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Mystery Screening: Psychotronic Film Society Birthday Tribute to Actor Scott Glenn

What: Join Savannah's bicycle community for a free ride to raise awareness for bike rights. When: Last Friday of every month, 6 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

What: “Freaky horror gem" starring actor Scott Glenn, in honor of his 73rd birthday. Title of the film will be revealed at the screening. Mature viewers. When: 8 p.m Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $7 Info: sentientbean.com

PULSE: Day 1

What: Telfair Museums’ PULSE Art + Technology Festival is a free, five-day celebration inviting the public to participate in interactive art experiences and hands-on workshops. 6 pm: Lecture by Cuppetelli and Mendoza, with Gabe Barcia-Colombo via skype. 7 pm: Opening Reception 6-8 pm: ‘Impulse and Response’ Audiovisual performance by Matthew Akers When: 10 a.m Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Cost: Free and open to the public

Savannah Classical Academy Open House

What: The school provides an environ-

ment that fosters academic excellence through the habits of thoroughness, the willingness to work, and the perseverance to complete difficult tasks, plus a defined traditional, Classical-Liberal curriculum. Lottery registration is due by 5:00pm February 7th. When: 6-7:30 p.m Where: Savannah Classical Academy, 402 Market Street. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: (912) 395-4040

Southern Discomfort 2014: Art Inspired by Flannery O'Connor

What: The five-day preview exhibition for Friday night's reception and silent auction of original artwork inspired by the writings of Savannah native and National Book Award winner Flannery O’Connor. When: Jan. 27-31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m Where: Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: flanneryoconnorhome.org

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Critz Tybee Run Fest: Basil's Kiddie Run

CinemaSavannah brings you the acclaimed story of Jep Gambardella, a writer who has seduced his way through the nightlife of Rome for decades. But after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the parties to find a landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. 5 & 8 p.m at Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd., $8 musesavannah.org

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Thursday Lecture: Nikki Giovanni

What: Writer/poet, activist, commentator and educator who was named one of Oprah Winfrey's 25 Living Legends, will read recent works and speak on "Writing and Empowerment." Held in the Student Union ballroom. When: 7 p.m Where: Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: savannahstate.edu/

A Moveable Feast Lecture: Uncanny Homes in American Fiction What: Laura Barrett, Professor of Eng-

lish and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Armstrong, lectures as part of this monthly lecture series. When: 6 p.m Where: Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Cost: Free and open to the public

PULSE: Day 2

What: Telfair Museums’ PULSE Art + Technology Festival is a free, five-day celebration inviting the public to participate in interactive art experiences and hands-on workshops. 11 am: Student panel featuring art-

ists Cuppetelli and Mendoza, Rafael Rozendaal 6 pm: PULSE lecture by Rafael Rozendaal 6-8 pm: Projections by Rafael Rozendaal 7 pm: Performance by Chalaxy, Psychedlic Alternative Rock from Nashville! When: 10 a.m Where: Jepson Center, 207 West York St.

Savannah Jewish Film Festival: Fill the Void

What: Living within the ultra-orthodox Hasidic community of Tel Aviv, eighteen-year-old Shira (Hada Yaron) is the youngest daughter of the family and is about to be married off to a very promising young man of the same age, when her twenty-eight-year-old sister dies during childbirth/ When: 7 p.m Where: JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. $8 JEA members Info: savannahjea.org

Savannah Jewish Film Festival: Broadway Musicals – A Jewish Legacy

What: Explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. . When: 1:30 p.m Where: JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. $8 JEA members Info: savannahjea.org

What: Kicking off the Run Fest Weekend. Starting and ending at the lighthouse, a short loop (between 1/8 mile to 1/4 mile) for the children to run. When: 6 p.m Where: Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. Cost: Free. Registration required. Info: critztybeerun.com/schedule

Critz Tybee Run Fest: North Beach Bar and Grill 5K

What: Starting and Ending at the Lighthouse. Immediately following the 5K, stick around for stew, drinks, and entertainment provided by City Hotel. When: 6:15 p.m Where: Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. Cost: $35 until Jan. 28. $40 after Jan. 28. Info: critztybeerun.com/schedule

Disney's Tarzan

What: Savannah Children's Theatre is

swinging into the new year with bungees, aerial silks and hanging vines for their Main Stage Musical production. When: 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Children's Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. Cost: $15-$20 Info: 912-238-9015. eventinfo@savannahchildrenstheatre.org

Film: The Great Beauty (Italy, 2013)

What: CinemaSavannah screens this Paolo Sorrentino Golden Globe winner. European Film Awards for Best Film, Direction, Editing, and Best Actor. In Italian, with English subtitles. When: 5 & 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $8 Info: musesavannah.org

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Savannah Arts Academy Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show

What: Student designers will feature ‘trash’ creatively transformed into uniquely constructed wearable art and avant-garde fashion, inspired by the theme of ‘Forces of Nature.’ When: 7 p.m Where: Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. Cost: $$15 Friday night

Savannah Philharmonic: Scenes de la Vie de Boheme

What: An unstaged version of Puccini's opera, produced in collaborations with the VOICExperience. Pre-Concert Talk Series presented by Savannah Friends of Music. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: see website Info: savannahphilharmonic.org

Tues for 200 featuring Junkyard Angel What: Benefit for The 200 Club of the

Coastal Empire, feat. Junkyard Angel. When: 7 p.m Where: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Cost: $20 advance. $25 door. Cash bar. Info: twohundredclub.org

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Saturday Author appearance: Terry Kay What: Author of fourteen published

works of fiction, including his first children's book, the recently released The Seventh Mirror, Kay is a 2009 recipient of the Governor. Signing-only event. When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m Where: The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St. Info: thebookladybookstore.com

Critz Tybee Run Fest: Sundae Cafe 10K What: Race from 15th Street, finishing

on Tybrisa (16th) Street. When: 7 a.m Where: Tybee Island Cost: $45 Info: critztybeerun.com/schedule

Critz Tybee Run Fest: Half Marathon

What: Starting on 15th Street around the corner from the Breakfast Club and

finishing on Tybrisa (16th) Street. When: 8:30 a.m Where: Tybee Island Cost: $65 Info: critztybeerun.com/schedule

Critz Tybee Run Fest: YMCA 1 Mile

What: Starting on 15th Street around the corner from the Breakfast Club, and finishing on Tybrisa (16th) Street. When: 1 p.m Where: Tybee Island Cost: $30 Info: critztybeerun.com/schedule

Critz Tybee Run Fest: Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run

What: A run in the sand, starting at the Pier, and finishing on Tybrisa (16th) Street. When: noon Where: Tybee Pier Pavilion Cost: $35 Info: critztybeerun.com/schedule

Disney's Tarzan

What: Savannah Children's Theatre is swinging into the new year with bungees, aerial silks and hanging vines for their Main Stage Musical production. When: 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children's Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. Cost: $15-$20 Info: savannahchildrenstheatre.org

Art & Oysters: An Evening with Jonathan Green

What: South Carolina lowcountry painter Jonathan Green will unveil a print exclusive to Pin Point Heritage Museum, "The Oyster Workers," at this oysters roast fundraiser benefiting the museum. Signed prints available. When: 6-9 p.m Where: Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Avenue. Cost: $100 Info: chsgeorgia.org

Film: The Sting

What: In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.Starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman. When: 7 p.m Where: Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Cost: $8

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Home Improvement Workshop: Installing Crown Molding

What: The first of Habitat ReStore Savannah's 2014's semi-monthly expert-

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associate producer of the film, will lead a Q & A after the screening. When: 8 p.m Where: JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 Gen. Adm. $8 JEA members Info: savannahjea.org

Music: Town Mountain

What: Raises funds for SCAD scholar-

What: Bluegrass superstars tour with their new album, Leave The Bottle, winner of 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Band of the Year and lead singer Robert Greer for Vocalist of the Year awards. When: 8 p.m Where: Randy Wood's Concert Hall (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80. Cost: $20 Info: randywoodguitars.com

Potable Gold: Savannah's Madeira Tradition

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What: Tour behind the scenes of the Davenport House while learning about the long and rich tradition of Madeira (wine) as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they will participate in a Madeira party. Includes two Madeira samples. On 2/14, tour is at 7:30pm. When: 5:30 p.m Where: Davenport House, 324 East State St. Cost: $20 (must be 21 years of age) Info: 912-236-8097. davenporthousemuseum.org

PULSE: Day 4

What: Telfair Museums’ PULSE Art + Technology Festival is a free, five-day celebration inviting the public to participate in interactive art experiences and hands-on workshops. 10 am: Student Workshop: Make your own GIF with artist Erin McNeil. Reservations are required for workshops, plese call 912.790.8827. 1-4 pm: Free Family Day: 3 pm performance by Invisible 6 pm: Performance by KidSyc and the Nekstup Team Present the Fewchurr 6-8 pm: Bring Your Own Beamer, 10 artists and local students will light up the Jepson with projection art. When: 10 a.m Where: Jepson Center, 207 W York St.

Savannah Arts Academy Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show

What: Student designers will feature ‘trash’ creatively transformed into uniquely constructed wearable art and avant-garde fashion, inspired by the theme of ‘Forces of Nature.’ When: 2:30 & 7 p.m Where: Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. Cost: $20 night (includes after-party). $15 matinee.

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Savannah Jewish Film Festival: AKA Doc Pomus

What: A documentary about Jerome Felder, aka Doc Pomus, an unlikely rock & roll star. Amy Linton, editor and

SCAD Scholarship Gala

ships and sells over 100 pieces of artwork by SCAD students, faculty, staff, friends and alumni. 6:30pm Preview party, 7:30pm Gala. Where: Poetter Hall, 342 Bull Street. Cost: $150 Gala. $250 Preview Party. Info: scad.edu/savgala

Velvet Caravan CD Release Show

What: Part of the Trinity United Concert Series. After-party at B Matthews. Proceeds support the preservation and restoration of the historic church. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Cost: $10, free to Kickstarter backers

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Sunday Chamber Music: Baroque Hour

What: Part of Savannah Philharmonic's chamber music series. When: 5 p.m Where: Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard Cost & info: savannahphilharmonic.org

Disney's Tarzan

What: Savannah Children's Theatre is swinging into the new year with bungees, aerial silks and hanging vines for their Main Stage Musical production. When: 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children's Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. Cost: $15-$20 Info: savannahchildrenstheatre.org

PULSE: Day 5

What: Telfair Museums; PULSE Art + Technology Festival is a free, five-day celebration inviting the public to participate in interactive art experiences. 12 pm: PULSE gallery tour with curator Harry DeLorme 1-4 pm: Medeology TV: SUPER: Offsite program by Medeology Collective at Indigo Sky Community Gallery When: noon Where: Jepson Center, 207 W York St.

Multigenerational Program with Author Terry Kay

What: Terry Kay will discuss ‘The Seventh Mirror,’ his new novel for tweens and young adults. He will also conduct a workshop with children, parents and grandparents to learn how to tell and write their own family stories. When: 2-4 p.m Where: Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public


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Tuesday A Beautiful Prayer: The Savannah Debut of A Prayer Journal by Flannery O'Connor

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the private prayer journal of Flannery O’Connor, featured figure for the 2014 Georgia History Festival. When: 6 p.m Where: Cathedral of St John the Baptist, 222. East Harris St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: georgiahistory.com

Savannah Black Heritage Festival: Flyin' West: The Ballet

Dr. W.A. Sessions discusses the private prayer journal of Savannah-born Flannery O’Connor. This spiritual journal, only recently discovered among her papers, brings to life an aspect of one of America’s great literary figures.

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Monday Savannah Black Heritage Festival: A Conversation with Pearl Cleage and Waverly Lucas What: Playwright Cleage and choreographer Lucas discuss Influences of 'The Great Migration' Westward and Nicodemus, KS Upon 'Flyin West' the Play and 'Flyin West' the Ballet. Part of the Festival's W.W. Law Lecture Series. Cleage will sign books following. When: 7 p.m Where: First Congregational Church, 421 Habersham St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: savannahblackheritagefestival. com

Deep Speaks! Book Launch & Reading

What: Nonprofit unveils latest mentoring collaboration with local schoolchildren. When: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3 Where: Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. Cost: Free Info: deepkids.com

What: A ballet by choreographer Waverly Lucas depicting the late 19th century Great Migration by freed slaves and free persons of color to Nicodemus, Kansas, an all-Black town established during Reconstruction. Part of the Festival's W. W. Law Lecture Series. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: Free to attend. Get free tix at Civic Center BO & Lester's Florist. Info: savannahblackheritagefestival. com

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Wednesday Film: Blue Sunshine (1978, USA)

What: Psychotronic Film Society presents this "twisted thriller" as a tribute to the late actor Zalman King, better known as a director and producer. For mature viewers. When: 8 p.m Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E Park Ave. Cost: $6

Southbound Ribbon Cutting

What: Ribbon cutting, tour and tasting at this new brewery. Tasting cups with six tastings tickets are free. When: 5:30-7:30 p.m Where: Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: southboundbrewingco.com

Theatre: Hair

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The DeRenne dilemma by Jim Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

For as long as anyone can remember, DeRenne Avenue has been the unofficial dividing line between “real” Savannah and its haphazard, generic Southside. When he published Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 20 years ago, John Berendt implied it was mostly oldtimers who thought this way. But these days, even new arrivals to town quickly adopt the local custom of sneering at the Southside — which despite all the snark is still where the vast majority of Savannahians call home. Not only the ugliest of gateways to an already unattractive part of town, DeRenne is one of the most infuriating roadways you’ll encounter, both for its aggressive unfriendliness to any mode of transport other than cars as well as the lack of maneuverability once you’re stuck in that traffic. “There’s no real reason DeRenne should cut off our community between the Southside and the Northside,” says Susan Broker, director of the City’s Citizen Office. “You should be able to cross DeRenne and go to a restaurant. It should be the real mid-city gateway into the community.” You should and it should, but right now you can’t and it isn’t. About 60,000 cars a day use DeRenne, twice the traffic it was designed to handle. They use it to get to Oglethorpe Mall, to get to Georgetown, to get to I-516, to get on and off post at Hunter. Bicycles? Pedestrians? Fuggetaboutit. Why is it that Savannah can address north/south traffic at least somewhat reasonably — Truman Parkway, Veterans Parkway, etc — but can’t get east/west right? The answer’s rooted in geography. About half the people on DeRenne aren’t trying to move east/west at all, they’re trying to go south. But the vast and impenetrable Hunter Army Airfield is in the way, so they’re forced to deal with DeRenne. “Cars going south don’t really want to be on DeRenne. We want to take them off early,” says Bret Bell, City of Savannah public information director. Efforts to alleviate traffic on DeRenne began in the ‘80s, and included ideas as

drastic as making it a double-decker highway (!). But the most current, most comprehensive and by far the most humane effort, Project DeRenne, began in 2008. Broker describes it as “the most expansive and extensive citizen engagement process the City’s ever undertaken.” She’s not kidding. Since 2008, citizen meeting after citizen meeting and charrette after charrette have taken place, all with the goal of getting complete buy-in from anyone that might be affected by the project. Project DeRenne’s major components: A flyover onto I-516. A traffic circle to move Hunter-bound-and-exiting cars off the roadway sooner. And a multi-use, boulevard-style makeover of the west end. “The money is going into the interchange and the bridge at I-516,” explains Broker. “The beautification isn’t where the real money is, but it makes the project sustainable for the neighborhoods it’s adjacent to.” In a constantly shifting world of halfassed, top-down bureaucratic ideas born out of committees, Project DeRenne — virtually unchanged since it was proposed five years ago — is seemingly not of that world. “The reason efforts to fix DeRenne never worked in the past is there was no citizen involvement,” Broker says. “This one’s different. We went to the community and said yes there’s a traffic problem, but the other part is economic growth and neighborhood sustainability. People support what they help create.” But you wouldn’t know it from last week’s City Council meeting, where some residents of the Poplar Place neighborhood at Montgomery and I-516 objected. They and their elected representatives on Council seemed surprised, even after all the years of preparation and outreach. Some are angling for a buyout of homes they say was promised by the City. But any such promise, if made, was rendered

inoperable by the failure of the TSPLOST referendum in 2012. Now, instead of local funds, Project DeRenne needs federal matching funds to be finished, to the tune of about $70 million. The rub is that while Poplar Place doesn’t have historic status now, it’s eligible, making it against the law to use federal funds to damage its fabric. In other words, if those homes are bought out, the project can’t get the federal funds it’s dependent on. It’s almost a Catch-22, but there is an out. When Project DeRenne was approved by City Council in 2010 under then-mayor Otis Johnson, it was explicitly contingent on buyouts not impacting the ability to receive adequate funds. Sadly and perhaps unavoidably, in holding up the project some homeowners are in essence fighting to make their property values even lower than they already are. “That area’s not exactly a country road now as it is,” says Bell. “There’s no pedestrian or bicycle access. There’s lots of traffic from Montgomery to White Bluff. It’s a clogged, dangerous road. Project DeRenne would put more cars on that road, yes, but because of the multi-use aspects it would also be a more complete road. Homes on Hampstead Avenue would actually be further away from the road than they are now.” Enter politics. Some City Council members, chief among them Estella Shabazz, who represents the bulk of Poplar Place, seem to be advocating for a more extensive citizen payout than advisable or even permissible. This threatens to put the project back to square one after Council approved it in 2010 and area residents overwhelmingly approved it as recently as April 2013. “We thought we would’ve been so far ahead of this project now, but we’re still stuck in the same place,” a crestfallen Mayor Edna Jackson was quoted last week. If true, it’s not because of any lack of foresight on the part of the people who designed Project DeRenne. As with most things, for better or worse the answer will be messier, and will have to come from politicians and the people who elect them. cs


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Writing with Deep: Go weird or go home As I put a gloved hand on the door of Lulu’s Chocolate Bar to cover a cocktail party for this column, I am overcome by one of those small social panic attacks that precede entering a room full of strangers. Oh god, new people. They’re probably all smarter and more attractive than me. I’m going to say something stupid and inappropriate and then spill my drink down the front of my shirt and everyone will stare and judge. I step back into the cold and fumble through my purse for a pen, which I tend to use as a pacifier in times of mental stress. I don’t mean that in a figurative way, as in I use the pen to soothe my anxiety by writing out my fears as some kind of prosaic Prozac; I literally suck on the end of a pen as if bourbon-laced mother’s milk is going to pour forth instead of purple ink that tastes like battery acid. (I know this from experience. Fortunately, imbibing a small amount of ink is not toxic. But it will stain your

