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Paula McLain, acclaimed author of The Paris Wife, discusses her latest blockbuster, Circling The Sun, with Season #9’s Opening Address.

Erik Larson, the NY Times #1 Best Selling author, delivers SBF’s 2016 Keynote Address with the chilling story of the 1915 U-Boat sinking of the Lusitania.

William Paul Young’s first book, The Shack, sold 25 million copies worldwide. His latest, Eve, is an unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative.

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Wednesday / 13 Chatham Days

For the month of January, local visitors can come rediscover the military history and educational programming at Old Fort Jackson for Chatham Days. 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.

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Film: Operation Lipstick

Dr. Victor Thompson working in an archaic excavation site at Buckhead, Ossabaw Island in 2015. Note the 3800-year-old oyster shell layer in the excavation area.

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Friday: Georgia Tech vs. FSU 6p.m., UGA vs. Florida 8:30p.m. Saturday: FSU vs. Florida 5:30 p.m. UGA vs. Georgia Tech 8 p.m. 6 & 8:30 p.m Civic Center, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave. $9.60 - $16 savannahhockeyclassic.com

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The Ossabaw Island Foundation’s annual meeting features keynote speaker Dr. Victor Thompson, who will discuss “Living and Feasting on Ossabaw Island 3800 Years Ago.” The meeting coincides with Sandy West’s 103rd birthday, and cake and coffee will be served after the meeting. (Mrs. West will not be in attendance.) 6 p.m Coastal Ga Center, 305 Fahm St.

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. chathamsheriff.org/careers

Thursday / 14 Beer and Hymns

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

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Concert: Jackson Browne 4 Thursday / 14

Jackson Browne, popular singer/ songwriter and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, performs. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 4 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Ride your bike to the City of Savannah’s meeting on the proposed ordinance that prohibits anyone over 12 from riding their bike or skating in Forsyth Park. Riders should speak up about how the ordinance will affect them and urge city officials to find sensible solutions to improve safety in the park and on nearby streets, while preserving access for all 5:30pm Forsyth Park

Film: The Dark Crystal 4 Saturday / 16

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world. Followed by a post show Q&A. Trustees Theater, 216 E Broughton 7 p.m. $8

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, and soprano Kelly Blackmarr Carlile. Early arrival recommendedseating is on a first come basis. 7-8:30 p.m Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. $10 at the door


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Loose Leaf Skateboards After Me the Flood, Beware the Promo Viewing Neverending, Citadel, An End in Mind Premiering a Loose Leaf promo video by Coastal Rock Productions Presents: After Me The Flood, Citadel, Personalities, Royal Oaks. 7-11 p.m Black Box Theatre, 9 W. Henry St. $7 coastalrocksavannah.com

Jordan Anstatt. The entrance fee goes directly to the Savannah Skatepark fund. The fee will also get you a raffle ticket and the chance to win some sweet prizes. 7-10 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $5

Concert: Tribute to Bill Monroe

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The New South String Band from Atlanta will commemorate the life of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass. 8 p.m Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. $20 tybeeposttheater.org

Film: Carol

Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences. 7 p.m Spotlight Theatres Eisenhower Square Cinema 6, 1100 Eisenhower Dr.

Georgia Tech takes the ice against Florida State at 6p.m., followed by UGA vs. Florida match-up at 8:30p.m.. 6 & 8:30 p.m Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $9.60 - $16 savannahhockeyclassic.com

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Concert: Schumann and Mahler Piano Quartets

The Savannah Philharmonic presents these piano quartets and features Adrienne Caravan, violin; Tania Maxwell Clements, viola; Lisa Caravan, cello; and Linda Boianova, piano. 5 p.m Ascension Lutheran Church, 120 Bull St. $20 912-525-5050. savannahphilharmonic.org

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Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Forsyth Park forsythfarmersmarket.com

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Concert: Monroe Crossing 4 Saturday / 16

Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada. 7:30 p.m Randy Wood Guitars 1304 East Hwy. 80. randywoodmusic.com

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

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Florida State Seminoles meet the Florida Gators on the ice in first match-up of the night at 5:30. The UGA Ice Dogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets face-off begins at 8:30. 5:30 & 8:30 p.m Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $14, $18 savannahhockeyclassic.com continues on p. 6

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Savannah Traffick Jam

This event seeks to educate the community about the presence of human trafficking in Savannah and explain the resources that government and local organizations provide to address this concern. 10 a.m.-4 p.m The Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St.

Strange But True Film Fest

The Psychotronic Film Festival presents this program of seven carefully chosen award-winning documentaries on (and with) some very unusual subjects. Jan. 16-17 Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $10 for each movie, $50 for all seven films

Unity in the Community

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Concert: A Choral Concert of Sacred Music

Presented by the 25-member choir of St. John’s Church on Madison Square and under the direction of Steven Branyon. Celebrating the many holy days between All Saints and Candlemas with English and Latin motets and anthems from the Renaissance to the 21st century. A freewill offering will be accepted in support of Sacred Heart’s Organ Fund. 3 p.m Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1707 Bull St.

Concert: Audrey Shakir

Audrey Shakir is an accomplished jazz vocalist based in Atlanta and has studied vocal improvisation with famed jazz pianist Barry Harris. 5-7 p.m Johnny Harris Restaurant, 1651 E Victory Dr. $20

Ogeechee Riverbank Cleanup

The Rangers at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, located along the banks of the Ogeechee River, are asking for participants to help keep this majestic river healthy and clean. Volunteers will walk the bank of the river at low tide and pick up the trash and debris that has washed ashore. 9-10 a.m Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. Free 912-727-2339

Strange But True Film Fest

The Psychotronic Film Festival presents this program of seven carefully chosen award-winning documentaries on (and with) some very unusual subjects. Jan. 16-17 Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $10 for each movie, $50 for all seven films

Unity in the Community

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade

The parade is for organizations that wish to express thanks and remembrance of the life and works of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 10 a.m Downtown

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Concert: Songs of Johnny Mercer and Friends

Celebrate two of Savannah’s favorites -- lyricist Johnny Mercer and the OwensThomas House -- with live music in the dining room. Featured artists Jackson Evans (January 12) and Kristin King (January 19) will delight an intimate audience with tunes by Johnny Mercer and friends in the most unique room in Savannah complete with curved walls, Greek-key skylight, and early 19th-century antiques. Prior to the performance, Glenn T. Eskew, professor of history at Georgia State University and author of Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World, will talk about Johnny Mercer’s music. 5-7 p.m Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. FOT members $35 / non-members $55

Tongue: Open Mouth & Music Show hosted by Calvin Thomas

Music, poetry and spoken word on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. third Tuesday of every month, 7-10 p.m Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. Free and open to the public. facebook.com/roastingsavannah


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Inaugural hopes... and shadows A STIRRING and apparently unscripted moment happened at the Jan. 5 inauguration of new Mayor Eddie DeLoach and City Council in the Johnny Mercer Theatre. After DeLoach and the new Council were officially sworn in, master of ceremonies Sonny Dixon—who himself considered a mayoral run in 2015—asked former Mayor Otis Johnson to the podium to introduce outgoing Mayor Edna Jackson. Otis Johnson, who Dixon said is “the smartest guy I know,” proceeded to deliver a straightforward but clearly heartfelt summation of Jackson’s life and career, all off the cuff. And then, Jackson herself left her front row seat, ascending the steps to the stage with the help of new Mayor DeLoach. Flanked by DeLoach and Johnson, the vanquished Jackson delivered a brief but very upbeat and positive speech about the value of unity and moving forward for the good of all Savannah. There were some who later said, not without merit, that the night should have been DeLoach’s, and that Dixon’s improvisation was a bit inappropriate. That said, as far as optics were concerned, it was a home run. New Mayor DeLoach’s humble inaugural address also stressed the need for inclusiveness and working together. Perhaps significantly, one of the many historical figures he name-dropped in the speech included Malcolm Maclean, a white Savannah mayor from the ‘50s-’60s known for his work with early Civil Rights leaders. The theme of unity was the surprising star of this inauguration, coming on the heels of what Alderman Van Johnson identified in his council acceptance speech as the most divisive election he had seen.

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also blabbing in an alarmingly unprofessional fashion on Facebook about the supposed “secret” effort. Of course, the perceived need for Savannah to have a new City Manager was the worst kept secret of the campaign. It was the subtext to virtually every conversation, underpinning most every candidate forum and debate, whether a single word was said about it out loud. When pressed, Thomas clammed up about the incendiary post and refused to comment further. DeLoach also refused comment, citing a “personnel matter.” But most supporters seemed to think that if DeLoach had in fact got the ball rolling on Cutter’s resignation/termination before being sworn in, it wasn’t a moment too soon and was in fact one of the key reasons they voted for him in the first place. Sprague’s efforts to publicly undermine the new administration are at least understandable in a human sense, given that she was overwhelmingly rejected by voters in her district. She is likely hurt and angry, and who wouldn’t be? But Thomas’s online outburst, while characteristic, was on another level of spite. The idea that mere hours before a new Mayor was inaugurated during a time of great strife, a reelected Alderman —Savannah’s longest-serving —would throw a figurative hand grenade into the room nearly beggars imagination. It’s true that Thomas supported Edna Jackson over Eddie DeLoach in the runoff. It was an endorsement he revealed only after he was securely reelected, much to the chagrin of many of those District 6 constituents who voted for him over several competing candidates. But plenty of other voters also chose Jackson over DeLoach, yet managed to refrain from such needlessly destructive tactics. It’s not really that hard to do! cs

Dear Alderman Thomas, Mr. Thomas, even if your claims regarding the City Manager are true, you totally violated the spirit of the night of the inauguration. Alderman Van Johnson asked that you all be up-front and respectful, avoiding the divisiveness that social media can cause.

Sonny Dixon and Mayors Johnson, Jackson, and DeLoach asked for a spirit of unity. Like the shadow-seeking troll that you are, you used social media to sow sleaze only as an experienced predator can do. For totally destroying the great opportunity this city had in its grasp that night, there is a group of us that are going to

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insure your public accountability for all that you are, and all of the reprehensible behavior you have displayed. You are hateful. You are destructive. You are an abomination to all that is good and right in an elected official. A real man and true leader would have saved their concern for the first City Council meeting. Know that money, time and effort will be placed to your

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And then? Right after saying, “I have news for you this evening: The campaign is over,” Alderman Johnson proceeded to give what sounded like his first campaign speech of his 2019 Mayoral campaign! (He has since denied any such aspirations.) Cynical predictions aside, Alderman Johnson’s speech was indeed remarkable, and I was heartened to hear him echo the opinion of many other observers when he said this election “gives us the opportunity to finally—finally!—deal with the elephant in the room” of classism and racism in Savannah. In his speech, Alderman Johnson also pointedly referred to the need to stop “assassinating each other on social media,” to cheers from the audience. He could of course have been talking about virtually anyone who posted an opinion during this heated election. But I couldn’t help but wonder if he was particularly referring to his fellow Alderman, Tony Thomas, who sat about ten feet away on the stage. As most of you are now aware, Alderman Thomas is a longtime Facebook poweruser with seemingly little to no filter. His blunt, Trump-like willingness to speak his mind is one reason he is so popular in his district. A couple of hours before this inauguration—which like any inauguration had solemn overtones and promise of new hope —Thomas made a Facebook post that was juvenile and needlessly divisive even by his standards. The post accused DeLoach, who hadn’t even been sworn in at that time, of unethically trying to oust current City Manager Stephanie Cutter, who would indeed announce her retirement a few days later. (See story this issue.) Outgoing Alderwoman Mary Ellen Sprague—who unlike Thomas was defeated for reelection—echoed Thomas,

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Our rising fame has been a real cliffhanger, actually: Sleepy Savannah has long provided charming backdrops for hundreds of films over the decades, from Forrest Gump’s bench to SpongeBob’s Salty Shoals. But contracts dropped dramatically in 2014 after shake-ups in the City’s Film Office and the death of second camera assistant Sarah Jones on the set of Midnight Rider. The tragedy, which revolutionized safety standards industry-wide, also contributed to the closure of Meddin Studios, Savannah’s only full-service soundstage and production facility at the time. (The Savannah Film Factory has since transformed the old CitiTrends building on Fahm Street into a movie-making wonderland.) But overcoming adversity is part of any riveting epic, and the Hostess City has emerged triumphant last year as a veritable Show Biz capital of the South. “We had a major production filming here every month in 2015,” confirms Will Hammargren of the Savannah Film Office, adding that three of the 16 finalists in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival were filmed in Savannah—Christine, The

Intervention and Birth of a Nation. “Georgia has essentially become the go-to location in the Southeast, and Atlanta sees a lot of production. But Savannah has infrastructure and a beach, so that drives a lot of work our way.” Money also plays a starring role: As North Carolina, Florida and Louisiana have dialed back their incentives for film production, Georgia’s remain some of the highest in the country, offering up to a 30 percent tax credit with no spending cap. And beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) has sweetened the deal, adding extra rebates and a relocation reimbursement for qualified crew professionals through the Savannah Entertainment Production Incentive program. The $1.5 million yearly investment will win us an even larger slice Georgia’s $6 billion film revenue pie, feeding what SEDA CEO Trip Tollison calls “the sixth pillar of Savannah’s economy.” “We may not surpass Atlanta in terms of the number of productions, but Savannah is in a solid second place with its film industry,” Tollison told a packed room last week at the annual

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When it comes to making movies, I’m firmly committed to suspending my disbelief. As far as I’m concerned, the film business is a world of glamor and sorcery located somewhere in a galaxy far, far away, where celestial beings create entertainment for us mere mortals. I don’t even want to know what’s actually in popcorn butter, let alone what goes on behind the scenes. And there’s no worse spoiler than bumping into your favorite film heartthrob and a local restaurant and finding out he is shorter than you, or is mean to dogs, or is a crappy tipper. Close encounters of the movie star kind can also go wrong the other way: Several Savannah Film Festivals ago, legendary publicist Bobby Zarem introduced me to a major objet de crush, actor Josh Lucas, and I was delighted to find out that he was as indeed as tall and smoldering as he appeared in Sweet Home Alabama. So delighted, in fact, that I spilled sweet tea in his lap. So you see, it’s really for the best that I stay on the spectator side of the silver screen. But with all the Hollywood magic coming to town lately, the line between us earthly creatures and our matinee idols is becoming as blurry as a Vaseline lens. What with Adam Sandler eating scrambled eggs at Sunrise on Tybee during the production of The Do Over and Channing Tatum consulting a local chiropractor after tweaking his back while twerking in Magic Mike XL, it seems like there are more blockbuster faces than ever on Savannah’s streets. How ‘bout Robert-freakinDeNiro shopping City Market like a regular tourist while on a break from filming Dirty Grandpa this summer? And Captain America Chris Evans getting literary at the Bull Street Library for Gifted? I’d better get used to being reluctantly starstruck, ‘cause it’s only getting more glittery around 8 here. Savannah, are you ready for more Hollywood glitz and glamor? Good, ‘cause it’s coming!

