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Week At A Glance

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

Wednesday / 11

Baseball: Canned Food Drive at Savannah Sand Gnats Game

Brush Up: An Arts Networking Event

Savannah Sand Gnats vs. Augusta GreenJackets at St. Jospeh’s/Candler’s Canned Food Drive night, benefiting St. Mary’s Community Center food pantry. One item will receive one ticket. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Free admission with one non-perishable food item. Or $8 gen. adm. sandgnats.com

Art Rise Savannah's monthly networking event for artists, creatives and arts enthusiasts. June presenters Fred Hallaran, Connie Hallaran, and Scott Schneider discuss student loan repayments, insurance navigation, and bookkeeping. 7-9 p.m Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. Free and open to the public. info@artrisesavannah.org

Night Sensory Hike

Film: Thursday's Game (1971, USA)

Hikers use all senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at Sandpiper Trail. 8:30 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

An 81st birthday tribute actor Gene Wilder, who stars in this rare "lost" buddy picture with Bob Newhart. Sponsored by Psychotronic Film Society. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7 sentientbean.com

Lunch and Learn: Suppliers Learn about City Contracts

A workshop to help suppliers learn about new opportunities to do business with the City of Savannah. Attendees should bring a bag lunch. Drinks will be provided. 12-1 p.m Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street. Free to attend. Reservations required. 652-3582. gdelaney@savannahga.gov

Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing The latest live touring show featuring Sesame Street live characters. 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $10-$55 savannahcivic.com/

Thursday / 12 CAT Central Open House

CAT (Chatham Area Transit) is showing off their recently finished renovations at their central facility. 4-6 p.m CAT Central (Chatham Area Transit offices), 900 East Gwinnett Street. Free and open to the public. catchacat.org/cat-centralopen-house/

Baseball: Savannah Sand Gnats Thirsty Appreciation It's like open-mic night for the turntables. Thursday Half price draft beer and soda, and baseball vs. the Augusta GreenJackets. Sponsored in part by Connect Savannah. 5:35 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8 gen. adm. sandgnats.com

Bring your records, sign up, play music. second Thursday of every month, 8-11 p.m Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. mfxray@hotmail.com

Public Meeting on vacation Rentals

In celebration of Paula Deen's 25th anniversary of serving Savannah. Books available for purchase. 10 a.m.-noon The Lady and Sons, 102 West Congress St. Free and open to the first 350 people who pick up wristbands starting at 9:30am. 912.232.1579. pauladeen.com

One of two public meetings on shortterm residential rentals held by the City of Savannah and Metropolitan Planning Commission, to obtain feedback from the community. 10 a.m Metropolitan Planning Commission, 112 East State Street. Free and open to the public.

Summer Showcase Fashion Show

A fashion show benefiting the Rape Crisis Center. Catered by Joe’s Homemade. 5:30-8 p.m Villa of Savannah, 109 W. Broughton. Free and open to the public.

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Part of the Lucas Theatre's Summer Cabaret Series. Only 125 seats available. 7 p.m Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. $30 lucastheatre.com

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Tree ID Hike at Skidaway

A one mile hike with a park ranger to learn how to identify some common trees found on Skidaway Island and in Savannah. 1 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

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Friday / 13 Deen Family Book Signing

Film: Young Frankenstein (1974, USA)

This parody of the classical horror film genre is a classic in its own right. Part of the Lucas's Month of Mel Brooks. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. 7 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8 general admission or $5 student/senior/military. lucastheatre.com

Jessica Henry Community Potluck

In collaboration with Jessica Henry's "Plant This" art show at Fresh Exhibitions gallery on DeSoto Row. All are invited. 6 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Free to attend. Bring a dish to share.

Nature Craft at Skidaway

Meet and greet park visitors as you make crafts from household items. 3 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee. gastateparks.org/

What happens when women on the edge of a nervous breakdown order a pizza? 8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $15 gen. adm. $10 students/seniors/military musesavannah.org

Reception for ThincART: Movement

A reception and exhibition of visual and performance art by local artists Jennifer Salmon and Jean-Pierre Villafoe, aka "Skem," exploring movements of the body and the community. 6-9 p.m Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. Free and open to the public. info@artrisesavannah.org

Sandpiper Trail Hike on Skidaway Island

A meander through the marsh on a one mile guided hike with a park ranger. 10 a.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Theatre: Spine Tingling Tales

A late night ghost show that's appropriate for most ages...but a little bit scary.... 11 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. $25 soucyman@gmail.com. spinetinglingtales.com

Theatre: Oedipus the King

The classic Greek tragedy adapted by John Hardy, presented by Savannah Stage Company. 13-14, 8 p.m Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. $10 savannahstagecompany.com

Theatre: Shrek, The Musical

The story of Fiona and the big green monster, with singing. 8 p.m Savannah Children's Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. $20. $15 Children, military, seniors savannahchildrenstheatre.org/


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Georgia Grown Savannah Summerfest

Led by a Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide and a paddling instructor. Email to register, for meet-up location near Skidaway Island, and equipment requirements. 9 a.m.-noon $55 912.236.8115. naturesavannah@gmail.com

Locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as pork, beef, poultry. Activities for kids and adults such as a watermelon seed spitting contest, food safety tips, a tractor show, kiddie train and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m Savannah State Farmers Market, 701 US Hwy. 80. FREE 912-966-7801

Film: Hook (1991, USA)

Get Outdoors Day at Skidaway Island

Father's Day Kayak Outing

A grown-up Peter Pan (Robin Williams) is a successful corporate lawyer with a family. Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps Peter Pan's children, who must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit to challenge his old enemy. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. 3 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8 general admission or $5 student/senior/military. lucastheatre.com

Film: The Blues Brothers (USA, 1980)

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. Starring Dan Akroyd and John Belushi. Presented by SCAD Cinema Circle. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. $8. $5 for seniors/military/non-SCAD students. Free with valid SCAD ID. scad.edu

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

A kids fitness and outdoor hike along the Fitness Trail, leaping like a grasshopper and running like a deer. Bring water and wear tennis shoes. 11 a.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Grand Opening: Hidden Well Acupuncture

Fawn Smiley's new studio. Food by Zunzi's. 2 p.m Hidden Well Acupuncture Center, 134 Houston Street. Free and open to the public. 912-233-9123. hiddenwellacupuncturecenter.com

Larry Crawford Memorial Half Rubber Beach Classic

A broomstick, a cut-in-half rubber ball, and several beers are the required equipment for this Tybee tradition. Watch or pull together a team to play. Limited to 16 teams. 10 a.m 11th Street, Tybee Island. $25 per player. 3-5 players per team. Watch for free.

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Baseball, Fireworks, and Boy Scout Night

The Sand Gnats take on the Augusta GreenJackets, then wrap up with a bang with post-game fireworks. 5:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8 gen. adm. sandgnats.com

Our Father's Wars

Experience the lives of soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson during the American Revolution, War of 1812, and the Civil War. Special children's activities will be available including musket demonstrations and trying on historic uniforms. 9 a.m.-5 p.m Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. $7 adult/$4 child 912-232-3945. chsgeorgia.org

Theatre: Pizza Man

What happens when women on the edge of a nervous breakdown order a pizza? 8 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $15 gen. adm. $10 students/seniors/military musesavannah.org

Red June and Josh Sanders

Americana comes to Springfield with Asheville's trio that blends country, bluegrass and roots. Josh Sanders opens. 8 p.m Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $20 info@marstheatre.com. bit.ly/1m72ztw

Savannah Adult Rec Club's Wet n Wild 5k

A summer time fun run for all ages, with lots of water stations. Proceeds benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Sponsored by Fleet Feet, Cumulus Radio, Eichholz Law Firm, Harbor Party, Matthew Johns Construction, UPS at Marsh Point. 12-2 p.m Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. $40/pp (kids under 12 half off) (912) 220-3474. SARC5k.com

Savannah Uncorked

Sample a variety of wines from around the world and pair them with cuisine from some of Savannah’s finest chefs. Benefits The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. 7-10 p.m The Savannah Golf Club, 1661 President St. $100 912-350-6381. HowarMa3@memorialhealth.com

Smackdown for the Shriners

A professional wrestling fundraiser benefiting the Shriners. 14-15, 7-9:30 p.m National Guard Armory, Eisenhower Dr. $10 Adults; $5 kids; Children 5 and Under free

Film: The Blues Brothers (USA, 1980) Sat / 14

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Story Trunk

An interactive storytelling show for children. Appropriate for all ages. 1 & 3 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. $5 Adults, $10 Children 12 and younger Justin@oddlot.org. oddlotimprov.com

Theatre: Iced at the Coffee Shop

An interactive murder mystery show presented by the Odd Lot acting troupe. 7:30 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. $20 adults. $15 children 15 and younger Justin@oddlot.org. savannahmurdermystery.com

Theatre: Oedipus the King

The classic Greek tragedy adapted by John Hardy, presented by Savannah Stage Company. June 13-14, 8 p.m Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. $10 savannahstagecompany.com

Theatre: Shrek, The Musical

The story of Fiona and the big green monster, with singing. 3 & 8 p.m Savannah Children's Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. $20. $15 Children, military, seniors savannahchildrenstheatre.org/

Wilmington Island Farmers' Market

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

Sunday / 15 Fathers Helping Mothers 5k Run

This 11th annual 5K Fathers Day race includes a Kiddie Run. Awards for the top male and female runners. Call for registration, start time, other information. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. 912-257-8102

Let Them Ride: Car, Truck and Bike Show

A benefit for Ambucs' mobility bike giveaway program for people, especially children, with disabilities. 10 a.m Maggie's Pizza, 1452 Dean Forest Road.

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Experience the lives of soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson during the American Revolution, War of 1812, and the Civil War. Special children's activities will be available including musket demonstrations and trying on historic uniforms. 9 a.m.-5 p.m Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. $7 adult/$4 child 912-232-3945. chsgeorgia.org

Theatre: Pizza Man

What happens when women on the edge of a nervous breakdown order a pizza? 3 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $15 gen. adm. $10 students/seniors/military musesavannah.org

Baseball: Kia Country Kids Eat Free

All kids 12 years and under in attendance will receive a voucher good for one free hot dog & small soda. 2:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8 gen. adm. sandgnats.com

Smackdown for the Shriners

A professional wrestling fundraiser benefiting the Shriners. June 14-15, 7-9:30 p.m National Guard Armory, Eisenhower Dr. $10 Adults; $5 kids; Children 5 and Under free

Story Trunk

An interactive storytelling for children. Appropriate for all ages. 1 & 3 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. $5 Adults, $10 Children 12 and younger Justin@oddlot.org. oddlotimprov.com

Sunday Morning Bird Watch

The basics about local bird varieties as they visit the park's feeding stations. 9 a.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Theatre: Oedipus the King

The classic Greek tragedy adapted by John Hardy, presented by Savannah Stage Company. 2 p.m Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. $10 savannahstagecompany.com

Theatre: Shrek, The Musical

Story of Fiona and the big green monster, with singing. 3 p.m Savannah Children's Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. $20. $15 Children, military, seniors savannahchildrenstheatre.org/

Monday / 16 Comedy: Odd Lot Improv

Savannah's weekly wacky improv comedy show; appropriate for all ages. 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $5

Fiddlin' Dan the Mountain Man

Music, stories and fun with kids. All ages. Presented by Live Oak Public Libraries. Monday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.Bull Street Library. 4:30 p .m.Carnegie Library. Free and open to the public. liveoakpl.org


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Tuesday / 17

Martini at the Mansion for Midtown Miracle Community Garden

Edible Agriculture Tour Dining Experience

A $5 martini evening and silent auction benefiting the new community garden at Abercorn and 64th Streets, a FEMAcondemned property growing herbs and spices to help eliminate sugar and salt in children's lunches, provided by Second Harvest Food Bank. Sponsored by Kessler Hotels. 5:30-7:30 p.m Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. Free to attend. Adults only.$5 martinis benefit the garden. 912-352-1238. mstararts@gmail.com. mstararts. org

Several Savannah-area chefs prepare a cocktail reception and six-course dinner featuring local, seasonal produce from area farms. Wine pairings. Sponsored by Taste of Atlanta, in collaboration with the Georgia Restaurant Association. 5-10 p.m Soho South Cafe, 12 West Liberty St. $85 eatga.com/EVENT_soho.php

Fiddlin' Dan the Mountain Man

Music, stories and fun with kids. All ages. Presented by Live Oak Public Libraries. Tuesday, June 17, 11 a.m.Thunderbolt Library. 3 p.m.Islands Library. Free and open to the public. liveoakpl.org

Public Meeting on vacation Rentals

One of two public meetings on shortterm residential rentals held by the City of Savannah and Metropolitan Planning Commission, to obtain feedback from the community. 4 p.m Metropolitan Planning Commission, 112 East State Street. Free and open to the public.

Film: death machines (1976, USA) sesame stree live wed/11

Savannah Cigar Enthusiasts

Cigar buffs, bring two cigars (real cigars - e .g., no flavored cigarillos, sticks with plastic tips, etc.) - one to smoke, one to share in a pool/rebel swap. This will hopefully be monthly meetup. 7 p.m North Beach Grill, 33 Meddin Dr. Free and open to the public. Cash bar. (301) 814-4798. Meetup.com

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Wednesday / 18 Fiddlin' Dan the Mountain Man

Music, stories and fun with kids. All ages. Presented by Live Oak Public Libraries. Wednesday, June 18, 11 a.m. West Broad Library. 4:30 p.m. Rincon Library. Free and open to the public. liveoakpl.org

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Motor-Driven Art

Featuring 3D printing with our new Maker Bot

Creative Transformations Pre-K Camp Ages: 4–6 August 4– 8, 9 am–12 pm

Saturday Explorer Series Ages Teen–Adult

First Saturday each month, 10 am–1 pm July 5: Color Theory August 2: Drawing Basics

Ages: 6–10 July 14–18, 9 am–3 pm

Prize: Sand Gnats star players will meet the winner on the field before the July 18 home game. The winning photo will also be featured on the cover of the Sand Gnat’s program and be displayed at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center.

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Shot on a super-low budget, it stars martial arts champion Ron Marcini (The “poor Man’s Chuck Norris”), and concerns a group of paid assassins. It’s filled with over-the-top fight sequences, bizarre background music and a ludicrous plot. Sponsored by Psychotronic Film Society. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7 sentientbean.com

Featuring 3D printing with our new Maker Bot July 28–August 1, 9 am–3 pm

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Lovett case: The buck stops where? were retaliated against for not playing along with the corruption at the higher levels of the police department, and by extension, City government. I’m not the first to use While Claiborne isn’t involved with the this analogy, but it works so federal case, he sees the indictments as vinwell I have to say it here: dication of sorts. former Savannah/Cha“What we’ve maintained from the begintham Police Chief Willie ning is there was an ongoing criminal Lovett has something in enterprise that Lovett headed up within the common with Al Capone. police department. That enterprise ran a Both eventually number of different operations, and it seems faced charges for also engaged in a number of different types much more innocuous activity than people of illegal conduct,” he says. thought they would. Keep in mind that the indictments don’t In the lethal Capone’s case, it wasn’t responsibility for multiple murders, but tax necessarily represent “the sum total of corruption that was occurring,” in Claiborne’s evasion which sent him to prison. words. In Lovett’s, it wasn’t alleged involvement The charges only deal with four days in with drug activity, but with a small-time March 2004 and two days in May 2013. gambling ring. “The U.S. attorney has isolated particular Games with “dice, balls and cards,” says days, and on those days Lovett managed to last week’s federal grand jury indictment of commit seven felonies,” explains Claiborne. Lovett. Gross revenue maybe $2000 a day. As for the drug shipments allegedly proTony Soprano would barely mess with that. tected by Lovett, they supposedly happened The games usually happened at a fairbetween 2009-2010. ground during holidays like St. Patrick’s (Lovett hasn’t been charged in the drug Day, New Year’s Day, and—wait for it— activity, but one cop, Malik Khaalis, has.) Martin Luther King Jr. Day. One can then logically assume—if not In other words, the type of under-thelegally prove—that all this alleged gamradar gambling that has gone on in Savannah’s alleys and social halls and fairgrounds bling, extortion, and drug activity likely and cocktail lounge back rooms literally for also occurred prior to 2004 and in any case between 2004 and 2013. generations. So let’s do the math: It’s not the juiciest reading we’ve seen Former Mayor Otis Johnson took office about Lovett. Soon after his sudden retirein 2004. ment in the wake of a sexual harassment Current Mayor Edna Jackson took office complaint, Lovett’s apparent other life was in 2012. unveiled in December 2013 in the form of Former City Manager Michael Brown an independent report by an outside firm, commissioned by City Council and paid for was hired in 1995. Former City Manager Rochelle Smallby the taxpayers. Toney was hired in 2011. That report went into a fair amount of Current City Manager Stephanie Cutter detail about two allegedly corrupt local cops, their alleged protection of drug dealers, and was hired in April 2013. Lovett didn’t become chief until 2010. Lovett’s alleged protection in turn of those So Lovett’s alleged corruption, first as corrupt cops. Nowhere in that report was major and then as chief, took place at minigambling mentioned. The charges, though, ring familiar: Lovett mum during the tenure of two mayors and three city managers. is accused of extorting a skim of the profits And near the end of all that, City leaders in exchange for protecting the illegal gamstill decided to hire him as police chief. bling operations. Why? Who knew what? And when did One of two other defendants in the case, Randall “Red” Roach, told the feds as part they know it? “The City fiddled while Rome burned, of an apparent plea bargain that Lovett and good people got hurt while the City threatened prosecution if he wasn’t paid. was fiddling,” says William Claiborne. “Now Local attorney William Claiborne has they’re asserting some technical defense.” several clients suing the City, alleging they by Jim Morekis

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In a statement, Mayor Jackson, perhaps unwisely from a future legal perspective, acknowledged the scope of the problem: “Our City Manager and City Attorney have led a broad process that has resulted in overdue change.” (My emphasis.) A more recent analysis by the same firm shows that Savannah/Chatham Police lost a whopping 229 officers from 2012-2013. The entire force comprises less than 600 patrol officers at any one time. The report states “There is evidence presented by interviewees that many of the resignations by good police officers were the result of dissatisfaction with the climate of favoritism.” Ya think? But some observers see the reports as only being partially useful and possibly commissioned in part to exonerate higher-ups. “They knew where to stop in order to not make the swamp too deep,” one tells me. To sum up: City leaders have been asleep at the wheel for a long time, across multiple administrations. Or perhaps even complicit in the corruption, as some insist. If it’s dice games that will be the tip of the iceberg leading to massive change, so be it. But I remain absolutely gobsmacked that there hasn’t been more public outrage at the allegations that police protected drug shipments to the streets of Savannah. Seemingly every week another person, or two, or three, is shot here over a drug deal. These shootings happen on the very streets that corrupt cops allegedly helped bring the drugs to themselves. The very streets that honest cops then have to go to when responding to those drug-related shootings and murders. The very streets that Lovett was sworn to protect. The very streets that City leaders were elected to serve. The very streets that citizens should instead be marching on in protest of all this. Adding to the frustration is that as history was made in 2010 and 2011 with the hiring of Lovett, our first black police chief, and Small-Toney, our first black city manager, the majority of victims of this violence are young African Americans. I frankly don’t know what more it will take for Savannah voters to finally wake up and connect the dots and demand the change that’s so sorely needed. Maybe make a game out of it instead? cs


