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Corey Smith in concert
What: Georgia-born country/rock/blues singer and guitarist in concert. When: 8 p.m Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Info: savannahga.gov
Death Weekend, aka The House by the Lake (1976, USA)
What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a 70th Birthday Tribute to cult actor Don Stroud. A grisly classic that earned the Grand Prize at the International Terror Film Festival. When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: SentientBean.com
What: Open houses, new exhibitions, and family-friendly activities at this monthly Friday night art gallery hop in SoFo (the neighborhood south of Forsyth Park to Victory Drive) Stops in September: Anahata Healing Arts, Black Orchid Tattoo, The Chocolate Lab, Desotorow Gallery, Foxy Loxy Print Gallery & Cafe, The Grand Bohemian Gallery, Graveface Records, Maldoror’s Frame Shop, Non-Fiction Gallery, PERC Coffee, Sentient Bean, Sicky Nar Nar, Starland Cafe, Veronica’s Closet, and 37th@Abercorn Antiques. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. When: first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m Cost: Free & open to the public Info: artmarchsavannah.com/
What: SSU professor Mohamed H. Mukhtar discusses the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Islam in a lecture series/book discussion series on Islamic faith and culture. Sponsored by Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. Held in Armstrong’s University Hall, Room 156. When: 12:30 p.m Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: armstrong.edu
First Friday for Folk Music
United Way of the Coastal Empire Campaign Kick-Off
What: Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. When: first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: $5 donation. Info: 912-898-1876. savannahfolk.org
What: The officially launch for United
Way’s annual fundraising efforts in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Lunch is served. When: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m Where: Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $15 per person or $240 for a table of 16. Info: 912-651-7706. firstname.lastname@example.org. uwce.org.
Thursday Concert: Corey Smith
What: Georgia-born country/rock/blues singer and guitarist in concert. When: 8 p.m Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Info: savannahga.gov
Savannah's Fashion Night
What: See and be seen as Savannah's
"Premiere Art Life & Style District" hosts fashion events at 25 participating retailers along Broughton Street. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. When: 6:30-11 p.m Where: Broughton Street Info: savannahsfashionnight.com
Wine for the Walk
What: Traditional gospel quintet brings their soulful, Grammy-winning message to the SAV. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $25-$35 Info: savannahcivic.com
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Film: The Many Faces of Islam
Concert: Mighty Clouds of Joy
Improv Show at Armstrong
What: Savannah Commons & Savannah Wine Cellar support the Alzheimers Association, with 6-7 different wines, appetizers by Bonefish Grill and desserts by Gigi’s Cupcakes. RSVP. When: 5:30-7:30 p.m Where: Savannah Wine Cellar, 5500 Abercorn St., Twelve Oaks Cost: $15 Info: 912-355-WINE
Friday AWOL, Inc's Open House
What: Parents, teachers, teens (12-18) and youth (19-22) service workers can learn about AWOL programs, how to volunteer or sponsor a child in AWOL. (off Mall Blvd., behind Star Castle).
When: 5-8 p.m Where: All Walks of Life (AWOL), 6
Oglethorpe Professional Blvd.
Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: awolinc.org
Baseball: Savannah Sand Gnats in the Playoffs!
What: First-half-of-the-season champs Sand Gnats play the second-half champs, Augusta Green Jackets, in the second of a two-out-of-three game series to determine who takes home the 2013 championship title. When: 7:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Cost: $8 Gen. Adm. Info: sandgnats.com
What: The AMT Masquers theatre troupe opens its fall black box theatre season with an all-improvisational show. Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: armstrong.edu
What: The "wise, funny, and heartbreaking" film adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s bestselling graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In Solms Hall, Room 108. Discussion follows, led by Yassaman Saadatmand, Armstrong Economics Department Head. When: 6 p.m Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Info: armstrong.edu
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Savannah Sand Gnats are in the Playoffs!
What: It’s root-root-root for the home team! First-half-of-the-season champs Sand Gnats play the second-half champs, Augusta Green Jackets, in the second of a two-out-of-three game series to determine who takes home the 2013 championship title. When: 7:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium Cost: $8 Gen. Adm. Info: sandgnats.com
What: A Friday night edition of Savannah's favorite Monday night improv madness. Two shows--9pm and midnight. Double the fun! (Midnight show is R rated...wooohooo!) When: 9 & 11:59 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $10 for 9pm show. $15 for midnight show. $20 for both. Info: oddlot.org
"Speak" Movie Night and Popcorn
What: A critically acclaimed documentary that follows six people who learn public speaking and overcoming fear and adversity through participating in Toastmasters International's world finals. Please RSVP. Hosted by Small Business Chamber Toastmasters. When: 6:30 p.m Where: St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. Cost: $2 donation Info: email@example.com
Tybee Island Light Station (Lighthouse) Sunset Tour
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
Saturday 11th Annual Savannah International Food and Wine Tasting
What: A taste of food from 14+ of Savannah's finest restaurants, paired with over 50 wines from around the world. Silent auction proceeds benefit Savannah's Meals on Wheels program. When: 3 p.m Where: St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson Street. Cost: $30 in advance/$35 at the door Info: 912-236-8256. mariedanos@gmail. com
15thAnnual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races
What: Races are the Little Tybee Challenge (8 miles circumnavigating part of Little Tybee Island) and the River Race (6 Â½ miles on the Back River). Or, two mile casual paddler in the River Race, or the Race Across the River. Stand Up Paddleboard category in the River Race and the Little Tybee Challenge. Sanctioned by the American Canoe Association. Benefiting the Tybee Island Marine Science Center When: 8 a.m Where: A-J's Dockside, 1315 Chatham Ave. Info: TybeeKayakRace.org
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Concert: Mighty Clouds of Joy What: The gospel greats, with Keith Wonder Boy Johnson. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $25-$35 Info: savannahga.gov
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Baseball: Savannah Sand Gnats in the Playoffs! (If needed)
Comedy: Sandra Bernhard
What: The comedienne, singer, actress and author spends a Sunday afternoon at the club. See interview in this issue. When: 4 p.m Where: Club One, 1 Jefferson St. Cost: $65
What: If needed, our Sand Gnats (the
champs of the first half of the season) in the third game of a best-of-three playoff series against the Augusta Green Jackets (the champs of the second half of the season.) When: 6:05 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Cost: $8 Info: sandgnats.com
Dr. Oz and Lisa Oz
What: Gulfstream's Live Well, Be Well series continues with the Emmywinning TV doctor and mind/body/spirit wellness guru, and his entrepreneur/ producer wife. Dr. Terry Lyles, “The Stress Doctor” at 1:30 p.m. When: 9:30 a.m Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Cost: $10 (for Oz lecture, Lyles lecture, and health fair) Info: savannahboxoffice.com
Film: The Hunt (Denmark, 2012) What: A disturbing depiction of how a
lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man's life. Winner of three Cannes Festival awards. 106 minutes. Danish with English subtitles. When: 5 & 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $8 Info: musesavannah.org
Forsyth Farmers Market What: Local and regional
produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Info: forsythfarmersmarket.com
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11th Annual Savannah International Food and Wine Tasting
What: A taste of food from 14+ of Savannah’s finest restaurants, paired with over 50 wines from around the world. Silent auction proceeds benefit Savannah’s Meals on Wheels program. When: 3 p.m Where: St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson Street. Cost: $30 in advance/$35 at the door Info: 912-236-8256. firstname.lastname@example.org
Improv Show at Armstrong
What: The AMT Masquers theatre troupe opens its fall black box theatre season with an all-improvisational show. Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. When: Sep. 6-7, 7:30 p.m Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public.
Surfers for Autism
What: An all day surfing event for people with autism, plus a community festival with music, catered cuisine, gaming tents and much more. When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m Where: Tybee Pier Pavilion Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: surfersforautism.org
What: Urban chicken farmers (well, ANY chicken farmers) can learn whether their hens are laying good eggs and prepare for the written test as a certified egg handler, required for people who sell eggs to the public. When: 10 a.m Where: Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. Cost: Free. Registration required. Info: 912-652-7981. email@example.com
What: A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. September gathering at Zunzi's 2. When: second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m Cost: Free to attend. Cash bar.
Meet and Greet with Georgia Tech's Techy Guru Mike Hirsch
Sunday Author Appearance: J. A. Jahannes
What: Author, poet and historian speaks on his new children's book "W. W." based on the life of W. W. Law, Savannah's late civil rights leader. Book signing follows. When: 3 p.m Where: Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Cost: Free to attend. Books available for purchase. Info: 912-234-8000
Gallery 95 Auction
What: The director of Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)drops in on ThincSavannah to talk techy geeky connectivity, and other stuff for startups. When: 6-8 p.m Where: Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor.
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What: Six principles to help turn a dream of home ownership into reality. Setting goals, evaluating credit reports, developing a budget, saving habits, exploring options and shopping for a home will be discussed. Two part course, 9/10 and 9/12, 5-8pm. Sponsored by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension-Chatham County. When: 5-8 p.m Where: Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Cost: Free to attend. Please pre-register by phone or email. Info: 912-652-7981. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wednesday Film: King of the Zombies (1941, USA)
What: Birthday Tribute to actor Mantan Moreland. A little-known (but beloved by old-school fright film fanatics) B&W horror/comedy. Why yes, there IS a mad scientist in this movie. How'd you know? When: 8 p.m Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: SentientBean.com
What: Step up to the mic with 4 minutes of original material. Sign up begins at 7:30. When: 8 p.m Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: sentientbean.com
Looking Ahead Grey’s Reef Ocean Film Festival. Savannah Greek Festival. Sept. 13 and 14. Oct 10-12, St. Paul’s Greek Pride Fest. Sept. 14, Orthodox Church. Forsyth Park. CBGB opens. Oct. 11. Revival Fest. Sept. 14, Hunter Hayes. Oct. 11, Georgia State Railroad Johnny Mercer Theatre. Museum. Film: Edward 24 Hour Play Festival. Scissorhands. Oct. 11, Sept. 14, Muse Arts Lucas Theatre. Warehouse. Film: The Silence of the The Collective Face: Lambs. Oct. 12, Lucas Equus. Sept. 20-Oct. 6, Muse Theatre. Arts Warehouse. Mercer Cabaret Night. Oct. 17. Savannah Philharmonic Lucas Theatre. Oct. 18: Time Season Opener. Sept. 21, Film: Midnight in the Garden of to revisit Kevin Lucas Theatre. Good and Evil. Oct. 18, Lucas Spacey in the Film: Indiana Jones and Theatre. Garden, at the the Last Crusade. Sept. 21, Vienna Boys Choir. Oct. 18, Lucas. Trustees Theater. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Savannah Jazz Festival. Great Ogeechee Seafood Sept. 22-28. Festival. Oct. 19, Richmond Hill. Skyway Book Launch. Sept. 24, Ships Savannah Philharmonic: Fauvre’s of the Sea Maritime Museum. Requiem. Oct. 20, Lucas Theatre. Sondheim Cabaret Night. Sept. 26, Savannah Film Festival. Oct. 26-Nov. 2. Lucas Theatre. Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival. Broadway Cabaret. Oct. 3, Lucas Oct. 27, Forsyth Park. Theatre. Disney On Ice. Oct. 30-Nov. 3, MLK Eddie Griffin. Oct. 4, Johnny Mercer Arena. Theatre. Mike Epps. Nov. 9, Johnny Mercer Film: Beetlejuice. Oct. 4, Lucas Theatre. Theatre. Rock and Roll Marathon. Nov. 9. Loretta Lynn. Oct. 6, Johnny Mercer Jim Brickman. Nov. 11, Lucas Theatre. Theatre. Savannah Food & Wine Festival. Nov. Nicholas Sparks. Oct. 8, Trustees 11-17. Theater. Joe Bonamassa. Nov. 13, Johnny JJ Grey & Mofro. Oct. 10, Lucas Mercer Theatre. Theatre. Film: Doctor Zhivago. Dec. 6, Lucas Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Oct. 10-13. Theatre. CS
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Last week was a watershed point in American history. And no, I’m not talking about Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. As America prepared for yet another military intervention in the Middle East, the Obama administration made a couple of quiet but incredibly crucial domestic policy moves, with huge ramifications. These moves will have much more influence on our lives than whatever happens to the Assad regime in Syria. While individually neither decision is particularly radical, in tandem they represent an enormous sea change in social policy at the highest level — however reluctantly the administration arrived at them. First, the Obama administration announced that the government will recognize federal benefits of same-sex married couples as they cross state lines, regardless of which state the couple moves to. In other words, a gay couple married in a state where gay marriage is legal, Connecticut for example, who then move to Charleston, S.C., will continue to receive whatever federal benefits they’re entitled to regardless of what the Tea Party nimrods in Columbia have to say about it. I’m not giving the administration too much credit. Obama continues to lead from behind on the issue of gay marriage. The decision is a no-brainer after the Supreme Court recently struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. And it’s also true, as most of us hopefully learned in grade school, that since 1865 federal law trumps state law when the two are in conflict. But nonetheless the decision to uphold federal benefits across state lines is perhaps the final nail in the coffin for officially sanctioned homophobia. As we’ve seen time and time again the past few years, it’s just a matter of time before there is complete acceptance of samesex marriage throughout the U.S, legally as well as societally. It’s inevitable. The other big announcement from the feds last week was that the U.S. Justice Department, despite prior assurances to the
contrary, won’t fight the recent legalization of marijuana by Colorado and Washington. As the website Talking Points Memo says: “This is the federal government acknowledging that, within a specific set of parameters, a Schedule I narcotic under the 1978 Controlled Substances Act… can be fully legalized. That’s a complete reversal of federal policy since 1971, when President Richard Nixon first declared war on drugs.” Yes, it may seem a bit contradictory. On one hand, with gay marriage, the feds are giving some states the finger. With weed, they’re waving a white flag. In both instances, we see a president essentially bowing to the will of the people — which isn’t a bad thing at all. But here’s the elephant in the room: One other huge thing came to light last week: The documents Edward Snowden gave to the Washington Post detailing the mind-boggling extent of the so-called “black budget” for U.S. intelligence activities. In the Post’s words, the docs reveal “an espionage empire with resources and a reach beyond those of any adversary, sustained even now by spending that rivals or exceeds the levels at the height of the Cold War.” To some younger readers, that statement may not mean much. But the extent and expense of the U.S. military/industrial/ intelligence complex during the Cold War almost defies comprehension. And we spend more on it today, two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union. It almost defied President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s own comprehension as far back as 1961, when during his farewell speech to the nation he explicitly warned Americans of the threat of a growing and out-of-control “military/industrial complex,” the first time that phrase was used. Think about it: A five-star general, the overseer of the flippin’ Normandy invasion, warned us about the dangers of the military/ industrial complex. In 1961.