SEDA annual meeting. While the tax rebates may please the bean counters, amassing a qualified local work force is the main attraction for those multi-million dollar projects, says Hammargren. At the moment, there may not be enough experienced crew members in the film office’s local directory should two major films decide to descend on Savannah at once. But rather than creating cutthroat competition in a small market, luring trained electrical, lighting and other trained crew from Los Angeles and other big cities actually expands opportunities for the SCAD grads and professional film folk who have been here all along. Lowcountry born-and-bred crew member and actor Matthew Krueger has pieced together a decent living in film here since the days of The Legend of Bagger Vance and welcomes the new blood. “It’s always been a lot of hustle and flow,” laughs Krueger, who has logged credits as a production assistant in CBGB, a transportation coordinator and most recently, a construction clerk on the Brunswickbased Ben Affleck Prohibition-era mob flick Live By Night, due out in 2017. “Relocating more crew here means bigger and better productions will come, which translates into more work for everyone.” It also means that I am probably not going to be able keep up my willful delusions for much longer. With a slew of major films already in pre-production for 2016 around Savannah and Tybee, I’m going to have to accept that movies are not made by gods and monsters on another planet, but by hard-working people in my own backyard. If it’s for the local economic greater good, I suppose I can handle having Sam Rockwell and Whoopi Goldberg in town for The Unknowns. And there’s really no point in complaining if I have to see Zac Efron’s abs in person on the set of Baywatch. But if I run into The Rock buying hummus at Parker’s and find out he’s only five feet tall, I’m gonna freak. cs


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City Manager Cutter’s retirement and Club Rain closure highlight first City Council meeting of 2016 by jim morekis

jm@connectsavannah.com

THE VERY FIRst working City Council meeting of 2016 and the incoming administration will be a hard one to top. At the climax of what was already a focused, productive meeting – including the revocation of Club Rain’s liquor license in a unanimous vote – City Manager Stephanie Cutter announced her retirement. Addressing new Mayor Eddie DeLoach and the rest of City Council directly, Cutter said she has “agreed to remain as City Manager as you conduct a nationwide search for a new City Manager. I will remain in the Office of City Manager until the new Manager’s term begins.” She continued: “I have also agreed to remain as an adviser to the new City Manager for one year. I trust that you will remain diligent in your commitment to provide me your full support in my role as City Manager pursuant to the City Charter, and make the same commitment to the new City Manager,” she said. The very generous deal for Cutter – the search will likely take at least a year, followed by another year for her at full salary, followed by her full retirement pension – meant a contentious and likely racially polarized vote to terminate her will be avoided. Cutter’s retirement wasn’t really a surprise. It had been rumored all week, helped

“I recommend their license be revoked,” Lumpkin stated to Council flatly while being questioned by both the City’s attorney and Club Rain’s attorney. along by incendiary Facebook posts by Alderman Tony Thomas and former Alderwoman Mary Ellen Sprague purporting to share inside information. But that didn’t reduce the sense of nearshock that an election could have such immediate practical consequences. Mayor DeLoach, who never had the chance to formally work with Cutter in any capacity but whose campaign promised systemic change, said to her, “I don’t think there was ever a question about your integrity. I want to thank you for what you’ve stood for and how you’ve raised the bar for the City Manager’s position.” Alderman Van Johnson – who appeared to take on almost a mentor role in helping DeLoach move his first meeting along – made the most pointed and pragmatic remarks to Cutter: “This breaks my heart,” Johnson said, “But on the other hand there are political realities that cannot be ignored.” Cutter was named Interim City Manager in 2012 after the termination of controversial former City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney. After a somewhat farcical national job search – and after Cutter

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I’m concerned it’s taken us this long to have a discussion about it.” Alderwoman Carol Bell, also sardonically but a bit more subtle, said, “Maybe it might be of interest to look at the way show-cause hearings are prompted?” DeLoach, while not disagreeing, said this meeting should focus on the particular club and liquor license in question and “we can look at the ordinance at a later time.”

A PROPOSED CONDO development on a lot at MLK Boulevard and 41 Street in the Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood —which has been vacant for the last 17 years — prompted an unexpected pushback. The area’s premier developer attorney, Harold Yellin, was hired to help push the church-affiliated development through the bureaucracy. “There has been no true development in this neighborhood for years,” Yellin told Council. “It’s an empty lot.” But City Manager Stephanie Cutter SPEAKING OF POLICE, ordinarily claimed, without elaboration, that “I have an appearance by SCMPD Chief Joseph Lumpkin before City Council would be the not had the opportunity to discuss this and understand the ramifications.” star turn of the meeting. Yellin immediately answered Cutter: It was only Cutter’s retirement “We went through four separate announcement that overshadowed Lumpkin’s forceful testimony at the show-cause changes” of this development plan, Yellin told Cutter. “It’s now down to single-family hearing of the problematic Club Rain on Bay Street across the street from City Hall residential — exactly what you asked us for.” itself, labeled a “public safety threat” by In the end, Council voted to table the police. “I recommend their license be revoked,” vote but to consider this meeting one of the required public meetings on the subject. Lumpkin stated to Council flatly while Mayor DeLoach told Pastor Phillips, being questioned by the City’s attorney and “Thank you for investing in our commuClub Rain’s attorney. Lumpkin’s statement supporting the ter- nity, we need more of that.” mination of Club Rain’s liquor license folIN OTHER NEWS, a liquor license was lowed an extensive cross-examination of granted to Wes Daniels’ new post-Hang an SCMPD officer who testified that there Fire venture, the “El Rocko Lounge,” slated have been 269 calls for police service pertaining to Club Rain over a five year period, for the old Flip Flops location at Whitaker and Barnard. an average of roughly one per week. Let’s hope the same issue that forced Two gun discharges inside the club Wes to close Hang Fire — a latecoming within a year appear to have been the last straw. One of the gun discharges preceded condo owner unhappy with the noise level in Savannah’s entertainment district — a more extensive gun battle a short walk doesn’t hound him at the new location. cs away inside the Whitaker Street parking garage underneath Ellis Square, a heavily visited tourist landmark. Alderman Tony Thomas made a point of saying that two years ago he asked for a show-cause hearing for this particular club. “I guess the first discharge of a firearm inside of a club would have said that club is a threat to public safety, right?” he said sarcastically. “This is such an extreme case.


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Let’s steer our public officials back to the route of a common sense, Complete Streets philosophy by John Bennett

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“CYCLISTS.” When you read that word, which images pop into your head? A Lycra-clad competitive cyclist pounding out the miles on the Saturday morning coffee shop ride? A family out for a leisurely spin around their neighborhood? A SCAD student pedaling to class with a portfolio slung across his back? A young professional on her way to work? A construction worker dressed in a reflective vest riding to the job site? All of these and more are acceptable answers. Unfortunately, as I have written before, if just one of these images appears in our imagination, we can inaccurately regard people who ride bikes as a monolithic group. In reality, we could identify dozens of ways to describe people in Savannah, depending on when, why, where, how and on what kinds of bicycles they use. Roger Geller of the Portland Bureau of Transportation developed a scheme to group people who ride bikes into four different types, based on their attitudes about riding in different types of environments. His “Strong and Fearless” category includes people who are so sure of their abilities to mix it up with cars and trucks, they will ride on almost any street in all conditions. They are rare. Less than 1

percent of people qualify. “Enthused and Confident” cyclists are “comfortable sharing the roadway with automotive traffic, but they prefer to do so operating on their own facilities,” such as bike lanes and multiuse paths. About 7 percent of people fall into this category. Most people (60 percent) are, Geller suggests, “Interested but Concerned.” They are described on the PBOT website as being “curious about bicycling.” However, they don’t ride often because, “They don’t like the cars speeding down their streets. They get nervous thinking about what would happen to them on a bicycle when a driver runs a red light, or guns their car around them, or passes too closely and too fast.” In short, they’re scared. It’s my job to talk with people about why they ride bicycles in Savannah and, just as often, why they don’t. I think Geller’s Oregon numbers and his reading of people’s attitudes toward cycling are probably pretty accurate for our community, too. But what about that fourth type? This is the “No Way No How” category, which represents 33 percent of the population and includes people who are “currently not interested in bicycling at all, for reasons of topography, inability, or simply a complete and utter lack of interest.” Topography is not a problem here so I suspect we have fewer members of this group locally. New research that finds Geller’s typology is not Portland-specific will be

presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Transportation Research Board this week in Washington, D.C., reports The Atlantic’s CityLab website. Jennifer Dill and Nathan McNeil of Portland State University examined the attitudes of people in the 50 largest U.S. cities and found, “… the results align with Geller’s estimates…” writes Eric Jaffe of CityLab. Dill and McNeil’s findings go beyond simply confirming Geller’s four types and include additional layers of interesting data, but Jaffe summarizes the potential of their research this way: “Together these findings suggest local initiatives to expand bike infrastructure and encourage mixed-use development might prove especially attractive to those city residents on the fence about cycling.” Thanks to the City of Savannah’s Complete Streets ordinance, we are uniquely positioned to create conditions that will convince the “Interested but Concerned” to make bicycling a healthy part of their daily lives. Unfortunately the city has recently taken a troubling detour away from years of good work by proposing an ordinance banning bicycling, skateboarding and similar activities from Forsyth Park, even after a 2013 analysis by Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officials questioned the need for increased enforcement against people who ride bikes

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The City of Savannah is holding a public meeting on Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Bryan Room of the Savannah Civic Center on the proposed ordinance that will prohibit people 12 and older from riding bikes and skating in ALL areas of Forsyth Park. Bicyclists, skaters and skateboarders are encouraged to meet at the north end of the park at 5:30 p.m. and roll to the meeting together. For more information visit http://bicyclecampaign.org/public-meeting-onproposed-forsyth-park-bike-ban-set-for-jan-14/

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Alex Townsend’s legacy lives on all year long by Jessica Leigh Lebos

JAN 13-19, 2016

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Every February since 2011, the A-Town Get Down festival has doused Savannah in a twelve-hour marathon of art, music and community love. All day long, kids create colorful projects and chase each other around Trustees Garden, local artists slap paint on canvas for live demonstrations, and bands bring the boogie on into the night. Funkadelic steel guitarist Robert Randolph will headline this year on February 27, but this is more than just an epic party: A-Town Get Down aims to celebrate the breadth and diversity of art in Savannah and make it accessible to all. This year admission will be free from noon until 5pm, and tickets to the evening shows will be $25, $15 for military. Tom and Jeanne Townsend conceived the annual event to honor the memory of their son, Alex, a 21-year old SCAD student killed in a car crash in 2010. A talented young man with a penchant for travel, Alex—known to his friends as “A-Town”— had a deep appreciation for his adopted city. “Alex really loved Savannah. He used to say, ‘I’ve finally found my people,’” says Tom from their home in St. Louis, MO.

“That’s the idea of A-Town Get Down: To help others find their people.” The Townsends remain committed to what they’ve come to know as their son’s other hometown, visiting often and staying in touch with local leaders, artists and friends. Now they’ve established a way to expand the reach of Alex’s legacy to Savannah all year long: Last fall, the Alex Townsend Memorial Foundation awarded a $7000 grant towards afterschool arts programming in some of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods. “We felt like the trajectory was leading us in the direction of getting more involved in the community,” explains Tom. “I read the newspapers, I see the crime stats, the violence. In the end, it becomes more obvious that politics can’t solve things at the street level. Our vision has always been about exposing kids to art and music at an early enough age so they see creative expression as a viable way of dealing with the issues they live with every day.” To implement that vision, the foundation has tapped Loop It Up Savannah, the grassroots organization that has been engaging kids around the city with art for several years. The grant allows Loop It Up founder and director Molly Lieberman to bring consistent creative opportunities beyond A-Town Get Down’s one-day event and deepen the impact that art brings to


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“I think kids should experience applause as early as possible. When you hear people clapping for you for something creative you’ve done, something changes. It flips a switch. You can believe that you have something to contribute.”

Students at the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club paint after school with Loop It Up, a program made possible by the Alex Townsend Memorial Foundation.

clapping for you for something creative you’ve done, something changes. It flips a switch. You can believe that you have something to contribute.” The Townsends plan to increase funding for afterschool programming every year and hope to engage the greater Savannah community in A-Town’s legacy of connecting people with art of all forms. “There is a lot of opportunity for other organizations, small businesses and individuals to be involved,” says Tom. “This is a very easy way to address issues in the community without getting involved in politics or bureaucracy. A little sponsorship can go a long way. Art supplies don’t cost a fortune. “One person in one classroom a few afternoons a week can accomplish a lot.” cs

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Savannah’s youngest citizens. The program launched in the last part of 2015, providing supervision, guidance and practically limitless piles of markers and crayons. at six Title 1 schools and urban community centers. Dozens of children have eagerly contributed to the Why I Love Where I Live project. “It’s amazing what the kids have come up with, so many instances of people helping each other,” says Lieberman of her charges’ artistic creations. “This has been a great way to draw attention to the things that are going well in this city and celebrate them. The more we see of the good stuff, the more those positive things become believable alternatives.” Afterschool programs are widely recognized as positive ways to deter youth crime and violence, and the A-Town collaboration falls in line with the city’s efforts to provide more of them. Before she left office last year, former mayor Edna Jackson signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Savannah Chatham County Public School System superintendent Thomas Lockamy, vowing to expand the existing 21st Century afterschool programs to all SCCPSS schools through a grant through the Dept. of Education. Since Loop It Up already partners with 21st Century, and the A-Town funding has helped speed up services. So far, A-Town afterschool arts residencies have been set up at Brock Elementary, Performance Initiatives, the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club and the West Broad YMCA, with more to follow. To connect those artistic efforts back to their origins, the Why I Love Where I Live illustrations will be collated into a colorful mural that will serve as the stage backdrop for this year’s festival. “We so appreciate this partnership and the opportunity to put our kids’ work on display on a first class platform,” says Lieberman. Tom would like to see A-Town’s afterschool programs grow to include music and provide performance opportunities, including the festival. “I think kids should experience applause as early as possible. When you hear people

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Should I cook my vegetables or eat them raw?

Raw foodists claim that heat destroys digestive enzymes in fruits and vegetables, reducing the benefit we can derive from eating them. I’ve also heard an opposing claim: that cooking vegetables breaks down indigestible cellulose, which allows us to absorb more nutrients. What do you say? —Red Ree I CAN’T blame you for seeking a second opinion on this one, RR. A quick Google search for “digestive enzymes” yields reams of websites with names like Life Force and Soul Healing, all vigorously encouraging the reader to ingest extra helpings of these enzymes—whether as found naturally, in fruits and vegetables, or synthetically, via the growing supplement market. Keep clicking and pretty soon you’re reading about vaccinations, autism, colloidal silver, precious bodily fluids, etc. In such a context, trend pieces about celebrities who’ve bought into enzymes start to look authoritative; legit medical literature is sparse at best. This is because, as far as I can gather, the alleged science in play here is so crackpot that doctors and dietitians have been disinclined to waste

time refuting it. As a columnist in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association succinctly put it, “The problem with this theory is that the body already makes the enzymes needed to digest and absorb food, and the enzymes in food are inactivated by the acidity of the stomach.” In other words, you don’t need ’em, and they don’t help. That’s not to say there isn’t a good question here apropos the value of raw foods. In this regard we have plenty of research to fall back on, not to mention 200,000 years of lived experience, the cooking of food being a reasonably significant development in the evolution of the human species. Is it better to eat your vegetables raw or cooked? Depends on both the vegetable and the cooking method. As to the former: • You’ll get more vitamin C out of a raw tomato, but cooking increases your intake of the far rarer antioxidant lycopene, released as heat breaks down cell walls. Indeed, according to a 2008 study in the British Journal of Nutrition, subjects on a raw-food diet had lower-than-average levels of lycopene in their blood. • Cooking carrots increases the amount of beta-carotene, an antioxidant and an important source of vitamin A. Antioxidants in general have been shown to be more available to human eaters when the food they’re in is cooked; see also zucchini and broccoli. • This stuff is tricky, though. Cooking broccoli at high heat, for example, damages an enzyme that releases a compound called sulforaphane, a potential anticarcinogen, but leaving it undercooked allows a rogue protein to render the sulforaphane inactive. In 2005 a researcher at the University of Illinois reported finding a “just enough” prep method to reliably split the difference: steam the broccoli lightly for three to four minutes.

• Cooking food also, yes, breaks down its cellulose—that is, dietary fiber—making it easier to both chew and digest. And, as I say, how you cook it matters too. You’ll be shocked to hear that a broad consensus abjures frying, which introduces into the equation free radicals— cell-damaging agents linked to a number of diseases, including cancer, when their levels in the body grow disproportionate; it’s antioxidants that keep them in check. Beyond that, research has complicated the commonly held belief that steaming vegetables is better than boiling them. Again: depends on the veggie. A 2008 paper in the <ital>Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry<> reported that carrots, for instance, retain slightly more carotenoids when boiled than they do steamed. In some cases you might best ditch the old ways altogether: in a 2007 study, microwave cooking led to greater retention of vitamin C in broccoli than either steaming or boiling did. As to the overall implications of a raw diet on a person’s health, this is where the research to date gets limited, but here’s a few things we know so far: • A 2005 study of 17 raw-food “leaders”—the movement’s evangelists, in other words, mostly also vegan—found that subjects “met or exceeded recommended intakes of vegetables, fruits, and fats and did not meet recommendations for calcium-rich foods, protein-rich foods, and grains.” In terms of shock value, this is right down there with reports that frying is bad. (Why the grains deficit? Likely because if you’re determined not to cook them, making grains human-digestioncompliant involves a bunch of soaking and sprouting—a significant hassle.) • Long-term raw, vegetarian diets have been linked to low body weight and BMI,

but also to low bone mass. Finally, a 2008 observational study tracked participants’ sense of their quality of life, anxiety, stress, etc, following a period of weeks spent at a Florida rawfoods institute. Researchers surveyed the attendees at check-in, then again three months later, and wouldn’t you know: responses broadly expressed feelings of a higher quality of life, with lower stress, and little displeasure among those who decided to keep on the diet after their stay. Great news, of course. But I suspect it had something to do with the Florida vacation as well. 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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Monday Jan. 4, “Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Islands Precinct investigators arrested two adults and charged three juveniles linked to a physical altercation involving a gun on Dec. 29,” police say. Collin Stubbs, 19 and Yasmeen Jones, 17, were arrested without incident. Stubbs is charged with several gun related offenses, fighting in a public place and reckless conduct. Jones is charged with affray and several gun related offenses. “Three 16-year-olds were also charged with curfew violations and affray then released to their parent’s custody.” At approximately 11 p.m., “Metro responded to a shots fired call at a gas station on the 400 block of Johnny Mercer Boulevard. Reportedly, before police arrival, there was a physical altercation

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Man sought for Waters shooting

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Marshals collar suspect in November murder on Wheaton St.

The Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force of the U.S. Marshals Service and Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police arrested Deandre Glover, 18, at about noon on Tuesday. Glover was taken into custody

The Criminal Investigations Division of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is searching for man suspected in a sexual assault at an apartment complex on Mohawk Street, at about 8 a.m. on Tuesday. “The victim, an adult female, was reportedly sexually assaulted by an unknown male, who forced his way into her apartment,” reports the SCMPD office. The suspect is described as a black male with a medium to light complexion. He is slender and stands roughly 6-1 to 6-2. The suspect has shoulder length dreadlocks. During the incident he wore a dark jacket with fur around the collar, dark Dickie pants, high-top gray and blue Michael Jordan sneakers and diamond stud earrings in both ears. Metro’s Patrol Division, Special Victims detectives, Forensics and K9 units responded to the scene. Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 912/234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using keyword CSTOP2020.

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• Paul Stenstrom of Tarpon Springs, Florida, is among the most recent Americans to have discovered the brightest side of federal bankruptcy law, having lived in his mortgaged home basically free of charge from 2002 until 2013 by using the law to stave off foreclosure. Even though none of his 15 petitions was ever approved, he followed each one immediately with another petition, and it was not until 2013 that one judge finally declared Stenstrom a “serially abusive filer,” barring further petitions for two years — at which point his bank was able to conclude the foreclosure. Upon expiration of the two-year period in September 2015, Stenstrom quickly filed another bankruptcy petition — to keep from being evicted from the townhouse on whose rent he is four months behind. • Bright Ideas: In October, once again, police (this time in Liyang in eastern China) arrested a man whom they accused of stealing women’s underwear, prolifically, with a device likened to a fishing rod, enabling him to reach into windows and extract goodies. The suspect, 32, admitted to a three-year scheme, and in his van police found 285 bras and 185 panties. • In December, Carlos Aguilera, 27, became the most recent brain-surgery patient to assist doctors by remaining conscious during the 12-hour operation — and playing his saxophone to help assure surgeons that their removal of a tumor was not affecting his speech, hearing

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• Almost No Longer Weird: (1) When a woman leaped to her death on Dec. 12 from an apartment building in New York City, she of course landed on top of another woman, 71, who was left in critical condition. (2) In December, Russia’s independent RT news site, culling a story from the country’s rural far eastern coast, reported the most recent case of a “declared dead” man awakening in a morgue. After a harrowing few hours, the man returned to the site of the party — to find his friends “still drinking but (by) this time commemorating him.” • London’s Metropolitan Police called it the biggest case of voyeurism they had ever seen after a judge sent George Thomas, 38, to prison for four years in December for his six-year spree of furtively photographing women. Thomas, a former manager for the Ernst & Young accounting firm, filmed more than 3,500 people, including children and even babies, with cameras in his and others’ homes and the restrooms of coffee shops and workplaces. (And, of course, sooner or later, amidst the recovered stash, police found at least one shot of Thomas’ face, inadvertently captured as he was setting up one of the cameras.)

A News of the Weird Classic (November 2011)

Enterprising reporters get stories by earning the trust of their sources, which Simon Eroro of the Post-Courier (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea) obviously did. At a banquet in November (2011), the News Corporation (Rupert Murdoch’s empire) awarded Eroro its “Scoop of the Year” honor for reporting on militant tribal fighters of the Free West Papua movement — a scoop he had to earn by (to prove his sincerity) undergoing a ritual circumcision, with bamboo sticks. (Some of the rebels still wear penis gourds whose size varies with the status of the wearer.) By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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Keller Williams brings the Virginia Psychedelic Excursion to town After four years, the chameleonic musician returns with a special solo set at Southbound Brewing Company

by Anna Chandler

JAN 13-19, 2016

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With 21 years of experience, 22 albums, nine projects, and thousands of stages graced, Keller Williams has made a name for himself as one of the most hardworking, chameleonic players in acoustic/ jam music. A one-man band equipped with a loop pedal and acoustic guitar, the versatile 45-year-old has pleased fans in private homes, festivals, breweries, and concert halls alike with his innovative stylings, and the Keller Williams live experience is legendary: with a hearty sense of humor, fun, and awe-inspiring talent, his first Savannah show in four years isn’t one to miss. In a special performance at Southbound Brewing Company, Williams will deliver his classic solo set. City Hotel opens, and in usual Southbound fashion, a brew has been created just for the show. The first 100 guests get a taste, and every ticket buyer scores a custom Keller Williams/ Southbound souvenir pint glass. Contrasting with his elaborate and decadent style of guitar-playing, Williams has adopted a one-word title for each of his

albums; it keeps things concise and gets the idea across in a single syllable. Take Kids, for instance, his 2010 children’s album, or Bass, on which Williams set down his signature acoustic guitar and took over—you guessed it—bass. On Dream, Williams collaborated with his heroes, including Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, Michael Franti, Béla Fleck, and Victor Wooten. Vape, released on April 20, 2015 (har, har) offers a more atmospheric, spacious approach. Williams’ deft intensity is there, but there’s a laidback feel to the 10-song record that makes the name quite fitting. And, despite being released in the year of vape-culture chatter and criticism, Williams has a lovely way of describing the mechanisms of the title. “It’s a journey,” he explains. “You’re taking a kind of condensed music, and you blow high-pressure life through it, and out comes a certain kind of goodness that can be inhaled through the ears.” It’s also an acronym for “Virginia Psychedelic Excursion.”


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“There’s a lot of air on the record,” Williams says. “There’s a lot of openness. There’s a lot of calm, downtempo type of thing. With the headphones, it can be a little psychedelic: it moves left, right, backwards, forwards, and brings out things you might not notice.” Williams entered the studio armed with material and a strong lineup of friends: Samson Grisman on bass, John Kadlecik on guitar, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and banjo, Alan Bartram on bass, Jason Carter on fiddle, and additional players. Though he reps his home state proudly and gives it a nod in his most recent album title, Williams doesn’t think there’s a particular sound that’s representative of Virginia. When he was growing up in Fredricksburg, he heard a variety of stylings that would have a lasting impact on his musicianship. “I was exposed to all kinds of music on the radio,” he recalls. “There was the music my sister was into at the time, and by the time I got to be 14, I started collecting cassette tapes. I went through many, many stages and styles of music; a culmination of everything comes through in how I play today.” A slower style of rhythmic funk coming out of Washington, D.C. and the traditional bluegrass that saturates Virginia served as KWahtro, Williams’ project with Gibb Droll, Danton Boller and Rodney Holmes. lasting inspiration. “I made a mixture of those two, which is kind of night and day to most,” he says. A dancehall-boogie vibe sprinkled with front-porch pickin’ may seem like oil and And the man still makes time to grace KWahtro kicks off a tour on January 21 water to some, but Williams has managed friends’ stages and jam out. and hits the road again in spring. to pull influences from both styles to creOne of his most memorable collaboraIn all his ramblings and musical jourate what he cheekily calls ADM: Acoustic tions occurred in the summer of 2010. A neys, Williams has been lucky to possess Dance Music. devout Deadhead, Williams had the oppor- a deeply devoted, trusting fan base— That knack for genre-blending and tunity to perform with former Dead mem- whether it’s gospel, bluegrass, or funk, his experimentation is the Williams MO: look bers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart in loyal listeners shapeshift with him, dancno further than the multitude of collabora- the Rhythm Devils. ing to that sweet ADM all the while. tions he’s put together over the years. “That was a real learning experience “My fan base is really forgiving and very You’ve got Keller Williams solo (classic in many ways,” Williams recalls. “The patient,” Williams says. “And I think that, Williams, percussive acoustic guitar stylrespect level is just so high for those two in each one of my projects, there’s a strong, ings aided by a loop pedal), Keller Williams humans and where I came from musically. strong element of me. You can’t really stray Trio (Williams, drummer Rodney Holmes The countless number of shows I’ve foror do anything too different, but I can surand bassist Rob Wasserman playing old gotten about or I’ve seen—there’s been so round myself with different people, play and new Williams tunes), More Than many...to be a part of that project was so different beats. A Little (a dynamic, funky R&B group), surreal.” “At its core, it’s still me. Folks who have Grateful Grass (bluegrass interpretations It’s a memory he’ll cherish forever. been with me for so long see that and hear of Grateful Dead tunes), Keller & The Keels “Being onstage, having them behind that, and hopefully that keeps them enter(Appalachian psychedelic bluegrass with me, feeling the air they’re pushing behind tained. When I try something new, it’s flat-picker Larry Keel and bassist Jenny me and having them in my in-ear mix was for myself and the folks listening—pretty Keel), Keller Williams with the Travvery, very surreal,” he says with an audible much my core concept is to entertain elin’ McCourys (a bluegrass tour de force smile. myself first. That’s where it starts.” CS Savannahians may have seen at the 2013 Currently, Williams is most excited Savannah Music Festival), Grateful Gospel about KWahtro, a collaboration with Droll, Keller Williams with special guests city hotel (Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia songs in Danton Boller, and Rodney Holmes. When: Friday, January 15 the style of black gospel music, intended “The whole project is two acoustic guiWhere: Southbound Brewing Company to be performed on Sunday mornings at tars, upright bass, and drums,” he says. Cost: $35 presale via brownpapertickets.com, festivals), and Keller Williams with Mose- “We’re approaching my material preley, Droll and Sipe (fusion rock with Keith $40 day of show sented in an acoustic dance music type of Moseley of String Cheese Incident, drumvibe following the dance music formula, mer Jeff Sipe, and Gibb Droll). but making it all acoustic and using my songs as a template.”

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If you thank your lucky stars for clawhammer pickin’, freight-train-rapid mandolin, and the mellifluous sounds of Appalachia, praise Bill Monroe. On Friday, the Tybee Post Theater will pay tribute to the Father of Bluegrass himself in an evening of music and oral history. Atlanta’s New South String Band leads the production with selections from Monroe’s expansive catalog and stories of the legend’s life and legacy. Comprised of fiddle player Kenny Lambert, guitarist, banjoist, and vocalist Brian Stephens, clog dancer and bassist Maggie Aderhold Stephens and bluegrass pioneer Joel Aderhold, New South String Band is a troupe of champions who have scooped up many esteemed awards for their talents. Lambert began his musical life on the fiddle and has enjoyed success as a symphonic violinist, touring with the likes of Yo Yo Ma, Robin Thicke, Casting Crowns, Wynnona Judd. He holds the 2012 Georgia Mountain Fiddle King crown from the Georgia State Championship fiddle contest, and is first violinist in the Savannah Philharmonic and Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Brian Stephens has certainly racked up recognition at Georgia Official State Fiddlers’ Convention, taking home First Place honors in Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar – Finger Style, and Second Place in Guitar – Flat Pick. Maggie Aderhold Stephens grew up with Georgia bluegrass and currently is a mainstay at Suwanee’s Everett Music Barn, where she and husband Brian perform together on Saturday nights. Tybee Post Theater Music Programming Director Ricardo Ochoa predicts that the New Year will be filled with memories and loving tributes to Monroe’s legacy. “It will be twenty years since his passing in 2016,” he notes. Picking up the mandolin at the young age of 10, Monroe got his live performance start while playing guitar in his fiddler uncle’s band. Monroe formed a group with

Bill Monroe shifted the face of American music with his original stylings.

his brothers Birch and Charlie when he was 18, playing for evening barn dances after getting off work at the Sinclair Oil refinery. The Monroe Brothers toured, signed on to RCA-Victor’s Bluebird division to record in 1936, and scored a minor hit, “What Would You Give in Exchange,” before members went separate ways to form new groups. After a brief stint in Little Rock, Bill headed to Atlanta, where he formed his seminal group. The Blue Grass Boys is the reason we have the term “bluegrass” today; Monroe himself invented a genre characterized by tight harmonies, quick tempos, and incredible musical precision that would change music forever. Guitarist/vocalist Lester Flatt, banjoist Earl Scruggs, fiddler Chubby Wise, bassist

Howard Watts, and Monroe comprised the “classic” Blue Grass Boys lineup that recorded with Monroe in 1945. With mandolin as a centerpiece, Monroe and his Blue Grass Playboys developed a hard-driving string band style; they hit the charts for the first time in 1946 with “Kentucky Waltz.” “Footprints in the Snow” followed, clocking in at Number Five on the charts. Though Tybee’s tribute may not take place beneath Monroe’s classic circus-style tent, the Tybee Post Theater is a magical setting, perfect for a journey into the mind of a great American artist. Amidst the earthy scent of fresh-laid brick, handsome rows of stadium seats (originally from Trustees Theater), and a large American flag backdrop, the charming auditorium has a coziness and intimacy that’s perfectly


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suited for acoustic music. If you’ve ever seen Ochoa’s gypsy jazz band Velvet Caravan, you probably are familiar with the group’s deep admiration for gypsy jazz pioneer guitarist Django Reinhardt; when they cover his songs, Ochoa and the Velvet Caravan boys often tell stories to contextualize the work. Naturally, Ochoa is very excited for Monroe devotees Lambert and Stephens to share their wealth of knowledge on Monroe’s life. “Having them present and play makes it more interesting for the audience,” Ochoa says. “When I see an artist, I want to know about them. In a historical context, it will make you appreciate bluegrass more. It makes people love and appreciate the music more.” This is a key moment for the resurrection of old-time, bluegrass, and traditional music. In a fastpaced, multi-tasking, screen-glow world, Ochoa thinks music lovers are searching for a certain kind of authenticity in their concert-going. “More people are looking for an intimate setting and are getting away from the arena sound,” he observes. An evening of mountain music by the sea? It doesn’t get much further from the arena than that. CS

A Tribute to Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass When: Friday, January 15, 8 p.m. Where: Tybee Post Theater Cost: $20 All-ages

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By Anna Chandler anna@connectsavannah.com

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An Evening with Jackson Browne @Johnny Mercer Theatre

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It’llll be an intimate affair with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne on Thursday. As one of the definitive songwriters to emerge from California in the 1970s, Browne made a name for himself with sensitive, personal lyrics set to a folk-inspired style of playing; on this tour, he’s manning both the acoustic guitar and piano for a solo set. Browne’s commercial breakout came in the form of 1976’s The Pretender, an acutely vulnerable record released after his first wife took her own life, leaving behind Browne and their son, Ethan. Boasting a variety of stylistic influences, the record, which went platinum and received a Grammy nomination, produced such Browne classics as “Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate,” “Here Come Those Tears Again,” and the country-tinged “Your Bright Baby Blues.” A noteworthy activist, Browne has dedicated much of his life to advocating for the environment, human rights, and arts education. In 2002 he received the John Steinbeck Award, which is granted to artists whose works exemplify environmental and social values. If 2005’s Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 and 2008’s Vol. 2 offer any hints, Savannah may get to hear classics like “These Days,” “Somebody’s Baby,” “Doctor My Eyes,” and many more, plus tracks from his latest, Standing in the Breach. Thursday, January 14, 8 p.m., $39.50-$79.50, all-ages

Torche

In 2004, vocalist Steve Brooks and guitarist Juan Montoya formed the anthemic stoner metal fourpiece Torche out of the ashes of their previous band, Floor. Their unique blend of doomy heft and and sludge textures, set in a loose pop structure, makes for some of the most memorable metal coming out of the Southeast. Dropped tuning and wrecking ball guitars build muscle on 2015’s critically-acclaimed fourth studio album, Restarter. That record’s success lies in the band’s unpredictability—right when they set their hooks in, looping you into the familiarity verse-chorus-verse, they’ll spill all the song’s guts across noisy guitar racket in an entrancing mix. For a band so often defined as “unmetal metal” (despite growing up listening to the stuff, Brooks has said he doesn’t consider Torche a metal band at all), a stop in Savannah, where bands have been deconstructing the genre for years, seems perfectly appropriate. Hardcore digital musician Jeff Carey, who employs a gamer keypad, strobes, and a joystick to create his music, will be a fascinating opener, along with the sludgy, doomy Day Old Man from Atlanta. Thursday, January 14, doors at 9 p.m., show at 10 p.m., $15

Aint-Bad Magazine Release Party @Service Brewing Co.

