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June 8-14, 2016 news, arts & Entertainment weekly connectsavannah.com

Shaken and Stirred Savannah Shakes Much Ado About Nothing brings swingin’ sass to the ‘60s with the

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Midtown Pickers

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Film: Mystery British Actor Salute

For this one-night-only event, the PFS tips its hat to an unnamed British actor who is often compared to his contemporaries such as Ralph Fiennes, Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch. The exact name of this extremely impressive English actor will remain a secret until showtime, but it can be revealed that this night’s selection has never been released in the USA. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $6

Concert: Joel Aderhold & the New South String Band Sat / 11

Following a sold-out tribute to Bill Monroe last January, Atlanta’s New South String Band returns with North Georgia bluegrass legend Joel Aderhold to the Tybee Post Theater. With Joel Aderhold on banjo, Brian Stephens on guitar and mandolin and Maggie Aderhold Stephens on bass, the band specializes in time-honored mountain music full of virtuosic award-winning musicianship and sweet harmonies. North Georgia fiddler John Rice will join the band for this special performance. 8-10p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $25 Reserved Seating $22.50 Theater Members 912-472-4790 tybeeposttheater.org

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Savannah Art Walk Sat / 11

An inclusive and inspiring Art Walk of Historic Downtown. The Savannah Art Walk includes twenty Galleries, as well as collaborative endeavors with Andaz and Bohemian Riverfront Hotel to offer wine pours as gratis for guests. 4-8pm. Downtown Savannah, Free 912-507-7860 SavannahArtWalk.com

Indulge in BBQ, a low country boil and Service Brewing craft beer while enjoying live music from the Chuck Courtenay Band. The Savannah Jaycees will also have cornhole, kickball and soccer games going on throughout the day. 12-4p.m. Jaycee Park, Intersection of Campbell and Van Horne $5 adults, free for kids under 12

Ice, Ice Maybe?

Skate Savannah Mall’s synthetic ice rink and see if you can tell the difference. Hours are Mon-Sat 10am-8pm and Sun 12-6pm. Sessions start every half hour. Ice skates are available to rent. June 4-Aug. 7 Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street.

Sacred Sound Journey

Experience a concert of healing sounds from all over the world such as didgeridoos, singing bowls, percussion, overtone singing, stringed instruments and much more as listeners are transported beyond time and space. 6:30-7:30 p.m Branches Yoga Center, 2424 Drayton Street. $15 440-315-1679. healingsounds1@gmail.com

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Creative Coast Summer Social

Explore the Creative Coast and what they do at their summer social. 5:30 p.m Creators’ Foundry, 415 W Boundary St. 912-447-8457

An Evening with Murray Greenfield

Murray Greenfield will discuss his book, “The Jews’ Secret Fleet,” the untold story of North American volunteers who smashed the British blockade of Palestine. 7 p.m Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free

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Juneteenth Jubilee Lecture

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The 2016 Juneteenth keynote lecture will be by Emory Shaw Campbell, who has appeared in many documentaries,films, and radio and television programs. 6 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York St.


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Ogeechee Riverkeeper invites the public to learn more about and get involved in the organization’s important work of keeping our region’s waters clean. 5:30-7:30 p.m Driftaway Cafe, 7400 Skidaway Rd. Free and open to the public 866-942-6222. ogeecheeriverkeeper.org

Savannah Bananas

Vs. the Florence RedWolves. 7 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9

Smart Living Expo and Health Fair

This fun and informative event will include several free screenings for glaucoma, skin cancer, blood pressure, and more. There will be door prizes, giveaways, a farmers’ market, and other entertainment. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. 912-352-4405

Day at the Park

Indulge in BBQ, a low country boil and Service Brewing craft beer. 12-4 p.m Jaycee Park, Intersection of Campbell and Van Horne $5 adults, free for kids under 12

Forsyth Farmers’ Market

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

Hospice Savannah Fundraiser

The Midtown Pickers raise funds for Hospice Savannah. 7 p.m bar.food, 4523 Habersham St.

Juneteenth Jubilee Free Family Day

One of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing” is full of biting wit, humor, misunderstandings and quarrels surrounding love, class and gender roles. 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $10 912-421-9585. savshakes@gmail.com

Enjoy performances by featured storytellers, hands-on weaving and sculpting activities, music and artist demonstrations by local artists honoring the Gullah-Geechee culture of Savannah and the Lowcountry. This year’s event includes an opening ceremony at the entrance of the Jepson Center and performances by Jamal Toure and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the GullahGeechee Nation. 1-4 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York St. Free and open to the public

Tybee Lighthouse Sunset Tour

Old Time Country Dance

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Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the lighthouse after hours on a small private tour that includes a climb to the top. Children 12 and under not allowed. Tour lasts about 90 minutes. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. $25 912-786-5801

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Concert: Joel Aderhold and the New South String Band New South String Band returns to the Tybee Post Theater. 8-10 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $25 Reserved Seating, $22.50 Members 912-472-4790. tybeeposttheater.org

Contra Dance

Contra dance with live music by Glow in the Dark String Band. All dances called by Joyce or Bob. Casual dress, easy to - learn, two left feet accepted, no partner or experience needed. Come early 7:15 p.m. for lesson. 7:30-10:30 p.m Garden City UMC, 62 Varnedoe Ave. $8 / $6 for students or SFMS members 912-234-8891. savannahfolk.org

Contra dance with live music by Glow in the Dark String Band. All dances called by Joyce or Bob. Casual dress, easy to learn, two left feet accepted, no partner or experience needed. Come early 7:15 p.m. for lesson. 7:30-10:30 p.m Garden City United Methodist Church, 62 Varnedoe Ave. $8 general / $6 students savannahfolk.org

Putt Putt for Paws Pub Crawl

You’ll visit nine restaurants in City Market, each with a miniature golf hole built inside the establishment, and your team plays the hole. The format is a fun foursome scramble, so record the best two scores of your foursome. $100 entry fee includes your four person team, Tumbler & Ball. 12-5 p.m Ellis Square $100 for 4 person team or $30 per individual 912-201-2009. dana.schultz@westin.com. oliverbentleys.com/puttputt

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Savannah Art Walk

An inclusive and inspiring Art Walk of our Historic Downtown. second Saturday of every month, 4-8 p.m. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Free 912-507-7860. savartwalk@gmail.com. SavannahArtWalk.com

Savannah Bananas

Vs. the Wilmington Sharks. 7 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9

Second Saturday

Join us each second Saturday of the month as we showcase the work of one of the Gallery’s fine local artists. Artists will be front and center on the gallery lawn so you can see their work, meet them and select a gift for yourself, a loved one or your home. From jewelry to pottery and lots in between, you are sure to be delighted. 10 a.m.-6 p.m Tybee Cottage Art Gallery, 1204 Hwy 80. No charge 912-509-4445. alfie.wace@gmail.com.

Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing

One of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing” is full of biting wit, humor, misunderstandings and quarrels surrounding love, class and gender roles. 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $10 912-421-9585. savshakes@gmail.com

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The Politics of Place: People, Planning and Possibilities

Join Emergent Savannah for their Monday Means Community event. Featured guests will include Tom Thomson, Kevin Klinkenberg, Ryan Madson, and Harold Yellin. Facilitation by Mary Landers of the Savannah Morning News. The conversation will be a look at the six corridors primed for development, what the role of the citizen can be the process and ultimately, asking what our vision for Savannah is. 7 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Free and open to the public

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GreenDrinks Savannah

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market would love to have you come visit on a Saturday morning. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Islands High, 170 Whitemarsh Island Rd wifarmersmarket.org

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Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market

Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing

One of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing”is full of biting wit, humor, misunderstandings and quarrels surrounding love, class and gender roles. 3 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $10 912-421-9585. savshakes@gmail.com

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GO Race Productions presents the fifth annual Trybee Island Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon Sunday, June 12, on Tybee Island, Georgia. Plunge into the Atlantic Ocean for a 750 meter swim, bike 20K to Fort Pulaski National Monument and back and run 5K through the quiet island neighborhood. Saltwater not your thing? The duathlon awaits. Start and finish with a 5K run and bike 20K to Fort Pulaski and back in between. Find info and register online. 7-10 a.m Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St. goraceproductions.com/ races/2016-trybee-island-sprint-triathlon/

A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m Cocktail Co., 10 Whitaker Street. Free to attend. Cash bar.

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

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Trybee Island Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon

Each Tuesday from mid-March until November, the market will offer the best in local produce and crafts. 2-7 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill.

Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

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


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SEDA takeover of Film Office spurs uproar by Jim Morekis

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IN 2014, I wrote a story called “Midnight Train to Georgia.” Though primarily about the tragic accident on the set of Midnight Rider which claimed the life of Sarah Jones, the story also dealt with an apparent conflict of interest between the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) and Midnight Rider director Randall Miller’s production company. In the story it was revealed that SEDA had a previously undisclosed financial investment in Miller’s prior Savannahshot film CBGB, and that the then-Chairman of SEDA received a producer credit on the film—activities which would seem to stretch the definition of SEDA’s core mission to market our area to outside investors and assist them. The story took place against the backdrop of the bitter acrimony between SEDA and then-Savannah Film Office Director Jay Self during the CBGB shoot. Soon after, Self was ousted by former City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney, who then dramatically downscaled the Savannah Film Office. The Film Office was put under the Park and Tree Department (!), and moved away from downtown to a tiny building on the outskirts of Daffin Park, where it still resides today, even during the current boom in the local film industry. SEDA then began to take a larger role in assisting the restructured Savannah Film Office, now called “Film Savannah.” Last month, in a move which even surprised some on City Council, a proposal came out of City Manager Stephanie Cutter’s office which apparently will basically dissolve Film Savannah and fold it entirely under the control of SEDA. If the proposal comes to pass, the City’s only film activity will be to issue permits. All marketing, coordination, budgeting and professional services will flow through SEDA—a group that only a few years ago had a vested financial stake in local film which could be described as eyebrow-raising at best, and a clearly unethical conflict of interest at worst.

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Most disturbing, the proposal would dissolve the City Council-appointed Savannah Film Commission —which comprises mostly local people with film experience—and replace it with a SEDA-appointed advisory board. Most disturbing, the proposal would apparently also dissolve the City Councilappointed Savannah Film Commission— which comprises mostly local people with film experience—and replace it with a SEDA-appointed advisory board. Not only is it likely illegal to dissolve the Film Commission in this manner—the Commission is one of many citizen advisory boards established by City ordinance —the proposal is unclear as to who SEDA might appoint, what that process will look like, and how transparent it might be. Given the track record, citizens should be concerned, especially since Georgia’s film industry is one of the few inarguable economic bright spots since the recession. The fears of local film industry professionals and members of the Savannah Film Commission were exacerbated by the hasty, almost crafty manner in which the proposal advanced on the agenda. At the last City Council meeting May 26, Alderman Van Johnson had to directly ask the City Manager if the Savannah Film Commission had been told they are about to be history. They hadn’t. A special meeting between the City, SEDA, and the Film Commission was held this past Friday under the assumption, stated at the prior Council meeting, that the proposal will come up for discussion and/or vote at the June 23 Council meeting. It won’t. Literally during the Friday meeting, the Film Commission found out that the proposal is instead scheduled to come before Council this week, June 9.

Needless to say, local film and video professionals are abuzz about the developments, and some are deeply concerned. “Even though people knew the process has been happening for a few years now, some are upset that this memo sort of came out of nowhere,” says David Harland Rousseau, a local film veteran and member of the film professional group Savannah Filmmakers. “There was no real discussion. No one said, ‘Hey, in six months we’ll start the transition.’ There was no discovery process, no open meetings.” Rousseau is quick to point out that in his opinion, SEDA’s recent involvement with the local film office and the film industry has been very positive. “To their credit, SEDA has been doing an excellent job living up to their end of the bargain with Film Savannah,” he tells me. “They’ve done a good job of marketing and providing material resources to the film office. We have a wonderful working relationship. “ Rousseau and other film professionals tell me their concern isn’t necessarily with SEDA itself, nor even with the idea of another entity taking over from the City. “It’s about concerns over proper oversight, public accountability, transparency, and the avoidance of any conflict of interest,” Rousseau says. “If they’re trying to get public buy-in on this important issue, they’re not doing the best job of it.” As we go to press, the issue is scheduled for this Thursday’s City Council meeting, June 9. Stay involved, and stay tuned for more developments as they come. cs

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Can’t compare public to private schools

Editor, Regarding your recent column on the local public school system: I am “flummoxed” that you would compare per-student

expenditures in Savannah’s public and private schools as if they were both apples. Perhaps you are not aware that private schools do not typically serve special education students, ESOL students, or students with emotional/behavioral issues?

These students are generally far more expensive to educate than the selective group of students most private schools serve and it is not “optional” for the public school system to serve them. In terms of building new

schools, I would suggest that many of the buildings replaced were unhealthy, unsafe, and impossible to secure. I’ve worked for the school system and seen some appalling conditions. K. Lapolla

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We are the help we’re looking for By Jessica Leigh Lebos

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One of the main objectives of this column is to provide solid examples of how we are not, in fact, heading to hell in a handbasket. This is ostensibly for your edification and entertainment, and also because I need to confirm for myself that beyond the political clustercusses and bureaucratic rat storms, people really are decent and every problem has a solution. Sometimes I have to do the journalistic equivalent of turning over rocks and poking at bugs with a stick to find some good news that doesn’t sound like propaganda. This week, however, y’all handed me a proverbial flower. Still, probably because I was distracted by all the monkeys on my feed (and I don’t mean poor Harambe, rest his soul), it wasn’t until it had popped up three times that I clicked on the link to a GoFundMe page titled “Roberta needs your help!” Posted on May 19, the campaign aimed to raise $1500 to cover the dental work desperately needed by Roberta Hopkins, a well-known fixture on the local coffeeshop scene. Maybe you’ve seen her riding her bike around town or tapping out prose on her laptop or even guffawed with her as she directs her laser-sharp commentary to whatever daily drama is going down in national politics or in front of the Sentient Bean. A sidewalk social scientist and thrift-shop fashionista of the highest order, Roberta attends the Unitarian Universalist Church on Sundays and can wax poetic on everything from existentialism to Edith Wharton. Her Tumblr, The Center for Thaumaturgy in the Public Interest, is a trove of wit and wisdom, and the ‘zines of her thoughtful, funny musings fly out the door at Starlandia. (Thaumaturgy is the “capability to work magic or miracles,” and I really think it ought to be a college major.) Roberta is also homeless and transgender, which has made it difficult to seek treatment for her dentile deterioration as she isn’t eligible for care through the local shelter system. (If you agree that forcedgender bathrooms are dangerous for trans people, think about staying on the men’s side of a homeless shelter.) She rode into town on her bike from St. Augustine six-ish years ago and often doles out advice to newly-arrived transients on the best church meals, safe sleeping 8 spots and other ways to survive another