I don’t think Ike himself could have foreseen how massive the military/industrial complex would become, and how massively ignored his warning would be. Future generations will rightly learn that during the Obama administration, enormous and long-overdue strides were taken to overcome longstanding inequalities in American society. They will learn that during his two terms in office, many of the most stubbornly intractable and retrograde elements of American society were finally beaten back and made irrelevant. Good on him for that. But if those future generations are given the straight story, they’ll also learn that no administration before Obama’s has been so invested in an oppressive, overwrought national security state. The administration’s bumbling approach to Syria — an issue they clearly haven’t thought through to anyone’s satisfaction, including their own — should in no way dissuade you from understanding that since World War II there has been no bigger backer of a huge national security complex than the presidency of Barack Obama. I urge you to go to washingtonpost. com and read more from the Snowden documents and how profoundly American society is now built around the modern intelligence community. Black budgets, drone surveillance, collecting all of your emails, texts, and IMs, paying communications companies with your tax dollars to have this full and complete access to every single one of your communications. Every single one. So by all means enjoy the fruits of an increasingly progressive and enlightened America. But Ike said it best: “We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” cs
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Rising water, strange bedfellows Introducing the Green Tea Coalition In spite of a few embarrassing skirmishes over the years, Savannah enjoys a rather stellar national reputation. Hardly a week goes by without our beloved Forsyth fountain appearing in one of those fancy travel magazine round-ups that tout Savannah as one of America’s Most Romantic Cities or a Top 10 Pet-Friendly Destination and a Favorite Bastion of Sultry Seduction. (OK, I made the last one up but shouldn’t someone put that on Pinterest already?) I’ve heard Savannah’s charms compared to that of Miami, Los Angeles and Manhattan, and other than not being able to find any decent dim sum around here, that’s a sentiment with which I wholeheartedly concur. Unfortunately, our dear Hostess City has the dubious honor of being included with America’s other coastal jewels on another, more ominous list: A recent inventory of “U.S. Cities That Could Disappear Over the Next Century,” due to rising seas and rampant climate change. Current projections put water levels rising two to five feet in the next 100 years, and unless your offspring are ruling the world from the penthouse at Drayton Towers, the rest of our grandkids will be swimming to school.
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I KNOW. Science can be so depressing! While evidence mounts that we may be past the point of no return, many optimists believe that we can at least slow down the imminent destruction of the planet. Some countries like Finland and Germany have reduced their reliance on filthy fossil fuels and have increased aggressive research on how to make renewable energy sources like wind and solar cheaper. Even China has dialed back its
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coal-spewing, employing cleaner practices that by 2030 will become as ubiquitous as, well, dim sum. The U.S., however, remains deeeeeeply in denial, still dicking around over the actuality of climate change while the water laps at our toes. Though former vice president and futurist Al Gore recently waxed positive over an under-the-radar political shift that’s finally leaning into sustainable energy, Congress still subsidizes the oil, gas and coal industries
to the tune of $500 billion a year — as certain conservatives snivel over the comparatively paltry $50 billion allotted for renewables research. Total insanity, considering the International Energy Agency forecasts that global renewables production will increase 40 percent by 2018. Not only might we prevent disaster, there’s money to be made, people! Yet to melt the stubborn glacier of American energy policy, something drastic needs to happen. Some kind of miraculous meeting of the minds that transcends partisan political boundaries. Something completely outrageous, like, say, green energy liberals aligning with staunch Tea Party activists. And whaddya know? Climate change must be real, ‘cause Hell just froze over. Forged last month in Atlanta, the Green Tea Coalition combines the forces of environmental leaders and extreme rightwingers around one single issue: Advocating for less pampering for fossil fuels and more money for solar power and other renewable energy sources. “This isn’t about compromise. We agree on the issue,” says Tea Party Patriots national coordinator and coalition founder Debbie Dooley. At the heart of this unholy alliance is a challenge to Georgia Power and its parent Southern Company on its energy monopoly — one that raises prices for ratepayers capturing solar
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Lynch. The plan is to put pressure on Georgia’s Public Service Commission to quit letting Georgia Power thump its chest like it’s the only big ape in the entire jungle. The coalition is also working on a “Ratepayers Bill of Rights” and Dooley will head a rally at the state capitol on Sept. 17. As long as nobody brings up immigration reform, guns, Obamacare, Rachel Maddow or birth certificates, everything should go just fine. “We’re keeping focused on our common interests. We want to create a level playing field for clean energy options,” says Claudia Collier of Greening Georgia, who is helping Lynch and the Sierra Club’s Karen Grainey form a coastal Green Tea chapter. The trio invites all Savannahians annoyed with Georgia Power and/or concerned about the coastal environment — no matter how they voted in the last election — to join the discussion. “You’re not going to get things done in this political environment if you’re not willing to reach out,” adds Grainey. “It’s about mutual respect.” Who knows? Maybe we’ll soon see Savannah on a list of “Sanest and Sexiest Energy Policies” and Georgia included in “Favorite States Where People Act Like Intelligent Grown-Ups.” I’m rooting for us. But maybe keep a fire extinguisher and an inflatable rowboat on hand, just in case. cs
power and selling it back to the grid. Also odious is the expansion of Plant Vogtle, which Georgians are currently paying for years in advance of any actual return. With two more reactors, the Augusta-area nuclear plant will not only create twice the toxic waste, but also siphon 80 million gallons of water a day from the Savannah River — a dastardly prospect should anything go wrong with the impending harbor deepening at the other end. Our end. Though all involved have been accused of “consorting with the enemy,” Dooley reminds that Tea Partiers and liberals have collaborated before on charter school issues and to defeat last year’s TSPLOST initiative. “There is plenty of common ground,” she points out. “We’re for a free market. We’re for competition. Why shouldn’t all energy compete in the marketplace without any subsidies at all?” This is a definite split from the Tea Party line touted by Americans for Prosperity and the evil Koch Brothers, who probably have vacation homes made of diamond-encrusted coal tailings. But a growing number of Tea Party folks are disgruntled with the Kochs’ scare propaganda against solar and have found sweeter tea and sympathy with those already pushing for a decentralized power grid. Their motivations might be economic rather than environmental, but so what? “People are disillusioned, and even the biggest conservatives are starting to see that clean energy is sane, sound and economically feasible,” says local Green Tea Coalition organizer Roy
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Surfers for Autism event provides safe haven for fun By Chrystal Arboleda Lopez
What if I told you there was a beach with no judgments, an encouragement of expression, and the freedom to let emotions loose — would you be on board? And no, I’m not talking about a nude beach. On September 7, Tybee will welcome the third annual Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism beach festival. On that day the beach will become a judgment-free zone. So, no need to worry about bikini-ready bodies or tanning oil. Surfers for Autism (SFA) is a nonprofit organization that hosts events internationally on sandy shores. They take on the tide of adversity to give children and young adults with developmental delays a day at the beach to be themselves and ride the waves. At this point you may be assuming
this article will include testimonials that warm hearts, ones that may make you feel guilty for not doing more volunteer work. Well, it does, and it might. But, like any story, there’s more to it than that. And you must admit that mixing surfing and helping autistic kids is a break from the norm of nonprofits. So, how do these two seemingly unrelated things come together? Kathleen Fields, a local Surfers for Autism volunteer and coordinator, tells the tale of Tybee’s first encounter with the organization three years ago:
“Dave Rossman of Australia and (a national coordiPuerto Rico. nator for SFA) said While the orgahe went the first nization holds year and talked to events in various city council and parts of the world, said, ‘I’d like to take the coordination autistic kids surfis primarily coming on your beach.’ munity based, with And the council was raffles of giveaways like, ‘you want to from local busido what?’ They had nesses, as well never heard of it — as local fire and I had never heard police departments of it.” bringing their cars But after a little and trucks to be bit of convincing, slathered in washWhen a parent says, “‘I have the first Fields says, “they able paint by the picture of my son smiling—ever,’ came down to kids. you’re dumbfounded,” says Kathleen the event, and the And in order Fields mayor even carto be one of the ried boards—Jason volunteers to take (Buelterman, mayor of Tybee) was at these kids out to the water and on to the board, no previous experience is the beach carrying boards! And the needed. Fields’s husband and fellow fire department went and got everySFA volunteer, Brent Fields, admits one’s lunches.” that when it came to being experiWith so much community supenced with developmentally delayed port, Tybee became the ongoing site kids, “We weren’t. I would say most of SFA’s Coastal Empire chapter. SFA of the volunteers weren’t experienced. started out in South Florida but has It’s something that you may not branched out all over U.S. coasts as expect from the surfing community, well as washing up on the beaches
Brent adds that “you never realize how that connection happens or how tight it can be. I met this little boy, his name is Hunter, during our first event. I pushed him on a few waves, and on his second round it just so happened that I got him again, so we played and pushed him on a few more waves. And now every event that he (attends) he looks for me. And now we got to the point where we are actually working on surfing skills—how to turn and balance and everything. … You watch these kids grow.” Tybee’s Surfers for Autism beach festival still has an open invitation to any person willing to get wet and put judgment aside. Kathleen promises that “it’s a complete day of acceptance on the beach. There are no real stigmas—no whispering ‘did you see that autistic kid?’—it’s the norm that day. It’s absolute, complete acceptance.” cs Surfers for Autism beach event is Sept. 7 beginning at 9 a.m. Register to volunteer at surfersforautism.org
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but once you meet the people you find out what kind of hearts they have.” A group of two or three volunteers are combined with a “master” surfer and they take the kids into the water one at a time. But all a volunteer has to “master” is being on time for a meeting the morning of the festival. “We go over everything from eye contact to how we are going to take children safely into the water to what happens at lunch,” says Kathleen Fields. But, even with all the logistics, the real focus of SFA events is clear. Recalling her volunteering for SFA, Kathleen even concedes that once she “had missed the first volunteer meeting … and I was playing catch-up on the beach. And one of the moms came up to me crying after the event and I was like ‘did I do something wrong?’, what happened?’—and all of these thoughts go through your head. “And then she says, ‘I have the first picture of my son smiling—ever.’ You’re dumbfounded.”
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Drugs + guns = usual result Suspects and victims “appear to be the same” in a shooting in the Cuyler-Brownville area being investigated by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police, according to a spokesman.
De’Andre Davis, 26, of the 600 block of West 40th Street and Jeremy Famble, 22, of the 3200 block of Bulloch Street were treated for gunshot wounds at Memorial University Medical Center. Davis was transported by ambulance and remained hospitalized. Famble was transported by private vehicle. None of the injuries appeared life-threatening. Central Precinct Patrol Officers found Davis in the street beside a bag of suspected marijuana on West 41st Street near Florence Street. Violent Crimes investigators suspect the shooting took place during a drug
transaction that turned into a robbery attempt. Detectives continue to investigate. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. A confidential Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124. • Detectives identified and located suspects in the robbery and imprisonment of five college students last week. Three Savannah men, Antwon Dashawn Housey, 21, of the 2200 block of North Fernwood Drive, and Adam Brantley, 29, and Corey Baker, 18, both of the 2100 block of East 43rd Street, have been arrested and charged with armed robbery and kidnapping. Islands Precinct patrol officers had responded to the 2300 block of LaRoche Avenue about 3:59 a.m. when they found the five victims who had escaped from a moving van in which they had been locked.
“Four of the victims were helping the fifth move when three males approached on foot, forced them to the ground at gunpoint and taking their personal items,” says a spokesman. “They also made the resident walk them through the residence, taking other items along the way.” The gunmen then forced all the victims into the moving truck and locked it. They were able to escape through the top of the truck and called police. The ensuing investigation by detectives identified the suspects and led to their arrests by Islands Precinct officers. Most of the items taken were recovered. No injuries were reported. • Metro officers and representatives from eight other agencies arrested 34 suspects for various charges and an additional 14 sex offenders during a two-day sweep of prolific offenders early last week.
The sweep is called P.R.O.P.S. (Police, Probation and Parole Responders of Public Safety). Dozens of officers from participating agencies targeted residences and locations associated with sex offenders, probationers and parolees (juvenile and adult), and individuals with outstanding warrants. Arrested were 34 individuals wanted on outstanding criminal warrants and 14 convicted sex offenders who were not abiding by the terms of their release. The operations also performed 410 compliance checks on probationers and paroles to assure they were abiding by the terms of their release. The compliance checks were performed on both juvenile and adult offenders. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020
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Two approaches we could take here. The first is we stick to the facts. Lotta fun that is. The second is we wave gaily at the facts en route to a more entertaining sociopolitical perspective. This is the Fox News system, and you can see it works for them. Let’s see what we can come up with based on the following: • Botanically, marijuana equals hemp. As we’ve established, these are basically two names for the same plant. • Useful for rope, paper, and clothing, hemp was long promoted in Virginia as an alternative cash crop to tobacco. Tobacco depleted the soil, and gluts sometimes drove prices down. Shifting economics led to a small “hemp boom” by 1765. In two Virginia counties, folks were allowed to pay their taxes in hemp. • Both Washington and Jefferson tried growing hemp on their Virginia farms, with mixed success. Washington used some of what he grew to make hemp clothing for his slaves. However, U.S. hemp exported to Britain often was of poor quality, and Washington was never able to turn a profit. Jefferson also seems to have grown hemp strictly for local consumption, from which we deduce he couldn’t make money either. In short, not only were Washington and Jefferson marijuana farmers, they were unsuccessful marijuana farmers. • Washington continued to tout the crop after he became president. Jefferson invented a better “hemp brake” to separate fibers from stalks, something he thought was so important he refused to patent it. This tells us two things. First, Jefferson ran an advanced marijuana processing facility. Second, he was a socialist. • Both Jefferson and Washington traded seeds and plants with other farmers regularly. Jefferson wrote of
receiving seedlings from someone in Missouri, and it would have been only neighborly to send Virginia seedlings back. Chances are Washington did the same. Couple this with the fact that the two men did at attempt to sell their crops and we’re obliged to conclude: Washington and Jefferson weren’t merely farmers, they were dealers. Were they smokers, though? • No great social stigma was attached to smoking pot in the late 1700s and early 1800s-pot use wasn’t considered a problem until the early 1900s. • Thomas Pynchon’s novel Mason & Dixon (1997) features a scene in which Washington shares a blunt with the eponymous surveyors while Martha supplies them with munchies. This doesn’t prove anything, but it’s reassuring to know that whenever an opportunity presents itself to combine historical revisionism and pot jokes, Pynchon is all over it like a wetsuit. • Despite the above, I couldn’t find any accounts suggesting either Washington or Jefferson ever indulged in, advocated, or even mentioned smoking pot. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws simply notes that Washington and Jefferson grew hemp for economic reasons. • But let’s not give up too quickly. In his diary for August 7, 1765, Washington writes, “Began to separate the Male from the Female hemp ... rather too late.” Female marijuana plants are the ones that contain enough THC to be worth smoking. Some take this to mean Washington was cultivating the plant not just for fiber. Of course, two days later Washington says he put the hemp in the river to soak and separate out the fibers, and later in September that he started to harvest the seed. That suggests he divided the plants because the males made stronger fiber while the female plants produced the seed needed for next year’s crop. Jefferson in his Farm Book wrote that a female plant would produce a quart of seed, and a bushel of seed was enough to plant an acre. Do these guys sound like midnight tokers? No, they sound like farmers. Which just shows how clever they were at covering their tracks. cs
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The conflicted double life of Israeli Orthodox Jew Shadar Hadar, 34, might be as formidable to manage as that of an international spy. Though deeply and defiantly religious, he typically around midnight “trades his knitted white yarmulke” for a “wavy blond wig and pink velvet dress” and takes the stage as a nascent drag queen, according to an August Associated Press dispatch from Jerusalem. His gayness has alienated his ex-wife (who bars him from seeing their daughter, now 11) and is only grudgingly accepted by his parents. As a bridge of sorts in his life, he has rejected the usual raunchy drag queen personas and adopted instead that of a female rabbinic adviser, musing from the stage on optimistic teachings of Breslov Hasidic ultra-Orthodox Judaism.
