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WEDNESDAY / 7 Film: The Mutations

The PFS salutes the late, great star and character actor Donald Pleasance with this film where Donald plays a scientist who performs bizarre experiments on his students in which he tries to genetically cross them with plants. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

THURSDAY / 8 Beer and Hymns

Drink beer while you sing your hymns. A band will help lead in the singing and lyric sheets will be provided. Singers of all skill levels are invited to drink and sing. second Thursday of every month, 8 p.m Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St.

Tybee Island Pirate Fest 4 THURSDAY / 8- SUNDAY / 11

The annual piratepalooza on Tybee Island features four days of pirate-themed activities, including live music, parade, costume contest and more. This year’s live music line-up features Big Engine, Mini Kiss and Junior Marvin’s Wailers. The Pirate Fest King and Queen will be crowned Oct. 8 at The Crab Shack. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. $12-$50 912-713-2321. tybeepiratefest.com

Savannah Greek Festival 4 THURSDAY / 8- SATURDAY / 10

Get your Greek on -- no experience required. The annual festival will feature homemade Greek foods, desserts, Greek dancing, church tours, market place, a live band and so much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music and heritage. St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson Street.

Cara Nicoletti Meet and Eat

Meet and eat with butcher, former baker and now pagemaker Cara Nicoletti, author of “Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books.” A Savannah Book Festival event. 4:30-7 p.m Smith Brothers Butcher Shop, 535 East Liberty Street.

Lecture: Deborah Willis

‘Critical Narratives in Visualizing the Black Body in Art and History,’ will refer to Telfair’s Mickalene Thomas at Giverny, and will focus on the work of Thomas and other contemporary artists restaging art historical scenes. 6 p.m Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Free and open to the public

Lecture: From Refugee to the Corporate World

Alvaro Silva discusses his refugee journey from Colombia, and ultimate personal success in the corporate world working for one of the world’s largest corporations: Coca-Cola. 1-2 p.m Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

Midnight Garden Ride 4 SATURDAY / 10

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Saddle up for this family-friendly, nighttime ride benefiting the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, a nonprofit advocacy organization working to build a better Savannah through bicycling. Post-ride festivities including a live concert, costume contest, raffle and more. 7 p.m Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street. 4 midnightgardenride.com

Folk Concert 4 SUNDAY / 11

Featuring Rupert Wates, Arvel Bird, Ken and Brad Kolodner, songwriting competition winner Runaway Home, and Tim and Myles Thompson. 1:30-7:30 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr.

Lecture: Latino Civil Rights

In collaboration with the NAACP, Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. presents a lecture on Latino Civil Rights throughout United States history. 6-8 p.m Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.


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Savannah Mayoral Debate

The Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science at Armstrong State University will host a Savannah Mayoral Debate, which will be moderated by WSAV-TV anchor Tina Tyus-Shaw. Featured mayoral candidates will include Murray Silver, Eddie DeLoach and incumbent Mayor Edna Jackson. Audience questions may be submitted in advance to Dr. Ned Rinalducci at ned.rinalducci@armstrong.edu. Free and open to the public. 6 p.m The Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St.

FRIDAY / 9 Concert: Tiny Orchestra of Savannah

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

Film: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages. Happy Half Hour from 7-7:30 where you can enjoy half price beer and popcorn specials. 8-10 p.m

Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $9 general $6 student/senior/military.

Savannah Folk Music Festival

Featuring Chris Desa, Clark Byron, Lauren Lapointe, Jason Bible, Jean Paul and Dominique Carton, and Savannah Ceili Band. 7-11 p.m Ellis Square

Silent Witness

The exhibit consists of 12 life-sized, red-laminated silhouettes. 11 represent an actual person murdered in an act of domestic violence in Chatham County since 2011, and one represents those uncounted women whose murders went unsolved or were erroneously ruled accidental. 6 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. 912-629-0026. safeshelter.org

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. 7:30 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $22 in advance, $25 at door davenporthousemuseum.org

Terror Plantation Haunted House

470+ people were too scared to finish the haunted house last year. All proceeds benefit the Alee Shriners. Alee Shriner’s Temple, 100 Eisenberg Dr. $10 adults, $6 kids 12 and under

Theatre: Kiss of the Spider Woman

Concert: Dirty Bourbon River Show

Presented by Collective Face Ensemble, Kiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd.

Theatre: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Savannah Stage Company presents this classic legend of the Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow. 8 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Film: Mr. Holland’s Opus

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Concert: Beijing Opera: Amazing China

Savannah State University Confucius Institute and The Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, China present the Chinese Opera from Binghamton University Confucius Institute, the only performance group in the United States to feature Beijing opera. The group will perform its spectacular “Amazing China†show. 7 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

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Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Free Family Day: Impressionism

Create lasting impressions by exploring plein air painting and the developments in color theory that inspired one of the greatest movements in art history. We will help you make your own color theory book and play color games. 1-4 p.m Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Free telfair.org/learn/freefamilydays/

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Enjoy family-friendly fun at this hayride. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume and join the first hayride at 5:30 p.m. The kids will also enjoy fun trick-or-treating along the way. At 8 p.m., the second hayride will begin for older children and adults who enjoy a good old-fashioned scare and ghost story. 5:30 p.m Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. $5-$15 912-351-2061

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Fall Market

Pottery, jewelry, art prints, photos, fossils, dog treats, honey, gourmet food, and much more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. 912-786-5801

Film: A Bronx Tale

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

Frogwarts

Dress in any Halloween or Harry Potterthemed costume and attend some of Hogwarts’ favorite classes, like Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, and Wand Making. 11 a.m.-3 p.m SAV Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. $12

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 that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. 3 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd.

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Savannah Art Walk

City Council Candidate Forum

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Monday Means Community: The Importance of Belonging

Includes twenty exceptional Galleries, as well as collaborative endeavors with Andaz and Bohemian Riverfront Hotel to offer wine pours a gratis for guests. second Saturday of every month, 4-8 p.m. Free SavannahArtWalk.com

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Before they go to the polls on November 3, Tybee Island voters get a chance to interview six candidates, three incumbents and three new office-seekers. 6-9 p.m Public Safety Building, 78 Van Horne Drive.

The ADA’s fall signature campaign, Music, Join Emergent Savannah as they present Blacksburg, West Virginia, storyteller David food, kids activities, local entertainment. Pitonyak for a conversation on finding a Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. “new story” through living with difference. Theatre: Kiss of the Spider Woman 7 p.m Presented by Collective Face Ensemble, The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Kiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling WEDNESDAY / 14 spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities Film: Final Score with liberating fantasies. The PFS salutes the son of famed actor 8 p.m. Robert Mitchum, who’s simply not that Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. great of an actor, with this low-budget Theatre: The Legend of Sleepy action turkey. Hollow 8 p.m Savannah Stage Company presents this The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. classic legend of the Headless Horseman $7 in Sleepy Hollow. 8 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd.


NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE

BY JIM MOREKIS

jim@connectsavannah.com

TO SAY A LOT happened in Savannah last week would be the understatement of the year. Alderwoman Mary Osborne was mugged on her front porch. After a candidate forum, County Commissioner Yusuf Shabazz allegedly opened his jacket to show his handgun to Shaundra McKeithen, who’s challenging his wife Estella for City Council. At another forum, Mayor Edna Jackson wore a corsage made of dollar bills, a tonedeaf gaffe explained away as a cultural birthday tradition. (An explanation which didn’t stop her campaign from immediately retiring the tradition, at least through the election.) And of course the usual variety of relentless over-the-top gun violence, now painfully routine.

(How can you sue a dead person? The suit says Oliver’s estate hasn’t been probated. Remember, this is a civil suit.) Because of the remarkable scope of the lawsuit—four plaintiffs, 15 defendants, and a narrative going back to the mid-‘90s—it has potential to be the Rosetta Stone, the Holy Grail, linking the days of the Ricky Jivens crime syndicate and today’s Willie Lovett-era police corruption. Brought by the firm of attorney William Claiborne, the lawsuit was long-rumored for over a year. I’d pushed for some kind of investigation into the drug allegations many times, I thought mostly to deaf ears. The reason this is so important is because this lawsuit could provide the missing link between political/police corruption at the very top level, and today’s extraordinary volume of violence and illegal drugs at the street level. Is the lawsuit cynically timed to come right before the election? Of course it is! Does Claiborne likely have future political aspirations? Of course he does! (He already ran for DA once.)

Michael Delatorre alleges that during his exit interview, Chief Tolbert said “she knew that Lovett’s actions as police chief were wrong. But she said she felt she could do nothing about Lovett’s bad acts.” Michael Brown is alleged to have told former Chief Michael Berkow, who wanted to fire Lovett, that “elected officials in the City of Savannah protected Lovett, and Brown refused to allow Berkow to fire Lovett.” The suit also alleges that during Lovett’s tenure there was a “criminal organization” within SCMPD “that included multiple officers and individuals within local government... ‘selling high grade marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy pills in large amounts.’” The suit says corrupt officers were remnants of the so-called “Savannah 11” ring which were untouched by that investigation in the mid-90s. The suit says an informant told CNT that “corrupt officers inside the Savannah Police Department were not charged during the ‘Savannah 11’ investigation. The

Because of its remarkable scope, the lawsuit has potential to be the Rosetta Stone, the Holy Grail, linking the Jivens crime syndicate of the ‘90s with today’s police corruption. But for me, by far the most important development was the proverbial Other Shoe dropping in the long-running saga of police corruption and crime in Savannah. It dropped in the form of a massive racketeering civil lawsuit against some of the biggest names in recent Savannah political history: Former City Manager Michael Brown. Former County Manager Russ Abolt. Former County Commission Chairman Pete Liakakis. Former Interim Police Chief Julie Tolbert. Former Police Chief Willie Lovett, sardonically described in the complaint as “a citizen of Georgia who is temporarily residing in a federal prison in West Virginia.” And other defendants, mostly former police officers. There’s even a dead defendant: former Internal Affairs head Andre Oliver, who blew his brains out in his police vehicle. I’ve been told that cellphone records indicate Oliver killed himself right after getting off the phone with someone who told him the game was up, and he’d have to choose between prison or ratting out corrupt cops. He chose instead to swallow the muzzle of his service weapon.

Is it possible the entire lawsuit has zero merit? Of course it might! But just bringing the lawsuit is a public service in and of itself. Much of the recent controversy focuses on the Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) and police Internal Affairs. Two of the four plaintiffs are the Delatorre brothers, Peter and Michael. They allege they were ousted from CNT essentially because they wouldn’t go along with the Lovett-enabled corruption on CNT that compromised drug investigations. The complaint alleges that “the managers of both the County and the City were key participants in the furtherance of the criminal activity of the corrupt enterprise,” referring to allegations that Brown, Abolt, Lovett, and others conspired to effectively guarantee the shipment of illegal narcotics to Savannah streets—and hence associated gun violence. The Delatorre brothers say they met with former interim Chief Julie Tolbert —installed after Lovett’s resignation— and told her “they feared for their lives if they had to work alongside armed officers whom they knew to be corrupt and had reported as being corrupt.”

informant said these officers had been promoted in the department and now held positions of power.” Central to their efforts, apparently, was compromising the role of Internal Affairs, which worked to cover up the corruption. How bad was the corruption, and what was the effect on the streets? Another officer named, Eric Henderson, is accused of using unmarked police vehicles to “distribute multiple ounces of powder and crack cocaine on Savannah’s Westside and to protect drug dealers on Savannah’s Westside from arrest.” What is the most drug-and-violence scarred part of town today? The Westside. You don’t have to be a genius to connect the dots…with drugs, with shootings, with Council members getting mugged, with Commissioners intimidating with guns, with clueless mayors. It’s all maybe not as random as some would have us believe. The unknown is the most frightening thing of all. If all this lawsuit accomplishes is shining light on the previously unknown—and making our fear more manageable—it will have accomplished a great deal. CS

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Can’t give up on Crazytown BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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IF THIS were a tacky tabloid, the events of the past week could have yielded some seriously outrageous headline options: Bullets in Broad Daylight as Girl Scouts Flee! Officers Finally Blow Whistle on Disgraced Police Chief! Citizens Shockingly Overprepared for Hurricane! We don’t subscribe to such aggrandizement around here, and our deepest concern and sympathy goes out to those terrified by the (too many to count) shootings and to our South Carolina neighbors affected by Hurricane Joaquin. But for real, who needs Shonda Rhimes when we’ve got multiple soap opera plotlines spilling past the sandbags into the streets? The local election tidbits could fill a scandal rag all by itself: Somnolent City Councilwoman Robbed on Own Porch!

Incumbent Hijacks Debate, Incumbent’s Husband Accused of Flashing Weapon at Challenger! The Mystifying Money Corsage: What Does It Mean? I did not attend the candidates’ forum at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Thursday, but those who did say that discourse between District 5 Alderwoman Estella Shabazz and her only challenger, Shaundra McKeithen, became particularly uncivil. WSAV reported that McKeithen filed a police complaint the next day claiming that Shabazz’s husband, County Commissioner Yusuf Shabazz, “decided that he would intimidate me by showing me a gun that he had brought.” This is the same Mr. Shabazz who was charged this summer after he left the scene after hitting the flag out of the hand of a traffic worker with his car while yelling “Tell the cop I’m Commissioner Shabazz!” That case was perplexedly handed off like a box of chocolates from the county to the state last month, and that’s all I’m going to say about that.

Mayor Edna Jackson may consider her dollar bill brooch a symbol of her solidarity with West Savannah’s disenfranchised youth, but her reference to “the young man who died and it was my birthday” at last Monday’s Savannah Jaycees’ forum missed its mark by a far wider margin than Hurricane Joaquin missed us. A Facebook supporter provided a lengthy clarification connecting Jackson’s successful tempering of a Ferguson-like fury after the police shooting of local rapper Mr. D last year with the cultural tradition of giving money for one’s birthday, but few saw it. To pretty much everyone else, the mayor’s greenback origami looked like the most unself-aware move by any politician all week, with the possible exception of Trump aligning with Vladimir Putin. With all due respect, Madame, if you can’t effectively explain why you’re brandishing a cash camellia on your chest as you’re trying to convince taxpayers to reelect you after four years of stalled projects and exorbitant outside consultant fees, maybe you should just wear a ribbon or

something. When I took this job four years ago, one of my first tasks was to cover the last election, and I don’t remember wanting to hide under my desk until it was over. Back then, the candidates’ blustering antics seemed baffling but not without certain charms; the disconnection we’re seeing now is trending towards the sociopathic. Basically, we’ve gone from Insane Clown Posse to Heath Ledger’s Joker in one election cycle. It’s starting to look Southern Gotham out there, and Batman just stole Alderwoman Mary Osborne’s purse off her porch. Between the bullets and the bullshit, it’s enough to make a person head for the hills with a cookie jar and a tub of moonshine. Which I actually did this weekend on my annual pilgrimage to Black Mountain, North Carolina, where the Southeastern Wise Women Herbal Conference plants its peace flag at Lake Eden every October. I always learn so much in them thar misty mountains, from how to infuse brandy with elderberries for a stubborn

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cough to burning dried cedar bark to banish a bad mood to moonlight meditations that help distill reality from our own inevitably tainted perceptions. Some may dismiss it all as hippie silliness, but many of these traditions have been practiced for millennia all over the world, and I experience them time and time again as the medicine that heals what ails me most. (Speaking of whoo-whoo wisdom, you may have heard that Mercury is in retrograde. The backward motion of the fast little planet astrologers say rules communication tends to bring all manner of chaos, from embarrassing autocorrects to complete misunderstandings. Perhaps this has goaded our descent into Crazytown? Pish all you want, but I’ve heard some very unexpected people blame Mercury’s wonky wanderings for all kinds of problems these last two weeks—including a prominent businessman experiencing import issues and Connect’s tech guy when he came to fix our cranky server. I wouldn’t be surprised if Comcast starts using it as an excuse for their crap internet service. So, if your Etsy order was sent to Curacao or you accidentally sexted your mom, take heart; the fleet-footed celestial body returns to its normal path on

Friday.) I adore communing with others who speak the Earth Mother dialect, and it was lovely to run into locals Janie Brodhead and Sarah Tuck with her delicious munchkin Maya at the conference. Also there was Savannah’s original garden guru Kelly Lockamy, who now has a homestead in nearby Asheville. But even as I sashayed around the linden trees wearing a flower crown with my goddess sisters, I carried our city’s troubles with a heavy heart. What can we do when communication dissolves into confusion, and no one’s reality seems to match up into some functional collective truth? As I drove the backroads home to avoid the interstate deluge, Joaquin’s flaring skirt drenched the path before me, I could only come up with this: If we love Savannah and we want it to be better, we must look for the humanity beneath the sensationalism. Resist the cynicism rising like bile from our guts. At the very least, let us listen carefully to the candidates and each other as we navigate the next few weeks, and recognize our own responsibility to make ourselves heard clearly. You’ll probably also catch me burning some bark under the moon, just in case. CS

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NEWS & OPINION CHALLENGE 2015

DISTRICT 3: BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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IT MAY not be Savannah’s most glamorous sector, but District 3 has a lot of things going for it: A bustling commercial corridor, diverse neighborhoods and lots of greenspace. It also has seen a marked uptick in robberies, auto theft and gunfire in the past year, and violent crime has increased 100 percent since incumbent John Hall took office in 2011. Kim Dulek enters the race for Alderman District 3 with a background in advocacy and a degree in Public Health from UGA. Originally from Gwinnett County, Dulek brought that local government into the 21st century by designing the first website of that county’s Tax Commissioner office. She lives in Gordonston and currently owns and operates the consulting firm Anchor Advocacy.

