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November 11 – 17, 2015 news, arts & Entertainment weekly connectsavannah.com

Cusses farewell... for now

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Robyn

Remembering her life

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Book Fest a talk with kate dicamillo

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Joss Whedon special screenings benefit keith kozel


lucas theatre

2015 this week:

blues a tribute to the a night of

graveface

bluegrass swing

fright fest

and gypsy pickin’

Saturday, October 17th

THIS Friday, November 13th @ 7:30pm

savannah children’s choir

night at the opera

Saturday, November 14th @ 7:00

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handel, bach, & vivaldi

Thursday, November 19th @ 7:30

planes, trains, and

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Friday, November 20th @ 8:00

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emembering our Fallen is a Pictorial traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia and South Carolina who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11.

This exhibit has been created by Patriotic Productions, a non-profit organization headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. The goal is to complete an exhibit for every state. More information at RememberingOurFallen.org or PatrioticProductions.org or www.savannahmall.com

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Each exhibit includes formal military photos, along with favorite personal photos of the fallen soldiers, which have been provided by family members. The exhibits are individually crafted for each state and travel from venue to venue within that state.

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Savannah Food and Wine Festival The South’s best culinary happenings - one exceptional week in Savannah. Iconic and historic coastal venues provide the perfect backdrop for gourmand fun. For a full list of events, visit savannahfoodandwinefest.com. Nov. 9-15 Downtown Savannah, downtown.

Lecture: The Iran Nuclear Deal

Taste of Savannah

Free Family Day: Telfair Art Fair 4 Saturday / 14 & Sunday/ 15

Take time to enjoy the annual Telfair Art Fair and apply a bit of your own creativity. Make paper water lilies, try plein air painting, explore the color wheel, learn how to mix color and more! 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday Telfair Square Free telfair.org

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Enjoy culinary delights from great Savannah restaurants, savor hundreds of wines and spirits, and watch a variety of cooking demonstrations and learning experiences. 1-5 p.m. Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road.

Debut of Savannah Square by Square 4 Thursday / 12

The evening will feature the debut of Savannah Square by Square, a new coffee-table book created by artist Mick McCay and author/historian Michael Jordan, and published by the Historic Savannah Foundation. Advanced copies will be available for preorder at a discounted rate. Michael Jordan will deliver the keynote address, followed by a reception. The Annual Meeting will also include the election of officers and new members to the Board of Trustees. 6:30 p.m. Soho South, 12 West Liberty St.

8th Annual Dancing with the Savannah Stars

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This finale event features eight Savannah Stars dancing to provide hope and make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in Chatham County. 7-9 p.m. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Tickets $45 general admission, $115 VIP. lucastheatre.com

Service Brewing winter release party of Lincoln’s Gift Oyster Stout 4 Friday / 13

This Winter Seasonal kick-off, benefiting Stop Soldier Suicide, will include an evening of Savannah Street Eats food truck’s po’ boy sliders and D.J. Mr. Snakes. 5:30– 9 p.m. Service Brewing Company Tix $25 and available through eventbrite. Wednesday / 11

Is the Senate going to approve this agreement? The Savannah Council on World Affairs presents William Tobey in this lecture. 8 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

Friday / 13 Arty Party

The popular opening preview party features music, food and beverages, and gives Arty Party Patrons and guests a first look at the artists’s work before Art Fair opens to the general public. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. 7-9 p.m. $175

Concert: Reno and Harrell

Reno and Harrell is a bluegrass band working out of Nashville Tennessee. They are being called “Sons of the Legends” Don Wayne and Dale Reno are kids of the banjo great Don Reno. Mitch Harrell is the son of Bill Harrell. Playing traditional bluegrass. 7:30 p.m Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80. $20 plus tax

Theatre: Last of the Red Hot Lovers

The Tybee Arts Performing Society presents Neil Simon’s comedy about poor Barney Cashman, a middle-aged married nebbish who wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. Nov. 13-23, 7:30 p.m Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr.

Film: The Cabin in the Woods

The PFS salutes the career of Joss Whedon in the first night of Joss Whedon Weekend with “The Cabin in the Woods,” a gleeful deconstruction of slasher movie tropes. Audience members can pay whatever they feel is fair for admission. Proceeds benefit local musician Keith Kozel’s kidney transplant fund. 8 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. $10 suggested donation


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Savannah Children’s Book Festival

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs present the 12th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival.This year’s lineup features internationally celebrated author Kate DiCamillo. The festival will also include dozens of authors and illustrators from throughout the Low Country and Southeast region, arts and crafts, an International Tent, costumed characters, a graphic/comics area, and a variety of food and entertainment. Rain location is the Bull Street Library. For full coverage, see page 26. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Forsyth Park Free and open to the public liveoakpl.org

Before the Storm

Step back in time to 1864, a time when Georgia was in great peril. This program features soldiers preparing for the invading armies of General Sherman, who attacked the fort on December 13, 1864. They will be firing their muskets and the cannon throughout the weekend. Walk among the soldiers as they go about their preparations and drills. 9 a.m.-4 p.m Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. Regular fort admission

Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. $10 suggested donation

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, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

Get Outdoors Festival

Fun-filled and informative event suitable for all ages. Displays and demonstrations about many outdoor activities. Learn more about hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, birding, and much more. Enjoy a craft show, hayride, and entertainment too. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Ft McAllister Park, 3894 Ft McAllister Rd. $3

Taste of Savannah

Enjoy culinary delights from great Savannah restaurants, savor hundreds of wines and spirits, and watch a variety of cooking demonstrations and learning experiences. 1-5 p.m Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road.

Telfair Art Fair

This popular Southern open air art fair attracts thousands of high-end art collectors, tourists, area residents and families and features 85 artists displayConcert: Night at the Opera ing and selling works in various artistic The Savannah Childrens Choir presents disciplines. In addition to great art, Telfair Night at the Opera, featuring the “greatest Square will be filled with live music, hits” of opera presented by the new faces vendors and activities for kids. of the opera world. All proceeds benefit 10 a.m.-5 p.m the SCC’s Travel Scholarship fund. Ticket Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York holders may also participate in a 6:30 p.m. St. pre-concert artists talk. Parks and People 7 p.m Volunteers will learn about trees on a tour Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. of the park with a certified arborist and $75 reserved, $20-$25 general admission then help us care for the trees in the park Drive-Thru Low Cost Pet Shot Clinic doing some light weeding and spreadGet your pets vaccinated without even ing mulch to get them ready for autumn. having to leave the car. Vaccinations avail- Free t-shirts for the first 30 volunteers. able include rabies ($10), kennel cough Community service credit available. ($15), and canine and feline distemper 9:30 a.m ($15 each). No more than two pets per Tom Triplett Community Park, Hwy 80 West vehicle, and all cats must be in carriers. PetSmart Charities Weekend Cash is preferred, but credit cards will be Adoption Event accepted. This year, for the Holidays, do a good 10 a.m.-2 p.m deed while giving yourself the gift of love. Chatham County Health Department, 1602 Save the life of a rescued pet by adopting Drayton St. your own furry cuddle buddy from one of Film: Serenity our dedicated rescue groups. The PFS salutes Joss Whedon’s career 10 a.m.-4 p.m in the second night of Joss Whedon PetSmart, 11132 Abercorn St. Weekend with this film based on the TV series “Firefly.” Audience members can pay whatever they feel is fair for admission. Proceeds benefit local musician continues on p. 6 Keith Kozel’s kidney transplant fund.

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Santa’s at Your Beck & Call. Santa’s at Your Beck & Call. Santa Arrives Friday, Nov. 13 at 6:30p.m.

Join us for a Special Holiday Show by Magic Marc followed by the official Tree Lighting at Center Court. Visit Santa daily Monday-Saturday 10-8 and Sunday 12-6. Located on the lower level at Dillard’s Court.

Breakfast with Santa Cow, Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9a.m.-10a.m. Join us for breakfast and have your picture made with Santa Cow and Elf Cow! Santa’s Savannah home-away-from-home provided courtesy of:

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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. second Saturday of every month, 4-8 p.m. Free SavannahArtWalk.com

Tybee Salutes Heroes Parade

Active and former military personnel are invited to bring their families to Tybee for a weekend of quality time together at the beach. The parade begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Butler Avenue and 14th Street and will travel north to Memorial Park (5th Street and Butler Avenue). Event organizers encourage visitors and the community to come out for the parade and show their support for our military. Following the parade, a ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park. From 6:309:30 p.m. that evening, a Military Family Celebration at the American Legion Tybee Post #154, complete with children’s games, a pot-luck and a cash bar. Tybee Island, Tybee Island.

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

Includes Artisans Market on the First Saturday of every month, guest chefs,

local non-profit groups, special guests $10 suggested donation and musical guests, story time for kids Lecture: The Art of Drawing as a of all ages, crafty corner on the last Saturday of the month, monthly Charitable Form of Storytelling Ray Goto, SCAD sequential art professor, Organizations, Healthy Kids Club, and and Andrea Goto, a SCAD writing professhop with Chef. sor, will discuss drawing as a form of sto9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands Community Church, 111 Walthour Rd. rytelling, in relation to Flannery O’Connor’s talent as a cartoonist. Sunday / 15 4 p.m Arts and Craft Fair Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Over 14 vendors, local art and local food. Charlton Street. 1-5 p.m Telfair Art Fair The Wyld Dock Bar, 2740 Livingston Ave. This popular Southern open air art fair Before the Storm attracts thousands of high-end art collecThis program features soldiers prepartors, tourists, area residents and families ing for the invading armies of General and features 85 artists displaying and selling works in various artistic disciplines. Sherman, who attacked the fort on In addition to great art, Telfair Square December 13, 1864. They will be firing their muskets and the cannon throughout will be filled with live music, vendors and activities for kids. the weekend. 12-4 p.m 9 a.m.-noon Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Fort McAllister, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd.

Concert: Nicole Brancato

Trinity celebrates its new grand piano in the sanctuary with a recital by Nicole Brancato, who will perform the works of Debussy, Bartok and Ginastera. 3 p.m Trinity UMC, 225 West President St.

Bull River, to address various safety improvements as well as bicycle/pedestrian connections. 4-6 p.m Tybee Island City Hall, 403 Butler Ave.

Savannah Arts PianoFest 2015

The inaugural season presents “Music of the Romantics and the Romantically Inspired.” Featuring guest artist Dr. Benjamin Warsaw and the piano majors of Savannah Arts Academy. Event includes: 1-2:30 Masterclass; 3:30-4:15 Guest Artist Recital; 7pm SAA Student Recital. 1-9 p.m Trinity UMC, 225 West President St. $10 Suggested Donation

wednesday / 17 Film: Frozen Dead

The PFS celebrates this hilariously bizarre film’s 49th anniversary. Fallen star Dana Andrews stars in this howler as a crazed scientist who keeps the severed heads of Tuesday / 17 Nazi war criminals alive until he can find Georgia Department of appropriate bodies on which to attach Transportation Meeting them so he can revive the Third Reich. The Georgia Department of Transportation 8 p.m (GDOT) holds a public meeting for a Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. proposed project for US 80/Tybee Road, $6 including bridges at Lazaretto Creek and

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news & Opinion Editor’s Note

by Jim Morekis

jim@connectsavannah.com

A FEW of you might remember a Savannah Alderman at Large named Gary Gebhardt. An architect in his day job, he was defeated for reelection in 1999 by an African American woman. An analytical sort, Gebhardt was gracious in defeat, musing to me in an interview afterward, and I paraphrase: “When you look at the demographic growth patterns it really makes more sense for Savannah that she won the seat. Moving into the future, the most numerous single group in Savannah will be black women.” The woman who took Gebhardt’s seat? Edna Jackson. That win was Jackson’s springboard to success. She served as Alderwoman At Large for 12 years before successfully running for Mayor in 2011. Significantly, Jackson was elected to City Council that first time in a runoff. She was pitted against Miriam Center, mother of current Chatham County Commissioner Tony Center and, ironically enough, of current Jackson campaign manager Scott Center. This Dec. 1 Jackson finds herself in another runoff, against Eddie DeLoach. There are two other runoffs: Incumbent Mary Osborne faces Bill Durrence in District 2, and Alicia Blakely faces Brian Foster for the open At Large Post Two seat. As the grimly sardonic Election Gods would have it, and really largely by chance, every single runoff election this year pits an African American woman against a white man. Every single runoff. All three. What I’m saying, given Savannah’s long history of racially divisive elections, is there is every likelihood that this will be one of the most brutally racially polarizing election years here in quite awhile. I hope to be proven wrong. But the recipe is there. There’s a lot of power on the line, and Savannah’s stark racial divide has been cynically manipulated before for much lower stakes. That said, these matchups don’t appear to necessarily relate to any larger trend. Each campaign had its own dynamics and twists and turns. For example, if Detric Leggett had gained a few more votes in District Two, it would be him facing the incumbent Mary Osborne, not Bill Durrence.

And the conversation today wouldn’t be about a white man going up against a black woman, but instead about the generational struggle between the old guard black leadership and a younger generation of African American activism. And if Joe Steffen had garnered a few more votes for Post Two At Large, it would be him, not Blakely, going up against Brian Foster. So it would be two white dudes with different philosophies battling it out. But that’s what happens when you have only 35 percent turnout in a really important election. The comparatively small number of people who bother to vote get to decide everything for everyone else. What looks like a trend may actually just be too small a sample size to tell. It is what it is, and now—unless things have all of a sudden changed in Savannah overnight—we will probably experience a nasty undercurrent of racial tension playing out over the next three weeks. We got a preview in October, when some white high school students, apparently working on DeLoach’s campaign, posted an amateurish video which at one point involved burning an Edna Jackson campaign sign. The video was clearly in poor taste and ill-advised, but the comparisons to a KKK cross burning by the Jackson campaign seemed a bit forced, to say the least. In any case the video had no discernible impact on DeLoach’s strong performance Nov. 3, in which he garnered only two percent less than Jackson. Could DeLoach weather another incident with racial overtones? In the dramatically reduced universe of runoff voters—the runoff coming very soon after Thanksgiving—probably not. He needs to be very careful with whom he associates, and if he can’t manage that... he probably doesn’t deserve to be mayor. If he does—and if he can turn out enough voters in District 4, traditionally the City’s highest-turnout district—he can win. I have no idea what will happen in the other races, other than to say Blakely and Osborne both benefit hugely from Mayor Jackson being in a runoff rather than winning outright. But the much larger racial issue that played out over this election has less to do with the people in the Dec. 1 runoff than with what we saw on Nov. 3. Facebook blew up all over Chatham County as hundreds, and more likely thousands, of first-time voters in the mostly white unincorporated area clearly mistakenly thought they were eligible to vote in the City election.

Judging from their outraged posts, they literally didn’t know we have a separate City and County government here. They didn’t seem to realize that if you live in the County but outside the City—for example on Wilmington Island or Isle of Hope or the Landings—you cannot vote for Savannah Mayor no matter how much you want to, or demand to, or feel you’re entitled to because you commute downtown every day before returning to the suburbs at night. While most of the misunderstanding was just that, a misunderstanding, the angry, resentful posts of these County voters—barred from voting where they don’t reside, as is the case literally everyplace else in the United States—laid bare a disturbing racial and class divide. It became graphically clear to me that the bulk of the supposed “change vote” and enthusiasm to throw the incumbents out was coming from people, almost all of them white, who were ineligible to vote in the City of Savannah. The election results we got instead were much more incumbent-friendly, and much friendlier to African American incumbents in particular. The divide is profound, it is racial, it is economic, it is political, and it is geographical. Unless we bridge that divide —in some cases literally bridge it—Savannah has little hope of unity or true prosperity for all citizens moving forward. There is only one political and legal remedy for the situation: Consolidation of City and County governments, should a majority of voters in the County support it. It would be a painful process not without racial polarization of its own. But in the long run, consolidation is the only way to merge the tax bases of the City and the County and solve our long-running generational divide between the impoverished, often desperate inner city and the affluent, often entitled, suburbs. It’s possible that Edna Jackson’s career will both begin and end in a runoff. But either way, and no matter who wins on Dec. 1, the larger issue of the racial and class divide between the City of Savannah and unincorporated Chatham County will continue to divide all our hopes and dreams unless it is addressed. cs

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News & Opinion The (Civil) Society Column

A Swiftie-tilting planet By Jessica Leigh Lebos

jll@connectsavannah.com

Haters gonna hate hate hate, but as it turns out, I totally heart Taylor Swift. TBH, I wasn’t sure that was true until last week. I mean, I’ve always appreciated her, but, like, from a grown-up’s perspective in that she writes her own songs and is a savvy businessperson and doesn’t flash her hooha all over Instagram. You’ve gotta have mad respect for anyone who takes on Apple, and she handled the whole Kanye thing with grace. Every woman’s made a mistake like John Mayer, so I can’t judge. She’s also styled herself as a role model for universal equality and radical selfacceptance, which is tricky to pull off for a heteronormative white girl with legs like a supermodel giraffe.

You have not experienced ecstatic reverie until you’ve heard 55,000 teenagers scream-singing “Let It Go.” Photo courtesy @taylorSwift

So, as a mother and a feminist, I approved of Taylor Swift, but I did not quite adore her. I mean, I’m a grown-up. I have Important and Serious Things to ponder, like voter turnout and the world falling apart and stuff. It’s not like I’d ever sing along to Taylor Swift’s bubblegum jams, and if I

did, it’s only because my 11 year-old daughter programmed all the preset buttons in my car to the same Top 40 station and it took me three weeks to change them back because the freakin’ buttons are so tiny and I couldn’t find my reading glasses.

Obvi, I listen to grown-up radio, like GPB and whatever jazz mastery Ike Carter is spinning on 90.3. I don’t even know how these TS lyrics got all up in here; I must’ve tapped into someone else’s James Deen daydream.

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For sure, I did not mewl like an espressoaddled Muppet when our BFFs Kim Spencer and daughter Anna Brooke surprised us with VIP tickets to T. Swift’s sold-out, super-special-Halloween-last-stop-onher-U.S.-tour in Tampa, FL. Of course I didn’t paw through the cool TS swag that came with the tickets like it was lost treasure. I definitely did not spend hours coordinating matching cat costumes (FYI, rhinestone kitty ear tiaras are cheaper when purchased in bulk) for the show or spend $18 on a tube of MAC Ruby Woo to make sure we had that red lip classic thing that we like. OK, maybe I’m just a pretty little liar. Maybe I was so thrilled to see Taylor Swift live and in person that I secretly choreographed a “Bad Blood” routine to perform in our row H seats. Then I started to panic. My inner grown-up realized that we would not be enjoying Taylor’s musical stylings in an intimate nightclub with a few hundred well-behaved music appreciators, but at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium with 55,000 other people, most of whom would be tweenage girls with the capacity to shatter glass with their collective squealing. Us grown-ups, we don’t like crowds so much. Personally, I start wheezing when there are too many people in the grocery store and I can’t get to the Muenster cheese (the opening weeks of the new Lucky’s Market practically gave me a coronary). The last concert I remember attending with that many screaming fans, Def Leppard’s drummer still had two arms. Kim reminded me that most of the shrieking Swifties would be under 12 years old, and if chaos broke out, I could probably scale the walls faster than they could. “Quit acting like such a boring adult,” she commanded, flourishing a stack of flash tattoos. Giggles overruled my handwringing as our glitzed-up girl squad skipped towards the massive arena, flanked by thousands festooned with feathers and sequins and Swiffer napkins (best Halloween ever, der). My anxiety was easily tempered by cute boy opening acts Shawn Mendes and Vance Joy and had dissolved almost completely once Taylor herself rose up out of the stage surrounded by cute boy backup dancers, her flawless face magnified by a thousand in the Jumbotron, every enhanced eyelash visible. I was totes magotes caught up in the sick beats when La Tay announced, “I named my new album 1989, after the year I was born!” I gagged. “That’s the year I graduated from high school!” Kim rolled her eyes. “Oh yeah? That’s the year I graduated college.” Not to be outdone in this grown-asswoman pissing contest, I raised the bar.

