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@ Film screening: Bag It. Lucas Theatre. Nov. 15. @ Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus and soloists: Opera: Carmina Burana, Peer Gynt and others. Nov. 17. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Nutcracker. Columbia City Ballet. Nov. 24. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Savannah Danse Theatre: The Nutcracker in Savannah. Nov. 24. Lucas Theatre. @ AASU Masquers: Dramarama. Nov. 23–Dec. 2.

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@ Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy. Nov. 29–Dec. 2. MLK Arena.

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@ The Collective Face: Salome. Nov. 30–Dec. 9.

Theatre: Robert’s Christmas Carol opens

@ Film screening: In the Family, with writer/director Patrick Wang. Dec. 2. Muse Arts Warehouse.

What: Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Music provided by the Savannah State University Choir. Performance times: Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm. Sunday at 3:30pm. Where: Kennedy Fine Arts Building , Savannah State University campus, Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. $5 Students. Info: 912-358-3323.

Film: Radio Ranch (1935, USA)

What: Just your typical black-and-white

“Singing Cowboy Science Fiction Action Horror Western Musical” starring Gene Autry. Presented by the Psychotronic Film Society. When: Wed. Nov. 7, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: sentientbean.com/

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Thursday Geekend 2012

What: A three-day conference of creative and technology industry types, aka geeks. “Designers, developers, artists, and social media mavericks.” Friday Night Keynote with Charles Adler, co-founder of Kickstarter (at Coastal Georgia Center.) When: Thu. Nov. 8, Fri. Nov. 9 Where: SCAD MoA, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: $225 Info: geek-end.com/

Theatre: Macbeth (in 1960’s Las Vegas) opens

What: The Armstrong Masquers troupe transports the Bard’s tragedy to the historic Las Vegas Strip Sands Hotel and Casino during its heyday. Thurs, Fri, Sat shows at 7:30pm. Sundays at 3pm. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State Univ.

@ Chris Young. Dec. 7. Johnny Mercer Theatre.

Music: needtobreathe What: This Charleston-based band is a national sensation, touring to support their latest album, The Reckoning. Opening: Matthew Mayfield and Good Old War. When: Thu. Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre @ Savannah Civic Center, 401 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $24.50 - $29.50 Info: www.etix.com/

Jenkins Theater, 11935 Abercorn Street Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. discounts avail. Free to Armstrong. Info: 912-344-2801.

Critz Tybee Run Fest/Leukemia/ Lymphoma Team Meet & Greet

What: Music, food, fun and information on Team in Training and the 2013 Critz Tybee Run Fest, plus discounted registration for the February 2013 run. Presentation at 7pm. When: Thu. Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m. Where: Fleet Feet, 3405 Waters Ave., Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: www.critztybeerun.com/

Film: Redfish Can’t Jump (2010, USA)

What: A fly fishing documentary that focuses on North Carolina’s State Fish. Presented by Coastal Conservation Association. When: Thu. Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $5. Info: musesavannah.org/

Taste of Savannah: A Culinary Tour of Savannah’s Best What: Savannah Area Tourism Leader-

ship Council’s 12th annual showcase of local restaurants and caterers. Attendees can vote for their favorite food items and their favorite booth decoration. When: Thu. Nov. 8, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Where: Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Hutchinson Island Cost: $50 Info: 912-232-1223. www.tasteofsavannah.org/

Comedy Open Mic

What: Hosted by Jayk Johnson. When: Thu. Nov. 8, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: sentientbean.com/

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@ Special screening: The Princess Bride. Dec. 8. Carmike 10. @ Holiday Pops: Savannah Philharmonic. Dec. 14 & 15. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. @ Cinderella. State Ballet Theatre of Russia. Jan. 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ American Traditions Competition. Jan. 15–19. @ Film screening: Lawrence of Arabia. Jan. 18. Trustees Theater. @ A Night in Vienna. Savannah Philharmonic. Feb. 1. Trustees Theater. @ Snow White. Columbia City Ballet. Feb. 9. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Savannah Book Festival. Feb. 14–17. @ A–Town Get Down w/Loudon Wainwright III. March 2. Trustees Garden. @ The Collective Face: Shadowlands. March 8–23, Muse Arts Warehouse. @ Lord of the Dance. March 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre.

Friday Theatre: “Johnny Mercer and Me” opens

What: The world premiere of an original musical featuring the music of Savannah’s songwriting legend Johnny Mercer. Starring Jeff Hall, Sandra Nix and Grace Diaz Tootle. Directed by J. Tom Coleman III. Musical Direction by Chris Chandler.

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@ Harlem Globetrotters. March 14. MLK Arena. @ Savannah Music Festival. March 21–April 6. @ Celtic Woman. May 3. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Blue Man Group. May 13 and 14. Johnny Mercer Theatre.

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week at a glance | continued from page 3 Written by Miriam Center. Thurs - Sat shows at 8pm. Sunday shows at 3pm. When: Fri. Nov. 9, Sat. Nov. 10, Sun. Nov. 11 Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $20 Info: 912-247-4644. savannahcommunitytheatre.com/

Theatre: God’s Favorite opens

What: Asbury Memorial Theatre Company’s production of the 1974 Neil Simon comedy, set on Long Island and based on the Biblical Book of Job. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm. Sundays at 3:00pm. When: Fri. Nov. 9, Sat. Nov. 10, Sun. Nov. 11 Where: Asbury Memorial UMC, 1008 East Henry St Cost: $10 Info: www.asburymemorial.org/ theatre

Marine Corps Memorial Ceremony

What: A ceremony honoring the fallen Marines of Chatham County. When: Fri. Nov. 09, 11 a.m. Where: Forsyth Park Marine Corps Monument, North End of Forsyth Cost: Free and open to the public.

Concert: United States Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club

When: Fri. Nov. 9, 6 p.m. Where: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church,

3 West Ridge Road, Skidaway Island Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-598-7242 .

Telfair Arty Party

What: Annual preview party for the Telfair Art Fair. Patrons get a “sneak peak” at works of art offered for sale in the two-day juried art fair held this weekend. Music, food and beverages. When: Fri. Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m. Where: Telfair Museums Cost: $100 Gen. Adm. $85 Telfair members. Info: 912-790-8800. telfair.org/

Lecture: “Reunified Berlin, 23 Years After the Fall of the Wall”

What: Dr. Andrea Mehrander, Executive Director of the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation, on the German capital that calls itself “poor but sexy” and is considered “Europe’s hotspot for creative industries, fashion labels and IT startups, and a cradle of democracy.” Sponsored by Armstrong’s Office of International Education, the Germany Friendly Society and the German Heritage Society of Savannah. When: Fri. Nov. 09, 7 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. Student Union/Ogeechee Theatre, 11935 Abercorn St., Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-344-3224.

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Saturday Historic Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson

What: History comes alive every Saturday and Sunday through March 17 at 11am and 2pm. When: Sat. Nov. 10 Where: Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Road, Cost: $6 fort admission for adults. Under age 6 free. Info: www.chsgeorgia.org/

Telfair Art Fair opens

What: The 18th annual juried art fair of approximately 120 artists from across the South, displaying and selling works in painting, printmaking, drawing/pastel, digital media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics/pottery, photography, furniture, glass, textiles/fiber, mixed media and other media. Saturday, 10am-5pm. Sunday, 12noon-4pm. Children’s activities in Telfair Square on Saturday. When: Sat. Nov. 10, Sun. Nov. 11 Where: Art Fair Tents on Barnard and President Streets Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: telfair.org/

Veterans Day Weekend at Fort Pulaski

What: Honoring our nation’s veterans with special activities every hour Sat/ Sun/Mon, recreating the 48th New York Infantry Regiment’s Civil War era posting at the fort. When: Sat. Nov. 10, Sun. Nov. 11 Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80 Cost: Free Nov. 10-12 at all Park Service properties. Info: 786-5787. www.nps.gov/fopu

Veterans Day Weekend at Old Fort Jackson

What: Commemorate three American military eras of Old Fort Jackson with special programming all day. When: Sat. Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Road Cost: $6 adults. Free under 6. Info: www.chsgeorgia.org/

Forsyth Farmers’ Market

What: Back after a week off. When: Sat. Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South End of Forsyth Park Cost: Free to hang out and visit. Info: forsythfarmersmarket.org/

Fort King George Encampment

What: Annual Autumn Encampment titled “The Debatable Land 2012.” Re-enactors from all over the southeast will lead artillery and musket firing demos, baking and brewing, arts and crafts, coastal maritime history, 18th century medicine, soldier’s


Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding at Oatland Island

What: Music by Savannah Folk Music Society. Dancing by Home Cookin’ Cloggers. Open fire cooked goods including corn bread and cane syrup. Hay rides, pony rides, crafts and games. When: Sat. Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd., Cost: $7 adults, $5 children. Discounts: military & sr. Info: oatlandisland.org/

Savannah Children’s Book Festival

What: Ninth annual festival presented by Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah. Dozens of children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country including award winning and bestselling writers/illustrators Blue Balliet (Chasing Vermeer), Tad Hills (How Rocket Learned to Read), Victoria Kann (Pinkalicious), and Alan Katz (Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs). When: Sat. Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: liveoakpl.org/

Veterans Day Parade

What: Savannah honors veterans with a parade around the Historic District. When: Sat. Nov. 10, 10:15 a.m. Where: Starts Abercorn and Gwinnett Cost: Free and open to the public.

Savannah Zombie Walk

What: Walk begins 7 pm and travels

down River Street. Vendors, bands, entertainers, activities & more. Makeup artists on site until 6:30 pm. For free makeup you will receive a coupon after you donate your canned food item(s). 1 free makeup pass per person. Rock 106.1 FM will be onsite noon-4 p.m. When: Sat. Nov. 10, noon-8 p.m. Where: River Street Cost: Free with canned food donation; food goes to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal GA

Savannah Beerathon

What: Taste 26 beers at 26 bars on the Beerathon “route,” all downtown. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and picked up by 3pm. When: Sat. Nov. 10, noon-midnight Where: Starts at J.J. Bonerz, Kevin Barry’s, Crystal Beer Parlor, or Wild Wings., Maps available at check in., Cost: $25 + cost for beers at each

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Info: savannahbeerathon.com/

Workshop: Create a Regencyera Purse

What: Learn to make a Regency period reticule (drawstring handbag). Instruction offered by the Assembly Dancers of North Carolina, a period dance troupe performing later tonight at Museum in the Moonlight. Limited space, please preregister on theassemblydancers.com. When: Sat. Nov. 10, 1-3 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd., Cost: $20 Info: shipsofthesea.org/

Lecture: ‘Alligators, Mosquitoes and Shovel Tests: Archaeology in and Around Savannah’

What: Ellen Harris of the Chatham County MPC will discuss recent digs and a proposed new archaeological ordinance for Chatham County. When: Sat. Nov. 10, 2 p.m. Where: Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum, 681 Ft. Argyle Rd. (Rte. 204) 2.3 mi. past I-95, Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-920-2299.

A Night at the Opera

What: Opera concert featuring professional vocalists Keith Miller (bass/baritone), Gregory Gerbrandt (baritone and Savannah Children’s Choir Artist in Residence), Tamara Ryan (soprano), Jennifer DeDominici (mezzo-soprano), and Gennard Lombardozzi (tenor.) Proceeds benefit the Savannah Children’s Choir. 5:30 Artist’s talk. 6:30 Concert. Reception follows. When: Sat. Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m. Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: $75 Info: www.savannahchoir.org/

Dolphins and Desserts--Featuring John “Crawfish” Crawford

What: The Dolphin Project’s monthly dessert social featuring a talk by Crawford, a naturalist at the University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium. When: Sat. Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., Cost: $5 donation. Open to public. Info: thedolphinproject.org/

Film: The Shining (1980, USA)

What: Stanley Kubrick’s chilling adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. Presented by SCAD Cinema Circle. When: Sat. Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Info: 912-525-5050. savannahboxoffice.com/

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life skills, Native American traditions. 2pm Battle reenactment. When: Sat. Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd. SE, Darien Cost: $3.75 - $6.50 Info: gastateparks.org/fortkinggeorge

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Museum in the Moonlight

What: Stroll the candlelit museum and gardens, enjoy live music, and four sets of Regency Period dancing (waltzing, hornpipe, maggots) presented by the Assembly Dancers of North Carolina. Period refreshments available for purchase. When: Sat. Nov. 10, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd., Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: shipsofthesea.org/

CMT on Tour 2012: Jake Owen

What: Florida born, Nashville-based multiple CMA and Grammy nominee, on his first headlining tour. With Love and Theft & The Florida Georgia Line. When: Sat. Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $25 - $30 Info: savannahcivic.com/

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Sunday Chocolate & Coffee Tasting

What: The Chocolate Lab & PERC

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Coffee team up to present a tasting event, pairing selections of American-made artisan chocolates with PERC’s locally roasted coffee. When: Sun. Nov. 11, 2-4 p.m. Where: Foxy Loxy Print Gallery & Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Cost: $30 Info: chocolatelabsav.com/

Concert: Organist Timothy McKee and The Ceremonial Brass Ensemble

When: Sun. Nov. 11, 4 p.m. Where: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church,

3 West Ridge Road, Skidaway Island

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Donations accepted.

Info: 912-598-7242 .

Lecture: The Fine Art of Watching, Photographing and Writing About Birds

What: Expert birdwatcher and Savannah Morning News birding columnist Diana Churchill gives a talk inspired by Flannery O’Connor’s lifelong love of birds, particularly peacocks. Part of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home’s 2012 Founders Fall Lecture Series. When: Sun. Nov. 11, 4 p.m. Where: Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street on Lafayette Square, Cost: Free and open to the public.

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Monday Lecture: “The Imperative of Leadership”

What: Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Phillips is assistant deputy chief of staff, G-1, on the Army staff; and former deputy commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart. When: Mon. Nov. 12, 6 p.m. Where: Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: armstrong.edu/

Lecture: The World of a Slave: The Material Culture of Slavery in the U.S.

What: Davenport House’s Harvest Lecture Series presents Martha Katz-Hyman, an expert on material culture of enslaved blacks in the U.S. Reception follows. When: Mon. Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Where: Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton St Cost: Free and open to the public. Reservations required Info: 912-236-8097. davenporthousemuseum.org/

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Tuesday NuBarter Trade & Gift Show

What: Nearly 40 Savannah retailers and purveyors who buy/sell/trade their wares through barter. Door prizes, raffles, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and samples, plus music. When: Tue. Nov. 13, 4-8 p.m. Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 5711 Abercorn St. Cost: Free to attend. Open to public. Info: 912-233-0808.

Lecture: A European Renaissance

What: Lecture by Arthur J. DiFuria, Ph.D., Art History prof at SCAD. Part of the “Reframing the Renaissance” lecture series in preparation for the upcoming Uffizi Gallery exhibition. When: Tue. Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Cost: $5. Free to Telfair members. Info: telfair.org/

Reception for International Clean Energy Leaders

What: Meet and greet leaders of the clean technology and clean energy industry from across the globe, as they wrap up a three day conference. When: Tue. Nov. 13, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Where: SEED, 39 Montgomery St. Cost: Free to attend. Open to public. Cash bar. Info: www.usgbcga.org/ cs


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Q&A following the screening of The Amazing Spider-Man the next morning was likely the most entertaining of the week. Coincidentally happening on Halloween, it was attended by a remarkable and diverse variety of fans, many of whom came in various Marvel character costumes and all of whom gave Lee a very enthusiastic welcome. Indeed, the real future of the Savannah Film Festival seemed best represented by the first-ever 3D offerings at the event: SpiderMan and the closing night screening of Rise of the Guardians. Kudos to SCAD and RealD for pulling off the 3D portion at the Trustees Theatre with great professionalism; I hope those films are a harbinger of many more such to come. And we hope you enjoy the 2D photos on this page by awesome local photographer Geoff L. Johnson.... cs

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A year or two ago, it seems like there was feedback that the Film Festival was perhaps overindulging in very serious, sober offerings. To be fair, if true this was probably more a function of the film market at the time, rather than any kind of preconceived bias on the part of the folks who select the entries. Regardless, it seems as if this year the pendulum swung the other way, with the lighter-thanair Silver Linings Playbook opening the Festival, and the penultimate evening screening this past Friday night being the Commitments-go-toAustralia feel-good flick The Sapphires. (I’ve reconciled myself to being in the minority about these things; I found both those films fairly formulaic, but most everyone else I talked to really liked them.) I was one of the few who actually enjoyed On the Road, the adaptation of the iconic Jack Kerouac novel; most people seemed either baffled or annoyed by it, but I thought the film really nailed the tone of the novel — all you can realistically ask of an adaptation. The serious film aficionados I know spoke in hushed, anticipatory tones all week about two screenings in particular, Rust and Bone and Amour (the latter screening Saturday morning amidst the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon). Neither disappointed. With the drama of Hurricane Sandy appearing to seriously affect travel plans, there was even more buzz than usual about the celebrity appearances, but the majority of scheduled events were able to go ahead as planned. Diane Lane stunned with her beauty, intelligence, and poise, James Gandolfini impressed everyone with his friendly approachability, and Matt Dillon held court at the Marshall House bar. But I’d wager that the most eagerly awaited and heartily enjoyed celeb appearance was by the great Stan Lee of Marvel Comics fame. His evening acceptance speech was certainly the most well-received of the Festival, and his

