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Film: Edward Scissorhands (1990, USA)

What: An eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) lovingly assembles a synthetic youth named Edward (Johnny Depp), and gives him hands made of scissors. A Tim Burton masterpiece. When: 7 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $8 general admission, $5 student/ senior. Info: lucastheatre.com

Wednesday Film: Daughters of Darkness (1971, France)

What: A scary and sensual film about a beautiful Hungarian countess and her young female vampire lover searching for blood donors in an old hotel on the French seaside. Presented by Psychotronic Film Society. When: 8 p.m Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: sentientbean.com

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Thursday Art Lecture: "Allure of the Near East” Exhibit

What: Walter B. Denny a renowned scholar on the art of the Islamic world, will speak on works in the Touma Collection of Near Eastern Art, now on exhibit at the Jepson. When: 6 p.m Where: Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Cost: Museum admission. ($12) Free to Telfair members. Info: telfair.org

Drive-through Flu Vaccination Clinic

What: A convenient way to get a flu shot, sponsored by the Chatham County Health Department. Entrance to the flu clinic will be on Eisenhower Drive (the entrance to the "old" health department). The consent form can be downloaded ahead of time online. When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m Where: Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive (facing Sallie Mood Dr.). Info: gachd.org/chatham

Lecture: Marcia Fine

What: Award winning author Marcia Fine appears as part of the JEA Journeys Interactive Learning Series. She will lead "Family History Matters," an interactive discussion based on her novel Paper Children — An Immigrant's Legacy. The book was a finalist for USA Best Books Award and for the Top Ten Book of the Year. When: 7 p.m Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 dessert reception Info: 912-355-8111

THURSDAY Music: JJ Grey & Mofro

What: An all-ages show with opening act Dirty Guv’nahs. When: 8 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $25 Info: 912-525-5050. tickets.savannahboxoffice.com

Music: JJ Grey & Mofro

What: An all-ages show with opening act Dirty Guv'nahs. When: 8 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $25 Info: 912-525-5050. tickets.savannahboxoffice.com

Savannah Greek Festival

What: Homemade Greek foods, Greek

dancing, church tours, marketplace, a live band during this celebration of Greek culture and heritage. Opa! When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m Where: Savannah Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson Street. Cost: $2 Thurs. and Fri. after 4pm and all day Sat. Free all other times. Info: savannahgreekfest.com

Skidaway Island State Park Brews & Bites What: First of three nights celebrating

the link between our coastal environment and coastal cuisine. Benefiting the Friends of Skidaway Island State Park. Beer from Coastal Empire Beer Company and food by Thrive Cafe. When: 6-9 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $30 gen. adm. $25 friends of state parks. $5 parking fee. Info: gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Tybee Island Pirate Fest: Buccaneer Ball

What: Kick off the festival with costume contest, coronation of the festival king and queen, grub and grog. Ages 18 and over. When: 6-10 p.m Where: The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Rd. Cost: $30 advance, $35 door Info: tybeepiratefest.com/festival-info

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Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah Epidemic of 1820.

What: A living history program recreating the horror of Savannah's 1820 yellow fever epidemic that devastated the city. Historically creepy! When: 7:30 & 8:45 p.m. Where: Davenport House, 324 East State St. Cost: $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance children (ages 8-17) and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance Info: 912-236-8097. info@davenporthousemuseum.org

What: Free breast and cervical cancer screening for low income, uninsured, or underinsured women. Appointments are encouraged (by phone) but a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Chatham County Health Department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and St. Josephs/Candler Mobile Mammography Program. When: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m Where: Chatham County Health Department, 1602 Drayton St. Cost: Free. Advance appointments encouraged. For women 40-64. Info: 912-651-3025

Hunter Hayes

What: Louisiana born country hitmaker who's nailed two singles ("Wanted," "Somebody's Heartbreak") to the top of the Billboard charts. Opening act Ashley Monroe. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $33.50 - $178.50

Lecture: Sexual Harassment in Middle and High School.

What: A lecture by Regina Rahimi, associate professor of middle and secondary education. Part of Armstrong's Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture Series. The Ogeechee Theatre, Armstrong Student Union. When: noon Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: armstrong.edu

Lecture: Robert Olen Butler

What: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain appears as the 2013 Ursrey Memorial Lecture Series presenter. Followed by reception and book signing. Presented by the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home and South Arts. When: 7 p.m Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: flanneryoconnorhome.org


Savannah Folk Festival: Folk Fest in Ellis Square

Cost: $12 ($22 weekend pass/advance,

Jamison Murphy, Cynergy,Jim McGaw and Ogeechee River Rounders. Rain location: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. When: 7-11 p.m Where: Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: savannahfolk.org/

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Saturday Acorn Harvest at Wormsloe

Savannah Greek Festival

What: Homemade Greek foods, Greek dancing, church tours, market place, a live band during this celebration of Greek culture and heritage. Opa! When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m Where: Savannah Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson Street. Cost: $2 Thurs. and Fri. after 4pm and all day Sat. Free all other times. Info: savannahgreekfest.com/

Tybee Island Pirate Fest: Opening Night, plus Fireworks

What: Musical headliners: A1A (Jimmy Buffett cover band), and Departure. Thieves’ Market, Little Matey's Cove, plus fireworks at 9pm. Festival is on Strand Ave. When: 5-11 p.m Where: Tybee Island, Tybee Island.

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THU-SAT Savannah Greek Festival

What: How we know it’s fall in Savannah! Homemade Greek foods, desserts, Greek dancing, church tours, market place, a live band during this celebration of Greek culture and heritage. Opa! When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m Where: Savannah Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson Street. Cost: $2 Thurs. and Fri. after 4pm and all day Sat. Free all other times. Info: savannahgreekfest.com/

What: Savannah Tree Foundation invites you to collect acorns at the famous Wormsloe avenue of oaks. The acorn harvest and your suggested donation of $10 will help support the founding of a seedling nursery at the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History. A reception with refreshments in the Wormsloe library will follow the harvest. Enter the main gate, pay State Park admission fee and follow the Savannah Tree Foundation signs for parking. Call 912~233-TREE(8733) for more details, or visit www.SavannahTree.com When: 4 p.m Where: Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd. Cost: Park Fee Info: 912~233~8733. kc@savannahtree. com. SavannahTree.com

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FRIDAY Film: Edward Scissorhands

What: An eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) lovingly assembles a synthetic youth named Edward (Johnny Depp), and gives him hands made of scissors. A Tim Burton masterpiece. When: 7 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $8 general admission, $5 student/senior. Info: lucastheatre.com

Campfire, S'mores and Stories

What: Meet and greet park visitors for

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Smores and stories around the campfire. Meet at Amphitheatre across from Picnic Shelter 4. When: 8 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. Info: 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland

Cigar Box Guitar Concert featuring 'Georgia' Kyle Shiver, Roy Swindelle & Mark Molloy

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What: A benefit for Ships of the Sea Museum. When: 6 p.m Where: Dub's Pub, 225 West River Street. Cost: $5 Donation

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What: A screening of the new SCAD documentary about the Dolphin Project, followed by a question and answer session, and a dessert reception. Learn about the latest dolphins' deaths from the morbillivirus which will be spreading down the Georgia coast. When: 7 p.m Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: $5 donation Info: 912-657-3927. thedolphinproject@ gmail.com

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah Epidemic of 1820.

What: A living history program recreating the horror of Savannah's 1820 yellow fever epidemic that devastated the city. Historically creepy! When: 7:30 & 8:45 p.m. Where: Davenport House, 324 East State St. Cost: $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance children (ages 8-17) and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance Info: 912-236-8097. info@davenporthousemuseum.org

Fall Festival for Coastal Empire Montessori School

What: Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School's fall celebration at a new location this year. When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m Where: National Guard Armory, Eisenhower Dr. Cost: Free to attend. Unlimited fun wristbands for $15. Other fees: face painting, rock walll, cake walk, food. Info: 912-695-0726. hooperd12@gmail. com

Fiesta Latina 2013

What: More than a dozen free live performances showcasing a variety of Latin cultures through folkloric songs, dance and music. Family-friendly activities--face painting, clowns, talent show, cultural booths, food. Sponsored by LASO, Latin American Service Organization and the City of Savannah's Dept. of Cultural Affairs. When: 12-9 p.m Where: Rousakis Plaza, River St. Cost: Free and open to the public.


SCAD Museum of Art Family Day

Dr. Lecter has been waiting for you. Jonathan Demme's twisted tale of serial murder and cannibalism won Best Picture in 1991. Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster. When: 7 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $8 general admission, $5 student/ senior Info: lucastheatre.com

What: Creative activities for the whole family in celebration of the museum's second anniversary. Gallery activities, workshops and demonstrations plus music in the museum courtyard and a special appearance by SCAD mascot, Art the Bee. When: 1-4 p.m Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: scad.edu

Forsyth Farmers Market

Tybee Island Pirate Fest: Parade

What: Hello, Clarisse.

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. Cost: Free to attend. Items for sale. Info: 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com

Halloween Havoc MMA

What: Live mixed martial arts in the

cage.

When: 6:30 p.m Where: The Savannah Civic Center, 301

West Oglethorpe Ave.

Cost: $25-$75 Info: savannahcivic.com

Honestly Well: Health Expo

What: A health fair featuring national and local speakers, workshops, vendors, and ideas on how to live healthy. Sponsored in part by Connect Savannah. Check website for times. When: -13 Where: The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $5 Info: honestlywell.com

Koozies for Boobies

What: A Breast Cancer Awareness Party benefiting the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate. Throughout the month of October, Wet Willie’s will donate $8 from the sale of Koozies for Boobies tshirts, $5 from the sale of pink koozies and $1 from the sale of pink coolies. Wet Willie’s will also hand out breast cancer awareness ribbons throughout the month. When: 8 p.m Where: Wet Willie's, 101 East River St. Info: wetwillies.com

Savannah Folk Festival: Old Time Country Dance

What: Featuring music by Free Association, with guest caller Janet Shepherd. When: 7:30-11 p.m Where: Notre Dame Academy, 1709 Bull St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: savannahfolk.org/

What: A parade of pirate ships and pirates that "cruises" south on Butler Ave to the festival area on Strand. When: 3-5 p.m Where: Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: tybeepiratefest.com

Tybee Island Pirate Fest continues, plus Fireworks

What: Main stage music acts: Gary Byrd and the Outlaws, Double Run, Domino Effect, Damon and the Sh@t Kickers, Chuck Courtnay Band, Shooter Jennings. 9pm: Fireworks. When: 10 a.m.-11 p.m Where: Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Cost: $15. Advance weekend pass: $22. Gate weekend pass: $24. Kids free. Info: tybeepiratefest.com

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Sunday Film: Dead and Buried (1981, USA)

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a claustrophobic minor masterpiece--the tale of a small New England town plagued by a series of unexplained murders. When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: sentientbean.com

Honestly Well: Health Expo

What: A health fair featuring national and local speakers, workshops, vendors, and ideas on how to live healthy. Sponsored in part by Connect Savannah. Check website for times. When: Oct. 12-13 Where: Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $5 Info: honestlywell.com

Savannah Folk Festival: Peter Yarrow

What: Also appearing: Major Handy, John Flynn and The Waymores. When: 2-7:30 p.m Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: savannahfolk.org

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Film: Silence of the Lambs (USA, 1991)

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Stattsfest

What: A benefit for Jason Statts, musician and shooting victim. Live music from Kidsyc@brandywine, Trainwrecks, Damon & The Sh!t Kickers, Bottles & Cans, Joe Nelson. Emceed by Basik Lee. Silent auction, kids games, food and beverages. When: 2-8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $10 cash only Info: friendsofstatts.com

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Tybee Island Pirate Fest: Final Day

What: Main Stage entertainment, Lyn Avenue and Bottles N Cans. Plus, Little Matey's Cove, and Thieves Market. Festival held on Strand Ave. at Tybrisa. When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m Where: Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Info: tybeepiratefest.com

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Tuesday Author Mary Kay Andrews Luncheon and Lecture

What: New York Times bestselling author of Southern Chick Lit launches the national book tour of her latest novella, Christmas Bliss, at a luncheon and book signing hosted by/benefiting The Learning Center of Senior Citizens, Inc. When: noon Where: Savannah Golf Club, 1661 President St. Cost: $35 for lunch and talk. Books available for purchase. Info: 912-236-0363 x114.

Probiotics: Good For What's Bugging You

What: Brighter Day Natural Foods Market presents Dr. Michael Brown, N.D. on the latest research and what it tells us about the link between probiotics, healthy digestion and immunity. When: 7 p.m Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-236-4703

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Policing the police by Jim Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

Words are funny things. You can describe the same event in different ways, so that it seems like two separate incidents. Yet both descriptions can be perfectly accurate. For instance, you could say former Savannah/Chatham Police Chief Willie Lovett abruptly left the force amid sexual harassment allegations, and leave it at that. Or you could say Lovett abruptly left the force amid allegations of a bizarre set of overlapping sex triangles involving multiple married officers, several incidents of domestic violence, and the alleged literal pimping out of a married female officer to Lovett by one of Lovett’s captains, all in front of the backdrop of a federal investigation into narcotics-associated corruption on the force which was possibly covered up. Pick your poison. I’m not on a moralistic soapbox here. No one can judge a marriage except the two people in that marriage. I’m a big fan of Bill and Hillary Clinton, if that tells you anything. And to be clear: Lovett wasn’t the only Savannah police chief in recent times to possibly have a very, um, interesting romantic life around our debauched little town. Also to be clear: I supported Lovett’s promotion to chief, and the one time as a citizen that I asked him to do something about a crime issue — before his promotion — I got immediate, satisfactory results. This story has to do with departmental integrity, oversight, the lack thereof, and the compound effect on the majority of hardworking rank-and-file officers at the street level who are eager to protect and serve us.

Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap, who came into office with a broad reform mandate, says — and the U.S. District Attorney concurs — she’ll refuse to prosecute any cases involving two Savannah officers, Malik Khaalis and Willet Williams, due to “credibility concerns” in the wake of a narcotics investigation. In other words, if Khaalis and Williams were anywhere near their client, a defense attorney could get an immediate dismissal of charges by merely invoking the officers’ names as being associated with the case. That’s a very bad sign. And that situation, not who is sleeping with whom, goes more directly to the core of the problem with the Savannah police. In a now-familiar turn of events, we have an “interim” chief promoted from within, Major Julie Tolbert, who is on record saying she’s not interested in the job permanently. This seems to be the go-to line for every “interim” manager in city and county government these days. Invariably, these humble wallflowers all conveniently forget to take their name out of the hat when it comes time to winnow down that list of finalists for the job (see Cutter, Stephanie). Look, I’m all for people knowing what they want. It’s surely no crime to say you desire and deserve a promotion and to go for it. It’s the American way.