“Well, my car is five years older than she is.” My BFF patted my shoulder. “Congratulations? Now shut up and dance.” From there it was all uphill: Taylor belted out her frothy hits, strutting down the moveable runway in a dazzling variety of costumes (the matching booties, OMG). Rubber LED bracelets handed out at the door and controlled by unseen forces lit up the night in synchronized syncopation. Between tunes, Miz T chatted to the crowd with her intimate teenage folksiness, and come to think of it, she didn’t say “like” once. The record-grossing 1989 tour has become renowned for its cameos of other famous folks, and TS saved the best for last with Alessia Cara and Idina Menzel, the latter playing Frozen’s regal Elsa to Taylor’s goofy Olaf. I didn’t see the Pope, but I’m betting any stop on his circuit couldn’t rival the ecstatic reverie of 55,000 Swifties scream-singing “Let It Go.” And let go we did—of my own middle age ruminations, of Kim’s worries about the autism families she champions with the Thinking Moms’ Revolution, of how the hell we were going to get out here without being trampled by ten thousand pairs of kitten heels. Even the grizzly-bearded dad in front of us swayed to the music as he put an arm around his disabled daughter, who was wearing a turquoise tutu and a large pair of hearing aids. Her name was Stefanie, and they had driven all the way from Indiana so she could see Taylor for her 21st birthday. “She’s been on the liver-kidney transplant list for a year,” her mother explained with a shrug. “She’s not expected to live.” But Stefanie was just shaking it off, a sparkle in her eyes as her younger sister signed the lyrics to her. It was the same glimmer I saw on our daughters’ faces, blessedly healthy but facing a world of grown-up challenges nonetheless. Taylor Swift may be an exceptionally brainy, blue-eyed, billionaire Barbie, but she’s also a young woman kicking ass as she champions kindness and generosity, and we need more examples of that, please. To her fans, this was more than a show, but an education in the pinnacles of possibility, of artistic excellence, and how to behave oneself in a crowd. (Nothing but politeness afterwards as 55,000 people competed for the same 150 Ubers.) So thanks to my BFF, who gifted me with a fabulous spectacle that was more than an escape from Real Life but a muchneeded reminder that it’s OK not to be such a lame adult all the time. And thanks, T-Swizzle, for schooling me in another most important life lesson: No matter how old you think you are, if you know the words, there’s no shame in singing along. cs

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news & Opinion The News Cycle

‘Fixing’ Hwy 80 isn’t the same as four-laning it by John Bennett

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I REGULARLY receive calls from people, who are planning to visit or move to Savannah. “What’s the best way to get from Savannah to Tybee Island on a bicycle?” they want to know. “With a police escort,” I tell them. That’s how Bob Frick and Len Holmes made it to the beach back in July. They’d ridden their bikes all the way from San Francisco to Savannah to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, but had to complete the final portion of their cross-continental journey sandwiched between two Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department vehicles. It’s long been known to locals that the bridges and road to Tybee are dangerous for people on bikes. That’s why I’m excited about a meeting on Nov. 17 at which the Georgia Department of Transportation will provide information and collect public feedback on a project that would, “replace the bridges at Lazaretto Creek and Bull River with a two-lane bridge that includes bike and pedestrian improvements.” And there’s more. “Additionally, it would improve the roadway from Johnny Mercer Boulevard to Old US 80 on Tybee with paved shoulders and turn lanes,” according to the meeting announcement. The tragic Oct. 8 crash on the Bull River Bridge that claimed the life of Susan Allen

Bartoletti has renewed calls to improve safety on Tybee road. Some people have suggested lower speed limits and increased police presence. However, one idea that’s been floated might make the situation worse. Widening the entire route—including the road and both bridges—to four lanes would almost certainly increase motor vehicle speeds and make the trip more dangerous for everyone, no matter how they reach the beach. Tom Vanderbilt, author of the national bestseller “Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us),”

every 50 feet, sending the message that we should slow down, the design of a road itself often tells us something completely different. “It does not matter what the posted speed, people will travel at the speed they perceive to be ‘right,’” Vanderbilt said. “I use an analogy from nutrition research, called ‘portion distortion,’ which shows that people—no matter how hungry they are—will eat more food when it is served to them in a larger container. Wide roads are typically built under the rationale of safety, and drivers simply ‘consume’ the extras with more speed.”

Even if speed limit signs are planted every 50 feet, sending the message that we should slow down, the design of a road itself often tells us something completely different. explained the effect of more lanes this way: “If there is an ‘iron law’ of traffic engineering, it is that wider roads lead to higher speeds.” Dr. Daniel Piatkowski, a Savannah State University professor who studies travel behavior and transportation, agreed. “The research is clear: Widening lanes increases speeds, causing more crashes,” he said. “And more of those crashes will be fatal due to higher speeds.” Even if speed limit signs are planted

The idea of setting the cruise control at 75 mph at the foot of the Bull River Bridge and not tapping the brakes until your tires touch Tybee Island is no doubt attractive to many people, so the idea of additional lanes will find support. But folks with four-lane fever may be disappointed in the long run. “What happens is that more people use the road because it’s wider, newer, and for the first couple months is less congested,” Piatkowski said. As more drivers are

attracted to make the trip to Tybee, the promised benefit of extra lanes is negated. On rainy Tuesdays in November, a four lane road will be made more dangerous, its unnecessary capacity encouraging drivers to speed, yet it will become congested due to induced traffic on sunny Saturdays in July. The problems won’t end after the four lane road reaches Tybee, either, Vanderbilt said. “What happens to the island itself, when you’ve doubled the arrivals?” Those who sincerely want a safer route to Tybee should be wary of the four-lane solution for another reason. According to estimates it would triple the cost of the project. It could also delay construction indefinitely. If the stars align (and funding is secured), work on the project—as it’s currently proposed—could begin by the end of this decade. The environmental review required for four laning the entire route would likely still be going on in 2020. And that doesn’t even consider the legal challenges that will surely emerge to stop the project, which would require filling in miles of saltmarsh. Two hashtags, #fixhwy80now and #4lanetybeeroad, are used in conjunction with each other, but they’re in fact mutually exclusive. Insisting on four lanes will likely guarantee that a safety fix won’t happen now or at any time in the near future. cs GDOT public meeting on US Hwy80 bridges Tues. Nov. 17, 4-6 p.m. at Tybee City Hall. Info: www.dot.ga.gov

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Precious pets provide therapy and joy by Jessica Leigh Lebos

Magnolia Manor resident William Schroder enjoys cuddle therapy with Maggie. Photo

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Above: Julia Davis (center) raises Juliana pigs with the help of her daughter, Devin Hanton (r.), and assistant Jordan Fielding (l.). Photos by Jon Waits/@jwaitsphoto

they leave the farm. After they’re weaned, Davis brings the little piggies to her Isle of Hope home, shared by a friendly Pharoah hound named Ra, a Chihuahua called Bruiser and Samantha, a blue and gold Macaw. “Pigs get along with pretty much everyone,” she assures as Ra and a piglet named Caroline frolic in the backyard, the latter emitting squeals of delight. Davis, also a mother of six, enlists her 21 year-old daughter, Devin Hanton, and farm assistant Jordan Fielding to help keep the piglets corralled and prepare them for their new homes. By the time the piggies leave their care, they will be leashtrained and housebroken as well as vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and certified by Chatham Animal Hospital. A leash and harness are also included in the price, which averages $850 but can vary for invidual piglets. Davis heralds miniature pigs as easier to raise than puppies and says they make exceptionally intelligent companions once they’re grown. On her website, she quotes Winston Churchill: “A cat looks down upon a man, and a dog looks up to a man, but a pig will look a man in the eye and see his equal.” “Basically, that means they think they’re entitled to sleep in the bed,” she laughs. (Pigs in blankets. Can you handle the cuteness?) Meanwhile, back at the Magnolia Manor senior home, Maggie has achieved full mobility and seems to be in, well, hog heaven. “I’ve had animals my entire life, but this is by far the best pet I’ve ever had,” declares Braswell over Maggie’s contented grunts. The certified dementia practitioner also reports that the therapy pig has been wellreceived by the residents, particularly a

gentleman named William Schroder. “Mr. Schroder has very progressed dementia, and he often experiences cyclical periods of agitation and anxiety,” explains Braswell. “This morning, Maggie got up and snuggled up under in his beard, and he smiled and laughed for the first time in ages. And you know what he said? ‘It’s better than it’s ever been.’ ”

That kind of meaningful engagement can be hard to come by, and Maggie the Pig appears born for the job. “She just seems to have a calming effect,” continues Braswell, her voice breaking with the joy of seeing the once-debilitated runt put an agitated patient at ease. “Makes you realize how a small cuddle can make a big impact.” cs Find Savannah Miniature Pigs on Facebook.

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Once upon a time, about six weeks ago, a little spotted pig was born on a lovely farm on the outskirts of town. She was the runt of the litter, and had a lame back leg that prevented her from keeping up with her brothers and sisters. But her teeny stature and pronounced limp didn’t stop this plucky porker. She gained strength, and after a few more weeks, she’s become the porcine heroine of a real life fairy tale: “Maggie the Pig” has found her true calling as a therapy animal for dementia patients. “For a while, I had been researching pets that our residents could love and hold and cuddle,” says Myra Braswell, the activities director at Magnolia Manor, a senior assisted living center on St. Simons Island. “But a lot of them have respiratory issues and fragile skin, so traditional cats and dogs weren’t really good options.” When Braswell found out that miniature pigs not only have soft hoofs but are hypoallergenic, easy to housetrain and the fourth-smartest animals on earth, she knew she’d found the perfect companion for her charges. She contacted Julia Davis of Savannah Miniature Pigs, who donated the tiniest of her current swine-y bunch to Braswell and Magnolia Manor. “I think it’s a win-win; Maggie needed a little more attention and physical therapy to keep that tendon stretched out on her back leg, and the residents get a lot of extra love,” says Davis, who raises the pet piglets on a southside farm along with horses, heritage turkeys and small herd of alpacas. Maggie and her littermates are of the Juliana variety, a breed known for its sociability, colorful spots, waggy tails and stalwart body, unlike its pot-bellied counterparts. Adult Juliana pigs usually weigh in at 30-40 lbs. and top out at the size of your average Cocker Spaniel—as long as they stick to the prescribed diet. “You do need to lock the pantry,” warns Davis. “They will eat anything—the cat food, the dog food, your food, all of it. They’re pigs!” Davis estimates she’s adopted out 300 Julianas since she began breeding them in 2010. Most are already spoken for before

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Three robberies in three hours on Oglethorpe Avenue

Detectives are investigating three robberies occurring on Oglethorpe Avenue on Thursday between 9:09 p.m. and midnight. One of the robberies resulted in an arrest, and another resulted in an injury. Friday morning, “Metro received reports of an armed robbery and cutting on Oglethorpe Avenue and Abercorn Street that occurred close to midnight on Thursday,” police say. “Two victims were walking together when an armed suspect demanded one victim’s purse. The second victim attempted to stop the suspect and was cut.” The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, standing about 6-01 with a slender build. During the incident he wore a hat and a dark colored shirt. At about 9:09 p.m. “Metro responded to an armed robbery reported on the 700 block of West Oglethorpe Avenue. The suspect demanded the victim’s belongings. The victim complied. The robbery suspect fled in a vehicle driven by a second suspect. The pair was last seen crossing the

Talmadge Bridge into South Carolina. No injuries were reported,” police say. The first suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, 6 feet to 6-3. During the robbery he wore a black hoodie and black jeans, with a black bandana over his face. The second suspect is a black male in his early 20s with a light complexion. They fled in a white 2012 Chevrolet Impala. At about 9:07 p.m. “Metro responded to a third armed robbery reported on the 200 block of West Oglethorpe Avenue. A male entered the female victim’s office requesting food. An airsoft pistol resembling a real gun was presented when she said no. The suspect grabbed the victim’s cellular phone and fled. The phone was traced to the 500 block of Hartridge Street, still in the suspect’s possession,” police say. The suspect is Richard Conyers, 21. He is charged with armed robbery.

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Detectives are investigating two shootings occurring on Saturday. “At about 6:23 p.m. Metro responded to a business on the 4500 block of Montgomery Street, where Ronald Hughes, 25, sought Men arrested after shooting up help after sustaining a non-life-threatenapartment complex, ten cars ing gunshot wound,” police say. Police arrested Calvin Polite, 28, and Hughes was reportedly shot while in Leroy Bryant, 32, “for an exchange of gun- his vehicle, by an unknown male, at an fire that damaged three units and 10 vehiunspecified location. Investigators are cles at an apartment complex on the 2800 working to identify suspects and the locablock of Capital Street early Friday morntion of the shooting. Hughes’ vehicle was ing,” police say. not present when officers arrived. The Metro responded at about 2:30 a.m. after vehicle is described as a tan Chevy Malibu. reports of shots fired between two groups

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“At about 3:33 p.m. Metro also responded to a residence on the 2100 block of East 57th Street, were Michael Bernard Knight, 22, was found suffering from a gunshot wound,” police say. Knight was “reportedly shot by his acquaintance, Vincent James Zapeline, 21, during an altercation at Zapeline’s residence. Zapeline and Hughes were both in possession of firearms,” police say.

Body found in pond

Detectives “have initiated a death investigation after the body of an unidentified male was found floating in pond near the 4100 block of Ogeechee Road Monday morning” Nov. 2, polic say. Metro responded to the scene just after 9 a.m. when an employee of a nearby business noticed the body. SCMPD Marine Patrol removed the deceased from the water. An autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab is scheduled.

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Kennedy listened to his military advisors. If the U.S. had invaded, we might have walked into another embarrassing Bay of Pigs-type fiasco—the Soviets had four times as many troops on the ground as the CIA thought at the time—but most likely no mushroom clouds. If either side did go nuclear, though, accidentally or not, then we’ve got a whole different picture. The emergency document called the Single Integrated Operational Plan provided the U.S. military command with a prioritized list of thousands of targets in the Soviet bloc and China. The first tier of targets included missile launch sites, airfields for bombers, and submarine tenders; Cuba had all of these, making it an obvious place for an early attack. Again, if the Soviets had struck first it’s likely the U.S. would have been able to retaliate, but that’s little consolation. U.S. antiballistic missiles developed under the (pre-sportswear) Nike program had proved largely useless in testing. Despite optimistic government-produced PSAs instructing citizens on how to wash radioactive particles off their potatoes, our country’s population would have been immediately reduced by 20 percent if a third of Soviet nukes had hit their targets. If all of them had hit home, half the population would’ve been wiped out, not including after-the-fact deaths from fallout, starvation, etc. Of course, our retaliatory capability meant things would have been still grimmer on the Soviet end. That said, it’s unlikely either side would have launched its full arsenal. A few tactical bombs might have gone off; there might have been a ground war in Berlin; possibly there’d be several million fewer people around now. But rationality won the day: it was in neither state’s interest to escalate. This, unfortunately, may not hold true for today’s conflicts—but that’s another topic for another column. cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com

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Why didn’t it go worse? Most obviously, neither side was crazy enough to want to precipitate the end of the world; it was pretty obviously acknowledged by both that detonating a nuclear bomb would be a bummer for all involved. This was particularly plain to the Soviets in 1962, when the U.S. warhead stockpile was nine times the size of theirs. (They’d catch up over the next 15 years, and by 1978 were out in front.) It was openly known by both governments that even if Russia were to launch all its missiles in Cuba, it couldn’t take out the U.S.’s capability to obliterate the USSR What if the Cuban missile crisis had gone in response. So while theoretically we badly? —Karl Young might have suffered massive loss of life, the chances of the Soviets purposely ordering I’M CONFIDENT human society would the all-out attack needed to accomplish it have survived, which I assume is your main were low. concern. Even if things had gone off the Beyond that, historically speaking there rails, and the odd nuke popped off here and simply haven’t been many preemptive there, I think cooler heads would soon have wars—i.e., ones where, amid high interprevailed. national tension, one country strikes first But that’s easy to say now. For a week in for fear of becoming a target itself. By this October 1962 the whole planet was wonder- standard, arguably the only cases since ing if Cold War antagonism was about to boil 1861 that qualify would be World War I, the over into nuclear armageddon. Korean War, and the Arab-Israeli war of Everyone knows the story: U.S. spy-plane 1967. Empirically it seems difficult for govphotos reveal Russian nuclear-missile ernments to pull the trigger (so to speak), bases under construction in Cuba; Kennedy even when they’re under serious threat. orders a blockade of the island and demands Nonetheless, it was a scary time, with the missiles’ removal; six tense days later, many opportunities for the shit to hit the Khrushchev complies. What’s better under- fan. During the last days of the standoff, stood now is how little Khrushchev had sixty-plus B-52 bombers were in the air thought through the ways it might all play carrying nuclear payloads at any given out. He needed more negotiating leverage time; one technical or communications than the USSR’s iffy intercontinental mis- glitch could have meant catastrophe. siles could buy him, and he hoped he could A Russian submarine lost communicarattle the Americans by placing mediumtion with the surface, assumed war had range missiles at their doorstep. broken out, and almost launched its own The Americans were rattled all right. nuclear torpedo. According to an Air Force Despite the insistence of Defense Secretary vet who’s only recently come forward, at Robert McNamara that the new deployone point launch orders were sent by misment didn’t change the balance of power, take to U.S. missile bases at Okinawa. The the Joint Chiefs of Staff initially supported crews didn’t comply only because a comsome sort of invasion of Cuba in response; it manding officer noticed enough irregulariwas only after a full week of deliberation that ties in protocol to investigate further. Kennedy was able to sell the blockade idea So let’s say the worst happened: an overinstead. confident officer made the wrong call, or

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A 2015 decision of the Georgia Supreme Court has created a puzzle for drunk driver enforcement. In Georgia (and other states), blood alcohol tests are “voluntary” (to bypass the issue of whether drivers can be forced, or even pressured, to endure a test that ultimately helps to convict them), but the Georgia court has ruled, against custom, that a “consenting” driver might be “too” drunk to appreciate the consent -- in which case, the test results would be inadmissible in court. Equally awkwardly, prosecutors would be forced to argue that the drunk driver -- too drunk to handle a motor vehicle -- was still sober enough to give knowledgeable consent. Atlanta’s WSB-TV reported in October that judges statewide are grappling with the issue.

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• Funerals and burials, in the United States and elsewhere, are no longer always so staid. Most famously, one man was, per his instructions, lowered to the ground inside his beloved Cadillac; dressing corpses in fanciful outfits (such as the Green Lantern) is not unheard of. In October, after Mr. Jomar Aguayo Collazo, 23, was killed in a shootout in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the family outfitted his body in his favorite blue tracksuit and propped him up at a table in his mother’s tavern (“playing” dominoes and holding a drink and a condom) -- as friends and relatives passed by to pay their respects. • The list of all-time extreme body modifiers would start with the late Dennis “Stalking Cat” Avner (who incrementally cut, chipped, tattooed, pierced and implanted his body to make himself a human feline) and the similarly obsessive Erik “Lizardman” Sprague, who at one time toured with the Jim Rose Circus. Newer to the scene is Britain’s Ted Richards, 57, working to become a human parrot. With 110 colorful tattoos, 50 piercings and a split tongue, he currently seeks a surgeon to turn his nose into a beak. Even without the beak, though, Richard says becoming parrotlike “is the best thing that has happened to me.” (London’s Daily Telegraph, publishing astonishing photos of Richards, asked, rhetorically, whether we’ve reached “peak plastic surgery.”) • In October, a 20-year-old man in Macomb Township, Michigan, became the

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each other, had become obsessed about federal taxes. The Browns are serving 30-year prison terms.) • High school principal George Kenney believes he has a gift to aid students’ concentration abilities -- hypnotism -- and practiced it extensively at North Port High in Sarasota, Florida, until 2011, when three of his students died in separate incidents (two by suicide). While Kenney enjoys retirement in North Carolina, the Sarasota school board did not close the chapter until October 2015 when it granted $200,000 settlements to the families of the three students. The lawsuits complained of Kenney’s unlicensed “medical procedure,” which altered the “underdeveloped” teenage brain -- but Kenney had also pointed to improvements in studying by other students. • White supremacist Craig Cobb has not given up. News of the Weird noted in 2013 that he was attempting to buy property in Leith, North Dakota (pop. 16), to turn the town into a deluxe Caucasian enclave, but there was local resistance -- and Cobb was revealed by a TV program’s DNA test to himself be 14 percent “sub-Saharan African.” Cobb has not yet disproved the result, but has moved his target to (according to recent reports) either Red Cloud, Nebraska (pop. 978), or Antler, North Dakota (pop. 28) (which is seeking crowdsourced funding online to preventively buy the vacant property Cobb has his eyes on).

