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Film: The Sorcerers (1967, UK)

I Saw Myself Seeing Myself: Art Exhibition and Live Performance

Friday

Wednesday What: Campy Boris Karloff sci-fi thriller,

What: Mixed media artist Ashley Hamilton; painter Erin McCullough; and local rapper Kid Syc. 7pm Gallery talk by Hamilton. 8pm Live painting performance by McCullough. Audience invited to create a collaborative painting. When: 6-10 p.m Where: Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

his last film before his death. When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: sentientbean.com

Houdini: The Musical

What: SCAD performance ensemble presents an evening of magic and song, based on the life of magician Harry Houdini. A minimalist production performed in the style of a staged reading. When: 8 p.m Where: Mondanaro Theatre at Crites Hall, 217 MLK Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: scad.edu

Joe Bonamassa

What: The blues guitar monster returns, with two different bands. When: Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301

Improv!

continuing Theatre: Our Town

What: Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about life in a small town. Produced by Asbury Theatre Company of Savannah. When: 7:30 pm Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. matinees Sat.-Sun. Where: Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Cost: $10 Info: 912- 233-3595. asburymemorial.org/theatre

West Oglethorpe Ave.

Cost: $59 - $89 Info: savannahcivic.com

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Thursday Dancing with the Savannah Stars What: Eight local celebs train with pro

ballroom dancers to perform and raise funds to support Savannah CASA. When: 8 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $35. VIP admission $100. Info: lucastheatre.com

Domestic Violence Forum

What: Joe Penny from AASU Campus PD discusses domestic violence. When: 6 p.m Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Improv!

What: SCAD's Improv team in perfor-

mance, led by David Storck. When: 8 p.m Where: Mondanaro Theatre at Crites Hall, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: $10. $8 student/senior/military. $5 SCAD. Info: savannahboxoffice.com

Lecture: The Role of Photography in Shaping Modern Black Identity

What: Lauren Mason, AASU prof. Part of "A Moveable Feast." When: 6 p.m Where: Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Info: armstrong.edu/liberal_arts

Poverty Simulation

What: The experience is designed to help participants understand the barriers faced by a typical low-income family trying to survive month to month. When: 2 p.m Where: Savannah Morning News, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Cost: Free to attend. Prereg required. Info: 912-401-0672. cdally@stepupsavannah.org. stepupsavannah.org

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Connoisseur Wine Dinners

What: Multiple course gourmet meals

paired with wines. Held at Ruth's Chris, Sapphire Grill, The Olde Pink House. When: 8 p.m Cost: varies by location Info: savannahfoodandwinefest.com/ connoisseur-wine-dinners.html

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Cooking Class

What: Learn to cook from Chef Hugh Acheson. When: 1-3 p.m Where: Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700

Drayton St.

Cost: $85 Info: savannahfoodandwinefest.com

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Grand Reserve Tasting and Silent Auction

What: Features guest winemakers, including Rob. Mondavi Jr. & Joe Shirley. When: 5:30-7:30 p.m Cost: $125 Info: savannahfoodandwinefest.com

Theatre: The Amen Corner

What: Armstrong's Masquers theatre troupe presents the comic drama in three acts by James Baldwin. In Jenkins Hall Theater. When: 7 p.m Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10, discounts available. Free for Armstrong Info: armstrong.edu

Workshop: Starting a New Food Business in Georgia What: Is starting and running a small

food business for you? When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m Where: Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. Cost: $100. Includes lunch and course materials. Info: (912) 921-5460

What: SCAD's Improv team in performance, led by David Storck. Weekend matinees family-friendly/all ages. When: 8 p.m Where: Mondanaro Theatre at Crites Hall, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: $10. $8 student/senior/military. $5 SCAD. Info: savannahboxoffice.com

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Learning Experiences

What: A day of six cooking classes, wine seminars and demos by celebrity chefs. When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Cost: $150 for the day. Individual sessions $35-$50 Info: savannahfoodandwinefest.com

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Riverboat Wine & Dinner Cruise

What: Boat ride and meal with Guest Chef Anthony Lamas, Food Network Extreme Chef winner and James Beard Foundation 3-time semi-finalist. When: 8 p.m Where: Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 East River Street. Cost: $89 Info: savannahfoodandwinefest.com

Telfair Arty Party

What: Opening night preview event of

the weekend Telfair Art Fair.

When: Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m. Where: Telfair Square Cost: Member $85, non-member $130

SCAD Film & TV Senior Showcase

What: Catch the work of future film and TV icons during this night of student films. When: 7 p.m Where: Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: scad.edu


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Forsyth Park, Savannah 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. saturday Mighty Eighth Flying Fortress 5K

What: Proceeds from the race will benefit the restoration of the B-17 Flying Fortress “City of Savannah” at the Mighty Eighth AF Museum and the CHARACTER COUNTS! program. Registration open until the day of the race. When: Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. Price: Participants can register for $30 through Nov. 14. Registration increases to $35 Nov. 15 and 16. Phone: 912-988-1836 Info: www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/fortress

Theatre: Our Town

What: Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer

Prize-winning drama about life in a small town is 75 years old. Produced by Asbury Theatre Company of Savannah. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Cost: $10 Info: asburymemorial.org/theatre

Theatre: The Amen Corner

What: Armstrong's Masquers theatre troupe presents the comic drama in three acts by James Baldwin. In Jenkins Hall Theater. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10, discounts available. Free for Armstrong.Info: armstrong.edu

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Saturday 12th Annual Waiting on a Cure Luncheon: I Spy a Cure

What: Table hosts will be dressed in costumes to match the theme and will serve their guests in exchange for generous tips for the Anderson Cancer Institute.Live and silent auctions. Call or email for table information. When: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Info: 912-350-8934. CordeAn1@memorialhealth.com

Presented by Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah Celebrate the joy of reading, the magic of storytelling and the power of the written word! Meet your favorite authors and illustrators!

Coastal Issues Forum

What: The Center for a Sustainable Coast's annual meeting is a public forum on coastal issues with a talk by First District Congressional Candidate & General Assembly representative, Jeff Chapman of Brunswick. Reception and silent auction follows. When: 5 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations encouraged. Info: 912-506-5088. susdev@gate.net

Forsyth Farmers Market

What: Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Cost: Free to attend. Items for sale. Info: forsythfarmersmarket.com

Improv!

What: SCAD's Improv team in performance, led by David Storck. Weekend matinees are family-friendly/all ages. When: 8 p.m Where: Mondanaro Theatre at Crites Hall, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: $10. $8 student/senior/military. $5 SCAD. Info: savannahboxoffice.com

Nature Outing: Alligators and Other Animals of the Refuge

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Robin Bridges “The Gathering Storm” & “The Unfailing Light” Marc Brown “Arthur’s Teacher Trouble” & “Arthur’s Nose” Peter Brown “Children Make Terrible Pets” & “Creepy Carrots” Nick Bruel “Bad Kitty” & “Bad Kitty School Daze” Nina Crews “The Neighborhood Sing-Along” Christopher P. Curtis “The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963” John R. Erickson “Hank the Cowdog” book series Denise Fleming “In the Small, Small Pond” Tad Hills “How Rocket Learned to Read” & “Duck & Goose” Brian Lies “Bats at the Ballgame” & “Malcolm at Midnight” Kate McMullan “I’m Mighty!” & “Keep a Lid On It, Pandora!” Jim McMullan “I’m Big!” “I Stink!” “I’m Dirty” & “I’m Fast! Rachel Renée Russell “Dork Diaries” book series Don Tate “Hope’s Gift” & “The Cart That Carried Martin” Plus more than 60 Coastal Authors & Illustrators! Rain location: Savannah Civic Center For more information: (912)652-3600

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What: Wilderness Southeast guide

shares alligator stories. Fee includes use of binoculars and spotting scope. Reservations required. When: 9:30-11:30 a.m continues on p. 6

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

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19th Annual Telfair Art Fair

What: Popular open air art fair attracts

thousands of collectors, tourists and residents and features 80 artists displaying and selling works in various artistic disciplines When: November 16, 17. Sat. 10 am5pm, Sun. noon-4pm Where: Telfair Square Cost: Free and open to the public Info: telfair.org

A Night in Vienna: Opera Masterpieces Concert What: Solos, duets and ensemble

pieces performed by Metropolitan Opera bass/baritone Keith Miller, Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques-Eddy, tenor Tommy Wazell; soprano Melissa Zapin and performer and composer Dina Fanai. 5:30pm Artists' Roundtable Talk 6:30pm Concert 7:30pm Reception Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: $100 Info: 912-228-4758. savannahchoir.org

Savannah Children’s Book Festival

What: Dozens of children's books authors share their books, plus activities and games for kids, and food vendors. Sponsored by Live Oak Public Libraries. Rain location is Civic Center. When: Nov. 16, 10 am-4pm Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Cost: Free to attend. Books available for purchase. Info: liveoakpl.org/scbf/

Savannah Bazaar

what: Outdoor market focusing on

locally-crafted arts and goods. When: Sat., Nov. 16, 1-6 p.m. Where: Southern Pine Co., 616 E. 35th St. Cost: Free admission/$20 vendors Info: facebook.com/SavannahBazaar

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Mondavi Estate Tribute Dinner

What: A showcase of extraordinary wines by the Michael Mondavi Family. Four course meal prepared by celebrated chefs Chris Hastings and Kent Rathbun. When: 8 p.m Where: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Cost: $225 Info: savannahfoodandwinefest.com

Theatre: The Amen Corner

What: Armstrong's Masquers theatre

troupe presents the comic drama in three acts by James Baldwin. In Jenkins Hall Theater. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10, discounts available. Free for Armstrong. Info: armstrong.edu

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Sunday Improv!

What: SCAD's Improv team in perfor-

Lecture: Runaway Slaves in Savannah and the South

What: The Davenport House presents Dr. Loren Schweninger, who co-wrote Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation (2000), recipient of the Lincoln Prize, awarded for the best non-fiction historical work of the year. When: 7 p.m Where: Second African Baptist Church, 123 Houston Street (Greene Square). Cost: Free and open to the public. Reservations requested. Info: 912-236-8097

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Taste of Savannah

What: Sample Savannah's best flavors in the heart of the city's newest square. When: 12-4 p.m Where: Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street. Cost: $50 Gen. Adm. $95 VIP tickets. All tickets include a souvenir GoVino wine glass and five food tokens. Info: savannahfoodandwinefest.com

SMA Angels Charity Ball

What: Dinner and dancing with the

Swingin Medallions band, dinner music by Roger Widener and a silent and live auction. Benefiting families of children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). When: 6 p.m Where: Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 Gen. McIntosh Blvd. Cost: $80 Info: smacharity@aol.com. smaangels. org

Theatre: Our Town

What: Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about life in a small town is 75 years old. Produced by Asbury Theatre Company of Savannah. When: 3 & 7:30 p.m Where: Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Cost: $10 Info: asburymemorial.org/theatre

mance, led by David Storck. Weekend matinees are family-friendly/all ages. When: 3 p.m Where: Mondanaro Theatre at Crites Hall, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: $10. $8 student/senior/military. $5 SCAD. Info: 912-525-5050. savannahboxoffice. com

Lecture: Joanna Dasher and Deep Kids “Deep Writing”

What: Students of Deep will read from original stories, poems and nonfiction that they created in Deep workshops, and their Executive Director discuss. When: Where: Flannery O’Connor Childhood

Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.

Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-233-6014. flanneryocon-

norhome.org

Persse Memorial Concert

What: Annual musical tribute to lifelong Savannah musician J. Harry Persse. When: 3 p.m Where: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1707 Bull St. Cost: Free admission. Donations to Scholarship Fund accepted.

Piano Concert

What: Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church presents Awadagin Pratt. When: 4 p.m Where: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 598-7242, ext. 5. stpetersSavannah.org

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Jazz and Bubbles Brunch

What: Wrap-up event includes a tribute to honor the late Ben Tucker. Benefiting the Benjamin Tucker Foundation. When: 12-3 p.m Where: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Cost: $55 Info: savannahfoodandwinefest.com

Theatre: The Amen Corner

What: Armstrong's Masquers present the comic drama in three acts by James Baldwin. When: 3 p.m Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10, discounts available. Free for Armstrong.

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Monday Spanish Sojourns Free Week Begins

What: Includes Free Family Day and Flamenco Dance Workshop on Sat. Nov. 23. Free day funded through a grant from the City of Savannah. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Cost: Free of charge

The Odd Lot Improv Night

What: Improv comedy from some of Savannah's funniest. When: 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: call for ticket info. Info: 912.220.3404. oddlot.org

School Attendance Zone Public Input Meeting

What: Give input on proposed attendance zone changes on the Westside. When: 6-8 p.m. Monday & Tuesday Where: Monday: Godley Station School, 2135 Benton Blvd. Tuesday: Port Wentworth Elementary School, 507 South Coastal Hwy. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-395-5538. sccpss.com

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Tuesday Farmer Storytelling Discussion

What: Forsyth Farmers' Market and Mixed Greens presents compelling stories from past, present and future farmers, in conjunction with Forsyth Farmers' Almanac photo exhibition. When: 7-8:30 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: forsythfarmersmarket.com

Leadership Lecture Featuring WTOC Anchor Dawn Baker

What: Baker presents "Become the BEST You." Presented by Armstrong Atlantic State University. When: 6:30 p.m Where: Armstrong Ctr, 13040 Abercorn Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: armstrong.edu


What: Inaugural gala announces winners of Ron Higgins Memorial Service Award,STAR Award, and Elizabeth Patterson Entrepreneur Award. When: 6-9 p.m Where: Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St. Cost: $40 Info: savannahdba.com

Savannah Winds Premiere

What: The community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong. When: 7:30 p.m Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $14. Free to Armstrong students presenting valid Piratecard.

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Wednesday Film: Portland Expose' (1957, USA)

What: Frank Gorshin ("the Riddler" on TV's Batman series) stars in a crime drama about gangsters forcing an Oregon bar owner to turn his place into an illegal gambling joint. A Psychotronic Film Society presentation. When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: sentientbean.com

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The Republican domination of Georgia was building for quite awhile, but when the wave finally broke it was overwhelming. Fueled by a boatload of party-switching Democrats, Georgia’s Republican revolution kicked off in 2002, the first midterm election of the George W. Bush era. Your current governor, Nathan Deal, was one of those turncoat Democrats. As was his predecessor, Sonny Perdue. From 2002-2003 the GOP captured the Governor’s Mansion, defeated incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, took out three-decade Democratic Speaker of the state House of Representatives Tom Murphy, and, oh yeah, took control of the Georgia Senate after a few more opportunistic Democrats bolted their party. Since then, Republican numbers have done nothing but go up. After the Tea Party uprising in 2010, there wasn’t a Democrat left in statewide office. Outside a few blue enclaves, like Savannah, Fulton County, and Athens, the state Democratic Party has been in full-on triage mode. Less Blue State than Code Blue. Two Democrats with famous last names, however, are trying to do more than just stop the bleeding. They’re trying to win. First to declare was Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Georgia Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn. She vies for the Senate seat vacated by Republican Saxby Chambliss, who defeated Cleland in 2002 and since then has been primarily known for his golf game. Nunn, a highly educated nonprofit CEO, has only recently opened a usable website, after making enough rounds with high-dollar donors to convince her she has a competitive chance. For those of you who don’t know, and I’m guessing that’s a lot of you, Sam Nunn was an extremely well-regarded senator who combined high personal ethics with a staunch defense of the military and America’s standing in the world.

And yes, he was a Democrat, back when Democrat didn’t mean “liberal” so much as it meant “the dominant party in the United States since the 1930s.” While most Georgians who remember Nunn remember him fondly — I haven’t met a single person who ever had a bad thing to say about him — plenty of others are simply too young to have any memory or feeling about him either way. His daughter, near as I can tell, is running on a centrist platform similar to her father’s, or wants to be perceived that way. Sample quote: “I’m going to talk a lot about the deficit. Neither side of the equation is really tackling that. I think people are really tired of the mudslinging and the silliness of this.” Now, personally I think that’s a load of silliness itself. Talking “a lot about the deficit” is precisely what causes the mudslinging. As the Clinton years showed us, a sound economy is the antidote to deficits. Deficits are due less to overspending than to poor decisions which hamstring the economy. Poor decisions like, oh say, forcing a government shutdown and putting people temporarily out of work, who then can’t buy things and pay sales taxes, i.e., contribute to a sound economy. Things like that. Every minute you spend focusing on deficits — which can be and are erased over time — is a minute you’re not spending on investment in the profitable new economy of alternative energy, or reigning in the Federal Reserve’s obsession with creating unsustainable bubbles, or addressing banking regulations which encourage living on credit cards rather than savings. The other newly-minted Democratic candidate with a famous last name is Jason Carter, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a current state senator. He’s taking on Nathan Deal in a bid to return the Governor’s Mansion to Democratic hands.

