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Film: Mystery Screening & 72nd Birthday Tribute to Cult Movie Writer & Director Larry Cohen

Wednesday Baseball: Pack the Park Wednesday at the Sand Gnats

What: The Sand Gnats vs. Augusta Green Jackets, for a great cause. Wednesdays feature a different charity or non-profit organization each week. Proceeds from all tickets sold directly from the organization benefit them. Box office sales are not included. When: 7:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Cost: $7 general admission Info: sandgnats.com

coffee.deli: Grand Opening & Humane Society Benefit What: A kick-off party for this

new business, a tweetup/meetup (#heycoffeedeli) and a benefit, hosted by co-owners Paula Letcher and Johnny Baker. The Humane Society is in need of: high efficiency detergent, doggie training treats, dog toys, nonclumping cat litter. When: 5-8 p.m Where: coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St. Cost: Free. Bring items for Humane Society. Info: 912-352-7818. coffeedelisavannah. com.

Encore Broadcast of Opera Live in HD: Armida What: The Metropolitan Opera’s 2013

Summer Encores Schedule presents celebrated American soprano Renee Fleming as the mystical sorceress in one of the greatest virtuoso roles from the bel canto repertory. Originally transmitted live on May 1, 2010. When: 7 p.m Where: Regal Savannah Stadium 10, 1132 Shawnee St. Cost: $12.50 (additional svce. charge may apply) Info: metopera.org/hdlive

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York Accents: The New York Influence on Telfair’s Collections, an exhibition up through July 2014. When: 6 p.m Where: Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Info: telfair.org

What: Psychotronic Film Society salutes the life and legacy of a great in cult and exploitation film making, best known for Bone, It's Alive, Hell up in Harlem, and others. Suitable for Ages 15+ When: 8 p.m Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: SentientBean.com

Speakeasy Cabaret: Mercer & Savannah Night

Low-cost Pet Vaccine Clinic

What: $12 per vaccine for dogs and cats. Clinic services provided by Landmark Veterinary Services. Cash only. Two pet maximum per person. When: $25 microchipping per pet. 5:306:30 p.m Where: TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. Info: 912-691-8788. tailsspin.com

Supermarket Walk and Talk

What: Heartbeats for Life sponsors this healthy tour of the grocery store, on the different choices available for a healthy, low-fat, plant based diet. When: 2 p.m Where: Kroger (Mall Blvd), 318 Mall Blvd. Cost: Free. Must RSVP to attend. Info: 585-370-3374

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Baseball: Savannah Sand Gnats Military Appreciation Night & Thirsty Thursday What: Connect Savannah sponsors

another Thursday with half price draft beer and soda. First 100 active duty military with ID receive free T-shirt. Oh, and the Sand Gnats take on the Augusta Greenjackets.

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Cost: $7 Gen. Adm. Info: sandgnats.com

LaunchSavannah: Ted Dennard, Savannah Bee Company

What: Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off its newest membership group, for the age 22-40 set, with a talk by the founder of Savannah Bee Company. RSVP required. When: 5:30 p.m Where: Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 West Bay St. Cost: $10 Info: 912-644-6422. dhunt@savannahchamber.com

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When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Info: sentientbean.com

Savannahians in New York/New Yorkers in Savannah: Regional and Post-1945 Art from Telfair Museums

What: The music of Savannah’s Johnny Mercer, performed by Kim Polote, Roger Moss, Trae Gurley, and Cat Yates. Kim Steiner on piano. The bar will be open and this speakeasy is also BYOB (Bring Your Own Bootleg) 1920s speakeasy style. A $10 corkage fee applies (No liquor, please). When: 8 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $20 Gen. Adm. $10 students. Info: 912-525-5040. lucastheatre.com

Supermarket Walk and Talk

What: Heartbeats for Life sponsors this healthy tour of the grocery store, on the different choices available for a healthy, low-fat, plant based diet. When: 7 p.m Where: Kroger (Mall Blvd), 318 Mall Blvd. Cost: Free. Must RSVP to attend. Info: 585-370-3374

Theater: A Company of Wayward Saints

What: Armstrong's theater program presents a comedy by George Herman, performed in Jenkins Hall Theater. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. When: 7:30pm Thurs-Sat., 3pm Sun Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. Info: 912-344-2801. armstrong.edu

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Humane Society Flash Mob at the Sand Gnats Game

What: Humane Society for Greater Savannah is putting on this Flash Mob during the Sand Gnats/Greenville game. At least 100 volunteers needed. Free game ticket for flash mob dancers. Part of the Humane Society's ASPCA $100K Challenge. When: 6:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium

Friday Baseball: Savannah Sand Gnats Facebook Friday

What: Sand Gnats vs. Greenville Drive, plus special stuff found on the Gnats' Facebook page. When: 7:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Cost: $7 general admission Info: sandgnats.com

Film: Cool Hand Luke

What: Paul Newman stars in the title role as a prisoner on a Florida chain gang who refuses to submit to the system. With Strother Martin and George Kennedy. When: 7 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $8 Gen, $5 students/seniors. Info: 912-525-5050. lucastheatre.com

Friday Puppet Shows

What: Interactive Puppet Shows at Puppet People Studio in Thunderbolt include a hands-on studio tour and a make & take puppet craft. Shows will vary - please call for schedule. Reservations preferred. When: 11 a.m. Where: Puppet People Studio, 3119 Furber Ave. Cost: $12 per child (ages 1-10); $7 adults Info: 912-355-3366

Theater: A Company of Wayward Saints

What: Armstrong's theater program presents a comedy by George Herman, performed in Jenkins Hall Theater. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. When: 7:30pm Thurs-Sat. 3pm Sun Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. Discounts available. Info: 912-344-2801. armstrong.edu

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Saturday A Day at Skidaway Island State Park

What: A trio of events for exploring and

learning. 10am--Big Ferry Guided Hike: A 2-3 mile hike through a maritime forest, learning early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head. 3pm--Knot Tying: The basics on handy knots for everyday use. 8:30pm--Sensory Awareness Hike: An evening walk in the woods, using all five senses to explore the woods in the

Sand Gnats Baseball and Post-Game Fireworks

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dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. When: Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52

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Cost: $5 parking fee. Info: gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Dinner Theater: Murder Ahoy!

What: A pirate-themed whodunit set in Olde Savannah. Performed throughout the entire room where you are dining. Solve the mystery and win a prize, or just watch. As interactive as you want it to be! Presented by Savannah Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. When: 7 p.m. Where: Double Tree Hotel, 411 West Bay St. Cost: $44.95 adults, $32.95 children Info: 912-247-4644. /savannahcommunitytheater.com

Family Day at the Jepson: Making Connections

What: Discover the Telfair’s connections to New York through handson art projects, story time, gallery exploration activities and more. For children and adults. When: 1-4 p.m Where: Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Info: telfair.org

Film: Jurassic Park

What: During a preview tour, a theme

park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. When: 7 p.m Where: Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Cost: $8 Info: trusteestheater.com

Forsyth Farmers Market

What: Local and regional produce, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free to attend. Items for sale. Info: forsythfarmersmarket.com

When: 6:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium Cost: $7 Gen. Adm. Info: sandgnats.com

Sixth Annual National Youth Day of Prayer

What: "The Family that Prays Together Stays Together" is the theme for the local gathering of this nationwide event. Meet on the Whitaker Lawn Area. When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Summer Gardening Series: Summertime Pruning Know-How

What: How to properly prune woody garden shrubs and when and what to cut back. Call for times.

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Theater: A Company of Wayward Saints

What: Armstrong's theater program presents a comedy by George Herman, performed in Jenkins Hall Theater. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. When: 7:30pm Thurs-Sat. 3pm Sun Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. Info: 912-344-2801. armstrong.edu

Tybee Prom

What: Tybee "Paws" Prom: Dress up in your favorite vintage or black-tie prom attire and spend the evening dancing to the melodic sounds of "Girlfriends", 50's, 60's music and dance tunes from Happy Entertainment DJ, Barri Marshall. Proceeds benefit Humane Society for Greater Savannah low cost spay neuter clinic. When: 7 p.m Where: American Legion, 10 Veterans Dr Cost: $20.00 Info: 912-695-0724. tybeefun.com/

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Sunday Baseball: Savannah Sand Gnats presents Kids Eat Free

What: Sand Gnats vs. Greenville Drive. Kids 12 and under receive a free slice of Marco's pizza, and one small soda. When: 2:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium Cost: $7 Gen. Adm. Info: sandgnats.com

Morning Bird Watch

What: The basics about local bird varieties taught through observation of Skidaway State Park's feeding stations. When: 10 a.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 parking fee. Info: gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Theater: A Company of Wayward Saints

What: Armstrong's theater program presents a comedy by George Herman, performed in Jenkins Hall Theater. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. When: 7:30pm Thurs-Sat. 3pm Sun Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. Discounts available. Info: 912-344-2801. armstrong.edu

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Monday Baseball: Savannah Sand Gnats Dollar Monday

What: Gnats vs. Greenville Drive. $1 for hot dogs, chips, sodas and Natty Lights. $1 Admission with online coupon or in-store coupon from Kroger. When: 7:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Cost: $1 with coupon. $7 Gen.Adm. Info: sandgnats.com

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Wednesday Film: Nightmare Castle (1965, Italy)

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a 47th anniversary screening of this gothic horror classic. Considered "one of the greatest haunted mansion movies ever made." Mature audiences only. When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: SentientBean.com


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In 1979, Jimmy Carter was president. Margaret Thatcher became prime minister of Britain. Saddam Hussein assumed power in Iraq. The nuclear plant at Three Mile Island nearly melted down. Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize. The first AIDS case was reported. Closer to home, 1979 was also the last time Georgia ranked as low as it does now in per capita income among the states. The Peach State now ranks 40th in the nation in per capita annual income, coming in at $36,839. For the competitively inclined among you, Tennessee and North Carolina now rank ahead of us. Alabama is only two spots behind. As Twain reminded us, it’s easy to lie with statistics. So we have to ask if this is significant, and why. Was there ever a time Georgia ranked higher than the bottom fifth? Yes, actually. Georgia’s per capita income gradually increased from 1979 to 2001, mirroring much of the nation’s growth during that time. Georgia became competitively more robust as well, rising to a high of 25th in the nation — the median — in 2001. Not too shabby for the reluctant host of Sherman’s march to the sea. So the next question is: What happened? We’ve seen a few things that took place in 1979. Let’s list a few things that happened in Georgia in the years following 2001, when the steep decline in personal income began: • In 2002 Georgia elected its first Republican governor since Reconstruction, Sonny Perdue. • Also in 2002, Republicans took over the Georgia State Senate for the first time since Reconstruction. • In 2004, Republicans took over the Georgia House of Representatives for the first time since Reconstruction, ushering in a phase of total GOP control of state government which extends to the present day. • In 2004, Republicans for the first time became a dominant majority on the Public Service Commission, which determines how state-sanctioned monopolies like

Georgia Power do business, and how much they can charge. • By 2010, no Democrat held statewide office. Caveat: Many of the Republicans taking over in the early-mid Oughts, like Perdue, began their political careers as Democrats during a time when that was the only way to get elected in Georgia. So there’s that. The picture gets muddy. You can cherrypick all day long. But… At some point our critical thinking skills have to kick in. When you have a decade of quickly diminishing per capita income directly tracking a decade-long takeover of state government by one party, it pays to at least take a peek at the trendline. While our economic difficulties only increased in the wake of 9/11 and then of course the 2008 housing crisis, our legislators in the General Assembly response was to spend more and more time on hot-button socially conservative agenda items. The jobs we have added have tended to be lowerincome jobs. (A conservative website, perhaps inadvertently, laid bare the cynical agenda with this telling gem: “Georgia offers plenty of proof the strategy works. The legislature there front-loaded budget cuts during the recent recession… Georgia teachers were laid off, and parents kept voting Republican.”) In a time of shrinking individual wealth and opportunity, our state government continues to focus instead on limiting abortion rights, making up horror stories about Mexican immigrants, inventing voter fraud in order to push through voter ID laws, and pushing for expanded gun rights — in churches?! — in a state already ravaged by gun violence. This disconnect was perhaps best symbolized by Sonny Perdue urging everyone to literally pray for rain during a 2007 draught which threatened drinking water supplies.

