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Thursday Living History Tours: A Visit from Lafayette

An encore of the living history program telling the story of Revolutionary War hero Lafayette’s visit to Savannah in 1825. Reservations encouraged. Nightly 6-7pm and 7-8pm. When: March 7-9 Where: Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. Cost: $15 Telfair members. $20 non Info: 912-790-8880. What:

The One Hundred Presents: Jazz Pianist Bob James Goes Solo

What: Legendary jazz pianist Bob James playing solo to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Reception and cash bar 5:30 p.m. Concert 6 p.m. When: Thu. March 7 Where: Morris Center, 10 E Broad St. Cost: $100 Info: 912-598-7216.

Savannah Stopover Opening Night: The Last Bison & Ben Sollee

What: Rising stars The Last Bison

open for “the world’s best loved cello wielding sensation Ben Sollee.” Band Poster Reception featuring over 40 posters by local artists and students. When: Thu. March 7, 6-9 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Museum Garden, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd , Cost: $20. Free for Pass holders. Info:

Savannah Stopover: Chelsea Light Moving, Featuring Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth

What: Merchandise kicks off the eve-

ning as they open for Chelsea Light Moving, which features Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. Presented By: Connect Savannah When: Thu. March 7, 8:30 p.m. Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 3 West Liberty St. Cost: Festival Pass. Info:


2:30pm-3pm. When: Fri. March 8, Sat. March 9 Where: Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St., Cost: Free. Donations accepted.

26th Annual Sebastian Dangerfield Talk

What: Frank Clancy’s annual talk on Irish culture. This year’s topic: the life and work of William Butler Yeats. When: Fri. March 8, noon Where: AASU Jenkins Hall, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:


Greening of the Fountain

2013 Statesboro Music Festival

adding green coloring to downtown fountains. When: Fri. March 8, noon Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

What: Perpetual Groove headlines

this three-day festival of all genres of music, local merchants, and activities for all ages. BBQ Cook Off. When: March 8-10 Where: Statesboro Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds, Statesboro Cost: $10 Day, $20 Weekend, Kids under 12 FREE Info:

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Organ Works begins

What: Christopher Jacobson performs the complete organ works of J. S. Bach on two consecutive days. 257 pieces ranging in length from thirty seconds to twenty minutes. listeners may enter and leave as they wish. Fri. and Sat. 10am-9pm. Break daily,

What: The Savannah tradition of

Old Fort Jackson Family Campover 2013

Parents and children will learn what is like to be soldiers at Old Fort Jackson and spend the night inside the 204 year old fort. Mar 8-9, 6pm. When: Fri. March 8, 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Sat. March 9 Where: Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Cost: $45 Gen. Adm. $40 Coastal Heritage members Info: What:

What: Savannah Children’s Choir concert and awards ceremony for individuals or groups in Savannah who are making a difference in the lives of children. Reception after the awards features The Train Wrecks. When: Fri. March 8, 7-9 p.m. Where: American Legion, Post #135 Lounge, 1108 Bull St Cost: $75 Info:

Savannah Stopover Free Concert: of Montreal with Royal Canoe

What: Athens rock band makes their long-awaited Savannah debut. Royal Canoe opens. When: Fri. March 8, 7 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Bandshell, Drayton Street at Gwinnett Street Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Theater: Shadowlands opens

What: Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents the love story of American divorcee Joy Davidman Gresham and British theologian and confirmed bachelor C.S. Lewis in the Tony Award-winning play. When: Fri. March 8, 8 p.m., Sat. March 9, 8 p.m., Sun. March 10, 3 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $15/$12 Info: 912-232-0018.



Comedy: Jerry Seinfeld

Girl Scout Week at the Juliette Low Birthplace

What: The man who made “TV about nothing” famous returns to Savannah with a night of stand up. When: Thu. March 7, 7 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theater at Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $47.50 - $77.50 Info:

What: To celebrate 101 years of Girl Scouting (founded March 12, 1912) tour the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace to learn about this famous American woman and the movement she started in Savannah. Girl Scout cookies served. When: Sat. March 9, Sun. March 10, Mon. March 11, Tue. March 12 Where: Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Cost: $8 adults; $7 children Info: 912-233-4501.

Lecture and Book Signing: Sallie Ann Robinson

What: Daufuskie Islander, author and chef Robinson writes and speaks about native Gullah cuisine & culture. When: Thu. March 7, 7 p.m. Where: Richmond Hill Museum , 11460 Ford Ave , Richmond Hill

One Small Voice: Concert and Award Celebration

Florida hard rockers Shinedown play the Martin Luther King Jr. Arena (in the Savannah Civic Center) Tuesday, March 12 with Three Days Grace.

What: Annual mens’ and women’s rugby tournament that hosts 75 teams from around the U.S. plus England, Ireland, and Canada. When: Sat. March 9, Sun. March 10 Where: Daffin Park, South Side Cost: Free to watch. Info:

Women’s History Month at Fort Pulaski: Women in the Civil War

What: 11am and 12pm cannon firings

by female park staff and volunteers, honoring Union and Confederate women soldiers who disguised themselves as men. 1:00pm Presentation: Victorian Secrets: Civil War Ladies Undergarments. 2 pm. Civil War Ladies Fashion Show. When: Sat. March 9 Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80 Cost: $5 Park Admission. Info:

Arts & Crafts at Historic Ebenezer

What: Glimpse into the history and lives of Ebenezer’s early settlers. Demonstrationss, tours, sale of crafts and art, food, kids activities.

When: Sat. March 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Jerusalem Lutheran Church,

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Forsyth Farmers Market

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Natural Resource Discovery Day

Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: What: Special event today--Bring it Home-Spring Fever! 9am-11am. Market until 1pm. Rain or shine. When: Sat. March 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Landings Landlovers Flea Market

What: Annual flea market. Cash only. When: Sat. March 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Messiah Lutheran Church, 1

West Ridge Road, Skidaway Island

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Birthday Party for Habitat ReStore

What: Third anniversary of Habitat

for Humanity Savannah’s home improvement store for salvaged and new home accessories, building materials, and appliances. Children’s clinic, prizes, refreshments, 30% discount. When: Sat. March 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

What: Family oriented day to learn about bird banding, fire equipment, target shooting gun or bow, water management and endangered species protection. When: Sat. March 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Savannah NWR, Laurel Hill Wildlife Dr off S.C. 170 Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 843-784-9911. savannah

Tara Feis

What: 22nd annual Irish celebration with headlining musical act Runa. Also appearing: Harry O’Donoghue, Carroll Settle & Tom O’Carroll, author Debbie O’ Carroll, the puppets of Conrad Hartz, and Irish dancing. When: Sat. March 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Emmet Park, East end Bay St Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Tybee Island 11th Annual Irish Heritage Celebration Parade

What: It’s St. Patrick’s Day done Tybee Island style. A family friendly parade with floats, marchers, and bands. When: Sat. March 9, 3 p.m. Where: Butler Ave., Highway 80 Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Youth Futures Authority 25th Anniversary Gala

What: Keynote speaker is Doug Nelson, former President/CEO of Annie E. Casey Foundation and creator of Casey’s New Futures grant6pm Reception. 7pm Dinner and dancing. When: Sat. March 9, 6 p.m. Where: Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 General McIntosh Blvd, Cost: $55. Tables of ten: $500. Info: 912-352-7054.

Dolphins and Desserts

What: The Dolphin Project volunteers present desserts, beverages and an informative program by Cheryl Bonnes, NOAA’s Marine Mammal Education Coordinator, on bottlenose dolphins in our coastal waters. Reservations encouraged. When: Sat. March 9, 7 p.m.

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What: Dance to ‘The Glow in the Dark

String Band’ as Joyce Murlless and Bob Beattie teach and call dances. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Dance lesson at 7:15. Hosted by Sav Folk Music Society. When: Sat. March 9, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Notre Dame Academy Gym, 1709 Bull St. (at 33rd Street) , Cost: $8/general. $6/students. Info:

Chamber Concert No. 4 violin meets Piano Sunday, March 10, 2013 Telfair Museums, Telfair Academy 5pm Tickets $15

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Savannah Stopover: Spotlight on Georgia Showcase

What: Athens-based garage rockers The Whigs headline this lineup of Georgia bands. Whaleboat opens, followed by Ponderosa. Presented by Green Truck Pub with Connect Savannah. When: Sat. March 9, 7:30 p.m. Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 3 E. Liberty St. Cost: Festival pass. Info:

Savannah Stopover:Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap & Dance Off

What: Jonathan Toubin spins rare soul 45s and culminates the evening with a multi-round dance-off limited to 50 people. When: Sat. March 9, 11 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Cost: Festival pass. Info:


Sunday Celtic Cross Wreath Laying Ceremony

What: A St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee Event. Mass at 11:30am at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, followed by a processional of Irish families to Emmet Park for 1:00pm Wreath Laying Ceremony. When: Sun. March 10 Where: Emmet Park, Bay Street near Abercorn Street, Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: www.savannahsaintpatricksday. com/

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Lecture and Book Signing: Bruce Feiler

What: Savannah native, NY Times columnist and bestselling author Bruce Feiler discusses and reads from his new book The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play & Much More. Light breakfast will be served. Book signing follows. When: Sun. March 10, 10 a.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St

Free for JEA members. Books avail. for purch. Info: 912-355-8111. What: The instrumentalists of the Goliards offer a program of dance music featuring over thirty pieces from the 14th and 15th centuries. Includes two danses macabres from the era of the Black Death. Instruments: Gothic bray and Celtic harps, vielles (medieval fiddles), sinfonye (medieval hurdy gurdy), positive organ and percussion instruments. When: Sun. March 10, 3 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Abercorn Street at 34th Cost: $10.00 Info: 912-495-9081.

Savannah Philharmonic: Chamber Concert No. 4, Violin Meets Harp

What: A program of romantic music pairing the violin with harp. Musical highlights include Saint-Saens’ The Swan, various tangos by Piazzolla, Debussy’s The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, and an arrangement from the opera Carmen. When: Sun. March 10, 5 p.m. Where: Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. Cost: $15 Info: 912-232-6002.


Tuesday Concert: Three Days Grace and Shine Down

What: Gold and platinum recording artists Shinedown (sixteen #1 singles) and Three Days Grace, fronting their new #1 album Transit of Venus. With special guest P.O.D. When: Tue. March 12, 7 p.m. Where: M.L. King, Jr. Arena at Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $40.50 & $25 Info:

Music: Matchbox Twenty

What: Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook and Brian Yale on tour for North, their first new record in a decade. When: Tue. March 12, 7:30 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theater at Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Cost: $74.50; $49.50; $39.50 Info:

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@ Jerry Seinfeld. March 7. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Bob James. March 7. Morris Center. @ Chelsea Light Moving. March 7. Knights of Columbus Hall (Stopover concert). @ of Montreal. March 8. Forsyth Park (Stopover concert). @ Ducktails/PUJOL. March 8. Knights of Columbus (Stopover concert). @ Tybee Mardi Gras. March 9. @ Tara Feis. March 9. Emmett Park. @ The Whigs. March 9. Knights of Columbus (Stopover concert). @ 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. @ 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). @ Old Crow Medicine Show. March 22. Johnny Mercer Theatre (SMF). @ Tybee Arts Association: Til Beth Do Us Part. Mach 22-April 7. @ Ahmad Jamal. March 23. Trustees Theater (SMF). @ Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance. March 23. Lucas Theatre (SMF). @ Dr. John. March 27. Lucas Theatre (SMF). @ The Wailers. March 29. Trustees Theater (SMF). @ Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell, Richard Thompson. April 3. Johnny Mercer Theatre (SMF). @ Joy Kills Sorrow. Morris Center (SMF). @ Tedeschi Trucks Band. April 4. Johnny Mercer Theatre (SMF). @ Tybee Wine Festival. April 10-14. @ Bill Maher. April 7. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Phillip Phillips. April 7. AASU. @ Spring Awakening. AASU Masquers. April 11–21. CS @ Reefer Madness. Bay Street Theatre. April 19–28. @ Savannah Record Fair. April 20 & 21. May Poetter Gallery. @ Chris Tucker. April 20. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Celtic Woman. May 3. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Cirque du Soleil: Quidam. May 7-9. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ The Collective Face: Pride & Prejudice. May 10–25. Muse Arts Warehouse. @ Blue Man Group. May 13 and 14. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ Darius Rucker. May 17. Johnny Mercer Theatre. @ SCAD theater: Urinetown The Musical. May 23–26. Lucas Theatre. CS


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With that said, I wanted to let you know that I found your most recent editorial “Text Alert,” about texting while driving to be problematic and troubling. Being a new dad (my wife and I have an eighteen month old daughter and a baby boy due in two months), the news of the tragic accident last week on I–516 struck home and has proven to be the kind of reminder that many of us, unfortunately, need from time to time: life is precious and transient and can be taken away in an instant. With that said, I felt that the connection you made between the accident and its possible

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Runa headlines Savannah’s 22nd annual Tara Feis — a family–oriented Irish celebration, with a second stage for children’s entertainment — March 9 in Emmett Park. “One of the things that I really like to do as a performer is focus on the entire performance,” Lambert–Ryan explains. “It’s not just the sound. It’s not just about the visual. It’s about both of them combined, and the overall experience that the audience is receiving and sharing in.” Storytelling is a major component of Irish and Scottish music — that’s where a solid sense of history comes in handy. “If you watch the band, everybody is very physically involved in what they’re doing, too. It’s not just ‘OK, we’re sitting down and we’re playing music. The audience can listen, and that’s all.’ It’s about the entire performance, and it’s a very different experience — hopefully — when that happens.” A Runa show, which also includes fiddle, bodhran, mandolin, pipes, flute and whistle, is extremely audience–interactive. There’s lot of step– dancing and singing along involved. Lambert–Ryan and her husband, guitarist Fionan de Barra, formed the group after years of working — individually and together — with a varied roster of Irish performers, including Riverdance and Clannad’s Moya Brennan (in his case) and the Guy Mendilow Band (in hers). Last year, she was nominated as Best Female Vocalist by the Irish Music Awards. Lambert–Ryan’s other credits include the world premiere of Il Sogno di una Notte di Mezza Estate (Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) with the International Opera Theatre Company, and small (very small) roles in films including The Village (she was billed as “Sweeping Girl Who Picks the Red Flower”) and Bereavement (as “Body in Freezer”). She’s always been a shelagh–of–all– trades. “I started out as a stepdancer when I was much younger,” she says. “And through school, all the way through college, I was doing a lot of

theater. I’ve always performed classical music, but it was usually a part of choirs and things like that. In college I really started to focus on classical performance.” All roads led, ultimately, to the folk music of the Emerald Isles. “Several of the a capella groups I was in did some different folk stuff, but I’d always been around folk music,” Lambert–Ryan adds. “Both of my parents were cloggers as well, so it was in the blood, so to speak, for quite some time.” As if that wasn’t enough, Lambert– Ryan is also Runa’s full–time manager. With the exception of the concert– booking (there’s a bigshot agent for that), the group’s frontwoman is also the group’s boss of all business. “It’s such a hard job,” she says, "but it keeps in perspective how lucky we are to get to do this for a living. And how special the musical side of things is. Our time playing up on stage, that is our play time. “Because we would do that in our own homes. That’s the icing on the cake.” CS Tara Feis Where: Emmett Park, eastern edge of Bay Street When: 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, March 9 Admission: Free Mainstage schedule 11 a.m.: Opening Ceremony 11:20: Savannah Pipes and Drums 11:30 Glor na Daire Irish Dance School 12:15 p.m.: Harry O’Donoghue 1:15 p.m.: Runa 2:30 p.m.: Irish Dancers of Savannah 2:45: Runa meet & greet/autograph session 3:20 p.m.: Tom O’Carroll, Colleen Settle,Harry O’Donoghue 4 p.m.: Runa

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A few weeks back, at the behest of the Savannah–Chatham Metro Police Department, workers from Georgia Power removed almost 200 pairs of shoes from power lines in midtown. Something about this act of cleanliness smelled a little weird, in more ways than the collective funk of that many used sneakers. Since when does fighting crime involve neighborhood housekeeping? Last week Connect contributor Tina A. Brown wrote “Gunning for the Gunners,” a riveting piece about the hard–hitting strategies the police and city have adopted to get more bad guys off the street, and there was nothing in there about taking away their Chuck Taylors. (Actually, maybe it should be included in there with Project Ceasefire and more federal funding. Kinda hard to run from the cops in wet socks, right?) The SMCPD press release relayed that Tatemville residents were “unnerved” by the dangling footwear because it marks territory for drug dealers, gangs and other unsavory characters. Some had complained that the shoes were exacerbating the negative image of their community, already tainted by the shootings at the nearby Coastal Empire Fairground last fall. District 5 Alderwoman Estella Shabazz remarked at the Feb. 21 City Council meeting that removing the shoes “is putting notice” to gangsters that criminal activity will not be tolerated. While errant pairs of Nikes aren’t as unsightly as dilapidated buildings and obscene graffiti, it’s understandable how a bunch of them clustered together, swaying in the breeze, can be considered blight, especially if their previous wearers suffered from foot fungus. However, who thinks it’s

that easy to figure out where thugs hawk drugs? If certain gang bangers and druggies are still relying on shoelaces to communicate when you can purchase anything from heroin to rocket launchers from a Twitter account, these fools probably aren’t the criminals we need to worry about. Any fan of the 1995 IceCube/Chris Tucker stoner classic Friday knows that it’s a joke to interpret shoes on a wire as a secret neon sign advertising “drugs sold here.” Straight Dope columnist Cecil Adams debunked it as a practice way back in 1996, finding no evidence to support the claims that it was a “crackhead calling card.” It’s just one of those persistent and ever–entertaining urban myths, along with chupacabras and the hapless backpackers who wake up in Jakarta missing a kidney. There are other versions, likely inspired by wishful thinking on the part of some joneser looking for a fix.

