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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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Lecture: ISIS, Turkey, and the Changing Middle East

Concert: Tedeschi Trucks Band

The Savannah Council on World Affairs (SCWA) has partnered with Georgia's University system to host Dr. Paul Magnarella at an afternoon discussion. 1:15 p.m Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public

The 11-piece band that booms like a soul thunderclap comes to Savannah. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Film: Mystery William Castle Film

Writer, director, actor and producer William Castle is a legend among fans of bizarre and spooky cinema. Best known to some as the producer of the mainstream occult hit "Rosemary's Baby," he is also remembered as the closest thing the USA ever came to having its own, American-born Alfred Hitchcock. The Psychotronic Film Society honors his 101st birthday with this film; the title will remain secret until showtime. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

Films: Blackfish, Plastic Paradise

Armstrong State University’s Makin’ Maroon Green will host a special film screening of the acclaimed documentary Blackfish in honor of Earth Day 2015. The Armstrong student group Go Green Armstrong will also screen Plastic Paradise afterwards as a double feature. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. 6 p.m Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

Savannah Sand Gnats

Vs. Rome. Pack the Park for charity. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8

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Tybee Wine Festival

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SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival Thursday / 23

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The Art of Diplomacy Opening Reception

Black Maria Film Festival

Join Sir Winston Churchill's great-grandson Duncan Sandys and noted architect, preservationist, and President of the National Monuments Foundation Rodney Mims Cook Jr. for a rare glimpse into the life of the great British prime minister and his family, art, and connections to Georgia. 6 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Museum admission

The Tybee Wine Festival kicks off on Earth Day, April 22, with an ‘earth-to-table dinner’ prepared by celebrity chefs at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel Reception Hall. During the festival, attendees can also buy tickets to an intimate, five-course wine dinner at Tybee Island Social Club; beachside oysters and wine pairing at Marlin Monroe's Surfside Grill; Sunday champagne brunch at The Crab Shack; and a wine tasting on the lawn under the Tybee Light Station, w/ samplings of more than 100 wines, food tastings from island eateries, a silent auction and live music. Sponsored in part by Connect Savannah. April 22-26 Tybee Island, Tybee Island. tybeewinefestival.com

Film: The Graduate

Tybee Wine Festival:A Celebration of Earth and Vine

This band of fast paced characters dive into the unknown: a world we call...improvisation. No scripts, no boundaries - only audience suggestions and bravery. Free keg beer and photobooth pictures with the troupe before the show. 8 p.m Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. $10

Four-course wine dinner prepared by four celebrity chefs. 6-9 p.m Tybee Island Wedding Chapel, 1114 U.S. Hwy. 80. $90 tybeewinefestival.com

Retro Mega Comic Con is an 70's, 80's, and 90's Retro nostalgia convention with the goal to bring worldwide pop culture under one roof for fans to enjoy. Find vintage toys and action figures, video and tabletop games, comic books, anime, and cosplay contests at this con. April 24-26 Ramada Inn Hotel, 1016 US Highway 80. $10 a day or $25 3 day pass 912 412 6749. retromegacon@gmail.com. retromegacomiccon.com

Recent college grad Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner who then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine. Followed by a post show discussion. 8 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. $8

High Style Savannah

Local designers and store owners show their 2015 spring apparel and bridal fashions on the runway. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 MLK Jr Blvd.

(it) Improv Troupe

A one-night program of short (under 10 minute) films - narrative, documentary, experimental, animation - that push the envelope. Come check out new work that's breaking new ground. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. $5, free with SCAD ID

Dance: The Little Mermaid

The Savannah Ballet Theatre presents this beloved Disney classic about a mermaid who would give up the world she knows for the man she loves. 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $25 912-525-5050. savannahboxoffice.com

Film: Mr. Turner

Led by a masterful performance from Timothy Spall that won him the Cannes Festival Award and brilliantly directed by Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (17751851). 150 minutes. 7:15 p.m Spotlight Theatres Eisenhower Square Cinema 6, 1100 Eisenhower Dr. $7 if you mention CinemaSavannah

Jazz Sabbath and Dinner

Featuring local jazz musicians Mitch Hennes, Bill Smith, Calvin Barnes and Eric Jones with the vocal stylings of Kelly Blackmarr Carlile. Dinner follows the service. 6 p.m Temple Mickve Israel, 20 E. Gordon St. Free to attend service, $6 for dinner 912-233-1547 ext. 301

Tybee Wine Festival: An Evening of Oysters and Wine

Popular al fresco event that will offer oysters served six ways. Sample matched wines from a dozen wineries. 6:30-8:30 p.m Marlin Monroe's Surfside Grill, 404 Butler Ave. $40 tybeewinefestival.com

Saturday / 25 Ame no Hi Japanese Film Festival

The first-ever Japanese film screening event in Savannah includes these films: Rashomon at 1 pm, Grave of the Fireflies at 2:50 pm, My Neighbor Totoro at 5:10 pm, and Seven Samurai at 7:30 pm. 1 p.m Frank Theatres - Victory Square Stadium 9 (Savannah), 1901 E. Victory Dr. $10 amenohi.savannah@gmail.com

Chris Tucker

"Rush Hour" actor and comedian performs at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. savannahcivic.com/

Early Bird's Preservation Walking Tour

Take an early morning walk through one of the oldest and most varied neighborhoods to learn how historic preservation has revitalized downtown Savannah. Coffee and treats in the Davenport House garden to follow. Davenport House, 324 East State St. davenporthousemuseum.org


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Family Fest

Family Fest 2015 will be a fun filled day with games, activities, and entertainment for children and their families. Local radio station E-93 will be out providing great music. The entire Savannah community is encouraged to come out and celebrate the coming of summer. The event is free and open to the public. 10 a.m.-noon Mother Mathilda Beasley Park, 500 E. Broad. free 912-652-6780. sdavis@chathamcounty.org

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Georgia Historical Society Book Sale

The Georgia Historical Society will hold their annual book sale in the Reading Room of Hodgson Hall. There will be a members-only preview and sale from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. with doors opening to the general public at 10 a.m. Proceeds from the sale help GHS care for the oldest collection of Georgia history in the world and also allow GHS to expand the collection for future generations of researchers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St. 912-651-2128. library@georgiahistory.com

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Trailer Trot

Tin Can Tourists, an all make and model vintage trailer and motor coach club, is hosting a Vintage Trailer Trot on Tybee Island featuring more than 70 vintage trailers from the 1930s-1980s. All proceeds will benefit local charities. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m River's End Campground & RV Park, Tybee Island. Free to walk around, $10 for trailer access

Turtle Trot 5k Beach Run/Walk

Support the Tybee Sea Turtle Project, the Sea Turtle Conservation Fund and to kick off the beginning of Georgia’s sea turtle nesting season. Pre-registration online ends Thursday, April 23 at noon and packets will be available for pickup Friday, April 24 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and the morning of the race at 7 a.m. at the Pier and Pavilion. 8 a.m Tybee Island, Tybee Island. $25

Tybee Wine Festival: Grand Wine Tasting

Tybee Wine Festival’s signature event featuring more than 100 international wines and samplings from Tybee restaurants and others nearby. 3-6 p.m Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. $59 tybeewinefestival.com The 1st Annual Yamassee Gullah Festival is free and open to the public. There will be an ultimate athlete contest, singing, poetry, dancing, and a drumming session. This is a cultural family event presented by Black Messiah’s Black & Gold Promotions, Savannah Youth City, and United In Peace. 12-6 p.m L. Scott Stell Community Park, 195 L. Scott Stell Rd. Free

SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival

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A midnight version of this monthly openmic showcase that incorporates music, poetry, visual art, and many other artistic forms of expression. Sign up begins at 11:30 pm. Brought to you by Spitfire Poetry Group, with support from The Performing Arts Collective of Savannah, Muse Arts Warehouse, DJ Doc Ock. Last Saturday of every month, 11:30 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $5 Spitters. $7 Sitters. musesavannah.org

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Concert: Duke Ellington Birthday

The Savannah Jazz Orchestra performs in honor of Duke Ellington's birthday. 5 p.m Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public

Go Fly a Kite Festival

Raise awareness for movement disorders while flying a kite. Ticket includes music, food and a kite to fly. 11 a.m.-2 p.m North Beach, Tybee Island. $10 912-508-4164

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Yamassee Gullah Festival

This event will feature crafts, raffles, bakery items, and a wide range of entertainment, from musicians to dancers to fire performers. One Love is an animal rescue that works to save the the countless abandoned, neglected and abused animals in our community. 10 a.m.-6 p.m The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. The paved walkways of Savannah's scenic Forsyth Park will spring to life at Savannah College of Art and Design's 34th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival when SCAD students, alumni and high school students create colorful chalk masterpieces and compete for coveted prizes. 11 a.m.-4 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Free to public

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Lecture: The Savannah School

Edward Fletcher, a.k.a. Duke Bootee, will talk about the elements that contribute to what he considers the "Savannah School," including antiquity, master-servant relations, water, fauna and lush verdant vegetation, and the spirit world, religion and things unseen. He will also read a sample of his own writing. 4 p.m Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton dukebooteeproductions.com

Film: Vasilisa the Beautiful

Savannah Philharmonic: Chamber Concert No. 6 - Contemporary Classics of Chamber Music Shostakovich's Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57; Britten's Phantasy quartet for oboe and strings Op. 2; and Jolivet's Chant de Linos for flute and piano. 5 p.m Ascension Lutheran Church, 120 Bull St. $20 savannahphilharmonic.org

Tybee Wine Festival:Sunday Brunch

APRIL 22-29, 2015

The Sunday Champagne Brunch closes out the Tybee Wine Festival with a buffet of Southern-flavored delights and live music. 12:30-2:30 p.m The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Rd. $38 tybeewinefestival.com

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Wed / 22 Concert: Tedeschi Trucks Band Tuesday / 28 Savannah Sand Gnats

Vs. Delmarva. Bring your dog to the game. Two-for-one drink specials all night long. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8

Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

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

Almost completely unknown in the USA, this gorgeous, mesmerizing fantasy film was the first-ever live-action fairytale movie made in the Soviet Union. It’s an of fantasy filmmaking which proves that Joseph Stalin’s insistence on throwing tons of money at the Soviet motion picture industry in an effort to promote Soviet technological advances as well as traditional Russian literature and folk legends resulted in a number of movies which were possibly the equal of Walt Disney Studios releases in America. In spoken Russian with English Subtitles. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

Savannah Sand Gnats

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Take your time, Tybee The fact that beach communities in the South didn’t allow African Americans to be physically present on 99 percent of the region’s beaches within living memory is We will discuss ways to not impossible to set aside. simply manage this ‘event’ That said, shooting people, like racial disbut stop it from ever happencrimination, is also very much against the ing again. law. – Jason Buelterman, While Orange Crush is unavoidably Tybee Mayor caught up in very real issues of race, as the Tybee statement alludes, most every beach THOSE are town in America which hosts or has hosted the words of a big spring break crowds eventually reaches a frustrated Tybee Mayor on the heels of an breaking point like this, and a crossroads. Orange Crush weekend which saw one It’s a myth that you can’t keep spring person wounded in a shooting at the pier breakers away. Beach towns around America Saturday and numerous other gun violacan and do push out spring break celebrations, including shots fired from car to car tions all the time. The crackdowns always on Highway 80 on Friday evening. come when crime and/or congestion They were also the signal that Tybee Island will enter a new phase of how it deals become real public safety problems. Ft. Lauderdale was the first to take the with the annual African American spring plunge in the ‘80s, replacing its notoriously break observance after two decades. debauched spring break scene with a more A joint release from Buelterman and family-friendly, and more economically Tybee City Council this past Monday said lucrative, vacation scene. in part: (That crackdown is still described by “In order to prevent a recurrence of the some as a “police state.”) island-wide threat to public safety that Daytona Beach was next to crack down in occurred this weekend, the City will be crethe ‘90s, followed by Galveston, Texas. ating a task force of local and state officials Myrtle Beach has long struggled with as well as local residents and business ownissues surrounding both Bike Weeks which ers whose charge will be to make specific hit the Grand Strand each spring, a struggle recommendations that could include banwhich also includes racial overtones. ning of alcohol on the beach during such Tybee’s experiences are still incredibly events, enlisting an even heavier law enforcement presence, utilizing solutions developed tame compared to the ongoing carnage on the mainland in Savannah—a triple homiby other beach communities that are faced cide last week—and compared to Panama with similar challenges, and other possible City Beach, Florida, whose quarter-millionsolutions.” plus annual spring break crowd dwarfs But make no mistake: to deliver on its Tybee’s many times over. promise of “never again,” Tybee will have to That city is struggling with far more prodiscourage all spring break activity across found spring break problems: Seven people the board, not just target Orange Crush. shot and killed at a house party, a woman The alternative simply bears too high a raped in broad daylight on the beach. moral price. In the history of American towns pushing While tension is running high on Tybee, out spring break celebrations, I know of not there’s still plenty of time for the island to a single instance where a town regretted that take a deep breath and consider this an decision in the long run. opportunity for real soul-searching. But it will be a big step for Tybee to do Let’s start with the obvious: If there were an easy answer as to how to balance the civil what’s really necessary to move beyond a spring break economy. It will require more rights of Orange Crush attendees with the than just banning alcohol on the beach or public safety of Tybee residents, it would increasing police patrols. have been done years ago. To be done right, it will require a holistic The fact that there is overt and disgusting racism directed towards Orange Crush is as retargeting of public works, zoning, policing, and business practices to change the entire undeniable as it is ugly.