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How do I know it’s been too long since I took my kids to visit Oatland Island Wildlife Center? Because when I told them we were going to meet the new cougar in town, my 14 year-old son looked alarmed and asked, “She doesn’t like men with braces, does she?” You may conclude that I’ve let him watch too many episodes of Desperate Housewives on Netflix. You might be right. In any case, I arched a righteous eyebrow and apprised him that while Shanti the Cougar may indeed sound like a Chardonnay-swilling dipsomaniac with a wardrobe of Lululemon yoga pants, he was sorely mistaken. And also grounded from TV for the next month. This all had to be explained to his little sister, who, thank the Lord, had no idea what we were talking about. Until now. “So then what’s an older man called who goes after younger women?” she wondered next, flattening her tube of yogurt with a slurp. My son considered this, ostensibly reviewing the melodrama of Wisteria Lane in the cobwebs of his already summerstunted mind. He replied, “A creep.” “That’s it, no TV until November,” I yelled, dispelling any trace of the Zen I thought was supposed to come with my new yoga pants. “Get your shoes on, now.” As we turned onto Oatland’s shady drive, I realized it had been at least a year since we’d last visited, though my hard drive overfloweth with past images of my two sassymouths scampering across the wooden walkways and screeching at the barn owls. Thankfully, this pristine maritime forest remains a respite for humans as well as more than 50 animal species. It’s a veritable 100-acre wood of Winniethe-Pooh wonderment, even if the center’s beloved old black bear passed on to the Big Honeypot in the Sky back in 2008. No one knows its charms better than Friends of Oatland (FOO) chair Kim Carver, born and raised on Wilmington Island and a habitual visitor since she was “knee high to a grasshopper.” The senior cabinet finisher at Gulfstream has been a dedicated volunteer here for years, and now

that her son’s in college, she’s ramped up her passion even more. “There’s just no place like it,” said Kim as we shpritzed on bug spray. “This is a real treasure in Savannah.” She took us through in the center’s main building and sunny atrium, home to a couple of rat snakes and a sleepy pair of possums named Aster and Tulip. A recent art installation of a mighty oak tree made entirely of naturally-dyed wool hangs from the ceiling, brimming with a diverse ecosystem of crocheted species (congratulations to the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs for an exceptional yarnbomb of the highest order!) Kim explained that this stately edifice, first built as a retirement home for railway workers in the 1920s, has evolved quite a bit from the sterile laboratory where the U.S. Public Health Service once studied sexually transmitted diseases. “What’s syphilis?” whispered my daughter as she eyed a baby alligator. “It’s like leprosy,” informed her brother. “Your nose falls off.” I didn’t correct him. He’s watched enough cable to know full well which body part falls off; I suspect he was protecting his sister’s innocence. While the facility itself is owned by the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System to host educational programs, it’s the non-profit FOO that raises the funds to maintain the visitor’s center and support the care of the resident critters, mostly through donations and gift shop sales of adorable stuffed creatures (the kind manufactured in China, not by taxidermy.) Kim told us how FOO helped with the acquisition of Shanti, the 2-year-old male Puma concolor that’s been sending animal lovers of all ages into a tizzy since his society debut at the end of May. “Our next goal is to bring back some bears,” she promised as we skipped through the saw palmettos and demonstrated to our old owl pal Wahoohoo that we could still screech with the best of ‘em. When we came to the new Cougar Crossing, we ran into facilities manager Kevin Morley, who has been building animal dream homes at Oatland for 20 years, including the wonderful wolf enclosure that allows folks to get up close and personal with the predatory pack. The master craftsman envisioned a similar interactive habitat for the new cougar and his panther roommate, Comanche, the soporific 16-year-old who’s been around long enough to grow his


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Shanti the Cougar’s the new attraction at Oatland Island. Photo by John Alexander. “Gawwwd, Mom. Who’s the cougar now?” He’s right; I’m way too old to be admiring the muscles of an adolescent male, even if he does have four paws. Plus, interspecies crushes never really work out. Instead, I channeled my concupiscence back at the gift shop, where I laid out a very reasonable $45 for a year-long FOO family membership. I also ordered an engraved board to be placed on one of the wooden walkways for my husband as a Father’s Day gift (surprise, babe!) to remind us of happy childhoods, even when the kids’ feet are bigger than ours. Of course, I don’t need an incentive to go back to Oatland Island sooner than later, ‘cause you’re never too old to play peek-aboo. cs

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own Spanish moss. “We had to renovate the fence anyway, and I thought ‘Let’s do something on ground level so people can see how magnificent the animal really is,” shrugged Morley, deflecting our applause for his cantilevered wooden shelter with its fine finishes and a tier of massive windows. (If you’ve ever read The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys by Savannah-born novelist Chris Fuhrman, in which a main character tries to break into Oatland Island and meets a violently cougarlicious end, you will also appreciate the reinforced locks on the gates.) And then there was Shanti himself, pacing back and forth like he was waiting for someone to buy him a cocktail. Kim had warned me that he likes to play peek-a-boo, but I still gasped when he brought his broad face up to mine, ducked around the corner and pounced at the glass. “I think he likes you, Mom,” tittered my girl. I’m usually prone to flipping a middle finger in response to catcalls from strange men, but when it came to this big handsome feline, I gotta admit, I was flattered. That tawny coat! Those hazel eyes! Those teeth! I gawked as Shanti strutted over to a shady grove, plopped down and crossed his paws. I swear on my best kale plant that he winked at me. “Let’s come back next week and see him again,” I gushed. My son rolled his eyes in disgust.

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Bike challenge spurs healthy, healthful competition By John Bennett bicyclecampaign.org

Ask people who ride bicycles in Savannah about the challenges they face and you are likely to hear tales of aggressive and inattentive drivers or calls for more bicycle lanes and trails. Some challenges, however, are not barriers to bike riding. They are motivators. That’s the case with the National Bike Challenge, which began on May 1 and continues through Sept. 30. Organized by the League of American Bicyclists, the event is “a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists — and encouraging countless new riders. In its simplest form it is a logging center for users to record miles ridden and be part of the national community of bicyclists.” Participants can log their miles manually on the National Bike Challenge website or sync their mileage automatically with smart phone applications. The structure of the challenge also encourages individual participation according to Margie Robichaux of the Coastal Bicycle Touring Club. “People love to be recognized and see their achievements and progress. The NBC gives you virtual rewards that are based on a point system,” she said. “Every day you ride you get 20 points just for riding plus one point for each mile ridden. So even if you are a casual rider, you will rapidly see yourself earning more rewards and ribbons by riding every day regardless of how strong a rider you may be,” she said. This levels the playing field and prevents elite riders from dominating the competition. Robichaux has seen how this works within the CBTC team. “Our faster and long distance riders who normally ride one or two days a week are finding they have to work harder to keep up with are casual riders who ride every single day,” Robichaux said. “It’s all in fun and we are all getting healthier and more fit in the process.” The health impact is particularly important to Robichaux, who was featured on the League of American Bicyclists website for

Participants can log their miles manually on the National Bike Challenge website or sync their mileage automatically with smart phone applications. her success in using bicycling as part of her weight loss plan. “This challenge is for everyone,” she explained. “You may not be into all the competitiveness but don’t we all want or need to strive for optimal health? Exercise is key and the NBC is structured in a way that gives you a great way to track your progress while establishing good healthy lifestyle changes.” Paula Kreissler, director of healthy living and community development for Healthy Savannah, confirmed the benefits of participating in the National Bike Challenge and similar programs. “Active transportation is at the forefront of our social movement toward a healthier Savannah for all citizens,” she said. “An extra 15 minutes of activity every day adds three years to your life. The challenge provides a helpful reminder to make exercise part of your daily routine.” Although the challenge is already in its second month, there is still plenty of time to join in on the fun. Points and mileage are aggregated for the entire challenge period, but the leaderboard resets every month, allowing new riders to jump into the action and appear at the top of the leaderboard if they ride frequently. Participants may join an existing team or start their own. They can also affiliate with schools or universities and workplaces. The City of Savannah, Memorial Health University Medical Center and ThincSavannah are among the workplaces represented.

The Savannah Area Challenge has become the scene of spirited, but cordial, competition between local bicycling organizations, whose members check the leaderboard regularly to see how they stack up against other groups in our area and across the state. The Coastal Bicycle Touring Club has developed a friendly rivalry with Albany’s Pecan City Pedalers and the Bicycling Club of Milledgeville. “Doesn’t everyone like to win in sports? Being the chairperson and cheerleader for our club’s NBC team I am constantly encouraging everyone to ride every day and log and sync their miles,” Robichaux said. “We are working very hard to move up the ranks this year. When it’s all over we all have won because we are putting out our best efforts while having fun competition with our fellow clubs.” Kreissler hopes challenge participants will continue riding, logging miles and staying connected with others after the competition and recognition of the challenge are over. “Logging my miles provides accountability to myself and my friends and it encourages me to be consistent,” she said. “I feel accomplished when I do and guilty when I don’t.” cs To join the National Bike Challenge visit nationalbikechallenge.org John Bennett is executive director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.


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City overreach on vacation rentals?

Public invited to comment on controversial draft ordinance By Jim Morekis jim@connectsavannah.com

Whether or not one believes the official 12 million tourists-a-year figure, the fact remains that Savannah is an increasingly popular tourist destination with the growing pains to prove it. Along with a multitude of high-profile hotels catering to the influx—some of which are asking for, and getting, extraordinary regulatory variances—has come the phenomenon of vacation rentals downtown. They’ve raised concerns from residents who feel the properties aren’t being regulated enough by the City of Savannah. As if in answer to their prayers, the City and the Metropolitan Planning Commission concocted a remarkable draft ordinance last week attempting to do just that—in a manner which has some vacation rental operators puzzled. “There’s nothing wrong with having licensing. But if you’re going to ask people to apply for a business tax certificate then treat them like business owners,” says Tanya Bailey-Smith, who owns a vacation rental in the space above the Great Savannah Auto Races Museum she operates off Lafayette Square. “The proposed new ordinance sounds more like something a soccer mom puts on the fridge to get the kids to do chores. It’s not how a city should be reaching out to potential new business owners,” she says. Specifically, Bailey-Smith refers to an

unusual points system which docks vacation rental owners a certain number of points for noise, parking, and behavioral violations based on the subjective judgment of a “Tourism Administrator.” “When a property owner has accumulated sixteen or more points for a particular property within a period of twelve consecutive months, or twenty-four points within a period of twenty-four consecutive months, the City shall revoke any pending certificates and reject all applications for the subject premises for a period of twelve consecutive months,” the draft reads. Another section calls for “a detailed sketch of the premises, including floor and site plan, square footage, number of bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, swimming pool, fire extinguishers and parking areas.” A seemingly needless paragraph requires “The occupant(s)’ acknowledgement that it shall be unlawful to allow or make any noise or sound that exceeds the limits set forth in the City’s noise ordinance.” The City and MPC will hold two meeting over the next couple of weeks to gather input. Bailey-Smith is hoping some changes will be made. “It’s good that it has some order to it, but the things that are hostile and punitive need to be removed,” she says, recalling a recent experience at a Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting where the vacation rental ordinance was being discussed in detail.

“One woman said right to my face, ‘I don’t like people moving here from other places.’ I was stunned,” Bailey-Smith says. With years of property management experience under her belt in her native Canada, Bailey-Smith says not only do vacation rentals bring in nearly $10 million a year to the local economy, their clientele is precisely the most desired one: Educated, more affluent, and more open to the idea of moving and possibly opening businesses here. “There are two types of tourists that come into Savannah,” Bailey-Smith says. “Traditional tourists who like to go to hotels and motels, and those who like to go somewhere and live like a local. They tend to be more experiential—I’d say about 20 percent of my customers are not only visiting Savannah, but thinking about moving to Savannah.” “The public will have ample opportunity to review and provide feedback on the draft,” assures City of Savannah Public Information Director Bret Bell. “Based on that feedback, the document will change before being presented to City Council during workshop. The document will likely change again based on feedback we get from council at workshop,” he says. “And then the public will have an opportunity to provide input once again during first and second readings during regular City Council meetings.” Richard Bartels has been among those who’d like to see the City do more to regulate vacation rentals and make sure their

owners are on a level playing field with other segments of the industry. “I haven’t seen the ordinance yet, but I have no problem with vacation rentals as long as it’s what it says in the code,” he says. “You have to live on the property. You can’t rent your house and leave at night and say that’s a B&B.” Bailey-Smith says she isn’t opposed to vacation rental owners having to play by the rules, but maintains there’s no reason to single out her business sector. “They keep talking about the noise ordinance, but those kinds of violations can occur with anyone. It’s ridiculous to try and pin all noise and nuisance on vacation rentals, which take up a tiny amount of residences downtown, compared to fulltime rentals or owners,” she says. Besides, she says, if there’s a noise problem there’s always something you can do about it: “Everyone has a remedy already available: The non-emergency police number. There are already regulations on the books for the City and Chatham County. If there are frequent problems you can be fined. “They are asking us to take disproportionate responsibility.” cs Vacation Rental Ordinance Public Meetings Thursday, June 12, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 4 p.m. Location: MPC, 112 E. State St. Meetings in preparation for future Council workshop.

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When the City owned slaves Municipal research project reveals ‘hidden history’ By Jessica Leigh Lebos jll@connectsavannah.com

JUN 11-17, 2014

It all began with a man named “Ellick.” Back in 2007, a question arose among council members as to whether the City of Savannah was directly involved in the institution of slavery. In a hasty examination of archived City Council minutes, researchers found a deed that detailed the sale of Ellick by resident Sarah Cope to the City of Savannah. The city paid $4,500 in Confederate cash (about $225 in U.S. dollars) for the enslaved man in July 1864, less than a year before the end of the Civil War. While the documentation of Ellick’s existence proved that the city participated in the purchasing of enslaved people, it was only a peek into part of Savannah’s history that lay undiscovered in the dusty annals stored deep in City Hall. “It was a quick and dirty process—we only had two weeks to put together our findings,” recalls Luciana Spracher, the director of the City’s research library and municipal archives since 2005. “I knew that the information was there and that if someone who had the time to go through those records could take the lead, we could do much more.” Spracher found that someone last fall in Lacy Brooks, who was earning her Masters’ in Public History from AASU. Brooks had studied Savannah’s yellow fever epidemic and the development of public health services in the South and was looking for an internship to fulfill the requirements of her graduate degree. When Brooks approached Spracher, the city archivist showed her to the stacks with the directive to uncover more details about the city’s use of enslaved labor.

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City of Savannah archivist Luciana Spracher (l.) and AASU public history intern Lacy Brooks examine Treasurers’ records revealing the purchases of slaves. Document photos courtesy of City of Savannah, Research Library and Municipal Archives. Brooks spent hours scouring council minutes and Treasurers’ records beginning from the city’s incorporation in 1790 to the end of slavery in 1865. Those old-fashioned ledgers, handwritten in spidery scrawl, revealed the first names of six more enslaved men approved for purchase by the City as well as six more men whose names were not recorded.

Several of those men—among them “Chance,” “Monday” and “Bob”—were bought to work in the city’s Scavenger Department and charged with keeping the streets free of debris and dead animals. Though nothing else about them is known, the fact of their presence is significant. “Every name that we know is important,” says Spracher.

“These are forgotten City employees, and it’s important to give them as much recognition as possible.” While there is no archeological evidence to support that these men lived on the grounds, maps unearthed by Brooks corroborate the existence of dwellings on the Scavenger’s Lot, near what is presently Garrison School. Also included in Brooks’ project is the tale of the Antelope, a captured Portuguese ship full of slaves that happened upon the Savannah harbor in 1830. The “ownership” of many of these enslaved Africans was parceled among plantation owner John Morel and various other households, and Brooks turned up records showing that the City of Savannah took custody of 51 of these refugees “to pull weeds in the squares as well as leveling the fortifications.” Treasury records also noted that clothing and medical attention were also provided. Brooks hypothesizes that perhaps the city became accustomed to using this “free labor,” and though there had been a decades-long practice of “renting out” other people’s slaves, council members became official participants in the slave trade with the purchase of Chance in May 1830. She says her most startling discovery was the purchase of two men for the Water Works Department in 1861, at the height of the Civil War. “It seems like that would have been quite a bold statement for that time,” she posits. Brooks’ findings have been compiled in an online research tool on the City of Savannah’s website (savannahga.gov/slavery), which not only fulfills the requirements of her internship but avails the general public to a wealth of information about Savannah not previously accessible. “What we have now is a series of primary documents available to anyone, any scholar, anywhere in the world,” she says. Now that her project is complete, Brooks is interested in doing more research using resources like the Freedmen’s Bureau and Bank records to see if the names she found can be traced. She’s also curious about how


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An 1888 map from the city’s engineering department details the possible existence of slave dwellings in the Scavenger’s Lot, near what is now Garrison School. the City adjusted to the end of slavery and whether documentation exists of municipal slavery in other cities like Charleston, New Orleans and Richmond. “Savannah was not unique in that respect,” says Brooks. “We know that enslaved people were used in many places to

build infrastructure.” While the Municipal Slavery Project provides archival access for academic use, its revelations also offer opportunity to use the historical record to fill in the metanarrative of Savannah history. Efforts by First African Baptist Church,

the King-Tisdell Cottage and the Beach Institute have preserved many elements of post-antebellum African-American culture, but unless they make a special trip to these places, visitors to the Hostess City may not realize how slavery played a critical role in its development. Spracher notes that she and Brooks have been deeply inspired by the Telfair Museums’ exhibit, Slavery and Freedom in Savannah, a project that also incorporated primary documents to put names with formerly faceless slaves. Many detailed records about how slaves lived and worked have been lost or were never kept, though preservation of the remaining evidence is trending. The City’s archival projects, in addition to the recent opening of the Butler’s Pantry at the Owens-Thomas House, serve to cleave Savannah’s slave history to its mainstream image of grand architecture and floral serenity. “This is a very beautiful city, and tourists come here to see and learn,” considers Spracher. “Maybe this will help them get a more complete story.” cs Learn more at savannahga.gov./slavery.

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Canyon Ranch Institute Savannah Partnership (CRISP) is changing the landscape in Savannah with a CRI Healthy Garden at the southeast corner of East Bay and East Broad Streets, where thousands of bus riders, tourists, walkers, and bikers pass by Trustees’ Garden every year. The goal of the CRI Healthy Garden is to develop a place where people can come together to learn about health and make a lasting connection between growing healthy food and living a healthy life. Healthy living includes eating healthy foods in healthy portions. In the rushed world of modern life, we sometimes need reminders to take time to enjoy our food. Mindful living and mindful eating are part of the CRISP effort, and the CRI Healthy Garden at Trustees’ Garden is a living embodiment of those concepts. The work began in May when Canyon Ranch Institute teamed up with Victory Gardens, a Savannah-owned and operated edible, organic landscape design and installation business, to install 10 raised garden beds at the site, lay irrigation lines, and cover paths with wood chips to prevent weeds. On May 19, Kerry Shay and David Hislop of Victory Gardens joined members of the CRI team and volunteers from across Savannah who heard about the garden project from a variety of sources, such as Connect Savannah, Second African Baptist Church, many Savannah businesses, social media sites, and at the CRI Life Enhancement Program presented in partnership with Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care. At the gardening sessions, Charles H. Morris and Kathy Kurazawa from Morris Multimedia, Inc., parent company of Connect Savannah, welcomed volunteers. Kerry and David, as well as Jennifer Cabe, Chad Lewis, Jan McIntire, Andrew Pleasant, and Kelly Shannon from CRI directed the volunteers. More than 40 people worked together to fill the beds with rich, organic soil, and planted a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers to attract pollinators. Drip irrigation lines were connected to an automatic timer to provide frequent water. Volunteers are helping maintain the garden throughout the summer, harvest crops, and replant the beds in the fall. Interested in volunteering? Contact CRI at 912.443.3264 16 or cri@canyonranchinsitute.org.

Planting in raised beds is an excellent way to control soil quality and plant growth. Left to right: Lisa Reid, Savannah resident and participant in the CRI Life Enhancement Program at Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care, Inc. (CVCPHC); Renea Steverson, Savannah resident; Palmer Steverson, Fitness Core Team Member for CRI Life Enhancement Program at CVCPHC; Joseph Washington Jr., M.D., of CVCPHC; and Kerry Shay of Victory Gardens.

Raised beds at Trustees’ Garden are reminiscent of the early use of the land as the nation’s first agricultural experiment station. The beds are made with durable, insect- and rot-resistant western red cedar.

Savannah residents Viona Ginn and Shirley Sweeney of the Senior Saints group from Second African Baptist Church talk with Kerry Shay of Victory Gardens about crops that grow well in Savannah’s summer heat.

Savannah resident Kenneth Denny lends his Master Gardener skills. Plantings at the gardens include eggplant, peppers, tomatillos, basil, oregano, heirloom beans, bush beans, butternut squash, watermelon, and flowers that attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.

CRI Healthy Garden volunteer Paul Arkwright III and CRI Team Member Kelly Shannon fill beds with plant- and peoplefriendly, compost-based soil blend from Longwood Plantation.

CRI Healthy Garden volunteer Catherine Torrence from Second African Baptist Church, CRI Executive Director Jennifer Cabe, and Charles H. Morris view the garden installation at Trustees’ Garden, which is owned by Charles. Charles and his wife Rosalie are the funding partners for the CRI Healthy Garden.

