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Savannah Comedy Revue w/ Darryl Rhoades fri / 1

Darryl Rhoades has appeared on Dr. Demento Show, John Boy and Billy, Comedy Central, and at clubs across the nation. 8 p.m Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St.

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Collin’s Barefoot Comedy Club

National comedian Collin Moulton launches his own monthly stand-up comedy show at the Post Theater. Collin is one of the most fun, personable, and soughtafter headliners today, and he is creating his own comedy club on Tybee and will be bringing some of his superstar stand-up pals to join in the fun. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $15

Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Released 14 years after “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” this sequel follows Toula and her husband Ian through married life and brings back her memorable family. Doors open 30 minutes before each show, and our concession stand offers beer, wine, soft drinks, hot popcorn, and candy. 3-5 & 7-9 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and Under

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.

First Friday Art March fri / 1

Savannah Songwriters Series

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The monthly series starring four singer-songwriters in the round swapping songs and telling the stories behind them. This month features Sean McNally and A.M. Rodriguez, who will be joined by Gary Swindell and Kris Youmans. 7-9 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $10 General Admission, $9 Theater Members 912-472-4790.

A monthly art walk in and around the Starland District south of Forsyth Park, featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Free Trolley transportation, Indie Arts Market, and Kids Art Activities. Friday 6-9 p.m Free

Film: Stripes SAT / 2

Hard-luck cabbie John Winger — directionless after being fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend — enlists in the U.S. Army with his close pal, Russell Ziskey. After his barely satisfactory performance in basic training, the irreverent Winger emerges as the figurehead for a ragtag band of Army misfits. 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $9

Mystery Jamie Farr Film

Most people remember Jamie Farr for his role as the cross-dressing Corporal Klinger in M*A*S*H. However, we’ve uncovered a flat-out bizarre theatrical film he made that demands to be seen by a wider audience. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

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Vs. the Gastonia Grizzlies. 7 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9

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Concert: Boppin’ Swingin’ Jazz w/ Tony Monaco Audiences can expect a spontaneous alchemy similar to their album “New Adventures.” 8 p.m Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. $25, $22.50 Theater members

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Concert: Motown Unplugged

Soulful songstresses Cecilia Arango and Laiken Williams will host an evening of music ranging from Michael Jackson to Marvin Gaye with Eric Jones tickling the ivories. - 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $25

Film: East of Eden

e Eliza Kazan directs James Dean in this John Steinbeck retelling of the classic Cain and Abel story.. 8 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Film: Where to Invade Next

To show what the USA can learn from the k rest of the world, director Michael Moore playfully visits various nations in Europe and Africa as a one-man “invader” to take their ideas and practices for America. 6 p.m Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St.

Theatre: Red, White and Tuna

A satirical play written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard about Texas’ third smallest town is the third part of the popular Tuna series. June 30-July 2, 7:30 p.m Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. $12 912-344-2801

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Film: Caddyshack

Danny Noonan, a teen down on his luck, works as a caddy at the snob-infested Bushwood Country Club to raise money for his college education. 8 p.m e Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. r $9

Film: The Notebook

A tearjerker for all ages, “The Notebook,’ starring James Garner, Gena Rowlands, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. 7-9 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $10 General Admission, $9 Theater Members 912-472-4790.

Film: Tomorrowland

Starring George Clooney, this science fiction movie is based on the futuristic land found in Disney theme parks and follows the story of a teenage girl who happens upon an alternate dimension known as “Tomorrowland.” 3-5 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under 912-472-4790.

First Friday Art March

A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Free Trolley transportation, Indie Arts Market. 6-9 p.m Art Rise Savannah, 2427 Desoto Ave. Free

First Friday Fireworks

Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. 9:30 p.m Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free

First Friday for Folk Music

Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. July performers: Remerge Band, Monty Parks first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m First Presbyterian, 520 Washington Ave. $5 donation

Savannah Bananas

Vs. the Fayetteville SwampDogs. 7 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9

Savannah Comedy Revue w/ Darryl Rhoades He has appeared on Dr. Demento, John Boy and Billy, Comedy Central. 8 p.m Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St.

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Concert: Little Roy and Lizzy

Bluegrass chaos returns to Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor. 8 p.m Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80. $25

Film: Stripes

Hard-luck cabbie John Winger enlists in the U.S. Army with his close pal, Russell Ziskey. After his barely satisfactory performance in basic training, Winger emerges as figurehead for a ragtag band of misfits. 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $9

Film: Jaws

You know the story. When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. 3-5 & 7-9 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under continues on p. 6

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First Saturday Hike

This moderately-paced, 3-mile hike will include a talk about the different ecosystems of the park. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellant. Parking pass is $5. first Saturday of every month, 9 a.m Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. $2 912-727-2339

Forsyth Farmers Market

The monthly series starring four singersongwriters in the round swapping songs and telling the stories behind them. This month features Sean McNally and A.M. Rodriguez, who will be joined by Gary Swindell and Kris Youmans. 7-9 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $10 General Admission, $9 Theater Members

Tybee Island Fireworks

Fort McAllister Fourth of July

Cannons Across the Marsh

Gardening Session

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

Red, White, and Blue Independence Day Celebration

This free, family-friendly event features live music from Cody James & Highway 55, an animal demonstration from Trapper Jack, arts and crafts vendors, inflatable water slides, farmers market, face painting, family fishing, and will be topped off with a fireworks show. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 5 p.m J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill.

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Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Living history programs including demonstrations of Civil War drills and rifle and cannon firings. Visitors can participate in old fashioned games including sack races, an egg toss, wheel barrow races and a Civil War-era baseball game. Fresh watermelon will be available. 9 a.m.-4 p.m Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. $8 adults, $5 kids


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Catch the fireworks a day early on Tybee. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave.

Monday / 4

Artillery and musket firings will be going on throughout the day. Free watermelon and lemonade will be served. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd. SE. $4.50-$7.50

A Family Fourth

Costumed interpreters at Savannah History Museum will be debuting new American Revolution-themed programming, complete with visitor battle reenactments, musket firing demonstrations, and live music with our special guests, Three Fold Chord. 10 a.m Coastal Heritage Society, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Independence Day Colonial Faire

There will be games of skill, prizes, live colonial music, musket and cannon firing, opening/closing ceremonies and you will be able to meet some of the Georgia Signers of the Declaration of Independence. 11 a.m.-3 p.m Fort Morris Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Road. Free and open to the public

River Street Fourth of July Celebration

Come celebrate American patriotism at the River Street Fourth of July Celebration. Enjoy live entertainment on the Rousakis Red, White, and Brews Independence Plaza Arbor Stage or bring the family to Day Bar Crawl hang out in our kids zone while waiting on Celebrate and bar-hop through the fireworks display. Savannah’s most popular bars. Gather 4-10 p.m your friends, rock your red, white and Rousakis Plaza, River St. blue and get ready for a day full of Star Free and Open to the Public Spangled shenanigans and festivities with thousands of your closest friends. 4-10 p.m Barrelhouse South, 125 West Congress St. $15 adv/$20 day-of


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The a-peeling wisdom of the Bananas by Jim Morekis

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THE FEEL-GOOD HIT of the summer is without a doubt the Savannah Bananas. The wildly successful new college summer league team playing in Grayson Stadium isn’t just a marketing lollapalooza. They offer some concrete, pragmatic, teachable moments about our little town, about things we can do to make it better. If you’ve been to a Bananas game, you know what I’m talking about: It ain’t anything like the old Sand Gnats. If you haven’t, here’s the deal: It’s college players playing real baseball, i.e. wood bats instead of the ridiculous aluminum bats the NCAA forces them to use in the regular season when they’re back at school. College Students + No NCAA = More Fun. So once a game, Bananas players come out between innings and shake their butts to “Apache (Jump On It).” Later, players will come into the stands with a red rose to give away to ladies of all ages and descriptions, a particularly sweet touch. The players—not subject to the brutal on-the-bus, off-the-bus, what-townis-this-again grind of the typical minor league pro season—are clearly happy to do what they do and enjoy the crowd interaction. From what I’ve seen, it’s difficult for a kid not to come away with a Banana’s autograph or two or three. Indeed, there are more kids, and more younger kids, at a Bananas game than I ever saw at a Sand Gnats game. The all-you-can-eat wristband option makes it an affordable night out to feed a family —including, you guessed it, chocolate-covered bananas. (The alcohol license, of course, is vital to getting adults out, same as with the Sand Gnats.) While everyone said they hated the name “Bananas” when first announced, the genius of the moniker is apparent in the way every piece of marketing collateral, every color scheme, every silly game for the fans between innings ties into the familiar long yellow fruit in some way. (Including some mild double entendres for the adults to snicker over while the kids 8 enjoy the goofiness.)

The young owner of the team, Jesse Cole, spends each game walking the stands suited up as a sort of bright yellow Willie Wonka, taking pics with fans with his selfie stick, throwing out free T-shirts, and pumping up the crowd. The concessions and ticketing staff are all new hires and all smiles. They are as perky and personable as some of the former concessions workers at Grayson were, um, blasé, to put it charitably. While technically the team mascot is Split—a hypermasculine banana wearing Oakleys and a pro wrestler’s cape—the real mascot is Daisy the Bat Dog, an adorable little rescue pup who goes for a walk

The new Walk of Fame honoring greats who’ve played in Grayson Stadium. Why didn’t anyone do this before?

through the stands. And oh, yeah, about the games themselves: Surprisingly competitive and surprisingly fun. Because the pitching, while pretty good, is still a bit under pro standards, there’s lots of offense. How much offense? The last game I went to the Bananas won 26-4. Not a typo! (The manual scoreboard at Grayson only goes up to 20. So by the seventh inning they had to just leave the 20 up there.) The single thing that strikes me most about what the Bananas have done is what you see now in the ground level concourse: They installed a Walk of Fame honoring six fan-picked iconic players who played in Grayson Stadium. Names like Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Lou Gehrig. The very biggest names, names we’ve known forever that played here.

But curiously, names which neither the City nor any of the other teams to play in Grayson ever took the effort to honor in this manner. Such a simple thing, right? A real no-brainer. In the decades of minor league ball in Savannah, why didn’t anyone think of honoring those famous visiting players before? It seems so obvious, painfully so, not only from a historical perspective but from a marketing perspective. But that’s one of the lessons the Bananas have for Savannah: Don’t Screw Up The No-Brainers. Or in this case it might be more on-point to say, “Go For The LowHanging Fruit.” Other lessons the Bananas teach the Savannah business and political community: Always Be Nice. It costs nothing to smile and be pleasant to customers. But for some reason it’s becoming less and less common in this city known for hospitality. I can think of vanishingly few restaurants and stores in Savannah not in desperate need of this advice. Offer True Value. Turns out Savannah really will enthusiastically support a baseball team—just not the Sand Gnats! The Bananas’ focus on providing lots of entertainment for little money is the ticket. It seems the dubious “prestige” of being associated with the Major League farm system is completely immaterial to us. Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously. And I don’t just mean Banana costumes. Not long ago City leaders pushed a brand-new, taxpayer-funded, big-city style stadium downtown to host the Savannah Sand Gnats, who had trouble selling out little old Grayson Stadium. Build it and they will come, was the mantra. Give baseball to the tourists and charge them, and taxpayers, accordingly. Given the Bananas’ success today, can you imagine if we’d gone ahead with that? The mind reels. Savannah isn’t a shiny new big-city stadium kind of place. And that’s OK. Savannah’s the kind of place where families can go enjoy themselves on a hot summer night, cheering the thwack of ball on bat, watching the grounds crew in banana outfits lip-sync to boy band tunes, all within the walls of a humble but historic place walked by the friendly ghosts of the biggest giants of the great American game. The lesson of the Bananas is: We should try and be the best Savannah we can be. cs

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Editor, Regarding Jessica Leigh Lebos’ June 15th article entitled, “Public Art vs. Public Policy- who holds the power to move forward?” As Chairman of the Historic Site and Monument Commission, I would like to thank Ms. Lebos and Connect Savannah for shedding light and insight into the importance of public art in Savannah. I would also like to provide some clarification on the role of the Commission. Savannah has a long tradition of installing public art throughout the city, although most of the public art has been in the form of monuments. For example, along the Bull Street corridor, the squares were occupied by significant monuments by 1910. Early monuments/public art tended to be inspired by military events and leaders although significant historical events were also commemorated. Savannah’s tradition of fountains, such as the Forsyth Park Fountain (installed in 1858) and the Cotton Exchange Fountain (installed in 1889) provided aesthetic enhancements to Savannah’s public spaces without necessarily commemorating a particular event. More contemporary forms of public art emerged in the later twentieth century such as the Armillary Sphere in Troup Square (1968) or the Two Worlds Apart Sculpture adjacent to Telfair Square (1991). Civic leaders saw the importance of public art to Savannah early in its history and created the Historic Site and Monument Commission (HSMC) in 1949. The HSMC is appointed by City Council and is tasked with evaluating proposals for markers, monuments and public art throughout the City. For proposals on private property, the HSMC is a decision-making body. For proposals on public property, the HSMC makes recommendations to City Council. In response to the desire from artists for murals to be placed within the city, the “Markers, Monuments and Public Art Master Plan and Guidelines for the City of Savannah” was developed and subsequently adopted by City Council in 2007. This document, available through www., establishes the process and criteria which the HSMC utilizes to evaluate new markers, monuments and public art within the City.