the next few weeks. There might even be a few bucks leftover to afford Roberta a couple of days in a modest hotel to recover in safety and peace. “That says something pretty amazing about our community,” says Corrie, though she bemoans the dearth of active solutions to deal with our growing homeless population. But hope grows: On Friday it was announced that the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless has purchased a three-acre parcel on which a conclave of “tiny houses” will be built for those without a roof. Vets will be given priority for the 60 planned 128 square-foot units that will provide AC, heat and full bathrooms. It’s a start, but there are a reported 4000 others living in the woods, under the freeways and on the outskirts of our neighborhoods. It is a problem still in need of a solution. Until we find it, we have to be the help we are waiting for, a person at a time. Roberta recognizes that she is one of many living on the fringe here, commentRoberta has nothing left to do but smile smile smile at your unexpected generosity, Savannah. ing dryly that “you might not want to go traipsing through the woods picking wildflowers.” day. Roberta prefers to camp with a few became alarmed when she learned how Yet she is infallibly positive, always friends away from the tent cities that suradvanced the tooth situation was. with her face to the sun, even on a rainy round Savannah, which she reports “are “Roberta is such a special person, and afternoon at the Bean, where we lounged crammed with tents and tarps and piles of I couldn’t stand by and do nothing,” says a while on the couch talking thaumaturgy, garbage.” If you’ve met her, you know she Corrie, adding that she struggled with figforeign films and the seemingly sudden is fiercely self-reliant—never one to “fly the uring out how to help. cultural conversation of blended gender. sign,” as she refers to begging for change at “She’s very self-sufficient and never asks (Corrie carefully presented Roberta on intersections. for help. She was hesitant to agree to this.” the GoFundMe post with the gender neu“I have a very different attitude than I’ve got a mouthful of fake fangs myself, tral pronouns “they/them” out of respect, most homeless people,” she shrugs, her and I can tell you that $1500 does not go though when I asked Roberta about her grey eyes dancing as she adjusts the silk far for serious dental work. (Pro tip: gold pronoun preference, she replied with a gigscarf tied around her neck. crowns are cheaper than porcelain, though gle, “Oh, I don’t know, ‘Your majesty’?”) “Most of them just want to stay in their not everyone wants to wear their street She is surprised, humbled and pleased same milieu, but I like to be in town.” cred up front.) by the collective effort to fix her mouth, In spite of a lifestyle devoid of indulCorrie figured as much, but didn’t want though she admits she’s nervous about surrendering all her dentes to the dentist. gences (no drugs, no alcohol, no junk food to test the inflammatory nature of the “I am looking forward to being able to unless the soup kitchen is serving cake), internet with a higher number. smile again,” she declares, as if her current every single tooth is rotting out of her “I’m not a fan of crowdfunding, but I head. She’s staved off infections with alter- thought a few folks might want to contrib- condition has ever stopped her from grinning a whole lot anyway. native remedies like raw garlic (a natural ute. People can be very opinionated. I just “This is going to change everything.” antibiotic) and holy basil tea (which helps put it up and hoped people wouldn’t post It’s a blessed irony—Roberta might even the body adapt to stress), but none of that negative things,” she says. call it absurd—that in these times of raging can regrow enamel. “I didn’t know what would happen.” apathy and wild ineptitude, the simplest Every bite of food is a chore, and in order Well, what happened was (to employ acts of kindness are the most effective. to prevent deadly complications and end the favorite phrase of third graders everySo thank you, people of Savannah, for the constant pain she’s suffering, Roberta where) that the goal was met within 24 defying expectations and renewing my needs all of her teeth pulled and replaced hours. Two weeks later, the fund has risen faith in humanity for another week. with a set of dentures. Like, yesterday. to more than twice the original amount, As I watch Roberta ride away on her The GoFundMe page was created by and thanks to widespread sharing, it’s still bike, skirt flying in the wind, I feel a swell Roberta’s friend, Corrie Sweat, a stylgrowing, mostly with donations of $20 or of gratitude for her as well: It does take a ist at Salon 2010 whose husband, Henry less. I wasn’t able to confirm that it will special person to remind us of our own Rocha, works at the Bean. Corrie spends be enough to cover the oral surgery and capacity to work magic and miracles. cs several evenings a week hanging with denture fittings, but Dr. Scott Cohen has Roberta while Henry finishes his shift and agreed to perform this formidable task in


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Time to rewrite the Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance The conflicts are too many and too damaging By Jason Combs SAVANNAH’S NEW Short-Term Vacation Rental (STVR) Ordinance has now been on the books for almost 18 months. While it has succeeded in reigning in the disruptive behavior of certain bad actors, mainly “party houses” in the Historic District catering to stag and hen parties, it has been even more successful in its true objective—raising new barriers to entry into this lucrative market after services like Airbnb so dramatically lowered these barriers. The ordinance was written by and for the entrenched interests of downtown property owners, seeking to preserve their dominance in the short-term rental market, and hoteliers seeking to limit the growth of new, competing supply in a market where they are already concerned with over-building. It is time to repeal and rewrite this unfair ordinance. The most straightforward reason to repeal the current Short-Term Vacation Rental (STVR) Ordinance is that it blatantly violates state law, plain and simple. According to O.C.G.A. 36-74-30(b), “in no event may a local government require the registration of residential rental property.” The STVR ordinance explicitly states that STVRs may only be created from “residential dwellings.” The conflict is clear, and probably requires enabling legislation at the state level to resolve. However, its illegality is not the only reason to repeal the STVR ordinance. More importantly, it just doesn’t work, for visitors or for residents. First of all, the ordinance seeks to fight market forces, and that’s never a wise path. Visitors, especially younger ones, want to

use Airbnb and other “sharing economy” channels to find accommodation. They want authentic experiences. They want to inhabit Savannah for a short time, like a local, often with the guidance of a local host. Let them, and not just in the Historic and Victorian Districts. Let them stay in up-and-coming neighborhoods like Starland where there are no hotels but plenty of new, locally-owned businesses thirsty for the economic boost that the disposable income of visitors can provide. Second, the current ordinance is an offense to the property rights of homeowners. I’m not talking about second-homeowners or absentee owners of multiple investment properties. I won’t ask you to have sympathy for them. I’m talking about lower and middle class homeowners out there struggling to pay their bills and improve their properties. Demographics are changing. Family size is decreasing. But the housing stock in traditional neighborhoods stays the same.

Therefore, a lot of people have extra space they can profit from, responsibly. “Why not rent longterm?” some might ask. Well, if the extra space is a part of your home, renting shortterm to visitors allows the homeowner obvious benefits— you have extra people in your house only when you choose. Also, as someone who has rented to students and twenty-somethings longterm, and then switched to renting to visitors shortterm, I can tell you the short-term renters are far more courteous and respectful towards the property. And more often than not, the parking they need and the traffic they create is less than that of long-term renters. The purchase of a home is likely the greatest investment most people will ever make. Let’s not deny them the opportunity to profit from it if reasonable performance standards are met. This disenfranchisement of homeowners could have been avoided, but throughout the process of drafting the STVR ordinance the City stubbornly refused to separate the issue of absentee investment properties from that of owner-occupiers looking to rent out extra space. In fact, the ordinance that went before City Council is exactly what was presented

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at the first public meeting on the subject (though there were two last-minute changes that I will address shortly). The “public participation process” was at best lip service to the idea, and at worst a fishing expedition to collect addresses to investigate once that ordinance was passed. As to those two last-minute changes— the first change was to alter the name of the ordinance from Short-Term Residential Rental (STRR) Ordinance to the ShortTerm Vacation Rental (STVR) Ordinance. This seemingly minor semantic change was actually a gargantuan fig leaf meant to hide the fact that the City was breaking the state’s previously-mentioned law banning the registration of residential properties for rent. The second last-minute change to the ordinance leads to the City’s second infringement upon state law. It is more technical, but no less important. The state’s Zoning Procedures Law (ZPL) sets the minimum standard for public participation and public notice when it comes to any zoning action, which includes the creation and regulation of a new use. The City of Savannah’s charade of considering opposing voices aside, the ZPL was broken when the City removed from

the ordinance an entire zoning district (TN-2) that had previously been included throughout the drafting process, passed by the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC), and publicly advertised in the Savannah Morning News. The story of how and why TN-2 was removed is interesting, but will be saved for another time. The important thing is that it was removed without public notice or discussion, thus breaking the ZPL. Ironically, it is this second last-minute change that led to the text amendment currently before City Council, allowing for reconsideration of the entire ordinance. The current STVR ordinance is deeply flawed, for all the above reasons. If the new Mayor and Council truly want a better ordinance, one that protects downtown neighborhoods from being hollowed out, allows responsible homeowners to profit from their extra space as they see fit, and allows Savannah to meet the demands of the new sharing economy, they have the perfect excuse to scrap it and start over. cs

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‘Juneteenth is about freedom’ Ten years of celebration and education at the Telfair jessica leigh lebos

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Every June, when Vaughnette GoodeWalker pours libations on the slate gray steps of the Jepson, she’s not doing it to commemorate the end of slavery. Rather, the ritual splash of water that commences Savannah’s annual Juneteenth Jubilee acknowledges the contributions that have sprung forth since General Order No. 3 was read in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, announcing that the enslaved were now free. “What we are really celebrating is the result of that freedom, and the culture that came after,” reasons Goode-Walker, who curates the Juneteenth programming for Telfair Museums, taking place this week, June 9 and 11. Now in its tenth year, the Telfair’s Juneteenth Jubilee offers a multi-sensory combination of kaleidoscopic visual art, foot-stamping rhythms and engaging storytelling for all ages. Thursday evening opens with a well-deserved homage to local artist Arthur “Artie” Milton, the talent behind the iconic portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that hangs in the Savannah Civic Center, followed by a lecture by renowned preservationist and Gullah Geechee leader Emory Shaw Campbell. The dynamic Chieftess of the Gullah Geechee Nation, Queen Quet, joins mesmerizing historical interpreter Jamal Touré to lead the pouring of libations that will kick off Saturday’s free Family Day, calling all within earshot to take part. Featuring basket making workshops with master weaver Greg Grant and other handson musical and art activities, the afternoon culminates with a rollicking concert with rhythmic guru David Pleasant. “Telfair Museums is pleased to have been part of the national observance of Juneteenth for a full decade,” says Harry DeLorme, Senior Curator of Education. “Juneteenth today is a time to reflect on history, celebrate freedom and promote understanding of African American cul12 tural heritage.”

Gullah Geechee basket maker Greg Grant returns to demonstrate the ancestral craft of sweetgrass weaving. Photos courtesy telfair Museums

While other Juneteenth celebrations have a general focus on freedom, the Telfair’s jubilee has always centered upon the stories, traditions, music and art of the Gullah Geechee people who fished and flourished along the coast of Georgia and South Carolina. The first enslaved people to be set free in the South, the Gullah Geechee preserved many West African traditions and their African-based dialect, passing them down through generations and continuing to fight to protect their coastal lands. Experiencing Juneteenth through this lens not only connects past events to the present but grounds them in local history. “Here in the city of Savannah, it’s important to know that we are part of the Gullah Geechee corridor,” says Goode-Walker, adding that the best way to learn more is to attend Thursday’s talk with Campbell, who helped found the Penn Center on St. Helena Island. “We had African people coming from Daufuskie, all the Sea Islands, who came here by water. Savannah was always a port Jamal Touré calls on the ancestors at the opening ceremony of the Telfair Museums’ Junewhere people were coming and going.” teenth Festival, now in its tenth year of celebrating freedom from slavery. A past director of cultural diversity at the Telfair, Goode-Walker led the museum


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“What we are really celebrating is freedom,” says Vaughnette Goode-Walker, seen here at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Juneteenth Jubilee.

A true griot who captivates audiences with performances that bridge African polyrhythms and quantum physics, Pleasant has made it his life’s work to bring the Gullah Geechee hand claps and shouts into a contemporary, international realm. He too defines Juneteenth as more about liberty than abolition, but he believes it continues to hold different meanings for different people. “We have a two-tiered definition of freedom in this country. For one group, freedom is an ideal, this lofty, existential thing,” he says. “For the other group, it’s about being in chains or not being in chains.” That stark contrast makes Juneteenth all the more relevant to people of all stripes who seek a broader, more unified experience of American history. “For me, it’s all about education. We celebrate culture, but we make sure people know what Juneteenth is when they leave,” promises Goode-Walker, pointing out that for African Americans, the holiday marks the joyful point when their ancestors could move forward, unshackled. “When non-people of color wish me a ‘Happy Juneteenth!’ I’m like, whoa, they get it!” cs

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group’s first Juneteenth celebration in 2006 at the Owens-Thomas House with the customary “jumping of the broom,” along with local philanthropists Linda and Walter Evans. However, the 105-degree heat prompted a move to the shaded marble landing of the Jepson Center the following year. “‘Jumping Juneteenth at the Jepson’ is a lot cooler,” she laughs. Celebrating freedom from slavery at one of Savannah’s most prominent cultural spaces also puts its significance squarely in the mainstream metanarrative. The event brings an opportunity for locals and visitors to immerse in African American history beyond the requisite events of Black History Month and Civil Rights tributes, adding another layer towards a more complete and inclusive cultural identity. “This is American history. This is what happened to the Africans when they got here. It’s not separate from the story of America,” continues Goode-Walker, who serves as director for the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum and owns and operates the African American-focused walking tour company, Footsteps in Savannah. Juneteenth headliner David Pleasant agrees, but he’s not so sure that America has accepted its multi-faceted heritage. “It’s still very much a parallel history,” muses the Savannah-born percussionist and composer, who now bounces between Brooklyn, Switzerland and wherever else his career takes him. “Even though you have this rich culture, it is sparsely illuminated. It’s certainly not considered the ‘normal’ narrative.”

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Cannibalism—yea or nay?

Your column of Sept. 23, 1988, addresses whether cannibalism is routinely practiced anywhere and concludes it is not. But why not? One argument in favor of cannibalism is simply that it is food. Not every part of every dead human is going to be fit for consumption, but some are—perhaps enough to relieve a food shortage in some starving, drought-stricken region. —Johnny ALWAYS NICE to hear from a longtime reader: Johnny Swift, I presume, back with another modest proposal. Why not cannibalism? For some cogent reasoning along these lines—from an ethics standpoint, anyways—I point you to a 2004 paper in Public Affairs Quarterly by the philosopher J. Jeremy Wisnewski. If you want a good read, I’d put this one up against Eat, Pray, Love any day of the week. At the end, Wisnewski stresses that he hasn’t made a case for the practice, necessarily, but he feels he’s pretty handily dealt with the various arguments against it. We don’t need to walk through the whole thing, but here’s some highlights: • As long as the cannibalized aren’t consumed alive or murdered for the purpose

of being eaten, we can hardly claim that harm has been done to them. Indeed, “the decomposition of the body itself would be a harm,” Wisnewski suggests—so basically we can call it a wash. • “Eating the flesh of a human being, the argument runs, would cause undue distress to the family of the cannibalized,” Wisnewski concedes. “Let us grant that it is wrong to cause undue distress.” So one would want to obtain consent from the cannibalized’s loved ones, presuming such people are around to consent—as in all things, it’s best to first ask nicely. • Wisnewski then addresses the “formula of humanity,” part of Kant’s concept of the categorical imperative, which states that humans must always be viewed as ends, never merely as means. And what is cannibalism—at least in the sustenance context you propose—beyond the means to a full belly? But a corpse “is not a human being,” Wisnewski argues. It’s merely “flesh,” and therefore does not have dignity. Dignity, according to Kant, “lies in the capacity of an agent to be autonomous,” something one obviously forfeits upon buying the farm. • OK, forget dignity—what about simple respect? It’s disrespectful to eat someone’s flesh just because they’re no longer around to complain, right? Not inevitably, says Wisnewski. There are plenty of behaviors—“raising one’s middle finger, going without one’s shirt, belching,” and so forth—that telegraph disrespect in some cultures but are uncontroversial in others. Just because we may perceive eating a former acquaintance as a pretty serious F.U. doesn’t mean it’s inherently disrespectful. (Wisnewski here grants that hopefully the deceased will have made her wishes known one way or another regarding becoming a postmortem casserole. “The author of this

article has no objections to being cannibalized,” he adds; happy to put you two in touch, Johnny.) Obviously one could similarly muster philosophical arguments against cannibalism, but here let’s just stipulate Professor Wisnewski’s findings: we can eat other human beings, provided we’re not murdering them, provided they’ve granted some kind of premortem consent, etc. Should we? A few things to consider: • Despite ongoing debate among experts about how many societies ever really engaged in cannibalism (which is where we left things back in 1988), it’s still generally believed that the fatal neurological disease kuru was transmitted among the Fore people of Papua New Guinea via their practice up into the 1950s of eating their dead relatives’ remains, brains prominently included. Remember mad-cow disease? From the same pathological family as kuru, it spread due to cattle’s being fed meal containing bits of other cows. • Were humanity to embrace cannibalism, we’d likely end up eating a lot of recently deceased old folks. Culinarily this may not sound promising, and we’d certainly want to develop some prep methods to get around the toughness factor, such as, er, aging the meat. But a 2015 article in Modern Farmer makes a case (granted, with respect to livestock) that we should be eating older animals anyways—properly tenderized, they’re apparently more flavorful than younger specimens. • An article on the website Live Science—ha, ha—argues that compared to four-legged stock humans really aren’t very meaty, and compared to chicken they’re slow to mature, so you won’t get much bang for your buck with a widespread program of human cannibalism. That’s partly why, through history, the

practice has existed largely as a last rite (or a last resort), rather than an ongoing method of subsistence. • Humans are, in the end, red meat, which, here in the developed world, we’re told we should stay away from. Elsewhere on earth, of course, few can afford to be too picky. But this brings us to the real point, re the starvation issue: Human hunger is most decidedly not a question of a lack of resources—it’s a question of distribution. There’s already plenty of food to go around, in other words, without us needing to have granny for dinner. 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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intersection of Ott and East 39th Street, and found the black male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where he later died,” police say. Jaleel Coleman, 19, was arrested and charged with murder June 1 following an interview with detectives.

