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5th Annual Pickle Run 5k Road & Beach Race

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Saturday Fort Pulaski’s Thanksgiving Field Day What: Marks the Grand Thanksgiving Fete and Festival of 1862 by recreating the field day offered by the 48th New York Infantry to celebrate their first Thanksgiving occupying Fort Pulaski. Foot races, sack races, and wheelbarrow races, guided tours and historic weapons demonstrations, Civil War era clothing try-ons and a dress parade using costumes provided by the fort. When: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument Info: 912-786-5787. nps.gov/fopu

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Wednesday Cirque Dreams Holidaze

What: Costumed performers blend

dance and acrobatics, high wire feats and holiday celebrations. Original score with a Christmas theme. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $30 - $55 Info: savannahcivic.com

Film: Psychotronic Film Society's Annual Thanksgiving ‘Turkey’: The Stabilizer (1986, Indonesia) What: In honor of Turkey Day, "one of

the all-time greatest and most enjoyably awful film ever made" according to aficionados of bad movies...whoever they are. Featuring an evil drug lord, always good for a few laughs.... When: 8 p.m Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info: sentientbean.com

Muffins with Mary Ellen

What: 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. When: 6-9 a.m Where: coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-659-0103

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Thursday 2013 United Way Turkey Trot

What: 5th annual 4 mile walk and run to benefit the United Way. Kids K begins at 8:00 am. When: 8:30 a.m Where: Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Info: 912-651-7700. active.com

What: Savannah and Beaufort Kennel Clubs host obedience & rally trials and a Puppy Class Show (4 to 6 months). Food vendors, dog rescue groups, and vendors selling pet-related merchandise. Events run all day. When: -Dec. 2, 8:30 a.m Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Cost: Free and open to the public. Parking $5. Info: 912-704-3015. g.goff601@comcast. net. savannahdogshow.com

December Nights and Holiday Lights

What: A walk through lighted gardens (half a million holiday lights!) while listening to carolers, musicians and traditional holiday music. Warming stations, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen with baked holiday goodies and hot chocolate,and photos with Santa every Saturday night. When: 6-9 p.m Where: Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. Cost: $5 Info: (912) 921-5460. elubrani@uga.edu. coastalgeorgiabg.org

Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights opens

What: Celebrate the magic of the holidays.More than 80 lighted holidaythemed displays at the Savannah Harbor Road Course on Hutchinson Island. With horse carriage rides and the Staples Safari Zoo. Presented by Savannah Harbor Foundation. Benefiting World Ocean School, the Empty Stocking Fund, and other charities. When: Nov. 29–Dec. 1, 5:30–10pm Dec. 4–8, 5:30–10pm Dec. 11–15, 5:30–10pm Dec. 18–Jan. 5, 5:30-10pm Where: The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. Cost: $25 per family vehicle

Theatre: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

What: Bay Street Theatre’s final performance of John Cameron Mitchell’s transsexual rock ‘n’ roll drama, with Christopher Blair. When: 7:30 p.m, all ages Where: Club One, 1Jefferson St. Cost: $15 advance, $20 at the door Info: angryinch.com

Saturday What: Come run off that Turkey belly for a good cause. This casual road and beach run benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire. Your $25 donation snags you a T-shirt, Huc-A-Poo's Breakfast Pizza and that well deserved cold one. No one leaves without some kind of prize! Sign up on Active.com to ensure a t-shirt. Registration day of starts at 8am. See you there! When: 9 a.m Where: Huc-A-Poo's, 1213 US Hwy. 80 East. Cost: $25 Info: 912.695.6455. hrogers99_99@ yahoo.com

AKC Dog Show, Obedience and Rally Trials

What: Savannah and Beaufort Kennel Clubs host obedience & rally trials and a Puppy Class Show (4 to 6 months). Food vendors, dog rescue groups, and vendors selling pet-related merchandise. Events run all day. When: Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 8:30 a.m Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Cost: Free and open to the public. Parking $5. Info: 912-704-3015. g.goff601@comcast. net. savannahdogshow.com

Charles Dickens Victorian Savannah Walk

What: Three walking tour companies join forces for A Victorian Christmas Walking Tour with Carolers and a Fiddler taking guests on a tour of historic squares and regaling them with traditional Savannah Christmas stories in a "Charles Dickens" style. Enjoy mincemeat pie, smoking bishop punch and a Victorian Parlor. Profits benefit The Homelessness in Savannah Advocacy. When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Chippewa Square, Bull and McDonough Streets. Cost: Adults $42, Children $30 Info: 912-358-0700. info@oldcitywalks. com. zerve.com/oldcitywalks/dknswalk

December Nights and Holiday Lights

What: A walk through lighted gardens (half a million holiday lights!) while listening to carolers, musicians and traditional holiday music. When: 6-9 p.m


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Music: Velvet Caravan

What: A concert combining the sounds of gypsy jazz, honky tonk, swing and latin, featuring violinist Ricardo Ochoa and guitarist Sasha Strunjas. Reception to follow. When: 4 p.m Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Cost: Free to attend. Donations encouraged.

Where: Coastal Georgia Botanical Gar-

dens, 2 Canebrake Rd. Cost: $5 Info: (912) 921-5460. elubrani@uga.edu. coastalgeorgiabg.org

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Fort Pulaski's Thanksgiving Field Day

What: Commemorating the Grand Thanksgiving Fete and Festival of 1862 by recreating the field day offered by the 48th New York Infantry to celebrate their first Thanksgiving in Fort Pulaski. Foot races, sack races, and wheelbarrow races, guided tours and historic weapons demonstrations, Civil War era clothing try-ons and a dress parade. When: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m Where: Fort Pulaski, Cockspur Island. Info: nps.gov/fopu

Holiday Parade of Lights

What: Watch the boats sail by, festively adorned with lights. When: 7 p.m Where: River Street, River St.

Merry Art Market

What: Give handmade happiness this holiday season. Meet and greet the artists and purchase pottery, silversmithed jewelry, turned wood, fibers, stained glass. When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m Where: Savannah's Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St. Info: lisa@savannahsclayspot.com

Morning Bird Watch on Skidaway Island

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What: Learn the basics about local bird varieties as they visit Skidaway Island State Park's feeding stations. When: 10 a.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. Info: (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland

Nature Outing: Alligators and Other Animals of the Refuge

What: 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. When: 9:30-11:30 a.m Where: Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170. Cost: $25/person ($10/child under 12 accompanied by a parent) Info: 912-236-8115. naturesavannah@ gmail.com

Sandpiper Trail Hike on Skidaway Island

What: Meander through the marsh on a guided hike with one of Skidaway Island State Park's park rangers. When: 1 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. Info: (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland

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Savannah Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker

What: Tchaikovsky's classic holiday ballet featuring Savannah area dancers as well as professionals. When: 2 & 8 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: Matinee: $12 Gen. Adm. Evening: $18-$38 reserved seating only. Info: lucastheatre.com

Columbia City Ballet’s Nutcracker

What: Another version of Tchaikovsky’s classic from this touring company. When: 5:30 p.m Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $15-$38 reserved seating only. Info: etix.com

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Sunday 42nd Annual Christmas Candlelight Concert

What: St. Vincent's Academy Chorus presents an evening of scripture and song to begin the Advent and Christmas season. When: 7 p.m Where: Cathedral of St John the Baptist, 222. East Harris St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: svaga.net

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What: Savannah and Beaufort Kennel Clubs host obedience & rally trials and a Puppy Class Show (4 to 6 months). Food vendors, dog rescue groups, and vendors selling pet-related merchandise. Events run all day. When: Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 8:30 a.m Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Cost: Free & open to public. Parking $5. Info: savannahdogshow.com

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December Nights and Holiday Lights

What: A walk through lighted gardens (half a million holiday lights!) while listening to carolers, musicians and traditional holiday music. When: 6-9 p.m Where: Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. Cost: $5 Info: (912) 921-5460. elubrani@uga.edu. coastalgeorgiabg.org

Hospice Savannah’s 22nd annual Tree of Light

What: Community-wide candle lighting to honor the memory of our loved ones during the holiday season. Speaker: Judy Ochsner, with music by soloist Mr. Roger Moss and harpist Leslie Adair. Seating and post-event refreshments. Rain location: Trinity United Methodist Church. When: 5 p.m Where: Forsyth Park Band Shell, Drayton Street @ Gwinnett Street. Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations welcome to benefit Full Circle bereavement counseling.. Info: 912-629-1096. HospiceSavannah. org/TreeofLight

Mindless Behavior

What: Boy band appears in Savannah for their "All Around the World" tour. When: 6:30 p.m Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $39.50 - $85 Info: savannahcivic.com

Music: Velvet Caravan

What: The sounds of gypsy jazz, honky tonk, swing and latin, featuring violinist Ricardo Ochoa and guitarist Sasha Strunjas. Reception follows. When: 4 p.m Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Cost: Free to attend, donations encouraged.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration

What: On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and honor all those who selflessly served our nation at home and abroad during World War II. Military speaker, patriotic readings and music. Co-sponsored by the Savannah Council of the Navy League of the United States and the Fleet Reserve Association. When: 2-3 p.m Where: Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-644-7220. mightyeighth.org


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What: Savannah and Beaufort Kennel

Clubs host obedience & rally trials and a Puppy Class Show (4 to 6 months). Food vendors, dog rescue groups, and vendors selling pet-related merchandise. Events run all day. When: 8:30 a.m Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Cost: Free &open to public. Parking $5. Info: savannahdogshow.com

Savannah Children’s Choir Spaghetti Supper

What: Benefits Savannah Children’s Choir. Dine-in or takeout. When: Mon., Dec. 2, 4:30-7 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Cost: $8 includes pasta, choice of meat or vegetarian sauce, bread and salad. Drinks and desserts available for additional purchase. Info: www.savannahchoir.org, (912) 228-4758

What: Be the first in your supper club to get a signed

copy of the Savannah-based cookbook author’s latest release, packed with the secrets of Damon Lee Fowler’s culinary success. When: 6:30-8:30 p.m Where: Kitchenware Outfitters, 5500 Abercorn St. #18, Twelve Oaks Shopping Center. Cost: Free to attend. Books available for purchase.

Charles Dickens Victorian Savannah Walk What: Three walking tour companies

join forces for A Victorian Christmas Walking Tour with Carolers and a Fiddler taking guests on a tour of historic squares and regaling them with traditional Savannah Christmas stories in a "Charles Dickens" style. When: 5:30 p.m., Mon.-Wed. Where: Chippewa Square. Cost: Adults $42, Children $30 Info: 912-358-0700. info@oldcitywalks. com. zerve.com/oldcitywalks/dknswalk

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Tuesday Book Release Party and Signing: Damon Lee Fowler What: Get a signed copy Savannahbased cookbook author's latest release. When: 6:30-8:30 p.m Where: Kitchenware Outfitters, 5500 Abercorn St. #18, Twelve Oaks Shopping Center. Cost: Free to attend, books for purchase. Info: 912-356-1117

Sizzling Salsa Dance Series: Dance Lessons at the Jepson

What: Professional dancer Austin Williams will teach the Salsa to students of all levels, in Telfair Academy rotunda. When: 6 p.m Where: Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard Cost: Price per lesson: $10 non-members/$5 Telfair members. Info: telfair.org

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Wednesday Armstrong Pottery Sale

What: The 25th annual faculty and student exhibition and sale. When & where: Back of campus across from University Police in Armstrong Annex 2. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m

Film: Dead of Night (1945, U.K.)