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a special place in my heart for, it means not even going outside at all. The gunfire is every night. Thank goodness it doesn’t usually hit people. There are a few residents on the east side who were talking about forming a therapy group amongst each other so they could talk

about issues regarding PTSD. We need to bring Savannah from the dark back into the light. Not only opening our blinds and being aware of what going on in our neighborhoods but in our mindset and transparency in the way we do things. We still have some cleaning up

to do on the police force to get to the real issues in the neighborhood. The police precinct that answers calls for the Eastside is on Wilmington Island. Will you advocate for a new one?

What made you decide to run for office? I had already been investigating crime in our neighborhood because of what happened here—a spray of bullets came through our window in March, during St. Patrick’s Day weekend —so I had started attending neighborhood association meetings to see if others were as pissed off as I was. On May 29, I was sitting in a pew at Aldersgate Methodist Church at a town hall meeting, and John Hall said, “What do you mean, crime? We don’t have a crime problem in District 3.” When I heard that, I turned to my husband and said “Honey, hold on. I think we’re fixin’ to get into politics.” What did you do before?

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I’m an advocate for seniors and the developmentally disabled, working with them to find community options for living. I work with a lot of groups around town that help advocate for others as well. So I thought, why not advocate for our district? It’s what I do every day. It’s a little different as I’ve discovered, but it requires no less passion for people.

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What is it like to live in D3 right now? Right now in District 3? It’s being afraid to open your door after dark. It means keeping the blinds closed. For many, especially the older population who I happen to have

Senior advocate Kim Dulek decided to run for District 3 Alderman after bullets came through the window of her Gordonston home.


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D3 has its share of poverty and crime and also Gordonston, an affluent enclave that’s mostly white. How do you unify the community? The first public meeting I had with John Hall, he threw the race card out immediately. I am so not there. It is not black and white. It is not black versus white. It is about what we can do to bring Savannah together as a community and do what’s best for our children, our elders, our single mothers, all our citizens. I respect what John Hall has done for civil rights. But in this day and age, when the people of this district are clamoring for help fighting crime and derelict properties, we need to fight for everyone. I wouldn’t have put my declaration of intent if had I heard in the meetings, “Oh, you’re some white lady, there’s no way you’re going to win.” Instead I just heard a lot of anger. The people at these meetings are mostly female. They’re mothers, they’re grandmothers raising grandchildren, and they’re tired. Not just because they’re working three jobs to support their families; they’re tired because they’re not getting support from their own city. It is not the responsibility of the citizens of Savannah to lead. It is their responsibility of the mayor and council to help us get where we need to go. And I don’t think that’s being done. What initiatives would you implement? More neighborhood associations—there aren’t enough here to support the population that lives here. We will also create community centers, not only for youth programs but that involve seniors and have them on site as well. We need cross-generational involvement. Our elders would love to give back through tutoring or arts and crafts or rocking the babies, all of the things we can share with one another. We were talking to some kids the other day, right in the heart of the state streets, and asked them what they would want in their community to make their lives better. Little children, probably 9 or 10 years old. And they said “Art! We want to do art!” Art comes in a lot of forms, whether it’s music, drawing, dancing and we need to

make it accessible and easy to get to. Young people shouldn’t have to be bussed out to get these types of services, we need to bring it to them. We also have a Blight-to-Bright program already that’s underfunded and understaffed. It could do amazing things if we gave it the resources it needs. We can take those boarded-up buildings and help entrepreneurs and small businesses create viable business that give back to the community and create jobs in the neighborhood. Right off of Skidaway—a block from John Hall’s house—there are several boarded-up properties with junk piled up in the yard. That could easily rezoned commercial.

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Parts of the D3 aren’t very far from the tourist district. Do you have any ideas that could bring some of those visitor dollars out this way? I would love to see us do something along Presidents Street on the north end. I don’t know who owns those undeveloped properties by Second Harvest and the golf club, but there could be a shopping village for those who have been displaced off Broughton Street. And a big parking area for food trucks so we can have that in this area. We also need something for kids to do other than a playground, something interactive or with water. You see what Pooler has done with their water park; that’s smart. I know a lot of people don’t agree that a water park would be a good idea, but I love what Charleston did. You have a countyfunded development that’s bringing in revenue and jobs for the city. I’d like to see more public private partnerships. Also, it’s great what we have going on Victory with Whole Foods, but we need some type of market out near Pennsylvania Avenue. It’s a food desert out there. There’s a Family Dollar and convenience stores with lottery. How many more of those do we need on the east side? Zero. Any more thoughts for the future of Savannah? I think we’re at a very pivotal time in this city, not just in this district but all over. We’ve got to get people in office who aren’t complacent. I don’t have any hidden agendas, I’m not connected to PACs or groups trying to sway me one way or another. We want to show off this beautiful city, but a lot of people are scared to death because of what they’re reading in the news. We’re going to back to time in Savannah when people are afraid to come here. This is a vibrant, beautiful city and we need to protect that. CS

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This was one of the earliest issues that came up at the town hall meetings, and it’s something I hear a lot when I go out into the neighborhoods. And yes, it’s one of the things I will push for. In fact, in a couple of years when you guys at Connect move out of the building you’re in now, we have ideas for that space. It used to be a police precinct and it needs to be again.

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DISTRICT 4:

Julian Miller

‘Crime has moved from an issue to a crisis’

BY JIM MOREKIS

jim@connectsavannah.com

MOST FOLKS know Julian Miller from his five years as recent Public Information Director for the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, an eyeopening job he says inspired him to run for District 4 Alderman against longtime incumbent Mary Ellen Sprague. Before that, he served briefly as publisher for the Savannah Morning News. What kind of insight did your work with the police bring you that might prepare you for City Council?

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As part of my job, I was out all hours of the day, night, morning, weekends. I went to every major crime scene. And the frustration level was incredible. I was out there with victim’s families, first responders, officers. My job was to get the Chaplain when we needed one. The frustration was intense, particularly on the part of the officers. They were pressed so hard to try to do a good job, but didn’t have the resources to do it. And it kept getting worse. We kept need- Miller says, ‘No police officer feels supported by the City. Frankly this Council just doesn’t treat officers very well.’ ing more, but kept not getting it. Everybody kept withdrawing from that bank there were something like 83 vacancies, Have you ever seen all the Metro Police whole police department very loudly with of resources without any deposits being plus 44 in school and maybe another 4-5 on cars parked at the Bryan County line? Go officers standing there. made. military leave. When you throw in people out to Richmond Hill and you’ll see them I don’t think a single officer who was We tried working with several City on sick leave, you’re looking at about a parked in rows at parking lots, grocery Council members, but it mostly fell on deaf there at that murder scene is still working quarter of the force vacant. stores, convenience stores. ears. Particularly with the district I’m run- for us. Frankly this Council just doesn’t treat At the end of the day they have to park ning in. officers very well. I never saw any City their police vehicles there and take their What do you think of the job Chief So I figured it was time to retire from Council members at police functions own cars back home that they parked in Lumpkin is doing so far? that job and run for this job. I’m focusing unless it was close to election time. the lot that morning. They have to do this on crime first because that’s what I know So their computers don’t work, their every day. Chief Lumpkin knows exactly what he’s the most about. And it has moved from an radios don’t work. You have no resources Another reason to have take-home cars? doing. But he’s not allowed to make the issue to a crisis. to do your job, you’re always short-handed. For one, every other police department kind of decisions that the lowest level ediWhy does it seem like the current This department hasn’t been fully staffed does it. You’re competing for officers to join tor at the newspaper could make on their Council just doesn’t grasp the enorfor 15 years! our department. When you’re only being own. mity of the crisis? What’s behind the Why would you want to be an officer paid $32-40K, take-home cars become a In just about any department I’ve inaction, do you think? here? After two years you’ll be in great very big issue. ever been a part of, the budget lays out demand by other departments—other the financial planning for the year. The Why has nothing been done? It seems to departments where you get a take-home So what’s really the deal with the new department head knows exactly what he’s be the culture on this City Council. They car the day you sign on. And you won’t police raise? No one seems to like it. got to spend. stop, they study, they move very slowly. have to chase a whole lot of people down But in this police department here, Things take months and years that should everything’s got to be approved. Decisions lanes. You’ll mostly be doing traffic patrols Those raises are the dumbest thing I’ve take a few weeks. And they also like to around school zones. Probably close to ever seen. Chief Lumpkin said his first day that should take 15 minutes take a week get involved in things they shouldn’t be where you live. on the job, “I can rebuild this department. to 10 days, because they’ve all got to be involved in. I’ve rebuilt the last two I’ve been at. But I approved somewhere in the City ManagIt all goes to the mindset of whether or You say there’s where the take-home can’t retain officers and I can’t recruit good er’s office. That’s no way to run a railroad. not you feel supported by the City. And no cars come in. officers paying $10-12K per year less than police officer feels supported by the City. comparable departments.” What’s the latest figure on the actual I went to a fatal shooting one night, and He said, “We’ve got to do this NOW.” And number of officer vacancies, and why is The force has been paying a salary of a City Council member was out there along that such an issue? $31,500 to sign on. On that salary you can’t they waited ten months! And they didn’t go with the Mayor and City Manager. The really afford to live in Savannah. You have first class with it, they went for the salary 12 member of Council was just berating the to live outside town. midpoint. Last time I checked into the numbers


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City Council and the police can only do so much when the justice system itself is so broken. There’s a misconception that our judges here are lenient. Actually our Superior Court judges hand out some of the heaviest sentences in state. The problem is the state doesn’t have money for all these prisoners, so they’re always looking for someone to turn out onto the street. When I worked at the department, I would go back on these recidivists when arrested and release to the media how many times they were arrested and how much time they served. We keep arresting the same people over and over. A lot of officers are at the point where they know the probable perpetrator by the details of the case! I’ve sat in meetings where they’ll go over the details, and they’ll say “Well that sounds like Jo-Jo again. Anybody seen Jo-Jo lately? Alright let’s go find Jo-Jo.” That’s why you’ve got to have experience. You were with the department during the controversy over the shooting of Charles Smith on Augusta Avenue. Why didn’t Savannah become the next Ferguson? The facts were pretty substantial in our case. There was some very good work done. I will give the Mayor credit for being out there. Actually the Chaplain did more than anyone to calm crowd down. A lot of work went into trying to explain to people what had happened. We were totally transparent. Two national organizations contacted me wanting information, to decide if they would get involved. Both said we’ve never got this much information this freely, sounds like there’s no real reason for us to come down there.

Besides crime, what other issues concern you? There must be some. One of my biggest concerns is there are too many complaints from people about how they’re treated by various City departments. If this were a private business that would never be allowed. Citizens are customers and should be treated as much. There are so many horror stories in inspections and licensing. It took me 7 weeks, 11 emails 6 phone calls and 4 trips to get an $80 business license for my property management company. It was crazy how much work you had to go through just to get a license! And from what I’m told that was nothing compared to others. Why doesn’t the City put their arm around your shoulder and say, let me guide you through this thing. Instead we have surprise here, surprise there, roadblocks everywhere instead of helping the situation. It’s a symptom of bigger problems. There’s no master plan, it’s just a hodgepodge of little plans that get thrown together for political reasons. Look at Waters Avenue! They paid way too much for that property, in what looks like a political deal. Then they didn’t look into the property itself, about the business that wants to stay there. Who gives a lease like that? I don’t blame the store at all, I blame the City. The buyer’s supposed to beware, not the seller. Look at the location of the new Central Precinct HQ. If you look at a map of Central Precinct, that new building will barely be in it. Obviously another political deal.

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What do you think of the fairgrounds purchase? Isn’t it interesting we announce that purchase right in the middle of the election. What are we going to do with it? It’s sitting between two of our most crime-ridden areas. I don’t see us adding officers to patrol it, do you? This “If you build it they will come” stuff doesn’t work. To assume you’ll build a new arena someplace where there’s nothing, and people will come and build hotels all around it is naïve and sophomoric. Plans have to be made, in a public/private partnership. Savannah is in a perfect place to be a real world-class city. We’re closer than any other city I know, and with a little bit of planning we could get there. Savannah is succeeding in spite of itself. A little bit of planning and help from the City, and we could be there. CS

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Finally they came back with a retroactive raise, but 60 officers aren’t gonna get anything because they are at that midpoint or higher. That’s ten percent of your full staff! And you literally don’t want to become a Lieutenant here because that means a cut in pay. A 12 year Sergeant makes more than a first-year Lieutenant! Now my opponent is reading a litany of things she says were given to the police department: Body cams? Yes but only below the rank of Sergeant, and they didn’t even have to pay for them. ShotSpotter? That was SCAD! And there are no plans to expand it. Shell casing analysis? That’s purely an ATF thing, they’ll move it when they need it somewhere else.

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Midnight Garden Ride in seventh heaven

Ten-mile escorted nighttime ride now marks seven years of good clean fun

BY RACHAEL FLORA

happenings@connectsavannah.com

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A potpourri of pedal-worthy shots from Midnight Garden Rides past. PHOTOS BY DYLAN WILSON

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THIS weekend, break out your Halloween costumes three weeks ahead of schedule and bike around Savannah for a good cause. Savannah Bicycle Campaign is set to host its annual Midnight Garden Ride, a ten-mile ride with over 500 participating cyclists. The ride begins at 7 p.m. in Ellis Square, goes to Daffin Park, loops back around to the square, and concludes with the Good and Evil Party, where Thomas Wynn and the Believers will perform. Unlike a casual bike ride around your block, though, the Midnight Garden Ride allows and encourages costumes. “People don’t just make costumes for themselves, they make them for their bikes as well,” notes John Bennett, executive director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign (and longtime Connect “News Cycle” columnist). Both kids and adults are invited to join the ride, though the ride is at a casual yet constant pace for an hour, so young kids might need to ride on a tag-a-long or fixed seat. Each participant is required to wear a helmet and have a light on their bike. “A police escort closes intersections on a


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rolling basis as the ride moves along,” Bennett adds, This Saturday marks the Midnight Garden Ride’s seventh year in action. “The ride was conceived by Drew Wade, one of the founders of the organization and past chairman,” explains Bennett. “He wanted to organize a ride that celebrated the unique experience of riding through Savannah at night. The city looks different — it’s cooler, it’s just a totally different feeling.” The Midnight Garden Ride is the Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s largest annual fundraiser and helps bring attention to the

benefits of biking. “Bicycles make Savannah better, so we are trying to make Savannah better for bikes,” says Bennett. “When more people ride bikes, our city enjoys public safety, public health and economic benefits. These benefits accrue to everyone, whether they ride bikes or not.” Some benefits as outlined by Bennett include reducing automobile emissions, freeing up valuable downtown parking spaces, noticing Savannah scenes not usually visible from cars, and generally improving the quality of life for citizens. Biking is important, but Savannah

isn’t quite as up to date on bike safety as it should be. “There are more than 700 miles of streets in Savannah, but fewer than 30 [miles] have bike lanes,” says Bennett. The Savannah Bicycle Campaign advocates for proper bicycle infrastructure and hold campaigns to encourage people to start biking. “We also know that for many people, bicycling is not a choice, it’s a necessity,” Bennett adds, “and we’re working to make Savannah safer and more convenient for people who depend on their bicycles for transportation.”

