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Wednesday / 30 Film: The Maddening

The PFS salutes the life and career of actress Angie Dickinson. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

Science on Tap: Our Changing Earth

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

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Picnic in the Park 4 Sunday / 4

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Enjoy fantastic music and fun family activities in beautiful Forsyth Park. This unique event features a stunning repertoire from the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Come early to enjoy local band, choral, and orchestral students at the Forsyth Park Bandshell. The Philharmonic performs at 7 p.m. This year’s picnic theme is “Hollywood in the Park!” Presented by the Savannah Philharmonic, the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Parker’s. 4-9 p.m., Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St., Free and open to the public

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After 10 years of fashion curation, House of Strut will open its doors in the Starland District, revealing decades of authentic vintage clothing, jewelry, flare, accessories and art for women, men and kids. Enjoy music, art, fashion, beverages, and entertainment all in vintage style. 5-10 p.m. House of Strut, 17 West 41st Street., 912-398-0138, FREE

Spanish Tall Ship El Galeon Andalucia

This 170ft long, 500 ton replica of the 16th century Spanish galleon, now renamed the San Pelayo, will visit Savannah again this year. Sep. 23-Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m River Street, River St. $10 adults, $5 children 5-12

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The Birth of the American Dream: How the Real Mad Men Changed the World Dr. Stan Deaton delivers the Keynote Address of the 2016 Georgia History Festival -- an exploration of the ordinary and extraordinary people and events that led a revolution in the twenty years following World War II. Free and open to the public. 6-7 p.m Coastal Ga Center, 305 Fahm St Free

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All books are $1 at this blowout sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

Dr. Matthew Draud, Armstrong professor and head of the Biology Department, will discuss how the vastness of time hinders human appreciation of processes that span from the past and into the future. 6 p.m Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W Liberty St

16th Annual Pumpkin Patch 4 Saturday / 3

Carnival-style games for children, face painting, and many photo ops with the Pumpkin Fairy and among autumn displays. This year a Fortune Teller will join the games, which include Fish Pond, Ring the Pumpkin, Pick a Pumpkin, Bean Bag Toss, Pumpkin Toss, Pumpkin Wheel of Fortune and Creepy Feels. Pumpkins of all sizes, giant mums, hay bales, cornstalks, home and garden decorations, and baked goods will be for sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill., Free admission, game tickets $1; cash only

Blues Trinity: A Tribute to the 3 Kings

A melting pot of best-of Savannah musicians paying homage to the Kings of the blues: Albert, Freddie, and B.B. King. This concert is led by Eric Culberson. B.B.’s drummer, Tony Coleman, will also be joining the band for a few songs. 7:30-10 p.m Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. $21 general admission lucastheatre.com

Concert: Songs from Childhood

Tanya Gabrielian presents a childhoodthemed concert. The first half will include suites and sonatas by Bach. The second half will express Schumann and Debussy’s reflections on childhood. 7:30 p.m Armstrong State Univ, 11935 Abercorn

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It’s a Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oompah Dancing celebration at the 32nd Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street. Enjoy a bit of Germany, Savannah style with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and of course the famous Wiener Dog Races hosted by Savannah Morning News. There will be regional arts and crafts exhibitors and live entertainment on the Arbor Stage all weekend long. October 2 - 4. River St. www.riverstreetsavannah.com/event/oktoberfest Coptoberfest is designed to encourage citizens to find out where their police precincts are located, visit the precinct, and meet their precinct commanders, officers and detectives. The precincts will be open to the public from 4-6 p.m. Everyone who visits their precinct will be rewarded with Coptoberfest giveaways and a wristband to get free food at SCMPD Headquarters. 4-8 p.m Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department, 201 Habersham Street.

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Concert: Britt Scott and Jackson Evans

Trinity’s Friday Lunchtime Concert Series blends local and regional musicians from very different genres. 12:15-12:45 p.m Trinity UMC, 225 West President St.

Film: Rosemary’s Baby

A young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband Guy (John Cassavetes) move to a New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbors. 8-10 p.m Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. $9 general or $6 student/senior/military. lucastheatre.com

First Friday Art March

A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Free Trolley transportation, Indie Arts Market, and Kids Art Activities. first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m

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First Friday Fireworks

Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month. first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free

First Friday for Folk Music

Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. $5 donation

Stranger Than Fiction: An Exploration of the Extraordinary in Old Savannah

See historical entertainment on ideas, beliefs and objects in the 1920s including phantasmagoria, Frankenstein, animal magnetism. Attention will be paid to spiritual convictions of Lowcountry African Americans. Not suitable under 12. 7:30 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $22 in advance, $25 at door davenporthousemuseum.org

Theatre: Kiss of the Spider Woman

Presented by Collective Face Ensemble, Kiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle. 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $20-15

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Theatre: Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

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A musical experience from the pages of Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books. Runs Sept 25-Oct 4, weekends only. 7-9 p.m Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E Victory savannahchildrenstheatre.org

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Concert: A.J. Croce

Americana legend A.J. Croce, son of Jim Croce, performs at Dollhouse. 21+ event. 7 p.m Dollhouse Productions, 980 Industry Dr. $25 advance, $35 at door

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With special guest Mr. Talkbox. 6 p.m The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Fall Plant Swap

Jane Fishman hosts her fall plant swap, which is free and open to the public. Urban Folk Garden, West Boundary Street.

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Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church will hold a service including a blessing of animals, celebrating the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. The public is invited to attend with pets. Leashes required for dogs. Bring your own baggies. 3 p.m Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave.

Concert: Choral Evensong

Celebrating Michaelmus, the first of seven evensongs, the St. Johns choir of adults and teens with guest choristers from the surrounding area, is honored and excited to preserve this long-loved tradition of choral singing. Food and wine reception to follow at the Green Meldrim House. St. Johns Episcopal Church, 1 West Macon Street.

Film: Carlito’s Way

Watch a movie and enjoy meatballs. 7:30 p.m The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive.

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Savannah’s first horror convention features comic books, toys, cosplay, collectibles, special guests and all things scary. Alee Shriner’s Temple, 100 Eisenberg Dr. retromegacomiccon.com

Sassy in Savannah Book Signing

Over 80 authors, including local bestsellers Nichole Chase and Sunniva Dee, will attend this book signing. 12-4 p.m Hilton Garden Inn Midtown, 6711 Abercorn $10

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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. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. . first Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public

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8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $20-15

Presented by Collective Face Ensemble, Kiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle.

Savannah’s first horror convention features comic books, toys, cosplay, collectibles, special guests and all things scary. Oct. 3-4 Alee Shriner’s Temple, 100 Eisenberg Dr. retromegacomiccon.com Presented by Collective Face Ensemble, Kiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle. 3 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $20-15

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Lecture: Women’s Empowerment

Jose Da Cruz presents “:Argentina, Brazil, and Chile: The Promotion of Women’s Empowerment at the Ballot Box and through Revolution.” 12-1 p.m Armstrong Liberty Center, 740 East General Stewart Way #210.

wednesday / 7 Film: The Mutations

The PFS salutes the late, great star and character actor Donald Pleasence, whose bald head and clipped, British accent is instantly recognizable to fans of suspense, action, horror and sci-fi films of the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7


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The old ‘agreement,’ and the City of Savannah, is broken by Jim Morekis

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FOR YEARS in Savannah, there’s been an unspoken agreement that crime could continue “out there” as long as it didn’t impact downtown, the “better” neighborhoods, and of course the tourists. Crime outside those areas could continue, if not unchecked then certainly only temporarily inconvenienced, and Savannah could still present a clean, pretty face to the world. For the most part, for whatever reason, the agreement seemed to suit both parties involved in the unwritten, unsigned treaty. Through the decades, business was good on both sides: On the one side, big developments, big payouts, sweetheart deals, invitations to all the right cocktail parties, and no one in the inner circle nor in the press asking pesky moral questions. On the other side, an underground cash economy, a broken justice system acting as criminal continuing education, and a degree of self-determination historically denied them through mainstream channels. Left out were the tens of thousands of citizens, black and white, richer or poorer, who reluctantly went along with the old agreement because “that’s just the way it goes here and nothing ever changes.” The spell has only been broken once before that I know, in the early 1990s when the Ricky Jivens crime organization— “gang” seems far too patronizing for such a well-organized business—violated the unspoken agreement. It happened simply enough, when an elderly man walking his dog was shot and killed—executed—in Ardsley Park.

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That’s what it took for Savannah to say enough, and cast off its sitting mayor of two decades, John Rousakis. There had been plenty of violent crimes here before, but that one crossed the unspoken line, the agreement that had never been written down but which everyone knew as gospel. There was one difference in that the Jivens organization had a structure. It could be disrupted, if one tried hard enough and with enough integrity. This time there’s no big man at the top to bring down and no incorruptible force of moral authority available to do so even if we could find one. We are at the cusp of another “enough” moment, this one a conglomeration of brazen crimes and imminent threat to tourism’s golden goose, the symbolic heart of the pretty city with a dirty face. One of Savannah’s biggest and most valued tourist draws is the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace on Oglethorpe Avenue. Even more so than River Street, the Birthplace and its attendant droves of young Girl Scouts from all over the country are the most iconic single attraction we have here, a wonderful and symbolic blend of history and hope for the future. This past Friday, there was a drive-by shooting in broad daylight within yards of the Birthplace and its young Scouts, near one of downtown’s most notable restaurant success stories, The Collins Quarter. That is a sign which cannot be ignored. And it was just one in a series of shootings around the Historic District this summer, including a shootout in Ellis Square—another tourism success story— that injured five bystanders. But of course it’s not just about the Historic District. Savannah’s less-celebrated neighborhoods continue to be ravaged. This weekend on 38th Street, two men were shot in a drive-by while walking with a small child.

Before that, a two-year-old child was grazed in a drive-by on Carolan Street. A 16-year-old killed in Wessels Homes. Shootouts in Gordonston. Seemingly endless gun battles on the Westside, with the growing body count of a war zone. The unspoken agreement has been breached, and the entire City itself is broken, as mayoral candidate Murray Silver Jr. said in my interview with him last week, which not coincidentally is probably the most-shared article we’ve ever published. That interview was insanely popular certainly not because of any brilliance on my part—I basically set the recorder in front of him and he started talking—but because he talked so openly about that unspoken agreement. It is time for a new agreement in Savannah—this time, spoken and written down! It must be negotiated with everyone at the table. It must address crime and it must address poverty. Doing one without the other is more wasted time. It must address preserving downtown and a healthy tourism industry and the quality of life outside downtown. It must address the broken, revolvingdoor justice system which acts as a college to produce professional career criminals. It must address the bloated bureaucracy of the public schools, more focused on building new buildings than molding young minds. The old agreement had a good run. It’s time to relegate it to memory. The incumbent politicians had a good run. It’s time to retire their jerseys. The next “enough” moment is here, and the first step—just the very first baby step!—is sweeping change at the ballot box this November. The deadline to register to vote, if you’re not already registered, is Oct. 5. cs

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Editor, Even when the harbor and channel are deepened, as approved, to 47 feet, Savannah’s port will still be behind the curve on global shipping requirements. By the time the project was OK’d several years ago, experts agreed that a modern globalready port would have to be more than 50 feet deep at all tide levels to accommodate the

largest vessels. As it stands, when Savannah’s port is 47 feet deep, world-class, deep-draft ships will have to delay entry or offload cargo at deeper ports prior to coming here (or both), if they can fit at all – which contradicts the very purpose of Savannah’s deepening project. Given that reality, one wonders about the reasoning behind this huge investment of tax dollars. The real question, not answered by years of study

and the massive but deeply flawed Environmental Impact Statement for the project, is this: What is the incremental benefit of a deeper port that fails to measure up to current worldclass shipping standards? For a project that proposes to use nearly half of its budget to compensate for environmental damage caused by it, that pivotal question is especially troublesome. What are the real trade-offs being made, will

there actually be any net public benefit, and if not how will we find out, and will anyone be held accountable for it? Considering that Georgia’s political leadership claims to be concerned about government accountability and the pragmatic use of public funds, such unanswered questions reveal a disturbing lapse in responsibility. David A. Kyler Executive Director, Center for a Sustainable Coast


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Style with substance at Starland Fashion Night By Jessica Leigh Lebos

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“The idea is to show not how quickly we can throw something away, but how many ways we can use it.” For his own elegant flapper cocktail dress, Nathan and assistant Steph Cherico diced up tiny squares and glossed them black; you can barely detect last month’s Free Will Astrology horoscopes under the shellac. Its creator sees it not only as an artistic statement but a symbpol of local fashion’ economic development potential: He’s not the first to suggest that this city is begging for a mill or sample house that could capitalize on its textileminded talent and the growing American clamor for non-sweatshoppy attire. “The industry is changing. People want things that are local and ethical,” he says as he adds pins to a dressmaker’s mannequin in his small studio, surrounded by vintage copies of Vogue and fresh flowers. “I’d love to see Savannah become a hub for sustainably-made clothing.” He’s found plenty of enthusiastic esprit de corps in our collaborative arts community. For DISPOSABLE, he enlisted adorable Savannah Arts Academy ingénue Sami Salas, who dropped jaws at last year’s Junk 2 Funk fashion show with her award-winning design. Starland Fashion Night will also feature the STAINability with fibers genius Courtney Crews, who uses veggie roots and peels to create rich fabric dyes, plus vintage glamour from Gypsy World and House of Strut. (If you must miss it, there’s another chance to glimpse the glam

at the Warhol Factory Party at Non-Fiction Gallery on Oct. 16.) International stylist Ashley Borders is also contributing a reclaimed pièce de résistance to the show, a high collar coat with a pleated train that appears to have repurposed my headshot in the crinkled layers. Another native who rocketed out and came full orbit, Ashley dressed celebrities and supermodels from Milan to Abu Dhabi before landing back in town recently with a renewed sense of responsibility about what we wear on our backs. “The question in couture is changing from ‘how much did you spend?’ to ‘where did it come from?’” she reports from the fashion front. “The industry is being forced to change its practices, from labor to the environment.” In addition to making little accordions out of my face, Ashley is also busy this week planning another reclaimed fashion extravaganza for Goodwill’s 50th Anniversary. Amazing ensembles sourced from the charity’s bank of donated clothing will grace the runway at the private event, and all the looks will be on display at Goodwill’s local outposts throughout the month. (Have you thriftanistas checked out the snazzy new Pooler location yet? You’ll also want to bounce over to the Junior League Thrift Sale this weekend at the Civic Center.) Ashley regularly consults with Goodwill clients to help them dress for success

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IN 20-plus years of writing for free newspapers, I occasionally see my work resurface long after the current issue has been replaced with the next, its content as dated as the brittle autumn leaves relinquishing their hold. Often, it’s at the bottom of a cat box. It’s the disposable nature of news, and I harbor no illusions about this ephemeral business of keeping up with the latest and greatest. It doesn’t vex me a bit to find my carefully crafted linguistic repurposed in any practical capacity, such as Windexing a glass door free of toddler fingerprints or enrobing a delicate piece of your deceased MeeMaw’s china. Once an event has passed or a controversy forgotten (anyone remember cruise ships? What was that baseball stadium thing again?), the only value these dubiously poetic natterings have left is in the paper they’re printed on, and y’all might as well use it. Your MeeMaw wouldn’t want you to waste money on bubble wrap when there’s a perfectly nice stack of old Connects creating a fire hazard next to her collection of crocheted doilies. (Now, I know plenty of you are probably reading this on a screen, and we can wring our hands all day about how newsprint has outlived its relevance in this new dawn of the slow scroll. But ask yourself: Who’s

ever successfully lit a charcoal grill with a Kindle?) Newspapers may well one day evaporate in the Great Cloud of All the Things, and if I’m lucky, I will still have a job uploading raw thought to a robot editor that vamps it into clickbait. Until then, it’s an honor to know these words might insulate your water heater or become a papier-mâché anteater in some industrious third grader’s science diorama. By far, the most distinguished reincarnation I could ever imagine comes this Friday, when the first-ever Starland Fashion Night launches with DISPOSABLE, a showcase of fabulous frocks tailored completely out of past issues of your favorite free independent newsweekly. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s paper Campbell’s Soup dress of the 1960s, Art Rise fashion director Nathan Saludez revitalizes the concept to draw attention to society’s obsession with fast fashion, a $3 trillion-a-year industry that exploits workers and creates an ungodly amount of waste. The 2013 collapse of a Bangladesh clothing factory killed over 1100, and more than 10 million tons of those trendy-for-asecond H&M balloon capris and Old Navy tank tops end up in the garbage every year. “People think fashion is superficial, but it has tremendous impact on the environment and on human labor—these things are not disposable,“ says the lovely and lithe Nathan, a former SCAD student who spent several seasons working with manufacturers in New York’s brutal garment district.

10 (R ro L) Stylists Nathan Saludez, Ashley Borders and Sami Salas showcase their talents for turning trash into fashion at Starland Fashion Night this Friday. SAMi’s photo by Kayla Goggin


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on job interviews, and while she’s used to handling Jimmy Choo shoes that cost more than a mortgage, her passion is to show how style can be affordable, sustainable and original. She’ll offer simple sewing classes through Goodwill later this fall, with an emphasis on deconstructing and altering garments to make them unique as well as reducing our carbon footprints (which are way less messy if you scored those Jimmy Choos at Goodwill.) “You don’t have to be a couturier to make clothing, not when there is already so much of it in the world,” she tsks. “Nothing’s ever broken.” The magnanimity unfurls further: Savannah’s design scene is still far livelier than it is lucrative, but both Ashley and Nathan say that they’re content to

participate in projects that stir their souls than work at jobs that cut others’ throats. “I don’t see other stylists and designers as rivals,” says Ashley. “I root for everybody.” There you have it, the latest trends for fall: Collaboration is the new competition, and repurposing is the new black. So whether you fold this column into a fancy hat or line your birdcage with it or watch it turn to ash in the first fire of the season, isn’t it great to know you’re at the height of style? cs

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Greenway deserves the green light by John Bennett

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FOR A magazine assignment more than a decade ago, I picked up a noted expert on commercial architecture and design at a hotel in Savannah and we drove south on U.S. Route 17. John Margolies — author of books including The End of the Road: Vanishing Highway Architecture in America— wanted to revisit the Coastal Highway, which he hadn’t traveled in many years. And maybe shoot some photos. I would write about our trip. He never took his camera out of the trunk. There was nothing left to photograph, he said. The completion of Interstate 95 in 1980 siphoned away the vacationers who once motored down to Florida, passing through Midway, Darien, Woodbine and other towns and spending money along the way at motels and motor courts, restaurants and local attractions. In a conference room in Richmond Hill Sept. 21 elected officials, citizens and business owners from six counties pleaded with state legislators to support a project, which would bring much-needed visitors back to communities along Highway 17. “The first meeting of the Coastal Greenway Joint Legislative Study Committee provided an opportunity for committee members to become familiar with the 155-mile greenway proposed to link South Carolina to Florida through Georgia’s six coastal counties,” said Jo Clair Hickson,

enjoy a family activity, perception becomes reality.” In 15 years in the bicycle business, Landreth said the No. 1 question he’s asked is, “Where can I take my family to ride our bikes safely?” A completed Coastal Georgia Greenway would finally provide an answer. Other comments suggested the greenway would improve public health and provide viable transportation to attract new employers beyond the tourism sector. We also have much to gain in Savannah, where national bicycle touring companies, including Vermont-based industry giant VBT, are currently operating. These tours deliver affluent visitors to our city, but because vans are used to bring the tourists and their bikes into town, they don’t have the chance to fully explore Savannah. The greenway would allow self-supported bicycle tourists to linger as long as they like. And spend more money. Hickson said she was pleased with the Businesses like the now abandoned Georgia Girl Drive-in in Woodbine once greeted vacationoutcome of the meeting and grateful for ers traveling to Florida on U.S. Route 17, which opened in 1927 but became a back road when the grassroots support. I-95 was completed in 1980. The proposed Coastal Georgia Greenway would bring two-wheeled “It is this local participation that I have tourists and provide recreation, transportation options and jobs.. Photo by John Bennett worked through the years to establish, and why I remain optimistic about the project’s completion,” she said. “The committee executive director of the nonprofit Coastal “When I expressed my feeling about provided ample time for public comment Georgia Greenway. “When constructed, local folks traveling to Florida and South and heard from a variety of people from all it will become Georgia’s segment of the Carolina, it was out of honesty and frusof coastal Georgia who addressed issues East Coast Greenway a trail linking Calais, tration,” he said. “We lose to Florida and about the need to build the trail to allow Maine to Key West Florida.” South Carolina every day along the Georlocals to exercise daily, to the need for the The committee, co-chaired by Savangia coast. I wanted the coastal delegation to trail to provide a new destination tourism nah’s Rep. Ron Stephens and Sen. William hear that message clearly. Investing in the activity, distance cycling, and its expected Ligon of Brunswick, also listened to a pre- CGG will benefit our coastal economy.” economic benefits to the region.” sentation by Armstrong State University As a business owner, Landreth could At present 24 percent of the greenway economist Dr. Michael Toma on the conbe expected to support a project that will has been built or funded. siderable economic impact of walking and bring more customers to his store, but he “Earlier this year, we learned that the biking trails in other states. does not just see dollar signs. It’s also about study committee resolution was unaniTerry Landreth is acutely aware of how safety. mously adopted in both the Georgia House those trails benefit other regions. The busi“My community is unsafe for pedestriof Representatives and the Georgia Senest days at the Camden Bicycle Center, the ans and bicycling,” he said. “Our neighbor- ate,” Hickson said. “It seems that the time bike shop he owns in St. Marys, are Thurs- hood is not connected to parks or other has come for the vision of a connected gredays and Fridays when customers come in points of interest. I cannot enjoy the place enway in coastal Georgia to become a realto get set for weekend trail riding. UnforI call home. Maybe these are perceptions ity,” she said. tunately, they are driving to trails outside to some people, but when people load up The committee meets again in Novemof Georgia. the family to go to another community to ber. cs

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News & Opinion challenge 2015

Bernetta Lanier put those people’s property in jeopardy.

by jessica leigh lebos

jll@connectsavannah.com

Do you support a county/city merger?

