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Some Like It Green Your iconic guide to St. Patrick's Day revelry Coverage begins on page 14


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Film: This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse (1967, Brazil)

2014 Women In The Arts Symposium

Psychotronic Film Society presents a 78th birthday tribute to cult horror icon Coffin Joe, a Brazilian film villain. In Portuguese with English Subtitles. For mature viewers. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7 sentientbean.com

Form’s Wine & Cheese Wednesday

Presentations in each discipline at various times in the Armstrong Student Union Savannah Ballroom and Ogeechee Theater. 10 a.m.-5 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public. 912-344-2801

Bryan County Bark Park Yappy Hour Fundraiser

The Bark Park’s monthly Bring Your Own Dog Yappy Hour, a gathering of dog A monthly tasting and pairings lovers and well behaved dogs to event.Three wines paired with three raise funds to build a dog park at cheeses. Henderson Park in Bryan County. 7 p.m 6-8 p.m FORM, 1801 Habersham Street. Fish Tales at Ft. McAllister Marina, $20. $36 for two tickets. Reserva3203 Ft. McAllister Rd. tions with deposit required. Free and open to the public. Sandpiper 912-236-7642 912-429-3950. Lesley@francis.com. Trail Hike bryancountybarkpark.com

Lunchtime Lenten Concert Series: Hubert Baker, Organist

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Trinity’s Lunchtime Lenten Concert Series continues with organist Hubert Baker performing works of Handel, Mozart and Baker, in the church sanctuary. Lunch before or after the concert in the dining hall. a.m.12:15 p.m. and from 12:45-1:15 p.m.. 12:15-12:45 p.m Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Free to attend. Lunch is $5. 912-233-4766. trinity1848.org

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Sandpiper Trail Hike

Meander through the marsh on a one-mile guided hike with one of Skidaway’s park rangers. 2 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee.Annual passes available 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s

Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea. Tour areas of the Davenport House where tea service took place, then enjoy afternoon tea served by costumed interpreters. Guests must be able to walk up and down stairs. 5 p.m Davenport House, 324 East State St. $18. Reservations recommended.

Friday / 14 27th Annual Sebastian Dangerfield Talk and Irish Coffee Reception

Armstrong hosts the 27th and final annual talk by Frank Clancy, assistant professor of literature at Armstrong, who has taught at the university since 1974 and specializes in Irish studies. This annual lecture is named after a character in J.P. Donleav’s novel, The Ginger Man. Clancy’s talk will focus on The Ginger Man’s Dublin. noon Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public. 912-344-3194

Meet the Designer - Kate Pankoke of Project Runway and Elaya Vaughn Bridal

Trunk show with Kate Pankoke, Project Runway contestant, with the Elaya Vaughn line. Meet the designer and talk to her about the show, her collection and her own wedding.

These basketball tricksters return to Savannah on their 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour. 7 p.m Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

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Meet the Designer - Kate Pankoke of Project Runway and Elaya Vaughn Bridal

Trunk show with Kate Pankoke, Project Runway contestant, with the Elaya Vaughn line. Meet the designer and talk to her about the show, her collection and her own wedding. 11 a.m.-6 p.m Ivory and Beau, 7302 Abercorn St Suite 1B. Free and open to the public. Appointment required. (912)200-4794. ivoryandbeau.com

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week at a Glance | continued from previous page St. Patrick’s Day Fest 2014

11 a.m.-6 p.m Ivory and Beau, 7302 Abercorn St Suite 1B. Free and open to the public. Appointment required. (912)200-4794. ivoryandbeau@gmail.com. ivoryandbeau.com

Downtown’s St. Patrick’s Day blowout features five performance stages in the festival zone (two on River Street, two in City Market, one on St. Julian Street next to Savannah Bank) showcasing over 60 bands during the four-day weekend. 12-11 p.m Downtown Savannah, downtown. Free and open to the public. riverstreetsavannah.com/

Robert Cohen Book Signing

Local writer discusses and signs his book, Men vs. Women: Needs, Wants, and Desires. 6 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Free to attend. Books available for purchase. sentientbean.com Downtown’s St. Patrick’s Day blowout features five performance stages in the festival zone (two on River Street, two in City Market, one on St. Julian Street next to Savannah Bank) showcasing over 60 bands during the four-day festival. 4-11 p.m Downtown Savannah, downtown. Free and open to the public. riverstreetsavannah.com/

Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s

Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea. Tour areas of the Davenport House where tea service took place, then enjoy afternoon tea served by costumed interpreters. Guests must be able to walk up and down stairs. 5 p.m Davenport House, 324 East State St. $18. Reservations recommended.

Theatre: Fool for Love

Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents Sam Shepard’s acclaimed drama set in a Mojave Desert motel - Eddie and May in a destructive cycle of attraction, revulsion, lust and disgust. 8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. are $20 general admission; $15 seniors/students/active military (912) 232-0018. musesavannah.org

Theatre: Fool for Love Fri / Sat /Sun

Digging Savannah: Archeology Walking Tour of Downtown Savannah A tour of downtown Savannah’s unseen and forgotten archaeology sites, led by Armstrong archeologist Laura Seifert. Meet at the flagpole at Battlefield Park. Please RSVP by email. 2 p.m Battlefield Memorial Park, 601 West Harris St. Free and open to the public. diggingsavannah@gmail.com

Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Free to attend. Items for sale. forsythfarmersmarket.com

Fort Pulaski Monthly Bird Walk

Monthly walk through Fort Pulaski looking for seasonal birds. Cosponsored by Ogeechee Audubon Society, the Savannah Chapter of the National Audubon Society. third Saturday of every month, 8 a.m Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island. Free and open to the public. nps.gov/fopu

Civil War Tailor/ReEnactment

Vocal Recital: Diandra Canzius

This soprano performs a student recital. 2:30 p.m Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public. armstrong.edu

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Mark Watts, a Civil War re-enactor with the 20th South Carolina Infantry of Columbia, SC, provides clothes-making demonstrations on a period sewing machine, using 19th century patterns & fabrics. March 15-16 Fort Pulaski National Monument nps.gov/fopu

Fort Pulaski honors the women who served in the American Civil War, by featuring the park’s female staff and volunteers in today’s historic weapons demonstrations. Union and Confederate Civil War armies forbade the enlistment of women. Females who wanted to participate in the war on the front lines disguised themselves as men. 12pm musket firing demonstration. 11am and 2pm cannon firing demonstrations. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island. Regular admission nps.gov/fopu

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Theatre: Fool for Love

Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents Sam Shepard’s acclaimed drama set in a Mojave Desert motel - Eddie and May in a destructive cycle of attraction, revulsion, lust and disgust. 8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. are $20 general admission; $15 seniors/students/ active military (912) 232-0018. musesavannah.org

Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s thu/fri

Another installment in 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. 10 a.m Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Dr. Free and open to the public.

Meet the Designer - Kate Pankoke of Project Runway and Elaya Vaughn Bridal Trunk show with Kate Pankoke, Project Runway contestant, with the Elaya Vaughn line. Meet the designer and talk to her about the show, her collection and her own wedding. 10 a.m.-6 p.m Ivory and Beau, 7302 Abercorn St Suite 1B. Free and open to the public. Appointment required. (912)200-4794. ivoryandbeau. com

The City’s children’s oriented Irish celebration, with music, dance, kids carnival rides, food. Alcohol free. Featuring Magic Marc, local musician Harry O’Donoghue and headliner McLean Avenue Band. 11 a.m.-5 p.m Emmet Park, End of Bay St. Free and open to the public.

Tybee Beach Cleanup in Conjunction with The Tides of Trash Art Exhibition

In conjunction with Kristin Myers’ show at Fresh Exhibitions, she is hosting a beach clean up to raise awareness about ocean trash. Trash bags and gloves provided for volunteers. First two dozen volunteers receive a handmade artist print. Cosponsored by Clean Coast. 9 a.m Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Free and open to the public. kristindraws@gmail.com. freshexhibitions.org

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Tybee Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Celebrate Ireland’s patron saint, Tybee style. A smaller version of the legendary parade, beginning at City Hall, and parading south on Butler Ave. to Tybrisa Street. 3-5 p.m Free and open to the public.

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

Vendors offering produce, prepared foods, crafts, plus storytime, musical performances, and community information. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market, 111 Walthour Rd @ Islands Community Church. Free and open to the public wifarmersmarket@aol.com. wifarmersmarket.org/

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Fort Pulaski National Monument presents two historical fashion shows featuring garments of the Civil War era. 1 PM--Victorian Secrets: Civil War Ladies Undergarments. Review the dressing process with layer upon layer of undergarments for the 19th century woman complete with live model and dress her from the inside out. 1:30pm Civil War Ladies Fashion Show. The staff and volunteers of Fort Pulaski walk the runway and offer a narrated look at clothing of the Civil War period from day dresses to ball gowns and everything in between. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island. Park admission. nps.gov/fopu

Civil War Tailor/Re-Enactment

Mark Watts, a Civil War re-enactor with the 20th South Carolina Infantry of Columbia, SC” provides clothes-making demonstrations on a period sewing machine, using patterns and fabrics of the 19th century. March 15-16 Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island. nps.gov/fopu

St. Patrick’s Day fest 2014

Downtown’s St. Patrick’s Day blowout features five performance stages in the festival zone (two on River Street, two in City Market, one on St. Julian Street next to Savannah Bank) showcasing over 60 bands during the four-day weekend. 2-11 p.m Downtown Savannah, downtown. Free and open to the public. riverstreetsavannah.com/

Theatre: Fool for Love

Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents Sam Shepard’s acclaimed drama set in a Mojave Desert motel - Eddie and May in a destructive cycle of attraction, revulsion, lust and disgust. 3 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. are $20 general admission; $15 seniors/students/active military (912) 232-0018. musesavannah.org

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week at a Glance | continued from previous page Jasper Green Ceremony

A wreath-laying ceremony honoring IrishAmericans’ contributions to the military, in memory of Sgt. William Jasper, a hero in the American Revolutionary War whose parents were from Ireland. He was killed at the Siege of Savannah in October 1779. Held at the foot of the William Jasper Monument in Madison Squre. 4:30 p.m Madison Square, West Harris Street. Free and open to the public.

190th St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Parade of Irish and Irish-for-a-day begins at Abercorn & Gwinnett, winding its way through downtown. Dave Roberts is Grand Marshal for 2014. Begins 10:15 a.m Downtown Savannah. Free and open to the public. savannahsaintpatricksday.com/

St. Patrick’s Day 2014

Downtown’s St. Patrick’s Day blowout features five performance stages in the festival zone (two on River Street, two in Monday / 17 City Market, one on St. Julian Street next to Savannah Bank) showcasing over 60 St. Patrick’s Day Mass bands during the four-day festival. Catholic Mass commemorating the Feast of 12-11 p.m St. Patrick, which also serves as the start Downtown Savannah. of the day-long St. Patrick’s Day events. Free and open to the public. Homilist is the Very Reverend J. Gerard riverstreetsavannah.com/ Schreck, rector of the Cathedral. Wednesday / 19 8 a.m Cathedral of St John the Baptist, 222. East Harris birthday tribute to holly hunter St. Psychotronic Film Society salutes the actress with a Free and open to the public. rare screening of one of her least-known and most underrated films. Which one? We can say that it’s highly recommended to fans of kind of movies usually directed by the Coen Brothers... 8 p.m. Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $7 for mature viewers only

Avett Brothers (Savannah Music Festival). March 20 & 21, Johnny Mercer Theatre. Tybee Arts Association: Sordid Lives. March 21-31. Savannah Stage Co.: Syncopation. March 21-30, S.P.A.C.E. Graveface Fest II. March 22, Dollhouse Productions. Punch Brothers (Savannah Music Festival). March 22, Trustees Theater. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Savannah Music Festival). March 22, Lucas Theatre. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder (Savannah Music Festival). March 27, Lucas Theatre. Gabriel Iglesias. March 27, Johnny Mercer Theatre. Vince Gill & Paul Franklin (Savannah Music Festival). March 28, Johnny Mercer Theatre. Taj Mahal (Savannah Music Festival). March 29, Lucas Theatre. Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (Savannah Music Festival). March 30, Lucas Theatre. Robert Cray Band (Savannah Music Festival). April 3, Lucas Theatre. We The Kings. April 3, AASU. Charlie Wilson. April 4, Johnny Mercer Theatre. Branford Marsalis (Savannah Music Festival). April 5, Trustees Theater. Amos Lee. April 8, Johnny Mercer Theatre. AASU theater: Godspell. April 10-19. Film: Fight Club. April 11, Lucas Theatre. Bay Street Theatre: Fuddy Meers. April 11-20. Film: Zoolander. April 12, Lucas Theatre. Savannah Record Fair. April 20 & 21, May Poetter Hall. Nickel Creek. April 22, Johnny Mercer Theatre. Claire Lynch Band. April 25, Randy Elsa and Phaedra Greene, the Casket Girls, will perform March 22 as part of Graveface Fest II, at Wood Guitars. Standing Ovation Tour (comedy). May 2, Dollhouse Productions. Johnny Mercer Theatre. The Collective Face: The Trip to Bountiful. May 9-25. Sesame Street Live. June 10 & 11, Johnny Mercer Theatre.

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welcome to our St. Patrick’s Day special issue, in which we try and impart both the practical nuts and bolts of Savannah’s legendary holiday as well as give locals and tourists alike a certain nuanced look into the, uh, flavor of the celebration. We always strive to have a unique look on the cover for this issue every year, to differentiate us from all the other publications around town and their various takes on lucky leprechauns, pots o’ gold, etc., as well as to just have some fun in the true Savannah spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. I’m not sure if Marilyn Monroe was Irish, or if she ever came anywhere near Savannah. But this year photographer Geoff L. Johnson brings us his homage to the iconic “Ballerina” shot of Marilyn, taken exactly 60 years ago by Milton H. Greene. (If you want to know what the original looks like, get on your phone and Google it. I didn’t feel like inviting a copyright infringement lawsuit this week. So sue me. Um, wait, what?) Our cover model this year is local actress, makeup artist, costume designer, and all-around great gal Corinna Rezzelle. (You might remember Corinna from Bill DeYoung’s fun profile of her in a recent issue.) Anyway, I’m 100 percent positive Corinna makes a better cover subject than some generic Lucky Charms-type clip art, and I’m also pretty sure you’ll agree. Bill has also contributed a good allaround look at the various musical offerings at this year’s holiday (which is somewhat unusual this year in that the City’s “familyfriendly” event, Tara Feis, is the same weekend as St. Patrick’s Day rather than the customary week before). Also this issue, check out Jessica Leigh Lebos’s nifty roundup of some “Green Cuisine” (hey, get it?), i.e., some sustainable farm-to-table type offering from local chefs.

