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Week At A Glance

compiled by robin wright gunn | happenings@connectsavannah.com Week At A Glance is Connect Savannah’s listing of events in the coming week. If you want an event listed, email WAG@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.

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April in Paris

A gala fundraising event benefiting Senior Citizens, Inc. and The Learning Center. Black tie optional. 6 p.m Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. $150 (912) 236-0363 x114

Sand Gnats Baseball: Pack the Park

Wednesday night is Pack the Park for Charity night. Tonight's charity: American Diabetes Association's Kiss-a-Pig competition. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8-$10. Special tickets for Kiss a Pig available.

Armstrong's High School One-Act Play Festival

SCAD & Seersucker Live: The Art School Episode

The 15th annual regional high school theatre ompetition. Performances are scheduled throughout each day. April 11-12 Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public. armstrong.edu

Performers: Erika Jo Brown, Beth Concepcion, Andrea Goto, Lee Griffith, James Lough, B.J. Love, Jonathan Rabb, Music by Brian Dean 6-7:30 p.m SCAD Oglethorpe House, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave. seersuckerlive.com/

Tybee Wine Festival: Wining & Dining: The Art of Pairing

A wine connoisseur leads guests through a specially prepared five-course meal, each course matched with a fine wine. 7-10 p.m Tybee Island Social Club, 1311 Butler Ave. $75 +5 tax & handling / Members $67.50 +5 tybeewinefestival.com/

FILM: Hugh Hefner Tribute

Film: Fight Club (1999) Tybee Wine Festival all week away. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head. 1 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Psychotronic Film Series screens a littleknown 90-minute program related to the Playboy magazine founder. For mature viewers! 8 p.m Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $7

Film: Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton

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Four.Ten.Fourteen. Year of the Local; A Sustainable Affair

Jacobs’ journey from designing for Louis Vuitton to creating his very own label. Part of Telfair's The Art of Great Fashion. 6 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Free for Members and $12 for Non-members telfair.org

Big Ferry Guided Hike at Skidaway State J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers play at this Park evening of local food from Forsyth Farmers' A two-to-three mile hike through a maritime forest, learning early history of Skid-

Tybee Wine Festival: Let's Do Lunch: The Art of Coastal Design and Cuisine

Learn how to set a fantastic table from Holley Jaakkola, and watch as three chefs prepare a scrumptious meal. 11 a.m Tybee Lite Shrine Club, 35 Meddin Drive. $55 plus $4 tax and handling tybeewinefestival.com

Tybee Wine Festival: Wining & Dining: The Art of Pairing

A wine connoisseur leads guests through a specially prepared five-course meal. 7-10 p.m Tybee Island Social Club, 1311 Butler Ave. $75 +5 tax & handling / Members $67.50 +5 tybeewinefestival.com/

Market & 22Square with Andaz Savannah, drink from local brews, with a theme of sustainability. 5-8 p.m Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. $20 general admission; $15 artrise; $15 chamber 912.544.1200. thincsavannah.com

Film: Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton Thu / 10

Savannah High hosts Police roll call meeting before and after each shift. Also, a career fair for law enforcement professions. 2-5 p.m Savannah High School, 400 Pennsylvania Ave. Free and open to the public. (912) 395-5050

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Fight Club Fri / 11

Armstrong Masquers troupe presents the musical based upon the Gospel according to St. Matthew. 7:30 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn $15. armstrong.edu

GnomeCon

Savannah’s locally organized science fiction/fantasy and gaming convention. See story this issue. noon-1 a.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Prices vary. See website. gnomecon.org

Horizons Savannah Inaugural Roast & Toast of Pete Liakakis

A roast of former county commission chairman, city alderman and iconic Savannah character Pete Liakakis. Dinner, silent auction, music by City Hotel Band,champagne hour and some gentle roasting and celebratory toasting of Savannah legend. 6:30 p.m Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St. $100 912-961-8854. info@horizonssavannah.org

Relay for Life: West Chatham

Metro Police Department’s Roll Call in the Streets and Career Fair

Theatre: Godspell

Based on the 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk. Edward Norton, Brad Pitt. 7 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8 lucastheatre.com

Friday / 11 Theatre: Hindrance: The Gospel Play Can the faith of a praying grandmother save her grandson from the streets? 7 p.m St. John Baptist Church, 522-28 Hartridge St. Free and open to the public. 912-401-1302.

The westside edition of this annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. 7 p.m.-midnight W. Chatham Middle School, 800 Pine Barren Rd.

Rhythm and Style Luncheon and Fashion Show

Savannah Friends of Music hosts a fashion show from Belk by Eileen Fisher, Lilly Pulitzer, Ralph Lauren, and Michael Kors. Reception, raffle, luncheon. 11 a.m The Plantation Club (at The Landings), Skidaway Island. $50-$100 Reservations, 234-3300

Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure: Survivor Recognition Reception

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Eddie Wilson. 5-8 p.m Telfair Square, President and Barnard streets. Free for all survivors who are registered for the race. Each survivor may bring a guest. (912) 232-2535. Komencoastalgeorgia.org

TechFest 2014

A knowledge exchange connecting Armstrong Computer Science and IT students with Savannah area technology and technology enabled companies. noon The Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Free and open to public. Registration encouraged. (912) 480-4581. tagonline.org

Theatre: Godspell

Armstrong Masquers troupe presents the musical based upon the Gospel according to St. Matthew. 7:30 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn $15. armstrong.edu

Tybee Wine Festival: An Evening of Oysters & Wine

A casual evening combining live music, good food and perfectly matched wines in an oceanfront outdoor setting. 6:30-8:30 p.m Marlin Monroe's Surfside Grill, 404 Butler Ave. $45 plus $3 tax and handling tybeewinefestival.com

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ganza. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 West Harris St. $5 per adult and $15 per child 912.651.6823. chsgeorgia.org

152nd Anniversary of the Siege and Reduction of Fort Pulaski

Commemorating the April 10, 1862 battle in which the Union army at Tybee Island converged on Fort Pulaski and the Confederate fort surrendered. Reenactors from the Palmetto Battalion will be available to interact with the public. April 12-13 Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island. nps.gov/fopu

The Fairy and Gnome Home Festival

Creative activities for your little fairy or gnome. Costumes encouraged. 10 a.m.-2 p.m Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. $5 per adult; $3 per child (4-17), military, senior 912-395-1500. michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

Actors Night Out presents Easter Friends

Get your photograph taken with the Easter Bunny. 11 a.m Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. $5 donation in exchange for two 5x7 prints. info@actorsnightout.org

Armstrong's High School One-Act Play Festival Performances are scheduled throughout each day. Awards ceremony on Saturday. April 11-12 Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public. armstrong.edu

Caring (Easter) Bunny event for Children with Different Abilities

An effort to make the Easter Bunny experience enjoyable for everyone. Families will

Film: Enemy (Canada/Spain, 2013)

Gnomecon Fri / Sat / Sun be given a 5 x 7 photograph from the visit, and a complimentary ride on the kids train. 8-10 a.m Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. Free and open to the public. savannahmall.com

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Springtime-themed crafts, an egg hunt, and five train rides beginning at 9:30am. Egg hunt at 10:30am. Pre-registration & pre-payment are required for Egg-Strava-

CinemaSavannah presents a regional film premiere. Jake Gyllenhaal re-teams with his Prisoners director, Oscar-nominee Denis Villeneuve, in this thriller. 5 & 8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $8 musesavannah.org

Film: Zoolander (2001)

The dim-witted but good-natured Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) is ousted as the top male fashion model by the rising star, Hansel McDonald (Owen Wilson). 7 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8 lucastheatre.com continues on p. 6

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April 17 Moon River Brewing, Savannah, GA May 15 River Dog Brewing Company, Ridgeland, SC June 19 Service Brewing Company, Savannah, GA Join us for Happy Hour and experience the sights, sounds and latest exhibitions the Jepson Center has to offer. The Jepson Café will be featuring a different brewery or winery each month and will be on hand to answer questions about the beers and wines. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members; pricing includes one drink ticket, light appetizers and museum admission. A wine and beer cash bar will be available and the Jepson Café is open for dinner. Purchase tickets online at telfair.org/artontap

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Forsyth Farmers Market

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

G-Day Game Watching Party

The UGA Alumni Association Savannah Chapter hosts this party to watch the Georgia Bulldogs spring scrimmage game. noon Congress St Social Club, 411 W Congress St. Free to attend. Cash bar.

GnomeCon

Savannah’s locally organized science fiction/ fantasy and gaming convention continues. See story this issue. 9-2 a.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Prices vary. See website. gnomecon.org

Hoofs 4 Healing Gymkhana

Games on horseback, performances from the Rebel Rider's Drill Team, and a cash competition grand finale. Hoofs 4 Healing Riding Therapy Stables, 1514B Old Dean Forest Road. $5. Overnight camping Friday night $20. (912) 675-0434.

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Night Sensory Hike

Use all your senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. 8:30 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

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

Music by Blair Crimmins and The Hookers at 9:00pm and a Live Auction at 10:00pm. Part of The Savannah Boar Association's Kiss-a-Pig Campaign for the American Diabetes Association. 9 p.m World of Beer, 112 West Broughton St. Free and open to the public. Seersucker live 912-353-8110, ext. 3091.

Country music star Justin Moore is joined by Randy Houser and Josh Thompson. Open air concert. Bring chairs and blankets, but no coolers. 5-10 p.m Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort. $15 for Active Duty, Retirees and their families, $20 for NAF/DoD Civilians and their families and $30 for the general public. mccs-sc.com/concert

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Sandpiper Trail Hike on Skidaway Island

Kiss a Pig: Savannah Boar Association: Live Auction & Music

MUSIC: Justin Moore

Guest speakers include representatives from Parks and Recreation Department and the Telfair Museums. New class opportunities for youth, horseback riding and other activities, free health screenings, and workshops. Call or email to preregister. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m Savannah High School, 400 Pennsylvania Ave. Free to attend. Please preregister. (912) 507-8566. mikelaeno@aol.com. parentu. sccpss.com.

Parrot Head Club Scavenger Hunt & Pub Crawl

tablishments searching for clues, then end up at City Market listening to Homemade Wine from Knoxville. 11 a.m.-4 p.m Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard St. $35 early registration. $45 day of event. 912-547-6009. savannahphcevents.webs.com

Benefits Memorial's Prostate Cancer Support Fund. Visit several downtown es-

Savannah Health Fair

Lectures, free BMI calculations for adults and children, free blood pressure screening, free glucose screenings, prizes. 9 a.m.-noon Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research at Memorial, Ranger Street and 66th Street. Free and open to the public.

SCAD Record Fair

Dealers from around the Southeast offer vinyl records, CDs, DVDs and music memorabilia. Hosted by SCAD Radio. May Poetter Gallery (SCAD), 342 Bull St. Free and open to the public. scad.edu

Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure Join thousands of breast cancer survivors and advocates as they take to the streets of historic downtown Savannah. 8 a.m Telfair Square, President and Barnard streets. $35 adults; $10 Kids 10 and under (912) 232-2535. info@komencoastalgeorgia.org. komencoastalgeorgia.org

Theatre: Godspell

Armstrong Masquers troupe presents the musical based upon the Gospel according to St. Matthew. 7:30 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn $15. armstrong.edu

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Presented by Saint Vincent's Academy and Benedictine Military School's combined theatre programs. 7:30 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. $20 adults. $10 students. scadboxoffice.com

Tree Mulching Volunteer Project

The Parent Teacher Association of May Howard Elementary School on Wilmington Island seeks volunteers to help mulch 50 live oaks shading the playground. Bring gloves and a rake, if possible. 9 a.m May Howard Elementary School, 115 Wilmington Island Road. Free and open to the public. 912-233-8733. kc@savannahtree.com

Tybee Wine Fest: Grand Wine Tasting

Main event, with samplings of more than 75 wines and morsels from Tybee eateries. 3-6 p.m Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. $55 plus $4 tax and handling tybeewinefestival.com

Wilmington Island Farmers' Market

Vendors offering produce, foods, crafts. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 111 Walthour Rd @ Islands Community Church. Free and open to the public wifarmersmarket.org/

YES! Youth Empowerment Series

Teen workshop sponsored by Shine Magazine, a Christian teen internet magazine. Door prizes, workshops, line dance contest. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public.

Sunday / 13 152nd Anniversary of the Siege and Reduction of Fort Pulaski

Commemorating the April 10, 1862 battle in which the Union army at Tybee Island converged on Fort Pulaski and the Confederate fort surrendered. Reenactors from the Palmetto Battalion will interact with the public. April 12-13 Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island. nps.gov/fopu

Bird Hike at Skidaway Island State Park Join Camphost Nell for an informative morning bird hike. Bring binoculars or borrow limited pairs from the museum. 9 a.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Dinner Theatre: The Last Supper

An 80 minute musical theater of Leonardo da Vinci’s most challenging creation. 3 p.m Asbury Memorial UMC, 1008 Henry St. Show only: $15. Students $10. Dinner & Show: $30. Students $25. maritimebethelatsavannah.org

GnomeCon

Savannah’s locally organized science fiction/fantasy and gaming convention. See story this issue. 9 a.m.-5 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Prices vary. See website. publicity@gnomecon.org. gnomecon.org

LaFayette Fete: Historic Excitement with a French Flair

Experience the excitement surrounding LaFayette’s visit to Savannah in 1825. Costumed characters expound on LaFayette's time here. A simulation of the ball held in Lafayette’s honor with performance by the Davenport Dancers is part of the presentation. Reservations encouraged. 4:30 p.m Davenport House, 324 East State St. $10 per adult, $5 per child under 17 912-236-8097

Literature lecture: The Lens of the Absurd, by Zach Powers

Zach Powers, founder of Seersucker Live and board member of the O'Connor Childhood Home, on how Flannery and other authors use extreme plot elements to show human experience in a new light. 4 p.m Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Free and open to the public. 912-233-6014. flanneryoconnorhome.org

Theatre: Godspell

Armstrong Masquers troupe presents the musical based upon the Gospel according to St. Matthew. 3 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn $15. armstrong.edu

Theatre: West Side Story

Tony-award winning musical transports Romeo and Juliet to a New York barrio. Presented by Saint Vincent's and Benedictine's combined theatre programs. 5 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. $20 adults. $10 students. scadboxoffice.com

Tybee Wine Fest: Champagne Brunch

A buffet of all the favorite brunch treats plus a table full of desserts. 12:30-2:30 p.m The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Rd. $35 plus $2.50 tax and handling tybeewinefestival.com

Monday / 14 Dinner Theatre: The Last Supper

An 80 minute musical theater of Leonardo da Vinci’s most challenging creation. 7 p.m Asbury Memorial UMC, 1008 Henry St. Show only: $15. Students $10. Dinner & Show: $30. Students $25. maritimebethelatsavannah.org

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Lecture: The Irish in the Confederate States of America

Former Armstrong History professor David T. Glesson on the role of Irish Southerners in debates over secession and the formation of the Confederacy. In University Hall. 6-8 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn Free and open to the public. armstrong.edu

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SCADStyle: Eddie Borgo in conversation with Kate Lanphear

A talk with Eddie Borgo, jewelry designer; and Kate Lanphear, style editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. 2:30 p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Free and open to the public. scad.edu/scadstyle2014/events

SCADStyle:Design and Happiness, a lecture by Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister, graphic designer, typographer, and founder of Sagmeister & Walsh. 6 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Free and open to the public. scad.edu/scadstyle2014/events

Odd lot monday night madness An evening of improv comedy. 8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $5

Tuesday / 15 The First Savannah NotWedding

Bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. ‘Guests’ are brides-tobe who enjoy an emotional ceremony, a tasty dinner and a dance-party reception. 7 p.m The Mackey House, 190 Red Gate Farm Trail. $30-$40

Dinner Theatre: The Last Supper

An 80 minute musical theater of Leonardo da Vinci’s most challenging creation. 7 p.m Asbury Memorial UMC, 1008 Henry St. Show only: $15. Students $10. Dinner & Show: $30. Students $25. maritimebethelatsavannah.org

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Lecture: Joey Shimoda: Current Work – Flowing Between Inside and Outside SCAD's School of Building Arts Lecture Series presents the founder and chief creative officer of Shimoda Design Group. 5:30 p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Free and open to the public. scad.edu

Music: Armstrong's Percussion Ensemble

Bang the drums! A percussion performance to beat the band. 7:30 p.m Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. $6 armstrong.edu

Pinterest Party - String Art

String Art, taught by the Cohen's Retreat staff. Event includes meal and supplies. 10 a.m Cohen's Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. $55 912 355 3336. martha.nesbit@cohensretreat.com

SCADStyle:Alexander Wang in conversation with Domenico De Sole

Alexander Wang, fashion designer and creative director, Balenciaga; Domenico De Sole, chairman, Tom Ford International 6 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Free and open to the public. scad.edu/scadstyle2014/events

SCADStyle:William Sofield in conversation with Mayer Rus

William Sofield, interior designer; Mayer Rus, West Coast editor, Architectural Digest 2:30 p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Free and open to the public. scad.edu/scadstyle2014/events

Wednesday / 16 Lunch and Learn Author Talk - Mary Kay Andrews

Best-selling author explores the whos, whats, whens, wheres and whys of writing. Event includes lunch. 11 a.m Cohen's Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. $45 912 355 3336. martha.nesbit@cohensretreat.org

Lunchtime Lenten Concert Series: Oboe Concert The final installment of Trinity's Lunchtime Lenten Concert Series features Andrew Jay Ripley on oboe and Benjamin Warsaw on piano, featuring oboe sonatas by Telemann and Schubert. Lunch before or after the concert in the dining hall, 11:45a.m.12:15 p.m. and from 12:45-1:15 p.m. 1Trinity UMC, 225 West President St. Free to attend. Lunch is $5. 912-233-4766. trinity1848.org

Savannah Philharmonic Live Auction

Showpiece of the evening is a limited edition, signed lithograph of a watercolor completed by Charles, The Prince of Wales. Benefiting Savannah Philharmonic. 6 p.m Whitman House on Forsyth Park, 611 Whitaker St. $30 and $5 pre-registration bidding fee. 912.232.6002. savannahphilharmonic.org/royalauctiononline

FILM: Blind beast (1969, japan)

Lost masterpiece of art-house cinema concerns a lonely, depraved and blind artist who kidnaps a beautiful woman and holds her prisoner in his sculpture studio. 8 p.m Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $7


editor’s note

Madness indeed by Jim Morekis jim@connectsavannah.com

Franklin, tennessee, we hardly knew ya. No, really—we hardly knew you. Last week, Savannah’s social media feeds were abuzz with the latest click-bait “contest,” this one sponsored by Garden & Gun magazine and based on the good ol’ March Madness theme. (I’m convinced that many more people use the March Madness theme to promote things than actually watch those games.) These “brackets” involved a bout between cities under 130,000 population—oops, more about that later—for the title of “Greatest Southern Town.” Savannah was in a tough bracket, facing off against high-profile heavyweights Charleston, Asheville, and Key West. Franklin, Tennessee—wait, what?—was meanwhile pitted against titans like Hot Springs, Arkansas and Florence, Alabama. Facebook and Twitter went nuts for days as individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and

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media outlets (including us) shamelessly solicited frequent voting so that Savannah could “win.” And get.... what, exactly, in exchange for all those clicks Garden & Gun gets? Anyway, it was all for naught when Savannah faced Franklin in the “championship.” Our index fingers no doubt fatigued from defeating Charleston and Asheville, Savannahians (me included) boasted that there was no way little Franklin—who? where?— could possibly beat mighty us. And.... you can guess the rest. Savannah promptly got its ass digitally kicked in an epic blowout. Not that any of this matters. But Franklin is essentially a suburb of the Nashville metro area. It’s “130,000 people or under” in the same sense that Decatur and Marietta are under 130,000 people. I don’t know if any of you have visited Nashville lately, but it’s no podunk country music hamlet. It’s a big, fast city and a major entertainment capital, more like L.A. than Charlotte. So I shouldn’t be surprised that Franklin “won,” and I also shouldn’t be surprised that so many people here got so worked up about taking part in the online contest.

