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Wednesday / 13
Film: Malamore (Sick Love)
A few months back, the PFS had planned to show this extremely interesting and virtually unknown WWI drama, but that screening had to be postponed due to technical difficulties. This is the make-up date for that film. Malamore is the final motion picture directed by the underappreciated Italian filmmaker Eriprando Visconti before his untimely death. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7
Concert: Barry Greene SUN / 17
Coastal Jazz Association welcomes Jacksonville jazz artist Barry Greene. 5-7 p.m Hotel Indigo, 201 W. Bay St, $20, free for CJA members and students coastaljazz.org
Film: The Good Dinosaur
This 3D Animated comedy adventure from Pixar Animated Studios and Walt Disney Pictures tells the story of what Earth might be like if dinosaurs had never gone extinct. 3-5 & 7-9 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under 912-472-4790. firstname.lastname@example.org. tybeeposttheater.org
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.
Kix96 & Nash Icon 102.1 Presents The 2nd Annual Savannah Country Show Down
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Win $100,000 in cash & prizes in America’s #1 Country Talent Search, Remaining Qualifying Rounds: July 15th, 22nd with the finale on July 29th. Get your entry form online at www.kix96.com or www.savannahnashicon.com or pick up and entry form at the Kix96 & Nash Icon 102.1 studios located 214 television Circle. 8-10 p.m Coach’s Corner 3016 Victory Dr. Thunderbolt, GA 31404 912-352-2933
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BeachCurious Ride SUN / 17
The Savannah Bicycle Campaign hosts this ride. Explore the island, then hit the beach for a seaside ride to North Beach. Approximate distance is 10 miles. 10 a.m Jaycee Park, Intersection of Campbell and Van Horne 912-443-7770 bicyclecampaign.org
Vs. the Gastonia Grizzlies. 7 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9 thesavannahbananas.com
Thursday / 14
Concert: Royal Blues
We’re paying tribute to the honorifics of American blues. All rise as we welcome the music of Lady Day, the Queen of Jazz, and Ambassador Satch. 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $25
Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Filmed 14 years after the wildly successful “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” the sequel follows Toula and her husband Ian through married life and brings back her memorable family. 3-5 & 7-9 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under tybeeposttheater.org
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Richmond Hill History Museum Open Film: American Graffiti House Before there was Star Wars, there was Drop in to see the new displays, interpretive panels, photos and artifacts depicting life on Bryan Neck over the years including native Americans, African American heritage, rice cultivation, plantations, the Civil War, Henry Ford era and industries such as fishing, shrimping, oystering and moonshining. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave.
George Lucasâ€™ classic coming of age story, American Graffiti, featuring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard, as a couple of high school grads spending one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. Followed by a post show Q&A. 7 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.
Friday / 15
The Dolphin Project screens this documentary, which gives explicit, scientific explanations of the sounds in the ocean. For ages 8 and up. 6:30 p.m Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. Donations appreciated email@example.com
When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. This event is a fundraiser for Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $9
Film: Hotel Transylvania 2
A film about kid friendly monsters, original voices from the first film returned for the sequel which takes place seven years after the wildly popular first installment. 3-5 & 7-9 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under 912-472-4790. firstname.lastname@example.org. tybeeposttheater.org
Vs. the Holly Springs Salamanders. 7 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9 thesavannahbananas.com
Theatre: The Wizard of Oz
This bold retelling puts Dorothy in the middle of an attic where she greets the band of characters that help her journey down a path that is filled with mishaps and detours. 8-10 p.m Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. $15 or Pay-What-You-Can , 912.421.9484. savannahstagecompany.com
Saturday / 16
Concert: Little Country Giants
Delivering pure, simple, and timeless rustic songs touching on country, bluegrass, and rural blues, husband-and-wife duo Cameron Federal and Russell Cook produce artful work on par with the finest n of the expansive genre. 8-10 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $20 Reserved Seating, $18 Theater Members tybeeposttheater.org
Grab your blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic, bring your kids, friends, families and neighbors and join us for free movies in Memorial Park at sunset on the third Saturday of every month this summer. 7:30 p.m Memorial Park on Tybee, 403 Butler Ave. Free 912-472-5071
Forsyth Farmers Market
Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Forsyth Park forsythfarmersmarket.com
Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. third Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public
Savannah Open Black Rodeo
The Southeastern Rodeo Association presents the first Savannah Open Black Rodeo. 7:30 p.m Martin Luther King Jr Arena, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.
Theatre: The Wizard of Oz
This bold retelling puts Dorothy in the middle of an attic where she greets the band of characters that help her journey down a path that is filled with mishaps and detours. 8-10 p.m Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. $15 or Pay-What-You-Can savannahstagecompany.com
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Film: The Wizard of Oz
Film: Sonic Sea
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Unity in the Community
Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. third Saturday, Sunday of every month River Street, River St.
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Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. third Saturday, Sunday of every month River Street, River St.
Monday / 18
Monday Night Big Band Show
The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra perform on the riverfront. Ticket price includes the show and a complimentary drink. 7 p.m The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. $15 westinsavannah.com/Big-Band-Mondays
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The Crash Comedy Show
The Crash Comedy Show is an hour long, anything goes monthly variety comedy show created and curated by local comedian/improviser John R Brennan. Every show features a different cast of local comedians, musicians and artists from all walks. This month features Brianne Halverson, Nichelle Stephens, Jacob Buckner, Corinna Wollmann, Caleb Williamson and Jonathon Bottoms. 7:30-9 p.m Sunday / 17 The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Concert: Tybee City Limits Free The monthly live music variety show email@example.com. presents three outstanding energetic acts: SavannahsImprovCompany.com Ray Tomasino and his band High Velocity, Film: Winter, The Dolphin That Can Nightingale News, and The Accomplices Part of Gray’s Reef Tuesday: films featurdrummer Stan Ray opening the show. ing the wonders of the ocean and Georgia 8-10 p.m coast. A baby dolphin caught in a crab The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. trap rope is rescued, beginning a series of $15 General Admission, $13.50 Theater events that has become one of the most Members inspiring stories of our generation. 912-472-4790. firstname.lastname@example.org. 7-9 p.m tybeeposttheater.org The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Northbound, Lost Boy, Kinder Than Suggested donation of $5 Wolves, Snowfort, Kennedy Curse 912-472-4790. email@example.com. Coastal Rock Productions presents this tybeeposttheater.org concert that includes indie-rock, emo-core and hardcore. wednesday / 20 6:30 p.m Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. Film: Giant Insect Movie Mystery $8 advance, $10 day of
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Tuesday / 19
Vs. the Martinsville Mustangs. 7 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9 thesavannahbananas.com
While the exact title of this mid-’90s lowbudget horror-comedy film will remain a secret until showtime, it’s a fun blast of old-fashioned monster movie madness featuring tiny insects which mutate into giant, flying creatures after contact with alien DNA. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $6
Film: Kung Fu Panda 3
The third installment in the hugely popular animated franchise follows the journey of the Dragon Warrior, Po the Panda. 3 & 7 p.m The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under tybeeposttheater.org
News & Opinion Editor’s Note
The reckoning time by Jim Morekis
AND TO THINK the Orlando shooting was only a month ago. The worst mass shooting in U.S. history was just one catastrophic headline out of many this summer. And summer ain’t over yet. The Pulse tragedy came amid a horrific wave of terror attacks in the Middle East which killed many hundreds but garnered little attention here. Let’s just say social media wasn’t abuzz with concern. Closer to home, two killings of black men by police came in rapid succession. A smaller casualty list, to be sure, but because of the long, unabated history of these incidents, just as impactful, with reverberations around the world. Then came Dallas. The night the police were killed, I heard Dallas Police Chief David Brown talk about “triangulated fire,” and thought I was hallucinating or in a fever dream. JFK was assassinated on the same street. I feel like we’re living in a Don DeLillo or Thomas Pynchon novel, all sinister synchronicity and deep narrative, against an ominous backdrop of inevitable violence. Or if sci-fi is more your bag: There was even a RoboCop. After Dallas, people began saying “Civil War” in earnest. (The New York Post ran that headline in its early edition before cooler heads prevailed.) “Did this start a civil war?” people ask. The answer of course is that civil war is already here. We’re living it. This is what civil war looks like: Mass shootings every other week, cops killing people, people ambushing cops, an all but unbridgeable racial divide, useless politicians vying to govern an ungovernable nation. All aided and abetted by an inescapable social media culture which incentivizes as much divisiveness, polarization, and
In the meantime, the actual human flesh-and-blood cops who I know personally run the gamut of life experience. They might be the most diverse workforce in our community: Black, white, gay, straight, young, old, male, female, conservative, and yes, plenty of liberals too. Over the years most all Americans— some of us more than others, to be sure— have helped create this cavernous divide that sets police apart from citizens. Post-9/11, police have morphed into an occupying paramilitary force in many areas of the country, armed with the newest high-tech equipment, with the accompanying Us vs. Them mindset. At the same time—as Chief Brown has said—we also expect police officers to serve as underpaid, unlicensed stand-ins for the mental health professionals and social workers and substance abuse counselors this country consistently refuses to adequately fund and support. And as Brown poignantly says, in some cases police are expected to serve as parental substitutes as well, in those communities where the influence of the family has deteriorated to nearly nothing. There’s never an excuse for racial bias, whether on an individual basis or an institutional one. Things have to change, or the civil war we find ourselves in will undoubtedly continue, and undoubtedly claim more lives and treasure. But until such time as police are all replaced by robots, they’re also still people, and they still come from our ranks. In every city and country, police are a reflection of the community’s priorities, whatever they may be. We all need to have a hand in helping remake police more in the community’s image. And maybe we can manage to remake our own image at the same time. Sounds counterintuitive, maybe even offensive or insensitive to some, but this moment of national crisis is the worst possible time to ostracize law enforcement. If we leave it up to police to police themselves, we already know the result. cs
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more support from the city. I have been so delighted to see all of the fans supporting the Savannah Bananas. We left the game last night and I was really concerned for the safety of the fans leaving the game.
The lights in the Daffin are very poor. Most cars were parked in the dark. It would take one shooting or mugging to undo so much of the great effort by the Bananas to keep baseball in Savannah.
It would be so great to see a police presence in the parking areas too. Lori
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emotional extremes as possible. You’ve probably read a hundred things over the weekend about police, racism, and the endless, endlessly stupid argument over Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter (can we all just accept that the name of the group is Black Lives Matter and shut up about it? If you don’t like the name, start your own group and call it whatever you want.) I figure the last thing you want to hear is a middle-aged white dude’s opinion about race and police brutality, so I’ll stick to what I know. Here in Savannah the one thing most everyone seems to agree on is we need more cops, not fewer. This past Sunday’s peaceful Black Lives Matter march downtown was a sliver of hope in a quickly darkening world. Organizers and police worked together in a spirit of cooperation. The fact that this happened in our strifetorn city whose Number 1 and Number 1A issues for decades have been violent crime and racial discord made it all the more inspiring. It is entirely possible that Savannah’s famous insularity could shield us from the national breakdown in mutual trust and in law and order which is playing out in front of our eyes. But let’s be frank. It was a truce, and a necessary one, but like all truces it can be shattered with a single shot. These truths we hold self-evident: 1) Police departments all over the nation are faced with the task of long overdue reform and the necessity of a serious paradigm shift in training and technique; 2) Locally we still have a high level of violent crime which will still need to be addressed by cops, especially in a sociocultural environment where even law-abiding gun ownership carries increasing stigma. I frankly don’t know why anyone would want to be a police officer today at double the salary. Let’s put it this way: Get used to seeing more RoboCops.
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A Savannahian in Paris by Jessica Leigh Lebos
JULY 13-19, 2016
When you arrive in Paris fresh off the red eye, do not—I repeat, do NOT—give in to the temptation to take a nap. Even if your head is full of fizz from the Champagne served by red-lipsticked flight attendants (Air France keeps it so classy in coach!) and the six-hour time change has tangled up your circadian rhythms into a dissonant jangle, you must. Not. Sleep. “Otherwise, you’ll waste three days on jet lag,” warned NYU Paris student Jordan Veitinger, home for the summer working at the 5 Spot, where we dined the night before our departure. “Just throw down your bags, get a coffee and go.” Jordan’s advice proved most valuable. It was 10am when we arrived in the Marais district, a culturally-rich neighborhood of cobblestoned streets dating back to the 1200’s where Victor Hugo penned Les Misérables. Bleary-eyed, we schlepped our giant American suitcases up narrow spiral stairs to the 17th-century apartment I booked on ParisAddress.com, a sunny roost that looked out onto a shared courtyard blooming with red geraniums, pink hollyhocks and a neighbor who liked to exercise in his underpants. Two tiny loft spaces meant each kid had their own “room”—a rarity on our travel budget—though they were more impressed with the apartment’s fancy Nespresso machine than that Jim Morrison died in the building next door. The crisp white duvets beckoned, but we headed back through the cerulean blue iron gates to explore the architectural feast that lay within walking distance of our domicile temporaraire on Rue de Beautreillis, aided by several tiny cups of espresso each. (And you thought NotreDame’s buttresses were flying!) We whirled through many iconic checkpoints on that very afternoon with my parents, seasoned Parisian visitors who rented their own place in the Marais for the entire month, part of their sagacious plan to spend their children’s inheritance while they’re still around to enjoy it with us. My indefatigable mother led us past the historic administrative offices of the Hotel de Villem, draped in rainbow flags to express solidarity for the Orlando tragedy, to Île de la Cité, where the famous cathedral rises into the sky in all its Gothic gargoylian glory. From 8 the gardens, we walked to the sunken
Holocaust Memorial, still cordoned off from the recent flooding as the Seine lapped its famous banks. We crossed over the Pont au Double to the English book purveyor Shakespeare and Co. and later sipped melted chocolate at Angelina’s, overloading our senses until the olfactorily-challenged members of the family staged a small revolt after too much time in a cheese shop. A word on multi-generational travel: It can be hard to herd everyone at the same pace, especially when the spry septuagenarians forge forth and the teenagers trail behind with their faces in their phones. Plus, there’s always that one person who always gets distracted by shoe stores (how will I
know what’s chic if I don’t browse?!) We found that assigning one person at a time as Le Chef in charge of routes and maps can prevent meltdowns, except for that time I took the lead and marched everyone into traffic on the Champs Elysées. By the end of that first day we were all punch drunk (some of us regular drunk from a bottle of rosé with dinner), and we fell into bed exhausted and fully adjusted to Parisian time. We all know that wherever you go, there you are, so you know I packed my Savannah-colored glasses, the ones with the civic-centric lenses. I was particularly interested how Paris handles being what
journalist and recent Savannah guest Elizabeth Becker cites in her best-selling Overbooked one of the best examples of tourism in the world. Obviously, Paris dwarfs our little Southern American hamlet in size and scope, its habitation documented from prehistoric times, its politics and history and art fused in layers so complex and deep that my public school education never even began to touch them. (Though my high school French served quite well, merci beaucoup. And I did get creepily close to the artfully-arranged skulls and bones in the Catacombs, ancient limestone quarries deep below the metro trains and plumbing where six million bodies were re-interred in the 1700s after existing cemeteries started, er, overflowing.) Paris has a lot to handle in any season with more than 32 million visitors a year, but this summer is particularly tricky. Last November’s terrorist attacks means armed soldiers regularly stroll through public spaces, though I never saw anyone stopped or frisked. The famous public transportation system ran on time and boasted classically-trained busking musicians, but most subway cars and buses were standing room only at all hours. More upsettingly, some cafés ran out of croissants by 9am. Peak tourist season was still a month off, but the streets were already full of international brigades of rowdy soccer fans in town for the 2016 Euro Cup. I went against every hooligan-fearing instinct in my neurotic brain to follow the futbol-mad members of the family to a match at the 80,000 person Stade de France, where the super-tight security and intelligent funneling of bodies allowed me to relax and enjoy watching Iceland beat Austria in the last two seconds. I haven’t seen that many grown men cry at once since group therapy in the ‘90s. And the museums! We eschewed the long lines at the Louvre and the Musee D’Orsay for the Picasso Museum and the small (by Paris standards) Musée Marmottan Monet, home to “Impression, Soleil Levant,” the painting that launched the Impressionist movement. Our minds were blown by the Musée de la Chasse and de la Nature, dedicated to the region’s nature vs. man lore and fancifully combining hunting artifacts, contemporary art and taxidermy. We may have missed the Mona Lisa, but we thought it better to digest smaller rooms rather than spend seven hours wandering huge halls with thousands of other cranky tourists. (In case you weren’t aware, teenagers hate museums. All museums. Even the
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ones with a stuffed giraffe poking its neck through the floor.) One of the points of Overbooked is that cities with the most successful tourism plan for the people who live there, and any added infrastructure is built to be accessible to all. Paris’ public bike system is clearly a hit with the locals, who cruise from one arrondissement to another on the sturdy frames all day long, silk scarves streaming behind them and front baskets overflowing with fresh baguettes. Abandoning the grandparents and kids to each other one afternoon, my husband and I rented a pair at one of the kiosks pas de problème and rode to the Eiffel Tower along a well-marked bike route. Though apparently bus drivers also like to use this lane, too, which gave me occasion to use the filthy French I’ve been saving up all these years. On another note, I’m so pleased to see on the Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s new bike map that our city plans to offer several more public bike outposts around the historic district. That isn’t to say that Parisians don’t have their issues, and they aren’t afraid to march about them. A 20,000 person demonstration against President Hollande’s labor reforms at the Place de Bastille near our metro stop closed down the streets for hours as gerdarmerie in
A word on multi-generational travel: It can be hard to herd everyone at the same pace, especially when the spry septuagenarians forge forth and the teenagers trail behind with their faces in their phones. full riot gear directed traffic. Several more protests cropped up during the week, and the French Robocops gave them a wide but impenetrable berth when we tried to look on. But even with a recent garbage strike, there was still way less litter on the streets of Paris than the gauntlet of discarded fastfood bags along Abercorn. And the only shots fired were by feet at goalposts. The less demonstrative locals appeared to take it all in stride as they lounged in the cafés in those pretty cane chairs, smoking hand rolled cigarettes and rolling their eyes over Brexit. I mean, these are the people who perfected the art of blasé, although I noticed with great consternation that the chic-est among them paired their tailored frocks with Adidas sneakers. Underneath the jaded façade, I found
that Parisians are a generous lot, eager to share their pride of place as well as food and drink. (Kind of like Southerners, though I don’t see that kiss-on-bothcheeks thing happening around here.) My brother had the good fortune to marry a gorgeous French woman a few years ago, and we spent an afternoon just beyond la peripherie of the city in her mother’s glorious garden with our extended family and friends, savoring saucisson and more rosé (Savannah’s Best Sommelier Jason Restivo promised me back in May that the whole world is drinking pink wine right now, and he was right!) Yet even on another continent, my own city was never far from my over-stimulated mind. Surrounded by centuries stacked around a city bustling with people working
and living, I couldn’t help but see shades of Savannah everywhere: Sitting in the grass of the Place de Vosges, the oldest planned square in Paris bordered by fabulous homes built for the friends of Henri IV. Peeking through wrought iron gates to glimpse secret jardins or hanging laundry. Looking out onto the steeples and skyscrapers from the roof of the ultra-modern Centre de Pompidou and sensing that past, present and possibility somehow can exist at once. Even Le Marais translates as “the marsh.” My provincial perspective was surely boosted by the sight of actual other Savannahians: One magical evening, just after the nightly sparklefest at Le Tour Eiffel, we ran into Geoff Repella with partner Warren Bimblick and daughter Grace. Later in the trip we took the fast train to Provence, where the SCAD family welcomed us to its magnifique Lacoste campus, housed in a mountainside medieval village with its own chateaux and rosé vintage, the bee flag flying above the lavender fields. So maybe the French connection isn’t so far-fetched, and when it comes to a blueprint for a wondrous destination that gets it right, we’ll always have Paris. Still, it was nice to get back to the real marsh, where ordering ice in your wine isn’t such a faux pas. I guess it’s true that there’s no place like home—or your own bed. cs
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You know what they say about opinions and bellybuttons: Everybody’s got one, but they don’t necessarily need to be thrown around in public. But when it comes to updating the Comprehensive Plan, the Metropolitan Planning Commission really wants yours. (Your opinion, that is. Your navel, notsomuch.)