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economic draw of what Tybee Island has to offer any visitor. It would, in short, require a real look forward rather than a look back. And I wonder if Tybee’s ready for that yet. Having learned hard lessons in the past about the need to keep the beach open to the public during Orange Crush—and this year facing the additional challenge of a toxic national environment with regards to police/minority relations—Tybee Island could not have planned or executed their public safety plan any better. Tybee went out of its way to get the stamp of approval from the Obama Department of Justice for its public safety plan, specifically to avoid racial profiling. Still, there were problems—problems which could easily have turned fatal, problems the like of which are sounding the death knell for other spring break celebrations throughout the country, celebrations with predominantly white crowds. The comparisons to St. Patrick’s Day have always been something of a red herring. Certainly, there’s a double standard: The excesses of the Irish-themed St. Patrick’s Day are romanticized as good harmless fun. But the same white people who like to their freak on during St. Patrick’s Day tend to freak out over Orange Crush. However, you can also make the case that St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, while featuring lots of ugly law-breaking, also has zero track record of people shooting each other. If such a thing were to happen during St. Patrick’s Day—and if it were captured on video as this weekend’s pier shooting was— there’s no question in my mind there would be a huge outcry to improve public safety. It would no doubt make national news. We’d all stop snarking about wristbands for awhile, that’s for sure. Moving forward, a better comparison for Orange Crush isn’t to St. Patrick’s Day, but to other spring breaks. And the way forward will require Tybee to make a deliberate choice: Either welcome Orange Crush with truly open arms, or become the type of place that doesn’t welcome spring breakers of any kind at all. Either path is absolutely doable, but they are very different paths. cs

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Exactly 20 years ago next month, I shaved my head and announced my plans to make my home in a VW bus. My parents were thrilled. “This is what you learned in college, to live in a van down by the river?” wailed my mother. “And by the way, that haircut makes you look like a thumb.” My dad agreed that I was a little young for a midlife crisis but sympathized with my wanderlust and allergy to paying rent. “Be careful,” he said as he handed me a wad of cash and a shiv. “And remember to park level or you’ll wake up with a headache.” Then I was on my way, blasting the B-52s’ “Roam” from my 1983 Volkswagon Westfalia, which is either glorious genius on a chassis or the most impractical piece of crap ever invented, depending on who you ask and how much money they’ve poured into theirs. Along with a pop-top camper and orange disco stripe down the side, my dear Westy sported two comfy beds, compartments for all my worldly possessions, a cute propane stove and a doll-sized refrigerator that I could never get to work. (It also had a faulty oil valve that I would find out about five months later when the engine exploded somewhere north of San Francisco, but that is a tale for another time.) Despite the warm beer, I loved having a house on wheels. I meandered up the California coast, watching the sun set off Zuma Beach and sleeping in the shadow of Hearst Castle. I picked up garbage at the Shakespeare Festival for gas money and once faked a tarot card reading for a bag of sandwiches in Big Sur. (At night, I made ramen on my teeny stove and read by candlelight from my carefully curated library of ten books (which included Ram Dass’ Be Here Now, a collection of poems by Adrienne Rich and a paperback copy of Anna Karenina because it was really long.) I did indeed spend some time sleeping near several rivers, though I was run out of a

Once upon a time, an aspiring newspaper columnist lived in a house on wheels. gutter punk enclave for using soap. (Let me say here that I in no way mean to make light of the danger and tragedy of true homelessness; my safety net was always just a collect call away.) I did encounter some skeevy characters (again, when there’s more time and wine), but mostly my adventures were blessedly benign. Like the morning I woke up to a cluster of Japanese tourists peering into the gaps between my Guatemalan print curtains. What had seemed like a secluded pullout in the redwoods the previous evening was in daylight revealed to be the parking lot of the Mount Tamalpais Visitors Center, and my tin can van was now sandwiched between two massive steel-sided buses. I slid open the door to a flurry of camera flashes. The group leader translated that if I was amenable, the visitors would love to look inside a “real hippie house car.” So I made dandelion tea on the stove and popped the camper up and down, then showed them my bookshelf and my panreligious dashboard altar (the tarot cards, two of my wisdom teeth and a Buddha statue wearing a Star of David and a crocheted cross given to me by a Mexican abuelita at a rest stop near Santa Barbara.) The entire tour took all of 30 seconds, but never before or since have I felt so proud to show off my digs. I wasn’t just some weirdo living in a van—I was a tourist attraction! Road warrior Forrest Bone can relate. He and his wife, Jeri, are the Southeastern reps for Tin Can Tourists, a club for car campers with an appreciation for old school aesthetic. Founded in 1919 at a campground in Tampa, FL, the Bones revived TNT in the late 1980s after they acquired a 1940s vintage Airstream trailer and were treated like celebrities everywhere they went. “Neither of us had ever traveled much, I came from a family of eight kids and there was no time for vacations,” says Forrest, a retired teacher. “Jeri and I ended up going on

a 5000 mile trek across the country and saw all the places on our bucket list, the Grand Canyon and Death Valley and such. But so many people just wanted to see our rig.” The Bones have been cruising down the motorways ever since, opening their doors and collapsible chairs to the curious. They split the year between home camps in Florida and Michigan, where they’ve also restored several more land yachts, including a 1949 rare masonite-sided Airfloat. “Oh yeah, we’ve got it bad,” chuckles Forrest. Wannabe wanderers can salivate over the fancy woodwork and adorable flourishes when TNT teams up with Seaside Sisters for the second annual Tybee Trailer Trot this Saturday, April 25, when more than 90 Silver Streaks, Starflights and other mobile palaces roll in for viewing at River’s End Campground. ($10 takes you inside the dolled-up domiciles and benefits local charities; walking and gawking is free.) More hipster than hippie, the multigenerational vintage trailer community is enthusiastically dedicated to the freedom and fun of living on the road—in epic style. “The best part of this is meeting all the great people and seeing how they’ve decked out their trailers,” says Forrest. “And we also get to inspire others to do the same.” Oooh, just talking about it has me itching to sell off all our schlock and purchase a pretty bubble-shaped Shasta to tow behind a late-model F-150 (way faster than my old VW’s dinky four-cylinder dealio.) So, yeah, you might see me poking around the Tin Can camp this weekend, shopping for early retirement. Or better yet, maybe I’m due for my actual midlife crisis...the road beckons, though I’d probably gonna keep my hair this time around. I may even still have Dad’s shiv for the glovebox. cs Tybee Trailer Trot, Sat. April 25 11am-4:30pm, River’s End Campground, seasidesisterstybee.com


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Gimme shelter Coastal Pet Rescue finds a forever home

adoption, but that can present a scramble. “Sometimes we need at least 24 As soon as the gate opens onto Camp Paw- hours to get a foster home ready,” says Scarbrough, who wears a pensawhile Retreat, a snow white cat comes dant of St. Francis, patron saint of bounding up the wooded trail. It meows loudly before plopping down at all animals, around her neck. “I always thought we could do the feet of Coastal Pet Rescue founder Lisa so many more intakes if we had a Scarbrough, who has come to check on the place that could be the first line.” progress of the new facility. Located near After a pause she adds, “It’s Lake Mayer, Camp Pawsawhile will soon bustle with the barks and purrs of adoptable always been my dream to have a shelter.” pets, but for now, the friendly white cat is That dream has been realized the only resident. in a way with the establishment of “This is Lady Pawsawhile, our official Camp Pawsawhile, a former hunt club that greeter,” explains Scarbrough as she leans will now serve as a temporary refuge for down to scratch Lady’s ears. CPR’s rescued dogs and cats. While not a “She actually has a home somewhere in true shelter, it’s a neutral place where foster the neighborhood, but she seems to have adopted us.” parents can meet their potential charges For Scarbrough, it usually works the and to help facilitate more adoptions. (The other way around. Since 2002, she and her address is being kept private for now to prelegion of Coastal Pet Rescue volunteers have vent people from dumping their pets.) pulled abandoned dogs and cats from area The result of a generous lease agreement shelters and paired them with new owners. and numerous in-kind donations, the priCPR oversees an average around 85 adopvate retreat has been built entirely by CPR’s tions a year, and the organization currently dedicated volunteers, mostly with reclaimed holds the title for Best Non-Profit as voted materials found on the property. by Connect readers. Lady Pawsawhile leads the way on dainty Those familiar with pet rescue know white feet as Scarbrough shows off the seven that time is of the essence when it comes former hunting dog kennels—now refurto government-run animal shelters, where bished and powerwashed—and a training dogs and cats are euthanized if they’re not corral tucked under a grove of pine trees. A adopted quickly. For the past few years, small tin shed serves as an office next to the CPR has worked mainly with Bryan County Cattery, an enclosed structure dedicated to Animal Control, and Scarbrough often felines and filled with climbing towers and scoops up five pets at a time to save them. private nooks for mothers with new litters. The rescued animals are fostered temA group of Gulfstream employees helped porarily by kind volunteers while they assemble donated chain link fencing on their day off, and students from Savannah State 18 receive veterinary care and are assessed for by jessica leigh lebos

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the kennels. “I think it’ll be good motivation,” grins Scarbrough. The public can pledge their support for their favorite player on the CPR website, and all are invited to attend a pre-Survivor $10 flapjack breakfast on Saturday, May 2 at Applebee’s on Whitemarsh Island. All proceeds go towards CPR’s expenses, the bulk of which are veterinary fees. For Scarbrough, Camp Pawsawhile is the culmination of a lifeCamp Pawsawhile Retreat will give Lisa time of work. She began rescuing Scarbrough and other Coastal Pet Res- animals as a kid on Tybee Island, helping cue volunteers a place to faciliate foster her father trap, neuter and release feral cats. care and adoptions for cats and dogs. She has logged thousands of miles picking Photos by Jon Waits/@jwaitsphoto up animals and thousands of hours coordinating care while fostering solid relationbuilt off-the-ground cots for the dogs. ships with the local business community. “It’s come a long way since last August,” Scarbrough hopes that one day Coastal says Scarbrough as Lady flicks her tail. “It Pet Rescue will be able to support a paid took us 30 truckloads just to get the trash position as she continues to work full-time out of here.” as the digital media director for Paula Deen Camp Pawsawhile will be ready for furry Ventures, but for now she’s just glad her visitors just in time for CPR’s next fundorganization has a place to call home. (On raiser, a Survivor-type competition that chal- the other hand, Official Greeter Lady Pawlenges contestants to raise $500 each. Those sawhile will get a promotion as she helps who fail literally end up in the dog house. assess how well the new foster dogs get For 24 hours on May 2-3, challengers will along with cats.) participate in a series of pet-related activi“I’ve basically been running this out of my ties, including a training agility course with car with a laptop for 14 years,” she laughs. CPR rescue pups. The last one standing “I’m just glad I finally have an office.” cs wins fabulous prizes, and the crowning of the winner coincides with CPR’s first on-site Coastal Pet Rescue Survivor Challenge & Adoption Event adoption event. When: Noon-noon, Sat.-Sun., May 2-3 But contestants who don’t meet the finan- Flapjack Breakfast 8-10am, Sat. May 2 at Applecial goal in the first few hours of the compe- bee’s, 4705 Hwy 80 E, $10 tition get to spend Saturday night in one of Info: coastalpetrescue.org/camp/survivor


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through the night as patrol officers secured the scene. While detectives said the shootings clearly were targeted, they also focused on risky activities that took place in the residence to determine if they were connected to the crime.”

Second man charged in park & library shootings

Elderly woman wounded in drive-by shooting on Westside

Police charged a second suspect in shootings at two Detectives are investigatcity parks, including one in ing the shooting of a 64-yearwhich a window in the Bull old woman as she stood in Street Library was struck. front of her residence in the Suspicious deaths on Southside probed Troy Shanta Young, 22, Cuyler Brownsville area of Triple homicide on the Eastside A suspicious death investigation has was served Wednesday with Savanah Tuesday night. Savannah’s weeks-long streak without begun after two bodies were found in a four warrants while he was in Connie Colonel, of the a murder came to an end last week. Police southside area house on Saturday. the Chatham County Deten2400 block of Harden nexte Young has an confirm that three men, ages 52, 37, and Violent Crimes Detectives from the tion Center on other charges. Street, was transported rd reco sive police 30, are dead in a shooting incident Monday Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police He was charged with two for treatment to a non-life night April 13 near East 36th and Live Oak Department are still trying to confirm the aggravated assault warrants threatening wound to her Streets on Savannah’s embattled Eastside.  identities of the two victims, believed to be a for a Jan. 28 incident in Wells Park in leg after the shooting at 9:12 p.m. “Central Precinct patrol officers respond- female and a male. which a male was hit and an aggravated “Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan ing to a shots fired call about 8:30 p.m. were The bodies were found in a house of the assault and possession of a firearm by Police are investigating the possibility she directed to a house on the 1200 block of 12000 block of Sunnybrook Road about a convicted felon Jan. 29 shooting in was an unintended victim as shots were N.E. 36th Street where they could see the 11 a.m. Saturday when a lawn care worker Thomas Park beside the library. Young being fired from a passing automobile, posthree bodies through an open door,” a police called police to report a suspicious odor at served a month of a four-year term for sibly at another vehicle,” a police spokesburglary in 2010-11 and nine months of a spokesman says. the house. man says.  cs four-year term for possession of a firearm The victims were identified as Anderson The house was barricaded from the and theft by receiving in 2012-13. He was Mells, 52, and Gary Mells, 30, who both inside, forcing police to break through a arrested and charged with violation of lived in the house, and Johnny Green, 37. window to gain entry. “Two persons of interest detained in a The identities of the victims must be con- probation on March 27, his third probatraffic stop by other officers shortly afterfirmed due to the time that has elapsed since tion violation since his 2013 release. All cases from recent local law Previously, police charged Joshua Tamil ward have been released after questioning by their deaths. The cause of death also must enforcement incident reports. Give Myers with aggravated assault in the two be determined. detectives,” police say. anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers incidents. “The investigation by Homicide Unit at 912/234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) detectives and forensics officers extended using keyword CSTOP2020.

