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

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First Friday Art March

A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Free Trolley transportation, Indie Arts Market, and Kids Art Activities. first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m Art Rise Savannah, 2427 Desoto Ave. Free for All Ages 907-299-6227. info@artmarchsavannah.com

Concert: Little Big Town

Grammy award-winning country group comes to town on The Pain Killer tour. 7:30 p.m Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $29.50-$250

Lecture: The Liberal Arts Requirement and Savannah’s Metro Economy

First Friday for Folk Music

Part of Armstrong's "Moveable Feast" lecture series. Dr. Michael Toma on how a liberal arts education serves as a crucial foundation from which to examine databased analytical superstructures, offering a fuller picture of our economy's performance and where it is headed. 6:30-7:30 p.m Armstrong House, 447 Bullstreet. Free and open to the public. 912-344-2971. armstrong.edu

Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. March performers: Jason Bible and Robert Benton first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. $5 donation. 912-898-1876. savannahfolk.org

GnomeCon

This year's festival features a variety of games, comic books, dealers selling games and supplies, comedy, and panels. Panelists are game designer Richard Borg, horror filmmaker James O'Rear, and fantasy authors Katherine Kurtz and Scott MacMillan. March 6-8 Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

Film: Blind Rage

The Psychotronic Film Society celebrates iconic black action actor Fred Williamson's birthday with this forgotten 1970s lowbudget exploitation flick. Wild and campy. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $6

Old Fort Jackson Campover 2015

1998 American crime comedy written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey The Dude Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler. 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8

In Living Color Opening Lecture by Jordan D. Schnitzer

One of America’s most fascinating art collectors, Jordan D. Schnitzer, travels to Telfair Museums to give an inside look at the works displayed In Living Color. 6-7 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Free

Lecture: Malware and the Modern Cyber Threat Landscape

A broad, malware-oriented overview of the modern cyber threat landscape. 11:30 a.m Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. $45 https://pe.gatech.edu

Tea at Mrs. Davenport's

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Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs. Limited attendance; reservations required. 5 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $18 adults, $14 kids 4 912-236-8097. davenporthousemuseum.org

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Film: The Big Lebowski

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Friday / 6 Art on Tap: Music Stop

In collaboration with Savannah Stopover and Art Rise Savannah, a journey through art and music. Enjoy live music from Amythyst Kiah, small bites, and gallery tours while exploring The Visual Blues, an exhibition inspired by jazz and blues during the Harlem Renaissance. Savannah Stopover’s Band Poster exhibition also will be on display in the atrium. A wine and beer cash bar featuring Lagunitas Brewing Company will be available. 6 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. $8

Armstrong Faculty Lecture: Aquinas and Evolution as a Test-Case Armstrong assistant professor Julie Swanstrom discusses the comparisons between Darwin’s and Aquinas’ theories. 12-1 p.m Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public. 912-344-2971. armstrong.edu

Concert: Greg Zelek

His program includes works of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Liszt, Lecuona and more. 7-8:15 p.m Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Rd (Landings). Free

Concert: Michael Kaeshammer

Michael Kaeshammer has been called Canada's triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability, and charisma. 8 p.m Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $20

Film: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

2000 adventure comedy written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, andTim Blake Nelson, with John Goodman, Holly Hunter, and Charles Durning. 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8

Spend the night in a real fort and experience history first hand with your family. Kids will train as soldiers from the American Revolution and adults will train as Civil War soldiers. The next morning campers will rise, pack up their gear, enjoy a hot breakfast, and participate in closing ceremonies. Space is limited. 10 a.m Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. $65 for adults, $45 for children 912-232-3945. mmartin@chsgeorgia.org chsgeorgia.org

Southern Women’s Show

Lineup of celebrity guests, including reality television star Jessa Duggar Seewald from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, as well as celebrity stylist and Rock Your Hair creator Michael O’Rourke and Food Network star Emily Ellyn. March 6-8 Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. $5-$10 800-849-0248. southernwomensshow.com

Sweets on the Street

First Friday and Saturday celebration features local confectioners serving pastries, artisan chocolates, and more. Vendors include Baked by Rach, Capital Bee Company, Daddy O's, Indulge Coffee, Chocolat by Adam Turoni, Leopold's Ice Cream, Repicci's Italian Ice of Savannah, and Toffee Dolce. Regional artisans along Rousakis Riverfront Plaza. first Friday, Saturday of every month. River Street, River St.


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Tea at Mrs. Davenport's

Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs. Limited attendance; reservations required. 5 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $18 adults, $14 kids 912-236-8097. davenporthousemuseum.org

Theatre: The Dixie Swim Club

The story of five very diverse Southern women who first meet when they were college swim team mates. 7:30 p.m. Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. 912-786-5920. tybeearts.org

Theatre: Wit

A one-act play, Wit is a funny, compassionate and devastating account of a brilliant poetry scholar succumbing to ovarian cancer. The author, Margaret Edson, will give a talk and Q&A session on Saturday, March 7, which is free and open to the public. The production features the Collective Face Theatre Ensemble and is directed by Karla Knudsen. Call 912-232-0018 for reservations. 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $20

Theatre: Beauty and the Beast

Savannah Christian theatre students perform the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast.” March 6-8 Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Wall-to-Wall Live Illustration Battle

During the Art March, local artists Johel Rivera and Jake Larsen will use their illustration skills to battle for two hours. Each artist will be equipped with a white 8ft x 8ft wall, black markers and 2 hours to draw the most mind-melting piece of artwork they can come up with on the spot. Additionally, local musicians including Miggs, Culture Vulture, and KYLE will perform during the battle. 7-9 p.m Art Rise Savannah, 2427 Desoto Ave.

Bonaventure After Hours: Stories, Nightfall & More!

Disc Dogathon

Savannah's only after-hours cemetery event, in this riverside Victorian cemetery. 5-8 p.m. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. $35 912-319-5600. info@bonaventurecemetery.com

Casimir Pulaski's 270th Birthday Commemoration

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The Savannah General Pulaski Committee, an affiliate of the American Council for Polish Culture, will hold this 270th birthday celebration at Monterey Square. Following the ceremony is a buffet luncheon at the Plantation Club at the Landings. Call ahead for reservations. 11 a.m Monterey Square, Bull and West Wayne Streets. $30 for luncheon 912-335-1754. savannahgeneralpulaski.org

St. Practice Day Charity Bar Crawl

Dance: Cinderella

The perfect way to build your tolerance and be in tip-top shape for the big day. The Best Dressed Leprechaun wins a Basket of Cheer donated by Johnnie Ganem Package Shop. 2-10 p.m Boomy's, 409 W. Congress St. $15 adv / $20 day of 912-660-9001. Chantal@StaffordPromotions.com

New production choreographed by Executive & Artistic Director William Starrett. 5:30-7:30 p.m Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $20-$45

This qualifier for the largest disc-dog competition series in the world benefits Pets for Vets. March 7-8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Free

Film: Fargo

1996 American dark comedy crime thriller film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Frances McDormand as a pregnant Minnesotapolice chief and William H. Macy as a struggling car salesman. 10 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8

Film: Raising Arizona

1987 comedy by the Coen brothers and starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman and Frances McDormand. 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8

Film: Records Collecting Dust

Features interviews with Jello Biafra, Keith Morris, Nick Oliveri, Matt Pike, and over 30 other underground and punk icons. 6 p.m Graveface Records & Curiosities, 5 W. 40th Street. $3 continues on p. 6

ART Music Stop ON Friday, March 6, 6pm TAP Free to Telfair members or with Savannah Stopover wristband / $8 for non-members

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Jepson Center / 207 W. York St. on Historic Telfair Square Explore the creativity of Blues, Jazz, and the Harlem Renaissance. Make a collage inspired by the art of Romare Bearden and learn dances from the 1920s.

Blues Concert at 3pm Legendary blueswoman Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and the King Bees bring their soulful sounds to the Jepson.

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The Visual Blues

In collaboration with Savannah Stopover and Art Rise Savannah, join us for a journey through art and music. Enjoy live music from Amythyst Kiah, small bites, and gallery tours while exploring The Visual Blues, an exhibition inspired by jazz and blues during the Harlem Renaissance. Savannah Stopover’s Band Poster exhibition also will be on display in the atrium. A wine and beer cash bar featuring Lagunitas Brewing Company will be available.

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wit@muse Join us at this year’s waterfront celebration, featuring an impressive line-up of world-class vineyards, local and regional guest chefs plus an exciting new schedule of festival events.

March 9-15, 2015

Don’t miss these great events happening all week long: Wine and Cinema • Wine Tasting & Education Series Celebrity Chef Dinners • Progressive Wine Tastings

Forsyth Farmers Market

Theatre: Beauty and the Beast

Georgia Conservancy Oyster Roast

Theatre: The Dixie Swim Club

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. forsythfarmersmarket.com Live music, local oysters, Sweetwater beer, food and activities for the kids, and more. Ticket price includes a 6-month membership to the Georgia Conservancy. 3-6 p.m Lebanon Plantation, 5745 Ogeechee Road. $35 912-447-5910. georgiaconservancy.org

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This year's festival features a variety of games, comic books, dealers selling games and supplies, comedy, and panels. Panelists are game designer Richard Borg, horror filmmaker James O'Rear, and fantasy authors Katherine Kurtz and Scott MacMillan. March 6-8 Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

Irons in the Fire

Come see blacksmiths from around the Southeast transform iron into art with ageold tools: fire, anvil and hammer. 11 a.m.-4 p.m GA State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. $10 per adult, $6 per child (ages 2-12), free for Coastal Heritage Society members

Southern Women’s Show

A lineup of celebrity guests. March 6-8 Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. $5-$10 southernwomensshow.com

St. Baldrick's Annual Head-Shaving

In this annual event, volunteers shave their heads to show support for children who lose their hair during cancer treatment. Benefits children's cancer research. 12:30 p.m Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard St. stbaldricks.org/events/SavannahCityMarket

Savannah Christian theatre students perform the Disney classic "Beauty and the Beast." March 6-8 Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. The story of five very diverse Southern women who first meet when they were college swim team mates. 7:30 p.m. Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. 912-786-5920. tybeearts.org

Theatre: Wit

A one-act play, Wit is a funny, compassionate and devastating account of a brilliant poetry scholar succumbing to ovarian cancer. The author, Margaret Edson, will give a talk and Q&A session on Saturday, March 7, which is free and open to the public. The production features the Collective Face Theatre Ensemble and is directed by Karla Knudsen. Call 912-232-0018 for reservations. 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $20

Wilmington Island Farmers Market

Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, honey, meats. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 111 Walthour Rd @ Islands Community Church. Free wifarmersmarket.org

Women's History Weekend: Uncovering the Legacies of Savnnah's Fearless Matriarchs

Join the Women's History Committee of Savannah for a day of lectures, storytelling, short film screenings, and exhibits honoring the ladies of Savannah's rich history. 12-5 p.m Savannah Law School, 516 Drayton Street. Advanced Tickets are $20 including Annual Membership. Day of Tickets are $15 for members and $30 for non-members. 912-344-1734. whc.sav@gmail.com facebook.com/whcsav


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Sunday / 8 Film: Kill Bill Vol. 2

This installation of the Florence's "Movies and Meatballs" series consists of Quentin Tarantino's films. 6:30 p.m The Florence, 1 West Victory.

Film: Mystery Orson Welles Film

In honor of Orson Welles' birthday, Psychotronic Film Society screens one of his films, exact title not revealed until showtime. They'll screen the uncut version of one of Welles' most mesmerizing films. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

GnomeCon

This year's festival features a variety of games, comic books, dealers selling games and supplies, comedy, and panels. Panelists are game designer Richard Borg, horror filmmaker James O'Rear, and fantasy authors Katherine Kurtz and Scott MacMillan. March 6-8 Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

Monday Means Community

Savannah is at a crossroads, with one foot planted in the past and another reaching towards the future. What will Savannah's future look like? The Port City Cultural Alliance asks and answers these questions in this collaborative event series. second Monday of every month, 7 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Free

Tuesday / 10 Concert: Savannah Winds

The Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, performs in concert. Free to Armstrong students with valid Pirate Card. 7:30 p.m Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. $14 finearts.armstrong.edu

Film: The Healthcare Movie

Southern Women's Show

Lineup of celebrity guests. March 6-8 Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. $5-$10 southernwomensshow.com

One-hour documentary that provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so different. Canada, of course, maintains a universal medical care system. The documentary describes the efforts to promote this universal system in the United States, and, in contrast, the conflicting effort to dissuade the public to support universal coverage. 6 p.m The Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St.

Theatre: Beauty and the Beast

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Savannah Christian theatre students perform classic "Beauty and the Beast." March 6-8 Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Theatre: The Dixie Swim Club

The story of five very diverse Southern women who first meet when they were college swim team mates. 3 p.m. Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. 912-786-5920. tybeearts.org

Theatre: Wit

A one-act play, Wit is a funny, compassionate and ultimately devastating account of a brilliant poetry scholar succumbing to ovarian cancer. Call 912-232-0018 for reservations. 3 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $20

Monday / 9 Bar Bystander Training

Rape Crisis Center hosts second Bar Bystander training, designed to help employees of alcohol-serving businesses identify signs of risky customer interactions involving large amounts of alcohol. Employees will also be trained to incorporate means of reducing or eliminating dangerous situations. Register ahead of time. 10 a.m bar.food, 4523 Habersham St. Free 912-233-3000

A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. Check the "GreenDrinks Savannah" facebook page. second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m Cha Bella Grill & Patio Bar, 102 East Broad St. Free to attend. Cash bar.

Rhythm and Style Luncheon and Fashion Show

Savannah Friends of Music holds their annual luncheon and fashion show. Starts with a social hour and raffle followed by lunch and a fashion show by Stein Mart. 11 a.m Plantation Club (at The Landings), Skidaway Island. $50-$600 912-598-3798, 912-308-6000

Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

Poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original work. second Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

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DJ/producer duo Las Vegas natives Oscar Wylde and Vegas Banger. Also appearing, DJ Kaos, DJ Figatron, DJ Pieces. 8 p.m Music Vault, 8082 Speedway Blvd. $25 musicvaultsouth.com

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Condos vs. Culture by Jim Morekis jim@connectsavannah.com

WHEN I first met John Berendt back in the ‘80s, he’d just returned to Savannah to begin writing what would eventually become Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. My mom was John’s travel agent, back when there was such a thing. He told me over cocktails he was working on a blockbuster book which would uncover the hidden life of Savannah society. And so he was! It was a special delight to reconnect with John last week in advance of his talk here at the Jepson. My chat with him is on page 36. Ironically, the same day I talked to John about tourism and growth pressures on

Savannah, it was announced that all the Savannah Stopover shows scheduled for Moon River Brewing Co. had to be relocated because of noise complaints from the neighbors in the condos nearby. Keep in mind, these were advance complaints. Stopover isn’t until this weekend. Moon River, of course, has been in business since 1999—a scant five years after the publication of Midnight. Its outdoor Beer Garden stage has been open for two years. Moon River and the adjacent condos in question are on Bay Street—a state highway which hosts 18-wheeler traffic 24 hours a day, a major portion of the St. Patrick’s Day parade route, City Hall, and is a longtime epicenter of Savannah’s cultural life. Why would anyone in their right mind move into a condo on the busiest street in Savannah and then complain about noise? More to the point: Why is this absurdly unrealistic and unreasonably entitled attitude taken so seriously by City government? Gene Beeco is co-owner of Moon River. “It’s too bad the City doesn’t have some provision for businesses like ours to have outdoor live performance music. That’s what I find most disappointing,” Beeco says.

“When you deal with neighbors and a building full of residents, I expect to find a great variance in the way people feel about things. It is what it is. But the City should have a provision where you can get a permit for outdoor performance, at a reasonable noise level at reasonable hours.” Stopover cancelled the gigs when the City said it “couldn’t guarantee” that the condo complaints wouldn’t be enforced. As Berendt himself might acknowledge, it’s a very passive-aggressive, very Savannah way of selectively enforcing a local ordinance—an ordinance that if followed to the strict letter of the law, literally means talking outside in a normal tone is a violation. “The current noise ordinance is written so that if they do take somebody to court, they’re not going to lose,” explains Beeco. “Basically it’s enforced upon demand.” Regardless, we’re happy to provide our usual kick-ass coverage of Savannnah Stopover, now marking its fifth year. But as Berendt and Beeco both point out, the struggle between preserving Savannah’s vibrant culture and satisfying new residents who are, at least in theory, drawn to town by that vibrant culture continues unabated. cs

feedback | letters@connectsavannah.com | 1464 E. Victory Dr., Savannah, GA 31404 Speaking of SCAD buses…

Editor, In response to your editorial “SCAD Buses: Too Big to Fail,” I too have been alarmed by the quantity of SCAD and tourist buses, but for a different reason. What this volume of private bus traffic highlights is the absence of public buses. Waiting for a bus on Oglethorpe Avenue by the cemetery, I count dozens of mostly empty SCAD buses while I wait 45 minutes for a Chatham Area Transit bus, and when it comes, there’s standing room only. The really irritating thing about the new, large SCAD buses is that they are a similar size and design to CAT buses, and every time one appears in the distance, my hopes get up, only to be soon dashed. A couple of years ago, the bus schedules at bus stops disappeared and the buses started running at new and unpublished times and at half their previous number. Then, one day, they were no longer

running on Broughton and the rumor at the bus stop was that SCAD had forced the City to reroute them! It took us bus riders a while to learn that a new bus station had been built, the cost of which may have accounted for the cuts in service. So—who rides the CAT buses? For the most part, it is the invisible class of workers who service the tourist trade downtown (the bed makers, cleaners, dishwashers, waiters, and shop assistants, etc. in all restaurants, hotels and retail), without whom there would be no tourism in Savannah. If you ride the buses and talk at the stops, you will discover what a useless service this has become: a waiter working downtown on Sunday evenings cannot get home by bus because the Sunday service on his line does not run after 5 p.m. A lunchtime server and student returning home to prepare for class at Savannah State will often not be able to get to

class on time, and three of such misses mean failing the course. Politicians, as we well know, do the bidding of the rich and powerful and, therefore this is not likely to be an election issue. But it should be noted that it is in the interest of the hotel and restaurant owners to have a bus service running every 15 minutes instead of the current half hour or one hour service. And if the city can’t afford it, perhaps the businesses should be taxed for it. All really livable and well-run cities have good public transport systems, with frequent buses and trains and free rides for seniors. Perhaps people should stop perpetually complaining about crime and spend that effort demanding suitable transport for the essential workforce along with the disabled and elderly citizen bus riders, a decent, affordable bus service. Bertha Husband

Tybee bag ban is more ‘pay to play’ politics

Editor, For nearly a year concerned citizens of Tybee have been getting signatures to decide on a Public Initiative for an ordinance to ban plastic bags ON THEIR ISLAND.    This is a seldom used, littleknown, and growing trend by American citizens who are tired of elected officials who are influenced by the “pay to play” rules, instead of listening to their constituents.   Now with the introduction of Senate Bill 139, the State wants to deny the citizens of Tybee the right to govern themselves by disallowing such an ordinance—even if it has unanimous support.  How many times have we heard “Georgia should not have to abide by Washington rules!” Should Tybee have to abide by “Atlanta rules???”     Claudia Collier


