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this week | compiled by robin wright gunn | happenings@connectsavannah.com Week At A Glance is Connect Savannah’s listing of various events over the coming week. If you would like an event listed, please email WAG@connectsavannah.com. Include specific dates, time, locations with addresses, cost and a contact number. Deadline for inclusion is 5pm Friday, to appear in next Wednesday’s edition.

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city. Historically creepy! When: 7:30 & 8:45 p.m. Where: Davenport House, 324 E State St. Cost: $15 in advance adults, $10 in advance children (ages 8-17) and $17 for adults and $15 for children at door Info: 912-236-8097. info@davenporthousemuseum.org

Wednesday Film: Popcorn (1991, USA)

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a little-known slasher flick featuring a masked murderer stalking teenage film school students during an all-night horror movie marathon in an old theater. And..it's a parody! When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: sentientbean.com

The Odd Lot Improv's HallODDween Special

What: A night of improv plus door prizes, costume contest, and spookiness. When: 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: call for ticket prices Info: 912.220.3404. oddlot.org

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Thursday 6th Annual Ogeechee Riverkeeper Rivers Rock!

What: Join Ogeechee Riverkeeper and friends as they raise funds to protect the Ogeechee River Basin. Music by The Accomplices, food and craft beer by Moon River Brewing Co., silent auction with local items and raffle. When: 7 p.m Where: Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Cost: $35 in advance/$45 at the door Info: 1-866-942-6222. emily@ ogeecheeriverkeeper.org. riversrock.org

A Moveable Feast Lecture

What: The second in a series of lectures

celebrating the liberal arts and Savannah's historic sites. Lara Wessell of Armstrong speaks on "Presidential Authority and National Threats: Thinking Critically about Power". Presented by Armstrong. When: 6 p.m Where: Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, 460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: armstrong.edu

Savannah Center for the Blind and Low Vision: 50th Anniversary Gala What: SABLV's 50th Anniversary Vision Quest Gala featuring guest Mayor Edna Branch Jackson, and honoring Dr. William Degenhart for his service to the community. Reservations required. When: 6-10 p.m Where: Desoto Hilton, 15 E. Liberty St. Cost: $100 Info: 912-236-4473. savannahcblv.org

Saturday Skidaway Marine Science Day 2013

What: An afternoon of marine science programs, displays, tours and activities on the campus of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Open house with activities including the UGA Marine Extension Aquarium, the Research Vessel Savannah, Gray’s Reef, the Skidaway Institute labs. When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m Where: Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, 10 Ocean Science Circle. Cost: Free Info: 912-598-2325

Skidaway Island State Park Haunted Trail

What: If you dare, wind through the dark shadows of the haunted woods, where zombies roam free. When: 7:30-9 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 person and $5 parking fee. Info: gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Theatre: Killer Joe

What: Armstrong's Masquers theatre

troupe presents a dark comedy by Tracy Letts that received acclaim in London and new York. A murder-for-hire romance, of sorts. Mature content and language. Held in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. When: -27, 7:30 p.m Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. Discounts avail. Free for Armstrong. Info: armstrong.edu

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Chamber Music: Die Winterreise

What: The first chamber music concert in this year's series by the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. When: 5 p.m Where: Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. Info: savannahphilharmonic.org

Clarinet Concert

What: Cherylann Vega Velez, clarinet music major, performs Mozart, Busoni, Poulenc, Debussy and Copland. Pianist Charles Ancheta will accompany her. When: 2:30 p.m Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: armstrong.edu

Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah Epidemic of 1820.

What: A living history program recreating the horror of Savannah's 1820 yellow fever epidemic that devastated the

What: The fast, Savannah intro to the week-long 2013 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, here in Savannah. Races and festival. Take test drives, watch races. When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m Where: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Cost: $20-$100 Info: hhimotoringfestival.com/

Skidaway Island State Park Haunted Trail

What: Wind through the dark shadows of the haunted woods. When: 7:30-9 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 person and $5 parking fee. Info: gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Theatre: The Turn of the Screw

What: Henry James’ classic ghost story by the Savannah Stage Co. When: At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26, Nov. 1 and 2; 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3 Where: S.P.A.C.E. Black Box, 9 Henry St. Cost: $10-$32 Info: savannahstagecompany.com

Theatre: Killer Joe

What: A murder-for-hire romance, of sorts. Mature content and language. Held in Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. When: Oct. 24-27, 7:30 p.m Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. Discounts avail. Free for Armstrong. Info: armstrong.edu

Theatre: The Rocky Horror Show

What: Annual reprise of live show about toast and time warps. For ages 21+. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. Cost: $15-$20 Info: clubone-online.com


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What: A community celebration. Art show until 5 p.m. featuring over 50 artists. Music by Velvet Caravan (pictured), Doc & the Brawner Boys,The Andrew Gill Band,The Eric Culberson Band, Lauren Lapointe,The Christy Alan Band and The Train Wrecks. Plus a Kid zone hosted by The Clay Spot and Scribble Art Studio In Paxton Park. When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m Where: Isle of Hope Marina, 50 West Bluff Dr. Cost: Free and open to the public.

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Saturday AAYO Debut Strings and Lyric Strings Ensemble

What: A recital sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music. When: 1 p.m Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Info: armstrong.edu

Campground Trick or Treating

What: Bring a bag for all your candy. Please register before October 25 for trick-or-treating. When: 4-5:30 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 parking fee. Info: gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Dolphin Project: Lecture and Research Survey Training

What: Program about bottlenose dolphins. Stay until noon for the onehour training on how to participate in ongoing Photo-ID research surveys on inshore waters. No experience necessary. When: 10 a.m.-noon Where: Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to age 10 and up. Training for age 16 and up. Info: thedolphinproject@comcast.net

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.

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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

Film: Dolphin Project Documentary (2013, USA)

What: The Dolphin Project's "Dolphins & Desserts" program features the SCAD documentary about the Project, followed by Q&A session. When: 7 p.m Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: $5 donation. Open to the public.

Film: Hoot (USA, 2006)

What: Georgia Conservancy's ecoMovie Series continues with this film adaptation of the Carl Hiassen novel. PG. When: 6 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $3 adults, $2 children. Info: sentientbean.com

Forsyth Farmers Market

What: Local and regional produce. When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Cost: Free to attend. Items for sale.

Free Yard Sale

What: All items free. Clothes, furniture, electronics, toys, books, CDs, collectibles, household items, and more. Sponsored by Unity of Savannah. When: 8 a.m.-noon Where: Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

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Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest

What: Art show until 5pm featuring over

50 artists. Music by Velvet Caravan, Doc & the Brawner Boys,The Andrew Gill Band,The Eric Culberson Band,Lauren Lapointe,The Christy Alan Band and The Train Wrecks. Kid zone hosted by The Clay Spot and Scribble Art Studio In Paxton Park. When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m Where: Isle of Hope Marina, 50 West Bluff Dr. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Peter and the Wolf

What: Bob Jepson narrates Prokofiev's classic tale. Music on the pipe organ by Nicole Marane, joined by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra percussionist John Lawless. Ice cream follows. When: 2 p.m Where: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road. Cost: Free

Savannah Film Festival Opening Night

What: The first night of Savannah's 2013 festival. 6 p.m. Opening Night Reception 7:30 p.m. Nebraska Alexander Payne, Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award, presented by Bruce Dern Where: Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Info: filmfest.scad.edu

Savannah Food Day Festival

What: Local organizations and businesses celebrate a national movement in support of local, affordable, sustainable food. Over 25 free workshops and classes and art and educational activities for kids of all ages. The festival is partnering with The City of Savannah Play Streets event. When: 11 a.m Where: Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Cost: Free

Savannah Speed Classic

What: The fast, Savannah intro to the week-long 2013 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, here in Savannah. Races and festival. Take test drives, watch races. When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m Where: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Cost: $20-$100 Info: hhimotoringfestival.com/

Skidaway Island State Park Haunted Trail

What: Wind through the dark shadows of the haunted woods, where zombies roam free. When: 7:30-9 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 person and $5 parking fee. Info: gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Theatre: The Turn of the Screw

What: Henry James’ classic ghost story by the Savannah Stage Co. When: At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26, Nov. 1 and 2; 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3 Where: S.P.A.C.E. Black Box, 9 Henry St. Cost: $10-$32 Info: savannahstagecompany.com

Theatre: Killer Joe

What: A dark comedy by Tracy Letts that received acclaim in London and new York. Mature content and language. Held in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. When: Oct. 24-27, 7:30 p.m Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. Discounts avail. Free for Armstrong. Info: armstrong.edu

Theatre: The Rocky Horror Show

What: Savannah's annual reprise of the live show about toast, time warps, and more. For ages 21+. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. Cost: $15-$20 Info: clubone-online.com

Tree Giveaway + Tree Planting in Thomas Square

What: Savannah Tree Foundation will give away 55 trees to be planted throughout the Thomas Square neighborhood, thanks to a CSX grant. Mulch, instructions and care details will be provided. First-come, first-served. When: 9 a.m Where: Blowin' Smoke BBQ, 1611 Habersham Street. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: myHSF.org

Tricks, Treats, and Trains !

What: Take a ride on the train, do fun fall crafts, trick or treat with friends, and much more. Don't forget your costume! Pre-registration and pre-payment is required at www.chsgeorgia.org. When: 10 a.m Where: Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Cost: $10 per child, $5 per adult

Wag-O-Ween

What: Trick or treat with your pooch at over 75 participating businesses in downtown Savannah. Costume contest and raffle drawings. Maps available. When: 12-5 p.m Where: Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Cost: $5 donation Info: 912-234-3336


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What: Savannah’s annual reprise of the live show about toast, time warps, and more. For ages 21+. Sunday shows are all-ages. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. Cost: $15-$20 Info: clubone-online.com

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Sunday Concert: Patricia Redden

What: Classical to Celtic, jazz to Broadway. Vocal solo & ensemble, flute, viola, double bass, piano. Presented by The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah’s Short & Sweets Concert Series. When: 1-1:45 p.m Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Cost: $5-$10 donation

Film: Vincent Price Mystery Screening

What: Psychotronic Film Society shows a surprise Vincent Price film on the 20th anniversary of his death. Spooky! When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: sentientbean.com

Lecture: Kristine K. Stevens ‘Is Your Dream Big Enough?’

What: Learn what happened when she sold her house, quit her job, and traveled solo around the world in honor of her 40th birthday. When: 4 p.m Where: Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Info: flanneryoconnorhome.org

Nature Outing: Alligators and Other Animals of the Refuge

What: A Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide shares alligator stories and information on historic rice plantations, including the importance to wildlife of maintaining the old rice paddies. Fee includes use of binoculars and spotting scope. Reservations required. When: 9:30-11:30 a.m

Where: Savannah National Wildlife

Refuge, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170. Cost: $25/person ($10/child under 12 accompanied by a parent) Info: 912-236-8115. naturesavannah@ gmail.com

Savannah Film Festival: Sunday lineup

What: 9:30 a.m., Trustees: Setup, Punch; Hank and Asha 11:30 a.m., Trustees: CARE; Home:____ 1 p.m, Lucas Theatre: The Spectacular Now Q&A with actor Miles Teller, director James Ponsoldt and writer Michael Weber 2:30 p.m., Trustees: AB-; Jack Irish: Bad Debts 4 p.m., Lucas: Fear of Flying, Irish Folk Furniture, Love in the Time of Advertising, Mr. Hublot, Sci-Fly, The Missing Scarf, The Rose of Turaida 7 p.m., Trustees: Last Vegas Info: filmfest.scad.edu/

Savannah Speed Classic

What: The fast, Savannah intro to the week-long 2013 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, here in Savannah. Races and festival. Take test drives, watch races. When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m Where: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Cost: $20-$100 Info: hhimotoringfestival.com/

Shalom Y'all Jewish Food Festival

What: A feast of over 30 Jewish foods, including many old family recipes, plus music. Sponsored by Congregation Mickve Israel. When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Cost: Free. Food prices vary.

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Sunday Soiree Opera Concert

Theatre: The Rocky Horror Show

ents vocal favorites to kick off National Opera Week with a selection of arias, musical theater and popular music. When: 5-6:30 p.m Where: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Cost: $25 (includes parking fee) Info: savannahvoicefestival.org

toast and time warps. Sunday all-ages. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. Cost: $15-$20 Info: clubone-online.com

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Theatre: The Turn of the Screw

What: Henry James’ classic ghost story by the Savannah Stage Co. When: At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26, Nov. 1 and 2; 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3 Where: S.P.A.C.E. Black Box, 9 Henry St. Cost: $10-$32 Info: savannahstagecompany.com

Theatre: Killer Joe

What: A murder-for-hire romance, of sorts. Mature content and language. Held in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. When: Oct. 24-27, 7:30 p.m Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. Discounts avail. Free for Armstrong. Info: armstrong.edu

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Vinyl Appreciation

What: How-to-DJ demos from 5pm6pm. Graveface Records & Curiosities sells new and used records and Foxy Loxy provides complimentary treats. When: Last Sunday of month, 5-10 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $3 donation Info: vinyl912.tumblr.com

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Monday New Horizons Band in Concert

What: A band for grown-up school band members, reliving the good times. When: 7 p.m Where: Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public

The Odd Lot Improv Night

What: Improv comedy. When: 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703

Louisville Rd.

Info: 912.220.3404. oddlot.org

Savannah Film Festival: Monday lineup What: 9:30 a.m., Trustees: The Night-

shift Belongs to the Stars; Mayan Blue 10 a.m., Lucas: Baxter, Justice Denied, Pretty, Runaway, Skin, The Collector’s Gift, Unorthodox 11:30 a.m., Trustees Theater: Walking the Dogs; Dear Mr. Watterson 11:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery: Avid Panel 1 p.m., Lucas: Lolita Q&A with actor Jeremy Irons 2:30 p.m., Trustees: Wild Horses, The Pretty One 2:30 p.m., Gutstein Gallery: The Storytellers 4 p.m., Lucas Theatre: Balloon Cat, Chicken or the Egg, Dirt, Mo Chara, Six Letter Word, The Empty Room, The Final Straw, The Observer,Valiant 7 p.m., Trustees: Seduced and Abandoned Jeremy Irons, Lifetime Achievement Award Q&A with producer Alec Baldwin and director James Toback

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Tuesday La Bella Sera: National Opera Week event

What: Italian music, food and drinks with awards ceremony. Sponsored by the Savannah Voice Festival. Ticket includes dinner, drinks and the concert. When: 6:30-10 p.m Where: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Cost: $125 Info: info@savannahvoicefestival.org

Savannah Film Festival: Tuesday lineup

What: 10 a.m., Lucas: SuperShorts! 11:30 a.m., Trustees: Who Shot Rock & Roll, Brothers Hypnotic 11:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery: Young Directors Forum 1 p.m., Lucas: Historical Shorts 2:30 p.m., Trustees: Palimpsest; Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve 2:30 p.m., Gutstein Gallery: Cinema Studies Panel 4 p.m., Lucas: How I Live Now 7 p.m., Trustees: The Book Thief Natalie Dormer, Discovery Award Info: filmfest.scad.edu cs


by Jim Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

A (foot) bridge too far I love progress. Progress is great. Progress is life. I’ve seen Savannah when it was a place no one had heard of, where downtown was the last place people wanted to set foot. I see Savannah today, a vibrant and entirely unique city the whole world knows, and apparently loves. I like it much, much better now. Savannah has progressed. Savannah is progressing. Savannah will continue to progress. The question has never been if we should progress or are we showing progress. The question is how best to do it. Savannah City Manager Stephanie Cutter last week unveiled an ambitious, inspiring plan to bring progressive, bikeand-pedestrian-friendly Complete Streets development to an impoverished portion of the Westside close — but not really that close — to downtown. Designed to connect to a new arena, this “Canal District” would incorporate the already-impressive repurposing of the old rail bridge over Boundary Street and remnants of the Ogeechee River Canal into a multi-use network. Most ambitious to my mind is its complete reimagining of the bleak urban environment at Stiles and Gwinnett near Carver Heights. On paper, it looks great. It looks like progress. And progress is good.