In addition to city-wide election hot buttons of crime, poverty and government waste, Savannah’s District 1 hosts a tangle of high-profile issues, including the proposed Westside arena /canal district and mismanaged SPLOST funding. Bernetta Lanier is the only challenger to the district’s incumbent alderman, Mayor Pro Tem Van Johnson, who is running for his fourth term. She says economic disparity is the district’s most important issue. A fourth generation Savannahian who grew up in and lives in District 1’s Hudson Hill community, Lanier is well-known among her neighbors as an organizer and advocate. She has a Masters’ degree in Public Administration from Savannah State, traveled the country as a business marketing consultant and has worked as a longshoreman at the Port of Savannah since 2007. What persuaded you to throw your hat in the ring this election? I grew up in a union household, in an environment where people were involved. For the past several years, I’ve been really busy, along with my neighbors, working to create a vision that betters our community. We’ve worked with city government and city staff. We’ve had all of these charrettes and meetings. We know what we want our community to look like and how we want it to grow. We went through a process and made a community development plan back in ’04, ’05 and ’06. We’ve voted for initiatives based on, hopefully, a return coming back to our communities. To this day in 2015, none of them have been implemented. When we looked at all of the projects and where all of the SPLOST money had gone since ‘85 and assigned a pin on map to create a picture and see visually where the money was going, we saw that a majority of the investment—in the high 70 percent— was going away from the corridor where the residents live. We were able to substantiate the feeling that something wasn’t right by finding that the numbers didn’t support our investment, which is our vote. The people who made those decisions, those other areas are the areas where the investment were priorities. I want our residents to be the priority.

No, I do not. I do not think that would be positioning the people I want to serve to better serve them. It would put them at a disadvantage. What would you do differently that the incumbent, Van Johnson?

Bernetta Lanier wants to see SPLOST monies directed to infrastructure in District 1.

How do you think the proposed Westside arena and canal district will affect District 1 residents?

to have to take on the role and act in the best interest of our community. I want to take my pain and turn it into power.

In theory, the concept is a good concept. But whatever goes there needs to be an economic engine. If designed and managed properly, we can get it to that. But it’s very important that the residents are involved so they can have input as to what their needs are. The set-up, the management, what the policies are—they need to involved in every stage. At the end of the day, the people that live there are going to feel the brunt of the impact.

What are the other challenges in your district?

We have a lot of infrastructure disparity in the district. We have crumbling streets and roads. We do not have proper drainage and we have bridges that haven’t been repaired in decades. Because of that disinvestment, we have high and extreme poverty rampant in the district. We also have recreation disparity. Look at our two best facilities in the 1st district, Tompkins Center and Grant Center. I learned to swim at Tompkins Center and it How does the poverty in the 1st district—in some neighborhoods 60 perstill looks the same! Grant Center is built cent—affect crime? on a residential lot with a half-regulation basketball court. We have hundreds of kids Disparity equals crime. We don’t want hungry for programs and opportunities. this. We have an opportunity to put our There is also zoning to address. We have children on the right track if we have residents on the other side of the airport, appropriate programs and resources. Our in an area called The Highlands, where communities are starved for that. And the zoning is antiquated, applied during they need to be resident-driven. the time of segregation and lends itself to My son, William George Anderson—we industrial intrusion and environmental called him Bill—was murdered three years injustices. ago, sitting outside the community center The people in West Chatham purchased trying to get reception for his cell phone. and invested in some properties after seeHe was 24. ing the plan of how the surrounded land I was preparing him for this work, the was going to be used. But the city has a work of empowering people. Now I’m going habit of allowing variances to plans and

He’s clearly an intelligent man, a personable one, but he has a 12-year record that speaks for itself. He has been at the table for two SPLOST votes and has had the opportunity to direct the funds differently. He has a terrible attendance record and has to recuse himself on many votes, even when it is dealing with law enforcement, because he works for the County and his positions present a conflict of interest. And because he works for the County during business hours, he has to come late to a lot of pre-meetings or miss them, which places the residents of the 1st district at a disadvantage. At that point, the people of the 1st District have had no representation. I tell folks it’s like we’re on a football team. We’re really on the ground and we’ve run the ball all the way down to the one yard line. Our representative is our quarterback, and we just need him to cross that one yard for the touchdown. We give him the ball, and not only does the ball not make it in, he’s turned around and run to the other end and scored for the other team! It’s unacceptable. I don’t have the financial backing that he does, but there are so many young voters who haven’t previously been active who are so fed up. When you get people that are challenging incumbents at this rate, it shows we aren’t satisfied with the service we’ve been getting. So what we’re doing is trying to package that information and wake people up. We have a video on our Facebook page called “Truth Be Told” that puts all of the facts in perspective. I don’t believe that Savannah can prosper at the rate that it has without the 1st district prospering as well. We can’t have that big of a divide. My mantra would be put the money where the problem lies, where the need is. Let’s fortify that. cs More info: facebook.com/BernettaLanier1stDistrictCouncilwoman

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news & opinion challenge 2015

District 2: by jessica leigh lebos

jll@connectsavannah.com

Savannah’s 2nd district encompasses the city’s busiest business districts as well as some of it most impoverished neighborhoods, all while accommodating millions of visitors every year. The citywide issues of crime and economic disparity are magnified here, and 12-year incumbent Mary Osborne faces three challengers in the Nov. 3 election. Native son Bill Durrence graduated from Jenkins High in 1965 and worked as a photographer at the Savannah Morning News before joining the Army. After his service, he returned home to pursue a Masters’ in photography from UGA and traveled around the world teaching for Nikon. For the past 25 years, he has lived downtown, countering efforts to bring in cruise ships and truck LNG through the city. He serves as Ward Captain for his neighborhood and volunteers with the Tourism Advisory Council, the Historic Savannah Foundation and the Downtown Neighborhood Association’s Board of Directors. It seems like the 2nd District is the city’s toughest to govern, since it’s home to residents on the extreme ends of the economic scale as well as one of the city’s primary economic generators, tourism. How do you reconcile all of these interests?

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The way I talk about the 2nd district is that it’s the economic and cultural heart of the city. This is where most of the businesses are, this is where government is, this where tourism happens—it’s a complex mix. It’s fascinating—and also like the Chinese curse about living in interesting times. Economic development is the core of its success. But what does that mean? It’s a tough nut. We’ve got to talk about specific neighborhoods. The city’s 26 to 28 percent poverty rate is just an average—some of the neighborhoods on the Eastside have a 60 percent poverty rate, and that’s where the crime is coming from. Everyone agrees that crime is our most critical problem. If you’re in the affluent parts of the district, the response is better policing. In the less affluent neighborhood, the policing doesn’t come up: The first thing they say is jobs. We what we need to is address both. We need to do whatever we can to work with 14 the SDRA, SEDA, the Chamber to start

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seeding projects on Waters Ave., on Wheaton, on, MLK, on Montgomery. There’s been the Waters Ave. Beautification Project that has been all about planting and sprucing, and that is all well and good. But if that work is done in a place where you don’t have viable businesses, no one is going to take care of it. In six months or a year, it’s waste of money.

It is frustrating to many people when they hear that the state of Georgia has forbidden municipalities from changing the minimum wage. People who are up in arms about the minimum wage should also be raising Cain with state legislators, because at $5.15 an hour, it’s one of the lowest in the country. There’s nothing we can do about minimum How would you wage here other deal with crime? than encourage better jobs. The We’ve got to fix the hospitality industry police department. We is just not likely to need it fully staffed with ever pay great. We’ve good officers, so that they can got to create a foundaactually just do the job tion for jobs that do pay Bill Durrence supports a fiber optic of community policbetter. ing instead of being so network and diversified economic short-staffed that they development. Photo courtesy of How do we do that? Electbilldurrence.com go from call to call to call. We start to invest in I think Chief Lumpkin is on the right some 21st century technology, like fiber optics, so we’re a draw for technology track, but I’m pretty sure he’s not getting industries. I was doing some canvassing the support he needs from city governthe other day and met a young woman ment. Ten months to create a pay raise? from Seattle, so I asked her what she It’s absurd. It’s not like we don’t have the thought of our broadband access here. She money. said it was like she’d gone back to dial-up. This year we’re even going to have a tax increase, even though the city has made a Would you support a city measure that big point of saying that there isn’t one. It’s created free wi-fi downtown? disingenuous. What would be accurate to say is that there’s no millage rate increase, I don’t know about free, because users but according to the State of GA we did should have to help pay for it, but I think have a tax increase this year because the the city can do the seeding . Chattanooga is tax digest is larger and property evaluadoing an amazing job attracting businesses tions have gone up. because they’re created a citywide fiber But we can’t police our way out of our optic network. Savannah should support crime problem. The real long-term soluthe development of that kind of infrastruction is going to come from creating better ture. How we charge for it is something opportunities for these young people who else. I do support a certain amount of free see guns and gangs as their only option. access so that you can sit in a square and log in, and that would add value to the One of the big topics this election is how crime rates relate to poverty. How tourism industry. They could even help pay for it. would you address the current disThe way we develop this city is going to cussion about the tourism industry’s determine who wants to come here. We’re chronic underpayment of its service already an attractive tourist destination. workers? What we need to be is an attractive place not just to visit, but to stay and work. To The hospitality industry—not just in Savannah, but everywhere—is going to pay attract these young, tech-savvy folks who will bring the kind of jobs and entreprelow. You’re just not going to pay someone neurship we need, we’re going to provide a high wage to make beds—that’s just the reality of the skill set. What’s unfortunate not only the infrastructure but the quality is that you could hire these people full time of life. and provide some benefits, but the pay scale is always going to be near the bottom.

That means we have to pay more than lip service to the Complete Streets program; we need to emphasize more safe bike paths. A question that keeps coming up at forums is about infrastructure, and the emphasis always seems to be on roads and paving and flood control. Those are important things, and there are legacy projects—like the 19th-century brick sewer lines just uncovered on the west side—that we’re going to have to deal with. But we also need to be managing our money in a way that develops additional parts of infrastructure. The incumbent for District 2, Mary Osbourne, has served three terms. What would you do differently?

There’s an incredibly strong anti-incumbent feeling right now, in both the black and white communities. Everyone is frustrated with the current city council. I knocked on one guy’s door yesterday— he didn’t give me any time to say anything other than that I was running against Mary Osborne and he said “You got my vote!” She’s simply part of it of the larger problem, it’s a broader issue with council in general, and that’s a failure to do any kind of real planning. There’s no long range thinking. One thing that could be done better that would solve a lot of our other problems immediately is to sit down with the really good people who already work for the city— people like Kevin Klinkenberg of the SDRA and Charlotte Moore at the MPC. These folks are terrific and are passionate about what they do and they have an amazing amount of skill and knowledge that we’re not using. Let’s figure out a 30- or a 50-year plan of where we want to be. Then every decision we make is based on whether it supports our goals. Right now we have no goal. Everything is done without context. Right now crime is the most pressing concern. In the short term, we’re going to have to fix the police. And it needs to be now; no more of this taking months to approve a pay raise. The economic development part is going to take longer. It takes time to put seed businesses in and have them grow. We need to stay focused on that. cs More info: electbilldurrence.com


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news & opinion challenge 2015

District 2:

Detric Leggett

by jim morekis

jim@connectsavannah.com

he’s only 42, but Detric Leggett has two decades of experience as a surgery tech in local hospitals. He’s personally seen the effects of Savannah’s gun violence as its victims have come into the ER for trauma treatment. The native Savannahian and Savannah High alumnus is active in his church, Holy Spirit Lutheran. He takes on longtime incumbent Mary Osborne to represent one of Savannah’s most rapidly changing districts, with a focus on the beleaguered, long-neglected Waters Avenue Corridor.

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How did you decide to take on Mary Osborne? I get the impression she thinks that seat belongs to her until she retires. She doesn’t think—she says she knows. For me it was about going to neighborhood association meetings, and talking with the neighbors, and just being an activist. Sooner or later you just have to say enough is enough. Today’s politics and living in this neighborhood is like old underwear. You keep ‘em on the whole week and it’s gonna start getting stinky and start itching. City Council to me right now is like old dirty soiled underwear. It’s time to change underwear! We’re going to be an upstanding campaign and be totally straightforward. I called Mary when she was sick in the hospital and said Mary, first of all I want to see how you’re doing, I just want to check on your health. She said, “If you were smart, boy”—she said that —“if you were smart, boy, you’d wait four years and I’ll walk you into City Hall.” I said, you don’t have that kind of power. This district has a lot of new people coming in. We have the best of everything in Savannah within these confines. We border at Daffin Park, we have Waters Avenue where possibilities have always been. Why don’t we have the major business contribution on Waters? That’s what the Chamber of Commerce wants to know, too: Why don’t we have that business partnership? What causes this blight? Poverty, corruption, racism?

Placeism. It’s not even racism anymore. They use racism as a tool to just throw it 16 out there. There are a lot of poor white

Leggett, right, serves meals at a campaign lunch at the Rose of Sharon Apartments.

people, a lot of poor Latino people. The point is, if you’re not in the rich portion of Savannah, not the connected part of Savannah, then you’re in that place where you’re not even thought of anymore. That’s how I view City Council. They’re in their version of Placeism —they’re going to stay there and not go anyplace else. They’re going to do whatever they’ve got to do to stay in that place. We want to open up the door for everyone else to move through. With Section 8, every Section 8 voucher should be available to use all over town. When you use that Section 8 voucher you don’t just put everybody in the same place. For example, they took down Hitch Village. Everybody that was in Hitch Village, now they’re all out on the Southside. Where’s all the crime going? Out on the Southside. You’re huddling all these people in one place. Let people use their Section 8 vouchers anywhere. Right now they can’t. That breaks the barrier. You’d have people living in a different neighborhood, it gives them a different opportunity. Minds can change. What do you do about crime? We have to support the police. But we don’t have enough police to do all the things we need to do. I look at Chief Lumpkin like the big dog in the yard. How can your dog protect the yard if you keep him tied to the tree? He can do more if they take the chain off him, which means the City Manager and the Aldermen and the Mayor have to do that. 

Then they said there was going to be a grocery store there. We called, they said there’s not going to be a Walmart here. So now we are where we are right now, which is nothing. Where is all this money coming from and where is it going? Perfect example: Look at the corner of Waters and 31st. It’s owned by Urban Christian Church. It’s been in that condition for the past 22 years. Drive by and take a picture of it. If it’s raining you’ll probably see a wave of water inside the building.  It’s so dilapidated it’s falling apart. But in another part of town the City will write you a ticket if you paint something the wrong color.  Mary Osborne was asked about it, didn’t do anything about it.  Another example: June 1 was supposed to be the beginning of the streetscape starting at Wheaton to Victory. We have yet to see that. Stephanie Cutter told us, “right now we can’t get the numbers right.”

So many District 2 residents have service industry jobs. What’s your take on tourism and the living wage issue?

City Council has hire and fire authority over the City Manager. So what do you think of the job Cutter’s doing?

Some things need to be regulated. I don’t see a problem with tourism at all, you just have to come to the table and have a conversation with the residents along with the tourism bureau about how we can have a higher quality of tourism. Downtown residents are mostly looking for some privacy. We have so many hotels going up right now, and the service people that work in those hotels, we need to bring them up to a standard $15 an hour. That could change the whole complex of poverty here.

That’s a hard question. Everybody downtown needs to be held accountable. We need to audit their jobs. At the end of the day if we need somebody else in there, let’s do it and get Savannah back on track. If we’re going to have big ships coming in here, a lot of jobs at the Port, a lot of hotels going up and a lot of the district’s people working downtown, we need to have a partnership with downtown, midtown, and that’s why we talk about connectedness. We need to connect all these people together so we have a good working relationship, and can keep our people safe.  And when I say “our people,” I don’t just mean black people. We need to think about the entire City of Savannah at this point. Because everybody’s going to feel the crunch if we don’t get crime under control and if we don’t get leadership together.

The precinct debacle at the corner of Waters and 37th is in your district. What do you think of that mess? Here’s what I think: A lie doesn’t care who tells it. It just needs to be told. When we were first brought up to speed on the police precinct, we asked what it would entail. Turns out when they brought the consultants in, the ground wasn’t viable for that kind of thing. That was $750,000 just for somebody to tell us we can’t do it. Then they said we’ll put the precinct there and put Property Maintenance on the top. So then you’d have all their vehicles there, that would be more blight. Then they said we’ll bring another consultant in. That’s another $750,000 for somebody to come in Mary Osborne’s district, where she never sat in on any of the meetings, to tell us, well, that’s not going to work either.