It’s just good clean fun, in the same sense that our annual “Best of Savannah” reader’s poll is good, clean fun (get your votes in now at connectsavannah.com!) I did catch myself wondering, however, how different things might be around here if we put a tenth as much effort into local issues and politics as we do in ubiquitous online contests. I know it’s a lot easier to flex your index finger on a computer mouse than vote in a school board election, or call your alderman, or register to vote, or organize a neighborhood watch, or write a letter to the editor (see below!). Bragging-rights contests are fodder for PR efforts, and certainly help keep Savannah in the national eye, which helps our tourism and service industries. But the other part of it is the inside game. It’s important to present our best face to the outside world, but how are things running inside, when the makeup is off? I think there should be a new rule: For every mouse click, an actual civic effort. For every online vote, a real vote. For each participation in a social media election, a commitment to take part in a real election. Not as much fun, but food for thought anyway. cs

feedback | letters@connectsavannah.com | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 City’s police chief survey is ‘bogus’

Editor, As quoted by WSAV regarding the hiring of a new police chief:  “They (the department) have history,” said (City Manager Stephanie) Cutter. “Someone new coming in has to kind of get a good feel for what that history is. Has to learn the organization. You don’t just come in and boom, make changes impulsively.” Two huge red flags in that statement. Point #1, “He.”  That disrespects and disqualifies our current acting chief.  ‘Nuff said. Point #2:  Someone coming in shouldn’t have to “learn.”  They should know how a police department

functions.  If you hire somebody that needs to “learn,” then you are hiring the wrong person.  ‘Nuff said, again. As for a public survey, that is what an election is, right?  So, if you want to pursue that thought, let’s just vote for a police chief.  That gets rid of the money spent to search for a “he” that needs to “learn.”  And would we be worse off?  Probably not.  But not better off, either, based on the election results of recent history for other city offices.  Oh, wait – city manager isn’t elected, but that got screwed up just like police chief (not referring to current, of course?).   The survey is so flawed it is laughable.  On first glance, one

might think, “Yes, these are all good qualities for a chief to have.”   Then, once you start it, what the survey does is force you to choose the LEAST important quality.  (Go to savannahga. gov/chiefsearch to see survey) In the first question, if “Reduce Response Time” ends up the bottom (least important) quality for a new police chief, then all “he” has to do is make sure that one aspect gets better during “his” tenure.   Why?  Because, at a future city council news conference, they can say, “Well, he improved response times.”   He may not have met any other standard, but the Council can be proud they picked someone who could meet the

MINIMUM standard! Seriously, this is so bogus and smells so much of “cover your butt”-ness that the manager and council should be ashamed of themselves.   Their defense?  To understand the needs of the community.  WHAT?  Isn’t that why they ran for office?  Didn’t they say they understood what was needed and were willing to represent their constituents? And now they abdicate that responsibility with a survey and an outside search agency who needs to “teach” “him” how to be a police chief?! David Elliott

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A miracle grows in Midtown By Jessica Leigh Lebos jll@connectsavannah.com

I’m a huge fan of parting seas and rainbows after 40 days and 40 nights of rain. But as a member of the modern human race, my deepest belief is that what constitutes a miracle is usually preceded by a combination of opportunity, luck and the kind of hard work that generates sore backs and really filthy fingernails. Still, when social activist Carol Greenberg told me she was planning a community garden in an abandoned lot right off a busy section of Abercorn, I was skeptical. It wasn’t securing the spot that seemed out of reach; with a little paperwork, most any non-profit group can adopt one of 400 FEMA-designated lots via the city’s Community Garden program. It was more the spectacularly ambitious vision of bringing together a disparate neighborhood of varying generations and socioeconomic strata, building infrastructure solely on donated materials and feeding the hungry, all on a homely piece of land prone to flooding and bordered by roaring traffic. “Everyone who gets a raised bed donates Charles Dane demonstrates the art of the trowel to young onlookers at the Midtown the surplus to the Second Harvest Food Miracle Community Garden. Bank, and we’re going to have a children’s classroom,” Carol informed me when I I squished my toe dubiously into the truck shows at the Civic Center were the stopped by the corner of Abercorn and 64th soggy ground and nodded politely, thinkheight of sophisticated entertainment in a couple of months ago. ing, Good luck with that. I’m going to get some Savannah, she has thrown herself into hun“For phase two, we’ll have extra tall beds coffee. dreds of creative endeavors and community for handicapped access, and there’s going to I should have known that if anyone could projects. Not only that, this lady was recybe a solar-powered aquaponic installation pull if off, it would be Carol. A dyed-in-the- cling and reclaiming long before “sustainabilback there,” she said, pointing to a robustly wool eternal optimist who launched Morn- ity” became a hipster mating call. overgrown patch of weeds. ingStar Cultural Arts back when monster For this grandiose garden scheme, Carol

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must’ve felt like Noah, wrangling believers on board like a herd of unwilling oxen. Unlike the biblical figure (and now major motion picture star), however, Carol did not incite a rioting stampede. Instead, the people responded to her exuberant but firm requests for help: Contractors let her schlep extra wood from their construction sites. Vaden Automotive Group donated a red wagon. Volunteers showed up with tools and dirt and paint and seedlings. Among them was District 5 Alderperson Mary Ellen Sprague, who regularly digs in the plots (and ostensibly makes sure that no one’s plotting to build another rooming house in the neighborhood.) A month after receiving its official permit, the Midtown Miracle Community Garden has risen from the earth as if by some divine hand. Of course, it was just plain people hands, most of them now blistered. But what they’ve done! The periwinkle pergola that welcomes visitors is made from wood reclaimed from a dilapidated playground. Pastel-hued raised beds line a walkway of old pallets. In the children’s area sits a platoon-shaped herb garden Carol’s husband Joel calls “The Ark of the Condiments.” Michelle Allan began bringing her kids to the garden several times a week to build and now tend their adopted bed, crowded with broccoli and strawberry plants. “It’s given me an opportunity to teach my children about community service, growing their own food and being responsible for a project from beginning to end,” says Michelle, who brings non-perishables for the monthly food bank collection. While several community gardens are flourishing around town, the Midtown

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The (Civil) SOciety Column | continued from previous page Miracle stands out not just in its astonishing manifestation in so little time but as a cooperative effort. “What sets this garden apart from the others is the outreach that Carol has done, the programs she’s planning, and the desire to not only make this a neighborhood garden, but one that will benefit the Savannah community as a whole,” admires Carol Moon, who oversees the Community Garden program. There’s room in the community boxes for more veggies, and the endeavor still needs all kinds of help, especially from folks who can help design a drip irrigation system and the aforementioned aquaponic fish tank. (Give people a fish and they have dinner; teach them how to grow fish and produce in the same low-impact system and you feed them for a lifetime.) If you’re not into getting dirty, consider sending a daily vote for the Midtown Miracle to win a $10,000 grant from the Seeds of Change Grant Program (Go to seedsofchangegrant.com and type in “31405”.) I cruised by the garden again last week, just as the morning crew was dispersing. There was Carol, in orange sneakers and gardening gloves, the beans and tomatoes rising behind her as vines of victory.

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Could actions in Savannah have prevented the death of Sarah Jones? By Jim Morekis jim@connectsavannah.com

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On their way to Savannah in 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman’s forces tried to capture the Doctortown train trestle over the Altamaha River in Wayne County, Ga. In a fierce day-long battle, they were repulsed by Georgia militia commanding the approach to the bridge with heavy artillery—the only Confederate victory during Sherman’s March to the Sea. One hundred and sixty years later there was more violence and loss of life at the modern Doctortown Trestle, still a busy and vital rail line, now owned by the CSX company. On Feb. 20, 2014, Sarah Jones, a 27-yearold Second Camera Assistant, was killed by an oncoming locomotive while filming a scene in Midnight Rider, based on Gregg Allman’s autobiography. According to reports, there were around 20 people on and near the bridge. In addition to Jones, they included Director/Producer Randall Miller, actor William Hurt, Unit Production Manager Jay Sedrish, and First Assistant Director Hillary Schwartz. They were shooting a dream scene. A dream scene that became a living nightmare. An unforeseen freight train bore down on the crew. It couldn’t stop in time. The crew tried to run. But stuck out on that bridge—the only other way off being straight down into the river —there were too few seconds and the train was coming too fast. In the wake of Jones’s death on that train track, and the injuries of several other crewmembers, came an international outpouring of grief, outrage, and determination that such a thing should never happen again on any film set, anywhere in the world. A Facebook page called “Slates for Sarah” invited what would become a deluge of photos from film sets all around the world, featuring each crew’s familiar clapper bearing Sarah’s name in tribute. Downton Abbey contributed a Slate for Sarah. True Blood contributed a Slate for Sarah. As for who was at fault, that’s now in the hands of the legal system. An army of trial attorneys has descended on the normally quiet county seat, Jesup, and on Savannah, 12 and on Hollywood, and points beyond.

27-year-old Sarah Jones was Second Camera Assistant on the ill-fated Midnight Rider shoot in Wayne County. Everyone’s lawyered up, and few are talking to the media. Civil actions are certain, criminal charges likely. In Savannah, the impact will be felt in not only how many and which movies will be made here in the future, but how they’re financed and insured, and how their production is overseen so as to never produce another tragedy like this. The story involves a former Savannah Film Services Director, Jay Self. It will involve the next Film Services Director, to be hired shortly out of a pool of nearly 150 applicants. It will eventually involve the entire vision of what a local Film Office should be about. It also involves a simple, yet at the same time very complicated, question: Could actions have been taken in Savannah that might have prevented the death of Sarah Jones? But first we have to go down to Wayne County near the Okefenokee Swamp, and talk about trains.

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For 30 years, longtime railroad employee and former law enforcement officer Art Miller has worked to enhance crew safety as “railroad coordinator” on over 70 production projects. He runs his own consulting firm, Rail Transportation Management

Specialists (www.rtms-movietrains.com). According to Art Miller, here’s what happens when a film shoot is properly utilizing the resources of a railroad company on any track anywhere in the U.S.: First of all, “Even rejected requests to film on a major railroad’s property go through five or six corporate executives, in departments ranging from safety to transportation to legal,” he says. “The rejection letters I’ve gotten aren’t complicated and they aren’t ambiguous.” Then, “When a big railroad decides to get involved with a production, many people don’t understand the amount of advance planning and coordination that’s required,” explains Miller, not related to Midnight Rider’s Randall Miller. “Even on small projects, there are several advance visits to the location with involved personnel to review safety risks and hazards and develop a safety plan.” During actual filming, “There would have been a small army of people there,” he says. “On the day of the shoot, it’s not unreasonable to figure there might have been between 10-15 CSX people onsite—personnel from the transportation operations group, railroad police, safety supervisors, and maintenance of way,” Miller says. “And if permission were granted to work on that narrow bridge—and that’s a huge ‘if ’

—you’d also have railroad personnel skilled in bridge safety to install and supervise the necessary ‘fall protection.’” Importantly, “There would have been a company officer who’d be the ‘employee in charge,’ on whose shoulders would rest ultimate traffic control responsibilities through that location. That concept arises from roadway worker protection requirements in federal regulations,” Miller says. According to every news report, not one of those on-set protocols was in effect the day Sarah Jones lost her life. On the contrary, more than one report quotes crew members saying they were told that if they saw a train coming, they had only 60 seconds to get out of the way. “Our contracts always give the railroad the right to cancel a shoot for continued and unremedied safety violations,” Miller continues. “We’ve never had to enforce that, because early on in the relationship we always make sure production managers understand it will be done safely, or it won’t be done at all.” So with the amount of hard work, possible lost revenue, and potential risk involved, why do railroads ever give films permission to use their tracks and equipment? “The primary reason is they view it as supporting the regional economy and especially the arts community in their service


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former Savannah Film Services area,” Miller says. Director Jay Self, who served in “It’s certainly not to that capacity during the CBGB make money. Film work shoot. is so intermittent that the “They were shutting down amount of money a film can streets they didn’t have permission pay is miniscule compared to shut down. Shop owners were to the money the railroad saying ‘no one can get to my store,’” receives from handling one Self tells Connect. freight train.” “The company would say OK, In addition to feeling we’ll open the sidewalk, but then sorrow about Jones’s death, they would put equipment up so Miller wonders about the you couldn’t actually walk on the future relationship between sidewalk.” railroads and the film Self was eventually fired by the industry. City after 18 years of service, allegFor example, a single edly because of issues on the Paranon-lethal incident in a mount shoot of the SpongeBob 1994 shoot involving a sequel in 2013. steam locomotive boiler While CBGB was filming in resulted in insurance comsummer 2012, Self says he and panies refusing to undermembers of his office “eventually write any more movies had to be onsite every hour they featuring steam-powered were filming because it got so The scene immediately after the tragedy at the Doctortown Trestle which claimed the life of Sarah Jones. trains until more regularidiculous.” tions and protocol were in Photo courtesy of Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. Self says there were specific place. safety issues during the CBGB shoot. He But therein lies the challenge with the onPermits & problems on CBGB Of the Wayne County incident’s impact set mindset,” Rousseau says, speaking for Midnight Rider wasn’t the first local proj- cites a shoot near The Lady and Sons, with on the film industry, Miller says: a storefront converted to look like the early “We don’t know what the long-term Mid- himself and not necessarily on behalf of the ect by Unclaimed Freight Productions. and later incarnations of the CBGB club. Film Commission. In 2012, the company, helmed by Rannight Rider effects are going to be. We can Providing photographic documentation, “There’s an eagerness combined with dall Miller and his wife Jody Savin, made only forecast from what we know went on Self says the film company altered a stop blind trust,” Rousseau says. “Risk-taking is another movie in Savannah. there. Events in the county courthouse in sign without permission, supposedly to cut an essential part of the craft, but it’s imporCBGB, starring Alan Rickman, is about Jesup are going to write a lot of the history down on its reflective quality—the same tant to know how to protect yourself.” the New York City punk scene at the legabout what the impacts will be.” The DGA recognizes the First Assistant endary, now-defunct club of the same name. reflective quality that makes a stop sign Director as the crew member charged to Who’s really in charge on set? It was also, in the words of the Savannah more visible to drivers and pedestrians. “I kept saying there were safety issues that But who bears responsibility when there “inspect the set daily for potential safety vio- Film Office 2012 annual report, a movie in lations and report any such problems.” are no railroad personnel onsite? That’s an which “The unauthorized use of public and needed to be dealt with,” Self recalls. The person Self addressed those issues to, But the DGA also says that “those ultiimportant question around which future private property and repeated permit violain a series of emails Connect Savannah has mately responsible for ensuring a safe set are tion by one project generated more citizen court cases are likely to resolve, and not an the employers,” i.e. the production company. complaints in two weeks than the combined obtained, was his boss, City of Savannah easy one to answer. In the case of Midnight Rider, that The Director’s Guild Association—the projects for any previous year since the Film Leisure Services Director Joe Shearouse. “I have no recollection of Jay coming to trade union of film directors—has no fewer would be the now grimly ironically-named Office opened.” me with safety violations,” Shearouse says of than 40 separate “safety bulletins,” on topics Unclaimed Freight Productions. That’s from the official, approved annual his experience with CBGB. And what happens when director and from helicopters to diving to hot air balreport, available at www.savannahfilm.org. “I did hear later on that a stop sign had loons to live ammunition to “live venomous producer are one and the same, as was the The report goes on: been removed or altered without permiscase with Randall Miller on Midnight Rider, reptiles.” For example, Bulletin 28 covers Unfortunately, this company refused to according to his IMDb profile? railroad safety. comply with Film Office efforts to resolve these sion. The only good thing was the street On the issue of who bears the most safety problems… The Film Office has a strong repu- was closed to traffic at the time. It’s still bad But DGA bulletins are non-binding responsibility on set, Rousseau explains tation of protecting the rights and needs of citi- though,” he says. and clearly not always followed. Observers Shearouse is a longtime local public serthat “Too often, crew members believe that zens when permitting projects. This results in blame a widespread unwillingness to buck location access. Allowing inappropriate behav- vant who had only recently become Self ’s the desires of a director and/or producer on person is the First Assistant Director, who, ior erodes community support and closes doors supervisor, during the controversial reshufset for fear of being black-balled from future quite frankly, is working in close proximity to the director and cinematographer. They’re to future productions. Outside political pressure fling of the Film Office in 2010 by former employment—a very real possibility in an should not interfere with the ability of the Film Savannah City Manager Rochelle Smallarea like Savannah, where work is intermit- often too immersed in the moment.” Toney. Prior to that the Film Office was Rousseau says the key is not so much on- Office to enforce permit conditions, rules and tent and often without union protection. largely autonomous, its director reporting set safety, as pre-planning for safety. agreements. David Harland Rousseau serves on the He says “that responsibility generally falls “This company,” of course, was Unclaimed only to the city manager. Savannah Film Commission and has years Another key player in the CBGB story is Freight, and the “project” was CBGB. of experience on both sides of the camera as to key personnel: Producer, Unit ProducDavid Paddison, an insurance executive and tion Manager, First Assistant Director, all “Ten complaints. That’s more citizen assistant director and as an actor. local economic development specialist who “Good managers have a plan they clearly in coordination with the Location Manager. complaints for that one movie than for all at the time served as board chairman of the The First Assistant Director simply cannot projects combined for the whole history communicate to department heads, who then communicate concerns to their teams. be everywhere at all times,” he says. of the Film Office through this year,” says continues on p. 14 13


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Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA). Paddison also has a producer credit on CBGB, which he tells Connect “was more of a joke, really. All I did was basically help them settle some issues with parking passes. Essentially I just bailed them out of a jam.” Another specific safety issue that could conceivably have resulted in injury involved prop benches in Ellis Square, apparently left behind by the CBGB crew. Self says when he saw the benches had been left in heavily-utilized Ellis Square, he felt they not only could pose an injury threat—since they weren’t intended for public use—but also a liability issue for the City. On July 14, 2012, Self emailed Paddison: “Cbgb has 2 park benches in ellis that need to be moved. They are placed as if they are city benches and pose a liability.” About two hours later, Paddison responded: “I think you are in pretty good shape as you have identified the risk and advised CBGB in writing to move them. At this point it becomes their insurance issue should someone be injured on the benches.” Today, Paddison explains: “What happened was the crew packed up their stuff and probably forgot about them. 14 Sure, the City could theoretically be sued,

but the City had insurance and hold-harmless agreements in place. Not that anything was going to happen with those benches, but if it did the film crew had the liability since it was their bench.” Self ’s boss, Shearouse, who was copied on the email exchange, tells Connect: “My response would be if you see the bench and you know it’s a liability, let’s pick up the bench and move it ourselves and then cite the movie company. Have it reflect on their ability to get future permits.” But that’s precisely Self ’s point: That the City’s power to withhold or revoke filming permits wasn’t actually used to enforce safety concerns. “When you have someone with regulatory responsibility that involves safety, and you handcuff them, in my mind you have opened the door for a claim of negligence. Worse, you’ve broken your trust with those that the regulations are meant to protect,” Self tells Connect. “That regulatory need has been stated and acknowledged for 18 years. Suddenly now it’s pulled back? Why? I think it’s the good ol’ boy network. Who knows who,” Self says. “It’s the same mentality of wanting to do anything to make way for any need of a film company. This attitude started with CBGB

and it started when certain people were involved from SEDA,” Self says. Shearouse maintains that the bulk of the controversy on the CBGB shoot didn’t involve safety concerns, but rather a rivalry between Self and Nick Gant, executive producer on CBGB and CEO of Meddin Studios, a local rental house for film services and equipment. “Most of the problems on CBGB came because of the conflict between Nick and Jay. It wasn’t so much that there were permitting issues, but that I had to spend a lot of time refereeing between the two of them,” Shearouse says. “I’d say both were at fault many times.” Shearouse says he became skeptical of Self ’s frequent suggestions that the City use its “leverage” over the film crew by withholding permits. “If you don’t have a legitimate reason to not issue a permit, then you have to issue the permit,” Shearouse says. “If you issue a permit and then discover a problem, you can then pull it. But you can’t arbitrarily just say ‘I don’t believe they’re going to do what they say they’re going to do.’” Paddison says he felt that on at least one occasion Self wrongly revoked parking permits for the CBGB crew which made

their job much harder—one of the “bumpy spots” he helped them with which he says resulted in the producer credit. “One day the film crew had 23 parking passes. Then the number was suddenly and arbitrarily reduced the next day to four,” Paddison recalls. “A lot of people asked why our Film Office intentionally did something like that. There were lots of local agendas.” On July 1, 2012, Self ’s frustration grew to the point that he emailed Shearouse: “We are now in a situation where our remaining concern is to manage loss and liability to the City ... I see not enforcing the permits we set as negligent, since those parameters are specifically set to avoid injury to others.” Looking back, Self tells Connect: “I’m not saying the City has liability for the train incident. But they certainly didn’t set a very good example of how they expected people to work on the previous project,” Self says. “It wouldn’t, and shouldn’t, surprise me if Randall Miller and others on his team thought they could return and get away with anything they wanted again. Why wouldn’t they?” Self says.