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Mapping the future So, Superstorm Sandy. What a psycho. It was terrifying to watch as she raged through the Atlantic seaboard like a menopausal T. Rex who’s been denied chocolate and wine. Hell hath no greater fury than Mother Earth with hot flashes, am I right? As I waited for Facebook updates on my phone from loved ones in Brooklyn and Manhattan last week, I found myself obsessing over the satellite images of Sandy’s massive spinning heft. I guess I’m old and nerdy enough to still think it’s pretty freaking amazing that I can view the planet in real time from a device that fits in my back pocket. Cripes, I remember when people still got lost and had to ask strangers for directions (which is part of the

fun of life as far as I’m concerned, a sentiment not shared by my husband, who uses his GPS to find the men’s room at a restaurant.) I contemplated the philosophical implications being able to see any part of the world from anywhere: Will it inspire humans to rise above our contrived nationalistic boundaries into a cooperative collective consciousness? Or is Big Brother writhing his hands in glee? Should I always remember to throw on a pashmina in the early morning when letting the dog out lest my hideous bathrobe be memorialized on Google Earth snapshot? Navelgazing aside, there’s no doubt that geographic mapping has tremendous practical application: It’s how meteorologists predicted Sandy’s bi–polar path and allowed first responders to find those in need

of help. It’s what powers the magical map on your phone, tracks swine flu outbreaks and finds ancient shipwrecks on the ocean floor. But the pretty pictures don’t pop up on the screen of their own accord: That takes science. The discipline is called geographic information systems (GIS), and there are big brains behind all that data–to–screen dancing we take for granted. “I don’t think people realize that from the minute they wake up to when they go to bed at night, they’re using GIS,” muses Noel Perkins, director of the Savannah Area Geographic Information Systems, located in the Metropolitan Planning Commission offices on State Street. “Basically, there is nothing that we can’t map.” Not every city is lucky enough to have its own GIS department.  With public safety as their No. 1 mission, he and senior analyst Lara Hall synthesize statistics and cartography to reveal layers of information employed by local engineers, contractors, city planners, utility

companies and fire and police departments. It’s all part of the public domain, which means you can use it, too, at sagis.org. Perkins and Hall gave me a GIS crash course last week that included the difference between absolute and theoretical data, the latter used to plot out new housing developments that might not actually be there yet (hence the reason Siri will send you down a road in Pooler that does not yet exist.) On a global level, GIS is the core of disaster relief efforts and in monitoring public health. Locally, it plans our evacuation routes and tells us which neighborhoods to stay out of after dark. “Using points, lines and polygons, we can analyze crime hotspots or create a model to predict a storm surge,” adds Perkins, imparting that should a hurricane push a wall of water through downtown Savannah, the high ground around Barnard Street will be our own little Mount Ararat at 65 feet above sea level. Super fascinating stuff. And talk about job creation: GIS is a growing


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The storms, they are a’comin’, but at least we can see them, right?

field with multitudinous global opportunities. Though maybe you’ve heard American students score quite sadly in geography. In 2010, only 20 percent of high school seniors passed a basic proficiency assessment asking them to identify the profile of South America. Highly ironic considering most of them can tweet their exact location in the mall with one click. Hall and Perkins hope to engage those young synapses by hosting the sixth annual GIS Day, next Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Savannah State University. Held as part of the National Geographic Society’s Geography Awareness Week, GIS Day introduces middle schoolers to the science in their back pockets and more. Four hundred and fifty eighth graders from Chatham County’s public and private schools will solve geographic mysteries using layered maps and learn compass skills as well as visit with representatives from the U.S. Corps of Engineers,

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Georgia Power and other GIS professionals. Basically, it’s the most epic scavenger hunt ever. With gadgets. “These are great skills to have even if you aren’t going into the field of GIS,” Perkins says. “You learn critical thinking, how to process information and look at the big picture.” Looking at the wide angle shots of big ol’ Sandy spiraling across the hemisphere, we’re all wondering whether she’s a once–in–a–lifetime aberration or the scary new normal. The argument on whether climate change is happening is over, but what to do about it is far from settled. We need to keep pushing the next generation of scientists to read the data right—otherwise we’ll just be swept away in the hubris. cs GIS Day takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Savannah State’s Hubert A Building and is open to the public from 2-3 p.m. More info at gisdaysavannah.org.

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Erin Brockovich (left) spoke to a crowd of over 200 at Love’s Seafood

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Standing at Love’s Seafood on the banks of the Ogeechee River on Friday night waiting for the arrival of celebrity environmental activist Erin Brockovich, I found myself imagining what it must have been like when the restaurant opened back in 1949. Owner Fulton Love remembers and can tell you stories of fishing so great that you had to invite a crowd to help you cook and eat your catch. But things have changed. The Ogeechee is no longer the rich source of fish and game that it once was. Folks along the river wonder, on a day–to–day basis, whether it’s even safe to get in the water, and the days are gone when a decent day of fishing meant at least a cooler full of bream and bass. Erin Brockovich was invited by Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp to come see the Ogeechee for herself. She visited with locals near the King America Finishing Plant and then came to Love’s for a stirring sunset speech pledging her support for the Riverkeeper’s fight. A crowd of at least 200 people who waited patiently for her arrival got the rousing call to action from Brockovich they came to hear, along with a promise that her organization would be launching an investigation into what is happening to the Ogeechee River. She spoke eloquently about her visit earlier in the day with landowners and others who grew up and live on the Ogeechee River, and how their questions remain unanswered by the state of Georgia and King America Finishing (KAF). “We need to find a solution before it goes further. You are not alone. What gives me hope is to see you taking back your river.”

Brockovich and her associate, Bob Bowcock, have vowed to start an investigation into what caused the catastrophic fish kill in 2011, when over 38,000 fish died and the river was closed to all recreational activity for weeks. They plan to dedicate their time to working with Ogeechee Riverkeeper and state agencies and will make themselves available to the citizens along the river and keep them informed. “It’s time for the people to direct the regulators... if we keep thinking [the problem] is going away, we are mistaken,” Brockovich said. Since KAF has been responsible for its own monitoring and testing, questions remain about what exactly has been going into the water. Information about proprietary manufacturing techniques and the chemicals and compounds those techniques require have been difficult to ascertain. But Bowcock vowed that the Brockovich team would “spare no expense in determining what exactly is going into the river and evaluating the ecological results [on the river] for years to come.” Ogeechee Riverkeeper has done extensive water testing since learning of the fish kill in May 2011, but at costs hovering around $1,000 per test, there are limits to its ability to perform testing for more than the basic contaminants. Bowcock outlined some potential ways to help Riverkeeper with that process, including assistance with

testing for chemicals and byproducts of chemicals earlier investigations may not have considered. Brockovich and Bowcock have promised their own investigation will complement and augment Riverkeeper’s existing testing protocols. Brockovich also echoed the extreme frustration with the state of Georgia’s enforcement and regulatory efforts that people concerned about the Ogeechee have been feeling for the past 18 months: “What it takes is us as citizens pushing back against the agency ... it’s supposed to be there to protect us,” Brockovich said. City of Savannah Council Members Tony Thomas and Estella Shabazz surprised Brockovich with the key to the City of Savannah. Thomas praised her commitment to bringing attention to Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s fight, pointing out that we here in Savannah need to continue to be informed and involved, since “what happens upstream impacts all of us who live downstream.” Brockovich’s involvement with a groundwater contamination lawsuit in California resulted in a $333 million settlement in 1996 and a hit movie bearing her name. Will a collaborative approach between Ogeechee Riverkeeper and Team Brockovich provide a nudge to the State of Georgia to issue King America Finishing a permit with teeth and enforce the law? A girl can dream, right? With the key to the City of Savannah glinting in the fading sunlight and the happy applause of hundreds of Brockovich’s fans ringing in my ears, I allowed myself a brief moment of hope that the future of the Ogeechee looked a little brighter. cs


‘I feel like a citizen now,’ said first-time voter Franklin Draper

‘There’s a momentum’

Regardless of who’s the next president, early voting proves healthy in Chatham County by Tina A. Brown

Community leader Shirley James wasn’t shy this year about sharing her belief that every eligible voter in Chatham County should exercise their right to vote. While she had worked to organize members of the Savannah Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, her sorority, church and other civic and fraternal groups to vote before the Nov. 6 election, she also reached out to ordinary people. Take Franklin Thomas Draper, of Garden City, for example. The 76–year–old barbershop assistant at the Ruffhouse Presents Main Attraction Barbershop on Habersham Street wore a four–year old Obama campaign button to work. His boss, Dwayne Ruff, said he had been pushing Draper to get registered. “You can’t be wearing that button if you don’t vote,’’ he told him. James, who was getting her hair cut, chimed in. “Did you vote last time?’ she said she asked him. Draper said he hadn’t voted since 1978. He wasn’t registered and didn’t think he could register because he didn’t have a state–issued photo ID

card. He said he thought the state requirement was “discriminating against the elderly and people who did not drive.” James found Draper’s answer unsatisfactory. She convinced him that if she brought the necessary paperwork to him he could become a registered voter. Together with Ruff, Draper completed his voter registration papers in time to vote early. James arranged for volunteer workers at the Savannah Branch of the NAACP to give him a ride to the Chatham County registrar’s office. “Of all the things I’ve done during this election, I’m proud of this the most,’’ James said. Friday morning, Draper was ecstatic. “I voted,’’ he said. The smile on his face showed just how much he appreciated the efforts of Ruff and James. “I feel like a citizen now,’’ he said, adding he learned that his government issued Medicaid card and

Asked if President Barack Obama’s candidacy has something to do with that, Shinholster said, “Is the sky blue? People are excited about the president and his politics.’’ Many of the voters in line wouldn’t say who they were voting for. And, they didn’t complain about the length of the lines because they expected the lines would be longer on Nov. 6. “I’m dodging the longer lines on Election Day,’’ said Savannah banker Patrece Grant, who also encouraged her college-aged daughter to vote via absentee ballot. “I just wanted to get it over with,’’ said Donika Golphin, an unemployed customer service representative. She said she hadn’t participated in early voting before but said “the times are different. I’m pulling for the person who is trying to help people like me.’’ Others say they had a sense that if they didn’t vote early they’d have a problem on Election Day. Margaret Deher, a 67–year–old retiree, moved to Savannah from Massachusetts and she feared that Georgia’s requirement for voters to have an identification card would be hardship. She was used to a system that required her to tell poll workers her name and no more. Voters Roger Moss, artistic director of the Savannah Children’s Choir and Jack Penchoff of the communications department at the Savannah College of Art and Design, stood in line twice before they were able to cast their ballots. “I’m more engaged in the electoral process,’’ Penchoff said. They were seasoned voters. But A’lexia Jenkins, a 19–year–old first time voter and freshman at Savannah State University, found it difficult to control her excitement and was critical of her peers who aren’t as excited about the electoral process. “All my life I’ve heard about the struggles of African–American voters. I’ve talked to several people from my generation and they aren’t going to vote early because of the lines. But you stand in lines to buy shoes on sale,’’ she says she tells them. “Get a priority,’’ she said. cs

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photograph he carried in his wallet was enough to prove his identity. James wasn’t the only patron of a local barber shop pushing reluctant eligible voters to go to the polls. Barbers Kevin Williams and Ronald Collins of Boys II Men on Bull Street said they also “stayed on’’ another reluctant voter until he registered and voted. The man who does odd jobs around that business declined to allow his name to be published. “I voted and my wife did too,’’ he said. Collins said he was surprised about the older man’s initial attitude given the fact that African–Americans were once disenfranchised in the South and discouraged to exercise their voting rights. “I thought he’d be telling us to vote. It was in the reverse,” Collins said. No matter who wins, the 2012 presidential campaign ignited a push for early voting across Chatham County. But the numbers of early voters this presidential year were smaller than in 2008 in part because state law makers in Georgia reduced the number of early voting days from 45 to 21 days. As of Oct. 31, 21,194 people in Chatham County had participated in early voting, said Sandra Williams, Chatham County Registrar. Williams and officials from the county board of elections did not have immediate numbers on the demographic breakdown. During the 2008 general election, the Chatham County Board of Elections said 47,419 people of all races and ethnic groups voted early. But by all accounts, African–Americans made a significant presence in the early voting lines for the general election. Many of them said they wanted to avoid the expected lines on Nov. 6. For African–Americans, voting this year seems significant, said Richard Shinholster, the vice president of the local NAACP chapter. He said he remembers a time when voter apathy in the African–American community in Chatham County was so prominent that NAACP leaders hosted a burial parade downtown. “We were burying apathy,’’ he said. Something changed. “A lot of people are going to vote. I really think there is an excitement in the black community. This year African–Americans are not apathetic. There’s a momentum.’’

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For the fourth consecutive year, Geekend pulls focus on digital innovation Keynote speaker Charles Adler, co-founder of Kickstarter

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Because today’s technology is advancing so quickly, it’s sometimes hard to focus and absorb the latest thing — because the moment you do that, there’s something even more innovative and impressive coming around the corner. That’s one of the guiding philosophies of Geekend, the Savannah– based interactive conference bringing tech and creative visionaries together in one place – according to the Geekend manifesto, it’s a think tank for “the brightest geeks, designers, developers, artists, and social media mavericks.” The fourth annual Geekend takes place Nov. 8–10 at various locations around Savannah. “Part of our mission is not just to be keeping up with technology, but staying ahead of it,” says executive director Sloane Kelley. “Making sure that we’re bringing in the thought leaders out there that are coming up

that’s been on our radar for a couple of years. We’ve reached out in the past, and he was very eager to join us at previous Geekends – and the timing never quite synched up.” Other speakers, presenters and panelists for 2012 include Neal Holman, art director and producer for Floyd County Productions (Archer, Unsupervised); Code for America Brigade program director Kevin Curry; social media specialist Lars Bredahl; CBS Outdoor Canada creative director Mimi Chan; Rails Machine president Kevin Lawver; Business Bullpen founder Tom Wickersty; numerous digital creative lights from SCAD, and plenty of others.

with the next crazy idea that may or may not take off, but there may be some nugget of learning in there that’s going to feed the next big idea. “And if that person happens to be in attendance at Geekend, that would be incredible. But we want to take those thinkers and hopefully inspire the people that are attending the event.” This year’s keynote speaker is Kickstarter co–founder and creative director Charles Adler. He’ll speak Friday at 7 p.m., in the Coastal Georgia Center auditorium. “I think he’s a great representation of what the spirit of the event is all about,” Kelley says. “And he’s someone

we really had a lot of passion for, and belief in, but it was really an experiment to see how it would resonate with the local community. We were all really stoked to see that it did resonate in a big way. And it started catching on from there.” As word spreads, more people attend every year. And the speakers’ list gets more impressive. “We’ve always operated on very, very tight budgets,” offers Kelley, “and we haven’t done any traditional advertising, really, to spread the word. So I think it’s a testament to how excited people have been about Geekend that it has grown. “But it’s also grown in reach. It’s exciting to see things spread through the digital channels.” CS

Like all digital innovations, Geekend started as a tiny germ of an idea, a grassroots project. In these four years, Kelley says, “we’ve learned so much. The first year, really, it was a bit of an experiment. It was an idea that

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The News Cycle

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What our brains make us believe about bicyclists OUR CITY’S daily newspaper recently published a letter to the editor from a citizen who was troubled by encounters with cyclists riding the wrong way on Price Street. This is a common complaint and it’s one with which I sympathize. I hate to see cyclists unnecessarily placing themselves at risk. Riding against traffic makes cyclists less visible to motorists at intersection and more vulnerable to collisions. The letter writer also reported that when he made the wrong–way cyclists aware of their transgressions, they responded with impolite hand gestures. This squares with my experience. Unsolicited critiques of other people’s cycling or driving skills are seldom received graciously. For instance, last month I was riding my bike on Price Street when a man in a Mercedes drove up behind me in the bike lane. He began blowing his horn and motioning for me to get out of the way. I shouted, “You’re driving in a bike lane!” Instead of thanking me for my insight, he scowled at me. I took comfort in the fact that his passenger appeared to be completely mortified by his behavior. But back to the letter and the point

at which it takes an unfortunate turn. The driver warns that next time a wayward cyclist crosses his path, he claims, “I think I won’t stop.” That’s right, cyclists. Even if he is able to stop in time, he might decide to run over you anyway. Where do thoughts like this come from? And why do people feel comfortable publically expressing them? Kevin Klinkenberg, an urban planner, had a similar question and wondered “if he’ll also do the same for drivers who violate rules?” The answer to Klinkenberg’s question, of course, is no. Tom Vanderbilt suggests “fundamental attribution error” distorts perceptions of cyclists. In a 2011 article in Outside called “Rage Against Your Machine,” he elaborates: “When bicyclists violate a law, research has showed it is because, in the eyes of drivers, they are reckless anarchists; drivers meanwhile, are more likely to view the violation of a traffic law by another driver as somehow being required by the circumstances.” There’s something else at work here and it has to do with the feeling of power and protection we enjoy behind the wheel. I’ve heard plenty of

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people complain about tourists driving the wrong way down one–way streets in Savannah, but I’ve never heard anyone suggest they would ram an oncoming car with theirs rather than taking evasive action. I’ve certainly never read a signed letter to the editor threatening to do so. The reason for this is easy to understand: Purposely colliding with another car carries significant downsides. Purposely colliding with a bike, not so much. This asymmetry of consequence emboldens those who think misbehaving cyclists (or pedestrians) ought to be taught a lesson. After all, there’s little chance of injury to the driver doing the “teaching.” No matter how badly they are disregarding the rules of the road, cyclists almost never endanger motorists. In a much–discussed Slate article published in September, “Why You Hate Cyclists,” Jim Saksa posits that “inductive fallacy” (assigning the characteristics of a few individuals to an entire population) skews our thinking about cyclists: “Now, you might be thinking to yourself that you’ve seen more than one or two suicidal cyclists in your day—that these roaches on two wheels are an

infestation that’s practically begging to be squished underfoot...” Inductive fallacy, Saksa suggests, combines with “the affect heuristic” (making quick decisions swayed by emotion) and is further cemented by “negativity dominance” (our proclivity to fixate on unpleasant events) to produce feelings of ill will towards cyclists that are often unfounded and frequently unreasonable. In other words, our minds can play tricks on them and cause us to reach and hold on to irrational ideas. Now, I realize it’s one thing to boast about the desire to show cyclists and pedestrians who’s boss and an entirely different thing to act on these impulses. Nonetheless, we must recognize that some people intentionally hurt and kill cyclists and pedestrians. Even if most warnings of automotive aggression are hyperbolic, presumably the case with the letter that prompted this column, it’s important to learn from these examples. We must acknowledge that such feelings may lurk in all of us and find ways to overcome them so we can all reach our destinations safely. cs John Bennett is vice chairman of he Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

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Seven shot at Fairground Police are investigating the shooting of seven people at the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds Saturday night.

