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Wednesday Fibers of the Community

Film Opening: Dallas Buyers Club (US, 2013)

What: Mayor Andy Berke of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is keynote speaker at the Savannah Downtown Business Assoc. monthly luncheon. When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m Where: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Cost: Gen. Adm.: $35 advance, $40 door. Member discount. Info:

Typhoon Haiyan Art Benefit and Auction

Film: Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976, Italy)

What: Psychotronic Film Night: Unforgettable, Brutal, Sleazy, Violent and Hilariously Inappropriate Euro-Crime Gem. Oh goody! When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $7 Info:


Thursday Mansion to Museum Lecture & Reception

What: Our buds at CinemaSavannah scored a sneak peek at this acclaimed new flick, starring Matthew McConaughey as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof. Diagnosed as HIV-positive in the ‘80s and given 30 days to live, he’s ostracized and medicine-less. Then he joins forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts, establishing a successful buyers’ club. FYI: After the CinemaSavannah opening, Spotlight Theaters will run the film for two weeks. When: 7:45 p.m Where: Spotlight Theatres Eisenhower Square Cinema 6, 1100 Eisenhower Dr. Cost: $7 (special price if you mention CinemaSavannah)

What: Celebrating the Telfair Academy

and the opening of Mansion to Museum, this fast-paced lecture presented by Telfair staff tells the larger story of Telfair Museums. When: 6 p.m Where: Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Cost: $12 museum admission. Free to members. Reception and cash bar. Info:

‘Hercules, Betty and Titus: New Revelations on Ossabaw Slaves’ What: A lecture by Paul Pressly high-

lights Ossabaw Island Foundation Annual Meeting and Sandy West 101st Birthday Celebration. The Ossabaw Fellow Award will be presented to Dr. Mark Finlay, in memoriam. Sandy West scheduled speak via teleconference. Reception at 6pm, Meeting at 7pm, Cake and coffee at 8pm. Where: Coastal GA Ctr, 305 Fahm Street. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-233-5104.

Theatre: The Savannah Disputation

What: Evan Smith's comedy about two daffy Catholic sisters who find themselves in a verbal smack down with a door-to-door evangelist. Directed by Tom Coleman, III. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: Thursday - $12, Fridays/Saturdays - $18, Sunday Matinees $15 Info: (912) 247-4644.


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2014: Year of the Local

What: Local food: courtesy of Forsyth Farmer's Market and 22Square. Local drink: courtesy of NuSystem Draft: Eagle Creek, Southbound, Coastal Empire, and Moon River. Local music: courtesy of Savannah StopOver from Fare the Gap. Celebrating the talented people who bring millions to the city each year. Partners include Savannah Stop Over, Forsyth Farmers Market, 22Square with Andaz Savannah, NuSystem Draft, Savannah Bicycle Campaign, Security Associates of Coastal Georgia, Launch Savannah and Small Business Council. When: 5 & 8 p.m Where: ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. Suite 300. Cost: $20 general admission; $15 Chamber members; Free Thinc members Info: 912-544-1200

Film Opening: Dallas Buyers Club (US, 2013)

What: CinemaSavannah presents opening night of this acclaimed film. Matthew McConaughey plays real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose freewheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Shunned, ostracized, and bereft of governmentapproved effective medicines, he joins forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts, establishing a successful "buyers' club." With Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto. After the CinemaSavannah opening, Spotlight Theaters will run the film for two weeks. When: 7:45 p.m Where: Spotlight Theatres Eisenhower Square Cinema 6, 1100 Eisenhower Dr. Cost: $7 (special price if you mention CinemaSavannah)

What: Over 100 local and international artists have donated works for this art auction and benefit for relief efforts for victims of super typhoon Haiyan. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages donated by local restaurants. When: 6-11 p.m Where: Silver's 5 & 10 Cent Store, Corner of Broughton and Barnard Streets. Cost: $10 suggested cash donation. Info:


Saturday Acting Classes with Former Child Star Johnny Whitaker

What: Remember that adorable kid? Acting classes for youth and adults by the actor who played "Jody" on ‘Family Affair’ and 'Tom Sawyer' in the 1973 film adaptation. [Rescheduled from Dec. 27.] 9am-noon Youth ages 7-12 2-5pm Youth ages 13-17 6:30-9:30pm Adults 18 years & older Where: First City Films, POB 8185. Cost: $150 Info:

Big Ferry Guided Hike at Skidaway State Park

What: A two-to-three mile hike through a Maritime Forest, learning history of Skidaway. Meet at Big Ferry Trail Head. When: 2 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park Cost: $5 parking fee Info:

Comedy: James Gregory

What: Georgia-born country comedian of "John Boy & Billy" fame. When: 7:30 p.m Where: The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. Cost: $25-$40 Info:

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Film: Bonnie and Clyde


What: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway star in the chronicle of the loveable duo of terrifyingly good-looking gangsters, in Arthur Penn’s film which was considered quite graphically violent for its time. When: 7 p.m Where: Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Cost: $8

Film: Bonnie and Clyde

What: The romanticized account of the

career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang. Starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. When: 7 p.m Where: Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Cost: $8

New Year Celebration and Ribbon Cutting

What: A celebration of the birth of Anahata Healing Arts, which opened in 2012, and its community. 3:30 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 3:45-4:30 AHA Presentation 4:30-5:30 Mixing & Mingling 5:45-6:45 Introduction to Chakradance by Donna Elliott Light refreshments. When: 3 p.m Where: Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. Cost: Free Info: 917-676-4280. anahatahealingarts. com/happenings/

SavCon Dealer Event--Nostalgia & Anime Convention

What: A dealer room for people selling or buying Transformers, GI Joes, Star Trek, superheroes, and 80s TV memorabilia. When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m Where: Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown, 6711 Abercorn St. Cost: $5. Family friendly. Info: (912) 346-6226. info.savcon@

Tap & Tamp: A Celebration of Local Collaborations

What: An afternoon festival with local live music, food, coffee, beer, and educational tours, featuring the premier of Southbound Brewing Co’s newest beer, Moonlight Drive, made with PERC coffee. Tickets include a souvenir glass with samples of this brew plus others. PERC coffee cuppings throughout the afternoon. Music by The Accomplices. When: 1-4 p.m Where: PERC Coffee Roasters, 1802 East Broad Street. Cost: Free to attend. Samplers available for purchase with valid ID.

Theatre: The Savannah Disputation

What: Evan Smith's comedy about two daffy Catholic sisters who find themselves in a verbal smack down with a door-to-door evangelist. Directed by Tom Coleman, III. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: Thursday - $12, Fridays/Saturdays - $18, Sunday Matinees $15 Info: (912) 247-4644. musesavannah. org

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16th Annual Musical Salute to Martin Luther King, Jr.




What: The Coastal Jazz Association and the Jewish Educational Alliance host this very popular annual jazz concert featuring The Savannah Jazz Orchestra (with Teddy Adams, pictured) and the Savannah Arts Academy Skyelite Band. When: 7 p.m Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street. Cost: Free and open to the public



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16th Annual Musical Salute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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reptiles, leaping lizards, chopping turtles and snakes licking their chops. When: 3 p.m Where: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Cost: $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. Info: (912)598-2300. SkidawayIsland

What: Coastal Jazz Association and the Jewish Educational Alliance host this annual jazz concert. When: 7 p.m Where: JEA, 5111 Abercorn Street. Cost: Free and open to the public

Ballet: Sleeping Beauty


What: Nureyev State Ballet Theatre company production. When: 3 p.m Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $28 - $58 Info:

Theatre: The Savannah Disputation

What: Evan Smith's comedy about two daffy Catholic sisters who find themselves in a verbal smack down with a door-to-door evangelist. Directed by Tom Coleman, III. When: 3 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: Thursday - $12.00, Fridays/Saturdays - $18.00, Sunday Matinees $15.00 Info: (912) 247-4644. musesavannah. org


Archaeology Workshop

What: Davenport House Museum and

the Lamar Institute discuss evidence from Ground Penetrating Radar analysis and plans for upcoming archeology evacuations at the Davenport House. Includes hands-on activities. When: 4-6 p.m Where: The Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E Broughton ST. Cost: Free and open to public. RSVP encouraged. Info: 912-236-8097.

Film: The Man Who Had Power Over Women (1970, UK)

What: Psychotronic Film Night presents a birthday tribute to Aussie leading man Rod Taylor, in a rare sexy dramedy. When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info:

Between a Gnat and a hard place by Jim Morekis |

Strange to talk about baseball at the end of football season. Stranger still to talk about the summer game when temperatures are so low. But apparently it’s time once again to talk about the Sand Gnats, Grayson Stadium, and most importantly where they fit into Savannah’s plans for future economic development. Full disclosure: I’m an unabashed fan of Grayson Stadium and believe 100 percent that any local ball club should remain in those historic confines, one of the oldest minor league ballparks in the country. If it was good enough for Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, and Jackie Robinson, all of whom played there at one time or another, it should be good enough for us now in 2014. That said, it’s important to face the fact that Savannah has a really hard time supporting minor league ball to the extent it needs to be supported to make it viable. A team’s rank in the farm system is directly dependent on attendance, and declining attendance numbers over the years has meant a lower-and-lower tier team can be supported here. Enter the Savannah Sand Gnats. No matter how beloved, our good ol’ Gnats are a Class A team, the bottom rung, as are all the South Atlantic “Sally” League teams. Not only that — they’re a so-called “low” single-A team, the lowest tier of pro ball that plays a full season, the entry level to the entry level (in the Gnats’ case, for the New York Mets). Nothing wrong with that. Everyone’s got to start somewhere. The point is, Savannah’s a small enough market that there’s still a serious question whether we can support minor league ball at all, in any stadium, anywhere in town. Enter Hardball Capital, the ownership firm that runs the Sand Gnats. They say even with extensive recent upgrades to Grayson Stadium performed by the City, Grayson still doesn’t have the modern amenities needed to attract a well-heeled,

substantial fan base to the park on a regular enough basis to make the team viable. They’re perfectly within their rights to say this, and perfectly within their rights as a business — albeit one within a sport which enjoys one of the only anti-trust exemptions in the U.S. — to pick up and leave for a larger market if things aren’t working out. Enter the City of Savannah. They face a minor league team for whom already-performed upgrades aren’t enough, and more importantly they face the question of what to do with a huge swath of undeveloped land with its own underperforming tax district, Savannah River Landing. Hardball Capital is lobbying the City to help establish a brand-new ballpark at the conveniently empty Savannah River Landing. The City of Savannah is, reluctantly I think, contemplating doing just that. There’s not much the City can do about sports teams always wanting bigger and better facilities and more and more help from governments. That’s the way of the world. And it’s not the City’s fault that Hardball is lobbying them (though Hardball boasts on its website that it’s doubled Gnats’ attendance since buying the team in 2008). The City’s problem isn’t what to do with the Gnats, but what to do with Savannah River Landing. That’s the conundrum. Savannah River Landing not only hasn’t panned out as an investment spur for the eastside of downtown, it still costs us real money. Because of the tax allocation district created for it — which redirects revenue back into a specific fund rather than a general fund — the City still owes the local Board of Education $10 million in a negotiated quid pro quo for property taxes the BOE isn’t getting from that land. In addition, City taxpayers are still saddled with bond payments for Savannah River Landing, which has yet to generate any investment interest outside of the Gnats.

It’s tempting to try and make that bank shot, to tell the Sand Gnats we’ll give them a new stadium and at the same time fire a magic bullet at the much bigger problem that is Savannah River Landing. It’s tempting to say, hey, we wanted business to invest in Savannah River Landing and after all, baseball’s a business, right? It’s tempting, but it’s a mistake. It’s a mistake because if Savannahians will barely support a team in one of the most historic venues in the country with dirt-cheap admission, they’re unlikely to trek downtown to pay more. And please know that with any new stadium you can absolutely kiss those under-$10 general admission Gnats tickets goodbye. So who will pay ten or twelve or fifteen bucks to see low single-A ball in Savannah, even downtown? I don’t think locals will. Will tourists? Consider that many of our tourists come from the Midwest, where there’s no shortage of both major league and minor league ball in their own backyards. I’d like to think those fine folks from Ohio, as they’re seeing our many historic sites, will set aside two-plus hours inside a new stadium with no history at all in order to pay at least ten bucks to see 19-year-olds hit short hoppers or botch double plays, with most games played in the middle of a brutal Georgia summer. I’d like to think that, but I just don’t think they will. The City’s doing the right thing by being circumspect about a new park. The Gnats’ threat to leave is no empty one, but nor is it one to particularly fear. Teams leave all the time, and others take their place. It’s happened several times in Savannah already. The City’s job now is to focus on a workable plan for Savannah River Landing, honoring the original rationale for selling it to taxpayers who now wear it like an albatross. Panicking and throwing more ill-advised money into it — especially after already upgrading Grayson – would be a shortsighted move with many ramifications. In short, the City should play some hardball of its own. cs

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We owe our souls to rock ‘n’ roll Hurricane Dora diverted their plane from Jacksonville in Sept. 1964. Perhaps Rose Ganem might offer up to the mural a copy of the autographs she procured that And oh yes, the tunes: Superhorse And everyone knows that when Tom stormy night?) lead singer Keith Kozel manned the DJ Kohler wants something, you give it to Suddenly, every garage on the block station, punctuated by radio personalhim or miss out on whatever awesomecaterwauled with long-haired boys and ity paragon Gloria “Miss Soul” Wright. sauce he’s cooking up, and this pot’s a maybe a few girls — and in a few short Seventies’ soul man Lil’ Willie Johnson boiler. years a revolution in the way America performed some impromptu a cappella, Along with a formidable team of volviewed race, civil rights and women’s and Savannah Arts’ freshman axe slinger unteers, this spellbinding king of comsocietal roles followed. Though too often Declan Berkeley anchored the new genmunity has masterminded Savannah lumped into the radical triumvirate that eration with a solo rendition of “Here Rocks!, a multi-pronged spectacle that includes sex and drugs, rock ‘n’ roll will Comes the Sun.” will culminate with an epic rock show always be the true catalyst. An apropos choice, young Declan, as at the American Legion on Feb. 7. Those of us not quite venerable enough those who witnessed that precise moment to have been there still bask in the legacy. Before that, however, there is the — when rock ‘n’ roll tore through the 30-foot long crowdsourced mural curThe music got louder and the hair got plaid fabric of staid post-WWII conforrently up at the Sentient Bean, fesbigger, but we’ll never go back to a time mity and funneled a society’s rage and tooned with musical memorabilia from when self-expression isn’t the norm. lust into three chords and a trap set — the last 50-plus years. “Every town has the same story. This will tell you it all started with the Beatles. “Ticket stubs, posters, pictures, is Savannah’s version of that,” explained “Nothing was ever the same,” my bring it,” Kohler has commanded over Bill, sweeping his arm along the walls of esteemed colleague Bill DeYoung wrote the last few weeks, an edict to which the Bean. recently of that February 9, 1964 Ed SulSavannah has stepped lively: Already Which explains why this usually-mellivan Show broadcast when John, Paul, the Bean’s walls flutter with layers upon low coffeespot rocked with raucous memGeorge and Ringo turned American cullayers of faded drawings of clean-cut ories: My boss Jim Morekis tossed out ture on its ear. sax players in matching striped suits, that he saw Def Leppard before drumA Beatles scholar of impressive prophotos of shirtless young bucks with mer Rick Allen lost his arm. Local guitar portions, Bill has instilled in me an even ‘70s sideburns and skull-spangled flyers picker Tommy Holland topped that with deeper appreciation for the cultural salvo for aught-era metal bands. a Black Sabbath show in 1971 (I would caused by the advent of the Fab Four Loosely chronicled and gleefully have thought Ozzy and his bats would’ve (who made an unscheduled appearance chaotic, the collective result evokes a been too much for Savannah back then, at Johnnie Ganem’s liquor store after giant party that started in 1957 and is but there is no record of any church lady still screaming along full throttle. protests.) With the hands-off curation stratUnder the riotous colorworks egy, it won’t be long before the mural of Panhandle Slim (aka Scott comes to resemble the dungeonous Stanton, himself an old school recesses of a teenager’s room. skatepunk rocker), a cluster hotly “It’s going to get bigger and bigger debated whether it was The Guess and messier and messier,” cheerfully Who or Three Dog Night who nods the man whose beard remains played the long-gone (and fondly the envy of many a scruffy hipster. remembered) spring festival Night “Just like rock n’ roll.” in Old Savannah. Last Friday’s kickoff brought out Though I sported some serilocal music glitterati both current ous claw bangs back in the day, I and exalted. Soap’s Antar Ellis and lamented that I don’t have a single Eric Curl (double-representing in a scrap to put on the wall. My formaCusses T-shirt) admired their band’s tive years were spent acquiring stoplacement next to the Sapphire Bulries elsewhere, and I’m pretty sure lets of Pure Love’s callipygian poster my mom threw all the mementos nymph. away. (Most regrettably a backKylesa frontwoman Laura Pleasstage pass to a 1986 AC/DC show ants tacked up posters as Kevin in Tempe, AZ, where I discovered Rose of the once-and-future legends that guitar god Angus Young was Superhorse made the rounds with a pocket-sized fellow who barely his wife, Danielle (who plays theracame up to my elbow.) min in the all-female tour de force So I turned my sights to my The Silver Machine), their kids in hometown husband, who likes to The Savannah Rocks! mural rocks familiar faces tow. brag that he saw Cheap Trick open for