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‘Guerrilla filmmaking’

In the days after Feb. 20, many critics pointed to various public statements made by CBGB/Midnight Rider director Randall Miller which in hindsight could put safety issues in a different light. In DVD extras for CBGB, Miller talks about allowing a small child to roam in a field of cows to get one shot, and another scene in which a piano was dropped down a staircase in a private residence. “This is a real house, and I don’t think they fully knew that we were going to drop a piano down this staircase,” Miller laughs on the DVD. Self says, “The thought process behind what happened on that train track is no different than throwing a piano down a set of stairs without the owner of the home knowing. It’s a willful disregard for the property and welfare of others.” In a now widely-circulated YouTube video, during a panel discussion Miller seemingly boasts about filming in the New York City subway without permission. “We were not supposed to be there,” he says in the video. “There were people shooting us with iPhones and we were like, ‘stop that.’” Another person in the video laughs, “We thought we were really, really stealth.” Unclear statements after the Sarah Jones tragedy don’t help dispel this impression. For example, early reports say the crew was told they were just doing a “camera test” on the track that day—getting the shot and the equipment ready for another time when the actors and full crew would be present. But Connect Savannah has obtained a hard copy of the “call sheet” for Midnight

April 2007: The Leatherheads crew takes final light readings for a shot at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. When working on Norfolk Southern property, no fewer than six railroad officials were on hand. Photo by Art Miller. Rider, the document which tells everyone where they’re expected to be on what day and at what time. The Midnight Rider call sheet specifically calls for the presence of actors William Hurt and Wyatt Russell on set Feb. 20. By definition, actors aren’t needed at a camera test. In his early days, railroad consultant Art Miller was a law enforcement officer. He says he’s had a few encounters with “guerrilla filmmakers.” “They always say they didn’t know. Having been a deputy sheriff for 11 years I generally dismiss that. They generally know what they’re doing,” says Miller. “Guerrilla filmmaking on a railroad is

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SEDA’s involvement

Perhaps complicating things is the fact that the Savannah Economic Development Authority had a direct stake in the production of CBGB.

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Paddison, former SEDA chairman and a CBGB producer, defends not only his role in the production, but SEDA’s. “Part of what I was doing as a producer is to find out what makes a city filmfriendly—how to build a great film industry instead of just having a great film location,” Paddison tells Connect. “Everybody loves Forrest Gump, and everybody loves ‘The Book.’ Some of the biggest reasons Savannah enjoys all the attention we enjoy right now come directly from the publicity gained through those projects,” he says. “Yet the film industry here continues to be dysfunctional. SEDA is trying to understand the barriers to having a more vibrant film industry here,” Paddison says. Paddison is forthright that SEDA did provide financial backing for CBGB— though he’s not bullish on that ever happening again in quite the same way. “CBGB was sort of SEDA’s first experiment in the area of providing incentives to film companies. One thing Savannah lacks is a real incentive for them, on par with what the state offers,” Paddison says. “SEDA has been looking for ways to help film projects based on local investment, based specifically on the number of local SCAD people the film will employ,” he says. “We called it a ‘grant,’ but it was really more of an effort to create a revolving fund that would then be paid back to SEDA out of revenue generated by the film,” Paddison says. Doesn’t his description of such a grant also fit the definition of an actual financial investment? continues on p. 16

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“Yes, it was,” answers Paddison. “Our intent is to help build an industry here that will employ local people on a regular basis, which currently isn’t the case,” he says. “We have so many SCAD graduates here. These are incredibly smart and talented young people,” he says. “We want them to be able to stay here and find consistent work in the film industry here. But currently it’s very difficult for them to do that.” Citing the extraordinary success of TV and film production in the Atlanta metro area, Paddison says, “They’re just going crazy. We do millions of dollars of business here, but Atlanta is doing billions.” But some critics echo Self ’s concerns that it’s precisely that race for more dollars that is compromising safety. “For many in the industry following the Midnight Rider case, what happened in Georgia is a manifestation of a too-common lack of regard for safety in an industry in which economic pressures are growing and oversight can be lax, especially on shoots in states intent on luring productions with incentives,” opines the Motion Picture Editors Guild on its website at www.editorsguild.com.

“It needs to be a government function, because only a government has the authority to shut down a public street.” The concept of the Film Office originated during Don Mendonsa’s tenure as city manager. Vaquer credits the subsequent city manager, Michael Brown, with helping make that vision a reality. But Vaquer says the recent reorganization under Brown’s successor, Rochelle SmallToney, made the Film Office’s position much less tenable. “It’s important for the Film Office to have a level of quasi-independence. I think that’s what was lost in the last iteration,” he says. “We have to get back to the roots of what it was designed to do. So the director doesn’t have to run things up flagpoles to the city manager every time there’s a question.” While Jay Self warns of the downside of SEDA’s involvement—in his view, a recipe for conflicts of interest, safety compromises, and political interference—others see potential advantage in a future expanded role for SEDA or some other outside agency in

assisting the Savannah Film Office. Alderman Van Johnson, for example, has gone on record suggesting that the entire funding for the Savannah Film Office go straight to SEDA, and for SEDA to perform the whole function itself. Most importantly, some say, it’s time to separate the permitting function from the marketing function. “People need to be reminded that the Film Office was originally established not to attract film, but to protect the residents of Savannah,” says Joe Shearouse. Vaquer concurs. “The Film Office was created in the wake of Forrest Gump. We wanted to avoid any more situations where residents were all of a sudden told by a film company ‘we’re shutting down your street,’” he says. “By the nature of what film companies do—they’re in town for a limited amount of time on set for a limited number of hours for a limited number of days—what they are doing is the beginning, the middle and the end for them,” Vaquer says. “They’re not always overly concerned that

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Mike Vaquer was the very first chairman of the Savannah Film Commission and played a key role in creating the position of Savannah Film Services Director. He helped hire Jay Self, the first person to hold the title. “The whole concept of the Film Office does need to be revisited, but not whether we need one,” says Vaquer. “The issue is where should the Film Office fit in the hierarchy of the City.” Vaquer says when the Film Office was originally set up, “we were very careful to make it a direct report to the city manager so as not to get caught up in interdepartmental squabbles. But it also needed to be part of the government hierarchy in order to have the authority to work with other govern16 ments,” he says.

Excerpts from emails between former Savannah Film Services Director Jay Self, his boss Leisure Services Director Joe Shearouse, and then-SEDA chairman and CBGB producer David Paddison.

Johnny can’t get into his usual space in the parking lot to go to work because their food truck is blocking it.” Paddison adds, “It’s hard to be both regulator and concierge. The glitzy part is the sales job. But the crappy part is permitting. If you insist on keeping the sales function and the permitting function in one office, eventually films will quit coming here.” Vaquer says there will likely always be tensions on the permitting end because of the inherent nature of filmmaking. “It’s common for film companies to agree to whatever they have to agree to in order to get their permits,” he says. “You’ll tell them, OK, you can do thing X but we can’t let you do thing Y. They get the permits and announce, lo and behold, we just can’t complete the film without thing Y,” says Vaquer. “Unfortunately that kind of thing happens pretty often.” Shearouse says if he were asked for a recommendation he’d say the Film Office should remain part of City government. “But we do need somebody to be a marketing agent, and that could be SEDA. Someone with contacts with film producers actively marketing to get films to Savannah,” Shearouse says. “Currently if we get a phone call from a producer interested in Savannah, we will certainly take the call and market Savannah. But what’s missing is somebody reaching out first and contacting that film producer.” Without commenting on SEDA’s investment in CBGB, Shearouse says the expenditures involved in wooing outof-state filmmakers would be more properly handled by an agency like SEDA. “If you bring a producer to town and want to take him out to dinner, all of a sudden you’ll have a City department submitting reimbursements. You know there will be criticisms of that,” he says. “But if you’re SEDA you can do things like that and people accept it as part of business.” But Rousseau cautions that, especially in the wake of the Sarah Jones tragedy, the City should take care to retain and take seriously its safety oversight role.


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Awareness in Film, Entertainment, and Television). Some suggestions coming out of that March 30 event held at the Coastal Georgia Center downtown include productions being required to attach a safety plan to each permit, and requiring filmmakers to identify a “Safety Agent” on the call sheet for each shoot—“an on-set Epilogue ombudsman of sorts,” Rousseau Production on Midnight explains. Rider has been indefinitely “This is a low-cost way to postponed. ensure effective communication In 2013 Jay Self was that meets the need for a safer set, hired as head of corporate while also making sure things run affairs of the Medient Stuefficiently and on time,” he says. dios in Effingham County Rousseau says the response so (no affiliation with simifar has been heartening. larly-named Meddin Stu“Students are asking very spedios.) They plan to begin cific safety questions related to shooting a horror movie, The Damned, in Savannah A blow-up of the portion of the Midnight Rider call sheet that seems to disprove the initial contention that the their student films. They’re sharp, and they care,” he says. later this year. tragic shoot was just a camera test; “William & Wyatt” refers to actors William Hurt and Wyatt Russell. “Pros are forming relationships Two weeks ago, the appliwith Occupational Safety and “We have to come together as a comDavid Paddison remains on the SEDA cation period closed to fill Health Administration (OSHA) repreboard, but there’s a new chairman: Robert E. munity to decide if we’re going to let that Self ’s old job as Savannah Film Services moment define us, or if we’re going to move sentatives to learn how they can make their Director. Until then, interim director Wil- James, president of Carver State Bank. departments safer,” Rousseau says. In the film industry at all levels, there is a forward and identify ways to build film liam Hammargren holds the spot. “From our perspective, safety is everyone’s and digital media infrastructure to support palpable sense that Sarah Jones should not Joe Shearouse is assembling an advisory concern. On every job site. At every level. a better future for Savannah and our film committee to help narrow down the nearly have died in vain. Things will only change once people take industry,” he says. Just as the last shot of the day is known 150 applicants. From there, the recommenownership of their roles on set, and start After the death of Jones, Rousseau and dation of Shearouse and the committee will in film parlance as “the martini shot,” there’s looking out for one another,” he says. others at the grassroots of the local film a move afoot, promoted by social media, to head to City Manager Stephanie Cutter, “And you know what? It’s already having industry did just that, wasting no time takcall the day’s first shot “the Jonesy”—a conwho has the final call. an effect. The culture is changing. Slowly….” Mike Vaquer, first head of the Savannah stant, daily reminder that safety is the most ing the initiative in bringing safety to the forefront. important thing of all. Film Commission, wishes them all luck. cs A new combined effort by the groups “What happened on that train track was a “The job requires a unique set of skills to respond to the unique and often unreason- horrible tragedy that could conceivably have Savannah Filmmakers and SWIFT (Savan- To comment on this story, email nah Women in Film and Television) orgaa major impact on the film business in our able demands of the film industry, in what jim@connectsavannah.com nized a seminar called SAFE-T (Safety region,” concludes Paddison. amounts to an open set,” says Vaquer. “I have to say, the permitting process used by the Savannah Film Office has been remarkably effective in helping filmmakers and City departments identify safety concerns and allocate proper resources where necessary,” he says.

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$100,000, $250,000, and $1,000,000 in 2012 dollars had effective tax rates (neglecting deductions or exemptions) of, respectively, 20, 21, 23, 31, and 57 percent of their total income. The highest marginal rate remained at 91 percent until 1964. Let that marinate for a moment. During the entirety of what conservatives typically regard as the good old days, the high-end tax rate was close to the highest in U.S. history. After spending nearly two decades at 70 percent, the top rate fell significantly during I need a good answer for a question from a the Reagan years, bottoming out in 1988 politically conservative friend. When I pointed at 28 percent. Today, notwithstanding the out that federal tax rates were higher in 1955 machinations of the tax-and-spend element, for everyone from the poor to the super rich it remains just 39.6 percent. than they were in 2010, his response was: “Are Now to your question. Having scoured the databases, we learn as follows: these taxes spent more wisely today than they • In 1900 the federal government was were in say, 1955? Or rather, is our federal pretty much the definition of lean and mean. government spending tax money more or less efficiently now than then?” —Thomas Holton More than 30 percent of the budget went to defense, with an additional 22 percent Right, like there’s some accepted standard to veterans’ benefits. The U.S. Post Office, of what constitutes wise or efficient spend- as it was then known, ate up another 17 percent, and 6 percent went for interest on ing. I guarantee you some people think putting dime one into the EPA, the Depart- the national debt. That left just 24 percent, allowing for rounding errors, for all other ment of Education, or for that matter the government activities. U.S. Marine Band is a foolish waste of • By 1920, defense had ballooned to funds. Better we just look at how the federal nearly 70 percent of the budget and interest spending breakdown has shifted over the to 15 percent. OK, World War I had just years. You and your friend will still argue fruitlessly about whether that’s good or bad, ended. Still, when 85 percent of the government’s money goes to the military plus debt, but at least you’ll start with the facts. you have to think: the priorities here are First let’s confirm your premise: federal seriously askew. income tax rates were way higher in 1955 • By 1955 defense was still nearly 55 perthan today. The top rate that year was 91 cent of the government’s budget, with penpercent on income over $400,000 for married couples filing jointly, which even so was sions plus social security in second place at 7 percent. Healthcare, education, welfare, lower than the all-time peak rate, during World War II—94 percent on income over and transportation all together accounted for less than 8 percent of all government $200,000. spending. True, in 1955 few Americans had • In 1980, after Vietnam but before the an annual income of $400,000, or even Reagan military buildup, the budget was $200,000. To adjust for inflation we turn to my assistant Una, spreadsheet ninja. She more balanced. Defense was still the largest share of expenses, at 28 percent, followed by computes that in 1955 American families earning the equivalent of $25,000, $50,000, pensions and social security at 23 percent

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A 12-year-old has been charged in the Friday night shooting death of an 11-year-old playmate in west Savannah. “The boys were handling a gun at a house on the 1400 block of Church Street when it fired about 9 p.m. Montrez Burroughs of the 800 block of Joe Street was struck and died at Memorial University Medical Center,” police say. The 12-year-old has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a person under 18.

Street and lost control when she accelerated to avoid an approaching vehicle,” police say. “The Mazda overran a curb on the north side of the park, crossed the sidewalk and struck the bench where Roebuck was sitting after riding his bicycle.”

• An SUV was stolen about 4:45 a.m. Sunday morning with a sleeping child in the back seat. “An officer searching more than six miles from the incident found the abandoned car and the child unharmed near the Exchange Club fairgrounds about 8 a.m.,” police say. The green Dodge Durango loaded with newspapers and bearing Georgia Tag AZA 7084 and displaying a skydiver’s emblem in the rear window was stolen when the •A Savannah man is in serious condition driver, a newspaper delivery person for the Savannah Morning News, stopped at the after he was struck by a car while he was Parker’s convenience store at DeRenne and sitting on a bench in Forsyth Park Friday Skidaway. afternoon. A white male appearing to be in his midKenneth Roebuck II, 52, of a Dianne McKenzie Way address was transported to to late-20s jumped in the vehicle and drove away. He is described as 5-8 to 5-9, weighMemorial University Medical Center with two broken legs after the 2:45 p.m. accident ing 125-135 with a crew cut hair style. He was wearing a blue short sleeve shirt and at Bull and Gaston streets. Police say he was struck by a 2006 Mazda blue pants. Christopher Grayson, 12, was asleep in driven by Yvette Grogins, 52, who “was exitthe back seat. ing a driveway to turn east onto Gaston

• A 17-year-old Savannah and the location of woman has been charged the shooting. He with the murder of her arrived at Memorial infant daughter after an University Medical eight-month investigation by Center for treatment Savannah-Chatham Police, of a non-life threatenthe Chatham County Dising gunshot wound trict Attorney’s Office and injury shortly after the GBI. the shooting. Calabria Tiawana Bragg Patrol officers had turned herself in to Metro been called to the was son Christopher Gray Police after being indicted by 2000 block of Ash d soun and found safe a Chatham County grand jury Street at 3:47 p.m. on two counts of felony murto investigate the der, cruelty to children, cruelty to children shooting. Detectives and Islands Precinct in the second degree and false statements officers, aided by Central Precinct Crime and writings to law enforcement officers. Suppression Unit and Patrol officers, The indictment and arrest followed the served four search warrants in the investideath of 8-month-old Arizona Mozee gation that led to two other arrests. after she was found unresponsive in her Johnell Taylor, 36, of the 2000 block of bed on August 5. Ash Street, was arrested on an outstanding contempt of court warrant. And Bernard • Detectives continue to investigate a Jonathon Wilson, 26, of the 3100 block of Tuesday afternoon shooting last week on Harris Street, was charged with possession the Eastside but their investigation already of marijuana. cs has led to three arrests on other charges. Kareem Abdul Felder, 18, of an East 41st Street address, was charged with obstruction and false statements and writGive anonymous crime tips to ings after lying to police about his identity Crimestoppers at 234-2020

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The Formula One circuit is generally thought to attract fans as a showcase of motorcar technology and racing skill, but organizers of the Australian Grand Prix (the first of the 19 races on the annual circuit) threatened a lawsuit in March against Formula One management because the races should also be showcases of noise. Formula One has softened cars’ power this year in order to make breakthrough achievements in fuel efficiency, but that also tamped down Formula One’s “trademark ear-shattering roar,” according to a Business Insider report. Fans are less likely to buy tickets, the organizers fear, if they lose the deafening, 100-decibel vroom that is a “visceral element of the fan experience.”

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As Microsoft founder and current worldclass philanthropist Bill Gates prepared for In some cultures, and now in Florida, a speech in Vancouver, British Columbia, in apparently, the act of urination carries no March, a circumcision dissident prepared special modesty protection. A judge ruled to protest. The Bill and Melinda Gates in March that video of Justin Foundation has invested Bieber expelling for a urine more than $160 million on test following his January circumcision programs in drag-racing arrest in Miami developing countries based Beach was a “public record” on overwhelming medical and had to be released to evidence (“as clear as you I voted for the press under Florida law. really can get in medical Asheville (A perhaps overly generous research,” said a Univerblack box was edited into the sity of British Columbia video to make it somewhat professor) that the proceless explicit.) In the video, dure makes transmission The Championship Brackets only one officer is present, of HIV much more dif• Amelia Boomker, 36, of Bolingbrook, observing, based on protocol ficult. Dedicated, intensepleasure-seeking men (in Ill., celebrated her acceptance into the Guin- that respects the suspect’s this case, the Canadian ness Book of World Records in March, rec- “privacy” - though the Florida Foreskin Awareness Projognized for donating more than 127 gallons judge in essence invited the ect) insist that the surgientire world to watch Bieber of her own breast milk to critically needy cal snipping, especially babies in the Midwest. The donations came urinate, as the video quickly of babies, denies males on top of supplying breast milk for her own made the Internet. the benefit of heightened four sons, three of whom were born during penile sensitivity. the 2008-2013 period in which she pumped Oops! out her excess for the Indiana Mothers’ Milk (1) Kentucky state Rep. Leslie Combs, Bank. unloading her .380 semi-automatic handSuspicions Confirmed • Most Commandments Violated: James gun in her Capitol office in Frankfort in Richard Wright of Canada’s Prince Chatten, 46, pleaded guilty in January to January, accidentally fired a shot into her Edward Island was busy in March handing several Commandment violations stemfurniture. Said Combs, “I’m a gun owner. out $50 and $100 bills to strangers during ming from a July incident at the Christian It happens.” In fact, she praised herself for a visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia, urging the Horizons church in Peterborough, Ontario. being “particularly careful” to point the gun recipients to “thank God” for the gift and to Chatten brought a prostitute inside the away from people while “unloading” it. (2) pass it along to others if they could not use church, for sex, after hours, and stole money In March, an unnamed man was rescued it themselves. Wright’s spree was soon broto pay her from a church drawer, then lied to by bystanders who heard screaming from a ken up as Mounted Police detained him for police about being forced to raid the drawer. maze-like storm drain, which runs 12 feet a “wellness check,” which led to his transfer • Prodigious Criminality: (1) John Bidbelow the street in Lawton, Okla. The man to a mental-health facility. Wright’s daughter mead, 65, was convicted in November at had accidentally dropped a $20 bill through Chelsea told reporters that her dad worked Britain’s Exeter Crown Court of possession a grate and climbed in after it, wandering hard for his money, had no mental-health of child pornography images that totaled, underground for two days searching for his issues and simply wanted to help people, according to police count, 600,000 files - a way out. (He never found the $20.) and a friend described him as a “generous low number because detectives said they got individual wrapped up in the acts of kindtired of counting and that the final number Bright Ideas ness.” However, at press time, Wright was was easily over a million. The prosecutor The Lakemaid brewery based in Stevens still hospitalized. called it “certainly the largest find in this part Point, Wis., acknowledged in January that it of the world.” (2) Jason Bourcier, 33, reached has been testing drone technology, with an Confront Your Fears a deal with the Virginia Department of eye to eventually delivering beer to isolated • Yo No Quiero: The Phoenix suburb of Transportation in November to eventually ice fishermen on Lake Waconia, Minn. The Maryvale was “overrun,” according to Februpay down the $200,000 in highway tolls he brewery reportedly found that a six-bladed ary reports, with several “packs” of up to 15 had ignored for more than three years. 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overwhelmed by massive recent donations of Chihuahuas, most from one couple. Said a spokesman, “We were up to our knees in little Chihuahuas.” • Pennywise: England’s Manchester Evening News reported in March that local police had handled 19 cases of “clownrelated” crimes in the area in 2013, ranging from a clown in the town of Bury peering into the windows of at least two homes, to a boy’s report in Rochdale that a clown holding balloons had tried to grab him on the street. The secretary of Clowns International lamented the “stupid people” who damage the reputation of the clowning “profession.”