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When I interview for a professional job, the company usually has me sign a statement saying drug use is against company policy. Yet when I apply for a low-wage job they want to test me for drug use. What gives? Does drug testing work? —J.P. At what point on the career ladder do most industries stop mandating drug testing? I just picked up cat food at PetSmart, where they proudly display on their doors that they test their employees. Does this include the CEO? Why test nurses, but not doctors? Why bank tellers but not the “masters of the universe”? Testing might serve a public-safety function for airline pilots and selected others, but for the folks that stock the bags of kitty crunchies? It seems like a subtle form of control over people in lower social and economic levels. —Ken ASKING somebody to pee in a cup is subtle? Maybe compared to being chained to an oar. You raise a good point about drug tests,

though—there’s definitely a low-grade class war going on here. However, the subset of the proletariat being lashed into submission isn’t minorities or the poor (not for lack of trying). Rather, it’s a demographic so oppressed even defenders like the ACLU dare not speak its name: stoners. OK, technically store clerks. But big business is seeing lots of overlap. Workplace drug testing, like the war on drugs generally, was and is motivated by a tangled web of impulses—some legitimate, some pretty sketchy. The one few quarrel with is safety. Following the 1981 crash of a U.S. Marine jet on the carrier Nimitz, killing 14 and injuring 47, it came out that six of the dead tested positive for marijuana and that drug use was common on the ship and in the military overall. Although drugs didn’t cause the crash (the plane’s crew, or what could be found of it, tested clean), the Reagan administration established a zero-tolerance drug policy for U.S. military personnel, to be enforced by testing. Things spread from there. Prodded by the feds, people all over were soon peeing into cups: civilian federal workers in sensitive jobs, federal contractors, employees in federally-regulated industries such as transportation. Many private companies started testing on their own. By 1990, surveys by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found, 46 percent of worksites with more than 250 employees were administering drug tests. The prevalence of testing varied widely by

industry, the BLS discovered. At the top of the range with 72 percent was communications, transportation, and utilities, followed by construction and mining at 70 percent. At the bottom was finance, insurance, and real estate, with 23 percent. Aha, you say, the masters of the universe get a pass! I guess, but face it: while financial and other white-collar oopsies can cost you your retirement money, the blue-collar version can get you killed now. And that’s the thing: drug testing evidently does result in fewer people getting killed or hurt. General Motors reported a 50 percent reduction in workplace injuries after implementing a testing program. Southern Pacific Railroad saw an 86 percent reduction in worker injuries within five years after its program began. A nationwide study of truck drivers found a 24 percent reduction in alcohol-related fatalities. But here’s something else. According to the BLS figures, one industry was an exception to the rule that the likelihood of drug testing correlates with the potential for mayhem: wholesale/retail. The worst that can happen to the average stock clerk is you drop the jumbo Tide off the top shelf. But 54 percent of wholesale and retail worksites test for drugs. Why? Browse around on drug-testing websites and you get a sense of the executive mindset: we don’t trust these thieving peons. One drug-test equipment supplier says flatly, “80 percent of drug abusers steal from their workplace.” (Source for this preposterous

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claim: a single small study published in 1994.) Others are less blatant, making noises about helping the afflicted get treatment and so on. Reducing workplace accidents is in there, but mostly what you see is stuff like this: “To convince ‘casual users’ that the cost of using is too high” and “establish grounds for discipline or firing.” Translation: drug testing helps keep the slackers in line. Big Brotherish? Yeah. A violation of your civil rights? Not unless you can make the case that you’re part of a group that’s being unfairly singled out. Civil liberties advocates are happy to whale on knuckleheads who propose drug-testing programs that are too obviously discriminatory—to cite one egregious example, mandatory testing for welfare recipients. One page from the ACLU site features a beef from a 40-year-old mother of three who was humiliated by being forced to produce a urine sample while an attendant watched; they contend such things are intrusive and bad for workplace morale, which gets no argument from me. But let’s be clear: nobody’s defending your right to be stoned on the job. Still, we want to be fair, right? I wrote PetSmart asking if their CEO had submitted to drug testing. So far no response. If I hear something I’ll let you know. 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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In March, offensive lineman John Urschel of the Baltimore Ravens added to his curriculum vitae by co-authoring the latest of his several peer-reviewed academic articles -- “A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians” in the Journal of Computational Mathematics. If Urschel can understand, and even advance, tangled, obtuse formulas (which use familiar numbers, e.g., 1, 2, 3, and Greek letters such as phi, lambda, and sigma -- lots of sigmas), why is he a football player, he asked himself on the Players Tribune website. “There’s a rush you get when you go out on the field . . . and physically dominate the player across from you.” He added, “I love hitting people.”

Great Art

• The National Gallery of Australia hosted a special series of tours of “James Turrell: A Retrospective” in early April -- in which all guests were nude. The tours were staged by Australian artist Stuart Ringholt, who introduced the concept earlier at the Museum of Contemporary Art (and was nude, himself, for the Turrell show, though other gallery staff remained clothed). The post-tour cocktail reception was also in the nude. • The Australian “abstract expressionist” Aelita Andre began painting “professionally” at age 9 months, said her parents, and by 22 months had her own exhibit at Melbourne’s Brunswick Street gallery, and by age 4, the paintbrush-armed toddler had enjoyed a $24,000 sale. She has now also distinguished herself as an “artist” of another type while explaining her approach. In April, the now-8-year-old told News.com.au, “I interpret my style of painting as a magic, abstract universe. It doesn’t sit in one tiny sphere in all realism; it goes out and it explores the world.” She acknowledged seeing things (e.g., “rabbits”) that an 8-year-old might, but pointed out that she also sees “the cosmos.” “I just feel free. I don’t feel locked up in a tiny world.”

Wait, What?

• In March, two men serving time for anti-gay murders became the first same-sex couple allowed to get married behind bars in Britain, at the Full Sutton Prison in East Yorkshire. The romance blossomed after the two men (Marc Goodwin, 31, serving life, and pedophile Mikhail Gallatinov, 40,

who is eligible for release sooner) met at on Paris’s The Local, he hired a certain the prison library, and the wedding party (unnamed) lawyer. The labor agency’s new included four relatives of the two killers. order requires the current employer, instead, • In January, the principal of W.F. Burns to garnishee the pay by 1 centime (about a Middle School in Valley, Alabama, sent penny) a month for the next 26,126 years. home a letter to parents with her suggestions on how to train students in the event But Lawyering Couldn’t Be Very Difan active shooter breaks into the classroom. ficult In order not to be “sitting • Kimberly Kitchen, 45, ducks” for the intruder, each was a successful estate lawchild was asked to be armed yer in Huntington, Pennwith an 8-ounce canned food sylvania, with more than item to toss at any poten30 clients for the BMZ tial spree-killer. The can is Law firm (so successful in designed to give the student her 10-year career that she Tebow is back?! a “sense of empowerment” in had just been promoted the face of extreme danger, to partner and had served the principal told WHNTas president of the local TV of Huntsville, but bar association) with but acknowledged that “(T)his is one complication -- that in a sensitive topic.” December she was finally revealed not to be a lawyer Perspective at all. Her diploma, bar Newly elected Alabama exam results, and other state Sen. Larry Stutts, in documents were forgeries, one of his first actions in according to the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office, introduced a bill to office, which filed charges repeal “Rose’s Law,” a 1999 in March. legislation that, had it been on the books the year before, might have saved the life of new mother Rose Church, whose doctor Can’t Possibly Be True was OB/GYN Larry Stutts. Rose’s Law Weird: Dan Kennedy of Salt Lake City gave new mothers a legal right to remain was driving to work on March 31 when a hospitalized for up to 96 hours after birth, large bag fell off of the truck in front of him, depending on circumstances, but the new and, for traffic safety, he stopped to move it senator calls that right just another “Obam- from the road -- and discovered it contained acare-style law” in which legislators in about 75 pounds’ worth of U.S. currency Montgomery intrude into doctors’ decisions. (about $22,000) in a plastic bag marked (Stutts also proposed to repeal the require- with the name of the Brinks armored truck ment for written cautions to patients whose company. The bag remained sealed (any mammograms show unusual density.) tear could have produced “leakage” weakenThough her daughter survived, Rose died of ing Brinks’ claims on the loose money), and a heart attack following two “doctor’s deciKennedy dutifully contacted state troopers sion” hospital releases, and her husband’s and handed it over. He sounded perplexed wrongful-death lawsuit against Stutts and when Brinks immediately sent him a $5,000 others reached a settlement in 2005. gift check. “Why would I get anything for that?” “Almost anyone,” he said, would have World’s Greatest Lawyer done what he did. • A man in Mios, France, fired from his job several years ago, and who had been Bright Ideas receiving unemployment benefits, suddenly • Police in Malegaon, India, seeking to found himself being dunned by the national reduce tensions between Muslims and Hinlabor agency when a tribunal finally ruled in dus over the theft and butchering of cattle the employer’s favor and ordered the man’s (which the latter hold sacred), requested benefits paid back. The agency ordered the that local farmers send them “mugshots” of man’s current employer to garnishee his pay- their cows, along with other biographical check of the equivalent of $160-$210 per information, such as why the farmer has the week -- until, according to a March report cow in the first place, so they could build a

database to improve bovine security. • Elizabeth Quinn Gallagher, 23, received free around-the-world plane travel in December just for having the correct name. Jordan Axani used to have a girlfriend of that name, and bought the couple worldtravel tickets, but they broke up, and the tickets were not refundable. Axani decided in December to find a compatible “Elizabeth Gallagher” to use the ticket with him, and the 23-year-old Cole Harbor, Nova Scotia, student won out over 18 other “Elizabeth Gallaghers.” The trip was “strictly platonic,” he said, though he acknowledged that Gallagher’s boyfriend did not seem pleased.

Undignified Deaths

(1) Wayne Clark, 52, collapsed and died in January of an apparent heart attack seconds after walking into the Aldi grocery store in Edgewood, Maryland, and announcing a robbery. At his home, police discovered evidence linking Clark to two earlier robberies. (2) Anthony Stokes, 17, died in March from car-crash injuries as he was fleeing Roswell, Georgia, police following a home invasion. Stokes drew national attention in 2013 when, in order to receive a heart transplant, he promised to turn around his until-then-criminal life. Soon after the surgery, though, he was posting thug selfies on Facebook, and in January 2015 had been jailed for possessing stolen property.

A News of the Weird Classic (September 2010)

In Ogden, Utah, in October (2009), Adam Manning, 30, accompanied his pregnant girlfriend to the McKay-Dee Hospital emergency room as she was going into labor. According to witnesses, as a nurse attended to the woman, Manning began flirting with her, complimenting the nurse’s looks and giving her neck rubs. When Manning then allegedly groped the nurse’s breast, she called security, and Manning was arrested and taken to jail -- and of course missed the birth of his child (though it did give him time to think of what to tell his girlfriend). By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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Dick Dale, the 77-year-old guitar legend, is driving himself and his wife, Lana, to the next tour stop. As he cruises through Florida tolls, congenially chatting up toll workers and making them laugh, Dale eases between stating the hard facts of his career, reminiscing warmly about his life as a superstar, and suddenly delving into digressions that speak louder than any Wikipedia page could. The shell story is just one of many poignant tangents. “If you go to a store at the beach,” he starts thoughtfully, “you see a bunch of seashells you can buy.” In the midst of disappointedly observing the nation’s insatiable taste for National Enquirer-style muckraking, Dale suddenly enters the memory of the time he took his tractor out for a dig on his 81-acre property, 2.000 feet above sea level. “All of the sudden, I see thousands—I mean thousands and thousands—of seashells on every side,” he recalls. “Every kind of shell you can think of coming out of the ground in the hot desert.” “When I pick up one of those shells, I get this feeling I get like I’m in Jurassic Park— I’m holding something millions of years old,” he says in wonder. “Then I go back in history, and it says it was in the water billions of years ago.” “It’s something to buy a seashell,” he concludes. “But it’s something else to pick one up on your property.” Given his full life—as a guitarist, surfer, exotic animal trainer, martial artist, pilot, and more—it’s easy to conjure the image of Dale tearing around his property on a front-end loader, cutting through the soil to unearth prehistoric treasures. It’s just as easy to see him wishing to be known as that rare find, not a souvenir in a discount bin upon which passersby can project their own narratives. “People have their own idea of the way things are,” he says. “They weren’t there— they just assume.” For someone who will go down in history as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s true pioneers, he has every right to set the record straight. This is Dick Dale: the first rock guitarist on The Ed Sullivan Show, a renegade during a time in which electric guitar was widely deemed “the devil’s music.” His style is the reason Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen play the way they do. Metal wouldn’t exist without him. Back in the day, when Dale played live, his guitar couldn’t be heard over the screams of his fans. So he just made music louder. Teaming up with Leo Fender, he tested out countless electric guitars and amplifiers, blowing out hundreds of speakers (loaded

to its addictive qualities. “We try to teach other people who have the same illnesses as we have,” he says. “They see me onstage—I’m going to be 78, I’m bouncing around! We teach them not to feel sorry for themselves, to get out of bed and help somebody else.” Dale wears a bag due to renal failure; monthly, he raises $3,000 to pay for the bag’s attachments, which need to be changed two to three times a day to avoid infection. The cost of the vital devices isn’t covered by insurance. A harsh reality of the Dale story: to handle those staggering expenses and stay as healthy as possible as he approaches 80, he must continue to gig. “I can’t stay home and build a ship in a bottle or polish my airplane,” states Dale. “I have to be on tour.” It’s incredibly important to Dale and Lana to use their time on tour to promote healthy choices, particularly to young people. A road dog long devoted to a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle, Dale goes for water, or pineapple juice with a little ice, at clubs. He’s outlived guitar cabinets and house speakers) in the the majority of his peers; at his level of starprocess. dom, living clean was a rarity. Without him, the ‘10’ max volume setting “I don’t like musicians,” he says frankly. on an amp today would sound like a ‘4.’ “I don’t like those people because they don’t Onstage, he’s been likened to a Molotov give to the majority. They don’t give a good cocktail, the roar of his guitar compared path for children to follow. They break guito that of a freight engine; it’s clear that he tars onstage. It’s sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. wants his life in his own words. …I always respect a person with a clean For starters: though his 1963 album title mind and a clean body, and that’s that.” crowned him “King of the Surf Guitar,” Dale “In martial arts,” he continues, “I was doesn’t like the title as an exclusive. taught that my body is a temple, and you “The real story is, it’s just plain Dick Dale don’t desecrate your body.” music, in the style of my animals and the At shows, Dale and Lana encourage audiocean,” he says. ences to do the same, taking time to talk The animals are the menagerie of wild with fans and connect with them. species like tigers, lions, and elephants that “We tell them what we eat, what we do,” have long been a part of Dale’s family. Dale explains. “We tell them to drink lots “I’ve lived with them for over 35 years,” and lots of water. Some come back two, says Dale. “Whenever they want to be three years later and say, ‘Guess what, Mr. fed, I’d imitate their wailings. So when an Dale? I’m still drinking water, cleaning my elephant would go [does a fantastically accu- body.’ If we can get to one of them and let rate elephant impersonation], I’d do that them walk the path of their own and not be with my guitar.” pressured by peers, other people will follow. Another key secret to that Dale sound That’s what it’s all about.” was inspired by drummer Gene Krupa. And what an example the man sets. Dale “He was the first drummer to make continues to be a wearer of many hats, but drums a solo instrument,” explains Dale. “He when it all comes down to it, he was born to listened to natives in the jungles and copied perform. their rhythms—one, two, three, four. Average “When I die, I’m not going to be in a Americans, that’s how they stomp their feet. rocking chair with a beer belly,” he declares Musicians count on an off-beat, and African with a laugh. “It’s going to be an explosion people count on the on-beat. So my music is onstage!” CS all played on the on-beat.” On tour, Dale uses his platform to be a Dick Dale, Crazy Man Crazy “Johnny Appleseed” to people who struggle Friday, April 24 will illnesses; a survivor of rectal cancer and Doors at 7 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. husband to Lana, who suffers from MS, $30-60 Dale doesn’t believe in pain medication due