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Lost & found on Ossabaw Island a book to call my own, even if it means actually having to learn how to write one. I figured this barely inhabited island I WAS definitely lost by would be a good place to concentrate. I did the time I saw the little a little dance when my sample chapters brown pig. passed the retreat’s application process. The laminated map But after my first workshop, I realized my had shown a single plot had all the sense of a whiskey drunk loop trail, so simple and that my main character was an irrethat I’d left it on the deemable asshole. coffee table of the To process the practical wisdom I’d Clubhouse so my hands would be free. received from my instructors Lenore Hart I’d set off into the wilderness of Ossabaw and David Poyer (bestselling novelists Island at a brisk pace, rolling the bottoms of both), I’d decided to take a walk in the my boots silently along the pine needles so I woods. Now I was not only adrift in my ficwouldn’t scare off the wildlife. tional world, I was completely disoriented in I’d been rewarded almost immediately the real one. when a pileated woodpecker as big as a You are one sorry specimen, said the sneer. chicken swooped down from the moss As cold and nervous as Little Red Riding canopy and landed on the trunk of a loblolly Hood without her cape, I was about to turn pine about ten feet away. around again when I came upon the small It twitched its red mohawk and began brown pig nosing around under a yaupon to hammer out a frantic rhythm as I slid holly tree, its cloven hooves planted deliby. The quiet settled again like a cloak, the cately in the loamy ground. branches of the live oaks reaching up and With its beady-eyed stare, it seemed to out in their slow motion dance with the sky. mark me as an imposter. I froze. Then the Old Cabbage Garden road My mind went to Sandy West, the brave had split, and I’d picked what seemed like heroine who saved Ossabaw island and its the most traveled direction, Robert Frost wild things. At 102, she still lives in her fambe damned. The tamped grass trail had ily mansion on the marsh, part of the deal diverged again, and now I’d been traipsstruck when she sold the island to the state ing in the forest for hours, second guessing in the 1970s. not only my scouting skills but my decision Understandably reclusive these days, she to come to the Ossabaw Island Writer’s remains a fierce character in the nail-biting Retreat at all. drama about the preservation of Georgia’s Who do you think you are, leaving civiliza- last wild places. What will happen in the tion for five days to fiddle with a novel? asked chapters after she passes is anyone’s guess. the sneering voice in my head, the same one Sandy West would never be scared of a pig, that criticizes my housekeeping and wonscoffed the voice. She could probably outrun it. ders nastily whether skinny jeans belong on Truth be told, it wasn’t that I was afraid anyone over 40. You’re a newspaper blogger of being gored by a wild hog or swallowed woman. Stick to what you know. up by an alligator or even being chased by In my college creative writing workshops, the ghost of a bloodthirsty Creek Indian. I would sit at the back doodling on photoMy biggest fear was that I would be that copies of my terrible short stories while my visitor to Ossabaw, the one who leaves the peers picked over the plot flaws. I never gave Clubhouse without a map or a phone at four a thought to graduate school, dogged by the o’clock in the afternoon and gets everyone all feeling that I didn’t belong in a classroom worried when she doesn’t come back by dark discussing craft and character development. and then Ossabaw Island Foundation fixAll I wanted was to be on the road like it guy Mark Frissell has to drive around in Jack Kerouac, scribbling out observations the green pick-up with the bad transmission and adventures on a single scroll of toilet until he finds Idiot Guest next to a magnopaper. lia, chewing on a piece of bark. Moleskine notebooks and a laptop proved I imagined myself humiliated in front of more durable, but that’s mostly what I’ve my writing peers, ostracized from the dindone, churning out true stories and conten- ner conversation about the specificities of tious commentary for the last couple of emdashes and semi-colons. Worse, I might decades. But lately my heart has tugged with be deemed unworthy of Ossabaw’s magic, By Jessica Leigh Lebos

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banished forever by Sandy herself. Then I remembered a conversation that morning with Armstrong State University creative writing professor Dr. Tony Morris, who’s organized this retreat for five years. “This island has a certain kindness, a generosity,” he had counseled as two of Ossabaw’s resident donkeys ambled over to the Clubhouse porch for extra apples. “There’s something here you can trust.” A poet of precision and integrity, Tony is not one to throw around careless metaphors. If he spoke of the island’s benevolence as real, it must be. So I took a small scout step forward. And cracked a stick. The pig scuttled back through the saw palmettos with the confidence of a creature that knew exactly where it was going. I hoped it wasn’t to round up its bigger friends and mount an attack on the pale, two-legged animal walking around in circles. Later that night, while I was nursing my blisters on the back porch with a cup of tea, a pair of headlights would cut the darkness and a cotton tuft of white hair would lean out the passenger side of the cranky green pick-up. I’d squint disbelievingly over the railing. “Is that Miz West?” “It sure is,” would come a good-natured

holler. Hopping down the stairs to meet the island’s elusive icon, I’d see longtime Ossabaw friend and artist Betsy Cain at the wheel. “We’re going out to the field at Middle Place to gaze at the stars,” Betsy would offer, as if it was perfectly normal to be driving around late at night in the inky black wilderness with a centenarian. The others writers would come outside to pay their respects, and though hard of hearing, Sandy would ask us all what we were working on and whether the island was treating us right. Before Betsy drove off, Sandy would catch my hand in a surprisingly strong grip, her nails painted coral. “I’m so glad y’all are here,” she’d rasp with a laugh. “So am I,” I’d smile back, meaning it. But none of that had transpired yet. After the pig disappeared, I wandered for another hour before finally stepping onto the wellworn track of the island’s main road. The Clubhouse was still miles away, and my literary notions far from fruition. You’d better just keep walking, grumbled the voice. I arrived just in time for dinner, ready to get back to work. cs

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Banned from banning plastic bags? State bills take away local control

until November 2016. The plastic bag industry has a significant presence in Georgia. According to a 2007 Georgia Power report, more than 55 comOUTRAGE rippled through the envipanies produce plastic packaging, representronmental community this week as a bill ing 16.1 of the total plastics industry in the that prohibits cities and towns from banstate. The largest, Pactiv, is based in Covingning plastic bags makes its way through the ton and employs over 2100 workers. Georgia Assembly. Senator Harper invoked Georgia’s repuMembers of several environmental orgatation as a “business friendly” state when he nizations, including the Sierra Club and One More Generation, have professed their introduced SB 139, explaining that it would opposition to SB 139, which dictates that prevent “regulatory mayhem” for grocery any regulation, restriction or prohibition chains and retailers with multiple locations. regarding “auxiliary containers” must be Workman and other supporters of the done by general law. Tybee Island ordinance maintain that their Monday, the Georgia House of Represenelected officials have the right to enact legistatives Agriculture and Consumer Affairs lation that affects their community. Committee heard public input on a similar As SB 139 and HB 444 heads towards bill, HB 444. The 24-member committee Gov. Deal’s desk, GreenLaw’s Benfield has passed the bill later that afternoon. enlisted support from a slew of state RiverNext the bill will be heard by the Rules Ashley Workman of Tybee Island Resource Committee poses at the state capitol keepers and reached out to high-profile committee and be voted upon by the full with the Plastic Bag Monster, aka Jim Ries of One More Generation. activists like Laura Turner Seydel, chair of House as soon as this Friday. the Captain Planet Foundation and daughBoth bills override the efforts of Tybee residents have shown support for the ban as calling the outcome “disappointing.” ter of media mogul Ted Turner. Island, Athens and other Georgia municia way to protect Tybee’s economic interests “It’s telling how fast this was pushed The fight against the state prohibition palities to pass legislation aimed at reducthat are based on its natural resources and through,” says Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, on city-level plastic bag regulation has also ing plastic bag pollution in their individual marine wildlife. lead attorney and executive director of found a strange bedfellow in the Tea Party, communities. Workman and others profess suspicion GreenLaw, a firm that specializes in assistmany of whose members oppose legislation “This is beyond the litter problem. This at the timing of SB 139. The bill was intro- ing Georgia’s environmental community. that usurps local control. about local rights,” rails Ashley Workman, “This serves special interests at the duced by Sen. Tyler Harper (R-Ocilla) A former state representative, Benfield who has led the movement on Tybee Island to the Senate Agriculture and Consumer expense of local control,” implored a Tea is familiar with the lobbying practices of to adopt a bag ban ordinance and drove to Party representative during Monday’s comAffairs committee on Feb. 20, days after the the American Progressive Bag Alliance, a the capitol to voice her concerns. mittee hearing. Tybee City Council had discussed putting national plastics industry group that shells “They’re basically blocking the entire state the bag ban ordinance on the agenda for a Currently, no other Georgia city besides out legal fees to fight bans at the local level. of Georgia from taking environmental preTybee Island has officially introduced a plasvote in the second week of March. The group has also courted state legislacautions against the danger of plastic bags.” tic bag ban. SB 139 passed the full Senate 32-19 on tors to enact laws that forbid such bans in A proposal that would ban the distribu“It’s not like Georgia is going to see Thursday, Feb. 26 and has moved to the Missouri, Texas and Florida. More recently, tion of single use plastic bags at the point House for review. Senator Ben Watson the lobby spent a reported $3 million to stall an onslaught of these local ordinances,” of sale on Tybee Island has been circulating (R-Savannah) joined Senator Lester Jackreminds Benfield. the statewide California bag ban passed by since October. Many of the island’s 3000 “Our strongest argument is home rule.” cs son (D-Savannah) in voting against the bill, voters in 2014, delaying its implementation by Jessica Leigh Lebos

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“WRITE ABOUT people riding bikes on sidewalks.” That’s what a reader recently suggested. He rides a bike himself, but works downtown and is concerned about people on bikes riding where they shouldn’t. And with good reason. Sidewalk cycling can be dangerous for people who do it and there is a chance that a person on a bike could collide with and injure someone who is walking, although a review of Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department incident reports do not reveal any pedestrian vs. bicyclist collisions over the last two years. Riding on sidewalks can be particularly hazardous around driveways and intersections, where motorists are focused on watching for other cars on the street. This can render a sidewalk bicycle rider functionally invisible. Yet adults are often surprised when I tell them it’s illegal to ride on sidewalks under state law, which states no person over 12 years of age “shall drive any vehicle upon a sidewalk or sidewalk area except upon a permanent or duly authorized driveway.” (Bicycles are classified as vehicles in Georgia). While the above section of the Official Code of Georgia is clear, we receive mixed messages on the topic. Sometimes the message is delivered by someone yelling, “Get on the sidewalk!” from a passing car. One Savannah resident told me she was ordered onto a sidewalk by a law enforcement officer, who used his patrol car’s loudspeaker to issue the command. Savannah’s Code of Ordinances can also be a source of confusion about sidewalk cycling. Section 230 specifically forbids cycling “on Broughton Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Lincoln Street” and “Squares located between Gaston Street and Bay Street and East Broad Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.” This language underscores existing state prohibitions and draws attention to the potential for conflict in places where large numbers of pedestrians are present. However, cycling is also banned on a portion of “internal sidewalk” in Forsyth Park,

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This person chose to ride on a sidewalk instead of on Henry Street, perhaps because cars and trucks often travel much faster than the posted speed limit. which is not technically a sidewalk under state law because it’s not part of a street. An exception, permitted by state law, allows bicycling on the sidewalks around the perimeter of the park, which do meet the state’s definition of a sidewalk: “that portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a railway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for use by pedestrians.” Some people make decisions on where they ride based on their desire to stay as far away from cars as possible, and cities around the country are installing protected or buffered bicycle lanes that offer separation from motor vehicle traffic. These types of facilities have not yet arrived in Savannah, so it’s easy to understand why some people presume they’ll be safer riding on a sidewalk, even though the opposite is true in most cases. But not all. Especially for people who ride bikes not by choice, but out of necessity. Put yourself in the place of a person who needs to reach a destination on Abercorn Street, south of DeRenne Avenue. Might you decide to ride on the sidewalk? Or would you feel comfortable mixing it up with multiple lanes of speeding cars and trucks? It’s not only Southside streets that lead people to seek refuge, even if illusory, on sidewalks. I often see people riding their bikes on Henry Street sidewalks, preferring to travel there instead of on the street where vehicles — including heavy trucks — are moving much, much faster than the 35 m.p.h. posted speed limit.

Dan Piatkowski, an assistant professor of urban studies and planning at Savannah State University, is among a team of researchers who are studying the behavior of people who ride bikes via an online, “Scofflaw Biking Survey.” On thoroughfares like Abercorn Extension, which Piatkowski described as being designed “much more like a highway than a neighborhood street,” people who depend on their bikes for transportation are compelled to make difficult decisions. “One of our primary motivations for the survey is the concern that cyclists (and cycling) are negatively stereotyped because bicyclists are forced into situations where they have to break the law to stay safe,” he said. There really is no analog of this predicament for those of us who drive. When we decide to disobey the law by speeding or texting, for example, we are making ourselves less safe, not more. Our choices can also have deadly consequences for everyone else on the street, which is almost never the case when people on bikes circumvent the law. cs The Scofflaw Biking Survey will close on Friday, March 6. If enough local people take the survey, it may yield statistically significant data for Savannah. Take the survey here: www.surveygizmo.com/ s3/1885930/bikingbad

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Freezer-friendly meals: Make time in the kitchen count extra By Kelly Shannon

VEGETABLE LASAGNA

In today’s busy world, we often hear the proverbial excuse “I just don’t have time to cook.” To this we say: the freezer is your friend! There’s no better time than now to add timesaving, make-ahead meal planning and preparation to your routine. Here’s how to get started: Select a couple of recipes you and your family like and shop for the ingredients. Take a little time during the weekend to prepare those dishes and let them cool. Divide the food into serving sizes using recipe information to determine portions. Use freezer bags or reusable bowls to store meals in the freezer. With these steps in place, you’ll be ready defrost your main course in a few minutes; add a side of fresh salad or fruit; and then enjoy a nutritious and delicious meal.

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1. Soups that freeze best are bean, rice, broth-based, meat-based, or pureed soups. Avoid freezing soups that are heavy in cream, dairy, or seafood. 2. Soups can be stored in portion-controlled sizes, such as freezer-safe bags that can be laid flat for stacking. Make sure there are no air bubbles or open-air spaces in the bags or other freezer containers, as they leave space for freezer burn! I also love muffin tins for freezing soup. When the soup is frozen, pop out portions, wrap them tightly in foil, and put them in the freezer for later use. 3. Eat frozen foods within three months to ensure freshness. Label and date your packages to prevent spoilage. 4. Thaw your foods in the refrigerator rather than at room temperature to prevent food-borne illness. Almost seems too easy? Well, that’s the point! Your new meal mantra will be: make (only once a week), freeze, and reheat. To get you started, here are two of my freezer friendly foodie favorites. The recipes were developed by the Canyon Ranch Culinary Team and are used with permission.

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Kelly Shannon is a Health Literacy and Research Fellow for Canyon Ranch Institute and specializes in Culinary Nutrition.

VEGETARIAN BEAN CHILI Servings: 10 (1 cup each) Nutrition Information (per serving) Calories: .................175 Protein: ...................9 grams Sodium: ..................189 mg Carbohydrates:........32 grams Fat: .........................2 g Fiber:.......................7 g Ingredients: 1/2 cup garbanzo beans 1/2 cup navy beans 1/2 cup black beans 1/2 cup adzuki beans 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2/3 cup diced red onion 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper 3/4 teaspoon dry basil Pinch ground cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder Pinch chipotle pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon dry oregano Pinch freshly ground black pepper 2 1/2 cups canned diced tomatoes 3 tablespoons tomato puree 1 3/4 cup tomato sauce 2 cups vegetable stock 4 teaspoons minced green chili 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 2 teaspoons molasses 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Instructions: 1. Soak beans overnight. Drain soaking water. Add fresh water. Bring water and beans to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 1 1/2 hours. 2. In another saucepan, sauté garlic, onion, and peppers in olive oil until tender. Add dry spices and sauté briefly. Add tomato products and vegetable stock and bring everything to a simmer. Add cooked beans and bring the chili back to a simmer. Add green chilies and cook for 45 minutes. 3. Add cilantro, parsley, and molasses and cook for 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: .................380 Protein: ...................33 grams Sodium: ..................506 mg Carbohydrates:........40 grams Fat: .........................11 grams Fiber: ......................5 grams Cholesterol: ............139 mg Ingredients: 3 cups nonfat ricotta cheese Vegetable lasagna is full of 1/4 cup egg yolks good nutrition and great taste. 1 teaspoon garlic powder Try preparing it ahead of time 1 teaspoon dried basil and freezing portions, so that 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano thawing and re-heating are your Pinch dried thyme only weekday meal duties when 3/4 teaspoon sea salt you and your family are ready Pinch freshly ground black pepper to eat. 4 cups marinara sauce 9 whole grain lasagna noodles 2 medium zucchini squash, very thinly sliced on the diagonal 2 medium yellow squash, very thinly sliced on the diagonal 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly coat a 9” x 13” x 2” baking pan with olive oil. 2. In a large bowl, combine ricotta, egg yolks, garlic , basil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix well. 3. Meanwhile, cook the lasagna noodles in a pot of boiling water (see package for instructions). 4. To assemble lasagna, spread 3/4 cup marinara sauce in bottom of baking pan. Place three pasta noodles over marinara. Top with 1/2 ricotta mixture, followed by ½ zucchini. Sprinkle 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese over zucchini. Next top with another 1 1/2 pasta sheets and 3/4 cup marinara. Arrange 1/2 yellow squash over marinara and top with 1/2 cup mozza rella cheese. Repeat process, starting with pasta noodles. 5. Top the lasagna with remaining one pasta sheet , one cup marinara, one cup of mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan. 6. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remo ve foil and bake another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. 7. Cut into eight servings. 8. Freeze the lasagna in individually-foil wrapped pieces in freezer-safe containers. When you’re ready to eat, simply defrost, reheat, and enjoy!

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Newest Right

The Utah Court of Appeals ruled in February that Barbara Bagley has a legal right to sue herself for her own negligent driving that caused the death of her husband. Typically, in U.S. courts, a party cannot profit from its own negligence, but Bagley is the official “representative” administering her husband’s estate and has a duty to claim debts owed to the husband. Those debts would include “wrongful death” damages from a careless driver (actually, the careless driver’s insurance company), even if the careless driver was herself. Of course, if her lawsuit is successful, the monetary award would become part of the husband’s estate, a portion of which will likely go to her.

Historical Weird

• Can’t Possibly Be True: For a brief period in 1951 and 1952, an educational kit, the Gilbert Atomic Energy Lab, was for sale in the United States even though it came with testable samples of four types of uranium ore and three different radiation sources (alpha, beta, gamma). A surviving copy of the kit has been on display recently at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but the radioactive materials had to be removed before the kit could be shipped to Belfast. (The kit had failed to sell well; kids apparently preferred the company’s erector sets.) • In February, the Kansas Humanities Council, providing background to a current, traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit, posted a description of a 1925 baseball game in Wichita in which the professional, all-black Wichita Monrovians took on members of the local Ku Klux Klan. (Historians guessed that the KKK risked the embarrassment of defeat only because it needed the exposure to overcome declining enrollments.) The Monrovians (champions of the Colored Western League the year before) won, 10-8, and the Klan shut down in Kansas two years later.