I’ve heard it said that so much of our problem is simply that this City Council has terrible chemistry together. It’s true. Egos! Too many egos. That’s my opening statement on my brochure. Sad part about it is, instead of watching Real Housewives of Atlanta you could watch a City Council meeting and have a better laugh. And that’s sad. cs For more info go to www.d4sav.com


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District 2: by jessica leigh lebos

jll@connectsavannah.com

Born and raised in Montreal, Patterson married an American in 1974 and became a citizen in 1995. She spent 10 years as a paralegal and 16 years teaching French before she and her husband retired to Savannah’s historic district in 2000, where she now works as a Reiki master and life coach. A vocal advocate for residential issues, Patterson led the effort to upgrade the busy intersection at Abercorn and E. Gwinnett to make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians. The 2nd District has a lot to cover. What made you decide to run? We bought our house 1996 when our son came here for SCAD. We’ve been here 15 years, and I’ve been very active in this area. I’m very close to all of my neighbors, and I got them to join in accomplishing an awful lot. At the corner near my house, there were accidents after accidents. It took me almost five years with the city, trying to find solutions. Since then, pedestrians can cross without being hit, there are less car accidents. In the process of trying to get this done, the city wanted to create a new ordinance that would have gotten rid of 23 parking spots on Abercorn itself, and I reacted very strongly against that because this area is really in need of parking spots. I said there has to be another solution. So they went back and there was a big meeting with the mayor, the city manager, the MPC, the people from traffic, and found something that would work. We’ve also been able to get my neighbors to prevent two rezonings in our immediate are that would have been detrimental in our neighborhood. So without being in office, I’ve been able to accomplish a great deal.

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What do you see as the biggest challenges for the district?

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We have several. First is trying to include everybody. There are a lot of changes happening. I’m not against progress, I’m for progress. But I want it to uplift the neighborhood. Some [owners] need a big push. Property maintenance, code violation, and so on, we need to strengthen those departments so they can help.

Andrée Patterson

Crime is an issue, as it is throughout the city, no matter where you are. I do have several ideas how we should start. The police department should consider a better alliance with federal agencies, the DEA, the FBI, it would be great if they could work together. Of course, parents, it’s their responsibility to take care of their children from thebeginning and they should be a big part of it. I do agree that we need more officers. I would like the officers that come in to use motorcycles and bicycles and walk in the neighborhoods. Let’s be physical.

means to start a little tech city. We have that land at Savannah River Landing; that would be a great area to have a tech center. I would also like to see affordable lodging for those young families and couples or singles, so that you can bring vitality to the downtown. What is your opinion on a city/county merger? I’ve been around a while, and I my experience is that those things never work. It’s always a problem, and ten years later you have to go back to where you were. It gets too complicated. I think it’s better to keep Savannah as Savannah and have the right people in the right positions.

What else would you do to reduce crime? Again, property maintenance is a big issue. Our lighting system is terrible, so I would fix that. The electric company should place a wire with the lights under the tree canopy. Light the streets, the lanes, sidewalks, the squares. Georgia Power hasn’t gotten here with the new lights yet? The rest of the city looks like a Walmart parking lot! No, I guess it hasn’t. Anyway, I would also focus on the petty crimes: Litter, loitering, the graffiti artists. The biggest thing—and some people won’t like this—is that we go after the people who buy drugs. They’re creating the demand, and if there is no demand there won’t be a supply. The people who buy drugs are helping create our crime problem. They’re part of it. Let’s face it. The people who use prostitutes—it’s the same thing. I would like to see the police department, basically, target the buyers. Then you’re going to get rid of issues with drugs. What would you differently than the incumbent in this district and the rest of the administration? Well, they don’t seem to be able to make any decisions. And then they don’t enforce them when they do. That’s a big negative. Savannah has grown really quickly in the last ten years, even with the recession. Especially with the tourism, it just keeps moving. It may have taken a lot them by surprise.

How do you plan to engage the less prosperous voters in your district? Andree Patterson has led a neighborhood effort to make a busy corner safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Photo by imke Lass

Tourism is a large part of your district; what are your plans to manage this growing industry? I have several ideas. First, I don’t think we need any more hotels for a while. I would be very careful at looking at those numbers. The last occupancy numbers that were published were in the 70 percent range; that means 20 percent of those hotel rooms are still empty. So why do new hotels keep popping up everywhere, especially downtown? Let’s say we don’t need those hotels all of the sudden; say the economy goes bad or something, what do you with all of them? What I would like to see for the hotels is start to see them spreading around the borders of town instead and help those areas grow. I think they should forget about downtown; we’ve had our share, we’re overwhelmed with hotels. That, plus the Airbnb and everything else, there are plenty of places to stay. What is your economic development platform? I would like to bring a younger generation here. People who have the education and

I come from a family of six children. I understand what it is to be poor. I’ve been there. I would make sure jobs come in so they can be employed. For the people who are just starting out, trying to buy a house, trying to get things moving, I think property maintenance figures into it so that their investment doesn’t go down the drain because their neighbor next door isn’t doing his or her fair share of upkeep. Any more specific solutions? I guess a lack of togetherness. I would like people in neighborhoods get closer. We all have our little hamlets; I’d like to see people expand. I’d like to see people in City Hall able to reach decisions quicker, to have a vision and to be fair to everybody. I would also add more traffic calming, more pedestrian crosswalks and fix the bumps in the street. I do want to say that I receive no contributions for my campaign. I make decisions, I have published a lot of my opinions. But I’m not just a person with opinions, I have solutions. I am person of integrity and I get things done. It is my hope to continue to do that. cs More info: facebook.com/AndreePattersonDistrict2


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Why are disease vectors such a big deal these days? With new diseases in the news on an almost weekly basis, we hear a lot about “vectors” and “vectoring.” Can you shine some light on what vectors are, and why they’ve become such a big deal? —H.E. Teter BECAUSE vectors are a critical factor in the spread of zoonotic diseases. You say this means nothing to you? Notable zoonotic diseases include the plague of Justinian, the Black Death, yellow fever, the influenza pandemic of 1918, and more recently HIV/AIDS, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Ebola virus. Got your attention now? Zoonotic diseases are those that spread from animals to humans. Most diseases start out as zoonotic, including some that eventually become endemic among humans, such as measles and smallpox.

The animal species in which zoonotic diseases originate is called the reservoir. The species in which they wind up, namely us, is called the host. A critter that helps spread a zoonotic disease from reservoir to host is called a vector. Rats, tsetse flies, and mosquitoes are among the better-known vectors; other examples include shellfish (cholera), armadillos (leprosy), and dogs (rabies, most famously, but possibly Ebola too). Zoonotic diseases can also spread via contaminated food. When first encountered, zoonotic diseases can be devastating, since they derive from pathogens to which we’ve built up little or no resistance. In extreme cases they can lead to global pandemics that kill millions. More commonly, the resources of the modern world being what they are, the death rate can be brought down relatively quickly but the cost remains high. For example, the World Bank estimated the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which so far has resulted in more than 11,000 deaths, would cost the economies of the affected countries $1.2 billion in 2015—admittedly much less than the $32 billion feared at one point. The Nipah virus (which can cause fatal swelling of the brain) was brought under control in Malaysia in 1998-’99 after causing about 100 deaths, but required the slaughter of one million pigs, a vector species in which the disease had become endemic. Are zoonotic diseases becoming more common? Let’s put it this way: they sure haven’t gone away. Of more than 400 new diseases identified since 1940, 60 percent

have been zoonotic. And they sure haven’t gotten less deadly. The nightmarish symptoms of Ebola evoke the plague. HIV, which originated as simian immunodeficiency virus in several species of African monkey, has killed 39 million people to date. Zoonotic diseases typically emerge when civilization collides with what remains of the wild. Contrary to what you might expect these days, climate change doesn’t have much to do with it. Rather, the breeding ground often is a place like southern Asia—a tropical region with abundant wildlife plus a rapidly growing human population. Here’s a common scenario, as explained in a 2012 series on zoonoses in the medical journal Lancet: Stage 1—pre-emergence. The bug is initially confined to the animal reservoir, but for one reason or another starts to spread. In the case of Nipah virus, people began raising pigs and planting orchards in parts of Malaysia inhabited by fruit bats, the reservoir for the virus. The bats started feeding on fruit trees near the pigsties, and the virus soon made the leap to the pigs. Stage 2—localized emergence. Humans contract the disease from infected animals, either members of the reservoir species or a vector. Although some outbreaks can be large, human-to-human transmission at this point is limited or nonexistent. Stage 3—full pandemic. The disease spreads primarily from one human to another. In the age of air travel, this means it can spread around the world, but that’s unusual; much depends on the life cycle

of the bug in question. The most virulent pathogens in a way are the most merciful—they kill so quickly and horribly that the healthy soon learn to take precautions and even the most lethargic governments are goaded into action. Ebola arguably falls into this category. Much crueler are the ones that kill slowly, like HIV. By the time the world realized it was a threat, it was everywhere. Given the staggering mortality due to infectious diseases throughout history, it’s not like zoonotic bugs are a novel threat. On the other hand, the combination of modern technology and rising prosperity on the one hand with scarce resources and ancient hatreds on the other puts us in a more vulnerable position than we in the developed world might care to admit. No one’s predicting the return of the Black Death, but zoonotic pandemics tend to coincide with times of social upheaval. The flu epidemic of 1918, thought to have caused 20 to 50 million deaths, began during the closing days of World War I, when movements of troops and refugees plus the chaos of war helped spread the bug around the globe. Protracted violence, crowds of innocents fleeing for their lives . . . sound like anything we’ve got going on today? cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com or write him c/o Chicago Reader, 350 N. Orleans, Chicago 60654.

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Drive-by shooting Friday afternoon near Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are seeking information on a shooting in Downtown Savannah Friday afternoon. Just before 5 p.m. Metro responded to West Oglethorpe Avenue and Bull Street, near The Collins Quarter restaurant and the Girl Scouts of America birthplace and the Wright Square area. “Shotspotter indicated activity in that area minutes prior. Responding officers located Kwame Williams, 23, on Bull and York Lane, suffering from a gunshot wound. Williams was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries,” police say. “Investigators believe shots were fired from a gray four-door sedan before the vehicle fled the scene. Investigators are now searching for that vehicle and anyone who may have been inside of it.” Metro’s Criminal Investigations Division, Downtown Precinct officers, command and Forensics Units responded. Savannah Fire and EMS also were present.

Three injured in two separate overnight shootings

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department detectives seek information on two separate and unrelated shootings that injured three people late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. “At about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Metro responded to the 600 block of East 38th Street where Carlos Roundtree, 20, and Jakeria Maynor, 21, were found suffering from gunshot wounds. Roundtree and Maynor sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment,” police say. Roundtree and Maynor were walking on East 38th Street “with a small child when shots were fired from a green 4-door Buick vehicle. The child was not harmed. Investigators believe Roundtree was the intended target,” police say. Also, just before 3 a.m. Sunday, “Metro responded to a shots fired call on the 600 block of Indian Street. Investigators believe Jared Pollard, 18, was shot at that location while leaving a nightclub. Pollard sustained non-life-threatening injuries. He arrived at Memorial University Medical Center in a privately owned vehicle where he was met by Metro detectives,” police say.

pimping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Also charged were Cierra Davis, 19, Deshara Franklin, 18, Brittany Shuman, 27, Lessie Wommack, 19, Sade Wise, 28, and Tonya Stanley, 24.

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team (UNIT), along with the West Chatham and Southside precincts “joined forces in a special operation targeting prostitution and leading to seven arrests on Friday night,” police say. The operation focused “on hotels in both precincts identified in backpage.com ads. The goal was to reduce occurrences of criminal activity that often accompanies prostitution. Six females and one male were arrested. There were four misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests,” police say. Kyle McCarthy, 22, is charged with

Detectives are investigating a shooting at a Lewis Drive apartment late Thursday night.  “At about 11:49 p.m. Metro arrived at the scene where Rudlin Lopez Tello, 20, and Ruben Rios, 30, were suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to Memorial University Medical Center. Rios was in critical condition. Tello sustained non-life-threatening injuries,” a police spokesperson says. Tello and Rios were “with friends outside of an apartment building when shots rang out. The circumstances leading to the shooting remain under investigation,” police say. The suspect is described as a tall slender black male. cs All cases from recent local law enforcement incident reports. Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 912/234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using keyword CSTOP2020.

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The Continuing Crisis

• “Let me get this straight,” wrote an incredulous commenter in September. “(T) hose who oversee” the Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor, Michigan, have the park “populated with snakes that can bite and inflict serious wounds.” The remark was in response to a visitor’s having been bitten by one of at least 27 rattlesnakes loose (by design) on the grounds. (The Eastern Massasauga rattler is protected by state law.) On the other hand, the park has posted many snake warning signs, and the woman who was bitten had removed her shoes to walk in the lush grass. • Aluminum Foil Makes a Comeback: (1) City officials in Tarpon Springs, Florida, scrambled in May to find an ordinance that artist Piotr Janowski might have violated when he covered two palm trees, and then three sides of his rented home, in heavyduty aluminum foil, to the consternation of neighbors. Janowski is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his work has been shown in that city’s Polish Museum of America. (2) National Forest Service officials announced success in fire retardation in August by protectively sealing a remote structure near an Idaho wildfire in multi-ply foil. (3) And then there is Arthur Brown, 78, also “successful” in having kept his house in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, free of “aliens” by sealing it in foil (although neighbors griped in September about falling property values).

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Military veteran Gary Dixon, 65, has multiple medical issues, the worst of which is stage four lung cancer, which he says he got from Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. He takes from 10 to 15 meds a day, previously supplied by the Veterans hospital in Topeka, Kansas, but for post-traumatic stress and anxiety, he also smokes marijuana when he can Registration get it. (Kansas has not for voting legalized medical mariends oct. 5 juana.) A recent policy change by the VA bars pain meds for marijuana users, leading Dixon to fend for himself for the meds (about $400 a month, he said), because he so badly needs the marijuana.

• Adam Partridge Auctioneers in Liverpool announced in September that the equivalent of $10,000 would be the starting bid on a two-pound mass of whale vomit (hardened into a chunk by aging in ocean waters) picked up by a beachcomber in Wales. BBC News reported that a six-pound hunk once sold for the equivalent of $150,000; when aged into “ambergris,” the putrid waste product turns waxy and sweet-smelling and proves valuable to “high-end perfume houses.” • An international property rental service recently found a seven-bedroom castle on 200 acres in Ringuette, France, for the equivalent of $2,925 a month — which San Francisco’s KNTV immediately contrasted with the listing of a 401-squarefoot apartment in the city’s Lower Haight district, offered at $3,000 per month. Another French castle (six bedrooms, a pool, three-acre garden, “several lawns”) rents for the equivalent of $4,940 — about what a three-bedroom on Collins Street in San Francisco goes for. • Marie Holmes tearfully disclosed in March how the $88 million Powerball lump sum she had won would allow her to finish college and help her four kids (one with cerebral palsy). Right away, though, her boyfriend, Lamar “Hot Sauce” McDow, was charged with drug trafficking and needed $3 million bail, which she took care of. Then, in August, in Brunswick County, North Carolina, “Hot Sauce” was arrested again, for selling heroin, and reporters surmised that Holmes must have been the one who posted that $6 million bail. (Holmes

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Can’t Possibly Be True An ovipositor is the organ that inserts or receives an egg (especially from parasites like bees — and that thing in “Alien”). A spokesperson from a startup called Primal Hardwere (in an interview with Vice.com) assumes a human market for ovipositors and is selling two hollowed-tube models at $120 and $130 (along with advice on creating gelatin “eggs” for insertion). The product, acknowledged the Primal Hardwere rep (to the wary interviewer), “can be ... off-putting” to anyone who might not “fantasize about being the willing or unwilling host of alien beings inside them.”

Recurring Themes

More than three-fourths of civil cases filed in the busy Tucson, Arizona, federal court in 2014 — nearly 3,000 in a courthouse open only about 250 days a year — were filed by one man, a prisoner named Dale Maisano, who was expressing disappointment with his health care as he serves his 15-year term for aggravated assault. Maisano said in July 2015 he was still getting little help for his valley fever, gallstones, sun sensitivity, leaky bladder and nerve problems in his feet.

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“We will not forget (rape victims). We will not abandon you.” So said Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a September self-congratulatory press conference along with Vice President Joe Biden, announcing $78 million in grants for testing rape kits that had been gathering dust for years around the country (surely allowing hundreds of rapists to have escaped punishment and some to re-offend) — except that these victims have already been “forgotten” and “abandoned” for more than five years. Biden was vice president in 2010 when News of the Weird pointed out that Illinois was violating state law by ignoring 80 percent of its rape kits, and then in 2012 when Houston revealed it was sitting on 6,663 kits (and Detroit 11,000). (News of the Weird’s understated 2010 headline: “Things That Shouldn’t Get Backlogged”).

Least Competent Criminals

Pamela Downs, 45, was arrested in Kingsport, Tennessee, in July and charged with using a counterfeit $5 bill at a gas station (a bill that was merely two photocopied sides poorly glued together, with one side upside down). Downs explained as she was being cuffed, “(A)ll these other bitches get to print money so I can too.” (She told officers later that she had read “online” that “President Obama” had “made a new law” allowing people to print money if they were on a fixed income.

A News of the Weird Classic (April 2010)

The city health office in London, Ontario, created an online sex-education game that officials hope will appeal to teenagers in that its messages are delivered by a cast of iconic superheroes. According to a February (2010) report by Canwest News Service, the players are Captain Condom (who wears a “cap”), Wonder Vag (a virgin girl), Power Pap (“sexually active”) and Willy the Kid, with each fighting the villain Sperminator, who wears a red wrestling mask and has phalluses for arms. The characters answer sex-knowledge questions and, with correct answers, obtain “protection,” but a wrong answer gets the player squirted with sperm.

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The afternoon light cuts through the crannies of Pinkie Master’s as Eric Culberson, Eric Dunn, and Ray Lundy, over plastic cups of PBR and a Styrofoam plate of Cheez-Its, swap stories about the blues heroes they grew up listening to. These are tales handed down by wordof-mouth, writing and song. Some are eyewitness accounts, told as fans and fellow players, spun with the joy of a folk tale or a childhood memory. On October 1, the trio spearhead Blues Trinity: A Tribute to the Three Kings, a salute to blues royals Albert, Freddie, and B.B. King. Albert was the one with the short temper, always encircled in a cloud of pipe smoke, even while shredding on his Flying V guitar. “He was the king of the nasty, hardcore blues,” Culberson explains. “He was the more raw out of the three,” Ray Lundy adds. “They called him ‘The Velvet Bulldozer.’” “Freddie got real urban with it,” Lundy says. “He got progressive. He made the blues a lot more accessible in the ‘70s to popular music, while remaining a true blues player.”