Unlike the article implied, the HSMC is not a division, department or entity of the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). The HSMC holds meetings in the MPC’s conference room and is staffed by MPC staff but it is a Commission created by, appointed by and reports to City Council. The process for approval of a mural (or any other work of art) is straightforward and consistent- submit an application and supporting materials by the deadline and be heard at the next HSMC meeting. Our commission is made-up of volunteers and has an excellent record of meeting every month on the first Thursday at 4 p.m. The article stated that, “the laborious nature of the process can be discouraging.” While there is a process, as a public commission, one of the most important things that we do is provide an opportunity for public input and comment in an open and transparent forum. Everyone is welcome to attend, listen and comment. The article further goes on to state that the HSMC “often sends back projects for revision: a project can take several months to be approved.” That is an erroneous statement. As a matter of fact, we have approved all but one mural aptlication that we have heard. To state that a project “would have taken literally years to get through all the red tape had it gone through official channels” is simply not supported by the facts. The HSMC is not opposed to considering opportunities to streamline the review process and in fact conducted a public discussion for that very purpose and will conduct another.  However,  any amendments must incorporate maintaining community standards and ensuring opportunities for public notice and comment. Additionally, any changes to the Master Plan and Guidelines would need to be reviewed and approved by City Council. The article goes on to discuss opportunities for a City-sponsored, tax-funded program. Such a program would need the support and approval of City leaders, specifically City Council, to move forward. Frankly, we would welcome such a program. I would recommend that the art community in Savannah take a proactive role in defining, developing and advocating for what that program might look like. Eli P.  Karatassos





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I LEARNED a valuable lesson last month: If you try to incite a bidding war in a silent auction, you may go home with a beach cruiser you don’t really need. That’s how I wound up with a cruiser donated to the Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s Pedal Medal Award Celebration auction by Tim’s Bike and Beach Gear on Tybee Island. I incorrectly predicted I’d be outbid. Over Memorial Day Weekend I decided, since I own it, I might as well ride it. I set off on a meandering tour of the parks of Ardsley Park and stopped at each and every one. If you’re keeping score, that’s Theus, Solomons, Hull, McCauley, Guckenheimer, Kavanaugh, Entelman, Vetsburg, Adams, Lattimore, Tiedeman, and the Atlantic Avenue Mall. I also included Baldwin and Daffin parks on my ride. I had a blast and kept riding even after a light rain started to fall. I’ve owned dozens of bicycles since I’ve lived in Savannah, but oddly, never a beach cruiser. Now I know what I’ve been missing. Its single gear, fat tires, squishy saddle, and handlebar wingspan wider than some of the doorways in my 89-year-old house, mean I cannot go anywhere quickly on this bike — not than I’m a fast rider. I’m on the slow side of the spectrum, even on the nimblest bicycle. Still, traveling at a much more leisurely pace allowed me to closely observe and experience my neighborhood. This bike is built for wandering and coasting, for lingering in the shade and enjoying the sunshine. Riding the cruiser reminds me of the advantages of Savannah’s topographical situation. The flat terrain makes our

At least one elected official is calling on the Georgia Department of Transportation to widen I-16 as a means of reducing crashes and relieving congestion, despite the fact that additional lane capacity will almost certainly make both situations worse, and at great expense. Missing from the discussion is the suggestion that drivers should avoid I-16 altogether, a lecture often delivered to people who must walk and ride bikes on streets community a place where people of all ages designed to maximize motor vehicle speed. and abilities can make bicycling a healthy They are scolded for failing to select safer part of their daily lives. routes, even when such routes do not exist. That’s not true in the hillier parts of Would rebranding our dangerous thorGeorgia. In Athens, a single speed beach oughfares as “Satan’s Streets” generate cruiser is about as useful for getting more sympathy for the people who must around as cross-country skis in Savannah. use them? My beach cruiser excursions have also While cruising around on the friendreminded me that for many people, casual lier streets of my neighborhood, I was rides begin only after driving to a safe reminded of “Outside Lies Magic: Regainplace and then unloading the bike from the ing History and Awareness in Everyday car. Unlike me, they just can’t hop on their Places,” a sort of guidebook for reengaging bikes and go. with the world around us. Its author, John When I’m out on my cruiser, I see other R. Stilgoe, advises readers to explore their people riding them too, but not for fun or surroundings on foot or by bike. relaxation. These bikes are not pleasure “The whole concentration of wild and crafts, but dependable transportation for artificial things, the natural ecosystem folks trying to get to work or to school or to as modified by people over the centuries, the grocery store. the built environment layered over layUnfortunately for them, these destinaers, the eerie mix of sounds and smells and tions are often located on streets most peo- glimpses neither natural nor crafted—all ple would never dare to travel by bike. If of it is free for the taking, for the taking in,” they are injured or killed trying on the way, he writes.“Outside lies utterly ordinary they will be blamed for riding on unsafe space open to any casual explorer willstreets, even if they had no choice. ing to find the extraordinary. Outside lies “They were begging to be hit,” readers unprogrammed awareness that at times and viewers will write in the comments becomes directed serendipity. Outside lies sections of the news stories, which will magic.” note what the people on bikes were wearI wish more people would engage in this ing, but few other details. kind of magical thinking, instead of believContrast that with the response to the ing the dangerous myth that we can widen latest tragic crash on I-16. Our daily news- our way out of congestion and crashes. cs paper dubbed it, “The Devil’s Highway” John is executive director of the Savannah in a recent editorial and advocated safety Bicycle Campaign. improvements.


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I’m curious why tabloids haven’t been sued out of existence. I do recall Carol Burnett getting a bit of remuneration for the heartache they caused her some years back, but surely there can’t be so much apathy that celebrities will permit almost anything to be said about their lives. Maybe it’s a subtle form of blackmail: “At least if they say I’m in rehab, they aren’t exposing my extramarital affairs.” —Baldur Bear

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THERE are good reasons celebrities encounter difficulty getting a libel case against the press to stick, but let’s note at the outset that currently the real action is in privacy violation. Silicon Valley, as we’ve recently discovered, is innovating the hell out of this arena. You probably saw the news that the media organization Gawker declared bankruptcy after fighting a series of lawsuits secretly funded by Peter Thiel, a tech gazillionaire with a grudge, his goal no less than to put Gawker out of business. After the knockout punch, a privacy suit over a Hulk Hogan sex tape resulting in a $140 million judgement, observers fretted that Thiel had single-handedly opened up a new front against the free press: If you’ve got enough money, you don’t need to prove libel or privacy violation in your own case (Thiel objected to being quasi-outed as gay in a 2007 Gawker piece). You just have to spend eight or nine years burying your nemesis in other people’s cases until you find one with enough merit to put ’em out


of their misery. OK, so this might be a little breathless. Who knows? Maybe all the public opprobrium will shame these billionaires into behaving. (Ha ha.) But Thiel’s covert tactics reflect the robust good health of press-protection laws in the United States. Thiel might not have won a privacy case, since his orientation was already an open secret, and he couldn’t have won a libel case because Gawker would’ve argued the piece they published was true. But even if it hadn’t been, that hardly would’ve mattered. Thiel’s a “public figure”—part of a special, less-protected class as far as libel law is concerned. Put plainly, if you’re the editor of the National Enquirer, you can print significantly nastier stuff about somebody famous than you can about, say, the schoolteacher next door. Public figures are still at an advantage relative to “public officials”— i.e., elected representatives—but not as likely to succeed in a libel case as “limitedpurpose public figures,” folks who’ve been thrust temporarily into the public eye— witnesses to a high-profile murder, for instance. In order to win a libel suit against a news organization, public figures have to demonstrate that the offending party acted with “actual malice,” which is not a Tom Clancy novel but rather a standard set by the Supreme Court’s 1964 decision in New York Times v. Sullivan: they must show that the defendant knew for sure that the offending information was false, and published it anyway. Mind-reading being notoriously difficult, this sets a pretty high bar. Not that there haven’t been conspicuous celebrity wins. As you mention, in 1976 Carol Burnett went after the Enquirer for implying she’d been obstreperously drunk in public, despite sources’ reports to the contrary. (A distinction to keep in mind: we’re talking here about tabloids that traffic in salacious gossip, rather than those that print obviously absurd “Miranda Lambert Impregnated by Aliens!”-type material; any celebrity who’d sue over

that stuff needs their head examined.) Drawing upon her considerable resolve and resources, Burnett prevailed in court and finally settled. Her success launched what the Atlantic calls the “modern era of tabloid litigation,” wherein other slighted celebs were emboldened to fight back. In response the tabs lawyered up to the nines. House counsel now put their eyes on everything at the major tabloids; one former Enquirer staffer has said that two attorneys there look at each piece, and not in some toothless advisory capacity—if they say kill it, it gets killed. These aren’t strip-mall sleazebags, either. For instance, it was David Kendall, one of Bill Clinton’s lawyers during various ’90s scandals, who had earlier green-lighted an Enquirer story headlined “Liberace’s Secret Battle with AIDS.” (I guess I’m not making a particularly strong case here that the guy’s not a sleazebag. He is, however, a very well-regarded one.) If an article that makes it to print does ruffle any serious feathers, the tabs’ significant legal manpower gives them the option of dragging a case out forever; and by suing, celebrities expose themselves to the discovery process, during which—as you correctly suggest—they might be required to cough up personal information they’d really rather not. Altogether, such factors make it both tedious and legally difficult for celebrities to win a media libel case. The Sullivan standard, by the way, means the U.S. is pretty much sui generis when it comes to libel law, at least until President Trump takes office. “I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money,” promised the Donald. The short-finger jokes seem like they’re really starting to get to him. cs

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Suspect in custody for car theft from Waters Avenue dealership

Christopher Jay Plemmons, 40, was arrested June 21 by SCMPD for a probation violation warrant in Cobb County. Southside Precinct detectives are in the process of obtaining arrest warrants for the June 15 stolen automobile. He remains at the Chatham County Detention Center. Detectives say Plemmons stole a car from a dealership at approximately 4:30 p.m., June 15, in the 6700 block of Waters Avenue. “The suspect entered the car dealership and asked for the keys to a gray 2006 BMW 352i while the owner was on the phone. The suspect then walked out of the dealership, got into the car and fled the scene heading southbound on Waters,” police say.

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· 4 possession of controlled substance Detectives are investigating a · 4 felony warrants home invasion and robbery that · 3 theft by receiving stolen firearm · 2 theft by receiving stolen vehicle occurred at about 3 a.m., June · 2 probation violations 23, at the Jasmine Place apart· 1 possession of marijuana with ment complex in the 2300 block of intent to distribute Downing Avenue. Officers also issued 48 traf“The case is still under investific citations, conducted 42 field gation, but detectives believe the interviews, recovered four stolen circumstances of the event may vehicles and seized 11 firearms, not be random,” police say. with four of those being reported The suspect is described as as stolen. a black male with a light comIn addition to SCMPD officers, plexion, approximately 5-feet, several other agencies participated 10-inches tall and 130 pounds. He in the operation including: Savanwas wearing a white tank top and nah Impact Program, Chatham basketball shorts. Counter Narcotics Team, Cha“He also has the number 21 tatChristopher Jay Plemmons, arrested for car theft, probation violation tham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 tooed on his chest and was armed unit, the U.S. Marshal Service, the with a pistol,” police say. “The sussays. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and pect fled the scene with various “We spent more time this tour targetFirearms, probation and parole officers, electronics he stole from the residence.” ing specific individuals relating to gun and the Chatham County District AttorTask Force nets 16 felony arrests violence,” said Capt. Ashley Brown, comney’s office. over weekend mander of the Violent Crimes Task Force. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan All cases from recent local law enforce“We were successful in almost every ment incident reports. Give anonymous crime Police Department’s Violent Crimes Task effort.” tips to Crimestoppers at 912/234-2020 or text Force “wrapped up a successful three-day Operating overnight June 23-25, the CRIMES (274637) using keyword CSTOP2020. operation that netted 16 felony and seven task force conducted the following felony misdemeanor arrests,” a spokesperson arrests:




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Cultural Diversity

Milwaukee’s WITI-TV, in an on-thescene report from Loretta, Wisconsin (in the state’s northwest backwoods), in May, described the town’s baffling fascination with “Wood Tick Racing,” held annually, provided someone finds enough wood ticks to place in a circle so that townspeople can wager on which one hops out first. The “races” began 37 years ago, and this year “Howard” was declared the winner. (According to the organizers, at the end of the day, all contestants, except Howard, were to be smashed with a mallet.)

Government in Action

The Department of Veterans Affairs revealed in May that, between 2007 and last year, nearly 25,000 vets examined for traumatic brain injury at 40 VA facilities were not seen by medical personnel qualified to render the diagnosis—which may account for the result that, according to veterans’ activists, very few of them were ever referred for treatment. (TBI, of course, is the “signature wound” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.)

The Entrepreneurial Spirit!

Basking in its “record high” in venturecapital funding, the Chinese Jiedaibao website put its business model into practice recently: facilitating offers of “jumbo” personal loans (two to five times the normal limit) to female students who submit nude photos. The student agrees that if the loan is not repaid on time (at exorbitant interest rates), the lender can release the photos online. (The business has been

heavily criticized, but the company’s headquarters said the privately negotiated contracts are beyond its control.)