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tongue for two weeks.) Standing on the sidewalk, I nurse my Pilot Precise thoughtfully, mindfully processing this all-too-familiar stream

of insecurities. Are my new glasses too blocky and overly retro? What if the eyebrow-pierced sales nymph at the store totally lied and

these are actually mom jeans? What if these new people think I look weird? At this point, my inner grown-up, who is getting cold and a little tired of this nonsense and would rather not go around with a tongue like a Chow Chow all weekend, gently steps in to remind me: I AM weird. I enjoy being weird. What’s more, not only am I not afraid that people will think I’m weird, I have spent the last 25 or so years actively cultivating an aura of friendly weirdness in the hopes that I might inspire others to give up their fears of being weird and then we can all get down to the business of cleaning up this shitshow of a planet. You got this, sister, I told myself. Don’t pretend to know anything you don’t and go rock these mom jeans like a boss. Panic attack abated, I take a breath and step inside to find a roomful of people wearing blocky, retro glasses and chewing on pens. I feel immediately welcomed into a bear hug of weird. I should have known. After all, this was a gathering for the volunteers and friends of Deep, the local non-profit that hosts free creative writing workshops for public middle schoolers all over Savannah. On this chilly evening

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Publication serves not only as a mighty incentive to keep kids interested, it provides tangible validation of their deepest selves. “When they see their names and their stories in print, the kids get really pumped,” says Dasher, who took over Deep’s daily operations last summer from founder Catherine Killingsworth, who is now teaching at Savannah Classical Academy. “They see that they matter.” The writing can also dial into hard emotions for these kids, diffusing their anger and fear into workable prose. For too many of them, the prejudice and judgments aren’t just adolescent imaginary neurosis but real bullying, and often the page is the only place to put the pain of feeling “furious, forgotten, insulted,” as DeepKid Alayna Williams writes in her poem “Tape”: People don’t treat us right because we’re a different color than what society calls normal, or larger than the average person. We get cast away. Alayna will read “Tape” on Monday with the other Deep laureate finalists, each bravely bringing the self they’ve excavated and carefully honed, a holy offering that clears space in the hell of middle school for the next crop of DeepKids. If they’re still eligible, most will sign up for Deep again. In addition to studying the craft of writing (which does not, often to their surprise, include emoticons,) these young authors are learning a valuable lesson about being human: That there’s something about owning our weirdness—a term that encompasses all the ways we imagine ourselves different from others—that can somehow neutralize the bad stuff, imaginary and real. It also helps us not to take ourselves too seriously. Back at Lulu’s, it’s almost Dasher’s turn to read at the Low-Brow Literary reading, and she shows me a passage she’s highlighted of a rotten romance novel she picked up at a thrift shop for a quarter. I catch the snortworthy phrase “nether lips.” She nervously adjusts her glasses. “Do you think it’s too weird? Not a chance. cs

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with no students present, they are taking turns reading “low brow” literature—including but not limited to arrogant celebrity tweets, James Franco’s poetry and excerpts from Miley Cyrus’ autobiography—just for kicks. These folks can handle weird. They’re also comfortable enough in their own skins to go back to one of the scariest places on earth and convince a bunch of teenagers to take their pens out of their mouths and put ink on the page. As far as I’m concerned, they are literally (and literarily!) saving the world. While the Deep mentors—called fellows—teach technical essentials like appropriate semicolon usage and how to avoid clichés, they also have a super secret mission: To show kids they’re not the only ones with awkward, embarrassing parts of themselves lurking under their hoodies—and that accessing those most vulnerable, truest selves can generate the best, most authentic writing. In other words: Weird is where the juice is, baby. While the fellows are brave, their students are even braver, since middle school is basically the worst thing that ever happened to anybody. This isolated, self-selecting chamber of social torture seems like the last place 13 year-olds would want to share the naked creativity of their precious kitten souls, but the bond forged among DeepKids supersedes the regular Mean Girl horrors in the hallways. “We create a space within a school that feels different, it feels safe,” explains Deep Executive Director Joanna Dasher, herself bearing a lovely pair of horned-rimmed, tortoiseshell frames. “And when kids feel safe, they can write fearlessly.” “Original, vivid and fearless” is how Dasher describes the kind of awardwinning writing Deep produces. Nominated for the five-year-old program by their language arts teachers, DeepKids meet with their fellows once a week after school through the spring and fall semesters, responding to prompts and refining their work. The best of their stories and poetry are polished and then published in a real, live book. And as if putting their personal stories out into the world isn’t terrifying enough (*gulp*), some of these courageous kids will tell their stories out loud at the latest Deep Speaks! Book Launch this Monday, Feb. 3 at the Savannah Theatre.

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You’ve probably forgotten about the whirling Labor Day windstorm that hit Savannah last fall, but Mary Jane Crouch sure hasn’t. The executive director of America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia remembers those burly gusts quite well, since they destroyed the food bank’s massive freezer and left her and her staff scrambling to save almost a million pounds of food.

“It was a domino effect,” describes Crouch. “The wind got in under the eaves and knocked down the walls, and the roof just collapsed.” Insurance will pay for most of the reconstruction, but there’s a five percent deductible of $150,000 that Second Harvest has to shoulder in addition to its daily operating expenses. Around $50K of that sum has already been raised, and the nonprofit hopes to make a dent in the rest with Raise a Glass for the Roof, a Superbowl-themed benefit at Southbound Brewing Co. this Saturday, Feb. 1.


to heart and become hardened,” Ley says. “I feel like this is a tangible way to make a difference.” Her new position requires a multitude of hats, including event planning. For Saturday’s benefit bash, she called on her old friends Carly Wiggins and Smith Mathews, who she met during college while working at Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing. Wiggins and Mathews now own and operate Southbound Brewing Co. in Savannah, at long last open for tours and tastings. The business partners have donated their space plus plenty of beer for Raise the Roof. In honor of Super Bowl weekend, Southbound’s brews will be paired with finger foods from Wild Wing, tasty pies from Marco’s Pizza and award-winning chili from Second Harvest’s own Chef Floyd. A raffle for a new grill and a luxurious recliner round out the sports fan theme. Longtime Second Harvest sponsor Rives E. Worrell is providing commemorative tasting glasses, and the Accomplices will supply the soundtrack for the evening. Crouch is sensitive to the many causes in Savannah and reiterates that less than five percent of Second Harvest’s budget goes to administrative costs; the rest goes to feeding the hungry. She promises every dollar raised at Saturday’s benefit will go straight to the freezer fund. She’s happy to report that though the insurance bill is still outstanding, the paperwork has been pushed through and construction on the new 30,000 cubic foot freezer began last week. “The plan is to have it finished by our annual ‘Jewels and Jeans’ event at the end of April, fingers crossed,” says the eternally upbeat Crouch. She also sees a silver lining in the freezer fiasco: Though last fall’s tempest brought down the roof, the disaster has raised community awareness of just how tenuous Second Harvest’s resources can be. “When it first happened, everyone wanted to know how to help. Well, this is the way to help,” instructs Ley. “You also happen to get a really fun night out in exchange.” cs “Raise a Glass for the Roof” Benefit for the Second Harvest Freezer When: 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 Where: Southbound Brewing Co., 107 E. Lathrop Cost: $40 Tickets: helpendhunger.org

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Since the Sept. 2 catastrophe, the twisted remains of the freezer have laid in piles as the damage was documented and claims were filed. Second Harvest has managed to continue business as usual, providing hundreds of thousands of meals a month via seven tractor trailers kept cold by a slew of constantly humming generators. Those generators need to be filled every 48 hours with several hundred dollars of fuel, adding to the expense of the accident. The temporary solutions are not ideal, but it’s kept the food coming to those who need it. Second Harvest stocks pantries for more than 300 agencies in 21 counties as well as feeding seniors and children nearby and on site. “So many people depend on us,” reminds Crouch. “Mothers tell me that they give a glass of water to their kids at night so their stomachs won’t grumble and keep them awake.” One of the first to cover the freezer disaster was Meredith Ley, then a TV reporter with WSAV. Ley was deeply affected by how the loss of the cooling room could have meant serious issues for thousands of families in coastal Georgia. “I couldn’t believe what I saw when I got there. Everyone was running around trying to save this food so that people wouldn’t go hungry the next day,” recalls Ley. “A freezer is everything to the food bank, and this isn’t an organization that can pull out a check for a brand new one.” Ley returned several times in the following weeks to update viewers on emergency donations and area food drives. By the end of October, she had accepted a position as Second Harvest’s Community Relations Coordinator. “I was doing a story about how they were giving out cans of tuna instead of frozen meat and they had nothing left on the protein shelf,” she says. “And someone made a comment that since I was around so much, maybe I should work here.” Ley sympathized with the economic plight of Second Harvest clients, having put herself through Kennesaw State with a variety of minimum wage jobs. After working in journalism for seven years, the 28-year-old had no problem making the leap into the non-profit world. “As journalists, we see so many sad things, and it’s hard not to take it

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

D’oh! Police are “deliberating charges against a 20-yearold Savannah man identified as the suspect who robbed a health food store in an area where Metro SWAT and K-9 units were conducting a training exercise Thursday,” a spokesman says.

The suspect, identified as Aceen D. Grant, was apprehended by an officer who was familiar with him from previous cases as the Special Weapons and Tactics, canine and West Chatham Precinct Patrol officers and a police helicopter saturated the area around Abercorn Street and I-95. The man reportedly “had robbed the GNC store on the first block of South Gateway Boulevard and fled on foot before the combined units flooded the area and found him leaving a wood line,” police say.

• Savannah/Chatham Metro officers charged “the owner/operator of a group rooming units with multiple charges after serving a search warrant this afternoon,” a spokesman says. Russell Stephen Varnedoe, 66, was charged with possession of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of firearms by a convicted felon after the 12:45 p.m. raid on Ogeechee Road. “Officers found items to substantiate those charges as well as electronics that are being investigated when they served the search warrant,” police say. “Arbor Cottages had been the subject of numerous court cases after the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Crime Free Housing Unit found it in violation of various code sections,” the spokesman continues. “Varnedoe had been given multiple chances to bring the units up to code requirements by a Recorder’s Court Judge who cited concerns for the tenants who had few other places to move.”

The units will be allowed to remain in use as information is reviewed. The investigation into the case continues. • Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 15-year-old found in west Savannah lst week. William Elijah Norman who had lived on the 1400 block of Staley Avenue was found dead in front of a house on the 900 block of West Victory Drive about 7:30 a.m. after residents called police and Emergency Services to an unresponsive person. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. A Tip Line also is open to investigators at (912) 525-3124

• Victims of two recent shootings have died, prompting homicide investigations. Just after 2a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, a critically injured Randy Brown, 39, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where he died from gunshot wounds sustained during an incident on the 1000 block of East 34th Street. Twenty-four-year-old Marvin Hills succumbed to injuries sustained during an early morning shooting on Friday, Jan. 17 on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and West Victory Drive. Anyone with information on these cases is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. A Tip Line also is open at (912) 525-3124. Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020


I came across your column on what zero means on the Fahrenheit scale. You blew it. You said, unlike 32 or 212 degrees, zero degrees was an arbitrarily assigned number. It isn’t. It’s the temperature at which seawater will freeze. An approximation, because the freezing point of saltwater varies based on salinity, but zero is a rule of thumb. —Richard Forte Wikipedia takes your side, as does at least one college physics textbook. But close examination makes it reasonably clear the seawater explanation derives from a misreading of the evidence. In my 1989 column I explained

The “or even” part (the original Latin phrase is vel etiam [salis] maritimi) is a giveaway—the freezing point of seawater was an afterthought. Fahrenheit underscores this as he continues:
 “If the thermometer is placed in mixture, its liquid descends as far as the degree that is marked with a zero. This experiment succeeds better in winter than in summer.” So the method used to determine zero on Fahrenheit’s scaledoesn’t always work. Who’d be foolish enough to invent a scale that wouldn’t permit thermometers to be reliably calibrated? In contrast, the freezing point of fresh water, as in an ice/water mixture, is constant for practical purposes. In a letter Fahrenheit wrote to a patron on April 17, 1729, he says when he visited Roemer in 1708, he found thermometers being calibrated by standing in water and ice. These thermometers were then heated to body heat, and “after [Roemer] had marked these two points on them all, half the distance found between them was added below the point of water and ice, and this whole distance was divided into 22 1/2 parts, beginning at the

bottom with 0, arriving thus at 7 1/2 for the point of water mixed with ice, and 22 1/2 for the point of blood heat.” There you have it. Fahrenheit, following Roemer, determined the distance between the marks for the freezing point of water and body heat on his glass thermometers (64 degrees, in the scale he would develop), measured off half this distance (32 degrees) below the freezing point, and called that zero. Recounting this, R.J. Soulen of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory writes: “The zero on this scale had no fundamental meaning, following the tradition of others who preceded him. Fahrenheit chose to define a zero below the coldest temperature likely to be encountered by everyday use of his thermometers.” But try calibrating your thermometer using the standard proposed by 19thcentury Scottish astronomer Charles Piazzi Smith, who nominated a scale set to “the mean temperature of the King’s Chamber at the center of the Great Pyramid of Giza.” Um, great idea, Chuck. On the other hand: road trip! cs By cecil adams

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that Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit based his system on an earlier scale devised by Danish astronomer Ole Roemer. Roemer had set zero arbitrarily—his main consideration was that it was colder than the temperature got in Denmark, because he didn’t like using negative numbers in his weather logbook. Roemer’s scale had 7 1/2 as the freezing point of water and 22 1/2 as body temperature, in those days called “blood heat.” To get rid of awkward fractions, Fahrenheit did multiplication, winding up with 32 as the freezing point and 96 as body temperature. I said that when Fahrenheit was set to demonstrate his system to London’s Royal Society in 1724, he worried it would look odd if zero on his scale was untethered to reality, and thus had to concoct a rationale. Here’s what he wrote in the paper he presented:
 “The division of the scale depends on three fixed points, which can be determined in the following manner. The first is found in the uncalibrated part or the beginning of the scale, and is determined by a mixture of ice, water and sal ammoniac [ammonium chloride], or even sea salt.”

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America’s returning warriors continue to experience inexplicable difficulty after putting their lives at risk for their country. It took 13 years for Army Sgt. Maj. Richard Erickson to get his job back from his civilian employer after he took leave in 2000 to serve in the National Guard special forces. The employer soon fired him for taking “excessive military leave.” The employer? The U.S. Postal Service, for which Erickson worked as a window clerk (and which was forced to reinstate him after a January 2014 ruling awarding him $2 million in back pay). Erickson had won several interim victories, but USPS fought each one, extending the case, and said in January that it might even appeal the latest ruling.

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• Happy New Year: (1) Once again, celebrants in France marked Jan. 1 by setting fire to 1,067 cars nationwide (down from 1,193 the previous Jan. 1). (2) In the Hillbrow neighborhood of Johannesburg, South Africa, celebrants apparently decided to abandon a 20-year-old tradition and not hurl furniture from high-rise apartments. (The Hillbrow custom was highlighted on one social-networking website, along with the New Year’s graveyard gathering of relatives in Chile and Ireland’s banging bread on walls to dispel evil spirits.) • Holy Mutations: Deformed animals born in developing countries often

attract streams of pilgrims, seeking to of love.” (2) Alabama Judge James touch a creature considered divinely Woodroof of Limestone County, given blessed. In December, a five-legged two separate chances in December to cow in Raipur, India, had suppossentence Austin Clem, 25, to jail time edly “caused” the last 30 women who for raping a girl beginning when she touched it to give birth to boys. And was 13, both times opted for probation. a day after that report came one from (The no-jail sentences perhaps reflected Phuket, Thailand, in which a newborn that Clem’s family and hers continued gecko with six legs and two heads has to socialize after the rapes.) become a magnet for visi• The Continutors seeking clues to wining British Campaign ning lottery numbers. to Abolish Risks: (1) • In November the Britain’s Royal Mail Journal-News of Hamilton, announced in DecemWill work for Ohio, examining various ber that it would stop snow and/or police union contracts in delivery to Jeff and freezing rain the state, learned that in Sheila White’s cottage in several jurisdictions, offiCarnforth because the cers are allowed to work carrier was frightened their shifts even when less of cows. (Mrs. White sober than some drivsaid he was just lazy, ers whom they ticket for in that when the cows DUI. In Lebanon, Ohio, were present, the carrier for instance, cops can work had to open and close a with a .04 blood-alcohol gate to get to their cotreading. In Butler County, tage.) (2) A 65-year-old a .04 reading triggers legal school crossing guard protections for officers that resigned in October are unavailable to ordifrom a job he said he nary drivers. (However, in Lebanon, liked because officials at Manadon an officer’s right to suck on a breath Vale Primary School had ordered him mint before taking the test was recently to stop playfully “high-fiving” sturemoved from the contract.) dents. Guards, the school said, need • Judges as Romantics: (1) In Decemboth arms free to hold signs and make ber, Italy’s top appeals court awarded proper signals. a new trial to a man, 60, who had • News of the Weird has reported been convicted of having sex with an the emerging mainstream treatment 11-year-old girl. Evidence had been (for various bowel disorders) of fecal excluded that the pair were having an transplants, in which a healthier rela“amorous relationship” with “feelings tive “donates” via enema supposedly

healthier microbes to a sickly patient to normalize intestinal activity. The process, still strange to many patients despite its apparent success, has become so popular that in October Canadian officials felt the need to warn patients not to perform amateur transplants. Said one mother, after successfully having her 10-year-old daughter treated, “I think one day ... we will have fecal-matter banks like (blood banks and sperm banks).” • Unclear on the Concept: In December, after Carmen Reategui, 34, was arrested for DUI in Readington Township, N.J., and was too impaired to drive home, she called Nina Petracca, 23, who arrived at the police station impaired herself (and was arrested for DUI), and both women called Ryan Hogan, 33, to take them home, but he also arrived impaired and was arrested. • Classics: (1) Jamal Garrett, 29, was arrested in Antioch, Calif., in January after, police said, he tried to rob a Wells Fargo bank, but had fled empty-handed after a teller struggled to read a poorly written holdup note. (She and her manager said they did not even know immediately if it was a holdup or just a note requesting assistance.) (2) Daniel Severn, 27, pleaded guilty to burglary in England’s Hull Crown Court in December, for trying to enter a home through the roof but getting trapped, upside down, in the bathroom. He dug his phone out of his pocket, but it fell into the toilet, and he remained hanging for an hour and a half until a resident arrived and found him.