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• Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium, whose construction was financed in 1964 by borrowing $25 million (and untold more as part of a subway expansion to service the stadium), was demolished in 2004 and is but a memory to the city’s sports fans. However, nine years later, the city is still paying for it (though next year will retire the $25 million bond and nine years from now, the city hopes, will retire the stadium/subway bond). The city’s deputy controller told PhillyMag.com in June, profoundly, “When issuing a bond to build a facility, the debt payment
on that bond should not outlast the • “Rules Are for the Benefit of Us facility.” All”: Adhering to “federal regulations,” • Inexplicable: The Oklahoma the Denver Housing Authority ordered Department of Public Safety’s solution the immediate ejection of the family to its legendary long lines at driver’s of Sandra Roskilly (her mother and license stations was to create “In Line autistic son) - because Roskilly had Online” registration, which it introbeen shot dead in a random homicide duced recently. Online registrants were in August. The mother, who shared beside themselves, however, when they the apartment with Roskilly for 10 arrived on time across the years, said she was told state, only to learn that that once the head of In Line Online merely household is no longer entitled them to a reserved present (no matter the place in the line for makreason), the apartment THEY SAY YOU ing future appointments must be forfeited. Said CAn PARK to take their driver’s test. Roskilly’s astonished ANYWHERE IN A spokesman acknowlbrother, “(T)here was TORONTO edged that In Line Online no question in my mind might have some kinks that my mother would and thus would be closed at least be able to finish temporarily. out the lease.” • Toronto is facing such a crippling backlog of chalGreat Art! lenges to parking tickets, Suspicion Conreported the Toronto Star firmed: A British “art in August, that more than critic” created the 73,000 citations from last “Colne Valley Sculpture year were still unresolved Trail” in West Yorkshire and that many cases by inviting patrons to were proceeding even less hurriedly. walk a 3-mile path past derelict buildMahmood-Reza Arab, a computer ings and discarded objects that the programmer who was ticketed for critic suggested, in a formal leaflet, parking too close to a hydrant in 2005 were purposeful art objects designed and who has dutifully met all deadto be provocative. (In reality, they were lines for making a proper challenge, random junk.) An abandoned bathtub was recently scheduled (again) for trial (titled “Wash Behind the Ears”) evoked before a judge - this month (September “contradictory concepts of filth and 2013). A spokesman said the “normal” cleanliness ... in a countryside setting,” wait time for a court date is “only” 18 the critic wrote. A collapsed wall was months.
built by fictitious artist Karen Braithwaite, who then destroyed it “with some sense of violence,” “suggest(ing) a sense of bereavement, the turf above almost seeming to weep.” The author spoke to BBC News in July but insisted on remaining anonymous.
• Notwithstanding the city of Detroit’s various problems, residents still expect its police force to behave sensibly, but in July, a police commander’s office blundered, releasing to all officers a document concerning an order of form-fitting bulletproof vests. Each individual officer’s height and weight were on the email, but so were female officers’ bra cup sizes (which were initially necessary to assure bodyarmor fit so as not to restrict mobility - but obviously were no one else’s business). • In August, prosecutors in Broward County, Fla., accused two Lauderhill police officers of an improper 2012 traffic stop, charging both patrolmen in the squad car with demanding favors from two female motorists. Officer Franklin Hartley allegedly demanded oral sex from the passenger, and his partner, Thomas Merenda, according to the charge, “asked the victim to punch him in the ‘nuts,’ meaning genital area.” Said Merenda’s lawyer, of the charge: “outrageous, outlandish and absurd.” CS By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
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Exposed: The Odd Lot “Do not let the advertising fool you,” advises Odd Lot head honcho Chris Soucy about the blurroobscurro, flesh-toned cheesecake photo on the poster for Friday’s midnight show, After Hours. “We are not naked!” That, of course, is probably a good thing. But with After Hours the Odd Lot — Muse Arts Warehouse’s 3-yearold resident improvisational comedy troupe — intends to cross a line. The group’s semi-regular Monday night performances, during which they take suggestions from the audience, are family-friendly. “We discourage people from suggesting things that might be inappropriate, and we keep the language as clean as possible,” Soucy says. “We usually say we’re PG.” However, he adds, “We’ve gotten a lot of people who are aching to see us do something blue. They want to see what we would do if we let that aspect of the comedy in. So we’re going to perform no holds barred.” There’ll be two Odd Lot shows on the 6th. The first one, at 9 p.m., is suitable for all ages. Friday Night Funny = Good clean fun. After Hours = Naughtiness. Soucy and co-founders Justin Kent and Lynita Spivey, theater geeks all, have been riffing on the fly since 2008. They started as the Literary Improv League, taking classics like Moby Dick and A Christmas Carol and turning the stories upside down by improvising wacky dialogue. Soucy’s sister is JinHi Soucy Rand,
The Odd Lot will perform twice on Friday, Sept. 6. For the late show, you’ll want to leave the kids at home.
who opened Muse — then called Indigo Arts — in early 2010. She gave the fledgling group, newly dubbed the Odd Lot, Monday nights to wing things as they saw fit. Then as now, many in the ensemble’s devoted audience were also part of the Savannah theater community. “People who do theater don’t get to see a lot of theater, so Monday was a good night to do it,” Soucy explains. “Plus, it left us open to be able to do plays and stuff like that.” The 2013 troupe includes Soucy, Kent and Spivey, plus Gabe Reynolds, Megan Jones, Andy Hernandez, Thomas Houston, Marshall Frey, John Wesley Turner and Melissa Natalie. The Odd Lot also performs scripted Dead in the Water Riverboat Mysteries; savannahmurdermysteries.com.
Everything else is off the proverbial cuff. “It’s great fun,” Soucy says. “We might have a meeting or two, but otherwise there’s no time commitment. It’s just the performance nights.” Along with talent and the ability to know when to play, and when to pass the ball, improv takes instincts. The idea is to keep the audience engaged, wherever your team goes. That’s one reason you don’t hear about a lot of “blue” improv. “It’s more of a challenge to remain clean and to provide a level of humor that all ages can enjoy and appreciate,” according to Soucy. “People don’t realize that just swearing is not comedy. Yeah, there’s a kneejerk reaction to laugh, but trying to stay witty and ahead, and trying to keep a scene and a character
going, that’s really the goal of any good improvisation. If you don’t have any content to back up your language, what are you doing? You’re just swearing. And it makes the scene dull. That’s really one of the main reasons we’ve stayed away from blue comedy.” • Thrilled that there’ll be a 2013 Stattsfest, to help out everybody’s bud Jason Statts — paralyzed by a bullet in a random and senseless act of violence in 2008. From 2 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 13, Muse Arts Warehouse will throb with fun stuff like cornholery and a bounce house, plus (the real kicker) live music from KidSyc@ Brandywine, the Train Wrecks, Basik Lee, Damon & the Shitkickers etc. Live painting demo by Troy Wandzel and, as they say, lots more! For $10 tickets, see friendsofstatts.com. CS
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There was a time, not so long ago, when Luella — the powerhouse vocalist for Nashville’s gutbucket gospel/ blues quartet Luella and The Sun — was a mousy singer/songwriter from Wisconsin named Melissa Mathes. She made a fine (if a bit shiny) pop/rock album, Play Along, and seemed to be headed in that general direction. It was her budding relationship with a guitarist named Joe McMahan that triggered what she calls her “organic reinvention.” Says Luella (as she prefers to be
called): “I grew up listening to a lot of divas, and old R&B, soul and jazz. And rock ‘n’ roll too. But Joe has a wider palette of stuff that he introduced me to. Before we were dating and all, we were friends for a long time.” They were, to be sure, looking for some common ground on which to
meet musically. “One day,” she recalls, “he and I were digging around and listening to some old gospel, Blind Willie McTell, and found this song ‘We Got to Meet Death One Day’ that we thought it would be great to just jam on. To put our own twist on.” McMahan had been in an instrumental band (read: no singer) with bassist Adam Bednarik and drummer John Radford. “He called John and Adam,” Luella says, “and he said ‘Let’s see what happens when we put all of us different people in a room continues on p. 20
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together.’ “They came over and we played ‘We Got to Meet Death One Day,’ and there was just an immediate chemistry. We realized that as a unit, we were bigger than who we are … what’s that saying, the sum is greater than the parts? And that’s exactly what it is.” Visceral and spooky, “We Got to Meet Death One Day” is still a key component of Luella and the Sun’s mesmerizing live show; find this story online at connectsavannah.com for a video of the song in performance. Luella and the Sun is one of the roots bands on the bill at Savannah’s first-ever Revival Fest, Sept. 14 on the Railroad Museum grounds. We’ll have lots more on the event in next week’s issue. According to Mountain Xpress, “Luella and the Sun deconstructs gospel, distills its soulful essence and uses that to infuse raw, gritty garage rock with an unholy wildness that feels as righteous as it is dangerous.” You don’t get much higher praise
than that. And it almost didn’t happen. “I always had a part of me that had this big voice,” Luella says, “but I never wanted to do it just to show that side for any kind of technically cool reason.” To be sure, you don’t hear a lot of it in the grooves of Play Along. Onstage, she is deeply soulful, a dervish, a devil in a blue dress. For a petite little white girl, that voice certainly comes from someplace unpredictable. She is, she believes, more comfortable, more “herself,” in front of a microphone. “When I’m onstage, it’s like being possessed,” she explains. “This thing comes through you, and it’s making fire from the spark that’s inside of you. The most essential core part of yourself. And from wherever, it’s coming through you, and you can’t stop it. There’s no time to think about it. It just is. “The way I sing is a reaction to Joe’s electric, raw guitar playing. That rawness and that real primal sense, it stirs that out of me. And with the way Adam plays bass, and the way John plays drums, we stir
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each other up. Like something is coming through us. We’re channeling something.” The band is represented by a 10-inch, self-titled slab of vinyl; for the live experience, the hot fever pitch, root out their live videos of songs like “I Got Soul,” “Ditch Rider” and “Soul of a Man.” Yow. “While I’m still proud of the stuff that’s a part of my past, musically, it never quite hit the magic spot,” Luella continues. “When I was 11 or 12, I would just sing however I sang, nobody could stop me, I just had this pure part of me. I feel like I never touched that spot again until this band came along. “The magic spot happens, I think, when it becomes really primal. And with this mixture of songs, with these players, it’s bringing out emotions that are primal. And guttural. Your immediate reaction to what you feel, it just comes out. And it’s not thought out.” On June 8, the house that Luella and McMahan share in Nashville was ravaged by an electrical fire — it started in the home studio, touched
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It’s a scene out every fashionista’s dream: Photographer Cedric Smith adjusts a reflector in the soft sunlight filtering through the tall windows. Model Ki-Anna Drayton rests with feline grace until she senses the camera pointed at her, then strikes an effortlessly elegant pose. Professional stylists Lynn Serulla and Liz Best survey the effect, adjusting a piece of jewelry there, an errant thread there. “The dress is amazing. Look at the sleeves,” enjoins Serulla, holding out Drayton’s willowy arm. All present admire the designer’s dolman drape. Best holds up an earring to the model’s cheekbone, then another. “I think a clean look is better, yes?” she murmurs. Serulla and Best confer briefly and agree on no earrings. Smith snaps away. To those who get dressed in the morning by choosing from the least-dirty items continues on p. 24
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On the airy third floor of one of Broughton Street’s trendiest boutiques, a small crew has gathered for a photo shoot.