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Torche, Jeff Carey, Day Old Man @The Jinx

Celebrate photography, beer, and live music in one fell swoop down at Service HQ! Founded in Savannah by five up-and-coming photographers, Aint-Bad Magazine comes out twice a year and is filled conversation-spurring photographic works from emerging photographers. Their latest volume, SELF-IE, explores the private gone public and offers studies in performance, composure, and desirability. Featured artists include Pete Rogers, Iiu Susiraja, Nigel Grimmer, Amani Willett, Emma Gruner, Christopher Manning, Ginx Hudgins, Juno Calypso, Bunny Yeager, Margeaux Walter, Marco Castelli, Caleb Cole, Ari Gabel, Thomas Bruce, Guanyu Xu, Hannah Cooper McCauley, Cory Rice, Matthew Morocco, Amiko Li, and Emma Uwejom. Grab a copy for yourself while the Aint-Bad team cooks up delicious Southern cookout fare. Obscura Photoworks will offer a free photo booth and a GIFbooth, where you can create your own moving selfie. Back issues of Aint-Bad and monographs, as well as limited edition tote bags, will be available for purchase. Plus, three Savannah bands will keep you moving all night long: the dark and dancey Twisty Cats, up-and-comers Breakers (think the poppiness and throwback edge of The Strokes and the driving broodiness of Interpol with a nod to Joy Division), and local garage-fuzz heroes Wet Socks. The entry fee grants you a 36-ounce beer, food, and a free tour of Service Brewery. A portion of proceeds will go toward the Sons of the American Legion Post 135. Saturday, January 16, 6 p.m., $20


Bernie sanders 2016 Fundraiser Bash @Tondee’s Tavern

Still feeling the Bern from his big Savannah visit? Hit Tondee’s to raise funds and awareness as the Georgia primary draws near. The event will feature volunteer information, a buffet, drinks, and live entertainment from Basik Lee, The Charlie Fog Band (Grateful Dead tribute), Pete Love, and Cory Chambers Jazz Band. It’s a great, diverse mix of local talent that’s sure to invigorate locals to get out and cast their vote. A ticket includes food, two drinks, and entry into the raffle. Remember: voter registration deadline is February 1, with early voting starting on February 8. Saturday, January 16, 12 p.m., $30 general admission, $20 for people under 21, students, and age 55+

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Monroe Crossing @Randy’s Pickin’ Parlor

Make it a bluegrass weekend: start with Tybee Post Theater’s tribute to the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, then head over to Bloomingdale for Monroe Crossing, a five-piece blending bluegrass gospel classic bluegrass. Named in honor of Monroe himself, the hard-gigging troupe is a perfect introduction to bluegrass music. With their 2003 album crowned Bluegrass Album of the Year and their 2007 induction into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Monroe Crossing has performed at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual World of Bluegrass convention twice. Guitarist/vocalist Derek Johnson, fiddler and mandolinist Lisa Fulie, mandolinist, fiddler, and vocalist Matt Thompson, bassist and vocalist Mark Anderson, and banjoist, dobro player, harmonica player, and vocalist David Robinson showcase tight harmonies, precise playing, and a friendly onstage demeanor that will charm old-school bluegrass fans and win the hearts of newcomers. Saturday, January 16, 7:30 p.m., all-ages

A DC-based electric harp/drums duo, Abigail Palmer Group creates an eclectic sound that’s a delightfully unexpected kind of fusion. Palmer is a music conservatory graduate with a background in classical and Celtic music; bandmate Eric Selby came up in jazz, blues, Americana and rock. Together, they make a multicultural sound that highlights Palmer’s incredible vocals and virtuoso. Saturday, January 16, 9 p.m.

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Cold weather got you down? Mosey over to The Lucas to see living legends kick out summery hits that’ll have you dancing and warmed up in no time. The eclectic lineup features Sonny Turner, former vocalist of The Platters, one of the most successful groups of the mid-‘50s and ‘60s. Turner took the lead on hits like “With This Ring,” “The Great Pretender,” and “Only You.” Iconic girl group The Chiffons were responsible for favorites like “One Fine Day,” “He’s So Fine,” and “Sweet Talkin’ Guy.” “Since I Fell For You,” “Ebb Tide,” and “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” singer Lenny Welch joins them, along with The Crests, starring Tommy Mara, breaking out “Sixteen Candles,” “The Angels Listened In,” and more. CS

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Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Thea, piano/vocals Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band coffee deli Acoustic Jam Rachael’s 1190 Jeremy Riddle Treehouse Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon Wild Wing Cafe Jeff Beasley The Wormhole Open Mic Z2 Live Music

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After Me The Flood, Beware The Neverending, Citadel, An End in Mind @ Black Box Theatre (9 w. henry)

Things are about to get heavy at the Black Box Theatre with Coastal Rock Productions. This all-ages hardcore/ metalcore bill features Atlanta’s After Me The Flood, Valdosta’s BEWARE THE NEVERENDING, Savannah’s Citadel, and An End in Mind, also local. The cover charge also gets you dinner, provided byt Moe’s Southwest Grill. Friday, january 15, 7 p.m., $7 Mediterranean Tavern Butt Naked Trivia with Kowboi Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Trivia

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Barrelhouse South The CorbittClampitt Experience Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Ben Keiser Band Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt Black Box Theatre After Me The Flood, Beware The Neverending, Citadel, An End In Mind Congress Street Social Club Kyle Megna and the Monsoons Huc-A-Poo’s Keith & Ross The Jinx Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones, Crazy Man Crazy, Red Neckromancer Mansion on Forsyth Park Tradewinds Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth & Kim Polote Southbound Brewing Company Keller Williams, City Hotel Tybee Post Theater Bluegrass Special: A Tribute to Bill Monroe The Warehouse Fig Neutrons Wild Wing Cafe Whiskey Run Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Chuck Courtenay Band World of Beer (Pooler) Nick Bryant Z2 Jimmy Taylor Experience

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17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond Ampersand Underside Ascension Lutheran Church Concert: Schumann and Mahler Piano Quartets Barrelhouse South The High Divers, Those Cats Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Delacoma Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt Cafe at Forsyth XULUPROPHET Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio Congress Street Social Club Tropidelic Huc-A-Poo’s Jimmy Wayne Garrett Jazz’d Tapas Bar Abigail Palmer Group The Jinx Ray Lundy, The Hooten Hallers The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Kim Polote Randy’s Pickin’ Parlor Monroe Crossing Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio The Warehouse Dirty Dan’s Clan Wild Wing Cafe Ear Candy Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Liquid Ginger World of Beer (Pooler) Danielle Hicks and the Eight Ohm Resistance Z2 Jimmy Taylor Experience

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17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond Aqua Star Restaurant (Westin Harbor Hotel) Sunday Jazz Brunch Bayou Cafe Don Coyer Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry Z2 Live Music

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Art rises out of the ashes — literally — in new Richard Leo Johnson show By Kayla Goggin

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IT WAS FIVE in the morning in 1992 when Richard Leo Johnson got the call that the storage barn holding all of his photographs was on fire. Every negative of every image he had created since the mid-1970’s was incinerated. All those memories—turned to ash. “It was horrible. It leaves you feeling very empty,” he told me. “Now you can’t have this document of your personal history, your friends and family… And I knew it was artful to a certain extent but the historical significance of it, which I thought would eventually be interesting for people to see, was just vaporized. It was just gone.” The fire changed everything. Afterward, Johnson and his wife Jane moved from their home in Eureka Springs, Arkansas to Nashville where he quickly signed a recording contract and began pursuing music full-time. A self-taught musician who began playing the guitar at nine years old, Johnson took his act as a solo instrumentalist on the road for the next near-decade, playing 150 concerts a year. Besides a smattering of personal photos and a few portrait series, he stopped documenting his life in photos. Even when he moved to Savannah 15 years ago and began working as an architectural photographer, he still believed the fire had put his work as a cultural documentarian to bed. But the universe isn’t known for letting things rest. This earth turns memories into ghosts. What was once gone sometimes gets back up and speaks again. Three months ago Russell Powell was looking through old boxes in his parents’ attic in Little Rock. For several minutes 26 he had been standing over a dusty gin box,

“He said ‘Are you sitting down? You won’t believe what I just found’,” Johnson’s voice crackled with excitement. considering its contents with a mixture of confusion and curiosity. It was full of old photo negatives. Powell, now an acclaimed photographer in his own right, had once served as Johnson’s assistant. Holding the negatives up to the light crawling through the attic’s still air, he began to recognize the people in them. “He said ‘Are you sitting down? You won’t believe what I just found’,” Johnson’s voice crackled with excitement as he told me about that day. In 1989, Powell decided to organize and compile some of Johnson’s work to maybe prepare for a show. But Johnson forgot the conversation ever happened and Powell eventually forgot about the box. It was left

in the attic in Little Rock for 23 years. They are the only negatives that survived the fire. “Russ sent us snapshots with his camera phone of what he found in the box. When I saw them I just said, ‘Oh my god. Oh god, oh god.’ He Fed-Exed [it] to us and when we received it Jane and I were literally in tears.” The images (which have never been printed or publicly seen before) are the subject of Johnson’s show, …Once Was Lost…, at Galerie 124 from January 13 February 16. Though they represent only about 1/5 of Johnson’s total oeuvre, the images of …Once Was Lost… are more intimate, more moving, and are flooded with more

humanity and reverence for life than the full catalog of any exhibiting local photographer in recent memory. Totally un-manipulated and resplendent in their exceptional tonality, Johnson’s images let us enter 1970’s-80’s rural America (by way of northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas) through a schism in time. “They reveal certain things from [that] period: hairstyles, cars, what people did with their hands, the environment everybody was living in—you take these [things] for granted, but in retrospect it’s like, ‘Oh my god! This lady is putting a quarter in a pay phone!’,” he laughs as we look through the prints together in his home studio. He’s right—what people do with their hands says a lot. As we stand talking, looking down at the unframed prints, he’s clasping his close to his chest. When he laughs they fly open in harmony with his effusive voice, each peal friendlier than the last. He’s enthusiastic and warm; not a voyeur, but a historian capturing his own curiosity and remarking on it, moment by moment. He invokes Henri Cartier Bresson and Robert Frank’s names as he talks about his


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images, all captured as part of a spontaneous reaction; the impulse to hit the shutter Totally un-manipulated and resplendent in their exceptional tonality, Johnson’s images let us enter 1970s-1980s rural America (by way of comes from his gut. Most of his 35mm and northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas) through a schism in time. medium format shots were created sans viewfinder—shooting from the hip or with his arm raised above his head. There’s no remarkable architecture, no magnificent landscapes, no glamour—just people: being together, being alone, being. A couple sits beside a bonfire with their dog, a little boy watches a woman get a coke from a supermarket vending machine, a girl lays on the floor of her living room. Reduced to words, they sound like banal snapshots. Johnson sifts through those moments for us—capturing the strangeness of a glance or the loneliness of home. Through his lens and the lens of time we understand that those moments, collected and catalogued, make up our human experience. They’re the seconds, minutes, hours that populate our memories, haunt us, make us who we are. For all his talent, Johnson remains incredibly humble. He takes care to remind me of something we’d all do well to remember: making art, any art, is a privilege. “I don’t think there’s anything more special than anything else, do you know what I mean?” he asks me. “Woody Guthrie said ‘The world is a poet and I am a clerk.’ He saw himself as a clerk who was receiving gifts from the world as he traveled around. That’s kind of the way I saw this stuff. Some people say ‘It’s special because I did it’ but I don’t think of it that way. I think it’s special because it’s there and I just happened to be there,” he explains. “If it means something to somebody on their own terms then that’s enough.” cs “...once was lost.” Galerie 124 124 East Taylor St. Artist’s Reception Jan. 15, 6-8 p.m.

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Molly Jane Designs Meet the Artist trunk show — A Georgia designer, Molly Jane’s collection of jewelry and handbags has continued to attract collectors from all over the globe. Her work showcases unique natural minerals and gemstones, 22k Gold Vermeil, and unexpected accents. Her handbag collection is hand made in the US using all Italian leather. Meet the Artist and Opening Reception: January 16th from 5-9 pm. Trunk show on display until February 2. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St.

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. 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. Extended through April 15. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Get Done — Recent paintings by local artist and SCAD alum Seth Pala. Through Feb. 1. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

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History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence — “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. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day — “Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day” is a large-scale installation by Beijing-based sculptor Li Hongbo, who primarily uses handmade paper to create visually compelling and malleable sculptures that challenge the viewer’s perceptions of metamorphosis in sculpture. Through Jan. 24. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. The Making of Dakota Jackson — The exhibition profiles Jackson’s life and career and includes iconic works from his oeuvre, tracing the development from 1974, when he established his New York City design studio, to the present. Through Jan. 18. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. 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. Through Jan. 24. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Work by Rudolph Bostic is among the outsider art featured at the Beach Institute.

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. 24. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. 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.

The Storyteller — Exercise your creativity with a collection of narrative works by Elmer Ramos. These Monotypes and Serigraphs invite the viewer to experience their own version of the story. Through Jan. 31. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. 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. Work from W.W. Law Art Collection — William S. Carter moved easily between artistic styles and mediums, and his work focused on the beauty around him, including landscapes and portraiture. Through July 1. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.


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that are now synonymous with Germany and the large majority of beers served around the world. German beer comes in many forms, each with its own distinct history, too many to list here. Some of the more distinctive types are readily available at the local bottle shops. Give Hops and Barley a try as they have a wide variety of German beers and don’t forget the Bier Haus as they specialize in German and Belgian beers. Weizenbier: Want to give the oldest brewery in the world a try? Weihenstephan’s Hefeweissbier is a good and easy place to start. Weizenbier (wheat beier ) or Weißbier (white beer) are a traditional Bavarian style beer. The yeast strains typically bring clove and banana flavors to the party. These qualities are typical in Hefeweissbier,, a hefeweizen (“yeast wheat”) which just means it’s an unfiltered and usually cloudier version of a white beer. Alt Beer: So-called Alt (old) Beers derive their name from a marketing strategy. One brewery in Düsseldorf, wanted to distiguish it’s old style, top fermented, beers from the local lager beers and a “new” beer style was born. Alt beers are traditionally brewed only in Düsseldorf. Give Uerige’s Alt a try. One of the top ten beers in Germany this 4.7 % Alt has a heavy hop bitterness but is still easy to drink. Bock: Bocks, a type of strong lager, tend to be on the darker range though there are plenty of exceptions. There are several different Bock style beers but the one with the best story is the Aventinus Eisbock, brewed by Schneider Weisse. Legand has it that during a winter delivery barrels of Aventinus Eisbock froze. The brewers skimmed off the ice leaving a stronger beer. The process stuck and now we can all enjoy the 12% results of a hard German winter.

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MUCH OF the discussion about craft beer focuses on beers made here in the United States. But now it’s time to have a look at the craft beer community abroad as well as the history of beer. With this in mind I’m starting an ongoing series of stories to be called the Barstool Traveler. Each installment we will look at beer and beer making history from a different country. This week we’ll visit Germany, the home of over 1200 breweries (four times as many as all other European Union countries combined). Most beer drinkers know about the Reinheitsgebot or in English the so-called “Purity Law.” The Reinheitsgebot state that beer should be made only from water, barley and hops (this was well before science held us understand yeast). The oldest food regulation in history, the Reinheitsgebot was ordered by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria in 1516, though it officially passed from German law in 1987. German beer has a much longer history than is suggested by the Purity Law. In fact the evidence of brewing can be traced back to at least 800 B.C.E. This evidence comes in the form of amphorae found in Bavaria, an area rich in breweries to this day. German beer started not with the crisp clear lagers that most associate with Germany these days but with rough ales. In his 98 C.E the Roman historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus wrote that the Germans “serve an extract of barley and rye as a beverage that is somehow adulterated to resemble wine.” We now know that the brewing process was not, to our palate, a pretty one. Loaves of moist half-baked bread were soaked in water and allowed to ferment. The incomplete baking process activated the enzymes needed to convert starches into fermentable sugars; converting them into something resembling modern day malted grains. The unseen and, at the time, unknown yeasts fermented those sugars producing a thick, sour beverage full of chunky bits

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Jamie Durrence’s ‘constant evolution of creativity’ By Orlando Montoya

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BUSINESSMAN JAMIE DURRENCE runs sharp, contemporary and obsessively creative restaurants. Savannah epicures speak of Local 11Ten, The Public Kitchen & Bar and SoHo South Café with reverence. His restaurants bring polish and style to local dining. So his choice of guilty pleasures might surprise you. “I’m a big fan of Waffle House,” he says. “Regardless of the sleek, fashion and modern, from age three until 17 or 18, you would most likely find me in a tobacco field, my dad bringing me a honey bun and a Gatorade.” This horse-riding Glennville boy has wandered far from home. But he’s still connected to the farm—through his tables. And he still rides horses—both as an award-winning equestrian and as a jockey of that most challenging beast, the restaurant industry. “It taught me patience,” he says of his first restaurant job, waiting tables at a Ruby Tuesday. “You’re dealing with people’s emotions when they come to eat. You have to be their best friend and talk to them while trying to get a tip from them.” He got tips of a different kind while studying fashion at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Once the college brought longtime Vogue editor André Leon Talley to town. Intent on seeing the style-maker,

Jamie Durrence is Managing Partner of Daniel Reed Hospitality.

