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this week | compiled by robin wright gunn | happenings@connectsavannah.com

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

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First Friday Fireworks

Savannah Jewish Film Festival continues

What: Six days, seven screenings of eight films from around the globe with Jewish characters or themes. Most evenings have Dinner and Show options for additional charge (and reservations). When: Wed. Jan. 30, Thu. Jan. 31, Sat. Feb. 2, Sun. Feb. 3 Where: Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA), 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: $10/film. $65/festival pass. Members: $8 & $50. Info: 912-355-8111. savannahjea.org/

PULSE! Art + Technology Festival opens with Lecture and Demo by Hye Yeon Nam

What: Opening lecture of the PULSE! Art + Technology Festival.Nam will discuss her work in video, interaction/game design, and robotic sculpture, plus a demonstration of her work Kiss Controller. When: Wed. Jan. 30, 6 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: telfair.org/

Film: Kansas City Confidential (1952, USA)

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a classic B&W film noir crime thriller, considered the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. When: Wed. Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E Park Ave. Cost: $6

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Thursday Thinc Thursday: A Resolution You Can Keep

What: January discussion will focus

on setting up for a successful year, featuring a TED talk screening and discussion on making a positive difference in the city. Networking 5:30 to 6, about 30 minutes of videos and then 30 minutes of conversation.

What: Big loud booms to celebrate...whatever suits you. Sponsored by the Savannah Waterfront Association. When: Fri. Feb. 1 Where: Rousakis Plaza, River St Cost: Free and open to the public.

Theater: Willy Wonka

When: Thu. Jan. 31, 5:30-7 p.m. Where: Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard

What: A magically delicious production by Savannah Children’s Theatre. Friday shows: 8 pm. Saturday shows: 3 and 8 pm. Sunday shows: 3 pm. When: Feb. 13 Where: Savannah Children’s Theater, 2160 E. Victory Drive Cost: $15 - $20 Info: 912-238-9015 .savannahchildrenstheatre.org/

Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: thincsavannah.com/

Potable Gold: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition

Peter Shannon and the Savannah Philharmonic salute Strauss Feb. 1.

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What: A conversation with Keita Takahashi & Clement Shmizu (3D Packman), Douglas Wilson (Johann Sebastian Joust), Syed Salahuddin & Kunal Gupta (from Babycastles). Addressing games as sites of contemporary social interaction. When: Thu. Jan. 31, 6 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: telfair.org/

What: Tour/performance describes Madeira’s long tradition in Savannah’s history. Tour includes a Madeira party. Guests must be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in candlelit rooms. [Program dates: February1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23] Where: Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Cost: $20. Reservations recommended. Info: 912-236-8097. www.davenporthousemuseum.org/

Film: Point Blank (USA, 1967)

Art March Savannah

PULSE! Games as Social Space

What: Lee Marvin stars as a gangster

who plots revenge on the wife and partner who did him dirty. Host is Dwayne Epstein, signing copies of his book, Lee Marvin: Point Blank. When: Thu. Jan. 31, 7 p.m. Where: SCAD MoA, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: scadmoa.org/

PULSE! Live Game Play

What: Play a live version of Johann Sebastian Joust with game developer Douglas Wilson. When: Thu. Jan. 31, 7 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: telfair.org/

What: Open houses at eleven creative businesses in SoFo Savannah, (South of Forsyth), mostly along Bull Street, plus the Indie Arts Bazaar at DeSoto Row Gallery. Participating businesses: Black Orchid, Foxy Loxy, Starland Cafe, others. Free. When: Fri. Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m. Where: SoFo (South of Forsyth) Cost: Free and open to the public Info: www.artmarchsavannah.com/

PULSE! “Indi-Visible”

What: Medeology Collective (VJs) with an interactive installation and performance using large scale projections across the windows of the Jepson. When: Fri. Feb. 1, 6-8 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

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PULSE! Beatjazz by Onyx Ashanti

What: A performance by the Berlinbased artist who makes music using 3D printing technology. When: Fri. Feb. 1, 6 p.m. Where: Jepson Ctr, 207 W. York St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: telfair.org/

Critz Tybee Run Fest: North Beach Bar and Grill 5K

What: First adult run of 2-day running fest. After race music by City Hotel. When: Fri. Feb. 1, 6:15 p.m. Where: Tybee Lighthouse Cost: $35 thru 1/29. Then, $40. Mil. discounts. Info: critztybeerun.com/

Black Heritage Festival: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

What: Denver-based dance troupe presents a mixed repertory program featuring works by contemporary choreographers and American dance masters. When: Fri. Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. Where: Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: Free. Advanced tix required. Info: savannahblackheritagefestival. com/

First Friday for Folk Music

What: Two Savannah groups are featured: Roll On Rodney, fronted by John Powers, and Irish folk group the Savannah Ceili Band. The monthly musical coffeehouse hosted by The Savannah Folk Music Society When: Fri. Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: $2 donation Info: 912-898-1876. www.savannahfolk.org/

Music: A Night in Vienna

What: Program includes several of Strauss’s waltzes and dances. The orchestra will be accompanied by soloists Sara Peeples and Ian O’Brien, who were selected for this performance in collaboration with the VOICExperience Foundation. When: Fri. Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $16 - $65 Info: savannahphilharmonic.org/


Grease Singalong

monthly stand up show features Chicago native who’s appeared on The Tonight Show, Phil Donahue, and on Showtime TV. When: Fri. Feb. 1, 8 p.m. Where: Bay Street Theatre (upstairs from Club One), 1 Jefferson Street (at Bay Street), Cost: $9 - $15 Info: 314-503-9005. savannahcomedyrevue.com/

Performing Arts presents a staged reading of the hit musical with a singalong, featuring SCAD improv students. When: Fri. Feb. 1, 8 p.m. Where: SCAD’s Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

What: Savannah Comedy Revue’s

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What: The biggest race of the twoday festival. Route begins at 15th Street and ends on Tybrisa. No race day registration. When: Sat. Feb. 2, 8:30 a.m. Cost: $65 Jan. 30 and Feb. 1

Forsyth Farmers Market Reopens

What: The first market day of 2013 selling local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and more. When: Sat. Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: forsythfarmersmarket.com/

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Poverty Simulation

What: Experience in this simulation the barriers faced by the 34,000 people living at or below poverty level in Savannah. To register, submit name, email, phone and address. By phone 912-232-6747, email cdally@stepupsavannah.org, or FAX 912401-0341. When: Sat. Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Where: Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St., Cost: Free and open to the public. Pre-regis. required. Info: stepupsavannah.org/

PULSE! Game Cabinet Workshop and Pop Up Arcade with Babycastles

What: A workshop on creating unusual game cabinets, from cardboard to stuffed animals. When: Sat. Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Jepson Ctr, 207 W. York St. Cost: Free. Pre-registration required. Info: 912-790-8823. telfair.org/

Critz Tybee Run Fest: Lighthouse Pizza Beach Run

What: A 2.8 mile run on the Tybee

beach. Race begins at Tybee Pier and finishes at Tybrisa. No race day registration. When: Sat. Feb. 2, 12 p.m. Cost: $35 Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 Info: critztybeerun.com/

Critz Tybee Run Fest: YMCA One Mile

What: Final race of the two day festival. Race begins 15th Street and finishes on Tybrisa Street. No race day registration. When: Sat. Feb. 2, 1 p.m. Where: Tybee Island Cost: $30 Jan. 30 - Feb. 1. Info: critztybeerun.com/

Savannah Black Heritage Festival: Monument - Memorial Walk What: Begins at Rousakis Plaza on

River St. Includes wreath-laying at African-American Monument. When: Sat. Feb. 2, 1:30 p.m. Where: Rousakis Plaza, River Street, Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: savannahblackheritagefestival. com/

PULSE! Family Day

What: 3D Printing, Music Technology and hands on projects. 3:00pm demo/performance of Onyx Ashanti’s Beatjazz. When: Sat. Feb. 2, 2-5 p.m. Where: Jepson Ctr, 207 W. York St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Sunday PULSE! Blank Page Poetry

What: Indigo Sky Community Gallery

presents a spoken word performance combining electronic music and digital projections. When: Sun. Feb. 3, 6 p.m. Where: Jepson Ctr, 207 W. York St Cost: Free and open to the public.

Film: Alpha Girls (2012, USA)

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PULSE! Johann Sebastian Joust Game Night

What: Created by Douglas Wilson, a PULSE! visiting artist. The game is for 2-7 players who interact directly instead of via a screen. When: Sat. Feb. 2, 5-7 p.m. Where: Jepson Ctr, 207 W. York St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Film: Groundhog Day (USA, 1993)

What: A comedy directed by Harold

Ramis, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. Noted by the United States National Film Registry as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” When: Sat. Feb. 2, 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn Cost: $8 Info: lucastheatre.com/

An Evening of Sit Down with Robin Williams

What: With guest David Steinberg. When: Sat. Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theater, 301

W. Oglethorpe Ave.

Cost: $25 - $125 Info: savannahcivic.com/

Soul Lounge of Savannah: A Tribute to Our Legends in Music

What: A soul music revue featuring Miss Avis and J’Ira, the Multiple Dimensions Band of Pure Funk and Soul, Spoken Chaos, justME, Ira Coats, Lyrical, and Raven. When: Sat. Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $10 Info: soulloungeofsavannah.com/

Cost: $7 What: Not interested in the Super Bowl? Get a sneak preview of this new indie horror comedy. Campy flick about a college sorority terrorized by an ancient evil. Official stop on filmmakers’ East Coast Tour, and directors will be on hand for Q&A. When: 8 p.m. Feb. 3 Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $7 Info: www.sentientbean.com

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Tuesday First Tuesday City Hall Tour

What: One-hour behind the scenes overview of history, architecture, art. When: Tue. Feb. 5, 12 p.m. Where: City Hall, 2 East Bay Street Cost: Free and open to public. Reservations requested Info: 912-651-6411.

Georgia History Festival Lecture: Winston Groom

What: Author of Forrest Gump and Kearny’s March: The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847, discusses John C. Fremont, the “Pathfinder of the West.” When: Tue. Feb. 5, 6 p.m. Where: Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St., Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: www.georgiahistory.com/

Mayor Edna Jackson’s State of the City Address

What: Mayor Jackson gives address at first Town Hall Meeting of 2013. When: Tue. Feb. 5, 7 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center Ballroom, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Savannah Black Heritage Festival: W.W. Law Lecture

What: John W. Franklin of the Smithsonian will discuss legacy of Savannah civil rights leader W. W. Law. When: Tue. Feb. 5, 7 p.m. Where: SCAD MoA, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public. cs

@ Savannah Black Heritage Festival. Feb. 1–16. @ Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. Feb. 1. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Seersucker Shots. Feb. 1. Book Lady. @ Robin Williams/David Steinberg. Feb. 2. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Film: Groundhog Day. Feb. 2. Lucas Theatre. @ SSU Players: Flight. March 6-10. @ Snow White. Columbia City Ballet. Feb. 9. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Film: When Harry Met Sally. Feb. 9. Lucas Theatre. @ SCAD theater: Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen. Feb. 14–17. Mondanaro Theatre. @ Book Festival Kickoff: Dave Barry. Feb. 14. Trustees Theater. @ Savannah Book Festival. Feb. 14–17. @ Savannah Irish Festival. Feb. 15–17. @ Jonathan Richman: Feb. 14. Wormhole. @ A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer. Bay Street Theatre. Feb. 15–17. @ SCAD theater: The Three Musketeers. Feb. 28–March 3. Lucas Theatre. @ Film: His Girl Friday. Feb. 23. Trustees Theater. @ A–Town Get Down w/Loudon Wainwright III. March 2. Trustees Garden. @ Savannah Blues Festival. March 3. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Jerry Seinfeld. March 7. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Bob James. March 7. Morris Center. @ Savannah Stopover. March 7–9. @ Tybee Mardi Gras. March 9. @ Tara Feis. March 9. Emmett Park. @ Three Days Grace/Shinedown. March 12. MLK Arena. @ Matchbox Twenty. March 12. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Collective Face: Shadowlands. March 8–23. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ of Montreal. March 8. Forsyth Park. @ Lord of the Dance. March 13. Mercer Theatre. @ Harlem Globetrotters. March 14. MLK Arena. @ Savannah Music Festival (SMF). March 21–April 6. @ Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. March 21. Trustees Theater (SMF). @ Ahmad Jamal. March 23. Trustees Theater (SMF). @ Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance. March 23. Lucas Theatre (SMF). @ Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell, with Richard Thompson. April 3. Johnny Mercer Theatre (SMF). @ Bill Maher. April 7. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Spring Awakening. AASU Masquers. April 11–21. CS @ Reefer Madness. Bay Street. April 19–28. @ Celtic Woman. May 3. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Collective Face: Pride & Prejudice. May 10–25. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ Blue Man Group. May 13 and 14. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ SCAD theater: Urinetown The Musical. May 23–26. Lucas Theatre. CS


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“In five years, if they don’t do anything, it could become a ghetto.” — Former Mayor Floyd Adams Jr. in 2003, on the Windsor Forest/Wilshire neighborhood Within days of allegations that Savannah police may have deliberately underreported crime to improve their stats, a spate of shootings happened on the Southside. Three in 36 hours, to be exact: 21–year– old Rebecca Foley, shot to death in her car; 17–year–old Evan Colquitt, shot on Sharondale Road and dying shortly after; and John Perry, 25, shot in the shoulder. Foley’s murder and Perry’s wounding happened within shouting distance at two adjacent apartment complexes on White Bluff Road near Wilshire Boulevard. Another irony lies in the fact that the shootings happened in the district of Tony Thomas, the alderman who just days before accused police of cooking the books. Though I grew up on Wilmington Island and now live near Daffin Park, I have a long history with Savannah’s Southside. Until the early 1960s my family owned a dairy farm off White Bluff Road; there’s a Morekis Avenue behind WJCL–TV marking the rough location of the old farmhouse. Hard to imagine now, but White Bluff once hosted several dairies. The pastureland was broken only by the runways of Hunter Army Airfield, a Strategic Air Command Air Force base back in the day. My relatives recall hearing the jet engines of the bombers

spooling up at night, and having to put “blackout curtains” over the windows, supposedly to keep surprise–attacking Russian planes from seeing lights below. My first home was on Montgomery Cross Road. (Nope, it’s not “Crossroads.” It’s a “cross road” from White Bluff to Skidaway.) I was an infant, so I don’t remember it. But I do see the old house when I get off the Truman and drive by today — a lonely ranch– style abode next to a rim store, and another victim of Southside zoning, or lack thereof. Other neighborhoods, like Windsor Forest and Paradise Park, are a far cry from their glory days of the ‘70s, when they were among Savannah’s most desirable addresses. In explaining his prophetic but then–infamous ghetto remark, Adams went on: “You see the same trend. People are coming back downtown. The people in the subdivisions on the Southside are moving out... and all they are looking at is the property as a revenue source,” Adams said, referring to the area’s high percentage of rental property. Downtown’s upsurge is Southside’s loss. Gentrification downtown forces non-affluent residents, black and white, south across DeRenne, traditional dividing line between old Savannah and new — though these days “new” Savannah is far more dilapidated

than the old. The reasons are multiple and for the most part pretty obvious, though that never spurred anyone to try and do much about it. We’ve already mentioned downtown gentrification, bad/no zoning, and very high rates of rental property. Here are some more: 1) Poor planning & design: Cul–de–sacs were all the rage in the ‘60s, but nowadays once-trendy suburban designs that discourage normal pedestrian access make perfect incubators for shady activity. 2) Highways: The Truman Parkway and other major road projects have made much of the Southside a sacrifice zone for Chatham County’s transportation “needs.” I feel sorry for people living next to these projects, and sorry for those who own this now nearly worthless property but still have to pay taxes on it. This syndrome is reflected in Armstrong Atlantic’s recent quasi–redesign, essentially rotating the campus to face away from Abercorn instead of its traditional view towards it. 3) City missteps: A few years back the City purchased some properties in the Southside flood zone, supposedly to return to “greenspace.” According to many neighbors, that was a euphemism for “neglect.” That’s just a starter list. It’s far too late to return the Southside to dairyland or anything close to it. But we can learn from a past generation’s mistakes, stop repeating them, and apply those lessons to future projects in the Southside and beyond. cs

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Editor, Regarding your column “Cold dead hands”: Fine piece, though I disagree with your hopeful conclusion that the mayhem at Newtown “is likely to prove its (the NRA’s) eventual demise.” Ain’t gonna happen. Too many fools, too much paranoia, too much cash says otherwise.