Victory Gardens’ David Hislop moves soil to the raised garden beds with the help of C. MeGill Brown, pastor of Second African Baptist Church, Savannah Police Department Chaplain, and president of Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care’s Board of Directors.

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Chinese people who endure hardship just for money - ironically believing money will protect them from suffering. • The Itella postal service of Finland announced in April that it would soon sell stamps featuring 33 designs honoring the Great Art! • Weird Japan: When Ayano Tsukimi, 64, late Finnish homoerotic artist Touko Laaksonen, better known as “Tom of Finland.” moved from Osaka back to her home vilNone were to be “hardcore” lage of Nagoro, she found a images, although a morepopulation of only 37 people explicit companion exhibit and set out to “replace” those will open soon at Finland’s who had died or moved away Postal Museum. (Finland, - by creating life-size stuffed however, is not among dolls, with unsettling facial No WEIRD WILLIE Europe’s leaders in profeatures, which she positions LOVETT NEWS ... gressive treatment of gays.) around town as if to suggest a larger population. Tsukimi Police Report estimates that she has created Government in Action Dan Greding, working about 350 “inhabitants,” and, • Susan Coppinger, 47, was promoted by reported Global Post in May, on contract with the city the city of Boston in January to a job payof Santa Barbara, Califor“imagines a future where she’s ing $38,800 in the Inspectional Services nia, was busy at work one outlived all her neighbors and Department - even though a month earlier February day installing only dolls remain.” she had been arrested for bank robbery. In signs on street lamps warn• Food trucks are ubiquifact, police said it was her second robbery of tous in many urban areas, ing that only “75 Minute the same Santander Bank in nearby Quincy. bringing ethnic foods to street Parking” was permitted. Apparently, the city’s human resources office corners, and now in the New On one block, three signs does not monitor mugshots on MassMost- York City neighborhoods of were called for, but the last Wanted.com, but in April, the city finally one required Greding to drill into concrete, Williamsburg and Soho, art impresarios secured Coppinger’s resignation. insert screws and wait for the concrete to bring stage presentations to the insides of • For panicking drivers headed in an dry - which apparently took more than 75 24-foot trucks parked on the street. Typiemergency to University Hospital in Tama- cally, ticket-holders (fewer than 20) climb in minutes, and a passing police officer ticketed rac, Florida, ready to turn left into the ER for a 30-minute play, followed by a 15-min- his truck. Greding’s first appeal of the citabecause of bleeding, shortness of breath, tion was denied, but a second appeal was ute “intermission” a few steps away at a etc., the city still requires patiently waitpending at press time. neighborhood bar, and then it’s back in the ing for the traffic light to turn green - no truck for another half-hour. One art-truck matter what - and has a $158-per violation producer blamed outlandish New York City Least Competent Criminals red-light camera perfectly aimed, accordThe 9-1-1 call at 1:50 a.m. on May 29 real estate prices for the turn to mobile sites. ing to a WPLG-TV investigation reported • China’s pre-eminent (and perhaps most came from a man who said he was lost on in March. The station noted that the trafDeen Still Road near Polk City, Florida, terrifying) performance artist, He Yunfic magistrate handling appeals serves at chang, 48, acknowledged to Agence France- and being chased by wild hogs. A sheriff ’s the pleasure of the city and so far has not deputy fairly easily “rescued” Andrew Joffe, Presse in May that he will do “anything” to relented on tickets involving even provable advance “art” - as long as it does not kill him. 24, but then discovered that Joffe (a) had emergencies. an active arrest warrant and (b) was in posMr. He most famously removed part of a • Alarmed that its internal rating sysrib on opening day of the Beijing Olympics session of a GPS device that he admitted tem revealed that some employees actuin 2008 (on the “lucky” date of 8-8-08) and stealing from a car that evening. The Polk ally perform better than others, the federal County sheriff told reporters that it was in 2010 assembled 25 people to vote on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “unusual” for an absconding thief, with a whether he should be slashed from collarannounced in May that it was scrapping the bone to knee and left bloody on a bed. (Cut- warrant, to bring himself to deputies’ attensystem. Agency director Richard Cordray ting won, 12-10, with three abstentions, and tion like that, but acknowledged with a wink expressed dismay that the system failed to that “it does get pretty dark out on Deen a doctor reluctantly made the incision.) A reveal worker disparities that matched up Still Road in the middle of the night.” gallery owner in Australia told AFP that on the basis of age, race, union status and He’s “pain” and “discomfort” “have a tranlongevity with the agency, and said that until scendent quality” and are “silent rebukes” to

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Thirty thousand spiders, led by members of the British Tarantula Society, gathered in Coventry on May 18 for the annual BTS exhibition, with a Socotra Island blue baboon spider taking Best in Show for firsttime entrant Mike Dawkins. According to news reports, judges ignore spiders’ personalities and make their selections by objectifying the body - seeking “shiny coats, correct proportions, an active demeanor and proper stance” (which means that “all eight legs should be upright and perfectly poised”). Veteran judge Ryan Hale said winning does not necessarily make a spider more valuable, but is likely to enhance the keeper’s reputation in the tarantula-training community.

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(1) Gregory Schwartz, 40, was arrested in Clairemont, California, in March and charged with crawling under a ladies’ restroom stall door at a Big Lots store to molest a shopper. (Schwartz was dressed as a Barbie doll.) (2) Jeremy Grinnell, 42, pleaded guilty in May in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to having propped up a ladder under a couple’s bedroom window in November and climbed up to watch them having sex. (At the time, Grinnell was a local pastor and assistant professor at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.) (3) Police in Ypsilanti, Michigan, identified a suspect in May to end a six-months’-long reign of disgust in which someone frequently defecated on the same slide in Prospect Park - even, amazingly, on the coldest days of the season.

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(1) A 51-year-old man drowned in Adelaide, Australia, in February, the latest person to inadvisedly jump into the water to retrieve a low-price belonging - this time, his toy boat that had gone awry. (2) A man and woman, both age 40, died in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in February - discovered in their car in a closed garage where the engine had been running, but the car had run out of gasoline. Thus, the partially clad couple appeared to be the most recent to have suffocated in that manner while having sex.

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In April, police in Ottawa, Ontario, arrested a 62-year-old man as the one who had been indecently exposing himself to visitors in Mooney’s Bay Park. Detained was Donald Popadick, whose family name (according to diligent journalism by the National Post) is present in only three Canadian households and is perhaps derived from the Serbian name Popadic. (Popadick’s arrest was made by Sgt. Iain Pidcock.) CS By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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known as a life-cycle analysis. This takes into account everything from construction and transportation of components to the site, pouring of foundations, and stringing of transmission lines to eventual decommissioning costs when the generating device has reached the end of its useful life. For wind power, these costs aren’t trivial. Some wind turbines are so massive that a single blade is nearly as long as a football field. Wind turbines contain iron, zinc, aluminum, lead, and other metals that must be mined and refined. The cost of transmisAs I drive through the fruited plains I see more sion lines and transformers can also be sizable, since turbine fields are often in remote and more windmills twisting in the breeze. locations. These behemoths got me to thinking: taking But carbonwise it pays off. A standard into account the carbon cost of production, unit of measurement for greenhouse gas transport and assembly, when does the windemissions is grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) mill become both financially and carbon-footprint cost-effective? I’ve asked several energy equivalent per kilowatt-hour (kWh) generexperts, including one manufacturer, and they ated. The worst offenders, coal-fired power had no clue. —Todd J. Janus plants, typically produce about 1,000 grams of CO2 per kilowatt-hour. Natural gas No clue? Where did you find these sopower plants emit about 600 grams, while called experts? The carbon cost of wind solar photovoltaic cells can emit from 50 power is well known—low carbon emissions to 250 grams depending on technology. is one of wind’s main advantages. (RenewNuclear power plants emit just 20 to 30 ability, naturally, is the other.) Wind’s costgrams, but nukes have other issues. Wind effectiveness from a financial standpoint is turbines vary considerably—offshore plants likewise no mystery, but frankly the story is generate more juice due to steadier winds less upbeat, particularly in light of the natu- but have much higher carbon costs. On ral gas boom due to fracking. I don’t say it’s average, though, wind generates less than 30 game over for wind power; all fossil fuels grams of carbon per kilowatt-hour. including gas will run out eventually. But Out-of-pocket costs are where wind wind has a steep hill to climb. power runs into trouble. According to U.S. To gauge the carbon cost of a powerDepartment of Energy projections, offshore generation source, engineers perform what’s wind power plants entering service in 2019

will have a net cost of 20 cents per kilowatthour, by far the highest cost of any technology except solar thermal. Onshore wind power is much cheaper at 8 cents/kWh, which compares well with coal at 9.6 cents, although coal you can switch on and off as needed, unlike wind. Natural-gas-fired plants, however, kick virtually every other technology’s butt. They produce electricity for as little as 6.4 cents/ kWh, cheaper than all other sources except geothermal—and geothermal has limited availability, while gas is abundant. Gas is also relatively easy to transport and available on demand. If it weren’t for global warming, natural gas unquestionably would be the electricity-generation source of choice. But global warming can’t be ignored, much as some would like to. Although cleaner than coal, natural-gas plants still produce significant CO<subscript>2<>. In the near term, the limits proposed by the Obama administration won’t make natural gas less attractive; on the contrary, if they stick they’ll hasten the switch from coalfired generation to gas. However, a carbon tax, which has been proposed with varying degrees of seriousness, would be a different story. Australia recently enacted a controversial carbon tax of more than $23 per metric ton of CO2. This dramatically shifts the financial balance in favor of wind, which can generate power at 70 percent of the cost of natural gas and 55 percent that of coal. But I don’t see a carbon tax getting much traction in the U.S.—Obama will have a

tough enough time holding the line on CO2 limits. Absent such a tax, the prospects for wind are dubious. Till now the wind-power industry has benefited from a tax credit of 2.3 cents/kWh for plants that started construction before 2014. The credit lasts ten years, bringing the cost per kilowatt-hour below six cents, which overcomes a lot of investor hesitation. The credit is currently in limbo because of Republican-led efforts to slash or kill it. Kill the credit and you kill much of the incentive, which is another way of saying the credit is distorting the market. You ask: Isn’t a tax credit for wind just a carbon tax from a different angle? No. The carbon tax says “Figure out a way to reduce emissions.” The tax credit says “Here’s how you’re going to reduce emissions.” If we’re trying to encourage innovation—and we’d better be—that’s a big distinction. Over the long term, wind’s prospects are brighter. For 2040, the DOE projects that power-generation costs for natural gas will rise, while those for wind will drop (although offshore wind will still be among the costliest technologies). If so, wind power may make more economic sense. But from a strictly dollars-and-cents perspective, it doesn’t make a lot of sense right now. cs By cecil adams

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Chris and Brooke Autry opened Black Orchid Tattoo & Gallery 10 years ago. For the shop’s first anniversary, they threw a party at the Jinx, run by former body-piercing artist (and forever tattoo aficionado) Susanne Guest. In those days, Black Orchid was at the intersection of Drayton and York. The Autrys are celebrating a full decade with an anniversary party Saturday, June 14, also at the Jinx. The music’s by Damon and the Shitkickers—a band of musicians with a few tattoos between them—and there’ll be raffles of artwork from Black Orchid’s five in-house artists, plus custom tattoo work. The shop has been at Barnard and Victory for six years—and has been named “Best Tattoo Shop” in the Connect Best of Savannah readers’ poll for every one of those six years. “Everybody has their own ideas of success,” says Brooke Autry, Black Orchid’s business manager. “It depends on what you’re going for. If a guy wants to be a oneBlack Orchid co-owner Chris Autry (seated, with glasses) is one of his shop’s five tattoo artists. Photo by Bill DeYoung. man shop, and not have to deal with any bullshit, then that guy’s successful.

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“I just always like to be doing stuff. I like to do the marketing and the parties and the ads and the decorating. So yeah, I’m successful. And Chris is an extremely talented artist. All my guys here are super-talented.” Back home in Charlotte, Chris Autry was getting tired of dead-end construction jobs. He turned his artistic temperament to tattooing in the late 1990s; he and Brooke bought into a low-end “street shop” but ultimately decided they wanted something more … classy. Landing in Savannah with their two young children, they set about opening a shop of their own. Brooke, whose own tattoos are discreetly covered during daylight hours (her husband’s are not), visited the lending institutions. “I’m the spokesperson,” she laughs. “I go in with the blonde hair and the southern accent, and I take the kids, and I get the leases and the credit lines and all that kind of stuff. I’m the one they talk to—Chris stands behind me, and he’s the cool guy. We play the roles.” Brian Warnekros, who’s married to Jinx owner Susanne Guest, has been a Black Orchid artist for six years. He and Chris Autry’s fellow artists are Scott Althen,

Chase Allen and Josh White. They do all kinds of tattoo art—simple to high-end and complex illustrative styles, traditional, realism, tribal, fantasy, whatever you’re looking for. Ten years feels pretty good to Brooke Autry. “It’s over the hump,” she says. “We made it. We’ve maintained our ethics, we’ve maintained our integrity, we enjoy what we do. We get to go home at night—we’re not rich by any means, but we have a nice little house, and the kids have clothes and food.”

there are more to be announced any second now. Watch this space for the latest. • Savannah Metal Punx celebrates its 4th birthday June 21 with a fierce lineup at Dollhouse Productions. The marquee includes Eyehategod, Ringworm, Enabler, Hollow Leg, Holly Hunt, Shroud Eater, Coastlines, the Day of the Beast and Ectovoid. The bash starts at 5 p.m.; tickets are $25 through brownpapertickets.com. • Surely you’ve heard by that Japanese punk legends Shonen Knife—all-girl rock ‘n’ roll destroyers from the ‘80s and News and other stuff beyond!!!—will appear at Dollhouse Sept. • It’s always one of the best parties in 26. $10 tickets now through eventbrite.com. town. The rhythm ‘n’ blues powerhouse • R&B singer Fantasia returns to our fair known as The Sapphire Bullets of Pure city July 11 (that’s a Johnny Mercer Theatre Love has (have?) a concert Saturday, June 14 show). The North Carolina native recently at the Alee Shrine Temple. Tickets for the 8 finished a star turn in the Broadway musip.m. show are $20 at Portman’s Music. Can’t cal After Midnight, which won the Tony for say enough good stuff about the city’s badBest Choreography a few nights ago. Tickets dest horn band. for Fantasia’s Savannah concert are $55-$75 • Ten local bands (and perhaps more) will via etix.com. perform June 29 in Forsyth Park, for The • From the “Coming Soon” department: First Annual Tommy Strong Music Festival Sauna Heat opens for L.A.’s Snow White for Brain Cancer Awareness. Confirmed at June 18 at Hang Fire (DJ Svengali’s on press time were Waits & Co., Jon Lee & the bill, too); the Wormhole has Sunglow, the Apparitions, Outlaw Gypsy, 2 Tone Shapes & Their Names, Columbia’s great Fish, the Blurry Aftermath, the Andrew duo Silver Screen Orchestra, and Culture Gill Band and a few others. Organizers say Vulture June 28. CS

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Teenagers pounding out guitar noise in a garage don’t have a lot of options for playing in public, because of the city’s pesky drinking-age law. Look hard enough, and you’ll find a couple of restaurants which give stage space to all-ages music, but it’s not exactly a lucrative business. That’s why God created the house show. “House shows are our favorite places to play,” explains Crazy Bag Lady drummer Daniel Lynch. “I think they’re a lot of bands’ favorite places to play, because they are so personal. You get 25 kids in some of these living rooms and it seems like there’s a thousand people there, all right there with you.

You can’t miss a beat.” The four guys in Crazy Bag Lady are well into their 20s, and the band has been cranking out adrenaline-pumping rock ‘n’ roll in Savannah bars, where the beer flows like wine, for almost two years now. But they’re best experienced at an intimate, house-show level, where wild-eyed and frenetic singer Josh Sterno is so close you’re swapping sweat with him. The energy-stoked quartet plays Hang Fire’s eighth anniversary party Friday, June 13, with COEDS. They’re booked into Hang Fire again on June 26, with Sharkmuffin. Oh, they love that cramped little stage at Hang Fire. “It fills out so easy,” says guitarist Derek Lynch (Daniel’s brother). “You feel

like you’re on top of the world.” Says charismatic frontman Sterno: “I love how personal I can get with an audience; I feel it’s easier to control a crowd that close. I also enjoy making people feel awkward, for some reason ...” On Saturday the 14th it’s back into allages territory with a show at Graveface Records & Curiosities, with the Joy Kills and Whiskey Wednesday. Sterno and the LynchBros grew up in Guyton. Of course, there isn’t really much to do in Effingham County, which might explain why so many bands come out of so many garages there. Derek Lynch remembers a metal band he was in, A Girl A Gun A Ghost (“An old school hardcore sound with a new southern

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THEATER

The original game of thrones?

Oedipus the King returns, via the Savannah Stage Company By bill deYoung bill@connectsavannah.com

same,” Tinti explains. “What this adaptation offers us is accessibility through language. So much of what we talk about at Savannah Stage Company is accessibility. “I would have a hard time seeing it with the original language—I don’t know how engaged I could possibly be with that kind of a language barrier. With John’s adaptation, anyone can know what’s going on.” An actor, director and playwright, Hardy is also known for his exhaustive one-man shows (in his adaptation of A Christmas Carol, for example, he plays 20

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The archetypical Greek tragedy, Sophocles’ Oedipus the King can be traced back to Athens, 429 BC. It is quite possibly the most translated, most adapted dramatic play in history. Yet its fundamental story arc—that of a man who unwittingly kills his own father, and marries his own mother, then pokes out his own eyes when he realizes what he’s done—speaks to something deep, and dark, in all of us.

You’ve heard of Freud’s theory about the Oedipus Complex? Here’s the original guy with mommy and daddy issues. The Savannah Stage Company is mounting a production of Oedipus The King June 13-21 in the third floor loft space of the restaurant/club Ampersand. Director Jayme Tinti, the group’s outreach director and associate artistic director, says that the translation by John Hardy “contemporizes” Oedipus without straining the audience’s sense of logic and proportion. “The story is the same; the lesson is the

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Barter Theatre alumnus Ryan Henderson has the title role in Oedipus The King. Photos by Savannah Stage Company.