Intelligent Design

A 37-year-old Lancashire, England, businessman (identified in later news reports as Duane Walters), fearing surgery for suspected bladder cancer, was discovered to be cancer-free, but on the other hand, he was found to have a uterus, ovaries and cervix — even though he has fully functioning exterior male genitalia. He was referred to Manchester University Hospital for a

hysterectomy (to prevent the possibility of pregnancy) — and was counseled that he might eventually become menopausal. His condition, “persistent Mullerian duct syndrome,” is rare enough when diagnosed at birth but, according to experts cited by the Daily Telegraph, virtually unheard-of at age 37. Walters said he will continue living as a man.

the representative from Belarus expressed alarm because of potential problems for the security staff. “What if,” he asked (according to a Reuters report), “there were topless ladies screaming from the public gallery throwing bottles of mayonnaise?” (According to the official summary, the Mexican delegate apparently earnestly pointed out that some U.N. meetings were already open to the public, but as War Is Hell yet there had been no • Least Competent Termayonnaise-droppings.) rorists: (1) A recent You• CSI Netherlands: Tube compilation of footage what color is Police in the Dutch town gleaned from, in some cases, my dress? of Haarlem, near Amsterunedited ISIS promotion dam, raided an urban marivideos, claimed to show juana farm after a recent jihadists accidentally killing snowfall. In photographs themselves. Several fightof the neighborhood, all ers in a group photo appear yards and roofs of houses to be blown up when one of are blanketed in white — them fumblingly detonates except for a certain portion a captured bomb, and one of the roof of one home, man was killed when he on which the snow had apparently tried to reload a completely melted. Police, mortar launcher too quickly. deducing that the attic was (2) London’s Daily Telegraph likely an illegal marijuana reported in January that the greenhouse, made arrests. “Darkshadow” jihadists from Tunisia and • News You Can Use: If you’re in pain, Ivory Coast, who had proclaimed their website-hacking would disrupt international shouting “Owww!” has measurable theratravel, wound up taking down a site consist- peutic value. Writing recently in the Jouring merely of bus timetables in Bristol, Eng- nal of Pain, researchers from the National University of Singapore hypothesize land. Darkshadow’s English translator also that the muscle movements in vocalizing misspelled Muslim (“Muslum”). somehow divert or confuse pain signals, • Perspective: ISIS’ very public recent which otherwise would go unimpeded to executions of a Jordanian pilot and two Japanese citizens were met with starkly dif- the brain. Of subjects who plunged their hands into extremely cold water, those who ferent reactions. In Jordan, King Abdullah II led his nation in a call for bloody revenge. were allowed to vocalize kept their hands immersed for up to three minutes longer In Japan (according to a February Associthan those who were silent. (The “oww” ated Press dispatch from Tokyo), feelings were mixed because of “meiwaku” — Japan’s sound is similar in many languages and is apparently instinctive from birth.) cultural feeling that the dead victims (and their families) were “causing trouble” by placing themselves in harm’s way. Said one man First-World Problem Solved A company called AudioQuest believes cited by the AP, “In the old days, their parents would have had to commit hara-kiri to there are serious music listeners sufficiently apologize.” In fact, both victims’ families did grossed out by the imperfect sound delivrepeatedly apologize for inconveniencing the ered by ordinary ethernet cables (typically with plastic connectors on each end and government, which had warned citizens to selling for around $20) that relief is needed. stay away from the war zone. The company recently introduced the Cat-6 Ethernet cable, whose connectors are made The Continuing Crisis of silver. For those who require the report• Point Taken: At a February meetedly richer sound, relief is only $10,500 ing in Geneva of the U.N. Conference on away. Disarmament, regarding whether meetings should be open to the general public,

The Aristocrats!

Police in Glendale, Oregon, arrested a 27-year-old man and his 22-year-old girlfriend after their 7-week-old son died of starvation. The couple claimed to have been feeding the boy properly, but investigators found that the pair operated an online porn business in which the mother lactated onto various items while the paying customers watched — and believe that little of the mother’s milk remained for the baby.

Promoting Their Brands

(1) Robert Michael Phillips was arrested in West Palm Beach, Florida, in February and faces a series of charges after police witnessed him allegedly conducting drug transactions and found heroin in his pocket and crack cocaine in his vehicle. (His rap sheet includes seven convictions and a prison stint.) On his February police intake form, under “occupation,” Phillips stated, “drug dealer.” (2) John Balmer, 50, was arrested at a Kmart in Hudson, Florida, in January as he attempted to pass a bag (allegedly containing marijuana and methamphetamine) to another person in line. Balmer was wearing a T-shirt that read, “Who needs drugs?” above lettering that read, “No, seriously, I have drugs.”

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People With Issues: Self-described Las Vegas “performer” Staysha Randall took 3,200 different piercings in her body during the same sitting on June 7 (2011) to break the Guinness Book world record by 100 prickings. (Veteran Las Vegas piercer Bill “Danger” Robinson did the honors.) Coincidentally, on the same day in Edinburgh, Scotland, the woman with the most lifetime piercings (6,925) got married. Elaine Davidson, 46, wore a full white ensemble that left bare only her face, which was decorated green and sported 192 of the piercings. The lucky guy was Davidson’s longtime friend Douglas Watson, a balding, 60-something man with no piercings or tattoos. By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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“Brantley told responding Teen injured in E. 36th shooting; Downtown Precinct Patrol 6 another shooting in officers that she was workYamacraw ing at the lot when a male (2 solved) Police are investiwalked up behind her and gating two incidents demanded money from the Woman’s fiance charged with murder “in which shots business. The investigation in Feb. 18 Apache Avenue death were fired at houses revealed Cedric Golden was The fiancé of a woman found dead in her Wednesday morninvolved in the incident and apartment Feb. 18 has been charged with ing, including one was known to Brantley.” and her murder by Savannah-Chatham Police. in which a teenager Detectives filed the charges en Gold te Jure ric Ced Willie Moore Jr., 38, was arrested today received a non-life Thursday after determinDeambre Brantley by Violent Crimes detectives investigating Two charged for staging robbery of threatening wound.” ing the couple had worked parking garage, taking money the death of Mandi DeAnne Kaiser, 37, of Rahim Smiley, 14, together to steal the money the 12000 block of Apache Avenue. Detectives “have filed warrants against a was transported for treatment of a gunshot and that Brantley had falsely reported the Southside Precinct Patrol officers discov- man and woman after determining that they Robbery. wound to his leg from the 1400 block of ered her body when they responded to fam- staged a robbery of a downtown Savannah E. 36th Street “after shots were fired at the Metro Police Chief Joseph H. “Jack” ily members’ concerns about noon Feb. 18 parking garage in December,” police say. house in which he and other children and Lumpkin Sr. has announced that his offiand a death investigation began. It became a Cedric Jurete Golden, 25, is being sought cers will file charges against those who teens were sleeping,” police say. homicide investigation after police received for false statements and theft by taking. At 1:16 a.m., officers responded to the obviously file erroneous reports and lie the results of an autopsy the following week. Deambre Brantley, 23, is being sought for 500 block of Yamacraw Village. There they to officers, pointing out the abundance the same two crimes and false report of a found an apartment where several shots of hours and other resources that are had been fired at windows. Children and Disappeared Colombian political figure crime. They listed the same address on the invested in cases only to fine they were found dead in Broughton hotel women were asleep in the residence at the 4000 block of Ogeechee Road at the time falsely reported. time but no injuries were reported. cs Detectives from Savannah-Chatham of the incident and now are being sought by Golden has been arrested at least five Police are conducting a death investigation Savannah-Chatham Police. times by Savannah-Chatham police on All cases from recent local law after finding a Bogota, Colombia, man in a Investigators “determined Brantley lied charges ranging from burglary to robbery enforcement incident reports. Give downtown Savannah hotel room. about the reported Dec. 6 robbery of a prito probation violation. anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers Andres Felipe Blackburn Cardona, 43, vate parking garage on the 100 block of East at 912/234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) was found by cleaning staff of “a Broughton Congress Street,” police say. using keyword CSTOP2020. 2015 Sav/Chatham County Homicide Total through Sun. March 1:

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cares? Our consciousness can arbitrarily define the present as being a very short time in the past and leave it at that. And essentially this is what we do semantically, too— “the present” is a meaningful term to us, even though the thing it refers to isn’t something we can actually perceive. Both Aristotle and Saint Augustine saw the present as no more than a single mathematical point, of zero size and duration, separating the past from the future. Philosophy students will be relieved to learn that I concur. The more interesting part of your question is how and why we can even contemIt’s pretty easy for me to reflect on the past or plate the past and the future. This capacity dream about the future, but what is the presfor so-called mental time-travel is consident? How does the human brain perceive the ered to be one of the hallmarks of human length of the present? Do we live only in the present, or is part of us always in the past and intelligence. Animals generally react via instinct. part in the future? —Craig Schneider, JacksonAfter some experience they can develop ville, Florida behaviors—recognizing a person, playing fetch—that seem to indicate they rememEXPERIENCE tells me, Craig, that quesber prior experiences. But that’s a long way tions like these tend to arise while under a certain kind of influence. In case your atten- from recalling specifics of the past. While it’s obviously very difficult to tell what goes tion span is currently as short as I suspect, let’s just say you’re onto something: what we on in, e.g., a cat’s brain (it appears to usually think of as the present doesn’t really exist, so be some variant of “F*ck you”), humans, as it’s impossible for us to live in it. Grab some far as we know, are the only animals able to retain literally useless information—knowmunchies and stay focused, though, and ing the state capitals or the lyrics to “Shake we’ll discuss further. It Off ” can’t confer much survival advanLet’s start with physiology. Studies sugtage. More crucially, it may well be that only gest that for us to simply notice something humans have episodic memory—i.e., reconin our field of vision and shift our eyes toward it takes at minimum a tenth of a sec- structed knowledge of past events based on one’s own perceptions. ond. If lightning strikes 100 feet away—a The same holds true for the future: natunear-definitional example of something that seems to happen “right now”—the bolt will ral selection can result in animal behaviors that appear predictive, but really reprealready have changed shape or disappeared sent the high survival rate of animals that by the time you register it and interpret made similar decisions in generations past. what you’ve seen. The sensory input that OK, there’s weak evidence showing scrub forms our consciousness is itself shaped by jays, monkeys, and rats have some ability the limits of our neural hardware, meaning to assess the future, but (a) there’s weak that what we experience as the present is evidence showing a lot of things, and (b) actually the very recent past. several studies have also reported that apes Your next question is probably: who

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do unexpectedly poorly in tasks requiring foresight. From what we can tell, the ability to perform “future simulations”—predictive judgments about future outcomes based on hypothetical situations created in our own brains—is a talent exclusive to humanity. I may like both ketchup and ice cream, but I can guess that a ketchup-flavored ice cream startup won’t get much funding. Let’s see a scrub jay do that. Various blobby pictures of brains have indicated that the region responsible for prediction is called the prefrontal cortex. Injury victims who sustain damage to this region may suffer the Oliver Sacksian fate of being “locked in the present.” If asked what they’re doing tomorrow, these patients draw a complete blank—the concept of “tomorrow” is no longer within their comprehension. Our vision of the future is also heavily influenced by our recall of the past; research has found links between episodic memory and foresight. The hippocampus has been shown to help us create and store mental maps of our environment, and these maps of the past are later reconstructed to make predictions for the future. Amnesiac patients therefore not only have trouble remembering the past, but also struggle to predict simple future outcomes as well. The concept of the future is advanced enough that even humans with healthy brains don’t acquire it until age three or four, and some studies suggest it doesn’t fully develop until age 25, which may explain so many young adults’ willingness to take on debt to get a journalism degree. Even in maturity we have confounding tendencies— for one thing, humans tend to be overly optimistic. People suffering from depression, numerous researchers have reported, aren’t actually pessimistic in their predictions, just accurate. J-school students, stoners—none of us are particularly good at fortune-telling. But

our ability to imagine the future, even incorrectly, is what makes us human. The present is just the pause while we decide what to do next. cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com or write him c/o Chicago Reader, 350 N. Orleans, Chicago 60654.

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Music | high-fives all around! FIVE years ago, Kayne Lanahan saw an opportunity: tastemaker fest SXSW was getting much too large, and bands were heading down I-95 without hitting Savannah—an easy place to, ahem, stop over on the way to Austin. With an idea and a small team, Lanahan got to work on an endeavor that involved plenty of hoop-jumping, risks, and boldness; now, the results are a March tradition. To bid a happy anniversary to The Little Fest That Could, we chatted with the Stopover team, including Russell Kueker, Operations and Creative Director and Peter Robaudo, Director of Talent and Systems Management, about a handful of the many reasons we love Stopover.

“It essentially has everything you need to know about the bands and the schedule. Not only can you look up a band and read their bio, but you can listen to a song, see when and where they are playing and even locate yourself within our venue map so you know exactly where you are relative to the next show you want to catch. If you want to have all of this at the tip of your fingers, then this app is for you!” You can get the app in the App Store for Apple or Google Play for Android.

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Every year, students, professionals, and amateurs alike scheme up a flyer for a band in the festival’s annual contest. A jury has selected their top ten favorite submissions, and all will be displayed at the Art on Tap exhibition. “We’ve loved teaming up with Clinton Edminster and the rest of the team at Art Rise Savannah,” says Kueker. “Not only do we have local artists and students from SCAD that participate, but this year we also had Lanahan, Roubado, and Kueker are the folks holding up Stopover. Photo by Geoff L. Johnson high school students from Savannah Country Day School submit. We were amazed with the art produced by these young designers!”

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While downtown music mainstays, like The Jinx, are Stopover constants, the team’s been known to bring new flavor to other establishments around town. Plus, we get so set in our ways here: during Stopover, venues that may not be your scene on every other day of the year transform into Music Central. “We’re really excited to have Trinity United as an official venue this year,” says Robaudo. “Our team has attended numerous shows there with their fantastic opries that they put on and one day I think we just turned to each other and asked ourselves, ‘Why haven’t we done anything in here?’” “The room is very particular in the sense that it doesn’t need much amplification when it comes to sound,” he explains. “We definitely took this into consideration when slotting bands here. It’s also one of our largest venues of the festival so you’ll be able to catch a few of our headliners there.”

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“Who doesn’t want to go to a show that’s secret?” says Roubado. “We as humans are curious by nature and always want to be in the know.” That naturally piqued interest is what’s made Stopover’s surprise shows, which appear on the schedule sans artist name, such a fun tradition: there’s no telling who you might see in slightly-divey, certainly cozy Abe’s on Lincoln. With a secret show every night, there’s plenty of opportunity to get in on the mystery. “These shows are a way to spice up the schedule a little bit and also get some killer solo acts from bigger bands,” Roubado says.

5: KEEPING IT LOCAL

Showcasing Savannah’s local music scene is a Stopover tradition. With the festival’s one-big-family vibe, friendships have been forged and connections made between local and touring bands that might just not happen otherwise. “During the festival we try and get local musicians to open up their homes and host a touring band coming through, so they don’t need to sleep in their van,” explains Roubado. “We also try and place local bands in by anna chandler opening slots for bigger touring acts to anna@connectsavannah.com get them their much-deserved attention. The stories are countless, as are Want to grab a drink nearby before or 3: TECHY BENEFITS the relationships. We’ve had out-of-town after the show? Pop next door to the Jepson The days of paper-only schedules are no bands pick up local bands as tour support Center—Stopover’s coordinated with the more! on future tours and vice versa, there has Jepson Café to be Trinity’s official bar, since Each year, Lanahan, Roubado, and Kuebeen collaborations between bands and even no alcohol is allowed in the church. ker explore how to make Stopover accessible entirely new bands have been formed out of The upstairs of Wild Wing Café, conon the go, and 2015’s app is their best yet. the friendships they developed during Stopveniently located in the heart of it all, City “We’ve partnered up with local mobile over.” CS Market, is another new fest spot. app developers, Tourbuddy, for the third “There will definitely be a lot of dancing, straight year to provide our audience with shuffling and sweating on that second floor, a dedicated official Stopover app,” Roubado without a doubt!” Roubado says. says.


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DIGITAL GETDOWN Macbooks and drum pads that are programmed to make you groove. Thick, sexy, fuzzy beats. Vocals that navigate between airy, foreboding, and straight-up popcentric. Wear cute-but-comfy shoes and let’s stay out all night. Sunglow – Thursday, Club One, ASTR: The NY duo’s signed to Neon Gold 10:30 p.m. Records, home to Charli XCX and Icona Pop. ISHI – Thursday, Club One, 11:30 p.m. ASTR – Thursday, Club One, 12:30 a.m. Rose Quartz – Friday, Club One, 11 p.m. Boy Harsher – Saturday, Club One, 10 p.m. Computer Magic – Saturday, Club One, 12 a.m.

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DON’T RECOGNIZE any of the names playing Savannah Stopover? Good! The best thing about our favorite little music fest is the element of discovery. You get a schedule, wander from venue to venue, and suddenly, something strikes you right in the chest: you find your new favorite band. (Plus, a year or two from now, you can totally say you saw them before anybody else knew ‘em— make sure to hit the merch tables for some evidence). So with 100+ bands, how do you figure out what you wanna catch? We’ve done the work for you. From the folks who want to dance all night to those who prefer intimate, acoustic shows, Stopover’s got it, and we’ve grouped it according to loose genre and general vibes. Schedule is subject to change; updates are at savannnahstopover.com. Happy treasure seeking!

throwback GARAGE grit Do you believe in rock ‘n’ roll? Good. Rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well, and it believes in you. If you crave scuzzy guitars, if your Chuck Taylors are crusted over with beer schlop, if you just want to hear some amps crunch all nasty and fizzy like they used to in the good ol’ days, dammit: here you go.

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Turbo Fruits - Thursday, Trustees’ Garden, 7 p.m. Corners – Thursday, Hang Fire, 10 p.m. Cobalt Cranes – Thursday, Hang Fire, 11 p.m. Gap Dream – Thursday, Hang Fire, 12 a.m. COEDS – Friday, Hang Fire, 5 p.m. Music Band – Friday, Congress St. Social Club, 7 p.m. Capsula – Friday, The Jinx, 11:30 p.m. Curbdogs – Saturday, Ampersand, 3 p.m. Las Rosas – Saturday, The Jinx, 3 p.m. AMFMS – Saturday, Ampersand, 9 p.m. Wet Socks – Saturday, The Jinx, 9 p.m. The Kickback – Saturday, Wild Wings, 10 p.m. Dreamers – Saturday, Wild Wings, 11 p.m.

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FEELING FEELINGS MUSIC Crack open that icy heart! Whether it’s visceral songwriting or lush, emotive compositions, these folks will make your concert experience an introspective journey. Nightingale News – Thursday, Congress St. Social Club, 9:30 p.m. Christopher Paul Stelling – Friday, Trinity UMC, 5 p.m. Black Water Choir – Saturday, Ampersand, 2 p.m. Lilly Hiatt – Saturday, Wild Wings, 3 p.m. Heavy Boots – Saturday, Ampersand, 4 p.m.