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Foreigner on the Jukebox Hero Tour of ‘81 at the Savannah Civic Center. (Perhaps the new Westside arena will usher in another big name band era, when and if it’s ever built?) I dragged him over to his childhood home, where I believed a trove of unexcavated rock ‘n’ roll treasures lay moldering in his old attic bedroom, virtually unchanged since he left in 1988. It’s now a depository for the rickety furniture of deceased relatives, but the yellowed posters still hang — the Doors, Led Zeppelin, both early and late-era Beatles, John Lennon smiling down from the slanted ceiling as both a fresh-faced lad and a bespectacled, bearded sage. Surely here, hidden amongst the decaying term papers and papasan chairs we could find some small token to contribute to the mural and fulfill Tom Kohler’s mandate. As we sifted through a dresser drawer filled with the detritus of outgrown teenage life, a yellow folder caught his eye. “What’s that?” I grabbed, hoping for an autographed Journey poster. “Nothing. My senior year English journal,” he grumbled, settling back on the blue shag carpet to read. Three drawers later of rifling through the letters from old girlfriends and certificates for perfect attendance, I had not found anything promising. My guy wasn’t a musician in high school, he was an athlete. (And a durn good one, apparently; next to his bar mitzvah certificate there was a stack of curling newspaper articles with his name in the sports section.) If Tom Kohler wanted a mural of satin first place ribbons and photos of dudes in shorty-short polyester uniforms with sweaty feathered hair, we’d be in business. My spouse occasionally broke his absorption to read me excerpts from his 17 year-old self: The time he felt his

knee pop during a scrimmage. Learning that instead of dominating the league as team captain, he would be having surgery on that knee. Facing the reality that rather than a full scholarship to college, he was looking forward to a year of rehab. After that, nothing was ever the same. I was thinking this scavenger hunt had gone way south when my fingers alit upon a promising scrap. “Ah-ha!” I exclaimed, holding up a ticket stub, torn and faded to a pale pink, for REO Speedwagon at the Civic Center, Aug. 21, 1985. He examined it closely. “Yup. I went with Paul Alderman before his parents got divorced. I wore a purple Izod.” He thought a minute. “Cheap Trick opened,” he said, handing the pink stub back to me. “I thought Cheap Trick opened for Foreigner,” I murmured. “They opened for everybody,” he shrugged. It occurred to me that after his knee surgery, my guy spent a lot of time up this attic bedroom, listening to Jim Morrison and Robert Plant and other modern philosophers counsel him on matters of the soul. I like to think it was rock ‘n’ roll that got him through that hard and lonely year, that it opened up a world beyond who he thought he was meant to be. That it showed him — as it did the rest of us — that life is bigger and messier than we can imagine. Maybe it’s what planted the seeds of possibility and courage that pulled him out of Savannah all the way to California, where he met a quirky girl from Arizona with a VW bus and kindred aching in her heart. And the rest, as they say, is history. Rock on. cs Pin your memorabilia to the Savannah Rocks! mural through the end of January.

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Don’t fail the trail In November a delegation of civic leaders from Augusta visited Savannah to investigate initiatives aimed at encouraging healthy lifestyles, which could be used as models for similar programs in their city. They boarded a tour bus near Lake Mayer and headed north, stopping at points of interest around town, including the Forsyth Farmers Market and the vegetable garden at the West Broad Street YMCA. I was invited along to explain efforts to promote bicycling as a healthy form of recreation and transportation. While the group nodded approvingly, my narration was largely unnecessary. They could see with their own eyes what I was describing. One delegate turned to another and said, “There are bikes everywhere!” The surprise and delight expressed by this visitor was a timely reminder that what we’ve become accustomed to here is not the norm in other cities. Many other communities in Georgia and across the nation aspire to be places where people of all ages and abilities can safely and conveniently travel by bike. And they are spending millions of dollars to achieve that goal. We have in place an advantage so elusive, yet important, that conferences have been held to define and quantify it. Yes, Savannah, we have a bicycle culture. The excitement preceding the launch of Chatham Area Transit’s CAT Bike program is indicative of bicycling’s growing role in our community’s identity. The cooperation between CAT and the city’s Department of Mobility and Parking Services is a refreshing development as well and will, I hope, bring more partners to the table so the bike sharing program can be expanded. Of course, the success of government initiatives is contingent on demand. The good news is we have no shortage here, especially when it comes to bicycling. What develops next is the affection people feel for community assets, once they are developed. Citizens become evangelists and sometimes stewards of resources that are important to them. Michelle Walker Daniels developed this type of relationship with the

McQueen’s Island Trail, which runs parallel to U.S. 80 from just east of the Bull River Bridge to Ft. Pulaski. “Personally, I like the trail because I can see all of nature unobstructed,” said Daniels, who has enjoyed the trail since 1997 and trained for her first marathon on it. She’s also a cyclist and said she appreciates not having to worry about car and truck traffic on the trail, which she described as “peaceful and safe.” Yet in recent years she saw the trail becoming less safe due to erosion. “Finally it got so bad, mainly at the western-most bridge, that it became dangerous,” she said. Daniels said she and Dan Hernandez, another McQueen’s regular, would “complain back and forth” about the worsening conditions when they saw each other on the trail.

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Ultimately they decided to do something about it. “Let’s see if we can put on a race,” she said. And they did, raising $10,000 for the restoration and maintenance. The second Ledesma Sports Medicine Rails to Trails Ultra race will be held Jan. 11. Sadly, the situation has become even more precarious since last year’s event and sections of the trail have been closed, forcing the rerouting of the 25k and 50k races. In December the Georgia Department of Natural Resources approved temporary maintenance work, but a long-term solution is needed. For Daniels, restoring the trail is not just about preserving a place for runners, walkers, bikers and birders. She also treasures its place in history. A historical marker on the trail informs visitors that they are near a significant Civil War site: “Built by Federal troops during the Civil War in February 1862, Battery Hamilton prevented Confederate gunboats and reinforcements from moving down the Savannah River to aid the besieged Fort Pulaski. Its presence also allowed the Federals to construct the eleven artillery batteries that pounded Fort Pulaski into surrender in April 1862.” The trail itself is sits atop the former railbed of the Central of Georgia’s Savannah to Tybee line, which carried passengers until 1933. Daniels said the trail has more recent historical significance as well. Just as the CAT Bike program will be the first public bicycle sharing service in the state, the McQueen’s Island Trail was the first rails to trails conversion in Georgia. Our state is currently in the midst of a trail revolution of sorts, with construction and planning underway on projects around the state. Let’s hope our status as an early leader in this movement serves as a motivation to preserve the trail that earned the Savannah area that distinction. cs John Bennett is executive director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. For more info visit

ThincSavannah kicks off ‘Year of the Local’ with festive event, Stopover announcement By Jim Morekis |

With a name like “Year of the Local,” you might think ThincSavannah was trying to reinvigorate the old debate about native Savannahians vs. newcomers to town. But the name really refers to the idea that a local economy should reflect as many locally grown and produced goods and services as humanly possible.

“The name was originally tongue in cheek,” laughs ThincSavannah cofounder Ashley Bowersox. “But one of our big pushes is to get everything as local as possible and support as many local businesses as we can.” To kick off the Year of the Local, ThincSavannah hosts a fete this Friday at the ThincSavannah space, with drink from Eagle Creek, Southbound, and Coastal Tybee breweries, farmto-table food, and good music. At the event, “all the beverages will be local, and all the food traceable so

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that you’ll know what farm produced what aspect of what ingredient,” Bowersox says. In the spirit of rewarding entrepreneurship, the party also serves as another point of entry for one of Savannah’s great recent success stories, Savannah Stopover. “The band will be Fare the Gap, and they’re brought to us by Savannah Stopover,” he says. As a bonus, at the event Savannah Stopover will announce its lineup of local bands for the March festival. (The touring lineup has already been announced; go to for details.) The overarching goal of ThincSavannah’s Year of the Local is “to highlight some of the local businesses out there doing great things nobody knows about,” Bowersox says. “We know about Gulfstream, we know about the success of our tourism industry. But there are a lot of other, smaller businesses that are doing great things.” These days, a local business success story usually involves bringing a small firm to town which might employ

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as few as two or three people, rather than the larger manufacturing concerns of decades past. However, Bowersox is quick to point out that “they don’t employ many people — yet. Gulfstream didn’t start out with 5,000 employees. They started out making one jet at a time and they grew to be big. Each and every one of these new small businesses has potential if they’re managed correctly. Any one of them could hit it big, and we want to give them every opportunity to do so.” More specifically, Friday’s party seeks to raise money for a certain popular Saturday morning event in Forsyth Park that you’ve probably heard of. “We wanted to raise money for a good cause, and to my mind Forsyth Farmers Market is one of the best to Area Codes support,” Bowersox says. “They’re bringing us local and real food” — much of which will be on hand Friday. This weekend’s party will actually be the first of at least four Year of the Local events from ThincSavannah, “highlighting other aspects of the local talent base.” The idea is also to gingerly expand ThincSavannah’s historic role as a co-working clearinghouse into something closer to a business incubator, along the lines of what The Creative Coast has tried to do. “My goal is for everything I use on a day-to-day basis to be made by someone I know or have some access to, down to who crafted the chair I sit in. It’s the little things we don’t think about. Fifty or 75 years ago everything like that was made locally, now everything’s made globally,” Bowersox says. “The problem with that has been as we keep offshoring and outsourcing, we don’t have people now who can afford to buy those products. And no one’s making them here,” he says. “We’ve got to close the loop and bring it back. I’m not against acting globally but we’ve got to look out for our brothers, you know?” cs ThincSavannah’s “Year of the Local” party When: Friday Jan. 10, 5-8 p.m. Where: ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. Cost: $20, $15 with Chamber of Commerce membership

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Shot house down Five suspects were arrested last Friday afternoon and a sixth is sought after officers raided a shot house on Barnard Street, “confiscating cash, drugs and drug paraphernalia, illegal alcohol and cigarettes and identifying an illegal rooming house.”

The officers were bolstered by patrol officers from the Central Precinct of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department as well as inspectors from the City of Savannah’s Zoning Division, Revenue Department, Property Maintenance Department, and Fire Marshal’s Office participating through the interdepartmental “Rooming House Task Force.” The 2 p.m. raid followed a week of surveillance on the house, noting drug sales and the illegal sale of

alcohol. Police received neighborhood complaints about activities in the house at Barnard and West 31st. “This shot house not only was illegal, but it put innocent people at risk and robbed them of their sense of security,” said Capt. DeVonn Adams, Central Precinct commander. Arrested without incident were Bobby Ray Robinson, 32, East 49th street, - sale of controlled substance / crack-cocaine; Angel Gail Richardson, 53, Barnard Street – distributing, selling, or otherwise dealing in alcohol without a license; Eddie Snyder, 73, Barnard Street – distributing, selling, or otherwise dealing in alcohol w/without a license; Arsinio Larnon Robinson, 24, West 32nd Street, – sale of marijuana; and Rodney Jones, 57, West 42nd Street – possession of marijuana and drug-related object. Detectives still are searching for Michael Anthony Kelsey, 54, 800 block of East 41st St., charged with sale of marijuana. Anyone with info is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using keyword CSTOP2020.

• Detectives have The Toyota was identified and charged found soon after a 19-year-old Savannah on East Gwinnet man with three felonies Street just east of “after shooting at occuWaters Avenue pants of a car in east where police had Savannah on Christmas responded to night,” police say. another shots fired et The scene on Barnard Stre Devonte Shyheem call the same night. Green of the 1000 block Green was of Wolf Street has been charged “after he charged with aggravated was identified as the shooter and a assault, theft by receiving stolen propsearch of his residence yielded two erty and criminal use of an article semi-automatic pistols, including one with altered ID. that had been reported stolen and on Officers had responded to the 3G which the serial number had been convenience store on the 700 block partially altered.” of Wheaton Street about 7:47 p.m. Anyone with info is asked to call after witnesses reported an occupant Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or of one car shooting at another car text CRIMES (274637) using the keyparked near the gas pumps. word CSTOP2020. cs Detectives determined that “Green and a female were parked near the pumps when a black 2006 Saturn Ion carrying several people drove up and the female driver went into the store. Green then fired multiple shots into Give anonymous crime tips to the Saturn on the passenger’s side Crimestoppers at 234-2020 before driving away in a tan Toyota.”

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At least two U.S. medical schools so far are early adopters of Dr. Benjamin Lok’s and Dr. Carla Pugh’s “Robot Butt” for teaching doctors-in-training to properly (and compassionately) administer prostate exams. The robot, bent over a desk to simulate the patient profile, has sensors to alert the students if they dig too deeply or quickly for comfort. Other sensors enable a check on eye contact to evaluate “bedside manner.” (News of the Weird reported a similar innovation in 2012 by Nobuhiro Takahashi, whose model’s “sphincter” has the ability to “clench up” if the probing becomes too distressing.)