On the surface, Carter’s job should be easy. Deal is not only one of the most ethically challenged governors in the U.S., he ran for governor largely to escape an ethics investigation while a U.S. Congressman. Deal is so ethically challenged, in fact, that the newest ethics allegation against him is his apparent attempt to unethically quash another ethics allegation against him. But this is Georgia, and former Democrat Deal now has that magic “R” by his name. And regardless of how slippery a character he may be, Deal knows how to win elections — he hasn’t lost one in 30 years. As much respect as I have for the postpresidential career of Jimmy Carter — the only one of our supposedly “religious” presidents of modern times to actually practice true Christian ideals in his public and his personal life — I’m afraid Deal’s magic “R” will easily outweigh the Carter name. Carter does have this going for him: Younger voters at least know who his grandfather is, unlike the case with Michelle Nunn and her dad. The one area where Nunn and Carter’s names are very important, however, is in persuading wealthy donors to take out their checkbooks. If all their candidacies accomplish is to make state Democrats at least feel viable, then they’ve accomplished something. But it’s still not a path to victory. Another guy who knows how to win elections — he just won re-election as mayor of Atlanta — is Kasim Reed. He recently said something that bears repeating: “You’ve got 600,000 unregistered AfricanAmerican voters who nobody is communicating with in Georgia. You have more than 200,000 Latino voters that nobody is communicating with,” said Mayor Reed. Indeed. If Georgia Democrats are serious about winning, and not just trading on old family names which have less and less modern relevance to the average voter, that’s where they will look. Not where the money is, but where the votes are. cs


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Sowing the farmers’ stories We amateur suburban homesteaders, with our chicken coops and our raised veggie beds and backyard blueberry bushes, we don’t know squat. It’s grand that growing food has gone from hippie hobby to its own glossy magazine genre, but for most of us, it’s more gesture than guts. The fact is, true farming is a whole lot harder than us wannabes could ever imagine: The dawn-‘tildusk labor, the hand-me-downs and do-withouts, the sheer fear of being beholden to nature’s whims. Try as we might to compost the potato shavings and reuse each corn-derived plastic bag until it disintegrates, we will never know the zero-waste reality of having to save every last tomato seed for next year’s harvest. When the midtown rats strip the kale leaves down to the spines, us aspiring agronomists can just truck it over to the store for a fresh bunch of organic leaves. A real farmer would cut down those spindly nude umbrellas, put ‘em up in some Mason jars with a pinch of salt and eat ‘em come January with a little fatback. No, no matter how tall my okra grows, I will never escape my cush suburban roots. My only childhood get-back-to-the-land stories involve drinking stolen wine coolers on the back nine of Shalimar Golf Course. My pickling skills are pathetic, and I still haven’t grown the balls to butcher my menopausal hens. That’s why I find lifelong farmers such romantic figures. What we call “sustainability,” they shrug off as “what needs to be done, chile.” When someone tells you she has churned butter from milk that came from a cow that she pulled out of its mother, there can be no doubt that the intimacy with food is genuine. That no-nonsense authenticity and offhand authority is also what inspired a new exhibit up at the

They grew up growing food (l to r:) Sybil Garnto, Carrie Ford and Daisy Fields.

Sentient Bean until Nov. 30. The Forsyth Farmers’ Almanac: Growing Up, Growing Food is a series of portraits of farmers “past, present and future” coupled with humble biographies to temper any Martha Stewart hubris. There’s a beautiful booklet that accompanies the show, and a special gathering of farmers will tell stories in person at the Bean at 7 p.m. this Tuesday, Nov. 19. The idea to document the farmers’ narrative sprouted from Mixed Greens, a melange of citizens dedicated to providing opportunities at the Saturday market “for connection and contribution for people with and without disabilities.” Some of those interactive, inclusive activities include the Little Green Wagon (a mobile garden where kids can plant seeds and watch them grow every week) and simply providing chairs so that folks can sit and shoot the breeze instead of scurrying off with their canvas bags full of squash and beets. I was honored to hear a few good yarns last week at the Williams Court Apartments, a government subsidized modern high-rise on Lincoln where several retired farmers now reside. Forsyth Farmers Market

bulwark and Mixed Greenie Teri Schell introduced me to Archie Mae Ivey, Carrie Ford, Sybil Garnto and Daisy Fields, who all participated in the project and grew up on family farms way back when Monsanto was just a little chemical company out of Illinois. Archie Mae stayed pretty quiet in her wheelchair, but the rest were plenty outspoken about life on the farm. All of their families were sharecroppers, which meant they worked the land but had to pay rent to an unseen overlord. Chores were separated into two categories: Before school and after school. Even on the weekends, there was wood to be chopped, cows to be milked and bread to be baked. If you wanted a hot bath, you boiled water or left a tub out in the sun all day. Flirting with boys meant a chaperoned barn dance two towns over. “It was the pure ol’ sticks!” exclaimed Sybil, a mischievous twinkle in her bright blue eyes as she described growing up in Emanuel County in the 1930s. Most everything revolved around food. While her daddy’s main crop was tobacco, Carrie and her family grew the family’s vegetables and


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had a smokehouse where meats were cured. Before she went off to school every morning, she cooked breakfast for her 10 brothers and sisters. “And we didn’t have a fridge, just an icebox,” Carrie informed me. Daisy rolled her eyes. “You had an icebox? You was in society!” For these women, the hard work required on the farm is still an important point of pride. Daisy beat her pop at a cotton-picking contest. Sybil bragged that she used to wield a huge crosscut saw to feed the fireplace. Carrie was called “Queen Tobacco” because she could string 1600 sticks a day of the stuff to dry in the barn. She also learned how to drive a tractor when she was 8. Unimpressed, Daisy dismissed this with a harumph. “You had a tractor?! You are from society! All we had was an old mule!” Eventually, the promised

For more farmer stories, go to facebook. com/ForsythFarmersAlmanac. Forsyth Farmers Storytelling When: Tues., Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Cost: Free Info: sentientbean.com

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prosperity of city life lured these farm women to Savannah. Carrie found plenty of work in restaurants, traditional Southern kitchens where her skills shone. “I could make 300 biscuits in 30 minutes,” she chirped to the group. When Williams Court service coordinator and fellow Mixed Greenie Tammy Kenkel pointed out that she probably never got a day’s rest until she retired, Carrie broke into a cackle and said, “I reckon so.” Though they miss their porches and the smokehouse bacon and dawn milkings, these farmers seem content to spend their twilight years with air-conditioning and cable. Can you blame them? “I like to talk about it. I wouldn’t give up my past. But it was hard,” admits Daisy. “I wouldn’t want my chirren to have to do it.” As I watch my own chirren run out to the yard and pick off the last red pepper to add to the storebought kale for the evening’s stir fry, I wonder if our symbolic efforts are enough to connect food back to the land. My new farmer friends would pshaw it as ridiculous and sentimental, but I sometimes wish we did have to work our fingers into blisters to feed ourselves. Just for a little a while, just so we know not to take the nourishment for granted. cs

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On the trail campaign This past April the Alliance for Biking & Walking hosted a workshop on the campus of the University of Georgia. Designed for advocates seeking to make their communities more walkable, bikeable and livable, it attracted attendees from Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Some of these folks set their sights on building new multiuse trails and faced daunting tasks, including raising hundreds of thousands (and even millions) of dollars, identifying routes and developing design and engineering plans. By comparison, Savannah’s already funded and designed Truman Linear Park Trail seemed to be miles ahead of other trail projects. And that makes the recent delays even more disappointing. A public information open house, scheduled for Nov. 7, was cancelled due to unresolved questions over long-term maintenance and ownership of the trail. The City of Savannah has since signaled that it is willing to maintain the Truman Greenway, with some conditions, after completion of construction, which will be managed by Chatham County. An optimist might suggest this is an opportunity for city and county to resolve their differences and cooperate. The trail’s namesake once said, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” In this case, both the city and the county would share in the credit for delivering this beneficial asset. While memos are being sent back and forth between City Hall and the Old Courthouse at 124 Bull St., however, trails are moving forward elsewhere in the state. “Carrollton is building a Greenbelt, which is a multiuse path circling the city’s downtown core,” said Brent Buice, executive director of the Georgia Bikes! advocacy organization. “It’s very popular and is seen as the keystone of redevelopment of their downtown area.”

An extension of the North Oconee Greenway in Athens is underway and within a year construction will begin on the first mile of a 40-mile rail trail that will link Downtown Athens with Union Point. “Everyone recognizes its economic development potential,” Buice said. The scale of economic impact delivered by trails is becoming better understood as communities embrace the projects. A recently published study of Northwest Georgia’s Silver Comet Trail revealed it attracts more than 2 million visitors per year, and “generates $57 million in annual direct spending, increases home values, and has helped revitalize once-struggling communities like Cedartown and Rockmart,” according to Buice. “The Silver Comet Trail study shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that property values increase by an appreciable margin,” Buice said. Nonetheless, another project has the potential to surpass it. “I would argue that Atlanta’s Beltline is even more of a marquee project that has generated an unbelievable amount of economic development in places that were once forgotten and blighted,” said Buice. “It’s seen both as a recreational amenity that draws tourists and a nonmotorized transportation cooridor for residents of Atlanta.” Creating these types of corridors is the goal in other parts of the state as well. Earlier this month in Rome voters approved a SPLOST package that included $1.8 million for expansion of trails in Floyd County. According to Buice, the expansion will create

a much-needed link between the Berry College campus and downtown Rome. Creating these types of connections is critical, according to Buice, and Columbus’ Fall Line Trace trail is a good example. “Columbus completed one of the most dramatic urban multiuse paths in the state,” Buice said. “It connects Columbus State University almost all the way to Downtown Columbus. The equivalent in Savannah would be a trail linking Armstrong Atlantic State University with Forsyth Park.” Savannah’s Truman Greenway will be similarly dramatic, linking Daffin Park and Lake Mayer Park, two of the most popular recreational facilities in the county. And the connectivity doesn’t stop there. From Daffin Park cyclists can continue their trips using the Washington Avenue bike lane, turn north on Habersham, then connect with the Lincoln Street bike lane, taking them into the heart of the Historic District. The return trip can be made by taking the Price Street bike lane to Washington Avenue. The benefits to neighborhoods along the route and the city as a whole are obvious. Still, Buice said, not everyone is a believer. At least not in the beginning. “When the project is successfully completed, then all the sudden the entire community recognizes it as an asset,” he said. Even those who are skeptical initially often end up celebrating and even taking credit for it, he explained. It doesn’t matter who takes credit for the Truman Greenway and I hope everyone who has been involved will be praised for their roles in the project. However, in order for that to happen, we have to start building it. We at Savannah Bicycle Campaign will continue our efforts to make sure that happens sooner rather than later. cs

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Back in the summer of 2012, many hearts were touched by an exhibit at the Jepson Center called Journey to the Beloved Community.

Mount traveled to Savannah from New York for the opening to explain how artwork can activate a person’s self-worth and knock down walls between people who believe they have nothing to say to each other. The evidence could be found in another of the Jepson’s sun-dappled continues on p. 14

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Featuring colorful wall quilts and stunning portraits, the exhibit was a tribute to the ideal promoted by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a “heaven on earth” where all humans care and are cared for by each other.

Some of those exquisite textile compositions were created by social worker and award-winning visual artist Beth Mount, a pioneer in person-centered planning for those living with physical and mental disabilities. A longtime colleague of Citizens Advocacy director Tom Kohler,

Some of the crafty denizens of Handmade Neighborhood art collective, left to right: Kara Richardson, Freda Jones, Tina Hicks, West Broad YMCA Loop it Up director Molly Lieberman, Phyllis Jones, Aalayah King and Barbara Morgan.

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spaces: More wall quilts, less ornate than Mount’s but just as evocative, made by the little hands of children in the aftercare program at the West Broad YMCA and the elderly palms of residents at the City of Savannah’s Hudson Hill Golden Age Center. Depicting scenes of everyday life of the young and old, the collaborative works expressed themes of love, food and the desire for home. Facilitated by West Broad Y program coordinator Molly Lieberman, the story quilt project rippled positive feedback through the Y community, especially those who considered themselves outside the boundary of who an artist could be. Some of the participants had never stepped foot inside an art museum, let alone thought that their work could hang in one. Suddenly, Lieberman, who runs the Loop it Up Savannah youth Lieberman with two of the collective’s smallest makers, Aalayah (left) and Kara. sewing program, heard many requests for sewing lessons. another stitches, many hands to comThe meetings were so popular The young ones and the elders had plete a bed-sized work. that they outgrew the few sewing their chance to create. Why not those More experienced seamstresses like machines Lieberman carried back in between? Tina Hicks, who teaches crafting and and forth from the building. That was “After the show came down, a lot crochet at Hudson Hill, and Barbara when Mount introduced her to the of the moms around here at the Y Morgan, retired special needs teacher Sewing Machine Project, a non-profit wanted to learn how to make quilts,” from Long Island, found themselves based out of Wisconsin that donates she says. “So we started having these teaching others like Phyllis Jones and machines to individuals and commuweekly get-togethers.” Freda Jones how to thread needles nity centers to “mend social barriers” Quilting has always been a metaand calculate fabric cuts. and provide a means of income. phoric and literal expression of com“I literally knew no one in SavanThe project has shipped machines munity, as it almost always requires nah before I got involved,” says Morfrom New Orleans to Sri Lanka, and help: Someone to hold the piece while gan. “Now I have a family.” the makers of Savannah’s West Broad jon waits/jwaitsphoto@gmail.com

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Y fit the parameters as worthy recipients. “Beth told me to ask for what I wanted —” recalls Lieberman. “And we got the Cadillac models!” interjects Hicks. Those Cadillacs are 10 high-end Bernina sewing machines and two surgers that the group uses to construct the basic parts of the quilts. The rest is sewn by hand. Soon potholders, pillows, placemats, dolls, purses, jewelry and other items were added to the inventory, and the group of amateur artisans evolved into a business collective they call Handmade Neighborhood. Handmade Neighborhood is a social network of women from all races, ages and parts of town. It’s also a way to supplement the incomes of group members, some of whom struggle to support their families with part-time employment and government assistance. Though a handful of members assembled at their old room at the Y for this interview, Handmade Neighborhood now meets every other week at Scribble Art Studio, another validation that their work is valuable — and viable. “I always made jewelry as a hobby, as gifts for my nieces,” explains Phyllis, a part-time crossing guard with tubes of sparkly bracelets decorating


both arms. “If I can make a little money at it, that’s so great.” The women set up a colorful booth for their wares at last month’s Food Day festival and also receive commissions from local organizations. Their

first was an order for 200 tote bags for the Creative Coast, and more recently, an order of totes made from recycled banners and bicycle tires for the Savannah Bicycle Coalition. This weekend, Handmade

then you have nothing to give. This sets up the expectation as a two-way street,” contemplates Lieberman as she helps Freda’s daughter, Kara, stack wildly-patterned placemats. “It all goes back to the Beloved Community,” affirms Hicks with a nod. “I’m so glad that people will get to hear about a positive story from this area. People see MLK Boulevard on the news and think it’s all bad — but there is so much happiness here.” Surrounded by colorful fabric and scissors and finished items for sale, the women of Handmade Neighborhood agree that even with the extra cash, the best part of working together is sharing stories. “I grew up in Frazer Homes right over there, and I played at this Y every day,” adds Phyllis, her bangles jangling. “This is home.” cs Telfair Art Fair When: Sat. Nov. 16, 10 a.m-5 p.m. and Sun. Nov. 17, noon-4 p.m. Where: Telfair Square Info: telfair.org

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Handmade Neighborhood has purses, toys, quilts and other crafts for sale.

Neighborhood joins 80 other juried artists at the 19th annual Telfair Art Fair. The outdoor event attracts thousands of visitors who come to peruse and buy artwork from established artists competing for $12,000 in prizes. “I appreciate that a really respected institution like the Telfair would pull us in,” says Lieberman. The women are hard at work binding one of the large quilts for sale, proceeds to be split between members. As profits rise, the ultimate goal of the collective is to establish a scholarship fund that will cover daycare costs while Handmade Neighborhood mothers pursue employment and education. “Being a part of this looks good on a resume, it shows you’re able to be part of a group dynamic,” says Freda, still dressed in a black blazer from a job interview. It also nourishes that sense of worth that Mount extolled two summers ago. For the women who grew up in the nearby housing projects, it is a priceless resource. “There’s this perception sometimes that if you are one who receives a lot,

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The brick courtyard of Southern Pine Co. hosts the Savannah Bazaar this Saturday.

