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Wednesday / 16 Film: Blind Beast (1969, Japan)

Psychotronic Film Society presents a 45th anniversary screening of this avant-garde erotic thriller. A lonely, depraved and blind artist, with help from his mother, kidnaps a beautiful woman and holds her prisoner in his cavernous sculpture studio. Subtitles. For mature viewers. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

Lecture: Film Acting and the Arts of Imitation

Distinguished cinema scholar ames Naremore has published five books and dozens of essays on film criticism and theory. 5 p.m Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation (SCAD), 439 East Broad Street. Free and open to the public.

Mary Kay Andrews

Best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews will entertain audiences as she explores the whos, whats, whens, wheres and whys of writing. Event includes lunch catered by chef Kirk Blaine. 11 a.m Cohen's Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. $45 912 355 3336.

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The showpiece of the evening is a limited Lunchtime Lenten Concert Series: Oboe edition, signed lithograph of a waterand Piano Concert color completed by Charles, The Prince of The final installment of Trinity's Lunchtime Wales. Benefiting Savannah Philharmonic. Lenten Concert Series features Andrew Jay 6 p.m Ripley on oboe and Benjamin Warsaw on Whitman House on Forsyth Park, 611 Whitaker St. piano, featuring oboe sonatas by Telemann $30 per person and $5 pre-registration bidding fee. and Schubert. Lunch before or after the 912.232.6002. in the dining hall, 11:45a.m.lauctiononline 12:15 p.m. and from 12:45-1:15 p.m. SCADStyle:Design and digital media 12:15-12:45 p.m panel with Danielle and Jodie Snyder, Trinity UMC, 225 West President St. moderated by Christene Barberich Free to attend. Lunch is $5. Danielle and Jodie Snyder, jewelry design912-233-4766. ers and founders, DANNIJO; Christene Barberich, editor-in-chief, Refinery29 10:30 a.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Free and open to the public.

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A Fashion Film Panel moderated by Sally Singer, digital creative director, Vogue; featuring panelists Quentin Jones, mixed-media artist and filmmaker; Cass Bird, photographer and filmmaker; Sara Moonves, fashion editor; Arnaud Boutin, filmmaker. 2:30 p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Free and open to the public.

SCADStyle:Jewelry Trunk Show featuring SCAD student designs

Email RSVPs requested. 5-7 p.m Tybee Island Wedding Chapel, 1114 U.S. Hwy. 80.

12-6 p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Free and open to the public.

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Form's Wine & Cheese Wednesday

Josh Schulman, president, Bergdorf Goodman; Bridget Foley, executive editor, Women’s Wear Daily. 6 p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Free and open to the public.

A monthly tasting and pairings event. Three wines paired with three cheeses. 7 p.m FORM, 1801 Habersham Street. $20. $36 for two tickets. Reservations with deposit required. 912-236-7642

Southbound Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings

Art on Tap

Happy Hour experience with sights, sounds and latest exhibitions at the Telfair Museum Jepson Center. Admission includes one drink ticket, light appetizers and museum admission. Wine and beer cash bar also available. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. 5-8 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. $10 Telfair Museum Members/ $15 Non-Members

A few tastes of the newest local brews. Tours are first come, first serve. Live music on Saturdays. 5:30-7:30 p.m Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. $10 for souvenir pint glass and 6 tasting tickets. 21+ only.

Tybee Island Mix and Mingle Business Social

The Wedding Chapel showcases their new Grand Ballroom and Conference Center. A night of networking, food and fun for local business professionals and residents.

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The Atomic States of America

The Sierra Club will be screening this stirring 2012 documentary based on Kelly McMasters’s memoir about growing up in a nuclear-reactor community. Acutely topical given the recent Fukushima disaster in Japan, the film encapsulates both the history of this allegedly clean source of energy and our collective denial of a potentially looming disaster at our aging sites. Glenn Carroll from Nuclear Watch South will introduce the film and provide information about the expansion of nuclear plant Vogtle. 7-8:30 p.m First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Free 912-961-6190.

Baseball: Sand Gnats Thirsty Thursday

Half price draft beer and soda, and baseball vs. the Greenville Drive. Sponsored in part by Connect Savannah. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8 Gen. Adm.

Crafternoon at Cohen's Retreat with Savannah Victory Gardens

Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Free to Telfair members, $5 admission for nonmembers

Pinterest Party - String Art

String Art, taught by the Cohen's Retreat staff. Event includes meal and supplies. 6 p.m Cohen's Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. $55 912 355 3336.

SCADStyle: Why Rice Cookers Are Exciting,: a lecture by Donald Norman, design thought leader and cofounder, Nielsen Norman Group Named as one of Business Week’s top 27 most influential designers in the world, Don Norman is a legend in the design industry and author of the best-selling book, The Design of Everyday Things. 6 p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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Join landscapers Reid Archer, David Hislop and Kerry Shay as their share the hows and whys of creating an edible landscape using vegetable gardens and perennial fruit trees. 1 p.m Cohen's Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. $45 912 355 3336.

Kiss a Pig: Savannah Boar Association:

After each pint, bartenders cut off a part of your tie. After the third beer, your tie is cut up to the knot and you will receive a new Monday Night Brewing tie. Music by Call the Cops 8-11 pm. A benefit for American Diabetes Association's Kiss-a-Pig team, Savannah Boar Association. 5 p.m World of Beer, 112 West Broughton St. $20 includes three pints of beer.

SCADStyle:Jewelry Trunk Show featuring SCAD student designs

12-8 p.m SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Free and open to the public.

Theatre: Godspell

Armstrong Masquers present the musical based upon the Gospel according to St. Matthew. 7:30 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. $15. Discounts for military, seniors, alumni association, students, children, Piratecard holders.

Third Thursdays on Tybee: Jamie & Sandy

Duo plays guitar, keyboard and ukulele, in a doo-wop style of originals and covers. Rain location: Huc-a-poo's. 5:30-7 p.m Shops at Tybee Oaks, 1213 U.S. 80. Free and open to the public. 912-472-5071

Wine and Canvas Extravaganza

Proceeds benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Paint your own masterpiece, plus raffles, giveaways and more (bring cash). Register at: http//bit.ly1nM0Tut (find April 17th on the calendar) 6 p.m Flashback, 10010-B Ford Ave. $40 206-817-7919

Friday / 18 Baseball: Sand Gnats Facebook Friday

Sand Gnats vs. Greenville Drive, plus special stuff found on the Gnats' Facebook page. Kids run the bases after the game. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8 general admission

Film: On the Waterfront (1954, USA)

A crime drama about union violence and corruption among longshoremen. Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, and Eva Marie Saint. Ranked by the American Film Institute as the eighth greatest American movie of all time. 7 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8 gen. adm. $5 student/senior.

Lecture: Mexico - Two Facets of a Complex State

Savannah Council on World Affairs presents Dr. Katia Romero, on renewable energy in Mexico and Dr. Arturo BocardoValle on the the flow of American currency into Mexico. 8 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Free for Council members, $10 non-members.

Nature Outing: Painted Buntings

Marilyn Film Screening: Some Like it Hot (1959)

Billy Wilder’s classic comedy features Marilyn Monroe, who won a Golden Globe for Best Actress, as a ukulele-playing member of a female band. Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis play a pair of musicians on the run from a mob boss. (120 minutes). 6 p.m

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A naturalist guide shows participants how to see this colorful bird and leads a discussion on the painted bunting. 1 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee. (912)598-2300.

Theatre: Fuddy Meers

A comedy about all kinds of damaged people, by David Lindsay-Abaire. -20, 7:30 p.m Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. $15. Sunday show is all ages.

Theatre: Godspell

Armstrong Masquers present the musical based upon the Gospel according to St. Matthew. 7:30 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. $15. Discounts for military, seniors, alumni association, students, children, Piratecard holders.

The Walls Group

Gospel Gold Record artist Kirk Franklin's newest group performs a Good Friday concert. Overcoming by Faith Youth Arts Ministry is the opening act. Sponsored by Overcoming By Faith Ministry. 7 p.m Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Free and open to the public 912-927-8601.

Saturday / 19 2014 EOA Housing Fair: Spring Forward into Homeownership

Real estate experts, mortgage lenders, insurance companies, and city, county and state housing agencies will be available for one-on-one conversations. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Aaron L. Buchsbaum Building, 1120 May Street. Free event; open to the public 912-238-2960 extension 100

The 8th Ever Savannah Bazaar

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Easter Blast! at Skidaway State Park

Get your green on, and we don’t mean St. Patrick’s Day. Festival Schedule: 8am-11am RecycleRama 9am-3pm Forsyth Farmers Market 11am-3pm Exhibitors, workshops, kids activities, food & music. 3pm Earth Day Wheelie Bike Ride. 8 a.m.-3 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Free and open to the public.

A day for the whole family, with hayrides, games and crafts. 1pm Easter egg hunt. Activities continue until 3pm. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $3 per child and $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. (912)598-2300.

Film: Jules et Jim

Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. 7 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. $8

Baseball and Fireworks: Sand Gnats

Sand Gnats take on the Greenville Drive, then post-game fireworks. 6:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $7 Gen. Adm.

Both Sides of the Fence: A Blacksmithing Event

Celebrate the tradition of blacksmithing through three cultures, Euro American, African American and African. Four blacksmiths practice their craft and showcase wares which will be for sale. 11 a.m.-5 p.m Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Avenue. $10 912-667-9176.

Film: West Side Story (1961) Earth Day Sat / 19 Earth Day Clay Raku & Sit and Spin

Two simultaneous "try it" sessions: A hands-on studio on Raku, and a Clay Wheel studio session. Clay, tools provided. 10 a.m.-3 p.m Dept. of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. $10 per Raku piece fired. Wheel workshp: $10 residents/$15 non-residents. Call for registration info. 912-651-6783.

Seventh Annual Savannah Earth Day Wheelie Bike Ride

A family-friendly, escorted ride through neighorhoods, part of Earth Day Festival. Departs south end Forsyth Park. An afterride party, the Post Wheelie Dealie, will be at Blowin’ Smoke, 1611 Habersham St. Sponsored by Savannah Bicycle Campaign. 3 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Free and open to public. Helmets strongly encouraged for adults and required for bicyclists under 16.

Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. 3 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

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Fort Pulaski Monthly Bird Walk

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

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Readings of new poetry. Hosted by Joseph Schwartzburt. eoyj music by Brian Dean & Zach Powers. 7-8 p.m The Book Lady, 6 E. Liberty St. Free and open to the public.

Home Improvement Workshop: Repairing a Leaking Toilet Tank

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

Humane Society's Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic

Humane Society for Greater Savannah will host its spring drive-through, low-cost vaccination clinic. Microchips will also be available at $20 each. Line closes to new vehichles at 2:30 pm. All cats must be in carriers. Two pets per vehicle maximum. 10 a.m.-2 p.m Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive (facing Sallie Mood Dr.). $10 per shot. Maximum two pets per person please. 912-354-9515 X 106.

Mom & Me Screenprinting 101

Students bring their own T-shirts, hoodies and other clothes to print on, and leave with an original printed outfit. Students submit black and white photographs or artwork one week prior to class. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Members $75 | Non-members $95

Savannah Derby Devils vs. Beach Brawl Sk8r Dolls Savannah's roller derby in a double header against Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. 5 p.m MLK Arena, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $12

Southbound Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings

A few tastes of the newest local brews. Tours are first come, first serve. Live music on Saturdays. 2-4 p.m Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E Lathrop Ave. $10 for souvenir pint glass and 6 tasting tickets. 21+ only.

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A comedy about all kinds of damaged people, by David Lindsay-Abaire. April 18-20, 7:30 p.m Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. $15. Sunday show is all ages.

Rock-and-Roll Easter Event

Games, crafts, spring cupcakes, puppet show, prizes, and of course an egg hunt. 10 a.m White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd. Free and open to the public. 912-925-5924.

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Theatre: Godspell

Armstrong Masquers present the musical based upon the Gospel according to St. Matthew. 7:30 p.m AASU, 11935 Abercorn St. $15. Discounts for military, seniors, alumni association, students, children, Piratecard holders.

Wilmington Island Farmers' Market

Vendors offering produce, prepared foods, crafts, plus storytime, musical performances, and community information. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 111 Walthour Rd @ Islands Community Church. Free and open to the public

Sunday / 20 2014 Easter Celebration

Pastor Ricky Temple invites you and your family to celebrate Easter with Overcoming by Faith Ministries. 9 & 11 a.m Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. 912-927-8601.

Polk's Spring Arts and Crafts Festival Bird Hike at Skidaway Island State Park Live music, arts and crafts vendors, produce, plants,fun activities for kids, and boiled peanuts. Polk's Produce (Pooler), 807 West Highway 80. (912) 988-1196

Join us on River Street for Savannah's Original

Join a naturalist guide 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.

Leave your hat and heels at home! Throw on flip flops and your Jimmy Buffet best, and bring the entire family for a weekend of great live music and the area's freshest seafood from the restaurants that locals love!

Gullah Geechee Art Show and Lecture An exhibition of art by Richard Law, and a lecture "Ouidah Gullah Geechee" by Dr. Amir Jamal Toure'. Call for times. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Free and open to the public. 912-234-8000

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Theatre: Fuddy Meers

A comedy about all kinds of damaged people, by David Lindsay-Abaire. April 18-20, 7:30 p.m Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. $15. Sunday show is all ages.

Traffic Calming Meeting

Slow down, Savannah. Find out about traffic calming from the City of Savannah. 6 p.m Windsor Forest High School, 12419 Largo Dr. Free and open to the public. 912-651-6488

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Odd Lot Monday Night Madness

Earth Day Broughton Street Clean Up

Improv comedy presented by Odd Lot Comedy Troupe. You will laugh. 8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $5

Savannah Children's Museum Special Open Day

The museum is open today for kids and adults who are off from school. Savannah Children's Museum, 655 Louisville Road. 12-651-6823

Spring concert by the university's ensemble. 7:30 p.m Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. $6

Nickel Creek

Join several downtown neighborhood and business groups and the City of Savannah in cleaning up Savannah's "Main Street." Savannah Downtown Business Association, Historic Savannah Foundation Downtown Neighborhood Association and SDRA, to paint, sweep,pick up trash, prune, remove gum/graffiti/stickers, and more. Register in advance by email. Meet at 24e. 7-11 a.m 24e, 24 E. Broughton St. Free and open to the public.

Spoken Word Festival: Spitfire v. Word Earth Day Tap Takeover benefit for Old School Charity Slam Savannah’s local poetry groups battle it out Ogeechee Riverkeeper with words. In the University Recreation Room, University Village on SSU campus. 8 p.m Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Donation

Music: Armstrong's Wind Ensemble

Celebrate Earth Day with a tap takeover by Mother Earth Brewery, from Kinston, NC. One dollar from each draft sold will be donated to Ogeechee Riverkeepers. 5-11 p.m Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St.