Above, an outtake from Geoff L. Johnson’s cover shoot of Corinna Rezzelle. Below, Geoff and Corinna in the studio staging our homage to Milton H. Greene’s immortal ‘Ballerina’ series of Marilyn Monroe, marking its 60th anniversary. in non-st. patrick’s day news this week: Please note that we have officially opened the voting for this year’s annual Best of Savannah Reader’s Poll. Go to connectsavannah.com for the link. Just like every year, this is your opportunity to vote for the best, the hottest, the most awesome stuff going on in town, and see the winners acknowledged in May with our annual Best of Savannah special issue and party. You know what to do! cs

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red c over Partying with the library krewe you honestly believe that pinchy-faced mean librarian stereotype, you have definitely not met Christian.) Welcome to the And then I was loose. Nothing invites a Emerald City! St. Patbook nerd to excess like an open bar and a rick’s Day means we’re chance to skip among the stacks afterhours, and I could not contain myself from fullgearing up for the blown bibliophilic ecstasy. South’s most rousing First thing I did was bound over to the parade and rowchildren’s section for a photo op with Clifdiest party, and ford the Big Red Dog. Next, I strummed I expect y’all will my fingers over a row of titles on the New be shamrockin’ ‘til Fiction shelf. Then, overcome with the illicthe break of dawn all week. My green satin gloves have been carefully itness of it all, I danced a little jig around laundered and I have a fresh tube of red lip- the circulation desk until my husband comstick for planting smackers on the BC boys. manded me to stop. “You may be wearing a mask, but you are But I may have to take it easy on the Jamenot actually invisible,” he scolded me in a son slushies this year, as I’m still recovering from Live Oak Public Libraries Carnivale- very librarian-like whisper. I flicked a bell on his jester hat. We made themed gala a couple of Saturdays back. Wait, you seem skeptical. A party? At the our way over to admire a statue wearing a stunning frock comprised entirely of purple, library? Like, the place with all the books green and gold balloons. Due to the special where you have to be quiet? library magic in the air, we immediately Oh, don’t be fooled by the shushing and bumped into the creator of this masterpiece, studious reputation; you’ve never seen Savannah Balloons owner Lynnae Weller, the Library in evening dress. The LOPL who lends her pliable talents to all manner staff transformed the Southwest Chaof library programming. (What would stotham branch into a magical Mardi Gras rytime be without balloon animals?) Shangri-La, draping the soaring ceilings and sleek modern staircase in glittering finMy husband was understandably quite ery. Black-tied attendants passed around taken with Lynnae’s twee balloon chapeau, hors d’oeuvres and peach bellinis among perched atop her head like a miniature Savannah’s philanthropic literati (or literary zeppelin. philanthropati, as it were.) “I like your party hat,” he offered, feeling Properly disguised with feathered masjesterly enough to break out the Go, Dog, querades and plenty of beads, my husband Go! references. “I do! I do like your party and I were greeted by library director Chris- hat! tian Kruse, himself resplendent in ruffled Lynnae curtseyed with the decorum 18th century Lord of the Manor attire. of a Brontë sister and the impishness of “Welcome to the castle,” he intoned, bow- Dr. Suess. Where could she have possibly learned such a skill as balloon haberdashery? ing gallantly as he held open the door, the “From books,” she declared primly. anti-theft sensors twinkling like stars. (If By Jessica Leigh Lebos

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Savannah Balloons artiste Lynnae Weller with her Mardi Gras masterpiece. with architect power couple Reshma and Michael Johnson. The latter was part of the Greenline team that built this graceful edifice, the county’s first LEED-certified building with its energy-efficient construction materials and irrigation-free landscaping. But those are hardly the building’s sexiest attributes. “We designed this library around parties and events,” explained Michael, smiling as

we admired the wide hallways and lofty second floor, grand as any Madame Bovary ballroom. Clean, well-lighted spaces are definitely the trend in library design, and LOPL is eager to welcome two new jewels to its crown, one in Garden City and a new Islands branch off Johnny Mercer Blvd. Christian describes them as “fraternal twins” with identical layouts and different color schemes, each featuring a dreamy children’s spot and quiet nooks for studying (and potentially consuming the entire Divergent trilogy in one sitting. ) Both will open their doors later this year, thanks to a chunk of SPLOST taxes and the generous donations of many of the masked marauders present. Speaking of which, many more dollars found their way to the library coffers as the highfalutin live auction commenced. Our table was suspiciously quiet as we busied ourselves with our dessert of king cake and lady

fingers. We each support the library how we can, us working folk consoled each other. Who needs a Spanish vacation or a Tuscan villa, when the most important things in life don’t cost a thing? “You can’t buy a library card,” pointed out the sagacious jester to my left. We raised our glasses, toasting to public libraries and the endless worlds to which they lead. cs

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Do’s & Don’t’s & a wee bit ‘o snark By Jim Morekis jim@connectsavannah.com

YEAH, LOVE ME some St. Patty’s Day in Savannah, don’t you? Woo-hoo. Sure, but Patty is a girl’s name. If you absolutely insist on abbreviating it, at least go with “St. Paddy’s Day.” Though “Paddy” is often a derogatory term for the Irish, not to mention pretty disrespectful to a saint.

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Cool story, bro. So you can just walk around and drink in Savannah? Crazy.

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To-go cups are one of the most enlightened things about our fair city, an admirable legacy of the days when Americans were trusted to be capable, competent citizens responsible for their own decisions. Anyone over 21 can enjoy an alcoholic drink in public areas throughout most of downtown north of Jones Street. Cups must be paper, plastic or styrofoam, and 16 ounces or less. No other alcoholic containers are allowed.

What’s up with this “Festival Area” thing? Here’s the deal: 5 p.m. Friday into the wee hours Monday—except during the actual parade Monday 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m.— to-go cup rules change. To use to-go cups between East Broad Street and MLK Boulevard, and north of Broughton Street west of Drayton Street and north of East Bay Lane east of Drayton (whew), you must buy a wristband at $5 a day. Yup, that’s right, Savannah changed the rules for this weekend to increase regulation on to-go cups and make more money off of them. Is inside my car part of the Festival Area? No. That’s more like the “DUI Area.” Cute. Will Savannah bars be open the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day? Funny you should ask. The Georgia legislature just approved a bill to open Savannah bars this Sunday. (Current and hopefully soon-to-be-past law says you can only sell drinks on Sunday if you make a majority of revenue from food sales.) As of this writing Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign it and City Council is expected to approve. So that’s a yes? Pretty much, yep. Who should I follow on Twitter? Our handle is @connectsavannah, and the City of Savannah tweets breaking St. Patrick’s Day and safety news from @savstpat

YES! Scored a parking spot right on the parade route, bro. I’ll just take this yellow bag thingie off the parking meter. No one will know, right?

My rescue pit bull with the green bandana is gonna love the parade. Don’t worry, pit bulls are actually totally safe. Especially around very small children.

No one except the police and the tow truck driver. Owners of towed cars must get a release form from police HQ at Habersham and Oglethorpe. Good luck!

That’s not actually a question. But no, dogs aren’t allowed anywhere in the Festival Area. The only exceptions are service dogs and residents walking dogs (you might be asked to show your license to prove residence.)

Do I still have to pay to park on the street? Friday, March 14, will be regular enforcement, including parking meters. Friday after 5p.m., there will be enforcement of safety violations (yellow lines, fire hydrants, etc.). Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16 there will be enforcement of safety violations only (yellow lines, fire hydrants, etc.). On the big day, Monday, March 17, there will be enforcement of safety violations only. What about parking garages? There are five City garages: Bryan Street Garage, Liberty Street Garage, the Robbie Robinson Garage, State Street Garage, and the Whitaker Street Garage underneath Ellis Square. They’re open 24 hours a day from Friday-Monday, for $20 a day. Garages open to the public 6 a.m. Monday. Monthly parkers are guaranteed a space until 8 a.m. Visitor passes and residential decals NOT valid during the festival. Vehicles can NOT exit until after the parade.  The Civic Center Parking Lot will be closed to the public Monday, March 17, due to staging for the parade.  

How ’bout the six-foot python around my neck? Real conversation starter with the ladies, if you know what I mean. Actually the City prohibits reptiles from the Festival Area, so leave Lucifer at home. And no, it’s not a “seeing eye snake.” Oops! Lost my kid again. Now what? Lost or discarded children will be brought to police HQ at Habersham and Oglethorpe Streets and sold to the highest bidder. Just kidding about that last part. Pretty funny. Hey, I gotta pee. Any porta– potties in this town? Hundreds. They’re clustered along the parade route, either along the route itself or nearby adjacent squares. River Street will have many as well. No worries, I’ll just whip it out right here. No! Please refrain from relieving yourself al fresco—public urination is the single most “popular” reason to get arrested on St. Patrick’s Day here. cs


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So you’re thinking: Wouldn’t it be awesome not to have to drive into downtown to see the parade? Yes. Yes it would be so awesome. That’s why Chatham Area Transit (CAT) will provide a $5 round–trip park ‘n’ ride St. Patrick’s Day shuttle March 17, 7-11 a.m. from these locations: • Westside at the Westside Shopping Center on Hwy 80 in Garden City; • Eastside at the Island Towne Centre on Whitemarsh Island; • Southside at the Savannah Mall near Dillard’s. Shuttles begin return trips from the parade downtown from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. After 3 p.m., shuttle patrons can return to cars via CAT routes 3A and 3B, 10 East Savannah, and 114X Abercorn Express. Anyone taking a shuttle downtown on Monday who does not want to return on the afternoon shuttle can use the St. Patrick’s Day wristband to ride the regular routes. Catch a CAT from the Transit Center or from other regularly marked bus stops not affected by the parade reroutes. To Westside Shopping Center – 3B Augusta Ave stops about a block away To Island Towne Centre – 10 East Savannah To Savannah Mall – 14 Abercorn Local, or take numerous other routes to the Oglethorpe Mall and then transfer. The fare-free dot shuttle service will be suspended. The fare-free Liberty shuttle service is limited to 6:30-8:30 a.m. Otherwise, CAT buses will follow the usual holiday schedule for Monday, St. Patrick’s Day, with supplemental service along Abercorn. Look for regular half-hour frequency on the 14 Abercorn. The following routes will transfer at Oglethorpe & Price during the parade: 10 East Savannah, 11 Candler, 14 Abercorn, 27 Waters, 28 Waters, 31 Skidaway/Sandfly. All other routes will transfer as usual.

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Yeah, how ‘bout Hutchinson Island?

The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center across the Savannah River on Hutchinson Island offers another option. Parking at the center will be open 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 for $15 per vehicle including a round trip on the water ferry or CAT Shuttle Service for all passengers. The water ferry will run from Savannah International Trade & Convention Center 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. The Chatham Area Transit (CAT) Shuttle Service will run from 7 a.m. to 4 a.m. The CAT shuttle pick-up and drop-off location for passengers downtown

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What’s up with Bay Street and River Street?

Bay Street will be closed to through traffic intermittently between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. from Friday, March 14 through Monday, March 17. Also, parking on Bay Street, and the public and private parking spaces north of Bay Street, will be restricted beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16 and all day Monday, March 17. Additionally, Bay Street will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 17 until 4 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. River Street and its entry/exit ramps will be closed to vehicular traffic Thursday, March 13, 10 a.m. through Tuesday, March 18, 8 a.m. 

OK, what about the actual parade?

Oh, yeah, that. Our St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts about 10 a.m. Monday morning. It lasts several hours, so pace yourself. The “official” viewing area for dignitaries and such is on Abercorn near Lafayette Square. Lafayette Square is itself one of the more popular places to watch the parade, and is one of the places where the bands perform their best in order to show their stuff for the TV cameras. Just don’t think about camping out in any of the squares the night before. You can’t set up your party station in parks and squares until 6 a.m. Monday. The only furniture allowed in squares are tables, coolers, lawn chairs and 10-by10-foot tents. NO grills, amplified sound, kegs, advertisements, barriers, or personal bartenders. All your stuff has to be out of the square by 6 p.m. Monday. cs


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Saints preserve us!

Over 60 bands & artists will perform this weekend

By Bill DeYoung bill@connectsavannah.com

There will be music at just about every beer-drenched turn during this year’s extended St. Patrick’s Day celebration. For the journeyman bands who’ve been booked on the five makeshift stages, the City’s celebration is a chance to play in front of fresh faces, out in the sunlight away from Les Racquet the dank recesses of the downtown and island bars they’re so used to. The names will be familiar to musicloving locals—Liquid Ginger, A Nickel Bag of Funk, High Velocity, Chuck Courtenay, Bottles & Cans, the Train Wrecks, the Eric Culberson Band, the Hitman and the Accomplices are among the performers. Two kinda-local favorites we don’t see enough of —Les Racquet and the Royal Noise—are part of the festivities too. Now based in Philadelphia, the jazz/funk Royal Noise is putting the finishing touches on its third album in a Savannah studio. And how about this? Danielle Hicks & the Eight Ohm Resistance, profiled in last week’s Connect, and Hilton Head’s Cranford Hollow, which has a sizeable Savannah following. Sure there are some familiar faces in the bunch, but for quite a lot of the people who’ll be visiting Savannah for the first time, they’ll all be new bands. And it’s virtually nonstop! Check out the entire massive schedule at Cranford Hollow riverstreetsavannah.com folk musicians Harry O’Donoghue, Frank Danny Boyos Emerson and Carroll Brown, all together A longtime musical tradition in Savanonstage at Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub. nah is the once-a-year triangulation of Irish All three of these guys tour, all over the

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place, all the time. And they’ve all been playFrom March 15 through 17—the meat of ing Kevin Barry’s regularly since it opened in this St. Paddy’s Day weekend—they’ll play the 1980s. O’Donoghue happens to be the together, in combos and, ultimately, as a trio. only one who calls Savannah home. For the musicians, it’s a high holiday of

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The Royal Noise, left. Irish balladeers Carroll Brown (center) and Frank Emerson. don’t get too many of the kids in there—it’s not their kind of music. It’s definitely not rock. It just appeals to an older audience.” That’s not to say that the place isn’t packed during the Irish-est of Irish celebrations. It is. There are two stages at Barry’s, which is designed like a traditional, un-adorned, allwood Irish pub. One or two of the guys will be singing, playing and telling stories on one stage while another is setting up to do the same on the

second. “We do it in a kind of round-robin thing on the two stages,” Emerson says. “We do a really long set together at the end of the evening, a couple of hours. But it seems like it lasts 10 minutes to us. We enjoy it that much.” They trade off on guitar, bass, pipes, tin whistle et cetera, as it comes to them. The storytelling is more or less spontaneous, Emerson explains, and the laughs are unexpected and constant. They’ll take requests

and then decide who’s going to sing the lead. Then the harmonies arrive. There’s no rehearsal necessary, because these old pros know very well what they’re doing. And no set list. “We know the first one or two,” Emerson chuckles. “And after that … it’s kind of like being in a prize fight. “After the first jab, it’s fine from then on. Once you get rid of the nerves, then you’re all set.” CS The group Seldom Sober will also join the merriment at Barry’s on Monday.

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the greatest proportion. “I start to look forward to it almost immediately after the last one,” says Emerson, a resident of Virginia. “We have an absolute ball.” Emerson, who’ll perform solo March 13, and alongside Brown (from Charleston) on the 14th, says that not a lot of the drunkenness and mayhem of downtown celebration spills into the venerable public house. “Kevin Barry’s is kind of an oasis,” he believes. “Primarily, it’s a mature crowd. You

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I a t A r those elements right, in my eyes you can’t go n wrong.” The band also includes Kevin McHugh s (drums/vocals/Uillean pipes), Jessica t Semins (fiddle /vocals) and Greg Gruber (keyboards/vocals). Their show is harmony- t rich, with songs ranging from the traditional i Irish to Americana and even a bit of rock ‘n’ h roll. c “There has to be an element of show,” Allen points out. “A lot of the audiences h that we perform in front of, they’re looking f at you and they want to get energized as t they sit in their seats. And every song has a o story. Indeed, I do touch off the basic story before I sing it, or even after I sing the song.” f Folklore, mystique, talent, humor and fun l all play important roles. A big part of the g impact, he stresses, is the presentation. w

McLean Avenue headlines Savannah’s family-friendly Irish bash also play a couple of solo sets. There are two stages at the Emmet Park location, with a combination of storytellers, Tara Feis is trumpeted by the City of children’s performers and musicians. Savannah as “the famous non-alcoholic Irish Headlining the mainstage, with sets at celebration.” This year—the 23rd annual— 1:15 and 4 p.m., is the New York-based takes place Saturday, March 15, just two McLean Avenue Band. days before the massive, beer-drenched For entertainment value, these guys are downtown parade. as good as it gets. “Everybody will have Traditionally, a cornerstone of the “festitheir own perspective on what makes a val of Tara” is the appearance of local dance good Celtic band,” laughs singer, guitargroups—they’re here in all their Gaelic glory, ist and bandleader Padraig Allen. “First of including the Irish Dancers of Savannah and all, I would start off with the material you the Glor na Daire Irish Dance School. Tara perform, and the way it’s performed. If you Feis is also a showcase for the city’s premiere deliver it in a true fashion, expressing the Irish entertainer, Harry O’Donoghue, who’ll value of the song itself. And you express it perform alongside vocalist CC Witt and fid- with a group of people who are very familiar dler Coleen Settle. O’Donoghue, one of the with working with one another, and bring organizers of the family-friendly event, will it across in a nice dynamic. If you can get all by bill deyoung

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tara feis | continued from previous page “If a song is sung by an Irish man, is it an Irish song?” Allen asks. “A lot of Irish songs are American or indeed English folk songs that were made popular by Irish musicians. As many Irish songs have in turn been recorded by American acts, and one would never expect it to be an Irish song. “You’ve got the Chieftains, Van Morrison and U2. There’s many different styles in those three bands. But it’s all Irish music.” Allen, who spent eight years singing and touring in the group The Whole Shebang, is indeed an Irish man singing Irish songs. He hails from County West Meade in the old country. “It’s in the middle of Ireland, dead center,” he explains. “It’s in the heart of the isle. Most folks are familiar with Kerry and Galway … they’re fishing towns, where there was a lot of immigration. “Lots more than there would have been from the middle of the country, because, looking back, we had good land and could grow crops and farm. And cattle. So there was more employment.” CS Tara Feis Where: Emmet Park, at the east end of Bay Street When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 15 Admission: Free