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You want a show? Like, a show show? You want the line between band and crowd to blur? Do you wanna wake up with shin splints, a few unidentifiable bruises and a ton of new numbers in your phone? Cool. Wallflowers, be wary. Crazy Bag Lady – Friday, The Jinx, 10:30 p.m. Cusses – Saturday, The Jinx, 11 p.m. Diarrhea Planet – Saturday, The Jinx, 12 a.m. Dumpstaphunk Fat Tony – Saturday, The Jinx, 10 p.m. Southern Culture on the Skids - Thursday, Trustees’ Garden, 8 p.m. Terror Pigeon! – Saturday, Club One, 11 p.m. Bond St. District – Thursday, The Jinx, 10 p.m.

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Emilyn Brodsky – Friday, Hang Fire, 6 p.m. White Violet – Friday, Congress St. Social Club, 6 p.m. The Prettiots – Friday, Hang Fire, 7 p.m. Rocco DeLuca – Friday, Trinity UMC, 8 p.m. Penicillin Baby – Friday, Ampersand, 10 p.m. Fort Lean – Friday, Hang Fire, 11 p.m. Young Buffalo – Friday, Hang Fire, 12 a.m. Weather – Saturday, Congress St. Social Club, 4 p.m. Lace Curtains – Saturday, Hang Fire, 5 p.m. Parlour Tricks – Saturday, Trinity UMC, 7 p.m. SALES – Saturday, Hang Fire, 9 p.m. Born Cages – Saturday, Ampersand, 11 p.m. Reptar – Saturday, Wild Wings, 12 a.m.

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Saint Corsair – Thursday, Wild Wings, 10 p.m. Horse Thief – Thursday, Congress St. Social Club, 11:30 p.m. Fire Mountain – Friday, Ampersand, 5:30 p.m. Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass – Friday, The Jepson Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. (solo), Saturday, Congress St. Social Club, 5 p.m. (full band) Family and Friends – Friday, Ampersand, 7:30 p.m. Bombadil – Friday, Trinity UMC, 9 p.m. this mountain – Friday, Congress St. Social Club, 11 p.m. Ruby the RabbitFoot – Saturday, Wild Wings, 2 p.m. Tall Tall Trees – Saturday, Trinity UMC, 6 p.m. Buxton – Saturday, Congress St. Social Club, 10:30 p.m.

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AN EMOTIVELY powerful singer and lyricist with an incredible command of the acoustic guitar, Christopher Paul Stelling is a cross-continental road-dogging indie warrior. His years of hard work have paid off, as he just inked a deal with Anti Records (home to Wilco, The Black Keys, Merle Haggard, and more) . The details about his forthcoming album are still under wraps, but Stelling had plenty to tell us about his great news, life on the road, and how Savannah Stopover is pioneering the future of festivals. Big congratulations on signing with Anti Records! That’s so exciting. How did it happen? They got the record and they liked it. They’re a label with integrity—they don’t give a shit about how many Facebook likes you have, or how many Twitter followers you have. I was pretty surprised when they reached out about the record, because they didn’t know much about my touring history or my previous records or anything like that—they just heard the record. Did you reach out to them directly or did it just come across their desk?

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It found its way to them. I’ve come to the conclusion that no one likes to hear from an artist directly because everybody that’s decent in the business respects the efforts that artists make and don’t want to say no to them. I went to Europe four times—no, three times—last year. Toured the US four times and made the record. So it just got pretty exhausting, and by the end of that process, the record was done, and I knew it was the best thing I’d been able to make up until that point. 28 I was getting ready to try to do a

fundraiser to release it on my own, because that’s the way I’d always done it—I never thought putting anything out on a label would be an option for me. So I was getting ready to fund it and I threw my hands in the air and said, “I can’t do this anymore on my own. I can’t. I’m tired, I need help.” You know what they say: the first steps of recovery are admitting you need help? (Laughs) A really good friend of mine said, “Let me just send it to one person.” It’s the only label we really sent it to, because it was the only label I could really see myself wanting to be a part of.

Stelling, a Stopover regular, returns to one of his favorite fests.

always a surprise. It’s not always a struggle— church will be really cool. sometimes you have a beautiful moment. It’s a great time of year to come to SavanLast year in Savannah was one of them. nah, and it’s a very tolerable music festival. I was reading this thing some writer put out Yeah, you’ve been very vocal about your that said, “Music festivals are the absolute love of Stopover. What is it about it that worst way to hear live music.” They’re right! keeps you coming back? For the big festivals. But small town festiSo it was a big surprise when they called vals are great because you get to experience you. I’m interested in the people that are everything the city has to offer: food, venues, involved. You meet a lot of musicians whose streets, sights. Yeah! I wasn’t expecting it at all. I was a tour managers and people usher them in, nervous wreck. We hit it off immediately, usher them out. And the great thing about Do you check out the bands while you’re though. In the grand scheme of the uniSavannah for me is that I’ve always stayed here, explore the town, or a bit of both? verse, it doesn’t mean much, but in my little around. It’s the one festival where I try to microcosm, it means a whole lot. stay all weekend. I do both. I remember watching Hurray I’ve been given the opportunity to know for the Riff Raff playing in the freezing cold Do you prefer playing for intimate crowds, Peter, Kayne, and the people who run it. last year. I had to go back to the hotel room or do you like big rooms as well? I’m very invested personally in their success, and bathe myself with the hairdryer! Just to and they are very invested in mine. I like see my friends is great. I really try to—for I love intimate crowds. I love being able to watching them grow as much as they love example, I’ll be in Austin at SXSW next tell stories and interact. There’s something to watching me grow. This is their passion and week, and I’m not even going to try. There’s be said for playing to a bar who didn’t expect their project, just like music is my passion, no point. You get swept up in the deluge. you to be there, and, over the course of the my project. By encouraging each other and You can’t conquer it anymore unless you’re night, I can win them over. It’s a personal helping each other in our individual sucjust a diehard. challenge: by the end of the night, let’s get cesses—well, that’s the essence of commuthese people interested and interacting with nity in general. That’s what everybody’s been saying about the music. SXSW for the last few years—you think Every situation is different. They say the Having played the festival for several small-town fests are the future? definition of insanity is doing something years, what are you looking forward to this over and over again and—what is it? year? Savannah’s paving the way for that. There are a couple others, like Midpoint Music Expecting different results? It’s never the same! The only thing that stays Festival—that’s another I really enjoy. But the same are the faces. I’m playing the [Trin- small city-based festivals are the way to go. Yeah, that’s the definition of insanity. But I ity United Methodist] church this year. It’s a great way to see a city. CS think the definition of insanity is making us insane. You’re never going to do the same That’s a great space; it’s a new one this Savannah Stopover: Christopher Paul Stelling thing over and over again. Showing up at a year. Friday, March 6 venue to play songs, it’s always a different set Trinity United Methodist Church of circumstances. That’s the beauty of the festival—it’s a city 5 p.m. So you can’t do the same thing twice. It’s of possibilities and surprises. Playing in the


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bring tongue-in-cheek wryness to pop by anna chandler

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YOU CAN’T help but wanna be best friends with The Prettiots. Waxing poetic on high school exploits and romance gone awry—or both, as demonstrated in their hysterical laundry list single “Boys I Dated in High School”—the NYC natives exude this devil-may-care attitude while extensively detailing all kinds of emotions and cares. It’s ukulele-driven pop played with one eye squinted, and at the rate that the press is catching on, Stopover’s the time to see them before they break. The trio—Kay Kasparhauser, Rachel Trachtenburg, and Lulu Prat—are about to head out on their first tour as a band; we checked in with Kasparhauser.

Kay Kasparhauser: Yeah, I think we’ve been together about a year and a half. I think the first thing I heard of yours was when Rookie posted your cover of [Misfits’] “Skulls.” I remember reading that you really liked all these heavy bands—paired with the ukulele, that was awesome, and unexpected. How’d you start playing? I’ve been playing the ukulele since I was 17—to be completely honest, I bought it when I was really drunk and forgot about it, and it arrived in the mail one day, and I was like, ‘Well shit, I guess I gotta get really good at this!’ I started playing all the time. It’s so small, and it’s compact and portable.

Were you learning covers or writing your own stuff? I was too scared to write for years! I only started writing three or four years ago. How did you meet Rachel and Lulu? I was doing weird, solo music, and I was opening for Supercute!, Rachel’s old band. I kind of determined that I needed a drummer, because my weird solo stuff was too weird, so I asked Rachel to be my drummer. And after playing together for a while, we decided needed a bass player, so we asked Lulu; she had played bass on tour with Supercute! That’s how we all got together.


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Do you handle most of the songwriting? I do the lyrics and most of the music on the album, and then Lulu’s done some of the music on the album, also. It’s a collaborative process. When’s the album coming out? Probably around end of summer—it’s really summery album. Do you think a lot of that is the natural tone of the ukulele, or the songwriting, too?

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Oh, definitely the ukulele. But it’s also more complex. Being in the studio forces opportunities. There’s way more instruments on it. When we play live, there’s just three of us. On the album, there’s a lot more going on. I play mandolin on a couple, Lulu plays guitar, You seem to have a really definitive style: there’s a lot more vocal harmonies—just like is that going to come through on the album design and artwork? a lot more layers.

(Laughs) Mostly about boys! More of the same. Sometimes I think that I’ll write something…ah, not all are about boys. I would love to not think about boys all the time! I gotta stop!

Yeah; what’s been fun is to work with a bunch of cool artists: we had a residency in the city, and this amazing artist Grace Lane did this poster for us, this artist Heather Benjamin is doing our tour poster. We’re working with all girl artists, just rad female artists.

Does it help writing it out?

What’s their style like, is it bubblegum-y?

Yeah it does. I’m a classic over-sharer. We’ll just be in a cab, or on the train, and I’ll be talking to my bandmates in some silly singsong voice saying something really, really personal and absurd and it’s like, ‘Okay, I just wrote a new song!’

Definitely with Grace and Heather, it’s more dark. They’ve both done a lot of artwork for metal bands. I can’t even tell you how much fun it is for us all to work together. They relish the opportunity to use their skill set for something that’s so out of the ordinary.

That oversharing though, like on “Boys I Dated in High School,” is totally part of the appeal.

There’s something really awesomely subversive about having this super-metal looking art for a pop band with a ukulele.

It’s like that with all of our songs, but specifically that one! To be completely honest, I didn’t change anyone’s name! That’s straightup, actual boys! My best friend from high school and I are still really good friends, and she comes to our shows sometimes; I can’t get through a song without laughing. She knows all of ‘em.

Exactly, and I love that. Like our video for “Boys I Dated in High School”—that was shot by Richard Kern, who’s a famous porn director. But he’s a dear, just an amazing dude. He totally gets The Prettiots. That’s kind of something I totally get off on doing—taking these subversive things and turning them on their head. CS

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One person texted me from an unknown number! I got a text that said, “Sorry I wasn’t nice or cool.” (Laughs) I was like, ‘Oh my God, sorry! Whoever this is, I’m sure you were nice and cool!’ We had a nice

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music | savannah stopover IT’S REALLY hard to not adore Pitchblak Brass Band. With an infectious energy, visual passion for playing, and a spirit-lifting community vibe, their show is an unparalleled live music experience: a super-cool marching band full of classically trained musicians who blow the roof off of every venue in their path. Sousaphone player and MC Chanell Crichlow brought the ten-piece together in 2010 while studying Tuba Performance at Penn State. She hit up high school buddy Max Sholl; they hadn’t talked in years, but Sholl immediately loved the concept. “The idea was always ‘hip-hop brass band,’” he explains. “It took some time to get a style of our own, and I think we’ve really developed our own unique style and sound.” Sholl notes that diversity was always a priority, as well. “When Chanel brought the band together, she had diversity in mind,” he says. “There’s lots of women, people of different races, there’s gay people in the band—we like to bring it all together, and you can find that in our music as well. Diversity is paramount for us: the people in the band, the music we’re playing, the way we

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“We definitely have a family vibe. We love each other, and then next thing you know, we’ll be screaming at each other!” he laughs. “It’s a great thing. We’ve developed such a relationship with each other. People tell me that you can see it on stage.” Beyond performing, Pitchblak valby anna chandler ues hands-on education and community anna@connectsavannah.com outreach. “We’re always trying to give back, especially with music education,” says Sholl. “We present ourselves. We want to be open to hip-hop community. all studied music in college; we had so many everyone.” “We have some featured hip-hop artists educators that were really important to us. Though members come from all walks that we collaborate with,” Sholl says. “We’ll We want to turn that around and give back. of life, they all have one thing in common: do a jam session and bring out some clasWe love doing master classes for elementary impressive musical training. sics that are in line with the featured artists’ schools, even colleges—we were at Penn “With all of us being classically trained style.” State a month ago and did a master class jazz musicians, there’s a lot of musical inspiPitchblak’s currently working on a follow- there for college students.” ration to draw from,” says Sholl. “We love up to 2013’s You See Us; on March 3, they They often incorporate outreach on their to put it all together and present it as a hip- released a new single, “Like Us.” A music tours. hop brass band.” video is in the works. “That’s what we love to do,” Sholl says. “I Sholl says that the songwriting process is Sholl admits that it can be difficult to mean, that’s why we’re here: we had some truly collaborative, with Crichlow, trombone wrangle ten New Yorkers for band practice, important educators get us involved. It player and MC Timothy James Robinson, but he attests that passion keeps everybody shows that you can do anything when you and trumpet player and MC Bryan Walters together. have an instrument in your hand.” bringing in the majority of the material. In “It’s real work,” he says. “We love doing They’re thrilled to head addition to their originals, the band also it, and it’s a lot of fun. We all have the same back to Savannah after likes bringing their own flavor to hip-hop goal in mind: to keep going, playing more their sold-out Jinx perstandards and teaming up with their local shows, getting more of our music out to new formance at last year’s people’s ears.” Stopover. “We are so pumped,” declares Sholl. “We have lots of new music and some of our old favorites. We’re ready to rock!” CS

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This gig features Jason Bible of The Train Wrecks, center with guitar

Princess Caroline Murat @Telfair Academy HAPPY 205th birthday, Fredric Chopin! Telfair Museums and The Savannah Philharmonic have teamed up to celebrate the composer and pianist’s legacy with a one-ofa-kind concert. An incredibly accomplished pianist, First Friday for Folk Music, featuring Jason Bible (The Train Wrecks) and Robert Benton @First Presbyterian Church Princess Caroline Murat is, in addition to FIRST Friday for Folk Music allows families and acoustic music enthusiasts the chance to see two premiere songwriters in a strippeda direct descendent of Napoleon, a former down setting. child prodigy grown into a piano virtuoso. Jason Bible of The Train Wrecks is among this month’s talent. The Train Wrecks have been on the road a considerable amount as of late, By the time she became a Fullbright scholar, promoting their latest record, We Roll On; hearing old and new tunes alike in their distilled form will be a unique experience. she had already taken home a number of Savannah Songwriters Series regulars may have seen Savannah native Robert Benton perform before; he plays the monthly event regumusical prizes. larly. He will be accompanied by Roy Young on mandolin, Bucky Jones on bass, and son Marshall on slap-top cajon. In addition to the concert, the evening Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. also serves as preview of the Telfair’s newest exhibition, Cheers!, celebrating the art of drinking. The festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a welcome reception, followed Moira Nelligan and the Dixie Jigs @Sentient Bean by a 6 p.m. private tour of the exhibition MOIRA Nelligan and the Dixie Jigs showcases with Telfair Museums Director and CEO Georgia-born, Irish-descended Nelligan’s proud roots Lisa Grove. At 7 p.m., Princess Caroline and her ability to fuse traditions and take them into Murat’s recital will begin; she will guide new, exciting territories. Be it Georgia sea island folk the audience through several Chopin selecsongs, gypsy-inflected numbers, or jig-driven tunes with tions, including Nocturne in E-flat Major an Irish bend, the band seems to be the perfect act to Op. 9 No. 2, 4 Ballades, Piano Sonata No. lead us into St. Patrick’s Day. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 35 “Marche funèbre,” The fiddle-wielding Nelligan is a former Savannah Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 31. resident with her roots now planted in Decatur. She Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 p.m. $100 regular ticket, plays alongside son Mickey Nelligan, a talented Irish $150 benefactor ticket (includes premiere seating) guitarist, fiddler, and blues harmonica player (he also plays with his siblings in string band The Stone Moun- Whaleboat, DieAlps!, Sarah Poole tain Wobblers) and mandolinist George Norman. @The Rail Pub Saturday, March 7, 8 p.m. $10 suggested donation.

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My Kingdom Red, Trophy Wives, Broken Glow, The Only, The Anxiety Junkies, jeffxgoldblum, Whiskey Wednesday @Sweet Melissa’s ALL-ages punk/grindcore/metal/popblues/Dixie-punk show at the corner pizza shop. If you’re too young to get into certain Stopover shows, or are looking for something on the heavier side, hit the basement.

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AN unofficial Stopover after-party shrouded in mystery, nothing but weird good can come of this team-up, as we already witnessed with CryFest II. Safe // Sound’s Jae Matthews and Gus Muller may have recently relocated to the land of snow and ice, but their band, Boy Harsher, is playing Stopover, so we get ‘em back in the Hostess City for a little bit. Arts collective and fine zine purveyors Fist City will have zines, patches, and shirts available; they’ll also debut a video collage at the event that’s allegedly not for the faint of heart. There will be two secret performances to cap it off; keep an ear out, as the names will be revealed that night.

