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Film: Byzantium (UK, 2013)

What: Irish director Neil Jordan’s (Company of Wolves,

Interview with the Vampire, The Crying Game) haunting and stylish vampire thriller injects new blood into the lore of the ever undying undead. 118 minutes. Presented by CinemaSavannah. When: 5 & 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $8 Info: cinesavannah@att.net

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Wednesday Film: Three Fantastic Supermen (1967, Yugoslavia) What: Psychotronic Film Society's

birthday tribute to C-grade leading man Tony Kendall in this Euro-action fantasy James Bond knockoff movie, featuring "espionage hijinxs and tight spandex jumpsuited superheroes." Dubbed (poorly) into English. Age restriction: Suitable for Ages 15+ When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 cash Info: SentientBean.com

Music: Modern English

What: 1980s British band whose hit ‘Melt With You’ is going through your head right now. On an 8-city East Coast tour. A 21+ show. When: 10 p.m Where: Dollhouse Productions, 980 Industry Dr. Cost: $15 advance. $18 door. Info: showclix.com/event/3768441

Nature Craft: at Skidaway

What: Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday household items. When: 2 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 parking fee. Info: gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Tap Takeover to Help Local Farmers Markets

What: Part of Savannah Craft Beer Week. For every Georgia beer purchased generates a $2 donation (matched by a $2 donation from the Glenn Family Foundation) to Wholesome Wave Georgia, a nonprofit that

supports 20 Georgia farmers markets (including Forsyth Farmers Market in the SAV) to double SNAP (food stamps), which enourages SNAP recipients to purchase food at farmers markets. Sponsored by Southbound Brewing Co. and Green Truck Pub. When: 5-11 p.m Where: Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St. Info: greentruckpub.com

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Thursday Barrier Island History

What: Learn the history, formation,

and inhabitants of the Georgia barrier islands. When: 1 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 parking fee. Info: gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Buy Local Luncheon with City Manager Stephanie Cutter

What: City Manager Stephanie Cutter

will present an overview of City policies and initiatives as they relate to products and services from local providers. When: 11:30 a.m Where: Pirate's House, 20 E Broad St. Cost: $20 members, $30 nonmembers. Info: buylocalsavannah.com

Growing Community - One Seed at a Time What: A film and discussion about com-

munity gardens in Savannah. Hosted by Occupy Savannah. When: 7 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: sentientbean.com

Music: Euphonium and Trombone Concert

What: Selina Reed, euphonium; and Andrew Davis, trombone, in student recital. Elizabeth Van Hoy, piano, accompanies. Music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Schubert, and Rossini's popular Barber of Seville Overture. When: 2 p.m Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public

SCAD Student Films Showcase

What: Screening of six SCAD senior Film and Television students’ work. Sells Like Teen Spirit by Charles Curran. OCEARCH by Shea Lord. Gone by Ross Ozarka. Lightning and Cragg: SAVPD: A Case of Badlock by Michael Scott. Exaltation by Kevin P. Kearney. When: 6 p.m Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the publi. Info: scad.edu

Thinc Thursday - TEDx CC Happiness 2.0

What: Review some of the highlights from this year's TEDx Creative Coast on Happiness. When: 5:30-7:30 p.m Where: Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. Cost: Free

‘Welcome to the State of Poverty’ simulation

What: An experiential learning event designed to help people better understand what life is like for their neighbors living in poverty. When: 3:30-5:30 p.m Where: Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public. Please pre-register. Info: 912-232-6747. jjohnson@stepupsavannah.org. stepupsavannah.org.

Baseball: Savannah Sand Gnats Double Header

What: Two games vs. the Greenville Drive. (Second game is a makeup of the 7/14 game). Plus, Facebook Friday. Check the Gnats' Facebook page for special deals tonight only. When: 5:35 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Info: savannahsandgnats.com

Critical Mass Savannah

What: Join Savannah's bicycle community for a free ride to raise awareness for bike rights. When: Last Friday of every month, 6 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Gallery Talk: Richard Law

What: Richard Law gives a talk on his art exhibition and work,inspired by his upbringing in the South, black culture and the landscape of the low county of Georgia and South Carolina. When: 11:30 a.m Where: City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Info: savannahga.gov/

Tybee Island Art Show & Sale: Labor Day Weekend

What: Artist reception Friday, Aug. 30, 6-9 p.m. Show and sale Saturday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. When: 6 p.m Where: Tybee Arts Ctr, 7 Cedarwood Dr. Cost: Free Info: epiphanybeads@gmail.com. tybeearts.org

Morning Bird Watch

What: The basics about local bird varieties plus watching the bird feeding stations. When: 10 a.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 parking fee. Info: gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Music: Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

What: Connect Savannah sponsors an evening of big band with Savannah’s own 18 piece, all-star group in a brand new show. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Cost: $35 Gen. Adm. $50 VIP tickets (includes preferred seating, VIP reception


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Labor Day Beach Bash featuring Swingin’ Medallions and Fireworks

What: Celebrate the never-ending summer at this beach party starring

everyone’s favorite beach music band. Fireworks start about 9:15pm. When: 7-11 p.m Where: Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Limited reserved seating $20 each. Info: VisitTybee.com

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Savannah Riverfront Labor Day Weekend Ultimate Tailgate What: It's football time people!

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Friday night: 7pm-11pm or until games end. Saturday: 12pm-11pm or until games end. Bring a chair and watch college football in front of large outdoor screens. Tailgate games, food vendors, ice cold beverages, and First Saturday arts and crafts vendors. When: -Sep. 1 Where: Rousakis Plaza, River St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: riverstreetsavannah.com

What: Join hundreds of cylists in turning the night streets of Savannah into a wave of blinking lights, music, and pedal powered fun Proceeds from this family-friendly 10 mile ride benefit Savannah Bicycle Campaign efforts. Wear a helmet. When: 8 p.m Where: Telfair Square, President and Barnard streets. Cost: $20-30 Info: 912-655-1637

Tybee Island Light Station (Lighthouse) Sunset Tour

Baseball: Savannah Sand Gnats Doubleheader, plus Fireworks!

What: A guided after hours tour of the Tybee Island Light Station and a view of the sunset from the top of the Tybee Island Lighthouse. This is the last year for these tours for the foreseeable future due to scheduled repainting of the lighthouse. No children under age 12. Call for times and reservation. When: Where: Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30

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Midnight Garden Ride

What: Two games vs. Greenville Drive, (second game is make up from 7/12). Stay to the explosive end for post-game fireworks. When: 5:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium Cost: $7 Info: savannahsandgnats.com

Beaches and Borders tour of Tybee Island

What: Wilderness Southeast's guided exploration of the salt marshes and beach on Tybee Island, plus the cultural and natural history of the islands. Fee includes use of binoculars and spotting scope. Reservations required. Call for meet up location.

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Revolutionary War Cannon Demonstrations

What: Road trip, with guns! What’s not to like? See historically attired interpreters present Revolutionary War soldier talks, musket and cannon demonstrations. Bring a picnic. When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m Where: Fort Morris Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Rd., Midway GA Cost: $3 - $4.50 Info: 912-884-5999. fortmorris@coastalnow.net

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Fungus Among Us:

What: An after-dark learning adventure, to look for lichen that glows in the dark. When: 8:30 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 parking fee. Info: gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Paddle Beautiful Ebenezer Creek with Sierra Club

What: Explore and enjoy the best remaining tract of cypress-gum swamp forest in the Savannah River basin with the Sierra Club. Designated a National Natural Landmark for its stunning natural beauty and ancient stands of bald cypress trees, Ebenezer Creek belongs on every nature enthusiast's list of places to see in the Savannah area. Canoe rentals will be available for $30 ($15/person) or bring your own canoe or kayak. When: 8 a.m Where: Ebenezer Creek, n/a. Cost: $15/person if renting canoe. Free if bringin own canoe or kayak Info: 912-961-6190. karengrainey@ bellsouth.net

Savannah Craft Brew Fest

What: The sixth annual festival showcases craft beers from nearly 40 micro-breweries, plus music and food. Southbound Brewing Cornhole Tournament, beer seminars, college football viewing room, Sponsored by Connect Savannah. This is a 21+ event. When: 1-5 p.m Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Cost: $40.00 for General Admission or $75.00 for VIP. Desig. Drivers: $15-$25. Info: savannahcraftbrewfest.com/

SpitFire Saturday Open Mic & Showcase

What: The monthly open-mic showcase that incorporates music, poetry, visual art, and many other artistic forms of expression. Sign up begins at 7:30 pm. Brought to you by Spitfire Poetry Group. When: 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $3 Spitters. $5 Sitters. Info: musesavannah.org

Wormsloe Historic Site: Tools and Skills that Built a Colony

What: History in the "making!" Craft demonstrations from the 18th century including woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, colonial games, candle making. When: -Sep. 2, 1-3 p.m Where: Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd. Cost: $4.50-$10.00 Info: 912-353-3023. gastateparks.org/ Wormsloe


Sunday Baseball: Savannah Sand Gnats & Kids Eat Free

What: Kids enjoy a free slice of Marco's pizza and a free soda at the game. Check website for game time. When: Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 East

Victory Dr.

Cost: $7 Info: savannahsandgnats.com

Labor Day Beach Bash featuring Swingin' Medallions and Fireworks What: Celebrate the never-ending

summer at this beach party starring everyone's favorite beach music band. Fireworks starts approx. 9:15pm. When: 7-11 p.m Where: Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Limited reserved seating $20 each. Info: 912-786-5444. VisitTybee.com

Wormsloe Historic Site: Tools and Skills that Built a Colony

What: History in the "making!" Craft demonstrations from the 18th century including woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, colonial games, candle making. When: Aug. 31-Sep. 2, 1-3 p.m Where: Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd. Cost: $4.50-$10.00 Info: 912-353-3023. gastateparks.org/ Wormsloe

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Monday Baseball: Final Savannah Sand Gnats Regular Season Game

What: Gnats vs. Greenville for the final game of the regular season, heading into the playoffs. $1 Natty Lights, hot dogs, and sodas. When: noon Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Cost: $1 with online coupon or Kroger coupon. Info: sandgnats.com

Fort Morris: Labor Day Revolutionary War Cannon Demonstrations

What: Historically attired interpreters present revolutionary war soldier talks, musket and cannon demonstrations. Bring a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it. When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m Where: Fort Morris Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Road.

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Piccolo Day: Community Picnic

What: A picnic in honor of the late John Saxon ‘Piccolo’ Pierce, a Savannah civil rights activist until his death in 2011 at age 80. Picnickers invited to set up grills and food tables and celebrate. Sponsored by Pierce’s family and the Savannah Branch NAACP. When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m Where: Daffin Park Cost: Free to attend. Bring your own grill/food/beverages. Info: 912-233-1293 or 912-233-4161

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Tuesday [it] Improv Troupe

What: A monthly improv show brought to you by Savannah Stage Company. When: first Tuesday of every month, 9 p.m Where: Taco Abajo, 217 1/2 West Broughton St. Cost: See website for pricing. Info: savannahstagecompany.com

Wilmington Island Farmers' Market Ribbon Cutting

What: This new community-based farmers market is opening for business. Live music, plus cake! When: 10 a.m Where: Wilmington Island Farmers Market, 111 Walthour Rd. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: wifarmermarket.org

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Wednesday Film: Death Weekend AKA House By the Lake (1976, USA)

What: Psychotronic Film Society’s 70th Birthday tribute to cult actor Don Stroud, with one of his most disturbing and violent performances - in a film that earned the Grand Prize at the International Terror Film Festival. This low-budget thriller stars Stroud as the leader of a gang of = thugs who terrorize a rich playboy and his beautiful model girlfriend at a secluded waterfront home. Starring Stroud (most recently seen on the big screen in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained) and Brenda Vaccaro. Not for the faint of heart, When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 cash Info: SentientBean.com

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In 2009, the news broke that some Atlanta public schools cheated on a massive scale on a standardized test called the CRCT. How massive? Forty-four out of 56 metro ATL schools were involved, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which took the lead in dissecting the scandal. An incredible 178 teachers and principals were found to have changed incorrect answers in order to boost test scores. By boosting scores, they increased their chance of bonuses and promotions. Thirty-five educators actually face criminal charges, including racketeering, a charge most often used against mobsters. As the cheating was in progress, former Atlanta Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall, one of the indicted 35, was named Superintendent of the Year in recognition of the school system’s, uh, remarkable improvement in CRCT scores from 2002-2009. (The real criminality may lie in the fact that most of the accused are on paid administrative leave as they await trial. But that’s another column.) In terms of sheer volume and ballsy egregiousness, it’s one of the largest scandals in U.S. history. The fact that few people followed the story at the time is just as much a reflection of widespread cynicism toward public education as it is our miniscule national attention span. The trial of the first of the 35 educators, Tamara Cotman, began last week. (The other 34 won’t be tried until 2014; Cotman invoked her right to a speedy trial.) The timing of her trial, though coincidental, is symbolically rich. The Atlanta cheating scandal was the misbegotten spawn of the No Child Left Behind Act, a Bush-era monstrosity. While I in no way condone the cheating, such a scandal was inevitable given the extraordinary fiduciary pressure from No Child Left Behind to keep standardized test scores high — essentially, to incentivize cheating. The Atlanta scandal was also a harbinger of No Child Left Behind’s defanging by the Obama administration, allowing states to

opt out, which Georgia did last year. While No Child Left Behind has been, well, left behind, the CRCT test, its main vector for benchmarking, remains. (Anyone remember AYP, “Adequate Yearly Progress?” Good times.) Soon the hated CRCT will be phased out in favor of a new test. Its passing will be mourned like that of polio. Which new test remains to be seen. Originally, the new test was going to be the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), named after the 25-state consortium which collaborated on developing it. PARCC was to reflect Georgia’s adoption of the so-called Common Core Standards, a curriculum intended to help level the educational playing field from state-to-state. Forty-five states have adopted Common Core, making it something very close to a de facto federal curriculum, and something any parent will approve if they’ve ever had the sobering experience of transferring their child from Georgia public schools to those of a state like New York — only to see their star student have to take remedial classes just to catch up. Development of the PARCC test was funded by a federal grant. Actually administering PARCC is twice as expensive than the CRCT. Which in the eyes of the Tea Party activists who drive Georgia politics, is two strikes against it. There’s a governor’s election in Georgia next year… See where I’m going with this? Governor Nathan Deal, in an early bid to counter a primary challenge from the right, has withdrawn Georgia from PARCC in response to a groundswell of disapproval against it and Common Core from Tea Party activists leery of any federal standard on anything, ever. In some quarters, Common Core is considered the educational equivalent of Obamacare and treated with

the same almost hysterical contempt. (Cue my usual reminder that Georgia is a state so stubbornly individualistic that during the Civil War we almost seceded from the Confederacy.) There are undesirable federal standards, like No Child Left Behind, and desirable ones. Common Core is one of the good ones. But some observers think Deal’s PARCC pullout is a move towards a pullout from Common Core itself. One local public school teacher, who chose to remain anonymous, tells me: “Any attempt to nationalize education standards is a positive one. Common Core is such an attempt. Nationalizing certification standards for teachers would be a logical step after that,” she says. “The reason the state of Georgia is backing away is cost. The PARCC tests that measure Common Core cost twice what the CRCT costs. This Common Core issue will now become part of Deal’s and State School Superintendent John DeBarge’s campaign for the Governor’s Mansion.” Tellingly, when announcing the PARCC pullout, Deal mentioned precious little about education, focusing on money: “Georgia can create an equally rigorous measurement without the high costs associated with this particular test,” said Deal. “Just as we do in all other branches of state government, we can create better value for taxpayers while maintaining the same level of quality.” I’d like to think opposition to Common Core is based on sound principles of selfgovernance, fatigue of standardized testing, and a concern for responsible oversight. But my own fear, shared by many observers, is that given Gov. Deal’s alarming track record of cronyism — go ahead, Google “Nathan Deal” and “cronyism” — our new standardized test will end up having a disturbingly close financial connection to one of his political friends and benefactors. No Crony Left Behind, as it were. Cheating is cheating, and incentives to cheat take many forms — some easier to spot than others. cs