Schedule of Events 11:00am Opening Ceremony. Opening Blessing: Bishop J. Kevin Boland, National Anthem: Britton Rogers, Irish National Anthem: Harry O’ Donoghue 11:20am Savannah Pipes and Drums 11:30am Glor na Daire Irish Dance School 12:15pm Harry O’ Donoghue 1:15pm McLean Avenue Band 2:15pm Irish Dancers of Savannah 2:45pm Meet the McLean Avenue Band (Autograph signing at the ticket tent) 3:15pm Cc Witt, Coleen Settle & Harry O’ Donoghue 4:00pm McLean Avenue Band 4:55pm Closing Remarks

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Savannah’s Irish community has been commemorating St. Patrick’s Day for almost 200 years, but one thing you’ll notice about those groups promenading through the squares in their green jackets: They’re mostly men. Not that anyone can deny women’s role in the festivities—all those before-Mass breakfasts don’t cook themselves. But it wasn’t until 1986 that Savannah’s Irish women formed their own heritage society, after Margaret “Peggy” Fountain— inspired by Grand Marshal William L. Fogarty’s speech at the 1986 Celtic Cross ceremony—gathered some friends to make it official. They called themselves the Daughters of Ireland, vowing to serve their community and recognize those who struggled before them. “I’m very proud of my ancestors for what they contributed to America,” says current DOI president Betty Schwarz, who traces back her family roots back to Belfast. “They were determined and proud, and

we do our best to honor them.” The Daughters make charity a priority at their quarterly meetings, and members spend the year raising funds for St. Vincent’s Academy scholarships and helping the nuns of the Social Apostolate Home with their Christmas banquet. Of Savannah’s two ladies-only Irish organizations, DOI remains the largest at around 250 members as well as the single stand-alone institution. (The local chapter of the national Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, formed in 1989 with 85 current members, is an auxiliary of the centuries-old men’s order.) The Daughters participate in multiple events throughout the St. Patrick’s Day “season” that starts in mid-February with the Savannah Irish Festival. They figure prominently in the Celtic Cross procession at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, where officers wear thick velvet sashes embroidered with a claddagh symbol, a reminder of the trust, friendship and loyalty inherent to their legacy. But Schwarz, who also retains membership in the local chapters of Daughters of the American Revolution and the United


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tell you to go to hell and make you look forward to the trip.’” The mission of the Daughters of Ireland crosses the generations, and the group has welcomed dozens of younger members in the past few years. Georgia Neal Steinmetz, a busy mom with two teenagers, joined in 2009. She immediately earned her green sash as sergeant-at-arms and currently serves as secretary. “Being Catholic and of Irish descent, I really wanted to celebrate my heritage,” says Steinmetz, who grew up in Augusta, Georgia. “Not being from here, it was a way to meet more women who want to celebrate that, too.” Not that you have to be Catholic or even Irish to become a Daughter of Ireland: These ladies welcome any woman with an interest in Irish heritage and laughter. (However, proof of Celtic descent is necessary to hold an executive office—and by that turn, wear one of those covetable sashes.) “Irish people are very family-oriented, not just the people who live under their roof but the whole widespread family,” confirms Winders. Adds Schwarz with another inimitable giggle: “It’s wonderful that in Savannah, you can really be proud of your heritage—no matter what it is.” cs

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Daughters of the Confederacy, promises it’s not all serious business. “Oh honey, we have FUN,” cackles the Virginia native also known as “Sunshine” by her DOI cohorts. In addition to hosting oyster roasts and a yearly luncheon for the wife of the parade’s Grand Marshal, the Daughters take care of their own. A few years ago Schwarz instituted the tradition of the “Irish Queens”: When a DOI member turns 80, they never have to pay dues again and are given special treatment at all functions. “We wait on them hand and foot,” laughs Schwarz. “And they’re addressed as “the Queen” forever!” Native Savannahian Sheila Winders isn’t quite ready for her Queen crown yet, but at 71, she already plans to enjoy it. “I might even dye my hair red for a year,” she chortles with more of that famous DOI laughter. A DOI member since the late 1980s, Winders has a solid stake in Savannah’s Irish community, with grandchildren at BC and past Grand Marshals on both sides of her family tree. She’s been to Ireland 17 times as a travel agent and will return again this July. She is also the author of Irish Savannah, recently published as part of Arcadia’s Images of America series. While Winders counts the holy atmosphere of Mass as her favorite part of the St. Patrick’s season, she also considers hilarity a part of her heritage. “I love the wicked sense of humor,” she says. “There’s an old saying: ‘An Irishman can

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Mack the… thief?

Savannah-Chatham Police detectives are searching for a suspect and vehicle linked to multiple entering auto incidents near Savannah’s Eastside and Southside areas. Just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, a man investigators believe to be 23-year-old Kenneth Mack, of the 2400 block of Mississippi Avenue, was seen removing items from a vehicle parked outside Calvary Day School’s daycare center, on the 4600 block of Waters Avenue. The suspect left the scene in a gold Honda Accord. Several days later a man fitting Mack’s description was again seen at Calvary Day School breaking into a vehicle and removing its contents before fleeing in a gold Honda Accord.  Mack and the gold getaway car also are believed connected to a Feb. 14, entering auto incident at Lake Mayer on the corner of Sallie Mood Drive and Montgomery Cross Road.  Warrants have been filed against Mack, who is described as a black male, standing 5-9 and weighing 150.  The gold Honda Accord is a 1996 Model with tinted window and GA license plate:

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• Detectives are investigating the shooting of a homeless man during a dominoes game in the Live Oak area of Savannah Wednesday night. Herbert Lee Ford, 61, was at a house on the 1300 block of East 35th Street where a game of dominoes was being played about10 p.m. when shots were fired and he was struck by a bullet. He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of a non-life threatening wound. • Johnny Mercer Boulevard was closed to traffic between Penn Waller Road and Johnny Quarterman Drive for several hours last Thursday as GA Power crews worked to remove a tree and repair power lines it disrupted. cs

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The Canadian news service • Logical: (1) John Rogers of Geneva, Perspective CTV reported in February that increasFla., recently acquitted in a shooting First-World Problems: The designer ingly, pet owners in Winnipeg, Manitoba, death (using Florida’s “stand your ground” Giorgio Armani is one of the most recent are making the 120-mile car trip to Grand defense), convinced a judge in February to one-day sponsors of a United Nations Forks, N.D., because U.S. veterinarian return his guns, which police had confisproject to send safe drinking water to help prices are significantly lower than compacated when they arrested him. Rogers said some of the planet’s 768 million people rable services by Canadian vets. One Winnihe needs the guns for protection because without access to a clean supply. The Tap peg family, facing a $650 teeth-cleaning plus he is particularly vulnerable - in that he Project program signs up smartphone users blood work for Jackson, their Shitzu, took is blind. (2) Rogerio Scotton, challenging with a reward: that it will donate one day’s him on the road trip to Grand Forks, where federal charges in January that he lied to clean water to a child for anyone who can the bill came to $205. immigration officials about his “marriage” to manage to refrain from picking up his or • The Internal Revenue Service might a Cuban woman (a “sham,” said prosecutors), her phone for 10 consecutive minutes. Tap have second thoughts about suing William offered to prove the matrimony’s bona fides Project screens even feature a 10-minute Berroyer to recover a $60,000 tax underby showing the couple’s conjugal-bed videos countdown clock to help do-gooders remain payment since, by the time Berroyer was in open court. (The judge instructed Scotstrong in the face of anxiety over the brief finished with them, the federal government ton to find a “less intrusive” way to make the loss of access to Facebook, online games, et had been ordered to write Berroyer (now age 66) checks totaling nearly 15 times that same point.) al. much. Berroyer, who was on his way out of the IRS office in Hauppauge, N.Y., after his The Continuing Crisis The Litigious Society • The firm 3D Babies has begun sell• British litigant Jane Mulcahy was turned first meeting in 2008, tripped over a phone cord and fell against a filing cabinet, injuring ing (for $800) 8-inch-long fetal sculptures down twice recently in her attempts to sue himself so severely that he required a 17-day developed from 3-D ultrasound images, her former divorce lawyers for negligence hospital stay and rehabilitation and alleged computer graphics and 3-D printing tech- although they had won her case, defeatlong-term confinement to a wheelchair. nology (“printing” successive layers of ing her husband’s contentions. 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victim in Cowlitz County, Wash., missed court hearings, prosecutors, needing her testimony, filed for a rare “material witness” warrant to assure her availability - by asking the judge to jail her. She acknowledged her anxieties, but promised to do better if the judge would dismiss the warrant. She pointed out that prosecutors were seeking to lock her up against her will - to force her to testify that a rapist had once locked her up against her will (in addition to committing other indignities). (The sympathetic judge dismissed the warrant, but the woman has since missed another court date.)

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Unclear on the Concept: (1) Michael Williams, 53, was arrested in Sumter, S.C., in February after his debit card was rejected as payment at the Applebee’s restaurant. Police were called when Williams’ backup form of payment was a “U.S. currency” bill in the denomination of $1 trillion. (2) Dyonta Rose, 29, in police custody the night of Feb. 22 in Dallas for possession of narcotics, fled the police cruiser still wearing his handcuffs. Rose was tracked down a short time later when he called 911 to ask for an ambulance because his handcuffs were cutting off circulation in his arm.

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(1) Twenty-two people were killed just north of Baghdad in February (and 15 injured) from a devastating suicide-bomb blast. The 37 were Sunni militants attending a class on how to be suicide bombers when the teacher’s vest accidentally exploded. (2) An 86-year-old man, celebrating his selection in November by the Howard Stern radio show to be treated to a fancy meal followed by a menage-a-trois session with prostitutes at Nevada’s famed Bunny Ranch, called it “the greatest day of my life.” However, he failed to make it through dinner, as he choked to death on a piece of steak. Thanks This Week to Paul Peterson, Mel Birge, Russell Bell, Tim Kirby, Sam Scrutchins, and Milford Sprecher, and to the News of the Weird Board of Editorial Advisors. cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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seconds for a man to well over a minute for a woman. Typical caloric expenditure during orgasm thus ranges from about one to two for men, and at most about four to seven for women. In other words, the total body energy used during orgasm is about 0.002 to 0.013 percent of a 550-calorie Big Mac. “Una,” I said, “surely this understates matters. From observation we know the male orgasm exerts considerable propulsive force. Looking at that anal-probe article, I find a chart depicting the contractions of one subject’s orgasm. The pressure spike from baseline to peak is measured at about 225 centimeters of H2O. That’s more than seven feet. This guy is feeling his Cheerios.” Una rolled her eyes, explaining that this figure had nothing to do with the subject’s actual projectile range; it simply told us the maximum anal tension measured during his orgasm was equivalent to the downward pressure exerted by a 225-centimeter column of water. Another letdown. She went on:

always had the same type of orgasm; they never switched around. • In a 1982 study of female orgasms using similar techniques, Bohlen and company again found multiple types of orgasm, which for the most part corresponded to the male varieties. In the first type, the subjects had a dozen or so contractions over a like number of seconds, at which point game over. In the second, the subjects had a series of regular contractions followed by a longer series of irregular ones, for an average of 22 and in the extreme case 34. The pressure spike during each contraction was considerably less than for the men, possibly due to the fact that the women were physically smaller. But the type 2 female orgasms on average lasted 50 seconds and in one case 107 seconds—and no man alive can match that. • Back to the question, Una continued. Using some seriously wild-ass assumptions about the pressure field produced in muscles, I calculate that a typical male orgasm puts out about 0.013 watts, while the female equivalent generates roughly

If we charitably assume the average sex act lasts 25 minutes, this equates to about 105 calories for men and 78 calories for women. When that energy is averaged over 25 minutes, the participants consume roughly a quarter of a watt each while having sex. • Anal probes, while not without their drawbacks, were an improvement over the previous method of measuring orgasmic strength, namely coaxial needle electrodes, the mere thought of which makes one squirm. • In the article in question (Bohlen et al, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1980), 11 male subjects were fitted with probes and instructed to masturbate to orgasm. Interestingly, for most participants one of two types of orgasm was seen. In the first, the subjects had a regular series of contractions lasting 10 to 15 seconds, then they were done. In the second, the subjects had 10 to 15 regular contractions followed by additional contractions of diminishing strength at irregular intervals, the whole process taking up to 60 seconds. Subjects

0.03 watts. Controversy then erupted. I argued that, notwithstanding the occasional prolonged female orgasm, it was implausible that women on average generated twice the oomph of men. That’s because you’re a sexist pig, said Una. Be that as it may, the energy generated by either sex during orgasm is minuscule. So Larry, next time you fantasize about plugging yourself into the grid, remember: the Hoover Dam you ain’t. cs

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Sarah Jarocz has had one heck of a year. Not long after we spoke with the young multi-instrumentalist last April, she graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music. In September, her third album Build Me Up From Bones was released, and it raced to No. 1 on the Americana chart … where it remained for six weeks. “I was surprised every week that it kept going on,” says the 22-year-old native of Waverly, Texas. “But it felt great. Especially that list, because I’m such an admirer and fan of so many people that are on that chart, specifically. It just seems to be a lot of my favorite musicians, so that made it even more special to have that happen.” Jarocz has played with, and/or toured with, most of her favorite musicians. Adept Sarah Jarocz’ third album, Build Me Up From Bones, spent six weeks atop Billat mandolin, banjo, guitar and pretty much board ’s Americana chart. The Texas-born musician is 22 years old. everything else with strings, she is also a attend music school. gifted vocalist who can harmonize with any- area this week, for a March 15 show at “I’m incredibly proud to be able to finRandy Wood Guitars in Bloomingdale. one. And make them sound even better. ish it,” she explains, “but I’m also excited As always, Jarocz will be accompanied by Oh, yeah. Build Me Up From Bones was to have that part of my life behind me Nathaniel Smith (cello) and Alex Hargnominated for two Grammys. and be able to focus on these shows and Did I mention that Sarah Jarocz is just 22 reaves (violin). my music even more now. I’m super, A restless musician who’s always lookyears old? super thankful for that time and that ing to learn and better herself, Jarocz chose Having played (several times) at the to cut down on her live shows so she could Savannah Music Festival, she’s back in our continues on p. 30

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what was your favorite stopover show this year? Was it the all-out, old-school soul & shout explosion of festival opener St. Paul & the Broken Bones? The outlandish audience participationmeets-Japanese sci-fi camp extravaganza that is Peelander Z? The Led Zep-meets-rockabilly crunch of J. Roddy Walston & The Business? The bone-crushing yet tasty metal at Kylesa’s Retro Futurist label showcase? The ridonkulous funk of the PitchBlak Brass Band? The tight-but-loose Nashville rock of our cover darlings last week, Those Darlins? Or maybe the festival’s arguably most buzzworthy gig, Future Islands at Club One, fresh off their appearance on Letterman? Pick your poison. This year’s Stopover pretty much had it all. See ya next year. cs

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Local chefs bring on the sustainably-sourced St. Patrick’s Day specials with creamy ricotta-mascapone cheese from Southern Swiss Dairy and topped with Kachina Farms’ fresh basil and parsley make ‘Tis the season for classic Irishthis vegetarian entrée a veritable culinary inspired fare, and there will be no shortage homage to verdancy. of hearty, homespun dishes served from Chef Roberto Leoci has incorporated Savannah’s kitchens this week. green ideals into his restaurant since it Eating local is fast becoming another opened in 2009, showcasing purveyors on Savannah foodie custom, and the meaning the menu and in his line of prepared foods of “green cuisine” takes on more layers than a and condiments. Both Leoci’s Duck ProShepherd’s Pie when it’s prepared with sus- sciutto—made with meat from Brooklet’s tainably-raised meats and organic vegetables Hunter Cattle Company—and his Raspfrom our local farming community. berry Jalapeño Jam are finalists in the Flavor In a quest to combine scrumptious traof Georgia Awards taking place in Atlanta ditions new and old, we asked four chefs March 17-18. known for their commitment to local ingreThe Montreal-raised chef was recently dients what they’re plating this St. Patrick’s recognized by the state Dept. of AgriculDay. (What, no farm-fresh shamrock salad? ture as a Georgia Grown Executive Chef Maybe next year…) for his prodigious use of regionally-sourced products. Green Ravioli @ Leoci’s Trattoria As if he wasn’t busy enough, he and his 36 Housemade spinach pasta pillows stuffed wife, Lacey, are opening a second location By Jessica Leigh Lebos