When I was a college student in Tucson, rumor was that you could score weed from any house with a bundle of Indian corn stalks hanging from the porch. This was news to my elderly neighbor, a retired schoolteacher with a predilection for Martha Stewart projects. She switched to knitting tea cozies after some hippies accidentally set fire to her lawn furniture. I went to the SCMPD’s Central Precinct on Bull Street to ask Capt. DeVonn Adams how the misplaced shoe myth came to be part of his officers’ beat and found the explanation to be quite simple: It became his problem because the denizens of his precinct asked for help. Now, Capt. Adams knows full well that the druggy significance of the wayward pairs is purely apocryphal. This lifelong Savannahian grew up in Cloverdale and went to BC, and he also understands that the key to building trust between cops and citizens is respect. Encouraged by Chief Willie Lovett’s admonitions to build relationships with the people, Capt. Adams chose to respond to rather than brush off what didn’t appear to be a crime enforcement matter. “This kind of thing isn’t traditionally part of police work, but it was brought up at a neighborhood meeting as something that was bothering people,” he said. “So we came up with a solution with the people at Georgia Power to take down the shoes.” The captain said utility workers will continue to remove them as they’re encountered in regular rounds, a new policy catalyzed by the squeaky wheels at that neighborhood meeting. Perhaps an inspiration to attend yours the next time it comes around. Capt. Adams also talked frankly about crime in Savannah, and how difficult it can be to police a place where affluence can deteriorate into poverty in the space of one block. He

Manager Stephanie Cutter has clarified that a recent Georgia Bureau of Investigations review yielded no evidence of such, and SCMPD is conducting its own investigations by external audit.) No matter how misguided their complaints about the kicks hanging from the cables, Tatemville citizens’ vocal concern for their neighborhood has translated into a potentially positive precedent: Collaboration between communities, police and private business. When we remember we’re all part of the solution, we can work to solve the Big Crime Problems. While nobody’s shoes will unravel the unsolved murders of Wesley Franklin and Rebecca Foley and other crimes, the trust established by the department’s random act of tidiness might yield vital intelligence. But let’s remember that when it comes to identifying the presence of crime in the neighborhood, by far the most obvious indicator are the actual criminals. Watch them, report them, share what you know. cs

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mentioned that other city departments like Sanitation and Park & Tree have entered into a new era of cooperation by providing “extra eyes and ears” for the cops, and that officers are making concerted efforts to engage instead of intimidate. “We’re getting out of our cars and talking to people,” he said. “What’s important to you is important to us.” He acknowledged that building relationships isn’t just a nice gesture: It’s a tactic. Six suspects were arrested in the fair shootings (more than two months after the fact) only because witnesses were finally willing to talk. Information is power, and sharing it could be as effective as Giuliani– esque “stop and frisk” practices and drug squads. This kinder, gentler police credo seems at odds with the forceful strategies listed in Brown’s article — but I’m the last one who’s going to deny the force a little good PR. Especially in the wake of allegations by Alderman Tony Thomas that officers are “dumbing down the numbers” to present less crime on the books. (Acting City


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In the mid–1990s, I wrote a regular column for a now-defunct weekly newspaper. In it, I often suggested we were nearing a point at which the National Historic Landmark District would cease to be a livable, functioning residential community. Once we passed that point, I worried, we’d end up as a historical theme park, in which a limited number of non–tourists might happen to live. My metric for determining how far along Savannah had moved on that continuum was a list of household items that a downtown resident might procure without having to get in a car and drive to the Southside. I can’t recall everything on the list, but it included unremarkable products such as a hammer, an oscillating fan and an ironing board. At the time, it was easier to find a decorative pillow with “the bird girl” embroidered on it than an ordinary bed pillow any of the items on my list. If not for the Thrifty Center, it might have been impossible. The cruise ship discussion, I think, is rooted in similar fears. When a cruise ship disgorges thousands of passengers onto to the streets of a city, bad things can happen according to those who are wary of plans to develop a cruise ship terminal on the Savannah River. Whether they descend the gangway for the day or mere hours, they warn, throngs of passengers can overwhelm a community. There are doubts, too, about the true amount of economic

activity they create while ashore. For instance, how likely are passengers to eat more than a snack if they’ve already paid for an all–inclusive dining package that they can enjoy back on board? By contrast, imagine ideal tourists. They would not place excessive demand on infrastructure, they would spend a lot of money and they would linger more than a few hours. Their presence wouldn’t alter the livability or character of our city and disrupt they delicate balance that makes Savannah a wonderful place to visit and a wonderful place to live. They would provide all of the upside with none of the risk. Does such a species of visitor actually exist? Yes, indeed. They are called bicycle tourists. They arrive in town, park their cars in hotel garages, remove their bicycles from the roof or trunk rack and don’t get back behind the wheel until they’re ready to leave town. As a result they don’t contribute to traffic congestion and don’t compete with locals for street parking. A subspecies of bicycle tourist will even skip the parking in the hotel garage step. They’ll roll into town on their bikes. These are perhaps the most desirable kind of bicycle tourists, at least from an economic standpoint. Although many touring cyclists make an art out of efficiently packing supplies and equipment in their panniers, they must reprovision locally.

Contrast this with visitors who arrive in SUVs loaded with everything they need for their stay, including coolers packed with food that they will wheel up to their hotel rooms. As a class of tourists, it’s hard to imagine any more desirable than cyclists. In its analysis of an oft–cited study on North Carolina’s successful efforts to attract cycle tourists to the Outer Banks, the League of American Bicyclists reports, “... bicycle tourists there tend to be affluent (half earn more than $100,000 a year and 87 percent earn more than $50,000) and educated (40 percent have a masters or doctoral degree).” The state made investments in bicycle infrastructure and they have paid off with 53 percent of tourists reporting that bikeablility made them more likely to return for repeat visits and 43 percent indicating that cycling was a primary factor their selection the Outer Banks as a destination. Similarly, states from Virginia to Maine to Wisconsin have documented significant economic returns on their investments in bicycle infrastructure. While bicycle lanes, routes, trails, parking and other facilities clearly attract tourists to communities, they are just as useful to residents. On the other hand, I can’t imagine a cruise terminal being of any use to people who live in Savannah. Houston spent somewhere around $100 million on a cruise terminal that sat empty for years before the city could entice cruise lines to call. Think about the useful bicycle projects we could fund with that amount of money and how many desirable visitors we could attract to Savannah. cs John Bennett is vice chairman of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.


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$18? Seems reasonable Police are warning area residents about con artists offering to help motorists with non–existing mechanical problems.

Officers were contacted by neighborhood watch members in the Windsor Forest area about a man who approaches drivers, mostly women, in parking lots as they are walking back to their vehicles. He points to a collection of fluid near a wheel and advises that the brake fluid is leaking and he knows how to repair it to avoid and accident. He asks for money to purchase the part and returns to “repair” the wheel. He charges $18. The man was described as a white male in his 50s with short brown hair, baseball cap, grey jacket and blue pants and approximately 5–8 and 185 pounds.

One woman who encountered the man in the parking lot of a drug store on Abercorn Street had the work checked at her garage later and was told the car had no problem and nothing had been replaced. • Two people are in custody after selling prescription drugs to members of the Chatham–Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT). Yesterday afternoon, Agents were made aware of an ad on Craigslist where someone was offering to sell the prescription drug Klonopin. According to the ad, it listed “KLONOPINS” and instructed the would–be buyers to text the phone number listed. An agent working in an undercover capacity contacted the number listed in the online ad and made arrangements to meet with the seller at her residence located in the 200 block of Quacco Road. The undercover agent arrived at the residence and purchased a total of 50 Klonopin pills for $50. Once the sale was complete, the seller, 25–year–old Jessica Cope, was arrested. Cope’s

finance, 34–year–old Rashawn Mitchell, arrived and was also arrested after agents discovered he was wanted by the Chatham County Sheriff ’s Office for Contempt of Court.

Stephens also was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. He is on parole since release from Telfair State Prison Sept. 2012. He had served Jessica Cope, charged with • Carver Heights resi21 months of a Sale of Controlled Substance dents joined police who five–year sentence were saturating the area for crimes includto apprehend two armed ing two counts of theft by receiving, robbery suspects moments after the possession of a firearm and carrying a event. Calls from residents started concealed weapon. coming within minutes after two men robbed clerks at Sheppard’s • Police Chief Willie Lovett said convenience store at West Gwinnett no funds for his department appear and Stiles about 11:35 a.m. Callers to be in jeopardy because of federal directed officers along the path the funding sequestration. But, he says, suspects ran west into Carver Village. “any potential reduction in federal The tips directed a combination of funds could have considerable effects officers saturating the area. Officers on future crime fighting. Like all law located Nicholas Alexander Floyd, enforcement agencies, we depend on 19, and Juan Chaunecey Stephens, 20, federal funding where we can and we behind a house a block away. Canine respect and benefit from our relationunits helped locate two weapons used ships with varied federal agencies.” cs in the robbery between the two locaGive anonymous crime tips to tions. Both were charged with armed Crimestoppers at 234-2020 robbery.

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news of the weird Making Outsourcing Work for You A Verizon risk team, looking for data breaches on a client’s computers, discovered that one company software developer was basically idle for many months, yet remained productive -because he had outsourced his projects to a Chinese software developer who would do all the work and send it back. The employee earned several hundred thousand dollars a year, according to a January Los Angeles Times report, but paid the Chinese worker only about $50,000. The risk team eventually learned that sensitive company information was flowing to and from Chinese terminals, leading the company to suspect hackers, but that traffic was merely the U.S. employee (obviously, “ex-employee” now) sending and receiving his workload. The U.S. man showed up for work every day, but spent his time leisurely web-surfing.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit • One of Britain’s most famous “madams” announced in January that she was coming out of retirement to set up a brothel exclusively catering to disabled people and the terminally ill. An ordinary brothel would be illegal in the town of Milton Keynes (45 miles from London), but Becky Adams insists that the government could not shut hers down without illegally discriminating against the disabled. • Advances in the Service Sector: (1) In January, the Japanese marketing

firm Wit Inc. began hiring “popular” women, in that it can withstand the young women (judged by the extent five-times-daily hand-washing required of their “social network” contacts), at for prayers. (Normally, devout women the equivalent of $121 a day, to walk wear nail polish only during their menaround with advertising stickers on strual periods, when the hand-washing their thighs. (The stickers would be is not required, but polish thus signals placed on the erotic “zettai ryouiki” -menstruation and therefore embarthe Japanese mystical area between the rasses modest women.) hem of a short skirt and the top of long Advances in Animal socks.) The women must be prepared to endure men Research hovering closely to read • Scientists from the ads. (2) According to Sweden’s Lund Uninews reports in November, versity, reporting in New York City physician who says a recent issue of CurJack Berdy was doing a there’s no rent Biology, explored justice? brisk business administerthe burning question ing Botox injections (at up of why dung beetles to $800) to poker players appear to be “dancing” who were hoping to preon the tops of the dung vent facial expressions that balls they roll away. might tip their hands. The answer is that the • Ingenious: (1) Lonbeetles need to roll their don’s The Independent treasures away from the reported in January heap as quickly as posthat Dean Kamen (who sible (lest competitors famously invented the Segswipe them) and that way, a standing, batterythey can best maintain powered scooter) had a straight line away by developed, along with a Pennsylvania celestial navigation. To test the hypothmedical team, what appears to work as esis, researchers actually outfitted a “reverse feeding tube” that will vacsome beetles with tiny visors to block uum out up to 30 percent of any food their view of the sky, and those beetles in the stomach before it is digested and mostly rolled their balls in irregular converted into calories. After installaroutes, whereas the sky-searching beetion of the stomach “port,” the diner tles moved in straight lines. could operate the device without daily • Intelligent Design: Japanese medical help. (2) The Polish cosmetresearchers learned recently that a speics company Inglot announced in cies of sea slug may lose its penis after January a nail polish ideal for Muslim

copulating, but then grow another one and use it the next time the occasion arises. Writing in the British journal Biology Letters, the scientists also found that the slugs have both male and female organs and in effect copulate with each other through a simultaneous hook-up. A final breathtaking finding of the team was that the sea slugs’ penis has the ability to remove competitors’ sperm from the female openings of its mate.

Leading Economic Indicators • In January, the National Hockey League labor dispute ended and players returned to work, but as usual, some owners resumed claiming that players’ high salaries were killing them financially. The Phoenix Business Journal reported in December that the Phoenix Coyotes, for example, stood to turn a profit for the 2012-2013 season only if the lockout had continued and wiped out all the games -- indicating that, based on the team’s projections, the only way for it to make money was to never play. • In the Czech Republic, per-capita beer consumption is twice that in the United States, and competition is such that some beers are priced lower than any other beverage, including water. (The brewery Pizensky Prazdroj delivers beer in tanker trucks that in the U.S. might deliver gasoline, and delivers it to pubs’ storage tanks just as U.S. gas station have storage tanks.) Recently, concerned about overconsumption, the country’s health minister proposed to

Job Prospects Dim Willie Merriweather, 53, was detained in February by police in Aiken, S.C., after an employment agency reported that, when he was sitting for an interview, he exposed himself (allegedly telling the interviewer that “it fell out,” that he “must have forgotten” to zip his pants). Police said Merriweather had been accused of a similar incident at a different agency a few days earlier.