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Honoring the foodie elders Good lord, people, you’d think we’d never seen an organic potato before. Whole Foods Market has been open for a couple of weeks now, and Savannah is still swooning as if the Messiah is in there singing karaoke and giving away free babies. Not that I count myself apart from the entranced masses clutching canvas bags and ogling the artfullypiled pluots: As an avowed disciple of the gods of kale and nitrite-free turkey bacon, I, too, have already worshipped multiple times at this new megachurch of higher eating. I confess to skipping up and down the aisles like a hungry Hare Krishna, squealing with rapture at the rainbow of bulk quinoa and unpronounceable brands of kombucha. And Holy Mother of Edamame, THE SALAD BAR. It says a lot that the opening of a fancy grocery store is the most thrilling phenomenon to hit town since Hurricane David. First, clearly Savannah has been salivating for an upscale foodie experience that caters to the socially-conscious palate. (If only we lined up for better public schools

like we do for housemade raspberry gelato!) Second, Whole Foods sets a high bar for creating instant community. At any hour of the day, all corners of Savannah are out representing in its customer base — one only need to see the mothers in Muslim headscarves milling along the pasta aisle with observant Jews to dispel the outdated notion that this city is merely black and white. And while there are haters who reject paying a few more pennies for pesticide-free produce, there are plenty of blue collar folk planning meals amongst the housewives in expensive tennis outfits. It’s not just about who’s buying but who’s selling: An advance corporate team sussed out some of Savannah’s finest artisan vendors: FORM’s cheesecakes, Chocolat by Adam Turoni, Nourish Savannah’s divine bath fizzies and local caffeine courtesy of PERC and Cup to Cup are among those taking their products to the next level. “If there’s anything local we can get, we do,” avows associate team leader Emily Salzer, who relocated here from WF’s Nashville store. “Every store is unique, and we do our best to reflect and respond to the local

community.” (Hello, did I mention there’s locallybrewed beer on tap?) The philosophy extends to more than just food: Opening festivities included raising funds for the Savannah Tree Foundation and the West Broad Street Y as well as employing musical mainstays The Train Wrecks and City Hotel, who crooned away near the cheese display. The store’s design concept is also rooted in the Lowcountry, from the reclaimed shutters above the deli to the picnic tables built by Design for Ability. There’s even a framed homage to Backus Cadillac, the pink concrete loaf of a building that sat upon this lot for over 50 years. Maybe it’s hard to swallow that a corporate giant is better at collating our local resources and packaging them up prettier than any of us ever could. Yet suddenly people who used to roll their eyes at the word “organic” are now knitting their brows over red snapper overfishing and fair-trade coffee beans. If shiny and fancy brings more people to the Altar of Sustainable Eating, that’s a wonderful thing. But it’s important to remember why

The Brighter Day family, l. to r.: Marsha Weston, Marilyn Sims-Fishel, Peter, Janie and Claire Brodhead.

Whole Foods can bring the glamorous lifestyle of gluten-free macaroni and free trade chocolate to the mainstream: Because independent stores like Brighter Day Natural Foods have been touting it way before it was sexy. In fact, when Janie and Peter Brodhead opened up Brighter Day in 1978, eating organic was downright revolutionary. Enlightening people about the ethical origins of their food was a never-ending challenge, especially when the culinary choices weren’t much more than sprinkling wheat germ on salad and carob cookies that tasted like baked lawn clippings. Yet with patience and many delicious uses of tahini, the Brodheads have built a loyal and lovely conscious

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Janie, referring to Peter’s moving speech at the recent March Against Monsanto rally. Though the coming of Whole Foods brought no small amount of hand-wringing, the Brodheads have faith in their passion for healthy, conscious living. “It’s kind of like the pretty girl whose dad works on Wall Street and rides in a limo to school just moved to town,” admits Janie a bit ruefully. “But we’re family. We’re strong.” While the staff surely feels like kin, it also includes Janie and Peter’s actual offspring: Andrew has been working the register for ages, and daughter Claire just moved back to town from Asheville to apply some of the knowledge she learned working at organic farms up north. Oldest son and acupuncturist Ben recently moved back from the West Coast with his wife and kids to start a practice in Savannah. “I think there’s intrinsic value in the fact that we’ve been here for over a generation,” muses Claire, who remembers toddling down the aisles. I have to agree. Though I can literally walk from my desk at Connect to the front door of Whole Foods in less time it will take you to find a parking space (don’t hate), I still plan to make it to Brighter Day to shop and commune with these good people. And also for the revelation of Marilyn’s tempeh salad. Whole Foods is indeed a glorious promised land of victual bounty — and for many, a starting place to learn how and what we eat affects everything else. Perhaps it has brought you to the sacred ground of where food and community intersect. Hope the true devotees will make frequent pilgrimages to the place where it all began. cs

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community from their historic building on Forsyth Park. They know most of their customers by their first names, and Peter’s vast knowledge of the medicinal properties of herbs and supplements is legendary — plenty of local doctors refer patients to him for advice on complementary treatments for cancer and digestive disorders. I expected to see some long faces when I popped into Brighter Day last week in the midst of the Whole Foods fervor, but instead found the Brodheads and the rest of the bunch responding to their first competition in three-and-a-half decades with Buddha-like serenity and bootstrapping good cheer. New construction buzzes near the produce, where a remodeled deli will give manager Marilyn Sims-Fishel and her force of culinary elves more space to create their magical nourishments (if you’ve never experienced a baked cheese sandwich with avocado, you’re depriving yourself.) Plus, the coolest thing ever is coming to the Bull Street side: A walkup, bike-up, dog-friendly takeout window. “Our goal has never been to be bigger, only to do things better,” says Janie. The Brodheads have found valuable support from the Independent Natural Foods Retailers Association, a national organization that validates the role of small health food stores as health food culture moves away from the fringe. Brighter Day’s “boutique” status means being able to offer from Hunter Cattle and Savannah River Farms, both highly evolved but not large enough to meet Whole Foods’ distribution guidelines. “Staying independent also gives us freedom. We can be political,” affirms

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Pedaling into the night FAQs about this year’s Midnight Garden Ride Throughout the year Savannah hosts a number of truly unique events and I consider the annual Midnight Garden Ride — this Saturday, Aug. 31 — to be among them.

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Presented by New Belgium Brewing, the event will attract hundreds of cyclists for a nighttime ride through the streets of Savannah and a postride party and concert in Telfair Square. Now in its fifth year, the Midnight Garden Ride is an authentic one-ofa-kind experience that has earned its position alongside Savannah’s other signature events. But what makes it stand out in a city with so many festivals and celebrations? How can its

originality be quantified? The metric I use is the number of questions I’m asked about the event. With some things, you just don’t get it until you’ve done it. Still, I do my best to explain the spirit and fun of the Midnight Garden Ride to the uninitiated. Here are the most common questions about the event.

Is it a race?

No. In fact, it’s the opposite. The goal is not to finish first, but to savor the ride. Savannah is different at night, taking on a mysterious appeal that’s enchanting even to long-time residents. That’s the inspiration for the ride, which departs from and returns to Telfair Square via a 10-mile route that winds through some of Savannah’s most beautiful neighborhoods. The Midnight Garden Ride is casually paced and police-escorted. Helmets and bike lights are required and marshals ride along to enhance the safety of all participants. People enjoy the event on all sorts of bicycles, from recumbents to tandems to fixies. The perfect bike for the ride? It might just be a humble beach cruiser.

So it’s just a big bike ride?

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It’s much more than that. While a white front light and red rear light are required on all bikes (and available for purchase, along with helmets, at the event), many participants use that as a starting point in their illumination efforts. The results look something like the love child of a bicycle and a slot machine. Or maybe a pedal-powered Christmas tree. And it’s not just the bikes that are decorated. Contestants in the pre-ride costume contest ride along in costume, providing more visual interest.

Photos from past editions of the Midnight Garden Ride, courtesy of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

Add in the Fools Brigade, a group of bicycling jesters with bike- and backpack-mounted sound systems, and you have the recipe for a rolling party like no other. The fun doesn’t stop when the ride returns to Telfair Square. The A.J. Ghent band will perform at the Good and Evil Party. Brought up in the sacred steel gospel tradition (Robert Randolph, the Campbell Brothers), bandleader A.J. Ghent plays searing, blues-tinged slide guitar as he fronts an electric sextet including his wife on vocals. Attendees of this free, allages show can expect an onslaught of juke house blues, soul and funk. Soft drinks and New Belgium beverages will be served. Good and Evil Party-goers also look forward to a raffle with prizes including a limited edition New Belgium Fat Tire cruiser bike, a Giant Simple 3 bike from Quality Bike Shop, a classic Brooks B17 saddle from Perry Rubber Bike Shop, and helmet and reflective vest combos courtesy of Mavic. Tickets can be purchased at the party or in advance online. Winners need not be present.

All this starts at midnight? Isn’t that a bit late, especially for kids?

Midnight’s in the name, but don’t take that literally. The costume contest starts at 7:15 p.m. The ride launches


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at 8 p.m. and the A.J. Ghent band takes the stage around 9 p.m., when the riders return to Telfair Square. Pre-registered riders should check in from 6-7:30 p.m. Preregistration at midnightgardenride.com is strongly encouraged (Savannah Bicycle Campaign members: $25, Nonmembers: $35). Onsite registration is available (Savannah Bicycle Campaign members: $30, Nonmembers: $40), however onsite registrants are not guaranteed a super cool Midnight Garden Ride t-shirt. The concert is free, but registration is required for the ride and costume contest.

You mean I have to register and pay to go on a bike ride? We wanna be free to ride our machines without being hassled by The Man!

Bicycling is all about freedom, I agree, and the Savannah Bicycle Campaign aims to keep it that way. Registration fees help defray the considerable cost of organizing a massive ride and throwing a party for hundreds of people. More importantly, proceeds from the Midnight Garden

Ride fund the nonprofit organization’s ongoing efforts to make Savannah better for bicycling. SBC works in the areas of education, encouragement, engineering, enforcement, and evaluation and planning. That means teaching bicyclists and motorists to safely operate their vehicles, producing programs and events that encourage Savannahians to make bicycling a healthy part of their daily lives, advocating for new and better bicycling infrastructure, working with law enforcement officials to make our streets safer, and cooperating with planning professionals to measure increasing rates of bicycle use and ensure that cycling is an integral part of a transportation network that will serve our growing community. The Midnight Garden Ride is a party with a purpose. If you haven’t done so already, register and get ready to ride. It’s a good time and it’s good for Savannah.

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Forged in the congregational hotbox of the Southern Pentecostal House of God church, sacred steel music is an electrified rhythm, punctuated by sharp blasts of soaring solos, played on amplified lap steel guitar. It’s an open tuning, on an eight-stringed instrument, and sometimes it can sound like the roaring, whooping and hollering voice of God himself has joined the gospel fervor. And he’s an alto. Through the mainstream success of such artists as the Lee Boys, and Robert Randolph & the Family Band, sacred steel has entered the musical lexicon. These days, you hear it at hippie jam band festivals the world over, and its fiery, teary sound has also crept into bottleneck blues work of stalwarts like Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. As a child in Fort Pierce, Florida, AJ Ghent heard sacred steel at the House of God, although he admits he didn’t “grow up in the church.” The young guitarist and his six-piece R&B band will perform Aug. 31 in Telfair Square, following the Midnight Garden Ride — and sacred steel, get ready, has never sounded quite like this before. “We’re in the process of creating something different but familiar,” Ghent says, “bringing the world oldschool flavor with a new twist. It’s almost a James Brown-meets-Jimi Hendrix type thing.” The most obvious innovation: Unlike classic lap steel musicians, Ghent plays the instrument standing up; it’s on a strap around his neck. “I started playing sitting down, and then I found myself doing too much movement,” explains Ghent. “Getting up, running around and sitting back down seemed like it didn’t serve a good purpose for me. So I started standing up and playing. I saw that it made more sense to do that. Plus, I like to dance — so it helps me be able to do that and keep choreography in the group.”


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Ghent’s left hand — his fretting hand — comes in over the top of the extra-wide neck. “I really wanted to adopt a more electric guitar style of playing, with the crossover of a lap steel,” he explains. “A lot of times, people don’t even realize what I’m doing. For a while, it looked kind of silly. Even I had to get used to seeing myself doing it.” The world at large first got a look at him when he apprenticed with Georgia’s jam-band daddy-o, Col. Bruce Hampton. Ghent was lead guitarist in Hampton’s Pharaoh’s Kitchen band. “Don’t get me wrong, it was definitely something I had to develop,” Ghent adds. “Because I was used to playing sitting down, for so long, when I started standing up it was like learning the instrument all over again. It was a lot of trial and error, but I got the hang of it. I wanted to do something so new, and so fresh, and bring even more excitement back to the instrument.” Students of the sacred steel movement will recognize Ghent’s surname — his father, Aubrey Ghent, was a pioneering player, as were his grandfather, Harry Nelson, and great-uncle Willie Eason.