But our police department needs a major cleaning from the top down, no pun intended. Unfortunately, one of the most qualified and dedicated upper-level officers, Major Mike Wilkins, also abruptly left the force after Lovett’s departure — not in shame or amid allegations, but apparently to get out while the getting is good. That, too, is a very bad sign. Not to keep revisiting the recent debacle over the firing of Film Services Director Jay Self, but I’m struck by how differently that situation went down versus Lovett’s departure and the subsequent shake-up at Savannah Metro PD. Self was unceremoniously fired almost out of the blue, with a token dog-and-pony show of an appeal hearing. No “thanks for your years of service,” no “we wish Jay well in the next step of his journey.” Boom, outta here. Lovett, however, will get full retirement pay, which FYI after 40 years on the force could easily be more than you and I make in a year working full-time. Meanwhile, Chief Tolbert has suspended Khaalis and Williams — which had to happen — but with pay. The captain who is accused of procuring the married female officer’s cell number for Lovett? Also suspended with pay. You might say that’s just protocol. But words are funny things. You might also call suspension with pay a “vacation.” Criminals, meanwhile, don’t take vacations. Whatever decisions are made about the future leadership of the Savannah Metro Police Department need to take that fact into account, first and foremost. cs

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environment that we call home. By the way, who ever did not invite you to the event is obviously afraid of what you have to say. But regardless, thanks for writing an article that tells it like it is — uncensored! Ageda Machuca

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America, the beautiful mess Girl, we need to talk. I know you’re hiding under the covers right now, refusing to do any work and basically shirking all of your responsibilities. I don’t blame you. If I had a bunch of old suits screaming all day long about what they think is best for me while ignoring what I actually have to say about it, I’d break some serious bad, too. But listen. You’re pushing 238 and it’s time to grow the fuck up. America, honey, you’re like a Disney Channel star who spent her childhood racking up one success after another: You dumped the shackles of British colonialism and built your own coast-to-coast empire. You helped bring down Hitler. You were the first to send people to the freakin’ MOON! Your rebellious years seemed fairly promising, too. You stood up to those meanie Commies and protested the Vietnam War. You shed Old World notions about sex and feminism. You demanded equal rights for minorities while rocking epic bell bottom jeans. You also started to get kind of rich, which tends to make people a little crazy. Protecting your fortune and your ego became more important than preserving the dignity and wellbeing of your denizens, and frankly, well, you’ve kind of lost your shit. While you’ve been taking crosseyed selfies in the mirror of your collagen lips, corporations have plundered and pillaged almost every one of our natural resources, polluting the oceans and blowing the tops off of your purple mountains majesty. You’re still dicking around with putting cutesy labels on Monsanto’s GMO-tainted amber waves of grain while dozens of other governments have banned them as poison. You have more of your own citizens in jail than anyone, anywhere. You’re the last in the developed world to provide some kind of guaranteed baseline health care to its citizens, and the latest freakout that a certain congressional faction of petulant babies had over THAT has sent you AWOL. And if the suits don’t get it together next week, your credit

Sitting at the WWII Memorial in line with the Lincoln Memorial a few weeks ago. All national parks and monuments are still closed as of press time.

problems could trigger the economic meltdown of the whole world. The other countries are starting to notice that you’re unraveling. They really do care about you, but your erratic behavior is causing them to edge away, like Aww, bitch be cray, maybe we should go chill with Venezuela — she got mad oil, and I hear she’s way cooler now that her pimp Hugo is gone. Your domestic civil discourse has devolved into an obscene game of third grade Telephone as evidenced on your default national news network Twitter, where an educated daughter of successful Indian Americans is derided as an “ugly Arab” and somehow the “real Miss America” could only be an AK47-toting bleach blonde with a giant tattoo on her rib cage. Not that your blondes and tattoos aren’t super hot; they’re just not

the ONLY kind of hot. You used to be proud of your melting pot heritage; we’re just as colorful as we’ve always been, baby. What happened? But, hey, even with your bad taste in TV and your nasty meth problem, I’m still pretty enamored of you. I happened to be in Washington, DC a couple of weekends ago, right before those Congress dudes shut your whole thing down. We were actually in Maryland for a bar mitzvah, celebrating with a brood of cousins whose ancestors escaped hatred and oppression to forge successful businesses and happy families. It occurred to me that a ballroom full of brilliant and hopeful Jewish kids dancing the dougie is a pretty excellent example of the American dream. I insisted on that we drive our rental car down the wooded Beltway


The following week, while you were holed up in your room catching up on HGTV, to climb the same steps became an act of rebellion. There at the Lincoln Monument, We the People remembered for a minute just who you really are. If my kids and I had been there then, we would have breached those barricades, too. There are those of us still believe in the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — as well as in a decent education, universal health care and dignity in our daily life. We understand that none of it comes free in this land of freedom, and we’re willing to pay a little more if it means everyone will have enough. The ones hollering over lost jobs while they collect their fat paychecks, those who would rather asphyxiate you into chaos rather than help your poor and sick, they don’t get you. But we’ve got your back. We can do this. We’ll dry you out, get you some therapy, revive your spirit. We can insist that the suits act like competent, compassionate adults or they’re fired — they work for us, remember? We don’t have to eat the toxic swill or buy the cheap crap they’re shilling. We can grow a revolution in our gardens and in our neighborhoods and our minds. We can fend for ourselves and let the suits drown in their own misappropriated greed. We can unite as one nation, indivisible over the promise for liberty and justice for all. Just wake up, sweetheart. It’s just time to wake up. cs

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that afternoon so my kids could see in person the architecture of America’s inner workings, your elegant guts. The Washington Monument was cloaked in scaffolding, and we didn’t have time for the Smithsonians or a tour of the Capitol (if I had known I wouldn’t get another chance for a while I might have skipped the cocktail hour.) Our GPS led us straight to the Mall, where Providence somehow provided us a parking space next to the Lincoln Memorial. In other countries, this magnificent monument would be considered a temple, for sure. But it’s not a religious beacon for the gods — it’s a testament to this revolutionary idea of civic life based on our inherent equality as humans, something so important your founding fathers put it in writing. America has never been about what God we pray to or whether we pray at all — your strength has always been in how We the People treat each other. There’s a reason Lincoln’s legacy will always be part of your legend. Few have led with the same integrity, honesty and willingness to stand up for the rights of everyone. Everyone. All of us. Not just the richest. Or the prettiest. Or the whitest. Or the ones with the most guns. As Mr. Lincoln gazed down of my small family, I pressed my head pressed up on the cool marble columns and got all choked up because in spite of all your wrecking ball shenanigans, I am still so honored to call you home.

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I count bike people Maybe you saw me standing on the sidewalk with a clipboard in hand, my eyes scanning traffic. Perhaps you were among those who politely asked me what I was up to. You know those electronic traffic counters with the pneumatic tubes that stretch across a roadway? Well, that’s what I was, except I was counting pedestrians and bicyclists. I was one of many human traffic counters deployed around the city last month for the annual bicycle and pedestrian count, organized by Jane Love. Love, a transportation planner at the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, said the information collected by citizen volunteers is used for a variety of purposes, including “before and after” comparisons that can identify changes in traffic patterns resulting from infrastructure improvements such as new sidewalks or bike lanes. For example, Love said preliminary analysis of bike traffic on Price and Habersham streets suggest the Price Street Bike Lane “attracts some southbound trips off of Habersham Street but also attracts some new trips that weren’t captured previously in the selected count locations.” Conducting counts can also reveal the presence of people on bikes and on foot in places where some may presume they are not likely to be, Love said. When new infrastructure is proposed, sometimes residents question the need by claiming they never see people walking or riding bikes, and don’t dare to do so themselves. Because of this tendency to underestimate bicycle and pedestrian trips “that are in fact occurring in spite of bad conditions,” Love said, data is helpful in ensuring that “decisions are not based on conjecture.” The information gathered during the counts is also used beyond

Savannah, through an effort called the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. “We submit the data for a national database, where researchers can access it to look for correlations between, say, bicycle trips and types of land use, density, weather, or terrain,” Love said. The project aims to fill a major hole in our understanding of how we move around cities, which causes a cascading effect that ends where the rubber meets the bike lane and where shoe leather meets the sidewalk (or the absence of either). “This national project is trying to make up for the lack of data about bicycle and pedestrian modes, compared to other modes,” Love said. “Lack of data means lack of research, which in turn means lack of knowledge, which further means lack of supportive policies and funding, which in the end means lack of adequate facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians.” While the count is important to local planning and national research, Love acknowledged its limitations. “A caveat is that our samples are small — because we haven’t invested in an automated collection method yet,” she said.

Still, the human-powered counting method currently being used does capture information that a pneumatic tube cannot, including the gender of cyclists. Some researchers have suggested the percentage of female cyclists may be useful in assessing a community’s bicycle friendliness. “We like to know the gender of bicyclists because that can give us a clue on who to ask or what to address if we want to increase the amount of bicycle trips,” Love said. “Given the gender percentages, there is more potential to increase bicycling by finding out why women are not bicycling more.” How are we doing on that metric? “The percentages of female and male bicyclists observed in the counts overall is very consistent from year to year, at about 32 percent female and 68 percent male,” Love said. “I don’t think this is unusually high or low for cities in the U.S.” By contrast, “In countries where a lot of trips are made by bicycle, the gender split is about 50/50,” she said. An electronic counter surely would not have detected something I noted during the bike count. Some people regard bicycling as purely recreational, conjuring images of families out for a neighborhood ride on beach cruisers at one end of the spectrum and people in tight, brightly colored clothing riding expensive road bikes on the other. I counted both types of cyclists. But I also saw students with portfolios strapped across their backs; a construction worker heading home still wearing his hardhat, tool belt draped over his shoulder; and lots folks carrying groceries in their handlebar baskets. More often than not, I saw these and other visual clues that indicate people using bikes not simply for recreation, but as a sensible, healthy and economical way to get where they needed to go. I count that as good news for Savannah. cs John Bennett is executive director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.


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“He jumped on me like a spider monkey,” recalls Statts. “He grabbed me and pulled me down a little bit. And pressed the gun in my neck. I just instinctively put my hand up, and touched the barrel. And he thought I was going to fight him. “I still wasn’t scared. I didn’t think he would actually pull the trigger; I just thought ‘Oh shit, he has a gun.’ When I was touching it, I was going to say ‘Dude, we don’t have anything.’ And I didn’t even get ‘Dude’ out.” Hunter fired once. The bullet tore through Statts’ neck, exited the other side and lodged in Williams’ esophagus. As Williams fell to the driveway, Johnson reached into his pocket and grabbed a cell phone and half a pack of Camel Lights. The assailants fled. “I stayed awake the whole time,

until the paramedics got there,” Statts continues. “It was weird. It was kind of surreal. It was like a movie, almost. Like a TV show or something.” Ironically, their friends had been home the whole time, partying in a back room, with the music turned up loud. “I saw the friends come out and line up on the sidewalk,” Statts says. “Everyone came out of the house and just started staring at us. I remember their faces, like ‘Oh, shit!’ Like they couldn’t believe it.” Statts can picture the scene as if were yesterday. “It was just weird.” Jason Statts has been paralyzed, from his chest down, since just before 4 a.m. June 28, 2008. This Sunday, Oct. 13, an organization called Friends of Statts will take

over Muse Arts Warehouse for its second annual Stattsfest, a fund-and awareness-raiser with music, games and other acceptable forms of tomfoolery. The government pays for Statts’ three caregivers — they visit his home in shifts, every day — but there are other bills to be settled. Statts’ monthly electric statement, for one thing, is enormous. The main mover and shaker in the group is Dave Williams, who lost a vocal cord to Hunter’s bullet but is otherwise fully recovered. He and Statts remain the best of friends. “I don’t think about it nearly as much as I used to,” Williams says. “Jason and I have moved past it enough that we joke about it. We’ve always picked on each other, anyway, about the absolute worst things we


Williams (left) and Statts: Sarcastic assholes, rocking in 2002

could pick on each other about. “That’s just always been part of our personality. Both of us grew up with ‘trial by fire’ groups of friends. In that situation, you make fun of each other. There’s nothing somebody could say to us that’s going to offend us.” Adds Statts: “We’re sarcastic assholes, basically.” He does have his serious moments. “I can say that I don’t think about it every day. I mean, I think about the fact that I’m in bed, or I’m in the chair. But I don’t think about why. Or the shooting. On a daily basis. I don’t even think about the shooters, or the bad stuff, any more. I’m just moving forward.” Although he’s bedridden, Statts has limited mobility in his arms, and continues to draw, using a program on his omnipresent laptop computer. He is a voracious reader, and a music nut, and is a constant presence on Facebook. Friends drop by constantly, to drink beer and shoot the breeze with him. “He’s always been pretty much the same dude — calm, cool and collected,” Williams explains. “If anything, I think the experience has made him appreciate things more. The things that he can do, he doesn’t take those for granted. Everything’s important. Everybody that comes through the room. “A lot of times, people forget to tell somebody they love them. Or thank them or something like that. He’s just

not one to miss that opportunity.” Statts insists he let go of his bitterness — all of it — two or three years ago. “I feel like I’ve got a second chance at living life,” he says. “That’s the way I’m looking at it. I do have more appreciation for things.” They met in the mid 1990s, in a work study program at Design Press, SCAD’s in-house graphic design department, on the ground floor of what is now Poetter Hall. It later transpired that they were both fans of punk rock — although Statts’ tastes leaned more towards metal and hardcore — but they first bonded by making fun of the parade of students passing by their streetlevel window. “These were kids going to art school, who wanted to do something weird, but were still wearing the clothes their parents bought for them,” Williams laughs. Sarcastic assholes, indeed. “It was like we were in a fishbowl, basically,” adds Statts. “All we had to do all day was watch people walk by.” Statts has every intention of peoplewatching at the festival that bears his name. Williams, for his part, loves to see how others react to his friend’s Zen-like countenance. “I’m sure there are people who are uncomfortable talking to him, afraid he’s going to be a bag of sad or something,” Williams says. “But nine times out of 10, what I see is people who think of Jason like a rock star. They’ve heard so many

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good things about him, and know that all of us love him so much, they’ll shut down an entire downtown for him.” The reporter suggests to Statts that he ought to operate a kissing booth during the festival. “We tried,” Williams laughs. “He won’t charge!” Stattsfest’s namesake has already made his plans, anyway. “I’m going to hang out by the Sweet Tease hugging booth all day,” Statts says with a big smile. “I’m just gonna get hugged all day.” CS

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For the ninth consecutive year, Tybee Island is transforming the Ocean Front/Tybrisa parking lot into the closest thing Chatham County has to a good ol’ county fair. The Tybee Pirate Fest may be a little long on cheap eyepatches and plastic swords, and beery locals yelling “Arrrr” a few times too many, but the cheese factor is kinda part of the fun.

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And fun it is. The kids’ area has a small ferris wheel, and a couple of bounce houses, and a petting zoo and other stuff. During daylight hours, it’s the only place to be if you’re little. The Saturday-afternoon parade (starting at 3) is kid-friendly too —that is, if the attendant beer-drinkers are behaving themselves — because the “pirates” on the floats throw beads, coins and the like. And you know how much little kids like that sort of thing. Last year’s musical headliner — strictly for the grownups — was Motley Crue vocalist Vince Neil and his band. For 2013, Pirate Fest organizers have booked alt-country performer Shooter Jennings, whose father was the legendary country music “outlaw” Waylon Jennings. His latest album, The Other Life, features contributions from Texan Scott H. Biram (a longtime Savannah favorite) and Jim Dandy of Black Oak Arkansas. There’s also a Journey tribute band (“Departure”) and a band that does nothing but Jimmy Buffett songs (“A1A”). It’s party time, if that sort of thing floats your boat. Stages will also feature some local bands, including Bottles & Cans, Lyn Avenue, Domino Effect, the Chuck Courtenay Band and others. Did we mention the pier fireworks Friday and Saturday night? CS

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That’s how we Rolex Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police and the Southeast Regional Felony Task Force (SERFTF) of the U.S. Marshals arrested two suspects tied to crimes in downtown, southside and islands precinct areas.

Metro’s K-9 Unit partnered with SERFTF to arrest 20-year-old Rashamel Gardner at a residence on the 900 block of Waters Avenue, in recent jewelry store robberies. Gardner is believed to be one of two male suspects who on Aug. 13, stole merchandise from F.P. Wortley Jewelers on the 8100 block of Abercorn Street. Investigators say the suspects took a stainless steel Rolex. Detectives have charged Gardner with robbing a downtown Savannah jewelry store of a Rolex watch worth $38,000 on Aug. 1. An accomplice

with him has not been identified. Also last week, Metro’s Islands Precinct Crime Suppression Unit and SERFTF arrested Clarence R. Fleming III, 19, of the 2200 block of Hanson Street, for a shooting and robbery near Rockefeller and Joe streets on June 22 that left one man critically injured. Fleming is one of two suspects charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and attempted armed robbery in this case. • Detectives are investigating the shooting and robbery of a Savannah man last week. Robert Ward, 26,  of the 1300 block of East 57th Street escaped serious injury and refused emergency medical treatment after the 12:02 p.m. incident in the Sunset Park neighborhood of east Savannah. The victim told responding Islands Precinct patrol officers that “he was in the driveway when two males approached, one armed with a handgun. He said he ran into the house and the gunman fired and followed

him into the house and robbed him.” The suspects were described as black males; about 5’8”-5’-10”, wearing blue jeans. One was one wearing a black shirt and the other a white shirt. The gunman in the white shirt had a “very short afro haircut,” police say. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). A confidential Tip Line is open at (912) 525-3124. • Police officers “scrambled into dark waters of a marsh to rescue a 78-year-old man with dementia they had been searching for Friday night,” a spokesman says. Hubert Tyler was taken from the marsh behind the Savannah Cottages, a personal care home where he resides on the 11300 block of White Bluff Road, about 7:40 p.m. He was transported to St. Joseph Hospital for evaluation and treatment.

