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This full-scale production is choreographed by Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Choreographer Michael Lavrovsky, and based on William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of tragic love. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 55 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this celebration of true love onto our stage and into our hearts. 7:30 p.m The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

This annual piano, violin and vocal recital, now in its fourth year, will feature well-known pianists Sanford Jones and Marvin Keenze, violinist Effie Mydell, and award-wining singer Kim Michael Polote. The program includes the works of American and European composers and songwriters including Louis Gottschalk (New Orleans), Johnny Mercer (Savannah), Ernest Bloch (Switzerland), Georges Bizet (France), and Sanford Jones (Virginia). Kim Michael Polote will perform signature songs from Marian Anderson’s repertoire, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Anderson’s farewell performance and will also perform classic songs by Johnny Mercer. Children over 10 please. 4-5:30 p.m Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Free event, donations appreciated 912-231-0243. sanfordjones4@gmail.com

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For the month of January, local visitors can come rediscover the military history and educational programming at Old Fort Jackson for “Chatham Days. †The special offer entitles Chatham county residents to a discounted buy one get one free admission throughout the month of January. Just bring one valid photo ID with a Chatham county address to redeem the offer. Jan. 2-31 Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. 912-644-0179. helliott@chsgeorgia.org

Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren Test At noon Wednesday, Chatham County residents will hear a one minute emergency tone from the various sirens located throughout the county. noon Downtown Savannah, downtown.

Film: Memorial Tribute to Joan Fontaine

The PFS salutes late, great BritishAmerican actress Joan Fontaine with a rare public viewing of perhaps the strangest film she ever starred in. The exact title will remain a secret until showtime, but anyone who enjoys odd and eerie thrillers will love this forgotten gem. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

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Bring One for the Chipper The City’s annual Christmas tree recycling event will be held at Bacon Park Transfer Station and Dean Forest Landfill. Trees can be dropped off to the landfills prior to the 9th at the Home Depots on Abercorn, Victory and Pooler Parkway. The mulch from the Christmas trees will be used for parks and neighborhood beautification projects throughout the city. 9 a.m.-1 p.m City of Savannah Landfill, 1327 Dean Forest Rd.

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

For the month of January, local visitors can come rediscover the military history and educational programming at Old Fort Jackson for Chatham Days. †The special offer entitles Chatham county residents to a discounted buy one get one free admission throughout the month of January. Just bring one valid photo ID with a Chatham county address to redeem the offer. Jan. 2-31 Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. 912-644-0179. helliott@chsgeorgia.org

Planting the Seeds of Mindfulness Explore the stress of our time and the support of mindfulness practice and learn mindfulness techniques during this free workshop, facilitated by Barry Helmey and Tricia Richardson. 6:30 p.m Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street.


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Friday / 8 Chatham Days

For January, local visitors can come rediscover the military history and educational programming at Old Fort Jackson. Just bring one valid photo ID with a Chatham county address to redeem the offer. Jan. 2-31 Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. 912-644-0179. helliott@chsgeorgia.org

SCMPD Badge Pinning Ceremony

The SCMPD will swear in seven new officers, all of whom completed 11 weeks of state-mandated training at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center and are finishing up their seven weeks of Patrol School. They will receive their precinct assignments this week and report for duty Jan. 9. 2 p.m Professional Development Center, 3401 Edwin Street.

Cedric Smith. Special performance by Velvet Caravan. The exhibition will run from January 7th - 16th. Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday from noon - 5PM or by appointment 6-9 p.m Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. free and open to the public 912-657-1122. info@sulfurstudios.org

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Bring One for the Chipper

The City’s annual Christmas tree recycling event will be held at Bacon Park Transfer Station and Dean Forest Landfill. Trees can be dropped off to the landfills prior to the 9th at the Home Depots on Abercorn, Victory and Pooler Parkway. The mulch will be used for parks and neighborhood beautification projects throughout the city. 9 a.m.-1 p.m City of Savannah Landfill, 1327 Dean Forest Rd.

Dance: Romeo and Juliet

This full-scale production is choreographed by Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Choreographer Michael Lavrovsky, and based on William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of tragic love. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 55 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this celebration of true love onto our stage and into our hearts. 7:30 p.m The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Resolution Race 5k Semblance: Photographs by Emily Chatham Days Runners will make their way through Earl, Christine Hall, Geoff L. Johnson For January, local visitors can come redis- the scenic roads and grass paths on and Cedric Smith cover the military history and educational Bethesda’s campus. All proceeds benefit Join us for the Opening Reception of “Semblance” on January 8th from 6 - 9 PM. “Semblance” will feature the work of four Savannah photographers -- Emily Earl, Christine Hall, Geoff L. Johnson and

programming at Old Fort Jackson. Just bring one valid local photo ID. Jan. 2-31 Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. 912-644-0179. helliott@chsgeorgia.org

the Women’s Board of Bethesda for enriching and improving the lives of boys at Bethesda. 8:30 a.m Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave.

$25 early registration, $35 after Jan. 1 912-351-2061

Savannah Art Walk

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

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This annual piano, violin and vocal recital, now in its fourth year, will feature wellknown pianists Sanford Jones and Marvin Keenze, violinist Effie Mydell, and awardwining singer Kim Michael Polote. The program includes the works of American and European composers and songwriters including Louis Gottschalk (New Orleans), Johnny Mercer (Savannah), Ernest Bloch (Switzerland), Georges Bizet (France), and Sanford Jones (Virginia). Kim Michael Polote will perform signature songs from Marian Anderson’s repertoire, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Anderson’s farewell performance and will also perform classic songs by Johnny Mercer. Children over 10 please. 4-5:30 p.m Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Free event, donations appreciated 912-231-0243. sanfordjones4@gmail.com

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For January, local visitors can come rediscover the military history and educational programming at Old Fort Jackson. Just bring one valid photo ID with a Chatham county address to redeem the offer.Jan. 2-31 Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. 912-644-0179. helliott@chsgeorgia.org

Monday Means Community: My Love/My Dream

The My Love/My Dream panel features the love and dream visions of Wade Herring (Hunter Maclean), Jessica Lebos (Connect Savannah), Andre Massey (Deep-The Young Authors Project), Jessica Mathis (Mixed Greens), Regina Thomas (Former Georgia State Senator and House Representative), Ardis Wood (Lee & Emma Adler Award for Preservation Advocacy) and the facilitator of the evening will be JinHi Soucy (Muse Warehouse). 6 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

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For January, local visitors can come rediscover the military history and educational programming at Old Fort Jackson. Just bring one valid photo ID with a Chatham county address to redeem the offer.Jan. 2-31 Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. 912-644-0179. helliott@chsgeorgia.org

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A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub, 311 West Congress St. Free to attend. Cash bar.

Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

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

Wednesday / 13 Chatham Days

For January, local visitors can come rediscover the military history and educational programming at Old Fort Jackson. Just bring one valid photo ID with a Chatham county address to redeem the offer.Jan. 2-31 Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. 912-644-0179. helliott@chsgeorgia.org

Film: Operation Lipstick

This one-of-a-kind flick has never been released in the USA and is a crazy, retro hoot. Made by the famed Shaw Brothers Studios, it’s a wacky and over-the-top secret-agent spy movie packed with beautiful female singers and go-go dancers, and amazing locations like vintage Hong Kong nightclubs. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $6

Sheriff’s Office Job Fair

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) hosts this job fair to assist in hiring about 60 deputy corrections officers. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license and the ability to complete the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Counsel certification. 9 a.m.-1 p.m GDOL Savannah Career Center, 5520 White Bluff Rd. 912-356-2773. chathamsheriff.org/careers


news & Opinion Editor’s Note

by Jim Morekis

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2016 WASTED little time beginning on a violent note, as Savannah recorded its first murder of the new year at about 4 p.m. January 1. The previous year averaged a murder per week, and so far we’re still on track. One of the big differences this time is the prime suspect was arrested soon after, largely due to efforts by the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, a unit of the U.S. Marshals.

They partner so closely with local law enforcement that in fact local representatives spend time working alongside federal agents in the Marshals’ satellite office in Savannah. The enhanced local visibility for the U.S. Marshals began in December, with the addition of about 15 Marshals dedicated just to the Savannah area. This prompted heartfelt welcome as well as the usual amount of hysterical, hyperbolic misinformation we’ve become accustomed to in the social media era. One breathlessly irresponsible Facebook post received about 4,000 shares, and had residents all over town freaking out about “Marshal Law” and the supposed

The work of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force enables local law enforcement, already burdened by an abundance of crime and a scarcity of officers, to concentrate more on prevention than on chasing down perpetrators. As I wrote in a previous column, the timing might seem a bit odd given that if this intense new focus on crime had begun six months ago, the recent City of Savannah elections might have turned out very differently. But as they say, the wheels of justice turn slowly, and the federal government is in any case not usually given to inserting itself into local elections. These efforts will take time to pay off.

The correct term, obviously, is “Martial Law,” i.e., rule by the military, and in any case military rule isn’t what we’re talking about in the case of the U.S. Marshals being here. The Task Force has been very active in Georgia since its inception in 2003, working closely here with Savannah/Chatham Metro Police and Chatham County Sheriff’s Dept. In those 12 years, investigations carried out by the Task Force have resulted in the apprehension of more than 20,000 violent fugitives in Georgia. Of these, more than 1,100 were wanted for homicide. So in a sense, the Marshals being here isn’t new at all. What is new is the sense of urgency and strong local focus. The Task Force has taken a leading role the last few weeks in Savannah as part of a sweeping effort to find and convict violent felons at large.

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extra-Constitutional powers that U.S. Marshals were going to use in Savannah. “Marshal Law,” of course, isn’t actually a thing! The correct term, obviously, is “Martial Law,” i.e., rule by the military, and in any case military rule certainly isn’t what we’re talking about here. (As for “Marshall Law,” that would have to do with guitar amps. Or maybe the Marshall Tucker Band.) Contrary to what you might have heard, the U.S. Marshals are bound to respect the same Constitutional rights that any law enforcement agency in the country has to respect. The difference is they specialize in tracking and arresting suspects on the run from local law enforcement, often across state lines.

They will pay off in the form of helping shore up what is historically the weak link in area law enforcement: Catching and keeping violent repeat offenders behind bars. Time and again we see the data pointing to the fact that a relatively small number of offenders tend to commit the bulk of crime here, as is true in most places. 2016 is still likely to be a very violent year. But with this protocol in place, along with enhanced staffing and funding of Savannah/Chatham Metro Police — including possibly an assist from local leaders in somehow preserving the shattered City/County police merger — this year may end up significantly less chaotically violent than the last. cs

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Congressman Buddy Carter is wrong about offshore oil drilling

Contrary to our misinformed congressman, Rep. Buddy Carter, the nation doesn’t need offshore oil drilled in the Atlantic for energy independence. Evidently Carter hasn’t done his homework and, instead, accepted the oil industry’s self-serving dogma without question. If Coastal Georgia’s congressman would have bothered to investigate, he would have quickly discovered that about

half of the oil being produced from U.S. sources is now being exported. As of October, U.S. oil production was about 8 million barrels a day and even before the ban on exporting crude oil was lifted, the oil industry was exporting over 4 million barrels a day of “liquid petroleum products” in the form of kerosene, gasoline, heating oil, and lubricants. If getting more oil is so critical to energy independence, why are oil companies exporting so much of it?

Moreover, if serving the goal of “energy independence” is the industry’s priority, why have they aggressively lobbied to eliminate the ban on exporting crude oil from America? Clearly, the oil industry is pursuing only one objective: maximizing profits by selling to the highest bidder, which often lies in foreign markets. Furthermore, use of oil in the U.S. is flagging as vehicles become more efficient, solar and other clean energy sources get more affordable, and — thanks to technological

advancements — storing power from clean sources has been much improved. High-tech innovation, global markets and the environmental burden of burning fossil fuels have made Rep. Carter’s arguments obsolete. His faulty rationalization for drilling offshore serves the oil industry’s export profits, not coastal Georgians. David C. Kyler Center for a Sustainable Coast St. Simons Island

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A year of loving and dreaming with Emergent Savannah By Jessica Leigh Lebos

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JAN 6-12, 2015

First week into the year, and I’ve already had two traffic tantrums and eaten my weight in chocolate croissants. So much for resolutions. Meh, unreasonable expectations rarely lead to success anyway. When it comes to creating positive change, I’ve decided instead to adopt a new strategy for 2016: Flood my psyche with magnanimous adoration, preposterous possibilities and glorious speculations and see what sticks. That philosophy seems to be working stupendously for Emergent Savannah. The grassroots advocacy group launched last January with the intention of empowering local citizens to shape the future, a lofty goal in this Age of Apathy. To get a handle on a workable plan, its first action was to ask Savannahians what we love about and what we dream for our city—and we had to answer not with Facebook posts but Post-it notes. Organizers set up colorful writing stations at the Sentient Bean and shlepped pads of paper and pens all over town to various festivals, elementary schools and far-flung neighborhoods. Thousands contributed their scribbles, and the sticky squares festooned the Bean until it looked like the walls had been attacked with Tibetan prayer flags. The low-tech medium not only brought opportunity for plenty of face-to-face interaction, it provided a rainbow of raw data: The Love/Dream Project identified trends that cross Savannah’s numerous cultural and economic divides, showing that most of us love Savannah’s history, its natural beauty, its diversity, its potential. We all dream of safer streets, better schools, more art, less crime, higher paying jobs, a responsive local government. “Looking at it from the perspective of our hopes and dreams, we found that we really aren’t that different,” says Emergent Savannah’s head coordinator Courtnay “Coco” Papy. “So we took that information and have tried to create conversations that matter to everyone.” Coco, along with sculptor Betsy Bull, painter A.J. Perez, photographer Emily Earl and musician Alex Raffray, catalogued those paper declarations and quickly morphed them into dozens of jam-packed events in 2015: Emergent Savannah’s monthly “Monday Means Community” panels attracted stand8 ing-room only crowds at The Bean, the