All of the victims were transported either by ambulance or private automobile to Savannah hospitals. One victim underwent surgery and was listed in fair condition. No injury was described as life-threatening. Metro officers assigned to the fair had just dispelled an “apparently unrelated” fight near the rides when shots were fired about 10:40 p.m. Police searched for a gunman wearing a dark jumpsuit. Numerous subjects were detained and interviewed by Violent Crimes detectives. All have been released. Other attendees were allowed to begin leaving by about 11:15 p.m. Listed as injured were Jamiende Johnson, 19, Keonna Roberson, 14,

Deshawn King, 16, Diqwanie Butler, 18, Keyona Haward, 17, Jeffery Crawford, 18, and Tamika Williams, 36. Police are continuing to search for the shooter and working to confirm a motive. In a press conference the following Monday, Mayor Edna Jackson said: “To our teenagers, it is time to get real. Carrying a gun does not protect you, it does not get you respect, and it certainly does not make you tough. Carrying a gun only guarantees you a trip to one of three places: the hospital, prison, or the grave. “To our parents, it is time to wake up. Do you know who your children are hanging out with? Do you know where they are at night? You must be able to answer these questions. Talk to your kids. If you see them headed toward trouble, you must intervene. This is not an easy job, but it’s the one you signed up for. You are not allowed to shrug your shoulders and look the other way. They are your responsibility.” Anyone with information on the shootings or possible participants is

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•A subject is sought in the Labor Day weekSidney Grant is sought for end Henry Street double questioning in Henry St. case murder. Metro Police homicide investigators are seeking • Police are investigating a woman’s the public’s help in locating 30–year– death as suspicious, and seek the old Sidney Grant. He currently is public’s assistance Just after 6 p.m., wanted by the Chatham County SherOctober 31, police were summoned iff ’s Office for probation violation and to Bradley Point Apartments after is also wanted for questioning in the receiving a call about a deceased perSept. 1 shooting deaths of Emily Pickson. Melithia Singleton, 36, was found els and Michael Biancasino. dead. Investigators ask for the public’s Anyone with info is asked to call assistance in locating Singleton’s vehiCrimestoppers at (912) 234–2020 cle that was missing from her home, a or text CRIMES (274637). Include black 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport, “CStop2020” plus the tip. GA tag BYB9395. Police have located Thomas Mon• Police hope that engraved “City trell Jackson, 43, for questioning. cs of Savannah” tags on several pieces of equipment will help lead to the arrest Give anonymous crime tips to of those who entered a lot and broke Crimestoppers at 234-2020 into City trucks one night last week.

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news of the weird Disgraced but Not Contrite Chutzpah! The former police chief of Bell, Calif., Randy Adams, had resigned in disgrace after prosecutors charged eight other city officials with looting the municipal budget. Adams had been recruited by the alleged miscreants (at a sweetheart salary twice what he made as police chief of much larger Glendale), and his resignation left him with a generous state pension of $240,000 a year. Rather than quietly accept the payout, Adams immediately appealed to a state pension panel, claiming that his one inexplicably rich year in Bell had actually upped his pension to $510,000 a year. In September, with a straight face, Adams pleaded his case to the panel, but 20 times during the questioning invoked his right not to incriminate himself.

The Continuing Crisis • Doctors Just Want to Have Fun: (1) Navy medical examiner Dr. Mark Shelly was notified of disciplinary action in July after admitting that he let his children handle a brain (and pose for photos with it) that he was transporting for autopsy to Portsmouth, Va. (2) A 15-year-old Swedish student, working at Malmo University Hospital on a “practical work-life” internship, was allowed by a doctor to make part of the incision for a cesarean section childbirth and to examine the patient vaginally. One alarmed cesarean patient alerted news media after reading about the orientation program in May and

wondering if she had been a “handsidentification chips inserted into socks on” patient. so they can be automatically sorted. (2) • IRS agents, investigating tax-fraud The iPoo app, reported Wired magasuspect Rashia Wilson, 26, turned up zine in November, “(l)ets you chat with “thousands” of identification numyour fellow defecators from the combers in a September home search in fort of your own toilet.” (3) “In develTampa. Wilson had already laid down opment” now, according to Harvard a challenge in May, when she wrote on freshman Olenka Polak, is a “Code Facebook: “I’m Rashia, the queen of Red” app that creates an exchange netIRS tax fraud. (I’m) a milwork so that women lionaire for the record. So and girls who find if you think that indicting themselves unexpectme will be easy, it won’t. edly spotting can locate I promise you. I won’t do an emergency source the 2014 no time, dumb (expletive for a tampon or pad. election unpublished).” The search season Latest Religious also turned up a handhas begun! gun, and since Wilson is Messages a convicted felon (with 40 • The U.S. Supreme arrests), she was jailed, and Court has ruled that an denied bail in part because insane person cannot of the Facebook post. be executed, no matter • Many visitors to San how heinous the crime, Francisco’s historic Castro because he cannot neighborhood are shocked understand why he was at the city’s culture of street being killed. Notwithnudism (virtually all by standing that, Florida males). Only if the display Judge David Glant has is “lewd and lascivious” ordered John Ferguson, (with the purpose to arouse) is it illegal, 64, to death for a 1978 multiple-murder but a September report in SF Weekly conviction, despite evaluations from suggests that the nudity must be total 30 doctors that Ferguson is an insane — that calling any attention at all to the paranoid schizophrenic. (At press time, genitals may suggest lewdness, such as the U.S. Court of Appeals is considerby rings worn around the scrotum. ing Ferguson’s lawyers’ last-second challenge.) Judge Glant acknowledges Bright Ideas that Ferguson is delusional, but found Way Too Many Apps: (1) The Swiss that he nevertheless understands why company Blacksocks offers an iPhone he is being executed. Ferguson’s belief app that utilizes radio frequency

in a Jesus-like resurrection upon death, with a glorious afterlife, is not, Glant said, “so significantly different from beliefs (that) other Christians may hold so as to consider it a sign of insanity.” • Evangelicals’ Nightmare Come to Life: A city official in nominally Catholic Tupa, Brazil, granted, for the first time, official “civil union” status to a man and two women, who thus enjoy all the legal benefits of marriage (as per a recent Brazilian Supreme Court decision). A CNN reporter, translating Portuguese documents, said the union was called “polyfidelitous.”

Family Values “Why You Little ...!” (1) A teenager, apparently fed up with his parents’ commandeering of their home’s basement for an elaborate marijuana-growing operation, turned the couple in in August. The Doylestown Township, Pa., couple (a chiropractor mom and software engineer dad) had sophisticated hardware and 18 plants. (2) Police in Athens, Ga., searching for Homer Parham, 51, at his house in September, came up empty, and his wife said he wasn’t there. But as officers were leaving, the couple’s young daughter said, “Mommy locked Daddy in the closet.” Parham was found hiding in a high-up crawl space. cs

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What’s the current thinking on peak oil? Your column six years ago led me to think the petroleum tap was running dry. Now David Brooks and Fareed Zakaria are making it sound like we’ve got nothing to worry about, what with fracking and dropping natural gas prices. Were you an alarmist then, or are optimists kidding themselves now? —David Wargo Me, alarmist? Never. I just emphatically point out the facts. However, the situation has changed since my 2006 column on peak oil. Let’s take it step by step: 1. Peak oil is the point when oil production stops increasing and starts falling, with potentially dire economic consequences. That day will arrive eventually; the question is when. 2. Pessimists note oil production is declining and anticipate a peak soon— not long ago, some thought it would happen any day. However, people have been making gloomy forecasts for years, and virtually none have panned out. 3. The exception was 1956, when geophysicist M. King Hubbert introduced the concept of peak oil. Drawing on analyses of U.S. petroleum reserves, he correctly calculated domestic production would peak in 1970. 4. Global petroleum estimates were much fuzzier. Hubbert thought the “ultimate recoverable resource” for world oil was 1.25 trillion barrels; most reports I see now say it’s at least 2 trillion, perhaps much more. His prediction that global oil production would peak in 2000 was accordingly way off. 5. The official word is we haven’t reached peak oil yet, and probably won’t for a while. World oil production was about 85 million barrels per day in 2011, and predicts a steady increase to 99 million barrels by 2035. 6. Now for the part no one anticipated in 2006: U.S. energy production has jumped in the last few years due to improved recovery techniques such as hydraulic fracturing of shale rock, also known as fracking. EIA statistics show a 24 percent increase in U.S. production

of petroleum and natural gas between 2006 and 2011. Domestic natural gas is now so abundant the EIA predicts the U.S. will be a net exporter by 2022. 7. This puts matters in a new light. Oil has been the focus till now because transportation relies on liquid fuels— currently natural gas is mostly used for heating and electricity. However, it can also be used to power vehicles. So we should really be talking about peak oil and gas. When might this occur? 8. My assistant Una established the following. First, as of 2005, ultimate recoverable natural gas in the world was between 8.5 and 12.5 quadrillion cubic feet. Second, between pre-fracking 2000 and frack-happy 2010, U.S. proved natural gas reserves increased 72 percent. 9. I noted fracking was now mainly confined to the U.S., due partly to scruples about contaminated groundwater. Let’s suppose the world starts fracking as much as we do, with the result that world recoverable gas reserves jump at the same rate as U.S. reserves. That would give us 17 quadrillion cubic feet. 10. Too cavalier for Una. Most she’d concede was 12.5 quadrillion feet, the equivalent of 2.3 trillion barrels of oil. 11. Fine, I said. But another fossil fuel can also be liquefied and used for transportation in a pinch, namely coal. What’s the recoverable world stash of that? One trillion tons, Una said, the equivalent of 3.3 trillion barrels of oil. 12. By now it dawned on us the limit of importance wasn’t oil, or oil plus gas, but all fossil fuels taken together. We computed global recoverable fossil fuels as follows: 2 trillion barrels of oil + 2.3 trillion barrel-equivalents of natural gas + 3.3 barrel-equivalents of coal = 7.6 trillion barrel-equivalents total. 13. Finally we (well, I) took a stab at estimating peak fossil fuels, which I called PFF, or “piff.” Much depends on developments in the world economy, conservation, alternative fuels, and who knows what else, but I optimistically predicted PFF wouldn’t occur till 2100. That kicks the can down the road. However, if we’ve burned through half the planet’s fossil fuels by 2100, our problem won’t be global warming, it’ll be global scalding. Two, fossil fuels provide the bulk of energy for everything. 2100 isn’t that far away. The market will remind us. Although natural gas now is cheap, long-term energy prices due to growing demand will inexorably rise. That noise you hear? Perhaps you thought it was the ringing of the cash register. It’s tick tock. cs By cecil adams

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Jazz guitar great John Pizzarelli has visited Savannah several times over the past few years; this week, we get to hear his father, the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli, 86 years young and still the king. They call Bucky the Dean of Jazz Guitar. Along with bassist Ben Tucker and Savannah resident Howard Paul (another exemplary jazz guitarist), Pizzarelli has four shows in the neighborhood, with an all–Johnny Mercer program (this is Mercer’s birthday week). Closest to home is a show at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 in the ballroom of the Westin Harbor Resort, sponsored by the Coastal Jazz Association, which counts Tucker and Paul among its upper–echelon members. Nov. 9 and 10, Friday and Saturday, the swingin’ trio will do their Hey–Johnny set at the Jazz Corner in Hilton Head. In his long and storied career, Bucky Pizzarelli has performed with a who’s–who of jazz legends including Benny Goodman, Stephane Grappelli and fellow guitar great Les Paul. Pizzarelli plays a custom seven– string guitar made by Benedetto (it’s the “Bucky Pizzarelli Signature Model,” of course). The company is based right here in Savannah, and Howard Paul is President and CEO. Sunday’s show is free for CJA members, $10 for everyone else.

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to Live Wire Music Hall for the semi–annual celebration of all things swinging, retro and not a little left– of–center funny. Andy Bean has a jazzman’s guitar style, sort of Django Reinhardt– meets–Rudy Vallee, and he and standup bassman Fuller Condon put on a high–energy show packed with lightning–fast lyrics, off the wall harmonies and the most vaudevillian fun you can have in the year 2012. Wrote some wag: “It’s as if the Smothers Brothers were young today, wore better suits, and wrote hot jazz songs about drinking.” The guys have a new album out, their seventh, the Kickstarter–funded Two at a Time. It’s the total experience. But don’t take my word for it. See thetwogenlemen.com to hear (and see) for yourself.

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Savannah DJ/producer Troy Stoner has designs on starting a electronica series in town; his first show happens Nov. 10 at Dosha, with the Asheville twosome Aligning Minds, plus several local DJs spinning “proper house

music.” The time is right for Sanctum/Electronic Low Country. “I think there are some quality musicians and DJs, as well as a good audience for that music,” Stoner explains. “I went to an RJD2 show two years ago at Live Wire, and the place was packed. And Emancipator, who plays a similar kind of music. I really think there are plenty of kids who are into this, but who don’t know about it. “I think dubstep is beginning to run its course and hopefully die sooner than later. So the alternative electronic music acts could make a real big push in Savannah. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a movement, per se — that would be awesome if it had that much momentum — but we’re definitely trying to at least get the ball moving in the proper direction.” Stoner is talking about real electronic–based music, not your run of the bill indie band that works a synthesizer into the sound. “Savannah Stopover had a couple of good ones,” he says. “It seems like the market is here; it’s just a matter of synching up the acts with the audience.” His model is the Atlanta electronic


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• Don’t forget the Nov. 8 performance from Needtobreathe in the Johnny Mercer Theatre. The South Carolina rockers have had their greatest success in Christian circles, although the 2011 album The Reckoning reached No. 6 on Billboard’s Top 200 (no small feat). At the 7:30 show, they’ll be supported by Good Old War and Matthew Mayfield. • Hardcore heroes Manray are back

at the Jinx Nov. 8, with Bronzed Chorus and Self Evident. The very next night, it’s burlesque time at the club with the Cutthroat Freakshow, with the Arkhams and Tigerkiss and loads of freaky extras. • At the Wormhole Nov. 9: The Bonhannons, an in–your–face Tennessee band that blends Southern boogie with punk ferocity. Said one reviewer of the band’s Unaka Rising: “The sound here is anything but predictable. Yes, there are blues licks and high, lonesome, twangy sounds like the best of bluegrass, but there is also violently raucous guitar, emotionally charged vocals, more than a touch of metal, and above all else, rock ‘n’ roll.” • Big shows Tuesday, Nov. 13: The insanely innovative electronica/rock ensemble Jimkata returns to Live Wire Music Hall, with Big Something. And the “texture–pop” duo Daymoths is at the Wormhole, with Savannah’s own Electric Grandma and Sunglow. CS

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Jake Owen’s “The One That Got Away” will likely be his third consecutive chart-topping single.

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Eight years into his career, Jake Owen seems poised to earn country music’s most sacred status: Household name. In that time, many artists have come, gone and flown by night. Owen, in fact, barely scratched the surface of success with his early singles, “Yee Haw” and “Startin’ With Me,” catchy enough singles that nevertheless bore a certain generic Nashville stamp. The ruggedly handsome 30–year– old native of Vero Beach, Fla. broke ahead of the hat pack around this

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Do you mean there are people stalking your parents? Jake Owen: Oh, yeah. It’s something that I wasn’t ready for, but I don’t think my family realized it either. Everybody’s very proud, my brother, my sister, my mom and dad, but when it got to where they were going out to eat and people would come up to them, and all they want to do is talk about me ... I realized that I kind of put something on my family that I never intended to. I still love my hometown, it’s so great to me. I go back there every year — I’ll go back in December and do my charity event — but I try to pick my times to go back there. Is it all what you thought it would be, now that you have it? Jake Owen: It’s more, and it’s more fulfilling than I ever thought it could be. First and foremost, outside of the music, this career has brought me some of the greatest friends I’ve ever made in my life. With guys that travel with me on my bus, that have seen the same things that I’ve seen, that understand what I’m going through — because they’re going through it as well. It’s brought me a beautiful wife that’s giving me a beautiful child. It’s brought me a great life and the ability to afford a nice home. And things that I enjoy doing, I can now just pick up and go do. There’s a lot of very big, awesome perks to this, and they far outweigh the minute things that may tend to sometimes get frustrating. What’s it like when you get your first Number One single? Jake Owen: I think it’s not so much the Number One single as three in a row. With all due respect to all the artists who are out there on the charts, who well deserve the things they’ve got. Because it’s very hard to get a record deal, and it’s even harder to keep one. It’s even harder to get on the radio to reach the public so they can hear what it is you’re doing and saying. They have many options. But I speak the truth: Any label

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can spend an exorbitant amount of money to shove songs down people’s throats, and push them to the top of the charts. I’ve seen it happen. People figure that out; just because that person got to the top of the charts doesn’t mean that person, all of a sudden, is a superstar. I had songs four or five years ago that got to Number Two that I still play in my set, like “Don’t Think I Don’t Love You,” which is a great song. But at the time, people still weren’t sure what I was, or who I am. To them, I was just a song on the radio that a dude was singing. They didn’t buy into me, they bought into the song. Once I kept working and established my identity and my brand, to where people knew what they were getting when they heard my song, It wasn’t just “Oh, I like that song,” it was “Hey, this is Jake Owen’s new song.” Having one Number One song was pretty cool. That meant that I hit my stride. When that happened I said to myself “Now it’s time to work harder and get another one. And then another one.” To have three Number Ones in a row, that means to me that we’re starting to do it. That we’ve made a name for ourselves.