The officers had been searching for him for more than an hour after he was reported missing from the home and were in the process of mounting a media campaign for additional help when an officer spotted him in the water. Metro Police Chief Julie Tolbert praised the effort of the officers who she said put themselves in jeopardy by entering the marsh at night, “some before being able to remove their gun belts and other equipment to reach the victim before he submerged,” says the spokesman. “There is a good chance he could have died in those waters, had it not been for the swift action of these officers,” Tolbert said. “We hope Mr. Tyler was rescued before the elements affected him severely.” cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020


I have a dear friend who’s an alcoholic. When he came out of treatment, I told him I couldn’t see why he wasn’t able to condition himself to have, say, a single glass of beer and stop at that. He said it didn’t work that way, but never got specific. Why can’t an alcoholic learn to drink in moderation? —Name withheld Because alcoholics, by definition, are incapable of drinking in moderation. Sorry if that seems like a kiss-off answer, but research and experience tell us that’s how it is. Alcoholism is no trivial problem. The estimated 75 million or more alcoholics worldwide cost society from 1 to 5 percent of its gross domestic product. In Russia, where the problem is especially acute, male life expectancy is only 60 years, 15 years less than for U.S. men, largely due to alcohol abuse. The question of how to control heavy drinking — abstinence or moderation — has been surprisingly controversial for something like 60 years. I say surprising because the basic facts have never been in dispute. The dominant school of thought favors abstinence, arguing that alcoholics are too fragile ever to resist temptation and that a single drink can trigger a binge. Alcoholics Anonymous, founded in 1935 and at something like 2.1 million members the largest alcoholism support and treatment organization in the world, is a strong proponent of abstinence. Abstinence has an impressive success rate, researchers have found. But some say it’s not the only way. Investigation into alternative approaches was kicked off by a study of 97 English heavy drinkers in the 1950s, who were tracked for several years and generally found to be able to control their alcohol consumption without abstinence. In 1978 a Rand

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Corporation followup of U.S. heavy drinkers who’d received abstinence treatment found that 18 months later 22 percent could drink in moderation without problems, and after four years 18 percent were still doing so. Other work in the 1970s found that some with seemingly severe alcohol issues could be successfully trained to drink moderately. An approach that became a lightning rod in the 1990s was Moderation Management, a nine-step self-help program. “Prominent figures in the treatment and research communities denounced MM as a ‘dangerous temptation to alcoholics’ that was ‘built on the illusion’ that alcoholics could return to controlled drinking,” writes Stanford addiction researcher Keith Humphreys in a 2003 review of the program’s effectiveness. But he points out the MM and AA crowds don’t fundamentally disagree. MM participants are told initially to abstain from drinking for 30 days, then switch to moderate consumption. If moderation fails, then a return to abstinence is recommended. The implication is that some heavy drinkers can control their habit and some can’t. AA, he notes, says the same thing. Research supports a two-pronged approach, finding that the most outof-control drinkers generally get better results with abstinence, while those with less severe drinking issues often do OK with moderation. So what’s the dispute about? A key element in AA theory is alcoholics’ capacity for denial, and its advocates see only the potential for tragedy in a system that lets drinkers decide they’re capable of drinking on occasion. About 15 percent of MM members, Humphreys reports, had major alcohol problems—“shaking when not intoxicated, delirium tremens, blackouts, convulsions or fits after drinking, and cravings for alcohol upon waking,” plus alcohol-related job issues. These people, he says, fit the profile for alcoholism—they just don’t admit it. Thus your friend’s response. You don’t say whether he was in AA, but the first of the 12 steps is to acknowledge you’re powerless over alcohol. The research suggests no one arrives at this stark conclusion unless it’s true.

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A few still-primitive cultures inexplicably celebrate such female adornments as the stacking of metal neck rings and the inserting of saucer-size disks into pierced earlobes. For “civilized” society, there is the annual Paris Fashion Week in September, when renowned designers outfit brave, otherwise-gorgeous models in grotesque clothing. Among the ensembles witnessed by a New York Times critic this year: a hat resembling steroid-enhanced stalks of peas; a shoe appearing to sprout twig-studs; “a flexible cage covered in doughnuts of black satin”; and a pillow clutch with (for some reason) its own porthole.

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• News of the Weird first reported successful “stool implants” among family members in 2007 (to cure infections such as C. difficile by introducing the donor’s “good” microbes to overcome an imbalance of “bad” bacteria in a relative’s intestine). In 2012, however, two University of California, Davis, neurosurgeons boldly extended the cutting-edge treatment for three patients with a highly malignant brain tumor unresponsive to treatment. The doctors tried infusing bowel bacteria directly into the tumor, but the patients died, nonetheless. Although the patients had given fully informed consent, the school in August 2013 pressured Drs. J. Paul Muizelaar and Rudolph Schrot to resign for having violated internal and FDA procedures.

• It is well known that hospitals pleaded guilty after a woman found charge for medical supplies far in him the month before in a privy in excess of what the products would cost White Water Park in Tulsa County, at drugstores, but an August New York Okla., “standing with his head and Times investigation of “saline drips” shoulders out of the hole ... covered in vividly demonstrated the disconnect. feces,” according to a deputy. Enlow’s Though Medicare reimburses $1.07 initial explanation was that his girlfor a 1-liter plastic bag of saltwater friend had knocked him unconscious (supplied by a subsidiary of Morton with a tire iron and dumped him there. Salt), White Plains (N.Y.) • Another HardHospital charged patients’ Working Lawyer: The insurance companies like Dayton Daily News Aetna $91 per bag. Other reported in Septemhospitals decline to charge ber that an audit of WORKDAYS in per-bag, listing only “IV Dayton lawyer Ben DAYTON, OHIO therapy” of, for example, Swift (the highest-paid CAN LAST 29 $787 for hooking up the court-appointed pubHOURS drip. lic defender in Ohio, • From the world’s at $142,900 in a recent cosmetic-surgery capital year) revealed several (South Korea, where one invoices demanding woman in five has had at government payment least one procedure) comes for workdays of more the “Smile Lipt” offered by than 20 hours, and in Aone Plastic Surgery in the one case, 29. Swift’s city of Yongin, designed attorney said his client to produce a permanent was guilty only of bad smile (associated with record-keeping. success). The Smile Lipt • Patients with garturns downward-drooping lip corners gantuan tumors, but intimidated by upward, to allow a persistent smile the cost of treatment, create the posresembling that of Batman’s nemesis, sibility that by the time they can afford The Joker. an operation, the tumor itself will be • Among the more repugnant paraheavier than the post-surgery patient. philias covered in News of the Weird A 63-year-old man in Bakersfield, is toilet-peeping — men who set up Calif., finally had surgery in August, underneath the seats in public outafter 14 years’ waiting during which houses (sometimes wearing a raincoat) his set of tumors grew to 200 pounds. and wait for a user to answer nature’s Bakersfield surgeon Vip Dev noted that call. In August, Kenneth Enlow, 52, the sprawled tumors dragged the floor

when the man sat and that the surgery was complicated by the patient’s shape, which could not be accommodated by the hospital’s MRI and CT scan machines. • In 2010, Chinese agencies stepped up “birth tourism” packages for rich pregnant women to book vacations in America timed to their due dates — to exploit the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of citizenship to anyone born here and thus giving the Chinese children future competitive advantages against nonAmericans who must apply for U.S. visas. A September USA Today report indicated that more Chinese mothers now prefer to land in the U.S. territory of Northern Mariana Islands (where birth also bestows citizenship), to the consternation of Islands officials, who would prefer traditional Chinese tourists instead of the “birthers.” (Historians agree that the 14th Amendment birth right was aimed at assuring citizenship for freed slaves.)

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• At Hong Kong’s traditional “Hungry Ghost” festival in August, in which people burn fake money on top of ancestors’ graves to support their afterlife styles, a weaker economy and inflation seem to have upped the ante for the gifts. An August Wall Street Journal dispatch noted that the denominations of burnable “currency” sold in stores have appreciated, including one “valued” at one trillion Hong Kong dollars (US$130 billion). (Some festival-goers


human-cloning start-up planning to charge $200,000 to make identical twins. Raelian’s core belief is that humanity descended from extraterrestrials arriving on spaceships whose inhabitants explained to Raelian founder Claude Vorilhon that life’s purpose is to experience sexual pleasure. Recently, a Raelian “priestess,” Nadine Gary, has turned the sect’s attention to counseling victims of the anti-pleasure female genital mutilation, which, though horrifyingly painful, remains traditional among some African societies, and enlisted a prominent U.S. surgeon to undo the procedure, pro bono. Wrote London’s The Guardian, in an August dispatch from the surgeon’s San Francisco clinic, “(J)ust 12 minutes of delicate scalpel work (to restore the clitoris) removes a lifetime of discomfort.” • The story of Kopi Luwak coffee is by now a News of the Weird staple, begun in 1993 with the first reports that a super-premium market existed for coffee beans digested by certain Asian civet cats, collected, washed and brewed. In June, news broke that civets were being mistreated — captured from the wild and caged solely for their bean-adulterating usefulness. In August the American Chemical Society reported that a “gas chromatography and mass spectrometry” test had finally been developed to assure buyers that their $227-a-pound Kopi Luwak beans had, indeed, been excreted by genuine Asian civets. (Thus, Kopi Luwak drinkers, at up to $80 a cup in California, can sip their brews without fear of being ripped off.) cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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asked, sensibly, about how the ancestor could expect change from such a bill if he needed to make a small afterlife purchase.) • The family of the great Native American Olympic athlete and Oklahoma native Jim Thorpe (1888-1953) was so disappointed that the thengovernor of Oklahoma would not properly honor Thorpe on his death that one faction of his family moved the body to Pennsylvania, where he had no discernible ties but where municipal officials eagerly offered to name a town after him. Since then, Jim Thorpe, Pa. (current population, 4,800), has withstood legal challenges seeking to return the body to Oklahoma, including a recent federal court decision upholding the entire town as a Native American “museum.” One grandson said that Thorpe spoke to him at a sweat lodge in Texas in 2010, telling him to leave the body in Jim Thorpe, with “no more pain created in my name.” • Anthony Alleyne appeared in News of the Weird in 2003 for turning his Hinckley, England, home into a replica of the command center of Star Trek’s starship Enterprise (including transporter control, warp core drive, infinity mirror, etc.). When he later tried to sell it, he learned that, somehow, potential buyers failed to value the house as much as Alleyne imagined. In September 2013, Alleyne was back in the news as Leicester Crown Court sentenced him to 34 months in prison for viewing child pornography — a diversion that he blamed on years of depression following marital difficulties and of course the brutal real estate market. • The Raelian sect initially made News of the Weird in 1998 when “Bishop” Brigitte Boisselier ran a

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How time flies when you’re having fun. October 10 marks an even decade since the Jinx rose from the ashes of the semi-legendary Congress Street nightclub known in the day as Velvet Elvis. “I just didn’t want Savannah to lose that spot,” said Susanne Guest Warnekros, a hardcore music fan who was working as a tattoo artist in 2003, when she took over the lease and changed the name to the Jinx. “We have such a huge music and art scene here, I wanted those people to have a comfortable place to go, that they felt good about.” The great Ellis Square location — in the center, literally, of everything — has doubtless played a role in the Jinx’s ongoing success as one of Savannah’s longest-lived and bestattended music bars. More than that, though, is the allinclusive vibe that’s been there since Day One. A lot of metal bands have thundered on Warnekros’ stage (let’s not forget that Baroness, Kylesa and

Black Tusk more or less started at the Jinx), there are happening DJ dance nights and boozy Karaoke events. And Tuesday, Hip Hop Night, has been a steady favorite for a few years now. And the monstrously good Raleigh Americana band American Aquarium, whose most recent album was produced by none other than Jason Isbell, always plays the Jinx when it’s coming-to-Savannah time. Singer, songwriter and guitarist B.J. Barham wouldn’t have it any other way. The band co-headlines the club’s 10th anniversary show Thursday (that’s right, celebrating 10 years on 10-10. It doesn’t get much more auspicious than that). American Aquarium will share the anniversary bill with Murder By Death, the Indiana rock ‘n’ roll band that includes the fantastic electric cellist Sarah Balliet. This band creates beautifully atmospheric story-songs with a dark, southern gothic flavor. AND the fabulous Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue will perform

a short opening set. Warnekros is proud that, after 10 years, the Jinx is still booked entirely in-house. She knows her audience because she IS her audience. “I don’t think people really realize how demanding it is to be in charge of the party six nights a week,” she said. “But as far as doing it differently? I probably wouldn’t.” Tickets for le bash are $20 at (912) 236-2281, or you can stop by the club and get ‘em, or email thejinx912@ mac.com.

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At home, Roy Swindelle has five stringed instruments made from cigar boxes. As of three weeks ago, he only has one kidney, too — but the medical issues have happily all been resolved, so let’s turn our attention to what this beloved local legend is up to with those cardboard stogie-holders. Swindelle, “Georgia” Kyle Shiver and Mark Malloy will be performing


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go ‘Hey look, I can play this!’ That’s what I did with this ukulele thing last year. I just wrote a song.” The instruments were all made, from kits, by Ships of the Sea director Tony Pizzo. “I think I’ve become the test cigar box dummy for these things,” Swindelle laughs. The idea behind the concerts, he believes, is “just to show people that it isn’t all just blues. There’s all different types of things you can do.” It’s rootsy, it’s unusual, and in the right hands, it’s a glorious mechanism for making music. “They make one with six strings,” Swindelle points out, “and I’m thinking ‘Well, that’s just a guitar now.’ “But I will say this — and Georgia Kyle will swear on a stack of bibles — you can sit there and play guitar all night long, but when you whip this out, all of a sudden people are excited and interested — ‘ooh, look at that, look at that.’ I guess because it’s different.” Admission to the 6 p.m. performance is $5. Dub’s Pub is at 225 W. River St. CS

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a full program of cigar box music Saturday (Oct. 12) at Dub’s Pub on River Street. Amplified via pickups, these things make some mighty mighty noise. This is the third annual such event — the previous shows took place outdoors at the Ships of the Sea Museum, but this year, the timing couldn’t be worked out. Dub’s stepped in, and the proceeds will be donated to the museum for the benefit of its ongoing music programming. Swindelle’s got a three-string CB guitar, a four-string ukulele, a fourstring bass (with a wooden box for a body), a one-string (!) somethingor-other and a dulcimer-like Turkish instrument called a saz. “One on level,” he says, “a cigar box instrument is very simple to play — you don’t have to be a guitar player.” Swindelle, however, is a guitar player — and a damn good one — and although he found playing a primitive, homemade instrument something of a challenge, he was open to it. “As a musician, the clue to learning any new instrument is to just make up a song,” he says. “Then you

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important to work on today: If we want a peaceful world, and a world that survives, we have to teach kids the satisfaction of giving and caring. The idea of “us” rather than “me,” and that is precisely what folk music does. Oddly enough, you hit on the essence of what drives my efforts at this point.

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After a career of more than 50 years, I wonder … was the goal, ever, to be just an entertainer? Or has communication always been a big factor for you?

Legendary musician/ activist Peter Yarrow headlines the Savannah Folk Festival by bill deyoung

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Since the 1962 release of Peter, Paul and Mary’s eponymous first album, Peter Yarrow has been one of the world’s most visible examples of that old adage about putting one’s money where one’s mouth is. Not only did the New York-based harmony trio help to kick-start the folk music revival of the era, they sang — loudly and proudly — about social upheaval, petty global politics and the woeful inequality that existed between the races in America. They led anti-war protests. It’s a series of indelible sounds and images: Yarrow, Noel “Paul” Stookey and Mary Travers, gathered around a single microphone, singing “If I Had a Hammer” at the 1963 Civil Rights March in Washington, singing Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” at innumerable peace events, singing the ephemeral “Puff the Magic Dragon” (no, it has nothing to do with drugs) for tens of thousands at Madison Square Garden. Yarrow’s innate sense of responsibility has continued all these years; in 2000 he co-founded Operation Respect, a non-profit organization that uses a music-based curriculum to promote tolerance and civility in U.S. schools. Since Travers’ death in 2009, Yarrow and Stookey occasionally perform together. More often than not, however, Yarrow is on a stage or behind a lectern, alone with his

Peter Yarrow was the cornerstone of folk music’s Peter, Paul and Mary

acoustic guitar, speaking (and singing) with vehemence and conviction about music and its continuing power to shape our lives. All of which makes him the perfect headliner for this week’s Savannah Folk Festival. He’ll play two sets Oct. 13 in Grayson Stadium. Here’s what Yarrow wants you to know about this gig: “Yes, it will be nostalgic for many. But on another level, it will bring them a sense of what is still possible. Yes, they will sing ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane,’ and I will give them a sense of the current history of what this music is doing, and why it’s important. “So it will be a history lesson, it will be a singalong that inspires, but it will also assert the importance of the continuation of this kind of music in people’s lives today. And where we’re going from here in those terms. It’s not necessarily a big lecture — it’s inherent in the music. They’ll get it. I know it, ‘cause that’s what I do.”