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It’s a simple recipe, said New York City A-list chef Daniel Angerer: a cheese derived from the breast milk of his wife, who (in March 2010) was nursing the couple’s 3-month-old daughter. As a chef, he said, “you look out for something new and what you can do with it,” and what Angerer could do is make about two quarts of “flavor(ful)” cheese out of two gallons of mother’s milk. “(T)astes just like really sweet cow’s milk.” He posted the recipe, “My Spouse’s Mommy Milk Cheese,” but reminded experimenters to “consider cheese aging time.” BY CHUCK SHEPHERD UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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It all started with a flyer. Last year, when Crazy Bag Lady booked a 28-day tour, vocalist Josh Sterno realized the band needed an additional logo on the bottom of their tour poster. “We’d always wanted to book good shows,” explains Crazy Bag Lady drummer Daniel Lynch. “At that point, we’d booked that whole tour ourselves, we decided, ‘I think we can do this and make it worthwhile.’” Looking to incorporate both of their names, [Da]niel and [Jo]sh created Dad Joke: a booking collective of sorts specializing in bringing up-and-coming punk, garage, dark electro, and varying forms of rock to the Lowcountry. Joe Kapcin of the band Miguel Moure, who booked a good deal of shows while living in Portland, Oregon, joined the team later on. Don’t call it a business, and don’t call them professional, but the trio’s got a certain kind of punk finesse to the art of booking that’s allowed them to introduce Savannah to awesome new bands. After a year of shows, they’re gearing up for their biggest production yet: Dad Joke’s Punk Mess, a two-day festival spread out over Dollhouse Productions and The Jinx featuring the best in Southeast and Savannah punk and garage. “We wanted to have the aesthetic of a DIY thing, but have the shows be really solid,” Lynch says of the Dad Joke business model. It shows, from collage-style design choices for flyers to the lo-fi recordings and often bare-boned Bandcamp pages of the bands they book. “Every time we have a show, and it’s a Dad Joke show, it’s going to be really solid,” confirms Lynch. “Nothing’s going to be last-minute; we’re trying to put our heart into it.” While it may seem difficult to book your favorite bands from across the country, you never know what can happen if you reach out, as Sterno has learned. “That’s how we try to book,” he says. “If we see a band we want to bring here, we hit ‘em up. A lot of people don’t imagine that as a possibility—‘How are we going to get them here?’—just hit ‘em up!” “It’s so far from improbable that they’re going to hit you back,” adds Lynch. “It’s a touring band: they want to have places to go where it’s a nice time. Every show we’ve

Tight Genes.

had as been really hospitable to bands, and we know that’s good for the community. They leave Savannah and say, ‘We had a really good time.’ Like Downtown Boys— they said this is one of their favorite places to play, and we booked them twice. We want to put bands up and let them have a nice time.” There’s no magic formula to knowing a band is the right fit on a bill, but Lynch says there is a certain je ne sais quoi that he and Sterno can pick up on. “I only book bands that I like,” attests Sterno.

Crazy Bag Lady.

“Between the two of us, we don’t have a ridiculously niche sense of music,” says Lynch. “We like a lot of stuff, but we basically want to make sure whatever we’re bringing here is being taken very seriously—not serious like a business—but you can tell these people love what they’re doing, and regardless of genre, you can tell.” Dad Joke has been incredibly selective in their curation; with the booking entity only existing for about a year, they’ve only hosted ten shows. “We get an enormous amount of


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requests for shows, and we can’t book everybody first of all, and second, a lot of those bands don’t care,” says Lynch. “They get fucked up, and it’s not about anything other than having a good time, which isn’t necessarily what creating anything is all about. In that sense, we try to have some artistic integrity about ourselves.” “We don’t want to put out anything that we don’t care for,” Lynch continues. “Even though, at the very base of it, we don’t care! Which is the beauty of it. We’re not super-serious—‘It’s gotta be this way! Gotta be this way!’—at the end of the day, it will be this way. It’s only for the good of the show.” “Real recognizes real,” says Sterno. “As stupid and cliché as it is, it’s true,” agrees Lynch. “We don’t have any reason to do what we do in our band, or in any of our projects. We don’t have any subsidiary reason. He’s not still trying to impress his girlfriend. There’s no reason for us to do this, but we do it, and we love to do it. You can be tight, have the highest production value, and I could not book you. Obviously, there’s no good and bad opinions, but I do feel there’s a soulfulness and a soulnessness in music. And you can tell.” The Punk Mess is an idea that’s been stewing in Sterno’s brain for a while, inspired by smaller festivals

like Gonerfest in Memphis, Total Punk Records’ Total Fuck Off, and Good Vibrations in Austin. “I just want there to be a good punk/ garage festival in Savannah,” he says. “This is a very modest version of those.” “Yeah, but the first and only way you can make that happen is to start it,” Lynch chimes in. “I think it’s incredibly great for our first organized two-day show.” The festivities kick off down at Dollhouse on Thursday with Orlando’s Tight Genes and Manic and the Depressives. If you caught Tight Genes last time they were here for Dad Joke #2, expect spitting, scuzzy garage-flavored punk with hooky pop elements. Manic and the Depressives make a splintering kind of brassy, snide punk. Locals Generation Pill, The Anxiety Junkies, The Toxic Shock, and The Lipschitz bring the noise Savannah-style. On Friday the 13th, head to The Jinx for Day 2 of Punk Mess. Golden Pelicans, featuring the founder of Total Punk Records on drums, make raw, contagious punk from Orlando. “I’ve been in contact with them for quite a while,” says Sterno. “I’ve been wanting to book them here for a very long time; they’re doing really well. Their newest record sold out in two weeks on vinyl,

which you never hear about!” “There’s a Central/North Florida scene that’s killing it right now, and it’s a weird, imaginary line between quite a few different things,” explains Lynch. “They’re putting out super-quality stuff: it’s alternative, it’s superhard, punk, weirdo stuff, but it’s grassroots, and it’s incredGolden Pelicans. ibly good.” “I want Savannah to know about it,” Sterno says. Atlanta hardcore punk band Slugga, trashy synth-punk band The Mold from Orlando, and Savannah’s Crazy Bag Lady and Forced Entry are on the bill; perhaps most exciting for locals, however, is Shoplifters, a “dad punk” band featuring Keith Kozel (Superhorse, GAM) on vocals. With The House of Gunt’s Influenza Mueller as host, it’s sure to be quite the evening. “Whenever anyone sees ‘Dad Joke,’ we want it to be special,” says Sterno. “I feel like it has been.” CS

Dad Joke’s Punk Mess Day 1

Thursday, November 12 Dollhouse Productions 8:30 p.m. $5 with a canned good (donated to Old Savannah Mission), $7 without

Dad Joke’s Friday the 13th Punk Mess Day 2 Friday, November 13 The Jinx 9 p.m. $10

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Punk Mess

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music interview

Too hot to Handle

Bluegrass swing and gypsy pickin’ with Velvet Caravan and Packway Handle Band by Anna Chandler

anna@connectsavannah.com

Fall and winter are packed with great shows at The Lucas, and Friday is no exception. Velvet Caravan have invited old buds Packway Handle Band from Athens to fill the theatre with bluegrass, swing, and gypsy tunes for an evening. It’s a fitting double bill: while both bands’ genres employ a great deal of technical finesse and tradition, Packway Handle Band and Velvet Caravan both take a whimsical, laidback approach to their craft, unafraid of cutting up and just having a good ol’ time. For years, Packway Handle Band has been a Georgia favorite; earlier this year, they teamed up with the incomparable surreal singer-songwriter Jim White to make Take It Like A Man, an LP of songs by White and Packway and one co-written tune, “Corn Pone Refugee.” The five-piece just got back from a tour with, of all people, Kid Rock and Foreigner with plenty of stories to share. Okay, so this tour with Kid Rock and Foreigner—how in the world did that happen?

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Josh Erwin: It’s probably the weirdest thing we’ve ever been offered. I wrote an email to a guy doing an interview with us: ‘I can’t talk this day because we’re doing the last of the Kid Rock shows for 2015.’ He replied, ‘Did you ever think you’d ever write those words in an email?’ No, never! We were recruited to play his cruise in 2014—he wanted a bluegrass band. Sixthman Productions recommended us and Kid Rock liked the idea of what we did, then asked if we’d be interested in doing a summer tour. It’s just so funny—we’d just put out Jim White Vs. Packway Handle Band, and you can’t get more polar opposite of the spectrum—Southern Gothic songwriting and straight-up redneck party town. But I really like that whole idea of just doing polar opposites of each other. It’s kind of a mix of absurdity and awe that’s involved. Then they say, ‘Okay, it’ll be y’all, then Foreigner.’ Even if you have those poetry magnets on the fridge where you make different sentences and had band names instead, you couldn’t even make that: Kid Rock, Packway Handle Band, Foreigner! 18 Despite the spectacle, it was really one of

Athens boys Packway Handle Band return to Savannah with Velvet Caravan.

the best jobs we’d had. I had low expectations, but everyone couldn’t be more welcoming. Beyond whatever stigma people have about Kid Rock, it’s a nice group of people to be around for a whole summer. What was the reception like? Is that crowd into bluegrass? So half of what we did, we’d show up about 30 minutes before the show, wandering around playing acoustic in these ampitheatres. In every state, every city, the capacity is 20,000 average. The doors open, and we’d go hang out in the concourse area and play acoustic for about 45 minutes, go backstage, get a drink, go refresh, and go up and do 22 minutes onstage. First of all with the crowd, when we started playing, they were like, ‘Oh my god, what are you doing here, what is this?’ When we got onstage, it was pretty good reception—better than I expected. Every show sold out. We jumped up and played a song with [Kid Rock] in his set, and Foreigner! For ‘I Want To Know What Love Is,’ they would bring in a high school choir or nonprofit up each night; at the tail end of that, we crashed the Foreigner choir. We were sitting right next to Mick Jones!

guy was playing Jim White’s Wrong-Eyed Jesus. We figured out who it was, bought the album, and eventually we all watched the movie [Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus]. We were really taken by it, then Jim moved to Athens. We used to host this festival on July 4th, and he came up after and said, ‘I got a really good idea. I’m producing this record and I think it’d be great to have y’all sing and play a little bit.’ Then we asked to produce his album, since we had a little bit of a relationship; he said, ‘Yeah, cool.’ We thought about it, asked if we could make a band together with his stuff rearranged. What was that like, working together?

I think Jim is, in general, a hoarder of sounds. For example, one of the tracks, “Breathing Room,” that’s Michael’s song— we’d done everything in-house, recorded in our home studio. Then Jim, the way he works, he does a lot of post-production, twinkles and funny little swoopy sounds, ethereal noises and that kind of thing. There were six, maybe eight instruments, then vocals—12 basic tracks—but Jim takes it to mix and I looked and was like, ‘Why the hell are there 56 tracks?!’ You released the collaboration with We need more instruments and weird Jim White earlier this year. Did y’all know each other from living in Athens? contraptions on it; we wanted to get some personality playing on tracks we’d done in the past, and we certainly got it with We’d gone to some weird camp at Burnthat. Instead of really writing together, it ing Man in 2005—they had this crazy DJ, was more like he put his personality in our weird party, all kinds of stuff going on nights of the week. And one night, this songs post-production. He had his songs,

and he’d always played the more or less folk singer-songwriter, and we took them and pumped up the tempo. Are y’all working on anything in the near future? We’ve actually got studio time booked December 14, and we’re actually going to get Scott McCaughey to produce it—he’s in The Minus 5, The Baseball Project with Peter from R.E.M., he was R.E.M.’s touring guitar player for 10-15 years. We met him in Portland while we were out there on this Kid Rock tour. When I tallied up everything, we’ve got more songs for this album than we have in the past for putting an album together. We get to really whittle down from the collection we’ve got. What are you looking forward to about playing Savannah again? Looking forward to a good double bill. I really like playing theatres, I like playing in that kind of atmosphere; it’s a good size for audiences, and I think there’s a lot of rapport that can be built between the audience and band. I think that in general can be a lot of fun. We’ve always taken Eric [Dunn’s] lead in the past, and I’m looking forward to the collaboration of it. CS

Packway Handle Band and Velvet Caravan

When: Friday, November 13 @7:30 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts Cost: $20 advance, $25 day of


music interview

‘This is always our home’

Cusses’ Angel Bond on the band’s future by anna chandler

anna@connectsavannah.com

“I think Savannah just keeps getting better and better,” says Bond. photo by joseph Nienstedt photo

Bond lived in L.A. for almost three years previously and is interested to see how things have changed since she moved. “There’s a good rock scene,” she says of her future home. “But there’s a huge electronic scene, too. I feel like I’m going to learn a lot more when I get out there and see friends.” In addition to getting back into set dressing and art department work, she plans on exploring new musical projects, as well. “I used to do a lot of soul music,” Bond says. “Electronic, too; I’ve got a couple of ideas. Brian and I used to do electronic music, and I’m thinking about doing another side project as well.” Earlier this year, Cusses released an EP, Here Comes the Rat, featuring four songs off their long-awaited Golden Rat LP. Bond says the plan right now is to release “Critical,” a song written for Robyn Reeder and Igor Fiksman, as a single with an accompanying video. The band’s considering following that up with an EP of the rest of the Golden Rat tracks. “We’re both going to come back here as much as we can to write and practice with Harder,” Bond says. “We’re still working on future tours and licensing.” As much as Savannah will feel the loss of two residents who spearheaded a new wave of DIY spaces, encouraged young bands, and brought a slew of out-of-town talent to the area, Bond assures she’ll be back to visit and that Savannah will always be Cusses’ hometown.

“Savannah’s always been our home, and we wouldn’t be who we are without it,” she attests. “I want to make sure everybody knows how grateful we are to have this community, and it’s going to be a really hard for me to leave this community that shows so much love and support.” The scene looks much different than it did when Cusses formed, and Bond’s thrilled to see what Savannah’s future holds. “It really excites me as it goes and changes tremendously,” she says. “I think Savannah just keeps getting better and better: more music, more and more people involved in it. It’s such a special community to be a part of, full of so many creative people who want the best for this community. “For me, being in Savannah has definitely helped me come into my own. I still have stage fright, but when I first started, I was extremely shy and insecure. It’s definitely helped me just being in this environment and support; it helped us all grow and push forward.” Though the show will be bittersweet, Bond stresses that it’s not goodbye, just ‘see you later.’ “We’re going to be playing a long set, a lot of oldies,” she promises. “We really just want to see a lot of our friends before we head out on our next adventures. It’s a farewell for now, not forever; we’ll definitely be back. This is always our home.” CS

Cusses, Culture Vulture

When: Saturday, November 14 @ 10 p.m. Where: The Jinx

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The first time I saw Cusses, I walked out with a bloody nose. It was one of the most oppressively hot summers Savannah has recently seen. Vocalist Angel Bond, her hair a dark, close pixie cut then, peeled off her shirt and flung it to the side of the stage midway through their set. “Y’all don’t make fun of me,” she quipped on the mic. Most of the audience soon followed her lead as the crowd churned to something unlike anything Savannah had heard before—the primal, raw, danceable tangle of Brian Lackey’s drums and Bryan Harder’s guitar, doing all the work of a six-string and bass together, and Bond’s vocals—clear and resolute and roughed-up with total command of the room. It was packed, it was impossibly sweaty, and you could not stand still. You just couldn’t. The crowd danced and moshed and screamed and somewhere in there I got clocked in the face and walked home in a soaking wet tank top crusted in blood, ears ringing, grinning so hard my cheeks hurt. We were all hooked. I had heard Cusses before that night—we both practiced at 12 Below, now Low Watt Recording Studios (that door to the right of Flying Monk). With individual practice spaces that bands could rent out, it was a diverse, small-but-mighty scene in 2009: Cusses crushing it in one room with a mariachi band next to them, my folk band down the hall, right next door to Sins of Godless Men (née Howler). Savannah’s grown and changed in those few years; so have the bands and musicians, Cusses among them. They’re calling their Saturday performance a “farewell for now” show as members head out to explore new paths in life. “We’re going through changes,” Bond shares. “We’ll still push forward and see where Cusses can go. We want to keep moving and growing and pushing ourselves as people and musicians in that vein.” Just a few days after the Jinx show, Bond will return to Los Angeles (City of Angels, indeed), where she and Lackey lived before moving to Savannah. Lackey is working in North Carolina with his family for the time being, while Harder will remain in Savannah with his wife and children.

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music a personal note...

On Robyn Reeder, Broughton Street, and a fierce spark by anna chandler

anna@connectsavannah.com

NOV 11-NOV 17, 2015

A few days ago, I felt something I haven’t felt in a long, long time: the desire to get the hell out of Savannah for good. When I heard that Robyn Reeder—the Art & Soul of Broughton Street, my hero, friend, occasional boss, fellow musician, and unofficial mentor in being a cheerleader for Savannah—had passed after her long struggle with cancer, all I wanted to do was leave. Within the same hour of receiving the news that the woman who dared to open a business on the Broughton Street of the ‘90s—the Wild West, with literal tumbleweeds rolling down the street and vacancies aplenty—it was announced that several new chain stores, including Michael Kors and Tommy Bahama, would be opening on Broughton. Once the tears came, I couldn’t stop. I sobbed for such an immense loss, for the innumerable people whose lives Robyn directly or indirectly changed, for her incredible husband, Igor, sister, Jenny, her family and chosen family. I cried for Savannah, for this bulletridden, blood-soaked town, for the dozens of creative and influential people who have moved away recently out of frustration, exhaustion, or lack of opportunities. Robyn made Broughton Street. She threw open the doors of Primary Art Supply to host punk bands, held renegade fashion shows, and, as her husband Igor so wonderfully phrased in a devastating and beautiful blog post, “styled the entire city” in vintage and recycled clothing through her shop, Civvies. When Robyn moved to Savannah to attend SCAD, fashion choices were limited to the department stores and chain shops at the Oglethorpe Mall. Thanks to her, Savannah’s closet flourished; students and locals alike grew colorful, completely oneof-a-kind wardrobes. Robyn knew that a beautiful pair of vintage boots can change the way a person carries themselves; when she gave me the perfect black leather motorcycle jacket, she did so knowing that clothing can act as armor, as a weapon. In her health, in her life, in her work, Robyn was a fighter, tenacious with passion that shifted the air around her and inspired and pushed others to strive for excellence in themselves and their 20 community.

A tribute to Robyn Reeder by longtime friend and collaborator Panhandle Slim.