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents a B&W horror thriller for mature audiences. Starring British stage actor Michael Redgrave. When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6

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Book Release Party and Signing: Damon Lee Fowler’s Essentials of Southern Cooking

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A streetcar named — ah, screw it by Jim Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

I’m thankful for a lot of things this season. One of them, for the purposes of this column, is that things are apparently going well enough in Savannah for us to consider high-profile projects that perhaps we shouldn’t be considering. It’s a sign of economic confidence and well-being that we’re always thinking big here in this smallish city, always punching above our weight. The optimist in me keeps telling myself that, anyway. So, streetcars. Let’s talk about streetcars. Who doesn’t love streetcars? I know I do. New Orleans, San Francisco. Not too many things more romantic in the ol’ urban setting than a delightful throwback streetcar, eh? Acknowledging the near-universal theoretical appeal of a wood-paneled streetcar — and maybe, just maybe, positioning themselves for future relevance as their bread-and-butter services continue to face ridership and budgeting difficulties — Chatham Area Transit is proposing not just one but two streetcar lines on the westside of Savannah. Two! To be clear: Development is coming to the Westside whether CAT’s a part of it or not. Thanks to the extension of SPLOST earlier this month, the once-mythical new arena will almost certainly be a reality. Make no mistake, I’ll have some fun in the years to come saying “I told you so” when there are huge arena cost overruns, conflicts of interest with politically wellconnected high-bidding contractors, and another property tax increase to cover another sales tax shortfall, a property tax increase which was threatened specifically to get you to pass SPLOST so you wouldn’t have another property tax increase. But hey, the voters have spoken, as the line goes. The bigger component of the Westside renaissance is the emergence of several major hotel projects coming to the area. I don’t believe the wildly inflated “official” tourism figures for Savannah anymore

than I believe Oswald was the lone gunman, but at some point arguing over the numbers is an exercise in futility. We can all agree there’s a crap ton of tourists coming here — that is the official term, I believe — more than in years past and more of them to come, and they’ll need beds to sleep in. Thing is, unlike with streetcars, there’s an actual need for new hotels downtown. Current vacancy in the area on busy weekends is close to zero. Now, I’m not one of the people who say taxpayers should only fund things that are “needed.” Variety is the spice of life, and aesthetics, the built environment, and quality of life are as crucial to a city’s sense of civic well-being and identity as filling in the potholes. But at some point every project must pass the smell test. This one’s a little gamey. In a nutshell, CAT’s proposal involves two parallel north/south lines, one on MLK and one on Fahm Street, in the same exact sector of the northwest quadrant, bounded by Gwinnett to the south. The tiny showpiece River Street line would remain and interconnect with them. And of course a spur is envisioned to serve the new arena, in an area now notorious for squalor and high crime, a situation the arena is intended to somehow improve. Much of the funding would come through a so-called Tax Allocation District, essentially a tool to leverage property values and reinvest taxes into that area. TADs are tricky and by no means a guarantee of success; Eastside has one to “fund” Savannah River Landing, and we see how well that’s gone. My own admittedly cynical take, based on nothing but instinct, is that the proposed almost-bizarre oversaturation of

streetcar service in one corner of our little town has more to do with how big CAT thinks they can get the City to agree to make the TAD — and with how much stuff they can pack inside of it — than with any proven demand for streetcars. (And does anyone else get the impression that Savannah River Landing and the Eastside were forgotten way too quickly in the rush to replicate the same concept on the Westside? That whole situation is long past due being addressed, isn’t it?) But to me the biggest problem with the streetcar proposal at the human level is that Savannah should be walked. It’s not only a very walkable city in terms of aesthetic, design, and climate, it’s just plain little. Our downtown is simply not daunting enough to require a maze of streetcars. New Orleans and San Francisco have thriving streetcar lines, yes. But in New Orleans they’re used for everyday transportation from one part of the city to another, not just by tourists but by regular New Orleanians going to and from jobs and colleges, in non-walkable commutes. As for San Francisco, it’s a tighter area, but, you know, hills. God, those hills. And clearly a much, much higher volume of tourists, regardless of whatever imaginative figures are bandied about. Here, streetcars would be little more than a fun novelty. Nothing wrong with fun novelties... but you’ll be paying for it. No, Savannah, dear little Savannah, should be walked. Or for us locals, biked (see our double bill of bicycling stories this issue, from John Bennett and Lee Heidel). If CAT has patronage problems now — with bus lines that are needed to provide commute options for those without cars — what kind of patronage problems will they see with mutually competitive streetcar lines dependent on a mix of SCAD students (who usually walk or bike and also have access to SCAD shuttles) and tourists in a spate of Westside hotels? Everyone loves a streetcar. But everyone should also understand the difference between need and… desire? cs


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The civil society

by jessica leigh lebos | jll@connectsavannah.com

Photos by Jon Waits | jwaits@gmail.com

Murals, yarnbombs and the power of public art I’m content to admire the mural from the edge of the small pond, but artist Katherine Sandoz is having none of it. “Oh no, I’m getting you in the boat,” she informs me, leading me to a tiny dinghy and pushing off the leaf-strewn shore with a rubber-toed boot. Photographer Jon Waits and I have come to the Edgewater Trace apartment complex to witness Sandoz’s latest work, a life-sized landscape that masterfully mirrors the morning-lit serenity of the surrounding vegetation. I didn’t dress for a cruise, but if she says that floating amid cattails and sea oats provides the finest vantage point of her mural, then it’s worth risking an unintentional swim. As an avowed art groupie, I always defer to the artist. Waits snaps away with his telephoto lens, safely on terra firma, as Sandoz rows the wobbly watercraft to the center of the pond. We face the painting, a horizontal thicket of greens and browns and

the occasional surprise of orange that seamlessly blends the pondscape with the grove of pines and oaks towering behind it. If it weren’t for the continuous Doppler drone of tires, you’d never know there were six lanes of traffic barreling along the other side. The 225-foot concrete wall was erected by the Dept. of Transportation along this section of Abercorn as a barrier to the coming Truman Parkway chaos; covered with Sandoz’s majestic camouflage, its aesthetic now matches its function. “I wanted the perimeter to fold into the space,” explains the artist as two mallard ducks glide by. A southside apartment complex may not seem an obvious canvas for one of Savannah’s most celebrated fine artists, but Sandoz welcomes any opportunity

to stage work in the public domain. The first to dab a brush onto SeeSAW’s first city-sanctioned public mural at Habersham and 34th streets in 2011, she is a veteran and champion of how art can transform not just a shared space, but the people who share that space. “Public art asks you not only to look at it, but what’s around it,” muses Sandoz as she guides our toy boat back to land. “Viewers are as much a part of the work as the ones who make the work.” She’s nailed the power of public art: To simply behold it is to be a part of it. While its agenda can be political, fanciful or completely baffling (have you seen London’s blue rooster?), its first purpose is always to issue the primal call of “I am here! And you are, too!” That connection turns strangers into neighbors, apartment complexes into communities and once in a while, apathy into revolution. And it’s not just for the artsy parts of town. It’s also not just the makers making it happen. Jeff Kole oversees 10 properties

Aesthetic matches function: A DOT barrier wall becomes artful camouflage under the brush of artist Katherine Sandoz.

under the Apartment Savannah umbrella and commissioned Sandoz to spruce up the concrete loaf on the back of Edgewater Trace. A former community newspaperman, Kole sees public art as vital and a way to build upon the legacy of his parents, renowned local arts supporters Don and Kaye. Paying an artist to create something for everyone widens the definition of what art is for and for whom; while Sandoz’s luscious landscape mural can only be seen from the (lucky!) residents’ side of the wall, its very existence changes up the game. “We saw a chance to turn an eyesore into something appealing,” says Kole. “If it ratchets up the dialogue of the validity of public art outside the downtown core, all the better.” Speaking of ratcheting, I’ve barely gotten my land legs back before Waits and I are atop a five-story waffle of scaffolding outside of SCAD’s Montgomery Hall, where another massive mural emerged last week. The refurbished factory on the west side of midtown houses the school’s digital design department, and the riot of color reaching into the sky is meant to reflect the sizzle of technogenius happening under the roof. “We wanted the outside to show the dynamic of what’s going on inside,” says SCAD Vice President Glenn Wallace, who regularly commissions wall art by SCAD’s fine art grads for its buildings. His efforts often spill beautifully into the public realm, and there’s no doubt our heralded art college anchors the city’s artistic identity. It’s easy to align with Wallace’s suggestion that each new installation is “stringing the pearls” of a sustained public art movement in Savannah. Still, my stomach flips as I observe how the mural serves as a beacon for the surrounding neighborhood from up high. Compared to teetering on this gigantic metal grate in the wind, Sandoz’s boat seems like a Disney ride. “Welcome to the penthouse,” grins Matt Hebermehl as I hang on for dear life. He interprets his giant “Sky’s the Limit” as a visual expression of the creative spirit in Savannah, riffing on the


“The Sky’s the Limit”: Artist Matt Hebermehl in the “penthouse” of scaffolding outside his mural at SCAD’s Montgomery Hall.

approved temporary life spans, including last spring’s Converse-sponsored awesomeness on MLK Blvd. and two incarnations of New Orleans artist Candy Chang’s “Before I Die” blackboard project, one of which now graces the cover of Chang’s bestselling coffee table book.

The fact that his new mural and Sandoz’s are permanent represents a large step up the ladder towards a culture that encourages the entrepreneurial and socioeconomic connections that public art engenders. “The true power of these projects is

that it shows people they have ownership over the community where they live,” says Hebermehl, expounding on Sandoz’s point. “It’s a new way to connect art, business and the people who live here.” According to these artists, it’s vital and valuable to be the point of connection that appreciates in awe. But I’ve always been curious what it would feel like to get one’s hands dirty as part of the artistic process, dizzy not because of a shaky boat ride or a vertiginous climb but with the thrill of creation. I found out six weeks ago when Hebermehl casually mentioned that a local business had approached him to repurpose an unused sign on its property. He remembered that I had written a column about yarnbombing — the act of wrapping an object in fibers, often for the purposes of amiable subversion and nerdy hilarity. “I was thinking about that story you wrote last year and I wanted to ask—” he started. I’m not sure what his actual question was but I shrieked, “DONE!” continues on p. 12

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canopy of live oaks as a metaphor of how energetic potential stays trapped under the tree line and that we have to push the boundaries of what we can do. “People have a built-in inferiority complex about this city because it’s not New York or Miami. They think they there are limitations, but the point is that shouldn’t be,” he says. Working in his signature palette of bold hues and electric flourishes, Hebermehl is inspired by the tradition of Miami’s Wynwood Walls and other public spaces reclaimed by those with spray cans and paintbrushes — though he prefers the descriptor “street art” to “graffiti,” which tightens the sphincters of city planning commissioners faster than a shot of Maalox. “Don’t say the ‘G-word!’” he hisses with a good-natured wink. He’ll duck the credit, but Hebermehl, with help from fellow SCAD grads Sandoz, SeeSAW co-founder James “Dr. Z” Zdaniewski and Troy Wandzel is the godfather of Savannah’s public art scene, authoring and implementing the city’s first public art ordinance. Since that first “Muralcle on 34th St.”, Hebermehl has led several projects with

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Before he knew it, I got him to agree to let me oversee Savannah’s First Ever Crowdsourced Yarnbomb. Despite the fact that I am the world’s worst knitter. (That’s no humble-brag, it’s truth. I feel sorry for my future grandchildren, who will be receiving striped nose sleeves and seven-toed socks every Chanukah.) Anyway, it was the collaboration that intrigued me the most: I’m here in this quirky Southern city! You are, too! Let’s make something pretty! A Facebook post soliciting contributions of the simple 9-inch squares yielded enthusiastic response. Blocks of color started showing up on my porch, on my messy desk at the office, in my kids’ school cubbies. More than 40 people showed up to the first “stitch n’ bitch” gathering at coffee deli, and for weeks a bunch of teenagers, retirees, tired moms and tireless cheerleaders knitted and crocheted, a merry band of benevolent pranksters clicking away on their needles. We ended up with over 125 squares, each as unique as its creator. I must thank super kninjas Star Kotowski, Michelle Mcrorie, Natasha Gaskill, Kate Greene, Alice Johnston, Monique Belli, Chris Thompson, Connie Pinkerton, Pat Cook, Autumn VanGunten, Sandi Postle and the Tybee Island knitting group Purls by the Sea, my kids, my patient husband and all the others who sutured this project together. Also much gratitude to the crew of coffee.deli, who are still probably cleaning up the leftover lint.

