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compiled by robin wright gunn | happenings@connectsavannah.com Week At A Glance is Connect Savannah’s listing of events in the coming week. If you want an event listed, email WAG@connectsavannah.com. Include specific dates, time, locations with addresses, cost and a contact number. Deadline for inclusion is 5pm Friday, to appear in next Wednesday’s edition.

Wednesday / 23

Helen Levitt: In the Street – Lecture and Opening Reception

Chatham Savannah Schools District 5 Town Hall Meeting

Jeff Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art will discuss Helen Levitt's work. Post-lecture cash bar reception for members or guests with paid admission. 6-8 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Free for Telfair members and $12 for adults, $5 for students with ID. telfair.org

Pre-K to College: Are we connected and how are we performing? District 5 School Board representative, Mrs. Irene G Hines, will host the meeting. Also attending: Superintendent of Schools, Thomas B. Lockamy Jr., Ed.D., and District 5 School Principals from Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School, Haven Elementary, Hodge Elementary, Largo-Tibet Elementary, Pulaski Elementary, DeRenne Middle, and Beach High School. 6 p.m Beach High School, 3001 Hopkins St. Free and open to the public. savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us

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

Psychotronic Film Society presents a rare, low-budget exploitation film. When homophobic rednecks stage a violent attack on the patrons of a gay bar, it ignites a lengthy, all-night battle with the tenants of a nearby apartment complex. Violent, for mature viewers. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $6 sentientbean.com

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Annual used book sale. All books $1, except for specialty items. Benefits the Live Oak Public Library system. Sunday is $5 Bag Day--everything must go. 10 a.m.-5 p.m Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. liveoakpl.org

Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Meeting

A meeting about the program and City of Savannah procurement process. A followup to a similar meeting held in February.

Kite Festival Silent Auction Fundraiser for Parkinson's Support Group

CJA Tribute to Duke Ellington sun / 27

City staff will be present to address questions regarding the M/WBE program and the City’s procurement process. 6 p.m The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Free and open to the public.

Savannah Challenger Tennis Tournament

The premiere professional tennis event in south Georgia, attracting some of the top names on the ATP Tour. Features Kids Day and Ladies Day. April 19-27 Landings Association, 600 Landings Way South. $12-$40 912 644-6414. savannahchallenger.com

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

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Students from Groves High School’s 21st Century After School Learning Center, will perform pieces through the art of spoken word poetry. 4 p.m Groves High School, 100 Priscilla D. Thomas Way.

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A quick shot of poetry from local and traveling spoken word artists. 8 p.m Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Donation

Wine Tasting benefiting Alzheimer Association

A fundraising wine tasting for Dancing with the Stars contestant Stacy Claywell. Taste six wines and accompanying small bites. 5:30-7:30 p.m

Southbound Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings

Spoken Word Festival: Writer’s Block Showcase

Spoken Word Festival: DEEP! Brag Event

Sidewalk Arts Festival 2014 Sat / 26

A fundraising dinner and pre-party for the Kite Flying Festival on Sunday. Auction items include kites, local artwork and jewelry. 6-8 p.m North Beach Grill, 33 Meddin Dr. call for pricing 912-508-4164

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

Helen Levitt Lecture Thu / 24

A Moveable Feast Lecture: Letters From Composers: Musicians Speak

Armstrong's Emily Grunstad-Hall, assistant professor of Music, presents the final lecture in the series offered by Armstrong Atlantic State University. With music by Brian Luckett, guitar, Benjamin Warsaw, piano,and Grundstad-Hall, soprano. 7 p.m Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public. armstrong.edu

Southbound Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings

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 E Lathrop Ave. $10 for souvenir pint glass and 6 tasting tickets. 21+ only. info@southboundbrewingco.com

Spoken Word Festival: Irotic Opening (An intelligent night of erotic poetry)

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A 21+event for the more sensual crowd. An enticing ride conducted by just music and words. Interactive couple games and featured spoken word artist Reia Chapman. Includes an open mic segment. 8 p.m The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St. $10

Friends of the Library Book Sale

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Savannah Wine Cellar, 5500 Abercorn St., Twelve Oask Shopping Center. $20

Annual used book sale. All books $1, except for specialty items. Benefits the Live Oak Public Library system. 3-7 p.m Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. liveoakpl.org

AquaCurean: The AquaCurean Challenge

Enjoy the top seafood & spirit recipes from around the country prepared by Chef Michel and distinguished visiting chefs. Top entries from the seafood & spirits competitions will be showcased for tasting and voting. A benefit for The Savannah Harbor Foundation.


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7:30 p.m Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. $50/$75 /$90 aquacurean.com

Job Fair

Local employers will be on hand, taking applications for positions such as forklift/ clamp operators, landscaping, jockey truck drivers, hospitality and more. Call ahead to preregister. 10 a.m.-1 p.m Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410B Richards Street. Free and open to the public. (912) 525-2166

Nighttime Nature Walk: Call of the Wild

Walk the trails with a naturalist guide to hear nocturnal animals call. 8 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Critical Mass Savannah

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

Dance: Giselle - Love Loss Triumph

The spring performance of the Savannah Arts Academy Dance Program. 7 p.m Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. $15 Adults; $10 Students/Seniors 912-395-5000. seatyourself.biz/saa

Film: Le Week-End (UK, 2013)

CinemaSavannah presents a regional premier. Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg (Lindsay Duncan), a long-married British couple, revisit Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. Written by Hanif Kureishi. Winner of Best Actor BAFTA Award and the San Sebastian Film Festival. 93 minutes. 5 & 8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $8 musesavannah.org

Film: The Wizard of Oz (USA, 1939)

Toto, I don't think we're in Savannah anymore. 7 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8 lucastheatre.com

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Annual used book sale. All books $1, except for specialty items. Benefits the Live Oak Public Library system. 10 a.m.-5 p.m Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. liveoakpl.org

NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens

This self-guided walking tour includes eight private gardens and the Massie School gardens in the historic district, North of Gaston Street aka NOGS. A southern tea will be held at the Green Meldrim House from 2-4 pm each day. -26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m Green Meldrim House, 14West Macon St. $40 912-447-3879. gardenclubofsavannah.org

R.U.F.F. - Retirees United For the Future

R.U.F.F. meets to protect Social Security and Medicare and to support progressive and environmental groups. Guest speakers address current issues. All are welcome. 10 a.m.-11 p.m Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. facebook.com/ruffsavannah

Southbound Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings Daily Southbound Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings

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

Spoken Word Festival: Grown Folks Poetry Slam

A competitive event in which seasoned poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. $500 cash prize. Registration at 7pm. 7:30 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Film: The Wizard of Oz (USA, 1939) fri / 25

$10 to compete. Free admission for audience. Donations accepted.

Stephen Medlar, Percussionist

A student recital. 2:30 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public. armstrong.edu

Saturday / 26 4th Annual Mars Theatre Benefit Bike Ride

Riders will be able to choose a 18, 37, or 65 mile course, or to participate in a much shorter family fun ride through downtown Springfield. Registration will be between 7:30 and 8 am in the Mars Theatre Parking Lot in downtown Springfield (109 S Laurel Street, Springfield, GA), with the ride to begin at 8:00am. Proceeds will be donated to the Mars Theatre to aid in continuing reconstruction efforts. 8 a.m Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $35 per rider over the age of 12 912-754-1118. info@marstheatre.com

AquaCurean: The AquaCurean Celebration

The main event: a smorgasbord of culinary champions and cocktail creations. Music guides attendees through craft-spirit booths, spirited education, hand-crafted cocktails and award-winning seafood dishes. Craft spirit tastings and seminars, seafood demonstrations. A benefit for The Savannah Harbour Foundation. 1-5 p.m Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. $75/$85/$100 aquacurean.com

Big Ferry Guided Hike

A 2-3 mile hike on Skidaway's Big Ferry Trail, through a maritime forest, learning early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head. 2 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Books Launch

Anahata Healing Arts Center will host local author V.C. Weeks for a reading and book signing this Saturday. 5 nonprofit organizations including Veterans for Peace, Wellstone Action, the Courage to Resist Project, Truthout, and Deep Center, Savannah’s own children’s literacy organization, will share in the net proceeds. 7-8:30 p.m Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Free 99PercentBooks.com

Campfire and S'mores at Skidaway Island State Park

Enjoy an evening under the stars and meeting new people around a campfire. S'mores will be provided. Meet at the amphitheater. 8 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Chatham County Sheriff's Office Deputies collect unused, expired, or unwanted prescription drugs.

Deputies will partner with the DEA to safely collect unused, expired, or unwanted prescription drugs. The three collection site locations are; Wal-Mart 4725 Highway 80, Wal-Mart 6000 Ogeechee Rd, & WalMart 1955 Montgomery Cross Rds. 10 a.m.-2 p.m Free 912-652-7682. wfwermuth@chathamcounty.org continues on p. 6

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Conflict MMA

Headlining the event is current Conflict MMA Promotions Heavyweight champion and Georgia’s own, Nick Smiley (6-2 record). 6 p.m Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $25-75 savannahcivic.com

Dance: Giselle - Love Loss Triumph

The spring performance of the Savannah Arts Academy Dance Program. 2:30 & 7 p.m Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. $15 Adults; $10 Students/Seniors 912-395-5000. seatyourself.biz/saa

Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com

Friends of the Library Book Sale

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Annual used book sale. All books $1, except for specialty items. Benefits the Live Oak Public Library system. 10 a.m.-5 p.m Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. liveoakpl.org

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Georgia Historical Society Annual Book Sale

Proceeds from this annual used book sale are used to care for the oldest collection of Georgia history in existence and to purchase new acquisitions. Donations welcomed. Members only preview sale, 9am-10am 10 a.m.-5 p.m Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St. Free and open to the public. (912) 651-2128. library@georgiahistory.com

Gospel Explosion 2014

A star-studded concert presented by Phi Pigma Kappa and benefiting the American Diabetes Association's Kiss-a-Pig campaign. 4 p.m St. John Baptist Church, 522-28 Hartridge St. 912-353-8110, Ext. 3091. mcenter@diabetes.org

Music: Armstrong University Singers 7:30 p.m St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. $10 armstrong.edu

NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens

This self-guided walking tour includes eight private gardens and the Massie School gardens in the historic district, North of Gaston Street aka NOGS. A southern tea will be held at the Green Meldrim House from 2-4 pm each day. April 25-26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m

Green Meldrim House, 14 West Macon St. $40 912-447-3879. gardenclubofsavannah.org

Pet Care and Adoption Fair

Fourth annual fair benefits Jacob G. Smith Elementary School and the participating local pet rescue agencies. Over 30 vendors, including groomers, veterinarians, and trainers. Services include low-cost pet vaccinations, heartworm testing, low-cost pet micro-chipping, pet nail clipping and dog washing. 12-3 p.m Jacob G. Smith Elementary School, Lamara Street Free and open to the public. 912-691-8788. happypets@tailsspin.com

Saturdays with Alderwoman Shabazz

Residents in Savannah’s 5th District are invited to meet with their Alderwoman every 4th Saturday of the month. Residents may come with specific issues and concerns, or just to meet their representative on Savannah City Council. District 5 runs roughly west of Bull Street and north of 36th Street, and also includes newly developing areas of the City in the southwest quadrant of Chatham County. fourth Saturday of every month, 2-4 p.m Shabazz Seafood Restaurant, 502 W. Victory Dr. Free and open to the public. 912-651-6410

Savannah Philharmonic: Grieg & Mahler

Finale concert of the Phil's fifth season features Mahler's Fifth Symphony. PreConcert Talk Series presented by Savannah Friends of Music. 7:30 p.m Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. see website savannahphilharmonic.org

Sidewalk Arts Festival 2014

The 33rd annual SCAD festival offers students, alumni and prospective students an opportunity to create temporary chalk masterpieces on the park's paved walkways. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Free and open to the public. scad.edu

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 East Lathrop Ave. $10 for souvenir pint glass and 6 tasting tickets. 21+ only. info@southboundbrewingco.com


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Spoken Word Festival: Spitfire Saturday All Stars

AquaCurean: Tail-End Sunday Jazz Brunch

Cocktails and shrimp tails, a Bloody Mary bar, champagne, seafood and breakfast buffet & jazz music. An unforgettable brunch with a few surprises. A benefit for The Savannah Harbor Foundation. 12:30-3:30 p.m Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. $45 per person advance/$55 per person aquacurean.com

Usually an open mic, this show will instead feature local artists who have shown dedication and consistency to their craft on the Spitfire Saturday stage. Northerner Ibrahim Coastal Jazz Association Tribute to Duke Ellington Saadiq will also feature. Joshua Davis and CJA's Jazz-Just Up the Road series presMarquice L. Williams will host. ents "The Rite of Swing", their 28th annual 8 p.m tribute concert. With the Savannah Jazz Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Orchestra. Featuring saxophonist Nikolai $10 for sitters. Panov. Spoken Word Festival: The Come Up 5 p.m Youth Poetry Slam Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. A competitive event for poets from the Free and open to the public. 21st Century After School Learning Center. savannahjazzfestival.org Judging by audience members. K-12 will showcase their writing and speaking skills. Dance: Giselle - Love Loss Triumph The spring performance of the Savannah Sign up at 11 am. Arts Academy Dance Program. 11:30 a.m 2:30 p.m Sol C. Johnson High School, 3012 Sunset Blvd. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. 10th annual Turtle trot 5K $15 Adults; $10 Students/Seniors Mark the opening of nesting season! Ben912-395-5000. seatyourself.biz/saa efits sea turtle conservation at the Tybee Marine Science Center. Times are approxi- Friends of the Library Book Sale Annual used book sale. All books $1, exmate; they’re on Tybee time! cept for specialty items. Benefits the Live 7:30 a.m. registration Oak Public Library system. Sunday is $5 8:30 run/walk Bag Day--everything must go. Tybee Pier Pavilion 2:30-5:30 p.m TybeeMarineScience.org Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Turtle Release at Tybee Island liveoakpl.org Apex, a rehabilitated sea turtle patient, is released into the ocean by the Georgia Sea Literature lecture: Flannery's Heroes in Reverse: They Start at Home Again, Turtle Center team. Release takes place by Helen Borello immediately after the Turtle Trot 5k. Helen Borrello, SCAD professor of Lib9 a.m eral Arts and president of the Flannery Tybee Pier Pavilion O'Connor Childhood Home, will explore Free and open to the public. how and to what effect Flannery's stories TybeeMarineScience.org invert the paradigmatic hero's journey Veritas Academy Scholarship identified by mythologist Joseph CampFundraiser Gala bell. Part of the O'Connor Home's Spring 9th Annual Gryphon Gala featuring ReLecture Series. gency Dancing Demonstrations with Public 4 p.m Participation! Silent & Live Auction, Tast- Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton ing Stations from Local Restaurants, Live Street. Music, all proceeds to scholarships. Free and open to the public. 5:30-9:30 p.m flanneryoconnorhome.org Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Parker Ramsey Organ Recital 1 International Dr. Ramsey, the first American to be organ $50 per person scholar at King’s College Chapel, Cam912-238-1222. info@veritassavannah.org bridge, performs a concert of works from the 17th and 20th centuries. Reception follows. 5:30 p.m St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 West Macon Street. Free will offering.

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Tybee Island Kite Festival

A kite flying festival and awareness raising event for Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group. Kite design contest for the students of Savannah Arts Academy, kite flying tricks and displays, with music by The Band With No Name. Bring your own kite or get one at the festival. 11 a.m.-2 p.m North Beach Parking Lot, between the beach and the Lighthouse. $10 for beginner's kite and bowl of gumbo. 912-786-5447. goag1543@aol.com

Vinyl Appreciation

How-to-DJ demos from 5pm-6pm. Graveface Records & Curiosities sells new and used records on site and Foxy Loxy provides complimentary treats. Last Sunday of every month, 5-10 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $3 donation vinyl912.tumblr.com

Monday / 28 Five Years of Fabulousness

The fifth anniversary of Johnny and Paula's neighborhood gathering spot. Starts outside at 4pm, moves indoors at 8pm. Remarks at 6pm. Music by Trae Gurley. Food drive benefiting America's Second Harvest. 4-10 p.m bar.food, 4523 Habersham St. facebook.com/barfoodsav

Odd Lot Monday Night Madness

Savannah Fashion Week: Diane von Furstenberg Trunk Show

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

A presentation of the brand new summer collection from Diane von Furstenberg. 10 a.m.-6 p.m BleuBelle Boutique, 5500 Abercorn St., Twelve Oaks Shopping Center. savannahfashionweek.org/

Savannah Fashion Week: Savannah Fashion Advocate Award

Presentation of this award to Savannah Mayor Edna B. Jackson. Open to the public. Held at 201 West Broughton, corner of Broughton and Barnard. 11 a.m savannahfashionweek.org/

Savannah Fashion Week: UNO DE 50 Jewelry Trunk Show

An introduction to the store's newest jewelry brand addition, hot off the design floor in Spain. 12-6 p.m Zia Boutique, 325 West Broughton St. savannahfashionweek.org

Savannah Fashion Week: Design-YourOwn Workshop

A hands-on workshop with customers designing their leather clutch, cuff, koozie or keychain and having it crafted on the spot. 3-8 p.m Satchel, 311 W. Broughton Street. savannahfashionweek.org

Tuesday / 29 Music: The Armstrong Jazz Ensemble 7:30 p.m Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. $6 armstrong.edu

Savannah Fashion Week:L *Space Trunk Show A preview of a new swim collection – just in time for summer. 10 a.m.-6 p.m James Gunn, 8413 Ferguson Avenue. savannahfashionweek.org

Savannah Fashion Week: Mamie Ruth and MLiz Trunk Show

A trunk show where customers create their own headband and jewelry bar. 1-7 p.m Mamie Ruth Showroom, 20 W Taylor Street. savannahfashionweek.org

Savannah Fashion Week: American Girl Trunk Show A fun afternoon for girls and their dolls, with pint-sized fashions for dolls and matching outfits for girls. Refreshments and treats will be served. 12-6 p.m Sara Jane's Children's Boutique, 202 East 37th St. savannahfashionweek.org

Savannah Fashion Week: Beach Bash!