collaboration that bridges the governmental and grassroots sectors. Emergent Savannah is the non-partisan community activist group that aims to educate and involve more residents in civic life, drawing 80 to 100 people to its monthly Monday Means Community forums at the Sentient Bean. In June, it hosted “Politics of Place,” featuring urban planners, zoning attorneys and MPC Executive Director Tom Thomson, who touched upon the Comprehensive Plan during the discussion.
affordable housing, but where people think it should go,” says Jackson. “When it comes to corridor development, we want to know what the people in those neighborhoods want.” Anyone unable to make Thursday’s sessions is encouraged to a short survey on the MPC website (www.thempc.org). Both Papy and Jackson hope that the relationships that Emergent Savannah has cultivated in the community will increase and diversify participation in the information gathering process.
“I saw an opportunity to reach people we hadn’t talked to before. I’m really impressed with the way the Emergent Savannah folks are working to move things forward, and I thought if we partnered with them, they could help us get the word out.” The MPC oversees the Comprehensive Plan, a massive document that encompasses a multitude of issues and strategies affecting life in Savannah and Chatham County. It was adopted in 2006 by the Chatham County Commission and the City of Savannah as part of the Tricentennial Plan that also includes the new unified zoning ordinance (aka the “NewZo”) and requires periodic refreshment to ensure its relevance. In addition to informing individual codes and policies, the Comprehensive Plan addresses long term issues like tourism, workforce development, storm water management and affordable housing. “It serves as a ‘vision document’ for the county commissioners and the city council,” explains Jackie Johnson, the MPC’s director of Comprehensive and Natural Resources Planning. “It’s a guiding tool for the goals and strategies they use in their everyday decisions to see if they’re following what the community wants.” Jackson has led a series of public meetings over the last year to gather citizen input for the latest update, which happens every five years. But after a forum hosted by Emergent Savannah last month, she and her team decided to take a different tactic. Instead of the requisite presentation, the MPC has teamed up with Emergent Savannah for two casual open house sessions this Thursday, July 14. “We always do our meetings in the same way, and I wanted to do something that wasn’t the norm,” says Jackson of the
“There was such an amazing turnout,” recalls Jackson. “I saw an opportunity to reach people we hadn’t talked to before. I’m really impressed with the way the Emergent Savannah folks are working to move things forward, and I thought if we partnered with them, they could help us get the word out.” Emergent Savannah Executive Director Coco Papy was happy to oblige, since the initial conversation barely broached the subject. “At the Politics of Place event we learned a little about the history of the Comprehensive Plan,” says Papy. “But like most topics we tend to examine, it’s massive, and we weren’t able to really delve into what it is and why people need to be involved in the process. We’re excited to have the chance to follow up.” The Emergent Savannah crew will help facilitate the informal two-hour morning and evening sessions that will follow the format of the group’s World Café events where attendees interact with experts in small groups. Anyone—non-Chatham residents and visitors included—can drop in to learn more or offer insights at stations focusing on public transportation, sea level rise, affordable housing and the redevelopment of the economic corridors of MLK Blvd., Waters Ave. and Wheaton Street. MPC representatives will answer questions and explain particular zoning nuances, but mostly they’re there to listen and record what citizens have to say. “We’re asking the hard questions, not just about whether we need more
“What we see is vital and necessary is making sure that there are a bunch of people at the table—and not the same old people. We want to hear the voices that aren’t being heard,” says Papy, whose recent TEDx talk covered the importance claiming one’s place at the proverbial table—that place in society “where things get done.” “It’s about demystifying the bureaucratic process and making it accessible.” The partnership between the MPC and Emergent Savannah is a significant step in creating more access—and perhaps a harbinger of a time when all citizens feel comfortable availing their informed opinions for the public good. In the meantime, Jackson and her staff will collate the feedback from the open house and the online survey for more workshops and a definitive recommendation in the coming months. The Comprehensive Plan update will be voted on by City Council and the Chatham County Commission later this summer. “Our elected officials will refer back to it, and it serves as an indicator for their decisions,” emphasizes Jackson. “This is a real chance to affect the future.” cs
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Better mental health for all by Richard Walls WHEN DISCUSSING the topic of health issues plaguing Americans, mental health isn’t always among the top choices for conversation. Within many communities, the presence of mental illnesses can often be ignored and disregarded as unimportant. This attitude should be viewed as particularly troubling in an environment where mental health issues are becoming increasingly more common across various age groups. The National Alliance on Mental Illness indicates that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences mental illness, while one in five youth aged 13-18 experiences a severe mental disorder at some point in their life. For minorities, the issue of mental illness can be even greater when considering specific factors. In recognition of this, July is nationally recognized as the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to enhance public awareness of mental illness and mental illness among minorities. One of the primary purposes is to improve factors such as access to mental health treatment that often disproportionately affects members of specific communities. This attention to increased awareness is important towards combating negative trends present among minorities. AfricanAmericans and Hispanic Americans used mental health services at about one-half the rate of Caucasian Americans in the past year and Asian-Americans at about one-third the rate. This failure to get help is even more troubling when considering the larger implications. Studies have shown that individuals with serious mental illnesses face an increased risk of having chronic medical conditions. In fact, the NAMI indicates that adults in the U.S. living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than others, largely due to treatable medical conditions. This implies that a prolonged mental illness can lead to higher likelihoods of diseases such as diabetes or heart disease due to the cumulative effects of factors such as diet and lifestyle choices. For many these cumulative effects could include bypassing treatment in favor of substance abuse.
African-Americans and Hispanic Americans used mental health services at about one-half the rate of Caucasian Americans in the past year and Asian-Americans at about onethird the rate.
Someone who has become familiar with these sorts of disparities is Teneka Gerido. While serving as the program manager and a counselor for the Clubhouse in Savannah funded by the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities, she provides a variety of services to families with youth ages 13 to 17 who suffer from issues such as substance abuse as the result of mental illness. In regards to the issue of limited access she says, “I think it is a deterrent for many people that say, ‘I don’t have the money for this so I’m just not going to go.’ We do service a lot of those who are below the poverty line but there are a lot of services we can connect to get somebody service.” Gerido emphasizes that despite those issues of access and income, the biggest obstacle to treatment in many communi-
ties is the perception of the treatment itself. “With AfricanAmericans a lot of times there are mental health issues but we do not get treated for them because of the way it is viewed within our community.” This common stigma would serve as a major motivation for the introduction of the minority mental health awareness month in honor of the work of Bebe Moore Campbell. Campbell was an author, advocate, cofounder of NAMI Urban Los Angeles, and national spokesperson. Much of her life’s work was dedicated for mental health
education and support among individuals of diverse communities. In 2005 she began work within communities to build support for a month that would be dedicated towards providing mental health information. She would rally this support through holding book signings, speaking in churches and forming the National Minority Mental Health Taskforce. After succumbing to brain cancer in 2006, her work was rewarded in 2008 when the US House of Representatives announced the naming of the month in her honor. In one 2005 statement, she managed to provide an answer to the question of mistrust in mental health treatment which now serves as the motivation for the cause. “We need a national campaign to destigmatize mental illness, especially one targeted towards African-Americans…It’s not shameful to have a mental illness. Get treatment. Recovery is possible.” The success of treatment and recovery is largely measured by the health provider’s ability to address those cultural stigmas and allow them to dictate what kind of treatment is given. This is a perspective that Andrea Liverman is well aware of. As a counselor at the Hope Counseling Center of Savannah, Liverman utilizes a variety of methods such as psychotherapy and child social skills groups that are intended to provide patients with the best treatment possible. In many cases this simply means being open to fair discussions. “We want to make sure that they feel supported and that we are listening to them. We need to show that we care about what they’re saying.” This sort of open communication will continue to help to erase the negative stigma associated with mental health treatment across America which could begin to change more lives and in many cases save them. cs
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Why are people afraid of bugs?
Why are humans so afraid of insects? My first response is to think that insects spoil our food, and a single insect can quickly turn into many, but mice and birds eat our food too, and mice carry diseases. But almost nobody is afraid of birds, and mice don’t inspire nearly the same revulsion that insects do. —Nathan I DON’T KNOW that I’d nominate mice as an exemplar of an unscary stimulus, to be honest—fear of mice is one of the most common fears out there. It’s got its own entry as a phobia in the DSM-IV, and in most surveys it’s right up there with fears of spiders, snakes, dogs, and insects. I’ll
give you birds, though. Nobody’s afraid of birds. But it is true there’s a special weight attached to the fear of bugs, which has received more attention in the scientific literature than mouse phobia has. Plus, there was that Jeff Daniels movie. I’m conflating spiders and insects here, though spiders are of course arachnids; I don’t think too many bug-phobes are busy worrying that distinction. In fact, researchers often collapse a whole bunch of critters into a small-animals category that also includes snakes, worms, etc., being less interested in creature-specific fear than in what motivates powerful fear responses in general. So why bugs? Some say, maybe unsurprisingly, that it’s evolution: there may just be things humans are genetically predisposed to fear because they once presented us with a distinct mortal threat. Spiders, for instance: “Humans were at perennial, unpredictable and significant risk of encountering highly venomous spiders in their ancestral environments,” Joshua New, a professor of psychology at Barnard, told the Sunday Times in 2014. Eventually, the idea goes, awareness of that risk crept into our DNA. New was coauthor of a study that year suggesting that humans retain a special
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But it is true there’s a special weight attached to the fear of bugs, which has received more attention in the scientific literature than mouse phobia has. ability to quickly identify spiders in our visual field. Subjects answered questions about images they’d seen flashed on a computer screen, which included depictions of spiders, flies, and hypodermic needles as well as abstract shapes. The subjects recalled seeing the spiders better than anything else, having evolved—the authors surmised—the need to detect spiders’ presence tout suite. Tests on young children have also lent credence to the idea that there are some fears people are inherently inclined toward. One 2008 paper, for instance, reported that infants associated footage of snakes with audio of a frightened-sounding voice. Similarly, you’ll see it argued that a famous depth-perception experiment from the 1960s called the “visual cliff”—in which human babies and young animals must decide whether it’s safe to crawl onto a solid but transparent plank suspended above the floor—demonstrates an innate fear of falling in species that don’t fly or swim. As always with evolutionary psychology, not everyone’s buying it. Some might point to a quirky study structured roughly like New’s, only here the subjects were first screened with two tests: one gauging fear of spiders, the other measuring in-depth familiarity with the British sci-fi show Doctor Who. (Like I said, quirky.) They were then asked to find a picture of a horse in a grid of other images, including spider photos and Doctor Who stills, and guess what? Relative to the control group, both Doctor Who fans and arachnophobes were slower to find the horse, suggesting that we’re simply more apt to notice (and thus be distracted by) things we’re already interested in. If you fear spiders for
whatever reason, you’ll be more attuned to them; it doesn’t need to be genetic. Critics also see the evolutionary theory as too convenient: after the fact, “it is quite easy to create a plausible looking adaptive scenario for a phobia to almost any stimulus,” in the words of one researcher. Plus, why would people specifically fear small dangerous animals like spiders and snakes, but not larger, predatory animals that also have the potential to do lethal damage—lions, tigers, and bears? And why do so many people fear cockroaches, which are practically harmless? Another theory, then, is the diseaseavoidance model, which suggests that our responses don’t stem from a fear of violent harm but from what researchers have called “the food-rejection response of disgust”; why we fear insects more viscerally than we fear lions, in short, is that (as you suggest) insects are the sort of thing that would mess up our food. A 1997 paper examining fears of various animals among subjects in seven countries found a great deal of cross-cultural consistency in the way people responded to the animals in the “disgust-relevant” category—unclean-seeming critters like cockroaches, spiders, worms, leeches, bats, lizards, and rats. This is all far from settled, clearly. The answer is that nobody really knows where primal fears come from, and there’s some evidence suggesting they can be learned. Not very satisfying, I know, but hey, it’s nature vs. nurture again! Just a few more millennia of back and forth and we’ll have this very debate encoded in our DNA. cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com or
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Alleged Bull & Broughton robber apprehended
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested a man “following an armed robbery and stabbing at approximately 9 p.m., July 10, near the intersection of Bull and Broughton streets,” a department spokesperson says. Enrique Jenkins, 29, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault. “Jenkins allegedly snatched a woman’s purse and attempted to flee when he was confronted by the victim’s husband and a bystander. The suspect stabbed the two men, causing non-life threatening injuries, and continued fleeing,” police say. “He was arrested within minutes on Yates Street in Yamacraw Village, thanks to tips from several witnesses who followed the suspect from the scene.”