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characters). In 2008, he directed his Oedipus at Virginia’s Barter Theatre; Jayme Tinti was the company’s stage manager. And she fell head over heels for the way Hardy re-framed the legendary morality play. “It’s one of those stories where you can almost hope that it’s going to end differently,” she says. “And that’s what I want with this production—for someone who’s familiar with the story to be there just for a moment with Oedipus and hope it will be different.” Pause. “It’s not.” In the title role will be Ryan Henderson, who played Oedipus in that Hardy-directed Barter production. Another Barter alum, Jason Lavalee, is in the cast, along with SSC regulars Lexi Balaoing, Cat Yates, Bryan Pridgen and Wesley Pridgen. The chorus—a staple of classic Greek drama—will be in silhouette, behind enormous white screens. That’s an innovation of Tinti’s. “What we’ve discovered during rehearsals is that he uses the chorus very much as a counsel,” she explains. “And it’s working. It’s engaging.” This adaptation centers around an oracle’s pronouncement that the City of Thebes is doomed unless the murderer of King Laius (Oedipus’ predecessor) can be found. And guess who that is? “That’s definitely where things start for us,” Tinti says. “It’s all in pursuit of saving the city, and in doing so, Oedipus learns about himself—and that he is the festering thing in the city.” Tinti points to a specific moment in the play. “There’s a line, ‘There’s no such thing as a humble leader,’” she explains. “In other words, until that mirror’s held up, how much of ourselves do we really see? “How much control do we have over our own life? What sits with me, especially going through it this second time, is how unaware of ourselves we all are.” It’s been two years since Tinti, artistic director Bryan Pridgen and several others left their Barter Theatre gigs for Savannah, where they bravely began a grassroots theater company without knowing a single person in the community. “It’s real easy to dream,” she reflects. “Bryan and I have been sitting together dreaming for a long time.” Their children’s theater outreach successfully tours area schools and libraries year-round; Oedipus arrives halfway through the company’s second season of full stage productions. Still, there have been some bumps. “I’m glad that it’s not easy,” Tinti says. “We’re out

‘It’s all in pursuit of saving the city, and in doing so, Oedipus learns about himself.’ there all day, pounding the pavement, trying to make this happen. And some areas have gone beyond our dreams; in some areas, we got our ass handed to us.” Tinti is also in charge of the Savannah Stage Company’s improv comedy group; she has glowing words for the Odd Lot, the city’s other improv outfit, for continually raising the bar. “I’m so glad to be here in Savannah,” she enthuses. “So glad to have met the people I’m meeting, and being inspired by all of this other art. Being challenged, even with other companies challenging me all the time. That’s cool.” CS Oedipus The King Where: Ampersand, 36 MLK When: At 8 p.m. June 13, 14, 19, 21; at 2 p.m. June 15 Tickets: $10 or Pay-What-You-Can Online: savannahstagecompany.com; brownpapertickets.com Co-sponsor: Art Rise Savannah

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It wouldn’t be untoward to call Ele and Sean Tran Savannah’s First Family of Asian cuisine. Their upscale Chive Sea Bar & Lounge has joined the ultra-chic Ele Fine Fusion in the top tier of award-winning fine restaurants around these parts, and the King & I and Tangerine continue to light up discerning palates on the Southside. Their highbrow homage to fast fare, Fire Street Food, has branched into Charleston, while the original location’s chicken skewers remains a staple for everyday appetites. You’d think six restaurants spread across downtown, the Islands, past the last exit of the Truman Parkway and beyond would be enough to keep the Trans busy. But much like how some of us can’t stop noshing on Fire’s barbecue ribs, Ele and Sean can’t quit coming up with new culinary concepts. Their latest venture is the Flying Monk Noodle Bar, right across Broughton Street

from Chive. Inspired by the bustling Chinatown districts of New York City and San Francisco, the Flying Monk embodies the delicious smells and vibrant colors of those city streets. Chopping boards with crispy 5-spice pork are served alongside giant bowls of ramen topped with egg, accompanied by plates of edamame dumplings and spicy tuna tacos. All that’s missing are the ducks hanging in the window. “Sean is obsessed with Chinatown,” admits Ele. “We took a trip to New York, and we went back to Chinatown twice, sometimes three times a day! We’d shop, we’d go get a hotpot. We’d see the Empire State Building, then go back for dim sum.” At Flying Monk, Sean (known simply as “the Chef ”) has combined his love for Chinatown’s hearty pedestrian noodle dishes with a talent for bringing together a variety of comfort foods from various regions across Asia. While the menu itself reflects the Trans’ predilection for culinary fusion, the recipes remain pure to their origins: Crunchy Korean kimchi is offered next to

chili-lime noodle salad from Cambodia. Pho (with all the fixins’, of course) from Ele’s parents’ native Vietnam shares the menu with Mekong ginger rice from Laos, from where Sean’s family hails. Sides include bok choy and Chinese broccoli as well homemade fry bread reminiscent of the snacks picked up in plain paper boxes from crowded food stalls. And like the food in Chinatown, price points remain low: Most of the entrées don’t exceed $12.95, even at dinnertime. Open for lunch at 11 a.m., Flying Monk closes from 3 to 5 p.m. to prep for late night hours—10 p.m. during the week and 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. “People come from all around the world to Savannah,” says Ele, relaxing for a moment in the simple red-and-beige banquette she designed. “They expect something different, something authentic.” Ele is responsible for all of their restaurants’ remarkable and unique settings, and for Flying Monk employed a Chinatown theme without falling into kitsch (no dragon umbrellas or jade trinkets, no.) She


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Chef Sean Tran’s signature tuna tartar tacos share the menu with traditional Asian dishes. family appears to be a winning recipe for Ele and her chef. “They’re a very impressive duo, for sure,” commends Shane Litts, the restaurant group’s operations manager—and Ele’s brother-in-law. Of Flying Monk’s opening, Litts says with a grin, “We were literally slammed five minutes after we opened.” cs Flying Monk Noodle Bar, 5 W. Broughton St., (912) 2328888, eleandthechef.com

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transformed this former Mexican restaurant by brandishing splashes of red paint, live plants and a giant black Buddha presiding over the dining space. Glittering with sculptures of golden koi is a three-dimensional wallscape she collaborated on with local artist Adolfo Alvarez. It’s a certain indefatigable passion that keeps Ele and her husband motivated to keep coming up with new hotspots of delicious design—and they aren’t done yet: Slated for this winter is the Vault, a gourmet café and market to be housed in the old Bank of America building in the Starland district. Their continued momentum is also motivated by a dedication to taking care of their own. “We have a big family,” laughs Ele, who first opened Little Saigon with her parents a decade ago. “We have to feed everybody!” True, each restaurant is staffed with various aunties, uncles, cousins and various good friends who have become part of the Trans’ extended brood. Their 10 year-old daughter, Helena serves pok pok papaya salad at Flying Monk with a broad smile. Their creative, fresh approach to culinary traditions matched with a commitment to

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Above, Wendy holds down the bar; below is the famous Mushroom Swiss burger It’s easy for many places to just throw a handful of frozen stuff into hot oil and hand you a quick basket of fried food to go with your beer. You won’t find that at Norwood Tavern. It may take a little longer for your dishes to arrive, but be assured; they are indeed freshly created for you personally. One word of warning, do not attempt to bite into a jalapeño popper without letting it cool first—that may sound like just plain good sense, but at 2 a.m. you don’t always have that quality in abundance, especially after a few beers. I hold no grudges though—the damn thing was amazingly delicious! Do yourself a favor and let’em cool a moment before you dig in. A special item here is the hot lunches, which Bob and Pat take care to make as good as anything you’d get at your mama’s

house (well, my mama’s at least!). At only $6 a pop it’s a steal to pick up a thick, fried pork chop, pulled pork Boston butt, baked ham or lasagna with a rich homemade sauce— each day of the week has its own entrée— and get three country vegetables on the side. Fridays are popular because of the incredible cheesy potatoes dotted with sour cream and real bacon, and this is the only tavern I’ve seen that serves tender, sweet brussel sprouts done just right. Get in on Saturday morning at 830 a.m. for a tasty breakfast! cs Norwood Tavern 2130 Norwood Ave. (behind B-Lo) (912) 354-4941 11 a.m.-3a.m. Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-3 a.m. Sat 10:30 a.m.-Midnight Sun


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Moving off the Grid: Acrylic Abstractions in Color and Line — Paintings by Stephen Darr. Geo-

metric 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. Through June 30 Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

Borderland: Exhibition by Rumi Hara — Hara

incorporates watercolor illustrations, handinked comics and photographs in her work, that revisits Coastal Georgia as a space in between Africa and America, water and land, reality and imagination. Free and open to the public. Artist’s reception June 13, 6-9pm. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.

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

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mance art exhibit which will feature local artists Jennifer Salmon and Jean-Pierre Villafone, also known as “Skem” in the art world. Free Fri., June 13, 6-9 p.m. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. Suite 300.

tion exhibited in the Alex Townsend Grand Courtyard. Mabry appropriates figures of Rodin’s “The Burghers of Calais,” adorning them with familiar American mascot heads. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Continuing Exhibits

New York Accents — An exhibition of visual art, decorative and fine art objects from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection dating from the early 19th century to the present, exploring the rich influence of New York on Savannah. Museum admission. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.

Shaved — Works by artists (and Blick em-

ployees) Emily Quintero and Christine Zito. Blick Art Materials, 318 East Broughton St.

Visual & performance art by Jennifer Salmon and Jean-Pierre Villafone, aka Skem, is at ThincSavannah this Friday; this is a sample of Villafone’s architectural conceptualization from his website at www.jeanpierreskem.com/

Agents of Change, by Kenneth Martin — Portrait artist Martin presents a collection of oil paintings of African American historical figures (1700s and 1800s). Through June 27 Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St.

beauty of everyday Savannah scenes. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.

Airport Art Gallery Spring Exhibition — The Savannah Art Association exhibits over thirty works of oil, acrylic, mixed media and three dimensional art. Art may be purchased through the Savannah Art Association. Free and open to the public. Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, 400 Airways Ave. Alfredo Jaar: Shadows — The world premier of

a site specific installation, Shadows, at the SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Art in City Hall: Peter Halpern — Peter J. Halpern exhibition, Savannah Scenes, features paintings in acrylic that capture the unique

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

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

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. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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

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Paintings by Johanna Hopkinson — Savannah mixed media artist and painter whose work reflects the natural world. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Paintings by Sharon Saseen & Jewelry by Randee Powell — In June, Gallery 209 presents

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teen, the last thing she wants to do is spend potentially limited time attending support group meetings, but at the insistence of her mother (Laura Dern), she finally acquiesces. And a good thing, too, since it’s at one of these meetings that she encounters Augustus “Gus” Waters (Ansel Elgort), a self-assured boy who lost a leg to cancer and now sports a prosthetic one. Gus and Hazel both benefit from loving and supportive parents, yet what they really require is one another, someone who can understand firsthand the fears and difficulties that they each face daily. For her part, though, Hazel wants to keep some distance, as she doesn’t desire to see anyone else hurt by her tragic life circumstances. Gus naturally balks at her decision, and they eventually make the transition from best buddies to consummate soulmates. Naturally, cancer will again rear its hideous head at some point over the course of the film, but the script by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (the pair who wrote (500) Days of Summer and the aforementioned The Spectacular Now) is too intelligent to telegraph its moves or allow the drama to fall into predetermined place. One of the highlights of the picture is when Hazel and Gus travel to Amsterdam to meet Peter Van Houten (Willem Dafoe), the author of Hazel’s favorite book, and their meeting isn’t quite what one


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Once on the battlefield, Cage proves to be utterly worthless - he’s a far cry from Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), a kick-ass combatant who has become the face of humanity’s stand against its evil attackers. Cage is so incompetent, in fact, that he’s quickly killed ... only to then find himself waking up back at the barracks on the day before the beachfront battle commences. To reveal more would be to spoil the picture’s numerous surprises; suffice it to say that Cage dies repeatedly, but rather than forge a rapport with Punxsutawney Phil, he becomes acquainted with Rita, the one person who understands why he seems stuck in an endless loop. With Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) as director and an angel-kissed script by Oscar winner Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and the team of Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth (the Valerie Plame drama Fair Game), it’s clear that complexity and ingenuity won’t be in short supply. But what’s unexpected is the high level of humor coursing through the film, with much of it in a darkly comic vein that perfectly aligns with Cage’s sense of EDGE OF TOMORROW frustration and resignation as he’s required OOOO to carry out the same actions over and over Ever since the first trailer broke for Edge again (there’s a bit involving a moving vehicle of Tomorrow, the movie hasn’t been able to that will doubtless remain the year’s best shake the label that it’s basically Groundhog sick joke). Day dripped through a sci-fi filter. While As for the effects work, it’s nothing short there’s some truth to that - and also truth in that it’s similar to Source Code, a comparison of superb, with the Mimics proving to be that curiously isn’t being made much - such expertly designed - and genuinely frighta designation proves to be woefully limiting ening - creatures. Yet all the fancy CGI for a film as exhilarating as this one. It’s only wouldn’t amount to anything if we weren’t been a couple of weeks since X-Men: Days of actively involved in the characters’ fates Future Past laid an early claim for the title of (see Cruise’s recent sci-fi failure Oblivion as a readily available example of a project the summer’s best blockbuster, and already overwhelmed by its visuals), and the takewe have another potent contender. In fact, no-prisoners performance by Blunt and 2014 has already seen enough high-caliber especially the multifaceted work by Cruise releases that if the rest of the summer folensure that our emotions are as actively lows suit, I might have enough for a 10 engaged as our imagination. Best list by Labor Day and can take off the If Edge of Tomorrow unfortunately turns a remainder of the year. bit conventional as it enters its final stretch, I jest, of course. Still, Edge of Tomorrow that’s a small price to pay for what’s overall is excellent enough that it will certainly be remembered at year’s close. Endlessly enter- a socko motion picture that demands to be taining and ceaselessly innovative, this futur- seen today. istic saga, an adaptation of a Japanese novel with the groovy name All You Need Is Kill, CHEF finds Tom Cruise once again working his OOOP movie-star mojo in the role of Major WilAfter finding success as a director-forliam Cage, the military’s leading p.r. flack hire with Elf and the Iron Man movies, Jon and a wiz at selling the ongoing war against Favreau has made a welcome return to the invading alien forces nicknamed “Mimics.” indie fold with a film so funny and likeable But when a no-nonsense general (Brendan it makes you wish he could do this sort of Gleeson) orders him to accompany the first thing full-time and still earn a living. The wave of troops set to fight the e.t.s along the writer/director plays Carl Casper, a celebFrench coast, he refuses, forcing the general rity chef who’s been cranking out the same to have him arrested as a deserter and ship- menu at a tony L.A. restaurant for 10 years. ping him to the front as an ordinary soldier. Following a dispute with his boss (Dustin might expect. Instead, the emotions that are unleashed are raw, startling and even terrifying, and they provide an unease not even attempted in other films of this nature (certainly not junk like Sweet November or Autumn in New York). Even with its blanket richness, The Fault in Our Stars won’t draw viewers who dismiss out of hand anything dealing with palpable emotions (I expect online fanboys to bash it as if it were a Twilight sequel, even as they purchase tickets for the next Transformers flick). But admittedly, one person’s soul-rattling catharsis might be another’s Hallmark greeting card, meaning even open-minded viewers might not catch its wavelength. Fair enough. There’s one line of voiceover, taken from Green’s novel, that struck me as particularly memorable: “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” If this line strikes you as so much treacle, skip the film with my blessing. But if it speaks to you, then better pocket that handkerchief before heading to the multiplex.

Hoffman) and an embarrassingly bad review from a popular online food critic (Oliver Platt), Casper faces a mid-life crisis: Suddenly his good name isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, and he’s out of a job with no prospects. Add to this a strained relationship with his precocious 12-year-old son (Emjay Anthony), and this is a chef at a crossroads. He doesn’t completely understand the power of social media, which only adds to his difficulties. With moral support from his best friend (Scarlett Johansson), and ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), and financial help from her first husband (an eccentric millionaire played with the usual eccentric gusto by Robert Downey Jr.) Casper embarks on a new career, as the proprietor of a food truck that serves authentic Cuban sandwiches, arroz con pollo and other Latin specialties cooked to gourmet perfection. Accompanied by his son – who takes instantly to the family business – and line chef John Leguizamo, Kessler takes El Jefe (the business-on-wheels) from Miami to Los Angeles, with stops in New Orleans, Austin and other American food capitals. So it’s a road trip story, a malebonding movie, and a food comedy with no unpleasant aftertaste. Celebrity chef Roy Choi, who appears briefly as himself, was Favreau’s advisor on the film – so the many mouth-watering “food porn” shots of Casper at work (slicing, dicing and preparing) were actually performed by the writer/director himself. Indeed, there are precious little false flavors in Chef. It’s sweet but not cloying, a tremendously satisfying cinematic meal. Don’t expect a sequel anytime soon, however. Favreau’s next project, for Disney, is a big-budget remake of The Jungle Book, combining live action and CGI. (Bill DeYoung)

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OOO Are revisionist takes on beloved children’s stories a passing fancy, or should we expect a glut of them over the coming decades? Like the excellent Broadway hit Wicked and the execrable Hollywood hit Oz the Great and Powerful, both of which demonstrated how the Wicked Witch of the West didn’t start out as a major-league villain, Maleficent takes the evil sorceress from Sleeping Beauty and rationally explains how she also found herself journeying to the dark side. At this rate, can we soon expect to see an infant Cruella De Vil viciously attacked by a rabid dalmatian, or a teenage Ursula the Sea Witch bullied by her mermaid peers? Whereas the two Wizard of Oz prequels continues on p. 36

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in the West earning enough bank to similarly ensure a followup, as this fledgling franchise barely has enough worthy gags to fill out even one movie. That’s not to say MacFarlane doesn’t try mighty hard in his attempts to wallop the funny bone. The filmmaker clearly hopes that his comic Western will be this generation’s companion piece to Mel Brooks’ 1974 classic Blazing Saddles. But while both works are packed end to end with nonstop gags, the hit-to-miss ratio is at opposite points of the spectrum, with the new picture only scoring, on average, once every 10 or so minutes. In addition to serving as director, producer, co-scripter and co-lyricist, MacFarlane also handed himself the leading role, a disastrous decision that all but guaranteed the film had little chance of succeeding. A lightweight presence, he provides only standup schtick when a real characterization is required. As Albert, a sheep farmer who hates everything about the gritty, dangerous West, the part could have been interesting in the hands of, say, Bradley Cooper or Paul Rudd. In MacFarlane’s mitts, he’s nothing but a vapid quip generator, and the auteur’s miscasting is only accentuated by the presence of such notable talents as Charlize Theron (natural and relaxed as a sympathetic sharpshooter) and Liam Neeson (a rare turn as a scowling villain). As expected, the movie is crammed with crudity - no problem; so was Ted (and Blazing Saddles, for that matter). But Ted smartly allowed the raunchy material to emanate from its furry protagonist’s predilections. With Million Ways, MacFarlane is content to act like a monkey flinging its own poop at everyone in close proximity, and most of the material, unshackled from anything of import, is either stretched beyond the breaking point (the explosive diarrhea suffered by Neil Patrick Harris’ supercilious dandy) or witless in the first place (a sheep urinating on Albert’s face). This isn’t to say A Million Ways to Die in the West is completely devoid of workingorder humor. Casting Gilbert Gottfried in the small role of Abraham Lincoln is pure demented genius - why didn’t Steven Spielberg think of it? - and a pair of surprise cameos by actors revisiting old roles really A Million Ways to Die in the West do delight. O And Albert’s contention that the West Writer-director Seth MacFarlane, he of Family Guy infamy, provided a million ways offers nothing but death results in a few to laugh in the multiplex with the release of funny and/or shocking moments (ice, anythe hilarious 2012 blockbuster Ted, a film so one?). But genuine laughs are few and far between; the only way this movie could popular that a sequel is inevitably heading work is in an edited version running 15 our way next year. It’s hard to imagine A Million Ways to Die minutes, tops. CS made sure that their stories flowed seamlessly into L. Frank Baum’s tale without upsetting his established narrative, Maleficent feels as if it hews closer to the “alternate universe” theory popular in superhero comic books. Yet even this might be false, as the film’s narrator ( Janet McTeer) insists that the story we’ve heard over the years isn’t entirely accurate. Translation: Expect some fundamental changes to the legend most people know from either Charles Perrault’s original fairy tale La Belle au bois dormant or Disney’s 1959 animated version Sleeping Beauty. In this new picture, Maleficent is painted as a kind and gentle fairy, not only as a child but once she grows into womanhood (and played at this point by Angelina Jolie). It’s only after she’s betrayed by a man who predictably places more importance on power than romance (insecure guys, feel free to insert a NotAllMen meme here) that she lashes out in righteous anger. Circumstances lead to her placing a curse on the beautiful young Princess Aurora (portrayed in her teen years by Elle Fanning), but as she comes to know the child in her guise as Aurora’s “fairy godmother,” Maleficent begins to question her own judgment. Debuting director Robert Stromberg is a five-time Emmy-winning visual effects artist (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Boardwalk Empire) and a two-time Oscar-winning production designer (Avatar, Alice in Wonderland), so it’s a given that Maleficent looks magnificent. Unfortunately, Stromberg opts to go for cuteness on too many occasions - some of the forest denizens are about as menacing as Ewoks, and the three good fairies, played in both live-action and CGI incarnations by Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Juno Temple, are even more annoying than their animated 1959 counterparts - and this tends to undermine the sense of pungent menace suggested by the film’s dark, dank look. Still, any weaknesses melt in the wake of Jolie’s excellent work as the title figure. With dabs of CGI enhancing her already striking visage, Jolie moves through the film with the ease and confidence of a panther striding through the jungle.


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Activism & Politics 13th Colony Patriots

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

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

Alderman Mary Ellen Sprague hosts a weekly gathering for District 4 constitu-

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ents every Wednesday morning. Residents and business owners of District 4 are invited to drop-in to ask questions and discuss local issues. Free and open to the public. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m. 912-659-0103. ogeecheecoffee.com/. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St.

website for information. Free . 912308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans. com.

