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An Evening with Sue Monk Kidd

The author of the best-selling novel, The Secret Life of Bees, appears with her latest work, The Invention of Wings. 6 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. $15

Film: The Lonely Lady

In honor of Pia Zadora's 61st birthday, the Psychotronic Film Society presents this film, the last major theatrical film to star the marginally talented actress and singer. Come prepared to howl at this jaw-dropping misfire that has never been released on DVD anywhere in the world and also features young Ray Liotta in a key role. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

Thursday / 7 One Big Question Seminar

This year’s event by Senior Citizens, Inc. focuses on one important question, Heroes: Why Do They Rise and Fall? and features a diverse lineup of educational and inspiring lectures from distinguished local and regional speakers. Program pricing includes all five lectures and lunch. 9 a.m.-4 p.m First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. $75

Savannah Preservation Festival

The Historic Savannah Foundation hosts this educational festival that demonstrates what makes Savannah unique. Events include the Preservation Awards ceremony, an opening lecture and reception, a home tour and art auction, and the first-ever neighborhood block party in the historic Thomas Square Streetcar district. May 7-9 myHSF.org

Tea in the Garden

Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in Davenport House’s beautiful courtyard garden. This performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs. Reservations recommended. 4:15 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $18 912-236-8097. info@davenporthousemuseum.org. davenporthousemuseum.org

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Concert: The Barefoot Movement

Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene." 8 p.m Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80.

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Young Bulgarian-German pianist Robin Giesbrecht will present a concert of the works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Scriabin, and Liszt. He is an undergraduate Student of Scholastic Distinction at The Juilliard School, and the recipient of the Vladimir Horowitz Scholarship. In 2013 he was appointed “Steinway Artist.†Recitals have taken him through Europe, as well as overseas to China, the Philippines, Singapore, and the Kingdom of Brunei. In the United States he has appeared in New York Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie’s Weill Hall. Childcare available at no charge. 7:30-9 p.m Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Road (The Landings). Free; donations accepted 912-598-1188 between 2 and 5 p.m. weekdays

Lawyers Guns & Money Sporting Clays Tournament

The shoot attracts hundreds for an afternoon of marksmanship followed by a party featuring a boat raffle, silent auction, barbecue, beer and wine, and live music by the Train Wrecks. Proceeds go towards the American Diabetes Association. Forest City Gun Club, 9203 Ferguson Avenue. $600 for a four-man team, $25 for after-party

Tea in the Garden

Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in Davenport House’s beautiful courtyard garden. This performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs. Reservations recommended. 4:15 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $18 912-236-8097. info@davenporthousemuseum.org. davenporthousemuseum.org

Theatre: Boeing, Boeing

Winner: 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play. This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each a beautiful airline hostess. May 8, 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. 912-232-0018. collectiveface.org

Saturday / 9 Art of Diplomacy free family day/ Sketch Walk

Winston Churchill painted not only as a hobby to escape work but also as a kind of life philosophy. His paintings embody all the elements that make sketching a wonderful activity. Come by the Jepson Center to tour the exhibit The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting and discuss why painting was

integral to Churchill's life. Then meet at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum for sketching. Free Family Day: 1-4 p.m. Jepson Center tour: 12-12:45 pm Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum: 2:305 pm Ages: Teen to adult Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Free (Registration Required) telfair.org/learn/classes/adult/

Beach Bum Open Volleyball Tournament

The EVP Beach Volleyball Tour is the largest beach volleyball tour in the United States with 20 events held across the country from March through September. An estimated 140 teams are expected to attend with at least 20 courts of play. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Free to attend

Concert: Francine Reed

Francine Reed, known to most of the world as Lyle Lovett's duet and back-up vocalist, has become one of Georgia's most treasured artists as evidenced in her recent induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. 8 p.m Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street.


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Discovering 1820s Savannah: Early Bird's Walking Tour of the City Isaiah Knew

Explore Savannah on this 2.5-mile early morning walk. Admission may be purchased the morning of. 8 a.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $21 912-236-8097. info@davenporthousemuseum.org. davenporthousemuseum.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

Huge Yard Sale

Enjoy over 15 vendors packed with household items, quilts, books, furniture, and much more. Join park staff for a Picnic in the Park at noon and games afterwards. Advanced registration two days prior is required. 8 a.m.-1 p.m Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee 912-598-2300

Maritime Arts Festival

This celebration of regional maritime arts and crafts features activities for children (temporary tattoos, pond yacht sailing, life at sea demonstrations and music) as well as booths featuring artists and artisans displaying and selling jewelry, ceramics, ship models, fabrics, assemblages and original paintings and photographs. Free admission to North Garden and Museum all day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

National Train Day

Coastal Heritage Society and Georgia State Railroad Museum welcomes all to come and celebrate Amtrak's National Train Day, featuring special programming and tours highlighting the importance of trains and railroads in the development of Savannah, Georgia. Lots to experience for all ages. 9 a.m.-5 p.m Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. $10/adults, $6/kids ages 2-12 912.651.2338 x217. chsgeorgia.org

Old Time Country Dance

Savannah Folk Music Society presents this dance with music by Glow In The Dark. 7:30 p.m Notre Dame Academy, 1709 Bull St.

Pet Care and Adoption Fair

Services available include low-cost pet vaccinations, heartworm testing, low-cost pet micro-chipping. Meet a breed with the Savannah Kennel Club and enjoy a kid's carnival with bounce houses, cake walk, and more. 100% of the proceeds benefit both Jacob G. Smith Elementary School and the participating local pet rescue agencies. 12-3 p.m Jacob G. Smith Elementary School, Lamara Street (one block east of Habersham Village).

Punk Rock Movie Night

Join the Sentient Bean for a monthly series of movies directly inspired by punk music, fashion or general attitude. The movie will start promptly at 8PM. Admission is free for customers. Attendees are invited to discuss and or promote any events or shows happening around town. second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Rivers Rock

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper presents this fundraiser, featuring the Accomplices. 3-6 p.m Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. ogeecheeriverkeeper.org

Savannah Fire Flea

This flea market provides a retail outlet for emerging artisans, designers, vintage dealers and food service businesses in the Savannah area. 10 a.m.-5 p.m Music Festival Grounds, 425 Speedway Blvd.

Savannah Philharmonic: Season Finale: Brahms, Wagner & Strauss Featuring internationally acclaimed piano soloist Michael Hauber. Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1; Wagner's Overture to Rienzi; and Strauss's Rosenkavalier Suite. 7:30 p.m Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $16 to $70 savannahphilharmonic.org

Theatre: Boeing, Boeing

Winner: 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play. This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each a beautiful airline hostess. May 9, 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. call for times and pricing. 912-232-0018. collectiveface.org

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Wilmington Island Farmers Market

Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, honey, meats, poultry, granola, coffee, pasta, pecans, popsicles, ice cream. Bobby and Claudia Deen join the market on May 16 for a health and wellness chat and a book signing. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 111 Walthour Rd @ Islands Community Church. wifarmersmarket.org

Sunday / 10 Concert: From Shetland to Galicia

The program by the Goliards will consist of Celtic music from the Middle Ages into the early Renaissance, and will be sung in Scots, Irish, Breton, Latin and GallegoPortuguese, and accompanied by players of period instruments. The program will contain some of the most ancient surviving Celtic music. 3 p.m St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts.

Concert: Savannah Children's Choir

The spring concert features a tribute to the choir’s graduating 8th graders, each of whom will conduct a song in the concert. The King of Pops, providers of fresh, allnatural frozen treats, will be on hand. 3 p.m Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. $10 savannahchoir.org

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George Williams will read an excerpt from the title story of his latest collection, The Valley of Happiness, and will talk about writing, teaching, and editing fiction. 4 p.m Flannery O’onnor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.

Theatre: Boeing, Boeing

Winner: 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play. This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self­styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each a beautiful airline hostess. May 10, 3 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. 912-232-0018. collectiveface.org

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and a moderated 15 minute Q/A to follow, and we will continue the conversation after the event at the American Legion Post 135 bar. Monday, 7 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Free

Tuesday / 12 GreenDrinks Savannah

A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. Check the "GreenDrinks Savannah" facebook page. second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m Z2 (Zunzi's II), 9 Drayton Street. Free to attend. Cash bar.

Richmond Hill Farmer's Market

Vendors include Hardwicke Farms, Sage Wishes, FraLi Gourmet, Savannah River Farms, Woodland Swamp Farm, Sikes Honey, Foods of the Farm, and Farm Fresh Produce. There will also be free balloons, reusable shopping bags, corn hole, and a bouncy house. 2-7 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill.

Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

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

Wednesday / 13 Film: Mystery James Mason Film

The late, great British actor James Mason passed away in 1984 at the age of 75, but his shadow looms large over the entire film industry to this day. For this special screening, the Psychotronic Film Society will unveil one of Mason's least-known movies, a guilty pleasure for fans of obscure cinema. The exact title will remain a secret until showtime. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

Theatre: The Story of Humans and Their Fundamental Needs

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Montessori great lesson of the same name that describes the fundamental needs of all humans. The musical features many lively songs and skits all written by the students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at Charles Ellis. A rain date of May 14th at 6:30 is planned in the event of bad weather. Tickets will be sold in the Ellis Media Center starting Monday, May 5th. 6:30-8 p.m Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, 220 E 49th Street. $5 912-201-5470. trent.kissinger@sccpss.com


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Where is the next Baltimore? Baltimore’s median household income is $41,000 a year, Savannah’s $34,888. The key number, though—and the real number around which this entire discussion It was only a matter of time should revolve—is the poverty rate. before Savannah exploded. Baltimore’s poverty rate is 23.8 percent. In the more than three Savannah’s poverty rate is 26 percent. decades I have called this It’s a stubbornly intractable number that city home, Savannah has has remained virtually unchanged through been a combustible mix of povthe decades and through the generations. erty, crime, and hopelessUnchanged despite Savannah’s transness, uncomfortably formation from Jim Crow segregation to a juxtaposed against majority-black City government… despite rich history, friendly people, venerable instituour growing tourism industry… despite our tions and pockets of old-money affluence. The two Savannahs have mostly gone unreconciled. new status as a magnet for ambitious and artistic young people. – The Washington Post It’s a daunting enigma which, unless solved, has the potential to make a mockery OK, I LIED. That is indeed a quote from the Washington Post’s Michael A. Fletcher. of all our best-laid plans for success. The truth is that no matter how many But I replaced his word “Baltimore” with hipsters and tourists and big-thinking, “Savannah.” deep-pocketed entrepreneurs come here to Read it again and see how interchangeopen breweries and retail stores and start able the sentiments, and the cities, are. burlesque troupes and go on ghost tours, Fletcher wrote that piece on April 28, as with Baltimore all it would take is one as parts of Baltimore burned following match to set it ablaze and send all those the death of Freddie Gray at the hands folks packing the very next day. of police officers, six of whom were subseThe kindling is already here, ready to quently charged with murder You’ve probably read a number of insight- light. It very nearly caught on fire last summer with the police shooting of Charles ful pieces like Fletcher’s in response to the unrest in Baltimore. One of the best was an Smith under much less egregious circuminterview with David Simon, creator of The stances than Freddie Gray. Nonviolent protest and civil disobedience Wire, a show shot in and about Baltimore a are obviously much more preferable to and decade ago, though you wouldn’t know it. The phrase “eerily prescient” doesn’t even effective than rioting. But sometimes for real begin to describe the timely accuracy of The change to occur, people need to see there are two ways you can go with it: the hard way or Wire’s portrayal of an urban area in steep the even harder way. decline due to drugs, corruption, systemic Throughout U.S. history—from the vioracism, and the hollowing out of its econlent struggles between labor unions and milomy by corporatization and globalization. itary and security forces in the ‘20s and ‘30s And by the numbers, Baltimore is very that led to the New Deal, to the riots that similar to Savannah. seared U.S. cities in the ‘60s—nonviolent Baltimore, like Savannah, is a proud old protest has never happened in a vacuum. seaport city, essentially Southern but with The specter of violence is often the hauntits own unique identity. Baltimore, like Savannah, is a tourist cen- ing backdrop to orderly change. Sometimes, as with Baltimore last week, ter with a revitalized downtown ringed with the specter becomes real and everyone is left areas of deep economic despair. to wonder why more wasn’t done to heed Baltimore, like Savannah, is majority the all-too-obvious warning signals. African American—63 percent in BaltiWe still have a chance to heed the warnmore’s case, in Savannah’s 55 percent. Baltimore, like Savannah, has a history of ing signals in Savannah. There’s no way to avoid the issue of racpolice corruption. Baltimore’s unemployment rate is 8.4 per- ism, nor should one want to avoid it. But as with most generational problems, it’s more cent, Savannah’s 6.9 percent. complicated than it seems.