Last year, the Campaign launched New Standard Cycles, a program that serves those people whose main method of transportation is cycling. The organization partners with nonprofits to determine which people need a bike most. By participating in the Midnight Garden ride, you can support these programs, since all registration fees go towards supporting Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s programs like New Standard Cycles.

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juglone might actually be a good thing. First, though, let’s back up. The various nonalimentary benefits of juglone, medicinal and otherwise, have been well-known for ages. (And it’s nonfood uses I’m talking about exclusively here: juglone, found in the walnut tree’s roots, bark, leaves, wood, and green nut-hulls, is unrelated to allergies triggered by eating the nuts themselves.) In the early 20th century, for instance, American doctors prescribed juglone to treat various skin conditions; it’s been used as a folk remedy around the world to battle inflammation, fungus, intestinal issues—you name it. Why aren’t walnuts killing us? In addition to enumerating its long career as a natural medicine (as well as an If juglone can induce cell death in humans, ingredient in hair dye), a 2012 literature how are walnuts good for us? Is it juglone in review suggests we haven’t yet tapped walnuts that causes walnut/pecan allergy? juglone’s full potential, including as an —Maja Ramirez herbicide and biocide—the authors propose using it to rid ships’ ballast water of THERE IS, admittedly, something a little invasive marine species. These properties, uncomfortable about a phrase like “cell too, are already folk knowledge. Lazy fishdeath.” Cells are what we’re made of; death ermen used to dump unripe walnut hulls is bad; etc. So given certain facts, Maja, into ponds to take advantage of juglone’s yours is a reasonable question: Walnut toxic effects; the stunned fish would float trees, along with other members of the to the surface, easily collectible. And as Juglandaceae family (pecan, hickory), do an herbicide, juglone will be familiar to produce a compound called juglone. And backyard gardeners as the reason you don’t the 2005 study you linked to in your email, want to grow some vegetables too close from the journal Toxicology and Applied to a black walnut tree, the richest source Pharmacology, did indeed find that juglone of juglone in the Juglandaceae family: it induced death in the human cells research- inhibits the respiration of certain plants ers applied it to. The authors concluded (including tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, their report with the suggestion that “since and eggplant) living within the walnut’s juglone is present in human health and root zone, which in a mature tree can beauty products, a further understanding extend up to 80 feet. of its effects on human cells is warranted.” So far, so good: this is potent stuff, and They weren’t the first to wonder about humans have figured out some crafty ways juglone’s potential effects on human wellto deploy it that, often as not, exploit its being. Scientists before and since have unique lethality. But inside the body? That explored that very question—but mainly 2005 paper you cite found two responses juglone produced in human cells: necrotic what they’re looking at is whether a little

and apoptotic. Necrotic’s no good. That’s the capital-D death you’re worried about but scientists evidently aren’t—I wasn’t able to find much more research into juglone’s necrotic tendencies. They’re far more interested in getting juglone to induce apoptosis, which is the naturally occurring process, also known as “programmed cell death,” by which our bodies cycle out cells that are no longer wanted, or that present a threat to our health. Scientists’ thinking is this: Can juglone be used to produce an apoptotic response in something really nasty inside of us—say, cancer? The research has certainly been promising. A 2009 study in Cell Biology International reported on exposing, in vitro, a chemotherapy-resistant line of melanoma cells to juglone; the juglone did enough of a number on the cells and their tendency to proliferate that the scientists suggested the compound might be characterized as an anticancer agent according to criteria put forth by the National Cancer Institute. Similar reactions have been observed when juglone has been let loose on leukemia, prostate cancer, and cervical carcinoma. And we haven’t exhausted juglone’s medical possibilities even where cancer’s not concerned. One recent study found that its antimicrobial properties prove effective against <ital>Acanthamoeba<>, a common protozoan that can cause granulomatous amebic encephalitis, a rare but highly unpleasant infection of the brain and spinal cord that affects people with compromised immune systems; researchers floated the idea of using juglone as a disinfectant in hospitals. It’s shown potential as an antiviral agent, too, as when it was recently pitted to salutary effect against the protein 1a8g, an enzyme in HIV.

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Alderwoman Mary Osborne robbed on front porch

Savannah-Chatham Police detectives are searching for two suspects in a purse snatching at a residence on the 600 block of E. 41st St. just before 6 p.m. Thursday. “Responding Metro officers learned that while standing on the front porch attempting to enter her residence, Alderwoman Mary Osborne was approached by a male suspect requesting to use her phone,” police say. “Osborne declined, then was shoved to the ground by the suspect causing minor injuries. That suspect snatched the victim’s purse before running north. The second suspect ran south. Osborne’s injuries were treated at the scene. There were no known weapons,” police say. “Both suspects appear to be in their late teens. The first suspect is described as a slender black male standing about 6-0. During the incident he wore a white T-shirt and khaki shorts,” police say. “The second suspect is a heavy set black male, standing roughly 5-10. He wore a blue shirt during the incident.”

Apparent domestic shooting claims two lives on Southside

block of Florence Street. They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators are working to determine the events leading up to these shootings and to identify all individuals involved.— “Robertson, who is a convicted felon, admitted to having a gun during this incident. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,” police say.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating an apparent domestic shooting. Officers responded to the 9400 block of Whitfield Avenue just before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. “The two individuals who succumbed to gunshot wounds are Jenny Rose Keebler, 38, and Jose Antonio PerezEstrada, 41. The shooting remains under investigation,” police say.

Suspect sought in store robbery

Truman Parkway man’s death investigated as homicide

A homicide investigation has been initiated by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives “after the body of a 26-year-old Savannah man was found on Harry Truman Parkway,” last Tuesday morning, police say. At about 5 a.m. officers responded to northbound Truman Parkway, just south of Victory Drive, where Romell Stephens was found on the ground deceased. Investigators seek to identify any witnesses or persons with knowledge of this case. Information regarding suspects and events leading up to this incident remain under investigation.

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Another triple shooting on Westside

Police are investigating the shootings of three men in the Cuyler-Brownsville area early last Tuesday morning.—At about 4:40 a.m. Metro officers responded to 38th and Harden streets, where Corinthian Colonel, 17, and Travon Lenard, 19, were suffering from gunshot wounds. Eddie Robertson, 22, who also sustained a gunshot wound, was found nearby on the 2300

Police seek to identify the suspect in a mobile phone store robbery that occurred Wednesday morning on the Southside. At 11:43 a.m. Metro responded an armed robbery reported on the 11000 block of Abercorn Street. The masked suspect entered the business displaying a weapon. Staff complied with his demand for cash from the register. The suspect then fled the scene on foot, heading east on Abercorn Street. No injuries were reported. The suspect is described as a black male with a dark complexion, standing 5-10 to 5-11 and weighing 160 - 170 pounds. 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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• In a “manifesto” to celebrate “personal choice and expression” in the standard of beauty “in a society that already places too many harmful standards on women,” according to a July New York Times report, some now are dyeing their armpit hair. At the Free Your Pits website, and events like “pit-ins” in Seattle and Pensacola, Florida, envelope-pushing women offer justifications ranging from political resistance to, according to one, “want(ing) to freak out (her) in-laws.” Preferred colors are turquoise, hot pink, purple and neon yellow. • Actress Melissa Gilbert (a star of TV’s “Little House on the Prairie”), 51, announced in August that she would run for Congress from Michigan’s 8th Congressional District — even though she is currently on the hook to the IRS and California for back taxes totaling $470,000. Gilbert, a former president of the Screen Actors Guild and member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council, promised that she (and her actor-husband) would pay off her tax bill — by the year 2024.

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No Longer Weird

Stories that were formerly weird, but which now occur with such frequency that they must be permanently retired from circulation: (1) Once again, in July, despite being handcuffed (by a King County, Washington, sheriff ’s deputy) and placed in the back seat of a squad car, the prisoner managed to drive off alone. Teddy Bell, 26, was apprehended a while later with the help of K-9 officers. (2) And once again (in July in Bergen, Norway) the accused was convicted of murder based on a telltale Internet-search history. Police discovered about 250 computer queries such as “How do you poison someone without getting caught?” (Ultimately, the woman confessed that she killed her husband by lighting a charcoal grill in his bedroom while he slept.)

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Life Imitates the Three Stooges: In January (2009), inmates Regan Reti, 20, and Tiranara White, 21, who had been booked separately for different crimes on New Zealand’s North Island and were handcuffed together for security at Hastings District Court, dashed out of the building and ran for their freedom. However, when they encountered a street lamp in front of the courthouse, one man went to the right of it and the other to the left, and they slammed into each other, allowing jailers to catch up and re-arrest them. (A courthouse surveillance camera captured the moment, and the grainy video was a worldwide sensation.) CS BY CHUCK SHEPHERD UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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You don’t have to be a Juggalo to catch Insane Clown Posse BY ANNA CHANDLER

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I’M IN fierce denial, but when Psychopathic Records calls me, I admit it to myself: I’m hungover. The night preceding an interview with Insane Clown Posse was one of those perfect Savannah nights. After several great shows, including one at a brandnew DIY venue, I found myself at the neighborhoodbar. The place was brimming with musicians chatting about home recording and distribution, curators spearheading fresh exhibitions, non-profiteers with great ideas. Everyone had good news to share regarding their current projects; there was an untouchable joy in the air, the warmth of a big creative family. There were also many celebratory rounds of shots. My father always talks about what he calls “tribes”—the chosen family and loose collectives that people with common goals, backgrounds, or interests find and immerse themselves in.

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Need an example? Look no further than the unbreakable and fascinatingly devoted culture that surrounds Insane Clown Posse. Growing up in impoverished Detroit, Joseph Bruce (Violent J) and Joseph Utsler (Shaggy 2 Dope) rapped on the streets together, inspired by Beastie Boys, N.W.A., and their local scene. To distinguish their group from local gangsta rap acts, they began exploring horrorcore themes; not only did it help them stand out, but it also created an emotional outlet for its members to confront the violence and poverty that was a part of their childhood. With their former hype man’s clown makeup being an audience hit, they 20 donned face paint, changed the name to

suit their new style. That was 1989. The rest is history. The culture of ICP is studied in graduate degree programs. Their label, Psychopathic Records, has bloomed into a fully loaded hip-hop roster. By mixing shock, outlandish horror tropes, and gross-out humor, ICP has built an empire, gathering an underground following for twenty years— and they’re still going strong. Even more enthralling than white dudes rapping

about eviscerating rednecks and marveling at nature’s wonders? Their fan base. Named after the 1992 ICP track “The Juggla,” Juggalos and their world are a pop culture obsession to outsiders. Showering themselves in cans of Faygo, inking their skin in ICP’s hatchetman logo, requesting women expose their breasts in declarative unison, it’s all been lampooned: SNL, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Workaholics are some of the most recent TV shows to have taken digs at ‘lo life.

It goes beyond parodic fascination, though; after a long battle, the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals finally ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed by ICP after the FBI wrongfully labeled Juggalos a violent gang. I scroll through some photos from the last Gathering of the Juggalos, a festival/ family reunion for ICP fans. It feels like someone’s squeezing my temples with calipers. The phone rings. “Are you ready to talk to the one and only Shaggy 2 Dope?” a Psychopathic Records rep asks me. I don’t know if I’ll ever consider myself truly ready. “Yes,” I reply cheerily. Shaggy speaks with languid swagger about ICP’s latest releases, The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost and Found. A part of the Dark Carnival saga—the third Joker Card in the second deck, to be exact—Lost is the scarier, darker chapter; Found is the more

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celebratory album, with humorous turns and a jollier overall spirit. “It’s not how we usually do stuff; we just plant seeds,” Shaggy says of Lost. “We didn’t have a tough time recording it, but it was hard. I can’t speak for all artists, but when we’re in the studio, you feel that shit. You feel the lyrics, you feel the beats, you feel everything. You’re in there because you have to be in that mind frame.” With the growth of Psychopathic, the duo are no longer soley responsible for the grunt work on their projects; however, Shaggy affirms that he and Violent J are involved, in some manner, in every aspect of the music-making and brand. “The only difference is that now we work with producers that give us full tracks,” he explains. “They’ll sit down, write, and arrange it, whereas back in the day, we’d sit down and we’d make our tracks together. From a lazy standpoint, it’s a lot easier, because being in there for 12 hours making beats then doing vocals takes a toll on you. With this, we kind of went back to the old-school formula. We’re proud of it—it’s a really great record. I know everybody says that, but we really are.” “We’re in the lab, we do 12-hour sessions, the next day do 12 more,” he says of the ICP recording process. “The studio is our life, and being up at Psychopathic Records, we’re not your average rappers. We don’t just show up at the studio, spit out 16 bars, relax, and leave someone else to mix it. We’re hands-on with it.” Shaggy and Violent J both write, taking turns to spit on one another’s verses. “I do have a ghost writer,” Shaggy says. “All the greats have one. But I also write my own shit; it’s just a matter of what the track means. I know so many people that got ghostwriters and shit, and before…I ain’t going to sit here and say they write over our shit every time, but I ain’t got beef with it,” he says. “If something’s nice, it’s nice. I ain’t not going to rap because I didn’t write it. Michael Jackson had ghostwriters, what’s that tell you?” Later, I wonder if a ghostwriter was responsible for the now-infamous ICP line, “Fucking magnets, how do they work?” from 2001’s oft-lampooned “Miracles.” One song on Lost, “Confederate Flag,” turned out to be a particularly timely

The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost and Found, latest additons to Dark Carnival mythology.

anthem. Released a few months before the Charleston church shooting and ensuing removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds, the song fumes: “Out here pretending like you ain’t offendin’/I say fuck your rebel flag/ you redneck judges with racist grudges.” (While they may call out white supremacists, don’t mistake ICP for a PC bunch: “Confederate Flag” goes on to utilize homophobic slurs to tell those racists precisely where they can stash their banner.) Coming from Detroit and currently residing in its outskirts, the Confederate flag issue is close to Shaggy. “I know you see a lot of that shit down [South],” he acknowledges, “but believe, where I live right now in the country… there are too many big pickup flagpoles in the back, or bed, or whatever, with a big-ass rebel flag. Why don’t you go drive out to a Tigers game in downtown Detroit and see how people do it there? You got big balls out here, let’s see if you get a little closer.” The flag issue runs deep in ICP culture; the group has a tradition of throwing a rebel flag-draped scarecrow into the audience during their hit “Chicken Huntin’” and encouraging their fans to rip it to shreds. In fact, “Confederate Flag” was a continuation of “Your Rebel Flag,” released in the early ‘90s. “We said, we gotta make another one about that,” says Shaggy. “Who would have known that the Confederate flag would have been banned, burned, whatever the fuck, you know? Which, I thought, was a good thing.” With years in the game and a fan base that continues to steadily grow, he plans to “roll ‘til the wheels fall off.” “It’s a full-time job—this is our life,” he attests. “This is what we do. If we weren’t doing this, who the fuck knows what we’d be doing? I’d probably be one of them weirdos sleeping on the sidewalk.”