Religious Symbolism (1) On Jan. 27, Pope Benedict XVI released two doves in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican’s end-of-prayers ceremony, but almost immediately, a gull flew over and attacked one. (The faithful were rewarded, though, as the dove, though wounded, managed to elude the irreligious predator.) (2) On Feb. 11, only hours after Pope Benedict had announced his imminent retirement, a rare winter thunderstorm hit Vatican City, and an Agence France-Presse photographer snapped a photo of one powerful lightning bolt from the heavens appearing to strike St. Peter’s Basilica (as if offering a dissenting opinion to the pope’s decision).

Least Competent Dogs (1) A Palm Bay, Fla., police officer was sent to the hospital in February after a supposedly highly trained K-9 bit him in the crotch during a burglary investigation. A trainer attributed the lapse to the dog’s natural “intensity” during searches. Apparently, all was forgiven, and both “officers” returned to work. (2) In Cottages Row, England, firefighters were called in January when a metal lamppost was reported as smoking because of an electrical short, which was discovered when a Labrador retriever lifted his leg. That species is regarded as quite intelligent, but the dog, after being knocked back by the shock, moments later attempted to engage the lamppost a second time, with the same result.

Readers’ Choice A 31-year-old woman, seven months pregnant with twins, suffered a heart attack arguably because St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, Colo., delayed in treating her. The woman and the twins died, and the family is suing church-affiliated Catholic Health Initiatives, the owner of the hospital. CHI’s lawyers, until January, were defending the malpractice lawsuit as to the twins’ death by using Colorado law, in which a “person” is not created until birth. After church officials in Colorado and the Vatican learned of CHI’s strategy, they ordered it abandoned, in that it is of course contrary to the teachings of the church. cs


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Whenever there’s a really bad storm, environmentalists on the left and apocalypse enthusiasts on the right act as though it’s self-evident that hurricanes and other storms are more frequent and intense. Environmentalists cite global warming, while apocalypse enthusiasts blame sinners for incurring God’s wrath. But I never see any statistics showing the hurricane situation is actually, quantifiably getting worse. Does anyone have solid facts on this? —Geoffrey Card Let me declare my bias, Geoff. Do I personally think the wacky weather lately is a sign of climate change? Hell yes. Do we have ironclad scientific proof that hurricanes, the most spectacular weather disaster, are getting worse? No. At first glance hurricane frequency seems to be on the upswing. Notwithstanding year-to-year fluctuations, the trend from 1878-2008 shows the average annual total of hurricanes increasing from seven to twelve. Aha, you say, proof of global warming! However, closer analysis suggests the rise can mostly be explained by improved weather observation—in the old days storms in remote parts of the globe just weren’t reported. When short-lived hurricanes (lasting two days or less) are filtered and missed hurricanes from earlier years are estimated and added in, the long-term average is unchanged. What has risen sharply, according to some scientists, is severity. The average annual number of category 4 and 5 hurricanes, which together cause nearly half of all hurricane damage, has more than doubled since the early 1970s. That’s a big deal because—and here’s something few people realize—climate change models suggest the number of hurricanes will, if anything, decline. What will rise is the intensity. Why? An important factor in hurricane strength is fluctuations in sea surface temperature, or SST. A hurricane is a giant heat engine, drawing its energy from warm ocean water. The warmer the water, the more powerful you’d

expect hurricanes fed from it to be. Sure enough, changes in SST in the North Atlantic during the 20th century track reasonably closely with regional hurricane intensity. From 1950 to the mid-1970s, when ocean waters cooled, possibly because of a buildup in atmospheric pollution, hurricane severity declined. From the mid-70s onward, ocean surface temperatures went back up and hurricanes got worse. Skeptics, however, contend that what looks like a jump in severity over the past 40 years is the result in part of underestimating storm intensity in the ‘70s and ‘80s. This illustrates the larger problem: practically everything we can say about hurricanes is in dispute. A major stumbling block is lousy data. Observation via aircraft didn’t begin until the 1940s. Satellite surveillance started in the 1960s but initially offered only limited info; solid estimates of hurricane wind speeds didn’t become available until 1989. Even some doubters acknowledge recent increases in storm severity may be partly attributable to human-caused global warming. But the confidence in such claims is low. Wait a second, you say. What about that widely publicized report last fall from the insurance company Munich Re saying storm damage claims in North America have quintupled over the past three decades, with a trillion dollars in losses and 30,000 dead? Turns out much of that was due not to climate change but to dopes putting themselves in harm’s way, by doing things like building houses in flood zones. Once you account for population growth and suburban sprawl and whatnot, a good deal of the apparent increase in losses goes away. A 2011 meta-study looked at 22 analyses of loss trends following natural disasters and found that (a) in only eight studies did the researchers conclude there’d been an actual climate-driven increase in losses and (b) any of the eight could have reached the opposite conclusion had certain assumptions and omissions been corrected. But there’s a long list of scholarly studies showing human activity is almost certainly affecting the climate. Hurricane Sandy, by scaring the daylights out of the New York media people who set the national agenda, has at last gotten the climate change conversation off the dime. Can we legitimately blame that disaster on global warming? No, but I’m not going to object if a lot of people do. cs By cecil adams


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John Neff & Shonna Tucker keep on truckin’ Since his surprise departure from the Drive–By Truckers three months ago, guitarist extraordinaire John Neff has been busy with a project he’s been working on for a year. The band, featuring singer and bassist Shonna Tucker (who herself left the Truckers in 2011), is called Eye Candy. The southern rock outfit makes its Savannah debut Saturday, March 9 at Mojo’s Juke Joint. Where the hell is Mojo’s Juke Joint, you ask? Fair question. The rock ‘n’ roll club is at 307 W. River St., in the space formerly occupied by Live Wire Music Hall. Mojo’s officially opens March 8, with a Heyrocco show. Back to John Neff. Born in Ohio, he arrived in Savannah at age 12 and didn’t leave until he was 23, hightailing it up to Athens to play with a band called Redneck Grease. Already an accomplished string– bender, Neff added pedal steel guitar to his wicked onstage arsenal when he became part of Athens’ alchemical music mix. “I started listening to Merle Haggard and classic country,” he says, “and I really loved the sound of it. I had a lap steel that I’d been playing in a band called the Stretch Marks, in Savannah. And so I just took the plunge and bought my first pedal steel. It was a student model. And yeah, it was hard to learn — it still is sometimes.” Neff laughs at the memory. “I got that first pedal steel on Halloween of ’94. And then I moved to Athens the day after Christmas. And I started

Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy play Mojo’s Juke Joint, on River Street, March 9 (that’s John Neff, second from left).

playing with a bunch of people who didn’t mind me kind of learning as I went. They thought it was OK — they would say that it was cool because I didn’t sound ‘slick.’” “Politeness,” he chuckles. Playing steel requires a pretty steep learning curve. It was in those early days that Neff became acquainted with Drive–By Truckers founder Patterson Hood. “I was an original member of the Drive–By Truckers,” he says. “I played on the first two records. Patterson will never say that, but it’s true — I was in the band for the better part of a year. Patterson kept talking about his friend Cooley

from Alabama, who was going to come play with the band. I was like ‘yeah, right, whatever.’” Hood and (Mike) Cooley went on to take the Truckers to bigger and bigger heights (Southern Rock Opera, Decoration Day) while Neff didn’t “officially” join until 2006, when Hood invited him in to replace the just–departed Jason Isbell. Tucker’s sudden departure from the band seems to be a sore spot for Neff (“I think I’d better let Shonna tell you about that”); Eye Candy began recording an album of Tucker’s songs in early 2012, and it’s currently being shopped around.

Eye Candy also includes Clay Leverett (drums), Bo Bedingfield (guitar) and Neil Golden (keys). As for his own exit from the band, Neff says he hung on for as long as he could, mostly because he needed to keep making money. Without telling Hood, Cooley or the other band members, he announced he had quit being a Drive-By Trucker via his Facebook page. “Was I sick of it?” Neff says. “Yeah, yeah I was. I was over it. It was time to go.” CS See


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Let’s take a moment to congratulate Savannah Stopover Festival founder and executive producer Kayne Lanahan and her support staff for another amazing celebration of American indie music, in all its myriad and fascinating forms.

The 2013 Stopover — the third annual fab fest — takes place this week (March 7–9), and it’s perhaps the best lineup yet. There’s more diverse and compelling music over these three days than Savannah usually gets in a year’s time. Some of our best local bands are performing in this Stopover, too, making this truly a community–wide event, one we can all be proud of. And enjoy. For the day–by–day, blow–by–blow, show–by–show (plus all ticket information), see And we’ll see ya ‘round the clubs.

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At 10:30 p.m. March 9 Knights of Columbus Hall

Is there something special for you in the chemistry of a trio? Parker Gispert: Yeah, I feel like a three–piece is the minimum to have a band. With guitar and drums, you’re missing that low end. And for me, a drum and bass duo is not a fully–realized picture. The Who, Led Zeppelin musically were three pieces. Lots of my favorite bands were musically a three–piece, or just a trio. If you were asked to play a set of covers, what would you play? Parker Gispert: Man, we’ve always been a terrible cover band. When I first started playing guitar, I might play other people’s songs a little bit. My friends were really into that; it’s what they wanted to do. I was always bad at it. But if I made my own song up, then nobody could tell me that I was playing it wrong. So I’ve always just leaned on my own material, and I’ve never really been into covering stuff. And that’s another thing with a three–piece. Obviously you can do your own renditions of songs, but more often than not there’s that keyboard line, or that guitar part that you just can’t do. You don’t have the parts, so you’re definitely limited. We’ve covered the Who before — we used to do “The Kids Are Alright” — and we used to do a couple Ramones songs. We used to play a Pixies song, when the band first got started.

There’s a lot of bands you’ll see and they’ll throw in a cover at the end, and you’ll say “Man! That was the best song of the set.” But that’s never been the case for us. We’ve never been the band that really crushes a cover. It’s hard to do. You guys moved to Nashville two years ago. How’s that working out? Parker Gispert: We’d been touring so much that we didn’t really have this concrete sense of home, like more domesticated people do, I guess. Athens is definitely home for the band. That’s where we got started. The Glands and all the Elephant 6 stuff definitely laid the groundwork for what we wanted to be as a band. All those bands, that’s who we looked up to. The band’s molded after that stuff; it’s not molded after Waylon Jennings. Why did you choose John Agnello to produce Enjoy the Company? Parker Gispert: We’ve never had the same producer on any of the records. And I like that; it can’t help but make each record different, which I’m always into. We had friends, going back to probably 2004, who had made a record with John ... and he had mixed a couple of Drive–By Truckers records. The Hold Steady, who we had toured with, worked with him mixing. Dinosaur Jr., J. Mascis, and Dead Confederate, who are also an Athens band, had worked with him. Basically, a lot of people who are our friends all knew John and said he was the best. When it comes time to make a record, and you know you’re going to spend a couple months of your life doing it ... it’s like “Cool! I’ve always wanted to hang out with that guy. We’ll hang out, we’ll get to know each other, and we’ll make a record in the meantime.” Rock is in John’s blood. And there’s not a ton of people who just have that innate rock ‘n’ roll spirit. John is in his ‘50s, he’s sweatin’ bullets, plugging stuff in on the ground, driving his kids to school, and going out at night. He’s a total machine. And he’s a New Jersey dude through and through. His energy is just infectious. continues on p. 22

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When last we heard from Whigs singer/guitarist Parker Gispert, he and bandmates Julian Dorio (drums) and Timothy Deaux (bass) were gearing up to record Enjoy the Company, the fourth Whigs album. The platter arrived in 2012, and it’s the band’s best yet — thunderous and loud, yet heavy on the hooks and imbued with Gispert’s gift of melody, put across fiercely in songs like the eight–minute guitar epic “Staying Alive,” the anthemic “Tiny Treasures” (performed live on Leno and Kimmel, respectively) and the buzzsaw pop of “Waiting” (they played that one on Letterman). The Whigs came together in Athens — Georgia’s musical Petri dish — in 2002.


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Call of Montreal the anti–Allman Brothers. Singer, songwriter and chief visionary Kevin Barnes says the theatrical, performance–art party atmosphere of the Athens ensemble’s stage shows are meant to be the polar opposite of concerts featuring guys just standing there playing music.

“There’s something to be said for that as well,” Barnes is quick to add. “I wouldn’t want everybody to try to do what we’re doing. I definitely don’t think it’s lame for people to not do it. It’s just what we are just naturally compelled to do.” The chameleonic Barnes, who founded of Montreal 13 years ago, has guided his six–member band through many musical changes — from gauzy psychedelia and moody, Ziggy Stardust glam, to hooky pop/rock and blissful explorations of ‘70s–styled R&B and funk. The band grew out of Athens’ wildly collaborative, genre–bending Elephant 6 collective and has become a worldwide cult favorite — mostly because of the stage show. Costumed, androgynously made–up and wholly unpredictable, Barnes is the always–entertaining centerpiece.

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The music and the visuals “work well together,” he explains. “And it’s fun for us because we can have a bigger art troupe involved — not just the musicians, but also the performance artists and the video people, all the lighting stuff and all that. It’s fun for us to have a big production, I think. It makes it more of a challenge and it’s more fulfilling, artistically to be involved in something that’s more ambitious like that.” He has considered dropping the theatrics — if just on a whim — and going out to play his music on its own (considerable) merits. Nah. “I think it would be fun, but at the same time we’re already doing that in a lot of ways,” Barnes explains. “Because as the musicians we’re not really that involved in the theatrics anyways. I am involved a little bit more than anybody else. “Like Davey, who plays bass, it really doesn’t matter for him, for what he’s doing, whether or not there’s somebody jumping around in a weird costume. Or being projected upon or whatever, he’s still going about his business playing the songs.” Barnes insists that his downstage alter–ego, and the character’s wild antics, are there to augment the music rather than detract from it. “In my mind, it’s definitely adding to the sort of carnival aspect of the performance, and it’s also adding different layers to things,” he says. “Especially with the transportive, semi–hallucinatory visuals. It sort of transforms the environment in a way, so you’re not just at a rock club. Maybe you’ve been to that club many times. “So the hope is by transforming the environment, and making it feel special, making it feel exceptional and just different ... the thing that we’re always fighting against is the static image. If you go to see a band, and even if you like the music a lot, by like the seventh or eighth song you feel a little bit burned out. We’re always trying to fight that, and maybe going a little bit too far on that side of it, but it’s fun for us. And it’s a good challenge, every tour, to try to do something differently but still keep the spirit of what we started alive.” The March 8 Stopover show, strangely enough the first time of Montreal has performed in Savannah, is free in Forsyth Park. Barnes liked the idea of doing a free show in a big place, “where people can just drift in and check out what’s going on.” Although he’s been writing on piano almost exclusively for the last few years, Barnes reports he’s recently re–discovered his guitar. The songs on the next of Montreal album, he says, are “more in the songwriter–y vein of like Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, Neil Young. Grateful Dead. It’s definitely more lyric–driven than the other stuff. “I never feel like I’ve made anything great or special. I’m always driven to do something better, and always happy that I’m still alive, that I can still re– write my history.”


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This quintet may be the hidden gem of Stopover 2013. Fronted by singer, keyboardist and composer Grayson Sanders, the Brooklyn–based Snowmine produces clear, focused, atmospheric yet highly melodic music.

