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Wednesday / 18 Film: The 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 Nazi war criminals alive until he can find appropriate bodies on which to attach them so he can revive the Third Reich. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $6

Theatre: Dramarama

Jepson Jingle Tree Lighting 4 Wednesday / 18

Libbie Summers, award-winning producer of food and lifestyle content, will partner with the museum to create a holiday tree inspired by the exhibition “Monet and American Impressionism.” Guests will enjoy music from the Savannah Children’s Choir, view the galleries, and partake of light refreshments as the tree is lit. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Free and open to the public

Seersucker Live presents The Curbside Episode 4 Thursday / 19

Seersucker Live welcomes three authors from Curbside Splendor Publishing, a press based out of Chicago. Hear new fiction from Vanessa Blakeslee, Dave Reidy, and Patrick Wensink. 7 p.m Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd.

he Armstrong Masquers troupe presents “Dramarama,” an entertaining evening of comic and dramatic songs, scenes, and one-act plays produced by the fall semester directing class. Masquers perform three distinct productions in repertory. Call for exact schedule of performances. Audience discretion is advised. Not recommended for children. Nov. 18-20 Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Free

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. 17-23, 7:30 p.m Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr.

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Concert: An Evening of Baroque: Handel, Bach and Vivaldi

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Between 1942 and 1945, 350,000 young airmen answered Uncle Sam’s call and Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s request for help against the Nazis during World War II. Honor their memory by taking part in the 6th Annual Flying Fortress 5K or the Inaugural Mighty 8K. These races raise money for the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the greatest air armada of all time. 8 a.m.-noon Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler $25 - $40 912-988-1836. 4

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The Humane Society for Greater Savannah offers a way to celebrate fall downtown with (or without) your four-legged best friend. Pick up your souvenir cups and map at the Rail, receive free signature drinks at participating locations, and end up back at the Rail for raffle drawings and the After Bark party. 6:30-9:30 p.m The Rail Pub, 405 West Congress St. $15 advance, $20 day of

Featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria in collaboration with the Savannah Children’s Choir and alumni soloists in honor
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The Philharmonic Chorus with local soprano Heidi Bindhammer and baritone Russell Watkins present Bach’s Cantata No. 192 Nun danket alle Gott. Savannah Philharmonic musicians are the featured soloists in Marcello’s Oboe Concerto and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. 7:30 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $16 to $75

Concert: Thursday Night Opry

The Opry will feature headlining Austin-based Americana band, Ramsay Midwood and two newly formed Georgia bands The Georgia Mountain String Band and String Magnolia. Each

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group will showcase their songwriting and music in this listening room environment. 7 p.m Trinity UMC, 225 West President St. $10

Theatre: Cirque Dreams Holidaze

A Deeper Look: The Shape of Public Education in Savannah

Friday / 20

A follow-up to the most recent Monday Means Community, Educated Guests: Seven Questions on the Shape of Public Education, A Deeper Look will go further to ask, what does an equitable and equal education look like? Using the World Cafe model, participants will work in small conversation circles to address how to move forward knowing what we know. 6:30 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Lecture: Suiting Up the Hero

Blending history and popular culture, this -lecture by Dr. Grant Gearhart will analyze the roles armor played for knights during the early Renaissance period and will discuss the similar, modern purposes of the batsuit in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Part of Armstrong’s Moveable Feast lecture series. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. 6 p.m. Free and open to the public

30 artists, 300 costumes, 20 acts. 7:30 p.m Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Film: Planes, Trains and Automobiles In New York marketing executive Neal Page wants to travel home for Thanksgiving. He meets in the airport the clumsy shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith who has taken his cab and they travel side-by-side to Chicago. 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $9

Museum in the Moonlight

Wander the illuminated Scarbrough and North Gardens as well as the Museum on a moonlit night while enjoying refreshments and live music. Selections from Italian operas will be performed by vocalists from Savannah Voice Festival in recognition of the Sicilian heritage of Ships of the Sea’s first ship model builder, Joseph Gallettini. 7-9 p.m Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Free

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The Annual Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding

This fundraising event celebrates Georgia’s diverse agricultural heritage. Travel back in time to enjoy an old fashioned southern tradition. We will be grinding sugar cane and making syrup along with copper kettle apple butter, and a wide variety of open fire cooked foods for sampling. There will also be lots of traditional children’s games, holiday crafts and music from the Savannah Folk Music Society. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. $7/adult; $5 per child (4-17), seniors and military 912-395-1212.

Concert: Collin Raye

Country artist Collin Raye was one of the true hitmakers of the 90s and continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness signature to his vocals. 8 p.m Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $35 in advance, $40 at door

Concert: Jason Isbell

The singer-songwriter brings his show to the Lucas. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. 912-525-5050

Concert: Tybee City Limits

Featuring Sarah Tollerson, Waits & Co., and City Hotel. 7:30 p.m Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. $10

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

Gardening Session

Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. third Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public continues on p. 6


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Holiday in the Park

Dogs large and small are invited to meet Santa Claus and pose for their photograph, and in the spirit of the holidays cats are welcome too. Bryan the Bark Park Mascot will also be in attendance to pose for photographs and lead the rein dog parade at noon. Bryan County Bark Park, 500 Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday rain or shine. Includes Artisans Market on the First Saturday of every month, guest chefs, local nonprofit groups, special guests and musical guests, story time. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands Community Church, 111 Walthour Rd.

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November Member Meet-up

Concert: The Violin and the Fiddle: A Concert of Contradictions

Unity in the Community

Film: Donnie Brasco

SUGA (Savannah Urban Garden Alliance) hosts its November member meet-up. Bring gloves and any spare garden tools to use. 1-3 p.m Starfish Community Garden, E Gwinnett and E Broad. Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment by churches and other local individuals and groups. November theme: Feed the Hungry Third Saturday, Sunday of every month River Street, River St.

Concert includes Bach’s “Partita for Solo Violin in E Major,” Monroe’s “Jerusalem Ridge,” Beethoven’s “Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major,” Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera Highlights,” and Monti’s “Csardas.” 5 p.m Ascension Lutheran Church, 120 Bull St. Watch a movie and enjoy meatballs at the Florence with the Movies and Meatballs series. 7:30 p.m The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive.

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. 17-23, 7:30 p.m Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr.

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Lecture: Boethius

Dr. Stephen Blackwood, president of Ralston College, will deliver a public lecture to accompany the release of his book, “The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy.” He’ll discuss one of the most influential works of Western literature, Boethius’ “Consolation of Philosophy,” particularly the role of memory in bringing stability amid the uncertainties and hardships of our daily lives. A reception and book signing will follow. Presented in the third floor reading room of Cranmer Hall. 6:30 p.m St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 West Macon Street.

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Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

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

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Concert: Life is a Carnival

Life is a Carnival is an all-ages tribute to The Band featuring all local artists. 7:30 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $20

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A tale of two cities by Jim Morekis

IN ALL the hubbub over our own City election—early voting is going on this week! — not many folks in Savannah know that up in Charleston they’re having a mayoral runoff of their own. In Charleston’s case, however, it’s not an incumbent facing a disgruntled electorate and fighting for a second term. There, the runoff is because longtime Mayor Joseph “Joe” Riley is stepping down after 40 years in office. Not a typo—that’s 40, as in four decades. Over time, I personally am becoming more in favor of term limits across the board. That said, if there were ever a compelling argument against term limits, Joe Riley personifies that argument. A jaunt through Charleston is to a large extent a tour of his legacy. The South Carolina Aquarium, for example, is one of his major initiatives, and like many was widely derided when first proposed. Fifteen years after opening, the S.C. Aquarium is set for a major expansion centering on its Sea Turtle Hospital, which is quietly but rapidly becoming a major world center for such research. You don’t have to agree with everything Riley has done to see and appreciate the impact. For example, I personally am opposed to a cruise ship terminal in Savannah. But there’s also little question that the

associated Aquarium Wharf development in Charleston has revitalized that particular area of town. A short walk down Calhoun Street from Aquarium Wharf you find Emanuel AME Church, “Mother Emanuel,” site of the horrific mass murder of congregation members by a racist killer. While the church isn’t a tourist attraction per se, there is a steady, significant flow of people of all races and backgrounds visiting the site, solemnly leaving mementos and respectfully taking photos. One of the signs out front, which might ordinarily feature the title of the week’s sermon, simply says “Thank You.” One of the great legacies of Mayor Riley since his first election in 1975 was forging a lasting, effective coalition of African Americans and progressive whites—no trivial accomplishment in a city which was once the cradle of the North American slave trade and which hosted the start of the Civil War. This coalition is in large part responsible for the peaceful aftermath of the Mother Emanuel tragedy, and Charleston’s rejection of social unrest in its wake. You don’t have to try too hard to see the contrast with Savannah, where our politics are still largely defined by a degree of racial animosity and working at cross-purposes. Up in North Charleston at the decommissioned Navy Yard, right next to the conservation lab for the Civil War submarine Hunley, is the huge new Clemson University Energy Innovation Center. The Center was built with a U.S. Department of Energy grant to explore new options in wind turbine research, which will make our electric grid more efficient, more green, and help fight climate change.

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As the huge turbine blade on display out front graphically shows, this is literally cutting-edge research. The scope, ambition, and potential global impact of this one project dwarf anything going on in Savannah right now, a city which likes to fancy itself as Charleston’s close competitor in most things. Think of the educational institutions here: SCAD, Armstrong, SSU, etc. Now think of all the missed opportunities for public/private partnerships with those institutions, whether in research or in projects with street-level impact. (Indeed, Savannah Tech seems to be our only real success story in this regard.) In this issue I also write about a wonderful achievement on the part of our local Deep Center, which this week receives a prestigious White House award. In addition my huge respect for what Deep does, I’m also struck with the enormity of the problem they’re trying to address, and how in some ways Deep finds itself swimming as much against the educational tide here as swimming with it. Simply put: It’s consistently up to small, underfunded and understaffed nonprofits in Savannah to do some of our most vital work! And that just isn’t ideal. There is a disconnect here, and it runs very deep (no pun intended). The contrast with Charleston—where political, civic, and business leaders have a long track record of working with each other beyond sociocultural boundaries— is stark. And it’s something to keep in mind as you vote in the Dec. 1 runoff. Early voting is going on now at the Voter Registration office at 1117 Eisenhower 8 a.m.-5 p.m. You need NOT have voted in the Nov. general election, but you must live within the City. You know what to do! cs

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Race, Rosenwald and Shaundra’s Screed By Jessica Leigh Lebos

NOV 18-NOV 24, 2015

Here we are again, Savannah, staring down the long, cold barrel of another election. Maybe we’ll finally get some rest after the three run-off seats are decided on Dec. 1, but I’m afraid of how much might be undone in these weeks of waiting. As Jim Morekis pointed out in his Editor’s Note last week, “there is every likelihood that this will be one of the most brutally racially polarizing election years here in quite a while.” He knows this town better than most, but oh, how I hope he’s mistaken. While it’s true that the run-offs appear to have come down to the White Guys (Eddie Deloach, Brian Foster and Bill Durrence) vs. the Black Ladies (Edna Jackson, Alicia Blakely and Mary Osborne), we might recall that this election cycle began with a momentum to push out incumbent power. Obviously, that didn’t take. Only one alderperson was unseated outright and four more hung on to their plush leather chairs, but only in District 3, where Kim Dulek’s campaign didn’t manage to topple the reign of John Hall, could the outcome be attributed as simply black and white. Now it may come down to what for many are primal allegiances. Some, however, continue to advocate for change over fealty: Dulek and Post 1 challenger Linda Wilder-Bryan—whose son was murdered in August—have joined forces in the Savannah Peace Initiative. Detric Leggett, who is African American and came in third behind incumbent Osborne in District 2, has announced his support for Durrence—invoking the ire of many in the black community. Shaundra McKeithen lost by 106 votes to 5th district incumbent Estella Shabazz, but that hasn’t dimmed her activist’s zeal. In her viral Facebook post titled “The Racial Divide is Genocide in Savannah,” Shaundra addresses what many see as the elephant that’s been tiptoeing around the room in tap shoes for years: That Savannah’s black leadership has failed its constituents, and that it’s time to cast votes based on record rather than race. Maybe you’ve read it. Maybe you cheered. Maybe it made you uncomfortable, because you find discussing your last pap smear less awkward than trying to find 8 the right language to talk about race when

Sears CEO Julius Rosenwald partnered with Booker T. Washington to build over 5300 schools for black children between 1912 and 1932. The project is the subject of Rosenwald, opening Nov. 20.

yours is the one with inherent privilege. One of Shaundra’s points is how Mayor Edna Jackson—who has been on City Council in some form for 16 years—continually cites her participation in the Civil Rights Movement but does not appear to understand that her legacy, at this point, is not one to brag about. Two generations after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lauded Savannah as one of the most integrated cities in the South, the poverty level among African Americans is more than 35 percent in some parts of the city, the high school dropout rate is below the state average and local job prospects are pitiful. (Not to mention it seems that the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum hasn’t updated its exhibits in almost 20 years!) “Have we really overcome when the median income for a black family in this city is about $18,000?” rails Shaundra. As a social justice groupie who winces every time Pharrell drops the N-word in that kickin’ new Missy Elliot song, I would so rather skate over the divisive questions and just get to the solutions. But I still have to wonder why anyone—black, white, purple, green—would continue to support a status quo that has failed them over and over again.