Often, people who question the newest and most imaginative plans are called reactionaries, or conservatives, or sticks-in-themud who are afraid of change. I’m none of those. But I’m still not sold. I’ve written about my objections before: the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) which would fund the arena is an unsustainably and inescapably political process; the scope seems too large given previous unrealized promises of economic development; build-it-and-they-will-come isn’t enough to overcome crime and blight and deeply ingrained poverty. I’m not saying we should never think big, or act big. Greenville, S.C., has quietly accomplished one of the most bold and user-friendly downtown redevelopments in the nation. Columbia, S.C., has reimagined its built and natural environment on both banks of the Congaree River in a progressive, green, family-friendly fashion which promotes connectivity and healthy outdoor activity. New York City has done amazing things with its High Line project, which the local Westside plans by Sottile & Sottile Urban Design clearly echo. Then again, Greenville is in a million-person metro area. Columbia is nearly as big, with the institutional advantages of hosting not only an enormous state university but also the state government. And New York City is … New York City. Savannah remains a very small market, with a quarter of its residents under or near the poverty level, a city which funds major projects like this through a sales tax structure which disproportionately impacts

One of the artist’s renderings by Sottile & Sottile Urban Design

precisely those people under or near the poverty level. It’s no accident the Westside plan was unveiled a few weeks before the public will vote whether to extend the SPLOST penny tax, chiefly to fund the arena. Dangling the sexy carrot of a new green project is part and parcel of the government PR campaigns often used to promote sales taxes. Aside from my DNA-level distaste for any tax which needs a PR campaign, my problem with the Canal District is twofold: First, I’d like to see the City successfully pull off more and smaller projects before I trust them to pull off this very large project. To be fair, for every debacle such as the Savannah River Landing and the weird moat in front of the Forsyth Park bandshell, there’s a success story, like the Price Street bike path or drainage improvements. But I’d like to see the record improve before signing onto an extension of a penny tax which, to put it mildly, has so far been managed in a haphazard manner. Secondly: Have you heard of the Coastal Transition Center? I have. Where over 200 male felons at a time reside before attempting to reenter society, that minimum security facility is mentioned in what seems like every other news release we receive from Savannah/Chatham Metro Police. The Coastal Transition Center is mentioned because so many of its inmates “escape” — i.e, walk away — and again commence the shooting and robbing and raping which landed them in jail in the first place. At Louisville Road and Stiles Avenue, the Center is mere blocks from downtown and a short stroll from every site in the beautiful artist’s renderings of the new Canal District. That’s connectivity, too. Recidivism is a real problem in Chatham County, and the Coastal Transition Center is ground zero. If there’s a plan to address this problem, then by all means dangle that carrot in front of me, and we’ll talk. I like dangling carrots as much as the next guy. Progress is good. But paying more for one step forward, two steps backward, isn’t what progress looks like. cs

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I ignored it. With almost 178K miles on the odometer, I’m used to my 2000 Mazda MPV minivan acting a little slow on the uptake. The Absurdivan, thus named for its dashboard décor of hundreds of plastic figurines held in place with superglue, is a venerated part of our family, like a senile aunt who wears her entire costume jewelry collection to the grocery store because she thinks the cleaning lady will steal it. Or maybe it’s more like a loyal old donkey with stickers all over its tush. Anyway, if I freaked out over every weird clicking noise and draggy lurch the old girl makes on my daily tangle through these city streets, I’d have O.D.’d on Rescue Remedy by now. I came to own this proud beast after I relinquished my beloved VW Westfalia bus before moving from California to Georgia. As fabulously convenient it is to own a vehicle with a pop-top (I take a lot of naps), I decided I had to trade that coolness for actual air-conditioning. Like an epic lunchroom trade, I

made a profit on the swap. It was by far the most pragmatic decision I’ve ever made. Except the punk rocker within could not abide driving a beige minivan. So I glued one of the kid’s Little Pet Shop thingies to the dash to keep me company. And then another one. And before I knew it they multiplied into a demented menagerie of Happy Meal detritus (mostly secondhand, much to the disappointment of my deprived children), toy soldiers, dinosaurs, several Spidermen and Marge Simpson as the Bride of Frankenstein. I like to think of it as a testament to the abject madness of modern consumerism. It’s also super fun to come out of Brighter Day and find tourists Instagramming it. Though both sliding doors are broken and it smells like a decomposing toad when the heat runs too long, I’ve committed to driving The Absurdivan until it dies. Which according to my mechanic should have been sometime in 2009. I patted the steering wheel. Take it easy, sister. We’ll fill you with the premium gas next time, OK? However, the next day the Absurdivan had graduated into full-blown heaving and gagging, and I realized

this may be more than her usual mechanical hypochondria. It was time for an emergency visit to my man Sam Spencer at SOS Tire & Auto in Garden City to have a long, hard look under the hood. “This could be the end,” he warned. He says that every time I hand over the key. For the past week I’ve mostly been getting by just fine without my fancy ride. It’s one less carbon-spewing metal box on the road, and between borrowing my husband’s Honda and biking to work, the possibility of permanent carlessness doesn’t seem so bad. Until certain challenges arise, like a sudden rainstorm and how to transport a gaggle of soccer gremlins to distant fields. Architect Kevin Klinkenberg has come up with an affordable and sustainable solution: He recently launched Share Savannah, a carsharing service that matches vehicle owners with those in temporary need of wheels. Borrowers — properly licensed, insured and vetted, of course — pay by the hour or the day and have access to a fleet of vehicles, like a rock star or an oil baron. Sharers can earn anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000 a


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The author and the Absurdivan: A vehicular love story.

year to offset their car payments or say, pay parking tickets. There’s no membership fee, and it bypasses the shuck-and-jive of national rental companies. Perfect for a cat food run to Sam’s or day trip to Tybee. “The basic idea is that it reduces people’s transportation expense while providing convenient access to a vehicle when you need it,” explains Klinkenberg, a native Missourian who wrote master zoning plans for Chico, CA and Colorado Springs, CO before falling in love with Savannah’s ingenious urban layout. “I can walk and bike just about anywhere, and my car was just sitting there,” says the self-described “urban planning nerd” who continues to consult all over the country from a shared office at the hip coworking space ThincSavannah. He’s also working on a book called Why I Walk. He tailored his concept after studying carsharing programs in Seattle and Boston and enlisted fellow ThincSpace habituées Jason Combs and Adam Singer to help with operations and marketing. “With all the students and so many people concerned about the environment, I believe the market is here,” says Klinkenberg. He throws out statistics: The average car costs $9,000 a year and is only used an hour a day. Americans spend more than three times on their cars than healthcare. If you rented out your car for 40 hours a month, you’d have almost $3,000 in your pocket at the end of the year. While some carsharing programs like ZipCar have dedicated vehicles, Share Savannah works more like a co-operative. Pick-up trucks are in high demand, and Klinkenberg seeks to assemble a squadron of convertibles, hybrids, vans and other unusual

transport. Unusual? It occurs to me that I could put the Absurdivan to work. If she survives. Though patrons would have to suffer the open-from-theinside-only doors and heed Dr. Sam’s admonition never to take it past the county line. And then there’s the dog hair situation. “This isn’t for everybody,” nods Klinkenberg, acknowledging that it takes a certain kind of person to share one’s personal chariot. So far sharers have been mostly women aged 35-45. “I thought it would trend younger,” he muses, though the gender disproportion comes as no surprise. “Men tend to see cars as an extension of their pe—“ “Penises?” I interrupt knowingly. “Personalities,” he finishes. Oops. I don’t have time to wonder whether the Absurdivan is an extension of my personality or anatomy (though my husband sometimes refers to it as the Vangina) because Dr. Sam calls with wonderful news: A new spark plug and a coil will put her back in business. Now that I’ve gotten used to doing without her, maybe she could perform public service as a shared commodity. At least until she barfs out a piston.

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Left: Food Day is filled with playful reminders and simple admonitions. Right: Chef Michele Jemison demonstrates easy and healthy recipes.

Food for the table… and for thought Largest Food Day in the country nourishes, educates and entertains in Daffin Park Oct. 26

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As the debate over health care in America rages on, experts continue to agree that the best medicine to prevent (and often treat) cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other ills is fresh food and moderate exercise. It’s a simple formula, but to implement it in daily life proves complicated. Many believe they don’t have the time and/or money to get to a gym or buy organic vegetables; others don’t feel the effort is worth the effects. For those living in “food deserts” without close access to unprocessed produce and protein, a healthy lifestyle might seem unattainable. All those rationalizations will be met with solutions at this year’s Food Day Festival, taking over a massive section of Daffin Park this Saturday, Oct. 26. Don’t understand the importance of organics? Come hear it from the farmers themselves. Want to grow a garden but live in a tiny studio? Attend a session on container gardening. Hate exercise? It used to be called

“play,” and there will be plenty of opportunity for it on the City of Savannah-sponsored Play Street, taking up two blocks with a bounce house, Zumba classes, old-school parachute games and more. And if you think you can’t afford healthy food, there are plenty of organizations to show you otherwise, including a satellite of the Forsyth Farmers Market where you can learn how to double SNAP benefits. (Note: Due to regulations, EBT cards can only be used at the market’s Forsyth location.) The all-day event will also offer workshops on building your own rain barrel with city environmental services planner Margosia Jadkowski, preparing a nutritious meal in minutes with Chef Michele Jemison and composting with Kelly Lockamy,

founder of the Savannah Urban Garden Alliance. “Overall, the day is about introducing people to a lifestyle change,” explains Rene Teran, who founded Savannah Food Day with his wife, Whitney. “They can make an entry point in a lot of different ways.” The couple also publishes WellFED, a restaurant guide that highlights the local food community — a solid network of farmers, gardeners and activists working to push the momentum of accessibility of affordable, sustainable food options to a tipping point. Food Day is a national effort coordinated by Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy group in Washington, D.C. that lobbies for the same. Hundreds of Food Days are scheduled in almost every state this week, and believe it or not, Savannah is the biggest. “We’re the highest attended Food Day event in the country,” informs Rene, adding that the participation at the first Savannah event in 2011 far surpassed anyone’s hope. Ten thousand people are expected to gather on the green this Saturday. The success can be attributed to the local food community as well as the work of the Savannah Chatham Food Policy Council, an entity that includes the Terans, Forsyth Farmers Market co-founder Teri Schell and other concerned citizens who meet regularly “to promote policies to impact equitable access, sustainable production and widespread understanding of healthy local food.” By connecting the dots between

food production, social justice and the environment as well as addressing these issues at the policy level, Savannah is steps ahead of other areas of the country, according to national Food Day founder and CSPI executive director Michael Jacobson. “It’s time for nutrition advocates to start collaborating more closely with people who work to support sustainable farms, reduce hunger, reform factory farms to protect animals and the environment and support fair working conditions for food and farm workers,” writes Jacobson, who will speak at in Daffin Park on Sunday. New to the roster this year are family classes, including breastfeeding support and cloth diapering with Tater Babies. “It’s important to recognize that nutrition starts before birth,” says Whitney. “If mothers adopt a healthy lifestyle now, they’ll pass that on to their children.” Though the Center for Disease Control recently reported a slight decrease in childhood obesity statistics in Georgia and 17 other states, over a third of America’s kids remain significantly overweight. It’s an epidemic that has as much to do with emotional support as nutritional education, and Food Day dedicates space to the programs of Childhood Obesity Prevention & Education (COPE). Run by local facilitator Sandy Baker, COPE provides free programming for overweight kids and their families. But Baker knows that education alone isn’t enough to cause change in a society that diminishes personal worth based on appearances.


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preventing hundreds of thousands from buying food. Schell had to turn away families at the farmers market, and shoppers abandoned their carts in 16 other states around the country. The exception was Louisiana, where the glitch resulted in limitless balances on the cards, sparking a shopping frenzy that left a New Orleans-area Wal-Mart looking like the aftermath of a natural disaster.

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Though the interruption was blamed on a computer malfunction, many worry that the government shutdown is a harbinger of more cuts to come. If that’s the case, teaching people to grow their own food and be a part of a local food network is more important than ever, say the Terans. Convincing people to exercise more and eat their vegetables will take a cultural shift, and they and other activists believe incorporating social equality into that shift is part of the equation. “We’re creating a venue so that all these community organizations can get their individual messages out,” says Rene, noting that there is no admission cost at Food Day. “The classes, the Play Street, the bands, it’s all free,” reminds Whitney. “Everything is a carrot to get people here.” cs

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“Nutrition can be taught and exercise can be modeled,” counsels Baker on the COPE website. “But if we don’t have the behavioral skills to choose wisely, to value ourselves and our health, to put forth the effort to fulfill our potential in life, then none of that will help.” Surely one of the most insurmountable hurdles for many seeking the leafy greens and hormone-free meats touted by food activists is access and affordability. One in seven Americans receives the federal supplemental assistance known as SNAP, half of them children. Local participation in the program rose 900 percent in 2011. This summer, Congress voted to cut the program by $40 billion over the next 10 years, and users will see their benefits reduced come Nov. 1. Social justice advocates hope to reverse the effects with Food Day and policy reform and help low-income Americans who may find themselves blocked not just from healthy food, but any food at all. On Saturday, Oct. 12, the SNAP electronic benefits transfer (EBT) system shut down for several hours,

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Bicycle friendly, officially Plenty of cities claim to be bicycle friendly. And why wouldn’t they? The phrase describes vibrant, healthy, livable communities in which people enjoy transportation choices and access to recreational facilities. It also connotes a particularly desirable destination for visitors (and reveals a city’s desire to attract a particularly desirable type of visitor). As a result, it is sometimes more aspirational than accurate when a municipality proclaims itself to be bicycle friendly. That’s why Savannah’s recent designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community is so important. It’s a credible, verifiable and meaningful third-party affirmation of our progress. Bicycle Friendly Community status is conferred only after a “comprehensive inquiry designed to yield a holistic picture of an applicant community’s work to promote bicycling,” according to the League of American Bicyclists, which manages the program. Garrison Marr, who coordinates the City of Savannah’s sustainability initiatives, organized a team to prepare the city’s Bicycle Friendly Community application. It’s an exhaustive instrument that uses some 90 measurements to gauge a community’s success in creating safe and convenient places to ride, teaching people of all ages and abilities the skills and confidence to ride, encouraging a strong bike culture that welcomes and celebrates bicycling, ensuring safe roads for all users, and planning for bicycling as a safe and viable transportation option. Marr and his colleagues worked to document the city’s performance on technical measurements such as percentage of the existing on-street bicycle network that meets or exceeds current standards set by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Federal Highway Administration Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Carol Lasell/City of Savannah

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or the National Association of City Transportation Officials. Other questions probed efforts to encourage cycling through programs and events. Savannah’s application was surely strengthened by the full slate of National Bike Month activities and other initiatives organized by the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. Fewer than 300 cities across the United States have earned the designation since the Bicycle Friendly Community program was created in 2003. Savannah is the largest city in Georgia to achieve the distinction. So what does a bronze medal in bicycle friendliness mean? The League of American Bicyclists suggests that, “Bronze communities do not necessarily feel bike friendly,” due to the absence of a comprehensive bicycle infrastructure network and the presence of drivers, who “may not yet be aware that they need to share the road with cyclists.” Nonetheless, bronze is a definite step up from the honorable mention Savannah received on its previous application in 2009, which indicated that the city was “just starting to address the needs of cyclists.” Bronze status confirms “important steps are being taken” toward “providing safe accommodation for cycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation.” A ceremony was held in Tiedeman Park on Oct. 15, at which government officials and citizens joined Alderwoman Mary Ellen Sprague to

celebrate the Bicycle Friendly Community designation. But that wasn’t the only announcement made that day. Mobility and Parking Services Director Veleeta McDonald revealed that the city has teamed up with Chatham Area Transit to extend its bike share system with a station at Ellis Square to complement the station that will be installed at CAT’s Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal Transit Center. Additional locations are also being discussed. The Savannah Bicycle Campaign is also working with partner organizations on two major initiatives that will yield tremendous benefits for all residents, not just those who ride bikes. The first is the completion of the long-awaited Truman Greenway, which will link Daffin Park and Lake Mayer. The other is the adoption of local Complete Streets policies to ensure proper accommodation of bicyclists, pedestrians and transit riders in street improvement projects and new roadway construction. Savannah’s growing reputation as a cycling destination would also receive a boost from additional infrastructure, as has been proved elsewhere in the state. A recently published study prepared for the Northwest Georgia Regional Planning Commission demonstrates the considerable economic impact of the Silver Comet Trail, which runs through Cobb, Paulding, and Polk counties to the Georgia/Alabama state line. The trail generates $57 million in direct spending and has a $461 million impact, representing a 4-to-1 return on investment. Imagine what a comprehensive bicycle infrastructure network could do for Coastal Georgia. Savannah’s Bicycle Friendly Community status can serve as both an inspiration and a challenge to do more. It won’t take alchemy to turn bronze into silver or gold. Hard work and cooperation between government, businesses and citizens will do the trick. cs


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Death on Duffy Police are investigating the death of a 26-year-old Savannah man found in a lane one morning last week.

Audie Walker Murphy of the 2100 block of Tennessee Avenue was found dead behind the New Covenant Holiness Church in the 900 block of East Duffy Lane about 8:20 a.m. Detectives are asking anyone who has information on the death to please come forward by contacting Metro Homicide at (912) 525-3124 or Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters to Crimestoppers remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. • A Savannah man is in critical condition after he was found shot in a car one morning late last week. Police are investigating the 1:01

a.m. shooting at West 38th and Barnard streets. He was found with a gunshot wound in a car that rolled west on West 38th Street onto the curb and steps to at church on the west side of Barnard Street.

“Operation New Hope does not accept aggressive dogs,” says the spokesman. “The dogs coming from the fighting ring were used as bait dogs or breeders, not fighters.”

• Detectives are investigating the shooting of a 23-year-old Savannah man outside his residence one afternoon last week. Nicholas “Dino” Clifton of a Hughes Avenue address near Laroche and Derenne avenues was transported to Memorial University Medical Center about 2:45 p.m. He underwent surgery and is recovering.