We unveiled our collaborative endeavor at dawn last Friday at Green Truck Pub, where we covered not only the old Krispy Chic drive-thru sign, but also the signpost and all three bike racks. Sandoz (who contributed a stack of squares herself, does she EVER sleep?) and Hebermehl were in attendance, and it felt enormously satisfying and deliciously rebellious to see ordinary objects covered with our chock-a-block panels. Green Truck owner Josh Yates promises he’ll keep it up at least through the holidays, so grab a grassfed burger and check it out. It was humbling to experience how powerful the permission to create can be: Alone, I am merely a flubberfingered craft nerd.Together, we are a force. Yes, there is a vast difference in the skills required to make an intricate mural on the side of building and what is essentially a giant stocking (my “square” came out unmistakably oblong), but in some ways the effect has been the same: A community now exists where there was none before. Though I’d never put myself in the same class, I get it now when talent like Sandoz and Hebermehl talk about how public art invites us to participate in the conversation of our collective experience. An unexpected flash of color and form makes us think, it makes us smile, it makes us feel seen. What would happen if there was a whole lot more of it where we can see it? cs


Local bike commuting gets national attention Did you hear the news? List magazine has listed Savannah on its top 10 list of cities most likely to be listed on a list. I’m kidding, of course, but Savannah does wind up on a lot of lists these days. It can be confusing. For instance, Thrillist ranked Savannah seventh on its list of “America’s Most Hipster Cities.” Meanwhile our city is No. 13 on Travel + Leisure’s list of “America’s Best Cities for Hipsters.” Well, get ready for more lists. Savannah was recently ranked No. 4 on the top 10 list of rainiest cities where bicycle commuters “brave the elements.” How is such a thing determined? By combining data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey with annual average precipitation totals. This list is contained within “Where We Ride: Analysis of Bicycling in American Cities,” a report published Nov. 18 by the League of American Bicyclists. Using census data, it tracks bicycle commuting trends throughout the nation. It places Savannah at No. 12 on its “Top 20 Bike Cities” in the South and No. 31 on its nationwide “Top Commute Share” list among cities with populations of 100,000-200,000. The percentage of commuters who get to work by bike in Savannah is 1.3 percent, according to ACS data. That may not seem high, but consider that it is more than double the national average. Atlanta’s, by comparison, is at .6 percent. Davis, CA, tops the nationwide list with 19.1 percent of its citizens traveling to work by bike. And these numbers are conservative. The report’s authors point out the ACS “does not count commuters as bicyclists if they rode only part of the week, or rode their bicycle to transit and the transit portion was longer, etc.” Locally, the census data almost certainly undercounts college students who ride bikes to class or part-time jobs. Savannah Bicycle Campaign board member Ben Allen is

probably typical of many Savannah bicycle commuters. He’s a creative professional who rides from his home in the Parkside neighborhood to his office near Forsyth Park. His reasons for commuting clearly frame the benefits of going by bike. “I ride my bike to work for exercise, increased energy, fun, relaxation and because I don’t have to think about parking once I arrive,” he says. “Saving gas money is a bonus.” Stephen and Kelly Dmetruk are bicycle commuters and self-described “desk jockeys at an office on Chatham Parkway.” That’s right, Chatham Parkway. Not exactly a bicycle-friendly area. They ride from their home near the Habersham Village Shopping Center, using a route and timing designed to avoid peak periods of automobile and tractor trailer traffic. They also wear reflective vests and use “extremely bright” head and tail lights on their 16-mile round trip. The Dmetruk’s commute, despite

its epic length, is of a type that is not captured in ACS data because they do not ride every workday, further underscoring the underreporting of bicycle commuting. Their motivation is similar to Allen’s. “I had a bike and I wanted to ride it more, but was often pretty tired after I got home from work and didn’t want to do anything,” Stephen says. “Biking to and from work has been a great way of getting to go on bike rides on weekdays.” Kelly agrees. “I like commuting by bike because I love being outdoors, especially after being cooped up inside all day at work,” she says. “I am increasingly lazy about exercising just for the sake of exercising, so biking to work is the perfect way for me to be active and get some fresh air.” There are downsides to bicycle commuting, according to Allen, but they aren’t necessarily bicycle-specific. “The major obstacles I face on my bike are the same ones I face when I drive my car: Motorists speeding past stop signs and lurching to a semi-stop in intersections, and motorists distracted by their phones,” he says. Along with their efforts to be as visible as possible, the Dmetruks take additional steps to reduce risk. “We are pretty cautious about biking on Chatham Parkway, especially where it crosses Ogeechee Road, as there have been a lot of car/ bicycle accidents there and even a few fatalities,” they explain. The Dmetruks are likely atypical of bicycle commuters usually seen at that intersection in that they ride by choice, not by necessity. Those who depend on their bicycles as their main mode of transportation are often the most vulnerable users of our streets. Let’s hope the safety in numbers effect engendered by a rise in elective bicycle commuting benefits those who have no choice but to ride. cs

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Big payout for Riverkeeper, new EPD permit for King America Finishing by Jessica Leigh Lebos | jll@connectsavannah.com

It’s been two and a half years of black water, sweat and tears, but the Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) has finally resolved its legal battle with textile manufacturer King America Finishing (KAF). The two organizations issued a joint press release last week detailing the settlement that includes a $2.5 million contribution by KAF to ORK to monitor pollution levels in the Ogeechee River. The agreement also sets forth an unprecedented set of regulations required of KAF, contained in a revised wastewater permit issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Thirty-eight thousand dead fish were found floating downriver from the manufacturer’s discharge pipe in May 2011. The settlement is one of the largest payouts by a company for waterbased environmental claims in Georgia history. It also represents a significant chunk of change for the grassroots organization that has struggled to keep the issue in the courts and in the public eye. “This settlement provides ORK with the means to not only closely monitor the river on an ongoing basis, but also creates a process for discussing changes to the permit in the event any problems come to light,” said Riverkeeper Emily Markesteyn. Last week’s announcement ends what has been a contentious struggle between ORK’s environmental advocates and those representing KAF’s Screven County-based facility, which produces protective fabric used by workers in the petrochemical, steel and other hazardous industries. Since the fish kill, KAF has spent a half a million dollars on improving its wastewater treatment facilities and will invest another $2.5 million in upgrades. The consent order from the state also calls for third-party monitoring and a host of Supplemental

Environmental Projects (SEPs). In exchange, the Riverkeeper will drop its Clean Water Act lawsuit against KAF and stop fighting against the terms of the permit. It’s a deal that satisfies both sides. “After a long and productive dialogue with Ogeechee Riverkeeper, we are pleased that we have finally been able to make peace with one another,” said King America president Michael Beasley. Triangulating the controversy over the Ogeechee River is the EPD, which never charged KAF with the fish kill, citing bacterial overgrowth from low oxygen levels as its cause. During its investigation, the stage agency did find that the company had been discharging effluent from a particularly toxic line of fire retardant into the river without a permit since 2006. KAF had to shut down that line for several weeks in June 2011 but was allowed to resume operations under strict technical and testing requirements during the permit re-application process. In September 2011, the EPD announced that the recourse for King America’s negligence would be a $1 million fine, an amount considered inadequate by Riverkeeper members and those who live along the river. Furious that the negotiations had been conducted out of the public eye with no opportunity for comment, ORK’s lawyers filed a lawsuit against the EPD a month later. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Turner revoked the EPD consent order in July 2012, forcing the EPD to draft another one with public hearings. During the summer of 2012, the EPD also issued King America a new discharge permit, deemed unacceptable by ORK for its lack of direct monitoring and protective mechanisms for the river. Another lawsuit followed, and the permit was taken off the table. Buoyed by public support, the Riverkeeper pushed for more stringent guidelines and transparent test results in the new permit. Some of the negotiations include a

30-35 percent decrease in the allowed limits of ammonia and a 20 percent decrease in the total amount of wastewater discharged into the river, down from 10 percent to 8 percent. For the first time, there are also caps on total waste solids and fecal coliform as well as limits on discharged sulfides and nitrogen. Changes in color and pH will be sounded by automatic alarm, and the presence of the fire retardant chemical tetrakis hydroxymethyl phosphonium chloride (THPC) will be specifically checked for twice a month instead of twice a year. Though ORK leadership and legal counsel were closely involved with the crafting of the revised KAF permit issued on Nov. 20, there was no mention of the organization in a press release from EPD Director Judson Turner. ORK’s leaders found the lack of credit frustrating; from their standpoint, the EPD had to be forced into doing its job. “We have ultimately ensured conditions in this permit that the State should have ensured to begin with,” fumed Don Stack, who dedicated hours of pro bono legal counsel to ORK, along with Hutton Brown of GreenLaw. “It should not have taken a private non-profit company almost a year to make sure the state got a permit issued it should have gotten on its own.” In the end, however, the Riverkeeper now has the means to test the river for itself, with the full cooperation of King America Finishing. While there are still residual arguments that the company should never have been reissued another operating permit at all, those concerns have become less dominant as KAF promises to adhere to the new permit and settles civil suits out of court. “The reality is that no judge in the state is ever going to shut down a company,” said Stack. “But we’re pleased that the Ogeechee River will now be the most monitored, regulated, analyzed body of water in the state.” cs


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The square root of gratitude Weekly gatherings inspire thankfulness

At exactly twelve minutes after noon last Wednesday, a small circle of people could be seen serenely holding hands near the astrolabe in Troup Square. Though a boisterous busload of schoolchildren had unloaded for a picnic moments before, the group of 10 smiling attendees remained unperturbed. Amid the laughter and shouts surrounding them, each member of the circle took turns sharing one word for which they were grateful. “Health,” “family” and “forgiveness” could be heard. This was the latest installment of Gratitude in the Squares, a series of informal assemblies conceived and conducted by Anahata Healing Arts creative director and “positive energy artist” Joanne Morton. Along with co-founder Lynn Geddes, Morton strives at Anahata “to uplift, create and share” a positive outlook on life through meditation classes, yoga and community potlucks.

After observing the popular custom of giving daily thanks throughout November via Facebook posts, she wanted to create an opportunity to be thankful in person — as well as cultivate appreciation of some of the city’s most glorious spaces at the same time. “I love Savannah’s squares and I’ve always wanted to do something in them,” the ebullient Morton told the group gathered Gratitude on the Squares circles are open to all. under the moss-draped oaks. “I also believe that gratitude is magic! April 9, 2014. “I thought, ‘what kind of magic Beginning at precisely at 12:12 p.m. could happen if we took a few min— a fortuitous number for its repetiutes each week in a different square to tion, explained Morton — and openshare gratitude with each other?’” ing with a brief inspirational passage The project began earlier this from Angel Therapy founder Doreen month and will continue this Virtue, the meditative practice sesWednesday, Nov. 29 (the day before sions are short, sweet and open to all. Thanksgiving) in Monterey Square, So far, attendance has ranged from the following Wednesday, Dec. 4 in one to 15, and Morton welcomes anyChatham Square and so on each week one seeking a free midday attitude through all of Savannah’s functionadjustment. ing 23 squares (there used to be 24, “Everyone could use a burst of but Elbert Square, alas, remains burgratitude on their lunch break,” she ied under Montgomery Street.) The declared. gratitude-fest will conclude in JohnAfter all expressed their thanks, the son Square, the largest of them all, on circle observed a moment of silence,

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followed by spontaneous deep breaths and beatific smiles. The school kids continued their revelry at a respectful distance. “I’m so glad I could be here today,” said attendee Karrie Blew. “It’s a special time to step away from the busyness of the day and connect.” Others confirmed that the quick dose of positive energy revitalized them. Hugs and handshakes followed, and by 12:30, each individual had gone on his or her cheerful way. The holiday season brings joy for many but can also challenge others with its expectations of family and financial commitments (or lack thereof.) Morton believes the key is to set constructive intentions and keep it positive. “Expressing thanks helps us see how much we already have,” she counsels. “It’s a chance to create a consciousness of gratitude and courage in these times.” cs

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

Suburban Cowboy A Savannah man reattempted a burglary where he had failed the day before, but was foiled again.