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The return of the ‘Impossible’ Upon a Burning Body

The All Underground Rock All Day (A.U.R.A.) fest The Powder Room

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“I’m nicknaming this ‘Concert Impossible,” laughs Tim Walls. “If we can pull this off, it’s gonna be really awesome.” It’s been a decade since the last All Underground Rock All Day (A.U.R.A.) Fest, and Walls, the force behind Coastal Rock Productions, is resurrecting the tradition he started. For two days, Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar in Statesboro will be taken over by regional and local bands playing a blistering range of hardcore, metal, emo, and just good ol’ fashioned rock ‘n’ roll music. Some acts you may have heard of—some, like The Independents, have played Coastal Rock events before, while others, like Bear Fight! and Sins of Godless Men, are Savannah staples. Those you haven’t heard yet are just waiting to become your new favorite band. In a roundabout way, it’s a Coastal Rock return to the Bigshow’s space. “Actually, the first festival I did was in the same building back in 2001,” Walls recalls. “It was a different establishment then, and it was one of the best shows I probably ever did.” With the good vibes of yesteryear and a hell of a lineup, it’s looking to be a fine return. San Antonio metal/deathcore band Upon A Burning Body headline A.U.R.A. Fest. With pummeling gang-vocal choruses and disintegrating breakdowns, they can even take a club hit like “Turn Down for What” and make it brutal and pit-ready. With a home on Sumerian Records (Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Circa Survive) and some big festival dates coming up, the band is creating


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something new in mainstream metal, alongside acts like Of Mice and Men and Sleeping With Sirens. The fest boasts a great array of Georgia bands: fans of noise rock with a little southern sludge dripped over it ought to check out The Powder Room from Athens. They aren’t strangers to Savannah, having played The Jinx with Bear Fight! back in October; the complementary bands play back-to-back on day one of the fest. Walls brought Atlanta’s Spray Tan through last month to play a fantastic set at The Guild Hall; if you like tongue-in-cheek, ‘90s Gainesville-style punk rock, you’ll dig ‘em. Augusta’s Lost Boy falls on the postrock/indie-emo side of things; to say they’re one of the lighter bands is only a testament to how heavy things are getting over the weekend. Walls has thrown a few shows at Bigshow’s; its 18-and-up rule, scrumptious burgers, and wide drink selection (including plenty of brews from sponsor Southbound) makes it a great crossover venue. Making shows as accessible as possible has been a priority for Coastal Rock Productions since its formation, and, really, is the entire reason

why Walls got into the booking and promotion game in the first place. “I was in bands when I was younger,” explains Walls, a Savannah native. “I couldn’t get in to see my favorite bands because of the age problems. It was 18 and up in 2004—I went off to college after that—but it was frustrating. That’s why I started doing concerts.” While Walls wishes A.U.R.A. Fest could be all-ages, 18 and up is still one step closer. “What’s nice about Statesboro is, it’s so centrally located,” says Walls. “It’s not too far from Savannah, Jacksonville, Charleston, Augusta—and we even have a few Athens bands.” Besides giving fans a chance to see a slew of talent, Walls looks forward to giving bands the chance to connect and have a new performance platform. “‘Underground’ is more about the attitude: being original and independent,” he says. “These are local, regional artists who maybe don’t have a chance to be showcased.” “Personally, I’m looking forward to every single band,” Walls attests. “It’s definitely going to be a marathon—and I definitely have my earplugs ready!” CS

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Upon A Burning Body - San Antonio, TX - Metal 8:00 p.m. Cinemechanica - Athens, GA - Post Punk/Math Rock 7:00 p.m. BEWARE THE NEVERENDING - Valdosta, GA - Metal 6:00 p.m. Pridemeat - Savannah, GA - Metal 5:00 p.m. Sins of Godless Men - Savannah, GA - Rock 4:00 p.m. Sincision - Statesboro, GA - Metal 3:00 p.m. Lost Boy - Augusta, GA - Indie Rock 2:00 p.m. At Heart - Savannah, GA - Hardcore 1:00 p.m.

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The Independents - Myrtle Beach, SC - Horror Punk 10 p.m. Me and the Trinity - Savannah, GA - Hardcore 9:00 p.m. Bear Fight! - Savannah, GA - Rock 8:00 p.m. The Powder Room - Athens, GA - Rock 7:00 p.m. SHEHEHE - Athens, GA - Garage/Punk Rock 6:00 p.m. Pridemeat - Savannah, GA - Metal 5:00 p.m. Seagulls - Atlanta, GA - Punk Rock 4:00 p.m. Solomon’s Ghost - Statesboro, GA - Metal 3:00 p.m. A Call For Kylie - Jacksonville, FL - Indie Rock 2:00 p.m. Spray Tan - Atlanta, GA - Punk 1:00 p.m.

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By Anna Chandler | anna@connectsavannah.com

The Lonely Teardrops, Deadly Lo-Fi, Wet Socks @The Jinx

The Lonely Teardrops

Ready to wiggle your way into the weekend? This is sure to be one for the books. If you’re experiencing withdrawals after Southern Culture on the Skids’ Stopover blowout, dry yer eyes, ‘cause Norfolk, Virginia’s The Lonely Teardrops are headin’ south. Classic surf reverb paired with ‘60s garage grit coast out of Katie Teardrop’s amp as Crash LaResh keeps the brassy waves rolling over the crowd on the drums (LaResh, an old partner of rockabilly king Dexter Romweber, performed alongside Romweber in Flat Duo Jets and Dex Romweber Trio). Top it all off with Katie Teardrop’s raspy wail and killer mod girl fashion sense, and you got yourself a show! Wilmington, North Carolina’s Deadly Lo-Fi makes delicious scuzzy surf-trash studded with saxophone and shivering with spook-show imagery. Lovers of the Cramps and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins unite! SAV fave Wet Socks joins the bill. And to think, all this a day after Dick Dale himself comes to town. Who’s got the first round of Singapore Slings? Saturday, April 25, 10 p.m., $5

Superhero vs. Supervillain Official Cosplay Retromega Comic Con After-Party @The Wormhole

You may have seen Nate Saraceno backing up some of Savannah’s best-known talents—he played bass for Eric Culberson Blues Band up until 2012, and currently gigs as guitarist in Danielle Hicks & The Eight Ohm Resistance. Now, Saraceno’s own songwriting is in the spotlight as he prepares to release a full-length album, Splendid and Insidious, at a free, all-ages celebration. Splendid and Insidious is a collection of songs Saraceno recorded in his home studio over the past eight years; Alex Mason (Listen 2 Three) and Ira Miller contributed drums to the recordings. The blues-flavored arrangements of Saraceno’s gigging history show up across the new album with shades of reggae, jazz meanderings, and proggy sensibilities. Standouts include toe-tapper “Wheel of Light,” which employs the help of a bright and buoyant synth to punctuate its measures. Saraceno’s trying something new for the album release that blends community, music, visual and video art. To start off the evening, the full album will be played in its entirety over the Savannah Coffee Roasters house speakers. Attendees will be given plastic album sleeves, roughly the size of a 45 vinyl album cover. As the album plays, guests can draw directly onto the sleeves; Saraceno encourages folks to draw whatever the music makes them feel. When it’s all done, the new artwork will be arranged onto a glass-top coffee table. As Saraceno performs an improvisational song inspired by the artwork created, the art will be moved across the table and filmed for a music video.

After a day of retail therapy and mingling with fellow nostalgia nerds, Chris Cook Theme Parties is taking the reins and steering Retromega Comic Con festivities into the wee and wonderfully wild hours of the morning. The Con itself takes place at the Ramada Conference Hotel in Pooler. A celebration of ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s pop culture, attendees can shop old-school video games, toys and action figures, tabletop games, comics, and more. When the sun goes down, things get turned up at The Wormhole. The ladies of The Tied and Tasseled Cabaret have a special show planned for the occasion, The Burlesque Battle of Superheroes vs. Supervillians, guaranteed to careen guests toward the end of the world itself. Plus, some of the stars that made appearances at Retromega Comic Con will be gracing the crowd with their presence—keep an eye out for celebs from The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, The Devil’s Rejects, and all kinds of cosplay models. Cosplay is welcomed and encouraged, but not required, for attendees; with Acme Costumes offering 10% off of rentals if you mention the party, there’s no reason to show up in your muggle wear.

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Music | The Band page Paws for a Cause 2015 @The Foundery Coffee Pub

An annual benefit for One Love Animal Rescue, Paws for a Cause celebrates three years of collecting funds for One Love Animal Rescue through a day of crafts, raffles, and entertainment. A regular Paws for a Cause favorite is an array of belly dance performances, this year from dancers Gigi, Yara, Mahree Raqs, Nicole Edge, Happenstance Bellydance, and Yavanna. Live musical entertainment includes Samba Savannah, a local samba drum troupe headed up by Andrew Hartzell, and solo acoustic sets from Greg Rettig (The Wave Slaves, Sins of Godless Men), John Russell, and Steven Baumgardner (a.k.a. Basik Lee). As for the vendors, you can score anything from caricatures to bath products to nail wraps, all for the love of critters in need. One Love Animal Rescue is committed to finding forever homes for Lowcountry pets; money raised will help keep their cats and dogs fostered, fed, happy, and healthy until they find a family of their own. CS

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First came the glam zombies. Then a floral explosion to annihilate the Polar Vortex blues. Now stylist Kevin Cartee brings another imaginative concept to his yearly charity fashion event, and it involves really big hair. “We’re calling it the “New Classic”—mixing up history with today’s edgy trends,” describes Cartee, who is producing his latest high style event for the Coastal Empire branch of the American Cancer Society on Thursday, April 23. “Think Iggy Azalea meets Marie Antoinette.” Formerly known as Rock the Runway, Cartee’s High Style Savannah events company infuses charity fundraisers with his signature take on art and fashion. Tapping designers, retailers and sponsors both local and global, Cartee had the town talking about the “Drop Dead Gorgeous” and “Flower Bomb” shows he presented for the American Diabetes Association in 2013 and 2014. This is his first year with the American Cancer Society, and High Style Savannah is slated to bring the New Classic to ACS’ Atlanta and Orlando chapters later this fall. Though HSS’ services are in demand by non-profits in bigger cities, it is Savannah that inspired his latest idea. “This time I really wanted to create a show to reflect the classic beauty of our 13th colony and what it means to live in a digitized, modern culture,” says Cartee, a Savannah native with family roots dating back to before the Civil War. “We’re steeped in history here, yet there’s this influx of exciting, globally-inspired ideas.” That theme feeds the ambience of the runway show—showcasing designs courtesy of Kathi Rich, Donna Karan at Tanger Outlet and other local retailers—as well as the fashion shoot conducted by Cartee and his team that presents the couture juxtaposed against historic Savannah locales. The photographs feature model and cancer survivor Ozma Niven, representing the different emotions that patients endure while going through treatment. “Acceptance,” “fierce” and “surrender” are Cancer survivor Ozma Niven models for The New Classic, a fashion event to benefit the American Cancer Society. Photo by Will Mydell


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Stylist Kevin Cartee (l.) produces runway shows as fundraisers for charitable organizations. included among the stages, represented in the piled-high gossamer wigs, smoky eye make-up and even a gas mask. “It’s a privilege to be a voice for all those affected by cancer,” says Niven, who underwent treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when she was 21. “I can’t express my gratitude for [being able] to bring my story to life.” Cartee is transforming the Ships of the Sea Museum into a catwalk, and guests can wind their way through the venue’s magnificent gardens. VIP ticketholders will be treated to a meet-and-greet with philanthropic local chef Roberto Leoci, who is providing the evening’s delectable fare along with Ampersand, Ele, Wild Wings and Lulu’s Chocolate Bar. Barefoot Wines and Bubbly will pour the libations throughout the evening. The fierce fun begins early in the day with a free wellness fair with yogini Cara Griffin,

Zumba king George Jackson and a boot camp class by Drew Edmonds. Also free is entrance to the luxurious, 30-foot “motore couture” bus parked along MLK Blvd from 9am to 5pm, where fashionistas can “shop the runway” at a pop-up boutique extraordinaire and receive mini-makeovers from Trish McEvoy cosmetics. While his productions are ambitious in

their content and creativity, Cartee reminds that the concept remains accessible to all who have faced serious illness in themselves or a loved one and come through it. “Style is more than the clothes on your back,” he says. “It comes from working towards being healthy on the inside. That’s what the New Classic is all about.” cs