• Police have issued a warning to operators of a growing number of motor scooters to lock them when not in use. Thirty-six of the small, motorized two-wheelers have been reported stolen in the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department jurisdiction, 30 of them since June 1. Only seven had been secured with a locking device. “These scooters are growing in popularity, but they are relatively easy for thieves to pick up and steal,” said Acting Chief Julie Tolbert. “Many of the victims of these thefts are those who can least afford to lose them.” Police suggest using a chain or cable, just like with a bike, to secure the scooters to a fixed object to help

• The Chatham County Sheriff ’s Dept. “Operation New Hope” received six new dogs, four of which are special needs dogs. Three are from “the second largest dog fighting ring in United States History,” a spokesman says. “They are coming from a secret location somewhere in the southern United States.” The fourth dog is deaf.

thwart the thefts. • The Savannah Impact Program’s (SIP) Workforce Investment Act Program (WIA) this past Tuesday hosted its Third Annual Slam Dunk Hunger Basketball Game and Food Drive, in which WIA youth program participants take on Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officers and SIP staff. The game was played at the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club, at 510 E. Charlton Street. Guests were asked to donate canned goods. All donations support SIP’s ‘Stock the Pantry Month’ outreach program, done every October to benefit the Social Apostolate of Savannah’s food and meal assistance initiatives. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

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news of the weird Imminent Swirling Vortex of Damnation Land developers for the iconic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo. (famous as the inspiration for the hotel in Stephen King’s “The Shining”) announced recently that they need more space and thus will dig up and move the hotel’s 12-gravesite pet cemetery. Neighbors told the Fort Collins Coloradoan in September that they feared the construction noise, but somehow ignored the potential release of departed spirits (though an “Animal Planet” “dog psychic” who lives in Estes Park seemed to volunteer her services to calm the pets’ souls).

The War Against “Doing the Right Thing” • Teach Our Children Well: (1) Officials at Milford Haven School in Pembrokeshire county, Wales, punished Rhys Johnson, 14, in October for violating the dress code against shaved heads. He was helping raise money for an anti-cancer charity after a third relative of his contracted the illness. (2) North Andover (Mass.) High School punished honor student and volleyball captain Erin Cox in October for giving a drunk classmate a ride home. Cox was cleanand-sober, but violated the school’s “zero tolerance” attitude toward alcohol users (even though more student drunk-driving might result if sober friends feared school punishment). • Walter Dixon knew that he was about to be relocated in December 2012

from a Joliet, Ill., correctional facility to begin serving a new federal drug conspiracy sentence, but instead, state officials mistakenly freed him. Dixon protested, but said he was aggressively dismissed from the premises. It was not until September that he was finally rearrested and began his new sentence. (Dixon was easily located because, though free, he had met regularly with his parole officer and was taking several vocational courses.)

been spotted climbing from a crawl space after accessing one peephole. Nonetheless, as Miller’s lawyer pointed out, the law applies only to peeping for “sexual gratification,” and there is no “first-hand knowledge or observation” that Miller was “aroused” at the time he was spotted. (At press time, the judge was mulling a decision.) • William Woodward of Titusville, Fla., awaiting trial on two murder counts in September, might normally have Advice of Counsel a weak defense under Here’s the state’s “stand your • After consulting with Johnny! ground” law (which a lawyer, Evan Dobelle, requires an “immipresident of Massachusetts’ nent” threat of a forcWestfield State University, ible felony) because accused of billing the state evidence indicates that for unauthorized travel any threats against him expenses, is reportedly were made previously considering claiming that and not at the time of he actually “self-reported” the shooting. Howthe violations as soon ever, in a court filing, as suspicions turned up. Woodward’s lawyers Dobelle says he would thus justified the pre-empbe entitled to the protective ground-standing tion of the state “whistleby referring to the “Bush Doctrine” blower” statute, which shields inside employed by the U.S. in invading Iraq informers when they expose wrongdoin 2003 (the U.S. “standing its ground” ing. (Dobelle was placed on paid leave against Iraqi weapons of mass destrucin October.) tion). (The judge promised a ruling by • In September, landlord Elwyn November.) Gene Miller, 64, went on trial in Iowa City, Iowa, for spying on tenants in the Compelling Explanations small apartment building he owns — after apparently having constructed (1) In October, Jeffrey Laub, 39, was peepholes allowing him views into sentenced on several traffic charges, bathrooms and other areas, and having including leading police on a 111

mph, “Dukes of Hazzard-style” chase through Logan Canyon near Logan, Utah, with the explanation only that he needed an emergency restroom because of something he ate. Judge Thomas Willmore called the excuse “one of the worst” he had heard, since Laub had passed several public toilets during the chase. (2) Riverview, Fla., schoolteacher Ethel Anderson, 31, was convicted in September of having sex with a 12-year-old boy she was tutoring, despite her attempt to explain away the key evidence — “hundreds” of sexual text messages — as mere “rewards” to get his attention and encourage progress in math.

Latest Human “Right” In September, an appeals tribunal reinstated Gwent, Wales, police officer Shaun Jenkins, 36, who was fired in 2010 for having sex with a woman while on duty. The head of a police court concluded that Jenkins was on an authorized break at the time — no more improper than stopping for “a spot of tea.” (Investigators originally found it appalling that Jenkins was out of uniform during the escapade, but he pointed out that his gun remained on his person at all times, albeit down around his ankles.)

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In sci-fi stories, alien planets often have multiple species of indigenous intelligent life forms, whereas Earth has only one species much more advanced than others. Why didn’t multiple species evolve comparable intelligence at the same time? —Ken in Sherborn, MA On the contrary, some researchers believe, two intelligent species once competed to dominate Earth. Much as today we have normal people duking it out with House Republicans, Homo sapiens not long ago may have engaged in a long twilight struggle with Homo neanderthalensis—surely one of the more poignant conflicts in human history. Thing is, Neanderthals may not have been all that dumb. Although the name has become a synonym for mouth-breathing dimwit, archaeological research suggests that, at least in terms of brain size, Neanderthals were comparable to us. In other respects they were ill-adapted to the modern age.
Here’s what we know: • Neanderthals and modern humans diverged from a common ancestor 400,000 years ago, with Neanderthals living in Europe while our forebears camped out in Africa. • Homo sapiens began spreading out of Africa around 60,000 years ago, and reached Europe 45,000 years ago. • A short time after that, archeologically speaking, the Neanderthals were gone. Just how short is a matter of debate—some researchers think it may have been as little as 5,000 years. What happened? Some theories: • We killed them. Author Jared Diamond suggests we may have wiped out the Neanderthals as Europeans did with indigenous peoples, via war and disease. But Neanderthals, whatever their other deficiencies, were stocky and muscular and would have been formidable foes in close combat. As for disease, European pathogens

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depopulated the New World catastrophically fast—the Taino culture encountered by Columbus in the 1490s was virtually extinct just six decades later. The fact that the Neanderthals hung on for 5,000 years suggests that, whatever the differences in mortality, this wasn’t a case where we annihilated the natives with germs. • We assimilated them. Also not likely. Genome studies suggest some interbreeding occurred, most likely between male Neanderthals and female humans, but probably not a lot. The amount of Neanderthal DNA in the genomes of most present-day Europeans and Asians is no more than around 4 percent, and it’s even lower for Africans, whose ancestors stayed home and had less contact. • They couldn’t adapt. The trendy version is that Neanderthals couldn’t adapt to the changing climate, although climatic conditions at the time they disappeared from the fossil record were seemingly favorable. Timing aside, many argue that Neanderthals lacked sophisticated social organization and hunting skills (they apparently never domesticated dogs, for example), were awkward and slow, and generally just couldn’t cope. • We outcompeted them. The heart of your question. The maladaptation theory suggests Neanderthals would have gone extinct whether we’d been on the scene or not. The competition theory, in contrast, says that, even if we didn’t necessarily destroy them in open warfare, by outgunning them in the battle for scarce resources we pushed them over the brink. The evidence is circumstantial, but come on. Neanderthals had survived for hundreds of thousands of years. Then we show up, and 5,000 years later they’re gone. Not to say you can only have one intelligent species at a time. Consider what some claim is the second-most intelligent animal on our planet: the dolphin. Dolphins have the secondlargest brain-to-body-weight ratio of any terrestrial creature. They form large social groups, communicate, use tools, and exhibit altruistic behavior.

 The difference is dolphins occupy a separate ecosystem. Unlike the Neanderthals, they don’t compete with us for the same resources. Still, it’s tempting to conjecture that a planet has room for one intelligent apex predator, and we’re Earth’s. cs

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In 2005, British thespian Natalie Dormer made her film debut in Lasse Hallström’s Casanova, which stared Heath Ledger as the legendary Italian seducer. On her first day, after being delivered to the set deep in the heart of Venice (via water taxi), she shot a scene with … Oscarwinning British thespian Jeremy Irons. “I was a young ingénue, fresh out of drama school, nervous as hell because it was Jeremy Irons,” Dormer remembers. “Completely intimidated.” It’s been nearly a decade since Casanova went before the cameras. Jeremy Irons is, of course, still Jeremy Irons — and Natalie Dormer, through her work in the Showtime series The Tudors and HBO’s Game of Thrones, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after actresses in the business (she’s in Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, with Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz, opening Oct. 25). She and Irons will meet again this week, as both are being honored at the Savannah Film Festival. “It will be kind of lovely to see him all these years later, to have a laugh and a joke with him and remind him of how timid I was, and intimidated by him,” says Dormer, 31. “And how in awe of him I was at the time.” She was doomed monarch Anne Boleyn on The Tudors (20072010), opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII (for obvious reasons, the character didn’t make it to the end of the series). On the insanely popular Game of Thrones, Dormer plays the cunning Margaery Tyrell, recently betrothed to the deeply disturbed boy-king Joffrey Baratheon. She will play Cressida in the third and fourth Hunger Games movies (in 2014 and 2015, respectively). Dormer, who happens to be an expert poker player, excels at crafting intelligent characters who hide behind otherwise pleasant poker faces. From the movie W.E., in which she played the Duchess of York, to the current CBS series Elementary (she’s Irene Adler and Moriarty to Jonny Lee Miller’s Sherlock Holmes), she’s doesn’t show her hand unless she’s all aces. Which, more often than not, she is.

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Above, left: Natalie Dormer in Casanova (2005), her first film. Above: In character as Irene Adler (aka Moriarty) on the CBS-TV series Elementary.

This is a pivotal moment in your career, isn’t it? Do you feel like the whole world, literally, is watching you right now? “This is what I worked for all this time.” Natalie Dormer: It always bugs me when people call people overnight sensations. It’s just beautiful when you start to reap what you’ve been sowing for a very long time. It’s very gratifying when people start to notice that you’ve been making a concerted effort to challenge yourself, and work in as many diverse places and opportunities as have been able to come your way. So yes, insofar as I’m aware of being part of zeitgeist phenomenons like Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games, it’s a special time in my life and yes, I am aware of that. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I would imagine you’re at a point where you don’t have to take a gig you don’t like. Natalie Dormer: I graduated in 2004 from one of the top drama schools in London. So I’ve been going nearly a decade professionally. So yes, you start to notice a subtle shift — maybe on certain projects, directors don’t

necessarily want you to audition, they just want to meet you, and talk things through, and see if you click. But also, however you work up the food chain, your competition just gets more impressive. It’s not that the competition gets any less, or that the roles are easier to win. I suppose there’s just as much scrambling and fighting for the best roles; you’re just going up another echelon. Do you understand what I’m saying? It’s never easy. But now, you’re — for lack of a more dignified phrase — a known commodity. Instead of the director saying “Let’s get a Natalie Dormer type,” they’ll say “Let’s get Natalie Dormer.” Natalie Dormer: Yeah, but then I would mischievously say to you — my natural reaction — is that once I get to a certain place I start fighting against that type. As soon as I feel that I’ve ticked a box, or achieved something, or become known for something, then it’s just my nature that I want to … not undermine it, because I’m proud of it, I want to deconstruct it and challenge myself in a different direction. And start new challenges.


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Left: As Anne Boleyn in Showtime’s The Tudors. Right: As Margaery Tyrell in the top-rated HBO series Game of Thrones.

Great segue for me … you’re saying no more conniving, sexy royals? Natalie Dormer: Exactly, exactly. And see, that’s where you meet me now, at this point in my career. Very grateful and proud and happy memories of the people in my life, and those times on those jobs. I mean, obviously I’m still playing Margaery Tyrell, but my Anne Boleyn days and so forth are behind me. And now I do want to challenge people’s perceptions of me. And run around in a post-apocalyptic era with boys, and in combat trousers and Army boots. I’m ticking that box! That’s what gives me an adrenaline rush. You know, it’s healthy for all of us to take ourselves out of our comfort zones, in real life and professionally. That’s how you learn and grow. Regarding The Counselor, was it cool to be on a set with Ridley Scott? Natalie Dormer: Oh yeah, that was a life-changing moment, definitely. Ridley Scott is such a bastion of the film industry. The man is a legend … Alien, Thelma & Louise, Blade Runner … it goes without saying. Completely, I had that shortness of breath moment; you have to calm yourself and get on with the job. I just watched this very erotic scene online with you and Michael Fassbender in the lingerie shop …

Natalie Dormer: And you thought “What’s that about?” [laughing] Ours is not to reason why, Bill. That was a viral scene. That’s not actually part of the movie. It was shot as a viral campaign, after the fact, after I was finished with shooting the film and had drawn a line under the experience. I have a scene in The Counselor with Brad Pitt, and a scene with Cameron Diaz. My character doesn’t actually interact with Michael Fassbender. I’m not entirely sure what they were done for — I wasn’t even sure that they would ever be used. But from where I was standing, it was just an opportunity to shoot a scene with Michael Fassbender. I wasn’t really going to say no. I took it as a compliment that Ridley had liked me enough … there were viral campaigns for Prometheus as well, that were sort of independent scenes. It’s interesting the way filmmaking is going. You know that old thing these days of, you watch a trailer and you feel like you’ve watched the entire movie. So filmmakers are trying to think outside of the box, and do interesting things like shoot independent scenes. I’m glad you explained that to me. Natalie Dormer: I’m as perplexed as you are, to be perfectly honest. I saw it for the first time about three days ago, and I’ve been getting very

confused, perplexed text messages from my friends in and outside of the industry. I just raise my hands up and say “I don’t know, really.” But hey, everyone’s talking about it, so there you go! [laughing] And the fact that everyone’s talking about it means it must be fulfilling its objective in some way, shape or form. Are you still doing the Elementary series over here? Natalie Dormer: Hmm. Might be! [laughing] Wouldn’t you be better suited to the British series Sherlock, with Benedict Cumberbatch? It’s so very English. Rather than an American-made Sherlock Holmes show? Natalie Dormer: I worked with Benedict, and I think he’s a gorgeous human being. An outstanding actor. But likewise, I feel similarly about Jonny Lee Miller. The mythology and the posterity than Arthur Conan Doyle left us means that it’s such a great story, it’s such a great character study that there is enough room in modern life for these re-imaginings and different incarnations of Sherlock. I think that’s the beauty. The idea of him having an addiction issue is a very interesting take. And personally, the concept of the interdependency of a nemesis derived

from the fact that two people were in love, and then there’s the opposite end of the spectrum, I found fascinating. One could say that whatever form Moriarty has taken over the years, Moriarty and Holmes have always been yin and yang of the same person. Natalie Dormer: Absolutely! It’s a great comment on the human condition that everyone needs a raison d’etre. And whether it’s a driving love, or a driving passion, or a driving hatred, or a driving competition ... you know Rush, which I did recently, was very interesting insofar as it was the very competitive drive between Nikki Lauda and James Hunt that fueled one another. Wise men in the past have said “Pick your friends, but be more clever about picking your enemies.” Because that is what truly defines a man. And I find that a fascinating concept. I love the Benedict show, and I love Elementary. I watch them both. And I love Robert Downey Jr. I think there’s room enough for all of us to jostle around, you know? CS Tuesday, Oct. 29 7 p.m., Trustees Theater: The Book Thief Natalie Dormer, Discovery Award


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Sixteen million homes tuned into the Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead two weeks ago. The AMC series about a post-zombie apocalypse world is officially a phenomenon — look no further than that pop culture barometer, Rolling Stone, which put the ultraviolent TV show on its cover the week of the season premiere. A big part of the success of The Walking Dead — besides the copious amounts of blood and gore — is charismatic actor Norman Reedus, who plays survivalist Daryl Dixon. He is a whip-smart, smart-ass, motorcycle-riding backwoods zombie killer, a master of the crossbow and the eviscerating blade, and the others could not survive without him. The Walking Dead is filmed in the forests and small towns around Atlanta; Reedus, 44, has a home in Palmetto, several miles to the southwest of the city. On Oct. 31, he’ll publish a photography book, The Sun’s Coming Up … Like a Big Bald Head, and will soon be

onscreen in the film Sunlight Jr., with Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon. Reedus is in town Saturday and Sunday for the Savannah Film Festival; his official role is to teach a master class for SCAD acting students. That’s not open to the public, but he’ll be on the red carpet both nights, and will doubtless turn up at several other screenings, too. So yeah, you might just see him around. Walking Live. You’re, like, the biggest TV star on the planet right now … what’s that feel like, Norman? Norman Reedus: Well, I don’t know about that. But I’m part of a cool

show, with a cool cast and a cool set of producers and writers, and it feels really good to be a part of this. It’s something we’ve all fought for since Day One, to make it as good as possible. Everybody’s been giving 110 percent for four years solid now. So it feels good that people are liking our show, for sure. Is your privacy out the window? Or can you still go out and not get recognized? Norman Reedus: I get stopped all the time. And 99.9 percent of the people are great. There’s always one person that’s a little off. But I spend seven months out of the year down in this town in Georgia, where I’m so far away from everybody. It’s kind of a culture shock when I go back to New York and there’s a lot of people in general around me. But as far as being recognized, I don’t mind it one bit. I’m very, very excited to be in this position, and be part of such a cool show.