ICP enjoys touring in smaller markets. “The kids are hyper, everything’s more intense there,” Shaggy praises. He makes sure to state that, hatchetmantatted or not, all people are encouraged to attend the concert. “If you’re not a Juggalo, don’t be scared to check it out,” he urges. “And I’m not just saying that for ticket sales! I know a lot of non-Jugs are freaked out by Jugs. It ain’t like that, yo. Go out and have fun. You never know—you might love the shit out of it.” After we say our goodbyes, I listen to Lost single “Vomit,” in which Beelzebub throws up on the faces of hell’s newest residents as they enter his dimension. The vivid lyrics, coupled with memories of last night’s Wild Turkey, make me shudder. I think about the night before, telling folks I’d be interviewing ICP the next day. Everyone has a strong, strong opinion on the group, on Juggalism, even if they haven’t heard an ICP song. I’m guilty: transfixed whenever new Gathering photos are released online, never a listener. Juggalos proudly revel in the basest elements of culture and humanity; they also champion the most sincere. The same people that allegedly flung feces at Tila Tequila also created a halfway house for struggling Juggalos and Juggalettes. There’s the story of Cannibal, a Juggalo who died while jumping between a mugger and his victims. There are food drives, toy drives, organized by ICP fans. Is that what’s so difficult for outsiders to digest: seeing that kind of complexity spelled out in black and white face paint? We love our golden Captain Americas, our sinister-to-the-core Emperor Palpatines; is the unapologetic “whoop-whoop” of thousands who have created their own idea of family too complicated for us to process? Who are we to fetishize someone else’s sense of belonging and community? The phone is still in my hand as I turn it all over in my head. I set it down, walk to the restroom, and vomit. CS

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KYLESA IS back! With a new album in tow, our hometown heroes hit The Jinx on Friday fresh off the release of Exhausting Fire, their boldest and most challenging long-player yet. As a study in balance, Exhausting Fire excels. Opener “Crusher” cuts like a serrated knife through a velvet curtain, awash in the familiar grime of Kylesa’s signature thick low end. If there’s one true consistency that spans the band’s strikingly varied discography, it’s their ability to surprise: right when we’re entrenched in the heft of “Crusher,” Laura Pleasants’ misty vocals snaking through the mire, it’s all abruptly hushed. Drumstick clicks, like insects scuttling across pavement, make the ears prick up and reset to take in Pleasants’ cultishly eerie melody. Is it metal? Is it prog? Guitarist/vocalist Pleasants, guitarist/vocalist Phillip Cope, and drummer Carl McGinley want you to

“When I started writing, I had a lot of bits and blueprints to kind of work with and build from that I’d been kind of collecting over time since the previous record; I had stuff to work with. It wasn’t like, ‘Oh God, I have nothing and we have to write this record!’ “My songwriting process is a bit strange; every band is different. It’s a lot of me On Exhausting Fire: writing at home and then taking it into the space and then getting with Carl, our “I feel that it’s definitely a sum of all of drummer, and knocking some stuff out, our parts. All the strong elements we’ve and Phillip has his own way of writing, and ever used are there: from the old-school, then we kind of combine forces with some the heavy drop-tune guitar, a lot of the of the songs as well. heavy riffs are back that were maybe not “And some of it’s done in the studio, present on the other. The icy, gothic tones some of it’s done in the practice space; it’s are there, the psychedelic meanderings are just a strange way of doing things.” there: all of the things that make Kylesa Kylesa are there. It’s maybe a bit more On recording the new album: sophisticated and focused. “When writing this record—I’m just “Every time we go into studio, it’s like, speaking for myself—but I had an easier ‘Goddammit, why are we going in right time with it than maybe the last record. now? I don’t have my vocals ready!’ I did Maybe it was being in a better headspace, all my vocals pretty much in the studio. maybe being more confident, being more They’d be tracking something and I’d be in prepared, perhaps. keep asking. There’s truly no other band that sounds like Kylesa—and that’s just the way they like it. Exhausting Fire is out now on Season of Mist. We spoke with Laura Pleasants about the new record, the addition of new members, and heading home on a busy tour.

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4. On originality in metal:

the other room coming up with my vocal patterns. That’s not ideal, but I work well under pressure. Luckily, I came up with some of the guitar melodies, solos...all that stuff was done in-studio, same with vocals, but as far as the songs, most of them were done already. “We recorded more than what was on the record, and we put all the songs we felt like worked the best together and left a few stragglers, a few kind-of finished recordings we may or may not use.”

3. On Kylesa’s current lineup: “Really, it’s just been myself, Phillip and Carl since 2006. “And we’ve had various members living in different cities…really, it was the main problems and that touring and stuff, when trying to write a record and your other drummer is living in New York…it’s hard to get it together. So we decided the band is the three of us. “The three of us have this very intense energy. When you bring in someone new, I’m trying to be in their shoes. It can be a bit intimidating, because they’re like an outsider, so to speak; it takes some time to join the mold. “It took [bassist] Chase [Rudeseal] awhile to gel with us, and at this point I think he has. He’s a bit younger, bass wasn’t his primary instrument…I think he’s really starting to gel with us. “And [second drummer] John [Edwards], even though we haven’t been playing with him that long, he’s been great. I feel like our live setup with these Savannah guys is strong, and I’m happy to be taking them on the road. And hopefully with our next output, they can be more involved in the songwriting.”

“I can honestly say we don’t sound like any other band. We really sound like us, which I think is a hard thing to accomplish in this day and age with metal and everything being quite old at this point and so many bands—in every genre, whether it’s the indie rock scene, garage rock scene, punk scene, whatever scene—so many bands are copying one another. “That’s never been our thing. It’s made for a difficult path, but I think it makes for a happier one; it makes me happy creatively. I don’t want to be in some clone band; being in a cover band seems like the worst thing I would ever want to do. “Sometimes I’ll be playing something and I’m like ‘Hmm…that sounds really familiar.’ But I can’t figure out what it is: if it’s something or if it’s close to something. That’s going to happen. There are only so many frets on the fretboard, especially if you’re doing different chord progressions, it’s going to be used before in some way. You have to have your own take on it.”

5. On playing the band’s hometown:

“It’s going to be a very fun show—show up early! We’ll be on tour, so it’s not like we’re just coming from our house or something. We’ve got three bands with us for the entire month—Irata, Indian Handcrafts, and INTER ARMA, all awesome bands. “It’ll be fun; we don’t play The Jinx often, and we’re not going to play there for a long time, so come on down.” CS

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Heading over from their hometown of Firenze, Spain on a U.S. tour, GO!ZILLA cranks out glistening fuzz-punk laden in feedback and danceable beats. The band’s April release, Sinking in Your Sea, dips into big-splash psych moments à la Thee Oh Sees, pairing them with dissonant harmonies for a bit of ambivalence and tense low-end punch. It’s infectious fun for garage and punk-flavored pop fans. Locals Blackrune and Twisty Cats open. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 8 P.M., $5

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King Dude is set to deliver one of Savannah’s most transfixing shows of the year. With Biblical heft and a true folk heart, songwriter TJ Cowgill’s vocals cut with a wickedly low timbre, delivering apocalyptic, hell-bent stories that will appeal to fans of country, rock ‘n’ roll, and Americana. Cowgill weaves genre influences together in such a one-of-a-kind, blurred-line manner that he’s basically crafted his own genre of American music (he calls it Luciferian) that’s completely hypnotizing in its lyrical weight and powerful delivery. His latest, Light of the Lord, Songs of Flesh and Blood – In the Key of Light is a deeply personal LP that weaves spiritual visions with individual revelations regarding love, violence, and death. Cowgill and his band will bring San Francisco doom folk act Foie Gras with them on the road; the solo project is a captivating study in the balance of light and dark, weighty and airy. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 10 P.M., $10 VIA TICKETFLY.COM

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All across town this weekend, you’ll find an intimate and engaging collection of performances in the 26th Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival. With an emphasis on diversity and top-quality music, The Savannah Folk Music Society’s annual event is a celebration of local talent that’s open to the whole family. Over the course of three days, you’ll hear a mix of traditional folk, old time, blues, international, and more. Best of all? The whole shebang’s free. If you’re a young performer, check out the Youth Songwriting Workshop; while August 15 was the deadline for this year’s Songwriting Competition, head over to First Pres on Saturday to hear the 2015 entries, and scope out a performance from the big winner on Sunday at Grayson Stadium. The Society’s old time dances are always a blast (don’t worry, beginners are welcomed with open arms and pros will walk you through the steps), and with music from Paving Gravy, you can’t go wrong. Check out the silent auction on Friday and Sunday—Gretsch has donated a slew of guitars that Savannah artists have transformed into completely original, playable works of art. On Sunday, a Gretsch guitar signed by all performers will be auctioned off, too. Check out the full schedule below: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, ELLIS SQUARE: 7:00 - 7:40 p.m.: Chris Desa 7:45 - 8:15 p.m.: Clark Byron 8:20 - 8:50 p.m.: Lauren Lapointe 8:55 - 9:30 p.m.: Jason Bible 9:35 - 10:05 p.m.: Jean Paul & Dominique Carton 10:10 - 10:45 p.m.: Savannah Ceili Band 10:50 - 11:00 p.m.: Ensemble Sing-along

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After a successful show at Trinity Sanctuary Concerts’ Thursday Night Opry, Americana/country folksters Pretend Sweethearts are back to serenade listeners over Foxy brunch. Listen for anthems of love, the inherent wandering spirit, and social politics. (Photo by Jon Waits) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

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CULTURE THEATRE

Hollow at cha’ ghoul!

Spook it up with Savannah Stage Company’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow BY ANNA CHANDLER

anna@connectsavannah.com

OCT 7-OCT 13, 2015

THERE’S A slight chill in the air, pumpkins are sprouting on stoops, and shops are adorned in cobwebs and candy galore. At last, it’s Halloween month! It’s only fitting that America’s Most Haunted City revel in the October spirit. If you’re charting out all the spooky happenings coming up, don’t forget your local theatre: Savannah Stage Company is getting in on the eerie action with a special adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. In Washington Irving’s classic tale, the little village of Sleepy Hollow is haunted by a terrifying Headless Horseman. When Ichabod Crane, an affable but deeply superstitious schoolmaster, takes a new job in town, he finds himself caught up in Sleepy Hollow’s deepest and creepiest secrets. Savannah Stage Company has a welldocumented love of Irving’s work; the very first show the troupe produced back in 2012 was Rip Van Winkle. With a season chock-full of literary classics that appeal to audiences of all ages, it was only appropriate to select Sleepy Hollow as SSC’s October production. “We walked into the first day of rehearsals and every single person who worked with us this season was ready to dive into the deep end,” praises SSC Artistic Director Jayme Tinti. “They understand the very specific language we use at SSC and our specific process—everyone already knew it, so we were about to jump into deeper waters.” In addition to a stellar cast, Sleepy Hollow also features innovative puppetry. “I’m very happy with the Headless Horseman so far,” Tinti smiles. “Last night we got the arm to move!” “For the most part with all of our shows, we go toward the imaginative,” she Kevin Santana, who plays Ichabod Crane, surveys his eerie new home of Sleepy Hollow. explains. “We are never going to give you something literal onstage, and that’s just us. We demand that our actors use their “You think of children’s theatre and back all the time and have people rememimagination as well as demand the audipeople think of a certain thing,” says Tinti. ber us.” ence does as well. We don’t hand it to you “We do theatre for everyone; it’s sophistiSSC will announce their second season on a silver platter.” cated. We’re not talking down to anyone. on Thursday, November 19 with a special Sleepy Hollow is a mainstage produccelebration at Ampersand; while they can’t tion, but after the proverbial curtain drops It fits perfectly into schools, for adults coming to Ampersand, and the retirement wait to surprise their fans, Tinti does drop at Ampersand, they’re taking the show on homes.” a hint about next year’s shows. the road. There are many stops on the way; SSC is “I will tell you that these are all literary “We’ll be touring this show after it looking forward to returning to Bethesda classics that every single person has a concloses to schools and retirement homes,” Academy and The Marshes of Skidaway nection with,” she says. Tinti says. “All of our shows tour; that’s a Island retirement home. As always, Sleepy Hollow has a pay-whatbig part of them being accessible, is going “We’ve been able to change their expeyou-can admission fee. to places where people literally cannot 28 leave.” rience,” Tinti says of the latter. “We come “We believe everyone deserves live,

professional theatre,” affirms Tinti. “If it means you’ve got a dollar, come on up! We’ll take it.” CS

SAVANNAH STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

When: October 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25, 30, 31 at 8 p.m., October 18 at 2 p.m. Where: Ampersand (third floor) Cost: $15 or pay what you can Audience: All ages


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Ahoy you scurvy dogs, it’s the Pirate Fest Event brings buccaneering fun Thursday-Sunday on Tybee Island THE Tybee Island Pirate Fest is a four-day festival with live music, a parade and family-friendly activities. The hub of pirate action is at the South Beach parking lot, located on Tybrisa Street. Whar be the startin’ point, Matey? The Fest begins Thursday, October 8 at The Crab Shack with the coronation of Pirate Fest’s King and Queen, Lanny and Stacye Jarrell, at the Buccaneer’s Ball. Arrr, what can we plunder the rest of the weekend? Friday, Saturday and Sunday highlights include The Pirate Victory Parade with the monster truck “Big Foot”, Scallywags Costume Contest, Little Matey’s Cove, Thieves Market, the Bud Light Whatever Bar with live music, a fireworks show and several kids’ activities such as a petting zoo, carousel, the Sea Ray swinging pirate ship ride and a 90 foot tall Ferris wheel. Tell me about the music or you’ll be walkin’ the plank. This year’s headliners are Big Engine and Junior Marvin’s Wailers. Big Engine is a popular local band that will headline Friday, October 9. Junior Marvin and the Wailers, a blues/rock band whose lead singer, Junior Marvin, has performed with Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, and OAR will take the stage Saturday, October 10. I heard somethin’ tell ‘bout some Sapphire treasure…. Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love, a native Savannah band, will be the closing act taking the stage at 9:15 p.m. Friday. This 13-piece band includes the five-member “Bonaventure Horns” and covers the likes of Sinatra, Prince, and Otis Redding Aye, but the pirate favorite is sure to be the Kiss cover band. MiniKiss, a cover band that performs songs from Kiss and other 80’s bands will take the stage Saturday. This act, composed entirely of little people, appeared in Mall Cop 2, and the Dr. Pepper/Kiss Super Bowl commercial. CS

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CULTURE THE ART•BEAT OF SAVANNAH

BY LAUREN FLOTTE

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ARTISTS Deb Oden and Christina Edwards gaze across Oden’s airy studio at a three panel almost 12-foot long painting. Deb Oden, painter, printmaker and co-curator of “The Industry,” stands before her contribution “You know there’s something about hav- to the Kobo Gallery exhibition. ing an artwork be larger than us—that you can go up to it and you can lose yourself. You don’t have to think about yourself,” Oden says. “You can be immersed” Edwards responds. The work is nearly complete. Unlike many large pieces in Savannah, this one is destined for a gallery wall. It will be featured in Kobo Gallery’s weeklong exhibition “The Industry” alongside other large-scale works created specially for this exhibition. One of the bedrocks of Savannah’s art scene, Kobo is a cooperative gallery featuring contemporary art from both established and up-and-coming local artists. With “The Industry,” curators Edwards and Oden will highlight Kobo’s 2 and 3-dimensional artists. While many of Kobo’s painters, mixedmedia artists and printmakers prefer facing down a large canvas, this is a rare chance for them to display this aspect of their art making to the public. “It’s the economy of wall space,” Edwards says bluntly. With 15 artists in the gallery it’s rare to see a 12-foot piece. Usually each artist displays between 4 and ten small or mid-sized pieces on their designated wall space. “For this show, it might be that you can just show two big pieces. We’re economizing our walls so the pieces have enough Mary Hartman, “Anvil,” Pastel, Charcoal and Acrylic Wash on Paper room. You need air and breath around them,” says Edwards. There’s a gamble in limiting the number of works available. Oden and Edwards are across the line instead just half a hand which include studio space limitations, mitigating this with added storage racks moving across that line. Being able to see transport complications and the lack of for smaller works and a hanging rack for opportunity to display larger works, Oden that with larger work is what’s exciting for works on paper. and Edwards have a passion for expansive me. It’s human scale,” says Edwards. “We’re moving everything. We’re disOden, who began working large in rupting everybody’s lives to hang these big art. graduate school, says, “You do have to be “With large works, I get a body connecpieces for a week and show people what fearless. Except for commission pieces, I tion because I see the body movement. else we can do,” Edwards says. haven’t made work specifically for selling. Despite the challenges of working large, With a line, you see a whole arm moving

THE INDUSTRY: CURATING ART FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPACES

When: Oct 5-11, Mon.-Sat. 10am-5:30pm, Sun. 11am-5pm; Reception Oct 8, 6-9pm Where: 33 Barnard Street Info: info@kobogallery.com

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Kobo lives large with ‘Industry’ group show

I know that sounds bad but I’m too driven to see something. I’m too driven to explore something. I want to be thrilled and do something exciting.” While artists face definite issues when deciding to work large, there is a demand for art of a certain scale. “I feel like whenever we’ve had monster large works in the gallery they get a great response and people are really interested,” says Edwards. “From what I’ve noticed so far, they’ll sell. It’s a thing where we commit to the piece and wanting to create it. Then we’ve got to find someone who wants to commit to the piece—to foster it and own it,” Edwards continues. It is the call for large work from both collectors and commercial clients that “industry” refers to. “We wanted to reach out to the large industry of art making and art consumers—interior designers, the art consultants, the hotels and the business owners—to invite them all in,” says Edwards. “I also linked it to the industry of the artists; the industrious nature of the way we’re working and producing,” Oden adds. For this exhibition the Kobo artists are reaching out to remind the public that the work they are often seeking is right here, even if it is not always on display. “You get so caught up with making and being in the gallery that you don’t get a chance to go out and meet these people that you want to reach,” Edwards says. “It’s all about creating opportunities,” says Oden. This exhibition has been the impetus for beginning new conversations as well as reengaging support each artist already has. Oden and Edwards intend for this show to plant a seed and open imaginations to the possibilities that come with large work. “With this show people are going to be able to see—all of us have our distinct own voices—but they’ll be able to see our interpretation of what large is. Then they can take that back with them and go into their spaces and re-think their own ideas of how they can use the space that they have available,” Edwards says. In Oden’s studio, the two artists continue to stare into the massive painted surface. There is a true majesty to a work of its size. “The fearless part is that if you’ve got the inclination to experience this process that is larger than yourself physically—you’ll be able to find a way to let it see light,” Edwards breaks her gaze to say. CS

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OPENINGS & RECEPTIONS

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. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

ATOMIC: A STUDIO MEMBER EXHIBITION — Join on Friday, October 9th as the artists of Sulfur Studios display their work in the first ever studio-wide exhibition! Artwork By: Nathan Dixon, Emily Earl, Leslie Geer, Kelley Hagemes, Cleonique Hilsaca, Josh Hood, Alexis Javier, Geoff L. Johnson, Tim Kelly, Irene Ward, Logan McDonald, Mixed Greens, Joanne Morton, Jennifer Moss, Linda Rissell, Leslie Walsh free and open to the public Fri., Oct. 9, 6-9 p.m. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street.