Black Lives Matter rally attracts thousands
Sunday evening an organized Black Lives Matter/Bridging the G.A.P. rally was peacefully conducted, with Savannah Metro Police being fully apprised of the march’s route and timeframe. The march began in Forsyth Park and headed north to City Hall, where speakers addressed the crowd on the steps. The march continued back down Whitaker to Forsyth Park, dispersing about sunset.
End Gun Violence continues
Local police are touting the End Gun Violence: Step Forward (EGV) initiative which began in December 2015. EGV is modeled on the Group Violence Intervention (GVI) developed by Professor David Kennedy of the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “Between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2016, Savannah experienced 29 homicides. Although the rate of homicides during this six month period is unacceptable (an average of four per month), it is significantly less than the rate of homicides in the three month period of October through December 2015 (which was seven per month),” says a police spokesperson. Police stress that the program’s primary
Shooting near Frazier Homes
During Sunday’s Black Lives Matter rally, a citizen gives APO Champion and Officer Heitz of SCMPD a hug.
focus is on group and gang violence. “Cities nationally find that under half a percent of the population – mostly members of groups and gangs – drive 50-75 percent of violent offending and victimization. Savannah is no exception,” police say. A Community Police Response to Victims of Violence (CPRVV) team will be formed that meets with families who’ve been impacted by group violence to identify ways to help when a loved one is a victim.
Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at noon, July 4, in the 500 block of Emerald Drive near Frazier Homes. “The 27-year-old male victim was found sitting in the seat of a vehicle suffering from a single gunshot wound,” police say. The suspect is described as a short black male with shoulder length dreadlock hair, gold teeth, and wearing a white tank top. “The victim was in the area to pick up his child when he got into a verbal altercation with the child’s mother. At that time, the suspect intervened and began arguing with the victim,” police say. “The argument escalated into a physical altercation before shots were fired. The suspect fled the scene on foot.”
Home invasion in Southbridge
Detectives are investigating a home invasion that occurred at 9 a.m., July 5, in the 100 block of Weatherby Court. “Detectives say suspects forced their way inside a residence and took items belonging to the victims at gunpoint,” police say. “The suspects, described as black males, fled the scene in a red sedan.” Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 912/234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using keyword CSTOP2020.
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Since most polling-site “electioneering” is illegal, the probable job was merely to give voters the impression that Boyle was very popular. (Sabatina narrowly won.) -- In January, a Chicago Tribune investigation revealed only 124 of the roughly 12,000 Chicago cops were responsible for the misconduct complaints that resulted in settlements (since 2009)-- with one officer, for example, identified in seven. (A June Chicago Reporter study claimed the city paid out $263 million total on misconduct litigation during 2012-2015.)
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-- Quixotic Malaysian designer Moto Guo made a splash at Milan’s fashion week in June when he sent model after model to the runway with facial blotches that suggested they had zits or skin conditions. One reporter was apparently convinced, concluding, “Each man and woman on the runway looked miserable.” -- Out of Control: (1) Nelson Hidalgo, 47, was arrested in New York City in June and charged with criminal negligence and other crimes for parking his van near Citi Field during a Mets game and Litigious Societies Pokemon? drawing players’ comNO! (1) Insurance agent John plaints when he ramped Wright filed a lawsuit in Will up the van’s 80-speaker County, Illinois, in June sound system. “I know it’s New World Order over teenagers playing “ding illegal, but it’s the weekA leading Chinese orthopedic surgeon dong ditch,” in which kids end,” said Hidalgo. “I usucontinues to believe that “full-body” trans- ring a doorbell but run away ally (just) get a ticket.” (2) plants are the next big thing in medicine, before the resident answers. Trina Hibberd of Mission despite worldwide skepticism about both The lawsuit claims that bellBeach, Australia, finally the science and the ethics. The plan for ringer Brennan Papp, 14, showed concern about Dr. Ren Xiaoping of Harbin Medical Unicaused Wright “severe emothe python living inside versity calls for removing both heads (the tional distress, anxiety, and her walls that she has deceased donor’s and the live recipient’s), weight loss,” resulting in at known about for 15 years connecting the blood vessels, stabilizing least $30,000 of lost income. but (perhaps “Australianthe new neck, and “bath(ing)” spinal-cord (2) The ex-boyfriend of Nina ly”) had chosen to ignore. nerve endings chemically so they will con- Zgurskaya filed a lawsuit in Siberia after In June, it wandered out—a 15-foot-long, nect. (Critics say it is impossible to “conshe broke up with him for his reluctance to 90-pound Scrub Python she calls “Monty.” nect” spinal-cord nerves.) According to a “pop the question” after a two-year court“All hell broke loose,” a neighbor said later, June New York Times dispatch, doctors ship. The man, not named in a dispatch as snake-handlers took Monty to a more regularly denounce China’s ethical laxities from Moscow, demanded compensation appropriate habitat. (though Chinese officials term such denun- for his dating expenses. The trial court Wait, What? ciations “envy” at China’s achievements). ruled against him, but he is appealing. Brigham Young University professor Suspicions Confirmed The Job of the Researcher Jason Hansen apologized in May after -- (1) In June, District Attorney Jerry A team of researchers is following about coaxing a student (for extra credit) to Jones in Monroe, Louisiana, dropped drug 30 tabbies, calicos, and others, recorddrink a small vial of his urine in class. The and gun charges against college football ing their moves and sounds, to somehow physiology session was on kidney funcplayers Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones learn whether housecats have dialects in tion, and Hansen thought the stunt would (who play for University of Alabama but their meows and alter other patterns of call attention to urine’s unique properties. are from Monroe) --declaring that the stress and intonation when they “speak” to He confessed later that the “urine” was “main reason” for his decision is that “I other cats or to humans. In explaining the just food coloring with vinegar added; that refuse to ruin the lives of two young men project, linguist Robert Eklund (of Swehe had used the stunt in previous classes; who have spent their adolescence and den’s Linkoping University) personally and that he usually admits the ruse at the teenage years working and sweating, while sounded out “a pretty wide range of meows next class session. Nonetheless, Hansen’s we were all in the air conditioning.” (2) A to illustrate his points,” wrote a New York department chair suggested he retire the Philadelphia “casting” agency solicited magazine interviewer in April. Eklund concept. “extras” to show up at polling stations on is already an expert on feline purring (at the April 26 Pennsylvania primary day for Purring.org)—although from a distance, as Police Report A Woman at the Top of Her Game: In candidate Kevin Boyle, who was running he admits to being allergic to cats. Nashville, Tennessee, in June, sex worker against state Sen. John Sabatina—offering Jonisia Morris, 25, was charged with $120 each (plus lunch and an open bar).
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More and more churches (“hundreds,” according to a June Christianity Today report) offer hesitant parishioners a “money-back guarantee” if they tithe 10 percent (or more) of their income for 90 days—but then feel that God blesses them insufficiently in return. The South Carolina megachurch NewSpring instituted such a program in the 1990s and claims that, of 7,000 recent pledgers, “fewer than 20” expressed dissatisfaction with the Lord. Advocates cite the Bible’s Book of Malachi, quoting God himself (according to Christianity Today): “Test me in this.” “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse” and “see if I will not pour out so much blessing” that “there will not be room enough to store it.”
robbing her client by (according to the police report) removing the man’s wallet from his trousers while he received oral sex seated in his car, extracting his debit card, and returning the wallet to his pocket—without his noticing.
Fetishes on Parade
Recidivist Jesse Johnson, 20, was charged again in June (for suspicion of disturbing the peace) after he had crawled underneath a woman’s car at an Aldi store’s parking lot in Lincoln, Nebraska, waited for her to return, and then, as she was stepping into the car, reaching out to fondle her ankle. It was Johnson’s third such charge this year, and he initially tried to deny the actual touch, instead claiming that he was underneath the car “simply for the visual.” Johnson acknowledged to the judge that he needs help and that he had been in counseling but had run out of money. (At press time, the status of the latest incident was still pending.)
(1) Australian lawyer William Ray was killed on May 22 when he was thrown from his all-terrain “quad bike” in rural Victoria state and pinned underneath. Ray had come to prominence by representing Honda as the company balked at mandatory installation of anti-roll bars on quad bikes. (2) A 48-year-old employee at North Central Bronx Hospital in New York City died of a heart attack at work on June 7, under circumstances (according to police) indicating that he was viewing a pornographic video at the moment of his death.
A News of the Weird Classic (August 2012)
When the assistant manager arrived early on June 26 (2012) to open up the Rent-A-Center in Brockton, Massachusetts, he encountered a man on the ground with his head stuck underneath the heavy metal loading-bay door (obviously as the result of a failed burglary attempt during the night). “Hang tight!” the manager consoled the trapped man. “The police are on their way.” Manuel Fernandes, 53, was arrested. cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
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“Twisted America” (produced by Durty Deez) – Valore On Independence Day, local rapper/spoken word poet Valore dropped a searing call-out of the American political system. “This shit gets so fucking twisted!” she shrieks over a foreboding trap-style beat created by Atlanta’s Durty Deez. Her tone is malicious, infuriated, and unsettling, and tightens up to deliver lines decrying police brutality, checking politicians who skirt the truth, and challenging stigma and capitalistic hunger. Even when she’s dismantling the system, though, Valore cuts to the core to find love and power as a creator and artist: “Darling you have so
now, they’re making music. While Rainé has created background tracks for performances in the past, they’re currently working on a debut EP, Oppressive Heat, to be released, fittingly, at the end of July. Having obtained a looping station, Rainé’s created hypnotic tracks rooted in repetition and lyric, as seen in single “Arm Trans Women.” It’s immersive and rhythmic, building and swelling until it creates a kind of snowball effect that intensifies with each chant.’ “its [sic] hard out there for a femme,” “Arm Trans Women” begins, cycling into “its hard out there for an amab femme/arm trans women/no one cares what you did.” Rainé’s layered vocals range from conversational, almost observational, to declarative and confrontational as the song progresses. “I really appreciate noise for the way that the genre can change a lot,” the artist
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shares. “The way the songs have an emphasis on things changing slightly and, by the end of the song, you realize they’re very far off from where they started, but you didn’t necessarily notice it happening because you were listening.” Whittling ideas down to key phrases and limited verbiage is a creative challenge; Rainé finds the distillation of a chant or repetition of a key phrase that’s relevant to one’s identity to be inherently empowering. Live, they contextualize and explain the work after a performance (no two are alike), and include descriptions with tracks posted online. Clarity is key. “[‘Arm Trans Women’] is me getting overwhelmed about dialogues about pacificity,” Rainé explains. “I didn’t want to militarize or objectify all trans women to be like, ‘You have to have a gun,’ but it’s rejecting the idea that super-marginalized people don’t have a right to act in violence.” Stream & download: raineraine.bandcamp.com Get a physical copy of Oppressive Heat: Purchase the EP and zine release at Rainé Rainé’s EP release party on July 31. Find QuoLab on Facebook for more information. FOLK | BLUES
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Any Otherwise has consistently created a sound that lives at the intersection of emo, post-rock, and indie rock. By stripping down for an acoustic demo, the band shows a core of strong songwriting that evokes American Football, Brand New, and Jimmy Eat World. Fingerpicking and vocals warmed up with a touch of reverb may be quite a departure from their fullband show, but that intimacy is refreshing and perfect for the dog days of summer. Stream and purchase download: anyotherwise. bandcamp.com ALTERATIVE | GRUNGE | PUNK
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You may remember husband-wife team Anna and William Cusack as Casket Sharp. They’ve recently changed their project’s name to Painter and Poet, a moniker that nods to Anna’s visual art skills and William’s way with words. Their six-song debut showcases William’s soulfully warm guitar picking and the duo’s sharp harmonies. The Texas natives have fused a tone that pays homage to their Stevie Ray Vaughan-style blues roots and the slow-buzz Southern life they’ve found here in Georgia. There’s a twinge of roots influence there, a smidge of folk, but the breezy, gentle sound the Cusacks have created is entirely their own.
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The Fuzzlers, The Gumps, LINDA, Tommy Techno @ Sulfur Studios
Looking for a new kind of dance night? Move your body in the glittery, posh halls of El-Rocko Lounge and be transported back to the 1970s and early ‘80s. Blake and Peter Mavrogeorgis, who you’ll usually find running the event space and studio over at Dollhouse Productions or shreddin’ and shakin’ as Twisty Cats, hit the decks for the occasion. They’ll be spinning the best of Italo-Disco, Studio 54, New York underground, Euro Disco, and much more. If Vampyros Lesbos gives you the vapors, if Jellybean makes you jiggle, if Kraftwerk makes you twerk, if Donna Summer makes you saunter, get on down to El Rocko—in costume, naturally. Friday, July 15, 9 p.m., free, 21+
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No leaning against the wall, no slow-panning the audience, no thumb-twiddling on the sidelines, no phonestaring, no tile-counting: Saturday at Sulfur Studios will blur the line between audience and entertainer with a rowdy evening of crowdinteractive, bizarre fun. Athens “foam core” punks The Fuzzlers throw a show that’s rooted in absurdity, props, and elaborate mad scientist-style costuming. Conga lines? Sure. Showers of silly string? Yeah. It’s avant-garde, goofy hardcore with surf elements and garage slop, resulting in a performance that’s punk as heck and ridiculous as all get-out. LINDA, also from Athens, plays melodic, upbeat punk with bare-it-all lyrics exploring isolation, beer and cigarette-fueled nights, heartbreak, and trying to keep it all together while trying to figure it all out. SAV’s The Gumps add a twist to their set: a sing-a-long! Brush up on those lyrics and get ready to belt in unison. Savannah’s Tommy Techno breaks out the retro-rave; prepare to dance, sing, and slime it up all night long. Saturday, July 16, 8 p.m., $5, all-ages
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Local fellers Waits & Co. are joined by Atlanta bretheren Cold Heart Canyon and the beloved Pine Box Boys for a night of Southern songwriting, haunting ballads, and country charm. Jon Waits, John Pizichemi, and Markus Kuhlmann fill out their trademark Americana sound and honest storytelling with some oomph from in-demand drummer Ira Miller. Atlanta’s Cold Heart Canyon recently teased a single from their EP Wolves, Demons, & Drunks, coming August 4. Vocalist Rachael Petit tears into the first verse of “Go Crazy, Insane” with exhilarating fervor. Her voice has a lovely kind of dark melodicism to it that dips into cool falsettos and low, moody roars. With macabre imagery, cameos from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and a contagiously hooky chorus, the single’s a sure sign that Cold Heart Canyon’s destined for big things in the national Americana/alt-country scene. If you dig murder ballads, throaty vocals, plenty of twang, and quick-pickin’, make sure to catch The Pine Box Boys. Though their horrorbilly sound, bluegrass influences, and Southern Gothic themes are a natural fit ‘round these parts, the fearsome foursome hail from the West Coast. They released their fifth album, The Feast of Three Arms, in April 2016. Friday, July 15, 10 p.m., $5, 21+
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Northbound, Lost Boy, Kinder Than Wolves, Kennedy Curse, Snow Fort @Sulfur Studios
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Enjoy a unique blend of bluegrass, country, mountain music, and blues with husband-wife team Cameron Federal and Russell Cook. Hailed as Atlanta’s Best Traditional Folk Act, Little Country Giants formed in 2004, though the duo had been making music together upon first introduction. Traditional with good ole Southern drawl, warm pickin’, thumpin’ upright bass, and homespun stories, the sound is perfect for a drive down a Spanish moss-draped road in the summer night shade or a relaxing picnic under sprawling oak branches. Saturday, July 16, 8 p.m., $20, all-ages
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Savannah Stage Company ditches tradition to find the soul of Wizard of Oz by Anna Chandler
JULY 13-19, 2016
When Savannah Stage Company’s rendition of The Wizard of Oz opens, audiences will find they’re not in Kansas anymore. Rather, they’ll be tucked away in a roomy attic, surrounded by the exposed brick, wood beams, and beautiful floors of Ampersand’s topmost story. Savannah’s most recent production of L. Frank Baum’s classic work of literature is whittled down to its essence thanks to Savannah Stage Company’s devotion to professional theatre and belief in the power of imaginative storytelling. The tinsel, glitter, and twinkling emeralds are gone. Elaborate makeup and resplendent costumes have been subtracted so audiences can get to the heart of Dorothy and her friends’ experience and learn what it truly means to go over the rainbow. “This is more stripped down so we can focus on relationships,” Artistic Director Jayme Tinti explains. “Instead of, ‘We’ve got to paint [The Tin Man’s] face silver and get a prosthetic nose, and this scene has to go this way every time, we have to do quick changes’—there’s all this stuff. And all of that can enhance something, but a lot of times, it can get in the way of telling the story. We have none of that. It’s hat on, hat off, vest on, vest off. We trust our audience is imaginative enough to go on this journey with us.” With a cast of ten taking on multiple roles, Savannah Stage Company knows that fans can follow as actors morph in and out of different characters without cakedon face paint, faux fur, and gingham. “We don’t put a different person in a different outfit every time they come onstage,” says Tinti. “It’s not our style of storytelling, not our taste. We trust the audience, that they’re going to get it. A vest 22 is going to be enough.”