“Yeah, Freddie did funk, like straightfunk kind of blues,” Culberson confirms. “Get the album Burglar,” urges Dunn. “When I heard it, I was like, ‘This has gotta be a new recording.’ It was from the ‘70s!” “He died at 37,” Dunn laments. “If you think about what he did...if you stopped Albert or B.B. when they were 37…Freddie King would clearly be the most badass motherfucker if he’d been given 40 more years to play.” Then there’s the “King of the Blues” himself, B.B. King. Culberson once met the legend; Dunn opened for him at the Civic Center with The Train Wrecks in 2010. “B.B. brought class and elegance to the blues,” says Culberson. “Before that, it was drinking and cussing…B.B. never cussed, he never got overtly suggestive about anything. He was always a gentleman.” In addition to being a tribute to three players who put blues on the map internationally, Culberson, Dunn, and Lundy hope the performance reflects Savannah’s own blues history and music community. The interconnectedness of the three players is a testament to the comradery of Savannah musicians: Lundy got his start at Culberson’s legendary Open Jam Night, a Lowcountry tradition now in its 26th year. Dunn’s music career began by gigging with Lundy when Dunn was 18 years old. “The first time I got paid to play music

was with Ray,” he says. “I got a barbecue sandwich, free beer and fifty bucks—I’ll never forget it!” “And he just kept going ever since,” Ray says with a bellowing laugh. “So I’ll take all the blame!” According to Dunn and Lundy, Culberson is largely responsible for keeping the blues alive in our town and beyond. “Eric Culberson is Georgia blues,” Dunn says. “When I went on tour with him up north, people were treating him like Jimi Hendrix!” “They get a sense of authenticity when they hear someone like Eric play,” interjects Lundy. “It’s one of the most diverse genres of American music,” Culberson says. “You got country blues, urban blues, Texas swing, Delta Blues…” “There would never have been any rock ‘n’ roll if it wasn’t for blues music!” exclaims Lundy. Blues Trinity is a great introduction for anyone who might not be familiar with the genre. Don’t expect an evening of downin-the-dumps, trudging “woe is me” style songs—blues, as Culberson attests, is so much more, particularly given the Kings’ way of blending genre and sounds to make their own style. You might just find yourself dancing in the aisle. “If you think the blues is


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community of Savannah and Savannah musicians, bringing them together—it was a beautiful thing.” “We were talking about, after Life is a Carnival, ‘let’s do a blues festival, a blues show here,’” says Culberson. “We were bouncing it around, then when B.B. passed, I was like, ‘Let’s do a three Kings show. Now that B.B.’s in blues heaven, we’ll call it Blues Trinity.” “When B.B. died, it was a perfect time,” he says. “There’s three kings of the blues, and they’re all in the spiritual zone together now.” As they began assembling a lineup to be reckoned with—Jared Hall, Paul Mazo, Laiken Williams, Jon Murphy, Stan Ray, Anders Thomson, Mike Walker, The Bonaventure Horns, and John Banks— Culberson was struck with an idea. “Next thing we know, I got B.B. King’s drummer to play!” he exclaims with a slap on the bar. “We were on the same label back in the early ‘90s.” He hit Tony Coleman up on Facebook; the next day, the iconic drummer was on board.

“Tony said, ‘B.B. fired me five times, but he hired me six,” Culberson laughs. “I just can’t wait to pick Tony Coleman up from the airport,” says Dunn with fanboy giddiness. “I’m going to have a sign that says ‘BEST DRUMMER IN THE WORLD!’” The evening will kick off with Albert songs, followed by Freddie and a big B.B. finish. The boys hint toward some surprise guests and numbers, too. It’s highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance and get there early, as the first 50 attendees will get a free Southbound koozie upon entry. “We play all the time, so we never get to hang out and hear each other play.” Dunn says. “It’s going to be fun for everybody.” CS

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lumpty-dumpty, boo-hoo, crying in my coffee…it’s not, man,” says Culberson. “The blues is everything from the best thing ever to the worst thing ever. It’s every human quality, every human interaction.” “It’s about the human condition,” says Lundy. “It’s about the day-to-day life. The blues talks about the good and the bad. People say, ‘I don’t like blues.’ Well Buddy Guy says, ‘If you ain’t got the blues yet, just keep on living!’ Stuck in traffic? You got the blues. Can’t make the rent? You got the blues. The blues is originally dance music—this comes from such old roots, but it’s making a rhythm that the folks at the fish fry can dance to and forget their problems.” After the enormous success of last year’s Life is a Carnival: A Tribute to The Band, in which Culberson, Dunn, and Lundy were all involved, the crew began brainstorming another huge tribute carried out by a diverse array of Savannah musicians. “We worked really hard on the Carnival show and it was just fun doing stuff together,” Dunn says. “We just really enjoyed doing something cool for the

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A.J. Croce

Jim’s son celebrates 20-year anniversary of timeless masterpiece, That’s Me In the Bar by anna chandler

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There will always be heartache and bad luck in the world. Likewise, there will inevitably always be liquor and tangible crossroads at which the three intersect. Enter the genre of the great American drinking album. Enter A.J. Croce’s That’s Me in the Bar. A.J. Croce plays his first-ever Savannah concert this week. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the record’s stew of New Orleans jazz, soul, blues, and great storytelling has Yes! I guess it’s still exciting to someone, So in-studio, was it a matter of putting earned its status as an American classic. these great musicians together and just Part Tom Waits, part Dr. John, the whole which is great. It’s kind of amazing that it seeing what happened, or did you really package is tied together with Croce’s dryly charted a second time. plan and chart it out before? weathered, soul-stripped vocals dripping like spilled whiskey across his saloon-style Why do you think it’s had such a lasting influence? Is it the characters, how It was a hard record. My first album, I piano hooks. they’re people listeners may know in recorded live. The vocals were all live, I Over twelve tracks, listeners meet the sang and played live, and I think there was struck-outs, the loners, all coaxing the last real life? one exception where I just played along sip out of their rocks glass, turning the It’s an album of drinking songs, so a lot of and sang along to a piano overdub—I think blame over and over in their heads as they people can relate to that. I’m joking; the that was it on the whole record and it was draw circles with their swizzle sticks. reality is that there’s some really great maybe only four bars or something, and Croce is, of course, the son of Jim, the players, and a lot of thought and hard work that was it. iconic folk singer who was taken too soon went into it. On this, it was really, everyone was in in a plane crash at just 30 years old. After [Producer] Jim Keltner and I spent a lot their space, and while we tried to do cerJim’s death, A.J.’s mother’s boyfriend of time talking about it. When this record tain things live, Jim had spent so many abused A.J. so badly that he lost his sight. was recorded, it was originally produced years recording and taking it piece by piece He was four years old. Music was an by John Simon [The Band], but the label and having the luxury of working with so outlet, a way to cope; he learned how to wanted to go in a different direction. many people who had unlimited budgets play by playing piano along to the radio and records, gradually regaining his vision Which was disappointing, but Jim Keltner in-studio—and we didn’t have unlimited came in and said, ‘Let’s do this together.’ I budget, but we had a good budget—and it over a period of six years. knew him from my first record, he played ended up being the only time that I really He landed his first gig at 12 years old, spent that long in-studio. It took a month playing at a Bar Mitzvah party. At 18, while drums on my first album. It was, like, one of the hardest records to to make that record, whereas most of my performing for his late father’s Songwritmake. They had second-guessed the first records take ten days. ers Hall of Fame induction, Croce was part of it with John, and we felt like they On 12 Tales, the logistics of making that approached by the legend B.B. King. were doing that with what Jim and I were album, we recorded with six legendary Complimenting his left hand abilities, King invited Croce to open for him on tour. doing. And this was Jim’s first production! producers around country. They pieced He really called in all of his good friends— the songs, lots of pre-production logistics. His career began. Croce makes his first Savannah appear- his neighbor, Flea [Red Hot Chili Peppers] I was touring, too; we were releasing this song one at a time, and as they were getance at Dollhouse on October 3. It’s an inti- ended up sitting in on a song or two, one of which ended up on bonus track on the ting released on iTunes, I was writing new mate affair—just 200 seats—so get a ticket reissue. David Hidalgo from Los Lobos… songs for producers to have same number ahead of time and get ready for a one-of-athere were so many. The list of musicians of songs to choose from. It took a long time, kind experience with a member of a great is pretty amazing, and a lot of that came but could have been done in ten days. American music family. because Jim called them up and said, “Hey, Me in the Bar was very different…it was I’m doing this thing.” That was it. a challenge. And it’s kind of amazing that it You celebrate the 20th anniversary reissue of That’s Me in the Bar on this really held up, and it’s one of those records 24 tour. that most of my fans who come to shows

ask about that record. It sold alright—at the time, it sold like 75,000 copies, but that was not good in ’95. It’s great for now! [Laughs] But by the amount of people that really liked it and were affected by it, it seems to have lasted, and it certainly was the project that got me on TV: it got me on Letterman, The Tonight Show…I think that had an impact. It’s been said that the album is very representative of your generation. Do you feel that way? I think the instrumentation seems very timeless. That’s really interesting, because I never felt like I belonged to the music of my generation. That’s not good or bad, you know; for me, it was just a matter of I was into such eclectic music. Most of my friends I grew up with and I went to school with, they were into punk rock and rock ‘n’ roll and into all different kinds, but it was it wasn’t the roots of American music. And so this that album, there were influences of all kinds from Van Morrison, Tom Waits to really early James P. Johnson, ‘20s things. I think I was starting to find my own voice, but definitely the aim was for it to be timeless. The aim was for it not to sound a certain way; I wanted to work as much without guitar pedals, without effects, without anything…those effects, they come and go and influence the production. That hinders, because later people say, ‘that’s really from that time’ with a certain guitar sound, a certain this or that. I really aim for a timeless kind of thing, and that’s always been a goal in the


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With your peers listening to rock ‘n’ roll and music of the era, how did you find the early American style of music at that age? Was it from coming from a musical family?

By doing it a lot. There’s no other way to do it, just like becoming a better player. There’s a certain amount of sitting in your room and doing it, but there’s nothing that prepare syou for playing live more than playing live, and there’s nothing that really makes you a better writer than writing. Because in real life I have the tendency to be one of those shaggy dog story people, I thought, ‘Okay, I want to figure out a way to simplify what I’m saying and still make it interesting. And there can be a sophistication and simplicity that I always sort of aim for, and I want the music to be soulful, and I want the lyrics to be simple, because not that the topic is simple, but the way that it’s put together is simple. When I think of Buddy Holly, it doesn’t make it a less-great song, but there are a few songs that are better than “Every Day.” Some of the simplest songs are the ones that endure because they connect. CS

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Barr Nobles: Remembering a Savannah renegade DJ, music writer, and activist helped spearhead Savannah’s rock scene by anna chandler

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Savannah musicians and music lovers have been fondly sharing their memories of Barr Nobles, who passed away last week. A music journalist, trendsetting DJ, and guitar player, Nobles’ lasting influence on Savannah’s rock history is palpable in the stories of those to whom he introduced a new world of rock music. Nobles’ love of music began when his Scottish mother, Elizabeth, took Nobles and his younger sister, Karen, to see Elvis Presley perform in Savannah in 1956. “My dad was 10 years old at the time,” son Barr Dylan says. “He vividly remembered the girls screaming and Elvis gyrating all over the stage. He also remembered that the black attendees were made to stand/sit in a roped-off area away from the white people.” Nobles is fondly remembered for his years as a radio DJ, working for WSGA AM 1400, stations in Hampton, SC, and Saint Simons, GA, and WXLM 97 Rock in Savannah. During his time at WSGA, renegade Nobles was reportedly fired for breaking Top 10 format and playing The Byrds after he was warned not to by the station manager. Many will remember Nobles for introducing album-oriented rock to the airwaves, playing deep cuts off at WTOC’s Top 40 station and FM station, and turning his town on to new genres and up-and-coming musicians. “Barr was one of the very first people to get the counterculture here in Savannah,” lifelong Savannahian and Executive Director of Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy Tom Kohler says. “He brought album-based radio instead of Top 40; he got the station manager to let him play albums at night and was diverse in what he picked.” Paul Mazo, who worked with Nobles at WSGA AM, says their time together marked a different, more personable era in radio. “When the studio was at 409 E. Liberty St. (an address known to many teenybopper fans back then) was when radio DJs had personalities, he shares. “We were able to be ourselves rather than corporate robots that they have become today. We literally used to go to work on the overnight show with stacks of albums under our arms. Those were the days!” “He’d bring in a lot of different kinds of music we weren’t hearing in Savannah,” 26 remembers fellow DJ Skip Jennings. “I

Barr attending a Rolling Stones concert with his son and daughter-in-law in June 2015. Photo courtesy of Barr Dylan Nobles

remember him bringing in Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger—it was completely unknown to most people at that point— and groups like Barefoot Jerry, the outlaw country scene and was starting to take root in Nashville.” “He did not really care for pop radio, Top 40 radio,” says Barr Dylan. “I can remember as a kid, when he was on at nighttime, he put on the Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore, and we’d go down to the Chinese restaurant and get some food. He was always into different types of avant-garde music, deeper stuff.” Nobles was also a noted music writer. From 1969-1974, he acted as Chief Copy Editor, Night City Editor, and a music columnist for Savannah Morning News, followed by a stint at Nashville Banner as a copy editor and music columnist. From 1983-1993, Nobles he acted as copy editor and music columnist for San Francisco Chronicle. In addition to his mainstay gigs, Nobles was a freelance music journalist with work

published in national magazines like Rolling Stone and Newsweek. “He interviewed all of the major rock stars of a certain rea when they were at the top of their game,” says Kohler. In his time with the Chronicle, Nobles interviewed the likes of David Bowie, Dolly Parton, Billy Joel, B.B. King, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Sting, Alice Cooper, and many more. He finished his career working for business journals in both Memphis and Birmingham. As a guitarist, Nobles performed in a music trio in the ‘60s and also as a solo act; his talent led him to opportunities like opening for The Eagles and J. Geils Band at the Savannah Civic Center in the early ‘70s. Nobles retired to Clearwater, Florida in 2006, where he lived happily near the ocean alongside his wife, Jayme Barr-Nobles. In addition to being a beloved and trend-setting DJ and enormous influence

on Savannah music, Nobles was deeply involved in the Civil Rights movement in Savannah, marching with the NAACP many times down Broughton Street; once, on Tybee, he was attacked by members of the KKK on Butler Avenue as local cops watched and did nothing to assist him. The progressive Nobles supported gay rights in the ‘70s, which, as his son notes, was very controversial in Savannah at the time. “Savannah was a way different place back then,” says son Barr Dylan. “It’s way more liberal now; back then it was redneck, Southern Georgia. He was a hippie back in the ‘60s and was involved with all the civil rights and gay rights.” “He was a very warm person,” says Jennings. “There was a lot of laughter when Barr was around.” “He was just a sweet guy,” Barr Dylan concludes. “Everyone says that about their folks, but he always had a smile and a pleasant word to say. It’s remarkable that, years later, people still talk about the influence he had.” CS


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Award-winning pianist Tanya Gabrielian takes over Armstrong with a special childhood themed concert. The memorable program will begin with reflections on Gabrielian’s personal childhood, includes suites and sonatas by Bach that she holds close, and finishes with Schumann and Debussy’s reflections on the experience of growing up. A lauded artist, Gabrielian has performed on four continents in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Sydney Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, and the Salle Cortot in Paris. She’s played alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, New London Sinfonia, and the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. Gabrielian was admitted to Harvard as a National Merit Scholar to study biomedical engineering when she was just 16 years old (16, y’all!). Instead, she accepted an offer to attend the Royal Academy of Music in London, completing a Bachelor’s and Master’s in piano and viola. Every year in her six years of study, Gabrielian took home the prize for best final recital and even received a DIPRAM, the highest performance award given by the Royal Academy of Music. From there, she went on to attend Juilliard, the only candidate accepted for the prestigious Artist Diploma, a highly selective post-graduate residency program. Gabrielian is passionate about reaching out to young musicians; her incredible achievements will certainly be inspiring to Armstrong students and the community. The evening is a part of Piano in the Arts, a series showcasing the versatility of the piano and its various styles. From the American Songbook to jazz and classical, the program will pick up again in 2016 with Joe Alterman Trio. Thursday, October 1, 7:30 p.m., $15 (discounts available for seniors, students, military), all ages

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Halloween Terror Fest, Kickoff Party, After Party @Alee Shrine Center, The Wormhole

Do you live for Halloween? Do you cringe at the sight of Christmas décor in July, but squeal with glee when Target fills its aisles with cobwebs, rubber masks, and foam gravestones? Is your Netflix cue full of gore and B-movie thrills and chills? Welcome the season with Retro Mega Comic Con and Alee Terror Plantation’s Terror Fest. Savannah’s first Horror convention is going down at Alee Shrine Center and is sure to be a haven for comic book and horror collectors, cosplayers, and fans of all things scary. With celebrity guests from Dawn of the Dead, The Walking Dead, The Devil’s Rejects, Scary Movie, Police Academy, get ready to geek with the best of ‘em and grab some photo memories and autographs. Festivities kick off at 10 a.m., but fans can get started a day early with Chris Cook Theme Parties’ official kickoff party over at The Wormhole. The theme is Medical Mayhem: think demented doctors, naughty nurses, botched surgeries, and blood, blood everywhere. It ain’t for the faint of heart, but if you’re going to Halloween, you gotta go all the way, right? The Tied and Tasseled Cabaret play Dr. Frankenstein, taking bodies apart and putting them back together, while horror TV guests and professional cosplayers strut their stuff. Of course, there will be prizes for the best costume, so grab all the fake blood you can get your hands on and start working on your sickest looks (show a flyer for the party at Spirit Halloween of Savannah and score 25% off a single item). Still can’t get enough after the fest? Head to Doubles Night Club for TV and movie guests, Atlanta horror personality Ghouella Deville, DJ Sam Diamond, horror go-go dancers, special presentations and more. Kickoff Party: Friday, October 2, 10 p.m., $10 online via ticketfly. com, $15 at door, $20 VIP, 21+ Halloween Terror Fest: Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m., all ages Official Horror Cosplay After Party: Saturday, October 3, 10 p.m., $5 online via retromagacomiccon.com, $10 at door


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Comedy

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Bar & Club Events

People’s Blues of Richmond @Congress street social club

Coming in like a nasty whirlwind of blues and fuzz, People’s Blues of Richmond are sure to provide an unforgettable kick to your night. With beefy, spitting guitars and so-Jack-White-it’s-a-little-scary vocals, the Virginia trio kick out high-octane bluesy rock ‘n’ roll with a dose of psychedelica; fans of The Black Keys will be begging for more. Photo by Ashley Covington. Friday, october 2, 10:30 p.m.

Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) The Fundamentals World of Beer Sirsy Z2 Live Music

Trivia & Games

Coach’s Corner Movies & Music Trivia

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Bay Street Blues Karaoke The Islander Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke Sunny’s Lounge Karaoke Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ

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17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning Barrelhouse South Rachael Shaner Basil’s Pizza and Deli Solis Duo Boomy’s Liquid Ginger

Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio Congress Street Social Club Royal Noise Dollhouse Productions A.J. Croce The Jinx Crazy Man Crazy Kayak Kafe Midtown Chris Cavendish Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Gabriel Donohue Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub BBFX Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Ben Lewis The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Kim Polote Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio Rocks on the Roof Bucky Bryant, Jon Lee and the Apparitions Ruth’s Chris Steak House Eddie Wilson The Sentient Bean Eric Sommer Vic’s on The River Frank Bright and Clair Frazier Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Jubal Kane Z2 Live Music

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Applebee’s Karaoke Bay Street Blues Karaoke Doodles Karaoke Thursday & Saturdays The Islander Karaoke Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Karaoke Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke

Club One Drag Show Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Oktoberfest

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17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning Aqua Star Restaurant (Westin Harbor Hotel) Sunday Jazz Brunch Bayou Cafe Don Coyer Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Gabriel Donohue The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Rocks on the Roof Randy Cuba Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry Z2 Live Music

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Lulu’s Chocolate Bar Sunday Afternoon Trivia Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia

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Collective Face tackles transformative Kiss of the Spider Woman By Christopher Berinato

Christopher Blair as Molina, seated, is flanked by Chad Hsu and Dandy Barrett. Photo by SEPT 30-OCT 6, 2015

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IN THE late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Argentina was in the grip of a brutal military dictatorship. People were dragged from their homes, children were torn from their mothers to be raised by the government, and loved ones were shot or sometimes even thrown out of airplanes. Anyone could be imprisoned and tortured for the slightest sign of dissension. Over 30,000 citizens were snatched away to be never seen again and, today, are known as “the disappeared.” What can human beings, locked away in a prison during this horrific regime, do to relieve their minds of the atrocities of their environment? They could sing show tunes. The Collective Face is performing the Tony Award winning musical Kiss of the Spider Woman at Muse Arts Warehouse. The play, which takes place in a Latin American prison, is about a political prisoner, named Valentin, who befriends an openly gay man named Molina, who has been imprisoned on trumped up charges of seducing a minor. Molina retreats into an elaborate fantasy world built around the movies he loved as a child which all starred the enigmatic and beguiling “Spider Woman,” Aurora. “It’s about the dualities of the world,” explains director David I. L. Poole. “It is a back and forth, back and forth between fantasy and reality.” Each season, Collective Face tailors their show schedule to fit a particular theme. This season the theme is “Transformation and Travel”. “I was looking at how theater has a transformative quality and it takes us places and this musical is all about that,” says Poole. Because it is Latino Heritage Month, Poole wanted to perform a Latin musical, but there were other reasons Kiss of the Spider Woman was an apt selection. “I also look for something that’s never been done in Savannah, how does it challenge us as a company, does it have some name recognition, is it going to give us some publicity in that sense, and also, does it fit in with our season theme, and (Kiss of the Spider Woman) just hit all the check marks,” explains Poole. “I’ve fallen in love with it. The first time I read it I was like ‘okay, this is a really interesting musical,’ but the more and more I’ve been rehearsing it with the cast and company—and our actors are a perfect match for it—I thought, this is the one, this is unbelievable, and our performers are just top notch in it.” These top notch performers include Collective Face’s managing director, Dandy Barrett, as Aurora, a role made famous by Chita Rivera. “She is just unbelievable in this,” says Poole of his leading lady. “In a past life she


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went around the country and was a lounge singer and so she has that vocal quality that is perfect for Aurora. She is remarkable and beautiful on and off the stage.” Chris Blair plays Molina. “It’s like the role was written for him,” Poole raves. “The role is so perfect for him and he will break your heart in the musical.” The role of Valentin is played by Chad Hsu, who is not a member of the Collective Face ensemble but made a big impression on Poole in an open audition. Having a diverse cast is very important to Poole, particularly in Kiss of the Spider Woman. “We have people from all different backgrounds in this play,” explains Poole. “We have Asians, we have Hispanics, we have white people, and we have African Americans. So I wanted to make sure this piece is multicultural. It deals with a lot of issues that come up now and again in our psyche and our society.” This will be only the second musical Collective Face has put on since they were established in 2009 (they performed Grey Gardens last season). Though putting on a huge Broadway musical comes with its share of challenges, Poole and company seem to be up to the task. For the first time in Collective Face’s history there will be a small pit orchestra,

“I have this vision of creating atmosphere of space,” says Poole. “I didn’t want to limit ourselves to this small 8x8 cell with things happening outside of the cell, so I played with this idea of what point of view the audience going to see this scene in. Sometimes it’s forced perspective, sometimes it is vertical, like a birds-eyeview, so I played with that by moving the beds around an open space so that the set never becomes stagnant.” With imaginative set design, stirring music, and a stellar cast, Poole has good reason to boast. “One of my actors that I worked with for a long time, who is playing one of the guards, said that one of the things he likes about working with me is that I take you somewhere,” says Poole. “So with our theme of being transformative travel I wanted to make sure the audience is taken to this prison in Latin America.” cs

This will only be Collective Face’s second full-on musical since their founding in 2009. Photo by stephen morton

featuring woodwinds, strings, piano, key board and percussion. “The music is tough in this show. It is very tough,” says Poole about the score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, who also wrote Chicago and Cabaret. “Those musicals are all very dark, but they have some light heartedness to them. You’re humming a tune and at the same time if you really

think about what the characters are saying in that song, they are really talking about some political and social issues, which is the brilliance of Kander and Ebb.” Shrinking down a big production to fit the Muse stage also poses some challenges, but as a designer, Poole is excited about what he has accomplished with the set design.

The Collective Face presents Kiss of the Spider Woman

When: Oct. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 Where: Muse Arts Warehouse Cost: Tickets $20, $15 Seniors, Students, and Active Military

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= CREEKS + FOLDS — Some artists express their identity through figurative or architectural subject matter. Henry Dean’s inspiration comes through immersing himself in diverse landscape environments. Installation panels, sculpture, works on paper and paintings from the Low Country to the Isle of Skye. Oct. 2-30. The opening reception will be held Friday, October 2 from 5 – 9 pm in conjunction with Art March. A special artist lecture is scheduled at 7 pm. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Double Vision — Becca Cook and Woody Cornwell of Silver Ceiling Productions present this collaborative work of drawing, fashion and design. Opening reception Oct. 2, 6-9pm. Sep. 30-Oct. 3. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. Ed Jones and Daniel Smith — Ed Jones displays his sculpture and Daniel Smith shows his paintings. Oct. 1-Dec. 31. HospiceSavannah.org/ArtGallery. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. Exquisite Corpse Project Workshop — Exquisite Corpse is a collaborative drawing game with several people, where each participant draws an image on a sheet of paper, folds the paper to conceal their contribution, and then passes it on to the next player for their contribution. The game was originally played by Parisian Surrealists, such as Andre Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Joan Miro, Man Ray and even Henry Miller. Sep. 30Oct. 1. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. The Industry: Curating Art for Public and Private Spaces — Curated by Deb Oden & Christina Edwards, Kobo’s two and three-dimensional artists will be exhibiting large-scale works created specifically for the show. This exhibition aims to encourage the engagement of local art enthusiasts and design specialists with Savannah artists for commercial and residential collections. Works include large-scale printmaking, fine art, photography and sculpture. Oct. 5-11. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. Live Painting at La Terra Natural Oils — 13 Bricks Clothing has teamed up with a new local business for October’s First Friday Art March. Alfredo Martinez, co-owner of 13 Bricks Clothing, has started painting a mural on the walls of La Terra’s store. The mural consists of a rustic Italian scenery including realistic olive plants and detailed Italian tiles painted along the walls of this

Work by Henry Dean is at the City of Savannah Cultural Affairs Gallery with an opening reception this Friday from 5-9 pm as part of the First Friday Art March.

new business. During First Friday Art March, Martinez will be live painting the mural. La Terra will also be offering tastings of their unique flavors of quality extra virgin olive oils and fruit infused balsamic vinegars. Free Fri., Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m. Keystone Gallery & 13 Bricks, 633 East Broad Street. Luba Lowry and Marlene Nawrocki — The featured artists for October are Luba Lowry, a talented Savannah scene and portrait oil painter, and Marlene Nawrocki, a gold and silver contemporary jewelry artist. Oct. 1-31. gallery209savannah.com/. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. Powerful Expressions: Paintings by Hessam Abrishami — Oct. 2-Nov. 6. grandbohemiangallery.com/. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. Ray Williams — Ray Williams is originally from Long Island, New York, and relocated to Savannah in 2007. He has done extensive work in wood carving, pen and ink, and bronze. Oct. 1-31. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. The Sixth Circle — The Sixth Circle is a pen and ink, illustrative exhibit with subjects indicative of Halloween by local artist Aaron Unser. The opening reception will be during Starland’s First Friday Art March Friday October 2nd from 6-9pm. Black Orchid Tattoo Studio & Gallery, 118 West Victory Dr. Son of Headcases — New work by Peter E. Roberts including the premiers of the SavhIcon series, Food & Drink series and Eponymous series. Also included are new work on the Mythology series, Everyday series and Pop Culture series. Oct. 2-10. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

To Get To The Other Side — ‘To Get To The Other Side’ debuts Sam Bryer’s latest acrylic portraits and studies of personified poultry. Juxtaposing bold, graphic compositions with the meticulous detail of traditional portrait techniques, this selection of work is a playful offshoot of Bryer’s darker, more elaborate large format paintings. Oct. 2-5. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Too Bee or To Bee — Silver Ceiling presents a fashion show at Sulfur Studios featuring original designs by Sammi Salas. Designs by up and coming fashion designer Sammi Salas, winner of Savannah Arts Academy’s “Junk to Funk” Fashion Show, in her first gallery exhibition. Sat., Oct. 3, 7-10 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. Touchstone Gallery Show — 13 Bricks promotes collaborating with dedicated artists and students within Savannah. Touchstone was created to provide affordable gallery space and a friendly platform for artists to showcase their talents. Our objective is to allow students to share their work in a gallery atmosphere and experience the business. Free Fri., Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m. Keystone Gallery & 13 Bricks, 633 East Broad Street.


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Continuing Exhibits Architectural Decay and the Painted Surface — Christopher D’Antonio presents his mixed media work on wood. Through Oct. 1. galleryespresso. com/. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. The ART: of Cal Wood — A collection of abstract paintings at Zunzi’s 2 on view until the end of October. $1000 for 30” x 40” & 40” x 40 size paintings. Through Oct. 31 zunzis. com. Z2, 9 Drayton Street. Autumnal Visions: Oil Paintings by Sheila Wood Hancock — An impressionist artist, Sheila’s landscapes and still lifes offer evocative lighting and reflections of the Southeast’s Low & High Countries. Through Oct. 1. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. The Book of Demons and Angels — The Book of Demons and Angels is a collection of drawings by Rob Hessler that depict the creatures of an imagined post-apocalyptic world where our darkest faults and our purest virtues have taken physical form and are battling for control of the planet. Through Nov. 15. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

Eclectic Encounters — 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 museum’s holdings. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Faculty Art Exhibition — Visit the AMT gallery to see magnificent faculty-created originals. Through Oct. 10. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Floresco — Floresco is a solo exhibition of work by sculptor John Bisbee. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Folk Art: Simply Profound — 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 — Gallettini was Savannah’s foremost ship model builder, and his work is displayed at the museum. Through Dec. 31. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Imprint — “Imprint” is an exhibition by artist and SCAD alumna Naimar Ramírez that brings together existing and newly created works. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day — Large-scale installation by Beijing-based sculptor Li Hongbo, who primarily uses handmade paper to create visually compelling and malleable sculptures that challenge the viewer’s perceptions of metamorphosis in sculpture. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. James Brooks — James Brooks (1906– 1992), formally considered an Abstract Expressionist, produced bright works marked by their vibrating tension between spontaneous form and controlled gesture. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Karen Macek and Heather MacRae Trulson — Karen Macek is an artist and designer working in oil, acrylic and computer graphics. Heather MacRae Trulson works in acrylic, ink and watercolor. A portion of sales will benefit the Daily Impact Fund, providing extra patient services not covered by Medicare or insurances. Through Sep. 30. HospiceSavannah.org/ArtGallery. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive.

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Talking about...Daufuskie Island Rum By Orlando Montoya

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I DROVE to the Savannah area’s first winery, near Statesboro, in 2004. I could have biked to our first beer brewing facility in living memory when Moon River opened in 1999. But visiting the area’s first distillery in living memory took a lot more effort. Daufuskie Island Rum Co. opened earlier this year and, despite its remoteness, already has attracted about 3,000 visitors from just about every state and continent. “Rum is an island drink and should be made on an island,” says company founder and rum fanatic Tony Chase. “There are only four rum distilleries in the United States that are island-based. And we’re the only one that’s really difficult to get to.” There’s no bridge to Daufuskie. You have to hire a boat. And once there, you have to

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rent a golf cart. The island’s attractions include two lighthouses, an old church, some Gullah homes and its very remoteness, so close to Savannah. Chase, from Kentucky, moved to this eight-square-mile idyll three years ago to retire. A pharmacist by trade, he set about ending his retirement rather quickly. In business terms, it was lightning speed from concept to tours, tastings and sales. “It’s all been very difficult,” he says. “The regulations I had to operate under for nursing homes, hospices and pharmacies were far less difficult than I had to operate under here.” Permits took months. You know the deal. But honestly, the law wouldn’t deter me as much as the idea of making something that, sure, I like, but I actually have no experience making. Chase started the business with little more than a connoisseur’s understanding. “It’s hard for me to say this because it’s

unbelievable,” he says. “But we’ve not had any experimental batches or anything that I’ve had to throw away because I wasn’t happy with them. The very first batch that I tried is the formula that I’ve stuck with and it’s been selling incredibly.” Chase settled on his rum’s “flavor profile” after years of loving a rum called El Dorado, a rich and smooth Guyanese drink. “Most white rums can be a bit harsh and have to be mixed into a Coke, a pina colada, a mai tai or something,” he says. “It’s very rare that you’ll see me mix my white rum with anything.” Daufuskie Island Rum Co. also sells a spiced rum and a gold rum. Watching how Chase concocts these varieties from sugar bags to shot glass is worth the hassle of boats and golf carts. For instance, his gold rum gets its char and oak flavors by aging six months in barrels once used to age his favorite Kentucky bourbon.

Mermaids, shells and captain’s wheels decorate Alabama-made stills used by Tony Chase to make Daufuskie Island Rum.

“Some of that Woodford Reserve that was soaked into the wood is now leeching into the rum,” he says. “And so what you have is a little of a bourbon start to the taste of your rum but then it finishes with the rum sweetness.” Once Chase is done with his barrels, he sells them to brewers, who want to leech his rum into beer. And then the brewers sell them to furniture makers. Who knew a barrel had so many lives? His copper and stainless steel Alabamamade stills are works of art. The rum ferments in tubs made of Louisiana cypress. Everything is American-made, down to the yeast and bottles. He’s even working on growing sugar cane on site. It now comes from Florida. So whether you like brown liquor or not, the distillery makes an island adventure more worth your time. And if you can’t spare a whole day away, visit your local liquor shelf. Pour a drink and the island will come to you. cs


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Robert De Niro is Anne Hathaway’s new assistant in The Intern

THE INTERN

oo As a director, Nancy Meyers won’t ever be mistaken for one of the greats. An unfussy, straightforward filmmaker, she has no style to call her own, seemingly content if the actors hit their marks and their lines. But as a screenwriter, she’s proven that she has wit and wisdom to spare, penning such sturdy efforts as Private Benjamin (her only Oscar nomination to date), the surprisingly rich Irreconcilable Differences (which was much more than just a movie about Drew Barrymore “divorcing” her parents, as the ads suggested), the delightful remake of The Parent Trap, and the underrated bauble The Holiday. That many people (mostly men, natch) sneer at the mention of her name says less about her skills and more about an era in which romantic comedies are deemed even more useless than “torture porn” titles. As Meyers ages, so do many of her characters, as evidenced by more recent efforts like Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated and, now, The Intern. The new picture finds Robert De Niro as the goodwill ambassador for the older generation—he’s Ben Whittaker, a widower who’s bored with his retirement until he spots an ad for a successful startup company seeking a senior citizen to serve as an intern. Against underwhelming competition, he lands the job, and he’s assigned to serve directly under the company’s founder, a workaholic named Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). While Ben’s an immediate hit with everyone else at the office—he’s personable,

funny, and full of sound advice—Jules opts to keep her distance, although it isn’t long before he’s broken through her defenses to such a startling degree that he’s soon sharing morning coffee with her stay-athome husband (Anders Holm) and serving as a babysitter for their adorable daughter (JoJo Kushner). The occasional Silver Linings Playbook aside, the deterioration of De Niro’s career has been swift and brutal, the result of too many bald lunges at sizable paychecks. So it’s nice to see him underplaying rather than overacting, delivering a relaxed, sympathetic performance and matching up nicely with Hathaway’s comparatively jittery character (strictly platonic, it must be noted; the always welcome Rene Russo provides the romance as the company masseuse). The Intern features many humorous moments, several appealing characters and even some subtext about the lunacy of dismissing this nation’s elderly when their value to society still holds some currency. Given all this, it’s a shame the movie isn’t a tad better. Meyers’ greatest flaw as a writer is that, like Woody Allen 90 percent of the time, her stories and people live in a bubble of pampered privilege and tasteful décor, and this tends to lead to some rather rigid narratives with no room for unpredictable happenstances. Worse, the picture features a few embarrassing moments that suggest Meyers allowed her own 20-something intern to try his hand at scripting a couple of pages. An overlong vignette involving a breakin is hopelessly contrived (though it does

allow for some amusing chitchat regarding Ocean’s Eleven), while a couple of out-ofleft-field bits involving Ben’s erection are sophomoric and completely out of place. Notwithstanding these limp developments, though, The Intern is dependable enough to earn a modest recommendation.

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ooo Do mine eyes deceive me? Is that Johnny Depp delivering an actual performance in Black Mass, his first genuine example of emoting in many a year? And he’s doing it under a mountain of makeup, the sort of latex overload that generally provides him with carte blanche to do nothing more than mug shamelessly for the camera? It’s nice to have the talented thespian with us once more, even if his stay proves to be a short one (after all, he has both an Alice in Wonderland sequel and an umpteenth Pirates of the Caribbean yarn in the post-production stages). Practically unrecognizable with that bald pate and those blue-sky contact lenses, Depp projects ferocious intensity as real-life crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger, whose Trivial Pursuit claim to fame is that he spent over a decade as the #2 man on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, right under some fellow named Osama bin Laden. Through this feature film—arriving a mere year after Joe Berlinger’s documentary Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger—we’re privy to the activities that lead to his wanted status, including murder and racketeering, and we watch as he builds an empire with the help


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of the FBI. Or, to be specific, with the help of one particular agent: John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), who grew up with Bulger in South Boston and has allowed his childhood admiration to seep into his honorable career and poison it. Connolly urges his fellow agents (Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott and David Harbour) at the Bureau to allow Bulger to get away with minor offenses in exchange for damning information regarding the Italian mob competing against Bulger’s Irish faction. Of course, Bulger has no intention of playing by the rules, and he manages to commit more and greater crimes while feeding the Bureau useless intel. Indeed, it’s the presence of Edgerton’s character which allows Black Mass to play as more than just an also-ran in the “mob movie” sweepstakes. In many ways, Connolly is just as immoral as Bulger, ratting out informants (who, of course, are then killed) to stay in the gangster’s good graces and even putting their relationship above those he enjoys with his friends at the Bureau and with his own wife (Julianne Nicholson). Edgerton plays the part with the right mix of braggadocio and unctuousness, strutting with a skewered sense of self-purpose yet unable to completely conceal the flop sweat triggered by his

books and, now, a new fictionalized take also titled Everest. This latest film depicts in bone-chilling detail the circumstances that led to the deaths of several people back during that fateful week in ’96. Too many climbers, miscommunication among the guides, a lack of sufficient resources (such as oxygen tanks), Mother Nature at her most unpredictable and most punishing—all of these play a hand in the tragedy that hits the members of two competing groups. EVEREST First and foremost, there’s Adventure ooo Consultants, a New Zealand outfit led by The best movie I’ve ever seen in IMAX the smart and sensitive Rob Hall (Jason remains 1998’s Everest, which was released Clarke) and employed by, among others, back when films shown in that larger-than- a meek schoolteacher (John Hawkes), life format were short-form documentaries a Texas blowhard (Josh Brolin) and generally screened in a museum facility Krakauer (Michael Kelly), on assignment and not feature-length flicks presented in for Outside magazine. But also figurany given multiplex’s largest auditorium. ing in the action is Mountain Madness, a One of the most successful docs ever rival outfit overseen by a brash American made—it grossed an amazing $87 milnamed Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal). It’s lion over a stretch of several years—this when the members of both these groups superb nonfiction effort follows a group of as well as other ones start to bottleneck on climbers who attempt to scale the majestic the deadly slopes that the stage is set for Himalayan mountain in 1996. Yet part of calamity. the picture centers on a disaster that was Those who only vaguely recall the realoccurring elsewhere on the treacherous life incident (mainly the oft-repeated news slopes while filming was taking place—that bit about the survivor who lost both hands tragedy was the basis for Jon Krakauer’s and his nose) will probably be more riveted bestselling Into Thin Air, a couple of other by the randomness of life and death than

underhanded moves. He provides a nice counterpart to Depp’s steely menace, and with both actors further supported by a stellar supporting roster (Benedict Cumberbatch as Bulger’s politician brother, Corey Stoll as a no-nonsense district attorney, Peter Sarsgaard as a twitchy smalltime hood, and many more), Black Mass ably demonstrates that there’s still some life left in a genre that, just when we think we’re out, pulls us back in.

those who read one of the books, but everyone will doubtless admire the measured pace of the script by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy and the immersive visual and aural assault orchestrated by director Baltasar Kormakur. The sound design in particular is awardworthy, with gusts of frigid air and rumbles of fearsome avalanches seemingly raging from every corner of the auditorium. Were William Castle, that most gimmick-laden of Hollywood’s consummate showmen, still around and involved with this picture, it’s a safe bet he would have had ice strewn all over theater floors and the AC cranked to 20 degrees. As it stands, Kormakur and his crew do enough via sight and sound to turn the Everest experience into one big chill.