Least Competent Criminals

Classic Recurring Themes: (1) Travis Rice, 21, and an accomplice were seen on surveillance video breaking into Arion Motors in Plantation, Fla., in March - video that revealed Rice, at a key moment, yanking something from his pocket and not noticing that a card had fallen to the floor. The card, of course, was his state identification card, and further “investigation” revealed Rice’s Facebook bragging about the break-in and theft of license plates and car keys. (2) Carlos Ruiz, 42, was arrested in Haddon Township, N.J., in February after he violated a cardinal rule by returning to the scene of the crime. He had stolen valuables including a sound system from a home, and had gotten away, but was captured a half-hour later when he returned for the sound system’s remote control.

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Christopher Miller, 40, was arrested in March a few blocks from a Stride Rite shoe store in Ocean County, N.J., minutes after it had been robbed by a man resembling Miller. Police said Miller had just been released from New Jersey’s South Woods State Prison after serving 15 years for robbing the same Stride Rite store and apparently had taken a bus from the prison directly to the store in order to rob it again. Thanks This Week to Perry Levin, Mark D’Amelio, Jan Wolitzky, Kelly Egnitz, Alissa Grosso, and Teri Darcy, and to the News of the Weird Board of Editorial Advisors. CS By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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Greg Rettig and Stephen Baumgardner have been friends for a long time. And like so many of the musicians who inhabit Savannah’s ever-evolving scene, they’ve played in multiple bands … sometimes in tandem, sometimes not. “Me and Stephen have been together with so many musicians for about six years,” Rettig explains. “And it’s pretty ridiculous. Every two years, we play two shows. And then break up again. Then it would be me and him, and a new band.” These days, Rettig plays guitar in Sins of Godless Men, and bass in Wave Slaves. And, he says, he’s the new bass player for

Jeff Two-Names and the Born Agains (“Apparently, I was abducted into their band without my consent”). As Basik Lee, Baumgardner is a soughtafter DJ and rapper. A founding member of the hip hop aggregate Dope Sandwich, he is also a poet, singer and dancer, and many other things for which he is justifiably known and beloved in the community. Together, these two have a new project. Ambrose—named after the drummer’s dog —is a four-piece rhythm ‘n’ blues band. Well, sort of. “Everybody has so much to bring to the table, I don’t even know if you can box it right now,” Baumgardner explains. “When people ask ‘What kind of music do you play?’ we just say, well, it’s R&B.” Interjects Rettig: “That covers it. Yeah, he raps sometimes, and sometimes we play pretty hard, but most of the time we’re trying to be smooth.” Rettig is the band’s bassist, Derrick

Burgess plays drums, and Jim Schaffer doubles on keyboards and horn. Ambrose plays April 10 at Barrel House (the former Retro on Congress, aka the former Mercury Lounge) and April 11 at Congress Street Social Club. Some may not realize that Baumgardner is a hell of a soulful vocalist. He is Ambrose’s frontman and pivot point. “I love singing,” he says. “Honestly, the funny thing is, I used to sing in gospel choir during high school. Before Dope Sandwich, I was in a singing group and we were going out to Cali with this independent label. Just when I got out there, I stopped singing and started rapping, and that’s when I came back. I used to always rap with friends, but when I came back here I started thinking of it differently. And that’s when I ran into everybody in Dope Sandwich.” Baumgardner, who also plays guitar, has been doing more singing than rapping lately,

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although a hip hop strain has made its way into some of Ambrose’s music. You just never know. Both of these guys enjoy the unpredictable nature of their band. Burgess and Schaffer are longtime Savannah fixtures, too—in fact, they’ve each played with Rettig and Baumgardner in different configurations—and both musicians like to shake things up. “I hadn’t played bass in years before I started playing with Stephen again,” Rettig says. “But when I started playing with Derrick the first time around, it was just a really good fit. And I don’t know, with playing bass, if I’ve ever played with a drummer I liked playing with more. That I could synch up with, and read him. And me and Derrick can read each other.” Offers Baumgardner: “That’s how I feel about playing with Jim. Literally, from the first time, I would sing songs to him and he would just start playing along. And that became our thing—‘Yo, I got this idea,’ and I would sing it, and he’d just take off.” There are two songs to listen to at ambrosetheband.bandcamp.com. There will soon be more. “I think our closest game plan is make songs, record songs,” says Baumgardner.

“We’ve got a lot of stuff we play around with that we’ve polished up by now. No matter what, I want to record it just to hear it.” After this week’s pair of shows, Ambrose will share a bill with Whaleboat at the Jinx May 3.

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• This booking came in late, but hot dog! Dig Atlanta’s 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra, a funky eight-piece ensemble with horns, at Hang Fire Thursday, April 10. The bill also includes Crazy Bag Lady and White Treasure. • The SCAD Savannah Record Fair happens Saturday, April 12 at Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St. As a veteran of many years of rare-record and memorabilia shows across the country, I have to say this one isn’t much, unless you’re a college student on the hunt for dollar vinyl ... but in Savannah, it’s all we’ve got. Seek and ye just might find. Dealers come in from various southeastern locales. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., it’s free, and sales are cash only. Ah, but there’s more! Cusses and the Electric Sons are playing a pre-fair “block party” from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday (April 11) outsider the SCAD Museum of Art. Bring a blanket and sit on the grass. CS

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To commemorate Horse Feathers’ 10th anniversary, the Oregon band’s label, Kill Rock Stars, is putting out a box set of all three Horse Feathers albums, plus another set of outtakes and B-sides. On cassette only. “They’ve been flirting with these cassette box sets, just because they’re kind of an unusual, fun item,” says Justin Ringle, Horse Feathers’ singer, songwriter and all-around musical visionary. “It makes it capable of putting out a number of albums with a pretty low cost. And it’s just a cool package.” To promote KRS Archives, Volume One, Horse Feathers is hitting the road for its first East Coast tour in several years, and will play the club Ampersand on April 11. “I didn’t even realize it had been 10 years, to be honest with you,” Ringle laughs. “I thought, OK, let’s put it out and put a name to the face. We’ll squeak out a little tour and tell some folks that we’re still alive and well and playing music.” Over the course of those three albums, Horse Feathers has given us some of most sublime acoustic music of the last decade. Ringle specializes in lyrical tone poems, delicately played and sung, with achingly understated string arrangements. Lately, he’s started using drums. The Savannah show will feature Ringle on guitar, a violin, a cello, a banjo and guitar player, and a drummer. A small-town Idaho native, Ringle moved to Portland in 2003. Thrilled by the city’s thriving, open music scene, he began to frequent Open Mic nights. Soon, naturally, he found like-minded collaborators. “Over the years it’s kind of become Me And Other People,” he explains. “So I spend a lot of time working on songs by myself, and trying to figure out the vision of what I want a record to sound like, and how we’re going to approach it. And then I slowly starting bringing in the collaborators. The partners in crime, so to speak.” Inspired, he says, by George Martin’s chamber work on latter-day Beatles

records, Ringle gravitated towards string players. “I slowly figured out over the years how to kind of integrate that with my songs,” he says. “And of course using the studio as part of that process. There’s just so much depth that you can achieve musically making string arrangements. “It’s a collaborative effort. I don’t write it out—we usually base the string arrangements off of harmonies, based off of vocal melodies. And build from there. Or use some kind of melodic motif that we decide on and build that up.” Ringle describes Horse Feathers over the years as “a natural evolution.” Although the melodies were always gorgeous, the sonic growth between House With No Name (2008), Thistled Spring (2010) and Cynic’s New Year (2012) is clear and present. He thrives on collaboration. “Usually I start with the violin player,” Ringle explains. “I try to just bring out the strengths in different players. Sometimes they come out of the gate with something that I would never think of. That adds a lot to the dialogue of the music. “A lot of times, two heads are better than one. But also, you don’t want too many chefs in the kitchen! I’m kind of the ringleader, and I try to drive the car, but there is some room for everybody to be able to embellish and bring things out. “Ultimately, the goal is just to make really good music.” After this tour, the band will record a new album—with drums. It’s something Ringle’s been thinking about for a while. “I have definitely tried to release my grip a little bit,” he says. “I’m pretty neurotic about some of this stuff, and I’ve definitely tried to squeeze the life out of some things that I’ve recorded, by trying to be too overbearing with what I want.” cs

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study painting at SCAD. Once she got her BA, she went to work as a go-go dancer at Club One. “It always felt natural, because I like entertaining people,” she says. “When you see people light up just because you’re there, that’s the best feeling. You can completely change their mood. “Even little things like

Mary Elizabeth Johnson, trained dancer and fine artist, has an alter ego. By night, she’s Mary Contrary, vixen and tease, leather/lace-clad frontwoman for the all-lesbian neo-burlesque troupe, the Dirty Dolls. “Mary Contrary is just me,” Johnson explains, “but enhanced. When I came up with my character, I put so much thought into it. I wanted to use my own name. It’s very closely based on myself, but really intensified.” Yes, the Dirty Dolls’ show is decidedly sexual —they appear, scantily clad, walking the walk and dancing the dance, once a month at Club One—but it’s not really a grindy girl-on-girl strip act. Nor is it old-school burlesque, with balloons and feathers. Neo-burlesque, Johnson says, “is about celebrating being sexy, being beautiful, feeling beautiful. If you look at all the different things that are popping up, go-go-classes, pole fitness classes, burlesque classes, there’s all these different things that one can do. Because anybody feels great when they feel sexy. It’s empowering.” A native of Arlington Heights, Ill., Johnson— who’d studied ballet and modern dance in her hometown— arrived in Mary Elizabeth Johnson, aka Mary Savannah Contrary of the lesbian troupe Dirty 11 years Dolls Burlesque. ago to

“I’ve always been told that I was sexy, even when I was quite a bit younger,” Johnson explains. “This is a natural thing. People are always like ‘Isn’t it awkward taking your clothes off onstage?’ Even the first show, it wasn’t uncomfortable. I wasn’t nervous about that. I was nervous about not tripping over something on the stage.” Lesbian burlesque has an enormous fan base in the South. Two years ago, Johnson started working with Orlando performer Ivy Les Vixens, and they still dance and play together, week after week, throughout Florida and Georgia (and beyond). Ivy, in fact, is a co-founder and frequent member of the Dirty Dolls Burlesque revue. “It’s really hard to find girls who fit what we’re looking for,” says Johnson. “Because you have to be able to dance, you have to be gay, you have to be able to travel … and you have to have your own vision, because nothing’s more annoying than girls who want to be in the troupe, and they come in and try to remem- be identical to me. The same music, and the bering some- same kind of costumes. body’s name, or “That’s why Ivy and I get along so well, if they just got because we’re at exact opposite ends of the dumped, they spectrum. But we totally get each other.” feel special. It Johnson’s partial to metal and other heavy means to much music. “I only use music that’s really passionto them that ate for me, that I really love,” she explains. you remember “It has to be something that I enjoy. They’ll them. I’m just say ‘How’s she going to do burlesque to a normal per- Pantera?’ And it happens, and they love it.” son, so for it The next Dirty Dolls show at Club One to mean that takes place Friday, April 11. The audiences, much, it’s Johnson stresses, are often quite diverse. really great.” In other words, the fantasy show isn’t just She was for gay women. As with so many LGBT invited the events, your preference is your preference, join the and that’s that. Define your own hot and Floridasexy. based “So many girls ask me about starting to “drag king” do what I do,” Johnson adds. “And I always company say “You really have to love it, and love your Spikey audience.’ Dikey & “I think that’s one thing that Ivy and I the Afterhave in common that people pick up on— midnights, we really, genuinely enjoy it. And we enjoy and her first who we’re performing for. It means the performance world to me that people can tell. Otherwise in the all-gay you can’t do it.” CS troupe was in front of Dirty Dolls Burlesque 3,000 people Where: Club One, 1 Jefferson St. for Pensacola When: At 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 Pride. Tickets: $10 at clubone-online.com


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Vogue digital creative director Sally Singer “I’m taking a film class right now, and it’s so interesting to look at Quentin’s work, the cut outs and types of shots she uses,” muses Lamb. “I like her style and the way she can make something so polished out of all these different elements.” But it’s architect William Sofield’s brain that Lamb really wants to pick. Sofield’s modern designs grace some of the world’s most luxurious residences and hotels and have earned him the descriptor as a “choreographer” of spaces. At SCADstyle, he’ll participate in a conversation with Architectural Design editor Mayer Rus. “I like to sew and make things, but I’m most interested in architecture and interior design,” says Lamb, whose mother works at one of Birmingham’s largest architectural firms. “I want to ask Mr. Sofield how he started, what inspires him now.” This won’t be Lamb’s first trip to Savannah; she visited SCAD while scouting colleges earlier this year. While she hasn’t made a final decision about where she’ll spend the next four years, she’s definitely committed to a career in design. “I think working in design and creativity will be different from a regular job, like a doctor or a teacher,” she says. “Those are really important. But I think design helps the world, too.” She adds that she’s profoundly grateful for the opportunity to jumpstart her higher education at SCADstyle. The thrift shop frequenter also admits that she could use the inspiration when it comes to creating interior spaces. “Actually, my room is kind of outdated right now. I painted it in sixth grade, and it’s all polka dots and stripes,” she laughs. “But my dorm room’s going to be really cool!” cs SCAD Style When: Mon.-Thur. April 14-17 Where: Various locations Cost: Free and open to the public Info: scad.edu/scadstyle2014

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Prabal Gurung and editors from Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily join graphics icon Stefan Sagmeister, “It Girl” filmmaker Quentin Jones and others on SCAD’s Savannah and Atlanta campuses April 14-17. All lectures and events are free and open to the public. In conjunction with a series of videos that asked those luminaries what style means to them, SCAD invited high school students to describe the same via a 15-second video uploaded to Instagram with the tag #iamscadstyle. Eighteen year-old Lamb filmed herself outdoors layered in vintage lace sweater and denim, offering that“style is expressing who you are … channeling your personality through what you wear.” SCAD Director of Creative Initiatives Molly Rowe reports that the judges were charmed by the submission. “Her personality, individuality and sense of style truly shined through,” wrote Rowe in an email announcing her #iamscadstyle winner. “A true style-setter, in all senses of the word.” On the phone after school, Lamb elaborates that design is essential to expressing creativity. “I think everyone wants to be an influence on their world,” she says. Lamb will get special seating for events and looks forward to attending Stefan Sagmeister’s lecture on “Design and Happiness” and hearing what Alexander Wang says to Tom Ford CEO Domenico De Sole. She’s most excited that SCAD has arranged one-on-one facetime for her with three of her favorites from the SCADstyle lineup, including Vogue’s digital creative director, Sally Singer. “I’m definitely a Vogue girl,” declares Lamb. “I really like how Sally Singer mixes up the punk elements with classic pieces.” She’s also a fan of Quentin Jones, the illustrator and filmmaker who has been making waves in the fashion world since Chanel picked up her quirky photo montage to launch the brand’s new line of nail polish.

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Monster mash-up Sci-fi, gaming and campy movies collide at GnomeCon By Jessica Leigh Lebos jll@connectsavannah.com

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All the fanboys and gamer girls will come out to play this weekend, when GnomeCon descends upon Savannah like a beneficent dragon. Now in its third year, the locally-organized sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention has grown formidable wings, hosting three days of role-playing and more the Coastal Georgia Center April 11-13. There will be more authors, artists, filmmakers and gaming industry poo-bahs than ever at this magical gathering of self-proclaimed geeks, who are encouraged to bring their costumes and card collections. While Nikki Wulf ’s cosplay masquerade contest will surely be a highlight, many come to GnomeCon to meet fellow fantasy fans and play European and miniaturebased board games. Highly anticipated this year is “I Drank What?” which may sound like a frat house hobby but is really Empire Games’ darkly hilarious contest of wills inspired by everyone’s favorite scene from The Princess Bride. In between rounds, gnomers can catch performances by comedian Phil Keeling and the Odd Lot Improv Troupe, hear what inspires bestselling fantasy writers Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett and shop the sci-fi book sale to benefit Live Oak Public Libraries. Angela Beasley’s Puppet People and craft projects will keep little gnome hands entertained. Also on the docket is a panel and screening with writer/director Larry Blamire, the twisted mind behind the Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, Trail of the Screaming Forehead and other B-rate cult favorites. Blamire will screen his films Friday evening and host a Sunday panel with GnomeCon veteran Todd “Professor Fear” Hanson. Blamire spoke with Connect last week about Monsterpalooza, spoofing Ed Wood and turning his steampunk project into a tabletop game. Connect Savannah: Growing up, were you a huge fan of 1950’s sci-fi horror movies? Larry Blamire: Oh yes, I’ve been into monsters

since I was a kid! The Superman TV shows, all the Godzillas, King Kong and of course, 32 all of the Ray Harryhausen movies [Earth

vs. The Flying Saucers, the original Clash of the Titans]. Ray was the stop-motion king. Years later he gave his name as a presenter on Trail of the Screaming Forehead, which was a huge honor. When it came time for me to make a movie, it was a spoof of those really low-budget ‘50s movies. CS: Are we talking It Came

from Outer Space and those 3-D drive-in favorites?

LB: Actually, It Came from Outer Space was on the higher end! That was a studio release. Put an independent like Plan 9 from Outer Space next to that and you can see what low-budget really means. CS: So you’re more of an indy guy? LB: Definitely. The ones we spoof in our movies are the lowest of ‘em all. CatWomen of the Moon and the like. And of course, any Ed Wood movie. CS: How do you capture the authentic cheesiness of it all? LB: First of all, we have a great ensemble. I use the same actors in all my movies, so we’re kind of like a family. And we have great designers who are into that classic look. The last film we did was A Dark and Stormy Night, which was based on those 1930’s murder mysteries. We shot entirely on a soundstage, and production designer Anthony Tremblay came up with this incredible 1930s mansion set. Of course for the exterior shots, we use a small model, just like in the originals. CS: Your ensemble includes your lovely

GnomeCon will screen Larry Blamire’s cult classic this weekend. wife, the actress Jennifer Blaire. What’s it like to work together?

CS: You also have a steampunk project in the works.

LB: It’s terrific to work with Jen! And she’s got such a great look, straight out of CatWomen from the Moon. The role she’s most famous for is Animala, who appears in The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra and The Lost Skeleton Returns Again. We’ll be shooting a third one later this year hopefully call The Lost Skeleton Walks Among Us. The great Animala will return!

LB: Steam Wars completely different from the movie spoofs. It’s a steampunk/sci-fi action adventure set in the year 1897 where warfare is fought with these machine warriors. You know how in WWII movies you follow a battalion or a tank and really get to know the crew? Well, it’s like that except with these giant machines. It’s a very visual concept. I’ve done a bunch of paintings around the concept, and


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Screaming Forehead. CS: Do you entertain your son with some of those classic monster movies? LB: Well, he’s not quite ready for those. But he does love Ultraman, which is this Japanese TV show from the ‘60s with monsters. And he likes Scooby-Doo. CS: Is there any truth to the rumor on the GnomeCon website that you and Professor Fear are going to attempt a séance to contact the spirit of 1950s movie scream queen Evelyn Ankers? LB: I’ve heard that, too. I have no idea how to go about such a thing, but I’m totally up for it. cs GnomeCon When: Fri-Sun, April 11-13; full schedule online Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Cost: $45 3-day pass; individual day passes available; kids free (one per adult) Info: gnomecon.org

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last year Geek magazine published some of them with an article about Steam Wars. I’ve now partnered with some people on it, and the first thing we want to do is a series of three graphic novels, which are just about complete. Those will hopefully lead to a giant, huge, epic motion picture project [laughs]. I’d also like to do a tabletop game like the kind they play at GnomeCon.