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Alligator Soul gives corned beef and cabbage a gorgeous makeover. on Bay Street in May: Pacci will seat more than twice as many patrons as the trattoria and bring more local flavors than ever to Savannah. “Cooking with local ingredients is the way I studied in Italy, so it comes naturally. It’s great that people are embracing the concept.” —Chef Roberto Leoci

carrots from Walker Farms nestle alongside Joseph Fields Farm Brussels Sprouts, which are really just adorable miniature cabbages. Comfort food and culinary sophistication collide in every bite! If that whets your palate, take note that Alligator Soul offers a menu almost exclusively sourced from the South. Plus, if the crowds get too overwhelming during Brisket n’ Brussels @ Alligator Soul this party weekend, you can always duck Think of it as a deconstructed corned beef down to this elegant underground locaand cabbage: tion for some quiet time. Designed as an appetizer, this small plate “For me, it’s a privilege through my talents features a thin-sliced fan of Savannah River and work to have an opportunity to nurture Farms brisket that’s been slow-cooked in people’s mind, body and spirit through food.” Southbound Brewing Co.’s Bad, Bad Cas—Alligator Soul Executive Chef Stephen cade Brown Ale. Carmelized sweet rainbow McLain


green cuisine | continued from previous page The proximity of this historic saloon to the downtown revelry inspires the management to simplify its menu for St. Patrick’s weekend, but there’s no downsizing on the deliciousness: Executive Chef Matthew Kubiak is preparing a pot of classic Irish stew for the occasion, slow-braising beef shoulder from Savannah River Farms with fresh-dug root vegetables from Joseph Fields Farms. Tradition dictates that this dish employs plenty of Guinness, and Chef Kubiak has supplanted the dark-as-night beer with Coastal Empire Beer Co.’s roasty-rich Savannah Brown Ale. Befitting Chef Kubiak’s unwavering support of the local food community, each steaming bowl is accompanied with a thick slice of rustic bread from longtime Forsyth Farmers Market vendor Castra Rota Bakery. “Local beer, seasonal food, all handcrafted by people we know—that’s what we do here.” —Distillery Executive Chef Matthew Kubiak

Shepherd’s Pie (and more!) @ 22 Square

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Teague always has a few surprises up her sleeve. No celebration of Irish cuisine would be complete without the rib-sticking goodness of a piping hot Shepherd’s Pie, and Chef Teague offers her take on this ubiquitous dish with grass-fed beef from Hunter Cattle blanketed with creamed potatoes and veggies from Walker Farms. Also on the week’s menu will be local fish caught from nearby waters drizzled with Irish Butter sauce and served with traditional Irish colcannon made with more organic potatoes and greens from Walker Farms. Chef Teague also serves as the hotel’s Food and Beverage director, and her commitment to the local community is evident in every on-site edible, from the dining room entrées to the minibar snacks. With its prominence given to its environmentallyconscious purveyors, 22SQ has fast become locavore ground zero. “When we stay local, we minimize our impact on the planet and we also create community around good food.” —22SQ Executive Chef Lauren Teague cs

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St. Patrick’s Day is here. How will you celebrate your temporary Irishness? By eating corn beef ‘n’ cabbage, by drinking Guiness, by watching a parade, by wearing shamrock, or by dancing Ireland style? How about celebrating with Colcannon, the traditional Irish comfort food? The humble Irish peasant dish combines mashed potatoes with cabbage, onions and garlic. This signature dish even has a song: Did you ever eat colcannon When ‘twas made with thickened cream And the kale and praties blended Like the picture in a dream? God be with the happy times When trouble we had not, And our mothers made colcannon In the little three-legged pot. Colcannon is wonderfully flavorful, incredibly filling, and oh-so warming on chilly, windy March days. Though kale and cabbage are fall crops, the emerald green dish ushers in spring. It can be made with either cabbage or kale. Those reared on the version made with kale can never understand how the cabbage version can be considered colcannon, and vice versa. Colcannon comes from the Irish words c l ceannann fhionn, meaning ‘white headed cabbage’. Potatoes, hardy winter greens and onions or leeks were embraced by other cuisines, especially in northern countries like Scotland, England, Germany, and Russia. A similar Dutch dish, ‘Stamppot Boerenkol’, is made with potatoes and kale mashed together. The ingredients are economical, hardy, and filling, so were common among

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p t a a Did someone say comfort food? Then the traditional Irish dish Colcannon is here to give you hot buttery love working classes. Although the Romans are usually credited for introducing cabbages to Europe, there is some evidence that it may have been known to Iron Age Celts. During the Middle Ages, cabbage and onions were common fare. Potatoes, a New World crop, were introduced to Europe in the 16th century. It is possible that parsnips were combined with cabbage to make a similar dish before the introduction of potatoes. Since old Irish

cainnenn can also mean onion, leek or garlic, it’s possible that in its ancestry colcannon may have been a combination of brassica and allium. In any case, of the earliest Irish references to the dish is found in the Diary of Wiliam Bulkely of Bryndda who made two journeys to Dublin in 1735. By the 18th century, the dish had become a favorite of upper classes in England. Today, there are hundreds of recipes for colcannon. Each cook adds their own touch,

and everybody’s Mom’s version is best but it’s hard to get colcannon wrong. The basic ingredients could be found in any Irish country garden, and the recipe often begins by going to the garden with a basket, hoe and pair of clippers to dig potatoes and cut kale. After that, simply cook cabbage or kale and potatoes separately, fry bacon crisp, then mix together and add some onions or scallions, milk, and butter, and mash everything together for a delicious dish. I

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prefer to cook the cabbage lightly in a wok rather than boiling it. Prepare your greens while the potatoes are cooking. The veggies should just tenderize slightly, without losing their bright green hue. The butter should be soft in order to puree with the greens. When the potatoes are cooked, drain them well, mash them, and mix in the greens until the color becomes a beautiful spring green. Season with salt & pepper, and serve. Colcannon Ingredients: 3 pounds potatoes 2 pounds cabbage, kale, or other winter greens 1 teaspoon salt, divided, or more (to taste) 1 large onion, 1 leek or 1 bunch scallions 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 1 cup milk or cream 1/4 pound bacon or ham, optional Directions: If using the kale, strip from the stalks. If using cabbage, cut in quarters, remove outer leaves and cut out the core. Either scrub or peel the potatoes and place in a pot with salted water. Cook until tender. You can also cook them in the peels and slip out of the peels after they’re cooked and slightly cooled.

Cook the kale or cabbage, either in a wok with a little butter until desired tenderness, or steam 7-10 minutes for cabbage, 10-20 minutes for kale. Cook leeks or onion in a little butter 10 minutes or longer. Or chop scallions and add raw at the end. If using a wok, you can add the onion or leek and cook with the greens. To combine the dish, place cooked, peeled potatoes in bowl or casserole and mash with the butter and milk using a ricer (don’t beat them too fine). Chop kale or cabbage fine, and stir in. Stir in cooked onions or scallions. For a meat version, add diced cooked ham or cook bacon until crisp and add at the end. Just before serving, slip in a ring, coin or other objects wrapped in parchment paper. You don’t want it to turn up too soon. To serve in the traditional Irish manner, push the back of a large soup spoon down in the middle of each portion to make a crater, then put a large pat of room-temperature butter into each one to make a “lake.” Diners dip each forkful of colcannon into the butter until its walls are breached. cs

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Forget ‘go cups’ of alcohol—think bigger. Think creamier. Think about strolling down the streets of Savannah, not with a plastic cup of sloshing brew, but with a portable container of frozen custard beer. That’s right. In a haute cuisine twist, beer has been transformed into frozen custard, served like an ice cream push pop. “Go cups” (or “travelers” if you’re really fancy) are a common sight in Savannah. We’re one of a handful of towns in the country where you can legally walk outside a bar and head down the street with an open container of alcohol. If this is your first St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, expect to see that privilege displayed first hand. A lot. Knowing that background, it makes sense that Savannah would be the birthplace of a more upscale take on portable refreshment. This marriage of frozen treat and adult beverage is the unique vision of the Savannah company Exit Strategy. They start with selecting a world class craft beer, and then build a custard recipe that plays off of that specific brew’s rich flavor combinations. Then, they infuse the beer into the custard and create a frozen concoction which may be the most complex, delicious and decidedly adult take on ice cream you’ve ever experienced. Founder Lisa Smith was on a beer pilgrimage when she found the inspiration to merge craft beer with ice cream.  “I’ve been a craft beer fan for many years and this was an idea that came from a road trip with my sister visiting breweries.” When the sisters remarked upon the proximity of one brewery with a local ice cream shop, the concept was born. Two great treats—why shouldn’t they go together? The response has been enthusiastic from local restaurants and retailers alike. You can grab Exit Strategy’s frozen custard in push pop form at craft beer-friendly venues like Green Truck and The Distillery, and even buy pints from a dedicated cooler at The Beer Growler. Mixologists at restaurants like Bar Food are using the custards for crafting floats, and mixing them in with traditional drinks like White Russians.

An Exit Strategy Raspberry Lambic; at right, Lisa Smith and Grafton Kent The frozen custard clocks in at a minuscule half-percent alcohol—a bonus if you’re looking to find this in more locations. The low alcohol percentage allows it to be sold by stores where you wouldn’t normally be able to buy beer, like the Sylvester & Co. boutique on Broughton Street. The custard differs a bit from traditional ice cream, and not just because it’s made with beer. “Our custard is an eggbased ice cream. Frozen custard was developed as something with a smoother texture and stays colder longer,” says Smith. Sales Director Grafton Kent adds, “Another reason for the custard is ice cream has a lot of air content and custard has almost zero. It’s a denser product that has a longer shelf life.” Smith and Kent love all styles of beer, and that’s evident in the variety of flavors offered for sale. You won’t find any watered-down lagers or blasé browns in the mix. Instead, Smith, the recipe creator, chose complex beers like Allagash Tripel and Young’s Chocolate Stout as base beers for their Belgian Tripel and Chocolate Stout custards, respectively. They’ve even teamed with local brewery Southbound on a co-labeled Coffee Stout based on their recent “Moonlight Drive” release. Exit Strategy’s most popular flavor is Raspberry Lambic, which uses the tart profile of Lindeman’s Framboise as a platform for expanding into sweeter fruit flavors without losing the integrity of the spontaneously

fermented, often lip-puckering sour Belgian ale. They’ve found a way to accentuate the refreshing qualities and minimize the harsher notes for a tasty treat that’s the perfect alternative to a traditional digestif. “It’s easier to understand fruit than some other beer styles” said Smith. “It translates really well for people who may think they’re not into craft beer. But there’s a craft beer for everyone, they just haven’t found it yet.” Smith and Kent are thankful to the Savannah community for helping their product to grow. “It’s been tremendous working with the local craft beer and restaurant community,” says Smith. “Everyone has been so supportive, and that has been priceless. We got such a good response right off the bat. People love our products.” So if you really want to impress fellow revelers this St. Patrick’s Day, do more than bring the good craft beer. Bring something that’s just as fun as it is tasty—craft beer frozen custard. cs


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As Savannah’s favorite holiday approaches with its attendant alcohol-based revelry, it’s important to remember that fondness for strong drink was considered almost an expression of patriotism long before the first Irish immigrants came over fleeing the Potato Famine. Copious alcohol consumption by George Washington and his fellow founding fathers has been whitewashed—sometimes literally—from American history by the intervening Temperance movement, whose effects still drive us. For instance, the classic picture of Washington taking his farewell from his troops at Fraunces Tavern in New York—which, of course, involved a toast—was painted with a serving flask clearly visible. This container was painted out of these same pictures later, in the nineteenth century, reminiscent of Soviet photos with purged former leaders excised. Closer to home, during Washington’s 1791 “farewell tour” through Savannah, Charleston, and other points south, the drinking was epic by any era’s standards, with parties and dancing well into the wee hours for days on end. During the extended public holiday of Washington’s tour stops, it was the norm

for the local artillery regiment to fire off a multi-cannon salute every time someone raised a toast—which happened constantly and on into the night. Let’s just say not many people got much sleep in Savannah while Washington partied here. Indeed, it is impossible for Americans to accept the extent to which the Colonial period—including our most sacred political events—was suffused with alcohol. Protestant churches had wine with communion, the standard beverage at meals was beer or cider, and alcohol was served even at political gatherings. Alcohol was consumed at meetings of the Virginian and other state legislatures and, most of all, at the Constitutional Convention. We still have available the list of beverages served at a 1787 farewell party in Philadelphia for Washington just days before the framers signed off on the Constitution. According to the bill preserved from the evening, the 55 attendees drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, eight of whiskey, 22 of porter, eight of hard cider, 12 of beer, and seven bowls of alcoholic punch! That’s more than two bottles of fruit of the vine, plus a number of shots and a lot of punch and beer, for every delegate.

See how Gen. Washington is bro-hugging his officers as he says goodbye? Notice the flask of wine on the table? Yeah, there’s a connection.


That seems humanly impossible to modern Americans. But, you see, across the country during the Colonial era, the average American consumed many times as much beverage alcohol as contemporary Americans do. Getting drunk—but not losing control—was simply socially accepted. By contrast, the Temperance movement insisted that alcohol was a beverage that inexorably progressed to alcoholism. I sport in my apartment the eight illustrations of George Cruikshank’s ‘The Bottle.’ In the first, ‘Frances Latimer brings the bottle out for the first time; he induces his wife to take a drop.’ By the fourth plate: ‘Unable to obtain employment, they are driven by poverty into the street to beg, and by this means they still supply the bottle.’ And four more plates remain where (spoiler alert) things get ‘progressively’ (as in alcoholic progression) worse. Note: Cruikshank was English, and provided the illustrations for Charles Dickens’ early books. But Dickens, who favored the workingman’s right to drink, grew alienated from Cruikshank, the Temperance nudge. This type of Temperance propaganda has so suffused our consciousnesses that even

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Let’s just say George Washington was a man who knew how to relax. the most liberated among us view alcohol and drugs as leading to the kind of addictive progression represented by Cruikshank’s

illustrations. At the time Temperance held sway in the U.S., opiates were widely dispensed to men, women, and children in

tincturated forms such as laudanum. Yet, today, we are convinced by every drug scare that comes down the pike that we cannot possibly control the effects of narcotics and other drugs, let alone alcohol. As Ilse Thompson and I note in Recover! Stop Thinking Like an Addict: “Here’s the story: a way of thinking about addiction has grown up in the United States based on our temperance history. It is furthered by our modern ‘brain revolution,’ supposedly steeped in the biology of behavior and reinforced by an economic juggernaut, that purports to find in neuroscience a full and tidy explanation for addictive behavior. Unfortunately, these cultural beliefs bear little resemblance to the reality of addiction and are not just unhelpful—but detrimental—to people who develop addictions. This is because both the 12 steps and the ‘new’ neuroscience strive to convince you that you are an addict and will always remain an addict, which, by and large, isn’t true. And if you dispute any part of this story, you are in denial, proof positive of everything they say.” And, come on, even the most radically permissive substance users among us are horrified by the amounts drunk at that Philadelphia tavern by our nations’ leading political figures 227 years ago. cs

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The First Friday Art March is slowly becoming a staple of the downtown Savannah art scene. It’s a prime target of opening receptions, since all the perks involved in this event gather a sizable crowd willing to move around and visit the different spaces that are listed on the map each month. The march includes cafes, vintage and music shops, and most importantly, galleries. Fortunately for artists in Savannah, this has created a thirst in the general population for better, more enticing shows. In this edition of the march, there were three shows that really stood out. Fresh Exhibitions Gallery, headquarters of the organizing team for the Art March, opened a beautiful illustration show with an ecological message. Kristin Myers, a New Jersey native who received her B.F.A. in Painting from SCAD in 2006, opened her show “The Tides of Trash.” Her illustrative exploration of line and ink on paper departs from her early work in representational painting, as well as represents her deep fascination with the ocean. Having been born and raised a few blocks from the shoreline, Myers collects the trash that washes onto the shore from the sea. Using a grid system, she painstakingly

transfer the lines and details she finds in the photos of the collection of items. Her series “Piles of Trash” creates a visual simulation of depth by drawing three or four elements, each on one sheet of velum and framing them one on top of the other. The quality of her line is pristine and precise. Once again, this systematic approach to depicting something so organic in nature creates an interesting contrast that keeps the viewer interested enough. “The Tides of Trash” will be shown until March 15. “Hematologic” greeted the public with an immensely skillful use of enamel at Non-Fiction Gallery. Madeleine Crawford opened her M.F.A. thesis show consisting of the exploration of blood as a visual reference. In her very particular approach to her medium, Crawford pairs terminology pertaining to the medical study of blood with each painting, giving the spectator a direction towards the interpretation of the piece. Taking the abstraction of the blood so far that it starts reading more as an exploration of color and shape, it allows all spectators to relate to the painting without losing its contemporary flare.