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in their laundry pile, the amount of attention paid to small sartorial details may seem excessive. But those who know their skinnys from their boot cuts appreciate how even the tiniest choices affect how they present themselves to the world. A simple scarf can turn a plain t-shirt into a comment-worthy outfit; conversely, an ill-fitting sweater can ruin a first impression. The distinctions are important enough that the fashion, celebrity and magazine industries have given rise to the role of professional stylists: Those discerning tastemakers who create an enchanting alchemy out of clothing, accessories, hair and make-up to add up to a particular artistic vision. Serulla and Best know a little something about smoky eye shadow and pondering over the right pair of gladiator sandals. Both highly-immersed in global trends and locally celebrated for their own personal flair, the women have teamed up to style (yes, it’s a verb) the multiple runway shows for Savannah’s Fashion Night this Thursday, Sept. 5. Pulling blouses, bangles and other items from SFN’s dozens of official retailers, the stylists are also working with over 35 models from Halo Models and Talent Group, Rise Model Management and Tucker MarCom Model Talent Division. Dollface By Jules and 40 Volume will handle make-up and hair, respectively. It adds up to an impressive amount of possible permutations: The stylists must come up with over 30 different looks for each of the four shows. Though being surrounded by fabulous clothes and beautiful people sounds like a pretty cushy gig, Serulla reminds that someone has to source all that clothing and jewelry and carry it to where it needs to be. “Basically, stylists are glamorous shleppers,” laughs Serulla, who has spent time in Los Angeles and New York assisting on photography shoots and music videos, including Lenny Kravitz’s “Stand.” She put in a costume design stint with Warner Bros. and once served as actor Topher Grace’s bowtie handler. Also an accomplished painter (look for her new work at November’s First Friday Art March,) the Michigan native grew up creating window displays for shops in her hometown of Grand Rapids. A graduate of the Kendall College of Art and Design,
For our Connect cover shoot, Cedric Smith of You’re Welcome Savannah clicked away as stylists Liz Best (r.) and Lynn Serulla (l.) chose a dolman-sleeved dress from Extant Fair and a necklace from Gaucho for Ki-Anna Drayton of RISE Models (center.)
she landed in Savannah “for love” and prefers to work out of the Hostess City rather than the more cutthroat environments of larger fashion nexuses. “People are so nice here,” she says. “Plus, they like to wear colors.” Serulla describes her own style as “neo-femme” and cites history and nature as inspirations in her fine art as well as fashion concepts. “I’m a very intuitive type of stylist,” she muses. “I’ll see a color in a field somewhere, and then it’s like ‘I’m really obsessed with this particular tone of purple right now.’” Along with the items specific to a particular gig, Serulla always travels with a massive tote filled with essentials to the professional stylist’s tool kit: A lint roller. Boob tape. Clothespins. Altoids. She and Best agree that a tape measure is another vital item to making the job go seamlessly. “Also, a travel steamer,” avows Best, shaking her own enormous bag. Though her C.V. isn’t quite as full as Serulla’s, SCAD student Best comes to SVN with high recommendations
from some of Savannah’s most avid style watchers. Her blog, liz-best.com, spikes every time she posts, and she’s been featured multiple times on New York Times fashion slideshows. Hailing from Tampa, FL, she adopted from an early age the Yves Saint Laurent adage that “dressing is a way of life.” She admits to staying up to the second on fashion trends, but aims to make style something that’s accessible. In other words, none of us need hold ourselves up to the red carpet fashions of actors and models in our everyday lives. “The reason why celebrities all look so good is that they all have stylists. They also all have tailors,” she points out sagely. Upstairs above Broughton Street, Smith is finished taking photos and begins taking down his lights. Serulla and Best begin to pack up the jumble of jackets, shoes and accessories considered for their final collaborative look. “See, isn’t this glamorous?” grins Serulla, adding that much of styling means “keeping cool and being organized.”
Though breezy photography shoots styled by professionals are hardly de rigeur for most fashionistas, SFN’s stylists say any of us can turn an artistic eye on our own real world closets. “Every morning, you get up and style yourself, whether you’re conscious of it or not,” considers Best. “Being a stylist means having confidence in your own tastes.” 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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Who says a diva has to look like a Disney princess? Sandra Bernhard, who’s been alternative comedy’s reigning diva for three decades, is anything but conventional-looking — she’s all odd angles and disheveled hair, with accusing cat’s eyes, a knobby nose and a jagged mouth that looks as if somebody carved it with a razor blade. Yet a diva she is, queen of the hop, high-snark voodoo priestess of not only the gay culture but of the entire American intelligentsia, famous and beloved not only for her incessant and pointed pop culture bitching but for her tendency to mix things up with a full-throated cabaret or R&B tune, often when one least expects it. The native of Flint, Michigan spent her formative years in Arizona, and at 18 re-located to Los Angeles. She was onstage within a year. The world at large will recognize Bernhard, for the most part, from Martin Scorsese’s 1983 film The King of Comedy —she was Masha, the slightly insane best friend and co-conspirator of Robert de Niro’s Rupert Pupkin character — and from her lengthy stint on TV’s Roseanne. She starred as Nancy Bartlett, one of television’s first openly gay female characters. Her one-woman off Broadway shows have included I’m Your Woman, Without You I’m Nothing, Everything Bad & Beautiful, Excuses for Bad Behavior, May I Kiss You on the Lips Miss Sandra? and I Love Being Me, Don’t You? Bernhard’s Sept. 8 show at Club One (yes, it’s at 4 in the afternoon) is co-sponsored by Savannah Pride — the 2013 PrideFest will be Sept. 14 in Forsyth Park.
that strange and disturbing movie? Sandra Bernhard: I think they did for a long time, and some people still do. I mean, it’s hard for people to keep up with all of the different performers and entertainers out there, so when one thing has that impact, I think that’s the indelible mark that you make on people’s psyches. I certainly at that time was more like that than I am now. I still have that kind of edge to me, but it’s a very over-the-top kind of persona … but I don’t think it’s a terrible persona for people to think I have. It keeps people at bay sometimes! Are you interested in doing more series TV? A lot of performers … Sandra Bernhard: Yes! I’m actively seeking roles in television, some that I’ve written but mainly I’m just going up for stuff. I would love to land on a good, quality TV series, like Roseanne, but obviously it’s a different time … but whether it’s a dramatic role or a comedic role, I’d be really happy to have that right now. It’s been 30 years since The King of Comedy. I’m sure there are some people who never saw Roseanne or some of your other stuff – do you think there are still those who think you really are crazy Masha from
You’ve said that it doesn’t matter to you if you’re playing to a gay or straight audience — what you like to do is engage people. Sandra Bernhard: Right! Exactly. Absolutely. If people are articulate and smart and wellread and informed and open, they’re gonna be the right people for my audience. And that’s across the board. Curious people.
Why do you think you have such a large gay following? Sandra Bernhard: Well, I think I have that sensibility — it’s ironic, it’s a little bit, you know, tongue-in-cheek, it’s satirical, it’s smart. People take it in any way they want. Some people think you’re being bitchy. I think I’m being ironic. It’s a strong female funny figure, and I think gay men like that. Do you think Kathy Griffin stole your shtick? Sandra Bernhard: I don’t think she stole it on purpose, but I do think she took the superficial elements of it and did her thing. But you know what? It keeps forcing you to go deeper, when you do what I do. And that’s all that matters to me, is that I continue to find things that I think are interesting to talk about, and new approaches. And keep going deeper. I mean, you don’t want to stay the same your whole career. You’ve always seemed very focused to me. Have you always been that way? Sandra Bernhard: I knew when I was 5 years old that I was going to be a performer. I was always very focused on it, and always kinda did it my way — I wrote my little stories, and did my little offbeat performances, in my bedroom. And sang along with Joni Mitchell and Carole King, and Barbra Streisand and all the rest of the greats. So yeah, for sure, I was focused on all that. Musical theater was my first love, because I’d seen Hello, Dolly when I was 8 years old, in Detroit at the Fischer Theatre with Carol Channing. So she was one of my big heroes. It was all kinds of influences, you know, it was a lot of art and music and theater, that kind of expression, in my house. With my parents and my three older brothers, there was a lot of eclectic stuff going on. There were a lot of different influences, but I had my own point of view for sure. I knew where I was heading — I just didn’t continues on p. 26
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know quite how I’d get there. After high school, you went to Israel for eight months. Why? Sandra Bernhard: I had a lot of family over there, my brothers had all gone, it was kind of a rite of passage for a Jewish kid in the ‘70s to go work in a kibbutz. It wasn’t religious at all. The kibbutzim are not about religion; it’s socialism, and that’s how they developed the country. So it was really cool to go over there and work — you know, dig in and have that great experience. You started performing right after you moved to Los Angeles. You were 19 and — more or less — right off the bus from Arizona. How did you know it would work? Sandra Bernhard: I knew from the reaction from friends and the people I hung out with that it was working. I engaged people and we all had a good time. I mean, I made them laugh. I knew how to turn a phrase. I loved talking, I loved music, and I just knew how to weave it together in my own way. It was instinctive. You said you were inspired by the early female comics like Totie Fields, Joan Rivers and Phyllis Diller. How so? Sandra Bernhard: Well, they were
very truthful about their lives, and where they were at in the sociological times where they were living. They were very honest, and funny, and raw, and I just think that was inspiring. I didn’t necessarily want to say what they were saying, but I loved how they did it. In your new show, you talk about how social media is creating a generation of people who don’t know how to communicate. Can you expound on that? Sandra Bernhard: I think it’s very easy for people to weigh in and comment on all manner of topics when you don’t see their face, and they’re not on the firing line. ‘Cause that’s what Twitter and Facebook are, places where people just lash out and say whatever they want, without any real forethought. Because if there’s a person standing in front of you, you’re going to be a little more sensitive to their feelings. And also have a conversation, a back and forth. When it’s just one-sided, you can say whatever you want and then shut it off and walk away. And I don’t think that’s conducive to intelligent debate. cs Sandra Bernhard Where: Club One, 1 Jefferson St. When: At 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 Tickets: $65 at clubone-online.com
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Art Teachers and Students Annual Exhibition — An exhibition
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by Teachers as Inspiration and Mentors to their Students (TIMS), art teachers and their students from across Savannah/Chatham County Public Schools, at Gallery on Washington inside Savannah Arts Academy). Free and open to the public. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave.
Manifest by Hayden John —
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Fifth Annual “Five by Seven” Show and Sale benefiting Hospice Savannah — Over
150 miniature masterpieces on exhibit and for sale by silent auction. Oils, acrylics, photographs, mixed media and ceramic pieces have been donated by over 100 local artists including Betsy Cain, Carmela Aliffi, Daniel Smith, Charlie Ribbens and Barbara Duch. Final bids and closing reception Fri. Oct. 18, 5:30-7pm. Free and open to the public. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.
The Two Book Project — Savan-
nah artist creates a conversation with Galileo with his artwork. Also showing this month, jewelry by Shirley Daniell. Artist reception and gallery talk, Tues. Sep. 10, 6-9pm. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.
Image of Me: Group Show of Self Portraits — A collection of
“Positive Self Portraits,” First Friday Art March and Artist Reception Fri. Sept 6, 6-9pm. Curated by Joanne Morton. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St.
Savannah Art Association Board Members Art Show — Sa-
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Contemporary Southern Landscape — The unique land-
Work by Hayden John is at Desotorow Gallery as part of First Friday Art March; reception is Friday 6-9 p.m. Un Tejido De Nuestras Culturas: Art and Community in Argentina — A collaborative art exhibi-
tion shaped by an Argentina study abroad experience that includes artwork by Armstrong students, faculty and Georgia College students. Gallery reception: September 20th. Free admission. Fine Arts Gallery (Armstrong Atlantic State University), 11935 Abercorn St., Fine Arts Hall.
Continuing Alex Prager: Mise-en-scène —
Features two of Alex Prager’s recent short films, “Despair” and “La Petite Mort,” together with selected film stills. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
Alexander Ink — The annual
juried exhibition of prints from students studying printmaking at SCAD. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.
Arsenal — A contemporary
installation of hundreds of hand-made paper “guns” suspended from the ceiling. Created by Sarah Frost in 2010 for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. 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.
scape of the South is the subject of this exhibition of work by a wide range of artists, media, and styles. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Facing South: Portraits of Southern Artists by Jerry Siegel —
Jerry Siegel’s approximately 50 black-and-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, 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 panel discussion: Fri. Sep. 20, 5pm. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection — An exhibition of
designs by 2013 Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award winner Francisco Costa. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. The Ghost Within — New works
on paper by SCAD alumna Blanche Nettles Powers, whose abstracted imagery derives from Savannah’s iconic Spanish moss. Arnold Hall (SCAD), 1810 Bull St.
Local Dishes — A five-woman show of local ceramics. Jessica Broad, Mitzi Davis, Mary Cale Wilson, Lisa Bradley, and Rebecca Sipper display image based ceramic dishes. Artists’ reception during first Friday Art March, Sep. 6, 6-9pm. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st St.
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One of the newest installations at the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center is an appetizing one. The tuna poke exhibits sashimigrade tuna with nori flakes, soy sauce, cucumber, and macadamia nut over a foundation of rice with sliced avocado—along with sesame crisps for utensils. Fine art also meets fine dining with other small plates like the summer rolls — poached shrimp, basil, chiffonade lettuce, glass noodles, and smoked pork, rolled and complimented with a peanut-hoisin dipping sauce (and even though it’s
If you feel like going to a museum and actually buying a piece of art, any plate off the Jepson Café’s menu would count. Now under fresh management, this edition of the Jepson Café features a menu that’s a collaboration of styles including New American, Asian fusion, barbeque, Caribbean, French, German, Greek and Mediterranean, Latin American, Vietnamese, and, of course, a touch of Southern taste.
in a museum, it is considered proper to use your hands as utensils on this one). Complimenting these dishes was Moroccan Mint Tea from The Tea Room with an added touch of mint syrup and lime juice. Although under the affiliation of the Telfair Museums, the Jepson Café is run and owned by Matthew Baldwin, David Hamer, and Michael Clee. “Between all three of us, we’re bordering on 60 years of combined restaurant experience. We all know what we’re doing. And it’s kind of exciting to have this opportunity to really
show what we can do,” Hamer says. Hamer worked as a corporate chef for Gaslight Group LLC and has worked with local businesses such as B. Matthews, The 5 Spot, and even helped with Blowin’ Smoke’s location transition. Brian Huskey, owner of Gaslight Group LLC, was the one that turned the culinary entrepreneur onto the opportunity of the Jepson Café. “They were looking for restaurants to occupy this space,” says Clee. “They brought it to Brian and Brian said that it wasn’t right for him but said -- ” “’This would make perfect sense for you, you should give this a shot.’ And was kind enough to let me leave and do this,” says Hamer, finishing Clee’s thought. Hamer and Clee have been friends since their early twenties and first thought about opening a restaurant together when they lived in Delaware five and a half years ago. After David took a trip to the Hostess City, he returned to Delaware, “and I was like, ‘Mike, we have to move to Savannah right now—and open a restaurant.’” So, they did. The Jepson Café has moved back to its original location: nestled on an upper floor of the Jepson Center and overlooking the atrium. The quaint space is well-lit with tall windows lining the café. Art by the museum’s staff is displayed around the room. It’s all clean and contemporary—mirroring the atmosphere of the museum. The space is tailored to its fineart-housing architecture. Which also
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Save the pumpkin ales for fairer weather and drink these craft beers now AS SUMMER begrudgingly gives way to autumn, a different breed of beers show up en masse on store shelves. If you’re new to the craft beer world, welcome to the fall seasonal explosion. Where six pack carriers emblazoned with baseball bats and the bright colors of sun-swept beaches once awaited your thirsty approval now reside all things pumpkin, harvest and spiced. The shelves are awash in orange, black and every shade of brown imaginable. It seems that each year these autumnal beverages arrive weeks earlier than the year before. The phenomenon has been dubbed “seasonal beer creep” and I, for one, refuse to bow down to this menace. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s still quite warm in Savannah and history tells us that our summer-like temperatures can last deep into October. When I last sat in the grandstands of Grayson Stadium in the early days of August, it was what can only be described as psychotically hot. T he lone craft beer cart by the front gate featured its usual roster from Red Hare, Magic Hat and RJ Rockers. New Belgium is always well represented at Grayson with several styles, but this game had added a label from them I had not seen before: “Pumpkick”. “Pumpkick” is billed as the Colorado brewery’s new fall seasonal, despite being released to market in early July. If there had been the slightest nip in the air, or even a stiff breeze, I might have found the ability to appreciate the beer’s combination of cranberries, allspice and nutmeg over a juicy pumpkin base. Instead, it felt like I was being force fed Thanksgiving dinner in a sauna. And “Pumpkick” isn’t the only pumpkin beer offender taking up valuable package store real estate before I’m ready to drink it. My favorite fall seasonal, Southern Tier’s
“Pumking” is already stacked high in 22 oz bottles, tempting me in the oppressive mid-afternoon sun. Shipyard and Samuel Adams have orange laced bottles sitting right beside them. And more, lots more, will be available soon, whether the South’s notorious heat and humidity are ready for them or not. Yes, most will have some cute variation of the word pumpkin in their names. As a holdout to the coming onslaught of beers flavored with squashes and spices usually reserved for fruit pies, here are three beers available now that will quench your thirst and taste just right during the last days of Savannah’s summer. And don’t feel too bad for “Pumpkick.” I’m sure to try another bottle before the end of football season, when the time is just right for the warming hit of pumpkin and cinnamon. Of course, by then the stores will be re-stocked with licorice-tinted Christmas ales.