The company is fond of double casting in their performances. The Wizard of Oz could easily pack thirty-plus people onstage, but the company wants to create the most immersive experience possible by using a limited supply of the strongest tools for the job. The story begins with a prologue to contextualize the work. “There’s a whole ‘nother set of circumstances that are happening outside the story of The Wizard of Oz,” Tinti explains. “In the prologue, you’re introduced to the actors that are playing these parts—not with any other words. With simple storytelling. It heightens and enriches the stories we’re telling. It might not be something anybody gets, but it’s there for the actors, and that’s what’s important. It’s a way for the actors to work and grow and tell stories.” “The show itself has built-in double casting,” Tinti explains of the script. “Whoever plays Auntie Em also plays Glinda the Good Witch. Often, the plays we do already have that in there, so that’s a staple for us: actors playing more than one character. In anything you see of ours, there’s going to be a lot of that.” Juggling several roles wasn’t the only challenge for the cast. The production doesn’t boast the sweeping studio score audiences have come to expect in theatrical experiences. Instead of relying on backing tracks pouring out of a PA system, actors, led by Hinesville native and University of Southern Mississippi Master of Fine Arts recipient Hillary Lewis as Dorothy, use their bodies and a few small instruments to create the soundtrack and sound effects. The production marks several firsts for the Company: first musical, first with a cast this large, and a play in two acts, a rarity for SCC. At the center of the show is a beautiful old piano, discovered online and donated to SSC, played by Ellen Sherrod. Sherrod acts as Musical Director for
University of Southern Mississippi MFA recipient Hillary Lewis, a Hinesville native, takes the lead as Dorothy. It’s a hometown debut for Lewis, who has returned home for a spell before making the move to a larger city. Photo by Damien Mills, Truly Madly Deeply
“This is more stripped down so we can focus on relationships... We trust our audience is imaginative enough to go on this journey with us.” the production. True to SSC form, she also voices Toto. “The piano will perform most of the music, and we make lots and lots of sound effects,” says Tinti. “We use kazoo, cowbell, we’ve created a rain stick, a harmonica, a lot of percussion, and our voices. We are creating a whole story with sound, but
instead of musicians, it’s just the piano.” The close quarters of the attic allows the story to unfurl in front of audiences in innovative ways, and SCC can’t wait to share what they’ve gleaned from a timeless, treasured tale. “We learn something new every day. There’s so much in there!” Tinti shares. “It’s the fact of that you may need is right around the corner. [Dorothy] says it there at the end, about how, if she ever needs to find something, to look in her backyard first. All these people need something, need a reason to go over the rainbow. When you get there, you realize it’s right there. The broader idea is that your imagination can take you anywhere, and that’s what we as a company are focusing on. In this attic, your imagination and bravery can take you anywhere, over the rainbow, and back home.” CS
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Artax, a six year-old Arabian, stars in Unicorn & Centaur, a new theatre-on-horseback adventure outfit led by Michelle Padgett. Photo by Jon waits/@jwaitsPhoto
Who wants to saddle up a unicorn? Fantasy trail rides make dreams come true by Jessica Leigh Lebos
JULY 13-19, 2016
Obviously, you’re a princess. Or a pirate. Or maybe both. In any case, you have a mystery to solve. Or buried treasure to discover. Or you have been charged with rescuing stolen magic and must restore order to the realm. Whatever the quest, you’re going to need a worthy steed. Look no further than Unicorn & Centaur, a horseback riding outfit that brings role-playing fantasies to life with guided trail excursions through the forest near Fort McAllister. Founded by local actor, equestrian and tour guide Michelle Padgett, the company launched this summer out of Chimney Fields Stables in Richmond Hill and offers 24 an interactive theatrical experience with
costumes, themes and a very realisticlooking unicorn. Meet-and-greet photography sessions have been a hit so far, and reservations are being taken for trail rides that will begin in the fall. “This is for those people who have been waiting their whole lives to ride a unicorn through the woods—you know who you are!” laughs Padgett, whose fairy wings seem perfectly natural as she stands next to Artax the Unicorn, his mane braided with yellow and pink flowers. You may recognize Padgett as the tealtressed tour guide regaling visitors around the squares with Historic Savannah Carriage Tours, or perhaps from behind one of the life-sized characters of Angela Beasley’s Puppet People. A self-described “Air Force brat who grew up everywhere,” she’s been involved in the Savannah theater community for over 20 years and caring for horses for 10. Combining those passions was fantastically inevitable.
“I was that horse-crazy little girl, and always a big nerd who liked to dress up,” she grins, adjusting her tiara. “This is the culmination of my life’s work.” Padgett has tapped into her network to recruit riders with a penchant for storytelling (and vice versa) to ensure that all of Unicorn & Centaur’s guides give a seamless performance—even the safety lecture is conducted in character. Each outing is an intimate experience for two or three at a time, and riders don’t need horseback experience but must be aged eight and up (heck YES it’s for adults). “It requires a level of participation and attention,” explains Padgett. “It’s not just pony rides in a circle.” Rates for the hour-long guided rides are $95 for the first rider and $75 thereafter. Some props are provided, and riders are encouraged to wear their own favorite costumes. The next professional photography session is Aug. 7 and includes prints and
digital files. Seeking out mellow rescues, retired rodeo stars and otherwise unwanted horses from around the Southeast, Unicorn & Centaur is slowly building up a stable of magical creatures. The tale began with Artax, named after the horse from the 80s fantasy classic, The Neverending Story. The life of this Artax is far less tragic (don’t YouTube it unless you have tears to spare). The six year-old dappled gray Arabian is much happier since being liberated from an uninspired situation earlier this year and is thriving from daily rides and gentle adjustments with veterinary chiropractor Karen Voss. There is also devoted attention from Padgett’s 8 year-old son, Liam, who helps with grooming duties when his homeschool schedule allows. Also, he gets to be a unicorn. “He seems to enjoy it,” says Padgett, centering Artax’s spiraled horn as he bends down to graze on a patch of lush grass next to the barn. Artax also has a pirate costume, complete with a see-through eye patch. While it’s impossible to know if his fantasies are being fulfilled, Unicorn & Centaur’s theater-on-horseback is already making dreams come true, including Padgett’s. It’s summed up right there on her t-shirt: “I Never Thought I’d Grow Up to Be a Super Sexy Unicorn Lady But Here I Am, Killing It.” cs Find more info on Unicorn & Centaur’s Facebook page.
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Continuing Exhibits Afar — The most recent work of acclaimed Brooklyn-based video artist, Janet Biggs. Created with the support of the museum, “Afar” depicts Biggs’ travels in the Afar Triangle, a geologically unstable but visually arresting desert region at the intersection of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti, in Africa. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Aint-Bad: Vision to Reality — Multimedia exhibition profiling the archive and lineage of Aint–Bad, a multiplatform photographic publisher based in Savannah and founded by SCAD alumni. Through Aug. 14. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Boxed In/Break Out — Tricia Cookson has been selected to install a site-specific work for Boxed In/Break Out. This project encouraged artists to propose a creative installation that activates six windows at the Jepson Center (facing Barnard Street) with original artwork. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Built, World — Group exhibition featuring works by leading international artists investigating architecture and constructed realities with a variety of media across a range of scale. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Destinations — Bernard Dick exhibits digitally altered photography. Through July 31. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. 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.
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Aqua Vista: Art of our Natural Surroundings — Group show highlighting natural surroundings on the coast and waterways. Landscapes, marsh scenes, water scenes, flora and fauna are all part of the visual mix. All pieces less than 16” across a variety of mediums. Profits go to Ogeechee Riverkeeper. Reception July 15, 5-8 p.m., July 15-Sep. 2. Location Gallery, 417 Whitaker St. Art Quilters of the Low Country — The Quilters is a cooperative of award-wining fabric artists who design, quilt, exhibit and have a passion to teach their craft. Their work ranges from the large and abstract to intimate renderings of natural scenes and flora and fauna. They are Ron Hodge, Donna Stankiewicz, Shaaron Thomas, Peg Weschke and Jody Wigton. Opening reception July 14, 5:30-7:30pm. July 14-Sep. 30. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.
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language of nonrepresentational abstraction. This exhibition presents a selection of works from the 1990s that collectively represent her highly developed visual language. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Modern Love — Juried exhibition of faculty, staff, alumni and student artwork inspired by the first track on legendary singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie’s album “Let’s Dance.” Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,. A Natural Perspective — This exhibit of recent works by local artist nea hanna will explore the natural world through painting, illustration and photography. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. 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. The “Pop Portraits” exhibition is a series of images that allows the subject to assume the persona of a fictional character from film, literature or television that was influential during their informative years. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Prints from the Collection — Carefully stored away and sheltered from damaging light, Telfair Museums holds a treasure trove of fine prints by some of the most widely known artists in all of Western art history. This exhibit features approximately 40 European and American works dating from the 16th century through 1945 and includes works by Rembrandt, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, Goya, and others. Through July 17. telfair.org. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.
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Coming full Circa Downtown fave Circa 1875 concentrates on service, quality By Jared A. Jackson
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THERE is good food, and then there is great food. At 48 Whitaker Street lives a restaurant, Circa 1875, that has been a cornerstone of the Savannah historic district’s food scene for the past five plus years. If you are walking on Broughton street in the afternoon, you can probably catch a glimpse of the owners watering the fresh herbs, curating in wine orders, and meticulously maintaining their building. This restaurant continuously raises the bar for what should be considered great food and service in our city. Circa 1875 is one the most influential places Savannah has to offer, and they remain consistent. In one moment your tastebuds are being stimulated, and the next, your glass is being topped with an artfully suggested wine to pair with your meal. The atmosphere is intimate and welcoming, without being pretentious, and is always embodying the essence of Southern hospitality. Circa’s concept comes from the vision of two Michigan natives who’ve seen nearly every position the food industry offers. Circa 1875 was their chance to do things the right way. While carrying a wealth of experience, Donald Ludwicki and Jeffrey Downey stumbled upon Savannah in the process of moving from their hometown in search of something better. They tried on Florida for size, directly after leaving Michigan rea, but eventually fell in love with Savannah. After working for a handful of restaurants in town and gaining perspective, they saw a lot of opportunity in doing things a little different. Deciding to take a leap of faith and placing their fate in their own hands, in 2007 they finally reached a deal with the building they are in today. Donald and Jeff had a clear vision. A vision to create an authentic French bistro, with an authentic Irish-feeling bar. 26 “It’s all in the details,” Donald says.
“We wanted to create a space that would engage our customers on nearly all of their senses,” says co-owner Donald Ludwicki. Photos by melissa delynn
“We wanted to create a space that would engage our customers on nearly all of their senses.” And as soon as you walk in, it’s apparent that the decor is instrumental in taking customers to France for the evening. From the artwork, to the music and the furniture, when you walk into Circa 1875, the feeling is not something you can get anywhere else in Savannah. The way in which both sides of the house interact is truly something you do not see often. The choreography from the front of the house is magical, and they are legitimately the most well-trained and experienced wait staff I’ve ever had the privilege of engaging with. Not just remembering the essence of each special, but explaining the food in a way that leaves an impression on all of their patrons. Creating this atmosphere is exactly how Chef David Landrigan separates Circa 1875’s kitchen from every other in the city. Born in Saratoga, David knew what he wanted to be from the jump. “I’ve always wanted to be a chef, and at a young age I responded well to the camaraderie of being part of a team,” he says. “The kitchen was also a place for me to gain a lot of confidence in my youth.” After studying at both Johnson and
Wales and the CIA of New York, Chef David settled into the scene in Savannah, and worked at both the Pink House, and The Mansion at Forsyth. While climbing the ranks, chef made important connections in the city, none more important than with Donald and Jeff, who were in the process of setting up their restaurant, and were in need a chef. It’s these moments in which the stars align for something beautiful to take place, and what ensued was the development of one of the best restaurants in Savannah’s Historic District.
In chef’s words, “I was fortunate enough to have a starting point, which was 1875; and that inspired me to create a vintage classic menu that had a modern edge.” Researching French culinary classics and gaining inspiration, Chef David put together a menu that resonates with customers. Chef David says, “The ingredients almost always show you the way.” That consistent feeling translates every time I eat at this restaurant; from the warm broth that bathes the mussels and soaks up the fresh bread, to the frisee
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Nine Drayton salad tossed in a cider vinaigrette, adorned with lardons, and topped with a perfectly poached egg. A few courses in and I’m generally starting to get full, but I mustered enough energy to taste their beautiful rendition of the seafood crepe, and finished things with their dessert special which was chocolate mousse inside a chocolate graham cracker shell. I didn’t eat again for a few days. It all stems from accountability across the board. Training the staff in caring for their family of patrons’ experiences first, in order to understand the importance of asking the right questions, seeing every task all the way through, and paying attention to the details. It is a family atmosphere, and I know that personally from working there for
about five years. “It’s one thing to say it, and it’s another to actually do it,” chef says. “It’s my job to source local ingredients, and make an impact on where I am.” It is truly all in the details, and it is this dedication towards customer satisfaction that has given Circa 1875 the respect of patrons and competitors. Chef David says, “You the customer work hard for your money, so if you spend it with us, we owe it to you to consistently bring the best.” If you haven’t heard about their newest venture, Donald and Jeff have just closed on a new space which could be the face of Italian food in Savannah for years to come. LaScala will be open in early 2017, so prepare your tastebuds. Let’s keep stirring that pot, people. cs
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New brew and music by The Whigs and Susto highlight July 23 event By Raymond Gaddy
A BIRTHDAY is always an event worth celebrating but when you are a business celebrating not only a year of success but growth and recognition in your field, it’s worth celebrating in a big way. On July 23, Service Brewing Company, Savannah’s local veteran owned brewery, will be celebrating just such a year by throwing a big party with music, food and a special beer. Each year for their birthday Service brews up a special beer called Anniversary Brew, Service Brewing Company (SBC). SBC2 is a pale American-Belgo style ale. This beer is brewed with citra hops and blood orange zest so you can expect a big juicy, fruity beer. The brewery used their house yeast, cultured from the Service beehives, to brew SBC2. This yeast will bring additional fruity and floral flavors along with some spice. SBC1 was a complex and flavorful, SBC2 promises to continue this trend. Tickets to the Second Year Anniversary party include not only plenty of beer but also entertainment and food. This year’s event will feature concert performances by Charleston based band Susto and Athens favorites The Whigs on the Service tasting groom stage. Big Bon Pizza will provide event food, showcasing wood fired pizzas made with local ingredients. I spoke with Service co-owner Kevin Ryan, a former U.S Army Company Commander and the Veteran in Veteran owed, and Meredith Sutton, Service’s Creative Director about the growth of Service and of craft beer in Savannah. “Craft Brewing in America, as well as Savannah, has continued to experience
unprecedented growth,” Ryan says. “More and more people are being introduced and opening their palate up to different styles and most of all, appreciating well crafted beer that incorporates quality ingredients.” Service’s tag line is “How do you Serve?” Many of Service’s events benefit one nonprofit or another. The Two Year Anniversary Party benefits The Tiny House Project. This project, organized by the Chatham-Savannah Authority of the Homeless will build 60 small scale, 128 square foot, homes for the homeless on a site off Wheaton Street.