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Baltimore’s tragedy happened under an African American mayor, an African American police chief, and a predominantly African American police force. (Indeed, three of the six cops charged with the murder of Freddie Gray are black, and you could make the case that the increased militarization of police since 9/11 and the court-sanctioned decay of constitutional rights over the last two decades are as much to blame for the riots as racism.) Racism and poverty are the two intertwined root causes of America’s urban unrest. You can’t discuss one without discussing the other. But you can address racism and still suffer from poverty and wealth disparity. Perhaps by directly addressing poverty we can most immediately alleviate the economic disparity that leads to racial discord. A great jumping-off point for that discussion would be Savannah’s tourism industry—how it sometimes seems to encourage minimum wage jobs that perpetuate the cycle of poverty... how it sometimes seems to encourage a two-tiered Savannah, one for visitors and one for everyone else... how its shiny veneer all too easily covers up the portions of the community in greatest need, and in the greatest volatility. I’ve been asked to moderate a panel discussion this Monday evening, May 11, sponsored by the group Emergent Savannah. Beginning at 7 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, the title of the discussion is “Hostess City/ Captive Community: Tourism in Savannah.” The panel is scheduled to feature special guests Joe Marinelli, President of Visit Savannah; Daniel G. Carey, President & CEO of The Historic Savannah Foundation; Ellis Garvin, author of A Guide to Our Two Savannahs, and Chris Miller, entrepreneur and first director of The Creative Coast. We will candidly discuss the uncomfortable questions about Savannah’s tourism industry in a civil and exploring atmosphere —certainly not in an attempt to persecute our vital tourism industry, but rather to ask what its proper place is in the community and cultural fabric. I hope you can join us this Monday night. It promises to at least be one small step toward heeding Baltimore’s warning. cs

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while the other one dashes from work to get to the soccer fields on time. Last week our dearest firstborn passed his learner’s permit test. Instead of relief, this has only brought my adrenal glands to new levels of distress. Author Elizabeth Stone famously wrote that having a child is to “forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” She didn’t mention having to ride in the passenger seat while your heart lurches through the intersection at Bull and Victory during rush hour. Maybe when he goes off to college I can relax…well, I ought to know better by now, right? The laundry pile might get smaller, but even according to my own mom, the work and worry of motherhood never ends. (“You couldn’t have told me that before I got myself into this?” I whined to her. “I wanted grandkids,” she shrugged.) I remind myself every day to be grateful, because I’m as lucky a mother as they come: My spawn are healthy and happy (save the teenage mood swings), and I have a partner to share in the chores, traumas

Motherhood is basically indentured servitude with a giant helping of Stockholm Syndrome, made bearable by sweet-breathed goodnight kisses and free refrigerator art. accepted that motherhood is basically indentured servitude with a giant helping of Stockholm syndrome, made bearable by sweet-breathed goodnight kisses and free refrigerator art. Speaking of child-inspired afflictions, the last decade of weekday afternoons has consisted of shoveling something vegetable-ish in their maws before loading them up into the Absurdivan for their various activities, leading to a condition I like to call FullFledged Aggravated Carpool Empathy Disorder, or ‘FACED. (The acronym serves as a reference to its popular remedy, also known as Why I Wish I Kept Wine in My Purse.) “When he drives, it’ll be way less insane,” my husband and I text each other before one of us shleps across town to play rehearsal

and triumphs. That I can make the assumption that they’ll go to college puts us in a privileged class, and I don’t take any of it for granted. Motherhood has also widened my heart for the rest of the maternal sisterhood. I see you other mamas out there, chasing down a lost binky in a parking lot in your work clothes and herding a bunch of 7 year-olds on roller skates into the birthday room at Star Castle. I see you putting back the fancy organic cheese because the paycheck only stretches so far. Some of you have children with chronic illness or developmental challenges. A lot of you are doing it all alone. I don’t care what color you are or what God you believe in or whether you can


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afford the real Sperrys or hope the fake ones will do, being a mother is goddamn hard. All of us love our kids and want what’s best for them, and the ones who have to do the same job with less deserve respect. That’s the first thing I thought when I saw the footage of Baltimore Mama Bear Toya Graham smacking her son upside the head at the riot following the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of police. A million judge-y blog posts followed, some lauding her as “Mother of the Year,” others dismissing her as an abuser who should’ve raised her kid right in the first place. That she is black, single and has five other children has provided much fodder for the larger conversation about desperate times and desperate actions. All I saw was one mad mother, angry not only at her son for making stupid choices but frustrated as hell that the concept of life, liberty and justice for all doesn’t seem to apply. Considering the negative narrative we all share of young black men and police compounded with the stressful vigilance of motherhood, I still think her reaction was not only appropriate, but necessary. When Graham saw her son holding a brick and the Stormtroopers in their riot gear, she knew how it was going to go down. It’s highly doubtful that he would’ve slinked home if she’d just said “pretty please.” “I don’t feel like I’m a hero,” she told the news later. “I wasn’t there to be recorded. I

was there to get my child.” Graham’s whacks on her son may not look like stellar parenting, but most of the mothers I know (or the ones I like, anyway) can relate to wanting to protect your kid so badly you lose your shit. Just wait until you pull up next to us after mine rolls through a stop sign. Maybe when he reaches full-fledged adulthood…oh, never mind. For now, my son is still around for me to wig out over, which means I got to commandeer him as my date to last Saturday’s Mother Son Ball. Hosted by Blessings in a Book Bag, the evening’s proceeds went to the local non-profit that sends healthy food home with students from Otis Brock Elementary every Friday to help their mothers and fathers make the frayed ends meet. The gala was a celebraotry affair, attended by gorgeously-appointed moms and adorable packs of boys in tiny tuxedos doing the naenae in front of the DJ booth. Personally, I was quite excited about the ball’s lookalike contest—I’d really hoped to wear matching sailor suits à la Lucille and Buster from Arrested Development, but Motherboy was having none of it. He did deign to shimmy with me for “Uptown Funk,” which was the least he could do. I mean, if my heart is going walk around outside my body and operate its own vehicle, is it so much to ask that I get to dance with it once in a while? cs

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I’VE BEEN A licensed tour guide for over 14 years now, and for the most part I run a haunted pub crawl. That’s probably how most of you recognize me: dressed in Confederate wool. Sometimes it even shocks people to see me out of uniform, such as the pub owner who recently saw me exiting a meeting downtown. I was wearing a polo shirt, and he pointed at me and laughed, “Ha ha, you’re wearing people clothes!” As a guide, I’ve been asked a lot of questions over the years by tourists. Most of the time, the questions I get on the haunted pub tour involve either the paranormal (“Is that story really true?”) or the mundane (“Where’s the bathroom?”). But occasionally I get a question that is just so bizarre it sticks with me. I recall one such incident a little over eight years ago: it is the current title holder for Strangest Tour Question Ever. A woman in the tour group seemed to be very interested in all aspects of Savannah’s history, and peppered me with queries. I could tell she actually annoyed some of the other tourists in the group, since her wonderings were pretty far off-topic (they dealt with neither ghosts nor pubs, and she often interrupted my narrative to ask), but to tell you the truth I didn’t mind a few questions from the proverbial left field. It was a welcome break from my usual routine. My theory was that she had paid her money for two hours with a licensed tour guide, so as long as she didn’t ask for my Social Security number, I was going to

answer whatever she wanted. She had an eighth grade grasp of American history, but she had apparently paid attention on her trolley tour, and had some unresolved stories she wanted to have elaborated. I took it as a challenge. Besides, how often does a tour guide get to talk about Eli Whitney on a ghost-themed pub crawl? “I wanna know about Fort Pulaski,” she said. “Can you tell me about it?” We were almost at the end of the tour, so I faithfully related the story of our masonry fortress, located on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River, its connection to Robert E. Lee, and the difficulty of the construction. I told her how it was seized by the Confederacy without struggle in 1861, and how the Union forces hatched a grand plan in 1862 on adjacent Tybee Island to retake the supposedly impregnable fortress using cutting edge technology (rifled bore cannon, with much improved accuracy). “If the Union controlled the fort, they could effectively close Savannah’s seaport for the duration of the war,” I told my crowd. While I was no park ranger, I think I did a credible job describing the confidence of the Confederacy and the nagging doubts of the Union gunners. The Union’s artillery batteries, the closest of which was 1700 yards away on Tybee, were more than three times the recommended effective firing distance of 500 yards. Their bombardment’s success depended entirely on those new cannons, guns which were untested under combat conditions. Once the battle began, one overconfident Confederate observer even offered that the Rebel gunners were only wasting shot and powder by replying to the Union guns. The crowd fell silent as I described the

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one-sided battle: how the devastating new Union guns mortally wounded the supposedly invincible masonry fortress. In a little over a day of shelling, brick fortifications were proved to be obsolete forever, and Confederate Colonel Charles Olmstead chose the only honorable option left: surrender. As I wound down the narrative, I was internally quite pleased with myself. That is, until I saw the woman’s furrowed brow. Had I left something out? Did my story not answer her question? She asked, “How far apart were the Union guns and Fort Pulaski?” I had already told her this during the narration, but I repeated the information: “About 1700 yards, Ma’am.” “Yes,” she said. “But how far apart were they back then?” I blinked, trying to grasp what she was asking. She spread her hands slowly apart, pantomiming some unclear action. Did she want me to convert it to metrics for her? Was she imagining some sort of coastal erosion? Slowly, the focus of her question dawned on me, and I asked her: “Ma’am, are you asking about Continental Drift?” Indeed, she was. A few in my tour group smiled and looked away to stifle their laughter. Mustering all of the politeness I could manage, I repeated, “Um, about 1700 yards.” During my first few years as a tour guide, I used to invite tour-goers to ask whatever they wanted by saying, “Remember, there are NO stupid questions.” Needless to say, after the Continental Drift Debacle of 2006, I have learned the hard way not to say that particular line any more. cs Jamie Caskey is a local tour guide and author of several local and regional travel books.