Do you remember when the Clintons, both he and she, were coming for our guns, way back in the ‘90s? They were coming to your front door and my front door to collect our guns and our Bibles. Surprise: Whole-cloth lies and the manipulation of endemic ignorance prevailed! The Clintons were the objects of a hate campaign the likes of

which has been matched only by the blathering Obama “hate machine.” Today, desperate for an issue, the RepubliCon right has found an issue they can embrace... thanks to the children of Newtown. Implausible as it sounds, they’re at it again: “The liberals are coming for our guns.” While Obama is sanely leading on this (that’s what leaders

do) and risking political capital in doing so, the real answer is to vote out the RepubliCons, and vote in logic and reason and human decency. Only then can we, as your article suggests, return the country to something resembling civil discourse. The alternative is more of the same. H.F.


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It all looks so easy in the movies. Trouble arises, and the heroine whips out her weapon from her thigh high stiletto boots, blasts the bad guys and blows the smoke off the barrel without mussing her lipgloss. But I’m about a hundred degrees of badassery and several pairs of short– shorts shy of Lara Croft, and a 9mm Luger is much heavier in person. This I discovered last Thursday, when a few friends and I gathered at Mission Essential gun range on Abercorn to deflower my trigger finger. It may seem un–American that I made it to my 40s without firing a gun, especially since I grew up in the wild west, where packing a pistol is as still as de rigeur as it was when Wyatt Earp ruled the roost. They’re pretty popular here in Georgia, too, where there’s at least one gun in over 40 percent of our neighbors’ homes. (If you live in Kennesaw in Cobb County, there’s actually a law on the books that “every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm.” Guessing the Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t pop over unannounced around there so much.) Having a gun around always makes me think of Russian playwright

Anton Chekhov, who commanded that if a gun appears onstage in the first act, it had better be fired by the third. While he was talking about the development of plot, I can’t help but apply it to the wisdom that you can’t get accidentally shot by your own gun if you don’t have one. I have no issue with exercising one’s Constitutional right to bear arms, but am conflicted by the ratcheting debate over gun control. The notion that an armed society is a polite society seems a bitter fallacy as reports of shootings flow into the headlines every day. But increased incidents also offer proof that I might one day be confronted with the necessity of using a gun to protect myself or my loved ones. The thought terrifies me. But nothing is more empowering than information and experience. So I decided to take up Mission Essential’s offer of free gun rental and range time to women on Thursday Ladies’ Night, which fortunately for those of us in the carpool set, starts at noon. Our posse was far more subdued than usual as we took over two lanes in the shooting range. I clustered with St. Claire Mars, Girl Scout Troop leader and summer camp sharpshooting champion, and Thinking Moms Revolution co–founder Kim Spencer, a veteran of many a childhood

Statesboro coonhunt. The others, Rebecca Freeman and Natasha Gaskill, had taken a break from baking cheesecakes for Lulu’s Chocolate Bar to come on over to the southside, sharing tales of “target practice in the woods, with a shotgun. And beer.” But while my BFFs had wielded rifles at one time or another, they had about as much experience using handguns as I did. As I loaded up the Smith & Wesson, my knees shook with the cold, mean reality of it. Sweat trickled into my protective ear and eyewear as I pushed bullet after bullet into the magazine like a lethal PEZ dispenser. Though I had lived this moment plenty in my imagination (where I also fly my own invisible plane), I almost vomited with fear that I would — and could — do something irreversibly stupid. Stalling, I looked down to the line to see an elderly woman aiming into the cavern littered with brass casings. “I tried the .22 last week, but this one has more kick,” she informed the instructor standing with her. A mother and her teenage daughter took turns in lane four, easily shoving in the magazine like the detectives on Law & Order: SVU. Further down, a baby boomer couple made short work of a human–shaped target, shredding the head and chest areas within

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minutes. No one was smiling, which I found relieving. It seems to me that playing with guns should always be serious business. Finally, I pushed in the clip and gingerly pulled back the chamber. I lined up the sights with one of five small bull’s eyes 21 feet out. Holding on tight with both hands, I let my index finger click down. Boom. The 9mm is known for its easy recoil. An acrid smell filled my nose, a cross between burnt metal and dog breath. I exhaled, gently put down the gun and backed away as my ladies clapped me on the back. “That’s great, you hit the inside black at the bottom left!” I didn’t tell them I was aiming for the middle. We traded off until St. Claire shot the zip tie off the clothespin holding the target in place and someone had to come fix it. Natasha and Rebecca shot with a .22 Beretta, intimidatingly huge but easier to wield. By our third box of ammunition, we could fill the PEZ dispenser pretty quickly and put holes in the circles we were actually aiming for. But the air of sobriety

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Urban farming triumph? Revisions to animal control ordinance are (almost) official by Jessica Leigh Lebos | jll@connectsavannah.com

Walk down any lane in Ardsley Park these days and you’re likely to hear the gentle clucking of chickens. The urban fowl craze continues to rage, and plenty of homeowners have built backyard coops to accommodate five hens or less, which is perfectly legal within the city limits. However, if folks want to expand their pocket–sized farms to include honeybees or a pet pig, they’re going against the law. For now. That will change if — and many hope when — city officials vote to adopt a revised Animal Control Ordinance in the next few weeks.

The same ordinance was already embraced by county commissioners last summer, allowing chickens in unincorporated areas for the first time. Its passage under the Gold Dome will unify all Chatham County residents under the same animal farm rules, making them easier for residents to follow and for Animal Control to enforce. A public meeting detailing how the revisions will affect city residents is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Metropolitan Planning Commission. After Paula Deen was called out for keeping illegal chickens on Wilmington Island in the summer of 2011, the County Commission directed the MPC to examine zoning and animal control ordinances


lifelong resident of Westside Savannah and a member of the revision task force. “I wanted to be sure that people who lived on smaller lots in urban neighborhoods were represented.” Oglesby joined the task force “very much opposed” to the idea of her neighbors keeping farm animals, but calls the process that resulted in the revised ordinance “a wonderful experience.” “We all came to a very happy medium,” she accedes. “Although I was just the one person objecting to having fowl in yards, my opinion was valued.” The result transferred any animal provisions from the zoning ordinance to the revised Animal Control ordinance and is now consistent for both city and county residents. An entirely new section titled “Animals Other Than Dogs and Cats” details a common sense set of standards for Chatham County’s urban farmers: • Rather than the five or less rule not matter what the lot size, the allowance for chickens is now one per 1000 square feet of high ground,

up to 30 (more than 30 constitutes a “poultry farm” and requires additional zoning permits.) The setback requirement for coops has been reduced to 25 feet for less than 10 birds and increases to 50 feet after that; however, the setback requirement can be waived with written permission from the adjoining neighbor. To have roosters or other “nuisance” poultry like peacocks, a minimum of two acres is required. • Beehives are now legal within the city limits, provided each apiary is registered with the county. Not only does registration help keep track of whose bees are whose, it allows Mosquito Control officers to notify beekeepers of impending chemical spraying and “take reasonable precautions” to protect their colonies. This section was drafted in partnership with the local beekeeping community. • Pigs require a two–acre parcel, though this does not apply to miniature pot–bellied breeds kept as pets. Cows, sheep, goats or other livestock require a minimum of 1000 square feet per animal.

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in both the city and county. To say the separate sets of codes were inconsistent is an understatement. “It was like two parallel universes,” says Ellen Harris, Cultural Resource and Urban Planning Manager at the MPC. “The zoning code said that you could have chickens in a handful of districts but there needed to be a 50–foot setback of the coop from the nearest occupied dwelling; the animal control ordinance had no restrictions but there had to be a 100–foot setback. It was confusing.” Harris and a community task force led by Dr. Blake Caldwell were charged with coming up with standards that covered the tiniest lot on the eastside to the rolling marshes on Isle of Hope. The revised ordinance applies came after more than a year of painstaking discussion and has been met with enthusiastic nods, even from the naysayers. “We have 30–foot lots in my neighborhood, and if someone was allowed to keep 10–12 chickens in the yard next door, I would be outraged,” says Pamela Oglesby, a

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With her fetching pink bow and sassy lipstick, Ms. PacMan enchanted the arcade set when she debuted in 1982. Now in her 30s, the lady with the insatiable hunger for dots has become a cultural icon so big she fills an entire room—literally.

the development of gun–free games that flirt with the odd and innovative. His re–conception of the classic 80s Ms. PacMan found traction with Dr. Clement Shimizu, a University of Minnesota computer engineer who has “dedicated his life to serving artists, designers, and other creative people through technological innovation.” Takahashi merely showed Dr. Shimizu his sketches, and watched the idea flourish. “[Takahashi] had a dream about Ms. PacMan and those irreclassic video games being played in pressible ghosts are the focal unusual ways,” explains Dr. Shimizu point of Games as Social Space, on his blog. “I volunteered to realize an installation that brings gamthat dream for him!” ing out of tiny monitors to the That entailed re–writing the origiwalls, the ceiling and to each nal Ms. PacMan code from scratch other. In one of PULSE’s most and using the fish–eye projector he engaging exhibits, players invented via his research and develimmerse themselves inside Ms. opment firm, The Elumenati. Next PacMan’s wacky world, scrolling came collaboration with the innovathrough mazes and sucking up tive arcade design collective Babyrandom fruit. The lethal ghosts castles, who curated the New York speed by in the periphery, and summit as well as other immersive high scores depend on one’s abilvideo game experiences (includity to navigate old school strategy ing the epic B–Boy dance battle, in three dimensions. YaMove.) Conceived by illustrious game Takahashi, Dr. Shimizu and Babydesigner Keita Takahashi, 3–D castles’ founder Syed Salahuddin will PacMan electrified audiences offer up insights together on a panel when it was first implemented Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Jepson Cenlast summer at the Museum of ter of the Arts. Art and Design New York. Also on the Games as Social Space “My idea is simple and panel will be Douglas Wilson, creit’s not special,” Takahashi ator of Johann Sebastian Joust. The expressed humbly in a email Stanford–educated designer will lead with Connect last week. “It a demonstration of J.S. Joust, which merely changed the place of the requires no screen or buttons but game screen from monitor to necessitates face–to–face interacAbove: Visionary game designer Keita Takahashi. Below: Comwalls. But there is a different senputer engineer implemented Takahashi’s 3-D Ms. PacMan design tion. Anywhere from two to seven sation. Nowadays, there are a lot onto the walls via fish-eye projection. 3D Pacman was created by players hold motion controllers and of new input methods, but here Dr. Clement Shimizu for Keita Takahashi’s Babycastles Summit. must move around the playspace in we changed the output method, Immersive 3D projection system created by The Elumenati. Ms. accordance to the tempo of selections Pacman is property of Namco. just a little — and look at how from J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Conthe possibilities expanded. certos. Too fast or too slow and Having a different perspective you’re out. is fun and interesting.” “I often take familiar consumer Back in 2003, Takahashi’s technologies and try to do someKatamari Damacy turned thing strange or surprising with the gaming world on its ear them. It’s often humorous to use a with its quirky, non–viocontroller in a way that the manulent surrealism in the era facturer didn’t intend,” explains of realistic shoot–em–ups Wilson. “Subversion is also useful like Halo and was an unexwhen you’re trying to branch out pected commercial success beyond seasoned videogame playfor the Playstation 2. It was ers to reach a broader audience.” the first game ever to win a Making a video game without coveted Good Design award, video is only the beginning of a prize theretofore reserved Wilson’s cheeky nod to the social implications of gaming. His docfor cell phones and BMWs. More cute characters followed in toral thesis, Designing for the Pleasures of Disputation, examines 2007’s Noby Noby Boy, and Takahashi is still heralded as a sage in courtesy of Telfair Museums

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what it means to design games that mirror the unpredictable interactions between humans rather than entice them to sit in dark rooms for hours on end. “As we already know from classic forms like sports and boardsgames, games are a great way to bring people together and nurture different kinds of social spaces. Videogames can do that too!“ he says. ”I’m interested in appropriating — and subverting — technology to help create fun, social, spectator–friendly experiences.” Johann Sebastian Joust appears in the award–winning SportsFriends, a collection of four multiplayer games designed to keep people interacting and spectators engaged. Also included in this assemblage of frenetic fun are the Atari nostalgia–evoking BariBaraBall, vault–happy SuperPoleRiders and Hokra, based on simple square graphics but nevertheless highly competitive. Sportsfriends will also be available for play at PULSE. In these times of Mortal Kombat and Gears of War, reaching back to the kinder, gentler play of Pong and PacMan may seem like aberrations from the avant–garde art world. But the success of Takahashi’s Katamari Damacy and the Kickstarter support of Johann Sebastian Joust seem to show a different trend. As Telfair Education Director Harry Delorme noted this week in a guest blog post for the Creative Coast, the video game industry might do very well by trading blood and guns for silly characters and blinking rainbows. The demand is there. Ms. PacMan and her enduring pink bow prove it. cs

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Cat hoarders! Two people were charged with almost 200 ordinance violations after moving from a house and leaving more than 40 cats behind.

Animal Control officers were called to the house in the 1300 block of East 60th Street Saturday by the owner, who wanted police to see what he found after evicting the couple. Animal Control officers charged Evans Bolin, 40, and Melissa Pope, 41 with keeping of animals–sanitation; failure to report/remove dead animals; limitations on cats; distance of animals; 40 counts rabies vaccination required; 40 counts county tag required; 50 counts animal neglect; and 50 counts each animal abandonment. All cats were released to the care and custody of Animal Control. Forty–two and several litters

already have been “humanely captured and removed” over several days, police say, by trapping them and transporting them to the shelter, where they will be examined by a staff veterinarian before they are available for adoption. Ages of the cats ranged from full– grown to kittens only days old. Some cats are pregnant and three had died before they were found. The house “was covered in waste” and some cats were living in walls and under the house and porch. Some have not yet been captured, police say. • Police seek help from the public in identifying and locating two men who assaulted and robbed a Savannah man at Lincoln and York streets at four o’clock on a Monday afternoon. They may be involved in other incidents. One suspect is a black male with a dark complexion with dreadlocks. The other is a black male with a light complexion who was wearing a white rag over his hair and Timberland boots.