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Standoff ends after fatal shooting

Suspects caught on video in Eastside home invasion, shooting

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police ended a standoff with a gunman at approximately 3:45 p.m., June 2, in the 2400 block of Abercorn Street after he shot and killed a man. The fatal shooting of Brian Heckman, 57, in the Thomas Square neighborhood was by Heckman’s neighbor Kurt Meyers, 34. Meyers has been charged with murder. “The suspect reportedly shot the victim near Abercorn and 40th Street at approximately 1:30 p.m., and then fled into a nearby residence. SCMPD officers secured the perimeter and enabled EMS to aid the victim and transport him to Memorial University Medical Center where he later died,” police say. The SWAT team “safely evacuated one resident, made contact with the suspect, and then deployed gas into the building,”

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police say. “Soon after, the suspect exited the building and surrendered to police.” Meyer’s relatives told detectives that Meyers “may have a history as a mental health consumer, sustaining himself through certain disability benefits,” according to police. “The motive in this shooting remains under investigation.”

Man shot, killed at E. 39th & Ott; suspect in custody

Police are asking the public’s help identifying suspects caught on video surveillance who are linked to home invasion that occurred June 3, at approximately 5 a.m. in the 2200 block of Bonaventure Road. Islands Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting at the residence and found the victim suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Suspect sought in Mohawk Street sexual assault attempt

Police are searching for a man suspected of a sexual assault attempt at an apartSavannah-Chatham Metropolitan ment complex on the 900 block of Mohawk Police responded to a shooting at approxiStreet at about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 31. mately 10:45 p.m. May 30 in the 2200 block The victim, an adult female, was reportof Ott Street that claimed the life of Kevion edly approached by the suspect who conNewman, 25. versed with her briefly before attempting “SCMPD Central Precinct offito assault her. cers responded to the area, near the “The victim escaped from the suspect

without injury,” police say. The suspect is described as a black male with his hair styled in small twists. During the incident he wore a white T-shirt and dark jeans. He was last seen running from the scene.

Arrest made in arson case

Savannah Fire & Emergency Services investigators have arrested a Savannah woman in connection to a fire at a west Savannah apartment Monday night. Investigators say 65-year-old Pinkie Smith Hills, 640 W. 39th St., Apt. A, has been charged with arson 1st degree after she tried to burn some of her husband’s belongings in the bathtub of the apartment. “Investigators say it appears that Hills piled clothes in the bathtub then poured gasoline on the clothing and ignited it,” says Mark Keller of Savannah Fire.  Savannah firefighters responded to the fire at 9:15 p.m. and were able to contain the flames to the bathroom. However, the apartment sustained smoke and water damage. There were no injuries. Hills was arrested and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center, where she awaits arraignment on the felony charge. cs

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By 2009, when Zimbabwe’s central bank gave up on controlling inflation, its largest currency was the 100 trillion-dollar bill -- barely enough for bus fare in Harare and not even worth the paper needed to print it. However, that 100 trillion-dollar note (that’s “1” plus 14 zeros) has turned out to be a great investment for several astute traders in London and New Zealand, who bought thousands of them at pennies on the trillion and now report brisk sales to collectors on eBay at US$30 to $40 a note -- a six-year return on investment, according to a May report in London’s The Guardian, of nearly 1,500 percent.

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• Long-divorced Henry Peisch, 56, has seven children, but only one is still living with his ex-wife (who had originally been awarded $581 monthly support for all seven). (Three children are now independent, and three others successfully petitioned courts to live with Henry.) The resultant hardship (the $581 remains in effect) caused Henry to ask the Bergen County, New Jersey, Family Court several times for a “hardship” hearing, which the court denied (thus even defying the New Jersey Supreme Court). On April 8, Family Court judge Gary Wilcox, noting Peisch’s appearance on a related matter, spontaneously “granted” him his “ability to pay” hearing (with thus no opportunity for witnesses or evidence-gathering) -- and summarily jailed him for missing some $581 payments (because, the judge concluded, he did not “believe” Peisch’s hardship claims). • Magician and professional gambler Brian Zembic, 55, finally consulted surgeons recently about removing his historic C-cup breast implants, which he bore on a $100,000 bet in 1996 (with a rider of

$10,000 annually for retaining them). (He also won a companion game of backgammon to determine who would pay for the original surgery.) He told news sources in May that he had intended to have them removed early on, but that they had “grown on” him and become “a normal part of my life.”

Government In Action

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, in a May publication deriding the value of certain federally funded research, highlighted several New World Order recent National Institutes of Transgender Blues: Ms. Superdelegate Health and National Science 4 Lyf Jai Dara Latto, 23, won Foundation projects, such the title Miss Transgenas the $13 million for explorder UK last September in ing musical preferences of London, but in February monkeys and chimpanzees; organizers stripped her the $1.1 million judging of the title as being insufwhether cheerleaders are ficiently trans, passing more attractive seen as a the crown to Ms. Daisy squad than individually; the Bell. Officials had spotted $390,000 to determine how Latto (who has worked as many shakes a wet dog needs a “drag queen”) in a BBC to feel dry; and the $5 mildocumentary wearing lion to learn whether drunk boxer shorts, and since birds slur when they sing. switching underwear is (Also strangely included was the actually valuable study by Michael usually such a crucial step for transgenSmith of Cornell University ranking where ders, officials concluded that Latto must not yet have made a sufficient-enough on the human body a bee sting was most commitment to qualify for the title. painful. He found, from personal testing, that “on the penis” was only the third Birdbrains worst -- research that brought Smith a In a recent book, biologist Jennifer prestigious Ig Nobel prize last year.) Ackerman noted the extraordinary intelAustralia! ligence of birds -- attributed to the dense (1) Yahoo News Australia reported packing of neurons in their equivalent (with photos) a man in Tallebudgera Creek of humans’ cerebral cortex (according on the country’s Gold Coast swimming to an April Wall Street Journal review with his pet snake. The man, standing of Ackerman’s “The Genius of Birds”). chest-deep in water, would toss the snake For example, the New Caledonia crow, among others, knows how to make and use hooked tools to hide food (and retrieve it from tricky-to-reach places), and the blue jay and others, which store many thousands of seeds during autumn, also steal seeds from less-vigilant birds -- and they even return to re-hide food if they sense they have been spotted storing it earlier. Additionally, of course, the birds’ equivalent of the human larynx is so finely tuned as to be regarded as the most sophisticated sound in all of nature.

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The president of the New England Organ Bank told U.S. News & World Report recently that she attributes the enormous upsurge in donations in recent years to the opiod “epidemic” that has produced a similarly enormous upsurge in fatal overdoses. Now, one out of every 11 donated organs comes as a result of the overdosing that in 2014 claimed over 47,000 lives. (An organ-sharing

organization’s chief medical officer reminds that all organ donations are carefully screened, especially those acquired from overdose deaths.)

Nature 2, Florida 0

(1) Nicole Bjanes, casually zipping along Interstate 4 in Volusia County around noon on May 9, saw a red-eared slider turtle come sailing through the air and crash into her windshield, sending her car off the road. The Florida Highway Patrol said the turtle had become airborne after being hit by another car. (It was apparently unhurt and swam away when a firefighter released it into a nearby pond.) (2) On May 10, police in Key West responded to a caller at the scene of a giant banyan tree (common to Florida and featuring vertical roots that thicken, spread and become entangled with the central trunk). A woman had attempted to climb the tree but had fallen among the vertical roots, making her barely visible. Said a proud police spokesperson, “They popped her out like a cork.”

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In 2006, a court in Preston, England, apparently weary of Akinwale Arobieke’s repeatedly, unconsensually “touching” men’s biceps in public, issued a Sexual Offenses Prevention Order making any such future contact automatic offenses. Arobieke admitted a longtime fascination with buffed-up physiques and continued from time to time to find biceps irresistible, but in May 2016 he convinced a Manchester Crown Court judge to lift the SOPO based on his assurance that he wanted a “fresh start” and would behave himself. The judge seemed not quite sure, but noted that police could still arrest him under other sexual or assault statutes.

News of the Weird Classic (May 2012)

At the 10th Arab Shooting Championships in Kuwait in March (2012), as medals were presented and winners’ national anthems were played, officials were apparently ill-prepared for medalist Maria Dmitrienko of Kazakhstan. Consequently, they cluelessly played, as her national anthem, the humorous ditty from the movie “Borat.” (Instead of such lyrics as “sky of golden sun” and “legend of courage,” the audience heard “Greatest country in the world/All other countries are run by little girls” and “Filtration system a marvel to behold/It removes 80 percent of human solid waste.”) Dmitrienko reportedly kept a mostly straight face, although Kazakhstan later received an official apology. By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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“We’ve got an age range from 10 to well over 90,” Holland chuckles. “We want everybody to be there.”

food. Once word spread about the evening, the musicians responded in droves, resulting in a night packed front-to-back with original, local music. “We started with thirty-minute slots for performers,” Holland says. “There was so became clear that Hospice Savannah was much interest, we’re now down to fifteenover 90,” Holland chuckles. “We want the perfect organization for which to throw minute slots!” everybody to be there.” a benefit show and auction. Expect to see many familiar Picker faces Not long ago, the group began brain“Hospice Savannah really helped with on both the bar.food and coffee.deli list. storming ways to give back to the commuSip an adult beverage and order Southnity. Previously, some members had visited their leaving,” says Holland. The Pickers, about a third of whom are ern-Asian fusion appetizers over at bar. Hospice Savannah, guitars in tow, to play professional musicians, have prepared a food while listening to Pete Love, Monty and sing for patients. Summer Nights party to celebrate the non- Parks, Mark Maxwell, Phil Coleman, and “People really, really appreciate that,” profit’s 37th birthday and bring awareness Scott Henderson, Lana Haman, Song Bansays Holland. to its community contributions. dits, Dave Westbrook, Chris Desa, The Two beloved, faithful members of the “There’s a lot of talent in the room,” Hol- Skiples, Ricky Stokes, Tom Cooler, Kenny Midtown Pickers family, Susan Deason land says of his fellow Wednesday night Warman, Jan Spillane, and Robbie Cooper Sheard and Ace Harris, recently passed Pickers. “We wanted to give back.” and Ben Wells. in the care of Hospice Savannah within The Pickers’ home of coffee.deli hosts At coffee.deli, it’s a one microphone, one ten months of one another. As the players half of the entertainment on Saturday, and guitar situation featuring sets from Bob reached out to the family in support (the the fun spills over a few doors down to pro- Fulton, Dave Westbrook, Ricky Stokes, Pickers selected Sheard’s funeral music and, before her passing, even played on her prietors Johnny Baker and Paula Letcher’s Phil Coleman, Kris Nilson and Tom Freeother Habersham Village business, bar. land, Song Bandits, Kenny Warman, Jan porch in the late stages of her cancer), it

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Since 2013, music lovers, professional players, and amateur musicians alike have gathered in the ample space of Habersham Village’s coffee.deli to share tunes and make memories. “We’re up to 30 people every Wednesday, standing room only,” founder Tommy Holland proudly shares. The Midtown Pickers have served as an inspiration to their community, growing into a family of guitarists, singers, percussionists, and more. Some nights, they’ll circle up and riff on a classic tune that everyone knows; other times, individuals will share their original songs and receive feedback and encouragement from their peers. It’s grown into a warm, inviting environment, and with good eats and hot drinks behind the counter, there’s plenty of reason to sit and stay awhile. “We’ve got an age range from 10 to well

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Spillane, and Tom Cooler. Belly up to the counter to order a New York-style deli sandwich, fresh pastry, or delicious cup of coffee while enjoying the entertainment. Coffee.deli will also host a silent auction chock-full of tantalizing goodies and fabulous rewards. Prizes include guitars, a weekend condo rental on Tybee Island, restaurant gift certificates, gift baskets from local businesses, and more. Holland says that a new raffle will occur right before each act. “We want it to be festive,” he says. “The community has been incredible with their support of Midtown Pickers, now we’re asking for them to put monetary value in showing their support for Hospice. “We hope that the community will be generous. It’s a good show for Hospice. We’re just trying to have fun and raise funds.” CS

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The Heavy Pets @Barrelhouse South

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A staple of the East Coast jam band scene, Fort Lauderdale heroes The Heavy Pets are heading back to Savannah. Blending funk, jazz, rock, and reggae, the band’s been pleasing audiences worldwide for 11 years and remains a summer festival favorite, hitting the likes of Bonnaroo, All Good, Langerado, Jam Cruise, AURA, and more. The Heavy Pets have stood out for years for their sunshiny approach, languid rhythms and surprising turns. From time to time, the group’s crockpot of genre sounds like what would happen if you dropped Harry Nilsson, Passafire, and String Cheese Incident into a studio together and let ‘em rip. With sharp musical chops—sometimes, Jeff Lloyd and Mike Garulli’s guitars have an almost classical feel, mixing it up from your typical wah-wah-happy jam fare— It’s good-timing music suitable for a Saturday on Tybee with a cold six-pack and great company. Thursday, June 9, 9 p.m., free, 21+

Domestic Violence Fundraiser for Safe Shelter, Inc. @The Sentient Bean

Local funk band XuluProphet will perform at Forsyth Park’s beloved coffee shop in support of abused women and their families. Half of the door revenue will be donated to SAFE Shelter, Inc., Center for Domestic Violence Services. For 35 years, SAFE has been the only shelter in Savannah dedicated to victims of intimate partner violence and their underage children. The current facility is home to 48 beds, making it one of the largest domestic violence shelters in Georgia. Complete with stateof-the-art surveillance equipment, partnerships with local law enforcement, and a caring staff, the United Way Agency and Governors’ Office of Children and Families-certified home offers services at no charge to the victims. XuluProphet will treat attendees to some new tunes and plan on inviting a surprise guest onstage. Art lovers can support the cause, too, by entering a raffle for Alfredo Martinez’s artwork. Friday, June 10, 7 p.m., $10, all-ages

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Broken Glow, Anchor Detail, Mercury Dimes, Hey Zeus Chrysler, Sawhorse @The Wormhole

Charlotte, NC’s finest invade Savannah with local support from alt-blues rockers Broken Glow. Anchor Detail make a swelling kind of emo-tinged indie rock, flush with watery guitar riffs and vocalist Tatu’s deep, warm melodies. Tender moments capsize into huge, electrifying bridges, creating an appropriately tidal sound. A Mercury dime is a ten-center graced with the visage of Liberty in a winged Phrygian cap. There’s an elegance and unflinching strength there that makes it a perfect moniker for folk-punk band Mercury Dimes’ steady structures and sharply vulnerable, honest and beautifully rendered lyrics (from “Wool”: “things are broken, the bills unpaid, and my couch is ripped wide open with all the feathers littered on the floor, where I’ll lay among my sweaters and wish that I was made of wool because then I’d always be warm and pretty damn useful”). Hey Zeus Chrysler exceed their punny name with noisy, shreddy blues. Indie-folk group Sawhorse round out the Charlotte representation. Saturday, June 11, 8 p.m., $2-5 via wormholebar.com, 21+

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Celebrate a local group assisting Savannahians in need with an evening of live music. Inspired by the deep, enriching bond that can exist between a human and a horse, Hoofs 4 Healing works with inner city children, veterans, active military personnel, and folks with special needs, cognitive disabilities and emotional disabilities to enjoy equineassisted activities and therapies. In a safe, diverse environment, instructors teach riding and showmanship and offer specific treatments for physical limb damage, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and PTSD. Local band Guns4Hire features Roger Bird on guitar and vocals, Wendell Brown on drums, Fred Hodges on guitar and vocals, and John Neal on bass. Its dedicated members were quite active in the music scene in the ‘80s; after developing careers and families for 25 or so years, the boys are back, playing hits from The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, Bob Marley, The Black Keys, and more. Chris Carusos and Leslie Carter are Wild Wisteria. Carusos has been playing guitar for 40 years, touring with the likes of Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Tommy James, and more. Carter is a native Savannahian who has been singing professionally for six years. Together, they spin an up-tempo brand of pop/country/rock with a distinctly Southern lilt. Saturday, June 11, 6 p.m., $35 VIP (includes premium seating, free appetizers, beer and wine), $15 general admission (advance), $20 at door