“My mother and father were divorced when I was at a really early age, so I wasn’t even exposed to the instrument as much as it would probably be thought,” Ghent explains. “I heard it here and there quite naturally from going to church, but I was in and out with my mom.” He was 11 or 12 when the big epiphany came. “It was one of the first sacred steel CDs, with my father, my grandfather and my great uncle on there. At that point, I became interested in the instrument, and I would listen to that thing until I broke it. “And that’s pretty much how I learned to play — by listening to that particular CD over and over and over again.” CS AJ Ghent Band Where: Telfair Square, Barnard and York Streets When: At 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, after the Midnight Garden Ride Admission: Free

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A market of their own Wilmington Island cuts the ribbon on fresh food and good times By Jessica Leigh Lebos | jll@connectsavannah.com

When Gillian Warmkessel moved to Wilmington Island from Ohio in 2011, she didn’t miss the harsh winters or the lack of marshfront views. She did, however, long for the farmers market where neighbors and townsfolk would gather every Saturday morning. “We would walk over with the dog and the kids in the wagon to pick up fresh vegetables and run into all of our friends,” reminisces the mother of two. “It was the main thing I missed when we moved here because it brought together the community every week.” A committed consumer of organic produce and sustainably-raised meats, Warmkessel frequents Savannah’s Forsyth Farmers Market as much as she can, but driving across the river every weekend proves difficult. “I truly love the Forsyth market, but to come in from the island and brave the parking, then my kids want to play on the playground — I’d come in to buy tomatoes and before I knew it, half the day was gone,” she laments. Fortunately for Warmkessel and the rest of her neighbors, the opportunity to buy food directly from local farmers has arrived on the island. The Wilmington Island Farmers Market will cut its long-awaited ribbon at 10 a.m. this Tuesday, Sept. 3 at its new venue at the corner of Walthour and Concord Roads. Violinist Ann Cafferty will serenade the event, and attendees will be treated to slice of cake from Rum Runners Bakery. The fall market season officially begins the following Saturday, Sept. 7 with special guest Jamie Deen and runs through Dec. 21. Vendors include Hunter Cattle Company, Georgia Buffalo, Gruber Farms and Clark & Sons Organics with more to come. “We are so excited for this, and so many people have put in the effort to make it happen,” says market

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manager Debby McIncrow. McIncrow and a “core group” of about 25 island residents began exploring the possibility of their own market a year ago in order to make buying fresh food more convenient. But creating a way for residents to congregate was a priority as well. Though it boasts more than 15,000 residents and a healthy average income, Wilmington Island has few sidewalks and even fewer public spaces, so the new market fills several niches at once. “We toyed with whether to call it a community market or a farmers market because people wanted so much more than to just come and buy vegetables,” says McIncrow. “Either way, it’s a positive environment for families to gather on a Saturday.” The planning phase got a healthy boost when Islands Community Church elder Jim Bulluck heard about the group’s efforts. He and other church leaders had been seeking a way to become more involved in the island’s everyday happenings, and when Bulluck heard the nascent market needed a location, he convinced the church to donate a five-acre parcel on the corner of their lot. The market folks were also allowed to rehab one of the outbuildings as an office and build a stage with supplies donated by Home Depot. “It’s going to be tremendous to have that many people on the property,” exclaims Bulluck. “We’re looking

forward to meeting the people of the island.” He reiterates that while the market is on church grounds, the event is wholly non-denominational. “We are just so happy to serve the community in this way.” The Wilmington Island market is at the same time as the Forsyth Farmers Market, but so far the relationship between the two organizations has been more collaborative than competitive. A few farmers have hired extra staff to be able to sell at both Saturday markets, and FFM director Teri Schell has shared with McIncrow some of the wisdom she’s gained. “Any avenue that allows local farmers to sell their produce and put more local food in people’s bellies is something I support,” affirms Schell, who has been overseeing the downtown market since it was was just a handful of tents. “People really want to have local food right in their neighborhoods, and now people in that part of Savannah who don’t come into town for our market will have the opportunity to get that.” McIncrow is grateful for the support and is working to tailor the Wilmington Island market around the community it serves by inviting non-food-related island businesses and organizations to have a presence. The idea is to appeal to more than the “typical farmers market

customers”— i.e., mothers in their 30s and 40s — by inviting all kinds of interesting people from the corners of the island. The market will feature a guest speaker every week as well as local music, giving folks reason to stick around after buying their organic squash and bunches of kale. Roberto Leoci has helped develop a monthly chef program and will be on hand at the Sept. 28 market to demonstrate how to cook one of his signature dishes at home. Of course, there will be story time for the children, and plenty of shady picnic tables for island families to hang out and relax at a market all their own. Warmkessel knows it will take time to build up to the abundance of her hometown market, but she’s enthusiastic to support the new foodie community. “It will take me less than five minutes to get there,” she rejoices. “I can just grab what I need and go, or I can stand there and chat if I want to. “It will be so nice to just be able to bump into my neighbors.” cs Wilmington Island Farmers Market When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays Sept. 7-Dec.21 Where: 111 Walthour Rd., Wilmington Island Info: wifarmersmarket@aol.com


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Don’t mess with Marshals The U.S. Marshals got their man a couple of times recently.

A Waycross man wanted for Failure to Surrender for Sentence and Bond Violation for a 2005 conviction was arrested on Tybee Island by the United States Marshals and the Tybee Police Department on August 22. Mark Ashley Griffin, 37, was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service in a warrant issued in 2006 for Failure to Surrender to serve a sentence and Bond Violation. Griffin was convicted in U.S. District Court in Waycross, Georgia for Conspiracy to distribute, possession with intent to distribute, and manufacture in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base (crack). Griffin was sentenced to serve 110 months in federal prison in December 2005. Griffin was allowed to self-surrender to the Federal Prison

in Jesup, Georgia in January 2006. Griffin failed to surrender and has been on the run since the date of conviction. Information was generated early on that said Griffin fled the country to an island that did not have an extradition treaty with the United States. Griffin’s luck ran out on August 22, when the U.S. Marshals Savannah office and the Tybee Island Police department located him in an apartment a 13 Izlar Street on Tybee. Griffin had gone to great lengths to hide his true identity by using the alias of Dave Van Guard, had grown out his hair and dyed it blond, covered his distinctive tattoos with new tattoos and worked on a cash basis. Griffin had nothing in his name. Griffin had taken on the proverbial “surfer dude” look, totally opposite of his 2005 appearance. Griffin has laid low for the last almost eight years and never surfaced to the attention of law enforcement on Tybee Island other than being seen all over the island. Griffin even taught surfing lessons to the children on the island.

An anonymous tip said Griffin was in the area of 16th/17th Streets on Tybee Island. The task force set up surveillance in the area and observed Griffin come out of the Izlar address. Marshals went to the address and arrested Griffin without incident. Griffin was transported to the McIntosh County jail to await his court appearance on the outstanding charges. Also, a Savannah man wanted for Federal Supervised Release Violation by the United States Marshals Service was arrested in Long County, Georgia by the U.S. Marshals, the Long County Sheriff ’s Department, and the Georgia Department of Corrections K-9 unit last week. Wesley Mark Miller, 32, of Savannah was wanted based on a 2003 methamphetamine conviction. Miller was convicted in 2003 for Conspiracy to manufacture, possession with intent to distribute, and distribution

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I once heard someone — it may have been my father — claim the price for a prostitute has remained relatively stable throughout the ages. Has it, relative to the price of, say, bread, games, household utensils, etc? I realize this is a complex question, but still, can anything sensible be said about it? —A fan from Holland Interesting notion, and perfectly plausible. Sex is perhaps the most basic commodity after food and shelter. Few sell themselves for the joy of doing so; they do it to cover the cost of living, usually for lack of other options. Allowing for pricing variations due to attractiveness, services provided, and so on (which I acknowledge make for a wide range), and conceding that tolerance for premarital sex may have reduced demand for professional services (in my opinion minimally), the fundamental economic relationship hasn’t changed since we had brains enough to bargain. Ergo, prices for sex ought to be historically stable. However, proving this conjecture

as little as $30 per hour. Variation in services also factors in. These days unprotected sex fetches a premium price: A 2005 study found that Mexican sex workers typically charged anywhere from 20 to 50 percent more for sex without a condom. Another complication is that our knowledge of historical sex pricing is spotty. The merchant’s wife in Chaucer’s Shipman’s Tale sets her rate at 100 francs, which in current money is probably more than $5,000, but that whopping figure can’t be taken as reflecting contemporary market values — she’s an amateur who’s run up some serious debt. A better benchmark is that in 15th-century France, a prostitute could earn in half an hour what an agricultural worker would make in half a day. Using U.S. Labor Department figures as a comparison, that’s the equivalent of about $36.50 a trick. More recently, in the period between the two world wars in London, one pound would buy a high-end prostitute, about $230 in today’s money, which as we’ve seen is within the current premium range.

A decent way to gauge prostitution pricing over time is to focus on a single city. In 1911 the Vice Commission of Chicago published a survey of local prostitution. There’s no breakdown of price per service, but from the text we learn women were often grouped in “houses” with a standard price, with 50-cent houses at the low end and ranging up to $5 houses. Streetwalkers’ rates ranged from around 50 cents to a dollar, plus the price of a room if needed. A survey of Chicago streetwalkers from 2005 to 2007 found on average they worked 13 hours a week, performing a total of ten sex acts and making $340: $34 per trick, or $26 an hour. In terms of labor value, a dollar in 1911 was the equivalent of somewhere between $75 and $110 in 2007, meaning the real numbers didn’t move much over the intervening century. So never mind price indexes based on the cost of a Big Mac and other such foolishness. There’s reason to think the bedrock economic constant is what it costs an impatient male to get laid. cs By cecil adams

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is a bitch. Reliable figures for per-trick pricing are difficult to gather, with a large amount of error due to underreporting and other factors, such as whether the john has to pay for the room, alcohol, and other favors, not to mention the pimp’s cut. Another problem is that, at any given time, prostitution prices vary enormously from country to country and city to city. Looking just at Europe, some Swedish prostitutes can earn thousands of dollars a day, while Greek prostitutes, some driven into the business by the collapsed economy, have recently been found to be charging as little as $7. A typical high-end call girl in the Knightsbridge section of London can easily set you back $250 or $300. My assistant Una once saw an advertisement in a phone booth while on a London shopping spree, touting “We’re identical twins, bisexual, and have no taboos.” As one might imagine, the listed price was steep — north of 500 pounds ($750) for an hour’s debauchery. But the average London hooker doesn’t make anywhere near that much. A 2008 study revealed not only that London had more than 921 brothels, but that the average price for “fullservice” sex was just over $90. Off the city’s tourist beat, sex can be had for well under half that price, sometimes as little as $25. Supply and demand come into play, of course. A recent price war between local girls and foreign prostitutes in London’s West End has dropped the average earnings of sex workers there to

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• The upscale restaurant at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced in August that it would soon add a 20-item selection of waters from around the world, priced from $8 to $16 a bottle (except for a $12 “tasting menu”). Martin Riese, general manager of Ray’s & Stark Bar, who is also a renowned water gourmet, will sell his own California-made 9OH2O, which comes in “limited editions of 10,000 individually numbered glass bottles” at $14 each. Said Riese, “(M)any people don’t know that water is just as important to the entire dining experience (as, say, a good wine).” Riese has been certified as a Water Sommelier by the German Mineral Water Association.

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• A security lab, delivering a report to the makers of software for a luxury Japanese toilet, warned that a flaw in their Android program renders the toilet hackable - even while a user sits on it. The Satis (which retails for the equivalent of about $5,600) includes automatic flushing, bidet spray, fragrance-spritzing, and music, according to an August BBC News report, and is controllable by a “My Satis” cellphone app. However, the PIN to operate the app is unalterably “0000,” which means that a prankster with the app could create some very uncomfortable mischief in a public restroom. • The CEO of Christian Schools Australia told the Australian Associated

Press in June that Caloundra Christian told the Herald Sun, “My son is one College in Queensland teaches a range (who) puts balls in his mouth.” of creative sexual health messages and • British birdwatchers were espeoffered the school’s recent student pamcially excited by news earlier this year phlet, “101 Things to Do Instead of that a rare White-throated Needletail Doing It,” as evidence. Recommended (the world’s fastest flying bird) had substitutes: “Pretend you’re six again,” been spotted on the U.K.’s Isles of Har“Have a water fight,” “Blow bubbles in ris - only the eighth such sighting in the park,” and “Have a burping contest.” Britain in 170 years - and ornithologists • What Hawkmoth arranged for an expeResearchers Know: dition that attracted According to their study in birdwatchers from July in the Royal Society of around the world. A Biology Letters, researchJune report in the Daily SAY, THERE ers from the University Telegraph noted that GOES A WHITEof Florida and Boise State about 80 people were THROATED NEEDsomehow have learned on the scene when the LETAIL! that the hawkmoth evolved bird appeared again, to avoid predator bats by but then had to watch jamming bats’ signature it fly straight toward radar-like hunting techthe blades of a wind nique called echolocation. turbine. (As the event A co-author told Scienmight be described ceRecorder.com that the by Monty Python, the hawkmoth “confuses” the bird thus joined the bats by emitting sonic choir invisible, left this pulses from its genitals. mortal coil, became • Adult “swinger” clubs an ex-White-throated occasionally rent comNeedletail.) mercial facilities like restaurants for an evening in which randy couples can Bright Ideas mingle, but a club in Melbourne, Aus• Helpful Derivative Military Techtralia, struck a deal with the Casey Kids nology: Manayunk Cleaners in PhilaPlay House Cranbourne, where frolickdelphia has been testing delivery of ers could enjoy the playtime equipment customers’ clothing via its own drone - until parents of children who play (a converted four-blade DJI Phantom there found out in June. The parents quadcopter originally used for aerial were especially concerned about the photography), guided by GPS. Said one partiers cavorting among the plastic bemused customer, “I was wondering balls in the giant ball pit. One parent

what the hell that was, to be honest.” So far, the payload is limited to a shirt or towel, to be picked off the hovering aircraft by the customer, but owner Harout Vartanian hopes to buy a bigger drone soon. Agence France-Presse news service reported an even bolder drone program in August: delivering beer to music festival-goers in South Africa. The director of the Oppikoppi festival in Limpopo province attested to the drone’s success. A reveler places an order by cellphone, which marks the location, and the drone is dispatched to lower the beer by parachute - usually in the midst of a cheering crowd. • Contrary to popular wisdom, cows do not sleep standing up, but actually spend 12-14 hours a day lying down, even though their shape makes the position uncomfortable. Conscientious dairy farmers use beds of sand to adapt to the cow’s contour, and since the late 1990s, a Wisconsin firm (Advanced Comfort Technology) has marketed $200 cow waterbeds, which are even more flexible. Waterbeds may be superior, also, because they are built with an extra chamber that makes it easier for the cow to lower herself safely. The founders’ daughter, Amy Throndsen, told Huffington Post in June that her parents endured awkward moments starting the company: “Everyone . . . is telling them, Don’t do it. Don’t do it. Are you kidding me? Waterbeds?” CS By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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Jam with Eric Culberson again Eric Culberson has two passions, music and fishing. The Savannah-born electric guitarist is gigging pretty much every night of the week — he doesn’t need a day job, thanks — so while the sun is up, when he isn’t sleeping off the sweats from one late-night show or other, he’s on his boat someplace offshore, hooking the big ones. That, however, is a story for another day. This time, Culberson is here to talk about The One That Got Away. Jam Night. He’d been bandleader and master of ceremonies for Jam Night at Live Wire Music Hall until the club was shuttered in the spring. Full bands, solo performers, electric, acoustic, whatever, eventually everybody who played anything showed up to sit in. “You just never know, man,” Culberson smiles. “It’s Potluck 101. I had one dude show up with an eyebrow piercing; he hung a big triangle off it, and played that for Jam Night. And that’s why I do it.” Jam Night differs from Open Mics in one important respect — rather than being let loose on your own, in front of an open microphone (hence the name), you’re actually supported by some cool musicians. Like Eric Culberson. “When I was not playing music for a living, Jam Night was huge for me,” he says. “Because I could go out and do my thing with a band. On a stage.” Starting Sept. 3, Jam Night returns to River Street. Bayou Café, and

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Eric Culberson has been hosting Jam Night, somewhere in town, for 24 years.

Culberson, will be there for you every Tuesday night. Culberson sees this as an essential element of the city’s musical alchemy. “A lot of bands have come out of Jam Night,” he enthuses. “It helps musicians get together, available musicians. It’s a good hub. “It’s good for the community, and it’s good for tourists coming through town that are here for a couple of nights and want to go out and have fun.” It’s good for traveling musicians, passing through town for an evening and looking for an after-hours place

to play. And, rest assured, it’s good for Eric Culberson. “When this cranks up,” he says with a broad smile, “it’ll still be the 24th consecutive year that I’ve been doing Jam Night in Savannah.” Find this story on connectsavannah.com to watch Eric’s live, in-house Connect Sessions video.

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Our friends at Safe//Sound Productions are back swinging this week and next with some cool shows. Virginia’s Daniel Backman, who

plays “psychedelic Appalachia,” has a gig Thursday, Aug. 29 at the “Safe// Sound Lodge,” 633 E. Broad St. (that’s the corner of Broad and Hall). Pale Grasses and Richard Leo Johnson are also on the bill. Hang Fire’s got a house/techno dance party on the 31st with Samantha Vacation, Jeff Zagers, Reconns and Cheedoh Dust. “Samantha Vacation” is the mixmistress de plume of Daryl Seaver from Chapel Hill, N.C. On Sept. 3, Safe//Sound brings Detroit’s quirky pop duo Jamaican Queens to Hang Fire, with Dip and Make Westing. And the Brooklyn-based, allwoman sludge/pop trio Advaeta has a Safe//Sound date at the Jinx Sept. 5, with support from our own Blackrune and Hot Plate. CS

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Left: Clay Johnson is the Equinox Orchestra’s vocalist; he also plays trombone. Above: Jeremy Davis and Johnson out in front of the band they started in 2008.