Eclectic monthly marketplace showcases local artisans By Jessica Leigh Lebos | jll@connectsavannah.com

If your holiday gift list includes unique stained glass work, organic beeswax candles and Reiki treatments, you probably don’t expect one-stop shopping. Delightful news for you then, because you can cross them off in one fell swoop at the Savannah Bazaar, an outdoor art market that will flourish its tents in the courtyard of Southern Pine Co. this Saturday, Nov. 16. A “bazaar” denotes a certain element of the exotic, a place to find unconventional novelties and unexpected treasures. It also bespeaks a creative nexus, where artists and craftspeople can commune and support each other in a vibrant microeconomy. The former may be the inevitable result of inviting Savannah’s many talented and avant garde artisans to sell their wares, but the latter is what sparked Savannah Bazaar co-founders Tyler Cuttita, Melissa Hagerty and Lauren Schwind to galvanize in the first place. “Events and shows can be expensive to organize, especially if you’re already putting money into your craft,” says Schwind, a visual artist and illustrator dissatisfied with the formal gallery system. “We wanted to provide more accessible platform for artists to promote their work.” Vendors pay $20 for a table at the Bazaar, exposing them to flocks of potential patrons. Southern Pine Co. donates the courtyard space, which allows the Bazaar to contribute half of the fees it collects back to Southern Pine’s Greenhouse Project. Supported and funded by the sustainability non-profit Emergent Structures, the greenhouse brings together artisans, activists and neighbors and the Bazaar organizers view it as all part of the Bazaar philosophy. “We see ourselves as part of the community as whole,” says Cutitta. “It really is all walks of life.” The Bazaar has also forged partnerships with other conscious creators and hosts a pop-up shop at Anahata Healing Arts during the First Friday Art Marches. The event at Southern Pine is currently monthly, but Schwind envisions a weekly happening and eventually even a permanent artisan retail

space, à la City Market. From Humble Love’s vegan snacks to 13 Bricks’ sustainable t-shirts to poets, drummers and mystics, all are welcome under the Bazaar umbrella. Cuttita, a lanky musician who can often be seen working the streets on a pedicab, sees the diverse line-up as a way for artists all of stripes “to have a chance to realize their value and build a community of art and music.” He plays in the funkadelic local bands Omingnome and Yonahbug with the throaty-voiced Hagerty, who laments the brain drain that happens when SCAD graduates and other talent leave the city because they can’t make a living. “It can be hard to keep the art community thriving here, and we want there to be a place to nurture it and help it grow,” says Hagerty. “We’re trying to keep the genius in Savannah.” Few appreciate that sentiment more than Jillian Knight-Miner, who makes and sells leather journals, original poetry and corn brooms under the nom de plume Lady of Letters. She and her husband, Vinson Miner, and their young daughter, Kegan, spend three to four months out of the year travelling to different craft shows and history fairs known as Rendezvous to augment their incomes. The Bazaar is a welcome opportunity to stay at home and save gas money. It’s also a chance to meet other local artists. Though the couple has lived in Savannah since 2006, it’s been difficult to find a like-minded professional network because they’re always travelling or replenishing their stock. “The coolest part of doing a local show is getting to meet other local artists,” says Knight-Miner. “Mostly, we’re all just too busy working in our workshops!” Vinson, a bow-and-arrow maker who vends hand-flinted stone knives as well as sharks’ teeth and fossils he dives for in the Savannah River, also digs how goods and services circulate through the Bazaar community.


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The Bazaar community helps artists find a like-minded professional network.

“Sometimes I sell to other jewelers, who will take a tooth and wrap it in metal to make a piece and sell it later,” he relates. “We’ve also done some very cool trades, which helps everyone.” This spirit of reciprocity is appreciated especially by Cuttita, who came to mellow Savannah from the high-stakes creative climate of Brooklyn. “In New York, people don’t work together, it’s all competition,” observes Cuttita. “Here it’s much

more supportive.” His co-conspirators agree. “I like the term ‘symbiotic relationships’,” muses Haggerty. “We’re all figuring out what our strengths are and finding a way not to compete, but collaborate.” cs Savannah Bazaar When: Sat., Nov. 16, 1-6 p.m. Where: Southern Pine Co., 616 E. 35th St. Cost: Free admission/$20 vendors Info: facebook.com/SavannahBazaar

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Blotter All cases from recent Savannah/ Chatham Police Dept. incident reports

Gun + Standoff A Savannah man was hospitalized after shooting himself before surrendering to police during a standoff over the weekend.

Steven Spann, 58, was listed in critical but stable condition at Memorial University Medical Center. Patrol Officers, SWAT team members and Crisis Intervention Team negotiators had surrounded his residence in a two-apartment house on the 700 block of East Gwinnett Street after being called by a relative who lives in the other apartment about 9 p.m. Police were advised he was in his apartment with a rifle. Negotiators “had convinced Spann to exit the house and surrender but heard a shot before he walked out and discovered he had shot himself,” a spokesman says.

• A participant in the Rock ‘N Roll Marathon died after collapsing in the race.  35-year-old Columbia, S.C. resident Jake Zeman “was near the finish line when he fell ill,” a police spokesman says. He was treated by EMS at the scene and transported to a hospital where he died. • After years of saying there is no significant gang activity in Chatham County, local police and the FBI are teaming together to fight gangs in the Savannah area. Metro Police Chief Julie Tolbert “has accepted the FBI’s invitation to assign officers to the Southeast Georgia Safe Streets Violent Crime Task Force to focus on violence by organized neighborhood groups and violent crime in general,” says a police spokesman. Members of the team are provided clearance and full access to FBI databases for information on crimes and criminals as well as federal resources. They also are deputized as federal agents with authority to act

nationwide. The Task Force targets gang violence, organized robbery activity, firearms violations, interstate transportation of stolen vehicles, human trafficking and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations. The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) and Pooler Police Department also have committed. Ten similar task forces already operate in Georgia. “This relationship will provide additional resources and information to address one of the most significant issues we face in Savannah, organized neighborhood groups,” said Tolbert. “These loosely organized groups too often lead to criminal activity that holds law-abiding members of the neighborhood hostage. We’ve seen multiple examples of this activity from drug sales to fights, shootings and homicides. Task forces such as this serve as force multipliers, and

we must use every resource available to address these issues.” The FBI initiated the Safe Streets Task Force program to enhance the relationship with area law enforcement

agencies. The Safe Streets Task Force “provides sophisticated investigative techniques normally associated with complex organized crime and racketeering investigations,” says the spokesman. At least 195 Safe Streets Gang and Violent Crime Task Forces have been formed in cities and regions across the U.S. The FBI provides overtime funds, permanently assigned vehicles and operational expenses. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020


Has anyone ever made cheese out of human breast milk? Additionally, has there ever been a culture that thought of breast milk as a delicacy? I’m not speaking of fetishists or babies; I’m looking at something akin to a chilled glass of latte di mama with one’s meal. —C.J. Casey Human cheese can and has been done. In 2010, for example, New York chef and restaurateur Daniel Angerer infamously created small amounts of cheese from excess breast milk produced by his wife until the health department ordered him to cease and desist. One food critic described it as “quite bland, slightly sweet. . . . It’s the unexpected texture that’s so off-putting. Strangely soft, bouncy, like [the puddinglike Italian dessert] panna cotta.” The milk donor herself thought the cheese wasn’t bad, claiming it paired well with a Riesling. But why stop at cheese? Breast milk has abundant uses. To start with the obvious, you can drink it. The ancient legend known as “The Roman Charity” tells of a man named Cimon, sentenced to die of starvation in prison but kept alive by his daughter Pero, who breastfeeds him during visits. (This scene became a perennial favorite of Baroque painters, the voyeurs.) After they’re caught in the act, the father is released in tribute to the daughter’s selflessness. The same trope appears at the end of Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, when Joad daughter Rose of Sharon, her baby stillborn, offers her breast to a starving stranger. This past July, the BBC ran reports from China about wealthy deves paying wet nurses $2,500 a month to supply them with fresh product, either via pumping or straight from the tap. One blogger told of sex parties for senior Communist Party members where drinking breast milk direct from nursing mothers was one of the kinks.

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Urban legend? Maybe. However, perusing an online breast-milk exchange called Only the Breast, we find more than 100 classifieds under “Men buying breast milk.” Sample: “Attractive professional male 35/m looking for VERY fresh warm milk on demand in western Mass area for health benefits and stress relief.” Bid price: $100 a session. My advice: hold out for two grand a month. In 2011 the Icecreamists, a determinedly in-your-face London ice cream parlor (typical offerings: a “Sex Bomb” sundae loaded with “natural stimulants” and served by a “nurse”; a handgun-shaped popsicle made from absinthe and, allegedly, holy water) began offering a breast-milk-based dessert named “Baby Gaga” (later “Baby Googoo,” following contact from Lady Gaga’s lawyers) at about $24 a scoop. The feedstock came from more than a dozen women selling their milk at more than $300 per gallon. A reviewer from the Guardian said the stuff tasted like “regular vanilla ice-cream, until the mouthcoating back taste kicks in—like a thin, more goatish, dairy.” I asked my assistants Una and Fierra if they felt equipped to contribute. They demurred, instead volunteering to stop at the Icecreamists on a field trip to London. After a two-hour train ride, closed tube stations, and a torrential rainstorm, the women arrived at Covent Garden to be told the shop had shut its doors. The store’s blog, last updated in July 2012, ranted about the British fascist state and a massive rent hike. Maybe it’s just as well. While I acknowledge Homo sapiens has survived OK on the stuff without regulatory oversight, the fact remains that consuming breast milk from an unknown source can be hazardous. A 2010 Stanford University study found one in 30 potential milk donors were rejected after testing positive for syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or human T-cell lymphotropic virus. If you have a safe source and want to make breast-milk cheese yourself, you’ll need to use rennet rather than, say, lemon juice, since breast milk doesn’t curdle the way cow’s milk does. Chef Angerer has posted his recipe on his blog, and if any of the Teeming Millions would like to give it a shot, let us know how it comes out. Just don’t send us any in the mail. cs

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Downtown London residences are known to be staggeringly expensive, but media blogger Sam Cookney calculated in October just how much. Cookney said he can live in an upscale apartment in Barcelona, Spain, and commute almost every workday to London (700 miles away) for less money than a modest central London rental. (Sixteen commuter days over four weeks a month would run, in pound-dollar equivalents: $2,420 for a West Hampstead rental, $121 council tax, and $188 transit travel card, totaling $2,730. Barcelona, in euro-dollar equivalents: $938 for a three-bedroom flat with three balconies near transit, no tax, $47 daily round-trip on Ryanair, $32 a day in airport transportation, totaling $2,202 - a savings of $528 a month.) Plus, he said, sunny Barcelona is on the Mediterranean. (On the other hand, Cookney luckily can work on the plane, for each flight is two hours long.)

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• Lawyers for Radu Dogaru, who is on trial in Romania for stealing masterpieces last year from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, said the heist was also the museum’s fault - for having such unimaginably lax security - and that if the museum did not admit that, Dogaru would sue. Museum officials said they had tracked some of the works to Dogaru’s mother, who is claiming ignorance, and the son’s lawyers hope to discount any

insurance-company judgments against fiancee, Destiny - and even to serve the her by spreading the blame. lucky couple homemade cake after• Update: Perhaps thousands of ward. However, Judge Cookson did all Baghdad residents have been killed of this immediately after sentencing by bomb couriers who had passed Desbrow to a 53-year-to-life term for through supposedly secure checkpoints first-degree murder and for threatening that were “equipped” with useless ADEa witness. 651 bomb “detectors,” but the devices • Many parents long for armed prowere surely to be history following the tection for their kids at school, but a April fraud conviction few parents at Entz Eleof the British scam artmentary in Mesa, Ariz., ist who made $75 million have the opposite conselling them. (American cern - and demanded officials had warned Iraqis that local cop (and BARCELONA: for years that the ADEparent) Scott Urkov JUST A STONE’S 651 was basically a novelty not wear his service THROW FROM golf-ball finder.) However, weapon, or uniform, LONDON despite the debunking when he drops his child evidence brought out at off in the morning. The trial, Iraqi police continue principal sided with to use them, according the complaining parto an October dispatch ents (although at least in London’s The Indepenone mother defended dent, with the September Urkov, albeit defining death toll at nearly 1,000 the issue primarily as from bombers who passed “his right” to be in unithrough checkpoints, past form as he heads off to silent ADE-651s. Even work). Prime Minister al-Maliki • The U.S. Departvouches that the ADE works “up to 60 ment of Housing and Urban Develpercent” of the time. opment has been delaying a decision for months about whether to punish the Apache ASL Trails housing comUnclear on the Concept plex in Tempe, Ariz., for the sin of • In September, San Diego Superior renting 85 percent of its units to the Court Judge Patricia Cookson, perhaps hearing-impaired - for whom the facilsensing an autumnal whiff of romance ity was actually designed (equipped in the courthouse, agreed to perform with comfort and safety features to the wedding ceremony, in her courtserve the deaf). However, HUD has room, of Mr. Danne Desbrow and his threatened to withhold federal funding

because Apache is suspected of illegally discriminating against the non-hearing-impaired (who under guidelines should, HUD believes, occupy threefourths of Apache’s units). State officials and Arizona’s congressional delegation have voiced pride in Apache’s mission, but the HUD secretary’s indecisiveness has left Apache tenants in limbo, according to a September Arizona Republic report. • This year, the Florida legislature passed the Timely Justice Act to cut short the legal dawdling that allows death row inmates to postpone their execution - sometimes for more than 25 years. Among the first “victims” of the act was to be Marshall Gore, set to be executed in September for two 1988 murders. However, his date was once again postponed - because Florida’s tough-on-crime attorney general had scheduled a re-election campaign fundraiser that conflicted with her presence at the execution. (Gore will instead die in January.)

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Matched Pair: Prominent Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon David Matlock is himself a finely chiseled specimen of muscle and zero body fat, but he said that when patient “Veronica” came to him in 2007 for “vaginal rejuvenation” surgery, he instantly fell in love despite her somewhat-pudgy figure. He proposed marriage, she accepted, and with her consent, Dr. Matlock set out not only on the requested procedure


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Recurring Theme: Joshua Goverman, 29, was arrested in Glendale, Ariz., in October for allegedly stealing copper wiring from the back of an air-conditioner truck in a driveway. The thief apparently had trouble pulling on the wires, and police found a human finger at the scene. Despite Goverman’s excuse (that he cut his finger during a “car repair”), the crime-scene finger’s print matched Goverman’s other fingers’ prints.

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In July, several foreign news sites publicized the current Guinness Book

record held by Jemal Tkeshelashvili of the Republic of Georgia, who blew up ordinary drugstore hot water bottles to the point where they would explode - using only air from his nose. His record was three within one minute, but perhaps equally impressive, he subsequently dazzled Discovery Channel viewers by reportedly partially nose-inflating a hot water bottle being held down by a small car.)

Researchers from Georgia Tech, working at the Atlanta Zoo recording various mammals’ urination habits (rats, dogs, goats, cows and elephants), have concluded that, regardless of size, each takes about 21 seconds to empty a full bladder. (Technically, reported New Scientist, the evacuation time is proportional to the animal’s mass, raised to the power of one-sixth.) CS

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Why is Yves Mathieu always smiling? and doing all this. I’m shocked by it.” You can donate to the Yves Mathieu heart fund by going to the event Facebook page, or by visiting giveforward. com.

A half dozen hardcore bands are performing at Sweet Melissa’s on the 15th to raise funds for Yves Mathieu, a 19-year-old SCAD student, fan of the Congress Street postpunk scene, and guy with a lot of friends. An aspiring dramatic writer, Mathieu has a congenital heart condition — at 16, he was diagnosed with an enlarged heart — and like most college students, he has very little money. He suffered a heart attack during the downtown Oktoberfest last month and spent 10 days in the hospital. The bills are piling up. “As far as I know, the doctors told me, I don’t need surgery,” explains Mathieu. “It’s just moderation, and taking care of myself, and staying on top of my medication. And I have a cardiologist now. Before I didn’t because I just didn’t really care about it. But now that I know that it’s life or death, I have one. “There are certain things I can’t do. Like I can’t dance until my bedrest is over. They said that after a heart attack, it takes eight weeks for the scar in your heart to heal. It’s been a month this week, so I’ll go back to the doctor to make sure everything is going OK.” And then, he’ll be back. “I love to dance, perform, sing my heart out and do a lot of things!” The Friday event starts at 6:45 p.m. Bands include Me and the Trinity, Coastlines, Beaufort’s The Apprehended, the duo Any Otherwise, Skyburner, Nine Lives and the acoustic twosome Thanks Anyways.

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One of the premiere jazz vocalists in Atlanta, Audrey Shakir, comes to Savannah Nov. 17 to sing with a hand-picked combo of local musicians from our own Coastal Jazz Association. The 5 p.m. concert, in the Westin Harbor Resort ballroom, will draw from Shakir’s vast repertoire, from a career that’s found her headlining at New York’s Village Gate and performing regularly at Town Hall, the Apollo Theatre and Tavern on the Green. It’s free for CJA members, $10 for the rest of us.

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Top: A beaming Yves Mathieu and friends. Above: Atlanta jazz singer Audrey Shakir.

“I’m overwhelmed by it, to be completely honest,” Mathieu says. “It’s really intense, because I always feel like I’m annoying because I love people so much. People are always ‘Why is this guy always smiling? What’s

wrong with him? What drugs is he taking?’ “And I’m like ‘No, I just love people, you guys.’ It’s really cool to see all these people who I thought I was bothering and annoying, loving me

• The Marshall Tucker Band, Devon Alllman’s Honeytribe and Diana Fuchs will play Dec. 7 at Screven Motor Speedway, on US 21 between Springfield and Sylvania. Advance tickets are $35 at etix.com. • Yet another son of Gregg, Michael Allman, has a Nov. 23 date (with his band) at the Wormhole. The natural question, then, is this: Can Elijah Blue be far behind? • Cool stuff coming up next week includes the fab Futurebirds’ return to the Jinx (Nov. 21); the Savannah Stopover’s 2014 announcement will be made at the show. Jeremy Davis & the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra hook up with the Savannah Philharmonic Nov. 21 for Big Band Pops at the Lucas. A Nickel Bag of Funk releases Melodic Schizophrenic with a live show Nov. 23 at Dollhouse. CS


The occasion was An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House, on which the young New York guitar slinger was accompanied by a handpicked “unplugged” band, including Irish fiddler and mandolinist Gerry O’Connor. And that says something about Bonamassa who, despite the lack of a major label (whatever that constitutes these days) has become an enormous star — by virtue, virtually, of his tremendous skill and charisma as a musician, and nothing more. He’s had lots of exposure on PBS, which started spotlighting Bonamassa with 2009’s Live From the Albert Hall and has turned him into their electric blues version of Josh Groban. Just out is Tour de Force — Live in London, a four-DVD box (or BluRay, if you prefer) of a series of shows Bonamassa put on in the U.K. in the spring. Individual CDs are expected in early 2014. And with those releases, no doubt Bonamassa will top the charts yet again, leaving the other greats in his wake. I was surprised to see you doing those acoustic shows in Vienna. I mean, you’re an electric blues guy! Joe Bonamassa: I’ve always kind of looked at acoustic guitars as kryptonite for someone like me. I’m not a flatpicker. I’m not a first-three-fret guy. There’s acoustic guitar players, and there’s guys who own acoustics … and I’m a guy who owns acoustics. But there was always a part of the show where I would come out and do one or two acoustic numbers, and to my mind it was the sorbet: You can’t hit ‘em over the head with a Les Paul all night long. It just becomes a little bit too much. So we had this idea about doing these gigs in Vienna … and people just loved it. PBS has been airing our concert from Vienna, along with the electric concerts. So starting this fall — well, a week ago — we decided to actually take both bands out. Not do a “campfire” set, you know, where you use the same guys but they’re playing

bold. And I think fortune favors the one that’s willing to take a risk. A lot of people are like “At the height of your popularity, why would you want to switch gears, 180 degrees?” Well, why not? The thing is, as long as it’s good. As long as the end result is quality, then I’m in. If it’s just changing stuff, or if it gets a little esoteric, you’re just getting’ wacky for the sake of gettin’ wacky …. You said recently that you’d never do the London marathon experiment again. Was it that hard?