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productions are discussed. “It’s one of those shows that’s probably not very well known as a big mainstream show,” Lavelle says, “but it’s very well known in the theater community because of all the different characters that there are. It’s just a great piece to get your acting chops on.” According to Reynolds, “The characters are written in a way that you know what their objectives are, but you can also put your own spin on it.” Lavelle says Fuddy Meers was written with creative augmentation in mind. “The characters are complex, but they’re also so basic that we had to kind of flesh them out and make them more human and complex,” she explains. “Just with our acting. The script gives you a lot of room to add more to it. “It’s not a very difficult show to understand. It’s just that there’s a lot that’s happening to Claire … and around Claire.” CS Bay Street Theatre: Fuddy Meers Where: Club One, 1 Jefferson St. When: At 7:30 p.m. April 11-13 and 18-20 Tickets: $15 at clubone-online.com Sunday shows are all-ages


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It takes many things to build a brewery. A strong passion for beer is the most obvious quality you see in brewery owners and their counterpart brewmasters. That enthusiasm melds with the personal skills, talents and aptitudes to not only make a quality artisanal product, but also deal with the daily grind of running a business. There are also legal, financial and logistical hurdles to overcome, of course. But there’s also a special tenacity and drive that is required to start a daunting business like a brewery. There’s an internal voice that pushes through obstacles and encourages staying the course, no matter what gets in the way. Some people are born with that spirit. But as members of the armed forces can attest, that kind of determination can also be codified from experience in the field. Kevin Ryan has love for both beer and business. As his military record shows, he also has a love of country. In his post-Army career, Ryan has found a way to merge these passions into Service Brewing Co. Service Brewing is a veteran-owned and operated brewery with a mission to contribute a portion of its revenues to service member-oriented charities that focus on military, fire, EMS and police. Their brewery is currently under construction on the northwest edge of downtown Savannah on Indian Street. “It was the most appropriate building in town,” Ryan said of the former Coastal Paper Co. warehouse.  “We’re going to be right where people want to be in downtown Savannah. Student housing is going up down the street. SCAD is on every side. We’re less than a half mile from City Hall.” Ryan is a talented homebrewer who has developed creative culinary recipes like chocolate-strawberry IPAs for friends and family; but he’s relying on his co-founder and fellow West Point graduate Dan Sartin to be the Master Brewer at Service. Sartin fell in love with beer on his first deployment to Germany. The precision of German beer made an impact. “He’s a very

technical brewer” added Ryan. You can expect some traditional German styles from Service as they expand their repertoire. But first out of the gate will be their standard-bearer beers, Compass Rose IPA and Ground Pounder Pale Ale. To coincide with the brewery’s launch this summer, those beers will be joined by a “birthday” beer to commemorate the opening and a summer seasonal. “When the summer heat gets here, we’ll have something that’s crisp, light and refreshing that people are going to love,” said Sartin. While those four beers will be available off-premise, Service is also dedicated to having more experimental beers available on tap in the tasting room. “It’s an opportunity to explore some beer styles that some of the microbreweries in Georgia haven’t worked on yet and put our mark on it,” said Sartin. “People are so much more receptive to trying new beer styles. They’re understanding there is a lot of flavor involved and it can really vary from style to style. People are willing to explore and have a desire to learn as much as they can. There’s a thirst for knowledge.” Along with the brew house, office spaces and tasting area, Service Brewing will also have its own canning line. According to

Sartin, canning is “better for beer.” He explains “The enemies of beer are air, oxygen and light. with a can, if you have the proper seaming and crimping, it protects your beer better. We want to get the freshest, best tasting beer out to the market. “ That immediate market is Savannah and the rest of the state, which Ryan sees as underserved. Georgia is currently ranked as the 48th state by breweries per capita according to the Brewers Association. Ryan is excited to bring Service into Savannah’s burgeoning brewing scene and is thankful to those who came before him. “We’ve really benefitted from Southbound coming in and knocking down a lot of barriers for us. The city has become more knowledgable in the brewing industry because of them.” Before beer can be made, there is still lots of work to be done to the facility. It’s already quite a dramatic transformation. You can watch their progress by following Service Brewing on social media, where they regularly post photos and production updates. cs Search for them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter @ServiceBrewing.

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Food & Drink Five days, one island and over a hundred types of wines. No, it’s not a flashback of your preferably forgotten spring break. It’s the 6th Annual Tybee Wine Festival, organized and benefitting the Tybee Post Theater. Originally built in 1930 by the U.S. Army to screen movies for soldiers stationed at Fort Screven, the Tybee Theater was one of the first in the state of Georgia that had sound capabilities. In 1944, Fort Screven and its theater were declared surplus and sold, and the army last used the theater in 1945. Since then, the property changed hands numerous times, officially closing with a screening of the 1962 film “Shane.” As with any building that falls into disrepair, there were talks of demolishing the historic theater. Enter the Friends of Tybee Theater, who began orchestrating renovations to save the island staple in the early 2000’s. “We’ve had to shore up the building and replace the roof,” says Melissa Turner, executive director of the Tybee Post Theater. “What’s really left is to restore the auditorium to restore its splendor.” Naturally, renovations cost quite a bit when you account for materials, labor, permits and unforeseen expenses. Bearing this in mind, the Tybee Post Theater thought to arrange a fundraiding event that was true to the island’s identity, showcasing local music, cuisine and an exceptional selection of wines. Starting Wednesday, April 9, the Tybee Wine Festival will feature à la carte menu of events. Rather than buying a general

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festival pass, Tybeeans and visitors have the option to pick and choose which events tempt their tastebuds. Though waiting to buy tickets may be a fool’s errand considering the overwhelming support shown thus far. Indeed, Wednesday’s inaugural event “Wining and Dining: The Art of Pairing”—hosted at the Tybee Island Social Club—sold out in just two days. Worry not, however: After seeing this zealous turnout,

owners Kurtis and Sarah Schumm agreed to host a second “Wining and Dining” event to be held the following Thursday evening. Admittedly, the thought of wine and food pairings may sound like an intimidating black tie affair, but nothing could be further from the truth. “It’s true Tybee,” promises Turner. “You can come to any of these events in shorts and flip-flops.” While the wine and food are the festival’s

stars, it’s the after effects that should really rile you up. Currently, Tybee doesn’t have an entertainment venue that has both the size and historical significance as the Tybee Post Theater. Family vacationers and day trippers typically find themselves having to venture off-island to find the nightlife and cultural events they so desire. It’s this problem the Post Theater seeks to remedy by eventually hosting plays as well as screening classic, independent and children’s movies as well as hosting poetry readings and live music. In typical island fashion, the Tybee Post Theater accomodates whatever is your pleasure—following renovations, of course. “Hopefully it’ll end up being Tybee’s Civic Center,” says Turner. “We hope to draw Savannahians to the island on a more frequent basis.” In the words of Tybee Tourism Council’s Keith Gay, “Tybee Wine Festival is the perfect opportunity to sip one-of-a-kind vino and sample delicious coastal cuisine with our beautiful beach at your feet.” So Savannah, clear your evening plans for the week, choose your favorite events from the line-up, grab your commemorative glass and make a toast to restoring history. cs The Tybee Wine Festival When: Apr. 9-13 Where: Various locations on Tybee Island Tickets: 912.663.1099 or tybeewinefestival.org

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Openings & Receptions graduation art exhibition by six graduating senior arts degree candidates from Armstrong, presenting their competing perceptions of reality through artwork. Artists’ reception Fri. 4/18, 5:30pm. April 15-25 Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Blvd.

Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents a Spring 2014 senior graduation art exhibition. Free and open to the public. Through April 11. Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Blvd.

Harmony and Hostility: Sculptural Works by John McLeod — McLeod, from Chattanooga, TN,

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Chronic Hyperreality — A Spring 2014 senior

works in stone, steel and wood, utilizing carving, grinding and welding to create elegant works which are at once technically proficient and conceptually engaging. Hours during the exhibition are by appointment. Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12 from 6-9 p.m. Conversation with the Artist: 7 p.m. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

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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. Art in City Hall: Peter Halpern — Peter J. Halpern exhibition, Savannah Scenes, features paintings in acrylic that capture the unique beauty of everyday Savannah scenes. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. Art With Meaning: Folk Art in the Twenty First Century — A show of mixed-media art,

presenting an educational overview of the three branches of Folk Art: everyday life, religious beliefs and distressed art. A joint project of Beach Institute and the Hurn Museum. Mondays. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.

Artwork by Mary Ellen McLaughlin — Wilming-

ton Island resident and former graphic designer whose watercolors and sketches are inspired by the architecture of historic Savannah and by the flowers in her garden. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

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tion exhibited in the Alex Townsend Grand Courtyard. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Omen Artwork — An exhibition of alternative

process photography and lapidary jewelry by Lauren Redding. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

Paintings by Luba Lowery & Wearable Art by Carrol Kay — Gallery 209 April featured artists are

artists, Jose Ray, Kelley Hagemes, Irene McCollam, LaShawn Floyd, Sunny Keeth, and Tara Garrigan showcase surreal works in watercolor, ink, acrylic, oil, mixed media, and photography. Blick Art Materials, 318 East Broughton St.

Luba Lowry and Carrol Kay. Lowry features oil paintings of Savannah scenes and portraits. Kay, a weaver and bead designer, creates handcrafted wraps and bags. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

Relics, Ruins, and Artifacts — A new series by Savannah-based black-and-white photography Meryl Truett, documenting the rustic terrain of the South Carolina Lowcountry and Southeast Georgia. Gallery hours by appointment. Savannah Law School, 516 Drayton Street.

Dustin Yellin: Triptych —

Savannah Calling — A multimedia art exhibition featuring the collaborative work of Robert Morris, Charlie Ellis and Will Morris, honoring the geography, beauty and importance of the Savannah River to the city through images and found objects. Through May 4, Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

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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-

At This Rate: Spring Senior Art Exhibition — Armstrong’s

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. Exhibition: Ray Ellis Sketches from 1971-2011 — This show includes the

RStanding Still — Recent landscape oil paint-

ings by Savannah artist Stacie Jean Albano. Reception will be held Friday April 18, 6-8 pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Multimedia sculpture by John McLeod is at Indigo Sky Community Gallery on Waters Avenue. Reception is Saturday, 6-9 p.m., with artist talk at 7 p.m.

preliminary sketches for larger watercolors and oils that Ellis completed throughout his career. Ray Ellis Gallery/Compass Prints, Inc., 205 West Congress St.

Jason Middlebrook: Submerged — Middlebrook transformed logs once submerged in the Savannah River and that provided infrastructure for over 200 years. ISCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon — An

internationally traveling exhibition, featuring more than 100 works of American film icon Marilyn Monroe. Presented in a variety of media including photographs, paintings, and videos. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Matthew Brandt: Lakes and Reservoirs — Using

his surroundings as an additive medium, Brandt’s photographs are bathed in a mixture of water collected from the site in which the composition was derived. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Stations of the Cross: Lenten Art Show — Stations of the Cross artwork as interpreted by 14 local Savannah artists. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. Tiffany Cash: Intertwined — Inspired by macro

The Metal Artistry of West Africa: From the Kole Collection — Drawn from the private col-

lection of the Kole family, this exhibition sponsored by Armstrong includes sacred and ceremonial objects created by people in sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigerian altar pieces, a Dogon ritual harvest bowl, an animal-inspired Edo ritual dance helmet and a Toma costume used in healing rituals. Free and open to the public. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Mobile Artist Program: Exhibition: Panoptica by Marshall Carbee — New earth paintings on

canvas by Marshall Carbee, the visiting artist for Non-Fiction Gallery’s new Mobile Arts Project pilot program. Related events at several venues during the ten day exhibition, including artist lecture, docent tour of the exhibition, art workshops, reception. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.

photography of molds, corals, and her own skewed view of nature, Tiffany Cash transforms a space into a colorful new world. By sewing, stuffing, and wrapping, she creates shapes that mimic organic forms. How-to workshop April 11,2-4pm. Fresh Exhibitions, 2427 Desoto Ave.

Upcycle: Functional Art from Recyclables — Turn-

ing trash and waste materials into art and functional items is the intent of this exhibition, featuring fourteen artists. Presented in collaboration with the Chatham County Recycling Center. Artists: Angela Burson, Brian MacGregor, Carolyn J. Ingram, Debi Prasetio, Ellen Wyatt, Emma Wieckowski, Garrison Marr, Harry DeLorme, Jessica K. Key, Laken Young, Lind Hollingsworth, Linette Dubois, Nanci Zabko, and Susan Brinson. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.

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AMONG Marvel Cinematic Universe exercises, Captain America: The Winter Soldier fares better than fellow sequels Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 2 and 3, even if it proves to be more of a team player than one of the leading lights of this whole superhero onslaught. Roughly on par with 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, this film’s strengths are different than those of its predecessor. Under the tutelage of director Joe Johnston, The First Avenger is the most lowkey of all Avengers-related titles, with the story’s World War II setting and Johnston’s muted visual style aptly serving a work that’s steeped in nostalgia and hawking an uncomplicated world view. Directed by siblings Anthony and Joe Russo, The Winter Soldier, set in the present day, is a far knottier piece, what with its shifting allegiances and questions of morality in a decidedly amoral world. It’s also closer in execution to the typical blockbuster, with plenty of CGI bombast rocking the multiplex. Thawed from his decades-long deepfreeze, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), aka Captain America, finds himself finally getting used to living in this brave new world of the 21st century. But hailing from a time when everything was more black and white - the G.I.s were the heroes and the Nazis were the villains, period - he’s not

always comfortable with the stealth methods employed by his comrades Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), aka Black Widow, and S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Yet all concerns are tossed aside when a shadowy assassin known only as the Winter Soldier comes gunning for Fury. “Trust no one,” Fury tells Rogers, advice that leads to him not even confiding in Natasha, Fury’s right-hand aide Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) or Fury’s longtime friend, S.H.I.E.L.D. bigwig Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford). But when Rogers’ decision to withhold evidence leads to his being hunted by S.H.I.E.L.D., he finally elects to open up to a couple of people, one being his new friend Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie). Wilson’s involvement is especially fortuitous, since his aerial expertise - combined with one killer suit - allows him to fight alongside Cap as the Falcon. Captain America: The Winter Soldier imports so many cast members from The Avengers that it almost feels like the Age of Ultron is already upon us. Yet it’s a credit to scripters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely that their stage feels crowded but not cluttered, as almost every character is allowed opportunities to shine. This is most obvious with Nick Fury, who’s given enough time to work up a personality rather than continues on p. 44


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just sporadically pop up to bark at superheroes (as he’s done in every past MCU film in which he’s appeared). And while I still silently weep over first choice Emily Blunt missing out on playing Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow because she was tied up with another film (the Jack Black bomb Gulliver’s Travels, for God’s sake), there’s no denying that Johansson has completely made the role her own - she’s so effective that she deserves her own movie, something that probably won’t happen since she’s the wrong sex. (A ludicrous claim? Try telling that to Wonder Woman, who’s still waiting for a greenlight.) Ironically, one of the least interesting characters is the good Captain himself. Much of the charm found in Captain America: The First Avenger came from Evans’ sympathetic portrayal of a scrawny kid who was dying to serve his country and only got his chance after he was picked to be transformed into a super soldier. Evans invested a lot of heart and spirit into his role in that film, and while the actor makes no false moves in this new picture, he’s hamstrung by the narrative demand that he now play the part in a more conventionally square-jawed, action-hero manner. Evans is still allowed some moments to

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play off Rogers’ innate insecurities and air of innocence - there’s a tender and affecting scene in which he visits a now elderly Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), his love interest back in WWII, and it’s the star’s finest sequence in the entire picture. But whereas The First Avenger was more about the character, The Winter Soldier is decidedly more about the costume that he dons.

stares and impeccable timing to amusingly berate others isn’t a bad way to spend a brief 90 minutes. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, an aloof individual who has discovered a loophole that allows him to legally take part in The Golden Quill, a national spelling bee for young kids. Taking the stage alongside scores of 8th graders, he breezes through the words thrown his way, further ensuring his continued success by railroading his BAD WORDS top challengers through despicable means. OOP While a reporter (Kathryn Hahn) tries to Jason Bateman makes his feature direcascertain Guy’s reason for embarking on torial debut with the acidic comedy Bad such a ludicrous venture, he’s busy dealing Words, and it must be noted that he does with outraged parents, aggravated adminyeoman’s work on the picture. His helming istrators and the offended creator of the is competent but colorless, which in turn venerable bee (Philip Baker Hall). Only one places more of a burden on the screenplay person, a perpetually cheerful lad named by first-timer Andrew Dodge. Chaitanya Chopra (Rohan Chand), manDespite its promising premise, Dodge’s ages to chip away at his hardened exterior. script is also merely perfunctory, not really Bad Words is clearly jockeying to be adding much to the framework of a 40-year- another Bad Santa, but because it frequently old man who manages to anger everyone pulls back from going too far, it lacks that surrounding him. But this is where matters picture’s killer instinct. But many of Guy’s take a turn for the positive, since Bateman R-rated retorts draw laughs, whether aimed is not only sitting in the director’s chair but at irritating moms, doofus dads or impresalso tackling the central role. And for those sionable children. As for young Chand, not averse to insult comedy, watching Bate- he’s absolutely charming, stealing ample man employ his deadpan demeanor, frosty scenes as the friendless Chaitanya (naturally

nicknamed “Slumdog” by Guy). It’s hard for a comedy to be truly merciless and mean when one of its stars is about as hard-edged as a basket of kittens.

ENEMY

OOP The year’s premier WTF? achievement, Enemy is the type of film that will leave most viewers initially dumbfounded as it comes to a baffling close but will begin to work itself out as one repeatedly replays it in the movie theater of the mind. Ambiguous to a fault, it’s at least unique and challenging, and in a season largely dominated by imbecillic efforts like Need for Speed and Pompeii - films that go out of their way to kill precious brain cells -- that certainly counts for something. Director Denis Villeneuve and star Jake Gyllenhaal, whose Prisoners was one of last year’s best films, are paired again for another thriller, this one based on Portuguese Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago’s novel O Homem Duplicado (The Double). Gyllenhaal plays Adam Bell, a mopey history professor who spends his evenings sleepily grading papers and mechanically having sex with his girlfriend (Melanie Laurent). Despite the continues on p. 45


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faithfully assisted in his assignment by his wife Naameh ( Jennifer Connelly, reuniting with her A Beautiful Mind co-star), sons Shem (Douglas Booth), Ham (Logan Lerman) and Japheth (Leo McHugh Carroll), and adopted daughter Ila (Emma Watson, reuniting with her The Perks of Being a Wallflower co-star Lerman. But as the weather turns rotten, scores of raiders of the last ark lay siege to Noah’s craft, led by the ruthless Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone). Thankfully, Noah and his kin are protected by rock giants who were once fallen angels; equally fortuitous is the fact that Noah himself is a man of action, swatting away invaders as if he were an Old Testament Indiana Jones. Clearly, this isn’t your father’s Biblical interpretation. Yet for all his deviations - some which work, some which don’t Aronofsky remains respectful of the source material, and he adds an interesting twist by having his protagonist grapple with the idea of whether he and his family were meant to survive the global flood. Crowe delivers his best performance in years, portraying Noah as a devout individual whose stubbornness and single-mindedness occasionally blind him to doing the CinemaSavannah screens “Enemy” at 5 and 8 p.m. right thing, despite his pure intentions. April 12 at Muse Arts Warehouse. Aronofsky has never made a movie that wasn’t a technical marvel, and Noah is no NOAH OOO exception. Backed by a thundering score from Clint Mansell, the picture presents Accomplished enough to wash away all the doubts that preceded its opening, direc- several spectacular set-pieces shot by the masterful Matthew Libatique, including a tor Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is a muscuhandful of weighty dream sequences as well lar and meditative work whose strengths should in the long run drown out the feeble as a rapid-fire montage that takes us from protests of close-minded detractors (most of the creation of the universe to Cain’s murwhom, as is par for the course, haven’t even der of his brother Abel (film editor Andrew Weisblum shares in the kudos for this stunseen the movie). ning segment). In the manner of the eternal queries of The effects team is also up to the chalThe Beatles vs. Elvis and boxers vs. briefs, lenges set forth by its director, with the how a person sides in the prickly The Last resultant CGI working in the service of a Temptation of Christ vs. The Passion of the story that demands its share of spectacuChrist debate might determine whether Noah is worth one’s time and money. Fans of lar visuals. Perhaps the most important of Martin Scorsese’s deeply spiritual and hon- these is the seafaring ark itself, a monolithic estly probing Temptation will want to take a construct that sails forth with God’s blessing even as the rest of the planet becomes no chance on this new picture, while devotees more than a wide, watery grave. of Mel Gibson’s snuff film Passion should probably stay away from the multiplex and pass the time painting Easter eggs instead. MUPPETS MOST WANTED Helming his first production since he OOO gave us 2010’s best film, the mesmerizing The 2011 reboot The Muppets was an Black Swan, Aronofsky has teamed with unqualified delight, smartly mining the frequent collaborator Ari Handel to fashnostalgia factor to reunite older moviegoers ion a Biblical epic unlike any before seen on with the puppet protagonists of their childscreen. The basic outline of course remains hood (or, in many cases, young adulthood). the same, as Noah (Russell Crowe) is tasked Whether building scenes around “The Rainby God to build a massive ark and fill it with bow Connection” or a modem connection, all manner of animals before the rains wash the film was steeped in Muppet lore. away all remnants of corrupt humanity. He’s continues on p. 46 fact that he dislikes movies, he rents one on the suggestion of a colleague and is stunned when he notes that a bit player looks exactly like he does. Learning that the actor’s name is Anthony St. Claire (also Gyllenhaal), a more extroverted type with a pregnant wife (Sarah Gadon) at home, Adam becomes obsessed with meeting his doppelganger. Scripter Javier Gullon opted to lop off the ending of Saramago’s source material, instead sprinting in a different direction - not least by employing heavy use of unsettling spider imagery. Villeneuve adds another coat of eeriness to the story, filming in a manner that suggests fellow Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg (indeed, David’s daughter Caitlin Cronenberg is credited as still photographer on this film). The central mystery, of course, is whether Adam and Anthony are complete strangers, somehow related, or actually the same person. There are clues pointing to the (possible) answer, but don’t expect to find them all during the initial sitting. Instead, like a spider using its silk to ensnare its prey, they’ll spin around in the brain before clamping down with clarity and purpose.