THE MAKING OF DAKOTA JACKSON — “The Making of Dakota Jackson” is the first major museum exhibition of Jackson’s work and retrospective of the visionary furniture designer’s life. The exhibition profiles Jackson’s life and career and includes iconic works from his oeuvre, tracing the development from 1974, when he established his New York City design studio, to the present. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

GESTURES OF PERSISTENCE — Maggie O’Hara presents her MFA thesis exhibition that includes video projections and stills. Oct. 9-12. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. THE INDUSTRY: CURATING ART FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPACES — Kobo Gallery is celebrating the industrious nature of our artists by giving the gallery a brand new look with this week long exhibition curated by Kobo members Deb Oden and Christina Edwards. Raise your glass at the opening reception Thursday, October 8th from 6-9 pm at Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. OTHER VOICES, OTHER CITIES — “Other Voices, Other Cities” is an exhibition of works from an ongoing series by artist Sue Williamson that explores the definition of place to cities and citizens. Oct. 8-Jan. 24. scadmoa. org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. PATRICIA J. WALKER: WORKS FROM THE STUDIO — Patricia J. Walker (1949-2015) was on the faculty of Georgia Southern University for 27 years. Throughout her career, she exhibited her work both nationally and internationally and received many awards, grants, and scholarships. Her work was also included in numerous art publications. Oct. 10-Nov. 8. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS 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. Z2, 9 Drayton Street.

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BISCUITS, BEEHIVES AND THE BOOGIE MAN — Lisa Ocampo and Tiffany O’Brien show paintings with a fun, whimsical Southern Gothic theme. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull 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 postapocalyptic world where our darkest faults 32 and our purest virtues have taken physical

Work by frequent Connect contributing photographer Geoff C. Johnson is among that featured at Sulfur’s new show ‘Atomic,’ with a reception this Friday.

form and are battling for control of the planet. Through Nov. 15. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St. CITY TRANSVERSED — Lisa D. Watson’s wall pieces are made with 90% reclaimed materials. On display will be the I-95 - Savannah River Bridge, CSX - Savannah River Bridge, the Houlihan Bridge, the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, Factors Walk, RRX - Henry Street and Islands Expressway Bascule Bridge. Through Dec. 31. City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. = CREEKS + FOLDS — Henry Dean’s inspiration comes through immersing himself in diverse landscape environments. Through Oct. 30. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry 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. ED JONES AND DANIEL SMITH — Ed Jones displays his sculpture and Daniel Smith shows his paintings. Opening reception October 22, 5:30-7:30pm. Through Dec. 31. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. FACULTY ART EXHIBITION — Visit the AMT gallery to see magnificent faculty-created originals. 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.

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. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. THE HIGHWAYMEN — The exhibit features several well known black artists known as The Highwaymen. A total of 26 artists, one woman and twenty-five men, traveled the highways of Florida from the early 1960s to the early 1990s selling oil paintings from the trunks of cars. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. 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 — “Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day” is a 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. LAURA BERGER — Laura’s work focuses on exploring our connections to ourselves and each other and the idea of finding novelty and adventure in everyday life. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

MICKALENE THOMAS AT GIVERNY — The dazzling mixed-media works of Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) combine rhinestones with acrylic and oil paints to create compositions that often reference iconic works of art from nineteenth-century Europe. In her reimagined renderings, the artist replaces the European subjects of these images with powerful and glamorous African American women, inviting questions about conventional beauty, racial identity, and the traditional art historical narrative.Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. MORTALITY AND MOURNING IN REGENCY SAVANNAH — Life was precarious in Savannah at the beginning of the 19th century. Yellow fever was a constant threat and infant mortality was high. How did early Savannahians deal with the ever present specter of their own demise? Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. THE OPTICAL COLORATION OF SOLINGLASS — The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. POWERFUL EXPRESSIONS: PAINTINGS BY HESSAM ABRISHAMI — Through Nov. 6. grandbohemiangallery.com/. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. PRINTS FROM THE COLLECTION — Carefully stored away and sheltered from damaging light, Telfair Museums holds a treasure trove of fine prints by some of the most widely known artists in all of Western art history. This exhibit features approximately 40 European and American works dating from the 16th century through 1945 and includes works by Rembrandt, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, Goya, and others. This exhibit at the Telfair Academy includes original etchings, lithographs and wood engravings on paper by Rembrandt, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, Goya, and others. It also features American printmakers, such as Whistler and Bellows. Through July 17, 2016. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.


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The Literate Butcher

Voracious author brings the beef to Smith Bros. Oct. 8

BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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LIKE LOTS of girls, Cara Nicoletti played Little House in the Big Woods in her childhood. Unlike her friends, however, she was the only one who didn’t think it was a big deal to hoist a slaughtered pig over her shoulder when it was her turn to play Pa Wilder. A bookworm who spent afternoons in her grandpa’s Boston butcher shop, Nicoletti was as comfortable darting between beef carcasses as she was sitting on a milk crate reading Nancy Drew, so it’s no surprise that she formed an inextricable connection between victuals and fiction. “My dad was an English teacher and my mom taught preschool, so books were really important in our house,” says the Brooklyn-based foodie. “We all ate together every night, and they read to us before we went to bed. So it makes sense that books and food would mean the most to me as a grown-up.” The 29 year-old chef and writer has spent the last several years developing her literary palate into actual recipes. Her blog, Yummy Books, is stocked with tested how-to’s of some of literature’s most famous meals—from Great Expectations’ pork pie to the Boxcar Children’s fromscratch chocolate pudding to Hannibal Lecter’s fava beans—and now she’s turned the project into a book of her own. Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books comes out this month, and bookish gourmets will have a chance to sample some of Nicoletti’s dishes when she appears at Smith Brothers Butcher Shop on Thursday, Oct. 8. Presented by the Savannah Book Festival, the free event feature nibbles cooked

Butcher, baker and author Cara Nicoletti

up by the Smith Brothers’ team as Nicoletti signs copies of Voracious. Each recipe from the book will be paired with wine, and we can only hope that the aforementioned Silence of the Lambs’ Crostini with Fava Bean and Chicken Liver Mousses will be accompanied by a nice Chianti. Smith Brothers and its glorious glass coolers of steaks and charcuterie couldn’t be a more apropos locale for Nicoletti, who became a butcher herself in 2010 after years as a restaurant pastry chef. “My grandpa didn’t want us to cut,” she explains of the delay in realizing her true calling. “As a kid I thought it was because I was a girl, but the older I got I realized that it’s a tough business and he didn’t want that for us.” She still sharpened her knives and made it through an apprenticeship at the Meat Hook, a boutique butcher shop in Brooklyn

that deals in sustainably-raised meats. Her mentors hired her on, so she dropped pastries for pork loin and hasn’t looked back. Baking up a blackberry tart may seem easier—and a lot less bloody—than breaking down a whole cow, but Nicoletti says they’re not so different. “Everyone thinks being a butcher is a brute force kind of thing, but there’s actually a lot of precision to it, just like baking,” muses Nicoletti. “It’s delicate work when you get to the smaller parts, cleaning membranes and cutting steaks.” She adds, “Sausage making for me is the most meditative thing.” In Voracious, she interprets some of literature’s meatier scenes with a philosophic depth, offering up the pig’s head in Lord of the Flies as a social statement and as the entrée Porchetta di Testa. In the classic story, the head “represents chaos and disorder, savagery and the instinctual

brutality of human nature,” but roasted and spiced, “it’s delicious.” She also explores the carnivore’s dilemma via a Pea and Bacon Soup inspired by Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web: “For me, eating animals is not an easy thing to justify. E.B. White struggled with it as well in his later essays,” she says of the author. “It’s part of the reason I became a butcher. I feel like if I’m going to eat meat, I want to honor the animal by using every part of it.” Voracious contains plenty of meatless dishes, like Crab Stuffed Avocados courtesy of The Bell Jar and White Garlic Soup from Pride and Prejudice. Nicoletti also shares her sweet side in Mrs. Dalloway’s chocolate éclairs and Gone Girl’s brown butter crêpes, plus a recipe for jelly donuts that will make everyone agree that A Confederacy of Dunces should be required reading. The literate butcher admits her reading tastes are as eclectic as her palate, mixing up childhood classics and leg of lamb with pop fiction and sugary confections. “I like to go a fancy meal, but did I eat a box of Mallomars for dinner last night? Yes, yes I did.” While Nicoletti wields knife and keyboard with equal deft, there’s one book that’s still eluded her decocted musings: Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. “I’ve really struggled with the recipe for custard and prunes,” she laughs. “It’s not a very photogenic dish.” CS

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‘Good Appetite’ to you at this year’s Savannah Greek Festival IT’S time to “Get Your Greek On!” for the 65th Annual Savannah Greek Festival. Believe it or not, Savannah’s Greek community begins the planning each year just a few weeks after they finish the previous festival. “There were so many great ideas from last year. It was difficult to narrow down what we could do,” states Jimmy Stevens, Festival Co-chair. “I think we’ve incorporated some of the best for this year.” So, what can you expect at the 65th Annual Savannah Greek Festival? “Not to worry,” says Gabrielle Franklin, Festival co-chair. “All your favorites from years previous are still here. We are still making the spanakopita, dolmades, pasticio, the pastries, the lamb, baked chicken, salads…well, we’re making 90% with help from the Savannah community.” CS The Savannah Greek Festival runs October 8, 9 and 10 from 11am - 9pm each day.

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CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS may be already showing up in stores but it’s only October. And October means one thing in the craft beer world, after Oktoberfest of course, and that’s pumpkin beers. Actually seasonal creep affects craft beer as much as anything. Pumpkin flavored beers started popping up on shelves as far back as July, but it’s not until the Fall that the shelves really start stocking up. There are two basic types of pumpkin beers. The first group is flavored with actual pumpkin. Sometimes the pumpkin is roasted or otherwise cooked in someway but the flavor relies primarily on the actual pumpkin flesh. The second type taps into the smells and flavors associated with pumpkin pie or more specifically the spices used in cooking those pies. Nutmeg, clove and cinnamon play a big part in these brews as does sweetness. There are, of course, many beers that find a happy place mixing the two types. On top of that there are a multitude of beer styles that work well with both pumpkin and its affiliated spices. Strong Ales, stouts, porters all accept the spice and pumpkin well. All these variables lead to a wide-ranging variety of pumpkin beers available for all types of palettes. The list below is made up of, mostly, easily accessible and locally available pumpkin beers crafted by breweries from all over the country.

Worth the Work:

Sweet Potato Casserole, Funky Buddha. If you need something a little different and are willing to put in a little work Sweet Potato Casserole brewed by Florida’s Funky Buddha is excellent beer to hunt down. Funky Buddha is known for coming up with odd beer flavors but being able to brew them to perfection. Sweet Potato Casserole tastes and smells like sweet potato casserole. Funky Buddha does not distribute to Georgia but recently expanded to north Florida and can be found in Jacksonville. It’s a high quality beer and worth a drive.

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PumpkinFest, Terrapin Brewing. Headed to visit family out of state but want to share some Georgia beer? Pumpkinfest may be your best local option. Athens based Terrapin has been brewing up PumpkinFest for many years. Technically Pumpkinfest, as the name hints, is an Octoberfest style beer brewed with real pumpkins and spices. The style makes for one of the lightest of the pumpkin beers. The spices are heavy on the nose but lighter on the tongue.

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Pumking, Southern Teir. This is the most balanced of the two types 38 of pumpkin beers even if it does lean

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toward the pie version. The pumpkin comes through but the spices blend in to create an easy to drink flavorful beer. The sweetness is tempered by nutmeg and vanilla flavors and has a hint of graham cracker to round out a full flavored pie. Previously only available in 22 oz. bottles Southern Tier released the 2015

Warlock, Southern Tier. The fact that Southern Tier is on this list twice is testament to the variety of pumpkin beers on the shelves. The base beer of Warlock is an Imperial stout. Warlock has a lot of similarities between it and Pumkings but there are some subtle roasted flavors that fit with the stout style add a “baked” quality to the mix. At 10% Warlock packs a punch so share this one. Punkin’ Ale, Dogfish Head Brewing. Punkin’ has a brown sugar sweetness that balances out the spices and pumpkin. These flavors blend well with a creamy

Ghoulship, Allagash Brewing. Allagash exposes some of their beers to the elements to be inoculated with wild yeasts. The vessel that is used for this process is called a cool ship. These sour beers tend to be tart and rich in flavor. Allagash has brewed up their version of a pumpkin beer three times, once in 2008, 2011 and again in 2014. Each version is brewed with pumpkin meat and roasted pumkin seeds. Ghoulship is very hard to find but absolutely worth the hunt. It’s a beautiful beer with lots of flavor and the sour notes make it special. Pumpkin beers can stir up some heady conversations among craft beer drinkers. Some think they are an abomination created by breweries to tap into holiday overkill. Others love them but divide into spice or the pure pumpkin camps. The wide variety of pumpkin beers should tempt the most jaded of craft beer drinkers and provide those that love them plenty of option over the “pumpkin” season. CS


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ooo Superior to both Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and (by a smaller margin) Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, The Martian will disappoint only those who were waiting for Marvin to show up at some point to wreak looney havoc. Perhaps not since Ron Howard’s 1995 Apollo 13 has a movie paid such loving tribute to star-struck visionaries and their egghead enablers, those brainiacs who work tirelessly to send them soaring past the heavens and just as feverishly toil to return them safely to the fold. Matt Damon plays the title character— not a Martian per se, but an Earthling who becomes stranded on the planet after his team mistakenly believes him to have been killed in a freak accident. While his fellow astronauts, a dedicated group led by expedition captain Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain), hurtle back toward Earth—a journey that will take many months— Damon’s Mark Watney calmly assesses his situation and determines that if he can sufficiently secure the man-built outpost on the Mars surface and if he can not only ration his food but also grow some more, he might be able to survive long enough until the next U.S. rocket comes visiting in a couple years’ time. Or maybe not even that long, once the NASA suits realize that he’s in fact not dead (as reported by Lewis) and is very much alive. With NASA engineer Vincent Kapoor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) taking the lead, agency head Teddy Sanders (Jeff Daniels) exploring every option, and P.R. rep Annie Montrose (Kristen Wiig) waiting for instructions on how to handle the media, everyone becomes committed to bringing Mark back home. Andy Weir’s novel has been adapted for the screen by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, TV’s Alias), and the film’s strength largely derives from the characterization of Mark Watney. As expertly brought to life by Damon, he’s easy to like and even easier to admire, as he employs his sense of humor to take the edge off his dire predicament, thus allowing him to rationally face challenges one step at a time. Yet despite Damon’s star billing and his face looming large—and alone—on the poster, this is hardly a one-man show like Cast Away (or a one-woman show like Gravity). Instead, the picture frequently cuts away from Watney, not only to focus on the various earthbound players as they argue, compromise and coordinate but also to check in on Watney’s fellow space travellers and get their take on the situation. Not surprisingly, everyone comes to the same conclusion: Like Damon’s Private Ryan, Damon’s Mark Watney is worth saving. The Martian, then, represents that other type of inspirational drama, one that moves us not through oversized action but through understated intelligence.