The son of an opera singer and oil painter, Sanders has been a serious and studious disciple of classical music for most of his 25 years — music from the early to mid 20th Century — and had written several complete symphonic adaptations before his 22nd birthday. An admitted academic, he is also an artist. He imbues Snowmine’s addictive synth–rock with a tacit understanding of where the music needs to go to create the picture he sees in his head. “Rock ‘n’ roll today, we owe to a number of sources, namely the blues and jazz, for sure,” Sanders tells me. “But classical, until the mid 1900s, was the pre–eminent genre of music. In culture and academia, too. I think I was fascinated with it because I love history, and that music moved me a lot. “There’s some amazing music going on the popular idiom. And I was really drawn to the other side of art, which is how it communicates with people, how it creates discourse between people, and how you can touch more people. This band kind of grew out of the idea: We all have this knowledge, which we amassed either through our own intrigue or education.” All well and good, but the “put up or shut up” rule applies here: Listen to the Snowmine full–length, Laminate Pet Animal (2011), or the two sides to the band’s 2012 Saucer Eyes single. This is great, gauze–narrative pop/rock, somewhere between shoegaze, Coldplay and early Styx (that is, when Styx was young and worth listening to). Sanders was once a devotee of prog bands like early King Crimson. “Where prog music went kind of astray was focusing on an aspect of classical music, probably the least important aspect of it,” he explains. “And that’s the virtuosity attached to it. There’s a way to show off what you can do, and your abilities, in a way that are just esoteric and a little exclusive. That makes people really turned off. “I think music ebbs and flows, but we’re in a current musical climate where virtuosity, I believe, has taken a back seat to songwriting. Obviously, in the ‘80s it wasn’t that way — it was, how fast can you play the guitar? And how big can your hair be?” The Snowmine approach is decidently different (and there’s no big hair in the band, either). “The way to do it is not to brag so much in the songs,” Grayson explains. “Don’t let the orchestration take a front seat, rather have it perform a support role to the song.” (Technically, this show happens early in the morning on Saturday, March 9. Snowmine is headlining the March 8 bill at Knights of Columbus, but won’t take the stage until 12:30 a.m. Get it?) See continues on p. 26



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At the Sparetime, late on a rainy Monday, Lovely Locks manage to draw a decent crowd. Their setlist features a blend of homespun pop imbued with folk–rock bursts of bluegrass grit — and a show-stopping Rage Against the Machine cover. The three friends all take turns handing off lead vocals, heating up the cold night when they belt it hard, play it loud and stomp it fast. Diminutive, pixie–cut blonde Crystina Parker, formerly of General Oglethorpe and the Panhandlers, plays guitar. She represents the folky–bluegrass aspect of the Locks. “I grew up playing in bluegrass bars,” Parker says in her straightforward Southern drawl. “I tried to kick it but it won’t die.” She’s small enough that you want to put her in your pocket — pink suspenders, skinny jeans and all. Style maven Anna Chandler, with vintage twists knotted up in her hair, pumps the accordion. Also a veteran of General O, Chandler brings a soft spot for classic rock to the trio. “I started learning Metallica tabs off the Internet when I was, like, 15,” she says. "I thought I was really hardcore.” Swaying in black heels, Chandler lends an exotic, almost foreign inflection. There’s danger of getting lost and running aground listening to that voice. Shaking back piles of red hair and wailing in a distinctive, throaty rasp, knock–out Britt “Gingy” Scott stomps out on percussion. Scott stirs a pop, punk and electronica influence into the Lovely Locks mix. Her childhood music dug into dance and radio Top 40 club songs by La Bouche and Soft Cell. “I made mix tapes of the ‘Top 9 at 9’ on the local dance station,” Scott explains. “Rock was way later." The girl band (and girl bond) stemmed from a shared love of music. Parker and Scott met through open mic nights, officially forming the Locks in summer 2011.   “We just started showing up to each other’s shows and learning each other’s songs by sitting there and listening the whole time,” Parker says about the beginning of their friendship. “I remember playing a song once and I could hear Britt out there, singing the harmony.” Scott laughs and looks over at her bandmate. “We were at Wild Wings at an open mic, and I think I just walked up to you and I was like, ‘Wanna start a girl band?’ You said, ‘Yeah.’ And that was it.” Chandler was a late addition in the spring of 2012. “The first time I met [Parker], she was on a roof and she was playing the Pixies and she yelled, ‘Sing with me!’ real loud in my face. This girl was crazy,” Chandler remembers. About the local scene, Chandler says they’ve “definitely found a home there.” To round out the Lovely Locks sound for bigger shows, bassist Eric Dunn (The Train Wrecks) and drummer Tom Worley (Sad Bastards, Jasper and the Prodigal Sons) sometimes join the group. Theirs is a collaboration designed to feed off one another’s strengths. All three write songs, and while each can shout it out raw on lead vocals, their three-part harmonies are pitch-perfect. The lyrics are grittier, and more blunt that pop; they’re definitely more honest. Scott’s song “You Don’t Really Care About Me” starts: “We’re not really lovers, we’re barely even friends, I just let you have it every now and again.” The song, Scott says, is about “being dicked around by men. Singing with my girlfriends makes me feel a little better about it.” Early on, men were a problem, trying to talk to the band members as if they were barflies perched on stools rather than musicians performing onstage. At one of their earlier shows, some guy even attempted to play Parker’s bass. While she was  playing it. “We didn’t know how to handle it. We weren’t taken seriously, and I realized it was because I wasn’t giving off the attitude that I needed to be taken seriously,” Scott says. “Now, we handle it perfectly fine.” Honing survival skills in bars, adds Chandler, “takes getting used to, knowing that’s going to happen every time because you’re onstage in a male–dominated profession. Either you sass back or let them know you don’t give a shit.” Parker: “Something you’re working on constantly is how you allow people to talk to you; and from that, the spirit of Lovely Locks was born.” These women rage in style, wearing matching black jackets with spikes on the shoulders and the words “LOVELY LOCKS” dotted in rhinestones across the back. Just three fashion–forward friends with diverging musical tastes who like to try on each other’s favorite brands. The trio spent the past few weeks writing new music and lining up shows. There’s talk of laying down some tracks for an EP and maybe going on a spring tour. But none of the Locks feel any pressure to be anyone other than who they are. They play what they want to play when they want to play it. “The future doesn’t matter,” Parker says. “We’ll always be playing music, and we’ll always support each other.” Lovely Locks play two Savannah Stopover shows; that’s two chances to get it while it’s hot. (Story by Jenny Dunn)


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The jazz influence is there if you look for it, as well as the spirited ghosts of shellacky-haired Krautrock bands, industrial pioneers, Jesus and Mary Chain, DIY punk and even classic rock. The band’s second album, Children of Desire, got a mostly–rave review from Pitchfork, which called the record “an outsized, emotionally rich pop album that practically begs for your attention.” “I’m taking the chance that there are people like me outside of punk by playing whatever I like,” says Cox, one of the band’s main songwriters and its lead singer. “Genres are not for us.” On Hear “Anxiety’s Door,” a track from Merchandise’s new EP Totale Nite.

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Maybe it’s the missing front tooth, or the occasionally bugging eyes, or the dirty, omnipresent baseball cap. There’s something about this Canadian rocker that brings Jim Varney, in full Ernest Cuts a Record mode, to mind.

He may get goofy in his promo pics and videos, and during the raveups in his four–man band’s live sets, but this 22–year–old (previously known as Makeout Videotape) is a seriously good song–crafter with a refined sense of melody and lyric. He does a sleazy croon in a voice reminiscent of laconic Lou Reed or (the young) Leonard Cohen. He has Jonathan Richman’s sense of humor, pathos and playfulness. He rocks. He rolls. He crawls on his belly like a reptile (seriously, he does, and he sometimes gets naked onstage, too). In a rave review, the almighty Pitchfork praised the Mac DeMarco 2 album as “downright greasy; his unpredictable, louche guitar melodies rise above the warped production and showboat with a laidback, lubricated clarity that’s more ‘Sultans of Swing’ than slovenly slacker.” On Hear “My Kind of Woman,” a track from Mac DeMarco 2.

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For Rob Thomas and Matchbox Twenty, songwriting has become a group project by Alan Sculley

When it came to songwriting, the first three Matchbox Twenty albums were the Rob Thomas Show. But then the band took a break, and Thomas went on to establish himself as a solo artist in his own right with his 2005 solo debut, ...Something To Be. That album reached the top of the Billboard chart and produced two hit singles, “Lonely No More” and “This Is How A Heart Breaks” and came after “Smooth,” the blockbuster single he co–wrote for Carlos Santana and sang on Santana’s Supernatural. Meanwhile, Matchbox Twenty members Paul Doucette and Kyle Cook were developing their craft as well. Doucette formed a side band, the Break And Repair Method, Cook formed the New Left and has been writing and producing several artists. So when Matchbox Twenty

regrouped to make the 2008 album Exile On Mainstream, a greatest hits collection supplemented by six new songs, Doucette and Cook essentially insisted on being part of the writing equation for that album — a trend that has carried through to the recently released Matchbox Twenty album, North. Touring in support of North, Marchbox Twenty stops into the Johnny Mercer Theatre March 12. Thomas, in a recent phone interview, said he was happy to open up the writing process to his bandmates. But there were some around the band that weren’t so sure Thomas should collaborate. “A lot of people were shitting their

pants when we started talking about this (collaborating), the label more than management,” Thomas said. Such concerns were understandable. As primary songwriter on the first three Matchbox Twenty albums, Thomas had proven himself to be one of rock’s most reliable hitmakers. The band’s 1996 debut, Yourself Or Someone Like You, produced five hit singles (including “Push,”“3 a.m.” and “Long Day), while Mad Season and More Than You Think You Are added another half dozen hits to the list, including ”Bent,“ ”If You’re Gone“ and ”Bright Lights.” The worry, of course, was that involving Doucette, Cook (and for that matter, the other two band members, bassist Brian Yale and drummer Ryan MacMillan) in the songwriting would dilute the quality of the material Thomas might write on his own.

And Thomas said initially he had to adjust to the idea of giving up control over the songwriting. “To bring a song to the guys, when you’ve been kind of the guy writing the songs for so long (was hard),” he said. “And you bring in a song and the guys are like ‘I’m not feeling it,’ there was a period, I remember telling the guys, ‘I kind of feel like we’ve worked together, I’ve been writing for 15 years. I’ve had all this success as a writer and my reward is to get a demotion to having to be a co–writer and have you guys sign off on what I write when I don’t really feel that you guys have really earned the right to tell me whether I’ve written a good song or not.’” What Thomas soon discovered — and what people at Atlantic Records and the band’s management didn’t know as the talk of collaborating

credits with Doucette and Cook on three songs on North, including the bouncy first single, “She’s So Mean,” the aforementioned “Overjoyed”and “I Will,” a sweet, largely acoustic ballad. Cook and Doucette, meanwhile, co–wrote the song “The Way,” while Doucette and Cook each got sole writing credit for one song each, and Thomas wrote five songs on his own. And yes, North sounds very much like a Matchbox Twenty album with its mix of hooky upbeat pop rockers like “She’s So Mean,” “English Town” and “Radio” (the album’s lone Thomas/Doucette collaboration), mid–tempo tunes (“Parade” and “Like Sugar”) and graceful ballads (“Overjoyed,” “I Will” and “The Way”). Once the band regrouped (following a break during which Thomas recorded and released his 2009 solo album Cradle Songs), Thomas, Doucette and Kook got together for a series of writing sessions that produced some 50 song ideas. The entire band then headed to Nashville, moving into a cabin/studio, where they planned to refine and record a selection of songs for the

album. Things didn’t go as planned, although the group had fun, while consuming copious amounts of wine. “At the time we got to Nashville, we actually thought we were making the record. We were going to be the producer and start on our own,” Thomas said. “The Nashville time really just turned out to be a really expensive drunken/crash/bonding session.” Fortunately, one thing happened to put the project on track. Matt Serletic, who had produced the first three Matchbox Twenty albums, came to Nashville to produce another act and one night stopped in to see what Matchbox Twenty was cooking up for the album. A lengthy listening session to the songs–in–progress resulted in a realization. “After like two bottles of wine and three in the morning and him looking at everything we’re doing, we just kind of looked at him and said ‘We think you should produce this record,’” Thomas said. “‘You know what we’re trying to do. So let’s, next year, January, we’ll hit L.A. and we’ll start recording.’ That was kind of how we went about it.”

Thomas said the band is trying to cover lots of ground in its show. The band, though, is making sure to play its hits, devoting about half of its set to songs many concert–goers come to hear. “You want to play a bunch of album cuts, but at the same time I hate when I go to see a band, and there’s that one song I’ve been waiting to hear and they don’t play it,” Thomas said. “We’re still there to entertain and we’re still there to give somebody a great night,” he said. “They came and invested their time and their money, so you want to make sure they get what they want. But then you have that whole other half of the set that kind of becomes on different nights different album tracks and new tracks, covers and things like that.” cs Matchbox Twenty Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. When: At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 Opener: Matt Hires Tickets: $39–50–$74.40, through

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swirled — was that Doucette and Cook, in particular, showed how much they had grown as songwriters very quickly once the three started writing together. “All that (concern about losing control of the songwriting) kind of stopped when we got together and started writing,” Thomas said. “Like a song like ‘Overjoyed’ that I wrote with Paul and Kyle, I like that as much as I like anything that I’ve ever written alone. So that’s really where the proof is. I’ll write a song with my dog if it’s a good song.” And the band had some fun making label and management personnel guess about the songwriting on North. “We would play them things and never let them know who wrote what,” Thomas said. “Sometimes I think people my have a predisposition, and a song like ‘Overjoyed,’ I remember somebody from my label coming to me after he heard it and (being) like ‘That’s beautiful. I know that’s one you wrote.’ ‘No, actually it wasn’t at all.’” In the end, Thomas shares writing


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You’d started as a bebop pianist. During those heady success days, did you miss that simplicity?


Bob James: Every time I go too far away from it, I do miss it. I do feel almost a responsibility, as a pianist, to perform in that classic mode, the piano bass drums trio. I love doing it, and I still do some gigs in that mode. Even more stripped away, the biggest possible challenge for a pianist is to have nothing else, just the piano, and play solo. I’ve done very, very little of that, and this concert coming up is a big challenge for me. I’m excited about it, but also nervous because I won’t have any of my comrades there that can play the next solo while I rest a little bit. There’s no place to hide!



of my artist personality was definitely those arrangements that came out of my training in college.

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One of the most commercially successful jazz musicians of the 1970s and ‘80s, pianist Bob James is in the history books as one of the prime movers in the “smooth jazz” movement. What does that mean, exactly? For James, who’d arranged and/or produced seminal works by the likes of Grover Washington Jr., Stanley Turrentine and Maynard Ferguson, it meant he had enormous success with his own albums of beautifully written and arranged jazz, with memorable melodies and elegant airs. He took a lot of flak for what some critics (and musicians too) perceived as a commercial distillation of the jazz ethos. Still, One, BJ4, Touchdown, Lucky Seven and others re–wrote what jazz could be. James’ collaborations with guitarist Earl Klugh (One on One, Two of a Kind) and David Sanborn (Double Vision) expanded the audience enormously. He won a pair of well–deserved Grammys. And his albums still sound great today. Since 1991, James has anchored the jazz supergroup Fourplay (with Nathan East, Chuck Loeb and Harvey Mason), which continues to play to Beatlemania–scale audiences in the Far East and elsewhere. He’s lived in the Savannah area (for a quarter of each year) since the early 2000s, and has lately been gigging and recording with local guitar virtuoso Howard Paul.

This week, James is playing a rare (extremely rare) solo piano concert, a benefit for the Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Back in the 1980s, “smooth jazz” was almost a dirty word to jazz purists. How do you feel about the term? Bob James: We might have inspired these business radio people to come up with that term, but it sure didn’t come from the musicians. I think there was some success, mostly in a background way, with the type of station that chose smoother tracks to play. The bad part about it for us was that it stereotyped all of the music. There might be one palatable “smooth” track for those radio people, that fit their formula, out of the 10 tracks on an album, but if you got airplay with that one track you were labeled a smooth jazz artist. There are people, even amongst the artists themselves, who feel there’s something wrong with being commercially successful. That does put a stigma on the music, that sophisticated things only appeal to a very small amount of people. Fortunately, I don’t have a hangup about that. That’s almost exactly what David Sanborn said when I put that question to him.