comments-section vitriol and anonymous trolls, though a few gatherings definitely entertained as well as educated. (Oh, did you think discussing the city noise ordinance with working musicians in the room was going to be tame?) Now, a year after interpreting that wall of fluttering paper squares, Emergent Savannah has firmly established itself as a highly relevant entity for anyone who gives a fig about the city’s future. The crew is celebrating its first anniversary by returning to the Love/Dream theme for its first Monday Means Community event of 2016 on Jan. 11. Emceed by the indie arts queen JinHi Soucy Rand, the evening features reflections from attorney raconteur Wade Herring, proper Victorian preservationist Ardis Wood, food justice maven Jessica Mathis, beloved politico Regina Thomas and teenage poet and recent White House award recipient Andre Massey. (Yours truly will also share a few thoughts about what I love/dream about/for Savannah, which is sort of my favorite topic.) Meet your friendly neighborhood Emergent Savannah activists: (L to R): Alex Raffray, Emily Per usual, the conversation will continue Earl, Courtnay “Coco” Papy, A.J. Perez, Betsy Bull and “veteran insurgent” Tom Kohler. into the night for those 21+ at the American Legion, where I’m pretty positive all of Savannah’s problems will be solved longtime community gathering spot that cultural, partisan, generational and racial someday. Betsy calls a “beacon of acceptance.” (It boundaries to build a consensus of SavanFor 2016, the Emergent Savannah actionis also a bastion of delicious baked goods, nah’s unheard voices. ists have a bit more structure to work with specifically chocolate croissants.) They found lockstep with veteran insur- than sticky notes as they move forward with The themes of economic development gent Tom Kohler, who has helped bridge their mission of inspiring Savannahians beyond the minimum wage tourism sector relationships with some of Savannah’s to leave their screens for a minute and get and the establishment a sustainable arts most invisible residents for decades. involved. They’ve received fiscal sponsoreconomy came up repeatedly throughout “The core idea in my mind was if we keep ship under the Educational Media Foundathe year, and a unique “un-debate” for City using the same processes, we’re going to tion, which means these hard-working folks Council candidates was roundly lauded as get the same outcomes,” says Tom, who can replenish the supply cabinet and maybe one of the most informative interludes of serves as something of a den papa at the receive tiny stipends for their time. (Nonprofit sector, take note: last year’s ES the local election season. Emergent Savannah clubhouse inside “There was all this talk about Savancommunity arts collective Sulfur Studios, budget was under $1000.) Future programming includes a talk nah growing, but we saw what was hapfounded by busy bees Emily and A.J. this with New York Times reporter Elizabeth pening and were not necessarily feeling summer. Becker (“The Revolt against Tourism”), a like we were a part of it,” recalls Coco, “What we’ve tried to do is think of new lively panel on Savannah’s LGBT history, who returned to her hometown in 2014 on ways to communicate with people, new collaborative art shows and official town fire for social action and has lent her pasways to invite people to meet and be with hall meetings with elected officials. sion and skills to many other good works, one another.” The affable radicals also resolve to keep including Deep Center’s Block by Block Each meet-up centered around an loving, keep dreaming, and “continuing to and the Flannery O’Connor Book Trail. unlikely cast of characters—a mix of artpack the Bean like sardines.” “We wanted to understand our place and ists, activists, politicians, city staff and Yet their origin story still seems like a provide a space for people to learn.” business leaders whose agendas may not She adds with a grin, “We’re trying to line up on the surface—and the ES activists solid way to start the new year: Instead of feeling guilt for stress eating or dissolving make civics sexy.” earned their diplomacy badges by wranThese artsy types in their 20s and gling all of them into the same room. Infor- into rage over people’s inability to navigate 30s classify themselves as progressives, mation architect Brittany Curry traveled four-way stops, slap every awesome idea you can think of to the wall of your brain though they managed to stay remarkably from Milledgeville throughout the year to neutral through the fall’s super sparky document the action, her markers flying as and watch what happens. cs political lightning storm, focusing instead she channeled choice quotes and cute likeMonday Means Community: My Love/My on inclusivity. Recognizing that social nesses into brilliantly hued murals. Dream, 6-8pm, Monday, Jan. 11, Sentient Bean, connection is arguably Savannah’s greatThe resulting atmosphere has est currency, they sought counsel across been refreshingly civil in this day of 13 E. Park.


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BOGO at Old Fort Jackson

Locals get 2-for-1 admission through January 31 by jessica leigh lebos

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JAN 6-12, 2015

With its dramatic daily cannon fire and up-close-and-personal views of passing freighter ships, it’s no wonder Old Fort Jackson is a huge hit with tourists. More than 50,000 people a year find their way to the historic brick military bunker that sits strategically atop Salter’s Island on the banks of the Savannah River, and hundreds leave rhapsodic online reviews about the beauty of the site and its dynamic programming. The 208 year-old landmark—one of the oldest brick forts on the East Coast—has garnered a solid four and half stars on Trip Advisor and is ranked number 12 out of 184 things to do in Savannah. Yet in spite of Old Fort Jackson’s prominence and charm, few locals take the live oak-lined detour off East President Street. In fact, a lot of us don’t even know it exists. “When most Savannah residents think about our old forts, they think of Pulaski or McAllister,” laments OFJ site administrator Brian Lee. “We want to change that.” Lee oversees a robust schedule of historic reenactments that cover the fort’s role in protecting the vital shipping channel and General Oglethorpe’s urban jewel through three wars—the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War. To entice local families to check out the fascinating history in their own backyard, Lee and his cohorts came up with “Chatham Days,” offering anyone with a valid photo ID that shows a Chatham County address to receive “buy one-get one free” admission through January 31. First built as a mud battery in 1778, the bricks were piled for the current structure in 1808 at the behest of President Thomas Jefferson. A moat and drawbridge were added after the war of 1812, and it served as defense headquarters for the Confederacy until the graycoats abandoned it in advance of Sherman’s terrifying 1864 “March to the Sea.” The last soldiers to officially occupy Fort Jackson were the African American Union troops from the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Like nearby Fort McAllister and Fort Pulaski, Fort Jackson helped defend Savannah, but unlike those other ramparts, it was never captured. “People assume because it didn’t fall that nothing ever happened here. That couldn’t be further from the truth,” assures Lee, describing how soldiers were 10 burning papers and readying ammunition

The historic interpreters at Old Fort Jackson lead interactive programs that not only tell visitors about what happened here, they bring them into the action.

as they watched plumes of smoke from Fort Pulaski. Lee and a team of professional historic interpreters lead visitors through an everchanging, interactive program that goes beyond following around someone carrying a musket. Visitors don’t just hear the boom of the cannon ball, they get to hold them and imagine what it was like to carry it for 20 miles. And there’s no need to wonder how heavy and uncomfortable those wool uniforms must have been during those pre-AC Savannah summers—you can don a coat and hat and find out for yourself. “Our focus is to get guests involved. Not just, ‘hey, look at this.’ We want to engage the senses,” explains Lee. continued on page 12


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“We aim to bring a personal connection to Savannah’s military history and the soldiers that served here, to put you in their shoes—literally.” It’s no surprise that Old Fort Jackson includes its visitors into the action. The riverside grounds are under the umbrella of the Coastal Heritage Society, the nonprofit organization that also oversees the Georgia State Railroad Museum, the Savannah Children’s Museum, and the Savannah History Museum, a trifecta of interactive historic sites known as Tricentennial Park on MLK Blvd. CHS also manages the Pin Point Heritage Museum, providing a firsthand experience of Gullah/Geechee culture. The recent excavation of the CSS Georgia might give Old Fort Jackson even more cachet with history buffs near and far. CHS hopes that the scuttled ironclad warship will find a final resting home at the fort after the Texas A&M archaeology team finishes the job of conserving and cataloguing the salvage. The organization issued a statement last year calling Savannah “the most appropriate and valuable place to develop the exhibition of the vessel’s remains.” So far, no decision has been made about the fate of the CSS Georgia.

Managed under the umbrella of the Coastal Heritage Society, Old Fort Jackson is offering two-for-one admission to Chatham County locals through Jan. 31.

“It’s really too early to tell what will happen with the ship,” says Lee. “We’re still years away from conservation. We’re not ready for it yet, but I’m sure we’ll be prepared to accept it.”

In the meantime, there is plenty to keep the public “edutained” with a host of special programs throughout the year, including an homage to Savannah’s citizen soldiers this January. Regular fundraising

events include a campout under the stars in March, an elegant silent auction gala inside the fort and the ongoing “Support the Fort” program that endeavors to restore two 18th-century artillery pieces that once protected Savannah from their mounts on the river. Old Fort Jackson is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm, and regular admission is $7 per adult and $4 for kids 12 and under. The Chatham Days two-fer allows a family of four to touch the cannons, try on the uniforms, hear enthusiastic storytelling and ramble the grounds for $11—a pretty good deal for a fun weekend afternoon. It might even lead locals to consider a CHS annual membership ($45 individual, $20 students, $100 household) so they can have unlimited access to all five museums all year long. Living close by also has its advantages; out-of-towners only get one chance to experience Old Fort Jackson, but you could visit ten times in 2016 and not hear the same story twice. “We change it up pretty much every day,” promises Lee. “We have 272 years of history here. We have a big story to tell.” cs

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Can blood be used as an egg substitute? Is it true that due to their similar protein composition, blood can be used as an egg substitute in baking and in ice cream? —Kathy KUDOS, Kathy. As a result of your question, “Blood Cookie” is no longer just an extremely death-metal name for an album of children’s music—it’s also something we’ve actually whipped up in the Straight Dope Test Kitchen. As a general proposition, of course, cooking with animal blood has been popular across time and geography. Swedes and Finns use it in pancakes. Southeast Asian cuisines avail themselves of all manner of the stuff—pig, chicken, duck. Poles eat duck-blood soup; in east Africa, the Maasai people drink cow’s blood straight up. The Brits and the Irish enjoy black pudding; the Spanish and French make blood sausages called morcilla and boudin noir, respectively. Getting closer to your question, pig’s blood is the thickener of choice in the Italian chocolate pudding sanguinaccio.

In the U.S. you’ll find animal blood sold and consumed mainly among immigrants of more recent vintage—like at Korean and Thai groceries. It’s made some headway, though, in high-end kitchens, probably thanks to the snout-to-tail trend that’s rolled through the culinary world in recent decades. Several years ago a Washington, D.C., restaurant called the Pig offered a frozen variation on sanguinaccio billed, inevitably, as “Sundae Bloody Sundae”; one critic sniffed that “the novelty was more exciting than the actual dessert,” and it seems no longer to be on the menu. But insofar as the chef at the Pig did make something like chocolate ice cream using blood instead of egg yolks, here we see progress right along the lines you suggest. The Scandinavians are apparently at the forefront of this pursuit; the best source I found on the subject is Nordic Food Lab—an adjunct of the Copenhagen restaurant Noma, a mainstay on world’sbest lists—which exists as a sort of opensource testing ground for all sorts of outré culinary ideas. In 2014, NFL’s Elisabeth Paul published the results of an investigation into the possibility of blood as an egg replacer. Her arguments in favor are strong: Egg intolerance is a major food allergy among European children. Anemia, meanwhile, is everywhere a prominent nutrient deficiency; know what’s got a lot of iron in it? And the chemistry’s right. In egg white, six protein types interact to trap air when the white is agitated—say, by whipping. This is the first step in making a meringue, or in more technical terms a colloidal foam: tiny gas bubbles suspended in a liquid. Key in baking, though, is the protein ovalbumin, which coagulates when heated and so prevents collapse. Ovalbumin

accounts for about 54 percent of egg-white proteins; conveniently, related albumins make up about 55 percent of the proteins in blood plasma. In theory, then, sure, this ought to work. What about in practice? Paul reported salutary results after using pig’s blood in place of eggs in recipes for sponge cake, meringue, and ice cream; she also mixed it with vodka (after straining out a few unwanted clots) into a cocktail dubbed the “Red Russian,” which was—per her terse but telling description—“only sipped once.” A key finding here was that pairing blood with something acidic, as in a sourdough bread, will go some way toward masking its, er, more assertive flavors. Unwilling to leave all the glory to the Danes, I called up my local butcher, who rendered unto me twice the volume of cow’s blood I’d requested (no pig’s was available), and gratis, which tells you something about local sanguinary demand. By the time I got to it the following day, much of it had coagulated into a slimy block. (I hadn’t asked, but this can be prevented by the butcher treating the blood with an anticoagulant, such as vinegar.) I whipped some of what was left with sugar; the process took maybe ten minutes longer than egg whites typically do, but eventually the mixture rose into a lofty and visually striking pink foam. The blood meringues fell in the oven, but that may just mean I should’ve whipped the stuff at still greater length. Next I tried the pastry qua non: the chocolate chip cookie, substituting, at the recommendation of NFL, 65 grams of blood per egg; in this case I also made a control batch. The results? The blood cookies came out of the oven about an eighth-inch shorter than the batch with a whole egg in it. This

tracks with a 1994 Iowa State University dissertation in which researchers compared egg whites and bovine blood plasma in cake baking, finding that an egg-white cake boasted “slightly larger volume, significantly more crowned profile, and finer texture” than the plasma version. But come on: the fact that my cow blood produced a recognizable (and, I should add, edible) dessert at all is what I would call passing with flying colors—specifically, a greenish-gray hue seen in both the meringues and the cookies, which, I’ll concede, eaters might be justified in finding off-putting. Perhaps this suggests opportunities for future innovation. cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com or write him c/o Chicago Reader, 350 N. Orleans, Chicago 60654.

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Savannah-Chatham Metro Police detectives obtained a murder warrant for the arrest of Ronnie Nicholson, 32, in connection to a shooting on the 400 block of West 60th Street that fatally wounded Kawammi Jackson, 36, just before 4 p.m. on Friday, New Year’s Day. Nicholson was taken into custody without incident late Saturday evening by The Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. “Metro responded to the scene, finding Jackson on the front porch of a residence he was visiting. The Chatham County Coroner pronounced Jackson dead at the scene,” police say. “Investigators believe Nicholson and Jackson were acquainted. A man fitting Nicholson’s description was seen leaving the scene near the time of the shooting.

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Nicholson also faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and terroristic threats and acts,” police say.

Detectives are investigating a shooting on the 700 block of Dixon Street that injured two men Sunday evening. Just after 6 p.m. Metro responded to Memorial UMC, where Andre Johnson, 20, and Phillip Solomon, 53, arrived in a privately owned vehicle seeking care. Solomon was driving a vehicle occupied by Johnson and two others. Solomon was backing into the lane from a driveway when shots were fired at his vehicle from an undetermined source.

CNT operation arrests two in Pooler for prostitution and cocaine

Two people are in custody following an operation conducted by the ChathamSavannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT). Wednesday afternoon Dec. 30, “CNT arrested 31-year-old Keith Baul of Savannah and 29-year-old Kathern ‘Megan’ Scott of North Carolina at a hotel in Pooler located along the Highway 80 and Interstate 95 coordinator,” a spokesman says. “Baul and Scott were charged with multiple felonies to include the Sale of Cocaine and other drug related offenses. Scott was also charged with Prostitution and Baul was charged with Pimping, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. “An undercover agent made contact with Scott who agreed to sell the agent cocaine as well as agreed to sexual acts in exchange for money. Baul was also present during the operation and took part in the overt act,” CNT says. Agents discovered Scott was also utilizing social media to advertise as an escort. 

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Homeless man’s death suspicious

Detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metro Police have initiated an investigation into the suspicious death of Dewane Rice, 19, whose body was found inside of an abandoned house on 700 block of East Bolton Street Friday evening. “Rice is homeless, and was last seen on Dec. 24. Friday, at about 5:06 p.m., Metro officers found Rice during a welfare check at the Bolton Street residence,” police say. “The Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab will conduct an autopsy Monday to determine the cause of death.”

Bolton Street afternoon shooting

Detectives are investigating a shooting that injured two men on the 700 block of East Bolton Street on Wednesday Dec. 30. Just after 4 p.m. Metro found Charles Chaplin, 66, in a Blue Dodge Caliber, injured and armed. Jeremy Peters, 26, also was found suffering from a gunshot wound. Chaplin had non-life-threatening injuries, and Peters has serious injuries. “The two engaged in a physical altercation before police arrived. Chaplin reportedly shot Peters. Chaplin was charged with aggravated assault,” police say. Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 912/234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using keyword CSTOP2020.