Matt Damon struggles to get back to Earth in The Martian

SICARIO

ooo I stand corrected, while simultaneously being floored by the development. It’s barely been a month since I decreed that No Escape was the most intense motion picture I’ve seen in 2015, and yet here’s Sicario storming through the gate and proving so potent that the Owen Wilson flick suddenly seems as incendiary as On Golden Pond by comparison. An exaggeration? OK, a bit. But Sicario is nevertheless a Molotov cocktail of a movie, flaming fuels of helplessness and paranoia and scorching viewers’ nerves in the process. Like Steven Soderbergh’s Oscarwinning Traffic, it throws together Benicio Del Toro and the War on Drugs, and while it may not be as balanced and far-reaching as that bruising beauty of a film, it’s perhaps even more cynical—which of course is to say, more realistic—in its depiction of a battle in which there aren’t good guys and bad guys as much as there are bad guys, worse guys, and those few innocents caught in the crossfire. Emily Blunt headlines as Kate Macer, an FBI agent whose take-charge, can-do demeanor in the field catches the eye of shady government operative Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), the sort of smarmy, fauxgood ole boy who thinks nothing of wearing flip-flops to important meetings. Graver wants Macer on his team, to aid in tackling the drug crisis taking place along the U.S.-Mexico border—Macer accepts the assignment, even though Graver is keeping her in the dark a bit more than she would appreciate. But if she thinks Graver is a clandestine figure, he’s as open and

transparent as Mary Poppins when placed alongside Alejandro (Del Toro), a shadowy figure who joins Graver and his team as they set about trying to ascertain the identity of a particularly dangerous drug kingpin. “Nothing will make sense to your American ears,” Alejandro tells Kate. “But in the end, you will understand.” That proves to be an opinion, not a guarantee, and Sicario excels in the manner in which it keeps its intentions close to its chest. Kate Macer is, like all young law officers in the movies, an idealist, the figure audience members are automatically expected to rally behind. Yet while she does command the lion’s share of our sympathy, the picture, with its forceful script by Taylor Sheridan (a longtime TV actor making his writing debut), makes it clear that this is the type of poisonous war in which good intentions can get a person killed, and that the rules are made not only to be broken but to be ground into dust, like so much cocaine powder. With Kate representing the hero America thinks it probably deserves and Matt serving as the anti-hero America arguably needs, it’s up to Alejandro to throw in any hints of moral ambiguity. Del Toro, in a marvelous performance, conveys the shifty nature of his character, who can morph from seemingly conscientious to casually cruel without raising an eyebrow. Director Denis Villeneuve, whose Prisoners slipped onto my 10 Best list for 2013, has again crafted a motion picture that shows people attempting to navigate gray areas while wondering whether the ends justifies the means. And as before, he has

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turned to the brilliant Roger Deakins to shoot his picture, with the renowned cinematography once again making extraordinary use of shadows. Also adding to the sense of unease that grips us at every turn is composer Johann Johannsson, a recent Oscar nominee for The Theory of Everything. Appropriately, his contribution feels less like a soundtrack and more like a funeral dirge – the sort of morose melody likely to back Charon as he ferries the war’s fallen across the Styx.

THE WALK

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ooo Released in 2008, Man on Wire told the amazing true story of Philippe Petit, a French high-wire walker who in the 1970s could always be found risking his life climbing and traversing high points of note (including Notre Dame and Sydney Bridge). When Petit learned of plans to construct the World Trade Center, he waited impatiently over the years for the Twin Towers to become a reality, at which point he and his supporters plotted to set up a line between the two buildings so that he could cross over with only a thin wire under his feet. Mixing modern re-enactments and interviews with awe-inspiring archival footage, the film proved to be a giddy watch and snagged the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Realizing this story was too great to keep relegated to the documentary graveyard – Man on Wire grossed $3 million, which is solid for a nonfiction feature but pocket change compared to multiplex moneymakers – director Robert Zemeckis has responded with The Walk, a thrilling dramatization of this historic event. With such titles as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Forrest Gump, Zemeckis has shown that he’s one of those exemplary filmmakers who can wade knee-deep into dazzling effects work without ever losing sight of the piece’s pathos and humanity (The Polar Express was the rare time he failed), and this latest picture follows suit. It takes its time acquainting us with Petit (charmingly played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his comrades in arms, fellow visionaries who have all agreed to help him achieve his goal of spanning that imposing empty space between the two towers. It covers the preparations intently, taking care to dot every cinematic i and cross every celluloid t. Only then does Zemeckis hit us with the spectacle: The final half-hour, as Petit takes to the wire, is basically one sustained money shot, with superb effects conveying not only the sheer lunacy of the undertaking but also the determination of one man to achieve the seemingly impossible. “Why do you want to climb the mountain?” someone asks the daredevils in the recent Everest, to which the response is the predictable “Because it’s there.” 40 Petit might be expected to make a similar

declaration but never does – a surprise, given the degree of arrogance he sometimes flashes. Like an Icarus for our time, he dares to skip across the sky, and anyone not familiar with the outcome will be anxious to learn whether he similarly gets burned.

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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-at-home 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 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 selfpurpose yet unable to completely conceal the flop sweat triggered by his 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 small-time 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.

EVEREST

ooo The best movie I’ve ever seen in IMAX remains 1998’s Everest, which was released back when films shown in that largerthan-life format were short-form documentaries generally screened in a museum facility and not feature-length flicks presented in any given multiplex’s largest auditorium. One of the most successful docs ever made—it grossed an amazing $87 million over a stretch of several years—this superb nonfiction effort follows a group of climbers who attempt to scale the majestic Himalayan mountain in 1996. Yet part of the picture centers on a disaster that was occurring elsewhere on the treacherous slopes while filming was taking place—that tragedy was the basis for Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Into Thin Air, a couple of other 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. CS


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13TH COLONY PATRIOTS Conservative political activists that meet the 13th of each month. Dedicated to preserving the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. See Facebook page for meeting location. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-604-4048. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM Before they go to the polls on November 3, Tybee Island voters get a chance to interview six candidates, three incumbents and three new office-seekers, competing for seats on City Council. The three top vote getters will serve four-year terms, from 2016-2019. Tybee residents voted for staggered four-year terms in 2011 after a long history of two-year terms. Candidates are John Bremer, Sr.; Barry Brown (incumbent); Wanda Doyle (incumbent), Stephen Friedman, Julie Livingston, and Paul Wolff (incumbent). Mon., Oct. 12, 6-9 p.m. Public Safety Building, 78 Van Horne Drive. COLUMBUS DAY POLITICAL FORUM The day will consist of 6 one-hour forums, moderated by Bill Kelso, that give candidates the opportunity to communicate their plans to address the issues in our community; it is not a debate. No campaign literature or paraphernalia such as signs or buttons will be allowed. People wearing signs or clothing in support of any candidate will be asked to leave. GPB and Savannah Morning News host. Mon., Oct. 12, 9 a.m. Savannah Morning News, 1375 Chatham Parkway. PICKMONDAY MEANS COMMUNITY: THE IMPORTANCE OF BELONGING Join Emergent Savannah as they present Blacksburg, West Virginia, storyteller David Pitonyak for a conversation on finding a “new story” through living with difference. Pitonyak will speak on how being connected to the people we love is critical to our emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as ideas for moving beyond interventions and coverage to a more holistic system that supports enduring, freely-chosen relationships. Conversation continues afterwards at the American Legion Post 135 bar. Mon., Oct. 12, 7 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. SAVANNAH MAYORAL DEBATE The Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science at Armstrong State

University will host a Savannah Mayoral Debate, which will be moderated by WSAV-TV anchor Tina Tyus-Shaw. Featured mayoral candidates will include Murray Silver, Eddie DeLoach and incumbent Mayor Edna Jackson. Audience questions may be submitted in advance to Dr. Ned Rinalducci at ned.rinalducci@armstrong.edu. This event is free and open to the public. Thu., Oct. 8, 6 p.m. melanie.simon@armstrong. edu. The Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. VICTORIAN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS Open to all residents, property owners and businesses located between Anderson and Gwinnett, M.L.King,Jr. Blvd to East Broad Street. Free second Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-233-0352. alpost135.com/. American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. VICTORIAN NEIGHBORHOODS ASSOCIATION MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM AND POTLUCK The Association will supply paper products and non-alcoholic beverages. Please bring a food dish to share plus any additional beverage you may want. The forum will start promptly at 6:15, each candidate will have a set time to speak, followed by a questions and answers period. Open to all. Tue., Oct. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 1308 West, Henry St. and Montgomery St. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

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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 CREATORS FOR SHOP LOCAL HOLIDAY MARKET Sulfur Studios is seeking local creators who would like to have a table at our 1st Annual Shop Local Saturday Holiday Market. The event will be on Saturday, November 28th from noon to 6pm. Creators will be chosen based on the quality and originality of their work - we are interested in showcasing a wide variety of media and techniques. If you are interested in participating please email us at sulfurstudios@gmail.com and include your name, contact information, a description of your work and a link to your website or attach 4-6 sample images. Deadline to apply is October 15th. free to apply, $25 fee if accepted Through Oct. 15. 912-657-1122. sulfurstudios@gmail. com. sulfurstudios.org/opportunities/. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VOTING BLOCK Emergent Savannah is sponsoring a Call for Entry. We are interested in seeing what local artists think about the voting and political process. Deadline for entry is October 12th at midnight. We are happy to 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 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 to build Oatland Island Education Center in the 1970’s. Great memories from field trips. Special family memories of Oatland Island. Send your photos and stories to memories@ oatland40th.org. Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org.

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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.

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cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. ADVANCED MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT This course is for developers with some iOS/Swift development experience who are ready to tackle more advanced topics. Students will get hands-on experience with advanced development techniques including debugging and optimization. The course covers advanced security and privacy topics and more complex user interfaces. This three-day workshop is geared toward people with some Apple iOS/Swift mobile programming experience who want to take the next step by building professional applications with more features and improved performance. Participants should have experience with Xcode, storyboarding and Swift. $1,695 per person Oct. 12-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. 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. BURLESQUE BOOTYCAMP Mon., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. Online, 2222 42 Sedwick Drive.

Boating Classes

Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register.. 912-897-7656. SAVANNAHAUX.COM. 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 Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and 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. FOLK SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WITH RUPERT WATES Sat., Oct. 10, 3:30-5:30 p.m. fpc. presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. 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, 1pm3pm. 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.. 912478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern. edu. academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ ce/programs/professionaldevelopment/ leadershipskills/. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. MICROSOFT WORD - CLASS 1 A fundamental understanding of Microsoft 2010 Word, including: basic Word, working with documents, formatting text, formatting the page, outlines, clip art, themes/styles. $90 first Wednesday of every month, 6-8:30 p.m.. 912-651-2005. academics. georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/ personaldevelopment/microsoft/. 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.


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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. POLE FITNESS CLASSES Pole dancing is a beautiful artform, and a combination of dance, flexibility and gymnastics. Pole dancing has quickly become one of the most popular forms of fun and exercise for women. It can help you lose weight, gain beautiful muscle tone, make you stronger than ever and build confidence like no other form of exercise can. Join us on Tuesday nights and get fitter and stronger than you’ve ever been, with this amazing full body workout. Schedule TBA $20 Every other Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. 912-9881052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. 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 person - includes a copy of the PMBOK from PMI. New fifth edition. Thu., Oct. 8, 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/

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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. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road 44 GA.

GEECHEE SAILING CLUB Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education, and fellowship.Member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. geecheesailingclub.org. liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. 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 each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. 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. SPIES AND MYSTERIES BOOK CLUB A book club for readers who love thrillers, spy novels, and mysteries. We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm. None second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm,

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

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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. CONCERT: BEIJING OPERA: AMAZING CHINA Savannah State University Confucius Institute and The Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, China present the Chinese Opera from Binghamton University Confucius Institute, the only performance group in the United States to feature Beijing opera. The group will perform its spectacular “Amazing China” show. Sat., Oct. 10, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. PICKCONCERT: DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW Part of MusicFile’s Stopover in the Yard concert series. $21 Sat., Oct. 10, 12-3 p.m. The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. CONCERT: JUSTIN L. ADDINGTON Justin has served as the Director of Music and Worship at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church for five years, and this concert coincides with his anniversary of taking the position. Sun., Oct. 11, 3 p.m. siumc.org/. Skidaway United Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. CONCERT: LENORE RAPHAEL, HOWARD ALDEN, MITCH HENNES The Coastal Jazz Association presents these three talented jazz musicians in concert together. Proceeds benefit the Association. $20 donation Sun., Oct. 11, 5-7 p.m. stpeterssavannah.org. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road. CONCERT: TINY ORCHESTRA OF SAVANNAH Trinity’s Friday Lunchtime Concert Series blends local and regional musicians from very different genres and musical backgrounds on the stage. Fri., Oct. 9, 12:15-12:45 p.m. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. FALL IN LOVE WITH THE PHIL The Savannah Philharmonic’s signature event features an evening of music, fine food, and a live auction. Enjoy a seated dinner created by of Creative Catering and a full bar provided by National Distributing Co. Inc. Trae Gurley and a group of Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra musicians will perform. End the evening with a live auction. Cocktail attire preferred. Sponsorship by Ron & Peg Morris, Nancy & Ken Larsen, Audi Hilton Head, United Community Bank, Charles Taylor & Samir Nikocevic, Nancy & Carlton Sheets, Bouhan Falligant, National Distributing Inc., Beachview Tent Rentals, and Creative Catering. Location: Home of


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Suzan and Ronald Krannich. Patron Ticket: $300 Supporter/Subscriber Ticket: $200 Regular Ticket: $225 Sat., Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. 912.232.6002. info@savannahphilharmonic. org. savannahphilharmonic.org. Landings Club, 71 Green Island Road. FOLK CONCERT Featuring Rupert Wates, Arvel Bird, Ken and Brad Kolodner, songwriting competition winner Runaway Home, and Tim and Myles Thompson. Sun., Oct. 11, 1:30-7:30 p.m. sandgnats.com. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. PROJECT PRIMAVERA CONCERT The Ethan Parker Band from Tampa, Fla. and Savannah’s own Reckless Mercy are playing at Rocks on the Roof in Savannah, Friday, October 9. Reckless Mercy (Americana/Folk Rock) is performing from 8:30 -10 pm and the Ethan Parker Band (Rhythm/Folk) is performing from 10:30-12 am. The Ethan Parker Band is on the second leg of their 60-city tour across the U.S. “Our goal is to make a difference, but more specifically, spread hope in the lives of orphans and at-risk youth. Free Fri., Oct. 9, 8 p.m.-midnight. 561-420-2372. richardthompsonbooking@ gmail.com. https://facebook. com/events/682894195179573/. bohemianhotelsavannah.com/dining/dining. asp. Rocks on the Roof, 102 West Bay St. SAVANNAH SACRED HARP SINGERS The Savannah Sacred Harp Singers cordially invite the public to an annual all-day singing with dinner on the ground. The event will be held on Saturday, October 10th from

10am-3pm at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. For more information about this traditional Southern event please call 912-655-0994 or visit www.savannahsacredharp.com Sat., Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway.