• Unrelenting, swastika-tattooed New Jersey neo-Nazi Heath Campbell, 40, saw child No. 9 born in November, and once again, the county family welfare office removed it almost immediately. “I’m not allowed to have children because I’m a Nazi,” he lamented. Campbell first made headlines in 2008 when a bakery declined to decorate a birthday cake for his son, Adolf Hitler Campbell, leading child welfare officials to investigate, and more seizures followed, now including the Novemberborn Eva (Lynn Patricia) Braun. Campbell told reporters he would continue to fight for offspring. “I’ll stop making them when they stop taking them.” • News of the Weird informed readers in November that the Snuggle House was about to open in Madison, Wis., promising clients pajamaclad bedmates - as long as no sex (or foreplay, even) took place. In fact, Snuggle House has yet to open (in part because the Madison assistant city attorney has yet to overcome her belief that cuddling without sex is impossible). However, a December Associated Press report noted that no-sex cuddleries thrive in Rochester, N.Y. (The Snuggery), Boulder, Colo. (Be the Love You Are), and San Francisco (Cuddle Therapy). Snuggle House owner Matthew Hurtado said he is still working with Madison officials on regulations to prevent naughtiness.

• Among planet Earth’s most bizarre local customs is the Christmas tradition in Spain’s Catalonia region of decorating Nativity scenes with figurines of famous people squatting and answering nature’s calls. News of the Weird has noted that presidents (Bush and Obama) have been “honored” with posterior-baring statuettes, along with Queen Elizabeth. Right on cue this past Christmas, Spanish artists unveiled “caganers” in the images of Pope Francis and Nelson Mandela. (Perhaps the least-illogical explanation for the tradition is that if the manger is fertilized, the coming year’s crops will flourish.) • To build an iron ore smelting plant in Iceland in 2009, Alcoa Inc. was forced to kowtow to the country’s national obsession that elves (“hidden people”) live underground and that construction projects must assure that the little fellas have had a chance to scatter gracefully to new habitats. Alcoa hired the necessary elf-monitoring “engineers,” and eventually the project proceeded. In December 2013, the government announced it was temporarily abandoning a major road project connecting a remote peninsula and the capital of Reykjavik after it was “learned” that the route would disturb an “elf church.” The likely outcome, again, according to an Associated Press dispatch, is that the project will resume once the elves have relocated. CS

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Mo’ Drivin, mo’ Cryin at Coach’s Corner “If Paul Westerberg had grown up worshiping Angus Young instead of Alex Chilton, the Replacements might have sounded something like this Atlanta band.” – Rolling Stone. It’s always a treat when Drivin N Cryin comes to town. As many times as Kevn Kinney and his scrappy band of rocking pop/jangle cohorts play our area, every show is a new adventure. The band is back Saturday, Feb. 1 for a show with Big Engine at Coach’s Corner. It’s their third area appearance in six months. Kinney has just released Songs For the Turntable, the fourth Crivin N Cryin EP in two years. It follows Songs From The Laundromat, Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones and Songs From The Psychedelic Time Clock. Some degree of thought went into the EP plan of attack, Kinney told Connect last summer. “Records aren’t supposed to be over-thought,” he said. “Every record you’ve probably ever loved was made in a day or two. Everything at Motown was done in a matter of hours. Once Pink Floyd hit, people deconstructed and reconstructed ... I don’t work well that way. I hate being in the studio longer than I have to. It’s like going to the dentist.” Each EP is stylistically different. This intrigued Kinney. “These are all ‘What would Drivin N Cryin would have done if they took this fork in the road?’ records,” he told us. Songs For the Turntable is “a pretty traditional Drivin n Cryin/Bad Company record,” he said. “It’s got kind of a pop hit song on it, it’s got a little bit

Left: Kevn Kinney (foreground) and Drivin N Cryin. Right: The Downtown Delilahs burlesque troupe.

of our Zeppelin ...” The starting point was Kinney’s admittedly short attention span. “I get albums from friends of mine all the time, and I just never listen to more than just the first five songs,” he explained. “I get in the car, listen for 20 minutes and then I’m where I’m supposed to be ... if you’ve ever given me a CD of your band, I probably have never heard the last song. “When albums came out, they were really two 15-minute records. You had to get up and change it, and the by the time you got up to change it you’d probably switched over from Sinatra to Trini Lopez or Johnny Cash … and I love the 45— I can listen to “Yummy Yummy Yummy,” 12 times over and over, but I don’t know if I want to listen to 14 songs by the Ohio Express.” In other DNC news, Kinney has written and produced 12 songs for the FX cartoon series Archer, to be performed by the character Cheryl in her country singer alter ego of “Cherlene.” The Feb. 1 show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35 at the club, or online at coachs.net.

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Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, you’ll well familiar with Cusses, the band that’s been Savannah’s most potent musical force for two or three years now. If you’re new to town—a student, say, who knows every corner of SCAD but still hasn’t firmed up with the city’s vibrant music scene—this is the band to see. Take our word for it. Angel, Bryan and Brian have been on performance hiatus—locally, at least—for a couple of months. That’s because they’ve been in Nasheville and Atlanta working on the second Cusses album. The taut trio plays the Jinx this week (Saturday, Feb. 1) with Bear Fight! and the Greensboro duo known as The Bronzed Chorus. We’ll have more on Cusses ’14 in next week’s issue. They’re playing the Savannah Rocks! show Feb. 7 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Burlesque, baby

A year ago, Savannah didn’t have a single, consistently performing burlesque troupe. Now, there are pretty girls dancing and vamping in skimpy

pinup outfits everywhere you turn. OK, maybe that’s wishful thinking on my part. But there is, in fact, a new one: The Downtown Delilahs promise “light-hearted strip tease, lip syncing, comedic entertainment and more!” at the shows Feb. 6-8, and 13-15, at the Carnival Bar. This is inside the House of Mata Hari, the best-kept non-secret in town (it’s a “members-only” drinking and entertainment club at 306 W. Factor’s Walk). The show, called “Valentine’s Day is for Suckers,” is part old-school burlesque and part Vaudeville, with all sorts of wacky and high-spirited all-in-fun hijinks. Tickets are available at at Gatsby’s on Broughton, 309 West on the River, Mata Hari or at (912) 272-7601. But wait, there’s more! The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue returns to the Jinx on Valentine’s Day (that’s Feb. 14, don’t forget) with “Va Va Valentine’s Day,” sharing the stage with the lovely Lovely Locks. Valentine’s Day …. Hmm, one of these shows or an evening with Art Garfunkel at Dollhouse. Tough choice? CS


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Musicians aren’t known for their long-range planning. Never could Venezuelan violinist Ricardo Ochoa, who moved to Savannah in 2000, predict he’d be playing gypsy jazz, that European swing music that’s so evocative of a time and place a million miles away. In Georgia. Ochoa came here from Pittsburgh to join the Savannah Symphony, which was dissolved only a few years later. “It was supposed to be a stepping stone for me to go to another symphony,” he says. “I decided I wanted to expand my repertoire and start learning other styles so I can survive. And I did.” Ochoa plays jazz, bluegrass, and

(with the Train Wrecks) chug-chug electric Americana. He’s also kept up his classical chops as a member of the Savannah Philharmonic. When Slovenia-born psychiatrist Sasha Strunjas arrived in 2011, he brought with him an immense knowledge of gypsy jazz guitar, and an even bigger talent for playing its tricky Hungarian and Romanian scales. The first person he went looking for was Ricardo Ochoa. Strunjas’ wife had accepted a job at Armstrong Atlantic State University, and during an interview trip, he’d seen Ochoa playing with Julie Wilde and Jackson Evans. And he never forgot it.

“Two days after he moved to Savannah, we began playing,” Ochoa says. “And Sasha and I have been playing since then three or four times a week.” Along with their duo gigs, Ochoa and Strunjas form the centerpiece of Velvet Caravan, one of our city’s most unique musical groups, and certainly the group most packed with virtuosi. Check out Acoustic in Nature, the Kickstarter-funded debut Velvet Caravan album. The band will introduce the record Feb. 1 as part of Trinity United Methodist Church’s new concert series. More than just a carbon-copy of the gypsy jazz so eloquently laid down by the early 20th Century masters, guitarist Django Reinhardt and


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Acoustic in Nature, are rich veins of New Orleans jazz, Latin music and even Afro-Caribbean time signatures. Hall’s dexterous piano-playing weaves in and out between the delicate lead lines of the guitar and the violin. Ochoa is getting used to explaining it—or attempting to, anyway. “People always ask me ‘What style of music is this?’ I always answer ‘It’s European redneck music.’ And they’ll say ‘OK, I got it! I understand now.’ “Gypsy jazz players in Europe love bluegrass music now,” he adds. “And that’s music from the country. They’re more infatuated with bluegrass now than they are with jazz. I might be generalizing here, but think about who plays hillbilly music and bluegrass? Rednecks.” There were plans, to be sure, but they changed dramatically as the ranks of Velvet Caravan expanded. “When Sasha and I started playing together, it was ‘Here we go with another standard gypsy jazz band,’” Ochoa recalls.’ “But when we started adding guys, and everybody started bringing their own personality into it, we didn’t want to force them and say ‘No, you need to learn that language.’ Instead, we learned to adapt to what the guy has to say and see how we can make it work.” CS

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violinist Stephane Grappelli, Acoustic in Nature is wild, swinging and more fun than any of us really deserve. It’s a delightful record. That’s in great measure because of the other members of the band— Jared Hall (keyboard and accordion), percussionist Jesse Monkman, and bassist Eric Dunn. Hall came here from Austin, where he played with, among other bands, the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. “He’s honky tonk, boogie woogie, fantastic player,” Ochoa says. “He probably had no idea he’d be playing in a gypsy jazz band.” None of this musical mixology, of course, was planned. “Everything has been so organic with this band,” Ochoa continues. “We never tried anything in particular. Eric Dunn just decided to show up and sit in with us one day, and it worked out. We get along well. We drink well together.” Monkman’s main instrument is the cajon, a primitive wooden box with drum snares built inside. Ochoa: “He said ‘Look, I built my own cajon.’ He’s an orchestra guy, he and I play together in the Philharmonic. But he’d never played with a band. He brought the cajon and man, he just had the right touch for it. It’s hard to play percussion on gypsy jazz—it works on the Latin stuff—but he figured out the right groove for it.” Velvet Caravan’s music is indeed strongly rooted the gypsy jazz of Reinhardt and his Hot Club de France. In abundance during their live shows, and in full flower on

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In 1996, Jonathan Larson was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his rock musical Rent, which tells the story of struggling artists living in squalid conditions between the twin peaks of joy and tragedy. Larson’s source material was historic: Although the music and many of situations in his play were new, he based Rent on the 19th century opera La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini, itself adapted from Henri Murger’s fictional book Scenes de la vie de boheme. The VOICExperience and Peter Shannon’s Savannah Philharmonic, have brought the work full circle with a collaboration called Scenes de la vie de boheme Jan. 31 at the Lucas Theatre. It’s the Puccini opera, in the original Italian, performed by world-class soloists with full orchestra. Shannon, the Philharmonic’s artistic director and conductor, couldn’t be happier. “In opera, they say A, B, C: Aida, Boheme, Carmen,” he enthuses. “It’s one of the most amazing pieces of operatic music.”

This adaptation, however, has several crucial tweaks. It’s what’s called verismo, or real, opera. “That basically means getting away from the decadence of huge opera like you need elephants and kings and queens and all this kind of stuff,” Shannon explains. “This is a real situation, students in a fairly banal story, and yet the music is some of the most glorious that’s ever been composed.” The soloists are Amy ShoremountObra (Musetta), Cooper Nolan (Rodolfo), Dan Kempson (Marcello), and Scott Russell (Colline), Meechot Marrero (Mimi) Matthew Morris (Schaunard). If those character names look familiar to those who know and love Rent, they should. In Larson’s world, they were called Maureen, Roger, Mark, Collins and Angel.

The Savannah production, workshopped during 2013 at the VOICE center in Florida, re-casts them in the 21st Century in New York’s Bushwick district. “It’s kind of like a hippie ghetto where people are writing plays on their iPads,” says Shannon. “Instead of the candle, there’s an iPhone that’s being used as a light.” The adaptation and staging are by Edwin Cahill, a longtime member of the VOICE community who recently toured as a swing actor, singer and musician in Sweeney Todd. Musically, says VOICE executive director Maria Zouves, “You don’t touch Puccini. But the difference between them as struggling artists a hundred years ago and now is not that different. So we thought we’d look at it from a modern perspective. And honestly, you buy into it immediately. “So many of the folks that were there said ‘You know, I don’t like it when you change it, but I loved this.’” Zouves says the choice was made early on not to stage the full La Boheme as it exists. “You don’t ever want to do a big production if you don’t have the bells and whistles for one,” she explains. “We believe in quality and not quantity. So when we came together to say ‘Well, what are we going to do?’ we were all on the same page immediately. “We decided to do it as, what Peter likes to say, concert version. But we’re

kicking it up a notch from that and doing staging with it.” It’s slightly shorter, due to the absence of the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus. “We’ve chosen to cut out the chorus bits,” Shannon explains. “Simply because of the logistics; they had the Christmas concert, and now they’ve got another big concert coming up. So they’ve got a lot on their plate. It’s basically most of Boheme, with about 30 minutes cut out of the two hours.” The second Savannah VOICE Festival will take place in August. Zouves, a soprano who operates the company with her husband, legendary baritone Sherill Milnes, is intent on bringing opera to different generations in new and exciting ways. Using “young, emerging artists.” The Savannah experiment, Zouves says, “has exceeded any expectation. It’s gone beyond what we thought was even possible. We are over the moon with Savannah. And I think Savannah has embraced us and helped us to do our mission.” CS Scenes de la vie de Boheme Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. When: At 7:30 Friday, Jan. 31 Tickets: $16-$70, at savannahboxoffice. com Phone: (912) 525-5050


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Flannery O’Connor might have agreed with the oft-quoted notion that art should “disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.” Or maybe she would argue that art should unnerve everybody, regardless of their station. After all, O’Connor’s writing is full of freaks, misfits and other characters challenged by violence and ignorance, with hardly a sympathetic one in the bunch. Her work provided stark observations of ordinary lives and small minds; not much comfort to anyone seeking easy answers and blind faith. She did, however, possess a wry sense of humor, and so helped define the warped literary view of humanity construed as distinctly Southern. “Anything that comes out of the South is going to be called grotesque by the northern reader, unless it is grotesque, in which case it is going to be called realistic,” she once retorted in response to criticism regarding the dark nature of her stories. O’Connor wrote what she saw, declaring that “the basis of art is truth, both in matter and in mode,” and would surely appreciate the work of several dozen visual artists charged with interpreting her work for the canvas. Diving deep into O’Connor’s Complete Stories for inspiration, these artists explore themes of racism, rural life, spirituality, unexpected beauty and more in “Southern Discomfort 2,” an art exhibit on display all this week at ThincSavannah. Preview hours are 9am-5pm, Mon.-Fri. with a final reception and silent auction on Friday evening, Jan. 31. Even though she once described herself as a “pigeon-toed child with a

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receding chin and a you-leave-mealone-or-I’ll-bite-you complex,” Savannah loves its Flannery. She was born here and lived in a modest three-story rowhouse on Lafayette Square until 1950, when she moved to Milledgeville in her 20s to write, raise peacocks and tend to her failing health. Though she died of lupus there at just 39, the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home remains a revered historic institution (Pat Conroy called it “one of the temples of world literature” in 2010) and the city still claims an intimate connection with the author herself. “I think Savannah has a pretty playful

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relationship with Flannery,” considers Beth Howells, AASU English professor and secretary of Friends of Flannery, the non-profit dedicated to caring for the house museum. “I think our town respects that she is a quirky character, not easily pegged, full of dichotomies: she doesn’t conform to easy definitions of religious, feminist, intellectual, writer, anything really. I think there is something about that refusal to conform that makes her admirable around here.” Two years ago, Howells and fellow Friends of Flannery board member Bill Dawers invited a group of artists—some

local, some far-flung—to submit works inspired by the gothic queen of Southern literature as a fundraiser. The project was a tremendous success, showing paintings at the 1704Lincoln gallery space from 45 artists, many of whom donated the entire sum raised from the silent auction back to the foundation. “Southern Discomfort” has been revived once again with an astounding line-up of artists, including previous contributors Marcus Kenney, Christine Sajecki, Carmela Aliffi and Todd Schroeder. All paintings will be up for auction at Friday’s reception. Painter Tim Wirth is a first-time


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Southern Discomfort contributor and first heard of O’Connor as an MFA candidate at SCAD (a couple of his large works, including Statue of Something Important, are currently hanging in shopSCAD.) But he admits he didn’t sit down with any of her work until back in his native Iowa. “I read A Good Man Is Hard to Find and it gave me a chill that I couldn’t shake,” he says of O’Connor’s famously violent tale. He submitted three small works for the exhibit and auction, deriving inspiration from O’Connor’s introspective memoir A Prayer Journal, written during the time she spent at the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. “I found out she spent time studying in Iowa, not far from where I once lived,” says Wirth, who still lives and works in Iowa.  “I liked that geographical connection and it felt as though she was a bird of prey whose migration path was similar to my own, just in an opposite pattern.”   Even for those returning to the well, O’Connor provides endless fascination. Katherine Sandoz mused on the short story “Good Country People” for “Finding Joy,” the layered abstract she presented in 2012, but this time around, she found revelation

in the visage of the artist herself. Far from a simple portrait, “Finding Flannery” depicts the author in a one-eyed squint, forever suspicious of humanity’s motives. Sandoz uses her subject’s signature peacock tones to relay O’Connor’s darker sentiments as well as project the way her writing has been bruised and battered over time by constant examination. Sandoz had no problem revisiting O’Connor for the show, explaining that it was a question of tackling the same problem from a different angle. “Everyone in Savannah is always rediscovering Flannery,” she says. “Her writing is so dense, her personality so dense. She also talks about writing to discover, and I think visual artists are the same—they make to know their subjects or material a little better each time.” O’Connor likely understood the relationship between writing and art: She was a prolific cartoonist throughout high school and college and a book of her cartoons and sketches was published in 2012, giving Flanneryheads more material to ponder. “People don’t just interpret but respond to her,” muses Helen Borrello, another English professor serving in her third year as FOF president. “There is something about her that

attracts vibrant, interesting people from all over: The Catholic community, literary circles, and the visual arts.” Borrello believes that it is the writer’s willingness towards nonconformity, to tackle the “grotesque” elements of society at a time when such ideas went outspoken (especially by women!) that makes her so endlessly compelling. Those same problems of race, violence and spiritual still abound, and readers and artists continue to turn to Flannery O’Connor not for comfort, but perhaps for communion. O’Connor offered some interpretations in her letters and later writings, but Borello acknowledges that her work “raises more questions than it answers. She leaves us in a perplexed state.” She laughs when it’s suggested that the Catholic O’Connor could be referred to as “the patron saint of Southern freaks.” “I think she would have smiled at that.” cs “Southern Discomfort 2” Reception and Silent Auction When: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 Where: ThincSavannah, 33 Barnard St. Info: flanneryoconnorhome.org

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Rafaël Rozendaal is the master of his domain PULSE Festival artist uses the Internet as a canvas

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The marriage of art and technology, which our annual PULSE Festival celebrates, is relatively new. “That’s the beauty of it,” says Rafaël Rozendaal. “So little has been done, you don’t need to be a genius to invent something.” Rozendaal is a Dutch-Brazilian artist whose work is computer-generated; it’s both clever and colorful, and his video installations—both large and small-scale—are among the most admired in the world today. But this PULSE guest artist has also carved out a unique niche for himself: He creates works of video art that he sells as domain names. In short, his one-of-a-kind pieces are sold to collectors and aficionados, while still remaining public. You can see dozens of them at his complex but endlessly entertaining website, newrafael.com. He’s also bringing to Savannah what he calls BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer). Video artists refer to their projectors as beamers, and numerous area artists have been invited, through the Telfair Museum, to come along and fill one of Rozendaal’s rooms with whatever projections they choose. This should result in a dizzying cornucopia of sights and sounds, anarchic but somewhat organized.