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The Muckers, In For A Penny @The Sandbar (Tybee)

Irish, gypsy, rockabilly, oh my! The Muckers hit Savannah for the first time this weekend with their whirlwind of folk. While the five-piece’s influences are mostly Irish, they like to weave sea shanties, country, and rockabilly into their diverse sound as well. Employing fiddle, accordion, bass, guitar, mandolin, and drums, the group promises a raucous, danceable time. Tybee’s own Irish folk punk band, In For A Penny, is a perfect pairing for a wild, roots-inspired time, island-style. Saturday, June 11, 9 p.m., free, 21+


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Music Wednesday / 8

Barrelhouse South The Purple Party: A Celebration of Prince 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 El-Rocko Lounge Happy Hour w/ Anders Thomsen Jazz’d Tapas Bar Sarah Tollerson Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Cory Chambers Rachael’s 1190 Jeremy Riddle The Sandbar Open Mic SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night Southern Pine Co. Graveface Roadshow Kickoff Treehouse Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves The Wormhole Open Mic

Trivia & Games

The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo Rachael’s 1190 Team Trivia Tailgate Trivia World of Beer Trivia

Karaoke

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

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Two of Savannah’s favorite burlesque stars, Jack N’Thacox and Edie Bellini, have teamed up with Savannah Drink n’ Draw for a duet production that blends spoken word, dance, and burlesque. The story of a couple desperate to maintain a decadent lifestyle by any means necessary. The duo, who also perform with House of Gunt as Rachel Fauxrelle and Kia Sedona, will flex their chops as they take on not only the characters of Jack N’Thacox and Edie Bellini, but also interpretations of their respective House of Gunt personas, Frank Fauxrelle. Frank and Sally getting caught up in Jack and Edie’s wild and sinful scheming is kinda like burlesque inception and will undoubtedly be entertaining. Edie Bellini will pose for Savannah Drink N’ Draw’s open model session beforehand in the courtyard at 6:30 p.m. The show kicks off at 10 p.m. on the second floor. thursday, june 9, 10 p.m., free, 21+ edy Thang

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Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Thea, piano/vocals Foxy Loxy Cafe Ray Lundy Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jason Bible The Jinx Hip-Hop Night Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show The Warehouse Hitman Wild Wing Cafe Chuck Courtenay The Wormhole Mitchell & Friends Acoustic Happy Hour

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Much Ado About Nothing brings swingin’ sass to the ‘60s by anna chandler

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For their first production, The Savannah Shakes swept theatre lovers back to the ‘40s in a rousing take on Taming of the Shrew. Audiences, love struck, returned for their fascinating interpretation of Hamlet set in 1950’s Leave it To Beaver-style domestic America with a Kerouacian Hamlet lead. Now, they follow the Bard into the next decade with Much Ado About Nothing, set in the swingin’ ‘60s. Directed by Collective Face Ensemble member Karla Knudsen, the Shakes’ take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies is a hysterical, hard look at class, gender roles, and romance. Shakespeare is, of course, timeless, but the Shakes were particularly struck by the way Much Ado fit so naturally into the 1960s. “We found so many parallels with sexism, voting rights, and the precursor to the Vietnam War,” Knudsen marvels. Much Ado kicks off with men returning from war. As their next production, Henry VI, will delve further into the Vietnam War, the Shakes decided that, in their

adaptation, the gentlemen are on their way back from an unspecified deal. “We keep it between The Beatles appearing on Ed Sullivan and right before the Tet Offensive,” says Knudsen. With a big Mad Men influence, psychedelic swirls of color, and fabulous costuming, the performance is a visual treat. “Much Ado encapsulates that time between the first half of the ‘50s and the late ‘60s beautifully,” says Savannah Shakes co-founder Christopher Soucy. “It struck us right off the bat to be Mad Men ad execs and play with the strong façade of the ‘60s. We’ve been developing more into that Mod Squad, psychedelic world, and we’re really enjoying playing with the notion that these characters are having that sort of hollow experience and slowly filling it with the well of emotion that encapsulates that decade. We saw a lot of surface beauty in the ‘60s that gave way to a tumultuous time.” At the heart of Much Ado About Nothing lies the cunning and sharp banter between clever Beatrice and snarky nobleman Benedick. As they catapult barbed


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“We have people from all walks of life with this cast—SCAD students who are graduating in mere hours, people with full-time jobs, teachers, people who have babies, kids, and lives,” Knudsen says of her Shakes peers. “They’re really brainy!” The cast is enjoying bringing Shakespeare’s words to life in rehearsals. “When you see Shakespeare, it was meant to be heard,” Knudsen points out. “That’s how he wrote it. It was popular entertainment of the time. People didn’t have books en masse like we do now. They needed to go see it and hear it and feel the sweat flying off the actors’ faces.” Co-founders Soucy and Sheila Lynne Bolda couldn’t be more excited to welcome new faces to the troupe. “We’re only a year old,” Soucy points out. “We’re at the one-year mark and we couldn’t ask for a better community reception and dedication from audiences. We’ve struck a chord and we feel that, and the chord is community where people can get together, express themselves, and enjoy well thought-out art. We feel that it was a complement to the culture of Savannah and other theatre in Savannah. It only enhances the experience for everyone.” CS

“ Much Ado encapsulates that time between the first half of the ‘50s and the late ‘60s beautifully.”

The Savannah Shakes Present: Much Ado About Nothing

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words and smooth insults at one another, it becomes clearer and clearer that the two are meant to be together. “You know, the word ‘nothing was pronounced ‘noting’ in Shakespeare’s day,” Knudsen observes. “We’re taking that quite literally, because this play is very much about how we observe things and take them in. Eavesdropping, passing notes, communicating in ways other than straightforward.” From subtleties to loud declarations, Much Ado will keep the audience on its toes. “We’re so used to our contemporary, savvy entertainment that is so understated, and the big story is tucked under,” says Knudsen. “Shakespeare tells really big stories on the outside. It’s safe, because it’s in this container of gorgeous words and sharp humor, and in Much Ado, the juxtaposition of the tragic and the comic is athletic.” Knudsen once heard someone call Much Ado “almost a comedy”—that couldn’t be closer to the truth. “It dupes you,” she explains. “When I go to see theatre, I love to be duped. [Shakespeare] gives them a 180 in this. I think, somewhere in our nature, we understand those opposites.” A former SCAD Performing Arts professor, Knudsen has enjoyed the Muse Arts Warehouse in her time as a Collective Face Theatre Ensemble member. This is her first time with the Shakes.

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Lisa D. Watson: Spanning The Gap

The drive to rename the Talmadge Bridge includes the work of two dozen artists by Kayla Goggin

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ARTIST and designer Lisa D. Watson has nothing but love for Savannah’s bridges. Some of you may remember her City Transversed exhibit in the rotunda gallery at City Hall, which was on view from July of last year until December. The show featured Watson’s artistic renditions of the Savannah River Bridge, the Houlihan Bridge, Factor’s Walk and several others. Unsurprisingly, the piece that people reacted most to was a painting of the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, one of our city’s most iconic images. “The piece was really colorful and optimistic,” Watson says, “because I thought, ‘My god. That beautiful bridge is named after somebody whose whole platform was about hatred of a certain race.’ I wanted the colorful bridge, but not a bridge that was based on hatred.” In April, Jessica Leigh Lebos wrote an article for Connect titled “Name shaming the Talmadge Bridge”, which took an indepth look at the history behind the Talmadge Memorial Bridge and its namesake, former Democratic Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge. Lebos took the time to break down the bridge’s history, its re-building in 1991, and the two previous attempts to change its name. She also offered a concise, but thoroughly convincing, argument for why the re-naming conversation is being justly reawakened: Savannah has no need to continue to memorialize Eugene Talmadge’s thoroughly disgusting, unapologetic legacy of hatred, social injustice and racism. For those who remain unsure that another re-naming campaign is worth the effort, Talmadge is the same guy who, after forcing the dismissal of two professors attempting to integrate the Georgia Teacher’s College in Statesboro in 1942, explained by saying, “I’m not going to put up with social equality. We don’t need no n*****s and white people taught together.” During his three terms as governor, Tal- Top: ‘Cables,’ by Irene McCollum. Bottom: ‘The Bridge,’ by Deborah Zumstein madge fought against every social reform possible and gained a reputation for being his 1946 campaign. Is that really the kind The survey (www.surveymonkey.com/r/ a bully and a demagogue. Assertions that of legacy we want to impose on one of our savbridge) asks respondents what new he was a populist champion of the comname they favor over the current one, with mon man can be promptly dismissed when city’s most recognizable landmarks? As the bridge celebrates its 25th annithe option to recommend no change. “The we remember he protested the New Deal’s proposed daily wage for farm laborers and versary this year, Lisa Watson has decided Tomochichi Bridge” is in the lead accordto lead the charge on a project she calls ing to Watson’s last count – it’s also what opposed a pension for retired workers. “Span the Gap” which includes an art the re-built 1991 version of the bridge was In 2007, the FBI released documents exhibition (opening at Oglethorpe Gallery supposed to be named before a last minute which reveal Talmadge almost certainly on Friday, June 10 at 6pm) and a public change by the Georgia General Assembly. sanctioned the murders of four black 26 people to sway rural white voters during survey. Watson will present the results of the

survey to the city after the exhibit closes on June 24. For Watson, these two complementary components amount to a form of protest. “Last year, with a lot of the gun violence and protests, I just don’t know if they were very proactive. I feel like we have to think of trying to get things done – fixing social injustices – in a really positive way. Using art was the best possible way I could think


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of doing it.” Despite taking an evenhanded approach (the exhibition comprises works from 24 artists, refrains from political commentary, and focuses purely on the bridge’s aesthetic and experiential merits), the backlash has been brutal. “When the survey first went up, I got some nasty stuff. I got rants, not names of bridges,” she told me. “I understand it. Personally, I am non-partisan. I always listen to both sides.” “I want people to come look at the artwork and say, ‘Oh my gosh. It really is a beautiful bridge,’” she continues. “There are so many different ways to look at it – from under, above, while you’re on it. How can something that lovely be named after somebody who was an awful person?” Much of the dissent comes from people who insist that energy directed toward the re-naming would be better used elsewhere. One commenter on Lebos’ piece said, “This is such a bullshit waste of time. There are REAL issues facing this town that efforts and energy should be put into... The crime in this city and the corruption… but nobody cares about that…it doesn’t involve the names of dead white guys.” Lisa’s response is simple: “There are so many problems. But I’m not a crime fighter, I’m not involved in the educational

system here. I’m not involved in how people eat or health. But I’m an artist. And I’d say at least 75 people approached me about the name of the bridge, asking , ‘What are we gonna do? What are we gonna do?’ That’s why I’m doing it.” Interest generated will hopefully inspire more residents to take the survey and let their voice be heard. And – should the city, county and state approve a name change in the future – Watson has a plan to use art to preserve the Talmadge name in connection to the bridge via a new memorial. She understands that Span the Gap is only the beginning, knowing how slowly change happens in Savannah. When I ask why previous re-naming attempts have withered, Lisa’s eyes become steely. “I think it’s because there hasn’t been anybody to see it all the way through. I’ll keep working on it. If it takes three years, they’ll still see me showing up. If I have to go to the state legislature, I’ll have people standing there with me. [Dorothy R. Spradley] worked on the monument to African-Americans for years. I look at her picture and I think, ‘Okay. I might have to be working on this for years.’” “And you’re willing to make that commitment?” I ask. Without a second’s hesitation she says: “Yes.” cs

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Danielle Hughes Rose — Jeweler Danielle Hughes Rose is now a full time member of Savannah’s Best Contemporary Arts Co-Op. Danielle’s Welcome Reception is during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk, where you’ll meet Rose and learn the secrets behind her beautifully minimal works. Sat., June 11, 4-8 p.m. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St MONO — Artists were invited to submit work that results in a one-of-a-kind print, such as monoprints and monotypes. June 8-19. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. Profiles of Poverty — Profiles of Poverty, presented by Step Up Savannah and St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, is a 60- photograph collection of powerful images depicting poverty across the state. Free June 8-July 6. Jelinek Creative Spaces, 101 N. Fahm St. Soiree — Celebrate new artwork by Tiffani Taylor and Melissa Schnider, inspired by a recent trip to Paris. Sun., June 12, 6-8:30 p.m. Tiffani Taylor Gallery, 11 Whitaker Street. Span the Gap — The 1954 Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge was dismantled in 1991. The current bridge still holds the old name. What bridge name would epitomize a modern Savannah? June 10-24. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

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Stick Men: Savannah Folk Art Canes and Wood Sculptures — Since the early 20th century, woodcarvings and carved walking sticks were noted in writings and photographs about the Savannah area. Sometimes discussed in terms of a lingering African aesthetic in the traditional arts of the African South, these works were explored by scholars and brought national acclaim to Savannah woodcarver Ulysses Davis. Davis’ example inspired other men in Savannah and South Georgia to take up the art. Largely drawn from Telfair’s permanent collection of folk art, Stick Men celebrates this rich artistic heritage in a focused exhibition. June 11-Nov. 27. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Tape, Paper, Scissors — Various paper works by Jon Arge, Lennie Ciliento and Peter Erwin Roberts. Profits from the show are designated to Deep Center. Fri., June 10. Location Gallery, 417 Whitaker St.

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Continuing Exhibits Abstract Meets Real — Gerry King, a master watercolorist, captures memories and feelings about his hometown, New Bern, in the 1970’s. Monica Rene Williams captures the subtlety and interaction of line, color and motion to absorb the viewer’s attention in the work’s hidden depth. Through June 30. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.

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Alaine Daniel and Kathryn Riechert — A retrospective of Alaine Daniel’s bold watercolors will be on display. Jeweler Kathryn Riechert works primarily in sterling silver, stamping positive messages into most of her creations. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. Art Life — Photography by Labeeb Abdullah. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St. Boxed In/Break Out — Tricia Cookson has been selected to install a site-specific work for Boxed In/Break Out. This project encouraged artists to propose a creative installation that activates six windows at the Jepson Center (facing Barnard Street) with original artwork. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer — Taken during the year Elvis Presley turned 21, Alfred Wertheimer’s photographs are a remarkable visual record of rock ‘n’ roll’s most enduring figure. Through Oct. 2. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. The Future Was Then — Monumental installation by Daniel Arsham created specifically for the museum’s Pamela Elaine Poetter Gallery for deFINE ART 2016. These select sculptural works and this installation explore the interaction between mankind and architecture, and draw particular attention to man’s capacity for creating, destroying and repurposing manmade and natural materials both historically and contemporaneously. Part of deFINE ART. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Joshua Hill — For twenty years Joshua Hill has been raising a family and painting in Savannah. Working as a muralist and faux finisher (furniture), he has always sought new inspirations. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Landmark: A Decade of Collecting at the Jepson Center — Since the Jepson Center opened its doors to the public 10 years ago, Telfair Museums has added 1,267 works of art to its permanent collection. These works encompass a broad range of time periods, styles, and media, ranging from 19th-century paintings to digital interactive installations. To celebrate the remarkable strides made in collecting during the Jepson Center era, this exhibition highlights 10 of the most significant acquisitions made from 2006 to the present. Through Aug. 14. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Mac n’ Sleeze — Jana Cariddi’s work embodies quirky, and perhaps broken utopian scenes that are derivatives of her imagination. Through June 29. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Pop Portraits by Jessica Burke — This exhibit features drawings that explore identity and gender. Through July 28. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Prints from the Collection — Carefully stored away and sheltered from damaging light, Telfair Museums holds a treasure trove of fine prints by some of the most widely known artists in all of Western art history. This exhibit features approximately 40 European and American works dating from the 16th century through 1945 and includes works by Rembrandt, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, Goya, and others. Through July 17. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Randy Akers and Fran Kaminsky — Randy Akers shows his textural, abstract paintings from four bodies of work. Fran Kaminsky will display her sculptures. A portion of sales will support Hospice Savannah’s extra programs and services not covered by Medicare or other insurances. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Rorschach — An installation of 70 pieces of flattened antique silver, seeming to levitate just above the gallery floor by Cornelia Parker. In the “Rorschach” series Parker achieves abstraction by removing recognizable items from their fundamental usage or meanings. Part of deFINE ART. Through June 12. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.