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different instruments. We’re touring two different bands. And it’s been going over great; the response has been absolutely fantastic. Were you one of those guys who thought playing an “unplugged” show was maybe a little wimpy? Joe Bonamassa: The music is so different from the way it was recorded, it takes on a different life. So I don’t look at it as a “campfire” gig. I look at it as a chance for re-interpretation of the songs. We do 45 minutes, take a 15-minute break, then we plug in the electric rig and we do an hour and a half set. And so far, for people who’ve seen the gig so many times, they go “It’s the best show I’ve seen. It’s such a wide range of styles.” Do you like to challenge yourself in that way: “What can we do this year?” Joe Bonamassa: Yeah. I also feel a real obligation to my fans, you know? I owe it to my fans not only to challenge myself, but to challenge them. We could just pretend it’s 2009 and just keep doing the same Albert Hall set, but I think fortune favors the

Joe Bonamassa: It was four shows, four different venues, four different sets, five different bands. In five days. It was 60 songs over the course of five days — and yeah, I’ll never do that again. It took the will to live out of you. I couldn’t believe how much I had bitten off. Just as soon as you come down from “Yeah, that was great last night! We worked so hard to get that thing to happen!” the next day you’ve got a horn band. The horn band goes great, “We pulled that off!” and the next night you’re playing the Hammersmith Odeon as a five-piece doing a rock set, with Lenny Castro sitting in. Then you have a day off to reflect and be like, “holy shit.” And then you have the Albert Hall and the split set, the acoustic band with all those arrangements that are way different than any of the stuff you did the previous four days, and then a combination of all your electric stuff. You finally just collapse over the finish line, going “Why do I do this?”

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Sergio Dias (center) co-founded Os Mutantes in Sao Paulo, Brazil in the mid 1960s.

An illuminating chat with Brazilian psych/rock legend Sergio Dias By Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

It’s no wonder that the traditionalists of late 1960s Brazil hated the tropicalia movement. A trippy mashup of psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll (both the British and American versions) and Latin sounds and rhythms, with elements of beat poetry, jazz, early electronica and costumed theatricality, tropicalia was a wave created by long-haired young people. And in the ‘60s, waves created by long-haired young people — be they cultural, social or political — were automatically considered threats. So those who resented the westernization of Brazilian music referred to the movement derisively as iê-iê-iê (yeah yeah yeah). And the tropicalismos spoke out against the oppressive military regime that had taken over their country in a 1964 junta. This made the Brazilian government very, very nervous. Perhaps the most culturally significant of the tropicalia bands was Os Mutantes (“The Mutants”), consisting (initially) of singer/guitarist Sergio Dias Baptista, his bassist/singer brother Arnaldo and lead vocalist Rita Lee (who also played the theremin, that freaky sci-fi electronic wave-pattern instrument). Os Mutantes’ music was wild, colorful, celebratory, beautifully unpredictable. It’s also no wonder that

expressive contemporary artists like Beck, David Byrne, and of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes cite the band as a major influence. Beck, in fact, once described hearing Os Mutantes for the first time as “one of those revelatory moments you live for as a musician, when you find something that you have been wanting to hear for years but never thought existed. “I made records like Odelay because there was a certain sound and sensibility that I wanted to achieve,” he continued. “And it was eerie to find that they had already done it 30 years ago, in a totally shocking but beautiful and satisfying way.” Since 2006, Sergio Dias (as he is professionally known) has fronted a different lineup of Os Mutantes

— and it’s this version that will appear Nov. 20 at Dollhouse Productions, touring behind the all-new Fool Metal Jack album, supported by the most excellent Brazilian rock trio Capsula. Are we looking at Savannah’s Show of the Year for 2013? Iê-Iê-Iê! Sergio, what are you doing in Las Vegas? What a weird place. Sergio Dias: [laughing] Well, if you think about my life, and the history of tropicalia … have you ever walked on the Strip? It is a total kaleidoscope of craziness. Stupidity, nonsense, fantastic. But that’s not really what caught me here. I was here when we were nominated for the Latin Grammy. I never thought about putting my foot on Vegas. I used to live like 10 years in Manhattan. And I was driving all over the U.S. Never got interested in Vegas. I don’t drink, I don’t gamble or anything. When we stepped out of the plane, arriving specially, and saw the beauty of the nature … the mountains just really blew my mind. They keep on changing, the colors, and the energy here is so extremely magical, you can feel the entities of the Shoshones and the Navajos and all this, they’re alive here. And then you go 30 miles and you’re at Lake


You said not long ago that you didn’t want to be “part of a dead band.” However you look at it, it’s been a long time since you started. Are the goals still the same? Sergio Dias: It’s very simple: I never look back. I look forward, and that’s the most important thing in life. If I were to be playing “Satisfaction” until the rest of my days, you know, that would be a pain in the neck. That wouldn’t make any sense for me. I remember that we were playing here in Vegas at the Hard Rock Café, and the same night was the Rolling Stones, playing somewhere else. We had a new record out. I’m 62, OK, Jagger is older than me, but why the hell don’t they make new material? I wish they did, because I’m a fan. The guys are living, they’re musicians and composers … this is a living thing, you know, it’s a living entity. That’s why we keep on doing Os Mutantes. I can’t understand a band that exists and don’t produce. Don’t care any more.

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The original (1968) Os Mutantes, clockwise from top: Sergio Dias Baptista, Arnaldo Baptista and Rita Lee.

Honest truth, though, isn’t that what people want from them now? Sergio Dias: I don’t think so. McCartney, at least, he’s putting out a few things. We might like it, we might not like it, but that’s how it is to be an artist. You have to put your face to be slapped or not. Because otherwise, why are you doing that? They don’t need to do that for the money, so why? I don’t understand, honestly. There was a Rolling Stones concert televised in Brazil, and I remember seeing Ron Wood, he had a solo. It was a typical, silly, silly blues thing or whatever. And I saw that he wasn’t there, man. I felt so embarrassed. I turned it off immediately. Because for me, as a guitar player, there’s always something new to do, you know? I don’t want to criticize them in any aspect, definitely. Maybe he had a bad day that day. It was a very hard thing to feel, as a co-musician. Because we understand this — we know what it is to be stale. This is awful. It’s just the worst thing that can happen to a musician or artist.

Sergio Dias: No, I don’t think so. I think I probably am an anarchist in my own soul, you know? Never let your inner children die. If you do that, man, you get old. I think I’m younger for longer. I always love to see what’s gonna happen. It’s like taking a drive — “What’s gonna be after the next mountain?” Always, there’s something new. Sometimes it’s boring; sometimes it’s 800 miles, nothing happens, but then suddenly you find such a great valley. You have to be patient, you have to believe and you have to trust that you’re going to somewhere special. Always.

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Mead, which blows your head off. You get a little boat and you go out there; there’s nothing better to feel than this. Then you go another 30 miles and you’re in a ski resort with, like, snow! It is an amazing place. And strategically, it’s so close to everything. You guys have the best roads, and the best cars. Enjoy the ride, and in three hours you’re in L.A. or whatever. Living here is so good compared to São Paulo. São Paulo became like a monster of what it was. I think it has like 14 million inhabitants now. Traffic is unbearable. The cars are all grey, black and white. There’s no colors. It’s all so dirty. And here, it’s so good.

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Capsula (from left): Oscar Alvarez, Coni Duchess and Martin Guevara.

In a rave review, Rolling Stone called Capsula’s Solar Secrets album “garage-glam heaven on a platter.” Part of that, admittedly, was the fact that the legendary Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T Rex) produced the record to sound like “a fresh afterburn of the ‘67 Pretty Things and an acidcharged X.” The bigger point, however, was that a music rag of such stature had taken notice of this thrashy psych-rock trio of expat Argentinians living in Balboa, Spain, a band whose transglobal puree of Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth and Stooges records has been the toast of underground South American rock for more than a decade. Capsula — the name comes from Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity,” produced by Tony Visconti — consists of guitarist Martin Guevara and bassist Coni “Duchess” Lisica, plus drummer Oscar Alvarez. The band is on tour with Os Mutantes, which means Savannah gets a rare opportunity to see and hear what all the fuss is about Nov. 20. This interview happened, via e-mail back and forth from Spain, Nov. 5.

The world is such a small place. Growing up in Buenos Aires, why do you think raw American proto-punk and 1970s British glam rock had such a profound effect on you? Coni Duchess Lisica: I don’t know. It’s a strange and powerful connection. I think there is some beautiful chaos in the sound of the guitars, and in the voices of solitaire people singing, lighting up city life experiences. As a teenager in Buenos Aires, pre-2001 collapse, I could touch that chaos while walking in the streets. I lived all my life in an uncool neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, dirty and troubling, so some records and particular artists where my brothers and companion through the journey. Some songs and writings, because of the poetry, have the power of catching

visions from the past but also from the future so it makes sense that those songs can connect with you any time, everywhere. Can you describe the influence of Os Mutantes on your band, how they inspired you as Brazilian musicians (assuming they did) and what their accomplishments meant to you? Coni Duchess Lisica: They are another band crossing the time. Their experimentation with sound and different genres, it’s a rare gem. It opened so much our minds. Songs like “Bat Macumba,” “Panis Et Circensis” or “O Relogio” are wildly beautiful. They learnt us, they were saying no matter where you come from, dream is a way. Rock and roll is the way. Why did the band relocate to Spain? Why not America, or the U.K., where a lot of the rock ‘n’ roll “business” is based? Coni Duchess Lisica: We love to move around, living a little here a little there. We have lot of friends in the States. But Bilbao is our home. From here we start our tours. It’s tiny and beautiful. There is no need to be full time located in America or UK. But you never know. 

How did working with Tony Visconti — or any of your more recent producers, for that matter — change your music and the way you approach recording? Do you feel like better, more proficient recording artists now? Coni Duchess Lisica: To entwine ideas and shapes for sounds with Tony Visconti is such an experience I could have never dreamt it was going to happen. (Can anybody believe that?) We were both band and the producer totally opened to new ideas, but also connected by a dark, aggressive and noir rock and roll side to work for this album. Martin and Tony had so much fun recording guitars, searching sounds, the same with the vocals, he knew what we were passionate about. I don’t know if we are more proficient, maybe we are, probably not. We have change, of course, we aim to live inside a recording studio. We love to change because that is what is all suppose to be, about movement. CS Os Mutantes/Capsula Where: Dollhouse Productions, 980 Industry Drive When: At 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 (doors open at 8) Tickets: $18 advance at showclix.com, $20 at the door


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With her dazzling soprano voice, Melissa Zapin has captivated audiences all over America with her performances as The Countess in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello, Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme, Liu in Puccini’s Turandot and Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen. She’s appeared at Carnegie Hall, sold out Feinstein’s cabaret room, and performed — at the specific request of Donald Trump — at the illustrious Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. This week, Zapin is in Savannah, playing one of her all-time favorite roles: Teacher. Along with singer/songwriter Dina Fanai, Zapin is a Savannah Children’s Choir Artist-in-Residence for 2013. “Four schools a day!” laughs the affable Zapin, on the phone from her home in New York. “I hope I don’t lose my voice!” Not likely. During her reign as Miss Hawaii 1996, Zapin — she was Melissa Ann Short then — participated in musical mentorship programs nearly every week of the year, on the islands and on the mainland. Yes, you heard correctly. Melissa Zapin was Miss Hawaii, and at the Miss America pageant that year, she finished in the Top Ten, and won the swimsuit and talent competitions.

For the latter, she sang an operatic aria. See where we’re going here? “I needed to pay for my college, and my mother, unfortunately, was unable to pay for a university,” Zapin explains. “I had heard about the Miss Hawaii Scholarship — if you won the pageant, you would get a full-tuition scholarship to Hawaii Pacific University. “My dream was New York City and the opera. That’s all my ambition in life has been since I was a little girl. But I knew I wanted to educate myself, and the only way I could afford it, from what I found, was to enter this pageant.” Zapin enjoyed the experience immensely, and not just for the doors that opened up for her, musically. “I got to meet all these incredible girls; what I realized is that we’re all very similar, we’re all trying to do the same

thing,” she says. “It does remind me of the opera world a little bit — the pageantry — it coincides. You get all dressed up.” And because Miss Anystate has to do a lot of public speaking, the gig prepared her in another way. “I have the experience of being in front of people all the time, speaking, performing,” she explains. “It’s been very easy for me. So I thank the pageant for that. Because I know a lot of opera singers who are like ‘I can sing, but don’t ever ask me to speak onstage.’” Her husband is SiriusXM Senior VP Ross Zapin, a frequent guest on his pal Howard Stern’s radio show. None of this would matter much if Zapin couldn’t sing — but she can,

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Opera singer Melissa Zapin helps out the Savannah Children’s Choir

as the Savannah Choir’s guest artistic director, tenor Keith Miller, clearly noted. “Keith and I have the same voice teacher,” Zapin recalls. “We met at a function, and he said ‘I want to hear you sing.’ So I auditioned for him for a job in Crested Butte, Colorado, to sing in an opera. And he’s like, ‘You know what? I think you might be good for this mentoring program with kids in Savannah, Georgia.’” Along with her mentoring duties, Zapin will perform at Nov. 16’s “A Night in Vienna,” the annual fundraising concert for the young vocal ensemble’s spring trip overseas (next June, they’ll be going to Vienna and Prague to perform). Zapin’s stage-mates will include Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques-Eddy, tenor Tommy Wazelle, Fanai (a former singer and musician with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and Miller, a bass/ baritone from the Met. Like so many opera singers, Zapin is comfortable moving between the big arias and lighter material from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. Her heart, however, is in opera. She still takes voice lessons and trains relentlessly. “I never hear ‘Oh, she’s a former beauty queen, how could she possibly sing?’” Zapin laughs. “Sometimes, what I get is ‘Oh, she’s skinny! She must not be able to sing.’ “But I’ve always been mindful of my body. I’m careful about what I eat. I work on the voice and the body. Be healthy, that’s my thing.” CS

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Marc Brown and everyone’s favorite aardvark return to the Savannah Children’s Book Festival

by jim morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

It’s not overstating things to say that Marc Brown is one of the most influential, least-known people in America. The children’s book character he created three decades ago — a lovable but occasionally fussy bespectacled aardvark named Arthur — became the central figure in a franchise which would culminate in the longest-running animated kid’s TV series in history. Only “franchise” is something Brown would reject. He initially refused to license his character to TV at all, citing the medium’s mostly negative influence on children. But, as you’ll see in this interview, he changed his tune. It wasn’t just for money that he did so — the Arthur series, which began airing in 1996, has always been on the perpetually budget-challenged PBS. We spoke with the three-time Emmy Award winner ahead of his repeat gig at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival. This might sound ridiculous. But the world you’ve created is like something out of Lord of the Rings. So many characters with interlocking storylines. And Arthur isn’t always the most important one.

that went with that. To turn that over would be quite difficult. But I saw that it was more fun to play with a group of people who understand these characters and respected them, and more importantly, respected children. It has been an amazing experience for me to work with other very clever, very smart writers who can see facets of other personalities in ways I might not even see them. My good friend Fred Rogers was so smart in using TV to be helpful to kids. That was always my agenda with Arthur as well. And: Are you ready for this? Arthur is now the longest running animated TV show in history. I can’t even begin to process that. And PBS just ordered two more seasons – we’re in season 16 now, and there will be a season 17 and 18. I thought it would go maybe two years and I’d be lucky (laughs). Not to compare Arthur with SpongeBob, but that series experienced an obvious and dramatic decline in quality after its creator, Stephen Hillenburg, parted ways with Nickelodeon. Have you ever wanted to walk away? How have you managed to avoid a similar scenario with PBS?