News updates from Kim Jong Un’s North Korea: In March, a South Korean ecology organization reported that the traAwesome! ditional winter migration of vultures from • For the last 17 months, Stan Larkin, China was, unusually, skipping over North of Ypsilanti, Michigan, has gone about his Korea, headed directly for the South— business (even playing pickup basketball) apparently because of the paucity of aniwithout a functional heart in his body— mal corpses (according to reports, a major carrying around in a backpack the “organ” food source for millions of North Korethat pumps his blood. Larans). And in June, the kin, 25, was born with a danGlobal Nutrition Report gerous heart arrhythmia, (which criticized the U.S. and was kept alive for a while and 13 other countries for with a defibrillator and then alarming obesity rates) 10 Things by hooking him up to a washpraised North Korea for I Hate About ing- machine-sized heart its “progress” in having EU pump, leaving him barely fewer adults with “body mobile—but then came the mass index” over 30). miraculous SynCardia FreeRecurring Themes dom Total Artificial Heart, • The super-painful weighing 13 pounds and “Ilizarov procedure” improving Larkin’s qualenables petite women to ity of life as he endured the make themselves taller. almost-interminable wait for (A surgeon breaks bones a heart transplant (which he in the shins or thighs, finally received in May). (An then adjusts special average of 22 people a day die leg braces four times awaiting organ transplants daily that pull the bones in the U.S.) slightly apart, await• An ordinary green tree ing them to—slowly—grow back and frog recently injured in a “lawn-mowing accident” in Australia’s Outback was flown fuse together, usually taking at least six months. As News of the Weird reported about 600 miles from Mount Isa to the Cairns Frog Hospital. CFH president Deb- in 2002, a 5-foot-tall woman, aiming for orah Pergolotti spoke despairingly to Aus- 5-4, gushed about “a better job, a better boyfriend ... a better husband. It’s a longtralian Broadcasting Corp. News in June term investment.” Now, India’s “medical about how society underregards the poor tourism” industry offers Ilizarovs cutfrogs when it comes to rescue and rehab— suggesting that “there’s almost a glass ceil- rate—but (according to a May dispatch in The Guardian) unregulated and, so ing” between them and the cuter animals. far, not yet even taught in India’s medical • News You Can Use: When they were starting out, the band Guns N’ Roses prac- schools. Leading practitioner Dr. Amar Sarin of Delhi (who claims “hundreds” ticed and “lived” in a storage unit in Los of successes) admits there’s a “madness” Angeles, according to a book-review essay to patients’ dissatisfactions with the way in the May 2016 Harper’s magazine, and they look. “became resourceful,” wrote the essay• Least Competent Criminals: (1) ist. Wrote bass player Duff McKagan in Damian Shaw, 43, was sentenced in Engone of the books reviewed: “You could get dirt-cheap antibiotics—intended for use in land’s Chester Crown Court in June after an April raid revealed he had established a aquariums—at pet stores. Turned out tet“sophisticated” cannabis-growing operaracycline wasn’t just good for tail rot and gill disease. It also did great with syphilis.” tion (160 plants) in a building about 50 yards from the front door of the Cheshire Police headquarters. (2) Northern Ireland’s Belfast Telegraph reported in April that a man was hospitalized after throwing bricks at the front windows of a PIPS office (Public Initiative for Prevention of

Suicide and Self Harm). As has happened to a few others in News of the Weird’s reporting, he was injured by brick-bounceback, off the shatterproof glass. • No Longer Weird: Once again, this time around midnight in Redford Township, Michigan, in June, police surrounded a suspect’s home and shut down the neighborhood for the next 11 hours, fired tear gas canisters through windows, and used a robot to scope out the inside—and ultimately found that the house had been empty the whole time. (The domestic violence suspect is still at large.)

Armed and Clumsy (All-New!)

More people (all are males, as usual) who accidentally shot themselves recently: Age 37, Augusta, Kansas, while adjusting his “sock gun” at a high school graduation (May). Age 28, Panama City, Florida, a jail guard “preparing” for a job interview (May). An unidentified man in Union, South Carolina, who, emerging from a shower, sat on his gun (December). The sheriff of Des Moines County, Iowa, who shot his hand while cleaning his gun (Burlington, Iowa, December). A movie-goer adjusting in his seat in Salina, Kansas, shot himself during the feature (October) (three months after acquiring a no-testrequired concealed-carry permit). Age 43, Miami, demonstrating to a relative how to clean a gun (December). A teenager, Overland, Missouri, trying to take a selfie holding a gun (June). (The last two people are no longer with us.) Augusta:

News of the Weird Classic (June 2012)

Collections of comically poor translations are legion, but the Beijing Municipal government, in sympathy with Englishspeaking restaurant-goers, published a helpful guidebook recently (2012) of what the restaurateurs were trying, though inartfully, to say. In an interview with the authors, NBC News learned the actual contents of “Hand Shredded A$$ Meat” (sic) (merely donkey meat) and other baffling dishes (all taken from actual menus), such as “Cowboy Leg,” “Red-Burned Lion Head,” “Blow-up Flatfish with No Result,” and the very unhelpful “Strange Flavor Noodles” and “Tofu Made By Woman With Freckles.” cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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The philosophy of Savannah booking entity Dad Joke is simple: no contracts. No paperwork. Just the Golden Rule treatment for bands and a hard and fast desire to create an inviting environment for touring and local talent. Daniel Lynch (Cray Bags, Sunglow, Greta O. and the Toxic Shock) and Josh Sterno (Cray Bags, Greta O. and the Toxic Shock) founded Dad Joke to amplify punk and its plentiful variations in the Lowcountry. They were joined by Joe Kapcin shortly after, forming a trifecta of booking experience. After their first delve into festival curation, November’s Punk Mess, the boys are back with Punk Mess 2, a two-day event spread between Sulfur Studios and The Jinx with 23 total bands. The lineup boasts the best and tightest, the slimiest and sloppiest of (mostly Southeast) punk. The Coffin Daggers, a killer instrumental surf band from New York, headline; with Victor Dominicis of Nausea and Reagan Youth on lead guitar, their show is a can’t-miss. Dad Joke has pulled in buzzed-about projects like Sick Thoughts, a furious, unabashedly weirdo one-man garage punk project that’s drawn the attention of many a tastemaker and fetched a favorable 7.7 rating from Pitchfork. Gainesville band Soda just returned from a tour with Parquet Courts; both have releases on the label Dull Tools. If you’ve attended any number of Dad Joke shows in the last year or so, you’re sure to see some familiar names on the Mess lineup—like Orlando faves Tight Genes and JAX synth-punks The Mold—and some SAV friends, too. Ten local bands will play Punk Mess, including Lynch and Sterno’s own Greta O. and The Toxic Shock and Cray Bags, as well as Shoplifters, Keith Kozel of Superhorse and GAM’s new project. With no recordings to be heard, Shoplifters promises elusive excitement. On the whole, the fest is a fuzz-punk, garage, and noise-punk affair, but there’s some surf, power-pop, and heavy stuff in there, too. “There’s a little something for everyone who likes alternative, punk, whatever you want to call it,” Sterno says. The Dad Joke trio don’t have hard “roles” within their organization, preferring to keep it casual but efficient with all hands on deck. “We’re all in contact with different people in all these bands,” Lynch explains. “We’ll take care of you. We’ll curate a show, create a

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great time for you, and keep your tour smooth.” Bands get full festival passes for the weekend—which is pretty awesome, considering most Mess performers have shared the stage with one another at some point in time. “A lot are staying over into the next day to see each other play,” says Lynch. “Most of the bands are in a certain counterculture, regardless of genre. Even though there’s a big span, everybody’s into everybody else’s stuff.” That community has found a home in Savannah thanks to Dad Joke’s influence on the scene. Many Punk Mess bands have already performed here, and those that haven’t are raring to play the festival. Even with Dad Joke having existed for all of a year and a half, it just took Sterno creating a Facebook event months in advance for bands to reach out and ask for a chance to play. With their devotion to booking yearround—reaching out to bands they enjoy, asking them to come play Savannah, those bands having a good time and spreading the word in their own scenes—Savannah’s become a staple stop for scuzzy DIY bands touring in the Southeast. In years past, tours may have hit Atlanta and skipped on over to Jacksonville; now, Savannah is the go-to in-between date. “A lot of people do that run, and they play shows with our friends in Jacksonville and Atlanta, or people that we’re acquainted with,” Lynch says. Punk Mess fits nicely in the culture of Southern punk mini-festivals like Atlanta Mess-Around, specializing in sloppy, beer-soaked regional punk with some heavy-hitter national acts (Pissed Jeans headlined 2015, with The Real Kids and

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Dad Joke’s Punk Mess 2 Friday, July 1 - Saturday, July 2 $25 full weekend pass $10 at the door per show Friday, July 1, The Jinx (21+): Without - 8:30 p.m. Feeding Tube - 9:00 p.m. Exit Dust - 9:30 p.m. Rubbish - 10 p.m. The Mold - 10:30 p.m. Manateees - 11 p.m. Post Teens - 11:45 p.m. Wet Socks - 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 2, Sulfur Studios (allages): The Areolas - 2:30 p.m. Jeff Two-Names and the Born Agains - 3 p.m. Sherman’s Boot - 3:30 p.m. Greta O. and The Toxic Shock- 4 p.m. The Lipschitz - 4:30 p.m. Woven In - 5 p.m. Soda - 5:30 p.m. Shoplifters - 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, The Jinx (21+): The Anxiety Junkies - 9:30 p.m. Natural Causes - 10 p.m. Tight Genes - 10:30 p.m. Trampoline Team - 11 p.m. Sick Thoughts - 11:30 p.m. Cray Bags - 12:15 p.m. The Coffin Daggers - 12:40 p.m.

those weekend’s emphases on a grimy, debaucherous, sweat-stained, bruisin’ time, Punk Mess is a natural addition to the Southeast scene. Sterno attended this year’s Atlanta Mess-Around, and, in addition to having a hell of a good time, used the trip as a learning experience. “A lot of what I was seeing in how they ran it was basic protocol,” he shares. “Having a banner onstage, having different wristbands for each night. It’s the little things I took notice of, and I met a lot of people there, too. I gained knowledge in how to do it, even though I didn’t even really talk to anyone who ran it.” While starting a festival sounds like a horribly daunting task for someone who’s never attempted such a thing, Dad Joke approaches the endeavor like one big, stacked club bill because, at its core, Punk Mess is all about good shows: no frills, none of the experiential frivolities that have grown to plague music festival culture. Just the wild notion that all you need for a memorable weekend is a lineup of great bands and a floor for them to play on. With Sulfur Studios and The Jinx as venues, folks of all ages can enjoy the breadth of the fest. “You can go to Sulfur and watch music all day long and then head down to The Jinx,” says Lynch. “It’s a two-day event.” “It seems more like a festival this year than it did last year,” Sterno adds. Is the second of many Messes to come? Dad Joke hopes so. “Longevity is definitely desirable,” Lynch says. “As there was a circuit in the ‘70s and ‘80s for punk rock music, it’s happening now. We’re alive, and we want to do that here. Nobody else is doing it.” CS

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With fingerstyle picking, earthy roots, and New Wave edge, Eric Sommer has been captivating audiences since his time in the early ‘80s Boston folk scene. Sommer boasts a fascinating musical life story that’s found him winning audiences in hardcore punk venues, touring with Dead Kennedys, living in Aarhus, Denmark while playing with Danish bands, making a life on a houseboat in Amsterdam while gigging, coming back to America to live on the streets and in abandoned warehouses, giving it his all at every open mic he could find, and learning at the feet of influential and seasoned guitarist David Landau. A weaver of “motion music,” Sommer has composed for films, features, animation, and documentaries. He’s settled near Washington, D.C. these days, but his troubadour habit remains. Sommer loves to get out on the open road and share his talents, playing somewhere between 200 and 270 shows a year. With blues grit and front-porch authenticity, he’s an eclectic artist with a Brit-pop sensibility and front porch authenticity. Whether it’s a hooky chorus or a grimy, slide guitar riff, Sommer delivers an engaging and well-lived performance. Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m., $5, all-ages

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Ring in the Fourth of July with Cleveland, Ohio electronic/jam/funk juggernauts Broccoli Samurai. Since founding in 2010, the band has become a favorite of the festival circuit and club scene, filling up the dance floor with fans determined to dance into the wee hours of the morning. Festfollowing folks may have caught the group at The Werk Out, BIG What?!, Dome Fest, Mad Tea Party Jam, and on other noteworthy summer bills. This year, they’re stopping by jam/electronic big-hitter weekends like Electric Forest, Summerdance 2016, Buffalove Music Festival, and more. Blending electronic beats, funky bass and swirls of ambient synths, the four-piece band creates sonic textures with big drops that are sure to get even the shyest club goers up and on their feet. Monday, July 4, 9 p.m., free, 21+


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Savannah loves some Everymen, and the whimsically rowdy punks are back again for a memorable show complete with audience engagement (pool noodle duels, anyone?), dancing on the bar, and the occasional bizarro cover (The Jinx was treated to a gypsy-fueled, acoustic-punk take on TLC’s “No Scrubs” during one of their last visits). With traditional folk instruments and over-the-top delivery, an Everymen show is always a treat. This time, the band’s bringing carnivalesque “dumpster swing” group Que Lastima with them, who promise an equally wild and wonderful set. Some may remember frontman Paultergeist from his time in Lake Worth, Florida rock/blues/swing band Viva Le Vox. After parting ways with that troupe, Paultergeist rounded up a band of merry misfits, summoning organ, accordion, guitar, upright bass, trumpet, sax, clarinet, and drums to create a swampy vintage sound with punk underpinnings. You’ll hear traces of jazz, gypsy, Santeria, rock, and doo-wop in Que Lastima’s sound, so answer the call, throw back a shot of bourbon, and get on the dance floor. Adding to the weirdo fun is The Zoo Peculiar, featuring Dr. Frank “Nipples” Lambshanks on lead vocals and keys, Furious “Ginger Bera” Rod on bass, melodica, and vocals, and Ryan J. “Baby Hollywood” Gatsby on drums, who promise “circus music from outer space.” The sound is zany, experimental rock with gypsy tones and carnival swagger. Like Everymen, these South Floridians are fans of elaborate live shows, often involving costuming, carnival performers, and balloon animals. John Vournakis offers kinda-crunchy, hooky, fingerpicking alt-country. He might not be pulling rabbits out of hats or circus antics like his billmates, but Vournakis’ stories about growing up in Connecticut, Georgia, and Michigan exhibit lovely, poetic tact with naturally excellent songwriting at the core. Thursday, June 30, 10 p.m., 21+