A chance to indulge beach fever with a collection of the latest resort wear, beach bags and summer essentials. 12-8 p.m Trunk 13, 414 Whitaker Street. savannahfashionweek.org

Savannah Fashion Week: Modern Bronze Trunk Show

A trunk show of hand-made jewelry, from Custard Boutique and Modern Bronze, Southern jewelry makers from TN. 10 a.m.-7 p.m Custard Boutique, 422 Whitaker St. savannahfashionweek.org

Savannah Sand Gnats Baseball: Two for Tuesday

Buy-one get-one-free Miller Lite or Coors Light all night long. Sand Gnats plan the Delmarva Shorebirds. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8 Gen. Adm.

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An Evening of Jazz Guitar featuring Jackson Evans and Tyler Ross

Film: Charles Grodin 79th Birthday Mystery Screening

Psychotronic Film Society salutes the beloved, dry-witted comic actor with a mystery screening of one of his lost romantic comedies. Title will be revealed at showtime. For mature viewers. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7 sentientbean.com

Georgia Historical Society Annual Meeting and Lecture

Keynote Address: Where Did Freedom Come From? by Edward L. Ayers, University of Richmond president and Civil War scholar. 5 p.m First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223 Bull St. Free and open to the public.

Lunch and Learn with Susie Chisholm

Savannah native shares how she went from graphic artist and painter to well-known sculptor whose bronzes can be seen in Ellis Square, and Lake Mayer. 11 a.m Cohen's Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. $45

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Free Health Screenings for Kids

Free eye, ear, dental, and nutrition screening for Chatham County School students. (Normally a $30 fee applies when getting the screening at the health department). 8 a.m.-noon Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive (facing Sallie Mood Dr.). Free and open to the public. No appointment needed. 912-644-5217

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A documentary about Carine Roitfeld who ran French Vogue for 10 years. 6 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. $10 at door, $5 with student i.d. savannahfashionweek.org

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Savannah Sand Gnats Baseball: Pack the Park for The Zoe Foundation

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The Gnats take on the Delmarva Shorebirds. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr.

Tybee Beach Ecology Trips Tybee Breeze Tybee Joy Vacations

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Each musician performs compositions separately with the ensemble and perform together for the final portion of the show. Accompaniment by bass guitarists Maggie Evans and drummer Ron Wiltrout. 7:30 p.m Trinity UMC, 225 West President St. $10 912-233-4766. trinity1848.org

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Memorializing MacPhail – or not? The process was so long, in fact, that during that time the Georgia Department of Corrections switched its method of execution, from electric chair to lethal injection. One of the things Davis was executed Sept. 21, 2011, at a we love about Savannah state prison in Jackson, Ga. He was buried is how she spins her old in Savannah that Oct. 1. stories, hangs on to them If you’ve learned anything at all about old lovingly like family heirSavannah stories, you’ll guess there’s a racial looms, bringing them out aspect to this one. You’d be right: MacPhail on special occasions, was white and Davis was black. polishing them a Nearly all the witnesses incriminating little with each retelling. Troy Davis were African American. It was The flip side of that nostalgia—the side a majority African American jury that first we don’t celebrate—is that not all Savanfound Davis guilty, after only two hours of nah’s old stories involve happy things, and how the unhappy tales often resurface again deliberation. Race would become a crucial part of the and again when we try to get things done in story later, with some very legitimate questhe present day. tions regarding the unequal application of One such old Savannah story— if 25 the death penalty. These questions gained years is at all old by local standards—is the tale of Mark MacPhail and Troy Anthony new momentum after seven witnesses for Davis, and events which began the night of the prosecution recanted their testimony. Race resurfaced again recently, when the Aug. 19, 1989. For those relatively new to town, it’s a very Chatham Area Transit board considered putting a memorial to MacPhail near the important story to know, with real-world ramifications today. Here’s the short version: site of his murder. In most cities, a monument to a policeBefore construction of the huge, glowman killed in the line of duty would merit ing new Joe Murray Rivers Jr. Intermodal zero controversy and an immediate unaniTransit Center near MLK and Oglethomous vote in favor. rpe, that site was occupied by a crappy old But Savannah is not most cities. Greyhound station with a crappy old Burger Some African American CAT board King, overlooking a crappy old parking lot. Beyond it loomed little more than the bridge members—who also hold other elected positions—objected to a monument specifito South Carolina. cally for MacPhail. That part of Savannah is chock-a-block County commissioner Priscilla Thomas with new hotels, SCAD dorms, and trolley said, “There are a lot of hard feelings in this tour kiosks now, but back then it was the very definition of a “darkness on the edge of community because at this point because they feel that their relatives have been town,” as the old Springsteen tune goes. ignored.” Officer Mark MacPhail, a 27-year-old James Holmes, also a county commisSavannah policeman and former Army sioner, said, “When have we [CAT] got into Ranger with two young children, lost his life near the crappy Burger King drive-thru the business of honoring our fallen officers?” Now’s probably as good a time as any to that night. While working off-duty security, mention that CAT’s gleaming new Intermohe came to the defense of a homeless man being pistol-whipped in the parking lot in a dal Transit Center is named for a still-living former politician and CAT director and cost dispute over alcohol. taxpayers about $15 million. A jury found a Savannah man, Troy Reasonable people can disagree about Davis, guilty of shooting MacPhail with a Troy Davis’s guilt or innocence, and about .38 pistol in the face and the heart as they capital punishment’s morality, inequitable grappled. MacPhail never drew his gun. application, and effectiveness or lack thereof. During a two-decade appeals process, But there has never been even the Davis became a cause célèbre for popes and hint of a debate about the appropriatepresidents, and the focal point of internaness of MacPhail’s actions. A memorial to tional efforts to stop the death penalty. He MacPhail’s bravery and sacrifice doesn’t have aged from a street tough fresh out of his to invoke Davis at all. teens to a bespectacled middle-aged man. by Jim Morekis

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In the end, the CAT Board agreed to a weak compromise: A new memorial to all 51 fallen local police officers—even though one such memorial already exists, in the median on Oglethorpe near police HQ. It was a typical politician’s non-solution solution: Split the difference, avoid as much responsibility as possible, and move on. Here’s the surprise: I sort of agree with them. I agree there shouldn’t be a specific memorial honoring Mark MacPhail. I agree with MacPhail’s now-grown son, who said, “We will never need a plaque to remind us that a hero fell there.” I agree that the already-existing memorial to fallen officers is probably sufficient. But here’s what I want the new memorial to honor: The memory of all victims of gun violence in Chatham County. Violence which has claimed dozens of dead and injured victims each year in Savannah since MacPhail’s death in 1989, and since Davis’s execution in 2011. Three just this past week, one dead. You’ve probably never heard of a guy named Michael Cooper. His name was rarely mentioned during the two decades the media covered international efforts to release Davis from Death Row. But Cooper is the unspoken part of this particular Savannah tale. If you’re going to tell these old stories, you need to tell the whole story. Cooper was also shot in the face that August night in 1989, one hour before MacPhail was killed. Cooper survived, but several .38 shell casings at his shooting tied Troy Davis to the MacPhail murder, cementing Davis’s guilt in the jurors’ minds. Mark MacPhail was a hero. Michael Cooper, by most accounts, was far from it. Regardless, bullets from the same gun changed both their lives and the lives of their loved ones forever. Bullets don’t care who’s good or who’s bad. Who’s black or who’s white. Who’s a cop or who’s a criminal. Maybe our memorials to their endless stream of victims should be the same way— faceless, numberless—so we can see the true enormity of the problem facing all of us. 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 www.canyonranchinstitute.org, email CRI@canyonranchinstitute.org, Tweet @CRIHealthyWorld, or call CRI in Savannah at (912) 443-3264. We encourage you to get involved!

Live in hope, not fear: The Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program Health is the opposite of fear. We’re all afraid of losing our health. We all fear diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and cancer. We fear losing our limbs, losing our ability to move, and losing our ability to think clearly. We fear losing the ability to enjoy the world, to enjoy friends, and to enjoy families. Fear, as Franklin D. Roosevelt so aptly told the nation at the depth of the Great Depression, is the enemy. Fear can make our small problems feel like mountains and our small steps toward healthy living feel like marathons. This is as true in Savannah as it is across the nation and around the world. Last week, here in Savannah, a small group of committed individuals set out to change their world by addressing their fear. The Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) formally launched with the first group of participants at Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care, Inc. on Broad Street. The CRI LEP is a truly integrative health program encompassing elements that address our minds, our bodies, our spirits, and our emotions – including our fear. During the first of 12 weekly sessions, participants were asked to describe their fears about their own health. Some of their fears include: • My weight makes me unattractive and I will be alone always. • Losing parts of my body. • I fear becoming morbidly obese. • Heart failure, diabetes, and congestive heart failure. • Being too stressed. • High blood pressure that might lead to kidney failure. • Always being overweight. • I am always exhausted. • My health deteriorating. • Not being able to control my high blood pressure. • That I might die before my husband,

Consider these easy changes to your life that can help you prevent chronic disease and live a healthier and happier life: • Park in the parking spot farthest from your destination, not the closest. • Eat one less fried food item each week. • Take a moment to breath, relax, and meditate to manage your fear and stress. • Drink more water and less sugary drinks. • Focus on your own sense of purpose. Ask yourself: “What do I want to create with my life?” To find your sense of purpose, think of what makes you happy. Also, notice where your mind goes when your thoughts wander – is it to a place of A hallmark aspect of the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) is the selection and training of a Core Team of health and wellness profession- fear or a place of hope? These are important questions for your health and well-being. als at the partner site. In Savannah, Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care, Inc. is As Canyon Ranch Institute founder Mel the local partner. CRI team members led a one-week Bridge Practicum training for Zuckerman says, “Health is a resource for the Core Team, concluding with a live preview for people interested in taking part in the program. In the image above at the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees’ Gar- your life, not just whether you are sick or not. Use your health to make your world den, CRI LEP in Savannah Core Team fitness professional Palmer Steverson, right, a better place for you and everyone you demonstrates correct body positioning for a squat. Palmer is a certified personal trainer at Fitness on Broughton. Albert Grandy, CPA, (left) is CEO of Curtis V. Cooper know!” Primary Health Care and his wife Michelle Grandy, RYT, is a certified yoga instructor. All three are members of the CRI LEP Core Team who are offering the CRI LEP in Savannah. because I’m the only one who takes care of him. Today is always the best day to start to address your fears, to improve your health, to start to prevent and even reverse chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, heart disease, and obesity. As the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, “As a nation, 75% of our health care dollars goes to treatment of chronic diseases. These persistent conditions—the nation’s leading causes of death and disability—leave in their wake deaths that could have been prevented, lifelong disability, compromised quality of life, and burgeoning health care costs.” The Canyon Ranch Institute Savannah Partnership (CRISP) is just getting started to work with individuals, businesses, and a wide variety of organizations here in Savannah to address the problem of chronic

disease and eliminate the unnecessary burdens created in our lives – financially, emotionally, socially, and culturally – that are caused by unhealthy lifestyles. Unhealthy behaviors include smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not moving our bodies enough, eating more food than we need or not enough healthy foods, and a very common problem – not sleeping enough because we let our fears and worries keep us awake. All of us working with Canyon Ranch Institute, including 17th U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, are grateful to Charles H. and Rosalie Morris, Connect Savannah, and our growing list of partner organizations and participants in CRISP. We invite you to join us in any way you can. The road to better health starts – always – with a single small step.

As announced last week in this space, the CRI Healthy Garden is another program in the CRISP effort in Savannah. CRI will be announcing the date and location of the first organizational meeting in this space next week. In the interim, if you’re interested in joining this effort to create a healthy green space filled with healthy food and flowering plants let us know by telephoning CRI in Savannah at (912) 443-3264; Tweeting @CRIHealthyWorld, or by emailing CRI@canyonranchinstitute.org.

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Locals only mind that true locals—at least the welcome ones—always tip and bus their own tables. You’ll want to get yourself good and lost a few times, since that’s the way to discover When Buddhist philosothe best views and the secret parking spots, pher Jon Kabat-Zin (or was it Buckaroo Banwhich can often overlap. (Case in point: Top zai?) wrote “wherever level o’ the Robinson Parking Garage you go, there you are,” it on Montgomery Street. Always plenty of was to gently remind spaces and 360 degrees of gorgeous, baby.) us that we can’t Most importantly, put your money where escape ourselves, no the action is. While your blood might have matter how far we to run blue to be deemed native around run or how high we climb. here, anyone can become an instant local by I take it to mean that we’re all locals, no supporting the artisans, shops and services matter what the GPS coordinates. within an arm’s reach. Micro economies are As a former denizen of sprawling desert the wave of the future, and “hyperlocality” metropolises, tiny California hippie towns is the new buzzword. (“Sustainability” still and now Savannah, I do my best to cultivate reigns, but it’s so 2009.) a mindset of provincial pride everywhere I The big brains at ThincSavannah have live. deemed 2014 the “Year of the Local,” and Or wherever I visit, for that matter: One they’ve opened up their hip co-working of my proudest moments was being asked space and entrepreneurial incubator above the way to the Empire State Building while Ellis Square to showcase how art, comvisiting New York City, where I have only merce, food and activism collide. lived in my imagination. (The imaginary It was pretty thrilling to stand smack rent’s still ridiculous, but my fictional closet in the middle of the intersection a couple is huge!) of weeks back as Thinc partners Ashley In a world where most of us are transBowersox and Tom Shimada filled their planted from somewhere else, I’ve developed space to bursting with homegrown names a little formula for growing local roots: that could end up as your favorite brand: First, familiarize yourself with the events Frothy IPA from World Beer Cup gold and personalities profiled in the area’s alter- medalist Moon River Brewing Co. native independent newsweekly, as in the flowed under a massive canvas of dueling fine one you’re reading right now. There may pugilists by artist Jared Seff, part of an By Jessica Leigh Lebos jll@connectsavannah.com

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We’ve got to keep bringing together local business, local products and local talent,” exhorted Ashley Bowersox, wagging his head of wild silver hair. “Eventually magic is going to happen. be other square-shaped, free publications around, but you’ll know it’s really “alternative” and “independent” from the unapologetic liberal opinions and Rob Brezny’s Real Astrology in the back. For the best crash course ever, get your hands on a copy of their annual “Best Of ” issue (Connect’s “Best of Savannah” drops on May 21; if you’re reading this before midnight on April 23, you can still vote!) Next, spend some time in the independently owned coffeeshops. (There will not be a mermaid on the paper cups.) Chat up the baristas, even the cranky ones. Bear in

exhibit curated especially for the evening by the creative revolutionaries of ArtRise Savannah. Deliciously represented were the onewoman enterprises of Savannah Squeeze juice ace Chelsea Dye and confectionary temptress Kelly Spivey of the Chocolate Lab. The air was redolent with the aroma of summer barbecues courtesy of Legendary Live Oak Charcoal, and samples abounded from Verdant Kitchen, hawking their tasty ginger syrup harvested on Savannah philanthropist Howard Morrison’s Lebanon Plantation.


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Fresh grub grown just a few miles away graced the tables, much of it prepared by 22 Square’s Chef Lauren Teague, who stepped off the elevator with the smell of fresh-baked bread wafting behind her. Striding next to her was the lovely and charming Jane Fishel, who has landed a perfect post as 22 Square’s food and beverage manager since closing down the Sparetime. (This Jane shouldn’t be confused with über local Jane Fishman, also in attendance and quite lovely, but who would probably laugh hysterically if you tried to order a Manhattan from her.) The conversation continually circled around how to grow all these little local seedlings into a vibrant economically, artistically and environmentally sustainable garden: ArtRise director Clinton Edminster kibbitzed with Bluknowledge tech star Erika Tate, writer Kris Monroe chatted with realtor Jason Nielubowicz. Proceeds benefitted the Forsyth Farmers Market, and director Teri Schell was presented with a check to help keep our local farmers flush with customers. “We’ve got to keep bringing together local business, local products and local talent,” exhorted Ashley, wagging his head of wild silver hair.

“Eventually magic is going to happen.” Held quarterly, each Year of the Local event is a giant loop encompassing how to eat, think and do business meaningfully and responsibly in Savannah. Some people call this “networking.” I call it subversive economic rabblerousing that diverts money away from the soulless corporate-political megasystem. It may cost a little more in the short run to buy local, but the rewards come back around fast. Social scientist Michael H. Shuman writes in his book Going Local that keeping our dollars close to home “does not mean walling off the outside world,” but rather moving control of our economies “from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back into the community where it belongs.” “Locals only” used to be the turf warning of jerky surfers, which isn’t very Zen. In 2014, think of it as your invitation to the party. CS The next ThincSavannah Year of the Local event will feature a whole marketplace—mark July 11 on your calendar and get ready to shop.

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news & Opinion | city notebook Savannah made national news last week, when a carriage owned by Historic Savannah Carriage Tours went out of control downtown. The grainy surveillance video got plenty of play on multiple news programs. The wild ride began near Ellis Square and covered six city blocks, injuring the driver and several tourists, and causing minor damage to several parked cars. The horse —eventually calmed by pedestrians armed with carrots—wasn’t hurt. Police say that at some point the bit came out of the horse’s mouth and the animal lost its bridle, hence the driver lost control. “That change of venue, if you will, is a startling event for a horse. It changes everything,” says Taylor Watts, owner of Savannah’s Plantation Carriage Company. The timing of the incident couldn’t be worse for the national carriage tour industry. Incoming New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is flexing his progressive bona fides by pushing to ban Central Park’s treasured horse-drawn carriages and replace them with electric faux-antique cars. “They’re not humane, they’re not appropriate to the year 2014. It’s over,” De Blasio has said of the famous carriages. Last week, actor Liam Neeson countered sarcastically at a press conference supporting the carriage industry: “That’s just what New York needs—more cars on the streets.” A Facebook page called “Carriage Horse Cruelty” draws attention to incidents similar to Savannah’s, in a passionate effort to expand the proposed Central Park ban to all carriage tours around the country. One commenter wrote about Savannah’s Ellis Square incident: “When are you fucking Southern IDIOTS going to learn a HORSE is not a CAR.” Carriage operators in Charleston, New Orleans, Savannah, and elsewhere are taking the threat seriously, and furtively look north for a precedent that might signal the end of their livelihood as they know it. “That’s the feeling across the industry,” worries Watts. Meanwhile, Las Vegas is bucking the trend, so to speak, starting its own carriage tour industry from scratch in the desert. Back in Savannah, a much older town whose streets were designed for animals, not cars, Watts simply says: “Horses built this city.”