Bob James: Ironically, I’m working with him right now. He and I are finally doing the followup to our Double Vision album — 26 years later! We’re almost done with it, actually. We’ve gone in a quite different direction — we used as our model the Dave Brubeck Quartet, with the same instrumentation. Dave being a big fan of Paul Desmond. So we have the alto sax, piano, bass and drums covered. We pretty much did the whole record acoustic quartet. We call it a raw way of playing. It’s been therapeutic, it’s been fascinating. Because so much of the records in the last 25 years have become more and more produced, with electronics and everything else. It was apparent that, starting with your earliest records, the music was composition–based, as opposed to improv, or looser forms. And that probably also irked the purists — it had a lot more form that what people thought of as jazz — don’t you think? Bob James: More written, more pared. That was true. And I’ll accept that whether it comes as a criticism or just an evaluation. I’ve struggled throughout my whole career with trying to make a balance between being interested in being a composer and an arranger, and a pianist. Most of the time, I’ve ended up saying “Well, that’s what I do,” and I couldn’t choose one and just eliminate the other. I have been encouraged to say “Let your music be all of that.” And part

Where does Fourplay fit into all this? Bob James: We’re in our 22nd year together. It has fit very prominently in my life over the last half a dozen years. To the degree that I still have so much fun doing it — I get the chance to do my thing as a composer and make an artistic statement — it was so comfortable for me that I was almost like “Hey, this is enough for me.” But it isn’t quite enough. We felt from the beginning that what made the group really fun is that we were all four doing separate things, and every few years or so we’d get together. And the music that we would make together as a unit reflected all of those different influences. It almost is the very core of jazz, to me. Because every time you play a solo, it’s a new thing. It’s blank. And what you put into that solo is a reflection of, how adventurous can you be? And if you’re not going forward and thinking about new stuff, you’re playing the formula. And in jazz, we all know that when we hear it. I hope that never happens to me. CS Bob James Where: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. When: At 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7 (reception at 6:30) Tickets: $100 A benefit for the Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center Reservations and info: (912) 598–7216

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The first time actors Karla Knudsen and Tim Hartman played the roles of Joy and Jack, it was 1997. The pair was starring in a Pittsburgh, PA production of Shadowlands, the poignant story of how writer and theologian C.S. “Jack” Lewis finds late–in–life love with American poet Joy Davidman Gresham. The script also explores the themes of entrenched faith and tragic loss, and at 28 and 36 respectively, Knudsen and Hartman had little relatable experience to their characters’ middle–aged maturity. But that didn’t seem to dampen the critics’ praise: The show opened to rave reviews, and both Knudsen and Hartman count it as a turning point that deepened their commitment to their craft. Sixteen years later, the chemistry seems even stronger as they reprise the same roles for The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble’s production of Shadowlands, onstage for three weekends March 8–24 at Muse Arts Warehouse. While many only know Lewis’ work from his Narnia Chronicles, others have looked beyond the wardrobe to his writings on faith, notably in the bestselling Mere Christianity and The Problem of Pain. His reputation as a respected and practically monkish academic crumbled when Gresham appeared on the scene in the 1950s to challenge him intellectually and emotionally.

After a long correspondence, their subsequent courtship surprised no one more than Lewis. Gresham’s death in 1960 from cancer devastated him, rocking what was once an unshakeable certitude in God’s goodness. His reflections on his bereavement are chronicled in one of his last books, A Grief Observed, the inspiration for William Nicholson’s script. “As a young man, you can understand something and you can sympathize with it, but you don’t necessarily live it,” muses Hartman, who has lost his father and mother–in–law to cancer since that first Shadowlands run. “Now I feel it.” Hartman, an accomplished actor (he appeared on Broadway in Finian’s Rainbow and A Tale of Two Cities), storyteller and political cartoonist, arrived in Savannah last week from his home in Pittsburgh, PA to join the rest of the cast. He and Knudsen had warmed up their reconnection as Jack and Joy in another critically– acclaimed reprisal last year in Pittsburgh, and Collective Face member Knudsen pleaded with artistic director David I.L Poole to bring Hartman down south as a guest artist. “David’s really put a lot of trust in us,” says Knudsen, who exchanged dialogue with a stand–in or sometimes an empty chair for the first six weeks of rehearsals. Good thing these two have done this before. Their familiarity with the script and each other have allowed them to quickly find their places on the stage and plug in with the supporting cast. The fact that she and Hartman have finally caught up

to their characters’ ages inevitably provides a more capacious context, though Knudsen acknowledges it’s not as easy as just showing up. “There’s a gravity that comes with being on the planet longer,” she says. “But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to do the actor’s work.” Both Knudsen and Hartman agree that while the Academy Award– nominated screen version of Shadowlands starring Anthony Hopkins and Deborah Winger was beautifully acted, too many of the deep theological discussions were left out. Far from what Hartman calls “a ‘cancer of the week’ Lifetime movie,” the play contains a multitude of layers, couched in charm, quiet romance and the ever– evocative question of faith. “The effect on people who have lost loved ones is wonderful,” says Hartman. “Here is someone they admire spiritually who had to go through the same kind of pain and came out the other end.” Directed by Dandy Barrett with input from Knudsen, Shadowlands also stars Mark Rand as Professor Christopher Riley, who provides a sparring partner for Jack’s wavering faith. “He’s constantly being challenged by that character mentally, he’s the one who understands the emotional side of what Jack is going through,” explains Hartman. Of Jack’s brother and roommate Warnie Lewis — played by Connect’s Bill DeYoung — Hartman says they’re “like an old married couple. They’re both talking but neither is listening.” Knudsen cast Christopher Blair

as Jack’s pastor Harry Harrington, a small yet vital role. “It had to be someone who could bring a lot of depth in a short amount of time, and I knew Chris could do that,” says Knudsen. Rounding out the rest of the cast are Baker McKay, Craig Beck, Trish McKay and Daniel Zuzalek. The action revolves around how Jack is blindsided by Joy, a “Jewish communist Christian American” looking for answers to life’s most meaningful questions. “She’s a seeker, looking voraciously for truth and reality,” considers Knudsen. “She sees something shiny, spiritually, and she grabs on to it and takes it apart to see if its true — she’s not afraid of that.” In Lewis, she continues, Joy finds “another human on the planet who seems to have the same hunger.” Though a decade and a half has passed since they first performed the love story of Jack and Joy, the years continue to give both actors a wider and more humble perspective on life and faith. “Everyone’s faith is going to be challenged at some point,” reminds Knudsen. “If you don’t think so, just wait.” cs Shadowlands When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays March 8–23, 3 p.m. Sundays March 10– 24 Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703D Louisville Rd. Tickets: $15, $12 students/seniors Info: 912.232.0018





He’s walked in the steps of biblical prophets. He learned to bow in Japan. He survived cancer. But bestselling author Bruce Feiler may have met his greatest challenge trying to get his kids to clean their rooms. A few years ago, Feiler and his wife, Linda, were struggling to balance their careers with raising their twin daughters, Eden and Tybee. Unimpressed with advice from the self-help genre, the New York Times columnist began studying the strategies of successful organizations. He has chronicled his findings in The Secrets of Happy Families, not so much a “how– to” parenting book as a gentle guide on what works for his brood and what is working for others. The Savannah native took a few minutes on his busy book tour to chat with Connect about applying corporate branding to your household, being the meat of the “sandwich generation” and talking to kids about sex without cringing. Feiler will speak and sign books at the JEA this Sunday, March 10.



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Bruce Feiler: One of my mantras as a writer is that to tell a big story, you have to tell a small story in great detail. I wrote this book not because I had a happy family but because I wanted a happy family. One hallmark of my writing, like in Walking the Bible and that whole series, is that I was frustrated as a person with what was I hearing from the pulpit about what the Bible or religion was supposed to mean. I had a lot of questions and I went looking for answers. It was the same thing here: I felt incredibly frustrated as a parent and I was desperate for new ideas. I was frustrated by two things: First, that our lives were so incredibly chaotic and out of control. Second, the only ideas that we allowed to implement in our family came from shrinks and self–help gurus and family “experts.” Yet in business and all these other areas, there are so many new ideas about how to make teams and groups work. I wanted to go into those worlds and find out what those

So what are “agile practices” and how do they apply to a family? Bruce Feiler: It turns out that the smartest thinking about this is in business. Agile is the newest, hottest trend: The core idea is that instead of spending two years on a project — “you guys go off and design a cell phone and come back in two years” — now teams go off and design an element and come back in a week and talk about it. Everything is done in very small chunks. You’re adapting in real time. So that’s what our family and other families are doing. We’ve used agile in two big ways: One, we have a morning checklist that the girls have to check off themselves. Second, and more importantly, we have a weekly meeting. It’s 20 minutes where we discuss how we’re functioning as a family. We ask three questions: What worked well in our family this week? What didn’t work well? And what will we work on in the week ahead? The most helpful thing is that we let our kids, in consultation with us, pick their own rewards and punishments. The research shows that kids who set their own goals and evaluate their own progress are actually building up their brains and becoming better suited to make decisions in their own lives. What does it mean to “brand” your family? Isn’t that awfully corporate? Bruce Feiler: I talked to Jim Collins, the author of Good to Great, who says that “good human organizations know what they’re about.” When I first heard this I thought it was really corny and humorless. My wife was resistant. But my core idea here is to let the best ideas win, wherever they come from. What finally sold us is that one day someone asked us, “Can your kids tell you what’s most important to your family?” And I thought, “Ooh. I don’t think so.” So we decided to make it fun. We

had a pajama party and made popcorn and came up with a list of our core values. It now hangs in our living room. There’s a line in your book that you attribute to your dad: “Bringing down parents is a lot harder than bringing up kids.” What does it mean to be the middle of the “sandwich generation”? Bruce Feiler: Well, it is even more stressful to parent kids when you’re also parenting your parents at the same time. I spend a fair bit of time every day dealing with my parents, even though I’m not living in the same place. It’s why I chose not to write a parenting book but a family book. The biggest impact on our immediate family of some of the things I learned deal with extended family. One thing I’ve learned is that too few cooks spoil the broth — you think it’s the opposite, but you want to have as many people involved in family decisions as possible. Groups make better decisions than individuals. Second, and also incredibly counterintuitive, if you’re making a family decision about putting someone in a nursing home or taking away their car keys from grandma or you need to confront a sibling about a drinking problem, when you get everyone together, you want everyone to vote first and talk second. What is the “Law of Two Women”? Bruce Feiler: This is one of my favorite parts of the book. If you can have more than one woman in on the conversation, it will be helpful. Research shows that one woman in the room will defer to the men. With more than woman in the conversation, the group will reach consensus easier. Let’s talk about the sex talk. Or sex talks, rather. Bruce Feiler: [laughs] My wife keeps telling me not to talk about this because it makes me look foolish, but I didn’t know a lot of this stuff you’re supposed to tell kids early on. I was shocked. Boys have penises and girls have “down there.” I kept making the

mistake of not using real words for the girls’ body parts. As early as 18 months, even the pediatricians say you’re supposed to using real words and age–appropriate language or you’ll stigmatize them. I kept thinking they’ll get to certain age and I’ll have “the talk” with them. But it’s not one talk, it’s a series of talks. It’s a conversation. Research shows that the more parents talk to their kids about sex, the more kids delay the onset of sexual activity. Who was your favorite interview of the book? Bruce Feiler: The most interesting person I interviewed was Marshall Duke, a professor at Emory and who studies ritual. He gave me the “do you know” test: Researchers asked kids questions like “Do you know where your grandparents were born?” “Do you know where your parents went to high school?” They found the kids who know more about their family history had a higher sense of confidence and control over their lives. It was the single biggest predictor of emotional well–being. There’s a great axiom in the book that basically says marital happiness equals frequency of sex minus frequency of fights. Who came up with that brilliant math? Bruce Feiler: That came from a study in the 1970s. It’s been kind of forgotten but I wanted to bring it back in to the contemporary conversation because it’s so instinctually true!


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What was the number one takeaway for your family after all this research? Bruce Feiler: That all families have conflict. High–functioning families manage to keep that conflict under control. The headline of this entire book, to me, is that parents should spend less time worrying about the negative moments and focus on the positive. If you make those positive memories, they will outweigh the negative ones. While you’re doing all this adapting and talking, make sure you make time to go out and play. cs Bruce Feiler and The Secrets of Happy Families When: 10 a.m., Sunday, March 10 Where: JEA, 5111 Abercorn Street Cost: $8, free to JEA members Info: 912.355.8111 or

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The Mediterranean Hummus plate at Dub’s Pub, accompanied by Kalamata olives, celery stalks, cucumber cubes and yes, plenty of pita bread.

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The Live Oak Restaurant Group is making another run at the west end of River Street with its high–end bar food project Dub’s Pub. The group tried Cobblestone Conch House in the same location several years ago. On all counts — food, service and versatility— that project was a winner in every area except bringing in customers. Now, with a better view of the river due to some recent demolition and a bit more traffic at the west end, Dub’s Pub may just make this location go. The menu, designed by Chef Jonathon Massey, formerly of Rocks on the River, is lean, mean and inventive. There is not an overwhelming range of selections but that’s the formula to push out consistent dishes. Service is casual — plates are kitchen sheet pans lined with disposable paper. Menus are sheets screwed to wall paneling. Other serving dishes are a hodgepodge of shapes and sizes. But we weren’t looking at what was under the food; we were taken with the food itself. My party of three started with an appetizer of big, soft pretzels served with jalapeno beer cheese. The pretzels were hot and doughy, the beer cheese rich with chunks of fresh diced jalapeño pepper.

Ms. TJ opted for a green salad and another appetizer for her main course, Mediterranean Hummus. The big, deep bowl served a generous portion of housemade hummus, accompanied by Kalamata olives, celery stalks and cucumber cubes. Restaurant hummus is usually served with about half as many pita points as needed. That was not the case at Dub’s, where both the hummus and the toasted pita bread were generous enough to take some home. I chose the Falcon sandwich, a beautiful brioche bun stacked high with roasted chicken topped with peppered bacon, roasted tomatoes, honey mustard and herbed mayo. A lot of great flavors came out this humble sounding sandwich: The roasted tomatoes added a pleasing variation from the usual slice of hot house tomato found on most sandwiches around the city. House made chips are the staple side dish for sandwiches. Dub’s bar was hopping with diners and the accompanying game room was seeing some action, especially at its vintage shuffleboard machine, and the upstairs event room was full —all good signs that the west River Street location may be the right thing, at the right time. 225 W. River St., dubspub

Da Bombshell

Betty Bombers, the diner inside the American Legion on Bull Street, is now open for service 11 a.m. through late night Tuesday–Saturday. Diners find plenty of great causal food on Betty Bomber’s menu but I gotta say, the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich is my favorite. 1108 Bull St.