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want to foster a culture of creativity.” possession of the tools. The Maven Makers’ ultimate goal is to “We’d like to be the facilitators of the create a “makerspace,” where anyone can pay maker movement in the Coastal Empire,” At first, the small glass box simply whirs. a monthly membership fee and have access affirms Cone, named a 2014 Teacher of the Then, with a small wheeze, a nozzle to machines, tools and expertise to comYear finalist for his work with manufacturarm jerks to attention and begins to move plete their individual projects. Fundraising ing, robotics, and engineering students at back and forth. After a few minutes, a efforts are underway, and in the meantime, Woodville Tompkins High School. shape begins to emerge as layer after layer the inventive duo is taking the show on the “We see a real need here. People want to of melted plastic filament is applied. After road with summer camps at the Boys & make things for themselves.” about quarter of an hour, the machine quits Girls Club in Hilton Head and workshops As the advent of 3-D printing has gone with a pop, and the window sits a bright at Georgia Southern’s Fab Lab. from science fiction to reality in the space red…thingie. Locally, more classes are planned for of a nanosecond, the technology has tre“It’s basically an all-purpose kitchen gad- schools and the general public. Collaboramendous appeal for non-engineering types. get,” explains industrial designer Ty Donald- tions are in the works with Telfair MusePrices on personal-sized equipment are son as he takes it out, demonstrating how ums as well as the Guild Hall, the gamers’ plummeting, and decent 3-D printer can be the sturdy three-inch tool can stack soda paradise on Montgomery Street that has had for under $1000. The MakerBot model cans and clip shut a bag of potato chips. its own makerspace and 3-D printer. With used by the Maven Makers runs about The red gizmo is just a small, simple their wealth of technical know-how, the $2800, though industrial versions can run example of what a portable-sized 3D printer mavens hope to help along those already in more than a half million dollars. can do, Donaldson explains to a small group There are also scanners that read an gathered for a recent lunch ‘n’ learn at the object and create a blueprint, a useful tool Savannah Coffee Roasters. Some are familwhen trying to replicate a broken part. iar with the technology, others are witness“That little round part in the middle ing the “magic” for the first time. of your microwave? Impossible to fix if it Armed with a breadbox-sized MakerBot breaks,” Donaldson tells the group. “Now Replicator 2 courtesy of local IT sales and you can just make it yourself.” service provider LSP Technologies, Donaldson and business partner Tim Cone are here to demystify the concept of 3D printing —and get people of all ages designing and making their own gadgets. Donaldson and Cone founded their startup company Maven Makers in 2013. With the mission of helping others gain new skills, they took their name from futurist Malcolm Gladwell, who popularized the Yiddish term for “accumulator of knowledge” in his influential book, The Tipping Point. Gladwell suggests a true “maven” is not only an expert on something, but someone willing to share the wisdom in order to benefit the greater good. These guys certainly qualify. With combined backgrounds in engineering, education, manufacturing, robotics and good oldfashioned garage tool usage, the team has hosted local workshops in basic wood shop, metal work and digital fabrication. “This is trending right now. People want to have these types of skills,” says Donaldson, a SCAD grad who manages Rapid Prototyping services in the campus lab. Software engineer James Sentman (l.) gets a few pointers on 3D printing from Maven “With our classes and camps, we Makers Tim Cone (center) and Ty Donaldson during a lunchtime workshop. by Jessica Leigh Lebos jll@connectsavannah.com

But don’t expect it all to work right out of the box. Creating the design, calibrating it correctly and feeding the filament all take practice, and more often than not, guidance. “This isn’t necessarily easy stuff to learn,” confesses software designer James Sentman, who came to the lunch ‘n’ learn for tips on using his home 3-D printer. Those with advanced knowledge can use open source software to create an original model; others can download free designs for all kinds of doodads from sites like Tinkercad and Thingiverse. While Donaldson and Cone used simple examples like the red kitchen tool and dragon heads in their workshop, they remind that the innovations extend far beyond toys and tsotchkes. “This is transforming the medical and dental industries. Instead of waiting weeks for an implant, it can be designed and done in a matter of hours,” says Cone. Hearing aids, car parts and USB phone chargers barely cover the possible items that could be produced in one’s own living room. NASA is testing ways to print equipment on the moon in advance of astronauts’ arrival. Closer to home, May Howard Elementary students recently helped design a prosthetic leg for Oatland Island resident Stumpy the Turtle. The materials aren’t limited to plastic and rubber, either: You may soon make dinner out of 3-D printed steaks and pasta layered up in crazy shapes. And in the realm of completely mind-blowing meta, you can use a RepRap 3-D printer to print…another 3-D printer. Controversy remains over copyright infringement possibilities, loss of mass manufacturing jobs and 3-D printed guns. But for the Maven Makers, 3-D printing means anyone’s creative potential is only limited by his or her imagination—after you’ve found a printer and figured out how the dang thing works. “This technology has actually been around for a while,” says Donaldson. “The key now is access—and teaching people how to use it.” cs To learn more, go to mavenmakers.com.

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Celebrate the life aquatic at Ships of the Sea’s Maritime Arts Festival by Jessica leigh lebos jll@connectsavannah.com

Sailors of yore often passed the long days at sea by carving ornate scenes into whale teeth or whittling a piece of wood into a likeness of their favorite ship. These days those maritime crafts live on via the hands of dedicated artisans, and while they don’t necessarily spend months at a time navigating the Big Blue, their admiration of the sea-faring life is evident. Modern examples of scrimshaw, boat models, aquatic landscapes and jewelry fashioned from found seashells are just some of the treasures to be found at the first annual Maritime Arts Festival, sailing into the Ships of the Sea Museum this Saturday, May 9. Free admission and a bevy of fun activities mark what is hoped to be a yearly event meant to showcase Savannah’s diverse and complex maritime history. “I’ve been wanting to do this ever since we opened up this space,” says Curator of Education and Exhibitions Wendy Melton of the museum’s glorious Assembly Room and extended garden, constructed in 2012 and now one of the most popular wedding and event venues in the city. “We finally had a free weekend, and we took it.” Along with a cornucopia of maritimethemed art and mementos for sale (just in time for Mother’s Day!), visitors of all ages can launch tiny yachts in the reflecting pools, climb aboard life-sized schooners

Take home a print of Carol Lasell’s Pinpoint Sunrise (l.) or one of Clair Buckner’s whale-free ceramic scrimshaw pieces this Saturday, along with other ocean-inspired arts and crafts at Ships of the Sea Museum. set up on the lawn and learn how to scrub a ship’s deck properly with hands-on demonstrations of “holystoning.” Antique postcards from SoS’s recent “Wish You Were Here!” exhibition will be for sale, and even the most aquaphobic landlubber can emulate the ancient mariners with Sailor Jerry-inspired temporary tattoos.

Though submissions were open to all, the final list of exhibiting artists ended up as a majority of locals with connections to Savannah and its storied waterways. Charlie Ellis brings his collage sculptures created from objects found along the Savannah River, and Clair Buckner of the City of Savannah’s S.P.A.C.E. Gallery presents her

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New Quality Assurance Team Loyalty Program! near the historic African-American oysterseason, though his work is relatively ing village near Moon River. unknown here in the South. “I went back several times to find him so Peterson comes by his creative obsession I could give him a print, but I never saw him honestly; that is, on the water. He started again,” she laments. a maritime career as a stevedore unloading In In Pursuit of Arthur, Lasell memorialcargo on the docks in the late 1970s and izes late Isle of Hope fishhas worked for more than erman Arthur Brennen, 30 years as a marine surwho attended the Bethesda veyor at the Georgia Ports School for Boys in the Authority. 1930s and was a beloved He graduated from the character throughout University of Florida with Savannah’s island commua degree in ceramic sculpnities until he died in 2004. ture, but dropped out of While she never met the pottery scene for two him personally, Lasell condecades—until he began siders his legend an imporattending ceramic classes tant one to pass on, as do at S.P.A.C.E. several years several other local artists ago. who have captured Bren“I went in, and the nen on canvas throughout floodgates just opened up,” the years. he recalls. “I started makLife on the water is an Think the sailor’s life is for ing them like crazy.” you? Try it out with a tempo- essential and powerful part Peterson now teaches of Savannah history, and pottery at S.P.A.C.E, and rary tattoo designed espeas the Maritime Arts Festihis models are finding their cially for the festival. val demonstrates, a primal way into maritime collecinspiration. tions around the country. “Most of these artists are locals who have Painter Carol Lasell’s day job may keep lived in this area for a big part of their lives,” her on land as she serves as the event plansays curator Melton. ner for the City of Savannah, but her large “They understand the maritime life.” cs canvases reflect people who spend most of their time on the water. Maritime Arts Festival “I was raised in a Navy family, and I’ve always been fascinated by those who freWhen: 10am-5pm, Sat. May 9 quent the oceans and rivers,” says Lasell. Where: Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 MLK Blvd. One of her most well-known works is Cost: Free Pin Point Sunrise, painted from a photo that Info: 912-232-1511 or shipsofthesea.org Lasell snapped of a shrimper casting his net

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but Wallace received non-life threatening wounds.” A black male was seen running from the scene with a handgun and entering a black Honda Accord nearby that sped away

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Detectives are investigating two shootings in which victims were transported for treatment of non-life threatening wounds on Thursday. Jacob Strickland, 19, was transported to a hospital by private vehicle “after he was shot in what was reported as a robbery attempt on Robin Hood Drive near Marion Circle about 1 p.m.,” police say. The shooter was described as a short, young black male with an average build with no facial hair. Police are investigating possibilities “the robbery extended from a drug situation and warn the public that risky behavior often precedes such events,” police say. Waljai Williams, 19, was transported from the 2100 block of Texas Street about 11 p.m. He was walking eastbound on Texas near Ohio Street toward a group of males standing in front of a house “when a male under a tree behind him began

Detectives are investigating a report of a Efforts by SCMPD SWAT and hostage sexual assault of a teen-aged girl in the Cuynegotiators “to save an active Army soldier ler-Brownsville area early Sunday morning. who had threatened suicide failed Wednes“The 14-year-old reported she let her dog day afternoon when officers entered his out in the yard near Hopkins Street and apartment and found him deceased in an West 44th Street Lane about 4 a.m. and apartment on Fenwick Village Drive about then followed it into the lane when it slipped 3:50 p.m.,” a police spokesperson says. from its leash,” a police spokesman says. The name of the 30-year-old victim is “There a male she had seen in the lane being withheld. grabbed her from behind. She awakened on Officers had been called to the apartment a porch with indications she had possibly complex at 11:52 a.m. by family members. been sexually assaulted.” The assailant was described as a black Shooting on Cabell Street on Eastside male with dark complexion, 5-8 in height Detectives are investigating the shooting and thin build. of a Savannah man Wednesday afternoon. Both Savannah-Chatham Police and Cedrico Wallace, 20, was transported Public School System campus police “have for treatment after the shooting on Cabell been conducting extra patrols of the area and schools have been warning girls walking Street at East 32nd Street about 3:53 p.m. alone to avoid lanes and hidden areas and “Wallace was walking with two other males south on Cabell Street when someone to call Emergency 911 immediately if they began shooting at them from behind bushes see anything suspicious after several teenaged girls have reported being accosted by a beside a house,” police say. “All three fled

firing at him,” police say. “He and the other males ran into a house where he discovered wounds.”