Rozendaal, who lives in Berlin and New York City (and, he says, just about everywhere else the art world takes him), spoke to us this week. CS: Take me through the pro-

cess: How did you get to establishing domain names as art? Rafaël Rozendaal: At the time, a lot of people were making things online. A lot of people would put files somewhere on a website; artists would have a section called “Experiments,” but they were just files. I thought that if I put each work in a domain name, it’s not just a file or someArtist Rafael Rozendaal thing that I have

Installation: “Into Time” at Museu da Imagem e do Som, Sao Paulo

on my hard drive, it’s really a work. It’s really done. And it’s easy to find. That was the initial idea, sort of like having a frame for a painting. But then also it’s the title, and also it’s the location, and it makes it easier to share and to remember. A Greek artist friend of mine came up with this idea that it should also be a sell-able thing. That it’s an art object that can be bought and sold. CS: So the piece is in the hands

of a private collector, but it’s also public art. Anyone can call up the URL. Rafaël Rozendaal: When

the work is sold, the domain name is transferred to the owner. If you buy a work of mine, we transfer the domain name to you after you pay, and we together sign a contract saying that the work remains public. You’re not going to change it into a private website.

CS: Does the buyer have any input into the art? Is it like a commission? Rafaël Rozendaal: They choose one of my works that are available. So they would talk to the gallery, and then we discuss it. I create freely on my own, completely autonomous and completely without questioning. I don’t think too much; I just let it happen. I publish regularly, maybe once a month, and I do exhibitions. And usually the collector will speak to the gallery and say “Oh, that’s interesting —is this one available?” And we go from there. CS: Devil’s advocate. I like this one, I paid for it—how, exactly, does it belong to me? Rafaël Rozendaal: Just like Google owns the domain google.com, and no one can take it from them, you own that domain. Your name is mentioned on the top of the website. To me, it’s a combination of vanity and generosity. From the vanity aspect you can be proud, you’ve supported this artist and you’re sharing it with the world. So it’s an act of generosity as well, but you’re also getting something back in the sense that people think “This guy is cool. He supports the arts” and “He

Installation: “Everything Dies” at Kunstverein Arnsberg


has a vision to collect things that are not normal, but he’s looking at the way things are moving instead of the way things are.” People will appreciate that. CS: Was this concept a hard sell? Rafaël Rozendaal: It’s a hard sell in the

sense that you don’t really need it. Everybody can live without an art website, and you can watch it for free. It’s a tiny percentage of the viewers that actually buy it. Forty million viewers a year, not every one of them is buying a domain. It’s not like something you see in an art fair and think “That would look great above my couch.” There’s a whole market for moving images, for video installations. The thing that I do different is, I want it to be public as well. If the Rolling Stones had recorded songs and said “We’re going to make it an edition of three,” and you have to go to that museum to listen to the song, it would be kind of strange. CS: Tell me about Looking at Some-

thing, the Savannah installation.

Rafaël Rozendaal: It’s a website and we made an installation version. A website kind of looks like a window, so you’re looking out that window through your screen. And the installation will be two projections next to each other. A bit like two windows in a home. And you can decide what kind of weather you want. You use a track pad, like an Apple track pad like you have on your laptop, or with iMac. CS: Where did BYOB come from? Rafaël Rozendaal: In 2010, I made the first edition with a friend in Berlin. Because all our friends were making moving images, usually those kinds of exhibitions are complicated, because you need a lot of equipment and blah blah blah. I though OK, if everybody takes care of their own gear, then we can set up an exhibition in five minutes. That was the idea, just a onenight exhibition, and it turned out to be so easy and so fun, with such good energy, immediately people were like “We should do this again, somewhere else.” We open-sourced it. I put the idea online. There’s a manual, and the

manual reads “Find a space, invite many artists, and ask them to bring their projectors.” That’s all you need. It’s simple and easy and fun. Fun is something you don’t normally associate with art. It’s usually something serious and tedious. We noticed that people felt really empowered, and that was the goal for me. Because the Internet enabled anyone to share an idea, to anyone in the world, and I wanted to bring that spirit to the exhibition space. I don’t curate every BYOB. It’s very open. This one in Savannah is not curated by me. I want people from the area to curate it, because then it’s a little different every time. It’s much more interesting that you get surprises. CS Rafaël Rozendaal at PULSE Art + Technology Festival Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Events: Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m.: Lecture and projections; 6-8 p.m. Feb. 1, BYOB; “Looking at Something” video installation, Jan. 29-Feb. 27 Admission: Free Complete PULSE schedule on page 31

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‘There’s a serious lack of control in this stuff’ Mark Dixon combines music, mechanics, and serendipity at PULSE Festival by jim morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

As a founding member of the ad hoc performance art ensemble Invisible, “sound thinker” Mark Dixon invents and builds as he performs. Generally, Dixon and Invisible’s work involves crafting a pre-conceived “artstrument” live onstage while you watch. Then they play it, and you listen to whatever sounds happen to come out of that contraption. Usually, they sound great. And even when they don’t, it’s still pretty awesome. Famous Invisible bits include wooden chairs which double as marimbas, and the “Selectric Piano,” in which the classic IBM office appliance — which conveniently has the same number of keys as a piano — is repurposed as a fully functional musical instrument. At this year’s PULSE, Dixon brings a two-pronged performance: creating a drum machine/turntable of sorts (“Rhythm 1001”) using only analog/ mechanical technology, and “Elsewhere’s Roof,” which incorporates and amplifies the totally random sounds of dripping water. CS: Sounds like the building of the project onstage is as important as playing it at the end. Mark Dixon: It’s very process oriented. The difference between what I do and what a band or other music ensemble does is I’m asking questions about what would it sound like if, for example, the tracks of a drum machine didn’t know each other, don’t have repetition. The performance then becomes more about the audience being able to listen than it is about me performing something exactly as intended. There’s a serious lack of control in a lot of this stuff (laughs). I’m sort of an audience member myself. There’s a stereotype of artists that make machines, and

Dixon works with the sounds of dripping water in the service of coming up with something awesome

the stereotype is the machine doesn’t work! It’s like, uh-oh, the thing is crapped out for the day, and the artist flies back over and fixes it. But my devices tend to work. On the other level though, there is a lack of control that I love and embrace. I’m a devotee of John Cage’s thinking about these things. I have to challenge myself. I have to be a good listener and a good player, in the sense of the word “play.” CS: You’re not bringing the Selectric piano to town? Mark Dixon: The Selectric piano is a bit

different, because I don’t play it. The Selectric piano rules are that it has to be played by a professional typist. So yeah, that tends to be scripted. CS: Sounds like you have a bit in common with jazz musicians, the improvisational aspects.

Mark Dixon: It’s quite a bit a stretch to say it’s like jazz, but essentially for this show we’ll have a template, but there also has to be a lot of spontaneity and improvisation. We want it to count that we’re flesh. It’s about transparency. See, we have this device in the world called a drum machine. If you told a little kid, “I’m gonna take you to see a drum machine,” their face would fall. It’s a little plastic box with buttons and a few LEDs. My drum machine is in the vein of people who understood their TV as a box full of tiny little actors. My drum machine is my explanation of what’s going on inside that little box. I’m not against digital technology, but what I miss is that little box. Digital can’t draw me in the way the physical, mechanical, kinetic stiff draws me in.

CS:  I’m guessing you must be totally down with the whole vinyl renaissance. Mark Dixon: I still can get misty at the idea you can take sound, which is so intangible, and make it into a texture. And then by dragging it across another texture you can make sound. It’s a lot easier to have an app on your phone, but when I come your way, it needs to be with 150 pounds and be accident-prone (laughs). cs Mark Dixon & ‘Invisible’ perform at the PULSE Art + Technology Festival on Sat. Feb. 1, 3 p.m. during Free Family Day


January 29–February 2 FREE admission days at the Jepson Center EVENTS January 29

6 pm Lecture by Cuppetelli and Mendoza, with Gabe Barcia-Colombo via Skype 7 pm Opening Reception 6–8 pm: “imPulse and Response” Audiovisual performance by Matthew Akers

January 30

11 am Student panel featuring artists Cuppetelli and Mendoza, Rafaël Rozendaal 6 pm PULSE lecture by Rafaël Rozendaal 6–8 pm Projections by Rafaël Rozendaal 7 pm Performance by Chalaxy, Psychedelic Alternative Rock from Nashville!

January 31

11 am Student panel featuring PULSE artists 6 pm Performance by Adam Matta 6–8 pm Performance by the Medeology Collective

February 1

10 am Student Workshop: “Make your own GIF” with artist Erin McNeil* 1–4 pm Free Family Day 3 pm Performance by Invisible 6 pm Performance by KidSyc and the Nekstup Team Present the Fewchurr 6–8 pm Bring Your Own Beamer, 10 artists and local students will light up the Jepson Center with video and projection art.

February 2

12 pm PULSE gallery tour with curator Harry DeLorme 1–4 pm Medeology TV: SUPER: Offsite program by Medeology Collective at Indigo Sky Community Gallery

EXHIBITIONS

Looking at Something: Selected Work by Rafaël Rozendaal Jan. 29–Feb. 27 / Jepson Center For PULSE, Rozendaal presents an installation of the website Looking at Something, which allows participants to change the weather from sunshine to a thunderstorm.

Physical /Digital: Interactive Video Sculpture January 29–April 13

Cuppetelli and Mendoza: Detroitbased artists com­bine fiber art with high definition video to produce projec­tion works. Their interactive installation Notional Field (Savannah) will be in Varnedoe Gallery. Gabe Barcia-Colombo: His work For those Who Wait features an array of projection mapped clocks which react in surprising ways to the turn of a hand crank.

Play Together Jan. 29–Feb. 2 A group of projects by local and visiting artists highlight work designed to be played by more than one person. Other works include Sari Gilbert and Robert Batchelor’s board game based on a historic Chi­ nese trade map, Andrew Hieronymi and Erin McNeil’s four-player tac­tile game Conduit, Ross Fish’s conductive musical sculpture, and Lucy Sheils’ sound installation.

The Medeology Collective Jan. 29–Feb. 2 The Savannah and Atlanta-based artist group will create an interactive sculpture entitled Geometries of Power in the Eckburg Atrium. They will also exhibit “Electric” at Indigo Sky Community Gallery on Waters Avenue.

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Playwright Pearl Cleage and Choreographer Waverly Lucas discuss transforming “Flyin’ West” from play to ballet. First Congregational Church, 421 Habersham St.

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Fictional Romance Novelist Beverly Jenkins presents the influence of “The Great Migration” Westward upon her novels. The Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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Chinatown Market delivers authenticity by Cheryl Baisden Solis

David and Jane Lee, from Shanghai and Hong Kong, respectively, came here decades ago as a young couple, like many new immigrants, to make a new life for themselves and their children. They started out the hard way, working long hours in David’s family take-out restaurant, Peking House, on Abercorn, before they found that area Chinese restaurants were in dire need of genuine spices and other necessary ingredients that friends complained they had to travel to Atlanta, and even as far away as New York, to purchase. “Why don’t you open a store with this stuff?” was a question he often heard, and finally, in 1996, David and Jane bought up the old McCorkle’s bakery and started shipping in the genuine goods from China, New York and San Francisco. Later, the business grew so large he built his own place on the corner of Price and Henry Streets. I’m a veteran shopper there and have seen the growth in the market for years—not only Chinese restaurant owners frequent the place, but crews of Chinese students from SCAD make their way there each week. It’s like this: you know the old saying that if you want to eat genuine Mexican/Chinese/Italian food, that you look for those immigrants at the

tables and not Americans beating down the door? That holds true for Chinatown Market as well. Sure, the front sections holds your usual convenience store fare—chips, beer, white bread, pork n’ beans—but throughout the store you’ll find Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and Korean families shopping for that special ingredient. And they’ll find it, too. David’s a smart businessman and learned early on that retail is the way to go in the Asian food market. The orders still pile amazingly high from restaurants, both Chinese and American, who vie for his fresh vegetables, amazing array of sauces and variety of low-priced meats. But the true source of customer satisfaction is the hordes of families and students who stop by daily to replenish their cupboards. For many years now, that’s included not only ex-military who yearn for those stuffed dumplings they had while stationed in Korea, but many ordinary Americans who just can’t find that special brand of Shaoxing wine or those pork-belly cuts anywhere else in town.

David and Jane Lee provide the spectrum of Asian kitchen supplies and goods

Knowing how to cook a good Asian meal is getting to be high foodie fashion, and David Lee knows what you’re looking for—if he doesn’t have it in stock, he’ll order it for you. January 31 this year rings in the two-week Chinese New Year/Spring Festival, definitely the time of year you want to try out Chinatown Market. The store is a veritable explosion of every kind of festive sweet, candy, cookie, dumpling, sauce, spice and frozen delicacy you could imagine, with an entire aisle of woks, plates, bowls, platters and chopsticks to choose from. He has the rice-cookers of all kinds, the tea-sets, the fine steel knives, the soy sauce holders, to provide your table with that authentic touch. When you’ve finished eye-balling the kitchenware that piles up near the front door, fought your cravings for exotic sweets or picked up that loaf of bread or bag of Lay’s chips, make your way to the back, by the butcher counter. There are fresh and frozen meats cut to your liking and available in several different low-priced packaged sets. Then go through the door with coolers on both sides, and prepare to enter China… Every time I go it hits me: I walk through that door like Alice following the rabbit down the rabbit-hole, searching through tightly packed aisles and massive freezers stuffed with every kind of Chinese-Asian goodie I could imagine. His array of sauces alone is

awe-inspiring. Gather your recipes where ye may, but bring your grocery list here: frozen dinners, dumplings of every kind, eggrolls, pancakes, soups, meats you cannot find elsewhere and certainly not at these prices, like good-quality thin-sliced lamb, pork belly, fish like corvino (from the coasts of Peru, which has the largest Chinese population in South America), Peking duck, fresh and frozen seafood of every type, ramen and other noodle varieties beyond your dreams. And don’t forget to tour the two coolers packed with delicate, fresh vegetables, fruits, tofu, mushrooms, fish, bean sprouts, duck eggs and more. The shelves of fresh garlic and ginger are located on the left aisle, and any flavor of drink from all over Asia is available from multiple stacks. Why settle for the dusty bottles on the “Asian/Ethnic Foods” aisle at your local supermarket or pay the high prices for fresh vegetables when you can take your time and browse through a little piece of China right here in the midst of Savannah? It’s colorful, the variety is mindboggling, and, at least for an hour, you can find yourself among Chinese students, Korean housewives chatting over fresh produce, Vietnamese kids looking for sweets, and feel like you’ve stepped out of your everyday world into another continent entirely. cs Chinatown Market 1215 Price St, (912) 238-8260 Sun. 9 am-3pm


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Find yourself some luck Celebrating the Chinese New Year at SCAD by Cheryl Baisden Solis

Chinese New Year, aka Spring Festival—what is it exactly? The dates are a little different each year because it’s reckoned by the lunar calendar. And its China’s longest holiday—15 days—carrying the deep significance of family gatherings, celebration, gift-giving, ritual and feasting that Christmas manifests in the West. The largest human migration in the world takes place late in January or early February, as people from all over China make their way home to bring presents, re-connect with loved ones, meet prospective marriage partners, see how much their children have grown, and share the foods and traditions that mean love and family. During my three years in Beijing I would watch this epic flow of humanity with awe and not a little tugging at the heartstrings seeing all the passion and immense effort. Each year is represented by one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac,

and this year it’s that harbinger of freedom, adventure and luck, the Horse. Because the Chinese lunar calendar begins in early springtime, the celebration is also known as Spring Festival. Red is the color associated with this time, as well as gold. Those colors follow you through the two weeks as red envelopes filled with money exchange hands, red (and orange) desserts and fruits pile up on tables, huge red lanterns hang like giant pomegranates, and doorways are decorated with garish but beautiful red emblems and ancient good fortune poems.