High Style Savannah to benefit the American Cancer Society When: Thurs., April 23, 9am-5pm events; 6:30 runway show Where: Ships of the Sea, 41 MLK Blvd. Tickets: Daytime events FREE; runway show $65/$25 students & military includes light fare Info: livehighstyle.com

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28th Annual Spring Show — 100 artists, 8 different categories. Best of show, first, second, third prizes in all categories. Suzanna Winton, award winning portrait painter, is the judge. Tickets at door include hors d’oeuvres, member and cash bar. Email c.sizer@gmail.com for gate pass or to order tickets. $5.00 Thu., April 23, 5-8 p.m. 414-659-6498. lydiabish@gmail.com. The Plantation Club (at The Landings), Skidaway Island. The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting — The landmark exhibition,

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Colorful Visions: Watercolors and Acrylics by Carol Carter — Carter’s stunning compositions,

renowned for their modern flair, are rooted in the Southeast Coastal narrative and are collected nationally. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St.

data.tron/data.scan — Exhibition by acclaimed Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda, marking his first exhibition in the southeastern U.S. Ikeda’s practice explores the contemporary world of information and data. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Dicky Stone and Dana Richardson — A native of Sewanee, Tennessee, Dana Richardson’s pieces are small-scale Savannah cityscapes in oil, collage and mixed media. Savannahian Dicky Stone transforms indigenous wood such as pecan, sycamore and maple into decorative pieces of sculpture. HospiceSavannah.org/ArtGallery. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. The Dissection of Fear — Recent work by SCAD illustration and printmaking student Elizabeth Jean Younce. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. In Living Color — Spanning three decades

of Andy Warhol’s career, In Living Color features some of the artist’s most iconic screenprints, including his portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zedong, the splashy

camouflage series, and the controversial Electric Chair portfolio. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Jerry Brem — New to

Savannah, Jerry’s mixed media paintings are constructed of the basic elements of art: line, color, texture and movement. The application of oil paint, watercolor and charcoal with their inherent drips and smudges show the history and process of the work. 45 Bistro, 123 East Broughton St.

The Maps of Infinitude —

Known for his complex, monumental and kaleidoscopic mandala paintings, SCAD alumnus Caomin Xie (M.F.A., painting, 2001) ponders the magnitude and ethereal beauty of the celestial Reception for ‘The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill realm. SCAD Museum of and the Pursuit of Painting’ is Thursday night at 6 p.m. Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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:mentalKLINIK exhibition: ‘COOPERATION WOULD BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED’ —

This is the first U.S. exhibition by Turkish duo :mentalKLINIK. As its name suggests, the practice of :mentalKLINIK steers away from the regular, the normal, the sane and the rational. The duo attempts to reveal what our new order looks like: an altered, through-the-looking-glass reality. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. The Nature of Being — SCAD alumnus Scott

Carter (B.F.A., painting, 2008) transforms Pinnacle Gallery into an immersive sculptural installation using the material of its construction — drywall. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Olivia Beaumont and Shirley Daniell — Olivia’s paintings specialize in fantasy portraiture of animal kingdom utilizing historical costume and characters. Shirley designs one of a kind beaded jewelry pieces that are stunning. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. The Paintings of Anne Taylor Nash — Anne Taylor Nash (1884–1968) did not begin painting until she was forty years old, when she became inspired by the example of her close friend Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, an artist and a key figure in the Charleston Renaissance. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Red Indigo — Christopher Nitsche builds sculptures and installations that evoke the visual and metaphorical attributes of ships. His installations range from structures and passageways to walk through, to recent works with hull-side cutaways allowing visual access to memory spaces. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Robert Segall — Savannah native Robert Segall’s subject matter varies widely, from Savannah land and seascapes to portraits, still life and famous jazz musicians. Through April 30. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. So-Called — Solo exhibition of existing and new work by Nari Ward. CAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Structural-Response II — A monumental installation of new sculpture and painting by Serge Alain Nitegeka created specifically for the museum’s Pamela Elaine Poetter Gallery during deFINE Art 2015. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. The Sweet Life — Photographic images created by Chelsea Warlick tell the story of Abbey Brannen, age 9, and how she and her family live with her Type 1 Diabetes. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. ThincART: Thomas Mitz — This exhibition

will display a range of works by Thomas Mitz, from large oil paintings, to personal portraits and charcoal studies, showcasing Mitz’s vast artistic skill set and artistic process. Much of the work explores cultural figures and objects found in New York City, where Mitz lived for several decades. Through July 23. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. Suite 300.


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Finding ‘cultural genealogy’ at Beach Institute Works by Clara Aguero Ortiz & John M. Mitchell are curated by Dr. Ja A. Jahannes

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Left, work by John M. Mitchell; right: ‘Family of Six,’ digital Illustration, archival inks on canvas by Clara Aguero Ortiz In his work, Mitchell creates his own visual language dealing in symbols and memories. Raw, intimate yet universal—it’s a storytelling language. The bedrock is the shotgun house. “I just think the house shape, it tells us about our culture, our lives. It tells us about where we come from,” Mitchell says. He grew up in a shotgun house in Smithfield, North Carolina. “I discovered that I lived in this house all these years not knowing that there was a history to it and it goes beyond America. It goes all the way back to Africa. So in a way it’s like finding your cultural genealogy,” says Mitchell. This encouraged his use of the vernacular architecture. “I made a house and it became like an altar,” says Mitchell. The altars create space for stories to be told, memories stored, and truths tucked. He calls the symbolic objects he integrates into the structures icons. “I mix all this stuff together and make it a common whole. And it becomes all about us,” Mitchell says.

The icons are items like conch shells, computer parts, skeleton keys, or stamps bearing Thurgood Marshall’s likeness. The altars are plastered in yellowing newspaper, both placing and dislodging them from time. While there is romantic warmth to the works, they are also dusty and dark, tackling tough events, current and historical. Throughout the ‘60s Mitchell was on the front lines of the civil rights movement— participating in the first student sit-ins, witnessing Malcolm X speak, actively involving himself in integration of the South as a black public school art teacher traveling to rural white schools. “I do put a lot of history into the work. My history. That’s what its all about,” Mitchell says. While Mitchell constructs monuments to history, Agüero weaves an imaginative world celebrating human difference in vibrant color and form. Her series Family explores the diversity and complexity of familial models. “The family can be a father and son, or it can be a couple taking care of a child they adopted, or a same sex couple raising a child.

she says. She begins by freely exploring shapes and color without intent. Her rhythmic, geometric imagery evolves organically from her compositional play, yet conceptual threads run throughout. “Mostly my work is about equality, cultural differences, accepting each other and having respect for the differences. We’re all human. We’ve got to respect each other,” Agüero says passionately. She concedes the odds seem grim sometimes, but she is hopeful. As someone who champions equality with a parade of colors, shapes, and patterns, she must be. “Maybe in the future,” she says earnestly, “Wouldn’t it be nice?” cs Works of two distinguished Artists: Clara Aguero Ortiz & John M. Mitchell Where: The Beach Institute, 502 E Harris St, Savannah, Georgia 31401 When: Tue - Sat: 12-5pm through April 30 Info: (912) 234-8000

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HUMAN EXPERIENCE dictates that at some sad moment we unwittingly acquire the knowledge that while we may all be created equal, we are not always treated equally. Humans dig a rocky divide between each other, a gap defined by race, religion, gender, or class. Clara Agüero Ortiz was confronted with this reality upon arriving in the U.S. 40 years ago from Colombia. “I saw the contrasting difference between black and white,” says Agüero. This was a deeply upsetting revelation. “I used to say ‘uh-uh, we [Colombians] are not that racist.’ But looking back, my culture is very, very racist. But it’s different. I didn’t realize it,” she says shaking her head. The classist hierarchy in Colombia lacks visibility because it lacks voice. “Here the African Americans have fought for their rights. Over there, still people don’t understand you need to fight for the rights,” Agüero says. Ordinary African Americans, like Savannah-based artist John Mitchell, fueled the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, activating change by speaking up and sitting in. “I don’t want to say this but, I’m a part of history,” admits the charmingly humble Mitchell. While reluctant to vocalize his historical contributions, Mitchell has expressed it in his visual art. On view through April 30 at the Beach Institute are works by Mitchell and Agüero, curated by Dr. Ja A. Jahannes. Mitchell presents a range of works from 3-dimensional mixed media pieces, to collages and paintings of jazz greats.

I mean the families are so diverse. The idea was that we all have to respect the family units regardless,” Agüero says. She meticulously crafts stylized, vaguely indigenous figures. Intricate patterns inspired by Colombian textiles vibrate energetically throughout her compositions, cloaking her works with hope and life. “I developed a sense of color from my culture. Colombia is very rich in arts and crafts. They do exceptional work with looms and with textiles and mix the color so wonderfully. All the things that stay in your mind,” Agüero says. Agüero began creating digital paintings and printing them on canvas a decade ago. “I had to take care of my mother—Alzheimer’s. I had to stay with her so I found something for me to do,”

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Pink Pig: Boss BQ Just Over The Bridge By Cheryl Baisden Solis

APRIL 22-29, 2015

YOU MAY have noticed it on the way to Bluffton, there to the right before you hit up Bryan Country Store for a gasoline and potty stop. Just over the Talmadge Bridge and only minutes from downtown Savannah, it still seems a tad isolated out there on Okatie Hwy (aka Hwy 170) and the temptation may be to pass on by, hoping for more luxurious bounty in old town Bluffton—but don’t make that mistake twice! Tootin’ it over the big bridge early in the morning last year, taking the hubby to work in Bluffton so I could use the truck during the day, I’d seen this little hut with the cheerful pink piggies painted on the front, and it took a while to sink in that this might just be an interesting stop—they only open at 11 a.m., though, and I never seemed to catch them when time and money came together in the right way. After a bit of research online I found that this unassuming little BBQ hut had been featured in Southern Living and South magazine, among others, and had quite the faithful following. Some folks have remarked to me that a place that specialized in both BBQ and seafood may be stretching themselves too far— I’ll give you Papa’s BBQ & Seafood as the successful epitome of both cuisines—and now I’ll add The Pink Pig to that list as well! Smaller, more quirky and eclectic in décor, and more hidden away, yet almost equal in age to the aforementioned predecessor, The Pink Pig holds its own in the world of Southern dining. This is not your typical rustic wood and dusky-colored BBQ shack, but an almost dainty delight of a place, with mild pink walls and wrought-iron lamps that sport pleated shades of a matching rosy hue. Small tables on the right and the longer banquet tables to the left wear white-onwhite patterned cloths, and glory be! Take a look at the ceiling! Hovering overhead, keeping celestial watch over hungry diners is a gaggle of little pink piglets with golden wings. This is the very definition of ‘whimsy’—a sort of BBQ Shangri-La, if you will! I arrived just before Easter, and owner 34 Rita Bryan had used a generous hand in

Chopped pork with plenty o’ house-made Gullah Spice BBQ sauce and fresh coleslaw... decorating the restaurant’s faux fireplace mantel with a plethora of lilies, frothy greenery, pink tulips and fairy lights, commanded by a large cardboard Easter Bunny complete with his basket of eggs—Ok, I’ve chosen my table now! Sit me by the Big Bunny any day! Mark Bryan and his sister Rita opened The Pink Pig on Labor Day weekend 1993, so it’s been around longer than you may expect. They were inspired by their daddy’s home-smoked BBQ and Mark created the original sauces. My favorites slide between the Gullah Spice—just enough bite to make it interesting and plenty of pungent flavor— and the Original Honey Mustard—I don’t cotton to sweet BBQ sauces generally but this one also has a good amount of spiciness without being overwhelming. Rita’s mom, the “Grande Dame,” Wilma Fender Bryan, and her sons Bryan and Leonard, keep the place hoppin’ with musical selections that seem right in tune with the whimsical atmosphere—Sam Cooke, Rick James, and a selection of reggae that soothes the soul while you lunch on the divinely moist and tender chopped pork. My personal, not-so-secret delight,

though, is the fried shrimp: this is the one dish I simply cannot stop myself from consuming down to the last bite. It’s a healthy habit of food writers to nibble a little of this and a pinch of that from several dishes, just to get the taste of an eatery’s fare…but those shrimp…the word that comes to mind is ‘WOW!’ Delicately crispy and perfectly seasoned chicken is also a local craving that gets satisfied right here at The Pink Pig, so order yourself up some of those scrumptious wings as an appetizer. It is a measure of a truly good restaurant that they do not stint on the side dishes. Too often a good BBQ will be accompanied by canned, lackluster beans or slaw that’s none-too-fresh and floating in mayonnaise—you will not find that here! I’m particular about side dishes and all of the ones I’ve had here passed the test with flying colors. The coleslaw is exquisitely crunchy and fresh, with only the mildest and faintest dressing of mayo, and the baked beans are richly flavored, with a light touch of cinnamon. The Brunswick Stew has plenty of meat and a sprinkling of corn and

onions—ask for crispy dill pickles on the side—and comes with locally loved Lance Cap’n Wafers. Rolls are big, soft and fresh, making them perfect to pile up with pulled pork and loaded with Leonard’s Sweet Vermont Style sauce. You may think this pretty pink palace-inminiature to be anathema to the menfolk, but each time I go there are plenty of hubbywife combos and groups of gentlemen enjoying a copious lunch (and, one would suppose, studiously ignoring the florid pinkness surrounding them). Who cares about the pinky tones when there’s scrumptious BBQ and divinely inspired seafood to be had? No cards accepted here, but bring your cash in hand, or they will also take a local check. cs The Pink Pig 3508 South Okatie Hwy Hardeeville, SC PH: (843) 784-3635 www.pinkpigbbq.com/ Tue, Wed & Sat: 11am – 3pm Thu: 11am – 3pm and 5pm – 7pm Fri: 11am – 3pm and 5pm – 7pm, Closed Sun & Mon