GET out and enjoy The Rail’s outdoor space! Savannah three-piece Whaleboat team up with Tampa’s DieAlps!, who land on a wonderfully broad cross-section of indie rock. Hailing from small-town Austria, Cornelia Calcaterra brings classical training, waltzes, and baroque-pop influences to DieAlps! (translated: The Alps!), teaming up with husband Frank. Local songstress Sarah Poole illuminates the bill with her take on indie folk-pop. CS

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36 And the tourist boom Midnight helped precipitate continues to force Savannah to confront its age-old struggles with wealth inequality, racial tension, and self-identity. We interviewed Berendt in advance of his special appearance March 3 at the Jepson Center, about the book, its impact, and any regrets he may have today.

killed his boyfriend.” The first chapter of Midnight was exactly the way my first evening in Savannah happened. I went to see Jim Williams. The only thing is Danny had already been shot. I describe it just as it happened. I remember it as being one of the most gorgeous evenings I’d ever experienced. I wasn’t tape recording, and at the time » On the “three main characters” of wasn’t going to write a book. Of course right Midnight, the core trio: afterwards I wrote about it, furiously into the night. PEOPLE in Savannah were not only When I decided to write a book about it, remarkable, they had a certain unique charm two years later I went back down there. particular to that place. That charm created I thought: How am I gonna tell this story. an atmosphere. Do I tell this the way I’ve told you? Well, Those three people—Jim Williams, Joe that’s the way it happened, but it’s not the Odom, and Lady Chablis—are the main way to tell this story. creators of atmosphere in Midnight. They The best way to tell it is to introduce the created the atmosphere for the town, and for reader to Savannah the same way I was, to be enchanted by it. me when I was there. To seduce people first, as I was. I was fascinated by Jim, by what a brilliant If it were to start with me going to see the and engaging storyteller he was. He was bitter, funny, with that ironic humor so distinc- convicted murderer, you’d just have to stay with the murder the whole book. Instead I tive to Savannah. I saw Joe Odom playing the piano all the wanted the murder to be like, bang, it happens—and you’re shocked by it, the same time. I thought he was fascinating, charming, and so easygoing the way he just floated way people in Savannah were shocked by it. I wanted to recreate the absolute, total around town. Southern charm. I was very shock people there felt. That’s why I did the taken with him. rearranging I did. And later there was a third party, a third by Jim Morekis main character, Lady Chablis, who had her jim@connectsavannah.com own ironic humor. » On the decision to write the book: I in fact introduced Jim Williams to Joe PUBLISHED over 20 years ago, John Odom. I didn’t become friends with Chablis, I WENT back to New York and eventuBerendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil remains as intriguing an enigma as but I did find her remarkable as well. ally decided it was time to write a book. I’d the setting of the book itself. already written magazine articles and colStill labeled “non-fiction” though its nar» On Midnight’s infamous shifts in umns and things like that. rative doesn’t always square with the facts, chronology: Bruce Kelly said, “Why don’t you write the seedy, shabby-chic underbelly it depicted about Savannah? You loved it there.” awakened a worldwide interest in Savannah THE only thing I moved around was my I’d heard Jim got convicted a second time. that can only be described as voyeuristic. appearance on the scene. Clearly Danny I called the jail and explained who I was. Berendt himself came in for a shellacking, Hansford had already been killed when I got They said, “We can’t put you through but he both for the novelization of this true crime to Savannah. Everybody knew that. I wasn’t can call you collect.” story and for his all-too accurate portrait of trying to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes. So he actually called me! And I explained downtown Savannah society and its cliquWhen I sat down to write the story I had I had met him two years before. ish, coquettish way of blending the conserbeen there awhile. Jim was already out of jail He said, “I might be interested in coopervative with the libertine. and acquitted. ating with you. I really want my story out.” But the simple truth is that Berendt was The way it happened was I was going to So I flew down. way ahead of his time. And that might be go down to Savannah with some friends, Jim actually saw very few people in jail. what makes Midnight’s value so enduring. two of whom knew Jim. I’d heard the name He didn’t like to be in such reduced circumLong before gay marriage was on anyone’s “Savannah,” but didn’t know anything about stances. He always wanted to be on his own radar, Midnight’s central plot device —the the place except it had this romantic name. turf, where he could entertain people, and control people. murder of a young gay man by his controlMaybe I’d seen a picture of the squares or ling older lover, in a town with a powerful He was like a lion. He wanted to be in something. They said, let’s go during the LGBT subculture—foreshadowed major charge and on his own territory at all times. best time of year, the spring. societal changes in the ensuing two decades. Then I got a phone call from Bruce Kelly, He was sort of a control freak, really—that’s In the Kafkaesque murder case itself— just how it was with him. a guy from Wrens, Ga., up near Augusta, I rented a carriage house on Jones two Jim Williams was possibly the only Ameriwho knew Jim. He’s actually the guy who can ever tried four times for the same crime designed Strawberry Fields for Yoko Ono, a doors down from Joe Odom. I remember I —especially astute readers might also see a could hear Joe’s piano down the street, the brilliant landscape designer. harbinger of modern America’s transition He said, “We can’t go to Savannah—one sound coming in on the night air. It was just the most magic atmosphere, all of it. of the guys we’re going to meet shot and 36 into a police state. MAR 4-MAR10, 2015

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Jim was released shortly after I got there and out of jail, and the entire time I was working on the book he was available to me and very cooperative. » Savannah’s influence on the story:

THE whole time I was completely taken with Savannah and the absolutely gorgeous town that it is. It was the most remarkable, winsome, beautiful town I’d ever seen in America. And the people had a marvelous charm and an ironic sense of humor that was fresh to me. I was absolutely intent on capturing that charm. I think of my first time in Savannah. It was the third week in March. And you know what happens then—the azaleas bloom. The whole place was a flower bowl. The whole city was in bloom. The smell was delicious. It was magic, like a dream. » Disappointed Savannah upstaged Midnight’s characters?

NOT a bit! Because I agree. The context being Savannah makes the whole story work so much better. I don’t have any disappointment. Savannah really made it work, much better than Altoona, Pennsylvania, would have. Those characters were so enriched by the setting. The city has to get the credit. Savannah comes first. Then the characters, remarkable as they are. » Publicity’s impact on Savannah:

I WAS concerned at a couple of points. Initially, when the book first hit, I was nervous it would change things, and it didn’t for a long time. I went back to Savannah frequently in the early days, speaking to groups and things like that. I noticed things stayed pretty much the same. Of course, with two of the main characters having died—Jim and Joe—it lost a little flavor for me. But Savannah remained Savannah. I noticed back then they kept the tour buses outside of the squares, and they weren’t allowed to park in the squares, had to turn their engines off to so they wouldn’t blast fumed into the streets. They handled it pretty well. And then—I’m not sure how many years into it I noticed something change—I was back in Savannah, at a picnic in one of the squares. A woman came up to me and said, “Mr. Berendt, do you know what’s happened since your book? I’m now the only Savannahian on my street.”


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I said, “You’re kidding.” I never thought that would have happened. It was always Savannahians on the streets, not out-of-towners. It seems like what’s happened is that a lot of people visited Savannah, and then decided to stay and bought houses there. I have to say I’m not entirely thrilled about that. » How much attention is too much

attention?

I HOPE Savannah won’t turn into the kind of tourist spot like New Orleans, or Venice, Italy, which I’ve written about. What happens all over the world these days is that the super rich can afford not just a vacation home, but a vacation home for each season.

They’re not just buying one or two homes anymore, they can afford five or six homes! Where do they buy them? Places like Venice and New York. The Times just wrote about the ultra-rich buying up billions of dollars worth of apartments around Central Park, just to have them to visit occasionally. They don’t live there. In Venice you can ride down the canals at night, and all the palazzos are dark. Those apartments are owned by people who live somewhere else. They come to Venice maybe a couple of times a year for a few weeks. It can really depopulate a city. So these places begin to cater to tourists only. It’s a worldwide phenomenon now. But where do people tend to do this most? In places where tourists also tend to congregate.

» On being a Yankee who has joined the

I wanted to use that for my voice. So I became a Southern writer!

I HAVE actually been referred to as a Southern writer. It’s the highest form of compliment I could receive! What you most want to achieve in writing is a voice of your own. Gore Vidal once said the most important thing a writer can find is their own voice. When writing Midnight I decided the narrative form should in some way be similar to the narrative form in Savannah. That’s a bit strange because I’m from New York! But nonetheless I found it appealing— that sort of rolling, run-on story narrative that gets more bizarre as you go along, with all these entertaining details and shards of things happening.

» About the new Midnight Metabook app:

ranks of great Southern authors:

WHEN I wrote the book I didn’t want any photos. I wanted readers to have the experience of reading a novel, and it’s up to the author to create the pictures in your mind. The sort of traditional murder story with graphic photos I didn’t want. But with the app we sort of have what I didn’t want! (Laughs) We have pictures of all the participants, crime scene photos, audio interviews. What happened between the first publication of the book and today was the digital revolution. Now, reading a book, if you want more information about the subject, you just click and there it is. cs

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Timmy and daughter Christine Tsoi, owners of Spendid Shabu in Pooler. Quail eggs come already boiled and peeled—just add them to the soup for warming up—or order a couple of fresh eggs to drop into your soup. Lamb, beef, chicken and pork are frozen then cut in paper thin pieces which come to you neatly rolled and stacked and ready for quick-cooking. Mini-pork sausage, beef tripe and wonton are also available and tofu or tofu skins for vegetarians. Splendid Shabu is a dedicated hot pot restaurant, so the menu concentrates on a wide variety of delicious additions to the soup, with a small appetizer list. The spring green shrimp-chive dumplings are steamed, then quickly fried on the bottom which leaves them delicately crisp. The grilled babyoctopus, marinated in a house teriyaki, is delicious, with the perfect blend of chewy and tender. Gyoza (steamed, then fried pork dumplings) and edamame are a nod to the Japanese theme. A Chinese family sat near us, and the grandmother kept calling out “Hao chi! Hen hao chi!” (“Delicious!”), indicating her happy approval of the meal. My accompanying friends, both Southern to-the-bone,

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Heather MacRae-Trulson’s (un) Framed, an exhibition of her latest works on paper inspired by the architecture and urban landscape of Savannah. The opening reception will be hosted Friday, March 6th, 6-9pm. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.

Chasing the Horizon — In this exhibit, artist Christina Edwards explores the rich world of color and abstraction in her paintings. She brings each landscape to life by pouring one translucent layer of color onto a surface at a time. Edwards will donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening’s sales to the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire. Reception Mar. 5, 5-8pm. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. Evocations from South and Central America — The Grand Bohemian

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tion features the artists Jordan Sulfur Studios in Starland hosts the group show ‘Gesso & Steel’; Acosta, Chalice Bartsch-Bailley, reception is March 6, 5-8 p.m. as part of First Friday Art March. Anthony Gelfand, Chelsie Liberati, and J. Carlos Valdez. The Wall-to-Wall Live Illustration Battle — During the main themes of this exhibition are portraiture, abstraction, and installation Art March, local artists Johel Rivera and The Maps of Infinitude — Known for his comJake Larsen will use their illustration skills works. Opening reception Mar. 6, 5-8pm. plex, monumental and kaleidoscopic manto battle for two hours. Each artist will be Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. dala paintings, SCAD alumnus Caomin Xie equipped with a white 8ft x 8ft wall, black ponders the magnitude and ethereal beauty markers and 2 hours to draw the most In Living Color Opening Lecture by Jordan D. of the celestial realm. SCAD Museum of Schnitzer — One of America’s most fascinat- mind-melting piece of artwork they can Art, 601 Turner Blvd. come up with on the spot. Additionally, ing and generous art collectors, Jordan D. local musicians will perform. Fri., March Schnitzer, travels to Telfair Museums to ‘CO-OPERATION WOULD BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED’ 6, 7-9 p.m. artrisesavannah.org. Art Rise give an inside look at the works displayed — First U.S. exhibition by Turkish duo Savannah, 2427 Desoto Ave. In Living Color. Jepson Center for the Arts, :mentalKLINIK. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 207 West York St. Turner Blvd. Continuing Exhibits Sacred Feminine — Carole Wilde Jackson The Nature of Being — SCAD alumnus Scott data.tron/data.scan — The SCAD Museum presents a mixed-media exploration of Carter transforms Pinnacle Gallery into of Art presents exhibition by acclaimed goddess, tribe, and the healing power of an immersive sculptural installation using feminine energy. Reception Mar. 6, 6-9pm. Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji the material of its construction — drywall. Ikeda, marking his first exhibition in the March 6-31. The Foundery Coffee Pub, SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. southeastern U.S. SCAD Museum of Art, 1313 Habersham St. 601 Turner Blvd. Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style — Savannah Stopover Band Poster Exhibition — Fri., The SCAD Museum of Art presents “Oscar High School Art Competition — The Savannah March 6, 6-8 p.m. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepde la Renta: His Legendary World of Style.” Art Association presents the first annual son Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. In this show, Talley honors Oscar de la High School Art Competition exhibit. The Renta’s deep bond and relationship with theme “Visual Blues” is in conjunction Us: Cosmic Humanity — One-night exhibition his clients, his closest friends and family. with the ongoing exhibition at the Jepson. showcasing the work of students in the The exhibition is the first to celebrate the Eighteen Savannah-area high schools, both SCAD Winter 2015 Experimental Film and Installation class. March 6, 6-9 p.m. Adler public and private, will participate. Recep- master of elegance and his work since his passing in October 2014. Through May 3. tion Mar. 7, 3-6pm. Jepson Center for the Hall (SCAD), 532 Indian St. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Arts, 207 West York St. Turner Blvd.


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FOCUS

OO We all know that Will Smith has effortless charisma to burn and acting ability to flex, so let’s focus on Margot Robbie, Smith’s co-star in the new film Focus. Robbie made a splash as Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in The Wolf of Wall Street, but given the excesses of that picture, it was hard to completely gauge her talent behind all that glitz. In Focus, she’s still playing a character that’s only half-developed, but here she’s allowed opportunities to demonstrate that she’s in possession of adequate comic chops. Clearly, she’s more than just another pretty face. With Smith and Robbie at the top of the Will Smith and Margot Robbie play con artists in Focus ticket, we’re guaranteed a movie that’s easy on the eyes, even if its inconsistencies render in flirtatious banter against luxurious in activities decided by audience members, backdrops. it occasionally taxing on the brain. This is whether it’s juggling knives, eating pancakes Unfortunately, that dialogue, like most another in the long line of tricky, sleight-ofor being anally violated. Hey, it still sounds of the yakking in this movie, is on the weak better than American Idol. hand yarns in which everyone is deceiving side, with only Gerald McRaney (as a everyone else at all times, but based on the It’s not only the decade of Red Dawn and grouchy bodyguard) accorded a few choice results of 2013’s Now You See Me and this Reaganomics that’s absent from this new cracks. And as film fans know, yarns of this picture, it’s obvious that Hollywood’s huspicture; also MIA is the first film’s topnature live and die by the beautiful turn of tlers have lost their sting since the days of billed star, John Cusack. With Cusack and phrase. Even David Mamet’s Heist, one of Paul Newman. his character Adam Yates out of the way, the lesser entries in this field, knew enough Smith is Nicky, a seasoned con artist the focus falls even more on the other three who agrees to let a novice named Jess (Rob- to stack the deck with quips like, “I’m as principals. Lou (Rob Corddry) and Nick quiet as an ant pissing on cotton.” bie) join his team. For none-too-believable (Craig Robinson) have taken advantage of In Focus, what passes for profane poetry? the knowledge acquired during their timereasons, Nicky eventually parts ways with Jess, only to bump into her again three years “You hittin’ that? You should be hittin’ that.” travel exploits to make themselves filthy later in Buenos Aires. He’s in the Argentin- Clearly, the con is on audience members rich, but Lou’s son Jacob (Clark Duke) expecting more for their money. ian capital to set up a scam at the behest of hasn’t found his direction and remains a race-car owner (Rodrigo Santoro), and unfulfilled. he spots her when…well, let’s not reveal too At a lavish party, Lou, who’s hated by much. almost everyone, gets his pecker shot off, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 There’s one sharply staged sequence leading Nick and Jacob to drag him into the OO involving a series of bets placed on a football hot tub so they can go back in time and preThe 1980s are nowhere to be found in game—BD Wong is memorable as this seg- Hot Tub Time Machine 2, a bummer for vent the incident from occurring. Instead, ment’s linchpin – but the rest of this draggy those who still want their MTV. Instead, they end up 10 years in the future, but film offers nothing but surface sheen, with this sequel to the ever-so-modest hit from because Lou is OK when he should be dead, the supposedly riveting twists taking a back 2010 sprints in the other direction, headthey surmise that the would-be killer must seat – make that a spot in the trunk—to the ing into a future where the number one have come from this future world (like the spectacle of watching two gorgeous people TV program in America is a moronic game Terminator). hungrily eye each other while engaging show wherein the participants must engage So before they figure out how to return to

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their own time, the three men team up with Adam’s grown son Adam Jr. (Adam Scott) and attempt to answer the question, “Who shot Lou’s dick?” The query doesn’t have the same kick as “Who shot J.R.?” but writer Josh Heald at least makes an effort to keep the identity of the assailant a mystery until the end. In other respects, though, this is a thoroughly lazy sequel, and while there are a handful of undeniably funny bits, too much of the material traffics in the same sort of lame gross-out gags and gay-panic jokes that define the modern American comedy. The first Hot Tub flick also was guilty of this brand of humor, but there it was frequently subverted in amusing ways; here, the jokes not only just sit there on the screen like dead slugs, they also stretch themselves out for an eternity, as Heald and director Steve Pink mercilessly run them into the ground. Corddry, Duke and especially Robinson are still amusing to watch, but without Cusack around to anchor the proceedings with his likability and semi-straight man status, the film drifts further and further into strictly puerile waters. Still, it’s nice to see how the filmmakers envision the world in 2025. Personally, I’ll be among those casting a vote for President Neil Patrick Harris.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

O Where to begin in tackling a movie as awful as Fifty Shades of Grey? Let’s be fair and consider that it was hardly a doomed project from the start. The allure of the book (which admittedly I haven’t read) is largely its sexual explicitness, yet that’s nowhere to be found in this eunuch of a film version. Universal had the opportunity to make history by releasing an envelopeshredding, NC-17 multiplex movie but opted to go with an R-rated version penned continues on p. 44

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by Kelly Marcel, whose previous screen credit was—whoa, how’s this for cutting edge?—the Disneyfied flick Saving Mr. Banks. Lead actor Jamie Dornan, who stars as Mr. Grey, refused to go full-frontal for the picture, so there went any fulfillment of the readers’ desire to wallow in Michael Fassbender-level nudity. Of course, being an American film, the female lead, Dakota Johnson, frequently bares all, but the activities required of her and her co-star prove to be distressingly banal, unimaginative and downright boring. This is a vanilla film that likely won’t even satisfy its target vanilla audience, all of whose members will be baffled at the emphasis on risible dialogue over the sex scenes they found so riveting in the print edition. For those unaware of its premise, this finds the powerful businessman Mr. Grey catching the eye and libido of a college student named Anastasia Steele. She wants a romantic relationship, but this horny homey don’t play that. Instead, he’s all about the BDSM, urging her to sign a contract that states she will become the “submissive” to his “dominant” and must obey his every whim, particularly when it comes to sexual matters. And thus the template is set for the excruciatingly repetitive dialogue that dominates the proceedings. “Be my sex slave.” “Why can’t we go on dates?” “I don’t operate that way.” “Well, OK.” “Be my sex slave.” “Why can’t we go on dates?” Blather, wince, repeat. It’s obvious that no one involved with this project—and that includes the primary culprit, E.L. James herself—has much insight into how the BDSM community actually operates in the real world, which explains why the source material was a lightning rod of controversy among lifestyle practitioners. The film will doubtless follow suit, since it tends to sometimes confuse “lifestyle choices” with “abusive relationship.” Personally, I expect most viewers would rather see the filmmakers take this franchise in a different direction. How about Fifty Shades of The Grey, with the two vapid protagonists forced to contend with Liam Neeson and a pack of ravenous wolves? Or Fifty Shades of Grey’s Anatomy, with McDreamy demonstrating the kinky side benefits of a stethoscope and a thermometer? Surely any other plotline trumps the one being used for what will doubtless go down as history’s first trilogy of snuff films, a franchise certain to kill not only careers but also strangle the basic desire of moviemakers and moviegoers to entertain and be entertained.