While Chinese and other Asian cultures gear up for a wild two weeks of feasting, travel and gifting, Savannah, with its lack of a Chinatown to give us a raucous parade or even authentic Chinese cuisine, may seem an unexciting place to be. But then, it all depends on who you know. Back around 2001 I became acquainted with many Chinese students who attend SCAD and was fortunate enough to be invited to their New Year celebration. Now, each year, I make room in my schedule to dress to the nines and seek a little of that feeling I found in Beijing of joy and friendship, great food, and the sight of the Lion Dance wending its way through crowds. You want to see some real partying Chinese-style, taste genuine Chinese cuisine created from unadulterated recipes handed down to the students who prepare a real feast? The SCAD community can join the Chinese Student Association at their annual party. The Student Center on Montgomery Street is awash in red and gold, and the air holds an excitement that moves from one smiling face to another at lightning speed. The food doesn’t bear much resemblance to the stuff found on “Chinese” buffets around town (which is a good thing, believe me). Put aside your pickiness and take a chance on some real flavor and authentic dishes cooked by the students themselves. I like to think these are the kinds of food that bring their home a little bit closer for the young people who must be missing mom and dad—nothing like home-cookin’ to soothe the heart. The half-moon shaped dumplings, called jiaozi , are a big treat, hand-made and stuffed with pork and green onion; in homes all over China, especially up in the northern parts where wheat, rather

than rice, is a mainstay, families will be sitting down to dumpling-making parties where everyone chops and peels the garlic, rolls out the dough, makes the delicious fillings, laughs at bad jokes and watches lavish New Year’s shows on TV together. The Lion Dance is a must-see. An ancient art probably imported from India or Persian culture since lions are not native to China, it’s performed by several dancers, with the lead carrying a huge head with bulging eyes, ferocious fringed eyebrows and white fur. There is also Chinese music played on traditional instruments that make a lovely, soulful sound, and always there are dancers, in old-style costumes of different dynasties, thin as a willow wand, bending and swaying to the flow of Chinese folk melodies. Come early if you want a table. Drinks are included (tea both cold and hot, water and lemonade). China has two main languages, Mandarin Chinese spoken in the north and Cantonese in the south, so be prepared with your New Year’s greeting. Open up your mind and loosen your tongue, people—these kids are far from home and love it that you’ll be there to join the party, but it will put an even bigger smile on their faces when you come out with 新年快乐 (pronounced “Shin nee-an kw-eye le” in Mandarin) or 恭 喜发财 (pronounced “Gong hay faht choy!”) in Cantonese. Hey, its two little phrases and it won’t kill ya — might even make you a few new friends. SCAD New Year/Spring Festival Party Saturday, Feb. 1, 7-10pm Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. $6 cash only at the door with SCAD ID

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It’s a magical time of the year. While winter has Savannah wrapped up in an atypical chill, it’s almost the season to stand in long lines, make friends with your neighbors and sample excellent beer. It’s Beer Festival Time. While Savannah celebrates with its own festival over Labor Day weekend, other southern towns are gearing up for their annual events right now. Within a few short hours from home, you can be whisked away for a full day of tasting rare, sought-after brews from some of the country’s most innovative breweries. Charleston has Brewvival (February 22 at Coast Brewing Co. North Charleston, SC, $65), a collaborative event hosted at Coast Brewing Company and organized with the Charleston Beer Exchange. 2014 marks the fifth year of this well-regarded festival. Last year was a muddy affair, with rains coming down heavily at times and limited shelters. However, the beer list was fantastic. One-offs from small local breweries were poured next to altered versions of some of America’s most beloved craft beer staples. Breweries with typically limited regional presences like Jester King also showed up in full effect to the delight of attendees. Brewvival is also very well organized with shuttle service to the festival to cut down on event parking and to keep revelers off the road. A variety of food trucks and ample restrooms (a festival must) are additional reasons to keep Brewvival on your list. Brewvival isn’t just an event for beer fans; it’s also traditionally well attended by brewers and brewery owners as well. Last year’s festival boasted appearances by founders Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head, Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Evil Twin Brewing.
 A bit further away from Savannah is the crown jewel of Tampa’s Beer Week festivities, Hunahpu’s Day

(March 8, Cigar City Brewing Co. Tampa, FL, sold out) at Cigar City Brewing. The event is named for Cigar City’s rare and intensely sought-after chocolate, chili and spice masterpiece, Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. Attendees are given the opportunity to buy a small allotment (typically only a bottle or two) as a souvenir from the experience. The entire run of bottles sells out at the event, leaving the open market and traders to set high values for these 22oz bombers of liquid gold. In addition to tasting the current and previous year’s vintages of Hunahpu’s, festivalgoers are also treated to barrel-aged varieties of the famous stout and the rest of Cigar City’s excellent main line and special project beers. The brewery also brings in the best of Florida’s thriving craft brewery scene to attend and pour as well as provide kegs from other wellregarded, hard to find beers. Previous years saw small pours of Dark Lord from Three Floyds and Sexual Chocolate from Foothills dispensed from the tap trucks located around the Cigar City property. Previously a free event with charges for tastings, this year Hunahpu’s Day changed to a more typical beer festival admission pricing. Cigar City’s membership society, El Catador Club

got first dibs on tickets, leaving the remainder to sell out online in around an hour. If you missed out this year, there’s a good chance there will be tickets available on the secondary market if you look hard enough (and are willing to pay scalper prices). If you’re looking for something more convenient and accessible, there always seems to be a beer festival of some kind happening in Atlanta. Their Winter Beer Fest was held last weekend, but spring and summer events are already on the calendar. April 5 is the Hogs and Hops Festival (April 5, Masquerade Music Park, Atlanta GA, $40+) held at Masquerade Music Park. Tickets are $40 in advance and include unlimited beer samples and five food tickets. VIP passes are a bit more at $65 but include unlimited food and early access. While the beer list won’t be as exotic as Hunahpu’s Day or Brewvival, the additional focus on music and barbecue still make for a fun day with beer fans. While getting out of town to attend these festivals is a lot of fun, it’s also important to support your local beer fest. So remember when planning your schedule to save room Labor Day weekend for the Savannah Craft Brew Fest held on Hutchinson Island. Cheers! cs

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Openings & Receptions

PULSE Festival Offsite Exhibition — The Medeology

Collective: Electric. Free and open to the public. Jan. 29-Feb. 2 Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Artistic Discovery 2014 Exhibition — The Arm-

strong Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents the annual United States High School Juried Art Exhibition for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District. Free and open to the public. Fine Arts Gallery (Armstrong Atlantic State University), 11935 Abercorn St.

Ricochet - Sketch Show — Le Snoot presents a

sketchbook show by Saba Niaki & Nguyen Tran. Fri., Jan. 31, 7 p.m. Gallery Le Snoot, 6 East State St.

Rivers: Exhibition by Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) — Collabora-

Black Heritage Festival: 13th Annual New Beginning Youth Art Exhibit — The City of

Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs hosts this annual exhibit as part of the Black Heritage Festival. Local middle and high school students enter works based on the 2014 theme “Dare to Dream; Create a Legacy”. Opening reception Feb. 5, 6:30pm. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

Savannah Black Heritage Festival: Create a Legacy Opening Reception and Exhibition — Featuring

works by ancestral pot maker Terrance Robinson and other regional visual artists. Show runs Feb 2March 28. Reception Sun., Feb. 2, 3-5 p.m. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Deborah Raines Exhibition — Mixed-media collage

abstract paintings by this acclaimed artist from West Virginia. Reception February 9, 3-5 pm, runs Feb. 2-28. JEA, 5111 Abercorn Street.

Show card for the new photography exhibit by Emily Earl at Safe//Sound; reception is Thursday Art & Oysters: An Evening with Jonathan Green —

Green will unveil a print exclusive to Pin Point Heritage Museum, “The Oyster Workers,” at this fundraiser. Sat., Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m. Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Avenue. Exhibition by Carrie Kellogg and Hugh Wayne — Gallery

209 featured artists in February are Kellogg, a landscape photographer, and Wayne, who creates functional clay trays. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

Late Night Polaroids Photography by Emily Earl — Exhibition of Polaroid

portraits taken on the late

night streets of downtown Savannah. Reception Jan. 30, 5-10pm. Safe // Sound, 633 E. Broad Street. Meet the Artist: Susanne Carmack — Painter and

printmaker will be at Kobo Gallery to discuss recent work during this meet the artist event. Fri., Jan. 31, 3-5 p.m Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St PULSE! Art + Technology Festival: Free Admission to the Jepson Center —

As part of the Telfair’s PULSE! Art + Technology Festival, admission is free Jan. 29-Feb. 2. Jepson Center, 207 West York St.

tive paintings inspired by speeches/writings/music of Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Jacobs, Mark Twain, W.E.B. Du Bois & Duke Ellington. Shown in conjunction with the Savannah Black Heritage Festival. Feb. 1-June 8 SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Southern Discomfort 2014: Art Inspired by Flannery O’Connor — A reception

and silent auction of art based on the writings of Flannery O’Connor, featuring original art by more than 25 local artists. Free and open to the public. Fri., Jan. 31, 6-9 p.m. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. Suite 300.

Viscoelastic Creep — Re-

cent mixed medium paintings by artist Carolyn Hepler-Smith. Artist’s reception Friday Feb. 21, 6-8 pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Continuing Art in City Hall: Peter Halpern — Features paintings

in acrylic that capture the beauty of everyday Savannah scenes. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.

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.

Expressions for Hope - Calling All Artists! — Lutheran

Services of Georgia invites all artists to submit artwork for “Expressions for Hope”, an upcoming art exhibit and auction to support individuals and families in need. “Expressions for Hope” will display art from February 7-20 at the Starland Cafe. Mail or deliver artwork to Katherine McKenzie at Lutheran Services of Georgia, 6555 Abercorn St., Suite 200, Savannah, GA 31405 by Jan. 31. kmckenzie@lsga.org. lsga.org. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st St.

The Ghost Within — New

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

Imagine: A Savannah Art Association Exhibition —

Savannah Art Association announces new exhibit at Airport Art Gallery, in the main terminal adjacent to

ticketing hall. Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, 400 Airways Ave. Memento: Julia Harmon Painting Exhibition — A

solo exhibition by SCAD MFA Painting candidate Julia Harmon, featuring over 80 oil paintings inspired by photographic and filmed footage from her family’s history. NonFiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Leonardo Drew: Selected Works — Elaborate ab-

stract sculptural installations and compositions and selected works on paper. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Paintings by Raymond Gaddy — Recent representa-

tional works by Savannah based painter Raymond Gaddy. JEA, 5111 Abercorn Street.

Tallur L.N.: Balancing Act — Features a selection of

new and recent sculpture, two-dimensional wood works, and the U.S. premiere of “Apocalypse”(2010) an electromagnetic coin-polishing system. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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

Warhol prints, including Warhol’s “Flash – November 22, 1963” screenprint portfolio. Through March 9 Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. cs

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If you can’t stand The Heat, then stay out of the multiplexes showing Ride Along. Melissa McCarthy’s vibrant performance opposite Sandra Bullock modestly elevated that 2013 summer hit out of its holding pattern as just another formulaic comedy involving mismatched cops. In this new picture, Kevin Hart similarly huffs and puffs and tries to bring the moviehouse down, but both he and co-star Ice Cube are defeated by drowsy direction and a screenplay that doesn’t take enough advantage of their talents. The movie’s tagline is both clever and pushes the plot: “Propose to this cop’s sister? Rookie mistake.” (Give its creator a bonus ... or, better yet, a share of the profits.) Hart plays Ben Barber, a high-school security guard who, despite spending most of his free time playing video games, is somehow in a serious relationship with the beautiful Angela (Tika Sumpter). James (Cube), Angela’s brother and a veteran with the Atlanta Police Department, doesn’t feel Ben is worthy of his sister’s

affection, so when Ben, after getting accepted to the police academy, confidently asks for James’ blessing regarding Angela, the senior cop makes a proposal: Survive a day with me on the streets and you have my blessing to marry my sister. And so off they go in James’ squad car. This is where the hilarity is supposed to kick into high gear, but as we watch Ben timidly tangle with burly bikers blocking a handicappedparking space, tackle a crazy guy (comedian Gary Owen) throwing produce in a marketplace and lose a verbal match to a little boy (rapper Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores) in a playground, it becomes clear that the flimsy script (credited to four writers) will offer the actors little in the way of choice quips or promising scenarios, forcing them instead to animate their characters through sheer star power alone. So even though Kevin Hart is basically playing Chris Tucker in Rush Hour and Ice Cube is basically playing Nick Nolte in 48


JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT

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Jack Ryan should have quit while he was ahead. The hero of numerous novels penned by the late Tom Clancy, the stalwart CIA analyst (among other careers) was successfully brought to the screen in 1990’s The Hunt for Red October (with Alec Baldwin essaying the role), 1992’s Patriot Games (Harrison Ford), 1994’s Clear and Present Danger (ditto) and 2002’s The Sum of All Fears (Ben Affleck). That ‘02 effort was an attempt to reboot the franchise after an eightyear hiatus, and while the movie was a hit, no further adventures were filmed. So Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is in effect the second try at resuscitating the series, but it only succeeds in demonstrating that, like last year’s dreadful Die Hard sequel, some beloved franchises are best left undisturbed in the video bins of our mind. While Sum felt like a prequel to the first three pictures - Ryan’s career was just revving up - Shadow Recruit is its own creation, starting from scratch and veering away from developments and dates in the other movies

(tellingly, this is the first Ryan film not based on a Clancy novel; instead, a script that had nothing to do with the character was rewritten for this cinematic plug and play). Thus, as the story begins in 2001, Ryan (Chris Pine) is a student attending college in London when the Twin Towers fall. A tour of duty follows, along with major injuries that put him in the company of both medical student (and future wife) Cathy Mueller (Keira Knightley, feigning an adorable American accent) and CIA agent Thomas Harper (Kevin Costner). Cut to 10 years later, and Ryan’s now living with Cathy and working undercover for the agency. His job is to spot financial irregularities that might signal criminal activity, and he locates a doozy that leads him to Moscow, where a bigwig named Cheverin (Kenneth Branagh, who also directed) is plotting to bring down Wall Street. While the prospect of watching The Wolf of Wall Street’s Jordan Belfort being taken out is enough to make one salivate, it’s not compensation enough for the drudgery that defines this film’s every move. The previous Ryan exploits were meaty endeavors, with plenty to engage our senses and our smarts - sub commander Sean Connery trying to escape Mother Russia, Ford and black-ops leader Willem Dafoe teaming up to fight corruption on both American continents, weary CIA specialist Liev Schreiber doing the dirty work like a ragtag 007, etc. - but the dull Shadow Recruit is distressingly bare, with a story that could fit on a cocktail napkin from one of Jay-Z’s lavish parties. There are no narrative surprises, just a straight line connecting predictable plot points, and while Pine has proven to be aces as Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, he’s rather bland here, and his turn only accentuates Costner’s gravitas in the role of his mentor. Interestingly, Costner was offered

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It’s sometime in the near future, and Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) is a lonely man. A onceglorious marriage has disintegrated to the point that his wife (Rooney Mara) keeps pushing him to sign the divorce papers, phone sex (a voice bit by Kristen Wiig as “SexyKitten”) is unsatisfying, and his neighbor Amy (Amy Adams) is purely a platonic friend (besides, she has a tool of a husband). It also appears that he doesn’t have a single friend in the entire world. So when a new computer operating system programmed to meet all user needs hits the market, he quickly purchases one. Soon, he’s bonding with his OS, who has given herself the name of Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), and they rapidly become best friends, work colleagues and even lovers. That, in a nutshell, is the plot of Her, the new film from writer-director Spike Jonze (best known as the helmer of Adaptation and Being John Malkovich). It’s clearly a film of the moment, where it seems like most everyone in this country has an HD TV, an iPod, an iPhone, an Xbox, a Playstation, and on and on and on. Jonze astutely taps into this national zeitgeist where people are wondering what will come next in our technological evolution. He makes the logical leap for them, imagining a world in which people will find some way to get close and personal with their computers (no, silly, free online porn continues on p. 38

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doesn’t count). Her might not be a complete original - Lars and the Real Girl, Electric Dreams and even Simone spring to mind - but it does make its futureworld setting uniquely its own. Still, the film contains enough niggling details to prevent me from jumping on the Best of 2013 bandwagon (and a second viewing didn’t elevate it). As played by Phoenix (in full mumble mode), Theodore Twombly never feels like a man who was once capable of being madly, passionately in love (as he was with his soon-to-be-ex), and the fact that he has no friends (a co-worker played by Chris Pratt finally fills that slot, but that’s well into the movie) suggests that he was never well-adjusted in the first place. (A blind date played by Olivia Wilde tells him he’s creepy, to which he replies that he’s not; well, yeah, maybe, at least in the hands of Phoenix.) And for a film that’s ostensibly about the need to make meaningful connections, it’s a rather chilly endeavor, with the only warmth provided by, yes, the computer voice (Johansson delvers the movie’s best performance, despite being only heard and not seen).