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stop on New York’s Long Island in Decem- executive ministry, reasoning that they ber when officers found illegal drugs in his are “not a personal security service.”) car. “That’s meth,” he said. “I’m an air traf- [City Pages (Minneapolis), 12-22-2015] fic controller.” “I smoke it to stay awake.” Wrong Place, Wrong Time (2) In a “she-said/he-said” case, wealthy In November, a 62-year-old customer at Saudi businessman Ehsan Abdulaziz, Ancient City Shooting Range in St. Augus46, was acquitted of rape in December in England’s Southwark Crown Court, appar- tine, Florida, was hit in the lower abdomen area by another shooter, 71, because ently persuading jurors of “reasonable doubt” about his DNA found in the alleged the victim was standing behind the target (“for some reason,” was victim’s vagina. Perhaps, all a fire-rescue spokeshis lawyer said, Abdulaziz man would say). The was still aroused after sex shooter thought the man with the other woman in the was elsewhere on the apartment and accidentally property. [Jacksonville. fell directly upon the alleged Alright, com, 11-27-2015] victim lying on a sofa. [New back to York Post, 12-11-2015] [The work! Least Competent Independent, 12-16-2015]

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Thee, Not Me: American “millennials” (those aged 18 to 29) continue a “longstanding tradition,” The Washington Post wrote in December, describing a Harvard Institute of Politics poll on their views on war. Following the recent Paris terrorist attacks, about 60 percent of U.S. millennials said additional American troops would be needed to fight the Islamic State, but 85 percent answered, in the next question, that no, they themselves were “probably” or “definitely” not joining the military. [Washington Post, 12-10-2015]

Exceptional Floridians

(1) Police in St. Petersburg reported the December arrest of a 12-year-old boy whose rap sheet listed “more than 20” arrests since age 9. He, on a bicycle, had told an 89-year-old driver at a gas station that the man’s tire was low, and when the man got out to check, the boy hopped in the car and took off. (2) A driver accidentally plowed through two small businesses in Pensacola in December, creating such destruction that the manager of one said it looked like a bomb had hit (forcing both — a tax service and a casket company — to relocate). The driver told police he was attempting to “travel through time.” [WTSP-TV (St. Petersburg), 12-15-2015] [WEAR-TV (Pensacola), 12-23-2015]

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Oops! (1) Jasper Harrison, 47, working inside the storage unit in Edgewater, Florida, where he grows his marijuana, heard a helicopter overhead on Dec. 9, panicked, and called 911 to turn himself in to pre-empt what he presumed was a SWAT raid. Actually, the helicopter belonged to a local news station headed elsewhere, but police later arrested Harrison based on the 911 call. (2) Lloyd Franklin, 34 and suspected in a North Carolina double murder, fatally shot himself in a Bensalem, Pennsylvania, motel room in November when police knocked on the door. However, cops actually had come to arrest another man in the room on a parole violation. [Orlando Sentinel, 12-10-2015] [KYW-TV (Philadelphia), 11-8-2015]

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• Elaine Williams, 47, was arrested in December in North Forsyth, Georgia, and charged with trying to buy a baby for her daughter, 14, via an ad on Craigslist. Williams said her daughter said she “wanted a baby and would get one with or without (my) help.” (Bonus: Williams lives near Jot Em Down Road.) [Forsyth County News, 12-7-2015] — Easily Disrespected: Two foreign students at the liberal arts Oberlin College complained in a recent school publication that the cafeteria selections — supposedly

“inclusive” of world cultures — were actually denigrating other cultures by offering inferior versions of national dishes. Vietnamese student Diep Nguyen wrote that the correct “banh mi” sandwich should be a “crispy baguette with grilled pork, pate, pickled vegetables and fresh herbs” and not, he complained, “ciabatta bread, pulled pork and coleslaw.” Said Japanese student Tomoyo Joshi, sushi with “undercooked rice and lack of fresh fish is disrespectful.” (Cafeteria managers told The Washington Post they were proud of their commitments to other cultures, to local farming, sustainable foods and animal-treatment concerns.) [Oberlin Review, 11-6-2015] [Washington Post, 12-21-2015]

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(1) A customer had to be dragged from a burning sex shop by firefighters in the notorious Reeperbahn “sin” section of Hamburg, Germany, in November when he refused orders to evacuate. He had shut himself inside a private booth to watch a film (“Throbbin Hood”) and was heard complaining (while coughing from smoke inhalation), “I haven’t finished yet.” (2) Police in Richmond, Virginia, announced in December that high school math teacher Kenneth Johnson III turned himself in for several recent residential shoe thefts. Each time, the shoes taken from homes were returned to their owners but with “bodily fluids” added. [Daily Mail (London), 11-25-2015] [WTVR-TV (Richmond, 12-5-2015]

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Road to Nowhere: The “Bridge to Nowhere” played an outsize role in politics a decade ago as an example of uncontrolled government spending (before Congress killed it). (Ketchikan, Alaska, planned a sleek international airport on nearby, uninhabited Gravina Island, but needed a sleek $450 million bridge to get there.) These days, reported Alaska Dispatch News in November, the original 3.2-mile, $28 million access road on Gravina Island, built to access the bridge, now just ends in a “scrub forest.” One optimistic state official said the road gets “more use all the time” — boaters come for “hunting and fishing, berry picking, things like that. It’s actually a nice road.” [Alaska Dispatch News, 11-16-2015]

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Pinkie’s: A Photographic Farewell Photos by Geoff L. Johnson Drayton Street spilled over this weekend with locals, tourists, and transplants paying their last respects to the historic Pinkie Master’s Lounge. After 62 years, the down-home watering hole where the PBR flows like water and Jimmy Carter once announced his bid for the presidency is closing its smoke-clouded doors. Guy Kirk, owner for the last ten years, plans to relocate to 304 Lower Factors Walk; while the laidback, distinctly Savannah spirit of Pinkies may transfer with the location, the Drayton space, with its walls littered in memorabilia, photos, and vintage ephemera, is iconic. Photographer Geoff L. Johnson chronicled the final moments on January 2. CS

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The comparisons between the community and solace found in bars and churches are as old as time. The clichés and barstool sermons of old go right out the window when you bring in a performance collective like House of Gunt, which thrives on merging high and lowbrow art while maintaining an edge and unapologetically asking serious questions about identity, body politics, sexuality, and more. As a queer performance group in the Bible Belt, there’s so much to challenge and explore; the Gunts will do just that at #2BLESSED, the second annual religionthemed show to take place at the Congress Street bar. “The Jinx is its own church,” observes Max Arnzen, a co-founder of House of Gunt who performs as Influenza Mueller. “Obviously, the people that go there are of one faith—you have Reverend Gil [Cruz, bartender and booker], and it’s undeniably essential to Savannah nightlife.” Though he didn’t grow up in the South, Arnzen is fascinated by the way Christianity is engrained in Southern culture. “It has a real deeper meaning here,” he says. “In my neighborhood, there’s a church on every block. I know a lot of these artists are going to take that into account, especially down here, which is part of the reason I wanted to use that as a theme.” For the 2016 edition of #BLESSED, Gunts Influenza Mueller, Rachel Fauxrelle, Toyota Mitsubishi, Lavender Mist, Rainé Rainé, Dax Exclamationpoint!, LaZanya Ontré, and guests (Atlanta’s Brigitte Bidet, Lavonia Elberton, Hydranega Heath, Biqtch Puddin, and the grand return of the glitter-bearded Anita Shave) will explore concepts of religion, ceremony, rites and worship. “There is a connection to that Bible Belt idea, and this is that type of church, that type of congregation, for kids who don’t have that kind of outlet,” Arnzen explains. “I think that’s why the theme is really important: religion for some people can be food, or shopping, or drugs, and all these different ideas.” The hashtag in the event’s name is crucial, as well; House of Gunt has always exhibited influences from Internet culture, and, in Arnzen’s eyes, the hashtag has become its form of congregation in the social media age. “Anywhere you are, you can always

Offering plate? More like offering palate! Toyota Mitsubishi accepts a tithe at last year’s #BLESSED. Photo by dave spangenburg

hashtag whatever it is you see and see 3,000 posts from all over the world,” he says. “It’s a unique way for people to be like, ‘If I like kitties, I can hashtag ‘kitties’ and not be alone.’ And it’s funny: in religion, you’re supposed to talk to God and have this relationship with God, and I think people are doing that every single day with actual, real people across the world. You don’t have to be in your bedroom necessarily. But when you grow up in a smaller town and you don’t have other people to connect with, you have the hashtag to guide you where you want to go and find other people like you.”

In its short existence, House of Gunt has become a living, breathing hashtag of its own, electrifying Savannah’s nightlife and queer culture. In a time in which “out” gay bars are few and far between round these parts, the traveling Gunt show has become a beacon for queer expression and community. House of Gunt is also dedicated to shaking up gay bar culture and challenging misogyny within the gay and drag community. “In a lot of drag, you have this atrocious MC who comes out and makes fun of women and lesbians,” Arnzen points out.


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Anita Shave, left, spreads the good word; Monster C**t looks upon her congregation, right. Photo by dave spangenburg

a week with countless satellite shows and underground exhibitions. “Basel’s great because it brings people from all over the world to that one spot,” says Arnzen. “They have their Miami convention thing for the rich people, but everything else in Miami is open to show art.” House of Gunt was invited to join a hotel exhibition in which an array of collectives each took over a room of their own. Blending their signature highbrow and lowbrow style with a wink and a nudge, the Gunties spent every day crafting a tabloid inspired by their performers’ personalities, complete with beauty, arts, culture, and food sections. “The first day, we were magazine editorial staff,” says Arnzen. “We actually hired unpaid interns and had people who unionized against us! I think people liked it a lot because it was a little anti-serious; it became a lighthearted experience, but people actually took it seriously, too.” With Basel and a gig styling wigs for SCAD Museum of Art’s Vivienne Westwood exhibition, Arnzen says House of Gunt is reshaping its definition: when one thinks of Gunt, think beyond drag. Think performance, think challenge, think radical, think political, think collective. Think shock, humor, awe, glitz, slime, rawness, and a queerer, safer Savannah for all. “‘House’ is a term meant for fashion, for drag,” says Arnzen. “This is a group of people that, wherever they form, that’s where the house is. That’s where the roof is made.” CS

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“You have this really vile host who is biting and people think they’re witty, but really, they’re misogynistic gay people. That’s not fun. One of our goals is to challenge misogyny among gay people. We should be injecting that feminism where it should be. I feel like we’d be white noise in a larger city in a sense, but I feel like that’s not the issue. We’re here right now, and in the South, you do feel like you’re on the front lines representing queer people and trying to do it in the correct way.” By rotating venues, Arnzen’s found that a community has bubbled up around Gunt performances. “It brought so many people out of the woodwork,” he says in awe. Alongside events like queer dance night Candyland and Cape Fear, House of Gunt is vital in creating safe spaces for folks of varying gender expressions, but there is still a lot of work to do. “For really queer people who may be expressing a different type of gender identity than what other people may think their gender role is, I still don’t think [Savannah]’s that safe,” Arnzen says. “People are getting misgendered all the time, they’re still getting misrepresented. No matter how successful or amazing any of our shows are, they still represent a time and a place where you can be with other people, and for at least three and a half hours, it’s a safer space. And that goes down to the people that run the bar, own the bar, and how they react to how certain individuals are treated.” 2015 was a huge year for House of Gunt studded with successful shows around the Southeast, including a banner performance during Art Basel Miami Beach. The paramount weekend, which showcases a vast spread of modern and contemporary art to international curators, directors and collectors, has spawned into a beast of

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Love and Theft

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Echo Courts, Kilo Tango, The Lipschitz @The Sentient Bean

Greensboro four-piece Echo Courts makes dreamy pop that’s woozy and summery enough to melt your ice cream and fry an egg on the sidewalk. Gauzy, ‘50s-style ballads like “Fast Ellie” cast ripply guitar riffs under timeless vocals with a filtered crunch. Despite clear surf influences, there’s almost an old-country jangle to what the band’s doing; when the twinkling guitar riffs, splashy drums and laid-back tempos wash over you, you’re sure to be whisked off to early-summer Tybee in your mind, right under a beach umbrella, toes in the sand. Tallahassee pop wizardress Kilo Tango spins rock tunes like cotton candy blossoms: think Cassie Ramone sharing a six-pack with Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino on an empty pier. Charming and stripped-down, Katie Mitchell’s glassy, bubblegum-elastic vocals will charm the Bean bold roast right out of your coffee cup. She also does what’s possibly the best cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers’ “American Girl” out there. Fuzzy garage-rock SAV duo The Lipschitz joins. Friday, January 8, 7 p.m., $3-6, all-ages

BBXM’s album release party featuring Broken Glow and Rottenblush @Barrelhouse South

Savannah band BBXF (Big Big Xtra Face) has been heading up the road to Charleston for a good while to work on their 10-song album, Parallel Points of View. They’ll celebrate the official album release on Friday. Comprised of vocalist Kevin Sorrells, bassist Stephen Lea, drummer James Lettera, guitarist Kirk McElveen and guitarist Zach Towns, the band gleans a lot of influence from the flannel-clad bands of the ‘90s like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Deftones; expect thick distortion, heavy riffs, big drums, and Sorrells’ huge, rock-radio-ready vocals. Locals Broken Glow and Rottenblush join in the fun. Look for a celebration of the bluesy, grungy rock ‘n’ roll of Broken Glow in 2016, too: they’re releasing an album of their own, Filament, in the coming months. Friday, January 8, 10 p.m., free Broken Glow

Since breaking out on country charts in 2009, Nashville’s Love and Theft has evolved into a dynamic two-piece, fusing pop-country hooks, bar-rock riffs, and classic, all-American rock ‘n’ roll tone. After scoring a Number One hit with “Angel Eyes,” a catchy ode to the quintessential preacher’s daughter with a taste for bourbon, rule-breaking, all-night dancing, and churchgoing, it seemed Love and Theft was set to be country’s new darlings. Oddly enough, follow-up singles “Runnin’ Out of Air” and “If You Ever Get Lonely” barely broke the Top 40; while working on an album with RCA Nashville, the band released their foray into party-boy country in the form of a swingy, mid-tempo reflection on the “Night That You’ll Never Forget.” Despite some strong initial response, the single wafted down the country charts; Love and Theft were dropped from their label. It’s a sign of the times and strange state of the industry when a glossy, CMT-favorite act can become an indie band in one quick email from a Nashville suit, but Love and Theft are making the swift change work in their favor: with no rights to the album they recorded with RCA Nashville, members Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson teamed up with songwriting friends Eric Paslay, Trent Tomlinson, Tyler Reeve, and “Night That You’ll Never Forget” co-writer Dallas Davidson to write an entirely new third studio album, Whiskey on my Breath, and release it independently. The duo are pleased to be writing their own material once again and are enjoying the freedoms that creative control allows—plus, doing their own thing allows them to perform in more intimate spaces like Saddlebags for their fans. While the title Whiskey on my Breath may seem like another soundtrack to bro-country irresponsibility and cliché singalongs, it’s quite the opposite. It’s a record full of drinking songs, for sure, but while the songs’ subjects may dance all night with pretty girls, they’re also opening up about their struggles with addiction and fear of seeking help. In older Love and Theft songs, an undercurrent of melancholy sat just under the rager exterior—that’s explored deeper here, and it’s a brave and needed cut at popular country radio. Look no further than the double-take of a title “Everybody Drives Drunk,” a grim slow-burner of a saloon tune which bitterly observes, “Everybody’s spent money they don’t got/to try and look like someone they’re really not/and everybody’s cheated on someone they love/ and everybody drives drunk.” That’ll kill your jukebox buzz if anything will. It’ll also give a healthy reality check to destructive escapism, and may be just the catalyst the bland state of popcountry needs; best see the Saddlebags show before Love and Theft grow out of our smaller spaces once again. Saturday, 8 p.m., $10

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It seems like there was a brief period where all manner of toy instruments found their way onto indie and folk stages: kazoos! Toy accordions! Playskool devices! While that novelty seems to have worn off over time, Alexa Dexa takes the trend to the next level by using a massive collection of toy instruments for her rig (her favorite? A Schoenhut toy piano). The way tinny keys plunk over ambient electronic layers feels like being wrapped up in a jazz club music box: Dexa’s a marvelous vocalist, boasting a velvety, jazz-styled croon that meanders, wavers, and pushes itself to warm lilts. Don’t come expecting precious twee-pop: there’s a brooding underbelly set to sensual beats and reflective lyrics. Happy Thoughts, the excellent collaboration between Dope Sandwich’s Miggs Son Daddy and Dope KNife, joins. Tuesday, January 12, 8 p.m., donations at door, all-ages

Dad Joke #12: Black Beach, Midriffs, The Mumzees, Breakers @the Jinx

Welcome 2016 with a banger of a rock show! Heading up a stacked bill is Middleboro, Massachusetts three-piece Black Beach. Coupling nasty guitar solos and brassy, fizzy vocals, dip your toe in their splashy garage fuzz —the water’s fine. For a band hailing from icy Massachusetts, Midriffs makes wildly catchy, sunshiny fuzz that sounds like the perfect accompaniment to chasing your crush down a California beach. 2014’s Subtle Luxuries possesses fun little zany guitar quirks and vocals that laze across verses and feverishly break through on choruses. The Mumzees blend raucous garage with Southern Rock strains, bluesy little wanderings, helter-skelter vocals that are sure to electrify. Savannah’s Breakers round out the bill. CS Thursday, January 7, 9 p.m.