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This week’s concert appearance by the Equinox Orchestra has all the earmarks of a triumphant homecoming. The Savannah-based Big Band, 18 members strong, played a string of country-wide tour dates over the summer, and capped things with an early-August appearance at the prestigious Chautauqua Institution in New York. How prestigious? “We were sandwiched between ‘Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion’ and the Beach Boys,” says saxophonist/ bandleader Jeremy Davis. Davis started Equinox — indeed, the full name is “Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra” — in 2008. His design and desire was to

create a contemporary makeover of the classic, sleek Big Band, with all the musical and visual touchstones of the ‘40s era. But Equinox doesn’t merely rehash the Great American Songbook for yet another nostalgia ride through Tuxedo Junction. The playlist — commissioned by several top arrangers — includes contemporary music, too. “We try to make ‘em all swing,” Davis says. “Make ‘em all have something special.” From the beginning, Davis’ co-pilot has been trombonist Clay Johnson, his boyhood chum from West Monroe, La. The affable Johnson doubles as Equinox’s vocalist — and he and Davis have an undeniably winning, come-fly-with-me onstage chemistry. Offers Davis: “A guy came up to us after a show and said ‘The songs were great; the arrangements were great. But I felt like I made two new best friends.’ And for me, that is what it’s about.” At the Charles H. Morris Center on Friday night (Aug. 30), the guys intend to premiere some new material, as well as play a horn-case full of their favorite swing tunes. The show, which will be structured like an old-fashioned television broadcast, will be streamed live (via multiple cameras) on the band’s

official website, equinoxorchestra. com. The dance floor will be positioned a little to the side of the stage. There’s a reason for that. “A lot of people just love to dance to this kind of stuff,” Davis explains. “In the past, we haven’t always made that available. “Our show is very interactive. In my mind, it’s the Rat Pack at the Sands Hotel in Vegas, whatever year it was when they were shooting Ocean’s 11, where they did shows every night. The audience is literally right here, you know what I mean? There’s so much vibe that comes through that exchange. We deal with the audience. We talk to them. They are an active part. And when you put a dance floor right there, all that goes away. “That’s why we put the crowd right up next to the stage. They’re going to be right in our business; they’re going to see our eyes. We’re going to have this conversation. “And you can dance over here. We’ve set it up to where I think we can make it all work.” Next for the Equinox gang is the return of the “Mad Monday” shows at in the Westin Habor Resort ballroom; the event went into mothballs while the band was on tour. Now that everybody’s home, Davis hopes

to resume the Westin residencies in September. He wants to make each one different, less of a “show” and with a focus on new and untried arrangements. “Sometimes they work and sometimes they fall flat,” he laughs. “But that’s part of the beauty of it, because the audience knows it’s on the fly. They know these guys are sight-reading the charts.” However it pans out, Davis, Johnson and the other musicians know they’re into something good. “It’s one thing to be a success at home in Louisiana, where I’m from,” Davis says. “But when you take the show out, and you go up the east coast, through the Midwest, through Colorado and back down through the southland, and you see all kinds of different people all having the same reaction to the show, that’s what’s so gratifying for us.” CS Jeremy Davis & the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra Where: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. When: At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $35; VIP $50 Phone: (912) 547-3196 Online: equinoxorchestra.com


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The Savannah Craft Brew Festival was hatched in part by Visit Savannah and other interested parties in order to create an event to bring in visitors and promote activity during the Labor Day weekend. This Saturday marks the sixth edition of the Craft Brew Fest, over the river on Hutchinson Island, but the first in the hands of a new organizer. ‘In 2012 we got word from Visit Savannah that the event had gotten so big and was taking up a lot of staff time and they were looking for a production company to take over the event,” recalls Jay Wilson, CEO of Red Mountain Entertainment. “So we put together a proposal along with some other companies, and were lucky enough to be chosen to take over this event that they spent a lot of blood sweat and tears putting together.” Wilson adds that “we’re stewards of something that Joe Marinelli and his team at Visit Savannah put a lot of hours into. We’re very sensitive and mindful of the fact that we’re babysitting something birthed by someone else.” While there’s a new sheriff in town, Wilson says don’t expect any radical changes to an event that seemed to be close to optimal already.

“I was at the event last year, and I came back and told our team, you know what guys? They’ve got a really great event. If it ain’t broke it doesn’t need to be fixed,” says Wilson. “Let’s just bring a few new ideas to the table keep the basic structure of the event.” The basic structure is simple: You enter the Trade Center – only those over 21 allowed – and partake of about 150 craft beers in various booths and beer gardens inside and outside the cavernous building, utilizing two-ounce sample cups. A few new highlights this year include a “Mixology Garden.” “That’s an area where three Savannah bars are going to feature bartenders serving beer cocktails,” Wilson says. The establishments will serve up concoctions like the Strong Black & White from The World of Beer, a Razzle Dazzle from The Distillery, and a Loose Rita from The Sparetime. Another new touch is a rather ambitious cornhole tournament.

The basics are the same, but there are a few new draws at the Brew Fest By Jim Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

“We’ve set up a bracket just like March Madness, with 16 teams,” says Wilson. “On the afternoon of the Brew Fest, while thousands are doing whatever they’re doing, in one section Southbound Brewery will be pouring beer and we’ll have these teams battling it out all afternoon in a single elimination tournament. At the end there will be one championship game, and the winner gets to take home the Southbound-branded cornhole set. It’s like a mini-festival in a festival.” Later that evening, the Georgia Bulldogs play Clemson in the first football game of the season. To get you in the mood, Wilson says, “we’re converting a section of the Trade Center into a sports bar. We’re throwing up some flatscreen TVs and there will be seven breweries from Georgia and South Carolina pouring there to get people in the tailgating mood for the game.” For the cigar aficionados, Hoyo De Monterrey cigars will be doing some “education sessions,” paired with Brew Fest main sponsor Abita Beer. “We’ve taken a cigar company and a beer company, gotten their flavor profiles, and now we’re picking beers so the cigar people can walk people

through why different tobaccos are tasting which way with which beers,” says Wilson. Ironically given the fact that Red Mountain Entertainment is primarily a concert promotion company, music has been downscaled as a featured draw at this year’s Savannah Craft Brew Fest, with only local band The Train Wrecks performing. Wilson explains why: “I went up to Durham to another beer festival we’re doing, and I came back and said to my team, we’re used to taking care of bands every day. On the day of a concert they’re the rock stars. But at a beer fest the beer is the rock star,” he says. “We put a real premium on working with distributors and various breweries to really work to pick a great portfolio of beers. This event is all about the beer. We don’t lose sight of what it’s all about.” The decision also had something to do with last year’s underachieving attendance for a Sunday rock concert. “A band at a beer festival is just about creating a vibe and a mood,” says Wilson. “We realize the beer is the draw, and we put everything in the hands of the beer.” cs


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It’s almost impossible to believe, but Southbound Brewing Co. wasn’t a presence at last year’s Savannah Craft Brew Fest. Last summer the fledgling enterprise was still in the early stages of building out its impressive production facility on Savannah’s industrial westside, jumping through the myriad of hoops that come with opening any new business. And when your new business is also the first of its kind in the area, your challenges are multiplied. You have to educate local leaders and hope they’re willing to embrace the unknown. Marketing Director Carly Wiggins recounts the last year as a series of hurry-up-and-wait scenarios. “We had equipment in and ready to go for a long time. It took us 8 months to close on the building,” says Carly. “We had to do soil testing. To get our building permit, it took about 4 months. Build out took 2 and a half months.” Then Southbound had to work on getting an alcohol license, which was made even more difficult because the powers-that-be weren’t familiar with the setup and operation of a brewery. Southbound is finally brewing beer here, but its role as trailblazer isn’t

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over. The latest mission: to get city leaders to approve a local ordinance allowing brewery tours and tastings, which are already a mainstay of other breweries all over the state. “It will put us in an extreme disadvantage to not be able to do that,” explains Carly. “It’s a major marketing tool to get people in, and they create a bond with your brand. Without it, no other brewery would open up here. With the related tourism impact, it’s creating something for the entire area.” And if Southbound can get more brewery-friendly regulations in place, Carly believes the Savannah area will be perfectly positioned to profit from the craft beer revolution. She’s seen it work well in other places. Before Carly and her childhood friend Smith Mathews decided to go into business for themselves here with Southbound, they gained experience at Atlanta’s well-established Sweetwater Brewing Co and Westbrook Brewing Co, located outside of Charleston. Both parent cities have vibrant craft beer cultures and have thoroughly embraced the breweries’ social and economic benefits. Carly and Smith hope Savannah will seize this opportunity as well and support the brewery. With our city’s long and storied history that often co-mingles with adult beverages, it’s hard to believe that Southbound is Savannah’s only production brewery. As such, Carly and Smith have worked tirelessly in community outreach, educating their neighbors and local leaders about the economic benefits of their chosen profession. Southbound will soon have


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company though, with two more breweries (Coastal Empire Brewing Co. and Service Brewing Co.) planning to open Savannah-based production facilities in the coming year. The path may not have been easy for Southbound, but the hard work is paying off. Southbound is managing 100 accounts with Georgia bars and restaurants. Chalkboard tap lists all over Savannah proudly list the three beers from its main line: “Iron Lion” pale ale, “Hop’lin” IPA and “Scattered Sun Wit,” a Belgian white ale. In addition to promoting those core offerings, Southbound is using the added publicity and fanfare of the Brew Fest week to debut its first seasonal, “Day Trip’eler”, another ale with Belgian roots that stays true to the storied style. The tripel will also be the brewery’s first beer offered in bottles, which will be on area store shelves in the coming weeks. Southbound will be busy every night of the Brew Fest week, participating in a full range of events including tap takeovers, glassware giveaways, beer and food pairing dinners and exclusive small batch releases. Its work culminates with the festival main event on Saturday, where all four of its beers will be available for tastings as well as a special cask ale. “We have something every single day until the beer fest,” says Carly. “And then, on Sunday, I won’t want to talk to anybody. I’m going to the beach.” The brew house has room for expansion, and Southbound is looking to build a barrel-aging program as well as the inevitable cadre of additional fermenters. As it spreads its beers out from its Savannah hub to Atlanta and beyond, Carly and Smith are excited to bring Savannah along for the ride. “In our current capacity we’re going to max out at 6,000 barrels. We can continue to add more tanks in and get up to 30,000 barrels of beer a year in this building, which is great,” says Carly. “The main thing we want to focus on is keeping the quality of the beer and keeping everyone that we’re currently supplying happy.” cs

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By Lee Heidel | lee@brewdrinkrun.com

While the official Savannah Craft Brew Fest only lasts a short four hours on Sat., August 31, there are a full week’s worth of activities leading up to the big day. Local bars and restaurants have made the most of visiting brewery representatives and heightened beer awareness to forge a respectable schedule of tap takeovers, special releases, craft beer dinners, paraphernalia giveaways and other promotional events.

The Distillery’s “Night of the Beer Geek” has become one of the most highly anticipated events of the craft beer calendar year. 2013 marks the fourth year for the event and presents an exceptional tap list with a carefully curated selection of spectacular beers, the likes of which Savannah rarely sees. There are several beer debuts and exclusives to look for during the week. Savannah’s Southbound is debuting its first seasonal beer release, “Day Trip’eler” on Thursday at World of Beer. This light-bodied ale pours a gorgeous deep straw color and is in the same league as Belgium’s best tripels, with delicate notes of banana and light spicing. Southbound will also have a cask of its “Hop’lin” IPA aged on roasted jalapeños available at Green Truck Pub on Wednesday. Expect both of those beers to sell out quickly. A rundown of the highest profile events of the week are below. For exact event times or more information, contact the location.

Wednesday 8/28

Bier Haus: Highlighting beers from Boulevard Brewing with giveaways and a meet-and-greet with beer reps. The Beer Growler: Metropolitan Savannah Rotary Club’s benefit for Greenbriar Children’s Center with food from Green Truck. Sold Out, pre-ticketed event. The Distillery: Highlighting beers from Quality, Prime and Empire Distributors including many rare beers from Cisco, Clown Shoes, Wrecking Bar and Sam Adams. Green Truck Pub: Southbound tap takeover and cask, benefitting Wholesome Wave Georgia World of Beer: Highlighting beers from Red Hare, including a special cask and the release of “Forbidden Fruit”

Thursday 8/29

The Beer Growler: Featuring taps from Atlanta’s Red Brick Brewing Co.

The Distillery: Highlighting beers from United Distributors including Mother Earth, New Holland, Boulevard and more. Green Truck: Tap takeover from Athens’ Terrapin Brewing Co. World of Beer: Southbound “Day Trip’eler” beer launch.

Friday 8/30

The Beer Growler: Featuring taps from Abita Brewing Co. Bier Haus: D&V International night with Belgian glassware giveaways. The Distillery: Night of the Beer Geek 4.0 presented by Savannah Distributing. The fourth annual event has a spectacular tap list and opportunities to meet brewery reps and owners. For die-hard beer nerds looking for rare beers, this is the premiere Brew Fest tie-in event of the week. Green Truck Pub: Tap takeover from Kennesaw’s Burnt Hickory Brewery.

Moon River Brewing Co.: Brewer’s toast and debut of “Wild Georgia-Belgique” The Westin: Southeast Beer and Food Pairing at 6 PM. World of Beer: Terrapin “Pumpkinfest” special cask.

Saturday 8/31

Weapons of any kind Illegal substances Framed or large backpacks No food or beverage of any kind Alcohol Glass containers of any kind Skateboards, scooters or personal motorized vehicles (except people with mobility limitations) Bicycles inside festival grounds (there will be bike parking outside the festival entrance) Fireworks and explosives Instruments and laser pointers Picnic baskets Lawn furniture Tents Pets (except service dogs) Professional camera or video equipment No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed Coolers of any kind

Medical If you need assistance look for a police officer, festival volunteer, security or staff member to direct you to the medical area.

Lost & Found Lost & found will be at the main entrance.

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The Trade Center: Savannah Craft Brew Fest from 1-5 PM. The Distillery: Craft Brew Fest after-party. Dollar off your first draft beer with festival bracelet. Your Pie (Sandfly): Special Craft Brew Fest tap list World of Beer: Abita Downtown Pub Crawl w/ Strawator

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The 6th Annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest will showcase the growing love of craft beers inside the Savannah International Convention Center Exhibit Hall and outdoors on the esplanade overlooking the Savannah River and downtown Savannah, to a crowd of about 5,000 people.

The festival is located on Hutchinson Island, at the Trade Center, One International Drive, Savannah.


There is no re-entry once you have entered the site.

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Where should I park?

What if it rains?

Beer lovers who plan to travel by vehicle to the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center have onsite parking within close proximity to the facility’s main entrances. Current parking fees are $5 per car per day; $7 per RV per day. A two minute complimentary ride from the Savannah Belles Ferry landing is a convenient connection to River Street and Historic District and a 20 minute drive from the Savannah International Airport via Interstate highways I-95 and l-16.

The event is rain or shine, but takes place both indoors and outdoors.

Can I bring my own food or beverages into the festival?

What if I bought tickets, but will not be able to attend the festival? Sorry, as stated when purchased, tickets are non-refundable.

