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Local nonprofit executive and CPA, Johnathon Scott Barrett, will debut his culinary memoir, “Rise and Shine! A Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family and Friends.” All ticket sales benefit Live Oak Public Libraries and will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvre from recipes in the book, meet and greet with the author and time for book signings. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. $75 individual, $125 per couple

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Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk Savannah honors the legacy of FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller along with his 342 FDNY brothers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001. Public service industry workers, corporate teams and the public are encouraged to register for this event. 8 a.m. Orleans Square, Barnard and McDonough Streets. $25-$40.

Which of his Least-Known Starring Roles will Psychotronic Film Society show? Peter Falk (best known to mainstream audiences as the low-key police detective Columbo) was a talented actor who appeared in over 100 different films and TV shows before his death in 2011. This is a tribute to his lengthy and somewhat unorthodox career with a rare public screening of one of his most obscure but critically acclaimed dramatic movies. The exact title won’t be announced until showtime.... we can tell you this: it’s recommended for fans of intelligent, gritty dialogue. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

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Film: The Oily Maniac

Inspired by and loosely based on a strange Malaysian folk legend of a strange, man-like creature covered in a dark, greasy substance which roams the streets at night, this Hong Kong-made action/horror hybrid from famed Chinese movie studio Shaw Brothers was never released in the USA. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $6

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Join the Savannah Tree Foundation and community volunteers for the first of our Parks and People series. Begin with a stroll around the park with a certified arborist discussing the local trees, then provide some care and maintenance to the trees in the park by doing some light weeding and spreading mulch to get them ready for autumn. Community service credit is available for this and all of our events. Free t-shirt for the first 30 people to show up. Tools and refreshments provided. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes. 9:30 a.m.-noon Mother Mathilda Beasley Park, 500 E. Broad. 912-233-8733.

Sit back and relax while Savannah Dan takes you through Savannah’s deep history with his personal style. 2 p.m Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St.

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Concert: Songs You Know and Love

Hear pianist Benjamin Warsaw and vocalist Rebecca Flaherty perform your favorite classical music songs all in one evening, from Bach to Gershwin. 7:30 p.m Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

Savannah Pride White Party

This event celebrates Savannah’s diversity and the end of summer and also serves as the kickoff event for the Pride Festival. Wear all white/garden attire. 7 p.m Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

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Savannah Dan Onstage

Sit back and relax while Savannah Dan takes you through Savannah’s history with his personal style. 2 p.m Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St.

Theatre: Hazard Point

The Shoestring Theatre Company presents Hazard Point, a madcap comedy/ mystery, by Savannah playwright B.B. Capryllian and directed by Terri Hsu. This production is set, literally and figuratively, at a Southern Bed & Breakfast. But the setting quickly turns to chaos as guests arrive, secrets are spilled and scotch begins flowing. Advance tickets available at 8 p.m Forsyth Park House, 703 Whitaker Street. $15 912-495-5958.

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Saturday / 12 Blues Bash

Dance the night away with blues music by Vinyl Appreciation. No prior dance experience needed. Free beginner lessons from 9-11am. 8 p.m Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

Concert: Prayers of Rain and Wind

The Savannah Philharmonic will perform its opening concert, “Prayers of Rain and Wind.” The evening opens with Weber’s “Overture to ‘Der Freischutz’” and concludes with Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1, Op. 68.” 7:30 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $16-$75 912-232-6002. info@savannahphilharmonic. org

Concert: Richard Smith

Audiences delight when world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose with fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavors. -8 p.m eRandy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80. $20 plus tax

Forsyth Farmers Market

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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.

A delightful garden tea party with games and a tour of the house by costumed interpreters. 1-4 p.m Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. Free

Mystery on the Adirondack Express: A 1930s Dining Adventure

The Suites at Station Exchange Senior Living Community presents a dinner theater to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The menu will include shrimp cocktail, corn chowder, beef Wellington or lemon garlic chicken, and pineapple upside down cake. Period dress encouraged. 5:30-8 p.m Suites at Station Exchange, 3205 TSX Grand Central.

Meet loving, adoptable pets with local animal rescue groups at PetSmart’s event. There is no charge to meet the adoptable pets, and adoption fees vary with each group. Sept. 12-13 PetSmart, 11132 Abercorn St. 14 bands, two stages. Featuring Southern Culture on the Skids, Those Darlins, Parker Millsap, Margo & the Pricetags, and more. Sponsored in part by Connect Savannah. Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. noon-11 p.m $45

Savannah Art Walk

An inclusive and inspiring Art Walk of our Historic Downtown. The Savannah Art Walk includes twenty exceptional Galleries, as well as collaborative endeavors with Andaz and Bohemian Riverfront Hotel to offer wine pours for guests. second Saturday of every month, 4-8 p.m. Downtown Savannah Free

Celebrate Savannah’s diversity with live music, food vendors, trade show booths and local community organizations and businesses. 11 a.m.-8 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. $5 Race in the River Race (6.5 miles) or the Little Tybee Challenge (8 miles). Casual paddling options are alo available. Funds raised from this kayak race go towards the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. A-J’s Dockside, 1315 Chatham Ave.

Theatre: Hazard Point

The Shoestring Theatre Company presents Hazard Point, a madcap comedy/ mystery, by Savannah playwright B.B. Capryllian and directed by Terri Hsu. This production is set, literally and figuratively, at a Southern Bed & Breakfast. But the setting quickly turns to chaos as guests arrive, secrets are spilled and scotch begins flowing. Advance tickets available at 8 p.m Forsyth Park House, 703 Whitaker Street. $15 continues on p. 6

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Join us for an afternoon of history, craft demonstrations, and exploration at the Owens-Thomas House. The main floor of the house will be open for interpretive tours in which families will meet characters from the history of the house. Visitors will see demonstrations of traditional methods of spinning and bread-making, and learn to play games like marbles that were likely played by both the enslaved and free children in the household. Families also will see a demonstration of the faux-finishing techniques used in the house and participate in a hands-on marbleizing activity.


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of The Sentient Bean and Board Chair of the Forsyth Farmer’s Market and Dave Watch a movie and enjoy meatballs at the Simons, Public Affairs Officer in the Florence with the Movies and Meatballs Georgia Air National Guard and President series. of Simons Political Group, a government 7:30 p.m relations and business consulting firm. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive. Candidates will then take a round of questions from a panel of Savannah journalists PetSmart Adopt-A-Thon including Jim Morekis, Editor-in-Chief Meet loving, adoptable pets with local of Connect Savannah, Tom Barton of animal rescue groups at PetSmart’s event. Savannah Morning News, J Cindy Hill There is no charge to meet the adoptable of GPB Savannah WSHV & WWIO, and pets, and adoption fees vary with each Elizabeth Rhaney, The Inkwell (ASU). group. The “vision” sharing and journalist Q/A Sep. 12-13 will be 50 minutes with a moderated PetSmart, 11132 Abercorn St. 15-minute audience Q/A-commentary to follow. Continue the conversation after the Monday / 14 event at the American Legion Post 135 If I Were Mayor: Five Visions for the bar. Future of Savannah 7 p.m A panel of community members from The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. all backgrounds discusses what their Tuesday / 15 platform might be if they were running for mayor. “Candidates” will include John Latino Heritage Month Begins McMasters, former County Commissioner, Armstrong’s Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) sponGeorge Seaborough, President of sors this monthlong celebration of Latino Twickenham Neighborhood Association culture. Festivities include a Spanish film and Associate Coordinator at Savannah festival, lectures, dance classes and more. Chatham Citizen Advocacy, Regina For a full list, visit Thomas, former member of the Georgia Sept. 15-Oct. 15 State Senate and Georgia House of Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn Representatives, Kristin Russell, owner

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Sit back and relax while Savannah Dan takes you through Savannah’s history with his personal style. 2 p.m The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St.

Tongue: Open Mouth & Music Show hosted by Calvin Thomas

Music, poetry and spoken word on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. third Tuesday of every month, 7-10 p.m Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. Free and open to the public. 912-238-2426.

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88th Birthday Salute to Peter Falk

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WELCOME to our annual College Student Guide, our way of welcoming new students (and faculty!) to town with a focus on lifestyle and on the stuff you really need to know about this strange, interesting, and altogether unique place called Savannah. This year we have some particularly awesome contributions from our roster of local all-star writers, as well as of course from our own stellar staff of scribes: Jessica Leigh Lebos, Anna Chandler, and Rachael Flora. This year’s cover shoot features one of Savannah’s premier young Renaissance men, Andrew Jay Ripley. Andrew is not only principal oboist in the amazing Savannah Philharmonic— which kicks off its 2015-2016 season this week—he’s a bartender/mixologist par excellence at one of Savannah’s newest hot spots, Cotton & Rye. Andrew’s best John Belushi imitation was recorded for posterity by contributing photographer Jon Waits, himself an incredible local musician and man of many talents. The shoot was coordinated—and this issue designed—by our epic production staff, Brandon Blatcher and Britt Scott. SO if you’re new in town, the first thing on the List Of Things You Need To Know is: 1. You will never live in a place like this again. Ever. Savannah is literally one-of-a-kind. America’s second planned city (apparently New Haven, Connecticut, is first, booooo), we’re the only city in the world still featuring the prescient and groundbreaking city plan of our founder Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe, who stepped onto these shores in 1733. (Brunswick, Ga., to our south, was also founded by Oglethorpe with the same design, but they totally jacked up their city plan decades ago.) Savannah’s squares, the core element of Oglethorpe’s vision, form the bones of a city designed from the beginning as an inclusive place of sanctuary with a very liberal set of values by the standards of the time. Oglethorpe eventually lost out on his bid to keep the scourge of slavery out of the new colony of Georgia. (He also lost out on his bid to keep hard liquor and lawyers out too.)

But his core vision—an open, welcoming, walkable city which encourages different pursuits, diverse intellectual, artistic, and commercial contribution, freedom of religion and expression, and yes, a city eager to have fun—remains to this day. Savannah’s original commitment to individual freedom and liberty is one way we’re unlike most other cities in the deep South, surface similarities aside. Perhaps the clearest example you’ll come to know if you’re 21 or over: Our remarkably liberal open container law, a living relic of a time when personal liberty was all-important and citizens were trusted to behave responsibly. Way more expansive than any other open container law in the country, it might become so natural and engrained in your DNA that, like me, you’ll never again be completely comfortable going to other cities where you can’t take your cocktail out onto the sidewalk or saunter across the street with a beer whenever you want. (But still not in your car please! Never in your car.) There are plenty of Southern cities as friendly as Savannah: Charleston, Pensacola, and Columbia come to mind in my own experience. There are plenty of Southern cities with more than a little eccentricity about them: New Orleans, Asheville, and Richmond, to name a few. But no other city in the South, or the U.S. for that matter, combines our remarkable hospitality, our vibrant joy for life, and our quirky, offbeat whimsy and celebration of individual eccentricity. 2. We have a lot of problems other cities like us have, and some problems that seem to be unique to Savannah. Savannah is old-fashioned. Shocker! We’re usually at least 20 years behind the curve here. Some of us are proud of that, some not so much, but the fact remains. For example, only this year is the City of Savannah considering allowing food trucks in City limits! I kid you not. Also: Unlike basically every other city in America, we don’t yet have a mechanism for all-ages music shows. (Read more about that this issue.) But that seems to be changing, slowly but surely as is our way. Another example: Though we have a significant and sizeable African American population, we were 20 years behind Atlanta in electing an African American mayor. Indeed, the generation of African American political leadership here is actually the first to gain power locally since the elimination of Jim Crow laws.

Like many other cities in the South, there’s tension between black and white here. Not as obvious as in places like Memphis or Birmingham, but questions of race, social justice, and wealth disparity are present in virtually every policy and business decision here in some way or another. I’m not saying you have to like it—I don’t—but the sooner you realize that the sooner you will be able to deal with it, and maybe become part of the solution. We have really sucky drivers here. Not too-fast drivers like Atlanta and not certifiably insane drivers like Miami, but just plain incompetent drivers who don’t know the rules of the road. (Tourists seem to quickly catch this same disease.) It is what it is. Be careful out there. We have one of the most perfect cities ever designed and built, but some of the most imperfect and most stubborn elected and bureaucratic leaders you’ll ever find. This chasm between Savannah’s virtually limitless upside and our all-too-real downside can be incredibly frustrating at times, whether you’ve lived here most of your life, as I have, or if you just arrived. Luckily you came to town just in time to vote in one of the most important elections this City has ever had. If you’re at least 18 as I assume almost all of you are, you have a month to register to vote to take part. Check us out each week for more coverage of local politics and issues. 3. Whatever your interests, you will have plenty of opportunity to make an immediate and real impact. Savannah likes to think of itself as the center of the universe, and as big and influential as New York City. The truth is we’re a deceptively small city—only the country’s 100th largest media market, with less than half the population of metro Charleston. We would fill a tiny corner of metro Atlanta. The great part about our intimate, incubator-like nature is if you’ve ever wanted to open an art gallery, become an artist, start a band, open a business (maybe even a food truck soon!), run for office, start a nonprofit, sit on a City advisory board, go to church, start a church, become a recognizable local celebrity of sorts or even just a widely known eccentric barfly...... you now have those opportunities! It’s incredibly easy to get involved and make a difference here. All you have to do is take the first step, have that first conversation, buy someone that first beer if you’re old enough. We’ll take care of the rest. We’re friendly here, and we like cool new people. cs

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In our 17 years together, my dear spouse and I have survived many challenges. We moved across the country. We entertain vastly different political opinions. We’ve cared for sick parents, sassy children, a diabetic pug and a puppy that eats socks and barfs them up in surprise locations. There was that time he “accidentally” signed up for Tinder because he “thought it was a camping website,” though it bodes well that neither of our names showed up on the Ashley Madison list. Marriage is a many bouldered sojourn, for sure. And those who’ve endured know that nothing, nothing, will tax the state of a union more than a bathroom remodel. Back in July, the leaky shower pan in our Jack-n-Jill finally gave way, revealing a yawning chasm to homeowner Hades. There was rotted wood to rip out and 70 year-old turquoise and yellow tile to replace, and we figured the rusted beige sink and guzzling ancient toilet might as well go, too. “Should take about two weeks,” assured the contractor. We are now on week eight of sharing the hall bathroom with the children. Stress levels are high. I humbly acknowledge my vast privilege in a world where many don’t even have plumbing, but my first world ass is getting real chapped dealing with people who hide my contact lenses and use up all the hot water. Also, nothing spells chaos like chili enchiladas for four and one potty. Just this morning I mistook our son’s hair goop for toothpaste and had to pee in the backyard with the puppy. In addition to the crowded conditions, my husband and I have spent several date nights arguing at different hardware supply stores, mostly about toilets. Like many American shopping experiences, the number of options is overwhelming. Like many American men, my husband wants to examine all of them. I don’t care much as long as it flushes. Choosing the right commode for our posteriors has been made even more difficult by the fact that most big box stores now display their toilets on the wall instead of the floor. Why, you ask? 8 Apparently there are certain disgusting

Thrifty Supply owner Carol Chen (l.) and longtime employee Melvin Prescott get set to close the doors forever Sept. 30. Photos by jon waits/@jwaitsphoto

individuals who can’t see a toilet in public without, *ahem*, taking it for a test drive. Thanks to those jackasses, we’re probably going to end up with some too-tall throne that makes our legs dangle like Edith Ann. At least this hardware store tour has given me a chance to hang out in Thrifty Supply and Hardware, the 30,000 sq.foot wonderland on MLK Blvd. that promises “Bargains Galore, All on One Floor.” And what a practical paradise it is! We didn’t find our perfect privy as I prowled through the inventory, but I did find other intriguing items, including vintage TV trays, a hot pink foot locker and a rainbow of voodoo candles, none of which are useful for the new bathroom but will be enjoyed tremendously in the temporary latrine I’ve set up near the chicken coop. Thrifty also carries all manner of paint, pipes, power tools and lumber, all at the advertised rock bottom prices. Bittersweetly, the deep discounts have been slashed even further as the iconic shop prepares to close its screen doors for good at the end of the month. It’s the end of an era for Savannah, especially for Melvin Prescott, who has been manning Thrifty’s plumbing section for 47 years. He was hired as a young man back when Ralph Rich and his brother-in-law Sam Trotz were the bosses on then-West Broad Street, just as the Civil Rights movement began its march. “I know this place is going to be missed,” drawls Melvin, who can often guess the

part a customer needs before they tell him. “Unlike the big box stores, we can stand here with a customer for 10, 20 minutes, just waiting on them, helping them out.” It’s a shame to lose another mom-andpop biz that will never be replaced, but at least this one is going from natural causes. “It’s time for us to retire,” sighs Carol Chen, who has owned Thrifty Supply with her husband, Tony, for 18 years. Before that, they owned a couple of laundromats in Minnesota; in fact, the couple has been successfully working together since they met at Montana State back in the 60s. I wonder what kind of toilet they have? The Chens managed to acquire the entire block during their reign and have sold the whole shebang to a couple of Charleston investors smart enough to take advantage of the MLK Blvd. revitalization

tax breaks. So far the plans don’t involve another tacky chain hotel, thank the develpment gods; officials say it will echo the existing footprint with apartments upstairs and retail on the bottom. Let’s hope local businesses snap up those spaces so we don’t end up with the rumored Dave & Busters. No matter what, the old school charm of Thrifty Supply is going the way of our decrepit post-WWII bathroom, and it does no good to lament the change that’s gonna come. When you’re in it for the long ride— whether we’re talking downtown development or marital mettle—you’ve got to pull the vision out of the dust and keep moving towards the next phase. As I replace yet another empty toilet paper roll, I keep reminding myself that it’s the transition that’s the hardest. cs

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Kevin Jiles has no problem with the thought of wielding a scalpel on a live human being. But when it comes to chopping vegetables, the second year medical student admits to being a bit flummoxed. “I really didn’t know how to cut an onion properly,” laughs Jiles, who is aiming for a surgical residency. He and 11 other Mercer Medical College students recently had the opportunity to work on their kitchen knife skills as part of Mercer’s Culinary Medicine program, a hands-on curriculum that helps future physicians better advise patients how healthy eating can affect overall health. Combining cooking classes, scientific research and community engagement, the program debuts this fall on Mercer’s Savannah campus. Though the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) cites food as the prime factor in the development and/ or prevention of disease, little of the time spent in medical school is spent on its possible uses in healing. With the adoption of the Culinary Medicine program, however, Mercer students are learning to parlay scientific knowledge into beneficial practice. “We learne about the biochemistry, but not a lot about applied nutrition,” says Jiles. “This is teaching us to be able counsel more efficiently.” His classmate Evelyn Coile came into the program already comfortable in the kitchen. She sees the inexpensive, easy-tofollow recipes as a way to inspire healthier eating habits among low-income communities, where rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity are at epic proportions. “This can really help reach a population that has relied on packaged and fast food,” says Coile. “If we can show that preparing healthy meals makes sense economically, maybe they’ll opt for that instead of reaching for a cheap burger.” The program complements Mercer’s emphasis on public health, part of its conventional curriculum that requires students to volunteer in the community to better understand how socioeconomics, culture and lifestyle determine outcomes. Says Coile: “We’re constantly examining the social factors in health.” Facility in the kitchen is a growing trend in medical education. Developed in 2011 at Tulane University School of Medicine 10 by chef and internist Dr. Timothy Harlan,

Clockwise from top left: The Culinary Medicine program was developed at Tulane by Dr. Timothy Harlan, aka “Dr Gourmet”; the new Farm Truck 912 will deliver fresh farmers market produce to Savannah neighborhoods; Mercer Medical College students practice in the kitchen.

the Culinary Medicine program was first implemented the program at a nearby clinic in a community that had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Harlan—aka “Dr. Gourmet”—partnered with noted culinary institute Johnson & Wales to ensure the med students knew not only what foods to promote and eat themselves, but how to make it taste delicious. “No one had ever done this before!” exclaimed Dr. Harlan in an interview with the American Society of Nutrition earlier this year. “What does it mean to teach medical students to cook? How do you make it meaningful for them and their patients? How do you prove efficacy? Since I’m an

evidence-based physician, I definitely wanted to make this very academic.” A series of eight modules containing research articles and best practices followed, and Dr. Harlon’s pilot program grew quickly. The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine now provides a blueprint for 15 medical schools around the country, ten percent of total educational medical institutions. The Culinary Medicine program is not required for Mercer students, but there have been no shortage of volunteers. The first sessions packed the kitchen of Landings Executive Chef Matt Roher, who demonstrated a recipe for a meat-optional pasta sauce and tips for quick clean-up. “It’s an honor being able to provide this foundational training for our future doctors and medical professionals,” says Roher, a longtime proponent of the local farm-to-table movement in Savannah. “These bright med students could very possibly be caring for my wife, children and loved ones someday. Knowing that they are trained and appreciate the ‘food’ factor as it relates to overall health is very encouraging for the future of care.” In addition to cooking and basic food safety lessons with Chef Roher, the program contains a vital community outreach component. The adoption of the Culinary Program at Mercer grew out of the school’s established partnership with the Forsyth Farmers Market, where medical students have been providing free monthly health screenings on Saturday mornings for the

past year. The Culinary Medicine program joins strategies like double EBT dollars and food preservation workshop to further improve accessibility to healthy lifestyle choices. “This has really validated our overall mission,” remarks market director Teri Schell. “I’m excited about the potential for research and further study to see if what we’re doing at the market is making an impact on people’s health.” The program is also a chance to put into action FFM’s new Farm Truck 912, funded in part by Gulfstream’s Be Well, Live Well initiative. Bright green with flourishes by local artist Jose Ray, the mobile market is a novel way to bring fresh produce and organic ingredients to those who can’t make it to the park on Saturdays. It’s also a way to reach people who believe that eating healthy isn’t affordable or convenient. The market’s EBT program rolls with the truck, and FFM is helping facilitate cooking classes at various community centers around the city starting next month. Assisting in those classes will be Mercer’s doctors-in-training, armed with their recently acquired culinary skills. It may not be surgery just yet, but the med students are ready to practice. “In medical school, there’s the concept of ‘see one, do one, teach one,’” says Jiles. “They’re talking about procedures, but we’re using it to take what we learn in the kitchen and bring it to others.” cs


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HELLO, FROSH! I graduated from Armstrong last December with an English Communications degree, and since I’m one of those fabled “got a job straight out of college” types, I’m authorized to give you advice on how to make sure the best years of your life aren’t your worst. 1.