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An autopsy is being conducted to confirm the identity and determine the cause of death of a woman whose body was found in a burning apartment in unincorporated Chatham County on Thursday. Detectives are conducting a death investigation after the fire on Quartz Way in the Stone Lake Apartments off Berwick Boulevard.   Southside Fire units arrived at 1:57 p.m. Thursday to extinguish the fire in the apartment before they found the body. cs

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follows here are your basic guidelines for grave-robbing. It’s not a total free-for-all. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation (and Desperate Attempt to Make Up for Previous Shitty Policies Regarding Native Americans) Act of 1990 requires any remains or artifacts be returned to the appropriate descendants. Perhaps the most famous related case so far was the 1996 discovery in Washington State of Kennewick Man, a near-complete human skeleton roughly 10,000 years old— the sort of find that gets archaeologists fogWhen does it become OK to dig up a human body? ging up their microscope lenses. Despite uncertainty about KM’s ethnic origins, a group of Native American tribes How old do human remains, graves, etc., claimed him as their own and wanted him have to be before digging them up is OK? If I reburied under the 1990 law, while scigo to a cemetery and dig somebody’s remains entists, seeing him as a priceless research up, it will undoubtedly make front-page news, subject, tried to stop the Army Corps of especially if I put what I find on display on my mantel. However, museums are filled with Engineers (who had jurisdiction) from turning the bones over. really old dead people and their artifacts. Is it After the legal dust settled, no one was just that these people’s relatives are no longer all that happy: a 2004 ruling held that the around? —John E. Riley, New Jersey remains weren’t provably Native American, I’M TEMPTED to ask what prompted this so no reburial, and the Corps has allowed only limited testing in the years since. inquiry, but I’ll leave you and your god to But that’s as far as federal law goes. (Well, resolve that between yourselves. One must plus prohibitions against disturbing a crime concede, though: at this point in human scene, always a consideration in cases of existence, with more than 100 billion dead unattended death.) Everything else gets delpeople in the ground (or lying around at varying levels of decomposition somewhere, egated to the states, where things get hazier. There’s a common-law principle in anyway), the odds of Spot digging a hole in play under which it’s not OK to disturb a the backyard and turning up one of them dead body without proper authorization, aren’t insignificant. As it’s important to be although really that mainly applies to bodies prepared for these sorts of situations, what

interred in modern cemeteries with all paperwork accounted for. Seventeen states explicitly prohibit abuse of a corpse, which generally encompasses things that would offend hypothetical loved ones. True, the possession and sale of human remains by private individuals is legal in all but three states—eBay, unsurprisingly, hosts a lively trade in such things, which can fetch hundreds or sometimes thousands depending on the body part. This, however, doesn’t mean it would be wise for just anyone to take some femur they found (even on their own property) and slap a Buy It Now price on it. If you’re a part of a museum or other organization that’s official enough to claim the aforementioned proper authorization, though, the random dead bodies out there not covered by the repatriation act are more or less up for grabs. According to the Ohio Archaeological Council, the general idea when discovering human remains is to determine whether they belong to anybody still alive. This could be a relative or heir, or possibly a contemporary group with a cultural affinity. There must be an attempt to contact the relevant parties, which isn’t always simple even when Native Americans aren’t involved; countless controversies have ensued over millennia-old bones of unclear provenance. (The self-proclaimed chief of modern-day British druids, King Arthur Pendragon— formerly known as John Rothwell—has threatened to chain himself to Stonehenge if the bones found there are displayed).

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Finally, the general idea is to avoid activities seeming “exploitative or insensitive.” But that’s about it. Antigone (you remember— she was determined to get her traitorous but dead brother properly interred) would be appalled. As for rules about how long you’re required to leave bodies undisturbed: there aren’t any. Excavations are already going on at certain World War I battlegrounds where the slain were just a couple of generations older than many now in the prime of life, e.g. me. The more modern the site, of course, the more controversial the remains. Last year, for instance, 7,930 unidentified human fragments, most the size of “a Tic Tac,” as one medical examiner memorably put it, were transferred to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, to be placed at bedrock level of what organizers had called “the sacred ground of the site.” As respectful as that might sound to some, to many of the families of the deceased it meant their loved ones’ remains were being stored away in a museum basement. Some victims’ families had earlier protested against World Trade Center dust and debris being moved to a Staten Island landfill, arguing that it certainly contained human remains as well. I predict many more lawsuits before we lay this issue to rest. By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com

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Saudi Arabia’s very first sex accessory shop (in the holy city of Mecca) should be opening soon, according to news reports — operated by a Moroccan Muslim, backed by the German adult mega-retailer Beate Uhse, and supposedly fully compliant with Islamic law. Owner Abdelaziz Aouragh told Agence France-Presse he would stock 18 different Islam-appropriate toys for married couples, along with oils and fragrances that he said would enhance the marital experience. (He did not actually describe the toys, but ruled out U.S. mainstays such as inflatable dolls and vibrators.) One such “halal” sex shop opened in Turkey in 2013, and Aouragh’s financial partner runs a similar enterprise online.

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Nikko Jenkins, convicted of murder in a 2013 spree and trying to avoid a scheduled sentencing hearing, recently self-mutilated (for the second time), which he told a judge in Omaha, Nebraska, was evidence of his mental disorder that should render him ineligible for death row. Jenkins told the judge that a “serpent god” had ordered him to carve the “number of the beast” into his forehead, but apparently because Jenkins was looking into a mirror as he carved, his forehead display more resembled an upsidedown 999 (or a lowercase ddd) than it did 666.

Animals in the News

(1) Tidiest Animal: In a February science journal report, a University of Regensburg (Germany) professor noted that ants seem particularly orderly — with “toilet” facilities arranged in far corners of the nests. The researcher speculated that ants keep feces on hand in order to mine nutrients. (2) Least Competent Beaver: A local logger telephoned the Agder Natural History museum in Kristiansand, Norway, in April to report that he had encountered a beaver crushed to death because it was unable to judge which way the tree it was gnawing would fall. (Usually, beavers have an uncanny ability to avoid the tree, but some stragglers still populate their gene pool.)

A News of the Weird Classic (November 2011) Enterprising reporters get stories by earning the confidence of their sources, which Simon Eroro of the Post-Courier (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea) obviously did. At a banquet in November (2011), the News Corp. (Rupert Murdoch’s empire) awarded Eroro its “Scoop of the Year” honor for reporting on militant tribal fighters of the Free West Papua movement — and all Eroro had to do to earn the scoop was undergo a ritual circumcision, with bamboo sticks, to prove his trustworthiness. (Some of the rebels still wear penis gourds whose size varies with the status of the wearer.) By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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open to VOICE Society members only. On Saturday, August 8 at 4 p.m., The American Music Concert offers artists a platform for presenting a musical review of American musical traditions, from Broadway to opera to popular song, through beloved songs and popular tunes. This year’s opera, a highlight of the festival, is Bizet’s “Carmen.” Presented at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 9 at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. The tale of a soldier seduced by a gorgeous gypsy, the VOICE Festival’s take will be a slightly abridged twohour version with a small musical ensemble. The cast includes Metropolitan opera artists in the leading roles, including Jennifer Johnson Cano as Carmen, Marco Nistico as Escamillio, Sam Levine as Don Jose and Matthew Anchel as Zuniga. Festival favorite artists who enchanted audiences in 2013 and 2014 return to star in Carmen with Meechot Marrero as Frasquita and Phoenix Gayles as Micaela.

Voice Society members get a sneak peek at a new operatic work, a uniquely Savannah piece written by Michael Ching. The Salon Series: New Ghost Opera, “Alice Ryley” Preview also will feature a meet-the-artists wine reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, August 14 at the Green Meldrim House. During Saturday’s Studio Showcase I: “Concerta Lirica” from 1-2:30 p.m. on August 15, the Milnes VOICE Studio artists will present a flavor of the Mediterranean in the Westin’s ballroom. It will be followed by Studio Showcase II: “Scenes & Songs” at 4 p.m., also in the ballroom. The festival closes its public performances with, “Festival Finale: Divas & Divos” at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 16 at Christ Church. Some events will be free with other events offering tickets from $25-$145. Tickets go on sale to the public May 3. Special packages begin at $175 for the “Festival Five Package” to the “Friends of the Festival Package” for $1,000. More info at savannahvoicefestival.org or call 855.76.OPERA. cs


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The past two years have been a whirlwind for X Ambassadors. After playing Stopover 2013, they were originally scheduled to play this year’s fest, but dropped, when the opportunity to tour the Midwest in House of Blues-level venues emerged. These banner opportunities have been pouring in for the band; with their debut, VHS, due on June 23 via Interscope Records (home to Madonna, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar… you get the idea), X Ambassadors are the little guy no more. Even if you didn’t see their Stopover show, you’ve more than likely heard the band before. In an effort to grab all the millennials out there buying new cars (Ha! Ha! Ha…) Jeep recently teamed up with Interscope and X Ambassadors for a six-month, $6 million campaign to premiere the 2015 Jeep Renegade. You’ve probably seen it: a troupe of beautiful 20-somethings with tasteful tattoos trespass on private property, skateboard on rooftops, skinny dip, and blow harmonicas while wearing fedoras. With the top of their off-the-lot Jeep down, they reach over to the touchscreen to crank up X Ambassadors’ “Renegades.” “Long live the pioneers, rebels and mutineers,” the lyrics cheer, bellowing into canyons, shimmering off of skyscrapers. “Go forth and have no fear,” the Jeep Campaign coaxes. “Live as we do. Live like renegades.” A blend of One Republic’s toe-tapping, blood-rush movement and hand-clapping, folk-pop vocals, “Renegades” is X Ambassadors’ fast-pass ticket to being a crossover hit: this year’s Mumford & Sons, the next Fun. (Media giant iHeartRadio said it themselves, dubbing the band an “iHeartRadio On The Verge Artist”). The band has always stood out for unabashedly proclaiming their love of Top 40 pop (a move that seems to have become en vogue as of late—the antithesis of “indie cred”). It’s an Urban Outfitters-approved approach to huge choruses and contagious progressions. Dreamers, the rippin’ rock power trio you might have seen at this year’s Stopover, return as support. They recently signed on with Fairfax Recordings and crank out tightly-wound poprock songs in the vein of early Strokes and The Killers. Get there in time to catch opener Athens’ Chief Scout: radical, beefy, nasty psych rock for the Zeppelin lover in all of us. Thursday, May 7, 9 p.m., $10

It’s springtime in the Sound Garden, and you know what that means: time to go straight to hell with Drivin’ n’ Cryin’. An annual Coach’s tradition, it’s a treat to hear the Atlanta band’s old radiohit favorites in addition to their fresh new work. From 2012-2014, the band released a series of four EPs, each based around a theme: Songs From the Laundromat, Songs About Cars, Space, and The Ramones, Songs From the Psychedelic Time Clock, and Songs for the Turntable. That short format allowed the band to dabble in style and tone in a quick manner, dipping their toes into the pool of Ramones-style power structures, funk grooves, and Tom Petty-esque hooks—it’s the kind of stuff you can dance to, catch onto and sing along with easily, and will remind even the earliest fans of the staying power of the prolific Southern rockers. In time for their 30th year as a band, Kevin Kinney and company release Best of Songs, rounding up the best cuts from the EP series. The vinyl-only LP release hits stands May 12 on Plowboy Records. Jacksonville Southern Rock band Big Engine kick off the night. Friday, May 8, 7 p.m., $15 general admission advance, $20 at the door, $25 reserved seating

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For 10 years, Ogeechee Riverkeeper has worked tirelessly to protect coastal rivers in our area, including the Ogeechee and Canoochee Rivers. We all know Savannah doesn’t take its celebrations lightly, so the seventh annual Rivers Rock benefit is just one of several ways the organization will salute its anniversary. Rivers Rock has become one of the most anticipated community events of the year, set in the Moon River Brewing Company Beer Garden (how it manages to feel so serene in there while being located on such a busy intersection is either a testament to the welcoming nature of the wait staff or the strength of thee beer). You can always count on some great music, and The Accomplices are an excellent choice. The band’s diverse catalog, refined skill, and laidback nature allows you to chat with your neighbor or grab your partner and get down in front of the stage. Did we mention dogs are welcome? Saturday, May 9, 3 p.m., $20 (one complimentary Moon River beer included in ticket price)