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Director David I.L. Poole gears up for season five of Collective Face By Orlando Montoya


YOU stand in line. You buy your ticket. You take your seat. The lights dim. And the actors appear. Hopefully, what comes next will be a “show that is really a show,” something that will “send you out with a kind of a glow,” to quote a song. Yes, “that’s entertainment.” And for almost ten years, theater director David I. L. Poole has been making it memorable in Savannah. You often read about his productions, which began here with “Agnes of God,” a mystery-drama for Savannah Actors Theater in 2007, but rarely about the man and his craft. “A great director has to be a storyteller” he says. “You have to be able to work with people yet guide actors through the journey of the play or musical.” Poole often talks about “the journey” when discussing theater. It’s a way of approaching each new staging, the selection of which itself journeys into the director’s mindset. Right now, he’s gearing up for his fifth season at Collective Face, the theater ensemble that he co-founded with Richie Cook. This year’s theme is “enduring engagements.” Theater-goers will see “Savannah Sipping Society,” “Pygmalion,” “9 to 5 the Musical” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Each work deals in some way with lasting relationships. “I moved around a lot as a child,” Poole says. “My father was part of the military.” He reckons that he loves theater so much, in part, because it creates a family, an “enduring engagement” for him. He’s worked with several actors for many years. He knows their quirks. They know his. Not that we need to ply his psyche to enjoy the “song that’s winging along” or the “dance with the touch of romance.” Come to think of it, he likes a musical in each season. This year, it’s the Dolly Parton. He also likes a classic and a comedy in each season. “There’s a formula in some aspects,” he says of his selections. “There’s a diversity.” But what moves him personally? What does he like directing? Strong, femaledriven scripts, he says. The new work “Savannah Sipping Society” has a touch of Golden Girls in it. “Kiss of the Spider Woman” was a favorite from last season. So don’t expect any David Mamet!

David I.L. Poole says, ‘Plays that I love have a little bit of magic in them.’

“You don’t want me to direct that,” he says of the playwright known for male bonding themes. “I could. It would be a really weird fit for me. Plays that I love have a little bit of magic in them.” If a script doesn’t have magic, and it’s appropriate, he’ll sprinkle some of that dust over the whole set. He loves immersive set designs and puppets! “That’s where I got my start in the theater world,” he says of puppetry. “Puppets can do a lot of things. Some people love puppets. Some people hate them.” I didn’t ask what furry characters he animated in New York City, where the upstate New York native first ventured into theater while studying at Purchase College in Connecticut.

His stories from the Big Apple don’t seem to end happily. “How am I supposed to create theater when I can’t pay rent?” he asks. His move to Savannah for the Cardinal Rep production of “Night Mother” in 2008 was supposed to be temporary. But then he landed a job at SSU, where he teaches theater. “I have space, I have freedom,” he says. “Really, the heart of theater should be in smaller cities… That’s why I stayed in Savannah. It has a growing theater community.” And so he’s found a stage in our world, a world in our stage. Entertainment here hasn’t been the same since. cs

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Savannah Children’s Choir goes home to Ireland

Group performs four concerts, tours nation as local emissaries to Wexford By Raymond Gaddy

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DURING the 1850s thousands of Irish immigrants landed in Savannah’s port. Of those thousands, over half came from the Irish county of Wexford. This bit of historical knowledge led the Savannah Children’s Choir to choose Ireland for its 10 Year Anniversary performance tour and making Wexford a point of destination This was not the first trip abroad that the Choir has made. The Premier Choir, the SCC’s highest level choir, travels abroad every two years, traveling in past years to, England, the Czech Republic and Italy. For many choir members, ranging in age from 10 to 14, this was their first trip abroad and for some it was their first time traveling in a plane. The Choir had four scheduled performances in Ireland, led by Rebecca Flaherty and Janet Wooten, who shared conducting duties during the trip. But they sang far more often that those four performances. The choir served as Savannah emissaries, performing for Jerry O’Dea, the Mayor of Limerick, who admitted that getting to meet people like them made his job worthwhile. The Savannah Children’s Choir prides itself not only in the excellence of its performances but in providing transformational opportunities for its members. Travel is itself one of these opportunities but there were several special interactions and educational components built into the trip to bring the kids closer to the culture and people of Ireland. Perhaps the most amazing example was working with the Irish choir Anúna, Ireland’s internationally reknowned choir. What began as an opportunity to watch a rehearsal, at the Wexford National Opera House, turned into an onstage workshop and performance of Media Vita, a Latin antiphony dating back that back as far as the year 750 and here arranged by Anuna’s own Michael McGlynn. The Anúna group members then spent time with individual members of the Choir, giving feedback and answering questions. Another interaction also began as a structured performance at Christ Church Cathedral in Waterford. The Choir was scheduled to perform with the Children’s Choir from the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). They met the choir 24 prior to the performance. What unfolded is

The SCC trip included a concert at Christ Church in Wexford.

For many choir members, ranging in age from 10 to 14, this was their first trip abroad and for some it was their first time traveling in a plane.

best told by Mrs. Flaherty. “Our Savannah kids filed inside nervously, awkwardly trying to assess these Irish kids, and them doing the same. The tension broke when WIT’s director, Niall Crowley, invited them to play one of their favorite warm-up games, Zip-Zap,” she says. “Our kids’ faces broke into smiles as they shouted, ‘I love that game! I know that one!’ From then on, friendships came quickly and easily. The small room was

filled with laughing, chatter, and huge smiles.” The two choirs discovered a song they both knew and performed it together during the performance, a spontaneous example of music bringing people together.” To complete the circle of travel begun the 1850s the Choir visited the town of New Ross, the inland port where so many Irish families boarded so called famine ships to try their luck in the city the Choir calls home.

The Dunbrody Famine ship is a replica of a ship that made several journeys between Ireland and Savannah. The names on the manifest of the Dunbrody would be familiar to anyone in Savannah. Savannah Children’s choir member Morgan Soukhamneut found this part of the trip particularly educational. “When we got to see the famine ship, I learned about the hardships of all the people onboard and what their lives were like traveling overseas to Savannah,” Morgan says. Perhaps the most intense interaction came at the Choir’s final performance, given at a nursing home in Glendalough. “I looked up from my music to see that a group of our singers had gone outside to pick flowers. They came back with the daisies and dandelions that grew wild in the grass.  Some of them had pansies from the cultivated garden . . . oops.  It didn’t matter once I saw what came next,” says Flaherty. “These angels began greeting each member of their audience with a smile and a flower.  I noticed little conversations starting between the old Irish and the young Americans.” Later as the choir performed, she says, “Some were moved to sing along, and some cried. As our choir sang, they began to cry too. They experienced in that little place the enormity of what they had to give. They felt the power of music, and marveled that they, these young kids who don’t seem to have control over anything, have the power to move souls with their voices and their sweet faces.” The Choir did have some opportunities for fun and a little education in between performances and meeting local dignitaries. The choir visited a working sheep farm where they watched a sheep being shorn and received their first taste of real Irish tea. They toured several beautiful Irish castles, highlighted by a visit to Castle Blarney where they each, bravely, kissed the Blarney Stone. To end the trip the choir visited Trinity College in Dublin to view the famous Book of Kells. Choir member Haley English summed it up best: “The thing I liked most about Ireland was how nice and genuine every single person was that I met. I really appreciated the hospitality and how people treated me.” cs More information about the Savannah Children’s Choir can be found at


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Destinations — Bernard Dick exhibits digitally altered photography. June 29-July 31. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. A Natural Perspective — This exhibit of recent works by local artist Nea Hanna will explore the natural world through painting, illustration and photography. Reception July 1, 6-9 p.m. as part of First Friday Art March. June 30-July 31. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. One Life, a Thousand Stories — The photographer W. John Mitchell tells his life story through photographs and spoken word. Fri., July 1, 6-9 p.m. Escape Savannah, 2819 Bull Street. SKETCH! An Informal Art Show — One day only exhibition of “SKETCH! An Informal Art Show”, on display in the Main Gallery at Sulfur Studios. Local artists were invited to open up their sketchbooks, giving a glimpse into the creative process. SKETCH is on display for one day only, starting at noon on Friday, July 1st, and in conjunction with First Friday Art March, until 9PM. All work is for sale and priced at under $100. free and open to the public Fri., July 1, 6-9 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. Sublime Love — Franklin Delgado presents his MFA thesis exhibition, Sublime Love, featuring large-scale realistic charcoal and graphite portrait drawings. June 30-July 4. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. William Kwamena-Poh and Angela Erdy — Featuring guoache painter William Kwamena-Poh. As a native of Ghana, West Africa, Kwamena-Poh is known for his scenes of women, children, fishermen, and market scenes. Jewelry designer Angela Erdy creates one of a kind, unique jewelry in silver and gold. July 1-31. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

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. 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. Through June 30. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

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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. Cookson’s installation features colored cotton cord stretched in various patterns that progress from chaos to cohesion in the windows. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West Work by Nea Hanna is at the Sentient Bean, with a First Friday recepYork St. tion July 1 from 6-9 p.m. 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. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Face to Face: American Portraits from the Permanent Collection — Spanning the period from the American Revolution to World War II, the paintings in this exhibition demonstrate the broad range of American portraiture found in Telfair’s permanent collection. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. The Future Was Then — Monumental installation by Daniel Arsham created specifically for the museum’s Pamela Elaine Poetter Gallery for deFINE ART 2016. Through July 24. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. In the Hands of Savannah — “In the Hands of Savannah” is a collection of watercolor paintings by Anna Cusack. This exhibition is a showcase of the character and beauty of the human hand, presented with Anna’s exceptional skill and talent. Through July 17. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St. 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. Surrounded by “leftover” paints from his many projects, he began to paint canvas with the acrylics. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

Landmark: A Decade of Collecting at the Jepson Center — To celebrate the strides made in collecting during the Jepson Center era, this exhibition highlights 10 of the most significant acquisitions made from 2006 to the present. 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. Jessica Burke describes her body of work as a demonstration in which we articulate ourselves, specifically our ideal selves. 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. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. 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. The exhibit sheds light on the diverse, and often unexpected, face of poverty in our community. Free Through July 6. Jelinek Creative Spaces, 101 N. Fahm St.

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Hunter Cattle’s protein paradise Family-owned farm thrives on a reputation of quality and care By Jared A. Jackson

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We decided to take a drive right outside of Statesboro, in order to get some insight on how Hunter Cattle Co., one of the largest and most respected farms in the Southeast handles their role in our food cycle. Photo by melissa delynn

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SAVANNAH has been having a resurgence of small, local, family owned businesses that specialize in providing niche products and services to our community. We are fortunate to be on the precipice of a huge shift in consciousness, and capitalism seems as if it is transitioning along with it. We’ve gotten so far away from how these systems were designed to function, that we might even be a little shocked when we see how well things work when we don’t mess with them. When large corporations are not making the decisions that will influence generations of people we, as a collective, can make wiser big picture decisions, instead of being force fed the “processed” information that we have been given. Education and awareness are the keys to breaking the binds, but not everyone is born with the same opportunities. The system is rigged, especially for low income families who do not have the resources to make those impactful choices; which increases the value for those who do, to make sound choices. We have to help the person next to us become more aware, so that we can continue to strengthen and fight back. It starts with food, which is at the core of our existence as human beings. Food paints the pictures of our past, present, and can see into the future. As we transition further into emerging face of our massive food industry, it is important for us to remember how things were before the industrial revolution issued in a wave of processed food. A time when we had relationships with the ingredients we used, which increased its value, and forced us to honor every flavor. That is why local farms are so important to our awareness and growth. If we can’t see where our food is coming from and the intention put behind growing it, how will we learn to the respect the food we are eating? How can expect our bodies to perform


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to the max, if we aren’t aware of what we are putting into them? And the same goes for the flip side, when we think about those huge processing and manufacturing warehouses that handle the majority of the food on the shelves today. Do you think if you were able to watch the process and intention behind how our food is packaged that we would feel the same about putting it in our bodies? We are so detached from this phase of reality, that most of us look as if we are sleepwalking, dehydrated and overdosing on sugar. So we decided to take a drive right outside of Statesboro, in order to get some insight on how Hunter Cattle Co., one of the largest and most respected farms in the southeast handles their role in our food cycle. Hunter Cattle is run by one of the most genuine and grounded families I’ve ever had the privilege of meeting. We got the opportunity to have a personal tour around their 400-plus acre farm, and caught a glimpse at how life on a farm like this would feel. Our tour was led by Kristan Fretwell, daughter, mother, and do-it-aller of this massive farm, and her oldest son Treylor. She sheds the perfect amount of light on how something like this could come together, and work so symbiotically. “This place originally was built to in sustain any natural disaster, and for our family to be able to survive off of the land. And as the recession hit us in 2008, we began to focus more and more of our attention towards the farm, and through necessity paired with word of mouth, we are here today,” Kristan says. “We run a true family farm, where everyone serves a purpose, and everyone pitches in.” She is telling the truth too, because whether you were the oldest or one of the youngest, you a had responsibility. Bookkeeping, cooking, cleaning, processing, and even gate opener; everyone has a job.