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Don’t be fooled. Thanks to the media’s portrayal of college life, I figured my residence hall would be a bacchanalian hellscape of booze, drugs, scantily-clad coeds, and floors so dirty you could never go barefoot. I was partly right, but mostly wrong. There were kids who partied, but not everyone was hitting up the bars and shooting up in the bathrooms. The craziest thing that happened on my hall was the time a kid let a homeless guy live in his room for a night because he felt bad for him (and that was arguably more charitable than scandalous). Five things you must buy: a bike lock, an oscillating fan, a coffee maker, a good pillow, and a planner. Everything else is optional. Read the syllabus. Know the syllabus. Be the syllabus. Make friends with everyone. I befriended a bunch of conservative kids my freshman year, and while they were nice, they didn’t like to expand the group, so I hung out with the same eight kids for a semester. Not fun, especially when our Saturday nights consisted of watching Disney movies and going to bed around 11. I still wish I’d befriended more people my freshman year. College is way less cliquey than high school, seriously, so don’t be afraid to approach someone you think looks like fun. You probably won’t stay close friends with your high school group. I still talk to several of my friends from home, but some fell off the map because we did different things and grew apart as people. If you value your friendships, start tending to them. Text your friends anytime you think about them or want to talk to them. If the texting stops or gets awkward, it’s a sign you’re not made for each other in your collegiate life.


Don’t go home every weekend! It might be tempting, but stay at school and live your life. 7. Schedule all your classes after 10 a.m. if you can. It doesn’t seem like a big deal to have an 8 a.m. class after being at school that early all your life, but trust me: it’s not the same, and it’s way harder to get out of bed when your mom isn’t forcing you to wake up. 8. A word on the “pajama pants to class” issue: Please don’t wear pajama pants to class. It’s gross and screams, “I just woke up and have not showered in days!” If you really can’t bear to wear real pants, invest in some presentable-looking sweats or leggings. Save your fuzzy Superman pants for the bedroom. 9. Leggings can be pants if you wear a long enough shirt. Leggings saved my life when I overslept. Don’t judge people for wearing leggings. 10. Never buy your books from the campus bookstore — Amazon all the way. Lots of teachers post their book lists before the semester starts, and you probably can get by without a book for a week of classes if you order them too late. 11. I never had anyone single me out for being a freshman, but that’s because I didn’t act like one. There are three telltale signs: wearing your student ID on some sort of chain around your neck, wearing any of your school’s attire (i.e., your orientation shirt), and carrying a map around to find your classes. I’m not saying these are inexcusable sins, especially not you SCAD kids because the city is literally your campus — how do you do it?! I’m just saying that these things will set you apart from the upperclassmen and some might be mean to you about it. (I wouldn’t have.) 12. Make a genuine effort to get along with your roommate, but don’t try to be best friends. It rarely works out. I had the fabled Roommate From Hell my freshman year, and I think it was because we tried so hard to be best friends and run with the same crowd when all we needed was to be cordial enough to live together. Living with someone else requires having mature discussions, being on the same page and communicating often. Focus on being good roommates first; the best friends thing might come along







later. Also, a tip: shopping together and halving the cost at the register prevents all those “he ate my food!” squabbles. Put effort into your classes. Most of your core classes will be large and repeat information you’ve already learned. Does that mean it’s OK not to buy the book, skip every class and show up only for tests? No, because if you flunk out of your core classes, you have to take them again. Skipping one class is not going to kill you, but skipping one class a week will. My best friend, now an admissions counselor at her alma mater, offers these wise words: “You are paying for your education. Not going to class is like paying for the most expensive meal at a restaurant and then not eating it.” Get involved in anything and everything you can. Networking is one of the most important things you can do in college, and you never know who can be an ally to you later. It also makes your time at school way more fun when you have things to do every night. “Time management” is the most frequently uttered phrase among all college faculty. You will hear this so much it will start to be replaced with the Charlie Brown adults’ “womp womp” voices. This basically means itemizing what takes up your time, a.k.a. being organized. The easiest way to be organized is to buy a planner and write everything down. Literally everything. I also made a daily to-do list and crossed off things when I did them. It sounds almost anal-retentive (I admit I have a problem) but I always knew exactly when my tests were and what homework I had already done. I know a lot of people who gained the Freshman 15, and I understand how they did, but I actually lost 15 pounds my freshman year because I went to Zumba at the rec center every Monday and didn’t have enough money to buy junk food. Call your mother sometimes. She wants to hear from you and know you’re doing well. (If you’re not, say you are.) Never pull a Hannah Horvath from the first episode of “Girls” and drunkenly call your parents, though. That will not go over well. Partying is going to happen, but it’s up to you whether you want to


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or not. If you don’t, nothing wrong with that. You don’t have to get righteous about it and act like you’re better than everyone for not drinking, though. Just decline the invite every time and go when you’re ready. If you do party, be smart about it. Don’t mix drinks. Pick one alcohol and stick with it. Drink water and eat grains. Don’t do more than you know you can handle. Don’t party with people you think wouldn’t have your back if you got in trouble. Don’t let anyone go anywhere alone. There’s a reason all girls go to the bathroom in packs! If you see a bad situation going south, intervene. Never leave your drink alone and never accept anything from anyone you don’t trust. Get an Uber if nobody wants to be the DD. This should be drilled into all of your heads! If you do party, try not to take so many pictures. (This is more a tip for my past self.) Only walk in well-populated areas, day or night. Crime doesn’t happen only after nightfall. If you must walk in an area that sketches you out, carry some pepper spray and know how to use it. It’s cool to study and do well on the exams, but make sure you have some fun, too. Some of my greatest stories come from my college days, and my only regret is that I don’t have more to share. Contrary to popular belief, you can have fun and still do well in college. Almost everyone knows at least one person who has flunked out because they went too hard freshman year, but it doesn’t mean you will, too. The key is knowing when you need to work and having fun when you get a break. Know those deadlines! That phrase about how college is over before you know it? It seriously is, and I’m not just saying that because I graduated in three and a half years. Savor every minute of being a college kid. This is an exciting, experimental, defining moment in your life and you should cherish it to the fullest. Don’t be afraid of change and have as much fun as you can before you enter the real world, where being at work by 8 a.m. is non-negotiable.

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There’s never been a finer time to be gay, bisexual, trans and/or question gender and sexuality, and Savannah is a fabulous place to do it. Still, not everyone is as courageous as Caitlyn or as confident as the Prancing Elites. A new school and a new town can be intimidating, so we asked representatives from our local LBGTQ groups to help guide you through the first semester.

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“I’m straight, but my best friend is a gay man so I’ve been really inspired to help build the GSA’s presence,” says Armstrong GSA president and public health major Emily Bressler. “At the end of the day, this is about social justice and equality.” It’s also about fuuuuuun. Armstrong GSA hosted its first drag show last spring, emceed by Miss Gay America Blair Williams. An audience of more than 350 attended the evening of sequins and lip-synching. Armstrong GSA has also helped advocate for more awareness from campus administration in the past year. Gender neutral bathrooms, options for preferred names on student ID cards and a checkbox for “gender identity” on a campus survey all indicate a trend to a more accepting climate for all. “One of our students was so happy just to use her preferred restroom without being harassed like she was in high school,” says Bressler, shaking her head. “I was like, ‘Girl, we got you.’”

It’s OK to step out your own pace. Some of y’all swaggered right in here, solid with your bad selves. Others are still developing their particular personhoods, which is cool, too. “College can be hard for any new freshman, but it can be especially difficult for LGBT kids,” counsels Krista Harberson, faculty advisor for SCAD’s gay/ straight alliance, Queers & Allies. “Some come from small Assume nothing. The cultowns that are a lot less tolture’s accelerated openness erant than Savannah and has led to an abundance of haven’t come out yet, or labels. But just because you they discover they’re gay or may have settled on yours, trans once they get here.” don’t presume you’ve someone Harberson, a Foundaelse’s all dialed in. tions professor, has played While the LGBT commuMama Bear for Q&A for nity has reclaimed “queer” as the past nine years and is the accepted umbrella term heartened to see the growArmstrong State Univerfor anyone who’s not a 0 (see ing number of members sity hosted its first drag Kinsey scale!), permutations who take their time when show last spring and it was and pronouns abound. choosing labels. divine. Photo courtesy of Non-binary peeps, pansex“We seeing a lot more ARMstrong gsa uals and gender outlaws also students who identify as share the umbrella, and some asexual, and gender fluidity may prefer to be referred to as is much more prevalent. It’s really great to see people stretch and grow he/she/they/ze. “If you don’t know someone’s pronouns, into themselves. That’s what college is for.” Just remember college is also for school- ask. Even if you think you know by their appearance,” advises Rainé Rainé of the work: Don’t get so distracted by self-disqueer, all-ages safe(r) space Quolab. covery you fail your mid-terms! “If you mess up, correct yourself and Find your people. When it comes to on keep going. But don’t stop trying.” Even as the fight for equality continues, on-campus camaraderie, your gay/straight it’s important to remember that the diveralliance (GSA) is there for you, bae. sity of the LGBTQ community doesn’t Made up of people who dance all over the Kinsey scale (look it up; it’ll be on your always translate to sensitivity about each next Psych test), these student-run organi- and every expression of identity. On the flip side, don’t freak out if people zations provide emotional support, politimake mistakes about yours. cal action and kickass social events for “It is everyone’s best interest to be everyone with an open heart.

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Find your folks at your campus gay/straight alliance and let the fun begin—but don’t forget to study! Photo by courtesy of Armstrong gsa


Get involved. Once you’ve gotten comfortable on campus and in your own skin, you may have time for extracurricular activities—of the social action kind. Opportunities to help the cause of equality are all over: Start with the First City Network, influential political force and Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization. (General Oglethorpe was a member. Just kidding!) FCN has provided education and created awareness of LGBTQ issues locally and statewide since 1985, and the group is currently raising funds for a LGBTQ community center—a much-needed resource that’s long overdue. “We need a focal point for the LGBT community that would offer programming, opportunities, options for safe harbor for anywhere from the youth to senior citizens,” FCN director Billy Wooten told Connect this summer. You can also help other kids find their way with Stand Out Youth, which holds discussion groups every Friday night, or just support the reams of LGBTQ-friendly business on the directory at GaySavannah. com. Take pride! You’ve arrived just in time for the city’s hippest, happiest happening: The rainbow flag flies high in Forsyth Park this Saturday, Sept. 12. The Savannah Pride Festival brings together queer folk of all stripes and their allies to the big green lawn with colorful info booths, captivating entertainment, delicious food, engaging kids’ activities and an overall sense of harmonious joy. Newbies can soak up the love and get acquainted with a roll call of local

musicians, including the velvet-voiced Trae Gurley, rock ‘n’ roll grommets the Steppin’ Stones and Tybee songbird Chrissy Allen. “This isn’t just gay pride, it’s Savannah pride. This is day where everyone can come to a safe place, be who they are, relax and have fun,” says Mark Hill, executive director of Savannah Pride for the past three years. (His preferred term is “Grand Poobah.”) Hill reminisces on his own college years at the liberal bubble of West Virginia University, when disco reigned and HIV/AIDS had not yet begun its tragic course. “This was 1973, only four years Stonewall, but I was out,” he recalls. “It was an amazing time to be a gay college student.” It was also the time of Anita Bryant and her discriminatory vitriol, as well as the outspoken bravery of Harvey Milk, and Hill and his friends fought to bring gay rights to the political stage. He admonishes that the younger generation must not take the freedoms for granted. “We ain’t there yet. This is the year political retribution might occur. We might be able to get married, but the right to serve laws might come into play,” he says, referring to certain businesses’ refusal to serve gay customers under the guise of “religious freedom.” “You could still get fired for your sexual orientation in 28 states.” He also cautions you young’uns leaving home for the first time not to go hog wild. “Be open to the new experiences, but use your common sense,” exhorts Pride’s grand poobah. “Just be yourself and grow.” cs

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Thank you for riding your bike Some pointers on how to keep it a healthy and safe pursuit by John Bennett

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ARE YOU a college student who has chosen to make a bicycle your primary mode of transportation? I appreciate you! People who ride bikes bring numerous public safety, public health, economic and social benefits to Savannah. While I may be the first person to thank you for using your bike to get around, I hope I will not be the last. I’m imagining some scenarios in which others will offer their gratitude. As you are locking your bike to a rack in front of a popular downtown restaurant, you spot a woman backing her car into a nearby on-street parking space. She walks over and offers to buy you lunch.


Why? She recognizes that your decision to ride lessened competition for on-street parking. Because you went by bike, she scored an awesome parking spot. When you exit the restaurant and unlock your bike, a man and his two young children walk by. “Thanks for riding your bike,” he says. “My boys suffer from asthma and I appreciate what you are doing to improve our air quality.” Then he mentions the growing body of research linking automobile emissions to respiratory illnesses, especially in children.

Later that day you pull up in front of a Savannah College of Art and Design classroom building. SCAD administrators approach you, shake your hand and thank you for riding your bike. Because parking lots and garages are costly to build and maintain, SCAD often requests parking requirement variances from the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission. College representatives frequently cite the significant number of students who use bikes to get to class as justification. By riding a bike you are saving SCAD money!

On the way home from class, you spot a group of city officials examining the badly damaged pavement near Chippewa Square. They smile and give you a big thumbs up. In contrast to the cars, trucks and tours buses that orbit the square every day, your bike causes no wear and tear on streets, thus reducing spending on road repairs. The technology does not yet exist for this last scenario, but before you graduate maybe it will.

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You’re at the beach using a smart phone app that allows you to communicate with dolphins. From the surf you get a message thanking you for riding your bike. It’s unclear how the dolphin knows about your bike, since you don’t have it with you on the beach (unfortunately the road and bridges leading to Tybee are dangerous for people on bikes). But stay with me here. The dolphin expresses gratitude to you for not contributing to the degradation of marine environments. Runoff from parking lots and other automobile infrastructure contains toxins that are damaging to salt marshes and other crucial habitats. Sadly, of all these scenarios, the dolphin encounter may be the most plausible. Despite the benefits locals derive from your bicycling, Savannahians you have never met may already have a negative opinion of you and your bike. They have seen other students disobey traffic regulations and presume you guilty by association. Those students may have graduated years ago, long before you got to town, but you will be regarded as complicit in their actions. Others will fight vigorously against new bike lanes and other street improvements that would make your trips around town safer and more convenient.

Finally, there are people in Savannah who specialize in the dark art of bicycle theft and they are already eyeing your ride. Don’t let these people get you down. Buy a U-lock and a cable lock and use them correctly. Pick up a set of lights for your bike and turn them on when you are riding at night. Understand that bicycles are considered vehicles under state law and you are bound by the same traffic regulations as drivers. This means riding with traffic, stopping at traffic signals and yielding to pedestrians. Get a helmet and wear it. If all of this seems like a hassle, think about the advantages you derive from going by bike. You never have to feed parking meters, pay parking citations or fork over cash to retrieve your car from impound. You won’t be late for class because you couldn’t find a parking place. You will discover lovely and fascinating parts of Savannah that you’d never notice from inside a car. You will enjoy the fun, freedom and good health that are natural by products of riding a bike. You can rest assured that many people do know that you and your bicycle are making Savannah better, even if they forget to thank you. cs





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Age ain’t nothin’ but a number How to see killer shows in SAV— even if you’re not 21 by anna chandler

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I came to Savannah for college in 2006. That same year, an ordinance was passed banning people under 21 from entering live music venues and clubs. I was devastated. Arriving with a suitcase full of band shirts and an entire external hard drive of Neutral Milk Hotel bootlegs just to find that I couldn’t see the majority of my new home’s live music was heartbreaking— especially when, in my hometown, the door guy would just slap a wristband on my arm and let me on in. The ordinance—which basically says that people under 21 can’t go into a place that exclusively serves alcohol—is still in place, but there’s good news. Currently, it’s up for revision and, if City Council votes in favor, folks aged 18-20 will be allowed into venues during shows, given the venue chooses to apply for an “underage permit.” Luckily for undergrad me, I found The Sentient Bean, which booked all the indiefolk my twee heart could desire, and continues to do so to this day. I stumbled on the magic of house shows, sweaty metal shows to quiet solo performances in crowded apartments. We’re tremendously lucky that Savannah currently has a thriving DIY scene. Whatever you’re looking for—electronica, goth-pop, hardcore, hip-hop, you name it—it’s happening most days of the week. Be savvy with social media and keep an ear out for upcoming shows. Even better? Take advantage of that surge of just-got-to-college energy. The first weeks away from home are one of the few times in your life where you have a legit reason to stroll up to someone you don’t know, introduce yourself, and start a conversation. And, holler at my awkward folks: you’re going to get a crazy, weird high from all this successful interaction, you social but18 terfly, you! Take that energy beyond the

Savannah Music Festival, (top, The Avett Brothers) and Savannah Stopover (bottom, Grimes at the Jepson Center) provide great under-21 shows.

Americana, funk, soul, jam, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, and rock acts every year for an all-ages celebration. Typically held in February, the last few have hosted the likes of The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bloodkin, Loudon Wainwright III and more.

Coastal Rock Productions | @coastalrockSAV

Coastal Rock Productions exclusively books all-ages shows throughout Savannah and nearby Statesboro. You’ll find varying shades of rock, from metalcore to emo to indie, on their bills—booker Timothy Walls keeps the Coastal Rock Twitter, Facebook page, and website, coastalrocksavannah. com, updated with events.

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dorm and get involved in your community. See someone at the coffee shop wearing your favorite band’s shirt? Talk to them! Clearly, they have excellent taste, and they may know of some shows you’d be into. To help you get plugged in, we’ve rounded up some of the best local organizations, labels, collectives, and festivals that offer music for folks under 21. Give them a follow, and enter the wild world of Savannah’s thriving music scene. See you at the show!