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IT SEEMS that Savannah has begun to understand the potential value an industry, such as food trucks, could have on our future. What has been over a decade of negotiations seems to be coming to a positive conclusion. Food trucks are something almost every progressive city has added for locals and tourists. Food is at the core of culture and the epicenter of diversity. So it makes sense that food trucks would be a perfect proponent for a city attempting to spread its wings. Savannah has been resisting this idea for quite some time, for reasons that seemed to shift with the wind. The politics behind wanting to preserve the “historic value” of downtown and not fill our streets with trucks always sounded like a generation full of pencil pushers attempting to hold onto the past instead of preparing for the future. If we want to be a city full of culture and diversity, a city that strives to be ahead, we have to let go of what was and embrace what’s next. Food is the perfect start to that journey, and street food is the current revolution in its own industry, dripping with anarchy towards the traditional Michelin structure. There have been a few people who have attempted to organize and structure the foundation of this food truck industry in Savannah, but only one who seems as if he can actually pull it off, and his name is Ryan Giannoni, organizer of this past weekend’s Savannah Food Truck Festival in Emmet Park. I had a chance to sit down with him to gain some insight on what it took to put this whole thing together and how he hopes the city will react to it. And I made a friend in the process. Ryan started selling popsicles for King of Pops, which is what got him initially interested in the food truck industry. “When we came to set up in Savannah, we hit roadblocks regarding permitting. On one of my first days set up at Forsyth, I got shut down,” Ryan says. “But, that’s when we started digging and found certain provisions which did allow food trucks to vend, one of which is a special events permit.” 30 After some due diligence, Ryan decided

The inaugural Food Truck Fest drew thousands, proving beyond any doubt the inherent demand for food trucks in this area. Photos by melissa delynn

it was time to take matters into his own hands, and founded the companies that would be instrumental in making this entire industry come together. The Savannah Food Truck association is the organizer and the backbone for all of the food trucks in the city. They act as middleman in helping connect customers to their favorite trucks, whether for lunch or caterings. It is a brotherhood and entrepreneurs all wanting to help each other grown. And I believe that was the most shocking part to me. In a capitalist society, where greed and material gains control the minds of most businessmen, these food trucks are flipping that monster on its head, and are actually helping those interested and ambitious see their dreams come through. Another big task the Savannah Food Truck Association takes on is to actually build the guts of the truck, in order to save each other money in the long run. It truly is a brotherhood of people trying to better themselves and our community. Which leads me into the next organization Ryan created, the Savannah Food Truck Festival founded in May of last year. Knowing the ins and outs of this special events provision for food trucks, Ryan partnered with a few nonprofits to have events that food trucks could attend, the first being last year’s Doggie Carnival. Since then, there have been over 15 food truck events locally. From the Seafood Festival to the First Friday Art March, the Savannah Food Truck Festival has been doing as much as it can to provide food trucks opportunities while fundraising for

local nonprofits and organizations. Living harmoniously alongside and sponsoring the Savannah Food Truck Festival, is the last of the trio, Food Truck Philanthropy. The intention behind this nonprofit is to do research on local movements and organizations in need of fundraising, and they make sure that for every event thrown, there is a good cause which the trucks are raising money for. “We are more interested in helping see through the growth we long for in our communities. We want to know our legacy is tied to more than money, but building an industry in a city that needs it,” Ryan says. This past weekend’s festival goal was to serve as the first official big test run, in order to see if a food truck festival could exist on a large scale in our city. And if you happened to miss out for some reason, it was absolutely incredible. Free yoga in the park, sunshine, and about 15 trucks to choose from. One downfall was that the event may have been too well attended. It seemed as if there were not enough food trucks to meet the demand. Thousands of people poured in throughout the afternoon, and lines began to wrap around the park and line the sidewalks of Bay Street. I heard tons of cries for vegetarian and vegan options that did not exist for some reason on Sunday. As I listen to the feedback, I hear long lines and more options are what people will be looking for next. Being in these high pressure situations will separate the men from the boys, and figuring out what trucks are the most consistent and deserving of the money we make.

Paying $36 dollars for two lobster rolls, each no bigger than my hand, both of which contained cold “lobster” with pieces of hard shell still inside? I understand being rushed, and attempting to serve as many people as possible, but when you do it at the expense of your customers and your reputation, you will lose repeat business. But, a highlight for myself would be “Chazitos,” which continues to be the most delicious and consistent truck I’ve seen in the area. And this festival was the grand opening of their second truck! The most delicious and authentic Latin cuisine you can get anywhere close. He does it with love and intention, and you can taste it with every bite. All in all, I am elated with the turnout and what this means, if all went smoothly, for the future of food trucks in our city. We are a foodie city in desperate need of more culture in that food. We have regressed to being a tourist city that only serves customers who come a few times a year. What that does to the culture and quality of a kitchen will be felt in the food, and customers will let you know quickly. We need to sustain this movement, and allow this to usher us into the next phase of our food industry. Becoming more in touch with our roots, and allowing those to shine in our food. If this is something you want to see, be vocal, be engaging, and be active. We need more outsiders to help us push this thing through the right way. Do your research, support your favorite local trucks, and continue to be a part of the evolution of our culture and diversity. Let’s keep stirring that pot, people. cs


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Christopher Guest’s string of celebrated mockumentaries. The failure of Con// ner’s second album sets up some amusing When setting one’s sights on a large and vignettes, although, truthfully, the comeasy target that lends itself to ridicule, the parable segments in Get Him to the Greek, satire has to be particularly sharp and the when Russell Brand’s rocker character commentary especially astute; otherwise, Aldous Snow gets lambasted following the it’s all too unchallenging, all too facile, and disastrous release of his album African all too forgettable. The mockumentary Child, are far more amusing than anything Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping imme- in the entirety of this film. diately falls victim to the obviousness and Samberg, Taccone and Schaffer are all thereafter only works in small bursts of wit earnest if not especially funny, but Tim and wisdom. Meadows has some nice moments as the Forget about not being able to hit the lads’ manager. The cameo appearances side of a barn with a basketball; too often, by celebrities playing themselves arrive there’s the sense that the team of Andy at a furious clip — yes, it’s time to cue the Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaf- snoozy likes of Simon Cowell and Jimmy fer couldn’t hit a basketball with the side Fallon, although Snoop Dogg and Seal offer of a barn. some fleeting amusement. The three play the members of Style Some susceptible scribes have already Boyz, a promising boy band that almost been describing Popstar as “the new This immediately gets derailed due to internal is Spinal Tap,” I suppose in an effort to squabbles. Conner (Samberg), the group raise the likelihood of having a quote on leader, is able to advance and become a the eventual DVD and Blu-ray cases. Don’t superstar known as Conner4Real. As for believe it for one second. Spinal Tap was the other Style Boyz, Owen (Taccone) able to turn the knob up to 11 — with Popbecomes Conner’s underutilized concert star, 4 on the dial is the best one can reaDJ while Lawrence (Schaffer) opts to quit sonably expect. show business altogether and try his hand TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA at farming. TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS Coming off a smash debut album, Con/ ner expects equally great things from his It is what it is. sophomore effort; alas, it proves to be a   critical and commercial bomb, and every THE LOBSTER p.r. stunt he performs in an effort to boost // sales backfires spectacularly. Lately, it seems to always come back to There are a few modest chuckles sprinJohn Malkovich. kled throughout Popstar, but few have Art-house entries are expected to sticking power, and certainly nothing compares to the knowing laughs offered in frequently provide the sorts of unique

themes, uncompromising attitudes and gofor-broke sensibilities not generally found in multiplex fodder. But the commitment is as import as the conceptualization, which is why, for all their triumphs, current titles like A Bigger Splash and now The Lobster ultimately come up a tad short. They’re a far cry from the likes of Being John Malkovich, which still ranks as one of the most ingenious and untainted movies of the modern era. Director Spike Jonze and scripter Charlie Kaufman created a work that remained blazingly original from first frame to last – if the picture were made today by other hands, the innovation would eventually give way to a predictable wrap-up which, say, revealed that it was all a dream. The Lobster doesn’t go that far — it actually gains back some of its mojo in time for a startling denouement — but the loopy beauty of the first half does eventually go MIA. It’s set in a future world where everyone is expected to have a companion, and being alone is strictly verboten. All the lonely people are sent to a special hotel where they have 45 days to find a partner; if they don’t, they will be turned into the animal of their choice.   While most people predictably opt to be turned into a dog, David (Colin Farrell) decides he wants to become a lobster. But he has 45 days to avoid such a fate. Writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos (coscripting with Efthymis Filippou) has come up with a brilliant hook for a film, and at least for the first hour, he follows through with a suitably bizarre yarn that offers not only unique narrative thrills but also serves as a commentary on the


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manner in which society favors and coddles couples while often giving short shrift to the single folks out there. But once David is forced to leave the hotel and hide out in the woods, the film loses its flavor. David hooks up with a rebel outfit made up of people who embrace their single status, but this section is rote and repetitive — strip away the surprisingly few idiosyncrasies in these segments and we might as well be watching a World War II tale in which Jewish or French resistance fighters are hiding out from the Nazis (indeed, I was reminded of 2008’s Defiance, a WWII film with Daniel Craig, the husband of The Lobster co-star Rachel Weisz). The flatness dominating the second half is averted during the final moments, and that’s appreciated. Still, the defining sensation is that of watching your favorite football team run up the score on an inferior opponent and then letting it slip away during the second half, requiring a field goal in the closing seconds to escape with the victory. It’s one for the win column, but it never should have gotten so close.

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/ The Walrus and the Carpenter are nowhere to be found in Alice Through the Looking Glass, meaning audiences will have to make do with the addition of Marty McFly and Captain Jack Sparrow. Those popular celluloid characters are present in spirit (if not body) in this followup to 2010’s phenomenally successful Alice in Wonderland, with Linda Woolverton again taking on mangling — I mean, screenwriting — duties but Tim Burton stepping aside as director for Flight of the Conchords’ James Bobin (Burton retains producer credit). The title suggests that this is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, the author’s sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but don’t you believe it — Bobin, Woolverton and company have as much use for Carroll’s wondrous text as a white rabbit does for a Wall Street Journal subscription. The profiteers behind this picture couldn’t care less, preferring instead to lazily trigger memories of past hits rather than offer anything that might challenge or ruffle audiences. So why not make the central storyline a twist on Back to the Future (particularly Part II), with Alice (Mia Wasikowska) called upon to traverse the years in a time machine in an effort to save her own eccentric Doc Brown, the perpetually annoying Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp in his now-standard jack-in-the-box mode)? If the previous movie gave us a few pages of needless backstory, then this one offers a War and Peace-sized volume of nonsense.

It turns out that The Hatter (not named by Carroll but here called Tarrant Hightopp) suffers from even more daddy issues than George W. Bush, while the White Queen (Anne Hathaway) harbors a terrible secret. Even Alice, a curious child in the books but now a colorless adult, has to deal with the daunting legacy of her late father and the crippling interference of her wellmeaning mother (Lindsay Duncan). It’s all so … 2016. As the Red Queen, Helena Bonham Carter easily gave the best performance in Alice in Wonderland, and she’s effective here as well. Also back is Alan Rickman, briefly lending his vocals to the CGI-birthed Caterpillar. This marks the late actor’s final screen performance, a depressing thought considering his otherwise vibrant resume. And as the physical manifestation of Time itself, a jumpy Sacha Baron Cohen joins the cast and delivers a take-it-orleave-it performance that will delight some and bore others. Since I’m given the choice, I’m gonna leave it. Still, Cohen does turn up in one of the film’s few delightful scenes, a tea party in which Time punishes the attendants for their rudeness with a unique torture. Why does this scene work? Could it be because it drew its inspiration from Carroll’s actual source material? And just think, there was plenty more where that came from!

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

// The third time’s certainly not the charm when it comes to the X-Men film franchise. After the giddy heights of 2000’s X-Men and 2003’s X2, 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand registered as a major disappointment. And after the brainy thrills of the quasi-reboot, 2011’s X-Men: First Class, and 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, the same sort of letdown can be experienced with X-Men: Apocalypse. If anything, X-Men: Apocalypse reminded me of those loooong-ago teen years when I not only read comic books but subscribed to a trio of team titles (to be specific, The Uncanny X-Men, The Avengers and Justice League of America). The best issues were always the ones which found the superheroes showcasing their distinct personalities and working through their personal problems; the weakest were the ones where the good guys spent the entire story pummeling some generic megalomaniac-of-the-month (The Avengers was the most guilty of this). More than any other picture in the X-series, Apocalypse skews toward the latter sort of tale, with too much emphasis spent on the dullest villain yet seen in this mutant-populated universe. That’s not to say there isn’t still plenty to enjoy in this outing, but the overriding sense is one of

missed opportunities. The evildoer in this case is En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), a mutant who made his presence known in Ancient Egypt but who has since been laying dormant over the millennia. Awakened in the 1980s, he watches some TV, realizes humankind is a lost cause (presumably, he caught episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard and Joanie Loves Chachi to help him come to this conclusion), and decides to destroy the world in order to rebuild it. Aiding him are Magneto (Michael Fassbender), who just suffered a personal tragedy at the hands of yahoos, and various teenage mutants; standing against him are Professor Xavier (James McAvoy), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence),  Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and more teenage mutants. As always, individual scenes offer some familiar faces (you-know-who turns up as a Weapon X of mass destruction) as well as some unexpected ones (The Breakfast Club represented!). And as in Days of Future Past, there’s some scene-stealing being perpetrated by Evan Peters as Quicksilver — director Bryan Singer returns to the same slo-mo well, but it still yields multiple chuckles. Singer and his three coscripters also do a fine job of introducing Teen Beat versions of iconic X-characters like Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee, who co-starred opposite Fassbender in last year’s quirky Slow West). But all engaging activity comes to an abrupt halt whenever En Sabah Nur (aka Apocalypse) takes center stage. Isaac is an excellent actor, but he can do little with a part as parched as this one. Glowering under buckets of gloppy blue makeup, Isaac doesn’t seem to be playing a godlike figure capable of destroying the world as much as the sort of grumpy uncle who always complains at barbecues that there’s not enough mayonnaise in the cole slaw. Even more surprising than Isaac’s impotence in this role is Singer’s inability to make the action set-pieces as kinetic and kicky as the ones he orchestrated in past installments. Like much else in this overreaching underachiever, these scenes deliver the goods only in fits and starts, resulting in a movie where the excitement doesn’t build as much as it ebbs and flows.  

THE NICE GUYS

/// The original Lethal Weapon back in 1987 has been given too much credit as the movie that birthed the “buddy action comedy,” but it was the most successful in that it led to three sequels even more lucrative. After a dalliance with Marvel, scriptor Shane Black returns to his milieu with The Nice Guys, a witty romp starring the unlikely team of Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.

The Crowe-Gosling pairing might stir unhappy memories of such past whatwere-they-thinking? twofers as Pat Morita and Jay Leno (Collision Course), Ted Danson and Howie Mandel (A Fine Mess) or Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds (R.I.P.D.), but the truth is that they turn out to be a dynamic duo, going together as well as peanut butter and chocolate. Their characters, the bearish Jackson Healy (Crowe) and the bumbling Holland March (Gosling), are private dicks who pool their hot-and-cold talents to track down a missing woman named Amelia (Margaret Qualley) while subsequently investigating the murder of porn star Misty Mountains (Murielle Telio). Like practically all of Black’s scripts, the one for The Nice Guys is cold and steely to the touch, with little warmth or sympathy to be found anywhere. And while his convoluted plot aspires to stir memories of the likes of Chinatown and L.A. Confidential (the latter starring two of this film’s players, Crowe and Kim Basinger), it’s really not much more polished than any given episode of Magnum, P.I. The film does have a secret weapon in newcomer Angourie Rice, cast as March’s brainy daughter Holly. This 15-year-old Australian actress is terrific in a key role — she’s as integral to the action as the two stars — and comparisons to the teenage Reese Witherspoon are not inappropriate. Whether she ends up enjoying a similarly vibrant career remains to be seen, but she’s off to a terrific start.

NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING

/ The law of diminishing returns comes down with Mjolnir force on Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, a needless sequel that feels even more needless than the usual needless sequel. The 2014 hit Neighbors found married couple and new parents Mac and Kelly Radner (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) having to contend with rowdy fraternity brothers who move in next door. This sequel ingeniously finds Mac and Kelly now having to contend with rowdy sorority sisters who move in next door. There are a few chuckles tossed like birdseed along the way, though most of the humor is of the desperate, gross-out variety (the movie even begins with Kelly puking all over Mac’s face). And while the so-so original had trouble maintaining consistency with its characters, at least it had characters – Mac and Kelly, so likable in the first flick, are empty shells here. CS JUNE 8-14, 2016

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13th Colony Patriots Conservative political activists that meet the 13th of each month. Dedicated to preserving the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. See Facebook page for meeting location. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-604-4048. liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Junior League of Savannah, Join the Movement Make a difference in the communities we serve--Savannah area, Richmond Hill, Statesboro, Bluffton/Hilton Head/Beaufort, and the Golden Isles. Committed to women, community and leadership. Learn about becoming a member. RSVP at 912-7901002 or headquarters@jrleaguesav. org. Thu., June 9, 6:30 p.m. and Sun., June 12, 1 p.m. Junior League Savannah Headquarters, 28 East 41st. News and Views Ogeechee Riverkeeper invites the public to learn more about and get involved in the organization’s important work of keeping our region’s waters clean. Free and open to the public Thu., June 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 866-942-6222. ogeecheeriverkeeper.org. driftawaycafe.com. Driftaway Cafe, 7400 Skidaway Rd. 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. The Politics of Place: People, Planning and Possibilities Join Emergent Savannah for their Monday Means Community event. Featured guests will include Executive Director of the MPC, Tom Thomson, Executive Director of the SDRA, Kevin Klinkenberg, Professor of Architecture/Urban Design and Urban Planner Ryan Madson and Zoning Land Use Attorney Harold Yellin of Hunter Maclean. Facilitation by Mary Landers of the Savannah Morning News. The conversation will be a look at the six corridors primed for development, what the role of the citizen can be the process and ultimately, asking what our vision for Savannah is. Mon., June 13, 7 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Savannah Area Young Republicans Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. 34 org. sayr.org. Call or see website for

information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. Savannah Libertarians Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook.com/groups/SAVlibertarians. Victorian Neighborhood Association Meetings Open to all residents, property owners and businesses located between Anderson and Gwinnett, M.L.King,Jr. Blvd to East Broad Street. Free second Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-233-0352. 1308 West, Henry St. and Montgomery St. Young Democrats Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. 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 Applications for Weave a Dream Initiative The City of Savannah’s Weave-A-Dream (WAD) Panel has issued a call for proposals for the 2016 Weave-A-Dream Cultural & Arts Projects initiative. Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs are to be completed prior to December 31, 2016. The application must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project; the last date an application can be submitted is October 21, 2016. Project funding is available up to $2,000 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage projects or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. The Weave-A-Dream Panel seeks proposals that actively involve youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah. A priority of the WAD funding program is that organizations reach neighborhood communities, encompassing all city districts. To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits. Proposed programs must also be produced within the City’s corporate limits. No individual artist applications will be accepted. Agencies funded by the City of Savannah for 2016

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are not eligible to apply. Applications are available at www.savannahga.gov/ arts. Applying organizations may request application materials and technical assistance by contacting Rebecca Brown at 912-651-6760 or rbrown02@savannahga. gov Through Oct. 21. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Collegiate Chapters for Yeshua Next Generation Young adults between the ages of 21-25 with technical and people skills are needed to attend Savannah Chamber of Commerce events and to act as Overseers for collegiate chapters. Please contact Reverend Brenda Lee at (912) 236-3154, email:revbrendalee@yahoo.com ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Call for Exhibition Proposals for Cultural Arts Gallery The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting exhibition proposals at the Cultural Arts Gallery for the 2017 calendar year. In conjunction with each exhibition, artists are encouraged to develop and present a learning opportunity to the public such as a workshop, lecture or demonstration. All mediums will be considered for non-degree seeking solo or group exhibitions, including video and installation pieces. Proposals should be professionally presented and should include a cover letter; a resume; an artist statement; a previous exhibition record; 10-12 digital images of the work to be considered; and a self-addressed stamped envelope if the proposal needs to be returned. The deadline for submissions is September 9, 2016 at 4 p.m. Proposals should be submitted to Debra Zumstein, Arts Programs Coordinator, City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. Proposal guidelines are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783. Through Sep. 9. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Participants in Medical Study Armstrong State University’s Biodynamics and Human Performance Center is currently seeking adults over the age of 60 to participate in a study sponsored by Biodex Medical Systems. The goal of the study is to identify a screening test that can be used to screen individuals at risk for falls. The study, seeking both males and females, will utilize and evaluate a machine, which notes the movement of individuals attempting to balance on a non-moving platform. The study requires participants to have neither a history of lower-body musculoskeletal or neurological problems, nor undergone a serious surgery within the past year. Prior to participating, other health stipulations, such as uncontrolled heart disease, will be screened. Participants should be available for a single test lasting no longer than 30 minutes and will be

compensated with a Kroger gift card. If you qualify and would like to participate in either of these studies, please contact Kelsey Piersol at ASUbiomechanics@gmail. com or (912) 247-2982. Through July 31. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn 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 Proposals for 2017 Contracts for Cultural Arts and Services The City of Savannah’s Cultural Affairs Commission has issued a “Call for Proposals” for the 2017 Contracts for Cultural & Arts Services Program. In 2017, two investment program categories are available: Project Investment and Partner Investment. To be eligible for consideration, an organization must have a non-profit 501(c) 3 status and be headquartered within the City of Savannah. Proposed programs must take place during the 2017 calendar year. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Cultural Affairs Commission, whose recommendations will be sent to the City Manager, the Mayor, and the City Council for review and final funding approval. Applications, guidelines, and program information will be available on the Department of Cultural Affairs website (www.savannahga.gov/arts) or by contacting Rebecca Brown at RBrown02@ savannahga.gov or 912-651-6760. Through June 24. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Submissions for Dank Memes Non-Fiction Gallery invites you to dig deep and decode the cultural viruses that live in you. Show us your dank memes. Through June 22. nonfictiongallery.com. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Homeschool Music Classes Music classes for homeschool students ages 8-18 and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. CoastalEmpireMusic.com. Oatland Island Seeks Memories and Recollections for 40th Anniversary Oatland Island Education Center is looking for memories of Oatland Island in honor of their 40th anniversary. People who were part of the Youth Conservation Corp that helped to build Oatland Island Education Center in the 1970’s. Great memories from field trips. Special family memories


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of Oatland Island. Send your photos and stories to memories@oatland40th.org. Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-3951500. oatlandisland.org. Tell Us Your Ghost Story? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. amchclub@yahoo.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

Benefits

Hospice Savannah Fundraiser The Midtown Pickers raise funds for Hospice Savannah. Sat., June 11, 7 p.m. barfoodsavannah.com. bar.food, 4523 Habersham St. $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. The Next Generation Summer Soiree This event includes live entertainment and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Funds raised benefit the Angel Wings Campaign at the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. Please visit nextgenerationsavannah.com for more information, or contact Janet Kolbush at 912-350-6369 or kolbuja1@memorialhealth. com. $100 per person Sat., June 11, 7-10 p.m. Savannah Yacht Club, 730 Bradley Point Rd. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-years-old. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@savannahga.gov.

Classes, Camps & Workshops

Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times.

Putt Putt for Paws Pub Crawl

You will visit nine restaurants in City Market, each with a miniature golf hole built inside the establishment, and your team plays the hole. The format is a fun foursome scramble, so record the best 2 scores of your foursome. $100 entry fee includes your 4 person team, Logoed Tumbler & Titleist Golf Ball. Saturday, June 11, 12-5pm. Ellis Square Area, Barnard & Broughton Streets. $100 for 4 person team or $30 per individual. 912-201-2009, dana.schultz@westin.com, oliverbentleys.com/puttputt

912-677-3983. epiphany.indiemade.com. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. Beginning Belly Dance Classes Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. 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. 912-358-3160. 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. 912-897-7656. 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, ---. Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy The Leadership Academy is a premier leadership experience, designed to

empower young ladies to explore their leadership potential, build character, and strengthen their personal confidence by identifying and prioritizing their own values and belief systems. Outstanding experts in various fields will present workshops, seminars and interactive discussions on an array of topics. Workshop is open to 9th and 10th grade girls at all public and private schools in Chatham, Bryan, and Liberty counties. June 13-17. 912-232-6048. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. Drawing the Human Figure 101 Learn to draw the human figure from life. This adult class focuses on understanding the various compositions of body shapes to create the human form with practice exercises in contour, gesture and straight forward lines. Students will learn techniques to measure proportion, capture movement, create form and structure plus do studies of face, hands and the full figure. Beginners welcome! Model fees included. $195 Mon., June 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Tue., June 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 912-484-6415. info@thestudioschoolsavannah.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com/summeradult.html. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. 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. Enrichment Camp A five-week afternoon enrichment camp experience that can be enjoyed on its own, or in conjunction with the Summer School or Tutoring program. Camp will focus on character building, communication and social skills along with time for summer reading lists, games, team building and more. Open to kids entering 1st-8th grades. $100/week, $450 for 5 weeks, tuition waived if enrolled in other programs, registration $50 Mondays-Fridays.. roycelearningcenter.com/. Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. 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. Frame Loom Weaving with Jennifer Moss Learn how to express yourself in fiber through frame loom weaving. Students will learn how to construct and set up their own frame loom, and will progress from the basics of plain weave through specialized tapestry techniques. Emphasis will be placed on texture, color and composition. Each student will be able to create a sample and a completed woven project. No experience required. Materials for the loom and samples will be provided, but fiber for

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the final weaving must be purchased by the student. Held in second floor classroom, stair access only. $150 per person / $135 for Sulfur Studios Members Wed., June 8, 6-8 p.m. 912. 231. 7105. info@ sulfurstudios.org. https://facebook.com/ events/1707503392845374/. sulfurstudios. org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. 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. 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 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. 912-398-8828. smisavannah@ gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. Natural Dye Exploration: Eco Printing, with Jennifer Moss Learn how to color and print fabric using local and exotic plant materials. Each student will complete 3 printed silk scarves. No experience required, all materials included. Classroom is located on the second floor, stair access only. $55 per person / $45 for Sulfur Studios Members Sat., June 11, 2-5 p.m. 912. 231. 7105. info@sulfurstudios.org. https:// facebook.com/events/243267099356638/. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. Photography Classes Beginner photography to post 36 production. Instruction for all levels.

Smart Living Expo & Health Fair

This fun and informative event will include several free screenings for glaucoma, skin cancer, blood pressure, and more. There will be door prizes, giveaways, a farmer’s market, and other entertainment. Free parking at the Civic Center. THURSDAY, June 9, 9am-1pm, The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. 912-352-4405

$20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. Piano Voice-Coaching Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. Progressive Pelvic Posture Alignment Are you ready for a stronger and more stable pelvic floor? Join Lynn Geddes for this workshop where you will learn a series of specific exercises to strengthen and stretch the layers of the pelvic floor. You’ll also learn proper alignment to correct pelvic floor dysfunction. $30 early bird; $35 after 6/5/16; $25 returning students from Feb workshop. Sat., June 11, 12:30-2:30 p.m. 912-200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre. com. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 E Victory Drive. Project Management- Real World Apps Discover a documented step-by-step guideline for managing projects from beginning to successful conclusion. In Project Management- Real World Apps, students will be exposed to a wide variety of strategic and real world scenarios. Topics include best practices for initiating and closing projects, planning projects, project control, change control, earned value, and project manager professional responsibility. A copy of the current PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) is included. $1,325 Fri., June 10, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 912-651-2005. goo.gl/xY5nf4. cgc.

georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. R&B Soul Adult Line Dancing The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. hlamont70@yahoo.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May 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. Sacred Sound Journey Experience a concert of healing sounds from all over the world such as didgeridoos, singing bowls, percussion, over-tone singing, stringed instruments and much more as listeners are magically transported beyond time and space through atmospheric soundscapes using Sacred Sound, the language of our Spirit.

$15 Wed., June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 440315-1679. healingsounds1@gmail.com. branchesyoga.com. Branches Yoga Center, 2424 Drayton Street. Summer Literacy Classes Royce Learning Center’s Adult & Community Education program has partnered with the White Bluff United Methodist Church to offer a free Summer class. Classes will focus on preparing adult students for High School Graduation, Reading & Literacy Support, and the General Education Development Diploma (GED). The Adult & Community Education (ACE) at Royce Learning Center is a program designed for adult learners of all ages and abilities. ACE uses an individualized, learner centered approach with an understanding that each learner has a different motivation for seeking education. Mondays, Wednesdays.. 912-354-4047. wbumc.org/. White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd. Summer School A five-week summer school program for students who need to strengthen academic skills. Small classes focus on Reading, Writing, English and Mathematics. $900 tuition, $50 registration fee MondaysFridays.. roycelearningcenter.com/. Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd.

Clubs & Organizations

1 Million Cups 1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Free Wednesdays, 9 a.m.. 1millioncups.com/savannah. Creators’ Foundry, 415 W Boundary St. Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com. Buccaneer Region SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/ autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. Business Networking on the Islands Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club Friday evening social event at the


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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. Geechee Sailing Club Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education, and fellowship. Member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. geecheesailingclub.org. liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Historic Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah.org. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Low Country Turners A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see 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. 912-344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. 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. 912-4470943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. charlesfund@ gmail.com. panerabread.com/. Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Go Club This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. 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. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. 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 help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. savannahnewcomers.com. ongoing. 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. 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.

Concert: Joel Aderhold and the New South String Band Following an exciting sold-out tribute to Bill Monroe last January, Atlanta’s New South String Band returns with North Georgia bluegrass legend Joel Aderhold to the Tybee Post Theater. The new South String Band boasts a rich pedigree of traditional bluegrass experience. With Joel Aderhold on banjo, Brian Stephens on guitar and mandolin, and Maggie Aderhold Stephens on bass, the band specialize in time-honored mountain music full of virtuosic award-winning musicianship and sweet harmonies. North Georgia fiddler John Rice will join the band for this special performance. $25 Reserved Seating, $22.50 Theater Members Sat., June 11, 8-10 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater. org. tybeeposttheater.org. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Second Saturday Celebration The event features local entertainment from The Perry Brothers and Savannah Steve in Center Court. FREE Sat., June 11, 1-6 p.m. savannahmall.com/. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street.

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. 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. 912925-7416. savh_tango@yahoo.com. Awaken with Chakradance™ A free-flowing, meditative dance, with eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery. No dance experience or chakras knowledge needed. $20 ongoing, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ comcast.net. chakradance.com/. synergisticbodies.com. Synergistic Bodies, 7901 Waters Ave. Ballet FIT! Love ballet? We are ready to get that body in ballet shape. This total body workout is great for low impact and

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high impact movements. With a series of bar, floor, and mat exercises, you will leave refreshed and stretched. Toning, stretching, and strengthening are our goals for you. See calendar for details. $15.00, $10.00, $8.00, $5.00 Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. 412.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. 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. 7pm-8pm. 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. 912-7480731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Contra Dance Contra dance with live music by Glow in the Dark String Band. All dances called by Joyce or Bob. Casual dress, easy to learn, two left feet accepted, no partner or experience needed. Come early 7:15p for lesson. $8 / $6 for students or SFMS members Sat., June 11, 7:30-10:30 p.m. 912-234-8891. savannahfolk.org. Garden City United Methodist Church, 62 Varnedoe 38 Ave.