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STILL ALICE

OOO An absolutely devastating disease, Alzheimer’s has been at the center of three films for which the top-billed star handily nabbed an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Judi Dench (Iris) and Julie Christie (Away from Her) lost their bids, but here’s banking on Julianne Moore to take the prize for the new drama Still Alice. Moore’s would be a worthy victory, and not just for the side benefit of garnering more attention for a disease that’s traditionally kicked to the sidelines when it comes to discussions and donations. No, Moore deserves the gold statue for the simple reason that she delivered the best performance by an actress in a leading role throughout the duration of 2014. Only Wild’s Reese Witherspoon and Two Days, One Night’s Marion Cotillard came close. And while Still Alice may not be as excellent as Two Days and especially Wild, it’s still more than a generic Lifetime movie as its detractors would lead everyone to believe. Working from the novel by Lisa Genova, writer-directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland have made a film that not only addresses the issues confronting the Alzheimer’s victim—in this case, a notable linguistics professor suffering from early onset of the disease—but also those of the loved ones surrounding and supporting her. As Alice’s husband and one of their grown children, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart particularly make palpable the fears and frustrations felt by overwhelmed individuals unexpectedly cast in the roles of caretakers. Still, for all the worthwhile contributions on both sides of the camera, it’s the towering performance by Moore that clearly deserves the vast majority of the ink. It was no less heartbreaking watching the women played by Dench and Christie slowly losing control of their minds, but by making Alice a person whose entire career has been devoted to the study of language, of words, of dialogue, there’s an added level of tragedy being brought into play. Here’s an individual who lives for language, and she can no longer enjoy the pleasures it provides or the career it sustains. Alice’s beautiful mind has betrayed her, and Moore makes us feel that mental collapse even as her character plummets further down a rabbit hole ravaged by disease and despair.

JUPITER ASCENDING

OO Jupiter Ascending’s heroine is Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a Russian immigrant who discovers she possesses the same DNA as an otherworldly (and deceased) queen and thus engages in a power struggle with the royal’s three bratty children (Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth and Tuppence Middleton) for control of our planet. Helping Jupiter out is a wolfman named Caine Wise (Channing Tatum), who lost his wings, but hopes to gain them back at the moment that George Bailey’s daughter Zuzu rings a bell in Bedford Falls. Or something. There’s actually a seed of a good idea buried in Jupiter Ascending, particularly in its themes relating to class struggles, the weight of historical bloodlines, and the notion of Earth as a gambling chip (all also pondered in the Wachowskis’ woefully underrated Cloud Atlas). But the entire project suffers from a severe case of overkill, with the Wachowskis offering too much arid exposition and too many artless explosions. The performances are all on the subtle side, with the notable exception of, yes, Eddie Redmayne. His turn as Balem Abrasax is risible, and it’s impossible to stifle giggles whenever he speaks, whether in hushed tones or loud declarations. His performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything is rightly admired, but in this misfire, he seems only capable of providing a brief history of ham.

AMERICAN SNIPER

OOP American Sniper turns out to be one of the better Clint Eastwood releases of recent vintage, relating the story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a U.S. Navy Seal shooter famous (infamous?) for recording more kills than anyone else in American military history. Unfortunately, American Sniper adds nothing new to the conversation of gun violence and hero worship. While Eastwood and scripter Jason Hall take some care in muddying the morality at play, they still err on the side of sainthood in painting their portrait of Chris Kyle, a man whose more tasteless actions and comments have been white scrubbed from this biopic. American Sniper features a solid turn by Cooper and a few sequences that pack a visceral kick, but a little more complexity would have allowed the picture to score a more direct hit. cs


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Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition, Inc. District 6 Meeting

CGIC is seeking businesses, organizations or other community stakeholders to serve as champions to advocate, provide support and increase awareness, and concerned and engaged residents to provide feedback. Neighborhood meetings have already been scheduled for the following Chatham County voting districts and residents in these areas are invited and encouraged to attend. Fri., March 6, 5:30-7 p.m. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition, Inc. District 7 Meeting

CGIC is seeking businesses, organizations or other community stakeholders to serve as champions to advocate, provide support and increase awareness, and concerned and engaged residents to provide feedback. Neighborhood meetings have already been scheduled for the following Chatham County voting districts and residents in these areas are invited and encouraged to attend. Mon., March 9, 5:30-7 p.m. Pooler Library, 216 South Rogers Street. Drinking Liberally

An informal, left-leaning gathering to discuss politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, etc. Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. Free first Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.. (912) 341-7427. livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/GA/ savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. Monday Means Community

Savannah is at a crossroads, with one foot planted in the past and another reaching towards the future. What will Savannah’s future look like? The Port City Cultural Alliance asks and answers these questions in this collaborative event series. Free second Monday of every month, 7 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook.com/groups/SAVlibertarians. Savannah Tea Party

5pm social time. 5:30pm meeting begins. 6pm speaker. Reservations not necessary. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. Mondays, 5:30 p.m.. 912-598-7358. savannahteaparty. com. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Veterans for Peace

Local chapter 170 of VFP, a national organization of military veterans of all eras

waging peace and exposing the costs of war. Meets every first Thursday at 7:30pm. ongoing. 303-550-1158. St. Frances Cabrini Church, 11500 Middleground Road. Victorian Neighborhood Association Meetings

Open to all residents, property owners and businesses located between Anderson and Gwinnett, M.L.King,Jr. Blvd to East Broad Street. Free second Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-233-0352. alpost135. com/. American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Young Democrats

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

Call for Applications for Boards, Commissions and Authorities

The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications beginning Wednesday, February 25, 2015 for appointment(s) and reappointment(s) to the Boards, Commissions and Authorities listed below. Applications can be found on the City’s website: www.savannahga.gov/ boards. Applications must be received by noon, Friday, March 20. Upon completion of the appointment process by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, all applicants and appointees will be notified. Visit savannahga.gov/boards for a full list of current openings. Through March 20. 912-651-6441. clerkofcouncil@savannahga. gov. Online only, none. Call for Applications for Minor Home Repair Program

The City of Savannah’s Housing Department is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Minor Home Repair program. This program provides home repairs through grants or loans to residents who meet specific income guidelines. Applicants must be live in the city limits and occupy their house to be eligible for the program. Applications will be accepted until April 30. The repairs and home improvements are mostly done by one of several volunteer organizations that provide training to challenged youth. Repairs may range from painting to installing a new roof, depending upon the condition of the house and the skill level of the volunteers. Through April 30. savannahga. gov/homerepair. Online only, none.

Call for Art Instructors

The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting resumes for visual arts, puppetry, and age appropriate video and animation instructors for the 2015 Summer Art Camp, taking place June 1 through July 31 at 9 West Henry St. Children ages 5 to 12 can participate in the week-long camp which provides an introduction to painting, ceramics, jewelry, fibers, mixed media, puppetry, video and animation in age-appropriate group settings. Instructors at the full day art camp work with children ages 5-8, and/or 9-12 and teen interns ages 13-18. The hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Each week, Monday through Thursday, instructors will teach five classes a day, one hour per group, with a maximum of 10 children per group. On Friday, instructors will meet with each group in the morning for 30 minutes. Instructors may plan multiple projects per week. Qualified instructors must submit to a background check. This is a contracted weekly position. Through June 1. 912-6516783. chefner@savannahga.gov. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Artists

The Sentient Bean seeks experienced artists for one-month-long exhibitions of his/ her work. Artists must have a website with current images representing a sample of the work to be shown in order to be considered. Apply to sentientbooking@gmail. com, subject line “art show.” See website for info. Fridays.. sentientbean.com/ booking#visualarts. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Call For Entries: Maritime Arts Festival

On May 9, 2015, Ships of the Sea will hold its first “Maritime Arts Festival.” The event is a one day outdoor exhibition of maritime related arts, crafts, and antiques. The Museum invites artists, model ship builders, and antique dealers to submit images of their maritime/nautical related paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, prints, mixed-media, woodworking, and collectable pieces for consideration. Through April 16. shipsofthesea.org/#!arts-festival/ c7b. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Call for Grant Applications for the Savannah Friends of Music

The Savannah Friends of Music organization announces that grant applications are now being accepted until Wednesday, April Call for Applications to the Society of Women 15. These grants are meant to help fund Engineers Scholarship programs that fulfill their mission, which Society of Women Engineers Savannah is to support, sponsor and promote music Coastal Empire will be awarding a $1000 programs and musical education in the scholarship for the upcoming 2015-16 greater Savannah area. Eligible programs school year. The student must meet the can be either a one-time event or an ongofollowing requirements to apply: female ing series. Applications must be completed enrolled in her senior year of high school; and submitted by Wednesday, April 15. Reintends to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an cipients will be named shortly thereafter. ABET accredited university in engineering, Through April 15. savannahfriendsofmusic. computing, or engineering technology; and com. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Call for Proposals for 2015 Weave-a-Dream be a resident of Bryan, Chatham, EffingThe City of Savannah’s Weave-a-Dream ham, Liberty, Long or McIntosh counties. Panel has issued a call for proposals for its Through April 3. swesce.org. Downtown 2015 cultural and arts projects initiative. Savannah, downtown.

Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs are to be completed prior to October 1, 2015. Project funding is available up to $2,000 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage projects or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. The Weave-A-Dream committee seeks proposals that actively involve youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah. Programs engaging participates ranging from 6 -11 graders with disciplines of production, animation, photography desktop publishing, CAD, metalworking and carpentry are of particular interest to Weave-A-Dream. While other programs such as performing, visual, media, theater, folk, design (architecture), or literary arts are also encouraged to apply. To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits. Proposed programs must also be produced within the City’s corporate limits. No individual artist applications will be accepted. Through Aug. 2. 912-651-5988 ext. 8969. rbrown02@savannahga.gov. savannahga. gov/arts. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Speakers for Geekend 2015

The theme of Creative Coast’s Geekend 2015 is Growth. All entrepreneurs, developers, marketers, social media mavericks, technology enthusiasts, designers and other creatives are encouraged to apply to speak now. Geekend is looking for compelling cutting-edge content that is actionable and touches upon any one or several of the following topics: Design, Development, Mobile, Social Media, Marketing, Growth Hacking, Access to Capital, Sales, Management. The festival will take place October 15-17. Through Oct. 15. 912-4478457. geek-end.com/speakers/apply. thecreativecoast.org. Creative Coast, 415 W. Boundary St. City of Savannah TV Show Seeks Entries

The City of Savannah’s TV station, SGTV, seeks profiles, documentaries, animations, original music videos, histories or other original works by or about the citizens of Savannah to run on “Engage,” a television show produced by the city. No compensation. SGTV offers an opportunity to expose local works to over 55,000 households in Chatham County. Submit proposals via website. Saturdays.. savannahga.gov/engagesgtv. Gallery Seeks Local Artists

Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street, seeks 2-D and 3-D artists to join its cooperative gallery. Must be a full-time resident of Savannah or nearby area. Work to be considered includes painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, glass, ceramics and wood. Submit 5-10 images of work, resume/CV and bio to info@kobogallery. com. Mondays. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,.

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Homeschool Music Classes

Music classes for homeschool students ages 8-18 and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. CoastalEmpireMusic.com. Oatland Island Seeks Memories and Recollections for 40th Anniversary

Oatland Island Education Center is looking for memories of Oatland Island in honor of their 40th anniversary. People who were part of the Youth Conservation Corp that helped to build Oatland Island Education Center in the 1970’s. Great memories from field trips. Special family memories of Oatland Island. Send your photos and stories to memories@oatland40th.org. Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. Classes, Camps & Workshops

Argentine Tango Beyond Basics Group Class

A class for advanced beginners in Argentine Tango. Prerequisite: knowledge of Basic elements of Argentine Tango. No partner required. This is a 4 week course that will progress each week. $35 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.. 912.312.3549. salondebaile. dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Art Classes at The Studio School

Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. See website, send email or call for details. 912-4846415. melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching

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

The Rape Crisis Center hosts the second Bar Bystander training, designed to help employees of alcohol-serving businesses identify signs of risky customer interactions involving large amounts of alcohol. Employees will also be trained to incorporate means of reducing or eliminating dangerous situations through appropriate modes of intervention. Register ahead of time. Free Mon., March 9, 10 a.m. 912-2333000. barfoodsavannah.com. bar.food, 4523 Habersham St. Beading Classes

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

Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-920-6659. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 407 East Montgomery Xrds. Beginning Belly Dance Classes MAR 4-MAR10, 2015

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

Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other 46 disciplines for children and adults. All skill

levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com.

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Post 876

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Post 876, is taking applications from young men and women (ages 14-20) interested in law enforcement careers. Explorers experience mentoring, motivation, and learn skills which help prepare them for their roles as productive citizens. See Chatham County Sheriff’s web page, click “Community/Explorers Post 876 or call. Wednesdays.. 912-651-3743. chathamsheriff.org. Chinese Language Classes

The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912358-3160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate.edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate. edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. 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. Boating Classes

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

A yoga class for children age 4 and up, to build skill, confidence, strength, and abilities of the body, mind, and heart. $15 per class or $50 for 6 sessions (to be used within 2 months) Wednesdays, 4-4:45 p.m.. 912-544-6387. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Country Dance Workshop

Like Country music? Want to learn how to dance to it? Newell DeFreest, Country Two Step Champion, will be teaching all three workshops: two-step, night club two-step, and country swing. You can purchase these workshops online. Each workshop is $25 a la carte or you can get all three for $60. Admission will be $65 at the door for all three or $30 for each workshop. Join us at night to put those dance moves into action at Saddle Bags downtown at 9pm. $25 per class or $60 for all three! Sat., March 7, 1-4 p.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com/ Sign-up-for-our-classes.html. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912443-0410. Krav Maga / Tactical Self Defense:

Dynamic Defensive Tactics combines the

Israeli self defense techniques of Krav Maga with tactical fighting concepts. This is NOT a martial art but a no nonsense approach to self defense. With over 37 years of experience, Roger D’Onofrio will teach you solutions, which are aggressive, simple and effective, to the violent situations of today. Note: these are private sessions for adults only. ongoing. 912-308-7109. ddt_910@yahoo.com.

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

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRMSCP™). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession. $965 SHRM member / $1040 non-SHRM member Through May 11, 6-9 p.m. 912-478-1763. proftrainingmgmt@georgiasouthern. edu. academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/ programs/professionaldevelopment/shrmcert/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

Group & individual life coaching with a Certified Life Coach. Plan for a career change, new lifestyle, or an opportunity to pursue creative or business projects. Stepby-step guidance to fulfill aspirations. In person or telephone sessions. Thursdays.. 912-596-1952. info@roiseandassociates. com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

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English as Second Language Classes

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

The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

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

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

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

Learn to Sew

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

Math Prep for the SAT - Prepare for the March Exam

This course gives students the necessary practice, thinking strategies and skills development needed for maximizing scores on the math portion of the SAT. $160 per person; $135 for groups of 3 or more Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.. 912-644-5967. jfogarty@georgiasouthern.edu. academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/ personaldevelopment/satprepsavannah/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Microsoft Office - PowerPoint

Learn all that PowerPoint has to offer, including its latest features. Utilize “Poll Everywhere” and Twitter to insert live polls into your presentation. T/R class $95 Tue., March 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 912-644-5967. proftrainingtech@georgiasouthern.edu. academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/personaldevelopment/microsoft/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Mommy & Me Relaxation Class

Teaches techniques to face the physical, mental, and emotional changes of a new mother’s body, mind and heart with poise and grace. a variety of relaxation techniques for mother and child. For expecting and new moms as well as those with small children (4 and under). $15/class or 6 classes for $50 (to be used within 2 months) Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.. 912-544-6387. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Music Instruction

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

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

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private instruction for all ages in guitar, ddrums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, flute, woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. ongoing. 912-6928055. smisavannah@gmail.com. New Horizons Adult Band Program

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

A weekly Friday gathering of new moms and their babies. Practice baby & mom yoga, do a planned activity. Dream boards, affirmation writing, personalized aromatherapy and other projects. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-704-7650. ann@douladeliveries.com. douladeliveries.com. erigosavannah.com. 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. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. Odd Lot Intro to Improv Class

Odd Lot presents Introduction to Improvisation. The session consists of 6 weekly classes and ends with an optional performance on March 13. $150 for full session, or $35 per class to drop in. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.. 912-484-2306. justin@oddlot.org. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. OSHA 7205: Health Hazard Awareness

The goal of this course is to assist participants with recognizing potential health hazards in the workplace, and avoiding, minimizing, controlling or eliminating them whenever possible. This course will provide information on the types of health hazards and discuss ways to recognize, evaluate and control them in the workplace. This course is set up as a facilitated, interactive training session. Participants are given small “chunks” of information, and then are able to test their understanding of the subject matter via participant activities. There will be group activities. The course is designed to promote an active learning environment. Free; registration required Thu., March 5. https:// pe.gatech.edu/courses/osha-7205-healthhazard-awareness-free-seminar. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. OSHA 7485: OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

Simplify the recordkeeping system for your employer using OSHA’s new recordkeeping rule, 29 CFR 1904, designed to improve employee involvement and protect the privacy of an injured or ill worker. $160 Wed., March 4. https://pe.gatech.edu/ courses/osha-7845-osha-recordkeepingrule-course. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. OSHA 7510: Introduction to OSHA for Small Businesses

This course provides an introduction to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for owners and managers of small businesses. The goal

of the course is to help participants gain an understanding of OSHA operations and procedures and learn how they can work with OSHA to prevent or reduce injuries and illnesses in their workplaces. Included in the course is information on the background of OSHA, standards, the inspection process, implementing a safety and health program, and assistance available to small businesses. Free; registration required Wed., March 4. https://pe.gatech.edu/ courses/osha-7510-introduction-osha-forsmall-businesses-free-seminar. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Outdoor Skills Lecture Series

The Outdoor Skills Lecture Series (OSLS) will delve deep into the techniques, skills, and knowledge of what it takes to be prepared and survive in the wilderness. OSLS 101 - GETTING OUT – February 17th OSLS 201 - GETTING FIT – February 24th OSLS 301 - GETTING DIRTY – March 3rd OSLS 401 - GETTING SMART – March 10th Refreshments will be served at each lecture. Interpretive Center. $5.00 per lecture + $5.00 Parking Fee Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. 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 Lessons

Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. 912-312-3977. ongoing. georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St.

term paper writing, and English as a Second Language. Fun methods for children to help them learn quickly. 912-660-7399. cordraywriter@gmail.com. Russian Language Classes

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

Open to published or unpublished writers. Beginners are welcome. Savannah Authors Autonomous encourages first-class prose writing, fiction or non-faction, using discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, and examples. The group was founded by Christopher Scott (912) 398-1727 and Alice Vantrease (912) 308-3208. Visit us at savannahauthors.org. We meet every second AND FOURTH Tuesday of the month. Free second Tuesday of every month. (912) 3083208. savannahauthors.org. Sewing Classes

For beginners or advanced sewers. Industry standard sewing courses designed to meet standards in the garment industry. Open schedule. Savannah Sewing Academy. 1917 Bull St. Sundays.. 912-290-0072. savsew.com. Singing Classes

Bel Canto is a singing style which helps the voice become flexible and expressive, improves vocal range and breathing capacity. A foundation for opera, rock, pop, gospel and musical theatre. $25 Mondays, 6 p.m.. 786-247-9923. anitraoperadiva@yahoo. com. Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 West State Street, 3rd and 4th flrs.,. Spanish Classes

Polish Language Classes

Spanish courses for professionals offered by Conquistador Spanish Language Institute, LLC. 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. Tuesdays.. conquistador-spanish.com.