A booking team comprised of members of favorite Savannah bands Crazy Bag Art Rise Savannah | @artrisesav Lady, The Toxic Shock, and Miquel Moure, Art Rise puts on First Friday Art March, Dad Joke books a variety of punk, garage, a gallery hop and showcase of local creators and electronic; while some shows may go and their work. Art March rules, is a great down in bars, they make an effort to find way to meet new people, and ends with a accessible spaces for all-ages, too. Past free, all-ages outdoor live music show, typi- artists include Downtown Boys, Guerilla cally of the indie/rock variety. Toss, Boyfriend, and more. Find ‘em on Facebook and Instagram.

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hitting. From DIY shows to outdoor community festivals, you just never know where Dope artists will pop up—follow to keep track of ‘em. .

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If you’re interested in sharing your own music, poetry, or spoken word, you need to check out Tongue. Held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at The Sentient Bean and the first and third Tuesday

Peter and Blake Mavrogeorgis (coowners of Dollhouse, an event space and recording studio) are a strong force behind the push for 18+ venues. Follow for updates on that, gear porn (the studio boasts a drool-worthy collection of vintage Gretsch guitars and tape machines), and show announcements throughout Savannah. cs

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Savannah Stopover focuses on bringing just-about-to-break acts to town for their annual March fest, so you can literally say “I saw ____ before they were cool”—folks who’ve been around for the past few fests can say so about Grimes, Mac DeMarco, Future Islands, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Diarrhea Planet, and more. Plus, they bring in legends, too, like Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving and of Montreal. Not all of Stopover’s venues are all-ages, but they strive to make spaces for folks under 21 during the big weekend. MusicFile Productions, Stopover’s parent company, also puts on Revival Fest, happening this weekend right behind the SCAD freshman dorms (scope out the lineup on page 30 of this issue), and sets up stand-alone shows throughout the year. Follow ‘em for show updates, contests, and volunteer opportunities!

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Georgia’s largest music festival happens once a year right downtown. Note, this isn’t a Bonnaroo-inhaling-dust-slatheredin-mud-mini-bottles-stuffed-in-your-bra situation: SMF takes place in illustrious, all-ages venues such as SCAD’s Trustees Theatre, The Lucas Theatre, Johnny Mercer Theatre, and more, over the course of a few weeks in March and April. It’s home to everything from chamber music to Grammy winners to indie heroes: Band of Horses, The Avett Brothers, Chris Thile of Nickel Creek, and Mavis Staples are some recent headliners. This is a great fest to volunteer for as, on a student budget, tickets can get a little pricey. Check out their website for volunteer opportunities and stay tuned for their 2016 lineup release.



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at Savannah Coffee Roasters, Tongue is a loving community of local performers who encourage one another and work on their craft together. Both venues are all ages.

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This Savannah/Virginia label is home to a diverse roster of artists, many of them native to Savannah. Go scope out their catalog of tapes and vinyl at Graveface and follow for local show updates and new artists to discover. Ryan McCardle, one-half of the label, is a SCAD alum and designs the label’s packaging, posters, and more— check out their Insta for design eye candy.

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AS A psychic medium, one of my main goals is to help my clients look at what’s happening in their lives so that they can down the volume on the things that are unwanted, and tend to all wonderful things in their life that they want to flourish. College is your time to start planting those amazing life seeds. When the demands of your course work, outside jobs and roommates get stressful, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to tend to the things in your life that are growing and to rid yourself of those pesky weeds. Here are five meditation techniques that you can use to help you tune out those life stressors and tune in to all the incredible opportunities that brought you to Savannah in the first place.

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Automatic Writing Meditation

The Method: Take out a notebook and start a conversation between yourself and an imaginary character, kind of like writing a two-person play. Perhaps one of your characters is God, a loved one who has passed. You might even want to have a conversation with yourself. Write down anything on your mind that has you feeling worried, stressed or afraid. Hand your feelings over to the other character and let their inner wisdom help guide you to a better feeling place. The Effect: When you are feeling stressed out and anxious, automatic writing is the most immediate, effective way to give yourself a little relief — especially if you are in class or another public place where you are unable to step away and give yourself some breathing room. The most incredible effect of this exercise is when you connect with your source of wellbeing to the point of writing some piece of insight, wisdom or information that is completely outside of you. That moment when you realize you couldn’t have made up what you just wrote if you had wanted to. That’s when you know that you’re truly communicating with the infinite wisdom that is inherent within all of us.

The Zero-Point Guided Meditation

the energy of the situation was still neutral —just before line was crossed and negativity became the dominant vibration. Visualize yourself acknowledging the conflict that is about to take place to those who are involved. Express your feelings and your point of view about what was said and done (or what was left said and undone) and try to listen and understand their perspective. Offer an alternative solution to the conflict that ensued. The Effect: Scientists are currently studying the possibility that our future actions can change the outcome of past experiences on a quantum level. This means that we can use the future as a tool to heal ourselves in the past. While the data to prove this radical theory is still pending, the Zero-Point Guided Meditation can help you to let heal your own feelings about the situation, if not the feelings of the others involved.

Sunrise Beach Walk Meditation

The Method: Walk to the northern most point of Tybee Beach at sunrise (or whatever time is sunrise for you). Find a stick and write a list in the sand of all the amazing things you are excited


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to manifest into your life. The Effect: By creating a list of your dreams first thing in the morning, you are starting out your day with a boost of magical, positive energy. By leaving your list for the ocean to carry away, you are trusting that the Universe will work with you to cocreate opportunities.

Twilight Beach Walk Meditation

The Method: Similar to the Sunrise Beach Walk, with a few differences; instead of listing the things you wish to create, list the things in your life that you wish to release because they no longer serve you. Plant some candlesticks in the sand to enlighten your list as you write it. The Effect: By writing your worries at the beach before you go to sleep, you leave them in them in God’s hands, trusting that the Universe is working behind the scenes to help relieve you from your burdens. When you blow out the candles at

the end of the meditation, you are releasing negative energy to the night, ushering in positive energy to start a brand new day.

Solfeggio Harmonics and Binaural Beats Meditation

The Method: When you’re feeling sick, go to YouTube and enter a list of your symptoms, plus the phrase “Solfeggio Harmonics” or “Binaural Beats” in the search bar. Choose a video, close your eyes and listen to the soundtrack. For best results, wear a headset to help your body absorb the maximum amount of healing vibes. The Effect: Solfeggio Harmonics and Binaural Beats are two forms of biofeedback that help retune your body’s frequency from illness to wellness. YouTube is an invaluable resource in helping your body to heal itself and has thousands of videos, covering almost every physical and emotional ailment imaginable. cs


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Lockheed engineers raised eyebrows worldwide when they announced last October that they were pursuing a new type of compact fusion reactor. They planned on testing their design in a year, they said, with a working prototype in five years. The skepticism stemmed from the lack of technical detail provided, and the feeling we’d heard this before. However, enthusiasm in some quarters was also high—the reactor is being developed by Lockheed’s Skunk Works research and development team, responsible for among other things the SR-71 Blackbird (the fastest non-rocket plane ever built), the F-117 stealth bomber, and the F-22 that replaced it. Lockheed Martin is a public company with an image and stock price to protect, and you’d think they wouldn’t be foolhardy enough to promise a breakthrough without something to back it up. Then again, Microsoft seemed pretty confident about Windows 8. The details released by Lockheed are sketchy, but apparently the company has decided to go with a smaller-is-better approach to containment design. In a hotfusion reactor a mixture of deuterium and tritium, two heavy forms of hydrogen, are injected into an evacuated chamber and heated to millions of degrees to form a plasma in which atoms fuse together, releasing energy. This insanely hot plasma must be contained in a small space not only to keep the reaction going but also to allow safe extraction of the heat needed for power production. To date most fusion reactor designs have been of a type called a tokamak (a Russian coinage), which suspends the plasma in a superconducting magnetic field shaped

like a giant donut. The drawback of a tokamak is that it’s huge and complicated but can contain only a small amount of plasma. The Lockheed people claim that by shrinking the reactor they can hold more plasma relative to the energy required to maintain the magnetic field, resulting in ten times the power production. Furthermore, they say their system is safer and more stable than a tokamak—­­as the plasma pressure increases, so does the strength of the field, containing the plasma even more securely. Beyond these efficiency advantages, there’s obvious benefit to having something powerful enough to run 100,000 homes but small enough to fit in a semitrailer. On paper at least, the compact and safe design could make it suitable for powering ships, airplanes, and even spacecraft. Lockheed isn’t alone in breaking away from the tokamak herd. General Fusion, for example, uses a sphere filled with liquid lead and lithium to contain the fusion reaction. Others have redesigned the tokamak to look more like a cored apple than a donut. It’s hoped that, within a decade (a familiar-sounding timeframe, admittedly), these so-called spherical tokamaks will achieve the critical “net power production” point—that is, where they’re producing more power than they consume. We’re not there yet. In 1997 the Joint European Torus set a record for producing 16 megawatts of power for a few seconds<emdash>an impressive number, but only 65 percent of the power that went into running it. In 2014 a laser fusion experiment at the Lawrence Livermore National Ignition Facility managed to generate “fuel gain greater than unity.” Is that good? Absolutely. Does it mean we’ve

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A number of people are in custody following a warrant sweep operation by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT). Early on Sept. 1, CNT arrested 35-yearold Anthony “Eddie” Hensley of Savannah in the 300 block of Beaufort Road. CNT also arrested 24-year-old Bryan Bignault of Garden City.  “After Bignault was not located at his Garden City residence, CNT found him at a residence in Port Wentworth,” says a CNT spokesperson. “CNT agents, with the assistance of the Port Wentworth Police Department, took Bignault into custody after a brief standoff.  “ On August 26, CNT arrested 42-yearold Raymond “DJ Ray” Gutierrez and 45-year-old Amy Hoffman, both of Richmond Hill. “CNT searched two residences in Richmond Hill and seized an undisclosed amount of crystal methamphetamine, items commonly associated with the use and distribution of controlled substances,

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In May, suspect David Riffle, charged with trespassing (after shouting “religious proverbs” at patrons of the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida), greeted Broward County judge John “Jay” Hurley at his bail hearing by inquiring, “How you doin’, a--hole?” Unfazed, Hurley responded, “I’m doing fine. How are you, sir?” After listening to Riffle on religion a bit longer, Hurley set bond at $100. In August, talking to Judge Hurley from jail via closed circuit TV, arrestee Susan Surrette, 54, “flashed” him as she tried to prove an alleged recent assault. The selfdescribed “escort” and “porn star” (“Kayla Kupcakes”) had lifted her shirt to reveal bruises. (Her bond, also, was $100.)

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• A Chinese woman identified only as Zeng was detained and stabilized at Beijing Capital International Airport in August after being found dazed on the floor at a boarding gate. She had attempted to fly with a bottle of expensive cognac (Remy Martin XO Excellence) in her carry-on -- a violation of Chinese regulations barring liquids over 100 ml (the cognac was 700 ml, selling for about $200 in the United States) and was presented with the ultimatum to give up the bottle or miss the flight. She decided to drink the contents on the spot (but was subsequently declared too drunk to board). • “And Another Thing, Dad”: Michael May, 44, was arrested in Lincoln County,

Technology lecturer Joseph Gibbons was sentenced in July to a year in prison for robbing a New York City Capital One bank in December (while operating a video camera) in a heist that he had insisted all along was merely “performance art.” (He had been suspected in a similar robbery in Rhode Island in November.) His biography on the MIT website described him as More Things to Worry About “blurring the boundaries between fact and • Under a 1981 treaty, at fiction, self and persona least 50 countries, includ... with a contradictory ing the United States, have impulse to confabulate banned their militaries from and dissimulate.” The employing flamethrowers Queens Museum in New Just do the (as “inhumane”), but entreYork City has offered to job you were preneurs have begun to screen the footage of the elected market the devices domesrobbery as an art piece. to do tically for $900 to $1,600 -- Artist Anish Kapoor each (based on the distance initially denied that his of the flame, at 25 feet or 400 to 500 tons of stones, 50 feet). Federal regulators called “Dirty Corner,” appear uninterested (as the were “problematic,” but contraptions are technically later conceded that they neither firearms nor explomight have “multiple sives), and only two states interpretive possibiliprohibit them outright, ties.” The installation, though a few jurisdictions which ran through the believe flamethrowers are summer at France’s Palillegal under fire codes. The ace of Versailles with five Ohio startup Throwflame other large sculptures, has sensed the need for marketing savvy was arranged in the form of a huge vulva, and describes flamethrowers as primarily and represented, he said, “the vagina of a for “entertainment.” (Recent news reports queen who is taking power.” indicate a slight run on sales under the suspicion that authorities will soon realize the New World Order (1) A Pig Flies: On Aug. 20, a 250-pound danger and outlaw them.) pig was knocked free of a trailer travel• After two women accused Sheffield ing at 65 mph on Interstate 25 near Fort Village, Ohio, attorney Michael Fine of Collins, Colorado -- thus briefly, at least, “hypnotizing” and sex-talking to them sailing. It was not badly hurt. (2) In July, during office consultations, police and Mexican customs officers detained an the county bar association opened an American and a Mexican on the bridge investigation in November 2014. Though between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, with Fine was being consulted on a custody 13 pounds of marijuana the two allegedly matter, he was secretly audio-recorded (according to one woman’s lawsuit) touting were smuggling into Mexico to sell. (The month before, Juarez officials arrested “powerful whole body orgasms” and suganother El Paso woman with a kilo of crysgesting that he was “the world’s greatest tal meth allegedly destined for Mexican lover” -- among details the client recalls sale.) only vaguely if at all. The bar association later said as many as 25 women may have Recurring Themes been victimized. Though no criminal • Short-Term Rehab: Heath Franklin, charges have been filed, Fine’s lawyer said 44, was arrested on Aug. 20 at the Walin August that his client had voluntarily Mart in Dalton, Georgia, charged with given up his law license and was seeking taking “upskirt” photos of female shop“medical” help. pers. Franklin, a registered sex offender, Great Art! had been released on Aug. 19 from Cen• Former Massachusetts Institute of tral State Prison, where he was serving a Kentucky, in August after the Pilot Baptist Cemetery near Stanford reported that he had tried to dig up the grave of his dead father “in order to argue with him,” according to Lexington’s WLEX-TV. May told officers his dad had died about 30 years ago. (Alcohol was involved in the decision to dig.)

term for sexual offenses (including taking unlawful photos). • “Excessive” (I): Three weeks ago, News of the Weird mentioned that a federal judge had officially declared 29 years as an excessive amount of time for the Bureau of Land Management to have sat on a natural gas permit, but four years’ waiting is apparently an acceptable period for a judge to sit on a decision whether to fire a New York City schoolteacher. Edward Morrissey, charged with pushing and shoving a student at PS 109 in Brooklyn in 2009, had his administrative hearing in 2011 and since then has been drawing full pay and benefits (including seniority raises) while reporting to a no-duties “job” (termed a “rubber room”) every school day. In May 2015, he was finally found guilty. • “Excessive” (II): In August the independent Police Foundation declared it “excessive” that cops in Stockton, California, had fired 600 gunshots trying to apprehend robbers of a Bank of the West branch in July 2014. None of the robbers was hit, but one hostage was -- fatally, hit by 10 police bullets. According to the report, “a few” of the officers engaged in “sympathetic fire,” shooting merely because their colleagues were shooting (and since the sequence was chaotic, sympathetic fire occurred even though other colleagues were actually positioned in front of shooters).

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


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Beloved indie-folk project reunites at Revival Fest By anna chandler


In the midst of the early-2000s indie-folk haze, a little band called Fruit Bats came quietly wafting to the top of the ranks. With the slow-burn success of 2003’s Mouthfuls, “When U Love Somebody,” a gently catchy, sweet-but-kinda-dark love song found its way on all matter of mix CDs and playlists, and Fruit Bats suddenly become known as Sub Pop’s most underrated band. A project that grew around the fourtrack recordings of Eric D. Johnson— former frontman of space-rock band I Rowboat and an eventual collaborator with The Shins, Califone, and Vetiver— Fruit Bats released four well-loved LPs before calling it quits in 2013. After a couple of years of playing solo, Johnson has decided to bring back Fruit Bats, a decision he announced quietly though a simple Instagram post. Revival Fest (appropriate, huh?) is one of the first stops on the reunion tour. We chatted with Johnson—a fellow as congenial and warmly thoughtful as the music makes—in anticipation of Fruit Bats’ headlining festival spot.

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This was a very quiet, personable reunion announcement over Instagram—is that evocative of the nature of the reunion?


Eric Johnson: It’s a reunion, but it was always a little questionable, because Fruit Bats has always been me with a rotating cast of characters. When I did the solo record and didn’t do Fruit Bats anymore, it was unclear if the band was breaking up, or it was me changing name—a reunion is even hazier, in a way. It’s a big, long, crazy, boring story, but I realized pretty quickly that with the solo thing, if I change two words more people are going to come. For me, it wasn’t an internal, emotional change to do this thing. Starting it up again I’m going to play these songs again

ERIC D. JOHNSON: “Honestly, when I go in the studio, I like having a concept and totally throwing that out of the window and walking down a lot of hallways. The fun part of recording for me is coming out with something that you didn’t expect.”

When you were writing solo, did you put silly thing on Instagram about that— consider that separate from Fruit but it’s pretty much true! It says it anyway! Bats? Is it a different approach for you? What was it like playing those songs Eric Johnson: It was a little bit of a ceragain? tain vibe. I refer to every single album difEric Johnson: Pretty natural. It felt easy ferently every time with the way I write, and really good, and was sort of like gettoo. When I was approaching that solo ting back together with an old girlfriend. I thing, in a way, I was thinking in that way. remember what’s good about this…it’s nice In retrospect, it could have easily been a to be back. It feels like home. Fruit Bats record, just a different kind of one. It was just like, I went out there, did that solo thing, and realized this is no time Is there a certain part of your catato start something new right now with how log you find yourself returning to the most? things are. I missed those songs! Every time I would do a solo show, they would Eric Johnson: For now, it’s definitely the have me put Fruit Bats in parentheses—I

last couple records. I think that was a big part of it for me—I’ve been doing this for almost 15 years, so the first record, I was a lot younger. It’s not that I don’t feel connected to that material anymore—it just feels a million years away. The more recent stuff still feels like me, or current me. That’s interesting, since you called it quits on the 10th anniversary reissue of Mouthfuls. Eric Johnson: That seemed like the right cutoff point, in a way. I think so many bands do the reunion, the ‘let’s go headline Coachella’ thing—and obviously we’re not

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going to be doing that any way…we’ll prob- probably changed a lot; I feel really lucky ably do a couple tunes off Mouthfuls, people to have sort have gotten to a certain level really like that record. by 2004—I feel like I got in the door before it closed. Have you had a particular direction in It’s way harder to be in a band now. I mind as you write [the new record]? think back to in ’99-ish when I was starting, being really, strangely unambitious Eric Johnson: You always want it to be a and getting signed to Sub Pop two years moving forward while, at the same time, later—I don’t think that trajectory would giving people the essence of what you happen to me now. If so, I would not be in think they might like about you, so it’s hard the musical middle class. I wouldn’t. Nothto say. Honestly, when I go in the studio, I ing would have happened. I feel pretty like having a concept and totally throwing lucky, but that idea I don’t know that it that out of the window and walking down exists. a lot of hallways. The fun part of recording for me is coming out with something that Your fans certainly seems ready for you didn’t expect. your return. Writing songs, I’m lucky that I get to do Eric Johnson: I think it’s just one of the this. Something feels innocent and simple about it, and espenice things, the byproducts of being cially I’m at the around for a superpoint now where I’m long time—you have older, we have a set people that have fan base that’s hopestuck around, so fully still around. that’s why there are In a way, I don’t I’m bands that are cult probably not going bands. I don’t necesto write a Top 40 sarily think Fruit hit at this point, and Bats is a cult band, that’s good. It’s a really—people come low pressure thing, to shows in certain hopefully. towns that I literAre these all ally have relationnew folks in your ships with, because band? I’ve seen them for decade and a half, Eric Johnson: Alland that’s cool. new people, which That’s the one is every few years, it thing about stickkind of is. It’s like a high school—every four ing around long enough, and that’s what years there’s a graduating class! I would tell young bands: you eventually make money. You don’t make money off of You mentioned something a while back songs, but if you have a lot of them, you at about existing in the “musical midleast make a little something. Those little dle-class”—that stuck with me. What numbers start to add up, if you can stick exactly do you feel that means? around and stomach the lean time.