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“Saison Dupont” represents the pinnacle of the farmhouse style. Many breweries have tried to imitate it or make “improvements” to this recipe; but the simplicity and expert craftsmanship demonstrated here hold those contenders at an arm’s length. If you’re looking for a beer that exhibits a spiciness that isn’t reminiscent of grandma’s Sunday dinner table, the delicate notes of black pepper and coriander found within are never flashy, stand-alone statements. Instead, they support the major qualities of the beer’s effervescence, highlighted by a fluffy carbonation and slight blend of citrus. It’s also the rare beer that is as enjoyable after mowing the lawn as with a gourmet meal pairing. 6.5% ABV. Available in 330ml and 750ml bottles.
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Green Flash does not play around when it comes to their IPAs. They’re constantly pushing the envelope and developing new, surprising takes on the popular style. This variation combines the best qualities of American IPAs and Belgian tripels. From the IPA side you’re getting fresh, resinous, spicy hops. The tripel component provides cloves and candied fruit. The finish leaves you with a tart but lively flash of lemon. The high alcohol content is expertly masked, so take your time with this oversized bottle. 9.2% ABV. Available on draft and in 22oz bottles.
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The World’s End is one of those comedies that’s so uproarious as it sets up its premise and establishes its characters that it’s almost a shame when the story proper gets underway and breaks up the heretofore nonstop merriment. The third picture from the Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz team of writer-director Edgar Wright, writer-star Simon Pegg and co-star Nick Frost, this begins in flashback mode, as five childhood friends attempt an epic pub crawl through their small British hometown, eventually falling short by three bars. Cut to 20 years later, and the lonely and immature Gary King (Pegg) decides that nothing would give him more satisfaction than reuniting with his mates and giving the crawl another shot. His four friends, though, have gone on to lead lives with real responsibilities (job, family, etc.), and it takes a lot of begging and lying on Gary’s part to convince Andy Knightley (Frost), Steven Prince (Paddy Considine), Oliver Chamberlain (Martin Freeman) and Peter Page (Eddie Marsan) to leave London and return home simply to bar-hop. They instantly regret succumbing to his pressure, as his boorish behavior reminds them why they drifted apart in the first
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Few crimes are as revolting as the sexual abuse of small children, and even staunch opponents of capital punishment should reasonably find their stance softening when it comes to meting out the proper justice for such an abhorrent offense. Yet witch hunts also have no place in a sane society, whether they’re in the form of burning people during the Spanish Inquisition or ruining careers during the Hollywood blacklist. The Danish import The Hunt tackles both subjects head-on, and the result is a powerful movie dominated by a formidable performance by Mads Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen, whose Best Actor citation was one of the film’s impressive three victories at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, plays Lucas, a divorcee who works at a kindergarten in a small town where he is admired by children and adults alike. One of his charges is little Klara (Annika Wedderkopp), who’s the daughter of his best friend Theo (Thomas Bo Larsen) and Theo’s wife Agnes (Anne Louise Hassing). Because she’s treated better by Lucas than by just about anyone else, Klara develops a crush on him. But when he “rejects” her (he returns a heart she made for him and tells her that Mommy and Daddy are the only adults she should kiss on the lips), she becomes angry and informs the school head Grethe (Susse Wold) that Lucas showed her his penis (in actuality, she saw a penis on a computer screen that her brother and his friend flashed in front of her). Klara isn’t a bad seed - she means no real harm and is quick to recant the lie - but Grethe and the hack psychiatrist she invites to question the girl take this accusation and run with it. Soon, the entire town has banded against Lucas, who can’t even go buy groceries without getting beaten up and tossed out of the store. Only his teenage son Marcus (Lasse Fogelstrom) and a few in-laws have his back, although the people he really wants to reach are Klara’s parents. Of a piece with Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, two other works about persecution and hypocrisy, The Hunt is a movie that foregoes any ambiguity in order to place us squarely behind its battered protagonist. And yet, with the exception of
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the overzealous Grethe (the closest this movie gets to Miller’s self-righteous Judge Danforth), the townspeople pretty much behave in the same knee-jerk manner as many of us would upon hearing that a child’s been molested. When we’re mentally hurling insults at the folks who are treating Lucas so badly, we are in effect admonishing ourselves, and it’s a reaction that’s startling, sobering and quite potent. This internal tension remains throughout the picture, which never makes a false move until a wrap-up sequence that doesn’t completely ring true. Fortunately, that sequence is followed by a brilliant coda, one that fully restores the film’s ability to hit us where we live.
Over the span of approximately four dozen motion pictures, Woody Allen has funneled inspiration from such literary and cinematic giants as Leo Tolstoy, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini and even Bob Hope. With Blue Jasmine, he has opted to go full-on Tennessee Williams. 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 workingclass 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 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.
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
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
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.
South African writer-director Neill Blomkamp made one of the more noteworthy feature debuts of late with the 2009 summer release District 9, a box office hit and Best Picture Oscar nominee about the wretched treatment of extra-terrestrials who had the misfortune of landing on our planet. The story was obviously a metaphor for apartheid in Blomkamp’s home country, and the film proved to be another shining example of science fiction serving as a sturdy framework for a social message. With Elysium, Blomkamp again tries to mind-meld sci-fi and social change, but the results this time aren’t nearly as satisfying. A futureworld version of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the film takes place in 2154, when the 1 percent is living comfortably on a manmade space station (Elysium) while everyone else is struggling to survive on a burned-out planet Earth. One of the regular joes is Max (Matt Damon), a blue-collar laborer whose job-related injury radiation, wouldn’tcha know - means he’ll be dead in five days. Up on Elysium, everyone has a machine that cures all illnesses and injuries, but no one from the earth’s surface is even allowed to set foot on Elysium, let alone breathe its rarefied
air or use its cutting-edge facilities. Willing to do anything to reach the celestial paradise, Max enters into a partnership with a tech-savvy hustler named Spider (a good performance by Wagner Moura, the star of the Brazilian twofer Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within), taking along his best friend Julio (Diego Luna) for good measure. But to accomplish his mission, which involves downloading valuable intel from within the mind of a sleazy CEO (William Fichtner), Max has to contend with Elysium’s defense secretary, the smug Delacourt (Jodie Foster), and her earthbound henchman, the psychotic Kruger (District 9 star Sharlto Copley). Nobody can accuse Blomkamp of 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.
THE SPECTACULAR NOW
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 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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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
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Activism & Politics Drinking Liberally
An informal, left-leaning gathering to discuss politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, or anything else that comes up. Every first and third Thursday. Free , 7:00 p.m. See website or the Drinking Liberally facebook page for more information, including location. Free , 7 p.m. livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. , 7 p.m Savannah Area Young Republicans
Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. email@example.com. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free . 912-3083020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. Savannah Tea Party
Free to attend. Note new location, date and time. Food and beverages available for purchase. Buffet is optional. Call for additional information. Reservations not necessary. Annual Dues $10.00. Free , 5:30 p.m. 912-598-7358. savannahteaparty.com. , 5:30 p.m Ole Times Country Buffet, 209 Stephenson Ave. Victorian Neighborhood Association Meetings
Open to all residents, property owners and businesses located between Anderson and Gwinnett, M.L.King,Jr. Blvd to East Broad Street. Free second Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-233-0352. alpost135.com/. second Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Young Democrats
Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free . 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Benefits
Ballroom Extravaganza: Benfiting Local Charities
Local doctors and local celebrities show off their dance moves in this dancing and fundraising competition. Dancers raise money for various local charities including Ogeechee Riverkeepers, Coastal Pet Rescue, American Diabetes Association. Sponsored by Chatham Orthopaedic Associates. $100 Sat., Sep. 7, 6-11 p.m. ballroomextravaganza.com. Sat., Sep. 7, 6-11 p.m Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 Gen. McIntosh Blvd. Benefit Motorcycle Ride for the Humane Society
Inaugural benefit ride sponsored by the Savannah Sport Bike Association. 60 mile ride, ending at 12:45pm at Brass
Rail. September 7, 9:30am registration, 11am ride begins. Southeast Motorcycle, 4828 Augusta Rd., Garden City. Lunch included. Benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. $25 Through Sep. 7. savannahsportbike. com/benefit.php. Through Sep. 7 Chatham County Animal Control Seeks Donations of Items
Chatham County Animal Control is in need of items for pets in the facility. Seeking donations of canned and dry dog and cat food, baby formula, newspaper, paper towels, soaps, crates, leashes, collars, wash cloths, and towels. Open daily from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. . 912-351-6750. animalcontrol. chathamcounty.org. Chatham County Animal Shelter, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. Forsyth Farmers Market Seeks Sponsors
Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. . firstname.lastname@example.org. forsythfarmersmarket. com. forsythfarmersmarket.com/. Forsyth Famers' Market, 501 Whitaker St., South End of Forysth Park. Help the HooHahs 5K Run/Walk
A 5K run or walk to benefit gynecological cancer patients at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. Jogging strollers and dogs with leashes welcome. $30 thru 9/30, or $35 on race day. Through Sep. 28. HelptheHooHahs. org. savtcc.com. Through Sep. 28 Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Karma Yoga Class for Local Charities
Bikram Yoga Savannah has added a new weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Mondays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 to participate; proceeds are donated to a different local charity each month. . 912-344-1278. bikramyogasavannah.com. Memorial Kids' Classic Golf Tournament
Benefiting The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Monday, September 9. Tee times 7:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. with complimentary lunch before or after you play. Beverages are provided. Four-person scramble with handicap. Sunday night kick-off dinner and auction, 6pm. $600 to $950 for teams of four. Through Sep. 9. 912350-6374. ClaxtKe1@memorialhealth. com.. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/ index.php. Through Sep. 9 The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. Professional Clothing Drive at Armstrong
Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Office of Career Services is accepting donations for its Clothing Closet, a professional clothing drive seeking gently used professional attire—oxford shirts,
men's and women’s suits, slacks, blouses, dress shoes. Clothing Closet will culminate with a Spring 2014 campus event where Armstrong students who participate will be given individual career advice and resume-writing instruction, along with an outfit that will help them look professional at their job interviews, career fairs or internships and full-time jobs. The Spring Clothing Closet will prepare Armstrong students to start their careers just in time for the close of the academic year. Donations are accepted until February 1, 2014. Drop off unwanted professional clothing in the alumni office in Burnett Hall on the Armstrong campus. Through Feb. 1, 2014. 912.344.2563. careers@ armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/ Maps/index.html. Through Feb. 1, 2014 Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. United Way of the Coastal Empire Campaign Kick-Off
The officially launch for United Way’s annual fundraising efforts in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties, to support over 100 programs led by human service organizations/ nonprofits in the four counties. Lunch is served. $15 per person or $240 for a table of 16. Wed., Sep. 4, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-651-7706. email@example.com. uwce.org.. savannahcivic.com. Wed., Sep. 4, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. 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. Wine for the Walk
Savannah Commons & Savannah Wine Cellar support the Alzheimer’s Association, with 6-7 different wines, appetizers by Bonefish Grill and desserts by Gigi’s Cupcakes. Please RSVP. $15 Thu., Sep. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-355WINE. savannahwinecellar.com. Thu., Sep. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m Savannah Wine Cellar, 5500 Abercorn St., Twelve Oask Shopping Center. auditions & Calls for Entries 3-D Artist Sought for Gallery
Seeking a 3-D artist to join this cooperative gallery. Artist must be a full-time 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. . email@example.com. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,.
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 & mixedmedia 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 30th. Thank you! N/A Through Sep. 30, 9 a.m. 912-790-8800. email@example.com. 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, oncamera 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. Through Sep. 6 Children, Youth, Young Adult, and Adult Auditions for AWOL, Inc. Fall Programs
Auditions for AWOL's Fall Youth Programs, including music and theater, are September 12 and 13, 6-9pm at the Cultural Affairs Department's S.P.A.C.E. Black Box Theater. Open to children ages 7-11 for theater program, and young people ages 12-22 interested in acting, singing, writing, dancing, rapping or music recording. Adult actors are also welcomed. Through Sep. 13. 912-303-4987. awolinc.org. savannahga.gov/arts. Through Sep. 13 S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. City of Savannah Art Competition for College & University Students
The City of Savannah seeks original student artwork depicting the beauty of Savannah's City Hall building, to display in a permanent exhibit in City Hall's third floor rotunda. College students attending one of Chatham County's colleges, universities or technical schools are eligible. Submission Deadline: November 22, 2013, 5 p.m. All artwork must be 11x17, horizontal or vertical orientation and unframed, with a protective sleeve or plastic sheet cover. Students may work in any media, but the final work must
City of Savannah Art Competition for High School Students
Seeking art depicting City Squares and Parks. The City of Savannah seeks original student artwork depicting the beauty of historic Savannah squares and parks to display in a permanent exhibit in City Hall's third floor rotunda. Chatham County students 9th through 12th grade are eligible. Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014, 5 p.m. All artwork must be 11x17, horizontal or vertical orientation and unframed, with a protective sleeve or plastic sheet cover. Students may work in any media, but the final work must be two-dimensional and easily scanned and digitized. Each student can submit up to two pieces for consideration. An information sheet should be completed for each submission. Download the information sheet at savannahga. gov/artcontest. Submissions will be digitized and posted online and the winners will be chosen by an online vote of Savannah’s citizens. Prizes for the winning students include art supplies, gift cards and special recognition at an exhibit opening and awards reception at City Hall. Deliver submissions to: City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives, City Hall, Room 103, 2 E. Bay Street Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Through Jan. 31, 2014. 912-6516411. Lspracher@savannahga.gov. savannahga.gov/artcontest. Through Jan. 31, 2014 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. . savannahga.gov/engagesgtv.