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ooo It’s 1996 and author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel of How I Met Your Mother fame) is riding high on the release of his well received book, Infinite Jest. As his tour for the book winds down, Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg), an awestruck fan, is sent to interview Wallace. What follows, as Lipsky tags along with continues on p. 38

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Wallace, alternating between observing and interviewing, is a look at a troubled, sensitive and highly perceptive man trying to deal with the unwanted attention that comes from writing a critically acclaimed book. It doesn’t help that Lipsky, a much less famous author, follows Wallace like a angry puppy, jealous of the attention that he longs for. But it does make for a fascinating look at two people who see a kindred spirit in each other, even as they see things they dislike. Lipsky is the lesser talent, but he’s more well adjusted to modern life, a feat that Wallace, despite his vast intellgience, hasn’t managed. It’s no secret that Wallace suffered from depression and eventually took his own life in 2008. You can see signs of that ongoing struggle in Segel’s excellent performance of Wallace. At 6+ feet, Segel is a large man, but the body he projects as Wallace is that of a seemingly smaller man, who constantly wears bandanas almost like a shield against a world he perceives as full of mental and emotional poision. Yet within that, there’s still a towering intelligence that loved people and life, as he struggled with all his mental difficulties. It’s to Segel’s credit that neatly manages the delicate balance between all of Wallace’s emotional sides. Eisenberg is lesser light, working more in his traditional character mode as an arrogant jerk. But it works here for the character of Lipsky, who actually is a slightly arrogant jerk. James Ponsoldt’s understated direction works wonders, taking the time to focus on the two main characters and their budding, yet fractured, friendship. It’s a difficult, and sometimes tedious, journey, but well worth the travel.-Brandon Blatcher

NO ESCAPE

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.


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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.

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

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. CS

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honest reflection and expression for one simple reason: To connect us together. Through Sep. 30. https://facebook.com/ events/868949009848900/. sentientbean. com. 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. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Auditions and Calls for Entries

Auditions for Armstrong Youth Orchestra 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.savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Call for Applicants for “The Gift You Never Wanted”

We are often given gifts that are unsightly, unseemly, or straight out of a nightmare. Often these “gifts” stay with us, sometimes for the better. The gifts we never wanted take many forms, both physically and emotionally. In the end we have to ask—are gifts given for the sender or the receiver? For the exhibition The Gift You Never Wanted, Non-Fiction Gallery seeks works of art that explore the idea of the gift as a burden or a blessing. Artists of all media and practice are invited to submit to this open-ended theme. To submit to The Gift You Never Wanted, please pay your application fee below and send between four and six images to exhibitions@artrisesavannah.org by midnight on November 7th. Exhibition dates December 18-January 2. Through Nov. 7. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. 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

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offer a $250 prize to the 1st place winner of the show, which will be on display at The Gallery at Sulfur Studios from October 22 - 25th. Opening Reception will be Friday, October 23rd from 6 - 9 PM. For more information or to submit your work please go to http://sulfurstudios.org/call-forentries-2/ $15 for up to 5 entries, students under the age of 18 may submit for free Through Oct. 12. 912 - 657 - 1122. info@ emergentsavannah.org. https://facebook. com/events/1694728860756622/. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull 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. geek-end.com/speakers/ apply. thecreativecoast.org. Creative Coast, 415 W. Boundary St. Call for Submissions for “What Is A Woman� This ongoing project aims to explore the idea and theories of modern femininity and identity, for those interested in participating: I will need a self realization short essay, which made you ponder the question: ‘what is a woman.’ Once I have gathered a sufficient amount of submissions, I will go forward with narrowing down to 15 finalists. Please send submissions to whatisawoman2015@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is October 1. Those who submit must be 21 and up, open to the LGBT community and a Savannah resident. Through Oct. 1. Online only, none. Call for Volunteers for the Savannah Food and Wine Festival The Savannah Food and Wine Festival seeks volunteers to help fill various general and leadership roles for November 9-15. All volunteers must attend one of the orientation sessions scheduled for October 20 and 22 from 5-6pm at the Tourism Leadership Council Office. For more information about becoming a general volunteer and the application, visit www.savannahfoodandwinefest. com/volunteers.html. Through Oct. 22. briana@savannahfoodandwinefest.com. savannahfoodandwinefest.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Homeschool Music Classes Music classes for homeschool students ages 8-18 and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. CoastalEmpireMusic.com. Oatland Island Seeks Memories and Recollections for 40th Anniversary Oatland Island Education Center is looking for memories of Oatland Island in honor of their 40th anniversary. People who were part of the Youth Conservation Corp that helped

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2015 Peacock Party 2015 Peacock Party celebrates the 26th anniversary of the Flannery O’Connor Home Foundation, Inc. and the ongoing effort to preserve this award-winning author’s legacy in Savannah. This annual soiree will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, a full bar, a silent auction and live entertainment. All proceeds will support ongoing programs, building maintenance and outreach initiatives at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home in Savannah. Period-appropriate dress is optional. $100 donation per person requested Fri., Oct. 2, 5-8 p.m. 912-2336014. flanneryoconnorhome@gmail.com. 216 E. Gaston St., 216 E. Gaston St. 20th Annual Bear Gala The gala benefits The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Black Tie event featuring cocktail hour with musical accompaniment, four course plated dinner, live and blind auctions and raffle. Hosted by The One Hundred, a notfor-profit philanthropic organization. $175. pp Fri., Oct. 2, 6-9:30 p.m. 912-598-9855. theonehundred.net. The Plantation Club (at The Landings), Skidaway Island. Honor Flight Casino Night COME JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF FUN AT THE FIRST ANNUAL “HONOR FLIGHT CASINO NIGHT.” THE EVENT WILL INCLUDE BEER & WINE, YOUR FAVORITE CASINO GAMES, A SILENT AUCTION AND TONS OF PRIZES. ALL ENTRY FEES WILL GO TO FUND HONOR FLIGHT’S FREE TRIPS TO WASHINGTON, D.C., FOR OUR LOCAL VETERANS. THE EVENT IS HOSTED BY VETERANS UNITED HOME LOANS. THE MISSION OF HONOR FLIGHT SAVANNAH IS TO PROVIDE ALL-EXPENSEPAID TRIPS TO D.C. FOR LOCAL WWII, KOREAN WAR, AND VIETNAM WAR VETERANS. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT HONORFLIGHTCASINONIGHT.COM Carol Megathlin, Honor Flight Savannah, 912596-1962. Ryan Ponder, Veterans United Home Loans, 912-509-0284 Starting at $30 Fri., Oct. 2, 6:30-10:30 p.m. 912-509-0284. rponder@vu.com. honorflightcasinonight. com. National Guard Armory, Eisenhower Dr. $5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds

are donated to a different charity each month. This is a regular Bikram Yoga class. ongoing. 912.356.8280. bikramyogasavannah.com. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@ savannahga.gov.

Classes, Camps & Workshops

Art Classes at 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. sethfite@gmail. com. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. Art Classes at The Studio School Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. See website, send email or call for details. 912-4846415. melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Beading Classes Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, 6 West State Street. Check website calendar or call for info. 912-441-2656. perlinabeadshop.com. Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-920-6659. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. Beginning Belly Dance Classes Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. Board Game Nights Bring your favorite board game or learn to play one of ours! Join our community of gamers and make some new friends while having an awesome time. Guild Hall members get in free, and nonmembers must simply purchase a $2 Day Pass. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. Business and Mobility Thought leaders from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and Georgia Institute of Technology will discuss business and


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mobility at a breakfast meeting co-hosted by Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Georgia Tech-Savannah. Hannah Byrne, Gulfstream’s director of Enterprise Mobile Solutions, and Russ Clark, a senior research scientist in Georgia Tech’s School of Computer Science, will lead an interactive discussion for those interested in how mobility and the Internet of Things -- machine-to-machine communication built on cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors -- can transform their business operations. The program, which is free to TAG members and $15 for non-members is open to the public and will take place on the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus at 210 Technology Circle. For more information or to register, go to http://www. tagonline.org/events/. free to TAG members and $15 for non-members and is open to the public Wed., Sep. 30, 7:30-9:30 a.m. 912-966-7913. Emily.Doherty@pe.gatech. edu. https://s01.123signup.com/servlet/Sig nUp?P=15219741911429509900&PG=152 1974182300. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S) This 2-day Splicing Specialist Training includes a complete PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student. $750.00 - fee includes course materials, book, stud materials, CD, and certification exam. Fee does not include lunch. Oct. 3-4, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern.edu. academics. georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/ professionaldevelopment/fiberoptics/. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T) This 2-day (16-hour) program is designed to offer specialist fiber optics training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. This advanced fiber optics training is strictly a practical course, but includes more background information than is typical in basic courses to allow the student to understand what they are testing and how to troubleshoot problems in long-haul and short-haul fiber optics networks. $675.00 / $700.00 after 8/24/15 - Fee includes course materials, book, study materials, CD, and certification exam. Fee does not include lunch. Oct. 1-2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern.edu. academics. georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/ professionaldevelopment/fiberoptics/. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course (CFOT) This introductory 3-day fiber optic tech course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician. This Fiber Optic Training combines theory and 85% hands-on activities to prepare the continues on p. 44

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Pack a picnic and enjoy fantastic music and fun family activities in beautiful Forsyth Park. This unique free event features stunning repertoire from the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Come early to enjoy local band and choral students at the Forsyth Park Bandshell. The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra performs at 7:00pm. This year's picnic theme is "Hollywood in the Park!" Pack a themed picnic and enter to win fabulous prizes from Parker's!

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student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optic Technician) test that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given and graded the final class day. $700.00 / $725 after 8/24/15; fee includes course materials, book, study materials, CD, and certification exam Through Sep. 30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-478-5551. conted@ georgiasouthern.edu. academics. georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/ professionaldevelopment/fiberoptics/. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Champions Training Center Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. Chinese Language Classes The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Clay Classes Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. claystudio@gmail.com. Boating Classes Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. savannahaux.com. Creativity Coaching Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at www.laurenl.com/ creativity_coaching/ or contact Creativity@ LaurenL.com ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. DUI Prevention Group Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. Krav Maga / Tactical Self Defense: Dynamic Defensive Tactics combines the Israeli self defense techniques of Krav Maga with tactical fighting concepts. This is NOT a martial art but a no nonsense approach to self defense. With over 37 years of experience, Roger D’Onofrio will teach you solutions, which are aggressive, simple and effective, to the violent situations of today. Note: these are private sessions for adults only. ongoing. 912-308-7109. ddt_910@ yahoo.com. Family Law Workshop The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute 44 Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and

Call for Applicants for “The Gift You Never Wanted”

We are often given gifts that are unsightly, unseemly, or straight out of a nightmare. Often these “gifts” stay with us, sometimes for the better. The gifts we never wanted take many forms, both physically and emotionally. In the end we have to ask—are gifts given for the sender or the receiver? For the exhibition The Gift You Never Wanted, Non-Fiction Gallery seeks works of art that explore the idea of the gift as a burden or a blessing. Artists of all media and practice are invited to submit to this open-ended theme. To submit to The Gift You Never Wanted, please pay your application fee below and send between four and six images to exhibitions@artrisesavannah.org by midnight on November 7th. Exhibition dates December 18-January 2. Sep. 16-Nov. 7. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. Figure Drawing Classes Tuesdays 6-9pm and Wednesdays 9:3012:30am. $60/4-session package or $20 drop-in fee. At the Studio School. ongoing. 912-484-6415. melindaborysevicz@gmail. com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Full Day of AcroYoga w/JeanJacques Gabriel Embrace The Elements - 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Acrobatic Washing Machines - 3:30 - 6:00 pm Two workshops with JeanJacques from Philly will get you in the air and flying in no time! No experience necessary and no partner required! $40 for one/$75 for both - Early Bird $30/$55 until 9/27 Sat., Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 912-200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre. com. savannahyogabarre.com/workshops. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. 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: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-

3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha.com/NRC. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Knitting & Crochet Classes Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. Leadership Skills for the FrontLine Manager Through this 8-week course, faculty from the University’s management, marketing and law fields provide hands-on training in core supervisory/managerial skills, devoting each 4-hour session to a single topic. Offered several times a year since 2000, this course also serves individuals who have been in a leadership role for a longer period but want additional knowledge and practical skills to improve their style or learn how to handle personnel issues. $750.00 per person / $800.00 after 8/26/15; Corporate Fee: $675.00 per person (4+ from the same firm) / $725.00 after 8/26/15 Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern.edu. academics. georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/ professionaldevelopment/leadershipskills/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Music Instruction Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering instruction by professional musicians. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums and guitar.

All ages welcome. ongoing. 912-358-0054. georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels in Guitar (electric, acoustic,classical), Piano, Bass, Voice, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory/Composition/Songwriting. 609 69th Street, Savannah GA. ongoing. 912398-8828. smisavannah@gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. Photography Classes Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. Piano Lessons Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. 912-312-3977. ongoing. georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Piano Voice-Coaching Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 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.. 912-4785551. conted@georgiasouthern.edu. academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/ programs/personaldevelopment/yoga/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Project Management Course Real World Applications Discover a documented step-by-step guideline for managing projects. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of strategic and real world scenarios. Course Outline: Day 1, Initiation and Closing Projects Day 2, Success Planning for Projects Day 3, Project Simulation for Execution Day 4, Project Control and Project Manager Professional Responsibility. $1300.00 per


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person - includes a copy of the PMBOK from PMI. New fifth edition. Tue., Oct. 6, 6-9 p.m. 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern. edu. academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ ce/programs/professionaldevelopment/ projectmanagement/. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. 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. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Russian Language Classes Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SAT Math Prep - Fall Classes This 6-week course focuses on thinking strategies and skill development needed for maximizing scores on the math portion of the SAT. $160.00 per person Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.. 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern.edu. academics. georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/ personaldevelopment/satprepsavannah/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. SAT Prep for Critical Reading, Vocabulary, and Writing - Fall Classes This 6-week course focuses on strategies used in active reading that pertain specifically to the SAT, and addresses writing strategies used on possible topics during the writing portion. $160.00 per person Mondays, 6-8 p.m.. 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern.edu. academics. georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/ personaldevelopment/satprepsavannah/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. 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.. 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern.edu. academics. 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.. 912478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern. edu. academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ ce/programs/professionaldevelopment/ shrmcert/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

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Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com. Buccaneer Region SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. Business Networking on the Islands Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. 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. Faith Based Business Networking Event - Savannah Our mission is to Grow, Encourage, Inspire, Ignite & Equip Christian Business owners on how to do business with a Kingdom mindset. We promote and celebrate excellence in the business arena while developing the future generations of leaders through Christian values, disciplines, honor, integrity and expression of skills. Register early before the event closes out and please share this event by inviting a guest. Free first Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. 912-257-6248. info@kbnalliance. com. https://eventbrite.com/e/christianbusiness-networking-event-savannahtickets-17883772846. Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs A club focusing on weaving, spinning, continues on p. 46

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1 Curly-tailed Japanese dog 6 Bit of turf 10 Bone with teeth 13 Gets back to full strength 15 Debtor’s loss 16 Fireplace accumulation 17 Overcharge for a cigar? 19 Show set in Las Vegas 20 Bygone oath 21 Big name in oats 23 Los ___ (“La Bamba” group) 26 Public expressions of thanks 28 Bit of wishful thinking 30 Before, for poets 31 Stacks of wax 32 Bit of hair gel 33 “___ my keep” 35 Society page newcomer 36 Extinguished, as a candle 38 Meet in the middle? 42 Dessert often served a la mode 43 Many, with “a” 45 Prefix for pressure 46 “Honest” guy 47 Address from a rev. 48 Skyping accessory, maybe 50 Hay dummy?

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1 Radius setting 2 Mauna ___ (Hawaii’s highest peak) 3 German pronoun 4 Adopt 5 Pixar movie with an entomological theme 6 Can recycler, sometimes 7 Beirut’s country: Abbr. 8 Not at all transparent 9 It may start as a flat ring 10 Hoist one player in a chess game? 11 Balance sheet heading 12 Helicopter sounds 14 Place for relaxation 18 Descendants of 31-Across 22 “You’ve got mail”

hearer 23 Pot tops 24 In the blink ___ eye 25 Carnival announcer that surfaces from the water? 27 “Ready ___ ...” 29 “___-haw!” 34 Austrian psychiatrist Alfred 35 The accused 37 Guy who might try to put whiskey in your meal 39 “I shall return,” e.g. 40 Antioxidant-rich berry 41 Mountain cat 44 Full-voiced 46 Tree in a giraffe’s diet 47 It may “let out” in the afternoon 49 Gets on the plane 50 Knocked over, as milk 51 Annual sports awards since 1993 52 “Trap Queen” rapper Fetty ___ 56 Focus of “Straight Outta Compton” 59 Start to exist? 60 Jazz Masters org. 61 Word with plug or bud 62 Some hosp. employees

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basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Georgia Nature Photographers Association-Coastal Chapter Coastal Chapter of the GNPA. The GNPA is 100% focused on nature photography and offers Field Trips, Monthly Speakers, Competitions, Seminars and Workshops and the Annual EXPO with prominent nature photographers and keynote speakers. Photographers of all levels are welcome! $35 per year first Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-234-2571. alfie.wace@gmail.com. gnpa.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. 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. 912-5961962. honorflightsavannah.org. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Knittin’ Night Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-238-0514. wildfibresavannah.com/. Wild Fibre, 409 East Liberty St. Low Country Turners A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. athenapluto@yahoo.com. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St. Safe Kids Savannah A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday 46 each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website

Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. vvasav.com. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.