Marc Brown: I’m a control freak (laughs). It’s both difficult and Marc Brown, 66, was a big hit in his first appearance at good. When I made the decision the last Savannah Children’s Book Festival to go to TV I had a lot of requirements and a lot of approvals PBS had to agree to. It took a year to It must be difficult turning over your Marc Brown: I felt very strongly negotiate. I couldn’t be luckier for creation to someone else, in a collabwhen we took the characters from them to be producing it. I’m with orative sense. books to TV that, though the show people who really care about kids. is called Arthur, it was a story about Marc Brown: The turning point for PBS is quite a different world than relationships. That makes it so much me was having to share characters Nickelodeon. You know, Nickelmore realistic and richer an experiwith other writers on the TV series. odeon started out with a good plan. ence for kids to see that each story Once I accepted the fact that I had to It sounded like it would be great for can be about Arthur’s friends and share, I could deal with it. It wasn’t kids. But they turned into a toy-sellfamily, and how he is a part of that easy at first. At that point I had sold ing machine. That’s not what we need world. It’s a true ensemble cast about six million books and visited a any more of for kids. Children already (laughs). Also, so many characters lot of schools. Arthur had a loyal folhave to deal with so much media allows you to tell a better story. lowing and I felt I had a responsibility and being constantly bombarded by

advertisements for things to bug their parents to buy for them. We need more oversight on how kids are being manipulated through TV commercials. I turned down plenty of other offers for TV, because I would have had to say goodbye to my characters essentially. I have a working relationship with the people I work for: Kids. They’re my boss. What is the focus on the print Arthur as opposed to the TV Arthur? Marc Brown: At point I feel there are so many books out there. I’ve also seen that some issues are dealt with better as TV series. That’s one thing I’ve learned. I’m always open to new ideas for books when appropriate. One I’m noodling with right now is the subject of bullying. It’s something I see being talked about as a real problem at a lot of schools, and it’s not going away. The addition of so much technology is making it even worse. You’ve been to the Festival before. Marc Brown: I love it! I feel so lucky to be invited back. I had a great day. When I found out I couldn’t use my Powerpoint — I have a presentation about how the books evolve and where the characters come from — I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. I had no idea I was just going to get onstage and talk and draw. But it turned out to be one of the best times I’ve ever had in public. I was like, OK here it is. I made it up as I went along. I haven’t had a chance to do that since! cs Savannah Children’s Book Festival When: Sat. Nov. 16, 10 am-4pm Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Cost: Free to attend. Books for purchase. Info: liveoakpl.org/scbf/  


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Brian Lies entertains with his books while helping to save endangered bats by jim morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

Bats at the Beach. Bats at the Library. Bats at the Ballgame. Bats all up in here.

It’s not enough to draw cute animal pictures, of course. How does an adult author really make that connection with children to keep them coming back for that second book, and the third book, and so on?

Brian Lies doesn’t just write children’s books about bats, but the ones featuring the ever-fascinating flying mammals are his most popular. The New Jersey native, now living in Massachusetts, began illustrating children’s books in 1989 and hasn’t looked back. Lies — rhymes with “please” — appears at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival. We spoke to him last week. Bats have this mystical reputation, but in real life they’re quite cute. What’s the deal with you and bats? Brian Lies: The whole bat thing started by accident. It was sparked by my daughter, who at the time was in second grade. One cold morning we were trying to get her ready for the school bus, and she pointed at four bumps of frost at a window, and said, “Look Dad, it’s a bat with sea foam.” It was like a wing, two ears, and another wing. I thought, wow, that sounds really good. Sounds like a weird opportunity for humor, so I was off. The funny thing is bats aren’t even my favorite animal. Armadillos are! You’re working to help save bats from a very serious environmental issue. Brian Lies: The whole bat thing has turned into something very interesting. Bats are an extremely useful part of the ecosystem. They’re also imperiled by a thing called White Nose Syndrome. It’s a terrible thing. Scientists are talking about the possible extinction of all bats east of the Mississippi River within 20 years if something doesn’t change. They won’t be there to eat bugs, to eat the moths that attack crops. They won’t be there to eat mosquitoes. I’m donating part of the proceeds of all my bat books to Bat Conservation International. The first thing was to figure out what was causing it. They’ve discovered it’s a

Brian Lies — he’s upside down like a bat! Get it?

fungus, and apparently the reason it kills bats is it grows on them during hibernation. They get irritated by the fungus and wake up a little bit. So if they’re waking up in the middle of hibernation, they burn up the stores of fat intended to get them through. They end up flying out into the sky in January looking for bugs to eat. Of course that time of year there’s nothing to eat. So they end up dying of starvation. It’s horrible. There is some good news. The fungus strain comes from Europe, and they’ve discovered a mold which may inhibit the growth of the fungus. So the idea is you could spray the bats’ hibernacula with an agent to get rid of the fungus.

Brian Lies: It’s important to respect the intelligence of kids. A lot of authors for children fail in that they talk down to them. It’s very important to understand that children are creatures of very complex inner lives. They don’t have the same vocabulary as adults, but they can understand complex issues very well. I try to avoid a heavy lesson. In my family we call lesson-y books “broccoli books.” Like when you can tell someone’s steaming broccoli because you smell it all over the house. Any time a writer starts with a lesson first, you’ve already shot yourself in the foot. It’s got to be story first. I’ve always tried to keep an ear to the things that interested me as a 6-8 year old. First, I make the story ultimately for the 6-8 year old that still lodges somewhere within me. If it pleases me on that level then I know I’m in the right direction. I also try to put stuff in for grownups. I hide little picture jokes. A family reading together is incredibly important to instill the love of reading in children. Often as soon as kids can read independently, their parents drop it like a hot rock. It’s sad, because I remember sitting with my mother and older sister, one on either side of my mother, leaning into her shoulder as she read to us. As a grownup I still have that feeling of reading as being a safe place. When parents read with their children, the children equate reading with parental love. My advice is to read to your children as long as you possibly can until they say, “Leave me alone.” cs Savannah Children’s Book Festival When: Sat. Nov. 16, 10 am-4pm Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Cost: Free to attend. Books available for purchase.

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The inaugural Savannah Food & Wine Festival is finally happening By Chrystal Arboleda Lopez

Working in the restaurant industry for six years has taught me a few things. And I must admit, I know more about food and wine than I had ever planned to (or even cared to) know. This has led to my taste being tainted by knowledge. But there are still people who work in food and spirit distribution who aren’t too critical of what’s in their glass or on their plate. Take Jan Gourley, Savannah Food & Wine Festival’s director, for example. After I share my taste in food and wine pairings (which are above my pay grade) she humbly responds with, “OK, I’m going to out myself!

I’m not a complicated, or expensive wine drinker. It would be Kendall Jackson Chardonnay, any vintage, and ahi tuna sushi!” You don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate wine and food. Eating is something every human being has in common, after all. But, luckily, we live in a city that is beginning to host more and more culinary expertise. Savannah’s palette is becoming more refined and adventurous each day. With an environment becoming more cultivated toward culinary arts, it’s no wonder that the Savannah Food & Wine Festival has grown into a nationally notable event. “You know that old Field of Dreams saying, ‘Build it and they will come?’ It is so very true! I think many other southern cities have done a better job of paying attention to their innovative, culinary scenes and have reaped

major economic benefits from doing so,” says Gourley. “The Festival is the vehicle for Savannah to ramp up its culinary scene with heightened awareness on our local chefs and restaurants. It’s just such a natural, cyclical spiral,” Gourley adds. “The festival helps create more awareness for our excellent local chefs and cuisine. The buzz starts to swirl on the city, the restaurants, local economy, and of course our festival. Everybody wins and everybody steps up their game to learn, create and compete on a national and international culinary level.”  The first Savannah Food & Wine Festival is off to an impeccable start. Guests include Chefs Hugh Acheson, Chris Hastings, Steven Satterfield, Elizabeth Terry and 700 Drayton Restaurant’s own Geir Kilen.

Many of these events are sold out, but before you let that information kill your buzz, know that the Taste of Savannah will be open to the public in Ellis Square on Saturday. “I’m excited to finally see it all come together just as we had planned — but that plan was for year three! Our year one vision was to expand on the Tourism Leadership Council’s already existing Taste of Savannah, with a food and wine festival that would possibly be a long weekend event. Needless to say those plans quickly changed,” says Gourley. “I think it’s a testament to the strength of the Savannah food and wine community.” There is no doubt at this stage that things have been brought to the next level. Our city may be new to a food and wine festival, but Gourley points out that this event is something that Savannah has prepped for. “I think the culinary schools, Savannah Technical College and Culinard at Virginia College have also really helped accelerate the process of better training for the back of the house — really providing standards for culinary excellence,” Gourley says. Savannah has a reputation for keeping it local, and the festivities reflect those rumors. “Sourcing local product for fresh ingredients is extremely important to our local restaurants and chefs and avails more menu creativity. With the abundance of farmer’s markets, farms and the brand new Sysco Fresh division, [more are] sourcing products from local producers and some of the country’s most outstanding purveyors,” Gourley says. The creative standard for Savannah is set high, with artisanship being featured in public places, in galleries, and on your plate. And no matter the extent of your culinary knowledge, food is for everyone. So eat and drink to the health of Savannah’s growing restaurant scene. Even my years of being in the restaurant industry will never take away the simple pleasures of good food and good wine. cs

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Most people don’t know about this wonderful Indian market tucked away on the southside. You’ve got to really look for it, hidden behind Sushi Time Towa on Montgomery Cross Road, right across from our only remaining K-Mart. But it’s worth the hide ‘n’ seek to take a peek. There’s a bit of everything you’d ever want to make your own Indian cuisine, or pick up a ready-made entrée, bread or dessert. For vegetarians it’s a haven of lentils, grains, rice varieties and all sorts of hard-to-find flours (anyone looking for teff?). I got news of them ten years ago from a sister with a passion for Indian food, and I’ve been shopping there regularly ever since. When you walk in the fragrant scent of exotic spices and the lilting Bollywood music is the first thing you notice—it always makes me feel excited and peaceful at the same time: excited because there is such a wonderland of items to make a meal with, peaceful because the I find the gentle sound of Indian folk music so soothing. The owners who bought the place three years ago, Girish and Daksha Patel, from Gujarat in western India, are usually busy re-stocking or ringing up customers, but somehow they always make time to smile, say ‘hello’ and show me what’s new. They know I’m a bread fanatic, so Girish will be sure I see the stacks of chapatti, papadam and naan in the cooler. You don’t have to visit an Indian restaurant to savor the delights of Indian breads -- they’re all here, ready–to-eat, or in mixes, or everything you need to mix up your own.

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Teff , by the way, is also used in Ethiopia to make their fantastic, spongy flat bread called ‘injera’, and that’s just one of the special flours here. Most people don’t realize that India is famous for her sweets, and there is a dizzying assortment to choose from at Shivam. Gulab Jamin is a favorite around my house: fried doughnuts soaked in rose-water syrup, or Rasmali, a delicately sweetened farmer’s cheese flavored with pistachio. Have some fun trying the many varieties here, either pre-packaged, or freshly made and stashed in the cooler. Since India was conquered and held by the British for over a century, there are also plenty of English cookies and sweets available for an equally sweet price. If natural and healthy is what you want, try the delicious Tunisian dates or the fresh mango lassi, a traditional yogurt drink. Every Wednesday fresh produce arrives from Homestead, Fla., farms and Girish can be seen piling high some beautiful purple eggplants, towers of red, ripe tomatoes, bitter melons, cucumbers, potatoes and crisp, fresh okra. If you’re not sure what something is, just ask. On both sides of the store are shelves of brightly colored Hindu art, jewelry, statues and other religious items, as well as fun household

tchotchkes like key-holders and mirrors, even beauty products like face creams, shampoos and henna. Take a look at the stacks of Bollywood movies for sale or the music CDs to find something unique and interesting to watch or listen to while you stir up your Indian specialties at home. There are many reasons I frequent Shivam. If I want a quick Indianstyle dinner I can run in for a box of delicious samosas, naan and a sweet Indian dessert, or, if I feel more adventurous there are loads of jarred sauces, spices, lentils and flours to make my own dishes; so many cakes, candies, munchies of all kind, cookies and a great assortment of cold drinks for packing a fun picnic or a quick snack. I’ve also found wonderful gift items for family and friends here, and it seems there is usually something new to try or a sale, during Indian holidays, so I can hunt up bargains and BOGOs. It’s colorful, it smells delightful and there are always sweet melodies to accompany you as you shop… overall, quite a fun place to spend an afternoon. cs Shivam Indian Grocery 54 W. Montgomery Cross Rd #3 Phone: (912) 925-6677

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and the ways in which they connect with world around them.   During her conversations she asks the strangers to write an anonymous letter to someone they may never meet. They write, forgetting By Briana Gervat that they will also receive a letter from someone else when As the city preGutekanst departs. pared to be rocked They do not know and rolled the next who will read their words, but they morning, a new art are content in the exhibition by Grace mystery. Contained Gutekanst testified within the letters are that there is no need their stories of hopes and fears, dreams to run a marathon and regrets, and because we are all in many are found participants in the words of comfort or human race. encouragement for their fellow human. After her interAround the corner from the actions with these finish line, at the Sicky Nar Nar strangers, who, for Gallery, Gutekanst presented her, are no longer a collection of paintings and strangers, Gutekanst letters from her series, Strangreturns to the studio ers That We Know, which is an where she paints intimate look into the lives of their portraits on the people of Savannah. paper and plywood, Their stories are told on The work of Grace Gutekanst seeks the magic of strangers. focusing on their paper and plywood through eyes and the lines that portraits and handwritten tell of laughter, days thing called life. letters. The exhibition is a story of spent in the sun or the unavoidable Her enthusiasm reflects Roald strangers and an exploration of what tales of time. Dahl’s sentiment, “Those who don’t it means to be human. Colors are used on the paper paintbelieve in magic will never find it,” On a weekend such as this many ings and scattered words from their and Gutekanst finds magic in each of the people that come to Savannah conversation are written along the person that she encounters. are strangers. They roam the streets lines of their clothes. Gutekanst works with the awarebefore or after the race captivated by The portraits on the thin veneers ness that the technology that is meant the magic of live oaks and the charm are painted with rustic reds and to bring us closer, is also creating of the South. browns with the grains of wood adddistance between us. Sometimes, our But what of the people who live ing more texture to their lives. ability to connect with wi-fi results here? Those that are here for school, At the gallery the portraits are in our inability to connect with one work or a vacation that lasts longer hung side-by-side or suspended with another and while we hold the world than expected. string next to one another. Each porin the palm of our hand, we keep Even those that were born in trait reveals another person’s story in those around us an arms length apart. Savannah find that sometimes they Savannah. But Gutekanst is not interested in are strangers here themselves. They Although the portraits are without what separates us. She is concerned too seek the magic that Savannah is bodies, their eyes crowd the room. with what brings us together as said to hold and they too long to conDangling from strings are the letters human beings and she engages with nect with the people and places that written from stranger to stranger. strangers through photography and surrounds them. In silent conversation they speak conversation. Some are hesitant, but It is this belief in magic that drives through letters passed from one most welcome her company for they Gutekanst to approach strangers stranger to the next; they are mesall recognize that her interest lies in throughout Savannah in order to dissages without bottles floating among a their lives, what makes them human cover their stories and share in this

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The portraits on the thin veneers are painted with rustic reds and browns.

sea of strangers. These paintings share a commonality with Richard Rinaldi’s Touching Strangers, a body of photographs in which Rinaldi asks strangers to pose with one another, resulting in intimate portraits of people who have no connection outside of the photograph but reveal a human connection nonetheless. Whether we are strangers or not, both of these artists show the connection that we share with one another through our interactions and through art.

At the end of the night, Gutekanst spoke of the now familiar faces of Savannah; the ones that greet her as she passes them on the streets, the ones named Angel who consider her an angel too, and the ones that shared their lives with an artist. For this is what art does. Art connects. Words bond. And Strangers That We Know reminds us that we are not alone. cs ‘Strangers That We Know’ is at Sicky Nar Nar, 125 W. Duffy St.

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Material Witness — Su-

sanne Carmack’s retrospective collection of paintings, prints, collage, and constructions. Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor.

I Saw Myself Seeing Myself: Art Exhibition and Live Performance — Mixed media

artist Ashley Hamilton, from Chattanooga, TN; painter Erin McCullough of Savannah; and local rapper Kid Syc. 7pm Gallery talk by Hamilton. 8pm Live painting performance by McCullough. The audience invited to create a collaborative painting. Fri., Nov. 15, 6-10 p.m Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. Doris Grieder: Meet the Artist Reception at Kobo Gallery — Fiber and bead artist

will discuss her recent work during this meet the artist event. Also on display will be the works of 14 gallery members. Tue., Nov. 19, 3-5 p.m Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street

Recon(figure) —

Recon(figure) is a photographically-based, media installation that explores the body’s relationship with personal technology. Reception Nov. 15-19, 7 p.m Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.

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Paintings by Margo Buccini. Free and open to the public. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

Ashley Hamilton is among the artists featured in the live painting/collaborative art/music extravaganze this Friday evening at Indigo Sky on Waters Avenue

fibers, printmaking and photography. Open to the public. Reception Fri. Nov. 15, 6-7:30pm. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St.

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

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

Our Momentum Never Stops: Armstrong’s Fall 2013 Senior Graduation Art Exhibition — Six graduat-

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Coastal Landscapes: Newsman Mike Manhatton Back Behind the Camera —

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.

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

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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.

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Exhibition by Diana Al-Hadid — Large-scale gypsum

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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.