The Continuing Crisis

• Neuroscientist James Fallon, fascinated by the brains of serial killers, experienced a seminal career moment in 2005 when he realized that his own brain scan was a dead-on match for the typical psychopath’s. Subsequent self-examination revealed him to be, he said, a “pro-social psychopath,” displaying traits similar to a killer’s (aggressiveness, low empathy) and different (“killing” opponents only in games and debate, with little compassion for their haplessness). “I’m kind of an asshole,” he admitted, according to a November report by The Smithsonian, “and I do jerky things that piss people off.” Fallon failed to break bad, he guesses, because he “was loved (growing up), and that protected me.” He figures he has not kicked his pathology but rather strives

“to show to everyone and myself that I pressure to resign or drop out. Said the can pull (this balancing act) off.” director of university relations, “All of • Sucker’s Game: (1) Homeless man our students are on a journey. ... We as James Brady had his New Jersey state an institution meet students where they benefits cut off in October for “hiding” are at.” Fromm said he was impressed income. He had found $850 on a sidewith the school from his initial visit. walk in April and turned it in; when “No one was speaking in tongues or no one came forward, it was returned handling snakes, so I decided to stay.” to him, though he was unaware that he needed to report it as Bright Ideas “income.” (2) A 16-year• Not the Usual old Fox Chapel, Pa., boy Modus Operandi: realized at a football game (1) The vandalism of in September that he was Marion County High inadvertently carrying a THE PACKERS School in Jasper, Tenn., pocket knife and consciLOST? TASE on the eve of a big footentiously turned it in to ME, BRO! ball game in Novema security guard - which ber was not, after all, earned him a 10-day the work of arch-rival school suspension. The South Pittsburg - notschool’s “zero tolerance” withstanding the clues. rule, said the boy’s father, The South Pittsburg “sends a message (that) markings were apparyou should probably lie.” ently made by Marion (3) Betty Green was fired County teacher-coach as clerk at the Speedway Michael Schmitt, who gas station in Lexington, was arrested. He told Ky., in November when officers he was only tryshe “just said no” to an ing to inspire the team armed robber, who smiled and walked (which lost anyway, 35-17). (2) Police out. Company rules require always givin Urunga, Australia, charged teacher ing up the money. Said Green, “I don’t Andrew Minisini in December with think anybody knows what you are taking three female students to a motel, going to do until it happens to you.” giving them alcohol and seducing them • In November, the senior class presi- not into sex, but into vandalizing the dent of Northwest Christian University residence of one of Minisini’s former in Eugene, Ore., “came out” - as an colleague rivals. atheist. Eric Fromm, 21, is apparently • A government-subsidized, popular on campus, and an ABC News foundation-supported program for report revealed that he was under no

alcoholics in Amsterdam announced a “welfare”/”work” program offering the city’s drunks the equivalent of about $14 a day - and five free cans of beer - for several hours of street-cleaning. Some beneficiaries told London’s The Independent, in a November dispatch, that, of course, they intended to use the cash to buy even more beer.

Democracy Blues

In November, Dave Wilson, a white conservative candidate for the board of the Houston Community College System, pulled off an astonishing victory over the African-American incumbent, by distributing campaign materials that made him - Wilson - appear to be black and thus the favorite of AfricanAmericans. Wilson’s brochures depicting black “supporters” were all, he later said, copied from the Internet.

Recurring Themes

In 2001, German computer repairman Armin Meiwes captured world attention when he was convicted of killing, and then sauteeing and eating parts of a Berlin engineer of particularly low self-esteem, who had offered himself on a German cannibal-fetish website. In November 2013, police in the German state of Saxony were investigating human body parts found at a bed-andbreakfast run by “Detlef G.,” suggesting the parts were from “Wojciech S.,” who frequented a cannibal-fetish website and who had traveled to meet Detlef and that the parts had been found in an

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Selfies: Cornelius Fergueson, 45, a psychologist for the Philadelphia Family Court System, was arrested in December for allegedly masturbating in front of his office window. Edward Alvin, 34, was arrested on a similar charge in November, in the lobby of the DMV office in West Palm Beach, Fla. Brian Hounslow, 37, was arrested in November (similar charge) in the ladies’ room at a Tulsa, Okla., Walmart. (Asked the bewildered woman who called security: “Who gets up at 8:30 in the morning and decides they’re going to go to Walmart, take off all their clothes, and masturbate in the woman’s bathroom?”)

People With Issues

• A condominium association in Niles, Ill., is debating whether to pursue Norman Kazmierski since he has now moved. As a resident, he was accused of keying cars, egging hallways, disabling the emergency sprinkler system, and leaving several pounds of excrement in buildings in protest of alleged mistreatment. The association said it all started when one resident asked Kazmierski to please park his car between the lines so that parking spaces could be used more efficiently. • Police in Mayville, Wis., arrested John Grant, 42, in November for shooting his wife, Nicole, three times with a Taser gun. The couple tried to explain that Nicole (Green Bay Packers fan) had bet John (Chicago Bears fan) on the game, with the winner getting to Taser the loser (although

she sheepishly said later that she didn’t think John would actually shoot her). (According to breath tests, neither of the Grants could have lawfully driven a car.)

Suspicions Confirmed

During the September Guantanamo Bay trial of five people charged in connection in the 9/11 attacks, defense lawyers continued to complain that their “confidential” client information was being leaked from the poorly secured “classified” Pentagon computer network. Said the lead defense counsel (Air Force Col. Karen Mayberry), the normal DOD “classified” network is so porous that she has been forced to use the Wi-Fi at the local Guantanamo Starbucks, which she regards as more secure.

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Americans who accidentally shot themselves recently: A 31-year-old man, showing off his high-powered rifle to friends, shot off part of his face, Waterville, Maine (November). A 22-year-old woman, handing her brand-new assault rifle to her husband, shot herself (fatally) in the head, Federal Heights, Colo. (May). Two police chiefs shot themselves (Medina, Ohio, in April and Washington, N.H., in June). A 66-year-old firearms instructor, Winona, Minn., shot his finger while explaining to his wife it that was impossible to pull the trigger while the gun is holstered (April). A Columbia, Mo., man shot in the “posterior” while removing his gun from his back pocket (May). CS By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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I once read of a construction industry scandal in New York involving a supplier of large nuts and bolts used to hold together steel beams in skyscrapers. He cheated by substituting cheaper, under-spec nuts and bolts for the proper ones. Evidently several skyscrapers were built using these inferior connectors. What is the chance one or more of these buildings will collapse primarily because of the fraud? —R. Wolin, Boston I think you’ve got a couple separate stories mixed up. One involves Citicorp Center in midtown Manhattan, which was placed in peril of collapse when bolted joints were substituted for stronger welded ones to save a couple bucks during construction. The other is the equally frightening phenomenon of counterfeit nuts and bolts, which when surreptitiously used instead of the genuine article can (and do) result in catastrophic failure and death. Citicorp Center first. This 59-story building, completed in 1977 and now known as 601 Lexington Avenue, has two notable features: first, a distinctive slant-topped profile, and second, four main supporting piers, nine stories tall, each located in the center of one of the sides of the building’s square footprint rather than in the corners. The latter evidently flummoxed some participants in the construction process. Although the building as originally designed could withstand the expected wind loads, the contractor came up with the aforementioned idea of substituting bolts for welds in the building’s wind-bracing system. This wasn’t inherently crazy, but (among other regrettable decisions) engineers evaluating the change’s impact failed to calculate the effect of winds striking the building at a

45-degree angle rather than straight on. Not long after completion, the lead structural engineer realized the building could be toppled by a storm of a severity that on average was seen in New York once every 16 years. The owners spent a frantic summer strengthening 200 bolted joints with welded-on steel plates, working on weekends when the building was unoccupied. The danger thus averted didn’t become public knowledge till a 1995 article in the New Yorker. To be clear: while bolted joints are cheaper and inherently weaker, nothing I’ve seen suggests their use in Citicorp Center was sneaky or that the bolts themselves were substandard. Bolts, nuts, and other fasteners are commonly rated for strength, corrosion resistance, and so on. Highperformance fasteners are typically stamped with special markings, but it’s not hard to create fakes from inferior materials at lower cost. These have been blamed for numerous deaths: • In 1989 counterfeit bolts holding together the tail of Partnair Flight 394 came loose, causing the aircraft to disintegrate at 22,000 feet, killing all 55 aboard. • Counterfeit bolts were blamed for a 1985 accident involving a U.S. Army self-propelled howitzer, in which the mechanism that elevates the gun snapped its bolts and crushed a soldier. • Counterfeit bolts were suspected in two fatal crane accidents in the 1980s—more about this directly. Bad bolts have also been cited as the cause of two military helicopter accidents, toxic industrial leaks, and a broadcasting tower collapse, all resulting in fatalities. Back to those crane accidents. One of them happened when a construction crane fell off a building in New York, giving us the following confusing situation: (a) a Manhattan building was endangered due to a weakness involving bolts, but not due to fake bolts; (b) many people have nonetheless been killed due to bad bolts; (c) a few of said fatalities were in New York, but (d) none lately as far as I know—recent NYC crane collapses have involved things like faulty ropes or Hurricane Sandy. Slim comfort, but at least you’ve got the facts. CS By cecil adams



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Elsewhere in these pages, you’ll find a story profiling Soft Science Records and its Jan. 9 record release show at Hang Fire. It’s a band-rich week, at several locales, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s great to welcome Hang Fire back to the ranks of Savannah clubs spotlighting live music (or DJs, or drag shows — whatever works for ya). The club was more or less inactive for a while there, live music-wise, but these days, it seems Hang Fire has a whole lot of the coolest shows in town. Among our lovely city’s visiting artists this week: Perfect Pussy, a distortion-driven thrash punk band from Syracuse, sharing Saturday’s Hang Fire bill with our own Tonto and Crazy Bag Lady. Frontwoman Meredith Graves is a screaming banshee, spitting perversely poetic (and sometimes, personal-pain-induced) lyrics that are more felt than understood. Represented by a four-song cassette(!) called I have lost all desire for feeling, Perfect Pussy is currently at work on a debut full-length. There are two live shows at Graveface Records this weekend. On Friday, Jan. 10, Beach Weather, Edward Appleby and Black Dust play at 7 p.m. The first two are experimental pop musicians from Alabama, and homegrown Black Dust is P.M. Goerner (guitar wizard from of Blackrune) and Ryan McCardle (of the “folk noir” duo mumbledust). They’ll play a “short ambient” set. Beach Weather’s single “Dreamboat” creates a gorgeous, minimalist







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pop landscape. It sounds like Art Garfunkel singing a long-lost Beach Boys song. The “band” is a guy from Mobile named Henry Armbrecht. On Sunday (the 12th), things get a tad more abrasive at Graveface. This show (also at 7 p.m.) brings in the D.C. punk band Priests, supported by Savannah’s Forced Entry and Crazy Bag Lady. Both in-store shows are free, although a nice donation in support of touring and local bands is always welcome. At the Jinx on Friday the 10th: The heavily hardcore Sins of Godless Men (once known as Howler), with bass and drums from Jeremiah Stuard and Donald Moats (from the currently-inactive Whaleboat), guitar from Greg Rettig and drums by Duncan Iaria, along with Rincon’s killer electric blues trio Burning Mansions and the Atlanta punk band the Hotels.

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• Look no more for the Accomplices this weekend. Our favorite Savannahian Americana gang is playing at the first Tamp & Tap event, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Perc Coffee Roasters, 1802 E. Broad St. It’s a beersampling event, with food (for separate purchase) from the Jepson Café and Angel’s BBQ. Perc and Southbound Brewing are pouring their new seasonal collaboration, Moonlight Drive. Get $20 advance tickets at ID required, of course. • Terrific to welcome back Lucia Garcia, aka Electric Grandma, who’s been on a soul-searching (and familyvisiting) trip out west. She returns this week to play at the Sentient Bean (Friday, Jan. 10) with the Richmond, Virginia duo Lobo Marina. According to Laney Sullivan (she’s half of the twosome), “Lobo Marino is a mix of continues on p. 18


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tribal, folk and world music featuring the harmonium, drum and various other unique instruments and voices. At its core it is the musical response to the continuous travels and ongoing spiritual journey of its members.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. • A reminder that the Atlanta drag adventure Legendary Children appears this week (Thursday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m.) at Dollhouse Productions. The group is accompanied by an extraordinary and unique photo exhibit, from “six gay Southern” photographers. And the next night (that’d be the

10th) Savannah’s House of Gunt drag/performance troupe takes the Hang Fire stage at 10. • Our good friends in the Dirty Dolls Burlesque Revue are back this week. Ms. Mary Contrary and the South’s most sizzling all-lesbian burlesque trio will raise the roof at Club One Friday, Jan. 10 at 11:30 p.m. • Baltimore’s Chiffon (Chase O’Hara and Amy Reid) has a Jan. 17 Hang Fire date, playing bizarre lounge pop alongside Meth Dad (Nashvillebased electro dance party music) and Savannah popster Boy Harsher. • Cusses are back in town Feb. 1,

for a show at the Jinx with Bear Fight. • Martin Sexton will be at the Wormhole Feb. 5. Tickets are on sale now at the club’s website. • A ways off but worth noting: That delightful gypsy jazz ensemble Velvet Caravan kicks off the Congregation Mickve Israel concert series March 2, in the synagogue. Advance tickets for the 3:30 p.m. performance are $15 (they’ll be $20 at the door). Call (912) 233-1547, extension 301. • The exemplary singer/songwriter Jefferson Ross returns Jan. 25 for a Sentient Bean show (with Lauren Lapointe). Jeff, who recently left

Savannah for new digs in Nashville (shortly after the release of his Isle of Hope CD) will also play the Savannah Songwriters show next day at Johnny Harris Restaurant. He was one of the founders of the local songwriter roundup back in 2012. • If you’re following the adventures of Tom Kohler, et al and their Savannah Rocks! project (see Jessica Leigh Lebos’ fine story in this issue), the Feb. 7 live concert event is in the planning stages — there’s nothing to announce yet, but I can say that I’ll be on the stage, too — in some capacity. Keep it here as details unfold. CS

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In modern-speak, “soft science” refers to non-physical sciences, i.e. psychology and sociology. Biology, chemistry, the meat-and-bone stuff is considered “hard science.” In 2014 Savannah, Soft Science is also a startup indie record label, releasing its inaugural vinyl product — a pair of marbled-vinyl 45 RPM singles — this week. And celebrating

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Records has already dipped its toe into retail waters with 2012 cassettetape singles by Sauna Heat and Triathalon. The Jan. 9 release includes vinyl from Savannah garage rock twosome Wet Socks (“New Crush,” on red and black vinyl) and Thee Holy Ghosts, a snotty surf-punk band from

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Gainesville, Florida (“On My Own,” pressed on blue and black vinyl), plus a three-cassette reissue of local synthpop pioneer Jeff Zagers’ three albums Chu’s Blues, Fold; The Tale of Table and Key Conduction. Pressed in Nashville, the singles (there are 400 copies of each, making it a true limited edition) began as




while. I’d been promoting shows for a while, so I know a lot of touring bands, and a lot of local bands. “And then I thought ‘You know what, it would be awesome to make a Wet Socks record. It would awesome to make a record with this band Thee Holy Ghosts. So let’s give it a shot.’” The two members of Wet Socks, Hunter Jayne and John Zimmerman, are also students (Jayne is also one of the guitarists in Triathalon). “The way we operate right now is we’re all buddies,” adds Muller. It all comes together Thursday night, Jan. 9, at Hang Fire. The Soft Science Records release party — sponsored, of course, by Safe//Sound — will feature live performance from Wet Socks, Thee Holy Ghosts, Zagers and White Treasure (T-shirts and other swag will be for sale, as well).