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Sulfur Studios show Semblance meditates on perception

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Since the Starland district’s seminal studio collective Sulfur Studios opened its doors in November 2014, it has only shown one photography exhibition. When Emily Earl, one of the space’s founders, revealed that during a conversation last week my instinctual reaction was one of disbelief. “Well, that can’t be right,” I thought. “She must be mistaken.” But it is, and she’s not. I don’t think I was wrong to be incredulous. Incredible photo work has often graced Sulfur’s walls during juried and group shows, of which there was (perhaps) a surplus. After all, the group’s MO in 2015 was all about defining their gallery space as Starland’s most diverse. I’ll happily say that they succeeded, but would be lying if I said I wasn’t hungry for something more concentrated. Their first show of 2016, Semblance, focuses the diversity Earl and her

co-founders (AJ Perez and Jennifer Moss) have cultivated into something promisingly introspective – an exhibition of photography focused on portraiture and the everlasting tug-o-war between appearance and reality. The show, which opens on Friday, January 8 with a reception from 6 - 9pm, features work by Emily Earl, Geoff L. Johnson, Christine Hall and Cedric Smith. Johnson, who recently opened a studio inside Sulfur, was Earl’s primary collaborator in putting together the exhibition. On the pairing of the four artists Johnson said, “We all have varied experience in both the professional and art worlds. We all photograph people, but we also each have our own distinctive approaches and styles.” It’s true; Smith and Johnson’s polished aesthetic often lands them on the cover of magazines like Savannah and Liberty Life, or even within the pages of this publication. Hall, whose work has also appeared in Savannah magazine, has a dreamier quality to her photographs – in particular,

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her black & white images of children give off a very Mary Ellen Marks vibe. And, of course, those familiar with Emily Earl’s acclaimed Late Night Polaroids series will recognize her eye for capturing soft focus sexiness and candid intimacy. Their discrete styles meet under the philosophical shelter of the show’s carefully chosen title: Semblance. The word originates from the Latin “similare” which means “simulate”. “Semblance” suggests a facade, a pretense of the thing instead of the thing itself. Johnson defines it as “the fact of appearing to view”, saying, “[It is] the action of viewing the photographs, which are visual representations of “the outward appearance of ‘a thing’”, or, in this case, a person. Of course, reality is different than the representation. [It’s] a “map is not the territory” sort of thing.” Earl explains it more simply: “I think photography is about the appearance of something and the manipulation of that perception.” “I see my subjects in a certain way,” she tells me as we sit beside a window at Sulfur overlooking Bull Street. I’m watching people walk by as she talks. A black guy with headphones in, head down and shoulders hunched forward, slouches down the sidewalk with his hands in his pockets; an older blonde woman, red-mouthed and with hair shorn

close to her neck, speed-walks past as she frowns down at her phone. It’s afternoon and the light is just beginning to cast shadows through the spanish moss. “I have no idea what anyone else really thinks of [my subjects] or what they really see when they look at that person who I’ve captured in a second, in a fleeting moment. It’s all very strange. Photography’s weird because all these different elements come together for a f--cking instant.” Portraiture – good portraiture – is a narrative. When captured by Earl’s lens, the image of that guy slouching down Bull Street may have revealed the story in his face, in his body language – we would look at the lines around his mouth, his rumpled clothing, his weighted shoulders, and make a decision about how he felt that day. Or how Emily felt that day, taking his picture. But instead, from behind the window glass he was just a man I saw for a moment. That’s why good photography is so good – shows like Semblance, where we’re given the opportunity to live in the infinite moment inside a skilled photographer’s lens, reveal us to ourselves. The artist is our interpreter, printing onto paper the things that move too quickly for us to see. It’s a little like falling in love – that moment Earl is talking about looks and feels differently every time. You know it when you feel it, and that person, the one you love, looks different than before. A billion possible perceptions; each a semblance of the actual person, each experienced differently, each a different photograph. And if this sounds like romanticization to you then I’d argue that you’re not wrong, just cynical. It’s 2016 – everybody is a photographer. We’re all in love with it and ourselves; our iPhone cameras become our mechanical ghostwriters as we scribe our autobiographies on Facebook and Instagram. Never have we been more in tune with the dichotomy of perception vs. reality; we regularly curate semblances of ourselves daily. Semblance, with its four talented photographers dedicated to the art of the portrait, embraces this complexity and returns it to us, neatly wrapped and beautifully rendered. What better way is there to start 2016 than with a hard look in the mirror? cs

Semblance Photographs by Emily Earl, Christine Hall, Geoff L. Johnson, Cedric Smith

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Semblance: Photographs by Emily Earl, Christine Hall, Geoff L. Johnson and Cedric Smith — Join for the Opening Reception of “Semblance” on January 8th from 6 - 9 PM. “Semblance” will feature the work of four Savannah photographers -- Emily Earl, Christine Hall, Geoff L. Johnson and Cedric Smith. Special performance by Velvet Caravan. The exhibition will run from January 7- 16. Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday from noon - 5PM or by appointment free and open to the public Fri., Jan. 8, 6-9 p.m. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street.

Continuing Exhibits Eclectic Encounters — Telfair Museums houses more than 6,500 objects in its permanent collection. Eclectic Encounters gives an inside look to works that have not been seen by the public in over 10 years. The exhibit features pieces that cross time periods and art movements to reveal the wide range of the museum’s holdings. Through Feb. 18. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Folk Art: Simply Profound — Exaggeration and simplicity converge to describe the innermost soul of the folk artist as he deals with God, family and the human condition. Through Jan. 15. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Get Done — Recent paintings by local artist and SCAD alum Seth Pala. Reception Jan. 8, 6-8pm. Through Feb. 1. galleryespresso. com/. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence — Explores three major themes of Lawrence’s larger oeuvre and specifically focuses on his graphic work. Through Jan. 25. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day — Large-scale installation by Beijing-based sculptor Li Hongbo, who primarily uses handmade paper to create visually compelling and malleable sculptures that challenge the viewer’s perceptions of metamorphosis in sculpture. Through Jan. 24. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. The Making of Dakota Jackson — First major museum exhibition of Jackson’s work and retrospective of the visionary furniture designer’s life. Profiles Jackson’s life and career and includes iconic works from his oeuvre, tracing the development from 1974, when he established his New York studio, to present. Through Jan. 18. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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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. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Other Voices, Other Cities — “Other Voices, Other Cities” is an exhibition of works from an ongoing series by artist Sue Williamson that explores the definition of place to cities and citizens. Through Jan. Work by Seth Pala is on display at Gallery Espresso, reception Friday. 24. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. The Storyteller — Exercise your creativity with a collection of narrative works Patch Whisky — From murals to muby Elmer Ramos. These Monotypes and seums, Patch Whisky’s bright and playful characters have engaged and delighted view- Serigraphs invite the viewer to experience their own version of the story. Through Jan. ers since 2008. Through Jan. 10. whatisthebutcher.com/. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 31. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. East Bay St. Prints from the Collection — Carefully stored away and sheltered from damaging light, Telfair Museums holds a treasure trove of fine prints by some of the most widely known artists in all of Western art history. This exhibit features approximately 40 European and American works dating from the 16th century through 1945 and includes works by Rembrandt, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, Goya, and others. This exhibit at the Telfair Academy includes original etchings, lithographs and wood engravings on paper by Rembrandt, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, Goya, and others. It also features American printmakers, such as Whistler and Bellows, and a special selection focused on the South. The exhibit includes one of the most recognizable images in the world, Adam and Eve, by Albrecht Dürer. Through July 17. telfair. org. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Small Works — For the months of December and January, the Lee O’Neil Gallery will be exhibiting small works from various artists. This will be a special exhibition for the holiday season. Thursdays.. 912 417 2468. leeoneilgallery@gmail.com. leeoneilgallery. com/new-events/. The Lee O’Neil Gallery, 2217 Bull Street.

Student, Instructor and Staff Exhibition Art Sale — Throughout the year, the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs offers over 50 classes and workshops in ceramics, metalsmithing, fused and stained glass, painting and mixed media for youth and adults. The 3rd Annual Student, Instructor & Staff Exhibition & Art Sale will be exhibiting works created in these classes and workshops. This year’s exhibit will feature over 100 works created by over two dozen students and instructors. The exhibition and sale includes sgraffito ceramic platters and bowls, raku vases, clay boats, kumihimo jewelry, encaustic and oil paintings, hand-cut paper constructions, fiber table runners and much more. Through Jan. 15. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.


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Eating right in the New Year “Treat yo self” when dining out By rachel Flora

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It’s a familiar routine: around the end of December you start thinking about all the healthy food you’re going to eat this year. You print out a clean eating plan and slap it on the fridge. Maybe you even buy a salad spinner for good measure. But right around the first week of January, you break down and binge on all the food you said you’d sworn off. Why does it always go this way? Why do your vegetables wilt in the fridge while you eat an entire pizza on the couch? In the famous words of Tom Haverford on Parks and Rec, “Treat yo self.” Changing our eating habits is hard, y’all. There are reasons we eat the way we do, like eating for convenience when you’re short on time, or eating for comfort when you need it. Quitting your favorite food cold turkey often leads to a huge loss of motivation—at least it does for me, anyway. There has to be a light at the end of the vegetable tunnel. Nutrition studies suggest a 90/10 rule: 90 percent of meals should be healthy, and 10 percent can be an entire pizza eaten on the couch. Fortunately, Savannah has plenty of restaurants in both categories, so here are

some options for you to achieve that perfect 90/10 balance.

Healthy

Savannah Squeeze

The staff at this smoothie bar are pros at a clean diet and have comprehensive juice cleanse plans to help you detox and reenergize. When you sign up for a cleanse, you get a juice for each meal for however long your cleanse lasts, which makes sticking to that resolution even easier. They also sell individually bottled juices and smoothies for a lot of different purposes, from protein to building immunity to energy. A personal favorite is the lemon-ginger shot for a burst of energy that’s comparable to a triple venti at Starbucks. The Pure Protein smoothie is also an excellent meal-replacer (and is a really pretty purple).

Kayak Kafe (Broughton and Midtown)

(Full disclosure: I’ve served at Kayak’s midtown location for over a year, so not only does that make me an expert at this restaurant but it makes me an authority on healthy eating everywhere. You can trust me.) All the salads are exceptional, but the Vegetarian salad really stands out:

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Zoë’s Kitchen

...but a burger every now and then is great

it comes topped with hummus and pita, a quinoa and couscous superfood salad, tons of veggies, and your choice of tofu or feta. If you’re trying to cut out meat, the tofu tacos are a safe bet, as are the black bean, spinach, and mushroom tacos. The black eyed pea burger is also a great vegetarian alternative. The best menu deviation I’ve discovered, though, is the tuna melt on a warm corn tortilla. Heaven.

Butterhead Greens

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Sometimes it’s challenging to find a salad that is good for you and doesn’t taste like your garden. Butterhead definitely has that down, especially with their Casablanca salad. The unique flavors of chickpeas, avocado, mint, feta and a carrot vinaigrette make this a really delightful salad that definitely doesn’t taste like garden. You can also add a chicken or veggie patty to any salad, or build your own.

The Sentient Bean

The Bean is best known for its organic, free-trade coffee and their earth-friendly way of running a restaurant, but their extensive menu shouldn’t be overlooked. The Vegan Super-bowl comes packed with beans, grains, tempeh, avocado, and nut pate and is the perfect complement for your afternoon coffee. For a heavier option, the Greek Tacos are basically a Greek salad with hummus and tzatziki on a corn tortilla.

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Green Truck

The first thing I always want after eating nothing but lettuce for a week is a burger. A big, hulking, fall-off-the-bun burger. I’m salivating right now. The Hot Rod has that greasy bacon you crave after a while without. Green Truck is the perfect place for a cheat burger because they have veggie patties that taste just like meat and burgers that aren’t heavy on the fatty ingredients. It feels like you’re cheating, but you’re not.

Zunzi’s

Just go get a Godfather and enjoy it, okay?

Treylor Park

When you’ve been diligently eating spinach and hummus for a long time, anything that isn’t those two things start to sound amazing. Even the strangest, fattiest combinations are up for grabs. That’s why Treylor Park is the place to get your cheat on. Chicken and pancake tacos? Fried banana peppers? Deep fried Oreos? Fried bologna? Bring it on. Bring it all on.

Back in the Day Bakery

You’ll be in sugar heaven after so long an abstention. The cupcakes, particularly the Old Fashioned, are pillowy and delightful, and Cheryl’s Brownies are the perfect chocolate fix. Go all-out and sweeten your coffee with their brown sugar syrup. cs

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Visit our website online at www.connectsavannah.com/ savannah/MovieTimes for daily movie times and trailers

multiplexes CARMIKE 10 www.carmike.com 511 Stephenson Ave. 353-8683

spotlight EISENHOWER savannah.spotlighttheatres.com/ 1100 Eisenhower Dr. 352-3533

\ REGAL SAVANNAH 10 www.regmovies.com 1132 Shawnee St. 927-7700

1901 E. Victory 355-5000

Carmike WYNNSONG 11 www.carmike.com 1150 Shawnee St. 920-3994

POOLER Stadium 12 www.gtcmovies.com 425 POOLER PKWY. 330-0777

ROYAL Cinemas POOLER www.royalcinemaspooler. com 5 TOWN CENTER CT. 988-4025

Indie venues Call or Visit the venue ‘s website for specific movies and times

Muse Arts Warehouse www.musesavannah.org 703 Louisville Rd (912) 713-1137

Sentient bean www.sentientbean.com 13 E Park Ave (912) 232-4447

A new generation is handed the Star Wars baton in The Force Awakens

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

/// Um, is anybody out there even reading this? In all my years of reviewing movie—certainly, in all the years that the Internet has been in existence—never has there been a film as critic-unfriendly as Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The reason is different from the norm—the norm being, of course, that a studio is hiding its awful picture from reviewers lest they warn the public that it’s wasting its collective time and money on garbage. With this seventh entry in the franchise that began back in 1977, that’s not the case. Instead, the issue is that viewers are so eager and excited to see this picture in a virginal manner that they want absolutely no spoilers whatsoever. It’s an understandable position: After the relative disappointment of the prequels and the positive buzz surrounding this latest chapter, it’s not surprising fans want to experience it in innocent, wide-eyed wonder, with no chance of attached baggage. So where does this leave critics, all of whom have seen the repeated comments from Facebook friends that all reviews will remain unread (at least until after the initial viewing)? I’m generally very strict about not adding any spoilers to my reviews anyway, but with this picture, I’m wary of detailing any plot. But surely I’ll be allowed to reveal the film’s first line, glimpsed in that now-iconic opening scrawl that fades into the background: “Luke Skywalker has vanished.”