Public Meeting on Short Term Residential Rental Ordinance

Young Democrats

One of two public meetings on shortterm residential rentals held by the City of Savannah and Metropolitan Planning Commission, to obtain feedback from the community. A draft ordinance and amendment to the zoning code has been written by a small group of owners, operators, residents, and tourism officials, and City and MPC staff. Free and open to the public. Thu., June 12, 10 a.m. and Tue., June 17, 4 p.m. Thu., June 12, 10 a.m. and Tue., June 17, 4 p.m Metropolitan Planning Commission, 112 East State Street. Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

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Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook.com/groups/SAVlibertarians. Mondays Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free . 423-6197712. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Auditions and Calls for Entries African American Theatre

Revitalize African-American theatre in Savannah. Staging and premiering of new, dynamic plays with memorable characters and storylines. Contact playwright Ben Harris for information. Every 3 days. 404/955-1697. ybasa126@aol. com. Every 3 days Art Rise Savannah Seeks Artists for Fresh Exhibition Fellowship Program

Apply for Fresh’s Exhibition Fellowship, The Fellowship is a submission-based process in which recipients receive

a three week exhibition in the Fresh Exhibition gallery. Application deadline: July 25. $40 application fee. See website for details. A project of Art Rise Savannah. Through July 25. info@ freshexhibitions.org. freshexhibitions. org/fellowship/. Through July 25 Performing Arts Instructors Sought

Department of Cultural Affairs Accepting Proposals for Neighborhood Arts Programming Instructors City seeks applications for Weave A Dream Initiative instructors for Fall 2014 programming. Proposals are due by August 29, 2014 and should be submitted by email to cnorthcutt@savannahga.gov or mailed to 9 West Henry Street, Savannah, GA 31401. To download the application and see criteria, go to the Cultural Affairs website www.savannahga.gov/arts. For more information please contact Crystal Northcutt at (912) 644-7927. Through Aug. 29. Through Aug. 29 Call for Artists

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Non-Fiction Gallery is looking for works that explore the many facets of the concept of reality. The gallery invites artists from all media to apply to this national juried show. Please see the prospectus at nonfictiongallery.com. Show dates: August 1-12, 2014 Submission deadline: Friday, July 11, 2014 Entry fee: $20 for up to three works, $5 per every entry thereafter. Every 3 days. 912-6625152. nonfictiongallery.com. Every 3 days Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.

of at least $500,000. Cultural Projects Investment Program, designed for the City to invest in non-profit organizations and/or institutions of higher learning that provide high quality innovative arts services that increase access to cultural and creative experiences, support and facilitate skill development, inform the public about entrepreneurial avenues in the cultural sector, and nurture the local creative industry. Applications, guidelines, and program information will be available on the Department of Cultural Affairs website (www.savannahga.gov/ arts) or by contacting Crystal Northcutt at cnorthcutt@savannahga.gov or 912644-7927. Deadline is Friday, June 27, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. New applicants are required to have their proposals reviewed by DCA staff prior to submission. Proposal review dates for new applicants are May 26 – June 6, 2014. Returning applicants’ proposals may be reviewed upon request if they are submitted no later than June 6, 2014. Every 7 days. 912-644-7927. cnorthcutt@savannahga.gov. Every 7 days City’s Cultural Arts Gallery Seeks Artists for 2015 Exhibitions

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Artists sought to exhibit at the Cultural Arts Gallery in 2015. Contemporary art, design and fine crafts by local and regional artists. Exhibiting artists are City of Savannah TV Show Seeks Entries required to develop and present a learnThe City of Savannah’s TV station, SGTV ing opportunity to the public such as is seeking insightful and well-crafted a workshop, lecture or demonstration. profiles, documentaries, animations, All mediums considered for a nonoriginal music videos, histories or other degree seeking solo or group exhibition, original works by or about the citizens including video and installation pieces. of Savannah to run on “Engage”, a Deadline: September 5, 2014, 4 p.m. television show produced by the city. Submit to Debra Zumstein, Arts ProInterested in collaborating with filmgrams Coordinator, City of Savannah Demakers, artists, musicians and others partment of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry in producing original content for the St., Savannah, GA 31401. Proposal program. While the City does not offer guidelines online or by phone. Through compensation for such programs, SGTV Sep. 5. (912) 651-6783. savannahga. does offer an opportunity to expose local gov/arts. Through Sep. 5 works to a wide audience. More than Gallery Seeks Local Artists 55,000 households in Chatham County Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street, in have access to SGTV. Submit proposals downtown Savannah seeks 2-D and 3-D via website. The City reserves the right artists to join its cooperative gallery. to reject any programming that does not Must be a full-time resident of Savanmeet content standards. . savannahga. nah or nearby area. Work to be considgov/engagesgtv. ered includes painting, photography, City of Savannah’s “Call for Proposals” for the mixed media, sculpture, glass, ceramics 2015 Contracts for Cultural & Arts Services and wood. If interested please submit Program 5-10 images of your work, plus resume/ The City of Savannah’s Cultural Affairs CV and biography to info@kobogallery. Commission has issued a “Call for Procom. . Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street posals” for the 2015 Contracts for Cul,. tural & Arts Services Program. In 2015, Homeschool Music Classes funding will be available in two program Music classes for homeschool students categories that each has specific fundages 8 - 18, and their parents. Offered ing criteria: Core Investment Program, in Guyton and Savannah. See website designed for the City to invest in the ar- for details. . CoastalEmpireMusic.com. tistic mission of thriving established arts Kids Photo Contest Sponsored by Sand Gnats and Telfair Museums 38 organizations with operating budgets

A photo contest for children ages 8-12. Submission deadline: 5:00 p.m. on June 30. Sponsors are Telfair Museums and the Savannah Sand Gnats. The Sand Gnats will feature the winning photograph on the front cover of their game program, Gnats Illustrated, from mid-July through the end of the season. Sand Gnats players will serve as contest judges, selecting the winning photograph. Photographs must be baseball themed. Digital, Polaroid, or even cell phone photos are acceptable in either color or in black and white. Information /questions--Kayla Medina at Telfair Museums, 912.790.8837 or medinak@ telfair.org. Submit entries to telfaircontest@sandgnats.com with photographer name, age and contact information. The winner will be contacted by July 7. Every 3 days. telfair.org. Every 3 days

are eligible. Participation is subject to TAA rules and procedures criteria. See website for information, or send email. Deadline to submit is June 24. Every 3 days. strokesbyhook@gmail.com. tybeearts.org. Every 3 days

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Weave-A-Dream Grant Applications Sought

Call for proposals for its 2014 WeaveA-Dream—Cultural & Arts Projects initiative. Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs are to be completed prior to December 31, 2014 and the application must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project. Project funding is available up to $2,500 per program/project. Emphasis on proposals that actively involve youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah. Applicants must be Oatland Island Seeks Memories and Recollections a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in for 40th Anniversary Savannah’s corporate limits. Proposed Oatland Island Education Center is look- programs must also be produced within ing for memories of Oatland Island, in the City’s corporate limits. No individual honor of their 40th anniversary. People artist applications will be accepted. who were you part of the Youth ConserApplications are available on the vation Corp that helped to build Oatland Department of Cultural Affairs website. Island Education Center in the 1970’s. Mondays.. 912-651-6417. cnorthcutt@ Great memories from Oatland field trips. savannahga.gov. (savannahga.gov\arts. Special family memories of Oatland Mondays. Island. Send your photos and stories to memories@oatland40th.org. Deadline Benefits is August 31. Every 3 days. 912-395Chatham County Animal Control Seeks Donations 1500. oatlandisland.org. Every 3 days of Items Open Casting Call for Halo Model and Talent Chatham County Animal Control is Agency: Modeling and Casting Agency in need of items for pets in the facilLocal agency seeks aspiring actors, ity. Seeking donations of canned and singers and models ages 4 through dry dog and cat food, baby formula, adult. Participants will be seen by local newspaper, paper towels, soaps, crates, professionals for expert one-on-one leashes, collars, wash cloths, and towfeedback, the prospect of being signed els. Open daily from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 by Halo Agency and the chance to win p.m. . 912-351-6750. animalcontrol. a free headshot photo session and free chathamcounty.org. Chatham County registration to “Halo Agency Summer Animal Shelter, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. Scouting Event,” the national modeling Citywide Cell Phone Drive for Safe Shelter and talent showcase being presented by A donation drive through June 30, for Halo and Cotton Sail Hotel in Savanold cell phones to be recycled. Proceeds nah on June 21, 2014. Open call June from the phone recycling go to Safe 10 is for children 12 and under with a Shelter to provide services for victims parent. Open call June 11 is for teens of domestic violence. The Eichholz Law age 13+ and adults. Free and open to Firm, P.C. is sponsoring. Call for drop the public. See website for participation off locations. Any items that one feels requirements. Wed., June 11, 4-7 p.m. would assist a victim or their children halotalentsavannah.com/agency-info/ will be welcomed, but the focus is agency-open-call. Wed., June 11, 4-7 on the cell phones and donations of p.m Halo Model & Talent Agency, 1323 non-perishable food. Through June 30. Bull Street. (912) 232-2791. www.thejusticelawyer. Tybee Arts Association Call for Entries: July 4-6 com. Through June 30 Tybee Arts Association, “Celebrate Art, Tybee Style” is our next art show and sale July 4th – 6th. Meeting dates are June 24th and July 1st. We are looking for talented individuals to join our ever growing family of hard working and professional artists. All mediums

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public speaking experience. Program dates and times: Thursday evenings June 12 through July 31 (from 6 to 8 p.m.) Tuesdays.. 912-236-8097. jcredle@davenporthousemuseum.org. davenporthousemuseum.org. Tuesdays. Davenport House, 324 East State St. 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. $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. Let Them Ride: Car, Truck and Bike Show

A benefit for Ambucs’ mobility bike giveaway program for people, especially children, with disabilities. Sun., June 15, 10 a.m. https://facebook.com/ events/630903533648201/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming. Sun., June 15, 10 a.m Maggie’s Pizza, 1452 Dean Forest Road. Lutheran Services of Georgia;s Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Info Session & Fundraiser

Five Guys will donate up to 20% of food purchases to Lutheran Services of Georgia. Info session at 6pm on entering the Savannah Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon to raise funds for LSG. Free and open to the public. Wed., June 11, 5-9 p.m. 912-355-2083. llarson@lsga. org. lsga.org. fiveguys.com/. Wed., June 11, 5-9 p.m Five Guys Burgers & Fries (Abercorn St.), 5500 Abercorn St., Suite #38. Savannah Adult Rec Club’s Wet n Wild 5k

A summer time fun run for all ages, with lots of water stations. Proceeds benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Sponsored by Fleet Feet, Cumulus Radio, Eichholz Law Firm, Harbor Party, Matthew Johns Construction, UPS at Marsh Point. $40/pp (kids under 12 half off) Sat., June 14, 12-2 p.m. (912) 220-3474. SARC5k.com. Sat., June 14, 12-2 p.m Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Savannah Uncorked

Sample a variety of wines from around the world and pair them with cuisine from some of Savannah’s finest chefs. A benefit for The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center, and Memorial’s trauma and critical care

services. $100 Sat., June 14, 7-10 p.m. 912-350-6381. HowarMa3@ memorialhealth.com. thesavannahgolfclub.com/. Sat., June 14, 7-10 p.m The Savannah Golf Club, 1661 President St. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers

Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve as greeters, office assistants, animal photographers,event coordinators, groomers, property maintenance workers, kennel assistants, dog walkers, cat socializers, play area monitors, off-site adoption managers, veterinary service supporters, and foster coordinators. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. Next trainings are June 4, 10: 30 a.m. and June 14 at 10 a.m.. . (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@savannahga.gov. Next trainings are June 4, 10: 30 a.m. and June 14 at 10 a.m. Summer Showcase Fashion Show

A fashion show benefiting the Rape Crisis Center, featuring clothing, shoes and accessories. Food and beverage by Joe’s Homemade. Free and open to the public. Thu., June 12, 5:30-8 p.m. Thu., June 12, 5:30-8 p.m Villa of Savannah, 109 W. Broughton. 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

Beading Classes

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

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

Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Boat Georgia 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, anyone born after January 1, 1998, who operates any motorized vessel on the waters of Georgia shall complete a boating education course prior to the operation of such vessel. This course fulfills that requirement & is for Children 12 years & older. $15.00 per student Tue., June 17, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (912) 897 7656. dshockey@comcast.net. savannahaux. com. Tue., June 17, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m Jenkins High School, 1800 E. DeRenne Ave. Boot Camp

Get fit and lose weight with our Boot Camp instructor Tim Smith. Start your morning off with these heart-pumping routines sure to help you with your fitness goals! $15 for drop in, 8/$100 (must use in 30 days) or 12/$125 (must use in 30 days) Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30-7:30 a.m. 912-257-5901. info@firstcityfitness. com. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30-7:30 a.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr.

days. Every 7 days Camp: Summer Sailing Camp at Lake Mayer

Kids! Learn to sail on Lake Mayer. Savannah Sailing Center presents its Summer Sailing Camp for children ages 5 and up. Weekly sessions for “Catch the Wind” (Children 8 and up) are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Weekly sessions for “Guppies” (children 5 through 7) are 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Camp dates: June 1-August 2. $150-$275 per week depending on age. Discounts for SSC members, multiple students per family, and multiple weeks. Every 7 days. 912-352-9996. savsailing@yahoo. com. savannahsailingcenter.org. Every 7 days Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Camp: Telfair Art Camps (for kids)

Telfair Museums offers several weeklong art camps for children and teens during the summer. Different focus for each camp. Space for each camp is limited and advance registration is required. The registration fee includes all materials and each child is required to bring their own lunch bag. For more information and to register online please visit www.telfair.org/learn/summer/. Every 7 days. telfair.org/jepson/. Every 7 days Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York 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 Camp: Shapedown (for kids) which help prepare them for their roles For ages 6-12, a two-week, age-specific, as a productive citizen in the Coastal Art Classes at The Studio School behavior modification intervention that Empire. Interested parties may visit the weekly drawing and painting classes addresses the food, activity, psychosofor youth and adults. See website, send cial and family system issues, which fre- Chatham County Sheriff’s web page, click “Community” then Explorers Post email or call for details. 912-484-6415. quently underlie weight or eating prob876” for applications, or contact Cpl. melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. thestulems. Participants are taught specific R. Bryant-Elleby at (912)651-3743. . dioschoolsavannah.com. skills to remedy problems identified by 912-651-3743. chathamsheriff.org. Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching the professional staff at the beginning Childbirth Education Class Coaching for all ages, beginners through of the program. June 16-27, 8:30amJoin us for this 6-week birthing class advanced. Classic, modern, jazz im4:30pm. At the St. Joseph’s/Candler series. Cate Glyn-Jones will guide you provization and theory. Serious inquiries Wellness Center at Candler Hospital, only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. 5353 Reynolds Street. Scholarships are through the process of birth, simple coping techniques and comfort meaArtist Sacred Circle available; the scholarship deadline is sures, as well as addressing newborn Group forming on Fridays beginning in May 23 and there is a $15 fee to apply. care basics. Max. 10 families. Also March. 1:30pm-3pm. Based on The To register, call the Wellness Center available as a private class - call for Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Contact 819-8800 or download the forms at details. $250 per individual/couple Lydia Stone, 912-656-6383 or roseson- www.sjchs.org/camps. $333. Deadline Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.. 912-544-6387. themove@gmail.com. . 912-656-6383. to apply is May 30. Some insurance erigosavannah.com. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. rosesonthemove@gmail.com. policies will cover Shapedown. Every 7 continues on p. 40

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Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Classical Guitar Instruction

Professional level classical instruction with a university professor. Lessons available for all levels with Dr. Brian Luckett, DMA. Private studio in Starland District. $25/half hour, $45/hour. brian@brianluckett.com. (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.

tempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. . 912921-4646. Figure Drawing Classes

Tuesdays 6-9pm and Wednesdays 9:3012:30am. $60/4-session package or $20 drop-in fee. At the Studio School. . 912-484-6415. melindaborysevicz@ gmail.com. thestudioschoolsavannah. com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St.

change, new lifestyle, or an opportunity to pursue creative or business projects? Step-by-step guidance to fulfill aspirations. In person or telephone sessions. Contact via email or telephone. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-596-1952. info@ roiseandassociates.com. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon Downtown Savannah, downtown. Master Artist Photography Camp

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Session A: June 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 10-12. Session B: June Boating Classes 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages Classes on boat handling, boating safety Free Fitness Boot Camp 13-16. This program focuses on blackand navigation offered by U.S. Coast Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm at Trib- and-white and digital photography. Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to ble Park, Largo & Windsor Rd. Children Inspired by the work of world-famous register. 912-897-7656. savannahaux. welcome. Free 912-921-0667. photographer Helen Levitt – now on com. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons exhibit at the Jepson Center – campers Conscious Kids Yoga Emphasis on theory, reading music, and participate in on-location shoots in the This class is designed to provide improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. . historic district and more! The camp students with experiences which will 912-232-5987. culminates with a reception and exhibitransfer healthy movement, breathing, Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center tion of the students’ work at the Jepson consciousness, and positive thinking Housing Authority of Savannah hosts Center. $200 for Telfair members and not only on your mat, but into your classes at the Neighborhood Resource $235 for non-members Through June daily life. These experiences build skill, Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon23. 912.790.8823. bradleyk@telfair. confidence, strength, and abilities of Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Finanorg. telfair.org. telfair.org/jepson/. your body, mind, and heart. Ideal for cial education: 4th Fri each month, Through June 23 Jepson Center for the children 4+ $15 per class or $50 for 6 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Arts, 207 West York St. sessions (to be used within 2 months) Mommy & Me Relaxation Class Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community Wednesdays, 4-4:45 p.m. 912-544This class offers you the education computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. 6387. erigosavannah.com. Wednesdays, . 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha. needed to face the physical, mental, 4-4:45 p.m Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. com. savannahpha.com/NRC.html. and emotional changes of your body, Dance Conditioning mind and heart with poise and grace. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Be prepared to sweat! Bring your towel Lynn will guide you, and your child, Wheaton St. and your water bottle! This class is Knitting & Crochet Classes through a variety of relaxation techdesigned to enhance your strength, flex- Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. niques leaving you feeling refreshed and ibility, balance, and overall body fitness. State St. See the calendar of events reinvigorated to face the day. This class With belly dance movements in mind, on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. is open to expecting and new moms as this is a total body work out! $10 drop thefrayedknotsav.com. Mondays well as those with small children (4 and in or $80 for 10 classes Wednesdays, Latin Cardio under). $15/class or 6 classes for $50 7 p.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile. Latin Cardio is a cardio based work(to be used within 2 months) Tuesdays, dance@gmail.com. salondebailedances- out class that is designed to get your Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. 912-544-6387. tudio.com. Wednesdays, 7 p.m Salon off the couch and sweat while having erigosavannah.com. Tuesdays, Thursde Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson fun! We dance to all your favorite latin days, 10-11 a.m Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Memorial Drive. style dances like cha cha, samba, jive, Street. DUI Prevention Group Music Instruction rumba, salsa and more! Don’t worry... Offers victim impact panels for inGeorgia Music Warehouse, near corner you will be sweating off the pounds evtoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and ery time you put your feet into action on of Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering anyone seeking knowledge about the instruction by professional musicians. the dance floor! No partner necessary. dangers of driving while impaired. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums Workout clothes required! $10 drop in A must see for teen drivers. Meets and guitar. All ages welcome. . 912or $80 for 10 classes Mondays, 6 p.m. monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. 358-0054. georgiamusicwarehouse. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@ English as Second Language Classes com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio. Learn conversational English, comAbercorn St. com. Mondays, 6 p.m Salon de Baile prehension, vocabulary and life comDance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Music Lessons: Private or Group munication skills. All ages. Thursdays, Portman’s Music Academy offers private Drive. 7:30pm, Island Christian Church, 4601 Learn to Sew! or group classes for ages 2 to 92, beginUS Highway 80 East. Free. 912-897Sewing lessons for all ages and skill ner to advanced level. All instruments. 3604. islandchristian.org. levels. Private and Group classes. . Also, voice lessons, music production Family Law Workshop 912-596-0889. kleossewingstudio.com. technology and DJ lessons. Teaching The Mediation Center has three workKleo’s Sewing Studio, 36 W. Broughton staff of over 20 instructors with professhops per month for people who do not St. #201. sional, well equipped studios and a have legal representation in a family Life Coaching safe, friendly waiting area for parents matter: divorce, legitimation, modificaGroup & Individual Life Coaching with a and siblings. . 912-354-1500. portCertified Life Coach. Ready for a career mansmusic.com. portmansmusic.com. 40 tions of child support, visitation, con-

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. . 912-6928055. smisavannah@gmail.com. Nature Craft at Skidaway

Meet and greet park visitors as you make crafts from everyday household items. $5 parking fee. Fri., June 13, 3 p.m. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Fri., June 13, 3 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. 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. New Mamas Club

Fun new class with Ann Carroll and Cate Glyn-Jones (alternating weeks). Time will be spent on a variety of engaging activities for mom and baby including some light yoga or gentle exercise. $20 per mom or 6-sessions for $65 to be used within 2 months of purchase this option also includes 10% off Erigo services, classes, or products Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-544-6387. erigosavannah.com. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Novel Writing

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

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

Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-961-7021 or 912-6671056. Serious inquiries only. . Quilting Classes

: Quilting classes for beginners and advanced stitchers. Learn to make your first quilt or learn a new technique. See the website, call, or come by the shop. varies . 912 925 0055.