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On Hollywood Squares the other night, one of the questions was: “What medical problem are women with a D-cup or larger more likely to get?” The answer was carpal tunnel syndrome! What’s the connection? Do they get it from lifting their arms, or is the carpal tunnel gene attached to the large-breast gene, or what? —Nicki F. Plenty of men, including some septuagenarian sportscasters, find big boobs fascinating, and some women, often with surgical assistance, have made careers out of pushing their buttons. (If you’d argue Katherine Webb doesn’t really fit the profile here, try Googling Jenn Sterger.) But life for the wellendowed isn’t necessarily one long day at the beach. Carpal tunnel syndrome is far from the worst that can happen. In 1669 a physician reported on a 24-year-old woman who couldn’t get out of bed due to having breasts collectively weighing around 100 pounds— 64 for the left, an estimated 40 for the right. I regret to say this was established on autopsy. The cause of death wasn’t clear; the woman’s breasts reportedly had grown to these gargantuan proportions literally overnight, and she was otherwise emaciated. Nonetheless, we may reasonably conclude: big boobs kill. Getting back to carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS: The most common proximate cause is trapping or compressing the median nerve in the wrist, where it passes through the narrow channel that gives the syndrome its name. In many cases, though, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what brought the condition on. Symptoms typically include burning, tingling, or numbness of the fingers and thumb, sometimes radiating all the way up to the shoulder. CTS is most commonly found among those putting a lot of stress on their wrists during the day: this typically includes housewives and workers using vibrating tools, but not, contrary to

chance of having back trouble. • Skin irritation caused by moisture and bacteria trapped within folds of skin. • Chafing and the like due to bouncing during jogging or other exercise. • Shortness of breath due to weight pressing on the rib cage. • Posture and sleeping difficulties. The solution for some is breast reduction surgery. One study found 90 percent of large-breasted women with CTS-like symptoms saw partial or complete improvement after surgery. Neck, shoulder and back pain, headaches, pinching bra straps, and exercise abrasion also are often reduced or eliminated, it’s easier to find clothes that fit, and you attract less unwanted scrutiny. Schoolboys for whom 48DD represents the pinnacle of female beauty may recoil at the thought, but they might consider the inconvenience of walking around with two ten-pound water balloons hung around their necks.

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what was once widely believed, workers typing on computer keyboards. Big-breasted women are far more likely to have carpal tunnel problems than the rest of us. In the general population, maybe one in 40 people is affected; for well-endowed women it’s more like one in five. Interestingly, 62 percent of pregnant women get CTS during their third trimester, when their breasts are enlarged. Doctors aren’t sure why, but a plausible guess is pinched nerves not in the wrist but rather somewhere upstream. One likely location is the shoulder, where the weight of oversize mammaries can produce considerable stress. Big-breasted women often complain of bra straps cutting into their shoulders, putting pressure on something known as the costoclavicular passage. The result can be pain, tingling, tickling, and numbness in the shoulders and down the arms, to the point of the hands turning blue. Another problem along these lines is thoracic outlet syndrome, a combination of pain, weakness, and other neurological issues caused by compressing blood vessels and nerves in the shoulder. Symptoms for all these conditions overlap somewhat, and I’m guessing they’re not that easy to distinguish. We surmise, therefore, that it’s not so much big breasts causing carpal tunnel syndrome strictly defined—that is, pinched nerves in the wrists. Rather, they can lead to numbness, tingling, and pain for various reasons at various spots in the upper extremities, and the description “carpal tunnel syndrome” is applied indiscriminately regardless of actual cause. But let’s go on. Other afflictions of the big-bosomed include: • Headaches, back and neck pain, spinal degeneration, and slipped discs. One study found a 25-year-old woman with B-cup-size breasts has an 8 percent chance of developing spine disorders, whereas a woman with a D-cup has a 44 percent chance. The problem worsens with age—by the time the D-cup woman reaches 35, she’s got an 82 percent

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news of the weird Pushing the Personhood Envelope California activist Jonathan Frieman finally got his day in court in January, but a Marin County judge quickly rejected his argument that he is entitled to use the state’s carpool lanes accompanied only by a sheath of corporate papers in the passenger seat. (During the 2012 Republican primaries, Mitt Romney famously asserted a corporation’s general right under the law to be treated as a “person.”) The judge decided that the state legislature’s carpool law was intended only to reduce traffic clutter and that driving with no passenger except corporate papers was unrelated to that goal. Frieman told reporters that he had been carrying the papers around for years, hoping to be challenged.

Cultural Diversity • The U.S. Congress may suffer dismal popularity ratings (less savory than head lice, according to one survey), but it is saintly compared to India’s legislatures, which contain six accused rapists at the state level and two in the national parliament. Thirty-six local officials, as well, have been charged with sexual assault (according to India’s Association for Democratic Reforms). In fact, the association reported in December that 162 of the lower house of Parliament’s 552 members currently face criminal charges. The problem is compounded by India’s notoriously paralyzed justice system, which practically ensures that

the charges will be unresolved for years, pornography industry. Gilliland, 54, if not decades. served four years in prison in the 1990s • Many Japanese men seem to reject for sexually assaulting his ex-wife, but smartphones in favor of a low-tech in January was nonetheless defended by 2002 Fujitsu cellphone, according to a his congregation. “If we believe in the January Wall Street Journal dispatch redemptive work of Christ,” said one because it can help philanderers keep parishioner, “then this man is a mirtheir affairs from lovers’ prying eyes. acle.” (Gilliland believes he needs no The phones lack sophisticated tracking redemption for the assault, for he was features - plus, a buried innocent of that - but “privacy” mode gives off that he had done other only stealth signals when bad things during that lovers call and leaves no time that did require trace of calls, texts or redemption.) PAGING TIGER emails. A senior executive • God and Shoes: (1) WOODS ... A for Fujitsu said, “If Tiger “Prophet” Cindy Jacobs CALL FROM Woods had (this phone), said in a January InterJAPAN he wouldn’t have gotten in net broadcast that God trouble.” has revealed Himself • China’s national legto her by mysteriously islature passed a law in removing critical shortDecember to establish that ages in her life, such as people have a duty to visit her car’s well-worn tires their aged parents periodithat just kept rolling. “I cally. China’s rapid urbanremember one time that ization has not developed I had a pair of shoes nursing homes and similar that I wore and wore facilities to keep pace with and wore and wore and the population, and sponwore and it just - for sors of the law said it would give the years, these shoes did not wear out.” parents a legal right to sue their chil(2) Dublin, Ireland, inventor David dren for ignoring them. Bonney recently decided to change the marketing of his new shoes to “Atheist Latest Religious Messages Shoes.” Two years earlier, he had started the business with the idea of selling • Redemption! Senior pastor Claude “Christian” shoes that contained water Gilliland III was forced to admit to in the soles so that wearers could walk his flock at the New Heart church in on water. Cleburne, Texas, in January that he is a convicted sex offender and that he and his ex-wife had worked in the

Questionable Judgments • Four days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., officials at Public School 79 in New York City decided it would be a good time for a full-blown lockdown drill - with no advance warning. Though P.S. 79 is a high school and not an elementary school, it is composed of about 300 students with special needs (autism, cerebral palsy, severe emotional disorders) who, with their teachers, were startled to hear the early- morning loudspeaker blaring, “Shooter (or, possibly, “intruder”), get out, get out, lockdown.” One adult said it took her about five minutes to realize that it was only a drill. Still, said another, “It was probably the worst feeling I ever had in my life.” • Neighborhood observers reported in December that the asbestos-removal “crew” working at the former YWCA in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, consisted merely of volunteer teenagers who are students at the local religious Buckeye Education School. State regulations require that asbestos (known to cause deadly respiratory illnesses) be handled only by certified contractors using hazardous-materials gear. Buckeye and other officials, while emphasizing that the students were volunteers, declined to say who authorized them to work. • In November, Tokyo’s Kenichi Ito, 29, bested his own Guinness World Record by a full second (down to 17.47 seconds) in the 100-meter dash - on all fours. Ito runs like a Patas monkey,


Perspective Generally, clients are held to account for their lawyers’ errors because the lawyers are their “agents,” but death row inmates might be treated differently, for they usually do not select or pay for their lawyers - and because the stakes are so high. Alabama, though, looks at the problem unsympathetically, according to a January New York Times report. When an Alabama death row inmate misses an appeals-filing deadline only because of his lawyer’s error (in murder client Ronald Smith’s case, only because lawyer C. Wade Johnson was an often-incapacitated methamphetamine addict), the client forgoes the appeal. The Smith case is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. (Alabama also remains the only state

in which judges overrule juries and impose the death penalty instead of life in prison.)

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Least Competent Criminals Benjamin Greene, 22, was charged in December with shoplifting a nude blow-up doll from a Spencer’s Gifts store in Spartanburg, S.C., but on closer inspection, the doll was less than met the eye. It was one of the manufacturer’s “Super Star Series” of dolls, suggesting resemblances to celebrities like Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan, but which are apparently all the same generic plastic doll resembling no specific human. The packaging on Greene’s $19.99 “Finally Mylie! Love Doll” suggests singer Miley Cyrus (“finally” presumably to honor Cyrus’ having recently turned 18 and “legal”), but it, too, was the generic plastic doll. CS

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Hello, Stopover schedule; goodbye, Live Wire If Savannah had subways, the steam would already be starting to rise, as news trickles out about the upcoming third edition of the Savannah Stopover Festival. Connect is thrilled to once again play a major role in our city’s three– day celebration of new and exciting indie music at various venues, March 7–9. We’re sponsoring all three consecutive shows at the Knights of Columbus hall, including the festival–opener by Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving (at 10:30 p.m. on March 7, with Tampa’s Merchandise opening at 9). Connect–ified , too, is the March 8 show at the KOC venue, featuring Chris Cohen, Ducktails and Snowmine (starting at 10:30). We’re all really jazzed about the March 9 Knights package, with our own Whaleboat, plus the great Ponderosa and Athens legends The Whigs (9 p.m. start time). At press time, the Stopover folks were still in the process of ironing out the entire three–day schedule, but we can report that Royal Canoe will open the free Forsyth Park show on March 8, for headliner of Montreal. Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap and Dance–off (a groovin’ rhythm ‘n’ blues DJ party) has been confirmed for 9–11 p.m. March 9 at the Jepson Center. If you’re reading this in the print edition of Connect, the entire three– day schedule should be online (by Wednesday morning) at savannahstopover.com and, of course, at connectsavannah.com.

Thurston Moore and Chelsea Light Moving play Knights of Columbus March 7.

We can confirm the complete schedule for Thursday, March 7: Ships of the Sea Museum: 7 p.m., The Last Bison; 8 p.m., Ben Sollee. Sparetime: 9 p.m., William Tyler; 10 p.m., Mumbledust. Knights of Columbus: 9:30 p.m., Royal Canoe; 10:30 p.m., Chelsea Light Moving. The Jinx: 11 p.m., Calvin Love; midnight, Naomi Punk; 1 a.m., Mac DeMarco. Club One: 10 pm., Pan; 11 p.m., Hott MT; midnight, Delicate Steve. Taco Abajo: 10 p.m., Wet Socks; 11 p.m., Diarriah Planet; midnight, Hunters. Congress Street Social Club: 10 p.m., Lee Bains III and The Glory

Fires; 11 p.m., the Dunwells; midnight, Bronze Radio Return. B&D Burgers (Congress): TBA. Hang Fire: 10 p.m., Talk Normal; 11 p.m., the Coathangers; midnight, Prince Rama. Stay tuned to this column, and to our site. We’ll keep you informed on Facebook and Twitter as well.

RIP Live Wire

The first performer I ever saw at Live Wire Music Hall, shortly after I moved to Savannah four years ago, was the incredible Bobby Lee Rodgers (where are ya, Bob?) Between the Hold Steady, Trigger Hippy (with Joan Osborne), Moonalice (with the

incredible G.E. Smith), Jimmy Herring, Col. Bruce Hampton and innumerable Royal Noise shows, I spent more quality time in the bricky River Street rock house than I probably should have! Sad, indeed, to find the venerable (at five years old) Live Wire has closed its doors. I don’t know all the details — the company’s business is nobody’s business — but it’s really a shame. It’s a prime piece of real estate, and doubtless another touristy seafood restaurant is waiting in the wings. In recent months, we’ve lost too many live music venues — Screamin’ Mimi’s 2, Retro on Congress, Desperados and the now–you–see–it– now–you–don’t Guitar Bar/Yatta Yatta club. Somebody needs to step up to the plate. Can’t we find a JinHi Soucy Rand for our music community? Gee, do you think downtown rent might be a little on the pricey side? Live Wire manager Daniel Robertson sent me this message: “This has been a wonderful and challenging endeavor. We helped resurrect Savannah’s live music scene and did it with one goal in mind ... bring new and creative music to Savannah by booking bands/musicians that in some cases were completely unknown in this market. “Our motto has become ‘Love Live Music,’ and I assure you that is exactly what we do. It’s been a great ride! We are stuck in a situation that will prevent future shows at this location, but we will continue to book and produce the best live entertainment.” • Graveface Records celebrates its second location (at Civvies on Broughton) with music from Marshmallow Ghosts and Dreamend (both Ryan Graveface projects), and others, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 1. Ryan — not surprisingly — calls it a “spook show.” CS


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The concept of a one–man band is not new. Think of Bert the Chimney Sweep from Mary Poppins, plug him in for the 21st Century, and you get an idea of what Onyx Ashanti does. Instead of twin trumpets, a ukulele, knee cymbals and a kickdrum, Ashanti wears a headset attached to a wireless Midi controller. With a combination of breath, and dancelike movements of his head, hands and fingers, he makes electronic music that’s hypnotic, entirely improvised — and entirely original. With key elements of jazz and hip hop, he calls the music beatjazz. Ashanti, who’ll perform Feb. 1 and 2 as part of the PULSE Art + Technology Festival, is a native of Iuka,

Miss. In college, he learned to play saxophone, and when he moved to Atlanta, he worked as a street musician in the underground station near his candy store job. “I get bored pretty easily,” he says. “For a good solid year, I played cover tunes and made $70, $80 a day, which was really great then. So I was able to chill. But the following year, they got another sax player in — and this guy had technology. This guy had a tape machine and Karaoke tapes. I didn’t even know what Karaoke tapes were.”