You’ve never seen determination and strength until you’ve seen a woman with Stage Four cancer working two jobs, planning parties, being a devoted friend, partner, and businesswoman, all while expressing gratitude, so much gratitude, and doing it all with such bravery and grace, despite the insurmountable pain. With her passing and the announcement of the further Ben Carterization of downtown, it felt like Robyn had taken the Savannah she made with her. The opening of a Michael Kors and Tommy Bahama is the textbook definition of homogenization, so much so that it’s almost parodic. You can’t get more whitebread, more banal, more on the entire opposite of Robyn’s spectrum. It felt so cruelly symbolic. A few days later, election results came in, stacked with incumbents, bringing that old nickname “Slowvannah” to mind (so many utter it while they’re packing their things). I got caught in or witnessed three police

chases in one week. Several close friends were robbed at gunpoint in separate instances over a 72-hour period. On Tuesday, I was in a packed room of friends and musicians, all out on a weekday to support one another at an open mic. They sang along to one another’s songs, jumped onstage to add harmonies, shared praise and encouragement. In the middle of a set, I got word that Pinkie Masters was closing its doors after 65 years. In a town without that weird, historic dive that generations have filled, where Hang Fire isn’t right there on Whitaker Street because someone moved above an existing club, complained about the noise and won, where it’s becoming damn near impossible to find affordable living downtown, where Robyn Reeder isn’t standing in front of the Civvies picture window, scheming up the perfect holiday display, or steadily hitting the drums, draped in her Silver Machine robes and surrounded by

a circle of loving friends, what do we have left? Where is the soul that gives Savannah that fierce spark and elusive allure that other cities only dream of? Robyn died on the same day that Lou Reed passed two years ago. That morning, in what’s become an October 27 ritual in memory of one of rock’s greats for me, I lay on my bed and let The Velvet Underground’s “Rock & Roll” wash over me. Despite all the amputations, you could just dance to that rock & roll station, and it was all right. Through the week, I found myself clutching those words like a mantra. It was all right, oh, it was all right. I was watching Bear Fight at The Jinx on Thursday—their new atmospheric-yetheavy-as-lead, transcendental sound as three-piece packs a healing power that feels something like getting a B-12 shot after several hours of meditation—when I remembered something Robyn said to me in our July interview: “I want people to have my passion when I can’t work anymore. You can’t control what happens after you die. You can’t say, ‘You! You’re gonna be me! And this is what you’re gonna do!’ ‘Cause that’s kind of what I want; what I wish I could do. But I can’t. So I have to set it up the best I can.” We can’t give up on this city. I refuse to. We owe it to Savannah, to Robyn and people like her who worked tirelessly to make this an enriching place: one that’s culturally stimulating, healthy for artists, safe and diverse, and an oasis of originality in a strip mall, urban sprawl world. There will be a memorial for Robyn at the American Legion Ballroom on November 12 with music and remembrance. I know for me, it will be an example of our community’s incredible outpouring of love and support, a time to remember a visionary Savannahian, and a testament to the integrity and innovation we are responsible for upholding. It’ll be a reminder that, even on the heaviest of days, if we can tune into our neighbors, if we hold fast to that which moves us to be our best selves—as creators, as citizens, as one unstoppable, impassioned force—than we can all believe it: it’s all right. cs


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Robert Lee Coleman & the Night Owls. Photo by Geoff L. Johnson

By Anna Chandler anna@connectsavannah.com

Sam Burchfield

music The band page

Sam Burchfield @Congress St Social Club

A multi-talented musician hailing from Seneca, South Carolina, Sam Burchfield cut his teeth in coffee shops before moving to Southern music capital Athens, Georgia. Influenced by Jack Johnson, ZZ Ward, Ray LaMontagne, and more, Burchfield’s songs are a mix of funk, blues, jazz, and folk, marked by a signature up-tempo arrangements and breezy fingerpicking. With a little humor and a lot of southern sensibility, Burchfield’s soulful renderings will engage and energize fans old and new. Friday, November 13, 10 p.m., free

night at the opera

Robert Lee Coleman & The Night Owls @The Grey

Since June, Savannah Stopover has hosted “Stopover in the Yard” at The Grey, a concert series complete with lunch and drinks. For this most recent installment, the Stopover folks are bringing Robert Lee Coleman & the Night Owls back to town. You may have seen the Macon troupe put on an engrossing show at Revival Fest; if so, you know you’re in for a treat. If not, catch them while you can! As a member of James Brown’s band The J.B.’s, Coleman shared the stage with the “Godfather of Soul” from 1970 to 1973. Tearing it up on a Gibson Firebird, Coleman contributed to iconic tracks like “Hot Pants” (that’s his riff, by the way), “Make It Funky,” and “Revolution of the Mind.” Coleman recently recorded One More Mile, an electric blues CD of original songs and cover tunes. Live, he’s an incredible leader for The Night Owls, a gentle commander in head-to-toe red. Tickets are first come, first serve, with doors opening at noon, and includes a meal of southern fare prepared on the grill and a choice of beer, wine, or Chatham Artillery Punch. Saturday, November 14, 12 p.m., $21

Rockabilly Burlesque @The Wormhole

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Affordable for the entire family, Savannah Children’s Choir “Night at the Opera” shows off stars from the Metropolitan Opera and various acclaimed opera houses. Accompanied by rock star pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski, Alok Kumar, tenor, Melissa Zapin, soprano, Sandra PiquesEddy, mezzo-soprano and Guest Artistic Director and bass/baritone Keith Miller will sing out opera’s best arias, duets, and ensemble pieces. Roger Moss, co-founder of Savannah Children’s Choir (which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year), touts the evening as a perfect introduction to opera and a spectacle for longtime enthusiasts. Saturday, November 14, 7 p.m., $5 for students and children, 22 $20-25 for adults, $75 for VIP

Crazy Man Crazy

Night at the Opera @Lucas Theatre

The Tied and Tasseled Cabaret, which celebrated its first anniversary just a couple of weeks ago, is back with a special rockabilly-themed burlesque show at The Wormhole. With live music by Crazy Man Crazy, attendees can snag a $10 raffle ticket before the day of the show for a chance to become a Rockabilly Queen and win a makeover, complimentary cocktails, and a private table with table service at the event. City of Sooni D’oro will be peddling their vintage clothing at the show to get you looking the part. Tied and Tasseled are also encouraging attendees to bring old blankets, pet food, newspapers, pet beds, and other items for donation to local animal shelters. Friday, November 13, doors at 9 p.m., show at 10 p.m., $15


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Soundboard

Molly MacPherson’s

Music

Scottish Pub & Grill Serving delicious Scottish & American fare for lunch & dinner!

Downtown

TUES: Open Mic 10pm WED: Whiskey Wed. 8pm-12

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Richmond Hill WED: Trivia@8pm

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THURS 11/12: Jason Bible FRI 11/13: The Hypnotics SAT 11/14: BBXF

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Trivia & Games

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Ampersand Karaoke Club One Karaoke Hercules Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke hosted by K-Rawk Wet Willie’s Karaoke

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Feather & Freight Poetry on the River

Jubal Kane THURS. 11/12

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Eric Culberson SAT. 11/14

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Thomas Claxton MON. 11/16

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The Hypnotics @Molly Macpherson’s scottish pub

The Hypnotics dish out the best of ‘60s garage and British invasion to start your weekend with a bang. Friday, november 13 River House Matt Eckstein Rocks on the Roof CC Witt The Foundery Coffee Pub Open Mic Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Solis Duo Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Acoustic Thursday Z2 Live Music

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Savannah Children’s Book Festival

Talking animals, process and big magic with two-time Newbery winner Kate DiCamillo KD: Fourth and fifth graders seem to like Tale of Desperaux and Flora & Ulysses. That’s where I’d like to be, writing novels for that age group. They’re fully-formed but they aren’t cynical yet. It’s the ideal age. The difference between fifth and sixth grade, it’s like a door has slammed shut.

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Ask any fourth grader if they’ve ever heard of Because of Winn-Dixie, and you’ll probably see a pair of eyes light up. The warm, funny story of lonely Opal and her homely mutt has been a runaway hit with the juice box set since it was published in 2000, and it became even more recognizable after it was adapted for the 2005 film starring Jeff Daniels. Author Kate DiCamillo followed up her first published novel with several more instant classics for young readers, including the Tale of Desperaux, a mouse-centric musical adventure that won the coveted Newbery Award in 2003. DiCamillo was recognized with another Newbery in 2013 for the awkward girlmeets-more-awkward-squirrel saga Flora & Ulysses, distinguishing her as only one of six authors to win twice in the award’s 94-year history. This Saturday, Nov. 14, DiCamillo joins a roster of other bestselling kids favorites at the 12th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival sponsored by Live Oak Public Libraries, including Hot Pink author Susan Goldman Rubin, The Red Pencil’s Andrea Davis Pinckney and Nick Bruel of Bad Kitty fame. Held in Forsyth Park, the festival also presents a host of local Lowcountry and Southeastern authors, arts and craft stations, comic book areas, costumed characters and an entire tent devoted to Beatrix Potter. DiCamillo will also appear at the Southwest Chatham branch for a special Q&A session on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6pm. Appointed by the Library of Congress, the current National Ambassador for Young People Literature chatted with Connect from her home in Minneapolis, MN. I’m terribly sorry to admit this, but I haven’t read Flora & Ulysses yet because I went to the library and they were all checked out!

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Kate DiCamillo: That’s not a bad thing! Not at all! It’s popular, and your second Newberry award. What’s your secret?

KD: It’s one of those things where I try not to even think about it because it just makes me nervous [laughs]. My job is to tell the story. If I start thinking about all that big stuff, I get messed up and get attached to 26 that, and what matters is telling the story.

What’s the collaboration process between you and your illustrators? KD: I’m always glad when someone asks that question. I think people think that we’re in the same room together. Not only are we not in the same room, for every one of my books, I haven’t met the illustrator or talked to them until after the book is out in the world. I work with my editor, who works with the design team, and they talk to the illustrator. We’re kind of purposefully kept apart. ‘What matters is telling the story,’ says Kate DiCamillo of the secret to her success.

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Speaking of big stuff, what has been the best part and the biggest responsibility of being the National Ambassador for Young People Literature?

KD: Well, because I work from home and because I live in Minneapolis, I have a treadmill and I do a lot of reading there. It’s a pile … I’ve got David Almond’s YA book The Tightrope Walkers, I’ve got the Best American Short Stories 2015—it is grand— and Maggie O’Farrell’s Instructions for a Heat Wave. I’ve also got Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book on creativity, The Big Magic. This book is just an absolute delight. I would almost go as far as to say that it’s essential for writers, right up there with Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird. I’ve got a new novel that comes out in April, and I’ve already started another one, so I feel like it arrived at the right time.

KD: You’re singing my song, because the responsibility. It was one of the reasons I was so intimidated to accept the whole thing because it felt like such a responsibility to me. It’s a two-year term, and I’m almost at the end, but about six months into it I had a realization that what I’m doing is what I’ve always done, which is going around harassing everybody about reading books. I’ve always been a reader, and I’ve always wanted other people to read. So I settled into the idea that this is what I’m supposed to do: Remind people about the pleasure and privilege of reading. I’ve been all over the country visiting schools, libraries and community centers. And the thing is, everyone’s so worried about the kids not reading—but they are! And they’re not only reading, but the stories matter to them. It’s been so heartening. I heard that you didn’t’ read Charlotte’s Web until you were an adult to avoid the sad parts. How do you balance hard topics and deeper emotions with writing for kids? KD: Those hard topics and deeper emotions get in there almost behind my own back. It goes back to “let me just tell the story.” When I’m done and the book goes out to the world and people start reviewing

it, that’s when I can see there are these deeper themes. Some of the harder or darker stuff, it’s not in there on purpose. So I don’t really think about balancing, as I just think about telling the story as truthfully as I can. Talking animals and their human relationships play a big part in your novels. Is there any kind of animal you’d never consider as a protagonist? [laughs] No, I’ve got so many different animals that I’ve written about—I can’t imagine closing the door on any kind of animal protagonist that showed up and asked to be let in. I would consider them all. You’re very open about your writing process—you write two pages a day, like it or not. Do you really stay faithful to that? Ever write more? KD: I do stay faithful! My bio says I write two pages a day, five days a week, but it’s more complicated than that. When I was still working at a book warehouse, I would work on the stories Monday through Friday. Now, when I’m not traveling, it’s two pages, every day, even on weekends. I’ve found that I’m happier if I’m working on the stories than if I’m not. I will give myself breaks, but generally, I can’t wait to get back to it. Some of your books are for really little kids, like the Mercy Watson series, and others are for an older audience. What’s your favorite age group?

Do you think you’ll ever write for adults? KD: I started out writing short stories for adults, and I think that I’ve found where I’m supposed to be. I’ve also been really fortunate that sometimes adults have found their way to me anyway. cs

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Beatles and Hanna-Barbera animator Ron Campbell makes rare appearance in Savannah By Anna Chandler

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NOV 11-NOV 17, 2015

Get ready to meet a man who has navigated submarines, solved the spookiest of mysteries, pedaled a prehistoric footmobile, and developed wicked schemes to procure jawbreaker candy all with the wave of a pen. Legendary animator Ron Campbell, a primary force behind Yellow Submarine, The Beatles cartoon show, Scooby Doo, Rugrats, and more, is coming to Savannah with pen in hand and stories aplenty, ready to share his experiences and create iconic characters for fans firsthand. Campbell has led a fascinating life bringing some of the world’s most-loved cartoons to life. From his early days working on Beetle Bailey to his final project, Ed, Ron Campbell at work. Ed & Eddy, the native Australian is a shining example of talent and success in the golden age of hand-drawn animation. making of cartoons for American TV— As a child, Campbell dreamt of becomCrazy Cat, Beetle Bailey—TV versions of ing an animator, honing his craft at pop art,” he recounts. Swinburne Art Institute in Melbourne, Producer Al Brodax called in the middle Australia. of the night, inviting Campbell to work on Around 1963, Campbell got a latea television show he’d just sold. night call that would lead to an incredible “It’s The Beatles,” Brodax said. opportunity. 28 “I had already been involved with the While the band had achieved popularity

in the U.K. with the hit “Love Me Do,” it was still relatively early in the legendary band’s career; Campbell had not heard their music. “The scripts were written in New York and the primary contract making the television show was in London through BBC Cartoons,” Campbell shares. “They

designed the characters and Albert sent me a script and a voice track and a music track. At night after we cut the negatives, we shipped them back to him so he could put together the final release, print it, and send it off to ABC in time for transmission.” The show was a hit, running from September 25, 1965 to September 7, 1969. With each episode named after a Beatles song, stories were written based on the lyrics; Campbell’s animations created a visual aid to the hits. With John’s laidback attitude and sarcasm, Paul’s cheerfulness, George’s moodiness and dry humor, and Ringo’s slapsticky buffoonery, the series remains a fascinating cultural touchstone in the Beatles legacy. After The Beatles, Campbell moved to the United States to work for Hanna-Barbera, producing and writing for shows like George of the Jungle, Tom Slick, and Sesame Street. “The first thing I noticed when I arrived in the U.S. was how much more advanced everything was in the production place,” Campbell says. “On the other hand, many other people working in animation were compartmentalized. I had a certain advantage over many of the guys and girls working in animation and film. I knew how to schedule, how to budget—there wasn’t anything I hadn’t already had some considerable experience in. in America, even animators were compartmentalized in what kind of animation they do, so there were some small, unspoken advantages for me there.” He went on to open his own studio, Ron Campbell Films, Inc, right across the street from Hanna-Barbera HQ. With up to 100 people working for him, Campbell even did contract work for Hanna-Barbera, including Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, and literally ran negatives across the road to deliver them. “It was easy to open my own studio because I knew how to do it—I was young and stupid and didn’t anticipate any of the problems!” he chuckles.


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Campbell was in high demand and enjoyed juggling multiple projects. “I did storyboards in the first season of Scooby Doo; at the same time, I was working on Yellow Submarine and George of the Jungle!” he remembers. “I was a busy boy; I had to be, because my beautiful wife was pregnant with our second child.” Campbell’s involvement in the iconic Beatles film arrived in the form of another late-night call from Brodax. “He said, ‘We’ve got problems with Yellow Submarine—can you help?’” Campbell remembers. Working alongside friend and colleague Duane Crowther, Campbell worked on the Sea of Time sequence, the Chief Blue Meanie and Max, and more vital scenes. Brodax would later say Campbell saved the movie; Campbell downplays this praise. “I don’t take any credit for all the things that are really wonderful in that film,” he says. “All I did was animate some of it; I didn’t design it, but it hasn’t been a bad calling card. ‘Hello, I’m Ron Campbell, I animated some of Yellow Submarine!’” Though the innovative film blends live-action sequences, collage, and Peter Max-style trippy, technicolor textures and patterns, Campbell attests that he had no problem switching between styles.

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“Animators don’t have any trouble jumping from one style to another,” he clarifies. “It was in the design of the psychedelic look that was the popular look of the moment. You look at the film now, and you switch right back to ‘60s animation. It was a certain kind of slap animation, but not especially difficult to transition.” Out of his very storied career, Campbell is still most proud of the Peabody and Emmy-winning children’s series Big Blue Marble, which ran from 1974 to 1983. “We went from country to country and had children tell how they lived,” he explains. “A boy living in a tent in Afghanistan would tell us how he got up in the morning, how he lived, then we would make a cartoon of his story. Then we would go to Yemen and do the same thing. We set up clubs for children in America to write someone in another country.” Big Blue Marble had an incredible reach, as it wasn’t syndicated. The series showed in over 100 countries; Campbell and his team’s only stipulation for the show being aired was that no commercials were to be put in the middle. In the ‘80s, Campbell storyboarded The Smurfs and produced, directed, animated, and storyboarded for classics like The Flinstones, The Jetsons, and Captain Caveman. In the 1990s, he began contracting

animation for Disney TV Animation, working on many shows including Darkwing Duck and Winnie the Pooh. In those ten years, he also storyboarded for Rugrats, Rocket Power, and even won Emmys for his storyboarding on Aaahh! Real Monsters and Rugrats. Campbell retired in 2008, exactly 50 years and one month from the day he got his first animation job in Sydney. “I worked on the last show that was not computer generated, Ed, Ed and Eddy, worked on the last scene, and put my pen down, and that was it,” he says. While Campbell is impressed with what computer animation can do, he personally prefers traditional animation. “Some techniques and technology belong to one generation, and different ones belong to another,” he says. “I just didn’t have any interest in it; it had nothing to do with my childhood passions.” “I find computer generated animations can certainly do many wonderful things that hand-drawn could never do,” he credits. “On the other hand, when I look at computer generated animation, it has a coldness to it that the hand-drawn doesn’t.” At the end of Ed, Ed and Eddy, Campbell delved back into a kind of handmade art he hadn’t really worked in since

college—painting. “I decided to follow the example of Chuck Jones, who spent his retirement doing portraits of Bugs Bunny because he directed those shows for Warner Brothers,” he says. “So I decided to paint based on TV cartoon shows I worked with. The next thing I know, I’m traveling around the country!” Campbell loves the timeless quality of the characters he’s animated, finds their appeal is truly cross-generational, and looks forward to sharing his gift with Savannah. “Donald Duck and Scooby Doo are the greatest ambassadors for American culture you can imagine,” he says. “People the world over know these characters and love them. I recently was in Mexico, and there were thousands of people lining up to my show—not because of me, but because of their love of these American icons. American music, American authors, filmmakers, and little funny cartoon characters: they’re all the same thing.” CS

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The Highwaymen: Outsider artists — literally By Kayla Goggin “THE HIGHWAYMEN are probably the most famous artists nobody has ever heard of,” Ron Mosca says. Mosca, a south Florida art collector, first encountered the Highwaymen on the side of the road near Fort Pierce, Florida. The year was 1976 and the group of young African-American men were carrying out the practice that earned them their name: selling $15 oil paintings out of the trunks of their cars. The paintings were of splashy Floridian sunsets, sun-soaked beach waves, palm trees fading like dreams into the dusk – the sort of thing you see on a postcard and file away in your memory under the word “paradise”. The Highwaymen (25 men and one woman) were active from the early 1950’s through the late ‘70s, selling their work on the side of the road, door-to-door, and sometimes outside of gas stations. Segregation and racism prevented them from exhibiting in galleries. Today their work is highly sought-after, sells for tens of thousands of dollars, and is currently exhibited at The Beach Institute through January 2016 as an important piece of African-American history. The works come courtesy of Mosca; over half of his forty-piece collection is on display. The twenty-one paintings at The Beach Institute demonstrate one side of the Highwaymen’s appeal: a remarkable ability to capture the idealized southern landscape. But that’s not enough to have saved them from the obscurity that swallows up so many outsider artists. It’s their unique backstory that truly sets them apart. “They were selling their paintings for food, to live,” Mosca explains. “They

‘Sunset Along Indian River,’ by John Maynor

were working in packing plants and citrus groves around Fort Pierce and Indian River county.” While their mentor, A.E. Backus (a white, classically trained painter) would produce a painting every two or three months, Highwaymen artists like Alfred Hair, Willie Daniels and Sam Newton couldn’t afford to wait that long. They

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adopted an assembly-line strategy and were able to create ten paintings in a day. The artists would nail Upson board (a cheap roofing material that served as a makeshift canvas) to the trees in someone’s yard and set to work together. “One of the artists would do the sky, somebody else might do the water, and another would do the trees,” Mosca says.