Our interview: Pete Seeger is 94. You, my friend, are no spring chicken. So why do you keep working — is there something unfulfilled in you? Peter Yarrow: This is not work — this is life. This makes it all make sense. I honestly don’t believe that people should stop doing what they enjoy doing, and what gives them a sense of meaningful-ness in their life. That’s like saying ‘Oh, no, you’re too old to play with your grandchildren.’ I know what you’ve asked … I’m just giving you something to write! Well, for one, there’s a lot of travel … Peter Yarrow: Of course there’s a lot that’s stressful and difficult. But I happen to feel that people get old and unhappy when they don’t have something in their lives that gives them a sense of their worth. This question goes right to the heart of what’s most

Peter Yarrow: It was never about the music alone. I mean, I loved the music, but without it serving as a catalyst for creating a community and positive social-political change, I would’ve never — never — entered this field. That is the primary motivational place from which I come. That’s what I will be doing when I come to Savannah. This will not be a look down Memory Lane. These songs are still vital, and important, and if you see the Operation Respect program, it’s in 22,000 schools; kids are singing all over the country. When I was singing at the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington, with Paul, I called the attorney for Trayvon Martin’s parents, and we sang with them. And then we sang with Mark Barden, who lost his 7-year-old son Daniel at Newtown. And that image — just seeing us together — made a very strong statement: On the shoulders of what we are celebrating today, we must stop the violence. And I’m not just talking about gun violence, I’m talking about emotional violence, and I’m talking about all the things that contribute to the ongoing reality of that. Music was one of the ways that we powerfully established the sense of the importance of we-ness, of togetherness, of caring about each other. Believing in each other. I’m not talking about somebody up there singing on American Idol. I’m talking about music that people sang together. To play devil’s advocate, one could say the world has changed a lot. Do people still get that visceral feeling you’re talking about? Can you still bring people together with music today? Peter Yarrow: Yeah, with Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Denver … up in Wisconsin, with the Factivists … with music that’s on the top of the charts? Absolutely not. But does that negate it? No, it’s just a terrible pity that the


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music business has so commodified the music world … what is promoted by the record companies, to a large degree, is music that is titillating and salacious. Why, because it sells the most records! Now, that is not categorically the case. Certainly the DJs who create these dance things — and this is a huge industry now — are creating a sense of celebration. But I’m talking about music whose content, whose intention, is to bring us together in a positive way. That, to a large degree, is left to the synagogues, the churches and mainly the summer camps. It still persists. But it does not occupy the place, alas, that it once did in our society — a place that was so meaningful. Innumerable people have said “That was the beginning of my consciousness. That awakened in me a whole perspective on spirituality, on what I could do in my life that would be meaningful. It was my awakening to activism and political inquiry.” Music was a hugely important partner in that evolution of the Greening of America in the ‘60s and ‘70s. CS


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about typing and texting. I don’t have the same proficiency that people with 10 fingers do. That’s not to say some people who are missing digits don’t type proficiently! But I’ve taken classes to learn how to type as a seven-fingered person and it doesn’t seem to work out very well. [laughs] What persona can we expect to show up at this performance?

by Jessica Leigh Lebos | jll@connectsavannah.com

Artist Liz Gibson mixes up media like a skilled chef tosses up ingredients: Digital photography, video clips, paint, clay, costumes, song and spoken word find their way into her pieces. It all adds up to a crackling stir-fry that stimulates the visual and visceral senses. But there’s more to Gibson than color and play. Born with only two fingers on her right hand, the Pennsylvania native explores perceptions about birth defects and diversity, and her work can include wildlydressed characters, massive backdrops and tongue-in-cheek social statements (last Thanksgiving she put an original spin on the pervasive children’s craft project with a series of “twofingered turkeys.”) She has coined a term to describe the empowering effect of using her “deformity” in her performances: Deformance art. Gibson brings her funny and thoughtful one-woman show, “The Luck of the Draw and Other Tales of Unnatural Selection,” to the Indigo Sky Gallery this Friday, Oct. 11 in honor of Disability Awareness Month. She spoke with Connect from Jacksonville, where she teaches 3-D design and visual art at the University of North Florida.

Do you feel like your two-fingered hand has hampered you in any way?

Have you always incorporated your physical difference into your artwork? Liz Gibson: I’ve always been an artist, even before I knew what an artist was. Since I was little, I’ve written poems, wrote songs. I did a lot of drawing and painting and was interested in fashion and hair, so that streak has always been in me. When it came time to go to college, there was no question of me taking up any

academic discipline other than art. But I didn’t really talk about the topic of my deformity because I was shy. That transformation happened as an undergrad at USF in Tampa, and I did a piece called “The Three-Legged Fox.” That was the first time I started to put myself into my own work.

Artist Liz Gibson as her character Ben Wa Betty

Liz Gibson: I went through stages. When I was younger, it was more of an embarrassing thing. When I was a teenager, it had influences and effects on the way I felt perceived. Once I got past the teenage years, the experience became one of acceptance. I truly accepted it the point that it didn’t hamper me at all in terms of the way I perceive myself. I found solace in stories, especially The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, the sister character who’s very insecure. You’re led to believe in the play that she has some deformity or infirmity — he doesn’t specify it exactly — something to do with her foot. There’s a huge part that talks about her struggle and that was very affirming to me. It does have a physical limitation for me especially as the world becomes more

Liz Gibson: The character that I’m performing as in Savannah is called Ben Wa Betty, and she’s my archetypal teenager. The show is called “Luck of the Draw and Other Tales of Unnatural Selection,” and the stories are about being a teenager and finding your way to fit in. Looks are so important as a teenager, and if you just happen to be by genetic luck somewhat nice-looking, but also by “unluck” someone with a birth defect, it makes for a weird mixture. There would be times, because my deformity is so small, that I could easily put my hand in a pocket and hide it, subconsciously or intentionally. So say a boy who didn’t know about it would like me, and flirt with me or maybe even ask me out, and I’d have to make decisions that most teenagers would even have to think about. Do I show him my hand now? or what? I experimented with it — there was no guidebook showing me how to go. It was a very confusing time. And on top of it all, I was the only person I knew with any kind of birth defect so I was very alone in that struggle. I also just happened to go to high school during the time when being a freak became something to fetishize, something to want to be. People started dyeing their hair strange colors and piercing their faces. These were the same people I had gone to school with since kindergarten who made fun of me because I was different and were now going to great lengths to make themselves strangely different. It was a weird dynamic. Is the show appropriate for all ages? Liz Gibson: Definitely! Whether you have a physical abnormality or anything else you might be overly


What do you want people to come away with after the “deformance”? Liz Gibson: October is Disability Awareness month, but awareness is kind of a generic word. More than awareness, I want to promote the idea

and appreciation of diversity, not just to people with some kind of physical impairment but anything that makes us different. Ultimately, the thing that makes us different is the most empowering. There’s an importance to it — getting back to the idea of anomalies, it’s better that there are things that are different and that diversity exists. Sure, on a poetic level, you could say everything would be boring, but diversity does more than make things not boring — it helps to move everything forward. Not just for the individual but also for society. It puts other people in a place where they have to ask the important questions about how they perceive others and how they perceive themselves. cs “The Luck of the Draw and Other Tales of Unnatural Selection” by Liz Gibson When: 7pm, Friday, Oct. 11 (approx. 40 min) Where: Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave Cost: Free Info: indigoskycommunitygallery.com

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self-aware about, you feel like it’s the worst thing that could ever happen to you, it’s bad luck. There’s hopefully another moment in your life when you’re a mature adult when you feel like you’ve learned some of life’s most important lessons. And suddenly this strange transformation happens where the thing you perceived as bad luck is then good luck. I also think about natural selection and anomalies. In scientific study, anomalies are where evolution happens. That aberrant evolutionary trait can possibly lead to a better life. So it’s a metaphor for my own deformity that led me to have the life I have and be the artist I am. I did a show in 2008 called “Anomaly 1 in 1000” where I covered the gallery in handprints of my right hand. I wanted people to be immersed in a world where everything is one way and you are different.

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Clockwise from above: A member of ‘Ta Pedia’ performs a distinctive dance move during rehearsal as Stamata Karfakis claps to the beat; the GOYA troupe in full costume; Goyans rehearse for the Festival

Savannah Greek Festival this weekend features traditional dances, with a bit of creative improvisation by Jim Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

For over 60 years, Savannah has enjoyed the delicious food offered at the annual Greek Festival. And rightly so. But this year we thought we’d pay some attention to another key part of Greek culture very much in evidence at each year’s gathering at the Hellenic Center: The dancing. Three different dance groups, derived mostly from the congregation of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, are featured performers each year. There’s Ta Pedia, the children’s group (the name literally just means “The Children), the adult group, and the high-school age group comprising members of the congregation’s Greek Orthodox Youth of America (always called GOYA or Goyans). They come out in turn onto halfcourt of the well-traveled gym floor of the Hellenic Center and entertain the feasting crowd with the distinctive, counterclockwise circular dancing of the Greek folk tradition. It’s accompanied by Greek music that’s simultaneously festive and mysterious, winding through non-Western scales and

asymmetrical time signatures. The most common and easiest dance — and the one that brings out the most non-Greeks to the dance floor during the Festival — is the Kalamatiano. Named after the Kalamata region, the Kalamatiano, despite its happy nature and ancient origin going back to Homeric times, has quite a somber backstory. “The women of Kalamata refused to submit to Turkish rule,” explains Stamata Karfakis, a congregation member helping to organize the dancing this year. “So they danced the Kalamatiano off the side of a mountain, committing suicide rather than surrender.” Indeed, Greek dancing is traditionally separated by gender. “The girl’s dances are often to show how attractive they are to boys, to sort of show themselves off to attract a boyfriend,” says Karfakis. “While the men’s dances are more about movement,

more about jumping and athleticism.” Then there’s the tradition of solo male dancing, the smoldering, slow, zembekiko of “Zorba The Greek” fame, acting out age-old legends of gangsters and passion and proud Balkan machismo. The only problem — similar to the problem faced by many a ballet troupe across the country — is that there are just never enough boys to go around. So expect to see girls and guys dancing together at all of the performances this weekend by all three local troupes. “Sometimes we’ll call something a boy’s dance, because there’s a lot of movement and jumping, and girls wouldn’t do that traditionally,” Karfakis says. “But because we don’t have so many boys, we do incorporate that.” When you watch the Goyans dance this year, you’re watching a part of congregation history: For the first time, St. Paul’s GOYA is sending dancers to a Greek dancing competition in Orlando this coming January. “A lot of churches have their own

dance groups, and they get together and compete with each other, but next year will be our first time competing with them,” says Karfakis. Except these competitions are very different from the informal gatherings at Greek Festivals. “The actual competitions are very strict,” Karfakis explains. “The dance you perform has to be authentically from a certain region, the costumes have to be from that region and have to be exact. You can spend hours and days going over them all.” To make sure the Goyans are up to speed for the Orlando regionals, “We’re actually having someone come from Charleston to this year’s Festival to watch the kids to see if they’re prepared,” says Karfakis. “But the kids will be ready. They really enjoy the dancing.” cs Savannah Greek Festival When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday Where: Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson Cost: $2 Thurs. and Fri. after 4 p.m. and all day Saturday Info: savannahgreekfest.com


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By Jenny Dunn

When asked which literary icon he’d ape for Halloween, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Olen Butler doesn’t miss a beat. “William Shakespeare,” he says, and then pauses for a minute, maybe to reaffirm what his gut is telling him, maybe for dramatic effect, or maybe our mobile connection just fizzled out since he’s out on some back road in Alabama, between stops on his latest book tour talking on speakerphone. “Yeah, I think Shakespeare’s the guy.” If all the world’s a stage, Butler struts and frets upon it with a dozen novels, six volumes of short fiction, a live writing video lecture series, and beaucoup literary awards; awards that include two National Magazine Awards, a NEA Fellowship, a Guggenheim grant, a couple of Pushcart Prizes and various other slings and arrows. The Florida State professor just stuck yet another quill in his cap last May, when he took home the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature. “Before I started writing really well, I wrote five god-awful novels, 44 dreadful short stories, and 12 terrible full-length plays,” Butler admits in bursts of ambient crackle. “It was all bad for many reasons, but the fundamental reason was that I was writing from my head, not my unconscious, not my senses, not my body.” Butler believes that writing comes from the unconscious mind, a place he calls your “white-hot center,” a blissed-out and crunchy trance state where dreams are perchance born or made. A theoretical place where Butler advises artists never to flinch while staring down their demons. “And it never gets easier,” he tells me. “It only gets harder. But coming to that understanding — that artists

are not intellectuals, they are sensualists — was part of the process of going from writing badly, which I did a heck of a lot of, to writing well.” Butler’s theory holds a resonant appeal for writers who aren’t exactly great thinkers — those of us who will always have to clunk and grope our way into the words. “Creating a work of art is an act of discovery,” Butler says. “We do not know what ideas might be latent in a work. We don’t start out with them. All great ideas flow out of an examination of moment-to-moment life experience.” Butler’s ideas seem to run contrary to that of many other authors. The literary giantess Joan Didion once said she wrote to delve deeper, to know what was in her own mind. “But what does Joan Didion mean when she says ‘she writes to know her own mind’?” Butler intones. “I have a hunch that most artists, real artists, they say ‘mind’ — even if they think they mean ‘mind’ — but in the moment of creation, it’s not actually their mind at all.” The guy is a pretty credible source, having written more than a dozen books that span time, place and audience. His oeuvre warbles sci-fi with Mr. Spaceman, young adult with The Deuce, nonfiction with From Where We Dream. His short stories have graced the pages of The New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, The Atlantic Monthly and GQ. He penned a novel set entirely in Hell (aptly called Hell) and a “new old-fashioned romance” (according to Oprah) called The Small Hotel. Butler’s 1993 collection of short stories about the Vietnam War, A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain, earned him a Pulitzer.

Butler: ‘Creating a work of art is an act of discovery... All great ideas flow out of an examination of moment-to-moment life experience.’

Presently, he’s two books deep in a series that beats particularly close to his heart, with a character more like himself than he’s ever written before. This latest launch is historical fiction subgenre-d as spy thrillers based on a short story from the collection, Had a Good Time. The first two books, The Hot Country and The Star of Istanbul were released in 2012 and 2013. He’s now 85,000 words deep into the third in the series, Empire of Night, with 15-20,000 more to go. It’s a moot point to ask Butler where he gets his ideas, since he believes art doesn’t come from ideas per se, or even from the conscious mind. So I ask him to elaborate on the white-hot center: Does it exist somewhere in the ether and the white hot center just mainlines into it? Does the white-hot center frack its way into a story? Or is the story inside the white hot center from the get-go?

“I think it’s something that’s created in the moment of the writing. It’s not a pre-existing structure that we find our way to,” he answers. “It’s a dynamic creation of a character who is deeply born from the white-hot center. We put that character into a world, a circumstance, where his or her yearning is challenged and thwarted. And we let that character and that yearning and that world around her have its way. “In short, the process I’m describing would be of the ‘we-create-it’ variety. Or it creates itself through us.” cs Lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St. on Telfair Square When: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 Details: Free and open to the public. Reception and book signing immediately follow the lecture.