Shaundra’s Screed—as it’s become known—rang in my neurons as I went to meet with Bob and Jeanne Rosenwald, who retired to Savannah a couple of years ago after careers with the NSA (they promised me they weren’t spies and that I was the only one recording our conversation.) A fit and energetic couple, they’ve thrown themselves into Savannah civic life, volunteering with various groups and asking themselves what they can do to help the greater good. It kinda runs in the family: Bob is a descendant of Sears & Roebuck co-founder Julius Rosenwald, a quietly prolific philanthropist who was inspired by his friend Booker T. Washington to help fund more than 5300 schools for African American children in the rural South between 1912 and 1932. Washington insisted that the communities themselves help raise a portion of the expenses, creating partnerships between black and white Southerners where there had been none. Over 240 Rosenwald schools were built in Georgia, including one at Pin Point and another on the grounds at Savannah State. Over 30,000 children came through those bright clapboard buildings, and many went on to inspire and lead in highly public ways, including W.E.B. DuBois,

Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Huston, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou and painter Jacob Lawrence, who famously interpreted the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North after WWI. (FYI, a marvelous collection of Lawrence’s work is at the SCAD Museum of Art through Jan. 25.) The return on everyone’s investment came generations after this historic collaboration, when the children of those educated in Rosenwald schools marched in the 1960s, demanding equality and dignity. But few know about what late Civil Rights icon Julian Bond called “a great American saga of interracial cooperation.” Perhaps if we were reminded of such efforts, we might pivot from a backslide towards racial divisiveness in our city and on college campuses across the country. A place to start could be Rosenwald, a new documentary from director Aviva Kempner (The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg), opening this weekend at the Eisenhower Square 6 Theater. “This is a piece of social history that’s been lost. This film, in my mind, is the best vehicle to begin spreading the word,” says Bob. Bob and Jeanne have reached out to Van Johnson for help in promoting the film to Savannah’s African American community because they believe it “might remind people where they came from and show how far we can go together.” “I’m not a kumbaya guy, I don’t necessarily think everyone’s ever going to get along all the time,” says Bob. “But we’ve got to take a long view in Savannah.” Conversely, I am totally a kumbaya girl and maintain fantastic hope that one day we will overcome whatever prevents our beautiful city from becoming the diverse, prosperous and peaceful place many of us would like to inhabit. And though I’m not a particularly patient person, I’m willing to accept that it may take generations to reap the seeds of cooperation that we sow now. Speaking of the long view, no matter what happens Dec. 1, everyday is a new opportunity for civility and progress. Also, Shaundra isn’t going anywhere: Last week she announced her intentions to run for Chatham County Commission against Yusuf Shabazz in 2016. In the meantime, let’s keep on trying to find the language that creates bridges between us all. cs “Rosenwald” opens Friday, Nov. 20 at Eisenhower Square 6.

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

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:















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Deep Center receives White House honor

André Massey, award-winning program participant, shares poem onstage with Michelle Obama by jim morekis

IN A TRULY once-in-a-lifetime honor, André Massey of Savannah, a 14-year-old participant in Deep Center’s Young Author Project, heads to Washington DC this week. But it’s not your typical field trip. Michelle Obama will personally award him with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest such honor. Massey, now a freshman at WoodvilleTompkins, started at Deep as an eighthgrader at Mercer Middle School. “I thought I was just going to write a few poems and maybe get a chance to read them in public. But, Deep did more than that—it changed my life,” Massey says. “It showed me how to express myself, and through my writing, I reconnected with my father.” Deep Center Executive Director Dare Dukes tells Connect, “André’s most difficult relationship in life was with his Dad. He wrote this wonderful poem about that relationship, but he didn’t expect his Dad to ever read it.” André’s father heard his son read the poem at a recent "Deep Speaks" event, where students in the program recite their own work. “It really affected his dad and really got them talking. Now André says, ‘he’s my best friend,’” Dukes relates.

Group shot of the Deep Center workshop at Mercer Middle School, with André Massey at center. Photo by Melanie Goldy

When Massey became a part of Deep, “He was bullied in middle school. He really had a hard time there and certainly didn’t see himself as a writer. He’ll say it’s one of the first places where anyone ever asked him how he felt,” Dukes says. “We told

him to write about whatever you want, but write it really well.” Dukes says that is a perfect microcosm of how Deep likes to characterize literacy. “In one way, literacy is a set of skills, like reading a menu and writing a check. But

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Dukes says Deep’s writing mentors are transferring their passion to young people who don’t always have great opportunities, and it also shines a real light on the importance of after-school programs. “I hear this in Savannah a lot: People think after-school programs are fancy babysitting, a way to keep off streets,” Duke says. “But at Deep we think of afterschool programming as way to continue young people’s education and development in a holistic way, where we’re not beholden to the same institutional structures that people inside the school system are. Deep has the flexibility to both educate and mentor in ways that fit their uniqueness.” Dukes says the case for more and better after-school programming is a case that needs to be made across the country. “There is a real place for thoughtful, intentional, outcome-driven after-school programming. And I’d love for this award to be an opportunity to have that conversation," he says. While technically Deep Center and the White House announced the award last week, “We’ve known since June but it’s been embargoed,” Dukes says. “What can I say? When the White House says don’t tell, you don’t tell,” he laughs. “So we celebrated loudly but secretly in June.” In August, the awardees went to Washington to take part in a unique workshop. “Part of the award is learning how to do consulting and communicating around the award. So they give you a two-day retreat. We basically created a whole media plan just waiting for the right moment,” Dukes says. “So that’s what we’ve been doing: Grinning secretly until it came time to let the cat out of the bag.” cs


“Andre is a kid with a lot of passion and a really keen mind but he kept bumping up across obstacles. We don’t shove kids in our program who don’t want to be. Our value is to meet kids at their joy," Dukes says. "When you do that you create kids who not only achieve better in school and make for better job applicants—they have the potential to be community leaders.” To that end, Dukes talks about the value of the award not just to Massey and to Deep Center, but to Savannah itself. “This gives Savannah a moment to really celebrate young people at a time when most stories about young people in Savannah, and especially in the community that Deep serves, are negative,” he says. “This gives a space for Savannah to celebrate some of our kids.” This is only the third time since the award began in 1998 that a Georgia organization won the award, and the first time a city outside metro Atlanta has won. At the core of Deep Center’s efforts are a cohort of about two dozen creative writing volunteers a year. "But the word ‘volunteer’ doesn’t really describe what they do,” says Dukes. “They give 100 hours of their time. Some of those moments are very joyful, and some are very, very hard.” Deep serves schoolchildren who typically don’t have access to their kind of programming — and more specifically a high population who qualify for free or reduced lunch, which is essentially every public school in Savannah. “We encourage them to write about their personal histories, in whatever genre they want to write about—fiction, nonfiction, poetry. We push them toward mastery, because that’s also a value,” Dukes says. “We encourage them to honor the fact that their scholarship is fully paid for, and they perceive it as an honor to be in the program, with no stigma about being in the workshop.”


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Tigers in the Tempest Author examines history of Savannah State By Orlando Montoya


WHEN I’M dead, I hope people talk of me the way Erik Brooks writes about Savannah State University. The best writers and historians are even-handed. We all have origin stories, tales of struggle and accomplishment. And yes, we all also have chapters that some might consider negative. I consider them human. As SSU celebrates its 125th anniversary, Brooks, historian and chair of AfricanAmerican Studies at Western Illinois University, takes a broad look at its history. “It was just a telling of the story,” he says of episodes I’m sure the PR folks might have excised. “I try to be fair. I don’t know that anything that I’ve written is controversial.” Mercer University Press published Brooks’ history, “Tigers in the Tempest” as part of a series of books about historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s). The SSU story has struggle from start to finish. “Tigers” refers to the school’s

mascot. “Tempest” refers to the continuing black movement toward equality and dignity. I expected some of it. Like when, in the school’s early years, white benefactors preferred vocational training like farming and machinery over more classical education. But a lot was new to me. Like when, in 1963, college president Howard Jordan expelled students for participating in civil rights activities. He urged students to focus on classes. “Most presidents at HBCU’s at that time found themselves caught in the middle of the civil rights movements and pressures from their boards,” he says. “He was no different.” I like the stories about SSU’s first president, Richard Wright. A lot of people know his famous quote, “Tell them we are rising.” Brooks explains the background. But he also writes about the possible cause of Wright’s resignation. A white Savannah bank teller slapped his daughter. Indignant, Wright sued the teller and left the South. “I think this was such a bold and

audacious move for a black man in those times,” Brooks says. “He said he’d go to the North and start his own bank. That’s exactly what he did.” Brooks mercifully doesn’t just write about college presidents. Indeed, SSU’s student newspaper figures prominently. “The Tiger’s Roar was a treasure trove,” he says. “A lot of the editors and writers were women. And they were able to give a different perspective than that of the mainstream.” And students, as we know, often have issues with their schools, to put it nicely. Women especially bristled under

patronizing rules that cut across racial lines in the 20th century. “Women in residence halls had to sign out,” he says. “Female students couldn’t go out alone. They had to have escorts. They weren’t allowed to ride in cars.” Students complained in the 1970’s when the state university system moved programs to Armstrong, the crosstown perennial subject of possible mergers with SSU. And in the 1980’s, students took their complaints to the ballot box. Al Williams and Jesse Blackshear made history by running for office while in school. So this isn’t just campus history. It’s Savannah history. “I really came to appreciate all that the university has done and its influence on Savannah,” he says. I agree. It’s fascinating. I just think there’s a special pair of scissors somewhere on campus for officials to send the name “Robby Wells” down the memory hole. Wells is the white football coach who settled a claim with SSU after he alleged racial discrimination in 2010. It’s only a small episode, a few paragraphs. But that’s why they call it an unauthorized history. Exactly the kind I want! cs

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been schooled on the importance of eating a substantial breakfast. But millions of people routinely skip breakfast and it doesn’t seem to hurt them. In fact, we’re now hearing that periods of fasting are beneficial. So why is breakfast supposed to be such a great thing? —Rob Lewis, Langley, Washington

FUNNY YOU should mention this just now, Rob. We’re fast approaching the culmination of a five-year cycle wherein the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services draw on current scientific literature and come up with recommendations about how people should eat. Last time around, in 2010, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggested that skipping breakfast could lead to obesity, leaning on evidence like a 2007 study in which men who ate a morning meal were found less likely to gain weight. “Eat a nutrient-dense breakfast,” goes this terse recommendation, noting that breakfastskipping has been “associated with” weight gain. Hang on, you say—“associated with”? That’s even slipperier than “correlated with,” right? Buddy, you’re not alone. A 2013 paper on the “proposed effect of breakfast on obesity,” or PEBO, undertook a meta-analysis of the available research. The paper’s title is “Belief Beyond the Evidence,” if that gives you any idea of where and how strongly its authors stand on the subject; they write, “The observational literature on the PEBO has gratuitously established the association, but not the causal relation, between skipping breakfast and obesity.” They also spend a little time tracking the PEBO on its journey from the academy to the popular consciousness, finding it parroted everywhere from respected sources like the Mayo Clinic to, um, lessrespected sources like Dr. Oz. Their objections are several, but revolve (as suggested in the above quote) around the observational nature of the work they analyze— observational studies being, as their name indicates, far less rigorous than those based on that scientific gold standard, the randomized controlled trial. Helpfully, a couple teams of researchers have pitched in with RCTs over the last

several years. One such study, conducted at a New York hospital, divided obese patients into three groups; over four weeks, one got high-fiber oatmeal for breakfast, one got no-fiber Frosted Flakes, and a control cohort skipped breakfast altogether. Turned out that the no-breakfast crew lost a little weight compared to the other two. A study published in 2014 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition arrived at a similar conclusion. (How this will affect the 2015 Dietary Guidelines is impossible to know, but the advisory-committee report that comes out ahead of the guidelines keeps mum on the association between breakfast-skipping and obesity. “I just don’t think it surfaced as a priority question,” the committee chair told the Washington Post. ) Those New York researchers did find higher cholesterol levels in breakfast-skippers, which suggests to me that “Does it or doesn’t it make you fat?” is not the apposite question here, though in recent years it’s one that’s preoccupied nutritionists and, as those federal guidelines indicate, policymakers. There’s plenty of other health benefits breakfast has to recommend to it: regular consumption of the meal has been linked to lower risks of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, for instance. Of course, in my tender youth, it wasn’t like my mother was telling me to eat a good breakfast so I’d have better cholesterol in middle age. Rather, kids get some hazy bromide about “feeding your brain.” So what about that? Well, a 2013 lit review in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience found that the available information “may indicate that children who eat breakfast are more able to concentrate, pay attention and are more alert at school.” On the other hand, it also noted that much of the research (again) lacked “scientific rigor”: beyond the subjective nature of evaluating kids’ classroom behavior, you’ve got major confounding factors like socioeconomic status. But what if, as you suggest, we rebrand breakfast-skipping as fasting, in accordance with new diet trends? The jury’s still out. The case has been made that skipping breakfast—i.e., de facto fasting—increases the stress on your body such that it can result in insulin sensitivity, then diabetes, then high blood pressure, etc. The case has also been made (via work with mice, at least) that skipping a meal increases stress on the body such that cells build important defenses, and the skippers end up leaner and healthier. Maybe by 2020 the feds will have something to offer this discussion; maybe by 2025 it’ll even be right. cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via


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2015 Sav/Chatham County Homicide Total through Sunday Nov. 15: (15 solved)

Suspect surrenders in Sterling Street murder

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Reginald Johnson, 26, after a Wednesday night shooting on Sterling near Wheaton Street, that claimed the life of John Williams, 22. On Thursday afternoon Johnson turned himself in at Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Headquarters. He was arrested without incident and charged with murder. At about 8:19 p.m. Metro responded to the scene where Williams was found suffering from a gunshot wound. Williams was transported to Memorial University Medical  Center where he was pronounced deceased. “Investigators believe Williams was shot during a verbal altercation with Johnson. Detectives also believe, this altercation may have stemmed from an ongoing feud between the two men,” police say.  Johnson is described as a black male standing 6 feet and weighing roughly 140 pounds. He drives a white 2007 Chevrolet Impala or Malibu. Johnson frequents Fred

Two weekend homicides

Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a homicide at West 45th and Montgomery streets. “The shooting occurred approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. Emanuel Simmons, 31, was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The investigation is ongoing,” police say. Detectives are also investigating a fatal Saturday morning shooting on 57th and Montgomery streets. “At about 12:58 a.m. Metro responded to Candler Hospital, where Robert Brown, 18, arrived in a privately owned vehicle seeking care of a gunshot wound. Brown succumbed to his injuries,” police say. “Detectives are now looking for a white Chevrolet Camaro. Circumstance leading up to this shooting remain under investigation.”