See our interview this issue! 8 p.m Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $27.50, $34.50, $44.50

Potato Basket Workshop

In this all day workshop,make a potato basket which was traditionally used for gathering garden produce. Traditional rib construction will be taught using flat and round reed. Registration forms can be found online or call 912-651-6783. 10 a.m.-4 p.m City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. $70 city residents/$75 non-city residents

Spoken Word Festival: Tongue Open Mouth and Music Show

Wednesday / 23 Film: Siege, aka Self-Defense (1983, Canada)

Psychotronic Film Society presents a lowbudget exploitation film about rednecks attacking the patrons of a gay bar. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $6

Spoken Word Festival: DEEP! Brag Event

Deep's Writing Fellows to unabashedly brag on their DeepKids. Featuring readings of student work by spring '14 Writing Fellows, who will share favorite work from students during their spring workshop series. 5:30-7:30 p.m Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Donation

Spoken Word Festival: Seersucker SHOTS!

Quick shot of poetry from local and traveling spoken word artists. 7:30 p.m Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Donation

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The stealth school board election That’s easier said than done. For example, I doubt many people know that in just a little over a month, on May 20, Chatham County will elect a new school board presiThere’s an old dent to replace the outgoing Joe Buck. internet meme that goes To an extent, you’d be forgiven for not something like: “Doesn’t knowing, since in most years that election have kids—supports comes not in May, but in November. healthy public schools anyThis year, however, a federal court ruling way because he doesn’t like has led to the nonpartisan general election being surrounded by for school board president being held on stupid people.” the same spring day as the partisan primary The health of the local public school elections for federal office, when parties system is indeed crucial to everyone, and pick their standardbearing candidates for not only because it’s better to live around smarter, more capable people, in a place with November. The ruling—clarified by subsequent legbetter and better-paying jobs because the islation in the state legislature—came out local workforce is more competent. of Georgia’s heavy reliance on runoff elecThe other truth is that the Savannah/ tions between the top two vote-getters in a Chatham County Board of Education has crowded field. an enormous financial impact on your life Georgia was found to have violated the whether you have kids or not, or whether Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absenyour kids go to private school instead. tee Voting Act, which guarantees that U.S. If you own a home, well over half of military and Americans casting ballots from your property tax bill goes not to the City, overseas will have 45 days to vote (Georgia not to the state, but to the local Board of runoff elections are typically held 21 days Education. later). Even if you’re a renter, you pay a goodly That’s all well and good …but why aren’t amount of sales tax over the course of a year the local school board elections just held in in the form of the ESPLOST “penny tax,” November, as usual, since there will be fedmore accurately called a one-percent tax. eral offices contested in November anyway? (It’s one of the, uh, charming idiosyncraWhy move the whole school board enchicies of Savannah that we not only have highlada back to May? Since the court ruling ish property taxes but also high sales taxes didn’t say anything about county elections? to go with them. A bit frustratingly, the A cynic would say that Georgia’s RepubliChatham County voters who most support our variety of local sales taxes tend to be the can majority in the state legislature used the kind of people most negatively impacted by court ruling to make sure that more Republican candidates win. them: low-income residents.) Many federal races this year have crowded Simply put, local school board elections Republican fields, for example the seven-way are among the most immediately impactful fracas for Senate between Republicans Jack elections anyone can vote in, even if they’re Kingston, Paul Broun, Art Gardner, Phil almost certainly among the least sexy. Gingrey, Derrick Grayson, Karen Handel, Candidates for school board offices tend to know this, which is why school boards all and David Perdue. This heavy competition means more over the country are often less about actual Republicans will come out to vote in the education than about ambitious people May 20 primary election—which means using the office as a vanity project or as a that a Republican running in a general elecstepping stone to “bigger” things. It’s a vicious circle: Voters pay little atten- tion against Democrats the same day, i.e., tion to school board elections, which means for school board president, will benefit. Conspiracy theory? Maybe. you get worse school board candidates, Paranoid poppycock? Possibly. which means even less voter attention to In any case, the fact is we have an already school board elections, etc., etc. confusing local election almost certainly The best way to break that cycle of cynimade more confusing by the actions of the cism and apathy is for more people to take state legislature, well-meaning or not. school board elections more seriously. by Jim Morekis

Savannah is full of progressive, politically-aware young people, whether affiliated with SCAD, active in a creative field, or part of the growing local knowledge-based business core. One thing I’ve noticed about these progressive, politically-aware young people, though: They don’t vote very often. And moving big elections to weird times of year certainly isn’t encouraging them to be more involved in the democratic process. So here’s my public service announcement for this week: There’s an important election happening May 20. Five candidates are vying to be the next Savannah/Chatham County school board president. The May 20 election is especially important because the contract for Superintendent Thomas Lockamy will be up for a board vote in 2016. The new board may pick his successor, but since all other board candidates are running uncontested for district spots, the only vote that really has much of an effect will be the one for school board president. It’s a nonpartisan election and it’s not a primary election—the winner May 20 or in a possible runoff election a few weeks later gets the job for four years. The candidates are, in alphabetical order, with their day gig listed (school board president pays $8,000 a year): • Sadie Brown, retired educator • Jolene Byrne, university professor • Chester Ellis, pastor • George Seaborough, community activist • David Simons, political consultant Google them. Ask around about them. Look for them on Facebook. Regardless of your choice, the important thing is that as many eligible voters of all persuasions and backgrounds take part in this strangely timed election as possible. If you’re not registered to vote in Chatham County, you have until Monday, April 21, to register to be eligible to vote in this important May 20 election. The good news is it’s easy to do. Go to: There’s an app too: Search “GA votes” in the Apple of Android app store. No need to be confused anymore. Be the guy in that meme. Remember: Election Day is May 20. cs

Connect Savannah is pleased to add this new feature to our regular content, highlighting the efforts sponsored by Charles H. and Rosalie Morris to help Savannah residents live healthier and happier lives. Canyon Ranch Institute (CRI) is the non-profit organization leading this effort in Savannah, and they’ll use this section of Connect Savannah to provide you with reliable information related to healthy living, and healthy events and activities in Savannah. We call this effort “CRISP” – CRI Savannah Partnership – and it’s all happening because of support from Charles H. and Rosalie Morris. CRI helps improve health and wellness across the United States and globally. They’re committed to developing programs with Savannah residents, companies, and organizations, and they always follow the highest levels of integrity and proven best practices of health literacy and integrative health. They have a great local and international team, and great leadership, including the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Richard Carmona. To learn more about what CRI is launching to help Savannah become healthier, visit the CRI website at, email, Tweet @CRIHealthyWorld, or call CRI in Savannah at (912) 443-3264. We encourage you to get involved!

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A little-known history lesson that started right here in Savannah is coming back to life – and you can help. Trustees’ Garden was established 280 years ago in Savannah by General James Oglethorpe in 1734. Until 1748, Trustees’ Garden was set aside from Savannah as an experimental farm. Today, Trustees’ Garden will revive that history through the creation of a Canyon Ranch Institute Healthy Garden at Trustees’ Garden with the support of Charles H. and Rosalie Morris and Connect Savannah. Your help is needed to renew this important piece of local history. To revitalize this important part of Savannah by creating a community garden, we will also help make Savannah healthier by re-introducing the community to our shared history. Originally, Trustees’ Garden made Savannah a leader in finding ways to create a new land and a new world. Today, you can play a critical role in helping Trustees’ Garden lead Savannah toward a healthier and sustainable future. Originally, the location overlooking the Savannah River was dedicated to botany and agriculture, reflecting the scientific and commercial aspirations of the day. Today, we can join together to use science, communitybased agriculture, and commerce to lead Savannah out of the so-called ‘Stroke Belt’ causing so much chronic disease, disability, early death, and preventable sorrow. Over the centuries since Trustees’ Garden was founded, it has served as home to a long succession of the industrial and social drivers that helped forge today’s Savannah. The site has been home to a foundry, Kehoe Iron Works, and a coal gas generation plant. The transformation of Trustees’ Garden from industry to culture reflects the potential for Savannah to emerge as a city leading the nation toward wellness and away from the challenges of obesity and preventable

• Art, history, music, food, cultural activities, physical activity, fun and laughter, festivals, and special events. • A place where you and your family and friends can safely relax, sit, stroll, and play while learning about health and wellness through hands-on and educational opportunities. From its earliest history, Trustees’ Garden has been an integral part of Savannah. You can join this effort by helping Canyon Ranch Institute (CRI) plan, create, maintain, and sustain the CRI Healthy Garden at Trustees’ Garden. The goal is to help The Canyon Ranch Institute Savannah Partnership with Connect Savannah and Charles H. and everyone learn to produce and enjoy access Rosalie Morris was announced at a luncheon at the Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden on Feb. fresh fruit and vegetables. 19. Led by Canyon Ranch Institute but engaging a broad range of Savannah residents, busiThe CRI Healthy Garden at Trustees’ nesses, and organizations, this partnership will offer the Canyon Ranch Institute Life EnhanceGarden will also become a special place that ment Program (CRI LEP) at Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care, a cooking demo called CRI encourages meditation, quite reflection, and Healthy Table, a community garden program called CRI Healthy Garden, and an arts-based program called Theater for Health. From left: CRI LEP Core Team member C. MeGill Brown, pas- prayer. Health is more than the absence of disease, it is a resource for living a welltor at Second African Baptist Church, and member and Chair of the Curtis V. Cooper Primary directed, productive, and happy life. TrustHealth Care Board of Directors; Edna Branch Jackson, Mayor of Savannah; Charles H. Morris, ees’ Gardens will nourish and grow health Founder of Morris Multimedia; Rosalie Morris, wife of Charles H. Morris; Richard Carmona, with the goal of sharing it with all residents M.D., M.P.H., FACS, President of the Canyon Ranch Institute Board of Directors; Albert Grandy, of Savannah. CPA, CEO of Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care, and CRI LEP Co-Champion; and Andrew In truth, food is often best described as Pleasant, Ph.D., Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research at Canyon Ranch Institute. love. We all love Savannah. The best way to reflect that love is not through too much chronic diseases like stroke and type 2 The newly announced effort to create a food, or food that is too fatty, too salty, or diabetes. CRI Healthy Garden at Trustees’ Garden The current plans for the future of Trust- is but one of many activities planned for the too processed. The best way to reflect that love is ees’ Garden are perfectly in line with the space that will transform Trustees’ Garden newly announced effort to create a cominto an increasingly vital part of Savannah’s through nutritious food in amounts that will help the city grow and sustain itself in munity garden driven by volunteer particifuture. This effort will encourage individua healthy fashion. Let’s all work together to pation. The Savannah Gardeners Urban als, families, schools, businesses, faith comAlliance (SUGA) will provide technical munities, and social groups to produce new create that movement within Savannah. cs assistance and support for the CRI Healthy ideas and grow their ventures in healthy and Garden at Trustees’ Garden, but to truly sustainable directions. Any and all people with interest and motivation are succeed the program needs your participaThe plan is to foster healthy lifestyles encouraged to volunteer to help support this effort. tion and support. through eating healthy foods, managing Please visit the CRI website at www.canyonranchinstiThe Charles H. Morris Center, the ongo- stress, moving your body, enjoying art and, email, Tweet ing efforts to revitalize the Kehoe building, stimulating conversations, and being happier @CRIHealthyWorld, or call CRI in Savannah at (912) and the plans to create a community garden with your life. 443-3264. with your assistance will converge to lay As this effort to help Savannah become the groundwork for continued emergence healthier continues to grow, Trustees’ Garof high-quality, creative activities and rich den will become a great location in Savanexperiences for residents and visitors to nah to experience and enjoy: Savannah at Trustees’ Garden. •A vibrant community of creative businesses. 11

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When humanity fails, grim laughter comforts By Jessica Leigh Lebos

Growing up Jewish, you learn to have a macabre sense of humor about the Holocaust. It’s not that the systematic murder of six million Jews and four million Catholics, gypsies, gays and disabled European citizens is any kind of funny. The unspeakable atrocities committed by Hitler and the Nazis happened barely 70 years ago, and yeah, it’s still too soon for a Comedy Central roast. (Unless Mel Brooks comes out of retirement.) But when you shlep around this horrible history, an appreciation for the absurd helps lighten the burden. Grim laughter becomes a protective shell, a way to stay patiently amused when encountering idiotic claims

how her very existence is like dancing on Hitler’s grave. I can’t help it; it’s just too rich how Melinda’s mother survived years of forced labor at the Skarzisko picric acid plant in Poland and met her father in a displaced persons camp after WWII. Melinda is now a grandma several times over, and there’s no more gratifying middle finger flip to the Nazis like a Jewish American family four generations deep. Except when I cracked up over Melinda’s triumphant boogie last week, I got stared down by a roomful of somber seventh graders who looked at me like I’d just flashed my boobs at a funeral. Chastised, I know my gallows-type glee doesn’t always translate. Melinda was leading a group of STEM Academy students through the One Soul: When Humanity Fails exhibit, to which any kind of laughter is an entirely inappropriate response. The multimedia installation at the Jewish Educational Alliance focuses on the liberation of the concentration camps by Allied soldiers, those first moments when the rest of the world learned just how evil

As the souls of the last survivors finally find their way home, the responsibility to remember and remind falls to those who have been encircled in arms tattooed with artless blue numbers. that it never happened or having to explain to your classmates that no, you’re not actually related to Anne Frank. It’s what caused guilty snickers during the 2013 Oscars, when Joan Rivers saw supermodel Heidi Klum on the red carpet and announced, “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.” It’s why we recognize the sick hilarity of that scene in Nathan Englander’s bestselling What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, when a dinner party turns into an awkward game of “Who Would Hide Us?” It’s the reason I always giggle when local comedian and educator Melinda Stein performs her perky softshoe jig to demonstrate

Hitler’s “Final Solution” really was. More than 500 middle-schoolers came through the exhibit last week for an intensely emotional experience that could never take place in the classroom. They filed through the photos and video footage with a grave maturity, the usual juvenile footshuffling and eye-rolling supplanted with wide-eyed silence. Some wept after spending time with one of Savannah’s last remaining survivors, Vera Hoffman, listening to her stories of being taken as a child from her Hungarian village to the Teresienstadt work camp in then-Czechoslovakia. “This is such a visceral experience for them,” said STEM research teacher Patrick Lapollo. “They come back grim, but with a very different perspective on history.”