It’s a democracy, and you get what you vote for. But you’re always entitled to ask if you got what you wanted. Others certainly aren’t shy about feeling entitled to get what they want. Current Gov. Nathan Deal embodies the Bush-era ethos of advancing corporate cronyism while making hay on social issues. He attacked the “liberal” Georgia Public Broadcasting system by slashing its budget, and then promptly installed disgraced former Senate Majority Leader and Tea Party loon Chip Rogers — he of the UN/Obama mind-control conspiracy theory — as head of GPB, with a $150,000 salary. Indeed, Deal has become a virtual Google synonym for “cronyism,” stacking state boards with close friends, family members, and donors, from the Georgia Ports Authority to the Georgia Lottery. Anyone following the Ogeechee River/ King America debacle knows the lengths Deal has gone to install corporate polluterfriendly leadership at the state Environmental Protection Division, making a mockery of that already-tepid agency’s name. (Since 2008, Republicans have cut funding to EPD by a jaw-dropping 44 percent and 250 positions.) In the old days of solid Democratic rule in Georgia, Gov. Eugene Talmadge could say things like, “Sure I stole, but I stole for you!” with a straight face. And voters bought it. Loved it, even. Seems like the current ruling party has the same talent for larceny, but perhaps without the same, um, spirit of generosity? If you think the real lesson here is that one party rule is always bad regardless of which one it is, I wouldn’t necessarily disagree. But still, it’s a democracy, and you’re never obliged to stick with the status quo. You’re certainly not obliged to move backwards. Whether you remember Jimmy Carter when he was president of the United States, or governor of Georgia, or just as the guy your Fox News-watching uncle loves to hate, you have to ask yourself: Am I OK with going back to 1979? cs

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Livin’ the dream When I first noticed the teasers for Kristine Stevens’ new book, If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Not Big Enough, it made me queasy. I wasn’t quite sure why. Every time I saw another Facebook update or a colorful poster for Stevens’ July 11 book signing at Moon River Brewing Company, my innards squeezed up like a pursed-lipped schoolmarm who’d just found obscene graffiti in her private bathroom. I’d be minding my own business, doing responsible adult-y things like making a list for Home Depot or trying to remember my online banking password (because you’re not supposed to write it down even though part of being a real grown-up means not being able to remember crap), and there it was again, taunting me like a mischievous fourth-grader with a fuchsia Sharpie. My inner sourpuss crossed her arms and squelched her face up even more. I’m busy keeping the size of my post-40 ass under control and now I have to worry about whether my dreams are big enough? Listen, I don’t need any more anxiety. I’m pretty much consumed with the leaking shower pan in my bathroom and whether anyone gave the diabetic pug her insulin this morning. Not mention staking out the thermostat to make sure no one surreptitiously drops it past 73 degrees. You know what scares me? The freakin’ power bill. Then I realized why all this talk about big dreams was knitting my colon into a lopsided three-armed sweater: I had become my own worst nightmare. Who the hell ARE you? wondered the slice of me who shaved her head

at 23 and set off for Alaska in a VW van after college. The one who got punched in the face for mouthing off to a cop in Greece. The one who had no other plan other than to be a writer of life’s glorious grit in the vein of Jack Kerouac and Charles Bukowski, only without the syphilis and liver damage. I was once on fire to become one of Allen Ginsberg’s “angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection.” Instead, I had joined the best minds of my generation destroyed by the madness brought on by the abject terror of choosing new bathroom tile. Oh, the shame. As it turns out, Stevens did not title her book to upset me. If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Not Big Enough refers to her own colossal undertaking of quitting her job and adventuring solo around the world with only the pack on her back. It was an endeavor that

required 26 plane tickets and jettisoning most of the ideas she’d ever had about herself. “I grew up with the traditional messaging that you go to college, you get a job, you buy a house, you grow old,” explained Stevens when I met her for tea last week at the Sentient Bean. As a well-paid manager of online databases, she had marched that path like a good soldier, with the 401K and the mortgage to prove it. Then the fluorescent lights of her cubicle flickered one time too many, igniting the urge to veer sideways into life’s proverbial wilderness. She liked the notion of a transformative soul trek for her 40th birthday, but the idea of traveling around the world alone was “just too big, too bold, too out there.” Somehow she mustered up the intestinal fortitude to do it anyway. She sold her home in North Carolina and packed her life into boxes. She set off first for the East African markets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where as a six-foot tall redhead, blending in was not an option. Watching elephants tussle on a Kenyan safari came next, followed by traversing the majestic mountains of Kathmandu, riding a scooter in Laos, circumnavigating back to American ground in Hawaii and Alaska. By counting her pennies, she was able to stretch the sojourn into seven months, and she always adhered to a fellow traveler’s admonition to trust her gut, thus avoiding severe gastronomic distress or any rapey vibes. She kept her agenda loose, with “just enough structure to find the fine line between ‘brave’ and ‘crazy.’” Most of the time that worked out. Sometimes it didn’t, like the time she got waylaid without a visa in Mumbai, detailed in the chapter “Thirty-Eight Snickers Bars to a Better Attitude.” Though she doesn’t call herself


My curmudgeonly Responsible Adult Self furrowed her brow and considered this. The bald-headed punk who made it from Tucson to Big Sur solely on food rescued from Whole Foods dumpsters shrugged. The working writer and wife raising two healthy children waved from the garden, then flashed her boobs just to show she’s still the type of person who would. Sure, it’s been years since my last big dream, but I’m still pretty busy living it. Although it DOES sound deliciously scary to chuck the remodel plans and spend the tax return on a trip to Barcelona. Then again, there’s nothing wrong with vicariously enjoying the travels of others from a princess bathtub. cs

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religious, by the time she landed back on the tip of Key West, she felt she had made a type of spiritual pilgrimage, a journey that took her within as she traversed without. But don’t look for any of that Eat Pray Love preachiness here. Stevens calls the funny and descriptive book “travel candy,” though she isn’t surprised that certain sourpusses find the title provocative. “It’s very easy for people to get caught up in what’s expected of them,” she nodded sympathetically. It’s been almost a decade since her epic odyssey, but Steven’s eyes shine bright with the memories of it. Her manuscript came out of her MFA thesis from SCAD, where has a day job as a website content manager. Though her wayfaring ways have been tempered, she continues to cultivate her dreams, which these days include shorter trips with her husband, Moon River co-owner Gene Beeco, and promoting her book. “I hope it will inspire people to ask themselves what is your dream, and what are you doing to make it real?”

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city notebook Anyone who’s ever watched the city government channel knows it can be an unexpected source of entertainment. At any given time, there might be lively bickering between council members or a local proprietor heatedly defending his liquor license. The view of the arching dark curves and richly-textured walls of the council chambers alone is worth at least a few minutes of eyeball time. But let’s face it, most of us click past Channel 8 on our way to HGTV or Spike. A new effort by the city government to expand the content of SGTV and attract more viewers could change that. For the last few months, SGTV producer Jody Jenkins has been quietly collecting local independent films, music videos and all manner of Savannah-related artistic media for regular broadcast. He then edits this trove of creative content for Engage, a series meant to showcase local talent as well as reflect interesting pockets of culture. “The idea is to present the modern mosaic of what Savannah really is now,” explains Jenkins, surrounded by monitors and dials in the humming production room on the fourth floor of City Hall. “The history is fine, but we’re not just an antebellum carriage ride.” So far that has translated into a colorful amalgam: The first round of Engage launched Memorial Day weekend and featured artist profiles, student animation, hip hop theater from AWOL and a short film by

Producer Jody Jenkins is helping reinvent the City of Savannah’s Channel 8 with local films, music videos and other artistic content.

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SCAD senior Caleb Suttles about a gay church in South Carolina. “It’s like throwing all the socks in the dryer and letting them tumble around,” says Jenkins with a grin. A native Southerner who lived in Eastern Europe just as the Berlin Wall came down and last worked in a TV newsroom in Paris, Jenkins brings a worldly scope to the editing desk. He also co-produced American Jihadist, the award-winning documentary about a former U.S. soldier

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now raising a Muslim family in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Though Engage is strictly a nobudget affair, he is working under the supervision of Public Information Office director Bret Bell and SGTV coordinator Wayne Nix with an eye on developing original content, perhaps a cooking show or interview roundtable. Jenkins also hopes to join forces with SCAD film professors for short films exploring Ossabaw Island, Savannah’s socioeconomics and other

areas of local relevance. In the meantime, he spends a lot of time partnering with existing media. The professionally-produced TEDx videos may appear in the Engage rotation along with the Creative Coast’s monthly podcasts, adding video where there was once only sound. “We can’t offer money, but we can offer access, giving the entrepreneurs, artists and other interesting people a face,” he says. While SGTV will continue to feature the compelling drama of council and MPC meetings as well as the monthly news program Cityspan, Engage will fill the hours in between. On deck for the next mix are a historic documentary by Cosmo Mariner’s Michael Jordan, extreme skateboarding footage from filmmaker Richard Williams and spoken word footage from Spitfire Poetry. “SGTV is bringing awareness to our growing spoken word scene and letting local artists know that their city cares,” says Spitfire’s director, Marquice Williams. “This raises the admiration of our community, allowing it to continue its reach to the masses.” Future possible collaborations include an edited version of the UFO documentary Zero-Point and the unique footage of local bands shot for the Connect Sessions. Still, there’s a limit to what Engage will run. “We’re not looking for home movies,” Jenkins admonishes, then stops to consider. “Well, maybe if it’s really good…we want anything that’s from here or about here. “It can be about Tibet, as long as there’s a Savannah connection.” cs Submit an SGTV proposal at savannahga. gov/engagesgtv.


Obama speaks with forked tongue on surveillance It’s bad enough the federal government spies on us. Must it insult our intelligence too? The government’s response to Edward Snowden’s leaks about the National Security Agency’s secret monitoring of the Internet and collection of our telephone logs is a mass of contradictions. Officials have said the disclosures are (1) old news, (2) grossly inaccurate, and (3) a blow to national security. It’s hard to see how any two of these can be true, much less all three. Can’t they at least get their story straight? If they can’t do better than that, why should we have confidence in anything else that they do? Snowden exposed the government’s indiscriminate snooping because, among other things, it violates the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and he had no other recourse. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says Snowden should have used established channels to raise his concerns, but there are no effective channels. Members of the congressional intelligence committees are prohibited from telling the public what they learn from their briefings. Two members of the Senate committee, Ron Wyden and Mark Udall, for years have warned — without disclosing secrets — that the Obama administration is interpreting the Patriot Act and related laws far more broadly than was ever intended by those who voted for those pieces of legislation. Their warnings have made no difference. A court challenge wasn’t open to Snowden either. Glenn Greenwald, who published Snowden’s leaks in the Guardian, notes that for years the ACLU has tried to challenge the surveillance programs in court on Fourth Amendment grounds, but the Obama administration has blocked the effort by arguing that the ACLU has no

standing to bring the suit. It’s a classic Catch-22. Since the surveillance is secret, no one can know if he has been spied on. But if no one knows, no one can go into court claiming to be a victim, and the government will argue that therefore the plaintiff has no standing to challenge the surveillance. Well played, Obama administration.

The administration should not be allowed to get away with the specious claim that telling its secrets to a few privileged members of Congress is equivalent to informing the people. It is not. It’s merely one branch of government telling some people in another branch. Calling those politicians “our representatives” is misleading. In what sense do they actually represent us? Equally specious is the assertion that the NSA can’t monitor people without court authorization. The secret FISA court is a rubber stamp.

When Obama ran for president in 2008, he said Americans shouldn’t have to choose between privacy and security. Now he says that “one of the things that we’re going to have to discuss and debate is how are we striking this balance between the need to keep the American people safe and our concerns about privacy? Because there are some tradeoffs involved.” What do you take us for, Mr. President? Do you say whatever serves your momentary interest? It’s outrageous for Obama to say he welcomes this debate — when his regime is plotting to capture and prosecute the heroic whistleblower who made it possible. The debate would be bogus anyway. No one has a right to make a security/privacy tradeoff for you. Our rights should not be subject to vote, particularly when a ruling elite ultimately will make the decision — out of public view! Americans have learned nothing from the last 40 years if they have not learned the executive branch, regardless of party, will interpret any power as broadly as it wishes. Congressional oversight is a myth, especially when one chamber is controlled by the president’s party and the other chamber’s majority embraces big government as long as it carries a “national security” label. Obama says, “If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress and don’t trust federal judges to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution, due process and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here.” That’s wrong. If the politicians’ only response to revelations that they’re violating our privacy is to ask for trust, then we already have problems. cs

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Shooting at Fourth festivities Detectives continue to sort out the details of a shooting downtown early on July 5 in which a bystander received non-life threatening injuries.