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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. gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland, Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.

or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. charlesfund@gmail. com. panerabread.com/. Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Go Green Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub.org. barnesrestaurant.com. Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. Savannah Newcomers Club Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events to help learn about Savannah and make new friends. ongoing. savannahnewcomersclub.

com. Savannah Parrot Head Club Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc@yahoo.com. savannahphc. com. Society for Creative Anachronism Meets every Saturday at the south end of Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. For people interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Free Saturdays, 11 a.m.. savannahsca.org. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Savannah Story Games A group that plays games that tell improvised stories. Create an amazing story in just three hours, using group games with special rules that craft characters, settings, and conflicts. Sundays at 6pm. free Saturdays, 6 p.m.. info@savannahstorygames.com. savannahstorygames.com. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. Savannah Toastmasters Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Veggies and Vegans Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. PICKBlues Trinity: A Tribute to the 3 Kings This concert is all about music, community, and our local Savannah camaraderie. A melting pot of best-of Savannah musicians paying homage to the “3 Kings” of the blues: Albert, Freddie, and B.B. King. This concert is led by Savannah’s own blues guitarist and vocalist Eric Culberson. B.B.’s drummer, Tony Coleman, will also be joining the band for a few songs. Accompanied by a four piece horn section, a B3 Hammond organ, and many special guests – this will be a show not to miss. $21 general admission Thu., Oct. 1, 7:30-10 p.m. 912-525-5050. lucastheatre.com/schedule/blues-trinity-atribute-to-the-3-kings/. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Concert: A.J. Croce Americana legend A.J. Croce, son of Jim Croce, performs at Dollhouse. 21+ event. $25 advance, $35 at door Sat., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. dollhouse-productions.tumblr.com/. Dollhouse Productions, 980 Industry Dr. Concert: Britt Scott and Jackson Evans Trinity’s Friday Lunchtime Concert Series blends local and regional musicians from very different genres and musical backgrounds on the stage. Fri., Oct. 2, 12:15-12:45 p.m. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Concert: Choral Evensong Celebrating Michaelmus, the first of seven evensongs, the St. John’s choir of adults and teens with guest choristers from the surrounding area, is honored and excited to preserve this long-loved tradition of choral singing. Under the direction of St. John’s Organist/Choirmaster, Steven Branyon, the composers will include Murrill, Bedford, Dering, Arcadelt, Bach and Morricone. Food and wine reception to follow at the Green Meldrim House. Sun., Oct. 4. stjohnssav. org/. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 West Macon Street. Concert: Matthew West and Francesca Battistelli With special guest Mr. Talkbox. Sat., Oct. 3, 6 p.m. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Concert: Songs from Childhood Tanya Gabrielian presents a childhoodthemed concert. The first half of the program will focus on a reflection of the pianist’s childhood including suites and


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sonatas by Bach that are very dear to her heart. The second half of the concert will express Schumann and Debussy’s reflections on childhood. Special visual presentations will enhance this lively concert. Thu., Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. about. armstrong.edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. First Friday for Folk Music Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. $5 donation first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 912-8981876. savannahfolk.org. fpc.presbychurch. net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. GMEA District Honor Choir Sat., Oct. 3, 2 p.m. about.armstrong. edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Martin Experience Event With Corey Congilio. Event sponsored by Martin Guitar. Free Wed., Sep. 30, 7-8:30 p.m. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Picnic in the Park Enjoy fantastic music and fun family activities in beautiful Forsyth Park. This unique event features a stunning repertoire from the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Come early to enjoy local band, choral, and orchestral students at the Forsyth Park Bandshell. The Philharmonic performs at 7 p.m. This year’s picnic theme is “Hollywood in the Park!” Presented by the Savannah Philharmonic, the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Parker’s. Free and open to the public Sun., Oct. 4, 4-9 p.m. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Dance

Adult Ballet Class Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-8745. Adult Intermediate Ballet Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. Wednesdays. 912-921-2190. Argentine Tango Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per person. Wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-925-7416. savh_tango@yahoo.com. Awaken with Chakradance™ A free-flowing, meditative dance, with eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery. No dance experience or chakras knowledge needed. $20 ongoing, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ comcast.net. chakradance.com/. synergisticbodies.com. Synergistic Bodies, 7901 Waters Ave. Ballroom Group Dance Class Weekly ballroom dance classes focus on two types of dance each month. Open to partners/couples or to solos. The $35 for 4 weeks or $10 drop in Mondays, 7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson

Memorial Drive. Ballroom/Latin Group Class Group classes every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesdays focus on fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday’s classes are more specific, with advanced elements. $15/person and $25/ couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Beginner’s Belly Dance Classes Learn basic moves and choreography with local Belly Dancer, Nicole Edge. Class is open to all ages and skill levels. Walk-ins welcome. 15.00 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. 912-596-0889. edgebelly@gmail.com. edgebellydance.com. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Beginners Belly Dance Classes Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. cairoonthecoast.com. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle For those with little-to-no dance background. Instructor is formally trained, has performed for over ten years. $15/person. Tues. 7pm8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. info@cybelle3.com. cybelle3.com. C.C. Express Dance Team

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Dance for Peace A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. xavris21@yahoo.com. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Dance Lessons (Salsa, Bachata) Learn to dance Salsa & Bachata. For info, call Austin (912-704-8726) or Omar (Spanish - 787-710-6721). Thursdays. 912-704-8726. salsa@salsasavannah.com. salsasavannah. com. Great Gatsby, 408 West Broughton Street. Dance Party 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. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. 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@ chathamcounty.org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. FUNdamentals Dance Lesson Group dance lessons every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesday: fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday: advanced elements. $15/person $25/ couple Tuesdays, 8 p.m. and Wednesdays, 8 p.m.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@ gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Home Cookin’ Cloggers Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Irish Dance Classes Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Wednesdays.. 912-704-2052. prideofirelandga@gmail. com. Kids/Youth Dance Class Kids Group class on various Ballroom and Latin dances. Multiple teachers. Ages 4-17 currently enrolled in the program. Prepares youth for social and/or competitive dancing. $15/person Saturdays, 10 a.m. 912-3353335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. LaBlast- Dance Fitness designed by Louis Van Amstel from DWTS Created by world renowned dancer and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” professional, Louis Van Amstel, LaBlast uniquely combines a wide variety of ballroom dance styles and music genres. Do the Cha Cha Cha, Disco, Jive, Merengue, Salsa and Samba set to everything from pop and rock to hip-hop and country – and burn fat and blast calories! No experience and no partner necessary. $15.00 drop in or 10 classes for $80.00 Mondays, 6-7 p.m. and Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Line Dancing Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. ongoing. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Dance classes - hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-2728329. 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.

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Tuesdays.. salsasavannah.com. Salsa Night Come and shake it to the best latin grooves and bachata the night away in Pooler where it’s cooler. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. 912988-1052. medi.tavern314@gmail.com. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Savannah Shag Club Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Sizzle: Dance and Cardio A class designed to maintain that summer body by dancing and having fun. Incorporates dance and cardio to fun, spicy songs. $10 drop in or 10 classes for $80 Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912312-3549. reservetodance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

Events

SEPT 30-OCT 6, 2015

16th Annual Pumpkin Patch Carnival-style games for children, face painting, and many photo ops with the Pumpkin Fairy and among autumn displays. This year a Fortune Teller will join the games, which include Fish Pond, Ring the Pumpkin, Pick a Pumpkin, Bean Bag Toss, Pumpkin Toss, Pumpkin Wheel of Fortune and Creepy Feels. Pumpkins of all sizes, giant mums, hay bales, cornstalks, home and garden decorations, and baked goods will be for sale. Free admission, game tickets $1; cash only Sat., Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. 1st Thursdays Professionals Networking Mixer The 100 Black Men of Savannah present a mixer for all Professionals in the Greater Savannah area. This is a great event for networking as well as a chance for newcomers to the coastal empire to meet new fun and interesting people. No admission cost. Food and drinks for purchase on your own. Dress attire is business casual. Door prizes, live music. free to attend..food & drink own your own first Thursday of every month, 6-9 p.m. oglesbyh@gmail.com. Cocktail Co., 10 Whitaker Street. 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.. 805-60348 5620. Info@urbanadventurequest.com.

UrbanAdventureQuest.com. Franklin Square, Montgomery and St. Julian Streets. 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. anahatahealingarts.com/healing-aha/. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. Big Nasty Jeep Jam 2015 The Big Nasty Jeep Jam for 2015 replaces the previous LCMR Jeep Show as has an expanded obstacle course, day and night time trail rides, mud bogging, camping, live music and so much more. Pre-register until September 27th and covers all 3 days of the event (Oct 2-4). Proceeds go to charity. Fri., Oct. 2, 2 p.m.-midnight, Sat., Oct. 3, 8-midnight and Sun., Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-321-9166. lowcountrymudrats@gmail. com. bignastyjeepjam.org. Big Nasty Off Road Park, 1 Stagecoach Rd. Cars and Coffee The Richmond Hill Historical Society and Museum will host Cars and Coffee, a monthly event showcasing unique, rare and antique cars. The title sponsor is JC Lewis, with additional support from H + L Tire and Earl’s Auto Craft. Coffee is provided by Espresso Hill. Car owners can bring in a car and interact with other automobile enthusiasts. Visitors can bring the family to view the cars and tour the Richmond Hill History Museum, formerly the Henry Ford Kindergarten. Cars and Coffee will take place the first Saturday of each month, March through October. Free; 25 cents for coffee with a $1 donation to the museum first Saturday of every month, 9-11 a.m.. 912-756-3697. richmondhillmuseum.com. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. City Council Meeting Every other Thursday, 2 p.m. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. PICKCommon Grounds Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. facebook.com/commongroundssavannah. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. Coptoberfest Coptoberfest is designed to encourage citizens to find out where their police precincts are located, visit the precinct, and meet their precinct commanders, officers and detectives. The precincts will be open to the public from 4-6 p.m. Everyone who visits their precinct will be rewarded with

Coptoberfest giveaways and a wristband to get free food at SCMPD Headquarters from 5-8 p.m. Thu., Oct. 1, 4-8 p.m. SavannahChatham Metro Police Department, 201 Habersham Street. First Friday Fireworks Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. Free first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. info@riverstreetsavannah.com. riverstreetsavannah.com/event/first-fridayfireworks. Rousakis Plaza, River St. First Friday Oyster Roast Enjoy oysters, cocktails and live music and take a tour of the new Whitman Yacht. first Friday of every month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. westinsavannah.com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Free Monthly Expectant & New Parent Support Group This FREE monthly support group is held on the first Tuesday of each month. No pre-registration is required. Please join us for conversation, support and refreshments. Children are welcome! FREE first Tuesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-544-6387. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Gimme Sum Sugar Annual Fundraiser Annual fundraiser for the Batey Rehab Project. Live music, art exhibition, silent auction, raffles and so much more. Information for the event will be updated on the BRP website events page. $5 (suggested donation) at door Sat., Oct. 3, 5-9 p.m. 480-510-8429. events@thebrp. org. thebateyrehabproject.org/calendar-ofevents.html. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. Goodwill of the Coastal Empire’s 50th Anniversary Celebrate 50 years of Goodwill of the Coastal Empire. During the anniversary reception, a VIP fashion show emceed by stylist Ashley Borders will showcase local designers collaborating with Goodwill. Thu., Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Goodwill Industries, 7220 Sallie Mood Dr. 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. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Halloween Terrorfest Savannah’s first horror convention features comic books, toys, cosplay, collectibles, special guests and all things scary. Oct. 3-4. retromegacomiccon.com. aleeshrine.com. Alee Shriner’s Temple, 100 Eisenberg Dr. Junior League of Savannah Thrift Sale This annual event draws thousands of shoppers from the across the Low Country to purchase both needed household goods and unique treasures. Merchandise includes appliances, children’s clothes and toys, holiday decorations, books, housewares, linens, sporting goods, furniture and much

more. The sale reopens as a $10 grab bag event from 2:30-3pm for all ticket holders. $5 Sat., Oct. 3, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 912-6516550. savannahcivic.com. savannahcivic. com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Let the Strut Begin Reveal Party After 10 years of fashion curation, House of Strut will open its doors in the Starland District, revealing decades of authentic vintage clothing, jewelry, flare, accessories and art for women, men and kids. Opening shin-dig on Friday, October 2nd at 5 PM. Enjoy music, art, fashion, beverages, and entertainment all in vintage style. FREE Fri., Oct. 2, 5-10 p.m. 912-398-0138. houseofstrut.com. House of Strut, 17 West 41st Street. 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. 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. Ossabaw Island Indigo Day Trip Learn the history and technique of making and dyeing fabrics with blue pigment from naturally-growing indigo plants on Ossabaw Island on the Georgia coast. On this workshop/day trip to Ossabaw Island, indigo dye expert Donna Hardy will share the history of indigo, provide instruction on creating dye vats and guide participants through the dyeing process. Please bring your own natural fabric or yarn that you would like to dye indigo blue. Each participant receives a commemorative workshop t-shirt to dye. $125 Sat., Oct. 3. Ossabaw Island, 1 Cane Patch Rd. PBJ Pantry A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. PICKRichmond 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 Storytellers Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Science on Tap: Our Changing Earth Dr. Matthew Draud, Armstrong professor and head of the Biology Department, will discuss how the vastness of time hinders human appreciation of processes that span from the past and into the future. In addition, he will examine how humans have transformed the earth, presenting new environmental challenges. Wed., Sep. 30, 6 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West


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Liberty Street. 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. savannahsca.org. 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. info@southboundbrewingco. com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Spanish Tall Ship El Galeon Andalucia This 170ft long, 500 ton replica of the 16th century Spanish galleon, now renamed the San Pelayo, will visit Savannah again this year. $10 adults, $5 children 5-12 Through Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. riverstreetsavannah. com/. River Street, River St. Step Up Savannah Annual Breakfast Meeting Step Up hosts an annual meeting and breakfast, which is open to all of our partners, business leaders, and the general public. Free Fri., Oct. 2, 8-10 a.m. 912.232.6747. https://facebook.com/ events/1624838847804152/. savannahtech. edu/. Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd. Stranger Than Fiction: An Exploration of the Extraordinary in Old Savannah This October, see historical entertainment on the many extraordinary ideas, beliefs and objects with which people in the 1920s would have been familiar, including visualization of the supernatural, phantasmagoria, Frankenstein, animal magnetism and the court of death. Attention will be paid to spiritual convictions of Lowcountry African Americans of the past. Not suitable for children under 12 years old. $22 in advance, $25 at door Fridays, 7:30 p.m.. info@davenporthousemuseum. org. davenporthousemuseum.org. davenporthousemuseum.org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. This and That Thrift Sale Fundraiser Shop a variety of wares at this church fundraising thrift sale. Sat., Oct. 3, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-980-2355. St. Peter’s A.M.E. Church, 626 Staley Ave. Under The Rainbow On Thursday nights come out to the coolest spot in Pooler for Under The Rainbow. Every week we will host a different event that will cater to those that play over, around and under the rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way.

Festivals

The Birth of the American Dream: How the Real Mad Men Changed the World

Join us as Dr. Stan Deaton, The Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society delivers the Keynote Address of the 2016 Georgia History Festival -- an exploration of the ordinary and extraordinary people and events that led a revolution in the twenty years following World War II, and created the most powerful and affluent society in history. Free and open to the public. Free Thu., Oct. 1, 6-7 p.m. 434-996-7085. media@ georgiahistory.com. georgiahistoryfestival. org/events/creating-the-brand-how-thereal-mad-men-changed-america-forever/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. GreenFest 2015 GreenFest 2015 is a sustainability festival for businesses and organizations to show the public how they practice sustainability. There will be workshops and a take-home activity to provide sustainable solutions for your life! If you are interested in being a vendor, use the same URL to register. Free Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-478-5895. cfs@georgiasouthern.edu. academics. georgiasouthern.edu/sustainability/events/ greenfest/. Bulloch County Courthouse Lawn, 2 N. Main street. 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 armstrong.edu. Through Oct. 15. 912-344-3050. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. PICKOktoberfest It’s a Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oompah Dancing celebration at the 32nd Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street. Enjoy a bit of Germany, Savannah style with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and of course the famous Wiener Dog Races hosted by Savannah Morning News. There will be regional arts and crafts exhibitors and live entertainment on the Arbor Stage all weekend long. Oct. 2-4. riverstreetsavannah. com/. River Street, River St.

Fitness

$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. $8 Mondays-Fridays, Sundays. (912) 349-2756. info@savannahpoweryoga. com. savannahpoweryoga.com. savannahpoweryoga.com/. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. 5Rhythms A moving meditation. A path to higher vibration. A spiritual practice for some. A workout for others. With limited guidance and an eclectic mix of music, each person moves through the 5 rhythms of: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. In this practice the “energy” of these rhythms is explored through each persons authentic way of moving. There is no right or wrong

way and no steps to follow. No experience is needed. Led by Dana Danielson. First Thursday of every month. Sign up at savannahyogabarre.com or simply show up. ongoing. danadanielson.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 E Victory Drive. $8 Community Meditation Classes Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912-349-2756. savannahpoweryoga.com/. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Al-Anon Family Groups An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The message of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope for friends/family of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. savannahalanon.com. Barre Classes Looking for a fun way to tone and burn calories? Savannah Yoga Barre offers daily barre classes to help you reach your fitness goals. Diverse classes ensure there’s something for everyone. All levels are encouraged to attend. Start where you are and go from there. Classes start as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 6:45 p.m. $15 drop-in or use class pass ongoing. 912200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga

Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Beach Body Workouts with Laura MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Beginning Pole Fitness Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. 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. egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr.

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Breema Join us October 3 and every first Saturday 10-12. Discover a practical and transformative approach to life and health. Receiving Breema bodywork releases deeply held tension in the body, mind and feelings. Breema is a way to practice being present. Taught by Laura Ike. Open to community. Donation jar. Call 912 658-5592 with questions. first Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. 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. smoothyoga@hotmail.com. unityofsavannah.org/. 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. 912200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Exercise Class Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Fitness Classes at the JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. 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. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Dude’s Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. 50 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. amanda@channelyourinnerathlete.com. channelyourinnerathlete.com/work-with-me/ sports-conditioning-boot-camp/. 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 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ 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. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. 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. 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. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. 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. 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 Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. 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. savannahyoga.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. douladeliveries.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Simple meditation in motion. Done standing. Tuesday evening @ St. Thomas Episcopal, Isle of Hope. 5.45pm. Balance, Breath, Calm. Taught by Tricia Richardson. 658-5592. Tuesdays. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave. Qigong Classes Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 ongoing. qigongtim.com/. Renagade Workout Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. 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. rocknbodyfitnessbootcamp@gmail.com. rocknbodyfitnessbootcamp.com. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Ladies Day at Savannah Climbing Coop

Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Disc Golf Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. SIZZLE- Dance Cardio The hottest cardio class to keep or get you in shape for summer. Sizzle is designed to give you cardio, strengthening, and stretch training that you need for that bikini body. Enroll now and get the first class free. $10.00 or $80 for 10 classes Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Somatic Movement Improvisation This class is for everyone who moves! Improve your dynamic alignment, breath, grounding, and the ability to access fluid movement. You will improve in 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 Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-2004809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout Lose calories while dancing and kick-boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Yoga for Meditators One hour of gentle slow flow and yin yoga with breath work to prepare the body to sit comfortably in meditation, followed


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by a half hour guided meditation based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness based stress reduction program to reduce anxiety, depression and chronic pain. You will experience a full cycle of self-care starting with the body and ending with the mind. By practicing mindfulness in this way you may experience a deeper connection with the world and your place in it and a more accepting attitude towards life’s difficulties. Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM, $10. Visit savannahzencenter.com or find us on Facebook. Located at 640 E 40th and Reynolds (we have moved from the Habersham Village location). Text (912) 429-7265 for more info. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. 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.