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. . 912-651-6417. cnorthcutt@ savannahga.gov. savannahga.gov\arts). Homeschool Music Classes
Music classes for homeschool students ages 8 - 18, and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. . CoastalEmpireMusic.com. 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
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, email@example.com. Deadline is Sept. 30. Through Sep. 30. telfair.org. Through Sep. 30 Wilmington Island Farmers Market Seeks Vendors
The Wilmington Island Farmers' Market, scheduled to open in Fall 2013, seeks applications from potential vendors. Vendor application, market rules and regulations are available on the website. . wifarmersmarket.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. . 912-656-6383. email@example.com. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. happenstancebellydance.wordpress. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Beginning Project Management
An overview of the nine principles for managing successful projects: scope, integration, communication, time, cost, procurement, risk management, quality control, and human resources. This 12hour course and the 24-hour advanced course, offered in October, complete coursework requirements for the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional certification application. Course dates: Friday, Sept. 13,9am-3:30pm; Tuesday, Sept. 24 & Thursday, Sept. 26, 6-9pm. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern Univ's Office of Continuing Education. $650. Through Sep. 13. 912-644-5967. email@example.com.. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Through Sep. 13 Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Champions Training Center
Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction
Savannah Classical Guitar Studio offers lessons for all levels. Dr. Brian Luckett, Ph.D. in music. Starland District. Guitar technique, music theory, and musicianship. Folk/rock based lessons available. No electric instruments. $25/half hour. $45/hour. firstname.lastname@example.org. Clay Classes
Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-3514578. sav..email@example.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. Egg Candling Class
Urban chicken farmers (well, ANY chicken farmers) can learn whether their hens are laying good eggs and prepare for the written test as a certified egg handler, required for people who sell eggs to the public. Free. Registration required. Tue., Sep. 10, 10 a.m. 912-652-7981. firstname.lastname@example.org. coastalgeorgiabg.org/. Tue., Sep. 10, 10 a.m Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. 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. . 912921-4646. Free Fitness Boot Camp
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm at Tribble Park, Largo & Windsor Rd. Children welcome. Free 912-921-0667. Free Grocery Savings Class for National Coupon Month
Local savings expert Melissa King will host a free Grocery Savings class to teach Savannah families how to drastically slash their grocery bill. Melissa, a Savings.com DealPro and founder of popular website This Mommy Saves Money, saves more than 70% on groceries each week Learn: • Strategic Grocery Shopping. Learn how to avoid common marketing traps at the grocery store, and shop smarter. • Realistic Couponing. See exactly how coupons work, how you can use them to save at least 50% on your groceries, understand your stores' policies, and keep all those coupons organized. FREE Wed., Sep. 4, 10 & 11:30 a.m. email@example.com. wesleyctrs-savh.org/. Wed., Sep. 4, 10 & 11:30 a.m Wesley Community Center, 1601 Drayton St. 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
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be two-dimensional and easily scanned and digitized. Each student can submit up to two pieces for consideration. An information sheet should be completed for each submission. Download the information sheet at savannahga. gov/artcontest. Submissions will be digitized and posted online and the winners will be chosen by an online vote of Savannah’s citizens. Prizes for the winning students include art supplies, gift cards and special recognition at an exhibit opening and awards reception at City Hall. Deliver submissions to: City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives, City Hall, Room 103, 2 E. Bay Street Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Through Nov. 22. 912-651-6411. Lspracher@savannahga.gov.. savannahga.gov/artcontest. Through Nov. 22
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available. First lesson half price. . 401255-6921. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. . 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha. com. savannahpha.com/NRC.html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St.
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Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons
Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. . 912-232-5987.
Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center
Knitting & Crochet Classes
Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. . 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. 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. . 912-541-1337. sentientbean.com. 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. email@example.com.. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Through Sep. 11 Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Music Instruction
Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering instruction by professional musicians. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums and guitar. All ages welcome. . 912358-0054. georgiamusicwarehouse. com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. 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. . 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. portmansmusic. com. Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments
Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar,
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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. . 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. 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. . pmasoninsavannah@ gmail.com. The Path to Home Ownership: Two-Part Workshop
Six principles to help turn a dream of home ownership into reality. Setting goals, evaluating credit reports, developing a budget, saving habits, exploring options and shopping for a home will be discussed. Two part course, 9/10 and 9/12, 5-8pm. Sponsored by University of Georgia Cooperative ExtensionChatham County. Free to attend. Please pre-register by phone or email. Tue., Sep. 10, 5-8 p.m. 912-652-7981. email@example.com. Tue., Sep. 10, 5-8 p.m Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. 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. . 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Through Sep. 11 Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Quilting Classes
: 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 . 912 925 0055. email@example.com. colonialquilts.us. 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.
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. . 786-2479923. anitraoperadiva.com.
Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. . 912-713-2718.
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. . conquistador-spanish.com.
Russian Language 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. . 912-290-0072. savsew.com. 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. . 912-644-5967. firstname.lastname@example.org. ceps. georgiasouthern.edu/conted/cesavannahmenu.html.. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. 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. email@example.com. Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 West State Street, 3rd and 4th flrs.,. Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva
StarGuard Life Guard Course
Three day course offering instruction for lifeguard certification. Physical skill requirements include: swim 200 yards, one-minute water tread with no hands, and being able to dive and retrieve a ten pound brick from 9’ of water. CPR and First Aid included. Course Dates: September 13-15 OR September 20-22 Friday 5 – 8 PM; Saturday 9 – 5PM; Sunday 9 – 5PM. Register in person at the Aquatic Center. $150 includes course materials. No refunds. Through Sep. 25. 912-652-6793. aquatic. chathamcounty.org. Through Sep. 25 Chatham County Aquatic Center, 7240 Sallie Mood Dr. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Vocal Lessons
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 . 912-656-0760. TheVoiceCoOp.org. 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. . 912-704-7650. douladeliveries.com. Clubs & Organizations
Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes
Classses for multiple ages in perfor-
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. . 912-925-0903. theballetschoolsav.com. 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. . email@example.com. avegost.com.
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. . savannahcblv.org. Savannah Center for the Blind and Low Vision, 214 Drayton St. Buccaneer Region SCCA
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. . buccaneerregion.org. 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. . 912-3086768. 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. . chathamsailing.org. 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. . 912-233-1240. Energy Healers
Meets every Monday at 6pm. Mediation and healing with energy. Discuss aro-
matherapy, chakra systems and more. Call for info. . 912-695-2305. meetup. com/SavannahEnergyHealers.
Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah
Interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American Revolution? Join like-minded people including artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. Email Kathleen Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. first Thursday of every month, 6 p.m. exploretherevolution@ gmail.com. galleryespresso.com/. first Thursday of every month, 6 p.m Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. 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. . email@example.com. Geechee Sailing Club
Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education, and fellowship.Member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. geecheesailingclub.org. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m Tubby's Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. 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. . 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah.org.
savinkslingers. . 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. . 912-898-4344. kymmccarty@hotmail. com. mops.org. Islands MOPS
A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at First Baptist Church of the Islands, two Wednesdays a month, 9:15am-11:30am. . sites.google.com/ site/islandsmops. fbcislands.com/. 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. . 912-308-6768. Knittinâ€™ 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. . 912-313-2230.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary
Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. . 912-786-4508. 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. . 912-233-6014. Flannery Oâ€™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. . firstname.lastname@example.org. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future
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. . 912-660-8257.
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 . 912-344-5127. New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St.
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
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. . 912-308-2094. kasak@ comcast.net. roguephoenix.org.
Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA
Ink Slingers Writing Group
Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club
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. . 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. Savannah Brewers' League
Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. . 912-4470943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. 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. . 912308-3208. email@example.com. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group
Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. . firstname.lastname@example.org. panerabread.com/. 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. . 912-748-7020. 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. . 912-429-6918. email@example.com. Savannah Go Green
Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. . 912-308-6768. 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. . 912-353-7700. savannahjaycees.com. 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. . 912-238-3170. savannahkennelclub. org. logansroadhouse.com/. Logan's Roadhouse, 11301 Abercorn St. Savannah Newcomers Club
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mance 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. . abeniculturalarts@ gmail.com.
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nah and make new friends. . savannahnewcomersclub.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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. . email@example.com. savannahphc.com. 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. . 912-6550994. savannahsacredharp.com. Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Savannah SCA
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 , 11 a.m. savannahsca.org. , 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. savannahstorygames.com. Fridays-Sundays Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club
Meets Thursdays from 7:30am-8:30am at the Mulberry Inn. . savannahsunriserotary.org. 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. . 912-4846710. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Writers Group
A gathering of writers of all levels for networking, hearing published guest speaker authors, and writing critique in a friendly, supportive environment. Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 PM at the Atlanta Bread Company in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center. Free and open to the public. second Tuesday of every
| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com month, 7 p.m. 912-572-6251. savannahwritersgroup.blogspot.com/group. atlantabread.com. second Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m Atlanta Bread Company, 5500 Abercorn St. 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. . 912-5726251. savannahwritersgroup.blogspot. com/group.
Open to students of all ages, beginners welcome, chess sets provided. Sat., Sep. 7, 11 a.m. 2023415535. telfair.org/ jepson/. Sat., Sep. 7, 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. . seersuckerlive.com. Tertulia en espa単ol 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. . foxyloxycafe.com/. 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. . 912-5987387. savannahaux.com. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671
Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell for info. . 912-927-3356. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation
Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, WoodvilleTompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. . 912-232-3549. email@example.com. 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. . 912-234-8745. Adult Intermediate Ballet
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. . 912-921-2190. 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. . 912-9257416. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. . 912-414-1091. email@example.com. cybelle3.com. Beginning Pole Fitness
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. . 912-596-0889. edgebellydance. com. 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 . 912-596-0889. email@example.com. edgebellydance.com. 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 , 5:30 p.m. (912) 704-2940. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. , 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. . 912-748-0731. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. . 912-748-0731. Irish Dance Classes
Glor na Dare offers beginner to cham-
pion 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. . 912704-2052. email@example.com. Line Dancing
Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. . doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty
Dance classes--hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/ all levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. . 912-272-8329. Modern Dance Class
Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. . 912-354-5586. 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. . 912-398-4776. fitnessbodybalance. com. 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. . salsasavannah.com. Savannah Dance Club
Shag, swing, cha-cha and line dancing. Everyone invited. Call for location, days and times. . 912-398-8784. Savannah Shag Club
Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. . doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing
. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Zumba with Anne
Ditch the workout & join the party. All levels welcome. Wednesdays, 7:00 PM 8:00PM Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 East Montgomery Crossroads. $5 class - discount cards available Bring a friend & it's free for you. . 912-5961952. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads.
AWOL, Inc's Open House
Parents, teachers, teens (12-18) and youth (19-22) service workers can learn about AWOL programs, how to volunteer or sponsor a child in AWOL. (Located off Mall Blvd., behind Star Castle). Free and open to the public. Fri., Sep. 6, 5-8 p.m. awolinc.org. Fri., Sep. 6, 5-8 p.m All Walks of Life (AWOL), 6 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. Farm a la Carte: A Mobile Farmer's Market
At various spots around town, including Green Truck on Wednesdays, 2:30pm6:30pm. Bethesda Farmers' Market on Thursdays, 3:00-5:30pm. Forsyth Park Farmers' Market on Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Sustainable meats, organic produce, local dairy. . revivalfoods.com. greentruckpub.com. Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St. Farmers' Market and Fleatique
Local vendors of regionally grown produce, antiques, flea market finds on Wilmington Island. Outdoor market or indoor booths. Free to attend. Booths for rent. Cents and Sensibility, 6703 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Saturdays, 9am1pm. Call for info. . 912-659-2900. First Friday Art March
March your way down to Starland District and the Desotorow Gallery to explore an Art Bazaar, live music, and unique gallery exhibits. Free first Friday of every month, 6 p.m. artmarchsavannah.com. first Friday of every month, 6 p.m Desotorow Gallery, 2427 Desoto Ave. Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts
Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. No reservations needed for 10:30am, 1:30pm and 2pm. Other times by appointment. Call for info. . 912-5255023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Karaoke
KARAOKE Every Sunday 10pm-1am & every Wednesday from 9pm-12am, Come join the fun. Sundays, 10 p.m. and Wednesdays, 9 p.m. 912-341-7427. tondees.com/. Sundays, 10 p.m. and Wednesdays, 9 p.m Tondee's Tavern, 7 East Bay Street. Meet and Greet with Georgia Tech's Techy Guru Mike Hirsch
The director of Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)drops in on ThincSavannah to talk techy geeky connectivity, and other stuff for startups. Tue., Sep. 10, 6-8 p.m. thincsavannah.com. Tue., Sep. 10, 6-8 p.m Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. Muslim Journeys: The Many Faces of Islam
SSU professor Mohamed H. Mukhtar discusses the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Islam in the first event of “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys," a lecture series/ book discussion series on Islamic faith
and culture. Sponsored by Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. Held in Armstrong’s University Hall, Room 156. Free and open to the public. Wed., Sep. 4, 12:30 p.m. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong. edu/Maps/index.html. Wed., Sep. 4, 12:30 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St.
The original Midnight Tour
One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 . 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld. com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ Pantry
A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 . ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Savannah Storytellers
Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912-349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Wednesdays, 6 p.m Tubby's Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Savannah's Fashion Night
See and be seen as Savannah's "Premiere Art Life & Style District" hosts fashion events at twenty-five participating retailers along Broughton Street. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. Thu., Sep. 5, 6:30-11 p.m. savannahsfashionnight.com. Thu., Sep. 5, 6:30-11 p.m Broughton Street, Broughton Street. Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice
Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. . savannahsca.org. Surfers for Autism
An all day surfing event for people with autism, plus a community festival with music, catered cuisine, gaming tents and much more. Free and open to the public. Sat., Sep. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. surfersforautism.org. parks.chathamcounty.org/Parks/BoatRampsandFishingPiers/TybeeIslandFishingPierandPavilion.aspx. Sat., Sep. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St. Tybee Island Light Station (Lighthouse) Sunset Tour
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. $25 Fri., Sep. 6. 912-786-5801. tybeelighthouse. org/. Fri., Sep. 6 Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave.