A 22-year-old man was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with a shoulder wound after the 12:15 a.m. incident near Bay and Whitaker streets. The area of the shooting was immediately saturated with SavannahChatham Metropolitan Police officers who were in the area for the annual July 4 festivities.  Four males running from the shooting were detained for questioning but none have been connected to the shooting at this time. One, Joseph Roscoe Marshall, 18, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm after an officer saw him running

from police on the 300 block of West Broughton Street. However, he is not a suspect in the shooting.

• A Savannah man is in custody after striking one officer with his car, nearly missing another and scuffling with a Police Department K-9. Everette Earl Callaway Jr., 23, the officer and the canine were treated for injuries after a foot pursuit through the Liberty City neighborhood in which he entered two houses in an attempt to escape. The officer attempted a traffic stop after seeing Callaway driving at a high rate of speed on Liberty Parkway about 12:20 p.m. Callaway first pulled into a driveway on Lloyd Street, but when the officer approached his door, placed his car in reverse and steered it toward the officer, striking him on the leg. The officer moved to avoid being hit again by the front of the car and struck a windshield with his baton. But the car continued in reverse traveling east on Mitchell Street, narrowly avoiding a detective who was able to

move out of its path. The two occupants exited and ran. Residents directed the pursuing officer to Callaway after he was pushed out of the second house on Worth Street. When he refused to stop, K-9 Flash was deployed and the two struggled before Callaway was taken into custody. • Three Savannah men were apprehended after a car being pursued by police crashed into a tree on East Victory Drive. David Johnson, 19, of Skidaway Drive, Reginald Lorenzo Rivers, 20, of Alpine Drive and Darnell Tawaun Moore, 20, of April Street were charged with armed robbery. Johnson and Rivers were taken into custody just before 3 a.m. after the maroon Nissan Altima they were in went out of control at Victory and Harmon Street and crashed into a tree. One suspect was taken into custody outside the car. The second attempted to flee through yards and

was taken into custody a block west on Victory. Both were transported to the hospital. Moore was arrested later at his residence after being identified as the third suspect who ran. A search of the area located a rifle in shrubbery in the 1800 block of Victory and a revolver on Harmon Street. The events began about 2:20 a.m. when another man reported he had been robbed on Skidaway Road by males who drove away in a maroon Altima. An Islands Precinct sergeant saw the car leaving a gas station on Skidaway and attempted a traffic stop. The Altima attempted to enter the exit ramp on Truman Parkway, spun around and struck a Thunderbolt Police car and a sign before speeding west on Victory where it crashed. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020


I’m curious about the effect of a sizable (say, one-kilometer) meteorite striking the moon. Assuming it hit the side facing us, would we be able to see the impact or the aftermath (plumes of dust) with the naked eye? —Kirk Andersen, Kyoto This is another example of why the world, or anyway NASA, needs to put me in charge. Obviously you don’t realize a meteorite struck the moon on March 17, producing an incandescent flash readily visible with the naked eye from earth. Readily visible, that is, to anyone looking directly at it during the approximately one second it lasted. Evidently no one was — it wasn’t until two months later that a NASA analyst spotted the impact while reviewing the telescope videos. What telescope videos, you ask? The ones NASA has been making since 2005, when it started keeping telescopes trained on the moon 10 to 12 nights a month (when the moon is 10 to 55 percent full) looking for meteorites crashing into it. Astronauts may camp on the lunar surface for extended missions some day, the space agency reasoned, and since the moon has no protective atmosphere, getting brained by incoming meteorites is a nontrivial risk. To get an idea of how nontrivial, NASA began counting visible strikes. So far it’s tallied more than 300. The one on March 17 was the biggest so far, 10 times brighter than anything seen previously, although nowhere near the hypothetical one-kilometer catastrophe you’re talking about. This rock was more like a foot in diameter and weighed maybe 90 pounds. Still, it was traveling close to 56,000 miles per hour and had an impact equivalent to five tons of TNT, gouging a crater perhaps 65 feet across. NASA has asked the scientists operating the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, now mapping the moon’s surface, to take a

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picture of the March 17 crater, and they expect to get around to it later this year. I concede that as a practical matter there’s no need to get crater photos this second, and if meteorites slam into the moon in March and we don’t hear about it till May, that’s likewise no big deal. The main benefit the space program offers the average civilian is the chance to see cool pictures, and here we have the cosmos putting on a continuous fireworks show for free. But all we get are some fuzzy shots taken through an earthbound 14-inch telescope (Google “lunar meteorite video” to see for yourself), and they arrive two months late. If NASA wants to keep those appropriations rolling in, it’ll have to do better than that. The Hubble Space Telescope can take extraordinarily detailed photos of objects in space due to its vantage point in low earth orbit, where it’s free of atmospheric distortion. The Hubble, I acknowledge, is too important to waste on shooting videos of lunar car wrecks and is too clunky for moon photography anyway. (Among other shortcomings, it can’t shoot the whole lunar surface at once, but rather must piece it together from 130 separate shots, which won’t work for fleeting phenomena like meteorite strikes.) The meteorite watch, however, gives us a plausible scientific excuse to launch a spacecraft optimized for high-res lunar videography. Make no mistake, there’s plenty to see. In its first 18 months, examining less than an eighth of the lunar surface, the NASA monitoring program recorded 54 meteorite impacts big enough to produce flashes of light visible through an earth telescope. Sixteen hours of monitoring during one meteor shower captured 27 visible impacts. But you asked what would happen if a kilometer-wide rock hit the moon. Not only would it be readily visible on earth, it’d leave quite a gouge on the lunar surface — a crater 9.5 miles across, assuming the meteorite came straight down at 35,700 miles an hour. If it struck at the same speed as the May 17 boulder, it’d release the equivalent of 7.8 trillion tons of TNT, which would probably be visible in broad daylight. We’re not likely to see anything like that soon. Even for the earth, a larger target, a one-kilometer asteroid strike occurs once every million years. But video of more typical lunar impacts, if we were set up to record them properly? Don’t know about you, but I’d definitely click “play.” CS By cecil adams

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news of the weird The mites ate the cheese The Food and Drug Administration proposed recently to limit the quantity of tiny “mites” that could occupy imported cheese, even though living, crawling mites are a feature desired by aficionados. (“Cheese is absolutely alive!” proclaimed microbiologist Rachel Dutton, who runs the “cheese laboratory” at Harvard University.) In fact, cheese is home to various molds, bacteria and yeasts, which give it flavor, and sellers routinely use blowers to expel excessive critters, but the FDA now wants to limit them to 6 bugs per square inch. However, according to a May report on NPR, lovers of some cheeses, especially the French Mimolette, object, asserting both an indifference to the sight of mites creeping around - and a fear of taste-loss (since the mites burrow into the hunk, aerating it and extending the flavor).

Ironies • Energy West, the natural gas supplier in Great Falls, Mont., had tried recently to raise awareness of leaks by distributing scratch-and-sniff cards to residents, demonstrating gas’s distinctive, rotten-egg smell. In May, workers cast aside several cartons of leftover cards, which were hauled off and disposed of by crushing - which released the scent and produced a massive blanket of odor over downtown Great Falls, resulting in a flurry of panicked calls to firefighters about gas leaks. • Well, Of Course! (1) The Ypsilanti,

Mich., City Council voted in May on a free for the taking and admitted that resolution that would have required the he had previously taken items from the members always to vote either “yes” or porch. (2) In May, Los Angeles police “no” (to thus reduce the recent, annoybought back 1,200 guns in one of the ing number of “abstain” votes). The resperiodic U.S. buy-back programs, but olution to ban abstaining failed because they declined to accept the pipe bomb three of the seven members abstained. a man said he wanted to sell. “This is (2) Doctors told a newspaper in not a pipe-bomb buyback,” said Chief Stockholm in April that at least one of Charlie Beck. “Pipe bombs are illeSweden’s premier modelgal ... “ The man was ing agencies, looking for promptly arrested. recruits, had been caught • Too Much Inforpassing out business cards mation: John Casey, 51, adjacent to the country’s was caught by security largest eating-disorder staff at an Asda superI’LL GET YOU, clinic, forcing the clinic to market in Washington, STEVIE NICKS! change its rules on patients England last October taking outside walks. after allegedly stealing • The United Nations a slab of beef. He was Conference on Disarmaconvicted in May even ment, a multilateral forum after offering the comon arms control agreepelling explanation that ments, was chaired beginhe had concealed the ning May 27th (until June beef underneath other 23rd) by Iran, which, for purchases not to avoid that time, at least, had the paying for it, but only awkward job of overseebecause the sight of ing resolutions on nuclear the raw meat gave him non-proliferation, which “flashbacks” to his dead the country is widely thought to be grandmother, who had passed away of ignoring. a blood clot when Casey was a child.

a woman he believed to be a “clone” of the singer Stevie Nicks, because Nicks (or the clone) had tried to sabotage his home improvement company. • Edward Kramer, co-founder of the annual Atlanta fantasy-character convention DragonCon, was arrested in 2000 for allegedly having sex with underage boys, but has yet to stand trial in Georgia because he has engineered a never-ending set of legal delays - if not because of his version of Orthodox Judaism that limits his diet and activities, then it his allegedly poor health. (“As soon as he puts on an orange jumpsuit,” said prosecutor Danny Porter, “he becomes an invalid,” requiring a wheelchair and oxygen tank.) In 2011, after managing to get “house arrest,” he violated it by being caught with an underage boy. Lately, according to a May Atlanta JournalConstitution report, he files an average of three demands per day from his Gwinnett County, Ga., lockup, each requiring painstaking review before being rejected. Kramer still owns about one-third of DragonCon, whose current officials are mortified that they cannot expel a man they consider a child molester.

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• Unclear on the Concept: (1) Ruben Pavon was identified by surveillance video in Derry, N.H., in April snatching a grill from the front porch of a thrift store. Pavon explained to police that the store’s name, “Finders Keepers,” indicated to him that the objects were

• Keith Judd filed a lawsuit in Iowa in May, in essence to invalidate the 2012 election by having President Obama officially declared a Kenyan and not an American. Judd filed the papers from a federal penitentiary in Texas, where he is serving 17 years for threatening

• In May, the Florida House of Representatives adjourned for the year without assessing themselves even a nominal increase in health insurance premiums for their own taxpayer-funded deluxe coverage, which will remain at $8.34 per month for


People Different From Us Apparently running out of space on his body (which is two-thirds tattooed), Brazilian Rodrigo Fernando dos Santos has moved on to his eyeballs. According to the bodymodification website BME.com, eyeball-tattooing is safe if done correctly, which involves the artist injecting the ink precisely between the conjunctiva and the sclera layers - with the main risk, of course, that the client can go blind. In April, Sao Paulo tattoo artist Rafael Leao Dias, who said he had studied eyeball work for two years, successfully turned dos Santos’s eyes into pools of dark ink. “I cried ink

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David Lind-Westbrook, bass player for the Charlie Fog Band, sums things up succinctly: “We know that people will enjoy what we’re doing,” he says. “The biggest thing is figuring out how to reach them, and let them know about us. We’re looking for those people who say ‘I had no idea there was a Dead cover band in Savannah.’” Well, allow me. There is a Dead cover band in Savannah. With a name taken from the song “Tennessee Jed,” the Charlie Fog Band consists of five guys who’ve pledged allegiance to the Grateful Dead motto: Musically, there are no rules. When pressed for a generic description, something that will appease the curious and doubtless

confound those who’re used to having their music pre-packaged and professionally labeled, guitarist Greg Sonneberg tosses this out: “We’re a country-fied psychedelic jam band.” The Dead made a lot of records in their time, but none of the studio works compared to the majesty of the band’s epic live shows. Jerry Garcia and company once described

themselves as a jazz band that played rock music. Every concert was an adventure, through song selection and song structure (both of which changed dramatically each night) and through the virtuosity, and willingness to experiment, of the various band members. And that’s what the Charlie Fog Band is doing. The song itself is a road map, but the squiggly red lines go in lots of different directions. “It’s hard to put your finger on it,” guitarist Dan Berman explains. “You’re really looking for a moment in time, chasing it. You’re really hoping it finds you as a group. And we hope that the group that we’re playing


Berry, all this great American music, through Dead music. You’d go to a Dead show, and you’d hear a rock song, a blues tune, a bluegrass tune all in the first set.” And sometimes all in the first song. For Sonneberg, who started the band as an acoustic duo with Berman, there’s an even sharper point. “I grew up in Texas, listening to ‘50s and ‘60s country radio,” he says. “I didn’t have any exposure to the Dead. I went to college and somebody handed me a Grateful Dead tape, and said ‘Here. You need to check this out.’ In my brain, I thought it was a metal band. Death metal, whatever. “I put on this tape, and there’s the Marty Robbins, and the Johnny Cash — it was a Dead show from the ‘70s — and they did gospel tunes. I was blown away that there was a connection to the country music that I knew. Then I went to see them live, and it was all over.” Carr, who plays djembe at Charlie Fog’s acoustic shows, sits behind a full drum kit when the band goes electric. Likewise, Lind-Westbrook gigs on both acoustic and electric bass. You never know what will go down at a Charlie Fog show. Leave your preconceptions at home and check ‘em out. “I think our biggest challenge is that we don’t do the ‘Brown-Eyed Girl’s and the ‘Wagon Wheel’s,” LindWestbrook believes. “We don’t do that stuff. It’s not that we don’t want to make people happy with music. It’s just that this is what we do.” CS

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independent music that year. This hard left turn, Nash told Connect last summer, was nothing more than a natural evolution. We caught up with him again, from his home in Athens, just a few days ago. We last spoke about a year ago. What’s the year been like? Kalen Nash: The last year we just toured nonstop. Right now, I’ve been home for 17 or 18 days. It feels like eternity, but it really hasn’t been that long. You get home, and you’re home for 14 days in a row and you’re kinda

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Masquers take the improv plunge with A Company of Wayward Saints By Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

The AASU Masquers test the bounderies of buffoonery with George Herman’s A Company of Wayward Saints.