Occasionally the painters would compete with one another to see who could paint the fastest. Oil paint would be shared between them to save money on mixing too many colors and frames were quickly fashioned out of leftover crown modeling from building sites. The paintings would then be packed into the trunk of a car—often they were still

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wet—and driven up and down the eastern coast to be sold for no more than fifty dollars each. Despite working the roads of an area notorious for its racial tumult, Mosca says the Highwaymen were always welcomed with open arms. “Their style of painting was something that everybody understood, so they had no problems when they were traveling,” he says. “Even though it was during segregation, I think that people recognized the art. It was something they could associate with.” The group’s serene landscapes speak across generations—their work was rediscovered by Florida curator and art critic Jim Fitch in the ‘90s and has seen a resurgence in popularity since then. There’s even a documentary currently in the works about their story. Perhaps it’s also the sheer prolificacy of the Highwaymen artists that has helped them gain the cultural recognition they’re now receiving. Collectively, the group produced between 100,000 and 300,000 artworks during the thirty-year period in which they were primarily active. In his recent book “Highwaymen: Florida’s AfricanAmerican Landscape Painters”, author Gary Monroe credits them with originating the “postcard image of Florida”, so

‘Everglades Sunset’ by Rodney Demps

ubiquitous was their portrait of the southern landscape. The Florida real estate boom of the 1950s and ‘60s gave the Highwaymen a steady tourist clientele, ready to help

disseminate their vision throughout the United States and Europe. Maybe that’s why you’ll recognize many of the landscapes on display at the Institute as the kind of archetypal scenes familiar to you

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from suburban living room walls and cushy offices. For Darlene Wilson, executive director of The Beach Institute, the appeal of the work is simple: “They capture the pure essence of nature,” she says. Though she recognizes the aesthetic significance of the Highwaymen paintings, it’s their cultural gravity that Wilson believes truly has an impact on the Institute. “This exhibit sheds new light on what this facility has the ability to be,” she says. “It shows people that we can display highquality, classical art by African-American artists.” There are several other remarkable exhibits up at the Institute currently (including a show of works on loan from the Hurn Museum), but none provoke the imagination quite like the Highwaymen do. In any case, I believe Wilson herself offered the best recommendation you’ll get for this show: “Sometimes,” she says, “you just need something nice and beautiful to look at to take you away from reality for a few minutes.” cs

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100 SUNS — ‘100 SUNS’ will feature new large scale works, as well as other small paintings by LEE. There will also be painted apparel from LEE’s clothing line, Safe Collective. Musical guest Cody Polland will DJ the event. Sat., Nov. 14, 7-10 p.m. The Lee O’Neil Gallery, 2217 Bull Street. Old School: The Alchemy of Ruins — Savannah photographer Kathleen Thomas presents a documentary photography exhibition featuring an abandoned schoolhouse in Bulloch County Georgia built in 1935 and its transformation over a period of two years. All images in this body of work were created using a traditional 35mm camera and film. Each photo is framed using moulding of various age and condition. Reception Nov. 14, 2-5pm. Nov. 14-30. Southern Pine Co., 616 E. 35th St. Dining with Jean Claude Roy — Private preview of the exhibition and 5-course dinner with artist, Jean Claude Roy. Seating is limited. $95 per person Thu., Nov. 12. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. Emergent Geographies — Jennifer Moss’ exhibit features mixed media fibers work inspired by the natural world. Jennifer is drawn to the way similar patterns. Reception Nov. 13, 5-8pm. Through Nov. 30. Blick Art Materials, 318 East Broughton St. Flattened Time — The exhibit is comprised of Anah Iqbal, Jonathon Lee Shannon, Jordan Lichtman, and Kayla Beth Fields – these four outstanding emerging contemporary artists are connected by a shared interest in flattened imagery. Each artist has a fresh and unique perspective of our world and successfully translate their revelations and realities through painting, printmaking, and drawing onto canvas and paper. Free Fri., Nov. 13, 6-9 p.m. The Porch, 1400 Bull St. Makers Bazaar at The Guild Hall — Local collection of Makers and Crafters selling their wares and all sorts of handcrafted goodness. Tables can be purchased ahead of time. Tables are $5 for Guild Hall members, and $15 for non-members. FREE to shop. Sun., Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. New Oil Paintings by Jean Claude Roy — Meet the French expressionist colorist painter Jean Claude Roy and enjoy the unveiling of his exhibition “Places that Speak To Me.” Wed., Nov. 11. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. Powers & Powers: Recent Works — Silke and Daniel Powers will exhibit new works as a couple for the very first time. Silke’s vibrant acrylic canvases explore animal motifs while Daniel’s rich watercolors

Kathleen Thomas’s traditional 35mm photography is on display at Southern Pine, with an opening reception this Saturday.

examine the relationship of image and text. Opening is Fri., Nov. 13, 6 – 9 p.m; hours Thurs.-Sun., noon - 5 p.m. Free Saturdays, Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Fri., Nov. 13, 6-9 p.m.. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave. Southern Roots — Southern Roots is a one night “pop up” event celebrating the Deep South - all of its imagery, mythology and contradictions - with new paintings by bmoodyart and Laura W. Adams. Free / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Thu., Nov. 12, 6-8:30 p.m. Kathi Rich Clothing, 2515 Abercorn St. Telfair Art Fair — This popular Southern open air art fair attracts thousands of highend art collectors, tourists, area residents and families and features 85 artists displaying and selling works in various artistic disciplines. In addition to great art, Telfair Square will be filled with live music, vendors and activities for kids. Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 15, 12-4 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Thesis Exhibition — Thalia Scagliola’s thesis exhibition includes video, large-scale and small-scale screen prints. Nov. 13-16. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Underexposed — Mercede Brown showcases her senior exhibition, a photo series featuring the juniors and seniors within the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Savannah State. Sat., Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Work Art Work —Paintings, photographs and drawings by the late artist Jeff Work. While relatively unknown in the American art scene, Jeff’s paintings speak forcefully as a contemporary artistic voice. Nov. 14-Dec. 12. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Continuing Exhibits The Book of Demons and Angels — Drawings by Rob Hessler that depict the creatures of an imagined post-apocalyptic world where our darkest faults and our purest virtues have taken physical form and are battling for control of the planet. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St. CJ Mellor — “Soon everything will be different in Cuba. Call it the world’s last great mistake,” says photographer C.J. Mellor, who shows a photographic journal of Cuba. Through Dec. 2.Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Cuckoo Clocks — Scribble Art Studio presents beautiful cuckoo clocks created by kids of all ages. Free Through Nov. 29. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. 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. Through Dec. 31. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Monet and American Impressionism — The Jepson brings four paintings of French master Claude Monet to Savannah for the first time in the city’s history. Monet galvanized the work of countless artists as a founder of the French art movement Impressionism. Through Jan. 24, 2016. telfair.org/ jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.


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This is the main event of the Savannah Food & Wine Festival, a day-long celebration of regional and local cuisine. Wander the historic grounds taking in literally hundreds of wines, spirits, and Belgian beers. Your ticket gets you unlimited tastings in a souvenir leaded crystal wine glass. Savannah’s best restaurants will be participating with culinary delights available for purchase. You will receive five free food tokens with your ticket to the Taste of Savannah. You will have unlimited access to a wide variety of cooking demonstrations, learning experiences and new venues. Some of the featured restaurants include The Florence, B. Matthew’s, 5 Spot, Pacci, The Public, Soho South, Local 11ten, Wild Wing Café, Alure, The Landings Club, Naan Appetit, Pie Society, Savannah Tech, Rocks on the River, Blowin’ Smoke.

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THE YEARS-LONG effort by the extended arts and rock ‘n’ roll community in Savannah to help Keith Kozel get a kidney transplant is entering a new and critical phase. As of this writing, Kozel—frontman for two legendary Savannah bands, GAM and Superhorse—has found a kidney donor and the transplant surgery is scheduled very soon. “He found someone who is a match, and there’s an appointment to get the transplant surgery,” says Jim Reed, Keith’s old friend, bandmate, and founder/director of the Psychotronic Film Society (PFS). “Our big fundraiser is literally the weekend before he goes into the hospital.” While this is awesome news for Keith and his family and friends, the financial issues don’t go away after the transplant, far from it. Fundraising is needed now more than ever. Immediately after the surgery, and for rest of his life, he’ll be on costly anti-rejection medicine. Not all the costs are covered by insurance. “We’re all very anxious and also we’re excited and extremely touched and grateful that the person donating the kidney is a friend of Keith’s,” Reed says. Last year, Reed and the PFS held a big fundraising screening of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure at the Lucas Theatre. “It was a really big success—at least 400 people showed up. It was great because it was a movie everyone loves that they could bring their kids to,” Reed recalls. And now, as the line goes, for something completely different. The PFS fundraiser for Keith this year comes in the form of a two-night showing of comparatively lesser-known films by Joss Whedon. An opportunity came up to do two nights at the Trustees, in a partnership with SCAD Cinema Circle. “Ever since the PFS started back in late 2003, I’ve wanted to present films in the Trustees. So I’m thrilled that after all this time the perfect opportunity presented itself,” says Reed. “Each of these films is incredibly well made, and well regarded. They’re both rated at more than 90% positive on Rotten Tomatoes. So they’ll appeal not only to a wide range of viewers, from teenagers to seniors, but to SCAD students especially.” Reed is quick to clarify that the event is not sponsored per se by the Savannah Col36 lege of Art and Design, but co-presented by

its Cinema Circle. “Sheila Lynne Bolda, who programs the Savannah Film Festival and SCAD’s Cinema Circle series, will be co-hosting the post-show discussions with me. So folks who may not be familiar with either film don’t have to just take my word for it!” laughs Reed. Reed explains the genesis of the actual Joss Whedon idea. “I always had a list in the back of my mind of about 10 different movie-themed events I’d like to do in town,” he says. “A ton of people know Joss Whedon’s name, but it’s mostly because of the big budget stuff he’s done, like Avengers. But in the sort of extended nerd and geek communities, they’ve known about him for a lot longer than that, with things like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly,” Reed says. “When I talked to the Trustees I basically pulled out this Joss Whedon idea—I had a feeling it would be a good fit,” Reed says. “I pitched it and Trustees people responded in the affirmative.” Psychotronic Film Society exists to throw a spotlight on underappreciated or somehow marginalized films, Reed says.

“So the dilemma is, how does that philosophy work in concert with a venue that has 1100 seats? With Whedon’s name recognition, the idea is to show two movies which in my opinion are kind of like the best-loved but least-known of his films.” Reed describes The Cabin In The Woods as “one of the smartest, most devilishly unpredictable horror movies of the past 30 years.” He says, “I think Serenity is right up there with the original three Star Wars films and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as one of the finest interplanetary scifi action flicks ever made. Both of them deserve to be seen on a huge screen in a beautiful, historic cinema.” One poignant backstory of this event is how it centers on two contemporaries who knew each other, Kozel and Robyn Reeder, the beloved cultural and small business advocate who recently passed away after a long struggle with cancer. “Robyn’s family has said one way to honor Robyn’s life is to make a financial contribution to Keith’s kidney transplant fund, and/or Jason Statts’s medical fund,” says Reed.

Reed says he’s been reaching out via Twitter to Joss Whedon and some of the actors in the films, “trying to get them to ask followers to make direct donations. If only a tiny fraction of the people who follow anyone involved in these movies went to Paypal and donated even two bucks, that would be huge.” Reed clarifies that because of the cost associated with bringing the films town, the proceeds at the door are being split 50/50 between PFS and Kozel’s kidney fund. “But you can donate directly through Paypal to Keith’s fund and 100 percent of that goes straight to him.” cs

Joss Whedon Weekend at the Trustees Theatre

Fri. Nov. 13, 8 pm: Cabin In The Woods Sat. Nov. 14, 8 pm: Serenity Voluntary donations at door both nights. Psychotronic Film Society suggests $10 per person based on normal Trustees prices. All proceeds split between Keith Kozel’s Kidney Transplant Fund (keithneedsakidney.com) and Psychotronic Film Society. Everyone who donates at least $10 at door gets free popcorn.


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// While it might feel like the specter of SPECTRE has been with us throughout all five decades-plus of James Bond’s cinematic exploits, the actuality is that pesky copyright issues prevented this league of extraordinarily evil gentlemen, an international organization headed by one Ernst Stavro Blofeld, from appearing in any of the James Bond films since that initial 10-year stretch when Sean Connery essayed the role (though there is that clever opening from the 1981 Roger Moore entry For Your Eyes Only, where a nameless bald villain in a wheelchair gets unceremoniously dumped down a chimney). But agreements have been reached, papers have been signed, money has switched hands, and now the outfit (whose acronym stands for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) finds itself back for active duty in SPECTRE, the 24th film in the established 007 canon—and, alas, the first Daniel Craig outing to qualify as a disappointment. The pre-credits sequence, set in Mexico City during the Day of the Dead celebrations, gets the movie off to an exciting start. Bond’s brief time south of the border finds him foiling a stadium explosion, wrestling with a villain for control of a spiraling helicopter, and locating the clues necessary to continue his globetrotting— and, it should be noted, completely unsanctioned—mission that remains a secret from M (Ralph Fiennes) and all other special branch operatives with the eventual exceptions of Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris)

and Q (Ben Whishaw). Bond’s sleuthing ultimately uncovers a criminal network whose leader, Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz), sports some interesting ties to his own past. Craig’s previous Bond pictures—the superb Casino Royale, the criminally underrated Quantum of Solace and the supremely satisfying Skyfall—were all of a piece, with plot elements carrying over into each subsequent film and the movies working beautifully as a self-contained trilogy. The decision to shoehorn SPECTRE into that narrative proves to be a disastrous one, as a perfectly engaging 120 or so minutes is then run into the ground for a wince-inducing final half-hour of unfortunate developments. The link between Oberhauser and Bond’s past is moronic in the extreme— the overreach and the absurdity of the relationship brings to mind MAD’s spoof of the Star Wars saga, where it was revealed that not only was Darth Vader Luke’s father and Leia his twin sister, but C-3PO was his twin brother, Chewbacca his dog and R2-D2 the family’s Hoover vacuum cleaner. Yes, the big reveal is that ludicrous. SPECTRE still has time to right itself, but the subsequent set-pieces are alternately jumbled, silly and tiresome, with the final bang coming off as a pale whimper to that excellent opening. It’s too bad, because what SPECTRE provides during its initial two hours is sound—and potent enough to still earn this a modest recommendation. The subtle references to past franchise entries are pleasant, and the strain of sly humor frequently found in the

series is present here. The great cinematographer Roger Deakins doesn’t return following his Oscar-nominated stint on Skyfall, but the picture’s nevertheless in excellent hands, with ace DP Hoyte Van Hoytema (Her, Interstellar) nailing every visual beat (there’s a wide tracking shot during the opening scene that’s staggering to behold). And while Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista (as the brutish henchman Hinx) is the only cast newcomer to make an impression—Waltz is shockingly bland as the Bond master villain, nowhere near as menacing as Inglourious Basterds’ grinning Nazi, while Lea Seydoux is the dullest Bond woman in a long time—repeat performers like Harris, Whishaw and Jesper Christensen (as the elusive Mr. White) continue to register strongly. As for Craig, he’s still the best Bond since Connery, though it’s uncertain how much longer he’ll remain with the franchise. He certainly needs to hang around for at least one more picture, as it would be unfortunate if his swan song turned out to be an entry that, while overall enjoyable, doesn’t quite capture the spirit of the series’ all-time highs.

OUR BRAND IS CRISIS

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Bullock playing James Carville. Her character, “Calamity” Jane Bodine, is a political strategist with a rocky resume, but she’s nevertheless up to the challenge of trumpeting a candidate (played by Portuguese actor Joaquim de Almeida of Desperado and Fast Five) who trails in the polls by 28 points, even if the frontrunner is being handled by her sworn enemy, a slick operator with a Cheshire cat grin and the moniker Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton). Perhaps mindful that he’s working under David Gordon Green, the man who directed Your Highness and The Sitter, scripter Peter Straughan packs the proceedings with numerous moronic interludes, the sort more at home in a broad Will Ferrell comedy than an ostensibly hard-hitting political drama. Even worse than the frat house humor, though, is the naivety that’s often displayed in this type of picture, where seasoned vets are shocked—shocked, I tell you!—to learn that politicians are crooks and liars (see also Green Zone). Ultimately, the movie’s brand isn’t crisis as much as it’s absurdity.

STEVE JOBS

/// As a hardcore movie guy—someone who spends more hours awake in a darkened theater than asleep in a darkened bedroom (well, it feels that way sometimes)—it’s not often I suggest a property should have been sent to the boob tube rather than the big screen. But in the case of Steve Jobs—or at least based on how it’s structured here—this project seems like an HBO miniseries waiting to happen. As it stands, this movie from the dream duo of director Danny Boyle (Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire) and

writer Aaron Sorkin (Oscar for The Social Network) is consistently entertaining yet feels strangely incomplete. Cannily structured like a three-act play (should we expect Jobs!: The Musical on Broadway by decade’s end?), it looks in on Apple cofounder Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) right before the launches of three defining innovations: the Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT Box (aka The Cube) in 1988 and the iMac in 1998. At each event, with the clock ticking down until the unveiling, he discusses his professional and personal concerns with his friend, associate and conscience Joanna Hoffman (Kate Winslet), bickers with his former girlfriend Chrisann Brennan (Katherine Waterston) about money and about their daughter Lisa, and alternately assuages, antagonizes and alienates key Apple figures Steve Wozniak (Seth Rogen), John Sculley (Jeff Daniels) and Andy Hertzfeld (Michael Stuhlbarg). The film’s insular settings prove to be Sorkin’s brightest idea but also the film’s biggest drawback. Jobs (who died of cancer in 2011, at the age of 56) is presented here as a tireless workaholic, a shrewd businessman and, chiefly, a grandstanding showman perpetually poised with the next pitch. The script’s emphasis on the three launches and how they ultimately all tie together is a logical approach, and, thanks to Sorkin’s typically zesty dialogue, it’s a treat examining and understanding the politics driving each character. But the movie also reveals Jobs to be a largely unpleasant man, a Machiavellian figure with few loyalties, and the context isn’t expansive enough to paint a thorough picture. Ultimately, Steve Jobs feels like the middle episodes of a six-part miniseries. With a 360-minute run time on the

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/ Jem and the Holograms runs a punishing 118 minutes—that’s the equivalent of watching Rebecca Black’s music video for “Friday” 31 times in a row. Forced to choose at gunpoint, I think I would rather place my chip on Black and let it ride. In the end, the movie is an adaptation of the cartoon about as much as Steven Spielberg’s Jaws was an adaptation of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. The series was about music company owner Jerrica Benton and how she used a computer known as Synergy to project holographic disguises around herself and thus perform incognito as a pop-rock star known as Jem. A production of the same outfit behind the G.I. Joe and Transformers toons, Jem and the Holograms, created by Christy Marx, was largely popular because it provided a strong female character—a CEO, no less!—who succeeded on her own terms. Tellingly, Marx had no involvement whatsoever with the decisions behind the new live-action film, and apparently neither did anyone who had ever seen even a single episode of the show. So away from the show and as a motion picture in its own right, how is Jem and the Holograms? In a word: Awful. In this interpretation, Jerrica (Aubrey Peeples, alternating between Zooey Deschanel and Kristen Stewart impersonations) is not a powerful and confident boss but rather a fragile and shy teenager living with her biological sister Kimber (Stefanie Scott), her adoptive sisters Shana (Aurora Perrineau) and Aja (Hayley Kiyoko), and her Aunt Bailey (Molly Ringwald). They’re about to lose their house to foreclosure, but before 99 Homes’ Michael Shannon can show up on their doorstep to claim possession, Kimber decides to upload to YouTube a video of Jerrica mumbling a song she wrote. This sort of stuff finds its way onto the Internet about every 1.4 seconds and is viewed on average by 12 people, but Jerrica’s song strikes such a chord across the nation that it’s viewed by millions and “Liked” by thousands (and “Disliked” by only five people! LOL, as the kids say). The fervor catches the attention of Starlight Music head Erica Raymond (Juliette Lewis), who nabs Jerrica (and her siblings as backup) but insists that her true identity remain a secret. Thrust into the spotlight, Jerrica becomes a star under her alter ego of Jem, but soon she’s worried that “the real 40 me” will get overshadowed by her stage

persona. In other words, Hollywood has made yet another banal drama about the price of fame, this one more dreary than most. In the process, it also pushes the message that education, hard work and perseverance are for suckers and the best way to make it big is to randomly post something on the Internet and pray that everyone adores it to the point that it will make you millions. In the immortal words of the parole board chairman in Raising Arizona: “OK then.” There are holograms, but not the imaginative sort seen in the series, the ones that provided Jem with all manner of disguises. Here, the disguises are basically colorful wigs and lots of makeup, requiring no more thought or imagination than a visit to a Salvation Army clothes rack. Instead, the holograms come into play when the little robot Synergy—yes, this movie has a robot—projects old footage of the pre-teen Jerrica (Isabella Kay Rice) and her late father (Barnaby Carpenter). Synergy likes to dance and even does a few double takes, making it perhaps the most annoying celluloid robot since that infernal Bubo in 1981’s Clash of the Titans or that insufferable Twiki from TV’s late70s show Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. In a film packed with creatively bankrupt ideas, Synergy might be the worst of all.