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You’ve never seen a menu like this in your life, guaranteed. When a server arrives at the table, most diners expect to be presented with a list of starters and main courses, maybe with a section of available sides. It’s the way it’s been done since a Frenchman named Boulanger opened the first documented restaurant in 1765 in Paris, and few have toyed with this simple model (unless you count the drive-thru window, which you shouldn’t.) Culinary trends may evolve and shift (remember bacon sundaes?), but the organization of la carte du jour appears sacrosanct. But a meal at 22 Square is well worth a little clarification. Here dishes are grouped by their main ingredients, almost all of which are sourced from within 100 miles of its open kitchen inside the Andaz hotel on Ellis Square. “It’s interactive,” explains head server Lexi Balaouing after delivering a round of hand-crafted cocktails from the bar. “Instead of just picking out an appetizer or an entrée, you have to get involved with where your meal comes from.” While bringing seasonal farm fare to the table isn’t new, 22 Square may be the first to give it top billing:

Fresh-picked vegetables star in crepes, tarts, curries and salads. Local grassfed beef comes as a burger, satay, handcut tartare or as the day’s special tenderloin. Pasture-raised chicken and pork finds its way into savory soups, as barbecue sliders or panseared over housemade pasta. And there’s always a fish special that came from a local boat that morning. It’s a kind of conscious feasting that inspired Executive Chef Lauren Teague to switch up an age-old gastronomic tradition. “We wanted to showcase the farmers, so we organized the menu around the food they grow,” says Chef Teague. “They’re the ones who should get the credit.” And these aren’t just any ol’ farmers, these are our farmers: Most of the meat and veggies come from nearby Hunter Cattle Company and Walker Farms, both mainstays at the Forsyth Farmers Market. Seafood, including wild-caught shrimp and oysters, comes from Matthew’s Seafood off Highway 80. Chef Teague calls it a win-win partnership that supports the local food movement and satisfies committed foodies. “When we stay local, we minimize

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that incorporates distinctive Southern flourishes, its lobby flowing seamlessly into bar to family-style seating to sunny dining room, all looking out massive windows onto the fun and frolic of Ellis Square. The name of the restaurant, 22 Square, honors General Oglethorpe’s original vision while celebrating all things local. The ebullient Teague also serves as the Food and Beverage Director for the 151-room Andaz, which means every edible from the cocktail garnishes to the goodies in the mini bars (look for Chocolat by Adam Turoni) gets her stamp of approval. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York City, the New Jersey native came Chef Teague at 22SQ’s open stovetop to cooking in a roundabout way: While waiting for her big break as a ballerina of chevre and a strip of crispy chicken on Broadway, she found herself waiting skin. Charcuterie plates brimming with tables. ripe orchard fruit. Tender five-spiced “Everyone comes to New York thinkpork belly with rice noodles in tangy ing they’re going to be famous, then you miso broth. realize you may be good, but you’re not Carried over from summer is the that good,” she remembers. “I found out sautéed wild-caught shrimp served atop I really liked working in restaurants, so sweet pea-and-pinot noir risotto — an I decided to go to school for front of the exquisite and cosmopolitan take on the house management. ubiquitous shrimp n’ grits. “But at CIA, you have to take every“That one’s a real crowd pleaser,” thing. The thing is, I had never even winks the chef. boiled water.” Also new this fall is the SouthernSoon enough, she was swirling a fine inspired “meat and three”: 22 Square roux and butchering whole pigs with translates this traditional protein-andher CIA classmates. But she says the veggie pairing into gluten-free entrée real learning came from working on the options that are under 600 calories for line under the command of passionate portion-conscious guests. Those not chefs who took the time to show her the counting calories may have to make tricks of the trade — and maybe a few their way here just for a luscious scoop secrets. of Leopold’s raspberry ice cream mixed Fifteen years later, the role others with Italian wedding cookies — excluplayed in her education has not been sive to 22 Square. forgotten. Teague quietly mentors her The restaurant also serves brunch, staff and challenges them to use every a glorious repast of cooked-to-order last celery stalk and bit of meat as part organic omelettes, house-smoked of her philosophy of conscious consalmon, baked goodies (that might sumption. (Sous chef Mike Finkenaur include red velvet beignets or pumpkin even renders fat from broth bones to funnel cakes) and a garnish-your-own make soap scented with lavender grown Bloody Mary/mimosa bar. In another in the upstairs garden!) Teague also turn of tradition, brunch is served on works with local children to spark their Saturday and Sundays until 1 p.m. interest in healthy eating and attends “A lot of our hotel guests check in on regular community check-in meetings Friday and leave Sunday — why rush at Gadsen Elementary, where students through it?” asks Teague, inviting locals can earn lunch at the 22 Square with to enjoy this splendid “extended breakhigh academic performance. fast” spread as well. “I think it’s important to motivate As much as 22 Square defies conkids with rewards,” she says. “It’s a small vention, however, it adheres to the thing for me to do, but it means the time-honored Savannah premise of world to them.” homespun hospitality. Moving busily among the burners “We want people to feel at home behind the long island in the lounge20theE.chefBroughton St •” reflects 912.236.5464 here, Chef Teague of the livinglike dining area, and her staff Sun-Wed 5pm-12am • Thurs-Sat 5pm-2:30am • themiragesavannah.com room atmosphere of the place. prepare items from the new fall menu: “We love company.” cs Roasted tomato served with a dollop

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Toasting the past, tossing toward the future Your Pie pairs hand-crafted pizzas with craft beer “CREATE your own path, and if it’s a worthy path, people will join you.” Those are the words Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, spoke in a TEDx on reinventing beer. Paul Childers heard those words and decided to apply them to his own entrepreneurial endeavor: re-imagining the neighborhood pizza joint. When Childers, a native Savahannian, first learned about the promise of the Your Pie restaurant franchise, he was sold. “Your Pie is taking an old concept and adding a new presentation to it,” he says. “People, growing up, have warm and fond memories of pizza; but it’s grown a little stale.” In a strategy that coincidentally mirrors that of Dogfish Head (Childers’ favorite brewery), Your Pie updated the concept of the pizza restaurant by looking to the past. With Dogfish Head, that lied in reconstructing ancient ales from early civilizations, like their Chateau Jiahu with a list of

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ingredients sourced from a 9,000 year old Chinese tomb. Thankfully, no archaeological experience was needed for Your Pie’s revelation, as Italians have kept their methods in place for centuries. Childers recounts the company’s roots: “The founder of Your Pie went on vacation with his wife of Italian ancestry, and what he saw there was the old way of doing it. Everybody had a brick oven in their backyard and made small pizzas. It’s a family gathering.” That concept of family is important to Childers, whose son Michael is also closely involved in the running of their two Savannah Your Pie locations. “I graduated school and decided that sitting on the phone and answering emails every day wasn’t for me,” says Michael. So, he found himself helping out with the stores and encouraged expansion in an unexpected way — establishing Your Pie as a go-to spot for craft beer enthusiasts. It’s rare for a chain restaurant to forge a unique identity from its sister locations. That’s the entire point of a franchise, after all. These readymade business opportunities offer

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entrepreneurs a way to get a head start in the extremely competitive world of food service. Why try to adapt a proven format? But specializing in craft beer as well as hand-made pizzas just made sense, particularly because the growing world of specialty ales are a passion of both father and son. Their craft beer journeys even started at the same time. “I just got bored with beers. They all seemed to be the same” says Paul. “Craft beer is a journey, not a destination.” That revelation came only a few years ago. Now, they find themselves in the position of being ambassadors to craft beer by refusing to carry many mass-produced (but still very popular) beers from major players like MillerCoors and AnheuserBusch. Instead they steer customers to offerings from smaller artisanal breweries like Stone, Allagash, Savannah’s own Southbound and, of course, Dogfish Head. For those beer drinkers whose current experiences may not extend past the industry leaders like Bud Light, Michael is quick with suggestions. “It’s easy to transition to the wheats like Allagash White or Southbound’s Wit with the lighter, lemongrass flavors. The Tybee Blonde from Coastal Empire is another great transitional beer. You would probably stay away

from something that looks like chocolate milk.” That craft beer advocacy has expanded into a series of craft beer tasting nights highlighting some of their favorite breweries. The events include rare, limited edition and highly coveted beers, as well as tasting flights for those wanting to experience and compare a broad range of flavors. Hosted at their Sandfly location in the Norwood Shopping Center, Your Pie’s newly upgraded patio space makes for a perfect socializing environment. “With the oak trees, it’s a little urban-meets-country and the outside was a perfect expansion for us. The outside seating gives us a cross between a mingling/gathering place and traditional dining” says Michael. The first tap takeover of the fall will be October 10 and features beers from Founders Brewing Co. of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Westbrook Brewing Co. based in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Four additional events continue through December. Paul believes Your Pie and these craft breweries have a lot in common. “As an entrepreneur myself, I love what these guys had to fight for. From being able to brew to government regulations and getting around the big guys not allowing them shelf space or bar taps. They kept fighting their way. It’s a David and Goliath story. Despite all of their obstacles they succeeded.” cs 2013 Your Pie Tap Takeovers October 10 - Westbrook and Founders October 24 - Dogfish Head November 7 - Terrapin and Southbound November 21 - Allagash December 12 - Stone All events held at the Sandfly location (7360 Skidaway Road) RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/ YourPieSavannah/events. Co-hosted by BrewDrinkRun.com View upcoming Savannah craft beer events at: brewdrinkrun.com/events


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The art also rises

The soon-to-be Art Rise Savannah gallery is currently exhibiting work from Sami Lee Woolhiser.

Desotorow announces change of name and expansion of mission By Paula S. Fogarty

Another First Friday Art March last week found the expanding underground art galleries south of Gaston brimming with bright young things and usual suspects. Much of the talk in the galleries centered around Desotorow Gallery’s announcement that they received their first grant from the city to expand their non-profit efforts to support artist exhibitions. The gang at Desotorow has been in charge of organizing the gallery efforts south of Gaston, and as of January 2014 will change their name to Art Rise Savannah. Lauren Flotte, president of Desotorow, explains, “Art Rise Savannah will expand the Desotorow fellowhips beyond our own gallery into others and support thirty-day fellowship exhibitions for artists.” The newly-named organization is also now ready to solicit members from levels of $35 and up. This is great news in a city where SCAD MFA grads must pay for their thesis exhibitions.

Additionally, the Art Rise Savannah website will offer an online chronicle of the arts called Savannah Art Informer. Inside Desotorow Gallery, Sami Lee Woolhiser’s fellowship exhibition “Translations” explores relationships between materials, images, form and viewers. Of her work, the artist says that “working in painting, installation and sculpture, the medium of a piece is determined by the work itself. It knows what it is and what it should be.” Her exhibition is up for a month and provokes viewers to think about

the relationships between materials and forms. On my way out, she gave me the best take-away art quote of the night: “Making things is never a waste of time.” Hear, hear! More explorations of materials through were found at Non Fiction Gallery’s packed house of enthusiasts for an exhibition by the dynamic duo of Akiyo Kaneko and Daniela Izaguirre titled “Kokeshi.” The objects examine what the artists call “the disconnected story of human relationships” through the eyes of Japanese Kokeshi dolls. The interactive installation of fiber sculpture is worth a look. But moreover, the overall mixture of fibers, painting, sculpture and installations is shrouded in a mysterious aura from a faraway land. This one is highly imaginative, to say the least. Art marchers found a new twist in the mix of items on display at Sicky Nar Nar, with a standing room only trunk show of vintage clothing and an art historian reading tarot cards.

Funky fashion and fortunes all in one place! This is in keeping with this upscale, hippified gallery’s goal to welcome new ideas. The rising tide of Savannah’s underground art scene, now augmented by Art Rise Savannah’s increased funding of exhibitions, will be something to watch. I question whether the Hostess City’s charmed, yet dirty, face is going to be scrubbed up a bit by these efforts. I am reminded of T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Let us not ask, “What is it?” Let us go and make our visit. In the room The women come and go Talking of Michelangelo Surely, the yellow fog of Prufrock’s world still rubs its muzzle on the window panes of these new galleries, but surely things are bound to change. Get out and make the visit and join the metamorphosis of art galleries south of Gaston. For more info visit www.artmarchsavannah.com. cs


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Ice or Salt — Iconic and re-

cent works by artist Ellen Gallagher. An original and focused look at the artist’s gridded forms, and use of incision and excision to extend the centrifugal aspect of her mapping. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Lecture: The Arts of Everyday in the Islamic World — Dr. Walter Denny,

an expert on arts of the Islamic world. Accompanying the Telfair’s Allure of the Near East exhibition. $5 students/$12 non-members/free to members Thu., Oct. 10, 6 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St.

Leonardo Drew: Selected Works — Elaborate ab-

SCAD Museum of Art Family Day — Gallery

Work by Phyllis Tildes at the JEA Gallery

activities, workshops and demonstrations offered throughout the museum, along with music in the museum courtyard and a special appearance by SCAD mascot. Free and open to the public Sat., Oct. 12, 1-4 p.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Petite Mort,” together with selected film stills. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Armstrong “Alumni Homecoming” Exhibition — The

Continuing Abrie Fourie: Oblique —

Guest curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, Abrie Fourie’s exhibition follows the publication of the artist’s monograph of the same name published in 2011 in Berlin. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St. Alex Prager: Mise-en-scène — Features two of Alex

Prager’s recent short films, “Despair” and “La

Armstrong Invitational Alumni Art Exhibition. Gallery reception: October 25. Fine Arts Gallery (Armstrong Atlantic State University), 11935 Abercorn St., Fine Arts Hall.

Birdmusic: Suzanne Jackson — Paintings, Drawings

and Mono-prints influenced by jazz music. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Composition: Photographs by Karen Abato — Her first

show of photos, featuring images from various music events. Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Contemporary Southern Landscape — The unique

landscape 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.

Desotorow’s Exhibition Fellowship program. — De-

signed to give all artists and/or artistic groups a chance to showcase their work in a professional, public gallery. Winter Exhibition Fellowship submissions are currently open until Oct. 31. Information: desotorow. org/exhibition-fellowship. Desotorow Gallery, 2427 Desoto Ave.

Exhibition by Diana Al-Hadid — Large-scale gypsum

and metal sculptures, small bronzes and drawings. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Fifth Annual “Five by Seven” Show and Sale benefiting Hospice Savannah — Over

150 miniature masterpieces on exhibit and for sale by silent auction. Final bids and closing reception Fri. Oct. 18, 5:307pm. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

The Ghost Within — New

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

Here Begin the Terrors, Here Begin the Miracles —

A two-woman art show with paintings by Kelley Hagemes and Juliana Peloso. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

“God on Broadway”

stract sculptural installations and compositions and selected works on paper. Sculptures are often composed of found objects, wood and fabrics, and explore many themes including our diverse personal histories. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Mu Jemog (untitled) —

Recent paintings and mixed media by Ma Nong. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. New York Accents — An exhibition of visual art, decorative and fine art objects exploring the rich influence of New York on Savannah. Museum admission. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Allure of the Near East: Treasures From the Huntington Museum of Art’s Touma Collection — Ex-

Paul Bloodgood: This Inch of Wholeness — Abstract

paintings by New Yorkbased artist and former SCAD artist in residence. Pei Ling Chan Gallery and Garden for the Arts, 322 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.

Pierre Gonnord: Portraying the South — A new series

of commissioned photographs by French photographer in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the death of Nobel Prizewinning author William Faulkner. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Reverie: Claire Rosen photography — Recent photo-

graphs by SCAD alumna. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Richard Coyne and Mary Ingalls — Gallery 209’s Oc-

tober exhibition. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. Phyllis Tildes — Octo-

ber art show at the JEA features the Lowcountrythemed work of this award-winning author and illustrator of 18 children’s books. JEA, 5111 Abercorn St.

Translations by Sami Lee Woolhiser — Woolhiser’s

hibition features more than 70 objects from a broad geographical area including the Middle East, Turkey, Indian sub-continent, North Africa and Europe and spanning 20 centuries. Jepson Center, 207 West York St.

work combines an array of materials that bring attention to moments that go unnoticed. Digital Sculpture Workshop: October 11, 2-4pm Woolhiser show examples of her process. Desotorow Gallery, 2427 Desoto Ave. cs

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To listen to some overzealous scribes tell it, writer-director Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is so much the instant masterpiece that it almost makes Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey look as accomplished as Plan 9 from Outer Space by comparison. Well, no. To be frank, it’s not even Cuaron’s best picture, not with Y Tu Mama Tambien and Children of Men on his resume. Yet what it lacks in sociopolitical heft and laser-point characterizations it makes up for in sheer visual spectacle, with a side plate of spiritual musing to allow it to emerge as more than just an industrial light and magic show. It’s an absorbing movie that definitely needs to be seen - and definitely needs to be seen in IMAX 3-D (for once, the extra expense is worth it). After that initial viewing - particularly when it’s viewed on a flat screen TV down the road - it’s anybody’s guess how it will hold up. For now, Cuaron places us in outer space in a manner designed to take breaths away.