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Highland Brewing Company is a stable lynchpin in the impressive Asheville, N.C. beer scene. Regional identity is strong within the company that opened its doors in 1994, a lifetime ago in craft beer years. But with its energetic new head brewer, there’s a strong South Georgia connection in the heart of Highland. Hollie Stephenson is a native of tiny Hahira, Georgia. Her path to becoming a head brewer led her on an incredibly unusual journey in an industry known for its eccentric stories. The road out of Hahira to the big leagues of beer began with playing college basketball. That educational experience led to a career in Washington DC’s high-stakes lobbying game. It was during her ten year stint in Washington that she first tried Abita Brewing Company’s Turbodog brown ale and a love affair began with craft beer. Not satisfied with just consuming beer, Hollie made the decision to become a creator, teaming up with The Black Squirrel, a brewpub in DC to launch its in-house

The “they” in that quote refers to Highland owner Oscar Wong and his family. Hollie calls them “the best people you could ever want to work for,” and expounds on her new position at Highland saying “I like the feel here, I like the values.” Hollie concisely sums up those values as “consistency and respect for the pint.” Highland’s growth plan includes the implementation of a new automated bottling line and expanding its barrel-aging program that includes a fresh shipment of Four Roses bourbon barrels. The plan is to move to a 100 barrel brew house. That new equipment will double the current capacity. It’s obvious she has found a home at Highland where she feels not only comfortable but genuinely excited. Hollie’s first Highland beer featuring her Hollie Stephenson: ‘They want to do things right.’ own recipe debuted at its 21st birthday celebration earlier this month. While not scheduled for wider release, her double west coast brewing operations. That relationship proopening in early 2015, she saw a chance to style IPA shows off her penchant for hops. vided an opportunity for her to study the get closer to her roots. She described it as An early taste led Hollie to describe it as beer making process in England. being “a combination of things. It was kind “really hot juicy fruit,” but it’s since mellowed After her research and development of weird leaving Stone on a high note.” out into a more relaxed, while still hoppy period ended with The Black Squirrel, she Stone has a reputation for extreme and slightly boozy 10% alcohol by volume crossed the country and became an assistant beer styles, pushing boundaries with blend that reflects on her time at Stone. brewer at San Diego’s Stone Brewing Com- strongly-hopped IPAs and using unique While the regular release beers from pany. Hollie quickly moved up the ranks to combinations of ingredients that can be Highland like Gaelic Ale and Oatmeal Porbrewer and then to brewery trainer, oversee- head-scratchingly odd but somehow still ter don’t represent a similar extreme, Hollie ing instruction for a brewhouse that creates drinkable. In comparison, Highland’s pediguarantees that when one purchases a beer almost 300,000 barrels of beer per year. gree seems reserved and cautious. Despite her success and rapid ascension Its core offering of traditional styles never from Highland, “they’re going to get the highest quality beers on the shelf.” at Stone, Hollie found herself nostalgic for strays into edgier territory. While those Highland’s core beers and seasonal offerher youth spent in the South. When a friend year-round beers won’t be changing any at Highland told her of the head brewer time soon, there is a lot of other change hap- ings like spring’s Little Hump Pale Ale are easy to find in Savannah-area package pening at Highland that includes scaled, responsible expansion and some forays into stores. While they won’t be the strangest beers you can buy, in Hollie’s words, “if you brewing more aggressive styles of beer. want a perfect pint, pick up a Highland sixHollie says “The growth plan here is a very managed growth plan. They want to do pack.” cs things right.”

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OO While it may be true that True Story is indeed based on one, the real story is how this intermittently interesting but hopelessly erratic picture bungles what should have been an easy assignment. Adapted from the book by Michael Finkel, the film finds journalist Finkel ( Jonah Hill) being given the boot at the New York Times for embellishing an important story. Following his momentary lapse in judgment continues on p. 38

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OOO There was a time when the movies convinced us that the gap in the so-called generation gap covered roughly the distance from the earth to the moon. Films such as 1955’s Rebel without a Cause and 1967’s The Graduate painted both the kids and the parents in such dissimilar terms that one group might as well have been aliens from another galaxy, futilely trying to communicate with the other species and failing miserably. In While We’re Young, the latest from writer-director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale), that gap has closed significantly, to the extent where the chasm is measured in yards rather than miles. Of course, in the real world, where many societal barriers have long collapsed, the measurement is often closer to centimeters, but that wouldn’t necessarily provide Baumbach with the dramatic tension his scenario requires. Ergo, when middle-aged couple Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia (Naomi Watts) first meet fresh-faced hipsters Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), they approach them with the same mix of awe and trepidation as Indiana Jones eyeing the golden idol in that Peruvian temple. A childless couple who are unnerved by their best friends’ recent conversion to infant worship—their friend Fletcher, played by Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, even has a tattoo made of his baby’s sonogram—Josh, a documentary filmmaker, and Cornelia, a former producer, are also the type who constantly talk of taking vacations but never get around to it. So the presence of Jamie and Darby in their lives feels like a godsend, a way to recapture their lost youth and feel vibrant again. Adding to the allure, at least for Josh, is the fact that Jamie is himself a documentarian and sees the older man as a role model. Baumbach mines an ample amount of humor and truth out of the vagaries of

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(his previous articles for the paper were all sound, demonstrating that he wasn’t a serial Stephen Glass sort), he learns that no other publication will now touch him, leaving him plenty of time to wallow in self-pity in the arms of his girlfriend Jill (Felicity Jones). But then he receives a strange phone call, one which alerts him to the fact that a man named Christian Longo ( James Franco) has just been apprehended for murdering his wife and three small children. Finkel wonders what this has to do with him until he discovers that Longo was going around identifying himself as journalist Michael Finkel. Intrigued, Finkel arranges a cell visit with Longo, and this kicks off what appears to be both a friendship—the men seem to genuinely like each other—and a business relationship, as Longo claims he’s innocent and wants to give his story exclusively to Finkel. But does he end up telling Finkel the truth, or does he just keep piling lies on top of lies? True Story is more of a character study than a murder-mystery, and for this sort of picture to work, viewers require access into the minds of its players. Think, for instance, of the “quid pro quo” sessions between Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs and how integral these sequences proved to be to the audience’s understanding of their complex relationship. True Story, on the other hand, never probes as deeply as it must, a fault that rests primarily with the script by Rupert Goold (the acclaimed British stage director making his film debut as writer-director) and David Kajganich but also with the work by its leading players. Hill and Franco aren’t bad, but their performances remain frustratingly on the surface—this is especially true of Franco, who often comes across more as a guy peeved that someone tapped out the frat-house keg than a tortured individual potentially engaged in Machiavellian maneuverings. By default, the best moment belongs to Jones, a recent Best Actress Oscar nominee for The Theory of Everything. Her role is insubstantial for the majority of the movie, but she has one terrific scene opposite Franco that makes up for the lack of attention elsewhere. True Story sports numerous ingredients for a potent drama, including a look at the often cozy nature between journalists and their subjects as well as the philosophical query of whether little lies don’t matter as long as they point to a larger truth. But the filmmakers never allow any topics to come into focus, and by the end, Michael Finkel seems even more of an opaque fig38 ure than Christian Longo. He also seems

pictures are nowhere to be found, having been replaced with Days of Our Lives-style domestic drama. At 140 minutes, this is the longest film in the series, and a bit of judicious trimming would not have been unwelcome. But why carp? Diehard fans will doubtless drool over every second, and more power to them for getting their money’s worth and then some. More casual viewers, however, might feel that this star vehicle spends a little too much time idling when it should be kicking into high gear.

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OOP Most film series have the good sense to end after two or three pictures, when the money’s been made and the franchise can’t really go any further. But then there’s the curious case of the Fast and the Furious flicks. After an OK first entry and three sequels that were basically running on empty, the franchise came roaring back with 2011’s Fast Five. The next picture, 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, was almost as good, and now we have Furious 7, which rests just below that one on the totem pole. I suspect any more additions to this franchise might be pushing it, veering the series back to the days of (ugh) 2 Fast 2 Furious. But for now, let’s just marvel at how much mileage the studio has gotten out of what’s basically 1950s-style “B” programmers supercharged for contemporary audiences. Previously on F&F: The tag at the end of Part 6 found a dapper British chap played by Jason Statham killing one of the members of the DIY family lorded over by Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel). The assassin is Deckard Shaw, brother to the villain vanquished by the speed racers in the last installment. Deckard is out for revenge, meaning no one is safe—not Dom, not Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), not married-with-child couple Brian (Paul Walker) and Mia ( Jordana Brewster), and not federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson). After Deckard places one of the gang in the hospital with severe injuries, the rest reunite with Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and

Tej (Ludacris), not only to protect one another but also to carry out an assignment at the request of a shadowy agent (Kurt Russell) who assures Dom he can help him nail Deckard. When Walker was tragically killed in a car crash halfway through production, the decision was made to complete the film rather than scrap it. To achieve that result, director James Wan and his crew employed a mix of body doubles (primarily Walker’s two brothers) and CGI to fill in any gaps, and it turns out to be a seamless job. Between these efforts as well as a touching “For Paul” coda, the film truly pays respectful tribute to the young actor. But through no fault of the filmmakers, the picture does provide some uneasy moments, as Walker’s character of Brian O’Conner repeatedly finds himself in do-or-die situations. It’s at these instances that a queasiness overtakes the adrenaline-pumping excitement—“Oh, will this be the way his character is written out of the series?”—and this thought can’t help but puncture the makebelieve fantasy with a tragic air of reality. For the most part, though, Furious 7 is fast enough not to allow such oppressive ponderings to linger. There are a pair of smashing set-pieces on display, including a daft but rousing bit involving one car and three buildings. Unfortunately, the picture can’t maintain its momentum until the end, and the final skirmish, set on nocturnal city streets, is a letdown and ultimately feels like leftover footage from The Dark Knight. The various new characters aren’t especially interesting—not even Statham’s Deckard Shaw, despite a killer (pun intended) intro scene set in a hospital – and the sorts of savory plot twists present in the previous two

OOP For a movie that spends so much time wallowing in gay panic, Get Hard should be an early frontrunner for the title of the year’s worst comedy; instead, it provides enough sharp satire on other fronts—and finds one of its stars fully coming into his own—that it easily escapes that designation. Kevin Hart has impressed me repeatedly in subpar movies, and he does so again in this picture. He’s cast as Darnell Lewis, a loving family man and the hard-working owner of a car-wash business that services the employees of a multimillion dollar corporation. One such suit is James King (Will Ferrell), a one-percenter who isn’t evil so much as self-absorbed. So when James gets falsely accused of monetary fraud and sentenced to a minimum of 10 years within the maximumsecurity walls of San Quentin, he realizes he needs someone to help him toughen up. James approaches Darnell and offers to pay him for the guidance—he doesn’t really know Darnell, but since he’s black, he surely must have served time, right? The script traffics in humor that will be tagged racist by some and commended for puncturing racism by others. There’s certainly some controversial material, but there are also a number of indisputable choice bits, such as when Darnell tells his hardluck story to James and it turns out to be the plot of Boyz N the Hood. Yet for every couple of gags that work, there’s one that falls flat. Ferrell plays his patented role of the clueless guy with a misplaced sense of selfimportance, meaning that Hart spends half the time playing straight man to Ferrell’s shtick. It’s unknown whether Hart will ever get lucky enough to land in a string of films as beloved critically as they are commercially, but he’s holding up his end of the bargain, even when his writers and directors are letting him down. CS


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Registration is now open for the next semester of the City of Savannah Citizens Academy, an eight-session program intended to immerse residents into the workings of their city government. The Academy gives residents a detailed overview of City services and policies and includes on-site visits, presentations by key City officials, and other hands-on activities. It's designed to increase awareness on how Savannah's government works. The application deadline is July 17. Interested citizens must be willing to commit to attend twice-a-week classes, which generally run 6-8pm, beginning July 28 through August 20. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted for the 2015 Academy, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. $5 entrance fee Through July 17. savannahga. gov/citizensacademy.

The City of Savannah's Weave-a-Dream Panel has issued a call for proposals for its 2015 cultural and arts projects initiative. 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.