Sixteen million viewers. Sixteen million people watching. I’d be petrified like Ralph Kramden when I heard that, going homina, homina, homina … what does it say to you? Norman Reedus: You know what’s crazy? That number is so impressive, and I’m so proud of us and our show, I look at that and I think “Man, they don’t even know what’s coming. Wait till they get a look at what’s coming next.” Honestly, just wait. It gets better and better and better and better. I can’t wait for people to see the rest of it. I can’t imagine that number not going up. You never know which character is going to bite it next on the show. It could be you next week! Do you ever think that — you’ll show up for work one day, and the script says “Daryl gets an arrow through the head”? Norman Reedus: I would be lying if I said that our entire cast, every time we get a script, doesn’t race through


What’s a typical shooting day like? Norman Reedus: For me, I get up and the sun’s not out yet. I slam a cup of coffee, I get on my motorcycle, I ride through the woods of Georgia, on the backroads, to set. The sun comes up usually as I’m riding there. I have my eyes peeled not to hit any deer that jump out in front of us. We get to work, we go to our trailer, we change into our filthy, filthy clothes. We go into our makeup and hair, and everyone is usually in a great mood. There’s usually some music blasting in that trailer. They douse us with filth and black slime, and blood if it calls for it. And then we high-five each other and walk up to set. Everyone starts screaming, and we get into this mode, and we shoot a scene. That’s pretty much how it goes. Are you there till the sun goes down? Norman Reedus: Oh yeah, we film eight hours a day. By the end of the day, all of us are walking back from set to our trailers, limping, holding our backs like we’re 90 years old. Some people have fresh cuts on them that are real. Then I get back on my motorcycle, covered in blood, and I drive home. I jump right into the shower, and the ring of dirt and blood on my shower floor is amazing to look at. My sheets are black and red from the stuff I couldn’t wash off in the shower. In the morning, I throw the clothes in the washing machine, get back on the bike and do it again. Georgia is hot, and there are bugs. I have this image of extras sitting around picnic tables, in full zombie regalia, complaining about the heat and the bugs. I imagine it’s tough under all that stuff they have to wear. Norman Reedus: Oh my God, my hat goes off to them, because they bring it every time. You do see them sitting around Craft Services, drinking a Dr. Pepper or whatever. But when they say “Action,” those guys get into it. We also have our A-team zombies that come back sometimes and play new zombies that you would never recognize. A guy will come up to you and go “You shot me in Season One,

right between the eyes!” And you’ll go “Hey … you again!” You don’t really recognize them because they’re a different zombie today. And yeah, we have bugs — I got attacked by a swarm of bees the other day, and got stung all over my elbow. Which was a drag, but Georgia’s part of the show. We couldn’t shoot the show if we were in Burbank. It wouldn’t be the same show. It’s definitely a character in our show. Can you actually shoot a crossbow? Norman Reedus: Yeah. I’m really good with it. After this long, I’d better be good. OK, but did you have this skill before the show started? Norman Reedus: Absolutely not. I live in Manhattan. But I will admit I’ve gotten pretty good with it. John Sanders, our weapon expert, he takes the time to take us to the gun range quite a bit, he teaches us all the weapons, so that we look like we know what we’re doing. And we feel comfortable running in groups with AK-47s in our hands, and not hurting anybody. So it’s a well-oiled ballet. Don’t you think the storyline has to end eventually? Could it go on for 10 more years? Norman Reedus: The thing is, it could. It’s a linear story, which is interesting for TV. If the writing’s there, and the enthusiasm’s there, and the interest is there, I can’t see an end in sight. It’s become not so much a show about zombies — which I never thought it was, from the beginning — but a show about these characters, and their clocks are ticking. Who do they want to be? What do they want to stand for? What do they want to fight for and what do they want to give up? It’s their two feet on the ground. And to watch these characters go through that, I can’t see an end in sight. There will always be the fear of death, the fear of your time expiring. That’s a running theme in our show. Stepping up to the plate and being who you want to be, in your last hours. It’s a never-ending theme. CS

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to the end and heave a huge sigh of relief if they make it! We all do that with every single script we get. They are very good at keeping us on our toes.

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SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL Actor Jeremy Irons will be here Monday, Oct. 28, to participate in a Q&A session in the afternoon, and to receive, at night, the Savannah Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. An Academy Award winner (for 1989’s Reversal of Fortune, in which he played accused society murderer Claus von Bülow), Irons began as an Old Vic-trained stage actor. He has been making movies — and erudite TV dramas — for more than three decades. From David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers and M. Butterfly to Adrian Lyne’s Lolita remake, Steven Soderbergh’s Kafka and Louis Malle’s Damage, Irons has demonstrated a masterful balance of almost subliminal psychological and sexual tension. It’s all there in his eyes … and in that reedy, aristocratic voice, which he also put to effective use in popcorn movies like Die Hard With a Vengeance (as a Eurotrash villain) and The Lion King (as Scar, the king’s jealous and powermad brother). He is also a Tony winner (for The Real Thing) and the recipient of an Emmy Award (for Elizabeth I). This interview was conducted via e-mail on October 17.

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Jeremy Irons

Many film and television actors make periodic returns to the stage, as you do. Is this a matter of “re-charging your batteries,” or maintaining a healthy connection to the way you got into acting in the first place? Or is it, well, just fun?

In the ‘70s you worked in British theater and television. In those days, was the next (hopeful) step getting into British films, or were you thinking “Gotta get into American movies”? Was making a name in America something you thought about, worked at, or something that just happened?

Jeremy Irons: Like most actors what I am looking for is a good story, and a character to play who seems interesting, relevant and a challenge. The medium has really very little to do with it. Good and satisfying work is always hard to find, and hard to carry out, whether it be in the theatre, film or television, but it has to be sought constantly. Each medium has its own pain and pleasures, and I have always tried to retain some sort of presence in them all, both for business reasons and because of my deep love and need for contrast in my life.

Jeremy Irons: I never had the slightest inkling I would get the chance to work in movies, let alone international ones. I saw my career, if I was to have one, in British Theatre and hopefully in British Television. I pursued a role in Brideshead Revisited because I believed to be part of a successful television series would help my Box Office value in the Theatre. Of course I had no way of knowing that it would become internationally successful. The fact that at the same time Karel Rice went out on a limb to cast me opposite Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant’s

Woman was a glorious piece of luck and helped to open the doors to an international career.

whatever frustrations get in your way, don’t give up.

After (or before!) Brideshead hit in the States, what’s the best advice you received from a fellow British actor, about working in American-made projects?

Dead Ringers was supremely creepy on the big screen (I remember it well). Can you talk about the difficulties — and the pleasures, I suppose — in playing identical twins? What were those work days like?

Jeremy Irons: At that time I had no desire to work in America. I looked at the British actors who had moved to Hollywood, and came to the conclusion that I would probably be happier living and raising a family, if I was to have one, in Europe. I have never seen fame as something worth courting for its own sake, only as something which may increase the opportunity for the type of work that is fulfilling. As far as advice, the most memorable was from my theatre school Principal, “Soldier On.” In other words, despite

Jeremy Irons: All film, and indeed theatre, is about creating an imaginary world, and convincing the audience that something manufactured is, in fact, true. To be given the chance to create two characters seemed like a pretty cool trick, and once I had discovered that the technical process was not too daunting, I relished finding a way to allow the audience to differentiate between them while the characters on screen were often unable to do that. David Cronenberg and his DOP Peter Suchitsky were immensely helpful in my


A cross-section of highlights from Jeremy Irons’ distinguished career. At left, of course, is Scar from The Lion King, who sounded uncannily like Jeremy Irons.

I honestly have no idea what Claus von Bulow looks or sounds like (I’ve just learned that he’s still alive!) To me, he looks and sounds like Jeremy Irons, which is I think a testament to the power of your work in Reversal of Fortune). You got a lot of acclaim for that one — is it one of your own favorites? Is that the role you suppose you’ll be best remembered for? Jeremy Irons: It was for Claus that I won the Academy Award, although I think often that is awarded not just for one role but is also influenced by previous work, and how you figure as an actor in the minds of the Academy voters. I happen to believe that Dead Ringers, the film I had made the year before, was an influence on the way they voted, although it itself was not an “Oscar” film because of its rather murky subject matter. The films I seem to be remembered for vary depending on the country and the age of the audience. In Asia and India they remember Die Hard

with a Vengeance; in Spain, House of the Spirits; in Germany, Lolita; in France Moonlighting; in America The Borgias and almost everywhere Damage. And, of course all parents of kids remember The Lion King. I am just grateful when people remember my name. My daughter was around 5 years old at the time of The Lion King, and I still know every line. When they offered you this one, did they say something like “We want Scar to sound imperious, like Claus von Bülow”? Or did you bring something else to the voice? Jeremy Irons: Whatever voice came was arrived at by looking at the initial sketches, and from the freedom the directors gave me to try anything. The fact that he may occasionally remind you of Claus, comes from the fact that they both share the same voice box. To be known to an entire generation as the voice of an animated lion is a mixed blessing, and is due both to the quality of the film, and Disney’s incredible marketing skills. CS Monday, Oct. 28 1 p.m., Lucas Theatre: “Lolita” Q&A with actor Jeremy Irons 7 p.m., Trustees Theater: “Seduced and Abandoned” Jeremy Irons, Lifetime Achievement Award

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Since he burst onto the scene, fully formed, with the one-two punch Citizen Ruth (1996) and Election (1999), writer/ director Alexander Payne has created a collection of wonderfully idiosyncratic comedies, populated with characters who know what they want, but don’t always take the easy way getting it. Take Jack Nicholson’s irascible, traveling widower in About Schmidt, or the unfulfilled wine aficionado played by Paul Giamatti in Sideways. Or George Clooney’s Hawaiian land baron, grappling with a guilty conscience in The Descendants. Payne won an Oscar for his

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(co-written) screenplay on that last one. The Omaha native (and resident) is honored by the Savannah Film Festival this week, following a screening of his latest film, Nebraska. Bruce Dern (whose daughter Laura played the title role in Citizen Ruth, Payne’s first film) will introduce Payne. In Nebraska — which was written by Bob Nelson, and directed (in black and white) by

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the deadpan sense of humor. And it was a merciful 94 pages, I think. And I just thought it would make a nice little movie.

Why did you connect with this story?

Someone such as yourself, I expect you get a lot of submissions. What’s the process? Does a bell go off in your head, and you say “I’m going to do THIS one.”

Alexander Payne: Well, it reached me because it had the title of Nebraska, and I’m kind of the go-to Nebraska fellow. Had it been called Georgia, well, dot dot dot. Beyond the title, I just liked this oddball little story, and

Alexander Payne: I await the bell. There’s no process. It’s as immediate

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Was Bruce Dern’s the face you imagined in the lead role as you read it? Alexander Payne: While reading a script, or even writing a script, I often have that alternately vague and clear face that I might have while reading a novel, or that others might. That kind of personal casting you have in your brain. But I think — this is years ago — when I put it down, I considered “Well, who could play this part?” And then Bruce Dern’s name lept to mind. It’s not to say I didn’t meet tons of other actors, because I did. But I circled back around to Mr. Dern. What are you most interested in — a sense of place, a sense of story, or is it the characters? Alexander Payne: All of the above. In an intelligent, literate script. I guess I’m stating the obvious, but dramatic situations, told in a funny way. I don’t want to limit what I do in the future, but I know, no matter what the genre is, I need a good screenplay. Like Ride the High Country. “Well, it’s just a Western!” No, it’s an extremely beautiful, literate, poetic Western. The genre doesn’t matter. But what I dislike about so many current American films, and for the last many, many years, is the obsessive need for the screenplays not to be intelligent. Not to be literate. Like if there’s a smarter choice and a less

smart choice, they choose that last one, thinking “we’ll have broader appeal.” Not in all cases. There are many wonderful films all the time. But by and large, go back and watch films from the ‘40s, ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and you see a lot more interesting, literate, considered scripts. By that token, then, how did The Descendants get made? It’s very intelligent, but it’s not a big ambitious film. Was that because of you? Was it because of Clooney? If what you’re saying is completely true, that movie should never have been made! Alexander Payne: There are many exceptions every year! Look at this wonderful year we have for American film this year: Spike Jonze’s Her, and Twelve Years a Slave, even Gravity. I’m sure David Russell’s picture will be terrific. There’s always good movies being made, but I’m just talking about by and large. Why was The Descendants made? Because I wanted to. That was the screenplay I wrote, and then I had a studio who backed me at a certain price — I mean, we have to keep these movies kinda cheap. It was my biggest hit to date. Plus, it had Clooney. CS

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as anybody else reading anything. You know, the thing is about filmmaking is that each film takes such a long time, I have to be really careful. If a feature film could be made in two months, why, I’d be the biggest sellout ever. And do all sorts of different things. But because it takes typically about two years, from working on the screenplay, casting, securing the financing, scouting locations, shooting, editing and then having to talk about it afterwards. Like in this conversation. The story has to have some staying power. And so I have to be careful what I choose. That’s why I’ve made only six films to date. I just liked this one. I don’t know what it is now, but I never imagined it would be any kind of grand statement, or anything beyond a nice little movie. Now, maybe it has more elements today, once it’s finished, but when I was reading it I thought “Well, this is just a nice little movie.” Sorry to repeat myself!

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Thoroughly charming and supremely enjoyable, Hank and Asha is a cinematic romance for the modern era: A young man (Andrew Pastides) and a young woman (Mahira Kakkar), living on opposite sides of the world, send each other creative video letters. And there’s your plot. No Skyping, no instant messaging, no texting. Hank’s an aspiring filmmaker in New York City, Asha is a film student studying in Prague; their friendship — and possibly more (we’re not telling) — is kindled when she e-mails him a fairly simple video fan letter. Writer/director James E. Duff and writer/editor Julia Morrison will accompany Hank and Asha to the Savannah Film Festival (it screens Oct. 27 and 31, at 9:30 and 10 a.m. respectively). It’s already won Audience Favorite at Slamdance, Best Cinematography at Woods Hole, Best Feature at

Portland. Among others. Small, intimate and quite wonderful, Hank and Asha is a perfect example of why we will always need indie films: A major studio, with major bucks, would have made a major hash out of it. How did you guys get the idea for this film? James E. Duff: Julia and I were teaching at a film school in Prague … and we were thinking about a time in our lives where, instead of Skyping or Facebook or whatever, you would write letters to people. Imagine that! You take time to write the letter, you put a lot of thought into it, and the

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person you’re sending it to has a lot of anticipation. In a sense, you make that person who you want them to be. So it’s a way of making this intimate, very intense connection. And so we thought of a story where, instead of letters, we would update it to 2013 — what if the scenario was through video? But more of a nostalgic look at it, rather than fastpaced, texting … actually two people who take time to share themselves with each other, and kind of make themselves vulnerable. I loved the fact that they were both filmmakers, in a sense, and they went to some lengths to set up the shots for their video letters, making sure each one was different. So as a viewer, I also got to anticipating the next one. James E. Duff: Well, thank you for saying that, because that was very carefully thought out. At first, hers are much more carefully framed, composed, and his are a little bit rough.

But then as the story goes, he puts more thought into it and so forth. At first, she’s trying to impress him a little bit, because he could be a mentor. Her scenes are very warm, they’re very red, very colorful. And his are kind of monochromatic. Our cinematographer Bianca Butti is absolutely fabulous. Basically, she was holding the camera the entire time, and the actor would put his or her hand under Bianca’s hand (pretending they were switching off the video camera). So it was kind of like a little dance we were doing. There’s a surprising amount of location backgrounds on the video letters. Where did you shoot them? James E. Duff: We were living in Prague, where Asha lives, so our big expense was to fly Mahira and Bianca out. We shot her for 10 days. We knew what we wanted each letter to be, but the dialogue was not thoroughly scripted. The ideas were there,


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and the objectives. You know when And it’s so not easy, because they’re you write a letter, you’re tryplaying off a camera. ing to get the other person What happens now with the to feel a certain way, and film? you put your emotion James E. Duff: We’ve behind it. been very fortunate. So we’d work with We’ve played seven fesMahira on that, and tivals, and we’ve actushe would use her ally won seven awards. creative imagination. Which has been absolutely We would do each letfantastic. We’re making our ter — each scene — probinternational premiere at ably eight or nine times. Each James E. Duff the Thessaloniki Film Festitime a different way, to give us val in Greece in November. options and to make everything We were really surprised work. And also, we wanted to and honored to get in there, because make it feel really spontaneous and they take only a couple of American not rehearsed. And so it was up to indies. the actors, and they were just brilSo we’ve rented our place in New liant. Mahira had nothing to play off York out. It’s really important to be of. Then when we went to New York, out there with the film, to promote it. we did show Andrew a couple of her clips, but not very many of them. Because as you know, with indie films Before we decided to make this it’s hard to get things watched and movie, Julia and I decided to try to accumulate an audience. We’re lookdo it ourselves, to send video mesing at March, April to do the theatrisages to each other. And, talk about cal, and shortly thereafter it’ll come embarrassing! They were so bad, and out on the digital platforms. CS we both looked so self-conscious … For more: www.hankandasha.com those two actors make it look easy.