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Mary is the snarky one. Margaret is the sweet one. The O’Brien sisters, raised Catholic right here in Savannah, have their faith and even their friendship put to the test in Evan Smith’s play The Savannah Disputation. When a pretty young proselytizer named Melissa knocks on the door and perkily asks if they want to know all about Jesus, Mary and Margaret have powerfully different reactions. It’s the Deep South, but Melissa’s not a Bible-thumping Baptist caricature in Smith’s show, which starts

a two-weekend local run Jan. 10 at Muse Arts Warehouse. “I would say she’s an evangelical zealot who’s not from any particular church you’ve ever heard of before,” laughs actress Carmel Garvin Hearn, who’s playing the gullible Margaret. Directed by Tom Coleman, The Savannah Disputation is the Savannah Community Theatre’s first show for 2014. “Smith understands that the strange boundaries separating Christianity and Catholicism

may be innocuous to the casual observer,” said Time Out New York, “but to those in either camp, they’re as distinctive and divisive as race or ethnicity.” Much more than a dry give-andtake between religious ideologies, The Savannah Disputation is a laughout loud comedy. “Faith,” declared the Boston Globe in its review, “is a complicated business — and even sometimes, a funny business, too.” Hearn considers the play a rich combination of styles. “There are a lot of funny moments in this play

The cast of The Savannah Disputation: Carmel Garvin Hearn, left, Jamie Grafton, Jeffrey Hall and Anna Burrell.

— but it’s not a complete comedy from beginning to end,” she says. “It’s sort of a theological episode of The Golden Girls. There are lots of laughs, but then there’s moments where you pause and you reflect. The first act is a little lighter, a little more funny, and the second act has some more poignant moments in it. “I will say that each of the characters, by the end of the show, has had a metamorphosis.” The show is designed to inspire thought and theological debate, Hearn explains, not hammer home

play. I was very fortunate that that happened. And I was fortunate to run across Tom Coleman, also. “I think it’s always good to work with someone new, and I’d never worked with Tom before. It’s a new approach for me. Tom’s whole approach towards directing is not what I had been working with for the last 5,000 years. It’s great. It’s a new way of looking of things.” Burrell says she’s looking forward to acting in Savannah again. She’s especially glad that JinHi Soucy Rand opened Muse Arts Warehouse — in the old days, Burrell explains, “space was always the problem.” Like Medea, The Savannah Disputation is being staged at Muse. “JinHi has an amazing space,” adds Burrell. “And she’s the most generous host you can imagine on the planet.” CS The Savannah Disputation Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road When: At 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18; at 3 p.m. Jan. 12, 19 Tickets: Thursday $12; $18 Fridays/Saturdays - $18.00; $15 Sundays Reservations: (912) 247-4644


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some sort of religious agenda. “We don’t want this to have that effect on anyone,” she says. “We really don’t. “We actually invited a Catholic priest to read the script, come see the show and advise us that we’re presenting what we think we’re presenting. And he’s given us his blessing. He really sees the message.” The fourth character in this religion-go-round is Father Murphy, brought in (by sour, skeptical Mary) as a ringer to argue faith with the zealous Melissa. Mary is played by veteran Savannah thespian Anna Burrell, who returned to the local stage (after a six-year absence) in a 2013 production of the Greek tragedy Medea. Although she performed in plenty of comedies, Burrell was — for years — considered the finest dramatic actress in the area. “I focused on other things, really,” Burrell says about her time offstage. “And artistically speaking, they weren’t terribly satisfying. Medea just sort of happened — a friend asked me to be in it. I was like, I can’t believe you’re asking me to be in this


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Manager Douglas Sharpe, center, and the fun staff — including Veronica Ventura, left — will show you around all the groovy goodies for the quality tobacco lifestyle

Smoke City: ‘70s good vibrations by Cheryl Baisden Solis

It was like walking into a smoke shop in the mid-1970s, all exotic incense, winking glass, funky T-shirts, the Allman Brothers laying down riffs on the stereo and vintage posters of everything from Deadhead memorabilia to Johnny Cash givin’ you the finger. Somehow, I felt right at home. This is a smoke shop extraordinaire with all the fragrant trimmings. Yeah, I ride the tobacco horse, my friends— it’s my main vice and I’m not ashamed to admit how much I enjoy it. If ever I want to change it up a bit and try something new, this is the place to lay down my cash. “Take a look around, “says Douglas Sharpe, the manager, “If there’s something you want, but don’t see, we’ll be more than happy to get it for you.” I was a college student again, my allowance burning a hole in my pocket, trying to decide on just what I could buy and still afford lunch the next day. They have the incense, they have the Indian bedcovers, they have the psychedelic posters, the shelf upon shelf of every kind of pipe you can imagine. Lest one gets the wrong idea, they also have nice selection of fine tobacco and cabinets full of fine cigars. Living in Beijing for three years, I made a habit of having a bowl

of shisha (moist, fruity tobacco) burning away in the hookah as I ate my kabobs and hummus, and definitely developed a taste for taking a hit on those big glass pipes — it makes you feel a little like the Caterpillar in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ crossed with a wealthy eastern potentate — heady, to say the least. I was impressed by the selection here of hookahs in all colors, sizes and designs, as well as the shisha available. Paradoxically, this smoke shop also carries a valid alternative to smoking: a much bigger selection of e-cigarettes than you’d find at any local convenience store or Walmart. E-cigarettes, credited to inventor Hon Lik in Beijing, heat a liquid nicotine solution, turning it into vapor — all the taste, none of the smoke. I’ve seen the strawberry-flavored sets in my local Circle K, but at Smoke City you’ll find 26 different brands of flavorings from cheesecake to salted caramel. The most popular

combo, the manager laughingly tells me, is the cheesecakes mixed with a fruit flavor like cherry or pineapple. I suspect when walking into a place that joggles some fine memories from my college days that the owner was a someone around my own age who had built the feel of the store from a host of memories — Stone Kingdom, a funky little shop that used to reside just outside the back gate of Hunter Army Airfield, comes to mind. It was surprising to hear that the proprietor is not quite 30, not old enough to remember the halcyon period of the ‘60s and ‘70s when stores like this were a common sight. James Combs is from Jacksonville and savvy enough to recognize a developing trend. When stock market investments gave him a steady cash flow he decided to go with that flow and opened up specialty shops in Jacksonville and Ocala. Combs currently lives in Jacksonville, so his faithful manager, Douglas, handles the store in Savannah. He’s a friendly dude with twinkly blue eyes and a neat, blond beard. He’s informative and very knowledgeable about smoking trends, and I can tell you, just juggling the details of what this place has to offer is amazing—just ask and he’ll bring you right to it. I like the specialty items for sale,

which shows a willingness to step out of the comfort zone: witness the elegant glass contraption called the Venturi System, a sort of double-sided clear pipe with the bowl in the middle and held by a glass knob at the bottom. Douglas tells me the inventor just walked into the store one day and asked James if he could sell some product there. James was intrigued and thus the exchange commenced. If you have a yen to decorate your pad with posters and glassware from the ‘60s and ‘70s, throw a psychedelic curtain over the entryway, find a retro T-shirt or pick from a wild selection of colorful patches to sew on your clothes, Smoke City has what you need. In other words, they’re not just about smoking, but have a handle on the lifestyle as well. It’s a fun place to spend some time. I schmoozed away over an hour just ogling the variety of paraphernalia that stuff their shelves. Every corner and rack is packed and there are surprises everywhere. It was also interesting to hear the conversations of customers and sales staff — certain local celebrities in the music biz frequent the store for everything from e-liquids to blown-glass pendants. cs 48 W Montgomery Cross Rd #103, 912/920-2255

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It sounds like a match made in heaven — but the buzz is purely local.

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Two of Savannah’s most passionate beverage creators, Smith Mathews of Southbound Brewing Company and Philip Brown of PERC Coffee, joined forces in the last half of 2013 to develop a seasonal beer, and the anticipation has caused mass mouthwatering among beer lovers and coffeephiles. The thirst-slaking result of their labors is a seasonal beer christened Moonlight Drive, a rich Imperial Stout infused with the smoky notes of PERC’s Bolly Blue Krishna roast. It makes its debut at Tamp and Tap, an afternoon tasting festival taking place this Saturday, Jan. 11 at PERC’s swanky new roasting facility inside the baronial brick compound of the Southern Pine Company. Both Smith and Brown produce their respective small batch brews with careful attention to ingredients and process. Naturally, their collaboration required ample research and development. “We had a couple of meetings over the summer to see how we could incorporate the science of beer with the science of coffee,” says Brown, who — along with his staff of “friendly coffee geeks” — experimented with six different coffees before settling on the Indonesiansourced beans. “It took a couple of months to get the ‘R and D’ just right.” The first pilot batch of Moonlight Drive tasted like “chocolatey iced coffee,” describes Southbound Brewing’s marketing director Carly Wiggins, and the final product is expected to be a bit lighter with less of a java kick. “There’s still going to be that coffee influence, but Smith wanted to get those other notes in there that come from the malts,” explains Wiggins, adding that the best pilot batch yielded “a very dark, medium-bodied beer with chocolate and roasty

Southbound Brewing Co.’s Smith Mathews (l.) and Carly Wiggins (center) with PERC’s Philip Brown

flavors.” Those with their glasses at the ready this Saturday will be the first to sample Moonlight Drive right out of the gate. The 8.5 percent alcohol stout is already brewed, but the last steps of this crafted concoction have yet to be implemented. A true purist who earned his beer chops at Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewery, brewmaster Mathews is waiting to add the 150 pounds of ground coffee beans (wrapped in cheesecloth to prevent any sediment) until the optimum moment. “We actually add the coffee about 18 hours before we’re ready to keg it,” says Wiggins. “That way there’s no bitterness, just a really smooth coffee flavor.” Like Southbound’s other offerings, Moonlight Drive reflects a wink to rock n’ roll — the Iron Lion Pale Ale pays homage to Bob Marley, and the Bad Bad Cascade Brown salutes Jim Croce. In this case, the Doors’ offbeat blues tune provided inspiration (you just might hear Jim Morrison crooning as you sip: Let’s climb through the tide/Surrender to the waiting worlds /That lap against our side…) “We thought ‘Moonlight Drive’ was perfect for this brew, the drive from the caffeine, the dark from the moonlight...” says Wiggins. Tamp and Tap attendees can take it for a spin along with three other Southbound labels, including Hoplin’ IPA, Scattered Sun Belgian Wit and the

aforementioned Bad Bad Cascade Brown. Tastings are doled out in 5-ounce samples, though a souvenir pint glass is included in the price of admission. Wiggins calls the event “a celebration of local collaboration” that highlights not only the Southbound/ PERC partnership but other familiar businesses as well. The Jepson Café and Angel’s BBQ are creating special for-purchase edibles made from Southbound beers and PERC coffee. Musical entertainment will be provided by the band that pairs well with anything, the Accomplices. The event also presents opportunity to tour the cavernous warehouses of reclaimed materials and sustainable design at Southern Pine Co. and PERC’s new operations, now open to the public for coffee tastings called “cuppings.” Speaking of tours and tastings, Southbound Brewing Co. will finally be able to offer those up at their Lathrop Ave. space in the next few weeks. Wiggins reports that the city approved the necessary ordinance in September, the building permit has been issued and the ADA-sanctioned wheelchair ramp and restroom are just about finished. The brewery will premiere its first public event on Feb. 1, the “Raise a Glass to Raise the Roof ” fundraising even for Second Harvest. In the meantime, she and brewmaster Mathews are grateful that PERC and Brown offered to host this time around. As for their celestial collaboration, Brown fully intends to offer up his beans to Southbound for more seasonal delights in the future. “As far as I’m concerned, we’d like to do it yearly.” cs Tamp & Tap hosted by Southbound Brewing Co. and PERC Coffee When: 1-4 p.m., Sat. Jan. 11 Where: PERC @ Southern Pine Co., 1802 E. Broad St. Cost: $20 advance/$30 at gate Tickets: tampandtap.brownpapertickets. com

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Imagine: A Savannah Art Association Exhibition — “Imagine” is the

Savannah Art Association announces new exhibit at Airport Art Gallery, located in the main terminal adjacent to the ticketing hall. Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, 400 Airways Ave.

Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition —

Features juried selections from two-dimensional artwork submitted by professional artists from throughout the nation. Free and open to the public. Reception is January 24, 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Jan. 13-28 Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St.

Leonardo Drew: Selected Works — Elaborate ab-

Cr8ive Figures Show —

Blick Gallery presents a show by two artists: Candace Whittemore Lovely and Annabel Lee Hammet. The main body of work consists of figures in oils on canvas, painted aluminum sculpture and paint marker drawings on paper. Show hangs throughout January, opening event will be 6-8pm on Thursday, January 9. Blick Art Materials, 318 East Broughton St.

Art auction benefits victims of Typhoon Haiyan, at Silvers 5&10 on Broughton Typhoon Haiyan Art Benefit and Auction —Over 100

local and international artists donate works to benefit relief efforts for typhoon Haiyan. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages by local restaurants. 6-11 p.m. at Silver’s 5 & 10 Cent Store, Corner of Broughton and Barnard $10 suggested donation.

Bridge: Exhibition of works by SCAD Chinese Painting Class — Twelve students

created the works during fall quarter of 2013 in a 10-week study in Chinese painting. Free and open to the public. Jan. 10-26 Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.


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Mansion to Museum Lecture & Reception — Celebrating

the Telfair Academy and the opening of Mansion to Museum, this fast-paced lecture presented by Telfair staff tells the larger story of Telfair Museums, addressing all the moving parts of the Telfair’s mission from the beginning to the present, and looks to the future. Sponsored by the Telfair Academy Guild. $12 museum admission. Free to Telfair members. Reception and cash bar. Thu., Jan. 9, 6 p.m. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.

Continuing 1st Art Exhibition and Sale — Works created in the

City of Savannah’s classes and workshops during 2013. Through Jan. 17. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

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 for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Ice or Salt — Iconic and

recent works by artist Ellen Gallagher. An original and focused look at the artist’s gridded forms, and use of incision and excision to extend the centrifugal aspect of her mapping. Through Jan. 19 SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

stract sculptural installations and compositions and selected works on paper. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. New York Accents — An exhibition of visual art, decorative and fine art objects from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection dating from the early 19th century to the present, exploring the rich influence of New York on Savannah. Museum admission. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Paintings by Cait Willis —

Paintings that interpret visual constructs gleaned from television and computer screen anomalies. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Paintings by Raymond Gaddy — Recent repre-

sentational works by Savannah based painter Raymond Gaddy, who also teaches painting and drawing at the University of North Florida. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street. Pierre Gonnord: Portraying the South — In recognition

of the 50th anniversary of the death of Nobel Prizewinning author William Faulkner, the artist conducted a three-month residency in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

SCAD ‘Small Works’ sales exhibition — Original

pieces by SCAD students, professors, alumni and staff. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St. Silver From the Rizza Collection — An exhibition

of the recently donated collection of 18th-to-20th

century American and English silver from Dr. Frank Rizza and his family. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. 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 for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms — Works from

1959-1979. Surveys the renowned American designer’s wood and fiberglass objects, and presents related materials from his archives. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Classes New Winter Art Classes at The Studio School — Class-

es beginning January 6: six-week Portfolio Prep for Middle schoolers, six-week Saturday Oil Painting Intensive, eightweek Portrait Painting, plus Basic Drawing and Painting for Youth and Adults. Ongoing multilevel classes taught by local artist, Melinda Borysevicz. Studio School, 1319 Bull St.