Georgia music heroine Francine Reed takes on the historic Mars Theatre this weekend. If the soulful songstress’s name doesn’t pop up on your radar by itself, her collaborators certainly will: Reed has lent her voice to the recordings of Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Delbert McClinton, and more. One of the most fascinating things about Reed’s career is that she was a bit of a “late bloomer”—married at a young age, Reed waited until her children were grown to set out and pursue her dream. In Phoenix, where she was raised and stayed, Reed gigged at local jazz clubs, captivating the crowd with her balmy, full voice and composure as a natural performer. Putting in her time, Reed began scoring some great gigs, opening for the likes of Smokey Robinson, Etta James, and Miles Davis. She met Lyle Lovett in 1985; he was in the market for a female vocalist, and Reed was the perfect fit. Reed soon took up the touring life, joining Lovett and his Large Band as a backup vocalist, often sharing a duet with the country giant. Since the ‘90s, Reed has pursued a career of her own. Settling in Atlanta, she has released a number of solo albums and was recently honored with an induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, alongside Lady Antebellum and Danny Beard. Hear the powerhouse show woman live to fully be immersed in her legacy. CS Saturday, May 9, 8 p.m., $25


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The Light Inside the Bell Jar

SCAD M.A. exhibit creates dialogue about women and mental illness male artists versus “the crazy lady” stands starkly. Uglig’s goal is to challenge that notion, showcase the multifaceted identifies of these women, and honor the bravery that Since opening its doors, Sulfur Studios comes with examining and documenting has hosted some of the most poignant one’s struggle using a camera lens or canvas. and challenging shows in Savannah. This “I think it’s really interesting to look at weekend, SCAD Master of Arts candidate women in the arts, but different arts,” Uglig Sara Uglig uses the gallery to shed light says. “Theatre, painting versus women on mental illness in women, creating a safe sculptors. It’s a totally different world. And space, sense of community, and forum for how women are treated differently in those expression. worlds is very interesting to me.” “The Light Inside the Bell Jar” is a group exhibition of 15 women artists. Uglig aims Uglig put a call for entries out to artists all to illuminate the bell jar of depression Sylvia over the world; she was amazed at the numPlath so famously wrote about in her only ber of responses she received and the array novel through openness and understanding. of work submitted. Anna Brody, Katina “Sylvia Plath is the whole inspiration Bitsicas, Maureen Catbagan, Julia Colfor the name—the people who get kind lins, Madeleine Daste, Kate Ehle, Sara of rolled into this cliché of ‘the hysterical Fields, Julianne French, Anita Funston, Kym woman,’” the warmly candid Uglig explains. Hempworth, Nina Ramadan, Boz Schurr, “She gets really boiled down to ‘oh, she stuck Penelope Stone, Haley Varacallo, and Ms. her head in the oven’—and she’s way more Writtenart all have pieces in the show. prolific than that! She’s an amazing writer. “I really wanted to be able to support She was also a mother and wife, daughter.” women artists first and foremost—that was The wide-ranging work explores the day- the key element of the show,” Uglig explains. to-day and varying identities of living with “Then kind of rolling into the more personal mental illness. Tied to female creativity, that aspect, I discovered that there were a lot of double standard of “tortured genius” for artists out there I was finding—even just by anna chandler

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Churchill painting a view of the Sorgue River while on vacation in the south of France, January 1, 1948 (Photo by Frank Scherschel/The LIFE Picture Collection/ Getty Images).

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the standards of the time. But he was first and foremost a soldier. And his military mentor was John “Painting is complete as a distraction. I know Churchill, known better to history as the of nothing which, without exhausting the body, first Duke of Marlborough and one of the more entirely absorbs the mind.” most brilliant generals of his age. – Winston Churchill Winston himself would visit Atlanta in 1932 and Savannah in 1946, en route to the SAVANNAH has long been known as an speech in Miami where he famously coined Anglophile’s paradise. Along with Charlesthe phrase “Iron Curtain.” ton, we’re probably the American town most (And hey, Savannah’s even got a like an English one. Churchill’s Pub!) But a new exhibit at the Jepson makes the Long before Nazi Germany threatened connection all the more clear. invasion of Great Britain at the height of Winston Churchill—iconic prime minis- Hitler’s power, Churchill—himself a war ter famous for leading Great Britain through hero and aspiring politician—had taken up the darkest days of WWII—came from a painting as a hobby and a form of personal family with deep influence on Georgia. therapy. “Part of the premise of this show is that “When I first learned about the show, I unbeknownst to most folks, there’s a 300 thought, well that sounds interesting, but year history between the Churchill family are his paintings any good?” muses Grove. and the state of Georgia,” says Telfair Muse“I was very pleasantly surprised when I ums Executive Director Lisa Grove on their saw the work. They would have great hisnew show, “The Art of Diplomacy: Winston toric value even if they weren’t attractive, but Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting.” they are lovely, Impressionist style paintings,” “It goes all the way back to Oglethorpe,” she says. “Churchill was inspired by the great Grove says. French Impressionists of the generation James Edward Oglethorpe, Georgia’s immediately preceding his own.” founder, was a groundbreaking politician The Telfair Museums is the final stop back in England, something of a liberal by of the exhibit, limited only to viewing in by Jim Morekis

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Slick bachelor Bernard truly has it all: a successful career as an architect. A sweet Parisian flat. And one—two—three. fiancées! The Collective Face sends off their season with a belly laugh via Boeing Boeing, a 1960s sex comedy revolving around airplane timetables and the invention of the Boeing Boeing aircraft, a revolutionary high-speed jet. Originally French, it’s been translated for the American stage. You see, Bernard’s had the whole juggling act on lockdown for a while: by dating stewardesses from different airlines, he seamlessly juggles gorgeous girls from America, Germany, and Italy, without any of them having to know about one another. Then someone went and invented that pesky high-speed jet, landing all the dames in Paris at the same time, all with their own plans for one-on-one time with Bernard. With hysterical slapstick and cringe-worthy situational comedy, midcentury stylings, all wrapped up in the glory days of air travel, it’s sure to be an all-around delight. First staged in 1962, the farce enjoyed a Broadway revival in 2008, and is the most performed French play throughout the world. Director David I.L. Poole has great confidence in the new translation. “It has a weird history,” he shares. “When it was written in the 1960s, the first production that came over to be on Broadway didn’t go so well. I think it was because they tried to Americanize it too much. This new translation is far better. “They actually did it in England first, and they really worked with translating and realized that they didn’t have to Anglo-Saxon the jokes: people would get them. Comedy is comedy is comedy!” Poole advises that there’s plenty to love in this Mad Men-era performance, a stage show ahead of its time. “It’s one of these plays that’s really interesting: it starts off in the 1960s, very sort of

First staged in 1962, the farce enjoyed a Broadway revival in 2008, and is the most performed French play throughout the world. Director David I.L. Poole has great confidence in the new translation. misogynistic,” explains Poole. “You have the lothario, Bernard, with his three fiancées… and at the end of it—I don’t want to spoil the ending!—there’s a little twist that’s very feminist. I was like, ‘Wow, that’s really interesting!’ That’s what makes it surprising.” “It’s the boys’ club, the Rat Pack,” he offers. “Mad Men. The women in Mad Men are very much objectified, but at the end of this, it’s amazing what they did.” The set is pure midcentury modern, bathed in white with wood tones; Poole studied architectural drawings of the time, brainstorming what kind of chic flat a young, hot architect such as Bernard would

choose for entertaining his ladyfriends. With all his fiancées in his apartment at once, a lot of the humor, ahem, hinges on Bernard shuffling the gals in and out of various rooms so their paths don’t cross. “The difficulty of this show is that there are multiple doors,” says Poole. “It’s very door-heavy!” If the content wasn’t funny enough by itself, a strong cast carries it out to perfection. “We have a cast that’s to die for!” Poole gushes. “Eric Salles, who’s playing Robert, Bernard’s friend, is hysterically funny. And Zachary Burke, who’s playing Bernard, is funny as hell!” Poole advises that this one’s more geared toward the adults, with a lot of the humor based in innuendo. “If you like slapstick, in-your-face comedy, and belly laughs, then this is the show for you this season!” he ensures. Opening night’s performance will be followed by a reception with food provided by Joe’s Homemade; Collective Face will announce their upcoming season, as well. cs The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble Presents: Boeing Boeing Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 17 Shows at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. on Sundays $20 general admission, $15 students


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Seven Hands: Senior Art Exhibition — Exhibition

includes artwork from Armstrong seniors Matthew Pozorski, Bethany Gill, Naeemah Massey, Liliana Niles-Rivas Junca, Taylor Preckel, Melody McCarthy, and Lauren Glover. Through May 8. Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St.

Fiberworks – Showcasing the Fiber Art of the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs — This exhibition will

showcase over 100 works created by 24 members through a variety of mediums such as weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, felting, quilting, basketry and other fiber-related techniques. The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs is a very diverse group of artists who share an interest and passion for fiber arts. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. During the reception, Sally Kroehnke, Suzy Hokanson and other members of the Guild will hold a spinning and weaving demonstration. May 8-29. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

So-Called — Solo exhibition of existing and new work by artist Nari Ward. Ward’s practice plays with the ambiguity and symbolism of objects sourced in his immediate surroundings. These objects are often repurposed into elaborate sculptures and two-dimensional works that address social, economic, political and racial issues. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

The Light Inside the Bell Jar — Help support

mental illness in women and 15 women artists from around the U.S. The Light Inside the Bell Jar is a SCAD graduate thesis project by arts administrator Sara Uhlig. It’s an exhibition of women artists using art as a social discussion tool to openly talk about mental illness and to challenge the stereotype of the “crazy” woman. The event is up at Sulfur Studios May 7th-9th, with a reception on May 8th from 6 to 9pm. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street.

MeMeMe — Melissa Sixma’s thesis show

focuses on celebrity worship and internet culture and includes weavings, quilts, embroideries, paintings, collages, and other goodies. May 8-11. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

Continuing Exhibits The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting — The landmark exhibition,

organized by Millennium Gate Museum, is the first of its kind in the United States since 1965 and features paintings by Sir Winston Churchill, as well as photographs, letters, and personal belongings on loan from members of his family. The paintings depict landscapes, family vacation spots, friends’ estates, gardens, seascapes, and still life interiors. The Art of Diplomacy explores the relationship between Churchill’s strategic decision-making and his evolving practice as an artist. Beyond what he called a “joyride in a paint-box,” he saw painting as a testing ground for such leadership strengths as audacity, humility, foresight, and strength of memory. Through July 26. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Bill Rousseau and Mary Ingalls — Bill’s beauti-

ful paintings portray the combined beauty of architecture and nature that surround Savannah. Mary’s technical expertise with stained glass work is creative, bold, fun and fanciful. Through May 31. Gallery 209, 209 E River 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

Dept. of Cultural Affairs Gallery on Henry Street showcases creations of the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. Reception is Friday, May 8 from 5-7 p.m. During the reception, Sally Kroehnke, Suzy Hokanson and other members of the Guild will hold a spinning and weaving demonstration. and data. His immersive installations, sculptures and performances incorporate physical elements and properties of the smallest conceivable units including pixels of light, bits and bytes. Ikeda’s experiential works make mathematical equations visible through the use of sound and light. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Deborah Raines — Raines explores fairy tales

and illusions in her artwork. Through May 31. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

Dicky Stone and Dana Richardson — A native

of Sewanee, Tennessee, Dana Richardson holds a BFA in painting and a MAT from SCAD and currently teaches art at Savannah Christian. Her 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. A self-taught wood carver and turner he says this work makes his heart sing. A portion of sales will benefit the hospice’s Daily Impact Fund. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. Fine Art Photography Exhibition by Sarah Horan — Horan’s body of work, Contact, explores

human vulnerability through large-scale representations of human skin and the human form as a whole. Black Orchid Tattoo Studio & Gallery, 118 West Victory Dr.