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Muppets Most Wanted opts for a different approach, leaving the warm and fuzzy feelings behind in order to charge full-steam ahead with a comedic crime caper. Muppets Most Wanted isn’t as satisfying as The Muppets, but it still represents a good time, packed with amusing gags, nifty cameos and a plot that doesn’t slow down. In this outing, a grinning talent agent named Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) talks Kermit and the gang into following up their successful U.S. comeback with a European tour; what they don’t realize is that he’s actually in cahoots with Constantine, the world’s greatest criminal as well as a dead ringer for Kermit. With a dastardly plot to use the tour as the cover for stealing the crown jewels in London, Constantine manages to pass himself off as Kermit while the real Kermit gets mistaken for the criminal mastermind and shipped off to a Russian gulag run by the stern Nadya (Tina Fey). Animal knows that something’s not right with the troupe’s green leader (“Bad frog!” he blares at Constantine), but the others, from Fozzie to Miss Piggy, don’t suspect that anything’s wrong, even though Kermit now sports a European accent and his managerial skills have noticeably gone MIA. The human leads (Gervais, Fey and Ty Burrell as French inspector Jean Pierre Napoleon) throw themselves into their roles with gusto, although it’s the Muppet leads who deliver the performances worthy of felt Oscars. Thanks to the chemistry between Kermit and Miss Piggy, their romance ranks up there with the torrid love affairs between Scarlett and Rhett, Jack and Rose, and Bonnie and Clyde, while my fave, Fozzie the Bear, deserves any and all comparisons to Brando, Bogart and Olivier.

DIVERGENT

OOP In the ongoing struggle to discover another Young Adult title that might

possibly earn Twilight- or Hunger Gameslike dough -- adaptations like Beautiful Creatures, The Host and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones all fell disastrously short - Divergent appears to have a better shot than most. It’s a movie that gets better as it proceeds, and it’s easy to imagine the series as a whole working in similar fashion, with each subsequent installment better than the one which preceded it. For now, we’re off to a shaky start with the first installment in the franchise penned for the page by Veronica Roth. It’s the future, and people choose to belong to one of five separate factions: Abnegation, the selfless ruling class; Erudite, the brainiacs seeking to overthrow Abnegation; Dauntless, the city’s protectors; Candor, full of truth-tellers; and Amity, those happily toiling in the fields. And then there are Divergents, those who don’t fit into any one class and are deemed dangerous by Erudite. Sixteen-year-old Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley) is Abnegation by birth and Dauntless by choice -- she’s really a Divergent, though, which pits her against the Erudite leader Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet). Divergent stumbles out of the gate, largely because it’s hard to ignore its derivative nature: Tris’ ordeals often bring to mind those of The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen, while all that’s missing from the ceremony in which each teen must choose his or her faction is Professor Dumbledore’s Sorting Hat. But as the story finds its own way, the film improves, offering a nice contrast in Dauntless leadership between the tough but tender Four (pursed-lipped Theo James) and the cruel and callous Eric (sneer-lipped Jai Courtney), placing Tris and the other recruits through some grueling tests (both mentally and physically), and generating some real tension as Jeanine and her fellow fascists instigate their coup d’etat. The film eventually overstays its welcome

(often a risk with a running time on the other side of two hours) with a seemingly endless series of climaxes, and while the movie’s not quite accomplished enough to leave us breathlessly awaiting the next chapter (as did the last Hunger Games flick), it also doesn’t leave us wanting to avoid the sequel at all costs. In the YA film canon, that should be considered a positive.

NEED FOR SPEED

OP This increasingly idiotic picture could easily have been titled Dumb and Dumber had that moniker not been snapped up nearly two decades ago. Aaron Paul, attempting to launch a film career now that Breaking Bad has wrapped, is asked to do nothing but glower and grimace as Tobey Marshall, a mechanic who hangs around with his annoying sycophants) at his failing garage. His former nemesis, a slick suit named Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper), offers him a lucrative job of rebuilding a classic car, but once their macho pissing contest begins, there’s an illegal street race, one of Tobey’s crew gets killed by Dino, and Tobey ends up taking the rap. When Tobey emerges from jail a few years later, he’s hell-bent on getting revenge on Dino, so he opts to challenge him in an underground racing tournament masterminded by a mysterious figure known as Monarch (Michael Keaton). Writers John Gatins (Oscar-nominated for Flight) and George Gatins provide plenty of side incidents, doubtless in an effort to dissuade people from dismissing this as merely a movie based on a video game.

Non-Stop

OOO Liam 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 NonStop. 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? There are other suspicious characters to consider, and the strength of the screenplay by John W. Richardson, Chris Roach and Ryan Engle is that practically no one is a straw suspect, with Marks honing in on each player in turn. Elevating the intensity is the fact that the killer is carefully building the scenario so that Marks looks like the villain, a burned-out man who has nothing to lose. So rather than being supported by his fellow flyers, he instead has to worry about them also standing in his way. CS

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Activism & Politics

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

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 , 7 p.m. livingliberally. org/drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. , 7 p.m Muffins with Mary Ellen

Alderman Mary Ellen Sprague hosts a weekly gathering for District 4 constituents every Wednesday morning. Residents and business owners of District 4 are invited to drop-in to ask questions and discuss local issues. Free and open to the public. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m. 912-659-0103.

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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 second Monday of every month, 5:30 p.m. 912-598-7358. savannahteaparty.com. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. second Monday of every month, 5:30 p.m Tubby's Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Young Democrats

Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free . 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Auditions and Calls for Entries

African American Theatre

Revitalize African-American theatre in Savannah. Staging and premiering of new, dynamic plays with memorable characters and storylines. Contact playwright

Ben Wright for information. Every 3 days. 404/955-1697. ybasa126@aol.com. Every 3 days Calling Aspiring Artists

Art and plant sale benefitting Savannah Zen Center will be held May 17. Artists, bring your work to sell. $10 donation for exhibit space at the Savannah Zen Center. Artists keep profits of your sales. All artistic media welcome. For registration and information call Betsy 912-604-4281. Tuesdays.. 912-604-4281. Tuesdays. The Savannah Zen Center, 111 E. 34th St. Call for Artists

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 considered. To apply, please send an email to 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 . sentientbean.com/ booking#visualarts. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. City of Savannah TV Show Seeks Entries

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

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Sunday April 13th - 3pm Matinee Monday April 14th Tuesday April 15th (Passover)

Show at 8:00pm with dinner served at 7:00pm

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sculpture, glass, ceramics and wood. If interested please submit 5-10 images of your work, plus resume/CV and biography to info@kobogallery.com. . Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. Homeschool Music Classes

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

Call for proposals for its 2014 Weave-ADream—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.. 912651-6417. 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 website. . wifarmersmarket.org. Benefits

April in Paris

A gala fundraising event benefiting Senior Citizens, Inc. and The Learning Center. Black tie optional. Strolling dinner, open bar. Live auction. $150 Fri., April 11, 6 p.m. (912) 236-0363 x114. mansiononforsythpark.com/contact/. Fri., April 11, 6 p.m Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. 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. Wed., April 9, 6-8 p.m. 912-429-3950. Lesley@francis.com. bryancountybarkpark. com. Wed., April 9, 6-8 p.m Fish Tales at Ft. McAllister Marina, 3203 Ft. McAllister Rd.

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

Deadline to apply is April 15. The City of Savannah’s Housing Department is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Minor Home Repair program. This program provides possible grants, loans and home repairs to residents who meet specific income guidelines. Applicants must be live in the city limits and occupy their house to be eligible for the program. The repairs and home improvements are mostly done by one of several volunteer organizations that provide training to challenged youth. Repairs may range from painting to installing a new roof, depending upon the condition of the house and the skill level of the volunteers. For more information or to get an application, contact 651-6517 or visit www.savannahga.gov/housing Every 3 days. Every 3 days Dine out for CASA in April

Dine Out for CASA at the following locations. A percentage of sales will benefit CASA April 16 & 30 Ruby Tuesday of Pooler, 110 Pooler Pkwy & Ruby Tuesday of Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St. Must present event flyer. April 10 5pm – 7:30pm Chick-fil-A Pooler, 180 Pooler Parkway. April 15, 6pm – 8pm Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, 42 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Through April 30. savannahcasa.org. Through April 30 Forsyth Farmers Market Seeks Sponsors

Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and show consideration for the local economy. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. . kristen@forsythfarmersmarket. com. forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket.com/. Forsyth Farmers' Market, 501 Whitaker St., South End of Forysth Park. Hoofs 4 Healing Gymkhana

Games on horseback, performances from the Rebel Rider's Drill Team, and a cash competition grand finale. Proceeds support special needs and wounded warrior therapy program. $5. Overnight camping Friday night $20. Sat., April 12. (912) 675-0434. hoofs4healing@yahoo. com. Sat., April 12 Hoofs 4 Healing Riding Therapy Stables, 1514B Old Dean Forest Road.

Horizons Savannah Inaugural Roast & Toast of Pete Liakakis

A roast of former county commission chairman, city alderman and iconic Savannah character Pete Liakakis. Dinner, silent auction, music by City Hotel Band,champagne hour and some gentle roasting and celebratory toasting of Savannah legend Pete Liakakis, led by WTOC's inimitable, Emmy-winning anchor, Sonny Dixon. Benefiting Horizons Savannah's sixweek summer enrichment programs for underserved public school students. $100 Fri., April 11, 6:30 p.m. 912-961-8854. info@ horizonssavannah.org. Fri., April 11, 6:30 p.m Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St. $5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities

Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds are donated to a different charity each month. This is a

regular Bikram Yoga class. . 912.356.8280. bikramyogasavannah.com. Kiwanis Rodeo

An International Professional Rodeo Association event. Gates open at 5pm on Friday, 1pm on Saturday. April 11-12, 7:30 p.m. statesbororodeo.com. April 11-12, 7:30 p.m Statesboro Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds, 16942 Hwy 67. Parrot Head Club Scavenger Hunt & Pub Crawl

Benefits Memorial's Prostate Cancer Support Fund. Visit several downtown establishments searching for clues, then end up at City Market listening to Homemade Wine from Knoxville. Silent auction. Prizes for first, second, third place teams. $35 early registration. $45 day of event. Sat., April 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-547-6009. savannahphcevents.webs.com. wildwingcafe. com/savannah.html. Sat., April 12, 11 a.m.4 p.m Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard St. Relay for Life West Chatham

The westside edition of this annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Fri., April 11, 7 p.m.-midnight. relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/ RFLCY14SA?fr_id=60707&pg=entry. Fri., April 11, 7 p.m.-midnight West Chatham Middle School, 800 Pine Barren Rd.

Rhythm and Style Luncheon and Fashion Show

Savannah Friends of Music hosts a fashion show from Belk by Eileen Fisher, Lilly Pulitzer, Ralph Lauren, and Michael Kors. Reception, raffle, luncheon and fashion show. Proceeds benefit music and music education in the Savannah area. $50-$100 Fri., April 11, 11 a.m. Reservations, 2343300. Fri., April 11, 11 a.m The Plantation Club (at The Landings), Skidaway Island. Kiss a Pig Savannah Boar Association Live Auction & Music

Music by Blair Crimmins and The Hookers at 9:00pm and a Live Auction at 10:00pm. Part of The Savannah Boar Association's Kiss-a-Pig Campaign for the American Diabetes Association. Free and open to the public. Sat., April 12, 9 p.m. 912-353-8110, ext. 3091. mcenter@diabetes.org. wobusa. com/Locations/Savannah.aspx. Sat., April 12, 9 p.m World of Beer, 112 West Broughton St. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers

Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve as greeters, office assistants, animal photographers,event coordinators, groomers, property maintenance workers, kennel assistants, dog walkers, cat socializers, play area monitors, off-site adoption managers, veterinary service supporters, and foster coordinators. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-years-old. . (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@savannahga.gov. Shop for CASA

Charity Sales or benefit classes for CASA at the following businesses, to support the fight against child abuse. Creative Ap-

proach, 408 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Friday, April 11th, 9am – 5pm 15% of sales for the day will be donated to Savannah/ Chatham CASA Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 E Victory Dr., Sunday, April 27th, 4pm – 5:30pm Benefit yoga class – $20 per student Belk Charity Sale, Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St., Saturday, May 3rd, 6am – 10am. $5 tickets can be purchased from the Savannah/Chatham CASA office April 11-May 3. April 11-May 3 Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure

Join thousands of breast cancer survivors and advocates as they take to the streets of historic downtown Savannah. Join the local fight against breast cancer and register to run, walk, or volunteer. $35 adults; $10 Kids 10 and under Sat., April 12, 8 a.m. (912) 232-2535. info@komencoastalgeorgia.org. komencoastalgeorgia.org. Sat., April 12, 8 a.m Telfair Square, President and Barnard streets. Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure Survivor Recognition Reception

Breast cancer survivors are invited to join the Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure Committee and Board of Directors for a VIP reception. Music by Trae Gurley and Eddie Wilson. Free for all survivors who are registered for the race. Each survivor may bring a guest. Fri., April 11, 5-8 p.m. (912) 232-2535. Komencoastalgeorgia. org. Fri., April 11, 5-8 p.m Telfair Square, President and Barnard streets. Classes, Camps & Workshops

Art Classes at The Studio School

weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. See website, send email or call for details. 912-484-6415. 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. . 912-656-6383. rosesonthemove@gmail.com. Beading Classes

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

Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio

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

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


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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. 912293-5727. firstcitysav@gmail.com. Tuesdays First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr.

Dance Conditioning

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

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 912443-0410.

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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. . 912-651-3743. chathamsheriff.org. Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction

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

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

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

This course makes experienced runners move faster. Six weeks of intensive work, with an individualized program. Space is limited. $189 early bird $175 Tuesdays, Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.. 912-441-4891. trainerjane1@gmail.com. customfitcenter. com. Tuesdays, Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. Nancy Maia, 101-A West Park Avenue.

Cobblestone Lane Antiques

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

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.

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“Bring a chair, stroll the shops and grab a bite to eat while enjoying outdoor entertainment.”

April 17: 5:30pm – 7:00pm Jamie & Sandy The Lot at Tybee Oaks (1213 E. Hwy 80)* May 15: 5:30pm – 7:00pm Tom Cooler Tybrisa / Strand Roundabout (Downtown)*

Fany's Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. . 912-921-4646. Feng Shui Simplified!

Feng Shui Simplified occurs on the second Sunday of the month. The class covers the nine main areas involved in Feng Shui to boost harmony in your life! $30/class Sun., April 13, 3 p.m. and second Sunday of every month, 1 p.m. relaxsavannah@ gmail.com. facebook.com/relaxsavannah. Sun., April 13, 3 p.m. and second Sunday of continues on p. 50

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every month, 1 p.m Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Figure Drawing Classes

Tuesdays 6-9pm and Wednesdays 9:3012:30am. $60/4-session package or $20 drop-in fee. At the Studio School. . 912484-6415. melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Free Fitness Boot Camp

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

Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. . 912-232-5987. Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

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

Kid's Can Create with Clay this summer. Weekly Summer Pottery camp open to kids ages 6-15. Creative projects done both on and off the pottery wheel. Early bird price

special for registering before May 1. Classes begin in June. $127 before May 1. Call for pricing after May 1. Tuesdays.. 912-5094647. www.savannahsclayspot. Tuesdays. Savannah's Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St. 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! We dance to all your favorite latin style dances like cha cha, samba, jive, rumba, salsa and more! Don't worry...you will be sweating off the pounds every time you put your feet into action on the dance floor! No partner necessary. Workout clothes required! $10 drop in or $80 for 10 classes Mondays, 6 p.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Mondays, 6 p.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Learn to Sew!

Sewing lessons for all ages and skill levels. Private and Group classes. . 912-596-0889. kleossewingstudio.com. Kleo's Sewing Studio, 36 W. Broughton St. #201. MICROSOFT – WORD 1

Achieve proficiency and confidence in basic Word functionality including working with documents, text and page formatting, clip art, themes/styles, tables, templates, mail merge and bulleted and numbered lists. You’ll also acquire sound knowledge of the Office Ribbon. $95 per person Tue., April 15, 6:30 p.m. 912-6445967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Tue., April 15, 6:30 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. MICROSOFT – WORD 2

Learn document preparation, formatting, finding and replacing, word count, thesaurus, outlines, references, tables, databases and tables of contents. Learn to add visual interest and appeal to your documents. Acquire confidence in forms, custom auto-correcting, creating tables and more. $95 per person Tue., April 15, 6:30 p.m. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern. edu. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Tue., April 15, 6:30 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Music Instruction

Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering instruction by professional musicians. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums and guitar. All ages welcome. . 912-358-0054. georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Music Lessons Private or Group

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

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

Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman's. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. . 912-354-1500. portmansmusic. com. Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. APR 9-15, 2014

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

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

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

String Art, taught by the Cohen's Retreat staff. Event includes meal and supplies. $55 Tue., April 15, 10 a.m. 912 355 3336. martha.nesbit@cohensretreat.com. Tue., April 15, 10 a.m Cohen's Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd.

Project Management-Real World Applications

Discover a documented step-by-step guideline for managing projects. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of strategic and real world scenarios. Course Outline Day 1, Initiation and Closing Projects Day 2, Success Planning for Projects Day 3, Project Simulation for Execution Day 4, Project Control and Project Manager Professional Responsibility. $1,300 per person. Includes a copy of the 5th Edition of the PMBOK® from PMI. Fri., April 11, 9 a.m. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Fri., April 11, 9 a.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Quilting Classes

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

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

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

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

Gives students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling the opportunity to use assigned readings, writing homework, and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Works of Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Ann Beattie and others will be studied. Upon completion, students will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing, and the art of revision. Offered by Georgia Southern's


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Continuing Education division in Savannah. Call or email for days/times/pricing. . 912644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/cesavannahmenu.html.. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Singing Classes

Bel Canto is the name of the style of singing invented by Nicola Vaccai, which helps the voice become flexible and expressive, improves the vocal range and breathing capacity and is the technique Anitra Warren uses to train her students. It carries over well as a foundation for opera, rock, pop, gospel and musical theatre. $25 Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m. 786-247-9923. anitraoperadiva@yahoo.com. 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. . 786247-9923. anitraoperadiva.com. Spanish Classes

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

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

The Voice Co-op is a group of voice instructors in Savannah, Georgia who believe in the power of a nurturing community to help voice students blossom into vibrant artists. Each of our instructors have earned the degree of Master of Music in Voice Performance. Group master classes are held once each month for students of the Co-op. In the winter and spring the students will have the opportuinty to present a vocie recital for the community. Varies . 912-656-0760. TheVoiceCoOp.org. The Voice Co-op, Downtown. 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. . 912-704-7650. douladeliveries.com.

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13th Colony Sound Barbershop Chorus

Sing in the harmonious barbershop style with the Savannah Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society No charge Mondays, 6:30 p.m. 912-344-9768. rfksav@ gmail.com. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Mondays, 6:30 p.m Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. 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, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. . abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. Adult Intermediate Ballet

Beginner and Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, Barre Core Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch and Tone. no experience needed for beginner Ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/info online or by phone. . 912925-0903. theballetschoolsav.com.

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Avegost LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you're a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. . godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost. com. Blindness and Low Vision A Guide to Working, Living, and Supporting Individuals with Vision Loss

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

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

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. . 912-308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club

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Join us on Mondays as we begin our week on a creative note. Doodling, Planning, Manifesting, Crafting! Just Bring Your Own Art Supplies to get the week started right! Free with a Love Donation Appreciated Mondays, 11 a.m. relaxsavannah@gmail. com. facebook.com/creativemanifest. Mondays, 11 a.m Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Drop N Circle Craft Night

Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Perlina. Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm. 6 W. State Street. Enjoy sharing creativity with other knitters, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, needle pointers, etc. All levels of experience welcome. Call for info. . 912-2331240. Energy Healers

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

Open to all who are interested in the fiber arts weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, etc. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center the first Saturday of the month September through June 10:15am. See our website for programs and events. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah. homestead.com/. Mondays, 10:30 a.m Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Freedom Network

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The UGA Alumni Association Savannah Chapter hosts this party to watch the Georgia Bulldogs spring scrimmage game. Go Dawgs! Beat...the Dawgs! Free to attend. Cash bar. Sat., April 12, noon. shearousejoe@gmail.com. congressstreetsocialclub. com/. Sat., April 12, noon Congress Street Social Club, 411 West Congress St.

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

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at First Baptist Church of the IsGeechee Sailing Club lands, two Wednesdays a month, 9:15amFounded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and 11:30am. . sites.google.com/site/islandboating safety, education, and fellowship. smops. fbcislands.com/. First Baptist Member of the South Atlantic Yacht RacChurch of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer ing Association. second Monday of every Blvd. month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. geecheesail- Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet ingclub.org. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthun- Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. derbolt. second Monday of every month, 6 Want to learn? Join us. . 912-308-6768. p.m Tubby's Tank House Knittin’ Night (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Historic Flight Savannah Knit and crochet gathering held each A non-profit organization dedicated to Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels sending area Korean War and WWII vetwelcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-238erans to Washington, DC to visit the WWII 0514. wildfibresavannah.com/. Tuesdays, Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor 5-8 p.m Wild Fibre, 409 East Liberty St. Low Country Turners Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call trip to Washington. Call for info. . 912-596- Steve Cook for info at number below. . 912313-2230. 1962. honorflightsavannah.org. Historic Savannah Chapter ABWA

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

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

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Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. . 912-786-4508. 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. . 912-233-6014. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Philo Cafe

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

RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors . 912-344-5127. New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St. 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. . 912308-2094. kasak@comcast.net. roguephoenix.org. 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. . 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. Savannah Brewers' League

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. . 912-447-0943. hdb. org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St.