“I find that the more involved children are with their food, the more open they become to trying new things” Kristan explains. “And they can learn first hand how each aspect of the farm works with and for each other.” Watching how these pieces work together on a large scale is a beautiful thing to see, and just like the family, every piece has a job. The most interesting part of their story is the fact that this family didn’t have the agricultural knowledge most would need in the early stages of their farm. Fortunately for them, they had knowledgeable neighbors, each with a specific area of study, that allowed all the pieces to truly come together. From a neighboring meat scientist, to a long time pig farmer, all of the pieces Hunter Cattle needed were within arms reach. “We like to say our success has come from good book, good neighbors, and the good lord,” Kristan says. Now Hunter Cattle has grown into a nationally renowned farm that has won awards for the best meat in Georgia. Their animals receive no added growth hormones, steroids, or antibiotics, and are not forced into feedlots or cages; as they are one of the few farms that in the area that are Animal Welfare Certified. They are official providers for the National League Miami Marlins, as they continue to extend their reach. In addition to their product they host events, they have a bed and breakfast, and give public and private educational tours of their farm. If you’ve never seen a farm before, or it’s been a while, take a trip. It is important for us to bring ourselves back into the frame when it comes to our food and where it is coming from. Understanding how vital of a role farms play in our growth and development, is the key to getting a broader understanding of how far away our society is now. If we support local, we place the power in our hands. Let’s keep stirring that pot, people. cs Visit






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Partnership with Tybee Post Theater focuses on maritime nature stories IN A very appropriate matchup, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the Tybee Post Theater are kicking off Gray’s Reef Tuesdays, a weekly film series “highlighting the wonders of the ocean and our Georgia coast.” Gray’s Reef, of course, is about 16 miles off Sapelo Island, just to the southeast of Tybee. The historic Tybee Post Theater completed renovations late last year, returning to its original role as a community moviehouse, along with hosting live performances.  A Gray’s Reef representative will be on hand to provide a brief overview of the Sanctuary and the evening’s film, as well as provide opportunity for an audience Q & A following the film.  The seven-week series kicks-off July 5 and continues each Tuesday night at 7 p.m. through August 16. The series opens this Tuesday with Turtle: The Incredible Journey, the 2009 documentary about a Florida-born loggerhead turtle as she follows the path of her ancestors all around the world’s oceans. Other films include: National Geographic’s Secret Life of Predators, (July 12), segments from the popular series; Winter, the Dolphin That Can, (July 19), about a rescued baby dolphin caught in a crab trap; Guy Harvey Expeditions: Sharks and Lionfish, (July 26), real-life looks at these species; True Tales of Pirates and Lighthouses of the Southeast, (Aug. 2), for some takes in a more historic vein. All include talks with experts, and in some cases, the filmmakers themselves. There is a suggested donation of $5 with all proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Tybee Post Theater and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. In addition, the Tybee Post Theater concession stand will offer beer, wine, soft drinks, hot popcorn, and candy. Doors will open 30 minutes before each show. cs

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Look Lively, Blake! The Shallows promises deadly-good summer fun.


/// Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the sunlight following what’s proving to be a rather desultory summer movie season, along comes The Shallows to drive everyone back into the deep end of the auditorium. Like the terrifying beast at its center, the film is a lean, mean, killing machine, getting on and off in a crisply efficient 85 minutes. And while it may be rated PG-13, it’s a PG-13 that ranks on the high, Red end of the Terror Alert scale, particularly for its shot of a victim who looks like the After in a magician’s sawing-a-woman-in-half trick gone wrong. The opening scene, a flash-forward which takes places after much of the action has already transpired, is a mistake, since it strips away some of the piece’s unpredictability. But we’re then back at the beginning of the story, which finds a young American named Nancy (Blake Lively) journeying to a secluded Mexican beach, the same one her late mother visited while pregnant with her 25 years earlier. After enjoying some killer waves, Nancy soon finds herself terrorized by a killer shark, and although the rock on which she’s stranded is a mere 200 yards from shore, the silent predator blocking her path means that the distance might as well be that from the earth to the moon. Jaume Collet-Serra, usually found directing Liam Neeson through some dire predicaments (their joint resume consists of Unknown, Non-Stop and Run All Night), has managed to craft a thriller that’s at least as memorable as 2003’s Open Water, perhaps the last shark tale of note. Working from a suitably streamlined script by Anthony Jaswinski (who was probably tempted to change his name to Jawsinski to further get into the spirit of the piece), Collet-Serra is only forced to heavily rely on his CGI shark for the finale,

opting instead to offer brief glimpses throughout most of the film. Yet the true star of The Shallows isn’t the junior Jaws but rather Blake Lively, who’s in almost every scene of what’s basically a one-woman show. Lively, whose big-screen career felt as if it were on life support until last year’s The Age of Adaline allowed her to strut her stuff, is excellent in this picture, delivering a performance both physically and mentally demanding. Bringing full dimension to a character that was conceived with only a few brush strokes by Jaswinski, she’s the primary reason the emotions in The Shallows run deep.


// Just as much history can be found in the eight minutes required to listen to Guns N’ Roses’ “Civil War” as can be derived from the 140 minutes necessary to watch Free State of Jones, the new Matthew McConaughey film which could easily have been named 2 Hours a Slog. Always earnest but only intermittently interesting, it suffers from Gary Ross’ ineffectual staging, a screenplay that manages to be both cluttered and incomplete, and too many examples betraying the maxim of “show, don’t tell.” “I don’t need your Civil War,” warbled Axl Rose. “It feeds the rich while it buries the poor.” That, in a nutshell, defines the mindset of Newton Knight (McConaughey), a Southern farmer who fights in the Confederate Army but soon comes to the realization that he and his fellow grunts are basically only spilling blood to protect the interests of the fat-cat slave owners. Thus, he opts to desert his outfit, emerging over time as Mississippi’s own Robin Hood and fighting for the rights of the region’s poor whites and enslaved blacks. Historical veracity be damned (as it usually is when it comes to Hollywood):

This has the makings of an engrossing and important movie, more so since it neatly ties into the modern era’s troubles with the entitled one percent, with Trump’s army of misguided yahoos, and with crushing racial prejudices. But the film is so poorly paced and constructed that its themes never manage to take root in any significant manner, with too much scrolling text and a clumsily integrated subplot (involving a trial over miscegenation, taking place 85 years after the war) but two of the culprits. McConaughey delivers a strong performance, but his character is one-note, with no flaws but plenty of didactic speeches — including a tone-deaf one in which he states that he and other poor whites are just as much “n*****s” as any black person (yes, because living in a dilapidated shack is absolutely no worse than being routinely chained, beaten, raped, castrated and lynched). Too bad. With its relevant issues and its look at an ugly chapter in American history, Free State of Jones should have been produced with enough care to register as an awards powerhouse at year’s end. But given the degree to which it bungles its information, perhaps this is the one time when it’s perfectly acceptable to shoot the messenger.


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paper, it looks like the same-old same-old: A buddy action-comedy in which at least one of the pair is a cop and both are forced to bond as they confront murderous villains with itchy, NRA-approved fingers (see Hot Pursuit, Bulletproof, 48 Hrs., and about 48,000 more). In this one, Dwayne Johnson plays the law enforcement officer, a garrulous CIA agent operating under the name Bob Stone. As shown in flashbacks, Bob was a portly teenager and mercilessly bullied in high school, with the only person bothering to stick up for him being Calvin Joyner, the most popular kid on campus as well as the one voted most likely to succeed. But as an adult, Calvin (Kevin Hart) is thoroughly unhappy with his lot in life, as his job as an accountant is unsatisfying (particularly since he’s constantly passed over for promotions) and has even led to tension with his wife Maggie (Danielle Nicolet). But once Bob hits town for the 20-year class reunion, everything changes in a flash, as Calvin now finds himself inadvertently drawn into a massive CIA operation involving encrypted bank accounts, turncoat agents and a mysterious criminal mastermind known as the Black Badger. As I say, formula. The spyjinks play like second-tier Mission: Impossible (though Amy Ryan is perfect as an ice-cold CIA boss), and director Rawson Marshall Thurber is no better than adequate in his staging of the action sequences. But as a comedy — and as a two-seater vehicle for a pair of highly charismatic actors — Central Intelligence is hard to resist. As I’ve stated in past reviews for movies like The Wedding Ringer and Ride Along, Hart is always better than his material, but not this time. Even though he’s theoretically playing the piece’s straight man, he’s still given plenty of opportunities to show off his wired brand of comedy, especially when reacting to Bob’s very particular set of skills. He also enjoys an easy rapport with Johnson, who clearly is the star of the show. The artist formerly known as The Rock has long since proven that he has more natural acting chops than any other former muscleman-turned-thespian (sorry, Arnie), and he’s probably only going to get better. Already having flashed his comic chops in such pictures as Pain & Gain and Be Cool, he’s absolutely riotous as a perpetually cheerful guy who is fond of unicorns and cites Sixteen Candles as his all-time favorite film (he always related to the Molly Ringwald character). He’s the central reason why Central Intelligence works as well as it does.


// Of the first 10 animated features to come out the Pixar gate, only one was a sequel. But out of the last seven, four have been sequels, and of the four films announced for future release, three of them will be sequels. In other words, welcome to the studio’s cash-grab years. Of course, two of the follow-ups turned out to be instant classics (specifically, the Toy Story titles), and with last summer’s superb Inside Out, the Disney-owned outfit demonstrated that it can still produce wholly original movies worthy of the Pixar brand. Unfortunately, efforts like Finding Dory, while perfectly pleasant, do little to quell the feeling that a certain measure of rubber-stamp efficiency has gripped the studio. A sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo, this one focuses on the blue tang fish (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) who has suffered from short-term memory loss her entire life. Now recalling bits and pieces of her childhood and the close bond she enjoyed with her parents, she elects to cross the ocean in order to locate them, with the reluctant clownfish Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his eager son Nemo (Hayden Rolence) joining her in her seafaring search. As with Finding Nemo, the animation employed to capture the look of life under the sea is absolutely staggering, even if it no longer registers as the revolutionary feat it was 13 years ago. But Dory’s odyssey is never as involving (though certainly more repetitive) as Nemo’s, and while Dory, Nemo and especially Marlin are still fairly engaging protagonists, they’ve been surrounded by a supporting cast revealed to be one of the dullest yet conceived by the Pixar braintrust. Aside from a trio of sea lions (the speaking ones voiced by Idris Elba and Dominic West) and a grouchy octopus (Ed O’Neill), there’s very little color to these creations, and it’s unlikely the studio will be mounting spinoffs centered on such stiffs as a near-sighted whale shark (Kaitlin Olson), a bellyaching beluga whale (Ty Burrell) or a boisterous eagle ray (Bob Peterson). While select scenes dawdle, others provide a clever kick, such as Marlin’s encounters with a gooney bird. Of course, children will lap up the entire endeavor like so much ice cream, and while adults should also find enough of interest to make it worthwhile, I imagine many will still prefer the variation of this plot when it was R-rated and called Memento.


/// An underdog tale about an overachieving equine, Dark Horse centers on a magnificent animal named Dream Alliance and his triumphs and travails both on and off the racetrack. Yet even though this horse is the marquee draw, the movie is as much about the humans backing him all the way. In a small Welsh town, a group of working-class citizens led by bartender Jan Vokes elects to pool its meager financial resources and purchase a mare for the purpose of breeding a racehorse. As various subjects note, only the rich can afford to race horses, so when these ragtag folks show up with every intention of entering their decidedly non-thoroughbred (the product of their initial investment) in equestrian events, the whole affair has a Caddyshack-esque “snobs against the slobs” vibe to it. And as if ripped from the pages of a fictional feature like Caddyshack or The Bad News Bears or any other sports saga where the little guy (or, in this case, little foal) comes out on top, this documentary takes some unexpected turns that keep the saga percolating. It’s a cinch to be made into a Hollywood yarn, with Helen Mirren cast as Jan and Brendan Gleeson tapped to play her husband Brian. And for the pivotal role of Dream Alliance? I predict Oscar #4 for Daniel Day-Lewis.