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Now, the four local companies utilize ten different points between them, ranging from Madison Square to St. Julian Street. As elsewhere, individual carriage drivers in Savannah are ticketed personally for driving infractions, such as running a red light or failing to turn lights on—but other infractions, such as faulty equipment, are ticketed to the company itself. On the always-controversial issue of aniby Jim Morekis mal rights and hot summer temperatures, jim@connectsavannah.com there is no city or state law currently governing the conditions under which a Savannah carriage tour must operate. The local ordinance simply says: No animal shall be subject to any condition or treatment, whether in service or out of service, which will impair the good health and physical condition of that animal. “There is an agreement with the carriage operators that as the temperature increases, our level of monitoring increases. We’ve worked with the industry to come up with those standards,” Lidy says. “When the humidity and temperature reach a certain level, there’s another layer of protection where they might then pull their horses off the streets.” Lidy says whenever summers get unusually hot, the level of citizen complaints rises with the mercury level. A screen capture from the surveillance video showing the April 14 incident, which “A couple of years ago when it was super covered six city blocks in the Ellis Square area hot, we got a lot of pushback. That normally the horses, and know which stimuli are Ambassadorship Department. happens every year,” she says. more effective to that animal and which Currently the City has a separate horse “The operators are the ones who most aren’t,” says Watts. carriage ordinance, a “tour-for-hire” ordiwant to protect the horses, because they He cites the example of something as sim- don’t want to damage them and have them nance, and a newer quadricycle ordinance to ple as a piece of paper blowing in the wind address the Savannah Slow Ride. not be able to operate in the future.” as an event which might unnerve a horse “All of them have different rules and The City requires that each horse get a regulations for that particular industry,” says and make it difficult to control. minimum of two checkups by a vet per year. An idiosyncrasy of the current ordinance Lidy. “We’d like to merge them under one Watts explains, “We put a lot of effort is the longstanding ban on carriage tours ordinance.” into maintaining and monitoring the horses between 4:30-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. One thing that Lidy says is unlikely to throughout the year—not just in July when It’s a ban which anyone attempting to change is the City of Savannah’s remarkably its 97 degrees outside and Aunt Bertha sees drive downtown during afternoon rush hour a hot horse.” trusting relationship with the four carriage has probably noticed emphatically does not tour companies here. apply to tourist trolleys and buses. Indeed, Savannah’s carriage ordinance TO SEE FOR YOURSELF what a “That’s from 1977,” laughs Lidy. “The is largely unchanged from its inception in tightly-regulated carriage industry looks like, rationale at the time was that was when the head two hours north to Charleston. 1977, and is mostly a series of guidelines leaving day-to-day operation up to individ- first company here in town would take the At any given time, only 20 horse or mulehorses back to the stalls for feeding time.” ual companies. drawn carriages from five companies are Ironically, such a ban would be much Training of drivers, for example, is left up allowed out on Charleston streets. to the companies and usually involves a 4-8 more effective on motorized tourist vehicles, Not a single one more. since horse carriages are actually required to week period. Your carriage driver halts at Market “It’s not something that occurs in a week. pull over for auto traffic. Trolleys and buses, Street waiting for the 20th carriage to return however, are specifically prohibited from pull- to its barn so you can begin. A runner By the time we get to the point drivers ing over, no matter how slow they go. are going out by themselves, they’ve had a sprints from the barn with the “tag” proving THE LARGER THREAT comes as The last notable confrontation between substantial amount of training time,” says that the 20th carriage has returned. Savannah is considering a new consolidated Watts, who opened his company here in the City and local carriage tour operaA lottery wheel right on the corner in ordinance that would “level the playing field” 1999 after years of horse tour experience in tors came two years ago, when a new Wet front of you pops out a plastic ball which between carriages, trolleys, and walking Willie’s location led to the removal of the Charleston and elsewhere. determines which of three designated zones tours, says Bridget Lidy of the newly-created long-standing tradition of carriage tours “This is industry is not a science, it’s an your tour will cover. You don’t get to pick embarking from City Market. 14 City of Savannah Tourism Management & art. You have to be patient and work with which zone, and neither does your driver.

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city notebook | continued from previous page The reason has little do with out-of-control horses or hot summer temps, but geography and history. “Something Savannah has going for us that Charleston doesn’t is James Edward Oglethorpe,” says Taylor Watts of our remarkably carriage-and-pedestrian friendly urban design, in contrast to Charleston’s tightly-constrained historic district. “In Charleston there’s only one way on and off the peninsula. There are two ways south and two ways north. That’s it,” he says. “If their carriage industry tries to tour more than 20 carriages, there just isn’t anywhere for them to go. That’s how the lottery system evolved in Charleston, to spread them out.” While we have an ordinance dictating that carriages must be spaced out, Savannah’s drivers have more freedom to freelance routes in the case of congestion, construction, or the presence of another carriage. Any new Savannah tourism ordinance will likely not include any notion of tour zones—though carriages will continue to be prohibited from major thoroughfares such as Bay and Broughton Streets. As to the actual number of carriages, “At this time we do not have any limitation on the amount of horse and carriages or any other kind of tour number or type of tour to be out on the streets,” Lidy says. While Savannah generally prides itself on doing things differently from Charleston, there’s one area our carriage tour industry modeled directly on Charleston’s: Horse poop. In Charleston, equine waste must be immediately marked by a half of a rubber ball with a flag on it, and sprayed with disinfectant. The driver must immediately call or text for a cleanup crew.

the core historic district as a holding zone where motor coaches, if they’re dropping people off at the Cathedral or something, can go park, idle, whatever,” she says. “But it should be out of the historic district, allowing less congestion, as opposed to having a huge motor coach circling around the square waiting for the tour to be over.” Lidy says the City is ramping up its enforcement and collection of the “preservation fee,” a $1 per head charge on each person over the age of 12 taking a carriage or motorized tour, including audits of local tour companies. “As tourism is increasing and the revenue was staying at the same level, we were sort of BUT PERHAPS THE BIGGEST dif- scratching our heads,” says Lidy, explaining ference between the Charleston and Savan- that the City is shooting for about $620,000 a year to be collected from those fees, to go nah carriage industries is their volume. to preserving monuments, maintaining the In Savannah, carriage tours are simply a Visitors Center, and funding 2.5 enforcemuch smaller part of the overall picture. ment positions, among other needs. “Here your big companies are the trolley She says the intent of the new Tourism companies,” explains Watts. “In Charleston your big companies are the carriage compa- and Management and Ambassadorship nies. And they are as big as Old Town Trol- Department and associated ordinances is “to sustain the positive economic impacts of ley here. They move a lot of people there.” the tourism industry, protect historic assets, Increasingly in Savannah, however, the respect resident’s quality of life, and enhance conveyance of choice that’s also moving a lot of people is the growing phenomenon of the visitor experience.” Its creation came out of feedback from a large chartered motor coaches. “One of the big issues is the sheer number process led by the Tourism Advisory Comof motor coaches coming into town now, to mittee in 2013, and includes input from the Downtown Neighborhood Association, drop off people at The Lady and Sons for Historic Savannah Foundation, Visit Savana quick lunch as they’re coming off I-95, or nah, and the Tourism Leadership Council, dropping them off at a hotel,” says Lidy. As infill development for things like new among others.  “This new department will not only be hotels increases throughout downtown, the involved with enforcement related activities number of unused large parking lots for motor coaches to spend idle time is decreas- —like writing tickets—but also moving to a mode of compliance, where we don’t have to ing, says Lidy, causing a real crunch. “My dream world is have an area outside write tickets but companies are proactively Savannah has installed a virtually identical system, with cleanup provided by a separately contracted company owned by one of the local carriage tour operators, and funded by a regular fee. “Three weeks ago, for example, we noticed a lot more spills. We notified the companies that, hey, spills are picking up,” says Lidy. “We hand-delivered letters to the companies so they could warn drivers that we’d be stepping up citations if it continues.” (In Savannah most tour infractions are only $100, compared to multiple hundreds in Charleston; the exception here is motor coach violations at $250.)

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cooperating,” Lidy says. It’s all directed toward a more holistic approach to local tourism—not so much viewing it as a conglomeration of separate industries, but as more of a single entity. “Our tourism product continues to get more and more complex, with more hotels and many terrific new restaurants coming in,” says Visit Savannah President Joe Marinelli. “We all have to work together to maintain some level of balance between the residential experience, the retailer experience and the visitor experience.” “There’s a certain visitor that really enjoys the horse and carriage tour. Then another type of visitor very much enjoys the Segway tour. I love that the new offerings available here are helping us appeal to different tastes,” he says. TWENTY BUCKS. That’s about how much a carriage tour costs per person— roughly the same as a walking tour or a trolley tour. Except horses must be fed, stabled, groomed, and cared for every day, regardless of weather or how busy the season. Why do carriage tour operators do it, when it’s much more profitable to round up a bunch of tourists with to-go cups and stroll around telling ghost stories? “It’s a lifestyle choice. If I was looking to do something for money, I’d be doing something totally different,” says Watts. “I was fortunate enough to keep all the kids in the barn with me until they went off to school. Who else gets to do that?” cs To read Savannah’s carriage tour ordinance, go to: http://library.municode.com/index. aspx?clientId=11556 and search for “horse.”

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Let’s start with those investigations of animal mating habits you take issue with. It’s often said 9 percent or some other low proportion of mammals is monogamous. So? A puppy reaches maturity in a year; a human newborn needs 11 to 12 years. There’s an explanation for monogamy right there. Except it doesn’t hold up. Among chimpanzees, the species most closely related to us, the young reach maturity in 8 to 15 years, comparable to humans. But chimps mate promiscuously and never pair off. Although the young remain with their mothers, there’s otherwise minimal family Psychology Today advocates multiple partners and open marriages and offers “evidence” structure. Alpha males dominate, and have sex more often than males farther back in that monogamy isn’t possible. This bugs me. the alphabet, but they don’t have harems to Why are they doing this? Comparing man to animals is just weird to me, because we’re sup- organize and defend. You may find that weird, Ms. Good Wife posed to be separated out by reason and moral(although no doubt some guys are thinkity, right? ing: the chimp’s life for me). My point is, —The Good Wife, Austin, Texas there’s nothing in our biology that demands monogamy. Sure, it has practical advantages. Psychology Today, ever on the cutting For humans, rearing the young is a more edge, has had monogamy in its crosshairs lately. A casual search turned up at least nine labor- and resource-intensive process than for chimps, who don’t have college tuition to articles on the subject in the last year, from “The Curious Couple’s Guide to Occasional contend with. But I’ll bet we could come up Non-Monogamy” to “But Honey, I Thought with some free-love it-takes-a-village kibbutz thing if we put our minds to it. You Meant ‘Socially’ Monogamous!” Here’s A lot of Psychology Today contributors a representative quote, from “The Truth About Polyamory” by Deborah Taj Anapol: think that, now that we’ve arrived at our “Our cultural obsession with monogamy present advanced state of civilization, we’d is going the same way as prohibition, slavery, be happier if we abandoned the impossible dream of happy lifetime pairing and tried the gold standard, and mandatory military service. In other words, while serial monog- something else. The question is whether we’re actually doing so in significant numamy is more popular than ever, lifelong monogamy is pretty much obsolete, and for bers. Answer: Of course we are. It’s just not called polyamory, or some other trendy better or worse, polyamory is catching on.” term. It’s called divorce. Let’s break this down: Let’s look at monogamy alternatives, from Monogamy is on a par with prohibition, least to most common (I’ll ignore celibacy): slavery, etc. Spare me. Open marriage—that is, a married couple Polyamory is catching on. Depends how we define the term. If strictly, show me your who expressly allow each other to have other sex partners. I don’t doubt there are secure, cites, lady. If more liberally, we can talk. stable individuals who can handle this longMore below. term without tears. But not a lot. PT conSerial monogamy is in, lifelong monogamy tributor Michael Castleman cites unnamed is out. True beyond dispute. However, we “sexologists” as saying 1 percent of marneed to clarify what we mean. Time for the ried couples are “committed to occasional straight dope.

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a government document to commemorate that big step (for a filing fee, of course). In fact, according to the news site RocketNews24.com, since only one party need file the document, the town hopes the form will become a strategic step to declare one’s love without the need for messy, face-to-face, rejection-risking confrontation (and also become a robust municipalrevenue producer).

casually considered how to wield his newly acquired “authority.” He was arrested in April after asking at a Tulsa tanning salon for a law-enforcement discount - to get a $34 session for $10. • Misunderstanding: Four Maine State Police troopers rushed to a home in the town of China in January, alarmed by 911 calls about an assault in progress (according to neighbors who reported Great Art! raucous screaming). • British artist Millie Trooper Thomas Bureau Brown, 27, profiled in Janufound that the suspected the easter ary in London’s Daily Mail, “crime scene” was the bunny forgot creates Jackson Pollock-style home of a pig farmer, who about me canvases by vomiting on them showed troopers the pen after ingesting colored soy out back in which a male had been placed with five milk. Brown (whose work sows “in heat” and that the hangs in London’s Ripley’s squealing (either by the Believe It or Not! showcase) sows or the beleaguered Government in Action said she fasts for two days male) was not unusual. • A scandal erupted in 2013 at Minot prior to public performances • Hard Times Ahead: (N.D.) Air Force Base when missile-launch and, as the show starts, times (1) Ms. Terry Boyd, 52, specialists were charged with cheating on her ingestions so that the was ordered to probaproficiency tests, but additional documents proper hues don’t premation in Wausau, Wis., in uncovered by the Associated Press in March turely mix in her stomach. February on charges of 2014 show that the problem was worse Her appearance, at work, in a than originally reported. The overall missile- Lady Gaga music video brought her a some- imprisoning two men in a second-story bedroom, leaving them screaming for help from launch program, run by “missileers,” was what larger audience. Said the understated Brown, “I am able to challenge people’s per- a window. According to police, Boyd had judged “substandard” - the equivalent of an refused to release the men until at least one F grade in school - and “rehabilitated” in the ceptions of beauty.” agreed to have sex with her. (2) After Maria • Paris’ Hunting and Wildlife Museum eyes of Air Force officers only because the Montanez-Colon, 58, called 911 in Febru91st Missile Wing Command’s support staff hosted, from April 1 to April 13, artist (cooks, drivers, clerks, etc.) scored very high Abraham Poincheval’s real-time demonstra- ary in Punta Gorda, Fla., the responding officer reported that she immediately began tion of “birth and rebirth” - his living comand brought the command’s overall perforfondling him, describing herself as “horny,” pletely inside a hollowed-out bear carcass mance to the equivalent of a D. noting “I haven’t been penetrated in years.” the entire time, eating, drinking, reading, • The tax software company Vertex The officer politely declined and warned her sleeping and relieving himself (down the reported in March, via the Tax Foundabear’s legs) before a live camera, with a view- about frivolous 911 calls, but Montaneztion, that tax-hating American states have ing window for spectators. Poincheval, who Colon was arrested shortly afterward when somehow organized themselves into nearly in a previous installation lived for a while in she called again, asking the second respond10,000 sales/use-tax jurisdictions with ing officer, “How else am I going to get (to a hole, likened the experience merely to the distinct rules, coverages or exemptions. have sex)?” cramped quarters of astronauts. Ironically, states criticized as tax profligates • Possibly DUI: (1) Michael Moore, sometimes have the simplest systems (e.g., 61, who had left home in a huff on March one set of rules covering the entire state, Police Report 4 after his wife accused him of excessive such as in Connecticut, Massachusetts and • Petty Theft: (1) Although Douglas drinking, was arrested later that night in Washington, D.C.) while states regarded Lydic, 29, escaped from a patrol car in as refuges from intrusive government often December in Commodore, Pa., while hand- Hobe Sound, Fla., after more drinking at a bar. He suggested to police that he knew he have the most complicated (e.g., 310 differcuffed (and was soon re-captured), proswas drunk, but had taken the wheel to try to ent jurisdictions in Utah, 587 in Oklahoma, ecutors declined to charge him with fleeing “drive it off.” (2) Bryan Hill, 24, was arrested 994 in Iowa and 1,515 in Texas). since he was merely being “detained” at the in Indianapolis in March, passed out in the • Formally asking a sweetheart to “please time. However, they did charge Lydic with be my (boyfriend/girlfriend)” is said to be theft of the handcuffs. (2) Petty and Tacky: driver’s seat of his car at 4 a.m. wearing only a T-shirt, underwear and one sock. The a traditional romantic milestone in JapaDustin Bell, 25, wearing a police officer’s officer said Hill “did have pants on, but they nese relationships, and the town of Nagarbadge that had been stolen from the Sand eyama in Chiba Prefecture now provides Springs, Okla., department, apparently only were on his arms. Both arms were inserted First-term U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida is already among the House’s most conservative members, but his Republican primary challenger claims to be even more so - but with a quixotic, longtime hobby as a costumed, role-playing “gamer.” Challenger Jake Rush (in his day job, a lawyer) portrays supernatural characters as a prominent member of the national Mind’s Eye Society and Florida’s Covenant of the Poisoned Absinthe, including a vampire named “Chazz Darling,” who, according to a Yahoo message board, once left an explicit, bodyparts-bloodying threat to a role-player with whom he had been feuding. (The Florida political report SaintPetersBlog broke the story - and was quickly criticized, less by Rush’s political defenders than by the indignant “cosplay” community, feeling mocked.)