The new guy stole Ashanti’s thunder. “He murdered my thunder,” Ashanti laughs. “And I really had to think about it, because I didn’t want to just have battle of the sax players, you know? I wanted to be able to have my own voice, but I loved the freedom of playing down there. I didn’t want to stop.” In stepped fate. “In a pawn shop, I found a Wind Midi controller,” he recalls. “I’d seen them in a magazine, but I’d never seen one in person. And I’d never played one. I didn’t know much about synthesizers at that time. But I knew I had to have it.” Immediately, he wired the wind controller to a synthesizer, and went back underground to compete. “And


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London, to New York and to California, where he began to amass a following. He doesn’t sell his music, but gives it away via his website, onyx– ashanti.com. “Once I do something new, the old stuff is gone,” Ashanti explains. “It doesn’t exist any more. I just got rid of the sax and said I’m gonna be a wind controller player. I started playing this as its own instrument. “Once you start seeing it as an instrument that is its own thing, you start to approach it with a new type of a mindset. From that point, it became a matter of exploring where this was going. And figuring out if I sucked at something, why did I suck? And to find a method of how to break that particular suckage.” He’s currently living in Berlin, where he was granted a temporary artist visa by the German government. “That’s amazing to me, ” he says, ‘cause art is considered a profession here. I didn’t have any money, or any acclaim, but I had 15 years of work that I could show them, and they could reference it. And they said ‘OK, this guy is actually doing art. Here — we give you permission to stay in our country to do your art.’ “That really kind of affected me. It felt really good that there was a place that said ‘You’re an artist. You’re contributing to our culture.’ Whereas in the U.S., there was a lot of pressure to monetize and focus on commercialization.” CS

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my tips just completely disappeared, for a really long time. “But the thing was, even then I could see the potential in using the techniques that I’d learned from playing sax to play synthesizers. I was into hip hop and R&B at that time, but I didn’t really understand synthesizers and technology that much.” Ashanti’s unquenchable thirst for learning led him to read all he could about synthesizers, electronics, wiring and programming. He built himself into a musical Robocop, and shaved his hair into a mohawk to complete the futuristic image. Incorporating accelerometers, a gyroscope, joysticks and pressure– sensitive buttons, his arm–and–hand gear creates and controls beats, sounds, tones and octaves. His most recent addition to the power gear is a lighted neckpiece with lightsaber wrist–wraps, all of which change color and tone with the electronic ebb and flow of the music he’s making. At its core, he says, the music is most similar to acid jazz. But he’s an innovator, and when he couldn’t locate a pioneer in this new field — “someone to learn from and emulate” — he created an “imaginary role model.” He created himself. “I just wanted to do it because I thought it was cool,” Ashanti says. “And if I did, maybe somebody else would think it was cool.” And that’s what got him out of the Atlanta underground, where he’d begun to feel like a curiosity, a performing flea. “That,” he says, “was the first of many times I had to think ‘OK, who am I doing this for? Am I doing this strictly for money, and being an entertainer?’” His pursuit of pure art took him to

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SIT DOWN and don’t SHUT UP David Steinberg unleashes Robin Williams on Savannah

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Interviewer and interviewee: Steinberg, left, and Williams

David Steinberg laughs often, and he laughs loudly. A veteran standup comedian known for ironic observations and smart, intellectual wit, he’s also the producer, writer and on–camera host of Showtime’s Inside Comedy. And this is where his easy laugh and his decades in the trenches of standup come in especially handy: On Inside Comedy, he sits down with the genre’s leading lights and just talks. And laughs. From Larry David to Mel Brooks to Chris Rock to Judd Apatow, they all make a quick connection with David Steinberg. He knows which questions to ask. It’s unique television, intimate and engaging and hugely entertaining. The Inside Comedy template is in place for An Evening of Sit Down, a live event coming to the Johnny Mercer Theatre Feb. 2. Steinberg and Robin Williams will take the stage together and — Williams being Williams — insanity will ensue. If your roots in TV comedy go all the way back to the 1960s, you’ll have no trouble conjuring up David Steinberg. An original member of Canada’s Second City aggregate, he was a fixture on things like The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (where his satirical “sermons” so offended the CBS brass, they led to the series’

cancellation) and the Johnny Carson– hosted Tonight Show. Not only did Steinberg serve as guest host a dozen times, he logged 140 appearances on Carson’s stage — second only to Bob Hope. Winner of two Emmys and a Cable Ace Award, Steinberg has also made several albums of his standup and written a memoir, The Book of David. In recent years, he’s been Emmy– and Directors’ Guild–nominated for his work behind the camera on some of comedy’s biggest and best TV shows, including Seinfeld, Weeds, Newhart, Friends, Mad About You, Designing Women and the unstoppable Curb Your Enthusiasm. The second season of Inside Comedy premieres Feb. 11, with Steinberg doing a bit of sit down with Louis CK and Bob Newhart. Until then .... Heeeere’s David and Robin. So what’s this ‘Evening of Sit Down’ all about? David Steinberg: It’s the two of us onstage. We sit down. We have a

sort of a road map. We improvise. It goes back and forth between me and Robin, but he carries the big load. It’s a combination of spontaneous stuff between us, and standup. So it’s this weird hybrid, but if you come to see Robin Williams’ standup, you get more than just that in this interview. Because I’m asking him about everything, whatever it is that occurs to me that day, and then just what I think people are interested in. And then he pokes around my life a little bit. The good news is that it’s funny nonstop. Is he difficult to reign in? David Steinberg: You know what? He is the most unique comedy mind. He really is in comic genius category. I give him a subject, and he’ll go at it .... I compare it to jazz music, a guy just taking a melody and then improvising all over it. It’s a rewarding experience. Most people are coming to see Robin — I don’t know who remembers me or doesn’t, or even knows that I’m a standup comedian. Basically, you get more than just his standup. You definitely get his standup. He takes off and goes. But you get a very introspective version of him as well. He’s really a smart guy. He’s a well–read guy. He’s quite amazing, actually.

Your transition between standup comic and TV director was fairly fast. Tell me about it. David Steinberg: By the time I did the replacement show for Carol Burnett, the director was a guy that had done The Red Skelton Show and all these comedy shows, and I had no idea what a director did. That was the first time I started to see how much creativity is coming from the other end that I didn’t realize. Directing is writing, in a way. And comedy directors were given no respect whatsoever. It wasn’t like it was a move to make more money, or even more prestige, really. I just got interested in it. And I thought “I would love to be in front of the camera as long as I can, but I’m going to explore this and see what happens.” Never expecting it to be something that would be another career for me. How much pre–set form do you have to adhere to in, say, a Mad About You? Do they say “Give me something funny here that still looks like our show”? David Steinberg: It depends. There are directors who are just technical. Technical directing on a sitcom, I could teach anyone how to do that.


David Steinberg: No, not you! But almost anyone else. It’s not hard to do, especially the four–camera, in front of an audience film. You line up the cameras, you learn how to get a two– shot. It’s technical. But I didn’t realize I had another contribution that was gonna make a difference. And that was as a writer. So everyone that hired me as a director, they could’ve got other directors, certainly, who knew more than I, and who certainly were as good as I was. Because there’s no variation in that form of sitcom–in–front–of–an–audience. But what they liked, and what was so casual and easy for me .... It was sort of a bow in the quiver, or whatever the metaphor is ... was that I was a writer. So they loved me in the writing room. These were all comedies, so I became sort of the first comedy director/writer at the same time. That enhanced my reputation. I knew everybody, so when Paul Reiser was developing Mad About You, I helped him develop it. I couldn’t direct the pilot because I was getting pretty busy at the time, and the moment that he could get me over there, I came in. Is it unusual for a director to hang around with the writers? David Steinberg: It was more unusual before I started. The directors were just there to line up the shots. I think I was part of a group of directors who changed that, but no one came with the credibility of having had a standup comedy career as much as I did. So I just lucked out in that way. Were you starting to think “I’m older, my standup thing isn’t happening, I need to do something else”? David Steinberg: It wasn’t that, it was that I didn’t want to be on the road any more. I had a family. I thought “How do I spend more time with my kids?” more than giving up on standup. I don’t know what standup is, it’s a peculiar genetic predisposition to something, but you never really give it up. But I just didn’t want to be on the road any more. So the directing offered me a way out of the road. That’s all that I thought of, and I jumped into it. I think I did a Showtime show in the ‘90s. I hadn’t done standup for at least a few years, and the Seinfeld

group — Jerry and Larry — said “We want to see you doing something again.” There was a little club in L.A., it was in the neighborhood where I lived. They had jazz musicians playing there. I said “I’m going to come in for the weekend, and don’t advertise me.” Because I just felt it wasn’t fair to the audience, I hadn’t done it in years. Jerry Seinfeld was coming, Paul Reiser was coming. I opened the front page of the newspaper, and they had a new index. It said Opening tonight, David Steinberg. That afternoon, the owner of the club called and said “Johnny Carson and his wife are coming tonight.” Can you imagine how frightening that was? So I got up and I made it all about Johnny. And of course, Johnny being in this 200–seat restaurant/nightclub made it so electric. And that sort of kicked in, then I was able to go do a college concert, pick up gigs wherever I could. I never didn’t enjoy it. Just to bring you full circle, just this last year I went to the La Jolla Playhouse and did a one–man show that became very successful. I did it for about three weeks and it sold out. That felt just great. After my television show comes on in February, I’m going east to do this one–man show again, at the Bucks County Playhouse. And just see what that gets me, for the fun of it.

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Savannah’s Black Heritage Festival opens with the acclaimed Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

Following the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble’s August performance at Lincoln Center, the New York Times had high praise for the Denver–based troupe: “Struggle and resilience, spiritual uplift and lowdown fun: the old verities of African–American modern dance have not been abandoned in Colorado,” gushed critic Brian Seibert.

Indeed, the Robinson ensemble, in its four decades of existence, has evolved into one of the country’s premiere African-American dance companies, leaping and pirouetting itself proudly next to the likes of better–knowns like the Alvin Ailey and Bill T. Jones repertory companies. The 12–member ensemble will dance Feb. 1 in the Johnny Mercer Theatre, as the opening event for the 2013 Savannah Black Heritage Festival. A Denver native, Cleo Parker Robinson began teaching dance at the University of Colorado at the age of 15. Her many accolades include the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Oni Award from the International Black Woman’s Congress, the Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award for Service to the Community, and induction into the Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame. Robinson was named to the National Council on the Arts by President Bill Clinton in 1999, and in 2005, she was a recipient of a Kennedy

Center Medal of Honor during the Center’s “Masters of African American Choreography” series. Her best–known works include Lush Life, a 1984 jazz, poetry, and dance collaboration with Maya Angelou, and the gospel–inspired Spiritual Suite (an excerpt is on the Feb. 1 program). “I don’t know if we define it as African dance,” Robinson told swingvote. com. “I think the range of expression is across the board. It starts on this journey of Africa, moving all the way through Africa, moving all the way through the Nile, moving through the Mississippi — sort of the journey of humankind. “So I think it’s not just African but I think it’s universal. It’s world dance, world experience. And I think if it’s good, people are really for it.” Among the works to be performed in Savannah is Fusion, a commissioned work by celebrated Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus. The piece blends elements of folk performance, free improvisation, voodoo religion, African, French and indigenous Indian influences. CS

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Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. When: At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 Admission: Free (advance tickets are required; Savannah Civic Center box office, Lester’s Florist and Cumulus Broadcasting. They will be at the door, subject to availability.)

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Savannah Black Heritage Festival Event Schedule Feb. 2 1:30 p.m. Monument Memorial Walk includes stops at war memorials and ends at the African–American Monument with a wreath–laying ceremony. Meet at Rousakis Plaza on River St. Feb. 3 3–5 p.m. “Common Connections” Art exhibition opening featuring works by Bernice and Andy Tate that celebrate the authentic African–American Gullah–Geechee heritage. Beach Institute African– American Cultural Center, 502 E. Harris St. Feb. 5 7 p.m. Annual W. W. Law Lecture by John H. Franklin. Following the lecture, guests can view exhibitions presented

by the Savannah College of Art and Design in the Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Feb 6 6:30 p.m. 12th Annual New Beginnings Art Exhibit Opening & Reception. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 West Henry St. 8 p.m. Flight presented by the SSU Players by the Sea. The play by Charlayne Woodard, based on actual slave narratives as well as African and African–American folktales, celebrates the African–American oral tradition. Reservations required for this one–night free performance. (912) 358–3190. SSU, Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium. Feb. 8 WHCJ–FM 90.3 kicks off the 24th National African–Ameri-

can Read–In along with the SSU Department of Liberal Arts, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Savannah Chapter, and the Chatham Association of Retired Educators. Radio Broadcast and streaming from 8 a.m to 5 p.m; readings in schools and community centers arranged by sponsors throughout February. Feb. 9 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Grand Festival Day, Savannah Civic Center. A day–long array of family–oriented activities and a concert by Q Parker, the Manhattans, Dru Hill (concerts begin at 5:30 p.m.) 11 a.m.–2 p.m.: Health Fair in the SCC first–floor lobby. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Sankofa African–American Museum on Wheels, a detailed display of artifacts commencing with the Middle Passage (slavery) highlights African Americans’ inventions. In the SCC Mason Room. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m: A


Feb. 10 5 p.m.: Gospel Concert featuring Dottie Peoples and others with chorus back–up by the SSU Wesleyan and the AASU Gospel Choirs. Temple of Glory Community Church, 1105 Stiles Ave. Feb. 11 6 p.m.: Ogeechee Theater “Celebrating the Connection of Cultures: Latinos, Hispanics, and African–Americans.” Armstrong Atlantic State Unversity. Feb. 12 7 p.m.: Future of Jazz with Huxsie Scott and granddaughters Markeya Relaford & Eyana Thomas; Skyye Williams; Morgan Guerin and others. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Feb. 14 6:30 p.m.: Personal Reflections of W. W. Law: A Renaissance Man Dr. Charles J. Elmore, with personal reflections about the life of the late W. W. Law and his contributions and influences in the arts, African American culture, historic preservation and Civil Rights in Savannah. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Feb. 15 6:35 p.m.: Youth Entertainment Showcase. Savannah Ballroom, King– Frazier Complex, Savannah State University. Feb. 16 2–4 p.m. Commemorating the First Black Heritage Festival, founded in 1988 by W.W. Law. Blues artist Drink Small along with Sheila Ray Charles, daughter of Ray Charles; the Clinton Powell Open Mic and others. King–Tisdell Cottage Museum, 500 block Huntington St. Feb. 17 5 p.m.: “How I Got Over: Stories of Faith, Resistance and Freedom” by storyteller Lillian Grant–Baptiste and the Second African Baptist Church “Inspirational Voices” Choir. Second African Baptist Church, 123 Houston St. Feb 19 10 a.m.: Documentary At the River I Stand. Savannah Technical College, Eckburg Auditorium. 6:30 p.m. Documentary Uneven Fairways. Savannah Technical College, Eckburg Auditorium. Feb. 20 7 p.m.: Freddy Cole Concert. Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull St. Feb. 22 6:30 p.m.: A Colloquy for music and drama students led by actress/ playwright Jewell Robinson is a prelude to the Unforgettable Nat King Cole theatrical production by the National Portrait Gallery. Savannah State University Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium. Feb. 23 7 p.m. Unforgettable Nat King Cole: The Man and His Music, a theatrical tribute produced by the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute. St. John Baptist Church. 522–28 Hartridge St. Feb. 26 6:30 p.m. Documentary Crossing at St. Augustine. Savannah Technical College, Eckburg Auditorium. cs

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Savannah knows Jerome Meadows best as proprietor of Indigo Sky Community Art Gallery on Waters Avenue, and as a prodigous artist in his own right. This year Meadows collaborates with the Telfair Museums’ PULSE Festival on “Blank Page Poetry,” closing out the festival at the Jepson Center and including a bevy of local artists/showpeople/raconteurs, including Connect’s own Jessica Leigh Lebos. We caught up with Meadows last week to ask him about the show. 1. What can people expect to experience at the Blank Page show? The idea of the blank page is literally a large sheet of paper suspended in the air. You’re looking at that rather than at a poet sitting or standing. You’re looking at the projected shadow of the poet standing behind the sheet of paper. So the shadow becomes a visual instigator — you’re able to dismiss the individual and deal more with that person’s energy. Simultaneously, key phrases are projected onto the sheet of paper. It’s a kinetic kind of thing. The final element is the electronic music, all done with a computer or keyboard, all electronically induced. Each poet determines whether the music will be ambient or be equal to their own volume level. 2. Where did you come up with this idea in the first place? It’s an idea I’ve been percolating in my brain for a couple of years. I got interested in spoken word, but frankly sitting through them again and again, they all run together. I thought it might be time for something to be done that would bring a new twist to it, a new way of engaging. Being a visual artist myself, the idea was to come up with something more visually engaging to connect with. 3. How did the collaboration with PULSE come about? For PULSE I typically try to collaborate with Harry (DeLorme, Telfair education director) to have something going on at Indigo Sky as part of PULSE, for community outreach. But since we launched the Blank Page series, we thought maybe if we do that as part of PULSE we could accommodate a crowd larger than I can accommodate at the gallery.