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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 for "Your Art Here"

In its commitment to show both local and national artists, Non-Fiction is launching a new exhibition opportunity. The gallery is now seeking innovative emerging or midcareer visual artists to submit samples of their work to be considered for the award of a gallery-sponsored show. Submissions can be for a solo or group show and of any theme or media. Deadline is May 11. Through May 11. NONFICTIONGALLERY. COM/YOUR-ART-HERE/. Non-Fiction Gal-

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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. 912-447-8457. 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 ,. 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. Registration Open for Camp Aloha

Children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months are invited to attend a weekend overnight camp organized by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers. Camp Aloha will be held May 1-3, 2015 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon and is free of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Kaminsky Automotive Group. Trained volunteers and professionals will provide therapeutic activities to teach the children that they are not alone in their grief experience. Campers enjoy an array of activities such as swimming, sports, games, painting, group therapy sessions, campfires, singing, playing and making new friends who have experienced tragic losses too. Through May 1. 912-303-9442. hospicesavannah. org/campaloha. New Ebenezer Retreat Center, 2887 Ebenezer Road. Benefits

Chatham County Animal Control Seeks Donations of Items

Chatham County Animal Control seeks items for pets in the facility. Canned and dry dog and cat food, baby formula, newspaper, paper towels, soaps, crates, leashes, collars, wash cloths, towels. Open daily, 1pm-5pm. Mondays.. 912-351-6750. animalcontrol.chathamcounty.org. Chatham County Animal Shelter, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. Forsyth Farmers Market Seeks Sponsors

Market sponsors invest in a healthy community and support the local economy. Sponsorships begin at $350. Help keep food fresh and local. Tuesdays.. kristen@ forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket.com. forsythfarmersmarket. com/. Forsyth Farmers' Market, 501 Whitaker St., South End of Forysth Park. $5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities

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

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University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912Month of the Military Child 358-3160. confuciusinstitute@savannahThe Music Medicine Institute is a non-profit state.edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate. corporation for education, treatment and edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 research in the interface between music College St. Classical Guitar Instruction and medicine. Event is FREE to ages 6-10. Professional level classical instruction with For more information, contact Elizabeth a university professor. Lessons available Jacobi at 912-598-2118. FREE Saturdays, for all levels with Dr. Brian Luckett, DMA. 2-3:30 p.m.. 912-598-2118. musicmediPrivate studio in Starland District. $25/half cine.org/index.php. Southwest Chatham hour, $45/hour. brian@brianluckett.com. Library, 14097 Abercorn St. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers (brianluckett.com. Savannah Chatham County Animal Control Clay Classes Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers seeks volunteers to serve various tasks handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade as needed by the shelter. No prior animal tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351shelter experience is necessary. Newly 4578. sav..claystudio@gmail.com. trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Poten- Boating Classes Classes on boat handling, boating safety tial volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are Auxiliary. See website or call to register. welcome. Volunteers must be at least 912-897-7656. savannahaux.com. 17-years-old. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. Color Exploration & Beyond jlewis01@savannahga.gov. Projects rooted in the lessons of color. From color relationships and mixing Classes, Camps & Workshops Art Classes at The Studio School experiments to color creation. There are a Ongoing weekly drawing and painting million things to learn about color. Choose classes for youth and adults. See website, a two or four class session. Ages 8-12. send email or call for details. 912-484First 10 students to sign up for the 4/25 6415. melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. class attend for free. $30.00 per class, inthestudioschoolsavannah.com. cludes materials April 25-May 7, 10-11:30 Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching a.m. 912-388-1939. artlabsavannah@gmail. Coaching for all ages, beginners through com. artlabsavannah.com/#!classes-foradvanced. Classic, modern, jazz improviza- kids/cbhe. ArtLab, 2417 Waters Ave. DUI Prevention Group tion and theory. Serious inquiries only. Offers victim impact panels for intoxi912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Beading Classes cated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadseeking knowledge about the dangers of shop, 6 West State Street. Check website driving while impaired. A must see for teen calendar or call for info. 912-441-2656. drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912perlinabeadshop.com. 443-0410. This is a regular Bikram Yoga class. ongoing. 912.356.8280. bikramyogasavannah. com.

Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

Sewing lessons for all ages and skill levels. Private and Group classes. Tuesdays.. 912596-0889. kleossewingstudio.com. Kleo's Sewing Studio, 36 W. Broughton St. #201.

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

Savannah Musicians Institute offers 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-winLife Coaching ning Savannah author offers one-on-one Group & individual life coaching with a Cer- or small group classes, mentoring, manuEarn the New Standard in HR Certification tified Life Coach. Plan for a career change, script critique, ebook formatting. Email Establish yourself as a globally-recognized new lifestyle, or an opportunity to pursue for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. human resource expert by earning the new creative or business projects. Step-by-step pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. Photography Classes standard in HR certification: SHRM Certiguidance to fulfill aspirations. In person Beginner photography to post production. fied Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM or telephone sessions. Thursdays.. 912Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour Senior Certified Professional (SHRM596-1952. info@roiseandassociates.com. class. See website for complete class list. SCP™). These professional certifications Downtown Savannah, downtown. Love Your Body 410-251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotogcan open doors for professional advanceA series of 4 workshops designed to raphy.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. ment, serve to harmonize standards Piano Lessons inspire you to love your body as it is. Uswith changing expectations and signal to Piano lessons with a classically trained employers advanced professional develop- ing the powerful tools of forrest yoga and holistic nutrition, you will engage in guided instructor, with theater and church experiment. They reflect what HR practitioners ence. 912-312-3977. ongoing. georgianeed to know to be leaders in their organi- self-inquiry that will build a foundation for musicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Music greater self-love and compassion. Come zations and in the profession. $965 SHRM Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. to our free info session April 4th, 3p.m. member / $1040 non-SHRM member Piano Voice-Coaching Workshop runs every Saturday 4/11-5/2, Through May 11, 6-9 p.m. 912-478-1763. Pianist with M/degree,classical modern from 1-3 p.m. Advanced registration proftrainingmgmt@georgiasouthern. jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call required by April 10th. Workshops will be edu. academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/ programs/professionaldevelopment/shrm- led by Lauren MacDonald, certified Forrest 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. Yoga Instructor and Jesse Rosenblum, cert/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Pole Fitness Classes Holistic Nutrition Consultant. $100 nonGeorgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. English as Second Language Classes Pole dancing is a beautiful artform, and a members/$75 syc members Saturdays, Learn conversational English, comprehen- 1-3 p.m.. 912.308.8297 or 912.656.2701. combination of dance, flexibility and gymsion, vocabulary and life communication rosenblum.jesse@gmail.com. savannahyo- nastics. Pole dancing has quickly become skills. All ages. Thursdays, 7:30pm, Island ga.com/events/love-your-body-challenge/. one of the most popular forms of fun and Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 savannahyoga.com. Savannah Yoga Center exercise for women. It can help you lose East. Free. 912-897-3604. islandchristian. weight, gain beautiful muscle tone, make Pooler, 111 Canal Street. Music Instruction org. you stronger than ever and build confiFamily Law Workshop Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of dence like no other form of exercise can. The Mediation Center has three workshops Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering instruc- Join us on Tuesday nights and get fitter per month for people who do not have legal tion by professional musicians. Band inand stronger than you've ever been, with representation in a family matter: divorce, struments, violin, piano, drums and guitar. this amazing full body workout. Schedule legitimation, modifications of child support, All ages welcome. ongoing. 912-358-0054. TBA $20 Every other Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.


912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Reading/Writing Tutoring

Ms. Dawn’s Tutoring in reading, writing, and composition. Remedial reading skills, help with borderline dyslexia, to grammar, term paper writing, and English as a Second Language. Fun methods for children to help them learn quickly. 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. 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

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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.

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Over 50 vendors have been invited and they will have Petie, the Peach State Pup and McGruff, the crime dog in attendance. They will also have four health education workshops that participants can attend. Finally, there will be summer camp information and vendors in attendance to assist the students’ parents with safe and productive play for their children during the summer. This event is open to the public. Free Tue., April 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. White Bluff Elementary School, 9902 White Bluff Rd. 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 and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912484-0628. Downtown Savannah, down-

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1 “I don’t give ___!” 5 Quad quarters 9 “___ American Life” 13 Twinkie filling 14 “Point taken” 15 Part of NASCAR 16 Dry 17 Agreement 18 2001 Microsoft debut 19 Star of the most recent Academy Award winner for Best Picture 21 “With parsley,” on French menus 23 Brokerage firm with “talking baby” ads 24 “Lawrence of Arabia,” e.g. 25 Cup holder? 28 Love sickness? 29 Heavenly sphere 31 Procure 33 Central Internet computer 36 One of Tony’s confidants on “The Sopranos” 37 Molecular matter 39 Being broadcast 41 Cacophonies 42 “Amelie” star Audrey 44 “Thor” actress Alexander 46 “Oh, but you must!” 48 Secretive U.S. govt. group 49 Employer of Agts. Mulder and Scully 52 Pea holder 53 Bills, later on

55 Just barely enough signal, on some phones 57 “Battlestar Galactica” baddie 58 Lump 59 Team-based pub offering 62 No-private matter? 64 Spread out 65 Major in astronomy? 66 “American Horror Story” actress Lily 67 “My Dinner with ___” 68 Apple chemical banned in the 1980s 69 1990s puzzle game set in an island world 70 2008 World Series runner-ups

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1 “Arrested Development” star Will 2 That little “ding” when you get a treat? 3 “... ___ man with seven wives” 4 Febreze target, sometimes 5 Chip’s target 6 “August: ___ County” (2013 Streep film) 7 Newsy summaries 8 Where measurement offenders may be sent? 9 Coach for hire 10 Action center 11 Judge Lance of the O.J. Simpson case 12 “Red” or “White” team

13 Green vegetables, casually 20 Device that utters “Um, step away from the car, maybe?” 22 Final Four initials 25 Someone who thinks exactly the same way you do? 26 Make a shambles of 27 Impersonates 30 “Argo” star Affleck 32 Fashion designer Gernreich 34 911 respondents 35 Sovereignty, in India 37 “Take ___ from me” 38 Singer Cruz 40 “At Seventeen” singer Janis 43 Covered with grease 45 1920 Preakness and Belmont winner 47 Kind of mirror or street 50 Farm equipment 51 “Fame” singer/actress Cara 54 Nose-in-the-air types 56 “Absolutely Fabulous” mom 57 Alexander I, for one 59 Sine ___ non 60 Address on a business card 61 “Rhythm ___ Dancer” (Snap! single) 63 Rent out

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Writing Your Memoir

Memoir is a nonfiction, literary art form that relies heavily on storytelling techniques derived from fiction, and is formed around the memory and observation of the author. Students will survey and work from the memoir canon, including Mary Karr’s The Liars Club, Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking and others to inform their own writing. Upon completion of the course, students will have the first chapter of their own memoir complete. Creative Writing 1 and 2, is suggested but not required. $175 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. 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 non-player 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.

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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. 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. Ink Slingers Writing Group

A free creative writing group for writers of poetry, prose, or undefinable creative ventures. Meets every other Wednesday. Discussion of exercises, ideas, or already in progress pieces. See Facebook page savinkslingers. Every other Wednesday.. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. 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

day, 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

Meets every Wednesday. Different locations Beginner classes Tuesdays and Thursdowntown. Call for info. No fees. Want to days for six weeks. $60. Some equipment learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. provided. After completing the class, join Knittin’ Night the Savannah Fencing Club; $5/month. Knit and crochet gathering held each Experienced fencers welcome. Tuesdays, Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels Thursdays.. 912-429-6918. savannahfencwelcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-238ing@aol.com. Savannah Go Green 0514. wildfibresavannah.com/. Wild Fibre, Meets most Saturdays. Green events and 409 East Liberty St. Low Country Turners places. Share ways to Go Green each day. A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Steve Cook for info at number below. ongo- Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings open to the public the ing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies 4th Monday each month, Sept. through Auxiliary June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub. Meets the first Saturday of the month at org. barnesrestaurant.com. Barnes Res1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-786taurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. Savannah Newcomers Club 4508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Open to women who have lived in the Rowland Ave. National Association of Women in Construction Savannah area for less than two years. April Meeting Membership includes monthly luncheon Join us in welcoming Lydia Ramsey, and program. Activities, tours and events president and founder of Manners That to help learn about Savannah and make Sell, as guest speaker. She offers business new friends. ongoing. savannahnewcomeretiquette coaching to corporations, assosclub.com. Savannah Parrot Head Club ciations, colleges and universities around Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check the world. Registration and networking website for events calendar or send an begin at 11:30am, and the meeting will email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. begin promptly at 12:00pm. Meeting fee savannahphc@yahoo.com. savannahphc. includes lunch. $20 members, $30 guests com. Mon., April 27, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. tlarson@ Society for Creative Anachronism kernengineering.com. thepirateshouse. com. The Pirate's House, 20 East Broad St. Meets every Saturday at the south end Philo Cafe of Forsyth Park for fighter practice and Discussion group that meets every Mongeneral 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

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. 912-484-6710. 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. fourth Tuesday of every month.. savannahwritersgroup.blogspot.com. Tertulia en español at Foxy Loxy

Spanish conversation table. Meets second and fourth Thursday of each month. 7:30pm to 9pm at Foxy Loxy, 1919 Bull street. All levels welcome. Free. Purchase beverages and snacks. fourth Thursday of every month.. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

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

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

Waving Girls--Smocking Arts Guild of America

The Waving Girls welcomes smockers and all those who create fine heirloom items. At each meeting there is an opportunity to learn and share our work. The group makes over 100 "wee care" gowns for memorial hospital each year. fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912 536 1447. debcreation@hotmail.com. smocking.org. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

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Adult Ballet Class

Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-8745. Adult Intermediate Ballet

Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. Wednesdays. 912-921-2190. Beginner and intermediate ballet, modern dance, barre fusion, barre core body sculpt, gentle stretch & tone. Tuesdays.. 912-925-0903. theballetschoolsav.com. Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn St. Argentine Tango

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

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. Ballroom Group Dance Class

Weekly ballroom dance classes focus on two types of dance each month. Open to partners/couples or to solos. The $35 for 4 weeks or $10 drop in Mondays, 7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. 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. 912-596-0889. 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. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

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

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.