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(1) Japan’s largest, most influential organized-crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, recently launched an extensive anti-drug, humanitarian campaign with a website and folk-song-like ballad extolling the group’s civic-mindedness backing up photographs of earnest, joyful men at work in their communities. (2) Italy’s former premier, Silvio Berlusconi, booted out by voters last year after he finally embarrassed them (and who is awaiting sentencing for tax evasion and trial for bribery), began a comeback in March - by becoming the face of a dogand-cat rescue program. “Dogs and cats,” he assured supporters, “will help (the Forza Italia party) win the European elections.”

Redneck Chronicles

In April, Louisiana state senators rejected Sen. Elbert Guillory’s over-thetop campaigning to make “chicken boxing” legitimate, dismissing his proposed bill and leaving the “sport” banned along with cockfighting. The proposed law would still have permitted sharp spurs on fighting roosters’ legs, but required promoters to cover them with rubber gloves. Guillory had pleaded with colleagues, “(There would be no) blood ... no knives ... no cruelty ... no abuse,” as he futilely held up pairs of the tiny gloves.

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Not Ready for Prime Time: (1) Mr. Yafait Tadesse was sentenced in federal court in March to a year in jail for filing fraudulent tax returns for certain “Wal-Mart employees,” from fictitious addresses, for 2012 and 2013. Among the fake returns that Tadesse apparently failed to double-check was that of supposed Georgia Wal-Mart employee “Eric Holder” - the U.S. attorney general. (2) Ryan Trembly, 29, was charged with trying (futilely) to rob Bubbles Hair Salon in Annapolis, Md., in April. Explained the salon’s receptionist, “He was like, ‘Give me all your money,’ and I said, ‘Not today!’ Who tries to rob a salon?” Trembly left, to the sound of her laughter, and was picked up at his mother’s house. CS By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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They call it “retrofuturistic.” Fair enough. Equal parts The Day the Earth Stood Still, Pulp Fiction and Mystery Science Theatre, Alabama’s Man or Astro-Man? built a career out of combining surf rock, sci fi, and punk-infused weirdness. There’s a definite Devo-meets-the Cramps vibe to a Man or Astro-man? show, as you’ll see if you investigate the Alabama band Friday, April 25 at the Wormhole. The band started in Auburn, an otherwise conservative college town where bizarre-ness was often met with intense gratitude from students hungry for quirky diversions. Although MOAM? formed in 1992, and indeed shared a club-circuit heyday with such southeastern artists of the era

as Southern Culture on the Skids, the Woggles and They Might Be Giants, a lengthy (12 year) hiatus ended with the Steve Albini-produced Defcon 5 .. 4 .. 3 .. 2 .. 1 in 2013.

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Russian-born saxophonist Nikolai Panov is the Coastal Jazz Association’s guest artist for this year’s The Rite of Swing, the 28th annual Savannah tribute to the immortal Duke Ellington. The multi-piece Savannah Jazz Orchestra, as always under the direction of Teddy Adams and Randall Reese, takes the lion’s share of the Duke salute; this time around, the vocalist is Priscilla Albergottie-Williams, who sings on the SJO’s album Satin Doll (The music of Duke Ellington & Johnny Mercer). It’s free at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at AASU’s Fine Arts Theatre. 

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• Let us not forget that the wonderful Woggles are at Hang Fire this Thursday, April 24 (you read Jim Morekis’ interview with Mighty Manfred in last week’s issue). Sharing this bill, it bears reminding, is the only Savannah band to ever come close to marching the raw grit and guitar ferocity of Sticky Fingers-era Rolling Stones. Of course, I’m talking about Superhorse. Any band with Kevin Rose and Keith Kozel out front is gonna be the real deal. If you snooze, you lose. • Jazz guitarist Jackson Evans is one of our city’s musical treasures; I, for one, wish he’d play more concerts and fewer restaurants. Aha! Evans and fellow guitarist Tyler Ross will perform (individually and together) at the next installent of the Trinity United Concert Series, April 30. This series is organized by another player we’re lucky to have, Velvet Caravan pianist Jared Hall. Admission to the 7:30 p.m. show will be $10 at the door. • Tuesday, April 29 at Graveface Records and Curiosities: Uku Pacha EP launch featuring live electonic sets by Obamabo, Good OJ, Sunglow and Vinay Arora, with after party to follow at the Wormhole with Djs Aeo, Electronic Underground, ADRV and Sleepless Music The Graveface festivities start at 7 p.m. • See you at the Jinx May 3, as Whaleboat and Ambrose share a bill. • Also want to remind you about the DJ party of the year, Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap and Dance-Off, May 10 at Dollhouse. This was great fun at Stopover 2013. • The Accomplices are on the road this week, but there’s something local in the works: A second full-length recording, to be called A Truck, a Train, an Old Dump Pile. The band will debut the new record with a show May 24 at Southbound Brewery. CS

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Effingham County enters a new age with a re-vamped theater by Bill DeYoung bill@connectsavannah.com

“A lot of the artists I’m bringing haven’t really had a home in the Savannah region that wasn’t a bar,” says Deadwyler, who has a lengthy history working with Georgian performing arts booking and production. “And the size venue we have really kind of fits a certain range of artists.” Already on the boards are shows by Atlanta jam band god-daddy Col. Bruce Hampton, the bluegrass group Red June, and blues artists Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and James Lee Coleman. Not only will there now be something to do in Springfield, there will now be something cool to do. Concert tickets are reasonably priced, too, at $15. Deadwyler intends to have two or three “big” shows per month. The Mars will be made available for local rentals as well—already booked are the Effingham High School Chorus and the Savannah Children’s Choir. To keep the bills paid during concert downtime, brand-new digital movie equipment has been installed (the first feature will be The Amazing Spider-Man 2, opening in Springfield—and everywhere else—on

May 2). “I think a lot of people think it’s still going to be a movie theater,” Deadwyler chuckles. “Until they go on the website and see what I’ve got planned.” See for yourself at marstheatre.com. Ten years ago, the ball began to roll with a community organization called the Springfield Revitalization Corporation. In 2013, the Fox Theatre Institute—of which Deadwyler is an active participant—came up with grant money. And then the City of Springfield ponied up. The idea is that the Mars will spark more downtown revitalization and community development on Laurel Street. “This is very much an investment in the city and an investment in the future,” says Deadwyler. “It’s been shown over and over again that small towns that re-invest in the arts, and re-invest in an old theater in their community, it kind of brings back some life to their town. So that’s the hope here. “Instead of investing it in a new sewer project, or the other things cities invest in, they decided to invest in their downtown.” CS

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So what’s in Springfield? Well, Effingham’s county seat hasn’t had a movie house since 1957, when the Mars Theatre’s doors were shuttered. (To put things in perspective, ’57 was the year of The Bridge on the River Kwai, Jailhouse Rock and An Affair to Remember). The times, it seems, have caught up with Springfield. Thanks to a grassroots campaign that expanded to include a nearly $1 million check from city government, the Mars has been gutted, refurbished, remodeled and refitted, and lives again as a stateof-the-art performing arts hall, with 230 comfy seats in 21st-Century air-conditioned comfort. And a balcony. “Seventy percent of the people that live in Effingham County work in Savannah,” says Tommy Deadwyler, the city’s newlyappointed the Director of Cultural Affairs, and the guy who’s running the show(s) at the Mars. “If you did that commute every day, and

you had an opportunity to spend time in your own community … it’s a really nice thing to have entertainment right here in your own community. I think that’s important for anyone. The more access we have to the arts, the better off we are.” Opening weekend starts with an April 25 performance by the Austin-based Americana/bluegrass band the Greencards, featuring transplanted Aussies Kym Warner and Carol Young (hence the name). “The Greencards have elevated Americana with great vocals, great playing and songs that are strictly theirs,” said American Songwriter. Among other high-water marks, the Greencards landed at No. 1 on the Billboard bluegrass chart with the album Viridian. On April 26, it’s Von Grey, from Alpharetta. Sisters Kathryn, Annika, Fiona and Petra von Grey have an undeniably supple sibling-harmony sound, which they layer over finely-etched acoustic music in Fleet Foxes style. And in the afternoon on April 27, 84-yeart-old gospel/blues singer Essie Mae Brooks performs.

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It’s a pivotal moment for Peter Shannon and the Savannah Philharmonic. As the orchestra prepares to close out its fifth season—fittingly with Mahler’s weighty Symphony No. 5—they’re moving it into a larger venue, the 2,200-seat Johnny Mercer Theatre. And Shannon, who recently became a U.S. citizen along with his wife, Quynh, has taken a second job. You read that right. On April 10, Shannon was announced as the artistic director and conductor of the Jackson Symphony in western Tennessee. Fear not, Savannah, our Irish superman isn’t leaving town. At 45, he says, he went looking for an additional gig to fulfill himself both artistically (studying, learning and juggling two different and quite complicated seasons of music) and professionally (he and Quynh are the parents of two small children). Shannon has been conducting for 20 years, and wants to realize what he calls his earning potential. “Most good conductors have two, sometimes three orchestras that they would be an artistic director of,” Shannon explains. “Some trans-Atlantic. Some trans-Pacific. I would also be open to having an orchestra in Europe, because I’m European. But it’s very, very hard on the body. When this job came up in Jackson, it’s a little bit smaller than Savannah, but it has all the working bolts.” When Shannon arrived in Savannah in 2007, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus was in an embryonic stage. With the 52-year-old Jackson organization, he says, “The support group is already there. Not like when I came to Savannah, where I had to more or less build everything up myself. I don’t have that workload in Jackson.” Shannon is also deeply interested in music education and community outreach, and Jackson maintains a fully-functioning youth orchestra. He likes that. “So it’s well manageable for me to be the artistic director, and conduct all the concerts there,” he says. “And they have more or less the same schedule as Savannah, about once a month. “I said to Savannah, if you want to keep me, you’re going to have to allow me to work. And they really did want me to look for other opportunities. It was a very conscious decision on my part—“I’m going to apply for smaller orchestras that I think I can do well.” He insists this change is not the overture to any sort of full departure from Savannah. “I think it’s the opposite,” Shannon says emphatically.

“Had I not, in the next couple of years, managed to secure a smaller orchestra, I probably would be leaving to a bigger orchestra. This basically allows me to achieve my artistic potential, to conduct more, to learn more music, to be able to have new experiences.” Although he’ll have to keep an apartment in Tennessee, Savannah is, and will remain, his home. So, how will this work? “Really, it’s a one hand washes the other kind of thing,” Shannon says. “This allows me to do repertoire that I can use in Jackson, and vice versa. They’ve got a massive library, and they can access a lot of stuff. And the staff are very experienced and knowledgeable. “There’s going to have to be some giveand-take in the scheduling, but as regards the repertoire it really is wonderful to do a concert in Savannah, and then be able to transport it to Jackson. But I won’t be doing concert-for-concert, a carbon copy.” Indeed, the April 26 Savannah Philharmonic season-closer does not appear on the Jackson Symphony’s concert list. The first half will feature the conductor’s wife, concert pianist Quynh Shannon, as a soloist on Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor. She is a professor of music at Savannah State University. And then there’s Mahler’s massive 5th. “I’ve heard it said that Mahler was a musician of extremes,” Shannon enthuses. “It’s very happy, it’s very sad, it’s very loud, it’s very soft. Lots of verys! Just everything to the nth degree. “One moment you’re in the depths of depravity and depression, and two minutes later you’re at the absolute height of spirituality, pushing towards transcendence. It’s just unbelievable. He has a way of absolutely ripping your heart out, and next thing you know you’re in Heaven.” Nearly every Savannah Philharmonic concert in the Lucas Theatre has sold out; that’s one reason this one’s been moved to the Mercer (more seats). But it’s also the largest group of musicians the orchestra has used in its five years (86 pieces). “We could do it in the Lucas, but it would be very tight,” Shannon says, “And it will come across better in the Johnny Mercer.” CS Savannah Philharmonic Season Finale Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. When: At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25 Tickets: $16-$70 at savannahboxoffice.com

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‘Everything is poetry’ Living life and spitting fire at the Savannah Spoken Word Festival By Bill Deyoung bill@connectsavannah.com

More than a means of self-expression, more than performance art, and certainly more than mere entertainment, spoken word is a form of direct communication between artist and audience. It can be joyous, it can be rough, it can be funny, it can be enlightening. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable or hard to hear. One thing spoken word is, always, is real. Marquice Williams, who took over the reins of Savannah’s Spitfire Poetry Group after the 2011 passing of founder Clinton D. Powell, understands the power and the passion of spoken verse. With Powell as his mentor, Williams (who splits his Spitfire responsibilities with Joshua Davis) came to realize that writing and “spitting” poetry, be it simple or complex, is a way to free whatever beasts happen to live inside you. Through the 21st Century Community Learning Center, Williams, 23, teaches the tension-release value of spoken word at Chatham area high schools. This week finds Spitfire, along with the Savannah State University-based W.O.R.D. (Way of Real Discovery) bringing multiple spoken word events to the city. The Savannah Spoken Word Festival—begun in 2005 by Powell and his like-minded collaborators —is a poly-syllabic celebration of the ways, means and techniques of spreading the word. Or, to be precise, the words. We met with Williams, and W.O.R.D. founder Jon M. Lattimore, 31, to get to the bottom of things. What does this kind of creative expression do for a person? Marquice Williams: This is therapy. The way I

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was taught by Clinton Powell when I first found spoken word poetry, when you write that poem you’re letting out those emotions. And there are people who have went through the exact same thing that you went through, and how dare you walk around when you made it through? You’ve conquered that, and now there’s other people out there who are going through the exact same thing, and they don’t know what to do. Then you get up onstage and you let all of that out. You take yourself back to that place where you were when you were writing. And you give that same emotion, and you’re able to change lives. You’re able to change perceptions. You’re able to bring people together.

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Jon Lattimore: If I want to get a message across to people, something I think they should know as far as my perspective on life, I think it’s all about delivery. It’s like when you want to talk to your children about morals and lessons in life, you put it in stories, like Aesop’s Fables or whatever. That carries on through life. You put it in a manner in which it’s exciting or great to listen to, and they’ll catch the message. Better than just going rrrr, rrrr at ‘em. It’s all about how you approach. I had to learn that myself. So if I go to schools to talk to youth about safe sex, let me put it in a poem. Give you a story about a girl and a guy, and the consequences that happened when they engaged in unsafe sex, or not waiting until it was the right time. And then it’ll explode in their minds. They’ve got the rhythm in their mind. They got the message through the poetry. I had my hardships in my life, and now I’ve got a way to release them. I

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Left: Spoken word performer Paradigm returns for this year’s Savannah events. Right: Marquice Williams at the mic. had my heart broken in the past. And I wrote a poem. And by me writing that, and then getting onstage performing it, I release that anger on the page and on the microphone, as opposed to going out there and murdering that … woman. We need more of that; let people express themselves with open mics and showcases. That’s healthier. I’m all about freedom of speech as long as it’s done in the appropriate environment. It takes away the pain and the hurt.

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SPOKEN WORD | continued from previous page had people Facebook me and say “What you talked about was real. I was going through that, and I need that message.” So you never know who you’ll touch, and you never know who you’ll entertain. They might hear it the first time, and it’s entertainment. Then they go through something, and they hear it again and they needed it.

things. Let’s talk about Saturday, April 26. That’s the big deal, yeah?

MW: That’s the big deal. Of course, we’re going to have the Youth Poetry Slam at Johnson High School that morning, so you’re going to get to see all of the kids that MW: That’s another art form of spoken word we’ve been working with in the 21st Century program come out and duke it out for the poetry, to bring that entertainment aspect. first place cash prize! And then it’s like “Holy crap, I’m actually After that, we’re going to have a poetry learning something.” It’s definitely what we workshop at the Abeni Cultural Arts Censhould have in the schools. ter Studio. It’s taught by Paradigm, who’s a Chicago native. She won the Poetry Slam JL: It’s all about energy, and being able to know how to use it. It’s like Clinton D. Pow- last year. And as our main feature for Spitfire ell taught us, create with your hands, and Saturday, we also have a new poet coming not destroy. And now it’s healthy for you, down, Ibrahim Saddiq. He’s also a northern it’s healthy for others. There’d be a lot less poet. He has some very controversial pieces, crime, a lot less hate, a lot less people doing destructive things to themselves and others. from the government to religion to community-based things. I think it’s really going to be an eye-opener for the community, and a What was Clinton’s philosophy about all growth experience too. CS this? MW: His philosophy is that everything is

poetry. The wind blowing outside. The way the leaves rustle in the Savannah breeze, that’s poetry. The way you walk. Your demeanor. The way you breathe. Your heartbeat. All of that is poetry. Poetry lives through everything. And he believed that everybody was a poet, no matter if you didn’t sing, or you didn’t write, any of that. You had some type of expression and that was your poetry. He was able to make people smile through it all. He was able to make people count it all joy, which was the name of one of his pieces. Count it All Joy. And no matter what’s going on: You’re having a hard day? Here, I’m going to read you a poem about peanut butter. And everything’s going to be fine now. It was the simple things in life. He really made you pay attention to the simple

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It’s early afternoon on a Friday, and Troy Allen is itching for the school bell to ring. “I have so much to do this weekend,” says the Savannah Arts Academy junior, ticking off tasks on one hand. “I have to order some more leather pieces, I have a shift at the restaurant and I still need to finish a few pieces for the pop-up shop.” Like most 18-year-olds, Allen is driven by the generational catalysts FOMO (“fear of missing out”) and YOLO (“you only live once”). But instead of bingeing on Red Bulls or clubbing ‘til dawn, he channels that energy into his ambitions: When he’s not in class or manning the host station at SOHO Café, the burgeoning fashion designer spends every spare minute working on his new clothing collection, gracing the runway Thursday, May 1 during Savannah Fashion Week. Allen is the youngest in a distinguished line-up that includes the established brands of April Johnston, Brooke Atwood, Mamie Ruth’s Emily Bargeron, Cate Lyon, Faith Thornberg and other professional designers for SFW’s fifth year and first official local showcase. In addition to contributing five different looks for the catwalk in Forsyth Park, he’ll contribute garments in various sizes for the racks of the event’s pop-up shop on May 2. If that weren’t recognition enough of his style skills, the young sartorialist is also the first scholarship recipient of the Savannah Style Fund, SFW’s newly created charity arm. “We always partner with a charity for Fashion Week, and we wanted to create a way to inspire and encourage students to pursue careers in the creative arts,” explains Heather Burge, SFW president and owner of BleuBelle boutique. “Proceeds from the runway show will go towards scholarships and supporting the fashion program at Savannah Arts.” After seeing his dramatic designs this year’s Junk 2 Funk show at the arts high school, Burge and the rest of the scholarship committee awarded Allen $1,500 towards college tuition as well as another $500 award to model Sophie Lichtman. Burge was already familiar with Allen’s wild knitwear collection from last year’s Savannah Independent Designers showcase, and saw great potential in his growing body of work. “He truly did personify everything we were looking for,” says Burge. “We wanted to see his look on the runway.”