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. 912-5476449. 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 912-7048726 for updated locations. Fridays, 10 p.m. Latin Chicks (Waters Ave.), 5205 Waters Avenue. 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. 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. 912335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. DJ Greer DJ Greer spinning some old and new R&B. Happy hour all night long. Fridays, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. jgoodfellas@ yahoo.com. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Free Dance Thursdays at Lake Mayer Lake Mayer is offering free dance and fitness classes for all ages every Thursday, in the Community Center. 9:30 am and 10:30 am is the “Little Movers” class for toddlers. 12:00 pm Lunch Break Fitness. 1:30 pm Super Seniors. 5:30 pm youth hip hop. 6:30 pm Adult African Fitness. FREE ongoing, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 912-652-6780. sdavis@chathamcounty.org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. 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 Ballroom Group Class Get the next generation involved with all the styles of partnership dances. We teach etiquette, the history, and how to actually dance them! Get them involved today to get ready for our Monthly Ballroom Dance. $40 for 4 weeks Tuesdays, 6-6:45

p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Kids Hip Hop and Jazz Mondays, 6 p.m. salondebailedancestudio. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Kids Tap Teaching two skills in one class: music and dance. Join our newest tap class for kids to enjoy learning different rhythms and foot patters for fun music. Tap shoes are required and can be purchased at our studio! Sign up today and start tomorrow. $40 for 4 weeks Thursdays, 6-6:45 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. 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. 912-335-3335. 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. Latin Nite Salsa DJ Vaina Enventos brings Latin Night to Doubles. Happy hour all night long. NONE Thursdays, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. jgoodfellas@yahoo.com. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Dance classes - hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-272-8329. Modern Dance Class Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. Mom and ME DANCE Classes Does your baby love to dance? Sign up for our MOM and Me Dance class and explore movement to fun music and learn the basic skills of dance to develop better motor skills for your child. 18 months to 2 years old. $40.00 for 4 weeks Saturdays, 9-9:30 a.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio,

7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Old Time Country Dance Contra dance with live music by Glow in the Dark String Band. All dances called by Joyce or Bob. Casual dress, easy to learn, two left feet accepted, no partner or experience needed. Come early 7:15p for lesson. $8 general / $6 students Sat., June 11, 7:30-10:30 p.m. savannahfolk.org. Garden City United Methodist Church, 62 Varnedoe Ave. Salsa Lessons Learn to dance salsa and bachata, and try it free before you buy it. Call 912-7048726 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. Salsa! Salsa! Salsa! 0 Thursdays, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. jgoodfellas@yahoo.com. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. 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. Shimmy Chic Dance Fitness Shimmy and Shake with a brand new dance fitness program that will have you burning calories while learning the true skill of belly dance. Shimmy Chic is a low impact, high cardio workout that is designed to teach beginners and challenge the seasoned dancer. Yoga mats will be required. See calendars for details. $15.00, $10.00, $8.00, $5.00 Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. 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. Swing Night with Free Lesson Join us for our Monthly Swing night every 2nd Friday. Free lesson and following a party to practice all your patterns and movements you learned in class. No partner or experience necessary. All ages and levels welcome. $10 per person or $15 per couple second Friday of every month, 7:30-10 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio,


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7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. West Coast Swing Group Class Love to swing dance? This class is for you. Join us for 4 weeks of triple steps, rock steps, and whips! Need to practice? We got that covered too. Get ready and join this class to come to our Monthly Swing/Blues Night! $40.00 for 4 weeks Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr.

Events

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. Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Savannah’s only after-hours cemetery story event! See this great Victorian with Shannon Scott and all of the intrigues from bootleggers to murderers and those loved, lived and are now part of these immortal story grounds. $35.00 Saturdays, 5-8 p.m.. 912-319-5600. shannon@shannonscott. com. zerve.com/shannonscott/BonCemAH. savannahga.gov/cityweb/cemeteriesweb. nsf/cemeteries/bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure 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. Creative Coast Summer Social Explore the Creative Coast and what they do at their summer social. Thu., June 9, 5:30 p.m. 912-447-8457. Creators’ Foundry, 415 W Boundary St. Day at the Park Indulge in BBQ, Low Country Boil and Service Brewing craft beer while enjoying live music from the Chuck Courtenay Band. The Savannah Jaycees will also have corn hole, kickball and soccer games going on throughout the day. $5 adults, free for kids under 12 Sat., June 11, 12-4 p.m. Jaycee Park, Intersection of Campbell and VanHorn. Drinks After Work

This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/Drinks-afterwork/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. The Exchange Club of Savannah In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at savannahexchange.org or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912441-6559. ddewitt30@yahoo.com. Savannahexchange.org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. 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. Hiring Event for Nurses and Anesthesia Professionals Memorial University Medical Center is hiring registered nurses for: critical care, emergency department, medical/surgical, as well has hiring R.N.s, CNRAs, and anesthesia assistants for the operating room and post-anesthesia care unit. Candidates should bring a resume to the open house. For more information or to RSVP, contact recruitment@ memorialhealth.com, or Catherine Sauers at 912-350-2762. Sat., June 11. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Juneteenth Jubilee Free Family Day Enjoy performances by featured storytellers, hands-on weaving and sculpting activities, music, and artist demonstrations by local artists honoring the Gullah-Geechee culture of Savannah and the Lowcountry. This year’s event includes an opening ceremony at the entrance of the Jepson Center and performances by Jamal Toure and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah-Geechee Nation. Free and open to the public Sat., June 11, 1-4 p.m. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Juneteenth Jubilee Lecture The 2016 Juneteenth keynote lecture will be given by Emory Shaw Campbell, who has appeared in many documentaries, news magazines, films, and radio and television programs. Thu., June 9, 6 p.m. telfair.org/

jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. NuBarter Business Social and Networking Event Calling all NuBarter members and local lowcountry small business owners to network on June 9 at Nuts About Savannah. Meet the owners, Delores Young-Wilson & Phillip Wilson along with other members and listen to their testimonials about the benefits of being in NuBarter. Come out and enjoy their specialty coffees, appetizers, and of course, what made them famous - their gourmet nuts and delicacies. Come out and support small business engaging in alternative ways of saving cash. Thu., June 9, 6-9 p.m. savannahmall.com/. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. The original Midnight Tour One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ Pantry A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. PICKSavannah Art Walk An inclusive and inspiring Art Walk of our Historic Downtown. The Savannah Art Walk includes twenty exceptional Galleries, as well as collaborative endeavors with Andaz and Bohemian Riverfront Hotel to offer wine pours a gratis for guests. Free second Saturday of every month, 4-8 p.m.. 912-507-7860. savartwalk@gmail. com. SavannahArtWalk.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Sacred Harp Singers The Savannah Sacred Harp Singers present a free community singing event at 1pm on Saturday, June 11th at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. Come and sing America’s original roots music. For more information dial 912-655-0994 or visit savannahsacredharp.com. Sat., June 11. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. 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. Second Saturday Join us each second Saturday of the month as we showcase the work of one of the Gallery’s fine local artists. Artists will be front and center of the gallery lawn so you can see their work, meet them and select a gift for yourself, a loved one or your home. From jewelry to pottery and lots in between, you are sure to be delighted. No charge Sat., June 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 912-509-4445. alfie.wace@gmail.com. https://facebook. com/events/682059585275326/. Tybee Cottage Art Gallery, 1204 Hwy 80.

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. Six Degrees of Savannah Join us as we test out a new experience in downtown Savannah. Explore Savannah’s history through 6 quirky connections. Make an impact and shape the future of tours by giving your feedback.Choose from the sneak peek or full experience. FREE Wed., June 8, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Thu., June 9, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Fri., June 10, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. and Sat., June 11, 11:30 a.m.-noon. 912-421-0485. info@takeoversav.com. takeoversav.com/betatour. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Sixth Sense Savannah Tour In 2002, smashing all of the barriers,the Sixth Sense Savannah tour became the first tour to go well beyond the usual touring areas and subject matter, starting in a neighborhood, where locals, family, friends, chose to share their personal ghost stories, exclusively with the company founder. 30.00 Every 55 days, 9:30 p.m. 9122920960. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. 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. PICKTongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work. second Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Tybee Lighthouse Sunset Tour Take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the lighthouse after hours on a small private tour that includes a climb to the top. Children 12 and under not allowed. Tour lasts about 90 minutes. $25 Fri., June 10. 912-786-5801. tybeelighthouse.org/. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. Under The Rainbow On Thursday nights come out to the coolest spot in Pooler for Under The Rainbow. Every week we will host a different event that will cater to those that play over, around and under the rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market would love to have you come visit on a Saturday morning. There’s tons to buy and see. free Sat., June 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. wifarmersmarket.org/spring-2016-session. html. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh

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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. $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. 912349-2756. 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. Ballet Body Toning Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semi-private class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@ gmail.com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy 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. 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 40 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. Dance DynaMix Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@ gmail.com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. Fitness Classes at the JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. Free Yoga for Cancer Patients St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. 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. Get Excited and Move This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed

work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. 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 7am-10pm. 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 912-3494902 to reserve your spot and to inquire about our other classes. 10 classes for $50 Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912-3494902. kristi@nonstopfitnesssav.com. nonstopfitnesssav.com. NonStop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave. Pilates Classes Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. pilatessavannah.com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to

pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga. com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pregnancy Yoga Classes Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. $120 - six week session Thursdays. 912-704-7650. ann@ douladeliveries.com. douladeliveries.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Simple meditation in motion. Done standing. Tuesday evening @ St. Thomas Episcopal, Isle of Hope. 5.45pm. Balance, Breath, Calm. Taught by Tricia Richardson. 658-5592. Tuesdays. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave. Qigong Classes Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 ongoing. qigongtim.com/. Renagade Workout Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. Rock’n Body Fitness Bootcamp Ultimate outdoor power workout! Group physical training program conducted by former military personnel. Build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals lasting approx. 45 minutes. First Class FREE MondaysFridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 912-675-0952. rocknbodyfitnessbootcamp@gmail.com. rocknbodyfitnessbootcamp.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Ladies Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Disc Golf Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction


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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. 912-200-

4809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout Lose calories while dancing and kick-boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Zumba Fitness Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. https:// facebook.com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Zumba Fitness (R) with April Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm.

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1 “... why ___ thou forsaken me?” 5 Agitated state 11 “Cool” amount of money 14 Largest of seven 15 Pacify 16 “UHF” actress Sue ___ Langdon 17 Cardio boxing animal? 19 ___ juste 20 Colgate rival, once 21 Two-tone cookie 22 Exhale after a long run 23 Lewis and Helmsley, for two 25 Servicemember with the motto “We build. We fight” 27 Nightfall, in an ode 28 2012 Republican National Convention city 32 How some people learn music 33 Chemical analysis kit used on the banks of a waterway? 35 One of its letters stands for “Supported” 37 Family surname in a 2016 ABC sitcom 38 Portraits and such 39 Shopping center featuring earth-toned floor coverings? 42 “All Quiet on the Western Front” star Lew 43 Black, as a chimney

44 Krivoy ___, Ukraine 47 Old Navy’s sister store 49 Belgian ___ 51 Bit of anguish 52 Got 103% on (including extra credit) 56 Peace advocates 57 The ___ Glove (“As Seen on TV” mitt) 58 Neighborhood a long way from the nearest pie? 60 “Funky Cold Medina” rapper Tone ___ 61 “Amazing,” to ‘80s dudes 62 Great Lakes port 63 Nickname of 2004 Cooperstown inductee Dennis 64 Cannabis variety 65 What you might say when you get the theme answers (or if you can’t figure them out)

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Food & Drink Events

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Bethesda Farm and Gardens Stand Each week, this popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. merrin.slocombe@bethesdaacademy.org. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Fire & Wine Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. info@foxyloxycafe.com. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Forsyth Farmers Market Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Happy Hour 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. MondaysThursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/promotions/. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. Honey Tasting and Body Care Samples + Store Tour Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m. 912-234-0688. jessie@ savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Prepare Sunday Suppers at Union Mission Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. Tybee Island Farmers Market Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave.

Health

Armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a permanent drop box for disposing of 42 unused prescription drugs and over the

counter medication. In the lobby of the University Police building on campus. Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. ongoing. 912-344-3333. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Baby Basics This class is strongly recommended for first-time parents. Many topics are covered, including basic newborn care, feeding, infant hygiene, life with a new baby, safety in the home, car seat safety, and infant CPR. $45 per couple. If you have questions, please call 912-350-BORN (2676). Sat., June 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Blood Pressure Screenings St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/ Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. C.A.R.E. Day for Cancer survivors and caregivers The Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP) at St. Joseph’s/Candler is partnering with local cosmetologists to provide a Connect and Renew Experience (C.A.R.E.) Day for cancer survivors and their caregivers. Services will include hair-styling, make-up, facials, reflexology and massage. Our children’s social worker will provide activities and entertainment for children Sun., June 12. 9126515788. sjchs.org. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Free Hearing and Speech Screening Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free Hearing Screenings The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912-355-4601. speechandhearingsav. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. 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. Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid and other public benefits (SNAP and CAPS) will be available. Please bring a governmentissued ID and proof of income. Free and open to the public Tue., June 14, 5-8 p.m. healthykidssavannah.org. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull 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. 912897-9544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. Labor and Delivery Tour Want to take a look around before the big day? Register for a tour of our labor and delivery areas. The tour is held once a month and fills up quickly, so please register early. Call 912-350-BORN (2676). second Sunday of every month. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Living Smart Fitness Club An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. Prepared Childbirth Class This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The fourweek 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. Smart Living Expo and Health Fair This fun and informative event will include several free screenings for glaucoma, skin cancer, blood pressure, and more. There will be door prizes, giveaways, a farmer’s market, and other entertainment. Parking is free for this event at the Civic Center. Thu., June 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-352-4405. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Kid’s Happenings

Archaeology and Art Summer Camps Beginning June 6, Massie Heritage Center will offer four weeks of summer camps for students entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Camps offered include, “Digging History: An Archeological Adventure” and “Art through the Ages: Exploring Savannah’s History through Arts and Crafts.” This year’s camps provide a hands-on opportunity for students to learn about Savannah’s history through daily themed activities and visits to local art museums and historical sites including the Coastal Heritage Society, Wormsloe State Historic Site, Jepson Center for the Arts, the SCAD Museum of Art and more. Extended care is also available. $135 per camper, per week Fri., June 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mon., June 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 912395-5070. Rachel.Warren@sccpss.com. MassieSchool.com. massieschool.com/. Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon St. Healthy Kids Club The Healthy Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 9:15-9:45 a.m. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. Wilmington Island Farmers Market, 111 Walthour Rd. (it)s’ Big Summer Improv Camp Improv Summer Camp is a way to provide engaging and affordable summer intensives for students who desire to cultivate bravery, expand their imagination, build self confidence, and grow as artists and humans by diving deep into the unknown world of improvisation. The camp will consist of two separate groups--rising 3rd-6th graders and rising 7th-12th graders--with 6-10 campers per group. There are six sessions through the summer, and there will be a performance each Friday at 4:30pm. The fee of $150 per session includes a snack, drinking water, and a Savannah Stage Company t-shirt. There is a pay-what-you-can option available. $150 per session Through June 10, 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. and Through June 17, 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. 912421-9484. sparetimesavannah.com/. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah Children’s Museum


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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. Summer Reading Program Read to earn rewards and prizes. Special activities all summer. To get started, visit any branch of Live Oak Public Libraries and pick up your “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” reading log or download one from our website, liveoakpl.org. Open to kids ages 0-18. Through July 31. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Toddler Time Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

LGBT

First City Network Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985), is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. Gay AA Meeting True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. Georgia Equality Savannah Local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. ongoing. Savannah Pride, Inc. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. info@savannahpride.com. savannahpride.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. 912-288-1034. 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.

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. GreenDrinks Savannah A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. Check the “GreenDrinks Savannah” facebook page. Free to attend. Cash bar. second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Co., 10 Whitaker Street. 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. 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, 10am4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org. World Oceans Day Tybee Island Beach Clean Up Beach clean-up for World Oceans Day. Buckets and grabber will be supplied. We will clean the beach then sort and count littered items. Come learn what you can do to keep our oceans and planet healthy and clean. Free Sat., June 11, 4-7 p.m. https:// facebook.com/events/230739647305701/. www,tybeefest.com. Memorial Park on Tybee Island, 403 Butler Ave.