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ing its museum premiere, is Yellin’s largest and most complex work, a massive 12-ton, three-paneled epic, embodying his vision of the world and consciousness. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

F/5 Visual Impact — Graduate exhibit featuring the capstone work of five graduating seniors in the Fine Arts program at Armstrong. Works by Margie Bach, Jennifer Fitch, Rachel Greneker, Jennifer Hardee and Rachel Sawyer. Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Blvd.

Transcending Perceptions — Exhibit by seniors at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Featuring Bridget Beasley, Michelle Churchill, Dawn DeFrank, Shannon Hurlebaus, Tramel Jason Middlebrook: Submerged — Middlebrook transformed logs once submerged in the Ortiz. Reception 5:30 p.m., Friday, March Savannah River and that provided infra21. Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Blvd. structure for over 200 years. Planed and painted planks hang from various heights Continuing and angles throughout the museum’s lobby. Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6-7:30 p.m. Savannah Calling — Multimedia art exhibition SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. featuring the collaborative work of Robert

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Alfredo Jaar: Shadows — SCAD deFINE ART 2014 honoree Alfredo Jaar presents the world premier of a site specific installation, Shadows. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Karin Mead Photography Exhibition — Mead’s recent work photographing the children of Copper Canyon and other areas in Mexico. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Matthew Brandt: Lakes and Reservoirs — Using

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Nathan Mabry: Process (B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E) — A six-piece, sculpture-based installa-

tion exhibited in the Alex Townsend Grand Courtyard. Mabry appropriates figures of Rodin’s “The Burghers of Calais,” adorning them with familiar American mascot heads. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. New Work by Mohamed Danawi — An illustra-

tion professor at SCAD, Danawi creates bold yet simple posters, evoking a sense of conceptual humor. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. New York Accents — An exhibition of visual

art, decorative and fine art objects from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection dating from the early 19th century to the present, exploring the rich influence of New York on Savannah. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Nicola Lopez: “Babel Revisited: History Repeats Itself” — Four-part, print-based installation

created specifically for the “jewel box” exhibition spaces on the façade of the SCAD Museum of Art. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Pottery by Deborah Mueller & Driftwood Sculpture by R.L. Brethauer — Mueller uses stoneware

and raku clays in her sculptural pottery, she incorporates weaving materials in the Raku which create unusual pottery. Brethauer creates nature enhanced driftwood ships and candles holders using recycled copper, brass,reclaimed building materials and driftwood. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. Rivers: Exhibition by Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) — Collaborative paintings inspired

by speeches/writings/music of Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Jacobs, Mark Twain, W.E.B. Du Bois & Duke Ellington. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Sam Nhlengethwa: Life, Jazz and Lots of Other Things — Nhlengethwa’s first solo museum

exhibition in the U.S. Nhlengethwa is one of South Africa’s leading contemporary artists. The exhibition opens with with a juxtaposition of works by Nhlengethwa and Romare Bearden and also features vibrant jazz scenes, images of daily life and nation building, along with iconic works that touch on deep social issues. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

The Tides of Trash — Artist Kristin Myers

collects trash from the beach and uses it to create artwork reflecting the object’s enduring existence, and bringing awareness to the garbage we create. Related event: Beach clean up on Tybee Island, Sat. March 15, 9am. Contact Kristin for meetup location. Free and open to the public. Fresh Exhibitions, 2427 Desoto Ave. Viviane Sassen: In and Out of Fashion — Sassen

experiments with bringing elements from her staged photography (mirrors, collage, tape, color filters) into the museum space. Her fashion photography is marked by innovative strength and surreal beauty. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Watercolors by Victoria Collett — Paintings by Australia-born, Savannah-based artist, writer and nurse. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

Classes Portrait Photography — This creative class will teach you how to use off-camera flash, studio lighting, available light and photo editing to create flattering portraits of your subjects—people, pets, faces and more. Any camera and prints or digital files will be accepted. Suggested prerequisite: Creative Photography. $90 per person Tue., March 18, 6 p.m. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Session II Visual Arts Classes and Workshops Now Registering — Session II classes and

workshops. Day and evening sessions are offered for children, teens, and adults in all skill levels. Sessions begin March 24 and run through May 2 and are held at the Department of Cultural Affairs Wednesdays.. 912-651-6783. savannahga.gov/arts. Wednesdays. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Art Classes and Lessons — Drawing and painting classes and private lessons offered by artist Karen Bradley. Call or email for details. 912-507-7138. kbillustration@ mac.com. Art Classes on Tybee — Tybee Arts Association

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300: Rise of an Empire The belated sequel to the 2006 international blockbuster 300, 300: Rise of an Empire is the sort of film that’s so monumentally awful, it effectively shuts down all critical reasoning and forces one to merely babble in clichés. In short, I’ve seen better film on teeth. This movie wasn’t released; it escaped. And I wouldn’t trust Noam Murro to direct traffic down a one-way street. Wholly unnecessary from a narrative angle - after all, the hunky heroes from the first film all died - this elects to follow a group of Greek warriors whose adventures are largely running concurrent to those of the 300. (This brings to mind how Life of Brian focused on a guy whose life paralleled that of Jesus, the main difference being that the Monty Python flick was, you know, good.) General Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) is in charge, and with the Persian army on the march, he seeks help from all quarters - more so once he hears of the deaths of the 300. As it stands, though, his motley crew is no match for the massive Persian forces that are being led by Artemisia (Eva Green), a warrior woman whose viciousness knows no bounds (in one scene, we see her kill a Spartan prisoner and then lock lips with his severed head). I wasn’t the biggest fan of Zack Snyder’s 300, but that film at least sported a thendistinctive look as well as offered Gerald

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Butler one of his few decent roles. This follow-up attempts to emulate its predecessor’s visual palate but only winds up as an eyesore. The gore is neither realistic nor entertainingly over-the-top; instead, it appears storyboarded to death, with much of the bloodletting presented in studied slow motion. It’s a dull, deadening approach, the type that can probably only be truly appreciated by 15-year-old boys and serial killers. The shooting style is also the sort that annoyingly accentuates every piece of dust or ash floating by (well, CGI-ing by), and I half-hoped to see one of the dust bunnies from My Neighbor Totoro wafting down the screen, if only to perk me up. Those who lusted over the likes of Butler, Dominic West and Michael Fassbender in the first film - or even became emotionally involved in their struggles - had best temper any expectations this time around. Led by the snoozy Stapleton, these vanilla actors inspire indifference more than anything else, and it’s hard to care whether they live or die at the hands of Artemisia. That brings us to Eva Green. As Artemisia, she’s the only positive ingredient to be found in this entire film. Absolutely ferocious in the part, she’s the only performer who manages to command our

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Non-Stop

OOO While most moviegoers might now find it impossible to imagine anyone other than Daniel Day-Lewis portraying Honest Abe in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the first choice for the role was actually Liam Neeson. The Schindler’s List star had spent countless hours over the years researching the 16th President, finally dropping out because he ultimately felt he was too old for the part. I wish he had still tackled the role since I find him worthy of winning an Oscar — he should have scored for 2004’s Kinsey but absurdly wasn’t even nominated — but he seems to have completely veered off that path, now choosing to only appear in the

types of films that don’t win awards for their actors. And yet, Neeson’s career pirouette has blessed the action flick with something it usually doesn’t harbor: a leading man who can emote as well as he can punch. His presence immeasurably aided the exciting Taken and the underrated Unknown (Taken 2 was simply too wretched to be saved), and now he performs similar duty with Non-Stop. Yet this new picture isn’t straight-up fisticuffs and firearms, as it also contains an old-fashioned mystery in the whodunnit? vein. Thus, it’s more like Murder on the Orient Express and less like Snakes on a Plane. Actually, Shakes on a Plane would have been a sound title, as Neeson’s character, Bill Marks, is a jumpy sort, thanks to his alcoholism and his pteromerhanophobia (no, not a fear of pterodactyls but a fear of flying). Neither of these hang-ups are exactly conducive to someone who makes his living as an air marshall, but them’s the breaks for Marks, whose latest assignment is a NewYork-to-London flight. It’s not too long into the intercontinental jaunt, though, before he receives an ominous text message on his secure cell phone: Place $150 million into a specified account or watch a passenger get murdered every 20 minutes. It sounds ridiculous, but Marks takes the threat seriously and begins checking out the 150 passengers on board to winnow them down to the likeliest suspects. Could it be the bald guy (Corey Stoll) who’s always furtively glancing around the cabin? The attractive woman ( Julianne Moore) sitting next to Marks? The mild-mannered professor (Scoot McNairy) who was supposed to be heading to Amsterdam? The Middle Eastern man (Omar Metwally) who naturally fits America’s idea of an in-flight antagonist? Surely it couldn’t be one of the stewardesses, veteran Nancy (Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery) or newbie Gwen (12 Years a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o)?

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Pompeii? Oy vey. Just as James Cameron used a historical disaster as the backdrop to a romance between two kids from opposite sides of the track, so too does director Paul W.S. Anderson. But that’s where the comparison ends, because whereas Cameron managed to make Titanic as majestic as the ship it honored, Anderson’s film comparatively feels like a toy boat bobbing upside down in the bathtub. Set in 79 A.D., the film centers on Milo, who as a little boy watches his entire village (including his parents) get slaughtered by a Roman leader named Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland). Cut to 17 years later, and Milo (now played by Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington) is a slave whose skill in the gladiator arena means that he can provide good entertainment for the masses. He’s shipped off to Pompeii, where he befriends a fellow gladiator named Atticus (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and catches the eye of the upper-crust Cassia (Emily Browning). But Corvus reenters the picture, lusting after Cassia and doing his damnedest to kill Milo. Every once in a while, the actors sway back and forth and some stuff crashes to the floor to remind viewers that there’s a volcano bubbling in the background, ready to blow its lid. And after a few of these false-alarm earthquakes, Mount Vesuvius finally does just that, erupting as powerfully as James Deen in one of his 1,098 films. Tedious in the extreme, Pompeii is basically an amateurish amalgamation of such


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THE LEGO MOVIE

OOO An ADD-friendly effort that will please adults because of their own pop-culture savvy and children because they’re, well, children, The LEGO Movie employs those building blocks right from the start —with a LEGO logo (Warner Bros.)—and keeps ‘em coming until a third-act twist. Of course, it’s all a bit disingenuous since the Legos aren’t for the most part actual plastic building blocks but computer-generated pixels, but of course that’s to be expected in these postRay Harryhausen/Willis O’Brien times. At any rate, the picture sports a unique look, even if adjusting to it feels a bit like having to get used to Peter Jackson’s High Frame Rate on the first Hobbit film. The plot is the usual pablum about an ordinary guy who against all odds morphs into a beloved champion—in this case, it’s Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), a construction worker with no friends but plenty of bad entertainment choices (his favorite TV show is a bit of inanity called Where Are My Pants?). But Emmet begins his journey from zero to hero after he’s pegged by punk girl Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) and wizard Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) to be a “Master Builder,” the chosen one who can stop the evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell). And during his Matrix-like odyssey,

of Shakespeare’s plays or some anonymous human being. What would you do?” That query is the tickle at the back of the throat throughout The Monuments Men, a true-life World War II tale that was captured in book form by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter. That novel, titled The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, served as the source for this film version from writer-director-producer-star George Clooney and his frequent collaborator, writerproducer Grant Heslov. It’s the sort of picture for which no expense was spared, given its high production values and its A-list cast. It’s also the sort of picture that one wishes were betLiam Neeson in Non-Stop: Shakes on a plane ter, as the number of missed opportunities seemingly equals the number of unexploded improvement over anything in the original, he comes into contact with such known landmines at the war’s close. then clearly there’s trouble in New Detroit. It’s deep into the war, and art preservafigures as Batman (Will Arnett), Abraham Gone is practically all of the pitch-black tionist Frank Stokes (Clooney) is being Lincoln (Will Forte) and Lando Calrissian given the go-ahead by FDR to assemble a (Billy Dee Williams, in the house!) and such humor (remember those hilarious comgroup of men with the purpose of hightailnewbies as Bad Cop (Liam Neeson), Metal mercials and newscasts?), with the nyuks coming solely from the presence of Samuel ing it to Europe, where they’ll try to locate Beard (Nick Offerman) and Unikitty (AliL. Jackson as a FOX-styled TV personaland take back the thousands of paintings son Brie). ity. Also missing are ample vignettes of and statues that the Nazis had stolen durWalt Disney understood the value of a RoboCop in crime-busting mode, whether ing their tear through various countries. The short running time in a family film , and classic works have been earmarked for inclushooting a would-be rapist in the penis or with a 100-minute run time, The LEGO sion in the Fuhrer Museum being planned hurling a would-be thief across a conveMovie often does feel like too much of a by Hitler; the more modern ones (like nience store. good thing; I was satiated more than once. those by a fellow named Picasso) are being Instead, this new picture gets bogged destroyed. down in one numbing scene after another, ROBOCOP Clearly, it’s a daunting assignment, so most centered around RoboCop’s attendant OP There are basically two ways to approach doctor (Gary Oldman), his brilliant creator Stokes recruits the best that the U.S. art world has to offer: museum curator James RoboCop, a movie I wouldn’t buy for a dollar (Michael Keaton) and his mourning wife Granger (Matt Damon), architect Richard (Abbie Cornish). even on picture-perfect Blu-ray. Obviously, Campbell (Bill Murray), sculptor Walter These are all cardboard characters bereft the first is to compare it to its 1987 predecessor; just as obvious, the second is to treat of personality or depth; the only person who Garfield ( John Goodman) and art historian it as its own entity. The results? On its own, makes any sort of impression is Jackie Earle (and ballet director) Preston Savitz (Bob Balaban). He completes the group with two Haley, playing the new character of a gun it’s merely average; in comparison, it’s close to awful. Either way, most viewers will justi- specialist rubbed the wrong way by R-Cop. overseas allies, the charismatic Frenchman Jean Claude Clermont ( Jean Dujardin) and Let’s forget the comparisons for a fiably be feeling a fair amount of rage against the boozing Englishman Donald Jeffries moment. Folks who wouldn’t know Robothe machine. (Hugh Bonneville), as well as Private Sam Cop from Paul Blart: Mall Cop will find Paul Verhoeven’s ‘80s effort is a sci-fi Epstein (Dimitri Leonidas), a Jewish kid gem that has only grown in stature over the the film to be a particularly joyless exercise. Aside from Jackson’s schtick, the only laughs from New Jersey whose family had managed ensuing years. Pulling no punches in either are unintentional, fostered by the sequences to escape from Germany just in time. its violent set pieces or its satiric riffs, the The Monuments Men serves up a terin which we see Murphy stripped of his picture casts Peter Weller as Alex Murphy, rific premise for a movie, although buffs Robo-armor: nothing left but face, right a Detroit cop who, after being blown away will recall at least two previous efforts with by criminal scum, is transformed by a major hand and a pulsating chest of glop. the same subject: the 2006 documentary conglomerate into RoboCop, a metallic law The Rape of Europa, with its Monuments officer who eventually finds himself fighting THE MONUMENTS MEN Men-friendly tagline, “Imagine the World white-collar corruption as much as he’s tak- OOP ing down thieves, murderers and rapists. It’s a question that’s been posed in one way Without Our Masterpieces,” and John Frankenheimer’s 1964 The Train, starring Burt The new version, which marks the Engor another through the ages, but let’s co-opt lish-language debut of Brazilian director the variation employed in Woody Allen’s Bul- Lancaster as a French Resistance operative attempting to stop the Nazis from abscondJose Padilha (Elite Squad and Bus 174, both lets Over Broadway. Chewing over weighty ing with prized works of art. excellent) and the screenwriting debut of matters, Sheldon Flender (Rob Reiner) It’s usually a pleasure when a new one Joshua Zetumer, sticks with the basic outasks fellow playwright David Shayne ( John line but veers off in many unexpected ways. Cusack), “Let’s say there was a burning build- appears on the horizon, and this particular That’s actually a commendable approach, ing and you could rush in and you could save picture has enough going for it to deserve a but when none of the changes are an look. CS only one thing: either the last known copy 51

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sword’n’sandal works as Spartacus, Games of Thrones and Gladiator, although it definitely sets its compass to Titanic, right down to a scene that swaps out that film’s lifesaving flotsam for a mighty steed. And while imitation can indeed be the sincerest form of flattery, that’s not the case when the results are as ham-fisted as those here. The 3-D effects are negligible, the tidal wave set-piece is often risible (particularly that ship that smoothly sails down the street) and Sutherland delivers another awful performance (yeah, yeah, he’s beloved thanks to TV’s 24, but ever check out most of his film work?). And while I have to assume it was unintentional, it’s worth noting that the three most likable characters are all black, and without exception all are sacrificed so that our lily-white lovebirds might have a better chance of escaping a fiery death. When it’s not busy tracking the fortunes of our mopey lovers or chucking Milo into the arena for gladiator-on-gladiator action (the highlights of the film), the script (credited to three writers) wastes its time on a business deal between Corvus and Cassia’s father ( Jared Harris), the sort of arid drivel that immediately landed The Phantom Menace in hot water when its heroes opened the movie discussing trade routes and taxes.