When director Eric Kildow met with the cast of A Company of Wayward Saints, made up almost entirely of Armstrong Atlantic State University students, he had some splainin’ to do. George Herman’s classic backstage comedy is performed in a vintage Italian style known as commedia dell’arte, in which the company players are masked and engage in all sorts of physical and verbal balderdash, flibbertigibbet and on-the-spot improv. Wayward Saints is a real test of ensemble acting, an integral part of the theatrical arts. Immediately, says Kildow, “They jumped in with both feet.

“Especially since they were warned: Yes, Eric used to teach here. But he is not one of your teachers any more. He is a guest artist, and therefore is slightly less concerned about how well you do in your classes.” Indeed, Kildow was once a cornerstone of the AASU theater department. For the last two years, he’s been a drama instructor at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, N.C.

Kildow went looking for a summer directing gig, while his own classes were out, and wound up chatting with Pete Mellen, and old buddy from the AASU theater unit. As it turned out, the school was looking for a summer show, and invited Kildow, who came readymade with an idea. “A Company of Wayward Saints has been on the short list of shows that I really wanted to do for a while,” he explains. “I’m a big fan of things that are based in the commedia dell’arte. When we were talking about shows, it was between this and two other commedia-based pieces.” Herman’s evergreen won out.

The AASU troupe is known as the Masquers, so commedia dell’arte, and Wayward Saints, seemed like a perfect fit. The setup: A traveling troupe, Le Compagnie de Santi Ostinati, has been on the road just a little too long, and they’re out of money. They need to get home. Enter a wealthy nobleman, who offers his patronage if the company can please him with a show that covers the entire history of man. Can they pull it off? The players are tired of the life, tired of one another, and behind the scenes there are tremendous ego battles, disintegrating romances, illicit flirtations and


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The commedia actors are tired of the life, tired of each other, and just plain tired.

star-crossed lovers. “Some of the characters are masked and some aren’t,” says Kildow. “In traditional commedia, some of the more buffoonish characters — such as the Pantalone and the Harlequin — were all masked. And the others were heavily made up. So it was almost like a mask, but not quite. “This show slides between the characters as actors who are members of this company, and when these actor/ characters are playing scenes. Sometimes they push their mask off their face or things of that nature.” First produced in 1963, A Company of Wayward Saints has been a roaring success on stages around the world. It has become the standard-bearer for commedia dell’arte.

“The first act borders more on the slapstick-y, hijinks kind of fun and funny,” Kildow explains. “And the second act is a little bit more heartfelt, as they are discovering new dimensions and nuances for these characters that they thought they knew so well.” CS A Company of Wayward Saints Where: AASU Jenkins Hall, 11935 Abercorn St. When: At 7:30 p.m. July 11-13 and 18-20; at 3 p.m. July 14 and 21 Tickets: $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, students and children. AASU students, faculty and staff admitted free of charge with valid PirateCard. Phone: (912) 344-2801 Online: www.tickets.armstrong.edu

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Caribbean flavors and friendly service at Sweet Spice By Jessica Leigh Lebos jll@connectsavannah.com

The road from island kid to restaurateur has been a winding one for Donavon Smith. Born in Westmoreland, Jamaica to a family of five, he learned how to cook the traditional dishes of his mother’s kitchen by the time he was 12. His aspirations, however, were elsewhere: After a stint on the police force and as a bodyguard for Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, Smith moved to New York in 1997 to find his fortune. “I came here chasing the American dream,” he nods. “I didn’t quite know what that was, but I wanted to drive a BMW.” Like so many, the eager young man found the American dream elusive. After selling clothing on commission at JC Penney for several years, he met a recruiter from the U.S. Army and

spent eight years as a logistics agent at bases in Japan, Korea and Texas. By the time he left the Army, he had refined his entrepreneurial urges. “My dreams had grown,” says Smith. “Now they were less dreams than goals.” Tall and trim, Smith still holds himself like a soldier, though he smiles easily and often. He credits the military with teaching him how to get along with all kinds of people, leadership skills that he knew would help him no matter where life took him. His path as a businessman opened up when he came to Savannah with his wife, Ingrid, to visit a friend. Here he found an empty culinary niche. “I took for granted that Jamaican food was everywhere. How can anyone live without Jamaican food?” he exclaims. He set to work making and selling beef patties — less like an American hamburger than a pocket of pastry filled with meat and other goodies


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Chef Donavon Smith (on previous page) prepares jerk chicken and other Jamaican faves at Sweet Spice restaurant on Waters Ave.

— and opened Sweet Spice restaurant on Waters Avenue in 2011. Unafraid to introduce Savannah to new flavors, Smith filled the menu with the other Jamaican staples he learned to prepare at his mother’s stove: Jerk chicken seasoned with thyme, allspice and bonnet peppers for a deliciously slow burn. Tender curried goat served with fried plantains and white rice. The intriguing ackee and salt fish, the national dish featuring the ackee fruit, one of Jamaica’s largest exports. Prices range from $6.50 for a small plate to $12.99 for a three-meat sample platter. Island influences can also be found in the traditional roti (a seasoned flatbread) and fresh-squeezed carrot juice and peanut punch — along with a few American favorites like mac n’ cheese, fried dumplings and red velvet cake. He’s added new creations like the Bob Marley Burrito, an open-faced presentation of white meat chicken piled high with beans and veggies. Smith has adapted the Sweet Spice service style in the vein of other Southern soul food restaurants, offering the “meat-and-two-sides” option as well as a combination plate that allows customers to try a few bites of everything. “Maybe someone doesn’t want to commit to a full plate of the goat at first,” he shrugs. Then he adds with a gleam in his eye, “But once they taste it, they will love it.”

Located in a small strip of real estate across from Memorial Medical Center, Sweet Spice is a bustling and bright oasis. The gold, green and black walls reflect the flag colors of Smith’s homeland, and the handful of tables are always packed. Some customers frequent it on their lunch breaks from the hospital, others seek it out for its rave reviews on TripAdvisor, where it’s ranked No. 2 out of 579 restaurants in Savannah. “I’m very proud of that!” Smith grins as he scrolls through the reviews on his iPad. His dreams-turned-goals (“the secret is writing them down,” he declares) include more locations and sending all three daughters to college. In the meantime, he is content with how life’s journey has brought him full circle to the tastes of home. Midafternoon between the lunch and dinner rush, he pivots between the kitchen and the dining area, overseeing his two oldest daughters as they navigate to-go orders at the counter. Reggae tumbles from the stereo as diners dig into their platters. It’s a scene that embodies the Jamaican credo of irie, to be at peace with one’s current state of being. In fact, every time the door swings open, someone calls out, “Welcome to Sweet Spice, where everything is nice!” cs 5515 Waters Ave., (912) 335-8146

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Sicky Nar Nar artist John Zimmerman and his work; L, Steven Miller, Art March Coordinator. R, Brian MacGregor, Artist. At the Mansion on Forsyth Park; Ellen Waldrop, Exhibitions Manager, Desotorow Gallery

L-R: Kay Wolfersperger, Benjamin Carl Stanley, Elmer Ramos and their works at Foxy Loxy; Brian MacGregor, Manet at the Mansion, 2013

Art March builds on momentum By Paula S. Fogarty

Experiencing growth in its art scene, Savannah’s Midtown and Starland neighborhoods are poised for a sustainable future in supporting the rich community of local artists. The first Friday of every month, local businesses and galleries south of Gaston Street host the First Friday Art March, now under the direction of the dynamic young team of Desotorow Gallery, at 2424 De Soto Avenue. Most artists have to rent exhibition space in Savannah to get recognized. You may not have known how challenging it is for the great artists of this community to display their work. Lauren Flotte, president of the board of Desotorow Gallery, described their mission: “We’re a 501C3 charitable organization that helps high-integrity artists with exhibitions. We don’t want artists to constantly struggle with the monetary obstructions to showing their work locally. Our first initiative is an

artists fellowship program to sponsor exhibitions for selected artists.” Ellen Waldrop, Desotorow exhibitions manager, said the first fellowship show will be in September, and applications are being accepted now at www.desotorow.org. Steven Miller, First Friday Art March coordinator for Desotorow, talked about the challenge in promoting the vibrant south side and Starland neighborhood art scenes to tourists and claimed, “We’re making a big effort to promote the Art March and all its venues in the

downtown area.” The good news for out-of-town visitors is that most exhibitions in Art March venues remain up for a month or two, so if you miss the First Friday of the month, no worries. My own march started in the gallery of the Mansion on Forsyth Park Hotel, where Brian MacGregor was on hand to describe his multimedia series of works centered on the theme of drinking. The show, “The Mixology of Paint” featured wistful depictions of travel destinations, layered cut out forms of cocktails, a “cocktail napkin” series, and images inspired by late nineteenth-century European works. My favorite is “Manet at the Mansion,” a playful riff on Eduard Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Berger (ca. 1882). The iconic bartender at the Mansion, Miss Dawn, is featured in the place of Manet’s bartendress, and the background contains

references to other imagery in the famous work. Stop by the Mansion to order a drink from the live version of the subject, Dawn, and a tour of MacGregor’s uplifting views on drinking. Next stop was De Soto Avenue, where a group of artisans in the Indie Arts Market lined the street accompanied by live music and a presentation on Desotorow Gallery’s vision for the arts by Executive Director Clinton Edminster. Tinka Smith, a local jewelry artist showing at the Indie Arts Market, said that her efforts for helping artists through the Savannah Area Artists’ Guild are paying off and, “I’m thrilled with what this group of young people is doing to help the arts here!” North on Bull Street, Foxy Loxy Print Gallery & Cafe, and Sentient Bean both hosted artists in their artsy atmospheres. The gang at Foxy Loxy was lively as usual, and three SCAD alumni, Elmer Ramos, Benjamin Carl Stanley, and Kay Wolfersperger, showed their amusing graphic works of print art they produce in their DeSoto Avenue studio, The Maker Collective. The new kids on the block over at Sicky Nar Nar (if you surf, you know this means sick and really gnarly) hosted a pair of young artists in their fresh and fun space on Duffy at Barnard Street. Logan Crable, a Sicky Nar Nar founder, announced plans to open up Nar Bar within the gallery in September: “Nar Bar will be a total slow-brewed coffee experience. We’re working out the details with local roaster Perc Coffee to make this a gourmet brewed-coffee house, but the art is always going to come first for us. Nar Bar won’t overshadow the Sicky Nar Nar artists at all.” I lunched earlier at Starland Café—always a winning idea—and marveled at the abstract paintings by Kate Green on display through July. A stop by Art March venue the Black Orchid Tattoo Shop and Gallery can leave you with a portable work of art by one of several worldclass tattoo artists in Savannah, or just a chance to marvel at this form of art. cs For more information on the participating galleries and their artists, visit www.artmarchsavannah.com.