Project Management - Real World Applications

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

Piano Voice-Coaching

Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. The lessons are for beginners and open to anyone interested in learning the Polish language. Taught by Andrew Boguszewski. Reservations required. $25 Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.. 912-401-5861. St James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave.

Discover a documented step-by-step guideline for managing projects. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of strategic and real world scenarios. $1300 Tue., March 10, 6-9 p.m. 912-644-5967. professionaltraining@georgiasouthern.edu. academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/ professionaldevelopment/projectmanagement/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Quilting Classes

Quilting classes for beginners and advanced stitchers. See the website, call, or come by the shop. varies first Saturday of every month.. 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,

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Vocal Lessons

A group of voice instructors who believe in the power of a nurturing community to help voice students blossom into vibrant artists. Each instructor holds a Masters of Music in Voice Performance. Group classes held once a month, plus an annual recital. Varies Wednesdays.. 912-656-0760. TheVoiceCoOp.org. The Voice Co-op, Downtown. Voice Lessons - Technique and Coaching

Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing, accepting, and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-484-0628. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

Clubs & Organizations

13th Colony Sound Barbershop Chorus

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

Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.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 nonplayer character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@ gmail.com. avegost.com. Buccaneer Region SCCA

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

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Drop N Circle Craft Night

Sponsored by The Frayed Knot and Perlina. Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm. 6 W. State Street. A working gathering of knitters, crocheters, beaders, spinners, felters, needle pointers, etc. All levels of experience welcome. Tuesdays.. 912-233-1240. Exchange Club of Savannah - Weekly Lunch

Meets every Monday (except on the fifth Monday of the month), 12pm-1pm. Weekly speaker, and honor a student of the month and year, police officer and fireman of the year. Charities: Jenkins Boys & Girls Club; Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Guest are welcome Mondays, 12-1 p.m.. 912-441-6559. Savannahexchange.org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs

A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Freedom Network

An international, leaderless network of individuals seeking more freedom in an unfree world. Meetings twice monthly, Thursdays, 8:30pm. Topics and meeting locations vary. No politics, no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. Every other Thursday.. onebornfree@yahoo.com.

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Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education, and fellowship.Member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. geecheesailingclub.org. liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Historic Flight Savannah

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah.org. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA

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

A Mothers of Preschoolers group that meets two Wednesdays a month, 9:15am11:30am. Wednesdays.. 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. ongoing. 912-3086768.

Knittin’ Night

Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-2380514. wildfibresavannah.com/. Wild Fibre, 409 East Liberty St. Low Country Turners

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

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. 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. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future

RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912-344-5127. New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St. Safe Kids Savannah

A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org.

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-4470943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St.

Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

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

A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912748-7020. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Fencing Club

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

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

Monthly meetings open to the public the

4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub.org. barnesrestaurant.com. Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. Savannah Newcomers Club

Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events to help learn about Savannah and make new friends. ongoing. savannahnewcomersclub.com. Savannah Parrot Head Club

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

Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join Savannah Sacred Harp Singers. All are welcome to participate or listen to one of America’s most revered musical traditions. Call or email. Sat., March 7, 1-4 p.m. 912-655-0994. savannahsacredharp.com. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 30 Diamond Causeway. Society for Creative Anachronism

Meets every Saturday at the south end of Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. For people interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Free Saturdays, 11 a.m.. savannahsca.org. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Savannah Story Games

A group that plays games that tell improvised stories. Create an amazing story in just three hours, using group games with special rules that craft characters, settings, and conflicts. Sundays at 6pm. free Saturdays, 6 p.m.. info@savannahstorygames.com. savannahstorygames. com. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. Savannah Toastmasters

302 West Victory Drive sav.smokecartel.com

Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-4846710. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Veggies and Vegans

Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. Savannah Writers Group

A gathering of writers of all levels for networking, hearing published guest authors, and critique. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00pm, Atlanta Bread Company, Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn. Free and open to the public. second Tuesday of every month.. savannahwritersgroup.blogspot.com. MAR 4-MAR10, 2015

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13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing)

“If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-3449768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. Concert: Greg Zelek

Organist Gregory C. Zelek is the First Prize winner in both the 2012 Rodgers North American Classical Organ Competition and the 2012 West Chester University Organ Competition. His exciting program will include works of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Liszt, Lecuona and more. Free Fri., March 6, 7-8:15 p.m. 912-507-3584. rmyers@chapel-music.com. chapel-music. com. messiahsk.com. Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Road (The Landings). PICKConcert: Little Big Town Grammy award-winning county group Little Big Town comes to Savannah on their The Pain Killer tour. $29.50-$250 Thu., March 5, 7:30 p.m. bit.ly/1zpPxM4. savannahcivic.com. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Concert: Michael Kaeshammer

Michael Kaeshammer has been called Canada’s triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability, and charisma. This potent combination has earned the Toronto-based artist international critical acclaim and a loyal and growing fan base. $20 Fri., March 6, 8 p.m. marstheatre.com. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. Concert: Savannah Winds

The Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, performs in concert. Free to Armstrong students with valid Pirate Card. $14 Tue., March 10, 7:30 p.m. finearts.armstrong. edu. Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. First Friday for Folk Music

Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. $5 donation. March performers: Jason Bible and Robert Benton. first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 912-898-1876. savannahfolk.org. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Recital: Justin Addington

Part of Pipe Organ Week. Mon., March 9, noon. stpeterssavannah.org. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road. Recital: Kaitlyn Purcell, piano, and Erika Andres, flute

Students Kaitlyn Purcell and Erika Andres perform a joint student recital. Fri., March 6, 2:30 p.m. finearts.armstrong.edu. Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. Recital: Rebecca McClain

Part of Pipe Organ Week. Tue., March 10, noon. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 W 31st St. Recital: Timothy Hall

Part of Pipe Organ Week. Sun., March 8, 3 p.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1707 Bull St. Savannah Stopover: 100 Watt Horse

Fri., March 6, 5 p.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Jinx, 127 West Congress St.

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Sat., March 7, 5 p.m. wildwingcafe.com/ savannah.html. Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard St. Savannah Stopover: Alanna Royale

Thu., March 5, 11 p.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Jinx, 127 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: All Them Witches

Sat., March 7, 12:30 a.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Jinx, 127 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: A.M. Rodriguez

Sat., March 7, 2 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St.

Savannah Stopover: Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass

Fri., March 6, 6:30 p.m. moonriverbrewing. com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Stopover: ASTR

Fri., March 6, 12:30 a.m. Club One, 1 Jefferson St. Savannah Stopover: Avers

Thu., March 5, 11 p.m. wildwingcafe. com/savannah.html. Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard St. Savannah Stopover: Axxa/Abraxas

Sat., March 7, 10 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St. Savannah Stopover: Baby Bee

Sat., March 7, 9:30 p.m. congressstreetsocialclub.com/. Congress Street Social Club, 411 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Beach Day

Sat., March 7, midnight. Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St. Savannah Stopover: Bedroom

Sat., March 7, 3 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah Stopover: Beneath Trees

Thu., March 5, 9 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St. Savannah Stopover: Black Water Choir

Sat., March 7, 2 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah Stopover: Blackrune

Sat., March 7, 6 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah Stopover: Blank Range

Fri., March 6, 10 p.m. congressstreetsocialclub.com/. Congress Street Social Club, 411 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: BLKKATHY

Fri., March 6, 10 p.m. Club One, 1 Jefferson St. Savannah Stopover: Bombadil

Fri., March 6, 9 p.m. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Stopover: Bond St. District

Thu., March 5, 10 p.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Jinx, 127 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Born Cages

Sat., March 7, 11 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah Stopover: Boy Harsher

Sat., March 7, 10 p.m. Club One, 1 Jefferson St. Savannah Stopover: Buxton

Sat., March 7, 10:30 p.m. congressstreetsocialclub.com/. Congress Street Social Club, 411 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Caleb Caudle

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1 Salon cut? 5 More crafty 11 “Batman” fight scene word 14 1995 role for Kenneth Branagh 15 Jumpsuit hue 16 Chapter of history 17 House funding? 19 “Excitebike” gaming platform 20 Put some muscle into cleaning 21 No-wheel-drive vehicle 22 It may be used in a pinch 23 Occupation with its own category of jokes 25 Disloyal 26 Smoothie ingredient, often 29 On the agenda 30 Winter exclamation 31 Barely make it 35 Compete like Ted Ligety 36 “Her” star Joaquin 37 Meadow murmur 40 Stuffed animal of the ‘80s 42 Dix or Knox 43 First game 45 “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” author Sherman 47 Like pickle juice 48 Moved like a crowd, with “about” 51 “___ of Anarchy”

52 Strip in the news 53 Anthony Edwards, in “Top Gun” 57 Pet Shop Boys song “West ___ Girls” 58 Cause of subzero temperatures in the US in 2014 60 Fr. holy title 61 Cheese in some bagels 62 “Take ___ from me...” 63 “Red” or “White” team 64 Bond’s martini preference 65 Just meh

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1 Doesn’t throw back 2 Traffic cop? 3 “Frankenstein” assistant 4 Well-liked 5 “___ blimey!” 6 Quirkily creative 7 “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” singer Crystal 8 Latin for “between” 9 Posh exclamation 10 Harrison of “My Fair Lady” 11 The sin bin 12 “Otherwise, I might do something you’ll regret!” 13 Trashed 18 “Electronics, Cars, Fashion, Collectibles, Coupons and More” website

22 Swedish car brand founded in 1945 24 Laundromat fixture 25 Show off “these bad boys” 26 “Frontline” network 27 Early boat 28 Economist’s average 29 Quarterback’s pass, hopefully 32 Corn-centric zone? 33 “Riddle-me-___” (line in a children’s rhyme) 34 Gasteyer of “Suburgatory” 36 The hunted 38 Onassis’ nickname 39 Took in take-out, e.g. 41 Curry and Wilson 42 Hipsters’ hats 43 Get way too into, with “over” 44 Now if not sooner 46 Block you don’t want to step on in bare feet 48 Radiance, to the Secret Service 49 “The Compleat Angler” author Walton 50 Onion rings option 52 “Heavens!” 54 “The Simpsons” character always shown wearing a walkman 55 Six of Juan? 56 Former Montreal baseball player 58 Faux ___ 59 Actor Max ___ Sydow

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Savannah Stopover: Capsula

Fri., March 6, 11:30 p.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Jinx, 127 West Congress St.

Savannah Stopover: Christopher Paul Stelling

Fri., March 6, 11 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St.

Savannah Stopover: Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree

Fri., March 6, 7 p.m. trinitychurch1848.org/. Fri., March 6, 6:30 p.m. Ampersand, 36 Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West MLK. Savannah Stopover: Hare and The Hounds President St. Savannah Stopover: Clear Plastic Masks Sat., March 7, 3 p.m. congressstreetsocialThu., March 5, 10:30 p.m. congressstreetclub.com/. Congress Street Social Club, socialclub.com/. Congress Street Social 411 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Heavenly Beat Club, 411 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Cobalt Cranes Sat., March 7, 11 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 WhitaThu., March 5, 11 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 Whita- ker St. Savannah Stopover: Heavy Boots ker St. Savannah Stopover: COEDS Sat., March 7, 3 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Fri., March 6, 5 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 WhitaJr. Blvd. Savannah Stopover: Hiss Golden Messenger ker St. Savannah Stopover: Computer Magic Thu., March 5, 11 p.m. trinitychurch1848. Sun., March 8, midnight. Club One, 1 Jeforg/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 ferson St. West President St. Savannah Stopover: Corners

Thu., March 5, 10 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St. Savannah Stopover: Crazy Bag Lady

Thu., March 5, 11:30 p.m. congressstreetsocialclub.com/. Congress Street Social Club, 411 West Congress St.

Savannah Stopover: CUSSES

Sat., March 7, 5 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Fri., March 6, 10:30 p.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Jinx, 127 West Congress St. Sat., March 7, 11 p.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Jinx, 127 West Congress St.

Savannah Stopover: Damon and the Shitkickers

Sat., March 7, 5 p.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Jinx, 127 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Diarrhea Planet

Sun., March 8, midnight. thejinxsav.com/. The Jinx, 127 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Dreamers

Sat., March 7, 11 p.m. wildwingcafe.com/ savannah.html. Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard St. Savannah Stopover: ELEL

Fri., March 6, midnight. wildwingcafe. com/savannah.html. Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard St. Savannah Stopover: Emilyn Brodsky

Fri., March 6, 6 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St. Savannah Stopover: Family and Friends

Fri., March 6, 7:30 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK. Savannah Stopover: Fat Tony

Sat., March 7, 10 p.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Jinx, 127 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Fire Mountain

Fri., March 6, 5:30 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK. Savannah Stopover: Fly Golden Eagle

Sat., March 7, midnight. congressstreetsocialclub.com/. Congress Street Social Club, 411 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Fort Lean

Fri., March 6, 10:30 p.m. wildwingcafe. com/savannah.html. Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard St. Savannah Stopover: French Horn Rebellion

Sun., March 8, midnight. Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St. MAR 4-MAR10, 2015

Savannah Stopover: Gap Dream

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Savannah Stopover: Horse Thief

Fri., March 6, midnight. Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St. Savannah Stopover: Generationals

Sat., March 7, midnight. Club One, 1 Jefferson St.

Thu., March 5, 9:30 p.m. congressstreetsocialclub.com/. Congress Street Social Club, 411 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Parlour Tricks

Sat., March 7, 8 p.m. trinitychurch1848. org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Stopover: Paving Gravy

Thu., March 5, 9 p.m. trinitychurch1848. org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Stopover: Penicillin Baby

Fri., March 6, 9 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah Stopover: PitchBlak Brass Band

Fri., March 6, midnight. thejinxsav.com/. The Jinx, 127 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Reptar

Sat., March 7, 12:30 a.m. wildwingcafe. com/savannah.html. Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard St. Savannah Stopover: Reputante

Savannah Stopover: Host

Sat., March 7, 11 p.m. Club One, 1 Jefferson St.

Savannah Stopover: Music Band

Savannah Stopover: Sunglow

Savannah Stopover: Terror Pigeon!

Sat., March 7, 10 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah Stopover: The Kickback

Sat., March 7, 10 p.m. wildwingcafe.com/ savannah.html. Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard St. Savannah Stopover: The Prettiots

Fri., March 6, 7 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St. Savannah Stopover: this mountain

Fri., March 6, 11 p.m. congressstreetsocialclub.com/. Congress Street Social Club, 411 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Triathalon

Fri., March 6, 11 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah Stopover: Turbo Fruits

Thu., March 5, 7 p.m. trusteesgarden.com. Trustees Garden, 88 Randolph St. Savannah Stopover: Velvet Caravan

Fri., March 6, 6 p.m. trinitychurch1848. org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Stopover: Wave Slaves

Thu., March 5, 6 p.m. trusteesgarden.com. Fri., March 6, 9 p.m. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trustees Garden, 88 Randolph St. Savannah Stopover: ISHI Savannah Stopover: Weather Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West Thu., March 5, 11:30 p.m. Club One, 1 JefSat., March 7, 5 p.m. congressstreetsocialPresident St. Savannah Stopover: Rose Quartz ferson St. club.com/. Congress Street Social Club, Savannah Stopover: Jack + Eliza Fri., March 6, 11 p.m. Club One, 1 Jefferson 411 West Congress St. Fri., March 6, 7 p.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Savannah Stopover: Wet Socks St. Savannah Stopover: Ruby the RabbitFoot Sat., March 7, 9 p.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Jinx, 127 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Justin Collins Sat., March 7, 2 p.m. wildwingcafe.com/ Jinx, 127 West Congress St. Sat., March 7, 4 p.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Savannah Stopover: What Moon Things savannah.html. Wild Wing Cafe, 27 BarFri., March 6, 10 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jinx, 127 West Congress St. nard St. Savannah Stopover: Lace Curtains Savannah Stopover: Ryley Walker Jr. Blvd. Sat., March 7, 4 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 WhitaThu., March 5, 10 p.m. trinitychurch1848. Savannah Stopover: White Violet Fri., March 6, 6 p.m. congressstreetsocialker St. org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 Savannah Stopover: Las Rosas club.com/. Congress Street Social Club, West President St. Sat., March 7, 3 p.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Savannah Stopover: Saint Corsair 411 West Congress St. Fri., March 6, 6 p.m. thejinxsav.com/. The Savannah Stopover: Young Buffalo Jinx, 127 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Lee Bains III & the Glory Fri., March 6, 11:30 p.m. wildwingcafe. Jinx, 127 West Congress St. Fires Savannah Stopover: Sales com/savannah.html. Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Sat., March 7, 11:30 p.m. congressstreetso- Sat., March 7, 9 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 WhitaBarnard St. cialclub.com/. Congress Street Social Club, ker St. Savannah Stopover: San Fermin Dance 411 West Congress St. Savannah Stopover: Lilly Hiatt Sat., March 7, 9 p.m. trinitychurch1848. Adult Ballet Class Sat., March 7, 3 p.m. wildwingcafe.com/ Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 savannah.html. Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard West President St. Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on ThursSavannah Stopover: Secret Show St. days, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call Savannah Stopover: Little Racer Thu., March 5, 9:30 p.m. abesonlincoln. for info. ongoing. 912-234-8745. Sat., March 7, 5 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 WhitaAdult Intermediate Ballet com/. Abe’s on Lincoln, 17 Lincoln St. Fri., ker St. March 6, 7 p.m. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. Savannah Stopover: Mainland $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Fri., Sat., March 7, midnight. Ampersand, 36 Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery March 6, 9 p.m. abesonlincoln.com/. Sat., MLK Jr. Blvd. March 7, 8 p.m. abesonlincoln.com/. Abe’s Crossroad. Wednesdays. 912-921-2190. Savannah Stopover: Margo & The Pricetags Beginner and intermediate ballet, modern on Lincoln, 17 Lincoln St. Sat., March 7, 4 p.m. wildwingcafe.com/ Savannah Stopover: Semicircle dance, barre fusion, barre core body savannah.html. Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard Fri., March 6, 5 p.m. congressstreetsocial- sculpt, gentle stretch & tone. Tuesdays.. club.com/. Congress Street Social Club, St. 912-925-0903. theballetschoolsav.com. Savannah Stopover: Matthew E. White 411 West Congress St. Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn St. Sat., March 7, 8 p.m. trinitychurch1848. Savannah Stopover: Southern Culture on the Argentine Tango Skids Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. Open to org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 Thu., March 5, 8 p.m. trusteesgarden.com. the public. $3 per person. Wear closed West President St. Savannah Stopover: Mothxr Trustees Garden, 88 Randolph St. toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Sun., March 8, midnight. wildwingcafe. Savannah Stopover: Suburban Living Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call Sat., March 7, 9 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK com/savannah.html. Wild Wing Cafe, 27 or email for info. ongoing. 912-925-7416. Jr. Blvd. Barnard St. savh_tango@yahoo.com.

Savannah Stopover: Grand Vapids

Fri., March 6, 7 p.m. congressstreetsocialclub.com/. Congress Street Social Club, 411 West Congress St.