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If you can only attend opening weekend: Tickets for the Opening Gala screening Nebraska on Sat 10/26 at 7:30 p.m. and Last Vegas Sunday 10/27 at 7 p.m., are sold out, but there is always the rush line for any available seats, ten minutes before the film starts. These are must-see films! Sunday daytime screening: Hank and Asha at 9:30 a.m. at Trustees Theater – an awesome look at modern online romance between two twenty-somethings, preceded by the similar themed short Setup, Punch with Elijah Wood and Alia Shawkat from Arrested Development Sunday daytime screening: The Spectacular Now at 1 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre, followed by a Q & A session with lead actor Miles Teller and director James Ponsoldt, a heartfelt coming of age story, worth seeing again (if you’ve already seen it) and hear Miles and James discuss their process

If you can only attend the closing weekend, and love GREAT ACTING and STORY: Grab tickets for the Friday, November 1 10 a.m. pair Wild Horses and The Pretty One, and the 4 p.m. pair The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars and the documentary, Mayan Blue, both at the Lucas Theatre. Don’t forget the 7 p.m. special screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at the Trustees Theater as well! Grab a ticket to the Saturday, November 2 2:30 p.m. special screening One Chance at Trustees Theater, sure to be a delight, and based on a true story. Definitely wait in the Rush Line for the Saturday, November 2 closing night film August: Osage County and awards ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Trustees Theater, to see what wins the “best of ” prizes and stay for the excellent sure-fire Oscar attention getting film.

If you can only attend closing weekend, and love SHORT films: Grab tickets for the Animation Block and both Student Blocks on Friday, 11/1 at the Trustees Theater at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:30p.m. From the George Takei narrated animation The Missing Scarf to awesome student work from schools around the country as well as SCAD, you won’t be disappointed. Saturday, November 2, grab a ticket for the 10 a.m. documentary Dear Mr. Watterson, to see the short Walking the Dogs, a true tale of an unexpected visit paid to Queen Elizabeth (Emma Thompson) in the 1980’s, and stay for the documentary. It’s not too long, and an excellent tribute to the epic comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes.”

For ACTION LOVERS and THRILL SEEKERS: Don’t miss Jack Irish: Bad Debts, preceded by the chilling short ABScreenings at 2:30 p.m. at Trustees Theater on Sunday, 10/27 or 1:00pm at the Lucas Theatre on Friday, November 1. Catch the riveting short Wild Horses at 2:30 p.m. at Trustees Theater on Monday, October 28 and catch the Student Block B at the Lucas Theatre at 4 p.m. Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve is a riveting look at how our monetary system operates. Highly informative, this doc feature is paired with the Sundance Film Festival pick, Palimpsest. Tuesday, October 29 at 2:30 at Trustees or Thursday, October 31 at 1 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre.


If HEARTFELT DRAMAS and FEEL GOOD FILMS are your forte, the following films are worth the price of admission: Hank and Asha – 10/27, 9:30 a.m., Trustees and 11/1, 10 a.m., Lucas The Spectacular Now – 10/27, 1 p.m., Lucas Dear Mr. Watterson - 10/28, 11:30 a.m., Trustees and 11/2, 10 a.m., Lucas The Pretty One – 10/28, 2:30 p.m., Trustees and 11/1, 10 p.m., Lucas Brothers Hypnotic, and Who Shot Rock & Roll – 10/28, 11:30 a.m. Trustees, 10/31, 4 p.m., Lucas Home:_____ - 10/27, 11:30 a.m., Trustees and 11/2, 1 p.m., Lucas The Book Thief – 10/29, 7 p.m., Trustees Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D – 10/30, 11:30 a.m., Trustees Philomena – 10/31, 7 p.m., Trustees The Invisible Woman – 11/2, 11:30 a.m., Trustees One Chance – 11/2, 2:30 p.m. Trustees

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Saturday, Oct. 26 (Trustees Theater)

6 p.m.: Opening Night Reception 7:30 p.m. Alexander Payne, Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award, presented by Bruce Dern Screening of Nebraska

Sunday, Oct. 27

9:30 a.m., Trustees: Setup, Punch; Hank and Asha 11:30 a.m., Trustees: CARE; Home:____ 1 p.m, Lucas Theatre: The Spectacular Now Q&A with actor Miles Teller, director James Ponsoldt and writer Michael Weber 2:30 p.m., Trustees: AB-; Jack Irish: Bad Debts 4 p.m., Lucas: Fear of Flying, Irish Folk Furniture, Love in the Time of Advertising, Mr. Hublot, Sci-Fly, The Missing Scarf, The Rose of Turaida 7 p.m., Trustees: Last Vegas

Monday, Oct. 28

9:30 a.m., Trustees: The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars; Mayan Blue 10 a.m., Lucas: Baxter, Justice Denied, Pretty, Runaway, Skin, The Collector’s Gift, Unorthodox 11:30 a.m., Trustees Theater: Walking the Dogs; Dear Mr. Watterson 11:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery: Avid Panel 1 p.m., Lucas: Lolita Q&A with actor Jeremy Irons 2:30 p.m., Trustees: Wild Horses, The Pretty One 2:30 p.m., Gutstein Gallery: The Storytellers 4 p.m., Lucas Theatre: Balloon Cat, Chicken or the Egg, Dirt, Mo Chara, Six Letter Word, The Empty Room, The Final Straw, The Observer,Valiant 7 p.m., Trustees: Jeremy Irons, Lifetime Achievement Award Seduced and Abandoned Q&A with producer Alec Baldwin and director James Toback

Seduced and Abandoned: James Toback and Alec Baldwin

Tuesday, Oct. 29

10 a.m., Lucas: SuperShorts! 11:30 a.m., Trustees: Who Shot Rock & Roll, Brothers Hypnotic 11:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery: Young Directors Forum 1 p.m., Lucas: Historical Shorts 2:30 p.m., Trustees Theater: Palimpsest; Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve 2:30 p.m., Gutstein Gallery: Cinema Studies Panel 4 p.m., Lucas: How I Live Now 7 p.m., Trustees: Natalie Dormer, Discovery Award Screening of The Book Thief

Nebraska: Bruce Dern and Will Forte

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August, Osage County: Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep

The Book Thief: Geoffrey Rush and Sophie Nelisse

9:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery: Transmedia Showcase 10 a.m., Lucas: SCAD Student Showcase 11:30 a.m., Trustees: Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away RealD 3-D screening 11:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery: Big Vision Empty


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“My lovely one-year-old daughter has been sucking the creative brain juice out of my skull!” Dare Dukes laughs when he says this, perhaps in the spirit of preHalloween jocularity. But the truth is that the Savannah-based singer/songwriter has played nary a gig since his daughter arrived in August of 2012. She has a big brother who’s three. “Two kids is like five kids,” Dukes says. He’s taking a few precious moments off from Daddyhood to play a short set at the Sentient Bean on Friday, Oct. 25, alongside Asheville’s John Wilkes Booth and the Black Tooth, and Viking Progress. “I wanted to write some new material before I played out,” says Dukes, whose Thugs and China Dolls record came out way back in early 2012, “and I haven’t done that yet. But these guys are friends, so I wanted to support them.” Never fear, Dare-devils. “I will be playing soon,” he explains. “I’m not like, not playing or anything like that.” But the kids come first.

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It looks like 98 Industry Drive on the westside is the place to be for eccentric live shows over the next couple of weeks. That’s the nondescript warehouseturned club and studio they call Dollhouse Productions. DJ ItSBANKS, Onixx and Relapse are among the music-makers Oct. 24 (this Thursday) at Dollhouse. It’s a 21+, costumes-encouraged Halloween party (with psychic readings and other cool stuff) to raise funds for a proposed short film about 15th Century Hungarian serial killer Erzebet Bathory, aka “Countess Dracula.” Dollhouse’s actual Halloween bash takes place Oct. 31 (natch) with the Brooklyn duo Azar Swan, Delphic Oracle, Dame Darcy and DJ Tameryn. And the veteran Brazilian psych band Os Mutantes has a Dollhouse date Nov. 20. Opening will be the Mutantes’ South American touring mates, the punk trio Capsula.

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the 6th annual Ogeechee River fundraiser at Moon River Brewing Co., 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Food and drink, silent auction, good cause — it’s the total package. Tickets are $35 advance, $45 day of. • Look at this impressive local lineup: Velvet Caravan, the Eric Culberson Band, Doc & the Brawner Boys, Andrew Gill Band, the Christy Alan Band, Lauren Lapointe and the Train Wrecks play — one right after the other — Saturday, Oct. 26 at Paxton Park (Bluff Drive, Isle of Hope). It’s the Isle of Hope Art and Music Festival, free from 1 to 10 p.m. The music’s in the marina parking lot; the art show goes from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. See iohha.com. • Name-checking the bands performing Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Food Day Festival in Daffin Park: A Nickel Bag of Funk, the Accomplices, Eric Culberson Band, Basik Lee, AWOL, Cranford & Sons. The event is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. • Public service announcement: Have you seen a really nice Ovation 12-string guitar around recently, a “Glen Campbell Signature Model”? It may be the one that belongs to our friend Chris Desa, of the Savannah


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multiracial like the Family Stone — daring, perhaps, in the raciallycharged Deep South of the time. But singers Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Murdock, the husband-andwife team that built the original band around themselves, so believed in the visceral power of what they were doing, and were so good at it, they supercharged millions around the globe and generated a cult following that lasts to this day. The young Prince was a devoted early fan of “Baby Love,” “Mickey’s Monkey,” “Love Changes” and “Nigaaz Can’t Sing Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Mother’s Finest may not be a household name — the band had a couple of gold albums in the ‘70s, but never achieved superstar status — but their legend looms large. In the day, the general consensus was that the sound was “too rock for black radio, and too black for rock radio.” Instead, the band absolutely killed on the concert circuit, tearing the roof off one sucka after another as billsharer with the likes of Aerosmith, AC/DC, Ted Nugent and even Earth, Wind & Fire. Mother’s Finest earned the unofficial title of “The Most Dangerous Opening Act in the World.” Murdock, Kennedy, guitarist Moses Mo Moore and bassist Wyzard Seay are still the core of Mother’s Finest, re-united a few years ago after a lengthy stretch of inactivity (John Hayes plays lead guitar, and the current drummer is Dion Murdock, Glenn and Joyce’s son). The band performs Friday, Nov. 1 at Coach’s Corner, just a few days after arriving Stateside from a trip to Scandinavia, where they are considered gods (and goddess) of rock ‘n’ roll. It took only a week or so for Mother’s Finest to reach its goal of fully

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story for an hour and a half, with one actor changing character constantly. I have so much fun watching them in rehearsal.” You’d be forgiven for imagining frantic costume changes and an oldfashioned impressionist’s routine, but Pridgen says it’s not going to go down like that at all. Henry James’s novella The Turn of Balaoing plays the governess, with the Screw is based on the notion of Hannah taking on all other roles, the ambiguity of evil, the repression including the housekeeper and the of sexuality, and the different ways we young children. interpret both. “When Jeroy The story changes from a involves a governhousekeeper to ess, the children a small boy, for left in her care, and example, that doesn’t a pair of apparinvolve any cosent ghosts with tume changes. It’s vaguely threatenmore of a physical ing designs on the change and a change children. of intention,” says Are the ghosts Pridgen. real? Is the gov“The characters erness crazy? Or are very specifically both? written. That allows It’s obviously a the audience to powerful theme. engage their imagiSince its publicanations in different tion in 1898, The ways.” Turn of the Screw Pridgen says the has inspired films, actors “experiment TV movies, soap with physicality and operas, radio the character’s voice– scripts, plays, a not so much aesballet, and… a thetically but what Kate Bush song! their intention is. Is Jeroy Hannah & Lexi Balaoing This week, the the housekeeper proSavannah Stage tecting the children Company brings the story to life in from the governess or are they on the another of the interesting adaptations governess’s side?” from this fertile ground. The overall impression is, of course, “Of course I’ve read the original, perfect for this ghostly Halloween and a lot of it is vague and ambiguseason. ous about who the narrator is and “Some elements to it are exciting what’s going on,” says director Bryan and kind of give you the shivers. But Pridgen. “Many of the characters we the story alone we’ve discovered is so don’t actually see. They kind of mirror frightening and so creepy and unsetother characters or have a connectling,” says Pridgen. tion to them. We tried to make really “The things that happen and the strong choices.” relationships between characters One of those strong choices frankly leave you feeling weird. We includes the choice of stage adaptaactually spend a lot of time laughing tion, in this case by Jeffrey Hatcher. in rehearsal because it’s so uncomfort“Aside from the story being so able.” cs fantastic, we’re using an adaptation which only involves two actors,” PridThe Turn of the Screw gen says. “It could totally be done What: Henry James’ classic ghost story by with cast of six or seven, but that’s not the Savannah Stage Co. how this adaptation is written.” Where: S.P.A.C.E. Black Box, 9 Hernry St. When: At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26, Nov. 1 Pridgen says the two actors — Lexi and 2; 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3 Balaoing and Jeroy Hannah — create Tix: $10-$32 “such an exciting chemistry on stage. Info: savannahstagecompany.com It’s a real challenge to carry the entire

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Clockwise from left: Festival co-founder Peggy Harris whisks flour into what will become dozens of honeycakes, volunteer Joe Polizzi mans the oven and co-founder Ellen Byck divvies up the batter that contains “liquid gold� donated by the Savannah Bee Company.

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Year that comes in early fall. “Look at this,” beckons Levy as she dips a ladle into a bucket of honey from the Savannah Bee Company. “That’s five gallons of pure gold!” These women, along with a committed crew of other balabustas (loosely translated as “domestic goddesses”), set up a small tent back in the 1980s across from the historic synagogue in the hopes of raising a few dollars. The event has grown into the congregation’s biggest fundraiser as well as a way to collect for the Second Harvest Food Bank and other forms of tzedakeh (charity). “It wasn’t always such a big thing — it started out right in Monterey Square,” reminds Mickve Israel president Tobi Hollenberg. “There are so many people to thank for taking it from a small festival to the magnificent event that it’s become. “We’re very proud to share the culture of Jewish food with the

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For those who know their Yiddish, that could mean a mess of traditional European carrot and squash stew dripping from the walls. But it also translates into the less literal definition: A big fuss. The fervor comes every year as congregants prepare for the Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival, a culinary event that attracts appetites from every corner of the city and won a Connect Best of Savannah award last spring. Hundreds of volunteers pull shifts to take turns baking challahs, stuffing cabbage leaves and rolling rugelach in the small space behind the social hall. Their efforts are expected to draw 10,000 people to Forysth Park this Sunday, Oct. 27. This year Connect caught up with three of the festival’s original founders — Peggy Harris, Ellen Byck and Joan Levy — as they busily baked loaves of honeycakes, a traditional sweet treat for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New

community.” For those who have been cooking together in this kitchen for all these years, the silver anniversary of the food festival (once known as “The Hard Lox Café” until copyright issues arose) is a commendable occasion. “We’ve been here the whole time!” laughs Byck, stirring raisins into a bowl of batter the size of a bathtub. “Well, not the whole time,” corrects Levy, measuring out cups of strong coffee required for the honeycake recipe. “I mean, we don’t live back here.” Congregation Mickve Israel is no stranger to historic junctures. Founded on July, 11, 1733 by Portuguese Jews by way of England, it is an integral part of Savannah history and the third oldest Jewish congregation in the country. The congregation’s 275th anniversary garnered national attention, and its unique blend of Ashkenazic (Eastern European) and Sephardic (Spanish and North African) traditions draws visitors from around the globe to tour the Gothic sanctuary and upstairs museum. The mix of Jewish customs is

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Left: Volunteer Joy Schaeffer (left) receives baking tips from Byck. Right: Harris, Levy and Byck are three of the original group of volunteers that started the Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival 25 years ago.