“It felt easy and really good... like getting back together with an old girlfriend. I remember what’s good about this... it’s nice to be back. It feels like home.”

Eric Johnson: I wouldn’t be able to give other people’s perspective, but it basically means that when you’re in a band like Fruit Bats, and you meet your cousin’s friend from somewhere who doesn’t know indie bands, and they can’t believe you’re in a band. So it’s the notion that, for most people, you’re either in a band that’s blink -182 or Miley Cyrus, a huge band or you’re in a band they’ve never heard of. You tour in a van, you write your own songs, and you have a fan base that’s not necessarily in the millions, and you make a living doing it, too, without having to do a day job, but you are not rich. For example, me: I’m a renter forever. I think, basically, the notion is that you’re rich or poor, and that’s not totally true for a pretty substantial amount of people. That’s what indie rock, for lack of a better term, is, or was. I think that’s

Revival Fest is a very appropriately named early gig for y’all to be playing. Why did you choose to kick off this tour in the Southeast? Eric Johnson: Savannah chose us! This festival was one of the first offers we had. I’m just super-excited. There’s very few places we have left to make a debut. I’m excited on very first run we get to come to place that’s totally new for us. CS

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Barbecue. Bourbon. Beer. Americana music. Partying outside. Does it get any better? Revival Fest is upon us, and it’s the perfect way to ease out of one scorcher of a summer and into, ahem, “fall” (anyone else get chilly when it hit 75 the other day?!). Bring the whole family, grab a delicious meal, and take in the incredible crop of talent that MusicFile Productions has planned. In its third year, Revival Fest scored bigtime in booking the freshly revived indiefolk group Fruit Bats; read our interview with frontman Eric D. Johnson on page 26. Alt icons Southern Culture on the Skids’ Stopover performance was voted “Best Concert” by our readers in Connect Savannah’s 2015 Best of Savannah awards—if you missed their ridiculously fun Morris Center show, make their set a priority. Those Darlins have become a favorite touring act of the Lowcountry, and it’s great to see them back at it: if you like

Ramones-style kicks, Velvet Underground cool, and old Nashville charm, you’ll fall in love with ‘em. As for the locals, check out the stellar chops of Missionary Blues, honky-tonk supergroup The Grand Gestures, and Sweet Thunder Strolling Band, who will perform intermittently throughout the fest. Caleb Caudle will share his loving take on classic country-infused Americana. Blues/funk legend Robert Lee Coleman is joined by his mentees The Night Owls— their set is sure to be a thrilling journey into Southern music history. Denton, Texas-based Horse Thief blend Midwestern influences with thoughtful lyrics and wistful harmonies. Tampa’s Have Gun, Will Travel arrive fresh off the release of Science from an Easy Chair, a textural journey though folk, pop, and rock. Margo & The Pricetags, a Stopover favorite, are back again to impress; since their March performance, Margo Price and her band have been the darlings of Americana/country lovers, receiving widespread praise and deserved hype.

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Christopher Paul Stelling, a longtime Stopover performer, just released his latest, Labor Against Waste, to critical acclaim; his intimate solo shows are as hypnotic, engrossing affairs. Holy Ghost Tent Revival hit The Jinx a few months ago and are back with their blues-flavored rock ‘n’ roll. Young artist Parker Millsap has shot to the top with the release of his self-titled debut album; his raw, robust vocals and storytelling lyrics are sure to captivate.

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Savannah Philharmonic Opening Night: Prayers of Rain & Wind @The Lucas Theatre for the Arts


If you live in Savannah and have never witnessed the Savannah Philharmonic live, shame on you. I say this as a rock bar slob who took forever to finally catch a performance (thank you, Connect cover boy and first principle oboist Andrew Ripley, for showing me the way!): change it up. Pull something nice out of the back of your closet, grab an equally dapper pal, and hit the town before 10 p.m. You don’t need to be a classical music buff to be mesmerized by the Philharmonic’s incredible crop of talent—hell, their performance of “The Creation” was the most metal thing I saw in the last year. Plus, for those with champagne taste on a High Life budget, the Philharmonic strives to make their concerts accessible to all folks— Picnic in the Park is coming up, and it’s completely free, and a lot of their shows start off around a reasonable $16. To kick off this season, the orchestra welcomes a very special soloist, double bassist Joseph Coyers. Currently acting as assistant principal bassist for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Conyers grew up in Savannah and graduated from both Savannah Country Day School and Savannah State University. The native is, and always has been, equally fascinated by weather and music; all the way through college, he called in weather reports to his local station regularly. “Weather completely fascinates me,” the animated Conyers says. “Its power, and how it can bring all of humanity to its knees.” When he was commissioned to write a piece specifically for Conyers, composer John B. Hedges conducted an interview to learn more about the hot talent’s upbringing, interests, and the history of his family and region. “It took a lot of elements from my own personal life,” Conyers explains. “Everything from my first favorite composer to third favorite composer to my love of hymns to my love of weather, to days of growing up in Savannah in my home church.” It doesn’t take an understanding of music theory to pick up on the weather-evoking vibes of “Prayers of Rain & Wind”—anyone who’s spent a summer in Savannah, stepping out into dank humidity at 9 a.m., dodging the coming storm, huddling in the house as the power gets knocked out from furious winds—will find relatable power in the texture of the music. “Every movement has kind of a central cadenza,” says Conyers. “Each evokes a prayer, and almost all of them, it’s not necessarily about the heat itself—it’s more about the fact that it’s unbearable, and you can’t escape it, and you’re looking for some type of relief. It’s an analogy for many things in life.” In the piece’s second movement, listen for instrumental reimaginings of Southern African-American hymns; after the final movement, you’ll even hear Conyers’ mother’s favorite, “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” “Prayers of Rain & Wind” debuted in January 2008; Saturday’s performance marks the first time the piece has ever been performed in Savannah. “I invite the listener to join us on this musical journey through these different emotions—from the oppressiveness of the heat to the soulfulness of the hymn in the second movement to the joy of life and exuberance in the last one,” invites Conyers. Saturday, September 12, 7:30 p.m., $16-75

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(I don’t wanna go) Back to School Bash @Dollhouse Productions

If you haven’t noticed from the rest of our College Issue: school’s back in session! Some of you may be dragged back to class kicking and screaming—but let’s see those moves out on the dance floor first for AJ DAVILA Y Terror Amor, The Gumps, and Miquel Moure first. Puerto Rican artist AJ DAVILA (formerly group Davila 666) plays kickass garage/ pop/punk. While it’s hard to say how many indie garage nerds watch the Super Bowl, you may have heard his music used in The North Face and Taco Bell’s commercials during the big game in 2013. Allegedly, the show is ridiculous—mythical creatures, cook-offs, and silly dances abound, all in the spirit of creating one big, raucous dance party. Savannah’s The Gumps make super-fun “fraggle punk”—have a listen to their Soundcloudand trust that it’s the finest descriptor of their scrappy, borderline folk-punk, tongue-in-cheek sounds. Miquel Moure is a newer Savannah band comprised of Isaac Jon Enen, Joe Kapcin, Justin Barrs, and Ben Felker; the quartet’s been gigging out a good bit, performing their melodic, swinging indie rock. Costumes are highly encouraged—channel your favorite teen movie character, from Cher Horowitz to Ferris Bueller, and get ready to dance the night away. You might even see your character on the wall, as Dollhouse will be projecting movies and serving snacks! Thursday, September 10, 9 p.m., $5 advanced, $10 at the door, $7 with costume

Tomo Nakayama@ The Sentient BeaN

Jack-of-all-trades Tomo Nakayama creates truly lovely chamber-folk, dripping with emotion and powered by his devastatingly clear tenor and astonishing vocal range. Seriously y’all…this vocal range. Nakayama has an ability to express tender hushes that passionately unfurl and still everything in the room; with guitar and piano, it’s something akin to Sufjan Stevens, Cat Power, and Elliott Smith. Based in Seattle, Nakayama first garnered attention fronting beloved folk/dream-pop band Grand Hallway. Recording on a single microphone and a laptop, Nakayama’s studio approach involves finding a perfect historic space, taking up residency, recording at odd hours, and emerging with a full album. 2014’s Fog On The Lens, was written during Nakayama’s residency at Town Hall Seattle, a Roman-revival style building—for a lo-fi recording, the sound is enormous. In addition to earning high praise from NPR, New York Times, and more, the singer/ songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist also also composed and acted in Touchy Feely, Lynn Shelton’s Sundance Grand Jury-nominated film starring Ellen Page. He’s currently touring in support of Spaces: Volume 1: Ballard Homestead. It’s the first in a series of one-take field recordings, tracked in a former church built in 1928. The mic picks up the crackles of the space, the little dangerous tremors in Nakayama’s voice, resulting in piercingly honest songs; he’s sure to be a can’t-miss live. Sunday, September 13, 8 p.m., $5

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Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Mike Sweat, piano/vocal Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band coffee deli Acoustic Jam Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Carroll Brown Marlin Monroe’s Christy Alan Band Rachael’s 1190 Jeremy Riddle Rocks on the Roof Eric Britt Treehouse Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane Wild Wing Cafe Jeff Beasley The Wormhole Open Mic Z2 Live Music

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Barrelhouse South Lucidea Basil’s Pizza and Deli Charlie Fog Trio Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Mike Sweat, piano/vocal Cocktail Co. Laiken Love Dollhouse AJ Davila Y Terror Amor, Miquel Moure, The Gumps Fannie’s on the Beach Christy Alan Band (acoustic) Feather & Freight Open Mic & Pint Night

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It’s another one of Chris Cook’s famous themed parties! Detention’s never been this fun. Sat., sept. 12, 10 p.m., $5 early bird, $10 online, $15 at door, $20 vip Jazz’d Tapas Bar Trae Gurley Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Carroll Brown Rocks on the Roof CC Witt The Foundery Coffee Pub Open Mic Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Acoustic Thursday Z2 Live Music

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Congress Street Social Club DJ Blackout The Jinx Live DJ Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar

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Barrelhouse South The Corbitt Brothers Band Basil’s Pizza and Deli Bucky & Barry Bayou Cafe Magic Rocks Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt Congress Street Social Club Moose Kick Fannie’s on the Beach Christy Alan Band Hang Fire Chiffon, House of Gunt, R3dsun The Jinx Same As It Ever Was Jukebox Bar & Grill High Velocity Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Carroll Brown Mansion on Forsyth Park Tradewinds Rachael’s 1190 Ryan Capelli Band Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio Rocks on the Roof Droppin’ Dimes, Tim Morin Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth & Kim Polote Sorry Charlie’s Main Street Trio Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Da Gulla Roots Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse Fig Neutrons Wild Wing Cafe Mending Wall, Chuck Courtenay Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Blues Daddies World of Beer Lauris Vidal Z2 Live Music

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17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond Escaping Fate Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis Basil’s Pizza and Deli Wild Wisteria Bayou Cafe Jerry Zambito & The Bayou Blues Band Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio Congress Street Social Club Tropidelic The Jinx Revival Fest AfterParty w/ Caleb Warren & the Perfect Gentlemen Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Carroll Brown Marlin Monroe’s Christy Alan Band (acoustic) Molly MacPherson’s American Hologram The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Kim Polote Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio Rocks on the Roof Hitman, Brett Barnard Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse Epic Cycle Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, Souls Harbor, Whiskey Run Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) 8 Mile Bend World of Beer Victor Solis Trio Z2 Live Music


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Museums to Grassroots Galleries: Savannah’s art world By Lauren Flotte

BEYOND THE walls of SCAD and Savannah’s other esteemed collegiate institutions there is a bourgeoning world of local art and cultural offerings. From Art Marches and Art Walks, to museums and galleries—Savannah has a magical blend of happenings not to be missed. This is a go-to-guide for all this art in Savannah.

Telfair Museums

The South’s oldest public art museum, Telfair encompasses three sites in Savannah: the Jepson Center—a soaring contemporary museum; Telfair Academy—home to 19th and 20th century works; and the Owens-Thomas House—a gorgeous historic home. Check it out during monthly Free Family Days and don’t miss the annual PULSE Art + Technology festival.

SCAD Museum of Art

SCAD’s new art museum awes audience in more way than one. The tremendous and innovative restoration of the building is masterpiece enough, then once inside the galleries, the boundary pushing contemporary works inspire and entice.

Art Rise Savannah

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Producer of the First Friday Art March and owner of Non Fiction Gallery, this non-profit broke onto the scene in 2013. Promoting art accessibility and economic growth, Art Rise is active in the local community and a great in to local arts.

The First Friday Art March joins over a dozen cultural locations every month and provides a free trolley connecting the sites.

First Friday Art March

Connect Savannah readers’ “Best Art Show,” Art Rise coordinates this galleryhop every first Friday, 6-9pm, showcasing the Starland District—Savannah’s funky creative heart. The Art March serves the freshest in local arts by joining galleries, creative retail spaces, food, music, and art activities into one wondrous evening of discovery.

Emerging contemporary artists, Alessandra Hoshor and Jane Winfield, present work at Non

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Non Fiction Gallery

Non Fiction mounts conceptually challenging and aesthetically alluring exhibitions from emerging artists. Available for rent, Non Fiction also dreams up intriguing call for entry themes, attracting national and international attention. Now under Art Rise’s umbrella, anticipate community centered programming in the space.

Savannah Art Walk

Kobo Gallery

This local artist co-op located off Ellis Square features some of Savannah’s best contemporary artists working in a variety of media. Best part? One of the featured artists is always on duty, so stop in for some life-affirming art chat.

Roots Up Gallery

Want to soak up true Southern culture? Roots Up showcases an unparalleled collection of Southern folk artists. The outsider artists on display create with raw passion, using available materials resulting in stunning visual stories.

Artist and gallery owner Tiffani Taylor hosts the Savannah Art Walk every second Saturday, September to June, 4-9pm. The tour through historic district galleries has touches of Taylor’s sparkling elegance from Oglethorpe Gallery beginning to end. She even bookends the This downtown rental gallery on the affair with gratis wine receptions at Savanquiet end of Oglethorpe Avenue is the nah’s swankiest hotels. perfect blank slate for any artist’s vision. Ready to unveil a creative visual manifesto, The Butcher Art Gallery or to glean into the mind of a young artist? 2015 Connect Savannah “Best Art GalKeep Oglethorpe Gallery in mind. lery,” the Butcher Art Gallery occupies the lobby of a tattoo studio. While seemingly an unconventional location, the accolade is Sulfur Studios Sulfur has delivered a much-needed due. The Butcher hosts shows with edge— commodity for Savannah artists—affordstreet art, creepy mermaids, and hauntable studio space. In addition to 14 studios, ing paintings. The phenomenal work here the venture offers gallery space, hosts calls always gets under your skin. for entries, produces workshop series, plus presents movies, music and other community events. One of Savannah’s most active

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“Bring a chair, stroll the shops and grab a bite to eat while enjoying outdoor entertainment.”

art spaces, Sulfur supplies offerings for every creative type.

The City of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Gallery

The City’s spacious Henry Street gallery exhibits a diverse mix of works; one month student art, quilts the next, followed by large-scale paintings, then documentary photographs. One thing that’s consistent is the shows impress. Insider tip: each year the city accepts proposals and awards the gallery space for free to the selected artists.

Beach Institute

An African American cultural center, the Beach Institute presents works by regional artists delving into rich, culturally significant themes. The building is drenched in history and its collections reveal the vibrant black culture of Savannah’s past. While the space may fly under the radar, it is a true gem enriching Savannah’s art scene. (912) 234-8000

Hospice Savannah Art Gallery

The Hospice Gallery is one of Savannah’s best-kept secrets. With exhibitions only every several months, make sure to attend since you’re sure to bump into staples of the local art community both at

the event and on the walls in this unusual venue. hospice-savannah-art-gallery

The Coffee Shops

Coffee + art! What’s not to love? Luckily, most Savannah coffeehouses take art seriously and run monthly exhibitions in addition to offering daily perk ups. Rotating printmaking and photographic exhibitions spice up Foxy Loxy Café’s rustic walls. A permanent collection of quirky prints and whimsical collagecovered bathrooms, plus weekly Acoustic Tuesday sets make art a central tenant of the establishment. Overlooking Forsyth Park, the Sentient Bean has long hosted monthly exhibitions by a variety of local artists and community-focused organizations. With weekly movie screenings and music shows, The Bean offers a taste of the local creative community. On the brick walls of Gallery Espresso, monthly installations of established and up-and-coming local artists compliment the mismatched furniture of this downtown java house. Expect to see any number of mediums on display, but always masterfully executed.

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renderings, the artist replaces the European subjects of these images with powerful and glamorous African American women, inviting questions about conventional beauty, racial identity, and the traditional art historical narrative. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Body and Mind — Juried group exhibition exploring the intersection of physical and mental experiences. Artists were encouraged to submit work that deals with the human form in a metaphorical manner. The work displayed ranges from painting to sculpture, photography to experimental fiber art. Join for the Opening Reception with refreshments and music. Show runs from September 11 - 26th. Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, noon - 5PM free and open to the public Fri., Sep. 11, 6-9 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. The Book of Demons and Angels — Collection of drawings by Rob Hessler that depict the creatures of an imagined postapocalyptic world where our darkest faults and our purest virtues have taken physical form and are battling for control of the planet. Reception Sep. 11, 7-10pm. Sep. 11-Nov. 15. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St. Dana Richardson at Kobo Gallery — The public is invited to meet Kobo Gallery’s newest member landscape painter and mixed media artist Dana Richardson. The gallery will have a reception Saturday September

Mortality and Mourning in Regency Savannah — Life was precarious in Savannah at the beginning of the 19th century. Yellow fever was a constant threat and infant mortality was high. How did early Savannahians deal with the ever present specter of their own demise? Sep. 14-Nov. 1. Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St.

Rob Hessler draws ‘The Book of Demons and Angels’ at The Butcher on East Bay Street; reception is Friday evening Sept. 11.

12th from 5-8 pm during the Savannah Art Walk. Richardson’s work ranges from largescale oil paintings she paints outside to small paintings and collages. free Sat., Sep. 12, 5-8 p.m. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,.


Mickalene Thomas at Giverny — The mixed-media works of Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) combine rhinestones with acrylic and oil paints to create compositions that often reference iconic works of art from nineteenth-century Europe. In her reimagined

Richard “Rock” Nitsche — Rock, born with PPD on the autism spectrum, manifests a strong preoccupation and intense focus in very specific areas, in his case it is trains. Growing up north of Chicago, he was exposed to passenger commuter trains at a young age, which left an indelible mark that continues to this day. For the past ten years, Rock has focused his love of trains by creating detailed drawings. Sep. 12-Oct. 4. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

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Continuing Exhibits Architectural Decay and the Painted Surface â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Christopher Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Antonio presents his mixed media work on wood. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. The ART: of Cal Wood â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A collection of abstract paintings at Zunziâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2 on view until the end of October. $1000 for 30â&#x20AC;? x 40â&#x20AC;? & 40â&#x20AC;? x 40 size paintings. Z2, 9 Drayton Street.