Savannah Stopover: Grounders

Fri., March 6, 10 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St.

Sat., March 7, 3 p.m. Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St.

Savannah Stopover: Nightingale News

Savannah Stopover: Needle Points

Savannah Stopover: Rocco DeLuca

Thu., March 5, 10:30 p.m. Club One, 1 Jefferson St. Savannah Stopover: Tall Tall Trees

Sat., March 7, 7 p.m. trinitychurch1848. org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.

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required. $35 Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

C.C. Express Dance Team

A free-flowing, meditative dance, with eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery. No dance experience or chakras knowledge needed. $20 ongoing, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ comcast.net. chakradance.com/. synergisticbodies.com. Synergistic Bodies, 7901 Waters Ave.

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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. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Ballroom Series Group Class

A group ballroom dance class for beginners through advanced. Rumba, Swing, Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Samba, and more. Singles or couples. $10.00 per person or $35 for 4 weeks (per person) Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Ballroom/Latin Group Class

Group classes every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesdays focus on fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday’s classes are more specific, with advanced elements. $15/person and $25/couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@ gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing. com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Beginner’s Belly Dance Classes

Learn basic moves and choreography with local Belly Dancer, Nicole Edge. Class is open to all ages and skill levels. Walk-ins welcome. 15.00 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. 912596-0889. edgebelly@gmail.com. edgebellydance.com. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. 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. ongoing. 912-596-0889. cairoonthecoast.com.

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-7480731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Having presented the beloved classic Cinderella nine times over the company’s 50-year history, this new production choreographed by Executive & Artistic Director William Starrett promises to live up to its past reputation of being an absolute favorite. Based on the French fairy tale as told by Charles Perrault, Cinderella centers around the theme of a young girl’s honesty and modesty triumphing over her stepsisters’ and stepmother’s greed and arrogance. $20-$45 Sat., March 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 803-799-7605. marketing@ columbiacityballet.com. columbiacityballet.com/production/cinderella/. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Dance for Peace

A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. xavris21@yahoo.com. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Dance Lessons (Salsa, Bachata)

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Learn to dance Salsa & Bachata. For info, call Austin (912-704-8726) or Omar (Spanish - 787-710-6721). Thursdays. 912-7048726. salsa@salsasavannah.com. salsasavannah.com. Great Gatsby, 408 West Broughton Street. Dance Party

Dance on Thursdays at 8pm--fun, friendship, and dancing. Free for Savannah Ballroom students. $10 for visitors ($15 for couples). free - $15 Thursdays, 8 p.m. 912335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Disco Hustle Dance Class

Do the hustle! A New York style Disco Hustle group class taught by Jos’eh Marion, a professional ballroom dance instructor. Sundays at 5pm. Call for pricing. Sundays, 5 p.m.. 843-290-6174. Trudancer@gmail. com. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St.

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All levels and styles of bellydance welcome. Classes every Monday, 5:30-6:30pm. Drop-ins welcome. $15/lesson Mondays, 5:30 p.m.. (912) 704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B.

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Free will astrology

by Rob brezsny | beautyandtruth@freewillastrology.com

ARIES

March 21-April 19

To depict what lay beyond the limits of the known world, medieval mapmakers sometimes drew pictures of dragons and sea serpents. Their images conveyed the sense that these territories were uncharted and perhaps risky to explore. There were no actual beasties out there, of course. I think it’s possible you’re facing a comparable situation. The frontier realm you are wandering through may seem to harbor real dragons, but I’m guessing they are all of the imaginary variety. That’s not to say you should entirely let down your guard. Mix some craftiness in with your courage. Beware of your mind playing tricks.

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

Whenever I close my eyes and seek psychic visions of your near future, I see heroic Biblical scenes. Moses is parting the Red Sea. Joseph is interpreting Pharaoh’s dream. Jesus is feeding 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish. What’s the meaning of my reveries? Well, this psychic stuff is tricky, and I hesitate to draw definitive conclusions. But if I had to guess, I’d speculate that you are ripe to provide a major blessing or perform an unprecedented service for people you care about.

GEMINI

May 21-June 20

In a *New Yorker* cartoon, Tom Gauld outlines “The Four Undramatic Plot Structures”: 1. “The hero is confronted by an antagonistic force and ignores it until it goes away.” 2. “The protagonist is accused of wrongdoing, but it’s not a big thing and soon gets sorted out.” 3. “The heroine is faced with a problem but it’s really difficult so she gives up.” 4. “A man wants something. Later, he’s not so sure. By suppertime he’s forgotten all about it.” In my astrological opinion, Gemini, you should dynamically avoid all four of those fates. Now is a time for you to take brave, forceful action as you create dramatic plot twists that serve your big dreams.

CANCER

MAR 4-MAR10, 2015

June 21-July 22

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“To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright,” said heavyweight German philosopher Walter Benjamin, a fellow Cancerian. I am happy to report that there’s a good chance you will soon be blessed with an extraordinary measure of this worry-free self-awareness. And when you do -- when you are basking in an expanded self-knowledge infused with self-love and self-appreciation -- some of your chronic fear will drop away, and you will have at your disposal a very useful variety of happiness.

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

“As you get older, the heart sheds its leaves like a tree,” said French novelist Gustave Flaubert. “You cannot hold out against certain winds. Each day tears away

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a few more leaves; and then there are the storms that break off several branches at one go. And while nature’s greenery grows back again in the spring, that of the heart never grows back.” Do you agree with Flaubert, Leo? I don’t. I say that you can live with such resilient innocence that your heart’s leaves grow back after a big wind, and become ever-more lush and hardy as you age. You can send down such deep, strong roots and stretch your branches toward the sun with such vigor that your heart always has access to the replenishment it needs to flourish. The coming weeks will provide evidence that what I say is true.

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

“I will not wait to love as best as I can,” says writer Dave Eggers. “We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.” That’s your keynote for the coming weeks, Virgo. That’s your wake-up call and the rose-scented note under your pillow and the message scrawled in lipstick on your bathroom mirror. If there is any part of you that believes love will be better or fuller or more perfect in the future, tell that part of you to shut up and embrace this tender command: Now is the time to love with all of your heart and all of your soul and all of your mind.

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

I love the song “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” by Pink Floyd. Other favorites are Tool’s “Third Eye” and Yo La Tengo’s “Pass the Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind.” But all of these tunes have a similar problem. They’re more than ten minutes long. Even before my attention span got shrunk by the Internet, listening to them tested my patience. Now I have to forcefully induce a state of preternatural relaxation if I want to hear them all the way through. In the coming days, Libra, don’t be like a too-muchof-a-good-thing song. Be willing to edit yourself. Observe concise boundaries. Get to the point quickly. (You’ll be rewarded for it.)

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

Sneaking around isn’t necessary, Scorpio. There’s no useful power to be gained by hiding information or pursuing secret agendas. This is not a time when it’s essential for you to be a master of manipulation who’s ten steps ahead of everyone else. For now, you are likely to achieve maximum success and enjoy your life the most if you are curious, excitable, and transparent. I invite you to embody the mindset of a creative, precocious child who has a loving mommy and daddy.

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first humans to reach the summit of Mount Everest. It took them

happenings | continued from previous page seven weeks to climb the 29,029-foot peak. In 1960, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh got into a bathyscaphe and sailed to the lowest point on the planet, the Mariana Trench at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. It took them four hours and 47 minutes to go down 36,070 feet. Based on my analysis of your astrological omens, I think the operative metaphor for you in the coming weeks should be the deep descent, not the steep ascent. It’s time to explore and hang out in the depths rather than the heights.

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

The African country of Ivory Coast has two different capital cities. Yamoussoukro is the official capital, while Abidjan is the actual capital, where the main governmental action takes place. I suspect there’s a comparable split in your personal realm, Capricorn: a case of mixed dominance. Maybe that’s a good thing; maybe it allows for a balance of power between competing interests. Or perhaps it’s a bit confusing, causing a split in your attention that hampers you from expressing a unified purpose. Now would be a favorable time to think about how well the division is working for you, and to tinker with it if necessary.

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

I’ve gone on three book tours and done my spoken-word show in scores of bookstores. But one of my favorite author events took place at the Avenue C Laundromat in New York City’s East Village. There I performed with two other writers as part of the “Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose” reading series. It was a boisterous event. All of us authors were extra loose and goofy, and the audience offered a lot of funny, good-nature heckling. The unusual location freed everyone up to have maximum amusement. I see the coming weeks as a time when you, too, might thrive by doing what you do best in seemingly out-of-context situations. If you’re not outright invited to do so, I suggest you invite yourself.

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

When Arnold Schwarzenegger became Governor of California in 2003, the state had the eighth largest economy in the world, right behind Italy and just ahead of Brazil. Schwarzenegger had never before held political office. When Cambodian doctor Haing Nor performed in the film *The Killing Fields,* for which he ultimately won an Oscar, he had no training as an actor. He was a novice. Will you try to follow in their footsteps, Pisces? Is it possible you could take on a role for which you have no preparation or seasoning? According to my divinations, the answer is yes. But is it a good idea? That’s a more complex issue. Trust your gut.

Free Dance Thursdays at Lake Mayer

Lake Mayer is offering free dance and fitness classes for all ages every Thursday, in the Community Center. 9:30 am and 10:30 am is the “Little Movers” class for toddlers. 12:00 pm Lunch Break Fitness. 1:30 pm Super Seniors. 5:30 pm youth hip hop. 6:30 pm Adult African Fitness. FREE ongoing, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 912-6526780. sdavis@chathamcounty.org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. FUNdamentals Dance Lesson

Group dance lessons every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesday: fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday: advanced elements. $15/person $25/ couple Tuesdays, 8 p.m. and Wednesdays, 8 p.m.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@ gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing. com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Home Cookin’ Cloggers

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

Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Wednesdays.. 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. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. LaBlast- Dance Fitness designed by Louis Van Amstel from DWTS

Created by world renowned dancer and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” professional, Louis Van Amstel, LaBlast uniquely combines a wide variety of ballroom dance styles and music genres. Do the Cha Cha Cha, Disco, Jive, Merengue, Salsa and Samba set to everything from pop and rock to hip-hop and country – and burn fat and blast calories! No experience and no partner necessary. $15.00 drop in or 10 classes for $80.00 Mondays, 6-7 p.m. and Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Line Dancing

Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm8:30pm. ongoing. 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/levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-272-8329. Modern Dance Class

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Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 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. Tuesdays.. salsasavannah.com. Salsa Night

Come and shake it to the best latin grooves and bachata the night away in Pooler where it’s cooler. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. medi.tavern314@gmail. com. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Savannah Shag Club

Assisters will work with clients through the process. Free and open to the public. Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m.. 912-356-2887. Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive (facing Sallie Mood Dr.). Free Hearing and Speech Screening

Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-355-4601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. 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. ongoing. 912-6445217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr.

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Hi Dave, I happen to keep an index card with winning lottery numbers on it in my wallet, just for situations like this. Grab yourself a penHealth Care for Uninsured People cil and paper: 5, 38, 24, 18, 17, 1. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing Open for primary care for uninsured Full disclosure: I found them in an ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles residents of Chatham County. Mon.-Fri., August 6, 1984 Time Magazine clip about a Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointNew York man who became America’s bigSizzle: Dance and Cardio ment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. JoA class designed to maintain that summer seph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, gest lottery winner by playing the telephone body by dancing and having fun. Incorpo1302 Drayton St. number of a passing cab. Please know that rates dance and cardio to fun, spicy songs. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation I’m not being a lazy psychic by giving you $10 drop in or 10 classes for $80 Tuesdays, Therapy Helps everyday ordinary people with every- these numbers in lieu of using my Spidey Fridays, 10 a.m. 912-312-3549. reservetoSenses. There’s a method to my madness. dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestu- day ordinary problems: smoking, weight Law of Attraction states, “That unto dio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Hodgson Memorial Drive. Caring, qualified professional help. See itself is drawn.” This means that everyWest Coast Swing Class website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927thing is energy and that similar energies are Instructor Rick Cody teaches the smooth 3432. savannahypnosis.com. attracted. Know Your Water rhythms of beach music and west coast You can see this principle in action by What everyone ought to know about our swing. $12 drop in fee or $35 for 4 weeks drinking water (bottled, tap, distilled, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.. 912.312.3549. putting the ends of two magnets together. reverse osmosis, filtered, alkaline and salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondeDepending on their polarities, they will bailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile spring.) Are you paying thousands of either repel or connect. Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial money for water that is making you sick? Because these numbers already have lotDrive. Find out what water is best for your body. tery-winning energy attached, I believe they FREE Tuesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. 703-989-6995. Health oggisavannah@gmail.com. Anahata Healwill be drawn again. The trick is to charge Armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off ing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. your energy field so that it is magnetically Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a per- La Leche League of Savannah drawn to both the winning numbers and a manent drop box for disposing of unused A breast feeding support group for new/exWednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St.

prescription drugs and over the counter medication. In the lobby of the University Police building on campus. Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. ongoing. 912-344-3333. armstrong. edu. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/index. html. Armstrong 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. Free ongoing, 6 p.m. 912-350-3438. bariatrics.memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Free Enrollment Help for Medicaid and PeachCare

Parents can find the help they need to renew or sign up their children (ages 0-19) on Medicaid or PeachCare. Enrollment

pectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. Living Smart Fitness Club

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really awesome jackpot. How the heck do you do that? Whenever you find yourself in your happy place, take full advantage of that great mood by imagining that you just won the lottery. What will you spend the money on? Where will you be when you win? (True story: my mom’s friend Laverne was on the toilet when her husband announced they’d just won a million dollars.) Feeling good is the key to energetic attraction, so if you’re in a lousy mood, don’t try to cheer yourself up by focusing on that lottery dream. It’s counterproductive. Interested in learning more about the Law of Attraction and how to use it? AbrahamHicks is my favorite teacher of this subject. They have hundreds of free videos available online. Just pop on over to YouTube and enter Abraham Hicks + Lottery (or any other subject that’s on your mind) in the search bar. Happy winning! Your pal, Erin The Ghost Dog Diaries is a weekly advice column, inspired by the late PJ Cuddlesworth. Three hours after PJ’s passing, Erin held an Irish Wake in her honor. That’s when her name appeared in her beer. (Misspelled, of course. Ghost Dogs aren’t equipped with Autocorrect.) Erin and PJ have been giving psychic readings and helping people connect with their loved ones who have passed ever since.

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lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. Mommy & Me Relaxation Class (Prenatal & Postpartum)

This class offers you the education needed to face the physical, mental, and emotional changes of your body, mind and heart with poise and grace. Open to expecting and new moms as well as those with small children (4 and under). $15 a session. 15.00 Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.. 912-544-6387. info@erigosavannah.com. erigosavannah.com/. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800264-7154. LGBT

First City Network

Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985), is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 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. ongoing. Georgia Equality Savannah

Local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. ongoing. GVNT HAVS

GVNT HAVS is a free monthly drag show that houses the unique antics of the House of Gunt, a Savannah based free-form drag collective whose mission is to connect the trashy with the flashy, the kitschy with the classy, and the people of Savannah with a breath of fresh, queer air. Free first Thursday of every month, 10 p.m. houseofgunt@ gmail.com. Chuck’s Bar, 305 West River Street. Savannah Pride, Inc.

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Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBT community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. Call for location. ongoing. 912-288-7863. heather@ savpride.com. savpride.com.

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A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-6571966. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth.org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. What Makes a Family

A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-3522611. Pets & Animals

Disc Dogathon

This qualifier for the largest disc-dog competition series in the world benefits Pets for Vets, an organization dedicated to supporting veterans and providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with veterans who could use a companion animal. Contestants and their canine teammates will earn points for basic throws and catches, with bonus points for mid-air catches in the Distance/Accuracy event. Many of the canines expecting to compete were rescued from local animal shelters. Families and friends are invited to enjoy this unique event and applaud these talented canine athletes. Free March 7-8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-656-5788. tailsspin.com. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Low Cost Pet Clinic

TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin.com. 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. ongoing. chathamsheriff.org. humanesocietysav.org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. St. Almo’s

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

Band of Sisters Prayer Group

All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-6638728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom. org/georgia. A Buddhist Meditation Center

Welcoming all lineages and spiritual traditions. Newcomers to meditation welcome. Daily meditation, study groups and classes. Sunday includes a talk given by resident priest on Buddhist philosophy and how it relates to daily life. The center is available

for individual and group retreats, weddings and funerals. Visit Savannahzencenter.com for schedule and see us on Facebook. Soto Zen lineage, resident Priest Un Shin Cindy Beach Sensei. 912-427-7265 ongoing. The Savannah Zen Center, 111 E. 34th St.

third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 912-308-8286. savbranart@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.

A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@diosav.org. diosav.org/familylifesingles.

During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-3715209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street.

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Center for Spiritual Living--Savannah

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

Columba House is an inclusive, welcoming hospitality space dedicated to building and sustaining a community of faith committed to social justice with the city’s young adults, college students, and creative demographic. Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm, includes dinner and a program focused on justice. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-2289425. Columba House, 34th Street between Abercorn and Lincoln Streets. Guided Silent Prayer

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

“Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-2202976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A New Church in the City, For the City

Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts.edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. revwasson@gmail. com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. Read the Bible in One Year

A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2335354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

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Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Independent Presbyterian Church, Bull Street and Oglethorpe Ave. South Valley Baptist Church

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

Thursdays. 912-826-0206. maritimebethelatsavannah.org. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. 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/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Theology on Tap

Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. 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. ongoing. 912-234-0980. admin@ uusavannah.org. uusavannah.org. uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Unity Church of Savannah

Unity of Savannah is not concerned with where people come from, what they look like, or whom they love – Unity is glad each person is here. Sunday 9:15am meditative service and 11:00am celebratory service show what the New Thought Movement is all about. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd.


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SHARED LIVING: Fully Furnished Apts. $170 weekly. No deposit. All utilities included. Call 912-844-5995

RENT OR RENT-TO-OWN: Remodeled mobile homes, 3BR/2BA, in Garden City mobile home park. Low down affordable payments. Credit check approval. Call Gwen, Manager, at 912-9647675

Automotive

310 EAST MONTGOMERY X-ROADS, 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372

SOUTHSIDE •1BR Apts, washer/dryer included. $25 for water, trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA Townhouse Apt, total electric $700/month. Call 912-927-3278 or 912356-5656

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

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH 9:30 P.M. NIGHTINGALE NEWS 10:30 P.M. CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS 11:30 P.M. HORSE THIEF

FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH

OUTSIDE 5 P.M. SEMICIRCLE 6 P.M. MUSIC BAND 7 P.M. WHITE VIOLET INSIDE 10 P.M. BLANK RANGE 11 P.M. THIS MOUNTAIN 12 P.M. FLY GOLDEN EAGLE

SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH OUTSIDE 3 P.M. HARE AND THE HOUNDS 4 P.M. GUTHRIE BROWN & THE FAMILY TREE 5 P.M. WEATHER INSIDE 9:30 P.M. BABY BEE 10:30 P.M. MILAGRES 11:30 P.M. LEE BAINES III & THE GLORY FIRES KITCHEN OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT

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