And with that, the film begins to work its magic, by bringing back many familiar faces and introducing new characters who will help carry the franchise forward. Among the old-school players are Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia (Carrie Fisher); newbies include reluctant heroes Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) and cocky fighter pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). These characters are indicative of the respect writer-director J.J. Abrams and co-scripters Lawrence Kasdan (who also co-penned The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Michael Arndt pay toward the past, present and future of the franchise. The original stars haven’t lost a beat with their characterizations, while the newcomers prove to be an irresistible lot. The casting of a woman and a black man in the central roles doesn’t feel like forced political correctness but a natural progression, and the characters are two of the richest yet seen in the Star Wars universe. There are also some notable new villains, though I’ll keep them under wraps. The first three Daniel Craig James Bond films honored the storied franchise’s history, but SPECTRE overplayed its hand by making awkward connections where none previously existed (Bond and Blofeld? Really?). Force doesn’t fall into that trap—rather, all of its ties to the original trilogy are measured and make sense. There are also some visual cues to its predecessors, many guaranteed to delight the faithful.

Perhaps the film’s strongest component is its visual effects. That may sound like a no-brainer, but after the prequels, it’s anything but. The effects work in those movies was often excellent, but the absolute reliance on CGI ultimately stifled much of the wonder and left audiences grousing about the artificiality of it all. With The Force Awakens, Abrams has graciously patterned the look after the 1977, ’80 and ’83 efforts, with many of the visuals created with models (as opposed to computers) and actual earthbound locations (as opposed to green screens). It’s a noble and appreciated gesture, and it’s enough to make a grown fan cry.

SISTERS

// Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are fine actresses as well as superb comediennes, yet they never quite pull off the sister act in Sisters. As with everything they do together, they are such the BFFs—and respond to each other accordingly—it’s impossible to accept them as related by blood. That’s mentioned only as an aside and certainly not as a knock on them—indeed, they do far more for this film than the film does for them. Discovering that their childhood home is being sold, sensible Maura (Poehler) and reckless Kate (Fey) elect to send it off with a raucous house party. The late-inning moralizing is as clumsy as that from any Will Ferrell or Vince

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Vaughn outing, and the hilarious bits are tempered by many that barely merit a wan smile. But the ladies are in good form, and post-Trainwreck Jon Cena is again on hand to unexpectedly flex his comedic side.

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

JAN 6-12, 2015

/ Nathaniel Philbrick’s 2000 book, In the Heart of the Sea, told of the 1820 encounter that reportedly prompted Herman Melville to write that classic of American literature, the 1851 novel Moby-Dick. After heading out to sea from Nantucket, Massachusetts, the whaling ship the Essex was attacked and sunk by a rampaging sperm whale. Crew members then found themselves adrift in lifeboats for a span of several months, many eventually perishing from hunger and dehydration. This story is dutifully and dully told in the film version, with the bonus of seeing Melville (Ben Whishaw) himself interviewing one of the survivors (Brendan Gleeson) decades after the incident. While it’s always nice to see Gleeson no matter the role, these wraparound scenes add precious little to the narrative—instead, they merely serve as tedious interludes breaking up equally tedious flashbacks. Because the movie’s characters are exceedingly trite, Hemsworth, as first mate Owen Chase, has little to do but glower Fletcher Christian-style at inexperienced captain George Pollard (Benjamin Walker) before switching gears to suffer nobly in that lil lifeboat after the creature goes all Titanic-iceberg on the ship. And what about that whale? He merits little screen time, though he pops up every now and then to remind the survivors that he’s stalking them through the high seas. This notion of an oceanic animal acting like an avenging angel places this picture in the same class with such landmarks of cinema as 1977’s risible Orca, in which a killer whale tracks down the slayer of his pregnant mate, and 1987’s laughable Jaws: The Revenge, about which co-star Michael Caine famously (and honestly) stated, “I have never seen it, but by all accounts, it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.” The former Opie’s big-screen opuses, even the more static ones, almost always benefit from crisp visuals (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, etc.), but that’s not the case here. The look of Howard’s film is distractingly dim and muddy—although even then not enough to hide the obviousness of the CGI, which looks artificial for great chunks of the grueling running time. As noted, the real-life events were potent enough to spur Melville to write his novel, and they have to have been more compelling than the snoozy tale here. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be blessed with a 30 masterpiece, as a bored Melville doubtless

would have put down his pen and gone fishing instead.

CHI-RAQ

/// “No peace, no pussy.” “No pussy, no power.” Those are the defining lines of the hour, In Spike Lee’s riveting motion picture Chi-raq, A film already subjected to ridiculous flack. Based on Aristophanes’ ancient Lysistrata, It instead examines today’s social strata. Specifically, the poor in Chicago, Illinois, In a crime zone with no hope and even less joy. The entire movie is spoken in rhyme, A risky gamble, but it works all the time. Teyonah Parris is superb in the primary role, As a brainy, sexy woman with a definite goal. Hoping to stop the men from killing each other, She devises a plan to save every brother. No more sex from any female in the hood, If that doesn’t stop the deaths, nothing ever could. The angry gang members all shout, “Fuck that noise,” But they think of laying down their murderous toys. It’s a powder keg of a film from first frame to last, Anchored by Lee’s fury and a powerhouse cast. As a priest, John Cusack has a tremendous scene, Railing against killings both senseless and mean. Angela Bassett projects dignity as a local sage, While Nick Cannon impresses with his bottled-up rage. There’s Samuel L. Jackson, a favorite of Lee’s, Blaring “Wake Up!” among his omniscient pleas. Chi-raq is one of the best films of the year. Top 20, maybe Top 10, certainly near.

CREED

// Creed is certainly not bad—it’s the best entry since 1982’s Rocky III—but aside from the character shift, there’s nothing here that’s especially original, and one’s enjoyment depends entirely on how charitable one is feeling in the nostalgia department. Michael B. Jordan is excellent as Adonis Johnson, the result of an adulterous tryst by the late Apollo Creed (played in earlier pictures by Carl Weathers). Grown up, he

returns to Philly and asks Rocky Balboa (Stallone, of course), his father’s nemesiscum-friend, to take him under his wing. Stallone is never better than when he’s playing this role he nurtured from birth, and his relaxed and generous performance shows that he has no problem moving from series star to supporting sage. But too many beats are far too familiar: There’s even a Rocky-cribbed scene where Adonis is surrounded by fans and friends as he jogs down the Philly streets, and anyone who doesn’t know exactly how the climactic fight will turn out clearly isn’t paying attention.

TRUMBO

/// The best movies are often the ones that educate as well as entertain, and with the magnificent Trumbo, we have a film that succeeds on both fronts. Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston is superb as Dalton Trumbo, the brilliant screenwriter whose work on such hits as Kitty Foyle and A Guy Named Joe made him one of the film capital’s most successful wordsmiths. But Trumbo was an acknowledged Communist, and once World War II ended and the Cold War began in earnest, Trumbo and those like him were soon targeted by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee. What followed was a national disgrace, as any entertainer with leftist sentiments, even Democrats like Edward G. Robinson (Michael Stuhlbarg), were thrown to the zealous politicians. Some were jailed, others cracked and willingly gave names, and almost all found their careers derailed. But Trumbo fought to survive, writing scripts and placing others’ names on them—this necessary deception ended up winning him two Academy Awards (for Roman Holiday and The Brave One), neither of which he could claim. Such an abbreviated synopsis provides but a mere peek at everything going on within the confines of this simultaneously weighty and breezy picture, which looks at his home life (Diane Lane plays his wife while Elle Fanning portrays his oldest child) almost as much as his professional one. Trumbo isn’t portrayed as a saint: His workaholic tendencies alienate him from his family, and, like most people who subscribe to any one ideology, he can be somewhat of a hypocrite (as a friend notes, he’s a share-the-wealth Commie whose private property includes a lake). But there’s never any doubt that he was needlessly persecuted, and while the reallife Trumbo eventually stated that there were no heroes or villains during this era of the blacklist, that’s not exactly true. Folks like actor Kirk Douglas and director Otto Preminger (respectively, and winningly, played by Dean O’Gorman and Christian Berkel), men who bravely helped

break the blacklist, could be counted among the heroes, while columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren), politicians Joseph McCarthy and Richard Nixon (both seen in vintage footage) and, to a lesser degree, even actor John Wayne (a fine David James Elliott) could be numbered among the villains. Astutely written by John McNamara (from Bruce Cook’s book Dalton Trumbo) and zestfully directed by Jay Roach (the Emmy-winning helmer behind the HBO political flicks Game Change and Recount), Trumbo is alternately poignant, amusing (John Goodman provides most of the nyuks as garrulous B-movie producer Frank King), infuriating and always thought-provoking.

THE GOOD DINOSAUR

// It’s a situation worthy of an Alanis Morrisette song. Isn’t it ironic that in the same week I pen an article ranking all the previous Pixar movies and noting that all of them are recommended to some degree, along comes the first Pixar movie to score a negative review? That’s the case with The Good Dinosaur, a crushing disappointment from an outfit generally known for its exacting high standards. Pixar pictures have always been for adults as much as for children, yet this one marks the first time that grown-ups have been left out of the mix, with the studio fashioning a film designed to play only to the small fry. The film begins with a “what if?” scenario: What if the comet that wiped out the dinosaurs missed the planet? The only reason for this supposition is so a human protagonist—a feral boy—can eventually be added to the story, since this opening act doesn’t impact the film in any other way. Mostly, the plot centers on a young dino named Arlo and how his life is irrevocably altered by a tragedy lifted straight out of The Lion King. And like another lion, the one taking the road to Oz, Arlo needs to finds his courage, and he only does so after getting lost and teaming up with the aforementioned boy, a lupine lad named Spot. The story is suffocating in its simplicity, and while the backgrounds are gorgeously rendered, the characters are a visually drab lot (as my wife accurately noted, Arlo and his family members look like animated cucumbers). Thankfully, The Good Dinosaur never indulges in the sort of scatological humor seen in other studios’ toon efforts. Still, that’s a consolation that only goes so far, given that innovation and imagination prove to be as extinct as pterodactyls in the modern world. CS


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richard nader’s

beach, boogie, & doo wop Saturday, January 16th @ 7:30pm

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This all-star line-up of Rock ‘N’ Roll legends includes Sonny Turner (former lead singer of The Platters), Lenny Welch, The Chiffons, and The Crests, starring Tommy Mara. Start your New Year off right, with a night of great music!

gray’s reef

ocean film festival Saturday, January 30th, all day

912.525.5050 lucastheatre.com

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Happenings Activism & Politics Drinking Liberally

JAN 6-12, 2015

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 first Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. (912) 341-7427. livingliberally. org/drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street.

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Monday Means Community: My Love/My Dream

The My Love/My Dream panel features the love and dream visions of Wade Herring (Hunter Maclean), Jessica Lebos (Connect Savannah), Andre Massey (Deep-The Young Authors Project), Jessica Mathis (Mixed Greens), Regina Thomas (Former Georgia State Senator and House Representative), Ardis Wood (Lee & Emma Adler Award for Preservation Advocacy) and the facilitator

compiled by Rachael Flora happenings@connectsavannah.com Happenings is Connect Savannah’s listing of community events, classes and groups. Visit our website at connectsavannah.com to submit a listing. We reserve the right to edit or cut listings due to space limitations.

of the evening will be JinHi Soucy (Muse Warehouse). Mon., Jan. 11, 6 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. One of the Guys

Guys, have you found yourself in a social rut, or just have a need for the art of conversation? Make a change in 2016. The past decade a diverse group of guys have been getting together about every two weeks to share dinner and opinions on just about any topic. No membership

Ballroom Group Dance Class

requirements or dues. Just an open mind and willingness to expand your friendship base. For more information visit us on Facebook at Savannah Men’s Club, or if you prefer, email details/questions to savannahmensclub@gmail.com. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Area Young Republicans

Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr.

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


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org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. Savannah Libertarians

Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook.com/groups/SAVlibertarians. Victorian Neighborhood Association Meetings

Open to all residents, property owners and businesses located between Anderson and Gwinnett, M.L.King,Jr. Blvd to East Broad Street. Free second Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-233-0352. 1308 West, Henry St. and Montgomery St. Young Democrats

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

Auditions and Calls for Entries

Auditions for Armstrong Youth Orchestra

Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo. com. Info is also available at www. savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www. savannahfriendsofmusic.com ongoing. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/index. html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Call for Auditions for the Downtown Delilahs

The Downtown Delilahs host auditions for their burlesque revue shows in February. Auditions are scheduled on an individual basis; call 912-272-7601 to set up your audition. Through Feb. 1. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Call for Entries for Elementary Student Artwork

The City of Savannah is seeking submissions of original elementary student artwork celebrating the 50th anniversary of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District (designated in 1966) to display in an exhibit in City Hall’s first floor rotunda. Submissions will be judged by a panel of artists, preservationists, and City leaders. The winning entries will be framed and displayed by the City of Savannah in City Hall for the period July-December 2016 for all our citizens and visitors to enjoy. These winning works will become the property of the City of Savannah and will not be returned to the artists. Work not selected for display will be returned to the artists after judging. Up to 6 winners will be chosen, including a “Best in Show.”All winners will receive an award certificate, prize of art supplies, and reproduction of their winning work for their portfolio.

Winners will be announced to the public during an exhibit opening at City Hall. For more information, visit savannahga.gov/ artcontest or contact Luciana Spracher at lspracher@savannahga.gov or 912-6516411. Through March 11. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. Call for Entries for Savannah GIF Festival

The 2nd Annual Savannah GIF Festival will feature multiple categories as well as live music to accompany the silent animations during the inaugural screening. During the first GIF Festival in January of 2015, Savannah musicians Sunglow, Garret Kemp, and Chris Glass, played live electronic sets. A video featuring music by Sunglow can be found at giffest.xyz. The musical artists for next year’s screening will be announced at the start of the year. Artists interested in having their animations featured in the upcoming festival can find our submission page at giffest. xyz. Submissions are completely free and there is no limit to the number of animations that can be submitted. Submission deadline January 20, 2016 at 6 pm. Through Jan. 20, 6 p.m. info@ artrisesavannah.org. giffest.xzy. telfair. org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. 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, hand-beaded clothing, Asian accessories and henna body painting, an entire continent’s worth of treasures can be found at the festival. If you would like to participate as a

performer, vendor or volunteer at the 2016 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, please contact James Anderson at james. anderson@armstrong.edu or (912) 3443224. Through April 15. about.armstrong. edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@ savannahga.gov.