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“The vehicle was last seen traveling west on East 57th street toward Waters Avenue. The suspect is described as black male in his early 20s, with a dark complexion and unkempt Afro. Investigators believe the victim and suspect may be acquainted.”

Wessels Homes. Johnson faces murder charges. He is believed to be armed and dangerous. Any citizen who sees Johnson should not approach him, but should call 911 immediately.

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Detectives are investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting on the 1100 block of East 57th Street, that left Carlos Roundtree, 18, with a non-life threatening injury. At about 1:30 p.m. Metro responded to the scene and found Roundtree suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center. “Roundtree was reportedly riding his bike when a suspect in a gray Ford F-150 opened fire,” police say.

Police have initiated a death investigation “after the body of an unidentified adult female was found inside of a residence near Mad Turkey Crossing and Romerly Road on Friday,” police say. “At about 1:15 p.m. Metro officers discovered the body during a welfare check at the residence. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.” Metro’s Violent Crimes detectives, patrol officers, Forensics Unit and Animal Control responded to the scene. The Chatham County Coroner also responded. cs

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina, declared an emergency on Oct. 30 when one of its soldiers had the bright idea to arrive for a Halloween party on base dressed as a suicide bomber, with realistic-looking canisters in a wired vest. Gates to the post (headquarters of Army special forces and airborne troops) immediately went into extended lockdown, and a bomb-disposal team was called. The soldier’s name was not released.

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• The Blackhead Whisperer: Upland, California, dermatologist Sandra Lee is a social media cult figure with a massive audience on YouTube, where her cystand pimple-popping videos (charmingly, soothingly narrated) have garnered 170 million views. (The “Popping” community, on the site, has more than 60,000 members.) Dr. Lee admits longing for “the perfect blackhead,” which to her apparently means one that is photogenic and slides out easily from its snug epidermal home. Several “Popping” fanatics told a Washington Post reporter that watching the videos is therapy for anxiety, but one fan (a “Mr. Wilson”) apparently gets his “therapy” by submitting videos of his own — unsoothing — oil-laden bursts. • While hopeful Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero seeks funding to perform the first ever head “transplant” (with a patient already lined up), Australian doctor Geoff Askin (the country’s “godfather of spinal surgery”) recently successfully “reattached” the head of a 16-month-old boy who was badly injured in a traffic accident. The toddler’s head was described as internally “relocated” and reset onto the vertebra, using wire and rib tissue to graft the head back in place. (Nonetheless, the operation was widely regarded as a “miracle.”)

Police Report

“Police Squad!” Lives On: (1) Hugo Castro, 28, wanted for questioning in October in San Jose, California, after his girlfriend was stabbed to death, helpfully presented himself at county jail. The sheriff’s deputy listened — and then suggested Castro go find a San Jose police officer. (Castro did, and the deputy was subsequently reassigned.) (2) New Hampshire state police laid down spiked “stop sticks” in November to slow down a fleeing Joshua Buzza,

37, near Greenland, New Hampshire. Buzza was apprehended, but not before he managed to avoid the sticks while goading the drivers of three squad cars over them (flattening several tires).

Great Art!

Recent Architectural Triumphs: (1) A 33-year-old Frenchman erected a stone table with benches over his mother’s grave marker, so that he and friends could enjoy munchies and wine as he “talked” to her. (2) For the annual German Ruhrtriennale Festival in September, Atelier Van Lieshout created a temporary hotel structure that appeared from the street (even to the non-aroused) to be a couple having “doggy style” sex (to make a statement, a reviewer said, about “the power of humanity over the natural world”). (3) A homeowners’ association in Winter Haven, Florida, petitioned Steven Chayt to remove the 24-by12-foot chair he had built in his backyard as an art project — especially because of the hole in the seat — making it, said one neighbor, “essentially a toilet.”

Finer Points of the Law

Daniel Darrington was spared a murder conviction in October even after admitting intentionally shooting Rocky Matskassy at point-blank range to “relieve his suffering.” The Melbourne, Australia, jury decided that Matskassy, in pain from an earlier accidental shooting, was indeed already dead when Darrington shot him. However, under the law of the state of Victoria, it is still “attempted murder” because Darrington believed that Matskassy was still alive when he pulled the trigger.

Leading Economic Indicators

Dealt a Lemon, Make Lemonade: Puerto Rico’s murder/voluntary manslaughter rate is four times higher than that in the 50 states, creating a “pool of (organ) donors in the 18-to-30 age range unmatched in the mainland,” according to an October Reuters report. Government officials hope creating a thriving transplant industry will bring Puerto Rico out of its economic

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• A Liberty, Missouri, sheriff’s deputy politely declined to identify the local man who created the sound of rapid gunfire on Oct. 13 when a “controlled” garbage burn escalated. The man decided to try extinguishing the fire by driving back and forth over it in his van, but the tires caught fire, and in addition to the van’s having a gas tank, it also carried an undisclosed amount of firearms ammunition. The van was a total loss, but the sheriff’s department said it doubted there would be an insurance claim filed. • Wait, What? Even though Darren Paden, 52, confessed almost immediately upon his 2013 arrest for a 10-year, 200-plus-episode pattern of sexual abuse of a girl that began when she was 4, many Dearborn, Missouri, townspeople, astonishingly, turned on her and not him. Paden, volunteer fire chief in the 500-person town, is apparently a beloved neighbor with a lifetime of good deeds, leaving the victim, now 18, largely “ostracized” and called a liar, according to an October Kansas City Star report. Even some who accept that crimes were committed fear excessively punishing a “good man” (who, in one example offered by a neighbor, saved a man from being stomped to death by a cow). Nonetheless, in October, the judge sentenced Paden to 50 years in prison.

Least Competent Criminal

Recurring Theme: In October, Rezwan Hussain, 29, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for the illegal drugs enterprise he ran from his mother’s basement in Rochdale, England. He had apparently avoided detection until March, when the Greater Manchester police arrived to question his brother. Hussain said his brother wasn’t home, and they left, but a frightened Hussain ran upstairs and began tossing 500 pounds of drugs out the window in preparation for his getaway. However, police had

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Members of the New Orleans Vampire Association are not, of course, like Dracula or those “Twilight” characters, but rather people who are convinced that consuming other people’s blood prevents illness or provides energy — and thus seek “donors” to sit for regular or occasional slicings or pin pricks for friendship, or money or sex. Though some members have gone fullgothic in dress and lifestyle (as described in an October Washington Post report), an academic researcher studying the community has concluded that the vampires generally exhibit no signs of mental illness.

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Another human was shot by his dog — this time in October in Kosciusko County, Indiana. Allie Carter’s pooch had wandered over to Carter’s shotgun on the ground and stepped on it, firing one round into Carter’s left foot. (Bonus: Carter’s dog’s name is Trigger.) The next day, a Washington Post reporter, searching news archives, found 12 more “dog shoots human” stories reported just since 2004 (all but two from the gunintensive United States).

A News of the Weird Classic (January 2011)

Cliches Come to Life: (1) In December (2010), Mr. Alkis Gerd’son moved out of student housing at Canada’s University of Victoria, which had been his home since 1991 (even though he had not taken a class in 13 years). Gerd’son claims various stress disorders (over, perhaps, finding a job?) and had until then stymied efforts to evict him by filing claims before human rights tribunals. (2) Ricardo West, a professional Michael Jackson impersonator (“Michael Lives! The Michael Jackson Tribute Concert”) was charged in August (2010) in Allen Park, Michigan, with 12 counts of child molestation. By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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WHEN Jason Isbell walks on stage these days, fans are quite literally seeing a changed man. In January 2012, Isbell went into rehab to kick an alcohol addiction that had been a regular part of his routine for years. He sees the results of that decision every night when he performs with his backing band, the 400 Unit. “It’s made a huge difference,” Isbell said of his sobriety in a recent phone interview. “First of all, I can hear myself. I know a lot of people don’t realize this, but the first thing to go when you’re drinking is your hearing. Obviously, by the end of the night, your vision can be blurry, too. But the hearing goes first. I was spending a lot of time yelling and trying to hear myself 18 through the course of the night. Now I

don’t have that problem. I feel like it’s been really good for my voice. My voice is a lot stronger, a lot younger sounding than it was a few years ago. And I have little bit more stamina. I’m in much better shape than I was when I was drinking.” Isbell also can deliver some of his best shows because his songwriting has hit new heights on the two albums he has made since going through rehab—2013’s Southeastern and Something More Than Free, which was released on July 17. Southeastern was a watershed album for Isbell, who began his career in the Drive-By Truckers and wrote several standout songs (“Decoration Day,” “Never Gonna Change”) during his tenure in that acclaimed band from 2001 to 2007. Isbell went solo after his split with the Drive-By Truckers, releasing three solid albums—Sirens of the Ditch (2007), Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit (2009) and Here We Rest (2011)—before Southeastern

presented a different side to his music. Instead of the hard-hitting, plugged-in country tinged rock that had characterized his first three albums, Isbell, for the most part, downshifted on Southeastern into more of a spare, often acoustic setting, with a collection of sharply drawn, often lovely songs. Written in the aftermath of his decision to quit drinking—and as he was falling in love with his future wife, fellow musician Amanda Shires—the lyrics showed an unflinching honesty and provided a window into the damage his drinking lifestyle had done and how he was finding a way to a better life as a sober, recovering alcoholic. Southeastern also cemented Isbell’s reputation as one of music’s most gifted songwriters, earning him three top awards last year from the Americana Music Association—Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year for the tune “Cover Me Up.”

Given what Southeastern did for him, it would only make sense that Isbell wouldn’t break the mold created with Southeastern on Something More Than Free. And indeed, the new album sticks largely to the same acoustic-leaning, laid back sound of that previous album. But don’t think that Something More Than Free took on its musical personality because it was the right career move for Isbell. “Whatever album I’m putting out at the time is going to be exactly where I am because I’ve got to go out and play it a lot and I certainly don’t want to be up there on stage wishing I was playing something different,” Isbell said. “That’s exactly where I am at this particular time, and that might change as the years go by. But if it does, it will definitely reflect itself in the lyrics.” And Something More Than Free definitely suggests that Isbell, who is now

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happily married and had a baby girl with Shires in September, is in a decidedly better place. “I’ve become a lot more comfortable in the world, that’s for sure,” he said. “When I was writing Southeastern, I’d just recently gotten sober. For me, that was a major turning point in my life. It changed things I did on a day-today basis. My whole routine was upended. It took me some time to get used to that and figure out how do I keep myself entertained. How do I keep myself occupied, keep my hands busy? So to get through that period, I wound up reading a lot and consuming a lot of different kinds of art and practicing my own, writing songs and playing guitar. After the time period had passed and it was time to make another record, I just felt a lot more comfortable in my own skin. I had another routine that worked really well for me and I had become closer to some of my friends and family members. Even when I’m not writing on Something More Than Free from my own perspective, when the narrator is not necessarily me, I think I’m finding these characters can be a little less desperate than they’ve been on records in the past.” The new album certainly has songs that seem inspired by Isbell’s own life and experiences. “Children Of Children,” for instance, expresses first-person regret about how a mother sacrifices her own ambitions and dreams to raise her child— feeling a measure of guilt for “All those years you took from her/Just by being born.” And several songs suggest that the search for happiness and meaning concludes when a man finds that one special girl—an idea that seems close enough to Isbell’s recent life. But more often, Isbell seems to draw from sources outside of his life, using his realistic and finely detailed prose to tell stories that are flush with emotion and lived-through truths. For instance, “Speed Trap Town,” about getting out of a toosmall town and away from a state trooper father who put the speed trap into the

town, and the title song, which draws a picture of a man who is still searching for more in life, but sounds ready to accept that the work-a-day life he leads might have to be reward enough, sound like they should resonate with most any listener. As strong as Isbell is as a lyricist, he continues to show that he’s no slouch when it comes to music, either. Gently assertive countrytinged songs like “How To Forget,” “If It Takes A Lifetime,” “24 Frames” all of which come with strong vocal melodies and plenty of smartly applied instrumental touches from violinist Shires and the 400 Unit (drummer Chad Gamble, keyboardist Derry deBorja, guitarist Sadler Vaden and bassist Jimbo Hart) that nicely enhance the basic structures of the song. Isbell and the 400 Unit are now in the early stages of what figures tobe a lengthy tour cycle behind the new album. They’re playing about a half dozen songs from Something More Than Free, several tunes from Southeastern and rounding out the live set with a few songs from Isbell’s first three solo albums and tunes from his time in the Drive-By Truckers. The emphasis on newer material means the shows lean more toward quieter songs, a situation that could slow the energy of a show. But Isbell said he hasn’t had many occasions where he felt he should have rocked up his show. “I didn’t know what to expect when we first started touring behind Southeastern because you don’t want to lull anybody to sleep or lose their attention,” he said. “But it’s really been incredible how the crowds seem to be just as excited for the slow, sad songs as they are for the old rockers.” CS