Film & Video
Apply for Actor's Night Out
Now accepting submissions of headshots, reels and resumes from actors/ ensembles/comedians to perform a monologue, scene or piece for November 2nd Actor's Night Out events in Savannah, and for future events. Auditions held by appointment. Through Oct. 31. 912-695-0682. firstname.lastname@example.org. actorsnightout.org. Through Oct. 31
Death Weekend, aka The House by the Lake (1976, USA)
Psychotronic Film Society presents a 70th Birthday Tribute to cult actor Don Stroud. A grisly classic that earned the Grand Prize at the International Terror Film Festival. Also starring Brenda Vaccaro. Mature audiences only. $6 Wed., Sep. 4, 8 p.m. SentientBean.com. sentientbean.com. Wed., Sep. 4, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Film: The Hunt (Denmark, 2012)
A disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man's life. Winner of three Cannes Festival awards. 106 minutes. Danish with English subtitles. $8 Sat., Sep. 7, 5 & 8 p.m. musesavannah.org. musesavannah. org/. Sat., Sep. 7, 5 & 8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Muslim Journeys: Film: Persepolis
The "wise, funny, and heartbreaking" film adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s bestselling graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In Solms Hall, Room 108. Discussion follows, led by Yassaman Saadatmand, Armstrong Economics Department Head. Part of Armstrong's Muslim Journeys: The Many Faces of Islam. Fri., Sep. 6, 6 p.m. armstrong. edu. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/index. html. Fri., Sep. 6, 6 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. "Speak" Movie Night and Popcorn
A critically acclaimed documentary that follows six people who learn public speaking and overcoming fear and adversity through participating in Toastmasters International's world finals. Please RSVP. Hosted by Small Business Chamber Toastmasters. $2 donation Fri., Sep. 6, 6:30 p.m. wendy. email@example.com. Fri., Sep. 6, 6:30 p.m St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. Fitness
AHA in the AM
Mondays and Fridays, 7:30am-9:00am. Open to free form yoga/movement with guided meditation. A great way to start and end the work week. Email or see website for info. Fee: donations. . firstname.lastname@example.org. trickydame. com. 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. . 912-598-9860. savannahalanon.com. 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. . 912-350-3438. memorialhealth. com. memorialhealth.com/. 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 8pm-9pm. . beastmodefitnessga.com. 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. . bohemianbeats.com. Blue Water Yoga
Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. . email@example.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. 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
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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. . 912-355-8811. savj.org. savannahjea. org. 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. . savannahcommons.com. 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. . 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. 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. . 912-441-4891. customfitcenter.com. 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. . 912-429-9241. Mommy and Baby Yoga
Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. . 912-232-2994. savannahyoga. com. savannahyoga.com/. 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. . 912-238-0018. savannahpilates.com. pilatessavannah. com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga
series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $100. Call or email for info. . 912-7047650. firstname.lastname@example.org. savannahyoga.com/. 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 . qigongtim.
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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 severely wounded veterans in Georgia. Register online or at Fleet Feet Sports, 3405 Waters Avenue. Through Sep. 14. t2trun.org/savannah. Through Sep. 14 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 . 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. . 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. . savannahclimbingcoop.com. 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. . email@example.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. 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. . savystrider.com. Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park
Tuesdays, 9am-10am. $10. North End of Forsyth Park. Email for info. . firstname.lastname@example.org. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.
Team In Training Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon Preview Party
Get a taste of the Big Easy! Stop in anytime from 5 until 7:00 pm to learn more about completing an event to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through Team In Training. Our Winter season will offer options from a 5K to a full marathon. Events include: Critz Tybee Run Fest events, Disney Weekend events and the Rock n Roll New Orleans event. Training begins
September 7th. Register now online at: http://www.teamintraining.org/ga/ Or stop in to learn more. Wed., Sep. 4, 5 p.m. 912-484-2582. jennie.brewster@ lls.org. fleetfeetsavannah.com. Wed., Sep. 4, 5 p.m Fleet Feet Sports, 3405 Waters Ave. 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 . 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. 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. . 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Yoga on the Beach
Wednesdays and Fridays at Tybees's North End. 7am-8am, weather permitting. Come to North Beach Parking Area, Gulick Street walkover. Multi-level class. Hatha 1 and 2. Instructor Ann Carroll. Bring yoga mat or beach towel. Call or email for info. Fee: donations. . 912-704-7650. email@example.com. North Beach, Tybee Island. Zumba and Zumba/Toning with Mai
Mondays: 8:30am and 7pm. Lake Mayer Community Center. $5. 5:30pm Frank Murray Community Center, Whitmarsh Island. $3. Tuesdays: 10am Curves @ Savannah Mall. $5/class for non-members. 5:30pm St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class/non-members. Wednesdays: 9:30am, Frank Murray Community Center, Whitemarsh Island, $3. Thursdays: 10am, Curves at Savannah Mall, $5. Bring water, proper shoes and attire. Contact Mai @ 912604-9890. . 912-604-9890. 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. . 912-349-4902. Food Events
11th Annual Savannah International Food and Wine Tasting
A taste of food from 14+ of Savannah's finest restaurants, paired with over 50 wines from around the world. Silent auction proceeds benefit Savannah's Meals on Wheels program. $30 in advance/$35 at the door Sep. 7, 3 p.m. 912-236-8256. firstname.lastname@example.org. Sep. 7, 3 p.m St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson Street. Savannah International Food and Wine Tasting
Taste signature dishes from Savannah area restaurants complemented by over 50 wines from around the world. Restaurants include: 45 Bistro, Basil's Café, Crystal Beer Parlor, Edible Arrangements, Leoci's Trattoria, Medi-
terranean Tavern, Papa's Barbecue and Seafood, River House Seafood, Taste of India, Toucan Café and Vic's on the River. Great silent auction too. All proceeds benefit Savannah Meals on Wheels and the many charities of the Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society. $30 advance; $35 at door Sep. 7, 3 p.m. 912236-8256. email@example.com. Sep. 7, 3 p.m Savannah Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson Street. 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. . 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork.org. 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. . Georgia Equality Savannah
Local chapter of Georgia's largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-5476263. . 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. . 912-288-7863. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. . 912-657-1966. email@example.com. standoutyouth.org. 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. . 912-3522611. Health
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. . 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. 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. . 912-344-3333. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/ Maps/index.html. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Bariatric Surgery Information Session
Information on bariatric surgery and
Dr. Oz and Lisa Oz
Gulfstream's Live Well, Be Well series continues with the Emmy-winning TV doctor and mind/body/spirit wellness guru, and his entrepreneur/producer wife. Dr. Terry Lyles, “The Stress Doctor,” at 1:30 p.m. $10 (for Oz lecture, Lyles lecture, and health fair) savannahboxoffice.com. savtcc.com. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Free Hearing and Speech Screening
Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. . 912-355-4601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. 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. . 912-6445217. 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. . 912-443-9409. 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. . 912-704-7650. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. . 912927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. 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. . 912-897-9544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html.
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. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph's Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) . 912-447-6605.
Planned Parenthood Hotline
First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. . 800264-7154. 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-ofhospital cardiac arrests. Call for info. . 912-651-6410. Kid's Happenings
Irish Dancers of Savannah
Savannah's first organized Irish dance school welcomes dancers, ages 4 and up. Learn Irish Step and Ceili (Irish square) Dancing at a relaxed pace. Convenient mid-town location. Whether just for fun, or for competition, IDS is for everyone. Adult classes available. Call or email for info. . 912-897-5984. email@example.com. Mommy & Me Yoga
Bring your baby (6 weeks-3 years) to this fun class that is beneficial for both of you! Meet other moms, exercise, relax and learn ways to release stress. No experience in yoga is needed. Sign up preferred, but not necessary. $10 Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. 912-656-9663. awakeningyogastudio.com. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m Awakening Yoga Studio, 2453A US Highway 17. Savannah Children's Museum School Year Hours
SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum. org . Savannah Children's Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center
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1 Like many superheroes 2 “Gone With the Wind” surname 3 Piano control that makes strange noises? 4 T-shirt size choices, for short 5 First name in a Poe poem 6 Cartoon mouse who “Goes West” 7 “Are you ___ out?” 8 “The Canterbury Tales” author 9 Cocks and bulls 10 Gravy Train competitor 11 Killed the dragon 12 Depeche ___ 15 Fluidless, as a barometer 19 Acquires 21 Hard to outwit 24 Rant 28 Commodores hit 29 High place where all the nitpickers go? 30 Cheers for toreadors 31 Zihuatanejo aunt 32 “About the Author” pieces 33 “___ Kommissar” (1980s hit) 34 Move in a curve 35 Bugs 38 Insisted on using, like a favorite brand 39 Like forks 40 Calif. paper 41 Country on the Gulf of Oman 43 Place in a group 46 Removed from the closet? 47 “Pressing” things 48 Has rightful title to 49 “The Square Egg” writer 50 God of love 52 Piano teacher on “Family Guy” 55 Quart divs. 56 West Coast airport, for short
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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. . 912-350-3438. bariatrics. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.
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Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-3951500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. Tuesdays Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.
“If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. . 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave.
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13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing)
Concert: Corey Smith
Georgia-born country/rock/blues singer and guitarist in concert. savannahga.gov/index.aspx?NID=604. savannahcivic.com. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Concert: Mighty Clouds of Joy
Traditional gospel quintet brings their soulful, Grammy-winning message to the SAV. $25-$35 savannahcivic.com. savannahcivic.com. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. First Friday for Folk Music
Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. $5 donation. 912-898-1876. savannahfolk. org. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Gospel Concert: Mighty Clouds of Joy
Also appearing--Keith Wonder Boy Johnson. $25-$35 savannahga.gov/ index.aspx?NID=604. savannahcivic. com. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Live Music with Craig Tanner
Live music every Wednesday with Craig Tanner and rotating guests such as Eric Britt, Eric Dunn and Mr. Williams. FREE Bonna Bella Waterfront Grille, 2740 Livingston Avenue. Piano Lessons
Give the gift of music. Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. Adults & children welcome. All levels. Call Renee Miles, 912-312-3977. GA Music Warehouse. . georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Nature and Environment 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. . thedolphinproject.org. GreenDrinks Savannah
A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. September gathering at Zunzi's 2. Free to attend. Cash bar. second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m
Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority
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Tongue: Open Mouth & Music Show
Step up to the mic with 4 minutes of original material. Sign up begins at 7:30. Free and open to the public Tue., Sep. 10, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. sentientbean.com. Tue., Sep. 10, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Religious & Spiritual Art of Peaceful Living
How is it possible to apply the ancient art of Buddhist meditation to today’s hectic and busy modern world? Join us to learn how to solve your problems and develop a peaceful mind by applying Buddha’s classic advice to daily life. Everyone is welcome to attend, no previous experience necessary. Drop in for any class. $10 or $5 seniors/students (912) 358-0228. meditationinsouthcarolina.og. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd.
Pets & Animals
All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. "The king's heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord." (Prov. 21:1) . 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@ aol.com. capitolcom.org/georgia.
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. . 912-898-3980. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. . 912-2368115. wilderness-southeast.org. Low Cost Pet Clinic
TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. . tailsspin.com. tailsspin.com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. St. Almo's
Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. . 912-2343336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St. Readings & Signings
Author Appearance: J. A. Jahannes
Author, poet and historian speaks on his new children's book "W. W." based on the life of W. W. Law, Savannah's late civil rights leader and historic preservationist. Book signing follows. Free to attend. Books available for purchase. 912-234-8000. kingtisdell@bellsouth. net. kingtisdell.org. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.
Band of Sisters Prayer Group
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. . firstname.lastname@example.org. diosav.org/ familylife-singles. 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. . vineyardsavannah.org. A New Church in the City, For the City
Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page "Savannah Church Plant." . Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. Read the Bible in One Year
A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. . 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Meets last Sunday of the month, 4pm. Call for info. . 912-447-6605. sjchs.org/ body.cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St.
Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. . 912-308-8286. email@example.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.
A book discussion group that meets the 4th Tuesday, 1pm. Bring a book you've read this month and tell all about it. Treats to share are always welcomed. Tea is provided. Call for info. . 912-2325488. liveoakpl.org/. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 East Bay St.
During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet
Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club
Tea Time at Ola's (Book Club)
Savannah Reiki Share
Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free , 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. , 7 p.m Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Savannah Zen Center
Buddhist study classes, yoga workshops, retreats, Reiki sessions, attunements, meditation, classes, events. See website for location and schedule, or see Facebook page. . savannahzencenter.com. Service of Compline
A chanted service by candlelight held every Sunday night at 9pm. "Say goodnight to God." Presented by Christ Church Anglican. . Independent Presbyterian Church, Bull Street and Oglethorpe Ave. South Valley Baptist Church
Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA "Saving a nation one soul at a time." . Tapestry Church
A church for all people! We don't care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Theology on Tap
Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. . distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah
Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. . 912-234-0980. firstname.lastname@example.org. uusavannah.org. uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Unity Church of Savannah
Sunday Celebration services 9:15am and 11am. Children's Church and childcare 11am. Thursday noon prayer service. See website or call for info on classes, workshops, and more. . 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Sports & Games
15thAnnual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races
Races are the Little Tybee Challenge (8 miles circumnavigating part of Little Tybee Island) and the River Race (6 ½ miles on the Back River). Or, two mile casual paddler in the River Race, or the Race Across the River. Stand Up
Adult Coed Flag Football League
8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. . 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. Adult Coed Ultimate Frisbee League
Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Thurs. nights/Sun. morning matches. in Daffin and Forsyth Parks. $350/team. Ages 18+. Call or see website for info. . 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. Baseball: Savannah Sand Gnats in the Playoffs!
It's root-root-root for the home team! First-half-of-the-season champs Sand Gnats play the second-half champs, Augusta Green Jackets, in the second of a two-out-of-three game series to determine who takes home the 2013 championship title. $8 Gen. Adm. sandgnats.com. sandgnats.com. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Baseball: Savannah Sand Gnats in the Playoffs! (If needed)
If needed, our Sand Gnats (the champs of the first half of the season) in the third game of a best-of-three playoff series against the Augusta Green Jackets (the champs of the second half of the season.) Go Gnats! $8 sandgnats. com. sandgnats.com. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes
Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. . savannahderby. com. Grief 101 Support Group
Seven-week morning or eventing adult support grooup offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. . 912-303-9442. Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Savannah Bike Polo
Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. . facebook.com/savannahbikepolo. USMNT (Soccer) American Outlaws Chapter
USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. . 912-398-4014. bdburgers.net. B & D Burgers (Congress St.), 912-238-8315.
Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave.
Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. . 912-303-9442. Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H.
The "From Survival to Recovery" Adult Children of Alcoholics/Al-Anon Group is a fellowship and support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Meets Thursdays, 5:45pm at the 24-Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Dr. Call for info. . 912-5989860. 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. . 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. Alzheimer's Caregiver and Family Support Group
For individuals caring for Alzheimer's and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. . 912236-0363 x143. Amputee Support Group
Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. . 912-355-7778. Back Pain Support Group
Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Dennyâ€™s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 .