Justin Edward Boykin, 27, was arrested by Islands Precinct officers after a neighbor talking to SavannahChatham Metropolitan Police via cell phone tracked him from a residence. He has been charged with five counts of burglary in the first degree and two counts of criminal attempt at burglary. Metro police had saturated the area near Sea Island Road and Nassau Drive where five burglaries or attempted burglaries had been reported Thursday afternoon. Prescription drugs and cash had been taken in the burglaries. A victim whose residence had been involved Thursday reported seeing a man behind a neighboring house

where a burglary had been attempted the previous day. He followed the suspect who was bleeding from his hand and advised police of his location. Patrol units had locked down nearby May Howard Elementary School as a precaution. They learned Boykin had cut his hand breaking into a house on Nassau Drive. • One Savannah man is hospitalized and another is in custody after witnesses followed a hit and run driver from East Bay and Abercorn streets early this morning. Edwin Willie Rivera, 28, was stopped after he ran a red light at East Broad and President streets about 2:25 a.m. That’s when a witness identified him as the driver during a previous incident as well. Meanwhile, Andrew Seskey, 21, was being transported to Memorial University Medical Center with serious injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Officers said Rivera was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer in the right hand lane of Bay Street headed

east when he struck Seskey. Seskey was walking across Bay against the traffic light at the time. Alcohol was identified as a contributing factor for both parties. Rivera was charged with hit and run, failure to report an accident, DUI less safe, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to obey traffic signals. • A Savannah man who reported he had been assaulted, robbed at gunpoint and left tied up in his own living room on Sept. 4, has been charged with falsely reporting the crime. Timothy Daniel, 28, of the first block of Belfare Drive, was charged by detectives with false statements and false report of a crime after a twomonth investigation. That investigation revealed that the crime he had reported never took place. Southside Patrol officers had been

called to the residence and found Daniel bound hand and foot with plastic ties. He said he had been struck over the head, robbed of some $1,400 by two men with blue bandanas over their faces, and left tied up. “These false reports tie up a significant amount of resources,” said Interim Police Chief Julie Tolbert. “Officers are pulled off their assigned duties to locate, secure and protect the crime scenes. Forensics investigators are brought in to document the sites. And detectives are reassigned from active investigations to these fraudulent cases. No police department can afford to waste such resources.” cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020


In detective fiction, a common plot device is the broken clock or watch that tells the time of the murder. Does this ever happen? Has a broken clock or watch ever been admitted as evidence in a murder trial? —Oscar, Maryland This is one of those tropes future consumers of vintage whodunits are going to find unintelligible. It’s not like we don’t use timekeeping devices anymore; on the contrary, I’m still waiting for clothing manufacturers to resize that little pouch in a pair of pants to fit the pocket watch known as an iPhone. However, the day will surely come when someone reading Agatha Christie’s 1963 novel The Clocks (the murder victim is found surrounded by clocks stopped at 4:13) is going to say: A clock with stopped hands? What the hell is that? Be that as it may, we found many real-life murder cases where a stopped timepiece had been used to determine the time of death: • In 1867 Joseph Humphrey was found dead near Yuba City, California, having been attacked by an unknown assailant with a hammer. The time of death was fixed by a silver watch with a broken crystal in the victim’s pocket, showing about 11 PM. • In 1919 taxi driver Dosylva Cote was waylaid and beaten to death while en route between Worcester and Clinton, Massachusetts. Although his automobile was taken, his money and watch were not. The watch had stopped at 3:30 AM and restarted when shaken, thus likely indicating the time of death. • In 1935 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Coleman of Spotsylvania, Virginia, were murdered and thrown into a well. One clue left behind by the killers was an antique eight-day pendulum clock stopped at 8:20, apparently when the cabinet door was opened. In other instances, a stopped watch figured in a murder trial:

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• In 1857, Charles Littles of Rochester, New York, was murdered by his brother-in-law Ira Stout for mistreating his wife, Stout’s sister Sarah. (The fact that Littles had discovered his wife and BIL were having an incestuous affair may have been a factor.) Sarah and Ira lured Charles to a riverbank one night, where Ira bludgeoned him with an iron mallet and shoved his body into the water. When Ira was tried for the murder, a piece of evidence against him was Charles’s broken watch—stopped at 8:40 PM. • In 1954 not one but two damaged watches were involved in one of the most famous murder cases of the 20th century: that of Dr. Sam Sheppard, accused of beating his wife, Marilyn, to death. Watch one, which belonged to Marilyn, was reported to have stopped at 3:12; later, though, one investigating officer said it had read 11:30, and a police photo showed it reading 8:05. Watch two, belonging to Sam, was covered with blood and found in a green bag on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie. This watch had stopped at 4:15, apparently when water got into it. Sheppard was convicted and imprisoned but acquitted years later after a second trial. • In 2004 Ivan Camacho was found dead in a remote part of southern California with multiple stab wounds, wearing a smashed wristwatch stopped at 3:19 AM, which investigators took to be the time of death. Machuca was found guilty of murder. In those cases, the broken timepiece wasn’t key. But one where it was: • In 1941 Merrill Joss was tried in Maine for the bludgeoning death of his wife, Luverne. Witnesses testified Merrill said he’d left the house at 8 PM and returned 12 minutes later to find Luverne dead. But her watch, broken and bloodied, was stopped at 8:16. What’s more, Merrill didn’t call the police until 9:03, 47 minutes after the watch had stopped. He was convicted and sentenced to prison. Despite advancing technology, dramatists still resort to the stoppedwatch gambit. In a recent episode of the TV series Criminal Minds, for example, a serial killer places a watch stopped at 6:22 on victims’ wrists. This seems a bit musty. Surely in an era of ubiquitous metadata, a modern Poirot might determine not just the time and place of a victim’s death, but the force of the fatal blow. cs

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• Recurring Theme: The Environmental Protection Agency, already revealed in June to have allowed a contractor to maintain taxpayer-funded “man caves” (TVs, appliances, couches, videos, etc.) hidden away in a Washington, D.C.-area warehouse, made the news again during the government shutdown in October when soup with a 1997 expiration date was found during the shutdown in an EPA employees’ refrigerator. Furthermore, in September, former high-level EPA executive John Beale pleaded guilty to defrauding the agency of $900,000 in salary, expenses and bonuses dating back to the 1990s by claiming work orders (including secret projects for the CIA) that no one at EPA appears ever to have tried to verify. • In October, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro created a “Vice Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness” to coordinate the welfare programs begun by the late President Hugo Chavez. Critics charged, however, that there is much to be unhappy about, given the country’s annual rate of inflation (near 50 percent), and an Associated Press dispatch quoted one critic who said she would be happy enough if only stores were not constantly out of milk and toilet paper. (Another skeptic said he looked forward to maybe a Vice Ministry of Beer). • The U.S. government has engaged in some legendarily wasteful projects, but leaders in China’s Yungai village

(pop. 3,683), in Hunan province, have Great Art! surely raised the bar for epic squander Leandro Granato, 27, said that he after borrowing the equivalent of $2.4 discovered, as a kid in Argentina, that million and building an impressive liquids sucked up through his nose seven-story government headquarters could then be squirted out of his eye — but with 96 still-unlooked-out front — and an art career was born. News windows because there is no activity sites reported in October that Granato’s beyond the first floor. According to “eye paintings” of ink colors, splattered an October London Daily Telegraph out as tears on canvas report, the only occupants in various motifs (from are the village governup to 1 1/2 pints of ink ment’s eight employees. each), are offered for • Though many people sale at a top-end price of might agree with blind the equivalent of $2,400 HMMM ... musician Stevie Woneach. (Huffington Post’s SHOULD BLIND der that it is “crazy” to story also reminded PEOPLE CARRY let people like him carry readers that Chilean GUNS? guns, federal and state laws artist Carina Ubeda is seem ambiguous, accordanother who uses her ing to a lengthy analysis of body functions as a Iowa’s supplied by the Des medium — specifically, Moines Register in Septemher menstrual blood, ber. Some Iowa sheriffs which she employed in believe that federal antithe form of 90 used sandiscrimination law limits itary napkins arranged their discretion (though in a hoop featuring an they can deny permits for apple, symbolizing ovulack of physical or mental lation. Her June show ability to handle the gun). ran in Quillota, Chile.) The National Federation of the Blind generally trusts its members never to Police Report use guns recklessly, a spokesman said, • Informal Georgia Sobriety Tests: and blind Iowa activist Michael Barber Rachel Gossett blew a .216 alcohol emphasized his right. “(Y)ou take it out reading in Loganville, Ga., in Novemand point and shoot,” he said, “and I ber, but that was probably a formality don’t necessarily think eyesight is necafter an officer witnessed her attempt essary. ... For me, the inspiration is just to put a cheeseburger from a Waffle to see if I run into any difficulties.” Shop onto her foot as if it were a shoe. And Rashad Williams, 38, was charged

with DUI in Atlanta in October after he crashed through the front of a Walgreens drugstore and then, according to a witness, calmly exited his vehicle (which was sticking halfway into the building) and resumed drinking next door at the Anchor Bar. • Round Up the Usual Suspect: Indicted for rape in August in Hamilton County, Tenn.: Mr. John Allan Raper, 19. (Other recent miscreants were Mr. Batman Suparman, 23, convicted in Singapore in November of housebreaking and theft, and Mr. Bamboo Flute Blanchard, 18, who was arrested in June in Gainesville, Fla., and accused of trying to stab his father for an unreported provocation — although one possible motive suggests itself.) • Chutzpah!: Sheriff ’s deputy Darrell Mathis of Newton County, Ga. (30 miles east of Atlanta), a five-year veteran, was arrested in September and charged with selling marijuana locally — from his squad car, in uniform, and apparently without inhibition. A confidential informant, unnerved by Mathis’ alleged brazenness, convinced FBI agents in April 2013 to do a bythe-book sting (with which Mathis, of course, naively cooperated, according to bureau affidavits). (In their final meeting before the arrest, for example, Mathis took pains to assure the agents: “Don’t worry. I’m on your side.” He was reportedly enthusiastic about the sting’s plan to run marijuana and cocaine from Alabama to North Carolina.)