Veg Zone

Vegheads, the Asheville–based vegetarian restaurant, has opened at 35 Whitaker St. The vegan/vegetarian eatery opens at 10 a.m. daily and closes at 10 p.m. Monday–Thursday; midnight on Friday–Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Beer under the stars

The construction barricades are down and it looks like the remarkable transformation from vacant lot to beer garden at Moon River Brewing Company. This is stunning space adds an entirely new dimension to the historic (and haunted) building that houses Savannah’s only brewpub. The corner at Whitaker and Bay streets has been a boarded up eyesore since I came to Savannah in 1998 and it’s great to see a new, dynamic venture claim the space. cs

Mary Telfair and the Grand Tour — Rarely exhibited works from Mary Telfair’s collection, acquired primarily in Italy during her travels abroad. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Through Sept. 1. Masqued, an Exhibition of Photographs — A photography exhibition by William Palmer, exploring human anonymity through the use of masks. March 1 - 24 at The Butcher, 19 E. Bay St. Reception March 1, 7-10pm. Material Discovery: Angel Otero — New paintings and sculpture plus recent works. Part of 2013 deFINE ART. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Through May 5. Offering of the Angels: Masterworks from the Uffizi Gallery — Italian Renaissance Masterpieces from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Through March 30. Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W. York Street. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.,

Reception/open house for a show of student work from Melinda Borysevicz’s Studio School at Blick Friday night



Candice Breitz: Queen (A Portrait of Madonna) — Video artist Brietz’s multichannel video installation, featuring avid Italian Madonna fans performing their way through Madonna’s “Immaculate Collection” album. March 5 - July 14. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.,

Fusion — Florida-based photographer Ann Kemp in collaboration with fused glass artisan Denise Murphy. Through mid-March. 37th St. at Abercorn Antiques and Design, 201 E. Abercorn St.

Sitting in Savannah: Telfair Chairs and Sofas — Highlights Telfair Museums’ significant collection of chairs and sofas as functional objects and sculptural forms. Originally from the collections of 19th-century Savannahians and other collectors. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., and OwensThomas House, 124 Abercorn St. March 10-Oct. 7. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. The Studio School Group Show — A show of artwork by students from Melinda Borysevicz’s Studio School, on exhibit through April 15 at Blick Art Materials, 318 E. Broughton St. Reception/ open house March 8, 6-8pm.

Closing Orlando // A City By Dylan DeRose — In photographs, DeRose explores one’s relationship to the city of Orlando, Florida. Ashmore Gallery, 412 M. L. King Jr. Blvd. Through March 8.

Antonio Lopez and the World of Fashion Art — Curated by Andre Leon Talley. An overview of the work of fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez (1943-87) that appeared in Vogue, The New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily and Interview throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Through May 4. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Coastal Georgia Quilt Guild Exhibition — Quilts made by guild members in support of Quilts for Kids, for donation to children at hospitals, hospice, and homeless shelters. Guild members will conduct on site quilting demonstrations throughout the month. Call for demo schedule. Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 Northway, Darien. Show runs through March 31. Erasures — Paintings and works on paper by Jack Whitten, many on view for the first time. Through March 31 at SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Heaven’s Gate: Exhibition by Odili Donald Odita — Odita’s installation celebrates color and light within the museum through site-specific wall

paintings. Show runs through June 2. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. In the Pines — Recent work by three Savannah artists:Gordon Rabut, Mariel Zayas-Bazan, and Lucas Rager. Drawings, paintings and etchings. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull Street. Through April 1. Artists reception, Friday, March 29, 6-9 pm. Influence and Aftermath — The mixed media works of Roger Halligan and Jan Chenoweth, sculptors from Chattanooga, TN. March 1 - 23. Indigo Sky Community Gallery 915 Waters Ave. Ingrid Calame: Pit 4, Pit 7, Pit 9, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2006 — An installation that translates tracings from the speedway pits into one-to-one scale directly onto the museum wall. Through May 12. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. JEA Art Gallery March Exhibit — Small works and story-like illustrations in watercolor and ink by Sheala Bacon, paintings and wearable art by Margaret Clay and watercolor and photography by Xi Guo. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn. Through March 31. Jewish Journeys — An art exhibit and series of nearly two dozen free workshops, from drawing to bookbinding,

from painting to music appreciation, all based on Jewish culture, food and texts. Through March 17. Register for workshops at MStarArts. org. Morningstar Cultural Arts Group. Workshops Mar. 10, 14. Location: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. 912-355-8111 Joel Cothran — Small and large airbrush paintings on paper and panel by the South Carolina based artist. The Sparetime, 36 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd. Show runs through mid-March.

Othoniel — A presentation of large-scale steel and glass sculptures, and Precious Stonewall, by contemporary French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. Through May 4, SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.Part of 2013 deFINE ART. The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design — Using 40 chairs which span more than two centuries of design, this exhibition from homes, workplaces and public settings captures a slice of Americana that parallels the arc of US history. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. Through May 19.

Two Faced — An art show by Raabstract. Taca Sushi Lounge, 513 E. Oglethorpe. Through April 28. Unfamiliar Behavior: Works by Hye Yeon Nam — Nam is a digital media artist working in performance video, experimental interaction design and games, and robotic installations. Jepson Center, 207 W. York Street. Through April 28. Wait Weight Don’t Tell Me — Mary Hartman’s drawings on panel and paper in charcoal, graphite, pastel and acrylic wash. Through May at The Sparetime, 36 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd. Rosemarie Fiore: Firework Drawings — A selection of large-scale works on paper created using live fireworks and their pigments. Jan. 8 — May 12 at SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Classes Figure Drawing — Open model sessions on Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm and 6-9pm at The Studio School. thestudioschoolsavannah. com. Contact Melinda at 912484-6415. Spring Into Creativity-- Pottery Classes — Savannah’s Clay Spot offers spring pottery classes for adults and children, morning and evening classes available. Classes begin March and April. Lisa Alvarez Bradley, lisa@savannahsclayspot. com OR 912-509-4647. www. cs

Kathy Miller & Linda Whitt Smith — Long time Savannah artist Kathy Miller’s oil paintings and Linda Whitt Smith’s crystalline glazed ceramics. March 1 - 31 at Gallery 209, l209 East River Street. Light Paradox — Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe constructs intricate, site-specific sculptural installations of thread that produce visual effects and rays of spectral color. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. part of SCAD’s deFINE ART. Through April 10. Marcus Kenney: Fallen Animals — Kenney, renowned as a mixed media artist, returns to his photographic origins with an exhibition of black-and-white images, his first photography show since 1998. Pinnacle Gallery, 320 Liberty St. Through March 31. Part of deFINE Art.

Wearable art by Margaret Clay is on exhibit at the JEA through March, along with work by Xi Guo




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21 and Over, Jack the Giant Slayer, Last Exorcism, Dark Skies, Snitch, Die Hard, Escape From Planet Earth, Safe Haven, Identity Thief, Silver Linings Playbook

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Amour, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Safe Haven, Escape From Planet Earth, Jack the Giant Slayer

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21 and Over


It’s hard to imagine anybody who’s 21 and over truly getting much out of 21 and Over, but as far as these sorts of films go, this one isn’t as aggressively stupid as some. It’s written and directed by the same guys who penned The Hangover (Jon Lucas and Scott Moore), and I actually prefer it to that often insufferable comedy.

Quartet, The Lost Medallion, Phantom, Snitch, Beautiful Creatures, Escape From Planet Earth, Safe Haven, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook

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21 and Over, Jack the Giant Slayer, Dark Skies, Snitch, Escape From Planet Earth, Safe Haven, Identity Thief, Warm Bodies, Last Exorcism

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21 and Over, Jack the Giant Slayer, Last Exorcism, Dark Skies, Die Hard, Identity Thief, Side Effects, Warm Bodies, Django, Life of Pi, Argo


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21 and Over, Jack the Giant Slayer, Last Exorcism, Phantom, Dark Skies, Snitch, Escape From Planet Earth, Die Hard, Safe Haven, Identity Thief, Warm Bodies, Hansel & Gretel



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Of course, Lucas and Moore don’t stray too far from their cinematic bread ‘n’ butter. As in The Hangover, the movie opens with a story–already–in–progress scene that quickly jumps to flashback mode to show how the current mess ensnaring the protagonists initially evolved. The plot also involves copious amounts of drinking, resultant blackouts, characters in extremely compromising positions, an important engagement that might get missed and, the biggest telltale of all, a naked Asian man who’s as uninhibited as Ron Jeremy when it comes to jiggling his buttocks and wiggling his willy. There’s no Mike Tyson on hand, though, so at least the film has that going for it. Miles Teller, whose subtle and sensitive emoting opposite Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole is not at all required here, and Skylar Astin, Anna Kendrick’s romantic interest in last fall’s Pitch Perfect, respectively play the immature Miller and the responsible Casey, two college kids who spring a surprise visit on their friend Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) on the day of his 21st birthday. Their intent is to take him out for a night of boozing and carousing, a bad idea considering he has an important job interview at 8 the following morning. Nevertheless, Jeff Chang (his friends never call him by just his first name) finally agrees, and it’s amusing to watch as he flashes his I.D. to bouncers who, as noted, previously always mistook him for an underage Asian girl. It’s no surprise that the bombed Jeff Chang eventually passes out, but his two buddies have no idea where he lives. His address becomes a Holy Grail of higher education, with the guys engaging in a series of campus adventures as

they try to get him home before his intimidating dad (Francois Chau) arrives to take him to his interview. Despite the similarities to The Hangover, 21 and Over actually jostles even more in the direction of the sturdy Harold & Kumar franchise, a comparison that’s more pronounced given the comparable ages of the characters. Yet where the writers of the H&K films managed to employ ethnic stereotypes to puncture hypocrisy and prejudice, Lucas and Moore aren’t nearly as sharp when attempting to do likewise: The gags involving Jeff Chang aren’t particularly funny or challenging, the inclusion of a sorority full of angry Latinas is a major miscalculation, and the writers don’t even attempt to address African–Americans (not only are there no significant or supporting black characters, I’d be hard–pressed to recall if any black actors were even employed as background extras for any scenes). Yet the movie does get some things right. The casting of Teller and Astin, both appealing performers, is crucial. Their ability to carve out specific characters ultimately provides some resonance to the more sentimental and introspective moments that appear toward the end; this in turn prevents the picture from exploding like a grenade in its own face (as often happens when this type of film develops an insincere conscience right before the fadeout). The budding romance between Casey and a sorority girl named Nicole (Sarah Wright) is unexpectedly sweet, and the thorny relationship between Jeff Chang and his father is ably

handled. As for the scene involving some serious smooching between two of the male characters, while some might see it as an extension of this genre’s penchant for “gay panic” humor, I’m willing to give the filmmakers the benefit of the doubt and view it as an affront to homophobic louts who hypocritically see nothing wrong with lesbianism but want to smash skulls when the mere suggestion of even the most innocent guy–on–guy action is brought up. Knowing that this scene will upset frat boys is enough to justify its existence, if you ask me.



Let’s take care not to oversell this piece, which is the sort of genteel art–house offering that will thrill older audiences but seems unlikely to break out with those who don’t know Downton Abbey from Howards End. With his directorial debut, Dustin Hoffman has turned to a stage piece by Oscar–winning scribe Ronald Harwood (The Pianist), with the playwright himself tweaking this for the big screen. The result is a low–key charmer set in a British retirement home for musicians, where three of the four members of a beloved quartet now reside. Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay) is the most collected of the group; Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) is the flightiest; and Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly, the spring chicken of the primary performers at 70) is the randiest. When the final member of the quartet, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith), shows up to live at the residence, the other three have mixed emotions, since it was



Let’s face it: 2013 has so far been a brutal year for multiplex action stars. Jason Statham’s Parker has grossed $17 million, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand has earned $11 million and Sylvester Stallone’s Bullet to the Head has scraped together an especially anemic $9 million. (I’d like to think the only reason Bruce Willis’ awful A Good Day to Die Hard has earned a respectable $40 million to date is because it’s a franchise sequel; without John McClane as the hero, I expect it would have fared much worse.) Now Dwayne Johnson enters the fray with Snitch, and what’s interesting to note is that, while his fellow macho men are content to coast, the artist formerly known as The Rock actually attempts to do something different, appearing in a movie that, contrary to both expectations and popular belief, isn’t an action flick as much as a thoughtful drama peppered with a couple of requisite car chases and shootouts. Snitch is one of those movies that opens with a statement declaring it’s based on a true story – given the increased frequency of this claim

combined with the laxity with which it’s now employed, I expect to see such a header at the start of Jack the Giant Slayer and Iron Man 3, among other upcoming titles. At any rate, it’s the closing comment that resonates more deeply, the widely acknowledged one that nonviolent, first–time drug offenders generally face more prison time than murderers and rapists. Snitch analyzes that dire problem in the context of a drama about a father who makes Herculean sacrifices for the sake of his son. Jason (Rafi Gavron) is a college– bound kid who initially refuses but then reluctantly agrees to hold a shipment of ecstasy for his drug–dealing friend. But when the shipment arrives at his door, the Feds swoop in and arrest him; matters become even worse when, for the sake of a reduced sentence, his pal fingers him as the real drug dealer, a lie that leads to a mandatory 10–year sentence alongside hardened criminals. His dad John (Johnson), a respected business owner, finds that the prosecuting attorney (Susan Sarandon) won’t budge in the matter, so he offers her a deal: In exchange for reducing Jason’s sentence, John will go undercover and nab a real drug lord or two. Johnson isn’t exactly our most versatile movie star (although he was awfully funny in the otherwise dismal Get Shorty sequel, Be Cool), but he does possess charisma to burn, and it’s this natural screen presence that allows us to accept him in this role. His character’s sense of frustration and outrage over what’s happening to his son is palpable, and this sets up some interesting encounters opposite the ambitious d.a., a conscientious field agent (Barry Pepper, hiding underneath a biker–ready beard) and an ex–con (Jon Bernthal) who tries to help John while keeping his own record clean. I certainly don’t want to oversell the film: The direction by Ric Roman Waugh is more workmanlike than inspired, and the third act promises more thrills than it actually delivers (John states that he has this great plan to make everything right, but it proves to be about as complex as boiling water). Still, moviegoers finding themselves between The Rock and a bad choice – say, the aforementioned Die Hard debacle – might agree that the auditorium showing Snitch isn’t a hard place to be.

A Good Day to Die Hard


It’s been exactly a quarter–century since Bruce Willis became a movie star with the action classic Die Hard, but while 2013 finds the actor headlining the fifth film in the never–say– die series, it’s clear that A Good Day to Die Hard does his image — and his iconic character — no favors. John McClane, once an exciting screen presence, is now simply an old grouch who’s as dull and predictable as a presidential candidate in debate mode. The movie poster might as well read, “John McClane IS John McCain,” given that this dud isn’t likely to raise anyone’s pulse. The first Die Hard entry set outside the U.S., this finds McClane heading to Russia to check on his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney), who isn’t the druggie burnout he expected but rather a covert agent for the CIA. Jack’s mission is to extract a political prisoner, which becomes a mission impossible once Pappy McClane arrives on the scene and screws everything up. But no worries: Big Daddy has plenty of time to make amends, as he proceeds to blow away Russkies, save his son’s skin and rack up an obscene amount of collateral damage. The father–son/secret agent angle has already been recently used by Willis himself in last year’s The Cold Light of Day, a movie this one resembles in its dogged devotion to dimness. The story even pays a visit to Chernobyl, where the McClane boys take a bath in radioactive water, make bonding cracks about John’s (ergo, Bruce’s) baldness and bump into the tourists from last year’s horror flick Chernobyl Diaries. Just kidding on that last one; instead, they bump into scores of villains, one of whom suffers (spoiler, but who really gives a damn?) death–by–whirling– helicopter–blade. A unique cinematic demise? Not really: A character suffered the exact same fate in 1991’s execrable The Last Boy Scout, a film which — oh, yeah — also starred Bruce Willis. John McClane’s signature catchphrase “Yippee ki–yay” is uttered, though he’s more prone this time around to channeling City Slickers’ Billy Crystal by shouting, “I’m on vacation!” — a line that isn’t especially witty (or accurate) the first time he says it and certainly has worn out its welcome by the time he amends it to “I’m on fucking vacation!”

Unbelievably, this great character has made a complete transformation from a likable, sympathetic Everyman in 1988 to an arrogant, insufferable jerk in 2013. All traces of personality have disappeared, leaving only a plastic action figure merely going through the motions.