Working with director of photography Emmanuel Lubezski and a crack FX team to create a you-are-there environment, he puts us in the company of Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney), two members of the Explorer space shuttle crew. Kowalski is a wisecracking veteran astronaut, so comfortable with his job that he can perform it while regaling the folks at Mission Control with tales of his past exploits on Earth (Mardi Gras, to be specific). Stone, on the other hand, is a rookie rocketeer, all frayed nerves and bouts of self-doubt on her first voyage into space. Their patch-up mission is going as planned until the debris from a destroyed Russian satellite heads their continues on p. 38

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way, crippling the space shuttle and killing everyone except Kowalski and Stone. (Trust me, this is not a spoiler: These poor souls are deemed expendable even more quickly than those unfortunate “redshirts” who accompanied Kirk and McCoy down to a planet’s surface and were always eliminated well before the commercial break.) Stone is understandably a panicky mess as she’s free-floating through space with her suit’s oxygen supply running perilously low; that leaves it to Kowalski to not only offer her the necessary support but also devise a plan that will allow them to safely return to Earth. That’s a tall order, given the nonfunctional status of the Explorer and the fact that the neighboring space station is just a small dot on the horizon, almost certainly too far to be reached when Stone’s diminished air supply and Kowalski’s diminished fuel supply are taken into account. Houston, we have a problem indeed. Like Roger Deakins and Michael Ballhaus, Lubezski is a brilliant cinematographer who should have won an Oscar years ago (past credits include Sleepy Hollow, Children of Men and The Tree of Life). I suspect he might finally cop one for this film, which registers as such an extraordinary technical feat that college film courses of the future might place it in regular rotation as required viewing. There’s one shot that’s certain to become a classic on its own: An image of a fetal-positioned Stone, it’s the most significant when it comes to providing the film with a connection to 2001 and its iconic Star Child. Indeed, all of the visuals are so staggering, so awe-inspiring, that they bring up thoughts of the existence of God (or not; take your pick), the mysteries of the universe and the fatal beauty of everything that surrounds us without any need for accompanying text. But we do get that text, in the form of a past tragedy that haunts Stone and informs her every move. On paper, I could take or leave this narrative thread, but Bullock’s excellent performance - the best of her career - makes me glad it’s there, as she navigates the attendant emotions beautifully. Although the role is hardly a stretch, Clooney is fine as the smooth

operator who’s quick on his feet (even in weightless space) and even quicker in his head, and it’s a nice touch to have Ed Harris provide the voice from Mission Control (Harris, of course, performed similar MC duty as the man who brought Tom Hanks and company home in Apollo 13 and even donned the astronaut suit himself in The Right Stuff). While the sparse screenplay cowritten by Cuaron and his son Jonas Cuaron will strike some as suitably thrifty and others as appallingly threadbare, there’s no denying it sports a few moldy conventions. Did Clooney’s Kowalski really have to be an astronaut who’s on his last assignment before he’s set to retire? Does one poignant sequence have to so completely ape one from Brian De Palma’s painful Mission to Mars? And, most crucially, did the Cuarons really have to include a gotcha moment in their film? There’s a late sequence that’s so thuddingly obvious and stupid, it either should have been excised or presented in a different manner. As it stands, it will provide a brief moment of joy for the slow thinkers in the audience while inducing groans from almost everyone else. Stripped of its bells and whistles, will Gravity stand the test of time? It’s impossible to predict, but never mind: The present is our primary concern, and this eye-popper of a movie demands to be viewed in the spectacular now.

DON JON

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the talented young actor who’s appeared in such hits as Inception and (500) Days of Summer, stars as the title character in Don Jon, a comedy that also marks his feature-film writing and directing debuts. Centering around the recreational use of online porn, the film’s general, uh, thrust concerns Jon as he must decide whether to continue his lifelong habit of watching erotica or give it all up for his new girlfriend Barbara (Scarlett Johansson), a woman who is grossed out by it and demands that he choose between her and his online ladies. Being a novice behind the camera, we can pretty much expect GordonLevitt to allow his story to unfold - and end - in one of two ways. The more conventional is that Jon does indeed unplug himself from porn and

devote his life exclusively to Barbara; the other is that he follow the advice that Dan Savage regularly doles out in his Savage Love column and elect to DTMFA, cutting loose an unreasonable woman who would require him to make such an extreme choice and sticking with the smut. But hold the phone: Proving he’s more than just a pretty face, Gordon-Levitt goes beyond these simplistic choices in his screenplay and blazes the way with a neat series of turns that left me surprised by the story’s developments and impressed with its creator’s generosity of spirit and understanding of human nature. The script’s wild card comes in the form of Julianne Moore as Esther, a woman Jon meets in his communitycollege class. Jon is initially annoyed by this sad person who pries into his affairs and appears to want to share her baggage with him, but as time passes, he realizes he could use another friend. More than anyone else, Esther proves to be the character that allows Don Jon to upgrade from being a humorous and perceptive movie about naughty Internet connections into a heartfelt and perceptive movie about necessary human connections.

RUSH

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The latest picture from the Frost/ Nixon team of director Ron Howard and writer Peter Morgan, relates the story of the bitter rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt, the highly competitive Formula 1 drivers who hated each other with a burning passion back in the 1970s. There’s just one thing: Lauda and Hunt were actually friends in real life. Ah, well, damn veracity and full speed ahead. While dramatic license was clearly applied to give the film its skeletal outline, it gets so many other details right that it even has the full blessing of Lauda himself (Hunt passed away years ago). And it doesn’t completely stint on the reallife dynamics of both men, who were fierce rivals on the racetrack and pursued markedly different lives off it. The British Hunt (played by American actor Chris Hemsworth) is clearly the more outgoing of the pair, with a pronounced interest in sex (though it’s not mentioned in the film, he claimed to have slept with over 5,000 women), booze and a rock ‘n’ roll

lifestyle. He’s animated and outgoing, and everyone wants to orbit his sunny presence. In contrast, the Austrian Lauda (played by German actor Daniel Bruhl) is not very attractive (his nickname among drivers was “the rat,” due to his prominent buck teeth), tends to show little emotion and holds most people around him in contempt. The film traces their initial forays into the world of racing, with the bulk of the running time focusing on the incredible 1976 season. Lauda is the reigning Formula 1 world champion after finishing first in 1975, and this new season finds the two men’s ontrack competition being played out until the very last race of the season, a dangerous, rain-battered excursion at the Japanese Grand Prix at Mount Fuji. There’s always a chance in sports films that the scenes set away from the hard-hitting action won’t measure up, but Morgan writes the two leading characters with such complexity that there’s never a concern the drama will go flat. Initially, it’s set up that Hunt will be the audience favorite while Lauda will be his nasty antagonist, and while the movie never completely dispels that notion (particularly thanks to a scene in which Lauda shows no pity for a driver just killed in an accident), it’s balanced enough to allow sympathies to repeatedly shift. Between the excitement of the Formula 1 sequences and the excellent performances by Hemsworth and Bruhler, even those who couldn’t care less about auto racing should get a premium rush from a film that never eases up on the entertainment value.

PRISONERS

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Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners feels like an AMBER Alert writ large, using the queasy notion of missing children as a starting point for its exploration of several issues that aren’t black and white but instead rot away inside a malodorous area of gray. It’s Thanksgiving in a small Pennsylvania town, and the Dovers - dad Keller (Hugh Jackman), mom Grace (Maria Bello), teenage son Ralph (Dylan Minnette) and young daughter Anna (Erin Gerasimovich) - and the Birches - dad Franklin (Terrence Howard), mom Nancy (Viola Davis), teenage daughter Eliza (Zoe


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The Manzonis are an Italian-American family whose patriarch, Giovanni (Robert De Niro), was once a powerful Mafia figure until he elected to turn snitch. Now it’s up to FBI agent Robert Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones, looking pretty bored in his few scenes) to keep the Manzonis secure in the witness protection program,

a real problem since all of the family members - wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer), daughter Belle (Dianna Agron) and son Warren (John D’Leo) - are always blowing their covers by hurting people who annoy them. The outfit’s latest location is Normandy, France, where the Manzonis try to start fresh as the Blakes. Fat chance: Within a day or two after arrival, Dad is pummeling a dishonest plumber with a baseball bat, Mom is blowing up a supermarket run by locals who sneer at Americans’ fondness for peanut butter, Sis is using a tennis racket to thrash a high school boy making unwanted advances and Little Brother is assembling his own version of a mini-Mafia to help deal with a bullying classmate and his sycophants. Meanwhile, the mob kingpins that Giovanni betrayed continue to look high and low for him, having no success until the most improbable of clues makes its arrival stateside, literally wrapped like a present. The important takeaway here is that this is one of those rare recent occasions whereDe Niro does more than merely mug for the camera (maybe not much more, but every additional tic or tonal variation is greatly appreciated). Pfeiffer’s even better, as Maggie works her way through her perpetual anger and frustration in an effort to hold the family together. Most amusing, though, are Agron and especially D’Leo, with their characters emerging as the most original creations. Additionally, whereas most movies present teen siblings who squabble over the most inane reasons, this one details a relationship that is mutually respectful and loving - a nice change of pace. Writer-director-producer Luc Besson has shown a penchant for extreme violence in several of his films (The Professional, La Femme Nikita), and this one’s no exception. But with more humor involved than usual, he has a hard time maintaining a consistent flow, and much of the brutality comes across as cruel rather than crucial. His screenplay (based on Tonino Benacquista’s novel Malavita) is frequently as messy as these mob rub outs, with some good ideas abandoned too soon and at least two subplots that are clumsily executed and wrapped up. CS

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Borde) and young daughter Joy (Kyla Drew Simmons) - have gathered at the Birch residence for a sumptuous meal. But after Anna and Joy wander off down the street to the Dover house to fetch a toy whistle, they never return, sending the adults into a panic. The only possible clue to the girls’ whereabouts is a van previously seen parked down the street, a vehicle that’s later discovered in a parking lot. Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), a cop who reportedly has never met a case he couldn’t solve, is quick to apprehend the driver, a young man by the name of Alex Jones (Paul Dano). Keller is convinced that Alex is the one who snatched the girls, but Loki isn’t so sure: There’s no evidence in the van of foul play, and, as Paul’s aunt (Melissa Leo) confirms, Alex has the mind of a 10-year-old boy and seems unlikely to have pulled off such a caper. But there’s no convincing Keller: He alone has been privy to clues that strongly suggest the simpleminded man was responsible, so he snatches Alex at gunpoint, keeping him bound in an abandoned house and repeatedly torturing him in the hopes that a confession will eventually be whispered through bloody and battered lips. The script by Aaron Guzikowski is wonderfully dense, with very little feeling extraneous. An elderly priest (Len Cariou) battling his own demons, a young man (David Dastmalchian) even more odd than Alex, a dog dangling from a raised leash, small containers with something ominous inside (a great scene), that little red whistle - the film is like a lean cut of meat, with all the fat trimmed off and the rest providing the necessary protein to keep functioning. To its credit, Prisoners refuses to be held captive by any rigid rules of conformist conduct, choosing instead to present moviegoers with a rusty moral compass and asking them to navigate their own choppy waters.

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Activism & Politics 13th Colony Patriots

A group of conservative political activists that meets the 13th of each month. Dedicated to the preservation of the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. See Facebook page or call for information. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-604-4048. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m Tubby's Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. 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 Muffins with Mary Ellen

Alderman Mary Ellen Sprague hosts a weekly gathering for District 4 constituents every Wednesday morning. Residents and business owners of District 4 are invited to drop-in to ask questions and discuss local issues. Free and open to the public. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m. 912-659-0103. ogeecheecoffee.com/. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St. Savannah Area Young Republicans

Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr.org. 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. 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 16th Annual Trick or Trot 10k and 5k

Annual benefit run/walk on Wilmington Island hosted by Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club, to raise funds for several local and regional charitable causes. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. Through Oct. 26. TrickorTrot.net. savannah.chatham.k12. ga.us/Schools/Elementary+Schools/ Howard+Elementary/. Through Oct. 26 May Howard Elementary School, 115 Wilmington Island Road. 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. Chefs’ Table

A benefit for Kids' Cafe, an after school program for children who are at-risk for hunger, directed by America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. Cocktails, dinner, silent auction and live auction offering culinary events hosted by local celebrity chefs. The

estate & antique auction!

Plantation Club at The Landings. Black tie. $150 Tue., Oct. 15, 6 p.m. 912-7211790. mcrouch@helpendhunger.org. helpendhunger.org. Tue., Oct. 15, 6 p.m The Plantation Club (at The Landings), Skidaway Island. Cigar Box Guitar Concert featuring 'Georgia' Kyle Shiver, Roy Swindelle & Mark Molloy

A benefit for Ships of the Sea Museum. Children may attend with parents. Food and drinks available for purchase. $5 Donation Sat., Oct. 12, 6 p.m. liveoakstore.com/dubspub. Sat., Oct. 12, 6 p.m Dub's Pub, 225 West River Street. Extra Life Gaming Marathon: Benefiting The Children’s Hospital at Memorial

25-hour video game marathon on November 2 for gamers of all ages, to raise funds for The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Enrolling participants now. Free sign-up. Gamers asked to get sponsorships/donations. Through Nov. 2. extra-life.org. Through Nov. 2 Fall Festival for Coastal Empire Montessori School

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School's fall celebration at a new location this year. Free to attend. Unlimited fun wristbands for $15. Other fees: face painting, rock walll, cake walk, food. Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-6950726. hooperd12@gmail.com. Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m National Guard Armory, Eisenhower 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. . kristen@forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket. com. forsythfarmersmarket.com/. Forsyth Famers' Market, 501 Whitaker

St., South End of Forysth Park.

Karma Yoga Class for Local Charities

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

A Breast Cancer Awareness Party benefiting the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate. Throughout the month of October, Wet Willie’s will donate $8 from the sale of Koozies for Boobies tshirts, $5 from the sale of pink koozies and $1 from the sale of pink coolies (Velcro® drink container wraps). Wet Willie’s will also hand out breast cancer awareness ribbons throughout the month. Sat., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. wetwillies.com. wetwillies.com/Locations/ Savannah.html. Sat., Oct. 12, 8 p.m Wet Willie's, 101 East River St. Peacock Party

Special guest Robert Olen Butler will attend this benefit for the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, held at 4 W. Taylor Street. Silent auction, entertainment. Dress as your favorite literary luminary, or wear cocktail party attire. $100 donation Sat., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. flanneryoconnorhome.org. Sat., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m 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 resumewriting instruction, along with an outfit

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Volunteers over age 21 are needed for numerous food and wine festival

events. To volunteer, contact Jan Gourley, jan@savannahfoodandwinefest.com or 843-812-5802. Through Nov. 17. Through Nov. 17

Skidaway Island State Park Brews & Bites

The first of three nights at the park, celebrating the link between our coastal environment and our locallyproduced, coastal cuisine. Benefiting the Friends of Skidaway Island State Park. Beer from Coastal Empire Beer Company and food by Thrive Café. $30 gen. adm. $25 friends of state parks. $5 parking fee. Thu., Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m. 912-598-2300. gastateparks. org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks. org/info/skidaway/. Thu., Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52

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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.

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A benefit for Jason Statts, musician and shooting victim. Live music from Kidsyc@brandywine, Trainwrecks, Damon & The Sh!t Kickers, Bottles & Cans, Joe Nelson. Emceed by Basik Lee. Silent auction, kids games, food and beverages. $10 cash only Sun., Oct. 13, 2-8 p.m. friendsofstatts.com. musesavannah.org/. Sun., Oct. 13, 2-8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Wilmington Island Farmer' Market Masquerade Ball

A costume party benefiting the new community farmers market on Wilmington Island. Friday, November 1st, 2013, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. see website for pricing Through Nov. 1. wifarmermarket.org. shipsofthesea.org. Through Nov. 1 Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Call for Entries 3-D Artist Sought for Gallery

Seeking a 3-D artist to join this cooperative gallery. Artist must be a fulltime resident of Savannah or nearby area. Work to be considered includes sculpture, glass, ceramics and wood. If interested please submit 5-10 images of your work, plus resume/CV and biography to info@kobogallery.com. . info@kobogallery.com. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. Acting Classes: Youth Audition Prep

For actors ages 7-14. Call or check website for specific class info. Taught by First City Films. $100 Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. firstcityfilms.com/. FirstCityFilms.com. Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m First City Films, POB 8185. 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 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

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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 Casting Movie Extras: Spongebob Squarepants 2 in Savannah

Filming dates: September 30-November 8. What They're Looking for: All ages and ethnicities. Specifically: Kids ages 6-12; African Americans, Hispanic, Filipinos, & ethnically ambiguous; must be willing to work full days; ability to work multiple days is a plus; absolutely no tattoos. How to Apply: 1) Register at Marty Siu Casting at martysiucasting.com. Fill out the form and submit. 2) Email your information to: SpongebobExtras@gmail.com Include:(This is extremely important for every time you submit) Subject line--be specific: Spongebob - Gender - Age Range - Ethnicity In the body of the email: - First and Last Name -Email Address (one you check often) -Cell Phone number -Height, Weight, Age, & Ethnicity -Dates available (Keep it Simple! ie "I am avaiable only on weekends" OR "I am available on October 1-12th and 19th-Nov 8th") Through Nov. 1. SpongebobExtras@gmail.com. martysiucasting.com/. Through Nov. 1 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 rosesonthemove@gmail.com. . 912-656-6383. rosesonthemove@gmail.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. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Beginning Sign Language

Sign Language is meaningful, useful, fascinating, and fun. In this course, you’ll learn receptive and expressive skills — fingerspelling, and basic questions, statements and negations. You’ll also be introduced to the culture of the United States Deaf Community. Enroll to learn the benefits and joys of this remarkable language. $85 Thursdays, 6 p.m.. 912-651-6206. christinataylor@georgiasouthern.edu. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Thursdays, 6 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Bellydance for Fitness

This dance-based fitness class blends belly dance moves to create a core strengthening workout. These quick paced classes build heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength through core isolations. Be prepared to have fun and sweat as you shimmy. No prior dance experience is necessary. All levels are welcome. $15 for drop-in or 4 for $50 (must be used in 30 days) Tuesdays. 912-293-5727. firstcitysav@gmail.com. Tuesdays First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. 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. City of Savannah Archives: Free Classes

How to identify and request historical materials in the City's historical collections, plus highlights from the City’s collections--maps, photographs, artifacts, manuscripts and bound volumes. Hosted by the City of Savannah Library and Archives department. Free and open to the public. Must preregister. Thu., Oct. 10, 9-10 a.m. and Fri., Oct. 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 912-651-6411. lspracher@savannahga.gov. Thu., Oct. 10, 9-10 a.m. and Fri., Oct. 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction


Clay Classes

Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912351-4578. sav..claystudio@gmail.com. Boating Classes

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

Contemporary Soup dance Sundays at 3:30pm - 4:15pm. A softer genre of jazz and hip hop, this distinct dance style is an outgrowth of modern dance blended with elements of rhythm and blues. Dancers are encouraged to place emphases on the connection of the mind and body through movement. Contemporary Soul will help the recognize traditional boundaries through balance, floor work and improvisation. This class is open to ages 10+. $15 for drop-on or 4 for $50 Sundays, 3:30 p.m. 404-709-9312. inspiredanceprogram@hotmail.com. Sundays, 3:30 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr.