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Activism & Politics 13th Colony Patriots

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

An informal, left-leaning gathering to discuss politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, or anything else that comes up. Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. Tondee's Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street (912) 341-7427 Free ongoing, 7 p.m. livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. ongoing, 7 p.m Muffins with Mary Ellen

Alderman Mary Ellen Sprague hosts a weekly gathering for District 4 constituents every Wednesday morning. Residents and business owners of District 4 are invited to drop-in to ask questions and discuss local issues. Free and open to the public. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m. 912-6590103. ogeecheecoffee.com/. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St. Savannah Area Young Republicans

Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr.org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. ongoing Savannah Tea Party

Free to attend. Note new location, date and time. Food and beverages available for purchase. Call for additional information. Reservations not necessary. Annual Dues $10.00. Free ongoing, 5:30 p.m. 912-598-7358. savannahteaparty.com. ongoing, 5:30 p.m Young Democrats

Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-6197712. foxyloxycafe.com/. ongoing Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Auditions and Calls for Entries Call for Artists

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The Sentient Bean is seeking experienced artists interested in showing their work for the duration of one month at the Bean. Artists must have a website with current images representing a sample of the work to be shown in order to be consid52 ered. To apply, please send an email to

compiled by robin wright gunn | happenings@connectsavannah.com Happenings is Connect Savannah’s listing of community gatherings, events, classes and groups. If you want an event listed, email happenings@connectsavannah.com. Include specific dates, time, locations with addresses, cost and a contact number. Deadline for inclusion is 5pm Friday, to appear in next Wednesday’s edition.

sentientbooking@gmail.com with the subject line “art show” and include the following information: 1. Artist name and phone number 2. Link to website that has current and relevant images of work for proposed show 3. Link to artist resume (preferred) or artist resume attached as a PDF file ONLY 4. Type of work to be shown, including medium, general sizes, price range, and how many of pieces will be in the show 5. Link to artist statement (preferred) or artist statement attached as a PDF file ONLY ongoing. sentientbean. com/booking#visualarts. sentientbean. com. ongoing The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Call for Proposals for Neighborhood Arts Programming Instructors

City of Savannah seeks proposals for visual and performing art instructors for the 2014 Neighborhood Arts Programs funded through its Weave-a-Dream program. Arts programming will take place throughout 2014 at Crusader, Woodville and Tatemville Neighborhood Centers. See City of Savannah Cultural Affairs website for details and proposal requirements. Proposal deadline: March 17, 2014. Find applications on the Cultural Affairs website. Call or email for information. Through March 17. (912) 644-7927. cnorthcutt@savannahga.gov. savannahga. gov/arts. Through March 17 Call for Stories from Families with Down Syndrome and Other Different Abilities

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is calling for stories and tips from families with children with different abilities. LDSS hopes to collect 25 stories that will be published in a book to be sold online. The goal of this project is create a resource for parents and families to learn from each others’ experiences. There are no limitations set on the length of the stories submitted, but entries should include the writer’s full name, a photo to accompany the story, information on your child, and words of wisdom to other families that have a child with Down Syndrome. Stories ideas might include: the diagnosis of Down Syndrome in utero or at birth, what to expect and when, tips on traveling, enrolling in school, immersion, reading, motor skills, health tips, play time, and words of encouragement. All proceeds from ebook sales will benefit the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. Share your story in hopes to help other families on their journey. Please send story submissions to savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com by March 31. Every 3 days. savannahpublicrelations@gmail. com. Every 3 days City of Savannah TV Show Seeks Entries

The City of Savannah's TV station, SGTV is seeking insightful and well-crafted pro-

files, documentaries, animations, original music videos, histories or other original works by or about the citizens of Savannah to run on "Engage", a television show produced by the city. Interested in collaborating with filmmakers, artists, musicians and others in producing original content for the program. While the City does not offer compensation for such programs, SGTV does offer an opportunity to expose local works to a wide audience. More than 55,000 households in Chatham County have access to SGTV. Submit proposals via website. The City reserves the right to reject any programming that does not meet content standards. ongoing. savannahga. gov/engagesgtv. ongoing

website. ongoing. wifarmersmarket. org. ongoing Benefits

Gallery Seeks Local Artists

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

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 ,. Homeschool Music Classes

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

Call for proposals for its 2014 WeaveA-Dream—Cultural & Arts Projects initiative. Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs are to be completed prior to December 31, 2014 and the application must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project. Project funding is available up to $2,500 per program/project. Emphasis on proposals that actively involve youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah. Applicants must be a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits. Proposed programs must also be produced within the City’s corporate limits. No individual artist applications will be accepted. Applications are available on the Department of Cultural Affairs website. Mondays.. 912-651-6417. cnorthcutt@savannahga.gov. (savannahga.gov\ arts. Mondays. Wilmington Island Farmers Market Seeks Vendors

The Wilmington Island Farmers' Market, scheduled to reopen for Spring 2014, seeks applications from potential vendors. Vendor application, market rules and regulations are available on the

Bryan County Bark Park Yappy Hour Fundraiser

The Bark Park's monthly Bring Your Own Dog Yappy Hour, a gathering of dog lovers and well behaved dogs to raise funds to build a dog park at Henderson Park in Bryan County. Free and open to the public. Thu., March 13, 6-8 p.m. 912-429-3950. Lesley@francis.com. bryancountybarkpark.com. Thu., March 13, 6-8 p.m Fish Tales at Ft. McAllister Marina, 3203 Ft. McAllister Rd. Chatham County Animal Control Seeks Donations of Items

Forsyth Farmers Market Seeks Sponsors

Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. 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 SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers

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Happenings | continued from previous page entation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-years-old. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@savannahga.gov. ongoing St. Patrick's Day Firefighter's Ball

It's that time of year again. Tickets to the HOTTEST party in Savannah are NOW on sale and you are officially invited to the St. Patrick's Day Firefighter's Ball in the Beautiful, Historic, Savannah, Georgia! This event is open to the public. Come out and meet your Savannah Firefighters as well as many firefighters from all across the world including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles. Charleston, Atlanta, Boise, Ireland, and Orlando. $60 Sat., March 15, 6 & 11 p.m. 912.660.9001. Brian@StaffordPromotions.com. charleshmorriscenter.com. Sat., March 15, 6 & 11 p.m Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. 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. 912-4846415. melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. 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 912-667-1056. 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 Basic Gun Safety Class

The Chatham County Sheriffs Office firearms instructors offer a basic gun safety class for Chatham County civilians on the third Saturday of every month from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The tuition is only $25.00. If interested in attending the class, please feel free to contact Sgt. Glisson at (912) 652-6959 to sign up as class sizes are limited for safety reasons. Those interested do not need to own a firearm to attend the class. third Saturday of every month, 8:30 a.m.-noon. 912-652-6959. third Saturday of every month, 8:30 a.m.-noon Beading Classes

Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, 6 West State Street. Check website calendar or call for info. 912-441-2656. perlinabeadshop.com.

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

Taught by Happenstance Bellydance.

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

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

Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-3494582. ctcsavannah.com. Chatham County Sheriff's Office Explorers Post 876

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office Explorers Post 876, is currently accepting applications from young men and women (ages 14-20 years old) who are interested in a career in Law Enforcement. Explorers experience mentoring, motivation, and learn skills which help prepare them for their roles as a productive citizen in the Coastal Empire. Interested parties may visit the Chatham County Sheriff's web page, click "Community" then Explorers Post 876" for applications, or contact Cpl. R. Bryant-Elleby at (912)651-3743. ongoing. 912-651-3743. chathamsheriff.org. ongoing 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.

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. 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. 912-897-3604. 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. $30 912-354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany's Spanish/English Institute

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

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

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.

Boating Classes

Free Fitness Boot Camp

Clay Classes

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

Contemporary Soup dance Sundays at 3:30pm - 4:15pm. A softer genre of jazz and hip hop, this distinct dance style is an outgrowth of modern dance blended with elements of rhythm and blues. Dancers are encouraged to place emphases on the connection of the mind and body through

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: Painting Interior Walls

Another installment in Habitat ReStore Savannah's 2014's semi-monthly expertled 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., March 15, 10 a.m. 912.655.3416. Sat., March 15, 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, 9am11am. 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 Mindfulness (Vipassana) Meditation

Foundations and Hindrances to Mindfulness. Instruction, meditation, discussion. Handouts provided. Instructor: Un Shin Cindy Beach Sensei, has taught Mindfulness for over 15 yrs. Text for info & registration. 6 wk. package- $90; Drop-In &20 Wed., March 12, 6 p.m. 912-4297265. revfugon@gmail.com. Wed., March 12, 6 p.m The Savannah Zen Center, 111 E. 34th St. Jazz Funk Dance

Jazz Funk dance Sundays at 2:30pm 3:15pm. This dance style is a blend of jazz and funk characterized by a strong back beat, groove, and electrified sound. It implements all types of improvisational elements from soul and funk arrangements. Jazz Funk will get you in the mood to groove to the music and having fun doing it. This class is open to ages 10+. $15 for drop-in or 4 for $50 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. 404-709-9312. inspiredanceprogram@hotmail.com. Sundays, 2:30 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Knitting & Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav.com. Mondays Knitting Class with Doris Greider

Fiber artist Doris Grieder teaches beginning knitting with a variety of yarns. Learn the basics of knitting, how to start and finish projects, and making scarves with novelty yarn. Three week class runs April 14-April 28,6-9pm. Offered by the City of Savannah Cultural Affairs Department. Advance registration is required. Call 651-6783 to register. $50 city /$55 non-city residents Tuesdays. Tuesdays. Latin Cardio

Latin Cardio is a cardio based workout class that is designed to get your off the couch and sweat while having fun!


happenings | continued from previous page 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 make a melon basket

Learn this method of basket weaving in a two-session workshop taught by artist, Karen Harvell. Traditional Appalachian rib construction will be taught using flat and round reeds. Offered by City of Savannah Cultural Affairs Department, Tuesday March 25 and Tues April 1, 5:30-8:30pm. Advance registration required, call 6516783 to register. $50 city residents/ $55 non city residents. Wednesdays. Wednesdays. 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. 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.

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. 912-354-1500. 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. 912-6928055. 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.

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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. colonialquilts. us. ongoing Colonial Quilts and Savannah Sewing Center, 11710 Largo Drive. Reading/Writing Tutoring

Ms. Dawn’s Tutoring in reading, writing, and composition. Remedial reading skills, help with borderline dyslexia, to grammar, term paper writing, and English as a Second Language. Fun methods for children to help them learn quickly. Contact: cordraywriter@gmail.com or text or call 912-12-660-7399. Call for fee information. Russian Language Classes

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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@

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Happenings | continued from previous page levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. ongoing Senior Property Tax Exemption Seminar

St. John "The Mighty Fortress" located at 522 Hartridge Street in downtown Savannah and the Chatham County Tax Assessor's Office will sponsor a Senior Property Tax Exemption Seminar on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Chatham County representatives will be available to answer your questions and assist you in applying for your tax exemption. This event is free and open to the public. Thu., March 13, 6 p.m. 912-236-9057. carolyndowse@att. net. stjohnsavannah.org. Thu., March 13, 6 p.m St. John Baptist Church, 522-28 Hartridge St. Session II Visual Arts Classes and Workshops Now Registering

City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for ceramics, metals, glass, fibers, jewelry, painting and drawing, clay and basket making, Fused Glass Wind Chime workshop, Clay Bird Feeders workshop, Stained Glass Picture Frame,and Melon Basket making class. Day and evening sessions for children, teens, and adults in all skill levels, March 24- May 2. Three week and six week classes, and weekend workshops. Call or see website for pricing and schedule. Mondays, Saturdays.. (912)

651-6783. savannahga.gov/arts. Mondays, Saturdays. Sewing Classes

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

Gives students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling the opportunity to use assigned readings, writing homework, and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Works of Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Ann Beattie and others will be studied. Upon completion, students will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing, and the art of revision. Offered by Georgia Southern's Continuing Education division in Savannah. Call or email for days/times/pricing. ongoing. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. ceps.georgiasouthern. edu/conted/cesavannahmenu.html.. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. ongoing Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Singing Classes

Bel Canto is the name of the style of singing invented by Nicola Vaccai, which helps

the voice become flexible and expressive, improves the vocal range and breathing capacity and is the technique Anitra Warren uses to train her students. It carries over well as a foundation for opera, rock, pop, gospel and musical theatre. $25 Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m. 786-247-9923. anitraoperadiva@yahoo.com. MondaysSundays, 6 p.m Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 West State Street, 3rd and 4th flrs.,. Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for improving vocal range and breathing capacity. A good foundation technique for different styles--opera, pop, rock, cabaret. Fridays 5:30-8:30pm. 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. 912-6560760. 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. 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, 912272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@ gmail.com. ongoing

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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. 912-925-0903. theballetschoolsav.com. ongoing Avegost LARP

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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 Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912308-6768. 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 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, 9:15am11:30am. 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. 912-3086768. ongoing Knittin’ Night

Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-2380514. 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, 3003 Rowland Ave. 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. 912233-6014. ongoing Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Philo Cafe

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

A local club for fans from all over the sci-fi /fantasy universe, role-players and gamers. Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Super King Buffet 10201 Abercorn St., Savannah at 7PM. Contact: kasak@comcast.net. Website: roguephoenix.org or on Facebook. ongoing. 912-3082094. 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. 912-4470943. 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 Discus-

sion 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. 912-4296918. 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. 912-308-6768. 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. 912-3537700. 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 continues on p. 58

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in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you're a nonplayer character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@ gmail.com. avegost.com. ongoing

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Happenings | continued from previous page 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. 912-655-0994. 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

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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. 912-484-6710. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

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club for you! We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm, 2nd floor, Southwest Chatham Lib. This months read: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. None second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Tertulia en español at Foxy Loxy

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

Have a great love of the dead drop, tradecraft and signals? Then this is the book

Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert 3/16

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. 912-5987387. savannahaux.com. ongoing

Internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer releases her seventh solo album with The Muse’s Voice: A Celebration of Women Composers performed on the Gabe M. Wiener Organ (Casavant, 2002) at New York City’s Central Synagogue. Featuring works by today’s leading female composers including Jennifer Higdon, Nadia Boulanger, Jeanne Demessieux and Judith Bingham, The Muse’s Voice enthralls listeners with Archer’s ability to leap seamlessly from baroque to late romantic and modern eras. Free Sun., March 16, 4 p.m. 912.598.7242. stpeterssavannah.org. Sun., March 16, 4 p.m St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Piano Lessons

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

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, WoodvilleTompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@comcast.net. ongoing 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. 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 Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 6 p.m Bonna Bella Waterfront Grille, 2740 Livingston Avenue. Lunchtime Lenten Concert Series: Hubert Baker, Organist

Trinity's Lunchtime Lenten Concert Series continues with organist Hubert Baker Savannah Writers Group performing works of Handel, Mozart and A gathering of writers of all levels for net- Baker, in the church sanctuary. Lunch beworking, hearing published guest authors, fore or after the concert in the dining hall. and writing critique in a friendly, support- a.m.-12:15 p.m. and from 12:45-1:15 p.m.. ive environment. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Free to attend. Lunch is $5. Wed., March 7:00pm, Atlanta Bread Company, Twelve 12, 12:15-12:45 p.m. 912-233-4766. trinOaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn. ity1848.org. trinitychurch1848.org/. Wed., Free and open to the public. See website March 12, 12:15-12:45 p.m Trinity United or call for info. ongoing. savannahwriters- Methodist Church, 225 West President St. group.blogspot.com. ongoing Organ Concert by Gail Archer Spies and Mysteries Book Club

amazing acoustics of St. Peter's Church, Skidaway Island. www.gailarcher.com No Admission Charge Sun., March 16, 4 p.m. 912-598-7242. TmcKee@StPetersSavannah.org. StPetersSav.org. stpeterssavannah.org. Sun., March 16, 4 p.m St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road.