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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. . 912-308-3208. alicevantrease@ live.com. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

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

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

Beginner classes Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. $60. Some equipment provided. After completing the class, you may join the Savannah Fencing Club for $5/ month. Experienced fencers welcome. Call or email for info. . 912-429-6918. savannahfencing@aol.com. Savannah Go Green

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

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

Monthly meetings open to the public. Held at Logan's Roadhouse, the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through May. Dinner 6:pm. Speaker 7:30pm. Guest speakers each meeting. . 912-238-3170. savannahkennelclub.org. Golden Corral, 7822 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. . savannahnewcomersclub. com. Savannah No Kidding!

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

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

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

Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join Savannah Sacred Harp Singers. All are welcome to participate or listen too one of America's most revered musical traditions. Call or email. . 912-655-0994. savannahsacredharp.com. Faith Primitive

Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Savannah SCA

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

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

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

Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. . 912-484-6710. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

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

This interactive exhibition educates about the events that led to the Holocaust during WWII, as well the stories of the courageous U.S. soldiers who liberated the concentration camps and rescued the survivors. Ages 12 yrs. and up. School, civic and religious groups are welcome. Call for large group reservations. Free and open to the public. Through April 30. 912-3558111. programming@savj.org. savj.org. savannahjea.org. Through April 30 Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

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

13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing)

“If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. . 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. Justin Moore's Off the Beaten Path Tour

Country music star Justin Moore is joined by Randy Houser and Josh Thompson. Open air concert. Bring chairs and blankets, but no coolers. Food and drink Savannah Writers Group available for purchase. $15 for Active Duty, A gathering of writers of all levels for netRetirees and their families, $20 for NAF/ working, hearing published guest authors, DoD Civilians and their families and $30 for and writing critique in a friendly, supportive the general public. Sat., April 12, 5-10 p.m. environment. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at mccs-sc.com/concert. Sat., April 12, 5-10 7:00pm, Atlanta Bread Company, Twelve p.m Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort. Live Music with Craig Tanner Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn. Live music every Wednesday with Craig Free and open to the public. See website Tanner and rotating guests such as Eric or call for info. . savannahwritersgroup. Britt, Eric Dunn and Mr. Williams. FREE blogspot.com. Spies and Mysteries Book Club Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 6 p.m Have a great love of the dead drop, traBonna Bella Waterfront Grille, 2740 Livdecraft and signals? Then this is the book ingston Avenue. Lunchtime Lenten Concert Series club for you! We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm, 2nd floor, Southwest Marimba Solo Performance Trinity's Lunchtime Lenten Concert Chatham Lib. This months read Series continues with Jesse Monkman on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. None second marimba, featuring works by Bach and Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912925-8305. second Thursday of every month, Monkman, in the church sanctuary. Lunch 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. . foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

before or after the concert in the dining hall, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and from 12:45-1:15 p.m. Free to attend. Lunch is $5. Wed., April 9, 12:15-12:45 p.m. 912-233-4766. trinity1848.org. trinitychurch1848.org/. Wed., April 9, 12:1512:45 p.m Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Armstrong's Percussion Ensemble

Bang the drums! A percussion performance to beat the band. $6 Tue., April 15, 7:30 p.m. armstrong.edu. Tue., April 15, 7:30 p.m Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. Piano Lessons

Give the gift of music. Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. Adults & children welcome. All levels. Call Renee Miles, 912312-3977. GA Music Warehouse. . georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 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. . 912-234-8745. Adult Intermediate Ballet

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

Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per person. Wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for info. . 912-925-7416. savh_tango@yahoo.com. Ballroom Group Dance Class

Weekly ballroom dance classes focus on two types of dance each month. Open to partners/couples or to solos. The $35 for 4 weeks or $10 drop in Mondays, 7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Mondays, 7 p.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Ballroom/Latin Group Class

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Join the volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets 4th Wednesday at 6pm at Barnes, 5320 Waters Ave. All ages welcome. Prior experience/boat ownership not required. Call or see website for info. . 912-598-7387. savannahaux.com. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

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classes will be more specific and advanced elements. Each class will have specific themes, so stay tuned for details. $15/person and $25/couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Wednesdays, 8 p.m Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

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

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

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At Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Beginners class-Wednesdays 7-8pm Advanced class-Fridays 6-7pm $15 per session, discount for Fitness on Broughton members. . 912-596-0889. edgebellydance. com. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. 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 , 5:30 p.m. (912) 704-2940. happenstancebellydance. wordpress.com. , 5:30 p.m Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. C.C. Express Dance Team

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

A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. xavris21@yahoo.com. Sundays, 3 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Dance 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. 912335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Tuesdays, 8 p.m Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Home Cookin' Cloggers

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

Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Info via email or phone. . 912-704-2052. prideofirelandga@gmail.com. Kids/Youth Dance Class

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

Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm8:30pm. . doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty

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

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

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

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

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

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

. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Dance and Cardio

A class designed to maintain that summer body by dancing and having fun. Incorporates dance and cardio to fun, spicy songs. $10 drop in or 10 classes for $80 Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912-312-3549. reservetodance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Zumba & Zumba Toning with Anne

Ditch the workout & join the party. All levels welcome. Wednesdays, 6:30 PM 7:30PM. Lake Mayer Community Center 1850 East Montgomery Crossroads $5 class - discount cards available Bring a friend & it's free for you! . 912-596-1952. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Events

152nd Anniversary of the Siege and Reduction of Fort Pulaski

Commemorating the April 10, 1862 battle in which the Union army at Tybee Island converged on Fort Pulaski and, after 30 hours, the brick walls of the Fort were breached, and the Confederate fort surrendered. This was the first significant use of rifled artillery against a masonry fort and had international ramifications on the future design and construction of coastal forts.The fort commemorates this anniversary with special focus tours and living history demonstrations throughout the weekend. Reenactors from the Palmetto Battalion will be available to interact with the public, providing a unique opportunity to experience garrison life of a Confederate Fort Pulaski. April 12-13. nps.gov/fopu. nps.gov/fopu/. April 12-13 Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island. Farm a la Carte A Mobile Farmer's Market

At various spots around town, including Green Truck on Wednesdays, 2:30pm6:30pm. Bethesda Farmers' Market on Thursdays, 3:00-5:30pm. Forsyth Park Farmers' Market on Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Sustainable meats, organic produce, local dairy. . revivalfoods.com. greentruckpub. com. Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St. Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton

This film reveals one of the world’s most famous designers. Watch Marc Jacobs’ journey from designing for Louis Vuitton

to creating his very own label. Part of the Telfair's The Art of Great Fashion. Free for Members and $12 for Non-members Thu., April 10, 6 p.m. telfair.org. telfair.org/jepson/. Thu., April 10, 6 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Four.Ten.Fourteen. Year of the Local; A Sustainable Affair

J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers play at this evening of local food from Forsyth Farmers' Market & 22Square with Andaz Savannah, drink from local brews, with a theme of sustainability. $20 general admission; $15 artrise; $15 chamber Thu., April 10, 5-8 p.m. 912.544.1200. elise@thincsavannah.com. thincsavannah.com. Thu., April 10, 5-8 p.m Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. 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., April 15, 6 p.m. 912-353-7143. namisavannah@namisavannah.org. nami.org. Tue., April 15, 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. . 912-525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. LaFayette Fete Historic Excitement with a French Flair

Experience the excitement surrounding General LaFayette’s visit to Savannah in spring 1825. Costumed characters expound on LaFayette's time in Savannah and recount events from his life. A simulation of the ball held in Lafayette’s honor with a dance exhibition by the Davenport Dancers is part of the presentation. Light refreshments a la francaise will follow. Guests must be able to walk up and down stairs. Reservations encouraged. $10 per adult, $5 per child under 17 Sun., April 13, 4:30 p.m. 912-236-8097. davenporthousemuseum.org. Sun., April 13, 4:30 p.m Davenport House, 324 East State St.

armstrong.edu. Wed., April 9, 7 p.m Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr.

Lecture Considering the Architecture of the Timber Frame Houses of the Siegen Industrial Region,

As Photographed by Bernd and Hilla Becher scholar Karl Kiem discusses the German photographers’ internationally acclaimed artworks. For the first time, an in-depth investigation explores the structure and substance of the timber frame houses. Museum admission. Free with SCAD ID. Wed., April 9, 5:30 p.m. scad.edu. scadmoa.org/. Wed., April 9, 5:30 p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Lecture Joey Shimoda Current Work – Flowing Between Inside and Outside

SCAD's School of Building Arts Lecture Series presents the founder and chief creative officer of Shimoda Design Group. discussing how thought-provoking projects challenge the notions of the creative workplace and bring quality design, innovation and technical excellence into plans of every scale. Free and open to the public. Tue., April 15, 5:30 p.m. scad.edu. scadmoa.org/. Tue., April 15, 5:30 p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. The American Disease Assessing Barriers to Care and Community Supports for Somali Refugee/Immigrant Families with Autistic Children

Lecture by Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science instructor Barbara Bruno, Refugee Family Assistance Program executive director Nasra M. Mirreh and Armstrong alumnus Christina Cook. The lecture will focus on research indicating a link between children of Somali refugees and a disproportionate rate of autism. In the Ogeechee Theatre, Armstrong Student Union bldg. Free and open to the public. Fri., April 11, noon. armstrong.edu. about. armstrong.edu/Maps/index.html. Fri., April 11, noon Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. The Lens of the Absurd, by Zach Powers

2014 Matt Prickett and Jane Griffin Spring Lecture Series presents Zach Powers, author, founder of Seersucker Live, Inc. and board member of the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, on how Flannery and other authors use extreme or unrealistic plot elements to show everyday human experience in a new light. Free and open to the public. Sun., April 13, 4 p.m. 912-2336014. flanneryoconnorhome.org. Sun., April 13, 4 p.m Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Suppliers Learn about City Contracts

A workshop sponsored by the City of Savannah, to help suppliers learn about new opportunities to do business with the City of Savannah. Attendees should bring Armstrong assistant professor of History a bag lunch. Drinks will be provided. Free Dr. Hongjie Wang discusses world history to attend. Reservations required. Wed., over the past half-century. Wang is the au- April 9, 12-1 p.m. 652-3582. gdelaney@ thor of Power and Politics in Tenth-Century savannahga.gov. Wed., April 9, 12-1 p.m China Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. The Former Shu Regime and has a Ph.D. Gwinnett Street. NeoPopRealist Art Contest Dedicated ti its 25in History from Brown University. Reception at 6:30 p.m. Lecture at 7 p.m. Free and Year Anniversary Deadline open to the public. Wed., April 9, 7 p.m. Lecture A Drop in the Ocean A History of the World in the Past 50 Years

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 . 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ Pantry

A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 . ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Savannah Metro Police Department’s Roll Call in the Streets and Career Fair

The School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High hosts Savannah Metro Police Department’s roll call meeting held before and after each police shift. To build relationships with students and the public. Also, a career fair for law enforcement professions, focusing on Savannah High's students in the Criminal Justice magnet program. Community members and families are invited. Free and open to the public. Thu., April 10, 2-5 p.m. (912) 395-5050. Thu., April 10, 2-5 p.m Savannah High School, 400 Pennsylvania Ave. 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. SCADstyle

The Savannah College of Art and Design will present SCADstyle 2014, an annual celebration of style and design, April 14-17. SCADstyle 2014 events include lectures, panels and workshops with world-renowned designers and industry professionals. SCADstyle engages students with design leaders and enhances SCAD programs of study, including fashion, fashion marketing and management, interior design, industrial design, jewelry, graphic design, writing and more.This year’s guests include Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, Steven Kolb, Eddie Borgo, William Sofield, Mayer Rus, Stefan Sagmeister, Sally Singer, Danielle and Jodie Snyder, Quentin Jones, Matthew Frost, Josh Schulman, Bridget Foley, Don Norman, Marian Bantjes and Kate Lanphear Free and open to the public continues on p. 56

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A talk with Eddie Borgo, jewelry designer; and Kate Lanphear, style editor of T The New York Times Style Magazine. Free and open to the public. Mon., April 14, 2:30 p.m. scad.edu/scadstyle2014/events. scadmoa.org/. Mon., April 14, 2:30 p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. SCADStyle:Alexander Wang in conversation with Domenico De Sole

Alexander Wang, fashion designer and creative director, Balenciaga; Domenico De Sole, chairman, Tom Ford International Free and open to the public. Tue., April 15, 6 p.m. scad.edu/scadstyle2014/events. www2.scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Tue., April 15, 6 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. SCADStyle:Design and Happiness, a lecture by Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister, graphic designer, typographer, and founder of Sagmeister & Walsh. Winner of the National Design Award for Communications, the AIGA Medal, and two Grammys for his Talking Heads and Brian Eno & David Byrne package designs. His latest documentary, “The Happy Film,” conducts a series of selfexperiments to test his happiness. Book signing follows Things I’ve Learned in My Life So Far, (Abrams, 2014). Free and open to the public. Mon., April 14, 6 p.m. scad.edu/scadstyle2014/events. www2.scad.edu/venues/ trustees/. Mon., April 14, 6 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

tagonline.org. Fri., April 11, noon The Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Fitness

$5 Community Yoga Classes

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

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

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

and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. . egs5719@aol.com. 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. . 912-3558811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group

For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone i need of support for the caregiving they provide. . savannahcommons.com. 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 hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am-10pm. Call or see website. . 912-5982300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. 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 William Sofield, interior designer; Mayer to gulp some air and get right back to Bariatric Surgery Support Group Rus, West Coast editor, Architectural work. It's called Max Interval Training, First Wednesday each month, 7pm, and Digest Free and open to the public. Tue., because it keeps your body working at April 15, 2:30 p.m. scad.edu/scadstyle2014/ third Saturday, 10am, in Mercer Auditorium maximum capacity through your entire of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those events. scadmoa.org/. Tue., April 15, 2:30 workout. $10 or $80 for 10 fitness classes p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. who have had or are considering bariatric Saturdays, 11 a.m. 912.312.3549. salondeShire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice surgery. Free to attend. Call or see website baile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedanLocal chapter of the Society for Creative for info. . 912-350-3438. memorialhealth. cestudio.com. Saturdays, 11 a.m Salon de Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson MemoPark Health University Medical Center, 4700 rial Drive. Israeli Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes (south end) for fighter practice and Waters Ave. Beach Body Workouts with Laura A system of self-defense techniques based general hanging out. For those interested MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer on several martial arts. The official fighting in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. . Community Center $5.00 per session Mon- system of the Israeli Defense Forces savannahsca.org. TechFest 2014 days, 6:15 p.m. (IDF). Custom Fit offers individual and A knowledge exchange connecting Arm(912) 652-6784. Mondays, 6:15 p.m Lake small group training and intensive workstrong Computer Science and IT students Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. shops. . 912-441-4891. customfitcenter. Beastmode Fitness Group Training with Savannah area technology and techcom. Train with this elite team. A total body Kung Fu School nology enabled companies. Tino Mantella, program that trims, tones and gets results. Ving Tsun CEO and President of TAG, will present Ving Tsun Personal training options available. See the Key Findings of the 2014 State of the (Wing Chun) is the world's fastest growing website for info. Meets at West Broad Industry martial arts style. Uses angles and leverYMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. . beastTechnology in Georgia Report. Armstrong CS and IT students will present projects in modefitnessga.com. YMCA-West Broad St, age to tunr an attacker's strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop the form of posters or live demonstrations. 1110 May St. Bellydancing Fusion Classes ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. . 912Business leaders from tech and tech enMixes ballet, jazz, hip hop into a unique 429-9241. abled companies like AT&T, Georgia PowMommy and Baby Yoga high energy dance style. Drills and choreer, Morris Technology, Rails Machine, and Mondays. Call for times and fees or see many others will present their companies. ographies for all levels.Small classes in website. . 912-232-2994. savannahyoga. downtown Savannah, and on request. $10 Sponsored by Armstrong and Technology com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga per person. Email for info. . bohemianAssociation of Georgia. Free and open to Center, 1321 Bull St. beats.com. the public. Registration encouraged. Fri., Blue Water Yoga Pilates Classes April 11, noon. 56 (912) 480-4581. Ebrady@tagonline.org. Community donation-based classes, Tues. Daily classes for all skill levels includAPR 9-15, 2014

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ing beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. . 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. pilatessavannah.com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga

series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. . 912-704-7650. ann@ aikyayoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Classes

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

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

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. . Ladies Day at Savannah Climbing Coop

Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. . 912-4958010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Disc Golf

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

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

Tai Chi Fusion is a form of moving meditation combining several forms of Tai Chi as well as Qi Gong. Join us weekly as we tone our muscles and quiet our minds. $12/ class Saturdays, 10 a.m.. relaxsavannah@ gmail.com. facebook.com/relaxsavannah. Saturdays, 10 a.m. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park

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

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

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

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

Tybee Wine Festival Let's Do Lunch The Art of Coastal Design and Cuisine

Learn how to set a fantastic table from writer/decorator/gardener Holley Jaakkola, and watch as three famous chefs prepare a scrumptious meal, from appetizers through dessert. A tasting luncheon featuring each of the foods demonstrated, select wines and copies of all of the recipes are included. $55 plus $4 tax and handling April 10, 11 a.m. tybeewinefestival.com. tybeeshrineclub.com/. April 10, 11 a.m Tybee Lite Shrine Club, 35 Meddin Drive. Tybee Wine Festival Wining & Dining The Art of Pairing

A wine connoisseur leads guests through a specially prepared five-course meal, each course matched with a fine wine. $75 +5 tax & handling / Members $67.50 +5 tax & handling April 10, 7-10 p.m. tybeewinefestival.com/. tybeeislandsocialclub.com/. April 10, 7-10 p.m Tybee Island Social Club, 1311 Butler Ave. Tybee Wine Festival An Evening of Oysters & Wine

For oyster lovers, have oysters six different ways. A casual evening combining the Tybee essentials … fun, live music, good food and perfectly matched wines in an oceanfront outdoor setting as the sun sets. $45 plus $3 tax and handling April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. tybeewinefestival.com.

April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m Marlin Monroe's Surfside Grill, 404 Butler Ave.

the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue Squadron Barbecue call 24 hours a day. . 912-356-3688. savanDinner Fund Raiser nahaa.com. The Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue SquadArmstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a perron will be holding its annual Barbecue manent drop box for disposing of unused Dinner Fund Raiser on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Squadron’s Coffee Bluff facility prescription drugs and over the counter medication. In the lobby of the University located at the end of White Bluff Road on Police building on campus. Open to the the Forrest River. The barbecue will take public 24 hours/day, year round. Confiplace between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. This popular event sells over 3,000 dinners dential. All items collected are destroyed and requires cooking 3,500 pounds of pork! by the Drug Enforcement Administration. . 912-344-3333. armstrong.edu. about.armDinners will cost $8.00 each and include strong.edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong Barbecue, cole slaw, Brunswick Stew and a roll. $8.00 April 12, 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. April Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 12, 10 a.m. & 6 p.m Coffee Bluff Marina, Bariatric Surgery Information Session 14915 Coffee Bluff Rd. Tybee Wine Festival Information on bariatric surgery and the Grand Wine Tasting program at Memorial Health Bariatrics. The main event of the Tybee Island Wine Learn surgical procedures offered, support Festival, with samplings of more than 75 and education programs involved, and how international wines and delicious morsels bariatric surgery can affect patients' lives. from favorite eateries on Tybee Island and Call or see website for info. Free to attend. nearby areas.Live music on the Lighthouse Hoskins Center at Memorial. . 912-350stage, and silent auction. $55 plus $4 tax 3438. bariatrics.memorialhealth.com. and handling April 12, 3-6 p.m. tybeewine- memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health festival.com. tybeelighthouse.org/. April University Medical Center, 4700 Waters 12, 3-6 p.m Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Ave. Free Hearing and Speech Screening Meddin Ave. Tybee Wine Festival Hearing Sunday Champagne Brunch Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech A buffet of all the favorite brunch treats First Thursdays,. Call or see website plus a table full of desserts. And, of course, for times. . 912-355-4601. savannahchampagne. $35 plus $2.50 tax and hanspeechandhearing.org. savannahdling April 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m. tybeewinespeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech festival.com. thecrabshack.com/. April 13, and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health 12:30-2:30 p.m The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Dept. Hammock Rd. Forsyth Farmers Market Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.Local and regional produce, honey, meat, Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in dairy, pasta, baked goods and other de20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling lights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items will be set up for anyone testing positive. for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersCall for info. . 912-644-5217. Chatham market.com. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health Care for Uninsured People St. Honey Tasting and Body Care Samples + Store Open for primary care for uninsured Tour residents of Chatham County. Mon.-Fri., Daily store tour, honey tasting, and body 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointcare. FREE Come to the WILMINGTON ment. . 912-443-9409. St. Joseph's/ ISLAND store and see the bees behind our Candler--St. Mary's Health Center, 1302 observation hive glass. FREE MondaysDrayton St. Hypnobirthing Fridays, 10 a.m. 912-234-0688. tildsley@ Teaches mother and birth partner to savannahbee.com. Mondays-Fridays, 10 use her natural instincts, trust her body, a.m Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington release emotions and facilitate relaxation Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Prepare Sunday Suppers at Union Mission during labor and delivery. Five class series Local organizations are invited to sign up on Monday evenings, 6pm. Location to prepare Sunday Supper for people who 100 Riverview Dr. $300/group sessions. are homeless and live at Union Mission's $600/private sessions. Call or email for shelters for homeless people. Groups must info and reservations. . 912-704-7650. carsign up in advance and bring/prepare a roll362@bellsouth.net. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call Therapy for information. . 912-236-7423. Southbound Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings Helps everyday ordinary people with everyA few tastes of the newest local brews. day ordinary problems Tours are first come, first serve. Live smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, music on Saturdays. $10 for souvenir pint life coaching. Caring, qualified professional glass and 6 tasting tickets. 21+ only. info@ help. See website or call for info. . 912southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound 927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. La Leche League of Savannah Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering Health Alcoholics Anonymous first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website For people who want or need to stop drink- for location and other info. . 912-897-9544. ing, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html.