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Many were shocked to learn about the existence of 27,000 black Germans, descendants of U.S. soldiers who defected after WWI thinking that the Rhineland was a more civilized society than still-segregated America. Rather than exterminate these expatriates in the gas chambers, Hitler sterilized them and exploited them as slave labor. But it’s not gasps and tears that Melinda, Vera and the other volunteers hope to elicit from When Humanity Fails; it’s empathy— and vigilance. Much of the presentation focuses on the bravery of the “righteous gentiles” who hid families in their attics, adopted Jewish children as their own, or in the case of King Christian X of Denmark, shipped Jewish citizens off to safety. “What would you do if the government started rounding up your neighbors?” asked U.S. Holocaust Museum volunteer Ina Altman of her group of teenagers in the JEA conference room. Some vowed they would help. Others answered with sheepish honesty: “I would do what it took to protect my own family.” That’s OK, kids; the point is to keep the discussion on the table. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good to do nothing, warned 18thcentury Irish philosopher Edmund Burke, who is also attributed with the adage that “those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” As a colossal example of what hideous savagery humans are capable, the Holocaust serves not merely as a point in history but as an admonition that it could happen again,

anytime, anywhere. It does and has, to the Armenians and the Tutsis and Bosnian Muslims, entire peoples decimated because of their beliefs. When we teach and learn about the Holocaust, we are reminded of that we are capable of both courage and cowardice, and that we must choose between them every single day. As the souls of the last survivors finally find their way home, the responsibility to remember and remind falls to those who have been encircled in arms tattooed with artless blue numbers. Last Sunday, a lifelong anti-Semite and Ku Klux Klan leader showed up with a gun at the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City and killed three people, including a grandfather and grandson. He yelled “Heil, Hitler!” from the back of the police car. In spite of all our efforts, the hatred rages on. And so must we. This week Jewish people everywhere are celebrating Passover, the retelling of how we were freed from slavery and stood up to oppression. Our Christian friends will tell a different story of redemption and resurrection. May all of our tables be graced with the presence of those we love and stories of those we’ve lost. And please know that if I chortle indecorously, I’m only trying to fulfill the sagest of Talmudic decrees: “Live well. It is the greatest revenge.” cs “One Soul: When Humanity Fails” is on display and open to the public at the JEA through the end of April.

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The goal is to encourage people who might not normally come to the Earth Day festival by relating it to other interests they have, like outdoor sports. has to do with why Jadkowski has included rock climbing, kayaking and bicycling in the festival’s schedule of workshops. The goal, she said, is to “encourage people who might not normally come to the festival by relating it to other interests they have, like outdoor sports.” With the Earth Day Wheelie ride, however, there’s something else at work. It’s a singular experience to cruise along on your bicycle at a casual pace, surrounded by hundreds of other people on bikes. That’s the magic part. It allows us to imagine the possibilities and appreciate the benefits that we can derive from encouraging people to make bicycling part of their daily lives. It also gives us a chance to consider the work we must do to make our streets safe and comfortable, both for people who ride bikes by choice and especially for people who travel by bike out of necessity. This is exactly what Jadkowski hopes people will get out of the festival, whether they are initially attracted by the bike ride or the backyard gardening workshop. “I hope that participants will learn about

something new—a new issue, a new solution, a new skill or a change they can make — and I hope they will walk away with an appreciation of what good work is being done in our community around sustainability and environmental issues,” she said. “Hopefully the connections that participants make at the festival will translate into some kind of action after, whether its joining or volunteering with a new organization, being more aware of what’s happening in the world around us, or making changes in our lives to reduce our impact.” cs The Seventh Annual Savannah Earth Day Wheelie Bike Ride will be held Saturday, April 19. The free, familyfriendly, police-escorted ride will depart from the south end of Forsyth Park at 3 p.m. The ride concludes with an after-ride party, the Wheelie Dealie, at Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina, 1611 Habersham St. The police-escorted ride through some of Savannahs most picturesque historic neighborhoods will emphasize the fun and benefits of bicycling in Savannah. Helmets are strongly encouraged for adults and required for children under 16. More information is available at

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activists and advocates for our resources is to help people form a personal connection with them,” says Margosia Jadkowski, Earth Day organizer and the city’s Environmental Services Planner for the City of Savannah. “You can’t beat the connection you get after spending a day moving yourself through the landscape without a walls or windows around you.” To get folks out into the landscape, Jadkowski and her colleagues have invited local outfitters and guides to introduce several outdoor sports conducive to the Lowcountry lifestyle. Don’t worry, this isn’t some X Games thrill ride requiring expensive equipment and abs of steel. “We’ve focused on sports with a low environmental impact that allow people lots of interaction with the environment around them,” assures Jadkowski. Quality Bike will introduce the basics of exploring on two wheels, and East Coast Paddleboarding will show how easy it can be to propel oneself through our local waterways. Touting the joys of Savannah’s unpaved paradise, trailrunner Dan Hernandez returns again this year’s Earth Day festival, as does Doug Galloway and Amy Livingood of the Savannah Climbing Coop. “Conservation is a big part of climbing,

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Jas Adams demonstrates climbing techniques at Rumbling Bald. and we’re going to focus on access and leaving no trace,” says Galloway, who opened the community climbing gym in 2012. “By getting out and enjoying what’s outside, you can’t help but be aware of the impact you have.” Livingood, the coop’s (yes, it’s pronounced

“coop,” a nod to the gym’s clubhouse origins) operations manager, echoes that sentiment, adding that climbing attracts an energetic, environmentally-conscious community. “Climbing often brings you close to nature in primitive camping areas and often requires a hike in to get to boulder fields and ‘crags’,” explains Livingood, who helps lead forays to outdoor climbing spots a few hours from Savannah. Sometimes those spots are pristine, like Rumbling Bald outside Asheville, NC. Others can be littered with beer cans and broken glass. Livingood and Galloway support organizations like Southeastern Climbers Coalition, one of several organizations that work to protect the boulder fields of the Southeast. With their Earth Day workshop, they hope to spark interest in their sport and to build “awareness about what a privilege access is.” Dan Hernandez will discuss access to natural beauty on trails a little closer to home during his workshop on local running trails. A SCAD systems administrator by day, Hernandez transforms on weekends into a ultra-marathoner (50 miles plus!) who coordinates races like the Rails to Trails 50K on McQueen’s Island and a half marathon on the shoreline of Little Tybee.

“There’s nothing like the peace of nature, hearing the birds chirp, the water lapping at the shore,” he describes. “Even if you live in the city, you want these green places to be around you, near you.” He plans to provide directions to several of his favorite unpaved paths, including Priest’s Landing on Skidaway Island and Tom Triplett Park near Pooler. A committed conservationist, Hernandez also organizes clean-up days at the privately-owned Roberd’s Dairy Farm on the city’s east side, home to several wooded trails. He agrees that spending quality time under the sky and away from the hustle of is the best way to foster appreciation for and a sense of belonging to this fragile and amazing planet. “When I’m run on the streets, I want to tune out the sounds of traffic,” says Hernandez. “When I’m nature, I get immersed in the sounds. I can become part of it.” cs Earth Day Savannah When: 8 a.m. -3 p.m., Sat. April 19 Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free

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“Surely Britons rinse off when they shower?” “They do, but normally one doesn’t bring in the dishes when one showers. In any case indoor bathrooms were a luxury in the UK until the 1960s, and showers didn’t become common until the 1980s. Before that one took a bath, and the nature of a bath is such that you were often left with some residual soap.” “And no one minded.” “It depends what you mean by minded. We’re a frugal people, only recently arrived at wealth, and then mostly in the southeast of England. We’ve grown up making do. Only about four in ten homes have an automatic dishwasher, compared to 78 percent in the U.S. In Britain water and heating costs are higher, sinks are smaller, and rather than two bowls served by a single mixing tap, we usually have a single bowl with two spigots, all of which makes rinsing difficult. Even so, of Britons who wash dishes by hand, more than 60 percent rinse them afterward.” “There you go,” I said. “By your own account not rinsing was once the default national practice, and now it’s receding into history. Soon this disgusting habit will be at an end, and with it the risk of gastroenteritis the next time some Brit invites you over for shepherd’s pie.” “Nonsense,” said Fierra. “Whatever the theoretical risk, there’s no evidence of any health consequences arising from British dishwashing methods. “Let’s put this in perspective. All societies have their quirks. Britons aren’t much for rinsing dishes, while in the U.S. . . . well, let me put it to you: what would you rather endure—the occasional taste of soap, in the opinion of some, or a lifetime of insipid cheese, chocolate, and beer?” cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via or write him c/o Chicago Reader, 350 N. Orleans, Chicago 60654.

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news & Opinion | blotter The horse ran to the south side of Ellis Square and continued east on Congress Street “with the carriage striking five vehicles before the driver was ejected,” police say. They ‘calmed it with carrots’ The horse “reversed course to Whitaker A carrige driver was transported for treatment of injuries and five passengers escaped Street and eventually turned down Congress Lane where employees of a restaurant serious injury when the horse pulling the caught it near Bull Street and calmed it carriage they were in startled, crashing the coach into five vehicles in downtown Savan- with carrots. “ No injury to the horse was reported. nah Monday afternoon. Ashley Bignault, 37, was transported to • A Savannah man has been arrested Memorial University Medical Center after “after a foot chase with Downtown Precinct 12:28 p.m. incident that started at Bryan Patrol officers and detectives following the and Barnard Streets at Ellis Square and shooting of a woman in her Yamacraw Vilspread over six blocks. lage apartment Wednesday,” police say. The tour carriage, operated by Historic Brian Aaron Keith, 24, of 5016 Gerald Savannah Carriage, was carrying a 42-yearold woman and children age 12, 10 and 7 as Avenue, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, obstrucwell as a 67-year-old woman from Sleepy Hollow, NY. The elder woman was treated tion and reckless conduct after the 2:14 p.m. at a nearby urgent care center and released. shooting. He was arrested after running from the Officers from the Major Accident Invesapartment on the 400 block of Yamacraw tigation Team (MAIT) of the SavannahChatham Metropolitan Police Department to the Greyhound/Chatham Area Transit bus station on West Oglethorpe Avenue. said “the carriage was approaching the tour terminus at Bryan and Barnard streets when “He then ran north on Ann Street until he encountered arriving Savannah-Chatham the horse began running. A bridle became dislodged, making it difficult to control the Metropolitan Police officers responding to the shooting,” police say. horse.” Keith has a history of arrests by Metro All cases from recent Police incident reports

Nathaniel Mullino, who lives on the block, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of a serious injury after the 3:22 p.m. shooting.

Police dating to 2007 and was released by the Georgia Department of Corrections in March 2011 after serving five months of a two-year, six-month sentence for terroristic threats and acts. “Investigators learned a pistol in his possession fired on Wednesday, striking a 22-year-old woman,” police say. She was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life threatening wounds. • Police are investigating the shooting death of a Savannah man in his car. Michael Willard James, 31, was found dead in his SUV in the yard of a house on the 600 block of West 58th Street just after midnight. The SUV had crashed into car parked in the yard, igniting a small fire that was quickly extinguished by Savannah Fire. • Police are investigating the Saturday afternoon shooting of a 40-year-old man who was walking near the 2400 block of Harden Street.

• James Patrick Alex was arrested by Chatham County Sheriff ’s Fugitive Squad. The 39 year old Alex had absconded from probation and “changed his address without notifying Savannah Probation or the Chatham County Sheriff ’s Office,” a department spokesman says. The Sheriff ’s Department says that Alex had “possibly taken off his leg monitor and no longer can be tracked. Alex was identified as “one of our Level Three Sexually Dangerous Predators.” cs

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chickens survived, they would have shortly in March when he spotted the “little guy been slaughtered. (The Georgia Department with beady eyes” looking up at him. (2) The of Transportation rejected the proposal.) problem is more severe in India, where an • Allowing dogs as “witnesses” in court emergency crew rushed to the Mumbai-area cases in France has become “something of a home of Vipul Desai in February to remove recent trend,” reported the Paris edition of a 6-foot-long cobra from the toilet (but not the European news site The Local in April. before it “repeatedly” popped its head out of A 9-year-old Labrador retriever (Tango) the commode, terrorizing Desai’s wife and took the witness stand in the daughter). A team from a city of Tours so the judge wildlife rescue association could observe how he reacted flooded the toilet, grabbed to the defendant, on trial for the snake and released it in killing the dog’s owner. (For the forest. due process of law, a second • People sometimes runaway horse dog, Norman, took the stand stage ruses to avoid carriage!!! later, as a “control group.”) unpleasant tasks, such as Ultimately, the judge said the student who calls in he learned nothing from the a bomb threat when he’s dogs and dismissed them. unprepared for an exam, • “Zero Tolerance”: Yet but Dwayne Yeager’s motianother questionable school vation was simply laziness. suspension was handed Yeager, 31, called police in down in March, in Virginia Recurring Themes Brandon, Fla., in March, Beach, Va., when the sixth• News of the Weird has several times reporting a “burglary” at grader who had prevented a chronicled the sad saga of India’s holy his home, but after quesclassmate from intentionally but severely polluted Ganges River, on tioning, officers charged harming himself was punwhich millions of Hindus are dependent him with making up the -- through hands-on worship -- for worldly ished for her altruism. Adri“crime” just so he could stay onna Harris had convinced a boy to hand success and for salvation. Now, recent home from work that day. (Coincidentally, over the razor blade he was threatening reports reveal that the second-holiest river, in Kittery, Maine, three days earlier, the U.S. himself with, and she immediately discarded Navy formally decommissioned its nuclear the Yamuna, is suffering the same fate even it. According to the principal, that transacthough the government has invested nearly submarine USS Miami, which had suffered tion meant Harris “possessed” a “dangerous $1 billion in programs to clean it up. Curirreparable fire damage in 2012 caused by a weapon,” albeit for a brief time, and she was shipyard worker. The worker started what rently, for example, more than 400 million suspended for 10 days, according to school gallons of untreated sewage, plus various he wrongly believed would be a small blaze policy. (After WAVY-TV’s “On Your Side” industrial chemicals, enter the river from -- so that he could get off work for the day Delhi, but still, motivated worshippers come reporters got involved, the school relented, -- a decision now costing him 17 years in and Harris returned to class.) to “bathe” for glory. federal prison.) • “Arranged” Bride Fights Back: Ms. • Stories That Never Get Old: Day• In December, at a Home Depot in Fatima Mangre, 8, was granted a divorce ton, Ohio, bus driver Rickey Wagoner, 49, Banks County, Ga., yet another prankster from her husband, Arjun Bakridi, 14, in survived a three-bullet shooting in Februput glue on a restroom toilet seat, trapping India’s Uttar Pradesh state in November, ary that, police said, was probably a gang an unwary shopper seeking to relieve herself. becoming the youngest divorcee in the coun- Twelve days after the incident, the victim initiation that randomly targeted him as try’s recorded history. Bakridi, then age 10, he worked on his bus’s engine. A police told WSB-TV that she was still in pain. had married Mangre, then age 4, but his sergeant told the Dayton Daily News that Paramedics had unstuck her with a liberal Wagoner “should probably not be here” and father promised that the couple would not application of WD-40, but she believes an cohabit until she turned 18. When Bakridi survived the attack only because two of the emergency room would have been more bullets were blocked by a copy of “The Mes- tried to move up the date, Mangre’s dad appropriate. filed divorce papers for his daughter. The sage” (a contemporary version of the Bible) legal age for marriage in the state is 18, but in Wagoner’s shirt pocket. Updates • The most recent “monument” offered by a United Nations agency said the law is still • Among the $43 million worth of “renoPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals widely ignored. vations” that the former German “Bishop • Not an Urban Legend: (1) A county would be its proposed 10-foot tombstone of Bling,” Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, along U.S. 129 in Gainesville, Ga., to honor official in Portland, Ore., said his office gets ordered spent on his home and office before “20 to 30 calls” about rats in toilets every the “several” chickens that were killed when he was forcibly retired by Pope Francis in year, like the one Daniel Powers reported a truck overturned in January. No humans March: a 6-foot-deep fish tank filled with were hurt in the collision, and had the

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The billion-dollar deer-farming industry in America produces generations of bucks growing progressively larger racks of antlers mainly for eventual bragging rights by the so-called “hunters” who will pay large fees to kill them in fenced-in fields just so they can hang the grotesque antlers in their dens. Even before the farm-raised deer are stalked (reported The Indianapolis Star in March in its multipart investigation), bucks’ necks habitually slump from the weight of the freakish antlers. Most states allow such “hunting,” and in some, the activity is lightly regulated, lacking the safety rules and morehumane conditions required by open-forest hunting laws and agriculture protocols. The Indianapolis Star also highlighted several captive-deer diseases that doctors still worry might jump species to humans (as “mad cow” disease did).