Durrence got tipped to his whereabouts, knocked on his door and talked his way into a brief meeting. He landed an internship the next day. “That was the kick start to getting to New York City,” he says. Fortunately for us, Durrence couldn’t stand his Big Apple jobs. They weren’t creative enough. He was a step on someone else’s ladder. Like an old song said, “Nice guys get washed away like the snow and the rain.”

Donna Balish of Bistro Savannah called him up while the young man was driving out of New York on his way back home. She offered him a restaurant management job. And Savannah’s gastronomical universe has been expanding ever since.  “It’s all in the details,” he says of managing restaurants. “This is a detail-oriented business from the way that the server looks to the way they point a table to the way the silverware is replaced. Those are all critical elements.”

Everything critical? That would drive me insane! But then again, I’ll obsess over a single word for an hour. So maybe we’re both crazy in different fields. “Everything that you see and touch in the restaurant… is a constant evolution of creativity,” he says. “So much time, energy and work goes into that.” So, in addition to great chefs, Durrence employs a “creative director” at his restaurant group, Daniel Reed Hospitality. And you can scratch your head at that title all you want. But just like this wordsmith’s little tricks might pass you by unnoticed, a restaurant’s menu fonts, tables and chairs, buzz words and more are all statements of a kind. “We try to have a point of view,” he says. “It’s a very important thing in business.” The man’s every move is analyzed twice to Sunday by the frenzied dining press and those instant delirium makers with their fancy phones. So no, I don’t scratch my head. I think about his discipline with horses, his boldness with Talley, his finesse with fashion and those honey buns.  And, like many others, I wait for his next, much rumored, move. “We are very patient,” he says. “When the next Daniel Reed Hospitality concept is put out there for people to talk about, we feel like it’ll be talked about in a positive way.” Believe me, it’ll be covered. But not necessarily smothered. Like certain hash browns. cs

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Strange But True Documentary Film Fest! by anna chandler

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Jim Reed, Executive and Artistic Director of the Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah, has made a name for his organization by offering the Lowcountry a wonderful selection of obscure and unusual cinema screenings year-round. To kick off 2016, PFSS has announced their first annual Strange But True Documentary Film Festival, a two-day nonfiction bender highlighting some of the most touching, surprising, and funny stories that are often overlooked in the cinema world. We chatted with Reed about his vision and what he has in store for Savannah cinephiles.

at so far, this will be its Southeastern Premiere. Every one of us probably knows someone in our lives who might be described as delusional or divorced from reality. But what if it’s the rest of us who are in denial about the reality of their situation? That doc profiles a middle-aged blues harmonica player from the Rochester, NY area named Jonah Washnis, who is one of the most absurdly self-confident and macho guys you’d ever come across. He’s a military veteran who’s into swords,

What does Strange But True offer Savannahians that they may not have experienced in our local film scene?

documentaries about art ever made,” the film makes its Southeastern premiere at Strange But True. (2 p.m.)

A few months ago, many folks here in town got a chance to see some of the most critically praised documentaries of the past year, when the Hollywood Reporter Magazine collaborated with the Savannah Film Festival to present their excellent “Docs to Watch” series. I’d like to think the Strange But True Film Fest is like the weird kid brother of that series. The quality and impact of most of these films is comparable to many of the selections presented in “Docs to Watch,” although most of them were made on significantly smaller budgets and received less publicity. I’d like to see Strange But True become an annual event

Eurocrime!: The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the ‘70s (2013, USA)

Why a documentary series? Well, for one thing, over the past two decades, the advent of portable, low-cost digital gear has made it possible for even first-time filmmakers to produce documentaries that look and sound great at a tiny fraction of what it previously cost to shoot and edit features of this sort on 35mm or even 16mm film. The result is that, now more than ever, documentaries are often being made by people who are enthusiasts first and filmmakers second. And, because it is often amateur filmmakers who are taking the lead in creating such feature-length docs, the perspectives, pacing and viewpoints which are being displayed onscreen are often much less predictable and much more subjective and engrossing than in earlier eras. Tell us about the selection process for the films. Each of the seven features in this two-day event focuses on some sort of person, place or thing which is far from the ordinary experiences of the average viewer. It was important to me that none of these films have ever been shown publicly in (or very near to) Savannah, and that they all be A) independently made, B) award-winning and C) extremely memorable if not downright unforgettable.

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Is there a film that you yourself are most excited for? My Name Is Jonah is one of the most thought-provoking and unique documentaries I have seen in my entire life, and I’m thrilled to say that while it has won major 32 awards at most every festival it has shown

Fans of Italian “poliziotteschi” films won’t want to miss this behind-the-scenes look at the art form. Q&A with director Mike Malloy follows the screening. (5 p.m.)

My Name Is Jonah (2014, USA)

Get lost in the story of one man’s bizarre alter ego in the time of Myspace.com. Strange But True is one of the first film festivals in the country to screen this unusual story. (8 p.m.)

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 The Man in the Iron Cage (1984, USA)

The rarest film to hit the Fest, this flick tells the story of legend Mickey Thompson, champion off-road, track, and dragster race car driver. (2 p.m.)

I Am Thor (2015, USA/Canada/ Finland/Sweden)

Get a glimpse into the life of Jon Mikl Thor: a low-tier rock star of the ‘70s and ‘80s and bodybuilder who bent steel, smashed bricks, shared the stage with the likes of KISS and Metallica, and appeared in cult classic films like Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare and Zombie Nightmare. (5 p.m.)

Who is Thor? Find out on Sunday.

guns, martial arts, hot babes and more swords. Back in the early days of MySpace, Jonah created a persona for himself that was equal parts action movie star, fantasy novel-style warrior and vigilante superhero, and he wound up gaining thousands of Myspace friends all over the world— many of whom probably assumed his online persona was tongue-in-cheek. However, in reality, Jonah was deadly serious, and actually lived his life as though those tall tales were 100% true—despite the fact that many of his friends and family members knew better. The movie takes a respectful and nonexploitive look at the stark dichotomy between Jonah’s fantasy world and his day-to-day reality, and the ways in which those close to him deal with that disconnect. However, it also poses a very serious question: if someone resolutely says they are something, and diligently acts as though they are that something, at what point do they simply become that something — regardless of how anyone else perceives them?

Learn about the legendary Mickey Thompson in The Man in the Iron Cage.

that will continue to spotlight exemplary documentary filmmaking, while focusing on topics that are quite a bit off the beaten path.

SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 16 Here Is Always Somewhere Else: The Disappearance of Bas Jan Ader (2008, USA/Netherlands)

Dutch filmmaker Rene Daalder’s investigative film uncovers footage that helps shed light on late Dutch performance artist Bas Jan Ader’s attempt to sail across the Atlantic Ocean in a twelve-foot sailboat. Heraladed as “one of the greatest

The Source Family (2012, USA)

Learn about a dangerous cult disguised as a utopian community in the 1960s. Strange But True’s screening marks the Georgia premiere of the doc. (8 p.m.) CS

Strange But True Film Fest

When: Saturday, January 16-17 Where: Muse Arts Warehouse Cost: $10 per film$9 per film WITH STUDENT ID(includes your choice of candy, snack, or popcorn) $50 GOLD DISCOUNT PASS (includes admission to all 7 films, and is transferable)

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

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

1132 Shawnee St. 927-7700

Leonardo DiCaprio is in Oscar-swooping mode in The Revenant

VICTORY SQUARE 9 www.franktheatres.com

THE REVENANT

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

// Between Babel and now The Revenant, it’s tempting to drag out that hoary expression of the emperor having no clothes to describe director Alejandro González Iñárritu and the fervor surrounding his movies. But then one recalls such efforts as Amores Perros, 21 Grams and especially Birdman (the best picture of 2014, according to Oscar and me), and it’s clear that he’s equally capable of being decked out in sartorial splendor. Fueled by his passion and his intellect, his films always register as Art with a capital A but are occasionally hampered by presenting entertainment with a lower-case e. The Revenant shares some DNA with Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, and it goes beyond the fact that both showcase Leonardo DiCaprio in Oscar-swooping mode. Like Wolf, both are stylistic studies in overkill, and both serve as masturbatory material for a segment of American males who clutch them like crucifixes in an attempt to ward off the encroaching new world order that they feel downgrades machismo and manliness. In these respects, the film has less in common with such accomplished frontier flicks as 1972’s Jeremiah Johnson and 1992’s The Last of the Mohicans and instead brings to mind Mel Gibson’s garish snuff films The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto, chest-thumping works of endurance rather than enjoyment. Set in 1823 and loosely based on a true story, the film casts DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, an accomplished frontiersman and guide traveling with a military outfit led by Captain Andrew Henry (the ubiquitous Domhnall Gleeson, also presently seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and

Brooklyn). An attack by Arikara Indians leaves most of the party dead, and Glass himself is later critically injured after a close encounter with a grizzly bear (and, no, he is NOT raped by the bear; that was a sophomoric rumor started by right-wing imbecile Matt Drudge and spread by both his sycophants and by Internet dwellers). A redneck soldier named John Fitzgerald (British actor Tom Hardy, laboring mightily to convince us he’s a Southern boy), who hates Glass just because, agrees to look after the wounded man for a large payment; instead, he eventually commits a great atrocity against him before leaving him for dead. But Glass will have his revenge, and like those cute pets in The Incredible Journey, he attempts to travel many miles to reach his desired destination. Yes, it’s the familiar revenge motif—the one employed in hundreds of movies from Rolling Thunder to Machete to the Kill Bill twofer—but here such a simple scenario buckles under the weight of Iñárritu’s approach. The picture is a bruising beauty in terms of its visuals—no surprise, since the cinematographer is Emmanuel Lubezki, coming off back-to-back Oscars for Gravity and Birdman—and there are a number of powerful scenes spread throughout (that sequence with the bear is astounding). But Iñárritu’s artfulness too often feels at odds with the threadbare story, and his attempts at injecting elements of mysticism (apparently a requirement for any director making a movie involving Native Americans, Michael Mann and Kevin Costner admirably excepted) prove to be heavy-handed. And then there are the paper-thin protagonists Glass and Fitzgerald, neither

of whom are particularly interesting as screen characters. If DiCaprio finally wins his Oscar for this movie, it’s yet another example of the Academy rewarding the right performer for the wrong picture— he’s committed to his grunts, groans and growls (largely the extent of his dialogue), but then again, so was Charles Bronson in Death Wish. And while I’m not about to spoil the ending, let’s just say that the manner in which it sidesteps the piece’s primary thrust is both insincere and hypocritical (on the part of Glass and Iñárritu). It’s basically an example of having your cake—or, in this instance, caked-on blood and mud—and eating it, too.

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

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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. 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.

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// 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.

JOY

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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 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.

THE BIG SHORT

/// Screenwriter Adam McKay has graduated to the big leagues, expertly guiding this sterling adaptation of Michael Lewis’ nonfiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. It’s a look at the financial crisis that occurred earlier this century, the one involving the housing bubble, the market collapse, and the banks that were too big to fail. As a subject, it stands to be both dry and complicated, and Wall Street trader Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), who repeatedly breaks the fourth wall to serve as the piece’s narrator, is aware of this. Thus, with his guidance, the script’s great swatches of humor, and superlative performances by the entire cast (including Steve Carell and Christian Bale as two of the outsiders who saw the crisis coming and sought to profit from the banking industry’s greed and stupidity), the film lays out the case in layman’s terms. It’s an invigorating watch, at least until it enters the home stretch—at that point, the real-world tragedies pop up to unsettle and infuriate us while the villainous CEOs laugh all the way to their own banks.

/// After seeing his past three films (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter) all earn Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Director, David O. Russell probably will find his run crashing to a halt with Joy, a movie whose structure almost invites hordes of people to hate it. And admittedly, this film about Joy Mangano, the struggling divorcee who invented the Miracle Mop and subsequently became a wealthy entrepreneur, gets off to a rocky start, with Russell pushing the story dynamics and the character eccentricities to an obnoxious degree. But once the film settles down, and once the supporting players make more room for lead Jennifer Lawrence to strut her stuff, Joy—both the movie and the character— makes significant strides in its march toward success.

CONCUSSION

/ An earnest if plodding drama about one man’s David-and-Goliath fight against the National Football League, the basedon-fact Concussion admirably never goes easy on the monolithic organization, as Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) uncovers the tragedy of dormant brain damage in many ex-players and subsequently finds the NFL stonewalling him at every turn. In all other respects, this plays like a welltailored TV movie of the week, the sort that hits every expected narrative beat just before the fadeout to commercial.

THE HATEFUL EIGHT

/// The Hateful Eight runs just over three hours in its limited roadshow edition and just over two-and-a-half hours in the wider version that will be shown everywhere (the latter excising the overture, the intermission, and a few minutes of narrative). Either way, the film moves on the screen like a cheetah on fire, feeling far shorter than many of the 100-or-so-minute duds I’ve endured this year. The credit for that, now as always, goes to Tarantino’s writing; the vibrant monologues and exchanges are in the service of a Western-cum-murder-mystery, as a disparate assortment of characters are stranded in a desolate cabin in post-Civil War Wyoming. Chief among these badasses are a pair of bounty hunters, Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) and John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell), as well as Ruth’s prisoner, the murderous Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a racist not at all happy that the South lost the war. The over-the-top gore isn’t nearly as awkward, embarrassing, oppressive or tiresome as Tarantino’s overuse of both

the “n” word and the “b” word (bitch). As Spike Lee once said of the former, “I’m not against the word...and I use it, but Quentin is infatuated with the word. What does he want? To be made an honorary black man?” I think we all know the answer to that one.  

THE DANISH GIRL

// With its bald ambitions, The Danish Girl might as well be called The Oscar Bait Movie, with its pedigree beyond question thanks to the participation of director Tom Hooper (Oscar for The King’s Speech) and star Eddie Redmayne (Oscar for The Theory of Everything). The story’s a worthy one—the saga of transgender pioneer Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe—but it’s given little room to breathe, and Redmayne’s performance is technically proficient rather than emotionally stirring. For the latter, one has to turn to co-star Alicia Vikander. As Gerda, Einar’s infinitely patient and understanding wife, she’s the only person here who’s worthy of Oscar attention.

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

/ 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. 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 masterpiece, as a bored Melville doubtless would have put down his pen and gone fishing instead.

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// Creed is certainly not bad—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. Grown up, he returns to Philly and asks Rocky Balboa (Stallone, of course) to take him under his wing. Stallone is never better than when he’s playing this role he nurtured from birth, 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. CS


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Activism & Politics

13th Colony Patriots Conservative political activists that meet the 13th of each month. Dedicated to preserving the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. See Facebook page for meeting location. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-604-4048. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. John Wilcher for Sheriff Meet and Greet Meet John Wilcher who is running for sheriff at this oyster roast. Wed., Jan. 13, 5:30 p.m. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. 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 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. 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. Young Democrats Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Auditions and Calls for Entries

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

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.

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 912-651-

6411. 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, handbeaded clothing, Asian accessories and henna body painting, an entire continent’s worth of treasures can be found at the festival. If you would like to participate as a performer, vendor or volunteer at the 2016 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, please contact James Anderson at james. anderson@armstrong.edu or (912) 3443224. Through April 15. about.armstrong. edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Call to Artists for Telfair’s Public Art Installation, “Boxed In/ Break Out” 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. 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

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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. Savannah for Bernie Sanders 2016 Fundraiser Bash Enjoy live music, buffet, drinks (2 included), and raffle prizes. Proceeds support our push to get the vote for the GA Primary, Super Tuesday, March 1st. Live music by Basik Lee MC, Charlie Fog Band, Pete Love, and Cory Chambers Jazz Band. $20-$30 Sat., Jan. 16, 12-4 p.m. 305-484-9373. savforbernie@ gmail.com. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@ savannahga.gov.