Do you accept credit cards or checks at the door?

No outside food or beverages allowed, except pretzel necklaces!

No, we don’t. In cash we trust. But fret not, there’s an ATM in front of the venue and another just around the corner.

Will food and non-alcoholic drinks be available for purchase?

Do I need to buy beer tokens for tastings?

Yes.

No. All beer tastings are included with your ticket.

Will there be an ATM on site?

How can I find a brewery or beer?

Yes.

Can I purchase additional beer at the festival? No beer will be for sale at the festival. 2-ounce beer samples are the only alcoholic beverages available.

Who will be allowed into festival? Anyone 21 and older, with a valid I.D. Everyone’s I.D. will be checked.

Can I bring a folding chair/lawn chair with me? No, you cannot bring chairs. Seating will be available for you to eat, drink and relax if you wish.

You will be given a Beer Fest guide upon entering. It will provide you with a map and descriptions of each brewery and beer.

Will any of the beer run out? Possibly. All beers are subject to availability and popularity, so we cannot guarantee that a beer will be available the entire session.

Can I bring my kid? No one under 21 will be allowed into the festival.

Can I bring my pet? No.

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When it was announced in February that Vogue magazine would not be throwing its well-heeled support behind the suite of community shopping extravaganzas known as Fashion’s Night Out, fashionistas everywhere shed a few tears, possibly throwing their Céline Nano hangbags down in chagrin. The organizers of Savannah’s local event, however, strapped on their big girl shoes and kept on going. “Fashion’s Night Out has been so successful here, we didn’t see any reason why we couldn’t come together to do something similar even if we couldn’t use the name,” says Erin Wessling, who co-founded and coordinated the past two years’ efforts. Wessling and her style cohorts Bree Thomas and Cecilia Russo didn’t miss a step when it came to rebranding the event, and Savannah’s Fashion Night takes over Broughton Street next Thursday, Sept. 5. “There was never really a point when we considered not moving forward,” maintains Thomas, who owns fab’rik on Broughton’s west end. “Other than a few minor changes to the promotional materials, we

were able to use the same creative template.” Since the tumbleweed economy of 2009, Fashion’s Night Out had been lauded as a way to stimulate local economies and lure shoppers with late night hours, prize giveaways and VIP treatment. Both of Savannah’s 2011 and 2012 FNOs drew a tremendous turnout, with thousands of giddy shoppers strolling up and down Broughton with new purchases. Some retailers reported record sales, higher than the busiest holiday spree. Other U.S. cities, however, complained of unimpressive revenue numbers, over-the-top production costs and unruly throngs. This spring, Women’s Wear Daily announced that FNO would be “on hiatus,” taking its international branding power and highly-recognizable logo with it.

Savannah’s Fashion Night organizers Erin Wessling and Bree Thomas

If retail communities wanted to coordinate an event on their own, they’d have to do it without the airkiss stamp of Vogue’s Anna Wintour. Which hardly poses a problem for the Hostess City. “Savannah is not being stopped by the change at the national level,” assures MarRonde Lumpkin-Lotson, the city’s International Affairs Administrator who first helped the organizers navigate the necessary bureaucratic details as the director of economic development. “We’ve been able to continue forward almost seamlessly.” It’s no small feat to convince city officials and police to shut down traffic on one of Savannah’s busiest thoroughfares, but once again Broughton will become a pedestrian paradise for one night only. Logistics and musical curation get an infusion of energy this year from Dollhouse Productions’ Blake Mavrogeorgis, who’s contributing her

coordinating expertise to SFN. Two stages will bookend the block at Montgomery and Drayton, blazing with a live soundtrack by locals Make Westing and lil’ girl rapper Flau’jae, plus Florida pop band Saskachewan and favorite Charleston sons Heyrocco. DJ will rock and DJ Boodoo are bringing their spinning skills to accompany four runway shows, featuring au courant styles from SFN’s participating retailers (see below for the full list.) Art installations, acoustic performances and VIP parties will dot the intersections in between. But the real action in inside the stores, where shop owners are planning various and sundry surprises for their customers. Shoppers might score free jeans, swag bags and exclusive items while enjoying gourmet nibbles and entertainment. “We have special order merchandise coming just for the event, “ enthuses Thomas. continues on p. 28


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Artist Katherine Sandoz will be conducting a interactive art installation with her signature fiber landscapes, and Thomas describes the imminent transformation of fab’rik’s space as “Alice in Wonderland meets southern garden party.” The spirit of collaboration of previous fashion nights is in evidence, with many Broughton Street storefronts lending their space to other retailers. New partnerships this year include Custard Boutique’s match-up with ZIA’s exotic jewelry and Red Clover’s bloom-up shop in Chive Sea Bar. It all adds up to a night of stylish cooperation that pads everybody’s tailored pockets. City coffers get a big boost, too, though exact numbers are hard to come by. “We can’t measure one day of sales tax, so we can’t demonstrate the data that way,” says Lumpkin-Lotson. “But we’ve heard from some of the businesses that the last two years were their busiest sales night.” It’s not often that city bureaucracy and small businesses can strut down

the same economic catwalk together, and the revamped Savannah’s Fashion Night remains feasible (and fabulous) — in spite of Vogue’s retreat. “It works out for the best, because now it’s all local,” says Wessling. “Now it’s totally about this community.” cs Savannah’s Fashion Night When: 6:30-11 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5 Where: Broughton Street btwn Montgomery and Drayton Info: savannahsfashionnight.com Savannah’s Fashion Night official retailers are: BleuBelle Boutique@The Paris Market, Cardeologie, Copper Penny, Custard Boutique@ZIA Boutique, Extant Fair, Gaucho, fab’rik, Go Fish Clothing, Goodwill Retail Store, Half Moon Outfitters, J. Parker Ltd., J Paige Boutique Pop Up Shop, Kathi Rich@24E, Lucy Lu’s Savannah, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nourish, Paris Market & Brocante, Red Clover@ Chive Sea Bar, Sara Jane Children’s Boutique Pop Up Shop, Satchel, Savannah Bee Company, Sugar Works Bath & Body, Trunk 13 Boutique Pop Up Shop and ZIA Boutique.


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The Ghost Within — New

works on paper by SCAD alumna Blanche Nettles Powers. Arnold Hall (SCAD), 1810 Bull St.

Gallery Talk: Richard Law — Richard Law gives a

talk on his art exhibition and work,inspired by his upbringing in the South, black culture and the landscape of the low county of Georgia and South Carolina. Fri., Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m. savannahga.gov. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

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

Karen Harvell Exhibition — New artist to Kobo

Gallery,Harvell is a ceramic artist whose work includes wheel thrown vessels, bowls, platters and altered forms. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,.

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Artists’ reception Friday, Aug. 30, 6-9 p.m. Show and sale is Saturday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free .Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. Art Reception for Paintings: Skin of its Nature — The-

‘Who Is My Neighbor’ at the Beach Institute, in conjunction with the Hurn Museum, includes work by Marisa Lilje, left, and Vicki Stone, right

films, “Despair” and “La Petite Mort,” together with selected film stills. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

sis exhibition by Greg Wolbrette, a SCAD MFA painting student. Free and open to the public. Fri., Aug. 30, 6-7:30 p.m. scad. edu. Fahm Street Gallery, One Fahm Street.

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by Sarah Frost in 2010 for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Through September 22. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. The Art of Richard Law in a Diverse Collection — This

collection of paintings by the Savannah-born artists blends folk art, jazz and commentary. Art inspired by Law’s upbringing in the South, black culture and the landscape of the low country of Georgia and South Carolina. Free and open to the public. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

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approximately 50 blackand-white and color portraits of Benny Andrews, Radcliffe Bailey, William Christenberry, Lamar Dodd, Ida Kohlmeyer, Charlie Lucas, Charles Shannon, Kathryn Windham and others. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Exhibition by Diana Al-Hadid — Large-scale gypsum

and metal sculptures, small bronzes and drawings inspired by Italian and Northern Renaissance painting, Gothic architecture and Hellenistic sculpture. Artist reception and discussion: Fri. Sep. 20, 5pm. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

New York Accents — An exhibition of visual art, decorative and fine art objects from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection dating from the early 19th century to the present, exploring the rich influence of New York on Savannah. Museum admission. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St.

Allure of the Near East: Treasures From the Huntington Museum of Art’s Touma Collection — Exhibi-

tion features more than 70 objects from a broad geographical area including the Middle East, Turkey, Indian sub-continent, North Africa and Europe. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Passages — Embroidery

paintings and large-scale drawings on paper by artist Jessica Rankin. Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E Liberty St.

Paul Bloodgood: This Inch of Wholeness — Abstract

paintings by New Yorkbased artist and former SCAD artist in residence. Reception Fri. Sep. 20, 6:30 p.m. Pei Ling Chan Gallery and Garden, 322 MLK Jr., Blvd.

Remixing Banality: Rural Studies by Jon Walker —

Landscape oil paintings by this Kentucky-based artist. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

Rick Woods & Jim Griffin — Featured artists

for August. Woods is a travel and nature photographer. Griffin creates jewelry with gold, silver, fossils and semi-precious stones. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

Who is My Neighbor? — The Beach Institute in conjunction with the Hurn Museum, exhibit a panorama of mixed media artworks. Beach Institute, 502 East Harris Street.

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MFA project chronicles Westside’s urban depopulation By Paula S. Fogarty | paula@paulascott.net

It’s refreshing to see clear signs that Savannah’s art scene is being embraced by not only its growing underground network of galleries south of Gaston, but also by new institutions that value the city’s rich well of creative talent. The new Savannah Law School Campus has just opened as a venue for its local artists to exhibit their works, and they do not have to pay for exhibition space. Law professor and acting gallery coordinator Andy Wright says, “We intend to be part of the art community in Savannah, and this is one of the reasons we chose a downtown location over a big-box venue on the southside.” On Abercorn at Huntingdon, the second floor gallery is open to the public with its first show featuring the photographic work of Ashley Jones in an exhibition entitled, Frogtown to Victory, which spotlights the vanishing residential life within the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

corridor (formerly West Broad Street). Jones’s images portray the blighted urban landscapes within the MLK corridor that have succumbed to the intrusion of the Interstate 16 flyover. From boarded-up railroad worker housing in what was known as the “Frogtown” neighborhood, to unsellable houses near Taylor and MLK that have defunct billboards and the interstate overhead, Jones has captured a slice of vanishing life in Savannah. “The mass production and relative affordability of the automobile in the early 20th century resulted in considerable changes to our nation’s infrastructure and the need to intersect

highway systems with urban neighborhoods,” Jones explains. “As a resident of Savannah, I am fascinated by the rich history and historic architecture of the city. However, there is a stark division between the restored and legally protected buildings within the central National Historic Landmark District and the struggling, run-down neighborhoods that surround it.” The works were produced as part of Jones’s MFA thesis at SCAD, and she painstakingly researched the diminishing population numbers in the process of the interstate development. Maps she created show 443 houses in 1898 before the development of Union Station; after the Station was erected, a map of 1916 shows 476 houses, when the railroad was thriving; fast forward to 2010, post the interstate, and her map shows 75 houses. Jones said that Savannah Law

School approached her after her thesis exhibition —for which she had to pay, as SCAD’s hefty tuition does not include fees for its mandatory MFA exhibitions. Jones’s work accords with the school’s dedication to promoting awareness about how the arts communicate Savannah’s past, present, and future. Her images recall the work of Walker Evans in that they at once capture overlooked living environments, while representing messages in the form of hand-painted signage and other visual signals of life in these places. “I try to capture the richness of loss and decay as it is happening now,” says Jones. “The caged up airconditioning units in many of the images signify the changed nature of these neighborhoods. When the units were installed in more prosperous times, they were not targets for


theft. But now, people are stealing these vintage units to resell copper materials.” Perhaps the most disturbing image is of the recently hailed harbinger of hope to the neighborhood along MLK, the Food Lion grocery store near Gwinnett Street. When I moved

here two years ago in a nearby neighborhood, all greeted this as a godsend; yet, it was open for less than a year, as the diminished residential population base could not support the store. Her image wryly displays the boarded-up storefront—which looks more fitting for a southside strip

a private initiative with a public interest. Matthew Kerns, Assistant Director of Admissions, explains: “Originally built in 1819, the Candler building has sat mostly vacant since 1980 when the hospital relocated to its current address. Once completed, the renovations will represent one of the largest projects to restore an historic property in the United States,” says Kerns. “The estimated cost of the renovation is $10 million and is being conducted in partnership with the Historic Review Board and other city planners. As part of the purchase, Savannah Law School is now the owner of the Candler Oak, listed on the National Register of Historic Trees as Georgia’s oldest oak tree and has adopted the tree as its logo.” cs Ashley Jones’ Frogtown to Victory is on through Sept. 20 with a closing reception on the 20th at 6 p.m.

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Ashley Jones chronicles the bleak landscape of the MLK Corridor.

mall—with painted ground markers, “Stop” and a directional arrow pointing away from the store next to a handicapped sign. Jones is perhaps on the cutting edge of urban landscape photography in that her images portray the deep issues of contemporary population displacement in the face of urban progress. For example, there are no people in her images. Jones has done her homework, and is an extraordinary watchful eye on what will happen next in this corridor. She says there is a dialog within the Monument and Parks Commission to remove the ramp of I-16 at MLK Boulevard. The venue itself is well worth a visit and is a stunning example of

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Cheese. Cheesecake. Vino. To many, this trinity spells a night in rare form, and indeed it was when I treated my sweetie to a five-course dinner and wine tasting at FORM. Established in 2010, this gourmet retail shop/ catering enterprise offers a memorable — and, at $40 a head during the summer season, affordable — evening of epicurean delights.