reflected in the Shalom Y’all menu: Along with the challah, stuffed cabbage, pastries and honeycakes are Old World-style cheese blintzes, chopped liver and corned beef sandwiches (no actual tzimmes, but there’s always next year.) Tastes of the Middle Eastern influence are found in the hummus and pita and sizzling lamb. Egg creams and Dr. Brown’s soda may be American creations, but they’re also part of the Shalom Y’all institution. And of course, there are the latkes — fried potato pancakes served with applesauce and sour cream that often amass a line back to the fountain. “I think the mystique is that incredible smell of them being cooked right

there,” reasons Harris as she arranges loaf pans. As the spices waft through the kitchen, a rare moment of quiet descends and these matriarchs reminisce over the last quarter of a decade, about how Savannah has changed and their grandbabies growing up. They also happily share baking tips with new generations of Shalom Y’all volunteers, like transplant Joe Polizzi and military spouse Joy Schaeffer who are bustling to keep up. Do these balabustas think they’ll be around for Shalom Y’all’s 50th Jubilee? “I definitely will not,” assures Byck. “I might be,” considers Levy, whose 96 year-old mother, Mary Mendel,

still takes tickets during the festival. Just then longtime volunteer Norm Hirsch pokes his head in the doors and the good-natured bedlam returns. “You guys done yet? We have chicken livers to clean in here!” The honeycake brigade tells Hirsch to come back later after the cakes have cooled. Hirsch gives a mock salute. “I’ve got a couple of doctors coming to help,” he grins. “They’re good with organs.” cs Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival When: Sunday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free admission, food tickets $1 each Info: mickveisrael.org

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CRAFT BREWERS THRIVE on experimentation. For many, it’s why they got into the business in the first place. Unable to find beers that excited them on store shelves as amateur home brewers, they broke new ground searching for bolder flavors. Transferring that passion to the professional world, it’s probably more appropriate to refer to them as chefs than simply as “brewers.” Recipe creation is a tricky art. For every great idea, there are a hundred missteps. As wide as the range of ingredients can be for meal planning, with different styles and ethnic variations clamoring for completely different spicing additions, beer can seem surprisingly blasé by comparison. The consistency of ingredients and base brews in mainstream beer owes a huge debt to the German beer purity laws, or Reinheitsgebot. Brewers following that strict tradition find themselves without the ability to vary their recipes past the requirements of only water, barley and hops. That mindset of simple, “pure” beer came across the Atlantic Ocean with immigrants and dominated the early beer culture of the United States. But now, freed by generations to follow their own muse, our country’s craft brewers are having more fun with what goes into brew kettles and fermentation tanks. Developing alongside the continuing melding of Latin and tropical food flavors into American cuisine, pepper beers are becoming more common. There are spicy beers that wear their influence proudly, like the highly sought after Hunahpu’s from Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing. That extremely complex imperial stout mixes Mexican chocolate, vanilla beans, cinnamon and stacks of ancho chilies. Its popularity even warrants its own oneday festival where eager beer aficionados line up hours in advance for the

opportunity to buy an allocated bottle or two before it sells out for the year. There are other beers that are carving completely new paths, devoid of direct cultural precedent, like Founders’ latest Backstage Series release, Mango Magnifico. Billed as a 10% ABV fruit beer, it has the tropical notes you’d expect from rich sweet mango fruit; but those flavors are countered with a nice bite of heat from an ample addition of habaneros. Local brewery Southbound has gotten in on the act by adding roasted jalapeño peppers to casks of its Hoplin’ IPA for special beer tasting events. Affectionately dubbed “Hotlin’” by fans, this variant puts the spicy profile of the pepper at the fore of the tasting experience. While the bright hoppiness is still there along with the base beer’s milder combination of malts, this is a beer for lovers of the hot and spicy thrills that only the fresh green peppers can provide.

As an avid home brewer, I’ve attempted my own take on a jalapeño infused malt beverage. I started with a cream ale recipe built on 2-row malt with CaraPils, flaked barley and flaked maize. The relatively subtle bittering and hop flavor comes in the form of USgrown Cluster hops. A neutral yeast keeps the beer strictly in the guzzler camp of easy-to-drink crowd pleasing brews. But this isn’t your grandfather’s Genesee style cream ale. With 15 minutes left in the boil, I add a few handfuls of slit, de-seeded ovenroasted jalapeños. The black-charred skins may not look that appetizing floating in the wort, but a quick taste before going into the fermenter lets you know that you’re on the right path. The final step comes after primary fermentation has taken place and you’ve moved to your clarifying step in secondary fermentation. At that phase, a few more roasted jalapeños are thrown into the batch for good measure. Those fresh peppers sit and slowly release their spicy juices into the vessel over a week’s time. The end result isn’t as complex as Hunahpu’s or as unique as Mango Magnifico. Instead, it is a simple, refreshing beer that has the recognizable burst of jalapeño meant to be consumed right away to get the biggest pepper flavor. For this recipe and information on how to make many other specialty beers in your own kitchen like a fourpeppercorn orange saison, a coffee and cream stout and a lemon coriander weiss, visit brewdrinkrun.com. cs

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Left: Now that’s some sweet potato pie. Above: The unassuming exterior

“Hi, y’all! Come on in!” We hear the friendly voice, see the steam rising from the tempting array of down-home cooking, quickly take in the row of sweet potato pie slices and hunks of bread pudding on the countertop. And then we see LaDonia’s smiling face as she beckons us to walk over and take a look. The scent of the food has already drawn us in, but the kindly approach makes us want to stay. “What’chall want? We got neckbone today and fried chicken and smothered porkchop with gravy!” OK, you got my attention. The fresh summer squash with onions, the intense red of the tomatoes with okra and the biggest corn muffins I’ve ever seen do the rest of the work. You may balk at the idea of smoked pork neckbone, but when it’s done right — slow-cooked for a loooong time, tender, seasoned wisely, as it is here — it’s a glorious thing. With one gentle tug the meat pulls right off the bone. And don’t forget to suck all those little tasty bits from between the joints. You may need an extra napkin or two, but you won’t forget the flavor

and the place that serves it up right. If you have been timid about such meats as neckbone, pig’s feet or oxtail, then this little soul food joint is where you need to let your inhibitions free. It’s just a little neighborhood joint with black and white checked linoleum, a big fan in the window, and a long counter with a table or two. There are grandkid’s photos up on the wall behind the register and a couple of awards from grandpa’s church for years of service—even a picture of a kitty that one of the grandbabies has made for grandma — and yes, an American flag hanging near the steam-table. Neighborhood Soul Food is that kind of place. Grandma is Ida Gadsen and Grandpa is her husband Willy, at the counter having his lunch, and

they know ‘bout everybody that comes in, by name. Orders get served up quick, prices are reasonable, and your plate gets filled up fine with Willy’s recipes: fresh vegetables like cabbage, squash, black-eyed peas and really tasty okra ‘n’ tomatoes are just a few choices. You get three sides with your meat, and if you wanna throw in a chicken leg, I’d suggest that ($1.50). While I’m partial to a tender, delicately chewy pig’s foot or the sweet, juicy meat of oxtail in gravy, well, I just couldn’t let the chicken go untasted—it was seasoned well, moist and deliciously crispy, not over-breaded or greasy. The corn muffin you get with your meal is huge — not some sweet lil’ thing in a paper muffin cup — a perfect accompaniment to your meal (don’t forget to sop up that gravy!). When I comment on the size to Ida, she smiles and tells me, “We believe in giving people their money’s worth around here.” I heartily concur. Willy Gadsen has 60 years of food service behind him, and the two of them spent many years cooking up the good stuff for their church, United House of Prayer. Willy retired in 2002, and, I’d imagine, found that staying home was just too dull. Health problems took him out of the day-to-day routine for a while, so Ida began to come in each morning and supervise — who knows her hubby’s recipes better than she does?

After a pretty miraculous recovery that Ida doesn’t hesitate to attribute to God’s help, you can find them both here most days, greeting customers, wiping the counter, ringing up the tickets and serving some of the best soul food in this city. Ida Gadsen is also known for her incredible sweet potato pie, velvety banana pudding, peach cobbler and, of course, that Southern favorite: Red Velvet Cake. It is a thing of beauty, with the pure white snowdrift of icing and maroon red interior. You can get it by the slice or order up a whole cake or pie. The bread pudding is one of my favorites: a big, moist hunk of oldfashioned goodness, with raisins and a slightly sticky sweet top, it makes a wonderful treat with a cuppa joe in the evenings. Like the sweet potato pie, it’s great warm or cold, and only rises to the level of the divine when topped off with real whipped cream. Neighborhood Soul Food also serves up breakfast each morning at 6 a.m., with specials like smother-fried shrimp with gravy, beef sausage, fried fish, salmon patties and thick-cut bacon. Open every day except Sunday, from 6 a.m.-6 p.m., and they take debit/credit cards as well as cash. Specials change each day, so call and ask what’s on the menu. cs Neighborhood Soul Food 504 1/2 W 42nd St. (912) 234-5081


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The tension of ‘Intent’ By Briana Gervat

Hidden in plain sight at 915 Waters Avenue is Indigo Sky Community Gallery, which this past Saturday night hosted the opening reception of Intent, a collection of works by painter Heather MacRae-Trulson. There is an immediate sense of welcome that is felt upon entering the space where colorful doors open onto exposed brick walls and the brightness of lights draws you into the adjacent room. You know you’re there to see the paintings of Heather MacRae-Trulson, but you can’t help but notice the splatters of paint on the floor and the upside down umbrellas that hang from the ceiling, hiding the infrastructure of the building behind blue, green and yellow polka dots. Above the doorway artists are reminded of the importance of “Living Breathing Thinking Doing ART ALL THE TIME.” At 7 p.m., those in attendance were ushered into the artist’s studio of Jerome Meadows for a discussion with MacRae-Trulson and SCAD professor and painter Todd Schroeder. In a dimly lit room against a black backdrop, they sat leaning towards one another and spoke softly of her creative process. MacRae-Trulson recognizes the tension inherent in her work and she refers to her forms as incidents, willingly accepting the drips, the swirls and the brushstrokes as part of the process. I was lucky enough to have had a conversation with Heather MacRae-Trulson at Indigo Sky Gallery before the opening reception where I learned that the hats that she wears are many. By day she works at a furniture store in town, is a co-owner of Non-Fiction Gallery on Bull

Artist Heather MacRae-Trulson explores Savannah on the canvas, in both large and small formats.

Street and is always a painter. At first a stranger to the South, she came to know the city during her two-mile walk from her residence to Alexander Hall where she discovered Savannah is a city of constant surprises. In a world full of distractions, so many things in the natural environment may escape notice, but for Trulson everything deserves observation. That 10,560-foot walk became a journey of moving meditation where MacRae-Trulson created photographs along the way. These photographs were then transformed into cards and eventually into paintings. Since graduating from SCAD, MacRae-Trulson no longer walks to Alexander Hall. Now, her commute on the back of her husband’s motorcycle is her communion with Savannah. In this driven world where we’re constantly required to take the wheel with few moments allowed to be a passenger, MacRaeTrulson is lucky enough to go along for the ride. There’s something to be said about experiencing Savannah swiftly, without windows and

without doors and this transportation on two wheels has caused her work to evolve. Where she once was interested in excavation and uncovering the many layers of a painting, she’s now concerned with shearing off the excess from her canvases for fear of exposing too much. Without a studio in which to work, she paints in her living room using the sparse materials of a brush, a bucket and a canvas. This is where she created her pieces for Intent, a series of 12 pieces that represent her interaction with Savannah. It is an acrylic translation of the journey from the three-dimensional world to the flat canvas. In the center of the room stands a wood framed basket filled with 3.5” x 7” cards, small maps of her many journeys through the city. They are fleeting memories, a midway point between her experiences in the world outside and her interpretations on the canvas. Along the white-washed walls are a collection of the artist’s work from the past two years with aptly chosen titles of nouns and verbs that play with the duality between visual and

written language. The architecture that helps shape her experiences along the way never fully take form on the canvas. Lines, sometimes straight, sometimes jagged make their way across the paintings. These paintings bring the viewer to the brink of recognition. A line here, an edge there, offer second hand experiences of the seemingly familiar. Throughout her work, MacRaeTrulson attempts to capture time, elongating her experiences by stretching them onto the canvas, but time is fleeting and abstraction is all that remains. Standing in front of her work, Proust comes to mind: “Remembrance of a particular form is but regret for a particular moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as fugitive, alas, as the years.” cs Intent is on display at Indigo Sky Community Gallery through November 3.


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Lecture: Dr. Edmund Barry Gaither — Telfair

Museums’ annual Jacob Lawrence Lecture presents Dr. Edmund Barry Gaither, discussing Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series, which is the most famous visual presentation on The Great Migration. A reception sponsored by Telfair Museums’ Friends of African American Art follows. Free and open to the public. Thu., Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Material Witness — Su-

Armstrong “Alumni Homecoming” Exhibition — The

Photography exhibition by WTOC news anchor Mike Manhatton. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Savannah Gallery, 309 W. St. Julian, Ste. FSU-2.

Raku Pizza Night —

Contemporary Southern Landscape — The unique

Alex Prager: Mise-en-scène — Features two of Prag-

er’s recent short films, “Despair” and “La Petite Mort,” with selected film stills. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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.

Coastal Landscapes: Newsman Mike Manhatton Back Behind the Camera —

Composition: Photographs by Karen Abato — Her first

Continuing

Paintings by Margo Buccini. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

Armstrong Invitational Alumni Art Exhibition for alumni artists. Gallery reception: October 25, 5:30pm. Fine Arts Gallery (Armstrong Atlantic State University), 11935 Abercorn St., Fine Arts Hall.

sanne Carmack’s retrospective collection of paintings, prints, collage, and constructions. Artist reception Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m. Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor.

Armstrong’s ceramics program hosts a raku viewing party in the back of campus across from University Police at the Annex 2 Courtyard. Wed., Oct. 23, 6 p.m. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

Mystical Expressions —

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

landscape of the South is the subject of this exhibition of work by a wide range of artists, media, and styles. Jepson Center for the Arts, 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. Selected artists exhibit outstanding quality, exceptional concept, and dynamic community engagement. Winter Exhibition Fellowship submissions are cur-

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

tion features more than 70 objects from a broad geographical area and spanning 20 centuries. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Pierre Gonnord: Portraying the South — A new

Work by Susanne Carmack is featured at Thinc Savannah; reception is Friday evening

rently open until Oct. 31. desotorow.org. Desotorow Gallery, 2427 Desoto Ave. Exhibition by Diana Al-Hadid — Large-scale gypsum

and metal sculptures, small bronzes and drawings inspired by Italian and Northern Renaissance painting, Gothic architecture and Hellenistic sculpture. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. The Ghost Within — New works on paper by SCAD alumna Blanche Nettles Powers. Arnold Hall (SCAD), 1810 Bull St.

Ice or Salt — Iconic and re-

cent works by artist Ellen Gallagher. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

An Installation — Savannah

artist Mike Williams latest work, at Safe//Sound on 633 E. Broad Street.

Leonardo Drew: Selected Works — Elaborate ab-

stract sculptural installations and compositions and selected works on paper. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. “Mu Jemog” (untitled) —

series of commissioned photographs by French photographer in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the death of author William Faulkner. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Reconstruction — A sitespecific, commissioned painting installation by Adam Cvijanovic. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Reverie: Claire Rosen photography — Recent

Recent paintings and mixed media by Ma Nong. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

photographs by SCAD alumna Claire Rosen. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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

tober exhibition includes Coyne’s landscape paintings and Ingalls’s stained glass work. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. Silver From the Rizza Collection — An exhibition

of the recently donated collection of 18th-to-20th century American and English silver from Dr. Frank Rizza and his family. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Wardell Milan: The Kingdom or Exile, Parisian Landscapes — New works

by artist Wardell Milan, composed of recently completed photo-dioramas and works on paper. Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E Liberty St.

Warhol/JFK: November 22, 1963, A Selection of Andy Warhol Prints from the Herbert Brito Collection —

An exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. featuring rarely seen Warhol prints. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms — Works from

1959-1979. Surveys the renowned American designer’s wood and fiberglass objects, and presents related materials from his archives. Organized to coincide with Castle’s 80th birthday. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. cs

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“It’s not a tumah!” declared Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1990’s Kindergarten Cop, one of the few instances when the musclebound actor knew how to properly deliver one of the countless quips that he was handed over the course of his career. Because let’s face it: The performers who largely came of age as action stars in the 1980s - Arnie, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, etc. - could outfight and outshoot the best of them, but none could deliver a one-liner that didn’t land like a nuclear bomb on a Nevada test site (it took more Everyman actors like Bruce Willis in Die Hard to find the right combo of bruising heroics and smirky humor). Schwarzenegger, bless his steroid-saturated heart, tried harder than most (even starring in out-and-out comedies like Twins, Junior and the aforementioned Cop), although the majority of the humor he manufactured was due more to recycling familiar lines (“I’ll be back”) than anything else. So it’s something of a surprise to see how loose and giggly he appears in Escape Plan, a new action romp that teams him with Stallone. There’s even a scene in which he’s preparing to make an exit, and I fully expected him to dig up the old “I’ll be back” standby - nope, it’s not necessary, as his performance is amusing enough without having to go for

the nostalgic kick. Would that the rest of the film were as engaging as Schwarzenegger; instead, it’s a routine programmer that’s short on thrills but long on tedium. Stallone headlines as Ray Breslin, who’s considered the world’s leading expert on prison security. With Lester Clark (a coasting Vincent D’Onofrio) as his boss and Abigail (Amy Ryan) and Hush (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) as his accomplices, Breslin is hired by states to land himself in their supposedly escape-proof prisons in order to see if he can break out (thus allowing them to ascertain the weak spots and make the necessary improvements). Naturally, his success rate is high, doubtless spurred in part by his fee of $2.5 million per prison. When a government agent (Caitriona Balfe) offers him $5 million to test a new facility that will be used to hold those undesirables deemed unworthy of trials (terrorists, drug dealers and the like), Breslin reluctantly accepts the assignment. But once inside, he discovers that he’s been set up by someone on the outside (no prizes for guessing who), and that the warden (Jim Caviezel)


breakout from a regular prison, narratively employed to provide some exposition, offers much more in the way of clear objectives, clever tactics and genuine excitement than the showcase one which takes up the bulk of the film. If it weren’t such a bother, I would suggest audiences simply enjoy this introductory interlude before making their own great escape into an adjacent auditorium.