Folk Art: Simply Profound â&#x20AC;&#x201D; What is folk art? Exaggeration and simplicity converge to describe the folk artist as he deals with family, God and the human condition. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. From Bankers to Presidents: The Work of Joseph Gallettini â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gallettini was Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foremost ship model builder, and his work is displayed at the museum. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

The Highwaymen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The exhibit features several well known black artists known as The Highwaymen. A total of 26 artists, one woman and twenty-five men, traveled the highways of Florida from the early 1960s to the early 1990s selling oil paintings from the trunks of cars. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.

i feel ya: SCAD + Andre 3000 Benjamin â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The summer highlight exhibition, which debuted at Mana in Miami during Art Basel last year, explores fashion, film, and painting through the work of artist, musician, performer, fashion innovator, and actor AndrĂŠ Benjamin (aka AndrĂŠ 3000), filmmaker Greg Brunkalla, and painter Jimmy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal. iThrough Sep. 13. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Autumnal Visions: Oil Paintings by Sheila Wood Hancock â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An impressionist artist, Sheilaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landscapes and still lifes offer evocative lighting and reflections of the Southeastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Low & High Countries. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. Bloom â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bloom is a solo exhibition by Natasha Bowdoin featuring a site-specific sculptural installation along with recent twodimensional works. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

City Transversed â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lisa D. Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wall pieces are made with 90% reclaimed materials. On display will be the I-95 - Savannah River Bridge, CSX - Savannah River Bridge, the Houlihan Bridge, the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, Factors Walk, RRX - Henry Street and Islands Expressway Bascule Bridge. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This unique exhibition, titled after the 1992 Nirvana song, showcases 65 works from paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations to photographs, prints, videos, and digital art. Covering a range of social issues and geopolitical milestones, the show centers around three principal themes: multiculturalism and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;identity politicsâ&#x20AC;? debates, the digital revolution, and globalization. Through Sep. 20. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Eclectic Encounters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Telfair Museums houses more than 6,500 objects in its permanent collection. Eclectic Encounters gives an inside look to works that have not been seen by the public in over 10 years. The exhibit features pieces that cross time periods and art movements to reveal the wide range of the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holdings. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Floresco â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Floresco is a solo exhibition of work by sculptor John Bisbee. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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Ä&#x2030;VSTEBZr0DUPCFSUIrQN Join us for an evening of dancing, frivolity, food & drink! Come one, come all, to the Buccaneer Ball! The Crab Shack hosts the kick oďŹ&#x20AC; to the 11th Annual Pirate Fest, a weekend full of swashbuckling fun for all! The Buccaneer Ball boasts grub and grog as only The Crab Shack can provide, and, of course, a bounty of pirates and wenches! This event is open to pirates and wenches over the age of 18. King and Queen will be crowned at 7:30 and will reign over the Ball and the rest of the Pirate Fest weekend festivities. Food will be promptly presented from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Tickets are $40 until October 4th or $50 October 5th - 8th if available. Once your tickets are purchased, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive an invitation to the private ďż˝015 Buccaneer Ball Facebook page where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ďż˝nd details about food, drink specials, entertainment, early check-in, and more, as information in becomes available. SEPT 9-SEPT 15, 2015

Carrie Kellogg and Carrol Kay â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Carrie Kellogg is fine art landscape photographer whose work reflects the beauty of the Savannah and the low country. Carrol Kay is an accomplished weaver and bead artist who creates beautiful unique easy-to-wear garments. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.


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The Ultimate thrill of SUDS Savannah Ultimate Disc Society practices and competes in Forsyth Park

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Ultimate combines soccer’s speed with football’s end zones, basketball’s traveling rule and other quirks to be very popular at the college level.

YOU’RE OFF to college in a new town with some pretty tasty temptations. It’s going to be very easy to find your “Freshman 15” here in the land of deep fried and sweet everything. But you don’t want to end up with a degree in your hand and a tire around your waist.  So here’s a great idea to keep fit, meet new people and have fun. It’s a plastic disc. Wham-O made the

first one in 1957. And if you do what the folks in Forsyth Park do with it, a Frisbee just might keep you off a treadmill. “It’s super heavy cardio,” says Chris Porcheddu, one of the regulars at Ultimate Frisbee three times a week. Ultimate is the “flying disc” sport invented in 1967. “Ultimate is supposed to be full speed the whole time,” Porcheddu says. “Someone told me, ‘If you’re not running, you’re

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There’s no referee; Ultimate relies on sportsmanlike consensus in ‘the spirit of the game’

Ultimate Disc Society, or SUDS. You have to love a group that refers to beer in their official name! “You can come out to Forsyth Park and the people are going to help you learn the rules of the game and how to play,” he says. “The Ultimate community is very welcoming.” It’s a no attitude zone that’s also co-ed and free. Only a few players go “way back.” And those that do, you want to know, like Kristin Russell, co-owner of the Sentient Bean coffeehouse. “There’s maybe three of us that have played the whole time that I’ve been in Savannah,” Russell says. “Almost everybody else is new over the course of the last five or six years.” When I went out, SUDS founder Wolf Buckley (you’ll know him) was encouraging new players from the sidelines and chiding a chummy dude inappropriately dressed. This guy made the only mistake you possibly could make on your newbie Ultimate outing. Just remember to bring a white shirt, a colored shirt or both. That’s how they identify teams. “No shirt means nothing to me,” Buckley says. “And a grey shirt’s even worse.” Your extracurricular workout won’t seem like a workout if it begins Sunday afternoons at 1:30 or Tuesday and Thursday evenings at six on the Whitaker Street side of the park.  cs

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not playing.’ And that stuck with me.” That’s why I love to watch soccer. Ultimate combines soccer’s speed with football’s end zones, basketball’s traveling rule and other quirks to be very popular at the college level. “I like what it makes you do on the field,” says player Steven Eckart. “There’s a lot of twisting, turning and jumping to try to make a play.” Take that, Zumba! Another great thing about Ultimate is that other players don’t zing you. Andrew Aarons picked up the sport at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, where he worked as a contractor. “I was playing basketball at the time but I ended up getting hurt too much,” Aarons says. Ultimate is non-contact. “If there’s a blocking or you push on somebody, it’s a foul.” What? No slashing the legs and having a referee decide if the player “got the ball first?” No! And while I’m at it, there’s no referee, either! Ultimate relies on friendly consensus. “You have to have that base level of respect and spirit to make it work,” says Chris Gwinner, a Savannah native who went from the park to professional play in New York. Gwinner now lives in Guatemala. But he’s one of several connections between Savannah and pro Ultimate. And, more importantly, he hits on the main reason you should try it. The people involved are just so friendly. Heck, they’re called the Savannah



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WHEN IT comes to organic and natural food shopping in Savannah, it’s a good news/meh news situation. The “meh” news is that there’s no single, centralized place, like Trader Joe’s, where you can stock up on healthy, affordable food all in one stop. The good news is that there are still plenty of great finds at low prices... it just might take a little more planning in advance. In other good news, we’ve created a Grocery Go-To List comparing the competition in order to help you save time and get the most for your money.


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A Worthwhile Investment: Brighter Day’s collection of vitamins and herbs are of the highest quality and integrity. Their Kid’s Calm Fruity Splash Multi-Vitamin is a great secret weapon to help grown-ups ease anxiety. Just mix one ounce with 6-8 ounces of Poland Springs Orange carbonated water and you’ve got a yummy drink that tastes like orange soda to boot! And it sells for $7 less than Whole Food’s asking price.

consistently fresh selection of fruits and vegetables; by far the widest variety. Low-Price Favorites: Chia Pod Pudding Synergy Cherry Chia Kombucha Synergy Grape Chia Kombucha Synergy Raspberry Chia Kombucha Honorable Mention: Dogfish Hard Tack Clam Chowder, with bacon. Make it even better by adding a bottle of your favorite Dogfish brew. No Soup For You! (Not!): If you’re missing New York, you can find a wide variety of Soup Man favorites available for about $4.50.

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ooo Maybe it’s because of personal experience that I’ve always been a sucker for political thrillers set in foreign lands. During my childhood, my family left Argentina at the start of the so-named “Dirty War” (when the government assassinated thousands of citizens who didn’t share its philosophies) and arrived in Kenya mere days after a failed coup (a mandated early curfew meant evenings were spent watching military vehicles patrol the empty streets from the safety of our hotel room). Even the interim years in Portugal found my father, a Firestone plant manager, held hostage for several days at his place of employment. These memories were brought to the surface during my viewing of No Escape, a harrowing drama set in an unidentified Asian country. Make no mistake: This new film isn’t nearly as complex as its predecessors in this subgenre, superb ‘80s films like The Killing Fields, Under Fire, and Missing. And with its admittedly paranoid view of living abroad—the takeaway from the film is that Americans should never leave the U.S. but instead be content munching on Big Macs and watching Modern Family—it’s easy to understand why this movie is getting hammered in many quarters as offensive agitprop (a critic at the perennially reactionary Slant website predictably but hilariously opined that “The only way that this film could be any more racist is if the Dwyer family holed up with Lillian Gish and waited for the Klan to save them”). But I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that No Escape works on a gut level—I haven’t seen a more intense motion picture during all of 2015. Owen Wilson delivers a fine performance as Jack Dwyer, who arrives in this anonymous country (filming took place in Thailand) to help improve its waterworks situation. With him are his wife Annie (Lake Bell), who didn’t want to relocate in the first place, and their daughters Lucy (Sterling Jerins) and Beeze (Claire Geare), who don’t care where they are as long as there’s a swimming pool nearby. The Dwyers are barely settled into their hotel when a coup breaks out, with the revolutionaries gleefully slaughtering all opposition. Their greatest hatred, however, is reserved for foreigners—especially Americans—and they descend upon the hotel with the same determination as the Mexican troops attacking the Alamo. The Dwyers spend the remainder of the movie always trying to, as Jack puts it, remain 10 steps ahead of their pursuers. Director John Erick Dowdle, who co-wrote the script with his brother Drew Dowdle, films all of their ensuing struggles with brute force, rarely shying away from the violence. Exploitative? Maybe. Effective?

Definitely. The Dowdles try to stage this in a realistic fashion, doing their best to perpetually paint Jack as an ordinary guy who’s in over his head but uses it to get out of difficult situations—it’s a welcome change from the norm, which finds an Everyman suddenly turning into Superman at the drop of a hat. The sibling filmmakers do offer a concession to the established template through the character of Hammond (an effective Pierce Brosnan), a British ex-pat who turns out to be much more than just a boozy womanizer. Hammond demonstrates his actionhero chops at an early point, and we mark time until he returns in deus ex machina fashion at the critical moment when he’s most needed. No Escape suffers from the usual decree that the problems of a few little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world—unless, of course, the little people are white and the crazy world is comprised of darker skinned individuals. Indeed, the vast majority of the Asians are depicted as either soulless killers or complacent citizens, with not much in between (the major exception is Hammond’s best friend, winningly played by Sahajak Boonthanakit). But at least the Dowdles acknowledge the reason for the discontent: As Hammond points out, the locals are outraged that an American corporation, in true fascist fashion, has through shady means been able to secure and control the nation’s water supply. Xenophobic twits like Donald Trump will bristle at this anti-capitalist message, but more intelligent folks will once again realize that the United States’ claim of Manifest Destiny didn’t end with the acquisition of the West Coast.



O It’s a terrific year to be a secret agent— cinematically speaking, of course. The spy game got off to a rousing start this past spring with the sleeper hit Kingsman: The Secret Service and continued into the summer with the rousing trio of Spy, Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The trend continues this fall with the Spielberg-Hanks-Coens collaboration Bridge of Spies and culminates where it must, with the release of the latest James Bond effort Spectre. For the moment, though, we’ll have to make do with the late-summer entries American Ultra and Hitman: Agent 47, both facing their own missions impossible in their attempts to register as anything more than genre also-rans. Of the pair, American Ultra is by far the more noteworthy picture, a lightweight

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but likable piece that basically finds Jason Bourne reborn as a slacker. Jesse Eisenberg plays Mike Howell, a stoner leading a dead-end life in a puny West Virginia burg. His only source of joy is his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart, Eisenberg’s Adventureland co-star), who’s supportive even when his frequent panic attacks prevent them from ever leaving their tiny town for vacation. Unbeknownst to Mike, though, is the fact that he’s really a highly skilled government agent whose mind has been wiped clean—a situation that’s reversed when a supercilious CIA yuppie (Topher Grace) orders him terminated. Activated by his former agency handler (Connie Britton), Mike is as surprised as anyone when he finds himself able to take down trained assassins with his bare hands or, in one amusing sequence, a deftly tossed frying pan. The notion of a Cheech & Chong burnout as a 007 knockoff is an amusing one, and Eisenberg plays the part perfectly. Equally impressive is Stewart, who continues to demonstrate that she will easily outpace the fanboy detractors—even a late-inning revelation concerning her character doesn’t take away from the warmth and empathy she brings to the role. What does detract is the decision of director Nima Nourizadeh to tackle each kill with overkill. Nourizadeh feels that one coat of crimson won’t suffice when another three layers can be added, and while this gore should prove too cartoonish to offend many people, it does grow tiresome and occasionally takes us out of otherwise soundly choreographed action sequences. On balance, American Ultra won’t be mistaken as the ne plus ultra of secret agent capers, but it mostly handles its assignment with ease. That’s not the case with Hitman: Agent 47, which doesn’t even get off one shot before its relative wretchedness comes into focus. The second movie based on the popular video game Hitman—the first, starring Timothy Olyphant, arrived back in 2007—this one finds Rupert Friend taking over as the ruthless government assassin with the tarnished heart of gold (6 carat, at best). Hannah Ware is Katia, whom he must protect from all manner of evildoers. Thomas Kretschmann plays the evil syndicate head Le Clerq, whose moniker makes me think of Justin Timberlake as Le Coq in The Love Guru. And Zachary Quinto, Spock in the Star Trek reboot, co-stars as John Smith, a mysterious figure who starts out like Kyle Reese before morphing into a T-800. Speaking of Spock, while he has the ability to live long and prosper, the same may or may not be said of the career of debuting director Aleksander Bach, whose movie

exhibits all the uniqueness and individuality of a Krispy Kreme doughnut rolling off the conveyor belt (and, hey, at least the pastry has flavor). Hitman: Agent 47 takes such pleasure in reveling in its own banality that it often feels like Bach and scripters Skip Woods (who also wrote the previous Hitman flick, as well as the atrocious A Good Day to Die Hard) and Michael Finch pilfered $35 million from studio coffers merely to proudly state that they punk’d everyone who actually wastes money to see this. Devoid of any distinguishing features in any department, this ultimately feels like a placeholder banner ad, marking time up there on the screen until an actual movie starts.


OOO With a pair of bland pretty-boy leads, the hyperactive Guy Ritchie in the director’s seat, and a trailer that didn’t exactly inspire hope, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. promised to be the sort of late-summer miss that would leave me crying uncle before the halfway mark. Instead, it turns out to be an unassuming, undemanding surprise. It’s based, of course, on the hit TV series from the 1960s, the sort of effort that arrived fast and furious in the wake of James Bond’s phenomenal success at the box office. The titular man was Napoleon Solo, played by Robert Vaughn with the right mix of suavity and insouciance. As the Russian Illya Kuryakin, Solo’s friend and co-worker at the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, David McCallum became the series’ breakout star. On the series, Solo and Kuryakin were fellow agents from the start, which makes this new picture operate as an origin story of sorts. The Cold War rages on, and when we first meet Solo (Henry Cavill) and Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) in 1963, they’re rival agents (Solo for the CIA, Kuryakin for the KGB) attempting to kill each other near the renowned Checkpoint Charlie. Solo is attempting to smuggle an important asset named Gaby Teller (Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina’s Ava) out of East Berlin while Kuryakin is trying to stop him. It’s not long after, however, that the men’s respective organizations order them to team up in an effort to stop the usual coterie of global villains (including an exNazi played with lip-smacking zeal by Sylvester Groth) from getting their hands on nuclear warheads. There are at least two dozen actors who would have made a better Napoleon Solo than Cavill. The real delight here is Hammer. So memorable as the Winklevii in The Social Network,it’s nice to see him as an engaging presence again, and his Illya Kuryakin proves to be the film’s most

interesting character as well as its primary wellspring of low-simmer humor. Incidentally, the theme music for the series was created by the late, great Jerry Goldsmith, who nearly rivaled John Williams in crafting magnificent, majestic scores (countless credits include Chinatown, and The Omen, winning his only Oscar for the last-named). Goldsmith’s original U.N.C.L.E. score is one of his best, and I fully expected the film to pay it tribute. Instead, the employed snippet has been rendered unrecognizable with its idiotic changes in tempo and instrumentation. Fortunately, this aural atrocity marks one of the very few times that this handsome big-screen version is hopelessly out of tune.


OOO Shaun the Sheep Movie lacks the go-forbroke genius of the Wallace and Gromit works, but that’s not so say it isn’t consistently inventive and entertaining, centering on the misadventures that greet Shaun, his fellow sheep and Bitzer the dog as they head to The Big City (as all the signs call it) to locate the farmer who looks after them. Said farmer, after all, has taken a blow to the noggin and now suffers from amnesia, so it’s up to the animals to locate him, jog his memory, and return him home. But that proves to be quite the challenge, more so since they’re being dogged by a particularly nasty animal-containment employee. This toon tale takes its time getting started, but once the gang descends upon the city, matters become increasingly frenzied and funny, with a pair of standout setpieces unfolding in a restaurant and inside a kennel. Despite being a silent film in that no one speaks dialogue, its references span the decades, from the silent masterpiece Modern Times (when Shaun’s characters do speak, it’s in unintelligible gibberish clearly inspired by the Chaplin film) to The Silence of the Lambs (with a cat amusingly aping Hannibal Lecter pondering fava beans and a nice Chianti). With Pixar’s marvelous Inside Out winding down in theaters, it’s still not too late for parents to save Shaun from getting clipped by loading the kids into the minivan and taking them this weekend.


O Honestly, is there a more cursed franchise in Hollywood than this one? One of the genuinely classic comics from the storied history of Marvel, it’s mind-boggling that no one has been able to make a decent movie out of this material. It brings to mind Jim Gordon’s line about Batman at the conclusion of The Dark Knight: “He’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.” Is the same principle applying here?

Are these the heroes America deserves, as punishment for our slavish devotion to all films Marvel? A grim assessment, indeed. So while it may be true that this Fantastic Four is an improvement over the 2005 version (and perhaps its 2007 sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), that’s really not saying a damn thing. This take finds our fab four much younger than in previous incarnations: there’s brainy Reed Richards (Miles Teller) and cocky Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), and there’s Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell). Yes, the last-named characters are so devoid of personality or quirks that I’m hard-pressed to think of any adjectives to describe them. At any rate, after nearly an hour of sluggish exposition, the quartet finally are exposed to the mysterious green glop that looks as if it could power a thousand Green Lanterns but instead turns these meddling kids into something more than human. None of these skilled actors are bad individually, but thanks to inert writing and direction, they’re never allowed to establish any chemistry among themselves. Especially affected are Reed and Ben, who are supposed to be longtime friends but seem about as comfortable around each other as two strangers mashed together on a crammed NYC subway car.


OOO Meryl Streep plays Ricki Rendazzo, who abandoned her prim and proper family long ago to pursue her rock ‘n’ roll dream. Singing a mix of covers at a California watering hole with her band the Flash (members played by real-life rockers Rick Springfield, Bernie Worrell, Joe Vitale and the late Rick Rosas), she’s beckoned back to Indianapolis by her ex-husband Pete (Kevin Kline), who’s worried about their daughter Julie (Mamie Gummer, Streep’s real-life daughter). Having been abandoned by her husband for another woman, Julie’s a suicidal wreck, and while Mom has never really been around much to provide maternal comfort, she’s hoping it’s not too late. But Julie is wary, as are her brothers Josh (Sebastian Stan) and Adam (Nick Westrate). And adding to the tension is the presence of Pete’s second wife Maureen (Audra McDonald), who’s spent years raising these kids as her own and isn’t sure Ricki’s presence can offer anything but trouble. Featuring a script by Oscar winner Diablo Cody (Juno) and direction by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), Ricki and the Flash mines the various confrontations in a manner that causes a level of discomfort among both the characters and the audience members.

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Happenings Activism & Politics 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. 912-604-4048. tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. If I Were Mayor: Five Visions for the Future of Savannah

Each candidate will share a vision for the city of Savannah, followed by a discussion on what it would take to get there. Mon., Sep. 14, 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. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. Savannah Libertarians

Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. The World We Want

Join Emergent Savannah, East Taylor Creative and Starlandia Supply for the The World We Want, a public art movement that invites people to reflect on their vision for themselves and the world. With some simple walls and a few pieces of chalk, we will be inviting honest reflection and expression for one simple reason: To connect us together. Through Sep. 30. https://facebook. com/events/868949009848900/. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Young Democrats

Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-6197712. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Auditions and Calls for Entries

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Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo. com. Info is also available at www. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www. 46 ongoing.