Classes, Camps & Workshops

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Acrylic Painting This ongoing painting class is designed to meet the student where they are in their painting experience, whether they are just beginning or have been painting awhile. Each 4 week session will have a focus on certain elements and principles of design and corresponding techniques. Students will be given several project options for each unit of focus. Beginners welcome! **Mentoring option available for this class: bring your own projects and receive feedback and guidance as you work. $140, 4 week sessions Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 912.484.6415. info@thestudioschoolsavannah.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Advance Directives workshop Join social worker Sarah Copeland as she helps you complete the paperwork to make your wishes known when you are too ill or too injured to speak on your own behalf. Easy-to-follow guidelines and complementary booklets provided. Do the loving thing for your family now. none third 36 Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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. 912.629.1045. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Basic Drawing and Oil Painting A multi-level ongoing class designed to train the student to see and render life accurately and with sensitivity while working from direct observation. Both drawing and oil painting techniques and materials will be explored, along with color and value principles. Beginners welcome. $140, 4 week sessions Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 912.484.6415. info@thestudioschoolsavannah.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. 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. Cake Baking & Cake Decorating We educate children on the tools & techniques to properly bake and decorate cakes, such as birthday cakes, and wedding cakes. The children have fun learning, make new friends, and leave feeling a sense of accomplishment. Great for Mommy & Daughter dates, Birthday Parties, and Educational Workshops. $20 Saturdays, 12-3 p.m.. 912-826-3976. rinconsweets@ gmail.com. thecakemixacademy.com/kid-sclasses.html. The Cake Mix Academy, 5936 Georgia 21. Cake Decorating Classes for Children Educate children on the tools & techniques to properly bake and decorate cakes, such as birthday cakes, and wedding cakes. The children have fun learning, make new friends, and leave feeling a sense of accomplishment. Great for Mommy & Daughter dates, Birthday Parties, and Educational Workshops. $20 Wednesdays, 5-7:30 p.m.. 912-826-3976. rinconsweets@ gmail.com. thecakemixacademy.com/kid-sclasses.html. The Cake Mix Academy, 5936 Georgia 21. Champions Training Center Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582.

ctcsavannah.com. Chinese Language Classes The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Clay Classes Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. claystudio@gmail.com. Boating Classes Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. savannahaux.com. Creativity Coaching Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at www.laurenl.com/creativity_ coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. DUI Prevention Group Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. Krav Maga / Tactical Self Defense: Dynamic Defensive Tactics combines the Israeli self defense techniques of Krav Maga


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with tactical fighting concepts. This is NOT a martial art but a no nonsense approach to self defense. With over 37 years of experience, Roger D’Onofrio will teach you solutions, which are aggressive, simple and effective, to the violent situations of today. Note: these are private sessions for adults only. ongoing. 912-308-7109. ddt_910@yahoo.com. Family Law Workshop The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: MonFri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha. com/NRC.html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Intro to Circuit Design Series with Raspberry Pi Intro to Circuit Design Series with RaspberryPi to take place in our Miskatonic Labs. This series of classes includes: 1. Dec 2 - Install Raspbian on Raspberry Pi 2. Dec 9 - Design Gameboy cartridge plug board with KiCad. 3. Dec 16 - C / C++ / Python programming basics with Raspberry Pi. Also interface with breadboard circuits 4. Dec 23 - Assemble Gameboy cartridge plug board and learn how to dump ROM / RAM 5. Jan 6 - Design USB joystick with https:// www.adafruit.com/products/296 and some buttons /3D model enclosure 6. Jan 13 - Print enclosure and assemble joystick $20 per class Wed., Jan. 13, 6-7:30 p.m. 844-MY-GUILD. events@theguildhall.com. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. Knitting & Crochet Classes Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. Music Instruction Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering instruction by professional musicians. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums and guitar. All ages welcome. ongoing. 912-358-0054. georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private

instruction for all ages and experience levels in Guitar (electric, acoustic,classical), Piano, Bass, Voice, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory/Composition/Songwriting. 609 69th Street, Savannah GA. ongoing. 912398-8828. smisavannah@gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. Oil Painting Basics A multi-level 8-week class designed to train the student to see and render still life accurately and with sensitivity while working from direct observation. Both drawing and oil painting techniques and materials will be explored, along with color and value principles. Beginners welcome. $275, 8 week sessions Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m.. 912.484.6415. info@thestudioschoolsavannah.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Oil Painting the Figure This 8 weeks session will emphasize laying down paint efficiently in each 2 and a half hour session to convey the flow, form and energy of the model’s pose. Using striking colors to contrast, Karen will demonstrate how to build up color to highlight different aspects of the body. (alla prima oil or pastels welcome, 8 poses total) $350, 8 week sessions Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m.. 912.484.6415. info@thestudioschoolsavannah.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Old Masters Methodology This ongoing course is based on passages written by Leonardo da Vinci in his notebooks on the technical principals of painting. The student will be guided from the initial drawing stages, through the grey-scale “Verdaccio” underpainting, and finally into the mixing of a four-color full value palette. Through this approach the student will gain a greater ability to see the subject, learn the meaning of the related artistic terminology and language, gain the ability to see color as value; and gain insight into the historical significance of this incredible process. $140, 4 week sessions Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 912.484.6415. info@thestudioschoolsavannah.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Open Artist Studio Open studio time for artists to work on personal projects, gain guidance from peers. No formal instruction. Working artist present. $10 Wednesdays,

6:30-9 p.m.. 912.484.6415. info@ thestudioschoolsavannah.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Photography Classes Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. Piano Lessons Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. 912-312-3977. ongoing. georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Piano Voice-Coaching Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. Pole Fitness Classes Pole dancing is a beautiful artform, and a combination of dance, flexibility and gymnastics. Pole dancing has quickly become one of the most popular forms of fun and exercise for women. It can help you lose weight, gain beautiful muscle tone, make you stronger than ever and build confidence like no other form of exercise can. Join us on Tuesday nights and get fitter and stronger than you’ve ever been, with this amazing full body workout. Schedule TBA $20 Every other Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. 912-9881052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Portrait Drawing and Painting A multi-level 8-week class designed to train the student to see and render the portrait accurately and with sensitivity while working from direct observation. Both drawing and oil painting techniques and materials will be explored, along with color and value principles. We’ll start with drawing and move into an alla prima oil painting approach. Beginners welcome. $350, 8 week sessions Saturdays, 1-3:30 p.m.. 912.484.6415. info@thestudioschoolsavannah.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. A. Roper Studio - Voice Technique and Coaching Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Russian Language Classes Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. Slow Flow Yoga This class gently flows and pulsates with fluidity of movement and breath. You will progress through a series of postures. 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) Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. 912-308-3410. yogamelynn@

gmail.com. branchesyoga.com/schedule/. branchesyoga.com. Branches Yoga Center, 2424 Drayton Street. Soul Progression Yoga Focus on use of the asanas(postures) as artistic self expression. 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, 2424 Drayton Street. Watercolor Basics Basic fundamentals of watercolors for beginners. This class introduces students to techniques like washes and dry brush and how to use salt or rubbing alcohol to create different textures. Students will also learn how to layer colors accordingly to create desired effects and details. **Mentoring option available with this class: bring your own projects and receive feedback and guidance as you work. $140, 4 week session Mondays, 3:30-6 p.m.. 912.484.6415. info@thestudioschoolsavannah.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Weekly Figure Drawing Classic figure drawing & painting sessions with a live model. No instruction. Drop ins welcome. $20 drop in or $60, 4 week sessions Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. 912.484.6415. info@ thestudioschoolsavannah.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Youth Drawing and Painting/ Portfolio Prep An ongoing multi-level class designed to train the student to see and render life accurately and with sensitivity. Working from direct observation, the fundamental principles are first mastered through drawing. Students then move on, as ready and willing, to oil or acrylic painting. An excellent class for those interested in developing a portfolio for school admission. $140, 4 week sessions Tuesdays, 3:30-6 p.m.. 912.484.6415. info@thestudioschoolsavannah.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St.

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, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com.

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Buccaneer Region SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. Business Networking on the Islands Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail.com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Coastal Bead Society Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Historic Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. honorflightsavannah.org. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Low Country Turners A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. 38 Anyone craving good conversation is

invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. athenapluto@yahoo.com. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St. Safe Kids Savannah A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. charlesfund@gmail. com. panerabread.com/. Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Go Green Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub.org. barnesrestaurant.com. Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. Savannah Newcomers Club Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events to help learn about Savannah and make new friends. ongoing. savannahnewcomersclub. com. Savannah Parrot Head Club Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc@yahoo.com. savannahphc. com. Society for Creative Anachronism Meets every Saturday at the south end of Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. For people interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Free Saturdays, 11 a.m.. savannahsca.org. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Savannah Toastmasters Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710.

memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Veggies and Vegans Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. Spies and Mysteries Book Club A book club for readers who love thrillers, spy novels, and mysteries. We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm. None second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. 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, Woodville-Tompkins, 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. Odd Lot Improv: On The Spot Mysteries Dinner Theatre Odd Lot is teaming up with the brilliant Chefs of Savannah Coffee Roasters to bring you a whole new dining experience. The always surprising talent of Odd Lot will perform a fully interactive Friday night Murder Mystery while you dine on a delicious three course meal. Seating is at 6:30pm Friday nights. Reservations are strongly recommended. Four actors and three courses all for $40. It’s certain to be a night to remember. Great for groups, parties, or anyone who loves a good show. $40 Fridays, 6:30 p.m. justin@oddlot.org. oddlot. org. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street.

Concerts

13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768.

savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. After Me the Flood, Beware the Neverending, Citadel, An End in Mind Coastal Rock Productions Presents: After Me The Flood, Citadel, Personalities, Royal Oaks At The Black Box Theatre 9 W. Henry St. Savannah, GA. 31401 All Ages. $7. 7:00 PM $7 Fri., Jan. 15, 7-11 p.m. coastalrocksavannah.com. Black Box Theatre (City of Sav. Cultural Affairs), 9 W. Henry St. Concert: A Choral Concert of Sacred Music Presented by the 25-member choir of St. John’s Church on Madison Square and under the direction of Steven Branyon. Celebrating the many holy days between All Saints and Candlemas with English and Latin motets and anthems from the Renaissance to the 21st century. A freewill offering will be accepted in support of Sacred Heart’s Organ Fund. Sun., Jan. 17, 3 p.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1707 Bull St. Concert: Audrey Shakir Audrey Shakir is an accomplished jazz vocalist based in Atlanta and has studied vocal improvisation with famed jazz pianist Barry Harris. $20 Sun., Jan. 17, 5-7 p.m. johnnyharris.com/. Johnny Harris Restaurant, 1651 East Victory Dr. Concert: Beach, Boogie, and Doo Wop Stroll down memory lane with this all-star lineup of rock n’ roll legends. $29-$75 Sat., Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m. 912-525-5050. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. PICKConcert: Jackson Browne Jackson Browne, popular singer/ songwriter and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, performs. Thu., Jan. 14. savannahcivic.com. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. PICKConcert: Monroe Crossing Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada. Sat., Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m. randywoodmusic.com. randywoodguitars. com. Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80. Concert: Tribute to Bill Monroe The New South String Band from Atlanta will commemorate the life of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass. $20 Fri., Jan. 15, 8 p.m. tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater.org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. Concert: Music for the Heartstrings 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 soprano Kelly Blackmarr Carlile. The program includes the works of American and European composers and songwriters including Louis Gottschalk (New Orleans), Ernest Bloch (Switzerland), Georges Bizet (France), and Sanford Jones (Virginia). Early arrival recommended- seating is on


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a first come basis. $10 at the door Thu., Jan. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. sanfordjones4@gmail. com. uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. 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 soprano Kelly Blackmarr Carlile. The program includes the works of American and European composers and songwriters including Louis Gottschalk (New Orleans), Ernest Bloch (Switzerland), Georges Bizet (France), and Sanford Jones (Virginia) and Rogers and Hammerstein (New York). Early arrival recommended - seating is on a first-come basis. Children over 10 please. Free event, donations welcome Sun., Jan. 17, 4-5:30 p.m. 912-231-0243. sanfordjones4@gmail. com. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. PICKConcert: Songs of Johnny Mercer and Friends Celebrate two of Savannah’s favorites— lyricist Johnny Mercer and the OwensThomas House—with live music in the dining room. Featured artists Jackson Evans (January 12) and Kristin King (January 19) will delight an intimate audience with tunes by Johnny Mercer and friends in the most unique room in Savannah—complete with curved walls, Greek-key skylight, and early 19th-century antiques. Prior to the performance, Glenn T. Eskew, professor of history at Georgia State University and author of Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World, will talk about Johnny Mercer’s music. FOT members $35 / non-members $55 Tue., Jan. 19, 5-7 p.m. telfair.org/visit/owens-thomas-house/ overview/. Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. The Love and Soul Experience Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission $12 VIP third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. kimberlygunn.com. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue.

Dance

Adult Ballet Class Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-8745. Adult Ballet Toning Always wanted the body of a ballerina? Well.. YOU CAN! Our class is designed to stretch, tone, and enhance your body to become healthier than ever. Join us and check out the calendar for dates to enroll. (this is apart of our fitness package of 10 classes for $80) $10.00 Mondays, 5 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Adult Intermediate Ballet Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info.

Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or mchandle@lucastheatre.com. ongoing. 912-525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. Wednesdays. 912-921-2190. Argentine Tango Wednesdays, 7 p.m. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Lessons Sundays 1:303;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per person. Wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-9257416. savh_tango@yahoo.com. Awaken with Chakradance™ A free-flowing, meditative dance, with eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery. No dance experience or chakras knowledge needed. $20 ongoing, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ comcast.net. chakradance.com/. synergisticbodies.com. Synergistic Bodies, 7901 Waters Ave. Ballroom Group Dance Class Weekly ballroom dance classes focus on two types of dance each month. Open to partners/couples or to solos. The $35 for 4 weeks or $10 drop in Mondays, 7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Ballroom/Latin Group Class Group classes every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesdays focus on fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday’s classes are more specific, with advanced elements. $15/person and $25/

couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Basic Shag Lessons Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Beginner’s Belly Dance Classes Learn basic moves and choreography with local Belly Dancer, Nicole Edge. Class is open to all ages and skill levels. Walk-ins welcome. 15.00 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. 912-596-0889. edgebelly@gmail.com. edgebellydance.com. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Beginners Belly Dance Classes Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. cairoonthecoast.com. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle For those with little-to-no dance background. Instructor is formally trained, has performed for over ten years. $15/person. Tues. 7pm8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. info@cybelle3.com. cybelle3.com. C.C. Express Dance Team Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731.

Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Dance for Peace A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. xavris21@yahoo.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Dance Night Salsa Savannah sponsors this dance night. Be advised that locations often change. Visit salsasavannah.com or call 912-704-8726 for updated locations. Thursdays, 10 p.m. Gatsby’s, 408 West Broughton Street. Salsa Savannah sponsors this dance night. Be advised that locations often change. Visit salsasavannah.com or call 912-704-8726 for updated locations. Fridays, 10 p.m. Latin Chicks (Waters Ave.), 5205 Waters Avenue. Dance Party Dance on Thursdays at 8pm--fun, friendship, and dancing. Free for Savannah Ballroom students. $10 for visitors ($15 for couples). free - $15 Thursdays, 8 p.m. 912-3353335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Free Dance Thursdays at Lake Mayer Lake Mayer is offering free dance and fitness classes for all ages every Thursday, in the Community Center. 9:30 am and 10:30 am is the “Little Movers” class for toddlers. 12:00 pm Lunch Break Fitness. 1:30 pm

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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. Free Trial Shimmy Chic: Belly Dance Fitness 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 to teach beginners and challenge the seasoned dancer. You will learn the true skill of belly dance while getting a great workout. Our instructor, Kit Dobry, is the only one certified in the Savannah area to teach this great workout! *Yoga mat is required Join us for a FREE trial Thursday, December 17th. FREE Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.. 612-470683. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Home Cookin’ Cloggers Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Kids Hip Hop and Jazz Mondays, 6 p.m. salondebailedancestudio. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Kids/Youth Dance Class Kids Group class on various Ballroom and Latin dances. Multiple teachers. Ages 4-17 currently enrolled in the program. Prepares youth for social and/or competitive dancing. $15/person Saturdays, 10 a.m. 912-3353335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. LaBlast Dance Fitness Created by world renowned dancer and 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 Dance Party with Free Lesson Join us for our Monthly Line Dance Night! Theresa Reed will be giving a FREE lesson before your night of fun and line dancing! Ben’s Neighborhood Grill will be partnering up with us for appetizers and spirits! 8pm-10pm Admission: $10.00 per person $10 third Friday of every month, 8-10 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@gmail. com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio. com/Events.html. salondebailedancestudio. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Line Dancing Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. ongoing. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Dance classes - hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-2728329. Modern Dance Class Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. Salsa Lessons Learn to dance salsa and bachata, and try it free before you buy it. Call 912-704-8726 to reserve your space and visit salsasavannah. com for more information. ongoing. Salsa Savannah Latin Dance Studio, 408 Bull Street. Salsa Night Come and shake it to the best latin grooves and bachata the night away in Pooler where it’s cooler. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. 912988-1052. medi.tavern314@gmail.com. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Savannah Shag Club Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St.