/// When The Conjuring was released in the summer of 2013, I was one of those who rocked the status quo — that contingent being made up, of course, by those scores of critics and filmgoers who declared that Ohmygodthisisthescariestmovieevermade! — by giving the film a mixed, 2-1/2star review and writing, “I suppose it’s possible to be shaken to the core by this movie — even if it’s really not much more frightening than, say, The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone or Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island — but ultimately, it’s just one more recycled haunted-house yarn. With an inexcusable 133-minute run time and a promise of more of the same, The Conjuring 2 wasn’t high on my screening priority list — and yet I dug it more than I did the original. Sure, sure, it’s impossible to believe that directorcowriter Wan and his team really mean for viewers to believe all this nonsense is based on fact, and, when all is said and done, it doesn’t deviate in any discernible ways from the usual haunted-house yarns (in fact, parts of this one smack so much of Poltergeist that we almost expect to learn that an Indian burial ground is somehow involved). But it gets so much right that I’m willing to give it a generous thumbs-up in what’s proving to be a particularly dismal movie

season (the films featuring the heroic Avengers and the nice guys excepted). For one thing, stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson make a far greater connection as the real-life wife-and-husband team of paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren, here whisked off to England in 1977 to confirm the legitimacy of the haunting of a house occupied by single mom Peggy Hodgson (Frances O’Connor) and her four children. Farmiga and Wilson gave solid performances in the original, but they’re even better here, primarily because their characters’ love for, and devotion to, each other not only feels palpable but also plays directly into the narrative in interesting and surprising ways. Another strength is the principal setting of a North London council house, a nice change from the Amityville Lite stateside houses usually seen in contemporary thrillers of this ilk. Wan and production designer Julie Berghoff do a splendid job of capturing the dankness of this sort of public housing prevalent at the time (and nice touch with the Starsky & Hutch posters in the two daughters’ shared bedroom). As for the performers portraying the members of the tormented Hodgson family, it’s 13-year-old Madison Wolfe who makes the strongest impression while tackling the largest role. As Janet, the demure daughter who’s the most affected by the supernatural shenanigans, she’s excellent, often recalling the promise of the teenage Natalie Portman. (I assumed Wolfe was a British newcomer; imagine my surprise when I learned I had already seen this American actress in several roles, including those of Bryan Cranston’s oldest daughter in Trumbo and Woody Harrelson’s oldest daughter in True Detective.) As in the first film, Wan does a fine job of establishing mood, which is good since the creatures are too derivative to manufacture much in the way of genuine terror. One demonic nun looks like a cross between Salem’s Lot’s vampiric Barlow and that crabby Mother Superior who used to rap your knuckles when you spoke up in class; another monster appears to be a hybrid of Jack Skellington and the Babadook. Honestly, the two scariest moments in this picture were doubtless unplanned. The first is the wallpaper seen in the hallway of the Warrens’ home, the sort of beastly pattern beloved during the ‘70s. The second fright is when a ghost switches a TV set from an episode of the popular BBC comedy The Goodies (not identified but instantly recognizable to those of us who enjoyed it in our youth abroad) to a speech being delivered by (shudder) Margaret Thatcher. As Colonel Kurtz might mutter, “The horror! The horror!” CS




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Activism & Politics

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 ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Area Young Republicans Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. Savannah Libertarians Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. Young Democrats Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

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Auditions for Armstrong Youth Orchestra Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: Info is also available at AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Call for 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 34 Weave-A-Dream Panel seeks proposals that

Collin's Barefoot Comedy Club

National comedian Collin Moulton launches his own monthly stand-up comedy show at the Post Theater. Collin is one of the most fun, personable, and sought-after headliners today, and he is creating his own comedy club on Tybee and will be bringing some of his superstar stand-up pals to join in the fun. $15 Wed., June 29. 912-47s-4790. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave.

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 are not eligible to apply. Applications are available at 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@ 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 or by calling (912) 651-6783. Through Sep. 9. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry 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. Homeschool Music Classes Music classes for homeschool students ages 8-18 and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. Oatland Island Seeks Memories and Recollections for 40th Anniversary Oatland Island Education Center is looking for memories of Oatland Island in honor of their 40th anniversary. People who were part of the Youth Conservation Corp that helped to build Oatland Island Education Center in the 1970’s. Great memories from field trips. Special family memories of Oatland Island. Send your photos and stories to memories@ Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-395-1500. 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. Downtown Savannah, downtown.


$5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds are donated to a different charity each month. This is a regular Bikram Yoga class. ongoing. 912.356.8280. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@

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STUDIO, 2805b Roger Lacey Dr. Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. 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. Boys and Girls Hip Hop Summer Hip-Hop class. Fun, upbeat choreography and skills. Ages 4-9. $15 Thu., June 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 954.682.5694. thestudiosav. net/ongoing-classes-2016.html. The STUDIO, 2805b Roger Lacey Dr. Brittney Hiller/Chris Suddeth Reiki Infused Yoga You will experience the energetic flow of Reiki through the healing hands of Reiki Master, Chris Suddeth, while you practice in an All Levels Yoga class lead by Brittney Hiller. $18 Drop In – $15 Pre Register by June 24. Fri., July 1, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-308-3410. Branches Yoga Center, 2424 Drayton Street. Champions Training Center Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. Chinese Language Classes The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Clay Classes Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. Boating Classes Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. Creativity Coaching Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. 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 912354-6686. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. 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. Latin Night with Free Lesson Join us every 1st Friday for a free group lesson followed by a Party for dancers. Come and practice all of your patterns that you have learned in class while meeting some fun people along the way. All ages and levels welcome. You don’t need a partner or have experience to come and enjoy dance with us. $10 per person or $15 per couple first Friday of every month, 7:30-10 p.m. 612.470.6683. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. 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. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. Photography Classes Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. Piano Voice-Coaching Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. Pole Fitness Classes Pole dancing is a beautiful artform, and a combination of dance, flexibility and gymnastics. Pole dancing has quickly become one of the most popular forms of fun and exercise for women. It can help you lose weight, gain beautiful muscle tone, make you stronger than ever and build confidence like no other form of exercise can. Join us on Tuesday nights and get fitter and stronger than you’ve ever been, with this amazing full body workout. Schedule TBA $20 Every other Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. 912-9881052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. 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. 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. Study Skills Study Skills is a program designed to help

students in 6th – 12th grades learn to study efficiently and effectively, leading to greater success in school. $200 tuition, $50 registration fee Through July 8. Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. Summer Dance Camp Week long summer dance camp. Mon 6/27Fri 7/1. Camp runs from 9-3 with the option of half days (9-12 or 12-3). Includes dance classes, acro, games, arts and crafts, lunch, and more. Each day has a different theme from “Princess Party” to “Disney Movies”. Space limited reserve your spot. $225 full week /$130 half days Fri., July 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 954-682-5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. com. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. 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. 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.. 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. Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. Buccaneer Region SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of

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America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. Business Networking on the Islands Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Coastal Bead Society Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Faith Based Business Networking Event - Savannah Our mission is to Grow, Encourage, Inspire, Ignite & Equip Christian Business owners on how to do business with a Kingdom mindset. We promote and celebrate excellence in the business arena while developing the future generations of leaders through Christian values, disciplines, honor, integrity and expression of skills. Register early before the event closes out and please share this event by inviting a guest. Free first Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. 912-257-6248. info@kbnalliance. com. Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Georgia Nature Photographers Association-Coastal Chapter Coastal Chapter of the GNPA. The GNPA is 100% focused on nature photography and offers Field Trips, Monthly Speakers, Competitions, Seminars and Workshops and the Annual EXPO with prominent nature photographers and keynote speakers. Photographers of all levels are welcome! $35 per year first Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-234-2571. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Historic Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII 36 Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight

Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Low Country Turners A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Mondays. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. 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. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. charlesfund@gmail. com. Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. Savannah Go 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. 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. 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. com. Society for Creative Anachronism Meets every Saturday at the south end of Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. For people interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Free Saturdays, 11 a.m.. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Savannah Toastmasters Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Veggies and Vegans Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. 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.. 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. 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@


Collin’s Barefoot Comedy Club National comedian Collin Moulton launches his own monthly stand-up comedy show at the Post Theater. Collin is one of the most fun, personable, and sought-after headliners today, and he is creating his own comedy club on Tybee and will be bringing

some of his superstar stand-up pals to join in the fun. $15 Wed., June 29. 912-4724790. https:// The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. 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. 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. oddlot. org. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. Savannah Comedy Revue w/ Darryl Rhoades Darryl Rhoades has appeared on Dr. Demento Show, John Boy and Billy, Comedy Central, and at clubs across the nation. Fri., July 1, 8 p.m. Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St.


13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. Concert: Boppin’ Swingin’ Jazz w/ Tony Monaco When the Tony Monaco and the Howard Paul Trio take the Tybee Post Theater stage, audiences can expect a spontaneous alchemy similar to their album “New Adventures.” $25, $22.50 Theater members Thu., June 30, 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. Concert: Little Roy and Lizzy Bluegrass chaos returns to Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor. $25 Sat., July 2, 8 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80. PICKConcert: Motown Unplugged We’re taking all your favorite Motown tunes and stripping them down to the bare essentials. Soulful songstresses Cecilia Arango and Laiken Williams will host an evening of music ranging from Michael Jackson to Marvin Gaye with Eric Jones tickling the ivories. $25 Thu., June 30, 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. PICKFirst Friday for Folk Music Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. $5 donation July performers: Remerge Band, Monty

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Parks. first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 912-898-1876. fpc. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Savannah Songwriters Series The monthly series starring four singersongwriters in the round swapping songs and telling the stories behind them. This month features Sean McNally and A.M. Rodriguez, who will be joined by Gary Swindell and Kris Youmans. $10 General Admission, $9 Theater Members Sun., July 3, 7-9 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave.


Adult Ballet Class Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-8745. Adult Ballet Toning Always wanted the body of a ballerina? Well.. YOU CAN! Our class is designed to stretch, tone, and enhance your body to become healthier than ever. Join us and check out the calendar for dates to enroll. (this is apart of our fitness package of 10 classes for $80) $10.00 Mondays, 5 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Adult Contemporary Dance Classes Ages 16+. Contemporary dance classes. Summer session. Learn intricate choreography. $15 Thu., June 30, 5:306:30 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@ The STUDIO, 2805-b Roger Lacey Dr. Adult Intermediate Ballet Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. Wednesdays. 912-921-2190. Argentine Tango Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Lessons Sundays 1:303;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per person. Wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-9257416. Awaken with Chakradance™ A free-flowing, meditative dance, with eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery. No dance experience or chakras knowledge needed. $20 ongoing, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ Synergistic Bodies, 7901 Waters Ave. Ballet FIT! Love ballet? We are ready to get that body in ballet shape. This total body workout is great for low impact and 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. 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. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Ballroom/Latin Group Class Group classes every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesdays focus on fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday’s classes are more specific, with advanced elements. $15/person and $25/ couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Basic Shag Lessons Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. ongoing. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Beginner’s Belly Dance Classes Learn basic moves and choreography with local Belly Dancer, Nicole Edge. Class is open to all ages and skill levels. Walk-ins welcome. 15.00 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. 912-596-0889. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Beginners Belly Dance Classes Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle For those with little-to-no dance background. Instructor is formally trained, has performed for over ten years. $15/person. Tues. 7pm8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. C.C. Express Dance Team Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Dance for Peace A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Dance Night Salsa Savannah sponsors this dance night. Be advised that locations often change. Visit or call 912-704-8726 for updated locations. Fridays, 10 p.m. Latin Chicks (Waters Ave.), 5205 Waters Avenue. Salsa Savannah sponsors this dance night.

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. cityweb/cemeteriesweb.nsf/cemeteries/bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. Be advised that locations often change. Visit 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. 912-3353335. 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@ 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@ 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. 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. 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.

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JUNE 29-JULY 5, 2016 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. 912-3353335. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. LaBlast Dance Fitness Created by world renowned dancer and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” professional, Louis Van Amstel, LaBlast uniquely combines a wide variety of ballroom dance styles and music genres. Do the Cha Cha Cha, Disco, Jive, Merengue, Salsa and Samba set to everything from pop and rock to hip-hop and country – and burn fat and blast calories! No experience and no partner necessary. $15.00 drop in or 10 classes for $80.00 Mondays, 6-7 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@ Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. 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. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Dance classes - hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-2728329. Modern Dance Class Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. 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. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Salsa Lessons Learn to dance salsa and bachata, and try it free before you buy it. Call 912-704-8726 to reserve your space and visit salsasavannah. com for more information. ongoing. Salsa Savannah Latin Dance Studio, 408 Bull Street. Salsa Night Come and shake it to the best latin grooves and bachata the night away in Pooler where it’s cooler. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. 912988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Salsa! Salsa! Salsa! 0 Thursdays, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. 38 Savannah Shag Club

Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing ongoing. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. 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. 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. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Swing Dance & Lesson Learn the basics of Swing Dancing at our bi-weekly Swing Dance. Beginner’s lesson runs from 8-9pm and then social dancing until 11pm. Snacks and drinks provided, no previous experience or partner necessary. $7 for the lesson and social dance, $5 for just admission to the social. *$2 off with studnet I.D.* Fri., July 1, 8-11 p.m. 912-6045763. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. 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. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr.