Art Classes and Lessons — Drawing and paint-

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Dallas Buyers Club is tougher than most movies in the underdog vein. That’s mostly due to the fact that director Jean-Marc Vallee and scripters Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack refuse to soften McConaughey’s character until absolutely necessary. Ron Woodroof is a boorish and bigoted redneck, the sort you want to wipe off your shoe, and even late in the game, when you expect him to give some drugs to a poor kid who doesn’t have enough cash, he instead yells to everyone waiting in line that he’s not running a charity and those without money need to scram. His relationship with Rayon operates on a slightly different frequency, as he genuinely comes to care for this colorful character. Leto hasn’t had a role this meaty since Requiem for a Dream 13 years ago, although there’s no question that this is McConaughey’s movie. The actor’s been on fire lately, with choice roles in Mud, Magic Mike and more, but this represents a new career best. I can take or leave the heavily hyped factoid that he lost 40 pounds for this role - that’s not acting, that’s dieting - but his actual performance is a keeper, playing a man trying to hold onto life as ferociously as a street dog clamping down on a bone. Because this is Oscar season, and because this film is projected to do well in the awards race, it’s already receiving some backlash, with the most patently absurd hit piece being an article in The Atlantic which states that this is a movie “the Tea Party can enjoy” (yeah, cuz I’m sure its members would love Jared Leto’s character) and how dare the filmmakers paint the FDA in such a negative light. The most prominent criticism over the ensuing months will doubtless be the suggestion that a movie about a crisis that disproportionately affected homosexuals shouldn’t have a heterosexual as its central character. Fair enough, except I think the fact that it does have a straight man as its protagonist is commendable, further emphasizing that this is a disease that affects everyone: gays, straights, adults, children, drag queens and even dirt-kicking Texas cowboys. (The film opens Friday, Jan. 10 at the Spotlight Eisenhower Cinemas. That evening’s 7:45 show is sponsored by CinemaSavannah - admission is $7 if you mention the group by name.)

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While David O. Russell is managing to out-Scorsese Scorsese with American Hustle, the real Martin Scorsese isn’t taking the movie season off; instead, he’s back with The Wolf of Wall Street, an adaptation (by Terence Winter) of Jordan Belfort’s memoirs about his success during the 1990s as a crooked stockbroker whose wealth was matched only by his hubris. While this is the weakest of the five collaborations between Scorsese and his star player Leonardo DiCaprio, that’s not putting any of the blame on the actor’s shoulders. He’s sensational as Belfort, who rises from an eager Wall Street newcomer to a whiz kid great at the shady sale to a millionaire whose bad habits and bad deeds mean he’s primed for a fall. Like American Hustle (as well as many other 2013 titles, including DiCaprio’s The Great Gatsby), the film is a look at American success and excess, a tale of unchecked consumerism and capitalism, but it feels like it’s late to the party. Its Wall Street setting makes it more familiar than other recent films in this vein, and there’s little here that expands on corporate raider Gordon Gekko’s mantra (in Oliver Stone’s 1987 Wall Street) that “Greed ... is good.” Creatively, it’s a step back for

Scorsese: Replace the violence in his gangster flicks with the copious nudity here, and it doesn’t feel like the needle’s moved much. Yet because it’s a work from this master moviemaker, it looks great, and it features a few powerhouse scenes. Mostly, though, it’s showcases some terrific acting. On the heels of his impeccable work in Mud and Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey hits a homer in his brief appearance as Belfort’s mentor, who insists that booze, drugs and frequent masturbation are the chief requisites for a successful career on Wall Street. The only actor who fails to make much of an impression is Jean Dujardin, who won the Best Actor Oscar a couple of years ago for The Artist. Stripped of his voice, he carried that silent film with his charm; here, he gets to deliver dialogue as a Swiss bank manager, but it’s a colorless role, and he’s drowned out by all the cacophony in this ambitious but overbaked movie.

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Is it fair to David O. Russell to call American Hustle the best Martin Scorsese film Martin Scorsese never made? Deliriously alive on screen, with an energy that’s often electrifying, it’s a movie that in its best moments recalls Scorsese’s gangster classic GoodFellas, with a bit of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights thrown in to sweeten the pot. Russell, who’s been on a recent tear with such Oscar heavies as Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, has stepped up his game even further here, and whether he swiped Scorsese’s own playbook ultimately doesn’t matter, as he does enough on his own to justify his increasingly elevated standing among contemporary American directors. A wink-wink disclaimer at the start makes note of the fact that, while this is based on a true story, much of it didn’t really unfold as it does on the screen. The film uses as its anchor the Abscam sting operation that took place in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when the FBI managed to nab several politicians on charges of bribery. The bureau employed a con man named Melvin Weinberg to assist in prepping the investigation, and that’s where Christian Bale comes in. He plays Irving Rosenfeld, the

fictionalized version of Weinberg. In a fantastic opening scene, we watch as Irving patiently and meticulously gets his comb-over (complete with fake puff of hair) just right, signaling that this will be a movie in which surface appearances count for a lot but can just as easily be wrecked (as happens to that comb-over). Irving works alone on his cons, but that changes after he meets and falls for Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), whose classiness and sex appeal allow him to succeed like never before. But zealous FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) manages to bust Sydney, which enables him to blackmail the couple: Snag some bad guys for the agency and the lovebirds can walk away. It sounds like a sweet deal, but it grows increasingly complicated as it progresses, with Richie electing to go after bigger game, Irving worrying about his new friendship with a beloved Jersey mayor (Jeremy Renner) and Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) threatening to gum up the works. There’s more - so much more - and it’s all delivered by Russell and his co-writer Eric Singer in a manner that feels free-flowing but is actually tightly scripted. The entire cast is superb - Bale’s baleful glares at Richie and exasperated ones at Rosalyn suggest he might have had a place in silent cinema - although it’s the ladies who take top honors. Adams, generally cast as sweet, soulful women (see the upcoming Her for the most recent example), gets to be sexy, smart, duplicitous and even piteous, and she nails every facet of this fascinating character. As for Lawrence, she continues her big-screen conquest, building on her triumphs with a hysterical (in both senses of the word) turn as a blowsy wife who fancies herself the heroine of this sordid saga. The scene in which she and Irving argue over a newfangled device called a “science oven” - that’s a microwave to you and me - is a keeper, and if the film’s a hit, then “science oven” might be the most bandied-around movie catchphrase since “I drink your milkshake.”



A sequel that’s better than the original? I don’t know how to put this, but that’s kind of a big deal. While many folks have loved 2004’s Anchorman:



Saving Mr. Banks is pleasant for much of its running time - at least the sections that follow how, in 1961, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) finally succeeded in his 20-year attempt to get writer P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to meet with him to discuss bringing her novel Mary Poppins to the big screen. Travers had spent two decades refusing to allow her cherished character to become cheapened in a Hollywood production, but with her finances growing tight, she has little choice but to at least entertain the possibility of a motion picture adaptation. Yet as soon as she sets foot in Los Angeles, she becomes impossible, and Disney and his Poppins partners, scripter Don DaGradi (Bradley Whitford) and composers Richard and Robert Sherman (the enjoyable tag team of Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak), do everything in their power to please her. Yet her demands in terms of the film version (for which she has yet to sign over the rights) are tough ones: no Dick Van Dyke, no animation, no songs and - why not? - nothing colored red in the entire production. Yet as history has proven, the film did get made, it was a huge critical and commercial success, and Disney and Travers allowed all their differences to melt away and lived happily ever after. Or so the film would have one believe - in truth, Travers was so offended by the movie and by Disney’s treatment of her that she refused to ever do business with him again. Of course, this wouldn’t be an apt ending for a cheery holiday release produced by - you guessed it - Walt Disney Pictures, so the sour notes are relegated to the distant past, in flashback sequences that show Travers as a young girl . Thompson is fine as the persnickety author, but the one-note nature of the part hardly makes it a stretch for the actress. And Hanks is suitably avuncular as everyone’s Uncle Walt, though it’s hard for him to disappear in the role of so familiar a person.



It’s Alexander Payne to the rescue, as the director of Sideways and The Descendants has provided Bruce Dern with one of the meatiest roles of his

long career in Nebraska. Working from a script by Bob Nelson, Payne has allowed the actor to recapture the spotlight, and he responds with an excellent performance of the lived-in kind, free of artifice and making no plays for audience sympathy or understanding. If we respond charitably toward his ornery, infuriating and not particularly pleasant character, it’s only because we determine it’s the right thing to do, not because of any showboat softening on Dern’s part. This cantankerous coot, Woody Grant, has spent his life complacently — even at times unhappily — married to the outspoken Kate (a hilarious June Squibb), serving as a poor father to his now-grown sons David (Will Forte, wisely taking a break from awful comedies) and Ross (Bob Odenkirk) and drowning himself in the bottle whenever possible. Now a senior citizen who might have a touch of Alzheimer’s about him, he’s motivated to get off the couch because he believes he won a million dollars and wants to head from his Billings, Montana home to Lincoln, Nebraska to pick it up. He didn’t win anything, of course — he merely received one of those sweepstakes scam letters used to hawk magazine subscriptions — but he won’t hear of it, convinced that the cash is being kept for him at the company’s Lincoln headquarters. Once it becomes apparent that he’s going to keep wandering off with the intent of hoofing it until he drops, David finally decides to drive the old man himself. Nebraska is reminiscent of Payne’s 2002 film About Schmidt, in which another deeply flawed individual (played by Jack Nicholson) embarks on a road trip in which he never quite discovers enough about himself or others like he should. Yet it also stirs memories of Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show: Like that 1971 classic, this new film is also shot in black and white (by Phedon Papamichael), a creative decision that serves to make the landscapes even more stark and the characters’ lives even more drab. Indeed, it’s the film’s universal truths — among them the constant splintering and rebuilding of familial relations, the open road as an openended metaphor, and the need for continued purpose and relevance as one grows older — that makes Nebraska less a movie involving a specific state and more a film evoking a

specific state of mind.



The new version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is something of a queer duck, a movie that may be about life and love and hopes and dreams but feels like it was written by a computer program. Ben Stiller (who also directed) plays our man Walter, a lowly magazine employee who has a habit of zoning out at any given moment, whereupon his imagination takes over and he sees himself as a heroic and dashing figure coming to the rescue of his sweet-natured coworker Cheryl (Kristen Wiig). His only friends (more like acquaintances, actually) are his assistant Hernando (Adrian Martinez) and Todd (Patton Oswalt), the eHarmony operator who frequently calls him to update his profile. (Product placements loom large in this film, to the point that The eHarmony Life of Walter Mitty or The Secret Life of Papa John’s would also work as titles.) A new executive (Adam Scott) arrives at Life to oversee the switch from print to digital, and staff downsizing is an inevitability. But first, the final newsstand issue needs to be put to bed, and the negative for the cover image, taken by the fearless, devil-may-care photojournalist Sean O’Connell (Sean Penn), has gone missing. So it’s up to Walter to travel the world in search of the elusive O’Connell, an odyssey that allows him to transform from a milquetoast into a man. Or that’s the idea; in actuality, Walter’s exploits are so singularly uninteresting that there’s no cathartic release on the audience’s part whenever Walter scratches another accomplishment off his bucket list. The outdoor cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh (The Piano) is exceptional, but even these attempts to evoke some genuine emotion through the humbling grandeur of the natural world are nullified by other sequences that are CGIed to death (particularly an endless crosscity chase between Walter and Scott’s obnoxious executive). For all its humanist swagger, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty feels only slightly less synthetic than Velcro. CS


The Legend of Ron Burgundy from day one, I trashed it upon its original release, only re-evaluating it years later after countless friends who likewise dissed it assured me it was better on a second viewing. They were right: The laughs suddenly seemed more smart-stupid and less stupid-stupid, and the lunkheaded protagonists were easier to take this time around. Newscasters Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) are now married and have a young son, but things turn sour when the network head (the first of many amusing cameos) promotes Veronica to the national desk and fires Ron. This leads Ron to a drunken gig at SeaWorld (an icky and unfortunate partnership for the studio and the film, given that heinous organization’s inhumane treatment of animals; see the excellent documentary Blackfish), but it’s not long before he’s offered the chance to serve as an anchor for the world’s first 24-hour news network - a concept that Ron declares is the stupidest idea he’s ever heard. But he takes the job, assembling his old team in the process: sportscaster Champ Kind (David Koechner), weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) and newshound Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd). As these jokers attempt to make it in the brave new world of aroundthe-clock news, Ferrell and director Adam McKay, sharing screenplay duties, manage to inject their tale with jabs at numbing media saturation, crooked Australian moguls and sensationalism passed off as real news. None of these are exactly fresh subjects - 1987’s Broadcast News expertly tackled that last-named in one single sequence - but it demonstrates that there’s subtext here for anyone who wants to look. But, of course, who really wants to look? Comedy is king here, and much of Anchorman 2 is uproarious, from a great bit involving scorpions and bowling balls to an outdoor skirmish like in the first film, only with more guest appearances (Oscar winners, A-listers, TV stars; it’s an embarrassment of riches). Carell steals the show as the thickas-a-brick Brick - his character is even romantically paired with an equally dense woman played by Kristen Wiig - but really, everyone gets into the spirit of silliness, and some of them even manage to stay classy while doing so.