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recently donated collection of 18th-to-20th century American and English silver from Dr. Frank Rizza and his family. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Sitting in Savannah: Telfair Chairs and Sofas — Highlights

Savannahians in New York/New Yorkers in Savannah: Regional and Post-1945 Art from Telfair Museums — A lecture by Harry

DeLorme, Senior Curator of Education for Telfair Museums, Thurs. July 11 at 6 p.m. In conjunction with New York Accents: The New York Influence on Telfair’s Collections. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.

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Alaine Daniel and Angela Erdy — Gallery 209’s July featured

artists. Watercolors by Alaine Daniel and jewelry by Angela Erdy. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

Alexander Ink — The annual

juried exhibition of prints from students studying printmaking at SCAD. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.

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installation of hundreds of hand-made paper “guns” suspended from the ceiling. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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portraits. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Environmental Occupations —

Photos by SCAD alumnus Mark Dorf. Giant concrete forms loom within sweeping vistas and panoramic triptychs. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection — An exhibition of

designs by 2013 Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award winner Francisco Costa. Featuring 33 looks from Costa’s Spring 2013 collection. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Gallery Espresso: Celebrating 20 years of Coffee, Art, and Peace of Mind — A group show cele-

brating two decades of coffee and art, featuring the work of Gallery’s staff, including Lucas Rager, William Palmer, Juliana Peloso, Christopher Berinato. Reception Fri. July 19, 6-9pm. Music by The Ghost Town Crooners. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

etz’s multichannel video installation, featuring avid Italian Madonna fans performing their way through Madonna’s “Immaculate Collection” album. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

The Ghost Within — New works

Contemporary Southern Landscape — The unique

Hybrid — Chakaia Booker’s

landscape of the South is the subject of this exhibition. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Facing South: Portraits of Southern Artists by Jerry Siegel —

Jerry Siegel’s approximately 50 black-and-white and color

on paper by SCAD alumna Blanche Nettles Powers, whose abstracted imagery derives from Savannah’s Spanish moss. Arnold Hall (SCAD), 1810 Bull St.

New York Accents — An exhibition of visual art, decorative and fine art objects dating from the early 19th century to the present, exploring the rich influence of New York on Savannah. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. Passages — Embroidery paint-

ings and large-scale drawings by Jessica Rankin. Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E Liberty St.

Photography Exhibit: “S. S. James Oglethorpe” — Council

Chamber exhibit in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Oglethorpe and commemorating Savannah’s Liberty ships. 2nd floor City Hall Council Chamber, 2 E. Bay St.

Rehearsals: The Practice and Influence of Sound and Movement — Works by acclaimed

artists from the Walter O. Evans Collection in dialogue with selected contemporary works. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Savannah Art Association’s Summer Show — Art in this show

by Association members Margaret Clay, Barbara Gentry, Sue Gouse, Margie Sone Gravina, Bobbie Kraft, Carol Lasell, Martha Love, Grace Rohland, Andrea Stark and Sue Vertullo. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

exhibition of wall-mounted and freestanding sculptures. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Savannah Squares by Night — Images by photographer

KNIHT — Works by Garret

Shadows Remain — A selec-

Odenwelder, sculptural artist; and Isaac McCaslin, painter. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

Jamie Rose Farreh. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. tion of cedar sculptures by artist Ursula von Rydingsvard. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Telfair Museums’ significant collection of chairs and sofas as functional objects and sculptural forms. Originally from the collections of 19thcentury Savannahians and other collectors. Also at the Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. Museum admission. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.

Snapshots: summer sales exhibition — Works by SCAD

artists depicting imagery from around the world. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,. Streaming Spirits: By Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith —

Taking inspiration from the 19th-century genre of spirit photography, these works on paper use a variety of printmaking techniques. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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show of collaborative works by Angela Burson, Christine Sajecki, Greg Eltringham, Patrick McKinnon, Adrienne Stein, Anelecia Hannah, Troy Wandzel, Jeff Markowsky, Stephen Cefalo, Jude Harzer and Melinda Borysevicz Reception Friday, July 19, 5 –7pm. S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.

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of the continuing “Derrapagem” series of vinyl-decal mural installations by Brazilbased artist Regina Silveira. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Two Faced — Photography

meets graphic design in this exhibition by RAABstract, co-founder of The Soda Shop. Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

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Tim (Joseph Mazzello) hopes to avoid becoming a velociraptor meal in director Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.

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Released in 1993, Jurassic Park was the first film to be shown with DTS digital surround-sound. I saw it in Tampa, Florida, at an advance screening set up by Universal, and let me tell you, the entire theater shook when that T-rex roared. Equal parts 1950s-style science fiction, thrilling adventure, lopsided love story and something cornball torn from the frayed pages of Boys Life magazine (“Dinosaurs live again!”), Jurassic Park is a supremely enjoyable movie. It was written by the late, great Michael Crichton (read the book; it’s even better than the film) and

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The Lone Ranger

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Long before he became known as a right-wing fanatic, radio talk-show host and columnist Michael Medved co-wrote (with his brother Harry) The Golden Turkey Awards, an amusing look at the worst films in Hollywood history. In their absurd selection of Richard Burton as The Worst Actor of All Time (yeah, I know, but bear with me), they focused on his admittedly dismal later years and offered choice quotes by critics Roger Ebert and Jay Cocks. Ebert stated, “There is no longer any novelty in watching the sad disintegration of Richard Burton’s acting career,” while Cocks wrote, “Richard Burton, once an actor, now performs mainly as a buffoon.”

It’s highly unlikely that Johnny Depp will ever suffer such a blanket condemnation at any stage in his career - not while his movies continue to regularly achieve blockbuster status at the international box office (only 16 movies have globally cleared one billion dollars; he’s the only performer to star in three of them). Yet ever since he first became both an audience draw and an Oscar nominee 10 years ago with his wonderfully deranged turn in 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, he’s largely been content either playing Pirates’ Jack Sparrow (four films to date, with another on its way) or playing shallow Sparrow knockoffs. Depp used to be an interesting actor, but now he’s content troweling on the makeup and making silly faces. In short, he’s become a buffoon. The Lone Ranger is the latest case in point, and were that the movie’s only sin. But it has greater problems than simply Depp’s mugging - in short, this is the Wild Wild West of 2013. Like that 1999 dud starring Will Smith, it’s a July 4th opener that’s bloated, frenzied, idiotic and exhausting. It’s the sort of heavily hyped, big-budget extravaganza that promises to deliver a fun cinematic

experience but instead leaves the audience feeling as if it’s been collectively beaten with a baseball bat. Since the title character doesn’t wear any makeup and therefore holds no interest for the actor, Depp is instead cast as Tonto, the Native American who convinces idealistic lawyer John Reid (Armie Hammer) that he could better fight crime by donning a mask that would lend him an air of mystery. Theirs is a relationship marked with conflict from the start, as Reid considers Tonto a lunatic and Tonto dismisses Reid as a clumsy fool. But they’re united in their quest to bring down Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner), an outlaw who’s not above carving out and eating the heart of a man he’s just killed. There’s another major villain whose identity is kept hidden from audience members, but only a viewer who hasn’t seen a movie since, say, John Wayne’s 1930 oater The Big Trail would fail to spot the obvious. The Lone Ranger clocks in at a punishing 150 minutes, and it’s the sort of film where a chainsaw would have been immensely useful in the editing room. For starters, the movie could lose the insufferable framing device that features Depp getting to wear even more makeup, as he plays Tonto as an elderly man relating the bulk of the movie as a flashback. The railroad subplot, Reid’s feelings toward his sister-in-law (Ruth Wilson), the antics of Reid’s horse Silver, the overstuffed climax - there isn’t a single section of this movie that couldn’t be trimmed for the greater good. That includes the violence, which is pretty brutal for a PG-13 effort - parents planning to load the kids into the SUV and haul them to the multiplex for a family outing might want to reconsider. Director Gore Verbinski, whose last Western with Depp was the delightful, Oscar-winning animated feature Rango, and his trio of writers are obviously schooled in film lore, and the movie contains homages to such Western classics as Once Upon a Time in the West, Little

Big Man and the John Ford canon. But these bits are like the seeds that end up on the bottom of bird cages, momentarily visible before getting covered in crap. An earlier movie version - 1981’s The Legend of the Lone Ranger - was a massive critical and commercial disaster, but this franchise has enjoyed success in practically every other medium, including radio (where it began), television and comic books. Because of Depp’s participation - and the movie’s status as an “event” picture - this new film will probably turn a nice profit and become a tent-pole for its studio.

DESPICABLE ME 2

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Before we get completely blinded by the dazzle of its $543 million worldwide gross, let’s recall that 2010’s Despicable Me focused on a super-villain, a man whose nefarious schemes included stealing the moon. But once three little girls entered his life, he mellowed, eventually transforming from “bad” to “dad.” The end. But wait! Because it did so amazingly well, a sequel simply had to be made (where would parents spend their money otherwise?), and so we have Despicable Me 2. Of course, because the central character of Gru (again voiced by Steve Carell) experienced a complete character arc in the first picture, returning scripters Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul were restricted in their narrative choices - as a result, we instead get a film that would more accurately be titled Adorable Me. Lest the children in the audience get confused or upset had Gru reverted back to a life of crime, he’s instead recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help stop a criminal whose identity remains unknown. Joining him is AVL agent Lucy Wilde; she’s played by Kristen Wiig, who previously lent her vocal chords to the first Despicable Me for the comparatively smaller role of the cruel foster-agency head Miss Hattie. For the most part, Despicable


THE HEAT

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In the annals of buddy-cop flicks, The Heat showcases a pretty good team in Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. It isn’t just the fact that they’re two women in what’s traditionally a male-oriented sub-genre - although the scarcity of such is partly why this movie stands out in a summer that is otherwise nothing but guy-on-guy action. It’s just a shame that the movie surrounding them isn’t much better. Had the screenplay by Katie Dippold (a writer for both Parks and Recreation and MADtv) been a bit punchier, this could have been a noteworthy bookend piece to director Paul Feig’s previous film, the uproarious and gender-smashing Bridesmaids. As it stands, the movie is almost pure formula, elevated out of the realm of the mediocre on the sheer strength of McCarthy’s bravura turn. McCarthy, who earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for Bridesmaids, here plays a similarly unrestrained sort. She’s Shannon Mullins, a Boston cop who’s loud, crude and prone to physical violence, and who treats her superiors only slightly better than she treats her

perps. Her first appearance finds her utterly humiliating a goober who’s looking for hooker action while his wife is at home taking care of their five children. Among Mullins’ moves? She calls the wife from the husband’s cell phone to let her know what he’s up to. It’s hard to imagine any of the male cops we’ve seen in movies performing a similar action. Not that there aren’t some additional digs. The other central figure is Sarah Ashburn (Bullock), and she’s a hell of an FBI agent (excuse me; “Special Agent,” as she reminds everyone). But her boss might bypass her for a promotion that’s rightfully hers for the mere fact that all of the other (male) agents don’t like her. “I wonder why she’s single?” one sneers, although, to be fair, sexism isn’t the only reason the uptight and conceited Ashburn turns everyone off. That becomes even more apparent when she meets and initially antagonizes Mullins, who also happens to be after the same drug lord as Ashburn. But despite their constant bickering, the two women are forced to pool their resources to barrel through various criminal underlings to reach the top man. While she’s never been mistaken for a top comedienne, Bullock at least used to be lighter on her feet - I loved the levity her character brought to Speed, and she was aptly cast in movies like While You Were Sleeping. But she’s become more brittle as she’s matured, and while she proves to be a perfect foil for McCarthy, she’s not that funny on her own (casting someone like Kristen Wiig or Tina Fey would have solved this problem). Fortunately, McCarthy provides enough standup material to fill the entire auditorium. Her humor isn’t for everyone, but if you don’t mind streams of profanity triggering many of the key laughs, she’s a class (if not classy) act, with impeccable timing and brash self-confidence. Only on rare occasion does the tenuous material defeat her. The majority of the time, she’s providing The Heat with its incendiary firepower.