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stract sculptural installations and compositions and selected works on paper. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

New York Accents — An exhibition of visual art, decorative and fine art objects from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection dating from the early 19th century to the present, exploring the rich influence of New York on Savannah. Museum admission. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Allure of the Near East: Treasures From the Huntington Museum of Art’s Touma Collection — Exhibi-

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

Panhandle Slim Folk Art Show — A folk art show by

local painter Panhandle Slim, who makes bright, colorful & affordable paintings on wood featuring portraits--from pop culture icons to political figures. Artist’s reception 6-8 November 22nd. Meet the artist. Live music by the Velvet Caravan. Blick Art Materials, 318 East Broughton St.

Pierre Gonnord: Portraying the South — A new series

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

Recent Works by Dylan O’Leary — O’Leary, a

native of Johannesburg South Africa and a Savannah College of Art and Design fashion student, combines his fashion illustrations with work inspired by Nelson Mandela. Reception Friday, November 15, 6-8 pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Reconstruction — A sitespecific, commissioned painting installation by Adam Cvijanovic. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Reverie: Claire Rosen photography — Recent

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Recently rewatching 2011’s Thor for the first time since its original release, I was pleasantly surprised by how I enjoyed it more this viewing. While recommending it with reservations when it first hit theaters, those initial flaws (most related to the script) seemed less conspicuous on this go-around, with the positives (most related to the characterizations) managing to more forcefully hold onto center stage.

So given this tidbit, it’s entirely possible that Thor: The Dark World, which I’m similarly recommending with reservations, will earn an extra half-star when I revisit it in 2015, on the verge of the release of Thor: Revenge of the Fallen or Thor Into Darkness or whatever else they might end up calling the inevitable sequel to the sequel. In this outing, which (like Iron Man 3) takes place in the aftermath of the events that transpired in The Avengers, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is busy implementing peace (via bloody battles, of course) throughout the realms surrounding Asgard while halfbrother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has been sentenced by their father and king, Odin (Anthony Hopkins), to eternal imprisonment. Meanwhile, down on Earth, scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), upset that Thor never returned as promised, tries to move on by embarking on a date (a welcome appearance by Bridemaids’ Chris O’Dowd) but mostly throwing herself into her work. The latter leads to her discovery of a mysterious substance, the Aether, that’s being sought out by an old Asgardian foe named Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), a Dark Elf whose race was largely wiped out by Thor’s grandfather centuries earlier. Malekith will stop at nothing to get his hands on the Aether, and his determination inevitably leads to the expected destruction as well as an

unexpected death or two. Thor: The Dark World contains almost as much humor as it does CGI, and that’s for the most part a welcome development. While the antics of Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgard as Jane’s colleagues occasionally grow tiresome, Hiddleston continuously hits home runs with the material that’s handed to him, from calling Thor a “witless oaf ” to using his camouflaging abilities to appear as another Marvel superhero (a great gag). Hemsworth’s easy-going charm allows the God of Thunder to also mine much of the mirth, as what he does with his hammer Mjolnir when entering a house. And as the cherry on top, the requisite Stan Lee cameo also yields worthy dividends. As with the first film, the characters and their interactions again provide all the high points (the exception is Hopkins, a colossal bore as Odin), with the cluttered storyline and routine action sequences jockeying for place position. The final battle, set in London, does manage to be exciting, but when an earlier sequence finds Asgard being attacked by spaceships, it’s clear that the CGI overkill is under way. Incidentally, be sure to stay through the entirety of the closing credits. That may seem like a no-brainer for a superhero flick, but be aware that Thor: The Dark World includes not one but two end-of-film teases, and since this fake out caused practically everyone to clear out after the first appeared shortly into the credits, less than a dozen folks remained for the final sequence. Now whether that second bit is worth the wait is debatable,

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Fassbender and Cumberbatch deserve mention for presenting wide contrasts in the banality of evil. Brad Pitt also turns up, although his character of Samuel Bass, a beatific Canadian laborer who believes in equality for all, would come across as a deus ex machina were he not based on fact. But Northup’s memoir verifies that Bass was present, descending upon the scene like a shaggy angel. After two hours of witnessing Hell on Earth, viewers will take whatever Heavenly creature comes their way.

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The bad news concerning Last Vegas is that it contains a guest appearance by a Viagra pill. It seems that often when a comedy includes an elderly man about to engage in sex, there’s gotta be some sequence in which he proudly whoops it up over his 12-hour-long hard-on. Robert De Niro, Richard Dreyfuss and even the late Andy Griffith Andy Griffith! - are among the actors who chose to humiliate themselves in this manner, all for the sake of a cheap laugh that failed to materialize. The good news concerning Last Vegas is that the pill never leaves its pouch, as its owner, sex-seeking Sam (Kevin Kline), realizes that he can perform quite well without it, thankyouverymuch. Similar sentiments can be found throughout the movie, which looks at the exploits of four old guys without feeling the need to constantly make fun of the frailties that accompany their advanced ages. In short, don’t expect to see a geriatric version of The Hangover - the film is better than that. Of course, let’s not oversell this thing, which often plays out in the predictable manner of most studiostamped comedies. Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam were all close childhood pals, and while most have remained friendly to each other over the ensuing decades, a rift between Billy and Paddy has made it hard for the gang to reunite. But once Billy announces that he’s

set to be married to a much younger woman (Bre Blair), Archie and Sam decide to throw him a bachelor party in Las Vegas - and they trick Paddy into joining them in Sin City. The material may be moldy at the core, but it gets a boost from the inclusion of several good gags on the part of writer Dan Fogelman as well as four game leads - especially Kline who know how to sell them. Yet even with the all-male marquee, it’s Mary Steenburgen who earns the highest marks with her ingratiating turn as a lounge singer pursued by both Billy and Paddy. Steenburgen has made a career out of providing extra pizzazz in supporting roles, and with Last Vegas, she once again holds the winning hand.

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its edges. Of course, that’s as much to do with the storyline as with anything else, given that both works center around the drug trade and its nasty practitioners. McCarthy is clearly in love with his own prose, as evidenced by the sizable number of monologues uttered by various characters throughout the course of the picture. As with Mamet or Tarantino, it’s a specialized form of patter, and while there are several clunky passages in the mix, much of it is fresh and fun to follow. Unfortunately, McCarthy spends so much time on the dialogue that he critically neglects the plot - this is a movie where any number of characters aren’t identified and where key relationships are never explained. Consequently, this lack of focus often moves the film past appreciable ambiguity and into unacceptable incoherence.

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It’s a routine programmer that’s short on thrills but long on tedium. Sylvester 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 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) 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 (Arnold 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. 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, Stallone offers nothing new, playing a typically noble-with-acapital-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. Interestingly, Breslin’s opening-act 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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What Alfonso Cuaron’s film 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. Working with director of photography Emmanuel Lubezski and a crack FX team to create a you-are-there environment, Cuaron 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. 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. 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. 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. While the sparse screenplay cowritten by Cuaron and his son Jonas Cuaron will strike some as suitably thrifty and others as appallingly threadbare, there’s no denying it sports a few moldy conventions. Did Clooney’s Kowalski really have to be an astronaut who’s on his last assignment before he’s set to retire? Does one poignant sequence have to so completely ape one from Brian De Palma’s painful Mission to Mars? And, most crucially, did the Cuarons really have to include a gotcha moment in their film? There’s a late sequence that’s so thuddingly obvious and stupid, it either should have been excised or presented in a different manner. As it stands, it will provide a brief moment of joy for the slow thinkers in the audience while inducing groans from almost everyone else. Overall, however, this eye-popper of a movie demands to be viewed in the spectacular now. CS


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Activism & Politics 13th Colony Patriots

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

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

Alderman Mary Ellen Sprague hosts a weekly gathering for District 4 constituents every Wednesday morning. Residents and business owners of District 4 are invited to drop-in to ask questions and discuss local issues. Free and open to the public. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m. 912-659-0103. ogeecheecoffee.com/. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St. Public Comment Sought for 2014-2015 Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Schedule

The public is invited to comment on the proposed school year schedule for 2014-2015. The proposed school year calendars are posted for public review and comment prior to a final Committee recommendation being made to the Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah and the County of Chatham. Public feedback for the Calendar Committee to consider should be provided via a brief survey located on the homepage of the school district’s website at www.sccpss.com. Comments will be accepted until midnight on Sunday, November 24, 2013. Through Nov. 24. sccpss.com. Through Nov. 24 Savannah Area Young Republicans

Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr.org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free . 912-3083020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. Savannah Tea Party

Free to attend. Note new location, date

and time. Food and beverages available for purchase. Buffet is optional. Call for additional information. Reservations not necessary. Annual Dues $10.00. Free , 5:30 p.m. 912-598-7358. savannahteaparty.com. , 5:30 p.m Ole Times Country Buffet, 209 Stephenson Ave. School Attendance Zone Public Input Meeting

Give input on proposed attendance zone changes for families currently attending Godley Station School, Port Wentworth Elementary School, and Mercer Middle School. Some changes would take affect in the 2014 school year, and others in the 2015 school year. Hosted by Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Free and open to the public. Mon., Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m. 912-395-5538. sccpss.com. Mon., Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m Godley Station School, 2135 Benton Blvd. Give input on proposed attendance zone changes for families currently attending Godley Station School, Port Wentworth Elementary School, and Mercer Middle School. Some changes would take affect in the 2014 school year, and others in the 2015 school year. Hosted by SavannahChatham County Public School System. Free and open to the public. Tue., Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m. sccpps.com. Tue., Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m Port Wentworth Elementary School, 507 South Coastal Hwy. Young Democrats

Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free . 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Benefits 12th Annual Waiting on a Cure Luncheon: I Spy a Cure

Table hosts will be dressed in costumes to match the theme and will serve their guests in exchange for generous tips for the Anderson Cancer Institute. Live and silent auctions. Call or email for table information. Sat., Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 912-350-8934. CordeAn1@memorialhealth.com. savtcc.com. Sat., Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Chatham County Animal Control Seeks Donations of Items

Chatham County Animal Control is in need of items for pets in the facility. Seeking donations of canned and dry dog and cat food, baby formula, newspaper, paper towels, soaps, crates, leashes, collars, wash cloths, and towels. Open daily from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. . 912-351-6750. animalcontrol. chathamcounty.org. Chatham County

Animal Shelter, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. Dancing with the Savannah Stars

Eight Savannah-Chatham County celebrities train with professional ballroom dancers to perform at this night of dancing, and raise funds to support programming for local children that become entangled in the foster care and court system. Presented by Savannah CASA. $35. VIP admission $100. Thu., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. lucastheatre.com. lucastheatre.com. Thu., Nov. 14, 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Forsyth Farmers Market Seeks Sponsors

Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. . kristen@forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket. com. forsythfarmersmarket.com/. Forsyth Famers’ Market, 501 Whitaker St., South End of Forysth Park. $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. Matthew Freeman Project 5k and 10k Memorial Race

Fourth annual run and fun run raises funds for school supplies for children in wartorn countries. Held at Waterways Township in Richmond Hill. $20-$35 Sat., Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. freemanproject.org/. Sat., Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m One Love Animal Rescue Benefit

Special needs animal rescue organization has taken in three more dogs with unique needs. Fundraiser online to benefit medical treatment for these animals. Through Jan. 1, 2014. youcaring.com/pet-expenses/one-love-sspecial-needs-animals/99094. Through Jan. 1, 2014 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.

Royce Learning Center’s Pool Tournament for Literacy.

A scotch doubles, round-robin format that includes prize drawings and an award to the winning team. Teams consist of 2 players. Benefiting the Adult Literacy Program at Royce Learning Center. $40 per team. Sun., Nov. 17, 1-6 p.m. 912-354-4047. pooltournament2013.eventbrite.com. Sun., Nov. 17, 1-6 p.m Southside Billiard’s Club, 13051 Abercorn Street.

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Volunteers Needed

Volunteers over age 21 are needed for numerous food and wine festival events. To volunteer, contact Jan Gourley, jan@savannahfoodandwinefest. com or 843-812-5802. Through Nov. 17. Through Nov. 17 SMA Angels Charity Ball

Dinner and dancing with live entertainment by the Swingin’ Medallions band, dinner music by Roger Widener and a silent and live auction. Benefiting families of children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). $80 Sat., Nov. 16, 6 p.m. 912-727-4SMA. smacharity@aol.com. smaangels.org. Sat., Nov. 16, 6 p.m Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 Gen. McIntosh Blvd.

Union Mission seeks Holiday Food, Clothing and Toy Donations

Union Mission’s Holiday Hope & Happiness Campaign consists of three programs providing food, clothing and toys to people in need during the holidays. Hand Up For Hope seeks general donations for children, teens, adults and veterans. All The Trimmings seeks donations of canned goods and dry goods this holiday season, to provide Union Mission’s permanent supportive housing residents with a nutritious and festive holiday meal. fulfill the wishes of a child or a family as part of Union Mission’s Angel Tree program. The Union Mission Angel Tree program offers an ideal opportunity for individuals, businesses, civic organizations, retailers and faith communities to help local children in need this holiday season. The Angel Tree program seeks donors to fulfill the wish of a child or a family basedon a wish list detailing

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specific items and sizes. Participants are also encouraged to make donations of new and unwrapped gifts including toys, clothing, games, school supplies and gift cards. Please call for more information. Donations are requested by December 12. Through Dec. 12. 912236-7423. unionmission.org. Through Dec. 12 Call for Entries 3-D Artist Sought for Gallery

Seeking a 3-D artist to join this cooperative gallery. Artist must be a fulltime resident of Savannah or nearby area. Work to be considered includes sculpture, glass, ceramics and wood. If interested please submit 5-10 images of your work, plus resume/CV and biography to info@kobogallery.com. . info@kobogallery.com. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. Auditions for Armstrong’s Masquers Spring Productions

Auditions are open to the public, in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. Contact Armstrong for additional information on plays, roles,audition requirements. Nov. 18-19, 6 p.m. 912344-2556. finearts.armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/index.html. Nov. 18-19, 6 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Calling Creative Arts Ministries

The Sanctuary of Savannah and Live United Alliance welcomes anyone involved in a church-based arts ministry for a night of intercession, standing in the gap, and warfare through the creative arts. All ages. Photographers, Videographers, Visual Artists, Dancers, Actors, Writers, Singers, Musicians... Fri., Nov. 15, 8-10 p.m. 912-297-0707. Fri., Nov. 15, 8-10 p.m Sanctuary, 8912 Whitefield Ave. 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

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com 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). Energy Assistance Offered by EOA

The Economic Opportunity Authority of Savannah’s Energy Assistance Program for low-income residents, 65 years of age and older as well as homebound residents is accepting applications at 618 West Anderson Street, on a walk-in basis, from 9:00am to 12:30pm and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of November 11 (Veteran’s Day), November 28 & 29 (Thanksgiving Holiday), on a first come first serve basis. The following documentations are requested for the Energy Assistance Program to complete applications: written proof of the total household for the last 30 days, social security numbers for all household members, most recent heating bill, proof of age (required for the elderly, 65 years and older), and an authorization statement if someone is applying for you. The name of the person authorized to apply for you must be included in the note, along with your signature. Through Dec. 24. Through Dec. 24 Gallery Seeks Local Artists

Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street, in downtown Savannah seeks 2-D and 3-D artists to join its cooperative gallery. Must be a full-time resident of Savannah or nearby area. Work to be considered includes painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, glass, ceramics and wood. If interested please submit 5-10 images of your work, plus resume/CV and biography to info@ kobogallery.com. . Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. 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. Seeking Nonprofit Grant Applications for Alan S. Gaynor Fund

The Savannah Community Foundation Accepting The Savannah Community Foundation, Inc is accepting nonprofit organization grant requests for funding from the Alan S. Gaynor Fund, held and managed by the Community Founda-

tion. Applicants must be governmental or public charities and use the grant funds on a public project to benefit the people of Chatham County. For more information about the Gaynor Fund or to receive a grant application, contact by telephone or email. . 912-921-7700. grants@savfoundation.org. Wilmington Island Farmers Market Seeks Vendors

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market, scheduled to open in Fall 2013, seeks applications from potential vendors. Vendor application, market rules and regulations are available on the website. . wifarmersmarket.org. Classes, Camps & Workshops Acting Class: Emotional Breakdown

A two-session class for adults (age 17+). November 7 & 14, 7-9pm. Must attend both classes and have had prior training. $150 Through Nov. 14. FirstCityFilms.com. Through Nov. 14 First City Films, Post Office 8185. Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching

Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912667-1056. Artist Sacred Circle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contemporary Soup dance Sundays at 3:30pm - 4:15pm. A softer genre of jazz and hip hop, this distinct dance style is an outgrowth of modern dance blended with elements of rhythm and blues. Dancers are encouraged to place emphases on the connection of the mind and body through movement. Contemporary Soul will help the recognize traditional boundaries through balance, floor work and improvisation. This class is open to ages 10+. $15 for drop-on or 4 for $50 Sundays, 3:30 p.m. 404-7099312. 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

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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.

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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. . 401-255-6921. 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, 9am11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. . 912-2324232 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. 404-709-9312. 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 continues on p. 44

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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.


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.

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Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering instruction by professional musicians. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums and guitar. All ages welcome. . 912358-0054. georgiamusicwarehouse. com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St.