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Call for Applicants for Harvest of Hope Retreat

Cancer survivors of all ages and their families are invited to the 13h annual Harvest of Hope Retreat on September 26. To apply for this free event, please contact Morphia Scarlett at 912-3500514 or Through Sep. 26. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Call for Artists and Craftsmen

Telfair Museum Stores are calling local artists & craftsmen to participate in Telfair Flair held in conjunction with Telfair Art Fair on November 14 and 15. We will select up to a dozen potters, jewelry makers, sculptors, glass, wood, fiber, paper & mixed-media artists, etc. to display and sell their works on consignment in the Jepson Center atrium. We cannot accept canvas paintings or work that requires walls. To submit sample photos and pricing, or for more info, please email Lisa Ocampo at Deadline for submissions is October 1. Through Oct. 1. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Call for Artists for 2016 Exhibitions

The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting exhibition proposals at the Cultural Arts Gallery for the 2016 calendar year. The 1,700 square foot community gallery serves the Savannah area with exhibitions and educational programming that strengthen awareness and stimulate dialogue through artistic expression. In conjunction with each exhibition, artists are encouraged to develop and present a learning opportunity to the public such as a workshop, lecture or demonstration. All mediums will be considered for a nondegree seeking solo or group exhibitions, including video and installation pieces. Proposals should be professionally presented and should include a cover letter; a resume; an artist statement; a previous exhibition record; 10-12 digital images of the work to be considered; and a self-addressed stamped envelope if the proposal needs to be returned. Through Sep. 11. 912-651-6783. arts. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

Call for Auditions for “The 39 Steps”

Actors are invited to attend auditions for the Asbury Memorial Theatre’s fall production of “The 39 Steps,” which will be performed November 6-8 and 13-15. Auditions will be held at Asbury Memorial Theatre on September 14 and 15 from

Art Classes @The Foundery

Students will be taught academic drawing and painting techniques. Younger students will learn observational drawing and be encouraged in creativity, while older students will be introduced to more advanced techniques. An intermediate class for teens will be held on Mondays. The 7-11 year olds will be taught Friday afternoons. Contact the instructor, Seth Fite, for more information. Ages 7-11: $150, Ages 12-15: $180 Mondays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m.. 513-295-7378. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. 7-9pm. Cast will be selected and notified on September 18. Evening rehearsals begin September 25. Scripts will be available at the auditions and groups of two or more actors will be invited to read scenes together. Performers are asked to bring a recent photo, as well as provide an acting resume and fill out the audition form provided. The show requires a wide range of characters, up to five male roles from ages 20-50 years and a female lead aged 20-40 years. For more information about the auditions and roles, visit www. Sep. 14-15, 7-9 p.m. Asbury Memorial Theatre, 1008 E. Henry Street. 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. speakers/apply. Creative Coast, 415 W. Boundary St.

Call for Volunteers for Breaking the Cycle

Coastal Georgia Breaking the Cycle will host a symposium on substance abuse and freedom from addiction as part of National Recovery Day on September 19, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Lake Mayer. Volunteers are needed for this event in the following areas: reception, food, greeters and clean-up. For more information on how you can participate call volunteer coordinator Teneka Gerido at 912.661.7014. Through Sep. 19. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Donations/Call for Entries for the Gimme Sum Sugar Annual Fundraiser for the BRP

The Batey Rehab Project is hosting its annual fundraiser, Gimme Sum Sugar, on October 3rd. The money raised during this event will help fund projects and improve the lives of the poorest communities within the Dominican Republic this upcoming year. Do you have artwork, a service, craft, etc. that you would be willing to donate to our silent auction? Please email us with

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your donation proposals. We are looking for individual pieces of art, both 2D/3D, services (massage, face painting, etc.), gift certificates, local interest items, etc. Please email if you have any questions. Call for performers for the event ends 9/9/2015. Wed., Sep. 9, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 480-510-8429. thebateyrehabproject@ Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street.

tour guide training is offered in October. Trainees meet once a week for four weeks. Docents lead tours and assist with programming for people from around the world who visit the historic house. Call Dottie Kraft at 236-8097 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or email at info@ Through Oct. 5. Davenport House, 324 East State St.

Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. See website, send email or call for details. 912-4846415.

Boating Classes

Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-6671056.

Couponing and Saving 101

Music classes for homeschool students ages 8-18 and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. CoastalEmpireMusic. com.


Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, 6 West State Street. Check website calendar or call for info. 912-4412656.

Homeschool Music Classes

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@ Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland. org. Savannah Art Map

Art Resource Collective is publishing a comprehensive map of all galleries and working studios featuring local artists in The Greater Savannah Area. We have a comprehensive list but want to be sure to have your information if you wish to be included. Send an email to map@ with the following information: Gallery / Studio Name, Street Address, City, Zipcode, Gallery Website, Gallery Email, Gallery Phone Number, Gallery Hours (ie. M-F 10 - 5pm), A sentence describing the gallery’s or studio’s artistic focus. We are also seeking sponsors and supporters to keep this service free for all local galleries and artists. Free Through Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. arcsavannah. org. Arts Resource Collective, P. O. Box 9304.


13 Bricks presents the Touchstone, a call-for-entry gallery show. We are asking for artists to submit 3 pieces of work, preferably with a common theme. Submissions will be printed on heavyweight matte as 8”x 8” prints at the 13 Bricks shop. This is an affordable platform to showcase artists’ work and join a network of creativity in Savannah. To enter the Touchstone print gallery show, please visit 13bricksclothing. com/workshops and fill out a submission form. For more information and questions, please contact us at $20 Through Sep. 30. Keystone Gallery & 13 Bricks, 633 East Broad Street. Volunteer Docents Needed

Davenport House volunteer docent/

13th Annual Savannah International Food and Wine Tasting

Participants sample food and wines from around the world and then shop at the charity silent auction from 3-5 pm. The silent auction features unique merchandise donated by local businesses, artists, and individuals. This year, a portion of the proceeds from the auction will go to support Senior Citizens, Inc.’s Meals on Wheels program and America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia Food Bank. $30.00 per person in advance; $35.00 at the door Sat., Sep. 12, 3-6 p.m. 912-236-8256. ap-g@ groups-ministries/philoptochos-events/. St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson Street.

Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching

Beading Classes

Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-920-6659. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. Beginning Belly Dance Classes

Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940.

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. Come learn how to use coupons and sales to save up to 90% on things you buy every week. This seminar will teach you the basics of couponing. Receive over $25 value in attendee materials, including coupons to get you started right away. Door prizes and Raffles all day long. Top prize worth over $100. Save $2 by registering early. Call for more info and ask for Patricia. No childcare available. Well behaved children are welcome but will not receive attendee materials. $20 per attendee Sat., Sep. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 912-441-4760. Patriciastreasures@yahoo. com. Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave. Creative Digital Photography Class

Go in-depth into photography principles, aperture and shutter combinations, bracketing and improving composition. Spend time in the classroom for Belly Dance at the Beach lectures and critiques and in the field Magic Carpet Dance Studio, Savannah’s for complete hands-on assignments. Exclusive belly dance studio is now PREREQUISITES: A DSLR camera and offering special belly dance classes on manual, any changeable lenses and a the Beach on Tybee Island! We will meet $5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit at the 10th street beach access and carve tripod are required. Have understanding Local Charities of your DSLR’s controls and knowledge our little dance oasis in the beautiful Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly of how to e-mail photos as attachments. sand - with the clashing waves in front Karma class to raise money for local $125.00 per person Wednesdays, 6:30of us, and the magical ocean breeze! charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8-10 a.m.. $15ea drop in, or $10ea with punch class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern. cards Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.. 912are donated to a different charity edu. 663-5114. each month. This is a regular Bikram ce/programs/personaldevelopment/ Magic Carpet Yoga class. ongoing. 912.356.8280. Dance Studio, 6409 Abercorn Street, Suite digitalphotography/. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm E. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Street. Board Game Nights Volunteers DUI Prevention Group Bring your favorite board game or learn Savannah Chatham County Animal Offers victim impact panels for to play one of ours! Join our community Control seeks volunteers to serve intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and of gamers and make some new friends various tasks as needed by the shelter. anyone seeking knowledge about the while having an awesome time. Guild No prior animal shelter experience is dangers of driving while impaired. A must Hall members get in free, and nonnecessary. Newly trained volunteers will members must simply purchase a $2 Day see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/ be authorized to serve immediately after session 912-443-0410. orientation. Potential volunteers are asked Pass. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Guild Hall, 615 Krav Maga / Tactical Self Defense: Montgomery Street. to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; Dynamic Defensive Tactics combines the Champions Training Center though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers Offering a variety of classes and training Israeli self defense techniques of Krav must be at least 17-years-old. ongoing. Maga with tactical fighting concepts. This in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@savannahga. is NOT a martial art but a no nonsense other disciplines for children and adults. gov. approach to self defense. With over 37 All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349years of experience, Roger D’Onofrio 4582. Classes, Camps will teach you solutions, which are Chinese Language Classes & Workshops The Confucius Institute at Savannah State aggressive, simple and effective, to the Advance Directives workshop violent situations of today. Note: these are University offers free Chinese language Join social worker Sarah Copeland as private sessions for adults only. ongoing. classes starting January 17. To register, she helps you complete the paperwork 912-308-7109. please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. to make your wishes known when you Family Law Workshop 912-358-3160. confuciusinstitute@ are too ill or too injured to speak on your The Mediation Center has three own behalf. Easy-to-follow guidelines and Savannah State University, workshops per month for people who complementary booklets provided. Do do not have legal representation in a 3219 College St. the loving thing for your family now. none Clay Classes family matter: divorce, legitimation, third Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 modifications of child support, visitation, Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers p.m. 912.629.1045. hospicesavannah. contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351Eisenhower Dr. 4578. Art Classes at The Studio School

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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.

com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St.

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels in Guitar (electric, Figure Drawing Classes acoustic,classical), Piano, Bass, Tuesdays 6-9pm and Wednesdays 9:30Voice, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Flute, 12:30am. $60/4-session package or $20 drop-in fee. At the Studio School. ongoing. Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory/ 912-484-6415. melindaborysevicz@gmail. Composition/Songwriting. 609 69th Street, Savannah GA. ongoing. 912com. 398-8828. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Fundamentals of Digital


In this introductory hands-on class, you will learn about your camera’s basic settings and how using the manual settings can expand your creative horizons. Emphasis will be on taking lots of photos, getting out of “program” mode and looking at ways to manage the photos you want to print or share online. Students will be walking around and taking pictures at the Coastal Georgia Center, as well as the Visitors Center. An optional field trip may be planned. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Please plan to bring your DSLR camera to the class. $90 Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.. ce/programs/personaldevelopment/ digitalphotography/. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons

Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987.

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha. com. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Knitting & Crochet Classes

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

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


Music Instruction

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

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. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. 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. Piano Lessons

Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. 912-312-3977. ongoing. 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.

Pilates Yoga Fusion Dance Introduction Class

The first (introduction) class is free of charge. Combining the core strengthening benefits of Pilates with the balance and flexibility of Yoga, we create PiYo – a dynamic, interactive way to stay fit while having fun. Join in the fun with our free Intro Class. Mats are optional. First class: free; $48.00 per person for regular sessions Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.. 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern. edu. ce/programs/personaldevelopment/ yoga/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. 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. 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.

Project Management Course Basics

This course provides an overview of the ten knowledge-based principles for managing successful projects: scope, integration, communication, time, cost, procurement, risk management, quality control, human resources, and project stakeholder management. The training includes practical exercises and an in-class group project. Participants receive a manual, electronic forms, and other resource materials. Source: Project Management Body of Knowledge, Project Management Institute PMI® best business practices. $650.00 per person Tue., Sep. 15, 6-9 p.m. 912-4785551. programs/professionaldevelopment/ projectmanagement/. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

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. Short Story Writing Class

The short story is an art form that encompasses all of the characteristics of great novels, including narrative and character. Students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling will use assigned readings, writing homework and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Upon completion, they will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing and the art of revision. $200.00 per person Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. 912478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern. edu. ce/programs/personaldevelopment/ writingclasses/. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. SHRM Learning System

This course is offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) : the SHRM Learning System includes six modules to prepare students for the SHRM-Certified Professional and SHRM Senior Certified Professional exams. Modules reflect the new HR practice and legislation in the SHRM Body of Knowledge and Experience. Following the 2-hour

mandatory orientation, this 36-hour review course provides broad overview of HR management issues and core body of knowledge. $1040.00 / $1140.00 after 8/17/15; Member Feel: $965.00 / $1065.00 after 8/17/15 Mondays, 6-9 p.m.. 912-478-5551. conted@ academics. professionaldevelopment/shrmcert/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Supply Chain Project Management Fundamentals

Supply Chain Management projects can span a wide range of project types including supply chain strategy, network analysis, facility design build, supply chain technology selection and implementation, and continuous process improvement initiatives. Rising managers and supervisors, as well as seasoned logistics professionals, will gain valuable insight and best practices in this course on project management methodologies as applied to the supply chain environment. Class discussion and projects provide an understanding of how fundamental Project Management Institute approaches and industry best practices can be used to effectively manage a project’s complexities. $1,950 per person. Students will receive a notebook of slides, notes, exercises and project management tools and templates as well as the textbook, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc. Through Sep. 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-966-7913. https://pe.gatech. edu/courses/supply-chain-projectmanagement-fundamentals. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle.

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. 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, 912-631-3452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. Avegost LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a nonplayer character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@ Buccaneer Region SCCA

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Knittin’ Night

Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-2380514. 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

Novel Writing

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

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. 912308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club

Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail. com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. 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.. 912-4416559. 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. 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. 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. 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. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing.

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. 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. 912-3533148. 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. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

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. Savannah Parrot Head Club

Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. 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.. 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.. 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. 912-4846710. 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. Spies and Mysteries Book Club

Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. panerabread. com/. Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St.

A book club for readers who love thrillers, spy novels, and mysteries. We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm. None second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

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.

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

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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. Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, WoodvilleTompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot


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

Concert: Bob Masteller’s Jazz for All Ages

This second annual jazz festival features junior jazz musicians, the Noel Freidline Quintet, and Joe Gransden and his 16-piece big band. Sep. 10-11. Seahawk Cultural Center, 70 Wilborn Rd. Concert: Prayers of Rain and Wind

The Savannah Philharmonic will perform its opening concert, “Prayers of Rain and Wind.” The evening opens with Weber’s “Overture to ‘Der Freischutz’” and concludes with Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1, Op. 68.” $16-$75 Sat., Sep. 12, 7:30 p.m. 912-232-6002. info@ lucastheatre. com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Concert: Richard Smith

Audiences delight when world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose. Having witnessed one of his live performances, fellow musicians and music lovers alike sing his praise. With fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavors he will melt your heartstrings, make your toes tapping and your jaws hanging open. $20 plus tax Sat., Sep. 12, 8 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80.

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. 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@ Synergistic Bodies, 7901 Waters Ave. Ballroom Group Dance Class

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

Hear pianist Benjamin Warsaw and vocalist Rebecca Flaherty perform your favorite classical music songs all in one evening, from Bach to Gershwin. Thu., Sep. 10, 7:30 p.m. about.armstrong. edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 14 bands, two stages. Featuring Southern Culture on the Skids, Those Darlins, Parker Millsap, Margo & the Pricetags, and more. Sponsored in part by Connect Savannah. Sat., Sep. 12. Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road.

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. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St.

Revival Fest

Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

The Savannah Sacred Harp Singers present a free community singing event. All are welcome to participate in America’s original roots music. Sat., Sep. 12, 1-4 p.m. 912-655-0994. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 30 Diamond Causeway.

Beginner’s Belly Dance Classes

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. 912-5960889.

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

experience needed. Free beginner lessons from 9-11am. Sat., Sep. 12, 8 p.m. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Body and Mind - ContemporaryModern Dance Class

In conjunction with the “Body and Mind” group exhibition, Elyse Schreier offers a contemporary-modern dance class in The Gallery at Sulfur Studios. Expand your movement and relate your body to music in your own way! This class will include both an improvisation workshop and guided choreography. No experience necessary. Contemporary dance employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance, enables creative freedom by utilizing changes in rhythm, speed, and direction. $12 per person Sat., Sep. 12, 2-3 p.m. 912-657-1122. sulfurstudios@ https://facebook. com/events/574062019399381/. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. 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@ 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. Great Gatsby, 408 West Broughton Street. Dance Party

Dance on Thursdays at 8pm--fun, friendship, and dancing. Free for Savannah Ballroom students. $10 for visitors ($15 for couples). free - $15 Thursdays, 8 p.m. 912-3353335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Disco Hustle Dance 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.

Do the hustle! A New York style Disco Hustle group class taught by Jos’eh For those with little-to-no dance Marion, a professional ballroom background. Instructor is formally trained, dance instructor. Sundays at 5pm. has performed for over ten years. $15/ Call for pricing. Sundays, 5 p.m.. person. Tues. 7pm-8pm. Private classes 843-290-6174. Trudancer@gmail. and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, com. YMCA 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St.

Beginner and intermediate ballet, modern dance, barre fusion, barre core body

Dance the night away with blues music by Vinyl Appreciation. No prior dance

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Argentine Tango

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.. 912335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street.

Concert: Songs You Know and Love


sculpt, gentle stretch & tone. Tuesdays.. 912-925-0903. theballetschoolsav. com. Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn St. 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.

Adult Ballet Class

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Blues Bash

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. 912-652-6780. sdavis@ 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@ 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. 912-7480731. Irish Dance Classes

Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Wednesdays.. 912-704-2052. 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. 912-3353335. savannahballroom@gmail. 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. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Line Dancing

Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. ongoing. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St.

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Mahogany Shades of Beauty

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

Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

Tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm-6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. Tuesdays.. 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. 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. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing

ongoing. 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. 912312-3549. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn Savannah into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: CONNECTSAVANNAH. Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promo Code: CONNECTSAVANNAH Mondays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.. 805603-5620. Info@urbanadventurequest. com. Franklin Square, Montgomery and St. Julian Streets. continues on p. 52


1 Homespun home? 4 Got together (with) 9 MRIs, e.g. 14 Royal flush card 15 Love, Neapolitan-style 16 “Specifically ...” 17 Story of an extravagant electronics brand? 20 Absolute 21 “I Love Lucy” co-star Arnaz 22 Michael’s “Family Ties” role 23 Janitorial tool 25 ___ Moines Register 27 Happy hour spot 30 Shower cloth 34 Bill giver 37 “Assembling furniture is definitely for me”? 39 Macabre illustrator Edward 41 Take the plunge 42 “First Blood” hero 44 Long arm of the lark? 45 One ain’t part of this crowd 47 Toy brick near the placemat? 49 Badminton need 50 Less readable, perhaps 52 Landscaper’s cover 53 Hulu bumpers 54 Miracle-___ (garden

brand) 56 “So long,” in shorthand 59 John of “Good Times” 63 Largest artery 67 Inept car salesman’s query to his boss? 70 Like argon and krypton 71 “CSI” city 72 Well below average 73 Abstains from eating 74 Battlefield doc 75 JPEG alternative


1 “W” on a light bulb 2 Letter after delta 3 Salad bar veggie 4 “The Big Sleep” detective 5 Guitar-heavy alt-rock genre 6 Singer Rundgren 7 Actor Michael of “Ugly Betty” 8 Mastermind game pieces 9 Card’s insignia 10 Things, in Spanish 11 Way off-base? 12 Sudoku digit 13 “Mr. Roboto” band 18 “Jackie Brown” actress Grier 19 “Fortune Favors the Brave” musical 24 Unit of pants 26 Faberge collectible 27 Cheney’s follower

28 Full of energy 29 Rosie’s bolt 31 Make like Tony Hawk 32 “I have the power!” yeller 33 Shul leader 34 First sign of the zodiac 35 Indie rock band Yo La ___ 36 “___, what have I done?” (Talking Heads lyric) 38 “Jeopardy!” megachamp Jennings 40 Pussycat’s poetic partner 43 Couturier Cassini 46 Love bug? 48 All over the place 51 “La Bamba” co-star Morales 53 “Incoming!”, e.g. 55 “Batman” sound effect 56 Out-of-office message? 57 Magazine editor Brown 58 Designer Saint Laurent 60 Part of a Campbell’s Soup jingle 61 Minor injury? 62 Food fish known for its roe 64 Judge’s cover 65 “The Parent ___” 66 Makes a contribution 68 Shaker ___, O. 69 “___ seeing things?”

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Awaken with Chakradance™ Thursdays

Join us for a free-flowing, meditative dance and experience the healing power of Chakradance™. With eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery, Chakradance™ will take you on a spiritual journey, free the energy in your body and open you to a deeper experience of life. No dance experience or prior knowledge of the chakras is necessary. Limited to 12 participants – email to reserve a spot today! $20 Thursdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@comcast. net. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. Birding and Nature in Maine: Adventures at Hog Island Audubon Camp

Ogeechee Audubon sent two high school science teachers, Sue and Rose, to Hog Island Camp in Maine to participate in Educator’s Week. Sue and Rose will share their photos and experiences and provide insight into how they might incorporate what they learned into their classroom activities. Tue., Sep. 15, 7 p.m. 912-658-6136. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave.