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FORM’s culinary machine is driven, explains co-owner Brian Torres, by a desire to present “a true showcase of food and wine.” With an open seating plan and no-frills décor, the focus was on elegantly-plated dishes and handpicked wines. “Every single menu is original from the meal before,” promises Torres, who welcomes diners before each Friday and Saturday night event. Having served over 440 dinners, both in the shop and for private parties, that’s a hell of a gauntlet. French, Thai, Puerto Rican, Italian, or Spanish influences may appear on any given night. During our particular meal, the reception began with an amuse bouche of


blue cheese, which sells four wheels a month. What’s more, FORM is always moving, always, well, shifting form. From its current Habersham Street location — which has served as a bank, a bakery, and a soul food buffet in former incarnations — the empire is spreading. FORM cheesecakes are available in Charleston, as well as in Savannah’s new Whole Foods. They also recently applied for a craft beer license to segue into that growing and flavorful field. The culinary masterminds are also developing a full sit-down establishment called Chef ’s Table by FORM by Skidaway and Bonaventure. True to FORM’s hybrid nature, the new enterprise will include a coffee shop, a juice bar, and small plate specials. An art school and gallery are already up and running on the property, with lush gardens in the works. Torres assures me that lunch will be available before the 2013 holidays. Whatever shape it takes, the debut new FORM, I’d wager, will be solid. cs

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In Allen’s latest picture, Jeanette “Jasmine” Francis (Cate Blanchett) is the 21st century reincarnation of Blanche DuBois, the tragic figure at the center of Williams’ enduring masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire. The tale begins as Jasmine moves from New York City to San Francisco to stay with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins). The siblings couldn’t be more different: Whereas Jasmine is used to wealth and prone to flights of fancy, Ginger operates in a working-class milieu and tends to be a pragmatist. But because Jasmine’s Bernie Madoff-like husband Hal (Alec Baldwin, seen in flashbacks)

turned out to be a crook, a financier living off the funds of his clients until he was caught, Ginger has taken pity on her now-homeless sister and has invited her to stay with her until she can get back on her feet. It’s a situation that proves stressful for everyone, including Ginger’s uncultured boyfriend Chili (Bobby Cannavale). Compounding matters is that Jasmine has always been a trophy wife and thus totally unprepared to live in a real world that requires her to have skills of some sort. She does find employment working as a receptionist for a dentist (Michael Stuhlbarg), but most of her time is


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It’s impossible not to chortle during that notorious scene in 1965’s The Greatest Story Ever Told when Christ (Max von Sydow) is hanging on the cross and up lumbers John Wayne as a Roman centurion, drawling, “Truly,

this man was the son of God,” with the same cadence as if he were back in a Western saloon ordering a desperado to slowly drop his gunbelt and hightail it out of town. But stunt casting didn’t begin with the sight of The Duke at the crucifixion, and it certainly won’t end with the roster of all-stars who have been invited to play U.S. presidents in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. “A Butler Well Served by This Election,” a 2008 Washington Post article written by Wil Haygood, recounted the story of Eugene Allen, a butler who worked at the White House through eight presidencies. Modifying this true-life tale, scripter Danny Strong (who won Emmys for writing and producing Game Change, the HBO film starring Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin) has opted to drop one of the presidents (Truman) for his fictionalized story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), whose civility, grace and common sense allow him to rise from the dangerous terrain of the cotton fields (where as a small boy he witnessed his father shot in the head by one of the landowners) to working indoors as a servant to white people. His professionalism ultimately lands him a gig at the White House, where he makes friends with his fellow staffers (nice to see Cuba Gooding Jr. finally landing another decent role after all this time) and impresses the various power players who over the years grace the Oval Office. Cecil’s a workaholic, which doesn’t always bode well for his wife Gloria (Oprah Winfrey), who’s so lonely that she begins to eye a flirtatious neighbor (Terrence Howard). Even more turmoil takes place on the home front when the Gaines’ oldest son Louis (David Oyelowo), coming of age in the midst of the Civil Rights movement, looks down on what he perceives to be his father’s subservience to the white man and sprints in the opposite direction by attending marches and meetings. The rift between father and son continues to grow, reaching its breaking point when Louis dares to dismiss family favorite Sidney Poitier as an Uncle Tom. The Butler is at its best in those moments when it’s addressing how the different approaches of two men to racism - one working from within, one from without - can be equally valid courses of action and might even complement each other. The

rest of the time, the film is entertaining but awfully slender - a light look at heavy history. The Forrest Gump approach of hopscotching through 20th century America worked better in that fantastical film than in this ostensibly more serious effort. Louis gets to chat with Martin Luther King, attend a Malcolm X rally, participate in a lunch counter sit-in, join the Freedom Riders for a dangerous drive through the South and hang out with the Black Panthers; in short, he does everything except refuse to move to the back of the bus. Cecil, meanwhile, gets to play Gump by appearing in scenes with Kennedy, Nixon and others - only instead of being expertly injected into archival footage of the historical figures, the character plays opposite movie stars cast as our Commandersin-Chief. It’s an unnecessary tactic that serves to lessen the importance of the film, as it’s impossible to accept most of these A-listers in these roles. James Marsden plays JFK close enough to the vest that he’s a harmless choice, and Liev Schreiber at least makes us laugh with his bulldog impersonation of LBJ. But it’s a cheap, disposable parlor trick - a prez dispenser, as it were - casting Robin Williams as Eisenhower, Alan Rickman as Reagan and especially John Cusack as Nixon. Hiring unknowns for these roles would have been a more sound decision, one that would have better maintained the integrity of the film. Instead, their miscasting only rekindles those flickering images of John Wayne standing up there on Golgotha, decked out in Roman garb but clearly longing for that place where the deer and the antelope play.

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spent guzzling booze and complaining about her lot in life. Allen makes no apologies for his lead character’s infuriating behavior, and neither does Blanchett. Jasmine Francis is the sort of person who causes acquaintances to cross the road to avoid talking with her - she’s obnoxious, self-centered, conceited, vapid and deceitful - and yet, miraculously, we sympathize with her more than expected, thanks to Blanchett’s intuitive performance. It’s a superb turn, though it would be neglectful to overlook the contributions of Hawkins, Cannavale and, shockingly, Andrew Dice Clay. Clay, a vile stand-up comedian and failed movie star back in the day (anybody remember the 1990 bomb The Adventures of Ford Fairlane? I do, unfortunately), seems to have had his name plucked from a dusty rolodex by Allen - it was a good call, though, as he draws a lot of emotion out of his role as Ginger’s ex-husband Augie, a working stiff whose life was ruined by Hal’s Ponzi scheme. The Blanche-Stella-Stanley triumvirate channeled through the characters of Jasmine, Ginger and Chili keeps the film rooted in the Streetcar district (and interestingly, two of the cast members starred in stage versions, with Blanchett playing Blanche in an Australian production and Baldwin portraying Stanley on Broadway and in its subsequent TV-movie adaptation). Yet in addition to paying tribute to Williams, Allen also seeks to comment on the repeated financial crises that have shattered this nation, showing that while they may have further divided the haves from the have-nots, they’ve nevertheless managed to claim victims from every tax bracket. It’s in this light that Jasmine Francis emerges at her most sympathetic: Like the title figure from last year’s The Queen of Versailles, an excellent documentary about a wealthy family losing it all, she’s idiotic rather than evil, and in the final count, that does make a difference.

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bomb. I’ve seen worse films in 2013 (albeit not many), but I doubt I’ll see anything this year as soul-crushingly boring as this techno-turkey, a ridiculous and risible film that’s about as thrilling as a telephone busy signal. Liam Hemsworth, the younger brother of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), plays Adam Cassidy, who’s tired of slaving away for minimum pay at a New York tech firm headed by Nicolas Wyatt (Oldman). Adam and his colleagues hope to improve their lots in life with their presentation of a new cell phone design, but Wyatt is so unimpressed that he fires them all on the spot. As revenge, Adam takes the team out for an expensive night of partying, all on the company’s credit card (because, as we all know, entrylevel employees not only have access to unlimited corporate funds but also aren’t asked to hand over all company property upon dismissal - like, oh, credit cards). While out carousing, Adam meets the gorgeous Emma Jennings (Amber Heard), and it’s back to her place for some late-night whoopie. The morning after proves to be a downer for Adam, though. Knowing that the lad racked up $16,000 worth of booze on that piece of plastic, Wyatt gives him a choice: Go to jail for fraud or work for him as a corporate spy by landing a job with business rival Jock Goddard (Ford) and stealing his secrets. Adam opts for the latter route, and he’s particularly startled when he sees that one of his coworkers at Goddard’s company will be none other than - holy plot contrivance, Batman! - Emma Jennings. In a city with over eight million people, he ends up working alongside the woman he just met in a bar the night before - in the immortal words of that learned scholar and titan of industry Curly Howard, “What a coincidink!” A movie like The Social Network and a TV series like Alias proved that the world of gadgetry and computers can be just as exciting as any car chase or mano-a-mano skirmish, but Paranoia is so ineptly made that the ride home from the theater will be more thrilling than anything that took place on the screen. Yet the movie isn’t just unabashedly dull but also stridently stupid, with plotholes so cavernous that they might as well be city-street sinkholes. Hemsworth’s character is as dimwitted as the story surrounding him,

and it doesn’t help that the actor’s performance is so feeble that a raised eyebrow or a pursed lip is what passes for deep characterization. Hammy Oldman turns tend to fluctuate between amusing and annoying, and here it’s the latter.

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failing to cram his tale with topical material, most of it pertaining to the class struggles dominating U.S. news these days: the heartless treatment of undocumented immigrants, the urban plight of minorities (whereas Blade Runner posited that Asians were the ones that were abandoned by Caucasians settling on other worlds, here it’s mostly Latinos who are left behind), rampant police brutality, and the hypocrisy of those in power. It’s potent material, or at least it would be if the movie surrounding it didn’t take so many shortcuts in terms of its characterizations. Foster and Copley might be playing different types of villains - she’s cool and calculating, he’s impulsive and destructive - but the end result is the same in that, given the arch performances, it’s impossible to take either one very seriously. As for the good guys (no fair naming names), some predictably get to go the route of the (take your pick) sacrificial lamb/martyr/Christ figure, and even the ones that don’t aren’t given much personality or depth - in short, no robust and memorable Sarah Connors or Han Solos here (heck, not even a Buckaroo Banzai). Elysium is certainly better than other similarly themed films from 2013 (After Earth, Oblivion), but given the glut of movies that take place decades or centuries from now, maybe Hollywood will give it a rest and refrain from heading back to the future any time soon - at least until, oh, 2014 or thereabouts.

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There’s a spectacular performance hovering around the edges of The Spectacular Now, and it belongs to Shailene Woodley. Best known for her role as George Clooney’s older daughter in The Descendants, Woodley here delivers the sort of transcendent turn that feels so natural, so precise, so perfect in every detail. She’s not the film’s central character, and in many ways, that’s a shame. That’s not meant to knock the contributions of Miles Teller, who’s rock-solid in the pivotal part of Sutter Keely. Sutter is the cool kid, the wisecracking high school senior with the hot girlfriend (Brie Larson), a laidback job (a men’s clothing store) and an easygoing demeanor that allows him to talk to anyone anywhere. But

like any teenager worth his salt, Sutter also has problems: He has no desire to attend college, he unfairly blames his mom (Jennifer Jason Leigh) for his dad leaving when he was a small boy, and the aforementioned girlfriend dumps him when it’s clear that they have no future together. But that’s OK, as long as he has his trusty flask, his keg parties and his booze-fortified sodas. And it’s after one of his drunken all-night revelries, when he’s passed out on a strange lawn, that he meets Aimee Finecky (Woodley), a fellow student who’s as shy and introverted as Sutton is garrulous and outgoing. Sutton believes he can help this awkward teen, a virgin who’s into anime and believes nothing has ever happened in her life that’s worth discussing, and for her part, Aimee becomes smitten with this popular boy who is devoting so much time to her. For most of its running time, The Spectacular Now appears headed for 10 Best territory - this year’s equivalent of 2012’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Director James Ponsoldt and (500) Days of Summer scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Webber (adapting Tim Tharp’s novel) beautifully capture the insecurities and ill-advised decisions frequently made by teenagers, and they never allow any of the kids or adults to descend into caricature. But a lateinning incident - the movie’s only melodramatic misstep - leads to a curiously rushed final act, one which shortchanges the characters, skips key developments and leaves an unsettling and unsatisfying feeling regarding what transpired. Still, The Spectacular Now has so much going for it that skipping it is not an option. And among its many strengths, the most impressive one is the subtle way the filmmakers build upon Sutton’s drinking throughout the picture, slowly revealing him not as a fun-loving kid but as a damaged individual just a few years away from becoming an alcoholic. It’s not the sort of narrative spin found in high school or college flicks, and it’s all the more powerful for not being preachy or sentimental. I headed into The Spectacular Now expecting to see a movie like Sixteen Candles and was stunned when I got a prequel to Days of Wine and Roses instead. CS


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Annual fundraiser at Sweet Potatoes. Mon. Sept. 2, Dinner served from 5-9 p.m.50% of all dinner proceeds will be donated to Savannah Care Center, a nonprofit that provides compassionate, faith-based, life-affirming services and support to teen girls and women facing unplanned pregnancies. Please make reservations for 6 or more at (912) 3523434. Through Sep. 2. 912-236-0916 (Sav. Care Center). savannahcarecenter@comcast.net. toucancafe.com/ sweetP.html. Through Sep. 2 Sweet Potatoes, 6825 Waters Ave.

Tap Takeover to Help Local Farmers Markets

Part of Savannah Craft Beer Week. For every Georgia beer purchased generates a $2 donation (matched by a $2 donation from the Glenn Family Foundation) to Wholesome Wave Georgia, a nonprofit that supports 20 Georgia farmers markets (including Forsyth Farmers Market in the SAV) to double SNAP (food stamps), which enourages SNAP recipients to purchase food at farmers markets. Sponsored by Southbound Brewing Co. and Green Truck Pub. Wed., Aug. 28, 5-11 p.m. greentruckpub.com. greentruckpub.com. Wed., Aug. 28, 5-11 p.m Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St. 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

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com 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

Call for Artists/Craftsmen

Telfair Museum Stores are calling local artists & craftsmen to participate in the 4th Annual Telfair Trunk Show held in conjunction with the “Cool Yule” sale days Dec. 7 & 8. We will select 12 potters, jewelry makers, sculptors, glass, wood, fiber, paper & mixed-media artists, etc. We cannot accept canvas paintings or work that requires walls. To submit sample photos and pricing, or for more info, please email Lisa Ocampo at ocampol@telfair.org. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 30th. Thank you! N/A Through Sep. 30, 9 a.m. 912790-8800. ocampol@telfair.org. Through Sep. 30, 9 a.m Telfair Museums, PO Box 10081. Casting Call for HGTV Real Estate Show

A new show on HGTV from the producers of ‘House Hunters,’ called ‘Rent or Buy’. Seeking couples or duos (brother/ sister, mother/daughter, boyfriend/ boyfriend) that are just about to move into a new place or have just moved into a new place. Both renters and buyers. Also seeking charismatic, on-camera realtors/agents to talk about their respective cities and show these couples rental options and purchase options. Call or email before Sept. 6. Through Sep. 6. 310-793-6166. goodeyecasting@ gmail.com. Through Sep. 6 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-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

submissions for unique gifts and accessories for the home and garden in various mediums including painting, fibers, jewelry, pottery, collage and metal works. Please direct all inquiries to denece@wallflower-cottage.com Wed., Aug. 28, Thu., Aug. 29, Fri., Aug. 30, Sat., Aug. 31, Sun., Sep. 1, Mon., Sep. 2 and Tue., Sep. 3. 912-232-0577. denece@wallflower-cottage.com. wallflower-cottage.com. Wed., Aug. 28, Thu., Aug. 29, Fri., Aug. 30, Sat., Aug. 31, Sun., Sep. 1, Mon., Sep. 2 and Tue., Sep. 3 Amy Harvey, 1515 Abercorn St.

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

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. ongoing. wifarmersmarket. org. ongoing

Homeschool Music Classes

Nominations Sought for Workplace Innovator Award

An award given by Step Up Savannah to an employer demonstrating creative and meaningful employer practices that benefit that employer’s low-wage employees. Award is presented at the Step Up Annual Meeting at a breakfast scheduled this year on October 18 at Savannah Technical College. The award recognizes employers that are implementing a wide array of creative processes or programs to develop their low-wage workforce professionally and personally, ultimately providing tools to increase their income. These practices must add value to the employer and the employee. Deadline is August 30. Through Aug. 30. 912-232-6747. jjohnson@stepupsavannah.org. stepupsavannah.org/employersupport. Through Aug. 30 Seeking Nominees for Operation Greenstreet: City of Savannah Neighborhood Contest

Nominate your street for a free “green” makeover, courtesy of Operation Green Street, in partnership with the Savannah branch of the U.S. Green Building Council. Providing volunteer building professionals, donated building materials and a day of service to improve the energy efficiency of up to 80 Savannah homes. Nomination form at savannahga.gov/greenstreet. Deadline October 15. Through Oct. 15. savannahga.gov/ greenstreet. Through Oct. 15 Telfair Museums Seeks Artisans and Craftspeople

Wilmington Island Farmers Market Seeks Vendors

Classes, Camps & Workshops 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 912667-1056. 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. 912-656-6383. rosesonthemove@gmail. com. ongoing Barrier Island History

Learn the history, formation, and inhabitants of the Georgia barrier islands. $5 parking fee. Thu., Aug. 29, 1 p.m. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Thu., Aug. 29, 1 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Beading Classes

Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, 6 West State Street. Check website calendar or call for info. 912441-2656. perlinabeadshop.com. Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio

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

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

Telfair Museum Stores are calling local artists and craftspeople to participate in the 4th Annual Telfair Trunk Show held in conjunction with the “Cool Yule” sale days Dec. 7 & 8. Telfair will select 12 potters, jewelry makers, sculptors, glass, wood, fiber, paper and/or mixedmedia artists. No canvas paintings or work that requires walls. To submit sample photos and pricing, or for more info, email Lisa Ocampo, ocampol@telfair.org. Deadline is Sept. 30. Through Sep. 30. telfair.org. Through Sep. 30

Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com.