Koi carp, costing $300,000; a $917,000 garden (the “Garden of Silence”); solid-bronze window frames all around ($2.38 million); and LED lights built into floors, walls, steps, window frames and handrails ($894,000). One expense did prove too extravagant for the bishop, according to The Washington Post: employees. (He had reduced his staff during his tenure.) • The news site is keeping tabs on the eventual unveiling of new, obscure, minutely detailed billing codes for doctors to report diagnoses and treatments to insurance companies, and among the latest finds ready to be part of the medical landscape are separate codes for injuries occurring from a “balloon collision” or during “knitting and crocheting” or for injuries during “gardening and landscaping” (though not merely caused by “digging, shoveling and raking,” which seems to require a different code). Distinct codes are necessary if an injury occurred at an opera house or if the patient is injured by walking into a lamppost (with separate codes for the first such lamppost collision and for repeat collisions). • “Jane Doe,” the second of two victims of reckless, anal-oriented medical and law-enforcement drug searches reported in News of the Weird in January, has now filed her lawsuit to be compensated for the repeated, nonconsensual probes and tests ordered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers who had selected her for a random search and refused to believe, despite one negative test after another, that she was not carrying drugs. (None were ever found.) The lawsuit includes University Medical Center of El Paso, Texas, whose personnel seemed super-willing to cooperate with CBP and audaciously even sent the victim a $5,000 bill for the procedures (subsequently withdrawn). (The other victim, David Eckert, treated similarly by New Mexico law enforcement and doctors, who also never found drugs, has settled his lawsuit with county and city police for $1.6 million, with the portion against medical authorities still pending.) cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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Fare the Gap: A unique listening experience by bill deyoung

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A young singer and songwriter who hears little symphonies in his head, Ryan Gillam came to Savannah in 2012 from Longview, Texas, to study production design at SCAD. He knew what he wanted, but he didn’t know a single person in this town. “I had been really hankering to make some music with someone else since I came to school,” Gillam says, “and I hadn’t really found anyone yet who seemed to function creatively on a similar wavelength. “And it’s difficult. Moving from a small town to go to college, it’s difficult to make friends, much less someone that you want to spend a lot of time with working.” A wickedly talented guitarist and piano player, Gillam also possesses a striking, octave-leaping singing voice. More than anything, he longed for a harmony partner who could keep up with him. Into his life walked SCAD performing arts major Rebekah Price. “He had never even heard me sing, but he was so convinced that I was great,” recalls Price, whose public music-making was previously limited to church-related programs in her Florida hometown. “I said ‘How do you even know? I could totally be awful.’” Gillam, who’s not easily swayed, invited Price to sing with him in the basement practice rooms at Crites Hall. She’d learned a few of his songs via Texas-made YouTube videos, so she was ready. And …. “I was really impressed with Rebekah’s flexibility,” Gillam recalls. “She could replicate the harmonies I came up with. And I was impressed by her ability to be able to add on to it with her own flair and voice.” Just, like that, they had a band. They came up with a name: Fare the Gap. Accompanied by drummer Ben Pecorari, Gillam and Price perform his songs (and several co-written with her) using guitar, loops, and synthesized keys. And those expertly-meshed voices. Fare the Gap shares a bill with Whaleboat April 18 at Hang Fire. The pairing with Whaleboat is par22 ticularly appropriate, since Fare the Gap’s

Fare the Gap is Ben Pecorari, left, Rebekah Price and Ryan Gillam. music mines a similar vein of dense, sometimes melancholy pop. Check out the band’s album Giant Whispers: In Color, at “My primary source of listening music, for enjoyment, is music from the ‘60s,” says Gillam. “My Dad and I would go to school every morning and it was Beatles, Beatles, Beatles. That type of songwriting is ingrained in me. So whatever I do, that influence is going to be there.” He’s found a new playground in electronic music and effects. “I don’t know what it is with the electronic element that I love to use so much,” he explains. “Maybe it’s just because it gives you options for a variety of sounds that you don’t have available through traditional instruments. “Before I’m a vocalist and an instrumentalist, I’m a composer and a songwriter. The thing that I love most is all the different parts. Combining all the different melodies and rhythms.” Fare the Gap has a big year ahead—after graduation, Gillam and Price plan to move

to Los Angeles, where they’re hoping to find work as actors. There’ll be a second, Savannah-recorded Fare the Gap album in the meantime. Wherever they go, the music will always come first. Price says she’s never forgotten her introduction to Gillam’s talent. “I had never been in a full band situation that wasn’t a church,” she says. “It was so different. For me, it was a complete re-adjustment. “It was the kind of music I always liked, but I never had people around me to do it. So I was really excited to be a part of the kind of music that I’d always loved.”

And still more stuff

•Another last-minute booking that looks really interesting: April 23-25, at Dollhouse Productions, it’s The Bachelors, a dramatic play by Caroline V. McGraw. Ian Xavier Mather directs; each performance begins at 7 p.m. Check out the event’s Facebook page for a somewhat mysterious explanation of what it’s all about, Alfie.

• The Athens-based Saint Francis headlines “Will-a-Palooza” May 10 at Coach’s Corner. It’ll be quite a wing-ding (starting at 11 a.m. and going until 10 p.m.), with support from Betsy Kingston & the Crowns, the Train Wrecks and the Eric Culberson Band. Complete with cornhole tournies and food, and other stuff yet to be announced, it’s a benefit for local CPA Will Gruver’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Man of the Year Campaign. Tickets are $15 via • Coming in June is an event the City is calling Savannah Blues Weekend. It starts with the return of Blues on Broughton June 6, with the Eric Culberson Band and others (7-10 p.m.) The big deal on June 7 is Art & Soul at City Market, starting at 10 a.m. you-know-where. Rousakis Plaza will be rocking all day, too, under the name Blues, Jazz & BBQ, with live music and ‘cue, glorious cue. With baked beans and Texas Toast, if you please. And sweet tea. •Voting ends April 23 in Connect’s Best of Savannah poll. Better get to it! CS






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Chris Thile was just 8 years old when he started making music with brother and sister tag-team Sean and Sara Watkins. In the strictly-bluegrass early days of what would come to be called Nickel Creek, Thile played guitar, while Sean handled mandolin. Eventually, they switched instruments, and with Sara on fiddle and all three singing leads and sharing harmonies, Nickel Creek grew, and composed, and became the darlings of “new acoustic” music. Championed by Alison Krauss, who produced the band’s first two albums, Nickel Creek was a Grammy-winning, accolade-accumulating juggernaut, even as the music expanded the boundaries of bluegrass, and even the fine-line sound they’d made their own. Seven years ago, Nickel Creek went on “indefinite hiatus.” With the Watkins siblings releasing solo projects and sitting in with other bands, Thile rose to acoustic music superstardom (if there is such a thing) through his eclectic acoustic quintet The Punch Brothers, a full mandolin concerto, and groundbreaking collaborations with Mike Marshall, Edgar Meyer, Yo-Yo Ma and others. He’s been a star at nearly every Savannah Music Festival since 2008. The last thing anyone expected was a Nickel Creek reunion. But it happened, and there’s an exemplary new album, A Dotted Line, to prove it. The trio’s first tour since 2007 brings them to the Johnny Mercer Theatre April 22. In 2007, when the band went on hiatus, did you think it was temporary, or were you out of there?



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Chris Thile: I wasn’t thinking that far ahead. We just weren’t loving it like we had to. To make music, you have to be sincere. Human beings are very, very good at detecting a lack of sincerity, and I started feeling like I was faking it onstage. And that’s a horrible feeling. So all I knew, and Sean and Sarah felt the same way, was that we needed some serious time away from it. We just worked so hard on it for so long. We’ve struck balance in our individual lives that allows picking Nickel Creek back up. In particular, I think our other activities allowed

Chris Thile, left, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins. us to pick Nickel Creek back up with far greater appreciation for its inherent qualities. The things that make Nickel Creek unique—we’ve been making music together since we were babies, practically—and not to impose other musical desires that don’t necessarily fit Nickel Creek. Which we would do because it was our only outlet at the time. Now, we have multiple outlets. We can play Nickel Creek music really happy and contentedly, and make new Nickel Creek music with a greater understanding for what makes Nickel Creek tick.

flow for everything. Now, we all have diversified. Now, going back to the Nickel Creek well is feeling very fruitful. How did this project germinate? Was it because it’s been 25 years? CT: That was actually the first thing—I’m

33, so the idea that I’m in a band that can be having its 25th anniversary is pretty weird. Even for me, who’s actually in the band! I think the three of us had no idea whether it would just be a fun trip down memory lane —you know, check out the old baby pictures There was a perception out there that you and laugh at yourself—but when we actually just wanted to leave to do all that other got together, the ideas just flowed so readily stuff. That you’d grown too big for it. and naturally. It was so fun to play together, and huge fun to sing together. CT: I think we were all burned out with it. I With Nickel Creek, we’ve always shared had a lot of musical ideas that I wanted to lead vocal duties, and boy, I’m so comfortpursue. The Punch Brothers were starting able with that. I love to sing, but I don’t to take off. I had big ideas for that piece I consider myself to be a great singer. I conwanted to write. It was time for me to kind sider myself to be a pretty good singer, but of cut loose and chase some ideas that I had. not great. For me, getting to do some lead But it’s never quite as simple as any of that. singing, and some harmony singing, it’s been And it was certainly a mutual decision. Peo- really enjoyable. And we agreed to do as ple think now that Punch Brothers will be much straight-up balls-to-the-wall threegoing away, and that’s certainly not true. part harmony on this record as possible. LisI think it’s important for serious musitening back, that’s a good blend, a really nice cians, people for whom music is everything, blend, that none of three of us have found in to make sure that there’s balance in their other projects. The three-part harmony just musical life. You gotta make sure you’re comes that naturally. drawing water from a lot of different wells, So we made a pact: If we’re arranging a so that nothing runs dry. Before, we were song, and it could be three-part or it could trying to draw everything from the Nickel be not, then the answer is, it definitely will Creek well. And there wasn’t enough water be three-part.

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Did everyone bring in new thoughts and approaches, based on their outside work?

We had a fully percussion-less version of that song worked up, and when we showed it to our producer, he said “You guys gotta put drums on this.” I was as surprised as you were the first time I heard it. I hated it! Then I played it for my wife, Claire, and said “This is just awesome.” Then I probably listened to the song ten times; I was like a kid in a candy store.

CT: Oh, for sure. Everyone has explored

their musical identities in different roles. So now, we’re re-assuming our respective Nickel Creek roles. Some things about those roles will never change, because they’re all tied up in who you are as a third of the project. But some of them have changed; to have seven years off of a project, some of the bad habits you get into in serious working relationships can really fade away. The other thing is just that everyone has gained confidence. Everyone’s seven years better! It’s pretty exciting. Your cover of Mother Mother’s “Hayloft,” the really uptempo song on the new album, is unlike anything you’ve done before. I think it’s great, but it’s a sorethumb kind of deal. It sticks out. Why’d you do that?

CT: (laughing) We just wanted to get in

there and fuck some shit up! My brother Daniel, who’s a pretty good musician himself, he and I have different musical tastes.

Obviously, it doesn’t fit with the rest of the record, but … CT: I appreciate the perspective on it, but

“We’ve been making music together since we were babies, practically.” That’s Chris Thile on the right. He picked me up from the airport once, on Thanksgiving maybe two years ago, and he played me that Mother Mother song. And I went “Wow, this is incredible! I want to cover that.” I showed it to the Punch Brothers, and they were like “Ehhh. I don’t really get it.” Then I showed it to Sean and Sara, and they freaked out as far as I did. We started working it up.

I actually think it has a lot in common with “You Don’t Know What’s Going On,” the next-to-last track. They’re partners. Is there a plan for the future? CT: We haven’t really talked about it that

much, but it’s awfully fun, and I feel like, as long as we can keep the balance … one thing that might be hard for us, and it was hard for us the last time, is that we have to see whether we can bring our audience with us. To what extent are they willing to grow up with us? Or to what extent do they really just want to heat the stuff from those first

two records? Part of our problem in the first place was that people had a hard time understanding that Sara and I were 16, Sean was 20, when we were coming up with the material for that first record. Which is still our most successful project, as far as commercial success is concerned. And while I feel so honored that that music still means something to people, it’s hard for me to describe how much playing that music is like being forced to actually live inside the world of your awkward adolescent pictures. I can get into it now, but it’ll be interesting to see to what extent the crowd is willing to follow us where the three of us are now. We’ll definitely play some of that old stuff that we still like, but we are really excited to play the stuff off the new record. It would be a wonderful thing if people want us to be what we want to be. And it’ll be awkward if they want us to be 16 years old again. CS Nickel Creek Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. When: At 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Tickets: $27.50-$44.50 at

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The Woggles rock out but they don’t fall down Athens garage legends play The Jinx with local faves Superhorse

welcome-home spot. I’m familiar with some of the people that play around there, but I wouldn’t know who is on top of the local pecking order!