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glue,” he shrugs. “April is the one who showed me about pattern-making and helped me understand the foundations.” He still counts her as a mentor, though the former Project Runway contestant now runs her Mangled Courtesan line from Pennsylvania. ( Johnston returns to Savannah for Fashion Week with the promise of mixing up red and white looks into her signature black.)

Allen has also found instruction in designer and stylist Brooke Atwood, who readily shares her business acumen and occasionally her studio space with its industrial machinery and surplus materials. He used Atwood’s favorite purveyor for the oversized white lambskin jacket for SFW, calling it his “most challenging project ever.” “Sewing leather is such a huge task,” he moans with self-deprecating theatrics. But it’s not technical details that he seeks from his vestiary guides: “Spending time with Brooke has helped me get my own point of view on fashion. She’s also taught me to look like a big business even if it’s just you.” Allen has also learned that it’s never too early to cultivate that professional demeanor: His designs have already caught the eye of influencers in New York, and he’s been able to line up several internship

opportunities in Brooklyn and Manhattan. That means he’ll finish up his senior year of high school online while navigating the beginning stages of his big city career. His family and teachers wholly support the leap. “Troy is a real piece of work,” offers SAA principal Gif Lockley with obvious affection. “He’s got charisma, and he can combine creativity with technique. He’ll be fine.” College figures somewhere in the plan, and Allen has set his sights on NYC’s Parsons School of Design, where he plans to study not just craft but marketing and management. As soon as Fashion Week is over, he’ll begin a new collection, funded by his earnings at his restaurant job. It’s a hectic dance, but Allen is determined to maneuver it with grace. As the kids say, you only live once. “I have this intense fear of running out of time,” he grins, pushing a fringe of hair out of his eyes. “There’s just so much I want to do.” CS Savannah Fashion Week When: April 28-May 3 Where: Various locations Tickets: savannahfashionweek.org

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Citing Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci as influences, Allen will present his line of tailored tennis skirts, oversized leather baseball jackets and oxford shirts to Savannah’s fashionistas. “I’m inspired by sportswear, even though I don’t like to play sports,” he laughs. “I’m all about accessibility. I want people to be able to go from the grocery store to Chive Sea Bar in my clothes.” Raised in Savannah “by a very fashionable mom,” Allen first experimented with needles and thread making his own costumes at SAA. (To almost everyone’s confusion and surprise, he’s actually a dance major.) While his knit pieces wowed audiences at the Savannah Independent Designers show last year, it wasn’t until he met Johnston that he really learned to sew. “Mostly I tore apart garments to copy them, and with Junk 2 Funk, we’re really just repurposing materials with duct tape and

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There are some decent-sized burgers in permutations that I have not yet personally encountered, such as topped with prime rib or pulled pork—a veritable meat-lovers paradise! The franchise researches local teams as well, so you’ll find every fave from Sand Gnats to Falcons with their T-shirts framed

up on the walls—now that’s dedication, folks! The place is noisy, to put it mildly, packed to the hilt with guys in jerseys, enthusiastically throwin’ back the brewskis, gazing up in awe at the panorama of sports or packin’ away scores of wings in their many-flavored splendor.


buffalo | continued from previous page Oh, yeah, and there’s a sprinkling of kiddos, as well as a gaggle of females attending, but this is a dude-a-licious haven of goodies like fried pickles, flavorful onion wings, jalapeño-laced cheese and seasoned fries with bacon on top. The vibe is heartily masculine, and even includes the infamous Blazin’ or Bust Challenge: Consume a dozen of their hottest wings in six minutes or under—no napkins or drinks allowed!—and get yerself a free T-shirt and full coverage on the loudspeaker. The wait staff was obviously chosen for good looks and sunny smiles, all of them wearing the regulation Buffalo Wild Wings jersey, and eager to help you make your best choice of the many sauces available. Just ask for a taste of the ones you’re interested in and they’ll bring you a small order of fries with a paper container alongside for dabs of any sauce you care to taste-test. Everybody has their favorite—just grab’em and ask—and will be happy to show you the Gift Shop where all the sauces are bottled and up for sale (along with T-shirts, of course). A Guest Host goes around to the tables to ask if there is any particular TV that you’d like them to tune in for you—65 TVs but only one game blares on the loudspeaker at a time—guests can request a

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The Foundry Show — Cast bronze and iron works displaying sculptures from nine artists. The artists utilized the lost wax process, one of the earliest technologies dating back 6,000 years. Together these artists completed the long journey of bronze casting from sculpting in wax, the “Dance of the Pour”, welding and patina. Opening reception Fri., April 25, 7-10 p.m The Sicky Nar Nar, 125 W Duffy St. Helen Levitt: In the Street — The exhibit, a collaboration with the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, displays the work of one of America’s ground-breaking photographers. The photographs are drawn from the permanent collections of both the Telfair and the High. April 25-May 31 Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Helen Levitt: In the Street – Lecture and Opening Reception — Jeff Rosenheim, Curator in

Charge, Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art will discuss Helen Levitt’s work. Post-lecture cash bar reception for members or guests with paid admission. Free for Telfair members and $12 for adults, $5 for students with ID. Thu., April 24, 6-8 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Meet the Artist: Marta McWhorter — Mixed

media assemblage artist will be on hand to discuss recent work during this meet the artist event. Sun., April 27, 2-4 p.m Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street.

Moving off the Grid: Acrylic Abstractions in Color and Line — A one night exhibition and recep-

tion of paintings by Stephen Darr. Geometric abstractions, influenced by circuit boards and underground subway maps, including vivid pairings that match up on all four sides and can be rearranged to create multiple compositions. A portion of proceeds benefits Hospice Savannah, Inc. Thu., April 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

Continuing 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. Will Morris’s film, Robert Morris’s paintings, and Charlie Ellis’s found object installations and sculptures overlap into a seamless exhibition. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

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Work by Stephen Darr is focus of a one-night show Thursday at Hospice Savannah 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. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

garden scenes ; some are very simple pencil sketches with loose washes of color and others are more elaborate studies. Ray Ellis Gallery/Compass Prints, Inc., 205 West Congress St.

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

Jason Middlebrook: Submerged — Middlebrook transformed logs once submerged in the Savannah River and that provided infrastructure for over 200 years. In the exhibition, these planed and painted planks hang from various heights and angles throughout the museum’s lobby. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

ing 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.

Cloud 6 — Six Savannah artists, Jose Ray,

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

Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon — An internationally traveling exhibition, featuring more than 100 works of American film icon Marilyn Monroe. Presented in a variety of media including photographs, paintings, and videos. Through July 27. telfair.org. telfair.org/jepson/. Through July 27 Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Matthew Brandt: Lakes and Reservoirs — Using

his surroundings as an additive medium, Brandt’s photographs are bathed in a mixture of water collected from the site in which the composition was derived. SCAD Contemporary Southern Landscape — The unique Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. landscape of the South is the subject of this exhibition of work by a wide range of The Metal Artistry of West Africa: From the Kole Colartists, media, and styles. Through Dec. lection — Drawn from the private collection 31. telfair.org. telfair.org/jepson/. Through of the Kole family. Armstrong Atlantic State Dec. 31 Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 University, 11935 Abercorn St. West York St. 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.

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

sketches for larger watercolors and oils that Ellis completed throughout his career. Beach and coastal marshes, sailing and

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

tion exhibited in the Alex Townsend Grand Courtyard. Mabry appropriates figures of Rodin’s “The Burghers of Calais,” adorning them with familiar American mascot heads. Part of SCAD deFINE ART 2014. Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Through June 22. scad.edu/defineart2014. scadmoa.org/. Through June 22 SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.


art patrol | continued from previous page process photography and lapidary jewelry by Lauren Redding. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

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

Luba Lowry and Carrol Kay. Lowry features oil paintings of Savannah scenes and portraits. Kay, a weaver and bead designer, creates handcrafted wraps and bags. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. Photographs of Fort Pulaski — The Muse is

an exhibition of photographs by Shannon Christopher, shot on Cockspur Island and at Fort Pulaski. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island. Re: Tale — A group show, depicting the sto-

ries people tell. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Relics, Ruins, and Artifacts — A new series by

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

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

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

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

works in stone, steel and wood, utilizing carving, grinding and welding to create elegant works which are at once technically proficient and conceptually engaging. Works are informed by both his worldly travels as well as internal struggles. Free and open to the public. Hours during the exhibition are by appointment. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. Standing Still — Recent landscape oil paint-

ings by Savannah artist Stacie Jean Albano. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Stations of the Cross: Lenten Art Show — Stations

of the Cross artwork as interpreted by 14 local Savannah artists. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. Upcycle: Functional Art from Recyclables — Turn-

ing trash and waste materials into art and functional items is the intent of this exhibition, featuring fourteen artists. Presented in collaboration with the Chatham County Recycling Center. Artists: Angela Burson,

Brian MacGregor, Carolyn J. Ingram, Debi Prasetio, Ellen Wyatt, Emma Wieckowski, Garrison Marr, Harry DeLorme, Jessica K. Key, Laken Young, Lind Hollingsworth, Linette Dubois, Nanci Zabko, and Susan Brinson. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Viviane Sassen: In and Out of Fashion — Sassen

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

Classes Creative Writing II — Creative Writing 2 is

designed for students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling. Students will have assigned readings and writing homework, which will be reviewed and critiqued workshop style by the instructor and classmates. Instruction will use student writing and outside readings to explore narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm, pacing and revision. Pieces of writing worthy of submission for publication is the goal, along with knowledge of strong narrative structures, beautiful and varying sentences, reading like a writer and refining the writer’s voice. $200 per person Mon., April 28, 6:30 p.m. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

DCA Summer Art Camp Now Accepting Registrations — City of Savannah’s Department of Cul-

tural Affairs is accepting registrations for Summer Art Camp. Art Camp begins June 2 and runs through August 8. Space is limited; advance registration required. Full payment due at enrollment. See website for fees and other information. savannahga. gov/arts. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

Art Classes and Lessons — Drawing and painting classes and private lessons offered by artist Karen Bradley. Call or email for details. 912-507-7138. kbillustration@ mac.com. Art Classes on Tybee — Tybee Arts Association

offers a variety of art classes every week: acrylics, oils, watercolors, stained glass, mosaics, jewelry-making and more. See website or Tybee Arts Facebook page for up to date schedule of classes. Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr.

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multi-level drawing and painting classes for youth and adults taught by local artist, Melinda Borysevicz. $35/class (4 week minimum) Portrait class: ten weeks, $425. Includes weekly model fee. $35/class. Four week minimum. ongoing. 912-484-6415. melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. cs

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It would be insulting and inaccurate to state that Wes Anderson is the Zeppo Marx to the Coens’ Groucho and Chico (or Groucho and Harpo, if you will), but as both sets of filmmakers have often leaned heavily on stylized dialogue, eye-popping tableaus and no small measure of eccentricity in both the storytelling and characterization departments, there have often been comparisons that have left the solo artist standing in the shadows of the sibling team. Because, for all his obvious talent, I’ve always found Anderson’s movies easier to admire than truly enjoy, kept at arm’s length by a coolly distant sensibility that didn’t always translate to film. But with 2012’s Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson finally broke through his own remoteness, and now with The Grand Budapest Hotel, he has ascended even further with what turns out to be the best film of his career. Working with co-writer Hugo Guinness, Anderson has concocted a fanciful tale marinated in whimsy and tinged with ruefulness. After a pair of framing devices, the film takes us to the 1960s, where an author ( Jude Law) spends most of his time in a crumbling, practically empty hotel located in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka. There, he meets owner Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham), who proceeds to tell him a story

that takes us even further back in time. T The setting is now the hotel during the early 1930s, when young Zero (Tony Revolori) is serving as a lobby boy under the tutelage of M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), the property’s ab-fab concierge. Gustave is superb at his job, which on the downside includes bedding the elderly — and wealthy — women who stay at the facility. One such individual is Madame D. (played by an unrecognizable Tilda Swinton in layers of wrinkled makeup), and when she passes away under mysterious circumstances, she wills an invaluable painting to Gustave. This displeases her son Dmitri (Adrien Brody) to such a degree that he frames Gustave as his mother’s murderer and sics the family henchman, the snarling Jopling (a frightening/comical Willem Dafoe, replete with pointy teeth), to bump off anyone who interferes with his diabolical plot. Thus, it’s largely up to Zero, with the aid of his girlfriend Agatha (Saoirse Ronan), to save his mentor and the day. Several of Anderson’s past films, works such as The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Fantastic Mr. Fox, have showcased unique visual compositions, and with its generous use of models and matte backdrops, The Grand Budapest Hotel follows suit. The playful art direction is matched by the jocularity of the screenplay, which mines


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DRAFT DAY

OOO 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?

THE RAID 2

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 time once again laying siege on another edifice, this new picture adds 50 more minutes to the original’s length - that comes out to a generous 2-1/2 hours, folks - in order to make room for a more intricate plot without cutting back on any of the mano-a-mano

The Raid 2: Two-and-a-half hours of gore.

skirmishes, gun battles and car chases. Not that it’s a newplot: Rama must pose as a criminal in order to infiltrate a powerful mob family. That hoary storyline has been used on countless occasions, but that’s because it’s both irresistible and intense, and The Raid 2 does it justice. Serving jail time as part of his cover, Rama gets close to Ucok (Arifin Putra), the spoiled son of crime lord Bangun (Tio Pakusodewo). Once they’re both released, Rama gets accepted by the older man into his gang, but danger is imminent for all concerned when a rival mobster named Bejo (Alex Abbad) tries to take control of the city’s underworld. In The Raid: Redemption, the only particularly memorable character aside from Rama is the villainous henchman Mad Dog, played by Yayan Ruhian. Apparently, writerdirector Gareth Evans agrees, as Ruhian has been brought back to play another villainous henchman, this one named Prakoso. This time, though, Evans has generously populated his film with numerous characters of note, among them Bangun and his wayward son as well as a pair of deadly assassins known only as Hammer Girl ( Julie Estelle) and Baseball Bat Man (Very Tri Yulisman). The Raid 2 is relentlessly gory, with Evans not always electing to cut away before the scene becomes too gruesome. One bullet piercing a body won’t do when 50 more can follow. Yet the violence is so absurd and overthe-top that it’s hard to take seriously - if it doesn’t quite reach the cartoonish levels of an Evil Dead II, it’s still miles removed from

the disturbing realism of a Schindler’s List. Obviously, not everyone will agree; even one of my critical colleagues walked out of the screening with a full hour to go. But if you can handle the bloodletting, then it’s worth catching The Raid 2, since underneath all that red glop is a genuinely absorbing action flick.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

OOO Roughly on par with 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, this film’s strengths are different than those of its predecessor. Under the tutelage of director Joe Johnston, The First Avenger is the most lowkey of all Avengers-related titles, with the story’s World War II setting and 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 continues on p. 40

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ample humor from the relationship between Gustave and Zero. Fiennes and Revolori prove to be a choice tag team, but they also shine individually, with Revolori making the most of his character’s whispery demeanor and Fiennes sensational as the concierge whose occasional buffoonishness can’t mask the tortured soul of a poet. Indeed, Gustave functions as the film’s conductive circuit, subtly discharging a melancholy air that informs a rose-colored fantasy that’s nevertheless very aware of the impending war soon to crush Europe. The Grand Budapest Hotel is Anderson’s best film not just because it makes us laugh, but because it makes us care.

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screenshots | continued from previous page 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 interest back in WWII, and it’s the star’s finest sequence in the entire picture. But whereas The First Avenger was more about the character, The Winter Soldier is decidedly more about the costume that he dons.

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Accomplished enough to wash away all the doubts that preceded its opening, director Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is a muscular and meditative work whose strengths 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, how a person sides in the prickly The Last Temptation of Christ vs. The Passion of the Christ debate might determine whether Noah is worth one’s time and money. Fans of Martin Scorsese’s deeply spiritual and honestly probing Temptation will want to take a chance on this new picture, while devotees of Mel Gibson’s snuff film Passion should probably stay away from the multiplex and pass the time painting Easter eggs instead. Helming his first production since he gave us 2010’s best film, the mesmerizing Black Swan, Aronofsky has teamed with frequent collaborator Ari Handel to fashion a Biblical epic unlike any before seen on screen. The basic outline of course remains the same, as Noah (Russell Crowe) is tasked by God to build a massive ark and fill it with all manner of animals before the rains wash away all remnants of corrupt humanity. He’s faithfully assisted in his assignment by his wife Naameh ( Jennifer Connelly, reuniting with her A Beautiful Mind co-star), sons Shem (Douglas Booth), Ham (Logan Lerman) and Japheth (Leo McHugh Carroll), and 40 adopted daughter Ila (Emma Watson). But

(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, it also doesn’t leave us wanting to avoid the sequel at all costs. In the YA film canon, that should be considered a positive.