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Music Instruction

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. PHOTOSHOP BASICS

This class will show you how to use the different tools, layers and filters of your photo editing software to improve your images. You’ll need a basic understanding of computers, digital imaging and photo editing. For homework assignments, you’ll need to be able to write files to a USB drive. $90 per person Thu., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. and Mon., Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m. 912.644.5967. jfogarty@ georgiasouthern.edu. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Thu., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. and Mon., Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m Coastal

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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. Savvy Small Business Seminar: Managing Your Accounts Payable

Another in the small business series. Presenter is Neville Stein, CPA and partner at Hancock Askew. Sponsored by Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, Accountants & Advisors and The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center. Please RSVP. Thu., Nov. 14, 12-1 p.m. 912-527-1337. bfierstein@hancockaskew.com. Thu., Nov. 14, 12-1 p.m Hancock Askew, 100 Riverview Drive. 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.,.

sage, positioning, and pressure points. Bring and exercise ball. Quarterly, Saturdays 1pm-3pm at Savannah Yoga Center. Call or email to register. $100 per couple. . 912-704-7650. douladeliveries.com. Clubs & Organizations Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

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

Spanish Classes

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

Teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for improving vocal range and breathing capacity. A good foundation technique for different styles--opera, pop, rock, cabaret. Fridays 5:308:30pm. Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 W. State St., 3rd floor. . 786-2479923. anitraoperadiva.com. Learn Spanish for life and grow your business. Courses for professionals offered by Conquistador Spanish Language Institute, LLC. Classes offered in a series. Beginner Spanish for Professionals--Intro price $155 + textbook ($12.95). Instructor: Bertha E. Hernandez, M.Ed. and native speaker. Meets in the Keller Williams Realty meeting room, 329 Commercial Drive. . conquistador-spanish.com. Spanish storytime

Come shake a maraca, toca un tambor, baile to la música, and hear a new cuento ¡en español! Stick around after storytime to read to your child in Spanish, meet other parents who share your interests, and give the children time to play with each other. This fun and engaging Spanish storytime is a great way to expose your child to Spanish literacy and world cultures. FREE second Thursday of every month, 10:30 a.m.. 864-399-4828. bilingualfamilia@gmail. com. bilingualfamilia.com. second Thursday of every month, 10:30 a.m. Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Avenue. Stress Reduction: Arising Stillness in Zen

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

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

A two hour class for prospective moms and their delivery partners. Learn labor and delivery stages and a “toolbox” of hands-on comfort measures from a labor doula, including breathing, mas-

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Avegost LARP

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

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

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

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

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. . 912-3086768. Chatham Sailing Club

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


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.

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.

Knittin’ Night

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

Low Country Turners

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

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. 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

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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. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA

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

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

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

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that

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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.

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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.

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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

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

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

Safe Kids Savannah

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.

R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future

RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors . 912-344-5127. New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St. Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet the 1st Sunday at 4pm at 5429 LaRoche Ave., and the 3rd Tuesday at 7:30pm at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn St., Call or email for info. . 912-308-2094. kasak@ comcast.net. roguephoenix.org. A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. . 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. . 912-4470943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month. Prose writing, fiction and non fiction. Discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, exercises and examples. Location: Charles Brown Antiques/Fine Silver, 14 W. Jones St. All are welcome. No charge. Contact Alice Vantrease via email or phone. . 912308-3208. alicevantrease@live.com. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

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

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

Beginner classes Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. $60. Some equipment provided. After completing the class, you may join the Savannah Fencing Club for $5/month. Experi-

Savannah Newcomers Club

Savannah No Kidding!

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

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

Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join Savannah Sacred Harp Singers. All are welcome to participate or listen too one of America’s most revered musical traditions. Call or email. . 912-6550994. savannahsacredharp.com. Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Savannah SCA

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

We play games that help us tell improvised stories. Get together over food - roleplayers, storytellers, or the merely curious - and help us create an amazing story in just three hours. We’ll use games with special rules that

craft characters, settings, and conflicts. Weekends, in different locales - check savannahstorygames.com for more information. free Fridays-Sundays. info@savannahstorygames.com. savannahstorygames.com. Fridays-Sundays Downtown Savannah, downtown.

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.

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

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.

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Savannah Toastmasters

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

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

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

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

Dance Adult Ballet Class

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. . 912-921-2190. Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per person. Wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for info. . 912-9257416. savh_tango@yahoo.com. Ballroom/Latin Group Class

Every Tuesday and Wednesday we will be having group classes at 8pm! Tuesdays classes will focus on FUNdamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday’s classes will be more specific and advanced elements. Each class will have specific themes, so stay tuned for details. $15/person and $25/couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 912335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Wednesdays, 8 p.m Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tertulia en español at Foxy Loxy

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

Belly Dance Classes with Nicole Edge

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Bellydance lessons with Happenstance Bellydance

Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. . 912-429-0940. rws521@ msn.com. vvasav.com. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

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@


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. FUNdamentals Dance Lesson

Every Tuesday and Wednesday we will be having group classes at 8pm! Tuesdays classes will focus on FUNdamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday’s classes will be more specific and advanced elements. Each class will have specific themes, so stay tuned for details. $15/person $25/ couple Tuesdays, 8 p.m. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Tuesdays, 8 p.m Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Home Cookin’ Cloggers

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. . 912-748-0731. Irish Dance Classes

Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Info via email or phone. . 912704-2052. prideofirelandga@gmail.com. Kids/Youth Dance Class

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

Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. . doublesnight-

club.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St.

Mahogany Shades of Beauty

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

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

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

Get your Rave on with the the one and only DJ Orson Wells! We got glow sticks! Saturdays, 9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 p.m Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

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

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

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

. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St.

Sizzling Salsa Dance Series: Dance Lessons at the Jepson

Professional dancer Austin Williams will teach the Salsa to students of all levels, beginner to expert. Lessons take place in the Telfair Academy rotunda. Part of the Spanish Sojourns exhibition. Salsa dance party on 12/5, 7pm, $20. Price per lesson: $10 non-members/$5 Telfair members. $5 students with ID. Tue., Nov. 19, 6 p.m. telfair.org. telfair. org. Tue., Nov. 19, 6 p.m Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard 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 Film: The Eternal Frame (1975)

By Ant Farm and T.R. Uthco.This restored video begins with an excerpt from the only filmed record of Kennedy’s assassination: Super-8 footage shot by Abraham Zapruder, a bystander on the parade route. Using those infamous few frames of film as their starting point, the film is simultaneously a live performance spectacle, taped reenactment of the assassination, mock documentary and,a simulation of the Zapruder film itself. Screening relates to the Andy Warhol exhibition about the Kennedy assassination at the Jepson Center. Free to college students with ID. Adults, $12. Free to Telfair members. Wed., Nov. 13, 6 p.m. 912-790-8800. telfair.org. telfair.org/jepson/. Wed., Nov. 13, 6 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Film: The Sorcerers (1967, UK)

A campy Boris Karloff sci-fi thriller, his last film before his death. Aging star Karloff is a hypnotist projecting his mind into young, sexually liberated kids’ bodies in “Swinging London.” $6 Wed., Nov. 13, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. sentientbean.com. Wed., Nov. 13, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. SCAD Film & Television Senior Showcase

Catch the work of future film and TV icons during this night of student films. Free and open to the public. Fri., Nov. 15, 7 p.m. scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/ venues/trustees/. Fri., Nov. 15, 7 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Fitness AHA in the AM

Mondays and Fridays, 7:30am-9:00am. Open to free form yoga/movement with guided meditation. A great way to start and end the work week. Email or see website for info. Fee: donations. . trickydame@gmail.com. trickydame. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Al-Anon Family Groups

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

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

MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 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 Do Stomach Issues Rule Your Life? Take Back Control!

Have you been diagnosed with IBS, Celiac Disease, Chrone’s Disease, Colitis, or do you have serious cramping, acid reflus, indigestion, or bloating (or any of those other things that we don’t want to talk about)? $10 Wed., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. 912-376-1506. info@ranickichiropractic.com. ranickichiropractic.com/. Wed., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m Ranicki Chiropractic Complex, 1147 W. Highway 80. Fitness Classes at the JEA

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

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

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

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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. Mighty Eighth Flying Fortress 5K

Proceeds from the race will benefit the restoration of the B-17 Flying Fortress “City of Savannah” and the CHARACTER COUNTS! education program. Registration will remain open until the day of the race. Participants can register for $30 through November 14. Registration increases to $35 on November 15 and 16. Nov. 16, 8 a.m. 912-988-1836. fleetfeetsavannah.com/ fortress. mightyeighth.org/. Nov. 16, 8 a.m Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave. 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. Qigong Classes

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

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

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

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com 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

Fall/Winter schedule. Mondays at 8:30AM Zumba/Toning Lake Mayer Community Center 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads $5.00/class Mondays/ Wednesdays at 6:00PM Zumba/ Toning Windsor Forest Elementary Gym 308 Briarcliff Circle $5.00/class Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:00AM Zumba/ Toning Curves @ Savannah Mall (912) 921-1771 14045 Abercorn St #1610 31419 $5.00/class (Non-Members) Tuesdays @ 5:30PM Zumba St. Paul CME Social Hall (912) 233-2849 123 Brady St (at Barnard St) 31401 $3.00/ class (Non-Members) Wednesdays @ 9:30AM Zumba/Toning Frank Murray Community Center (912) 898-3320 160 Wilmington Is Rd 31414 $3.00/class Bring water, proper shoes and attire. . 912-604-9890. Zumba Fitness (R) with April

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

Food Events PICKSavannah Food & Wine Festival A week-long celebration of fine wine and cuisine. Appearances by Robert Mondavi, Jr. and other food and wine celebrities. See website for details. Through Nov. 17. savannahfoodandwinefest.com/. Through Nov. 17

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Celebrity Chef Tour

A benefit for the James Beard Foundation and SF&WF. $195 Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. savannahfoodandwinefest.com. mansiononforsythpark.com/dining/restaurant/. Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m 700 Drayton, 700 Drayton St. Savannah Food & Wine Festival A week-long celebration of fine wine and cuisine. Appearances by Robert Mondavi, Jr. and other food and wine celebrities. See website for details. Through Nov. 17. savannahfoodandwinefest.com/. Through Nov. 17 Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Connoisseur Wine Dinners

Multiple course gourmet meals paired with wines. Held at Ruth’s Chris, Sapphire Grill, The Olde Pink House. varies by location Nov. 14, 8 p.m. savannahfoodandwinefest.com/connoisseurwine-dinners.html. Nov. 14, 8 p.m Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Cooking Class

Learn to cook from Chef Hugh Acheson. $85 Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m. savannahfoodandwinefest.com. mansiononforsythpark. com/contact/. Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Grand Reserve Tasting and Silent Auction

Featuring special guest winemakers, including Rob. Mondavi, Jr. and Joe Shirley. $125 Nov. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. savannahfoodandwinefest.com. Nov. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m

Workshop: Starting a New Food Business in Georgia

Designed to help decide if starting and running a small food business might be for you. Speakers include: UGA Faculty, Representatives from The Georgia Dept. of Agriculture,s uccessful small food business owners, professional food marketing executives. Presented by: Chatham County Cooperative Extension and The University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development Registration Required. $100. Includes lunch and course materials. Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (912) 921-5460. coastalgeorgiabg.org/. Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: River Street Wine Stroll

A wine hop along Savannah’s historic waterfront. $40 Nov. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. savannahfoodandwinefest.com. savannahga.gov/cityweb/mobilityweb.nsf/ f43552dd7c50cae2852573b000734940/ b93989c4334a4a68852576f00070d9a8? OpenDocument. Nov. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m Rousakis Plaza, River St. Savannah Food & Wine Festival

A week-long celebration of fine wine

and cuisine. Appearances by Robert Mondavi, Jr. and other food and wine celebrities. See website for details. Through Nov. 17. savannahfoodandwinefest.com/. Through Nov. 17

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Learning Experiences

A day of six cooking classes, wine seminars and demos by celebrity chefs. 10am Cooking & Wine Tasting with Gullah Diva Sallie Ann Robinson & Tim Rutherford. 11:15am Seasonal Holiday Values/Wine Tasting with Robert Jones 12:45pm Chef Joe Randall & Michael McNeill 2pm Joe Shirley, Napa vs. Sonoma Wine Tasting 3pm Randall Roberts, Four Roses Bourbon Tasting 4pm Big Green Egg Grilling & Wine Tasting with Kent Rathbun and Rob Mondavi, Jr. $150 for the day. Individual sessions $35-$50 Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. savannahfoodandwinefest.com. savtcc.com. Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Riverboat Wine & Dinner Cruise

Boat ride and meal with Guest Chef Anthony Lamas, Food Network Extreme Chef winner and James Beard Foundation 3-time semi-finalist for Best Chef: Southeast. $89 Nov. 15, 8 p.m. savannahfoodandwinefest.com/ riverboat-wine---dinner-cruise.html. savannahriverboat.com. Nov. 15, 8 p.m Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 East River Street. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: The Lee Brothers

Cooking school by those other famous cooking brothers... $85 Nov. 15, 1:303:30 p.m. savannahfoodandwinefest. com. mansiononforsythpark.com/contact/. Nov. 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: City Market After Party

The official wrap party celebrating the success of Year 1 of this festival. Free and open to the public. Nov. 16, 4:30 p.m. savannahfoodandwinefest.com. savannahcitymarket.com. Nov. 16, 4:30 p.m City Market, Jefferson at West Saint Julian St. Savannah Food & Wine Festival

A week-long celebration of fine wine and cuisine. Appearances by Robert Mondavi, Jr. and other food and wine celebrities. See website for details. Through Nov. 17. savannahfoodandwinefest.com/. Through Nov. 17

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Michael Mondavi Family Estate Tribute Dinner

A showcase of extraordinary wines by the Michael Mondavi Family. Four course meal prepared by celebrated chefs Chris Hastings and Kent Rathbun. $225 Nov. 16, 8 p.m. savannahfoodandwinefest.com. westinsavannah. com/. Nov. 16, 8 p.m Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Taste of Savannah

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Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Jazz and Bubbles Brunch

Jazz never tasted so good at this wrapup event for the week-long festival. Includes a tribute to honor the late Ben Tucker. Benefiting the Benjamin Tucker Foundation. $55 Nov. 17, 12-3 p.m. savannahfoodandwinefest.com. westinsavannah.com/. Nov. 17, 12-3 p.m Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Savannah Food & Wine Festival

A week-long celebration of fine wine and cuisine. Appearances by Robert Mondavi, Jr. and other food and wine celebrities. See website for details. Through Nov. 17. savannahfoodandwinefest.com/. Through Nov. 17 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. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: City Market After Party

The official wrap party celebrating the success of Year 1 of this festival. Free and open to the public. savannahfoodandwinefest.com. savannahcitymarket.com. City Market, Jefferson at West Saint Julian St. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Jazz and Bubbles Brunch

Jazz never tasted so good at this wrapup event for the week-long festival. Includes a tribute to honor the late Ben Tucker. Benefiting the Benjamin Tucker Foundation. $55 savannahfoodandwinefest.com. westinsavannah.com/.

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive.

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: River Street Wine Stroll

A wine hop along Savannah’s historic waterfront. $40 savannahfoodandwinefest.com. savannahga.gov/ cityweb/mobilityweb.nsf/f43552dd7c50cae2852573b000734940/b93989c433 4a4a68852576f00070d9a8?OpenDocum ent. Rousakis Plaza, River St. PICKSavannah Food & Wine Festival A week-long celebration of fine wine and cuisine. Appearances by Robert Mondavi, Jr. and other food and wine celebrities. See website for details. savannahfoodandwinefest.com/. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Celebrity Chef Tour

A benefit for the James Beard Foundation and SF&WF. $195 savannahfoodandwinefest.com. mansiononforsythpark.com/dining/restaurant/. 700 Drayton, 700 Drayton St.

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Connoisseur Wine Dinners

Multiple course gourmet meals paired with wines. Held at Ruth’s Chris, Sapphire Grill, The Olde Pink House. varies by location savannahfoodandwinefest. com/connoisseur-wine-dinners.html. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Cooking Class

Learn to cook from Chef Hugh Acheson. $85 savannahfoodandwinefest. com. mansiononforsythpark.com/ contact/. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Grand Reserve Tasting and Silent Auction

Featuring special guest winemakers, including Rob. Mondavi, Jr. and Joe Shirley. $125 savannahfoodandwinefest.com.

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Learning Experiences

A day of six cooking classes, wine seminars and demos by celebrity chefs. 10am Cooking & Wine Tasting with Gullah Diva Sallie Ann Robinson & Tim Rutherford. 11:15am Seasonal Holiday Values/Wine Tasting with Robert Jones 12:45pm Chef Joe Randall & Michael McNeill 2pm Joe Shirley, Napa vs. Sonoma Wine Tasting 3pm Randall Roberts, Four Roses Bourbon Tasting 4pm Big Green Egg Grilling & Wine Tasting with Kent Rathbun and Rob Mondavi, Jr. $150 for the day. Individual sessions $35-$50 savannahfoodandwinefest. com. savtcc.com. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Michael Mondavi Family Estate Tribute Dinner

A showcase of extraordinary wines by the Michael Mondavi Family. Four course meal prepared by celebrated chefs Chris Hastings and Kent Rathbun. $225 savannahfoodandwinefest. com. westinsavannah.com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive.

Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Riverboat Wine & Dinner Cruise

Boat ride and meal with Guest Chef Anthony Lamas, Food Network Extreme Chef winner and James Beard Foundation 3-time semi-finalist for Best Chef: Southeast. $89 savannahfoodandwinefest.com/riverboat-wine---dinnercruise.html. savannahriverboat.com. Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 East River Street. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: Taste of Savannah

Sample Savannah’s best flavors in the heart of the city’s newest square. Wine and spirit booths, Celebrity Chef Kitchen, Cookbook authors, Big Green Egg Grilling Gurus, Learning Experiences tent. Free to the public activities include ARtisan Market, Culinary Court, Waiter’s Race at 12:30pm, Bartender’s Challenge at 2pm. $50 Gen. Adm. $95 VIP tickets. All tickets include a souvenir GoVino wine glass and five food tokens. savannahfoodandwinefest.com. Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street. Savannah Food & Wine Festival: The Lee Brothers

Cooking school by those other famous cooking brothers... $85 savannahfoodandwinefest.com. mansiononforsythpark.com/contact/. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. Workshop: Starting a New Food Business in Georgia

Designed to help decide if starting and running a small food business might be for you. Speakers include: UGA Faculty, Representatives from The Georgia Dept. of Agriculture,s uccessful small food business owners, professional food marketing executives. Presented by: Chatham County Cooperative Extension and The University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development Registration Required. $100. Includes lunch and course materials. (912) 921-5460. coastalgeorgiabg.org/. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

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

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

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

Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the wellbeing of the LGBT community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month, 7pm, at FCN office, 307 E.

Harris St., 2nd floor. . 912-288-7863. heather@savpride.com. Stand Out Youth

A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets Fridays, 7pm, FCN office, 307 E. Harris St. Call, email or see website for info. . 912-657-1966. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth.org. What Makes a Family

A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. . 912-3522611. Health Alcoholics Anonymous

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

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

Information on bariatric surgery and the program at Memorial Health Bariatrics. Learn surgical procedures offered, support and education programs involved, and how bariatric surgery can affect patients’ lives. Call or see website for info. Free to attend. Hoskins Center at Memorial. . 912350-3438. bariatrics.memorialhealth. com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Domestic Violence Awareness Forum

Speaker Joe Penny from the Armstrong Police Department will discuss domestic violence. The Forum will be held in Armstrong’s Student Union Ballroom A. Part of Armstrong’s Military Appreciation Week. Free and open to the public. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/ Maps/index.html. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 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. .

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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. Call or email for info and reservations. . 912-704-7650. carroll362@bellsouth. net. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy

Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. . 912927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. La Leche League of Savannah

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

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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 Irish Dancers of Savannah

Savannah’s first organized Irish dance school welcomes dancers, ages 4 and up. Learn Irish Step and Ceili (Irish square) Dancing at a relaxed pace. Convenient mid-town location. Whether just for fun, or for competition, IDS is for everyone. Adult classes available. Call or email for info. . 912-897-5984. irishdancsav@aol.com. Mommy & Me Yoga

Bring your baby (6 weeks-3 years) to this fun class that is beneficial for both of you! Meet other moms, exercise, relax and learn ways to release stress. No experience in yoga is needed. Sign up preferred, but not necessary. $10 Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. 912-656-9663. awakeningyogastudio.com. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m Awakening Yoga Studio, 2453A US Highway 17. Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours

SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org . Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Savannah Childrens Book Festival

Mental Health Awareness Forum

Rain location for the event is the Savannah Civic Center. Dozens of children’s books authors share their books, plus activities and games for kids, and food vendors. Sponsored by Live Oak Public Libraries. Free to attend. Books available for purchase. 912-652-3600. liveoakpl.org/scbf/. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Planned Parenthood Hotline

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.

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. A speaker from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs PROGrESS Study Program will discuss mental health issues pertaining to service members and veterans such as posttraumatic stress disorder. The Forum will be held in Armstrong’s Student Union Ballroom A. Part of Armstrong’s Military Appreciation Week. armstrong.edu. about. armstrong.edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. .

Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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. Live Music with Craig Tanner

Live music every Wednesday with Craig Tanner and rotating guests such as Eric Britt, Eric Dunn and Mr. Williams. FREE Bonna Bella Waterfront Grille, 2740 Livingston Avenue. The Love and Soul Experience

Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission $12 VIP (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. kimberlygunn.com. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. Megan Jean and the KFB Live at The 5 Spot!

Hard-touring duo Megan Jean and the KFB bring their demented blend of punk, dance and americana to The 5 Spot for one night only! Hailing from Charleston, SC via Brooklyn, NY, the pair have embarked on what is now referred to as the never-ending tour, playing 200 shows a year and gaining fans and friends from all over the country. Their unique sound is composed of washboard, drums, electric banjo and a voice like the devil herself. $5 (912)7773021. meganjeanfamilyband@gmail. com. meganjean.net. 5spotsavannah. com. The 5 Spot, 4430 Habersham St. Music: Jim Brickman

Award-winning hit-maker, pianist and recording artist in concert. $32-$52 lucastheatre.com. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Music: 22nd Annual J. Harry Persse Memorial Concert

Annual musical tribute to lifelong Savannah musician, composer, and educator J. Harry Persse. Free admission. Donations to the J. Harry Persse Music Scholarship Fund accepted. armstrong.edu. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1707 Bull St. A Night in Vienna: Opera Masterpieces Concert

Viennese opera’s finest solos, duets and ensemble pieces performed by Metropolitan Opera bass/baritone Kieth Miller, Metropolitan Opera mezzosoprano Sandra Piques-Eddy, tenor Tommy Wazell; soprano Melissa Zapin and performer and composer Dina Fanai. 5:30pm Artists’ Roundtable Talk 6:30pm Concert 7:30pm Reception Sponsored by, and benefiting, Savannah Childrens’ Choir. $100 912-2284758. savannahchoir.org. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Piano Concert

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church presents Awadagin Pratt. Free and open to the public. 598-7242, ext. 5. stpetersSavannah.org. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road. 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. Savannah Winds: Season Premiere

The fall premiere of Savannah Winds,the community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong. $14. Free to Armstrong students presenting valid Piratecard. Tue., Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. finearts.armstrong.edu. Tue., Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m AASU Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Nature and Environment Dolphin Project

Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. . thedolphinproject.org. Nature Outing: Alligators and Other Animals of the Refuge

Observe alligators basking in the sun while great birds fish nearby. 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. $25/person ($10/ child under 12 accompanied by a parent) 912-236-8115. naturesavannah@ gmail.com. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170. Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

Support EOA through the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Recycle empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, laptops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive technology products and cash. Businesses may also recycle items on behalf of EOA for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. Anderson St. See website, email or call for info. . 912238-2960 x126. dwproperty@aol.com. fundingfactory.com. 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. . 912-236-


Pets & Animals Low Cost Pet Clinic

TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. . tailsspin.com. tailsspin.com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. St. Almo’s

Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. . 912-2343336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St. Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

Meets last Sunday of the month, 4pm. Call for info. . 912-447-6605. sjchs.org/ body.cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Lecture: Joanna Dasher and Deep Kids “Deep Writing”

Part of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home’s Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series. Students of Deep will read from original stories, poems and nonfiction that they created in Deep workshops, and their Executive Director discuss the organization’s mission and successes. Deep teaches creative writing workshops in every Savannah-Chatham Public Schools middle school. Free and open to the public. 912-233-6014. flanneryoconnorhome.org. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Tea Time at Ola’s (Book Club)

A book discussion group that meets the 4th Tuesday, 1pm. Bring a book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Treats to share are always welcomed. Tea is provided. Call for info. . 912-2325488. liveoakpl.org/. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 East Bay St. Religious & Spiritual

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Catholic Singles

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

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@

Service of Compline

Guided Silent Prayer

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.

A New Church in the City, For the City

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.” .

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. 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.

South Valley Baptist Church

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.

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. Savannah-

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

Buddhist study classes, yoga workshops, retreats, Reiki sessions, attunements, meditation, classes, events. See

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.

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ARIES

(March 21-April 19) There’s something resembling a big red snake slithering around in your mind these days. I don’t mean that literally, of course. I’m talking about a big red *imaginary* snake. But it’s still quite potent. While it’s not poisonous, neither is it a pure embodiment of sweetness and light. Whether it ends up having a disorienting or benevolent influence on your life all depends on how you handle your relationship with it. I suggest you treat it with respect but also let it know that you’re the boss. Give it guidelines and a clear mandate so that it serves your noble ambitions and not your chaotic desires. If you do that, your big red snake will heal and uplift you.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20) In my astrological opinion, almost nothing can keep you from getting the love you need in the coming days. Here’s the only potential problem: You might have a mistaken or incomplete understanding about the love you need, and that could interfere with you recognizing and welcoming the real thing. So here’s my prescription: Keep an open mind about the true nature of the love that you actually need most, and stay alert for the perhaps unexpected ways it might make itself available.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)

and think of it all your life,” he added. The coming days are likely to bring you none of the former kind of experiences and several of the latter, Cancerian. It’s a numinous time in your long-term cycle: a phase when you’re likely to encounter beauty that enchants you and mysteries that titillate your sense of wonder for a long time. In other words, the eternal is coming to visit you in very concrete ways. How do you like your epiphanies? Hot and wild? Cool and soaring? Comical and lyrical? Hot and soaring and comical and wild and cool and lyrical?

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22) There’s a new genre of erotic literature: dinosaur porn. E-books like *In the Velociraptor’s Nest* and *Ravished by the Triceratops* tell tall tales about encounters between people and prehistoric reptiles. I don’t recommend you read this stuff, though. While I do believe that now is a good time to add new twists to your sexual repertoire and explore the frontiers of pleasure, I think you should remain rooted in the real world, even in your fantasy life. It’s also important to be safe as you experiment. You really don’t want to explore the frontiers of pleasure with cold-blooded beasts. Either travel alone or else round up a warm-blooded compassion specialist who has a few skills in the arts of intimacy.

VIRGO

“People fall so in love with their pain, they can’t leave it behind,” asserts novelist Chuck Palahniuk. Your assignment, Gemini, is to work your ass off to fall out of love with your pain. As if you were talking to a child, explain to your subconscious mind that the suffering it has gotten so accustomed to has outlived its usefulness. Tell your deep self that you no longer want the ancient ache to be a cornerstone of your identity. To aid the banishment, I recommend that you conduct a ritual of severing. Tie one side of a ribbon to a symbol of your pain and tie the other side around your waist. Then cut the ribbon in half and bury the symbol in the dirt.

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

CANCER

LIBRA

(June 21-July 22) “You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again,” said painter Joan Miró. “You can also look at a picture for a second

The saxifrage is a small plant with white flowers. It grows best in subarctic regions and cooler parts of the Northern Hemisphere. The word “saxifrage” is derived from the Latin word *saxifraga,* whose literal meaning is “stone-breaker.” Indeed, the plant does often appear in the clefts of stones and boulders. In his poem “A Sort of a Song,” William Carlos Williams celebrates its strength: “Saxifrage is my flower that splits the rocks.” I nominate this darling little dynamo to be your metaphorical power object of the week, Virgo. May it inspire you to crack through blocks and barriers with subtle force.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You’re not being swept along in a flood of meaningless distractions and irrelevant information and

trivial wishes, right? I’m hoping that you have a sixth sense about which few stimuli are useful and meaningful to you, and which thousands of stimuli are not. But if you are experiencing a bit of trouble staying well-grounded in the midst of the frenzied babble, now would be a good time to take strenuous action. The universe will conspire to help you become extra stable and secure if you resolve to eliminate as much nonsense from your life as you can.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Sweetness is good. Sweetness is desirable. To be healthy, you need to give and receive sweetness on a regular basis. But you can’t flourish on sweetness alone. In fact, too much of it may be oppressive or numbing. I’m speaking both literally and metaphorically: To be balanced you need all of the other tastes, including saltiness, sourness, bitterness, and savoriness. From what I understand, you are headed into a phase when you’ll thrive on more bitterness and savoriness than usual. To get an idea of what I mean, meditate on what the emotional equivalents might be for bitter tastes like coffee, beer, and olives, and for savory tastes like mushrooms, cheese, spinach, and green tea.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) When you procrastinate, you avoid doing an important task. Instead, you goof off, doing something fun or simply puttering around wasting time. But what if there were a higher form of procrastination? What if you could avoid an important task by doing other tasks that were somewhat less important but still quite valuable? Here’s what that might look like for you right now: You could postpone your search for the key to everything by throwing yourself into a project that will give you the key to one small part of everything.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) In his utopian novel *Looking Backward,* American author Edward Bellamy wrote a passage that I suspect applies to you right now: “It is under what may be called unnatural, in the sense of extraordinary, circumstances that people behave most naturally, for the reason that such circumstances banish artificiality.” Think of the

relief and release that await you, Capricorn: an end to pretending, a dissolution of deception, the fall of fakery. As you weave you way through extraordinary circumstances, you will be moved to act with brave authenticity. Take full advantage.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) “I have your back” is an American expression that could also be rendered as “I’m right behind you, ready to help and defend you” or “I’m ready to support you whenever you’ve got a problem.” Is there anyone in the world who feels that way about you? If not, now would be an excellent time to work on getting such an ally. Cosmic conditions are ripe for bringing greater levels of assistance and collaboration into your life. And if you already do have confederates of that caliber, I suggest you take this opportunity to deepen your symbiotic connection even further.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20) Over a hundred countries around the world celebrate a holiday called Independence Day, memorializing a time when they broke away from another nation and formed a separate state. I encourage you to create your own personal version of this festival. It could commemorate a breakthrough moment in the past when you escaped an oppressive situation, a turning point when you achieved a higher level of autonomy, or a taboo-busting transition when you started expressing your own thoughts and making your own decisions with more authority. By the way, a fresh opportunity to take this kind of action is available to you. Any day now might be a good time to declare a new Independence Day.

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. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes

Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. . savannahderby. com. Grief 101 Support Group

Seven-week morning or eventing adult support grooup offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. . 912-303-9442. Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. . facebook.com/savannahbikepolo. Ultimate Frisbee

Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). . savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress. com/pick-up/. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. USMNT (Soccer) American Outlaws Chapter

USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. . 912-3984014. bdburgers.net. B & D Burgers (Congress St.), 912-238-8315. Support Groups ACOA-Al-Anon

The “From Survival to Recovery” Adult Children of Alcoholics/Al-Anon Group is a fellowship and support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Meets Thursdays, 5:45pm at the 24-Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Dr. Call for info. . 912-598-9860. Alcoholics Anonymous

For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. . 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Family Support Group

For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. . 912-


Amputee Support Group

Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. . 912-355-7778. Back Pain Support Group

Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 . Brain Injury Support Group

For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. . memorialhealth. com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Breast Cancer Survivors Group

Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. . 912-844-4524. fpc. presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group

For anyone living with, through or 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 and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. . 912-303-9442. Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Citizens With Retarded Citizens

For families with children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly. Call for info. . 912-355-7633. Citizens With Retarded Citizens, 1211 Eisenhower Drive. Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Assoc.

Meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the lives of polio survivors. Call or see website for info. Polio survivors and guests are invited. 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.

about the group, please call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-350-7845. . 912-350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave.

For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm4:30pm. Call for info. . 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave.

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call or see website for info. . 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

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Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. . 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. Gambling Problem 12 Step Program

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

A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-4126675 or 912-414-3827. . Grief Support Groups

Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. . 912-3039442. HospiceSavannah.org/GriefSupport. Heartbeats for Life

Free support and education group for those who have suffered from or want to prevent or reverse heart disease and/or diabetes. One Tuesday/month, 6pm. Call or email for date. All meetings at Southwest Chatham Library. Next meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:00-7:45pm Topic: Say ‘NO’ to Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, and Excess Weight. . 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org. Next meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:00-7:45pm Topic: Say ‘NO’ to Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, and Excess Weight Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Klinefelter Syndrome/47-XXY Support Group

For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. . amkw21@gmail.com. Legacy Group: For individuals with advanced and recurrent cancer.

Group addresses the concerns of advanced and recurrent cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for a specific session and to learn

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

Narcotics Anonymous

Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. . 912-238-5925. National Alliance of Mentally Ill

Weekly 90-minute support group for anyone with a mental health diagnosis. Also offer weekly family support group. Both meet Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm. Free and open to the public. . Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Overeaters Anonymous

Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Savannah meetings Mon 6:30pm, Wed 5:30pm, Fri 6:30 p.m. See website for locations and info, or call 912-358-7150. . oa.org/ meetings. Parents of Children with IEP’s (Individualized Education Plans)

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

Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Case manager facilitates the meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info . 912-350-5616. memorialhealth. com/backus. memorialhealth.com/ backus. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Ave. Parkinson’s Support Group

First Thursdays, 5pm-6:30pm, Marsh Auditorium at Candler. Call for info. . 912-355-6347. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. . 912-8582335. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Sisters Network (Breast Cancer in the African American Community)

Third Mondays, 6pm-7pm. At the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial. A national organization to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer on the African American community. Call for info. . 912-236-7405. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Spinal Injury Support Group

Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. . 912-350-8900. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Survivors of Suicide Support Group

Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912-629-1089. . Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Teens Nurturing Teens (Cancer Support)

Support group for teens with a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. Meets at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for information. . 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Teens With No One to Turn To

Help for people ages 11-18, or concerned parents of teens. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see website. . 912-234-4048. parkplaceyes.org.

Pryme Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at St. Joseph’s Hospital,11705 Mercy Blvd., Meeting Room 1(on the 2nd Floor above ER entrance) at 6 p.m. An opportunity for people with MS and their families and friends to share information, develop coping strategies, receive support and become involved in community activities. . 912-819-2224. sjchs.org/. St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. Rape Crisis Center

Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912-233-7273.

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