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IN TALKING about the pantheon of awesome old Athens bands over the years, one that’s still touring and kicking ass on a pretty much nightly basis might not be first on your lips. But one of those great Athens names that’s still very much in the present and still melting faces all over the country belongs to The Woggles. This quintessential garage rock quartet has preached the gospel of rowdy threechord raunch ‘n’ roll-with-little-bit-of-soul since its inception in the late 1980s. They still amaze with the kinetic energy of their live shows, described by many attendees as akin to a religiously ecstatic experience. In fact, The Woggles just came off a solid week of gigs at SXSW, with some reports out of Austin saying they put a lot of the much-younger acts to shame. The Woggles are fronted by tambourinewielding wildman Mighty Mighty Manfred, aka the Professor. Manfred is known to music aficionados all over the country as longtime DJ on SiriusXM’s “Underground Garage” channel, curated by his friend Little Steven of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. (Indeed, Manfred is one of the longestserving DJs in the entire burgeoning field of satellite radio.) The lone guitar spot is ably handled by “The Flesh Hammer,” formerly of Guadalcanal Diary. Dan Elektro is on drums, and Buzz Hagstrom is the bassist. Their newest record, The Big Beat, was produced by Athens recording guru David Barbe. It came out last year and is as fresh-sounding and

It’s good to see stripped-down garage rock making such a big comeback with a young audience. But I always tell people, Dex Romweber was doing the whole crashbang guitar+drummer duo thing in Athens years ago, long before Jack White or The Black Keys. Manfred: And Dex is still doing it today! It

Woggles frontman and SiriusXM DJ Manfred, aka The Professor, is at far right. hard-rocking as their very first EP in 1990. In their first time back in Savannah in about 8 years, The Woggles play the Jinx on Thursday night, April 24, with longtime local sludge-rock veterans Superhorse – no stranger to sweaty garage rock shows themselves – as openers. NOTE: This show will start at 10 p.m. sharp — a good bit earlier than the typical Jinx show.

speaks to the fact that music is universal and yet each person’s discovery is unique to their own self. It’s like how kids never come to terms with the fact that their parents must have had sex at some point. Their discovery of something is always that they’re the first and only one. We’ve had the good fortune to be just ahead and just behind that curve so that we can remain at this grassroots level. We’ve created not as much a fanbase as an extended family. It’s a base that enables us to travel around the world and entertain, but not be encumbered with the albatross of too much success (laughs).

I think it’s cool you’re always mentioned as You guys just got back from playing an Athens band, even though y’all haven’t SXSW. The videos from that look incredreally lived in Athens for nearly 20 years. ible. What’s your assessment? Mighty Manfred: We were in Athens for a good ten years, before most of us moved to Atlanta by 1997, and from there to points beyond. I’m in L.A. now, Dan Elektro’s in Alabama. Our connection to Athens now is we have friends and family there. It’s a real

Manfred: Our first time at SXSW was in 1994. The local music alt-weekly in Athens, the Flagpole, nominated us to be the magazine’s representative at the festival. We went and that time it was pretty great. We let Johnny Cash open for us (laughs). That

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was of course when Johnny Cash was sort of being reintroduced. His first record with Rick Rubin had just come out, and they wanted to introduce him to a younger audience. So we like to couch it in terms of giving Johnny Cash another shot. We allowed him to open for us (laughs). Periodically we’ve gone back every couple of years since then. We’ve learned we get a lot more out of it when we spend the whole week in Austin playing shows, as opposed to just playing a few gigs. This year, it worked out to about one show a day the entire week. There was one day when we played two gigs! Your SiriusXM show is great, but some of the other DJs will play things like Frankie Valli. Not that there’s anything wrong with Frankie Valli, but that doesn’t seem like “underground garage” to me.

good as me, so just give it up now.” Of course there’s a whole psychology going on there, so me telling you something like that isn’t going to dissuade you, isn’t actually going to get you to quit. I do think younger bands emphasize great live shows more than maybe ten years ago. Do you think because downloading has taken so much money out of the recording side, bands just get better at playing live because that’s really the only way to make any money now? Manfred: I’m not sure to what degree that plays into the calculus, because those bands who didn’t need to tour all the time were probably getting ripped off all along by record companies anyway (laughs). For most bands though, the only way to make ends meet is to perform.

Manfred: It’s important to point out that the station does indeed represent Little Steven’s vision. So in that sense what you have is an amalgam of rock ‘n’ roll from different genres. They are in Little Steven’s mind what constitutes the best of different types, blues, rhythm ‘n’ blues, rockabilly, surf stuff, what we think of as ‘60s garage rock, contemporary sounds. It’s a wide tent, and it features the best of all different offshoots.

And here you guys are touring behind a new album, The Big Beat, out in 2013. It’s a fantastic record, the sound just pops.

How much of what you’re doing with SiriusXM is entertainment, and how much are you trying to school people on the history of rock ‘n’ roll?

Manfred: Before we go into the studio we usually make a point to get together in Athens, where The Flesh Hammer has got a nice house and a nice-sized basement. We’ll work on songs there. If you look through our songwriting credits you’ll see that everyone contributes. Everyone has ideas. It’s not just one great song rewritten by the same guy six different times on an album. We try and work out most things ahead of time, but if there’s a happy accident going on, that has to be pursued!

Manfred: We’re taking them to class, and the class is recess! (laughs) It’s supposed to be fun. It’s a musical exercise in fun. About how all these different aspects were formulated and what they became, and how they all relate back to one another.

Woggles live shows have always been and still are legendary for their high-energy. Manfred: We’ll play a show and some

younger band with younger guys will play with us. Afterward they’ll say, “Don’t take this the wrong way, but I can’t believe you old guys keep it up like that the whole time. We wish we could be like that. Do you have any advice?” And my advice is always: Quit. If you can’t keep up, get out of the way. I say, you’re absolutely right. You can’t keep up with us. Just quit. Now. (laughs) It’s like what the great drummer Buddy Rich would tell kids who would come up to him and ask how they can play like him. Buddy would say, “you can never play as

Manfred: It’s popcorn rock ‘n’ roll. Because it pops! That’s the kernel of truth! (laughs)

Did you guys just let it go in David’s studio and record whatever happened, or what?

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I have to ask, since some reading this will only know the name The Woggles from the 30 Rock episode parodying the kids show The Wiggles: NBC didn’t know there was a real-life kick-ass band called The Woggles? What’s up with that? Manfred: Yeah, what is up with that? THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T TRADEMARK YOUR NAME!! (laughs) Don’t worry, Jim, that’s taken care of now! cs The Woggles w/ Superhorse Thursday, April 24, at the Jinx, 10 p.m. start time, $10 cover.


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Inexplicably ignored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Britain’s Jethro Tull made some of most innovative and sublime music of its generation. And Ian Anderson, from Day One the singing, songwriting and flute-playing centerpiece of all things Tull, has never stopped making music, despite the fact that his band will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017. This week, Anderson releases a solo project, Homo Erraticus, that recalls that briefbut-successful period (1972 and ’73) when Jethro Tull was making “prog” (progressive) records alongside the noodling likes of Yes and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Anderson, of course, quickly moved past those socalled concept albums (Thick As a Brick and A Passion Play) to make more conventional (for him, anyway) Tull records. This one follows 2012’s Thick As a Brick 2, which found Anderson writing, tongue once again in cheek, in the guise of Gerald Bostock, a character he’d created for the original TAAB. Then, Bostock was presented as a cynical 10-year-old poet. For the sequel, he’d grown up (as, presumably, has Anderson) but remained rather prickly. The fictional Mr. B “returns” for Homo Erraticus, which offers a themed series of songs —very “proggy,” as the English say— describing the various ages of man. All of this raises the question, what then of Jethro Tull? Although Anderson has been the only constant through many personnel changes over the years, he was always been quick to point out that Jethro Tull, the band, was a separate entity entirely. Particularly crucial were the playing talents of lead guitarist Martin Barre, who took his place at Anderson’s side in 1969, for the second Tull album, and never left. To bring you up to date, Jethro Tull hasn’t made an album of new material since 1999, the market for such things not being what it once was. Touring has long been the band’s bread and butter, with Anderson, Barre and an evolving cast of characters revisiting “Aqualung,” “Living in the Past,” “Locomotive Breath” and “Skating Away” for dedicated and adoring crowds everywhere. Barre has of late been openly critical of Anderson’s “safe” song choices for Tull tours, and has started a band called New Day, which focuses on “deep cuts” for the

“It’s not about solo albums versus Jethro Tull albums,” Ian Anderson says. “To me, there’s no difference. It’s just me turning up for another day at the office, really.” challenge of beginning to write an album. And very specifically, from an empty head, from having no preconceived bits stashed You used to make fun of prog rock, and concept albums. Onstage. away. It was literally going from a clean sheet and seeing what happened. That evolved, Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull, we did that in over the next couple of days, into the first ’72 and ’73, we were deliberately courting track, “Doggerland.” Very quickly I then that disaster which became prog by makstarted to say “Where is this taking me?” On ing a little fun of it, in the case of Thick As Day Two, I probably had the bullet points a Brick. In the case of A Passion Play, my of the elements that would be the rest of the guilt was that I took it all a bit seriously and album. Then I had to develop those into real thought “Maybe we should really be playmusic and lyrics. ing this kind of thing. Maybe that should be It was always the intention that it would our calling card.” Because Thick As a Brick be a rather rocky album, rather than so had been so hugely successful, having begun much acoustic music. That’s the way I as being a bit more satirical. A bit more of a wanted it to turn out, and I deliberately pastiche, in terms of the concept. The music played acoustic guitar only in a couple of behind it, of course, was often quite serious places. But of course, all the music was writand quite dark. ten with the acoustic guitar and the flute. All It’s not something that over the years I felt the demos were made on a laptop in a hotel I wanted to dwell on overly, but we’ve always room, strumming a treble guitar and singing continued to play excerpts from Thick As a very quietly so as not to disturb the other Brick since then. guests. hardcore fans. As for Anderson …

So why is Homo Erraticus a concept album? IA: After the TAAB2 piece, which was very

much written as a 40-year sequel to Thick As a Brick 1, I thought “Well, I’m not going to make a trilogy here, but let me have a little bit of continuity with Gerald Bostock coming back to write lyrics again.” That was already in my head in late 2012. To be precise, at 9 o’clock in the morning on January the 1st, 2013, I set myself the very deliberate

You’ve been performing as the Ian Anderson Band for several years now. Is this more satisfying for you than the latter-day Tull concerts? IA: For me, the name means nothing at all,

whether it’s Jethro Tull or Ian Anderson. I’m still singing my songs and playing my music. Nothing changes, except there are some personnel differences. And that’s the nub of the issue. That’s the question that I suppose has to be asked. It’s not about solo albums

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versus Jethro Tull albums. To me, there’s no He said some unkind things about you. difference. It’s just me turning up for another day at the office, really. IA: I don’t pay any attention to that. When Doane Perry, who’d been our American I talk about Martin, it might sometimes be drummer since ’84, ’85, he was in the band with a little frustration, in that he left it so for a long time. Whenever it was major long in his life to do the things I tried to sugtours in Europe or the USA, he’d be the gest to him he ought to have done 10 years drummer. For the odd show, or whenever ago. Martin for a long time was just followDoane sometimes was not feeling terribly ing his own pattern of doing the odd little well, someone else would be the drummer. bit of solo stuff. He made a few records and Just as Martin Barre once or twice, or three did the odd few dates, but he never really or four times, was not always the guitar got to grips with it until two years ago. player when he wasn’t feeling terribly well, In June 2011 I had a meeting with Maror didn’t want to go to a particular exotic tin and Doane Perry, about the future, and location where he thought he might get food I said “Good time to start thinking about poisoning. But most of the time, those two other options.” In Doane’s case, it was going guys were in the band. to be inevitable because of health issues. In deference to those He’s long been entertaining two—apart from the 26 other some fairly serious surgery, ones who were also in Jethro which was going to take him out Tull over the years—I just of action for many months. He felt that maybe we should just limps along, literally, and I think leave this Jethro Tull descriphe’s happy doing what he’s doing. tion out of it, and it’s just me carrying on until I can’t do Not to flog a dead horse, but it any more. Using my own there are loads of people who name, rather than the Tull Ian Anderson’s Homo love and follow you, and they’ll name. say if it’s not Ian and Martin, it’s Erraticus, “a Jethro I say in the album artwork, Tull album in all but not Jethro Tull. this is a Jethro Tull album in name.” all but name. That comes from IA: Well, they’re in absolutely safe people who’ve heard it saying “As soon as territory, because it’s not Jethro Tull right I heard the opening bars, I knew it was a now. I’m busy doing stuff under my own Jethro Tull album,” then saying “Oops” when name, and so is Martin. But that doesn’t they’ve realized what they said. Of course it’s mean that we won’t work again and call it going to sound the same, because it’s me. Jethro Tull in the future. Or it might be Anderson, Barre and Palmer! Who knows? Is there still a Jethro Tull? People want to think that relationships like that go on forever, and unwaveringly IA: There are essentially three Jethro Tulls. to the bitter end. But life is too short, you There’s Jethro Tull, the 18th-century agricul- know? I think it’s very important that people turalist, If you Google the name Jethro Tull, do try other things and play with other peoyou’ll see him in there. I think he’s currently ple. I know for a fact Martin’s having a great Number Three. The other nine are me, and time doing what he’s doing. I’m so pleased the band Jethro Tull. that he is actually doing it. He has revolving There’s Jethro Tull, that vast repertoire of door of musicians playing in his own band, music released under the name Jethro Tull, and plans to do this, that and whatever. through 2005-ish. And there’s Jethro Tull, This issue of solo-versus-whatever is, to the 28 members of Jethro Tull over the years me, kind of missing the point. The music, who’ve been in the band. Obviously me, but ultimately, is what people like. If they want under that band identity, many other people. you to stay married forever, I can only sugAll the members of the band I currently play gest they direct themselves to the 50 percent with have performed as members of, simply, likelihood that their own marriages will fail. That seems to be the international statistic Jethro Tull. So the question is, really, am I gonna play in the western world. Going on for a lifetime, most of a lifetime or half a lifetime, with Martin again? There’s no reason that won’t happen, it’s just that it’s not something is something to feel—as I do—really good that’s currently scheduled to result in a con- about. I don’t feel bad about it. And I certainly don’t put behind me cert or tours in the next 12 months. Because the possibility or even the likelihood that I know what I’m doing for the next 12 Martin and I will be on the stage together months, and I’m sure Martin does as well. sometime before we actually can’t do it any more. CS

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More than the recipes

A spate of new local cookbooks brings Savannah’s flavors—and stories—home and Spicy Short Ribs, Bourbon-Glazed Ham and Savannah Blue Crab Cakes are entrée standouts, begging to be served with Buttermilk Fried Okra and Vidalia Onion Rolls. Make sure you leave room for Maudie Belle’s Sour Cream Pound Cake! Most of these recipes serve 8-10, some even 16—this will surely become a go-to resource for festive gatherings and family dinners. Put some big band music on the iPod and invite over your brood for a batch of Famous Batterless Fried Chicken.

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Did you ever eat something at a restaurant or party that you just had to recreate in your own kitchen? If the chef doesn’t care to share his or her precious formula, you might drive yourself bonkers trying to blindly imitate their culinary genius. Good news for you, a few of Savannah’s best chefs have decided to save you the trouble of guesstimating measurements and testing every jar in the spice cabinet. Three cookbooks with strong ties to the Hostess City have recently graced the shelves, each presenting a distinct and delicious take on what to serve at your own table. Of course, a cookbook is far more than a set of instructions. Along with mouthwatering descriptions and lush photography, these guides to good eating also provide a peek into the trials, errors and back stories that inspired these locals’ favorite dishes.