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Music lovers unite: Savannah Stopover has dropped the initial lineup of the sixth annual Savannah Stopover Music Festival, to be held March 10-12, 2016! It’s a diverse mix of returning acts, upand-comers, and indie staples this year, with offerings for every musical palette. Heading up the bill is the chamberpop inflected four-piece Ra Ra Riot. Established while its founding members attended Syracuse University in New York, the band has grown above and beyond the humble house show days of 2006. With dance-synth rhythms and grooves, fans of Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, and the like will revel in Ra Ra Riot’s textural take on indie rock. They’ll arrive in Savannah after the release of their latest, Need Your Light, due out February 19 on Barsuk Records (Death Cab for Cutie, The Nada Surf, Phantogram). Darlings of the blogosphere in the late 2000s, London’s Yuck have been enjoying critical success since before some of their members even hit 20. Their lo-fi, dirtiedup pop is a melodic, catchy favorite, easily likened to Pavement and The Cure; their first-ever Savannah show will be an exciting time to hear material from their forthcoming LP. Other fresh acts to keep an eye out for include Louisville garage-punk trio White Reaper, Mothers (not to be confused with previously booked Stopover acts Mother or Single Mothers, mind you), the early Best Coast-styled and cleverly cutting Diet Cig, 20 queercore band PWR BTTM, Richmond’s

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No BS! Brass Band, and Mystery Skulls, whose show’s sure to be a killer dance party. Longtime followers of the fest may recognize some familiar names, including Hiss Golden Messenger, French Horn Rebellion, Christopher Paul Stelling, and more. Others, like Futurebirds, Great Peacock and Go!zilla, have

appeared on Stopover-produced bills outside of the festival, including Revival Fest and the great Stopover in the Yard series at The Grey. It’s a familiar venue list this go-round, too: attendees need not venture too far from the nexus of Congress Street to hit spots including Ships Of The Sea North Garden, Trinity United Methodist Church,

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In their three years as a band, Triathalon has grown from Savannah’s surf-pop teen dream to one of the most fascinating, genre-bending bands the Southeast circuit has encountered. Currently on tour in anticipation of their second LP, Nothing Bothers Me, Adam

Intrator, Hunter Jayne, Chad Chilton, and touring band members Ryan Gilliam (Fare the Gap) and Lucas Carpenter are heading back down South for a release party at Hang Fire with Crazy Bag Lady, Jeff Zagers, and Culture Vulture. Nothing Bothers Me was recorded by longtime Triathalon friend Lucas Carpenter. Over the course of the summer, the record was tracked individually, starting with drums, in various Savannah houses. Former bassist Alex Previty, who

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sent it back to us.” The real pleasant surprise on Nothing Bothers Me comes in the form of Hunter Jayne’s keyboard additions. “I think, for all of us, our taste has changed since we were making the first record,” Jayne observes. “So the whole idea of this record was to make it just as much a keyboard record as a guitar record. We’ve been trying to put it in for a while now— now we’re on the same page, as a band, to make those new sounds.” “We all want it to be weird, and it’s never really clicked as much as it has with the keys,” says Intrator. “The keyboard adds this extra sketchiness that you can’t get out of another instrument.” The concept of “sketchiness” is crucial in Triathalon, and listening back through their discography, you can hear tunes giving into that slowly over time, with Nothing Bothers Me as the pinnacle. Tones swell, guitar splashes waver askew and float unsettled, notes hit that aren’t quite right. “‘Chill Out’ is a good example of what we’re trying to do on the record,” offers Jayne. Leading with a droning bass and justoff-enough guitars, it’s a wonder David Lynch doesn’t snap “Chill Out” up to soundtrack that mythical Twin Peaks reboot. The mix of unsettling, almost

“I think, for all of us, our taste has changed since we were making the first record. So the whole idea of this record was to make it just as much a keyboard record as a guitar record. We’ve been trying to put it in for a while now—now we’re on the same page, as a band, to make those new sounds.” other-dimensional sounds against the groove of the song’s progression and Intrator’s wistful croons of “I’ve been dreaming of you” is completely captivating. “It’s a pop song, but it’s kind of sketchy and deconstructed from standard pop structure,” Jayne elaborates. “We had no idea what it’s like adding different sounds, trying to branch out and explore dimensions of music and use those, while at the same time trying to mess with them and still have pop sensibilities.” “The three of us, we’ve been playing since 2012,” he says. “It’s evolved over time; the Relationchips stuff is straightforward,

driving, surf-pop stuff, kind of garagey. I think we got more patient and desired different things out of the music we were making; it was very gradual.” “We’ve been trying to make a record like this for a really long time,” says Intrator. “And now we’re really excited to dive into stuff we’ve been getting into and older influences, too. We want to keep going even stronger.” While early Triathalon had distinctive Motown influences, the band has eased into more soulful, ‘90s R&B-inflected stylings over the years as their personal music tastes have shifted.

Exploring solo projects has enriched their playing as a band, as well; Jayne splits his time between Triathalon and his garage duo Wet Socks, and Intrator’s been gigging as Hawaiin Boi, a soulful solo project involving a loop pedal, guitar, and reverb-heavy mic. “[Hawaiin Boi] influenced what we ended up doing together in coming up with new ideas for Triathalon,” says Jayne. “That was a way to get ideas,” Intrator says of the project. “A loop pedal is a great way to get ideas out and try new stuff.” The solo pursuit’s produced some material for future Triathalon releases as well—but for now, the band is excited to release Nothing Bothers Me, plan their spring tour, and get back to Savannah. “We’re just excited about it,” says Intrator of the album release party. “It’s cool to come home and play. Jeff Zagers will be playing, who played on our album, Crazy Bag Lady’s going to rip it up, Culture Vulture, everyone loves that band—it’ll be a good show.” CS

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You’ve seen him tearing it up at Jinx happy hour with Damon and the Shitkickers, smoking everybody with incredibly guitar work in The Grand Gestures, and bringing the house down with his rock ‘n’ outfit Tonto: Anders Thomsen is Savannah’s secret weapon, a versatile luminary on six strings. With an impressive career that began when he was a 14-year-old in Michigan playing with Billboard-charting band The Woolies, Thomsen shows his diverse of musical education on his new LP, Anders Thomsen with The Downtown Sheiks. An alt-country record with Americana undertones, honky-tonk attitude, and sprinkling of all-American rock ‘n’ roll sensibilities, it’s an excellent showcase of one of the Lowcountry’s finest players. We chatted with Thomsen about his musical roots, giving up guitar for a decade, and his triumphant return. When did you start working on the album? I think a year and a half ago is when I started with Charlie [Hodge, former bassist of Damon and the Shitkickers] when he was still in town. I just thought I ought to make an album for some reason, because I hadn’t done it in a while, and me and Charlie and Rufus had been playing out as a three-piece. Those are some songs I’d written in six months leading up to when we started. I’ve been writing a lot lately; I forget how much I like writing songs. The Tonto album that never came out, I wrote all the songs on that; that was a good warm-up to get me into writing songs again. What got you back into writing? Was it Tonto?

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guitar. When Damon’s old guitar player Matt moved, I think Igor [Fiksman, pedal steel player in Damon and the Shitkickers] knew that I was in town, and they asked if I wanted to play. I thought, ‘It’s been long enough, let’s give it a try.’ When I started playing with them, I hadn’t played any gigs in 10 years. Why is that? Well, my band the Ex-Husbands broke up—or whatever. We never actually broke up. I got married to Sarah...the band kind of split up for a summer. We did a lot of touring; we were in the van all the time. Everyone was kind of sick of that, which we probably would have gotten over, but then we just never got back together. Then Sarah and I left the country for several years, lived in Australia, then when we finally came back we had a baby that we stole from a dingo, and we came back in 2007 or something, 2008. And then nobody asked until Damon. Not that I would have expected anybody to, I just wasn’t thinking about it. I was happy not doing it, but I’m glad to be back. It really worked out well, taking that time off—which I wouldn’t have believed you if you told me. But it was good.

Were you still playing on your own? I didn’t even play the guitar. That is so wild. You’ve got such chops, I can’t imagine taking that kind of break. What was it like coming back? There’s still a lot of muscle memory, I suppose, but it took some time to get back to where I was before or as I remember it. I feel like being away from it so long, it’s all new again. It’s like starting to play but already knowing how, you know? It’s exciting; I’m having a ball playing and I’m playing as much as I can with as many different people as I can. As corny as it sounds, it made me realize what a gift it is to play music. It didn’t feel like it was something that was missing in the time. Before I quit, I’d played for 17 years so it was a lot. How did you start playing? I imagine it was my older sister…she bought the single ‘Beth’ by Kiss. And the flip side of that single was ‘Detroit Rock City.’ And that’s when I learned what it was all about. That was it. Then, I had an imaginary band with my friend Jeff for several years—we’d jump around and pretend to play along with Kiss

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records. Then I got really lucky and got in a band that played gigs with a bunch of older guys and it was a blues band and I played gigs in front of people and made money. I started pretty young, about 14. I played with that band about three years and learned a lot; the guy that led the band, he was a really good teacher in certain respects. He just wanted me to play one thing very quietly, but just right. That was a really good education.

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Yeah, if you can play that, you can play anything. I was really lucky. You can sit in your bedroom and play all you want, but if you’re not playing onstage, you’re not getting any better. What brought you to Savannah? Sarah wanted to move back here; she used to run The Velvet Elvis. The Ex-Husbands would tour and play there, and that’s how we met. When Sarah and I got together, The Velvet Elvis closed around that time…we left the country and came back because this is her hometown in America.

I think you just do what you do. I just wrote those songs and recorded them as much like I heard them as you can. You could spend more time or more money doing it differently, but I don’t really see the point. I can see the point maybe in other situations to go further with production, but it doesn’t really move me that much, production. I can appreciate certain things, like T. Rex, that sounds a certain way. It’s the players and the room more so than it is now. Who will be playing with you at the show? We’ve got Maggie Evans, Rufus Bryant IV, Isaac Smith is going to come and sing some backup and play some guitar, and we’re also going to get Fredrick Hodge to come play piano, and Igor Fiksman, pedal steel extraordinaire, will play on one song. CS

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It’s always fun to see what kind of twists and perversions the Sweet Tease take on traditional performance and show style; on Saturday, they’re trying something completely new in the form of a game show. In 1, 2, 3, TEASE: The Burlesque Game Show of Chance, six Savannah and regional performers duke it out to the sound of new and classic tunes. So here’s how it works: performers are put into three brackets. During Round One, songs are picked at random, and each performer gets to pull one prop from the prop box at random, then draw from the bag of surprises. Whatever is drawn could change the song, the opponent, grant a prize to the drawer, or offer no surprise at all. Whoever leaves Round One triumphant will go on to Round Two, where they’ll perform a song picked at random when the performers arrive for call time. Performers can listen to the song as many times as they please to prepare. The top two contestants will showdown in Round Three (a tassle-off!) in which contenders can pick one prop from the prop box. Winner takes home a crown, prize package, and, of course, bragging rights. Contestants include Marquee Von Fister (Key West Burlesque), Ramona Rhapsody (Professor Whiskey’s Traveling Bizarre Bazaar from Jacksonville), Caitalina Mystique (Knoxville, TN), Lune Noirr (Girly Girl Revue, Asheville, NC), and our hometown heroine Dax ExclamationPoint! of House of Gunt. The Southeast’s lucky charm, Erin Go Brahless of the Savannah Sweet Tease, is your game show host. Surely there’s a Bob Bra-rker joke in there somewhere… Saturday, November 21, doors at 9 p.m., show at 10:30 p.m., $10

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It’s back! After the great success of last year’s ode to The Band, featuring a myriad of familiar faces on the Savannah music scene, it’s all happening again with some new guests and surprises. The Train Wrecks and Accomplices acted as the “house bands” in last year’s collaboration. Charlotte, North Carolina’s The New Familiars, longtime friends of Savannah, are at the helm this year, with Paxton Willis (Kota Mundi), Patrick Caroll (Les Racquet), Velvet Caravan’s Eric Dunn, Jared Hall, and Sasha Strunjas, Kevin Rose (GAM, Superhorse, Elevated Basement Studios), Ray Lundy (Bottles & Cans), and Stan Ray and Matt Eckstine of The Accomplices all taking the stage throughout the evening. If you missed out last year, get this one on the calendar: it’s a night of fun, camaraderie, singalongs, and community that’s sure to warm your spirit. Wednesday, November 25, 7:30 p.m., $20, all-ages

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Ampersand Royal Johnson w/ James Lee Smith Barrelhouse South The Fritz, The Norm Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, High Velocity Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt Congress Street Social Club Blackfoot Gypsies Hang Fire Crazy Bag Lady, Jeff Zagers, Culture Vulture Jazz’d Tapas Bar Lyn Avenue Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Carroll Brown Mansion on Forsyth Park Tradewinds Rachael’s 1190 Honestlie, Beyond Intent, Obvious Signal Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio River House Ricky Standard Rocks on the Roof Southern Maple Band, Randy Cuba Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth & Kim Polote The Sentient Bean Cicada Rhythm Vic’s on The River Frank Bright and Clair Frazier The Warehouse Fig Neutrons Wild Wing Cafe Ear Candy Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Universal Sigh World of Beer (Pooler) Chuck Courtenay The Wormhole The GalaxyRocker Cosmic Dance PartyStreet Clothes, Broken Glow, Xuluprophet, Electric Ewok

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The cover of knights

From Gothic to Gotham, Dr. Grant Gearhart examines armor through the ages in free lecture

by jessica Leigh Lebos

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When facing demonic evil and sociopathic villains, most superheroes have some sort of supernatural powers to give them a leg up. Superman can fly and see through walls. Spidey can swing between buildings. Black Widow can take down men twice her size and never ages. Not Batman. Sure, he’s got awesome gadgets and ninja moves, but underneath that sinewy breastplate, he’s all human. Batman without the Batsuit is just some guy named Bruce. But the Batsuit serves as more than just a defense against bullets and fire. The snug black sheath is undeniably integral to Batman’s identity as a formidable warrior, just as chainmail and steel plates defined medieval knights of yore. “The suit is this really important evolutionary piece between Bruce Wayne and Batman. It’s the main thing that transforms him, both physically and metaphorically,” explains Dr. Grant Gearhart, assistant professor at Armstrong State University. “In a lot of ways, that parallels what happens with knights.” An expert in chivalry and medieval warfare as well as a big fan of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight film trilogy, Dr. Gearhart knows something about how armor makes the man. He’ll present historic and modern examples at “Suiting up the Hero: Armor and Identity from the Black Prince to the Dark Knight,” this Thursday, Nov. 19 in the Rotunda at the Telfair Museum. The event is the latest in Armstrong’s Moveable Feast lecture series celebrating the liberal arts and is free and open to the public. While the traditional suits of clinking iron and steel weren’t exactly impenetrable, they signified a certain super-humanness that elevated the perception of its wearers. “Armor is always present in anything chivalric with knights because it portrays this status as a warrior to onlookers and to the knight himself,” explains Dr. Gearhart of the heroes of 15th-century chronicles and stories. “In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, they train all their lives as squires, and they finally get this suit of armor that implies that they’ve made this transition from a non-warrior to a warrior.” Spotlighting the subject of one of the Telfair’s most famous paintings, Dr. Gearhart will begin his knight’s tale with 32 Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales,

better known as The Black Prince—some say for his dark-hued coat of arms, others for his cruel nature. Though painted in thoughtful repose in The Black Prince at Crécy by 19th-century American artist Julian Russell Story, the British royal is best known for leading the massacre at Limoges in 1340 that led to the reported deaths of 4000 French civilians. New evidence suggests the young knight may have captured only a few hundred soldiers that day, but either way, history has written Edward as a deft military strategist and revered leader clad in chainmail. “The Black Prince received his first suit of armor when he was 8 years old. That implies he was being groomed to be a warrior king,” says Gearhart, adding that the prince died before taking the throne. As the centuries wore on, the role of armor on the battlefield diminished as weapons became more deadly but was no less essential to knighthood and male egos. “We see how armor evolves to meet the weapons a knight would be fighting—until the early Renaissance, when gunpowder weapons had evolved enough to penetrate any kind of armor that was light enough to wear,” says the chivalric authority, who received his Ph.D. in Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature from the

Julian Russell Story’s The Black Prince at Crécy (above) helps illustrate how armor has evolved over the centures, culminating in the gear of everyone’s favorite caped crusader.