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MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES
// Mike and Dave might be the ones who end up with their names in the title of the new comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, but it’s the titanic trio of Tatiana, Alice and Jeanie who prove to be the marquee attractions. Based on a true story (which I suppose makes it cinematic kin to Gandhi and All the President’s Men more than to The Wedding Ringer and The Wedding Planner), this stars Zac Efron and Adam Devine as Dave and Mike Stangle, two brothers whose dateless status at family functions always results in the pair hitting on all available women and ruining the events with boozing, fireworks and other ill-planned shenanigans. But with their younger sister Jeanie (Sugar Lyn Beard) set to marry the decent if unexciting Eric (Sam Richardson) in Hawaii, the boys’ parents (Stephen Root and Stephanie Faracy) lay down the law: The two may only attend if they bring respectable dates who will hopefully keep them in line. And so off they go on an advertising blitz (they settle on Craigslist to make their primary push), offering an all-expenses-paid trip to the Aloha State for two lucky ladies. The candidates pour in (including two who do nothing but giggle and one who quickly reveals her racist roots), and the chosen survivors turn out to be Alice (Anna Kendrick) and Tatiana (Aubrey Plaza). What Dave and Mike don’t realize is that the pair aren’t the nice girls they desired but two aimless party animals who conned the boys into treating them to a sun’n’sand vacation. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates takes a while to settle into its groove,
as exemplified by the painful sequence (shown in the trailer) in which the siblings get each other riled up while screaming that they do not get each other riled up. Luckily, such obvious Hangoverstyle scenes such as this one (as well as a moment of stodgy gay panic) eventually fall by the wayside, particularly once the action moves to Hawaii. At this point, the picture really gets busy upending traditional gender roles found in these types of films, with Alice and Tatiana turning out to be braver, smarter and more in control than their increasingly hapless dates. It’s a continuation of the themes explored in this summer’s Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (both movies interestingly sharing scripters in Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien), but whereas that dud empowered its female characters by making them obnoxious bullies who triumphed at the expense of others, this one instead allows them to excel in more subtle ways and, importantly, make believable adjustments to their own personalities along the way. Efron is basically forced to play straight man to all of the hijinks surrounding him, in effect serving as the Bud Abbott to Devine’s Lou Costello. But it’s the actresses who allow this fairly standardissue comedy to rise above its station. Plaza’s character is not unlike the one she essayed earlier this year in the awful Dirty Grandpa (also starring Efron), but because this is a meatier part, she’s able to better flash her comedic chops. Kendrick is equally delightful, bringing back the spark she exhibited in the first Pitch Perfect and providing arguably the film’s most knowing laugh (regarding a porn version of Ghostbusters) almost as an aside. And as the Stangle guys’ little sister, a sweet kid who needs to let off ample steam
(stressful, sensual, and otherwise) before she ties the knot, Beard frequently stirs memories of Goldie Hawn back in her Laugh-In days. Certainly, let’s not oversell this thing, as many of the gags are predictable and some of the developments (particularly those involving redemption) are soft-headed. But with female characters a bit more wellrounded than usual and a chance to watch three actresses excel at being comediennes, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates nicely avoids being yet one more nail in the coffin of contemporary dude-bro romps.
THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
// In my youth, I used to mainline Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan novels as if I were Al Pacino snorting up all that cocaine in Scarface. My habit extended to the filmic versions, including all 12 Johnny Weissmuller yarns, most of the Gordon Scotts and Lex Barkers, the TV series starring Ron Ely, and 1984’s intelligent and handsomely mounted Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. I even suffered through the 1981 Bo Derek atrocity Tarzan, the Ape Man, a movie so agonizingly awful in every regard that critic Leonard Maltin, in his annual Movie Guide, amusingly wrote that it “nearly forced editors of this book to devise a rating lower than BOMB.” Like James Bond, Tarzan on screen has never gone away, but unlike the dapper double-oh agent, his movie appearances rarely generate much notice — one would have to go back to the final year of the last century to find a Tarzan flick that more than 12 people saw (that would be Disney’s 1999 animated take). The Legend of Tarzan seeks to jumpstart the franchise for a new generation, and it certainly puts its money where its mythology is. It’s directed by
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David Yates (helmer of the final four Harry Potter pics), it stars former True Blood hottie Alexander Skarsgard as the ape man, and it features a supporting cast led by two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, ever-popular Samuel L. Jackson, and current Hollywood “It Girl” Margot Robbie. The script by Craig Brewer and Adam Cozad dispenses with the familiar origin story in a couple of flashbacks and instead opts to begin with the former jungle man already having assumed the mantle of Lord John Clayton III, Earl of Greystoke, back in England. Happily married to Jane Porter (Robbie), he’s talked into heading back to Africa by George Washington Williams (Jackson), a human rights activist and, interestingly, an actual historical figure who protested the cruel treatment and enslavement of Africans in the Congo, all under the order of Belgian King Leopold II. Another real-life character appears in the form of Leon Rom (Waltz), the king’s emissary in the Congo and a sadist who reportedly kept the decapitated heads of local blacks in his garden. Thankfully, nothing this Rom does is quite that awful, but he’s nevertheless an amoral opportunist and the reason Lord Clayton shucks his duds and returns to the swinger lifestyle. With his soulful eyes and ripped abs, Skarsgard is more than acceptable as Tarzan, although the same can’t be said for his co-stars. Robbie is rather drab as Jane, while Jackson again proves to be too contemporary an actor to be believable in a period setting. Waltz is fine, but we’ve seen him play this part before. As for the animals — well, there are none. Part of the joy of the Burroughs adaptations of yore was watching Tarzan and Jane interact with the jungle denizens, but here everything has been created by computer. Indeed, the fact that the movie has been CGIed to death is one of its biggest shortcomings — even the jungles created on the studio back lots were more convincing than the sterile sheen that dogs this picture’s every move. As with The BFG, imagination too often takes a back seat to artifice, and while this film’s robust energy makes it the better bet of the two, the return to the intersection of Hollywood and vine deserved a more memorable retelling.
SWISS ARMY MAN
/ Here’s the thing: Contemporary cinema is so starved for fresh ideas and offbeat approaches that it becomes easy to gravitate toward anything that looks different, toward anything that looks as if it could be as uncompromising, as out-there and, frankly, as brilliant as David Lynch’s Eraserhead or Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich. Swiss Army Man, emerging from the festival circuit with ample buzz, looked as if it could be such a picture. Alas, Swiss Army Man isn’t the cinematic
savior we required. The fine performances by Paul Dano as a suicidal castaway and Daniel Radcliffe as the flatulent corpse who becomes his BFF (as opposed to his BFG) aren’t nearly enough compensation when matched against a screenplay that’s isn’t innovative as much as it’s simply idiotic. Incessantly annoying with its mix of sophomoric humor and studied affectedness (in much the same way as Fight Club appealed to insecure and untethered Generation X/Millennial males, this film is guaranteed to become a hipster fave and a rallying point for years to come), the picture also manages to grow exceedingly tedious, a real feat considering its unique trappings. Or are they really that unique? By the end, it becomes apparent that this has basically been a dude-bro movie about a stunted man-boy with both a penchant for scatological situations and a firm belief that harassing uninterested women is his God-given right as an American male. So how is this different from every other movie hitting the multiplex these days?
// An adaptation of the beloved book by Raoul Dahl, The BFG reminded me of the scene in (of all things) History of the World: Part I in which a bored Emperor Nero (Dom DeLuise) is presented with a wooden bathtub and mutters, “Nice. Nice. Not thrilling, but nice.” That, in a nutshell, is the same reaction that occurs when presented with this family film from no less than Steven Spielberg. Spielberg’s presence immediately rekindles memories of that childhood masterpiece E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, but this film is a far cry from that enduring piece of celluloid magic. Unlike that 1982 blockbuster, The BFG isn’t emotionally gripping or excitingly staged. It’s just … nice. Say this for motion capture, though: It’s come a long way, baby. Yet while its application to human faces and expressions is vastly improved — compare the big friendly giant voiced by Mark Rylance here to the boring, stiff conductor voiced by Tom Hanks in 2004’s The Polar Express — it still isn’t always up to speed in other regards. Character movement and object definition often look graceless, and, unless Andy Serkis is somehow involved, the procedure still suffers from a distancing effect that’s long been conquered by just about every other form of animation. Still, the limitations of motion capture are only part of the problem. More detrimental is the fact that the movie exhibits little of the subversive bite of other Dahl adaptations like Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, and it exhibits even less of the excitement and sense of adventure we’ve come to expect from Spielberg when he’s in a playful (rather
than Oscar-courting) mood. Even the patented Spielberg humor seems off, as the comic highlight (also in the book) is supposed to be a flatulent giant — a letdown when compared to, say, the fate of the swordsman in Raiders of the Lost Ark or Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw comparing scars in Jaws. Many kids and even some adults will adore these gassy scenes and rate the entirety of The BFG as A-OK; others will look at this lumbering behemoth of a film and simply wonder WTF.
INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE
/ The first inanity in Independence Day: Resurgence — and what is this sequel to the 1996 smash Independence Day if not an endless stream of inanities? — arrives when it’s revealed that the entire global community felt so connected in a United Colors of Benetton sort of way following the defeat of the invading aliens 20 years ago that everyone has lived in peace ever since. There have been no territorial wars, no terrorist psychos blowing up buildings, no televised Sean Hannity rants against the dangers of “libtards,” apparently not even a couple of kids throwing spastic punches in the schoolyard. And that Kumbaya feeling only threatens to expand once those nasty e.t.’s return for the 20-year reunion, again set on annihilating all of humankind. Will Smith may have opted not to collect a sizable paycheck for a sequel that reeks of cash-grabbing desperation, but practically everyone else is back, including Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and the late Robert Loggia (who passed away last December). Director Roland Emmerich was even kind enough to awaken Brent Spiner out of his 20-year coma so he could again play Dr. Okun, likewise emerging from a 20-year coma. (I kid: Since the days of portraying Data, Spiner has kept busy toiling on TV.) The problem, though, isn’t the oldtimers — it’s the newcomers. While the original ID contained characters who kept us entertained, this picture adds characters — and their attendant actors — who are so devoid of personality, they barely register as living organisms. Chief among the culprits is The Hunger Games’ Liam Hemsworth as a cross between Top Gun’s Maverick and a rock, but others guilty as charged include Jessie T. Usher as the son of Smith’s character (that adorable little kid in ID, played by Ross Bagley, must have had all the personality beaten out of him to have grown into this stiff) and not one but two actors added for irritating comic relief: Travis Tope as a woman-obsessed nerd and Nicolas Wright as a more generic nerd. In Independence Day, we pulled for the humans; in this daft, dreary and derivative sequel, our sympathies rest entirely with any otherworldly creature who can just shut these guys up.
/// 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. CS JULY 13-19, 2016
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HOTPLATE, Trees On Mars, and Bear Fight perform in the Sulfur Studios Annex. There will be live painting by local artists Ande Caridi and Christy Jones (which will be available for purchase after the show,) with prints and zines by local artist Daniel Carroll also up for sale. $5 at the door Fri., July 15, 7-11 p.m. 912. 231. 7105. firstname.lastname@example.org. https://facebook.com/events/527304274144758/. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street.
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Activism & Politics
13th Colony Patriots Conservative political activists that meet the 13th of each month. Dedicated to preserving the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. See Facebook page for meeting location. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-604-4048. liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. 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 email@example.com. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Area Young Republicans Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. Savannah Libertarians Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook.com/groups/SAVlibertarians. Young Democrats Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919
Auditions and Calls for Entries
Auditions for Armstrong Youth Orchestra Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo. com. Info is also available at www. savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www. savannahfriendsofmusic.com ongoing. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/index. html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Call for Applications for Weave a Dream Initiative The City of Savannah’s Weave-ADream (WAD) Panel has issued a call for proposals for the 2016 Weave-ADream Cultural & Arts Projects initiative. Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs are to be completed prior to December 31, 2016. The application must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project; the last date an application can be submitted is October 21, 2016. Project funding is available up to $2,000 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage projects or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. The Weave-A-Dream Panel seeks proposals that actively involve youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah. A priority of the WAD funding program is that organizations reach neighborhood communities, encompassing all city
districts. To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits. Proposed programs must also be produced within the City’s corporate limits. No individual artist applications will be accepted. Agencies funded by the City of Savannah for 2016 are not eligible to apply. Applications are available at www.savannahga.gov/ arts. Applying organizations may request application materials and technical assistance by contacting Rebecca Brown at 912-651-6760 or rbrown02@ savannahga.gov Through Oct. 21. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Collegiate Chapters for Yeshua Next Generation Young adults between the ages of 21-25 with technical and people skills are needed to attend Savannah Chamber of Commerce events and to act as Overseers for collegiate chapters. Please contact Reverend Brenda Lee at (912) 236-3154, email:firstname.lastname@example.org ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Call for Exhibition Proposals for Cultural Arts Gallery The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting exhibition proposals at the Cultural Arts Gallery for the 2017 calendar year. In conjunction with each exhibition, artists are encouraged to develop and present a learning opportunity to the public such as a workshop, lecture or demonstration. All mediums will be considered for non-degree seeking solo or group exhibitions, including video and installation pieces. Proposals should be professionally presented and should include a cover letter; a resume; an artist statement; a previous exhibition record; 10-12 digital images of the work to be considered; and a self-addressed stamped
envelope if the proposal needs to be returned. The deadline for submissions is September 9, 2016 at 4 p.m. Proposals should be submitted to Debra Zumstein, Arts Programs Coordinator, City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. Proposal guidelines are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783. Through Sep. 9. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Participants in 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. CoastalEmpireMusic. com. Oatland Island Seeks Memories and Recollections for 40th Anniversary Oatland Island Education Center is looking for memories of Oatland Island in honor of their 40th anniversary. People who were part of the Youth Conservation Corp that helped to build Oatland Island Education Center in the 1970’s. Great memories from field trips. Special family memories
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of Oatland Island. Send your photos and stories to email@example.com. Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-3951500. oatlandisland.org. Tell Us Your Ghost Story? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. bikramyogasavannah.com. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-years-old. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. email@example.com.