CRIMSON PEAK

// Until the arrival of writer-director Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak on the cinema scene, I don’t believe I have ever seen a supernatural flick in which the ghosts are wholly insignificant and absolutely irrelevant. In fact, take all of the spirits out of the picture and it doesn’t change the primary plot one iota. The obvious conclusion is that Del Toro included the apparitions either because he has a reputation as a monster maker to uphold or he simply likes dabbling in CGI. Then there’s the third option, that he knew he had a feeble script on his hands and hoped to steer attention away from it via costly window dressing. Co-scripting with Matthew Robbins (they also collaborated on 1997’s exciting Mimic), Del Toro has crafted a movie that will likely only appeal to modern moviegoers thoroughly unfamiliar with Jane Eyre or Henry James or Bluebeard or Daphne du Maurier or, heck, even The Silence of the Lambs. Mia Wasikowska, who once played Jane Eyre opposite Michael Fassbender’s Rochester, here essays the role of Edith Cushing, an aspiring novelist living in turn-of-the-20th-century Buffalo with her protective father (an excellent Jim Beaver). Edith is visited by the ghost of her mother, who warns her to “Beware of Crimson Peak!” (Wasikowska should have heeded this advice when first presented

with the script, but I digress.) Edith can make no sense of the spectral suggestion, so she proceeds with her life, which, following the lead of any young protagonist in a bildungsroman, finds her leaving home for lands unknown. In her case, she tosses aside a colorless suitor (colorless Charlie Hunnam) for a mysterious Brit named Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston), marries this haunted man, and moves to his family home in England, where the couple will share quarters with his perpetually brooding sister Lucille (Jessica Chastain). But almost immediately upon arriving at this dilapidated, isolated estate—a house that oozes red clay from almost every orifice—Emily is exposed to all manner of inexplicable sights and sounds. Del Toro clearly means for Crimson Peak to register as a throwback to classic films steeped in Gothic ambience, but he piles on the artifice to such an excessive degree that the entire project suffers from overbearing overkill. This is particularly noticeable in the effects work, with gore sequences that are surprisingly unconvincing and a maternal apparition that suggests Del Toro and Chastain took turns swiping footage off the set of their previous collaboration, 2013’s Mama. With the majority of its twists easy to deduce and the rest telegraphed far ahead of time, the picture isn’t at all scary or suspenseful, but it also isn’t remotely atmospheric, a shock considering the elegance of the costume design by Kate Hawley (Edge of Tomorrow) and the richness of the production design by Thomas E. Sanders (Bram Stoker’s Dracula).

BRIDGE OF SPIES

//1 The Cold War is now history, and Bridge of Spies is here to serve as the celluloid equivalent of a history book. It’s a measured, tasteful, respectful movie, the sort to which you take your grandparents when a scary Sicario or a messy Black Mass simply won’t do. It’s a classy, highbrow, important picture, the sort designed to nab Oscar nominations by the fistful. It’s also Steven Spielberg continuing his march toward the status of elder statesman of the American cinema, building on the legacy of his previous two pictures, War Horse and Lincoln, and leaving behind everything that once gave his films their vitality and their juice. Tom Hanks is typically solid in the central role, even if he’s playing a character who isn’t given much in the way of identifying traits beyond his decency. He’s James Donovan, a real-life lawyer who was tapped to handle the exchange of captured Russian spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) for American pilot Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell. With the swap set to be held in Berlin, Donovan also jockeys for

the release of American student Frederic Pryor (Will Rogers), who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Bridge of Spies is a fine movie, but there’s little fire in its belly. That’s even more shocking considering the script was cowritten (along with Matt Charman) by Joel and Ethan Coen, who have never met a genre they couldn’t goose.

GOOSEBUMPS

//1 Goosebumps stars Jack Black as R.L. Stine, the author of the incredibly popular series of spooky books for young readers. Much like the character of “Peter Falk” (played by Peter Falk) in Wings of Desire and the character of “John Malkovich” (played by Malkovich) in Being John Malkovich, this “R.L. Stine” is a fictionalized version of the writer, here presented (through Black’s amusing portrayal) as a persnickety sort who reveals to a couple of neighborhood kids (Dylan Minnette and Ryan Lee) that the monsters he created in his bestsellers are actually alive and kept safely locked away in the original manuscripts of the books. Of course, said monsters escape from their printed-page prisons, meaning the streets of Madison, Delaware, are soon being invaded by a werewolf, a blob, an invisible boy, a giant praying mantis, and various other creatures of the night. It’s a clever premise for a movie, but the creativity can’t begin and end with the high-concept hook. Luckily, Goosebumps takes its offbeat idea further, and while it could stand to subtract a couple of annoying characters (Lee’s whining Champ, Jillian Bell’s man-hungry Aunt Lorraine) and add a few late-inning twists, it’s still above-average entertainment for children and adequate for parents.

THE MARTIAN

ooo Matt Damon plays the title character— not a Martian per se, but an Earthling stranded on the planet after his team mistakenly believes him to have been killed. While his fellow astronauts 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. 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. CS


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Activism & Politics

13th Colony Patriots Conservative political activists that meet the 13th of each month. Dedicated to preserving the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. See Facebook page for meeting location. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-604-4048. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Georgia Department of Transportation Meeting The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) holds a public meeting for a proposed project for US 80/Tybee Road, including bridges at Lazaretto Creek and Bull River, to address various safety improvements as well as bicycle/pedestrian connections. Tue., Nov. 17, 4-6 p.m. Tybee Island City Hall, 403 Butler 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. Using the Law to Protect Georgia’s Coast: Pipelines, Offshore Drilling, LNG and Climate Change Center for a Sustainable Coast presents “Using the Law to Protect Georgia’s Coast: Pipelines, Offshore Drilling, LNG and Climate Change” by invited Guest Speaker Jessica Wentz, Associate Director Sabin Center for Climate Change Law Columbia University School of Law Presentation & Reception. Seating is Limited. Make your reservations now at susdev@gate.net OR 912.506.5088 $20 suggested contribution in lieu of admission fee DONATION Fri., Nov. 13, 5-7 p.m. 912-506-5088. susdev@gate.net. sustainablecoast.org/. The Pirates’ House, 20 East Broad Street. Young Democrats Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Auditions and Calls for Entries

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

Savannah Flamingo Fest

Savannah’s artist community has come together to raise funds in support of Jinhi Soucy Rand and Muse Arts Warehouse as we give cancer the middle finger. Over 40 local artists have been given a classic plastic lawn flamingo as a canvas. The flamingos will be auctioned off by Jim Reed. DJ Doc Ock will spin the feel good music. Come have a great time for a great cause! No cover charge, any and all donations welcomed. Sun., Nov. 15, 2-7 p.m. SavannahFlamingoFest@gmail.com. https:// facebook.com/SavannahFlamingoFest/. musesavannah.org/. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Call for Jewelry and Sculpture Artists The gallery is now seeking innovative emerging and mid career artists specializing in jewelry-making and sculpture. 2 tracks are available: Full Time Artist & Visiting Artist. Submit 5 images of your recent work, CV, Artist Statement and link to website to info@kobogallery.com. Deadline for submission is December 15th, 2015. Through Dec. 15. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,. Call for Participants in PTSD Study Are you a recent combat veteran experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may

be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none. Call for Performers, Vendors and Volunteers for Savannah Asian Cultural Festival The Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, which will take place April 15-16, 2016 at Armstrong State University, is currently seeking live performers, Cultural Marketplace vendors and event volunteers. There is no cost for performers to participate. All vendors must be

consistent with the theme of the festival. The cost for vendors is $85 per booth. The festival’s Cultural Marketplace will offer the opportunity to learn more about each country and discover the traditional arts, crafts, fashions and treasures unique to each nation. From Ming-shared jewelry to calligraphy sets, original paintings, handbeaded clothing, Asian accessories and henna body painting, an entire continent’s worth of treasures can be found at the festival. If you would like to participate as a performer, vendor or volunteer at the 2016 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, please contact James Anderson at james. anderson@armstrong.edu or (912) 3443224. Through April 15, 2016. about. armstrong.edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 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.

Benefits

8th Annual Dancing with the Savannah Stars This finale event features eight Savannah Stars dancing to provide hope and make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in Chatham County. Over several weeks, our Savannah Stars fundraise to meet our local program’s needs and train in the art of ballroom dance. Come support them as they dance the night away for a cause! Awards for Top Fundraiser, Best Female Dancer, and Best Male Dancer will be presented. Hosted by Sonny Dixon of WTOC. Visit www.dancingwithsavannahstars.org to learn more about this unique fundraiser to benefit the children of Savannah/Chatham CASA. Tickets are $45 general admission, and $115 VIP. A $1 per ticket Historic Preservation Fee will be added for all tickets purchased. Thu., Nov. 12, 7-9 p.m. 912525-5050. lucastheatre.com/schedule/8thannual-dancing-with-the-savannah-stars/. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Beer & Wisdom Trivia Night Please join MedBank at the Inaugural Beer & Wisdom Trivia Night Fundraiser. PubStar Trivia will begin at 6:15, so get together with your smartest friends who know a little about a lot. Entry fee includes a tour

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of Southbound Brewery and a pint glass to sample their best brews. Enjoy pubstyle snacks and musical guest Roll On Rodney. Tickets are $25, and all proceeds benefit MedBank Foundation, Inc. 21+. $25 per person Thu., Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m. 912-356-2898. info@medbank.org. https:// facebook.com/events/965609490168576/. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Chatham Jewelers’ Food For Thought Drive Show your thankfulness by help feeding those in need in our community. Help us bring joy to families. Every donation will count. We will collect food items from November 2nd - November 23rd. Kindly drop off unopened/non-perishable items to Chatham Jewelers in the drop box at: 1 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Savannah, Ga 31406 ALL items will be donated to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. Suggested Food Items: Baby Food/Formula, Canned meats, Canned Vegetables/ Fruits, Peanut Butter/ Jelly, Canned or Dry Beans, Canned or Boxed Meals, and Canned Soups. 0.00 Through Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 912712-3912. chathamjeweler@gmail.com. chathamjewelers.cash. Chatham Jewelers, 1 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Cupid’s Arrow Golf Classic The eleventh annual Cupid’s Arrow Golf Classic begins at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. All proceeds benefit the John A. (Jack) Kolbush Memorial Fund at the Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Participants enjoy a box lunch, post tournament reception featuring an awards ceremony, and musical entertainment by Jordon Ross. $150 per player Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m. Oldfield Plantation, 10 Oldfield Way. $5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds are donated to a different charity each month. This is a regular Bikram Yoga class. ongoing. 912.356.8280. bikramyogasavannah.com. Last Alarm Benefit for Fallen Firefighters Come sip some craft brews for a cause as we raise funds for IAFFL-574’s Fallen Firefighters. We will be tapping Light My Fire, a special red ale brewed with the firefighters of IAFFL-574, and grooving to the tunes of Outlaw Gypsy. Old Town Trolley will be running round trip shuttles to the brewery from City Market so y’all can keep the party rockin’ at The Rail Pub’s after party with special guests, Info for a Penny. Your ticket gets you brew samples throughout the event and proceeds go to support these amazing heroes in our community! $20 in advance Sat., Nov. 14, 4-7 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco.com. https:// facebook.com/events/910442025715761/. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Savannah Flamingo Fest Savannah’s artist community has come together to raise funds in support of Jinhi Soucy Rand and Muse Arts Warehouse 42 as we give cancer the middle finger. Over

Savannah Swing Cats

Swing Dancing. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. 40 local artists have been given a classic plastic lawn flamingo as a canvas. The flamingos will be auctioned off by Jim Reed. DJ Doc Ock will spin the feel good music. Come have a great time for a great cause! No cover charge, any and all donations welcomed. Sun., Nov. 15, 2-7 p.m. SavannahFlamingoFest@gmail.com. https:// facebook.com/SavannahFlamingoFest/. musesavannah.org/. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@ savannahga.gov.

Classes, Camps & Workshops

Advance Directives workshop Join social worker Sarah Copeland as she helps you complete the paperwork to make your wishes known when you are too ill or too injured to speak on your own behalf. Easy-to-follow guidelines and complementary booklets provided. Do the loving thing for your family now. none third Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912.629.1045. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. 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 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 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. Building and Leading HighPerformance Teams Explores various aspects of teams, including: team dynamics, the team life cycle, employee-motivation models, conflict-resolution models, and the power of celebrating team and individual successes. During the workshop, students gain hands-on experience through practice sessions and a team-based simulation. Upon completion of the workshop, students understand why some teams are successful and others aren’t, and know how to identify and leverage each team member’s interests, strengths and experience to support overall performance. Cost: $895. https://pe.gatech. edu/courses/leading-well-building-andleading-high-performing-teams $895 Wed., Nov. 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. https://pe.gatech. edu/courses/leading-well-building-andleading-high-performing-teams. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Cake Baking & Cake Decorating We educate children on the tools & techniques to properly bake and decorate cakes, such as birthday cakes, and wedding cakes. The children have fun learning, make new friends, and leave feeling a sense of accomplishment. Great for Mommy & Daughter dates, Birthday Parties, and Educational Workshops. $20 Saturdays, 12-3 p.m.. 912-826-3976. rinconsweets@ gmail.com. thecakemixacademy.com/kid-sclasses.html. The Cake Mix Academy, 5936 Georgia 21. Cake Decorating Classes for Children Educate children on the tools & techniques to properly bake and decorate cakes, such as birthday cakes, and wedding cakes. The children have fun learning, make


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new friends, and leave feeling a sense of accomplishment. Great for Mommy & Daughter dates, Birthday Parties, and Educational Workshops. $20 Wednesdays, 5-7:30 p.m.. 912-826-3976. rinconsweets@ gmail.com. thecakemixacademy.com/kid-sclasses.html. The Cake Mix Academy, 5936 Georgia 21. 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. Couple’s Toolbox for Labor and Delivery Our two-hour prenatal yoga workshops are specially designed for moms-to-be and their labor partners. Workshop participants will get hands-on practice with providing pre-delivery comfort: breathing, massage, positioning, pressure points and more. Ann Carroll, is a Certified Labor Doula, Certified HypnoBirthing Teacher, and registered E-500 Registered Yoga Teacher with a special designation for prenatal/pregnancy yoga. She is honored to guide women during this empowered time of their life. $120 (through 8/7); $130 (after 8/7) Sat., Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m. 912-232-2994. info@ savannahyoga.com. https://facebook.com/ events/988740344491789/. savannahyoga. com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. 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. Online, 2222 Sedwick Drive. 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. 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. Law Seminar: Managing Employee Leave, Including FMLA, ADA & Workers Comp New interpretations and decisions on the FMLA, ADA & Workers Comp laws require HR to stay constantly updated on employeeleave issues. Participants learn when and how to apply unpaid leave, accommodate injured workers with re-assignment, approve medical leave requests, and implement missed-work policies. In addition, various federal and state laws provide for employee leave or job protections for military service, jury duty, and voting, among other situations. Is your company in compliance? Instructor: Shawn Kachmar, attorney $59.00 per person per session / Corporate (4+ per firm) Fee: $55 per person per session Tue., Nov. 17, 6-7:30 p.m. 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern.edu. academics. georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/ professionaldevelopment/lawseminars/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Leadership Skills for the FrontLine Manager Through this 8-week course, faculty from the University’s management, marketing and law fields provide hands-on training in core supervisory/managerial skills, devoting each

4-hour session to a single topic. Offered several times a year since 2000, this course also serves individuals who have been in a leadership role for a longer period but want additional knowledge and practical skills to improve their style or learn how to handle personnel issues. $750.00 per person / $800.00 after 8/26/15; Corporate Fee: $675.00 per person (4+ from the same firm) / $725.00 after 8/26/15 Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern.edu. academics. georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/ professionaldevelopment/leadershipskills/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Live Music Vinyasa Class This all levels class includes a moderate paced vinyasa practice with a longer restorative portion and an extended savasana. The studio will be aglow in candlelight and will be sure to be the highlight of your week! This is a beginners friendly class. $20 earlybird/$25 at the door $15 for monthly members or 2 class passes from your 5 & 10 class packs Thu., Nov. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-232-2994. info@ savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com/ workshops. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Music Instruction Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering instruction by professional musicians. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums and guitar. All ages welcome. ongoing. 912-358-0054. georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels in Guitar (electric, acoustic,classical), Piano, Bass, Voice, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory/Composition/Songwriting. 609 69th Street, Savannah GA. ongoing. 912398-8828. smisavannah@gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. Photography Classes Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. Photoshop Basics Class This class will show you how to use the different tools, layers and filters of

Adobe Photoshop CS/CC for improving your photographs. Learn how images are edited and step-by-step instructions, which can then be applied to your own images. Adaptations for Photoshop Elements are included. PREREQUISITES: A basic understanding of computers, digital files and photo editing. $100.00 per person Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern.edu. academics. georgiasouthern.edu/ce/programs/ personaldevelopment/digitalphotography/. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. 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. Qigong Class A six week Qigong class. Simple Qigong forms, breathing exercises, and standing and walking meditations will be practiced in this class. Each week will focus on a different organ, the corresponding internal energy exercises, self massage and sounds to clear stagnant and toxic energy from that organ to promote health, vitality and longevity. The Longevity Qigong form, a simple set of ten exercises to improve the flow of Qi throughout the body, calming the mind, will be practiced. 6 classes @ $60. or $15. per drop in class Thu., Nov. 12, 6:307:30 p.m. 912-484-0675. nszychowski@ gmail.com. branchesyoga.com. Branches Yoga Center, 242St.4 Drayton. 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. 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.