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.) . 912-447-6605. Planned Parenthood Hotline

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

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

A fair of basic health services and health education. Lectures, free BMI calculations for adults and children, free blood pressure screening, free glucose screenings, prizes and giveaways, and a plethora of information from local health and medical organizations. Sponsored by the Wellness Interest Group of Mercer University School of Medicine. Free and open to the public. facebook.com/savannahhealthfair. Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research at Memorial, Ranger Street and 66th Street. Kid's Happenings

Actors Night Out presents Easter Friends

Get your photograph taken with the Easter Bunny. All photos will be taken by Corey DaBrooksohana-photography. $5 donation to Actors Night Out, in exchange for two 5x7 prints. info@actorsnightout.org. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. (Easter) Bunny event for Children with Different Abilities

Caring Bunny will visit with children in atmosphere free from bright, flashing lights, or high-energy music. An effort to make the Easter Bunny experience enjoyable for everyone. Families will be given a 5 x 7 photograph from the visit, and a complimentary ride on the children’s train. Free and open to the public. savannahmall.com. savannahmall.com/. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Springtime-themed crafts, an egg hunt, and five train rides beginning at 9:30am. Egg hunt at 10:30am. Pre-registration & pre-payment are required for Egg-Stravaganza. $5 per adult and $15 per child 912.651.6823. chsgeorgia.org/SocietyCalendar/Date/04.12.14/Event/704.html. chsgeorgia.org. Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 West Harris St. Irish Dancers of Savannah

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(Irish square) Dancing at a relaxed pace. Convenient mid-town location. Whether just for fun, or for competition, IDS is for everyone. Adult classes available. Call or email for info. . 912-897-5984. irishdancsav@aol.com. Mommy & Me Yoga

Bring your baby (6 weeks-3 years) to this fun class that is beneficial for both of you! Meet other moms, exercise, relax and learn ways to release stress. No experience in yoga is needed. Sign up preferred, but not necessary. $10 Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. 912-6569663. awakeningyogastudio.com. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m Awakening Yoga Studio, 2453A US Highway 17. Port Wentworth Easter Egg Hunt

At the soccer field on Cantyre Street, in Port Wentworth. Hosted by Open Door Ministries Candy, refreshments, and lots of prizes. Free and open to the public. Savannah Children's Museum School Year Hours

SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org . Savannah Children's Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Toddler Time at Skidaway Island State Park

A weekly program for the littles. Naturebased stories, games and learning designed for 2-4 year olds. Different theme each week. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Tuesdays Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. YES! Youth Empowerment Series

Teen workshop sponsored by Shine Magazine, a Christian teen internet magazine. Door prizes, fun and empowering parent and teen workshops, a line dance contest, and a special guest. Free and open to the public. eventbrite.com/e/yes-youth-empowerment-series-teen-workshop-tickets-10960662637?aff=efbevent. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. LGBT

First City Network Board Meeting

First Monday, 6:30pm, at FCN office, 307 E. Harris St. 2nd floor. Call or see website for info. . 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork.org. APR 9-15, 2014

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

Local chapter of Georgia's largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. . 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. . 912288-7863. heather@savpride.com. Stand Out Youth

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

A children's therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. . 912-352-2611. Literary Events

The Irish in the Confederate States of America

Former Armstrong History professor David T. Glesson on the key role of Irish Southerners in debates over secession and the formation of the Confederacy. Includes the Irish soldier experience, the effect of Confederate defeat, emerging ethnic identity and the Irish Confederate role in the rise of the Lost Cause ideology. In University Hall at Armstrong. Free and open to the public. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/ Maps/index.html. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Savannah State Univ. Media High Now Accepting Summer Applications

Savannah State University's Media High is a career development and multimedia enhancement program, providing social media, editorial, and broadcasting skills. For high school students age 13-18 in Savannah and the South Carolina lowcountry. Apply by April 15. contact ssumediahigh@ gmail.com for application information. $100 fee to participate, due at acceptance. Program runs June 15-27. Through April 15. ssumediahigh@gmail.com. Through April 15 SCAD & Seersucker Live The Art School Episode

Performers Erika Jo Brown - Not a SCAD Professor Beth Concepcion - SCAD Professor Andrea Goto - SCAD Professor Lee Griffith - SCAD Professor James Lough - SCAD Professor B.J. Love - Not a SCAD Professor Jonathan Rabb - SCAD Professor Hosted by Christopher Berinato & Zach Powers Live Music by Brian Dean seersuckerlive.com/. SCAD Oglethorpe House, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Nature and Environment

Big Ferry Guided Hike at Skidaway State Park

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

Join Camphost Nell for an informative morning bird hike. Bring binoculars or borrow limited pairs from the museum. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Dolphin Project

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

Enjoy a magical day of fantasy and play atthis enchanting day, with lots of creative activities and contests for your little fairy or gnome. Costumes are encouraged. $5 per adult; $3 per child (4-17), military, senior 912-395-1500. michelle.kelly@sccpss.com. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Night Sensory Hike

Use all your senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.

native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. . 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast

A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. . 912236-8115. wilderness-southeast.org. Pets & Animals

Low Cost Pet Clinic

TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. . tailsspin. com. tailsspin.com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. 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, Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity and help previously unadoptable dogs Authority find loving homes. The graduated dogs Support EOA through the FundingFactory are available for adoption can be viewed Recycling Program. Recycle empty carat www.humansocietvsav.org, and www. tridges, cell phones, small electronics, lap- chathamsheriff.org. Operation New Hope tops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive is funded by the Humane Society and comtechnology products and cash. Businesses munity donations. . chathamsheriff.org. may also recycle items on behalf of EOA humanesocietysav.org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. Anderson St. See website, email or call for info. . St. Almo's Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting 912-238-2960 x126. dwproperty@aol.com. Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, fundingfactory.com. Sandpiper Trail Hike on Skidaway Island 5pm Meander through the marsh on a guided (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palhike with one of Skidaway Island State ace. Call for info. . 912-234-3336. caninePark's knowledgeable park rangers. $5 palacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, parking fee. Annual passes available. 618 Abercorn St. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skiReligious & Spiritual Theatre daway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Hindrance Diamond Cswy. Tree Mulching Volunteer Project

The Parent Teacher Association of May Howard Elementary School on Wilmington Island seeks volunteers to help mulch 50 live oaks shading the playground. Savannah Tree Foundation planted the trees in 2006 and will be back again with tools, snacks, water, wisdom and skills to share. Wear long pants & sleeves & closed-toe shoes. Bring gloves and a rake, if possible. Free and open to the public. 912-233-8733. kc@savannahtree.com. savannah.chatham. k12.ga.us/Schools/Elementary+Schools/ Howard+Elementary/. May Howard Elementary School, 115 Wilmington Island Road. Walk on the Wild Side

A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live

The Gospel Play

Can the faith of a praying grandmother save her grandson from the streets? Written, directed and produced by Pamela L. Bryant. Free and open to the public. 912-401-1302. 2women2plays1production@gmail.com. St. John Baptist Church, 522-28 Hartridge St. 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 continues on p. 58


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of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Band of Sisters Prayer Group

All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. "The king's heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord." (Prov. 21:1) . 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/georgia. 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. 912427-7265 . 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. . familylife@diosav. org. diosav.org/familylife-singles. Center for Spiritual Living--Savannah

All are invited to this Science of Mind community. Recognizing the presence and power of God within, and believing that this presence is in everything in the universe, unifying all of life. Welcoming all on their spiritual pathway. Celebration Sunday mornings. Location Bonaventure Chapel, 2520 Bonaventure Road. Meditation at 10:30am Service at 11:00am Childcare available in the "Funday School" cslsavannah.org. 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. MondaysSundays Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street. Columba House

Columba House is an inclusive, welcoming hospitality space dedicated to building and sustaining a community of faith committed to social justice with the city's young adults, college students, and creative demographic. Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm, includes dinner and a program focused on justice. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912228-9425. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m Columba House, 34th Street between Abercorn and Lincoln Streets. Guided Silent Prayer

Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. . vineyardsavannah.org. A New Church in the City, For the City

Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the

Facebook page "Savannah Church Plant." . Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St.

ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St.

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. 6:00pm7:00pm. Call for info. . 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street.

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

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Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. . 912-308-8286. savbranart@gmail. com. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share

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

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

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

Sunday Celebration services 9:15am and 11am. Children's Church and childcare 11am. Thursday noon prayer service. See website or call for info on classes, workshops, and more. . 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Walk with Jesus

April 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. You and your family are invited on a journey to walk with Jesus from his entrance into Jerusalem to the discovery of his empty tomb. Discover Easter and the events leading up to it in Service of Compline a way you and your children will never A chanted service by candlelight held every forget! The perfect way to prepare for Holy Sunday night at 9pm. "Say goodnight to Week! Free! Fun! Family-oriented! Please God." Presented by Christ Church Anglican. call at 912-236-8271 or contact Pastor . Independent Presbyterian Church, Bull Heath at pastor.heath.fcc@gmail.com if you Street and Oglethorpe Ave. have questions. Free 912-236-8271. pastor.

heath.fcc@gmail.com. facebook.com/FCCofSavannah. First Christian Church, 711 E. Victory Drive. Special Screenings

Enemy (Canada/Spain, 2013)

CinemaSavannah presents a regional film premiere. Jake Gyllenhaal re-teams with his Prisoners director, Oscar-nominee Denis Villeneuve, in this sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller that breathes new life into the doppelganger tradition. Adapted from Jose Saramago's 2004 novel The Double. Enemy was nominated for ten Genie Awards (Canada's Oscars). Costarring Isabella Rossellini and Melanie Lauren (Inglorious Basterds). 90 minutes. $8 musesavannah.org. musesavannah. org/. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Fight Club (1999)

Based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter. $8 lucastheatre.com. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. The Woodmans, plus Gallery Tour

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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." . 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.

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Free will astrology ARIES

(March 21-April 19)

Freedom is the most important kind of joy you can seek right now. It’s also the most important subject to study and think about, as well as the most important skill to hone. I advise you to make sure that freedom is flowing through your brain and welling up in your heart and spiraling through your loins. Write synonyms for “freedom” on your arm with a felt-tip pen liberation, emancipation, independence, leeway, spaciousness, carte blanche, selfdetermination, dispensation. Here’s one more tip: Connect yourself with people who love and cultivate the same type of freedom you do.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20)

It’s Love Your Messes Week, Taurus. In accordance with the astrological omens, you are authorized to love the hell out of the messes in your life -- from the small, awkward knots of confusion to the big, beautiful heaps of fertile chaos. This is not a time to feel embarrassed or apologize for your messes; not a time to shy away from them or ignore them. On the contrary, you should explore them, celebrate them, and even take advantage of them. Whatever else they are, your messes are untapped sources of energy. Learn to love them for the mysterious lessons they keep teaching you. Love them for the courage and willpower they compel you to summon. Love them for the novelty they bring your way and the interesting stories they add to your personal legend.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)

“A snowball’s chance in hell” is an American idiom that’s equivalent to saying “it probably won’t happen.” After all, a snowball would instantly melt if exposed to the scorching fires that rage in the underworld. But what if there’s an exception to this axiom? Let’s call on another American idiom “when hell freezes over.” It’s another way to say “it probably won’t happen.” But the truth is that now and then a cold front does indeed sweep through the infernal region, icing its flames. When that happens, a snowball’s prospects of surviving there improve dramatically. And that’s exactly what I predict will happen for you in the coming week.

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of what it will be when it becomes fully mature.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22)

efficiency and grace.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

When you see your shadow, it’s usually right next to you. It’s there on the ground or floor, a fuzzy black shape that follows you around closely. But today I saw my shadow waving back at me from afar. I was standing on top of a hill, and the sun’s rays created a dusky version of me in the meadow way down below. I think this is a useful metaphor for an opportunity that’s available to you. In the coming days, you will be able to view the shadowy, undeveloped parts of your personality as if from a distance. That means you will have more objectivity about them, and thus greater compassion. You can get a calm, clear sense of how they might be mucking with your happiness and how you could transform them.

When I took an intermediate painting class in college, our first assignment was to imitate an old master. My choice was the Flemish painter Pieter Breugel the Elder (1525-1569). I worked on reproducing his painting *The Fight Between Carnival and Lent* as precisely as I could. It was tedious and liberating. I invoked Breugel’s spirit and prayed for his guidance. I sank my psyche deeply into his. By the end of the four-week process I’d learned a lot about painting. Given the current astrological omens, Sagittarius, I suggest you try something similar. Pick someone who excels at a way of working or a state of being that you would like to master yourself, and copy that person for a while. For best results, have fun with it. Play!

VIRGO

CAPRICORN

“You cannot use butterfly language to communicate with caterpillars,” said psychologist Timothy Leary. That’s good advice for you to keep in mind in the near future. You might want to find a way to carry on constructive dialogs with people who have a hard time understanding you. It’s not necessarily that they are stupid or resistant to your charms. The problem is that they haven’t experienced some of the critical transformations you have. They can’t be expected to converse with you in your butterfly language. Are you willing and able to speak caterpillar?

Capricorn author J. R. R. Tolkien spent 14 years working on *The Lord of the Rings.* In using a typewriter to produce over 1,200 pages, he relied solely on his two index fingers. He never learned the ten-finger typing method. I suppose it didn’t matter in the end. Presumably, his impediment didn’t affect the quality of his work, but only made it harder to accomplish and required him to spend a lot more time. Is there a fixable limitation on your own ability to achieve your dream, Capricorn? Is there some handicap you could, with effort, overcome? If so, now would be an excellent time to begin.

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Are you thinking of linking your fortunes to a new ally? Or deepening your collaboration with a familiar ally? Have you fantasized about bonding intensely with a source that may be able to give you more of what you want and bring out more of the best in you? These prospects are worth contemplating, Libra. But I suggest you let your connection ripen a bit more before finalizing the shift. I’m not necessarily saying there’s a potential problem. I simply suspect that you need further exploration and additional information before you can make the smartest move possible.

CANCER

SCORPIO

In 2007, J. K. Rowling finished writing the seventh volume of her seven Harry Potter books, *Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.* The day it was published it sold 11 million copies. But Rowling had actually written the final chapter of this last book way back in 1990, when she first conceived the story she was to spend the next 17 years working on. She knew the climax right from the beginning. I foresee a similar theme unfolding for you in the coming weeks, Cancerian. As you plot a project you will be developing for a long time to come, you will have a vision

Saturn has been in the sign of Scorpio since October 2012 and will be there until the end of 2014. (It will make another visit from June to September 2015.) What does that mean? I have a view of Saturn that’s different from many astrologers. They regard it as the planet of limitation, struggle, and difficulty. Here’s what I think While Saturn may push you to be extra tough and work super hard, it also inspires you to cut away extraneous desires and home in on your deepest purpose. It motivates you to build strong structures that free you to express yourself with maximum

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(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

“The truth’s superb surprise,” wrote poet Emily Dickinson, may be “too bright for our infirm delight.” Sometimes we’ve got to be careful about articulating what’s really going on. “The truth must dazzle gradually,” she said. If it hits us too fast and hard, it may be difficult to digest. So did Emily suggest that we should lie and deceive? No. “Tell all the truth,” she declared, “but tell it slant.” This is excellent advice for you in the coming days, Aquarius.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20)

Here’s my report on your progress. You are not struggling to embody a delusional state of perfection as it is imagined by other people. Rather, you are becoming an ever-more soulful version of your idiosyncratic self, evolving slowly but surely. You are not dazedly trudging along a narrow track laid down by thousands of sheep. Instead, you are lively and creative as you bushwhack a path for yourself through the wilderness. To celebrate this ongoing success, Pisces, I suggest you get yourself a new power object that symbolizes your inventive devotion.

photograph from the SCAD permanent collection alongside pieces by seven SCAD artists. A "Look Again" gallery tour follows the screening. Limited to 30 guests. Museum admission. Free with SCAD ID. scad. edu. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Zoolander (2001)

The dim-witted but good-natured Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) is ousted as the top male fashion model by the rising star, Hansel McDonald (Owen Wilson), and his reputation is further tarnished by a critical article from journalist Matilda Jeffries (Christine Taylor). Ben Stiller co-wrote, directed, and stars. $8 lucastheatre.com. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. 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. . 912220-3474. savadultrec.com. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes

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

Registration now open for the Extreme Color Run April 5 through the Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Area’s trails, tank trails and pond area on Ft. Stewart. The untimed event will take runners approximately five kilometers through Holbrook’s campground and tank trails. The runners will be “colored” as they pass different color stations the length of the run. The run will begin at 9 a.m. Want to have some fun helping with the event? Volunteers are needed to help prepare for the run and to help make it a success. To volunteer, or for more information, call 912-767-6212. Open to all! $20 pp (now-Mar 24), $30pp (Mar 25-Race Day) Mondays-Sundays, 9 a.m. 912-767-6212. molly.cooke@us.army. mil. stewartmwr.com. Mondays-Sundays, 9 a.m Holbrook Pond Recreation Area, Hwy 144E. Grief 101 Support Group

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

A century bike ride. Proceeds benefit the Statesboro Silver Lining Club, a respite program for those suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. $30 early registration. $35 day of the ride. Mill Creek Regional Park, 388 Hwy 24 East,. Savannah Bike Polo

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info. . facebook.com/savannahbikepolo. Savannah Sand Gnats Baseball Pack the Park for Kiss-a-Pig

Wednesday night is Pack the Park for Charity night. Tonight's charity American Diabetes Association's Kiss-aPig competition. Final night of the home stand against Augusta Green Jackets. $8$10. Special fundraising tickets for Kiss a Pig are available. sandgnats.com. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Ultimate Frisbee

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

USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. . 912-398-4014. bdburgers.net. B & D Burgers (Congress St.), 912-238-8315. Support Groups

ACOA-Al-Anon

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

For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. . 912356-3688. savannahaa.com. Alzheimer's Caregiver and Family Support Group

For individuals caring for Alzheimer's and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. . 912-236-0363 x143. Amputee Support Group

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

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

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

Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call

for info. . 912-844-4524. fpc.presbychurch. net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group

For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. . 912819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Children's Grief Support Group

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

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

Meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the lives of polio survivors. Call or see website for info. Polio survivors and guests are invited. Free and open to the public. . 912-927-8332. coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. Debtors Anonymous

For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. . 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah. org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Eating Disorders Anonymous

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

nah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. . 912-303-9442. HospiceSavannah.org/ GriefSupport. Heartbeats for Life

Free support and education group for those who have suffered from or want to prevent or reverse heart disease and/or diabetes. One Tuesday/month, 6pm. Call or email for date. All meetings at Southwest Chatham Library. . 912-598-8457. jeff@ heartbeatsforlife-ga.org. 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 47-XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. . amkw21@ gmail.com. Legacy Group For individuals with advanced and recurrent cancer.

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

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

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

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

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. . 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and Overeaters Anonymous J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Savannah meetings Reynolds Ave. Fibromyalgia Support Group Mon 6:30pm, Wed 5:30pm, Fri 6:30 p.m. Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or See website for locations and info, or call see website for info. . 912-819-6743. sjchs. org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave.

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Gambling Problem 12 Step Program

Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. . 912-748-4730. Georgia Scleroderma Support Group

A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola's Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info 912-412-6675 or 912-414-3827. . Grief Support Groups

Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savan-

912-358-7150. . oa.org/meetings. Parents of Children with IEP's (Individualized Education Plans)

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

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

First Thursdays, 5pm-6:30pm, Marsh Auditorium at Candler. Call for info. . 912355-6347. sjchs.org/. 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. . 912-819-2224. sjchs.org/. St. Joseph's Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. Rape Crisis Center

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Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. . 912-858-2335. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Sisters Network (Breast Cancer in the African American Community)

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

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