Captain Phillips

OOO Thirteen years after playing in the surf with Wilson the volleyball, Tom Hanks returns to the water in Captain Phillips, an involving adaptation of Richard Phillips’ fact-based book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea. Despite its real-life hook, director Paul Greengrass doesn’t employ the faux-documentary format he used for United 93 (or even Bloody Sunday); instead, this adheres closer to the slick style of the two Bourne films he helmed (Supremacy and Ultimatum). This concession toward Hollywood is OK, though, since it allows Phillips to be played by an A-list actor whose strength is that he generally keeps his head down and his eyes forward when tackling a dramatic role. Hanks has played ordinary guys forced to be heroes in past pictures (Saving Private Ryan, for one), but here his age and demeanor provide him with a gruffness we haven’t quite seen from him before - addressing his men aboard the cargo ship Maersk Alabama, Phillips demonstrates that while his bark is worse than his bite, he has plenty of both. Once the vessel is hijacked by Somali pirates looking for a big payload, Phillips does everything he can to keep his crew safe, but what’s unexpected is the way he reacts differently to each of the invaders. Most prominent is his relationship with the head pirate Muse (Barkhad Abdi), a wiry man who’s usually smart enough to know when Phillips is misleading him - and definitely smart enough to repeatedly identify himself and his men as “not Al-Qaeda.” It’s a pleasure watching the two actors go head-to-head, with Abdi’s intensity playing off Hanks’ anxiety. But mostly, it’s just a pleasure to see Hanks stay away from the bathetic likes of Larry Crowne and Extremely

Loud & Incredibly Close and ply his trade on something worthwhile.

Gravity

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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 youare-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 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 continues on p. 50

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has no intention of ever letting him leave. Luckily, Breslin finds an ally in another inmate, a hulking, goateed fellow by the name of Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger), and together they plot to break loose. While Stallone and Schwarzenegger both appeared in The Expendables and its sequel, this is being billed as the first time these ‘80s icons are starring opposite each other in lead roles. It’s a logical pairing, given their domination of the action market during that period as well as the way they playfully took digs at each other (as in Last Action Hero, where Arnie’s character studies a life-size video-store standup of Stallone as Rambo, feels the bulk of his own muscles, and then smiles and waves off the stand-up). But for all the film’s potential, the fireworks never erupt. Despite the shared marquee billing, Schwarzenegger is, as in the Expendables films, still playing second banana to Stallone, who has a much larger role. And while Schwarzenegger is clearly relishing the opportunity to add some eccentric touches to his characterization (there’s an amusing scene in which Rottmayer launches into a rambling religious tirade against his captors ... in his Austrian tongue!), Stallone offers nothing new, playing a typically noble-with-a-capital-N hero whose only attempts at humor are lamely insulting Abigail’s cooking. Speaking of Abigail, it’s sad to see Ryan saddled with such a simplistic role, but at least she manages to give a watchable performance - the same can’t be said for the hammy Caviezel, one of those actors with the rare ability to underplay and overact at the same time, and the monotonous 50 Cent, who really needs to give up trying to make this whole film-career thing work. Prison escape films are often fun because we understand the layout and can follow along as the heroes attempt their breakout (the 1963 WWII classic The Great Escape remains the undisputed king of the genre). The problem here is that Barry Chusid’s cluttered production design, coupled with the inability of director Mikael Hafstrom and writers Miles Chapman and Arnell Jesko to successfully map it out for us, means that there’s little sense of where the escapees are at any given moment, what direction they have to take and how much further they have to go to taste freedom. Interestingly, Breslin’s opening-act

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co-written 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. This eye-popper of a movie demands to be viewed in the spectacular now.

DON JON

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the title character in 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. Gordon-Levitt goes beyond 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.

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

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.

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. 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. CS

PRISONERS

THE FAMILY

Lost in Space: Sandra Bullock in Gravity

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 Australian actor Chris Hemsworth) is clearly the more outgoing of the pair, with a pronounced interest in sex, 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. Between the excitement of the

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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 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

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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. The important takeaway here is that this is one of those rare recent occasions whereDe Niro does more than merely mug for the camera. CS


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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.

An informal, left-leaning gathering to discuss politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, or anything else that comes up. Every first and third Thursday. Free , 7:00 p.m. See website or the Drinking Liberally facebook page for more information, including location. Free , 7 p.m. livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. , 7 p.m

Savannah Tea Party

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.

The Savannah chapter of a national organization of men and women vets of all branches of service, eras and duty stations, working to expose the costs of war and to support veterans and civilian war victims. Last Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 303-550-1158. satisfiedsav.com/. Last Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m Satisfied, 301 West Broughton St.

Get involved. Contact is Michael

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Savannah Area Young Republicans

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. Veterans for Peace

Young Democrats

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 tow-

els. 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.

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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 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. continues on p. 52

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May Howard School Wilmington Island, GA

Presented by Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

(Halloween night only)

PERFECT Warm-up for the ROCK ‘n’ ROLL MARATHON!

16th Annual $8 adults • $6 kids 12 & under

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Jenkins High School Class of 1963 50 Year Reunion

A weekend of reunion events Fri. 10/25 through Sun. 10/27. Contact Carol McCray Davies for full schedule. 912-2389935 or willowwing@msn.com. Through Oct. 27. Through Oct. 27 $5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities

Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds are donated to a different charity each month. This is a regular Bikram Yoga class. 912.356.8280. bikramyogasavannah.com. Professional Clothing Drive at Armstrong

Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Office of Career Services is accepting donations for its Clothing Closet, a professional clothing drive seeking gently used professional attire—oxford shirts, men's and women’s suits, slacks, blouses, dress shoes. Clothing Closet will culminate with a Spring 2014 campus event where Armstrong students who participate will be given individual career advice and resume-writing instruction, along with an outfit that will help them look professional at their job interviews, career fairs or internships and full-time jobs. The Spring Clothing Closet will prepare Armstrong students to start their careers just in time for the close of the academic year. Donations are accepted until February 1, 2014. Drop off unwanted professional clothing in the alumni office in Burnett Hall on the Armstrong campus. Through Feb. 1, 2014. 912.344.2563. careers@ armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/ Maps/index.html. Through Feb. 1, 2014 Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Warriors for William 5k

A family festival, fun run and 5k to benefit William Webb, a local child who has been treated for Stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer for the past three years. Kids, wear your best super-hero costumes to support William. Costume contest, free childcare for registered runners and volunteers, an opportunity to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse and have a photo with them. Sun., Oct. 27, 2 p.m. AliveinSavannah.ticketsocket.com. Sun., Oct. 27, 2 p.m J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. Savannah Center for the Blind and Low Vision: 50th Anniversary Gala

SABLV's 50th Anniversary Vision Quest Gala featuring guest Mayor Edna Branch Jackson, and honoring Dr. William Degenhart for his longtime service to the community. Reservations required. $100 Thu., Oct. 24, 6-10 p.m. 912-236-4473. savannahcblv.org. desotohilton.com/. Thu., Oct. 24, 6-10 p.m Desoto Hilton, 15 E. Liberty St.

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Volunteers Needed

Volunteers over age 21 are needed for numerous food and wine festival events. To volunteer, contact Jan Gour-

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com ley, jan@savannahfoodandwinefest. com or 843-812-5802. Through Nov. 17. Through Nov. 17 Thunderbolt Car Show and Ginny the Firetruck Fundraiser

A show of classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and other vehicles. Benefiting the restoration of Ginny, Thunderbolt's first fire truck, built in 1943. Prizes in lots of categories. Vehicle registration on site from 8am-12noon. Free to attend. Vehicle registration $20. Sat., Oct. 26. 912-704-0301. coachs.net/. Sat., Oct. 26 Coach's Corner, 3016 East Victory Dr. Wag-o-ween

Trick or treat--for you and your dog. Treats for the pooch at over 100 businesses in downtown Savannah. Costumed dogs and humans encouraged. Costume contest benefits Humane Society of Greater Savannah and other rescue organizations. $5 donation Sat., Oct. 26, 12 & 5 p.m. 912-234-3336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Sat., Oct. 26, 12 & 5 p.m Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St. Wilmington Island Farmer' Market Masquerade Ball

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

Bethesda UMC Youth Pumpkin Patch every day in October. Proceeds benefit Navajo Indian reservation & Bethesda UMC. Trunk or Treat, Oct. 30, 6-7pm. 912-728-3332. Church address: 3608 Midland Rd.S. Guyton, GA. Through Oct. 31. Through Oct. 31 Call for Entries 3-D Artist Sought for Gallery

Seeking a 3-D artist to join this cooperative gallery. Artist must be a full-time resident of Savannah or nearby area. Work to be considered includes sculpture, glass, ceramics and wood. If interested please submit 5-10 images of your work, plus resume/CV and biography to info@kobogallery.com. info@kobogallery.com. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. 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 E. Bay Street Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Through Nov. 22. 912-651-6411. Lspracher@savannahga.gov.. savannahga.gov/artcontest. Through Nov. 22 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). Holidays Art Fair

The Wilmington Island Farmers' Market is accepting applications for the Holidays Art Fair that will take place December 7, 14, 21. Please email the market if you are interested in participating. Through Nov. 30. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. Through Nov. 30 Wilmington Island Farmers Market, 111 Walthour Rd. 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. 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.


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. Childcare Center Director’s Training

Childcare Center Director’s Training is a Bright from the Start approved course that meets the required training criteria for new and current childcare center directors in the State of Georgia. Participants will not only gain knowledge of licensing rules and regulations, but of available services and resources as well. Note: In addition to 32-hours of classroom instruction, this class includes 8 hours of independent study. $375 per person Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.. Judy Fogarty 912-6445967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction

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. DUI Prevention Group

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

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

The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not

have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany's Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. 912921-4646. Free Fitness Boot Camp

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm at Tribble Park, Largo & Windsor Rd. Children welcome. Free 912-921-0667. Free Health Classes in Spanish

Classes on Women's Health and Diabetes. How to improve your health and avoid complications. Every 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. Free Women's Health Classes in Spanish

Free classes in Spanish on women's health, including improving health status and avoiding complications. Thursdays in October, 3-5pm. Hosted 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, continues on p. 54

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

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

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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.

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Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

Instruction for all ages of beginner/ intermediate students. Technique, chords, not reading, theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Taught two blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. First lesson half price. 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.

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

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

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com instruction by professional musicians. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums and guitar. All ages welcome. 912358-0054. georgiamusicwarehouse. com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St.

Music Lessons: Private or Group

Portman’s Music Academy offers private or group classes for ages 2 to 92, beginner to advanced level. All instruments. Also, voice lessons, music production technology and DJ lessons. Teaching staff of over 20 instructors with professional, well equipped studios and a safe, friendly waiting area for parents and siblings. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. portmansmusic. com. Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, 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.,. Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for improving vocal range and breathing capacity. A good foundation technique for different styles--opera, pop, rock, cabaret. Fridays 5:308:30pm. Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 W. State St., 3rd floor. 786-2479923. anitraoperadiva.com. Spanish Classes

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

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. Adult Intermediate Ballet

Beginner and Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, Barre Core Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch and Tone. no experience needed for beginner Ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/ info online or by phone. 912-925-0903. theballetschoolsav.com. Avegost LARP

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

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

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

Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/au-


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. Historic Flight Savannah

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

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.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. 912-786-4508. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. Peacock Guild--For Writers and Book Lovers

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Writer's Salon meetings are first Tues. and third Wed. at 7:30pm at the Flannery O'Connor Home. Book club meetings are third Tues., 7:30pm. Location changes each month. Call or see Facebook group "Peacock Guild" for info. 912-233-6014. Flannery 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

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

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

A creative writing group for writers of

Members of Starfleet International and

Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA

Ink Slingers Writing Group

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

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. 912-447-0943. 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. 912-3083208. 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 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. 912238-3170. 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.

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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.

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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. 912-655-0994. 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

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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. 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. Waving Girls--Smocking Arts Guild of America

The Waving Girls welcomes smockers and all those who create fine heirloom items. At each meeting there is an opportunity to learn and share our work. The group makes over 100 "wee care" gowns for memorial hospital each year. fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912 536 1447. debcreation@hotmail.com. smocking.org. fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. 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. 912-925-

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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

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

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. 912-748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Dance for Peace

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

com. Fitness Body & Balance Personal Training Studio, 2209 Rowland Ave, Suite 2.

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.

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.

FUNdamentals Dance Lesson

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.

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 Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

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. 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: Dolphin Project Documentary (2013, USA)

The Dolphin Project's "Dolphins & Desserts" program features the SCAD documentary about the Dolphin Project, followed by a question and answer session. Learn about the latest dolphins' deaths from the morbillivirus which will be spreading down the Georgia coast. $5 donation. Open to the public. Sat., Oct. 26, 7 p.m. 912-657-3927. thedolphinproject@gmail.com. fpc.presbychurch.net. Sat., Oct. 26, 7 p.m First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Film: Popcorn (1991, USA)

Psychotronic Film Society presents a little-known slasher flick featuring a masked murderer stalking teenage film school students during an allnight horror movie marathon in an old theater. And..it's a parody! $6 Wed., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. sentientbean.com. Wed., Oct. 23, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Film: Vincent Price Mystery Screening


Savannah Film Festival

Savannah's week of red carpet moments with screenings of dozens of new release films in every genre. Independent and studio films, produced by industry veterans, newcomers, and students. varies Oct. 26-Nov. 2. filmfest.scad.edu/. www2.scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Oct. 26-Nov. 2 Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Savannah Film Festival: Monday lineup

9:30 a.m., Trustees: The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars; Mayan Blue 10 a.m., Lucas: Baxter, Justice Denied, Pretty, Runaway, Skin, The Collector’s Gift, Unorthodox 11:30 a.m., Trustees Theater: Walking the Dogs; Dear Mr. Watterson 11:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery: Avid Panel 1 p.m., Lucas: Lolita Q&A with actor Jeremy Irons 2:30 p.m., Trustees: Wild Horses, The Pretty One 2:30 p.m., Gutstein Gallery: The Storytellers 4 p.m., Lucas Theatre: Balloon Cat, Chicken or the Egg, Dirt, Mo Chara, Six Letter Word, The Empty Room, The Final Straw, The Observer,Valiant 7 p.m., Trustees: Seduced and Abandoned Jeremy Irons, Lifetime Achievement Award Q&A with producer Alec Baldwin and director James Toback Mon., Oct. 28. filmfest. scad.edu/. Mon., Oct. 28 Savannah Film Festival Opening Night

The first night of Savannah's 2013 festival. 6 p.m. Opening Night Reception 7:30 p.m. Nebraska Alexander Payne, Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award, presented by Bruce Dern Sat., Oct. 26. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/ venues/trustees/. Sat., Oct. 26 Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Savannah Film Festival: Sunday lineup

9:30 a.m., Trustees: Setup, Punch; Hank and Asha 11:30 a.m., Trustees: CARE; Home:____ 1 p.m, Lucas Theatre: The Spectacular Now Q&A with actor Miles Teller, director James Ponsoldt and writer Michael Weber 2:30 p.m., Trustees: AB-; Jack Irish: Bad Debts 4 p.m., Lucas: Fear of Flying, Irish Folk Furniture, Love in the Time of Advertising, Mr. Hublot, Sci-Fly, The Missing Scarf, The Rose of Turaida 7 p.m., Trustees: Last Vegas Sun., Oct. 27. filmfest.scad.edu/. Sun., Oct. 27 Savannah Film Festival: Tuesday lineup

10 a.m., Lucas: SuperShorts! 11:30 a.m., Trustees: Who Shot Rock & Roll, Brothers Hypnotic 11:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery: Young Directors Forum 1 p.m., Lucas: Historical Shorts 2:30 p.m., Trustees Theater: Palimpsest; Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve 2:30 p.m., Gutstein Gallery: Cinema Studies Panel 4 p.m., Lucas: How I Live Now 7 p.m., Trustees: The Book Thief Natalie Dormer, Discovery Award Tue., Oct. 29. filmfest.scad.edu/. Tue., Oct. 29

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.