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Clubs & Organizations

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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. Coastal Bead Society Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Historic Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. honorflightsavannah.org. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month 44 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. Historical Marker Ceremony The Rotary Club of Savannah announces plans to unveil an historical marker in honor of their founder, John Sherer Banks, on Monday, November 16 at 2:15 p.m. in Bonaventure Cemetary (Section A Lot 5). The dedication date is timed to recognize the 100th anniversary of Banks’ untimely death on November 21, 1915. Mon., Nov. 16, 2:15-3:15 p.m. savannahga.gov/ cityweb/cemeteriesweb.nsf/cemeteries/ bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. 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, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. 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.

Concerts

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: Kevin O. Jeter The Coastal Jazz Association presents Derek O. Jeter supported by Eric Jones, Mitch Hennes, Howard Paul and Billy Hoffman. $20, free for CJA members Sun., Nov. 15, 5-7 p.m. johnnyharris.com/. Johnny Harris Restaurant, 1651 East Victory Dr. Concert: Nicole Brancato Trinity celebrates its new grand piano in the sanctuary with a recital by Nicole Brancato, who will perform the works of Debussy, Bartok and Ginastera. $10 suggested donation Sun., Nov. 15, 3 p.m. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Concert: Night at the Opera The Savannah Children’s Choir presents Night at the Opera, featuring the “greatest hits” of opera presented by the new faces of the opera world. All proceeds benefit the SCC’s Travel Scholarship fund. Ticket holders may also participate in a 6:30 p.m. pre-concert artists’ talk. $75 reserved, $20-$25 adult general admission Sat., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Concert: Reno and Harrell Reno and Harrell is a bluegrass band working out of Nashville Tennessee. They are being called “Sons of the Legends” Don Wayne and Dale Reno are kids of the banjo great Don Reno. Mitch Harrell is the son of Bill Harrell. Playing traditional bluegrass. $20 plus tax Fri., Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. randywoodguitars.com. Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80.

Conferences

One Night With The King Weekend Conference & Spiritual Retreat Embrace God’s call on your life. Join us November 12th – 15th and prepare to enter into a greater and deeper intimacy with God than ever before. $50 Thu., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. 912-257-6248. info@ onenightwiththekingconference.com. https://event.attendstar.com/event/show/ one-night-with-the-king/. Embassy Suites Savannah Airport, 145 West Mulberry Blvd.

Dance

Adult Ballet Class Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-8745. Adult Ballet Toning Always wanted the body of a ballerina? Well.. YOU CAN! Our class is designed to stretch, tone, and enhance your body to become healthier than ever. Join us and check out the calendar for dates to enroll. (this is apart of our fitness package of 10 classes for $80) $10.00 Mondays, 5 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson


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Memorial Drive. 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 Wednesdays, 7 p.m. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Lessons Sundays 1:303;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. 912-9257416. 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. Basic Shag Lessons Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Beginner’s Belly Dance Classes Learn basic moves and choreography with local Belly Dancer, Nicole Edge. Class is open to all ages and skill levels. Walk-ins welcome. 15.00 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. 912-596-0889. edgebelly@gmail.com. edgebellydance.com. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Beginners Belly Dance Classes Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. cairoonthecoast.com. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle For those with little-to-no dance background. Instructor is formally trained, has performed for over ten years. $15/person. Tues. 7pm8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. info@cybelle3.com. cybelle3.com. C.C. Express Dance Team Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap

dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Dance for Peace A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. xavris21@yahoo.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Dance Lessons (Salsa, Bachata) Learn to dance Salsa & Bachata. For info, call Austin (912-704-8726) or Omar (Spanish - 787-710-6721). Thursdays. 912-704-8726. salsa@salsasavannah.com. salsasavannah. com. 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 Hip Hop and Jazz Mondays, 6 p.m. salondebailedancestudio. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. 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 Created by world renowned dancer and

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.

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 Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Line Dancing Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. ongoing. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Dance classes - hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-2728329. Modern Dance Class Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah Tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm-6pm

and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. Tuesdays.. salsasavannah.com. Salsa Night Come and shake it to the best latin grooves and bachata the night away in Pooler where it’s cooler. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. 912988-1052. medi.tavern314@gmail.com. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Savannah Shag Club Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Sizzle: Dance and Cardio A class designed to maintain that summer body by dancing and having fun. Incorporates dance and cardio to fun, spicy songs. $10 drop in or 10 classes for $80 Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912312-3549. reservetodance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

Events

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. Arts and Craft Fair Over 14 vendors, local art and local food. Sun., Nov. 15, 1-5 p.m. The Wyld Dock Bar, 2740 Livingston Ave. PICKArty Party The popular opening preview party features music, food and beverages, and gives Arty Party Patrons and guests a first look at the artists’ work before Art Fair opens to the general public. $175 Fri., Nov. 13. telfair.org/ jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York 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

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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. PICKBeer 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. Before the Storm Step back in time to 1864, a time when Georgia was in great peril. This program features soldiers preparing for the invading armies of General Sherman, who attacked the fort on December 13, 1864. They will be firing their muskets and the cannon throughout the weekend. Walk among the soldiers as they go about their preparations and drills. Regular fort admission Sat., Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 15, 9 a.m.noon. gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. PICKA Celebration of Peace A Celebration of Peace. Join Veterans For Peace and members of Savannah’s spiritual community as we express the original meaning of Nov. 11, the anniversary of the Armistice that ended the War to End All Wars. Bring bells, chimes, gongs. Gratitude Circle at noon. Free Wed., Nov. 11, 10:45 a.m.-noon. 303-550-1158. spexx@mac.com. Warren Square, Habersham and East St. Julian Streets. City Council Meeting Every other Thursday, 2 p.m. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. Coastal Empire Fair Monday - Friday 5:30pm - 10:30pm Saturday Gate 11am - 10:30pm Sunday Gate 12 noon - 9:30pm $10 Through Nov. 15. coastalempirefair.com. coastalempirefair. com. Coastal Empire Fairgrounds, 4801 Meding St. Common 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. Free Admission Day Explore the fun and history of Fort Pulaski for free. Wed., Nov. 11. 912-786-5787 ext. 114. Fort Pulaski, US Highway 80 E. Free Family Day: Art Fair and Monet Take time to enjoy the annual Telfair Art Fair and apply a bit of your own creativity. Make paper water lilies, try plein air painting, explore the color wheel, learn how to mix color and more! Free Sat., Nov. 14, 1-4 p.m. telfair.org/learn/freefamilydays/. Telfair 46 Square, President and Barnard streets.

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. Lecture: The Iran Nuclear Deal President Obama has concluded an agreement with Iran intended to restrain their ability to develop a nuclear capability in exchange for a lifting of economic sanctions against them. Is the Senate going to approve this agreement? The Savannah Council on World Affairs presents William Tobey in this lecture. Thu., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Mexican Consulate Visit The Mobile Consulate (out of Atlanta) for citizens of Mexico will be visiting the Savannah Goodwill Job Connection Center to renew ID cards, passports or take care of other official business with the consulate. Times are by appointment; make appointment by calling 877-6394835 in advance. Nov. 16-20. Goodwill Job Connection Center, 7220 Sallie Mood Drive. The Olde Pink House Cooking Classes Come enjoy a cooking class and help raise funds for the Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. One of Pink House’s expert chefs will conduct the culinary course from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 125 Sat., Nov. 14, 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. 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 Arts PianoFest 2015

The inaugural season of Savannah Arts PianoFest presents “Music of the Romantics and the Romantically Inspired.” Featuring guest artist Dr. Benjamin Warsaw and the piano majors of Savannah Arts Academy. Event includes: 1-2:30 Masterclass; 3:304:15 Guest Artist Recital; 7pm SAA Student Recital. $10 Suggested Donation Tue., Nov. 17, 1-9 p.m. 912-395-5000. kelli.horton@ sccpss.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President 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. Science on Tap: Biomechanical Engineering Advances for the 21st Century Dr. Cameron Coates, Armstrong professor and Engineering Studies Program Director, will track how close we now are to moving from science fiction to reality in biomechanical engineering. He will examine key biomechanical advances that are expected to radically alter our current way of life. Wed., Nov. 11, 6 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. Southbound Brewery Saturday Tours and Tastes Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Southbridge Women’s Club Holiday Boutique The Southbridge Women’s Club Holiday Boutique will offer a great opportunity to launch your holiday gift shopping. Great gifts for children, friends, teachers and hostesses will be available to help reduce that gift list! There are approximately 20 SWC members who will be selling a wide variety of crafts, art pieces and a delightful selection of pastries and sweets. There will be American doll clothes, jewelry, children’s clothing and quilts, handmade and painted cards, knitted items, wood crafted items, garden items, dog treats, stockings and wine bags, photography and art along with offerings from a pastry chef. Sun., Nov. 15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. southbridgegolfclub.com/. Southbridge Golf Club, 415 Southbridge Blvd. Tybee Salutes Heroes Parade Active and former military personnel are invited to bring their families to Tybee for a weekend of quality time together at the beach. The parade begins at 1 p.m. Saturday

at the intersection of Butler Avenue and 14th Street and will travel north to Memorial Park (5th Street and Butler Avenue). Event organizers encourage visitors and the community to come out for the parade and show their support for our military. Following the parade, a ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park. From 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. that evening, a Military Family Celebration will be held at the American Legion Tybee Post #154, complete with children’s games, a pot-luck and a cash bar. Nov. 13-15. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Under The Rainbow On Thursday nights come out to the coolest spot in Pooler for Under The Rainbow. Every week we will host a different event that will cater to those that play over, around and under the rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Veterans Day Ceremony The City of Richmond Hill observes Veterans Day by honoring those who have served and continue to serve our country in the armed services, along with police, firefighter and other emergency service workers. The event features guest speakers, the Color Guard from Fort Stewart, a 21-gun salute, and a laying of the wreath. Wed., Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill.

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The Savannah Children’s Book Festival Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present the 12th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival.The festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country.This year’s lineup features internationally celebrated author Kate DiCamillo, who is serving as the U.S. National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014–2015. DiCamillo is the author of two bestselling books that have been adapted as major motion pictures, “Because of Winn Dixie” and the Newbery Medal winner “The Tale of Despereaux”. Her latest novel and second Newbery Medal winner is “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,” a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and presented in comic-style graphic sequences and full-page black-and-white illustrations.The complete schedule of children’s book authors and illustrators includes:Jim Aylesworth, “Old Black Fly” Nick Bruel, “Bad Kitty” Rosalind Bunn, “The Monsters Three” Nancy Raines Day, “What in the World?: Numbers in Nature” James & Kimberley Dean, “Pete the Cat” Kate DiCamillo, “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures” Brian Lies, “Bats in the Band” Andrea Davis Pinkney, “The Red Pencil” Brian Pinkney, “On the Ball” Susan Goldman Rubin, “Magritte’s Imagination” Kevin Sherry, “I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean” Christopher Smith, “Guess Who, Mr. Dinosaur?” Jonah Winter, “Lillian’s Right to Vote”The festival


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will also include dozens of authors and illustrators from throughout the Low Country and Southeast region, arts and crafts, an International Tent, costumed characters, a graphic/comics area, and a variety of food and entertainment.Rain location for the event is the Bull Street Library. Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-652-3611. liveoakpl.org. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Get Outdoors Festival The Get Outdoors Festival is a fun-filled and informative event suitable for all ages. Come and see displays and demonstrations about many outdoor activities. Learn more about hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, birding, and much more. Enjoy a craft show, hayride, and entertainment too. $3 Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-727-2339. gastateparks. org/FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. Pecan and Honey Harvest This family friendly event includes a café and general store and once again, an anonymous church member has generously donated one thousand pounds of just harvested South Georgia Elliot Pecans from his farm so that this popular event can take place for a second year. Live music will be played throughout the day and the café will serve coffee, hot chocolate, cold drinks, and a delicious selection of baked pecan delights including homemade pies and pecan crunch. Sat., Nov. 14. savannahga. gov/cityweb/p&tweb.nsf/02e67f6f5dc1d3e 585256c2f0071940a/b3c6db5e9ee4c77f85 2571f7002c8d61?OpenDocument. Madison Square, West Harris Street. Savannah Food and Wine Festival The South’s best culinary happenings - one exceptional week in Savannah. Iconic and historic coastal venues provide the perfect backdrop for gourmand fun. For a full list of events, visit savannahfoodandwinefest.com. Through Nov. 15. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

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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 show up. ongoing. danadanielson.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 E Victory Drive. $8 Community Meditation Classes Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912-349-2756. savannahpoweryoga.com/. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Al-Anon Family Groups An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The message of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope for friends/family of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. savannahalanon.com. Barre Classes Looking for a fun way to tone and burn calories? Savannah Yoga Barre offers daily barre classes to help you reach your fitness goals. Diverse classes ensure there’s something for everyone. All levels are encouraged to attend. Start where you are and go from there. Classes start as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 6:45 p.m. $15 drop-in or use class pass ongoing. 912200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Beach Body Workouts with Laura MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training

Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Beginning Pole Fitness Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Blue Water Yoga Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. 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. 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. Freeman 5k The Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial Race was started to remember hometown hero, USMC Capt. Matthew Freeman who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009, and raise

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money for the non-profit project started in his name. Following the race events will be the Annual Richmond Hill Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 11:00 am. $45 Wed., Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. Functional Training 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. 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. 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. 48 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. Poses & Pints Bringing two ancient arts together, Pints & Poses will have you enjoying the benefits of yoga with rewarding brews to finish. This light-hearted vinyasa class led by the effervescent Melissa DeLynn is great for beginners. Classes are $25 per person and includes your souvenir glass for the public Tours & Tastes that immediately follow. $25 Sat., Nov. 14, 12-2 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@ southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop 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, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Ladies Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Disc Golf Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. SIZZLE- Dance Cardio The hottest cardio class to keep or get you in shape for summer. Sizzle is designed to give you cardio, strengthening, and stretch training that you need for that bikini body. Enroll now and get the first class free. $10.00 or $80 for 10 classes Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Somatic Movement Improvisation This class is for everyone who moves! Improve your dynamic alignment, breath, grounding, and the ability to access fluid movement. You will improve in all your movement activities, while awakening more fully within your own life as an embodied experience. Led by international teacher Janet Kaylo. Wear light, loose fitting clothes suitable for dance or yoga. No experience necessary. $15 drop-in Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-2004809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout Lose calories while dancing and kick-boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery

Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Yoga for Meditators 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 KabatZinn’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, $15. Visit savannahzencenter. com or find us on Facebook. Located at 640 E 40th St and Reynolds. Text (912) 429-7265 for more info. ongoing. The Savannah Zen Center, 640 E. 40th St. 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 200-Hour training will help you develop your unique style and cultivate your inner voice. Through May 15, 2016. 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

Lincoln’s Gift Release Party Service Brewing Company celebrates their winter release of Lincoln’s Gift Oyster Stout with this kick-off party. The evening includes Savannah Street Eats food truck’s Oyster po’ boy sliders and D.J. Mr. Snakes spinning his eclectic vinyl collection from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. In addition, a special R&D small batch of Chocolate Strawberry IPA will debut along with Service’s year round and specialty beers. $25 Nov. 13, 5:30-9 p.m. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. Taste of Savannah Enjoy culinary delights from great Savannah restaurants, savor hundreds of wines and spirits, and watch a variety of cooking


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demonstrations and learning experiences. Nov. 14, 1-5 p.m. Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday rain or shine from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Islands Community Church located at 111 Walthour Road on Wilmington Island. Includes Artisans Market on the First Saturday of every month, guest chefs, local non-profit groups, special guests and musical guests, story time for kids of all ages, crafty corner on the last Saturday of the month, monthly Charitable Organizations, Healthy Kids Club, and shop with Chef. FREE 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. 912844-0920. wifarmersmakerpr@aol.com. wifarmersmarket.org/fall-schedule.html. Islands Community Church, 111 Walthour Rd. 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 Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m. 912-201-2085. aquastarseafoodkitchen. com/riversessions/. westinsavannah.com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive.

Health

Armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a permanent drop box for disposing of unused prescription drugs and over the counter medication. In the lobby of the University Police building on campus. Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. ongoing. 912-344-3333. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic This year the clinic not only serves as a convenient way for residents to get vaccinated against the flu but also will allow public health employees and partner agencies to test the drive-through method of dispensing medication as part of a statewide public health drill. The clinic will be held in the large empty lot across from the aquatic center. Tue., Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. aquatic.chathamcounty.org. Chatham County Aquatic Center, 7240 Sallie Mood Dr. 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,

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1-5 p.m.. 912-356-2887. Free Hearing and Speech Screening Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health Care for Uninsured People Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.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. Healthy Holiday Eating We will discuss how to eat healthy at this holiday time. You will see a cooking demo and get a free taste. Tue., Nov. 17, 6 p.m. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. Know Your Water What everyone ought to know about our drinking water (bottled, tap, distilled, reverse osmosis, filtered, alkaline and spring.) Are you paying thousands of money for water that is making you sick? Find out what water is best for your body. FREE Tuesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. 703-989-6995. oggisavannah@gmail. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. La Leche League of Savannah A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. Living Smart Fitness Club An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. Prepared Childbirth Class This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple 50 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

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 naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org.

oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

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.

Literary Events

The Bell Unrung: A Book Reading and Celebration by Kim Evans Free Tue., Nov. 17, 7 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. 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. Debut of “Savannah Square by Square” The evening will feature the debut of Savannah Square by Square, a new coffeetable book created by artist Mick McCay and author/historian Michael Jordan, and published by the Historic Savannah Foundation. Advanced copies will be available for pre-order at a discounted rate. Michael Jordan will deliver the keynote address, followed by a reception. The Annual Meeting will also include the election of officers and new members to the Board of Trustees. Thu., Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. sohosouthcafe.com. Soho South, 12 West

Liberty St. Lecture: The Art of Drawing as a Form of Storytelling Ray Goto, a Savannah College of Art and Design sequential art professor, and Andrea Goto, a SCAD writing professor, will discuss drawing as a form of storytelling, particularly in relation to Flannery O’Connor’s talent as a cartoonist. Sun., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. 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

Autumn Kayak Excursion $35/person plus tax; $20/person plus tax if bringing own boat; 20% discount for overnight guests. We welcome paddlers 12 years-old & up who can swim. No experience required. All equipment & basic instruction included. $35 Sun., Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-880-4500. info@dunhamfarms.com. dunhamfarms.com/calendar.html. Dunham Farms, 5836 Islands Hwy. Big Ferry Guided History Hike Come for a 2-3 mile hike through a maritime forest, learning the early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head. Sat., Nov. 14, 3 p.m. 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. Thu., Nov. 12, 8 a.m. 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. Dinner Time Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles, and snakes licking their chops. Sun., Nov. 15, 2 p.m. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Dolphin Project Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. Join our Dolphin Research Team Love dolphins? Interested in learning about the local dolphins and/or helping in dolphin research? Come learn about these wonderful animals from ‘The Dolphin Project’ at the Richmond Hill Library in Richmond Hill, GA. You’ll be amazed at what you don’t know about the local Bottlenose dolphins. Help protect wild estuarine


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Bottlenose dolphins by volunteering with The Dolphin Project for research surveys. We need skippers with boats, photographers and team leaders. Minimum age for research surveys is 16. Serious research & serious fun since 1989!!! Join us on Saturday,September 19th from 10:30am to 1:00pm. www.thedolphinproject.org/ training.html thedolphinproject@gmail.com NC Sat., Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 912657-3927. thedolphinproject@gmail.com. thedolphinproject.org. Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Ave. Keep Chatham Beautiful Litter Cleanup Volunteer and help beautify Chatham County in just a few hours. Keep Chatham Beautiful will be conducting several litter cleanups around the county (Tybee, Pooler, Wilmington). All litter that can be recycled will be recycled in honor of America Recycles Day. Contact Keep Chatham Beautiful to sign up. Sat., Nov. 14, 8:30-11:30 a.m. 912-398-1715. keepchathambeautiful@ gmail.com. https://docs.google.com/ forms/d/1DFBk9xuc3Y7oxuhx8iMaB_ jks1Gjbi0tqH0hW0rqhpI/viewform. Chatham County Resource Conservation Education Center, 1321 Eisenhower Drive. Knot Tying Learn some handy knots for everyday use. Sun., Nov. 15, 11 a.m. gastateparks.org/ info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Parks and People Volunteers will learn about trees on a tour of the park with a certified arborist and then help us care for the trees in the park doing some light weeding and spreading mulch to get them ready for autumn. Free t-shirts for the first 30 volunteers. Community service credit available. Sat., Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m. Tom Triplett Community Park, U.S. Highway 80 West. 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. Sandpiper Trail Hike Meander through the marsh on a one-mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. Wed., Nov. 11, 2 p.m. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Toads and Turtles Do you know all the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come learn all the differences and touch live examples. Sat., Nov. 14, 1 p.m. 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. 912-

395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.