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Sizzle: Dance and Cardio A class designed to maintain that summer body by dancing and having fun. Incorporates dance and cardio to fun, spicy songs. $10 drop in or 10 classes for $80 Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912312-3549. reservetodance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

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Awaken with Chakradance™ Thursdays Join us for a free-flowing, meditative dance and experience the healing power of Chakradance™. With eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery, Chakradance™ will take you on a spiritual journey, free the energy in your body and open you to a deeper experience of life. No dance experience or prior knowledge of the chakras is necessary. Limited to 12 participants – email to reserve a spot today! $20 Thursdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@comcast. net. anahatahealingarts.com/healing-aha/. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. PICKBeer and Hymns Drink beer while you sing your hymns. A band will help lead in the singing and lyric sheets will be provided. Singers of all skill levels are invited to drink and sing. second Thursday of every month, 8 p.m. 615364-1571. musiqueconnoisseur@gmail. com. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Board Game Night Join us on Tuesdays at 8:00pm for our newest event: Board Game Night! We will have our Game Master on hand to teach everyone a new game. Meet new people or play with friends! Tonight is about getting together and playing a classic or a new favorite. Grab a friend, you’re playing board games tonight! Tue., Jan. 19, 8-10 p.m. 912289-0350. events@theguildhall.com. The Chromatic Dragon, 514 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Chatham Days 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. Through Jan. 31. 912-644-0179. helliott@chsgeorgia.org. chsgeorgia.org/Old-Fort-Jackson.html. Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Common Grounds Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. facebook.com/commongroundssavannah. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham

St. Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or mchandle@lucastheatre.com. ongoing. 912525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Job Fair Looking for a job? We are going to have a large selection of local companies covering jobs in restaurants, hospitality, delivery, and more! Join us on January 19, starting at 3:00 pm! Free! Tue., Jan. 19, 3-7 p.m. 844-MY-GUILD. events@theguildhall.com. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. Loose Leaf Skateboards Promo Viewing Loose Leaf Skateboards will be premiering a Loose Leaf promo video by Jordan Anstatt. The small entrance fee goes directly to the Savannah Skatepark fund. The fee will also get you a raffle ticket and the chance to win some sweet prizes. Loose Leaf boards will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the Skatepark fund as well. $5 Fri., Jan. 15, 7-10 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Magic: Oath of the Gatewatch PreRelease Join us for the midnight pre-release of Magic: Oath of the Gatewatch, a draft on Saturday, and a 2HG on Sunday. As an extra incentive for joining us, we will have a randomly selected winner for One (1) Oath of the Gatewatch Fat Pack, and one (1) randomly selected winner gains entry into Shadows over Innistrad Prerelease Event. Free Pizza and Soda. $24 Fri., Jan. 15, 12-2 a.m., Sat., Jan. 16, 5-8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 17, 5-8 p.m. 844-MY-GUILD. events@theguildhall.com. theguildhall.com/ events/2016-01-15/Magic%3AOathoftheG atewatchPrereleaseEvents. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade The parade is for organizations that wish to express thanks and remembrance of the life and works of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mon., Jan. 18, 10 a.m. East Broad, East Broad Street. Monday Night Fight! It’s a Monday Night Fight! Go head-to-head with favorite videogames such as: COD, Smash Bros, Soul Calibur and so much more! The name of the game here is to have fun and to learn new games with friends, so it’s a different game every Monday! Every Monday night beginning at 8:00pm! You must purchase food or drink to play. Mondays, 8-10 p.m.. 912-289-0350. events@ theguildhall.com. The Chromatic Dragon, 514 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. NuBarter Business Social Come network with other NuBarter members and meet like-minded business owners. Sample Rachael’s delicious array of food made to order from fresh ingredients and music by Melvin Dean of Steel the Show while you network. Come out and


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be “Spotted” by Dream Weaver Photos. Thu., Jan. 14, 6-8 p.m. rachaels1190.com. Rachael’s 1190, 1190 King George Blvd. The original Midnight Tour One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. Ossabaw Annual Meeting The Ossabaw Island Foundation’s annual meeting features keynote speaker Dr. Victor Thompson, who will discuss “Living and Feasting on Ossabaw Island 3800 Years Ago.” The meeting coincides with Sandy West’s 103rd birthday, and cake and coffee will be served at the conclusion of the meeting. Thu., Jan. 14, 6 p.m. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. PBJ Pantry A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Savannah Storytellers Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr.

PICKSavannah Tire Hockey Classic Georgia Tech takes the ice against Florida State at 6p.m., followed by UGA vs. Florida match-up at 8:30p.m.. $9.60 - $16 Fri., Jan. 15, 6 & 8:30 p.m. savannahhockeyclassic. com. savannahcivic.com. Florida State Seminoles meet the Florida Gators on the ice in first match-up of the night at 5:30. The UGA Ice Dogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets face-off begins at 8:30. $14, $18 Sat., Jan. 16, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. savannahhockeyclassic.com. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Savannah Traffick Jam This event seeks to educate the community about the presence of human trafficking in Savannah, teach participants about the signs of this crime victims present, and explain the resources that government and local organizations provide to address this concern. Sat., Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Savannah Traffick Jam 2016 This forum will educate the community about the different forms of human trafficking and teach people how to recognize the signs of trafficking to help save victims. Available resources, offered by the government and community organizations will be highlighted. Free Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-398-1343. William.E.Gettis@usdoj.gov. The Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Sheriff’s Office Job Fair

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leys and your Twinings 24 “Mrs. Murphy Mysteries” author ___ Brown 25 Simile segment, maybe 26 Annoys by staying outside the lines? 27 NYSE symbol for the company that keeps going ... and going ... 28 “Support Your Local Sheriff!” actor Jack 29 Benjamin Netanyahu’s nickname 33 Full of memorable lines 34 “Gold”-en role for Peter Fonda 35 Paul of “Anchorman” 40 Weight training partner 41 Bargain-basement unit 42 “The Memory of Trees” Grammy winner 46 1990 NBA Finals MVP ___ Thomas 47 Nutcase 48 Give a long-winded talk 49 Sgts.’ underlings 51 Edible seaweed used for sushi 52 Roasting device 54 “Was ___ das?” 55 Treasured document? 56 “A Kiss Before Dying” author Levin 57 California red, briefly 58 Suffix with winning

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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. Wed., Jan. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-356-2773. chathamsheriff.org/careers. GDOL Savannah Career Center, 5520 White Bluff Rd. 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. Toastmasters Division H Open House Toastmasters Division H, District 14 invites the public to its open house. Toastmasters Clubs provide a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills. Guests will enjoy a regular Toastmasters meeting that will include prepared speeches, Table Topics™ (impromptu speeches) and evaluations. Guest will have the opportunity for Q & A, meet with local Toastmasters clubs, receive information about becoming a member, and starting new community and corporate clubs. Event is free to the public Sat., Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-755-0700. onthego.marie@gmail.com. toastmasters. org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Toastmasters Open House Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive environment in which members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills. Come check out all the local clubs in Toastmasters International Division H. We’ll be conducting a regular Toastmasters meeting which will include prepared speeches, Table Topics (impromptu speeches), evaluations and much more. You will have the opportunity for Q&A, meet with local Toastmasters clubs, receive information about becoming a member, and starting new community and corporate clubs in SE Georgia. Free Sat., Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-755-0700. onthego.marie@gmail.com. toastmasters. org/membership. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Under The Rainbow On Thursday nights come out to the coolest spot in Pooler for Under The Rainbow. Every week we will host a different event that will cater to those that play over, around and 42 under the rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m.

912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. PICKUnity in the Community Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. third Saturday, Sunday of every month. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St.

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$8 Community Yoga Classes Savannah Power Yoga offers a community yoga class nearly every day of the week for just $8. All proceeds support local organizations. See schedule online for details. Most classes are heated to 90 degrees. Bring a yoga mat, towel and some water. $8 Mondays-Fridays, Sundays. (912) 349-2756. info@savannahpoweryoga. com. savannahpoweryoga.com. savannahpoweryoga.com/. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. $8 Community Meditation Classes Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912-349-2756. savannahpoweryoga.com/. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Al-Anon Family Groups An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The message of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope for friends/family of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. savannahalanon.com. Bariatric Surgery Support Group Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Barre Classes Looking for a fun way to tone and burn calories? Savannah Yoga Barre offers daily barre classes to help you reach your fitness goals. Diverse classes ensure there’s something for everyone. All levels are encouraged to attend. Start where you are and go from there. Classes start as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 6:45 p.m. $15 drop-in or use class pass ongoing. 912200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Beach Body Workouts with Laura MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See

website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Beginning Pole Fitness Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Blue Water Yoga Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Core Pilates This fun and challenging Pilates class will tone your entire body while focusing on building core strength. Betsy HunterHughes is at your service every MonWed-Fri 9:45 at Savannah Yoga Barre. $15 drop-in or class pass Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. 912200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Fitness Classes at the JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Forsyth For All Ride Ride your bike to the City of Savannah’s meeting on the proposed ordinance that prohibits anyone over 12 from riding their bike or skating in Forsyth Park. Riders should speak up about how the ordinance will affect them and urge city officials to find sensible solutions to improve safety in the park and on nearby streets, while preserving access for all. Thu., Jan. 14, 5:30 p.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Foundations of Yoga Workshop Whether you’re new to yoga or just need a tune-up, this workshop is for you! Lynne McSweeney will help you get the most from your practice by instructing proper alignment in forward bending and twisting poses. Space is limited; advance reservations suggested. $20 Sat., Jan. 16, 12:30-2 p.m. 912-200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre. com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Free Caregiver Support Group For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. Free Yoga for Cancer Patients St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every

Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Functional Training Class Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Dude’s Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-9241. Living Smart Fitness Club St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Mommy and Baby Yoga Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Nonstop Fitness Spin Class Join us every Thursday at 5:30pm for Spin. Space is limited, please call 912-349-4902 to reserve your spot and to inquire about our other classes. 10 classes for $50 Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912-349-4902. kristi@ nonstopfitnesssav.com. nonstopfitnesssav. com. NonStop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave. Pilates Classes Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes


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by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. pilatessavannah.com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga. com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pregnancy Yoga Classes Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. $120 - six week session Thursdays. 912-704-7650. ann@ douladeliveries.com. douladeliveries.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Simple meditation in motion. Done standing. Tuesday evening @ St. Thomas Episcopal, Isle of Hope. 5.45pm. Balance, Breath, Calm. Taught by Tricia Richardson. 658-5592. Tuesdays. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave. Qigong Classes Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 ongoing. qigongtim.com/. Renagade Workout Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. Rock’n Body Fitness Bootcamp Ultimate outdoor power workout! Group physical training program conducted by former military personnel. Build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals lasting approx. 45 minutes. First Class FREE MondaysFridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 912-675-0952. rocknbodyfitnessbootcamp@gmail.com. rocknbodyfitnessbootcamp.com. Forsyth Park, 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 Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. SIZZLE- Dance Cardio The hottest cardio class to keep or get you in shape for summer. Sizzle is designed to give you cardio, strengthening, and stretch training that you need for that bikini body. Enroll now and get the first class free. $10.00 or $80 for 10 classes Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912.312.3549. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Somatic Movement Improvisation This class is for everyone who moves! Improve your dynamic alignment, breath, grounding, and the ability to access fluid movement. You will improve in all your movement activities, while awakening more fully within your own life as an embodied experience. Led by international teacher Janet Kaylo. Wear light, loose fitting clothes suitable for dance or yoga. No experience necessary. $15 drop-in Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-2004809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout Lose calories while dancing and kick-boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. continues on p. 44

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facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Yoga Teacher Training Program Interested in teaching yoga or simply deepening your practice? Join us for our annual 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The journey begins on October

9 and takes place over the course of 9 weekends in an 8-month period. You’ll work in a timeframe that allows you to fully digest and incorporate new knowledge and skills into your yoga practice as well as your everyday life. While our 8-month program prepares you for teaching yoga to others, it’s not necessary to want to teach yoga to benefit from this training. Whether you choose to teach yoga or not, our 200Hour training will help you develop your unique style and cultivate your inner voice. 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.

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

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)

The next four weeks could potentially be a Golden Age of Friendship . . . a State of Grace for Your Web of Connections . . . a Lucky Streak for Collaborative Efforts. What can you do to ensure that these cosmic tendencies will actually be fulfilled? Try this: Deepen and refine your approach to schmoozing. Figure out what favors would be most fun for you to bestow, and bestow them. Don’t socialize aimlessly with random gadabouts, but rather gravitate toward people with whom you share high ideals and strong intentions.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

On a clear day, if you stand at the summit of Costa Rica’s Mount Irazú, you can see both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It’s not hard to get there. You can hop a tourist bus in the nearby city of San José, and be 11,200 feet high two hours later. This is a good model for your next assignment: Head off on a stress-free jaunt to a place that affords you a vast vista. If you can’t literally do that, at least slip away to a fun sanctuary where you’ll be inspired to think big thoughts about your long-range prospects. You need a break from everything that shrinks or numbs you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

A filmmaker working on a major movie typically shoots no more than four pages of the script per day. A director for a TV show may shoot eight pages. But I suspect that the story of your life in the near future may barrel through the equivalent of 20 pages of script every 24 hours. The next chapter is especially action-packed. The plot twists and mood swings will be coming at a rapid clip. This doesn’t have to be a problem as long as you are primed for high adventure. How? Take good care of your basic physical and emotional needs so you’ll be in top shape to enjoy the boisterous ride.

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The city of Paris offers formal tours of its vast sewer system. Commenting at an online travel site, one tourist gave the experience five stars. “It’s a great change of pace from museums full of art,” she wrote. Another visitor said, “It’s an interesting detour from the cultural overload that Paris can present.” According to a third, “There is a slight smell but it isn’t overpowering. It’s a fascinating look at how Paris handles wastewater treatment and clean water supply.” I bring this up, Cancerian, because now is a favorable time for you to take a break from bright, shiny pleasures and embark on a tour of your psyche’s subterranean maze. Regard it not as a scary challenge, but as a fact-finding exploration. What strategies do you have in place to deal with the messy, broken, secret stuff in your life? Take an inventory.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

“When I look at a sunset, I don’t say, ‘Soften the orange a little on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple in the cloud color.’” Pioneering psychologist Carl Rogers was describing the way he observed the world. “I don’t try to control a sunset,” he continued. “I watch it with awe.” He had a similar view about people. “One of the most satisfying experiences,” he said, “is just fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset.” Your assignment, Leo, is to try out Rogers’ approach. Your emotional well-being will thrive as you refrain from trying to “improve” people -- as you see and enjoy them for who they are.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The future is headed your way in a big hurry. It may not be completely here for a few weeks, but even then it will have arrived ahead of schedule. Should you be alarmed? Should you work yourself into an agitated state and draw premature conclusions? Hell, no! Treat this sudden onrush of tomorrow as a bracing opportunity to be as creative as you dare. Cultivate a beginner’s mind. Be alert for unexpected openings that you assumed would take longer to appear.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You Sagittarians are often praised but also sometimes criticized for being such connoisseurs of spontaneity. Many of us admire your flair for unplanned adventure, even though we may flinch when you unleash it. You inspire us and also make us nervous as you respond to changing circumstances with unpremeditated creativity. I expect all these issues to be hot topics in the coming weeks. You are in a phase of your cycle when your improvisational flourishes will be in the spotlight. I, for one, promise to learn all I can from the interesting detours that result from your delight in experimentation.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Capricorn world-changer Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and sent to jail on 29 different occasions. His crimes? Drawing inspiration from his Christian faith, he employed nonviolent civil disobedience to secure basic civil rights for African Americans. He believed so fiercely in his righteous cause that he was willing to sacrifice his personal comfort again and again. The coming months will be a favorable time to devote yourself to a comparable goal, Capricorn. And now is a good time to intensify your commitment. I dare you to take a vow.

More than one-third of all pregnancies are unintended. The two people involved aren’t actually trying to make a baby, but their contraceptive measure fails or isn’t used at all. According to my analysis, you heterosexual Libras are now more prone to this accidental experience than usual. And in general, Libras of every sexual preference must be careful and precise about what seeds they plant in the coming weeks. The new growth you instigate is likely to have far-reaching consequences. So don’t let your choice be reckless or unconscious. Formulate clear intentions. What do you want to give your love to for a long time?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

I was a rock musician for years, which meant that I rarely went to bed before dawn. I used to brag that my work schedule was from 9 to 5 -- 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., that is. Even after I stopped performing regularly, I loved keeping those hours. It was exhilarating to be abuzz when everyone else was asleep. But two months ago, I began an experiment to transform my routine. Now I awake with the dawn. I spend the entire day consorting with the source of all life on earth, the sun. If you have been contemplating a comparable shift in your instinctual life, Scorpio -- any fundamental alteration in your relationship to food, drink, exercise, sleep, perception, laughter, love-making -- the next few weeks will be a favorable time to do it.