The call to artists seeks entries for Boxed In/Break Out, a museum-sponsored public art installation that involves activating six windows at the Jepson Center facing Barnard Street. The artist chosen would have a detailed plan for how to utilize all six windows in a cohesive manner through self-created art that fulfills the following criteria: creativity, originality, feasibility, visual appeal, as well as resourcefulness and suitability in the space. Boxed In/Break Out is intended to highlight and provide an exhibition opportunity for the work of a local artist, through public display, promotional materials, and an artist talk. In addition to museum-supported promotion, the artist will receive a $1000 honorarium. The window installation will be up from April 28-August 28, 2016 and deadline for submissions are February 1. For more information on how to apply please visit: http://www.telfair.org/boxed/ Through Feb. 2. Telfair Museums, PO Box 10081.

Classes, Camps & Workshops

Call to Artists for Telfair’s Public Art Installation, “Boxed In/ Break Out”

Homeschool Music Classes

Music classes for homeschool students ages 8-18 and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. CoastalEmpireMusic. com. Oatland Island Seeks Memories and Recollections for 40th Anniversary

Oatland Island Education Center is looking for memories of Oatland Island in honor of their 40th anniversary. People who were part of the Youth Conservation Corp that helped to build Oatland Island Education Center in the 1970’s. Great memories from field trips. Special family memories of Oatland Island. Send your photos and stories to memories@ oatland40th.org. Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland. org.

Benefits

$5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities

Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds are donated to a different charity each month. This is a regular Bikram Yoga class. ongoing. 912.356.8280. bikramyogasavannah.com.

SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers

Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter.

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 912-6671056. 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. Beginner Belly Dance Group

Always wanted to learn a true art form of dance? Join our Beginner Belly Dance Group Class. Your deal includes your very own Hip Scarf! 1 class for 4 weeks: Every Tuesday at 7pm #SdeBDanceStudio #bellydance #shimmy #deal — at Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio. $30 Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.. 612-470-6683. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Beginning Belly Dance Classes

Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. Board Game Nights

Bring your favorite board game or learn to play one of ours! Join our community of gamers and make some new friends while having an awesome time. Guild Hall members get in free; entry for nonmembers 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@gmail.com. thecakemixacademy.com/kid-s-classes. html. The Cake Mix Academy, 5936 Georgia 21. Cake Decorating Classes for Children

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feeling a sense of accomplishment. Great for Mommy & Daughter dates, Birthday Parties, and Educational Workshops. $20 Wednesdays, 5-7:30 p.m.. 912826-3976. rinconsweets@gmail.com. thecakemixacademy.com/kid-s-classes. html. The Cake Mix Academy, 5936 Georgia 21.

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Music Instruction

Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering Krav Maga / Tactical Self Defense: Dynamic Defensive Tactics combines the instruction by professional musicians. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums Israeli self defense techniques of Krav Maga with tactical fighting concepts. This and guitar. All ages welcome. ongoing. 912-358-0054. georgiamusicwarehouse. is NOT a martial art but a no nonsense com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 approach to self defense. With over 37 Abercorn St. years of experience, Roger D’Onofrio Champions Training Center Offering a variety of classes and training will teach you solutions, which are Music Lessons--Multiple aggressive, simple and effective, to the Instruments in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and violent situations of today. Note: these are Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers other disciplines for children and adults. private sessions for adults only. ongoing. private instruction for all ages and All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349912-308-7109. ddt_910@yahoo.com. 4582. ctcsavannah.com. experience levels in Guitar (electric, acoustic,classical), Piano, Bass, Chinese Language Classes Family Law Workshop Voice, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Flute, The Confucius Institute at Savannah State The Mediation Center has three Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory/ workshops per month for people who University offers free Chinese language Composition/Songwriting. 609 69th do not have legal representation in a classes starting January 17. To register, Street, Savannah GA. ongoing. 912family matter: divorce, legitimation, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. modifications of child support, visitation, 398-8828. smisavannah@gmail.com. 912-358-3160. confuciusinstitute@ savmusiciansinstitute.com. contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, savannahstate.edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354- New Horizons Adult Band Program 6686. mediationsavannah.com. 3219 College St. Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college Clay Classes Fany’s Spanish/English Institute and would like to play again. Mondays Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade children held at 15 E. Montgomery All ages and ability levels welcome. tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. 4578. sav..claystudio@gmail.com. 912-921-4646. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music The Clean Program Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Lessons You are what you eat, so eat clean. We have the power to heal ourselves Emphasis on theory, reading music, and Novel Writing by changing the way we eat, think and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. Write a novel, finish the one you’ve move and never ever diet again. This 28 ongoing. 912-232-5987. started, revise it or pursue publication. day detox program, based on the New Award-winning Savannah author Housing Authority Neighborhood York Times bestseller, Clean, includes Resource Center offers one-on-one or small group 30 days of unlimited yoga and weekly classes, mentoring, manuscript Housing Authority of Savannah hosts support meetings. Support meetings will classes at the Neighborhood Resource critique, ebook formatting. Email for be led by Stephanie Mobley, one of the pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon15 people in the world who trained with pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial the Clean Program as a Certified Clean education: 4th Fri each month, 9amPhotography Classes Wellness Coach. $175| Meetings + 30 11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Beginner photography to post Days of Unlimited Yoga, $75 for Meetings Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer production. Instruction for all levels. only Mon., Jan. 11. 912-349-2756. info@ lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. $20 for two-hour class. See website savannahpoweryoga.com. https:// 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha. for complete class list. 410-251-4421. clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ com. savannahpha.com/NRC.html. chris@chrismorrisphotography.com. ws?studioid=13343&stype=-8&sTG=36& Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 chrismorrisphotography.com. sVT=40&sView=day&sTrn=100000003&d Wheaton St. Piano Lessons ate=01/11/16. savannahpoweryoga.com. Intro to Circuit Design Series Piano lessons with a classically trained Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway with Raspberry Pi instructor, with theater and church Road Unit J-3. experience. 912-312-3977. ongoing. Intro to Circuit Design Series with georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia RaspberryPi to take place in our Boating Classes Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Classes on boat handling, boating safety Miskatonic Labs. This series of classes includes: 1. Dec 2 - Install Raspbian on and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Piano Voice-Coaching Raspberry Pi 2. Dec 9 - Design Gameboy Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to Pianist with M/degree,classical modern cartridge plug board with KiCad. 3. Dec 16 jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call register. 912-897-7656. savannahaux. - C / C++ / Python programming basics com. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious with Raspberry Pi. Also interface with inquiries only. ongoing. Creativity Coaching breadboard circuits 4. Dec 23 - Assemble A. Roper Studio - Voice Technique Do you have a creative idea but don’t Gameboy cartridge plug board and and Coaching know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your learn how to dump ROM / RAM 5. Jan Experienced and successful voice 6 - Design USB joystick with https://www. instructor is accepting students. very own creativity coach and learn how adafruit.com/products/296 and some to blast through blocks, plan your time, Nurturing and collaborative studio. buttons /3D model enclosure 6. Jan 13 and enjoy the richness of a creative life. Services offered include strengthening See website for more info at www.laurenl. - Print enclosure and assemble joystick the voice, range extension, relaxation $20 per class Wed., Jan. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. com/creativity_coaching/ or contact techniques, and coaching through various Creativity@LaurenL.com ongoing. Online, 844-MY-GUILD. events@theguildhall.com. styles of music. Audition and competition Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. ---. preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, DUI Prevention Group Knitting & Crochet Classes 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-484-0628. Downtown Offers victim impact panels for Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. Savannah, downtown. intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and State St. See the calendar of events anyone seeking knowledge about the on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. Russian Language Classes dangers of driving while impaired. A must thefrayedknotsav.com. Learn to speak Russian. All experience

levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. 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@gmail. com. branchesyoga.com/schedule/. branchesyoga.com. Branches Yoga Center, 242St.4 Drayton.

Clubs & Organizations

Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-631-3452, or Darowe, 912272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@ gmail.com. Avegost LARP

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

Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/ autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. Business Networking on the Islands

Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club

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

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at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail. com. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs

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

Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education, and fellowship.Member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. geecheesailingclub.org. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Historic Flight Savannah

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah.org. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Low Country Turners

A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe

Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook. com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. athenapluto@yahoo.com. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future

RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all

Tybee Island Farmers Market

Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave. Seniors ongoing. 912-344-5127. New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St. Safe Kids Savannah

A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-3533148. safekidssavannah.org. Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-4470943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group

Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. charlesfund@gmail.com. panerabread. com/. Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd

Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912748-7020. savannahnavyleague.us.

an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc@yahoo.com. savannahphc.com.

Society for Creative Anachronism

Meets every Saturday at the south end Meets most Saturdays. Green events and of Forsyth Park for fighter practice places. Share ways to Go Green each day. and general hanging out. For people interested in re-creating the Middle Ages Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. and Renaissance. Free Saturdays, 11 Savannah Kennel Club a.m.. savannahsca.org. Forsyth Park, Monthly meetings open to the Drayton St. & East Park Ave. public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 Savannah Toastmasters p.m. savannahkennelclub.org. Helps improve speaking and leadership barnesrestaurant.com. Barnes skills in a friendly, supportive Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Savannah Newcomers Club Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484Open to women who have lived in the 6710. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Savannah area for less than two years. Health University Medical Center, 4700 Membership includes monthly luncheon Waters Ave. and program. Activities, tours and events to help learn about Savannah Savannah Veggies and Vegans and make new friends. ongoing. Join the Facebook group to find out more savannahnewcomersclub.com. about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Savannah Parrot Head Club Mondays. Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send continues on p. 36 35 Savannah Go Green

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Toastmasters

Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. thincsavannah.com. Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn.com. vvasav.com. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, WoodvilleTompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@comcast.net.

Comedy

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. craftbeercustard.com. 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. musesavannah.org/. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd.

Polote. The program includes the works of American and European composers and songwriters including Louis Gottschalk (New Orleans), Johnny Mercer (Savannah), Ernest Bloch (Switzerland), Georges Bizet (France), and Sanford Jones (Virginia). Kim Michael Polote will perform signature songs from Marian Anderson’s repertoire, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Anderson’s farewell performance and will also perform classic songs by Johnny Mercer. Children over 10 please. Free event, donations appreciated Sun., Jan. 10, 4-5:30 p.m. 912-231-0243. sanfordjones4@gmail.com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

The Savannah Sacred Harp Singers present a free community singing event from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, January 9th at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. All are welcome to participate in America’s original roots music. For more information dial 912-655-0994 or visit savannahsacredharp.com. Sat., Jan. 9, 1-4 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway.

Dance

Adult Ballet Class

Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-8745. Adult Ballet Toning

Always wanted the body of a ballerina? Well.. YOU CAN! Our class is designed to stretch, tone, and enhance your body to become healthier than ever. Join us and Odd Lot is teaming up with the brilliant check out the calendar for dates to enroll. Chefs of Savannah Coffee Roasters to bring you a whole new dining experience. (this is apart of our fitness package of 10 classes for $80) $10.00 Mondays, 5 The always surprising talent of Odd Lot p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@ will perform a fully interactive Friday gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio. night Murder Mystery while you dine on a delicious three course meal. Seating is com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 at 6:30pm Friday nights. Reservations are Hodgson Memorial Drive. Adult Intermediate Ballet strongly recommended. Four actors and Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. three courses all for $40. It’s certain to be a night to remember. Great for groups, $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery parties, or anyone who loves a good Crossroad. Wednesdays. 912-921-2190. show. $40 Fridays, 6:30 p.m. justin@ Argentine Tango oddlot.org. oddlot.org. Savannah Coffee Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Concerts Memorial Drive. Lessons Sundays 13th Colony Sound (Barbershop 1:30-3;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per Singing) person. Wear closed toe leather shoes “If you can carry a tune, come sing with if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-3448511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for 9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. info. ongoing. 912-925-7416. savh_ Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland tango@yahoo.com. Ave. Awaken with Chakradance™ JAN 6-12, 2015

Odd Lot Improv: On The Spot Mysteries Dinner Theatre

Concert: Music for the Heartstrings

This annual piano, violin and vocal recital, now in its fourth year, will feature well-known pianists Sanford Jones and Marvin Keenze, violinist Effie Mydell, 36 and award-wining singer Kim Michael

A free-flowing, meditative dance, with eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery. No dance experience or chakras knowledge needed. $20 ongoing, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ comcast.net. chakradance.com/.

synergisticbodies.com. Synergistic Bodies, 7901 Waters Ave.

Ballroom Group Dance Class

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

Group classes every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesdays focus on fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday’s classes are more specific, with advanced elements. $15/person and $25/couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays.. 912335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Basic Shag Lessons

Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Beginner’s Belly Dance Classes

Learn basic moves and choreography with local Belly Dancer, Nicole Edge. Class is open to all ages and skill levels. Walk-ins welcome. 15.00 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. 912-596-0889. edgebelly@gmail. com. edgebellydance.com. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Dance Party

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

This full-scale production is choreographed by Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Choreographer Michael Lavrovsky, and based on William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of tragic love. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 55 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this celebration of true love onto our stage and into our hearts. Sat., Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Free Dance Thursdays at Lake Mayer

Lake Mayer is offering free dance and fitness classes for all ages every Thursday, in the Community Center. 9:30 am and 10:30 am is the “Little Movers” class for toddlers. 12:00 pm Lunch Break Fitness. 1:30 pm Super Seniors. 5:30 pm youth hip hop. 6:30 pm Adult African Fitness. FREE ongoing, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 912-652-6780. sdavis@ chathamcounty.org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads.

Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-5960889. cairoonthecoast.com.

Free Trial Shimmy Chic: Belly Dance Fitness

Dance Lessons (Salsa, Bachata)

Kids/Youth Dance Class

Shimmy and Shake with a BRAND NEW dance fitness program that we will start offering in January after the holiday break. Shimmy Chic is a low impact, high cardio workout that is designed Beginners Belly Dancing with to teach beginners and challenge the Cybelle seasoned dancer. You will learn the true For those with little-to-no dance background. Instructor is formally trained, skill of belly dance while getting a great workout. Our instructor, Kit Dobry, is the has performed for over ten years. $15/ only one certified in the Savannah area person. Tues. 7pm-8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, to teach this great workout! *Yoga mat is 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. required Join us for a FREE trial Thursday, info@cybelle3.com. cybelle3.com. December 17th. FREE Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.. 612-470-683. salondebaile.dance@ C.C. Express Dance Team gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio. Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748- Hodgson Memorial Drive. 0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Home Cookin’ Cloggers Windsor Forest. Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. Dance for Peace No beginner classes at this time. Call A weekly gathering to benefit locals Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748in need. Music, dancing, fun for all 0731. ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are Kids Hip Hop and Jazz welcomed. Free and open to the public. Mondays, 6 p.m. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. xavris21@ salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon yahoo.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson East Park Ave. Memorial Drive. Learn to dance Salsa & Bachata. For info, call Austin (912-704-8726) or Omar (Spanish - 787-710-6721). Thursdays. 912-704-8726. salsa@salsasavannah. com. salsasavannah.com.

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Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768.

LaBlast Dance Fitness

Created by world renowned dancer and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” professional, Louis Van Amstel, LaBlast uniquely combines a wide variety of ballroom dance styles and music genres. Do the Cha Cha Cha, Disco, Jive, Merengue, Salsa and Samba set to everything from pop and rock to hip-hop and country – and burn fat and blast calories! No experience and no partner necessary. $15.00 drop in or 10 classes for $80.00 Mondays, 6-7 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Line Dancing

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

Dance classes - hip hop, modern, jazz,

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

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

Come and shake it to the best latin grooves and bachata the night away in Pooler where it’s cooler. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. medi. tavern314@gmail.com. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Savannah Shag Club

Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St.

Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing

ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Sizzle: Dance and Cardio

A class designed to maintain that summer body by dancing and having fun. Incorporates dance and cardio to fun, spicy songs. $10 drop in or 10 classes for $80 Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912312-3549. reservetodance@gmail.com.

salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

Events

1st Thursdays Professionals Networking Mixer

today! $20 Thursdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@comcast. net. anahatahealingarts.com/healingaha/. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. Chatham Days

For the month of January, local visitors can come rediscover the military history The 100 Black Men of Savannah present and educational programming at Old a mixer for all Professionals in the Greater Fort Jackson for “Chatham Days.” The Savannah area. This is a great event special offer entitles Chatham county for networking as well as a chance for residents to a discounted buy one get newcomers to the coastal empire to one free admission throughout the meet new fun and interesting people. month of January. Just bring one valid No admission cost. Food and drinks for photo ID with a Chatham county address purchase on your own. Dress attire is to redeem the offer. Through Jan. 31. business casual. Door prizes, live music. 912-644-0179. helliott@chsgeorgia.org. free to attend..food & drink own your own chsgeorgia.org/Old-Fort-Jackson.html. first Thursday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. oglesbyh@gmail.com. Cocktail Co., 10 Common Grounds Whitaker Street. Common Grounds is a collaboration of Awaken with Chakradance™ the Episcopal Church and the United Thursdays Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet Join us for a free-flowing, meditative on Wednesday nights for open theological dance and experience the healing power discussion on hot button issues. All are of Chakradance™. With eclectic music welcome regardless of faith background selected to resonate with each specific or where you are on your spiritual journey. chakra, along with guided imagery, We are open and affirming of the LGBT Chakradance™ will take you on a spiritual community. Order for Compline by journey, free the energy in your body and candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at open you to a deeper experience of life. 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. facebook.com/ No dance experience or prior knowledge commongroundssavannah. The Foundery of the chakras is necessary. Limited to continues on p. 38 37 12 participants – email to reserve a spot

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Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren Test

At noon Wednesday, Chatham County residents will hear a one minute emergency tone from the various sirens Savannah Economic Development located throughout the county. Wed., Jan. Authority Breakfast Meeting 6, noon. Downtown Savannah, downtown. The meeting will feature keynote speaker Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre Mike Abrashoff, former commander of for the Arts the USS Benfold. SEDA will also present 2015 highlights and install 2015-16 Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. officers. $25 per person, $250 for table of Restoration, architecture, history of 10 Fri., Jan. 8. 912-447-8450. seda.org. the theatre and of early cinema. $4. westinsavannah.com/. Westin Savannah Group rates for ten or more. School Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday Savannah Storytellers 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. Tall tales and fun times with the classic To schedule a tour, contact Megan art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at Chandler at 912-525-5029 or mchandle@ 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling lucastheatre.com. ongoing. 912-525912-349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. 5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Kingdom Business Networking Alliance

Our mission is to Grow, Encourage, Inspire, Ignite & Equip Christian Business owners on how to do business with a Kingdom mindset. We promote and celebrate excellence in the business arena while developing the future generations of leaders through Christian values, disciplines, honor, integrity and expression of skills. Register early before the event closes out and please share this event by inviting a guest. Free first Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. 912-257-6248. info@kbnalliance.com. kbnalliance.com/. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Savannah Airport - Pooler, 103 San Drive. The original Midnight Tour

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

A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

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The SCMPD will swear in seven new officers, all of whom completed 11 weeks of state-mandated training at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center and are finishing up their seven weeks of Patrol School. They will receive their precinct assignments this week and report for duty Jan. 9. Fri., Jan. 8, 2 p.m. Professional Development Center, 3401 Edwin Street. Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice

Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. Southbound Brewery Saturday Tours and Tastes

Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco.com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, Explore the stress of our time and the thoughtful work. second Tuesday of every support of mindfulness practice and learn month, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The mindfulness techniques during this free Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. workshop, facilitated by Barry Helmey and Under The Rainbow Tricia Richardson. Thu., Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m. On Thursday nights come out to the sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 coolest spot in Pooler for Under The Bull Street. Rainbow. Every week we will host a Savannah Art Walk different event that will cater to those that An inclusive and inspiring Art Walk of play over, around and under the rainbow. our Historic Downtown. The Savannah Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. Art Walk includes twenty exceptional Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Galleries, as well as collaborative endeavors with Andaz and Bohemian Fitness Riverfront Hotel to offer wine pours Planting the Seeds of Mindfulness

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Savannah Power Yoga offers a community yoga class nearly every day of the week for just $8. All proceeds support local organizations. See schedule online for details. Most classes are heated to 90 degrees. Bring a yoga mat, towel and some water. $8 Mondays-Fridays, Sundays. (912) 349-2756. info@savannahpoweryoga. com. savannahpoweryoga.com. savannahpoweryoga.com/. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. $8 Community Meditation Classes

Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912-349-2756. savannahpoweryoga.com/. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd.

of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. firstcityfitness.com/pole-fitnessparties. html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr.

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Blue Water Yoga

Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Core Pilates

This fun and challenging Pilates class will tone your entire body while focusing on building core strength. Betsy HunterAl-Anon Family Groups Hughes is at your service every MonAn anonymous fellowship of relatives Wed-Fri 9:45 at Savannah Yoga Barre. and friends of alcoholics. The message $15 drop-in or class pass Mondays, of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. for friends/family of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people 912-200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre. com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. the Savannah area. check website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. Fitness Classes at the JEA savannahalanon.com. Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Bariatric Surgery Support Group Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-355-8811. savj.org. Center at Memorial. For those who savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational have had or are considering bariatric Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. surgery. Call or see website for info. first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. Free Caregiver Support Group 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. For anyone caring for senior citizens with memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health any affliction or illness. Second Saturday University Medical Center, 4700 Waters of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Ave. Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of Barre Classes support for the caregiving they provide. Looking for a fun way to tone and burn ongoing. savannahcommons.com. calories? Savannah Yoga Barre offers daily barre classes to help you reach your Free Yoga for Cancer Patients fitness goals. Diverse classes ensure St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for there’s something for everyone. All levels WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer are encouraged to attend. Start where you Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 are and go from there. Classes start as p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, early as 6 a.m. and as late as 6:45 p.m. Suite 100. The very gentle movements $15 drop-in or use class pass ongoing. and breath work in this class will give 912-200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre. you much needed energy, it will make com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah your body feel better, and it will give you Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 Beach Body Workouts with Laura MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer p.m. 912-819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Functional Training Class Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A Beastmode Fitness Group Training smooth mix of cardio and strengthening Train with this elite team. A total body exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, available. See website for info. Meets at downtown. West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pmDude’s Day at Savannah Climbing 9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. Coop YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Beginning Pole Fitness Savannah Every Thursday men climb Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to for half price, $5. See website for info. get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics continues on p. 40

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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.

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Pregnancy Yoga Classes

Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about Year round fitness opportunities. Walk honoring these changes in ourselves, our or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail Mommy and Baby Yoga body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Mondays. Call for times and fees or rapidly changing body and increases the Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and 7am-10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. Nonstop Fitness Spin Class motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ Join us every Thursday at 5:30pm offered as a 6 week session on Thursday SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ for Spin. Space is limited, please call evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 912-349-4902 to reserve your spot and is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and to inquire about our other classes. 10 Diamond Cswy. classes for $50 Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. no prior yoga experience is necessary. Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun 912-349-4902. kristi@nonstopfitnesssav. $120 - six week session Thursdays. Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s 912-704-7650. ann@douladeliveries. com. nonstopfitnesssav.com. NonStop fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave. com. douladeliveries.com. savannahyoga. strength against him. Call for info on free Pilates Classes com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 St. Daily classes for all skill levels including White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-9241. beginners. Private and semi-private Qigong classes by appointment. Carol DalyLiving Smart Fitness Club Simple meditation in motion. Done Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see standing. Tuesday evening @ St. St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. Thomas Episcopal, Isle of Hope. 5.45pm. Health Information and Resource Center Balance, Breath, Calm. Taught by Tricia offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which savannahpilates.com. pilatessavannah. com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Richardson. 658-5592. Tuesdays. St. is an exercise program to encourage Rerguson Ave. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays Ave. and Wednesdays the classes are held Pregnancy Yoga at the John S. Delaware Center. On Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Qigong Classes Tuesdays, the classes are held at the Thursdays. A mindful approach to Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor and longer life. Classes offer a time to include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. learn the exercises and perform them in low impact aerobics with cardio and ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga. a group setting. Class length averages 60 com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15

Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park

ongoing. qigongtim.com/. Renagade Workout

Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Resolution Race 5k

Runners will make their way through the scenic roads and grass paths on Bethesda’s campus. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Board of Bethesda for enriching and improving the lives of boys at Bethesda. $25 early registration, $35 after Jan. 1 Sat., Jan. 9, 8:30 a.m. 912-351-2061. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. Rock’n Body Fitness Bootcamp

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

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

302 West Victory Drive www.smokecartel.com

Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. Savannah Power Yoga Clean Detoxification Program

The Clean Program gives you the tools to reset your body and redefine your relationship with food. Certified Clean Wellness Coach, Stephanie Mobley, will guide participants through the 21-day detoxification program. Free information session Dec. 16 and Jan. 6. Mon., Jan. 11. savannahpoweryoga.com/. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd.

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the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. SIZZLE- Dance Cardio

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

This class is for everyone who moves! Improve your dynamic alignment, breath, grounding, and the ability to access fluid movement. You will improve in all your movement activities, while awakening more fully within your own life as an embodied experience. Led by international teacher Janet Kaylo. Wear light, loose fitting clothes suitable for dance or yoga. No experience necessary. $15 drop-in Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout

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

Yates Astro Resolution Race 5K & Optim Orthopedics Pancake Breakfast

Women’s Board of Bethesda presents annual Yates Astro 5K Trail Run thru Bethesda’s scenic 3.1 mile course. Register www.FleetFeetSavannah.com/ Bethesda. T shirt & Optim Orthopedics pancake breakfast included. Additional breakfasts may be purchased for friends/ family for $3. Course not suitable for strollers or pets. Proceeds used to enrich the educational lives of the Bethesda students. Race day registration is allowed up to 8:15 a.m. Race begins at 8:30 a.m. $25 thru 12/31/15; $35 1/1/16 forward Sat., Jan. 9, 8:30 a.m. 912.667.4824. wbob1915@gmail.com. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Yoga 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. ytt@savannahyoga. com. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga. com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Zumba Fitness (R) with April

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

Food Events Fire & Wine

Join us for half-priced bottles of wine, courtyard fire-pits, free marshmallows for roasting, and s’mores kits every Saturday night from 7-11pm! FREE 912-401-0543. info@foxyloxycafe.com. foxyloxycafe. com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. PICKForsyth Farmers Market Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, 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. jessie@savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

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

Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St.

expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912897-9544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga. html. Labor and Delivery Tour

Want to take a look around before the big day? Register for a tour of our labor and delivery areas. The tour is held once a month and fills up quickly, so please register early. Call 912-350-BORN (2676). second Sunday of every month. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Live Plant Strong Savannah!

The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912-355-4601. speechandhearingsav. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St.

Hope to see YOU at our first meeting! Learn about the connection between a whole foods, plant based lifestyle and personal health, the environment, farming, animal welfare and food and health inequities. Food matters! We are your local resource and support group for living the plant based way! Please join us! Let’s have fun and get healthy the plant based way in 2016! Find us in the Y’s freestanding gym, beside the outdoor pool, behind the Habersham YMCA. No charge Thu., Jan. 7, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-660-6912. mharg@comcast. net. plantpurepods.com/podsdirect/ savannah-ga-savannah-veggies-andvegans-group/. ymcaofcoastalga. org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St.

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.

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

Free Hearing Screenings

Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept.

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.

Living Smart Fitness Club

Planned Parenthood Hotline

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

This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and Local organizations are invited to sign delivery in simple, easy-to-understand Helps everyday ordinary people with up to prepare Sunday Supper for people terms. The four-week course includes a everyday ordinary problems: smoking, who are homeless and live at Union tour of the labor and delivery unit. This weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life Mission’s shelters for homeless people. class is popular, so please register early coaching. Caring, qualified professional Groups must sign up in advance and help. See website or call for info. ongoing. $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth. on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. Know Your Water com/. Memorial Health University Medical 912-236-7423. What everyone ought to know about our Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Tybee Island Farmers Market drinking water (bottled, tap, distilled, The Savannah 7-Day Diabetes Featuring a variety of produce, baked Repair reverse osmosis, filtered, alkaline and goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces spring.) Are you paying thousands of If you are ready to take control of your and dressings, popsicles, dog treats money for water that is making you life and health, call today, enroll in this and natural body products. The market sick? Find out what water is best for fun but intensive seven week program to is non-smoking and pet friendly. heal your body of diabetes. You will learn tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com. Stephen your body. FREE Tuesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. 703-989-6995. oggisavannah@gmail. how changing can heal. You can reverse Johnson, 206 Miller Ave. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 diabetes by following a new protocol, Drayton St. Suite B. even if you have been diabetic for Health years. Includes over a year of follow-up La Leche League of Savannah Armstrong Prescription Drug A breast feeding support group for new/ Prepare Sunday Suppers at Union Mission

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support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga. org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing.

Kid’s Happenings

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

Healthy Kids Club

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

Savannah’s first organized Irish dance school welcomes dancers, ages 4 and up. Learn Irish Step and Ceili (Irish square) Dancing at a relaxed pace. Convenient mid-town location. Adult classes available. Thursdays.. 912-897-5984. irishdancsav@aol.com. Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours

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

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

Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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

LGBT

JAN 6-12, 2015

First City Network

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

True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA 42 meeting that welcomes all alcoholics,

Georgia Equality Savannah

GVNT HAVS

GVNT HAVS is a free monthly drag show that houses the unique antics of the House of Gunt, a Savannah based freeform drag collective whose mission is to connect the trashy with the flashy, the kitschy with the classy, and the people of Savannah with a breath of fresh, queer air. Free first Thursday of every month, 10 p.m. houseofgunt@gmail.com. Chuck’s Bar, 305 West River Street. Savannah Pride, Inc.

Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBT community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. Call for location. ongoing. 912-288-7863. heather@savpride.com. savpride.com.

handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org.

org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr.

A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. Check the “GreenDrinks Savannah” facebook page. Free to attend. Cash bar. second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. macphersonspub.com/Main/Home.aspx. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub, 311 West Congress St.

The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is pleased to announce the ribbon cutting ceremony for its community low-cost spay and neuter clinic, Pet Fix Savannah on Tuesday, January 12 at 2:00 PM. The event which will be held on the Humane Society campus at 7215 Sallie Mood Drive is open to the public. Tue., Jan. 12. humanesocietysav.org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr.

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Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

Support EOA through the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Recycle empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, laptops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive technology products and cash. Businesses may also recycle items on behalf of EOA for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. Anderson St. See website, email or call for info. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x126. dwproperty@aol.com. fundingfactory. com.

Pet Fix Savannah Ribbon Cutting

St. Almo’s

Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2343336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.