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

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It would be correct to state that Meryl Streep is one of the great actresses of our (all?) time. But it would be incorrect to state that it’s impossible to steal a film from her. And in August: Osage County, adapted from Tracy Letts’ play (a Pulitzer and Tony Award winner), she’s battling against plenty of top talent attempting to usurp her throne. In the end, one of them manages to pull off the coup. As befits its stage origins, virtually all of the action occurs inside one residence: the Oklahoma home of poet Beverley Weston (Sam Shepard) and his wife Violet (Streep), whose steady supply of pills (to deal with her mouth cancer) has made her rude, combative and all-around unpleasant. When Beverley goes missing, it’s suggested that he might have committed suicide, and over the course of several days, various family members show up to provide support. Beverley’s brother (Chris Cooper) and his wife (Margo Martindale) are on the scene, as are the Westons’ three daughters: Barbara (Julia Roberts), arriving

with her estranged husband (Ewan McGregor) and their teenage daughter (Abigail Breslin) in tow; Ivy (Julianne Nicholson), secretly carrying on an affair with her stammering cousin (Benedict Cumberbatch); and Karen (Juliette Lewis), who brings along her skeevy fiance (Dermot Mulroney). With so much bad blood and family secrets suddenly contained under one roof, it’s no wonder the clan members are all at each other’s throats, with the Westons’ maid (Misty Upham) silently watching the proceedings from a safe distance. A:OC doubtless works better in the theater, where its supposedly shocking twists are par for the course and where the restrictive mise-en-scene is expected (director John Wells does little to open this up for the screen). But as a formidable acting showcase, look no further. The British thespians (McGregor and Cumberbatch) fare the worst - not because of their performances (they’re adept at playing Americans), but because their characters are the least developed. But it’s a joy to watch the others delve into their meaty roles: Nicholson, who’s criminally underused in major movies, is touching as the wallflower among the sisters, and I never tire of the folksy nature of either Shepard or Cooper (casting them as brothers was particularly inspired). As for Streep, she acts up her usual storm; it’s a fiery, scenery-masticating turn, but it doesn’t rank among her classics, and I won’t be surprised if many dismiss it as too studied (as I did with her Oscar-winning work as The Iron Lady’s Margaret Thatcher). No, the best performance in the film comes from Roberts, who hasn’t been this good in over a decade - she’s the real star of the movie, in screen time as well as character arc.

LONE SURVIVOR

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Wars don’t exist in a vacuum, but that’s not always the case with war movies. While films like All Quiet on the Western Front, Paths of Glory and The Deer Hunter examine their conflicts in the context of the larger, usually political, picture, others (mostly World War II yarns) prefer to focus solely on the event at hand, highlighting the specifics of the mission or the heroics of the participants. Lone Survivor falls squarely into the second camp. Writer-director Peter

Berg, working from the nonfiction book Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10, has fashioned a film that (presumably like its source material) has no interest in examining or commenting on U.S. policy abroad. This isn’t a complex movie like 2012’s excellent Zero Dark Thirty; instead, it’s a straightforward look at four Navy SEALS and their efforts to stay alive during an ill-fated reconnaissance mission to Afghanistan in 2005. Berg’s brand of jingoism, seen in such efforts as The Kingdom and Battleship has never been put to better use than in this film which shows the Navy SEAL at his fiercest and finest. Unfortunately, employing only the most minimal of brushstrokes to differentiate the men, Berg doesn’t seem particularly interested in them as individuals, meaning that instead of their real-life monikers of Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) and Matt Axelson (Ben Foster), the credits might as well read “Navy SEAL 1,” “Navy SEAL 2,” etc. No, Berg is clearly impatient to get to the fireworks: a harrowing battle between the pinned-down Seals and the Taliban grunts that’s splendidly staged and sustained. This middle section of the movie is so riveting and feels so realistic that the final portion, when the title character finds himself in an Afghan village among Taliban haters, proves to be anticlimactic, particularly given its occasional concessions toward Hollywood formula. Ultimately, Lone Survivor is like a chain-restaurant steak: sometimes bloody, ofttimes overcooked, but generally in need of a little more sizzle.

Dallas Buyers Club

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“I ain’t no faggot!” bellows Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) to the doctor (Denis O’Hare) who has just informed him that he tested positive for the HIV virus that leads to AIDS. Ron’s statement has already been corroborated to us by the opening sequence, which finds this Texas good ole boy banging a pair of women behind the scenes at the local rodeo. It’s the mid-1980s, and AIDS is known as “a gay man’s disease,” so how the hell could he have it? Dallas Buyers Club relates the true

story of Ron Woodroof, who learns that AIDS is going to claim his life in 30 days. But Ron is nothing if not a survivor and a pragmatist, so once he learns that the FDA-approved AZT is actually hurting instead of helping him, he begins to stock up on unapproved drugs, many of which he smuggles into the country from Mexico (disguised as a priest!). Realizing that he can make lots of money, he starts selling these effective yet contraband meds to other HIV patients, all the while trying to convince one of his doctors, Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner), that he’s doing more for those afflicted than the medical establishment. Along the way, he picks up a business partner in Rayon (Jared Leto), a transsexual and fellow sufferer who helps the homophobic Ron rack up sales in the gay community. Easily one of the best films of the year, 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, as his recent Academy Award nomination proves. 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. CS


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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. ongoing. kristen@forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket.com/. ongoing Forsyth Farmers' Market, 501 Whitaker St., South End of Forysth Park. $5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities

Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds are donated to a different charity each month. This is a regular Bikram Yoga class. ongoing. 912.356.8280. bikramyogasavannah.com. ongoing 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@ armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/ Maps/index.html. Through Feb. 1 Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. SCAD Scholarship Gala

Fifteenth annual gala raises funds for SCAD scholarships and sells over 100 pieces of artwork by SCAD students, faculty, staff, friends and alumni. 6:30pm Preview party, 7:30pm Gala. $150 Gala. $250 Preview Party. Sat., Feb. 1. 912.525.5821. scad.edu/savgala. Sat., Feb. 1 Poetter Hall (SCAD), 342 Bull Street.

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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. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@savannahga.gov. ongoing Tues for 200 featuring Junkyard Angel

A benefit for The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, featuring the music of local artists Junkyard Angel. $20 advance. $25 door. Cash bar. Fri., Jan. 31, 7 p.m. 912-335-1909. twohundredclub.org. charleshmorriscenter.com. Fri., Jan. 31, 7 p.m Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Auditions & Calls for Entries Applications Sought for Mermaids who Create Retreats

Published or exhibited writers, photographers and artists are invited to apply for a Mermaids who Create weekend retreat at Mermaid Cottages, Tybee Island. Solo retreats are Feb. 6-9. Participants must supply Mermaid Cottages with a creative work by early March, inspired by Tybee Island. Application deadline is Feb 1. See guidelines and application information on website. Through Feb. 1. mermaidcottages. com/community/mermaid-cottageswriters-retreats/. Through Feb. 1 Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Auditions for A Piece of My Heart

Auditions February 4 & 5, 7pm for “A Piece of My Heart,” by Shirley Lauro. Arrive by 6:45pm. The story follows six women before, during and after they serve in Vietnam; it ends with each leaving a personal token at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC. Roles for at least 6 women, who play one main character, and many secondary characters. Also a role for one man, who plays many characters. All actors in their 20s to 60s will be considered for all roles. There is particular need for an African American woman, an Asian or Amer-Asian woman, and a woman who can sing and play guitar. Rehearsals March, April and May. Run dates May 16 – 18 and May 25. Auditions at USCB’s the Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Bring a non-returnable current photo or

headshot and a theatrical resume, if you have one. Acting experience not necessary. Cold readings or prepared monologues. Through Feb. 5. e.gail.w@ gmail.com.. /uscbcenterforthearts. com. Through Feb. 5

Casting Call: The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Wilmington Island Methodist Players community theater hosts open auditions for The Man Who Came to Dinner, the comedy by George Kaufman and Moss Hart.Seeking 15 men and 9 women ages 15-80. Auditions at the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road,Fri, Jan. 31, 7-9PM, Sat. Feb 1, 10AM-12 PM, and Sun. Feb 2, 2-4PM. Performances are Thursday, March 27th through Saturday, March 29th. Through Feb. 2. 912-657-0280. Through Feb. 2 Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. City of Savannah Art Competition for High School Students

Seeking art depicting City Squares and Parks. The City of Savannah seeks original student artwork depicting the beauty of historic Savannah squares and parks to display in a permanent exhibit in City Hall's third floor rotunda. Chatham County students 9th through 12th grade are eligible. Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014, 5 p.m. All artwork must be 11x17, horizontal or vertical orientation and unframed, with a protective sleeve or plastic sheet cover. Students may work in any media, but the final work must be two-dimensional and easily scanned and digitized. Each student can submit up to two pieces for consideration. An information sheet should be completed for each submission. Download the information sheet at savannahga.gov/ artcontest. Submissions will be digitized and posted online and the winners will be chosen by an online vote of Savannah’s citizens. Prizes for the winning students include art supplies, gift cards and special recognition at an exhibit opening and awards reception at City Hall. Deliver submissions to: City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives, City Hall, Room 103, 2 E. Bay Street Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Through Jan. 31. 912651-6411. Lspracher@savannahga.gov. savannahga.gov/artcontest. Through Jan. 31 City of Savannah TV Show Seeks Entries

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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. ongoing. savannahga.gov/engagesgtv. ongoing City seeks applications for Weave A Dream Initiative

Weave-A-Dream grant applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs must be completed before December 1, 2013. Application must be submitted at least eight weeks before the start date of the project. Project funding is available up to $3,500 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage programming or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. Particularly interested in proposals with a strong youth focus (under 21). All program disciplines including multi-disciplinary projects are encouraged. Applicants must be a non-profit 501-c-3 headquartered in the Savannah city limits. For more information see website. ongoing. 912-651-6417. cnorthcutt@savannahga.gov. savannahga.gov\arts). ongoing

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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 National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Accepting England Summer Residency Applications

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

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, in partnership with the Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford, is accepting applications for the American Air Museum Summer Residency Program. Application through the Museum is open to middle school and high school history teachers in South Carolina and Georgia. The American Air Museum Summer Residency Program, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, is a unique professional development opportunity run by IWM Duxford. It brings together teachers from the US and UK for two weeks to share ideas and practice while immersed in the setting of IWM Duxford’s historic World War II airfield. Participants will travel to Duxford and take part in exclusive tours and special lectures at the museum, with particular attention being paid to the air war and the importance of technology. During the program, participants create learning activities and materials to take back to their classrooms, where they must complete a class project the following year based on their experience. Participation in the Summer Residency is subsidized and the majority of expenses are included. Applicants should submit their résumé, a short statement (no more than a page) outlining their interest, and a letter of support from their principal or head of department, indicating that they have the school’s backing to participate and to carry out a follow-up project in school. Deadline for applications is January 30, 2014. See website or send an email for more information. Through Jan. 30. education@ mightyeighth.org. projects.americanairmuseum.com. Through Jan. 30

Music classes for homeschool students ages 8 - 18, and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. CoastalEmpireMusic.com. ongoing

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Fresh Exhibition Fellowship

Apply for a Fresh Exhibitions Fellowship. Recipients receive a three-week exhibition at Art Rise/Fresh Exhiitions Gallery during May, June, July or August. Includes free showcards, marketing support, First Friday Art March reception, opening reception, and a supplemental event (i.e. Artist Talk). Solo, group, and experimental exhibits encouraged to apply. Application deadline: February 28. $40.00 Submission Fee Through Feb. 28. (912) 376-9953. info@freshexhibitions.org. freshexhibitions.org/fellowship/. freshexhibitions. org. Through Feb. 28 Fresh Exhibitions, 2427 Desoto Ave. Gallery Seeks Local Artists

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Savannah Chatham County Schools Online Specialty Program Applications

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. Through Feb. 7. sccpss. com. Through 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. ongoing. 912921-7700. grants@savfoundation.org. ongoing 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. ongoing. wifarmersmarket. org. ongoing Classes, Camps & Workshops Art Classes at The Studio School

Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. See website, send email or call for details. 912484-6415. melindaborysevicz@gmail. com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Art Classes offered by City of Savannah

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. savannahga.gov/arts. Through Jan. 31

Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction

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

Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav..claystudio@ gmail.com. Boating Classes

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

This course focuses on strategies in active reading that pertain specifically to the SAT. While improving their vocabulary, students will learn to identify key words, recognize main ideas/themes, draw conclusions and make inferences. By improving these skills, students will enhance their ability to read critically for increased comprehension and be able to approach the SAT with confidence and the necessary tools for optimal results. Cost: $160 per person; $135 for groups of 3 or more Students will need to purchase The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd edition. Approximate cost $13 Mondays, 6 p.m.. (912) 6445967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Mondays, 6 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. 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. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. 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. islandchristian.org. Family Law Workshop

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

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Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. ongoing Figure Drawing Classes

Tuesdays 6-9pm and Wednesdays 9:3012:30am. $60/4-session package or $20 drop-in fee. At the Studio School. ongoing. 912-484-6415. melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. ongoing 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, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons

Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. ongoing Home Improvement Workshop: Installing Crown Molding

The first of Habitat ReStore Savannah's 2014's semi-monthly expert-led workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all experience levels. Step-by-step instruction for DIY types to learn home repair and home decorating projects. Free and open to the public. Sat., Feb. 1, 10 a.m. 912.655.3416. Sat., Feb. 1, 10 a.m Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Dr.

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. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha.com/NRC. html. ongoing Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Introduction to Oil Painting One-Day Class

Tybee Arts Association hosts three oneday introduction to oil painting classes 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. jeancauthen@yahoo.com. Through March 1 Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. Jazz Funk Dance

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

com. Sundays, 2:30 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Knitting & Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. ongoing. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav.com. ongoing 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.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio. com. 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. ongoing. 912-596-0889. kleossewingstudio.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912541-1337. sentientbean.com. ongoing The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Lyrical Fusion Dance

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

Achieve proficiency and confidence in basic Word functionality including: working with documents, text and page formatting, clip art, themes/styles, tables, templates, mail merge and bullet and numbered lists. You’ll also acquire sound knowledge of the Office Ribbon. $95 per person Tue., Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. (912) 644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Tue., Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. 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. ongoing. 912-358-0054. georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. ongoing Georgia Music

Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Music Lessons: Private or Group

Portman’s Music Academy offers private or group classes for ages 2 to 92, beginner to advanced level. All instruments. Also, voice lessons, music production technology and DJ lessons. Teaching staff of over 20 instructors with professional, well equipped studios and a safe, friendly waiting area for parents and siblings. ongoing. 912-3541500. portmansmusic.com. portmansmusic.com. ongoing Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, ddrums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, flute, woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. ongoing. 912-692-8055. smisavannah@gmail. com. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. ongoing PET PORTRAIT PAINTING WORKSHOP PAINT SAVANNAH

Award winning artist, Kaytee Esser, will cover the basics of pet portraiture using either oil or acrylic. Composition, color, underpainting, value, and paint application will be taught. Students will work from photos of their pets. LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate Saturday, 9am - 4pm 2/1/2014 Coastal Empire Trading Co. - 215 W. Liberty Street. $ 95 Sat., Feb. 1, 9 a.m. 912 713 4267. info@ paintsavannah.com. paintsavannah. com. Sat., Feb. 1, 9 a.m Paint Savannah, 215 West Liberty Street. Photography Classes

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

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

ongoing: 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 ongoing. 912 925 0055. email@colonialquilts.us. colo-


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

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7132718. ongoing Sewing Classes

Beginner in sewing? Starting your clothing business or clothing line? Learn to sew. Industry standard sew-

ing courses designed to meet your needs in the garment industry. Open schedule. Savannah Sewing Academy. 1917 Bull St. ongoing. 912-290-0072. savsew.com. ongoing

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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

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Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for improving vocal range and breathing capacity. A good foundation technique for different styles--opera, pop, rock, cabaret. Fridays 5:308:30pm. Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 W. State St., 3rd floor. ongoing. 786-247-9923. anitraoperadiva.com. ongoing Spanish Classes

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

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

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

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.

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio. com. Wednesdays, 7 p.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Yoga for Couples

A two hour class for prospective moms and their delivery partners. Learn labor and delivery stages and a "toolbox" of hands-on comfort measures from a labor doula, including breathing, massage, positioning, and pressure points. Bring and exercise ball. Quarterly, Saturdays 1pm-3pm at Savannah Yoga Center. Call or email to register. $100 per couple. ongoing. 912-704-7650. douladeliveries.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-9250903. theballetschoolsav.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost. com. ongoing

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. ongoing. savannahcblv.org. ongoing 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. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. ongoing Business Networking on the Islands

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thurs-

day each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. ongoing 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. ongoing. chathamsailing.org. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-233-1240. ongoing Energy Healers

Meets every Monday at 6pm. Mediation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call for info. ongoing. 912-695-2305. meetup.com/SavannahEnergyHealers. ongoing 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. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Mondays, 10:30 a.m Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Freedom Network

An international, leaderless network of individuals seeking more freedom in an unfree world, via non-political methods. Savannah meetings/discussions twice monthly, Thursdays, 8:30pm. Topics and meeting locations vary. No politics, no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. Email for next meeting day and location. ongoing. onebornfree@yahoo.com. ongoing Georgia Nature Photographers AssociationCoastal Chapter

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

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans

interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah.org. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-660-8257. ongoing 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. ongoing. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-898-4344. kymmccarty@hotmail. com. mops.org. ongoing Islands MOPS

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at First Baptist Church of the Islands, two Wednesdays a month, 9:15am-11:30am. ongoing. sites. google.com/site/islandsmops. fbcislands.com/. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-308-6768. ongoing Knittin’ Night

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

A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. ongoing Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. ongoing 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. 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. ongoing. 912-233-6014. ongoing Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.


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. ongoing. athenapluto@yahoo.com. ongoing 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 ongoing. 912-344-5127. ongoing New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St. Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

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

A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. ongoing Savannah Brewers' League

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912447-0943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing. com/. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-308-3208. alicevantrease@live. com. ongoing Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. charlesfund@gmail.com. panerabread. com/. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-748-7020. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-429-6918. savannahfencing@aol.com. ongoing

Savannah Go Green

Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912308-6768. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-353-7700. savannahjaycees.com. ongoing Savannah Kennel Club

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

Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events to help learn about Savannah and make new friends. ongoing. savannahnewcomersclub.com. ongoing Savannah No Kidding!