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Otherwise known as KidSyc, Lloyd Harold will perform during the Feb. 3 event

4. The Blank Page concept doesn’t seem very technologically oriented, though. What’s the tie–in to PULSE’s mission? We did raise the question of high technology and how does this tie in. We came to the decision that it would be the last day of the festival, and our charge to the poets was to present work that speaks to the interplay between technological advancement and the human condition. It’s somewhat of a commentary on all the art/technology that people have been hopefully dazzled by! (Laughs) 5. PULSE usually relies on guest artists, but you’re using all local folks, is that right? Yes, these are all local folks, and quite a range of local folks. We sort of bracket everyone with KidSyc on one end and Jane Fishman on the other. With a wide range in between! cs PULSE: Blank Page Poetry When: At 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 Where: Jepson Auditorium, 2 W. York St. Cost: Free

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‘Getting lit’ with Seersucker Live’s February event by Jenny Dunn

There’s no long–winded lingering over your cocktail at a Seersucker Shots reading event. This month’s tagline is “a quick hit of poetry.” The logo features an empty shot glass. And the event’s appeal, says the host, is that it only lasts 45 minutes. “We’re all just having fun,” explains Erika Jo Brown. “We try to keep it lax, tell jokes. Booze is essential.” “It helps tear down that fourth wall of pretentiousness that’s sometimes associated with poetry,” adds co–host B.J. Love. Seersucker Live, Savannah’s literary nonprofit reading series, has been bringing together wordsmiths and book–lovers to sling words and knock back drinks for a couple years now. But Seersucker Shots, the poetry portion of the series, only came onto the scene when Love and Brown swept into Savannah last spring. Their story is almost too precious: they fell in love through writing

each other subtle love poems in class at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. As time went on, the poems became more to the point. “I got tired of disguising her name in the word America,” Love jokes. Love and Brown, both published writers, are now grazing local academic pastures; he as a full–time instructor at Savannah State, she as a writer in the President’s Office at SCAD. Having had a poetry reading series in mind already, when they heard about Seersucker, they pitched the addition of poetry to Seersucker founder Zach Powers. Brown: “I said, Zach Powers, I’m going to steamroll your reading series.” On Friday, Feb. 1, attendees will find themselves cozily crammed among the stacks at the Book Lady to listen to three writers share their poetry. There will be refreshments,

a makeshift cash bar tended by one of the board members and a bit of local live music — saxophone trills, accordion crimes, Casio–tones and maybe even a ukulele. It’s worth noting that Joni Saxon– Giusti — the Book Lady herself — never charges local authors to host events in her space, or consignment fees to stock and sell their books. “She’s a nexus for literary Savannah,” Brown says about the Book Lady. “She does it specifically just to have people in the book store.” “Personally, I just like to come to the show,” Saxon–Giusti says. “One of the many fringe benefits.” This week’s lineup includes poets Heather Christle, Christopher DeWeese and Mark Leidner. Christle won the 2012 Believer Poetry Award for her collections The Difficulty Farm and The Trees The Trees. In 2009–11, she was the Poetry Writing Fellow at Emory, and she now teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. Her husband and fellow reader DeWeese recently published his debut poetry collection, The Black Forest.

Leidner, a native Georgian and UGA alumnus, teaches at the University of Massachusetts. His published works include Beauty Was the Case that They Gave Me, a book of poetry, and The Angel in The Dream of Our Hangover, a collection of aphorisms. To lure award–winning authors to Savannah with no intention of paying them outright isn’t as hard as you’d think. “Naturally, the people we invite are people whose poems we like,” Love admits. “Sometimes we take them to Clary’s for breakfast in the morning and buy them the hopple poppel.” At its core, Seersucker’s a labor of love for the written word. Donations from one event just about cover the costs of peddling eight–dollar bourbon out of a closeted alcove at the next event. Shots never pays anyone to come here to read. “We say the only thing we can promise you is that the book store will be so full that people will be poking their heads in the door and not be able to come in,” says


Meanwhile, the literary community in Savannah is still expanding, solidifying and glomming back onto itself in a big way. Brown and Love say the various lit cliques and hangers–on around Savannah — Spoken Word Festival, DEEP, Peacock Guild, Unchained Tour, Savannah Book Festival — use events like Seersucker Shots as opportunities to network, intermingle to keep on solidifying the lit community. “Everyone’s kind of looking out for each other, ” Love says. “It’s what keeps us interested: the sense of being a part of something bigger. The community, the community building, the community we already have ...” “And we like the parties,” Brown says, interrupting. Like one big, happy, slightly inebriated literary family. CS

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After a decade–long break from the columns and humor novels about South Florida craziness that first made him famous, Dave Barry is back with Insane City, a galloping and hilarious tale about a slacker named Seth, his knucklehead buddies, his liberal activist fiancée Tina, her unbelievably rich CEO dad, a hapless Haitian refugee, and what happens during the lead–up to Seth and Tina’s wedding in Miami. Imagine The Hangover meets Miami Vice and you get the picture. Barry, who’s spent the past few years co–writing the popular young adult Peter and the Starcatchers series, kicks off the Savannah Book Festival on Valentine’s Day evening, Feb. 14, 6 p.m. at the Trustees Theatre. We spoke to him a couple of weeks ago. Insane City must have been so much fun to write. Dave Barry: It was fun! I was worried at first you were going to say it was so much “work.” It’s set in Miami, where I live, and if you live down here you’re

always noticing stuff that if you write books, you’re always saying, “Wow, I could use that in a book, and I could use that in a book.” So yeah, it was fun. I get the distinct impression that some of the more weird scenarios are probably ripped straight from the South Florida headlines. Dave Barry: Totally. The beginning where the groom’s party guys get trapped in South Beach and can’t get out, that’s all based on things that happened here. For one thing, the cabs here are not very good at


Oh, that’s probably old hat. Dave Barry: A routine part of the landscape. I’m sure you planned out what you’d write, but the book has the feel of a big, long, shaggy dog story. Dave Barry: It is kind of a shaggy dog story. Things just keep getting more and more and more complicated for poor old Seth. He’s not really a deep thinker, he’s a slacker, just down there to have a party and get married. None of it is what he expected to have happen. Still, it strikes me that pretty much everyone in the book is essentially a good person. Dave Barry: Well, maybe the two bodyguards aren’t so great. But you’re right, most of the people in the book just have different agendas. I didn’t mean to make Tina, the fiancee, the villain — and I don’t think she is a villain. She just has very strong views and doesn’t like to be contradicted and doesn’t want her wedding day messed up. We’re always told a great story needs a great villain, and you really have no villain in Insane City. Dave Barry: I haven’t really thought about there specifically being no villain. There have to be problems. But you’re right, no one is malevolent. And Miami does become a character in itself almost. I mean, we have a python challenge going on down here now! People are going around to see who can bag the biggest one. When I heard about it I thought you know, if Carl Hiassen wrote this in one of his novels, about the state of Florida fish and wildlife division holding a contest to see who can kill the most invasive Burmese

pythons, I’d say ‘“Nah, that would never really happen.” It’s happening right now! You’re a South Florida historian, tell me: When did the craziness start? How far back does it go? Dave Barry: It’s always been strange. Go back to the days of Prohibition and land booms. Everybody just showed up all at once, built this city, a hurricane knocked it down and they rebuilt it. Half the land was sold illegally, draining the Everglades, so on. Things sort of calmed down in the Arthur Godfrey ‘50s when for awhile Miami was a sleepy Southern town. But it totally exploded in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s when South Florida became a haven for Cuban refugees. Then you had the whole drug thing, the Cocaine Cowboy era in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s when I got down here. The whole South Beach nightlife thing exploded and never went away. People now come here just to party. As I sort of show in the book, you still have refugees showing up on rafts. people coming from all over the country for various reasons, not all of them legal. It’s this roiling stew of people that still simmers and sometimes overflows. Yet Dade County has vast farmland area in the southwest part. Go a little bit farther and you end up in Homestead, and then you’re in the Keys. But you head north and then you’re basically in Long Island. Everyone’s from New York and roots for the Jets. There’s no identity but weirdness. cs Dave Barry @ Savannah Book Festival When & Where: 6 p.m. Feb. 14, Trustees Theatre Cost: Sold Out

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Offering of the Angels: Masterworks from the Uffizi Gallery — Italian Renaissance Masterpieces from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W. York St Rosemarie Fiore: Firework Drawings — A selection of largescale works on paper created using live fireworks and their pigments. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Savannah Black Heritage Festival: Common Connections — Exhibition featuring works by Bernice and Andy Tate that celebrate Gullah-Geechee heritage. Opening reception Sunday, Feb. 3, 3-5pm. Beach Institute AfricanAmerican Cultural Center, 502 E. Harris St. Georgia Kyle Shiver: One Nation Under God — Starland Cafe & Gallery,11 East 41st Street, presents an exhibit by Savannah folk artist and musician. Reception Friday, Feb. 1, 6-9pm. Free. Savannah Black Heritage Festival: New Beginnings — Exhibition is the 12th annual show. Reception: Wed. Feb. 6, 6:30pm. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 West Henry Street. Blick Employee Art Show — This exhibition will represent a piece of artwork from each of the Blick Savannah staff in the Blick Gallery at 318 E. Broughton St. Reception, Thurs. Jan. 31, 6-8pm.

Opening Leveling the Genres and other works by Derek G. Larson — Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., in conjunction with Telfair Museums’ PULSE! Art + Technology Festival. Opens Jan. 23 and runs through Feb. 5. A selection of mixed media and motorized works, video and animated GIFs. Unfamiliar Behavior: Works by Hye Yeon Nam — First solo museum exhibition by Hye Yeon Nam, a digital media artist. Part of PULSE! Art + Technology Festival. Jepson Center, 207 W. York Street. Deborah Auleatha Mueller — Stoneware and raku clay works. Featured artist at Gallery 209 for February. 209 East River Street. www.gallery209savannah.com Tybee Arts Assoc.: Heart Art — Fall in Love with Something Handmade. 13 local artists. Reception: Friday, Feb. 1, 6-9pm. Music by Mitch Hennes Trio. Show continues Sat. Feb. 2, 10am-6pm, and Sun. Feb. 3, 10am - 5pm. Tybee Arts Association, 7 Cedarwood, near Lighthouse.

Submissions Call for Artists: Expressions for Hope Art Show and Auction — Lutheran Services of Georgia

‘Turning Points in Portraiture,’ a Hurn Museum exhibit at the Beach Institute, is extended; this is work by Michael Banks (LSG), a local nonprofit, is hosting Expressions for Hope, an art show and auction, February 28 at LSG’s office, 6555 Abercorn St. Ste. 200. Seeking unframed submissions of any medium. Judging reserved for 5 x 7 submissions. Deadline: February 14. Call or e-mail Katherine McKenzie at 912-704-4829 or kmckenzie@ lsga.org with questions. Call for Submissions: Big Bad Print & Poster Show — Gallery Le Snoot seeking submissions of large format pieces printed on highest quality archival paper. Minimum size 18in x 24in, Maximum size 24in x 48in. Show opens February 22. Deadline to submit: February 14. Email submissions to porkfellowinfo@ gmail.com or drop off a CD at the Cupcake Emporium.

Closing Georgia Landscapes — Black and White photos of Georgia’s natural landscape by Atlanta photographer Michael Turner. Runs through January. Savannah Center for Fine Art, 41 Drayton Street. Grit Pretty — A multimedia group exhibition of seven artists (some local) on themes of southern culture. Show runs through Feb 2. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St I Am the Beloved Community Quilt Exhibition — Art story quilts by Loop It Up Savannah and partners from the West Broad YMCA on exhibit at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Avenue. Journey/Destination: Views of the Tibetan Plateau — Photographs by SCAD architecture professor Hsu-Jen Huang from his 2012 journey across Tibet, visiting more than 20 villages. Show closes Feb. 1. Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd. Free and open to the public. Melissa Schneider — Encaustic photographs by local artist. Gal-

lery 209, 209 East River Street. Open daily. 912-236-4583 or www. gallery209savannah.com. Show ends January 31. Morgan Santander: Experimental Geometric Works — The Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull Street, presents this show by SCAD professor Santander. His influences are the rhythmic patterns of the Flamenco and Northern African music. Runs through January. Second Annual Armstrong National 2-D Competition — An exhibition of this national art competition developed by Armstrong faculty Pang-Chieh Hsu. Show runs through February 1 at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Fine Arts Gallery, 11935 Abercorn Street.

Continuing 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. Tue-Sat 12-5 pm, Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Belo Horizonte Project — Multimedia artist Damian Ortega’s exhibition on this Brazilian city. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Erasures — Paintings and works on paper by Jack Whitten, many on view for the first time. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Everyday Sightings — Photographer Michael W. Ellison and painter Mary Ellen McLaughlin. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. (inside Hospice House). Heaven’s Gate: Exhibition by Odili Donald Odita — Installation celebrates color and light. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Mary Telfair and the Grand Tour — Rarely exhibited works from Mary Telfair’s collection, acquired primarily in Italy during her trav-

Gallery Talk: Fibers in Contemporary Painting — SCAD Senior Curator Melissa Messina. Thursday, January 24, 6-6:30 p.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Classes Setting Up Your Clay Studio — A what, when, why and how session. Includes studio tour. $10 Saturday, Feb. 23,10:00a.m. to noon. Offered by Savannah Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. www.savannahga.gov/arts Raku Firing — The ancient Japanese ceramic firing technique. Personal bisque fired works can be glazed and fired. $10 per firing. Friday, Feb. 15, 1:00pm to 4:00pm. www.savannahga.gov/ arts. Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry Street. A Classical Approach to Drawing and Painting the Figure — Painter and art professor James Langley leads a three day figure workshop. Full workshop: $295. February 14, 6:30 - 9:30pm (painting demo), February 15 & 16, 10:00am-5:00pm. Painting demo can be attended separately for $30 or as part of the full workshop. The Studio School,1319 Bull St. thestudioschoolsavannah.com 912.484.6415 Intro to Lapidary Stone Cutting — Saturday,Feb. 2, 9 am-1 pm. Beginner through experienced. Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Fee: $50 www. savannahga.gov/arts

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The natural inclination is to compare Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter — similar titles, similar punctuation, similar lunge for fan–boy dollars — but that wouldn’t exactly be correct. Don’t quote me on this, but I’m fairly certain the real–life Honest Abe never had to fight bloodsucking fiends — if he did, then Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner did an especially sloppy job researching Lincoln.

On the other hand, the little tykes Hansel and Gretel did indeed slay a witch in the classic fairy tale, so a movie that suggests they elected to continue down this career path makes sense. And while the title may sound silly, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters still looks better as a marquee filler than if someone had decided to make, say, The Three Little Pigs: Wolf Hunters instead. Yet in the long run, this fractured fairy tale hardly seems worth the effort. With producing credits for Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, it’s apparent that this is meant to be as much a comedy as a fantasy flick, and there are some humorous bits up front (plastering “missing child” pictures on milk bottles is especially clever). But the laughs dry up quickly, and all that’s left is a hyperactive action film featuring yet another humorless performance by Jeremy Renner (as Hansel), a village that looks about as authentic as the one created for the equally ill–advised Red Riding Hood, both human and CGI witches who prove to be about as menacing as a sleeping hamster, and anachronistic touches more idiotic than inspired (at one point, our heroes pack a modified machine gun). As Gretel, Gemma Arterton tries to make up for Renner’s somnambulism with a peppy turn (she only half–succeeds), while

Fargo’s Peter Stormare (here playing a loutish sheriff) is always good for a chuckle. Writer–director Tommy Wirkola’s previous credits include the Norwegian Nazi– zombie flick Dead Snow. The bloodletting at least breaks up the monotony of the fight sequences, which are not only repetitive but frequently shot in a jolting manner that suggests cinematographer Michael Bonvillain was experiencing whiplash. The good names of Hansel and Gretel have been dragged through the mud with this project, but no need to fret on their behalf. They’ll have a chance to make amends when another movie charting their exploits is released in February: Hansel & Gretel Get Baked, in which the pair battle a drug–dealing witch who uses marijuana instead of candy to lure kids into her home. Uh ...