Religious & Spiritual

Band of Sisters Prayer Group All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia. Buddhist Meditation All ages, lineages, and newcomers welcome. Our schedule is: Tuesdays 6-7:30 PM- for 30 minutes mediation followed by study group, $10. Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM- one hour of gentle yoga followed by 30 minutes of guided meditation, $15. Sundays 9-10:30 AM- Mediation, dharma talk and tea, $10. Reiki healing is offered by appointment. Text Rev. Cindy Beach at (912) 429-7265 for more info or visit savannahzencenter.com or find us on Facebook. Located atLocated 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. Intro to Reiki Ever wondered about energy healing and how it works? Join Reiki Master, massage therapist and yoga teacher Christa Rosenkranz to hear about topics such as the history, science, superstitions, energetic system theories such as chakras, what Reiki can do and how to learn this amazing

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modality. The talk will last about 30 minutes followed by Q&A. Sat., June 11, 5:45 p.m. 912-232-2994. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. 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. Psychic Medium Your Pal, Erin Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that

no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin.com for more information or contact psychicyourpalerin@gmail.com today. ongoing. Online only, none. 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

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Mythologist Joseph Campbell analyzed fairy tales for clues about how the human psyche works. For example, he said that a fairy tale character who’s riding a horse is a representation of our relationship with our instinctual nature. If that character drops the reins and lets the horse gallop without guidance, he or she is symbolically surrendering control to the instincts. I bring this to your attention because I suspect you may soon be tempted to do just that that -- which wouldn’t be wise. In my opinion, you’ll be best served by going against the flow of what seems natural. Sublimation and transcendence will keep you much stronger than if you followed the line of least resistance. Homework: Visualize yourself, as you ride your horse, keeping a relaxed but firm grasp of the reins.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

I will provide you with two lists of words. One of these lists, but not both, will characterize the nature of your predominant experiences in the coming weeks. It will be mostly up to you which emerges as the winner. Now read the two lists, pick the one you like better, and instruct your subconscious mind to lead you in that direction. List 1: gluttony, bloating, overkill, padding, exorbitance. List 2: mother lode, wellspring, bumper crop, gold mine, cornucopia.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

In his poem “Interrupted Meditation,” Robert Hass blurts out the following exclamation: “I give you, here, now, a magic key. What does it open? This key I give you, what exactly does it open?” How would you answer this question, Gemini? What door or lock or heart or treasure box do you most need opened? Decide today. And please don’t name five things you need opened. Choose one, and one only. To do so will dissolve a mental block that has up until now kept you from finding the REAL magic key.

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The following excerpt from Wendell Berry’s poem “Woods” captures the essence of your current situation: “I part the out-thrusting branches and come in beneath the blessed and the blessing trees. Though I am silent there is singing around me. Though I am dark there is vision around me. Though I am heavy there is flight around me.” Please remember this poem at least three times a day during the next two weeks. It’s important for you to know that no matter what murky or maudlin or mysterious mood you might be in, you are surrounded by vitality and generosity.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

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of your imagination. Your best possible future will be postponed until you agree to deal more intimately with this crumbled dream, which you have never fully grieved or surrendered. So here’s my advice: Summon the bravest, smartest love you’re capable of, and lay your sad loss to rest with gentle ferocity. This may take a while, so be patient. Be inspired by the fact that your new supply of brave, smart love will be a crucial resource for the rest of your long life.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Five times every day, devout Muslims face their holiest city, Mecca, and say prayers to Allah. Even if you’re not Islamic, I recommend that you carry out your own unique version of this ritual. The next three weeks will be a favorable time to cultivate a closer relationship with the inspirational influence, the high ideal, or the divine being that reigns supreme in your life. Here’s how you could do it: Identify a place that excites your imagination and provokes a sense of wonder. Five times a day for the next 21 days, bow in the direction of this treasured spot. Unleash songs, vows, and celebratory expostulations that deepen your fierce and tender commitment to what you trust most and love best.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

“The road reaches every place, the short cut only one,” says aphorist James Richardson. In many cases, that’s not a problem. Who among us has unlimited time and energy? Why leave all the options open? Short cuts can be valuable. It’s often smart to be ruthlessly efficient as we head toward our destination. But here’s a caveat: According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you’re now in a phase when taking short cuts may be counterproductive. To be as well-seasoned as you will need to be to reach your goal, you should probably take the scenic route. The long way around may, in this instance, be the most efficient and effective.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

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. 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

“Truth is like the flu,” says poet James Richardson. “I fight it off, but it changes in other bodies and returns in a form to which I am not immune.” In the coming days, Scorpio, I suspect you will experience that riddle first hand -- and probably on more than one occasion. Obvious secrets and wild understandings that you have fought against finding out will mutate in just the right way to sneak past your defenses. Unwelcome insights you’ve been trying to ignore will finally wiggle their way into your psyche. Don’t worry, though. These new arrivals will be turn out to be good medicine.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

According to Guinness World records, the most consecutive hours spent riding on a roller coaster is 405 hours and 40 minutes. But I suspect that during the next 15 months, a Sagittarian daredevil may exceed this mark. I have come to this conclusion because I believe your tribe will be especially adept and relatively comfortable at handling steep rises and sudden dips at high speeds. And that won’t be the only rough talent you’ll have in abundance. I’m guessing you could also set new personal bests in the categories of most frequent changes of mind, most heroic leaps of faith, and fastest talking.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Whether we like to admit it or not, all of us have acted like puppets. Bosses and teachers and loved ones can manipulate us even if they’re not in our presence. Our conditioned responses and programmed impulses may control our behavior in the present moment even though they were formed long ago. That’s the bad news. The good news is that now and then moments of lucidity blossom, revealing the puppet strings. We emerge from our unconsciousness and see that we’re under the spell of influential people to whom we have surrendered our power. This is one of those magic times for you, Capricorn.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

A few weeks ago you undertook a new course of study in the art of fun and games. You realized you hadn’t been playing hard enough, and took measures to correct the problem. After refamiliarizing yourself with the mysteries of innocent joy, you raised the stakes. You began dabbling with more intensive forms of relief and release. Now you have the chance to go even further: to explore the mysteries of experimental delight. Exuberant escapades may become available to you. Amorous adventures could invite you to explore the frontiers of liberated love. Will you be brave and free enough to meet the challenge of such deeply meaningful gaiety? Meditate on this radical possibility: *spiritually adept hedonism.*

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Poet Sharon Dolin compares artists to sunflowers. They create “a tall flashy flower that then grows heavy with seeds whose small hard shells you must crack to get to the rich nut meat.” As I contemplate the current chapter of your unfolding story, I see you as being engaged in a similar process, even if you’re not literally an artist. To be exact, you’re at the point when you are producing a tall flashy flower. The seeds have not yet begun to form, but they will soon. Later this year, the rich nut meat inside the small hard shells will be ready to pluck. For now, concentrate on generating your gorgeous, radiant flower.


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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, 311 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. Vacation Bible School: Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love Children from kindergarten through sixth grade will gather daily from 6-9 p.m. to experience serving God and others through acts of love. The adventure includes

energetic music, interactive Biblical fun, intriguing science projects, arts and crafts, education-based games, and more. In addition, dinner will be served to the children each night. $15 per student Through June 10, 6-9 p.m. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Vacation Bible School: “Submerged: Finding Truth Beneath the Surface” For kids age 3 to 11, an adventure like no other, “Submerged” includes fun with crafts, cool songs, snacks and games, all in an imaginary undersea world. Higher Ground is at 9120 Whitefield Avenue next to Hesse School. Advance registration preferred to ensure participation, but you may also sign up the first day. Free Mon., June 13, 9 a.m.noon and Tue., June 14, 9 a.m.-noon. 912355-1505. sarah_higherground@bellsouth. net. highergroundsav.org/vacation-bibleschool.html. Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave.

Special Screenings

Film: Mystery British Actor Salute For this one-night-only event, the PFS tips its hat to an unnamed British actor who is often compared to his contemporaries such as Ralph Fiennes, Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch. The exact name of this extremely impressive English actor will remain a secret until showtime, but it can be revealed that this night’s selection has never been released in the USA. $6 Wed., June 8, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Punk Rock Movie Night Join the Sentient Bean for a monthly series of movies directly inspired by punk music, fashion or general attitude. The movie will start promptly at 8PM. Admission is free for customers. Attendees are invited to discuss and or promote any events or shows happening around town. second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

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Adult and Junior Tennis Clinics On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php.

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The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. Adult Coed Flag Football League 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. Bears Elite Football Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. The Great Comeback Sports Camp The morning sports camp is open to children from 1st-6th grades and will be led by a team from Uncharted Waters Sports Ministry. The sports offered are soccer, basketball, cheerleading, and flag football. Full day campers will be taken off property after lunch for some fun. $35 per child June 13-17. 912-272-2190. uwsportsministry. org. dixielandcruisers.org. The Seed Church, 1950 Chatham Parkway. Grief 101 Support Group Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Ice, Ice Maybe? Skate Savannah Mall’s synthetic ice rink and see if you can tell the difference. Hours are Mon-Sat 10am-8pm and Sun 12-6pm. Sessions start every half hour. Ice skates are available to rent. Through Aug. 7. savannahmall.com/. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. Putt Putt for Paws Pub Crawl You will visit nine restaurants in City Market, each with a miniature golf hole built inside the establishment, and your team plays the hole. The format is a fun foursome scramble, so record the best 2 scores of your foursome. $100 entry fee includes your 4 person team, Logoed Tumbler & Titleist Golf Ball. $100 for 4 person team or $30 per individual Sat., June 11, 12-5 p.m. 912-201-2009. dana.schultz@westin.com. oliverbentleys.com/puttputt. Ellis Square Area, Barnard & Broughton Streets. Saturday Group Run or Walk Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live.com. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Sav. Strider Weekly Group Run or Walk Downtown Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 46 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live.

com. savystrider.com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. PICKSavannah Bananas Vs. the Wilmington Sharks. $9 Sat., June 11, 7 p.m. thesavannahbananas. com. sandgnats.com. Vs. the Florence RedWolves. $9 Thu., June 9, 7 p.m. thesavannahbananas.com. sandgnats. com. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Savannah Bike Polo Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo. Sports Coach Golf, Tennis, Baseball, Etc. for novices or professionals. Fine tune your mental game with guided imagery and visualization. 25 years experience. For more info call 912247-4903. ongoing. Online only, none. Trybee Island Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon GO Race Productions presents the fifth annual Trybee Island Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon Sunday, June 12, on Tybee Island, Georgia. Plunge into the Atlantic Ocean for a 750 meter swim, bike 20K to Fort Pulaski National Monument and back and run 5K through the quiet island neighborhood. Saltwater not your thing? No problem. The duathlon awaits. Start and finish with a 5K run and bike 20K to Fort Pulaski and back in between. Find info and register online. See goraceproductions.com Sun., June 12, 7-10 a.m. info@goraceproductions. com. goraceproductions.com/ races/2016-trybee-island-sprinttriathlon/. parks.chathamcounty.org/ Parks/BoatRampsandFishingPiers/ TybeeIslandFishingPierandPavilion.aspx. Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St. Ultimate Frisbee Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. USMNT (Soccer) American Outlaws Chapter USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912-398-4014. savannahflipflop.com. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.

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1 More 2 Save Mental Health Support This is a group for consumers of all Mental Illnesses. It’s a place to come learn, relax and speak on a weekly basis about symptoms, emotions and overall health. Every Tuesday at 7pm. Venues subject to change. Free Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912 344 8019. lidnsaywittaa@gmail.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Al-Anon Family Group meeting - Isle

of Hope For Today Find comfort and understanding for families and friends of alcoholics. AFG is an anonymous fellowship seeking to find serenity for those impacted by the effects of alcoholism. Free Mondays, 7-8 p.m. savannahalanon.com. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave. Alcoholics Anonymous For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Family Support Group For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. Amputee Support Group Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. Back Pain Support Group Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. Brain Injury Support Group For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Breast Cancer Survivors Group Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc. presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Breastfeeding Support Group Hosted by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Coastal Health District. Sat., June 11, 1-2:30 p.m. 912-421-0526. Heritage Place Apartments Community Center, 1901 Florance Street. Cancer Support Group For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Caregiver’s Coffee Caregiver’s Coffee, an informal support group for caregivers of cancer patients, meets on the second and third Wednesday of every month in the lobby of the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP), located on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. For more information, call 912-819-5704. second Tuesday of every month. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Children’s Grief Support Group Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service

of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Assoc. Meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the lives of polio survivors. Call or see website for info. Polio survivors and guests are invited. Free and open to the public. ongoing. 912-927-8332. coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. Connect for Kids This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Debtors Anonymous For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Eating Disorders Anonymous Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo. com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Essential Tremor Support Group For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Fibromyalgia Support Group Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. Gambling Problem 12 Step Program Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730. Georgia Scleroderma Support Group A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912-414-3827. ongoing. Greater Savannah Breast Cancer Support Group Breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and coastal Georgia area are invited to join this group. The meetings often feature presentations from the local medical community, are informal, and are conducted in a discussion format to encourage participation. For more information, call 912897-3933. second Sunday of every month, 4-6 p.m. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave.


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PART-TIME YARD MAN & HELPER needed for elderly couple. In exchange for Free rent in a small FEMA trailer on private property. Great for retiree. Will consider hourly pay for other duties on a part-time basis. If interested, please give details as personal references, how long in the area, etc. John, 912-234-0548

Real Estate Company is looking for a Maintenance Technician. Maintenance Technician performs a wide variety of maintenance duties under the direct supervision of the Property Jobs Manager. Strong possibility of growth. Interested applicants Help Wanted should e-mail or fax resume to CDL DRIVERS & MECHANICS 912-355-0295. thomas574@ NEEDED for Richmond Hill, bellsouth.net. Must have tools Savannah, Hinesville and and transportation. Hardeeville. Good Benefits & Top ROOFERS NEEDED Pay! Call Joseph, 912-330-0058

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(103 Horizon Park Drive, Savannah) Weekend workers needed immediately. This is a Part-time job. Must be able to work 3pm-Until on Saturdays and Sundays. Also hiring for Part-time floaters. Hours and days vary throughout the week. Need to have the following: Clean criminal background check, must be able to pass fingerprint check, must have love and patience for children. Please apply in person Monday-Friday, from 11am-5pm.

EXPERIENCED CONCRETE FINISHERS NEEDED. Pay based on experience. Apply at our office FROM 10-4PM. 5868 US HWY 17, RICHMOND HILL, GA HELP WANTED - Residential Cleaning. Will drug test. Call for appointment on MondayFriday from 9am to 6pm. Serious Inquiries Only. Call 912-596-6460

No experience needed, $12.00 per hour, starting. Local Boar’s Head distributor is looking for Warehouse and Driver/ Merchandisers. Must have valid drivers license. Part Time and Full time available. Call: (912) 201-3370; Fax: (912) 201-3370 Email: office@ctwprovisions.com

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DUPLEX: 1119 East 53rd Street. 2BR/1BA $550/month plus $550/ deposit. One block off Waters Avenue, close to Daffin Park. Call 912-335-3211 or email adamrealstate@gmail.com. Days/ Nights/Weekends.

B Net Management Inc. For pictures & videos of properties *Credit Issues, Prior Evictions, Bankruptcies may still apply 1605 Grove Street: 2BR/1BA, 2-Story House in Historic District. Original Hardwood floors throughout, Kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, Laundry room, Ceiling fans, Fenced backyard. $825/month. 503-1/2 W.42nd St: 2BR/1BA Apt. off MLK. Carpet, tile floors, laundry hookup, kitchen w/ appliances, ceiling fans, large rooms, secured entrance. Downstairs unit. $645/month. 1535 E. 54th St. Apt. B 1BR/1BA Efficiency, off Waters Ave. Washer/dryer, kitchen with appliances. $680/month (utilities included) or $179/weekly option payment. 2wks. deposit needed.

Optim Healthcare is seeking a full-time Case Manager/ Employee Health Nurse for our Screven/Jenkins location.

2031 New Mexico: Off Pennsylvania. 3BR/1BA, LR, DR, carpet & hardwood floors, laundry room, kitchen w/appliances, fenced yard. $895/mo. (Utility allowance $30). 807-809 Paulsen St. 2BR/1BA Apt. Appliances, central heat/air, carpet & hardwood floors $645$675/month. 2304 Shirley Drive: 3BR/1BA House, LR, DR, CH&A, kitchen w/ appliances, ceiling fans, carpet, hardwood floors, laundry room, fenced backyard $925/month.

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SECTION 8 ACCEPTED *713 E. 34TH Street: Very large 2 BR house. Great porch $775 *22B MASTICK: 3BR/2BA w/ washer/dryer $750. 2223 MISSISSIPPI: 2BR. All New! $725. Call 912-257-6181

ROOMS FOR RENT: $135- $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

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