Children's Grief Support Group
Citizens With Retarded Citizens
For families with children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly. Call for info. . 912-355-7633. Citizens With Retarded Citizens, 1211 Eisenhower Drive. Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Assoc.
Meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the lives of polio survivors. Call or see website for info. Free and open to the public. . 912-927-8332. coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. Couples with Fertility Challenges
Saturdays, 6:45pm at Savannah Christian Church. For couples dealing with primary or secondary infertility, whether for one or many years. Call or email for info. . 912-596-0852. email@example.com. Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Debtors Anonymous
For people with debting problems.
Meets Sundays, 5pm-6pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. . 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Eating Disorders Anonymous
Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. . firstname.lastname@example.org. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Essential Tremor Support Group
For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm4:30pm. Call for info. . 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Fibromyalgia Support Group
Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. . 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. Gambling Problem 12 Step Program
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Brain Injury Support Group
For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. . memorialhealth. com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Breast Cancer Survivors Group
Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. . 912-844-4524. fpc. presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group
For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. . 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C.
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March 21-April 19 “No regrets? Really?” asks author Richard Power. “I have regrets. They are sacred to me. They inform my character. They bear witness to my evolution. Glimpses of lost love and treasure are held inside of them; like small beautiful creatures suspended in amber.” I think you can see where this horoscope is going, Aries. I’m going to suggest you do what Powers advises: “Do not avoid your regrets. Embrace them. Listen to their stories. Hold them to your heart when you want to remember the price you paid to become who you truly are.” (Find more by Richard Power here: tinyurl.com/ RichardPower.)
April 20-May 20 Urbandictionary.com says that the newly coined word “orgasnom” is what you call the ecstatic feelings you have as you eat especially delectable food. It’s derived, of course, from the word “orgasm.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, you are in an excellent position to have a number of orgasmic-like breakthroughs in the coming week. Orgasnoms are certainly among them, but also orgasaurals, orgasights, and orgasversations -- in other words, deep thrills resulting from blissful sounds, rapturous visions, and exciting conversations. I won’t be surprised if you also experience several other kinds of beautiful delirium.
May 21-June 20 If you were about to run in a long-distance race, you wouldn’t eat a dozen doughnuts. Right? If you were planning to leave your native land and spend a year living in Ethiopia, you wouldn’t immerse yourself in learning how to speak Chinese in the month before you departed. Right? In that spirit, I hope you’ll be smart about the preparations you make in the coming weeks. This will be a time to prime yourself for the adventures in self-expression that will bloom in late September and the month of October. What is it you want to create at that time? What would you like to show the world about yourself?
June 21-July 22 The Constitution of the United
States is the supreme law of the land. It’s the foundation of the most politically powerful nation on the planet. And yet when it originally went into effect in 1789, it was only 4,543 words long -about three times the length of this horoscope column. The Bill of Rights, enacted in 1791, added a mere 462 words. By contrast, India’s Constitution is 117,000 words, more than 20 times longer. If you create a new master plan for yourself in the coming months, Cancerian -- as I hope you will -- a compact version like America’s will be exactly right. You need diamond-like lucidity, not sprawling guesswork.
July 23-Aug. 22 There are two scientific terms for tickling. “Knismesis” refers to a soft, feathery touch that may be mildly pleasurable. It can be used to display adoring tenderness. The heavier, deeper kind of tickling is called “gargalesis.” If playfully applied to sensitive parts of the anatomy, it can provoke fun and laughter. Given the current planetary alignments, Leo, I conclude that both of these will be rich metaphors for you in the coming days. I suggest that you be extra alert for opportunities to symbolically tickle and be tickled. (P.S. Here’s a useful allegory: If you do the knismesis thing beneath the snout of a great white shark, you can hypnotize it.)
Aug. 23-Sept. 22 In his “Song of the Open Road,” Walt Whitman wrote some lyrics that I hope will provide you with just the right spark. Even if you’re not embarking on a literal journey along a big wide highway, my guess is that you are at least going to do the metaphorical equivalent. “Henceforth I ask not good fortune -- I myself am good fortune,” said Uncle Walt. “Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing. Strong and content, I travel the open road.”
Sept. 23-Oct. 22 Mystical poet St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) was one of Spain’s greatest writers. But not all of his work came easily. When he was 35, a rival religious group imprisoned him for his mildly heretical ideas. He spent the next nine months in a ten-foot by six-foot jail
cell, where he was starved, beaten, and tortured. It was there that he composed his most renowned poem, “Spiritual Canticle.” Does that provide you with any inspiration, Libra? I’ll make a wild guess and speculate that maybe you’re in a tough situation yourself right now. It’s not even one percent as tough as St. John’s, though. If he could squeeze some brilliance out of his predicament, you can, too.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21 The American naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921) traveled widely and wrote 23 books. “I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,” he testified, “all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.” Let’s make that longing for abundance serve as your rallying cry during the next two weeks, Scorpio. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you have a cosmic mandate to push to the limits -- and sometimes beyond -- as you satisfy your quest to be, see, and do everything you love to be, see, and do.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Punk icon Henry Rollins did an interview with Marilyn Manson, rock and roll’s master of the grotesque. It’s on Youtube. The comments section beneath the video are rife with spite and bile directed toward Manson, driving one fan to defend her hero. “I love Marilyn Manson so much that I could puke rainbows,” she testified. I think you will need to tap into that kind of love in the coming days, Sagittarius: fierce, intense, and devotional, and yet also playful, funny, and exhilarating. You don’t necessarily have to *puke* rainbows, however. Maybe you could merely spit them.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19 If you want to know a secret, I talk less crazy to you Capricorns than I do to the other signs. I tone down my wild-eyed, goddess-drunk shape-shifting a bit. I rarely exhort you to don an animal costume and dance with the fairy folk in the woods, and I think the last time I suggested that you fall in love with an alien, angel, or deity was . . . never. So what’s my problem? Don’t you feel taboo urges and illicit impulses now and then? Isn’t
it true that like everyone else, you periodically need to slip away from your habitual grooves and tamper with the conventional wisdom? Of course you do. Which is why I hereby repeal my excessive caution. Get out there, Capricorn, and be as uninhibited as you dare.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18 Germany’s Ostwall Museum displayed a conceptual installation by the artist Martin Kippenberger. Valued at $1.1 million, it was called “When It Starts Dripping from the Ceiling.” Part of it was composed of a rubber tub that was painted to appear as if it had once held dirty rainwater. One night while the museum was closed, a new janitor came in to tidy up the premises. While performing her tasks, she scrubbed the rubber tub until it was “clean,” thereby damaging the art. Let this be a cautionary tale, Aquarius. It’s important for you to appreciate and learn from the messy stuff in your life -- even admire its artistry -- and not just assume it all needs to be scoured and disinfected.
Feb. 19-March 20 n her novel *White Oleander,* Janet Fitch suggests that beauty is something to be used, “like a hammer or a key.” That’s your assignment, Pisces. Find practical ways to make your beauty work for you. For example, invoke it to help you win friends and influence people. Put it into action to drum up new opportunities and hunt down provocative invitations. And don’t tell me you possess insufficient beauty to accomplish these things. I guarantee you that you have more than enough. To understand why I’m so sure, you may have to shed some ugly definitions of beauty you’ve unconsciously absorbed from our warped culture.
A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola's Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912-414-3827. . Grief Support Groups
Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. . 912-3039442. HospiceSavannah.org/GriefSupport. Heartbeats for Life
Free support and education group for those who have suffered from or want to prevent or reverse heart disease and/or diabetes. One Tuesday/month, 6pm. Call or email for date. All meetings at Southwest Chatham Library. . 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga. org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Klinefelter Syndrome/47-XXY Support Group
For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. . firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legacy Group: For individuals with advanced and recurrent cancer.
Group addresses the concerns of advanced and recurrent cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for a specific session and to learn about the group, please call Jennifer CurrinMcCulloch at 912-350-7845. . 912-3507845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave. Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group
For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call or see website for info. . 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Narcotics Anonymous
Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. . 912-238-5925. National Alliance of Mentally Ill
Weekly 90-minute support group for anyone with a mental health diagnosis. Also offer weekly family support group. Both meet Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm. Free and open to the public. . Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Overeaters Anonymous
Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Savannah meetings Mon 6:30pm, Wed 5:30pm, Fri 6:30 p.m. See website for locations and info, or call 912-358-7150. . oa.org/meetings. Parents of Children with IEP's (Individualized Education Plans)
For parents of children attending
7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912-629-1089. . Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H.
Backus Children's Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Case manager facilitates the meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info . 912-350-5616. memorialhealth.com/backus. memorialhealth.com/backus. Backus Children's Hospital, 4700 Waters Ave.
Support group for teens with a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. Meets at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for information. . 912819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave.
Parents of Ill Children
Parkinson's Support Group
First Thursdays, 5pm-6:30pm, Marsh Auditorium at Candler. Call for info. . 912-355-6347. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Pryme Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at St. Joseph’s Hospital,11705 Mercy Blvd., Meeting Room 1(on the 2nd Floor above ER entrance) at 6 p.m. An opportunity for people with MS and their families and friends to share information, develop coping strategies, receive support and become involved in community activities. . 912-819-2224. sjchs.org/. St. Joseph's Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. Rape Crisis Center
Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912-233-7273. . Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group
Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. . 912-858-2335. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Sisters Network (Breast Cancer in the African American Community)
Third Mondays, 6pm-7pm. At the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial. A national organization to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer on the African American community. Call for info. . 912-236-7405. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Spinal Injury Support Group
Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. . 912-350-8900. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-
Teens Nurturing Teens (Cancer Support)
Teens With No One to Turn To
Help for people ages 11-18, or concerned parents of teens. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see website. . 912-234-4048. parkplaceyes.org. Theatre
Improv Show at Armstrong
The AMT Masquers theatre troupe opens its fall black box theatre season with an all-improvisational show. Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. Free and open to the public. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/ Maps/index.html. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Odd Lot: Friday Night Funny
A Friday night edition of Savannah's favorite Monday night improv madness. Two shows--9pm and midnight. Double the fun! (Midnight show is R rated...wooohooo!) $10 for 9pm show. $15 for midnight show. $20 for both. oddlot.org. musesavannah.org/. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Volunteers
Bethesda Seeks Volunteer Docents for New History Museum/Visitors Center
Bethesda seeks volunteer docents for their new visitors center/museum. Volunteer docents needed during regular museum hours, Thurs.Sat. 10am-4pm. Docents will share Bethesda’s rich history and inspiring legacy with visitors from across the country and around the world. . 912351-2061. Elizabeth.email@example.com. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Docents and Volunteers Needed at Flannery O'Connor House
Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home seeks additional volunteers and volunteer docents to help on Fridays and Saturdays, 1p-4pm, and for possible extended hours. Duties: greet visitors, handle admissions, conduct merchandise sales and help with tours. Docent training and written narratives for reference during tours are provided. . 912-233-6014. haborrello@ aol.com. flanneryoconnorhome.org. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Dolphin Project Seeks Volunteers
Dolphin Project needs boat owners, photographers, and other volunteers to help with scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along
coastal Georgia. Must be age 18 or older. Call or see website for info. . 912-232-6572. thedolphinproject.org. Good Samaritan Health Clinic
St. Joseph's/Candler's Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The clinic serves people without insurance and those whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Call to volunteer. . 912-964-4326. Hospice Volunteers Needed in Chatham and other Coastal Counties
Island Hospice, THA Group's nonprofit hospice service, seeks volunteers for patient socialization and caregiver respite. Also seeking nonpatient contact volunteers who can contribute by providing services including, but not limited to, office work, crafting, sewing, light yard work, housekeeping, playing guitar for patients, and licensed hairdressers. Serving patients in Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, Liberty, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, and Screven Counties in Georgia, and Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Charleston, Colleton Counties in South Carolina. See website or email or call for info. . 888-842-4463. firstname.lastname@example.org. thagroup. org. Live Oak Public Libraries
Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Call or see website for info. . 912-652-3661. liveoakpl.org. Medical Professional Volunteers Needed
St. Joseph's/Candler's St. Mary's Health Center, a free clinic serving the uninsured, seeks physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab techs, and patient care techs. Non-clinical volunteers needed to to schedule appointments. Contact Stephanie Alston. . 912-443-9409. St. Joseph's/Candler--St. Mary's Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call or see website for info. . 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Crossword Answers Pre-School Volunteers Needed
Seeking early childhood education majors, retired elementary teachers and/or community residents to help 3 & 4 year olds with language development skills. Mon.-Fri., 9am-12noon. Call for info. . 912-447-0578. sjchs. org/1969.cfm. St. Mary's Community Center and Health Center, 812 W 36th St. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Share time and talents through the RSVP program of the Equal Opportunity Authority. Seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations. Call for information. . 912-2382960 x123.
Ronald McDonald House
Help in the "home away from home" for families of hospitalized children. Volunteers needed to provide home-cooked meals for families at the house. Volunteer internships available for college students. Call or see website for info. . 912-356-5520. rmhccoastalempire.org. rmhccoastalempire.org/. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Lessons and tours. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. email or call for info. . 912-484-3200. eastcoastpaddleboarding.com. Tutoring Volunteers Needed
Education majors, retired reading teachers or community residents sought to volunteer for a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students. Call for info. . 912-447-6605. sjchs.org/ body.cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Tutors Sought for Adult Learners (GED Prep and Literacy Needs)
The Adult Community & Education Program at Royce Learning Center seeks volunteer tutors to assist adult learners. Monday - Thursday, 5pm-7pm. Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-11am. Classes at Royce Learning Center and at Wesley Community Center. Free tutor training. Email or call for info. . 912-354-4047. email@example.com. Urban Hope
An after school program for inner city children seeking adult volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, and more. See website or email for info. . urbanhopesav@aol. com. urbanhopesavannah.org. Volunteer at the Forsyth Farmers' Market
The market occurs each Saturday morning at the South End of Forsyth Park, from February through December. To volunteer, see website for contact info. . forsythfarmersmarket. com. forsythfarmersmarket.com/. Forsyth Famers' Market, 501 Whitaker St., South End of Forysth Park. Volunteer for Meals on Wheels
There are seniors in our community who are hungry. You can make a difference by volunteering one hour a week to delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. We have routes throughout Savannah, so we can match you to an area that is convenient. Training included. Volunteers use their own vehicle. Gas stipend is optional. There are over 500 seniors on the waiting list to receive meals, and the number continues to grow. For more information, contact Lauren at Volunteer@seniorcitizens-inc.org or 912-236-0363 Mondays-Fridays, 10:45 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10:45 a.m Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St.
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IN THIS ISSUE: Savannah’s Fashion Night is getting ready to take over Broughton Street; A conversation with comedy great Sandra Bernhard;...