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Jake Owen: I’d like to every now and then, but life’s really changed for me. It’s real hard for me to go back to Vero now. There’s a lot of people there that are very, very proud of what I’ve done. And then there’s also the other side of it, as well. Someone told me a long time ago that would happen, and I never believed it.

Do you ever find songwriting and performing has become just a job? Jake Owen: My dad always said if you find something you love to do, you’ll never feel like you’re working. So I don’t feel like that. Honestly, I wake up every day and I look forward to soundcheck. Like “How soon can we start plugging our instruments in and play?” And after that, my tour manager telling me to go offstage because they’ve got to open the doors. I can’t wait until the show starts. This is eight years into my career, and it’s just what I like to do. It’d rather do this than sit behind a desk and deal with people’s complaining. That’s not to put down anyone’s profession, but I’m just lucky enough to do a job where I can be creative and make something up out of nothing. And then present it to people. It’s pretty awesome to get paid for creativity. CS Jake Owen With Love & Theft, Florida Georgia Line Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. When: At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 Tickets: $25–$30 at etix.com

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The wise and witty Groucho Marx once observed that “outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Though our furry companions provide unconditional love, those who have spent hours wandering the halls of Hogwarts or the moors with Jane Eyre know that books are buddies that stimulate the mind and heart without chewing up your shoes. Books open up the whole wide world for anyone, no power cord or password required. Nurturing and celebrating this relationship is the polestar of the Savannah Children’s Book Festival, taking place Saturday, Nov. 10.

In its ninth year of collating a colorful array of children’s book authors speak about their craft and sign books (even if they contain peanut butter smears or grape juice stains,) the enthusiastic staff of Live Oak Public Libraries has once again drafted a dazzling line–up: Tad Hills, bestselling author of How Rocket Learned to Read (hint: he sounds it out) and its follow–up, Rocket Writes a Story; Victoria Kann, co–author and illustrator Pinkalicious and Purplicious, those iconic fashion

tomes for the preschool set; and Carmen Agra Deedy, creator of the seminal book appreciation classic The Library Dragon and its fiery sequel. Also represented are Blue Balliet’s young adult mysteries (Chasing Vermeer, the Danger Box), graphic novels and other books about civil rights, exceptional student athletes and those eternally fascinating dinosaurs. Many are written by Lowcountry authors or have a local angle, like John Harris’ Jingle Bells: How the Holiday Classic Came to Be and Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey. Born in Savannah and raised in Charlotte, NC, Corey chooses strong female characters for her children’s stories, seen in the bestselling Mermaid Queen and Players in Pigtails. Following that track, Here Come the Girl Scouts! The Amazing, All–True Story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure is a gung– ho take on Savannah’s revolutionary social organizer, just in time for the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary. “I grew up hearing my mother’s stories about being a Savannah Girl Scout in the early 1960s,” remembers Corey, who now lives in Brooklyn, NY. “When I started researching Juliette Gordon Low as an adult, I was blown away by how ahead of her time she was. I loved that even a hundred years ago, the Girl Scouts were encouraging girls to get outside and exercise, explore careers and make a difference in the world and they’re still doing exactly that!” Also the creator of the space– age series First Graders from Mars, Corey chose to write children’s books because of the impact they have on growing brains. But she knows better than to let her readers know that. “You also don’t ever want to be didactic—kids don’t want to be lectured to any more than grownups do,” she warns budding children’s authors. “Your job as a writer isn’t to teach kids a lesson, your job is to tell a story that’s so good that when they turn the last page, they can’t wait to pick up the next book—and the next and the next!”


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A love of books hopefully translates into a curiosity about the world, the reason why the Children’s Book Festival will feature its International Tent once again this year. Hosted by ebullient storyteller J’Miah Nabawi of the historic walking tour company Savannah Storyfest, the tent will include tales from around the world imbued with multicultural music, drums and theater. “This is a wonderful collaboration of educators and health professionals,” explains J’miah, who also engages local children in afterschool and community programs with his high–spirited performances. “Reading on grade level is one of the important children’s health initiatives.” Stone games from India, traditional drum poems from West Africa and jungle stories from Vietnam will keep this tent pulsing throughout the day, with every word interpreted in American Sign Language by Dr. Dana L. Taylor of the Elijah Agency. Kevin and Beverly Barker will read a “silly poem” by their son, Ivan, and encourage other parents to quote their own kids’ funny stories. The children of Haiti figure prominently in this year’s International program in the form of Creole–to– English book Mwen We Koule Yo (I See Colors) by Joan Kornblatt. A simple pictorial essay of simple phrases, colors and landscapes, the book has brought much joy to children still living in the aftereffects of 2010’s destructive earthquake. “Even the poorest children have access to hundreds of books in this country, but in rural Haiti, they don’t

have a single book in their entire home,” says Kornblatt, who has made eleven trips to the tiny island of La Gonave to bring books and food supplies to 400 children there. Kornblatt enlisted native Haitian Belinda Baptiste for the translation of Mwen We Koule Yo (I See Colors), forging a powerful relationship through the book. “We have made improvements for these children since the earthquake with this book,” says Baptiste, who serves up traditional Caribbean fare at her Unforgettable Bakery on Eisenhower and has accompanied Kornblatt back to Haiti several times. “We are investing in their future.” The importance of reading is not lost on Vickie Agyekum, a registered nurse who co–owns job training center Dominion Healthcare Solutions. Originally from Ghana, Agyekum came to the U.S. in her 20s to earn her Master’s in Medical Education and regrets what happens when children aren’t exposed to books and stories at an early age. “Some of my students still have issues with literacy,” she rues. “We must begin to educate our children early on to interpret language, even if begins by being read to or hearing a story told.  “That’s how our grandparents taught us.” cs   The Savannah Children’s Book Festival When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free Info: liveoakpl.org/SCBF

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Savannah native brings whimsical work to Savannah Children’s Book Festival by Jim Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

My best friend has a porcupine. A porcupine that was mine. But I had to give it away, for exact reasons I cannot say, but it had something to do with my behind. — ‘Porcupine of Mine,’ by Mark Lawton Thomas The last time we talked to Mark Lawton Thomas, he was bringing his new book When Farts Had Colors to the Savannah Children’s Book Festival. While certainly not the typical entry for that event, his story about a boy’s unique method of coping with bullying struck a chord in festivalgoers. “We were kind of an underground hit,” recalls the Savannah native, who now teaches in the Atlanta public school system. “I was really thrilled about it, and made a lot of connections. I realized it’s possible to make a living at this, though I haven’t chosen to give up teaching yet.” Thomas says his experience as a middle school and elementary school teacher over the years has been central to his success writing children’s books. “I’ve been teaching school so long that I still have a lot of kid in me. I’ve spent my entire life with kids.” His newest effort is a departure. My Lemonade Stand Can’t Stand Me, published by Peak City Publishing and illustrated by Jeehyun Hoke,

is a collection of quirky poems. While Thomas himself grew up reading the similar whimsical style of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, he decided to tweak the concept for a new generation. “Kids just don’t have the attention span as much for Silverstein anymore. So the challenge is to keep them engaged within four or six lines,” he says. “Writing the poems is about really just sitting down and being quiet and it just comes to me. And of course sometimes the usual disasters that go on around the school hallway will amuse me. I’ll jot it down on a piece of paper and go home and see what I can do with it.” Thomas says sometimes the inspiration is a single word or idea that amuses him. “There are certain words that kids just love and respond to whenever you use them. They love ‘porcupine.’ They love ‘catastrophe.’ They love ‘Shar–pei.’ Kids laugh at words like ‘brouhaha.’” In a technique he perfected with his first book, Thomas test–markets his material with the toughest possible focus group. “Ultimately the final judge was my kids I teach. They are the harshest critics of my work,” he says. “Even though most of them are a little old for the material, I guess you could say it took them back to their elementary school days.” Thomas says kids respond to reading about a recognizable set of issues that cross socioeconomic lines. “There’s lots of sibling rivalry – definitely — and birth order also

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plays a big role. I feel lucky to be able to tap into that every day and to sort feel like a kid when I’m writing a poem.” However, Fart fans won’t be disappointed. Thomas says he’s working on a sequel. “I’ll be writing it over the holidays. I’m going to go to New York and lock myself up in a room and try to knock it out in a few days. I really want to bring those characters back to life again.” cs Mark Lawton Thomas appears at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival this Saturday in Forsyth Park.

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“He loved having Savannah people with him,” says Center, 86. “He just loved Savannah. He ate Savannah with a spoon.” Three years ago, for the centennial of Mercer’s birth, Center wrote a play about their friendship. Called Mercer and Me, it combined tender (and funny) memories with many of the songwriter’s best–known works. “In the last 10 years,” says Savannah Community Theatre director Tom Coleman, “I truly have had 15 new authors bring me stuff and say ‘Please do my play.’ Miriam called me and said ‘I have this play I’ve written about Johnny Mercer — would you read it?’ I met with her and read it.” Coleman loved the material — Center, a published novelist, had a way with words – and the show was produced in the downstairs ballroom at the Savannah Civic Center. “We ended up with about 1,200 people,” Coleman says with pride. Center and Coleman have re– tooled the show, adding more songs and dialogue, and it makes its re– appearance this week at Muse Arts Warehouse. It’s now called Johnny Mercer and Me. For the playwright, it’s a bit of mythbusting. “I wrote this play because I feel that Johnny has always been talked about in Savannah rather like a plastic figure,” Center explains. “And he was such a multi–dimensional person. I knew him all the way through, and he was just so interesting — warm, and complex, and not just writing ditties.

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Miriam Center knew Johnny Mercer well in the last decade of the great songwriter’s life. Both were Savannah natives, and they shared not only a deep love for the old hometown, but a rich sense of humor and a philosophically southern way of looking at the world.

Miriam Center (second from right) and the cast of Johnny Mercer and Me. Inset: The man himself.

He wrote beautiful poetry.” They met at the 1963 Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles (Center’s cousin was a producer of the show). Mercer was there, with his wife Ginger, and his musical partner Henry Mancini and his wife (the writers took the Oscar for Best Song that night, for “Days of Wine and Roses”). They were all, Center recalls, pretty drunk. Between that night and Mercer’s death in 1976, Center and her husband were frequent traveling companions with the Mercers — they went to Great Britain together, and met up often in Los Angeles, and New York. And on Tybee Island, where Johnny and Ginger had a home. “Ginger told me this,” says Center. “On his deathbed, when he found out that he had the brain tumor, he turned to her and said ‘Take me home.’ Those were almost his last words. She knew he meant Savannah. And so his funeral was here.” The action in Johnny Mercer and Me takes place after Ginger’s funeral, 10 years later. The character Maxine — that’s Miriam Center — returns to the Mercer home and begins reminiscing with another friend, who’s a piano player.

“Johnny comes back from the grave and talks to her,” explains Center, “and they have wonderful moments of recollection. The piano player doesn’t know that Johnny’s there, but she does. “There’s a lot of drama, and fun ... I’m trying to teach these boys how to curse, and they don’t want to say curse words.” The cast includes Jeffrey Hall, Sandra Nix, Chris Chandler and Grace Tootle. Coleman’s set is decorated with memorabilia and photographs from Center’s own collection. If you saw the original production three years ago, be advised that it’s changed significantly. “She revamped, I revamped ..,” Coleman says. “It’s a book musical, standard, traditional.” And it’s very Savannah. According to the playwright: “There’s more music, and we’ve got more sadness and humor mixed in with one another. I hope.” cs Johnny Mercer and Me Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703D Louisville Road When: At 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 15–17; at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 & 18 Tickets: $20 Reservations: (912) 247–4644

“The story of Job,” says Pam Spears, “isn’t funny until you get it through the pen of Neil Simon.” A longtime professor of theater at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Spears sits on the board of directors at Asbury Memorial Theatre, which produces plays at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church. She and Ronnie Spilman are co–directing Simon’s comedy God’s Favorite at Asbury this week and next. God’s Favorite is Simon’s comical interpretation of the trials of Job — tycoon Joe Benjamin (Ray Ellis), after a visit by a mysterious stranger, suffers a serious of ailments. “Obviously, people don’t want to go to the theater to see someone suffer,” Sears points out. “But it’s such an interesting twist on the way that new discoveries are made with each new ailment. And the relationship between father and son that he brings in, in the last hour. “It’s funny, and then there’s a nice, heartwarming few moments as well.” The Asbury cast also includes Wesley Dasher, Ed Davis, Cheri Hester, Jeremy Kole, Melissa McNaughton, Les Taylor, and Gwyn Yarbrough. After a decade in AASU’s performing arts department, Sears says, she’s excited about directing community theater, and with a different talent pool. “I haven’t worked in the community very much at all since I’ve been working at Armstrong,” she explains, “so this is good for me in terms of bringing more local knowledge back into the classroom, and to develop the relationships a little bit.” CS God’s Favorite is onstage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 16, 17; at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18, at 1108 E. Henry St. Tickets are $10. For reservations: (912) 233–3595.

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Each year the Telfair Art Fair brings a rich variety of artists from all pursuits for a weekend of al fresco fun in Telfair Square, displaying (and hopefully selling!) their work to enthusiastic crowds. This year, among many other artists participating in the Art Fair, photographer JT Blatty will offer some ambitious fine art photography. Blatty, who splits her time between Savannah and New Orleans, brings a particular Lowcountry point of view to her work: Specifically, a long–running interest in the prehistoric fossils commonly found in this area. The entire coastal plain of which Savannah is a part was underwater for millions of years. Likewise, millions of now–extinct marine creatures roamed the waters, including the massive Megalodon, or giant shark. The thing about sharks is, they grow lots and lots of teeth during their lives, and at some point most all of them fall out. Fast forward to modern times, and this means local boaters and divers frequently find them.

Blatty was, um, bitten by shark teeth a few years ago. “I’ve been searching for them since about 2004 when I moved to Wilmington Island,” she says. “I had heard stories about these huge Megalodon teeth, so I started talking to locals about it. For awhile I was going over the bridge into South Carolina to find them, to that place they don’t let you go to anymore (laughs).”

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photography, which she’s bringing to the Art Fair this weekend. She offers excerpts from her show “Parallel,” which was first on display in New Orleans earlier this year and was Blatty’s first gallery show. As the name indicates, “Parallel” draws on the synergistic aesthetics of the fossils and the human form itself. “When I looked at all the grooves and lines in the teeth, I was struck by the similarity to the human body, and how all life is perfectly orchestrated. The similarities can also apply to things like trees and shells,” she says. “I was just struck by the symphony of it all, and decided the best way to explain it is to show it.” Also on display will be the actual fossils used in the photographs — “but those aren’t for sale,” laughs Blatty. Finding the fossils is part science, part art, and a lot of luck. “I have done a little blackwater diving to look for them, and that was really scary. You can’t see anything, you have to feel around,” she says. “I find a lot of them in eroding cliffs and banks from dredging, or along the beach. You have to know how to

recognize one when you see it half– buried there.” Initially each fossil “just looks like muddy rock,” Blatty says. “Then you wash it off, and the details of the fossil become so beautiful, and each one so different from the other. It’s so fascinating — here this thing has been under the river for millions of years, then you touch it.” While “Parallel” was a success in New Orleans, Blatty says the photos are likely to be even more appreciated here. “I wanted to spread this work to the Lowcountry, where I think people are a little more in tune to things like this,” she says. “Plus, this is where I was originally inspired to do this, after years of treasure hunting here. Fossil hunting and photography combine my two passions.” cs Telfair Art Fair When: Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, Sunday, noon-4 pm. Children’s activities in Telfair Square on Saturday. Where: Telfair Square Cost: Free and open to the public, art available for purchase

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28 Still Lifes — Work by Carol Taylor. Show runs through Nov. 13. Dragonfly Studio, 1204 Highway 80,

Passing Lane/Hidden River — Paintings from town and country by Jeffrey Markowsky. Nov. 2-30, Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

Affecting the Effect — Heather MacRae-Trulson’s M.F.A Painting Candidate Thesis Show. Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Jr Blvd, http:// www.hfinearts.com/

T minus 10 — Chances are you’ve seen Adolfo’s art bringing to life interior and exterior walls all over Savannah. This experienced muralist is the third artist to work with SeeSAW (see Savannah Art Walls) to complete the mural on 34th and Habersham. “T minus 10” by Adolfo will be up from Nov. 2-Dec. 9. The Butcher, 19 E. Bay St.

Brad Hook — Brad D. Hook, watercolorist, will be displaying his works at the JEA from November 1-30. Brad is a self taught watercolor artist who has been painting and drawing for over 35 years. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Dan Winters’ America: Icons & Ingenuity — Known for his iconic photographs of celebrities, Dan Winters has won more than 100 national and international awards for his work, including the Alfred Eisenstadt Award for Magazine Photography and the First Place World Press Photo Award. He has photographed Barack Obama, Al Gore, Willie Nelson, Kate Winslet, and Sandra Bullock, among others. A fully illustrated hardbound catalogue, sponsored in part by the Telfair Academy Guild, will accompany the exhibition. Jepson Center for the Arts, Telfair Square Ikeda Feingold — Large works show at The Sparetime, second floor, 36 MLK Jr Blvd. Small works exhibition at Local 11Ten, 1110 Bull St. Little Black Dress — Curated by SCAD trustee and Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley, this exhibit opens Sept. 28 and charts the historic and contemporary significance of a singular sartorial phenomenon. Featuring approximately 80 garments from a canon of modern fashion designers, the exhibition includes contributions from veteran designers and those of the International Best-Dressed List such as Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada and Renee Zellwegger. Through January 27, 2013 in Savannah at the SCAD Museum of Art. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Local Flavor — Joanne Morton, artist/curator, hosts her first art show. Artists represented through Dragonfly Studio, Tybee Island make up the seven artists exhibited. October 5–December 6. Lowcountry Gourmet Foods, 10 W. Broughton St. Ornaments of Spirit — Recent paintings by Melinda Borysevicz, November 5- December 3. Reception November 9, 6-8pm free and open to the public. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Parlor Trick — MFA Thesis show by D. Sam Bryer. Oct. 31-Nov. 13. Showcasing the odd and familiar, this gallery turned parlor room will present narrative portraits, chairs, and etchings inspired by the posturing of humans. NonFiction Gallery , 1522 Bull St.