• When Franco Scaramuzza witnessed two men pepper-spraying a couple in a shopping center parking lot in Nashville, Tenn., in September, he bravely responded in the only way he knew. Scaramuzza, who teaches the art of fencing, drew his fencing sword (“epee”) and challenged the men. With his epee held high and aimed, and chanting fencing-type yells, he charged at the men. As he said later, “They completely panicked and dropped everything ... and really took off.” Michael Butt and Zachary Johnson were arrested nearby and charged with robbery. • In a courthouse lobby in Kelso, Wash., in October, a woman brought

a cake in with her through security. Robert Fredrickson, a stranger, was also in the building on business. Without warning, Fredrickson attacked — the cake, not the woman — feeding himself with his hands before washing them off at a drinking fountain. “(S)tand right there. Don’t move,” yelled a deputy, attempting to bring Fredrickson to justice. As soon as the officer looked away, however, Fredrickson returned to clawing at the cake and stuffing his mouth. Finally, several deputies arrived to subdue Fredrickson and charge him with theft and resisting arrest.

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Not Ready for Prime Time: Derek Codd, 19, apparently left his cellphone, by accident, at the house in Lake Worth, Fla., that he had burglarized in November, and just as investigating officers were arriving and noticed it, the phone rang. (“Who is this?” an officer asked. The caller answered innocently, “Derek Codd’s mother.” Derek was arrested a short time later.)

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When you think of British punk bands that were actually thrashing about all the way back in the mid to late 1970s, when the movement was sweeping the U.K., who comes to mind — Sex Pistols, Clash, Damned? Allow me to give you The Business. By 1980, British punk had splintered into loads of different directions — including what slack-brained labelists at the time took to calling “new wave,” which really wasn’t so new at all … but I digress. Working class kids who believed (quite correctly) that punk had been commercialized and (gasp) an accepted part of the bad old music business, kept it hard, fast and streetsloppy with a hardcore subgenre eventually dubbed Oi! It’s anthemic, soccer-match punk, and its association with angry violence (not to mention that many of the early Oi! fans were card-carrying skinheads who lived by the far right) led some in the tarty U.K. music press to tag it “punk’s idiot half-brother.” Others just went with the slightly nicer-sounding “pub rock.” Michael “Micky Fitz” Fitzsimmons has been the lead singer of The Business since the band was formed in 1979. Amazingly, this rough and ragged band is still in existence and still touring; Micky Fitz and (his new) company will perform at the Jinx Saturday, Nov. 30. That’s right, Oi! didn’t die with the 4-Skins, Blitz or the Angelic Upstarts. The best-known Business songs are doubtless “Drinking and Driving,”

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“Smash the Discos” and (try to figure out what this one’s about) “England 5 — Germany 1.” A few months ago, an interviewer in Hawaii asked Fitzsimmons if the working class issues, as he saw them, were the same after three decades and change. “Some of them are the same,” replied the frontman. “People out of work…is an old problem, but it’s relevant now. Computers have put people out of work. There’s so much work that can be done on the computer now that used to take 10 people now. “I’m actually a technophile, I love technology, have to have the next new phone. I love cinema and TiVo, but I am not a social networker because I think it’s taken away personal touches, and privacy. I’d rather use the telephone.” Opening the show will be the Orlando-based hardcore foursome the Attack, with “classic, face-smashing, broken bottle punk.”

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• On Dec. 14, the Train Wrecks and the Accomplices will be back at the American Legion Hall on Bull Street for yet another Homegrown Holiday Hoedown. These for-charity shows are always great fun. Keep it here and we’ll fill in the blanks as info becomes available. This one will also have the New Familiars and American Hologram. • Cool stuff this week: Wormsloew makes a rare appearance Wednesday (Nov. 27) at Sandfly Bar & Grill; on the 3rd (Tuesday) Hang Fire’s got Crazy Bag Lady, Sins of Godless Men, Hot Plate and Forced Entry. Hey, holiday-heads: Jinx shows on the horizon include American Aquarium with the Savannah Sweet Tease (Dec. 14), Lullwater and American Mannequins (Dec. 21), and the long-awaited return of Lucero (Jan. 27, with Johnny Fritz). CS


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If there exists a particularly dedicated group of Nutcracker fans out there, do you suppose they would call themselves Crackernuts? Or Crackerheads? These rabid followers of the classic Christmas ballet would be in sugar plum heaven in Savannah, where there are two productions of The Nutcracker — one professional, one not — on the same day, in different theaters, every year. It’s a holiday tradition, as predictable as the ingredients in a Paula Deen pound cake. In fact, the two productions are timed in such a way that an industrious Crackernut — or Crackerhead, if you like — could catch them both without having to race at all through pesky post-Thanksgiving traffic. The Columbia City Ballet has had The Nutcracker in its repertoire since 1978. Like most professional companies, Columbia City makes money from touring this extremely popular show — it travels to six southern cities every year, including (for more than a decade) Savannah. Artistic director William Styron says that, for his ensemble, The Nutcracker never gets old. “Not only are we trying to be as good as we were last year, we’ve got to try to be better than we were last year,” he told us. “It keeps evolving every year, so you try to top yourself. “I change The Nutcracker a little

“The truth is that it’s one of the three most famous classics that Tchaikovsky created, with Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty,” he explained. “Now, those absolutely have very little leeway. You can’t change anything.

bit every year, so it keeps it fresh for me. To be honest, I get to see how some of the dancers are building and growing, and how I can kind of stretch and mold them. “Dancers get their big break at Nutcracker time; it’s a big time to be able to prove themselves. I do a lot of alternating between the cities, so dancers get to surprise me and try different dances that maybe they wouldn’t be considered for at other times.” The Columbia City Nutcracker has a cast of 160, including principals from the company and local dancers age 5-15, recruited from each city on the tour. The core characters — Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Nutcracker, the Mouse King et al — never change. It wouldn’t be The Nutcracker without them, or the Christmas-dream plotline, or Tchaikovsky’s stirring score. However, Styron said, there is room for movement, within the movement.

“But The Nutcracker, because it’s done every year, uses as the standard the original Ballets Russe choreography. In Act One, you have a lot of freedom. “You have freedom in the Russian dances, but when you get to the Grand Pas de Deux of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Sugar Plum Cavalier, you do not so much. You stick to the classic Ballets Russe; that’s the standard. And you can’t change the Sugar Plum Fairy solo at all.” Company principal Regina Willoughby reprises her 2012 performance as the Sugar Plum Fairy. “I think the Sugar Plum Fairy is good because it’s a commanding role,” Willoughby told Connect in 2012. “In essence, she’s in charge of the Land of the Sweets. I have a very strong personality type, so that comes naturally to me. “But the sweet, delicate feel that the Sugar Plum Fairy has is a challenge for me. And over the years, it’s become more and more comfortable. Now, I look forward to it.” Dancing the Sugar Plum Cavalier will be principal Journy WilkesDavis, who also had the role in 2012. The Savannah Ballet Theatre’s original adaptation, The Nutcracker in Savannah, evolves as well. In fact, artistic director Sue Braddy makes a


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point of changing key aspects of her show, performed by young dance students and guest professionals, every time. What doesn’t change is the central concept, that it’s 1945 in downtown Savannah, and every character, major and minor, has some connection to one of our city’s post-war landmarks. Two changes for 2013: The Savannah Philharmonic, which has provided a live orchestra score for the past two seasons, is not involved this time around (the music is recorded); and Braddy has augmented the physical set with projected animations. Crackernuts unite! CS Columbia City Ballet: The Nutcracker Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. When: At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 Tickets: $15-$38 via etix.com

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Judging by long lines snaking out the door of every caffeine purveyor from Victory to Broughton, there can never be too many coffeeshops in downtown Savannah. The latest buzz on the café scene is the Foundery Coffee Pub, strategically located across from SCAD’s Anderson Hall on the corner of Anderson and Habersham streets. Offering all manner of espresso drinks, sweet snacks and a parking lot in back, it’s a welcome addition that serves the speedy, “get in-get out” set as well as those who prefer to lounge with their lattes and laptops for hours on end. The concept is simple and done right: Hot and cold coffee and tea beverages with specialties that include sweet n’ strong cubano con leche, spicy chai tea and caramel maple lattes. The pastry shelves are filled with various confections from Back in the Day Bakery like Mexican hot chocolate cookies as well as FORM’s famous flavored cheesecakes. Nothing complicated here; just high quality caffeine and sugar served with a smile. Adhering to Savannah’s fine-tuned coffee consciousness, beverages are made from beans ethically sourced and locally roasted by Cup to Cup’s James Spano, who personally trained the Foundery’s barista crew in the art of espresso. Though Spano is the wholesale supplier and not related to the business, Foundery proprietor Kevin Veitinger credits his support as part of café’s foundation. “James has been part of the dream since the beginning,” says Veitinger, who has spent the better part of the last year readying the venture to open its doors. Spano’s commitment to quality drinks is echoed director of operations James Barfield. “We call him ‘The Godfather,’”

jokes Barfield, who oversees the friendly staff, nattily decked out in vests and ties as part of the café’s signature old-timey atmosphere. The retro ambience is aided by red cushioned chairs and a dark wood bar created from reclaimed palettes by Wes Stoneman of RetroFit Custom Designs. A vintage 1920s Apollo player piano donated by Cheryl and Griffin Day beckons from the back wall, and if you ask nicely, Barfield might key it up to play renditions of “Maple Leaf Rag” and “Mack the Knife.” (Don’t be too fooled by the old school charm, however; the wi-fi connection is lightning-fast, courtesy of Digital Doc’s Eric Sharpe.) While college students certainly make up much of the foot traffic, Veitinger wants to attract nearby residents, artists and young families to the spacious new hangout. The walls serve as a revolving gallery space, and there’s large conference table in back which groups of eight or more can reserve for free. “We want to cultivate a place where this diverse neighborhood can meet itself,” he says, noting that he chose the location not only for its proximity to SCAD but also for its mixed socioeconomic surroundings. Many Savannahians already know Veitinger as the tattooed, soccer-playing, mutton-chopped Methodist minister known to hold services in bars and people’s livingrooms. A longtime proponent of social justice and equality, he devised this venture as an incubator for programs that serve those

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Bicycle to brewcycle local breweries led him to create PLANNING a leather growler cage that straps TO bike to a underneath the bicycle’s saddle or on friend’s house to the seat post depending on your bike’s share a brew but design. concerned about These $90 attachments aren’t cheap, securing your but they are beautifully crafted with cargo for thick straps of seasoned material that the trip? fit a 64-ounce growler securely and I have stylishly. The growler’s positioning good directly under the rider means that news: the bicycle’s weight distribution is There are maintained and your glassware never some new gets in the way of your ride. It’s defibicycle accessories on the market nitely a specialty piece, as I couldn’t designed just for you. find anything else in my refrigerator The timing couldn’t be better. Last that would fit inside, but for a onemonth, Savannah was officially desigtrick pony it performs very well. nated a Bicycle Friendly Community The rough underside of the leather by the League of American Bicyclists. provides solid friction to wedge the The bronze medal commendation growler in place. The buckles and came after years of hard work from snaps are hardy and provide a high passionate advocates in our city who contrast shine to the workmanlike, encouraged riding as a viable means oiled finish of the main sleeve. It’s as of transportation. gorgeous as any baseball glove I’ve Our local government pitched in held, with thick stitching and the with dedicated bike lanes, creating a smell that only new leather exudes. safer environment for those riding If a six-pack is more your thing, bikes. Cycling in Savannah is becomPortland’s Walnut Studiolo sells a ing increasingly popular thanks to strap that was originally designed for that friendly climate and the city’s holding a mallet during a game of compact, well-organized urban core. bike polo. The frame cinch is a multiOne common concern for those faceted tool to have in your accessory ditching their car for in-town trips arsenal as it can hold anything from a is the lack of storage options on a fishing pole to an umbrella. However, bicycle. Typical upgrades are to add Walnut has found a definite niche in a rear rack or a cute basket in front marketing the leather attachment as of the handlebars. But if you’re a beer fan, you might be looking for something tailored more to your specific needs. Thankfully, the continued growth of the beer market has coincided with the cycling boom and produced some wonderful products bridging these two worlds. Pedal Happy Design is the storefront of San Francisco Bay Area leather craftsman Scott Lelikoff. His love Transporting your brews by bike has never been easier. of supporting

an easy way to transport beer. I was skeptical about this one. Where the growler holder was out of sight and out of mind while riding, the 6 Pack Frame Cinch design places the beer directly between your legs. Thankfully, my fear of knees scraping against cardboard were entirely unfounded. Husband-and wife-team Geoffrey and Valerie Franklin run Walnut Studiolo, inspired by their affinity for leather horse tack. The cinch fits in that aesthetic well, with a bit of western flair from the stamped leather name mark and loop-through design reminiscent of a saddle’s girth straps. For $24, it’s a gorgeous and versatile piece. You’ll want to make sure you tighten the strap all the way through to keep the six-pack holder from sliding. Be aware that the design only lends itself to men’s style bikes with a top tube parallel to the ground. A new cardboard holder should fare well, but if you’re recycling older flimsy holders, or if they’ve gotten a bit wet, you may be in trouble. The tightness causes a bit of pull against the sides and bottom of the six pack carrier that may stress the glue, so keep that in mind. The bottles do casually bump against each other to create a glass-on-glass chiming noise but I couldn’t imagine a scenario short of a crash where breakage would occur. Of course, these stylish, hand-crafted bicycle accessories are for transporting your brew from one spot to another for imbibing and NOT for drinking while riding. Whether as a gift for a friend or yourself, these are highend attachments that bring the rustic chic of leather to our modern cycling machines and enable a deserved toast at the end of a long ride. cs

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Works by Robert Henri, from Spanish Sojourn, currently at the Jepson.