Pets & Animals

Drive-Thru Low Cost Pet Shot Clinic Get your pets vaccinated without even having to leave the car. Vaccinations available include rabies ($10), kennel cough ($15), and canine and feline distemper ($15 each). No more than two pets per vehicle, and all cats must be in carriers. Cash is preferred, but credit cards will be accepted. Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chatham County Health Department, 1602 Drayton St. Low Cost Pet Clinic TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin. com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. Operation New Hope Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at www.humansocietvsav.org, and www. chathamsheriff.org. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. chathamsheriff.org. humanesocietysav. org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. PetSmart Charities Weekend Adoption Event This year, for the Holidays, do a good deed while giving yourself the gift of love. Save the life of a rescued pet by adopting your

own furry cuddle buddy from one of our dedicated rescue groups. Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 15, 12-4 p.m. petsmart.com. PetSmart, 11132 Abercorn St. St. Almo’s Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-3336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.

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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, $10. Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM- one hour of gentle yoga followed by 30 minutes of guided meditation, $15. Sundays 9-10:30 AM- Mediation, dharma talk and tea, $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 atLocated

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at 640 E 40th St and Reynolds. $10-$15 ongoing. The Savannah Zen Center, 640 E. 40th St. 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. Gratitude Circle in the Squares Join Joanne Morton and others on Wednesdays for a weekly gathering of positive energy. All are welcome. Free hugs. View calendar for the square of the week. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-

4280. magicpassionlove.com/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

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)

“I demand unconditional love and complete freedom,” wrote Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun. “That is why I am terrible.” In accordance with the astrological omens, I’m offering you the chance, at least temporarily, to join Šalamun in demanding unconditional love and complete freedom. But unlike him, you must satisfy one condition: Avoid being terrible. Can you do that? I think so, although you will have to summon unprecedented amounts of emotional intelligence and collaborative ingenuity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

You have the answers you need, but you keep sniffing around as if there were different or better answers to be had. Moreover, you’ve been offered blessings that could enable you to catalyze greater intimacy, but you’re barely taking advantage of them -- apparently because you underestimate their potency. Here’s what I think: As long as you neglect the gifts you have already been granted, they won’t provide you with their full value. If you give them your rapt appreciation, they will bloom.

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your conscience be overstepping its bounds and making you unnecessarily constrained? Any time you roar with spontaneous amusement, you will know you have touched a congested place in your psyche that is due for a cleansing.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

For each of the last 33 years, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles has selected a “National Hero Dog.” It’s an award given to a canine that has shown exceptional courage in helping or rescuing people. In 2015, the group departed from tradition. Its “National Hero Dog” is a female cat named Tara. Last May, she saved a four-year-old boy by scaring off a dog that had begun to attack him. I’m guessing you will soon have an experience akin to Tara’s. Maybe you’ll make a gutsy move that earns you an unexpected honor. Maybe you’ll carry out a dramatic act of compassion that’s widely appreciated. Or maybe you’ll go outside your comfort zone to pull off a noble feat that elevates your reputation.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) tried to earn a living by selling pencil sharpeners, but couldn’t make it. In frustration, he turned to writing novels. Success! Among his many popular novels, 27 of them were about a fictional character named Tarzan. The actor who played Tarzan in the movies based on Burroughs’ books was Johnny Weissmuller. As a child, he suffered from polio, and rebuilt his strength by becoming a swimmer. He eventually won five Olympic gold medals. Burroughs and Weissmuller are your role models in the coming weeks, Gemini. It’s a favorable time for you to turn defeat into victory.

According to cartoon character Homer Simpson, “Trying is the first step towards failure.” I don’t agree with that comic advice. But I do think the following variant will be applicable to you in the coming weeks: “Trying *too hard* is the first step toward failure.” So please don’t try *too hard,* Libra! Over-exertion should be taboo. Straining and struggling would not only be unnecessary, but counterproductive. If you want to accomplish anything worthwhile, make sure that your default emotion is relaxed confidence. Have faith in the momentum generated by all the previous work you have done to arrive where you are now.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Artist Andy Warhol had an obsession with green underpants. In fact, that’s all he ever wore beneath his clothes. It might be fun and productive for you to be inspired by his private ritual. Life is virtually conspiring to ripen your libido, stimulate your fertility, and expedite your growth. So anything you do to encourage these cosmic tendencies could have an unusually dramatic impact. Donning green undies might be a good place to start. It would send a playful message to your subconscious mind that you are ready and eager to bloom.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

In the coming weeks, take special notice of the jokes and humorous situations that prompt you to laugh the loudest. They will provide important clues about the parts of your life that need liberation. What outmoded or irrelevant taboos should you consider breaking? What inhibitions are dampening your well-being? How might

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. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.

Elsie de Wolfe (1859-1950) was a pioneer in the art of interior design. She described herself as “a rebel in an ugly world.” Early in her career she vowed, “I’m going to make everything around me beautiful,” and she often did just that. In part through her influence, the dark, cluttered decor of the Victorian Era, with its bulky draperies and overly ornate furniture, gave way to rooms with brighter light, softer colors, and more inviting textures. I’d love to see you be inspired by her mission, Scorpio. It’s a good time to add extra charm, grace, and comfort to your environments.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

At the age of 36, author Franz Kafka composed a 47-page letter to his father Herman. As he described the ways that his dad’s toxic narcissism and emotional abuse had skewed his maturation process, he refrained from lashing out with histrionic anger. Instead he focused on

objectively articulating the facts, recounting events from childhood and analyzing the family dynamic. In accordance with the astrological omens, I recommend that you write a letter to your own father -- even if it’s filled with praise and gratitude instead of complaint. At this juncture in your life story, I think you especially need the insights that this exercise would generate. (P.S. Write the letter for your own sake, not with the hope of changing or hurting or pleasing your dad. You don’t have to give it to him.)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Shizo Kanakuri was one of Japan’s top athletes when he went to compete in the marathon race at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. Partway through the event, fatigued by sweltering heat, bad food, and the long journey he’d made to get there, Kanakuri passed out. He recovered with the help of a local farmer, but by then the contest was over. Embarrassed by his failure, he sneaked out of Sweden and returned home. Fast forward to 1966. Producers of a TV show tracked him down and invited him to resume what he’d started. He agreed. At the age of 74, he completed the marathon, finishing with a time of 54 years, eight months. I think it’s time to claim your own personal version of this opportunity, Capricorn. Wouldn’t you love to resolve a process that got interrupted?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

In most sporting events, there’s never any doubt about which competitor is winning. Each step of the way, the participants and spectators know who has more points or goals or runs. But one sport isn’t like that. In a boxing match, no one is aware of the score until the contest is finished -- not even the boxers themselves. I think you’re in a metaphorically comparable situation. You won’t find out the final tally or ultimate decision until the “game” is complete. Given this uncertainty, I suggest that you don’t slack off even a little. Keep giving your best until the very end.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

One night as you lie sleeping in your bed, you will dream of flying through the sunny summer sky. The balmy air will be sweet to breathe. Now and then you will flap your arms like wings, but mostly you will glide effortlessly. The feeling that flows through your body will be a blend of exhilaration and ease. Anywhere you want to go, you will maneuver skillfully to get there. After a while, you will soar to a spot high above a scene that embodies a knotty problem in your waking life. As you hover and gaze down, you will get a clear intuition about how to untie the knots. Whether or not you remember this dream, the next day you will work some practical magic that begins to shrink or dissolve the problem.


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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. Union Mission Hunger and Homelessness Prayer Breakfast Union Mission will hold its first-ever interdenominational Prayer Breakfast to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness in our community. The program will feature a keynote address by Kenny Grant, pastor of Calvary Baptist Temple, as well as remarks from Steve Allison, executive director of Union Mission, and Cindy Kelley, executive director of Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless. Tue., Nov. 17, 7-9 a.m. savannahtech.edu/. Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-234-0980. admin@uusavannah.org. uusavannah. org. uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist

Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Unity Church of Savannah Everyone is welcome. Unity of Savannah is not concerned with where people come from, what they look like, or whom they love – Unity is just glad that each person is here. Sunday 9:15am meditative service and 11:00am celebratory service show what the New Thought Movement is all about. Children’s church 11am service. Unity loves all people, just as they are. Sundays. 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah. org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd.

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Film: Heat Watch a movie and enjoy meatballs at the Florence with the Movies and Meatballs series. Sun., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. theflorencesavannah.com. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive. Film: Serenity The PFS salutes Joss Whedon’s career in the second night of Joss Whedon Weekend with this film based on the TV series “Firefly.” Audience members can pay whatever they feel is fair for admission. Proceeds benefit local musician Keith Kozel’s kidney transplant fund. $10 suggested donation Sat., Nov. 14. www2. scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. PICKFilm: The Cabin in the Woods The PFS salutes the career of Joss Whedon in the first night of Joss Whedon Weekend with “The Cabin in the Woods,” a gleeful deconstruction of slasher movie tropes. Audience members can pay whatever they feel is fair for admission. Proceeds benefit local musician Keith Kozel’s kidney transplant fund. $10 suggested donation Fri., Nov. 13, 8 p.m. www2.scad.edu/venues/ trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Batman Returns Tim Burton’s Batman Returns with our favorite CatWoman. Don’t miss DeVito as the Penguin, either! Full Menu available. Upstairs free Sun., Nov. 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 912-234-5522. events@theflorencesavannah.com. theflorencesavannah.com. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive. Punk Rock Movie Night Join the Sentient Bean for a monthly series continues on p. 54

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ROBYN REEDER was my neighbor, but I didn’t know her very well. She was the inspirational best friend I always wanted, but was too insecure to have. Outside of a few interactions at Primary Art Supply and one epic yard sale—who just happens to have the word “LOVE” written in three foot high, metal lettering and makeup mirror light bulbs laying around house, anyway?!—I couldn’t bring myself to approach her, even when she invited me to stop by for a beer sometime. In my eyes, I was a nerdy dilettante and she was one of the cool kids, in the best, most positive way. I coveted everything about her: the gothic house she shared with her loving husband, two businesses that could have been my dream jobs…I wasn’t even aware of her punk rock legacy and cultural contributions to the downtown scene until reading Anna Chandler’s Connect article last summer. But of course I totally covet those accomplishments, too. As a human being in general, and a product of Mean Girl Culture specifically, covetous feelings are always tricky. It’s hard to be reminded that someone has something that you want. I tend to deflect potential jealousy with techniques from the “You Go Girl!” school of fellow female empowerment. But as someone routinely hazed by members of the “I Hate You, Skinny Bitch” sorority, I still tend to relegate myself to feeling “lesser than” in the presence of those who have mastered their destiny. Especially one that’s been mostly paved in starlight and pixie dust. I’m not sure if Robyn’s star burned so brightly because she knew that life was short, or if things just worked out that way. Regardless, she taught us by example to juice every possible moment

of magical elixir out of life. She also proved that you’re never too weak to be strong for other people. When it became clear that Primary Art Supply wasn’t going to survive Utrecht’s competition, she negotiated both the sale of her store AND a consultancy position with Blick to help the company integrate her business values into its corporate culture. She also negotiated the higher salary and health benefits that she hadn’t been able to afford as a small business owner. In the depths of her illness, she spent the final years of her life minding the wellbeing of her former employees. Robyn Reeder was more than an inspiration; she was a superhero. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take the following excerpts from her obituary and modify them to fit your own origin story; to honor her memory by bolstering your own innate superpowers: “Robyn fell in love with Savannah immediately and did not waste a moment there, spending her remaining years radiating her unique sparkle and rallying her friends together time after time for countless creative projects and extraordinary events. …She took great joy in contributing her unique imprint to the burgeoning culture of downtown Savannah…she loved and nurtured her businesses like they were her own children. …Robyn married Igor Fiske, forming a partnership that only strengthened her appreciation for life’s joys. Together they renovated a home, welcomed furry friends into their family, and generally lived life to the fullest. ….Robyn was lucky enough to be born with a best friend who was also her sister. Jenny Reeder was a constant positive force in Robyn’s life, both sharing everyday joys and happily joining Robyn for endless adventures, large and small. …Robyn’s dedication to art, vintage clothing, downtown Savannah, music and creative revelry is legendary.”

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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.

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, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Sporting Clays Tournament Bethesda Academy is excited to host its 7th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament at Forest City Gun Club, one of the premier sports shooting complexes in the Southeast. All proceeds will benefit Bethesda Academy. Registration includes entry for four shooters in 100-target shoot, four boxes of shells per shooter, wild game lunch, team golf cart, post-shoot reception, awards and an event t-shirt. $900 for four-person team Fri., Nov. 13, 10 a.m. Forest City Gun Club, 9203 Ferguson Avenue. 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. Trail of Hope 5K, 1 Mile and Tot Trot Run or Walk to support Adoption in Savanah and regional area. 5K, 1 Mile and Tot Trot. Benefit for Covenant Care Adoptions. $10.00 - $25.00 Sat., Nov. 14, 9-11 a.m. 719-310-0414. MeganSullivan84@gmail. com. AdoptSavannah.com. Trail of Hope 5K, 1 Mile and Tot Trot, Skidaway Island State Pakr 52 Diamond Causeway. 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, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

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.

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1 More 2 Save Mental Health Support This is a group for consumers of all Mental Illnesses. It’s a place to come learn, relax and speak on a weekly basis about symptoms, emotions and overall health. Every Tuesday at 7pm. Venues subject to change. Free Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912 344 8019. lidnsaywittaa@gmail.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Alcoholics Anonymous For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Family Support Group For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. Amputee Support Group Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. Back Pain Support Group Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. Brain Injury Support Group For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Breast Cancer Survivors Group Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc. presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Children’s Grief Support Group Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive.

Citizens With Retarded Citizens For families with children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7633. Citizens With Retarded Citizens, 1211 Eisenhower Drive. Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Assoc. Meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the lives of polio survivors. Call or see website for info. Polio survivors and guests are invited. Free and open to the public. ongoing. 912-927-8332. coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. Connect for Kids This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Debtors Anonymous For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Eating Disorders Anonymous Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo. com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Essential Tremor Support Group For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Fibromyalgia Support Group Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. Gambling Problem 12 Step Program Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730. Georgia Scleroderma Support Group A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912-414-3827. ongoing. Grief Support Groups Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. HospiceSavannah. org/GriefSupport.


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B Net Management Inc. For pictures & videos of properties *Credit Issues, Prior Evictions, Bankruptcies may still apply *NO SECURITY DEPOSIT SPECIAL & 1/2 OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT ON ALL APTS. UNTIL NOVEMBER 15TH (Extended) 426 E. 38th St. Apt. C. (Habersham & Price) 2BR/1BA Apt. Appliances, central heat/ air, washer/dryer hookup, carpet $675. 2528 & 2530 Bismark Ave. off Laroche. 2BR/1BA Apts. Appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookup, carpet. $650/month. 503-1/2 W.42nd Street: 2BR/1BA Apt. off MLK. Carpet, tile floors, laundry hookup, kitchen w/appliances, ceiling fans, large rooms, secured entrance. Downstairs unit. $635/month. 718 West 38th Street: 3BR/2BA house, LR, DR, kitchen w/appliances, fenced yard, CH&A, hardwood floors & carpet. $750/month. 807-809 Paulsen St. 2BR/1BA Apt. Appliances, central heat/ air, carpet & hardwood floors $635/month.

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*1128 Graydon: (912)690-9097. Room for Rent 2BR/1BA $625. NICE 3BR Apt. for ROOMS FOR RENT *913 Carver: 3BR/1BA Rent. Available Now. $75 MOVE-IN SPE$725. Located on quiet street CIAL TODAY!! Several Rental & in Garden City. $675/ Clean, large, furnished. Rent-To-Own Proper- month rent, $675/ Busline, cable, utilities, ties. deposit. Call 912-507- central heat/air. $100GUARANTEED FI- 9967 $130/weekly. Rooms NANCING OGEECHEE FARMS with bath $145. Call STAY MANAGE2BR/1BA Mobile 912-289-0410. MENT 352-7829 Home. Large fenced *Paycheck stub or 2-3BR/1BA HOUSE yard, on private lot. Proof of income and IN RINCON: Remod- $575 per month plus ID required. eled inside & out. deposit. No Section 8. ROOMS FOR RENT Refrigerator/Stove/ Call 912-234-0548 ADULT LIVING: $150 weekly. No deposit. Furnished rooms. Dishwasher. Central REDUCED RENT & All utilities included. Call 912heat/air, washer/dryer DEPOSIT! SPECIAL! SPECIAL! 844-5995 hookup, big fenced-in WHITE BLUFF ROAD: yard, large utility shed. *11515 SAVANNAH’S $625/month for 1BR/1BA HOUSE OF GRACE Apt. with $500/deposit. No pets. $845/mo., SENIOR LIVING AT IT’S BEST *1303 EAST 66TH STREET: FOR AGES 50 & BETTER $845/deposit. Call 912- 2BR/2BA $775/month, $500/ Shared community living for deposit. *207 657-4583 full functioning seniors ages EDGEWATER ROAD. Nice location.

Weekends. Off ACL Blvd. & Westlake Ave. 2 & 3BR, 1 Bath Apts. Newly Renovated, hardwood floors, carpet, ceiling fans, appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups. $595$725/month for 2bdrs and $715-$850/month for 3bdrs, utilities may be added to rent if requested. 912-228-4630 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm www. bnetmanagement.com *For Qualified Applicants* WE ACCEPT SECTION 8 *$250 Admin Fee

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electric, $795/month. CLOVERDALE - 1402 *COMMERCIAL SPACE: 310 & Eleanor St. 2BR/1BA, 320 E. Montgomery Crossrds. Upstairs $800-$1,200. family room, kitchen, DAVIS RENTALS 310 EAST MONTGOMERY LR, office, laundry CROSSROADS, 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372 room, fenced yard. $680 per month. Call 912-323-6892 RENT OR RENTTO-OWN: RemodDUPLEX: 1227 East 54th Street. 2BR/1BA eled mobile homes, $550/monthplus$550/ 3BR/2BA, in Garden deposit. Two blocks off City mobile home Waters Avenue, close park. Low down affordable payments. to Daffin Park. Call 912-335-3211 or email Credit check approval. adamrealstate@gmail. Call Gwen, Manager, at 912-964-7675 com. Days/Nights/

VERY NICE HOUSES FOR RENT

FURNISHED APTS. *2136 E. 43rd St. $180/WK. 3BR/1BA $885 Private bath and kitch- *5421 Betty Dr. en, cable, utilities, 2BR/1BA $700 washer furnished. AC *318 Forrest Ave. & heat, bus stop on 3BR/1.5BA $825 property. No deposit *5005 Compton St. required. Completely 4BR/1BA $1,150. safe, manager on prop- Call 912-507-7934, erty. Contact Gail, 912-927-2853, or 912(912)650-9358; Linda, 631-7644.

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.

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SHARED LIVING: Fully Furnished Apts. $170 weekly. No deposit. All utilities included. Call 912-844-5995 SINGLE Family Home w/ Room for Rent: Furnished, includes utilities, central heat/air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen & bath. Shared Kitchen & bath. Call 912210-0144, leave message

Automotive Cars/Trucks/Vans FENDER BENDER ?? Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932.

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