Fresh — The show includes works by guest artists Betsy Cain, Marcus Kenny, Christine Sajecki, and Katherine Sandoz. Through May 9. 1704 Lincoln, 1704 Lincoln St. Going to the Dogs — An art exhibit of paintings by Lisa Rosenmeier will be held at Coffee Deli, 4517 Habersham St. All artwork that is sold will be distributed after

May 31, when the exhibit closes. coffee deli, 4517 Habersham 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.

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 realm. 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.

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. Through July 12. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Sculptural Adornments: Jewelry Show by Kristen Baird — Kristen Baird, a graduate of Savan-

nah College of Art and Design, uses stateof-the-art software and hardware, including a 3D printer, to create gorgeous pieces. She uses gold, platinum and sterling silver with gemstones and pearls to create an interplay of texture and color. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St.

Structural-Response II — Amonumental installation of new sculpture and painting by Serge Alain Nitegeka created specifically for the museum’s Pamela Elaine Poetter Gallery during deFINE Art 2015. Conceived as a performance sculpture, the work confronts the viewer with a tall, labyrinthine assemblage of black-lacquered wooden beams and invites them to choreograph their own passage through the space. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. 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. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. Suite 300.

Things Are Not What They First Appear — Xu

Bing, one of the most important contemporary artists of his generation and the SCAD deFINE Art 2015 honoree, presents his solo exhibition of multimedia works. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Travel Advice To The Lost — Stacie Jean Albano finds her inspiration in the lowcountry wetlands and also paints landscapes from Long Island, Virginia, Delaware, and North Carolina. Reception May 15, 6-8pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Untitled (Clockwise) — New site-specific installation by acclaimed artist Michael Lin. His installations challenge notions of art as object based, and skew expectations of the exhibition as an event. Lin expresses interest in relations —between himself as an artist to his environment, and between his work and the audience. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Works by Axelle Kieffer — Axelle’s show

features paintings, collages, and drawings that question the human form and portrait in ways most could never imagine. Her dark colors and expressive strokes explore the world underneath the skin. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

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SOUTHBOUND BREWING CO. opened in May of 2013 as Savannah’s first production brewery. Now approaching its two-year anniversary, Southbound is making a big impact not only on the local beer scene, but also on the environment with a new line of highly recycled aluminum cans. Aluminum can recycling is one of the easiest and most accessible methods of metal recycling. Unfortunately, putting highly recycled aluminum back into new cans isn’t common practice. Novelis, the world’s largest recycler of aluminum, has created a product called evercan to change that trend, and Southbound is its latest brewery client. Novelis evercan is the only certified highly recycled aluminum can sheet. Ninety percent of the metal in the sides of the can is made from recycled material. As aluminum is infinitely recyclable, it contributes to a sustainable “closed loop” of resource management. In comparison, traditional cans use on average of up to 50 percent recycled content. The partnership between Southbound

and Novelis was announced at the Craft Brewers Conference on April 14. Southbound joins Atlanta breweries Red Hare and Red Brick as the first evercan users. It was Roger Davis, owner of Red Hare Brewing Co., who made the introduction between Novelis and Southbound. Southbound founder and head brewer Smith Matthews says, ”It’s a natural fit for us as a couple and our industry in general.” Southbound’s Hop’lin IPA and Scattered Sun Belgian Wit are Southbound’s first releases in the evercan format and are available in stores now. “We’ve always been interested in the idea of sustainable energy and resources,” says Matthews, citing the fact that Southbound donates its spent grains to Bethesda Academy for cattle feed. Sometimes, the more environmentallyfriendly decisions mean higher up-front costs. But Matthews says that wasn’t the case with evercan. “Using recycled material is actually saving us a little bit of money so it’s a win-win.” says Matthews. While the savings is modest, described as “just by a hair of a penny,” there were bigger themes at play than just the bottom line. Matthews elaborates, “What’s appealing to us is that they are recycled, which is using a sustainable resource.” But he adds that smaller business can be challenged when dealing with the megaplayers in the can production game.

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‘We’re bringing all of our branding and imagery together in a more uniform way. We want it to really pop on the shelf,’ says Southbound’s Smith Matthews. “It becomes difficult for small breweries like us to really get the attention that we deserve or would like to see,” says Matthews. He describes the relationship with Novelis as quite different compared to the dynamic with their first can provider. “The process has been the exact opposite. They’re starting up this new division of their company which is kind of like us being a new brewery in this industry. It was fast, convenient, everything about it was excellent.” For consumers, there’s no difference in the Novelis evercan and traditional aluminum cans. Matthews affirms, “It is the exact same can. Same exact specs. Same lid, same lining, same everything. So the beer is going to taste the exact same.” One thing that Southbound buyers will definitely notice about the new can is the new graphic design. Matthews says, “Up until this point we’ve done all of our own branding in house. We still work with artist Beka Butts, a SCAD graduate, but we’ve been doing everything on a startup budget.” The sharp new can graphics were designed by H2O Creative in Brunswick. “We’re bringing all of our branding and imagery together in a more uniform way. We want it to really pop on the shelf. It’s really cool and fun and gives you something to look at,” says Matthews. That first impression will be even more important now that Southbound has expanded into the competitive Atlanta market. Matthews says the rollout is “going great so far” and that Southbound has “really high

hopes in terms of its success.” Along with the new can materials, branding overhaul and territory growth, Matthews sees more changes in the near future. That includes increased focus on Southbound’s carbon footprint. He is heavily invested and in negotiations with a solar power company to put 200 solar panels on the brewery roof with a goal to provide 80 percent of the brewery’s power needs. Matthews compares it to “taking 20 cars off the street.” There are also new beers scheduled to hit the market, like the creative and delicious Transilience Imperial Berliner Weiss, brewed with pomegranate and mango. The brewery has almost 20 full and part time employees and more are expected to join its ranks soon to help fill the needs of the Atlanta market. And by year’s end, three new 90 barrel tanks will be added to the brewery, taking production capacity up to 9,500 barrels per year. Once those are in place, there will be room for one more tank and then Southbound will look to build out on its existing footprint. But before then, Southbound plans to look back on two years of growth and success with an anniversary party on May 22. The event includes music from The Heavy Pets and specially brewed re-releases of retired beers like Iron Lion and Big Bad Cascade Brown. For more info visit SouthboundBrewingCo.com cs


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CCOd Director Joss Whedon kicks off the sequel to 2012’s Avengers with a bang, dropping the audience smack-dab in the middle of the action set. From there, it’s a non-stop ride as the team of misfit superheroes travels the globe in a attempt to stop the latest big, a killer robot who thinks the world would be a better place without humans. Okay, so this isn’t the most original film, but Whedon is in his element, with a huge ensemble cast featuring Robert Downey Jr. as brilliant and arrogant inventor Tony Stark, Chris Evans as the firmly patriotic Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as the deadly Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth with his pecs and abs as Thor, and—well—if we listed all thse stars, we’d been here all day. Suffice to say, that film is stuffed with talent, but to its credit, it never loses the delicate balance of having over a dozen megastars jostling for screentime. Particularly noteworthy is James Spader as the evil robot, Ultron, who alternates between cold rationality and child like humor as he struggles with his master plan while fighting off the heroes. At nearly two and half hours long, the film barrels along a stretch too long, but it remains firmly what it was always meant to be: a summer popcorn that’ll have you cheering and laughing. —Brandon Blatcher

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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 36 Brewster), and not federal agent Luke

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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 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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13th Colony Patriots

Conservative political activists that meet the 13th of each month. Dedicated to preserving the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. See Facebook page for meeting location. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912604-4048. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby's Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Drinking Liberally

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

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

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

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

Local chapter 170 of VFP, a national organization of military veterans of all eras waging peace and exposing the costs of war. Meets every first Thursday at 7:30pm. ongoing. 303-550-1158. St. Frances Cabrini Church, 11500 Middleground Road. Victorian Neighborhood Association Meetings

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

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Auditions and Calls for Entries

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. 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.

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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. 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 me-

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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. 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

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Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walkins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-years-old. ongoing. (912) 5252151. jlewis01@savannahga.gov. Show and Shine For Shoes

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The City of Savannah’s Cultural Affairs Commission has issued a “Call for Proposals” for the 2016 Contracts for Cultural & Arts Services Program. Free workshops will be held to explain the 2016 Contracts for Cultural & Arts Services process. The workshops will focus on funding programs, eligibility criteria, funding priorities, and the application process. The workshops are open to the public. Workshop dates and times are subject to change. Space is limited and registration is required. For more workshop dates please visit our website. May 6-21. 912-651-6417. rbrown02@savannahga.gov. savannahga.gov/arts. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

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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

The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912358-3160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate.edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate. 38 edu/. Savannah State University, 3219

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Clay Classes

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

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

Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 East. Free. 912-897-3604. islandchristian. org. Family Law Workshop

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

Music Lessons: Private or Group

Figure Drawing Classes

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.

Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons

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.

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. 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. 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 Projects rooted in the lessons of color. Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonFrom color relationships and mixing exper- Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial iments to color creation. There are a mileducation: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. lion things to learn about color. Choose a Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, two or four class session. Ages 8-12. First 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: Mon10 students to sign up for the 4/25 class Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 attend for free. $30.00 per class, includes x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha. materials Through May 7, 10-11:30 a.m., com/NRC.html. Neighborhood Resource Through May 7, 10-11:30 a.m. and Through Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Knitting & Crochet Classes May 7, 10-11:30 a.m. 912-388-1939. artlabsavannah@gmail.com. artlabsavannah. Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. com/#!classes-for-kids/cbhe. ArtLab, 2417 See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. Waters Ave. DUI Prevention Group com. Offers victim impact panels for intoxiLATIN Workshop Join us for our Monthly Workshop for May. cated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone We will be celebrating May for Cinco de seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen Mayo and heating up the dance floor with all of the Latin inspired dances. Register drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912for 2 hours of Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, 443-0410. Earn the New Standard in HR Certification Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata. We will Establish yourself as a globally-recognized have chips and salsa for you to enjoy as you human resource expert by earning the new learn. As usual, we will be partnering with standard in HR certification: SHRM CertiBen's Neighborhood Grill & TAP for spirits. fied Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM $25 per person or $45 per couple Sat., May Senior Certified Professional (SHRM9, 3-5 p.m. salondebaile.dance@gmail. SCP™). These professional certifications com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon can open doors for professional advancede Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson ment, serve to harmonize standards Memorial Drive. Learn to Sew with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional develop- Sewing lessons for all ages and skill levels. Private and Group classes. Tuesdays.. 912ment. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organi- 596-0889. kleossewingstudio.com. Kleo's Sewing Studio, 36 W. Broughton St. #201. zations and in the profession. $965 SHRM Life Coaching member / $1040 non-SHRM member Group & individual life coaching with a CerThrough May 11, 6-9 p.m. 912-478-1763. tified Life Coach. Plan for a career change, proftrainingmgmt@georgiasouthern. new lifestyle, or an opportunity to pursue edu. academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/ programs/professionaldevelopment/shrm- creative or business projects. Step-by-step guidance to fulfill aspirations. In person cert/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal or telephone sessions. Thursdays.. 912Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. English as Second Language Classes 596-1952. info@roiseandassociates.com. Learn conversational English, comprehen- Downtown Savannah, downtown. Music Instruction sion, vocabulary and life communication Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of skills. All ages. Thursdays, 7:30pm, Island Color Exploration & Beyond

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

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

New Horizons Adult Band Program

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

A weekly Friday gathering of new moms and their babies. Practice baby & mom yoga, do a planned activity. Dream boards, affirmation writing, personalized aromatherapy and other projects. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-704-7650. ann@douladeliveries.com. douladeliveries.com. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Novel Writing

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

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

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

Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. Pole Fitness Classes

Pole dancing is a beautiful artform, and a combination of dance, flexibility and gymnastics. Pole dancing has quickly become one of the most popular forms of fun and exercise for women. It can help you lose weight, gain beautiful muscle tone, make you stronger than ever and build confidence like no other form of exercise can.