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As we near the close of yet another year, the holiday season is a time for reflection and for giving thanks. There are many things to be grateful for in the art community of Savannah. The continuous rise of art galleries alone throughout the city is enough to give thanks. They have housed exhibitions of upcoming and established artists who have chosen Savannah as their home and their place of inspiration. Whether your preference lies in old masters or artists of the digital age, the art scene of Savannah has

the uncanny ability to hold onto history while embracing the future. At Kobo Gallery at 33 Barnard Street, I spoke at length with artiston-duty David Kaminsky, who is a former professor of photography at SCAD. His photographic series “The Decisive Pixel” hung on the wall behind him as he described the uniqueness of Savannah that cannot

be found in more metropolitan areas. He speaks of the landscape of the Lowcountry and how the pace of life contributes to the production of meaningful art. But art isn’t the only thing made in Savannah; friends are made as well. These are the people that you encounter at gallery openings and museum exhibitions that share your passion for art, both its creation and admiration. They are the ones who become our biggest fans and, with any luck, our staunchest critics Artist and co-owner of the Non Fiction Gallery, Heather McRaeTrulson says, “I’m grateful for friends who are knowledgeable, interested in making and talking about art and the cold and rainy days that are few and far between that facilitate making.” Former Connect contributor Paula Fogarty shares McRae-Trulson’s enthusiasm, adding, “I’m thankful for all the people I have met including galleries, artists, patrons, and hangers-on. This community is brimming with creativity, and I hope that more visionary entrepreneurs will see the opportunity to open new galleries that represent artists regularly.” Rihab Bagnole, professor of Art History at the Savannah College of Art and Design, has an even stronger take: “There’s no Savannah without the art community. The whole lifestyle here will be tasteless and senseless without the Savannah art community.” Personally, I’m grateful for the freedom of Sunday afternoons and

free weeks at the Jepson Center. There, Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain, an exhibition of 43 paintings from the American painter Robert Henri (1865-1929) is on display until March 9. Throughout the exhibition flamenco dancers, gypsies and bullfighters are painted against dark backgrounds, highlighting the subjects’ beauty, grace, dignity and pride. His passion for his subject matter is displayed on the walls and fortified with descriptions of his work. Upon encountering his subjects, Henri declared, “my interest in awakened and my impulse immediately is to tell about them through my own language — drawing and painting in color.” This language is used throughout his Ingresesque portraits capturing each person in contrapposto poses, as if each portrait is inviting you into its Spanish world. The subjects he paints do not seem to be sitting for Henri but rather are waiting to return to their lives outside of the canvas, lives full of rich Spanish traditions that too captured the imagination of Robert Henri. Whether he’s painting a young dancer with the promise of life ahead of her or an old man ravaged by time, Henri’s work exhibits their dignity of life. Despite World War I, which separated his earlier works from his later paintings, his portrayal of the individual remains constant. Rich or poor, young or old, tame or savage, these portraits demonstrate Henri’s ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary through his use of coloration and his dedication to the people of Spain. It is afternoons such as these, spent in the solace of a museum that I’m most thankful for the art found in Savannah. So whether you spend Thanksgiving in Savannah or you find yourself in the other places you call home remember upon your return that there is so much art here to be grateful for and even though the holiday is over you can still give thanks to the art community by visiting any and all of the galleries here. cs


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Petite Mort,” together with selected film stills. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Art by Edward Jones —

Sculpture using a variety of media, including recycled wood, PVC, resin and glass. Artist’s reception Sun. Dec. 8, 1-3pm Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

Batik and Fibre Art Exhibition — Gallery 209

Merry Art Market — Give handmade happiness this holiday season. Meet and greet the artists and purchase pottery, silversmithed jewelry, turned wood, fibers, stained glass, and more. Sat., Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m Savannah’s Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St. Vibe Electricity — An exhi-

bition of folk art paintings by local artist Jeff Zeigler. Artist’s reception Fri. Dec. 6, 6-9pm, with DJ and other entertainment. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

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Contemporary Southern Landscape — The unique

landscape of the South is the subject of this exhibition of work by a wide range of artists, media, and styles. Jepson Center, 207 West York St.

Pierre Gonnord: Portraying the South — In recognition

of the 50th anniversary of the death of William Faulkner, the artist conducted a three-month residency in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Reception Friday, Jan. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Exhibition by Diana Al-Hadid — Large-scale gypsum

December artists of the month are batik artist Tibby Llewellyn and fiber artist Gini Steele. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

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

Panhandle Slim Folk Art Show — A folk art show by

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

SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Marc Osborne’s “It’s Going to be Okay, Even if it Isn’t” — Works in illustration,

Ice or Salt — Iconic and re-

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

fine art, and printmaking trying to make beautiful works from prior mistakes. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

Josh Yu — Yu, a native

of China, blends Chinese and U.S./European influences in his paintings. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street.

Material Witness — Su-

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

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

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bines his fashion illustrations with work inspired by Nelson Mandela. 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 photo-

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Wardell Milan: The Kingdom or Exile, Parisian Landscapes — New works

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

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

An exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Featuring rarely seen Warhol prints, including Warhol’s “Flash – November 22, 1963” screenprint portfolio, including a complete collection of 11 images inspired by the tragic event. Jepson Center, 207 West York St.

Woven and Quilted Intersections — Photo quilts by

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Is it November 2014 yet? Because that’s when the third movie in the franchise based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novels is due for release - an impossibly long wait for those of us ready to keep watching as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came to its climactic close. Yes, it’s that good. Bucking the laws of diminishing returns when it comes to sequels, it’s even better than last year’s The Hunger Games, itself no slouch in the entertainment department. Picking up where the first film left off, with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) back at home in District 12 after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games (sorry, series newbies will have to catch up on their own), there are all sorts of problems brewing on the local and national scenes. Katniss’ main squeeze, Gale (Liam Hemsworth), wants to believe that her heart still belongs to him, but he’s bothered by her actions during the competition, when she convincingly made it look like she loved Peeta in an effort to save both their lives. Peeta, for his part, doesn’t appreciate the brushoff she’s given him since

returning home, and he mopes around as only the puppyish Peeta can. Meanwhile, in the Capitol, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) senses in Katniss the spark needed for a revolution, and he employs ominous threats against her loved ones to get her to cooperate. She agrees to be a complacent winner, smiling wanly at the throngs of crowds as she and Peeta make their way through the requisite victory tour, but Snow remains unconvinced. So at the urging of the latest Games designer (a slippery Philip Seymour Hoffman), the prez decides that it’s back to the killing fields for Katniss and Peeta, with their new allies and


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There’s a sickly-sweetness to About Time, the new one from witty British writer/director Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Pirate Radio). For all its life lesson subtext — live each day to the fullest, enjoy every sandwich, etc. — the film is essentially just a sappy rom-com (albeit a witty, British one) about two attractive young people who can’t live without one another. There’s a convoluted (and wholly unnecessary) subplot about time travel, and Curtis’ standard chocolatebox sampler of eccentric secondary characters, but About Time is centered on British Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) and American Mary (Rachel McAdams), who meet cute and fall in love. Bill Nighy, a Curtis perennial, plays Tim’s father, the head of a strange but loving household in the seaside town of Cornwall (although they reside in a mansion right on the beach, what Dad does for a living is never explained). I’ll go to see Nighy anywhere, any time — hey, I even sat through Valkyrie and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel — and he’s wonderful here, lowkey and mumbly as ever, but since Dad isn’t the centerpiece of the film, we don’t see enough of him. Gleeson’s ginger-haired Tim is the Richard Curtis stock character, the charming, well-meaning but befuddled leading man (think Hugh Grant in the Curtis-penned Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually). Gleeson is a fine actor but not particularly compelling onscreen. For two hours. Frankly, I could not figure out what McAdams’ winsome Mary saw in the bloke. Love Actually (2003) has become something of a classic, on both sides of the Atlantic. Comparisons are bound to be made. So let’s address the issue right here, right now. About Time isn’t as good. It isn’t as funny. It feels, often, like Curtis is trying extra hard — a little too hard — to work up some of his earlier movie’s magic pixie dust. (Review by Bill DeYoung)

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We don’t know anything about the protagonist of All Is Lost, except for the fact that he’s played by Robert Redford. We don’t even know his name, since he’s billed in the credits simply as “Our Man.” What we do learn, though, is that he’s in deep water, both literally and figuratively. Somewhere in the Indian Ocean, this man is resting in the cabin of his yacht when it’s suddenly struck by something. Upon investigation, he sees that it’s a large shipping container just ... there, floating along in the middle of the sea. To make the sight even more surreal, its released cargo is floating all around it: tennis shoes, lots of tennis shoes. (Given the geographic location of this body of water, perhaps they’re Nikes that the odious Phil Knight or his successors ordered to be produced by child laborers in Indonesian or Malaysian sweat shops? But I digress.) It turns out that the collision was strong enough to tear a sizable hole in the side of his boat, so he sets about repairing it as best he can. But will it be secure enough to withstand the upcoming storm, not to mention the other hurdles that fate places in his path? Sophomore writer-director J.C. Chandor Chandor takes this minimalist movie experience — one actor, scant dialogue, no significant sets aside from sea vessels — and makes it gripping for most of the 105-minute running time. The film could stand being trimmed about 10 or 15 minutes — not because it grows tedious (it doesn’t), but because the dire predicaments piled on this man’s head almost become comical in their quantity. A radio that’s kaput, contaminated drinking water and a visit from a school of sharks are just some of the myriad troubles faced by our hapless hero. Aside from a choice placement of the f-word, the only dialogue in the entire film is an opening voiceover in which Redford’s character is apologizing to those in his life for his failings. It’s a risky business not providing any back story for this character, meaning audiences will have to decide how much to invest in his plight. Is he apologizing for not being a good father? For not taking out the trash often enough? For embezzling funds? For hacking up a room full of nuns?


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mirth, as what he does with his hammer Mjolnir when entering a house. 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.