It won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. It earned Oscar nominations in five major–league categories, including Best Picture. Its writer–director and lead actress have each won or been nominated for over a dozen international awards. Clearly, Amour, Michael Haneke and Emmanuelle Riva don’t really need me to additionally sing their praises (although praise is indeed all I have), so let’s discuss Jean–Louis Trintignant for a moment. Julie Christie earned reams of awards for her portrayal of a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s in 2006’s Away from Her, yet for me, the best performance in that film was given by the largely overlooked Gordon Pinsent as her loving husband, a good man reacting to his wife’s condition with a believable mix of empathy, kindness and helpless frustration. In Amour, a bracing, brutal study of an octogenarian couple and the final snatch of time they have together, Trintignant plays a comparable role to that of Pinsent. Riva’s character, a former music teacher named Anne, has started to wear down, more in the physical sense but a bit in the mental department as well. Her husband Georges does what he can to keep her comfortable – and, as her body continues to deteriorate, he also tries to keep her alive, refusing to allow her to give up on him, on herself or on the life they built together. Riva’s performance is indeed amazing – watching Anne’s fierce pride attempt to claw its way through the vagaries of her body is heartbreaking – but no less impressive is the turn by Trintignant. Georges brooks no interference from outsiders – whether it’s the caregiver who insultingly treats Anne like an infant or his own well– meaning daughter (Isabelle Huppert) – and the actor applies a testiness to his portrayal that provides it with continues on p. 46


her actions that split up the group as well as sabotaged her own marriage to Reginald. But despite any prior misgivings, the three decide to talk Jean into joining them for a historic re–teaming at the home’s fundraising concert. As expected, Connolly ends up with the bulk of the choice quips as his Wilfred Bond lusts after the ladies – it takes a skilled comedian to avoid turning the character into an off–putting lecher, and he pulls it off (his crack about “wood” is priceless). Collins’ Cecily, meanwhile, earns our sympathy as the one most affected by the downside of advancing age (specifically, what it does to the mind), while Smith and Courtenay make a handsome pair as their characters try to discover if there’s anything left to salvage from their past love. As the cherry on top, Michael Gambon – Dumbledore himself – turns up as the easily agitated director of the home’s musical program. Like everyone else involved with Quartet, the actor seems to be having a good time – a sentiment shared by viewers tuned into this melodic chamber piece.


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additional heft. Because this is a Haneke production, the man behind Cache and Funny Games doesn’t forsake his usual abstractions (the ending has already been interpreted in several different ways, with no theory rising above the rest), and there’s also a slight yet familiar chill that wafts through the entire movie. Yet Haneke exhibits nothing but warmth and devotion toward his central couple, and his movie ends up serving as a testimonial not only to these universal characters but also to the two French icons portraying them.



Emma Thompson delivers the worst performance of her distinguished career, Jeremy Irons resists the urge to have the producers sign his paycheck even as the cameras are rolling on him, and the exaggerated accents by a significant chunk of the cast are no more authentically Southern than the Great Wall of China. And so it goes with Beautiful

Creatures, writer–director Richard LaGravenese’s dreary adaptation of a Young Adult novel penned by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Set in a fictional South Carolina town — the type where Civil War reenactments are more popular than Christmas, and books like To Kill a Mockingbird are banned – the story focuses on rebel without a clue Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) and the strange situations he encounters when new girl Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert, Jane Campion’s daughter) turns up as a new student at his high school. Ethan works hard to befriend the girl, who is otherwise ostracized by local goobers — like the Bible–thumping Mrs. Lincoln (Thompson) — who already fear her eccentric uncle (Irons). Ethan eventually learns that Lena comes from a family of Casters (the preferred word for witches) and, like Luke Skywalker before her, she will end up either succumbing to the dark side or crusading for goodness by taking up arms against an evil parent. Sparkly vampires suddenly look very appealing when compared to the

Gothic witches on display here. For all the vitriol directed at the shaky Twilight series, all of its entries are definitely better than this dull and insipid movie, a trial run meant to gauge viewer interest in another series aimed at younger audiences. To the kids whose possible attendance will decide its fate, allow me to quote Nancy Reagan: Just say no.

Zero Dark Thirty


Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty recalls what Woodrow Wilson reportedly said after screening D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation: “It’s like history written with lightning.” Like that silent classic, this galvanizing picture is a work that’s steeped in controversy, yet unlike that hearty shout–out to the glories of the Ku Klux Klan, the uproar here isn’t nearly as clear–cut as it was when confronted with Griffith’s racist ideologies. Bigelow reteams with scripter Mark Boal for a movie that relates in painstaking detail the CIA’s decade–long

search for terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Delivering a sublime performance of ferocious intensity, Jessica Chastain headlines as Maya, an agency operative who makes it her personal mission to 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, Maya is determined to see this through to the end, no matter how much resistance she meets from her superiors in this patriarchal organization. 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. 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. CS

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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! [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.

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

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

Benefits 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., 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.

Forsyth Farmers’ Market Seeks Sponsors

Forsyth Farmers’ Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities start at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. or email for information. [091512]

Guatemala Connection Latin Evening

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: 912-3558527 $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.

Karma Yoga Class for Local Charities

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

Register Now for February’s Seacrest Race for Preservation

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

Savannah Children’s Choir Spaghetti Supper

Monday, February 11, 4 - 7pm, a preValentine’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: 912-2284758 or

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. 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 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 or call the Gala Hotline at 912-525-5821.

Call for Entries Call for Artists to Contribute Artwork

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.

Fast Pitch 2013 Submissions Sought

The Creative Coast Alliance seeks budding entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to potential investors. See 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 Information: 912-233-7787 or

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, email kitty.karr@, 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, For more information, contact the Clerk of Council at (912) 651-6442 or email clerkofcouncil@

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 are allowed. Material must be family-friendly. Review the “Information for Performers” info at 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@ [120212]

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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 A complete list of classes and class descriptions are available at http://www. [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

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 [112512]

Art Classes at the Studio School.

Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. Learn more at or contact Melinda: 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:

Beading Classes

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

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 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

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

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 ( 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@ [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:, 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: 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:, 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@

Drawing Instruction

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

DUI Prevention Group

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

English for Second Language Classes

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

Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops a month to assist citizens who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support and/or visitation and contempt. Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 4:30-7:30pm. 2nd Monday, 2-5pm. 4th Thursday 10am-1pm. Fee:$30 to cover all documents needed to file. Register at or 912-354-6686. [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 conted/cesavannahmenu.html, call the Coastal Georgia Center 912-644-5967; or email

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, www.feldenkrais. com. [010613]

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, www.feldenkrais. com. [010613]

Free Fitness Boot Camp

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,

Group Guitar Lessons

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

Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

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

Guitar, Mandolin or bass guitar Lessons

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

Homeschool Music Classes

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

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

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

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 cast-on, 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

Learn to Speak Spanish

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

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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 [062812]

New Horizons Adult Band Program

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

Novel Writing

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

Open Pottery Studio at Savannah’s Clay Spot

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

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, 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

Russian Language Classes

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

Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

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

Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

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

Sewing Classes

Classes and individualized sewing instruction from Laurie, 912-358-8989. Email: lr_bryant@ [111112]

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. Savannah Sewing Academy, 1917 Bull Street , Savannah


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]

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: 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 carries over well as a foundation technique for different styles including opera, pop, rock and cabaret. Fridays 5.30-8-30pm, Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 W State St Savannah, 3rd floor. 786-247-9923 [062512]

Spanish Classes

Learn Spanish for life and grow your business. Spanish courses to professionals in the Savannah area offered by Conquistador Spanish Language Institute, LLC. Classes offered in series. “Beginner Spanish for Professionals” course. Introductory price $155 + Textbook ($12.95) Instructor: Bertha E. Hernandez, M.Ed & Native Speaker. Registration: www. 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, 912-644-5967, or

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. or call Ann Carroll at (912) 704-7650 or [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,,

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

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1 Smoky entree 5 It may be enough 9 Picks a candidate 14 *Phrase once heard before a long beep 16 What “X” may mean 17 *Part of a memorable anti-drug commercial 18 He jumps on turtles frequently 19 Former Texas Governor Richards 20 Karaoke joint, usually 21 Viper relative 23 Unit of resistance 24 Fire, euphemistically 26 *Cliche line from bank robbers 28 Furniture maker ___ Allen 31 Mentalist Geller 32 *Short poem by William Carlos Williams 36 Cyberspace 40 St. Louis attraction 41 Brilliance 43 Up to the task 44 “But you told me that...” retort 46 *1995 hit for Montell Jordan 48 Backtalk 50 Windshield problem 51 *Game show intro 55 Like Boston accents, as it were 59 Fight club? 60 Howard in the director’s chair 61 Number cruncher 63 Snitch 64 Tabriz resident 66 *Dignified (but angry) complaint 69 Kenneth and Ashley 70 *Movie with the line “It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever” 71 Make into law 72 Sea birds 73 Mumford & ___


1 Kingly 2 “___ ear and out the other”

3 Dull 4 Leb. neighbor 5 ___ vez (“again,” in Spanish) 6 Handy 7 Series set in Las Vegas 8 Lab heaters 9 “Twilight” characters 10 ___ Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg’s “Ghost” role) 11 “Dinosaur Hunter” in a Nintendo series 12 Former Secretary of State Root 13 Broadway show with trash can lids 15 Comedian Bud 22 “The Fifth Beatle” Sutcliffe 25 Start seeing a shrink 26 Comparison 27 Military school, with “The” 29 Tilling tool 30 Writer Sholem 32 ___ alai 33 It usually starts with www. 34 Chem., e.g. 35 Small ship 37 “Girls” network 38 Peyton’s brother 39 No longer working: abbr. 42 Airline until 2001 45 Bridget Jones or Samuel Pepys 47 List of mistakes 49 Paid athlete 51 Power 52 Actor Zac 53 Florida city 54 Enzyme that breaks down genetic material 56 One of the Muses 57 “Cosmos” author Carl 58 Front porch attachment 61 Quarter, say 62 Painful plays on words 65 Japanese computer company 67 “This American Life” network 68 “Treasure Island” monogram


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first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. Email: Kaza Ayersman, or visit [062912]

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

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

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Ink Slingers Writing Group

A creative writing group for writers of poetry, prose or undefinable creative ventures. Based 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. [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@ [062912]

Islands MOPS

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

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

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

Low Country Turners

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

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

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]

Peacock Guild-For Writers and Book Lovers

Business Networking on the Islands

Chatham Sailing Club

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

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

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

Energy Healers

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

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

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

Honor Flight Savannah

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

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@ or visit [062912]

Safe Kids Savannah

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

Savannah Art Association

The non-profit art association, the Southeast’s

oldest, is taking applications for membership. Workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Information: 912232-7731 [062912]

Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets the 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 ( 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 ( 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 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 [062912] [062912]


Savannah Toastmasters

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

Savannah Writers Group

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

Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers

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

The Freedom Network

An international, leaderless network of individuals seeking practical methods for achieving more freedom in an unfree world, via non-political methods. For individualists, non-conformists, anarcho-libertarians, social misfits, voluntarists, conspiracy theorists, “permanent tourists” etc. Savannah meetings/ discussions twice monthly on Thursdays at 8.30 pm. Discussion subjects and meeting locations will vary. No politics, no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. For next meeting details email: [072212]

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

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

Savannah Go Green

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Savannah Jaycees

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

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

Savannah Newcomers Club

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

Savannah Parrot Head Club

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out for the events calendar or e-mail: savannahphc@ [112512]

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Mulberry Inn. http://www.savannahsunrisero-

Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 9273356. [063012] Meets the second Tuesday of every month (except October), 6:00 pm at Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Call 912-2323549 or email for more information. [063012]

Conferences Innovative Ideas in Literacy Conference

For administrators, teachers, literacy coaches, future educators, parents and anyone who wants to help k-12 students to become better readers and writers in all content areas. Keynote speaker: Barry Lane, education writer, on “Rigor Without Mortis: Teaching Informative Writing with a Passion.” Breakout sessions follow on varied topics related to teaching writing. Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m. at the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Presented by Armstrong’s Coastal Savannah Writing Project (CSWP), the College of Education’s professional development program for primary, middle and secondary school teachers. Advanced registration required. See schedules and registration forms www.cswp.armstrong. edu and on the CSWP Facebook page. www. Information: 91234402702 or

C.C. Express Dance Team

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

Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

Tue: 8-9/9-10pm, Thur: 8-9/9-10pm, Sun 5-6/6-7pm. Lessons at Salon de Baile, 7048 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA 31406. Visit us at for more information. [111112]

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

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

Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

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

Irish Dance Classes

Adult Ballet Class

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

Adult Dance and Fitness Classes

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

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Argentine Tango

Effective December 2012, the time for Argentine Tango lessons is Sundays, 1:30 - 3:30pm. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email [120912]

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

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

Modern Dance Class

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912354-5586. [062812]

Pole Dancing Classes

2:30pm daily. Reservations available for other times. Information: 912-525-5023 or [062412]

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7-8pm. Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 Montgomery Cross Roads. $5 per class, discounts available with punch card purchase. All levels welcome. Call: 912-596-1952

Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice

The local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Saturday at Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. If you’re interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance, come join us! South end of Forsyth Park, just past the Farmer’s Market. Free. [072212]

Events Farm a la Carte: A Mobile Farmers Market

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

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Farmer’s Market and Fleatique on Wilmington Island

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

Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn Street, on this 20-30 minute tour, its restoration, architectural notes and touch on the history of theatre and early cinema. $4 per person, cash or check only. Group rates for 10 or more. School trips available. Times: No reservations needed for 10:30am, 1:30pm and

Savannah Dance Club

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

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

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

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

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

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

Zumba & Zumba Toning with Anne

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

Savannah Shag Club

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

Amateur Night

Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing

Learn how to swing dance - for free! Half hour lesson and then open dancing. No partner or experience necessary. Savannah Swing Cats, Thursdays, 7:30 - 10:30p.m. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St.

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(March 21–April 19) Maybe you’re not literally in exile. You haven’t been forced to abandon your home and you haven’t been driven from your power spot against your will. But you may nevertheless be feeling banished or displaced. It could be due to one of the conditions that storyteller Michael Meade names: “We may experience exile as a lack of recognition, a period of transition, an identity crisis, a place of stuckness, or else having a gift and no place to give it.” Do any of those describe your current predicament, Aries? The good news, Meade says, is that exile can shock you awake to the truth about where you belong. It can rouse your irrepressible motivation to get back to your rightful place.


(April 20–May 20) Do you have a recurring nightmare that has plagued you? If so, I suspect it will recur again soon. Only this time, Taurus, you will beat it. You will trick or escape or defeat the monster that’s chasing you. Or else you will outrun the molten lava or disperse the tornado or fly up off the ground until the earth stops shaking. Congratulations on this epic shift, Taurus. Forever after you will have more power over the scary thing that has had so much power over you.


(May 21–June 20) The following request for advice appeared on “My identical twin is stuck in an alternate dimension and she can only communicate with me by appearing as my own reflection in mirrors and windows. How can I tell her I don’t like what she’s done to her hair?” This question is a variant of a type of dilemma that many of you Geminis are experiencing right now, so I’ll respond to it here. I’m happy to say that you will soon get an unprecedented chance to commune directly with your alter egos. Your evil twin will be more available than usual to engage in meaningful dialog. So will your doppelganger, your shadow, your mirror self, and your stuntperson.


(June 21–July 22) Usually I advise Cancerians to draw up precise borders and maintain clear boundaries. As a Crab myself, I know how impor-

tant it is for our well–being that we neither leak our life force all over everything nor allow others to leak their life force all over us. We thrive on making definitive choices and strong commitments. We get into trouble when we’re wishy– washy about what we want. OK. Having said all that fatherly stuff, I now want to grant you a partial and temporary license to get a little wild and fuzzy. Don’t overdo it, of course, but explore the smart fun you can have by breaking some of your own rules and transgressing some of the usual limits.