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University of North Carolina. captures the Batman’s transition from “These new adaptations in warfare discivilian to crimefighter and his difficulty placed the traditional knight and uprooted in resolving these identities. When placed the traditional idea of medieval mascuagainst history, Batman’s knightly struggle linity. Armor then takes on this aesthetic not only mirrors ancient archetypes but meaning, because even the conflict of modern combat though it wasn’t used in as well. battle, kings, princes and “It goes back to the distincknights still put it on for tion between ‘warrior’ and parade purposes. We see ‘non-warrior.’ In ancient times, how it’s developed to the when you went on a campaign, point to evoke the classic, when it was done you had Adonis-type body.” weeks of marching after the In the 16th century, battle was over with your comthe icon of “the knight rades. You were able to make in shining armor saving that transition back into society the damsel in distress” gradually,” he says. became folkloric in Euro“We’ve really blurred that pean culture and was the line with our soldiers today. comic book hero of the They can be in a firefight in the Dr. Grant Gearhart age, even though such Middle East and back in their romantic characters no living room 48 hours later.” longer (and perhaps never Gearhart acknowledges that really) existed. By the time Cervantes’ warfare continues to change as drones and Don Quixote began circulating in 1605 other unmanned weapons are employed with its famously delusional protagonist, but champions the importance of bulletsuch antiquated views of knighthood had proof gear in the military for purposes of become a distant myth. both protection and perception. However, “Cervantes said, ‘this is what it would he’s yet to see modern armor come close to really look like it you really did the things superhero standards. in these books,’” says Gearhart, adding “As far as I know, there’s nothing as that there was a sharp drop-off in chivalimpenetrable as the Batsuit in real life,” he ric romances after Don Quixote was pub- muses. lished. “He lampoons it.” “But who knows what some of our Special Yet the image of the armored warrior Forces guys are wearing these days?” cs hero persists in our collective consciousArmstrong’s Moveable Feast ness, as illustrated by Batman’s ripped Presents “Suiting up the Hero with Kevlar abs in Christopher Nolan’s films. Dr. Grant Gearhart” (With the exception of Michael Keaton’s performance, Gearhart’s eschews the Joel When: 6pm, Thursday., Nov. 19 Schumacher-directed Batman movies of Where: Telfair Museum Rotunda, 121 Barnard the 1990s, mostly because of the cheesy St. jokes.) Cost: Free Gearhart also believes Nolan best Info:


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ates three-dimensional fiber-based collages that are at once abstract and familiar. Blick Art Materials, 318 East Broughton St.

Art-Full Apprentice Artist Showcase — Enjoy the artwork by young local artists, Bolivar Matos and Bryan Harley. Over the past 12 weeks these two students have worked under the mentorship of SCAD student, Christian McKenzie, to learn orthographic drawing, sculpture, and sculpture surfacing. Thu., Nov. 19, 4:30 p.m. YMCAWest Broad St, 1110 May St.

Grace Rohland and Randee Powell — The featured artists for November are Grace Rohland, who creates one of a kind mixed media paintings and collages, and Randee Powell, a nature inspired macrame hand woven jewelry artist. Through Nov. 30. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

Between Movement and Stillness — Sara Fields presents her photographic installations. Nov. 20-23. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Museum in the Moonlight — Wander the illuminated Scarbrough and North Gardens as well as the Museum on a moonlit night while enjoying refreshments under the pavillion and live music in the Museum. Selections from Italian operas will be performed by vocalists from Savannah Voice Festival in recognition of the Sicilian heritage of Ships of the Sea’s first ship model builder, Joseph Gallettini. Free Fri., Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Myself a Memory — Tobia Makover, fine art photographer and mixed-media artists, presents her fall exhibition, curated by Marcus Kenney. Fri., Nov. 20. 201 E. Charlton, 201 E. Charlton St. FOLLOW THE MONSTERS — From murals to museums, Patch Whiskey’s bright and playful characters have engaged and delighted viewers since 2008. Opening reception “Follow the Monsters” Nov. 20, 7-10pm. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St. Ron Campbell — Ron Campbell, legendary animator/director who worked on the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, will exhibit his original Beatles cartoon art as well as painting new works during his appearance. Nov. 18-22. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

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Continuing Exhibits 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. These images reveal both human alteration and the relentless encroachment of the forces of nature on a structure in the rural Southern landscape throughout the changing seasons. All the images included in this body of work were created using a traditional 35mm camera and film. Each photograph is framed using moulding of various age and condition. Through Nov. 30. Southern Pine Co., 616 E. 35th 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.

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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. Mickalene Thomas at Giverny — The dazzling mixed-media works of Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) combine rhinestones with acrylic and oil paints to create compositions that often reference iconic works of art from nineteenth-century Europe. In her reimagined renderings, the artist replaces the European subjects of these images with powerful and glamorous African American women, inviting questions about conventional beauty, racial identity, and the traditional art historical narrative. Through Jan. 3, 2016. jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York 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. jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.


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Grits, gravy and gratitude

Narobia’s on Habersham returns with food for heart and soul by Jessica Leigh Lebos

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Any morning except Sundays, you’ll find folks lined up at Narobia’s Grits & Gravy, patiently waiting to place their orders at the register. Every time owner and head cook Renée Reid announces, “order up!” someone’s face lights up like they just won a prize. “Ooo-eee, this smells good!” grins one happy customer as Reid hands him a stack of to-go clamshells. Everyone else nods and smiles, knowing their turn is coming. Lately, the queue has been longer and more excited than usual, as Narobia’s recently re-opened after a several-month hiatus. The lapse caused a small panic among loyal customers, who seem to be ordering double to make up for lost mealtime. “We were just closed for renovations,” explains Sieda Narobia Reid, Renee’s daughter and front-end manager. “We weren’t gone, just away for a minute!” The soul food restaurant on Habersham has been steadily serving up breakfast and brunch fare since 2010 and was in need of serious upgrades, says Sieda, and it was easier to shut down and do them all at once. In the interim, the family decided to shut down its other location on Ogeechee Road for good and focus on midtown. New paint, tile and stainless steel all gleam in the open kitchen, but the menu remains the same—much to the relief of the folks in line. Narobia’s signature creamy grits— served from a massive pot and doused in seasoned gravy—accompany the breakfast plates ($6-9), which also come with a couple of eggs-how-you-like-‘em and a steaming biscuit. Omelets, hotcakes, and French toast keep the crew busy all morning, followed by sandwiches ($2.50-5.50) and mixed green salads ($8) come lunchtime. For sure, such traditional comfort food is good for the soul, but it’s usually not so easy on the ventricles of the heart with its reliance on pork fat to flavor those favorites dishes. But Narobia’s has the distinction of being completely pork-free: The gravy’s tasty kick comes from nothing but Renée’s special combination of spices, and the only kind of bacon you’ll find here is turkey. “We’re striving to help people make healthier choices,” says Renée, who is not revealing her special secret to get her turkey bacon perfectly crispy.

Narobia’s owner Renée Reid serves up soul food with a healthy twist on Habersham. Photos by jon Waits/@jwaitsphoto

“We need to become more moderate in our eating habits, and we want to help people adapt.” Judging from the bustle, no one seems to miss the extra cholesterol. Dominating the menu instead are beef, lamb and seafood entrées, including tilapia grilled or fried ($8), wild salmon filets ($8.95) and crab stew ($8), developed from the years Renée put in at Palmer’s Seafood on Wilmington Island. “Got to give credit there,” she instructs.

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“That’s where I learned all my sauté skills.” About half of Narobia’s customers take their food to go, and the rest settle into a few tables and the row of booths along the wall. There’s additional seating on the covered deck out back, another part of the new upgrade. But in the midst of recovered seats and shiny new appliances, one of Narobia’s most important traditions endures: Thanksgiving morning, Renee, Sieda and the rest of the Reid family will come in early to prep free meals for all. That’s right: No one gets charged for their orders, which means the line will be longer than usual. It also means a long day for the cook, but she doesn’t mind at all. “I’ve always made a big breakfast on Thanksgiving. It started out years ago as a way to keep my kids at home and as a tribute to my Grandma Lucy, who loved to gather up everybody,” says Renée. “Now it’s a way we can give back to the community. We’re just really grateful to be here.” cs

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Front-end manager and namesake Sieda Narobia Reid keeps the line moving every day except Sunday. Photos by Jon Waits/@ jwaitsPhoto

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Savannah has a lot of craft beer options and those options are growing all the time. But sometimes it’s good to get away and try new brews. Just down the road is another burgeoning craft beer site, Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville is home to several excellent breweries and some top-notch beer centric restaurants. Take an easy craft beer road trip this year to quench your thirst for new brews.

Aardwolf Brewing

Aardwolf has the best brewery name ever. They describe its origins best on the site: “An aardwolf (Proteles cristata) is a small, insectivorous mammal, native to East and Southern Africa. Its name means “earth wolf” in the Afrikaans/Dutch language. The Latin word for “hops” (Humulus Lupulus) also translates in English to “earth wolf .” You have to love that. The curious thing about Aardwolf’s space is that the brewing aspect is not as obvious as in other brewer tasting rooms, usually all that showy stainless steel is part of the décor but not here. The taproom is still a beautiful place but it feels more like the taproom came first and the brewery was secondary. Housed in a converted icehouse the taproom features lots of exposed brick, industrial looking lighting and a steel top bar. It’s a hip space with a lot of energy and a good feel. The beer is not secondary though. Aardwolf is making some exciting beers and this year won a Great American Beer Festival Bronze medal for its Belgian pale Ale

so successful they have spun off their own full production brewery. The pub still keeps its fifteen barrel system running and brewing up some interesting experimental brews. Engine 15 is a fantastic spot to stop on the way to the Jacksonville beaches.

Kickbacks Gastropub

Much of Jacksonville’s craft beer community is centered on King Street in the Riverside neighborhood. Claiming to have one of the largest beer selections in the world Kickbacks is a destination for serious beer drinkers. They have 204 taps and over 1000 different bottled beers, that’s a lot of beer. Kickbacks also has cellar with around 100,000 bottles of vintage bottles. All that beer and the menu is pretty great too.

Green Room Brewing

Of the seven craft breweries located in Jacksonville Green Room is the closest to the beach. Greenroom has the feel of a bar, though it’s a friendly open space where dogs and children are encouraged. The space is divided into two smaller areas. The front holds the tasting area and several tables. In the back is a smaller area that houses plenty of board games and a ping-pong table. This is just off the brewing area so you can watch the brewers work their magic as you relax with a beer.


Pizza and beer go hand in hand so it should come as no surprise that one of Jacksonville’s best breweries is affiliated some of Jacksonville’s best pizza. Brewers

Top: Engine 15; Above: Aardwolf Brewing.

Pizza and Pinglehead Brewing are one in the same. Pinglehead is a small brewery with tag line is “beer with attitude” Both the beers and the restaurant they live up to that philosophy. With 32 taps and 50 bottles of craft beer available ordering is no simple task but a sampler and good pizza should cover anyone’s appetites.