Telfair Art Fair — 18th Annual Telfair Art Fair happens November 10-11 in Telfair Square, with the Arty Party Preview Nov. 9, 6-9 pm. This open-air styled event features 114 local and national artists around Telfair Square extending to Ellis Square. The Telfair Art Fair is free and open to the public on Saturday, November 10, from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, November 11, from 12 to 4pm. Telfair Square Tinstamatic Portrait Studio — Fine art photographer Ellen Susan demonstrates the 19th century wet collodion photographic process at at Oglethorpe Gallery on Sunday, November 18. This occasion presents an opportunity for registered guests to experience a portrait sitting using Civil War era technology. It will also serve as an open house, allowing for the public to stop by the Oglethorpe Gallery to see the space and get information about exhibiting at the gallery. The public is invited to visit the gallery throughout the day to see the space and observe Susan at work. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave. Turning Points in Portraiture — The Beach Institute in conjunction with The Hurn Museum presents this look at the history of portraiture’s relationship to the history of art. During its long historical course, the portrait continues to reflect each era’s social temperament. Through January 31. Hours: Tue-Sat 12-5 pm, www. hurnmuseum.org Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Turntable Show — Maldoror’s Frame Shop presents its collection of custom crafted turntables, built from reclaimed lumber salvaged from both local antebellum homes and North Carolina mountain barns. Maldoror’s Frame Shop, 2418 Desoto Ave. TWIGS — Artwork created by Scribble Art Studio students in collaboration with Live Oak Public Libraries. Free coloring books available. Blick Art Materials, 318 E. Broughton St.

Work by Melinda Borysevicz is at Gallery Espresso; reception this Friday evening Vietnam Visions — Images of war are explored with sculptures and paintings by artist Karl Michel in his upcoming exhibition at the City of Savannah’s Gallery S.P.A.C.E. Nov. 9-30. He currently teaches art education and drawing at Armstrong Atlantic State University. His sculptures and paintings all relate to what he encountered during his time spent

in Vietnam. An artist’s reception will be held on Friday, November 9 at 5 p.m. The reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public. A lecture and gallery talk will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at 12 p.m. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.


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Left: Did someone say ‘pumpkin truffles?’ Right, some of the handiwork of the new Mellow Mushroom in West Chatham

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I’ve been in several Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurants — most have been in older buildings and epitomized the funky, fun atmosphere of the franchise’s inherent mellowness. But my visit last week to a NEW Mellow Mushroom in Pooler was as equally satisfying as my other visits. This location is guarded by a towering Iron Man figure, the first clue that the theme of the restaurant is the movies. That’s no coincidence — the franchise is owned by the same developer who built the adjoining Pooler Stadium Cinema. In fact, daily show times for the multiplex are stationed on each table and watched over by a life–sized Spiderman handing from the towering ceiling. It’s a kid–friendly destination for sure – but with plenty of adult pleasing menu items and an extensive selection of both draft and bottled craft beers. My lil’ house salad and half Spiked Sausage hoagie was good and plenty. The crunchy rye hoagie roll was the perfect foundation for the sandwich, brimming over with chunks of spicy sausage and melted cheese. I had a front row seat to crust after

crust being hand tossed for my fellow diners’ pizzas. A zesty IPA from Green Flash washed ‘er all down. I ordered carryout for Ms. T.J. — a sausage, green pepper and onion calzone and a small Greek salad. The calzone was big enough to share — but she did her best polishing it off and pronounced it worthy enough for a revisit with friends. Hmmm, date night movie and a pie... 409 Pooler Parkway/330–7133

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I dropped in to check out chocolatier Adam Turoni’s holiday selections recently and was impressed with how far he has come stocking his new retail site on west Broughton Street. The Culinary Institute of America schooled Turoni, who is coming up with a new line of Christmas season goodies and has fall flavors like the pumpkin truffles pictured here available through Thanksgiving. 323 W. Broughton St.

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After a year off, I’m returning with an every Tuesday afternoon tasting and small plates happy hour – this time at Taco Abajo. Stop in, let’s talk food and drink. The first will be Nov. 13, 5:30–7:30 p.m. You will sample three seasonal– inspired cocktails, one each with American whiskey, black rum and tequila. Get the recipes, talk food and drink with me and other foodies. $15 includes a plate of small bites. I would appreciate a call, (912)224–0136 or email savannahfoodie@comcast.net so I can plan appropriately. Future weeks will explore trios of wines, craft beers and tequilas.

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Finishing touches are being put on the new location of B&D Burgers on Congress Street, at the east end of City Market. A peek inside reveals a completely new look for the soon to be three–location burger restaurant. A large outdoor seating area features huge, permanent umbrellas an outdoor bar and a performance stage. Stay tuned.... cs


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This adaptation of David Mitchell’s heady 2004 novel is one of those moviegoing experiences guaranteed to divide audiences into love–it–or– hate–it camps, stroke heated water– cooler or Internet–board discussions, and leave fans and foes alike circling each other. Cloud Atlas is designed to shred apathy by invoking some sort of sizable reaction from viewers, and in that respect, it’s a great success. Whether the particulars of the film itself succeed is entirely up to each individual audience member. One viewer’s emotional insight is another’s pretentious blather, and with six stories filling out nearly three hours, folks are going to be feeling satisfied or sickened – or maybe a bit of both. Dealing with themes of reincarnation, oppression and interconnectedness, the half–dozen stories would

probably feel fairly conventional on their own. “Half–Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery,” for example, feels like a dinner theater production of The China Syndrome, while “An Orison of Sonmi–451” borrows from V for Vendetta, Soylent Green and just about every other dystopian sci–fi flick this side of The Hunger Games. Yet with Mitchell’s book as the blueprint, the writer–director team of Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and siblings Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) somewhat streamline – yet still retain – a multi–webbed narrative structure that allows all the individual episodes to cumulatively pack a soulful punch. Cloud Atlas is unique in that all six stories are accorded equal weight and manage to maintain interest, so that when we suddenly switch to another chapter, we’re not disappointed in leaving one behind but instead look forward to the one resting ahead. Chronologically, the tales take us from the mid–19th century to an unspecified time in the distant future, from “The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing” (Jim Sturgess as an idealist and Tom Hanks as a cheerful doctor) to “Sloosha’s Crossin’ an’ Ev’rythin’ After” (Hanks as a post– apocalyptic primitive and Halle Berry as the stranger in a strange land). In between, there are episodes involving a gay musician (Ben Whishaw) hoping to make a name for himself, a journalist (Berry) seeking to expose corruption at a nuclear power plant, and an avaricious publisher (Jim Broadbent) who gets his comeuppance in hilarious fashion. Who can resist the prospect of Hugh Grant in tribal makeup as a cannibalistic warrior? Or Hugo Weaving as the Lucky Charms leprechaun gone rogue? Or, perhaps most amusingly, Hanks as a Cockney brute who’s so incensed by a literary critic’s pan of his novel) that he dispatches his detractor with the same lan exhibited by Theatre of Blood’s Vincent Price when he silenced his critics? Having the same actors turn up over and over, particular in minor roles that rest outside the main action (Hanks as a hotel clerk, Broadbent as a Korean musician, etc.), seems like stunt casting – and perhaps it is, to a degree. But the decision is ultimately a sound one, with the perpetual presence of the familiar faces working toward the idea that all of humanity is

inexorably tied together, and that our stories – whether conveyed through writings, music, media or plain old campfire chats (all evidenced here) – serve as essential ripples shimmering over the ocean of time. Cloud Atlas is screening in IMAX only at Royal Cinemas Pooler.

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The destructive force that is alcoholism has formed the centerpiece of many a Hollywood drama, from The Lost Weekend to The Country Girl to Leaving Las Vegas. While the story details change, they all share characteristics familiar to anyone living in proximity to an alcoholic: The lies, the broken bonds of trust, the mental – and sometimes physical – abuse. The downward spiral. The breaking point. In director Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, Denzel Washington is veteran airline pilot Whip Whitaker, whose booze and cocaine addictions have already cost him his family. Now, his high– profile job is on the line, because he’s let his personal and professional lives get too close once too often. He enters the cockpit of an Orlando–to– Atlanta flight just drunk enough to be impaired, but not enough to send up any warning signals to the people flying with him. The devastating crash happens within the first 15 minutes of Flight; it’s staged for maximum scare, and anyone who’s already a little nervous about flying might want to take a pass on this movie, or risk a lifelong commitment to Amtrak. It’s that gut–wrenching. No spoilers here; Captain Whitaker is among the survivors, and as the crash is investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board, exactly what happened in those tense final moments is explored again and again. Washington, who could play this kind of mixed–up badass in his sleep by now, gives the beleaguered pilot a deep sense of vulnerability masked by bravado and denial. An understated Don Cheadle plays Whitaker’s lawyer, and Bruce Greenwood is the only one from the pilots’ union who doesn’t seem to want him hung out to dry. But Whitaker’s an alcoholic. He lets them both down. John Goodman’s brief appearances as the pilot’s drug dealer pal are but comic relief in an otherwise deadly serious film.

British actress Kelly Riley appears as a junkie who becomes Whitaker’s unlikely lifeline as he comes under increasingly intense scrutiny; it’s a variation of the “hooker with a heart of gold,” and as their scenes together unfold, we’re meant to wonder if these two abusers are meant to go down in flames together. The brilliant Zemeckis, who hasn’t had a big hit since Cast Away a dozen years ago, does serviceable work – it’s hard to make a bad film with the dogged, durable Washington in the lead – but Flight isn’t going to be the one to bring him back to his Back to the Future and Forrest Gump heyday. — Bill DeYoung

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perpetually chipper Felix (30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer) repairs all the damage and curbs Ralph’s destructive rage. An outcast among the other game characters, Ralph longs to be the good guy for once, but to do so, he must leave his game (through the electrical cord that connects with all the other games’ cords via a surge protector) and prove his valor elsewhere. He briefly ends up in Hero’s Duty (which incorporates elements from Aliens and The Matrix trilogy), but most of his time is spent inside Sugar Rush, a racing game set in a garish candyland. There, he meets Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), a little girl whose status as a “glitch” makes her as much of an outsider as Ralph. Directed by Rich Moore (a longtime contributor to Futurama and The Simpsons) from a script by Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee, Wreck–It Ralph is consistently inventive, displaying a sturdy story structure that makes it more than just a simplistic romp for the Gen–X crowd. The rules of this gaming universe are clearly defined, and enough character exposition is provided to allow for some modest surprises toward the end. As for the 3–D, it’s tastefully employed, providing audiences more pop for the premium price but subtle enough so that folks who opt for the 2–D route won’t feel cheated. Either way, come bearing a fistful of quarters.

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– a plight that affects many performers who tether their careers to Adam Sandler’s – but he exudes a natural sincerity that others in his field cannot, and Here Comes the Boom plays off that as much as it plays off his limited comic range. James stars as Scott Voss, a biology teacher who’s crushed when he learns that school budget cuts will result in the axing of the music department and the termination of its inspirational head, Marty Streb (Henry Winkler). It will take $48,000 to save the extracurricular activity, but none of the teachers are willing to help out except for Voss and the school nurse, Bella Flores (Salma Hayek). Voss finally comes up with a plan: He’ll raise the dough by becoming a mixed martial arts fighter, since even the bout losers come away with cash in their pockets. You can see where this is headed: Under the tutelage of his muscle–bound friend Niko (a likable turn by real–life MMA champ Bas Rutten), Voss becomes good enough to ascend to a nationally televised match. There’s also some predictably tired gags involving foreigners attempting to become U.S. citizens, the usual heavily relayed message about chasing dreams, and the typical Hollywood fantasy that allows someone who looks like Kevin James to bag someone who looks like Salma Hayek. But although the movie is produced by Sandler’s company and directed by Sandler flunkie Frank Coraci, it’s refreshingly devoid of the

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Activism & Politics 13th Colony Patriots

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

May 23, 2014. The proposed calendar is posted for public review and comment prior to a final Committee recommendation being made to the Board of Public Education To comment, fill out a brief survey located on the homepage of the district’s website at www.sccpss.com. Comments will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, November 16, 2012.

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

Savannah Tea Party Monthly Meetings

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

First Monday of each month at B&D Burgers, 11108 Abercorn St. Social at 5:30pm. Business Meeting 6:00pm. November meeting is Monday, November 12 (note change in meeting day for this month.) All are welcome, please join us to discuss our agenda for the year 2013. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. Contact Marolyn Overton at 912598-7358 or Jeanne Seaver at 912-663-8728 for additional info. [102812]

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s District Calendar Committee has developed a proposed academic calendar for School Year 2013-2014. This proposed calendar would begin the school year on Thursday, August 8, 2013 and end the school year on Friday,

The Savannah chapter of Veterans for Peace meets upstairs at Loco’s, 301 Broughton St. at 7p.m. on the last Monday of each month. VFP is a national organization of men and women of all eras, branches of service, and duty stations that works to expose the true costs of war and to support veterans and civilian victims. 303-

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Benefits Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School PTO Fall Festival

A fall festival at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road (off Highway 17). Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine) Carnival-type games, face painting, a karate demonstration by Pooler Karate, live music by the Savannah Arts Academy jazz band, bounce houses, Zumba dancing, Animal Aide pet adoptions, concession stands. Admission: $2 per person plus $1 game tickets, or $10 wristbands in advance to access all games. Tickets required for concessions. Learn about Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School and the Montessori curriculum. Proceeds benefit the school’s PTO, which provides financial assistance for curriculum support, enrichment programs, campus beautification, and future community outreach projects. Information: cemcspto@gmail.com or on Facebook.

Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week

Impact a child’s life-- Fill a shoe box with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a note of encouragement for a child overseas suffering due to disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine or poverty. This year, Operation Christmas Child expects to reach a milestone

with more than 100 million children receiving shoe box gifts since the project began in 1993. National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child is November 12-19. There are collection sites around the Savannah area. To find a location near you, visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

PurpleStride Savannah

A 5K timed walk/run on the beach at Tybee Pier on the south end of Tybee Island to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. PurpleLight vigil to follow for those fighting or lost to this disease. Saturday, Nov. 17 from 3:00-6:00pm. Information: www.purplestride. org/savannah

15th Annual SMA Angels Charity Ball

Saturday, Nov. 10, 6pm at Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 General McIntosh Blvd. Dinner and dancing with live entertainment by the Swingin’ Medallions. Silent & live auction. Mike Manhatton will be the Master of Ceremonies for “A Night of Celebration” honoring 15 years of service and support to families affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Proceeds benefit SMA Angels Charity Inc., a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a treatment or cure for SMA. Tickets $80. Sponsorships available. Information: www. smaangels.org, or (912) 727-4762 or smacharity@aol.com.

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Induction Banquet

Annual benefit for local programs of Junior Achievement of Georgia, honoring this year’s inductees Robert H. Demere, Jr. and Donald A. Kole. Wednesday, November 14, 6:00pm at The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. Cocktail reception, silent auction, and a three course dinner, followed by the induction ceremony. Information and tickets: Johnathon Barrett at Junior Achievement of Georgia, 912-790-7822 or jbarrett@georgia.ja.org for additional information.

Big Dawg Tailgate Party for the Humane Society of Greater Savannah

Saturday, November 10 at Coach’s Corner, 3016 East Victory Drive. Support the Humane Society while watching the UGA game at Auburn. Time: TBA (based on game broadcast time.) Game board, raffle baskets, and trivia, plus.... Big Dawg adoptions! Information: www.humanesocietysav.org.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School Fall Celebration

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

Coat and Blanket Drive at A.E. Beach High School Help support students and families in need. Through November 17, 2012, new and clean, gently used coats and blanket donations will be accepted. A.E. Beach High School will host two “drop off” locations on-site at 3001 Hopkins Street. Monday through Friday, between the

hours of 7:30am and 3:30pm, donors can drop off coats and blankets with Kristen Swanson in the Guidance Office or with Monica Daughtry in the Media Center. On Saturday, November 17, 2012, A.E. Beach High School will also host a “drop off location” at Cann Park during the Beach Fall Community Event scheduled from 12:00pm until 4:00pm. Information: Kristen Swanson, 912-395-5330 extension: 706212 Email: Kristen.Swanson@sccpss.com.

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A benefit for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Thursday, November 8, at 8:00pm at the Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn Street. Twelve Savannah “Stars” compete to win best female dancer, best male dancer, overall fundraiser and Viewer’s Choice. Tickets: $100 for VIP admission; $35 for general admission. VIP tickets include a Pre-Reception at 45 Bistro (123 East Broughton Street) beginning at 6:00pm and premium seating to the show. Support your favorite dancer by voting online at www.dancingwithsavannahstars. org, or for more information, (912) 447-8908.

Flying Fortress 5k to benefit the Restoration of the B-17 Airplane “The City of Savannah”

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Donations Requested for Union Mission’s Holiday Hope and Happiness Campaign

Donations will help fulfill holiday wishes of children and families in need this holiday season. Gifts for children, teens, adults and veterans for homeless people who are Union Mission clients. Also seeking donations of canned items, dry goods and holiday decorations. Individuals and businesses can also “adopt” a child or family as part of Union Mission’s Angel Tree program. Donors will be matched with a child or a family and provided with a wish list detailing specific items and sizes. Participants are encouraged to make donations of new and unwrapped gifts including toys, clothing, games, school supplies, gift cards and monetary donations. All donated items can be dropped off at Union Mission, 120 Fahm

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The 3rd annual Flying Fortress 5K Saturday, November 17, 8:30am. Benefits the restoration of the Mighty Eighth Airforce Museum’s B-17, the “City of Savannah”. Course starts and finishes at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum (175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler) and winds through the JCB campus. Registration: $30 until November 15, $35 on November 16 and 17. mightyeighth. org for more information.