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

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

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

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

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

34th St. 31401 revfugon@gmail.com . Summer Art Camps

During June, two week-long Painting Camps for youth (ages 11 and up), plus a 5-day Portrait Workshop and a 5-day Figure Drawing Workshop (ages 15 and up). 1319 Bull Street, Savannah. Call or see website for fees and speSinging Classes cific dates. Sundays.. 912.484.6415. Bel Canto is the name of the style of thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Sunsinging invented by Nicola Vaccai, which days. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Camp: Telfair Museums’ Contemporary Creative helps the voice become flexible and expressive, improves the vocal range and Explorer breathing capacity and is the technique July 28 to August 1 for ages 8-12. Anitra Warren uses to train her students. This camp features 3D printing with the MakerBot 3D printer! This summer It carries over well as a foundation for Art Colony takes students on a jouropera, rock, pop, gospel and musical theatre. $25 Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m. ney, exploring Telfair Museums’ three 786-247-9923. anitraoperadiva@yahoo. sites and numerous exhibitions. Find com. Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m Institute inspiration with instruction in drawing, of Cinematic Arts, 12 West State Street, painting and printmaking. Students immerse themselves in innovative art 3rd and 4th flrs.,. Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva lessons taught by professional artists. Teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto techThe camp culminates with a reception nique for improving vocal range and and exhibition of the campers’ work at breathing capacity. A good foundation the Jepson Center. Cancellation less technique for different styles--opera, than two weeks prior to the start of your pop, rock, cabaret. Fridays 5:30camp incurs an $85 cancellation fee. 8:30pm. Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 $175 for Telfair members and $195 for 1/2 W. State St., 3rd floor. . 786-247non-members Every 7 days. telfair.org. 9923. anitraoperadiva.com. telfair.org/jepson/. Every 7 days Jepson Spanish Classes

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

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

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Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Vocal Lessons

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

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.

Street. Enjoy sharing creativity with other knitters, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, needle pointers, etc. All levels of experience welcome. Call for info. . 912-233-1240. 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

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Open to all who are interested in the fiber arts: weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, Blindness and Low Vision: A Guide to Working, Liv- beading, rug hooking, doll making, West Coast Swing Class ing, and Supporting Individuals with Vision Loss etc. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Interested in learning how to West Workshops on the 3rd Thursday of each Center the first Saturday of the month Coast Swing? Come learn from the month on vision losss, services, and September through June 10:15am. See best in Savannah. Rick Cody will take technology available to participate in the our website for programs and events. you though the smooth rhythms of community. And, how the community Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavanbeach music to help you get ready for can support individuals with vision loss. nah.homestead.com/. Mondays, 10:30 the dance floor. $12 drop in fee or Orientation and Mobility Techniques; a.m Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 $35 for 4 weeks Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Low Vision vs. Legal Blindness; Support- Sandtown Road GA. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@ Freedom Network ing People with Low Vision to Achieve gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio. An international, leaderless network of Maximum Independence; Low Vision com. Wednesdays, 7 p.m Salon de Baile Simulator Experiences; Resources. Free individuals seeking more freedom in an Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial and open to the public. . savannahcblv. unfree world, via non-political methods. Drive. org. Savannah Center for the Blind and Savannah meetings/discussions twice Yoga on the Beach monthly, Thursdays, 8:30pm. Topics Low Vision, 214 Drayton St. Wednesdays & Fridays from Memorial Buccaneer Region SCCA and meeting locations vary. No politics, Day through Labor Day. 7 AM to 8 AM ~ Local chapter of the Sports Car Club no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. Weather permitting.North Beach Parkof America, hosting monthly solo/auEmail for next meeting day and location. ing Lot, Gulick Street beach walkover. tocross driving events in the Savannah . onebornfree@yahoo.com. Drop-ins and beginners welcome & Historic Flight Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance encouraged! Class is by donation. Multi- and a valid driver’s license is eligible to A non-profit organization dedicated to level Class, Hatha I & II, Integral® Yoga participate. See website. . buccaneersending area Korean War and WWII style. Instructor is Ann Carroll,e-RYT veterans to Washington, DC to visit the region.org. 500 hour level.Bring your Yoga Mat or Business Networking on the Islands WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Beach Towel. For more information con- Small Business Professionals Islands Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight tact Ann at (912) 704~7650 or ann@ Networking Group meets first Thursseeks contributions, and any veterans aikyayoga.com By Donation Wed., June day each month, 9:30am-10:30am. interested in a trip to Washington. Call 11, 7 a.m. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyTradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 for info. . 912-596-1962. honorflightayoga.com. aikyayoga.com. Wed., June Charlotte Rd. Call for info. . 912-308savannah.org. 11, 7 a.m North Beach, Tybee Island. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA 6768. Chatham Sailing Club Meets the second Thursday of every Clubs & Organizations Meets first Friday of each month, month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank 13th Colony Sound Barbershop Chorus 6:30pm at Young’s Marina. If first Friday House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Sing in the harmonious barbershop falls on a holiday weekend, meeting is Attendees pay for their own meals. style with the Savannah Chorus of the RSVP by phone. . 912-660-8257. Barbershop Harmony Society No charge second Friday. No boat? No sailing exHostess City Toastmasters Club perience? No problem. . chathamsailing. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. 912-344-9768. Improve your public speaking and leadorg. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington rfksav@gmail.com. savannahbarberership skills at our professional, friendly, Island Rd. shoppers.org. Mondays, 6:30 p.m Creative Magic Mondays peer-run Toastmasters meetings, every Savannah Arts Academy, 500 WashingJoin us on Mondays as we begin our Tuesday 6:00-7:00 PM at 35 Barnard ton Ave. week on a creative note. Doodling, Plan- Street - Third Floor at ThincSavannah. Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes ning, Manifesting, Crafting! Just Bring Practice your speeches for work and Classses for multiple ages in perforYour Own Art Supplies to get the week community events. Network and make mance dance and adult fitness dance. started right! Free with a Love Donanew friends. Guests are always welAfrican, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, tion Appreciated Mondays, 11 a.m. comed. $10/month Tue., June 17, 6-7 contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni relaxsavannah@gmail.com. facebook. p.m. 912-484-0165. hostesscitytm@ Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn com/creativemanifest. Mondays, 11 gmail.com. facebook.com/hostesscitySt. Call Muriel, 912-631-3452, or a.m Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 toastmasters. thincsavannah.com. Tue., Darowe, 912-272-2797. . abeniculturDrayton St. June 17, 6-7 p.m ThincSavannah, 35 alarts@gmail.com. Drop N Circle Craft Night Barnard St. Suite 300. Adult Intermediate Ballet Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Ink Slingers Writing Group Beginner and Intermediate Ballet, A creative writing group for writers of Perlina. Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm. 6 W. State 42 Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, Barre Core

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, 9:15am-11:30am. . sites.google.com/ site/islandsmops. fbcislands.com/. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. . 912-3086768. Knittin’ Night

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

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

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. . 912-786-4508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Peacock Guild--For Writers and Book Lovers

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

Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. athenapluto@ yahoo.com. Mondays continues on p. 42


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RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors . 912-344-5127. New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St. Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

A local club for fans from all over the sci-fi /fantasy universe, role-players and gamers. Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Super King Buffet 10201 Abercorn St., Savannah at 7PM. Contact: kasak@comcast.net. Website: roguephoenix.org or on Facebook. . 912-308-2094. kasak@comcast.net. roguephoenix.org.

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Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

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.

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. . 912-6550994. savannahsacredharp.com. Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Savannah SCA

The local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Saturday at Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. If you’re interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Safe Kids Savannah Savannah Go Green Renaissance, come join us! South end A coalition dedicated to preventing Meets most Saturdays. Green events and of Forsyth Park, just past the Farmer’s childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday places. Share ways to Go Green each Market. Free. www.savannahsca.org each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See day. Call for info. . 912-308-6768. Free , 11 a.m. savannahsca.org. , 11 website or call for info. . 912-353Savannah Jaycees a.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. 3148. safekidssavannah.org. Meeting/info session held the 1st Savannah Story Games Savannah Brewers’ League We play games that help us tell imTuesday each month at 6pm to discuss Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, provised stories. Get together over upcoming events and provide an op7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. food - roleplayers, storytellers, or the portunity for those interested in joining Call or see website for info. . 912-447- Jaycees to learn more. Must be age merely curious - and help us create 0943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. 21-40. Jaycees Building, 101 Atlas St. . an amazing story in just three hours. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay We’ll use games with special rules that 912-353-7700. savannahjaycees.com. St. Savannah Kennel Club craft characters, settings, and conflicts. Savannah Authors Autonomous Writing Group Monthly meetings open to the public. Weekends, in different locales - check Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each Held at Logan’s Roadhouse, the 4th savannahstorygames.com for more inmonth. Prose writing, fiction and Monday each month, Sept. through May. formation. free Fridays-Sundays. info@ non fiction. Discussion, constructive Dinner: 6:pm. Speaker: 7:30pm. Guest savannahstorygames.com. savannahstocriticism, instruction, exercises and speakers each meeting. . 912-238rygames.com. Fridays-Sundays Downexamples. Location: Charles Brown An- 3170. savannahkennelclub.org. Golden town Savannah, downtown. tiques/Fine Silver, 14 W. Jones St. All Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club Corral, 7822 Abercorn St. are welcome. No charge. Contact Alice Savannah Newcomers Club Meets Thursdays from 7:30am-8:30am Vantrease via email or phone. . 912Open to women who have lived in the at the Mulberry Inn. . savannahsunrise308-3208. alicevantrease@live.com. Savannah area for less than two years. rotary.org. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Membership includes monthly luncheon Savannah Toastmasters Group Helps improve speaking and leadership and program. Activities, tours and Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss skills in a friendly, supportive environevents to help learn about Savannah stocks, bonds and better investing. Con- and make new friends. . savannahnewment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial tact by email for info. . charlesfund@ Health University Medical Center, in the comersclub.com. gmail.com. panerabread.com/. Panera Savannah No Kidding! Conference Room C. . 912-484-6710. Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West BroughNo Kidding. Join Savannah’s only memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health ton St. social club for people without children! University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Savannah Cigar Enthusiasts No membership fees, meet great new Ave. Cigar buffs, bring two cigars (real cigars friends, enjoy a wide variety of activiSavannah Veggies and Vegans - e .g., no flavored cigarillos, sticks Join the Facebook group to find out ties and events. savannahnokidding. with plastic tips, etc.) - one to smoke, angelfire.com/ or e-mail savannahnokid- more about vegetarian and vegan lifeone to share in a pool/rebel swap. This ding@gmail.com . The Historic District, styles, and to hear about upcoming local will hopefully be monthly meetup. Free Downtown Savannah. events. Mondays. Mondays and open to the public. Cash bar. Next Savannah Parrot Head Club Savannah Writers Group meeting is Tues. June 17, 7pm.. Every Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check A gathering of writers of all levels for 3 days. (301) 814-4798. Meetup.com. website for events calendar or send networking, hearing published guest aunorthbeachbarandgrill.net/. Next meetan email for Parrot Head gatherings. . thors, and writing critique in a friendly, ing is Tues. June 17, 7pm. Every 3 days savannahphc@yahoo.com. savannahphc. supportive environment. 2nd and 4th Cigar buffs, bring two cigars (real cigars com. Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Atlanta Bread - e .g., no flavored cigarillos, sticks with Savannah Quilt Guild Company, Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, plastic tips, etc.) - one to smoke, one Meet the second Saturday, September 5500 Abercorn. Free and open to the to share in a pool/rebel swap. This will through June, at Woods of Savannah, public. See website or call for info. . hopefully be monthly meetup. Free and 1764-C Hodgson Memorial. Social time savannahwritersgroup.blogspot.com. open to the public. Cash bar. Tue., June 9:30am, meetings 10:00am followed by SONATA, Inc. 11th Annual Fundraising Luncheon 17, 7 p.m. (301) 814-4798. Meetup. a program. Open to all who are interest- Sponsors of New and Talented Artists, com. northbeachbarandgrill.net/. Tue., Inc., a local music non profit, will culed in quilting. Membership is $25 per

minate their fundraising campaign with their luncheon to be held on June 14th. Tickets may be purchased on the website or call 912-233-7366 50.00 Sat., June 14, 12-2 p.m. 912-233-7366. info@sonatasavannah.org. sonatasavannah.org. savstate.edu/. Sat., June 14, 12-2 p.m Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Spies and Mysteries Book Club

Have a great love of the dead drop, tradecraft and signals? Then this is the book club for you! We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm, 2nd floor, Southwest Chatham Lib. This months read: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. None second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Tertulia en español at Foxy Loxy

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

Join the volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets 4th Wednesday at 6pm at Barnes, 5320 Waters Ave. All ages welcome. Prior experience/boat ownership not required. Call or see website for info. . 912-5987387. savannahaux.com. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

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

Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, WoodvilleTompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. . 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@comcast.net. Concerts 13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing)

“If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. . 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. FREE Concert with Reckless Mercy

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info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. . 912-921-2190.

2940 for more info. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com happenstancebelLive Music with Craig Tanner Argentine Tango lydance.wordpress.com $15/lesson , Live music every Wednesday with Craig Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. Open to 5:30 p.m. (912) 704-2940. happenTanner and rotating guests such as Eric the public. $3 per person. Wear closed stancebellydance.wordpress.com. , 5:30 Britt, Eric Dunn and Mr. Williams. FREE toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Mar- p.m Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 6 p.m tin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Drayton St. Suite B. Bonna Bella Waterfront Grille, 2740 Call or email for info. . 912-925-7416. C.C. Express Dance Team Livingston Avenue. Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or savh_tango@yahoo.com. Moon, Muscadines & Music Awaken with Chakradance™ - Wednesdays tap dance experience is necessary. Come out to a historic vineyard on a Join us for a free-flowing, meditaCall Claudia Collier for info. . 912full-moon summer evening to enjoy the tive dance and experience the healing 748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation traditional music of Jean-Paul and Dom- power of Chakradance™. With eclectic Building, Windsor Forest. inique Carton, who play Appalachian, Dance for Peace music selected to resonate with each Irish, and French folk songs & tunes. A weekly gathering to benefit locals in specific chakra, along with guided Wine is available by the class or bottle, need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. imagery, Chakradance™ will take you wine tastings $3. This is a benefit for Donations of nonperishable food and on a spiritual journey, free the energy Friends of the Library Tattnall. $7 each gently used or new clothing are welin your body and open you to a deeper or 2 for $12 Fri., June 13, 7-9 p.m. comed. Free and open to the public. experience of life. Chakradance™ aims 912-557-1053. wildfire1491@yahoo. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. to restore health to our chakras – the com. watermeloncreekvineyard.com. energy centers that, in Eastern tradition, xavris21@yahoo.com. Sundays, 3 p.m Fri., June 13, 7-9 p.m Deborah Tillman, are the gateways to integrating mind, Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. 2977 Mt. Zion Church Road. body and spirit. No dance experience or Dance Lessons (Salsa, Bachata) PICKBay Street Theatre Cabaret prior knowledge of the chakras is neces- Learn to dance Salsa & Bachata. For Part of the Lucas Theatre’s Summer sary. Limited to 12 participants – email info, call Austin (912-704-8726) or Cabaret Series. 125 seats available, on Omar (Spanish - 787-710-6721). to reserve a spot today! $20 , 7-8:30 the stage. $30 Thu., June 12, 7 p.m. Thursdays. 912-704-8726. salsa@ p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ lucastheatre.com. lucastheatre.com. salsasavannah.com. salsasavannah. comcast.net. chakradance.com/. synerThu., June 12, 7 p.m Lucas Theatre for gisticbodies.com. , 7-8:30 p.m Synercom. Thursdays Great Gatsby, 408 West the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Broughton Street. gistic Bodies, 7901 Waters Ave. Piano Lessons

Give the gift of music. Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. Adults & children welcome. All levels. Call Renee Miles, 912-312-3977. GA Music Warehouse. . georgiamusicwarehouse. com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Red June and Josh Sanders

Americana comes to Springfield with Asheville’s trio that blends country, bluegrass and roots. Josh Sanders of Faulkville, Georgia opens. $20 Sat., June 14, 8 p.m. info@marstheatre.com. bit.ly/1m72ztw. marstheatre.com. Sat., June 14, 8 p.m Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. Conferences Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/ hour. Call or see website. . 912-5960889. cairoonthecoast.com. Dance

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Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for

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. 912-3353335. 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-

Dance Party

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

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

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

Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Info via email or phone. .

912-704-2052. prideofirelandga@ gmail.com. Kids/Youth Dance Class

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

Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. . 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. Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

Tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. See website for info. . salsasavannah.com. Savannah 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 and join the party. All levels welcome. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7pm. 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 continues on p.E.44


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Join us for a free-flowing, meditative dance and experience the healing power of Chakradance™. With eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery, Chakradance™ will take you on a spiritual journey, free the energy in your body and open you to a deeper experience of life. Chakradance™ aims to restore health to our chakras – the energy centers that, in Eastern tradition, are the gateways to integrating mind, body and spirit. No dance experience or prior knowledge of the chakras is necessary. Limited to 12 participants – email to reserve a spot today! $20 Thursdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m. 912-6631306. Chakradancer@comcast.net. anahatahealingarts.com/healing-aha/. Thursdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. Brush Up: An Arts Networking Event

Art Rise Savannah’s monthly networking event for artists, creatives and arts enthusiasts. June presenters Fred Hallaran, Connie Hallaran, and Scott Schneider discuss student loan repayments, insurance navigation, and book-

keeping. Free and open to the public. Wed., June 11, 7-9 p.m. info@artrisesavannah.org. Wed., June 11, 7-9 p.m Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. CAT Central Open House

CAT (Chatham Area Transit) is showing off their recently finished renovations at their central facility. A tour and open house at the “bus barn.” Free and open to the public. Thu., June 12, 4-6 p.m. catchacat.org/cat-central-open-house/. Thu., June 12, 4-6 p.m CAT Central (Chatham Area Transit offices), 900 East Gwinnett Street. Grand Opening: Hidden Well Acupuncture

The grand opening of acupuncturist Fawn Smiley’s new studio. Food by Zunzi’s. Free and open to the public. Sat., June 14, 2 p.m. 912-233-9123. hiddenwellacupuncturecenter.com. hiddenwellacupuncturecenter.com/. Sat., June 14, 2 p.m Hidden Well Acupuncture Center, 134 Houston Street. Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. No reservations needed for 10:30am, 1:30pm and 2pm. Other times by appointment. Call for info. . 912-525-5023. lucastheatre.com.

Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Lunch and Learn: Suppliers Learn about City Contracts

A workshop sponsored by the City of Savannah, to help suppliers learn about new opportunities to do business with the City of Savannah. Attendees should bring a bag lunch. Drinks will be provided. Free to attend. Reservations required. Wed., June 11, 12-1 p.m. 652-3582. gdelaney@savannahga.gov. Wed., June 11, 12-1 p.m Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street. NeoPopRealist Art Contest Dedicated ti its 25-Year Anniversary

Deadline: December 15, 2014. Artists’re welcome to submit up to 3 images of NeoPopRealist work as .JPEG files 300dpi with brief info about self & work’s medium, email: neopoprealismPRESS@mail.com. Winners ‘ll be announced Dec. 31, 2014. Grand prize for the 1st place is signed original drawing by NeoPopRealism creator Nadia Russ. S2nd place winner’ll receive signed print of the same work. See the Grand Prize at www.neopoprealism. org Free Through Dec. 15. neopoprealismpress@mail.com. Through Dec. 15 Online only, none.