Classes, Camps & Workshops
Adult Contemporary Dance Class Ages 16+. Dance technique and intricate choreography. $15 Thu., July 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudi0@ yahoo.com. thestudiosav.net/ongoingclasses-2016.html. thestudiosav.net. The 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.indiemade.com. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. Beginning Belly Dance Classes Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940.
firstname.lastname@example.org. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. Boating Safety Course The Georgia DNR along with the Chatham County Marine Patrol conducts a Boating Safety Course on the third Saturday of every month at the Savannah Mall Conference Room (lower level by Burlington Coat Factory). This course is free to the public. This is a Georgia DNR approved class that is required for anyone that was born after January 1, 1998 if they want to operate any power vessel/personnel watercraft on Georgia waterways. For additional information on this course you can contact the Georgia DNR @912-264-7237 or the Chatham County Marine Patrol @912-353-1004. Class size is limited to 30 participants. Free Sat., July 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 912-3531004. savannahmall.com/. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. Boys and Girls Hip Hop Summer Hip-Hop class. Fun, upbeat choreography and skills. Ages 4-9. $15 Thu., July 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 954.682.5694. email@example.com. thestudiosav. net/ongoing-classes-2016.html. thestudiosav.net. The STUDIO, 2805b Roger Lacey Dr. Champions Training Center Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. Children’s Summer in the Garden Bring the kids to learn in the garden, while you converse with the other adults in the community and maybe do a little work. Free Sat., July 16, 9 a.m.-noon. 912-999-6988. firstname.lastname@example.org. OccuGardens-Thomas Square Edible Park, 114 East 39th street. Chinese Language Classes The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-358-3160. confuciusinstitute@ savannahstate.edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Clay Classes Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-3514578. sav..email@example.com. Boating Classes Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912-897-7656. savannahaux.com. Creativity Coaching Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at www.laurenl.com/ creativity_coaching/ or contact Creativity@ LaurenL.com ongoing. Online, ---. 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 912443-0410. 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 MondaysFridays.. roycelearningcenter.com/. Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. Family Law Workshop The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: MonFri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha. com/NRC.html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Kids Yoga Day Camp Fun summertime yoga with learning, playing, laughing and creating. Includes healthy snacks and drinks with discussion on healthy eating habits and arts and crafts. Kids 6 to 12 years of age. $50 per child. firstname.lastname@example.org $50 per child Fri., July 15, 2-5 p.m. 912-308-3410. email@example.com. yogamefit.com. branchesyoga.com. Branches Yoga Center, 2424 Drayton Street. Knitting & Crochet Classes Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav.com. Minecraft Design Summer Camp If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this course is just for you. Learn the basics of creating
3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. Also use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. $325-$340 Through July 15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-651-2005. goo.gl/ sTS6Ej. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Music lessons Music Lessons available on piano, voice, guitar, bass guitar, banjo, percussion, all band instruments, violin, viola and cello. Group classes are also available. Professional instructors, well equipped studios and a waiting area for parents and siblings. Call 912-354-1500, portmansmusic.com. Portmans Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn Street Fri., July 15, 1-8 p.m. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels in Guitar (electric, acoustic,classical), Piano, Bass, Voice, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory/ Composition/Songwriting. 609 69th Street, Savannah GA. ongoing. 912398-8828. firstname.lastname@example.org. savmusiciansinstitute.com. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. email@example.com. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. chrismorrisphotography.com. Piano Voice-Coaching Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. 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
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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. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Project Management- Real World Apps Discover a documented step-by-step guideline for managing projects from beginning to successful conclusion. In Project Management- Real World Apps, students will be exposed to a wide variety of strategic and real world scenarios. Topics include best practices for initiating and closing projects, planning projects, project control, change control, earned value, and project manager professional responsibility. A copy of the current PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) is included. $1,325 Tue., July 19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 912-651-2005. goo.gl/ xY5nf4. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Puppet Show and 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 Sat., July 16, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 912-355-3366. puppets@ puppetpeople.com. puppetpeople.com/ calendar/. puppetpeople.com. Puppet People Studio, 3119 Furber Avenue. 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. email@example.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. A. Roper Studio - Voice Technique and Coaching Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-484-0628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Russian Language Classes Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. Safe at College Self-Defense This 2 hour self-defense course will enhance and build self-confidence, awareness, and personal safety. This is an excellent class to help mothers feel at ease, and establish a level of comfort while sending their daughter to college. The class targets young females who are going to college this fall. Sun., July 17, 3-5 34 p.m. 912-233-3000. prevention@rccsav.
org. rccsav.org. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Starting and Running a Healthy Non-Profit Organization This class on non-profits occurs in three parts--Foundations for an Effective Nonprofit, Promoting the Mission, and Accomplishing the Mission. Free Sat., July 16, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-2326747. firstname.lastname@example.org. stepupsavannah.org/nonprofit/. uwce. org/. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St. 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.. 912354-4047. wbumc.org/. White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd. Summer School A five-week summer school program for students who need to strengthen academic skills. Small classes focus on Reading, Writing, English and Mathematics. $900 tuition, $50 registration fee Mondays-Fridays.. roycelearningcenter. com/. Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd.
Clubs & Organizations
1 Million Cups 1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Free Wednesdays, 9 a.m.. 1millioncups.com/savannah. Creators’ Foundry, 415 W Boundary St. Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. email@example.com. Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. avegost.com. Buccaneer Region SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/ autocross driving events in the Savannah
area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. Business Networking on the Islands Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail. com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Coastal Bead Society Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail. com. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead. com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Historic Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah.org. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-3086768. Low Country Turners A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe
Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook. com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. email@example.com. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912-344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. Safe Kids Savannah A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-3533148. safekidssavannah.org. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-4470943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. panerabread. com/. Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912748-7020. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Go Club This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Go Green Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub. org. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. Savannah Newcomers Club Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. savannahnewcomers.com. ongoing. Savannah Parrot Head Club Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. email@example.com. savannahphc. com. Society for Creative Anachronism Meets every Saturday at the south end
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of Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. For people interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Free Saturdays, 11 a.m.. savannahsca.org. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Savannah Toastmasters Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-4846710. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Veggies and Vegans Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. Spies and Mysteries Book Club A book club for readers who love thrillers, spy novels, and mysteries. We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm. None second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Toastmasters Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. thincsavannah.com. Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. firstname.lastname@example.org. vvasav.com. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, WoodvilleTompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. email@example.com.
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. PICKThe Crash Comedy Show The Crash Comedy Show is an hour long, anything goes monthly variety comedy show created and curated by local comedian/improviser John R Brennan. Every show features a different cast of local comedians, musicians and artists from all walks. Free This month’s performers are This month features Brianne Halverson, Nichelle Stephens, Jacob Buckner, Corinna Wollmann, Caleb Williamson and Jonathon Bottoms.. Tue., July 19, 7:30-9
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. com. SavannahsImprovCompany.com. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Odd Lot Improv An improv comedy show in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” $5 Mondays, 8 p.m. musesavannah.org/. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Odd Lot Improv: On The Spot Mysteries Dinner Theatre Odd Lot is teaming up with the brilliant Chefs of Savannah Coffee Roasters to bring you a whole new dining experience. The always surprising talent of Odd Lot will perform a fully interactive Friday night Murder Mystery while you dine on a delicious three course meal. Seating is at 6:30pm Friday nights. Reservations are strongly recommended. Four actors and three courses all for $40. It’s certain to be a night to remember. Great for groups, parties, or anyone who loves a good show. $40 Fridays, 6:30 p.m. email@example.com. oddlot.org. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street.
13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-
Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. PICKConcert: Royal Blues Royal Blues…We’re paying tribute to the honorifics of American blues. All rise as we welcome the music of Lady Day, the Queen of Jazz, and Ambassador Satch. $25 Thu., July 14, 8 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Concert: Little Country Giants Delivering pure, simple, and timeless rustic songs touching on country, bluegrass, and rural blues, husband-and-wife duo Cameron Federal and Russell Cook produce artful work on par with the finest of the expansive genre. $20 Reserved Seating, $18 Theater Members Sat., July 16, 8-10 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater. org. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. The Fuzzlers, The Gumps, LINDA, Tommy Techno $5 Sat., July 16, 8-11 p.m. 912-2317105. firstname.lastname@example.org. https:// facebook.com/events/851949754937615. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. Hotplate, Trees on Mars, Bear Fight HOTPLATE, Trees On Mars, and Bear Fight
perform in the Sulfur Studios Annex. There will be live painting by local artists Ande Caridi and Christy Jones (which will be available for purchase after the show,) with prints and zines by local artist Daniel Carroll also up for sale. $5 at the door Fri., July 15, 7-11 p.m. 912. 231. 7105. info@ sulfurstudios.org. https://facebook.com/ events/527304274144758/. sulfurstudios. org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. Las Robertas, Twisty Cats, Sunglow $6 Mon., July 18, 7-11 p.m. 912. 231. 7105. email@example.com. https://facebook. com/events/1741838056055034/. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. The Love and Soul Experience Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission $12 VIP third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. kimberlygunn.com. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. PICKMonday Night Big Band Show The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra perform on the riverfront. Ticket price includes the show and a complimentary drink. $15 Mon., July 18, 7 p.m. westinsavannah.com/Big-Band-Mondays. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. Northbound, Lost Boy, Kinder Than Wolves, Snowfort, Kennedy Curse Coastal Rock Productions presents this concert that includes indie-rock, emo-core and hardcore. $8 advance, $10 day of Sun., July 17, 6:30 p.m. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street.
Adult Ballet Class Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-8745. Adult Ballet Toning Always wanted the body of a ballerina? Well.. YOU CAN! Our class is designed to stretch, tone, and enhance your body to become healthier than ever. Join us and check out the calendar for dates to enroll. (this is apart of our fitness package of 10 classes for $80) $10.00 Mondays, 5 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Adult Contemporary Dance Classes Ages 16+. Contemporary dance classes. Summer session. Learn intricate choreography. $15 Thu., July 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@ yahoo.com. thestudiosav.net/ongoingclasses-2016.html. thestudiosav.net. The STUDIO, 2805-b Roger Lacey Dr.
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org. oddlot.org. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty St.
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Adult Intermediate Ballet Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. Wednesdays. 912-921-2190. Argentine Tango Wednesdays, 7 p.m. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;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. 912-925-7416. savh_tango@ yahoo.com. Awaken with Chakradance™ A free-flowing, meditative dance, with eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery. No dance experience or chakras knowledge needed. $20 ongoing, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ comcast.net. chakradance.com/. synergisticbodies.com. Synergistic Bodies, 7901 Waters Ave. Ballet FIT! Love ballet? We are ready to get that body in ballet shape. This total body workout is great for low impact and high impact movements. With a series of bar, floor, and mat exercises, you will leave refreshed and stretched. Toning, stretching, and strengthening are our goals for you. See calendar for details. $15.00, $10.00, $8.00, $5.00 Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. 412.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. 36 Ballroom Group Dance Class
Weekly ballroom dance classes focus on two types of dance each month. Open to partners/couples or to solos. The $35 for 4 weeks or $10 drop in Mondays, 7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Ballroom/Latin Group Class Group classes every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesdays focus on fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday’s classes are more specific, with advanced elements. $15/person and $25/couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays.. 912-335-3335. email@example.com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Basic Shag Lessons Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Beginner’s Belly Dance Classes Learn basic moves and choreography with local Belly Dancer, Nicole Edge. Class is open to all ages and skill levels. Walk-ins welcome. 15.00 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. 912-596-0889. edgebelly@gmail. com. edgebellydance.com. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Beginners Belly Dance Classes Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-5960889. cairoonthecoast.com. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle For those with little-to-no dance background. Instructor is formally trained,
has performed for over ten years. $15/ person. Tues. 7pm-8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. firstname.lastname@example.org. cybelle3.com. C.C. Express Dance Team Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-7480731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. 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. email@example.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Dance Night Salsa Savannah sponsors this dance night. Be advised that locations often change. Visit salsasavannah.com or call 912-7048726 for updated locations. Fridays, 10 p.m. Latin Chicks (Waters Ave.), 5205 Waters Avenue. Salsa Savannah sponsors this dance night. Be advised that locations often change. Visit salsasavannah.com or call 912-704-8726 for updated locations. Thursdays, 10 p.m. Gatsby’s, 408 West Broughton Street. Dance Party Dance on Thursdays at 8pm--fun, friendship, and dancing. Free for Savannah Ballroom students. $10 for visitors ($15 for couples). free - $15 Thursdays, 8 p.m. 912335-3335. firstname.lastname@example.org. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. DJ Greer DJ Greer spinning some old and new R&B. Happy hour all night long. Fridays, 8
p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. jgoodfellas@ yahoo.com. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Free Dance Thursdays at Lake Mayer Lake Mayer is offering free dance and fitness classes for all ages every Thursday, in the Community Center. 9:30 am and 10:30 am is the “Little Movers” class for toddlers. 12:00 pm Lunch Break Fitness. 1:30 pm Super Seniors. 5:30 pm youth hip hop. 6:30 pm Adult African Fitness. FREE ongoing, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 912-6526780. email@example.com. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Home Cookin’ Cloggers Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Kids Ballroom Group Class Get the next generation involved with all the styles of partnership dances. We teach etiquette, the history, and how to actually dance them! Get them involved today to get ready for our Monthly Ballroom Dance. $40 for 4 weeks Tuesdays, 6-6:45 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Kids Hip Hop and Jazz Mondays, 6 p.m. salondebailedancestudio. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Kids Tap Teaching two skills in one class: music and dance. Join our newest tap class for kids to enjoy learning different rhythms and foot patters for fun music. Tap shoes are required and can be purchased at our studio! Sign up today and start tomorrow. $40 for 4 weeks Thursdays, 6-6:45 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Kids/Youth Dance Class Kids Group class on various Ballroom and Latin dances. Multiple teachers. Ages 4-17 currently enrolled in the program. Prepares youth for social and/or competitive dancing. $15/person Saturdays, 10 a.m.
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912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. savannahballroomdancing.com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. LaBlast Dance Fitness Created by world renowned dancer and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” professional, Louis Van Amstel, LaBlast uniquely combines a wide variety of ballroom dance styles and music genres. Do the Cha Cha Cha, Disco, Jive, Merengue, Salsa and Samba set to everything from pop and rock to hip-hop and country – and burn fat and blast calories! No experience and no partner necessary. $15.00 drop in or 10 classes for $80.00 Mondays, 6-7 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Latin Nite Salsa DJ Vaina Enventos brings Latin Night to Doubles. Happy hour all night long. NONE Thursdays, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. jgoodfellas@yahoo. com. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Line Dance Party with Free Lesson Join us for our Monthly Line Dance Night! Theresa Reed will be giving a FREE lesson before your night of fun and line dancing! Ben’s Neighborhood Grill will be partnering up with us for appetizers and spirits! 8pm-10pm Admission: $10.00 per person $10 third Friday of every month, 8-10 p.m. 612.470.6683. email@example.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/ Events.html. salondebailedancestudio. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Dance classes - hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/ levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-272-8329. Modern Dance Class Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. Mom and ME DANCE Classes Does your baby love to dance? Sign up for our MOM and Me Dance class and explore movement to fun music and learn the basic skills of dance to develop better motor skills for your child. 18 months to 2 years old. $40.00 for 4 weeks Saturdays, 9-9:30 a.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Salsa Lessons Learn to dance salsa and bachata, and try it free before you buy it. Call 912-7048726 to reserve your space and visit salsasavannah.com for more information. ongoing. Salsa Savannah Latin Dance Studio, 408 Bull Street.
Salsa Night Come and shake it to the best latin grooves and bachata the night away in Pooler where it’s cooler. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. medi.tavern314@ gmail.com. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Salsa! Salsa! Salsa! 0 Thursdays, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. firstname.lastname@example.org. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Shag Club Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing ongoing. doublesnightclub.com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Shimmy Chic Dance Fitness Shimmy and Shake with a brand new dance fitness program that will have you burning calories while learning the true skill of belly dance. Shimmy Chic is a low impact, high cardio workout that is designed to teach beginners and challenge the seasoned dancer. Yoga mats will be required. See calendars for details. $15.00, $10.00, $8.00, $5.00 Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Sizzle: Dance and Cardio A class designed to maintain that summer body by dancing and having fun. Incorporates dance and cardio to fun, spicy songs. $10 drop in or 10 classes for $80 Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912312-3549. email@example.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. 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 15, 8-11 p.m. 912604-5763. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr.
Awaken with Chakradance™ Thursdays
Join us for a free-flowing, meditative dance and experience the healing power of Chakradance™. With eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery, Chakradance™ will take you on a spiritual journey, free the energy in your body and open you to a deeper experience of life. No dance experience or prior knowledge of the chakras is necessary. Limited to 12 participants – email to reserve a spot today! $20 Thursdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@comcast. net. anahatahealingarts.com/healing-aha/. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Savannah’s only after-hours cemetery story event! See this great Victorian with Shannon Scott and all of the intrigues from bootleggers to murderers and those loved, lived and are now part of these immortal story grounds. $35.00 Saturdays, 5-8 p.m.. 912-319-5600. shannon@shannonscott. com. zerve.com/shannonscott/ BonCemAH. savannahga.gov/cityweb/ cemeteriesweb.nsf/cemeteries/ bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. Common Grounds Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. facebook.com/ commongroundssavannah. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. Concert: Tybee City Limits The monthly live music variety show presents three outstanding energetic acts: Ray Tomasino and his band High Velocity, Nightingale News, and The Accomplices drummer Stan Ray opening the show. $15 General Admission, $13.50 Theater Members Sun., July 17, 8-10 p.m. 912472-4790. email@example.com. tybeeposttheater.org. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Drinks After Work This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/Drinks-afterwork/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. The Exchange Club of Savannah In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah
welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at savannahexchange.org or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912441-6559. firstname.lastname@example.org. Savannahexchange.org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. Film: Hotel Transylvania 2 A film about kid friendly monsters, original voices from the first film returned for the sequel which takes place seven years after the wildly popular first installment. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under Fri., July 15, 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater. org. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Filmed 14 years after the wildly successful “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” the sequel follows Toula and her husband Ian through married life and brings back her memorable family. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under Thu., July 14, 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater. org. tybeeposttheater.org. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Film: The Good Dinosaur This 3D Animated comedy adventure from Pixar Animated Studios and Walt Disney Pictures tells the story of what Earth might be like if dinosaurs had never gone extinct. $7 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under Wed., July 13, 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater. org. tybeeposttheater.org. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. PICKFilm: Winter, The Dolphin That Can Part of Gray’s Reef Tuesday: films featuring the wonders of the ocean and Georgia coast. A baby dolphin caught in a crab trap rope is rescued, beginning a series of events that has become one of the most inspiring stories of our generation. Suggested donation of $5 Tue., July 19, 7-9 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater. org. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Gathering the Artisans Acoustic music, artists, poets and more welcome. Free with purchase of drink or sweets. Held at the Savannah Coffee Nuts cafe. Sat., July 16, 5 p.m. 912-228-9198. savannahmall.com/. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912525-5029 or email@example.com. ongoing. 912-525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.