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Join us on Tuesday nights and get fitter and stronger than you've ever been, with this amazing full body workout. Schedule 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. A. Roper Studio - Voice 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. 912-484-0628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Russian Language Classes

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

Open to published or unpublished writers. Beginners are welcome. Savannah Authors Autonomous encourages firstclass prose writing, fiction or non-faction, using discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, and examples. The group was founded by Christopher Scott (912) 3981727 and Alice Vantrease (912) 308-3208. Visit us at savannahauthors.org. We meet every second AND FOURTH Tuesday of the month. Free second Tuesday of every month. (912) 308-3208. savannahauthors. org. Sewing Classes

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

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

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. 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. 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. Exchange Club of Savannah - Weekly Lunch

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

Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe

Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations.

Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. athenapluto@yahoo.com. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future

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

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

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

Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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of Savannah, 1764-C Hodgson Memorial. Membership: $25/year. second Saturday of every month.. (912) 598-9977. savannahquiltguild@comcast.net. Society for Creative Anachronism

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

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

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. second Tuesday of every month.. savannahwritersgroup.blogspot.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.

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.

Comedy

Ampersand Open Mic Comedy Night

Coach's Corner, 3016 East Victory Dr. Concert: Robin Giesbrecht

Young Bulgarian-German pianist Robin Giesbrecht will present a concert of the works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Concerts Scriabin, and Liszt. He is an undergradu13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing) ate Student of Scholastic Distinction at The “If you can carry a tune, come sing with Juilliard School, and the recipient of the us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344Vladimir Horowitz Scholarship. In 2013 he 9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thun- was appointed “Steinway Artist.” Recitals derbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. have taken him through Europe, as well Concert: Francine Reed as overseas to China, the Philippines, SinFrancine Reed, known to most of the world gapore, and the Kingdom of Brunei. In the as Lyle Lovett's duet and back-up vocalUnited States he has appeared in New York ist, has become one of Georgia's most Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Carntreasured artists as evidenced in her recent egie’s Weill Hall. Childcare will be available induction into the Georgia Music Hall of at no charge. Free; donations accepted Fri., Fame. Sat., May 9, 8 p.m. marstheatre. May 8, 7:30-9 p.m. 912-598-1188 between com. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. 2 and 5 p.m. weekdays. messiahsk.com. Concert: From Shetland to Galicia Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge The program will consist of Celtic music Road (The Landings). from the Middle Ages into the early Renais- Savannah Philharmonic: Season Finale: Brahms, Wagner & Strauss sance, and will be sung in Scots, Irish, Breton, Latin and Gallego-Portuguese, and Featuring internationally acclaimed piano soloist Michael Hauber. Brahms' Piano accompanied by players of period instruConcerto No. 1; Wagner's Overture to ments (harp, medieval fiddles, recorder, Rienzi; and Strauss's Rosenkavalier Suite. hurdy gurdy and positive organ). The $16 to $70 Sat., May 9, 7:30 p.m. savanprogram will contain some of the most nahphilharmonic.org. savannahcivic.com. ancient surviving Celtic music. Sun., May 10, 3 p.m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 34th Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. & Abercorn Sts. Concert: Savannah Children's Choir

The spring concert features a tribute to the choir’s graduating 8th graders, each of whom will conduct a song in the concert. The King of Pops, providers of fresh, allnatural frozen treats, will be on hand to introduce their delicious pops to concertgoers. $10 Sun., May 10, 3 p.m. savannahchoir.org. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. Concert: The Barefoot Movement

Heartfelt, energetic, and down-home. Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene," the music of the Nashville-based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to the earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while with the 2014 IBMA Momentum award winners for Band of the Year. Fri., May 8, 8 p.m. randywoodguitars.com. Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80. PICKDrivin' n Cryin', Big Engine $15-$25 Fri., May 8, 7 p.m. coachs.net/.

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Dance

Adult Ballet Class

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

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

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Ballroom Series Group Class

A group ballroom dance class for begin-

ners 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. Happenstance Bellydance

All levels and styles of bellydance welcome. Classes every Monday, 5:306:30pm. Drop-ins welcome. $15/lesson Mondays, 5:30 p.m.. (912) 704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. C.C. Express Dance Team

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-7480731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Dance for Peace

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

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

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couples). free - $15 Thursdays, 8 p.m. 912335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Disco Hustle Dance Class

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia

Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731.

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Irish Dance Classes

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

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

Created by world renowned dancer and ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" professional, Louis Van Amstel, LaBlast uniquely combines a wide variety of ballroom dance styles and music genres. Do the Cha Cha Cha, Disco, Jive, Merengue, Salsa and Samba set to everything from pop and rock to hip-hop and country – and burn fat and blast calories! No experience and no partner necessary. $15.00 drop in or 10 classes for $80.00 Mondays, 6-7 p.m. and Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgcontinues on p. 42

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1 Coin flip 5 Nuremberg number 9 Agent Emanuel 12 ___ Chris Steak House 14 “They went this way” sign 15 Pops 16 Farm refrain 17 Novelist Pier ___ Pasolini 18 Bother 19 Opening of “Anna Kareni...” (TL;DR) 22 “Kate & ___” (‘80s sitcom) 23 Toxic condition 24 Sports car protector 25 Daybreak 28 Prominent stretch 29 Opening of “A Tale of Two Cit...” (TL;DR) 35 Gravy dish 36 They have a flower logo 37 “Come right ___!” 38 Opening of “The Catcher in the R...” (TL;DR) 43 Evergreen State sch. 44 “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” character 45 Bro’s sib 46 Remove, like a rind 49 Gp. that awards the Oscars 51 Opening of “Moby-D...” (TL;D... wait, I think I got the whole thing!) 55 Keats offering

56 Concern 57 Was told 60 Vardalos or Long 61 Students take them 62 Impressive lineup 63 DC ballplayer 64 Sitcom starring Sonny Shroyer 65 “Auld Lang ___”

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32 Paid periodically 33 Last word of some films 34 Explosive materials 39 Offer from a sharing friend 40 Makes a decision about, in court 41 “Kinsey” star Neeson 42 Company that makes motorcycles, guitars, and snowmobiles 46 Home of the Huskies 47 Gymnastics great Comaneci 48 Crease 50 Jury members 52 What a colon may mean 53 Takes to court 54 Guys 58 Operated, as machinery 59 Turn purple, perhaps

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son Memorial Drive. Line Dancing

Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org.

Mahogany Shades of Beauty

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.

Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm8:30pm. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Dance classes - hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-272-8329. Modern Dance Class

Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. Old Time Country Dance

Savannah Folk Music Society presents this dance with music by Glow In The Dark. Sat., May 9, 7:30 p.m. notredamesav.org. Notre Dame Academy, 1709 Bull St. Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

Tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. Tuesdays.. salsasavannah.com. Salsa Night

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

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

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

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

Instructor Rick Cody teaches the smooth rhythms of beach music and west coast swing. $12 drop in fee or $35 for 4 weeks Wednesdays, 7 p.m.. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. LGBT

First City Network

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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 42 the first Saturday of each month at 7pm.

Gay AA Meeting

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

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

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 website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-6571966. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth.org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. What Makes a Family

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

Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles and snakes licking their chops. Sun., May 10, 3 p.m. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Dolphin Project

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

A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. Check the "GreenDrinks Savannah" facebook page. Free to attend. Cash bar. second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. zunzis.com. Z2 (Zunzi's II), 9 Drayton Street. Knot Tying

Learn some handy knots for everyday use. Fri., May 8, 1 p.m. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Marsh Hike with Dr. Charlie Belin

Join Dr. Charlie Belin, one of the foremost experts of marsh ecology in the region, as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. Please register in advance. Space is limited to 20 guests. The hike will be departing from the site’s museum at 5pm and will last about an hour. Wed., May 6, 5-6 p.m. gastateparks.org/ info/wormsloe/. Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd. Picnic in the Park

Join the park staff for an afternoon of food, games, and fun. Sub sandwiches, drinks, and chips will be served. Please Nature and Environment call 912-598-2300 at least two days before All About Feral Hogs to reserve your spot. $10 second Saturday Learn all about this incredibly destrucof every month, 12-2 p.m. 912-598-2300. tive invasive species and the efforts being Evan.Goetz@dnr.state.ga.us. gastateparks. taken to reduce their booming population. org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Wed., May 13, 3 p.m. gastateparks.org/info/ Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Authority Diamond Cswy. All About Painted Buntings Support EOA through the FundingFactory Keep your eyes open to see one of AmeriRecycling Program. Recycle empty carca’s most beautiful birds right here on the tridges, cell phones, small electronics, lappark. Join a discussion to learn all about tops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive the painted bunting. Wed., May 6, 11 a.m. technology products and cash. Businesses gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway may also recycle items on behalf of EOA Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. AnderAnimal Sign ID son St. See website, email or call for info. Animal sign is the evidence animals leave ongoing. 912-238-2960 x126. dwproperty@ that they were in an area. Learn to identify aol.com. fundingfactory.com. Sandpiper Trail Hike scat, tracks, and other sign like different Meander through the marsh on a one mile burrows and holes. Wed., May 6, 2 p.m. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. Thu., May 7. gastateparks. Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Coffee with a Ranger org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Start your morning right. Join a Park Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Manager Holly for coffee and discussion of Walk on the Wild Side A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail the happenings at Skidaway Island State winds through maritime forest, freshwater Park. Fri., May 8. gastateparks.org/info/ wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10amDiamond Cswy. Dinner Time 4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New

Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast

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

Low Cost Pet Clinic

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

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

Services available include low-cost pet vaccinations, heartworm testing, low-cost pet micro-chipping. Meet a breed with the Savannah Kennel Club and enjoy a kid's carnival with bounce houses, cake walk, and more. 100% of the proceeds benefit both Jacob G. Smith Elementary School and the participating local pet rescue agencies. Sat., May 9, 12-3 p.m. Jacob G. Smith Elementary School, Lamara Street (one block east of Habersham Village). St. Almo's

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

Band of Sisters Prayer Group

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

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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/familylifesingles. 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. 912228-9425. 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. Gratitude Circle in the Squares

Join Joanne Morton and others on Wednesdays for a weekly gathering of positive energy. All are welcome. Free hugs. View calendar for the square of the week. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. magicpassionlove.com/savannah-gratitude/. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Guided Silent Prayer

Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:458:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org.

winning and bestselling thrillers. He will deliver a lecture on bringing faiths together. Thu., May 7, 6 p.m. uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St.

rian 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, 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.

"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.

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

Everyone is welcome. 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.

Maritime Bethel

A New Church in the City, For the City

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

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

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

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.

Jeffrey Small Interfaith Lecture

Jeffrey Small is the author of two award-

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.