Engine 15

Engine 15 is a great beach area restaurant. They have a small but excellent pub style menu and 50 taps. Engine 15 started out as a small brewpub but they have been

Beer 30

Georgia’s distributions list is growing all the time but one of the great parts of a beercation is trying new beers, and even better is bringing some of that beer love back home. You can stock up on a few bottles at Beer 30. Located on King Street, just down from Intuition Brewing, Bold City Brewing and Kickbacks. Beer 30 has a great selection and a knowledgeable staff. They are everything you would want in a neighborhood bottle shop. Just remember to share some of that beer you come home with, beer karma is a real thing. cs

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/// Based on the bestselling book by Emma Donoghue, Room is unique among movies that I greatly admire and respect: I have no desire to ever watch it again. In that regard, it joins the likes of United 93 and Irreversible, other tough sells that demand to be seen due to their potency and artistry but don’t especially lend themselves to repeat performances (countless people also place Requiem for a Dream in this category but, for whatever reason, that’s a movie I never grow tired of viewing). But make no mistake: Room should not be missed, and for all the unease it stirs, it’s ultimately a powerful tale of that indestructible love that can exist between mother and child. The film begins in the room of the title. Five-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his mom Joy (Brie Larson) live there, and only there. They are never allowed to leave the confines of the room, and their only contact with the outside world is a man Joy calls Old Nick (Sean Bridgers), whose regular visits entail him bringing muchneeded supplies to Joy and Jack and having sex with a repulsed Joy while Jack sleeps in the closet. It’s not long before it’s made clear that Old Nick kidnapped Joy seven years prior, when she was a teenager, locking her up in his backyard shed and raping her on a regular basis. Jack was the result of one of those assaults, but Joy doesn’t view him as belonging in any way to Old Nick. He’s her son, and she doesn’t want Old Nick even looking at the boy, much less talking to him. Joy has tried to escape from

the room before, always unsuccessfully. But with Jack growing older and Old Nick growing more surly, she figures the time is ripe for her most concerted effort yet. The sordidness of the situation makes for an uneasy and unshakable atmosphere, yet not once does the film feel exploitative in any manner. For that, credit Donoghue (adapting her own novel), director Lenny Abrahamson, and the two formidable performances anchoring the film. Larson matches and maybe exceeds her career-best work in Short Term 12 with a remarkably complicated personification as a young woman who was cheated out of some of her best years and is constantly forced to overlay her anger and insecurities with a hardened determination to survive and to protect. As for Tremblay, he delivers an instinctive performance completely devoid of the studied mannerisms and pleas for audience acceptance that are invariably found in the work of most child actors. His Jack whiplashes between being lovable and being bratty, between being an angel and being an annoyance. That’s a real kid being presented on the screen, and the film benefits immeasurably from it. Despite my hesitance, perhaps I will watch Room again, if only to again bask in the exemplary turns of its leading players and marvel at their unforced rapport (you really believe they could be mom and son). But I’m in no rush—for now, the movie is still sticking to me, like a sweat-soaked T-shirt after a night of dark, distressed dreams.


/// The world needed a CGI version of Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts as much as it needed yet another unwatchable Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. The world has received both, and while not even the savory promise of seeing Donald Trump fed coif-first to a shark could entice me to see the Alvin odyssey The Road Chip, The Peanuts Movie turns out to be a pleasant surprise – and a great relief. The continuing adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang haven’t been rendered in the soulless mode of computer graphic imagery that in the past has perverted such toon creations as Mickey Mouse and Spongebob Squarepants. Instead, working from a script by Cornelius Uliano and (here’s the key) Schulz’s son and grandson, Craig Schulz and Bryan Schulz respectively, director Steve Martino and his team of animators have created the basic character outlines via slick CGI but have lovingly kept the crude facial features as simple and as expressive as those in Schulz’s comic strips and on the various TV specials. The crispness of these visuals is matched by the smartness of the script, which includes all the relevant touchstones (the baseball mound, the Red Baron, the adults’ unintelligible gibberish, “It was a dark and stormy night”) while adding some delightful shout-outs to the franchise’s storied history. As one example, the moving company Mendelson & Melendez is a nod to Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez, the creators

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of those beloved Peanuts TV specials. Speaking of Melendez, he provided the “voices” (laughs, wails, etc.) of Snoopy and Woodstock for 40 years, and although he passed away in 2008, he’s the one heard in the movie, with Martino and co. graciously choosing to utilize his old recordings in the service of this new project. It’s a beautiful gesture, right in line with the general goodwill – and good grief – provided by this pleasant picture.

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 SPECTRE still has time to right itself, // but the subsequent set-pieces are alterWhile it might feel like the specter of nately jumbled, silly and tiresome, with SPECTRE has been with us throughthe final bang coming off as a pale whimout all five decades-plus of James Bond’s per to that excellent opening. It’s too bad, cinematic exploits, the actuality is that because what SPECTRE provides during pesky copyright issues prevented this its initial two hours is sound—and potent league of extraordinarily evil gentlemen, enough to still earn this a modest recoman international organization headed by mendation. The subtle references to past one Ernst Stavro Blofeld, from appearing franchise entries are pleasant, and the in any of the James Bond films since that strain of sly humor frequently found in the initial 10-year stretch when Sean Conseries is present here. nery essayed the role (though there is that The great cinematographer Roger clever opening from the 1981 Roger Moore Deakins doesn’t return following his entry For Your Eyes Only, where a nameOscar-nominated stint on Skyfall, but the less bald villain in a wheelchair gets uncer- picture’s nevertheless in excellent hands, emoniously dumped down a chimney). with ace DP Hoyte Van Hoytema (Her, But agreements have been reached, Interstellar) nailing every visual beat papers have been signed, money has (there’s a wide tracking shot during the switched hands, and now the outfit (whose opening scene that’s staggering to behold). acronym stands for Special Executive for And while Guardians of the Galaxy’s Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge Dave Bautista (as the brutish henchman and Extortion) finds itself back for active Hinx) is the only cast newcomer to make duty in SPECTRE, the 24th film in the an impression—Waltz is shockingly bland established 007 canon—and, alas, the as the Bond master villain, nowhere near first Daniel Craig outing to qualify as a as menacing as Inglourious Basterds’ grindisappointment. ning Nazi, while Lea Seydoux is the dullest The pre-credits sequence, set in Mexico Bond woman in a long time—repeat perCity during the Day of the Dead celebraformers like Harris, Whishaw and Jesper tions, gets the movie off to an exciting Christensen (as the elusive Mr. White) start. Bond’s brief time south of the borcontinue to register strongly. der finds him foiling a stadium explosion, As for Craig, he’s still the best Bond since wrestling with a villain for control of a Connery, though it’s uncertain how much spiraling helicopter, and locating the clues longer he’ll remain with the franchise. He necessary to continue his globetrotting— certainly needs to hang around for at least and, it should be noted, completely unsanc- one more picture, as it would be unfortutioned—mission that remains a secret from nate if his swan song turned out to be an M (Ralph Fiennes) and all other special entry that, while overall enjoyable, doesn’t branch operatives with the eventual excep- quite capture the spirit of the series’ alltions of Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) time highs. and Q (Ben Whishaw). Bond’s sleuthing   OUR BRAND IS CRISIS ultimately uncovers a criminal network // whose leader, Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz), sports some interesting ties to The 2005 documentary Our Brand Is his own past. Crisis related how James Carville and his Craig’s previous Bond pictures—the team were hired to put candidate Gonzalo superb Casino Royale, the criminally Sanchez de Lozada over the top in the 2002 underrated Quantum of Solace and the Bolivian presidential election. For some supremely satisfying Skyfall—were all of reason, the new fictionalization sporting a piece, with plot elements carrying over the same title changes names and even a into each subsequent film and the movies gender, so we’re basically left with Sandra working beautifully as a self-contained Bullock playing James Carville. trilogy. The decision to shoehorn SPECHer character, “Calamity” Jane Bodine, TRE into that narrative proves to be a is a political strategist with a rocky disastrous one, as a perfectly engaging 120 resume, but she’s nevertheless up to the or so minutes is then run into the ground challenge of trumpeting a candidate continues on p. 42 for a wince-inducing final half-hour of



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(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.


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/// 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 42 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 small screen, it would have been breathlessly hyped as a “Television Event”; at 122 minutes on the big screen, it’s still a noteworthy achievement, even if it only partly gets Jobs done.  


// 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).


//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.


//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.


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

Activism & Politics

Drinking Liberally Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. A gathering of Liberals for an informal discussion of politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and the world around us. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free third Thursday of every month. (912) 341-7427. drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. Savannah Area Young Republicans Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. Savannah Libertarians Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. 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. 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: Info is also available at AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. 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 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. or (912) 3443224. Through April 15, 2016. about. 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. Oatland Island Seeks Memories and Recollections for 40th Anniversary Oatland Island Education Center is looking for memories of Oatland Island in honor of their 40th anniversary. People who were part of the Youth Conservation Corp that helped to build Oatland Island Education Center in the 1970’s. Great memories from field trips. Special family memories of Oatland Island. Send your photos and stories to memories@ Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-395-1500.


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.

Happenings is Connect Savannah’s listing of community events, classes and groups. Visit our website at to submit a listing. We reserve the right to edit or cut listings due to space limitations. Chatham Jewelers, 1 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. $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. 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@

Classes, Camps & Workshops

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. 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. 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; entry for non-members is $15. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. 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@ 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 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@ 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. 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. 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.. 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. 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 coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, 2222 Sedwick Drive. Decorating for the Holidays with Natural Materials Join our naturalist as she teaches you how to use magnolia, holly, and pine to create swags, wreaths, and tablescapes using natural materials. Create a beautiful decoration for your home, just in time for Thanksgiving. Bring a clear glass jar to make a cute candle holder. Older children may participate with a parent present. $5 Sun., Nov. 22, 2 p.m. FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. 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:

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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@ Egyptian Oriental Dance Workshops, Performance and Lecture with Joana Saahirah Egyptian Oriental Dancer Joana Saahirah will be coming to Savannah to teach a weekend full of workshops, lectures, and performances. See website for full details. $10 Lecture/Performance Ticket Saturday, See website for workshop prices. Fri., Nov. 20, 5-8 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & 8-11 p.m. 770 826 0581. orientaldreamsworkshops@ Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Empowering HR to Communicate Effectively Designed for business leaders and HR practitioners and submitted for SHRM and HRCI credit, this 2-hour workshop will examine effective communication that occurs in personal interaction, online, in print and in public speaking/presentations. Success or failure in a professional setting, particularly one as interactive as human resources, often hinges on an understanding and application of effective communication techniques. These skills grow with discipline and practice.The need for effective communications in the workplace is one that never diminishes, but as your proficiency grows, it becomes integrated in the culture of the organization — it’s the way we do business. $75 Wed., Nov. 18, 8:30-10:30 a.m. 912-651-2005. academics. professionaldevelopment/empoweringhr-to-communicate-effectively/. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. 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. 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. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons Emphasis on theory, reading music, and 44 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. 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. 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. 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. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. 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. Photography Classes Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. Piano Lessons Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. 912-312-3977. ongoing. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Piano Voice-Coaching Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. Pole Fitness Classes Pole dancing is a beautiful artform, and a combination of dance, flexibility and

gymnastics. Pole dancing has quickly become one of the most popular forms of fun and exercise for women. It can help you lose weight, gain beautiful muscle tone, make you stronger than ever and build confidence like no other form of exercise can. Join us on Tuesday nights and get fitter and stronger than you’ve ever been, with this amazing full body workout. Schedule TBA $20 Every other Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. 912-9881052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. 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. 19, 6:307:30 p.m. 912-484-0675. nszychowski@ 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. edu. ce/programs/professionaldevelopment/ shrmcert/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Soul Progression Yoga In this practice of yoga, we use the asanas(postures) as an artistic expression of ourselves as we open our hearts, physically and energetically to set the foundation with an intention for having a more open heart in our daily life. This class offers a deeply rooted spiritual foundation integrating alignment techniques and enlightening messages woven throughout

the practice. Open to all Levels Class Prices: Ongoing classes: $15 drop in. 5 Class card: $70 (3 month expiration) 10 Class card: $130 (4 month expiration) Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-308-3410. yogamelynn@ Branches Yoga Center, 242St.4 Drayton.

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. cgc. 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. 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. 912-596-

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1962. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 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 Mondays. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 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. 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. 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. 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. Savannah Go Green Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. Savannah Newcomers Club Open to women who have lived in the

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Tuesdays 6-9pm and Wednesdays 9:30-12:30am. $60/4-session package or $20 drop-in fee. At the Studio School. ongoing. 912-484-6415. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. 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. 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.. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. 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. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

Savannah Veggies and Vegans Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. Waving Girls--Smocking Arts Guild of America The Waving Girls welcomes smockers and all those who create fine heirloom items. At each meeting there is an opportunity to learn and share our work. The group makes over 100 “wee care” gowns for memorial hospital each year. fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912 536 1447. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. 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.

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Comedy Night Join us for an evening of ice cream and laughter...the perfect combo for your Friday night! All ages welcome. Free Fridays, 8-10 p.m. Exit Strategy Icecreamists, 310 E Bay St. Odd Lot Improv An improv comedy show in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” $5 Mondays, 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Odd Lot Improv: On The Spot Mysteries Dinner Theatre Odd Lot is teaming up with the brilliant Chefs of Savannah Coffee Roasters to bring you a whole new dining experience. The always surprising talent of Odd Lot will perform a fully interactive Friday night Murder Mystery while you dine on a delicious three course meal. Seating is at 6:30pm Friday nights. Reservations are strongly recommended. Four actors and three courses all for $40. It’s certain to be a

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13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. Concert: An Evening of Baroque: Handel, Bach and Vivaldi Featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria in collaboration with the Savannah Children’s Choir and alumni soloists in honor of their 10th anniversary season. The Philharmonic Chorus with local soprano Heidi Bindhammer and baritone Russell Watkins present Bach’s Cantata No. 192 “Nun danket alle Gott.” Savannah Philharmonic musicians are the featured soloists in Marcello’s Oboe Concerto and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. $16 to $75 Thu., Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Concert: Collin Raye Country artist Collin Raye was one of the true hitmakers of the 90s and continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness signature to his vocals. $35 in advance, $40 at door Sat., Nov. 21, 8 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. PICKConcert: Jason Isbell The singer-songwriter brings his show to the Lucas. Sat., Nov. 21. 912-525-5050. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Concert: The Violin and the Fiddle: A Concert of Contradictions Concert includes Bach’s “Partita for Solo Violin in E Major,” Monroe’s “Jerusalem Ridge,” Beethoven’s “Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major,” Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera Highlights,” and Monti’s “Csardas.” Sun., Nov. 22, 5 p.m. Ascension Lutheran Church, 120 Bull St. PICKConcert: Thursday Night Opry The Opry will feature headlining Austinbased Americana band, Ramsay Midwood and two newly formed Georgia bands The Georgia Mountain String Band and String Magnolia. Each group will showcase their songwriting and music in this listening room environment. $10 Thu., Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Concert: Tybee City Limits Featuring Sarah Tollerson, Waits & Co., and City Hotel. $10 Sat., Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. 912-472-4790. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. The Love and Soul Experience Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission 46 $12 VIP third Friday of every month, 7:30

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Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. LUV CHILD II Pop and Punk sittin in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G! Muuy Biien, DIP, Trophy Wives, Raine Raine, The Toxic Shock, Lazanya Ontre, and Lotion in the Basket. $5 suggested donation Thu., Nov. 19, 7-10 p.m. 912-657-1122. info@ events/906280562786361/. sulfurstudios. org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street.