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Monthly Membership Dinner and Meeting Membership meeting with dinner and speaker. Navy League supports our Sea Services and their families. You do not have to have been in any of the military services to join. For further information contact Jeff Zureick at 912 450 0521 $22.00 third Tuesday of every month & 5:45-8:15 p.m.. 912 450 0521. piwi@ hargray.com. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Navy League, 17 lake heron ct west. NuBarter Downtown Networking Event Calling all NuBarter members and Coastal Georgia small business owners. Come meet the owner, Miyuki Ma, along with other members and listen to their testimonials about the benefits of being in NuBarter. Come out and sample her experienced sushi chefs’ Japanese sushi and Washoku (Japanese dishes), and enjoy Miyuki’s own special brand of Japanese hospitality. Support small businesses engaging in alternative ways of saving cash. Thu., July 14. gary@nubarter. com. wasabimn.com/index.html. Wasabi’s, 113 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The original Midnight Tour One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ Pantry A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Richmond Hill History Museum Open House Drop in to see the new displays, interpretive panels, photos and artifacts depicting life on Bryan Neck over the years including native Americans, African American heritage, rice cultivation, plantations, the Civil War, Henry Ford era and industries such as fishing, shrimping, oystering and moonshining. A wine and cheese reception follows the open house. Thu., July 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. Savannah Country Show Down Win $100,000 in cash and prizes in America’s #1 country talent search. Get your entry form online at kix96.com or savannahashicon.com. Finale July 29. Fri., July 15, 8-10 p.m. coachs.net/. Coach’s Corner, 3016 East Victory Dr. Savannah Storytellers Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912-349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. 38 Shire of Forth Castle Fighter
Practice Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. Southbound Brewery Saturday Tours and Tastes Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. firstname.lastname@example.org. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. St. Pius X High School Alumni Association Meeting All former students of St. Pius X High School are invited to attend this meeting. Meet old friends, make new friends and have a great time. Several social events are hosted throughout the year. Dues are $24 a year. third Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. Savannah Classical Academy, 402 Market Street. 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. PICKUnity in the Community Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. third Saturday, Sunday of every month. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St.
$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. email@example.com. savannahpoweryoga.com. $8 Community Meditation Classes Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912-349-2756. Al-Anon Family Groups An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The message of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope for friends/family of problem drinkers.
Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. savannahalanon.com. Ballet Body Toning Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semi-private class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@ gmail.com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. Bariatric Surgery Support Group Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Barre Classes Looking for a fun way to tone and burn calories? Savannah Yoga Barre offers daily barre classes to help you reach your fitness goals. Diverse classes ensure there’s something for everyone. All levels are encouraged to attend. Start where you are and go from there. Classes start as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 6:45 p.m. $15 drop-in or use class pass ongoing. 912-200-4809. info@savannahyogabarre. com. savannahyogabarre.com. Beach Body Workouts with Laura MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Beginning Pole Fitness Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr.
Core Pilates This fun and challenging Pilates class will tone your entire body while focusing on building core strength. Betsy HunterHughes is at your service every MonWed-Fri 9:45 at Savannah Yoga Barre. $15 drop-in or class pass Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. 912200-4809. firstname.lastname@example.org. savannahyogabarre.com. Dance DynaMix Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@ gmail.com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. Fitness Classes at the JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-355-8811. savj.org. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. Free Yoga for Cancer Patients St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Functional Training Class Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Get Excited and Move This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month MondaysWednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. email@example.com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. Dude’s Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing
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Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop. com. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am-10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-9241. Living Smart Fitness Club St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Mommy and Baby Yoga Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Nonstop Fitness Spin Class Join us every Thursday at 5:30pm for Spin. Space is limited, please call 912-3494902 to reserve your spot and to inquire about our other classes. 10 classes for $50 Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912-3494902. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 DalyWilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates.com. pilatessavannah. 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
Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.. 912.667.0033. natalie@southboundbrewingco. com. https://facebook.com/PintsPoses-1203581879668449/. 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. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pregnancy Yoga Classes Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. $120 - six week session Thursdays. 912704-7650. email@example.com. douladeliveries.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Simple meditation in motion. Done standing. Tuesday evening @ St. Thomas Episcopal, Isle of Hope. 5.45pm. Balance, Breath, Calm. Taught by Tricia Richardson. 658-5592. Tuesdays. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave. Qigong Classes Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 ongoing. qigongtim.com/. Renagade Workout Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. Rock’n Body Fitness Bootcamp Ultimate outdoor power workout! Group physical training program conducted by former military personnel. Build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals lasting approx. 45 minutes. First Class FREE MondaysFridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 912-675-0952. firstname.lastname@example.org. rocknbodyfitnessbootcamp.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Ladies Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah
Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop. com. Savannah Disc Golf Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. email@example.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. SIZZLE- Dance Cardio The hottest cardio class to keep or get you in shape for summer. Sizzle is designed to give you cardio, strengthening, and stretch training that you need for that bikini body. Enroll now and get the first class free. $10.00 or $80 for 10 classes Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912.312.3549. firstname.lastname@example.org. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Somatic Movement Improvisation This class is for everyone who moves! Improve your dynamic alignment, breath, grounding, and the ability to access fluid movement. You will improve in all your movement activities, while awakening more fully within your own life as an embodied experience. Led by international teacher Janet Kaylo. Wear light, loose fitting clothes suitable for dance or yoga. No experience necessary. $15 drop-in Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-2004809. email@example.com. savannahyogabarre.com. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout Lose calories while dancing and kickboxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. facebook.com/ turbokicksavannah. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Zumba Fitness Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while
burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. https:// facebook.com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Zumba Fitness (R) with April Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.
Food & Drink Events
Bastille Day Celebrations Celebrate French Independence Day with an extended happy hour and a special menu. July 14, 5 p.m. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/ promotions/. holycityhospitality.com/39rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. I Pledge for Ice Cream July is almost here and at Leopold’s Ice Cream that means two things – National Ice Cream Month and the start of the I Pledge for Ice Cream Project. As a way to say “Thanks for Your Patriotism,” on July 1st from 4-7PM, Leopold’s Ice Cream will give any child (age 12 and under, accompanied by an adult) who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance a free child’s scoop of their choice in a cup, cake or sugar cone. FREE July 18, 4-7 p.m. 912234-4442. Ipledge@leopoldsicecream. com. https://leopoldsicecream.com/6thannual-i-pledge-for-ice-cream-kicks-off-atleopolds-ice-cream/. leopoldsicecream. com/. Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 East Broughton St. 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@ richmondhill-ga.gov. https://facebook. com/RichmondHillFarmersMarket. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. Bethesda Farm and Gardens Stand Each week, this popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. merrin.slocombe@ bethesdaacademy.org. bethesdaacademy. org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave.
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Fire & Wine Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. info@foxyloxycafe. com. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Forsyth Farmers Market Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Happy Hour 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality.com/39rue-de-jean-savannah/promotions/. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/. 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 Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. 912234-0688. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Prepare Sunday Suppers at Union Mission Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. Tybee Island Farmers Market Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave.
Armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a permanent drop box for disposing of unused prescription drugs and over the counter medication. In the lobby of the University Police building on campus. Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. ongoing. 912-344-3333. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/ Maps/index.html. Armstrong State
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University, 11935 Abercorn St. BeachCurious Ride The Savannah Bicycle Campaign hosts this ride. Explore the island, then hit the beach for a seaside ride to North Beach. Approximate distance is 10 miles. Sun., July 17, 10 a.m. 912-4437770. bicyclecampaign.org. Jaycee Park, Intersection of Campbell and VanHorn. 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. savannahspeechandhearing. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free Hearing Screenings The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If
necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912-355-4601. speechandhearingsav. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health Care for Uninsured People Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. Know Your Water What everyone ought to know about our drinking water (bottled, tap, distilled, reverse osmosis, filtered, alkaline and spring.) Are you paying thousands of
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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. email@example.com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. La Leche League of Savannah A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912897-9544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga. html. 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. 800264-7154. Prepared Childbirth Class This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. The Savannah 7-Day Diabetes Repair If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. firstname.lastname@example.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.
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 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 912-395-5070. Rachel.
Warren@sccpss.com. MassieSchool.com. massieschool.com/. Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon St. Film: Tomorrowland Grab your blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic, bring your kids, friends, families and neighbors and join us for free movies in Memorial Park at sunset on the third Saturday of every month this summer. Free Sat., July 16, 7:30 p.m. 912-472-5071. www,tybeefest.com. Memorial Park on Tybee Island, 403 Butler Ave. 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. email@example.com. Wilmington Island Farmers Market, 111 Walthour Rd. (it)s’ Big Summer Improv Camp Improv Summer Camp is a way to provide engaging and affordable summer intensives for students who desire to cultivate bravery, expand their imagination, build self confidence, and grow as artists and humans by diving deep into the unknown world of improvisation. The camp will consist of two separate groups--rising 3rd-6th graders and rising 7th-12th graders--with 6-10 campers per group. There are six sessions through the summer, and there will be a performance each Friday at 4:30pm. The fee of $150 per session includes a snack, drinking water, and a Savannah Stage Company t-shirt. There is a pay-what-you-can option available. $150 per session Through July 22, 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. 912-421-9484. sparetimesavannah.com/. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Summer Reading Program Read to earn rewards and prizes. Special activities all summer. To get started, visit any branch of Live Oak Public Libraries and pick up your “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” reading log or download one from our website, liveoakpl.org. Open to kids ages 0-18. Through July 31. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Toddler Time Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature-based theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/ skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their continues on p. 42
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1 Overlooked, as faults 8 Drink in 14 Take for granted 15 More Bohemian 16 *”Do the Right Thing” actress 17 *Singer/percussionist who collaborated with Prince on “Purple Rain” 18 “Ew, not that ...” 19 French 101 pronoun 20 This pirate ship 21 Commingle 22 They’re taken on stage 24 Like pulp fiction 26 Mata ___ (World War I spy) 27 Boost 29 Friend-o 30 Actress Kirsten 31 “Hello” singer 33 Carved pole emblem 35 *”Full Frontal” host 38 ___ umlaut 39 Small towns 41 Silicon Valley “competitive intelligence” company with a bird logo 44 Exercise count 46 Wise advisors 48 Brand that ran “short shorts” ads 49 Bankrupt company in 2001 news 51 LPGA star ___ Pak
52 Abbr. after a lawyer’s name 53 He was “The Greatest” 54 Clothe, with “up” 56 Triple ___ (orange liqueur) 57 *Arsenio Hall’s rapper alter ego with the song “Owwww!” 59 *Two-time Grammy winner for Best Comedy Album 61 Buddies, in Bogota 62 Not just by itself, as on fast-food menus 63 Fixed up 64 Land attached to a manor house
1 Cone-bearing evergreen 2 Bitter salad green 3 Internet enthusiasts, in 1990s slang 4 “Gangnam Style” performer 5 Car company with a four-ring logo 6 Sense of intangibility? 7 Gets ready to drive 8 Reacted with pleasure 9 “Uncle Remus” character ___ Rabbit 10 HPV, for one 11 J.R. Ewing, e.g. 12 Shows again
13 Portmanteau in 2016 news 17 Brangelina’s kid 23 Kind of trunk 25 Danger in the grass 26 Shoulder-to-elbow bone 28 “I’m hunting wabbits” speaker 30 Fix up, as code 32 Word between dog and dog 34 Bar accumulation 36 Wardrobe extension? 37 Fancy ways to leave 40 “You betcha I will!” 41 Like a small garage 42 Message on a dirty vehicle 43 Like mercury at room temperature 45 Cover in the kitchen 47 Hammer mate, on old flags 49 “Family Ties” mother 50 Not even me 53 R&B singer with the five-album project “Stadium” 55 “Where America’s Day Begins” island 58 International aid grp. 60 “___ Mine” (George Harrison autobiography)
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adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland. org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.
First City Network Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985), is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236CITY. firstcitynetwork.org. Gay AA Meeting True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA 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. 912-5476263. 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. email@example.com. savannahpride.com. Stand Out Youth A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912288-1034. firstname.lastname@example.org. standoutyouth.org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. What Makes a Family A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-3522611.
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Nature and Environment
Coffee with a Ranger Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Dolphin Project Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and
handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. Gardening Session Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public third Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. 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. email@example.com. fundingfactory.com. Walk on the Wild Side A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-2368115. wilderness-southeast.org.
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. 5pm6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin.com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. Operation New Hope Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at www.humansocietvsav.org, and www. chathamsheriff.org. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. chathamsheriff.org. humanesocietysav. org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. St. Almo’s Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays,
5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2343336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.
Religious & Spiritual
Band of Sisters Prayer Group All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. capitolcom. org/georgia. Buddhist Meditation All ages, lineages, and newcomers welcome. Our schedule is: Tuesdays 6-7:30 PM- for 30 minutes mediation followed by study group, $10. Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM- one hour of gentle yoga followed by 30 minutes of guided meditation, $15. Sundays 9-10:30 AM- Mediation, dharma talk and tea, $10. Reiki healing is offered by appointment. Text Rev. Cindy Beach at (912) 429-7265 for more info or visit savannahzencenter.com or find us on Facebook. Located atLocated at 640 E 40th St and Reynolds. $10-$15 ongoing. The Savannah Zen Center, 640 E. 40th St. Catholic Singles A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. email@example.com. diosav. org/familylife-singles. Contemporary Worship Service New Contemporary Worship Service. For more information contact (912) 925-4839 free Sun., July 17, 1-2 p.m. 912-925-4839. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. 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. 917-6764280. facebook.com/savannahgratitude. 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. vineyardsavannah.org. Maritime Bethel “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-2202976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A New Church in the City, For the City Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Courses are now being offered at the
new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts.edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. firstname.lastname@example.org. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. Psychic Medium Your Pal, Erin Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin. com for more information or contact email@example.com today. ongoing. Online only, none. Read the Bible in One Year A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 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. 440-3715209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Service of Compline Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. South Valley Baptist Church Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. Sundays on Thursdays Worship Service Thursdays. 912-826-0206. maritimebethelatsavannah.org. The
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Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. Tapestry Church A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga. org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Theology on Tap Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-234-0980. email@example.com. uusavannah.org. uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 311 Harris St. Unity Church of Savannah Everyone is welcome. Unity of Savannah is not concerned with where people come from, what they look like, or whom they love – Unity is just glad that each person is here. Sunday 9:15am meditative service and 11:00am celebratory service show what the New Thought Movement is all about. Children’s church 11am service. Unity loves all people, just as they are. Sundays. 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah. org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd.
PICKFilm: American Graffiti Before there was Star Wars, there was George Lucas’ classic coming of age story, American Graffiti, featuring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard, as a couple of high school grads spending one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. Followed by a post show Q&A. Sat., July 16, 7 p.m. www2. scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Malamore (Sick Love) A few months back, the PFS had planned to show this extremely interesting and virtually unknown WWI drama, but that screening had to be postponed due to technical difficulties. This is the make-up date for that film. Malamore is the final motion picture directed by the underappreciated Italian filmmaker Eriprando Visconti before his untimely death. $7 Wed., July 13, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Film: Sonic Sea The Dolphin Project screens this
documentary, which gives explicit, scientific explanations of the sounds in the ocean. For ages 8 and up. Donations appreciated Sat., July 16, 6:30 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. Film: The Wizard of Oz When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. This event is a fundraiser for Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. $9 Fri., July 15, 8 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.