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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) 652-6784. 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. continues on p. 57

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1 Gavel-banging shout 5 Word repeated before “hey” or after “Yo” 10 “This Is Spinal ___” 13 Three with close harmony, e.g. 14 Forester automaker 15 Aboriginal food source 16 Diversion tactic #1 18 “... a borrower ___ a lender be” 19 “Baloney!” 20 Heavy unit 21 Magazine edition 23 Diversion tactic #2 28 Toy advertised with the slogan “but they don’t fall down” 30 Speak eloquently 31 “Buffy” spinoff 32 Without a date 33 Physical measurement, for short 36 Diversion tactic #3 40 Furtive 41 Stub ___ (stumble) 42 Backwoods type 43 African language family 45 Unit named for a French physicist 46 With 56-across, diversion tactic #4 50 Hits the ground 51 To the ___ degree 52 Artist’s concern 55 Bank feature 56 See 46-across 61 Born, in a bridal bio 62 Like, yesterday 63 Flat-topped formation 64 Prime meridian setting: abbr. 65 Girl Scout cookie with caramel 66 Advanced writing degs.

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1 Recipe instruction 2 “___ I’ve been told”

3 Upstart business, casually 4 Cartoon cringe catchphrase 5 Organic fertilizer 6 Group formed by Duane and Gregg, for short 7 “Anna and the King” actress ___ Ling 8 “Cold outside today!” 9 German two-door sportscar 10 Angst-ridden 11 “My Cherie ___” (Stevie Wonder song) 12 Blender button 14 Add fuel to the fire 17 Bikini and others 22 “___ Done Him Wrong” (1933 Mae West film) 24 “Remote Control” host Ken 25 Oust the incumbent 26 Get rid of a voicemail 27 Newman’s Own rival 28 ___ and means 29 Hydroxyl compound 32 ___ voce 33 Person who pedals stolen goods? 34 Harlem ___ (Central Park lake) 35 Doing nothing 37 Just chill 38 Mythological deities 39 “___ the mornin’ to ya!” 43 Letters on undies 44 “___ Fables” 45 “The Jetsons” dog 46 When doubled, essential oil used in shampoo 47 Hall colleague 48 Like some goals 49 Palindromic 1996 New York City Marathon winner ___ Catuna 53 Major in astronomy? 54 Greek letters 57 Shooting org. 58 ___ Kippur 59 “Bed-in for Peace” participant 60 “I’m thinking...”

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Psychotronic Film Society shows a surprise Vincent Price film on the 20th anniversary of his death. Spooky! $6 Sun., Oct. 27, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. sentientbean.com. Sun., Oct. 27, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

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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. $120. Call or email for info. 912-7047650. ann@aikyayoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St.

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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

Lose calories while dancing and kickboxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6:30pm Tuesdays. 12:45pm Thursdays. Fitness One, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial. Call for info. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Zumba and Zumba/Toning with Mai

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.

Mondays: 8:30am and 7pm. Lake Mayer Community Center. $5. 5:30pm Frank Murray Community Center, Whitmarsh Island. $3. Tuesdays: 10am Curves @ Savannah Mall. $5/class for non-members. 5:30pm St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class/non-members. Wednesdays: 9:30am, Frank Murray Community Center, Whitemarsh Island, $3. Thursdays: 10am, Curves at Savannah Mall, $5. Bring water, proper shoes and attire. Contact Mai @ 912604-9890. 912-604-9890.

Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912-376-0219 Lake Mayer,

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

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Food Events Forsyth Farmers Market

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. 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. 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 meet-

ing 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. 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. 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.

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Assistance

Enroll in the new health care plan between 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 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.


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. 800264-7154. Savannah CPR Initiative

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

Dress in your best Halloween costume and trick-or-treat throughout the campground. Bring a bag for all your candy. Please register before October 25 for trick-or-treating. $5 parking fee. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. 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.

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. 912-656-9663. awakeningyogastudio.com. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m Awakening Yoga Studio, 2453A US Highway 17.

Peter and the Wolf

Bob Jepson, businessman and philanthropist narrates Prokofiev's classic tale of boy vs wolf. Music played on the church's pipe organ by Nicole Marane, who will be joined by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra percussionist John Lawless. Ice cream reception follows. No admission charge 912-598-7242. TMcKee@ StPetersSavannah.org. stpeterssav. org. stpeterssavannah.org. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road. 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. Skidaway Island State Park Haunted Trail

If you dare, wind through the dark shadows of the haunted woods, where zombies roam free. (Call to inquire about age appropriateness.) $5 person and $5 parking fee. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.

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. 6th Annual Ogeechee Riverkeeper Rivers Rock!

Join Ogeechee Riverkeeper and friends as they raise funds to protect the Ogeechee River Basin. Music by local string band The Accomplices, food and craft beer by Moon River Brewing Co., silent auction with local items and raffle. $35 in advance/$45 at the door 1-866-942-6222. emily@ogeecheeriverkeeper.org. riversrock.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Chamber Music: Die Winterreise

The first chamber music concert in this year's series by the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. call or see website. savannahphilharmonic.org. telfair.org. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences,

121 Barnard St. Clarinet Concert

Cherylann Vega Velez, clarinet music major, performs Mozart, Busoni, Poulenc, Debussy and Copland. Pianist Charles Ancheta will accompany her. Free and open to the public. armstrong. edu. AASU Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Concert: Patricia Redden

An eclectic repertoire, from classical to celtic, jazz to Broadway. Vocal solo & ensemble, flute, viola, double bass, piano. Presented by The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah’s Short & Sweets Concert Series. $5-$10 donation uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. La Bella Sera: National Opera Week event

A night of Italian music, food and drinks with a special awards ceremony. Sponsored by the Savannah Voice Festival. Ticket includes dinner, drinks and the concert. $125 Tue., Oct. 29, 6:30-10 p.m. 855.76.OPERA. info@savannahvoicefestival.org. westinsavannah. com/. Tue., Oct. 29, 6:30-10 p.m Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Live Music with Craig Tanner

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Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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. Preregister 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.

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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

with friends, and much more. Don't forget your costume! Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. www. chsgeorgia.org, Click on Society, then Calendar for link. $10 per child, $5 per adult childrensevents@chsgeorgia.org. Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road.

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ARIES

(March 21-April 19) “I’m greedy,” says painter David Hockney, “but I’m not greedy for money -- I think that can be a burden -- I’m greedy for an exciting life.” According to my analysis, Aries, the cosmos is now giving you the go-ahead to cultivate Hockney’s style of greed. As you head out in quest of adventure, here’s an important piece of advice to keep in mind. Make sure you formulate an intention to seek out thrills that educate and inspire you rather than those that scare you and damage you. It’s up to you which kind you attract.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20) French philosopher Simone Weil described the following scene: “Two prisoners in adjoining cells communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication.” This muted type of conversation is a useful metaphor for the current state of one of your important alliances, Taurus. That which separates you also connects you. But I’m wondering if it’s time to create a more direct link. Is it possible to bore a hole through the barrier between you so you can create a more intimate exchange?

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20) “I had tended to view waiting as mere passivity,” says author Sue Monk Kidd in her memoir. “When I looked it up in my dictionary, however, I found that the words ‘passive’ and ‘passion’ come from the same Latin root, *pati,* which means ‘to endure.’ Waiting is thus both passive and passionate. It’s a vibrant, contemplative work . . . It involves listening to disinherited voices within, facing the wounded holes in the soul, the denied and undiscovered, the places one lives falsely.” This is excellent counsel for you, Gemini. Are you devoted enough to refrain from leaping into action for now? Are you strong enough to bide your time?

CANCER

(June 21-July 22) “Venice is to the man-made world what the Grand Canyon is to the natural one,” said travel writer Thomas Swick in an article praising the awe-inciting beauty of the Italian city. “When I went to Venice,” testified French novelist

Marcel Proust, “my dream became my address.” American author Truman Capote chimed in that “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one go.” I bring this up, Cancerian, because even if you don’t make a pilgrimage to Venice, I expect that you will soon have the chance, metaphorically speaking, to consume an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one go. Take your sweet time. Nibble slowly. Assume that each bite will offer a distinct new epiphany.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22) Do you have any interest in reworking -- even revolutionizing -- your relationship with the past? If so, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to do so. Cosmic forces will be on your side if you attempt any of the following actions: 1. Forgive yourself for your former failures and missteps. 2. Make atonement to anyone whom you hurt out of ignorance. 3. Reinterpret your life story to account for the ways that more recent events have changed the meaning of what happened long ago. 4. Resolve old business as thoroughly as you can. 5. Feel grateful for everyone who helped make you who you are today.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) “As a bee seeks nectar from all kinds of flowers, seek teachings everywhere,” advises the Tibetan Buddhist holy text known as the Dzogchen Tantra. That’s your assignment, Virgo. Be a student 24 hours a day, seven days a week -- yes, even while you’re sleeping. (Maybe you could go to school in your dreams.) Regard every experience as an opportunity to learn something new and unexpected. Be ready to rejoice in all the revelations, both subtle and dramatic, that will nudge you to adjust your theories and change your mind.

LIBRA

from resenting people for not being mind-readers, and instead simply tell them point-blank what you’re dreaming about and yearning for. They may or may not be able to help you reach fulfillment, but at least they will be in possession of the precise information they need to make an informed decision.

lent conspiracy that will serve as an antidote to an evil conspiracy? Now is the time. You’re in a phase of your astrological cycle when you have more power than usual to build alliances. Your specialties between now and December 1 will be to mobilize group energy and round up supporters and translate high ideals into practical actions.

SCORPIO

AQUARIUS

Scorpios are obsessive, brooding, suspicious, demanding, and secretive, right? That’s what traditional astrologers say, isn’t it? Well, no, actually. I think that’s a misleading assessment. It’s true that some Scorpios are dominated by the qualities I named. But my research shows that those types of Scorpios are generally not attracted to reading my horoscopes. My Scorpios tend instead to be passionately focused, deeply thoughtful, smartly discerning, intensely committed to excellence, and devoted to understanding the complex truth. These are all assets that are especially important to draw on right now. The world has an extraordinarily urgent need for the talents of you evolved Scorpios.

In 2008, writer Andrew Kessler hung out with scientists at NASA’s mission control as they looked for water on the planet Mars. Three years later, he published a book about his experiences, *Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission.* To promote sales, he opened a new bookstore that was filled with copies of just one book: his own. I suggest that you come up with a comparable plan to promote your own product, service, brand, or personality. The time is right to summon extra chutzpah as you expand your scope.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) “If you’re in pitch blackness, all you can do is sit tight until your eyes get used to the dark.” That helpful advice appears in *Norwegian Wood,* a novel by Haruki Murakami. Now I’m passing it on to you, just in time for your cruise through the deepest, darkest phase of your cycle. When you first arrive, you may feel blind and dumb. Your surroundings might seem impenetrable and your next move unfathomable. But don’t worry. Refrain from drawing any conclusions whatsoever. Cultivate an empty mind and an innocent heart. Sooner or later, you will be able gather the clues you need to take wise action.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

CAPRICORN

Don’t you wish your friends and loved ones would just somehow figure out what you want without you having to actually say it? Wouldn’t it be great if they were telepathic or could read your body language so well that they would surmise your secret thoughts? Here’s a news bulletin: IT AIN’T GOING TO HAPPEN! EVER! That’s why I recommend that you refrain

Have you thought about launching a crowdfunding campaign for your pet project? The coming weeks might be a good time. Have you fantasized about getting involved in an organization that will help save the world even as it feeds your dreams to become the person you want to be? Do it! Would you consider hatching a benevo-

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PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20) Right now you have a genius for escaping, for dodging, for eluding. That could be expressed relatively negatively or relatively positively. So for instance, I don’t recommend that you abscond from boring but crucial responsibilities. You shouldn’t ignore or stonewall people whose alliances with you are important to keep healthy. On the other hand, I encourage you to fly, fly away from onerous obligations that give you little in return. I will applaud your decision to blow off limitations that are enforced by neurotic habits, and I will celebrate your departure from energy-draining situations that manipulate your emotions.

New Horizons Band in Concert

A band for grown-up school band members, reliving the good times and good tunes. “Little Brown Jug” and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” plus Duke Ellington numbers,swing and bossa tunes. Free and open to the public 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Piano Lessons

Give the gift of music. Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. Adults & children welcome. All levels. Call Renee Miles, 912-312-3977. GA Music Warehouse. georgiamusicwarehouse. com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Sunday Soiree Opera Concert

Savannah Voice Festival presents a concert of vocal favorites to kick off National Opera Week in Savannah with a selection of arias, musical theater and popular music. $25 (includes parking fee) 855.76.OPERA. info@savannahvoicefestival.org. savannahvoicefestival.org. westinsavannah.com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Nature and Environment Dolphin Project

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

The Dolphin Project presents a program from 10am-11am about bottlenose dolphins, the sea mammals living in our coastal waters. Stay until noon for the one-hour training on how to participate in Photo-ID research surveys on inshore waters. No experience necessary. Especially seeking skippers with boats, photographers with minimum of 300mm lenses, team leaders and assistants. Free and open to age 10 and up. Training for age 16 and up. thedolphinproject@ comcast.net. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Midtown Miracle "Pod" Cast Lecture Series

Workshop for all community gardeners and those interested in Midtown Miracle the new garden dedicated to providing our excess produce to Second Harvest for their lunch program. Event is free, but bring a donation of fresh produce or canned or plastic container food item to donate to Second Harvest. Contact us through facebook Midtown Miracle Community Garden or email MStarArts@gmail.com. FREE, though donations to the garden accepted Tue., Oct. 29, 5 p.m. 912-355-8111. mstararts@gmail. com. mstararts.org. savannahjea.org.


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Support EOA through the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Recycle empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, laptops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive technology products and cash. Businesses may also recycle items on behalf of EOA for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. Anderson St. See website, email or call for info. 912238-2960 x126. dwproperty@aol.com. fundingfactory.com. Skidaway Marine Science Day 2013

An afternoon of marine science programs, displays, tours and activities—Skidaway Marine Science Day 2013—will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography located at the north end of Skidaway Island. Skidaway Marine Science Day is a campus-wide open house with activities for everyone. These will include programs, tours, displays and hands-on activities, primarily related to marine science. Activities include the UGA Aquarium and the Research Vessel Savannah. All activities are free. Free 912-598-2325. mike. sullivan@skio.uga.edu. skio.usg.edu/. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, 10 Ocean Science Circle. Tree Giveaway + Tree Planting in Thomas Square

Savannah Tree Foundation will give away 55 trees to be planted throughout the Thomas Square neighborhood, thanks to a CSX Tree Giveaway Grant. Mulch, planting instructions and tree care details will also be provided by Savannah Tree Foundation representatives. A variety of trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Nine larger trees will be planted near the P.J. O’Connor House, a former Historic Savannah Revolving Fund property at 222 East 32nd Street. Sponsored by Historic Savannah Foundation's 13th Colony Society, and Savannah Tree Foundation. Free and open to the public. myHSF.org. blowinsmokebbq.com. Blowin' Smoke BBQ, 1611 Habersham Street. 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.

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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. 912234-3336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St. Wag-O-Ween

Trick or treat with your pooch at over 75 participating businesses in downtown Savannah. Costume contest and raffle drawings. Maps available day of event. $5 donation 912-234-3336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn 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. Band of Sisters Prayer Group

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

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

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

Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page "Savannah Church Plant." Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. Read the Bible in One Year

A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of

race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

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/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share

During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share 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

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

A chanted service by candlelight held every Sunday night at 9pm. "Say goodnight to God." Presented by Christ Church Anglican. Independent Presbyterian Church, Bull Street and Oglethorpe Ave. South Valley Baptist Church

Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA "Saving a nation one soul at a time." Tapestry Church

A church for all people! We don't care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Theology on Tap

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

Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. 912-234-0980. 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

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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 continues on p. 62

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The fast, Savannah intro to the weeklong 2013 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, here in Savannah. Races and festival. Take test drives, watch races. $20-$100 hhimotoringfestival.com/. westinsavannah.com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. 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. 912-398-4014. bdburgers.net. B & D Burgers (Congress St.), 912-238-8315. Support Groups ACOA-Al-Anon

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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.

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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. 912-236-0363 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 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.

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For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Children's Grief Support Group

Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play 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. Citizens With Retarded Citizens

For families with children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly. Call for info. 912-3557633. 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. James Aberson, Chatham County ADA Coordinator, will be the speaker. 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, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Fibromyalgia Support Group

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FOR SALE •825 Jamestown Rd: Nice 3BR/2BA home located in quiet Jamestown Subd. featuring family room w/ fireplace & large backyard. •1006 West 40th: 3BR house. Priced for quick sale. Below $30,000.

1136 E 39th St. 3BR/1BA, Total Electric, LR, Eat-in Kitchen w/stove & refrigerator, CH&A, Detached garage, fenced backyard. $725/Rent, $675/Deposit. 2250 Utah St. 3BR/1BA, LR, Eat-in Kitchen w/Gas Stove & Refrigerator. CH&A, Fenced backyard. $725/Rent, $675/Deposit. Section 8 Accepted. 898-4135

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WEEKLY PAYMENTS 1 Bedroom & 2 Bedroom Apts./1 Bath, Newly remodeled apts. LVRM, dining, ceiling fans each room, central heat/air, kitchen w/ appliances, washer/dryer hookup. Lights & water included. NO CREDIT CHECK REQUIRED; EVICTIONS OK. $165 & $200-$235/weekly. Biweekly & Monthly rates available. First Week Deposit Required. Call 912-319-4182, M-Sat 10am-6pm.

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