Need for speed

OOP Based on the best-selling video game series, Need for Speed isn’t fast and furious as much as it’s hyperactive and mildly ticked off. The Vin Diesel-Paul Walker (RIP) F&F franchise may not be high art, but in its best moments, it’s high entertainment — a claim that can’t be made by this increasingly idiotic picture that could easily have been titled Dumb and Dumber had that moniker not Rain, rain, go away: Russell Crowe in Noah. been snapped up nearly two decades ago. as the weather turns rotten, scores of raiders appears to have a better shot than most. Aaron Paul is asked to do nothing but of the last ark lay siege to Noah’s craft, led It’s a movie that gets better as it proceeds, glower and grimace as Tobey Marshall, by the ruthless Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone). and it’s easy to imagine the series as a whole a mechanic who hangs around with his Thankfully, Noah and his kin are protected working in similar fashion, with each subse- annoying sycophants (Scott Mescudi, Rami by rock giants who were once fallen angels; quent installment better than the one which Malek, Ramon Rodriguez and Harrison equally fortuitous is the fact that Noah him- preceded it. Gilbertson) at his failing garage. His former self is a man of action, swatting away invadFor now, we’re off to a shaky start with the nemesis, a slick suit named Dino Brewster ers as if he were an Old Testament Indiana first installment in the franchise penned for (Dominic Cooper), offers him a lucrative Jones. the page by Veronica Roth. It’s the future, job of rebuilding a classic car, but once their Clearly, this isn’t your father’s Biblical and people choose to belong to one of five macho pissing contest begins, there’s an interpretation. Yet for all his deviations separate factions: Abnegation, the selfless illegal street race, one of Tobey’s crew gets - some which work, some which don’t ruling class; Erudite, the brainiacs seeking to killed by Dino, and Tobey ends up takAronofsky remains respectful of the source overthrow Abnegation; Dauntless, the city’s ing the rap. When Tobey emerges from jail material, and he adds an interesting twist by protectors; Candor, full of truth-tellers; and a few years later, he’s hellbent on getting having his protagonist grapple with the idea Amity, those happily toiling in the fields. revenge on Dino, so he opts to challenge of whether he and his family were meant to And then there are Divergents, those who him in an underground racing tournament survive the global flood. don’t fit into any one class and are deemed masterminded by a mysterious figure known Crowe delivers his best performance in dangerous by Erudite. as Monarch (Michael Keaton). years, portraying Noah as a devout individSixteen-year-old Beatrice “Tris” Prior Writers John and George Gatins provide (Shailene Woodley) is Abnegation by birth plenty of side incident, doubtless in an effort ual whose stubbornness and single-mindand Dauntless by choice - she’s really a edness occasionally blind him to doing the to dissuade people from dismissing this as right thing, despite his pure intentions. Divergent, though, which pits her against another movie based on a video game. Aronofsky has never made a movie that the Erudite leader Jeanine Matthews (Kate It’s commendable that much of the wasn’t a technical marvel, and Noah is no Winslet). Divergent stumbles out of the vehicular stunts and chases were filmed with exception. The effects team is also up to the gate, largely because it’s hard to ignore its actual cars and not CGI wizardry (director challenges set forth by its director, with the derivative nature: Tris’ ordeals often bring to Scott Waugh is himself a former stuntman), resultant CGI working in the service of a mind those of The Hunger Games’ Katniss but it’s hard to enjoy the mayhem when it’s story that demands its share of spectacuEverdeen, while all that’s missing from the presented in such nihilistic fashion. For a lar visuals. Perhaps the most important of ceremony in which each teen must choose popcorn picture, this is rough stuff, with our these is the seafaring ark itself, a monolithic his or her faction is Professor Dumbledore’s ostensible heroes so wrapped up in their construct that sails forth with God’s blessSorting Hat. vainglorious escapades that they aren’t coning even as the rest of the planet becomes no But as the story finds its own way, the cerned at all with how many civilians and more than a wide, watery grave. film improves, offering a nice contrast in police officers they might have killed. ObviDauntless leadership between the tough but ously, audiences aren’t expected to reflect on tender Four (pursed-lipped Theo James) DIVERGENT this sort of thing, but because the movie is and the cruel and callous Eric (sneer-lipped one of those chest-puffed-up pieces about OOP Jai Courtney), placing Tris and the other In the ongoing struggle to discover codes of honor and manly manifestos of recruits through some grueling tests (both another Young Adult title that might posmorality, its protagonists come off less like mentally and physically), and generating sibly earn Twilight- or Hunger Games-like heroes (or even anti-heroes) and more like dough -- adaptations like Beautiful Creatures, some real tension as Jeanine and her fellow petulant brats who get upset when Mom fascists instigate their coup d’etat. The Host and The Mortal Instruments: City tells them it’s time to put away their MatchThe film eventually overstays its welcome box cars. 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Activism & Politics

Black Women's Empowerment and Political Power: Featuring Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney

SSU's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dean's Engagement Initiative for Performance/Showcase Initiatives Grants sponsors a mini film festival, April 23, 2014 featuring three movies - "Pariah," "Beloved," and "Daughters of the Dust" - that showcase Black women's empowerment and political power, and the festival was originally designed to coincide with Women's History Month. Special guest speaker, Congresswoman Cynthia A. McKinney, who will lecture on “Race and Gender in Politics: Black Women in Congress”, April 24, 2014 Free and Open to the Publci Wed., April 23, 4-7 p.m. and Thu., April 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 601-497-4033. odoml@savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Wed., April 23, 4-7 p.m. and Thu., April 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Chatham Savannah Schools District 5 Town Hall Meeting

Pre-K to College: Are we connected and how are we performing? District 5 School Board representative, Mrs. Irene G Hines, will host the meeting. Also attending: Superintendent of Schools, Thomas B. Lockamy Jr., Ed.D., and District 5 School Principals from Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School, Haven Elementary, Hodge Elementary, Largo-Tibet Elementary, Pulaski Elementary, DeRenne Middle, and Beach High School. Free and open to the public. Wed., April 23, 6 p.m. savannah. chatham.k12.ga.us. Wed., April 23, 6 p.m Beach High School, 3001 Hopkins St. 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) 3417427 Free Thurs. May 1, meet Amy Tavio, Democratic candidate for Georgia's District 1, U.S. House of Representatives.. , 7 p.m. livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/GA/ savannah. Thurs. May 1, meet Amy Tavio, Democratic candidate for Georgia's District 1, U.S. House of Representatives. , 7 p.m

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Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Meeting

A meeting about the program and City of Savannah procurement process. A followup to a similar meeting held in February. City staff will be present to address questions regarding the M/WBE program and the City’s procurement process. Free and open to the public. Wed., April 23, 6 p.m. savannahcivic.com. Wed., April 23, 6 p.m The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Muffins with Mary Ellen

Alderman Mary Ellen Sprague hosts a weekly gathering for District 4 constituents every Wednesday morning. Residents and business owners of District 4 are invited 42 to drop-in to ask questions and discuss

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

local issues. Free and open to the public. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m. 912-659-0103. ogeecheecoffee.com/. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St. Saturdays with Alderwoman Shabazz

Residents in Savannah’s 5th District are invited to meet with their Alderwoman every 4th Saturday of the month. Residents may come with specific issues and concerns, or just to meet their representative on Savannah City Council. District 5 runs roughly west of Bull Street and north of 36th Street, and also includes newly developing areas of the City in the southwest quadrant of Chatham County. Free and open to the public. fourth Saturday of every month, 2-4 p.m. 912-651-6410. fourth Saturday of every month, 2-4 p.m Shabazz Seafood Restaurant, 502 W. Victory Dr.

and relevant images of work for proposed show 3. Link to artist resume (preferred) or artist resume attached as a PDF file ONLY 4. Type of work to be shown, including medium, general sizes, price range, and how many of pieces will be in the show 5. Link to artist statement (preferred) or artist statement attached as a PDF file ONLY . sentientbean.com/booking#visualarts. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. City of Savannah TV Show Seeks Entries

The City of Savannah's TV station, SGTV is seeking insightful and well-crafted profiles, documentaries, animations, original music videos, histories or other original works by or about the citizens of Savannah to run on "Engage", a television show produced by the city. Interested in collaboSavannah Area Young Republicans rating with filmmakers, artists, musicians Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, and others in producing original content via email or telephone, or see website for for the program. While the City does not info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr.org. offer compensation for such programs, sayr.org. Call or see website for informaSGTV does offer an opportunity to expose tion. Free . 912-308-3020. savannahyounlocal works to a wide audience. More than grepublicans.com. 55,000 households in Chatham County Veterans for Peace have access to SGTV. Submit proposals The Savannah chapter of a national orvia website. The City reserves the right ganization of men and women vets of all to reject any programming that does not branches of service, eras and duty stations, meet content standards. . savannahga.gov/ working to expose the costs of war and to engagesgtv. Gallery Seeks Local Artists support veterans and civilian war victims. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street, in downCall for meeting location. Last Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 303-550-1158. Last town Savannah seeks 2-D and 3-D artists to join its cooperative gallery. Must be a Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m Young Democrats full-time resident of Savannah or nearby Mondays at 7pm on the second level of area. Work to be considered includes Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the painting, photography, mixed media, Young Democrats Facebook page for more sculpture, glass, ceramics and wood. If information. Free . 423-619-7712. foxyloxy- interested please submit 5-10 images of cafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. your work, plus resume/CV and biography to info@kobogallery.com. . Kobo Gallery, Auditions and Calls for Entries 33 Barnard Street ,. 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. ybasa126@aol.com. Every 3 days Calling Aspiring Artists

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

The Sentient Bean is seeking experienced artists interested in showing their work for the duration of one month at the Bean. Artists must have a website with current images representing a sample of the work to be shown in order to be considered. To apply, please send an email to sentientbooking@gmail.com with the subject line “art show” and include the following information: 1. Artist name and phone number 2. Link to website that has current

Homeschool Music Classes

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

Call for proposals for its 2014 Weave-ADream—Cultural & Arts Projects initiative. Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs are to be completed prior to December 31, 2014 and the application must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project. Project funding is available up to $2,500 per program/ project. Emphasis on proposals that actively involve youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah. Applicants must be a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits. Proposed programs must also be produced within the City’s corporate limits. No individual artist applications will be accepted. Applications are available on the Department of Cultural Affairs website. Mondays.. 912651-6417. cnorthcutt@savannahga.gov. (savannahga.gov\arts. Mondays.

Benefits

4th Annual Mars Theatre Benefit Bike Ride

Riders will be able to choose a 18, 37, or 65 mile course, or to participate in a much shorter family fun ride through downtown Springfield. Registration will be between 7:30 and 8 am in the Mars Theatre Parking Lot in downtown Springfield (109 S Laurel Street, Springfield, GA), with the ride to begin at 8:00am. Proceeds will be donated to the Mars Theatre to aid in continuing reconstruction efforts. $35 per rider over the age of 12 Sat., April 26, 8 a.m. 912-7541118. info@marstheatre.com. marstheatre. com. Sat., April 26, 8 a.m Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. Chatham County Animal Control Seeks Donations of Items

Chatham County Animal Control is in need of items for pets in the facility. Seeking donations of canned and dry dog and cat food, baby formula, newspaper, paper towels, soaps, crates, leashes, collars, wash cloths, and towels. Open daily from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. . 912-351-6750. animalcontrol.chathamcounty.org. 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. savannahcasa.org. Through April 30 Forsyth Farmers Market Seeks Sponsors

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

Annual used book sale. All books $1, except for specialty items. Benefits the Live Oak Public Library system. Sunday is $5 Bag Day--everything must go. Wed., April 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu., April 24, 3-7 p.m., Fri., April 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., April 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., April 27, 2:305:30 p.m. liveoakpl.org. Wed., April 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu., April 24, 3-7 p.m., Fri., April 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., April 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., April 27, 2:30-5:30 p.m Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Georgia Historical Society Annual Book Sale

Proceeds from this annual used book sale are used to care for the oldest collection of Georgia history in existence and to purchase new acquisitions. Donations welcomed. Members only preview sale, 9am10am Free and open to the public. Sat., April 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (912) 651-2128. library@georgiahistory.com. georgiahistory.


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com/. Sat., April 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St. Gospel Explosion 2014

A star-studded concert presented by Phi Pigma Kappa and benefiting the American Diabetes Association's Kiss-a-Pig campaign. Sat., April 26, 4 p.m. 912-353-8110, Ext. 3091. mcenter@diabetes.org. Sat., April 26, 4 p.m St. John Baptist Church, 522-28 Hartridge St. $5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities

Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds are donated to a different charity each month. This is a regular Bikram Yoga class. . 912.356.8280. bikramyogasavannah.com. Kite Festival Silent Auction Fundraiser for Parkinson's Support Group

A fundraising dinner and pre-party for the Kite Flying Festival on Sunday. Auction items include kites, local artwork and jewelry. call for pricing Thu., April 24, 6-8 p.m. 912-508-4164. northbeachbarandgrill.net/. Thu., April 24, 6-8 p.m North Beach Grill, 33 Meddin Dr. Pooler Elementary Comcast Cares Day

Volunteers will participate in an outdoor beautification project. Tasks will include, but are not limited to landscaping, painting an outside mural and the basketball court, and tree trimming. A rally will take place at 8:30 a.m. Sign up via phone or email. Students under 18 years of age must have a parent signature and must be accompanied by an adult. Free to participate. Please preregister. Sat., April 26, 8 a.m.-noon. (912) 356-3131. shannon_dulin@cable.comcast.com. Sat., April 26, 8 a.m.-noon Pooler Elementary School, 308 Holly Ave. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers

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

Shop for Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center

Shop at Whole Foods Market on Tuesday, 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. Veritas Academy Scholarship Fundraiser Gala

9th Annual Gryphon Gala featuring Regency Dancing Demonstrations with Public Participation! Silent & Live Auction, Tasting Stations from Local Restaurants, Live Music, all proceeds to scholarships. $50 per person Sat., April 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m. 912-238-1222. info@veritassavannah.org. savtcc.com. Sat., April 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Wine Tasting benefiting Alzheimer Association

A fundraising wine tasting for Dancing with the Stars contestant Stacy Claywell. Taste six wines and accompanying small bites. $20 Wed., April 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. savannahwinecellar.com. Wed., April 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m Savannah Wine Cellar, 5500 Abercorn St., Twelve Oask Shopping Center. Yard Sale benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Saturday, April 26 from 8am-5pm Sunday, April 27th from 9am-1pm Location: 4607 Battey Street, Midtown Friday, April 25, sneak preview sale, 5:30-8pm. $5 to attend the sneak preview. April 25-27. April 25-27 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 www.savannahyoga.com 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 weeklong program held in June. Completed applications and teacher recommendation forms are due April 25, and available at www.savannahengineeringacademy.net. Shop for CASA There is no application fee for the Academy Charity Sales or benefit classes for CASA but once accepted a $50 registration fee at the following businesses, to support is required to hold a place in the program. the fight against child abuse. Creative Lunch and snacks are included for all five Approach, 408 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., days of the program. The five-day summer Friday, April 11th, 9am – 5pm 15% of sales program will be held at Armstrong Atlantic for the day will be donated to Savannah/ State University June 9-13. Academy stuChatham CASA Savannah Yoga Barre, dents will explore a variety of engineering 2132 E Victory Dr., Sunday, April 27th, disciplines through hands-on engineering 4pm – 5:30pm Benefit yoga class – $20 challenges, field trips, and site visits. Sponper student Belk Charity Sale, Oglethorpe sored by the City of Savannah and local Mall, 7804 Abercorn St., Saturday, May 3rd, businesses. Every 3 days. savannahengi6am – 10am. $5 tickets can be purchased neeringacademy.net. Every 3 days Art Classes at The Studio School from the Savannah/Chatham CASA office weekly drawing and painting classes for Through May 3. Through May 3

youth and adults. See website, send email or call for details. 912-484-6415. melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching

Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Artist Sacred Circle

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

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

Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio

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

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

Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. Chatham County Sheriff's Office Explorers Post 876

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office Explorers Post 876, is currently accepting applications from young men and women (ages 14-20 years old) who are interested in a career in Law Enforcement. Explorers experience mentoring, motivation, and learn skills which help prepare them for their roles as a productive citizen in the Coastal Empire. Interested parties may visit the Chatham County Sheriff's web page, click "Community" then Explorers Post 876" for applications, or contact Cpl. R. Bryant-Elleby at (912)651-3743. . 912651-3743. chathamsheriff.org. Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction

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

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

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

Learn how to pull, read and correct er-

rors on your credit report for free. That's right, FREE! Join us for another Credit Clinic class! FREE Tue., April 29, 6 p.m. Tue., April 29, 6 p.m Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. CustomFit Peak Running Challenge

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

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

Sponsored by Savannah Art Association. Don Andrews is a nationally known, award winning watercolor artist and workshop instructor. He is an active member and past board director of the American Watercolor Society. He conducts painting workshops throughout the world. Lunch break daily. BYO or dine out. $395 April 23-25, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. savannahartassociation.com. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. April 23-25, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. 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

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 Fri., April 25, 5 p.m. Fri., April 25, 5 p.m Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. English as Second Language Classes

Learn conversational English, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication skills. All ages. Thursdays, 7:30pm, Island Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 East. Free. 912-897-3604. islandchristian. org. Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad.

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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. melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Free Fitness Boot Camp

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

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

Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: 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. 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.. 912-509-4647. 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 worry...you will be sweating off the pounds every time you put your feet into action on the dance floor! No partner necessary. Workout clothes required! $10 drop in or $80 for 10 classes Mondays, 6 p.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Mondays, 6 p.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Learn to Sew!