Monsters University

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With the rapid succession of 2011’s Cars 2, 2012’s Brave and now Monsters University, it’s apparent that Pixar is no longer the top dog in

the animation field, instead falling back with the competent but rarely inspired rest of the pack. Now operating under the Disney umbrella, the once cutting-edge outfit has traded complexity for complacency and comfort, with its latest efforts relying far too much on the sort of formulaic tendencies that have crippled Disney at various intervals over the years. That’s not to say these newest releases are turkeys - far from it. A prequel to 2001’s Monsters, Inc., this looks at the period before the diminutive, one-eyed Mike Wazowski (voiced again by Billy Crystal) and the furry and gentle giant James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman) were BFFs working together at the Monsters, Inc. factory, generating scares from small children in order to generate power for Monstropolis. The primary setting is college, where Mike has enrolled to pursue his lifelong dream of graduating as a top scarer. Because of his small stature and non-threatening demeanor, Mike has to hit the books hard in order to learn all the scaring techniques; not so Sulley, whose imposing size and ground-shaking roar means that he feels he can coast through his courses. Sulley bullies Mike, which brings out Mike’s competitive streak; it all leads to a mishap that forces the pair to forget about joining top fraternities like Roar Omega Roar (ROR) and instead hook up with the worst. That would be Oozma Kappa (OK), whose members are basically the animated brethren of the leads in Revenge of the Nerds. Like the other fraternities and sororities, Oozma Kappa finds itself competing in a multi-part competition known as the Scare Games, and it’s during this second-half stretch that the movie works most feverishly to instill its underdog tale with the usual kid-geared messages such as it’s OK to be yourself and individuals accomplish more when they work together as teams. It’s the sort of headpatting that Pixar used to present so subtly that it almost qualified as a subliminal message. Here, though, it’s punched across with the sort of thumping obviousness found in other studios’ toon efforts. Luckily, Monsters University is such a clever concoction in so many other ways that it’s still a solid bet for summertime cinema-surfing. Next to the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc. remains my favorite Pixar title, so it’s

thrilling to reconnect with the wonderful characters of Mike and Sulley. And as always, the visuals are absolutely staggering, with even the backdrops worthy of study.

World War Z

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Because this new century has given birth to a startling number of grade-A zombie flicks, it’s only natural to worry that such familiarity will reduce World War Z to the level of a World War Zzzzz. That’s not the case, thanks largely to a committed performance by Brad Pitt and a handful of exciting sequences nicely staged by director Marc Forster. At the same time, it might be time to call for a moratorium on undead activities, as the tire thread on this particular genre might be growing thin. Based on the novel by Max Brooks, WWZ is set in a near-future in which a virus has been turning people into zombies. Worse, those people are turning other people into zombies, via the standard bite on the body. North Korea is reported to have taken care of the problem by removing the teeth of all its citizens, but the rest of the world’s population is having to deal with the crisis head on. Gerry Lane (Pitt), a former United Nations hotshot known for his ability to deal with tough situations, is brought back into the loop to find some way to handle the crisis. His brainstorm: If he can locate the source of the first outbreak, he might be able to discover its cause and prepare an antidote. And so it’s off on a global excursion for Gerry, as he heads to South Korea, Jerusalem and Wales. At every stop, he has to search for clues while evading zombies who seem fit enough for the 100-mile dash. Gerry’s mystery tour isn’t particularly compelling, the characters of his wife (Mireille Enos) and daughters could have been jettisoned, and the CGI-saturated segments in which hordes of zombies run down the streets or climb over walls are too impersonal to stir much emotion. But the up-close-and-personal sequences - particularly one set aboard an airplane and another inside a World Health Organization facility are expertly presented, and they prove that there’s still some life left in this genre ... if just barely. CS

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Me 2 is amusing and cheerful, but it not only lacks the soft-cheddar edge that made the first film stand out moments like when Gru inflates a balloon animal for a sad boy, only to then pop it himself - it also fails to tap into our emotions as thoroughly. Before, there was genuine poignancy in Gru’s relationships with the three orphan girls; here, there’s just cuteness. But why carp? The main reason people will see Despicable Me 2 is to catch the yellow Minions in action. Proving to be the scene stealers in Part I, these squabbling, chattering creatures are utilized even more in this outing, and have their own movie coming out in December 2014. In fact, there’s no escaping them, as they’ve presently been acquired to promote McDonald’s Happy Meals, Fritos, General Mills cereals, Chiquita bananas and dozens of other products and companies. Give them enough time and I expect they’ll also be shilling for Halliburton, the NRA and, given their phallic shapes, even Trojans/

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The Sand Gnats vs. Augusta Green Jackets, for a great cause. Wednesdays feature a different charity or non-profit organization each week. Proceeds from all tickets sold directly from the organization benefit them. Box office sales are not included. $7 general admission Wed., July 10, 7:05 p.m. sandgnats. com. sandgnats.com. Wed., July 10, 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Chatham County Animal Control Seeks Donations of Items

Chatham County Animal Control is in need of items for pets in the facility. Seeking donations of canned and dry dog and cat food, baby formula, newspaper, paper towels, soaps, crates, leashes, collars, wash cloths, and towels. Open daily from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ongoing. 912-351-6750. animalcontrol.chathamcounty.org. ongoing Chatham County Animal Shelter, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. coffee.deli: Grand Opening & Humane Society Benefit

A kick-off party for this new business, a tweetup/meetup (#heycoffeedeli) and a benefit, hosted by co-owners Paula Letcher and Johnny Baker. Never been on twitter before? “Tweeps” will be there to teach newbies. The Humane Society is in need of: high efficiency detergent, doggie training treats, dog toys, nonclumping cat litter. Free. Please bring items for Humane Society. Wed., July 10, 5-8 p.m. 912-352-7818. coffeedelisavannah.com.. ogeecheecoffee.com/. Wed., July 10, 5-8 p.m coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St. Forsyth Farmers Market Seeks Sponsors

Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. ongoing. kristen@ forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket.com/. ongoing Forsyth Famers’ Market, 501 Whitaker St., South End of Forysth Park. Karma Yoga Class for Local Charities

Bikram Yoga Savannah has added a new weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Mondays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 to participate; proceeds are donated to a different local charity each month. ongoing. 912-344-1278. bikramyogasavannah.com. ongoing Wilmington Island Farmer’ Market Masquerade Ball

A costume party benefiting the new community farmers market on Wilmington Island. Friday, November 1st, 2013, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. see website for pricing Through Nov. 1. wifarmermarket.org. shipsofthesea. org. Through Nov. 1 Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Call for Entries 3-D Artist Sought for Gallery

Seeking a 3-D artist to join this cooperative gallery. Artist must be a fulltime resident of Savannah or nearby area. Work to be considered includes sculpture, glass, ceramics and wood. If interested please submit 5-10 images of your work, plus resume/CV and biography to info@kobogallery.com. ongoing. info@kobogallery.com. ongoing Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. Beaufort Labor Day Music & Art Festival Calls for Artist and Food Vendors

New festival presented by Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and Native Island Business & Community Affairs Association is set for September 1 on Hilton Head Island. Food vendors and artists are sought. Vendor space is $350, available only by advance reservation. Food vendor applications and information through Native Island Business & Community Affairs Association at 843-255-7301 or apply at www.GullahCelebration. com. Artists applications/information through BeaufortBlack@gmail.com, download application at www.bcbcc. org or 843-902-4799. Labor Day Music & Art Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 1, 12-7pm, in Shelter Cove Park. Through Aug. 31. Through Aug. 31

Board Members Sought for Martin de Porres Society

Since 1986, this Savannah-based nonprofit has provided food for needy families and children through Nourish2-Learn, CRCT testing snack programs, Sharing Manna, holiday food programs; literacy enhancement through Reading is FUNdamental; and Camp Lighthouse daycamp. The group is seeking new volunteer board members. Interested persons please send resume or written description of skills and experience, plus references, to Lillian J. Guzman, lj.themartindeporressociety@gmail. com Or call 912-306-4142. Deadline is July 25. Through July 25. Through July 25 Christmas in July Seeks Vendors

Savannah Commons’ Christmas in July, an indoor arts and crafts sale is seeking artists, craftsmen, shop owners to feature their artwork, jewelry,

crafts, wares and goods during the event. Date: Sat., July 20,10am-3pm. Booth space: $25 plus a donation of work as a raffle prize. All proceeds from booth fees and raffle sales go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Information/booth reservations: Call Jessica Schroyer, 912-927-0500. Through July 20. Through July 20

City art contest open to Chatham County students

The City of Savannah seeks original artwork from Chatham County rising 9th graders through 2013 high school graduates depicting the beauty of the city’s historic squares and parks. Submissions will be digitized and posted online and the winners will be chosen by an online vote of Savannah’s citizens. Winning entries will be framed and displayed in a permanent exhibit in City Hall for all our citizens and visitors to enjoy. Submission deadline Friday, July 12. To download a copy of the information sheet which must accompany each submission,see website. Through July 12. 912-651‐6411. lspracher@savannahga.gov.. savannahga.gov/ArtContest. Through July 12 City of Savannah TV Show Seeks Entries

The City of Savannah’s TV station, SGTV is seeking insightful and well-crafted profiles, documentaries, animations, original music videos, histories or other original works by or about the citizens of Savannah to run on “Engage”, a television show produced by the city. Interested in collaborating with filmmakers, artists, musicians and others in producing original content for the program. While the City does not offer compensation for such programs, SGTV does offer an opportunity to expose local works to a wide audience. More than 55,000 households in Chatham County have access to SGTV. Submit proposals via website. The City reserves the right to reject any programming that does not meet content standards. ongoing. savannahga.gov/ engagesgtv. ongoing City seeks applications for Weave A Dream Initiative

Weave-A-Dream grant applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs must be completed before December 1, 2013. Application must be submitted at least eight weeks before the start date of the project. Project funding is available up to $3,500 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage programming or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. Particularly interested in proposals with a strong youth focus (under 21). All program disciplines including multi-


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City of Savannah seeks proposals for 2014 programs in Cultural Programs and Cultural Tourism. Applicants must be a 501-c-3 nonprofit. Programs must occur in 2014. Applications, guidelines and information online or by contacting Crystal Northcutt by email or telephone. Application deadline: July 12, 2013 at 6pm. Through July 12. 912-644-7927. cnorthcutt@savannahga.gov. savannahga.gov/arts. Through July 12 Davenport House Museum Junior Interpreter Program for High School Students

Young people ages 14-19 will learn to give tours of the Davenport House Museum in downtown Savannah during an eight week program. Training sessions held at the museum, Thursdays,6-8 pm, June 13-August 3, when the newly trained JIs give tours to the public. Especially seeking students interested in history, art, public speaking and historic preservation. Through Aug. 18. 912-2368097. jcredle@davenporthousemuseum. org. davenporthousemuseum.org. davenporthousemuseum.org. Through Aug. 18 Davenport House, 324 East State St. Junior League of Savannah Seeks New Members

Junior League of Savannah seeks good women with a heart for voluntarism for the 2013-14 Provisional Class. To request an application, please contact the Membership Development Chair, Erinn Carter at erinnfitzgerald@hotmail.com or the Junior League of Savannah headquarters at headquarters@jrleaguesav. org. Application deadline extended to July 19. Through July 19. jrleaguesav. org. Through July 19 Savannah Literary Anthology: Writers Wanted

Writers sought for inclusion in the 2013 issue of A Savannah Anthology. Open to residents of Georgia and South Carolina. Unpublished fiction and non-fiction entries of up to 5,000 words will be considered. Deadline is midnight August 15, 2013. Entries must be submitted via the Savannah Authors website using the template and bio sheet available there. $10 fee per entry. Prizes will be awarded: First Place - $100; Second Place - $50; Third Place - $25. Plus several Certificates of Merit. A project of Savannah Authors, a Savannah-based writing group. Through Aug. 15. 912308-3208. alicevantrease@gmail.com. savannahauthors.org. Through Aug. 15 Wilmington Island Farmers Market Seeks Vendors

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market, scheduled to open in Fall 2013, seeks applications from potential vendors. Vendor application, market rules and regulations are available on the website.