Continuing the tradition

Like any Savannah supper worth its salt, the Johnny Harris Restaurant Cookbook starts with a stiff cocktail. Relaxing with a glass of the restaurant’s version of Chatham Artillery Punch is a fine way to peruse this homage to one of Georgia’s longest-running culinary and cultural institutions, celebrating its 90th anniversary this month. Many locals still remember feasting and dancing the night away under the starlit ceiling of the grand ballroom on Victory Drive. Not as many might recall the petting zoo that lived on the back lot from 1937

The (not so) Secret to the Best BBQ

The tagline may be “secrets that old men take to the grave,” but Wiley’s to 1942, but Johnny Harris has been synChampionship BBQ is an open book. If onymous with good times in Savannah for you’re looking to brush up on your bastgenerations. Lord knows how many millions ing and grilling skills, Wiley McCrary of bottles of Johnny Harris Bar-B-Cue sauce is your professor, and this is your have made their way around the world as homework. souvenirs of a memorable meal. Wiley and his wife, Janet, have served Kermit Lynnwood “Red” Donaldson up their award-winning barbecued pork, began managing the former speakeasy for chicken or beef out of their modest restauits namesake in the 1930s; he eventually rant in a strip mall off Highway 80 since took ownership and passed it down through 2008. Though they may be competitive the family. Now Red’s granddaughter, Julie types, scoring top trophies from barbecue Donaldson Lowenthal, has lovingly comcontests from Kansas City to Atlanta, the piled menu staples past and present as well couple isn’t stingy with the wisdom. They as nostalgic memorabilia and profiles of its were once novices themselves and admit famously friendly staff members. they learned everything they know from There are plenty of vintage shots of a mentors Ed and Muriel Roith of the hertime gone by, coupled with Mary Britton alded Kansas City Barbecue Society. Senseney photographs that present the Acknowledging that barbecue is an simple sapidity of Spicy Deviled Eggs and addiction as well as a craft, Wiley touts Crunchy Corn Salad. the importance of “teaching that craft to a This is quintessential Southern fare, plain younger generation so that it lives on after and simple, with all the fat and flavor: Sweet you.” He not only gives out his recipes for

his Basic BBQ Sauce and salty-sweet Pork Injection, he gives detailed technical advice on what kind of newspaper to put in a fire chimney (never use the comics page) and the nuanced flavors imparted by various wood chips. Naturally, meat dominates this spiralbound manual, the first chapters labeled by animal type. (Wiley calls pig “the Kobe beef of the American South.”) But there’s plenty of pages dedicated to fruits of the sea, like Black Iron Skillet Cod and Oysters Rockefeller. Also included are the unexpectedly vegetarian Black-Eyed Pea Hummus and Smoked Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, along with a slew of tasty sides. (He admits that Janet married him for his Home Fries.) Local writer Amy Paige Condon artfully distills Wiley’s humorous and grizzled tone,


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and no glistening pork chop or salt crystal escapes the eye of food photographer Chia Chong. This is a textbook for the barbecue beginner or the seasoned amateur looking to up his or her grill game.

Saving the wicked for last

Oh, you’d rather skip dinner and get straight down to dessert? Sweet & Vicious: Baking with Attitude is your partner in crime. Penned with wicked wit and esculent expertise by Savannah-based food stylist Libbie Summers, this tome of over-the-top cakes, cookies and pies is not for the faint of heart (or blood glucose.) Every one of these 100 or so recipes comes with a surprise: Carrot cake with a whiff of habañero peppers. Crusts crimped with a strand of pearls. Cornbread with a cayenne kick. Libbie calls it “fearless baking” and spares no amount of sugar, spice and “wheredid-nice-ever-get-you-anyway?” advice. (“Like babies and Southern belles, not all pies are made to be entirely sweet,” she admonishes.) A former food producer for Paula Deen and the principal creative brain behind

the award-winning culinary blog Salted & Styled, Libbie won international acclaim for her first foray into food publishing, The Whole Hog Cookbook. This southern magnolia has also traveled the world cooking on yachts, and Sweet & Vicious brims with memories of peeping through her grandma’s screen door and saucy times with a passel of Greek sailors.

Though desserts dominate (the chocolatey Movie Night Cookies speckled with buttered popcorn-flavored jellybeans will surely turn any couch date into an allnighter,) Libbie ain’t skeered to mix up the sweet and savory. Fig & Pig Pies combine fruity jam and prosciutto for a snack that could seduce even the most staid tastebuds, and Libbie claims she predicted the baconwith-everything rage ages ago, still in full effect with her Hog Heaven Chocolate Cake. Some recipes serve as stand-alone meals, like Pretzel Brats and Meatball Muffins, and even dogs get their due with Baked Chicken Liver Slivers and Pumpkin Spice Canine Coins. Seasoned bakers will want to stock their kitchen arsenals with the index of homemade flavor extracts and infused sugars. Even if you never raise a wooden spoon, Sweet & Vicious is worth having around for its sheer gorgeousness. (Someone once wrote that in the world of food porn, Libbie is the expert equivalent of a fluffer.) Salted & Styled co-conspirator Chia Chong captures their playful aesthetic in her masterly photographs—it sure seems like you might end up with your nose dusted with flour if you get too close to the page. cs


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Effingham winery serves no wine before its time By Cheryl Baisden Solis

“It probably started with that pear tree that was planted when our daughter, Beth, turned two—so many pears, so little time to eat them all What to do with all that fruit?” says Barbara Utter. Bill Utter, a 30-year veteran of Piggly Wiggly, had an idea: make all those luscious pears into wine. And thus began the hobby that took up more and more time, luring him into fascinating research and experimentation, and finally blossoming into a thriving local winery. Situated out on Blue Jay Road in Guyton, what may be thought of as a neighborhood hamlet just outside of Savannah, his little winery called Butterducks now brings droves of visitor from all over the South, indeed, from all across the country. Yet Barbara admits that even some folks in Guyton don’t know what a jewel they have out there in those serene woods. Some of Bill’s best creations arose from

his idea to produce wines from fresh, locally grown Georgia fruit—you can thank that burgeoning pear tree!—not grape-based wine ‘flavored’ with fruit, but sweet Georgia peaches, plump blueberries and succulent blackberries, crushed, juiced, aged and cherished to make their own unique wines. “We pride ourselves on the quality of the fruit that goes into our wine, and you will never see our wines mixed with water, concentrates, flavorings or juice,” says Bill. “If the bottle says ‘peach wine,’ it’s made from Georgia peaches, not a grape wine that’s been ‘flavored!’” Indeed, Butterducks’ Sweet Peach is a Gold Medal winner in the big Wines of the South competition, and his Scuppernong and Blueberry varieties have won numerous awards over the past few years. Curious yet? It is definitely worth the short ride from Savannah to experience Butterducks Winery and give yourself time to taste and savor their growing repertory of fine and sweet wines.

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The Butterducks tasting room the sweetest.” He’ll point out the big GW Kent Primo Tanks from Italy or the German pumps with a gleam in his eye, or show you a short video of the new peach-pitting machine with all the glow of a dad with a new baby in his arms. The care he takes with his wines comes through in the exquisite flavors, whether you prefer the delicate Dry Blueberry or the meltingly soft fruitiness of the Sangiovese Rosé. His Duck Call Red is a local favorite, a delicious blend of blueberry, blackberry and Merlot with just a hint of sweetness. You may find yourself spending more time than you originally planned at Butterducks, with three levels of tastings, ranging from the Free-3 to the Grand Tasting of 10 (along with a souvenir wine glass), shopping for wine paraphernalia, cheeses, sweets and sauces in the gift shop, taking the ‘tank room’ tour, or having Barbara fix you up a beautiful gift basket or wine, cheese & fruit plate to take out to their pergola for lunch. You’re welcome to bring your own picnic too, take a walk around the property to enjoy the peacefulness of the woodland, and be sure to check their website for monthly events and tastings—in fact, their Wine Club is a great place to start. cs Butterducks Winery 3332 Blue Jay Road Guyton, Ga.

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One of things I love best is their numerous events, from the popular Customer Appreciation Day and Soup n’ Sip Saturdays, to Bill’s Fall Wine & Food Pairing Workshop where his vintages are tasted in unison with gourmet cheeses (the Horseradish White Wisconsin Cheese is a personal favorite), savory dips, sauces, crackers, and cured meats—all sold in the winery’s gift shop—as well as fresh fruit, sweet Georgia pecans & hand-dipped chocolates. Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day see record crowds and they return each year because not only is the wine wonderful, but the staff is knowledgeable & friendly, and Bill, with his gray beard, baseball cap and plaid shirt, makes you feel like he’s welcoming you into his home, not just a place of business. He’s passionate about his beloved wines and detailed in his knowledge of winemaking, taking genuine pleasure in the work, happy to give his customers enthusiastic daily tours of the ‘tank room’ where the product is made, assuring us that “I do all the corking myself, making sure that each bottle is perfect, that the ‘duck is up’” – referring to their logo – “and that every case of fruit is fresh and juicy.” He prides himself on his roster of respected Georgia farms that send him their produce: “We get most of the peaches from Lane Southern Orchards, with over 2500 acres of the finest fruit around. Alma Berry Farm has only 450 acres, but their blueberries are


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New work by Stacie Jean Albano is up at Gallery Espresso; reception is this Friday

Openings & Receptions Photographs of Fort Pulaski — The Muse is

an exhibition of photographs by Shannon Christopher, shot on Cockspur Island and at Fort Pulaski. Artist reception Fri. April 18, 6pm. Part of the fort’s National Park Week celebration. April 18-July 27 Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island.

Standing Still — Recent landscape oil paint-

ings by Savannah artist Stacie Jean Albano. Reception will be held Friday April 18, 6-8 pm. Through April 30 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Continuing Exhibits Savannah Calling — A multimedia art exhibi-

tion 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. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

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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. 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.

Chronic Hyperreality — A Spring 2014 senior graduation art exhibition by six graduating senior arts degree candidates from Armstrong, presenting their competing perceptions of reality through artwork. Free Reception and gallery talks, April 18, 5:30pm. Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Blvd. Cloud 6 — Six Savannah artists, Jose

vannah Art Association exhibits over thirty works of oil, acrylic, mixed media and three dimensional art. Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, 400 Airways Ave.

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.

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

Contemporary Southern Landscape — The unique landscape of the South is the subject of this exhibition of work by a wide range of artists, media, and styles. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Airport Art Gallery Spring Exhibition — The Sa-


Art With Meaning: Folk Art in the Twenty First Century — A show of mixed-media art,

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.

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Dustin Yellin: Triptych — 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.

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

Jason Middlebrook: Submerged —

Artwork by Mary Ellen McLaughlin is at the JEA.

Middlebrook transformed logs once submerged in the Savannah River and that provided infrastructure for over 200 years. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Luba Lowry and Carrol Kay. Lowry features oil paintings of Savannah scenes and portraits. Kay, a weaver and bead designer, Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon — An increates handcrafted wraps and bags. Galternationally traveling exhibition, featuring more than 100 works of American film icon lery 209, 209 E River St. Marilyn Monroe. Jepson Center for the Arts, Relics, Ruins, and Artifacts — A new series by 207 West York St. Savannah-based black-and-white photography Meryl Truett, documenting the rustic Matthew Brandt: Lakes and Reservoirs — Using terrain of the South Carolina Lowcountry his surroundings as an additive medium, and Southeast Georgia. Gallery hours by Brandt’s photographs are bathed in a appointment. Savannah Law School, 516 mixture of water collected from the site in Drayton Street. which the composition was derived. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. 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. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

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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-


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

Rivers: Exhibition by Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) — Collaborative paintings inspired

by speeches/writings/music of Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Jacobs, Mark Twain, W.E.B. Du Bois & Duke Ellington. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Sam Nhlengethwa: Life, Jazz and Lots of Other Things — Nhlengethwa’s first solo museum

exhibition in the U.S. Nhlengethwa is one of South Africa’s leading contemporary artists. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

tion exhibited in the Alex Townsend Grand Courtyard. Mabry appropriates figures of Rodin’s “The Burghers of Calais,” adorning them with familiar American mascot heads. Harmony and Hostility: Sculptural Works by John McLeod — McLeod, from Chattanooga, TN, SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. works in stone, steel and wood, utilizing carving, grinding and welding to create New York Accents — An exhibition of visual elegant works which are at once techniart, decorative and fine art objects from cally proficient and conceptually engaging. Telfair Museums’ permanent collection Works are informed by both his worldly dating from the early 19th century to the present, exploring the rich influence of New travels as well as internal struggles. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. York on Savannah. Museum admission. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Stations of the Cross: Lenten Art Show — Stations Barnard St. of the Cross artwork as interpreted by 14 local Savannah artists. St. Paul’s Episcopal Nicola Lopez: “Babel Revisited: History Repeats Itself” — A four-part, print-based installation Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. created specifically for the “jewel box” exhibition spaces on the façade of the SCAD Upcycle: Functional Art from Recyclables — TurnMuseum of Art. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 ing trash and waste materials into art and functional items is the intent of this exhibiTurner Blvd. tion, featuring fourteen artists. Presented in collaboration with the Chatham County Omen Artwork — An exhibition of alternative Recycling Center. Artists: Angela Burson, process photography and lapidary jewelry Brian MacGregor, Carolyn J. Ingram, Debi by Lauren Redding. The Butcher Tattoo Prasetio, Ellen Wyatt, Emma Wieckowski, Studio, 19 East Bay St. 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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In 1966, William Shatner starred in Incubus, notable for being filmed entirely in Esperanto (created in the 19th century as a universal language, it obviously failed to catch on with the global masses). Since so few people stateside know the language, it’s fortunate the movie’s available on DVD with helpful English subtitles for U.S. audiences. Draft Day, on the other hand, offers no such subtitles for American moviegoers, and I suspect those who know absolutely nothing about football will have better luck understanding the Esperanto in Incubus than the gridiron shenanigans on display in this new release. Kevin Costner, who is to sport flicks what John Wayne was to Westerns, stars as Sonny Weaver, the embattled general manager of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. Acquiring the number one pick in the 2014 draft, Weaver must decide how best to rebuild a struggling franchise, whether it’s by engineering further trades or using the pick to land one of several promising prospects (including a youngster played by Chadwick Boseman, Jackie Robinson in last year’s 42). The team’s owner (Frank Langella) is breathing down Sonny’s neck while the coach (Denis Leary) is battling him at every turn; only Ali ( Jennifer Garner), his associate and girlfriend, offers any sort of support, though even they don’t always see eye-to-eye when it comes to their relationship. Perhaps even more than Moneyball with its baseball milieu, Draft Day is an insider flick for NFL fans, as it’s difficult to see

viewers who care even less about football than they do wiffleball really giving a damn as to whether the Cleveland Browns end up in a better draft situation than the Seattle Seahawks or the Jacksonville Jaguars. But for those on its wavelength, the movie is an engaging affair, with a sharp script by screen newbies Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph, brisk direction by veteran Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters), good actors in even the smallest roles (including Sam Elliott and Ellen Burstyn) and various NFL figureheads to provide that all-important verisimilitude (commissioner Roger Goodell, former stars Jim Brown and Deion Sanders, etc.). With so many positive elements, Draft Day is sure to leave select audiences feeling —quick, what’s Esperanto for satisfied?