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

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

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

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

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

660-7399. Call for fee information. Russian Language Classes

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. . 912-713-2718. 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. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. 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. savsew.com. Short Story Writing

Gives students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling the opWrite a novel, finish the one you've started, portunity to use assigned readings, writing revise it or pursue publication. Award-win- homework, and workshop style critiques to ning Savannah author offers one-on-one or explore various writing techniques. Works small group classes, mentoring, manuof Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, script critique, ebook formatting. Email for Ann Beattie and others will be studied. pricing and scheduling info. . pmasoninsa- Upon completion, students will understand vannah@gmail.com. narrative structure and scenic writing, Photography Classes dialogue, character, place, word choice, Beginner photography to post production. rhythm and pacing, and the art of revision. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour Offered by Georgia Southern's Continuing class. See website for complete class list. Education division in Savannah. Call or 410-251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotogemail for days/times/pricing. . 912-644raphy.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. 5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. ceps. Piano Voice-Coaching georgiasouthern.edu/conted/cesavanPianist with M/degree,classical modnahmenu.html.. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. ern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Singing Classes 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious Bel Canto is the name of the style of singinquiries only. . Project Management-Real World Applications ing invented by Nicola Vaccai, which helps Discover a documented step-by-step the voice become flexible and expressive, guideline for managing projects. Stuimproves the vocal range and breathing dents will be exposed to a wide variety of capacity and is the technique Anitra Warstrategic and real world scenarios. Course ren uses to train her students. It carries Outline: Day 1, Initiation and Closing Projover well as a foundation for opera, rock, ects Day 2, Success Planning for Projects pop, gospel and musical theatre. $25 Day 3, Project Simulation for Execution Day Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m. 786-247-9923. 4, Project Control and Project Manager anitraoperadiva@yahoo.com. MondaysProfessional Responsibility. $1,300 per Sundays, 6 p.m Institute of Cinematic Arts, person. Includes a copy of the 5th Edition 12 West State Street, 3rd and 4th flrs.,. of the PMBOK® from PMI. Tue., April 29, 6 Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva p.m. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouth- Teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for improving vocal range and breathing ern.edu. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Tue., April 29, 6 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 capacity. A good foundation technique for different styles--opera, pop, rock, cabaret. Fahm Street. Quilting Classes Fridays 5:30-8:30pm. Institute of Cinematic : Quilting classes for beginners and adArts, 12 1/2 W. State St., 3rd floor. . 786vanced stitchers. Learn to make your first 247-9923. anitraoperadiva.com. Spanish Classes quilt or learn a new technique. See the Learn Spanish for life and grow your website, call, or come by the shop. varies business. Courses for professionals of. 912 925 0055. email@colonialquilts.us. fered by Conquistador Spanish Language colonialquilts.us. Colonial Quilts and Savannah Sewing Center, 11710 Largo Drive. Institute, LLC. Classes offered in a series. Reading/Writing Tutoring Beginner Spanish for Professionals--Intro Ms. Dawn’s Tutoring in reading, writing, price $155 + textbook ($12.95). Instructor: and composition. Remedial reading skills, Bertha E. Hernandez, M.Ed. and native help with borderline dyslexia, to grammar, speaker. Meets in the Keller Williams Reterm paper writing, and English as a Secalty meeting room, 329 Commercial Drive. ond Language. Fun methods for children to . conquistador-spanish.com. Stress Reduction: Arising Stillness in Zen help them learn quickly. Contact: cordrayStress-reducing practices for body, speech writer@gmail.com or text or call 912-12Novel Writing

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

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

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

13th Colony Sound Barbershop Chorus

Sing in the harmonious barbershop style with the Savannah Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society No charge Mondays, 6:30 p.m. 912-344-9768. rfksav@ gmail.com. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Mondays, 6:30 p.m Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. . abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. Adult Intermediate Ballet

Beginner and Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, Barre Core Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch and Tone. no experience needed for beginner Ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Registration/fees/info online or by phone. . 912-925-0903. theballetschoolsav.com. Avegost LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you're a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. . godzillaunknown@gmail. com. avegost.com.

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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 Maxi-


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mum Independence; Low Vision Simulator Experiences; Resources. Free and open to the public. . savannahcblv.org. Savannah Center for the Blind and Low Vision, 214 Drayton St. Buccaneer Region SCCA

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

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

Meets first Friday of each month, 6:30pm at Young's Marina. If first Friday falls on a holiday weekend, meeting is second Friday. No boat? No sailing experience? No problem. . chathamsailing.org. Young's Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Creative Magic Mondays

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

Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Perlina. Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm. 6 W. State Street. Enjoy sharing creativity with other knitters, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, needle pointers, etc. All levels of experience welcome. Call for info. . 912233-1240. Energy Healers

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets at First Baptist Church of the Islands, two Wednesdays a month, 9:15am11:30am. . sites.google.com/site/islandsmops. fbcislands.com/. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

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Peacock Guild--For Writers and Book Lovers

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

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

RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors . 912-344-5127. New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United For the Future

R.U.F.F. meets the last Friday of every month to protect social security and medicare and to support progressive and environmental groups. Guest speakers address current issues. All are welcome. $6.00 per month. Fri., April 25, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. 912-344-5127. union_activism@yahoo.com. facebook.com/ruffsavannah. Fri., April 25, 10 a.m.-11 p.m Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

A local club for fans from all over the Meets every Wednesday. Different locations sci-fi /fantasy universe, role-players and downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to gamers. Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of learn? Join us. . 912-308-6768. each month at Super King Buffet 10201 Knittin’ Night Abercorn St., Savannah at 7PM. Contact: Knit and crochet gathering held each kasak@comcast.net. Website: roguephoeTuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels nix.org or on Facebook. . 912-308-2094. welcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-238kasak@comcast.net. roguephoenix.org. Safe Kids Savannah 0514. wildfibresavannah.com/. Tuesdays, A coalition dedicated to preventing child5-8 p.m Wild Fibre, 409 East Liberty St. Low Country Turners hood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or Steve Cook for info at number below. . 912- call for info. . 912-353-3148. safekidssa313-2230. vannah.org. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

Savannah Brewers' League

National Association of Women in Construction April Meeting

Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. . 912-786-4508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave.

How can NAWIC help you grow your business? April’s meeting will feature two members showcasing how they already use NAWIC locally, regionally, and nationally to grow their business. Additionally, one long-time member and one new member will be shown how they can leverage their use of NAWIC to achieve their professional and business growth goals. Registration and networking begin at 5:30pm, and the meeting will begin promptly at 6:00pm and end at 7:00pm. The meeting fee is $20 for members and $30 for guests. Cash, check, or credit card. Please RSVP to Tonya Reed at tonya.reed@henryplumbing. net Mon., April 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Mon., April 28, 5:30-7 p.m The Exchange Tavern, 6710

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

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

Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. . charlesfund@gmail. com. panerabread.com/. Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

A dinner meeting the 4th Tuesday of the

month at 6:00pm (except December.) Location: Hunter Club. Call John Findeis for info. . 912-748-7020. Savannah Fencing Club

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

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

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

Monthly meetings open to the public. Held at Logan's Roadhouse, the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through May. Dinner: 6:pm. Speaker: 7:30pm. Guest speakers each meeting. . 912-238-3170. savannahkennelclub.org. Golden Corral, 7822 Abercorn St. Savannah Newcomers Club

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

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

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

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

Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join Savannah Sacred Harp Singers. All are welcome to participate or listen too one of America's most revered musical traditions. Call or email. . 912-655-0994. savannahsacredharp.com. Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Savannah SCA

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Ages and Renaissance, come join us! South end of Forsyth Park, just past the Farmer's Market. Free. www.savannahsca. org Free , 11 a.m. savannahsca.org. , 11 a.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Savannah Story Games

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

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

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

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

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Macon Street.

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.

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Ramsey, the first American to be organ scholar at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, performs a concert of works from the 17th and 20th centuries. Reception follows. Free will offering. Sun., April 27, 5:30 p.m. stjohnssav.org/. Sun., April 27, 5:30 p.m St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 West

Piano Lessons

Give the gift of music. Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. Adults & children welcome. All levels. Call Renee Miles, 912312-3977. GA Music Warehouse. . georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Savannah Philharmonic: Grieg & Mahler

Finale concert of the Phil's fifth season features Mahler's Fifth Symphony. PreConcert Talk Series presented by Savannah Friends of Music. see website Sat., April 26, 7:30 p.m. savannahphilharmonic. org. savannahcivic.com. Sat., April 26, 7:30 p.m Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Stephen Medlar, Percussionist

A student recital. Free and open to the public. Fri., April 25, 2:30 p.m. armstrong. edu. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/index. html. Fri., April 25, 2:30 p.m Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Von Grey

$15 Mon., April 28, 8 p.m. marstheatre. com. Mon., April 28, 8 p.m Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. Dance

Adult Ballet Class

Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. . 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. Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per person. Wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for info. . 912-925-7416. savh_tango@yahoo.com.


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Ballroom Group Dance Class

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Dance: Giselle - Love Loss Triumph

The spring performance of the Savannah Arts Academy Dance Program. $15 Adults; $10 Students/Seniors Fri., April 25, 7 p.m., Sat., April 26, 2:30 & 7 p.m. and Sun., April 27, 2:30 p.m. 912-395-5000. seatyourself. biz/saa. Fri., April 25, 7 p.m., Sat., April 26, 2:30 & 7 p.m. and Sun., April 27, 2:30 p.m Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. 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. salsa@salsasavannah.com. salsasavannah.com. Thursdays Great Gatsby, 408 West Broughton Street. Dance Party

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

Every Tuesday and Wednesday we will be having group classes at 8pm! Tuesdays classes will focus on FUNdamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday's classes will be more specific and advanced elements. Each class will have specific themes, so stay tuned for details. $15/ person $25/couple Tuesdays, 8 p.m. 912335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Tuesdays, 8 p.m Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Home Cookin' Cloggers

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

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

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

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

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

Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. . 912-354-5586. RAVE NIGHT with DJ ORSON WELLS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sidewalk Arts Festival 2014

Visit www.plannedparenthood.org/ppse for more info.

The 33rd annual SCAD festival offers students, alumni and prospective students an opportunity to create temporary chalk masterpieces on the park's paved walkways. Free and open to the public. Sat., April 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. scad.edu. Sat., April 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Tin Can Tourists Vintage Trailer Event

A fabulous vintage trailer event and tour

on Tybee.ticket sales. This group has been around since 1919--some of the campers are over 70 years old. $5 Sat., April 26. Sat., April 26 Seaside Sisters, 1207 Hwy 80 East. Tybee Island Kite Festival

A kite flying festival and awareness raising event for Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group. Kite design contest for the students of Savannah Arts Academy, kite flying tricks and displays, with music by "The Band With No Name.� Bring your own kite or get one at the festival. $10 for beginner's kite and bowl of gumbo. Sun., April 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 912-7865447. goag1543@aol.com. Sun., April 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m North Beach Parking Lot, between the beach and the Lighthouse. Wilmington Island Farmers' Market

Vendors offering produce, prepared foods, crafts, plus storytime, musical performances, and community information. Every Saturday. Free and open to the public Locks of Love hair donations at the W.I.F.M. Sat. April 26. Schedule all appointments with Mrs. Debby McIncrow @ wifarmersmarket@aol.com. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. wifarmersmarket@aol. com. wifarmersmarket.org/. Locks of Love hair donations at the W.I.F.M. Sat. April 26. Schedule all appointments with Mrs. Debby McIncrow @ wifarmersmarket@aol. com Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wilmington Island Farmers' Market, 111 Walthour Rd @ Islands Community Church. Fitness

$5 Community Yoga Classes

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

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

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

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Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Mondays, 6:15 p.m Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training

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

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

Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. . egs5719@ aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Fitness Classes at the JEA

Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. . 912-3558811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group

for the caregiving they provide. . savannahcommons.com. Dude's Day at Savannah Climbing Coop

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

Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. . 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Insanity Workout Group Class

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

For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Com- Israeli Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes mons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free A system of self-defense techniques based to attend. Open to anyone i need of support on several martial arts. The official fighting

system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Custom Fit offers individual and small group training and intensive workshops. . 912-441-4891. customfitcenter.com. Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. . 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Disc Golf

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

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With a one-year, $10 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. . savystrider.com. 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. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Tai Chi Fusion

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

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

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

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

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

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

AquaCurean: The AquaCurean Challenge

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per person/$90 at the door April 25, 7:30 p.m. aquacurean.com. westinsavannah. com/. April 25, 7:30 p.m Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. AquaCurean: The AquaCurean Celebration

The main event: a smorgasbord of culinary champions and cocktail creations. Music guides attendees through craft-spirit booths, spirited education, hand-crafted cocktails and award-winning seafood dishes. Craft spirit tastings and seminars, seafood demonstrations. A benefit for The Savannah Harbour Foundation. $75 per person advance/$85 per person/$100 at the door April 26, 1-5 p.m. aquacurean. com. westinsavannah.com/. April 26, 1-5 p.m Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. AquaCurean: Tail-End Sunday Jazz Brunch

Cocktails and shrimp tails, a Bloody Mary bar, champagne, seafood and breakfast buffet & jazz music. An unforgettable brunch with a few surprises. A benefit for The Savannah Harbor Foundation. $45 per person advance/$55 per person April 27, 12:30-3:30 p.m. aquacurean.com. westinsavannah.com/. April 27, 12:30-3:30 p.m Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Five Years of Fabulousness

The fifth anniversary of Johnny and Paula's neighborhood gathering spot. Starts outside at 4pm, moves indoors at 8pm. Remarks at 6pm. Music by Trae Gurley. Food drive benefiting America's Second Harvest. April 28, 4-10 p.m. facebook.com/ barfoodsav. barfoodsavannah.com. April 28, 4-10 p.m bar.food, 4523 Habersham St. Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Daily store tour, honey tasting, and body care. FREE Come to the WILMINGTON ISLAND store and see the bees behind our observation hive glass. FREE MondaysFridays, 10 a.m. 912-234-0688. tildsley@ savannahbee.com. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Prepare Sunday Suppers at Union Mission

Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission's shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. . 912-236-7423. Southbound Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings

A few tastes of the newest local brews. Tours are first come, first serve. Live music on Saturdays. $10 for souvenir pint glass and 6 tasting tickets. 21+ only. info@ southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Health

Armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off

Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a permanent drop box for disposing of unused prescription drugs and over the counter

medication. In the lobby of the University Police building on campus. Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. . 912-344-3333. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

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Bariatric Surgery Information Session

Information on bariatric surgery and the program at Memorial Health Bariatrics. Learn surgical procedures offered, support and education programs involved, and how bariatric surgery can affect patients' lives. Call or see website for info. Free to attend. Hoskins Center at Memorial. . 912-3503438. bariatrics.memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Free Hearing and Speech Screening

Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. . 912-355-4601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept.

Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. . 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health Care for Uninsured People

Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. . 912-443-9409. St. Joseph's/ Candler--St. Mary's Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy

Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. . 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. ICD-10 Diagnostic Coding Guidelines - Similarities And Differences with ICD-9

An Overview Of ICD-9 Diagnostic Coding Guidelines V/S ICD-10 - Similarities And Differences. $197 Thu., April 24, 1 p.m. 866-458-2965. steven.martin1@gmx.com. Thu., April 24, 1 p.m Online, 2222 Sedwick Drive. La Leche League of Savannah

A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. . 912-897-9544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. Lecture: Five Strategies for Busy Families to Stay Healthy

Paula Kreissler on how to make small habitual changes to transform health. Making healthy choices in food and drink, portion control, changing together, exercise is vital, and setting the example. The second lecture of Enmark Encourage Health Educational Series 2014. Benefiting Girls on the Run. $20 Tue., April 29, 11:30 continues on p. 50

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a.m.-1 p.m. Tue., April 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m 4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Savannah Morning News, 1375 Chatham Public Schools are not in session including Parkway. Labor Day. For more details go to savanLiving Smart Fitness Club nahchildrensmuseum.org . Savannah An exercise program encouraging healthy Children's Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Toddler Time at Skidaway Island State Park lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pmA weekly program for the littles. Stories, 7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at games and learning designed for 2-4 year Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba olds. Different nature theme each week. $5 at St. Joseph's Candler African American parking fee. Annual passes available. Thu., Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) . April 24, 10 a.m. 912-598-2300. gastate912-447-6605. Planned Parenthood Hotline parks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks. First Line is a statewide hotline for women org/info/skidaway/. Thu., April 24, 10 a.m seeking information on health services. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Open 7pm-11pm nightly. . 800-264-7154. Cswy.

will share in the net proceeds. Doors open at 7:00 PM with time to enjoy a complementary beverage before the reading begins at 7:30. You select which group you’d like your purchase to support. Free Sat., April 26, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-231-2252. information@99PercentBooks.com. 99PercentBooks.com. Sat., April 26, 7-8:30 p.m Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St.

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.

Literature lecture: Flannery's Heroes in Reverse: They Start at Home Again, by Helen Borello

Savannah CPR Initiative

The Truth About Fish Oil: What You Need to Know to Transform Your Health

Free lecture sponsored by Brighter Day Natural Foods.Guest speaker Stuart Tomc will discuss the latest research on how mega-3 fish oil supports all processes of the body and give guidelines for using fish oil to optimize health and wellness. To register for the event or to obtain more information, call Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Free Thu., April 24, 7 p.m. 912-2364703. brighterdayfoods@comcast.net. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Thu., April 24, 7 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Water Awareness Get Together

A weekly seminar on the health of drinking water. Includes testing of drinking water, plus samples of bottled water. Tuesdays,7pm RSVP by phone to Ernestine Murray, Hydration Specialist. Tuesdays.. 703-989-6995. Tuesdays. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Kid's Happenings

Irish Dancers of Savannah

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

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Mommy & Me Yoga

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

SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sun-

50 day 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-

Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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

First City Network Board Meeting

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

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

Local chapter of Georgia's largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. . Savannah Pride, Inc.

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

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

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

Books Launch

Anahata Healing Arts Center will host local author V.C. Weeks for a reading and book signing this Saturday. Join us for the launch of the very first Books in Action program and the release of Weeks' debut novel, Code of Honor. 5 nonprofit organizations including Veterans for Peace, Wellstone Action, the Courage to Resist Project, Truthout, and Deep Center, Savannah’s own children’s literacy organization,

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

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

Helen Borrello, SCAD professor of Liberal Arts and president of the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, will explore how and to what effect Flannery's stories invert the paradigmatic hero's journey identified by mythologist Joseph Campbell. Part of the O'Connor Home's Spring Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Sun., April 27, 4 p.m. flanneryoconnorhome.org. Sun., April 27, 4 p.m Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Spoken Word Festival: Writer’s Block Showcase

Students from Groves High School’s 21st Century After School Learning Center, will perform pieces through the art of spoken word poetry. Wed., April 23, 4 p.m. Wed., April 23, 4 p.m Groves High School, 100 Priscilla D. Thomas Way. Spoken Word Festival: DEEP! Brag Event

Deep's Writing Fellows to unabashedly brag on their DeepKids. Featuring readings of student work by their spring '14 Writing Fellows, who will share their favorite work from their students during their spring workshop series. Donation Wed., April 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. foxyloxycafe.com/. Wed., April 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Spoken Word Festival: Grown Folks Poetry Slam

A competitive event in which seasoned poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. $500 cash prize. Registration at 7pm. $10 to compete. Free admission for audience. Donations accepted. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. sentientbean.com. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Bull St.