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Classes, Camps & Workshops Advanced Project Management

A 24-hour course for professionals wishing to advance their training with the internationally accepted standard in Project Management from The Project Management Institute. Friday 7/12/2013, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, 7/23/2013 and 7/25/2013, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 8/9/2013, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, 8/20/2013 and 8/22/2013, 6 to 9 p.m. $1300.00 Fri., July 12, 9 a.m. 912644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern. edu. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Fri., July 12, 9 a.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

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Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching

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

Group forming on Fridays beginning in March. 1:30pm-3pm. Based on The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Contact Lydia Stone, 912-656-6383 or rosesonthemove@gmail.com. ongoing. 912656-6383. rosesonthemove@gmail.com. ongoing Beading Classes

Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, 6 West State Street. Check website calendar or call for info. 912-441-2656. perlinabeadshop.com. Beading Classses at Bead Dreamer Studio

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

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

Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction

Savannah Classical Guitar Studio offers lessons for all levels. Dr. Brian Luckett, Ph.D. in music. Starland District. Guitar technique, music theory, and musicianship. Folk/rock based lessons available. No electric instruments. $25/half hour. $45/hour. brian@brianluckett.com. Clay Classes

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

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1 Guards check them 8 Air gun pellets 11 Sent to the canvas 14 He played strong, silent roles 15 Comedy club laugh 16 Engage in mimicry 17 Precious coin? 19 Soak up the sun 20 2012 British Open winner Ernie 21 First name in 1990s daytime TV 22 One way to answer a question 24 California volcanic peak 26 It comes before E 28 “I Lost It at the Movies” author Pauline 30 “The Far Side” organism 33 Thinking clearly 36 Judge’s affirmations 39 Bump into 40 Each, pricewise 41 Maker of Musk cologne and perfume 42 Oozy cheese 43 3-time WSOP champ Ungar 44 More like kitten videos 45 Early synthetic fiber 46 Pays tribute to 48 Polaris, e.g. 50 Get flinchy 53 Printer’s measurements 57 Sean of “Will & Grace” 59 “Jurassic Park” inhabitants, for short 61 Charter ___ (tree on Connecticut’s state quarter) 62 Gig gear 63 Celebrants “in the house” 66 Michelle Obama, ___ Robinson 67 Pre-kiss statement 68 Hard to catch 69 Channel with the U.S. remake of “The Chase” 70 Eating LOLcat syllable 71 Like the four theme entries in this puzzle, as it were

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disciplinary projects are encouraged. Applicants must be a non-profit 501-c-3 headquartered in the Savannah city limits. For more information see website. ongoing. 912-651-6417. cnorthcutt@ savannahga.gov. savannahga.gov\arts). ongoing


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Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912-897-7656. savannahaux. com. DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. English as Second Language Classes

Learn conversational English, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication skills. All ages. Thursdays, 7:30pm, Island Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 East. Free. 912-8973604. islandchristian.org. Facebook for Beginners

Learn the basic elements of this social network, including timeline, newsfeed, photos and video, apps, messages, finding friends and Facebook chat. You’ll also learn how to set and maintain your privacy controls. Monday and Thursday, July 22 and 25, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s division of Continuing Education. $75.00 Through July 25. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Through July 25 Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. ongoing Free Fitness Boot Camp

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm at Tribble Park, Largo & Windsor Rd. Children welcome. Free 912-921-0667. Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

Instruction for all ages of beginner/ intermediate students. Technique, chords, not reading, theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Taught two blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. First lesson half price. ongoing. 401-255-6921. a.teixeira472@gmail. com. ongoing Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons

Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. ongoing

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savan-

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com nahpha.com. savannahpha.com/NRC. html. ongoing Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St.

Kamp PHUN (Peace, Hope, Unity, Now)

A camp for the children of current or formerly incarcerated parents. A ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. For children ages 9-11. Camp dates: July 28 - August 2. Applications or more info contact: Cindy Coward, 912-3550398 Email: goofycindy@gmail.com. Free. Through July 28. Through July 28

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, ddrums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, flute, woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. ongoing. 912-692-8055. smisavannah@gmail. com. ongoing New Horizons Adult Band Program

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. ongoing. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav.com. ongoing

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

Individuals or groups. Spanish-English translation and interpretation. Held at The Sentient Bean. An eclectic range of tools used in each session: hand-outs, music, visual recognition, conversation, interactive web media. ongoing. 912541-1337. sentientbean.com. ongoing The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Award-winning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. ongoing

Knitting & Crochet Classes

Learn to Speak Spanish

Microsoft Excel

This covers the basic Excel environment, creating workbooks, navigating the working screen, formatting and navigating worksheets, entering data, entering labels and creating and working with charts. Monday and Wednesday, July 22 and 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern Univ.’s office of Continuing Education. $85.00 Through July 24. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Through July 24 Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. MS Word II

Learn document preparation, formatting, finding and replacing, word count, thesaurus, outlines, references, tables, databases and tables of contents. Learn to add visual interest and appeal to your documents. Acquire confidence in forms, custom auto-correcting, creating tables and more. $85.00 Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.. 912-6445967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Music Lessons: Private or Group

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

Rody’s Music offers lessons for all ages on all instruments, beginners through advanced. Call or email for information. ongoing. 912-352-4666. kristi@awsav. com. rodysmusic.com/. ongoing Rody’s Music, 7700 Abercorn St.

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Photography Classes

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

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

Ms. Dawn’s Tutoring in reading, writing, and composition. Remedial reading skills, help with borderline dyslexia, to grammar, term paper writing, and English as a Second Language. Fun methods for children to help them learn quickly. Contact: cordraywriter@ gmail.com or text or call 912-12-6607399. Call for fee information. Russian Language Classes

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

Beginner in sewing? Starting your clothing business or clothing line? Learn to sew. Industry standard sewing courses designed to meet your needs in the garment industry. Open schedule. Savannah Sewing Academy. 1917 Bull St. ongoing. 912-290-0072. savsew. com. ongoing Short Story Writing

Gives students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling the opportunity to use assigned readings, writing homework, and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Works of Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Ann Beattie and others will be studied. Upon completion, students will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing, and the art of revision. Of-

fered by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education division in Savannah. Call or email for days/times/pricing. ongoing. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/ conted/cesavannahmenu.html.. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. ongoing Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for improving vocal range and breathing capacity. A good foundation technique for different styles--opera, pop, rock, cabaret. Fridays 5:308:30pm. Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 W. State St., 3rd floor. ongoing. 786-247-9923. anitraoperadiva.com. ongoing Spanish Classes

Learn Spanish for life and grow your business. Courses for professionals offered by Conquistador Spanish Language Institute, LLC. Classes offered in a series. Beginner Spanish for Professionals--Intro price $155 + textbook ($12.95). Instructor: Bertha E. Hernandez, M.Ed. and native speaker. Meets in the Keller Williams Realty meeting room, 329 Commercial Drive. ongoing. conquistador-spanish.com. ongoing The Strange World of Debits and Credits... in an hour!

A seminar for small business owners, led by Neville Stein, CPA. Th. July 11, 12-1pm. Co-sponsored by UGA’s Small Business Development Center and Hancock Askew & Co. Free. RSVP recommended. Through July 11. 912527-1337. bfierstein@hancockaskew. com. Through July 11 Hancock Askew, 100 Riverview Drive. Yoga for Couples

A two hour class for prospective moms and their delivery partners. Learn labor and delivery stages and a “toolbox” of hands-on comfort measures from a labor doula, including breathing, massage, positioning, and pressure points. Bring and exercise ball. Quarterly, Saturdays 1pm-3pm at Savannah Yoga Center. Call or email to register. $100 per couple. ongoing. 912-704-7650. douladeliveries.com. ongoing

Dance Adult Ballet Class

Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2348745. ongoing Adult Intermediate Ballet

Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. ongoing. 912-9212190. ongoing Argentine Tango

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


Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

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

Every Sunday, 1:15-2:15PM All ages and skill levels welcome. $15.00 per class or 4/$48.00 ongoing. 912-5960889. edgebellydance@gmail.com. edgebellydance.com. ongoing Bellydance lessons with Happenstance Bellydance

All levels and styles of bellydance welcome. Classes are every Monday from 5:30-6:30pm. $15/lesson. Drop-ins welcome or call Carrie @(912)704-2940 for more info. happenstancebellydance@ gmail.com happenstancebellydance. wordpress.com $15/lesson ongoing, 5:30 p.m. (912) 704-2940. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. ongoing, 5:30 p.m Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. C.C. Express Dance Team

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. ongoing Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Dynamics of Dance- Kids Camp 2013

For children interested in dance. Sessions for ages 5-16. Jazz, tap, ballet warm-ups and stretches, Ballroom, and Belly dancing. Includes Kids Camp T-shirt, sessions $8 per, snacks, and exhibition on last day. $352.00 Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.. 912.312.3549. salondebailedancestudio.com. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Home Cookin’ Cloggers

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912748-0731. ongoing Intro to Cuban Salsa: Beginning Rueda

What is Rueda? Its tons of fun! Learn to dance salsa in a group setting learning to switch partners and do the same figures to some great salsa music. No partners required! $40 for 6 classes; $10 to drop in Wed., July 10, 5:30 p.m. 9122534665. lesliedyal@yahoo.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Wed., July 10, 5:30 p.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Irish Dance Classes

Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Info via email or phone. ongoing. 912-704-2052. prideofirelandga@ gmail.com. ongoing Line Dancing

Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders

Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. ongoing Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St.

Mahogany Shades of Beauty

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

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

Beginners class, Wednesdays, 8pm. Level II, Mondays, 8pm. $22/one class. $70/four classes. Preregistration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Pole Fitness Classes Monday/Wednesday, 11am. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-398-4776. fitnessbodybalance.com. ongoing Fitness Body & Balance Personal Training Studio, 2209 Rowland Ave, Suite 2. RAVE NIGHT with DJ ORSON WELLS

Get your Rave on with the the one and only DJ Orson Wells! We got glow sticks! Saturdays, 9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 p.m Dosha Bar & Lounge, 128 East Broughton St.

Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St.

Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing

ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. ongoing Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Tybee Prom

Tybee “Paws” Prom: Dress up in your favorite vintage or black-tie prom attire and spend the evening dancing to the melodic sounds of “Girlfriends”, 50’s, 60’s music and dance tunes from Happy Entertainment DJ, Barri Marshall. Proceeds benefit Humane Society for Greater Savannah low cost spay neuter clinic. $20.00 Sat., July 13, 7 p.m. 912695-0724. tybeefun.com/. tybeefun. com. Sat., July 13, 7 p.m American Legion, 10 Veterans Drive. Zumba & Zumba Toning with Anne

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 7pm8pm. $5 per class, discounts available with punch card purchase. All levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912596-1952. ongoing Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads.

Fitness AHA in the AM

Mondays and Fridays, 7:30am-9:00am. Open to free form yoga/movement with guided meditation. A great way to start and end the work week. Email or see website for info. Fee: donations. ongo-

ing. trickydame@gmail.com. trickydame.com. ongoing Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Al-Anon Family Groups

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

First Wednesday each month, 7pm, and third Saturday, 10am, in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Free to attend. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Beach Body Workouts with Laura

MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 6526784. Mondays, 6:15 p.m Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training

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Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

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ARIES

(March 21-April 19) The Space Needle is a tourist attraction in Seattle. It’s taller than the Washington Monument but shorter than the Eiffel Tower. Near the top of the structure is a circular restaurant that rotates slowly, making one complete turn every 47 minutes. The motor that moves this 125-ton mass is small: only 1.5 horsepower. In the coming days, Aries, I foresee you having a metaphorically similar ability. You will be able to wield a great deal of force with a seemingly small and compact “engine.”

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20) “How many years can some people exist before they’re allowed to be free?” asked Bob Dylan in one of his most famous songs, written in 1962. “The answer is blowin’ in the wind,” he concluded. Many people hailed the tune as a civil rights anthem. Thirteen years later, a hippie cowboy named Jerry Jeff Walker released “Pissing in the Wind,” a rowdy song that included the line, “The answer is pissing in the wind.” It was decidedly less serious than the tune it paid homage to, with Walker suggesting that certain events in his life resembled the act described in the title. “Makin’ the same mistakes, we swore we’d never make again,” he crooned. All of this is my way of letting you know, Taurus, that you’re at a fork. In one direction is a profound, even noble, “blowin’ in the wind” experience. In the other, it would be like “pissing in the wind.” Which do you prefer? It’s up to you.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20) The Italian artist Duccio di Buoninsegna painted his *Madonna and Child* sometime around the year 1300. It’s a compact piece of art -- just eleven inches high and eight inches wide. Nevertheless, New York’s Metropolitan Museum paid $45 million for the pleasure of owning it. I propose that we choose this diminutive treasure as your lucky symbol for the next eight to ten months, Gemini. May it inspire you as you work hard to create a small thing of great value.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22) When the comic book hero Superman first appeared on the scene in 1938, he had the power to jump

over tall buildings, but he couldn’t fly. By 1941, he was hovering in mid-air, and sometimes moving around while floating. Eventually, he attained the ability to soar long distances, even between stars. Your own destiny may have parallels to Superman’s in the coming months, Cancerian. It’s possible you will graduate, metaphorically speaking, from taking big leaps to hovering in mid-air. And if you work your butt off to increase your skill, you might progress to the next level -- the equivalent of fullout flight -- by March 2014.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22) “It’s never too late to become what you might have been,” said novelist George Eliot. I’d like you to keep that thought in mind throughout the rest of 2013 and beyond, Leo. I trust you will allow its sly encouragement to work its way down into your darkest depths, where it will revive your discouraged hopes and wake up your sleeping powers. Here are the potential facts as I see them: In the next ten months, you will be in prime time to reclaim the momentum you lost once upon a time . . . to dive back into a beloved project you gave up on . . . and maybe even resuscitate a dream that made your eyes shine when you were younger and more innocent.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) When I first arrived in Santa Cruz some years back, I helped start a New Wave-punk band called Mystery Spot. Our first drummer was a guy named Lucky Lehrer. After a few months, our manager decided Lucky wasn’t good enough and kicked him out of the band. Lucky took it hard, but didn’t give up. He joined the seminal punk band the Circle Jerks, and went on to have a long and successful career. *Flipside* magazine even named him the best punk drummer of all time. I suspect, Virgo, that in the next ten to twelve months you will have a chance to achieve the beginning of some Lucky Lehrer-type redemption. In what area of your life would you like to experience it?