OOO The 2011 Indonesian effort The Raid: Redemption hit the U.S. to much critical acclaim in spring 2012, and as I noted in my review at the time, it “works best as pure, unadulterated, uncut action -- it’s like cocaine for adrenaline addicts.” It also works best when it dispenses with any notions of a complicated plot, deriving its forward trajectory from its bubblegum story about cops forced to fight their way up to a slum building’s top floor in order to take out a heinous crime kingpin. It’s 100 minutes of all-action all the time, a strategic tactic not repeated in The Raid 2. Rather than require returning hero Rama (Iko Uwais) to spend the entire running

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low-key of all Avengers-related titles, with the story’s World War II setting and Joe 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. 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 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 inter42 est 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.

should in the long run drown out the feeble protests of close-minded detractors (most of whom, as is par for the course, haven’t even seen the movie). In the manner of the eternal queries of The Beatles vs. Elvis and boxers vs. briefs, BAD WORDS how a person sides in the prickly The Last OOP Temptation of Christ vs. The Passion of the Jason Bateman makes his feature direcChrist debate might determine whether torial debut with the acidic comedy Bad Noah is worth one’s time and money. Fans of Words, and it must be noted that he does Martin Scorsese’s deeply spiritual and honyeoman’s work on the picture. His helming estly probing Temptation will want to take a is competent but colorless, which in turn chance on this new picture, while devotees places more of a burden on the screenplay of Mel Gibson’s snuff film Passion should by first-timer Andrew Dodge. probably stay away from the multiplex and Despite its promising premise, Dodge’s pass the time painting Easter eggs instead. script is also merely perfunctory, not really Helming his first production since he gave adding much to the framework of a 40-year- us 2010’s best film, the mesmerizing Black old man who manages to anger everyone Swan, Aronofsky has teamed with frequent surrounding him. But this is where matters collaborator Ari Handel to fashion a Biblical take a turn for the positive, since Bateman epic unlike any before seen on screen. The is not only sitting in the director’s chair but basic outline of course remains the same, as Noah (Russell Crowe) is tasked by God to also tackling the central role. And for those not averse to insult comedy, watching Bate- build a massive ark and fill it with all manner of animals before the rains wash away all man employ his deadpan demeanor, frosty remnants of corrupt humanity. He’s faithstares and impeccable timing to amusingly berate others isn’t a bad way to spend a brief fully assisted in his assignment by his wife Naameh ( Jennifer Connelly, reuniting with 90 minutes. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, an aloof her A Beautiful Mind co-star), sons Shem individual who has discovered a loophole (Douglas Booth), Ham (Logan Lerman) and Japheth (Leo McHugh Carroll), and that allows him to legally take part in The adopted daughter Ila (Emma Watson). But Golden Quill, a national spelling bee for as the weather turns rotten, scores of raiders young kids. Taking the stage alongside of the last ark lay siege to Noah’s craft, led scores of 8th graders, he breezes through by the ruthless Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone). the words thrown his way, further ensurThankfully, Noah and his kin are protected ing his continued success by railroading his top challengers through despicable means. by rock giants who were once fallen angels; While a reporter (Kathryn Hahn) tries to equally fortuitous is the fact that Noah himself is a man of action, swatting away invadascertain Guy’s reason for embarking on ers as if he were an Old Testament Indiana such a ludicrous venture, he’s busy dealing Jones. with outraged parents, aggravated adminClearly, this isn’t your father’s Biblical istrators and the offended creator of the venerable bee (Philip Baker Hall). Only one interpretation. Yet for all his deviations - some which work, some which don’t person, a perpetually cheerful lad named Chaitanya Chopra (Rohan Chand), manAronofsky remains respectful of the source ages to chip away at his hardened exterior. material, and he adds an interesting twist by Bad Words is clearly jockeying to be having his protagonist grapple with the idea another Bad Santa, but because it frequently of whether he and his family were meant to pulls back from going too far, it lacks that survive the global flood. picture’s killer instinct. But many of Guy’s Crowe delivers his best performance in R-rated retorts draw laughs, whether aimed years, portraying Noah as a devout individat irritating moms, doofus dads or impresual whose stubbornness and single-mindsionable children. It’s hard for a comedy to edness occasionally blind him to doing the be truly merciless and mean when one of its right thing, despite his pure intentions. stars is about as hard-edged as a basket of Aronofsky has never made a movie that kittens. wasn’t a technical marvel, and Noah is no exception. The effects team is also up to the challenges set forth by its director, with the NOAH OOO resultant CGI working in the service of a story that demands its share of spectacular Accomplished enough to wash away all the doubts that preceded its opening, direc- visuals. Perhaps the most important of these is the seafaring ark itself, a monolithic contor Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is a muscustruct that sails forth with God’s blessing lar and meditative work whose strengths

even as the rest of the planet becomes no more than a wide, watery grave.


OOP In the ongoing struggle to discover another Young Adult title that might possibly earn Twilight- or Hunger Games-like 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. CS


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Activism & Politics

Drinking Liberally

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

Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. Call or see website for information. Free . 912-308-3020. Traffic Calming Meeting

Slow down, Savannah. Find out about traffic calming from the City of Savannah. Free and open to the public. Mon., April 21, 6 p.m. 912-651-6488. Mon., April 21, 6 p.m Windsor Forest High School, 12419 Largo 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. 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 Harris for information. Every 3 days. 404/955-1697. 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.

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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 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 . 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. .


Gallery Seeks Local Artists

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

Music classes for homeschool students ages 8 - 18, and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. . 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. (\arts. Mondays. Benefits

Chatham County Animal Control Seeks Donations of Items

Chatham County Animal Control is in need

of items for pets in the facility. Seeking donations of canned and dry dog and cat food, baby formula, newspaper, paper towels, soaps, crates, leashes, collars, wash cloths, and towels. Open daily from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. . 912-351-6750. Chatham County Animal Shelter, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. 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. Through April 30 Earth Day Tap Takeover benefit for Ogeechee Riverkeeper

Celebrate all things Earth Day with a tap takeover by Mother Earth Brewery, from Kinston, NC one of the most eco-friendly brewing facilities in the country. One dollar from each draft sold will be donated to Ogeechee Riverkeepers to protect our local waterways. Tue., April 22, 5-11 p.m. Tue., April 22, 5-11 p.m Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St. Annual Fogarty Five Golf Tournament

Annual golf tournament sponsored by the Fogarty family, benefiting The Suzanne Fogarty Education Fund, Relay for Life, Hospice Savannah, and Benedictine School. Includes range balls, round of golf, (2) mulligans, beverages & lowcountry boil Hole sponsorships: $100. Lynn Fogarty (912-665-2557) for more information. $110 per player Mon., April 21, 12:30 p.m. Mon., April 21, 12:30 p.m Wilmington Island Club, 502 WIlmington Island Road. Forsyth Farmers Market Seeks Sponsors

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

$5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities

Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds are donated to a different charity each month. This is a regular Bikram Yoga class. . 912.356.8280. Kiss a Pig: Savannah Boar Association: Tie One On

After each pint, bartenders will cut off a part of your tie. After the third beer, your tie is cut up to the knot and you will receive a new Monday Night Brewing tie. Music by Call the Cops from 8:00pm – 11:00pm. A benefit for the American Diabetes Association's Kiss-a-Pig team, the Savannah Boar Association. $20 includes three pints of beer. Thu., April 17, 5 p.m. Locations/Savannah.aspx. Thu., April 17, 5 p.m World of Beer, 112 West Broughton St. Savannah Philharmonic Live Auction

A live auction event. The showpiece of the evening is a limited edition, signed lithograph of a watercolor completed by His Royal Highness, Charles, The Prince of Wales. The lithograph is number 12 of 20

and depicts the Prince of Wales’s country residence in The Cotswolds. Benefiting Savannah Philharmonic. $30 per person and a $5 pre-registration bidding fee. Wed., April 16, 6 p.m. 912.232.6002. Wed., April 16, 6 p.m The Whitman House on Forsyth Park, 611 Whitaker St.

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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@ Shop for CASA

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

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The most original and unforgettable way to see downtown! Holds up to 15 people ∙ Small groups welcome Great for birthdays, company or retirement parties, pub crawls etc. Dogs, food & drink allowed ∙ Eco-friendly

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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 Through May 3. Through May 3 Shop for Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center

Shop at Whole Foods Market on Wed. April 29. The store will donate 5% of their sales to Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center, in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The non-profit center, which serves children who have been sexually or severely physically abused or who have witnessed violence, will receive 5% of the store’s net proceeds during that day. Every 7 days. 912-236-1401. Every 7 days Whole Foods Market, 1821 East Victory Drive. Classes, Camps & Workshops

200 - Hour Intensive Yoga Teacher Training

Savannah Yoga Center sponsors this course, held July 25 – August 17, 2014. Application Deadline is July 15. Three week yoga teacher training led by Kelley J. Boyd, 500-ERYT & Director of Savannah Yoga Center, accompanied by the East Coast’s best yoga teachers. Yoga / Satsang. Registration and more info at or call (912) 232-2994. Every 3 days. Every 3 days 2014 Savannah Engineering Academy Seeks High School Students

Local rising junior and senior high school students with an interest in engineering are invited to apply for a spot in this week-

long program held in June. Completed applications and teacher recommendation forms are due April 25, and available at There is no application fee for the Academy but once accepted a $50 registration fee is required to hold a place in the program. Lunch and snacks are included for all five days of the program. The five-day summer program will be held at Armstrong Atlantic State University June 9-13. Academy students will explore a variety of engineering disciplines through hands-on engineering challenges, field trips, and site visits. Sponsored by the City of Savannah and local businesses. Every 3 days. Every 3 days 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. 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@ . 912-656-6383. Basic Gun Safety Class

The Chatham County Sheriffs Office fire-

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

Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio

Beginning Belly Dance Classes

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

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

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-920-6659. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 407 East Montgomery Xrds. Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Bellydance for Fitness

This dance-based fitness class blends belly dance moves to create a core strengthening workout. These quick paced classes build heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength through core isolations. Be prepared to have fun and sweat as you shimmy. No prior dance experience is necessary. All levels are welcome. $15 for drop-in or 4 for $50 (must be used in 30 days) Tuesdays. 912-293-5727. Tuesdays First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department and the Department of Natural Resources are hosting this course in SCMPD's training facility in Savannah Mall. It is required of boaters of certain ages to operate certain vessels. On July 1, 2014, a new Mandatory Education Law goes into effect, requiring anyone born after Jan. 1, 1998, to have successfully completed a Georgia DNR approved boater education course to operate a powerboat in the State of Georgia, To register for this course please contact the SCMPD Savannah Mall Training Center at (912) 921-5450. For more information, contact Georgia DNR at (912) 264-7237 or the SCMPD Marine Patrol at (912) 353-1004. The class is limited to 30 people. Free and open to the public. Sat., April 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. savannahmall. com/. Sat., April 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street.

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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.

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(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. . 912651-3743.

Clay Classes

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. 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. Tuesdays, Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. Nancy Maia, 101-A West Park Avenue. Dance Conditioning

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

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

Champions Training Center

Get an overview of electrical installations and related equipment with an emphasis on controlling electrical hazards by the application of OSHA standards and the National Electrical Code. Participate in an electrical lab. 795 Tue., April 22, 10 a.m. Tue., April 22, 10 a.m Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle.

Chatham County Sheriff's Office Explorers Post 876

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.

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. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office Explorers Post 876, is currently accepting applications from young men and women

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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. 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. 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. 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. Home Improvement Workshop: Repairing a Leaking Toilet Tank

Another of Habitat ReStore Savannah's 2014's semi-monthly expert-led workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all experience levels. Step-by-step instruction for DIY types to learn home repair and home decorating projects. Free and open to the public. Sat., April 19, 10 a.m. 912.655.3416. Sat., April 19, 10 a.m Habitat ReStore Savannah, 1900 E. Victory Dr. Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

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

x115. 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 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 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. 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. 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 Thu.,

April 17, 6:30 p.m. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@ Thu., April 17, 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 Thu., April 17, 6:30 p.m. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern. edu. Thu., April 17, 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. 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. 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. New Horizons Adult Band Program

Music program for adults who played a

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

Write a novel, finish the one you've started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. . 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. 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 Thu., April 17, 6 p.m. 912 355 3336. Thu., April 17, 6 p.m Cohen's Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. Quilting Classes

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

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term paper writing, and English as a Second Language. Fun methods for children to help them learn quickly. Contact: or text or call 912-12660-7399. Call for fee information. Russian Language Classes

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

Join us for the hottest class around! Salsa! Learn how to dance with a partner or come solo. The only thing we require is a good attitude and in the mindset to have some fun! $5.00 Sundays, 5:30 p.m. 912.312.3549. Sundays, 5:30 p.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. 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. Short Story Writing

Gives students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling the opportunity to use assigned readings, writing homework, and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Works of Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Ann Beattie and others will be studied. Upon completion, students will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing, and the art of revision. Offered by Georgia Southern's Continuing Education division in Savannah. Call or email for days/times/pricing. . 912-6445967. ceps. 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. 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. Spanish Classes

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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 48 speaker. Meets in the Keller Williams Re-

alty meeting room, 329 Commercial Drive. . 3452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. . Spring Pottery Classes for Adults and Kids at Savannah's Clay Spot

Get Creative this Spring at Savannah's Clay Spot. Pottery classes for Adults and Kids beginning in April. Check out www. for class schedule and register on-line $110-$145 Mon., April 21. 912-509-4647. Mon., April 21 Savannah's Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St. Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT Improved safety awareness Learn how NFPA 70E requirements affect your facility and personnel Protection from arc flashes and blasts Learn about PPE in order to protect against arc flashes and blasts Training requirements for personnel WHAT IS COVERED Introduction to NFPA 70E The relationship between NFPA 70E and OSHA The basic concepts of NFPA 70E Design systems for safety Use of properly related insulated tools Use of PPE, including flame retardant clothing 245 Mon., April 21, 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Mon., April 21, 10 a.m. & 5 p.m Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Stress Reduction: Arising Stillness in Zen

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

The Voice Co-op is a group of voice instructors in Savannah, Georgia who believe in the power of a nurturing community to help voice students blossom into vibrant artists. Each of our instructors have earned the degree of Master of Music in Voice Performance. Group master classes are held once each month for students of the Co-op. In the winter and spring the students will have the opportuinty to present a vocie recital for the community. Varies . 912-6560760. The Voice Co-op, Downtown.