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theory was floated that the Oscar season was being conducted right when Murphy’s critically lambasted comedy Norbit had just opened in theaters, and why the hell would Academy members vote for anybody who would make garbage like that? Unlike Murphy, Jessica Chastain probably doesn’t need to worry. Although she’s presently nominated for Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty – and, in this wide–open category, has as good a chance of winning as anybody – her new movie Mama isn’t the sort of cinematic debacle that can cripple careers. if anything, her performance in this unexceptional horror fare will probably only endear her further to voters, since it presents this chameleonic actress in yet another light: Rather than a flighty Southern belle (The Help), a soft–spoken Texas housewife (The Tree of Life) or a driven CIA agent (Zero Dark Thirty), she’s now playing a goth chick, complete with jet–black cropped hair hugging her noggin and a position in a local punk band. Mama begins with a crazed father failing in his attempt to murder his two children before turning the gun on himself (an homage to the opening of Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout?). Instead, the two girls (Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nelisse) spend the next five years living in a cabin in the woods, with only a spectral mother figure to protect them. Once the kids are located, they’re placed in the care of the deceased dad’s brother (Nikolaj Coster–Waldau) and his girlfriend (Chastain). But as the children begin warming up to their surrogate parents, the malevolent Mama responds


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ferret out the murderous al Qaeda head. Stumbling across helpful clues is, as someone notes, like trying to locate that proverbial needle in a haystack, but while other figures come and go over the years for various reasons (Jason Clarke and Jennifer Ehle play the most prominent of these co–workers), Maya is determined to see this through to the end, no matter how much resistance she meets from her superiors in this patriarchal organization. Zero Dark Thirty is such a potent work – a methodical mystery, a political potboiler and a rueful American drama all rolled into one – that it’s unfortunate it’s become embroiled in a scandal which, frankly, it doesn’t deserve. Erroneously denounced as taking a pro–torture stance by politicians trying to cover their own asses as well as by well–meaning but misunderstanding activists, the film actually does nothing of the sort. It instead acknowledges the very real presence of torture on the post–9/11 landscape – had the subject been ignored, the movie would be little more than vile, jingoistic nonsense, made to appease rabid Tea Partiers and naive liberals alike. But in a break from traditional Tinseltown thinking, Bigelow and Boal insist on treating viewers like intelligent, discerning adults, able to absorb complexities and weigh knotty material. It’s a risky gamble on their part, but without it, we wouldn’t have a movie as important – and gratifying – as this one.

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One of the deadliest natural disasters in history, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami obliterated several countries’ coastlines and resulted in over 230,000 deaths. It touched people all over the globe, those who were moved enough to contribute financially (global donations reportedly totaled $14 billion) and those who were affected on a more personal level (Tom Schwerk, one of my best friends from high school, perished while vacationing in Thailand, although his wife and two small sons thankfully survived). There are countless tales to relate from this tragedy, and rather than focus on several in the schlocky manner of a ’70s disaster flick, director Juan Antonio Bayona elected to

center on the ostensibly true–life story of Maria and Henry Belon, a Spanish couple on holiday with their three boys in Thailand when the tsunami hits. Many have already criticized the film for largely ignoring the plight of the locals while focusing on a privileged European family, while others have lambasted it for further Anglicizing the project by casting Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor instead of Spanish actors as the parents. Sidestepping these issues, it’s clear that the problem with The Impossible is that the second half collapses after a powerhouse opening hour. The sequences involving the tsunami are incredible, and genuine tension is maintained as Maria and oldest son Lucas (an excellent Tom Holland), separated from the rest of their brood, desperately try to stay alive amidst all the carnage. Watts is superb as Maria (she recently received the film’s sole Oscar nomination), and it’s a shame her ailing character is largely confined to the sidelines during the less impressive second half, a stretch that culminates with a series of coincidences so laughable, they belong in a vintage screwball comedy instead.

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Is it professional laziness to dismiss Gangster Squad with the simple declaration that it’s nothing more than a dimwitted cross between L.A. Confidential and The Untouchables? Perhaps, but such an action is still nowhere near as lazy as those exhibited by the makers of this lackluster crime meller, which poorly cribs from so many previous movies that the end result suggests Sarah Palin attempting to digest speaking points from Stephen Hawking. Set in 1949 Los Angeles, the picture, which claims to be “based on a true story” but turns out to be as authentic as The Flintstones in Rock Vegas, finds William Parker (Nick Nolte), the city’s controversial chief of police (who didn’t actually obtain the post until a year after the movie’s setting, but never mind), deciding that the best way to stop gangster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) from taking over the entire city is to organize an elite team to work outside the law in an attempt to being him down. The crew hits every demographic for today’s all–embracive audience:

the workaholic team leader (Josh Brolin), the wisecracking heartthrob (Ryan Gosling), the experienced old–timer (Robert Patrick), the soft–spoken Latino (Michael Pena), the switchblade–wielding black cop (Anthony Mackie) and the morally torn egghead (Giovanni Ribisi) who absurdly asks how they’re any better than the mobsters they’re fighting (I’m not sure how bugging Cohen’s living room remotely compares to Cohen having rivals physically torn in half by two cars, but maybe that’s just me). Penn’s Mickey Cohen is as cartoonish as Al Pacino’s Big Boy Caprice in Dick Tracy, Gosling again dazzles his Crazy, Stupid, Love co–star Emma Stone (as Cohen’s moll) with his flexing pecs, and the risible dialogue stings like an ear infection. “Here comes Santy Claus!” bellows Cohen before shooting up everything in sight – a reminder that some movies have no more worth than that proverbial lump of coal.

Django Unchained

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Exciting. Funny. Gratuitous. Inflammatory. Insensitive. Stylish. Stupid. Sophisticated. Grab any adjective out of a hat and chances are it will apply to writer–director Quentin Tarantino’s messy mashup of the Western and the blaxploitation flick, with other conventions tossed into the mix like so much seasoning. Set two years before the start of the Civil War, this stars Jamie Foxx as the title character, a slave who’s rescued by a bounty hunter going by the name Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz, a German who abhors slavery, needs Django’s help in tracking down some ornery varmints; for his part, Django requires Schultz’s aid in rescuing his wife from the sadistic plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Steeped in violence, the movie overcomes its excessive tendencies with a marvelous first half that follows Django and Schultz on the road. It’s when the film reaches Candie’s plantation that it drops off considerably. On balance, though, Django Unchained is fine entertainment, full of memorable characters (Waltz is excellent), great cameos by personalities forgotten by everyone except Tarantino and crackerjack set–pieces. CS

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in a jealous rage, physically assaulting various adults, violently inhabiting their bodies and –– better clutch your seat for this one –– unleashing an army of fluttering, sputtering moths. Guillermo del Toro has a fairly impressive resume as a director (Pan’s Labyrinth, Cronos, etc.), but as an executive producer, he’ll seemingly slap his name on anything short of an Adam Sander comedy. Here, he’s lending his clout to help writer–director Andres Muschietti expand on his own 2008 short of the same name. That three–minute effort, available online, sought only to provide a chill and succeeded; this 100–minute feature dilutes the primal terror with its obvious plotting, thin characterizations and heavy use of CGI. And while the child actresses are quite good, only Chastain makes an impression among the grownups, and that’s more for our willingness to chart her career trajectory than for anything connected to her underdeveloped role. When the most memorable aspect of a movie character is her choice of T–shirts –– for the record, she likes wearing one that plugs The Misfits – it’s proof that everything else, from the psychology to the scares, will similarly remain on the surface.

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Activism & Politics Victorian Neighborhood Association Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7 pm on the first floor of the American Legion Hall, 1108 Bull Street. Open to all residents, property owners, renters, and businesses of the Victorian Neighborhood: Anderson to Gwinnett, ML King Jr. Blvd to East Broad. All who reside or work in the area are welcome and encouraged to attend meetings, meet your neighbors, and become a member of this growing organization. Information: 912233-0352. [011313]

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]

City of Savannah offers Citizens’ Academy

Registration is now open for the next semester

of the City of Savannah Citizens’ Academy –an eight-session program intended to immerse residents into the workings of their City Government. The Academy includes on-site visits, presentations by key City officials, and other hands-on activities. Interested citizens must be willing to commit to attend all of the once-a-week classes, which generally run 6-8 p.m. beginning on February 12 through April 2. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted for the 2013 Academy, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A $5 nonrefundable entrance fee is required. For more information contact the City of Savannah Public Information Office at 651-6410.

Drinking Liberally

An informal, left-leaning group of folks who meet to talk about politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and anything else that pops up. Every first and third Thursday, around 7:30 p.m. at Satisfied, 301 W. Broughton St., upstairs. Come join us! DrinkingLiberally.org [113012]

Public School System Seeks Input in Math Instructional Materials

The Savannah Chatham County School System is reviewing mathematics instructional materials to make recommendations for the upcoming adoption cycle. They are soliciting input from community members, who may review the materials in the first floor hallway of

the SCCPSS Administration Building, 208 Bull Street, Savannah, through February 4. Review forms are available. Information: 912-395-1043.

For more info: visit the Facebook page: Chatham Co. Young Democrats. or call 423-6197712. [010613]

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

Benefits

Savannah Area Young Republicans

Savannah Tea Party Monthly Meetings

First Monday of each month at B&D Burgers, 11108 Abercorn St. Social at 5:30pm. Business Meeting 6:00pm. January meeting is February 4, 2013. 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 912-5987358 or Jeanne Seaver at 912-663-8728 for additional info. [121812]

Veterans for Peace Monthly Meeting

The Savannah chapter of Veterans for Peace meets upstairs at Satisfied, (formerly Loco’s Deli and Grill), 301 Broughton St. at 7p.m. on the last Monday of each month. VFP is a national organization of men and women of all eras, branches of service, and duty stations that works to expose the true costs of war and to support veterans and civilian victims. 303550-1158 for more info. [121612]

Young Democrats

Young Democrats meets every Sunday, 3:304:00pm at The Sentient Bean, 13. East Park Avenue.

A Taste of Hope, Chefs and Chocolates

Urban Hope 2013 fundraiser, March 1, 7:00pm. Tickets: $30.00. Supports inner city youth with our after school and eight week summer program. urbanhopesavannah.org, or call 912349-54750 E. Broad Street.

Art & Oysters, A Benefit for Pin Point Heritage Museum

Saturday, February 2,4:30-6:30 pm. An Oyster Roast, Beer & Wine, Live Music. In attendance will be artist Mary Whyte and Algie Varn, former owner of the Varn & Son oyster and crab factory, now the Pin Point Heritage Museum. Tickets are $100 per person. At the Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave. Reservations: 912-312-4155. www.chsgeorgia.com.

Forsyth Farmers’ Market Seeks Sponsors

Forsyth Farmers’ Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities start at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. www.forsythfarmersmarket.com or email Kristin@forsythfarmersmarket.com for informa-


Call for Entries

Guatemala Connection Latin Evening

Call for Artists to Contribute Artwork

February 1, 6:30 - 9:00pm. Reception, dinner and Latin entertainment to raise funds for Faith in Practice Medical Mission Team and The Christ Child’s Nest Orphanage in Guatemela. For further information and tickets: 912-355-8527 $15 adults, $7 children. Isle of Hope United Methodist Church Social Hall, 412 Parkersburg Road.

Jazz Showdown Benefit for Park Place Outreach

Jazz Pianists Bob Seeley (a boogie woogie pianist) and John Cocuzzi (pianist, vibraphone player and drummer, specializes in blues, jazz, swing and boogie woogie) perform February 8 at the Plantation Club at The Landings on Skidaway Island, 1 Cottonwood Lane. 6:00pm: Cash/ member bar. 7:00pm dinner. 8:30pm: Piano showdown. Silent auction from 6:00-8:15 p.m. Tickets $125. Information/tickets/donations: Marolyn Overton, 912-598-7358 or Dick Miller, 912-598-5049. www.parkplaceyes.org

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 912-344-1278/912-3568280. [072212]

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/specialevents/seacrest-race/ Or see the Facebook page. Registration fees: $35-45

Savannah Children’s Choir Spaghetti Supper

Monday, February 11, 4 - 7pm, a pre-Valentine’s Day Spaghetti Supper benefiting Savannah Children’s Choir. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn Street (at 34th Street). $7. Dinner includes pasta, choice of sauce, bread and salad. Drinks and home-made desserts additional charge. Information: 912-228-4758 or www. savannahchoir.org.

Savannah Philharmonic Afternoon Adagio

An afternoon of high tea, hat fashions, silent auction and light classical music performed by harpist Kristin King and violinist Jadde Nolty, benefiting the Savannah Philharmonic. Saturday, February 9, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the ballroom at The Olde Pink House, 23 Abercorn St. Tickets: $50 for Savannah Philharmonic members; $60 for non-members. Patron tickets available at $150. www.savannahphilharmonic.org or call 912-232-6002. ,

SCAD 14th Annual Scholarship Gala

Saturday, Feb. 2, at Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St. 6:30pm for Preview Party. 7:30pm Gala. The black-tie optional event features a silent auction of more than 100 pieces of original artwork donated by SCAD students, faculty and friends, on display in Poetter Hall. Artwork not sold during the gala will be available for sale online at scad. edu/gala. Tickets: $150 or $250 for the gala and access to the Preview Party, which includes an exclusive buy-it-now option on auction artwork and a catered cocktail reception. To purchase tickets, make a donation or preview auction items, visit scad.edu/gala or call the Gala Hotline at 912-525-5821.

Submit your artwork and benefit Lutheran Services of Georgia (LSG), a local nonprofit, at the “Expressions for Hope,” art show and auction February 28 at LSG’s office, 6555 Abercorn St. Ste. 200, to help support children in foster care and families in need. Join us for the auction and also contribute your artwork for the show. We welcome unframed submissions of any medium, judging reserved for 5 x 7 submissions. Please send your artwork to LSG’s office by February 14. Call or e-mail Katherine McKenzie at 912-704-4829 or kmckenzie@lsga.org with any questions.

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Fast Pitch 2013 Submissions Sought

The Creative Coast Alliance seeks budding entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to potential investors. See fastpitchcompetition.com for details. Deadline February 18, 5:00pm. Information: 912-447-8457.

Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Awards Nominations

Historic Savannah Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2013 HSF Preservation Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations demonstrating excellence in historic preservation. Deadline: Friday, February 15. Winners announced Thursday, May 9. Nomination form and full details on eligibility, submission criteria and key dates available at www.myhsf.org. Information: 912-233-7787 or dmeunier@myHSF.org.

Participants Sought for National Cancer Research Effort

The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3) seeks participants in Savannah to be part of a nationwide cancer research effort surveying up to 500,000 people across the U.S. The survey will occur in the final week of February 2013. Men and women, ages 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed. The two-part study consists of a 30-minute in-person waist measurement and blood test, and an at-home questionnaire. Follow-up surveys will be sent to participants every few years to track changes in health, lifestyle, and other situations. CPS-3 is the third major initiative of this study that began in the 1950s (CPS-I) and began a new phase in 1982 (CPS-II). For more information, visit cps3savannah.com, email kitty.karr@cancer.org, or call 912-355-5196.

Savannah Residents Invited to apply for Boards, Commissions, Authorities

Citizens interested in playing an active role in their local government are encouraged to apply for current openings on several Savannah City Council boards, commissions and authorities. The Clerk of Council accepts applications from Thursday, Jan. 3 until noon on Thursday, Jan. 31. These groups work on behalf of Council on various topics of interest to the community, providing guidance or assisting in making decisions that impact daily life in Savannah. Citizens with a wide range of backgrounds and experience are needed to fill these important roles. Applications can be found on the City’s website, www. savannahga.gov/boards. For more information, contact the Clerk of Council at (912) 651-6442 or email clerkofcouncil@savannahga.gov.