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At the risk of sounding flippant, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave will make an excellent bookend piece to Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, once it hits DVD early next year. After all, cinema’s twin purpose is to educate and entertain, and 12 Years a Slave is certainly one for the history — and film history — books, using a chapter of reality to deliver a powerful punch to our learned senses. After seeing bad people get away with bad deeds throughout this picture, it would only be natural to seek a palate cleanser, and although it also contains many scenes of explicit brutality, Django Unchained at least ends with a former slave riding tall in the saddle after he’s managed to blow away human vermin left and right. As he did with Inglourious Basterds, Tarantino offers the fantasy most of us want; McQueen, on the other hand, provides the reality many of us still refuse to absorb. Slavery is such a cancerous tumor on our American heritage that it always amazes me that anyone can call this the greatest nation in the world with a straight face. (And before Tea Party putzes start twitching and foaming and seeking out my birth certificate, let me say that I also

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don’t think it’s worse than any other country, all of which have their own national disgraces.) Like the landmark 1977 miniseries Roots, 12 Years a Slave turns to recorded history to gather the evidence, but because it’s an R-rated movie rather than a prime-timefriendly TV show, the ghastly sights and accompanying sounds on display in this new piece will disturb far more deeply. Based on the same-named 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup, this shows how Mr. Northup (superbly played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) is enjoying life as a happy husband, a proud papa and, most crucially, a free black man in 1841 New York when his life takes a calamitous turn. Lured to Washington, D.C., under the pretense of employing his musical skills for the benefit of a traveling show, he instead is chained, beaten and provided with a new identity as a Georgia runaway named Platt. He’s taken to a particularly capitalistic slave trader (Paul Giamatti), who in turn sells him to a soft-spoken Baptist preacher named William Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch). Ford, who owns a vast Louisiana plantation, admires Northup for his engineering skills, but trouble arises when one of his foremen (Paul Dano) takes it upon himself to teach this slave a lesson. Circumstances dictate that Northup be shuttled off to another owner, but unlike Ford, the sadistic Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) likes nothing about his new slave and seeks only to keep him down. Knowing the story’s outcome does nothing to lessen the potency of what’s shown on screen, largely because of the courageous manner in which McQueen holds certain shots

as if he’s daring us to look away for even a second. We don’t — out of respect as much as anything else — although it’s especially hard during an excruciatingly lengthy sequence in which Northup, with his hands still tied and a noose still around his neck after an aborted lynching, stands on his tippy toes in an effort not to hang himself. Audience unease also solidifies when the focal point is Patsey, a young slave who stirs the lust of Epps and earns the hatred of his wife (Sarah Paulson). Making her feature debut, Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised and Yale-educated Lupita Nyong’o is outstanding in the role, as Patsey is willing to learn what it takes to survive (as Northup has done) but too boxed in to really persevere. While Ejiofor and Nyong’o should emerge as the film’s award contenders, 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. CS

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The vacuum-sealed status of this man admittedly places some distance between him and viewers, although the presence of Redford in the role goes a long way toward closing the gap. Stripped of words, he has to rely on actions and expressions to convey his character’s frequent shifts between feeling confident and competent to combatting worry and fatigue. It’s a strikingly physical performance, more so coming from a man who’s 77.

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Activism & Politics Drinking Liberally

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

What is your child reading and learning? Have a say in that material, through December 6, 2013. The Savannah Chatham County Public School system is in the beginning stages of the English Language Arts Learning Resources adoption process. The adoption process is an opportunity to create a pool of recommended resources for schools to purchase. Materials for consideration will be on display on the third floor of the district’s Central Administration Office located at 208 Bull Street through December 6, 2013. Materials are broken down into four grade bands: Kindergarten through second grade; third through fifth grade; sixth through eighth grade; and ninth through twelfth grade. Parents, students, and SCCPSS staff are encouraged to review the content to help evaluate and determine the best resources for our district. Evaluation forms may be found with the provided content. Through Dec. 6. 912 - 395 - 1196. Through Dec. 6 Savannah Chatham County Public Schools, 208 Bull St. Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

Free to attend. Note new location, date and time. Food and beverages available for purchase. Buffet is optional. Call for additional information. Reservations not necessary. Annual Dues $10.00.

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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 5th Annual Pickle Run 5k Road & Beach Race

Come run off that Turkey belly for a good cause. This casual road and beach run benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire. Your $25 donation snags you a T-shirt, Huc-A-Poo’s Breakfast Pizza and that well deserved cold one. No one leaves without some kind of prize! Sign up on Active.com to ensure a t-shirt. Registration day of starts at 8am. See you there! $25 Sat., Nov. 30, 9 a.m. 912.695.6455. hrogers99_99@ yahoo.com. hucapoos.com/. Sat., Nov. 30, 9 a.m Huc-A-Poo’s, 1213 US Hwy. 80 East. Chatham County Animal Control Seeks Donations of Items

Chatham County Animal Control is in need of items for pets in the facility. Seeking donations of canned and dry dog and cat food, baby formula, newspaper, paper towels, soaps, crates, leashes, collars, wash cloths, and towels. Open daily from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. . 912-351-6750. animalcontrol. chathamcounty.org. Chatham County Animal Shelter, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. Forsyth Farmers Market Seeks Sponsors

Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. . kristen@forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket. com. forsythfarmersmarket.com/. Forsyth Farmers’ 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. 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-s-

special-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. Santa Claws Pet Pictures with Santa

A benefit for Save-a-Life animal welfare agency. Sat. Dec. 14, 11am-4pm. Bring your own camera, smart phone, or tablet to take your pet’s pictures with Santa,with the help of Save-ALife elves. Pets must arrive leashed or in carriers. Kids welcome to join their pets in the photos. $5 donation Through Dec. 14. 912-598-SPAY (9927). contact@savealifepets.org. petsmart. com. Through Dec. 14 PetSmart, 11132 Abercorn St.

St. Vincent’s Academy’s 4th Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

Shop for holiday gifts while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and door prizes.Thurs. Dec. 5, 6-9pm Walsh Hall (gym on the corner of E. Harris & Lincoln Streets). Benefiting St. Vincent’s Academy. $15 Through Dec. 5. 912236-5508. nancy.schreck@svaga.net. svaga.net/. Through Dec. 5 St. Vincent’s Academy, 207 East Liberty St. Toys for Tots Fundraiser and Toy Drive

The Coastal Bank’s office in Hinesville, Ga. is raising money and accepting unwrapped toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in Hinesville. Proceeds from the Toys for Tots fundraiser will purchase Christmas gifts for military families and families in need in Liberty and Long County. Toys and donations may be brought to The Coastal Bank’s Hinesville office, 101 W. Henry Street, through December 15, 2013. Through Dec. 15. Through Dec. 15

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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 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 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. 912-651-6411.


The City of Savannah’s TV station, SGTV is seeking insightful and wellcrafted 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.

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 ,.

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. . 912-6516417. 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

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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 Foundation. 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 Art Classes at The Studio School

weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. See website, send email or call for details. 912-4846415. melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching

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

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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. Bellydance for Fitness

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

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

Did you know the Georgia Restaurant Association provides free food code briefings to food service establishment operators in Chatham County? The focus is on inspections and questions about the code. This briefing allows the Chatham County health educator to suggest how to prevent or avoid future violations. Minimizing the risk factors ultimately should result in lowering the risks of food borne illness outbreaks. Chatham County Only Free Tue., Dec. 3, 2 p.m. ryan@garestaurants.org. Tue., Dec. 3, 2 p.m Georgia Power Resource Center, 12016 Abercorn Street. 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

Contemporary Soul Dance

Digital Photography: Point and Shoot

Learn how to use your pocket digital camera effectively for better photos. This class covers the basic principles of light and composition, camera functions and settings, work-flow habits and printing/storage options. Class critiques and homework assignments help you learn about your camera, how to improve your shooting style and produce good quality images. Digital Imaging Basics is recommended as a prerequisite. You need to be somewhat familiar with your camera’s functions, so read your camera manual prior to coming to class! $90 per person Tue., Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. 912.644.5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Tue., Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. DUI Prevention Group

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

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

The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

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

Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

Instruction for all ages of beginner/ intermediate students. Technique, chords, not reading, theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Taught two blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. First lesson half price. . 401255-6921. a.teixeira472@gmail.com. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons

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

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. . 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha. com. savannahpha.com/NRC.html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Jazz Funk Dance

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

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

Sewing lessons for all ages and skill levels. Private and Group classes. . 912-596-0889. kleossewingstudio.com. Kleo’s Sewing Studio, 36 W. Broughton St. #201. Learn to Speak Spanish

Individuals or groups. Spanish-English translation and interpretation. Held at The Sentient Bean. An eclectic range of tools used in each session: hand-outs, music, visual recognition, conversation, interactive web media. . 912-541-1337. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Lyrical Fusion Dance

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

hotmail.com. Sundays, 4:30 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Music Instruction

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

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

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, ddrums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, flute, woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. . 912-692-8055. smisavannah@gmail.com. New Horizons Adult Band Program

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

Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Award-winning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. . pmasoninsavannah@ gmail.com. Photography Classes

Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@ chrismorrisphotography.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. Piano Voice-Coaching

Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. . Quilting Classes

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

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Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. . 912-713-2718. Sewing Classes

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

Gives students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling the opportunity to use assigned readings, writing homework, and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Works of Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Ann Beattie and others will be studied. Upon completion, students will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing, and the art of revision. Offered by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education division in Savannah. Call or email for days/times/pricing. . 912-644-5967. 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. 786-2479923. anitraoperadiva@yahoo.com. Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 West State Street, 3rd and 4th flrs.,.

Stress Reduction: Arising Stillness in Zen

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

Spanish Classes

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

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

A two hour class for prospective moms and their delivery partners. Learn labor and delivery stages and a “toolbox” of hands-on comfort measures from a labor doula, including breathing, massage, positioning, and pressure points. Bring and exercise ball. Quarterly, Saturdays 1pm-3pm at Savannah Yoga Center. Call or email to register. $100 per couple. . 912-7047650. douladeliveries.com. Clubs & Organizations Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

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

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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. . 786247-9923. anitraoperadiva.com.

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and Tone. no experience needed for beginner Ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/info online or by phone. . 912-925-0903. theballetschoolsav.com. Avegost LARP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open to all who are interested in the fiber arts: weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, etc. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center the first Saturday of the month September through June 10:15am. See

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com 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.

6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

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.

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.

Freedom Network

Georgia Nature Photographers AssociationCoastal Chapter

Coastal Chapter of the GNPA (www. gnpa.org). The GNPA is 100% focused on nature photography and offers Field Trips, Monthly Speakers, Competitions, Seminars and Workshops and the Annual EXPO with prominent nature photographers and keynote speakers. Photographers of all levels are welcome! $35 per year first Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-234-2571. alfie.wace@gmail.com. oatlandisland. org/. first Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Historic Flight Savannah

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

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

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

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

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at First Baptist Church of the Islands, two Wednesdays a month, 9:15am-11:30am. . sites.google.com/ site/islandsmops. fbcislands.com/. First Baptist Church of the Islands,

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

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

Low Country Turners

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

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

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

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

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

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. Experienced fencers welcome. Call or email for info. . 912-429-6918. savannahfencing@aol.com. Savannah Go Green

Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. . 912-308-6768. Savannah Jaycees

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

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

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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

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Waters Ave. All ages welcome. Prior experience/boat ownership not required. Call or see website for info. . 912-5987387. savannahaux.com.

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.