No Kidding. Join Savannah's only social club for people without children! No membership fees, meet great new friends, enjoy a wide variety of activities and events. savannahnokidding.angelfire.com/ or e-mail savannahnokidding@gmail.com ongoing. ongoing 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. ongoing. savannahphc@yahoo.com. savannahphc.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. (912) 598-9977. savannahquiltguild@comcast.net. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912655-0994. savannahsacredharp.com. ongoing Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Savannah SCA

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

a.m. savannahsca.org. ongoing, 11 a.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Savannah Story Games

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

Meets Thursdays from 7:30am-8:30am at the Mulberry Inn. ongoing. savannahsunriserotary.org. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-4846710. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing 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. ongoing. savannahwritersgroup. blogspot.com. ongoing Tertulia en espa単ol at Foxy Loxy

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

Join the volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets 4th Wednesday at 6pm at Barnes, 5320 Waters Ave. All ages welcome. Prior experience/boat ownership not required. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-598-7387. savannahaux. com. ongoing

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

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

Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@comcast.net. ongoing Conferences ICD-10-CM Coding and Documentation for

Gynecologic Services

Whether you like it or not, ICD-10-CM will become active on October 1, 2014, which will change everything. $197 Tue., Feb. 4, 10 a.m. 866-458-2965. steven.martin1@gmx.com. Tue., Feb. 4, 10 a.m Online, 2222 Sedwick Drive. Savannah Classical Academy Open House

Information about Savannah Classical Academy and the 2014-2015 School Year. The school provides an environment that fosters academic excellence through the habits of thoroughness, the willingness to work, and the perseverance to complete difficult tasks, plus a defined traditional, Classical-Liberal curriculum. Lottery registration is due by 5:00pm February 7th. Free and open to the public Wed., Jan. 29, 6-7:30 p.m. (912) 395-4040. Wed., Jan. 29, 6-7:30 p.m Savannah Classical Academy, 402 Market Street. 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. ongoing. 912-2348745. ongoing Adult Intermediate Ballet

Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. ongoing. 912-9212190. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-925-7416. savh_tango@yahoo.com. ongoing Ballroom/Latin Group Class

Every Tuesday and Wednesday we will be having group classes at 8pm! Tuesdays classes will focus on FUNdamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday's classes will be more specific and advanced elements. Each class will have specific themes, so stay tuned for details. $15/person and $25/ couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 912-3353335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Beginners Belly Dance Classes Wednesdays, 8 p.m Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. cairoonthecoast.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-414-1091. info@cybelle3. com. cybelle3.com. ongoing continues on p.46

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Beginning Pole Fitness

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

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

All levels and styles of bellydance welcome. Classes are every Monday from 5:30-6:30pm. $15/lesson. Drop-ins welcome or call Carrie @(912)704-2940 for more info. happenstancebellydance@ gmail.com happenstancebellydance. wordpress.com $15/lesson ongoing, 5:30 p.m. (912) 704-2940. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. ongoing, 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. ongoing. 912-748-0731. ongoing Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Dance for Peace

A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. xavris21@yahoo.com. Sundays, 3 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Dance Party

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

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

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912748-0731. ongoing

Savannah Shag Club

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. ongoing. 912-704-2052. prideofirelandga@ gmail.com. ongoing

Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing

Irish Dance Classes

Kids/Youth Dance Class

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

Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-272-8329. ongoing Modern Dance Class

Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-398-4776. fitnessbodybalance.com. ongoing 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

Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. ongoing Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. ongoing Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Zumba & Zumba Toning with Anne

Ditch the workout & join the party. All levels welcome. Wednesdays, 6:30 PM 7:30PM. Lake Mayer Community Center 1850 East Montgomery Crossroads $5 class - discount cards available Bring a friend & it's free for you! ongoing. 912596-1952. ongoing Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Events Critical Mass Savannah

Join Savannah's bicycle community for a free ride to raise awareness for bike rights. Last Friday of every month, 6 p.m. Last Friday of every month, 6 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker 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, 9am1pm. Sustainable meats, organic produce, local dairy. ongoing. revivalfoods. com. greentruckpub.com. ongoing 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 available. No reservations needed for 10:30am, 1:30pm and 2pm. Other times by appointment. Call for info. ongoing. 912-525-5023. lucastheatre.com. ongoing Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Karaoke

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. tondees.com/. Sundays, 10 p.m. and Wednesdays, 9 p.m Tondee's Tavern, 7 East Bay Street.

A Moveable Feast Lecture: A ghost in his supposedly safe old house: Uncanny Homes in American Fiction

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. ongoing. salsasavannah.com. ongoing

Laura Barrett, Professor of English and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Armstrong, lectures as part of this monthly lecture series sponsored by Armstrong. Free and open to the public Thu., Jan. 30, 6 p.m. armstrong.edu. Thu., Jan. 30, 6 p.m Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.

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

Deadline: December 15, 2014. Artists're welcome to submit up to 3 images of NeoPopRealist work as .JPEG files

Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

Savannah Dance Club

NeoPopRealist Art Contest Dedicated ti its 25-Year Anniversary

300dpi with brief info about self & work's medium, email: neopoprealismPRESS@mail.com. Winners 'll be announced Dec. 31, 2014. Grand prize for the 1st place is signed original drawing by NeoPopRealism creator Nadia Russ. S2nd place winner'll receive signed print of the same work. See the Grand Prize at www.neopoprealism. org Free Through Dec. 15. neopoprealismpress@mail.com. Through Dec. 15 Online only, none. 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 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. ongoing 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ Pantry

A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. ongoing YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Potable Gold: Savannah's Madeira Tradition

Tour behind the scenes of the Davenport House while learning about the long and rich tradition of Madeira (wine) as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they will participate in a Madeira party. Includes two Madeira samples. On 2/14, tour is at 7:30pm. $20 (must be 21 years of age) Sat., Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m. 912-236-8097. jcredle@ davenporthousemuseum.org. davenporthousemuseum.org. Sat., Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m Davenport House, 324 East State St. PULSE: Day 1

Telfair Museums’ PULSE Art + Technology Festival is a free, five-day celebration inviting the public to participate in amazing interactive art experiences and hands-on workshops. 6 pm – Lecutre by Cuppetelli and Mendoza, with Gabe Barcia-Colombo via skype. Followed by a reception, includes light appetizers and cash bar for beer and wine. 7 pm – Opening Reception 6-8 pm – “impulse and Response” Audiovisual performance by Matthew Akers $0 Wed., Jan. 29, 10 a.m. telfair.org/ jepson/. Wed., Jan. 29, 10 a.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Savannah Arts Academy Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show: Forces of Nature

Student designers will feature “trash” that has been creatively transformed into more than 70 pieces of uniquely constructed wearable art and avantgarde fashion, inspired by the theme of “Forces of Nature.” $20 Saturday night (includes after-party). $15 Friday night, Saturday matinee. Fri., Jan. 31, 7 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 1, 2:30 & 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 31, 7 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 1, 2:30 & 7 p.m Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. Savannah Law School to Host Prospective Student Open House


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. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Wednesdays, 6 p.m Tubby's Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. 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. ongoing. savannahsca.org. ongoing Festivals A Beautiful Prayer: The Savannah Debut of A Prayer Journal by Flannery O'Connor

One of the first events of the 2014 Georgia History Festival! Join us as Dr. W.A. Sessions brings to life the private prayer journal of Flannery O’Connor, featured historical figure for the 2014 Georgia History Festival. This deeply moving spiritual journal, only recently discovered among her papers, brings to life an aspect of one of America’s greatest literary figures. Free and open to the public Tue., Feb. 4, 6 p.m. 912.232.4903. PMeagher@georgiahistory.com. georgiahistory.com. savannahcathedral.org/. Tue., Feb. 4, 6 p.m Cathedral of St John the Baptist, 222. East Harris St.

PULSE! Art + Technology Festival: Lecture and Projections by Rafael Rozendaal

Free and open to the public Thu., Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m. telfair.org. telfair.org/ jepson/. Thu., Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

PULSE! Art + Technology Festival: Gallery Tour with curator Harry DeLorme

Free and open to the public. Sun., Feb. 2, noon. telfair.org. telfair.org/jepson/. Sun., Feb. 2, noon Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

PULSE! Art + Technology Festival: imPulse and Response

Audiovisual performance by Matthew Akers, in the Eckberg Atrium. Free and open to the public Wed., Jan. 29, 6-8 p.m. telfair.org. telfair.org/jepson/. Wed., Jan. 29, 6-8 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PULSE! Art + Technology Festival: KidSyc and the Nekstup Team Present the Fewchurr

Free and open to the public. Sat., Feb. 1, 6 p.m. telfair.org. telfair.org/jepson/. Sat., Feb. 1, 6 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

PULSE! Art + Technology Festival: Medeology TV: SUPER

Offsite program by Medeology Collective. Free and open to the public. Sun., Feb. 2, 1-4 p.m. telfair.org. indigoskycommunitygallery.com. Sun., Feb. 2, 1-4 p.m Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. PULSE! Art + Technology Festival: Opening Lecture

PULSE opening lecture by Cuppetelli and Mendoza, with Gabe Barcia-Colombo via Skype. Reception follows. Wed., Jan. 29, 6 p.m. telfair.org. telfair.org/ jepson/. Wed., Jan. 29, 6 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

PULSE! Art + Technology Festival: Performance by Adam Matta

Free and open to the public. Fri., Jan. 31, 6 p.m. telfair.org. telfair.org/jepson/. Fri., Jan. 31, 6 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

PULSE! Art + Technology Festival: Performance by Chalaxy

Psychedelic alternative rock from Nashville. Free and open to the public Thu., Jan. 30, 7 p.m. telfair.org. telfair. org/jepson/. Thu., Jan. 30, 7 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

PULSE! Art + Technology Festival: Performance by Medeology Collective

Free and open to the public. Fri., Jan. 31, 6-8 p.m. telfair.org. telfair.org/ jepson/. Fri., Jan. 31, 6-8 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

PULSE! Art + Technology Festival: Student Panel

Featuring PULSE! artists Cuppetelli and Mendoza, Rafael Rozendaal. Free and open to the public Thu., Jan. 30, 11 a.m. telfair.org. telfair.org/jepson/. Thu., Jan. 30, 11 a.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PULSE! Art + Technology Festival:Student Panel featuring PULSE! Artists

Free and open to the public. Fri., Jan. 31, 11 a.m. telfair.org. telfair.org/ jepson/. Fri., Jan. 31, 11 a.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

PULSE! Student Workshop: Make Your Own GIF

With artist Erin McNeil. Please preregister. Free and open to the public Sat., Feb. 1, 10 a.m. telfair.org. telfair. org/jepson/. Sat., Feb. 1, 10 a.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PULSE: Day 2

Telfair Museums’ PULSE Art + Technology Festival is a free, five-day celebration inviting the public to participate in amazing interactive art experiences and hands-on workshops. 11 am – Student panel featuring artists Cuppetelli and Mendoza, Rafaël Rozendaal 6 pm – PULSE lecture by Rafaël Rozendaal 6-8 pm – Projections by Rafaël Rozendaal 7 pm – Performance by Chalaxy, Psychedlic Alternative Rock from Nashville! $0 Thu., Jan. 30, 10 a.m. telfair.org/jepson/. Thu., Jan. 30, 10 a.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

and hands-on workshops. 11 am – Student panel featuring PULSE artists 6 pm – Performance by Adam Matta 6-8 pm – Performance by the Medeology Collective $0 Fri., Jan. 31, 10 a.m. telfair.org/jepson/. Fri., Jan. 31, 10 a.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PULSE: Day 4

Telfair Museums’ PULSE Art + Technology Festival is a free, five-day celebration inviting the public to participate in amazing interactive art experiences and hands-on workshops. 10 am – Student Workshop: “Make your own GIF” with artist Erin McNeil. Reservations are required for workshops, plese call 912.790.8827. 1-4 pm – Free Family Day: 3 pm performance by Invisible 6 pm – Performance by KidSyc and the Nekstup Team Present the Fewchurr 6-8 pm – Bring Your Own Beamer, 10 artists and local students will light up the Jepson Center with video and projection art. $0 Sat., Feb. 1, 10 a.m. telfair.org/jepson/. Sat., Feb. 1, 10 a.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PULSE: Day 5

Telfair Museums’ PULSE Art + Technology Festival is a free, five-day celebration inviting the public to participate in interactive art experiences and handson workshops. PULSE includes a family day brimming with activities, artists’ demonstrations and performances. 12 pm – PULSE gallery tour with curator Harry DeLorme 1-4 pm – Medeology TV: SUPER: Offsite program by Medeology Collective at Indigo Sky Community Gallery $0 Sun., Feb. 2, noon. telfair. org/jepson/. Sun., Feb. 2, noon Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Savannah Black Heritage Festival: A Conversation with Pearl Cleage and Waverly Lucas

Playwright Cleage and choreographer Lucas discuss Influences of 'The Great Migration' Westward and Nicodemus, KS Upon 'Flyin West' the Play and 'Flyin West' the Ballet. Part of the Festival's W.W. Law Lecture Series. Cleage will sign books following the discussion. Free and open to the public. Mon., Feb. 3, 7 p.m. savannahblackheritagefesti-

val.com. Mon., Feb. 3, 7 p.m First Congregational Church, 421 Habersham St. Savannah Black Heritage Festival: Flyin' West: The Ballet

A ballet by choreographer Waverly Lucas depicting the late 19th century Great Migration by freed slaves and free persons of color to Nicodemus, Kansas, an all-Black town established during Reconstruction. Part of the Festival's W. W. Law Lecture Series. Free to attend. Acquire free tickets at Civic Center Box Office & Lester's Florist. Tue., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. savannahblackheritagefestival.com. savannahcivic.com. Tue., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Savannah Jewish Film Festival

1/19/14, Sunday Nono, The Zig Zag Kid:, 1:00 pm The Attack: 7:30 pm, Opening Reception, 7:00 pm 1/23/14 Thursday Life in Stills: 1:30 pm Wherever You Go /Dove’s Cry: 7:00 pm 1/25/14 Saturday Putzel: 8:00 pm, Dessert Reception 7:30 pm 1/26/14 Sunday, From Silence to Recognition: Confronting Discrimination in Emory’s Dental School History:, 7:00 pm 1/28/14 Tuesday Women Unchained /Aya: 7:00 pm 1/30/14 Thursday Broadway Musicals – A Jewish Legacy: 1:30 pm Fill the Void: 7:00 pm 2/1/14 Saturday AKA Doc Pomus: 8:00 pm Full Fest Pass $85 General Public, $65 JEA Member Individual tix: $10 General Public, $8 JEA Member Thu., Jan. 30, 1:30 & 7 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 1, 8 p.m. 912-355-8111. programming@savj.org. savannahjea.org. Thu., Jan. 30, 1:30 & 7 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 1, 8 p.m Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Special Screenings Film: The Great Beauty (Italy, 2013)

CinemaSavannah screens this Paolo Sorrentino Golden Globe winner. European Film Awards for Best Film, Direction, Editing, and Best Actor. In Italian, with English subtitles. $8 Fri., Jan. 31, 5 & 8 p.m. musesavannah. org. musesavannah.org/. Fri., Jan. 31, 5 & 8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd.

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Telfair Museums’ PULSE Art + Technology Festival is a free, five-day celebration inviting the public to participate in amazing interactive art experiences

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Savannah Law School will host a prospective student open house Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the law school, located at 516 Drayton St. Savannah, GA 31401. The event is open to the public and begins at 10 a.m. Free Sat., Feb. 1, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. 912-525-3913. savannahlawschool.org. Sat., Feb. 1, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m Savannah Law School, 516 Drayton Street.

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Film: The Sting

In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.Starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman. $8 Sat., Feb. 1, 7 p.m. www2.scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Sat., Feb. 1, 7 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Mystery Screening: Psychotronic Film Society Birthday Tribute to Actor Scott Glenn

A "freaky horror gem" starring actor Scott Glenn, in honor of his 73rd birthday. Title of the film will be revealed at the screening. For mature viewers. $7 Wed., Jan. 29, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. sentientbean.com. Wed., Jan. 29, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Savannah Jewish Film Festival: Fill the Void

Living within the ultra-orthodox Hasidic community of Tel Aviv, eighteen-yearold Shira (Hada Yaron) is the youngest daughter of the family and is about to be married off to a very promising young man of the same age, when her twenty-eight-year-old sister dies during childbirth, leaving her husband to care for the child and postponing Shira's promised match. The 2012 Venice Film Festival winner for Best Actress (Yaron), and is the Israeli entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards. Optional Dinner 6:00 pm $10 Gen. Adm. $8 JEA members Thu., Jan. 30, 7 p.m. programming@ savj.org. savannahjea.org. Thu., Jan. 30, 7 p.m Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah Jewish Film Festival: AKA Doc Pomus

A documentary about Jerome Felder, aka Doc Pomus, an unlikely rock & roll star. Paralyzed with polio as a child and brought up in a typical New York Jewish household, he reinvented himself first as a blues singer then as one of the most prolific songwriters of all time. With hits like, Save the Last Dance for Me, This Magic Moment, A Teenager in Love, Viva Las Vegas, Doc left a lasting impression on the early rock and roll era. Amy Linton, editor and associate producer of the film, will lead a Q & A after the screening. Optional Dessert Reception 7:30 pm $10 Gen. Adm. $8 JEA members Sat., Feb. 1, 8 p.m. programming@savj.org. savannahjea.org. Sat., Feb. 1, 8 p.m Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah Jewish Film Festival: Broadway Musicals – A Jewish Legacy

Explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. Features the work of some of the nation’s pre-eminent creators of musical theatre including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim. Optional Lunch 12:30 pm $10 Gen. Adm. $8 JEA members Thu., Jan. 30, 1:30 p.m. programming@savj. org. savannahjea.org. Thu., Jan. 30,

| Submit your event online at connectsavannah.com 1:30 p.m Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Fitness $5 Community Yoga Classes

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

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

An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. the message of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope for friends/family of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. savannahalanon.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing 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 8pm9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga. com. ongoing 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. ongoing. bohemianbeats.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. ongoing Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Critz Tybee Run Fest: Basil's Kiddie Run

Kicking off the Run Fest Weekend. Starting and ending at the lighthouse, a short loop (between 1/8 mile to 1/4 mile) for the children to run. Free. Registration required. Fri., Jan. 31, 6 p.m. critztybeerun.com/schedule. tybeelighthouse.org/. Fri., Jan. 31, 6 p.m Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave.

Critz Tybee Run Fest: North Beach Bar and Grill 5K

Starting and Ending at the Lighthouse. Immediately following the 5K, stick around for stew, drinks, and entertainment provided by City Hotel. $35 until Jan. 28. $40 after Jan. 28. Fri., Jan. 31, 6:15 p.m. critztybeerun.com/schedule. tybeelighthouse.org/. Fri., Jan. 31, 6:15 p.m Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave.