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13th Colony Patriots

A group of conservative political activists that meets the 13th of each month. Dedicated to the preservation of the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. See Facebook page or call for information. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-604-4048. 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m Tubby's Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Chatham County Republican Party 2nd Saturday Breakfast

The CCRP Speaking Committee is proud to announce that Congressman Jack Kingston will appear at our January, Second Saturday Breakfast. Congressman Kingston will be updating us on what has been happening in Washington, D.C. and what is brewing in 2014. Please make plans to join us at Johnny Harris Banquet Facility on January 11, 2014. 15.00 Sat., Jan. 11, 9 a.m. Sat., Jan. 11, 9 a.m Johnny Harris Restaurant, 1651 East Victory Dr. Drinking Liberally

An informal, left-leaning gathering to discuss politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, or anything else that comes up. Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. Tondee's Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street (912) 341-7427 Free , 7 p.m. 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. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St. Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

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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. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Benefits 8th Annual Seacrest Partners Race for Preservation 10K/5K

The newly-redesigned 10K and 5K courses wind through five historic neighborhoods, raising money for Historic Savannah Foundation’s mission of preserving and protecting Savannah’s heritage. Saturday, February 22, 2014 8 a.m. race time. Registration open through 2/21/14. Jan. 4 through Feb. 20, $35-$40. Feb. 21 & 22, $40-$45. $25 for first responders/military/police/ fire. Through Feb. 21. 912.233.7787. Through Feb. 21 Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Agape's Enchanted Winter Ball

A Winter Wonderland dance, with a purpose. Sat. January 11, 7-11pm. Live music, entertainment, spoken word, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Proceeds benefit the FOCUS Summer Lunch Program. Sponsored by Agape Empowerment Ministries. Adults only, please. $35.00 Through Jan. 11. 678-768-7030. Through Jan. 11 Desoto Hilton, 15 E. Liberty St. 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. 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. . forsythfarmersmarket. com. Forsyth Farmers' Market, 501 Whitaker

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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. 912.344.2563. careers@ Maps/index.html. Through Feb. 1 Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Savannah Animal Blanket Drive

Help dogs and cats stay warm while awaiting homes. Please donate your used towels, blankets and pet bedding, as well as food or any other items useful to pets. Call 912-658-8299 to arrange free pickup OR Take directly to Savannah Chatham Animal Control between 1pm-4:45pm. OR Drop off items at these drop box locations: Savannah Veterinary Medical Center, 2014 E. Victory, 912-447-8711; Tail Spin, 4501 Habersham St. 912-691-8788; Critter Sit Doggy Daycare, 101 Sunshine Ave., 912-238-0067 or 912-631-6068; Tail Spin, 437 Pooler Pkwy, 912-330-8852 Through Jan. 15. 912-658-8299. Through Jan. 15 Chatham County Animal Shelter, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers

Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve as greeters, office assistants, animal photographers,event coordinators, groomers, property maintenance workers, kennel assistants, dog walkers, cat socializers, play area monitors, off-site adoption managers, veterinary

service supporters, and foster coordinators. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-years-old. . (912) 525-2151. Typhoon Haiyan Art Benefit and Auction

Over 100 local and international artists have donated works for this art auction and benefit for relief efforts for victims of super typhoon Haiyan. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages donated by local restaurants. Proceeds will be donated to the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) to directly support relief efforts. Organized by Ryan Sanchez,an artist and SCAD professor of Filipino heritage. $10 suggested cash donation. Fri., Jan. 10, 6-11 p.m. 626-260-1279. ryan@ryansanchez. com. Fri., Jan. 10, 6-11 p.m Silver's 5 & 10 Cent Store, Corner of Broughton and Barnard Streets. Auditions and Calls for Entries Auditions for Cotton Patch Gospel

A musical by Tom Key and Russell Treyz, with music and lyrics written by Harry Chapin. Based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan, the story retells the life of Jesus as if in modern day, rural Georgia. Callbacks: Thursday, January 16. Rehearsals: Jan 20-March 6, with some days off. Show dates: Feb. 28, March 1, 7, 8 at 7:30pm; March 2 & 9 at 3pm Mon., Jan. 13, 6 p.m. and Tue., Jan. 14, 6 p.m. Mon., Jan. 13, 6 p.m. and Tue., Jan. 14, 6 p.m Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. 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

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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. .

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


Gallery Seeks Local Artists

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

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Third Thursdays on Tybee, the spring and fall outdoor performance series held on Tybee Island, seeks applications from musicians and performance artists. Performances run from 5:30pm until 7:00pm and highlight diverse art forms by local, regional and national performers. This is the first year that performing art will be incorporated into the series. Monthly performances held at Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout or Tybee Oaks. Submit a press pack with a sample of talent and brief bio by 5pm, February 6. For application requirements, see "Information for Performers" document on the City of Tybee’s Main Street webpage. Judges review submissions and make decisions by mid-February. Call or visit the Third Thursdays on Tybee Facebook page for info. Through Feb. 6. (912) 472-5071. Through Feb. 6

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City of Savannah TV Show Seeks Entries

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.\arts).


information sheet at 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. 912651-6411. Lspracher@savannahga. gov. Through Jan. 31


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Left, the Dog Died, Now What?" Jan. 11 at Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce, Jan 13 at Bryan County Family Services Bldg. Parts for 2-6 men and 2- 6 women. All parts require singing. Sing whatever you like unaccompanied and there will be cold readings from the script. Sat., Jan. 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Mon., Jan. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Mon., Jan. 13, 6:308:30 p.m Savannah Chatham County Schools Online Specialty Program Applications

Starting January 8, 2014, Online Specialty Program Applications are available at, for Savannah-Chatham County Public School System's Specialty Programs. Each program has entrance requirements and the annual enrollment process begins in January to finalize student placement for the next school year. In addition to the paper- based application, this year the school system features a new online-based application, lottery, and registration. The online application window opens on January 8, 2014, and closes on February 7, 2014. Jan. 8-Feb. 7. Jan. 8-Feb. 7 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. 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. . Classes, Camps & Workshops Art classes as gifts!

Studio S.P.A.C.E. Give the gift of creativity or develop your own artistic skills! The Department of Cultural Affairs’ Studio S.P.A.C.E. offers educational fine craft classes and specialty workshops in visual arts for all ages and skill levels. Classes range from beginner to advanced and include courses in children’s and teen clay, teen jewelry, metalsmithing, stained-glass, sculpture, ceramics, and painting. Classes begin the week of January 20, 2014. Gift certificates available. | Through Jan. 20. 912.651.6783. SAVANNAHGA.GOV/ ARTS. Through Jan. 20 Art Classes at The Studio School

weekly drawing and painting classes

| Submit your event online at for youth and adults. See website, send email or call for details. 912-484-6415.

(must be used in 30 days) Tuesdays. 912-293-5727. Tuesdays First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr.

City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is registering students for Session I Classes and Workshops, held January 20 through February 28. Day and evening sessions are offered for children, teens, and adults in all skill levels. Sessions began Held at the Department of Cultural Affairs Arts Studios located at 9 W. Henry Street. Three week and six week classes are available as well as weekend workshops. Visual arts sessions include ceramics, metals, glass, jewelry, painting and drawing, Beginning Jewelry Design and Beading, Monochromatic Portrait Drawing, Watercolor and Basic Drawing, and Thrown and Altered Handles and Feet for ceramic works. Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Credit cards are accepted. Class schedule and registration forms are available online or by phone. Through Jan. 31. 912) 6516783. Through Jan. 31

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.

Art Classes offered by City of Savannah

Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching

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

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

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

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

Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance.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

Champions Training Center

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. Clay Classes

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

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

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

Be prepared to sweat! Bring your towel and your water bottle! This class is designed to enhance your strength, flexibility, balance, and overall body fitness. With belly dance movements in mind, this is a total body work out! $10 drop in or $80 for 10 classes Wednesdays, 7 p.m. 912.312.3549. Wednesdays, 7 p.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. 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. Enneagram Workshop

The Enneagram has been used for cen-

turies as a tool for personal transformation, self-understanding and insight. Until the 1950's it was only passed down orally as it was considered too significant to put in writing without group learning. Whatever your spiritual background, this framework can open new windows into understanding yourself and in how to be more effective with others; this interactive learning method is much more effective than just personal study. This two-evening class will be led by Gordon Matthews, a student and practitioner of Enneagram for many years. free - $10 suggested donation Fridays, 7 p.m.. 912-234-0980. uusavannah. org. Fridays, 7 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. 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. Fany's Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. . 912921-4646. Figure Drawing Classes

Tuesdays 6-9pm and Wednesdays 9:3012:30am. $60/4-session package or $20 drop-in fee. At the Studio School. . 912-484-6415. melindaborysevicz@ thestudioschoolsavannah. com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. 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. 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. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Introduction to Oil Painting One-Day Class

Tybee Arts Association hosts three oneday introduction to oil painting classes

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Jazz Funk Dance

Jazz Funk dance Sundays at 2:30pm - 3:15pm. This dance style is a blend of jazz and funk characterized by a strong back beat, groove, and electrified sound. It implements all types of improvisational elements from soul and funk arrangements. Jazz Funk will get you in the mood to groove to the music and having fun doing it. This class is open to ages 10+. $15 for drop-in or 4 for $50 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. 404-709-9312. 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. Latin Cardio

Latin Cardio is a cardio based workout class that is designed to get your off the couch and sweat while having fun! We dance to all your favorite latin style dances like cha cha, samba, jive, rumba, salsa and more! Don't worry... you will be sweating off the pounds every time you put your feet into action on the dance floor! No partner necessary. Workout clothes required! $10 drop in or $80 for 10 classes Mondays, 6 p.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile. Mondays, 6 p.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. 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. 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.

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. . 912-358-0054. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St.

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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. 404-7099312. inspiredanceprogram@hotmail. com. Sundays, 4:30 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr.


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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. Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St.

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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. . 912-6928055. 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. 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. .

Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry

HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT Select the appropriate OSHA standards that apply to a hazard Identify elements of a successful construction safety program Identify the more frequently cited OSHA standards Implement an effective recordkeeping procedure WHAT IS COVERED Introduction to OSHA Hazard Violation Search Workshop Safety programs Recordkeeping Hazard communication Health hazards in construction Personal protective equipment Fire protection and prevention Materials handling Hand and power tools Welding Electrical Scaffolding Fall protection Cranes continues on p. 36

Call for Editorial Interns! Connect Savannah is looking for a few good people to fill unpaid intern roles in photography and writing. Some experience would be awesome, but desire and good ideas are more important. Fill your portfolio with cool stuff, quickly, and score some college credit while you’re at it. Your first assignment as a budding tech-savvy journalist in 2014 is to NOT clog up the editor’s voicemail. Instead, email your interest to Editor in Chief Jim Morekis at jim@


with Jean Cauthen, a Charlotte, N.C., based painter with an MFA in painting and drawing from James Madison University. Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and March 4, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (bring a lunch). Sign up by email for all three or just one. Bring your own supplies or pay an additional $15/class supply fee. Supply list available via email. $35 ($30 for current TAA members) Through March 1. Through March 1 Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr.

and rigging Motor vehicles Excavation Concrete construction Steel erection Underground construction Demolition Blasting Stairways and ladders 830 Mon., Jan. 13, 10 a.m. Mon., Jan. 13, 10 a.m Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle.


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



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Photography Classes

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. .

Plein-aire Oil Landscape Painting Workshop

Tybee Art Association offers a two-day workshop for experienced oil, watercolor or acrylic painters, Jan. 23 9am2pm, and Jan. 24 11am-3pm. The focus will be on Tybee Island cottages. Taught by Jean Cauthen. Meet at the TAA building each day, then walk or drive to nearby destinations.Painting experience is required. Email for a supply list and to register. $110 ($100 TAA members) Through Jan. 23. jeancauthen@ Through Jan. 23 Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. 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. Colonial Quilts and Savannah Sewing Center, 11710 Largo Drive. Reading/Writing Tutoring

Ms. Dawn’s Tutoring in reading, writing, and composition. Remedial reading skills, help with borderline dyslexia, to grammar, term paper writing, and English as a Second Language. Fun methods for children to help them learn quickly. Contact: cordraywriter@ or text or call 912-12-6607399. Call for fee information. Russian Language Classes

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. . 912-713-2718. Senior Property Tax Exemption Seminar

People 62 years of age or older, learn how to qualify for and claim an additional property tax exemption. Sponsored by St. John “The Mighty Fortress” and the Chatham County Tax Assessor’s Office. Thu., Jan. 9, 11 a.m. 912-236-9057. Thu., Jan. 9, 11 a.m St. John Baptist Church, 522-28 Hartridge St. 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

| Submit your event online at St. . 912-290-0072.

Short Story Writing

Gives students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling the opportunity to use assigned readings, writing homework, and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Works of Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Ann Beattie and others will be studied. Upon completion, students will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing, and the art of revision. Offered by Georgia Southern's Continuing Education division in Savannah. Call or email for days/times/pricing. . 912644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern. edu. cesavannahmenu.html.. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Singing Classes

Bel Canto is the name of the style of singing invented by Nicola Vaccai, which helps the voice become flexible and expressive, improves the vocal range and breathing capacity and is the technique Anitra Warren uses to train her students. It carries over well as a foundation for opera, rock, pop, gospel and musical theatre. $25 Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m. 786-247-9923. Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 West State Street, 3rd and 4th flrs.,.

will have the opportuinty to present a vocie recital for the community. Varies . 912-656-0760. The Voice Co-op, Downtown. Watercolor painting classes for January 2014.

Tybee Arts Association and Brad D. Hook announce the following classes: "Elements in Watercolors" Saturday January 4th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday January 16th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday January 28th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Classes consist of 3 elements: Composition, Drawing and Painting. Study how to set up a painting, draw the subject and then use color and values to finish the painting. Limited to 12 students. Contact Brad at to register or for more information. Through Jan. 27. Through Jan. 27 Art class: Watercolor with Wayne Playshop

Savannah Art Association is sponsoring a Watercolor Playshop with Wayne Chambers. January 18, 2014 from 10am-2pm (Bring snack) Supply your own materials; materials list is available at Generation One desk, or call for info. $15 Through Jan. 18. 912-6677709, or 912-350-7587. cyn_an@yahoo. com. Through Jan. 18 Generation One, 1100 Eisenhower Drive Suite 27A. West Coast Swing Class

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

Interested in learning how to West Coast Swing? Come learn from the best in Savannah. Rick Cody will take you though the smooth rhythms of beach music to help you get ready for the dance floor. $12 drop in fee or $35 for 4 weeks Wednesdays, 7 p.m. 912.312.3549. salondebailedancestudio. com. Wednesdays, 7 p.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

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

A two hour class for prospective moms and their delivery partners. Learn labor and delivery stages and a "toolbox" of hands-on comfort measures from a labor doula, including breathing, massage, positioning, and pressure points. Bring and exercise ball. Quarterly, Saturdays 1pm-3pm at Savannah Yoga Center. Call or email to register. $100 per couple. . 912-704-7650.

Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Spanish Classes

Stress Reduction: Arising Stillness in Zen

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

The Voice Co-op is a group of voice instructors in Savannah, Georgia who believe in the power of a nurturing community to help voice students blossom into vibrant artists. Each of our instructors have earned the degree of Master of Music in Voice Performance. Group master classes are held once each month for students of the Co-op. In the winter and spring the students

Yoga for Couples

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@ Adult Intermediate Ballet

Beginner and Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, Barre Core Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch and Tone. no experience needed for beginner Ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square,

10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/info online or by phone. . 912-925-0903. 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. .

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. . 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. . 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. . Young's Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Drop N Circle Craft Night

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

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

Open to all who are interested in the fiber arts: weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, etc. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center the first Saturday of the month September through June 10:15am. See our website for programs and events. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, 10:30

Freedom Network

An international, leaderless network of individuals seeking more freedom in an unfree world, via non-political methods. Savannah meetings/discussions twice monthly, Thursdays, 8:30pm. Topics and meeting locations vary. No politics, no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. Email for next meeting day and location. . Geechee Sailing Club

Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education, and fellowship.Member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m Tubby's Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Historic Flight Savannah

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

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at First Baptist Church of the Islands, two Wednesdays a month, 9:15am-11:30am. . site/islandsmops. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

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

Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill

levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-238-0514. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m Wild Fibre, 409 East Liberty St.

Low Country Turners

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

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

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

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

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

Contact by email for info. . 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. 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. 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. 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. .

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@ 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. Savannah Brewers' League

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

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

Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing.

Savannah Newcomers Club

Savannah No Kidding!

No Kidding. Join Savannah's only social club for people without children! No membership fees, meet great new friends, enjoy a wide variety of activities and events. or e-mail . 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. . Savannah Quilt Guild

Meet the second Saturday, September through June, at Woods of Savannah, 1764-C Hodgson Memorial. Social time 9:30am, meetings 10:00am followed by a program. Open to all who are interested in quilting. Membership is $25 per year. Next meeting Sat. January 11. . (912) 598-9977. savannahquiltguild@ Next meeting Sat. January 11 Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

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

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

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

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

Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. . 912-4846710. 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. . savannahwritersgroup.blogspot. com. 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. . Spies and Mysteries Book Club

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

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6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

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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. . Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

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

Join the volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets 4th Wednesday at 6pm at Barnes, 5320 Waters Ave. All ages welcome. Prior experience/boat ownership not required. Call or see website for info. . 912-5987387.