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

Savannah SCA

Savannah Story Games

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

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

Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. . 912-484-6710. 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. Tertulia en español at Foxy Loxy

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

Join the volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets 4th Wednesday at 6pm at Barnes, 5320

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Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, WoodvilleTompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. . 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@comcast.net. Dance Adult Ballet Class

Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. . 912-234-8745. Adult Intermediate Ballet

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

Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per person. Wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for info. . 912-925-7416. 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. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Wednesdays, 8 p.m Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

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

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

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1 Iowa City squad 2 Pithy writer 3 Closes, as a deal 4 Michael’s brother 5 “Battlestar Galactica” role 6 Possible result of a sacrifice 7 PC key 8 She once sat with Barbara and Whoopi 9 Prizes awarded since 1901 10 “Fawlty Towers” character 11 Full of fidgets 14 Like “the house of tomorrow” 15 “Blazing Saddles” villain Hedley 17 City claiming the world’s smallest park 20 Private economy spending gap 23 Frustrated with 24 “Jump!” response 25 Andy’s TV relative 29 Violin attachment 32 Ditch 33 All there is 34 Submitted, as completed homework 35 Worry after a bite 37 Way to count quicker 39 Show with episodes “Pettycoat Injunction” and “His Suit is Hirsute” 40 Enticing smell 41 Make noise at night 45 Cpls., e.g. 47 Last name in color schemes? 48 Words before a kiss 49 Turn down

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ARIES

(March 21-April 19) Thinking inside the box will be a crime against your nature in the coming weeks. The last place you want to be is in a pigeonhole. I advise you to stay far away from tight squeezes, claustrophobic “sanctuaries,” and “convenient” confinements. If you’re in a onesize-fits-all situation, you simply won’t be able to access your highest intelligence. So then where should you be? I am rooting for you to wander into the wild frontiers where unsanctioned wonders and marvels await you. I’d love for you to find virgin terrain and uncharted territories where the boring old rules don’t apply.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20) Mike Finnigan is a veteran keyboardist and blues vocalist who has toured with more than 20 major acts, including Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Leonard Cohen, and Los Lonely Boys. There’s a primal quality to his singing. It’s gritty and fluid and tempestuous, almost feral at times. I understand perfectly why Bonnie Raitt has called him a “tall drink of bacon.” The sound he makes with his voice is that lush and tasty. Can you guess his astrological sign? It’s Taurus, of course. I’m naming him your patron saint this week because you yourself are as close as you have ever come to being a tall drink of bacon.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20) French painter Henri Matisse thought highly of his own work. He tended to ignore critics because he didn’t think they understood his art well enough to produce intelligent critiques. There was one person whose opinion he was willing to heed, though; a single colleague who he said had earned to right to evaluate and assess his art: Pablo Picasso. I encourage you, Gemini, to come up with your own short list of people whose judgment you totally trust and respect. It’s a good time to seek out their feedback on how you’re doing.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22) How is it possible that you have come so far and worked so diligently only to be resigned now to hanging out in limbo, waiting around for the lucky break that

may or may not ever arrive? I’m here today to escort you out of this infernal place. If you resist, my assignment is to drag you out. Why am I so adamant? Because I am sure it’s a mistake for you to be passive and hope for the best. You need to resume working diligently, focused for now on what’s right in front of you without worrying too much about the big picture. In my opinion, that approach will lead you to unforeseen help -- and a clarification of the big picture.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22) Your levels of personal magic are high. The radiance beaming out of your eyes is extra sparkly. There’s an artistry to the way you are expressing yourself. Without even trying, you’re exuding natural charisma and animal magnetism. In light of all these advantages, I suspect you will have an elevated capacity for both giving and receiving pleasure. In fact, I predict that your ability to feel really good and make other people feel really good will be at a peak. I hereby designate this the Week of Supreme Bliss.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) The BBC reported on an expert who combs Switzerland’s Risoud Forest to find the spruce trees whose wood can be made into the highest quality violins. After years of experience, Lorenzo Pellegrini knows which few trees will produce instruments with the most resonant tones. They grow slowly and have few knots. They need to have had enough water to grow strong, but not so much water that they’re mushy. Your task in the coming weeks, Virgo, has a certain resemblance to the master treepicker’s work. It’s time for you to start selecting and gathering the raw materials you will use to craft your own lyrical story in 2014.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Here’s the bad news: For all of us, including you, there is a gap between our intentions and our actual effects. Here’s the good news: Now is your special time to narrow that gap. More bad news: All of us, you included, are periodically guilty of sending out mixed messages. We confuse people with our ambivalence; what we say is sometimes different from what we feel. More good news: Now is

your special time to reduce your mixed messages to as close to zero as possible. One more taste of bad news: Like all of us, you are a bit hypocritical. You engage in behavior that you criticize in others. You don’t practice what you preach. One last piece of good news: Now is your special time to work on being forthright, genuine, and consistent.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) “I am very fond of strawberries and cream,” said author Dale Carnegie, “but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn’t bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in front of the fish.” That’s a good teaching story for you, Scorpio. In order to get your desires fulfilled by the people who have the power to do that, you should give them what they actually long for -- not what you long for, nor what you wish they would long for. This is always true, of course, but it’s especially applicable to what’s going on in your life right now.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Touted as a prime source of “kick-@ss spirituality,” author Danielle LaPorte has advice that’s good for you to hear. “You will always be too much of something for someone,” she says, “too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy.” But that’s exactly as it should be, she adds. It would be a mistake to “round out your edges,” because then you would “lose your edge.” And I’m here to tell you that you need all of your edge right now, Sagittarius. It’s time to ignore people’s mediocre expectations and push past their limits. To be true to yourself, you will probably have to be too much of something for several someones.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19 Going into my spiritual mentoring session with the priestess, I had the intention of discovering truths about myself I didn’t know before. That meant stirring up revelations about my ignorance as well as my potentials. I wanted assistance in facing my flaws as well as in tapping into my dormant powers. It worked. Her guidance was a

potent catalyst. I was able to shed the debilitating nonsense stories I’d been telling myself about who I am. I awakened strengths that had been asleep. What I wish for you, Capricorn -- indeed, what I *predict* for you -- is a comparable experience. To expedite matters, go out in search of a person, adventure, or breakthrough that can help provide you with the kind of prod I received.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) I bet people will be gossiping about you more than usual. Is there anything you can do to ensure that it’s mostly benevolent gossip? Yes, there is. First, make sure that when you gossip about others, you are unfailingly positive in your comments. If you don’t have anything good to say about someone, don’t say it. Second, be on your best behavior. Communicate clearly and don’t even think about taking unethical shortcuts. Finally, contribute more inspirational energy than usual to every group you’re part of. Be an effervescent team player.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20) Maybe your ego isn’t big enough. I’m serious. Is it possible that you could benefit from being more proud of yourself? Would it be healthy for you to give yourself more credit for the struggles you have weathered and the skills you have mastered and the beauty you have managed to forge out of the chaotic raw materials that life has given you? I’ve got a good feeling about this, Pisces. I can imagine you summoning the playful courage you will need to express more confidence. I can even picture you beginning to fantasize about embarking on certain stirring adventures you’ve never believed you were strong enough to try before now.

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

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. . 912-748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Columbia City Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

$18 - $38 Sat., Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m. savannahcivic.com. Sat., Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. 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

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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 Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet featuring Savannah area dancers as well as professionals. Matinee: $12 Gen. Adm. Evening: $18-$38 reserved seating only. Sat., Nov. 30, 2 & 8 p.m. lucastheatre.com. lucastheatre.com. Sat., Nov. 30, 2 & 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. 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

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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., Dec. 3, 6 p.m. telfair.org. telfair. org. Tue., Dec. 3, 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. Fitness $5 Community Yoga Classes

Savannah Power Yoga offers a community yoga class nearly every day of the week for just $5. All proceeds support local organizations. Check out our schedule at www.savannahpoweryoga.com for details. Note that most of our classes are heated to 90 degrees and you will sweat! Bring a yoga mat, towel and some water and get ready to have some fun! $5 Mondays-Fridays, Sundays. (912) 695-9990. info@savannahpoweryoga.com. savannahpoweryoga.com. savannahpoweryoga.com/. Mondays-Fridays, Sundays Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. AHA Yoga Classes

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

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

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

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MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 6526784. Mondays, 6:15 p.m Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training

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

Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. . egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Critz Tybee Run Fest--Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for this twoday running event on Tybee Island. Event dates: January 31 and February 1, 2014. See website for details on the many races and events held during the weekend. Through Jan. 29, 2014. critztybeerun.com/registration. Through Jan. 29, 2014 Fitness Classes at the JEA

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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. Guy’s Day at Savannah Climbing Co-op

Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing CoOp 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. 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/

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VISIT OUR WEB PAGE *1234 E. 38th: 2BR/1BA $675 FOR RENT: 2 remodeled mobile WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM homes in Garden City mobile *822 E. 37th: 3BR/2BA $850 Pam T Property 692-0038 *808 E. Waldburg: 4BR/2BA home park. Double/Singlewide. Low down affordable payments. JASMINE AVENUE $900 Several Rental & Rent-to-Own Credit check approval. Special 2BR/1BA, carpet, fenced yard. P r o p e r t i e s . G u a r a n t e e d ending soon. Speak directly to $575 + deposit. No Section 8. Community Managers, Gwen Call 234-0548 Financing STAY MANAGEMENT 352- or Della, 912-964-7675 LOVELY 2BR off Laroche. 7829 GREAT APARTMENT! Ardsley Brand new interior, CH/A, *2013 LOUISIANA: Dollhouse, Park/Baldwin Park 1BR/1 Bath kitchen furnished.Stone floors 3BR,washer/dryer included with separate living and dining in kitchen, wooden blinds, all rooms. $675/month. Call: 912- electric. $625. No pets. 912$750 355-6077 *1518 GROVE: 3BR, washer/ 659-6206. dryer included. Great shape OFF LAROCHE: Lovely 2BR $775 Brick Apt. Central heat/air, *1510 GEORGIA AVE. 2BR, kitchen furnished, blinds, carpet, Large. Storage shed $725. 912washer/dryer connections. No 257-6181 pets. $620/month. Phone: 912-

1 BEDROOM APT. FOR RENT: Newly renovated. 3205A College St. near SSU. $450/ month. Contact Doris Thomas Realty, 912-355-0865 100 LEWIS DRIVE: 2BR/1.5BA Apartment. Furnished kitchen, CH/A, $625/month, $625 deposit. Call 912-308-0957 113 WEST STREET: 2-1/2BR/1BA House. Available Dec. 1. LR, DR, kitchen. Less than 1 mile from Downtown/ West Savannah. $625/month, $400/deposit. 912-272-6919 302 TREAT AVE.-East Savannah. 3BR/1BA, CH&A, total electric $750 mo/$750 dep section 8 welcome.

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SPECIAL! 11515 White Bluff Rd. 1BR/1BA, all electric, equipped kitchen, W/D connection. Convenient to Armstrong College. $595/ month, $400/deposit. 207 EDGEWATER RD. Southside near Oglethorpe Mall. 2BR/2BA $775/mo., $500/ dep. 1311E. 67TH STREET 2BR/1BA, kitchen equipped, W/D connection. $725/ month, $400/deposit. DAVIS RENTALS 310 EAST MONTGOMERY X-ROADS, 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372 SOUTHSIDE •1BR Apts, washer/dryer included. $25 for water, trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA Townhouse Apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer $675. 912-927-3278 or 912356-5656

SOUTHSIDE: 511 Collingwood. 3BR/1.5BA, LR, DR, den, air, fenced backyard. $850/month plus $850/security deposit. 912660-4296 SOUTHSIDE: Brick 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, central heat/air, fireplace, nice neighborhood. No pets. Available now. $950/ month, $950/deposit. Call 912844-1825 or 912-844-1812 VERY NICE *2103 Causton Bluff Road: 3BR/1BA $725 *21 Gerald Dr. (South side) 3BR/1BA $875. *13 Hibiscus Ave. 4BR/1BA $850. Call 507-7934 or 9272853

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