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Golf for Birdies Benefit Tournament for America’s Second Harvest Food Bank

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families in need during the holidays. Player’s lunch and prizes included with tournament registration. Fee: $150 per player. Information: 912-721-1789 or dfranz@helpendhunger.org

Joyce Harrison Memorial Bicycle Poker Run.

Pedal around Tybee Island collecting cards at several legendary Tybee hangouts. Sunday, November 11, 12noon-6pm. Part of the Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Campaign, and a benefit for the Lynn Bishop Mammogram Fund at Anderson Cancer Institute / Memorial Medical Center. Prizes for the highest and lowest hand. Raffle, food and musical entertainment by The Train Wrecks. $25 per player. Information: 912-224-5227 or Facebook Joyce Harrison Cancer Awareness Foundation.

Karma Yoga Class for Local Charities

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

Parkinson’s Walk Savannah

Saturday, November 10, 9:30am-3:00pm. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Day long events include Tai Chi and warm up stretches, 1.5 mile fundraiser walk around the lake, and post-walk festivities. Proceeds benefit the Coastal Empire Region of the National Parkinson Foundation - Georgia. Registration and information: http://www.npfgeorgia. kintera.org/savannah2012

Poker Run benefiting American Diabetes Association

Saturday, November 10. Registration is open from 9:30am – 10:30am with the First Bike Out at 10:45am. Last Bike In and lunch will be served at 12:30pm. Hosted by Savannah Harley Davidson. The Progressive Ride will start and finish at Savannah Harley Davidson (#6 Gateway Blvd., West, Savannah, GA). $20 per hand or $25 per couple and includes an ADA Bracelet and BBQ lunch provided by Shane’s Rib Shack. Boogie Boys DJ Productions will provide the entertainment and door prizes & Best Hand Winner will be announced. All proceeds benefit the 2012 Step Out Walk Campaign. Information: (912) 353-8110 ext 3093; or www.facebook.com/ SavannahADA.

Register Now for February’s Seacrest Race for Preservation

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

Slammin’ Cancer Chili Challenge

Wilmington Island Wishes (a local non-profit) is hosting its annual Chili Challenge in support of Owen Newman – a 4 year old battling NonHodgkin’s Lymphoma. Bring the whole family! Saturday, November 10, 1pm-until the chili is gone. Britannia British Pub, 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Information: Sandi Godfrey 706-207-1870 $5.00 admission per person. Chili Tasting, 50/50 raffle, Silent Auction, live music, and football.

Call for Entries St. Thomas Thrift Store Grant Applications

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

| Submit your event | email: happenings@connectsavannah.com | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 generally ranges from $500 to $1500. Contact Betty Ann Brooks at BettyAnn.Brooks@yahoho. com for an application and instructions. Or pick up an application at the Thrift Store at 1126 E. Montgomery Crossroads on Mon., Tues., Fri. or Sat. between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Beach High School Film Interviews November 9

Open call interviews for “A Legacy Forgotten: Blue & Gold Pride,” a film about the legacy of A. E. Beach High School in Savannah, will be held on November 9, 2012. Contact Miller Bargeron Jr., the film’s director and producer, for more information. 912-398-8148

Critz Tybee Run Fest 2013 Tee Shirt Design Contest

Critz Tybee Run Fest 2013 seeks submissions for its Tee Shirt Design Contest. Winning entry will serve as the design on the event T-shirt worn by approximately 5,000 participants in the February 2013 running event. Winner receives a Tybee Island weekend prize package, provided by Tybee Vacation Rentals, and dinner at the Sundae Café on Tybee Island. Contest deadline: November 23, 2012. See online instructions and entry information: www. critztybeerun.com/t-shirt-contest.

Junior League of Savannah Accepting “Done in a Day” Project and Assistance Applications

The Junior League of Savannah is accepting applications for “Done in a Day”, Community Projects and Community Assistance Funds in Savannah, Golden Isles and Hilton Head Island. Grants will be awarded to projects that the Junior League of Savannah will assist by providing volunteers and funding of up to $1500. Typical projects include assistance with painting, gardening, special events or physical improvements. The projects are generally scheduled over a time span of a one-day period on a Saturday or Sunday, with a need of ten to fifteen volunteers. Community Assistance Funds are awarded once a year and represent an additional financial commitment to the community. Partnerships and funding are available to all local 501(c)3 organizations that are within the program focus area of Women and Children’s Advocacy. To apply, visit the Junior League of Savannah’s website at www. jrleaguesav.org or call 912-790-1002. Application deadline is November 15, 2012.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Photography Classes

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

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

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

Avatar® Info Hour

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

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

Champions Training Center

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

Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction With a PhD in Music

Savannah Classical Guitar Studio offers lessons for all levels of guitar student. Instructor is Dr.Brian Luckett, DMA classical guitar performance (www.brianluckett.com). Individual lessons in a private, quiet studio in the Starland area. All levels of lessons cover guitar technique, music theory (reading, rhythm etc.) and musicianship. General (folk/rock based) acoustic lessons also available but please, no electric instruments. Rates: $25.00 per half hour lesson; $45.00 per hour. Contact: brian@ brianluckett.com [102812]

Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes

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

Drawing Instruction

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

DUI Prevention Group

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

English for Second Language Classes

“The Art of Custom Framing” Workshop

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

Art Classes at the Studio School.

The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 4:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-5pm. 4th Thursday 10am-1pm. Fee:$30 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at mediationsavannah.com or 912-354-6686. [082612]

Learn to frame your special art, photography and memorabilia creatively and inexpensively, and create one-of-a-kind wall decor items. Trends and Traditions, 5401 Waters Avenue (corner of 68th and Waters) in Midtown, Savannah. Saturday, November 17 (1:00 & 3:00 PM sessions available). Class is FREE. Holiday refreshments will be served. Information/Registration call 354-5012 or trendsinframing.com.

Family Law Workshop

Learn to draw and paint under the mentorship of a working artist. Learn more at melindaborysevicz.com/the_studio_school or email: melindaborysevicz@gmail.com, 1319-B Bull Street. 912-484-6415 Fall 2012 classes begin mid-September. Youth Oil Painting and Drawing; Adult Oil Painting and Drawing; Painting, A Creative Exploration. [091012]

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

Feldenkrais Classes

Tuesdays 9:30 am and Wednesdays 6:00 pm at the Park South complex, 7505 Waters Ave, Bldg B Suite 8, near Waters and Eisenhower. $15 drop-in, $12 - 6 classes. For more info contact

Elaine Alexander, GCFP at 912-223-7049 or elaine.alexander@ymail.com. [062812]

Group Guitar Lessons

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

Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

Instruction for all ages of beginner/intermediate students. Technique, chords, note reading, and theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. Call 401-255-6921 or email a.teixeira472@gmail.com to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson! [062812]

Guitar, Mandolin or bass guitar Lessons

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

Homeschool Music Classes

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

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

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

Learn to Speak Spanish

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

Music Lessons for All Instruments

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

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

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

New Horizons Adult Band Program

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

Novel Writing

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

Open Pottery Studio at Savannah’s Clay Spot

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QuickBooks Seminars

Hancock Askew & Co. LLP is hosting a series of four free half-day QuickBooks Seminars for PC users. Location: Hancock Askew’s offices, 100 Riverview Drive. Seminars: October 23, 9am – 12pm. QuickBooks® 101* Getting started, setting up your first accounts, basic navigation, bank reconciliations and credit card reconciliations. October 30, 9am – 12pm, Intermediate QuickBooks® - Taking it to the Next Level. November 6, 9am – 12pm. Reporting* How to manage your business using QuickBooks®. November 13, 9am – 12pm. Finance for Non-Financial Managers and Internal Controls - Important QuickBooks related questions for your tax advisor for yearend and more. Information/registration: Barbara Fierstein at 912-527-1337 or bfierstein@ hancockaskew.com. Free registration.

Russian Language Classes

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

Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

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

Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

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

Sewing Lessons

Personalized sewing lessons for your individual goals/needs. Any age or ability. Lessons given in my home. 912-358-8989 or lr_bryant@yahoo.com. E-mail preferred. [110312]

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10K Women’s Division Overall 1st- Lauren Knight 44:22 2nd- Emily Gonzalez 44:46 rd 3 - Lara Zoeller 44:47 20-24 49:26 1st- Kaitlin Munn 2nd- Ashleigh Broxson 55:04 rd 3 - Joanie Bilms 55:13 25-29 1st- Suzanne Hill 2nd- Jessie Kotarski 3rd- Jennifer Welper

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30-34 1st- Brianna Thayer 2nd- Diane Garver 3rd- January Ivancic

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35-39 1st- Meg Lego 2nd- Caroline Livingood 3rd- Tina Hein

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40-44 1st- Lori Lonron 2nd- Bernadette Kuchinsky 3rd- Charlene Waldron

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45-49 1st- Colleen Allen 2nd- Kathy Turner 3rd- Lynn Porter

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50-54 1st- Nancy Harman 2nd- Kelly Erola 3rd- Livia McMahon

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10K Men’s Division Overall 1st- Juantonio Rivera 37:36 2nd- Adam Mosley 39:58 rd 3 - Kai Lego 41:18 25-29 1st- Stephen Clarke 2nd- Daniel Rinell 3rd- Ekhi Arzac 30-34 1st- Rusty Windsor 2nd- Jason Kotarski 3rd- Jeremy Morris

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35-39 1st- Christopher Zeigler 52:14 2nd- Mark Cornell 55:39 rd 3 - Jason Nissly 1:05:21 40-44 1st- Stephen Barr 2nd- Charles Brannen, Jr 3rd- Cary Johnson 45-49 1st Yiftach Golan 2nd David Turner 3rd Cary Johnson

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50-54 1st Bob Drinnonn 2nd Kevin O’Brien 3rd William Munn

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55-59 1st Doug Carroll 2nd Dennis Sanders

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60-64 1st Joe Nettles

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5K Women’s Division Overall 21:37 1st- Caroline Windham 23:31 2nd- Sabrina Buchanan 23:31 3rd- Barbara D’Angelo 14 & Under 23:55 1st- Christal-Ann Ramus 28:40 2nd- Paige Elliott rd 30:13 3 - Elizabeth Baran 15-19 26:40 1st- Abby Cail 26:55 2nd- Amanda Johnson 29:05 3rd- Maggie Carroll 20-24 24:04 1st- Amanda Raun 28:13 2nd- Emma Balder rd 29:43 3 - Holly Hubbell 25-29 27:40 1st- Lindsey Colter 31:21 2nd- Jessica Alvarez 31:24 3rd- Hilary Mason 30-34 25:45 1st- Erica Rivera 26:51 2nd- Vivian Eddy rd 32:50 3 - Kelly Claxton 35-39 26:02 1st- Elizabeth Jarmasz 27:13 2nd- Shannon Henne 28:36 3rd- Katherine Schubert 40-44 1st- Pochie-Pie Rosenmeier 26:48 2nd- Stacie Scott 27:27 29:18 3rd- Alicia Coleman 45-49 32:44 1st- Aimee Morris 39:06 2nd- Andrea Dean 40:03 3rd- Mary Curry 50-54 24:49 1st- Sharon Colter 27:41 2nd- Margaret Stringer rd 31:24 3 - Lynn Rachels 55-59 32:04 1st- Susan Mason 50:58 2nd- Marian Groover 1:04:43 3rd- Connie Baran 60-64 51:02 1st- Nancy Pack 65+ 40:46 1st- Faye Kirschner 44:26 2nd- Ann Speight 48:31 3rd- Mildred Walker 5k Men’s Division Overall 20:55 1st- Robin Estes 21:01 2nd- Isaac Hannon 21:47 3rd- Hugh Durham 14 & Under 22:08 1st- Garrett Campbell 30:01 2nd- Aedan Coogan rd 30:33 3 - Cian Coogan 15-19 22:22 1st- Taylor Davis 22:59 2nd- Ethan O’Hagan rd 25:51 3 - Cody Gaboriault 20-24 24:04 1st- Anthony Christiansen 24:36 2nd- Derrick Snell 33:33 3rd- Donovan Albarado 25-29 24:03 1st- Nick Powell 28:41 2nd- Jerrod Elliott rd 32:48 3 - Nic Justice 30-34 22:22 1st- Nick Lynch 22:30 2nd- Daniel Crovatt 22:39 3rd- Anthony Duke

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Introduces the different tools for editing photographs, using layers and basic editing to improve photographic images. You’ll need a basic understanding of computers, digital imaging, and photo editing. Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11/27/2012 to 12/6/2012 Time: 6:30-8:30pm. Registration: 912-478-5551. Information: 912-651-0942 or christinataylor@ georgiasouthern.edu Fee: $85. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education program, at The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/digital.html

Join BalanceLLC for Reiki 1 & 2 class and attunements. Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11. Class presented by EllenB, Usui/Tibetan and Karuna Reiki Master and a Professional Member of the International Center for Reiki Training. Contact EllenB at 912-257-3770. www.balancellc.net

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35-39 1st- Scott Nelson 2nd- Mark Sawyer 3rd- Jason Marmolejo 40-44 1st- Jim Durham 2nd- Nick Tyson 3rd- Lee Nettles 45-49 1st- Bill Hannon 2nd- Jered Hoggins 3rd- Paul Paradowski 50-54 1st- Doug Kearsle 2nd- Andrew Fulp 3rd- Michael McMahon 55-59 1st- Donald Howe 2nd- John Buffington 3rd- Larry Fall 60-64 1st- Charles Snyder 2nd- Andre Vonsiatsky 3rd- Bill Baran 65+ 1st- Chuck Speight 2nd- Jim Brady

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22:04 23:02 26:52 24:26 28:40 30:14 25:19 28:17 39:22 26:46 26:56 29:13 32:02 34:23 35:30 29:07 31:20

10K TEAM Division 49:27 1st Marine Safety Unit 3 Emily Gonzalez; Jesse Wallace; Daniel Rinell 2nd Arizona Chemical 56:14 Carmen York; Nancy Harman; Matt Hess 5K TEAM Division 1st Islands H.S. XCountry 26:28 Isaac Hannon; Garrett Campbell; Taylor Davis; Ethan O’Hagan; Christel-Ann Ramus; Bill Hannon; Michael Philips; Maggie Carroll; Brooke Nichols; Kirsten Ramus; Michelle Autry 2nd Coastal 3 29:27 Margaret Stringer; Alicia Coleman; Lynn Rachels 2nd Arizona Chemical 30:53 Barbara D’Angelo; Jessica Alvarez; Donovan Albarado; Laura Gessner

Arizona Chemical

Fleet Feet Sports • ROCK 106.1 Capt John Derst Bakery Deemer, Dana & Froehle, LLC

Connect Savannah • Sterne Agee Chatham Steel • Cay Insurance SAM’s Club • Pace Lighting Skinner Barndollar & Lane Burgess Law Group • St Joseph Candler Stein Accounting • Anonymous International Paper • CAT United Community Bank Thomas & Hutton Engineering New York Life • Georgia Natural Gas Bergen Law Group • Coastal Bank Savannah Pain Management Bob Griggers • Atlantic Records Management The Paper Clip • SunTrust Bank • PAKMAIL Office Services, Inc. • Jackson Printing Cogdell Mandrala Architects • Savannah Jobs Donald & Barbara Cogdell • 1790 Restaurant Tim Foran • South University • Bernard Williams Co. National Office Systems • Howard Family Dental Bowen, Painter & Gormen Attorneys Carol & Sam Coppola • Maureen & Joe Horvath Leave the Legacy Video • Floyd & Jennifer Whittaker Coca-Cola • Walgreen’s Islands • Mulberry Inn Columbia College • Summer Breeze Retirement Medical Center Pharmacy • Colonial Life East Coast/Victory Car Care

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

Spanish Classes

Learn Spanish for life and grow your business. Spanish courses to professionals in the Savannah area offered by Conquistador Spanish Language Institute, LLC. Classes offered in series. “Beginner Spanish for Professionals” course. Introductory price $155 + Textbook ($12.95) Instructor: Bertha E. Hernandez, M.Ed & Native Speaker. Registration: www. conquistador-spanish.com Fee: $155.00 Meets in the Keller Williams Realty Meeting Room, 329 Commercial Drive.