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

Tertulia en espa単ol at Foxy Loxy

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. . 912-429-0940. rws521@ 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. Dance Adult Ballet Class

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

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

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

Every Tuesday and Wednesday we will be having group classes at 8pm! Tuesdays classes will focus on FUNdamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday's classes will be more specific and advanced elements. Each class will have specific themes, so stay tuned for details. $15/person and $25/couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 912335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. 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.

Belly Dance Classes with Nicole Edge

Bellydance lessons with Happenstance Bellydance

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

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

A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. 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. 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. Tuesdays, 8 p.m Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Home Cookin' Cloggers

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods

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

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

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

Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. . Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty

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

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

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

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

Tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. See website for info. . 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. . Doubles Nightclub, 7100

Abercorn St.

Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing

. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. PICKBallet: Sleeping Beauty Nureyev State Ballet Theatre company production. $28 - $58 Sun., Jan. 12, 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 12, 3 p.m Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Zumba & Zumba Toning with Anne

Ditch the workout & join the party. All levels welcome. Wednesdays, 6:30 PM 7:30PM. Lake Mayer Community Center 1850 East Montgomery Crossroads $5 class - discount cards available Bring a friend & it's free for you! . 912-5961952. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Events 2014: Year of the Local

Local food: courtesy of Forsyth Farmer's Market and 22Square. Local drink: courtesy of NuSystem Draft: Eagle Creek, Southbound, Coastal Empire, and Moon River. Local music: courtesy of Savannah StopOver from Fare the Gap. Celebrating YOU, the uniquely talented people who bring millions flocking to our city each year. We're proud to present our partners who comprise only a fraction of the wealth of Savannah talent: Savannah Stop Over, Forsyth Farmers Market, 22Square with Andaz Savannah, NuSystem Draft, Savannah Bicycle Campaign, Security Associates of Coastal Georgia, Launch Savannah and Small Business Council. $20 general admission; $15 Chamber members; Free Thinc members Fri., Jan. 10, 5 & 8 p.m. 912544-1200. Fri., Jan. 10, 5 & 8 p.m ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. Suite 300. "Fibers of the Community"Presentation by Chattanooga Mayor at Downtown Business Association

Mayor Andy Berke of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is keyote speaker at the Savannah Downtown Business Assoc. monthly luncheon. Gen. Adm.: $35 advance, $40 door. Member discount. Wed., Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Farm a la Carte: A Mobile Farmer's Market

At various spots around town, including Green Truck on Wednesdays, 2:30pm6:30pm. Bethesda Farmers' Market on Thursdays, 3:00-5:30pm. Forsyth Park Farmers' Market on Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Sustainable meats, organic produce, local dairy. . Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St. Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips


KARAOKE Every Sunday 10pm-1am & every Wednesday from 9pm-12am, Come join the fun. Sundays, 10 p.m. and Wednesdays, 9 p.m. 912-341-7427. Sundays, 10 p.m. and Wednesdays, 9 p.m Tondee's Tavern, 7 East Bay Street. Lecture: Making Design Matter

The School of Building Arts Lecture Series presents Michael Wolk, chairman and creative director, Michael Wolk Design Associates, discussing his Miami-based firm’s design philosophy and the art of creating functional, beautiful work that captures the essence of true design. Free and open to the public Tue., Jan. 14, 5:30 p.m. Tue., Jan. 14, 5:30 p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Miss Alfred Ely Beach High School Scholarship Pageant

Six academically achieving seniors vie for the crown and title of Miss Alfred Ely Beach High School.Each contestant must be a senior on track for graduation in May 2014, have an 80 or higher GPA, and have completed a minimum of 20 hours of community service. Sponsored by DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) student organization at Beach High School $10 gen. adm./ $3 students Thu., Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m. (912) 395-5330. Thu., Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m Beach High School, 3001 Hopkins St. New Year Celebration and Ribbon Cutting

A celebration of the birth of Anahata Healing Arts, which opened in 2012, and its community. 3:30 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 3:45 – 4:30 AHA Presentation 4:30-5:30 Mixing & Mingling 5:45 – 6:45 Introduction to Chakradance™ by Donna Elliott Light refreshments. Free Sat., Jan. 11, 3 p.m. 917-676-4280. Sat., Jan. 11, 3 p.m Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. The original Midnight Tour

One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 . 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld. com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street.

"Hercules, Betty and Titus: New Revelations on Ossabaw Slaves" lecture at the Ossabaw Island Foundation Annual Meeting

A lecture by Paul Pressly highlights the Ossabaw Island Foundation Annual Meeting and Sandy West 101st Birthday Celebration. The Ossabaw Fellow Award will be presented to Dr. Mark Finlay, in memoriam. Sandy West is scheduled speak via teleconference. Reception at 6pm, Meeting at 7pm, Cake and coffee at 8pm. Free and

open to the public. Thu., Jan. 9, 6 p.m. 912-233-5104. cgc. Thu., Jan. 9, 6 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. PBJ Pantry

A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 . YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Savannah Storytellers

Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912-349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 6 p.m Tubby's Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SavCon Dealer Event--Nostalgia & Anime Convention

A dealer room for people selling or buying Transformers, GI Joes, Star Trek, superheroes, and 80s TV memorabilia. Headliner vendors are Pappy's Collectible Toys from Virginia Beach, Va. and Mario‟s Comics from Atlanta, plus local toy and apparel vendors, comic book creator Floyd Lewis with DartGirl Comics, and local artist Christina Colon. $5. Family friendly. Sat., Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (912) 346-6226. Sat., Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown, 6711 Abercorn St. Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice

Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. . Tap & Tamp: A Celebration of Local Collaborations

An afternoon festival with local live music, food, coffee, beer, and educational tours, featuring the premier of Southbound Brewing Co.’s newest beer, Moonlight Drive, made with PERC coffee. Tickets include a souvenir glass with samples of this brew plus others. PERC coffee cuppings throughout the afternoon. Music by The Accomplices. Free to attend. Samplers available for purchase with valid ID. Sat., Jan. 11, 1-4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 11, 1-4 p.m PERC Coffee Roasters, 1802 East Broad Street. Special Screenings Acting Classes with Former Child Star Johnny Whitaker

Remember that adorable kid? Acting classes for youth and adults by the actor who played "Jody" on CBS’s Family Affair and 'Tom Sawyer' in the 1973 film adaptation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. [Rescheduled from Dec. 27.] 9:00am-12noon Youth ages 7-12 2:00pm-5:00pm Youth ages 13-17 6:30pm-9:30pm Adults 18 years & older $150 Sat., Jan. 11. Angelique@ Sat., Jan. 11 First City Films, POB 8185. Film: Bonnie and Clyde

The romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang. Starring Warren Beatty and Fay Dunaway. $8 Sat., Jan. 11, 7 p.m. trustees/. Sat., Jan. 11, 7 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Film: Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976, Italy)

Psychotronic Film Night: Unforgettable, Brutal, Sleazy, Violent and Hilariously Inappropriate Euro-Crime Gem. Oh goody! $6 Wed., Jan. 8, 8 p.m. Wed., Jan. 8, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Film Opening: Dallas Buyers Club (US, 2013)

CinemaSavannah presents opening night of this acclaimed film. Matthew McConaughey plays real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose freewheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Shunned, ostracized, and bereft of governmentapproved effective medicines, he joins forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts, establishing a successful "buyers' club." With Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto. After the CinemaSavannah opening, Spotlight Theaters will run the film for two weeks. $7 (special price if you mention CinemaSavannah) Fri., Jan. 10, 7:45 p.m. Fri., Jan. 10, 7:45 p.m Spotlight Theatres Eisenhower Square Cinema 6, 1100 Eisenhower Dr. 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 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. 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 drink-

ers. 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. 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. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Beach Body Workouts with Laura

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

Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. . YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Bellydancing Fusion Classes

Mixes ballet, jazz, hip hop into a unique high energy dance style. Drills and choreographies for all levels.Small classes in downtown Savannah, and on request. $10 per person. Email for info. . 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. . 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. Through Jan. 29 Fitness Classes at the JEA

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

For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone i need of support for the caregiving they provide. . Guy's Day at Savannah Climbing Co-op

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available. No reservations needed for 10:30am, 1:30pm and 2pm. Other times by appointment. Call for info. . 912-5255023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

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Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. 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. SkidawayIsland. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Israeli Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes

A system of self-defense techniques based on several martial arts. The official fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Custom Fit offers individual and small group training and intensive workshops. . 912-441-4891. Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world's fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to tunr an attacker's strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. . 912-429-9241. Mommy and Baby Yoga

Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. . 912-232-2994. savannahyoga. com. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pilates Classes

Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol DalyWilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. . 912-238-0018. pilatessavannah. com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga

series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. . 912-7047650. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Classes

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

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

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

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Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. at Savannah Climbing CoOp 302 W Victory Dr, every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. . 912-495-8010. Savannah Disc Golf

Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. . Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club

With a one-year, $10 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. . Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park

Tuesdays, 9am-10am. $10. North End of Forsyth Park. Email for info. . Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout

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

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

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

Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers.

call for info. . 912-349-4902. Food Events Trinchero Wine Tasting

Come taste 3 amazing wines with Trinchero Rep Mike Echevarria. All out of California, we have a Pinot Grigio, A Zesty Zinfandel, and a robust and full Cabernet Sauvignon paired with house made appetizers by The Dresser Palmer House chef, Timothy Lewis. A fun weeknight event to get you to "hump day" quicker! Also, tour some of our elegant rooms! $20 inclusive of wine and appetizers. Jan. 14, 6 p.m. 912.238.3294. Jan. 14, 6 p.m The Dresser Palmer House, 211 East Gaston St. Honey Tasting and Body Care Samples + Store Tour

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

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

Come taste 3 amazing wines with Trinchero Rep Mike Echevarria. All out of California, we have a Pinot Grigio, A Zesty Zinfandel, and a robust and full Cabernet Sauvignon paired with house made appetizers by The Dresser Palmer House chef, Timothy Lewis. A fun weeknight event to get you to "hump day" quicker! Also, tour some of our elegant rooms! $20 inclusive of wine and appetizers. Jan. 14, 6 p.m. 912.238.3294. Jan. 14, 6 p.m The Dresser Palmer House, 211 East Gaston St. LGBT First City Network Board Meeting

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

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

Local chapter of Georgia's largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-5476263. . Legendary Children: Photo + Drag Show

Witness the changing face of the Atlanta drag scene in the photo and drag show, Legendary Children. Six photographers—all gay Southerners— document the performers dedicated to building an edgy, creative, and accepting community for drag performers in the Southeast. Hosted by Nicole Paige Brooks from RuPaul's Drag Race Featuring live performances by: Brigitte Bidet, Cayenne Rouge, Ellisorous Rex, Kryean Kally, Lavonia Elberton, Mo’Dest Volgare, and Violet Chachki. 12.00 (917) 582-1903. jodean20@gmail. com. Dollhouse Productions, 980 Industry Dr. Savannah Pride, Inc.

Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the wellbeing of the LGBT community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month, 7pm, at FCN office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. . 912-288-7863. Stand Out Youth

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

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

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

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

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

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Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. . 912-6445217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health Care for Uninsured People

Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. . 912-443-9409. St. Joseph's/ Candler--St. Mary's Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Assistance

Enroll in the new health care plan between Oct. 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. Free, in-person guidance and counseling for enrolling in the new health plan can be done by appointment at: Curtis V. Cooper Health Clinic, 912-527-1115; and J.C. Lewis Health Clinic, 912-7216726. Or general information at CVS, Kroger, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, or Walmart pharmacies. Through March 31. 912651-7730. Through March 31 Hypnobirthing

Teaches mother and birth partner to use her natural instincts, trust her body, release emotions and facilitate relaxation during labor and delivery. Five class series on Monday evenings, 6pm. Location: 100 Riverview Dr. $300/group sessions. $600/private sessions. Call or email for info and reservations. . 912-704-7650. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy

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

A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. . 912-897-9544. Living Smart Fitness Club

An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph's Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) . 912-447-6605. Living With Diabetes Six Session Course

Jacqueline Huntly, M.D., MPH, a family medicine physician, is forming this support group to help people with diabetes gain information about nutrition, physical activity, stress management,


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and relaxation techniques.Featuring diabetic-friendly cooking demos. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 10 and 17, Memorial Health University Physicians – Family Medicine Center, 1107 East 66th Street. Space is limited. Plan to attend all six sessions. Information or to register call 912-350-8404. Free to attend. Registration required.


Living With Diabetes Support Group Now Forming

A six-week series for people living with diabetes. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 10 and 17, Memorial Health University Physicians – Family Medicine Center, 1107 East 66th Street, Savannah Jacqueline Huntly, M.D., MPH, a family medicine physician, is forming this support group to help people with diabetes gain information about nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and relaxation techniques. The group will also feature diabetic-friendly cooking demonstrations. Space is limited so register early. Please plan to attend all six sessions. Sessions are free but registration is required. For more information or to register call 912-350-8404. Through Jan. 15. Through Jan. 15 Managing Chronic Pain Six Session Course

Jacqueline Huntly, M.D., MPH, a family medicine physician, is forming this support group to help people with chronic pain. The group will learn about nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and relaxation techniques to cope with chronic pain. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11,18, Memorial Health University Physicians – Family Medicine Center, 1107 East 66th Street. Information or to register call 912-350-8404. Free to attend. Registration required. Through Jan. 14. 912-350-8404. Through Jan. 14 Managing Chronic Pain Support Group Now Forming

A six-week series for people with chronic pain. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11,18, Memorial Health University Physicians – Family Medicine Center, 1107 East 66th Street, Savannah Jacqueline Huntly, M.D., MPH, a family medicine physician, is forming this support group to help people with chronic pain. The group will learn about nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and relaxation techniques to cope with chronic pain. Space is limited so register early. Please plan to attend all six sessions. Sessions are free but registration is required. For more information or to register call 912-350-8404. Through Jan. 16. Through Jan. 16 Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. . 800264-7154. Savannah CPR Initiative

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1 Bacterial infection, for short 2 “Rocky” actress Shire 3 Game that’s sort of an ancestor of Jenga 4 Court order 5 Sinatra ex Gardner 6 GOP’s opposition 7 Like tabloid headlines 8 Needle ___ haystack 9 What to try if things aren’t working 10 Halloween vandal’s projectiles 11 Change of address, to a realtor 12 Forbidden fruit locale 16 “Sweet Love” singer Baker 19 Place to buy a few compacts 21 Old knockout fumes 25 Carrier’s org. 27 To the back of a boat 29 Foot curve 31 Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” and Hall & Oates’s “She’s Gone,” for two 32 “Allure” shelfmate 33 Eye problem 34 Royal Norwegian name 35 ___ mater (brain covering) 37 Rice from Louisiana 40 Reality check 43 ___ Lodge 46 “___ you for real?” 47 Hole-poking tool 50 Singles, RBI and triple-doubles 52 Bruce who keeps up with the Kardashians 54 Keep away from 56 Piece of Bacon? 57 Navy commandos 58 States of anger 59 Did well at Battleship 60 Massive landmass 62 “PED ___” (street sign) 65 Charge card charge 66 “All in favor” word


Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. . 912-355-4601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St.