The birds known as mound-builders are born more mature than other species. As soon as they peck themselves out of their eggs, they are well-coordinated, vigorous enough to hunt, and capable of flight. Right now I see a resemblance between them and many of you Aquarians. As soon as you hatch your new plans or projects -- which won’t be long now -- you will be ready to operate at almost full strength. I bet there won’t be false starts or rookie mistakes, nor will you need extensive rehearsal. Like the mound-builders, you’ll be primed for an early launch. You are not purely and simply a Pisces, because although the sun was in that astrological sign when you were born, at least some of the other planets were in different signs. This fact is a good reminder that everything everywhere is a complex web of subtlety and nuance. It’s delusional to think that anyone or anything can be neatly definable. Of course it’s always important to keep this in mind, but it’s even more crucial than usual for you to do so in the coming weeks. You are entering a phase when the best way to thrive is to know in your gut that life is always vaster, wilder, and more mysterious than it appears to be on the surface. If you revere the riddles, the riddles will be your sweet, strong allies.


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necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. speechandhearingsav.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health Care for Uninsured People Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. Know Your Water What everyone ought to know about our drinking water (bottled, tap, distilled, reverse osmosis, filtered, alkaline and spring.) Are you paying thousands of money for water that is making you sick? Find out what water is best for your body. FREE Tuesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. 703-989-6995. oggisavannah@gmail. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. La Leche League of Savannah A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. Living Smart Fitness Club An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. Lose Weight Once and For All See how you can lose more weight than even undergoing surgery, and keep it off for the rest of your life. We will also show you the connection between these most common diseases: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Tue., Jan. 19, 6-7:45 p.m. 912-598-8457. jeff@ heartbeatsforlife-ga.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. Prepared Childbirth Class This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. The Savannah 7-Day Diabetes Repair If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

Kid’s Happenings

Healthy Kids Club The Healthy Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 9:15-9:45 a.m. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. Wilmington Island Farmers Market, 111 Walthour Rd. Irish Dancers of Savannah Savannah’s first organized Irish dance school welcomes dancers, ages 4 and up. Learn Irish Step and Ceili (Irish square) Dancing at a relaxed pace. Convenient mid-town location. Adult classes available. Thursdays.. 912-897-5984. irishdancsav@ aol.com. Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Toddler Time Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

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First City Network Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985), is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held

the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. Gay AA Meeting True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. Georgia Equality Savannah Local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. ongoing. Savannah Pride, Inc. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBT community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. Call for location. ongoing. 912-288-7863. heather@ savpride.com. savpride.com. Stand Out Youth A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-657-1966. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. What Makes a Family A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.

Literary Events

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club Meets last Sunday of the month, 4pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-447-6605. sjchs. org/body.cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Taylor Brown Meet Taylor Brown, author of “Fallen Land.” Mon., Jan. 18, 1 p.m. eshaverbooks.com/. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St. Tea Time at Ola’s (Book Club) A book discussion group that meets the 4th Tuesday, 1pm. Bring a book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Treats to share are always welcomed. Tea is provided. Call for info. ongoing. 912-232-5488. liveoakpl. org/. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 East Bay St.

Nature and Environment

Coffee with a Ranger Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Dolphin Project Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. Gardening Session Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables

and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public third Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Nature Craft Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday objects. $5 parking Thu., Jan. 14, 3 p.m. gastateparks. org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Ogeechee Riverbank Cleanup The Rangers at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, located along the banks of the Ogeechee River, are asking for participants to help keep this majestic river healthy and clean. Volunteers will walk the bank of the river at low tide and pick up the trash and debris that has washed ashore. The mud is very soft and sticky, so wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. Get outdoors, have fun, and make a difference. Free Sun., Jan. 17, 9-10 a.m. 912-727-2339. gastateparks. org/FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority Support EOA through the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Recycle empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, laptops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive technology products and cash. Businesses may also recycle items on behalf of EOA for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. Anderson St. See website, email or call for info. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x126. dwproperty@aol.com. fundingfactory.com. Sandpiper Trail Hike Meander through the marsh on a one mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. $5 parking Wed., Jan. 13, 1 p.m. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Walk on the Wild Side A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 continues on p. 46

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Low Cost Pet Clinic TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin. com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. Operation New Hope Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at www.humansocietvsav.org, and www. chathamsheriff.org. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. chathamsheriff.org. humanesocietysav.org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. St. Almo’s Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-3336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.

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Band of Sisters Prayer Group All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia.

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Savannah Reiki Share During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Service of Compline Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. South Valley Baptist Church Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. Sundays on Thursdays Worship Service Thursdays. 912-826-0206. maritimebethelatsavannah.org. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. Tapestry Church A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Theology on Tap Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-234-0980. admin@uusavannah.org. uusavannah. org. uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Unity Church of Savannah Everyone is welcome. Unity of Savannah is not concerned with where people come from, what they look like, or whom they love – Unity is just glad that each person is here. Sunday 9:15am meditative service and 11:00am celebratory service show what the New Thought Movement is all about. Children’s church 11am service. Unity loves all people, just as they are. Sundays. 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah. org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd.

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Buddhist Meditation All ages, lineages, and newcomers welcome. Our schedule is: Tuesdays 6-7:30 PM- for 30 minutes mediation followed by study group, $10. Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM- one hour of gentle yoga followed by 30 minutes of guided meditation, $15. Sundays 9-10:30 AM- Mediation, dharma talk and tea, $10. Reiki healing is offered by appointment. Text Rev. Cindy Beach at (912) 429-7265 for more info or visit savannahzencenter.com or find us on Facebook. Located atLocated at 640 E 40th St and Reynolds. $10-$15 ongoing. The Savannah Zen Center, 640 E. 40th St. Catholic Singles A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ diosav.org. diosav.org/familylife-singles. Gratitude Circle in the Squares Join Joanne Morton and others on Wednesdays for a weekly gathering of positive energy. All are welcome. Free hugs. View calendar for the square of the week. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-6764280. magicpassionlove.com/savannahgratitude/. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Guided Silent Prayer Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. Maritime Bethel “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A New Church in the City, For the City Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. revwasson@gmail.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. Read the Bible in One Year A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. savannahquakers@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.

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Sandtown Rd. Whitefield Ave. Tree Project Join the Savannah Tree Foundation for the Martin Luther King Weekend of Service. Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 AM Tree Planting at Nathanael Greene Park with Butler Memorial and First Presbyterian Churches and the Leaves of the Tree project – a response to gun violence interfaith service. Continue your service for trees at a tree care project along Whitfield Ave on Sunday, Jan. 17th at 2pm and again on Monday, Jan. 18th at 2pm. For locations details and more information visit our calendar at www.savannahtree.com/calendar. Sat., Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-noon, Sun., Jan. 17, 2-4 p.m. and Mon., Jan. 18, 2-4 p.m. 912233-8733. volunteer@savannahtree.com. savannahtree.com/calendar/. Whitefield Avenue, 9116 Whitefield Avenue. Wilderness Southeast A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.

OGEECHEE ROAD AREA Market Value $250K, Reduced to 129K. 5,000 s.f. retail space w/ apartment above. REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE 912-358-6326

TURN KEY BUSINESS FOR SALE VIP Beauty & Barber Shop Established for over 20 years (I’ve owned/operated for 12yrs)

600Sq.Ft., 7 Stations. Located directly across from SSU at 3200 Falligant Avenue. Thunderbolt, GA. *All Reasonable offers will be considered*

Contact: 912-398-8709


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1524 E. 32nd St. 2BR/1BA, Living/Dining room, Kitchen with appliances, Central H&A, W/D hookups, is not total electric. $750/Rent, $700/Deposit. 912-898-4135

*Credit Issues, Prior Evictions, Bankruptcies may still apply 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT SPECIAL!

*1840 Northgate: 3BR/1BA $825. Several Rental & Rent-To-Own Properties. GUARANTEED FINANCING STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829

32 Liberty Heights: 3BR/2BA

1011 EAST 39TH STREET: One Bedroom Apt. Downstairs. All utilities included. $625/per month, $625/deposit. Call 912398-4424

& Den, LR, DR, CH/A, Hardwood & carpet, fenced backyard, fireplace. $995//month.

505-1/2

W.42nd

Street:

2BR/1BA Apt. off MLK. Carpet, tile floors, laundry hookup, kitchen w/appliances, ceiling fans, large rooms, secured entrance. $645/ month.

2031 New Mexico St. Off

Pennsylvania. 3BR/1BA, LR, DR, carpet and hardwood floors, laundry room, kitchen w/ appliances, fenced yard $895/ month. (Utility allowance $120)

2528 & 2530 Bismark Ave. off Laroche. 2BR/1BA Apts. Appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookup, carpet. $650/month.

160 Laurelwood: 3BR/2BA, LR,

DR, CH/A, Laundry room, carpet & vinyl, fenced backyard $950/mo.

807-809 Paulsen St. 2BR/1BA

Apt. Appliances, central heat/air, carpet & hardwood floors $635/ month.

Off ACL Blvd. & Westlake Ave.

2 & 3BR, 1 Bath Apts. Newly Renovated, hardwood floors, carpet, ceiling fans, appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups. $595-$725/month for 2bdrs and $715-$850/month for 3bdrs, utilities may be added to rent if requested.

912-228-4630 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm www. bnetmanagement.com WE ACCEPT SECTION 8 *For Qualified Applicants with 1+ years on Job.*

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HOME FOR RENT: 1016 West 45th SECTION 8 WELCOME Street, Savannah. 2BR/1BA, LR, DR, *1306 East 40th: 3BR/2BA plus Kitchen. $500 per month/$500 separate 1BR unit $1100/mo. deposit. Call 912-330-0463 *2102 New York: 3BR/2BA $950. *2503 Louisiana: 2BR $725. ALL ELECTRIC. Call 912-257-6181 HOUSES 4 BEDROOM SOUTHSIDE - 4BR, 2.5 BATHS. *623 Windsor Rd. $1275 Refrigerator and Stove, CH/A, $1150/Per Month, $600/Deposit. 3 BEDROOM Section 8 Preferred. Call 912-507*111 Ventura Blvd. $1025 3796 *217 Chatham St. $825 APT/CONDO 3 BEDROOM 139 Cypress Point Dr. $1200 10914 A Queen Ann Ct $850 2 BEDROOMS 733-1/2 E.53rd St. $750 103 Windsor Crossing $725 10910 D Queen Ann Ct $650 1130 E. 53rd St. $595 FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038

2104 NEW YORK AVENUE: 2BR/1 Bath. $775/month plus deposit. No pets. Call 912NICE, CLEAN FURNISHED ROOM 660-2875 for Rent. Cable, TV, Internet BRICK HOUSE FOR RENT: 524 W. access, Kitchen privileges. Quiet, 38th Street. 3 Bed/2 Ba, hardwood Safe neighborhood. No Drugs. floors/breakfast nook/ formal Call 912-509-5102 dining room. Call Miss. Weaver 912-596-4343

CHARMING HOME

2212 Utah Street: 2BR/1BA, eat-in kitchen, laundry, CH/A, fenced backyard. $700/mo., $650/deposit. Section 8 not accepted. Available Feb. 1. 912-656-9676 DUPLEX: 1227 East 54th Street. 2BR/1BA $550/month plus $550/deposit. Two blocks off Waters Avenue, close to Daffin Park. Call 912-335-3211 or email adamrealstate@gmail.com. Days/ Nights/Weekends.

EASTSIDE

3BR/2BA, living room, dining room, den, CH&A, fenced yard. $750/month. Call 912-660-4296 or 912-507-7875. FURNISHED APARTMENTS, No Deposit. 1 Bedroom, Utilities Included. $160, $175, $190 per week. Corner of 38th and Drayton. 912-234-9779 FURNISHED APTS. $180/WK. Private bath and kitchen, cable, utilities, washer furnished. AC & heat, bus stop on property. No deposit required. Completely safe, manager on property. Contact Gail, (912)650-9358; Linda, (912)690-9097.

OAK FOREST DRIVE RENTALS

2BR/1 Bath, Upstairs and Downstairs Available. Starting @ $475. App fee $40 per adult. Deposit same as rent. Call 927-4383 REDUCED RENT & DEPOSIT!

DAVIS RENTALS

310 EAST MONTGOMERY CROSSROADS, 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372 RENT OR RENT-TO-OWN: Remodeled mobile homes, 3BR/2BA, in Garden City mobile home park. Low down affordable payments. Credit check approval. Call Gwen, Manager, at 912-9647675

FURNISHED EFFICIENCY APT. SECTION 8 PREFERRED Utilities included. No pets. $720 per month, $200 deposit. Call 2BR/1BA Apt. Central 236-1952912heat/air, large yard. Quiet furnished FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT, residence, Utilities Included, $110 per week. kitchen. Crime free area. Corner of 38th and Drayton. Call No pets. Deposit required. 912-234-9779 Available now. 912-2100144

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624 MONTGOMERY STREET. Downtown. Furnished, all utilities. Clean, quiet, nice VERY NICE HOUSES FOR RENT room on bus line. $140 & Up per week. 912-247-5404 *127 Linden Dr. 3BR/1BA $815. *15 Gerald Dr. 3BR/1BA $805. *410 Delores Ave. 4BR/1BA $950 *5005 Compton St. 4BR/1 BA AFFORDABLE ROOMS For Rent: Internet, Cable, W/D. $540 per $1150 Call 912-507-7934, 912-927-2853, month plus small deposit. Call 912-484-9427 or 912-777-6705 or 912-631-7644. WESTSIDE *3BR/1BA, kitchen furnished $745 + deposit. No Section 8. WEST 48TH *1BR Duplex, kitchen furn., recently remodeled. $475 + deposit. Call 912-234-0548 AFFORDABLE SAVANNAH APARTMENTS! 1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedrooms Available for Immediate Occupancy On-Site Security, Laundry Room, Playground, Nearby Public Transportation, & Built-in Dishwashers Landlord Pays Water, Sewer and Trash, 3rd and 12th Month Free (Conditions Apply & Must Bring in Copy of Ad) COME TO OUR OPEN HOUSE: 1/30/2016 9 AM TO 5 PM For More Information Please Contact Live Oak LP at: 912-927-1188 Max Income Limits Apply

SPECIAL! SPECIAL! *11515 WHITE BLUFF ROAD: $625/month for 1BR/1BA Apt. with $500/deposit. *1303 EAST 66TH STREET: 2BR/2BA $775/month, $500/ deposit. *207 EDGEWATER ROAD. Nice location. 2BR/2BA, all electric, $795/month. *COMMERCIAL SPACE: 310 & 320 E. Montgomery Crossrds. Upstairs $800-$1,200.

2 ROOMS FOR RENT IN SINGLE FAMILY HOME IMMEDIATE move-in. Furnished common areas. Water included. HVAC; Washer/dryer. FULL kitchen & bath shared. Call 912-297-0707 (text or leave msg.)

Commercial Property for Rent HIGH VISIBILITY OFFICE SPACE ON OGLETHORPE AVENUE First floor office space. Available now! Downtown, corner of Lincoln Street and Oglethorpe Ave, ground floor, approximately 1,600 square feet, four offices, plus lobby/reception area, with direct office street entrance, conference room, 2 bathrooms. Rent $1,500 per month with utilities. Contact: Elizabeth at 233-8585

Room for Rent ROOMS FOR RENT $75 MOVE-IN SPECIAL ON 2ND WEEK Clean, large, furnished. Busline, cable, utilities, central heat/air. $100-$130/weekly. Rooms with bath $145. Call 912-289-0410. *Paycheck stub or Proof of income and ID required.

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CLEAN, QUIET, NICE ROOMS & EFFICIENCIES from $100-$215. Near Bus lines. Refrigerator, Stove, Washer & Dryer. For More Info, Call 912-272-3438 or 912-4122818

ROOMS FOR RENT - ADULT LIVING: $150 weekly. No deposit. Furnished rooms. All utilities included. Call 912844-5995 ROOMS FOR RENT

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

SAVANNAH’S HOUSE OF GRACE

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

Call 912-844-5995

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

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SINGLE, Family Home w/ Room for Rent: Furnished, includes utilities, central heat/air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen & bath. Shared Kitchen & bath. Call 912210-0144, leave message

Roommate Wanted ROOMMATE WANTED: Single, Mature Individual. Safe Environment. Central heat/ air, cable, washer/dryer. $585/ Monthly; $280/security deposit, No lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr.Brown, 912-663-2574 ROOMMATE: $125 & Up. Private bath, Spa, Cable TV, Internet, CH/A, Washer/Dryer, Kitchen, Clean & Safe. 24-Hour surveillance, Busline, Near grocery store. (912)401-1961

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

Service Directory Business Services FOR ALL TYPES OF MASONRY REPAIR

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

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ralph nader’s

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

winter

soon savannah sings 2016 Thursday, January 21st, 7:00pm

cool hand luke Saturday, January 23rd, 8:00pm

gray’s reef ocean film festival Saturday, January 30th, all day

For tickets and info:

912.525.5050 lucastheatre.com

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