Yoga for Couples: Toolbox for Labor & Delivery

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

Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP

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

Blindness and Low Vision: A Guide to Working, Living and Supporting Individuals with Vision Loss

On the 3rd Thursday of every month, Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision will offer workshops to learn more about vision loss, services and technology available to participate more fully in the community and how as a community we can support individuals with vision loss. Orientation and Mobility Techniques utilized by individuals with vision loss to access the community, Low Vision vs. Legal Blindness, Common Types of Vision Loss, How to support individuals who have vision loss to achieve their maximum independence, Low Vision Simulator Experiences, Blindfold Experiences, Resources. Free and Open to the Public. Information: www. SavannahCBLV.org. Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, 214 Drayton Street. [101412]

Buccaneer Region SCCA

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

Business Networking on the Islands

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

Chatham Sailing Club

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

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

Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Perlina. Join us every Tuesday evening 5pm-8pm for

| Submit your event | email: happenings@connectsavannah.com | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 crafting. Located at 6 West State Street (behind the CVS off of Wright Square in the historic district.) Enjoy the sharing of creativity with other knitters, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, needle pointers. All levels of experience welcome. Come and be inspired! For more info please call 912-233-1240 or 912-441-2656. [072812]

Bean, 13. E. Park Ave. Next meeting is July 19. Children are welcome. No fee. Information: 912-660-8585. [071512]

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

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Energy Healers

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

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

Honor Flight Savannah

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

Islands MOMSnext

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

Islands MOPS

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

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

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

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 5965965. [062912] Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn Street at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email kasak@ comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org. [062912]

Safe Kids Savannah

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

Savannah Art Association

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

Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

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

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

the fourth Monday of each month, September through May. Dinner starts at 6 pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm. Guest Speakers at every meeting. For more info, call 912-238-3170 or visit www.savannahkennelclub.org [062912]

Savannah Newcomers Club

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

Savannah Parrot Head Club

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

Savannah Storytellers

Meets 6-7pm every other Wednesday at Tubby’s on River Drive in Thunderbolt. The aim of Savannah Storytellers is to “talk to tell” a story or stories. We will help, encourage and instruct you in audio-recording and/or presenting your own story. Limited seating. Must have reservation. Call 912-349-4059. [091012]

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

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

Savannah Toastmasters

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

Savannah Writers Group

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

Savannah Clemson Club

Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers

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

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

The Freedom Network

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

Savannah Fencing Club

Knittin’ Night

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

Low Country Turners

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

Peacock Guild-For Writers and Book Lovers

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

Philo Cafe

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

Queen of Spades Card Playing Club

A new club formed to bring lovers of card games together to play games such as Spades, Hearts, Rummy, etc. We will meet every other Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Sentient

Savannah Area Clemson alumni and supporters meet at various times and locations throughout the year. Viewing parties for football games held at Satisfied (formerly Loco’s Downtown), 301 W. Broughton Street. Information: Gareth Avant at garethavant@gmail.com or 336-339-3970. [092312] A dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. [062912] Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. $60. Some equipment provided. After completing the class, you may join the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers welcome. Call 429-6918 or email savannahfencing@aol.com. [062912]

Savannah Go Green

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

Savannah Jaycees

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

Savannah Kennel Club

Monthly meetings are open to the public and visitors. Meetings are held at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 11301 Abercorn St.

A no-agenda gathering of the Savannah area writing community, held on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm. Free and open to all writers, aspiring writers, and anyone interested in writing. 21+ with valid I.D. Usually held at Abe’s on Lincoln, 17 Lincoln Street. For specifics, visit SeersuckerLive.com. [063012] An international, leaderless network of individuals seeking practical methods for achieving more freedom in an unfree world, via non-political methods. For individualists, non-conformists, anarcho-libertarians, social misfits, voluntarists, conspiracy theorists, “permanent tourists” etc. Savannah meetings/ discussions twice monthly on Thursdays at 8.30 pm. Discussion subjects and meeting locations will vary. No politics, no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. For next meeting details email: onebornfree@yahoo.com. [072212]

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

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

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

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

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

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Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. Classes held in the new Abeni Cultural Arts dance studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. For more information call 912-6313452 or 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: abeniculturalarts@gmail.com [062812]

Adult Ballet Class

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

Adult Dance and Fitness Classes

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

Adult Intermediate Ballet

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

Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 2:00 - 4:00pm. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email savh_tango@ yahoo.com. [100712]

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

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

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

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

C.C. Express Dance Team

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

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

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

Irish Dance Classes

Glor na h’Eireann cultural arts studio is offering beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up, Adult Step & Ceili, Strength & Flexibility, non-competitive and competition programs, workshops and camps. TCRG certified. For more info contact PrideofIrelandGA@gmail. com or 912-704-2052. [062812]

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

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

Modern Dance Class

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360

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Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912354-5586. [062812]

Pole Dancing Classes

Beginners pole dance offered Wednesdays 8pm, Level II Pole Dance offered Monday 8pm, $22/1 class, $70/4 classes, pre-registration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Also offering Pole Fitness Classes Monday & Wednesday 11am. For more info: www.fitnessbodybalance.com or 912-3984776. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. [062812]

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Salsa Savannah Dance & Lessons

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

Savannah Dance Club

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

Savannah Shag Club

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

Events 2012 Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run

Saturday, December 1, 2012. The Bridge Run gives participants the chance to conquer Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge, a 1.4-mile span at a 5.5% grade, 196 feet above the Savannah River, on foot. You can register online at www.active. com, in person at Savannah’s Fleet Feet Sports location or even download a printable registration form and mail it in. For more information, please visit www.SavannahRiverBridgeRun.com.

Farm a la Carte: A Mobile Farmers Market

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

Farmer’s Market and Fleatique on Wilmington Island

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

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

Musicians Avaliable

We are doing 1 1/2 shows for free right now. If you need an opening musical act, please consider us. We are located on Wilmington Island. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Edge-ofRed/415364065167234?ref=hl

Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice

The local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Saturday at Forsyth

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1 There’s one at the beginning of each of this puzzle’s four theme entries 7 Retail estab. 10 Holder and Reno, for short 13 “Nets to Catch the Wind” poet Wylie 14 Goneril’s father 15 Sign for a packed theater 16 Getting gray 17 Ways out 19 Sketch show with Dollar Bill Montgomery 20 Bart Simpson word 21 Gothic novelist Radcliffe 23 1 of 18 24 Explorer with a peak named after him 29 C times C, divided by IV 32 Chef who says “Pork fat rules!” 33 Had some hash 34 Type of 1-across, in Mexico 35 Burn in the tub 36 Election Day day: abbr. 37 Leader of 1960s UK rockers The Pacemakers 38 Till compartment 39 ___ Harbour, Fla. 40 Shown past the foyer 41 “What is it?” 42 Native American group (and source of a Washington city that differs by one letter) 44 Yell on the links 45 Pop-up blockers block them 46 Drug abused by Rush Limbaugh and Courtney Love 50 Like growly stomachs 55 Removed from the actual action, as with a commentator 56 Where Cedric the Entertainer got a big break 57 ___ chi 58 Jimmy Eat World’s “Drugs ___” 59 “I thought it’d never get here!” 60 Damascus’s place: abbr. 61 Lofty poem 62 Notable feature of each 1-across

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

Supermarket “Walk and Talk’s” for Healthy Eating Habits

Learn how to grocery shop for healthy items, based on a low-fat, plant- based diet. Walk and talk will be held twice: Tuesday, Nov 13, 7pm or Thursday, Nov. 15, 1pm. Tour is 1.5 hours. Location: Kroger, 318 Mall Blvd. Reservations required. Please RSVP at (585)-370-3374 or (912)-598-8457. Led by Jeff Adams of “Heartbeats for Life.” Free, donations accepted.

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Film & Video CinemaSavannah

A film series that seeks to bring new, first-run films to Savannah including critically acclaimed foreign films and documentaries, among others. To subscribe to information about the series, including screening dates and times, email: cinesavannah@att.net [072812]

Psychotronic Film Society

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

Fitness Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park

Year-round fitness opportunities. Walkers and runners can choose from the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible), additional 1 mile Avian Loop Trail or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and Street Strider rental available. Guided hikes scheduled regularly. $5 parking. Open daily 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (912) 598-2300 www.GaStateParks.org/SkidawayIsland [100712]

Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park

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

912.544.0026 More local numbers: 1.800.777.8000 / 18+ Ahora en Español / www.interactivemale.com

Team In Training Info Meetings in October and November

Meetings in Oct. & Nov. at various fitness stores and gyms around Savannah and Chatham County. Learn how you can participate

in one of the following events with Team In Training: Critz Tybee Run Fest (five different distances), Publix Georgia Marathon & Half, Inaugural Nike Women’s Half Marathon in DC, St. Anthony’s Triathlon, Rev3 Knoxville Triathlon, Spartan Adventure Race and America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride. For more info, visit www. teamintraining.org/ga or call 912-484-2582.

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

Mondays, Lake Mayer in the Community Center from 8:30am - 9:30am. Zumba Toning at the JEA (Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St) Mondays @ 6 pm. Free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers. Basic Zumba Tues & Thurs 10-10:45am, Curves in Sav’h Mall, $3/ members, $5/Gen. Adm. Tuesdays 5:306:30pm, St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class. Weds 9:30-10:15am, Frank Murray Community Center, Wilmington Island, $3. Bring water, proper shoes and attire. Contact Mai @ 912-604-9890. [081912]

Savannah Disc Golf Club

Basic Zumba & Zumba Toning Classes with Mai

Bellydance Fusion Classes

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

Blue Water Yoga

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

Fitness Classes at the JEA

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

Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

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

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

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

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Pilates Classes

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

Pregnancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 6-week sessions are held on

Savannah Climbing CoOp Ladies Night

Every Wednesday women climb for half price from 6pm - 10pm. $5. 302 W Victory Drive, Suite D. savannahclimbingcoop.com [091012] Weekly events (Entry $5): Friday 5 pm - Friday Night Flights. Sat. 10am-Luck of the draw Doubles. Sat. 1pm-Handicapped League. Tom Triplett Park, Hwy 80 W, Pooler. Sun. 10 amSingles at the Sarge in Hardeeville, SC. Info: savannahdiscgolf.com or savannahdiscgolf@ gmail.com All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. [063012]

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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

The Yoga Room

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

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

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

Zumba Classes with Mai and Anne

Ditch the Workout, Join the Party, Monday nights 7-8pm. Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 East Montgomery Crossroads. All levels. Fee: $5. Information: 912-596-1952, or 912604-9890. [101512]

Zumba Fitness (R) Classes with April

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

Zumba Fitness and Toning Classes with Anne

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

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

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

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

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

Gay AA Meeting

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Savannah Pride, Inc.

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

Stand Out Youth

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

What Makes A Family

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

Health Free hearing & speech screening

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

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Flu Shots Now Available from Chatham County Health Department

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

Health Care for Uninsured People

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

Hypnobirthing

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

ability or e-mail her at carroll3620@bellsouth. net. [070812]

La Leche League of Savannah

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

Living Smart Fitness Club

An exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes offered by St. Joseph’s/ Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John. S. Delaware Center from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM. On Tuesdays from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, the classes are held at the center on 1910 Abercorn Street. Zumba (Tuesdays). Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises. (Mondays & Wednesdays). Information: 912-447-6605. [062812]

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Meeting

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network raises awareness about pancreatic cancer and provides support for families coping with this illness. October meeting, 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 30, Panera restaurant off of White Bluff and Abercorn. For more information, include November meeting date, please call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-350-7845.

Planned Parenthood Hotline

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

Yoga on the Beach at Tybee

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

Nature and Environment Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

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

The Dolphin Project

The Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at your school, club or organization. We offer a fascinating

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powerpoint with sound and video about our estuarine dolphins and their environment. Ageappropriate programs and related handouts. www.thedolphinproject.org [062712]

ARIES

(March 21–April 19) The data that’s stored and disseminated on the Internet is unimaginably voluminous. And yet the 540 billion trillion electrons that carry all this information weigh about the same as a strawberry. I’d like to use this fun fact as a metaphor for the work you’re doing these days –– and the play, too. Your output is prodigious. Your intensity is on the verge of becoming legendary. The potency of your efforts is likely to set in motion effects that will last for a long time. And yet, to the naked eye or casual observer, it all might look as simple and light as a strawberry.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) What if you have a twin sister or brother that your mother gave up for adoption right after you were born and never told you about? Or what if you have a soul twin you’ve never met –– a potential ally who understands life in much the same ways that you do? In either case, now is a time when the two of you might finally discover each other. At the very least, Taurus, I suspect you’ll be going deeper and deeper with a kindred spirit who will help you transform your stories about your origins and make you feel more at home on the planet.

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) I urged my readers to meditate on death not as the end of physical life, but as a metaphor for shedding what’s outworn. I then asked them to describe the best death they had ever experienced. I got a response that’s applicable to you right now. It’s from a reader named Judd: “My best death was getting chicken pox at age 13 while living in the Philippines. My mother banished me to the TV room. I was uncomfortable but hyperactive, lonely and driven to agony by the awful shows. But after six hours, something popped. My suffering turned inside out, and a miracle bloomed. I closed my eyes and my imagination opened up like a vortex. Images, ideas, places, dreams, people familiar and strange –– all amazing, colorful, and vibrant –– flowed through my head. I knew then and there that no material thing on this Earth could hook me up to the source of life like my own

thoughts. I was free!”

CANCER

(June 21–July 22) Conservationists are surprised by what has been transpiring in and around Nepal’s Chitwan National Park. The tigers that live there have changed their schedule. Previously, they prowled around at all hours, day and night. But as more people have moved into the area, the creatures have increasingly become nocturnal. Researchers who have studied the situation believe the tigers are doing so in order to better coexist with humans. I suspect that a metaphorically similar development is possible for you, Cancerian. Meditate on how the wildest part of your life could adapt better to the most civilized part –– and vice versa. (Read more: tinyurl.com/ HumanTiger.)

LEO

(July 23–Aug. 22) What is a dry waterfall? The term may refer to the location of an extinct waterfall where a river once fell over a cliff but has since stopped flowing. D da Fallet in Sweden is such a place. “Dry waterfall” may also signify a waterfall that only exists for a while after a heavy rain and then disappears again. One example is on Brukkaros Mountain in Namibia. A third variant shows up in *Cliffs Beyond Abiquiu, Dry Waterfall,* a landscape painting by Georgia O’Keeffe. It’s a lush rendering of a stark landscape near the New Mexico town where O’Keeffe lived. Soon you will have your own metaphorical version of a dry waterfall, Leo. It’s ready for you if you’re ready for it.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) You are getting to where you need to be, but you’re still not there. You have a good share of the raw materials you will require to accomplish your goal, but as of yet you don’t have enough of the structure that will make everything work. The in–between state you’re inhabiting reminds me of a passage from the author Elias Canetti: “His head is made of stars, but not yet arranged into constellations.” Your next assignment, Virgo, is to see what you can do about coalescing a few constellations.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22)

Doctors used to believe that ulcers were caused by stress and spicy foods. But in the 1980s, two researchers named Barry Marshall and Robin Warren began to promote an alternative theory. They believed the culprit was *H. pylori,* a type of bacteria. To test their hypothesis, Marshall drank a Petri dish full of *H. pylori.* Within days he got gastric symptoms and underwent an endoscopy. The evidence proved that he and his partner were correct. They won a Nobel Prize for their work. (And Marshall recovered just fine.) I urge you to be inspired by their approach, Libra. Formulate experiments that allow you to make practical tests of your ideas, and consider using yourself as a guinea pig.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) This is not prime time for you to rake in rewards, collect hard– earned goodies, and celebrate successes you’ve been building towards for a long time. It’s fine if you end up doing those things, but I suspect that what you’re best suited for right now is getting things started. You’ll attract help from unexpected sources if you lay the groundwork for projects you want to work on throughout 2013. You’ll be in alignment with cosmic rhythms, too. Your motto comes from your fellow Scorpio, writer Robert Louis Stevenson: “Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

On a beach, a man spied a pelican that was barely moving. Was it sick? He wanted to help. Drawing close, he discovered that ants were crawling all over it. He brushed them off, then carried the bird to his car and drove it to a veterinarian. After a thorough examination, the doctor realized the pelican was suffering from a fungus that the ants had been eating away –– and probably would have removed completely if the man hadn’t interfered. Moral of the story: Sometimes healing takes place in unexpected ways, and nature knows better than we do about how to make it happen. Keep that in mind during the coming weeks, Sagittarius.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

A farmer in Japan found a 56–leaf clover. Well, actually, he bred it in

his garden at home. It took effort on his part. Presumably, it provided him with 14 times the luck of a mere four–leaf clover. I don’t think your good karma will be quite that extravagant in the coming week, Capricorn, but there’s a decent chance you’ll get into at least the 16–leaf realm. To raise your odds of approaching the 56–leaf level of favorable fortune, remember this: Luck tends to flow in the direction of those who work hard to prepare for it and earn it.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) The largest bell in the world is located in Moscow, Russia. Called the Tsar Bell, it’s made of bronze, weighs 445,170 pounds, and is elaborately decorated with images of people, angels, and plants. It has never once been rung in its 275 years of existence. Is there anything comparable in your own life, Aquarius? Some huge presence that has never actually been used? The time is near when that stillness may finally come to an end. I suggest you decide how this will occur rather than allowing fate to choose for you.

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) Are you interested in experiencing a close brush with a holy anomaly or a rowdy blessing or a divine wild card? If not, that’s perfectly OK. Just say, “No, I’m not ready for a lyrical flurry of uncanny grace.” And the freaky splendor or convulsive beauty or mystical mutation will avoid making contact with you, no questions asked. But if you suspect you might enjoy communing with a subversive blast of illumination –– if you think you could have fun coming to terms with a tricky epiphany that blows your mind –– then go out under the night sky and whisper a message like this: “I’m ready for you, sweetness. Find me.”

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Offering a variety of fun educational programs including Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal Georgia Gallery, which features an up close look at dozens of local species. Open daily, 10am-5pm. For more info, call 912-786-5917 or visit www.tybeemarinescience.org. [062712]

Walk on the Wild Side

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center , 711 Sandtown Rd., offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 898-3980, www.oatlandisland.org. [062712]

Wilderness Southeast

Offers a variety of programs every month including guided trips with naturalists, canoe rides and more. Their mission is to develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. For more information: 912-236-8115 or www.wilderness-southeast. org. [062712]

Pets & Animals Full Bowls Inc Adoption Event and Food Giveaway.