Unity Church of Savannah

Special Screenings

Film: Mystery James Mason Film

The late, great British actor James Mason passed away in 1984 at the age of 75, but his shadow looms large over the entire film industry to this day. For this special screening, the Psychotronic Film Society will unveil one of Mason's least-known movies, a guilty pleasure for fans of obscure cinema. The exact title will remain a secret until showtime. $7 Wed., May 13, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. PICKFilm: The Lonely Lady In honor of Pia Zadora's 61st birthday, the Psychotronic Film Society presents this film, the last major theatrical film to star the marginally talented actress and singer. This film was nominated for 13 Razzie continues on p. 44

Savannah Reiki Share

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

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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.

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Free will astrology ARIES

March 21-April 19

Benedictine monks observe the Latin motto *Laborare est Orare.* The 19th-century abbot Maurus Wolter interpreted these words to mean “work is worship” or “work is prayer.” He was trying to impress upon his fellow monks that the work they did was not a grudging distraction from their service to God, but rather at the heart of their devotion. To do their tasks with love was a way to express gratitude for having been blessed with the gift of life. I propose that you experiment with this approach in the coming weeks, even if your version is more secular. What would it be like to feel contentment with and appreciation for the duties you have been allotted?

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

Here’s one of the best things you can do for your mental and physical health: Withdraw your attention from the life that lies behind you, and be excited about the life that stretches ahead of you. Forget about the past, and get wildly inventive as you imagine the interesting future you will create for yourself. Forgive everyone who has offended you, and fantasize about the fun adventures you’ll go on, the inspiring plans you’ll carry out, and the invigorating lessons you hope to learn.

GEMINI

May 21-June 20

In the children’s book *The Little Engine That Could,* a little blue engine volunteers to pull a long chain of train cars up a steep hill, even though it’s not confident it has the power to do so. As it strains to haul the heavy weight, it recites a mantra to give itself hope: “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” The story ends happily. The little blue engine reaches the top of the hill with its many cars in tow, and is able to glide down the rest of the way. As you deal with your own challenge, Gemini, I recommend that you use an even more forceful incantation. Chant this: “I know I can, I know I can, I know I can.”

CANCER

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hikes is teeming with the six-petaled purple wildflower known as the elegant cluster-lily. Every one of them -- and there are hundreds -- lean hard in the direction of the sun in the west. Should I deride them as conformists that follow the law of the pack? Should I ridicule them for their blind devotion? Or should I more sensibly regard them as having a healthy instinct to gravitate toward the life-giving light? I’ll go with the latter theory. In that spirit, Leo, I urge you to ignore the opinions of others as you turn strongly toward the sources that provide you with essential nourishment.

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Am I reading the astrological omens correctly? I hope so. From what I can tell, you have been flying under the radar and over the rainbow. You have been exploiting the loopholes in the big bad system and enjoying some rather daring experiments with liberation. At this point in the adventure, you may be worried that your lucky streak can’t continue much longer. I’m here to tell you that it can. It will. It must. I predict that your detail-loving intelligence will paradoxically guide you to expand your possibilities even further.

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

According to the three science fiction films collectively known as *The Matrix,* we humans suffer from a fundamental delusion. What we think is real life is actually a sophisticated computer simulation. Intelligent machines have created this dream world to keep us in suspended animation while they harvest our energy to fuel their civilization. Now as far as I can tell, this scenario isn’t literally true. But it is an apt metaphor for how many of us seem to be half-asleep or under a spell, lost in our addiction to the simulated world created by technology. I bring this to your attention, Libra, because now is a favorable time to diminish the hold that the metaphorical Matrix has on you. What can you do to at least partially escape your bondage? (Hint: A little more contact with nature could do the trick.)

Here’s a confession: I have taken a vow to foster beauty, truth, love, justice, equality, tolerance, creativity, playfulness, and hope. To do this work is one of my life goals. I approach it with the devotion of a monk and the rigor of a warrior. Does that mean I ignore difficulty and suffering and cruelty? Of course not. I’m trying to diminish the power of those problems, so I sure as hell better know a lot about them. On the other hand, my main focus is on redemption and exaltation. I prefer not to describe in detail the world’s poisons, but rather to provide an antidote for them. Even if you don’t normally share my approach, Cancerian, I invite you to try it for the next two weeks. The astrological time is right.

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The hill where I take my late afternoon

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

In the coming weeks, you may be as alluring and intriguing and tempting as you have been in a long time. I suggest you capitalize on this advantage. Proceed as if you do indeed have the power to attract more of the emotional riches you desire. Assume that are primed to learn new secrets about the arts of intimacy, and that these secrets will make you even smarter and more soulful than you already are. Cultivate your ability to be the kind of trusted ally and imaginative lover who creates successful relationships.

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

The guy is breathtakingly smart. Here’s one of his operating principles: “If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.” Let’s enshrine his advice as your meditation, Sagittarius. I think you’re strong enough and brave enough to go hunting for some new super-rich dilemmas. Yes, they may lead you to commit some booboos. But they will also stretch your intelligence beyond its previous limits, giving you a more vigorous understanding of the way the world works.

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

In 1934, Capricorn baseball player Dizzy Dean was named the Most Valuable Player after winning 30 games. It was a feat that no National League pitcher has repeated ever since. After Dean retired, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Never shy about acknowledging his own prowess, he declared that “if you can do it, it ain’t bragging.” It is in this spirit that I invite you to freely expound on your talents and accomplishments in the coming week. You won’t be boasting. You will simply be providing information. And that will ultimately result in you being offered an interesting new opportunity or two.

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

There has rarely been a better time than now to refine the art of being your own mommy or daddy. You’re finally ready to take over from the parental voices in your head and assume full responsibility for raising yourself the rest of the way. What do you want to be when you grow up? You may feel a giddy sense of freedom as it becomes clear that the only authority who has the right to answer that question is you.

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

The universe has always played tricks on you. Some have been so perplexing that you’ve barely understood the joke. Others have been amusing but not particularly educational. Now I sense a new trend in the works, however. I suspect that the universe’s pranks are becoming more comprehensible. They may have already begun to contain hints of kindness. What’s the meaning of this lovely turn of events? Maybe you have finally discharged a very old karmic debt. It’s also conceivable that your sense of humor has matured so much that you’re able to laugh at some of the crazier plot twists. Here’s another possibility: You are cashing in on the wisdom you were compelled to develop over the years as you dealt with the universe’s tricks.

Awards and won 6 Razzies in 1984. Come prepared to howl at this jaw-dropping misfire that has never been released on DVD anywhere in the world and also features young Ray Liotta in a key role. $7 Wed., May 6, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Punk Rock Movie Night

Join the Sentient Bean for a monthly series of movies directly inspired by punk music, fashion or general attitude. The movie will start promptly at 8PM. Admission is free for customers. Attendees are invited to discuss and or promote any events or shows happening around town. second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Sports & Games

Adult Coed Flag Football League

8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. Beach Bum Open Volleyball Tournament

The EVP® Beach Volleyball Tour is the largest beach volleyball tour in the United States with 20 events held across the country from March through September. An estimated 140 teams are expected to attend with at least 20 courts of play. Free to attend Sat., May 9. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes

Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. Grief 101 Support Group

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

Sponsored by Rives E. Worrell Co., this annual fundraiser is known as one of the best nonprofit golf tournaments in the Savannah area. All proceeds benefit Junior Achievement (JA) of Coastal Georgia, which will reach over 14,000 students this academic year providing specialized programs aimed at teaching financial literacy, workforce development, and business ethics. To register a team of four, email Alyson Mull at amull@georgia.ja.org Wed., May 6. 912-790-7822. westinsavannah. com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Lawyers Guns & Money Sporting Clays Tournament

The shoot attracts hundreds for an afternoon of marksmanship followed by a party featuring a boat raffle, silent auction, barbecue, beer and wine, and live music by the Train Wrecks. Proceeds go towards the American Diabetes Association. $600 for a four-man team, $25 for after-party


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Fri., May 8. Forest City Gun Club, 9203 Ferguson Avenue. Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/savannahbikepolo. Seaport Streetball Classic

Sat., May 9. Sol C. Johnson High School, 3012 Sunset Blvd. Sports Coach

Golf, Tennis, Baseball, Etc. for novices or professionals. Fine tune your mental game with guided imagery and visualization. 25 years experience. For more info call 912247-4903. ongoing. Online only, none. Ultimate Frisbee

Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/pick-up/. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. USMNT (Soccer) American Outlaws Chapter

USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912-398-4014. savannahflipflop.com. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St. Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

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

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

Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. Brain Injury Support Group

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

Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church,

520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group

For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Children's Grief Support Group

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

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

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Dear Erin, My dog Elvis loves chasing after feral cats. If he gets one in his sight, there’s no stopping him. I’m scared that one of these days he’s gonna run across Whitaker Street and get hit by a car. Do you know of any psychic protection that can keep this from happening? Worried Mama

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HEY THERE, little Worried Mama (she said in her best Elvis voice…) It’s not always easy being parents to our furry children. They know enough English to understand what we’re saying, but aren’t fluent enough to follow directions. And Connect for Kids when they get all naughty, we can’t ground This group is for children who have a loved them or take away their iPads. D’oh! one with a life-limiting illness. WednesThe hardest part about having pets is days, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University that more often than not, we outlive them. Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Making peace with this fact won’t change Debtors Anonymous it, but I like to believe that letting go of the For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See fear of losing our pets can help keep them in their safest, most loving light. website or call for info. ongoing. 912-5726108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsaEasier said than done, right? vannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, Here’s a little invocation created by 2320 Sunset Blvd. animal psychic JaneEllen Sexton to help Eating Disorders Anonymous communicate with our pets whenever we Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating are separated from them and are worried and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet for their wellbeing: group, nor for those who struggle solely “(Pet’s name) I am here and I am there. with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. You are here and you are there. We are Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo.com. Asbury Memorial United Method- not alone.” ist Church, 1008 Henry St. (Then tell your pet whatever message Essential Tremor Support Group you want your pet to know.) For those with the disease, care partners, Every so often my wayward cat son, family and caregivers. Managing the disMeets regularly to discuss issues affecting the lives of polio survivors. Call or see website for info. Polio survivors and guests are invited. Free and open to the public. ongoing. 912-927-8332. coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org.

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

Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. Gambling Problem 12 Step Program

Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730. Georgia Scleroderma Support Group

A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola's Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912414-3827. ongoing.

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Zander, escapes for a little adventure. He roams the neighborhood for a day or two while his dad waits up for him at all hours, sick with worry. Whenever the search for him becomes futile, I sit someplace quiet and envision him safe and well. Then I say the above invocation and tell him how much he is loved and missed. Inevitably, he shows up within a couple of hours. The psychic protection behind the invocation doesn’t necessarily come from the words I’m saying, but from my ability to tune out my fears and focus on love. Quantum physicists might explain the science behind this phenomenon by saying that when we turn our energetic radio dials away from 88.5 FRAIDY CAT, we are able to tune in to station 107.8 SAFE PET. Thanks for getting in touch, Worried Mama. I hope this information helps. In the meantime, know that I am holding Elvis in safe, happy thoughts! Your pal, Erin The Ghost Dog Diaries is a weekly advice column, inspired by the late PJ Cuddlesworth. Three hours after PJ’s passing, Erin held an Irish Wake in her honor. That’s when her name appeared in her beer. (Misspelled, of course. Ghost Dogs aren’t equipped with Autocorrect.) Erin and PJ have been giving psychic readings and helping people connect with their loved ones who have passed ever since. Got a question about life after death and other phenomena? Give us a shout at psychicyourpalerin@ gmail.com. Although we don’t give psychic readings in this column, you can learn more about private consultations at www.yourpalerin.com

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