Religious & Spiritual

Band of Sisters Prayer Group

All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, Stand Out Youth A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender winds through maritime forest, freshwater Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s and questioning youth organization. wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live heart is like channels of water in the Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am- hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. 912-657-1966. info@standoutyouth. New Years. Call or see website for info. capitolcom.org/georgia. org. standoutyouth.org. Vineyard Church ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland. Buddhist Meditation Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island All ages, lineages, and newcomers Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. What Makes a Family welcome. Our schedule is: Tuesdays A children’s therapy group for children of Wilderness Southeast 6-7:30 PM- for 30 minutes mediation GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice A variety of programs each month followed by study group, $10. a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352including guided trips with naturalists. Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM- one hour of 2611. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop gentle yoga followed by 30 minutes of appreciation, understanding, stewardship, guided meditation, $15. Sundays 9-10:30 and enjoyment of the natural world. Call AM- Mediation, dharma talk and tea, $10. Nature and or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236- Reiki healing is offered by appointment. Environment 8115. wilderness-southeast.org. Text Rev. Cindy Beach at (912) 429-7265 Bring One for the Chipper for more info or visit savannahzencenter. The City’s annual Christmas tree recycling com or find us on Facebook. Located event will be held at Bacon Park Transfer Pets & Animals Low Cost Pet Clinic Station and Dean Forest Landfill. Trees atLocated at 640 E 40th St and Reynolds. TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, can be dropped off to the landfills $10-$15 ongoing. The Savannah Zen host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for prior to the 9th at the Home Depots on Center, 640 E. 40th St. students, military and seniors the Abercorn, Victory and Pooler Parkway. Catholic Singles second and fourth Wednesdays of each The mulch from the Christmas trees will A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, be used for parks and neighborhood meet frequently for fun, fellowship and ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue beautification projects throughout service. Send email or check website agencies). See website for info. ongoing. to receive announcements of activities the city. Sat., Jan. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. tailsspin.com. tailsspin.com. TailsSpin savannahga.gov/cityweb/services.nsf/ and to suggest activities for the group. Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., ongoing. familylife@diosav.org. diosav. c513672410d492e785256ae1004fe9c7/ b92e407c63a3d0e485256ae1006ca413? Habersham Village. org/familylife-singles. OpenDocument. City of Savannah Landfill, Operation New Hope Gratitude Circle in the Squares Operation New Hope allows inmates to 1327 Dean Forest Rd. Join Joanne Morton and others on train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Wednesdays for a weekly gathering of Coffee with a Ranger positive energy. All are welcome. Free Start your morning right by getting coffee Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the hugs. View calendar for the square of and having a discussion with a park recidivism rate among Chatham County the week. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. gastateparks. inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, 917-676-4280. magicpassionlove. org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island and help previously unadoptable dogs com/savannah-gratitude/. Downtown State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. find loving homes. The graduated dogs Savannah, downtown. Dolphin Project are available for adoption can be viewed Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Guided Silent Prayer Program is available to speak at schools, at www.humansocietvsav.org, and www. Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided chathamsheriff.org. Operation New clubs, organizations. A powerpoint silent prayer, and minutes to receive presentation with sound and video about Hope is funded by the Humane Society prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, estuarine dolphins and their environment. and community donations. ongoing. 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 chathamsheriff.org. humanesocietysav. Age/grade appropriate programs and Montgomery St. See website for info. Walk on the Wild Side


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ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. Maritime Bethel

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

A New Church in the City, For the City

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

Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts.edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-2321033. revwasson@gmail.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. Read the Bible in One Year

A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Tapestry Church

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

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

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.

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

Pastor Lolita L. Hickman, along with the officers and members of Trinity Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia cordially invites Savannah-Chatham County and surrounding communities to join us in celebrating our Church and Pastor’s Third Anniversary. The service will be held Sunday, January 10, 2016 beginning at 4:00 p.m., 902 West 36th Street. Rev. Perry Tyson, Pastor of Bolton Street Baptist Church will bring the message for the occasion. Sun., Jan. 10. Trinity Baptist Church, 902 W. 36th Street. Savannah

Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-234-0980. admin@ uusavannah.org. uusavannah.org. uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Unity Church of Savannah

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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.

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Special Screenings

Film: Memorial Tribute to Joan Fontaine

The PFS salutes late, great BritishAmerican actress Joan Fontaine with

a rare public viewing of perhaps the strangest film she ever starred in. The exact title will remain a secret until showtime, but anyone who enjoys odd and eerie thrillers will love this forgotten gem. $7 Wed., Jan. 6, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Punk Rock Movie Night

Join the Sentient Bean for a monthly series of movies directly inspired by punk music, fashion or general attitude. The movie will start promptly at 8PM. Admission is free for customers. Attendees are invited to discuss and or promote any events or shows happening

around town. second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Sports & Games

Adult and Junior Tennis Clinics

On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. Adult Coed Flag Football League

8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. His novel *Of Mice and Men* helped win him the award, but it required extra persistence. When he’d almost finished the manuscript, he went out on a date with his wife. While they were gone, his puppy Toby ripped his precious pages into confetti. As mad as he was, he didn’t punish the dog, but got busy on a rewrite. Later he considered the possibility that Toby had served as a helpful literary critic. The new edition of *Of Mice and Men* was Steinbeck’s breakout book. I’m guessing that in recent months you have received comparable assistance, Aries -although you may not realize it was assistance until later this year.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Remember back to what your life was like during the first nine months of 2004. I suspect that you fell just short of fulfilling a dream. It’s possible you were too young to have the power you needed. Or maybe you were working on a project that turned out to be pretty good but not great. Maybe you were pushing to create a new life for yourself but weren’t wise enough to make a complete breakthrough. Almost 12 years later, you have returned to a similar phase in your long-term cycle. You are better equipped to do what you couldn’t quite do before: create the masterpiece, finish the job, rise to the next level.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

To become a skillful singer, you must learn to regulate your breath. You’ve got to take in more oxygen than usual for extended periods, and do it in ways that facilitate rather than interfere with the sounds coming out of your mouth. When you’re beginning, it feels weird to exert so much control over an instinctual impulse, which previously you’ve done unconsciously. Later, you have to get beyond your self-conscious discipline so you can reach a point where the proper breathing happens easily and gracefully. Although you may not be working to become a singer in 2016, Gemini, I think you will have comparable challenges: 1. to make conscious an activity that has been unconscious; 2. to refine and cultivate that activity; 3. to allow your consciously-crafted approach to become unselfconscious again.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22)

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Ancient humans didn’t “invent” fire, but rather learned about it from nature and then figured out how to produce it as needed. Ropes had a similar origin. Our ancestors employed long vines made of tough fiber as primitive ropes, and eventually got the idea to braid and knot the vines together for greater strength. This technology was used to hunt, climb, pull, fasten, and carry. It was essential

Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. Bears Elite Football

Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes

Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See

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to the development of civilization. I predict that 2016 will bring you opportunities that have metaphorical resemblances to the early rope. Your task will be to develop and embellish on what nature provides.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

British author Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) had a day job with the postal service until he was in his fifties. For years he awoke every morning at 5:30 and churned out 2,500 words before heading to work. His goal was to write two or three novels a year, a pace he came close to achieving. “A small daily task, if it really be daily,” he wrote in his autobiography, “will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules.” I recommend that you borrow from his strategy in 2016, Leo. Be regular and disciplined and diligent as you practice the art of gradual, incremental success.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

wrap up long-term projects you’ve been working on -- and also to be at peace with abandoning those you can’t.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

A bottle of Chateau Cheval Blanc wine from 1947 sold for $304,000. Three bottles of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1869 went for $233,000 apiece. The mystique about aged wine provokes crazy behavior like that. But here’s a more mundane fact: Most wine deteriorates with age, and should be sold within a few years of being bottled. I’m thinking about these things as I meditate on your longterm future, Sagittarius. My guess is that your current labor of love will reach full maturity in the next 18 to 20 months. This will be a time to bring all your concentration and ingenuity to bear on making it as good as it can be. By September of 2017, you will have ripened it as much as it can be ripened.

Umbrellas shelter us from the rain, saving us from the discomfort of getting soaked and the embarrassment of bad hair. They also protect us from the blinding light and sweltering heat of the sun. I’m very much in favor of these practical perks. But when umbrellas appear in your nightly dreams, they may have a less positive meaning. They can indicate an inclination to shield yourself from natural forces, or to avoid direct contact with primal sensuality. I hope you won’t do much of that in 2016. In my opinion, you need a lot of face-to-face encounters with life in its raw state. Symbolically speaking, this should be a non-umbrella year.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Centuries ago, lettuce was a bitter, prickly weed that no one ate. But ancient Egyptians guessed its potential, and used selective breeding to gradually convert it into a tasty food. I see 2016 as a time when you could have a comparable success. Look around at your life, and identify weed-like things that could, through your transformative magic, be turned into valuable assets. The process may take longer than a year, but you can set in motion an unstoppable momentum that will ensure success.

Around the world, an average of 26 languages go extinct every year. But it increasingly appears that Welsh will not be one of them. It has enjoyed a revival in the past few decades. In Wales, it’s taught in many schools, appears on road signs, and is used in some mobile phones and computers. Is there a comparable phenomenon in your life, Libra? A tradition that can be revitalized and should be preserved? A part of your heritage that may be useful to your future? A neglected aspect of your birthright that deserves to be reclaimed? Make it happen in 2016.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Fourteenth-century author Geoffrey Chaucer produced a collection of stories known as *The Canterbury Tales.* It became a seminal text of English literature even though he never finished it. The most influential book ever written by theologian Thomas Aquinas was a work he gave up on before it was completed. The artist Michelangelo never found the time to put the final touches on numerous sculptures and paintings. Why am I bringing this theme to your attention? Because 2016 will be an excellent time to

In her poem “Tree,” California poet Jane Hirshfield speaks of a young redwood tree that’s positioned next to a house. Watch out! It grows fast -- as much as three feet per year. “Already the first branch-tips brush at the window,” Hirshfield writes. “Softly, calmly, immensity taps at your life.” I suspect this will be an apt metaphor for you in 2016. The expansion and proliferation you have witnessed these past few months are likely to intensify. That’s mostly good, but may also require adjustments. How will you respond as immensity taps at your life?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Imagine that a beloved elder has been writing down your life story in the form of a fairy tale. Your adventures aren’t rendered literally, as your waking mind might describe them, but rather through dream-like scenes that have symbolic resonance. With this as our template, I’ll predict a key plot development of 2016: You will grow increasingly curious about a “forbidden” door -- a door you have always believed should not be opened. Your inquisitiveness will reach such an intensity that you will consider locating the key for that door. If it’s not available, you may even think about breaking down the door.


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website for info. ongoing. savannahderby. com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East com. Park Ave. Grief 101 Support Group

Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Saturday Group Run or Walk

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

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

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo. Sports Coach

Golf, Tennis, Baseball, Etc. for novices or professionals. Fine tune your mental game with guided imagery and visualization. 25 years experience. For more info call 912-247-4903. ongoing. Online only, none. Ultimate Frisbee

Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. USMNT (Soccer) American Outlaws Chapter

USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912398-4014. savannahflipflop.com. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.

Support Groups

1 More 2 Save Mental Health Support

This is a group for consumers of all Mental Illnesses. It’s a place to come learn, relax and speak on a weekly basis about symptoms, emotions and overall health. Every Tuesday at 7pm. Venues subject to change. Free Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912 344 8019. lidnsaywittaa@gmail.

Alcoholics Anonymous

For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa. com. Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Family Support Group

For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912236-0363 x143. Amputee Support Group

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

Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. Brain Injury Support Group

For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Breast Cancer Survivors Group

Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group

For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Children’s Grief Support Group

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Introducing Mr. Earl Barnes By Your Pal Erin

psychicyourpalerin@gmail.com www.yourpalerin.com

MR. EARL BARNES is a homeless veteran and spiritual writer who spends his days in Forsyth Park and downtown squares gifting visitors with poetry and essays. The first time we met, he told me of his aspirations to write a “Homeless Voices” column for Connect and shared an excerpt of a book he intends to publish. As a psychic medium, one of my gifts is to see beyond appearances and into hearts. Mr. Earl’s calling to heal with his words radiated beyond his hypnotizing voice and dazzling smile, enveloping his being in beautiful white light. So when, over the next few months, I saw him pandering to tourists for dollars by telling them it was his birthday, I felt sad; not so much because he was lying, but because he was underestimating the value of speaking his truth. In a none-of-my-business moment, I tearfully asked him why he felt he needed to lie about it being his birthday instead of asking for donations to help support his writing. This led to a series of conversations, a couple of writing assignments from me to him, and ultimately today’s column. I am proud to kick off the New Year by introducing Mr. Earl, in his own words: GOD’S DAY ROOM

I am writing this letter because I believe that God has called me to do something about homelessness in Savannah. My solution is for our

community to come together and build a place called God’s Day Room. The Day Room would serve as middle ground that bridges the gaps between the existing program at Emmaus House, where homeless people get their daily breakfast, shower and wash their clothes; the lunch program at Social Apostolate and the 4 p.m. check-in at Old Savannah City Mission, where we spend the night. The Day Room would provide shelter from winter cold and midday summer heat. It would be a place to feed people’s spiritual, creative and intellectual hunger with classes in bible study, art and skills that can help us to earn an in income. Last August, when Emmaus House closed for cleaning and maintenance, we were left without its basic meals and services for three weeks, causing a rise in crime an illness among the homeless population. With the help of God’s Day room, we can close that gap and use the space to care for people at times like this when the existing programs cannot. Back in Toledo I found a similar day room that helped me to get back on my feet and instilled in me the faith that has become my foundation as a spiritual writer and advocate for homeless veterans.I believe that God’s Day Room will strengthen our community because God will bless us for doing His will to end homelessness. He is calling on all of us to do something. With this faith I ask for your help. Sincerely, Earl Barnes To learn more about Mr. Earl head on over to www.yourpalerin.com and check out the link.

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support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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

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

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

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

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

For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Fibromyalgia Support Group

Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. Gambling Problem 12 Step Program

Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730.

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A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-4126675 or 912-414-3827. ongoing.

Greater Savannah Breast Cancer Support Group

Breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and coastal Georgia area are invited to join this group. The meetings often feature presentations from the local medical community, are informal, and are conducted in a discussion format to encourage participation. For more information, call 912-897-3933. second Sunday of every month, 4-6 p.m. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave. Grief Support Groups

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

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

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

Klinefelter Syndrome/47-XXY Support Group

For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47-XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. ongoing. amkw21@gmail.com.

Legacy Group: For individuals with advanced and recurrent cancer.

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

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call or see website for info. Located in the Summit Cancer Care office at the Curtis and

Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Narcotics Anonymous

Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-2385925. National Alliance of Mental Illness

NAMI Savannah is offering their monthly Mental Health Education meetings on the second Tuesday of every month from 6-8 PM at The Reed Clubhouse on 1141 Cornell Drive, Savannah. Connections Group which is for anyone with a Mental Health diagnosis is offered weekly on Tuesday nights from 6-8 PM at The Trinity Lutheran Church at 12391 Mercy Blvd, Savannah. Family Support Group is offered on the last Monday of the month at The Reed Clubhouse on 1144 Cornell Drive, Savannah from 6-8 PM. Please call for any further information. NAMI Savannah phone number is 912-353-7143 second Tuesday of every month, 6-8 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Overeaters Anonymous

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

For parents of children attending Chatham-Savannah Public School System who have IEP plans, to offer mutual support through the challenges of the IEP process. Email for info. ongoing. amkw210@gmail.com. Parents of Ill Children

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

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

Prostate Cancer Support Group: Man to Man

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

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at St. Joseph’s Hospital,11705

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

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

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

Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to the art of public speaking. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, members learn to speak more precisely and confidently via prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and constructive evaluations. It’s fun, informative, and a great way to network with area professionals. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. 912-663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. Sex Addicts Anonymous

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

Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-350-8900. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Spouse/Life Partner Support Group

Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Survivors of Suicide Support Group

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


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