18th Annual SMA Angels Charity Ball Please join us for a magical evening of dinner & dancing, live & silent auction. Featuring “The Swingin’ Medallions” Band. Matt Mattingly, auctioneer, Roger Widener, dinner music. Profits will be used in the fight against Spinal Muscular Atrophy “SMA”. SMA is the No. 1 genetic killer of infants. $80 per ticket. Reserved table of ten $800 Sat., Nov. 21, 6 p.m. 912-7274762. smaangels. org. Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 Gen. McIntosh Blvd. 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. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson 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. 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. Awaken with Chakradance™ A free-flowing, meditative dance, with eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery. No dance experience or chakras knowledge needed. $20 ongoing, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ Synergistic Bodies, 7901 Waters Ave. Ballroom Group Dance Class Weekly ballroom dance classes focus on two types of dance each month. Open to partners/couples or to solos. The $35 for 4 weeks or $10 drop in Mondays, 7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. 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. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Basic Shag Lessons Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. ongoing. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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@ 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@ 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. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. LaBlast Dance Fitness Created by world renowned dancer and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” professional, Louis Van Amstel, LaBlast uniquely

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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@ Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Line Dance Party with Free Lesson Join us for our Monthly Line Dance Night! Theresa Reed will be giving a FREE lesson before your night of fun and line dancing! Ben’s Neighborhood Grill will be partnering up with us for appetizers and spirits! 8pm-10pm Admission: $10.00 per person $10 third Friday of every month, 8-10 p.m. 612.470.6683. com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio. com/Events.html. 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.. 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. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Savannah Shag Club Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing ongoing. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Sizzle: Dance and Cardio A class designed to maintain that summer body by dancing and having fun. Incorporates dance and cardio to fun, spicy songs. $10 drop in or 10 classes for $80 Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912312-3549. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive.


“Diamonds in the Rough” Diamondback Terrapin Event Join us to gain a better understanding of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s role in protecting diamondback terrapin; learn why the species is disappearing in Georgia, get close up with a terrapin, win prizes, and much more. Free Sat., Nov. 21, 12-4 p.m. 912-832-4608. Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, 5000 Wildlife Dr NW. 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. Franklin Square, Montgomery and St. Julian Streets. Awaken with Chakradance™ Thursdays Join us for a free-flowing, meditative dance and experience the healing power of Chakradance™. With eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery, Chakradance™ will take you on a spiritual journey, free the energy in your body and open you to a deeper experience of life. No dance experience or prior knowledge of the chakras is necessary. Limited to 12 participants – email to reserve a spot today! $20 Thursdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@comcast. net. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. 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. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. A Deeper Look: The Shape of Public Education in Savannah A follow-up to the most recent Monday Means Community, Educated Guests: Seven Questions on the Shape of Public Education, A Deeper Look will go further to ask, what does an equitable and equal education look like? Using the World Cafe model, participants will work in small conversation circles to address how to move forward knowing what we know. Thu., Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

The Evolution of Christmas Traditions in America Why do we hang stockings on chimneys and kiss under the mistletoe? Take a walk through history as we explore past Christmas traditions and their influence on the holiday we know today. The OwensThomas House will be decked out to help you experience the simplicity of a Regency Christmas during the tenure of the Richardsons, the growing sophistication of the antebellum customs practiced by the Owenses, and the more recognizable Victorian holiday as the Thomases would have enjoyed it. Nov. 23-Jan. 4. visit/owens-thomas-house/overview/. Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. The Gobble Wobble Charity Bar Crawl Stretch your legs, wake up from the food coma, and burn off that Thanksgiving feast as you wobble your way through the beautiful streets of downtown, Savannah, GA on Saturday, November 21, 2015. After entertaining the in-laws and preparing a festive feast for the masses, you deserve to have some fun. You can wobble, walk, or crawl your way to the finish line. The “Thirsty Turkey” List, aka scorecard, will lead you on a joyful journey to each delightful destination. We will not all travel as one large group, instead, come with your friends and “Gobble Wobble” together at your own pace. Sat., Nov. 21, 2 p.m. Congress Street Social Club, 411 West Congress St. 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 ongoing. 912525-5023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. PICKJepson Jingle Tree Lighting Libbie Summers, award-winning producer of food and lifestyle content, will partner with the museum to create a holiday tree inspired by the exhibition “Monet and American Impressionism.” Guests will enjoy music from the Savannah Children’s Choir, view the galleries, and partake of light refreshments as the tree is lit. Free and open to the public Wed., Nov. 18. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. 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 877-639-4835 in advance. Through Nov. 20. Goodwill Job Connection Center, 7220 Sallie Mood Drive. 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. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ Pantry A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Savannah Storytellers Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. 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. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work. fourth Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Under The Rainbow On Thursday nights come out to the coolest spot in Pooler for Under The Rainbow. Every week we will host a different event that will cater to those that play over, around and under the rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Unity in the Community Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. November theme: Feed the Hungry. third Saturday, Sunday of every month. River Street, River St.


$8 Community Yoga Classes Savannah Power Yoga offers a community yoga class nearly every day of the week for just $8. All proceeds support local organizations. See schedule online for details. Most classes are heated to 90 degrees. Bring a yoga mat, towel and some water. $8 Mondays-Fridays, Sundays. (912) 349-2756. info@savannahpoweryoga.

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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 or simply show up. ongoing. 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. 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. Bariatric Surgery Support Group Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-350-3438. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Barre Classes Looking for a fun way to tone and burn calories? Savannah Yoga Barre offers daily barre classes to help you reach your fitness goals. Diverse classes ensure there’s something for everyone. All levels are encouraged to attend. Start where you are and go from there. Classes start as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 6:45 p.m. $15 drop-in or use class pass ongoing. 912200-4809. 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. 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 48 America National Professional Champion

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Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. 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. 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. 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. 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. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Flying Fortress 5K | Mighty 8K Between 1942 and 1945, 350,000 young airmen answered Uncle Sam’s call and Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s request for help against the Nazis during World War II. Honor their memory by taking part in the 6th Annual Flying Fortress 5K or the

Inaugural Mighty 8K. These races raise money for the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the greatest air armada of all time. $25 - $40 Sat., Nov. 21, 8 a.m.-noon. 912-988-1836. FlyingFortress5kMighty8k. mightyeighth. org/. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave. Free Caregiver Support Group For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. Free Yoga for Cancer Patients St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. 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. 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. 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. SkidawayIsland. 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. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Nonstop Fitness Spin Class Join us every Thursday at 5:30pm for Spin. Space is limited, please call 912-349-4902 to reserve your spot and to inquire about our other classes. 10 classes for $50 Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912-349-4902. kristi@ nonstopfitnesssav. com. NonStop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave. Pilates Classes Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga Ongoing series of 6-week classes.

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

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1 Scrabble play 5 “___-daisy!” 9 Pronounce indistinctly 13 Burn cooler 14 Orange or lime, e.g. 16 Ending with soft or spy 17 “Hercules” character who got her own show 18 Locale of Universal Studios Japan 19 Slight advantage 20 “Please have a solid weave, rope!” wish? 23 On the upswing 25 L1k3 t415 t3xt 26 He announced he wouldn’t run in 2016 27 “In medias ___” 29 It’s never been done before 33 Levy for being stealthy? 35 “I couldn’t care less!” 36 “This ___ ripoff!” 37 Menzel of “Wicked” 39 Miles ___ gallon 40 Flood-prone areas 43 Clothes that don’t need people? 46 New Jersey county 47 “Your post is the best of all,” online 48 “World’s busiest airport” 49 “What ___can I say?”

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21 Sty squeal 22 Certain mortgage, informally 23 Some hair conditioners 24 Archetypes 26 Record following? 28 Be 30 Invalidate a law 31 Paints without care 32 ___ Haute, Indiana 34 “’___ the season to be jolly” 35 ___ Harbour, FL 38 Survey results between stories 41 Seeing red 42 Auto shaft 44 Pate de ___ gras 45 Cabbie’s question 47 Guys 50 Hitch in a plan 52 Brought (in), as music 53 Area below Greenwich Village 54 Mountain range between Europe and Asia 55 Boxer Oscar___ Hoya 56 Duncan toy 60 Frenzied situation 61 Kanye’s forte (other than self-promotion) 62 Super Bowl highlights? ©2015 Jonesin’ Crosswords (

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Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. SIZZLE- Dance Cardio The hottest cardio class to keep or get you in shape for summer. Sizzle is designed to give you cardio, strengthening, and stretch training that you need for that bikini body. Enroll now and get the first class free. $10.00 or $80 for 10 classes Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912.312.3549. 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. 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. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. 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 50 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. 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

Sunset Paddle & Wine & Hors d’oeuvres Reception Beautiful sunset paddle surrounded by marshes and forests blushed with fall color. Return to shore for a delicious wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. $45/person plus tax; $30/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. $45 Nov. 20, 3:30-6 p.m. 912-880-4500. info@ calendar.html. Dunham Farms, 5836 Islands Hwy. The Annual Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding This fundraising event celebrates Georgia’s diverse agricultural heritage. Travel back in time to enjoy an old fashioned southern tradition. We will be grinding sugar cane and making syrup along with copper kettle apple butter, and a wide variety of open fire cooked foods for sampling. There will also be lots of traditional children’s games, holiday crafts and music from the Savannah Folk Music Society. $7/adult; $5 per child (4-17), seniors and military Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-395-1212. annie.quinting@sccpss. com. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday rain or shine from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Islands Community Church located at 111 Walthour Road on Wilmington Island. Includes Artisans Market on the First Saturday of every month, guest

chefs, local non-profit groups, special 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. Islands Community Church, 111 Walthour Rd.


The Annual Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding This fundraising event celebrates Georgia’s diverse agricultural heritage. Travel back in time to enjoy an old fashioned southern tradition. We will be grinding sugar cane and making syrup along with copper kettle apple butter, and a wide variety of open fire cooked foods for sampling. There will also be lots of traditional children’s games, holiday crafts and music from the Savannah Folk Music Society. $7/adult; $5 per child (4-17), seniors and military 912-395-1212. oatlandisland. org. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. PICKForsyth Farmers Market Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Honey Tasting and Body Care Samples + Store Tour Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Free Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. 912-234-0688. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Prepare Sunday Suppers at Union Mission Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. Sunset Paddle & Wine & Hors d’oeuvres Reception Beautiful sunset paddle surrounded by marshes and forests blushed with fall color. Return to shore for a delicious wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. $45/person plus tax; $30/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. $45 912-880-4500. Dunham Farms, 5836 Islands Hwy. Tybee Island Farmers Market Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave. Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday rain or shine from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Islands Community Church located at 111 Walthour Road on Wilmington Island. Includes Artisans Market on the First Saturday of every month, guest chefs, local non-profit groups, special guests and musical guests, story time for kids of all ages, crafty corner on the last Saturday of the month, monthly Charitable Organizations, Healthy Kids Club, and shop with Chef. FREE 912844-0920. Islands Community Church, 111 Walthour Rd.


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. index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Free Enrollment Help for Medicaid and PeachCare Parents can find the help they need to renew or sign up their children (ages 0-19) on Medicaid or PeachCare. Enrollment Assisters will work with clients through the process. Free and open to the public. Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m.. 912-356-2887. Free Hearing and Speech Screening Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health Care for Uninsured People Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. Know Your Water What everyone ought to know about our drinking water (bottled, tap, distilled, reverse osmosis, filtered, alkaline and spring.) Are

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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. 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 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. 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. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

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Georgia Pre-K Program The YMCA Pre-K program is a fun way to introduce your child to school. Using creative curriculum as a guide, our teachers arrange each room into a variety of learning centers that provide children with both active and quiet plat experiences. Guest speakers, community events, and field trips also bring the learning environment to life. Kids must be 4 years old by September 1, 2015 and a resident of Georgia to be eligible. Mondays-Fridays.. 912-233-1951. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Healthy Kids Club The Healthy Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 9:15-9:45 a.m. Wilmington Island Farmers Market, 111 Walthour Rd. 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@ 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 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. 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. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.


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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@ 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. 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.

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. georgia. Buddhist Meditation All ages, lineages, and newcomers welcome. Our schedule is: Tuesdays 6-7:30 PM- for 30 minutes mediation followed

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19) defines the English word “balter” as follows: “to dance without particular skill or grace, but with extreme joy.” It’s related to the Danish term *baltre,* which means “to romp, tumble, roll, cavort.” I nominate this activity to be one of your ruling metaphors in the coming weeks. You have a mandate to explore the frontiers of amusement and bliss, but you have no mandate to be polite and polished as you do it. To generate optimal levels of righteous fun, your experiments may have to be more than a bit rowdy.

that you receive a steady flow of the nurturing you need? According to my reading of the astrological omens, you are now primed to expand and intensify your approach to self-care. If you’re alert to the possibilities, you will learn an array of new life-enhancing strategies. Here are two ideas to get you started: 1. Imagine at least three acts of practical love you can bestow on yourself. 2. Give yourself three gifts that will promote your healing and stimulate your pleasure.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

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You’ve arrived at a crossroads. From here, you could travel in one of four directions, including back towards where you came from. You shouldn’t stay here indefinitely, but on the other hand you’ll be wise to pause and linger for a while. Steep yourself in the mystery of the transition that looms. Pay special attention to the feelings that rise up as you visualize the experiences that may await you along each path. Are there any holy memories you can call on for guidance? Are you receptive to the tricky inspiration of the fertility spirits that are gathered here? Here’s your motto: Trust, but verify. English model and TV personality Katie Price has been on the planet for just 37 years, but has already written four autobiographies. *You Only Live Once,* for instance, covers the action-packed time between 2008 and 2010, when she got divorced and then remarried in a romantic Las Vegas ceremony. I propose that we choose this talkative, selfrevealing Gemini to be your spirit animal and role model. In the coming weeks, you should go almost to extremes as you express the truth about who you have been, who you are, and who you will become.