(July 23–Aug. 22) In the course of formulating his theory of evolution, Charles Darwin read many books. He developed a rather ruthless approach to getting what he needed out of them. If there was a particular part of a book that he didn’t find useful, he simply tore it out, cast it aside, and kept the rest. I recommend this as a general strategy for you in the coming week, Leo. In every situation you’re in, figure out what’s most valuable to you and home in on that. For now, forget the irrelevant and extraneous stuff.


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) Here’s a passage from Charles Dickens’ novel *Great Expectations*: “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Judging from the astrological omens, Virgo, I suspect your life may be like that in the coming days. The emotional tone could be sharply mixed, with high contrasts between vivid sensations. The nature of your opportunities may seem warm and bright one moment, cool and dark the next. If you regard this as interesting rather than difficult, it won’t be a problem, but rather an adventure.


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) “I worked as a hair stylist in Chicago’s Gold Coast for 20 years with some of the most gorgeous woman and men in the world,” writes sculptor Rich Thomson. “Once I asked a photographer who shot for the big magazines how he picked out the very best models from among all these great–looking people. His response: ’Flaws. Our flaws are what make us inter-

esting, special, and exotic. They define us.’” My challenge to you, Libra, is to meditate on how your supposed imperfections and oddities are essential to your unique beauty. It’s a perfect moment to celebrate –– and make good use of –– your idiosyncrasies.


I resolved to clean up my own speech –– to make sure I don’t do anything close to what she does. This is a strategy I suggest for you, Capricorn: Identify interesting people who are not fully living up to their potential, and change yourself in the exact ways you wish they would change.

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21)


The genius of Leonardo da Vinci was in part fueled by his buoyant curiosity. In his work as an artist, musician, inventor, engineer, and writer, he drew inspiration from pretty much everything. He’s your role model for the coming week, Scorpio. Just assume that you will find useful cues and clues wherever you go. Act as if the world is full of teachers who have revelations and guidance specifically meant for you. Here’s some advice from da Vinci himself: “It should not be hard for you to stop sometimes and look into the stains of walls, or ashes of a fire, or clouds, or mud or like places, in which, if you consider them well, you may find really marvelous ideas.”

The German word *Verschlimmbesserung* refers to an attempted improvement that actually makes things worse. Be on guard against this, Aquarius. I fear that as you tinker, you may try too hard. I’m worried you’ll be led astray by neurotic perfectionism. To make sure that your enhancements and enrichments will indeed be successful, keep these guidelines in mind: 1. Think about how to make things work better, not how to make things look better. 2. Be humble and relaxed. Don’t worry about saving face and don’t overwork yourself. 3. Forget about short–term fixes; serve long–range goals.

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18)



Ready for a reality check? It’s time to assess how well you know the fundamental facts about where you are located. So let me ask you: Do you know which direction north is? Where does the water you drink come from? What phase of the moon is it today? What was the indigenous culture that once lived where you live now? Where is the power plant that generates the electricity you use? Can you name any constellations that are currently in the night sky? What species of trees do you see every day? Use these questions as a starting point as you deepen your connection with your specific neighborhood on planet Earth. Get yourself grounded!

“Telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen,” says musician and businessman Derek Sivers. Numerous studies demonstrate that when you talk about your great new idea before you actually do it, your brain chemistry does an unexpected thing. It gives you the feeling that you have already accomplished the great new idea –– thereby sapping your willpower to make the effort necessary to accomplish it! The moral of the story: Don’t brag about what you’re going to do someday. Don’t entertain people at parties with your fabulous plans. Shut up and get to work. This is especially important advice for you right now.

(Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

There’s a writer I know whose work is brilliant. Her ideas are fascinating. She’s a champion of political issues I hold dear. She’s well–read and smarter than me. Yet her speech is careless and sloppy. She rambles and interrupts herself. She says “uh,” “you know,” and “I mean” so frequently that I find it hard to listen, even when she’s saying things I admire. I considered telling her about this, but decided against it. She’s an acquaintance, not a friend. Instead,

(Feb. 19–March 20)

AHA in the AM

“Aha in the AM” from 7:30-9am, Mondays and Fridays. The Anahata Healing Arts (AHA) Sanctuary is open to free form yoga/movement with guided mediation. Great way to start and end your work week. AHA offers a sacred, creative environment for the community to co-create and channel positive energy which supports emotions, strengthens bodies, and sustains spirits. Location: Anahata Healing Arts, 2424 Drayton St., Unit B. Email for weekly theme, Fee: donations. Information: [120212]

Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park

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

Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park

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

Basic Zumba & Zumba Toning Classes with Mai

Mondays, Lake Mayer in the Community Center from 8:30am - 9:30am. Zumba Toning at the JEA (Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St) Mondays @ 6 pm. Free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers. Basic Zumba Tues & Thurs 1010:45am, Curves in Sav’h Mall, $3/members, $5/ Gen. Adm. Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm, St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class. Weds 9:30-10:15am, Frank Murray Community Center, Wilmington Island, $3. Bring water, proper shoes and attire. Contact Mai @ 912-604-9890. [081912]

Beastmode Fitness Group Training

Train with the elite Beastmode Fitness team. We have a total body program that ​trims, tones and gets results. Personal Training options also available. Hours: 5:00 AM - 6:00 AM, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM. West Broad St. YMCA, 1110 May St. [010613]

Bellydance Fusion Classes

Fusion bellydance mixes ballet, jazz and hip hop into a unique, high energy style of dance. Classes include drills and choreographies for all levels. Small classes held several days a week in downtown Savannah, and upon request. $10 per person. Contact Christa at bohemianbeats. com [012713]

Blue Water Yoga

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Fitness Classes at the JEA

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

Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

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

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

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

Pilates Classes

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

Pregnancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 6-week sessions. Thursdays 6- 7:15pm at Savannah Yoga Center, 1319 Bull Street. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Course fee: $100. Contact Ann Carroll at (912) 704-7650 or ann@ [121312]

Savannah Climbing CoOp Ladies Night

Every Wednesday women climb for half price from 6pm - 10pm. $5. 302 W Victory Drive, Suite D. [091012]

Savannah Disc Golf Club

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

Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club

Get in shape for 2013. Join the Savannah Striders Running Club for only $10. This is a one-year fully activated membership open to new members only. We will inspire you and help you reach your fitness goals for 2013. Free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs with diverse and health-minded people. Advice from mentors. Access to a quality website with beneficial information. Monthly meetings with relevant and exciting speakers. Frequent social events (let’s just say this group knows how to have a good time.) Sign up at www.savystrider. com. Click on “member signup” or find us on

She “OMS” It: Teen Girls’ Yoga

An opportunity for teen girls to try yoga, to develop strength, balance and capacity for compassionate relationships, positive body image, selfconfidence, tools for stress management mood balancing. Six classes for $90. Mondays, 3:305:00pm or Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30pm. Please pre-register: date of first class will only be scheduled after at least five people register. Erica Odom RYT, CPT & Kate Jacobson RYT, MSW. Ganesha’s Place, 2323 Barnard St. Information and pre-registration: 912-665-4199 or [010613]

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Stand-up paddleboarding lessons and tours. A great way get out on the water and to stay fit. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee

Island. or 912484-3200. [093012]

The Yoga Room

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

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

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

Zumba Classes with Mai and Anne

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

Zumba Fitness (R) Classes with April

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

Zumba Fitness and Toning Classes with Anne

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

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

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

Gay AA Meeting

True Colors AA Group, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays at 7:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E Harris St, 2nd floor. Note: this is a new location effective 11/2012. [111912]

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Savannah Pride, Inc.

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

Stand Out Youth

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

What Makes A Family

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

Health Bariatric Surgery Information Session

Held the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Mercer Auditorium in the Hoskins Center, Memorial University Medical Center. Provides information about bariatric surgery and the program at Memorial Health Bariatrics. Learn about the surgical procedures offered, support and education programs involved, and how bariatric surgery can change your life. For more information, call 912-350-DIET (3438) or visit There is no charge to attend. [120912]

Free hearing & speech screening

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

Welcome to Yoga - Or What’s In It For Me?

Curious about yoga? This class is a chance to explore some of yoga’s many potential benefits including: easing tension, discomfort & pain in the body; slowing down thinking to improve concentration and focus; calming emotional reactions in stressful times. If you are in less than great physical condition, nervous, but curious about yoga this could be YOUR class. $10 Wednesdays 9:30 -10:45am Ganesha’s Place 2323 Barnard St.912-655-4192 [011313]

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Armstrong Participates in Prescription Drug Drop-off Program

Armstrong Atlantic State University now hosts a permanent drop box for accepting unused prescription drugs, as Savannah’s location for the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) drug drop-off program. The drop box is located in the lobby of the university police building on campus, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah. Open 24 hours a day, year-round. Open to the public. All drop-offs are confidential. information: Armstrong Police Department at 912-344-3333. All items will be collected and destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Department

Free, Walk-in HIV testing is available at the Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive, from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday. No appointment needed. Test results are available in 20 minutes. A follow up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Information: 912-644-5217 [111112]

Health Care for Uninsured People

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


Teaches the mom and her birth partner to use her natural instincts, trust her body, release emotions and facilitate relaxation during labor and delivery. The series of five classes are held on Monday evenings starting at 6 PM at 100 Riverview Drive. Reservations are required. Private classes available. $300 for group sessions, $600 for private sessions. Call Ann Carroll at (912) 704-7650 to verify dates and space availability or e-mail her at carroll3620@ [121612]

La Leche League of Savannah

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

Living Smart Fitness Club

An exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes offered by St. Joseph’s/ Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John. S. Delaware Center from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM. On Tuesdays from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, the classes are held at the center on 1910 Abercorn Street. Zumba

(Tuesdays). Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises. (Mondays & Wednesdays). Information: 912-447-6605. [062812]

Planned Parenthood Hotline


the Talahi Island Community Center. Tue. & Thur. 5:45 -7:00 Fri. 9:30-10:30a For info email or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. [063012]

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Yoga on the Beach at Tybee


First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154. [062812] Held on Wednesdays and Fridays, at Tybee’s North End, weather permitting, from 7am-8am. Come to the North Beach Public Parking area, Gulick Street walkover (next to lifeguard stand #2). Drop-ins encouraged! The class is by donation and is a multi-level class, Hatha I & II, IntegralÃ’ Yoga style. Instructor: Ann Carroll, RYT, 500 hour level. Bring yoga mat or beach towel. Call or e-mail Ann for more information at (912) 704~7650 or [070812]

Nature and Environment Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

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

The Dolphin Project

The Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at your school, club or organization. We offer a fascinating powerpoint with sound and video about our estuarine dolphins and their environment. Ageappropriate programs and related handouts. [062712]

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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

Walk on the Wild Side

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

Wilderness Southeast

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


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One side of duplex,one level. Southside. Conveniently located to elementary school. $79,900. Investors welcome. 912-308-0550

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Nice neighborhoods, spacious. $850/rent & up. Will work with deposit. 912-659-2415

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 $850/rent, $800/deposit. Section 8 Accepted

3BR/1BA, Conveniently locatedSouthside. Fenced yard,newly painted,total electric,carport. $890/month, $800/cash deposit. Small pets under 20 lbs. OK.No calls after 8pm, 912-308-0206 Happenings: All the info about clubs, groups and events. Only at


3BR/2 BATH for rent, located 4 miles West of I-95 on Hwy. 204. $500 per month. Call 912-661-1516

2300 SQ.FT. 3BR/2.5BA, double garage, on 3 acres. $1000/month. Hassell Realty Company, 912-234-1291

3BR APTS. FOR RENT located at 623 West 48th & 656 East 36th. Also Efficiency Apt $250/month. Call 912-232-3355 after 4pm. 608 W. 46th St 3BR/1 BA, CH/A $

2 BEDROOM HOUSES For 825mo/600/dep. Rent, $425-$650/month. Has- 1009 Cope St 3BR/1BA, CH/A $ sell Realty Company, 875mo / $600dep. 912-234-1291 912-355-2344

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2 BD, 1 BATH APTS. Clean, Quiet. Near busline. Lights, water included. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. $205/wk. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909 Happenings: All the info about clubs, groups and events. Only at 807 BOWDEN STREET: 3BR/1.5BA Newly renovated house for rent. LR, DR, kitchen, washer/dryer included, fenced yard. $400/deposit, $750/monthly. 912-234-0702


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HOUSES 4 Bedrooms 623 Windsor Rd $1200 3 Bedrooms 215 Laurelwood $895 5637 Betty Dr. $875 714 Beauregard $825 2214 E.43rd St. $825 2 Soling Ave $875 1906 E.58th St. $750 401 N.Baldwin Cir. $725

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• 318 Forrest Ave. 3BR/1.5BA $825 • 13 Hibiscus Ave. 4BR/1BA $825 Call 927-2853 or 507-7934


3BR/2BA, carpet, fenced yard. Quiet street. $725/month + deposit. No Section 8. 912-234-0548 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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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.


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AVAILABLE ROOMS: CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, ceiling fans. $115-$145 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 EAST SAVANNAH ROOMMATES WANTED VERY CLEAN. Stove, refrigerator, cable, washer/dryer included. On bus line. Starting at $125/week. Call 912-961-2842


$100 & Up Furnished, includes utilities, central heat/air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0181.


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.


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 SECTION 8 OR SMOKING ACCEPTED. Military & Police discounts. 1yr. lease. $939/rent, $979/security deposit. 912-920-1936 Happenings: All the info about clubs, groups and events. Only at


Available Now. 3BR/1.5BA, family room has been used as 4th BR, new CH&A, new interior paint, new energy efficient windows and sliding doors. Conveniently located. NO SECTION 8 OR SMOKING ACCEPTED. $949/month, $989/security deposit. Military or Police Discount. 912-920-1936


Really nice inside & out! Available now! 3BR/1.5BA, LR, DR, new wood floors, new paint interior & exterior, new vinyl floors in baths, new ceiling fans, new high-efficiency windows & sliding glass door, utility room, carport. NO SECTION 8 OR SMOKING ACCEPTED. $929/rent, $979/security deposit. 912-920-1936

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 Washer & Dryer, CH/A great location, $140-$150 weekly Please Call Jason 912-401-8899

You’ll Like this! Roommate Wanted To Share 2BR/1BA Apt. Ferguson Ave near Skidaway Island. Kitchen/dining room, living room/lanai, fully furnished, CH/A, cable, utilities included. $550/mo. 912-344-4216 transportation 900

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1992- Chevrolet Tiara, good condition, good tires, interior/exterior good condition. 74K $7,000.00 912-354-3609 BUICK Century, 1993- One owner, V6, Auto, Power, PL, AC, AM/FM cassette, excellent condition. Best offer. 912-844-0778 CHRYSLER Sebring, 2001Automatic, cold A/C, extra clean, low miles. $2,450. Call 441-2150 Dirt Track 604 Crate Motor CHEVROLET 350 604 Crate Motor, 12races, 400 HP, complete with Carburetor, Byron Curry tuned. $2,500. 828-734-0191. (912)897-2553


Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. MERCURY Cougar, 1986- Very low 70,000 miles. Dependable mechanics, new tires, attractive grey color $2250 OBO. Call 912-236-5410 after 5pm. Motorcycles/ AtVs 940

HARLEY-DAVIDSON, Used, Anniversary Copper/Black. Limited Edition #1398 of 2000. 25k miles. $12,995. Contact Lance at Savannah HarleyDavidson 912-925-0005 Boats & accessories 950

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