Community Concert Series presents Grammy-nominated recording artist Gail Archer on the glorious pipe organ in the

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. Vocal Recital: Diandra Canzius

This soprano performs a student recital. Free and open to the public. Fri., March 14, 2:30 p.m. armstrong.edu. Fri., March 14, 2:30 p.m Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. Conferences 2014 Women In The Arts Symposium

Presentations in each discipline at various times in the Armstrong Student Union Savannah Ballroom and Ogeechee Theater. Free and open to the public. Thu., March 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-344-2801. about. armstrong.edu/Maps/index.html. Thu., March 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 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. 912-234-8745. ongoing

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. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@ gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing. com. Wednesdays, 8 p.m Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

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

Adult Intermediate Ballet

C.C. Express Dance Team

Argentine Tango

Dance for Peace

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

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-7480731. ongoing Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. 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.


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Dance Lessons (Salsa, Bachata)

Learn to dance Salsa & Bachata. For info, call Austin (912-704-8726) or Omar (Spanish - 787-710-6721). Thursdays. 912-704-8726. salsa@salsasavannah.com. salsasavannah.com. Thursdays Great Gatsby, 408 West Broughton Street. Dance Party

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

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

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-7480731. ongoing Irish Dance Classes

Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Info via email or phone. ongoing. 912704-2052. prideofirelandga@gmail.com. ongoing 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, 7:30pm10:00pm. 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 Monthly USA Ballroom Dance

Fort Pulaski National Monument presents two historical fashion shows featuring garments of the Civil War era. 1:00 PM--Victorian Secrets: Civil War Ladies Undergarments. Review the dressing process with layer upon layer of undergarments for the 19th century woman – complete with live model – and dress her from the “inside out”. 1:30pm Civil War Ladies Fashion Show. The staff and volunteers of Fort Pulaski “walk the runway” and offer a narrated look at clothing of the Civil War period – from day dresses to ball gowns and everything in between. Park admission. Sun., March 16. nps.gov/fopu. nps. gov/fopu/. Sun., March 16 Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island.

BALLROOM Support your Ballroom Dance Club. ***JANUARY 18, 2014***. Bring refreshments for the party. Lesson from 7-8 pm. Social dancing from 8-10 pm. $10 members $15 non-members third Saturday of every month, 7 p.m. 912-2247593. moonriverdancers6069@yahoo.com. Digging Savannah: Archeology Walking Tour third Saturday of every month, 7 p.m Moon of Downtown Savannah A tour of downtown Savannah's unseen River Dancers, 160 Whitemarsh Rd. Pole Dancing Classes and forgotten archaeology sites, led by Beginners class, Wednesdays, 8pm. Level Armstrong archeologist Laura Seifert. II, Mondays, 8pm. $22/one class. $70/ Meet at the flagpole at Battlefield Park. four classes. Preregistration required. Please RSVP by email. Free and open to Learn pole dance moves and spins while the public. Sat., March 15, 2 p.m. digginggetting a full body workout. Pole Fitness savannah@gmail.com. chsgeorgia.org/ Classes Monday/Wednesday, 11am. Noth- History-Musuem.html. Sat., March 15, 2 ing comes off but your shoes. Call or see p.m Battlefield Memorial Park, 601 West website for info. ongoing. 912-398-4776. Harris St. fitnessbodybalance.com. ongoing Fitness Farm a la Carte: A Mobile Farmer's Market Body & Balance Personal Training Studio, At various spots around town, including Green Truck on Wednesdays, 2:30pm2209 Rowland Ave, Suite 2. RAVE NIGHT with DJ ORSON WELLS 6:30pm. Bethesda Farmers' Market on Get your Rave on with the the one and Thursdays, 3:00-5:30pm. Forsyth Park only DJ Orson Wells! We got glow sticks! Farmers' Market on Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Saturdays, 9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 p.m Sustainable meats, organic produce, local Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah dairy. ongoing. revivalfoods.com. greenTues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. truckpub.com. ongoing Green Truck Pub, 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm2430 Habersham St. 6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Civil War Tailor/Re-Enactment Mark Watts – a Civil War re-enactor Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. See website for info. ongoing. salsasavan- with the 20th South Carolina Infantry of Columbia, SC – provides clothes-making nah.com. ongoing Savannah Dance Club demonstrations on a period sewing Shag, swing, cha-cha and line dancing. machine, using patterns and fabrics of the Everyone invited. Call for location, days 19th century. March 15-16. nps.gov/fopu. and times. ongoing. 912-398-8784. ongonps.gov/fopu/. March 15-16 Fort Pulaski ing National Monument, Cockspur Island. Savannah Shag Club

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. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing

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

Fort Pulaski Women's History Events

Fort Pulaski honors the women who served in the American Civil War, by

featuring the park’s female staff and volunteers in today's historic weapons demonstrations. Union and Confederate Civil War armies forbade the enlistment of women. Females who wanted to participate in the war on the front lines disguised themselves as men. 12pm musket firing demonstration. 11am and 2pm cannon firing demonstrations. Regular admission Sat., March 15. nps.gov/fopu. nps.gov/fopu/. Sat., March 15 Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island. FREE: NAMI Family-to-Family Educational Course

NAMI Family-to-Family is an educational course for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with mental illness. What You Should Expect: •Meets for 12 session, 2.0 hours each, free of cost. •Designed for loved ones (over age 18) of individuals living with mental illness. •Taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness. •Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving. •Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises. •Designated an Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA. FREE Tue., March 18, 6 p.m. 912-353-7143. nami-savannah@ namisavannah.org. nami.org. Tue., March 18, 6 p.m The Reed House, 1144 Cornell Street. 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. The Harlem Globetrotters

These basketball tricksters return to Savannah on their 2014 "Fans Rule" World Tour. $17 - $81 Thu., March 13, 7 p.m. savannahcivic.com. Thu., March 13, 7 p.m The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

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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 Civil War-Era Fashion Shows

MAR 12-18, 2014

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.

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A wreath-laying ceremony honoring Irish-Americans' contributions to the military, sponsored by the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, in memory of Sgt. William Jasper, a hero in the American Revolutionary War whose parents were from Ireland. He was killed at the Siege of Savannah in October 1779 while attempting to rescue the colors of his regiment. The Jasper Greens was a Savannahbased regiment formed in the 1840s that represented Georgia during the Spanish American War, and the U.S. Civil War. Held at the foot of the William Jasper Monument in Madison Squre. Free and open to the public. Sun., March 16, 4:30 p.m. Sun., March 16, 4:30 p.m Madison Square, West Harris Street. Meet the Designer - Kate Pankoke of Project Runway and Elaya Vaughn Bridal

A trunk show with Kate Pankoke, Project Runway contestant, with the Elaya Vaughn line. Meet the designer and talk to her about the show, her collection and her own wedding. Free and open to the public. Appointment required. Thu., March 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri., March 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat., March 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (912)200-4794. ivoryandbeau@gmail. com. ivoryandbeau.com. ivoryandbeau. com. Thu., March 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri., March 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat., March 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m Ivory and Beau, 7302 Abercorn St Suite 1B. NeoPopRealist Art Contest Dedicated ti its 25Year Anniversary

Deadline: December 15, 2014. Artists're welcome to submit up to 3 images of NeoPopRealist work as .JPEG files 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. 1-866666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. ongoing 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. MAR 12-18, 2014

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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. 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

flags and bagpipes. The day continues with live performances, food, crafts, rides and games. For a full event schedule please visit our website. Free Sat., March 15, 11 a.m. 912-651-6417. Sat., March 15, 11 a.m Emmet Park, End of Bay St. Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting

This event will offer attendees an opportunity to learn about, taste and purchase premium wines in an intimate setting. Hors d’oeuvres will be served reception style. Tickets are limited; includes premium keepsake tasting glass. A Silent Sixth Sense Savannah Tour Wine Auction will take place featuring In 2002, smashing all of the barriers,the many of the festival’s award winner wines Sixth Sense Savannah tour became the to benefit The John and Valerie Curry first tour to go well beyond the usual Education Scholarship Fund. The Grand touring areas and subject matter, starting Tasting will feature Eric Asimov, New York in a neighborhood, where locals, family, Time’s Chief Wine Critic, where his new friends, chose to share their personal autographed book will be available for ghost stories, exclusively with the compa- purchase with ticket. General Admission ny founder. 30.00 Every 55 days, 9:30 p.m. $80 Fri., March 14, 5:30 p.m. info@hilton9122920960. 6thsenseworld.com. Every 55 headwineandfood.com. hiltonheadwinedays, 9:30 p.m 6th Sense Savannah Tours, andfood.com. Fri., March 14, 5:30 p.m Sea 404 Abercorn Street. Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road. Tea at Mrs. Davenport's

Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea. Tour areas of the Davenport House where tea service took place, then enjoy afternoon tea served by costumed interpreters. Guests must be able to walk up and down stairs. $18. Reservations recommended. Thu., March 13, 5 p.m. and Fri., March 14, 5 p.m. davenporthousemuseum.org. Thu., March 13, 5 p.m. and Fri., March 14, 5 p.m Davenport House, 324 East State St. Tybee Island St. Patrick's Day Parade

Celebrate Ireland's patron saint, Tybee style. A smaller version of the legendary parade, beginning at City Hall, and parading south on Butler Ave. to Tybrisa Street. Free and open to the public. Sat., March 15, 3-5 p.m. Sat., March 15, 3-5 p.m Festivals

St. Patrick's Day 2014

Downtown's St. Patrick's Day blowout features five performance stages in the festival zone (two on River Street, two in City Market, one on St. Julian Street next to Savannah Bank) showcasing over 60 bands during the four-day festival weekend. Free and open to the public. Fri., March 14, 4-11 p.m., Sat., March 15, 12-11 p.m., Sun., March 16, 2-11 p.m. and Mon., March 17, 12-11 p.m. riverstreetsavannah.com/. Fri., March 14, 4-11 p.m., Sat., March 15, 12-11 p.m., Sun., March 16, 2-11 p.m. and Mon., March 17, 12-11 p.m Downtown Savannah, downtown. 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 190th St. Patrick's Day Parade organizations. Check out our schedule at The parade of Irish families and Irish-for- www.savannahpoweryoga.com for details. a-day that launched a thousand parties Note that most of our classes are heated begins at Abercorn & Gwinnett, winding to 90 degrees and you will sweat! Bring its way through downtown Savannah. Dave a yoga mat, towel and some water and Roberts is the Grand Marshal for 2014. get ready to have some fun! $5 MondaysFree and open to the public. Mon., March Fridays, Sundays. (912) 695-9990. info@ 17, 10:15 a.m. savannahsaintpatricksday. savannahpoweryoga.com. savannahpowcom/. Mon., March 17, 10:15 a.m Downeryoga.com. savannahpoweryoga.com/. town Savannah, downtown. Mondays-Fridays, Sundays Savannah 23rd Annual Tara Feis Irish Celebration Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Tara Feis – Irish Festival returns this Al-Anon Family Groups An anonymous fellowship of relatives year during the nationally renowned St. and friends of alcoholics. the message of Patrick’s Day weekend. The famous nonAl-Anon is one of strength and hope for alcoholic Irish celebration is set to take friends/family of problem drinkers. Alplace Saturday, March 15th from 11am – 5pm. The event is sponsored by the City of Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people Savannah and is free and open to the pub- age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for lic. . The festival opens at 11:00 am with info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. savannahaan impressive traditional Irish ceremony lanon.com. ongoing featuring the Parade Grand Marshal and local dignitaries in a procession of colorful 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. 912-3503438. 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) 652-6784. Mondays, 6:15 p.m Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training

Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. ongoing YMCAWest 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. 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

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

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Insanity Workout Group Class

INSANITY turns old-school interval training on its head. Work flat out in 3 to 5-min blocks, and take breaks only long enough to gulp some air and get right back to work. It's called Max Interval Training, because it keeps your body working at maximum capacity through your entire workout. $10 or $80 for 10 fitness classes Saturdays, 11 a.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Saturdays, 11 a.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Israeli Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes

A system of self-defense techniques based on several martial arts. The official fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Custom Fit offers individual and small group training and intensive workshops. ongoing. 912-441-4891. customfitcenter.com. ongoing 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. 912-429-9241. 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 Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. 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. ongoing. 912704-7650. ann@aikyayoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. ongoing Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Classes

ing. 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

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 Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park Tuesdays, 9am-10am. $10. North End of ongoing. qigongtim.com/. ongoing Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Forsyth Park. Email for info. ongoing. reRenagade Workout laxsavannah@gmail.com. ongoing Forsyth Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 Park, 501 Whitaker St. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Lose calories while dancing and kickOffered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912boxing. No experience or equipment 376-0219 ongoing. ongoing Lake Mayer, needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm A chartered running club of the Road Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Runners Association of America. Monthly Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. training sessions and seminars. Weekly 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokickruns. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or savannah. ongoing Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. Free for people with cancer and cancer ongoing Ladies Day at Savannah Climbing Coop survivors. 6:30pm Tuesdays. 12:45pm Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Thursdays. Fitness One, 3rd floor of the Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, SavanCenter for Advanced Medicine at Memonah Every Wednesday women climb for rial. Call for info. ongoing. 912-350-9031. half price, $5. See website for info. ongomemorialhealth.com/. ongoing Memorial

Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Zumba and Zumba/Toning with Mai

Fall/Winter schedule. Mondays at 8:30AM Zumba/Toning Lake Mayer Community Center 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads $5.00/class Mondays/Wednesdays at 6:00PM Zumba/Toning Windsor Forest Elementary Gym 308 Briarcliff Circle $5.00/class Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:00AM Zumba/Toning Curves @ Savannah Mall (912) 921-1771 14045 Abercorn St #1610 31419 $5.00/class (Non-Members) Tuesdays @ 5:30PM Zumba St. Paul CME Social Hall (912) 233-2849 123 Brady St (at Barnard St) 31401 $3.00/class (Non-Members) Wednesdays @ 9:30AM Zumba/Toning Frank Murray Community Center (912) 898-3320 160 Wilmington Is Rd 31414 $3.00/class Bring water, proper shoes and attire. 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 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 MondaysFridays, 10 a.m. 912-234-0688. tildsley@ savannahbee.com. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Prepare Sunday Suppers at Union Mission

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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.

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Happenings | continued from previous page 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 Form's Wine & Cheese Wednesday

A monthly tasting and pairings event. Three wines paired with three cheeses. $20. $36 for two tickets. Reservations with deposit required. 912-236-7642. form-cwg.com. FORM, 1801 Habersham Street. 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. 912-350-3438. 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. 912-355-4601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. ongoing Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St.