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ADULT BALLET CLASS Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-8745. ADULT INTERMEDIATE BALLET Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. Wednesdays. 912-921-2190. 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. BLUES BASH Celebrate the arrival of fall with an all-skills level blues and swing dance. No-prior experience needed, couples and singles all welcome. BYOB and no metal soled shoes, please. Beginner lesson at 8pm. DJ Growler performs. $5 Fri., Oct. 9, 9-11 p.m. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. 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

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- 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 46 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. NEVER MISS A CHANCE TO DANCE! Show us your best moves at our free Modern Dance Workshop October 12th, 19th and the 26th. Wind down after a long day or come out for some classic fun! Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes and see you there! Mon., Oct. 12, 6:15 p.m. https:// facebook.com/events/924995184242833/. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. OLD TIME COUNTRY DANCE Music by Paving Gravy. Part of the Savannah Folk Music Fest. Sat., Oct. 10, 7:30-11 p.m. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. SALSA LESSONS BY SALSA SAVANNAH Tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm-6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. Tuesdays.. 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.

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AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE Turn Savannah into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20%Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after

Promotion Code: CONNECTSAVANNAH. Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promo Code: CONNECTSAVANNAH Mondays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.. 805-6035620. Info@urbanadventurequest.com. UrbanAdventureQuest.com. Franklin Square, Montgomery and St. Julian Streets. ARMSTRONG HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR Armstrong’s Department of Recreation and Wellness will host the 6th Annual Armstrong Recreation and Wellness Fair. Nearly 60 health vendors from the Savannah community will join Armstrong faculty and staff to offer health information, blood pressure screenings, wellness tests, raffle drawings and more. This event is free and open to the public. Wed., Oct. 7. about. armstrong.edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 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. THE BATTLE OF MONTEITH SWAMP Experience local history! Civil War battle site in Pooler is explored by historians, reenactors, archaeologists and area residents. Video will be shown after a brief business meeting. Mon., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. 912-920-2299. Bloomingdale History Museum, 250 E. Hwy. 80. BEER AND HYMNS Drink beer while you sing your hymns. A band will help lead in the singing and lyric sheets will be provided. Singers of all skill levels are invited to drink and sing. second Thursday of every month, 8 p.m. 615364-1571. musiqueconnoisseur@gmail. com. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. 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. FALL MARKET Shop local and support our artists. Pottery, jewelry, art prints, photos, fossils, dog treats, honey, gourmet food, and much more. Sun., Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-7865801. tybeelighthouse.org/. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. FIRST ANNUAL ROLL-OFF

Raffles for fastest/best roll. Fri., Oct. 9, 6-9 p.m. Red Light Tobacco, 123 East Congress St. FREE FAMILY DAY: IMPRESSIONISM Create lasting impressions by exploring plein air painting and the developments in color theory that inspired one of the greatest movements in art history. We will help you make your own color theory book and play color games. Free Sat., Oct. 10, 1-4 p.m. telfair.org/learn/freefamilydays/. telfair.org/ jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. FREE GUIDED TOURS second Saturday, Sunday of every month.. savannahga.gov/cityweb/cemeteriesweb. nsf/cemeteries/bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or mchandle@lucastheatre.com. ongoing. 912525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. HAUNTED HALLOWEEN HAYRIDE Enjoy some family-friendly fun at this hayride. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume and join the first hayride at 5:30 p.m. The kids will also enjoy fun trick-or-treating along the way. At 8 p.m., the second hayride will begin for older children and adults who enjoy a good old-fashioned scare and ghost story. $5-$15 Sat., Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m. 912-3512061. lisa.wilkes@bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. KINGDOM BUSINESS NETWORKING ALLIANCE 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 Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. 912-257-6248. info@kbnalliance.com. kbnalliance.com/. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Savannah Airport - Pooler, 103 San Drive. LECTURE: TREATING ASTHMA AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL Armstrong State University will host a seminar featuring leading healthcare experts discussing cutting-edge asthma treatments. The event will feature presentations from top doctors, nurses and healthcare providers from across the Southeast. This seminar is open to the public, but RSVP to Katina. starks@armstrong.edu. Fri., Oct. 9. The Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. NOTEWORTHY ART AND GUITAR AUCTION Part of the Savannah Folk Music Festival. Fri., Oct. 9, 7-9:30 p.m. Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street. THE OLDE PINK HOUSE COOKING


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CLASSES Come enjoy a cooking class and help raise funds for the Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. One of Pink House’s expert chefs will conduct the culinary course from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 125 Sat., Oct. 10, 1-4 p.m. parkplaceyes.org. plantersinnsavannah.com/menu.htm. The Olde Pink House, 23 Abercorn St. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ PANTRY A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. RALLY FOR REINDEER The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire will hold a Rally for Reindeer on Thursday, October 8th from 5:15 to 5:45 at the southwest corner of Abercorn Street and Mall Boulevard to galvanize support for celebrity runners who will be taking place in the 6th Annual Savannah Reindeer Run on December 19th. Thu., Oct. 8. 912-2333000. rccsav.org. oglethorpemall.com/. Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn Ext. 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 ART WALK An inclusive and inspiring Art Walk of our Historic Downtown. The Savannah Art Walk includes twenty exceptional Galleries, as well as collaborative endeavors with Andaz and Bohemian Riverfront Hotel to offer wine pours a gratis for guests. Free second Saturday of every month, 4-8 p.m.. 912-507-7860. savartwalk@gmail. com. SavannahArtWalk.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH STATE HOMECOMING WEEK Multiple events will take place on and near the campus. The week will be marked with music, lectures, networking events, a carnival, alumni gatherings and more. The celebratory theme, Legendary, is indicative of the university’s 125 years. Oct. 11-18. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. 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. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth

under the rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. YOUTH SONGWRITING COMPETITION FINALS Prizes worth $1000 from Portman’s Music Superstore. Sat., Oct. 10, 2-3 p.m. fpc. presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave.

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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. Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. SILENT WITNESS The exhibit consists of 12 life-sized, red-laminated silhouettes. 11 represent an actual person murdered in an act of domestic violence in Chatham County since 2011, and one represents those uncounted women whose murders went unsolved or were erroneously ruled accidental. Each silhouette will also bear a “Plaque for Hearts” chest plate with the story of the person represented. Fri., Oct. 9, 6 p.m. 912629-0026. safeshelter.org. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. 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. 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. TERROR PLANTATION HAUNTED HOUSE 470+ people were too scared to finish the haunted house last year. All proceeds benefit the Alee Shriners. $10 adults, $6 kids 12 and under Fridays, Saturdays.. aleeshrine. com. Alee Shriner’s Temple, 100 Eisenberg Dr. TONGUE: OPEN MOUTH AND MUSIC SHOW HOSTED BY MELANIE GOLDEY A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work. second Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park 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

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. PICKSAVANNAH FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL Featuring Chris Desa, Clark Byron, Lauren Lapointe, Jason Bible, Jean Paul and Dominique Carton, and Savannah Ceili Band. Fri., Oct. 9, 7-11 p.m. Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street. SAVANNAH GREEK FESTIVAL Get your Greek on -- no experience required. The annual festival will feature homemade greek foods, desserts, greek dancing, church tours, market place, a live band and so much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music and heritage. Oct. 8-10. St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson Street. PICKTYBEE ISLAND PIRATE FEST The annual piratepalooza on Tybee Island features four days of pirate-themed activities, including live music, parade, costume contest and more. This year’s live music line-up features Big Engine, Mini Kiss and Junior Marvin’s Wailers. The Pirate Fest King and Queen will be crowned Oct. 8 at The Crab Shack. $12-$50 Oct. 8-11. 912-713-2321. tybeepiratefest.com. Tybee Island, Tybee Island.

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$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

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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. BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. 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. 48 ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island

Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. CHAIR YOGA AWAKENING True Alisandre, international yoga teacher, teaches this yoga class and gives out laminated cards with stretches from his book, Pictures of Health to Breathe and Move With. These breath stretches are doable in 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Each class also includes Tai Chi warmups, meditations and guided relaxations. Sundays, 10:15 a.m. 501932-4092. 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. 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.


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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. STEP OUT: WALK TO STOP DIABETES Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the ADA’s fall signature campaign and has been taking place for 23 years in support of the mission of American Diabetes Association. Walk day is a huge celebration of the fundraising efforts of the Savannah community and their dedication to finding a cure for diabetes. Step Out will take place at Forsyth Park for the 2nd year and music, food, kids’ activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of diabetes will fill the park. Sat., Oct. 10. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. 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 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. YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM Interested in teaching yoga or simply deepening your practice? Join us for our annual 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The journey begins on October 9 and takes place over the course of 9 weekends in an 8-month period. You’ll work in a timeframe that allows you to fully digest and incorporate new knowledge and skills into your yoga practice as well as your everyday life. While our 8-month program prepares you for teaching yoga to others, it’s not necessary to want to teach yoga to benefit from this training. Whether you choose to teach yoga or not, our 200Hour training will help you develop your unique style and cultivate your inner voice. Oct. 8-May 15. ytt@savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. 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

MEAD MAKING WORKSHOP The Lowcountry Georgia Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild will host a meadmaking workshop. Meet the plants we’ll blend in the brews and the bee-friendly botanicals our pollinators love. Workshop includes two 750mL bottles of homebrewed mead, educational handouts, take-home fermentation kit (including 2 flip-top bottles for finished mead), and an optional bottling party and mead circle to commemorate this bee-autiful evening. Oct. 10. Savannah Bee Company - River Street, 1 West River Street. STEIN HOISTING COMPETITION Do you have what it takes to be named the ultimate stein hoisting champion? Live music by Total Harmony and Control. Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Riverboat Pizza, 5975 Ogeechee Rd. 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

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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. SAVANNAH RIVER SESSIONS WITH THE FABULOUS EQUINOX ORCHESTRA The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra performs inside Aqua Star Seafood Kitchen at Savannah River Sessions! The full Fabulous Equinox Orchestra 18 piece jazz band will play classic favorites as you enjoy a three course gourmet dinner from Chef Shaun Hinson. Cocktails at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:00. Reservations available at open table or call 912.201.2085. $40 Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m. 912-201-2085. aquastarseafoodkitchen. com/riversessions/. westinsavannah.com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive.

HEALTH

OCT 7-OCT 13, 2015

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. BIRTH PREPARATION CLASS This “all in one evening” Birth Class are for couples expecting a baby in November or early December. This class encompasses all aspects of the anatomy and physiology of birth, coping skills and what to expect. Since this class is so intensive, we ask no children please. Taught by Jill Whitfield. Register by calling or texting 912-660-1738. $30 Mon., Oct. 12, 6-9:30 p.m. The Midwife’s Mercantile, LLC, 125 Chatham Parkway, Suite 203. ESSENTIAL OILS 101 This class is to introduce folks to the basics of Essential Oils. There is no charge for this class. To register, please call or text 912-660-1738. This class is taught by Jill Whitfield, CNM Thu., Oct. 8, 7-9 p.m. The Midwife’s Mercantile, LLC, 125 Chatham Parkway, Suite 203. 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. 50 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.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. LABOR AND DELIVERY TOUR Want to take a look around before the big day? Register for a tour of our labor and delivery areas. The tour is held once a month and fills up quickly, so please register early. Call 912-350-BORN (2676). second Sunday of every month. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. 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. MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS Events include a panel discussion, lectures on depression and antidepressants, virtual hallucination, information on Medicare part D, and a movie with refreshments. Thu., Oct. 8. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. MIDNIGHT GARDEN RIDE Saddle up for this family-friendly, nighttime ride benefiting the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, a non-profit advocacy organization working to build a better Savannah through bicycling. Post-ride festivities including a live concert, costume contest, raffle and more. Sat., Oct. 10, 7 p.m. midnightgardenride.com. Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street. 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, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. THE SAVANNAH 7-DAY DIABETES REPAIR If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

KID’S HAPPENINGS

FROGWARTS Dress in any Halloween or Harry Potterthemed costume and attend some of Hogwarts’ favorite classes, like Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, and Wand Making. $12 Sun., Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. 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. SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SCHOOL YEAR HOURS SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to

savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. TODDLER TIME Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them! Each week there will be a different nature based theme. Thu., Oct. 8, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature-based theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. 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.

LGBT

FIRST CITY NETWORK Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985), is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. GAY AA MEETING True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. GEORGIA EQUALITY SAVANNAH Local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. ongoing. 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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CARA NICOLETTI MEET AND EAT Meet and eat with butcher, former baker and now pagemaker Cara Nicoletti, author of “Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books.” A Savannah Book Festival event. Thu., Oct. 8, 4:30-7 p.m. smithbrothersbutchershop.com. Smith Brothers Butcher Shop, 535 East Liberty Street. 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. KICK-START YOUR CAREER! You’re invited to help kick start your career Tuesday October 7th at the West Broad Street YMCA! In conjunction with the Build a Bridge Foundation, come learn skills on topics ranging from resume development to application completion. We hope to see you there! Wed., Oct. 7, 9 a.m. https://www. facebook.com/events/834857363294504/. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. LECTURE: DEBORAH WILLIS Dr. Deborah Willis’s lecture, “Critical Narratives in Visualizing the Black Body in Art and History,” will refer to Telfair’s Mickalene Thomas at Giverny, and will focus on the work of Thomas and other contemporary artists restaging art historical scenes. Free and open to the public Thu., Oct. 8, 6 p.m. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. LECTURE: FROM REFUGEE TO THE CORPORATE WORLD Alvaro Silva discusses his refugee journey from his native Colombia, and ultimate personal success in the corporate world working for one of the world’s largest corporations: Coca-Cola. Thu., Oct. 8, 1-2 p.m. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/index. html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. LECTURE: LATINO CIVIL RIGHTS LECTURE In collaboration with the NAACP, Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. presents a lecture on Latino Civil Rights throughout United States history. Thu., Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. about. armstrong.edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. LECTURE: PAPAL PROVENCE: THE AVIGNON EXILE Janet Stone delivers this lecture as part of the SCI’s “Perspectives on Provence” series. Thu., Oct. 8, 5 p.m. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. LECTURE: YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION This lecture, part of a series by the Coastal Heritage Society about the American Revolution, will examine the Battle of Savannah from an archaeological perspective. Tue., Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. chsgeorgia.org/. The Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. PAPRIKA SOUTHERN LAUNCH PARTY Celebrate the launch of Paprika Southern’s first issue in print. Enjoy appetizers, a cash bar, and door prizes including a chance to win your own copy, plus copies for sale. Thu., Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. foxyloxycafe.com/.

Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. TEA TIME AT OLA’S (BOOK CLUB) A book discussion group that meets the 4th Tuesday, 1pm. Bring a book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Treats to share are always welcomed. Tea is provided. Call for info. ongoing. 912-232-5488. liveoakpl. org/. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 East Bay St.

NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

BIG FERRY GUIDED HISTORY HIKE Come for a 2 to 3 mile hike through a Maritime Forest, learning the early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head. Thu., Oct. 8, 10 a.m. gastateparks. org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. BIRD HIKE Join us for an informative morning bird hike. Bring binoculars or borrow limited pairs from the museum. Sat., Oct. 10, 8 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. BREAKFAST TIME Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles and snakes licking their chops. Sun., Oct. 11, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. 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. GREENDRINKS SAVANNAH A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. Check the “GreenDrinks CONTINUES ON P. 52

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Savannah” facebook page. Free to attend. Cash bar. second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. macphersonspub.com/Main/ Home.aspx. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub, 311 West Congress St. INTERPRETIVE CENTER TOUR Explore our museum and get the details about our native wildlife, history of the island, and check out live birds from the comfort of the birding room. Wed., Oct. 7. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. NATURE CRAFT Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday objects.

Wed., Oct. 7, 4 p.m. gastateparks.org/ skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. 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.

TOADS AND TURTLES Do you know all the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples. Sun., Oct. 11, 3 p.m. gastateparks.org/ skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. 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.