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Savannah Classical Guitar Studio offers

Wallflower Cottage seeking Artists

Champions Training Center

Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction


Clay Classes

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

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

html. ongoing Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St.

Knitting & Crochet Classes

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

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. Microsoft Excel 1

Tues, Sept. 10 and Thurs, Sept. 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Formulas and functions; SUMIF function; sorting data; filtering data and text; summarizing data by creating subtotals and grand totals; creating macros; data validation; pivot table or pivot chart reports; and more. Offered by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah. $85. Through Sep. 11. 912-6445967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu.. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Through Sep. 11 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--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 Nature Craft: at Skidaway

Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday household items. $5 parking fee. Wed., Aug. 28, 2 p.m. (912)598-2300. gastateparks. org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks. org/info/skidaway/. Wed., Aug. 28, 2 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. New Horizons Adult Band Program

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

Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Award-winning Savannah author offers

one-on-one or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. ongoing 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 Point and Shoot Digital Photography

Basic camera functions, settings and the principles of light and composition. Detailed printing and storage options. Tuesdays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 14, 8:00-10:00 a.m. (in the field). Offered by Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah. $100. Through Sep. 11. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu.. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Through Sep. 11 Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Quilting Classes

ongoing: Quilting classes for beginners and advanced stitchers. Learn to make your first quilt or learn a new technique. See the website, call, or come by the shop. varies ongoing. 912 925 0055. email@colonialquilts.us. colonialquilts. us. ongoing Colonial Quilts and Savannah Sewing Center, 11710 Largo Drive. 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

The short story is an art form that, although economic, encompasses all of the characteristics of great novels, including narrative and character. In Short Story Writing, students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling will use assigned readings, writing homework and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Upon completion, they will

understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing and the art of revision. For more information contact Christina Taylor @ christinataylor@georgiasouthern. edu. $125.00 Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.. 912651-6206. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. 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. Offered by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education division in Savannah. Call or email for days/times/pricing. ongoing. 912-6445967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/ cesavannahmenu.html.. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. ongoing Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Singing Classes

Bel Canto is the name of the style of singing invented by Nicola Vaccai, which helps the voice become flexible and expressive, improves the vocal range and breathing capacity and is the technique Anitra Warren uses to train her students. It carries over well as a foundation for opera, rock, pop, gospel and musical theatre. $25 Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m. 786-247-9923. anitraoperadiva@yahoo.com. Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 West State Street, 3rd and 4th flrs.,. 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 Stress Reduction: Arising Stillness in Zen

Stress-reducing practices for body, speech and mind. Five Thursday night classes from 6- 7:00pm. $15 drop-in; $70 for series. Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach, Sensei. Savannah Zen Center 111 E. 34th St. 31401 revfugon@gmail.com ongoing. ongoing Vocal Lessons

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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.

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The Voice Co-op is a group of voice instructors in Savannah, Georgia who believe in the power of a nurturing community to help voice students blossom into vibrant artists. Each of our instructors have earned the degree of Master of Music in Voice Performance. Group master classes are held once each month for students of the Co-op. In the winter and spring the students will have the opportuinty to present a vocie recital for the community. Varies ongoing. 912-656-0760. TheVoiceCoOp. org. ongoing The Voice Co-op, Downtown. 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 Clubs & Organizations

Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-631-3452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. ongoing Adult Intermediate Ballet

Beginner and Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, Barre Core Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch and Tone. no experience needed for beginner Ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/info online or by phone. ongoing. 912-9250903. theballetschoolsav.com. ongoing Avegost LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost. com. ongoing

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

Workshops on the 3rd Thursday of each month on vision losss, services, and technology available to participate in the community. And, how the community can support individuals with vision loss. Orientation and Mobility Techniques; Low Vision vs. Legal Blindness; Supporting People with Low Vision to Achieve Maximum Independence; Low Vision Simulator Experiences; Resources. Free and open to the public. ongoing. savannahcblv.org. ongoing Savannah Center for the Blind and Low Vision, 214 Drayton St. Buccaneer Region SCCA

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. ongoing Business Networking on the Islands

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. ongoing Chatham Sailing Club

Meets first Friday of each month, 6:30pm at Young’s Marina. If first Friday falls on a holiday weekend, meeting is second Friday. No boat? No sailing experience? No problem. ongoing. chathamsailing.org. ongoing Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Drop N Circle Craft Night

Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Perlina. Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm. 6 W. State Street. Enjoy sharing creativity with other knitters, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, needle pointers, etc. All levels of experience welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-1240. ongoing Energy Healers

Meets every Monday at 6pm. Mediation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call for info. ongoing. 912-695-2305. meetup.com/SavannahEnergyHealers. ongoing Fiber Guild of the Savannahs

Open to all who are interested in the fiber arts: weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, etc. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center the first Saturday of the month September through June 10:15am. See our website for programs and events: http://fiberguildsavannah.homestead. com/ Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, 10:30 a.m Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Freedom Network

An international, leaderless network of individuals seeking more freedom in an unfree world, via non-political methods. Savannah meetings/discussions twice monthly, Thursdays, 8:30pm. Topics and meeting locations vary. No politics, no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. Email for next meeting day and location. ongoing. onebornfree@yahoo.com. ongoing Georgia Nature Photographers AssociationCoastal Chapter

Coastal Chapter of the GNPA (www. gnpa.org). The GNPA is 100% focused on nature photography and offers Field Trips, Monthly Speakers, Competitions, Seminars and Workshops and the Annual EXPO with prominent nature photographers and keynote speakers. Photographers of all levels are welcome! $35 per year first Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-234-2571. alfie.wace@gmail.com. oatlandisland.

org/. first Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Historic Flight Savannah

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah.org. ongoing Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA

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

A creative writing group for writers of poetry, prose, or undefinable creative ventures. Based in Savannah and a little nomadic. Meets two Thursdays a month, 5:45pm. Discussion of exercises, ideas, or already in progress pieces. Free to attend. See Facebook page savinkslingers. ongoing. ongoing Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Island MOMSnext

For mothers of school-aged children, kindergarten through high school. Authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. First and third Mondays, excluding holidays. Childcare on request. A ministry of MOPS International. Info by phone or email. ongoing. 912-898-4344. kymmccarty@hotmail. com. mops.org. ongoing Islands MOPS

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at First Baptist Church of the Islands, two Wednesdays a month, 9:15am-11:30am. ongoing. sites. google.com/site/islandsmops. fbcislands.com/. ongoing First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. ongoing Knittin’ Night

Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-238-0514. wildfibresavannah.com/. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m Wild Fibre, 409 East Liberty St. Low Country Turners

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

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. ongoing American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. Peacock Guild--For Writers and Book Lovers

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Writer’s Salon meetings are first Tues. and third Wed. at 7:30pm at the Flannery O’Connor Home. Book club meetings are third Tues., 7:30pm. Location changes each month. Call or see Facebook group “Peacock Guild” for info. ongoing. 912-233-6014. ongoing Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Philo Cafe

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

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

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet the 1st Sunday at 4pm at 5429 LaRoche Ave., and the 3rd Tuesday at 7:30pm at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn St., Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-308-2094. kasak@comcast.net. roguephoenix.org. ongoing Safe Kids Savannah

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

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912447-0943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing. com/. ongoing Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month. Prose writing, fiction and non fiction. Discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: Charles Brown Antiques/Fine Silver, 14 W. Jones St. All are welcome. No charge. Contact Alice Vantrease via email or phone. ongoing. 912-308-3208. alicevantrease@live. com. ongoing Savannah Authors Meeting

Savannah Authors encourages firstclass prose writing, fiction or nonfaction, using discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, and examples. We welcome unpublished authors, new writers, and people who just want to know more about our craft. We limit ourselves to prose, both fiction and non-fiction. Free Through Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Through Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Through Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Through Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Through Aug. 30, 7 p.m. and Through Aug. 30, 7 p.m. (912) 308-3208.


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

A dinner meeting the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm (except December.) Location: Hunter Club. Call John Findeis for info. ongoing. 912-748-7020. ongoing Savannah Fencing Club

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

Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-3086768. ongoing Savannah Jaycees

Meeting/info session held the 1st Tuesday each month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining Jaycees to learn more. Must be age 21-40. Jaycees Building, 101 Atlas St. ongoing. 912-353-7700. savannahjaycees.com. ongoing Savannah Kennel Club

Monthly meetings open to the public. Held at Logan’s Roadhouse, the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through May. Dinner: 6:pm. Speaker: 7:30pm. Guest speakers each meeting. ongoing. 912-238-3170. savannahkennelclub.org. logansroadhouse.com/. ongoing Logan’s Roadhouse, 11301 Abercorn St. Savannah Newcomers Club

Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events to help learn about Savannah and make new friends. ongoing. savannahnewcomersclub.com. ongoing Savannah No Kidding!

No Kidding. Join Savannah’s only social club for people without children! No membership fees, meet great new friends, enjoy a wide variety of activities and events. savannahnokidding.angelfire.com/ or e-mail savannahnokidding@ gmail.com ongoing. ongoing The Historic District, Downtown Savannah. Savannah Parrot Head Club

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

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Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join Savannah Sacred Harp Singers. All are welcome to participate or listen too one of America’s most revered musical traditions. Call or email. ongoing. 912655-0994. savannahsacredharp.com. ongoing Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road.

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The local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Saturday at Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. If you’re interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance, come join us! South end of Forsyth Park, just past the Farmer’s Market. Free. www.savannahsca.org Free ongoing, 11 a.m. savannahsca. org. ongoing, 11 a.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Savannah Story Games

We play games that help us tell improvised stories. Get together over food - roleplayers, storytellers, or the merely curious - and help us create an amazing story in just three hours. We’ll use games with special rules that craft characters, settings, and conflicts. Weekends, in different locales - check savannahstorygames.com for more information. free Fridays-Sundays. info@ savannahstorygames.com. savannahstorygames.com. Fridays-Sundays Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Meets Thursdays from 7:30am-8:30am at the Mulberry Inn. ongoing. savannahsunriserotary.org. ongoing Savannah Toastmasters

Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-4846710. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Writers Group

A gathering of writers of all levels for networking, hearing published guest authors, and writing critique in a friendly, supportive environment. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Atlanta Bread Company, Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn. Free and open to the public. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6251. savannahwritersgroup.blogspot.com/group. ongoing Scholastic Chess

Open to students of all ages, beginners welcome, chess sets provided. Sat., Aug. 31, 11 a.m. 2023415535. telfair.org/ jepson/. Sat., Aug. 31, 11 a.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers

A no-agenda gathering of Savannah’s writing community. First Thursdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Free. Open to all writers, aspiring writers, or those interested in writing. 21+ with valid ID. Usually at Abe’s on Lincoln, 17 Lincoln St. See website for info. ongoing. seersuckercontinues on p. 42

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1 Let out ___ (be shocked) 6 Rescue shelter resident 11 Heavenly sphere 14 John Coltrane ballad named after his wife (anagram of MANIA) 15 “Star Trek” crew member 16 Six, in Sicily 17 Alec Baldwin line in “Glengarry Glen Ross” 20 Stylist’s spot 21 “Citizen Kane” studio 22 Middle Easterner, often 23 Grassy plain, in Latin America 25 Bush Supreme Court appointee 26 Team nickname during a 1919 scandal 31 Condition soap opera characters often fall into 32 Get through to 33 Swindle 36 Tried the TV scene again 41 Illegal contribution 43 Worse than bad 44 Tagline from a Montel Williams “Money Mutual” ad 50 For all to see 51 Orange or lemon 52 Bland 53 Hong Kong pan 55 Alleviates 58 Compound based on the formula XeF (hey, cut me some slack; this was a tough one to find) 62 Capp/Pacino blend? 63 “Dingbat,” to Archie Bunker 64 “Fur ___” (Beethoven piece) 65 Bread that’s also a kind of booze 66 Tells stories about one’s co-workers, maybe 67 Max von ___ of “The Exorcist”

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1 California’s Santa ___ winds 2 Young ladies 3 Bygone Japanese audio brand

4 Compact category 5 Money in old radio 6 Footlong, e.g. 7 1953 biblical movie with Richard Burton 8 Alan who played Cameron Frye in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ” 9 “Alice’s Restaurant” singer Guthrie 10 Towering Ming 11 Brother and husband (!) of Isis 12 Lead role in “La Cage aux Folles” 13 Megastore descriptor 18 Fishing line problem 19 Polio immunologist Jonas 24 Like Swedes and Danes 25 Berliner’s eight 26 Included, as on an e-mail 27 Garden cultivator 28 Oft-protested financial org. 29 Texas city 30 High card, in many games 34 Be next door to 35 Big brewer 37 With reluctance 38 Instagram shot 39 Yellowstone sighting 40 Moines or Plaines opener 42 “Waiting for Godot” playwright 44 Within walking distance 45 In a roundish way 46 Discombobulate 47 Pie crust flavor 48 Bass or treble 49 Elaborate jokes 53 Part of WWW 54 Valhalla figure 56 Kiddie lit author Blyton 57 Just OK 59 Give it some gas 60 Raised eyebrow remarks 61 Cutting-edge

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Tertulia en español at Foxy Loxy

Spanish conversation table. Meets second and fourth Thursday of each month. 7:30pm to 9pm at Foxy Loxy, 1919 Bull street. Come practice your Spanish, have a cafe con leche or Spanish wine, and meet nice people....All levels welcome. Free. Purchase beverages and snacks. ongoing. foxyloxycafe. com/. ongoing Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

Join the volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets 4th Wednesday at 6pm at Barnes, 5320 Waters Ave. All ages welcome. Prior experience/boat ownership not required. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-598-7387. savannahaux. com. ongoing

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell for info. ongoing. 912-9273356. ongoing Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

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

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/ Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. cairoonthecoast.com. 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. ongoing 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 Beginning Pole Fitness

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com Our pole classes offer a fun and flirty way to get a great workout in a safe and comfortable environment. Our National Miss Fitness 2013 and Miss Georgia Pole 2012 instructor, Sabrina Madsen, will teach you the basics including spins and pole dance moves. All fitness levels are welcome! $25 for drop-in or 5 for $100 (must be used in 30 days) Tuesdays, 8 p.m. (801) 673-6737. firstcitysav@gmail.com. Tuesdays, 8 p.m at First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Belly Dance classes with Nicole Edge

Beginners, Wednesdays 7-8PM, Advanced, Sundays 1:15-2:15PM. $15 per session. All ages and skill levels welcome. ongoing. 912-596-0889. edgebellydance.com. ongoing at First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Beginner and Advanced Belly Dance Classes at First City Fitness (formerly Fitness, Body and Balance studio), 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Beginner’s Wednesdays 7-8PM, Advanced Sundays 1:15-2:15PM Instructed by Nicole Edge. Walk-Ins welcome, all ages $15.00 per class or 4/$48.00 ongoing. 912-596-0889. 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. Dance for Peace

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

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.

with punch card purchase. All levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912596-1952. ongoing Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads.