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Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-6445217. 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 appoint-

ment. 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, 912-527-1115; 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. 912-7047650. 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. 912897-9544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga. html. ongoing Living Smart Fitness Club

An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph's Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. ongoing Planned Parenthood Hotline

chic-shrink/x/6371707 varies MondaysSundays, midnight. 912-247-4263. ellen@ ellenfarrell.com. Mondays-Sundays, midnight Downtown Savannah, downtown. 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. 912-897-5984. 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 Time at Skidaway Island State Park

A new weekly program for the littles. First Line is a statewide hotline for women Stories, games and learning designed seeking information on health services. for 2-4 year olds. $5 parking fee. Annual Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800passes available. 912-598-2300. gastate264-7154. ongoing parks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks. Psychic Shrink Indiegogo event org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State If you are interested in Holistic healing, Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. acupuncture, trauma release, EMDR, En- Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife ergy Medicine, Chakras, Reiki, Meridians/ Center Elements, Chinese Medicine - you will love Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their my project. Please help me get my work to adults. Themed programs--story books, a larger audience. Advanced certified En- singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, ergy medicine practitioner, Intuitive, Ellen guided walks, up close encounters with Farrell, MA, EEM-AP whom Donna Eden Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm called "an amazing seer!" https://www. Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for facebook.com/events/1394475330818571/ adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/psyTuesdays. 912-395-1500. 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-$115 706-589-2267. jewelconservatorytheatre@ gmail.com. jewelconservatory.com. The Jewel Conservatory Theatre, 6014 Hwy 21. 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

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

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

Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being 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. 912-288-7863. 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. 912-3522611. ongoing Literary Events 27th Annual Sebastian Dangerfield Talk and Irish Coffee Reception

Armstrong hosts the 27th and final annual talk by Frank Clancy, assistant professor of literature at Armstrong, who has taught at the university since 1974 and specializes in Irish studies. This annual lecture is named after a character in J.P. Donleavy’s novel, The Ginger Man. Clancy’s talk will focus on “The Ginger Man’s Dublin.” Free and open to the public. 912-344-3194. about.armstrong. edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong continues Atlantic on p. 62


Happenings | continued from previous page 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. Georgia Historical Society and Live Oak Public Libraries present By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey By Dr. Erskine Clarke

Join us as author and historian Erskine Clarke discusses his new book, a Lowcountry story about the power of place and culture and its impact on human nature. Erskine Clarke is Professor Emeritus of American Religious History at Columbia Theological Seminary and author of Dwelling Place (winner of Columbia University’s prestigious Bancroft Prize), Wrestlin’ Jacob, and Our Southern Zion. Free and open to the public. 912.651.2125. media@georgiahistory.com. georgiahistory.com. Independent Presbyterian Church, Bull Street and Oglethorpe Ave. Robert Cohen Book Signing

Local writer discusses and signs his book, Men vs. Women: Needs, Wants, and Desires. Free to attend. Books available for purchase. sentientbean.com. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. 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. 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 Fort Pulaski Monthly Bird Walk

Monthly walk through Fort Pulaski looking for seasonal birds. Cosponsored by Ogeechee Audubon Society, the Savannah Chapter of the National Audubon Society. Free and open to the public. nps.gov/ fopu. nps.gov/fopu/. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island. Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

Support EOA through the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Recycle empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, laptops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive technology products and cash. Businesses may also recycle items on behalf of EOA for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. Anderson St. See website, email or

call for info. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x126. dwproperty@aol.com. fundingfactory.com. ongoing Sandpiper Trail Hike

Meander through the marsh on a onemile guided hike with one of Skidaway's park rangers. $5 parking fee.Annual passes available 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks. org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Tybee Beach Cleanup in Conjunction with The Tides of Trash Art Exhibition

In conjunction with Kristin Myers’ art exhibition at the Fresh Exhibitions Gallery, she is hosting a beach clean up to raise awareness about ocean trash, and clean up the beaches. Trash bags and gloves will be provided for volunteers. The first two dozen volunteers to show up will receive a handmade artist print from Kristin Myers. Email for meet up location. Cosponsored by Clean Coast. Free and open to the public. kristindraws@gmail. com. freshexhibitions.org. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. 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. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. ongoing Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

thamsheriff.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. St. Almo's

Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2343336. caninepalacesavannah.com. ongoing Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St. Religious & Spiritual Art of Peaceful Living

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

All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. "The king's heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord." (Prov. 21:1) 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. 912-427-7265 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

December Madness Sale!!!!!!! $15 for 20 minute phone readings! payable at PayPal savannahpsychic@gmail.com or go to website and check out Christmas monthly Specials Love and Light Low Country Psychic of Savannah ~Kelly Spurlock 15.00 Mondays-Sundays. 9125592169. savannahpsychic@gmail.com. Mondayscontinues on p. 64

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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.cha-

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Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:458:00pm 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 Lu-

theran 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. 912-308-8286. 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. 440-3715209. ongoing, 7 p.m Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Service of Compline

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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 St. Patrick's Day Mass

Catholic Mass commemorating the Feast of St. Patrick, which also serves as the start of the day-long St. Patrick's Day events. Homilist is the Very Reverend J. Gerard Schreck, rector of the Cathedral. Free and open to the public. savannahcathedral.org/. Cathedral of St John the Baptist, 222. East Harris St. Tapestry Church

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

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

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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

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Film: This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1967, Brazil)

Psychotronic Film Society presents a 78th birthday tribute to cult horror icon Coffin Joe, a Brazilian film villain. In Portuguese with English Subtitles. For mature viewers. $7 sentientbean.com. sentientbean. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Sports & Games Adult Coed Flag Football League

8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. 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. 912-303-9442. ongoing Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Savannah Bike Polo

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

Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). 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.), 912-238-8315. Support Groups ACOA-Al-Anon

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

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

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. Cancer Support Group

For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for 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. 912-303-9442. ongoing Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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1 Many-___ (colorful) 5 Amtrak stop, briefly 8 Pile at birthday parties 13 Nelson Muntz’s bus driver 14 Blaze a trail 16 Illusory painting genre 17 Looming choice 18 Industrial show 19 See 33-Down 20 Wind, cold, etc.* 23 Droid download 24 Like, total top choice 25 Baltimore ball team 27 Place to store your phone numbers (before smartphones) 30 People in a certain lounge 31 “This happens ___ time!” 32 Pup in the Arctic* 36 Roseanne’s sitcom mom 37 “An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sport” author Kenny 39 Eggs at a sushi bar 40 Former Haitian president* 43 Wilson of “The Office” 45 Nets coach Jason 46 Won by a shutout 48 Country singer Harris 51 “And here it is!” 52 ___ João de Meriti (Brazilian city) 53 Group of three can be heard phonetically in

the answer to each of the three starred clues 58 Standing subway passenger’s aid 60 “___ the mornin’ to ya!” 61 A wife of Charlie Chaplin 62 System with joysticks and paddles 63 Site of museums devoted to Ibsen and Munch 64 Swabs the deck, really 65 8-Down type 66 President pro ___ 67 Place where “You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal”

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album of 1988 28 Walkie-talkie word 29 First name in denim 32 “I’m out” 33 With 19-Across, “Truly Flabby Preludes” composer 34 Best of the best 35 Front the money 37 Cramp-relieving pill 38 Total 41 The limit, proverbially 42 Fish served in filets 43 Contrary to Miss Manners 44 Body makeup? 46 Fastener in the corner 47 Explosive sound 48 Piece in the paper, perhaps 49 Photo finish 50 Erin of “Happy Days” 54 Jim Lange, for “The Dating Game,” e.g. 55 Word after elbow or leg 56 Like some 1950s comedy material, today 57 Curiosity’s launcher 59 Installation material

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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. Special Screenings

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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, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912572-6108. 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, 7:30pm8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo.com. ongoing Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Essential Tremor Support Group

For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. 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. 912819-6743. 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 Georgia Scleroderma Support Group

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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: 912-412-6675 or 912414-3827. ongoing. ongoing

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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. 912-3039442. 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 CurrinMcCulloch at 912-350-7845. ongoing. 912350-7845. ongoing Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave.

amkw210@gmail.com. ongoing Parents of Ill Children

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

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

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

Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912233-7273. ongoing. ongoing Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with For patients with blood-related cancers this disorder, plus family members/careand their loved ones. Call or see website givers interested in learning more. Call for info. ongoing. 912-350-7845. memofor info. ongoing. 912-858-2335. sjchs. rialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. org/. ongoing Candler Hospital, 5353 ongoing Memorial Health University Medi- Reynolds St. Sisters Network (Breast Cancer in the African cal Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

Narcotics Anonymous

Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-2385925. ongoing National Alliance of Mentally Ill

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

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

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

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Third Mondays, 6pm-7pm. At the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial. A national organization to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer on the African American community. Call for info. ongoing. 912236-7405. memorialhealth.com/. ongoing Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Spinal Injury Support Group

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

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

at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912629-1089. ongoing. ongoing Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Teens Nurturing Teens (Cancer Support)

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

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

Our meetings vary; we have discussions, watch documentaries, share stories, give out resources, plan community events, have social hour. Come check us out some time if you exist on the Trans* spectrum and are looking to help build community! Free 843-368-4490. info@ transcendentsSAV.org. transcendentsSAV. org. Call or Email for Location, Private for Confidentiality. Theatre PICKTheatre: Fool for Love Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents Sam Shepard's acclaimed drama set in a Mojave Desert motel - Eddie and May in a destructive cycle of attraction, revulsion, lust and disgust. are $20 general admission; $15 seniors/students/active military (912) 232-0018. musesavannah.org. musesavannah.org/. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Volunteers "JUST PAINT" A Mural Project

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

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

St. Joseph's/Candler's Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The clinic serves people without insurance and those whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Call to volunteer. ongoing. 912-9644326. ongoing Hospice Volunteers Needed in Chatham and other Coastal Counties

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

Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-652-3661. liveoakpl.org. ongoing Medical Professional Volunteers Needed

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Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland. org. oatlandisland.org/. ongoing Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Pre-School Volunteers Needed

Seeking early childhood education majors, retired elementary teachers and/or community residents to help 3 & 4 year olds with language development skills. Mon.-Fri., 9am-12noon. Call for info. ongoing. 912-447-0578. sjchs.org/1969.cfm. ongoing St. Mary's Community Center and Health Center, 812 W 36th St.

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Help in the "home away from home" for families of hospitalized children. Volunteers needed to provide home-cooked meals for families at the house. Volunteer internships available for college students. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-356-5520. rmhccoastalempire.org. rmhccoastalempire.org/. ongoing Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Lessons and tours. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. email or call for info. ongoing. 912-484-3200. eastcoastpaddleboarding.com. ongoing Tutoring Volunteers Needed

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Free will astrology ARIES

(March 21-April 19)

“There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.” So says a character in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel *The Unconsoled.* At this juncture in your life story, Aries, it might be healing for you to make a similar declaration. Now is an excellent moment to say a final goodbye to plot twists that you wished would have happened but never did. To do so will free up stuck energy that will then become available for future projects. You may even awaken to exciting possibilities you haven’t imagined yet.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20)

In May 2011, two Nepali men reached the top of Mt. Everest after a six-week climb. Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa and Sano Babu Sunuwar had prepared an unprecedented way to get back down off the mountain. Strapping themselves to a single parachute, they leaped off and paraglided for 45 minutes, landing near a Sherpa village thousands of feet below the summit. I suggest you look around for a metaphorical version of a shortcut like that, Taurus. Don’t do the next part of the journey the same way you did the previous phase. Take a more direct route. Enjoy an alternate adventure. Give yourself a fresh challenge.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)

Seeking wisdom and chasing after pleasure are polar opposites, right? You must devote yourself to either one or the other, correct? You can be an enlightened servant of the greater good or else an exuberant hedonist in quest of joy, but not both. True? No. No. No. False. Wrong. Here’s the bigger truth: Now and then, grace periods come along when you can become smarter and kinder by exploring the mysteries of feeling really good. Can you guess when the next of these grace periods will arrive for you, Gemini? Here’s the answer: It’s here now!

CANCER

MAR 12-18, 2014

(June 21-July 22)

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Humans walked on the moon before anyone ever had the simple idea to put wheels on suitcases. Unbelievable, right? Until 1972, three years after astronauts first walked on the lunar surface, travelers in airports and train stations had to carry and drag wheelless containers full of their belongings. I suspect that a comparable out-of-sequence thing may be going on in your own life, Cancerian. In some ways you are totally up-to-date, and in other ways you are lagging behind. Now would be a good time to identify any discrepancies and start correcting them. Metaphorically speaking, I’d love you to have rolling luggage by the next time you take a journey.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22)

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Have you ever heard of the sasquatch,

also known as bigfoot? You know, one of those big, hairy, humanoid beasts that walks upright and lives in dense forests? Scientists assure us that there is no such thing. But then they used to say the same thing about the platypus. It was a myth, they declared; a figment of explorers’ vivid imaginations. A duck-billed, egg-laying mammal simply could not exist. When the respected British zoologist George Shaw claimed there was indeed such a creature, he was mocked by his contemporaries. Eventually, though, the truth emerged and Shaw was vindicated. I suspect that you Leos will soon experience an event akin to the discovery and confirmation that the platypus is real.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

*Kyoka* is a Japanese word that means a flower reflected in a mirror. I suggest you use it as a metaphor to help you understand what’s happening in your life right now. Here are some clues to jumpstart your ruminations. Are you more focused on the *image* of what you love than on what you love? If so, is there anything wrong with that, or is it perfectly fine? Are you more interested in ephemeral beauty that you can admire from afar than in tangible beauty you can actually touch? If so, is there anything wrong with that, or is it perfectly fine? Should you turn away from a dreamy surrogate and turn toward the real thing? If so, why?

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

A British researcher poured 300 million facts into a computer program designed to determine the most boring day in history. The winner was April 11, 1954. It was selected because almost nothing important happened except an election in Belgium. I’m wondering if you Libras might reach that level of blah sometime soon. The astrological omens suggest it’s a possibility. And frankly, I hope that’s exactly what happens. You need a break from high adventure and agitated activity. You would benefit from indulging in some downtime that allowed you to luxuriate in silence and stasis. The time has come to recharge your psychic batteries.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You won’t be the recipient of good luck in the coming days. Nor will you experience bad luck or dumb luck or weird luck. No, Scorpio. The serendipitous slew of synchronicities that will slip and slide into your sphere requires a new word, which I have coined for this occasion. That word is “shluck.” Shluck is a cracked yet plucky sort of backwards luck that provides you with an abundance of curious slack. Shluck slings your way a series of happy accidents and curious coincidences that give you experiences you didn’t even realize you needed. To take maximum advantage of shluck’s benefits, you have to dispense with your agendas and drop

your expectations.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

In the old fairy tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” the poor woodcutter Ali Baba is collecting firewood in the forest when he spies a gang of thieves bragging about their exploits. Observing them from a hiding place, he hears them chant a phrase, “open sesame.” This magically unseals the opening to a cave that happens to be full of their stolen treasure. Later, when the thieves have departed, Ali Baba goes to the cave and says “open sesame” himself. The hocus-pocus works. He slips into the cave and steals a bag of gold from the robbers’ plunder. This story has resemblances to an adventure you could enjoy sometime soon, Sagittarius. I suspect you may discover your own version of “open sesame.” It will give you access to a less literal and more legitimate bounty.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your ability to heal rifts and bridge gaps is unusually high. You could connect seemingly irreconcilable elements and forge apparently impossible links. Former allies who have become estranged might be moved to bond again through your compassionate intervention. I’m not promising amazingly miraculous feats of unification, but I’m not ruling them out, either. You have a sixth sense about how to create interesting mixtures by applying just the right amount of pressure and offering just the right kind of tenderness.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) My friend Harry said he wanted to teach me to play golf. “Are you kidding?” I asked him incredulously. “The dullest game on the planet?” He tried to convince me that it would provide lots of interesting metaphors I could use in writing horoscopes. “Name one,” I challenged him. He told me that “Volkswagen” is a slang term that describes what happens when a golfer makes an awkward shot that nevertheless turns out to be quite good. “Hmmm,” I replied. “That is exactly the theme I have decided on for the Aquarius horoscope.”

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20)

Do you remember being in your mother’s womb? Probably not. But here’s what I know about that time: In the first few weeks after you were conceived, your body grew at a very rapid rate. Once you were born, if you had continued to expand and develop with that much vigor, you would literally have grown to be as big as a mountain by now. So let’s be thankful you slowed down. But I do want to sound an alert and let you know that you are currently in a growth spurt with some metaphorical resemblances to that original eruption. It’s basically a good thing. Just be aware that you may experience growing pains.

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The market occurs each Saturday morning at the South End of Forsyth Park, from February through December. To volunteer, see website for contact info. ongoing. forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket. com/. ongoing Forsyth Farmers' Market, 501 Whitaker St., South End of Forysth Park. Volunteer for Meals on Wheels

There are seniors in our community who are hungry. You can make a difference by volunteering one hour a week to delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. We have routes throughout Savannah, so we can match you to an area that is convenient. Training included. Volunteers use their own vehicle. Gas stipend is optional. There are over 500 seniors on the waiting list to receive meals, and the number continues to grow. For more information, contact Lauren at Volunteer@ seniorcitizens-inc.org or 912-236-0363 Mondays-Fridays, 10:45 a.m. MondaysFridays, 10:45 a.m Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. The Yoga Room

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