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19

If I warned you not to trust anyone, I hope you would reject my simplistic fear-mongering. If I suggested that you trust everyone unconditionally, I hope you would dismiss my delusional naiveté. But it’s important to acknowledge that the smart approach is far more difficult than those two extremes. You’ve got to evaluate each person and even each situation on a case-by-case basis. There may be unpredictable folks who are trustworthy some of the time, but not always. Can you be both affably open-hearted and slyly discerning? It’s especially important that you do so in the next 16 days.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20

As I meditated on your astrological aspects, I had an intuition that I should go to a gem fair I’d heard about. It was at an event center near my home. When I arrived, I was dazzled to find a vast spread of minerals, fossils, gemstones, and beads. Within a few minutes, two stones had commanded my attention, as if they’d reached out to me telepathically: chrysoprase, a green gemstone, and petrified wood, a mineralized fossil streaked with earth tones. The explanatory note next to the chrysoprase said that if you keep this gem close to you, it “helps make conscious what has been unconscious.” Ownership of the petrified wood was described as conferring “the power to remove obstacles.” I knew these were the exact oracles you needed. I bought both stones, took them home, and put them on an altar dedicated to your success in the coming weeks.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20

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George R. R. Martin has written a series of fantasy novels collectively called *A Song of Ice and Fire.* They have sold 60 million copies and been adapted for the TV series *Game of Thrones.* Martin says the inspiration for his master work originated with the pet turtles he owned as a kid. The creatures lived in a toy castle in his bedroom, and he pretended they were knights and kings and other royal characters. “I made up stories about how they killed each other and betrayed each other and fought for the kingdom,” he has testified. I think the next seven months will be a perfect time for you to make a comparable leap, Gemini. What’s your version of Martin’s turtles? And what valuable asset can you turn it into?

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CANCER (June 21-July 22

The editors of the Urban Dictionary provide a unique definition of the word “outside.” They say it’s a vast, uncomfortable place that surrounds your home. It has no ceiling or walls or carpets, and contains annoying insects and random loud noises. There’s a big yellow ball in the sky that’s always moving around and changing the temperature in inconvenient ways. Even worse, the “outside”

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is filled with strange people that are constantly doing deranged and confusing things. Does this description match your current sense of what “outside” means, Cancerian? If so, that’s OK. For now, enjoy the hell out of being inside.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22

We all go through phases when we are tempted to believe in the factuality of every hostile, judgmental, and random thought that our monkey mind generates. I am not predicting that this is such a time for you. But I do want to ask you to be extra skeptical toward your monkey mind’s fabrications. Right now it’s especially important that you think as coolly and objectively as possible. You can’t afford to be duped by anyone’s crazy talk, including your own. Be extra vigilant in your quest for the raw truth.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Do you know about the ancient Greek general Pyrrhus? At the Battle of Asculum in 279 BCE, his army technically defeated Roman forces, but his casualties were so substantial that he ultimately lost the war. You can and you must avoid a comparable scenario. Fighting for your cause is good only if it doesn’t wreak turmoil and bewilderment. If you want to avoid an outcome in which both sides lose, you’ve got to engineer a result in which both sides win. Be a cagey compromiser.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22

If I could give you a birthday present, it would be a map to your future treasure. Do you know which treasure I’m referring to? Think about it as you fall asleep on the next eight nights. I’m sorry I can’t simply provide you with the instructions you’d need to locate it. The cosmic powers tell me you have not yet earned that right. The secondbest gift I can offer, then, will be clues about how to earn it. Clue #1. Meditate on the differences between what your ego wants and what your soul needs. #2. Ask yourself, “What is the most unripe part of me?”, and then devise a plan to ripen it. #3. Invite your deep mind to give you insights you haven’t been brave enough to work with until now. $4. Take one medium-sized bold action every day.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21

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.

Galway Kinnell’s poem “Middle of the Way” is about his solo trek through the snow on Oregon’s Mount Gauldy. As he wanders in the wilderness, he remembers an important truth about himself: “I love the day, the sun . . . But I know [that] half my life belongs to the wild darkness.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, Scorpio, now is a good time for you, too, to refresh your awe and reverence for the wild darkness -- and to recall that half your life belongs to it. Doing so will bring you another experience Kinnell describes: “an inexplicable sense of joy, as if some happy news had been transmitted to me

directly, by-passing the brain.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21

The last time I walked into a McDonald’s and ordered a meal was 1984. Nothing that the restaurant chain serves up is appealing to my taste or morality. I do admire its adaptability, however. In cow-loving India, McDonald’s only serves vegetarian fare that includes deep-fried cheese and potato patties. In Israel, kosher McFalafels are available. Mexicans order their McMuffins with refried beans and *pico de gallo.* At a McDonald’s in Singapore, you can order McRice burgers. This is the type of approach I advise for you right now, Sagittarius. Adjust your offerings for your audience.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19

You have been flirting with your “alone at the top” reveries. I won’t be surprised if one night you have a dream of riding on a Ferris wheel that malfunctions, leaving you stranded at the highest point. What’s going on? Here’s what I suspect: In one sense you are zesty and farseeing. Your competence and confidence are waxing. At the same time, you may be out of touch with what’s going on at ground level. Your connection to the depths is not as intimate as your relationship with the heights. The moral of the story might be to get in closer contact with your roots. Or be more attentive to your support system. Or buy new shoes and underwear.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18

I haven’t planted a garden for years. My workload is too intense to devote enough time to that pleasure. So eight weeks ago I was surprised when a renegade sunflower began blooming in the dirt next to my porch. How did the seed get there? Via the wind? A passing bird that dropped a potential meal? The gorgeous interloper eventually grew to a height of four feet and produced a boisterous yellow flower head. Every day I muttered a prayer of thanks for its guerrilla blessing. I predict a comparable phenomenon for you in the coming days, Aquarius.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20

The coming days will be a favorable time to dig up what has been buried. You can, if you choose, discover hidden agendas, expose deceptions, see beneath the masks, and dissolve delusions. But it’s my duty to ask you this: Is that really something you want to do? It would be fun and sexy to liberate so much trapped emotion and suppressed energy, but it could also stir up a mind-bending ruckus that propels you on a healing quest. I hope you decide to go for the gusto, but I’ll understand if you prefer to play it safe.


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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. 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 (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. savannahquakers@gmail.com.

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INSPIRED BY the spiritual rites of ancient agrarian cultures, the Birthday Harvest Ritual combines practical magic with actionable steps and is one of my favorite tools for helping clients my to mindfully manifest all the wonderful things they want to create in their lives. Each year on your birthday, write out a list of your goals for the upcoming year. These are your Birthday Seeds. As you review your list, think about the next natural steps for planting each of these seeds in your life. For example, if you want to run a marathon and you’re not running at all, then setting a goal of running one mile a day might make sense. Pushing yourself to run a four-minute mile does not. Now that you’ve assessed your list, it’s time to map out your Birthday Harvest Calendar. Take a blank sheet of paper and list all the months between now and your next birthday, then divide the year into quarterly increments. For example, if your birthday is January 1st, your first quarter will be January 1st- March 31st. The second quarter will be April 1st – June 30th. The third quarter will be July 1st – September 30th. The fourth quarter will be October 1st – December 31st. The first quarter of your year will be dedicated to sowing your Birthday Seeds. Review each of your goals and ask yourself, “How do I want to feel at the when this is accomplished?” Instead of simply vowing to run a marathon, feel the exhilaration of the runners high once you have crossed the finish line. Taste the bananas and orange juice handed to you by a marathon volunteer. By giving yourself emotional and sensory touchstones, you will move out of your head and into your heart, where it’s much easier to get the heck out of your own way. The second quarter is time to tend to your seedlings and weed out things that aren’t quite working out. Perhaps

at some point during the first quarter you decided that the natural next step was to start timing yourself in order to achieve that elusive four minute mile. If this choice is leaving you exhausted and deterring you from running at all, revisit your reasons for running the marathon in the first place. Rather than trying to finish your first marathon in record-breaking time, perhaps it makes more sense to focus on simply finishing the marathon. The second quarter is also a great time to plan logistics, like registering for the marathon, arranging any related travel and enlisting a team of friends to run with you or cheer you on. Now that you’ve reached your third quarter, it’s time to reap your amazing harvest! Including this quarter on your Birthday Calendar is especially helpful when it comes to making time-sensitive decisions throughout the year, like choosing which date to run your marathon. If your birthday is January 1st, then registering for a September 30th marathon will help you hit the sweet spot of maximizing your training time and harnessing all that potent third-quarter harvest energy. As I write this column, I am currently in the forth quarter of my Birthday Harvest Ritual. This is my time to relax, reflect and ready myself for the upcoming new year. It’s important to note that the first day of the fourth quarter is energetically the emptiest day of the year. This is the time to embrace the void and appreciate the fact that each day that follows has greater momentum than the day before. I am capitalizing on that momentum by starting my 2016 birthday list now and revising it accordingly over the next three months. Even though it appears as if I’m biding my time until the energy has reached its apex on my next birthday, in truth the fourth quarter is the most powerful time in the cycle. Evaluating what I have created in 2015 will help me to be even more deliberate in sowing next year’s birthday seeds.

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trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. SUNDAYS ON THURSDAYS WORSHIP SERVICE Thursdays. 912-826-0206. maritimebethelatsavannah.org. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. TAPESTRY CHURCH A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF SAVANNAH Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-234-0980. admin@uusavannah.org. uusavannah. org. uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. UNITY CHURCH OF SAVANNAH Everyone is welcome. Unity of Savannah is not concerned with where people come from, what they look like, or whom they love – Unity is just glad that each person is here. Sunday 9:15am meditative service and 11:00am celebratory service show what the New Thought Movement is all about. Children’s church 11am service. Unity loves all people, just as they are. Sundays. 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah. 54 org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of

Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

FILM: A BRONX TALE Watch a movie and enjoy meatballs at the Florence with the Movies and Meatballs series. Sun., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. theflorencesavannah.com. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive. FILM: MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS Mr. Holland’s Opus features Richard Dreyfuss as Glenn Holland, a musician and composer who takes a teaching job to pay the rent while, in his ‘spare time’, he can strive to achieve his true goal - compose one memorable piece of music to leave his mark on the world. Sat., Oct. 10, 7 p.m. www2.scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. FILM: THE MUTATIONS The PFS salutes the late, great star and character actor Donald Pleasance with this film where Donald plays a scientist who performs bizarre experiments on his students in which he tries to genetically cross them with plants. Wed., Oct. 7, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. FILM: MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen. Rated PG. 91 minutes. Don’t miss Happy Half Hour from 7-7:30 where you can enjoy half price beer and popcorn specials. Tickets are $9 general admission or $6 student/senior/military. Fri., Oct. 9, 8-10 p.m. 912-525-5050. lucastheatre.com/schedule/monty-pythonand-the-holy-grail/. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FILM: MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman) is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he’s not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother (Terry Jones), the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate (Michael Palin) and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Happy Half Hour from 7-7:30 where you can enjoy half price beer and popcorn specials. Tickets are $9 general admission or $6 student/senior/military. Thu., Oct. 8, 8-10 p.m. 912-525-5050. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

PUNK ROCK MOVIE NIGHT Join the Sentient Bean for a monthly series of movies directly inspired by punk music, fashion or general attitude. The movie will

start promptly at 8PM. Admission is free for customers. Attendees are invited to discuss and or promote any events or shows happening around town. second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

SPORTS & GAMES

ADULT AND JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. ADULT COED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE- SAVANNAH 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: CONNECT. Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest. com. $39.20 for a TEAM of 2-5 people Through Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 805-6035620. info@urbanadventurequest.com. UrbanAdventureQuest.com. Franklin Square, Montgomery and St. Julian Streets. BEARS ELITE FOOTBALL Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. COUCH CO-OP NIGHT Join in the fun and meet some new people on Couch Co-Op Night. This event happens weekly from 7 until close. With a long list of fun games designed to be easy to pick up and play, there is no reason not to come. Free for Guild Hall members, $2 for nonmembers Mondays, 7 p.m.. 844-MY-GUILD. events@theguildhall.com. theguildhall.com/ events. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. PUNT WITH A PRO Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and practice with former NFL players Chris

Mohr and Keith Brooking as they show you some football tips and talk about playing for the NFL. Adult supervision required. Free and open to the public Mon., Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 412-309-0471. nhayward@ auxmail.iup.edu. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. SATURDAY GROUP RUN OR WALK Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live.com. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. SAV. STRIDER WEEKLY GROUP RUN OR WALK DOWNTOWN Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. savystrider.com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. SAVANNAH BIKE POLO Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo. SAVANNAH SHAMROCKS RUGBY WANT YOU! Savannah Shamrock Rugby Club is having their kick-off practice of the season on Tuesday, August 18th at Forsyth Park near the basketball courts. The Men’s practice begins at 6pm, and the Women’s at 6:30pm. No experience necessary. (Find us on Facebook!) Come join not only a team, but a community of great people and fun times! FREE! Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.. klm1122@hotmail.com. rugbysavannah. com/. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. SPORTS COACH Golf, Tennis, Baseball, Etc. for novices or professionals. Fine tune your mental game with guided imagery and visualization. 25 years experience. For more info call 912247-4903. ongoing. Online only, none. ULTIMATE FRISBEE Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. USMNT (SOCCER) AMERICAN OUTLAWS CHAPTER USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912-398-4014. savannahflipflop.com. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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Real Estate

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1912 New Mexico Street: Cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath, recently remodeled, CH/A, convenient to downtown, $895 month, $895 deposit. Available immediately. Call 912-509-0316. 1BR/1BA APARTMENT FOR RENT: Washer/Dryer, Central Air/Heat, Partially furnished. $700/Month. Mr. Gibbs pays all utilities. 912352-3080 or 912-663-1257

*16 Flagship Ct: 3BR/2BA, on culdesac. Central heat/air, furnished kitchen, new carpet/ paint, fenced yard $1250. *60 Altman Circle: 3BR/1BA $800. *72 Knollwood Ave: 2BR/2BA Condo $825. *2117 Brentwood: 4BR/1BA $915. *9319 Dunwoody: 3BR/1.5BA $975. *301 4th Ave: 4BR/2BA $850 *Nassau Woods MH: Lot C37, 2BR/2BA $700. Call 912-507-7934, 912-927-2853, or 912-631-7644.

DUPLEX: 1204 East 54th Street. 2BR/1BA $550/month plus Commercial Property for Rent $550/deposit. Two blocks off Waters Avenue, close to Daffin Park. Call 912-335-3211 or email 25 x 60 SHOP SPACE FOR RENT. adamrealstate@gmail.com. Days/ Shell Road near Skidaway and Victory. Also fenced lot, zoned Nights/Weekends. commercial. 772-341-8838 or FURNISHED APARTMENTS, No 772-344-9290 Deposit. 1 Bedroom, Utilities Included. $160, $175, $190 per week. Corner of 38th and Drayton. 912-234-9779 Room for Rent FURNISHED APTS. $180/WK. Private bath and kitchen, cable, utilities, washer furnished. AC & heat, bus stop on property. No deposit required. Completely safe, manager on property. Contact Gail, (912)650-9358; Linda, (912)690-9097 or Jack, (912)342-3840.

ROOMS FOR RENT $75 MOVE-IN SPECIAL TODAY!! Clean, large, furnished. Busline, cable, utilities, central heat/air. $100-$130/weekly. Rooms with bath $145. Call 912-289-0410. *Paycheck stub or Proof of income and ID required.

ROOMS FOR RENT - ADULT LIVING: $150 weekly. No FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT, deposit. Furnished rooms. All Utilities Included, $110 per week. utilities included. Call 912Corner of 38th and Drayton. Call 844-5995 912-234-9779

HOMES FOR RENT: 2 homes on Westside; 1 on Eastside. 3BR/1BA, washer/dryer connections. Call for details at, 912-665-4886. Call 912-721-4350 and Place Your Classified Ad Today!

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Westside / Eastside Savannah: 37th, 38th, & 42nd Streets. Adult Living. Furnished, all utilities included. Washer/Dryer on premises, cable TV, WiFi/Internet. $150/weekly. Private bath $200/ weekly. Requirements: Pay stubs/ ID. Call 912-677-0271 ROOMS FOR RENT: $130 to $150/ wk. Washer/dryer, cable, on busline. Almost new house. Pay stubs & ID required. References. Call Jack, 912-342-3840 or Linda, 912-690-9097

SAVANNAH’S HOUSE OF GRACE

SENIOR LIVING AT IT’S BEST FOR AGES 50 & BETTER Shared community living for full functioning seniors ages 50 & above. Nice comfortable living at affordable rates. Shared kitchen & bathroom. All bedrooms have central heating/air and cable. Bedrooms are fully furnished and private. Make this community one you will want to call home. SAVANNAH’S HOUSE OF GRACE also has community housing with its own private bath. Different rates apply. Income must be verifiable. We accept gov. vouchers. Prices starting at $550.

Call 912-844-5995

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

Roommate Wanted ROOMMATE WANTED: Single, Mature Individual. Safe Environment. Central heat/ air, cable, washer/dryer. $585/ Monthly; $280/security deposit, No lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr.Brown, 912-663-2574

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