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To activate your full potential in the coming weeks, you don’t need to scuba-dive into an underwater canyon or spelunk into the pitch blackness of a remote cave or head out on an archaeological dig to uncover the lost artifacts of an ancient civilization. But I recommend that you consider trying the metaphorical equivalent of those activities. Explore the recesses of your own psyche, as well as those of the people you love. Ponder the riddles of the past and rummage around for lost treasure and hidden truths. Penetrate to the core, the gist, the roots. The abyss is much friendlier than usual! You have a talent for delving deep into any mystery that will be important for your future.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

A flyer on a telephone pole caught my eye. It showed a photo of a nine-year-old male cat named Bubby, whose face was contorted in pain. A message from Bubby’s owner revealed that her beloved pet desperately needed expensive dental work. She had launched a campaign at to raise the cash. Of course I broke into tears, as I often do when confronted so viscerally with the suffering of sentient creatures. I longed to donate to Bubby’s well-being. But I thought, “Shouldn’t I funnel my limited funds to a bigger cause, like the World Wildlife Fund?” Back home an hour later, I sent $25 to Bubby. After analyzing the astrological omens for my own sign, Cancer the Crab, I realized that now is a time to adhere to the principle “Think globally, act locally” in every way imaginable.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

How well do you treat yourself? What do you do to ensure

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 or find us on Facebook. Located atLocated 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.

footwear that had already adjusted to the idiosyncrasies of your gait and anatomy. Apply a similar principle as you prepare to launch a different long-term exploit. Make yourself as comfortable as possible

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Here’s how Mark Twain’s novel *The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn* begins: “Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.” The preface I’d write for your upcoming adventures would be less extreme, but might have a similar tone. That’s because I expect you to do a lot of meandering. At times your life may seem like a shaggy dog story with no punch line in sight. Your best strategy will be to cultivate an amused patience; to stay relaxed and unflappable as you navigate your way through the enigmas, and not demand easy answers or simple lessons. If you take that approach, intricate answers and many-faceted lessons will eventually arrive.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Normally I charge $270-an-hour for the kind of advice I’m about to offer, but I’m giving it to you at no cost. For now, at least, I think you should refrain from relying on experts. Be skeptical of professional opinions and highly paid authorities. The useful information you need will come your way via chance encounters, playful explorations, and gossipy spies. Folk wisdom and street smarts will provide better guidance than elite consultants. Trust curious amateurs; avoid somber careerists.

The Confederation of African Football prohibits the use of magic by professional soccer teams. Witch doctors are forbidden to be on the field during a match, and they are not supposed to spray elixirs on the goals or bury consecrated talismans beneath the turf. But most teams work around the ban. Magic is viewed as an essential ingredient in developing a winning tradition. Given the current astrological omens, I invite you to experiment with your own personal equivalent of this approach. Don’t scrimp on logical analysis, of course. Don’t stint on your preparation and discipline. But also be mischievously wise enough to call on the help of some crafty mojo.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Some athletes think it’s unwise to have sex before a big game. They believe it diminishes the raw physical power they need to excel. For them, abstinence is crucial for victory. But scientific studies contradict this theory. There’s evidence that boinking increases testosterone levels for both men and women. Martial artist Ronda Rousey subscribes to this view. She says she has “as much sex as possible” before a match. Her approach must be working. She has won all but one of her professional fights, and *Sports Illustrated* calls her “the world’s most dominant athlete.” As you approach your equivalent of the “big game,” Scorpio, I suggest you consider Rousey’s strategy.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

If you were embarking on a 100-mile hike, would you wear new boots that you purchased the day before your trip? Of course not. They wouldn’t be broken in. They’d be so stiff and unyielding that your feet would soon be in agony. Instead, you would anchor your trek with supple

Slavery is illegal everywhere in the world. And yet there are more slaves now than at any other time in history: at least 29 million. A disproportionate percentage of them are women and children. After studying your astrological omens, I feel you are in a phase when you can bestow blessings on yourself by responding to this predicament. How? First, express gratitude for all the freedoms you have. Second, vow to take full advantage of those freedoms. Third, brainstorm about how to liberate any part of you that acts or thinks or feels like a slave. Fourth, lend your energy to an organization that helps free slaves. Start here:

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Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ Gratitude Circle in the Squares Join Joanne Morton and others on Wednesdays for a weekly gathering of positive energy. All are welcome. Free hugs. View calendar for the square of the week. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-6764280. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Guided Silent Prayer Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. Maritime Bethel “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. 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. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. Read the Bible in One Year A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. and third Thursday of every month, 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. 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. 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. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-234-0980. 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. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd.

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Now trending: your childhood bully By Your Pal Erin

HELLS BELLS if the middle school bully I wrote about in last month’s column didn’t go and get herself arrested for smashing a beer mug into a woman’s jaw at her neighborhood Applebee’s…for speaking Swahili. The news I first heard from a childhood friend has since amassed 14,400 Google hits, including 2,476 shares from D.L. Hughley’s Facebook page and an link apropos of nothing but the current temperature in Clotarf, Minnesota (?!) People are demanding that this case be prosecuted as a hate crime. As the former object of her rage, I have no doubt that hate was a mitigating factor. Twentyeight years have passed since our last encounter, but I can feel her contemptuous threats, her odium at my mere existence, as if it were yesterday. This story is causing me to rethink the definition of hate crimes altogether. How many violent crimes are committed that don’t involve hatred of oneself and others? I don’t mean to trivialize offenses that are Hate Crimes by legal definition, but rather to question how we, as a society, have become so desensitized to our abhorrent treatment of each other. Gun violence is a hot topic, both locally and nationally. People are outraged at our ensuing apathy, but who among us is willing to stop pointing fingers and start loving our neighbors as ourselves? Here’s an excerpt from the first draft of this column, in its “exploration of feelings” stage; my initial reaction to the news before it done went and broke the Internet: WELL, F*%& it all if the middle school bully I wrote about in last month’s column didn’t go and get herself arrested for smashing a beer mug into a woman’s jaw at her neighborhood Applebee’s. Now I have to love her. Why? Because she’s not some ambiguous but eminent threat haunting a fourteen year-old girl’s hyperactive imagination. She’s a forty-three year-old woman with very real problems made public in the local news.

Don’t let my altruism fool you. I also lost my shit a little and it wasn’t pretty. Even still, my instinct to love her prevailed: Coming face-to-face with her bloated, intoxicated mug shot, I was reminded that living in her own skin is worse than any punishment I could ever possibly wish on her. That still didn’t stop me from looking her in the eye and hollering at my computer screen, “You wanna kick my ass now, J-Hole? BRING IT!!!” I wouldn’t have had the balls to even think that, let alone say it to her face when I was a kid. But since then, I’ve learned to stand up for myself. Thankfully, I’ve also learned that you don’t kick people when they’re down. You love them. Loving J was easier when the news of her assault was a tiny blurb with the most incriminating details omitted. Harder when racial bias became a factor in her crime; even harder still when photos emerged of her beautiful victim’s mutilated face; when a woman who had been similarly beaten posted that she was reliving her own PTSD just by reading about the incident. More accurately, remembering to love J was easier when information was obfuscated. As the story evolved and grew, as critical mass focused its attention on the unconscionable nature of her acts (or heroic, according to one reprehensible chat room) the harder it became to see J as anything other than a monster. Whenever I am unable to separate a person from his or her actions, I remind myself that we all come into this world as babies. There isn’t child who wakes up one morning and spontaneously decides, “I’m gonna kick your ass today!” Those are learned words. Violence is an observed behavior, the symptom of a larger epidemic. I have all sorts of thoughts on the matter, but my 700 words are just about up. Tune in next time when we’ll talk more about this subject, how it relates to current events in Savannah and some possible tools and solutions. In the meantime, let’s all do our best to try and love each other, if only because it’s how we will want to be treated the next time we are caught at our lowest.

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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. *For Qualified Applicants* WE ACCEPT SECTION 8 *$250 Admin Fee


743 E. Henry - Unit A Downstairs 3BR/2BA, LR, Kitchen with appliances, Central H&A, W/D hookups, off-street parking. $975/Rent, $925/Deposit. 1524 E. 32nd St. 2BR/1BA, Living/Dining room, Kitchen with appliances, Central H&A, W/D hookups, is not total electric. $750/Rent, $700/Deposit. 912-898-4135

*1921A & 1926 FENWICK: 3BR/1BA Duplexes $700/mo. *1921B FENWICK: 2BR/1BA Duplex $600/month. *1928 FENWICK: 2BR/1BA Duplex $600 *All above have carpet, A/C/ heat, kitchen appliances, washer/dryer hookup, fenced yard. References, application. One-year lease minimum. Deposit same as rent. None total electric, No smoking, pets negotiable.

*COMMERCIAL SPACE: 310 & 320 E. Montgomery Crossrds. Upstairs $800-$1,200.


310 EAST MONTGOMERY CROSSROADS, 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372

RENT OR RENTTO-OWN: Remodeled mobile homes, 3BR/2BA, in Garden City mobile home park. Low down affordable payments. MIDTOWN: 5 very large rooms, 1.5 baths. Credit check approval. Call Gwen, Manager, Loads of closets, DUPLEX: 1227 East A/C, stove, refrigera- at 912-964-7675 54th Street. 2BR/1BA tor. Near everything. VERY NICE HOUSES FOR RENT $550/month plus $550/ Smoke & Pet free. *2136 E. 43rd St. deposit. Two blocks off $675/month, $675/ 3BR/1BA $885 Waters Avenue, close deposit. Call Jacqui, *5421 Betty Dr. to Daffin Park. Call 912-351-9129 2BR/1BA $700 912-335-3211 or email NEAR BARTOW *318 Forrest Ave. adamrealstate@gmail. 3BR/1BA, just renovat3BR/1.5BA $825 com. Days/Nights/ ed. Kitchen furnished, Call 912-507-7934, Weekends. carport. Yard great for 912-927-2853, or 912FURNISHED APART- garden & BBQ’s. $785/ MENTS, No Deposit. month plus deposit. 631-7644. Room for Rent 1 Bedroom, Utilities No Section 8. Call 912Included. $160, $175, 234-0548 ROOMS FOR RENT $190 per week. Corner $75 MOVE-IN SPENICE 3BR Apt. for of 38th and Drayton. Rent. Available Now. CIAL TODAY!! 912-234-9779 Located on quiet street Clean, large, furnished. in Garden City. $675/ Busline, cable, utilities, FURNISHED APTS. month rent, $675/ central heat/air. $100$180/WK. deposit. Call 912-507- $130/weekly. Rooms Private bath and kitch- 9967 with bath $145. Call en, cable, utilities, 912-289-0410. ONE BEDROOM washer furnished. AC *Paycheck stub or APARTMENT.

Proof of income and ID required. ROOMS FOR RENT ADULT LIVING: $150 weekly. No deposit. Furnished rooms. All utilities included. Call 912844-5995 SAVANNAH’S HOUSE OF GRACE

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

We’re Hiring! The Effingham Herald is expanding our outside sales department! So, we’re looking for the right person with the right attitude to work with customers throughout Effingham County on their sales and marketing needs. The person we are looking for must be a self-starter who enjoys meeting new people, who likes to help customers grow their own customer base, who is cheerful and engaging, who can handle the occasional rejection and quickly move on to the next success story. And yes, you must have your own reliable transportation but we’ll pay you a mileage allowance to help pay for your gas, upkeep and wear and tear on your car. And we’ll provide you a cell phone allowance, too. Many fringe benefits – too many to list here!

Call 912-844-5995

SHARED LIVING: Fully Furnished Apts. $170 weekly. No deposit. All utilities included.

And by the way, we’ll pay you well, too. We’ll pay you a salary plus a commission because you deserve to be financially rewarded for your hard work – even over and above the personal satisfaction you will find in the appreciation of your loyal customers.

Call 912-844-5995

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

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

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The Effingham Herald has served Effingham County for more than 100 years and we’re the official newspaper for Effingham County. Week in and week out, we deliver far more local news than any other media outlet. And you’ll represent Effingham Living Magazine, the glossy quarterly magazine that presents warm and entertaining stories about Effingham County and its people. Come join our team! Not only can you provide our customers the best in print advertising, but we are the digital experts for both digital advertising and digital services in this area. All applications are welcome, but we would prefer to hire locally. You are welcome to send me an email with your resume and cover letter telling me why you would be the best choice for this job. Mail is fine, too – but no phone calls please.


Brick, Block, Concrete, Stucco, Brick Paving, Grading, Clearing, etc., New & Repair Work. Call Michael Mobley, 912-631-0306

Joe McGlamery Regional Vice President Morris Multimedia, Inc. 586 South Columbia Avenue, Suite 13 Rincon, GA 31326

NOV 18-NOV 24, 2015

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lucas a atre theatre

2015 this week: an evening of baroque:

handel, bach, & vivaldi Thursday, November 19th @ 7:30pm


planes, trains and


Friday, November 20th @ 8:00pm

jason isbell an evening of baroque:

live in concert handel, bach, Saturday, November 21st&@ vivaldi 8:00pm Thursday, November 19th @ 7:30

blues next week:

life is a carnival a tribute to the band

Wed,, November 25th @ 7:30pm


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