Participants include Low Country Grooming, Full Bowls, Inc., Solace Pit Bull Rescue, and other area rescue agencies. Saturday, November 17, 11am-3pm. Full Bowls, Inc. will be on site to offer pet food assistance to area residents in need. Event location: Low Country Grooming, 8401 Whitfield Avenue. www.facebook.com/ FullBowls

Low Cost Pet Clinic

Tails Spin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host lowcost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5-6pm. Vaccinations: $12.00, with $2.00 per vaccination donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Habersham Village Shopping Center. www.tailsspin.com [062712]

St. Almo’s

Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays at 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at the Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. For info, call 912-234-3336. [062712]

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

Meets the last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 4476605. [062712]

Tea Time at Ola’s (Book Club)

A book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Bring a book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Treats to share are always welcomed. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660. [062712]

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

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

Guided Silent Prayer

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


Pastor Ricky Temple and Overcoming by Faith invites you to Fall Revival, November 7-9 at 7:00 p.m. at Overcoming by Faith church. Wednesday Night Service will be held at the Main Campus (9700 Middleground Rd.) in Savannah. Thursday & Friday Revival Services will be held at the OBF Northwest Campus in Rincon, GA (131 Goshen Rd. Ext.). Call (912) 927-8601 for more info about Fall Revival. Free and open to the public. www.overcomingbyfaith.org

Savannah Zen Center

Buddhist study classes, yoga workshops, retreats, Reiki sessions and attunements, meditation, classes & events are held at 111 E. 34th St., Savannah, Ga 31401. For schedule: savannahzencenter.com or visit us on Facebook. [062712]

Service of Compline

The Service of Compline at Christ Church has moved: same music, same service, same choir, same preacher--different location. Service of chanted Compline by candlelight will be held at historic Independent Presbyterian Church (corner of Bull Street and Oglethorpe) every Sunday night at 9:00p.m. “Come, say good night to God.” [062712]

Theology on Tap

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

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 1001 E. Gwinnett St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 786-6075, e-mail UUBC2@aol.com. Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. [062712]

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

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

Unity Church of Savannah

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

Sports & Games Adult Coed Flag Football League

8v8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsor bar provided for discount food & drinks. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed nights/Sun mornings, held at locations around Savannah. $450/team. Minimum 8 games. For ages 18+. Coed teams. Information: www.SavAdultRec.com (912) 2203474 [101512]

Adult Coed Ultimate Frisbee League

8v8 Coed Ultimate League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsor bar provided for discount food & drinks. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Matches are Thurs nights/Sun afternoons. Held in Daffin Park/ Forsyth Park. Registration fees: $350/team. Minimum 8 games. For ages 18+. Information: www.SavAdultRec.com (912) 220-3474. [101512]

Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. Check out www. facebook.com/savannahbikepolo for more information. [062712]

Support Groups Free Caregiver Support Group

For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction. Meetings are the second Saturday of each month from 10:00am to 11:00am, at Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Drive. Refreshments and conversation after each meeting. Participation is free and open to anyone with a need of support for the care giving they provide. www.savannahcommons.com [082612]

ACOA-Al-Anon

The “From Survival to Recovery” Adult Children of Alcoholics/Al-Anon Group is a fellowship and support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Meets Thursdays at 5:45 PM at the 24-Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Drive. For call-back information, phone 912-598-9860. [101512]

Al-Anon Family Groups

An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The message of the AlAnon Family Groups is one of strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults, and Alateen is for young people ages 13-19. Meetings daily throughout Savannah and the surrounding area. Check www.savannahalanon.com for meeting information and times, or call 912-598-9860. [062512]

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alzheimer’s Caregivers and Families Support Group

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

Meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Room 250. A group for couples dealing with primary or secondary infertility, whether on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 5960852 or email emptycradle_savannah@hotmail. com. [062512]

Debtors Anonymous

Is debt a problem for you? Debtors Anonymous can help! Meetings: 5pm Every Sunday. Place: Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. For info go to http://www.debtorsanonymous.org/ or call 912 572-6108. [092212]

Eating Disorders Anonymous (E.D.A).

A free volunteer-led support for individuals struggling with or in recovery from an eating disorder (anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulima/binge-purging). This is not a diet group nor for individuals who struggle with overeating alone. Monday nights, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church at 1008 Henry St. (corner with Waters Ave.). For more information or questions, email edasavannah@ yahoo.com.

Essential Tremor Support Group

Open to everyone (especially those with the disease, care partners or family, and healthcare givers), this group discusses issues of managing the disease, new treatments and therapies, and maintaining quality of life. Meets the first Thursday of the month from 3:00-4:30pm in the conference room located on the 2nd floor of the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Drive (across from Candler Hospital). Information: 912-819-2224. [072812]

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

Fibromyalgia Support Group

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

Grief Support Group

Amputee Support Group

Brain Injury Support Group

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

Breast Cancer Survivors Group

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

Cancer Support Group

Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Drive (at Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital.) For anyone living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-5704. [062512]

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

Meets Sat., Sept. 22, 10:30am at Barnes Restaurant at 5320 Waters Ave. in Savannah, at 10:30 a.m. Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information and location, call 912927-8332 or go to www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. (There is no charge for this meeting.) [062512]

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

Gambling Problem?

12-step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly in Savannah. Leave msg with contact information for Phil @ 912-7484730. [062512] Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 450 Mall Blvd. Seven-week support groups for children and adults are offered by the bereavement counselors at no charge as a complementary service of Hospice Savannah. For information call 912.303.9442 or visit www.HospiceSavannahHelps.org. [062512]

Heartbeats for Life

A free support and education group for those who have suffered from, or want to prevent or reverse Heart Disease, and/or Diabetes problems. One Tuesday per month. All meetings at 6 pm. Next meeting: October 16. Guest speaker via Skype is Dr. John McDougall, physician and nutrition expert. All meetings at Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. (behind Target at Savannah Mall) Contact, Jeff: 912598-8457; email: jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org [100712]

HIV-AIDS: Support Group

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

Klinefelter Syndrome/47-XXY Support Group

Are you a parent of a 47,XXY child? Or are you a male who has been diagnosed as 47,XXY? Please join us in beginning a local support group to share our stories, support each other, enlighten each other to any new information or ways in which we can help our boys. I am a mother of a wonderful 11 yr old eXtra special child and have been trying for years to locate a local support group without any success. Let’s

put an end to that! If you are interested in meeting and beginning the foundation of this group with me, please contact me at amkw210@ gmail.com for more information. [102812]

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

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

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Series for Cancer Survivors

6:00-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Sept 27 – Nov 15, Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. Free series for cancer survivors will focus on stress reduction through practice in deep relaxation, breathing techniques, and gentle movement. These techniques have been found to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors. Led by Jackie Huntly, M.D., Jane Bridges, RYT and Katy Keyes, RYT. Registration required. For more information and to register, call 912-3507845.

Narcotics Anonymous

Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule. [062412]

National Alliance of Mentally Ill -Support Groups

A weekly 90 minute support group for any with a mental health diagnosis. Free & open to the public. We also have a weekly family support group. Both groups meet on Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm. Both are held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Free and open to the public. [062512]

Parents of Children with IEP’s (Individualized Education Plans)

Are you a parent of a disabled child and struggling with the Savannah-Chatham school system to implement or follow an IEP plan that has been specifically designed for your child? Are you interested in attending a meeting with other parents going through a similar situation? This can be very discouraging and overwhelming and we all need support through this. Please meet with us, share your story and begin the steps to put these issues behind you and your child. If you would like to join us, please contact me at amkw210@gmail.com for more information. [102812]

Parents of Ill Children

Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity. Meets weekly. Call Donna at 912350-5616. http://www.memorialhealth.com/ backus [062512] CS

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2BR HOUSE FOR RENT: 405 W.62nd, off Montgomery St. by fairgrounds. Total electric, no stove or refrigerator,CH&A, no pets.$650/month. 912-507-8127 302 TREAT AVE.-East Savannah. 3BR/1BA, CH&A, total electric $750/month, $750/deposit. 513 WEST 63RD: 3BR/1BA $800/month, $800/deposit. Section 8 Accepted. 912-844-2344 *305 TREAT AVE. 1BR w/den, shower only $550. *24A MASTICK: 3BR Duplex, bottom floor $565. 912-257-6181 3 BEDROOMS, 1.5 BATHS. Located on Southside. Central heat/air. $800/monthly, $700/security deposit. Call 912-441-8079 3BR/1BA, large backyard, quiet neighborhood, new carpet, freshly painted, central heat/AC, large patio, right off Sunset Blvd. 3228 Martha Street. $775/month, $775 deposit. Call 912-631-5890

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6 GREENGATE COURT: 2BR/1BA Apt. $600/rent, $300/deposit. Call 912-844-3990 or 912-441-6315

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH APARTMENT located at 1 East 60th Street. Nice neighborhood, washer/dryer included, central heat/air. $700/month. Call 912-658-0246

*All require 1yr. lease. No pets. Call 912-704-3662

1927 PENDLETON: 3BR/2BA, Washer/dryer hookup, completely remodeled. Section 8 welcome. available now. $950/month, $600/deposit. 844-3990 or 272-5396

5161 HERIOT STREET: 2BR/1BA $500/month, $525/security deposit. Call 912-308-0957

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2 BEDROOM HOUSE for Rent: 634 West 48th Street. AC, fenced backyard. No pets. Call 912-236-6259 or 912-232-5142

175 B-Smith Ave, Garden City 2BR, 1 BA, newly remodel, all appliances, quiet area, $ 300 dep $ 600 mo, Call 667-3968/ 667-1860

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2410 Jefferson Street. 1BR/1BA. Newly renovated, new appliances. Great place for students. Call Theodore Williams, 912-232-4906, 912-398-5637

LARGO TIBET AREA *2BR/1 Bath Apt. $600/month, $600/deposit. *2BR/2 Bath Apt. $665/month, $600/deposit.

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3BR/2BA SOUTHSIDE: Convenient to everything. Fenced yard, newly painted, new floors, total electric, carport. $975/month, $900 cash deposit. Small pets under 20 lbs. OK. No calls after 8pm please, 912-308-0206

BNET MANAGEMENT INC. OCTOBER NO DEPOSIT SPECIALS MORE HOUSES LIST http://savannah.craigslist. org/apa/3324939835.html 160 Laurelwood Drive: Southside off Quacco Rd. 3BR/2BA house, LR, DR, carpet, laundry room, kitchen w/appliances, fenced yard $925/month. 9 Lands End Circle: Southside off Lewis Drive & Abercorn. 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, carpet, laundry room, kitchen w/appliances, fireplace, fenced yard $925/month. 801 West 39th Street: 3BR/1BA house,LR,DR, hardwood floors, laundry room, kitchen, fenced yard $745/month. 2BR/1BA Apts. Newly Renovated, hardwood floors,carpet, paint, appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups. $625-$650/month, utilities may be added to rent if requested. 912-844-3974 WE ACCEPT SECTION 8

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2 remodeled mobile homes in Garden City mobile home park. Double/Singlewide. Low down affordable payments. Credit check approval. Special ending soon. Speak directly to Community Managers, Gwen or Della, 912-964-7675 FOR RENT 3BR/2BA,brick home w/carport and utility room. Garage/shop in back. Located in Sharon Park off Hwy.80, Garden City. For more info, please call 912-547-1544 For Rent 53 E. Fairmont Ave, 2BR/1BA, CH/A Carpet and Ceramic Tile. $695 mo/$695 dep, discount rent available. Call Dawn 912-661-0409 HOUSES 4 Bedrooms 11 Belladona Way $1500 3 Bedrooms 412 Sharondale Rd. $995 16 Wilshire Blvd. $925 2320 Hawaii Ave $875 2 Soling Ave $875 2214 E.43rd St. $850 1906 E.58th St. $750 BLOOMINGDALE: 105 Sandstone $1200 HINESVILLE: 415 Rogers Rd. $795 2 Bedrooms 318 E. 58th St. $795 1203 Ohio Ave. $750 18 Chippewa $750 2127 DeRenne $750 118 W.56th St. $625 515 W.42nd St. $550 CONDOS 2 Bedroom Condo 35 Vernon River $995 Military Special APARTMENTS 3 Bedrooms 123 Harmon Creek $925 2 Bedrooms 733-1/2 E.53rd St. $625 1107 E.57th St. $600 Downtown Loft 321 Broughton St. $1500 FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038 MIDTOWN AREA, Very nice furnished efficiency apartment, suitable for one person, utilities included, $200 week plus dep. No smoking. No pets. 912-236-1952

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POOLER: Brick 3BR/2BA, CH&A, very nice neighborhood. LR/DR combo, eat in kitchen, fenced backyard, covered patio, storage bldg. No pets, No smoking. No Section 8. $950/month + $950/deposit. 912-844-1825 or 912-844-1812

VERY NICE 3 OR 4BR, 2BA, central heat/air, all electric, and more. 2114 East 60th Street. $865/month. 912-507-7934 or 912-927-2853

ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995. SPACIOUS ROOMS FOR RENT Newly renovated on busline.2 blocks from Downtown Kroger,3 blocks from Historic Forsyth Park. $150/week w/No deposit. 844-5995 EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week. Call 912-844-5995.

CLEAN, QUIET, Room & Efficiencies for Rent.On Busline, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer. Rates from $85-$165/week. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909

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3BR/1.5BA mobile home on private lot. No pets. $550 + deposit.

No Section 8. 912-234-0548 SECTION 8 WELCOME

*2122 Alaska:3BR, washer/dryer included, all electric. Reduced $825 *2147 Tennessee:3BR/1.5BA,just redone $850. *2001 E.50th: 4BR/1.5BA $915. 912-257-6181

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

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*Single Wide $ 475 Month/ $ 375 Dep. 912-964-4451

SOUTHSIDE

•1BR Apts, washer/dryer included. $25 for water, trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA Townhouse Apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer $675. 912-927-3278 or 912-356-5656 *Southside 3 BR, 2 BA, Updated Kitchen / Appliances, Single Garage, Screened Porch. $925 Month. * Near Isle Of Hope 2 BR,1 BA, LR/ DR combo, Appliances, Washer/Dryer hook-ups, off street parking,fenced yard,cul-de-sac.$ 750 Call Mitchell & Associates Realtors. 912-232-0030 SPECIAL! 1812 N. Avalon Dr. 2BR/1.5BA $675/mo, $400/dep. SPECIAL! 1301 E.66th: 2BR/2 Bath, W/D connection, near Memorial Hosp. $725/month, $400/dep Southside: 127 Edgewater Rd. 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer connection, near Oglethorpe Mall $775/month, $400/deposit. 11515 White Bluff Rd. 1BR/1BA, all electric, equipped kitchen, W/D connection $595/month DAVIS RENTALS 310 E. MONTGOMERY XROADS 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372

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Available soon! Large 3BR/1BA, large kitchen, LR, DR/family room combo, CH/A, Window World energy efficient windows throughout. Quiet area, minutes to HAAF, schools, shopping, restaurants. No smoking. No Section 8. Police discounts available. 1yr. lease. $939/rent, $979/security deposit. 912-920-1936 WINDSOR FOREST: 3BR/1.5BA, family room has been used as 4th BR, new CH&A, new interior paint, new windows and sliding doors. Conveniently located. No smoking. No Section 8 accepted. $949/month, $989/security deposit. Military or Police Discount. 912-920-1936

WINDSOR FOREST

Really nice inside & out! Available now! 3BR/1.5BA, LR, DR, new wood floors, new paint interior & exterior, new vinyl floors in baths, new ceiling fans, new high-efficiency windows & sliding glass door, utility room, carport. $939/rent, $979/security deposit. 912-920-1936 CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890 OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE Furnished, Ready to move-in. BEAUTY SHOP FOR LEASE Both No deposit, No utilities. Call 912-313-4083 or 912-313-4082

$130 to $150 WEEKLY

Central heat & air. Clean, appliances included. Must be employed full-time. 912-659-1276

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

ROOMS FOR RENT

$75 Move-In Special Today!! Clean, furnished, large. Busline, central heat/air, utilities. $100-$130 weekly. Rooms w/bathroom $145. Call 912-289-0410. CLEAN, FURNISHED ROOM on busline, $110-145 per week plus deposit. Utilities Included. Call 912-660-2875.

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

Private bath and kitchen, cable, utilities, washer furnished. AC & heat, bus stop on property. No deposit required. Completely safe, manager on property. Contact Cody, 695-7889 or Jack, 342-3840. FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln Street. $165/week plus deposit. Includes microwave, refrigerator, central heat & air & utilities! Call 912.231.0240

47 FORD Focus, 2005- 4 door hatchback. 108K miles. Excellent condition. Grey. 912-660-7532 Beachway Auto

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‘97 T-Bird, new brake system and stereo. Reduced $995 Call 912-358-6326.

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WE PAY CASH for junk cars & trucks! Call 964-0515 SUVS 930

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

PONTIAC VIBE 2006 Same as Toyota Matrix, well maintained, auto, moonroof, 6disc radio,new tire&brakes,106K $8,495. (912)657-1091

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Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, cable,refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609 NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone service. $450-$550 monthly, $125/security deposit, No lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown:912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177. ROOMMATES WANTED East Savannah: Very clean. Stove, refrigerator, cable, washer/dryer included. On bus line. Starting at $125/week. Call 912-961-2842 transportation 900

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TOYOTA Highlander, 2003- 4 cylinder auto. 120km, Superb condition. $8500 OBO. 912-898-7810. Boats & accessories 950

20FT. BOAT, 175 Johnson Evinrude. New water pumps. Aluminum Trailer. 40 gallon gas tank. $2,500 OBO. Call 912-236-0165 for more information FISHING BOAT, 17ft. motor and trailer included. Reasonable price. Good condition. 912-925-6894 Campers/rVs 960

Must Sell RV Class C, 2000- 30’ Winnebago , Great Cond, Sleeps 7, Milage 38,150K, Only Asking Payoff $21,200.00 912-665-1339

BMW 740IL, 1998- Alpine white, power windows, clean interior, good engine, 132,000 original miles. $4000. 912-484-0719 CHEVROLET Silverado, 2002- Extended cab, long bed, gray color. Very good condition. $6,700. Call 912-713-3618 CHEVROLET Tahoe, 1998- New crate motor, 18,000 miles, new tires, new battery, runs very good. $3900. 912-786-9566

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•2201 Walz Dr: 2BR upstairs apt., central heat, window AC $600 + sec. •1202 E.37th: Large 3BR ground floor apt. $600 + sec. •109 West 41st: Lower 1BR Apt., 1.5BA, central heat/air $500 + sec. Call Lester @ 912-313-8261 or 912-234-5650

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