The original Midnight Tour

One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 . 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld. com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ Pantry

A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 . ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Project Management – Real World Applications

Discover a documented step-by-step guideline for managing projects. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of strategic and real world scenarios. Course Outline: Day 1, Initiation and Closing Projects Day 2, Success Planning for Projects Day 3, Project Simulation for Execution Day 4, Project Control and Project Manager Professional Responsibility. $1,300 Wed., June 11, 6-9 p.m. and Tue., June 17, 6-9 p.m. 912.644.5967. PersonalDevelopment@georgiasouthern.edu. academics. georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/procontinues on p. 46

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Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912-349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Wednesdays, 6 p.m Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr.

for people age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. . 912-5989860. 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.

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 Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Local chapter of the Society for Creative Beach Body Workouts with Laura Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Anachronism meets Saturdays at ForMONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Open daily 7am-10pm. Call or see websyth Park (south end) for fighter practice Mayer Community Center $5.00 per site. . 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ and general hanging out. For those session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652- SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ interested in the Middle Ages and the 6784. Mondays, 6:15 p.m Lake Mayer, skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, Renaissance. . savannahsca.org. 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. 52 Diamond Cswy. Festivals 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 Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. wifarmersmarket.org/. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market, 111 Walthour Rd @ Islands Community Church. Fitness $6 Community Yoga Classes

Savannah Power Yoga offers a community yoga class nearly every day of the week for just $6. All proceeds support local organizations. See schedule online for details. Most classes are heated to 90 degrees. Bring a yoga mat, towel and some water. $6 $5 Mondays-Fridays, Sundays. (912) 349-2756. info@ savannahpoweryoga.com. savannahpoweryoga.com. savannahpoweryoga.com/. Mondays-Fridays, Sundays Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. 3rd Annual JCB Mud Run

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A run in the mud on JCB’s campus, dug out by their giant earthmovers. Free kids run (Mud Dobbers Kiddie Pit) for age 7 and under, plus adult timed runs. Saturday, June 21, 2014 - First wave begins at 8am. Pets not allowed. $110 Through June 15; $120 June 16-20. Military $100. Mud Dobbers Run for 7-year-olds and younger is free. Tuesdays.. 912.447.2000. jcbnamudrun@ jcb.com. jcbmudrun.com. jcbamericas. com/. Tuesdays. JCB Savannah, 2000 Bamford Dr. Al-Anon Family Groups

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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.

Insanity Workout Group Class

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.

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.

Blue Water Yoga

Israeli Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes

Bellydancing Fusion Classes

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. Fathers Helping Mothers 5k Run

This 11th annual 5K Father’s Day race includes a Kiddie Run. Awards for the top male and female runners. Call for registration, start time, other information. Sun., June 15. 912-257-8102. Sun., June 15 Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Fitness Classes at the JEA

Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. . 912-355-8811. savj.org. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group

For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone i need of support for the caregiving they provide. . savannahcommons. com. Dude’s Day at Savannah Climbing Coop

A system of self-defense techniques based on several martial arts. The official fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Custom Fit offers individual and small group training and intensive workshops. . 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. . 912-4299241. 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 DalyWilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. . 912-238-0018. savannahpilates.com. pilatessavannah. com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pole Fitness Classes

Looking for a fun and flirty way to get

into shape? First City Fitness offers pole fitness classes taught by Pole Dance America’s 2014 National Professional Champion and Miss Fitness 2013 & 2014, Sabrina Madsen. Pole fitness concentrates on both fostering upper body strength and overall flexibility as well dance elements. Call or email to reserve your spot today! We offer a Beginning class Tuesdays from 8pm-9pm, Advanced class Wednesdays 8pm-9pm, and Stiletto Sundays 5pm-6pm with Open Pole from 6pm-7pm. All pole classes except Stiletto Sundays are $25 for drop in or 5/$100 (must be used in 30 days) Stiletto Sundays are $30 drop in, 4/$100 (must be used in 30 days) Wednesdays, 8-9 p.m., Sundays, 5-7 p.m. and Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801673-6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. Wednesdays, 8-9 p.m., Sundays, 5-7 p.m. and Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. 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. . 912-7047650. ann@aikyayoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Classes

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

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

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912596-5965. . Savannah Adult Rec Club’s Wet n Wild 5k

A summer time fun run for all ages, with lots of water stations with lots of water stations, slip-n-slide, water guns. Time to get wet! Festival after the run. Proceeds benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Day/date/time: Sat. June 14, 12pm-2pm. Sponsored by Fleet Feet, Cumulus Radio, Eichholz Law Firm, Harbor Party, Matthew Johns Construction, UPS at Marsh Point. $40/pp (kids under 12 half off) Every 3 days. 912) 220-3474. SARC5k.com. Every 3 days Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. continues on p. 46


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

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) 9211771 14045 Abercorn St #1610 Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club 31419 $5.00/class (Non-Members) With a one-year, $10 membership,free Tuesdays @ 5:30PM Zumba St. Paul training programs for beginners (walkers CME Social Hall (912) 233-2849 123 and runners) and experienced athBrady St (at Barnard St) 31401 $3.00/ letes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. class (Non-Members) Wednesdays @ Monthly meetings with quality speakers. 9:30AM Zumba/Toning Frank Murray Frequent social events. Sign up online Community Center (912) 898-3320 or look for the Savannah Striders Face- 160 Wilmington Is Rd 31414 $3.00/ book page. . savystrider.com. class Bring water, proper shoes and atSIZZLE- Dance Cardio tire. . 912-604-9890. The hottest cardio class to keep you Zumba Fitness (R) with April in shape for summer or to get you in Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at shape for summer. Sizzle is designed 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, to give you cardio, strengthening, and 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenstretch training that you need for that bers. call for info. . 912-349-4902. bikini body. Enroll now and get the first class free. $10.00 or $80 for 10 Food Events classes Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. Deen Family Book Signing 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@ In celebration of Paula Deen’s 25th gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio. anniversary of serving Savannah. com. Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m Salon Books available for purchase. Free de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson and open to the first 350 people who Memorial Drive. pick up wristbands starting at 9:30am. Tai Chi Fusion 912.232.1579. pauladeen.com. ladyTai Chi Fusion is a form of moving med- andsons.com. The Lady and Sons, 102 itation combining several forms of Tai West Congress St. Chi as well as Qi Gong. Join us weekly Edible Agriculture Tour Dining Experience as we tone our muscles and quiet our Several Savannah-area chefs prepare a minds. $12/class Saturdays, 10 a.m.. cocktail reception and six-course dinner relaxsavannah@gmail.com. facebook. featuring local, seasonal produce from com/relaxsavannah. Saturdays, 10 a.m. Savannah-area farms. Wine pairings Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 also offered. Sponsored by Taste of AtDrayton St. lanta, in collaboration with the Georgia Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park Restaurant Association. $85 June 17, Tuesdays, 9am-10am. $10. North End 5-10 p.m. eatga.com/EVENT_soho.php. of Forsyth Park. Email for info. . relaxsohosouthcafe.com. June 17, 5-10 p.m savannah@gmail.com. Forsyth Park, Soho South Cafe, 12 West Liberty St. 501 Whitaker St. Forsyth Farmers Market Turbo Kick Cardio Workout Local and regional produce, honey, Lose calories while dancing and kickmeat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and boxing. No experience or equipment other delights. Rain or shine. Free to needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 501 Whitaker St. 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 . Georgia Grown Savannah Summerfest 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turboVisitors will find a wide range of locally kicksavannah. grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors as well as pork, beef, poultry; plants, Free for people with cancer and cancer flowers and other nursery items; olive survivors. 6:30pm Tuesdays. 12:45pm oil, jams, jellies, barbecue sauces and 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.

honey; and baked goods and other prepared foods. Georgia made soaps, candles, beeswax lip gloss, candy and other items. Activities for kids and adults such as a watermelon seed spitting contest, food safety tips, a tractor show, kiddie train and more. FREE 912966-7801. Savannah State Farmers Market, 701 US Hwy. 80. Honey Tasting and Body Care Samples + Store Tour

Daily store tour, honey tasting, and body care. FREE Come to the WILMINGTON ISLAND store and see the bees behind our observation hive glass. FREE Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. 912234-0688. tildsley@savannahbee.com. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Jessica Henry Community Potluck

A potluck supper in collaboration with Jessica Henry’s “Plant This” art show at Fresh Exhibitions gallery on DeSoto Row. All are invited. Free to attend. Bring a dish to share. https://facebook. com/events/857777234237516/. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. 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. . 912236-7423. 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. 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. . 912-350-3438. 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. . 912644-5217. 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. . 912927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. ICD-10-CM guidelines for coding and reporting burns & corrosions of the external body surfaces

It is important to have a proper understanding on ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for reporting burns. $197 Wed., June 11, 1-2 p.m. 866-458-2965. customerservice@audioeducator.com. Wed., June 11, 1-2 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. Living Smart Fitness Club

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

First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. . 800-264-7154. Register for Functional and Medical Needs Emergency Registry

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ment is encouraging residents who may be eligible for the Functional and Medical Needs Registry to apply. The Registry is for people who may need help functioning within a general shelter or the support of medical professionals at a more specialized facility and have no other way to evacuate, in a community emergency such as a hurricane evacuation order.those individuals who may need services to maintain their independence in a shelter. This includes children and adults with physical, sensory, mental health, and cognitive and/ or intellectual disabilities affecting their ability to function independently without assistance. Medical needs registrants/ clients are defined as those individuals who require support of trained medical professionals. This includes those individuals who may need assistance with managing unstable, terminal, or contagious conditions that require observation and treatment. To apply, residents should call 912-691-7443. The application and protected health information authorization form can also be downloaded by going to www.gachd. org/chatham Every 3 days. Every 3 days Savannah CPR Initiative

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

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Half day, week-long therapeutic riding camp that’s all about horses. Equestrian instruction, ground lessons with horses, and equestrian themed art projects. Certified therapeutic riding instructors. For special needs children and their siblings. Sessions begin June 2, June 23, July 7, July 14, July 21. Volunteer assistants needed. $225 per week. Every 3 days. 912-547-6482. peggi@prasav. 48 org. prasav.org/. Every 3 days Wicklow

that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more Fiddlin’ Dan the Mountain Man details go to savannahchildrensmuseMusic, stories and fun with kidsum.org . Savannah Children’s Museum, -singin’, dancin’, clappin’ and hav655 Louisville Road. ing a good time with this interactive PICKSesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing Sesame Street Live’s annual Broadwayprogram. All ages. Presented by Live Oak Public Libraries. Monday, June 16, style musical production for families. 10:30 a.m.Bull Street Library. Monday, $10-$55 Wed., June 11, 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. savannahcivic.com/. savanJune 16, 4:30 p .m.Carnegie Library. nahcivic.com. Wed., June 11, 10:30 Tuesday, June 17, 11 a.m.Thunderbolt Library. Tuesday, June 17, 3 p.m.Islands a.m. & 6:30 p.m Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Library. Wednesday, June 18, 11 a.m. Story Trunk West Broad Library. Wednesday, June 18, 4:30 p.m. Rincon Library. Free and An interactive storytelling show for children. Appropriate for all ages. $5 open to the public. June 16-18. liveoAdults, $10 Children 12 and younger akpl.org. June 16-18 Get Outdoors Day at Skidaway Island Saturdays, 1 & 3 p.m. and Sundays, 1 A kids fitness and outdoor hike along & 3 p.m.. Justin@oddlot.org. oddlotimthe Fitness Trail, leaping like a grassprov.com. Saturdays, 1 & 3 p.m. and hopper and running like a deer. Bring Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m. Savannah Coffee water and wear tennis shoes. $5 parking Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. fee. Annual passes available. Sat., June Theatre: Shrek, The Musical The story of Fiona and the big green 14, 11 a.m. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks. monster, with singing. $20. $15 Children, military, seniors Fri., June 13, 8 org/info/skidaway/. Sat., June 14, 11 p.m., Sat., June 14, 3 & 8 p.m. and a.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Sun., June 15, 3 p.m. savannahchilDiamond Cswy. Irish Dancers of Savannah drenstheatre.org/. savannahchildrensSavannah’s first organized Irish dance theatre.org. Fri., June 13, 8 p.m., Sat., school welcomes dancers, ages 4 and June 14, 3 & 8 p.m. and Sun., June up. Learn Irish Step and Ceili (Irish 15, 3 p.m Savannah Children’s Theatre, square) Dancing at a relaxed pace. 2160 East Victory Dr. Convenient mid-town location. Whether Toddler Time at Skidaway Island State Park Stories, games and learning designed just for fun, or for competition, IDS is for 2-4 year olds. A different naturefor everyone. Adult classes available. Call or email for info. . 912-897-5984. based theme each week. $5 parking fee. Thu., June 12, 10 a.m. 912-598irishdancsav@aol.com. Mommy & Me Yoga 2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. Bring your baby (6 weeks-3 years) to gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Thu., this fun class that is beneficial for both June 12, 10 a.m Skidaway Island State of you! Meet other moms, exercise, Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center relax and learn ways to release stress. Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their No experience in yoga is needed. Sign adults. Themed programs--story books, up preferred, but not necessary. $10 singing songs, finger puppet plays, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. 912-656-9663. crafts, guided walks, up close encounawakeningyogastudio.com. Tuesdays, ters with Oatland animals. Preregister 10:30 a.m Awakening Yoga Studio, by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Ad2453A US Highway 17. Our Father’s Wars mission for adults ($5 or $3 for military Experience the lives of soldiers stationed & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. at Fort Jackson during the American oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Revolution, War of 1812, and the Civil Tuesdays Oatland Island Wildlife Center, War. Special children’s activities will be 711 Sandtown Rd. Camp: Underwater Robotics available including musket demonstrations and trying on historic uniforms. $7 Dive into summer with Georgia TechSavannah and underwater robotics. For adult/$4 child Sat., June 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., June 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. students in grades rising 6, 7, 8, and 9; held on the Georgia Tech Savannah 912-232-3945. chsgeorgia.org. chsgeorgia.org/Old-Fort-Jackson.html. Sat., campus, scheduled for July 28 - August June 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., June 1, 2014. Led by a Georgia Tech professor and doctoral candidate. Students 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m Old Fort Jackson, 1 will understand remote operated vehicle Fort Jackson Rd. Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours (ROV) principles, use underwater camSCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be eras to investigate underwater, and test Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday their skills in our open air freshwater 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays pond. Box lunch included daily. Register Farm, Wicklow Ave.(behind Johnny Harris Restaurant).

via email or phone with Dr. Carolyn Perry, CEISMC- Georgia Tech Savannah $200 Mondays.. 912-966-7952. Carolyn.perry@ceismc.gatech.edu. Mondays. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Agency D3 Special Agents is the theme for Higher Ground Baptist Church’s VBS for children. June 16 – 20, 2014, 9 a.m. to noon Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave., off Truman Parkway exit next to Hesse Elementary. Classes are grouped by age. Call 355-1505 for pricing, registration, other. Offered in both English and Spanish. Every 3 days. Every 3 days Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave. 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. 912547-6263. . Savannah Pride, Inc.

Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the wellbeing of the LGBT community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/ month, 7pm, at FCN office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. . 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. . 912-3522611. Literary Events Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

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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. . 912232-5488. liveoakpl.org/. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 East Bay St. Nature and Environment Dolphin Project

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

An easy first time paddle for dad. Kayak the tidal creeks and salt marshes. Led by a Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide and a paddling instructor. Email to register, for meet-up location near Skidaway Island, and equipment requirements. $55 Sat., June 14, 9 a.m.-noon. 912.236.8115. naturesavannah@gmail.com. Sat., June 14, 9 a.m.-noon Night Sensory Hike

Hikers use all their senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. Fri., June 13, 8:30 p.m. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Fri., June 13, 8:30 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. 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. . 912238-2960 x126. dwproperty@aol.com. fundingfactory.com. Sandpiper Trail Hike on Skidaway Island

A meander through the marsh on a one mile guided hike with a Skidaway park ranger. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. Fri., June 13, 10 a.m. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Fri., June 13, 10 a.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Sunday Morning Bird Watch

The basics about local bird varieties as they visit the park’s feeding stations. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. Sun., June 15, 9 a.m. (912)5982300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Sun.,

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A one mile hike with a park ranger to learn how to identify some common trees found on Skidaway Island and in Savannah. $5 parking fee. Annual passes available. Thu., June 12, 1 p.m. (912)598-2300. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Thu., June 12, 1 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Walk on the Wild Side

A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. . 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. . 912-2368115. wilderness-southeast.org.

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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. St. Almo’s

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1 “Terrible” age 4 Get a closer shot 10 “Unfit to view at your desk” abbr. 14 Target of vaccine research 15 Evident since birth 16 Jai ___ (fast-moving sport) 17 “Automne” preceder 18 Show with celebrity panelists filling in blanks on a Chicago railway? 20 Pound, like a headache 22 Shoe support 23 NYC subway line since 1904 24 Product that makes it a cinch to slide around? 27 ___ burger 29 Shows to the door 30 Oohed and ___ 31 “¿Qué ___?” (“How’s it going?”) 32 Go for a target 34 A neighbor of Syr. 35 Bean’s L.A.-based catalog distribution center? 41 Jane Goodall subject 42 “The Grand Budapest Hotel” director Anderson 43 Bend the truth 45 Foaming at the mouth 48 Regional eats 51 “The Breakfast Club” name 53 The point at which

people will see me as “The War of the Worlds” author Wells? 54 Existed 55 Hindu ___ 57 Fond farewell 58 “How did the Wizard project his image?” and others? 62 Moo goo ___ pan 63 Disastrous defeat 64 “Go ___ on the Mountain” 65 “Good” cholesterol, briefly 66 ACL injury locale 67 ___ Dan 68 “The Waste Land” poet’s monogram

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1 Put to ___ 2 In a fervent way 3 Promise too much 4 Celebrity news site 5 Man ___ mission 6 Rob Ford’s province: abbr. 7 Like a manly man 8 “Am ___ only one?” 9 Middle East desert region 10 “Apocalypse Now” setting, for short 11 “Jingle Bells” vehicle 12 Spenser’s “The ___ Queene” 13 Went the way of old roses 19 Div. for the Yankees

and Red Sox 21 Agreements 25 Chapman of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” 26 Elevator innovator Elisha 28 “Young Frankenstein” actress Teri 33 Make a kitten sound 34 Magazine copy 36 Go by yacht 37 “Rabbit, Run” novelist 38 Georgia ___ 39 “Allow me...” 40 Ninnies 44 Charm with flattery 45 Make changes to 46 Kindle seller 47 Shellfish soup 49 Place for pigs 50 “The Science Kid” on PBS 52 Kicks out 53 As 56 Proofreading mark 59 Beehive State native 60 Cordoba cheer 61 Soccer zero

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familylife@diosav.org. diosav.org/familylife-singles. Center for Spiritual Living--Savannah

All are invited to this Science of Mind community. Recognizing the presence Art of Peaceful Living and power of God within, and believing How is it possible to apply the ancient that this presence is in everything in art of Buddhist meditation to today’s the universe, unifying all of life. Welhectic and busy modern world? Join us to learn how to solve your problems and coming all on their spiritual pathway. Celebration: Sunday mornings. Location: develop a peaceful mind by applying Bonaventure Chapel, 2520 Bonaventure Buddha’s classic advice to daily life. Everyone is welcome to attend, no previ- Road. Meditation at 10:30am Service at 11:00am Childcare available in the ous experience necessary. Drop in for “Funday School” Sundays. cslsavannah. any class. $10 or $5 seniors/students org. Sundays Wednesdays, 7 p.m. (912) 358-0228. meditationinsouthcarolina.og. unityofsa- Christmas Psychic Reading Madness Sale December Madness Sale!!!!!!! $15 for vannah.org/. Wednesdays, 7 p.m Unity 20 minute phone readings! payable at Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset PayPal savannahpsychic@gmail.com or Blvd. go to website and check out Christmas Band of Sisters Prayer Group monthly Specials Love and Light Low All women are invited. Second TuesCountry Psychic of Savannah ~Kelly days, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Spurlock 15.00 Mondays-Sundays. 9125592169. savannahpsychic@gmail. Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. com. Mondays-Sundays Ellis Square, “The king’s heart is like channels of Barnard Street and St. Julian Street. water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) . 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@ Columba House Columba House is an inclusive, welaol.com. capitolcom.org/georgia. coming hospitality space dedicated to A Buddhist Meditation Center building and sustaining a community of Welcoming all lineages and spiritual faith committed to social justice with traditions. Newcomers to meditation welcome. Daily meditation, study groups the city’s young adults, college students, and creative demographic. Tuesday eveand classes. Sunday includes a talk nings 6:30-8pm, includes dinner and given by resident priest on Buddhist a program focused on justice. All are philosophy and how it relates to daily welcome. Free and open to the public. life. The center is available for individual and group retreats, weddings and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-228-9425. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m Columba House, funerals. Visit Savannahzencenter.com 34th Street between Abercorn and for schedule and see us on Facebook. Lincoln Streets. Soto Zen lineage, resident Priest Un Guided Silent Prayer Shin Cindy Beach Sensei. 912-4277265 . The Savannah Zen Center, 111 Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive E. 34th St. prayer or remain in silence. WednesCatholic Singles days, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 615 Montgomery St. See website for meet frequently for fun, fellowship and info. . vineyardsavannah.org. service. Send email or check website A New Church in the City, For the City to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. . Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” . Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. Religious & Spiritual

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

225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share

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

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. 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.