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

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

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

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

Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-3951500. oatlandisland. org/. Tuesdays Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Winter Theatre Classes

Come join us for our Winter Theatre Classes! Our classes begin for children 4 years old to 17. These 9 week classes fill up quickly, so call to register today! Classes will culminate in a demonstration for friends and family. For more class information please check out our website: $90-$115 Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5 p.m.. 706-589-2267. jewelconservatory. com. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5 p.m. The Jewel Conservatory Theatre, 6014 Hwy 21. Winter theatre classes at the Jewel Conservatory Theatre begin in Janu-

| Submit your event online at ary for children ages 4-17. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; January 7th -March 6th, 2014. Scholarships available. $90-$115 for the 9-week class (912) 257-0671. Jewel Conservatory Theatre, 6014 Hwy 21 S. Concerts 13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing)

“If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. . 912-344-9768. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. 16th Annual Musical Salute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Coastal Jazz Association and the Jewish Educational Alliance host this annual jazz concert featuring The Savannah Jazz Orchestra & Savannah Arts Academy Skyelite Band. Free and open to the public Tue., Jan. 14, 7 p.m. Tue., Jan. 14, 7 p.m Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street. Live Music with Craig Tanner

Live music every Wednesday with Craig Tanner and rotating guests such as Eric Britt, Eric Dunn and Mr. Williams. FREE Bonna Bella Waterfront Grille, 2740 Livingston Avenue. Nature and Environment Big Ferry Guided Hike at Skidaway State Park

A two-to-three mile hike through a Maritime Forest, learning early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. (912)598-2300. gastateparks. org/SkidawayIsland. info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Dinner Time at Skidaway

Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chopping turtles and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. (912)598-2300. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Dolphin Project

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

A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. September gathering at Zunzi's 2. Free to attend. Cash bar. second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m

Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

Support EOA through the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Recycle empty

cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, laptops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive technology products and cash. Businesses may also recycle items on behalf of EOA for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. Anderson St. See website, email or call for info. . 912238-2960 x126. Sustainability Advisor Certificate Program

Georgia Southern University’s Center for Sustainability announces the winter session of its newly updated and fully online Sustainability Advisor Certificate Program, offered through Continuing Education. See the attached flyer for more information. The cost is $385 and the course is available with no prerequisites. The 8-week course will be offered January 29 - March 26, 2014. $385 Through Jan. 17. Through Jan. 17 Online only, none. Walk on the Wild Side

A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. . 912-395-1500. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast

A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. . 912-2368115. Pets & Animals Low Cost Pet Clinic

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

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

Meets last Sunday of the month, 4pm. Call for info. . 912-447-6605. body.cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Savannah Book Festival Seeks Volunteers

The Savannah Book Festival seeks volunteers to assist with their 2014 festival. See website to sign up. Through Feb. 14.

volunteer/. Through Feb. 14 Tea Time at Ola's (Book Club)

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

How is it possible to apply the ancient art of Buddhist meditation to today’s hectic and busy modern world? Join us to learn how to solve your problems and develop a peaceful mind by applying Buddha’s classic advice to daily life. Everyone is welcome to attend, no previous experience necessary. Drop in for any class. $10 or $5 seniors/students (912) 358-0228. meditationinsouthcarolina.og. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Band of Sisters Prayer Group

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

A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. . familylife-singles. Christmas Psychic Reading Madness Sale

December Madness Sale!!!!!!! $15 for 20 minute phone readings! payable at PayPal or go to website and check out Christmas monthly Specials Love and Light Low Country Psychic of Savannah ~Kelly Spurlock 15.00 Mondays-Sundays. 9125592169. savannahpsychic@gmail. com. Mondays-Sundays Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street. Guided Silent Prayer

Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. . Introduction to Chakradance

Our invitation is for you to find what thousands of others have found – the unraveling of blocked energy. Welcome to Chakradance™. Come and explore. Have fun. Find meaning. Let go. Come and look deeper into each chakra, each part of you, and experience more within the dance that is uniquely yours. Anahata Healing Arts Sat., Jan. 11 (111), 2014 5:00-6:30pm Dress Comfortably - Limited to 15 participants Free 912-663-1306. aplusva@comcast. net. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. A New Church in the City, For the City

Read the Bible in One Year

A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. . 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. . 912-308-8286. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share

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

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

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

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

416 W. Liberty St.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. . 912-234-0980. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Unity Church of Savannah

Sunday Celebration services 9:15am and 11am. Children's Church and childcare 11am. Thursday noon prayer service. See website or call for info on classes, workshops, and more. . 912-355-4704. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Sports & Games Adult Coed Flag Football League

8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. . 912-220-3474. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes

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

Theology on Tap

Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. . The Distillery,

USMNT (Soccer) American Outlaws Chapter

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

The "From Survival to Recovery" Adult Children of Alcoholics/Al-Anon Group is a fellowship and support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Meets Thursdays, 5:45pm at the 24-Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Dr. Call for info. . 912-5989860. Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alzheimer's Caregiver and Family Support Group

For individuals caring for Alzheimer's and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. . 912236-0363 x143. Amputee Support Group

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

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

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

Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. . 912-844-4524. fpc. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. continues on p. 44

Grief 101 Support Group

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

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

Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays,

Tapestry Church

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

4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). . savannahultimateproject@ savannahultimateproject. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.


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Cancer Support Group


(March 21-April 19) You can blame it on the coming full moon. You can blame it on the gorgeous storm or the epic dream or the haunting song or the suffering you’re struggling to vanquish. All I ask is that you don’t blame it on the alcohol. OK? If you’re going to do wild and brave and unexpected things, make sure they are rooted in your vigorous response to primal rhythms, not in a drunken surrender to weakness or ignorance. I’m all for you losing your oppressive self-control, but not the healthy kind of self-control.


(April 20-May 20) When is the last time you did an experiment? I’m not talking about scientific tests and trials that take place in a laboratory. I’m referring to real-life experiments, like when you try out an unfamiliar experience to see if it appeals to you . . . or when you instigate a change in your routine to attract unpredictable blessings into your sphere. Now would be an excellent time to expose yourself to a few what-ifs like that. You’re overdue to have your eyes opened, your limits stretched, and your mind blown.


(May 21-June 20) To help take the edge off the darkness you have been wrestling with, I offer you these lines from a poem by Kay Ryan: “The day misspent, / the love misplaced, / has inside it / the seed of redemption. / Nothing is exempt / from resurrection.” In other words, Gemini, whatever has disappeared from your life will probably return later in a new form. The wrong turns you made may lead you to a fresh possibility. Is that what you want? Or would you prefer that the lost things stay lost, the dead things stay dead? Make a decision soon.


(June 21-July 22) “Human beings are often unable to receive because we do not know what to ask for,” says the writer Malidoma Somé in his book *Water and Spirit.* “We are sometimes unable to get what we need because we do not know what we want.” With that in mind, Cancerian, hear my two pleas: first, that in the next six weeks, you will work diligently to identify the goodies you want most; and second, that you will cultivate your

capacity to receive the goodies you want most by refining your skill at asking for them.


(July 23-Aug. 22) Julia Morgan (1872-1957) was the first woman licensed as an architect in California. She designed over 700 buildings in the course of her brilliant career, and thrived both financially and artistically. One key to her success was her humility. “Don’t ever turn down a job because it’s beneath you,” she advised. That’s a helpful message for you to hear, Leo. It applies to the work-related opportunities you may be invited to take on, as well as the tasks that your friends, associates, and loved ones ask you to consider. You can’t possibly know ahead of time how important it might ultimately be to apply yourself conscientiously to a seemingly small assignment.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) One of Beethoven’s music teachers said, “As a composer, he is hopeless.” When Thomas Edison was a kid, a teacher told him he was “too stupid to learn anything.” Walt Disney worked at a newspaper when he was young, but his editor fired him because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” I’m sure there was a person like that in your past -- someone who disparaged and discouraged you. But I’m happy to report that 2014 will be the best year ever for neutralizing and overcoming that naysayer’s curse. If you have not yet launched your holy crusade, begin now.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) As a child, French philosopher and writer Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) loved math. But his father, who homeschooled him, forced him to forego math and concentrate on studying the humanities. Blaise rebelled. When he was 12 years old, he locked himself in his room for days and immersed himself in mathematical investigations. When he emerged, he had figured out on his own some of Euclid’s fundamental theorems about geometry. Eventually, he became a noted mathematician. I see the coming weeks as prime time to do something like the young Pascal did: Seal yourself away from other people’s opinions about who you’re supposed to be, and explore the

themes that will be crucial for the person you are becoming.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) In 1609, Dutch sea explorer Henry Hudson sailed to America and came upon what we now call Coney Island. Back then it was a barren spit of sand whose main inhabitants were rabbits. But it was eventually turned into a dazzling resort -- an “extravagant playground,” according to the documentary film *Coney Island.* By the early 20th century, there were three sprawling amusement parks packed into its two square miles of land, plus “a forest of glittering electric towers, historical displays, freak shows, a simulated trip to the moon, the largest herd of elephants in the world, and panoramas showing the Creation, the End of the World, and Hell.” I mention this, Scorpio, because 2014 could feature your very own Henry Hudson moment: a time when you will discover virgin territory that will ultimately become an extravagant playground.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) “If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows,” said 19th-century social reformer Henry Ward Beecher. That might be an accurate assessment for most people, but I don’t think it will be true for you Sagittarians in the foreseeable future. Your animal intelligence will be working even better than usual. Your instinctual inclinations are likely to serve as reliable guides to wise action. Trust what your body tells you! You will definitely be clever enough to be a crow.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Can you guess what combination of colors makes the most vivid visual impact? Psychologists say it’s black on yellow. Together they arrest the eye. They command attention. They activate a readiness to respond. According to my reading of the astrological omens, this is the effect you can and should have in the coming weeks. It’s time for you to draw the best kind of attention to yourself. You have a right and a duty to galvanize people with the power of your presence. Whether you actually wear yellow clothes with black highlights is optional as long as you cultivate a

similar potency.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) I’m guessing that in a metaphorical sense, you’ve been swallowed by a whale. Now you’re biding your time in the beast’s belly. Here’s my prediction: You will be like the Biblical Jonah, who underwent a more literal version of your experience. The whale eventually expelled him, allowing him to return to his life safe and sound -- and your story will have the same outcome. What should you do in the meantime? Here’s the advice that Dan Albergotti gives in his poem “Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale.” “Count the ribs,” he says. “Look up for blue sky through the spout. Make small fires with the broken hulls of fishing boats. Practice smoke signals. Call old friends. Organize your calendar. Dream of the beach. Review each of your life’s ten million choices. Find the evidence of those before you. Listen for the sound of your heart. Be thankful that you are here, swallowed with all hope, where you can rest and wait.”


(Feb. 19-March 20) How do you like your tests? Short, intense, and dramatic? Or leisurely, drawn-out, and low-pressure? Here’s another question: Do you prefer to pick out the tests you take, making sure they’re good fits for the precise lessons you want to master? Or do you find it more exciting and adventurous to let fate determine what unpredictable tests get sent your way? Ruminate about these matters, Pisces. You’re due for a nice big test sometime soon, and it’s in your interest to help shape and define how everything unfolds.

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

Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. . 912-303-9442. Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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

Meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the lives of polio survivors. Call or see website for info. Polio survivors and guests are invited. James Aberson, Chatham County ADA Coordinator, will be the speaker. Free and open to the public. . 912-927-8332. Couples with Fertility Challenges

Saturdays, 6:45pm at Savannah Christian Church. For couples dealing with primary or secondary infertility, whether for one or many years. Call or email for info. . 912-596-0852. Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Debtors Anonymous

For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 5pm-6pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. . 912-572-6108. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Eating Disorders Anonymous

Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm8:30pm. Email for info. . edasavannah@ Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Essential Tremor Support Group

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

Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. . 912-819-6743. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. Gambling Problem 12 Step Program

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

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

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

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

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

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Free support and education group for those who have suffered from or want to prevent or reverse heart disease and/or diabetes. One Tuesday/month, 6pm. Call or email for date. All meetings at Southwest Chatham Library. . 912-598-8457. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Klinefelter Syndrome/47-XXY Support Group

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Group addresses the concerns of advanced and recurrent cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for a specific session and to learn about the group, please call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-350-7845. . 912-350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave. Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

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

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

Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. . 912-238-5925.

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

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

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

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

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Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice

Savannah, 912-629-1089. . Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Teens Nurturing Teens (Cancer Support)

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

Help for people ages 11-18, or concerned parents of teens. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see website. . 912-234-4048. Theatre Audutions for "Cotton Patch Gospel"

Asbury Memorial Theatre is holding auditions for their next theatrical production, "Cotton Patch Gospel" on Mon., January 13, & Tues., January 14, at 6:30PM. Come prepared with a song to sing. If you play guitar or other bluegrass instrument, please let us know at the auditions. Cotton Patch is a musical based on the “Cotton Patch” books by Clarence Jordan. The music and lyrics were written by the late Harry Chapin. The performance dates will be February 28–March 2 & March 7–9. For more information, email or call Billy Hester at bghester3 at comcast dot net or 912.354.4584. Tue., Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m. Tue., Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Theatre: The Savannah Disputation

Evan Smith's acclaimed comedy about two daffy Catholic sisters who find themselves in a verbal smack down with a door-to-door evangelist and are unwillingly aided by a friend who also happens to be Catholic priest. Directed by Tom Coleman, III. Thursday - $12.00, Fridays/Saturdays - $18.00, Sunday Matinees $15.00 (912) 247-4644. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Volunteers Bethesda Seeks Volunteer Docents for New History Museum/Visitors Center

Bethesda seeks volunteer docents for their new visitors center/museum. Volunteer docents needed during regular museum hours, Thurs.-Sat. 10am4pm. Docents will share Bethesda’s rich history and inspiring legacy with visitors from across the country and around the world. . 912-351-2061. Elizabeth.brown@bethesdaacademy. org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Davenport House seeks Volunteer Docents

Davenport House volunteer docent/tour guide training is offered in February. This is a four week training program. The date and time will be determined by participants. Docents lead tours and assist with programming for people from around the world who visit the

historic house. Call or email for info. Through Feb. 2. 912-236-8097. info@ Through Feb. 2 Davenport House, 324 East State St. Docents and Volunteers Needed at Flannery O'Connor House

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home seeks additional volunteers and volunteer docents to help on Fridays and Saturdays, 1p-4pm, and for possible extended hours. Duties: greet visitors, handle admissions, conduct merchandise sales and help with tours. Docent training and written narratives for reference during tours are provided. . 912-233-6014. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Dolphin Project Seeks Volunteers

Dolphin Project needs boat owners, photographers, and other volunteers to help with scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along coastal Georgia. Must be age 18 or older. Call or see website for info. . 912-232-6572. Good Samaritan Health Clinic

St. Joseph's/Candler's Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The clinic serves people without insurance and those whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Call to volunteer. . 912-964-4326.

Hospice Volunteers Needed in Chatham and other Coastal Counties

Island Hospice, THA Group's nonprofit hospice service, seeks volunteers for patient socialization and caregiver respite. Also seeking nonpatient contact volunteers who can contribute by providing services including, but not limited to, office work, crafting, sewing, light yard work, housekeeping, playing guitar for patients, and licensed hairdressers. Serving patients in Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, Liberty, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, and Screven Counties in Georgia,. See website or email or call for info. . 888-842-4463.

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Connect Savannah Jan 8, 2014  
Connect Savannah Jan 8, 2014