Food Events

German Beer Dinner Churchill’s will take on a distinctively German vibe as Rob Nelson, specialist importer for Merchant Du Vin, leads guests through a special pairing menu. This one-ofa-kind event will be held at 10 Downing, the private event space located on the second floor of the restaurant. Tickets include a welcome beer and a four-course menu with a beer pairing for each course. $59 Oct. 1, 7 p.m. 912-232-8501. thebritishpub.com. thebritishpub.com. Churchill’s Pub, 13 West Bay St. Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday rain or shine from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Islands Community Church located at 111 Walthour Road on Wilmington Island. Includes Artisans Market on the First Saturday of every month, guest chefs, local non-profit groups, special guests and musical guests, story time for kids of all ages, crafty corner on the last Saturday of the month, monthly Charitable Organizations, Healthy Kids Club, and shop with Chef. FREE 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. 912844-0920. wifarmersmakerpr@aol.com. wifarmersmarket.org/fall-schedule.html. Islands Community Church, 111 Walthour Rd.

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PICKForsyth Farmers Market Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. German Beer Dinner Churchill’s will take on a distinctively German vibe as Rob Nelson, specialist importer for Merchant Du Vin, leads guests through a special pairing menu. This one-ofa-kind event will be held at 10 Downing, the private event space located on the second floor of the restaurant. Tickets include a welcome beer and a four-course menu with a beer pairing for each course. $59 912-2328501. thebritishpub.com. thebritishpub.com. Churchill’s Pub, 13 West Bay St. Honey Tasting and Body Care Samples + Store Tour Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Free Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. 912-234-0688. jessie@savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Prepare Sunday Suppers at Union Mission Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a

meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. Tybee Island Farmers Market Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave. Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday rain or shine from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Islands Community Church located at 111 Walthour Road on Wilmington Island. Includes Artisans Market on the First Saturday of every month, guest chefs, local non-profit groups, special guests and musical guests, story time for kids of all ages, crafty corner on the last Saturday of the month, monthly Charitable Organizations, Healthy Kids Club, and shop with Chef. FREE 912844-0920. wifarmersmakerpr@aol.com. wifarmersmarket.org/fall-schedule.html. Islands Community Church, 111 Walthour Rd.

Health

Armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a permanent drop box for disposing of unused prescription drugs and over the counter medication. In the lobby of the University Police building on campus.

Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. ongoing. 912-344-3333. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 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.. 912-356-2887. Free Hearing and Speech Screening Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health Care for Uninsured People Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.continues on p. 52

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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 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. savannahypnosis.com. 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 first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. Living Smart Fitness Club An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics

at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. 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 tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular,

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19

The next seven weeks will NOT be a favorable time to fool around with psychic vampires and charismatic jerks. I recommend you avoid the following mistakes, as well: failing to protect the wounded areas of your psyche; demanding perfection from those you care about; and trying to fulfill questionable desires that have led you astray in the past. Now I’ll name some positive actions you’d be wise to consider: hunting for skillful healers who can relieve your angst and aches; favoring the companionship of people who are empathetic and emotionally intelligent; and getting educated about how to build the kind of intimacy you can thrive on.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20

You may have seen websites that offer practical tips on how to improve your mastery of life’s little details. They tell you how to de-clutter your home, or how to keep baked goods from going stale, or why you should shop for shoes at night to get the best fit. I recently come across a humorous site that provides the opposite: bad life tips. For instance, it suggests that you make job interviews less stressful by only applying for jobs you don’t want. Put your laptop in cold water to prevent overheating. To save time, brush your teeth while you eat. In the two sets of examples I’ve just given, it’s easy to tell the difference between which tips are trustworthy and which aren’t. But in the coming days, you might find it more challenging to distinguish between the good advice and bad advice you’ll receive. Be very discerning.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20

On a windy afternoon last spring I was walking through a quiet neighborhood in Berkeley. In one yard there was a garden plot filled with the young green stems of as-yet unidentifiable plants. Anchored in their midst was a small handwritten sign. Its message seemed to be directed not at passers-by like me but at the sprouts themselves. “Grow faster, you little bastards!” the sign said -- as if the blooming things might be bullied into ripening. I hope you’re smart enough not to make similar demands on yourself and those you care about, Gemini. It’s not even necessary. I suspect that everything in your life will just naturally grow with vigor in the coming weeks. SEPT 30-OCT 6, 2015

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“I am rooted, but I flow,” wrote Virginia Woolf in her novel *The Waves.* That paradoxical image reminds me of you right now. You are as grounded as a tree and as fluid as a river. Your foundation is deep and strong, even as you are resilient in your ability to adapt to changing circumstances. This is your birthright as a Cancerian! Enjoy and use the blessings it confers. (P.S. If for some strange reason you’re not experiencing an exquisite version of what I’ve

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

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need sanctuary! I deserve sanctuary!”

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22

Your fellow Sagittarian Walt Disney accomplished a lot. He was a pioneer in the art of animation and made movies that won numerous Academy Awards. He built theme parks, created an entertainment empire, and amassed fantastic wealth. Why was he so successful? In part because he had high standards, worked hard, and harbored an obsessive devotion to his quirky vision. If you aspire to cultivate any of those qualities, now is a favorable time to raise your mastery to the next level. Disney had one other trait you might consider working on: He liked to play the game of life by his own rules. For example, his favorite breakfast was doughnuts dipped in Scotch whisky. What would be your equivalent?

Should I offer my congratulations? You have corralled a gorgeous mess of problems that are more interesting and provocative than everyone else’s. It’s unclear how long this odd good fortune will last, however. So I suggest you act decisively to take maximum advantage of the opportunities that your dilemmas have cracked open. If anyone can turn the heartache of misplaced energy into practical wisdom, you can. If anyone can harness chaos to drum up new assets, it’s you. Is it possible to be both cunning and conscientious, both strategic and ethical? For you right now, I think it is.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Let’s say you have walked along the same path or driven down the same road a thousand times. Then, one day, as you repeat your familiar route, a certain object or scene snags your attention for the first time. Maybe it’s a small fountain or a statue of the Buddhist goddess Guanyin or a wall with graffiti that says “Crap happens, but so does magic.” It has always been there. You’ve been subconsciously aware of it. But at this moment, for unknown reasons, it finally arrives in your conscious mind. I believe this is an apt metaphor for your life in the next week. More than once, you will suddenly tune in to facts, situations, or influences that had previously been invisible to you. That’s a good thing! But it might initially bring a jolt.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22

The 20th century’s most influential artist may have been Pablo Picasso. He created thousands of paintings, and was still churning them out when he was 91 years old. A journalist asked him which one was his favorite. “The next one,” he said. I suggest you adopt a similar attitude in the coming weeks, Libra. What you did in the past is irrelevant. You should neither depend on nor be weighed down by anything that has come before. For now, all that matters are the accomplishments and adventures that lie ahead of you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21

A windbreak is a line of stout trees or thick bushes that provides shelter from the wind. I think you need a metaphorical version: someone or something to shield you from a relentless force that has been putting pressure on you; a buffer zone or protected haven where you can take refuge from a stressful barrage that has been hampering your ability to act with clarity and grace. Do you know what you will have to do to get it? Here’s your battle cry: “I

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19

October is Fix the Fundamentals Month. It will be a favorable time to substitute good habits for bad habits. You will attract lucky breaks and practical blessings as you work to transform overwrought compulsions into rigorous passions. You will thrive as you seek to discover the holy yearning that’s hidden at the root of devitalizing addictions. To get started, instigate free-wheeling experiments that will propel you out of your sticky rut and in the direction of a percolating groove.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Have you made your travel plans yet? Have you plotted your escape? I hope you will hightail it to a festive playground where some of your inhibitions will shrink, or else journey to a holy spot where your spiritual yearnings will ripen. What would be even better is if you made a pilgrimage to a place that satisfied both of those agendas -- filled up your senses with novel enticements and fed your hunger for transcendent insights. Off you go, Aquarius! Why aren’t you already on your way? If you can’t manage a real getaway in the near future, please at least stage a jailbreak for your imagination.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20

Pablo Neruda’s *Book of Questions* consists entirely of 316 questions. It’s one of those rare texts that makes no assertions and draws no conclusions. In this spirit, and in honor of the sphinx-like phase you’re now passing through, I offer you six pertinent riddles: 1. What is the most important thing you have never done? 2. How could you play a joke on your fears? 3. Identify the people in your life who have made you real to yourself. 4. Name a good old thing you would have to give up in order to get a great new thing. 5. What’s the one feeling you want to feel more than any other in the next three years?. 6. What inspires you to love?


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Free Monthly Support Group (First Tuesday of every month) Erigo Savannah has created a new environment where all are welcome to discuss and learn different ways to enjoy parenthood. This is a free event with refreshments served. FREE first Tuesday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m.. 912-544-6387. http://erigosavannah.com/. erigosavannah. com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen 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. westbroadstreetymca.org. 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. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. Wilmington Island Farmers Market, 111 Walthour Rd. 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. irishdancsav@ aol.com. Rexie the T-Rex Rexie the T-Rex is an anatomically perfect puppet and stands over 8’ tall and 12’ long, providing kids and their families the opportunity to learn about this “king” of the dinosaurs that roamed what is now the U.S. and Canada during the Cretaceous Period, about 65 million years ago. But this gentler juvenile version of the world’s largest carnivore will also offer a unique interactive opportunity to make friends and take pictures. Sat., Oct. 3, 11 a.m. savannahmall. com. savannahmall.com/. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. 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. Theatre: Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books that will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long! In Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a

Play!”, Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense in a rollicking adventure perfect for young audiences. Runs Sept 25-Oct 4, weekends only. Visit www.savannahchildrenstheatre. org for more details. 12-15 Fri., Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m., Sat., Oct. 3, 3-5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 4, 3-5 p.m. 912-238-9015. eventinfo@savannahchildrenstheatre.org. savannahchildrenstheatre.org. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. 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 naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/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. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

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First City Network Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985), is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. Gay AA Meeting True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. Georgia Equality Savannah Local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay continues on p. 54

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How I Met My Mortality draft of every single contract—baptism by redline. psychicyourpalerin@gmail.com As an assistant, I am included in every www.yourpalerin.com part of the process, from editing scripts to processing production reports. While Kids, back in the year 1995 I saw a DisI love the endless supply of Left Brain covery Channel documentary chronistimulation, the actor inside of me is sitcling a group of mathematicians who ting idle and itching to get out. While my inadvertently created an algorithm mind is cultivating tremendous business predicting the exact date that man will acumen, my spirit is sewing seeds of restmaster time travel. Realizing I’d been lessness that will haunt me for the better given the coordinates to The Holy Grail, part of two decades, resolving itself only I grabbed the nearest pencil and scribwhen I move to Savannah and stumble bled it in my journal for safekeeping. upon my life’s purpose as a writer and a Years later, I retrieved the diary from a psychic medium. cardboard box that had been stored in Sensing my frustration, one of the a damp basement, only to discover that film’s stars — an unknown Phillip Seythe information had evaporated into a mour Hoffman— nonchalantly stops by pastel green mist. my desk to chat. Phil is a production office In my haste, I had taken notes with a regular who loves hanging out with the Faber-Castell watercolor pencil. crew after his scenes are wrapped for the Although I don’t remember the exact day. We commiserate over our mutual date, it was sometime in the imminent passion for working on both sides of the future. (August 2017 seems to ring a camera. His parting words: “The lead bell.) In the twenty years since the show character’s name is Erin. They should’ve aired, I’ve never once doubted the inevi- just hired you for the part.” It’s the exact tability of time travel. In my earnestvalidation I need in the moment. ness, I’ve also failed to recognize the Phil’s pitch-perfect sensitivity towards non-renewable resource that is time. others is what makes him a master craftsSeptember 30, 1996: The golden age man. For the next 17 years, I follow his of Miramax. The Boston indie film is career, living vicariously through his booming. Kenneth Branagh is directing work while fearing commitment to my Neil Patrick Harris in “The Proposition”. own. When rejected by Dirk Diggler in Local screenwriters Matt Damon and “Boogie Nights”, his despondent cries Ben Affleck are shooting their maiden of “I’m a fucking idiot” echo my own project, “Good Will Hunting.” Robin self-loathing. Williams is its star. Time is a tricky metric, kids. Even Aspiring to be the next Jodie Foster, though it passes at the same rate for all of I have stopped out of my junior year at us, Phil spent his committing to his craft, Emerson College to work as an office building an arsenal of some of the most assistant on a project called “Next Stop meticulously complex characters in the Wonderland.” When my colleagues and history of cinema. Meanwhile, I pissed I aren’t busting our butts on set, we’re it away, running from commitment and supporting our fellow auteurs at screen- mastering the art of self-sabotage. ings, panels and industry events; united Yet somehow, I am the one who escaped in proving to Hollywood that Boston unscathed. filmmakers have got the goods. February 2, 2014: It’s the Age of AquarOf all the productions about town, ius. The Savannah spiritual scene is gainours is the greenest. From the real estate ing momentum. At age 40, I am finally magnate-turned-Executive Producer to coming into my own, helping others the production assistant coordinating connect with their loved ones who have Transportation Department logistics, passed. By night’s end, Phil and I are comit’s pretty much everyone’s first rodeo miserating one final time, over the regret —a detail that does not go unnoticed by that his children will someday know that the teamsters’ local. Eventually they he left this world with a needle in his arm. negotiate key crew positions by driv2014 doesn’t just herald Phil’s passing; ing on set and honking their horns until six months later Robin Williams is torn they are granted a contract. away from us in the most heart wrenchMy immediate supervisor is a 23 year- ing way, marking the end of an era. old Boston University grad with exactly Like time travel, I’ve always known one film under his belt. He’s Macgyvered that death is inevitable. I just never our company’s legal department with understood that the process is piecemeal, boilerplate documents gleaned from his killing us incrementally in the moments college textbooks. I am learning how when the life that we took for granted are to type by hunting and pecking every stolen away from us forever. By Your Pal Erin

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rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. ongoing. GVNT HAVS GVNT HAVS is a free monthly drag show that houses the unique antics of the House of Gunt, a Savannah based free-form drag collective whose mission is to connect the trashy with the flashy, the kitschy with the classy, and the people of Savannah with a breath of fresh, queer air. Free first Thursday of every month, 10 p.m. houseofgunt@ gmail.com. Chuck’s Bar, 305 West River Street. Savannah Pride, Inc. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBT community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. Call for location. ongoing. 912-288-7863. heather@ savpride.com. savpride.com. Stand Out Youth A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-657-1966. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. What Makes a Family A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.

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Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club Meets last Sunday of the month, 4pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-447-6605. sjchs. org/body.cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Friends of the Library Used Book Sale All books are $1 at this blowout sale. Wed., Sep. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu., Oct. 1, 3-7 p.m., Fri., Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 4, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Lecture: Roman Provence: Aqueducts, Arenas, Towns, and Temples Janet Stone delivers this lecture as part of the SCI’s “Perspectives on Provence” series. $15 members, $20 visitors Thu., Oct. 1, 5 p.m. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. PICKLecture: Women’s Empowerment José Da Cruz presents “Argentina, Brazil, and Chile: The Promotion of Women’s Empowerment at the Ballot Box and through Revolution.” Mon., Oct. 5, 12-1 p.m. Armstrong Liberty Center, 740 East General Stewart Way #210. Sassy in Savannah Book Signing Over 80 authors, including local bestsellers Nichole Chase and Sunniva Dee, will attend this book signing. $10 Sat., Oct. 3, 12-4 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown, 6711 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 54 are always welcomed. Tea is provided. Call

for info. ongoing. 912-232-5488. liveoakpl. org/. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 East Bay St.

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Coffee with a Ranger 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 Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. Fall Plant Swap Jane Fishman hosts her fall plant swap, which is free and open to the public. Sat., Oct. 3. Urban Folk Garden, West Boundary Street. PICKFirst Saturday Hike This moderately-paced, 3-mile hike will include a talk about the different ecosystems of the park. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellant. Parking pass is $5. $2 first Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. 912-727-2339. gastateparks.org/ FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. Gardening Session Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public first Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. 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. dwproperty@aol.com. fundingfactory.com. Walk on the Wild Side A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.

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Blessing of the Animals Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church will hold a service including a blessing of animals, celebrating the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. The public is invited to attend with their pets. Leashes are required for dogs and pet carriers are suggested as needed for other pets. Bring your own baggies. Sun., Oct. 4, 3 p.m. 912354-7230. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Low Cost Pet Clinic TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin. com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. Operation New Hope Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at www.humansocietvsav.org, and www. chathamsheriff.org. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. chathamsheriff.org. humanesocietysav.org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. St. Almo’s Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-3336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.

Religious & Spiritual

Band of Sisters Prayer Group All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia. Buddhist Meditation All ages, lineages, and newcomers welcome. Our schedule is: Tuesdays 6-7:30 PM- for 30 minutes mediation followed by study group. Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM- one hour of gentle yoga followed by 30 minutes of guided meditation. Sundays 9-10:30 AMMediation, dharma talk and tea. All events $10. Reiki healing is offered by appointment. Text Rev. Cindy Beach at (912) 429-7265 for more info or visit savannahzencenter. com or find us on Facebook. Located at 640 E 40th and Reynolds (we have moved from the Habersham Village location). ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Catholic Singles A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive

announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ diosav.org. diosav.org/familylife-singles. God on Broadway Series The 2015 series kicks off on October 4th with Les Miserables followed by A Chorus Line on October 11th, Man of La Mancha on October 18th and concludes with Shrek The Musical on October 25th 2014. The musical theatre focus of each service leads to vibrant worship with songs from the shows led by the Reverend Billy Hester who masterfully interprets each show to have meaning in the Christian life. The various plots lend themselves to lively sermons focused around topics such as self-esteem, forgiveness, acceptance, judging others, transformation, social justice, and other issues that impact our everyday lives. Sundays, 11:15 a.m. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Gratitude Circle in the Squares Join Joanne Morton and others on Wednesdays for a weekly gathering of positive energy. All are welcome. Free hugs. View calendar for the square of the week. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-6764280. magicpassionlove.com/savannahgratitude/. 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. vineyardsavannah.org. Maritime Bethel “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. Maritime Bethel Thursday Worship Join us for worship, fellowship and dinner on the first Thursday of every month. We are offering the opportunity for people who work or are unable to attend church on a Sunday this monthly service. Followed by dinner. first Thursday of every month, 6-7 p.m. The Maritime Bethel at Savannah, 193 Main St. A New Church in the City, For the City Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. revwasson@gmail.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. Read the Bible in One Year A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting


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$2 MIMOSAS $5 ABSOLUT BLOODY MARYS

EVERY GAME. EVERY SUNDAY.

WATCH YOUR TEAM ON OUR PATIO.

$2.50 DOS EQUIS.

EVERY DAY.

TUESDAY NIGHT TRIVIA COME FLEX YOUR MIND MUSCLES

$100 FOR FIRST PLACE.

FREE LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

SEPT 30-OCT 6, 2015

TRY OUR FROZEN JACK AND COKE OR FROZEN RED BULL & VODKA

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CONGRESS STREET SOCIAL CLUB 411 WEST CONGRESS STREET SAVANNAH, GA 31401

POOL TABLES DARTS, FOOSBALL

SCAN TO VIEW OUR MENU, SEE WHO’S PLAYING AND GET DIRECTIONS WWW.SOCIALCLUBROCKS.COM

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Connect Savannah September 30, 2015  

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