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. Weekly Spiritual Gathering

A spiritual gathering with artist Joanne Morton and friends on Wednesdays at 12:12pm in a different square in the Historic Distric of Savannah. This is a new Savannah ritual...a growing heart collective for those who are committed to living from their hearts, and believing in the collective power of law of attraction. See website for each week’s location. Wednesdays.. trickydame.com/ savannah-gratitude. Wednesdays. Special Screenings Film: Hook (1991, USA)

A grown-up Peter Pan (Robin Williams) is a successful corporate lawyer with a family. Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps Peter Pan’s children, who must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit to challenge his old enemy. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Sponsored by Connect Savannah. $8 general admission or $5 student/senior/ military. Sat., June 14, 3 p.m. lucastheatre.com. lucastheatre.com. Sat., June 14, 3 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: The Blues Brothers (USA, 1980)

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. Starring Dan Akroyd and John Belushi. Presented by SCAD Cinema Circle. $8. $5 for seniors/ military/non-SCAD students. Free with valid SCAD ID. Sat., June 14. scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Sat., June 14 Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Thursday’s Game (1971, USA)

An 81st birthday tribute actor Gene Wilder, who starts in this rare “lost” buddy picture with Bob Newhart. Sponsored by Psychotronic Film Society. $7 Wed., June 11, 8 p.m. sentientbean. com. sentientbean.com. Wed., June 11, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Film: Young Frankenstein (1974, USA)

This parody of the classical horror film genre is now a classic in its own right. Directed by Mel Brooks. Written by Mel Unity Church of Savannah Brooks and Gene Wilder. Part of the Everyone is welcome. Unity of Savannah is not concerned with where people Lucas’s Month of Mel Brooks. Sponcome from, what they look like, or whom sored by Connect Savannah. $8 general admission or $5 student/senior/military. they love – Unity is just glad that each person is here. Sunday 9:15am medita- Fri., June 13, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. lucastheatre.com. Fri., June 13, 7 p.m tive service and 11:00am celebratory Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn service show what the New Thought


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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. . 912-2203474. savadultrec.com.

ball, and several beers are the required equipment for this Tybee tradition. Watch or pull together a team to play. Held at 11th Street on the beach. Limited to 16 teams. $25 per player. 3-5 players per team. Watch for free. Sat., June 14, 10 a.m. Sat., June 14, 10 a.m Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook

for info. . facebook.com/savannahbikepolo. Smackdown for the Shriners

A professional wrestling fundraiser benefiting the Shriners. $10 Adults; $5 kids; Children 5 and Under: *FREE* June 14-15, 7-9:30 p.m. 912-6903464. https://www.facebook.com/ events/679072862153842/. apwonline.net. June 14-15, 7-9:30 p.m National Guard Armory, Eisenhower Dr.

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The Sand Gnats take on the Augusta GreenJackets, then wrap up with a bang with post-game fireworks. $8 gen. adm. Sat., June 14, 5:05 p.m. sandgnats. com. sandgnats.com. Sat., June 14, 5:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Baseball: Savannah Sand Gnats Thirsty Thursday

Half price draft beer and soda, and baseball vs. the Augusta GreenJackets. Sponsored in part by Connect Savannah. $8 gen. adm. Thu., June 12, 5:35 p.m. sandgnats.com. sandgnats. com. Thu., June 12, 5:35 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Baseball: Kia Country Kids Eat Free

All kids 12 years and under in attendance will receive a voucher good for one FREE hot dog & small soda. Kids run the bases after the game! $8 gen. adm. Sun., June 15, 2:05 p.m. sandgnats.com. sandgnats.com. Sun., June 15, 2:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. 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. 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. Larry Crawford Memorial Half Rubber Beach Classic

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Free will astrology ARIES

March 21-April 19

In its quest for nectar, a hummingbird sips from a thousand flowers every day. As it flaps its wings 70 times a second, zipping from meal to meal, it can fly sideways, backward, or forward. If it so desires, it can also hover or glide upside-down. It remembers every flower it visits, and knows how long it will take before each flower will produce a new batch of nectar. To some Spanish speakers, hummingbirds are known as *joyas voladoras,* or “flying jewels.” Now take everything I’ve just said, Aries, and use it as a metaphor for who you can be in the coming week.

VIRGO

In 1947, the impossibly wealthy Duke of Windsor went shopping in Paris to buy a gift for his wife, the Duchess. She already had everything she wanted, so he decided to get creative. He commissioned the luxury-goods manufacturer Hermes to build her a high-fashion black leather wheelbarrow. I am not urging you to acquire something like that for yourself, Taurus. But I do like it as a symbol for what you need in your life right now: a blend of elegance and usefulness, of playful beauty and practical value, of artistry and hard work.

In one of her “Twenty-One Love Poems,” Adrienne Rich talks about her old self in the third person. “The woman who cherished / her suffering is dead. I am her descendant. / I love the scar tissue she handed on to me, / but I want to go from here with you / fighting the temptation to make a career of pain.” With your approval, Virgo, I’d like to make that passage one of your keynotes in the coming months. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you will have an excellent opportunity to declare your independence from an affliction you’ve been addicted to. Are you willing to say goodbye to one of your signature forms of suffering?

April 20-May 20

GEMINI

May 21-June 20

Your brain absorbs about 11 million pieces of information every second, but is consciously aware of less than .001 percent of all that richness. Or at least that’s usually the case. Having analyzed your astrological omens, I suspect that you might soon jack that figure up as high as .01 percent -- a ten-fold increase! Do you think you can handle that much raw input? Are you amenable to being so acutely perceptive? How will you respond if the world is a ten times more vivid than usual? I’m pretty confident. I suspect you won’t become a bugeyed maniac freaking out on the intensity, but rather will be a soulful, wonder-filled explorer in love with the intensity.

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Amsterdam. An unforeseen event almost sabotaged his victory. As he rowed his boat along the Sloten Canal, a family of ducks swam leisurely from shore to shore directly across his path. He stopped to let them pass, allowing an opponent who was already ahead of him to gain an even bigger advantage. Yet he ultimately won the race, rowing with such vigor after the duck incident that he finished well ahead of his challenger. I foresee a comparable sequence in your life, Leo. Being thoughtful and expressing compassion may seem to slow you down, but in the end that won’t hinder you from achieving your goal -- and may even help.

TAURUS

You have a strong, intricate understanding of where you have come from. The old days and old ways continue to feed you with their mysterious poignancy. You don’t love every one of your past experiences, but you love ruminating about them and feeling the way they changed you. Until the day you die many years from now, your history will keep evolving, providing an endless stream of new teachings. And yet at this particular moment in your destiny, Cancerian, I think your most important task is to focus on where you are going to. That’s why I urge you to temporarily forget everything you think you know about your past and instead concentrate on getting excited about the future.

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Nov. 22-Dec. 21

Novelist Herman Melville wrote that in order to create art, “unlike things must meet and mate.” Like what? “Sad patience” and “joyous energies,” for example; both of them are necessary, he said. “Instinct and study” are crucial ingredients, as well as humility and pride, audacity and reverence, and “a flame to melt” and a “wind to freeze.” Based on my interpretation of the astrological omens, Sagittarius, I believe you will soon need to meld opposites like these as you shape that supreme work of art -- your life.

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Haggis is a Scottish pudding. According to the gourmet food encyclopedia *Larousse Gastronomique,* it has “an excellent nutty texture and delicious savory flavor.” And yet, to be honest, its ingredients don’t sound promising. To make it, you gather the lungs, liver, small intestine, and heart of a sheep, put all of that stuff inside the stomach of the sheep along with oatmeal, onions, salt, and suet, and then simmer the whole mess for three hours. I’m guessing that your work in the coming week may have a certain metaphorical resemblance to making haggis, Capricorn. The process could a bit icky, but the result should be pretty tasty.

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

AQUARIUS

SCORPIO

Almost a hundred years ago, world-famous comedian Charlie Chaplin decided to take part in a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest in San Francisco. He did his best to imitate himself, but it wasn’t good enough. He didn’t come close to winning. But I think you would have a different fate if you entered a comparable competition in the coming weeks. There’s no question in my mind that you would be crowned as the person who most resembles you. Maybe more than ever before, you are completely yourself. You look like your true self, you feel like your true self, and you are acting like your true self. Congratulations! It’s hard work to be so authentic.

“You should be interviewing roses not people,” says a character in Anne Carson’s book *The Autobiography Of Red.* That’s sound poetic advice for you in the coming days, Libra. More than you can imagine, you will benefit from being receptive to and learning from non-human sources: roses, cats, dogs, spiders, horses, songbirds, butterflies, trees, rivers, the wind, the moon, and any other intelligences that make themselves available to you. I’m not saying you should ignore the revelations offered by people. But your emphasis should be on gathering in wisdom from life forces that don’t communicate with words.

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

William Shockley was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who co-invented the transistor. He also helped launch the revolution in information technology, and has been called “the man who brought silicon to Silicon Valley.” *Time* magazine named him one of the hundred most influential people of the 20th century. On the other hand, Shockley became a controversial advocate of eugenics, which damaged his reputation, led many to consider him a racist, and played a role in his estrangement from his friends and family. I suspect that you will have to deal with at least one Shockley-type phenomenon in the coming weeks, Scorpio. Will you overlook the bad stuff in order to take advantage of the

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“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease,” said French philosopher FrancoisMarie Voltaire. That principle will be useful for you to invoke in the coming weeks. You definitely need to be cured, although the “disease” you are suffering from is primarily psychospiritual rather than strictly physical. Your task will be to flood yourself with fun adventures, engaging stories, and playtime diversions so that nature can heal you without the interference of your worries and kibitzing.

USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. . 912-3984014. bdburgers.net. B & D Burgers (Congress St.), 912-238-8315. Support Groups ACOA-Al-Anon

The “From Survival to Recovery” Adult Children of Alcoholics/Al-Anon Group is a fellowship and support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Meets Thursdays, 5:45pm at the 24-Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Dr. Call for info. . 912-5989860. Alcoholics Anonymous

For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. . 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Family Support Group

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

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

Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-7272959 . Brain Injury Support Group

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

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

For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. . 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion,

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

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

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

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

Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm8:30pm. Email for info. . edasavannah@yahoo.com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St.

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. June 17, 6pm-7:45pm. Live ‘Skype’ talk and Q&A with Dr. John McDougall. Tuesdays. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlifega.org. June 17, 6pm-7:45pm. Live ‘Skype’ talk and Q&A with Dr. John McDougall Tuesdays Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Klinefelter Syndrome/47-XXY Support Group

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

terian Church, 520 Washington Avenue (at Paulsen Street) Friday 6:30pm Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. (off of Skidaway Rd.) Wednesdays, Fridays.. 912-844-4524. elissabeam@yahoo. com. unityofsavannah.org/. Wednesdays, Fridays. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Savannah meetings Mon 6:30pm, Wed 5:30pm, Fri 6:30 p.m. See website for locations and info, or call 912358-7150. . oa.org/meetings. Parents of Children with IEP’s (Individualized Education Plans)

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

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

The Savannah-South Coast Parkinson’s Support Group will meet the first SatGroup addresses the concerns of adurday of each month from 9am - 11am vanced and recurrent cancer survivors at South Coast Medical Group, 1326 from the physical, emotional, spiritual, Eisenhower Dr, Building 1. Contact and social aspects of healing. To register James or Lou at 706-413-3264 or for a specific session and to learn email: admin@gaparkinsons.org for about the group, please call Jennifer more information. Contact name: James Currin-McCulloch at 912-350-7845. . Trussell Saturdays.. 706-413-3264. 912-350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Essential Tremor Support Group admin@gaparkinsons.org. southcoastAnderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial medical.com/Search/search_details_loFor those with the disease, care partHealth Univ. Medical Center), 4700 ners, family and caregivers. Managing cations.php?location=1. Saturdays. Waters Ave. the disease, treatments and therapies, Southcoast Medical Group (Southside quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm- Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group Savannah), 1326 Eisenhower Dr. 4:30pm. Call for info. . 912-819-2224. For patients with blood-related cancers Parkinson’s Support Group and their loved ones. Call or see website First Thursdays, 5pm-6:30pm, Marsh Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & for info. . 912-350-7845. memorialResearch Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Auditorium at Candler. Call for info. . health.com. memorialhealth.com/. Me- 912-355-6347. sjchs.org/. Candler Fibromyalgia Support Group morial Health University Medical Center, Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. . 912-819- 4700 Waters Ave. Pryme Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Narcotics Anonymous 6743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Meets the second Tuesday of each Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynmonth at St. Joseph’s Hospital,11705 NA meeting schedule. . 912-238-5925. Mercy Blvd., Meeting Room 1(on the olds Ave. National Alliance of Mentally Ill Gambling Problem 12 Step Program 2nd Floor above ER entrance) at 6 Weekly 90-minute support group for Twelve step program offers freedom p.m. An opportunity for people with MS anyone with a mental health diagnosis. from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave and their families and friends to share Also offer weekly family support group. message with contact info. . 912-748information, develop coping strategies, Both meet Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm. Free 4730. receive support and become involved and open to the public. . Trinity LuGeorgia Scleroderma Support Group in community activities. . 912-819A group for people with scleroderma for theran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. 2224. sjchs.org/. St. Joseph’s Hospital, Overeaters Anonymous the greater Savannah area and sur11705 Mercy Blvd. rounding counties. Meets regularly. Call For people who are eating compulsively. Rape Crisis Center If nothing else has worked, there is for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, Assists survivors of rape and sexual help. Savannah has 2 OA meetings a 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912assault. Free, confidential counseling week: Wednesday 5:30pm First Presby- for victims and families. 24-hour Rape 412-6675 or 912-414-3827. . Legacy Group: For individuals with advanced and recurrent cancer.

Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912-233-7273. . Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. . 912-8582335. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Sisters Network (Breast Cancer in the African American Community)

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

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

Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912-629-1089. . Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Teens Nurturing Teens (Cancer Support)

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

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cerned parents of teens. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see website. . 912-234-4048. parkplaceyes.org.

Volunteers Bethesda Seeks Volunteer Docents for New History Museum/Visitors Center

Bethesda seeks volunteer docents for their new visitors center/museum. Our meetings vary; we have discussions, Volunteer docents needed during regular watch documentaries, share stories, give museum hours, Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. out resources, plan community events, Docents will share Bethesda’s rich hishave social hour. Come check us out tory and inspiring legacy with visitors some time if you exist on the Trans* from across the country and around spectrum and are looking to help build the world. . 912-351-2061. Elizabeth. community! Free third Sunday of every brown@bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda month. 843-368-4490. info@tranAcademy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. scendentsSAV.org. transcendentsSAV. Docents and Volunteers Needed at Flannery org. third Sunday of every month Call or O’Connor House Email for Location, Private for ConfidenFlannery O’Connor Childhood Home tiality. seeks additional volunteers and volunteer docents to help on Fridays and Theatre Saturdays, 1p-4pm, and for possible Theatre: Pizza Man extended hours. Duties: greet visitors, What happens when women on the edge handle admissions, conduct merchanof a nervous breakdown order a pizza? dise sales and help with tours. Docent Darlene Carviotto’s comedy directed by training and written narratives for Daniel Żużałek. $15 gen. adm. $10 reference during tours are provided. . students/seniors/military Fri., June 13, 912-233-6014. haborrello@aol.com. 8 p.m., Sat., June 14, 8 p.m. and Sun., flanneryoconnorhome.org. Flannery June 15, 3 p.m. musesavannah.org. O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. musesavannah.org/. Fri., June 13, 8 Charlton Street. p.m., Sat., June 14, 8 p.m. and Sun., Dolphin Project Seeks Volunteers June 15, 3 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, Dolphin Project needs boat owners, 703 Louisville Rd. photographers, and other volunteers to Trans* Support Group

Theatre: Spine Tingling Tales at the Savannah Theater

A late night ghost show that’s appropriate for most ages...but a little bit scary.... $25 Fridays, 11 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 p.m.. soucyman@gmail. com. spinetinglingtales.com. savannahtheatre.com. Fridays, 11 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. Theatre: Iced at the Coffee Shop

An interactive murder mystery show presented by the Odd Lot acting troupe. $20 adults. $15 children 15 and younger Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.. Justin@ oddlot.org. savannahmurdermystery. com. Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. Theatre: Oedipus the King

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The classic Greek tragedy adapted by John Hardy, presented by Savannah Stage Company. $10 June 13-14, 8 p.m. and Sun., June 15, 2 p.m. savannahstagecompany.com. June 13-14, 8 p.m. and Sun., June 15, 2 p.m Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd.

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

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s St. Mary’s Health Center, a free clinic serving the uninsured, seeks physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab techs, and patient care techs. Non-clinical volunteers needed to to schedule appointments. Contact Stephanie Alston. . 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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

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

Share time and talents through the RSVP program of the Equal Opportunity help with scientific research on the AtAuthority. Seniors 55 and older serve in lantic Bottlenose dolphin along coastal Georgia. Must be age 18 or older. Call or various community organizations. Call for information. . 912-238-2960 x123. see website for info. . 912-232-6572. Ronald McDonald House thedolphinproject.org. Help in the “home away from home” for Good Samaritan Health Clinic families of hospitalized children. VolunSt. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan teers needed to provide home-cooked Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer meals for families at the house. Volunnurses, physician assistants, nurse teer internships available for college practitioners, Spanish interpreters and students. Call or see website for info. clerical staff. The clinic serves people . 912-356-5520. rmhccoastalempire. without insurance and those whose org. rmhccoastalempire.org/. Ronald income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Call to volunteer. . McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. 912-964-4326.

Hospice Volunteers Needed in Chatham and other Coastal Counties

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

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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

Education majors, retired reading teachers or community residents sought to volunteer for a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students. Call for info. . 912447-6605. sjchs.org/body.cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Tutors Sought for Adult Learners (GED Prep and Literacy Needs)

The Adult Community & Education Program at Royce Learning Center seeks volunteer tutors to assist adult learners. Monday - Thursday, 5pm-7pm. Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-11am. Classes at Royce Learning Center and at Wesley

Community Center. Free tutor training. Email or call for info. . 912-354-4047. kmorgan@roycelc.org. Urban Hope

An after school program for inner city children seeking adult volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, and more. See website or email for info. . urbanhopesav@aol.com. urbanhopesavannah.org. Volunteer at the Forsyth Farmers’ Market

The market occurs each Saturday morning at the South End of Forsyth Park, from February through December. To volunteer, see website for contact info. . forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket.com/. Forsyth Farmers’ Market, 501 Whitaker St., South End of Forysth Park. Volunteer Docents Needed: Davenport House

Volunteer docent/tour guide training is offered in July. This is a four week training program. The dates and times will be determined by participants. Docents lead tours and assist with programming for people from around the world who visit the historic house museum. Call or email for information. Every 3 days. 236-8097. info@davenporthousemuseum.org. davenporthousemuseum.org. Every 3 days Davenport House, 324 East State St. Volunteer for Meals on Wheels

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

visit the website or call for a schedule of classes, times, and fees. . 912-8980361. thesavannahyogaroom.com. thesavannahyogaroom.com/. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr.


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