Spoken Word Festival: Seersucker SHOTS!

A quick shot of poetry from local and traveling spoken word artists. Donation Wed., April 23, 8 p.m. foxyloxycafe.com/. Wed., April 23, 8 p.m Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Spoken Word Festival: Spitfire Saturday All Stars

Usually an open mic, this show will instead feature local artists who have shown dedication and consistency to their craft on the Spitfire Saturday stage. Northerner Ibrahim Saadiq will also feature. Joshua Davis and Marquice L. Williams will host. $10 for sitters. Sat., April 26, 8 p.m. musesavannah.org/. Sat., April 26, 8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Spoken Word Festival: The Come Up Youth Poetry Slam

A competitive event for poets from the 21st Century After School Learning Center. Judging by audience members. K-12 will showcase their writing and speaking skills. Sign up at 11:00am. Sat., April 26, 11:30 a.m. Sat., April 26, 11:30 a.m Sol C. Johnson High School, 3012 Sunset Blvd. Tea Time at Ola's (Book Club)

A book discussion group that meets the 4th Tuesday, 1pm. Bring a book you've read this month and tell all about it. Treats to share are always welcomed. Tea is provided. Call for info. . 912-232-5488. liveoakpl.org/. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 East Bay St. Nature and Environment

Big Ferry Guided Hike

A 2-3 mile hike on Skidaway's Big Ferry Trail, through a maritime forest, learning early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. Sat., April 26, 2 p.m. 912598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Sat., April 26, 2 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Campfire and S'mores at Skidaway Island State Park

Enjoy an evening under the stars and meeting new people around a campfire. S'mores will be provided. Meet at the amphitheater. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. Sat., April 26, 8 p.m. 912-5982300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Sat., April 26, 8 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Dolphin Project

Spoken word artists, Paradigm and Ibrahim Saadiq lead a workshop on writing/ performance skills. Bring pen and paper. $7 Sat., April 26, 2:30 p.m. Sat., April 26, 2:30 p.m Abeni Cultural Arts Performing Dance Studio, 8400 B. Abercorn St.

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

A 21+event for the more sensual crowd. An enticing ride conducted by just music and words. Interactive couple games and featured spoken word artist Reia Chapman. Includes an open mic segment. $10 Thu., April 24, 8 p.m. wormholebar.com. Thu., April 24, 8 p.m The Wormhole, 2307

Walk the trails with a naturalist guide to hear nocturnal animals call. Learn the difference between frogs, bugs and birds. $5 parking fee. Fri., April 25, 8 p.m. 912-5982300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Fri., April 25, 8 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.

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Spoken Word Festival: Irotic Opening (An intelligent night of erotic poetry)

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Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

Support EOA through the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Recycle empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, laptops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive technology products and cash. Businesses may also recycle items on behalf of EOA for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. Anderson St. See website, email or call for info. . 912-238-2960 x126. dwproperty@ aol.com. fundingfactory.com. Turtle Release at Tybee Island

Apex, a rehabilitated sea turtle patient, is released into the ocean by the Georgia Sea Turtle Center team. Apex suffered a serious shark bite and was treated by GSTC. Release takes place immediately after the Turtle Trot 5k. Free and open to the public. Sat., April 26, 9 a.m. TybeeMarineScience. org. parks.chathamcounty.org/Parks/BoatRampsandFishingPiers/TybeeIslandFishingPierandPavilion.aspx. Sat., April 26, 9 a.m Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St. Walk on the Wild Side

A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. . 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast

A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. . 912-236-8115. wilderness-southeast.org. Pets & Animals

Low Cost Pet Clinic

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

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

Fourth annual fair benefits Jacob G. Smith Elementary School and the participating local pet rescue agencies. Over 30 vendors, including groomers, veterinarians,

and trainers. Services include low-cost pet vaccinations, heartworm testing, low-cost pet micro-chipping, pet nail clipping and dog washing. Free and open to the public. Sat., April 26, 12-3 p.m. 912-691-8788. happypets@tailsspin.com. Sat., April 26, 12-3 p.m Jacob G. Smith Elementary School, Lamara Street (one block east of Habersham Village). St. Almo's

Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. . 912-234-3336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St. Religious & Spiritual

frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. . familylife@diosav. org. diosav.org/familylife-singles.

justice. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912228-9425. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m Columba House, 34th Street between Abercorn and Lincoln Streets.

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

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

Center for Spiritual Living--Savannah

Christmas Psychic Reading Madness Sale

Art of Peaceful Living

How is it possible to apply the ancient art of Buddhist meditation to today’s hectic and busy modern world? Join us to learn how to solve your problems and develop a peaceful mind by applying Buddha’s classic advice to daily life. Everyone is welcome to attend, no previous experience necessary. Drop in for any class. $10 or $5 seniors/students Wednesdays, 7 p.m. (912) 358-0228. meditationinsouthcarolina.og. unityofsavannah.org/. Wednesdays, 7 p.m Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Band of Sisters Prayer Group

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

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

Columba House is an inclusive, welcoming hospitality space dedicated to building and sustaining a community of faith committed to social justice with the city's young adults, college students, and creative demographic. Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm, includes dinner and a program focused on

Guided Silent Prayer

A New Church in the City, For the City

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

A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. . 912-2335354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

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

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A Buddhist Meditation Center

Welcoming all lineages and spiritual traditions. Newcomers to meditation welcome. Daily meditation, study groups and classes. Sunday includes a talk given by resident priest on Buddhist philosophy and how it relates to daily life. The center is available for individual and group retreats, weddings and funerals. Visit Savannahzencenter.com for schedule and see us on Facebook. Soto Zen lineage, resident Priest Un Shin Cindy Beach Sensei. 912-427-7265 . The Savannah Zen Center, 111 E. 34th St. Catholic Singles

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Free will astrology ARIES

(March 21-April 19)

If for some inexplicable reason you are not simmering with new ideas about how you could drum up more money, I don’t know what to tell you -- except that maybe your mother lied to you about exactly when you were born. The astrological omens are virtually unequivocal: If you are a true Aries, you are now being invited, teased, and even tugged to increase your cash flow and bolster your financial know-how. If you can’t ferret out at least one opportunity to get richer quicker, you might really be a Pisces or Taurus. And my name is Jay Z.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20)

You remind me of a garden plot that has recently been plowed and rained on. Now the sun is out. The air is warm. Your dirt is wet and fertile. The feeling is a bit unsettled because the stuff that was below ground got churned up to the top. Instead of a flat surface, you’ve got furrows. But the overall mood is expectant. Blithe magic is in the air. Soon it will be time to grow new life. Oh, but just one thing is missing: The seeds have yet to be sewn. That’s going to happen very soon. Right?

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)

Here’s an excerpt from “Celestial Music,” a poem by Louise Gluck: “I’m like the child who buries / her head in the pillow / so as not to see, the child who tells herself / that light causes sadness.” One of your main assignments in the coming weeks, Gemini, is not to be like that child. It’s true that gazing at what the light reveals may shatter an illusion or two, but the illumination you will be blessed with will ultimately be more valuable than gold.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22)

Would you like to forge new alliances and expand your web of connections and get more of the support you need to fulfill your dreams? You are entering the Season of Networking, so now would indeed be an excellent time to gather clues on how best to accomplish all that good stuff. To get you started in your quest, here’s advice from Dale Carnegie: “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

LEO

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Does Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt run faster than any person alive? As far as we know, yes. He holds three world records and has won six Olympic gold medals. Even when he’s a bit off his game, he’s the best. At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, he set the all-time mark for the 100-meter race -- 9.69 seconds -- despite the fact that one of his shoelaces was untied and he slowed down to celebrate before reaching the finish line. Like you,

Bolt is a Leo. I’m making him both your role model and your anti-role model for the foreseeable future. You have the power to achieve something approaching his levels of excellence in your own field -- especially if you double-check to make sure your shoelace is never untied and especially if you don’t celebrate victory before it’s won.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

In his unpublished book *The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows,* John Koenig coins new words that convey experiences our language has not previously accounted for. One that may apply to you sometime soon is “trumspringa,” which he defines as “the temptation to step off your career track and become a shepherd in the mountains, following your flock between pastures with a sheepdog and a rifle, watching storms at dusk from the doorway of a small cabin.” To be overtaken by trumspringa doesn’t necessarily mean you will literally run away and be a shepherd. In fact, giving yourself the luxury of considering such wild possibilities may be a healing release that allows you to be at peace with the life you are actually living.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

“The supreme pleasure we can know, Freud said, and the model for all pleasure, orgasmic pleasure, comes when an excess tension built up, confined, compacted, is abruptly released.” That’s an observation by philosopher Alphonso Lingis. I bring it to your attention, Libra, because I expect that you will soon be able to harvest a psychospiritual version of that supreme pleasure. You have been gathering and storing up raw materials for soul-making, and now the time has come to express them with a creative splash. Are you ready to purge your emotional backlog? Are you brave enough to go in search of cathartic epiphanies? What has been dark will yield light.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

The potential turning points that might possibly erupt in the coming days will not become actual turning points unless you work hard to activate them. They will be subtle and brief, so you will have to be very alert to notice them at all, and you will have to move quickly before they fade away. Here’s another complication: These incipient turning points probably won’t resemble any turning points you’ve seen before. They may come in the form of a lucky accident, a blessed mistake, a happy breakdown, a strange healing, a wicked gift, or a perfect weakness.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

If you happen to be an athlete, the coming week will not be a good time to headbutt a referee or take performanceenhancing drugs. If you hate to drive your car anywhere but in the fast lane, you will

be wise to try the slower lanes for a while. If you are habitually inclined to skip steps, take short cuts, and look for loopholes, I advise you to instead try being thorough, methodical, and by-the-book. Catch my drift? In this phase of your astrological cycle, you will have a better chance at producing successful results if you are more prudent than usual. What?! A careful, discreet, strategic, judicious Sagittarius? Sure! Why not?

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

CAPRICORN

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

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

My interpretation of this week’s astrological data might sound eccentric, even weird. But you know what? Sometimes life is -- or at least should be -- downright unpredictable. After much meditation, I’ve concluded that the most important message you can send to the universe is to fly a pair of underpants from the top of a flagpole. You heard me. Take down the flag that’s up there, and run the skivvies right up to the top. Whose underpants should you use? Those belonging to someone you adore, of course. And what is the deeper meaning behind this apparently irrational act? What exactly is life asking from you? Just this: Stop making so much sense all the time -- especially when it comes to cultivating your love and expressing your passion.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You need to take some time out to explore the deeper mysteries of snuggling, cuddling, and nuzzling. In my opinion, that is your sacred duty. It’s your raison d’etre, your ne plus ultra, your sine qua non. You’ve got to nurture your somatic wisdom with what we in the consciousness industry refer to as yummy warm fuzzy wonder love. At the very least, you should engage in some prolonged hugging with a creature you feel close to. Tender physical touch isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20)

Your body contains about four octillion atoms. That’s four with 27 zeroes after it. Believe it or not, 200 billion of that total were once inside the body of Martin Luther King, Jr. For that matter, an average of 200 billion atoms of everyone who has ever lived and died is part of you. I am not making this up. (See the mathematical analysis here: http://tinyurl.com/AtomsFromEveryone.) As far as your immediate future is concerned, Pisces, I’m particularly interested in that legacy from King. If any of his skills as a great communicator are alive within you, you will be smart to call on them. Now is a time for you to express high-minded truths in ways that heal schisms, bridge gaps, and promote unity. Just proceed on the assumption that it is your job to express the truth with extra clarity, candor, and grace.

Service of Compline

South Valley Baptist Church

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

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

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

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

Everyone is welcome. Unity of Savannah is not concerned with where people come from, what they look like, or whom they love – Unity is just glad that each person is here. Sunday 9:15am meditative service and 11:00am celebratory service show what the New Thought Movement is all about. Children’s church 11am service. Unity loves all people, just as they are. Sundays. 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah. org. unityofsavannah.org/. Sundays Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Vision Banquet Celebration

New Life Christian Ministries, Int’l celebrates 10 years in ministry at this banquet. Sat., April 26, 6 p.m. (912)349-7008. Sat., April 26, 6 p.m New Life Christian Ministries, Int'l, 425 W Montgomery Crossroads.


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Special Screenings

Film: Le Week-End (UK, 2013)

CinemaSavannah presents a regional premier. Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg (Lindsay Duncan), a long-married British couple, revisit Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. Written by Hanif Kureishi. Winner of Best Actor BAFTA Award and the San Sebastian Film Festival. 93 minutes. $8 Fri., April 25, 5 & 8 p.m. musesavannah.org. musesavannah.org/. Fri., April 25, 5 & 8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Film: Seige, aka Self-Defense (1983, Canada)

Psychotronic Film Society presents a rare, low-budget exploitation film. When homophobic rednecks stage a violent attack on the patrons of a gay bar, it ignites a lengthy, all-night battle with the tenants of a nearby apartment complex. Violent, for mature viewers. $6 Wed., April 23, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. sentientbean.com. Wed., April 23, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Film: The Wizard of Oz (USA, 1939)

Toto, I don't think we're in Savannah anymore. $8 Fri., April 25, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. lucastheatre.com. Fri., April 25, 7 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Sports & Games

Adult Coed Flag Football League

8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. . 912220-3474. savadultrec.com. Conflict MMA

Headlining the event is current Conflict MMA Promotions Heavyweight champion and Georgia’s own, Nick Smiley (6-2 record). $25-75 Sat., April 26, 6 p.m. savannahcivic.com. savannahcivic.com. Sat., April 26, 6 p.m The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes

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

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

Grief 101 Support Group

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

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

The premiere professional tennis event in south Georgia, attracting some of the top names on the ATP Tour. Features Kids Day and Ladies Day. $12-$40 Through April 27. 912 644-6414. savannahchallenger.com. Through April 27 Landings Association, 600 Landings Way South.

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Buy-one get-one-free Miller Lite or Coors Light all night long. Sand Gnats plan the Delmarva Shorebirds. $8 Gen. Adm. Tue., April 29, 7:05 p.m. sandgnats.com. Tue., April 29, 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr.

Alzheimer's Caregiver and Family Support Group

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

of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. . 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Fibromyalgia Support Group

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Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. . 912-819-6743. sjchs. org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave.

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

Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. . 912-355-7778. Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 . Brain Injury Support Group

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

Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call 10th Tybee Turtle Trot 5K Beach Run for info. . 912-844-4524. fpc.presbychurch. Kick off sea turtle nesting season with this net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washyearly beach run. Runners can preregister at ington Ave. Cancer Support Group Active.com until April 24th and pick up bibs For anyone living with, through or beyond and tee-shirts Friday, April 25th, from 4:00 a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at to 8:00 p.m. at the science center. Runners Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. . 912registered by April 16th are guaranteed a 819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer free tee-shirt. Sponsored by Tybee Island & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Marine Science Center. Sat., April 26, 8:30 Children's Grief Support Group a.m. 912-786-5917. TybeeMarineScience. Seven week structured educational support org. parks.chathamcounty.org/Parks/Boagroup for children 6-17. Support, coping tRampsandFishingPiers/TybeeIslandFishtools, utilizing play and activity to learn to ingPierandPavilion.aspx. Sat., April 26, 8:30 live with loss. Free of charge. A service of a.m Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. . end of Tybrisa St. Ultimate Frisbee 912-303-9442. Full Circle Center for Grief Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and ThursSupport, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Citizens With Retarded Citizens days, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm For families with children or adults with auuntil we get tired. The west side of Forsyth tism, mental retardation, and other developPark. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or mental disabilities. Meets monthly. Call for white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly info. . 912-355-7633. Citizens With Retarded recommended). . savannahultimateproCitizens, 1211 Eisenhower Drive. ject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject. wordpress.com/pick-up/. Forsyth Park, 501 Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Assoc. Meets regularly to discuss issues affectWhitaker St. USMNT (Soccer) American Outlaws Chapter ing the lives of polio survivors. Call or see USMNT is a national soccer team that website for info. Polio survivors and guests represents the U.S. in international soccer are invited. Free and open to the public. . competitions. American Outlaws Savannah 912-927-8332. coastalempirepoliosurvivors. chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for org. details. . 912-398-4014. bdburgers.net. B & Debtors Anonymous For people with debting problems. Meets D Burgers (Congress St.), 912-238-8315. Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. . 912-572-6108. debtSupport Groups ACOA-Al-Anon orsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. The "From Survival to Recovery" Adult Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Eating Disorders Anonymous Children of Alcoholics/Al-Anon Group is a fellowship and support group for those who Free, volunteer-led support group for grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet Meets Thursdays, 5:45pm at the 24-Hour group, nor for those who struggle solely with Club, 1501 Eisenhower Dr. Call for info. . overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email 912-598-9860. Alcoholics Anonymous for info. . edasavannah@yahoo.com. Asbury For people who want or need to stop drinkMemorial United Methodist Church, 1008 ing, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout Henry St. Essential Tremor Support Group the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. For those with the disease, care partCheck website for meeting days/times, or ners, family and caregivers. Managing the call 24 hours a day. . 912-356-3688. savandisease, treatments and therapies, quality nahaa.com.

Gambling Problem 12 Step Program

Georgia Scleroderma Support Group

A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Call for day and time. Lovezzola's Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912412-6675 or 912-414-3827. . Grief Support Groups

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

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

For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47-XXY. Email to meet . . amkw21@gmail.com.

Legacy Group: For individuals with advanced and recurrent cancer.

Group addresses the concerns of advanced and recurrent cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for a specific session and to learn about the group, please call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-3507845. . 912-350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave.

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