Tuesday in October, 6-9pm. Sponsored by Community Health Mission. Free Through Oct. 30. 912-692-1451 ext 110. chmsavannah.org. Through Oct. 30 Hispanic Center, 1 Gamble Rd.

by Community Health Mission. Free admission. Through Oct. 31. 912-692-1451 ext 110. Through Oct. 31 Hair Dazzle Beauty Salon, 620 Hwy 80, Savannah, 31408.

Free classes in Spanish on women's health, including improving health status and avoiding complications. Thursdays in October, 3-5pm. Hosted

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Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

songs and improvisation. Taught two blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. First lesson half price. . 401255-6921. a.teixeira472@gmail.com. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons

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

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DUI Prevention Group

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

Learn conversational English, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication skills. All ages. Thursdays, 7:30pm, Island Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 East. Free. 912-897-3604. 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. $30 912-354-6686. 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 912-9210667. Free Health Classes in Spanish

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

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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. Jazz Funk Dance

Jazz Funk dance Sundays at 2:30pm - 3:15pm. This dance style is a blend of jazz and funk characterized by a strong back beat, groove, and electrified sound. It implements all types of improvisational elements from soul and funk arrangements. Jazz Funk will get you in the mood to groove to the music and having fun doing it. This class is open to ages 10+. $15 for drop-in or 4 for $50 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. 404-7099312. inspiredanceprogram@hotmail. com. Sundays, 2:30 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Knitting & Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. . 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

By attending this program, you will return to your organization with a deep understanding of the Six Sigma approach, proven tools for implementing the Define/Measure/Analyze/Improve/ Control (DMAIC) methodology to a project and a Green Belt Certification. Call for discounts. Mon., Oct. 14, 8 a.m. 9129667913. brandy.mai@pe.gatech. edu. savannah.gatech.edu. Mon., Oct. 14, 8 a.m Georgia Institute of Technology, 210 Technology Cir. 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. Lyrical Fusion Dance

Lyrical Fusion dance Sundays at 4:30pm - 5:00pm. This dance style is a combination of ballet, jazz and contemporary styles. Dancers will be instructed how to perform precise movements while conveying the emotion of a song's lyrics through dance. Lyrical Fusion will challenges the dancer's flexibility and their ability to perform with emotion. This class is open to ages 10+. $15 for drop-in or 4 for $50 Sundays, 4:30 p.m. 404-709-9312. inspiredanceprogram@ hotmail.com. Sundays, 4:30 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Music Instruction

Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering instruction by professional musicians. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com 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, ddrums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, flute, woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. . 912-692-8055. smisavannah@gmail.com. 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. 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. . 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@colonialquilts.us. 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. Russian Language Classes

Learn to speak Russian. All experience

levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. . 912-713-2718. Sewing Classes

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

Gives students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling the opportunity to use assigned readings, writing homework, and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Works of Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Ann Beattie and others will be studied. Upon completion, students will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing, and the art of revision. Offered by Georgia Southern's Continuing Education division in Savannah. Call or email for days/times/pricing. . 912644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern. edu. 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. anitraoperadiva@yahoo.com. Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 West State Street, 3rd and 4th flrs.,.

way to expose your child to Spanish literacy and world cultures. FREE second Thursday of every month, 10:30 a.m.. 864-399-4828. bilingualfamilia@gmail. com. bilingualfamilia.com. second Thursday of every month, 10:30 a.m. Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Avenue. Stress Reduction: Arising Stillness in Zen

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

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

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

Spanish Classes

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.

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 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. Spanish storytime

Come shake a maraca, toca un tambor, baile to la música, and hear a new cuento ¡en español! Stick around after storytime to read to your child in Spanish, meet other parents who share your interests, and give the children time to play with each other. This fun and engaging Spanish storytime is a great

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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. . godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com.

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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 aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call for info. . 912-695-2305. meetup. com/SavannahEnergyHealers. 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. . onebornfree@yahoo.com. Geechee Sailing Club

Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education,

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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. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA

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

A creative writing group for writers of poetry, prose, or undefinable creative ventures. Based in Savannah and a little nomadic. Meets two Thursdays a month, 5:45pm. Discussion of exercises, ideas, or already in progress pieces. Free to attend. See Facebook page savinkslingers. . 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. Knittin’ Night

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

A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. . 912-313-2230.

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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.


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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 O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Philo Cafe

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

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

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

Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. . charlesfund@gmail.com. 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

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com 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. savannahfencing@aol.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

Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events to help learn about Savannah and make new friends. . 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 savannahnokidding@gmail.com . 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. . savannahphc@yahoo.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. info@savannahstorygames.com. savannahstorygames.com. Fridays-Sundays Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Meets Thursdays from 7:30am-8:30am at the Mulberry Inn. . 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 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. . 912-572-6251. savannahwritersgroup.blogspot.com/group. 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. Spies and Mysteries Book Club

Have a great love of the dead drop, tradecraft and signals? Then this is the book club for you! We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm, 2nd floor, Southwest Chatham Lib. This months read: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. None second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Tertulia en espaĂąol 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. chesteraellis@comcast.net. 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. savh_tango@yahoo.com. Ballroom/Latin Group Class

Every Tuesday and Wednesday we will be having group classes at 8pm! Tuesdays classes will focus on FUNdamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday's classes will be more specific and advanced elements. Each class will have specific themes, so stay tuned for details. $15/person and $25/couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 912335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Wednesdays, 8 p.m Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. 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. info@cybelle3.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. firstcitysav@gmail.com. Tuesdays, 8 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Belly Dance Classes with Nicole Edge

At Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Beginners class-Wednesdays 7-8pm Advanced class-Fridays 6-7pm $15 per session, discount for Fitness on Broughton members. . 912-596-0889. edgebellydance.com. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Bellydance lessons with Happenstance Bellydance

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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. xavris21@yahoo.com. Sundays, 3 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Dance Party

Join us on Thursdays at 8pm for fun, friendship, and dancing! Parties are free for our students and are only $10 for visitors ($15 for couples). free - $15 Thursdays, 8 p.m. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Thursdays, 8 p.m Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. FUNdamentals Dance Lesson

Every Tuesday and Wednesday we will be having group classes at 8pm! Tuesdays classes will focus on FUNdamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday's classes will be more specific and advanced elements. Each class will have specific themes, so stay tuned for details. $15/person $25/ couple Tuesdays, 8 p.m. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Tuesdays, 8 p.m Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. 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 champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Info via email or phone. . 912704-2052. prideofirelandga@gmail.com. Kids/Youth Dance Class

Kids Group class on various Ballroom and Latin dances. Multiple teachers. Ages 4-17 currently enrolled in the program. Prepares youth for social and/or competitive dancing. $15/person Saturdays, 10 a.m. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Saturdays, 10 a.m Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. 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 & Zumba Toning with Anne

Ditch the workout & join the party. All levels welcome. Wednesdays, 6:30 PM 7:30PM. 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. Events Battlefield Memorial March

Sunrise Battlefield March and Ceremony Commemorating the October 9, 1779 Battle of Savannah. Join us in the parking lot of Savannah History Museum for a march to walk in the footsteps of soldiers who fought on that fateful day. A wreath laying and remembrance ceremony will follow at Battlefield Memorial Park. Free Wed., Oct. 9, 6:45

a.m. chsgeorgia.org. chsgeorgia.org/. Wed., Oct. 9, 6:45 a.m The Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah Epidemic of 1820.

A living history program recreating the horror of Savannah's 1820 yellow fever epidemic that devastated the city. Historically creepy! $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance children (ages 8-17) and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 & 8:45 p.m.. 912-236-8097. info@davenporthousemuseum.org. davenporthousemuseum. org. Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 & 8:45 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. 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. 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. Halloween Havoc MMA

Live mixed martial arts in the cage, right here in Savannah. $25-$75 Sat., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. savannahcivic.com. savannahcivic.com. Sat., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Lecture: Pervasive Vulnerabilities: Sexual Harassment in Middle and High School.

A lecture by Regina Rahimi, associate professor of middle and secondary education. Part of Armstrong's Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture Series. The Ogeechee Theatre, Armstrong Student Union. Free and open to the public. Fri., Oct. 11, noon. armstrong.edu. about. armstrong.edu/Maps/index.html. Fri., Oct. 11, noon 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. Pooler Lions Annual Car & Bike "Show & Shine"

Juried car and bike show to benefit the USO. Plus, the Lions Health Fair will conduct free screenings for vision, blood pressure and diabetes. A raffle will be held for cash and prizes. Free Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m. 912-659-9923. lionsclub2@gmail.com. johnnyharris. com/. Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m Johnny Harris Restaurant, 1651 East Victory Dr. Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice Southern Belle Tea Party Cruise

Big Hats and Pretty Dresses! Join us for a Southern Belle Tea Party Cruise featuring teas from Charleston Tea Plantation, Honey from Savannah Bee, Local Harpist, Complimentary Mint Julep, Tea Sandwiches, Scones, and Desserts! Adult: $39.95*, Child(ages 4-12) $21.95* Sat., Oct. 12, 3 p.m. 912.232.6404. info@savannahriverboat. com. savannahriverboat.com. Sat., Oct. 12, 3 p.m Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 East River Street. Wildlife Refuge Lunch and/or Sightseeing Cruise

Join us and Teddy Roosevelt, in conjunction with Savannah Wildlife Refuge, for an old fashioned paddleboat ride up the Savannah River to the Refuge lands. Visit our website for more info on this exciting cruise! Adult w/ Lunch: $46.95*, Child(ages 4-12)w/ Lunch: $25.95*, Adult Sightseeing Only: $26.95*, Child(ages 4-12)Sightseeing Only: $16.95* Sun., Oct. 13, 1 p.m. 912.232.6404. info@savannahriverboat. com. savannahriverboat.com. Sun., Oct. 13, 1 p.m Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 East River Street. Windsor Forest Baptist Church Family Game Night

A night of board games and family fun. We will be playing such classics as Scrabble, Catan, Sorry, and others. We have a huge game library, so all we need is YOU! Come and bring some friends. Children under 12 welcome with an adult. Free Sat., Oct. 12, 5 p.m. (912) 925-8650. mcb19682000@yahoo. cm. Sat., Oct. 12, 5 p.m Windsor Forest Baptist Church, 12532 White Bluff Rd. Festivals Fiesta Latina 2013

More than a dozen free live performances showcasing a variety of Latin cultures through folkloric songs, dance and music. Family-friendly activities-face painting, clowns, talent show, cultural booths, food. Sponsored by LASO, Latin American Service Organization and the City of Savannah's Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Free and open continues on p. 48

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to the public. Sat., Oct. 12, 12-9 p.m. 855-837-2260. laso_f_savannah_georgia@hotmail.com. savannahga.gov/ cityweb/mobilityweb.nsf/f43552dd7c50cae2852573b000734940/b93989c43 34a4a68852576f00070d9a8?OpenDocu ment. Sat., Oct. 12, 12-9 p.m Rousakis Plaza, River St. Savannah Greek Festival

How we know it's fall in Savannah! Homemade Greek foods, desserts, Greek dancing, church tours, market place, a live band during this celebration of Greek culture and heritage. Opa! $2 Thurs. and Fri. after 4pm and all day Sat. Free all other times. Thu., Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri., Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. savannahgreekfest.com/. Thu., Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri., Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-9 p.m Savannah Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson Street. St. James Catholic School Fall Festival

A family-fun festival with bounce houses, carnival games, craft fair, talent show, chicken dinners and more. Saturday, Oct. 19, 11am - 3pm. Hosted by/benefiting St. James Catholic School. Free admission. Activity fees vary. Chicken dinners $8 (advance orders) Through Oct. 19. 912-398-0152. Through Oct. 19 St James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. Tybee Island Pirate Fest: Buccaneer Ball

Kick off the festival with costume contest, coronation of the festival king and queen, grub and grog. Ages 18 and over. $30 advance, $35 door Thu., Oct. 10, 6-10 p.m. tybeepiratefest.com/ festival-info. thecrabshack.com/. Thu., Oct. 10, 6-10 p.m The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Rd. Tybee Island Pirate Fest: Parade

A parade of pirate ships and pirates that "cruises" south on Butler Ave to the festival area on Strand. Free and open to the public. Sat., Oct. 12, 3-5 p.m. tybeepiratefest.com. Sat., Oct. 12, 3-5 p.m Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Tybee Island Pirate Fest continues, plus Fireworks

Main stage music acts: Gary Byrd and the Outlaws, Double Run, Domino Effect, Damon and the Sh@t Kickers, Chuck Courtnay Band, Shooter Jennings. 9pm – Fireworks. $15. Advance weekend pass: $22. Gate weekend pass: $24. Kids free. Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. tybeepiratefest.com. Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-11 p.m Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Tybee Island Pirate Fest: Final Day

Main Stage entertainment, Lyn Avenue and Bottles N Cans. Plus, Little Matey's Cove, and Thieves Market. Festival held on Strand Ave. at Tybrisa. Sun., Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. tybeepiratefest. com. Sun., Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Tybee Island Pirate Fest: Opening Night, plus Fireworks

Musical headliners: A1A (Jimmy Buffett cover band), and Departure. Thieves’ Market, Little Matey's Cove, plus fire-

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com works at 9pm. Festival is on Strand Ave. $12 ($22 weekend pass/advance, $24 weekend pass/gate) Fri., Oct. 11, 5-11 p.m. tybeepiratefest.com. Fri., Oct. 11, 5-11 p.m Tybee Island, Tybee Island. 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. info@actorsnightout.org. actorsnightout.org. Through Oct. 31 Film: Dead and Buried (1981, USA)

Psychotronic Film Society presents a claustrophobic minor masterpiece-the tale of a small New England town plagued by a series of unexplained murders. $6 Sun., Oct. 13, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. sentientbean.com. Sun., Oct. 13, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Film: CBGB (USA, 2013)

The national opening day for Randall Miller's cinematic treatise on the legendary New York punk club. Filmed in Savannah during summer 2012. Fri., Oct. 11. Fri., Oct. 11

Film: Daughters of Darkness (1971, France)

A scary and sensual film about a beautiful Hungarian countess and her young female vampire lover searching for blood donors in an old hotel on the French seaside. Presented by Psychotronic Film Society. $6 Wed., Oct. 9, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. sentientbean. com. Wed., Oct. 9, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Film: Edward Scissorhands (1990, USA)

An eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) lovingly assembles a synthetic youth named Edward (Johnny Depp), and gives him hands made of scissors. A Tim Burton masterpiece. $8 general admission, $5 student/senior. Fri., Oct. 11, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. lucastheatre.com. Fri., Oct. 11, 7 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Silence of the Lambs (USA, 1991)

Hello, Clarisse. Dr. Lecter has been waiting for you. Jonathan Demme's twisted tale of serial murder and cannibalism won Best Picture in 1991. Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster. $8 general admission, $5 student/senior Sat., Oct. 12, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. lucastheatre.com. Sat., Oct. 12, 7 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. 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. . trickydame@gmail.com. trickydame. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. AHA Yoga Classes

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erts 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. . egs5719@aol.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. Through Jan. 29, 2014. critztybeerun.com/registration. 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. ann@aikyayoga.com. 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. com/. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Renagade Workout

Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. In-


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. . savannahdiscgolf@gmail.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. . relaxsavannah@gmail.com. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout

bers. 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 Quality Wine dinner with Chef Roberto Leoci

Indulge with 6 amazing food courses prepared by Chef Roberto Leoci each paired with award winning wines from Quality Wines. Cocktails at 7 pm and dinner at 8pm. To encourage safe drinking... book a room with us at $169 including breakfast and parking. $65 (plus %18 gratuity) Oct. 9, 7 p.m. 912.238.3294. info@dresserpalmerhouse.com. dresserpalmerhouse. com. Oct. 9, 7 p.m The Dresser Palmer House, 211 East Gaston St.