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. 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. . 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. . Savannah Center for the Blind and Low Vision, 214 Drayton St. Buccaneer Region SCCA

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

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

Meets first Friday of each month, 6:30pm Interested in learning how to West Coast at Young's Marina. If first Friday falls on a Swing? Come learn from the best in Savan- holiday weekend, meeting is second Friday. nah. Rick Cody will take you though the No boat? No sailing experience? No probsmooth rhythms of beach music to help lem. . Young's Marina, you get ready for the dance floor. $12 drop 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Creative Magic Mondays in fee or $35 for 4 weeks Wednesdays, 7 Join us on Mondays as we begin our week p.m. 912.312.3549. on a creative note. Doodling, Planning, Manifesting, Crafting! Just Bring Your Own Wednesdays, 7 p.m Salon de Baile Dance Art Supplies to get the week started right! Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Free with a Love Donation Appreciated Mondays, 11 a.m. relaxsavannah@gmail. Clubs & Organizations 13th Colony Sound Barbershop Chorus com. Sing in the harmonious barbershop style Mondays, 11 a.m Anahata Healing Arts with the Savannah Chorus of the BarberCenter, 2424 Drayton St. shop Harmony Society No charge Mondays, Drop N Circle Craft Night Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Perlina. 6:30 p.m. 912-344-9768. rfksav@gmail. Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm. 6 W. State Street. com. MonEnjoy sharing creativity with other knitters, days, 6:30 p.m Savannah Arts Academy, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, 500 Washington Ave. Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes needle pointers, etc. All levels of experiClassses for multiple ages in performance ence welcome. Call for info. . 912-233dance and adult fitness dance. African, 1240. Energy Healers modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, Meets every Monday at 6pm. Mediation and gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-631- healing with energy. Discuss aromatheraWest Coast Swing Class

py, chakra systems and more. Call for info. . 912-695-2305. Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah

Interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American Revolution? Join like-minded people including artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. Email Kathleen Thomas at for more info. third Thursday of every month, 6 p.m. third Thursday of every month, 6 p.m Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs

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

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

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. . 912-5961962. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA

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

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

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

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meets at First Baptist Church of the Islands, two Wednesdays a month, 9:15am-11:30am. . site/islandsmops. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

Brown Antiques/Fine Silver, 14 W. Jones St. All are welcome. No charge. Contact Alice Vantrease via email or phone. . 912308-3208.

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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.

Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. . 912-308-6768. Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-2380514. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m Wild Fibre, 409 East Liberty St. A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. . 912313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. . 912-786-4508. American Legion Post 184, 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. . 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: Website: or on Facebook. . 912-308-2094. 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. 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. 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

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Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. . charlesfund@gmail. com. Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St.

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

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

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

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

Meet the second Saturday, September through June, at Woods of Savannah, 1764C 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) 5989977. Savannah Sacred Harp Singers continues on p. 50


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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. 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. Free , 11 a.m. , 11 a.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Savannah Story Games

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

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

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

A gathering of writers of all levels for networking, hearing published guest authors, and writing critique in a friendly, supportive environment. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Atlanta Bread Company, Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn. Free and open to the public. See website or call for info. . savannahwritersgroup. 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. . Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

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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. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. . 912-429-0940. rws521@ 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. 912-355-8111. Through April 30 Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. . 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. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. Live Music with Craig Tanner

Live music every Wednesday with Craig Tanner and rotating guests such as Eric Britt, Eric Dunn and Mr. Williams. FREE Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 6 p.m Bonna Bella Waterfront Grille, 2740 Livingston Avenue. The Love and Soul Experience

Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission $12 VIP third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. Lunchtime Lenten Concert Series: Oboe and Piano 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. Free to attend. Lunch is $5. Wed., April 16, 12:1512:45 p.m. 912-233-4766. Wed., April 16, 12:15-12:45 p.m Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Music: Armstrong's Wind Ensemble

Spring concert by the university's ensemble. $6 Tue., April 22, 7:30 p.m. armstrong. edu. Tue., April 22, 7:30 p.m Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St.

This singer songwriter duo plays guitar, keyboard and ukulele, in a unique “doowop” style of original songs and covers. Rain location: Huc-a-poo's. Free and open to the public. Thu., April 17, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-472-5071. Thu., April 17, 5:30-7 p.m Shops at Tybee Oaks, 1213 U.S. 80. The Walls Group

Gospel Gold Record artist Kirk Franklin's newest group performs a Good Friday concert. Overcoming by Faith Youth Arts Ministry is the opening act. Sponsored by Overcoming By Faith Ministry. Free and open to the public Fri., April 18, 7 p.m. 912-927-8601. Fri., April 18, 7 p.m Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. 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. 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. Mondays, 7 p.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Ballroom/Latin Group Class

Every Tuesday and Wednesday we will be having group classes at 8pm! Tuesdays classes will focus on FUNdamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday's classes will be more specific and advanced elements. Each class will have specific themes, so stay tuned for details. $15/person and $25/couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. 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 Nickel Creek performed for over ten years. $15/person. $27.50, $34.50, $44.50 Tue., April 22, 8 p.m. Tues. 7pm-8pm. Private classes and walk Tue., April 22, 8 p.m ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Ogletho- Waters Ave. . 912-414-1091. info@cybelle3. rpe Ave. com. 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. . Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Third Thursdays on Tybee: Jamie & Sandy,

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. Tuesdays, 8 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Belly Dance Classes with Nicole Edge

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

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

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

Learn to dance Salsa & Bachata. For info, call Austin (912-704-8726) or Omar (Spanish - 787-710-6721). Thursdays. 912-7048726. 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. 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. 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 Flex-

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. 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. . 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. Monthly Dance Parties

Ready to put those dance moves into action? Come join our dance party! Our dance parties are every 3rd Friday of the month from 8pm-10pm. Our dance parties are designed for you to practice all of the things that you have learned in your private lessons, group lessons, or if you just want to come and have some fun! FREE for private lesson students/ $5.oo for social dancers third Friday of every month, 8 p.m. 912.312.3549. com. third Friday of every month, 8 p.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Monthly USA Ballroom Dance

BALLROOM Support your Ballroom Dance Club. ***JANUARY 18, 2014***. Bring refreshments for the party. Lesson from 7-8 pm. Social dancing from 8-10 pm. $10 members $15 non-members third Saturday of every month, 7 p.m. 912-224-7593. third Saturday of every month, 7 p.m Moon River Dancers, 160 Whitemarsh Rd. 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.

and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. See website for info. . Savannah Shag Club

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

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$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. 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. savannahpoweryoga. com. MondaysFridays, Sundays Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd.

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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 continues on p. 52




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March 21-April 19

It’s Compensation Week. If you have in the past suffered from injustice, it’s an excellent time to go in quest of restitution. If you have been deprived of the beauty you need to thrive, now is the time to get filled up. Wherever your life has been out of balance, you have the power to create more harmony. Don’t be shy about seeking redress. Ask people to make amends. Pursue restorations. But don’t, under any circumstances, lust for revenge.


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I wonder if it’s time for you to modify an old standby. I’m getting the sense that you should consider tinkering with a familiar resource that has served you pretty well. Why? This resource may have some hidden weakness that you need to attend to in order to prevent a future disruption. Now might be one of those rare occasions when you should ignore the old rule, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So be proactive, Gemini. Investigate what’s going on beneath the surface. Make this your motto: “I will solve the problem before it’s a problem -- and then it will never be a problem.”

Karma works both ways. If you do ignorant things, ignorant things may eventually be done to you. Engage in generous actions, and at some future date you may be the unexpected beneficiary of generosity. I’m expecting more of the latter than the former for you in the coming days, Libra. I think fate will bring you sweet compensations for your enlightened behavior in the past. I’m reminded of the fairy tale in which a peasant girl goes out of her way to be kind to a seemingly feeble, disabled old woman. The crone turns out to be a good witch who rewards the girl with a bag of gold. But as I hinted, there could also be a bit of that other kind of karma lurking in your vicinity. Would you like to ward it off? All you have to do is unleash a flurry of good deeds. Anytime you have a chance to help people in need, do it.


June 21-July 22

“Do you really have what it takes or do you not have what it takes?” That’s the wrong question to ask, in my opinion. You can’t possibly know the answer ahead of time, for one thing. To dwell on that quandary would put you on the defensive and activate your fear, diminishing your power to accomplish the task at hand. Here’s a more useful inquiry: “Do you want it strongly enough or do you not want it strongly enough?” With this as your meditation, you might be inspired to do whatever’s necessary to pump up your desire. And that is the single best thing you can do to ensure your ultimate success. APR 16-22, 2014


“Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe,” said novelist John Updike. That’s a sad possibility. Could you please do something to dispute or override it, Taurus? Would it be too much to ask if I encouraged you to go out in quest of lyrical miracles that fill you with wonder? Can I persuade you to be alert for sweet mysteries that provoke dizzying joy and uncanny breakthroughs that heal a wound you’ve feared might forever plague you? Here’s what the astrological omens suggest: Phenomena that stir reverence and awe are far more likely than usual.

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best when they accompanied him on long strolls. Then there was philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who testified that his most brilliant thoughts came to him as he rambled far and wide. Even if this possibility seems whimsical to you, Leo, I invite you to give it a try. According to my reading of the current astrological omens, your moving body is likely to generate bright ideas and unexpected solutions and visions of future adventures.

Throughout North America and Europe, there are hundreds of unused roads. Many are former exit and entrance ramps to major highways, abandoned for one reason or another. Some are stretches of pavement that used to be parts of main thoroughfares before they were rerouted. I suggest we make “unused roads” your metaphor of the week, Virgo. It may be time for you to bring some of them back into operation, and maybe even relink them to the pathways they were originally joined to. Are there any missing connections in your life that you would love to restore? Any partial bridges you feel motivated to finish building?

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I swear my meditations are more dynamic when I hike along the trail through the marsh than if I’m pretzeled up in the lotus position back in my bedroom. Maybe I’ve been influenced by Aristotle’s Peripatetic School. He felt his students learned

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wouldn’t be healthy, would it? Obstacles keep you honest, after all. They motivate you to get smarter. They compel you to grow your willpower and develop more courage. Please understand that I’m not taking about trivial and boring obstacles that make you numb. I’m referring to scintillating obstacles that fire up your imagination; rousing obstacles that excite your determination to be who you want and get what you want. So your assignment is to acquire at least one new interesting obstacle. It’s time to tap into a deeper strain of your ingenuity.


Dec. 22-Jan. 19

In 1937, physicist George Paget Thomson won a Nobel Prize for the work he did to prove that the electron is a wave. That’s funny, because his father, physicist J. J. Thomson, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1906 for showing that the electron is a particle. Together, they helped tell the whole story about the electron, which as we now know is both a wave and a particle. I think it’s an excellent time for you to try something similar to what George did: follow up on some theme from the life of one of your parents or mentors; be inspired by what he or she did, but also go beyond it; build on a gift he or she gave the world, extending or expanding it.


Jan. 20-Feb. 18

You have been a pretty decent student lately, Aquarius. The learning curve was steep, but you mastered it as well as could be expected. You had to pay more attention to the intricate details than you liked, which was sometimes excruciating, but you summoned the patience to tough it out. Congrats! Your against-the-grain effort was worth it. You are definitely smarter now than you were four weeks ago. But you are more wired, too. More stressed. In the next chapter of your life story, you will need some downtime to integrate all you’ve absorbed. I suggest you schedule some sessions in a sanctuary where you can relax more deeply than you’ve allowed yourself to relax in a while.



As they lie in the sand, African crocodiles are in the habit of opening their jaws wide for hours at a time. It keeps them cool, and allows for birds called plovers to stop by and pluck morsels of food that are stuck between the crocs’ molars. The relationship is symbiotic. The teeth-cleaners eat for free as they provide a service for the large reptiles. As I analyze your astrological aspects, Scorpio, I’m inclined to see an opportunity coming your way that has a certain resemblance to the plovers’. Can you summon the necessary trust and courage to take full advantage?

You have the power to shut what has been open or open what has been shut. That’s a lot of responsibility. Just because you have the power to unleash these momentous actions doesn’t mean you should rashly do so. Make sure your motivations are pure and your integrity is high. Try to keep fear and egotism from influencing you. Be aware that whatever you do will send out ripples for months to come. And when you are confident that you have taken the proper precautions, by all means proceed with vigor and rigor. Shut what has been open or open what has been shut -- or both.

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First Wednesday each month, 7pm, and third Saturday, 10am, in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Free to attend. Call or see website for info. . 912-350-3438. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Beach Body Workouts with Laura

MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Mondays, 6:15 p.m Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training

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

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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 7am10pm. Call or see website. . 912-598-2300. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Insanity Workout Group Class

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blocks, and take breaks only long enough to gulp some air and get right back to work. It's called Max Interval Training, because it keeps your body working at maximum capacity through your entire workout. $10 or $80 for 10 fitness classes Saturdays, 11 a.m. 912.312.3549. Saturdays, 11 a.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Israeli Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes

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

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

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Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 . Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

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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. 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. 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. . SIZZLE- Dance Cardio

The hottest cardio class to keep you in shape for summer or to get you in shape for summer. Sizzle is designed to give you cardio, strengthening, and stretch training that you need for that bikini body. Enroll now and get the first class free. $10.00 or $80 for 10 classes Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912.312.3549. Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Tai Chi Fusion

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

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

An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 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.

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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. Water Awareness Get Together

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29 Kandlewood Drive: 3BR/1.5 BA. $925/month 2234 DeRenne Ave: 5BR/2BA $1,250/month. 912-507-7934, 912-927-2853 or 912-631-7644

Room for Rent ROOMS FOR RENT $75 Move-In Special Today!! Clean, furnished, large. Busline, central heat/air, utilities. $100$130 weekly. Rooms w/bathroom $145. Call 912-289-0410.

SINGLE, Mature Individual for Roommate: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, washer/ dryer. Bi-weekly $270, $270/ security deposit, No lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr.Brown: 912-663-2574 or 912234-9177.

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Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/ week. Call 912-844-5995. FURNISHED APTS. $165/WK. Private bath and kitchen, cable, utilities, washer furnished. AC & heat, bus stop on property. No deposit required. Completely safe, manager on property. Contact Linda, 690-9097, Jack, 342-3840 or Cody, 695-7889

SPACIOUS ROOMS FOR RENT Newly renovated on busline. 2 blocks from Downtown Kroger,3 blocks from Historic Forsyth Park. $150/week with No deposit. 8445995

Roommate Wanted ROOMMATE WANTED: 2BR/1.5BA nicely furnished apt. Large bedroom w/walk-in closet, private bath. Very quiet household, nice complex. Pool, Gym, parking. All utilities,cable. Close to SSU. Must be responsible, quiet, respectful. $400/month, $150/deposit+1/2 utilities. Must sign short-term lease. 912-412-1040

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FENDER BENDER ?? Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932.

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