4th of July Fireworks Cruise Celebrate our nation’s independence with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of a city founded in 1733. During the 1 1/2 hour cruise, dance to the music of our Riverboat DJ spinning your favorite tunes. The evening will also feature the spectacular Waterfront Fireworks display. Each Riverboat has two climate controlled decks for comfort and an outdoor deck for viewing. Cash bar and snack bar will be available during the cruise. Tickets: Adults $32.95* | Children(ages 5-12) $25.95* | Children 4 & under are free Mon., July 4, 8-10:30 p.m. 912-232-6404. info@ savannahriverboat. com. Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 East

River Street. Awaken with Chakradance™ Thursdays Join us for a free-flowing, meditative dance and experience the healing power of Chakradance™. With eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery, Chakradance™ will take you on a spiritual journey, free the energy in your body and open you to a deeper experience of life. No dance experience or prior knowledge of the chakras is necessary. Limited to 12 participants – email to reserve a spot today! $20 Thursdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@comcast. net. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. Bachelors and Bachelorettes Mixer The Savannah Jaycees announce a meet and greet social to introduce their 2016 charity date night auction participants. This event is open to public and will be a opportunity to meet the participants as well as some of the Savannah Jaycees’ members. There is no cost to attend but brewery tours and tastings are available for $12. Free Thu., June 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. 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. nsf/cemeteries/bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. Cars and Coffee View unique, rare and antique cars while enjoying coffee. Car owners can bring in a car and interact with other automobile enthusiasts. Free admission, 25 cents for coffee with a $1 donation to the museum first Saturday of every month, 9-11 a.m.. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. Common Grounds Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. 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.

after-work/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. 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 or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. A Family Fourth Costumed interpreters at Savannah History Museum will be debuting new American Revolution-themed programming, complete with visitor battle reenactments, musket firing demonstrations, and live music with our special guests, Three Fold Chord. Mon., July 4, 10 a.m. Coastal Heritage Society, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. First Friday Fireworks Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. Free first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. First Friday Oyster Roast Enjoy oysters, cocktails and live music and take a tour of the new Whitman Yacht. first Friday of every month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Fort McAllister Fourth of July Celebration Fort McAllister State Historic State Park will celebrate Independence Day with living history programs including demonstrations of Civil War drills and rifle and cannon firings. Visitors can participate in old fashioned games including sack races, an egg toss, wheel barrow races and a Civil War-era baseball game. Fresh watermelon will be available. $8 adults, $5 kids Sat., July 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. Free Monthly Expectant & New Parent Support Group This FREE monthly support group is held on the first Tuesday of each month. No pre-registration is required. Please join us for conversation, support and refreshments. Children are welcome! FREE first Tuesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-544-6387. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Georgia MENTOR Information Session The Georgia MENTOR staff is excited to have upcoming information sessions. Please bring an open heart, open mind and willingness to help. Wed., June 29, 5-6 p.m. 912-234-6853. ann.verdine@ Georgia MENTOR, 16 Chatham Center South, Suite A.

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Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or ongoing. 912525-5023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Independence Day Colonial Faire There will be games of skill, prizes, live colonial music, musket and cannon firing, opening/closing ceremonies and you will be able to meet some of the Georgia Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Free and open to the public Mon., July 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fort Morris Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Road. The original Midnight Tour One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ Pantry A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Red, White, and Blue Independence Day Celebration This free, family-friendly event features live music from Cody James & Highway 55, an animal demonstration from Trapper Jack, arts and crafts vendors, inflatable water slides, farmers’ market, face painting, family fishing, and will be topped off with a fireworks show. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Sat., July 2, 5 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. Red, White, and Brews Independence Day Bar Crawl What happens when Uncle Sam and the nation’s most patriotic crawlers celebrating Independence Day? You get the “Red, White, and Brews” Independence Day Celebration Bar Crawl. Come celebrate America’s Birthday as we bar-hop through Savannah’s most popular bars. Gather your friends, rock your red, white and blue and get ready for a day full of Star Spangled shenanigans and festivities with thousands of your closest friends. $15 adv/$20 day-of Sat., July 2, 4-10 p.m. 912-660-9001. Brian@ events/169805373362797. Barrelhouse South, 125 West Congress St. River Street Fourth of July Celebration Come celebrate American patriotism at the River Street Fourth of July Celebration. Enjoy live entertainment on the Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage or bring the family to hang out in our kids zone while waiting on the fireworks display. Free and Open to the Public Mon., July 4, 4-10 p.m.

fourth-july-celebration/?instance_id=1308. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Savannah Storytellers Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. 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. 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. FREE Wed., June 29, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Thu., June 30, 11 a.m.1:15 p.m., Fri., July 1, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. and Sat., July 2, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. 912-421-0485. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Southbound Brewery Saturday Tours and Tastes Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Star Spangled Cars and Coffee The Richmond Hill History Museum will host Cars and Coffee, a monthly event showcasing unique, rare and antique cars. Admission to the event is free and coffee can be purchased for 25 cents with a $1 donation to the museum. Sat., July 2, 9-11 a.m. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. Tybee Island Fireworks Catch the fireworks a day early on Tybee. Sun., July 3. 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.


$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. $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. 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 semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. 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. Beach Body Workouts with Laura MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Beginning Pole Fitness Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Blue Water Yoga Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Breema Join us October 3 and every first Saturday 10-12. Discover a practical and

transformative approach to life and health. Receiving Breema bodywork releases deeply held tension in the body, mind and feelings. Breema is a way to practice being present. Taught by Laura Ike. Open to community. Donation jar. Call 912 658-5592 with questions. first Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. 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. 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. 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. 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. Free Yoga for Cancer Patients St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Functional Training Class Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. 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,

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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. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. SkidawayIsland. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-9241. Living Smart Fitness Club St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Mommy and Baby Yoga Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Nonstop Fitness Spin Class Join us every Thursday at 5:30pm for Spin. Space is limited, please call 912-349-4902 to reserve your spot and to inquire about our other classes. 10 classes for $50 Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912-349-4902. kristi@ nonstopfitnesssav. com. NonStop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave. Pilates Classes Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pints and Poses with Melissa DeLynn Melissa of Dancing Dogs Yoga conducts light-hearted class twice a month, every other Saturday. Session includes 6 beer samples and a souvenir glass for the public Tours & Tastes that immediately follow the yoga session. $25 Every other 40 Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.. 912.667.0033.

natalie@southboundbrewingco. com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Pregnancy Yoga Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga. com. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pregnancy Yoga Classes Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. $120 - six week session Thursdays. 912-704-7650. ann@ Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Simple meditation in motion. Done standing. Tuesday evening @ St. Thomas Episcopal, Isle of Hope. 5.45pm. Balance, Breath, Calm. Taught by Tricia Richardson. 658-5592. Tuesdays. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave. Qigong Classes Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 ongoing. Renagade Workout Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. Rock’n Body Fitness Bootcamp Ultimate outdoor power workout! Group physical training program conducted by former military personnel. Build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals lasting approx. 45 minutes. First Class FREE MondaysFridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 912-675-0952. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Ladies Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010.

Savannah Disc Golf Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. SIZZLE- Dance Cardio The hottest cardio class to keep or get you in shape for summer. Sizzle is designed to give you cardio, strengthening, and stretch training that you need for that bikini body. Enroll now and get the first class free. $10.00 or $80 for 10 classes Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912.312.3549. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Somatic Movement Improvisation This class is for everyone who moves! Improve your dynamic alignment, breath, grounding, and the ability to access fluid movement. You will improve in all your movement activities, while awakening more fully within your own life as an embodied experience. Led by international teacher Janet Kaylo. Wear light, loose fitting clothes suitable for dance or yoga. No experience necessary. $15 drop-in Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-2004809. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout Lose calories while dancing and kick-boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. 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:// YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Zumba Fitness (R) with April Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.

Food & Drink Events

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. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Fire & Wine Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. 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. 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-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@ Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. July 4th Elite Captain’s Suite Cruise Let us roll out the Red, White & Blues for you as you join us for the most Elite Fireworks Cruise around. Exclusive early boarding & a private Captain’s reception with hand passed Hors D’ Oeuvres, a premium hosted bar in our private 3rd deck Captain’s Suite. You will get to meet with the Captain & take a tour of the Pilot House. During this 3hr cruise enjoy a plated 4 course gourmet dinner & first class service as you cruise along the historic Savannah River celebrating this Nation’s Independence. $325.00* per person (gratuity included) *plus tax and port fee 912-232-6404. info@savannahriverboat. com. Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 East River Street.

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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. Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market The City of Richmond Hill will reopen its Farmer’s Market on March 15th. There will be free balloons for children, shopping bags for market customers, and activities such as corn hole, a bouncy house and the fire department will bring their water cannon. Handicap parking will be available. Each Tuesday from mid-March until November, the market will offer the best in local produce and crafts. The City has extended shopping hours from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. 2-7 p.m.. 912-756-3345. jlee@ RichmondHillFarmersMarket. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. Tybee Island Farmers Market Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave.


Armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a permanent drop box for disposing of unused prescription drugs and over the counter medication. In the lobby of the University Police building on campus. Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. ongoing. 912-344-3333. index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 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. Free Hearing and Speech Screening Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free Hearing Screenings The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children

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1 Coeur d’___, Idaho 6 Twin sister and bandmate of 29-Down 10 Dandyish dude 13 Comparatively untested 14 Certain ski lifts 16 Penny name 17 “Oh, that’s a horrible pun” reaction 18 Surname in the “Cats” credits 19 25%, for the generous 20 Southern city and production site for the Manhattan Project 23 Kermit sipping tea with the caption “But that’s none of my business,” e.g. 24 Credited in a footnote 25 Red Muppet who’s always 3 1/2 years old 28 Digging 30 Author of “J’accuse” 33 Liam of “Taken” 35 Grabs a bite 38 ___ du pays (homesickness) 39 “Please keep in touch!”, somewhat quaintly 42 Prefix for cycle or brow 43 Real estate measurement 44 “This Is Spinal Tap” director Rob 45 Coral color 47 Climactic intro? 49 Impact, e.g.

50 Hipster feature, maybe 53 Compound with a doubly-linked carbon atom 55 Hajj 61 Disco or Big Band 62 Love by the Louvre 63 Message with a subject line 64 “Arabian Nights” creature 65 Bindi Irwin’s mom 66 “With parsley,” on French menus 67 Cartridge contents 68 Cohort of Roger, George, Pierce, Timothy, and Daniel 69 Vicuña’s home


1 Jason’s ship, in myth 2 Spencer of “Good Morning America” 3 “Return of the Jedi” critter 4 Closest 5 He said “I can’t hear you, Bert, I’ve got a banana in my ear” 6 FC Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter ___ 7 Fit for the job 8 Shower apparel? 9 Rice-___ (“The San Francisco Treat”) 10 “Blueberry Hill” singer 11 Award bestowed by the Village Voice 12 “Looney Tunes” Casa-

nova ___ Le Pew 15 “Leave it,” to a typesetter 21 Key of Beethoven’s Ninth 22 “Oh really? ___ who?” 25 Become, finally 26 “Jurassic Park III” star Tea 27 Tommy Lee Jones/Will Smith movie of 1997 29 Twin sister and bandmate of 6-Across 31 Approach bedtime 32 Observant 34 “Diary ___ Wimpy Kid” 36 2006 Winter Olympics host 37 Eur. country with a king 40 Cap’n O.G. ___ (literacypromoting cat and host of 1980s “ABC Weekend Specials”) 41 Chuck Connors TV western, with “The” 46 “Tap takeover” unit 48 Bygone medicated shampoo brand 51 “I smell ___” 52 “Blue” singer LeAnn 54 Last of the Greeks? 55 “Frasier” actress Gilpin 56 Manganese follower 57 Psychic radiance 58 Joker, e.g. 59 Cannes presentation 60 Some family speakers at a notable June 2016 funeral

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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. 912355-4601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health Care for Uninsured People Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. Know Your Water What everyone ought to know about our drinking water (bottled, tap, distilled, reverse osmosis, filtered, alkaline and spring.) Are you paying thousands of money for water that is making you sick? Find out what water is best for your body. FREE Tuesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. 703-989-6995. oggisavannah@gmail. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. La Leche League of Savannah A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. Living Smart Fitness Club An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. Prepared Childbirth Class This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. The Savannah 7-Day Diabetes Repair If you are ready to take control of your 42 life and health, call today, enroll in this

fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

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., July 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 912-395-5070. Rachel.Warren@sccpss. 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. 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 July 1, 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. 912-421-9484. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. Puppet Show & Puppet Making The Puppet Show & Puppet Making is designed for all ages especially the younger kids but not limited to those young at heart. All attendees will learn how to make a simple puppet and enjoy a puppet show afterwards. $15.00 Fri., July 1, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Sat., July 2, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 912-355-3366. puppets@puppetpeople. com. Puppet People Studio, 3119 Furber Ave. Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be

Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. 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, 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. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.


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. 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. 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

Cannons Across the Marsh Artillery and musket firings will be going on throughout the day. Free watermelon and lemonade will be served. $4.50-$7.50 Mon., July 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. gastateparks. org/FortKingGeorge. Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd. SE. Coffee with a Ranger Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. 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. First Saturday Hike This moderately-paced, 3-mile hike will include a talk about the different ecosystems of the park. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellant. Parking pass is $5. $2 first Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. 912-727-2339. FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. Gardening Session Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public first Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. 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. 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. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips,


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hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115.

Pets & Animals

Low Cost Pet Clinic TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin. com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. Operation New Hope Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at, and www. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. St. Almo’s Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2343336. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.

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 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@ Gratitude Circle in the Squares Join Joanne Morton and others on Wednesdays at noon in Thomas Square Neighborhood, the park next to the Bull Street Library. Weekly gathering of positive energy. All are welcome. Free hugs. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. liveoakpl. org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. Guided Silent Prayer Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. Maritime Bethel

Read the Bible in One Year A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 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. continues on p. 44

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Religious & Spiritual

Band of Sisters Prayer Group All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-6638728. capitolcom. org/georgia. Buddhist Meditation All ages, lineages, and newcomers welcome. Our schedule is: Tuesdays 6-7:30

“Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A New Church in the City, For the City Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. 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 for more information or contact today. ongoing. Online only, none.