Cooking for a Life Time: Cancer Prevention Cooking School Series

How to prepare meals and snacks that lower the risk for cancer and chronic diseases. Sponsored by the UGA Cooperative Extension Program/Chatham County. Free. Pre-registration required. Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-652-7981. uge3051@uga.edu. wesleyctrs-savh. org/. Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-noon Wesley Community Center, 1601 Drayton St. Cooking for a Life Time: Cancer Prevention Cooking School Series

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.

How to prepare meals and snacks that lower the risk for cancer and chronic diseases. Sponsored by the UGA Cooperative Extension Program/Chatham County. Free. Pre-registration required. 912-652-7981. uge3051@uga.edu. wesleyctrs-savh.org/. Wesley Community Center, 1601 Drayton St.

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.

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

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. ann@aikyayoga.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-mem-

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Honey Tasting and Body Care Samples + Store Tour

Daily store tour, honey tasting, and body care. FREE Come to the WILMINGTON ISLAND store and see the bees behind our observation hive glass. FREE Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. 912234-0688. tildsley@savannahbee.com. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Prepare Sunday Suppers at Union Mission

Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission's shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. . 912236-7423.

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Indulge with 6 amazing food courses prepared by Chef Roberto Leoci each paired with award winning wines from Quality Wines. Cocktails at 7 pm and dinner at 8pm. To encourage safe drinking... book a room with us at $169 including breakfast and parking. $65 (plus %18 gratuity) 912.238.3294. info@ dresserpalmerhouse.com. dresserpalmerhouse.com. The Dresser Palmer House, 211 East Gaston St. 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. heather@savpride.com. 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. info@standoutyouth.org. 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 Alcoholics Anonymous

For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. . 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 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. . 912350-3438. bariatrics.memorialhealth. com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Drive-through Flu Vaccination Clinic

A convenient way to get a flu shot, sponsored by the Chatham County Health Department. Entrance to the flu clinic will be on Eisenhower Drive (the entrance to the "old" health department). The consent form can be downloaded ahead of time online. gachd. org/chatham. Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive (facing Sallie Mood 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. . 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Free Mammograms and Pap Tests

Free breast and cervical cancer screening for low income, uninsured, or underinsured women. Appointments are encouraged (by phone) but a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Chatham County Health Department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and St. Joseph’s/Candler Mobile Mammography Program. Free. Advance appointments encouraged. For women age 40-64. 912-651-3025. Chatham County Health Department, 1602 Drayton St. 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. 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.

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tween Oct. 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. Free, in-person guidance and counseling for enrolling in the new health plan can be done by appointment at: Curtis V. Cooper Health Clinic, 912527-1115; and J.C. Lewis Health Clinic, 912-721-6726. Or general information at CVS, Kroger, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, or Walmart pharmacies. Through March 31, 2014. 912-651-7730. chathamcountysafetynet.org. Through March 31, 2014 Honestly Well: Health Expo

A health fair featuring national and local speakers, workshops, vendors, and ideas on how to live healthy. Sponsored in part by Connect Savannah. Check website for times. $5 honestlywell.com. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. 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. carroll362@bellsouth. net. 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. 5:307:00 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. . 800-264-7154. Probiotics: Good For What's Bugging You

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com to train at least five other individuals, bringing to 6,000 the total number of Savannahians trained in CPR. The hope is that "Savannah's 6,000" will vastly improve our community's ability to respond to sudden cardiac emergencies, doubling our survival rate for witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Call for info. . 912-651-6410. Kid's Happenings Frogwarts

Dress in your most magical robes and hats ride on the Frogwarts Express to Savannah Children's Museum to be sorted into Houses at Frogwarts where you will get to take fun magical classes like Potions, Wand making and more! The Frogwarts Express will board at Georgia State Railroad Museum from 5-6 PM, first come first served so arrive on time. Pre-registartion and pre-payment required at http://chsgeorgia.org/ Society-Calendar/Date/2013-10-01/ Event/687.html. $10 per child, $7 per adult info@savannahchildrensmuseum. org. chsgeorgia.org. Savannah Children's Museum, 655 Louisville Road. 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. irishdancsav@aol.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 Time at Skidaway Island State Park

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market presents Dr. Michael Brown, N.D. on the latest research and what it tells us about the link between probiotics, healthy digestion and immunity. Free and open to the public. Tue., Oct. 15, 7 p.m. 912-236-4703. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Tue., Oct. 15, 7 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

A new weekly program for the littles. Stories, games and learning designed for 2-4 year olds. This week’s theme is Fish. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. 912-598-2300. gastateparks. org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/ info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.

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

Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Pre-

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Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

register by 4pm Monday. $5 children. 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. Music 13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing)

“If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. . 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. Cigar Box Guitar Concert - Benefit for Ships of the Sea Museum

Local Savannah, GA musicians 'Georgia' Kyle Shiver, Roy Swindelle, and Mark Molloy play Cigar Box Guitars in a concert to benefit the Ships of the Sea Museum (SOS). 'Drinks' and Food will be available for purchase from Dub's. Children are allowed to attend this event with parent. $5 donation (per person) liveoakstore.com/dubspub. Dub's Pub, 225 West River Street. Hunter Hayes

Louisiana born country hitmaker who's nailed two singles ("Wanted," "Somebody's Heartbreak") to the top of the Billboard charts. Opening act Ashley Monroe. $33.50 - $178.50 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.

with guest caller Janet Shepherd. Free and open to the public. savannahfolk. org/. notredamesav.org. Notre Dame Academy, 1709 Bull St.

Savannah Folk Music Festival: Peter Yarrow

Yarrow made his (first) name as onethird of Peter, Paul and Mary. He's headlining the final day of the 24th annual Savannah Folk Music Festival. Also appearing: Major Handy, John Flynn and The Waymores. Free and open to the public. savannahfolk.org. sandgnats.com. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Nature and Environment ACORN HARVEST AT WORMSLOE

Savannah Tree Foundation invites you to collect acorns at the famous Wormsloe avenue of oaks. The acorn harvest and your suggested donation of $10 will help support the founding of a seedling nursery at the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History. A reception with refreshments in the Wormsloe library will follow the harvest. Bring the family and play a part in keeping living history alive. Enter the main gate, pay State Park admission fee and follow the Savannah Tree Foundation signs for parking. Call 912~233-TREE(8733) for more details, or visit www.SavannahTree.com Park Fee 912~233~8733. kc@savannahtree.com. SavannahTree. com. gastateparks.org/info/wormsloe/. Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd. Campfire, S'mores and Stories

An all-ages show with opening act Dirty Guv'nahs. $25 912-525-5050. tickets. savannahboxoffice.com. lucastheatre. com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Meet and greet park visitors for Smores and stories around the campfire. Meet at Amphitheatre across from Picnic Shelter 4. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.

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.

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.

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Savannah Folk Music Festival: Folk Fest in Ellis Square

Local performers are Chris Desa, Mike Maddox, Jamison Murphy, Cynergy,Jim McGaw and The Ogeechee River Rounders. Rain location: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Free and open to the public. savannahfolk.org/. Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street. Savannah Folk Music Festival: John Flynn Workshop

Folk Songwriting workshop with John Flynn. Free and open to the public savannahfolk.org/. fpc.presbychurch. net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Savannah Folk Music Festival: Old Time Country Dance

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The Dolphin Project: Dolphins & Desserts

A screening of the new SCAD documentary about the Dolphin Project, followed by a question and answer session, and a dessert reception. Learn about the latest dolphins' deaths from the morbillivirus which will be spreading down the Georgia coast. $5 donation 912-657-3927. thedolphinproject@ gmail.com. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

Support EOA through the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Recycle empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, laptops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive technology products and cash. Businesses may also recycle


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. Wilderness Southeast

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. Pets & Animals 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 Mary Kay Andrews Luncheon and Lecture

New York Times bestselling author of Southern Chick Lit launches the national book tour of her latest novella, Christmas Bliss, at a luncheon and book signing hosted by/benefiting The Learning Center of Senior Citizens, Inc. Karen Daiss Director of Corporate Advancement Senior Citizens, Inc. $35 for lunch and talk. Books available for purchase. Tue., Oct. 15, noon. (912) 2360363 x114. kdaiss@seniorcitizens-inc. org. seniorcitizens-inc.org. thesavannahgolfclub.com/. Tue., Oct. 15, noon The Savannah Golf Club, 1661 President St.

her novel Paper Children--An Immigrant's Legacy. Based on stories of her grandmother's life in Poland before WWII. Her book was a finalist for USA Best Books Award and for the Top Ten Book of the Year. Free and open to the public. 912-355-8111. programming@ savj.org. marciafine.com. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Lecture: Robert Olen Butler

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain appears as the 2013 Ursrey Memorial Lecture Series presenter. Followed by reception and book signing. Presented by the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home and South Arts. Free and open to the public. flanneryoconnorhome.org/. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Tea Time at Ola's (Book Club)

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. 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.

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. . familylife@diosav.org. diosav.org/ familylife-singles. 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. 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)

Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. . 912-308-8286. savbranart@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/.

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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,

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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.

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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 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

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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.

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6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA "Saving a nation one soul at a time." .

ARIES

(March 21-April 19) Sometimes you quit games too early, Aries. You run away and dive into a new amusement before you have gotten all the benefits you can out of the old amusement. But I don’t think that will be your problem in the coming days. You seem more committed than usual to the ongoing process. You’re not going to bolt. That’s a good thing. This process is worth your devotion. But I also believe that right now you may need to say no to a small part of it. You’ve got to be clear that there’s something about it you don’t like and want to change. If you fail to deal with this doubt now, you might suddenly quit and run away somewhere down the line. Be proactive now and you won’t be rash later.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20) *Jugaad* is a Hindi-Urdu word that can be translated as “frugal innovation.” People in India and Pakistan use it a lot. It’s the art of coming up with a creative workaround to a problem despite having to deal with logistical and financial barriers. Masters of *jugaad* call on ingenuity and improvisation to make up for sparse resources. I see this as your specialty right now, Taurus. Although you may not have abundant access to VIPs and filthy riches, you’ve nevertheless got the resourcefulness necessary to come up with novel solutions. What you produce may even turn out better than if you’d had more assets to draw on.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20) In accordance with your current astrological omens, I authorize you to be like a bird in the coming week -- specifically, like a bird as described by the zoologist Norman J. Berrill: “To be a bird is to be more intensely alive than any other living creature. Birds have hotter blood, brighter colors, stronger emotions. They live in a world that is always present, mostly full of joy.” Take total advantage of the soaring grace period ahead of you, Gemini. Sing, chirp, hop around, swoop, glide, love the wind, see great vistas, travel everywhere, be attracted to hundreds of beautiful things, and do everything.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22) “The nonexistent is whatever we

have not sufficiently desired,” wrote Nikos Kazantzakis in his book *Report to Greco.* I’m hoping that when you read that statement, Cancerian, you will feel a jolt of melancholy. I’m hoping you will get a vision of an exciting experience that you have always wanted but have not yet managed to bring into your life. Maybe this provocation will goad you into finally conjuring up the more intense desire you would need to actually make your dream come true.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22) “It is truly strange how long it takes to get to know oneself,” wrote the prominent 20th-century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. “I am now 62 years old, yet just one moment ago I realized that I love lightly toasted bread and loath bread when it is heavily toasted. For over 60 years, and quite unconsciously, I have been experiencing inner joy or total despair at my relationship with grilled bread.” Your assignment, Leo, is to engage in an intense phase of self-discovery like Wittgenstein’s. It’s time for you to become fully conscious of all the small likes and dislikes that together shape your identity.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) “I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God than in church thinking about the mountains,” said the naturalist John Muir. Let that serve as your inspiration, Virgo. These days, you need to be at the heart of the hot action, not floating in a cloud of abstract thoughts. The dream has to be fully embodied and vividly unfolding all around you, not exiled to wistful fantasies that flit through your mind’s eye when you’re lonely or tired or trying too hard. The only version of God that’s meaningful to you right now is the one that feeds your lust for life in the here and now.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) The advice I’m about to dispense may have never before been given to Libras in the history of horoscopes. It might also be at odds with the elegance and decorum you like to express. Nevertheless, I am convinced that it is the proper counsel. I believe it will help you make the most out of the highly

original impulses that are erupting and flowing through you right now. It will inspire you to generate a mess of fertile chaos that will lead to invigorating long-term innovations. Ready? The message comes from *Do the Work,*, a book by Steven Pressfield: “Stay primitive. The creative act is primitive. Its principles are of birth and genesis.”

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Two years ago a British man named Sean Murphy decided he had suffered enough from the painful wart on his middle finger. So he drank a few beers to steel his nerves, and tried to blast the offending blemish off with a gun. The operation was a success in the sense that he got rid of the wart. It was less than a total victory, though, because he also annihilated most of his finger. May I suggest that you not follow Murphy’s lead, Scorpio? Now is a good time to part ways with a hurtful burden, but I’m sure you can do it without causing a lot of collateral damage.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Grace has been trickling into your life lately, but I suspect that it may soon start to flood. A spate of interesting coincidences seems imminent. There’s a good chance that an abundance of tricky luck will provide you with the leverage and audacity you need to pull off minor miracles. How much slack is available to you? Probably as much as you want. So ask for it! Given all these blessings, you are in an excellent position to expunge any cynical attitudes or jaded theories you may have been harboring. For now at least, it’s realistic to be optimistic.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Capricorn innovator Jeff Bezos built Amazon.com from the ground up. He now owns *The Washington Post,* one of America’s leading newspapers. It’s safe to say he might have something to teach us about translating big dreams into practical realities. “We are stubborn on vision,” he says about his team. “We are flexible in details.” In other words, he knows exactly what he wants to create, but is willing to change his mind and be adaptable as he carries out the specific work that fulfills his goals. That’s excellent advice for

you, Capricorn, as you enter the next phase of implementing your master plan. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Here’s the horoscope I would like to be able to write for you by the first week of December: “Congratulations, Aquarius! Your quest for freedom has begun to bear tangible results. You have escaped a habit that had subtly undermined you for a long time. You are less enslaved to the limiting expectations that people push on you. Even your monkey mind has eased up on its chatter and your inner critic has at least partially stopped berating you. And the result of all this good work? You are as close as you have ever come to living your own life -- as opposed to the life that other people think you should live.”

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20) “It’s an unbearable thought that roses were not invented by me,” wrote Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. You’re not as egotistical as Mayakovsky, Pisces, so I doubt you’ve ever had a similar “unbearable thought.” And it is due in part to your lack of rampaging egotism that I predict you will invent something almost as good as roses in the coming weeks. It may also be almost as good as salt and amber and mist and moss; almost as good as kisses and dusk and honey and singing. Your ability to conjure up long-lasting beauty will be at a peak. Your creative powers will synergize with your aptitude for love to bring a new marvel into the world.

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. admin@uusavannah.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 2013 Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run

Saturday, December 7. Conquer Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge, a 1.4-mile span at a 5.5% grade, 196 feet above the Savannah River, on foot. Walkers and runners welcome. See website for info on registration, including fees and deadlines. Through Dec. 7. SavannahRiverBridgeRun.com. Through Dec. 7 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. 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.


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. . 912-3984014. bdburgers.net. B & D Burgers (Congress St.), 912-238-8315. Support Groups ACOA-Al-Anon

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. Alcoholics Anonymous

For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. . 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. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 . 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 be-

yond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. . 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave.

for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola's Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-4126675 or 912-414-3827. .

Chatham-Savannah Public School System who have IEP plans, to offer mutual support through the challenges of the IEP process. Email for info. . amkw210@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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.

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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. Polio survivors and guests are invited. 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. emptycradle_savannah@hotmail.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. . edasavannah@yahoo.com. 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

Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. . 912-7484730. Georgia Scleroderma Support Group

A group for people with scleroderma

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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@heartbeatsforlifega.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. . amkw21@gmail.com. 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 Currin-McCulloch at 912-350-7845. . 912-350-7845. 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.

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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. 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. . 912-8582335. 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 impact of breast cancer on African American community. Call 912-236-7405.

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)

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