Free Family Day: Owens-Thomas House

Join us for a delightful garden tea party with games and a tour of the house by costumed interpreters. Free Sat., Sep. 12, 1-4 p.m. overview/. Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. Free Guided Tours

second Saturday, Sunday of every month.. cemeteriesweb.nsf/cemeteries/ bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd.

Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. No reservations needed for 10:30am, 1:30pm and 2pm. Other times by appointment. Call for info. ongoing. 912-525-5023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

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Latino Heritage Month


Armstrong’s Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) sponsors this monthlong celebration of Latino culture. Festivities include a Spanish film festival, lectures, dance classes and more. For a full list, visit Sep. 15-Oct. 15. 912-3443050. html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Let’s Get Batty

Learn about why we love our brown bat

population here at Fort McAllister, as we walk three quarters of a mile to our bat houses. We will wait for dusk and watch hundreds of bats emerge from our bat houses to begin their night of hunting for insects. After all the bats have flown away for the evening, we will return to the Visitor’s Center for a campfire. Wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring insect repellent and a flashlight. Fri., Sep. 11, 7 p.m. FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. Military Job Fair, where America’s military connects with civilian careers, is holding a job fair on Fort Stewart.The event is sponsored by the Fort Stewart Soldier For Life: Transition Assistance Program and is open to transitioning military, veterans and military family members. A mix of Fortune 500 and local military-friendly companies will be present including Elanco, Saladmaster, Southeast Georgia Health System, Toyota Forklifts of Atlanta, Vinnell Arabia, and Lilly. Tue., Sep. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It’s movie night! Wormsloe State Historic Site will be showing The Last Song, starFort Stewart, GA, Hwy 144E. ring Miley Cyrus, on a projector underneath our majestic oaks. Scenes of the movie Mystery on the Adirondack were actually filmed at the park. Bring out the family with a picnic and lawn chairs. Express: A 1930s Dining Adventure Movie Trivia will begin at 7:35pm, movie at 8pm. Sat., Sep. 12. gastateThe Suites at Station Exchange Senior Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd. Living Community presents a dinner

Movie Night Under the Oaks

theater to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The menu will include shrimp cocktail, corn chowder, beef Wellington or lemon garlic chicken, and pineapple upside down cake. Period dress encouraged. Sat., Sep. 12, 5:30-8 p.m. Suites at Station Exchange, 3205 TSX Grand Central. The Olde Pink House Cooking Classes

Come enjoy a cooking class and help raise funds for the Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. One of Pink House’s expert chefs will conduct the culinary course from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 125 Sat., Sep. 12, 1-4 p.m. The Olde Pink House, 23 Abercorn St. The original Midnight Tour

One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866666-3323. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ Pantry

A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 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. Tuesdays, 2-7 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. Savannah Art Walk

An inclusive and inspiring Art Walk of our Historic Downtown. The Savannah Art Walk includes twenty exceptional Galleries, as well as collaborative endeavors with Andaz and Bohemian Riverfront Hotel to offer wine pours a gratis for guests. Free second Saturday of every month, 4-8 p.m.. 912-507-7860. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Pride White Party

This event celebrates Savannah’s diversity and the end of summer and also serves as the kickoff event for the Pride Festival. Wear all white/garden attire. Thu., Sep. 10, 7 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Savannah Storytellers

Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912-349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. September 11 Commemoration Ceremony

As part of Patriot Day, remembered globally as the anniversary of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on the United States, the City of Richmond Hill will host a ceremony to observe September 11 and honor the City

of Richmond Hill Fire and Police Departments. Speakers will include Mayor Harold Fowler, Police Chief Bill Reynolds and Fire Chief Ralph Catlett. A moment of silence will be followed by the ringing of bells and Taps. Fri., Sep. 11. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice

Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. Sixth Sense Savannah Tour

In 2002, smashing all of the barriers,the Sixth Sense Savannah tour became the first tour to go well beyond the usual touring areas and subject matter, starting in a neighborhood, where locals, family, friends, chose to share their personal ghost stories, exclusively with the company founder. 30.00 Every 55 days, 9:30 p.m. 9122920960. 6thsenseworld. com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. Southbound Brewery Saturday Tours and Tastes

Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave.

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A Tale of Two Georgias: Two Warships Connect People Across a Century and a Half

A Michael Jordan video about the Confederate ironclad CSS Georgia and the nuclear submarine USS Georgia will be shown after a brief business meeting. Mon., Sep. 14, 6:30 p.m. Bloomingdale History Museum, 250 E. Hwy. 80.

$8 Mondays-Fridays, Sundays. (912) 349-2756. info@savannahpoweryoga. com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. 5Rhythms

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday of every month. 912-308-3410. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B.

Al-Anon Family Groups

An anonymous fellowship of relatives A moving meditation. A path to higher and friends of alcoholics. The message vibration. A spiritual practice for some. A of Al-Anon is one of strength and workout for others. With limited guidance hope for friends/family of problem Under The Rainbow and an eclectic mix of music, each person drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen On Thursday nights come out to the moves through the 5 rhythms of: flowing, is for people age 13-19. Meetings daily coolest spot in Pooler for Under The staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. throughout the Savannah area. check Rainbow. Every week we will host a In this practice the “energy” of these website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598different event that will cater to those rhythms is explored through each persons 9860. that play over, around and under the authentic way of moving. There is no Barre Classes rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912right or wrong way and no steps to follow. Looking for a fun way to tone and burn 988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 No experience is needed. Led by Dana calories? Savannah Yoga Barre offers Foxfield Way. Danielson. Last Friday of every month. daily barre classes to help you reach Youth Leadership Academy Sign up at or your fitness goals. Diverse classes The Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) simply show up. ongoing. danadanielson. ensure there’s something for everyone. is a year-round program which prepares com. Savannah All levels are encouraged to attend. Savannah youth for the challenges Yoga Barre, 2132 E Victory Drive. Start where you are and go from of college (higher education) and $8 Community Meditation Classes there. Classes start as early as 6 a.m. adulthood. The YLA invites male and Join us for breath work, guided and as late as 6:45 p.m. $15 drop-in female middle and high school students. meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep or use class pass ongoing. 912-200Mentees are provided with experiences relaxation technique to relieve stress, 4809. that enhance the students’ sense of pride quiet the mind, and find the calm within. Savannah in themselves and their community. The All proceeds support local organizations. Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. academy meets on Saturdays and will $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912-349-2756. Beach Body Workouts with Laura take multiple trips throughout the year. Savannah MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Sat., Sep. 12, 9-10:15 a.m. Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Community Center $5.00 per session Savannah State University, 3219 College Advanced Asana and Sequencing Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake St. Savannah Yoga Center hosts a Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. weekend workshop with Miles Borrero. Beastmode Fitness Group Training Enjoy highly creative yoga sequences Festivals Train with this elite team. A total body enriched with singing, sprinkled with Blackwater Ukulele & Dulcimer program that trims, tones and gets pranayama and meditation, supported Festival results. Personal training options This year’s 6th annual Blackwater Festival by dharma and fused together with available. See website for info. Meets at Is all for the benefit of Autism Awareness. Miles’ vast knowledge of the body. $150 West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pmfor entire weekend, $40 for individual The festival is sponsored by The 9pm. ongoing. sessions Sep. 11-13. 912-232-2994. Charleston Hot Shots, Cypress Gardens YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. savannahyoga. and the V-Tones of Charleston. This all Beginning Pole Fitness com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull volunteer event will have 3 workshops; Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to Beginner Ukulele, Beginner Dulcimer and St. get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance AHA Yoga Classes an advanced Ukulele workshop. There America National Professional Champion Jivamkuti Inspired w/ Brittany Roberts will be a lot of time to meet and Jam. Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics Mondays 6:30pm – 7:45pm Soul Our concert features 5 acts followed of pole dance in a safe and welcoming Progression w/ Lynn Geddes Tuesdays/ by open mic. Hope you can make it!! environment. Gain strength, balance and Thursdays 12:30pm – 1:45pm & 6:30pm All festival events and workshops are confidence. Beginner Classes are open – 7:45pm TGiF! Power Hour with Lynne included in the regular $10 admission to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies McSweeny Fridays 5:45pm – 6:45pm All fee to Cypress Gardens. $5-$10 Sun., only (men welcome at our Intermediate Levels Yoga w/ Christine Harness Glover Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a Sep. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 843-553-0515. Saturdays 9:30am – 10:45am n/a first ukuleleblues@charlestonhotshots. package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. com. Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road. Savannah Pride Fest

Celebrate Savannah’s diversity with live music, food vendors, trade show booths and local community organizations and businesses. $5 Sat., Sep. 12, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.



$8 Community Yoga Classes

Savannah Power Yoga offers a community yoga class nearly every day of the week for just $8. All proceeds support local organizations. See schedule online for details. Most classes are heated to 90 degrees. Bring a yoga mat, towel and some water.

Visit for more info.

801.673.6737. html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Bellydancing Fusion Classes

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

Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Chair Yoga Awakening

True Alisandre, international yoga teacher, teaches this yoga class and gives out laminated cards with stretches from his book, Pictures of Health to Breathe and Move With. These breath stretches are doable in 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Each class also includes Tai Chi warmups, meditations and guided relaxations. Sundays, 10:15 a.m. 501932-4092. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Core Pilates

This fun and challenging Pilates class will tone your entire body while focusing on building core strength. Betsy HunterHughes is at your service every MonWed-Fri 9:45 at Savannah Yoga Barre. $15 drop-in or class pass Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. 912-200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre. com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Fitness Classes at the JEA

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

For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. Free Yoga for Cancer Patients

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Dude’s Day at Savannah Climbing

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Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. Happy Hour Boot Camp Classes

Amanda Jessop, certified strength and conditioning specialist, teaches classes for those who enjoy challenging and fun workouts and have goals to lose weight, tone up, or get in shape for the new year. Different packages available: Classes start out at $8 Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.. 832-470-2257. Tom Triplett Community Park, U.S. Highway 80 West. Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park

Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am-10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. SkidawayIsland. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Insanity Workout Group Class

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

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

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Living Smart Fitness Club


St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/ Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation

Center, 1815 Lincoln St.

Mommy and Baby Yoga

Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Nonstop Fitness Spin Class

Join us every Thursday at 5:30pm for Spin. Space is limited, please call 912-349-4902 to reserve your spot and to inquire about our other classes. 10 classes for $50 Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912-349-4902. kristi@nonstopfitnesssav. com. NonStop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave. Pilates Classes

Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol DalyWilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. pilatessavannah. com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga

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

Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. $120 - six week session Thursdays. 912-704-7650. ann@douladeliveries. com. savannahyoga. com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St.

Rock’n Body Fitness Bootcamp

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

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

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

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

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

International teacher True Alisandre Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier teaches this class. Each class will be complete in itself, but attending as many and longer life. Classes offer a time to as possible will help attendees develop learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 the habit of using 10 - 15 minutes min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 of stretching in their lives every day. Flexibility along with Strength & Cardio ongoing. are the 3 equally important aspects Renagade Workout Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 of a exercise & fitness program. All am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. levels. Each class also includes Tai Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912- Chi warmups, meditations, and guided relaxation. $7 Saturdays, 10 a.m.. 501376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. 932-4092. Montgomery Crossroads. Unity Church of Richmond Hill Roadies Running Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Club Somatic Movement Improvisation A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly This class is for everyone who moves! Improve your dynamic alignment, breath, training sessions and seminars. Weekly grounding, and the ability to access runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or fluid movement. You will improve in Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. Qigong Classes

all your movement activities, while awakening more fully within your own life as an embodied experience. Led by international teacher Janet Kaylo. Wear light, loose fitting clothes suitable for dance or yoga. No experience necessary. $15 drop-in or use class pass Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. 912-2004809. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Tunnel to Towers 5k

Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk Savannah honors the legacy of FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller along with his 342 FDNY brothers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001. Public service industry workers, corporate teams and the public are encouraged to register for this patriotic event. Sat., Sep. 12, 8 a.m. $25-$40. t2tsavannah. Orleans Square, Barnard and McDonough Streets. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout

Lose calories while dancing and kickboxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. turbokicksavannah.

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

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

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


Armstrong Prescription Drug DropOff

Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a permanent drop box for disposing of unused prescription drugs and over the counter medication. In the lobby of the University Police building on campus. Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. ongoing. 912-344-3333. Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Dr. John McDougall Skype Lecture

Renowned doctor John McDougall does a live and free Skype talk with the Heartbeats of Georgia group. Tue., Sep. 15, 6-7:45 p.m. 912-598-8457. jeff@ Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

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Free Enrollment Help for Medicaid and PeachCare

Parents can find the help they need to renew or sign up their children (ages 0-19) on Medicaid or PeachCare. Enrollment Assisters will work with clients through the process. Free and open to the public. Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m.. 912-3562887. Free Hearing and Speech Screening

Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing. org. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept.

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

first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912897-9544. html. Labor and Delivery Tour

Want to take a look around before the big day? Register for a tour of our labor and delivery areas. The tour is held once a month and fills up quickly, so please register early. Call 912-350-BORN (2676). second Sunday of every month. Memorial Health

Know Your Water

What everyone ought to know about our drinking water (bottled, tap, distilled, reverse osmosis, filtered, alkaline and spring.) Are you paying thousands of money for water that is making you sick? Find out what water is best for your body. FREE Tuesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. 703-989-6995. oggisavannah@gmail. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. La Leche League of Savannah

A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering

Prepared Childbirth Class

This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a


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Healthy Eating with Jesse Rosenblum and J. Kenneth Griffin Jr., M.D.

Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432.

An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-4476605.

First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-264-7154.


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

Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy

Living Smart Fitness Club

Planned Parenthood Hotline


Health Care for Uninsured People

Jesse Rosenblum, the Healthy Eating Educator for Whole Foods Market will be talking about how to make healthy food taste good, introduce nutrientdense foods, how to incorporate healthy fats, and find where sugar is hidden in various so-called healthy foods. Open to the public, feel free to invite family and friends! free Tue., Sep. 15, 6 p.m. 912691-3556. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd.

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tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

The Savannah 7-Day Diabetes Repair

If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga. org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

Kid’s Happenings Baby & Mom Yoga

For mothers with babies who are precrawlers. Moms learn poses for baby to help with digestion and sleeping -- and get a bit of relaxation, movement and camaraderie for themselves. $120 for a six session pass. Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.. 912-704-7650. ann@douladeliveriescom. savannahyoga. com. Savannah Yoga Center Pooler, 111 Canal Street. Georgia Pre-K Program

The YMCA Pre-K program is a fun way to introduce your child to school. Using creative curriculum as a guide, our teachers arrange each room into a variety of learning centers that provide children with both active and quiet plat experiences. Guest speakers, community events, and field trips also bring the learning environment to life. Kids must be 4 years old by September 1, 2015 and a resident of Georgia to be eligible. Mondays-Fridays.. 912-233-1951. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Healthy Kids Club

The Healthy Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 9:15-9:45 a.m. Wilmington Island Farmers Market, 111 Walthour Rd.

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Holiday Day Camp


Plan for your child to spend the day with us on Monday, September 14, 2015 for our Holiday Day Camp. Day camp fees are $15.00 per current youth and members ages 4 and up, $30.00 per non-member. The application and fee deadline is Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Applications are available at the West Broad Street YMCA, located at 1110 May Street, Savannah, GA 31415. $15 Mon., Sep. 14. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Irish Dancers of Savannah

Savannah’s first organized Irish dance school welcomes dancers, ages 4 and up.

Learn Irish Step and Ceili (Irish square) Dancing at a relaxed pace. Convenient mid-town location. Adult classes available. Thursdays.. 912-897-5984. Positive Youth Basketball Camp

Learn the fundamentals of basketball at this camp for kids aged 4-17. $40 per child Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.. 912-604-2900. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours

SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum. org ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Toddler Time

Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature-based theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. skidawayisland. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.

Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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


First City Network

Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985), is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236CITY. Gay AA Meeting

Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. Call for location. ongoing. 912-288-7863. 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. 912-657-1966. info@standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street.

Book Club

Meets last Sunday of the month, 4pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-447-6605. AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Low Country Sisters in Crime, Inc.

A reading group for lovers of crime fiction, focusing on books and authors. Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month, 10am-12pm. Free and open to the public. second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.noon. owcountrysistersincrime.blogspot. com. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Tea Time at Ola’s (Book Club)

A book discussion group that meets the 4th Tuesday, 1pm. Bring a book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Treats to share are always welcomed. Tea is provided. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2325488. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 East Bay St.

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. 912-2368115.

Pets & Animals

Humane Society Thrift Store Book Sale

The Humane Society Thrift Shop will hold its quarterly book sale in the shelter parking lot. All “parking lot” books, videos and CDs will be just 25¢. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah and the pets in its care. Sat., Sep. 12, 9 a.m.-noon. humanesocietysav. org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. Low Cost Pet Clinic

Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. gastateparks. org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. 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

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,

Local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-5476263. ongoing.

Dolphin Project

Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBT community in the South.

Wilderness Southeast

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 Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village.

Nature and Environment

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

Support EOA through the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Recycle empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, laptops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive technology products and cash. Businesses may also recycle items on behalf of EOA for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. Anderson St. See website, email or call for info. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x126. What Makes a Family A children’s therapy group for children of fundingfactory. GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice com. a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352Sea Kayak Race 2611. Race in the River Race (6.5 miles) or the Little Tybee Challenge (8 miles). Casual paddling options are alo available. Funds Literary Events raised from this kayak race go towards PICKBourbon and Books Launch the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Local nonprofit executive and CPA, Sat., Sep. 12. A-J’s Johnathon Scott Barrett, will debut his Dockside, 1315 Chatham Ave. culinary memoir, “Rise and Shine! A Walk on the Wild Side Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail and Friends.” All ticket sales benefit Live winds through maritime forest, freshwater Oak Public Libraries and will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvre from recipes wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10amin the book, meet and greet with the 4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, author and time for book signings. $75 New Years. Call or see website for info. individual, $125 per couple Thu., Sep. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland. 10. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 org. Oatland Island Abercorn St. Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Stand Out Youth

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

handouts. See website for info. ongoing.

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and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at, and www. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. humanesocietysav. org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. PetSmart Adopt-A-Thon

Meet loving, adoptable pets with local animal rescue groups at PetSmart’s event. There is no charge to meet the adoptable pets, and adoption fees vary with each group. Sep. 12-13. petsmart. com. PetSmart, 11132 Abercorn St. 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. 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. Buddhist Meditation

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

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

Columba House is an inclusive, welcoming hospitality space dedicated to building and sustaining a community of faith committed to social justice with the city’s young adults, college students, and creative demographic. Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm, includes dinner and a program focused on justice. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-228-9425. Columba House, 34th Street between Abercorn and Lincoln Streets. 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, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. Maritime Bethel

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

A New Church in the City, For the City

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

Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-2321033. 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. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share

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

Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. South Valley Baptist Church

Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday

Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing.

Sundays on Thursdays Worship Service

Thursdays. 912-826-0206. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. Tapestry Church

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

Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

released in the USA. $6 Wed., Sep. 9, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. PICKFilm: The Untouchables Watch a movie and enjoy meatballs at the Florence with the Movies and Meatballs series. Sun., Sep. 13, 7:30 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive. 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.