Third Thursdays on Tybee Submissions Now Being Accepted

The Tybee Island Better Hometown Program hosts outdoor musical entertainment in the Main Corridor each year from March through May and from September through November. Submissions are now being accepted from musicians interested in performing. Concerts are held the third Thursdays of the month at from 5:30 - 7:00pm and feature single musicians, duos or trios with minimal technical requirements. Musicians of all ages are invited to submit a sample of their music and a brief bio. Submission deadline: February 6, 5:00pm. All music genres

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are allowed. Material must be family-friendly. Review the “Information for Performers” info at www.cityoftybee.org/BetterHometownProgram. A panel of expert judges will review submissions and begin scheduling the second week of February. Information: 912-472-5071

Classes, Camps & Workshops Clay Classes: Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu

Handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles. Basic glazing and firing techniques. Contact Anita at 912-351-4578 email: sav.claystudio@ gmail.com. [120212]

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]

“Orchid Growing Made So Easy” Offered Feb. 16 at the Bamboo Farm

Instructor Jim Keplinger offers basic orchid information followed by a question-and-answer session and a tour of a greenhouse on the campus of the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens. Learn which light conditions, potting media and fertilizing programs are best for orchids. Saturday, February 16, 10:00am to 12:00 noon. Offered by the Deep South Orchid Society and the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens. Location: the Conference Center at the Bamboo Farm, 2 Canebrake Road. Fee: $12. Prepayment required. Pre-register: 912-921-5460. Call for payment instructions.

Acting Workshops for Youth & Adults, and Headshot Days

First City Films hosts the following acting workshops. Locations will be emailed to class members after registration. Young Actors (Ages 7-14) Saturday, Feb. 2, 1-4pm. Repeats Sunday, March 10, 3-6pm. $75. Early registration $65. Background Actors (Ages 15 & up). Extras: How to be a Repeat, not a Delete. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6-9pm. Repeats Saturday, March 2, 10am1pm. $65. Early registration $50. Beginner Actors: Extras Level 2 (Ages 15 & up). The Acting Business. (Must have taken Background Actors Workshop.) Saturday, March 2, 2-6pm, $75. Early registration $65. Headshot Day. One-look headshot session for beginners, or if you have a new look. Saturday, Jan. 26, 11am-4pm or Sunday, Feb. 17, 11am-4pm. $125. Register at www.firstcityfilms.com.

| Submit your event | email: happenings@connectsavannah.com | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Art Classes and Lessons

Drawing and painting classes and private lessons offered by artist Karen Bradley. Call or email for details. 912-507-7138 or kbillustration@mac.com. [112512]

Art Classes at the Studio School.

Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. Learn more at thestudioschoolsavannah.com or contact Melinda: melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. 912-484-6415. [113012]

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]

Basic Storm Spotter Workshop

A two-hour interactive workshop, preparing individuals to report severe weather including funnel clouds, tornadoes, hail, damaging wind and flooding rainfall. Weather spotters have served as the “eyes” of The National Weather Service for more than 60 years. Wed. Feb. 13 at 2:30pm or 6:00pm, at Bloomingdale Police Department, 6 Adams Street, Bloomingdale. Call Chatham Emergency Management Agency to register: 912-201-4500. Free to attend.

Be a Master Gardener

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Master Gardener Class, to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00AM-12:30PM from January 22nd thru April 4th, 2013 at the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens, and at the Lake Mayer Community Room. The cost is $145.00. For more information call 912-652-7981. UGA’s College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences/Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. website: bamboo.caes.uga.edu

Beading Classes

Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, 6 West State Street. Check the website calendar at perlinabeadshop.com or call 912-441-2656. [010613]

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]

Beekeeping Workshop

The Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association hosts a day-long institute, The FUNdamentals of Beekeeping, on honey bees and the art of hobbyist beekeeping. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Saturday, February 23, 9:00am - 4:00pm. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. Information call 912-395-1509 or visit www.oatlandisland.org.

Beginning Belly Dance Classes

Taught by Happenstance Bellydance at Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. All skill levels and styles welcome. Sundays

3:30-4:30p.m. $15/class. Private instruction available. Carrie Newton 912-704-2940 or happenstancebellydance@gmail.com happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com anahatahealingarts.com

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]

Classical Drawing and Painting Workshop

A Classical Approach to Drawing and Painting the Figurem with James Langley. Feb 14-16 at The Studio School, 1319-B Bull Street. For more information visit: thestudioschoolsavannah.com, email: melindaborysevicz@gmail. com, or call: 912-484-6415.

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]

Continuing Education Courses at Coastal Georgia Center

January courses offered by Georgia Southern’s Division of Continuing Education are: Digital Imaging Basics, Introduction to Computers, Creative Writing 1, Drawing 1, and Photoshop Basics, Math Prep for the SAT, Critical Reading Prep for the SAT, Navigating Windows 8, and iPhone Essentials, Tips and Tricks. All courses are open for registration. Held at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah. Fees, information and registration: ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/cesavannahmenu.html, call the Coastal Georgia Center 644-5967; or email jfogarty@georgiasouthern. edu.

Creative Writing I

An 8-week introductory course to the fundamental techniques of writing fiction and nonfiction forms. Instruction includes research and interviewing techniques, narrative structure

and scenic writing, dialogue, rhythm, pacing and the business of writing. The techniques learned in this class apply to both fiction and nonfiction, and are designed to lead into a more advanced Creative Writing 2 course. Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm, January 14 through March 4. Fee: $200.

Davenport House: House Museum Docent Training Class

A four-week volunteer docent/tour guide training is offered in February by the Isaiah Davenport House Museum,324 E. State Street. Dates and times will be determined by participants. Docents lead tours in the museum and assist with programming for house visitors from around the world. Call Dottie Kraft at 912-2368097 weekdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or email info@ davenporthousemuseum.org

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

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]

Family Law Workshop

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

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

February through June Continuing Ed. Courses in Savannah

Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education Program in Savannah offers new courses from February through June:Social Media for Small Business; Facebook for Beginners; five Microsoft Office Courses (Word 1 & 2, Excel 1 & 2, and PowerPoint); Beginning and Advanced Project Management; Drawing 2, Drawing Studio, Creative Writing 2, Short Story Writing, Beginning Sign Language, and five other Photography Courses (Point and Shoot, Creative Photography, Advanced Creative Photography, Portrait Photography, and Advanced Photoshop), and Essay Writing for the SAT. For more information, including dates, times, and prices, visit ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/ conted/cesavannahmenu.html, call the Coastal Georgia Center 912-644-5967; or email jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu.

Feldenkrais Classes

Tuesdays 10:00am at the Park South complex, 7505 Waters Ave, Bldg B Suite 8, near Waters and Eisenhower. $15 per class, mats provided. Dress for moving comfortably on the floor. Elaine Alexander, GCFP. 912-223-7049 or elaine.alexander@ymail.com, www.feldenkrais. com. [010613]

Feldenkrais Classes www.livelinks.com

Tuesdays 10:00am at the Park South complex, 7505 Waters Ave, Bldg B Suite 8, near Waters and Eisenhower. $15 per class, mats provided.


Mondays & Wednesdays starting Jan. 21st, 6pm at Tribble Park (Largo & Windsor Road). Children welcome. For more info call Robin, 912-921-0667.

Genealogy Course

Live Oak Public Libraries offers a free 8-week course: “Getting Started on Genealogy” with Charles Bourland, beginning Thursday, January 17, 10:00 a.m. at the Southwest Chatham Branch Library next to the Savannah Mall. Information: 912-925-8305, www.liveoakpl.org.

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). 912-897-9559. $20/week. [062812]

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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. 912232-5987 [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

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]

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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]

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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: 912232-4232 x115 or www.savannahpha.com [062812]

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Knitting and Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 West State Street. Find the calendar of events and classes offered by the yarn shop at thefrayedknotsav.com or call 912-233-1240.

Knitting and Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 West State Street. Find the calendar of events and classes offered by the yarn shop at thefrayedknotsav.com or call 912-233-1240.

Knitting Class--Socks

Taste of Knitting: Socks. Learn the basics. Bring one skein of sock-weight yarn, #2 double pointed needles. Offered by Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. Location: Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Sat. Feb. 16, 1-4pm. $25 non-member, $20 member. Info/registration: 518-265-0514.

Knitting Workshop

A Taste of Knitting is an introduction to caston, bind-off, and basic knit and purl stitches. Saturday, Feb. 16, 10am - noon. Offered by the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. $20/nonmembers, $15/members. Held at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Register/information: 518-265-0514

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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]

ARIES

March 21–April 19 *Wageni ni baraka* is a Swahili proverb that means “guests are a blessing.” That’s not always true, of course. Sometimes guests can be a boring inconvenience or a messy burden. But for you in the coming weeks, Aries, I’m guessing the proverb will be 98 percent correct. The souls who come calling are likely to bestow unusually fine benefits. They may provide useful clues or missing links you’ve been searching for. They might inspire you to see things about yourself that you really need to know, and they might even give you shiny new playthings. Open your mind and heart to the unexpected blessings.

TAURUS

April 20–May 20 “I feel my fate in what I cannot fear,” said Theodore Roethke in his poem “The Waking.” I invite you to try out that perspective, Taurus. In other words, learn more about your destiny by doing what makes you feel brave. Head in the direction of adventures that clear your mind of its clutter and mobilize your gutsy brilliance. Put your trust in dreams that inspire you to sweep aside distracting worries.

GEMINI

May 21–June 20 It’s the First Annual Blemish Appreciation Week –– for Geminis only. One of the best ways to observe this holiday is to not just tolerate the flaws and foibles of other people, but to also understand them and forgive them. Another excellent way to celebrate is to do the same for your own flaws and foibles: Applaud them for the interesting trouble they’ve caused and the rousing lessons they’ve taught. I may be joking a little about this, but I’m mostly serious. Be creative and uninhibited as you have fun with the human imperfections that normally drive you crazy.

CANCER

June 21–July 22 When I turn my psychic vision in your direction, I see scenes of heavy rain and rising water, maybe even a flood. I’m pretty sure this has a metaphorical rather than literal significance. It probably means you will be inundated with more feelings than you’ve experienced in a while. Not bad or out–of–control feelings; just deep and enigmatic and brimming with

nuance. How to respond? First, announce to the universe that you will be glad and grateful to accept this deluge. Second, go with the flow, not against it. Third, promise yourself not to come to premature conclusions about the meaning of these feelings; let them evolve.

LEO

July 23–Aug. 22 “I want to know more about you” may be the most potent sentence you can utter in the coming week. If spoken with sincere curiosity, it will awaken dormant synergies. It will disarm people who might otherwise become adversaries. It will make you smarter and work as a magic spell that gives you access to useful information you wouldn’t be able to crack open with any other method. To begin the process of imbuing your subconscious mind with its incantatory power, say “I want to know more about you” aloud ten times right now.

VIRGO

Aug. 23–Sept. 22 My hotel was nice but the neighborhood where it was located seemed sketchy. As I returned to my room after a jaunt to the convenience store, I received inquiries from two colorfully–dressed hookers whose sales pitches were enticingly lyrical. I also passed a lively man who proposed that I purchase some of his top–grade meth, crack, or heroin. I thanked them all for their thoughtful invitations but said I wasn’t in the mood. Then I slipped back into my hotel room to dine on my strawberry smoothie and blueberry muffin as I watched HBO. My experience could have something in common with your immediate future, Virgo. I suspect you may be tempted with offers that seem exotic and adventurous but are not really that good for you. Stick to the healthy basics, please.

LIBRA

Sept. 23–Oct. 22 A West Coast DJ named Shakti Bliss wrote a remarkable status update on her Facebook page. Here’s an edited excerpt: “In the past 24 hours, I did yoga in a bathtub, hauled furniture by myself in the rain, got expert dating advice from an 11–year–old, learned the lindy hop, saw a rainbow over the ocean, had thrift store clothes stolen out of my car by a homeless man, made a magic protection amulet out of a piece of cardboard, was fed quinoa soup by the buffest

50–year–old South African woman I’ve ever met, bowed to a room full of applause, and watched two of my favorite men slow dance together to Josephine Baker singing in French.” I suspect that you Libras will be having days like that in the coming week: packed with poetic adventures. Are you ready to handle more than the usual amount of stimulation and excitement?

SCORPIO

Oct. 23–Nov. 21 Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, called himself a Christian. But he also acknowledged that there weren’t any other Christians like him. He said he belonged to a sect consisting of one person –– himself. While he admired the teachings of Jesus Christ, he had no use for the supernatural aspects of the stories told in the New Testament. So he created his own version of the Bible, using only those parts he agreed with. Now would be an excellent time for you to be inspired by Jefferson’s approach, Scorpio. Is there a set of ideas that appeals to you in some ways but not in others? Tailor it to your own special needs. Make it your own. Become a sect of one.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22–Dec. 21

“Everyone is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day,” said writer Elbert Hubbard. “Wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.” Judging from my personal experience, I’d say that five minutes is a lowball figure. My own daily rate is rarely less than half an hour. But the good news as far as you’re concerned, Sagittarius, is that in the coming weeks you might have many days when you’re not a damn fool for even five seconds. In fact, you may break your all–time records for levels of wild, pure wisdom. Make constructive use of your enhanced intelligence!

CAPRICORN Dec. 22–Jan. 19

“Most humans have an absolute and infinite capacity for taking things for granted,” said Aldous Huxley. If that’s true, Capricorn, it’s important that you NOT act like a normal human in the next few weeks. Taking things for granted would be a laziness you can’t afford to indulge. In fact, I think you should renew your passion for and commitment to all your familiar

pleasures and fundamental supports. Are you fully aware of the everyday miracles that allow you to thrive? Express your appreciation for the sources that nourish you so reliably.

AQUARIUS Jan. 20–Feb. 18

Poet Jacob Nibengenesabe was a member of the Swampy Cree, a First Nation tribe in Canada. He wrote shamanic poems from the point of view of a magical trickster who could change himself into various creatures. In one poem, the shapeshifter talked about how important it is to be definite about what he wanted. “There was a storm once,” he said. “That’s when I wished myself / to be a turtle / but I meant on land! / The one that carries a hard tent / on his back. / I didn’t want to be floating!” By the end of the poem, the shapeshifter concluded, “I’ve got to wish things exactly! / That’s the way it is / from now on.” I hope that will be the way it is from now on for you, too, Aquarius. Visualize your desires in intricate, exact detail. For example, if you want to be a bird for a while, specify what kind.

PISCES

Feb. 19–March 20 As you sleep, you have at least a thousand dreams every year. But if you’re typical, you may recall only a few of them. Doesn’t that bother you? To be so ignorant of the stories your subconscious mind works so hard to craft? To be out of touch with what the Iroquois call “the secret wishes of your soul”? Now is an excellent time to develop a stronger relationship with your dreams, Pisces. It’s high time to explore the deeper strata of your life’s big mysteries.

Open Pottery Studio at Savannah’s Clay Spot

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

Prayer of Jabez Bible Study

Course studies a workbook by Dr. Bruce Wilkenson, describing how each component of Jabez’ cry to God in 1 Chronicles 4:10 is supported throughout scripture. Registration : $45 by February 18. Location: 334 Stephenson Ave., Savannah. Dates: February 21-March 14. Thursdays 6:30pm-8:00pm. Contact: Lydia Stone, rosesonthemove@gmail.com or 912-656-6383.

Professional Development Courses in February

“Beginning Project Management,” “Social Media for Small Business,” and “Microsoft Word 1” These February courses are offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education. Fees and Information: Judy Fogarty, 912-644-5967, or jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu.