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) According to my reading of the astrological omens, the next 12 months will be a time when you will have more power than usual

to turn your dreams into realities. You’ll have extra skill at translating your ideals into practical action. To help make sure you capitalize on this potential, I suggest you adopt this Latin phrase as your motto: *a posse ad esse.* It means “from being possible to being actual.” So why not simply make your motto “from being possible to being actual”? Why bother with the Latin version? Because I think your motto should be exotic and mysterious -- a kind of magical incantation.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) In 2010, two economics professors from Harvard wrote a paper that became a crucial piece of evidence for the global austerity movement. Politicians used it to justify their assertion that the best way to cure our long-running financial ills is for governments to spend less money. Oddly, no one actually studied the paper to see if it was based on accurate data until April 2013. Then Thomas Herndon, a 28-year-old Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts, dived in and discovered fundamental mistakes that largely discredited the professors’ conclusions. I believe you have a similar mojo going for you, Scorpio. Through clear thinking and honest inquiry, you have the power to get at truths everyone else has missed.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Breakthrough will probably not arrive wrapped in sweetness and a warm glow, nor is it likely to be catalyzed by a handsome prince or pretty princess. No, Sagittarius. When the breakthrough barges into your life, it may be a bit dingy and dank, and it may be triggered by questionable decisions or weird karma. So in other words, the breakthrough may have resemblances to a breakdown, at least in the beginning. This would actually be a good omen -- a sign that your deliverance is nothing like you imagined it would be, and probably much more interesting.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) In a wheat field, a rose is a weed -- even if that rose is voluptuous and vibrant. I want you to promise me that you will work hard to avoid a fate like that in the coming months, Capricorn. Everything depends on you being in the right

place at the right time. It’s your sacred duty to identify the contexts in which you can thrive and then put yourself in those contexts. Please note: The ambiance that’s most likely to bring out the best in you is not necessarily located in a highstatus situation where everyone’s ambition is amped to the max.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Is your soul feeling parched? In your inner world, are you experiencing the equivalent of a drought? If so, maybe you will consider performing a magic ritual that could help get you on track for a cure. Try this: Go outside when it’s raining or misting. If your area is going through a dry spell, find a waterfall or high-spouting fountain and put yourself in close proximity. Then stand with your legs apart and spread your arms upwards in a gesture of welcome. Turn your face toward the heavens, open up your mouth, and drink in the wetness for as long as it takes for your soul to be hydrated again. (In an emergency, frolicking under a sprinkler might also work.)

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20) Igor Stravinsky was a 20th-century composer who experimented with many styles of music, including the avant-garde work “The Rite of Spring.” “My music is best understood by children and animals,” he said. In my vision of your ideal life, Pisces, that will also be true about you in the coming week: You will be best understood by children and animals. Why? Because I think you will achieve your highest potential if you’re as wild and free as you dare. You will be fueled by spontaneity and innocence, and care little about what people think of you. Play a lot, Pisces! Be amazingly, blazingly uninhibited.

Bellydancing Fusion Classes

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

Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. ongoing Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Fitness Classes at the JEA

Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-355-8811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. ongoing Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group

For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone i need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons. com. ongoing Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park

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

A system of self-defense techniques based on several martial arts. The official fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Custom Fit offers individual and small group training and intensive workshops. ongoing. 912-4414891. customfitcenter.com. ongoing Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to tunr an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-4299241. ongoing Mommy and Baby Yoga

Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. ongoing Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pilates Classes

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Pregnancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $100. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. ongoing Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Classes

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

Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912-376-0219 ongoing. ongoing Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912596-5965. ongoing. ongoing Savannah Climbing CoOp Ladies Night

Every Wednesday women climb for half price, 6pm-10pm. $5. 302 W. Victory Dr., Suite D. See website for info. ongoing. savannahclimbingcoop.com. ongoing Savannah Disc Golf

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

With a one-year, $10 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider. com. ongoing Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park

Tuesdays, 9am-10am. $10. North End of Forsyth Park. Email for info. ongoing. relaxsavannah@gmail.com. ongoing Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout

Lose calories while dancing and kickboxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5

ongoing. 586-822-1021. facebook.com/ turbokicksavannah. ongoing

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6:30pm Tuesdays. 12:45pm Thursdays. Fitness One, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial. Call for info. ongoing. 912-3509031. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Yoga on the Beach

Wednesdays and Fridays at Tybees’s North End. 7am-8am, weather permitting. Come to North Beach Parking Area, Gulick Street walkover. Multilevel class. Hatha 1 and 2. Instructor Ann Carroll. Bring yoga mat or beach towel. Call or email for info. Fee: donations. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@ aikyayoga.com. ongoing North Beach, Tybee Island. Zumba and Zumba/Toning with Mai

Mondays: 8:30am and 7pm. Lake Mayer Community Center. $5. 5:30pm Frank Murray Community Center, Whitmarsh Island. $3. Tuesdays: 10am Curves @ Savannah Mall. $5/class for non-members. 5:30pm St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class/ non-members. Wednesdays: 9:30am, Frank Murray Community Center, Whitemarsh Island, $3. Thursdays: 10am, Curves at Savannah Mall, $5. Bring water, proper shoes and attire. Contact Mai @ 912-604-9890. ongoing. 912-604-9890. ongoing Zumba Fitness (R) with April

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

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

First Monday, 6:30pm, at FCN office, 307 E. Harris St. 2nd floor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork.org. ongoing Gay AA Meeting

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

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

Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the wellbeing of the LGBT community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month, 7pm, at FCN office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. ongoing. 912-2887863. heather@savpride.com. ongoing Stand Out Youth

A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization.

Meets Fridays, 7pm, FCN office, 307 E. Harris St. Call, email or see website for info. ongoing. 912-657-1966. info@ standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth.org. ongoing What Makes a Family

A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611. ongoing

Religious & Spiritual Art of Peaceful Living

How is it possible to apply the ancient art of Buddhist meditation to today’s hectic and busy modern world? Join us to learn how to solve your problems and develop a peaceful mind by applying Buddha’s classic advice to daily life. Everyone is welcome to attend, no previous experience necessary. Drop in for any class. $10 or $5 seniors/students (912) 358-0228. meditationinsouthcarolina.og. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Band of Sisters Prayer Group

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

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

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

Buddhist study classes, yoga workshops, retreats, Reiki sessions, attunements, meditation, classes, events. See website for location and schedule, or see Facebook page. ongoing. savannahzencenter.com. ongoing Service of Compline

A chanted service by candlelight held every Sunday night at 9pm. “Say goodnight to God.” Presented by Christ Church Anglican. ongoing. ongoing Independent Presbyterian Church, Bull Street and Oglethorpe Ave. Tapestry Church

A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. Join every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Theology on Tap

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

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

Sunday Celebration services 9:15am and 11am. Children’s Church and childcare 11am. Thursday noon prayer service. See website or call for info on classes, workshops, and more. ongoing. 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah. org. unityofsavannah.org/. ongoing Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. cs

Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 912308-8286. savbranart@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. ongoing Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share

During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. ongoing, 7 p.m Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Savannah Zen Center

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For Rent CAROLINE DRIVE: 2BR/1BA, LR, kitchen furnished, total electric $685/month. 912-897-6789 HOUSES 3 Bedrooms 1907 E. Henry St. $1500 26 Greatwood Way $1250 137 Van Nuys Blvd. $1100 111 Ventura Blvd. $995 1338 Ryan’s Way $995 2310 Pinetree Rd. $895 105 Nelson Ave. $895 1702 E. 35th St. $825 2 Bedrooms 2002 Texas Ave. $900 2210 Hawthorn St. $725 APARTMENTS One Bedroom 917-A Harmon St. $855 740 E. 45th St. $725 315-B E.57th St. $625 Two Bedrooms 917-B Harmon St. $925 1130 E. 53rd St. $500 Three Bedrooms 123 Harmon Creek $825 Furnished Loft Lafayette #108 $1395 321 Broughton St. $1500 FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038


307 Treat Avenue,Savannah.Newly renovated, 3BR, 1 Full Bath, LR, DR, kitchen w/refrigerator, electric stove, washer/dryer connection, CH&A. Will accept tenants other than Section 8. $900/month. 912-604-8308

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

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

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2BR/2 Full Baths, w/d connections, screened porch, pool, downstairs unit, on bus line. $700 cash dep, $775 rent, small pets under 20lbs ok. No calls after 8pm please. 912-308-0206 SPECIAL! 1812 N. Avalon Dr. 2BR/1.5BA. Only 1 left at this price. $675/mo, $300/dep. SPECIAL! 1303 E.66th: 2BR/2BA, W/D connection, near Memorial Hosp. and Mercer Medical School. $725/month, $300/dep SPECIAL! 11515 White Bluff Rd. 1BR/1BA, all electric, equipped kitchen, W/D connection. Convenient to Armstrong College. $595/month 207 EDGEWATER RD. Southside near Oglethorpe Mall. 2BR/2BA $775/mo., $500/dep. DAVIS RENTALS 310 E. MONTGOMERY XROADS 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372 TOWNHOUSE: 100 Lewis Drive, Apt. 11C, 2BR/1.5BA, 2-story. Washer/dryer connections, all appliances. No pets. $625/month, $625/deposit. Call 912-663-0177 or 912-663-5368

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13 Hibiscus Ave: 4BR/1BA, furnished kitchen, CH&A, wall-to-wall carpet & more. $800/month. Call 507-7934 or 927-2853 WHITEMARSH ISLAND:Garage Apartment 1BR/1BA, LR/KIT, Unfurnished,all utilities included $750/month, 1-year lease required. Available July 1st. Appt. only. 912-898-0179 or 912-484-2055 WILMINGTON ISLAND: Johnny Mercer duplex, 2BR/1BA, LR, dining area, kitchen, newly renovated $825/month. 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164

WINDSOR FOREST HOMES •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. $999/month, $989/security deposit. Military or Police Discount. •Available Now! Really nice inside & out! 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. $999/rent, $979/security deposit. •Available Now! 3BR/1BA, LR, family room, dining area, large kitchen, laundry room, central heat & A/C, shed w/electricity & concrete floor. No pets or smoking.$959/Rent + security deposit $999. (1yr. lease required) Police & Military Discount NO SECTION 8 OR SMOKING ACCEPTED. 912-920-1936 CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890 Commercial Space - BEST LOCATION EVER: 1600 SqFt. near Waters and Mont. Xrds. 20 parking spaces plus storage. Call Ed Garvin for details, 912-657-8379.

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Can be used for Beauty shop NO UTILITIES Call 912-313-4083 or 912-313-4082 rooms for rent 895

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

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

14 ‘ Fisher Aluminum JON BOAT, all weld, fully carpeted/w swivel leather chairs, and galvanize trailer, like new must see. $ 1100.00 912-352-3727

FURNISHED APTS. $165/WK.

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

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-$145/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. ROOMMATES WANTED VERY CLEAN. Stove, refrigerator, cable, washer/dryer included. On bus line. Starting at $125/week. Call 912 272-6919 transportation 900

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1992 PONTIAC Bonneville For Sale, Reasonable price. 1984 MAZDA For Sale. 912-233-7536

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Campers/rVs 960

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RV Coachman, 2011- 32ft. BHDS travel trailer, 2 slides, A/C,heater,microwave,sleeps 8,near mint condition,master, FULL bath w/tub $16,000. (912)658-7500

CLEAN, QUIET, NICE ROOMS & EFFICIENCES from $100-$215. Near Buslines.Stove, Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer .For More Info Call 912-272-4378 or Email: jamesthomas5817@yahoo.com

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

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