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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. 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. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Theology on Tap Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

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

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)

During winter, some bears spend months hibernating. Their body temperatures and heart rates drop. They breathe drowsily. Their movements are minimal. Many hummingbirds engage in a similar slow-down -- but they do it every single night. By day they are among the most manic creatures on earth, flapping their wings and gathering sustenance with heroic zeal. When the sun slips below the horizon, they rest with equal intensity. In my estimation, Aries, you don’t need a full-on immersion in idleness like the bears. But you’d benefit from a shorter stint, akin to the hummingbird’s period of dormancy.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

“Dear Dr. Brezsny: A psychic predicted that sometime this year I will fall in love with a convenience store clerk who’s secretly a down-on-his-luck prince of a small African country. She said that he and I have a unique destiny. Together we will break the world’s record for dancing without getting bitten in a pit of cobras while drunk on absinthe on our honeymoon. But there’s a problem. I didn’t have time to ask the psychic how I’ll meet my soulmate, and I can’t afford to pay $250 for another reading. Can you help? - Mopey Taurus.” Dear Mopey: The psychic lied. Neither she nor anyone else can see what the future will bring you. Why? Because what happens will be largely determined by your own actions. I suggest you celebrate this fact. It’s the perfect time to do so: July is Feed Your Willpower Month.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Of all the concert pianos in the world, 80 percent of them are made by Steinway. A former president of the company once remarked that in each piano, “243 taut strings exert a pull of 40,000 pounds on an iron frame.” He said it was “proof that out of great tension may come great harmony.” That will be a potential talent of yours in the coming weeks, Gemini. Like a Steinway piano, you will have the power to turn tension into beauty. But will you actually accomplish this noble goal, or will your efforts be less melodious? It all depends on how much poised selfdiscipline you summon.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22)


Once upon a time, weren’t you the master builder who never finished building your castle? Weren’t you the exile who wandered aimlessly while fantasizing about the perfect sanctuary of the past or the sweet safety zone of the future? Didn’t you perversely nurture the ache that arose from your sense of not feeling at home in the world? I hope that by now you have renounced all of those kinky inclinations. If you haven’t, now would be an excellent time to do so. How might you reinvest the mojo that will

about. Children’s church 11am service. Unity loves all people, just as they are. Sundays. 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah. org. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd.

Special Screenings

Film: Caddyshack Danny Noonan, a teen down on his luck, works as a caddy at the snob-infested Bushwood Country Club to raise money for his college education. In an attempt to gain votes for a college scholarship reserved for caddies, Noonan volunteers to caddy for a prominent and influential club member. $9 Fri., July 1, 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

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be liberated by the demise of those bad habits?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

In accordance with the astrological omens, I have selected three aphorisms by poet James Richardson to guide you. Aphorism #1: “The worst helplessness is forgetting there is help.” My commentary: You have the power to avoid that fate. Start by identifying the sources of healing and assistance that are available to you. Aphorism #2: “You do not have to be a fire to keep one burning.” My commentary: Generate all the heat and light you can, yes, but don’t torch yourself. Aphorism #3: “Patience is not very different from courage. It just takes longer.” My commentary: But it may not take a whole lot longer.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You may not know this, but I am the founder and CEO of Proud To Be Humble, an acclaimed organization devoted to minimizing vanity. It is my sworn duty to protest any ego that exceeds the acceptable limits as defined by the Geneva Convention on Narcissism. However, I now find myself conflicted. Because of the lyrical beauty and bighearted charisma that are currently emanating from your ego, I am unable, in good conscience, to ask you to tone yourself down. In fact, I hereby grant you a license to expand your self-love to unprecedented proportions. You may also feel free to unleash a series of lovely brags.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

The next 28 days will not be a favorable period to sit around passively wishing to be noticed. Nor will it be a good time to wait to be rescued or to trust in others to instigate desirable actions. On the other hand, it will be an excellent phase to be an initiator: to decide what needs to be done, to state your intentions concisely, and to carry out your master plan with alacrity and efficiency. To help ensure your success during the next 28 days, make this declaration each morning before breakfast: “I don’t want to OBSERVE the show. I want to BE the show.”

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

“In life, as in bicycling, pedal when you have to, coast when you can.” So says author James Lough, and now I’m passing on his advice to you -- just in time for your transition from the heavy-pedaling season to the coasting-isfun phase. I suspect that at this juncture in your life story you may be a bit addicted to the heavy pedaling. You could be so accustomed to the intensity that you’re inclined to be suspicious of an opportunity to enjoy ease and grace. Don’t be like that. Accept the gift with innocent gratitude.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

“When a jet flies low overhead, every glass in the cup-

board sings,” writes aphorist James Richardson. “Feelings are like that: choral, not single; mixed, never pure.” That’s always true, but it will be intensely true for you in the coming weeks. I hope you can find a way to tolerate, even thrive on, the flood of ambiguous complexity. I hope you won’t chicken out and try to pretend that your feelings are one-dimensional and easily understandable. In my opinion, you are ripe to receive rich lessons in the beauty and power of mysterious emotions.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Pop artist Andy Warhol said that in the future, everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. His idea had a resonance with the phrase “nine days’ wonder,” which as far back as Elizabethan times referred to a person or event that captured the public’s fascination for a while. You Capricorns are entering a phase when you’re far more likely than usual to bask in the spotlight. Between now and September 2017, I bet you’ll garner at least a short burst of glory, acclaim, or stardom -- perhaps *much* more. Are you ready for your close-up? Have you prepped for the influx of attention that may be coming your way?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

One of my readers, Jay O’Dell, told me this story: “After my cancer surgery, a nurse said to me, ‘You may as well try magical thinking. Regular thinking hasn’t helped.’ I said to the nurse, ‘Well, why the hell not?’ That was seven years ago.” In bringing O’Dell’s testimony to your attention, I don’t mean to suggest you will have any health problems that warrant a strong dose of magical thinking. Not at all. But you may get wrapped up in a psychological twist or a spiritual riddle that would benefit from magical thinking. And what exactly is magical thinking? Here’s one definition: The stories that unfold in your imagination have important effects on what actually happens to you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Let’s talk about X-factors and wild cards and strange attractors. By their very nature, they are unpredictable and ephemeral, even when they offer benevolent breakthroughs. So you may not even notice their arrival if you’re entranced by your expectations and stuck in your habitual ways. But here’s the good news, Pisces: Right now you are not unduly entranced by your expectations or stuck in your habits. Odds are high that you will spy the sweet twists of fate -- the X-factors and wild cards and strange attractors -- as they float into view. You will pounce on them and put them to work while they’re still fresh. And then they will help you hike your ratings or get the funding you need or animate the kind of love that heals.

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Film: East of Eden Eliza Kazan directs James Dean in this John Steinbeck retelling of the classic Cain and Abel story. In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask (Dean) feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Thu., June 30, 8 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Stripes Hard-luck cabbie John Winger — directionless after being fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend — enlists in the U.S. Army with his close pal, Russell Ziskey. After his barely satisfactory performance in basic training, the irreverent Winger emerges as the figurehead for a ragtag band of Army misfits. $9 Sat., July 2, 8 p.m. lucastheatre. com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Where to Invade Next To show what the USA can learn from rest of the world, director Michael Moore playfully visits various nations in Europe and Africa as a one-man “invader” to take their ideas and practices for America. Thu., June 30, 6 p.m. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. Film: Jaws You know the story. When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under Sat., July 2, 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater. org. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Film: The Notebook This month’s feature film is a tearjerker for all ages, “The Notebook,” starring James Garner, Gena Rowlands, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. We all know the story: a poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich your woman and gives her a sense of freedom. But they are soon separated by their social differences. $10 General Admission, $9 Theater Members Fri., July 1, 7-9 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Mystery Jamie Farr Film Most people remember Jamie Farr for his hilarious role as the cross-dressing Corporal Klinger in the hit 1970s wartime dramedy M*A*S*H. However, we’ve uncovered a flat-out bizarre theatrical film he made that demands to be seen by a wider audience. It’s creepy, freaky, grotesque and - at times - hilarious. In other words, it’s a cult film just begging for its own cult. $7 Wed., June 29, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Released 14 years after the instantly popular “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” this sequel follows Toula and her husband Ian through married life and brings back her memorable family. Doors open 30 minutes before each show, and our concession stand offers beer, wine, soft drinks, hot popcorn, and candy. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and Under Wed., June 29, 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave.

Film: Tomorrowland Starring George Clooney, this science fiction movie is based on the futuristic land found in Disney theme parks and follows the story of a teenage girl who happens upon an alternate dimension known as “Tomorrowland.” $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under Fri., July 1, 3-5 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater. org. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Film: Turtle: The Incredible Journey The first installment in Gray’s Reef Tuesday, films featuring the wonders of the ocean and Georgia Coast. This documentary is about a female loggerhead turtle who follows the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Suggested donation of $5 Tue., July 5, 7-8:30 p.m. 912472-4790. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave.

Sports & Games

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

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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. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. 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. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Sav. Strider Weekly Group Run or Walk Downtown Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. PICKSavannah Bananas Vs. the Fayetteville SwampDogs. $9 Fri., July 1, 7 p.m. thesavannahbananas. com. Vs. the Gastonia Grizzlies. $9 Wed., June 29, 7 p.m. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Children’s Grief Support Group Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive.

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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. 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. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. Free Monthly Support Group for New & Expectant Parents Come and meet fellow parents and kids. Discuss and learn different ways to enjoy parenthood. Cate Glyn-Jones, registered nurse, midwife, and lactation consultant, will be on hand to answer all of your questions. This is a free event with refreshments served and takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Free first Tuesday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-544-6387. support@ Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Gambling Problem 12 Step Program Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730. Georgia Scleroderma Support Group A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912-414-3827. ongoing. Grief Support Groups Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. HospiceSavannah. org/GriefSupport.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Meeting This group is open to individuals with cancers of the head and neck area and their caregivers. At the meetings, we have a brief discussion from experts in the treatment of head and neck cancer and allow time for group discussion. For more information, please call Suzy Buelvas at 912-350-7845. Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m. 912-350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Heartbeats for Life Free support and education group for those who have suffered from or want to prevent or reverse heart disease and/or diabetes. One Tuesday/month, 6pm. Free and open to the public. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. 912-598-8457. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Klinefelter Syndrome/47-XXY Support Group For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47-XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. ongoing. Legacy Group: For individuals with advanced and recurrent cancer. Group addresses the concerns of advanced and recurrent cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for a specific session and to learn about the group, please call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-3507845. ongoing. 912-350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave. Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call or see website for info. Located in the Summit Cancer Care office at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-3507845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Narcotics Anonymous Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-238-5925. Overeaters Anonymous Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Savannah meetings Mon 6:30pm, Wed 5:30pm, Fri 6:30 p.m. See website for locations and info, or call 912358-7150. ongoing. Parents of Children with IEP’s (Individualized Education Plans) For parents of children attending ChathamSavannah Public School System who have IEP plans, to offer mutual support through the challenges of the IEP process. Email for info. ongoing. Parents of Ill Children Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Case manager facilitates the meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info ongoing. 912350-5616. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Ave.

Parkinson’s Support Group The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds Street. Featuring medical and therapeutic guest speakers, join us for discussion, support, and new community activities. For more information, call Fran McCarey at 912-819-2224. ongoing. 912355-6347. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Prostate Cancer Support Group: Man to Man This group is for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Meets in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. 912-897-3933. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Rape Crisis Center Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912-233-7273. ongoing. Real Talk Real Talk and Peer to Peer is a support group for the LGBT community to come together to sit, eat and socialize while talking about issues relevant to the community. Meetings are completely confidential and private. Meets in the Lecture Conference Room. first Monday of every month, 4-5 p.m. 912-231-0123 ext. 1410. Chatham Care Center, 107 Fahm St. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/ caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. ongoing. 912-858-2335. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. SBC Toastmasters Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to the art of public speaking. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, members learn to speak more precisely and confidently via prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and constructive evaluations. It’s fun, informative, and a great way to network with area professionals. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. 912663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. Sex Addicts Anonymous If you believe you have a problem with sex addiction (or are wondering if you might) and you want to change your behavior, we recommend that you attend a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous. The only requirement is a desire to stop your addictive sexual behavior. Meets Mondays at 7 pm. Call for venue information. ongoing. 731-412-0183. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Spinal Injury Support Group Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-3508900. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

Spouse/Life Partner Support Group Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Survivors of Suicide Support Group Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an ongoing support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912-6291089. ongoing. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Teens Nurturing Teens (Cancer Support) Support group for teens with a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. Meets at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for information. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Teens With No One to Turn To Help for people ages 11-18, or concerned parents of teens. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-234-4048. Young Survival Coalition Young breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and Coastal Georgia area are invited to join this group. Meetings include presentations from local medical community and discussions. Meetings conducted in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. 912-897-3933. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.


Savannah Dan Onstage Sit back and relax while Savannah Dan takes you through Savannah’s deep history with his personal style that will have you hanging on his every word, laughing out loud and captivated by stories told uniquely by Savannah Dan in the comfortable airconditioned Historic Savannah Theater. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 2 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. Theatre: Red, White and Tuna A satirical play written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard about Texas’ third smallest town is the third part of the popular Tuna series. In part three, some new Tuna residents burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. $12 June 30-July 2, 7:30 p.m. 912-344-2801. about. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

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OPERATIONS MANAGER Bitterroot Valley Forest Products is looking to add to its quality management! Available Position: Operations Manager Requirements: Must have 5 years of verifiable production management. Must be familiar with OSHA guidelines and regulations. Applicant must have forklift trainer certification. Must have some experience with all of the following and willing to learn all components of the operation: spotter truck, dust collector, moulder machine, treat line and mixing station, welder, vacuum coat paint lines and all related equipment pertaining to our manufacturing process. MUST HAVE STRONG MECHANICAL BACKGROUND. Must be able to maintain and supervise all maintenance of manufacturing equipment. Additional skills needed: some electrical and plumbing. BVFP operates in an 85,000 sq.ft. facility, and applicant would be required to manage all productions and product storage areas as well as production supply inventories. Please send resume to Mike@ Apply for this position using the contact information below. Company: Bitterroot Valley Forest Products/SAV. Email:

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