Russian Language Classes

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

Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

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

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Sewing Classes

Beginner in Sewing? Starting your Clothing Business? Starting your Clothing Line? Learn to sew. Industry standard sewing courses designed to meet your needs in the garment industry. Open schedule is available. Skirts,pants, jackets, dresses, blouses, vest, alteration classes. www. savsew.com Savannah Sewing Academy, 1917 Bull Street , Savannah http://www.savsew.com/

Sewing Classes at Savannah Sewing Academy

Beginner in Sewing? Starting your Clothing Business? Starting your Clothing Line? Industry Standard Sewing Courses designed to meet your needs in the garment industry. Open schedule is available. Skirts,Pants Jackets, Dresses, Blouses, Vest, Alteration Classes. Held at Savannah Sewing Academy, 1917 Bull Street. Information: www.savsew.com or 912-290-0072. [121312]

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]

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Anitra is currently teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for those interested in improving their vocal range and breathing capacity. Bel Canto


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.

Winter Term Classes for Professional and Personal Development

Beginning Sign Language, Photoshop, Facebook for Beginners, Advanced Project Management, Short Story Writing, Creative Writing, Drawing, and Photography. All courses offered Winter Term in Savannah by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education. Fees and Information: Judy Fogarty, 912-6445967, or jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu.

Yoga for Couples: Toolbox for Labor & Delivery

A two hour class for prospective moms and the person who will be with her during labor and delivery. Learn the stages of labor and delivery and a “toolbox” of hands-on comfort measures from a labor doula, including breathing, massage, positioning, and pressure points. Bring an exercise ball. 1 - 3PM quarterly, on Saturdays at Savannah Yoga Center. First class, Jan 19. Course fee: $100 per couple. Contact: www.douladeliveries.com or call Ann Carroll at (912) 704-7650 or ann@douladeliveries.com. [121312]

You Can Heal Your Life

The life changing program authored by Louise L Hay. This is an intense look into our thoughts and patterns of behavior which create in us stress and dis-ease. Mondays, February 18 through March 25. 6:30pm to 8:00pm. 334 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah. Lydia Stone, Dream Builder Coach at 912-656-6383 or rosesonthemove@gmail.con Registration: $45 per person. Book Available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, HayHouse.com.

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]

Book Lady Bookstore’s Book Club

The Book Lady Book Club’s next meeting is on Wednesday, January 30,7:00pm. This month’s selections:

The Devil’s Highway, and Into the Beautiful North. Both written by Louis Alberto Urrea. Call The Book Lady for location information. 912-233-3628.

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

in Savannah and a little nomadic. Meet twice a month on Thursdays at 5:45pm at the Southwest Public Library, 14097 Abercorn Street. Discussion of exercises, ideas, or already in progress pieces. Free to attend. www.facebook.com/groups/savinkslingers [012013]

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

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]

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]

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

Low Country Turners

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

Energy Healers

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

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]

Ink Slingers Writing Group

A creative writing group for writers of poetry, prose or undefinable creative ventures. Based

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Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Contact (912) 308-6768 for info. No fees. Wanna learn? Come join us! [062912] A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Contact Steve Cook, 912-313-2230. [062912]

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

Peacock Guild-For Writers and Book Lovers

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

Philo Cafe

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

Queen of Spades Card Playing Club

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

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

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

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Information: 912232-7731 [062912]

Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets the first and third 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: Charles Brown Antiques & Fine Silver,14 W. Jones Street. All are welcome, including beginners and nonpublished writers, fiction and non-fiction. No charge. Contact: Alice Vantrease (alicevantrease@live.com) or 912-308-3208. [010613]

Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets the first and third 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: Charles Brown Antiques & Fine Silver,14 W. Jones Street. All are welcome, including beginners and nonpublished writers, fiction and non-fiction. No charge. Contact: Alice Vantrease (alicevantrease@live.com) or 912-308-3208. [010613]

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]

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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

Savannah Fencing Club

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

Savannah Go Green

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

Savannah Jaycees

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

Savannah Kennel Club

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

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

Savannah Newcomers Club

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 Parrot Head Club

The non-profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is taking applications for membership. Workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community

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Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program. The club hosts activities, tours and events to assist in learning about Savannah and making new friends. www.savannahnewcomers.com [062912] Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out savannahphc.com for the events calendar or e-mail: savannahphc@ yahoo.com [112512]

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*1111 E. 32nd: 2BR/1BA $600 *1316 e. 33rd: 3BR/1BA $775 *1116 NE. 36th: 3BR/2BA + den $850 Several Rental & Rent-to-Own Properties Guaranteed Financing. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829 1218 E. 69TH STREET: 5B/R, 3B/A, A bargain for space, large house, fenced yard. No pets. $1100/month. 912-272-2330

4 COLUMBUS DRIVE: Ardsley Park area.2BR, bath, dining area, LR, kitchen w/all new appliances, CH&A, all utilities included. Students Welcome. $750/month, $400/deposit. 912-234-0702 820 TIBET: 3BR, 2½BA townhome. Separate LR, laundry room, central heat/air, private patio & utility room. $950/per month. Call 912-596-7551 Call 912-721-4350 and Place Your Classified Ad Today!

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912-713-7957 or 912-354-5374 221 W. 73RD: Central heat/air 2BR brick duplex, new renovation, refrigerator/stove, large yard $600/month. 233 W.73RD: Central heat/air. 2BR Duplex, large yard, refrigerator/stove $550/month. 235 W. 73RD: Central heat/air 2BR duplex, large yard,, refrigerator/stove, large remote control window heat/air unit. $500/month. SECTION 8 WELCOME

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ARDSLEY PARK: Spacious, cute 1BR Apt. with balcony. $235/week, $235/deposit includes utilities and laundry facility. No smoking, No pets. 912-236-1952

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2250 Utah St. 3BR/1BA, LR, Kitchen/Dining, w/Refrigerator & Gas stove, gas water heater, gas heat, W/D hook-ups, CH&A. Fenced backyard. $725/rent,$675/deposit. 1412 E 56th St. 3BR/1BA, Hardwood floors, LR, Kitchen/Dining w/Fridge & Gas Stove, W/D connections, CH&A, Fenced backyard, Carport & Extra Storage $895/rent, $850/deposit. 2138 Florida Ave. 2BR/1BA, LR, DR, CH&A, Kitchen with Range & Refrigerator, W/D hook-ups, Detached Garage/Work Shop. $725/Rent, $675/Deposit. Section 8 Accepted

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2 & 3BR APARTMENTS WON’T LAST LONG! Westlake Avenue: Starting at $500 & up. Heat/air, washer/dryer connections. Call 912-656-5004 302 TREAT AVE.-East Savannah. 3BR/1BA, CH&A, total electric $725/month, $725/deposit. 513 WEST 63RD: 4BR/1BA $725/month, $725/deposit. Section 8 Accepted. 912-844-2344

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BNET MANAGEMENT INC. JANUARY $200 MOVE-IN SPECIAL MORE HOUSES LIST http://savannah.craigslist. org/apa/3324939835.html Eastside - 3BR/1BA 2031 New Mexico Drive: off Pennsylvania $825/mo. Westside 718 W.38th Street: 3BR/2BA, $675/month 801 W.39th Street: 3BR/1BA, $685/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.

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CARVER HEIGHTS: For Rent/OptionElliott Street off Gwinnett. Newly renovated 3BR/2BA, small den. LR, DR, eat-in kitchen, larger rooms, total electric, heat/air, laminate throughout, laundry room, fenced backyard. $650. Call 912-224-4167

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3BR, 1.5BA. Large kitchen, LR/DR combo, gas & electric, carport. Available March 1st. $900/month, $500 deposit. Section 8 Welcome. Call only between 4pm-7pm, 912-695-2239.

Eastside: 2118 New Mexico Off Pennsylvania, 3BR/1BA, LR, eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, fully furnished, laundry room, carport, fenced yard. Outside pet ok w/deposit. $775/mo. if paid by 1st, $750/dep. Available Now. Call 912-352-8251

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2 BD, 1 BATH APTS. Clean, Quiet. Near busline. Lights, water included. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. $200/wk. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909

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•825 Jamestown Rd: Nice 3BR/2BA home located in quiet Jamestown Subd. featuring family room w/fireplace & large backyard. •Investor’s Special! 1815 Mills B Lane:2BR/1BA home, Liberty City area. A little TLC is all you need to make this an excellent investment property. Call Lester @ 912-313-8261 or Deloris 912-272-3926

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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 -- Newly RENOVATED Condo on Whitemarsh IslandMercer Point Condos 2BR, 2 full baths. Screened-in Porch. GROUND Floor. Gated Community. Pool. Fitness Center. Tennis Court. Preferably no pets. $1,050/month. Call Candace 912-660-3870 FULL APTS. (1BR, LR, kitchen, bath) Paid Weekly, Furnished, Quiet area, on busline. Utilities included. $150-$200/week. $100/deposit. 821 Amaranth. 1715 DUNN ST. 3BR/2BA, CH/A, total electric $800/month. 912-441-5468

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FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln Street. $165/week plus deposit. Includes microwave, refrigerator, central heat & air & utilities! Call 912.231.0240

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Mobile Home lots for rent. First month rent free! Wooden deck, curbside garbage collection twice weekly, swimming pool and playground included. Cable TV available. Happenings: All the info about clubs, groups and events. Only at www.connectsavannah.com

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3BR/2BA, 1-car garage. 114 Peachtree Drive (Sav’h;31419) $950/month, 1 month security. No Section 8. 770-365-7419 or 912-376-0823

HOUSES 4 Bedrooms 623 Windsor Rd $1200 3 Bedrooms 101 Brianna Cir $1100 15 Vineyard Dr. $1000 412 Sharondale Rd. $925 16 Wilshire Blvd. $895 332 Mapmaker Ln. $895 214 Forest Ridge Dr. $825 2 Soling Ave $875 2214 E.43rd St. $825 1906 E.58th St. $750 POOLER: 1254 Robert’s Way $895 2 Bedrooms 18 Chippewa $725 1203 Ohio Ave. $700 CONDOS 2 Bedroom Condo GEORGETOWN 40 Sand Dollar $795 PORT WENTWORTH 59-D Bearing Cir. $795 SOUTHSIDE Windsor Crossing $650 APARTMENTS 3 Bedrooms 123 Harmon Creek $795 2 Bedrooms 1107 E.57th St. $600 One Bedroom 110 E. Gaston $895 740 E.45th St. $745 FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038

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897-1984, 8am-7pm EASTSIDE **430 Lawton Ave: 5BR/2BA 2-story house $950 **430A Lawton: 3BR/2BA, 2-story apt.$700 **1912 Cowan Ave: 3BR/2BA house $800 **1926 & 1930 Fenwick: 3BR/1BA Duplexes $600 **1934 Fenwick: 2 Duplexes $550. *All above have carpet, kitchen appliances furnished, A/C/heat, washer/dryer hookup, fenced yard. References, application. One-year lease minimum. Deposit same as rent. None total electric, No smoking, pets negotiable.

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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 QUAIL RUN CONDO 2BR/2BA w/loft, $750 + deposit. JASMINE AVE. 2BR, fenced yard. No pets. $550 + deposit.

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Immaculate 3BR/2.5BA, 2-story Townhome w/single car garage, fenced-in private back patio area. No pets or Section 8 please. $950/month plus $950/deposit. 912-713-2158

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Clean 4BR house in Lorwood 3 Rooms available. $450/each room per month. Students preferred, working class preferred. 912-441-1874

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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 SMALL 1 BEDROOM, LR, bath, Garage apt. on Mississippi. Furnished kitchen. off-street parking. $395/mo. $225/security deposit. Jim, 912-398-6211

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

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HUGE 1 BR available immediately. $615-$675 month. $25 app. fee and $150 deposit! These special rates good only through Jan. 31st. Call 912-925-0374 or come by 9111 White Bluff Rd. TODAY for a tour of your NEW HOME! OAK FOREST APARTMENT 2BR/1BA, Downstairs, total electric, downstairs. $535/rent, $535/deposit. GEORGETOWN CONDO Hunter’s Pointe, 2BR/2BA, All appliances included. $800/Rent, $900/deposit CONTACT 927-4383 for more information.

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SPECIAL! 1812 N. Avalon Dr. 2BR/1.5BA $675/mo, $500/dep. SPECIAL! 1303 E.66th: 2BR/2 Bath, W/D connection, near Memorial Hosp. $725/month, $500/dep 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 *TEMPLE STREET, off Staley Avenue, by Fairgrounds, 3BR/2BA, den, LR, kitchen, heat/air, total electric, laminate, laundry room $650. 912-224-4167 WATERFRONT CONDO Fabulous Thunderbolt Harbour Condo. 2 or 3BR, all electric, bookcases, fireplace,pool, boat slip, intercoastal waterway, kitchen furnished, 2-car garage. Reduced $1600. 912-661-4814

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2BR Duplex near May Howard School. Most pets OK. $725 per month. Call 912-663-9941 or 828-733-9668 WILMINGTON ISLAND: Johnny Mercer duplex, 2BR/1BA, LR, dining area, kitchen, newly renovated $825/month. 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164

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Available Now! 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 rooms for rent 895

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

AVAILABLE ROOMS: CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, ceiling fans. $115-$145 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065

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

FURNISHED APTS. $165/WK.

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

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2001 BUICK LaSabre 60K, Asking $ 6500 ( Garaged) 912-713-1775 CHEVROLET Blazer, 1997Automatic, low miles, extra clean, A/C, runs great. $2,950 OBO. 912-441-2150 CHEVROLET Monte Carlo Z34, 1996- Automatic, low miles, loaded, extra clean. $2,950 OBO. 912-441-2150 CHEVY $ 7,900 Malibu Sedan 2001 40,000K Mint Condition Old Lady’s Car. 912-354-3607 CLASSIC $ 2,500 Oldsmobile’ 98 1991, Mint Condition. Must See to Appreciate

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

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Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, 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, 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. ROOM FOR RENT with private bath ($1200) Share this immaculate town house on the park. UTILITIES INCLUDED (month to month). Parking in back lot or on street. Private elevator. Amazing rooftop, front yard is Forsyth Park.Walk to Downtown bars, shops and restaurants. This is for ONE person!! MUST be very clean, responsible and drug free. Available Feb. 1. NO PETS! NO SMOKING! Serious inquiries only! Call 310-628-2662 ROOMMATES WANTED VERY CLEAN. Stove, refrigerator, cable, washer/dryer included. On bus line. Starting at $125/week. Call 912-961-2842

ROOMMATE WANTED: Ardsley Park area. $500 plus partial utilities. Call Beverly, 912-398-4301

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

FORD Focus, 2005- 4 door hatchback. 108K miles. Excellent condition. Grey. $5490. 912-308-6431 Beachway Auto

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Black with real tan leather interior, cold A/C, engine runs good. Needs transmission work. $4,500 OBO. Call 912-898-8133 MERCURY Villager, 2002Automatic, loaded, very clean, A/C. $2,850 OBO. Call 912-441-2150 MITSUBISHI GALANT, 2012- $ 22,000 12k miles, perfect conditior, Black interior, Black exterior. 1 Owner. 912-220-1244/ 231-0520 TOYOTA Avalon, 2004-Excellent condition. Loaded, new tires, sunroof, CD player, power seats, dual AC/heat, cruise control,side airbags, 92,800 miles,light beige, leather interior. $9500. 912-355-8962 SUVS 930

FORD Expedition, 2000- White, excellent condition. 138,700 miles, new battery and set of tires, sound system w/10 CD changer.$4,500. 912-232-7564 FORD Explorer XLT, 2005- Leather, new tires, towing pkg., very good condition. Asking $7,000 OBO. Call 912-667-4326

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