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. Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Savannah

Turn Savannah into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Liberal religious community where people Combine the excitement of the Amazing with different beliefs gather as one faith. Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website from any smart phone, teams make their for info. ongoing. 912-234-0980. admin@ way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and Unitarian Universalist completing challenges while learning Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. local history. Available 365 days a year, Unity Church of Savannah sunrise to sunset. Start when you want Everyone is welcome. Unity of Savannah and play at your pace. Save 20%- Only is not concerned with where people come $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after from, what they look like, or whom they Promotion Code: CONNECT. Sign up love – Unity is just glad that each person online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest. is here. Sunday 9:15am meditative service com. $39.20 for a TEAM of 2-5 people and 11:00am celebratory service show Through Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 805what the New Thought Movement is all 603-5620. info@urbanadventurequest. about. Children’s church 11am service. com. Franklin Unity loves all people, just as they are. Square, Montgomery and St. Julian Sundays. 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah. Streets. org. Unity Church Bears Elite Football of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, Special Screenings 1198 Washington Ave. Film: Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb

Navy Federal hosts Movies Under the Stars. Enjoy games, music, free bounce houses and face painting. Concessions available for purchase. Sat., Sep. 12, 6 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. PICKFilm: The Oily Maniac Inspired by and loosely based on a strange Malaysian folk legend of a strange, man-like creature covered in a dark, greasy substance which roams the streets at night, this Hong Kong-made action/horror hybrid from famed Chinese movie studio Shaw Brothers was never

Couch Co-Op Night

Join in the fun and meet some new people on Couch Co-Op Night. This event happens weekly from 7 until close. With a long list of fun games designed to be easy to pick up and play, there is no reason not to come. Free for Guild Hall members, $2 for non-members Mondays, 7 p.m.. 844-MY-GUILD. events@ events. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes

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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 Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Late Model Racing

Late model stocks compete weekly. Fridays.. 912-964-8200. ospracing@ Oglethorpe Speedway, 200 Jesup Rd. Saturday Group Run or Walk

Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Sav. Strider Weekly Group Run or Walk Downtown

Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street.

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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. 912398-4014. 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. 912236-0363 x143. Amputee Support Group

Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912355-7778. Back Pain Support Group

For families with children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly. Call for info. ongoing. 912-3557633. Citizens With Retarded Citizens, 1211 Eisenhower Drive. Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Assoc.

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

This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Debtors Anonymous

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

Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St.

Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone Essential Tremor Support Group Like regular polo, but with bikes instead is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie For those with the disease, care partners, of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook family and caregivers. Managing the at 912-727-2959 ongoing. for info. ongoing. disease, treatments and therapies, Brain Injury Support Group savannahbikepolo. quality of life. First Thursdays, For traumatic brain injury survivors and Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Want their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. You! the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Savannah Shamrock Rugby Club is having Memorial. ongoing. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. their kick-off practice of the season on Memorial Health Tuesday, August 18th at Forsyth Park Fibromyalgia Support Group University Medical Center, 4700 Waters near the basketball courts. The Men’s Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call Ave. practice begins at 6pm, and the Women’s Breast Cancer Survivors Group or see website for info. ongoing. 912-819at 6:30pm. No experience necessary. 6743. Candler Heart Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian (Find us on Facebook!) Come join not and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. Church. For survivors and caregivers. only a team, but a community of great Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc. Gambling Problem 12 Step Program people and fun times! FREE! Tuesdays, Twelve step program offers freedom from First Presbyterian Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.. klm1122@hotmail. gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message Church, 520 Washington Ave. com. Forsyth Park, Cancer Support Group with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730. 501 Whitaker St. For anyone living with, through or beyond Georgia Scleroderma Support Group Sports Coach a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, Golf, Tennis, Baseball, Etc. for novices A group for people with scleroderma at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. or professionals. Fine tune your for the greater Savannah area and ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and mental game with guided imagery and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, visualization. 25 years experience. For Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 225 Reynolds Ave. more info call 912-247-4903. ongoing. 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412Children’s Grief Support Group Online only, none. 6675 or 912-414-3827. ongoing. Seven week structured educational Ultimate Frisbee support group for children 6-17. Support, Greater Savannah Breast Cancer Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and coping tools, utilizing play and activity to Support Group Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, Breast cancer patients and their learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Head, and coastal Georgia area are (one light or white, one dark), water, and invited to join this group. The meetings Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. often feature presentations from the local Center Drive. medical community, are informal, and Citizens With Retarded Citizens Savannah Bike Polo

58 pick-up/. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

are conducted in a discussion format to encourage participation. For more information, call 912-897-3933. second Sunday of every month, 4-6 p.m. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave. Grief Support Groups

Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. GriefSupport. Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Meeting

This group is open to patients with cancers of the head or neck and their caregivers. Call or visit website for more information. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Heartbeats for Life

Free support and education group for those who have suffered from or want to prevent or reverse heart disease and/ or diabetes. One Tuesday/month, 6pm. Free and open to the public. Tuesdays. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga. org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

Klinefelter Syndrome/47-XXY Support Group

For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47-XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. ongoing. Legacy Group: For individuals with advanced and recurrent cancer.

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

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call or see website for info. Located in the Summit Cancer Care office at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Narcotics Anonymous

Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-2385925.

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Overeaters Anonymous

Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Savannah meetings Mon 6:30pm, Wed 5:30pm, Fri 6:30 p.m. See website for locations and info, or call 912-358-7150. ongoing. Parents of Children with IEP’s (Individualized Education Plans)

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

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

First Thursdays, 5pm-6:30pm, Marsh Auditorium at Candler. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-6347. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St.

Prostate Cancer Support Group: Man to Man

This group is for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Meets in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. 912-897-3933. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Pryme Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at St. Joseph’s Hospital,11705 Mercy Blvd., Meeting Room 1(on the 2nd Floor above ER entrance) at 6 p.m. An opportunity for people with MS and their families and friends to share information, develop coping strategies, receive support and become involved in community activities. ongoing. 912-8192224. St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. Rape Crisis Center

Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912233-7273. ongoing.

and confidently via prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and constructive evaluations. It’s fun, informative, and a great way to network with area professionals. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. 912-663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. Sex Addicts Anonymous

If you believe you have a problem with sex addiction (or are wondering if you might) and you want to change your behavior, we recommend that you attend a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous. The only requirement is a desire to stop your addictive sexual behavior. Meets Mondays at 7 pm. Call for venue information. ongoing. 731-412-0183. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Spinal Injury Support Group

Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-350-8900. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

Spouse/Life Partner Support Group

Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Support Group for Women Coping with Infertility or Who Desire to Pursue Adoption

For women who are on the infertility journey, or have the desire to pursue adoption, and need support from other women who have been there or are on the same journey. Meeting location: 217 E. 55th Street. Email for meeting days/times. Every fourth Thursday. Survivors of Suicide Support Group

Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an ongoing support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and

SBC Toastmasters

Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to the art of public speaking. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, members learn to speak more precisely

Sit back and relax while Savannah Dan takes you through Savannah’s deep history with his personal style that will have you hanging on his every word, laughing out loud and Teens Nurturing Teens (Cancer captivated by stories told uniquely by Support) Savannah Dan in the comfortable airSupport group for teens with a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. conditioned Historic Savannah Theater. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 2 p.m. Meets at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for information. ongoing. 5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. St. PICKTheatre: Hazard Point Teens With No One to Turn To Help for people ages 11-18, or concerned The Shoestring Theatre Company is parents of teens. Park Place Outreach proud to present Hazard Point, a madcap Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see comedy/mystery, by Savannah playwright website. ongoing. 912-234-4048. B.B. Capryllian and directed by Terri Hsu. This production is set, literally and figuratively, at a beautiful, southern Bed Young Survival Coalition & Breakfast. But the setting quickly Young breast cancer patients and their turns to chaos as guests arrive, secrets caregivers in the greater Savannah, are spilled and scotch begins flowing. Hilton Head, and Coastal Georgia area Advance tickets available at our website are invited to join this group. Meetings include presentations from local medical Reserve tickets by emailing shoestringcompany@gmail. community and discussions. Meetings com or calling (912) 495-5958. $15 Fri., conducted in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Sep. 11, 8 p.m. and Sat., Sep. 12, 8 p.m. 912-495-5958. shoestringcompany@ Institute. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. 3933. Memorial events/1112765642071462/. Health University Medical Center, 4700 Forsyth Park Waters Ave. House, 703 Whitaker Street.


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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. ongoing. 912858-2335. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St.

confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912629-1089. ongoing. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive.





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Bethesda Seeks Volunteer Docents for New History Museum/ Visitors Center

Bethesda seeks volunteer docents for their new visitors center/museum. Volunteer docents needed during regular museum hours, Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Docents will share Bethesda’s rich history and inspiring legacy with visitors from across the country and around the world. ongoing. 912-351-2061. Elizabeth. Bethesda

Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave.

Call for Volunteers for Pegasus Riding Academy

Pegasus Riding Academy is a therapeutic riding program providing equine-assisted activities for individuals in Savannah with physical, mental or emotional disabilities. Volunteers are needed to assist these special children. Orientation is September 29 at 10:30 am, and riding sessions begin September 31. Horse experience is not necessary, but patience and dedication are a must. Through Sep. 29. 912-

547-6482. Pegasus Riding Academy, 2828 Wicklow Street.

Call for Volunteers for Savannah Food and Wine Festival

The 2015 Savannah Food & Wine Festival, presented by Publix, is looking for volunteers to help fill various general and leadership positions and roles during November 9-15, 2015, for the weeklong event. The volunteer positions include: general registration, exhibitor registration, exhibitor load-in/load-out, water/ice distribution, celebrity chef kitchen/

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

“More and more I have come to admire resilience,” writes Jane Hirshfield in her poem “Optimism.” “Not the simple resistance of a pillow,” she adds, “whose foam returns over and over to the same shape, but the sinuous tenacity of a tree: finding the light newly blocked on one side, it turns in another.” You have not often had great access to this capacity in the past, Aries. Your specialty has been the fast and fiery style of adjustment. But for the foreseeable future, I’m betting you will be able to summon a supple staying power -- a dogged, determined, incremental kind of resilience.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

“The fragrance from your mango groves makes me wild with joy.” That’s one of the lyrics in the national anthem of Bangladesh. Here’s another: “Forever your skies . . . set my heart in tune as if it were a flute.” Elsewhere, addressing Bangladesh as if it were a goddess, the song proclaims, “Words from your lips are like nectar to my ears.” I suspect you may be awash with comparable feelings in the coming weeks, Taurus -- not toward your country, but rather for the creatures and experiences that rouse your delight and exultation. They are likely to provide even more of the sweet mojo than they usually do. It will be an excellent time to improvise your own hymns of praise.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

There have been times in the past when your potential helpers disappeared just when you wanted more help than usual. In the coming weeks, I believe you will get redress for those sad interludes of yesteryear. A wealth of assistance and guidance will be available. Even people who have previously been less than reliable may offer a tweak or intervention that gives you a boost. Here’s a tip for how to ensure that you take full advantage of the possibilities: Ask clearly and gracefully for exactly what you need.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22)


Why grab the brain-scrambling moonshine when you may eventually be offered a heart-galvanizing tonic? Why gorge on hors d’oeuvres when a four-course feast will be available sooner than you imagine? According to my analysis of the astrological omens, my fellow Crab, the future will bring unexpected opportunities that are better and brighter than the current choices. This is one of those rare times when procrastination may be in your interest.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

As I hike up San Pedro Ridge, I’m mystified by the madrone trees. The leaves on the short, thin saplings are as big and bold as the leaves on the older, thicker, taller trees. I see this curiosity as an apt metaphor for your current

learning experience stages/tent support, wine and food booths set-up, signage, and VIP lounge set-up registration and management. Lead volunteers must have a background in culinary, restaurant or event experience and confident leadership skills. If interested, fill out the volunteer registration form and contact Julie Nero with a summary of experience at Julie.Nero@savannahfoodandwinefest. com. Through Nov. 9. Julie.Nero@ Online only, none.

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situation, Leo. In one sense, you are in the early stages of a new cycle of growth. In another sense, you are strong and ripe and full-fledged. For you, this is a winning combination: a robust balance of innocence and wisdom, of fresh aspiration and seasoned readiness.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

I hope it’s not too late or too early to give you a slew of birthday presents. You deserve to be inundated with treats, dispensations, and appreciations. Here’s your first perk: You are hereby granted a license to break a taboo that is no longer useful or necessary. Second blessing: You are authorized to instigate a wildly constructive departure from tradition. Third boost: I predict that in the next six weeks, you will simultaneously claim new freedom and summon more discipline. Fourth delight: During the next three months, you will discover and uncork a new thrill. Fifth goody: Between now and your birthday in 2016, you will develop a more relaxed relationship with perfectionism.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

A “wheady mile” is an obsolete English term I want to revive for use in this horoscope. It refers to what may happen at the end of a long journey, when that last stretch you’ve got to traverse seems to take forever. You’re so close to home; you’re imagining the comfort and rest that will soon be yours. But as you cross the “wheady mile,” you must navigate your way through one further plot twist or two. There’s a delay or complication that demands more effort just when you want to be finished with the story. Be strong, Libra. Keep the faith. The wheady mile will not, in fact, take forever. (Thanks to Mark Forsyth and his book *Horologicon.*)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Trying improbable and unprecedented combinations is your specialty right now. You’re willing and able to gamble with blends and juxtapositions that no one else would think of, let alone propose. Bonus: Extra courage is available for you to call on as you proceed. In light of this gift, I suggest you brainstorm about all the unifications that might be possible for you to pull off. What conflicts would you love to defuse? What inequality or lopsidedness do you want to fix? Is there a misunderstanding you can heal or a disjunction you can harmonize?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Is feeling good really as fun as everyone seems to think? Is it really so wonderful to be in a groove, in love with life, and in touch with your deeper self? No! Definitely not! And I suspect that as you enter more fully into these altered states, your life will provide evidence of the incon-

veniences they bring. For example, some people might nag you for extra attention, and others may be jealous of your success. You could be pressured to take on more responsibilities. And you may be haunted by the worry that sooner or later, this grace period will pass. I’M JUST KIDDING, SAGITTARIUS! In truth, the minor problems precipitated by your blessings won’t cause any more anguish than a mosquito biting your butt while you’re in the throes of ecstatic love-making.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

In this horoscope, we will use the Socratic method to stimulate your excitement about projects that fate will favor in the next nine months. Here’s how it works: I ask the questions, and you brainstorm the answers. 1. Is there any part of your life where you are an amateur but would like to be a professional? 2. Are you hesitant to leave a comfort zone even though remaining there tends to inhibit your imagination? 3. Is your ability to fulfill your ambitions limited by any lack of training or deficiency in your education? 4. Is there any way that you are holding on to blissful ignorance at the expense of future possibilities? 5. What new license, credential, diploma, or certification would be most useful to you?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The story of my life features more than a few fiascos. For example, I got fired from my first job after two days. One of my girlfriends dumped me without any explanation and never spoke to me again. My record label fired me and my band after we made just one album. Years later, these indignities still carry a sting. But I confess that I am also grateful for them. They keep me humble. They serve as antidotes if I’m ever tempted to deride other people for their failures. They have helped me develop an abundance of compassion. I mention this personal tale in the hope that you, too, might find redemption and healing in your own memories of frustration. The time is right to capitalize on old losses.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

It’s never fun to be in a sticky predicament that seems to have no smart resolution. But the coming days could turn out to be an unexpectedly good time to be in such a predicament. Why? Because I expect that your exasperation will precipitate an emotional cleansing, releasing ingenious intuitions that had been buried under repressed anger and sadness. You may then find a key that enables you to reclaim at least some of your lost power. The predicament that once felt sour and intractable will mutate, providing you with an opportunity to deepen your connection with a valuable resource.

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Docents and Volunteers Needed at Flannery O’Connor House

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home seeks additional volunteers and volunteer docents to help on Fridays and Saturdays, 1p-4pm, and for possible extended hours. Duties: greet visitors, handle admissions, conduct merchandise sales and help with tours. Docent training and written narratives for reference during tours are provided. ongoing. 912-233-6014. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Dolphin Project Seeks Volunteers

Dolphin Project needs boat owners, photographers, and other volunteers to help with scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along coastal Georgia. Must be age 18 or older. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-2326572. Good Samaritan Health Clinic

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The clinic serves people without insurance and those whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Call to volunteer. ongoing. 912-964-4326. Hospice Volunteers Needed in Chatham and other Coastal Counties

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

Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-6523661.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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

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Ogeechee Riverbank Cleanup

Join us to pick up litter along the banks and water’s edge of the Ogeechee River at low tide. We always collect a lot of trash and debris which makes a difference in the health of this beautiful river. We need volunteers to walk along the upper and lower edges of the river. If you want to clean along the water’s edge, wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. To work along the tree line, wear sturdy shoes or boots. Bring water and insect repellent, and meet at the Visitor’s Center at 4 p.m. There are no fees to volunteer. Sun., Sep. 13, 4 p.m. FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. Parks and People

Join the Savannah Tree Foundation and community volunteers for the first of our Parks and People series. Begin with a stroll around the park with a certified arborist discussing the local trees, then provide some care and maintenance to the trees in the park by doing some light weeding and spreading mulch to get them ready for autumn. Community service credit is available for this and all of our events. Free t-shirt for the first 30 people to show up. Tools and refreshments provided. Volunteers should wear closedtoe shoes. Sat., Sep. 12, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 912-233-8733. volunteer@savannahtree. com. Mother Mathilda Beasley Park, 500 E. Broad. Pre-School Volunteers Needed

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

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Share time and talents through the RSVP program of the Equal Opportunity Authority. Seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations. Call for information. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x123. Ronald McDonald House

Help in the “home away from home” for families of hospitalized children. St. Joseph’s/Candler’s St. Mary’s Health Volunteers needed to provide Center, a free clinic serving the uninsured, home-cooked meals for families seeks physicians, nurse practitioners, at the house. Volunteer internships nurses, lab techs, and patient care available for college students. Call techs. Non-clinical volunteers needed or see website for info. ongoing. to to schedule appointments. Contact 912-356-5520. rmhccoastalempire. Stephanie Alston. ongoing. 912-443-9409. org. Ronald St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. Center, 1302 Drayton St.

Medical Professional Volunteers Needed

the ghost dog diaries

By Your Pal Erin

THE STORY GOES LIKE THIS: On Monday I woke up and said to your daddy, “Our dog is coming. I can feel it.’ I told him so every morning for the next five days. By Friday, everything had fallen into place. Baby Emma’s mommy got home from work an hour earlier than expected, giving me just enough time to catch the cross-town bus to the Upper East Side ASPCA twenty minutes before closing time. But when I arrived, there was no dog for us. There were plenty of dogs up for adoption that day, but they were all too big to fit in our 198 square foot Upper West Side hovel. With a heavy heart, I apologized to every single one of them for not taking them home with me. I promised that their rightful owners would rescue them soon and that they would always be loved, no matter what. I barely made it out the doors and onto the city sidewalk before bursting into tears. At that exact moment, the skies unloaded an inordinate dump of frigid October rain. No one noticed my sobbing. They were all too busy fawning over the little yellow dog shivering inside the cardboard box under that enormous red umbrella. “Aww…she’s so cute! I wish I could take her home with me,” they cooed. But nobody could. I was so sad to have left behind that shelter full of lonely, cage’d dogs that I almost didn’t see you. But then I noticed the man holding your box and recognized him as my former co-worker from the gym. His girlfriend’s landlord had found you abandoned in an empty apartment. Knowing that she already had a Yorkshire Terrier, he brought you to her place in hopes that she could take care of you, too. But that nasty Yorkie was making your life hell and they had no choice but to drop you off at that terrible, horrible, no good, very bad shelter. My heart couldn’t stand the thought of leaving you there, so I wrapped you

in my trench coat and snuck you onto the cross-town bus. Once you were safely out of the driver’s sight, I sat you on my lap and we exchanged a long, unknowing look, as if to both ask, “Well…now what?” When we got back to the apartment, I set you on the floor so you could get acclimated with your new home. You surveyed the joint, noticing that the entire place was no more than 16 feet wide. That’s when you gave me what would become your trademark look of ‘Oh Mommy…this will NOT do...’ judgment and subtly suggested that there were roomier accommodations at the ASPCA. Later that night, as we snuggled, curled-up beneath the covers with your head nuzzled into my chest, I realized that you were My Dog and I promised not to leave you for as long as we both shall live.” I told that story to my little dog PJ every year on our anniversary and any other time during our eight years together when one of us was in need of comfort. Three years ago today, I told her the story of us one last time, before leaving her in the arms of the vet who would put her to sleep. Over the course of my lifetime, I’ve had many opportunities to love someone and let them go. PJ is the first one I have ever loved enough to hand over to God. The Ghost Dog Diaries is a weekly serial chronicling Your Pal, Erin’s journey from Hollywood D-Girl to Savannah psychic, by way of Minnesota’s political scene during the Ventura era and post 9/11 New York City.

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