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

AHA in the AM

Mahogany Shades of Beauty

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. Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

Tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. See website for info. ongoing. salsasavannah.com. ongoing Savannah Dance Club

Shag, swing, cha-cha and line dancing. Everyone invited. Call for location, days and times. ongoing. 912-398-8784. ongoing Savannah Shag Club

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

ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. ongoing Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Summer Adult 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

Come join us on Monday and Wednesday evenings for a GREAT dance class! Monday its a combo of Ballet and Jazz, Wednesdays its all Ballet. Suitable for teens through adults. A wonderful, high energy class, set to fabulous music! $15.00 per class, or purchase a 10 class card for $130.00 Through Aug. 28, 7 p.m. (912) 441-5435. kcdanceworks@ gmail.com. kcdanceworks.wordpress. com. Through Aug. 28, 7 p.m Kathleen Collins DANCEWORKS, 200 Governor Treutlen Blvd. Suite 17.

Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday,

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 7pm8pm. $5 per class, discounts available

Irish Dance Classes

Line Dancing

Zumba & Zumba Toning with Anne

Fitness

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. ongoing. trickydame@gmail.com. trickydame.com. ongoing Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. AHA Yoga Classes

Jivamkuti Inspired w/ Brittany Roberts Mondays 6:30pm – 7:45pm Soul Progression w/ Lynn Geddes Tuesdays/ Thursdays 12:30pm – 1:45pm & 6:30pm – 7:45pm TGiF! Power Hour with Lynne McSweeny Fridays 5:45pm – 6:45pm All Levels Yoga w/ Christine Harness Glover Saturdays 9:30am – 10:45am n/a first Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday of every month. 912-308-3410. first Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday of every month Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. 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

Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga. com. ongoing YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Bellydancing Fusion Classes

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

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Critz Tybee Run Fest--Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for this twoday running event on Tybee Island. Event dates: January 31 and February 1, 2014. See website for details on the many races and events held during the weekend. $5.00 [discount code: GIG05] discount on the already low Early Bird Registration rates. Extra discount runs through Sept 5.. Through Jan. 29, 2014. critztybeerun.com/registration. $5.00 [discount code: GIG05] discount on the already low Early Bird Registration rates. Extra discount runs through Sept 5. Through Jan. 29, 2014 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. 912429-9241. ongoing

ing $20 each. Sun., Sep. 1, 7-11 p.m. 912-786-5444. VisitTybee.com. parks. chathamcounty.org/Parks/BoatRampsandFishingPiers/TybeeIslandFishingPierandPavilion.aspx. Sun., Sep. 1, 7-11 p.m Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St.

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

Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol DalyWilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-2380018. savannahpilates.com. pilatessavannah.com/. ongoing Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $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. continues on p. 44

Registration Open for 2nd Annual Tunnel to Towers Run Savannah, Honoring 9/11 Firefighters on September 14

This 5K run/walk on Sept. 14 in downtown Savannah commemorates the life of firefighter Stephen Siller and other firefighters on Sept. 11, 2001. Siller ran to the Twin Towers in New York to provide assistance and lost his life providing aid.Proceeds benefit “Building for America’s Bravest” through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, designated specifically to building “Smart Homes” for two

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Labor Day Beach Bash featuring Swingin’ Medallions and Fireworks

Celebrate the never-ending summer at this beach party starring everyone’s favorite beach music band. Fireworks starts approx. 9:15pm. Free and open to the public. Limited reserved seat-

severely wounded veterans in Georgia. Register online or at Fleet Feet Sports, 3405 Waters Avenue. Through Sep. 14. t2trun.org/savannah. Through Sep. 14

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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.

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ARIES

March 21-April 19 You seem primed to act like a ram, the astrological creature associated with your sign. I swear you have that look in your eyes: the steely gaze that tells me you’re about to take a very direct approach to smashing the obstacles in your way. I confess that I have not always approved of such behavior. In the past, you have sometimes done more damage to yourself than to the obstruction you’re trying to remove. But this is one time when the head-first approach might work. There is indeed evidence that the job at hand requires a battering ram. What does your intuition tell you?

TAURUS

April 20-May 20 “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” is a raucous love song by the Scottish band The Proclaimers. In the chorus, the singer declares, “I would walk 500 miles / And I would walk 500 more / Just to be the man who walked 1000 miles / To fall down at your door.” In 2011, a Chinese woman named Ling Hsueh told her boyfriend Lie Peiwen she would marry him if he took the lyrics of this song to heart. In response, loverboy embarked on a thousand-mile hike to the distant city where she lived. His stunt seemed to have expedited the deepening of their relationship. The two are now wed. In accordance with your current astrological omens, Taurus, I encourage you to consider the possibility of being a romantic fool like Liu Peiwen. What playfully heroic or richly symbolic deed might you be willing to perform for the sake of love?

GEMINI

May 21-June 20 “The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” said the painter Joan Miró in describing his artistic process. I recommend a similar approach to you in the coming weeks. Identify what excites you the most and will continue to inspire and energize you for the foreseeable future. Activate the wild parts of your imagination as you dream and scheme about how to get as much of that excitement as you can stand. And then set to work, with methodical self-

discipline, to make it all happen.

the start.

CANCER

LIBRA

My vision of you in the coming week involves you being more instinctual and natural and primal than usual. I have a picture in my mind of you climbing trees and rolling in the grass and holding bugs in your hands and letting the wind mess up your hair. You’re gazing up at the sky a lot, and you’re doing spontaneous dance moves for no other reason than because it feels good, and you’re serenading the sun and clouds and hills with your favorite songs. I see you eating food with your fingers and touching things you’ve never touched. I hear you speaking wild truths you’ve bottled up for months. As for sex? I think you know what to do.

The online Time Travel Mart sells products you might find handy in the event that you travel through time. Available items include barbarian repellant, dinosaur eggs, time travel sickness pills, a centurion’s helmet, a portable wormhole, and a samurai umbrella. I have no financial tie to this store. So when I recommend you consider purchasing something from it or another company with a similar product line, it’s only because I suspect that sometime soon you will be summoned to explore and possibly even alter the past. Be well-prepared to capitalize on the unexpected opportunities. (Here’s the Time Travel Mart: http://826la.org/store.)

LEO

SCORPIO

The Japanese word *senzuri* refers to a sexual act of self-love performed by a man. Its literal meaning is “a hundred rubs.” The corresponding term for the female version is *shiko shiko manzuri,* or “ten thousand rubs.” Judging from the astrological omens, I’m guessing that the applicable metaphor for you in the days ahead will be *shiko shiko manzuri* rather than *senzuri.* Whatever gender you are, you’ll be wise to slowww wayyyy down and take your time, not just in pursuit of pleasure but in pretty much everything you do. The best rewards and biggest blessings will come from being deliberate, gradual, thorough, and leisurely.

Mystic poets find the divine presence everywhere. The wind carries God’s love, bestowing tender caresses. The scent of a lily is an intimate message from the Holy Beloved, provoking bliss. Even a bowl of oatmeal contains the essence of the Creator; to eat it is to receive an ecstatic blessing. But those of us who aren’t mystic poets are not necessarily attuned to all this sweetness. We may even refuse to make ourselves receptive to the ceaseless offerings. To the mystic poets, we are like sponges floating in the ocean but trying very hard not to get wet. Don’t do that this week; Scorpio. Be like a sponge floating in the ocean and allowing yourself to get totally soaked.

June 21-July 22

July 23-Aug. 22

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22 “A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct,” wrote science fiction author Frank Herbert. I urge you to heed that advice. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you will oversee the germination of several new trends in the coming weeks. Future possibilities will reveal themselves to you. You will be motivated to gather the ingredients and formulate the plans to make sure that those trends and possibilities will actually happen. One of the most critical tasks you can focus on is to ensure that the balances are righteous right from

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SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21

James Caan is a well-known actor who has appeared in more than 80 movies, including notables like *The Godfather,* *A Bridge Too Far,* and *Elf.* But he has also turned down major roles in a series of blockbusters: *Star Wars,* *Close Encounters of the Third Kind,* *One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,* *Kramer vs. Kramer,* *Blade Runner,* and *Apocalypse Now.* I present his odd choices as a cautionary tale for you in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. Don’t sell yourself short. Don’t shrink from the challenges that present themselves. Even if you have accomplished a lot already, an invitation to a more

complete form of success may be in the offing.

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19 “What a terrible mistake to let go of something wonderful for something real,” says a character in one of Miranda July’s short stories. I’m offering similar advice to you, Capricorn. The “something real” you would get by sacrificing “something wonderful” might seem to be the more practical and useful option, but I don’t think it would be in the long run. Sticking with “something wonderful” will ultimately inspire breakthroughs that boost your ability to meet real-world challenges.

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18 “There is more truth in our erotic zones than in the whole of religions and mathematics,” wrote the English artist Austin O. Spare. I think he was being melodramatic. Who can say for sure whether such an extreme statement is accurate? But I suspect that it’s at least a worthy hypothesis for you to entertain in the coming weeks, Aquarius. The new wisdom you could potentially stir up through an exploration of eros will be extensive and intensive. Your research may proceed more briskly if you have a loving collaborator who enjoys playing, but that’s not an absolute necessity.

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20 “This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.” So says a character in Oscar Wilde’s play *The Importance of Being Earnest.* I could envision you speaking those words sometime soon. Plain old drama could creep in the direction of passionate stimulation. High adventure may beckon, and entertaining stories might erupt. Soon you could find yourself feeling tingly all over, and that might be so oddly pleasant that you don’t want it to end. With the right attitude -- that is, a willingness to steep yourself in the lyrical ambiguity -- your soul could feed off the educational suspense for quite a while.

Wednesdays and Fridays at Tybees’s North End. 7am-8am, weather permitting. Come to North Beach Parking Area, Gulick Street walkover. Multi-level 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 nonmembers. 5:30pm St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class/nonmembers. 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. 912-288-7863. 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


Alcoholics Anonymous

For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa. com. ongoing Armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off

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

Information on bariatric surgery and the program at Memorial Health Bariatrics. Learn surgical procedures offered, support and education programs involved, and how bariatric surgery can affect patients’ lives. Call or see website for info. Free to attend. Hoskins Center at Memorial. ongoing. 912-3503438. bariatrics.memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Free Hearing and Speech Screening

Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. ongoing Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept.

Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. ongoing Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr.

Harvest of Hope Retreat Applications Now Being Accepted

Cancer survivors of all ages and their families are invited to the 12th annual Harvest of Hope Retreat on October 12, sponsored by Memorial University Health Center. To apply for this free event, call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-350-7845. Through Oct. 9. Through Oct. 9 Health Care for Uninsured People

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

Teaches mother and birth partner to use her natural instincts, trust her body, release emotions and facilitate

relaxation during labor and delivery. Five class series on Monday evenings, 6pm. Location: 100 Riverview Dr. $300/ group sessions. $600/private sessions. Call or email for info and reservations. ongoing. 912-704-7650. carroll362@ bellsouth.net. ongoing

Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy

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

A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-897-9544. lllusa.org/web/ savannahga.html. ongoing Living Smart Fitness Club

An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:307:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-4476605. ongoing Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-264-7154. ongoing Savannah CPR Initiative

An initiative by the City of Savannah to train 6,000 Savannahians in CPR by year’s end. The City will train 1,000 Savannahians in CPR this year. Each of these trainees will in turn pledge to train at least five other individuals, bringing to 6,000 the total number of Savannahians trained in CPR. The hope is that “Savannah’s 6,000” will vastly improve our community’s ability to respond to sudden cardiac emergencies, doubling our survival rate for witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Call for info. ongoing. 912-651-6410. ongoing Nature and Environment

Beaches and Borders tour of Tybee Island

Wilderness Southeast’s guided exploration of the salt marshes and beach on Tybee Island, plus the cultural and natural history of the islands. Fee includes use of binoculars and spotting scope. Reservations required. Call for meet up location. $25/person ($15/child under 12 accompanied by a parent) 912-2368115. naturesavannah@gmail.com. Dolphin Project

Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. ongoing Fungus Among Us:

An after-dark learning adventure, to look for lichen that glows in the dark. $5 parking fee. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.

and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wilderness-southeast. org. ongoing

A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. See Facebook page for monthly location. Free to attend. Cash bar. ongoing, 5:30 p.m. ongoing, 5:30 p.m

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.

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The basics about local bird varieties plus watching the bird feeding stations. $5 parking fee. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Paddle Beautiful Ebenezer Creek with Sierra Club

Explore and enjoy the best remaining tract of cypress-gum swamp forest in the Savannah River basin with the Sierra Club. Designated a National Natural Landmark for its stunning natural beauty and ancient stands of bald cypress trees, Ebenezer Creek belongs on every nature enthusiast’s list of places to see in the Savannah area. Canoe rentals will be available for $30 ($15/person) or bring your own canoe or kayak. $15/person if renting canoe. Free if bringin own canoe or kayak 912961-6190. karengrainey@bellsouth.net. Ebenezer Creek, n/a. Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

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

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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 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. 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.

Toads and Turtles

Learn all the differences between reptiles and amphibians and touch live examples. $5 parking fee. 912-5982300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Walk on the Wild Side

A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8983980. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. ongoing Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast

A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship,

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NICE ROOM FOR RENT, Employment Needed. 912-844- BOSTON WHALER 8716/231-6680 13.5’ Sport; 40HP Johnson OB; Skipper B Trailer; And all ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central accessories; $2500. Call 912heat and air. Conveniently 897-9574 located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995. SECTION 8 WELCOME ONE, TWO & THREE BR Apts. & Houses for rent. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. 1/2 month Off-Good for this month only. 912-844-5996 OR 912-2726820

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SECTION 8 WELCOME- 307 Treat Ave.,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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1 Bed & 1 Bath Apts. $550 & *2228 Greenwood St. Eastside $575. All electric. NO PETS. off Pennsylvania & Capitol Reese & Co. 236-4233 2BR, carpet throughout, quiet neighbors, window a/c & heat, 6B RONNIE AVE, GARDEN fenced yard, refrigerator, wash CITY 2BR/1BA w/garage and room $600/mo. 912-663-1908 washer/dryer hookup. Utilities not included. $475/per month, FOR RENT: 2 remodeled mobile $475 security deposit. 912-398- homes in Garden City mobile 4412 home park. Double/Singlewide. Low down affordable payments. 8513 HURST AVE. Southside Credit check approval. Special 3BR/1BA, LR/DR, CH/A. ending soon. Speak directly to Fireplace, Carport, Fenced Community Managers, Gwen yard, Outside Storage, Kitchen or Della, 912-964-7675 furnished with range, refrigEFFICIENCY: erator, dishwasher. Pets ok with FURNISHED approval. References and credit 1510 Lincoln Street. $165/ check required. $875mo/$875 week plus deposit. Includes microwave, refrigerator, central dep. 912-898-0078 heat & air & utilities! Call APARTMENT FOR RENT: 2410 912.231.0240 Jefferson Street. 1BR/1BA. Newly renovated, new appliHOUSES ances. Great place for students. 4 Bedrooms Call Theodore Williams, 912126 House Rd. $1500 232-4906, 912-398-5637 3 Bedrooms


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Connect Savannah August 28, 2013 issue  

Here’s what we’ve got for you: It’s Midnight Garden Ride weekend – bicycle columnist John Bennett covers this fun event from the ground up...

Connect Savannah August 28, 2013 issue  

Here’s what we’ve got for you: It’s Midnight Garden Ride weekend – bicycle columnist John Bennett covers this fun event from the ground up...

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