Fitness Classes at the JEA

Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-355-8811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. ongoing 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. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. ongoing Dude's Day at Savannah Climbing Coop

Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park

Race from 15th Street around the corner from the Breakfast Club, finishing on Tybrisa (16th) Street. $40 until Jan. 27. $45 after Jan. 27. Sat., Feb. 1, 7 a.m. critztybeerun.com/schedule. Sat., Feb. 1, 7 a.m Tybee Island, Tybee Island.

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. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. ongoing Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.

Starting on 15th Street around the corner from the Breakfast Club and finishing on Tybrisa (16th) Street. $60 until Jan 27. $65 after Jan. 27. Sat., Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m. critztybeerun.com/ schedule. Sat., Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m Tybee Island, Tybee Island.

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. ongoing. 912-4414891. customfitcenter.com. ongoing

Critz Tybee Run Fest: Sundae Cafe 10K

Critz Tybee Run Fest: Half Marathon

Critz Tybee Run Fest: YMCA 1 Mile

Starting on 15th Street around the corner from the Breakfast Club, and finishing on Tybrisa (16th) Street. $25 through Jan. 27. $30 after Jan. 27. Sat., Feb. 1, 1 p.m. critztybeerun.com/schedule. Sat., Feb. 1, 1 p.m Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Critz Tybee Run Fest: Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run

A run in the sand, starting at the Pier, and finishing on Tybrisa (16th) Street. $30 until Jan. 27. $35 after Jan. 27. Sat., Feb. 1, noon. critztybeerun.com/ schedule. parks.chathamcounty.org/ Parks/BoatRampsandFishingPiers/TybeeIslandFishingPierandPavilion.aspx. Sat., Feb. 1, noon Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St. 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. critztybeerun.com/registration. Through Jan. 29

Israeli Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes

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. ongoing. 912429-9241. ongoing Mommy and Baby Yoga

Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga. com/. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-2380018. savannahpilates.com. pilatessavannah.com/. ongoing Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info.


PULSE! Art + Technology Festival: Bring Your Own Beamer

Ten artists and local students light up the Jepson with video and projection art. Free and open to the public Sat., Feb. 1, 6-8 p.m. telfair.org. telfair.org/jepson/. Sat., Feb. 1, 6-8 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York 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 ongoing. qigongtim.com/. ongoing 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 ongoing. ongoing 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, 912-7565865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. ongoing Ladies Day at Savannah Climbing Coop

Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. savystrider.com. ongoing Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park

Tuesdays, 9am-10am. $10. North End of Forsyth Park. Email for info. ongoing. relaxsavannah@gmail.com. ongoing 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 ongoing. 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

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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. ongoing. 912-604-9890. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-349-4902. ongoing Food Events

Ongoing

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Daily store tour, honey tasting, and body care. FREE Come to the WILMINGTON ISLAND store and see the bees behind our observation hive glass. FREE Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. 912-234-0688. tildsley@savannahbee.com. MondaysFridays, 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. ongoing. 912-236-7423. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork.org. ongoing Gay AA Meeting

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1 On the ___ (like a fugitive) 4 Satisfied sounds 8 Slow, sad song 13 Historical period 14 Rorschach test pattern 15 Bakery chain 16 Foil material 17 ___-Honey (chewy candy) 18 First half of a Beatles song title 19 Completely disheveled 22 401(k) relatives 23 Patron saint of sailors 24 8 1/2” x 11” size, briefly 25 Cambridge campus 26 Post-game complaint 31 Subscription charge 34 President Cleveland 36 100 percent 37 Planking, e.g. 38 Chicken ___ king 39 Abbr. on a tow truck 40 The Grim ___ 42 In an even manner 44 Inseparable friends on “Community” 47 Actress Saldana of “Avatar” 48 ___ Maria (coffee-flavored liqueur) 49 East, in Ecuador 53 Liven (up) 54 2013 Eminem hit featuring Rihanna (and inspiration for this puzzle’s theme) 57 Lowers (oneself) 59 After-bath attire 60 “I’m down to my last card!” game 61 Tarnish 62 Be positive about 63 What three examples of 54-Across are hidden under 64 Sports star’s rep 65 “Don’t change!” to a printer 66 Sault ___ Marie, Mich.

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1 Leave alone 2 “The Little Mermaid” title character 3 Coated piece of candy 4 “Dancing Queen” group 5 Sacha Baron Cohen alter ego 6 Stuck fabric together, in some craft projects 7 Eric of “Pulp Fiction” 8 “Lost” actor Daniel ___ Kim 9 Left hanging 10 Bringing back, as computer memory 11 Bunch 12 Where buds hang out? 15 Prof ’s degree 20 “That was a catty remark!” 21 Make a mistake 27 “Wow, that’s ___ up, man...” 28 ___ smile (grin) 29 Lewd looker 30 Shout heard over the applause 31 Egypt and Syria, from 1958-61 32 Loathsome person 33 Give all the details 35 2004 Jamie Foxx biopic 38 Concert site in “Gimme Shelter” 41 Looks through a keyhole 43 Peeping pair 45 Degree in mathematics? 46 Country music star ___ Bentley 50 Paycheck pieces 51 Basic principle 52 Carve a canyon 53 Bearded Smurf 54 Airport org. 55 Reed instrument 56 Little salamander 58 Talking Tolkien tree

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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. ongoing. 912-2887863. heather@savpride.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-657-1966. info@ standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth.org. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-352-2611. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa. com. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-344-3333. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/ Maps/index.html. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-3503438. bariatrics.memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Free Hearing and Speech Screening

Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.

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Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept.

Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-443-9409. ongoing St. Joseph's/Candler--St. Mary's Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Assistance

Enroll in the new health care plan between Oct. 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. Free, in-person guidance and counseling for enrolling in the new health plan can be done by appointment at: Curtis V. Cooper Health Clinic, 912527-1115; and J.C. Lewis Health Clinic, 912-721-6726. Or general information at CVS, Kroger, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, or Walmart pharmacies. Through March 31. 912-651-7730. chathamcountysafetynet.org. 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. ongoing. 912-704-7650. carroll362@ bellsouth.net. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis. com. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-897-9544. lllusa.org/web/ savannahga.html. ongoing Living Smart Fitness Club

An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:307:00 Zumba at St. Joseph's Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-4476605. ongoing Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-264-7154. ongoing

Savannah CPR Initiative

An initiative by the City of Savannah to train 6,000 Savannahians in CPR by year's end. The City will train 1,000 Savannahians in CPR this year. Each of these trainees will in turn pledge to train at least five other individuals, bringing to 6,000 the total number of Savannahians trained in CPR. The hope is that "Savannah's 6,000" will vastly improve our community's ability to respond to sudden cardiac emergencies, doubling our survival rate for witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Call for info. ongoing. 912-651-6410. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-8975984. irishdancsav@aol.com. ongoing Mommy & Me Yoga

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

SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. ongoing 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. 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: www.jewelconservatory.com $90-$115 Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5 p.m.. 706-589-2267. jewelconservatorytheatre@gmail.com. jewelconservatory. com. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5 p.m. The

Jewel Conservatory Theatre, 6014 Hwy 21. Concerts 13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing)

“If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-3449768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. ongoing Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. Chamber Music: Baroque Hour

The fourth concert in Savannah Philharmonic's chamber music series. see website savannahphilharmonic.org. telfair.org. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. 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. Music: Town Mountain

Bluegrass superstars tour with their new album, Leave The Bottle, winner of 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) “Band of the Year” and lead singer Robert Greer for “Vocalist of the Year” awards. $20 912-748-1930. randywoodguitars.com. Randy Wood's Concert Hall (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80. Piano Lessons

Give the gift of music. Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. Adults & children welcome. All levels. Call Renee Miles, 912-312-3977. GA Music Warehouse. ongoing. georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. ongoing Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Savannah Philharmonic: Scenes de la Vie de Boheme

An unstaged version of Puccini's opera, produced in collaborations with the VOICExperience. Pre-Concert Talk Series presented by Savannah Friends of Music. see website savannahphilharmonic.org. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Velvet Caravan CD Release Show

Part of the Trinity United Concert Series. After-party at B Matthews. Proceeds from the concert series support the preservation and restoration of the historic church buildings as well as the continued support of music and arts in the Savannah community. $10- Free to our Kickstarter backers trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Nature and Environment Dolphin Project

Dolphin Project's Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. ongoing Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Oppor-


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. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x126. dwproperty@aol. com. fundingfactory.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-3951500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wilderness-southeast. org. ongoing 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. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin.com. ongoing TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. Operation New Hope

Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at www.humansocietvsav.org, and www.chathamsheriff.org. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. chathamsheriff. org. humanesocietysav.org/. ongoing Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr.

of fiction, including his first children's book, the recently released The Seventh Mirror, Kay is a 2009 recipient of the Governor's Award in the Humanities, and a 2006 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Three of his novels have been produced as Hallmark Hall of Fame movies -To Dance with the White Dog, The Runaway and The Valley of Light. Kay will sign copies of his books. This is a signing-only event. Free to attend. Books available for purchase. books@thebookladybookstore.com. thebookladybookstore.com. thebookladybookstore.com/. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St.

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

Meets last Sunday of the month, 4pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-447-6605. sjchs.org/body.cfm?id=399. ongoing African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Lecture: Nikki Giovanni

Writer/poet, activist, commentator and educator who was named one of Oprah Winfrey's 25 Living Legends, will read recent works and speak on "Writing and Empowerment." This is the keynote address for Savannah State's The Write Attitude/QEP Week celebration. Held in the Student Union ballroom. Free and open to the public. savannahstate.edu/. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College 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. savannahbookfestival.org/ 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. ongoing. 912-232-5488. liveoakpl.org/. ongoing Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 East Bay St.

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Religious & Spiritual Art of Peaceful Living

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

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

jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia. ongoing A Buddhist Meditation Center

Welcoming all lineages and spiritual traditions. Newcomers to meditation welcome. Daily meditation, study groups and classes. Sunday includes a talk given by resident priest on Buddhist philosophy and how it relates to daily life. The center is available for individual and group retreats, weddings and funerals. Visit Savannahzencenter. com for schedule and see us on Facebook. Soto Zen lineage, resident Priest Un Shin Cindy Beach Sensei. 912-4277265 ongoing. ongoing The Savannah Zen Center, 111 E. 34th St. 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. ongoing. familylife@diosav.org. diosav. org/familylife-singles. ongoing Christmas Psychic Reading Madness Sale

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ARIES

(March 21-April 19) On my fifteenth birthday, I finally figured out that eating dairy products was the cause of my chronic respiratory problems. From that day forward, I avoided foods made from cow’s milk. My health improved. I kept up this regimen for years. But a month ago, I decided to see if my long-standing taboo still made sense. Just for the fun of it, I gave myself permission to gorge on a tub of organic vanilla yogurt. To my shock, there was no hell to pay. I was free of snot. In the last few weeks, I have feasted regularly on all the creamy goodies I’ve been missing. I bring this up, Aries, because I suspect an equally momentous shift is possible for you. Some taboo you have honored for a long time, some rule you have obeyed as if it were an axiom, is ripe to be broken.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20) Psychologist Daniel Kahneman, who won a Nobel Prize in Economics, says that consulting experts may be useless. In his study of Wall Street traders, he found their advice was no better than information obtained by a chimpanzee flipping a coin. Meanwhile, psychologist Philip Tetlock did a 20-year study with similar results. He found that predictions made by political and financial professionals are inferior to wild guesses. So does this mean you should never trust any experts? No. But it’s important to approach them with extra skepticism right now. The time has come for you to upgrade your trust in your own intuition.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20) I’m a big fan of logic and reason, and I urge you to be, too. Using your rational mind to understand your experience is a very good thing. The less stock you put in superstitious head trips and fearbased beliefs, the smarter you will be. Having said that, I recommend that you also make playful use of your creative imagination. Relish the comically magical elements of your mysterious fate. Pay attention to your dreams, and indulge in the pleasure of wild fantasies, and see yourself as a mythic hero in life’s divine drama. Moral of the story: Both the rational and the fantastical approaches are essential to your health. (P.S. But the

fantastical needs extra exercise in the coming weeks.)

CANCER

(June 21-July 22) Sorry, Cancerian, you won’t be able to transform lead into gold anytime soon. You won’t suddenly acquire the wizardly power to heal the sick minds of racists and homophobes and misogynists. Nor will you be able to cast an effective love spell on a sexy someone who has always resisted your charms. That’s the bad news. The good news is this: If you focus on performing less spectacular magic, you could accomplish minor miracles. For example, you might diminish an adversary’s ability to disturb you. You could welcome into your life a source of love you have ignored or underestimated. And you may be able to discover a secret you hid from yourself a long time ago.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22) *Cosmopolitan* magazine is famous for offering tips on how to spice up one’s sex life. Here’s an example: “Take a few of your favorite erotically appealing flavor combinations, like peanut butter and honey or whipped cream and chocolate sauce, and mix up yummy treats all over your lover’s body.” That sounds crazy to me, and not in a good way. In any case, I recommend that you don’t follow advice like that, especially in the coming days. It’s true that on some occasions, silliness and messiness have a role to play in building intimacy. But they aren’t advisable right now. For best results, be smooth and polished and dashing and deft. Togetherness will thrive on elegant experiments and graceful risks.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You are not as broken as you may think you are. Your wounds aren’t as debilitating as you have imagined. And life will prove it to you this week. Or rather, let me put it this way: Life will *attempt* to prove it to you -- and not just in some mild, half-hearted way, either. The evidence it offers will be robust and unimpeachable. But here’s my question, Virgo: Will you be so attached to your pain that you refuse to even see, let alone explore, the dramatic proof you

are offered? I hope not!

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Kenneth Rexroth wrote a poem called “A Sword in a Cloud of Light.” I want to borrow that image. According to my astrological analysis and poetic intuition, you will generate the exact power you need in the coming weeks by imprinting your imagination with a vision of a sword in a cloud of light. I don’t want to get too intellectual about the reasons why, but I will say this: The cloud of light represents your noble purpose or your sacred aspiration. The sword is a metaphor to symbolize the new ferocity you will invoke as you implement the next step of your noble purpose or sacred aspiration.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Every autumn, the bird species known as the Clark’s Nutcracker prepares for its winter food needs by burying 30,000 pine nuts in 5,000 places over a 15-squaremile area. The amazing thing is that it remembers where almost all of them are. Your memory isn’t as prodigious as that, but it’s far better than you realize. And I hope you will use it to the hilt in the coming days. Your upcoming decisions will be highly effective if you draw on the wisdom gained from past events -- especially those events that foreshadowed the transition you will soon be going through.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Can you imagine what it would be like to live without any hiding and pretending? How would you feel if you could relax into total honesty? What if you were free to say exactly what you mean, unburdened by the fear that telling the truth might lead to awkward complications? Such a pure and exalted condition is impossible for anyone to accomplish, of course. But you have a shot at accomplishing the next best thing in the coming week. For best results, don’t try to be perfectly candid and utterly uninhibited. Aim for 75 percent.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It’s a favorable time to gather up resources and amass bounty and solicit help and collect lots of inside information. I won’t call

you greedy if you focus on getting exactly what you need in order to feel comfortable and strong. In fact, I think it’s fine if you store up far more than what you can immediately use -- because right now is also a favorable time to prepare for future adventures when you will want to call on extraordinary levels of resources, bounty, help, and inside information.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Extravagant wigs became fashionable for a while in 18th-century England. They could soar as high as four feet above a woman’s head. Collections of fruit might be arrayed in the mass of hair, along with small replicas of gardens, taxidermically stuffed birds, and model ships. I would love to see you wear something like that in the coming week. But if this seems too extreme, here’s a second-best option: Make your face and head and hair as sexy as possible. Use your alluring gaze and confident bearing to attract more of the attention and resources you need. You have a poetic license to be shinier and more charismatic than usual.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20) One of your anti-role models in the coming weeks is the character that Piscean diva Rihanna portrays when she sings in Eminem’s tune “Love the Way You Lie.” Study the following lyrics, mouthed by Rihanna, and make sure that in every way you can imagine, on psychological, spiritual, and interpersonal levels, you embody the exact opposite of the attitude they express: “You’re just gonna stand there and watch me burn / But that’s all right because I like the way it hurts / You’re just gonna stand there and hear me cry / But that’s all right, because I love the way you lie.” To reiterate, Pisces, avoid all situations that would tempt you to feel and act like that.

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. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. ongoing A New Church in the City, For the City

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

A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-3088286. savbranart@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. ongoing 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 ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. ongoing, 7 p.m Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Service of Compline

A chanted service by candlelight held every Sunday night at 9pm. "Say goodnight to God." Presented by Christ Church Anglican. ongoing. ongoing 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." ongoing. ongoing 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.


Theology on Tap

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

Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-234-0980. admin@uusavannah. org. uusavannah.org. uusavannah.org. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah. org. unityofsavannah.org/. ongoing Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Sports & Games 2014 Critz Tybee Run Fest

You can do 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 events whichever you choose. If you participate in all 5 events, the distances add up to 26.2 miles - a full marathon. We are very excited about bringing this event to you and hope you will be excited about taking on the challenge! Depends on Registration Date cornelia@cscpconsult.com. critztybeerun.com. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. 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. ongoing. 912220-3474. savadultrec.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. savannahderby.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-3039442. ongoing Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H.

side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/pick-up/. ongoing Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

USMNT (Soccer) American Outlaws Chapter

USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912-398-4014. bdburgers.net. ongoing B & D Burgers (Congress St.), 912-2388315. 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. ongoing. 912-598-9860. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa. com. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. ongoing Amputee Support Group

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

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

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

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

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info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-3039442. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-355-7633. ongoing Citizens With Retarded Citizens, 1211 Eisenhower Drive. Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Assoc.

Meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the lives of polio survivors. Call or see website for info. Polio survivors and guests are invited. Free and open to the public. ongoing. 912-927-8332. coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-596-0852. emptycradle_savannah@hotmail.com. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. ongoing Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Eating Disorders Anonymous

Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo.com. ongoing Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St.

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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: 912412-6675 or 912-414-3827. ongoing. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-303-9442. HospiceSavannah.org/ GriefSupport. ongoing Heartbeats for Life

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

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

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

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. ongoing. 912819-2224. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-819-6743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. ongoing 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. ongoing. 912-748-4730. ongoing

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