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 Lake Mayer is offering free dance and fit4-17 currently enrolled in the program. ness classes for all ages every Thursday, in Prepares youth for social and/or competiHappenstance Bellydance the Community Center. 9:30 am and 10:30 tive dancing. $15/person Saturdays, 10 All levels and styles of bellydance welam is the "Little Movers" class for toddlers. a.m. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@ come. Classes every Monday, 5:30-6:30pm. 12:00 pm Lunch Break Fitness. 1:30 pm gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing. Drop-ins welcome. $15/lesson Mondays, Super Seniors. 5:30 pm youth hip hop. 6:30 com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 5:30 p.m.. (912) 704-2940. happenstancepm Adult African Fitness. FREE ongoing, Travis Street. bellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebel- 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 912-652-6780. sdavis@ LaBlast- Dance Fitness designed by Louis Van Amstel from DWTS lydance.wordpress.com. Anahata Healing chathamcounty.org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Created by world renowned dancer and Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. Montgomery Crossroads. C.C. Express Dance Team FUNdamentals Dance Lesson ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" profesWednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or Group dance lessons every Tuesday and sional, Louis Van Amstel, LaBlast uniquely tap dance experience is necessary. Call Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesday: fundamental combines a wide variety of ballroom dance Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesstyles and music genres. Do the Cha Cha 0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, day: advanced elements. $15/person $25/ Cha, Disco, Jive, Merengue, Salsa and Windsor Forest. couple Tuesdays, 8 p.m. and Wednesdays, Samba set to everything from pop and Dance for Peace 8 p.m.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@ rock to hip-hop and country – and burn fat A weekly gathering to benefit locals in gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing. and blast calories! No experience and no need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 partner necessary. $15.00 drop in or 10 Donations of nonperishable food and gently Travis Street. classes for $80.00 Mondays, 6-7 p.m. and Home Cookin' Cloggers used or new clothing are welcomed. Free Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 912.312.3549. reserveWednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. todance@gmail.com. salondebailedancesRecreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No tudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 912-547-6449. xavris21@yahoo.com. Forbeginner classes at this time. Call Claudia 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. syth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Dance Lessons (Salsa, Bachata) Line Dancing Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Learn to dance Salsa & Bachata. For info, Irish Dance Classes Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult call Austin (912-704-8726) or Omar (Span- Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pmcontinues on p. 44 Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. ish - 787-710-6721). Thursdays. 912-7048726. salsa@salsasavannah.com. salsasavannah.com. Great Gatsby, 408 West Broughton Street. Free Dance Thursdays at Lake Mayer

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. Dance: The Little Mermaid

The Savannah Ballet Theatre presents this beloved Disney classic about a mermaid who would give up the world she knows for the man she loves. $25 Fri., April 24, 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. 912-525-5050. savannahboxoffice.com. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Disco Hustle Dance Class

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Free will astrology ARIES

March 21-April 19

If you’re stumped about what present to give someone for a special occasion, you might buy him or her a gift card. It’s a piece of plastic that can be used as cash to buy stuff at a store. The problem is, a lot of people neglect to redeem their gift cards. They leave them in drawers and forget about them. Financial experts say there are currently billions of dollars going to waste on unredeemed gift cards. This is your metaphor of the moment, Aries. Are there any resources you’re not using? Any advantages you’re not capitalizing on? Any assets you’re ignoring? If so, fix the problem.

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

I usually have no objection to your devoted concern(I won’t use the phrase “manic obsession”) with security and comfort. But there are rare phases in every Taurus’s life cycle when ironclad stability becomes a liability. Cruising along in a smooth groove threatens to devolve into clunking along in a gutless rut. Now is such a phase. As of this moment, it is healthy for you to seek out splashes of unpredictability. Wisdom is most likely to grow from uncertainty. Joy will emerge from an eagerness to treasure the unknown.

GEMINI

May 21-June 20

There may be a flood-like event that will wash away worn-out stuff you don’t need any more. There might be an earthquaketype phenomenon that only you can feel, and it might demolish one of your rotten obstacles. There could be a lucky accident that will knock you off the wrong course(which you might have thought was the right course). All in all, I suspect it will be a very successful week for benevolent forces beyond your control. How much skill do you have in the holy art of surrender?

CANCER

June 21-July 22

APRIL 22-29, 2015

What is your biggest excuse? Or rather, what is your THICKEST, SICKEST, MOST DEBILITATING EXCUSE? We all have one: a reason we tell ourselves about why it’s difficult to live up to our potential; a presumed barrier that we regard as so deeply rooted that we will never be able to break its spell on us. Maybe it’s a traumatic memory. Maybe it’s a physical imperfection or a chronic fear. In accordance with the current astrological omens, Cancerian, you’d be wise to do an audit and reassessment of your own LAMEST EXCUSE. I suspect you now have insight about it that you’ve never had before. I also think you have more power than usual to at least partially dismantle it.

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July 23-Aug. 22

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If you were a supporting character in a popular TV drama, the producers would be cooking up a spin-off show with you in a starring role. If you were in an indie rock band, you’d be ready to move from per-

forming at 300-seat venues to clubs with an audience capacity of 2,000. If you have always been just an average egocentric romantic like the rest of us, you might be on the verge of becoming a legend in your own mind -- in which case it would be time to start selling T-shirts, mugs, and calendars with your image on them. And even if you are none of the above, Leo, I suspect you’re ready to rise to the next level.

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Free at last! Free at last! Thanks to the Lord of the Universe or the Flying Spaghetti Monster or a burst of crazy good luck, you are free at last! You are free from the burden that made you say things you didn’t mean! You are free from the seductive temptation to rent, lease, or even sell your soul! Best of all, you are free from the mean little voice in your head -- you know, the superstitious perfectionist that whispers weird advice based on fearful delusions! So now what will you do, my dear? You have escaped *from* the cramped, constricted conditions. Maybe you can escape *to* wide-open spaces that will unleash the hidden powers of your imagination.

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

“To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first,” says Libra actress and activist Janeane Garofalo. I can think of other ways to measure bravery, but for your immediate future, her definition will serve just fine. Your ultimate test will be to freely give your tenderness and compassion and empathy -- without any preconditions or expectations. For the sake of your own integrity and mental health, be steadfast in your intention to always strike the first blow for peace, love, and understanding.

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

It will soon be that time when you are halfway between your last birthday and your next birthday. I invite you to make this a special occasion. Maybe you can call it your anti-birthday or unbirthday. How to celebrate? Here are some ideas: 1. Imagine who you would be if you were the opposite of yourself. 2. Write a list of all the qualities you don’t possess and the things you don’t need and the life you don’t want to live. 3. Try to see the world through the eyes of people who are unlike you. 4. Extend a warm welcome to the shadowy, unripe, marginal parts of your psyche that you have a hard time accepting, let alone loving. 5. Any other ways you can think of to celebrate your anti-birthday?

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

As I climb the first hill along my regular hike, both sides of the path are dominated by a plant with glossy, three-lobed leaves. They’re so exuberant and cheerful, I’m tempted to caress them, even rub my face in their bright greenery. But I refrain, because they are poison oak. One touch

would cause my skin to break out in an inflamed rash that would last for days. I encourage you, too, to forgo contact with any influence in your own sphere that is metaphorically equivalent to the alluring leaves of the poison oak.

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Today the French Capricorn painter Henri Matisse(1869-1954) is regarded as a foremost pioneer of modern art. Some critics say his innovative influence on painting nearly matched Picasso’s. But during the first part of the 20th century, his work often provoked controversy. When a few of his paintings appeared at a major exhibition in Chicago, for example, local art students were shocked by what they called its freakishness. They held a mock trial, convicted Matisse of artistic crimes, and burned his painting *Blue Nude* in effigy. I don’t expect that you will face reactions quite as extreme as that in the coming weeks, Capricorn. But it will make sense to express yourself with such forceful creativity and originality that you risk inciting strong responses.

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Leonardo da Vinci had skills in many fields, ranging from botany to engineering to cartography, but he is best known as a painter. And yet in his 67 years on the planet, he finished fewer than 40 paintings. He worked at a very gradual pace. The *Mona Lisa* took him 14 years! That’s the kind of deliberate approach I’d like to see you experiment with in the coming weeks, Aquarius. Just for a while, see what it’s like to turn down your levels of speed and intensity. Have you heard of the Slow Food Movement? Have you read Carl Honoré’s book *In Praise of Slowness*? Do you know about Slow Travel, Slow Media, and Slow Fashion?

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

Modern movies don’t scrimp on the use of the f-bomb. Actors in *The Wolf of Wall Street* spat it out 569 times. The wordthat-rhymes-with-cluck was heard 326 times in *End of Watch,* while *Brooklyn’s Finest* racked up 270 and *This Is the End* erupted with an even 200. But this colorful word hasn’t always been so prominent a feature. Before 1967, no actor had ever uttered it on-screen. That year, Marianne Faithfull let it fly in the film *I’ll Never Forget What’s’isname.* In the coming weeks, Pisces, I invite you to break a taboo that’s maybe not as monumental as Faithfull’s quantum leap, but still fabulously fun and energizing. Be a liberator! End the repression! Release the blocked vitality!

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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

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Call or see website Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Insanity Workout Group Class approach to self defense. With over 37 for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savanINSANITY turns old-school interval trainyears of experience, Roger D'Onofrio will nahpilates.com. pilatessavannah.com/. ing on its head. Work flat out in 3 to 5-min teach you solutions, which are aggresMomentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson blocks, and take breaks only long enough sive, simple and effective, to the violent Ave. Pregnancy Yoga situations of today. Note: these are private to gulp some air and get right back to Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thurssessions for adults only. ongoing. 912-308- work. It's called Max Interval Training, bedays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, cause it keeps your body working at maxi7109. ddt_910@yahoo.com. Fitness Classes at the JEA mum capacity through your entire workout. labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aero$120. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912$10 or $80 for 10 fitness classes Sundays, bics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. 11 a.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@ 704-7650. ann@aikyayoga.com. savannaPrices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. hyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 912-355-8811. savj.org. savannahjea. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Bull St. Qigong Classes org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Memorial Drive. Krav Maga Self Defense Class Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group Bring your daughter, sister, mother and and longer life. Classes offer a time to For anyone caring for senior citizens with girlfriends to a self-defense class sponlearn the exercises and perform them in any affliction or illness. Second Saturday sored by the Rape Crisis Center from 3:00 a group setting. Class length averages 60 of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah to 5:00 at Asbury United Methodist Church min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. located at 1008 E. Henry Street. $10 dona- ongoing. qigongtim.com/. Anahata Healing Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of tions accepted. Sun., April 26, 3-5 p.m. 912- Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. support for the caregiving they provide. 233-3000. receptionist@rccsav.org. Asbury Renagade Workout Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 ongoing. savannahcommons.com. Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Free Dance and Fitness Classes at Lake Mayer Henry St. am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Every Thursday. 9:30am-10:15am TodKung Fu School: Ving Tsun Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world's fastdler Class. 12pm-1pm Adult Lunch 376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. est growing martial arts style. Uses angles Montgomery Crossroads. Break Dance Class. 1:30pm-2:30pm and leverage to turn an attacker's strength Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club Super Seniors Workout. 5:30pm-6:15pm A chartered running club of the Road against him. Call for info on free trial Youth African Dance Fitness (ages 6-12). Runners Association of America. Monthly classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White 6:30pm-7:30pm Adult African Dance Fittraining sessions and seminars. Weekly ness. Wear comfortable clothing. Free and Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-9241. Latin Cardio runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or open to the public. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. 7:30 p.m.. 912-652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 A cardio-based workout class designed to 912-349-2756. savannahpoweryoga.com/. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd.

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Rock'n Body Fitness Bootcamp

Ultimate outdoor power workout! Group physical training program conducted by former military personnel. Build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals lasting approx. 45 minutes. First Class FREE Mondays-Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 912-675-0952. rocknbodyfitnessbootcamp@gmail.com. rocknbodyfitnessbootcamp.com. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Ladies Day at Savannah Climbing Coop

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

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

With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. SIZZLE- Dance Cardio

The hottest cardio class to keep or get you in shape for summer. Sizzle is designed to give you cardio, strengthening, and stretch training that you need for that bikini body. Enroll now and get the first class free. $10.00 or $80 for 10 classes Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile. dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout

Lose calories while dancing and kick-boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. Turtle Trot 5k Beach Run/Walk

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The Tybee Island Marine Science Center hosts their 11th Annual Turtle Trot 5k Beach Run/Walk to support the Tybee Sea Turtle Project, the Sea Turtle Conservation Fund and to kick off the beginning of Georgia’s sea turtle nesting season. Preregistration online ends Thursday, April 23 at noon and packets will be available for pickup Friday, April 24 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and the morning of the race at 7 a.m. at the Pier and Pavilion. $25 Sat., April 25, 8 a.m. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Yoga with Emily

Start your weekend out right with certified Forrest yoga instructor Emily Fraser in the cafe. The class is open to all levels; please bring your own mat. Space is limited, so please register with customer service or by emailing Hillary. Free Sat., April 25, 8-9 a.m. 912.358.5829. hillary.bradbury@ wholefoods.com. Whole Foods Market, 1821 East Victory Drive. Zumba Fitness (R) with April

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

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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. Stand Out Youth

A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see 46 website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-657-

1966. 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. Literary Events

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

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

A midnight version of this monthly openmic showcase that incorporates music, poetry, visual art, and many other artistic forms of expression. Sign up begins at 11:30 pm. Brought to you by Spitfire Poetry Group, with support from The Performing Arts Collective of Savannah, Muse Arts Warehouse, DJ Doc Ock. $5 Spitters. $7 Sitters. Last Saturday of every month, 11:30 p.m.. musesavannah.org. musesavannah.org/. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Tea Time at Ola's (Book Club)

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

Visit savannahzencenter.com for location, schedule & events. Teacher: Un Shin Beach, Sensei. Newcomers and all lineages welcome. Children of all ages welcome. Suggested donation $10. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Catholic Singles

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

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

Daily meditation is offered at Studio ZhaZhee. Each session is unique and designed to benefit those in attendance. Tea is served at 5:30am and 7:30pm. Please, come as You are. I look forward to sitting with You! By Donation Through June 3, 4:30-6:30, 8-9 a.m., 12:30-1 & 6:307:30 p.m. 912-231-3612. studiozhazhee@ gmail.com. calendly.com/studiozhazhee. studiozhazhee.com. Studio ZhaZhee LLC, 125 W Duffy st. 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. Healer's Circle

This is a call-to-action for all balanced Savannah energy practitioners of all modalities and styles, as well as those willing to learn and those wishing to be practiced on by a group of talented beings. The circle will be guided by group conscious and focus on developing energy work and skills as a team and unit. By donation Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8-8:30 p.m.. 912-231-3612. studiozhazhee@gmail.com. calendly.com/ studiozhazhee. studiozhazhee.com. Studio ZhaZhee LLC, 125 W Duffy st. Jazz Sabbath and Dinner

Featuring local jazz musicians Mitch Hennes, Bill Smith, Calvin Barnes and Eric Jones with the vocal stylings of Kelly Blackmarr Carlile. The evening features some of the congregation's familiar melodies, some new composed melodies to familiar prayers, Psalms and song lyrics from the prayer book, and some music from the traditional Jazz songbook. Dinner follows the service. Free to attend service, $6 for dinner Fri., April 24, 6 p.m. 912-2331547 ext. 301. mickveisrael.org. Temple Mickve Israel, 20 E. Gordon St. 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 Whea-

ton 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. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

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

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. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. 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

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


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