Sports & Games
Adult and Junior Tennis Clinics On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. Adult Coed Flag Football League 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. Bears Elite Football Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Charity Softball Tournament for Kyley Cornwell Charity softball tournament. A day of family fun and activities. Co-ed and Men’s division, following ASA rules. Winning teams will receive jerseys from Easton, gift bag for each player (up to 200 players). There will be an area for children to play and have fun. Raffles and silent auction. $200/team Sat., July 16, 8 a.m. 912441-5090. email@example.com. facebook.com/softballforkyley. Paulson Softball Complex, 7171 Skidaway Road. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual
bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. Grief 101 Support Group Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Ice, Ice Maybe? Skate Savannah Mall’s synthetic ice rink and see if you can tell the difference. Hours are Mon-Sat 10am-8pm and Sun 12-6pm. Sessions start every half hour. Ice skates are available to rent. Through Aug. 7. savannahmall.com/. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Sav. Strider Weekly Group Run or Walk Downtown Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. savystrider.com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. PICKSavannah Bananas Vs. the Holly Springs Salamanders. $9 Fri., July 15, 7 p.m. thesavannahbananas. com. thesavannahbananas.com. Vs. the Martinsville Mustangs. $9 Mon., July 18, 7 p.m. thesavannahbananas. com. thesavannahbananas.com. Vs. the Gastonia Grizzlies. $9 Wed., July 13, 7 p.m. thesavannahbananas.com. thesavannahbananas.com. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Savannah Bike Polo Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo. Savannah Open Black Rodeo The Southeastern Rodeo Association presents the first Savannah Open
Black Rodeo. Sat., July 16, 7:30 p.m. savannahcivic.com. Martin Luther King Jr Arena, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. 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. email@example.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. USMNT (Soccer) American Outlaws Chapter USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912398-4014. savannahflipflop.com. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Al-Anon Family Group meeting Isle of Hope For Today Find comfort and understanding for families and friends of alcoholics. AFG is an anonymous fellowship seeking to find serenity for those impacted by the effects of alcoholism. Free Mondays, 7-8 p.m. savannahalanon.com. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave. Alcoholics Anonymous For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily continues on p. 44
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throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Family Support Group For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. Amputee Support Group Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for
info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. Back Pain Support Group Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. Brain Injury Support Group For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Breast Cancer Survivors Group Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers.
Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Caregiver’s Coffee Caregiver’s Coffee, an informal support group for caregivers of cancer patients, meets on the second and third Wednesday of every month in the lobby of the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP), located on Reynolds
Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Upcoming adventures might make you more manly if you are a woman. If you are a man, the coming escapades could make you more womanly. How about if you’re trans? Odds are that you’ll become even more gender fluid. I am exaggerating a bit, of course. The transformations I’m referring to may not be visible to casual observers. They will mostly unfold in the depths of your psyche. But they won’t be merely symbolic, either. There’ll be mutations in your biochemistry that will expand your sense of your own gender. If you respond enthusiastically to these shifts, you will begin a process that could turn you into an even more complete and attractive human being than you already are.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
I’ll name five heroic tasks you will have more than enough power to accomplish in the next eight months. 1. Turning an adversary into an ally. 2. Converting a debilitating obsession into a empowering passion. 3. Transforming an obstacle into a motivator. 4. Discovering small treasures in the midst of junk and decay. 5. Using the unsolved riddles of childhood to create a living shrine to eternal youth. 6. Gathering a slew of new freedom songs, learning them by heart, and singing them regularly -- especially when habitual fears rise up in you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Your life has resemblances to a jigsaw puzzle that lies unassembled on a kitchen table. Unbeknownst to you, but revealed to you by me, a few of the pieces are missing. Maybe your cat knocked them under the refrigerator, or they fell out of their storage box somewhere along the way. But this doesn’t have to be a problem. I believe you can mostly put together the puzzle without the missing fragments. At the end, when you’re finished, you may be tempted to feel frustration that the picture’s not complete. But that would be illogical perfectionism. Ninetyseven-percent success will be just fine.
JULY 13-19, 2016
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
If you are smoothly attuned with the cosmic rhythms and finely aligned with your unconscious wisdom, you could wake up one morning and find that a mental block has miraculously crumbled, instantly raising your intelligence. If you can find it in your proud heart to surrender to “God,” your weirdest dilemma will get at least partially solved during a magical three-hour interlude. And if you are able to forgive 50 percent of the wrongs that have been done to you in the last six years, you will no longer feel like you’re running into a strong wind, but rather you’ll feel like the beneficiary of a strong wind blowing in the same direction you’re headed.
Street across from Candler Hospital. For more information, call 912-819-5704. third Tuesday of every month. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Children’s Grief Support Group Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Connect for Kids This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness.
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
How often have you visited hell or the suburbs of hell during the last few weeks? According to my guesstimates, the time you spent there was exactly the right amount. You got the teachings you needed most, including a few tricks about how to steer clear of hell in the future. With this valuable information, you will forevermore be smarter about how to avoid unnecessary pain and irrelevant hindrances. So congratulations! I suggest you celebrate. And please use your new-found wisdom as you decline one last invitation to visit the heart of a big, hot mess.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
My friend Athena works as a masseuse. She says that the highest praise she can receive is drool. When her clients feel so sublimely serene that threads of spit droop out of their mouths, she knows she’s in top form. You might trigger responses akin to drool in the coming weeks, Virgo. Even if you don’t work as a massage therapist, I think it’s possible you’ll provoke rather extreme expressions of approval, longing, and curiosity. You will be at the height of your power to inspire potent feelings in those you encounter. In light of this situation, you might want to wear a small sign or button that reads, “You have my permission to drool freely.”
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
The latest Free Will Astrology poll shows that thirty-three percent of your friends, loved ones, and acquaintances approve of your grab for glory. Thirty-eight percent disapprove, eighteen percent remain undecided, and eleven percent wish you would grab for even greater glory. As for me, I’m aligned with the eleven-percent minority. Here’s what I say: Don’t allow your quest for shiny breakthroughs and brilliant accomplishments to be overly influenced by what people think of you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You are at the pinnacle of your powers to both hurt and heal. Your turbulent yearnings could disrupt the integrity of those whose self-knowledge is shaky, even as your smoldering radiance can illuminate the darkness for those who are lost or weak. As strong and confident as I am, even I would be cautious about engaging your tricky intelligence. Your piercing perceptions and wild understandings might either undo me or vitalize me. Given these volatile conditions, I advise everyone to approach you as if you were a love bomb or a truth fire or a beauty tornado.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Here’s the deal: I will confess a dark secret from my past if you confess an equivalent secret from yours. Shall I go
first? When I first got started in the business of writing horoscope columns, I contributed a sexed-up monthly edition to a porn magazine published by smut magnate Larry Flynt. What’s even more scandalous is that I enjoyed doing it. OK. It’s your turn. Locate a compassionate listener who won’t judge you harshly, and unveil one of your subterranean mysteries. You may be surprised at how much psychic energy this will liberate. (For extra credit and emancipation, spill two or even three secrets.)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
What do you want to be when you grow up, Capricorn? What? You say you are already all grown up, and my question is irrelevant? If that’s your firm belief, I will ask you to set it aside for now. I’ll invite you to entertain the possibility that maybe some parts of you are not in fact fully mature; that no matter how ripe you imagine yourself to be, you could become even riper -- an even more gorgeous version of your best self. I will also encourage you to immerse yourself in a mood of playful fun as you respond to the following question: “How can I activate and embody an even more complete version of my soul’s code?”
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
On a summer day 20 years ago, I took my five-year-old daughter Zoe and her friend Max to the merry-go-round in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Zoe jumped on the elegant golden-maned lion and Max mounted the wild blue horse. Me? I climbed aboard the humble pig. Its squat pink body didn’t seem designed for rapid movement. Its timid gaze was fixed on the floor in front of it. As the man who operated the ride came around to see if everyone was in place, he congratulated me on my bold choice. Very few riders preferred the porker, he said. Not glamorous enough. “But I’m sure I will arrive at our destination as quickly and efficiently as everyone else,” I replied. Your immediate future, Aquarius, has symbolic resemblances to this scene.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Early on in our work together, my psychotherapist confessed that she only works with clients whose problems are interesting to her. In part, her motivations are selfish: Her goal is to enjoy her work. But her motivations are also altruistic. She feels she’s not likely to be of service to anyone with whom she can’t be deeply engaged. I understand this perspective, and am inclined to make it more universal. Isn’t it smart to pick all our allies according to this principle? Every one of us is a mess in one way or another, so why not choose to blend our fates with those whose messiness entertains us and teaches us the most? I suggest you experiment with this view in the coming weeks and months, Pisces.
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Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Debtors Anonymous For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Eating Disorders Anonymous Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@ yahoo.com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Essential Tremor Support Group For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Female Military PTSD Support Group STAIR Group stands for Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation. It is a support group for female veterans, retired and active duty service members who have experienced service-related PTSD (post-traumatic stress) and/or MST (military sexual trauma). This is not a group to process trauma details, but to explore how trauma has impacted thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Goals are to increase coping skills for distressing emotions and improve relationships. A brief phone interview and commitment to complete the entire group is required. Group max is 8 participants led by experienced civilian therapist for 10 sessions. Begins early August. Thu., July 14, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-436-6481. email@example.com. Private Counseling Practice, 24 Commerce Place, Suite D. Fibromyalgia Support Group Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. Gambling Problem 12 Step Program Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730. Georgia Scleroderma Support Group A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912-4143827. 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. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Heartbeats for Life Free support and education group for those who have suffered from or want to prevent or reverse heart disease and/or diabetes. One Tuesday/month, 6pm. Free and open to the public. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga. org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Klinefelter Syndrome/47-XXY Support Group For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47-XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. Legacy Group: For individuals with advanced and recurrent cancer. Group addresses the concerns of advanced and recurrent cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for a specific session and to learn about the group, please call Jennifer CurrinMcCulloch at 912-350-7845. ongoing. 912350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave. Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call or see website for info. Located in the Summit Cancer Care office at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-350-7845.
memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Narcotics Anonymous Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-238-5925. 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 912-358-7150. ongoing. oa.org/meetings. 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. email@example.com. Parents of Ill Children Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Case manager facilitates the meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info ongoing. 912350-5616. memorialhealth.com/backus. memorialhealth.com/backus. 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. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Prostate Cancer Support Group: Man to Man This group is for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Meets in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. 912-897-3933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. 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. 912-2337273. 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. third 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. sjchs. org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. SBC Toastmasters
Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to the art of public speaking. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, members learn to speak more precisely and confidently via prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and constructive evaluations. It’s fun, informative, and a great way to network with area professionals. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. 912-663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. Sex Addicts Anonymous If you believe you have a problem with sex addiction (or are wondering if you might) and you want to change your behavior, we recommend that you attend a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous. The only requirement is a desire to stop your addictive sexual behavior. Meets Mondays at 7 pm. Call for venue information. ongoing. 731-412-0183. saa-recovery.org. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Spinal Injury Support Group Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-350-8900. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Spouse/Life Partner Support Group Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Support Group for Women Coping with Infertility or Who Desire to Pursue Adoption For women who are on the infertility journey, or have the desire to pursue adoption, and need support from other women who have been there or are on the same journey. Meeting location: 217 E. 55th Street. Email for meeting days/times. Every fourth Thursday. emptycradle_ firstname.lastname@example.org. Survivors of Suicide Support Group A support group for those whose loved ones have died by suicide. Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at Full Circle from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. third Monday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m. 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, 912629-1089. 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. 912-8195704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Teens With No One to Turn To
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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. parkplaceyes.org. Trans* Support Group Our meetings vary; we have discussions, watch documentaries, share stories, give out resources, plan community events, have social hour. Come check us out some time if you exist on the Trans* spectrum and are looking to help build community! Free third Sunday of every month. 843-3684490. info@transcendentsSAV.org. 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. 912-8973933. memorialhealth.com/. 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 air-conditioned Historic Savannah Theater. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 2 p.m. savannahdan. com. savannahtheatre.com. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. Theatre: The Wizard of Oz This bold retelling puts Dorothy in the middle of an attic where she greets the band of characters that help her journey down a path that is filled with mishaps and detours. This is the script and score everyone knows and loves, but Savannah Stage Company surrounds the material with simplistic actor-driven sound effects, found objects that are molded into whimsical props, and brave storytelling that explores relationships in a deeper way, all with only 10 actors. $15 or PayWhat-You-Can Fri., July 15, 8-10 p.m. and Sat., July 16, 8-10 p.m. 912.421.9484. creative@savannahstagecompany. com. savannahstagecompany.com. sparetimesavannah.com/. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd.
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Bethesda Seeks Volunteer Docents for New History Museum/ Visitors Center Bethesda seeks volunteer docents for their new visitors center/museum. Volunteer docents needed during regular museum hours, Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Docents will share Bethesda’s rich history and inspiring legacy with visitors from across the country and around the world. ongoing. 912-351-2061. Elizabeth.
email@example.com. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Call for Volunteers for Hospice Savannah Share your love, friendship and empathy with caregivers and hospice patients in their homes or nursing homes. Hospice Savannah is seeking caring volunteers to provide companionship and caregiver respite throughout Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. There are also opportunities to volunteer in our Hospice House on Eisenhower Drive, in our administrative offices or at Full Circle Grief and Loss Center off Chatham Parkway. Please complete an application on-line at www. HospiceSavannah.org/volunteer or call the volunteer department at 912.355.2289 for more information. No prior experience is needed - just a loving heart. Volunteer training will be offered Monday, May 10 in the community education room at the rear of Hospice House from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Pre-registration is required. ongoing. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Docents and Volunteers Needed at Flannery O’Connor House Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home seeks additional volunteers and volunteer docents to help on Fridays and Saturdays, 1p-4pm, and for possible extended hours. Duties: greet visitors, handle admissions, conduct merchandise sales and help with tours. Docent training and written narratives for reference during tours are provided. ongoing. 912-233-6014. firstname.lastname@example.org. flanneryoconnorhome.org. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Dolphin Project Seeks Volunteers Dolphin Project needs boat owners, photographers, and other volunteers to help with scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along coastal Georgia. Must be age 18 or older. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-232-6572. thedolphinproject.org. Good Samaritan Health Clinic St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The clinic serves people without insurance and those whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Call to volunteer. ongoing. 912-964-4326. Hospice Volunteers Needed in Chatham and other Coastal Counties Island Hospice, THA Group’s nonprofit hospice service, seeks volunteers for patient socialization and caregiver respite. Also seeking nonpatient contact volunteers who can contribute by providing services including, but not limited to, office work, crafting, sewing, light yard work, housekeeping, playing guitar for patients, and licensed hairdressers. Serving patients in Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, Liberty, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, and
Screven Counties in Georgia, and Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Charleston, Colleton Counties in South Carolina. See website or email or call for info. ongoing. 888-8424463. email@example.com. thagroup. org. Live Oak Public Libraries Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-6523661. liveoakpl.org. Medical Professional Volunteers Needed St. Joseph’s/Candler’s St. Mary’s Health Center, a free clinic serving the uninsured, seeks physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab techs, and patient care techs. Non-clinical volunteers needed to to schedule appointments. Contact Stephanie Alston. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Oatland Island Wildlife Center Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Pre-School Volunteers Needed Seeking early childhood education majors, retired elementary teachers and/ or community residents to help 3 & 4 year olds with language development skills. Mon.-Fri., 9am-12noon. Call for info. ongoing. 912-447-0578. sjchs.org/1969. cfm. St. Mary’s Community Center and Health Center, 812 W 36th St. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Share time and talents through the RSVP program of the Equal Opportunity Authority. Seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations. Call for information. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x123. Ronald McDonald House Help in the “home away from home” for families of hospitalized children. Volunteers needed to provide home-cooked meals for families at the house. Volunteer internships available for college students. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-356-5520. rmhccoastalempire. org. rmhccoastalempire.org/. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. Specialized Foster Care Services Lutheran Services of Georgia provides Specialized Foster Care services for children in the custody of DFACS and Department of Juvenile Justice. We specialize in placing children that are special needs including (a) sibling groups, (b) teens, (c) children with physical, mental, developmental and behavioral disabilities, (d) commercially sexually exploited children. We look for the best home to match the children’s needs. Lutheran Services seeks to provide the best support for the child and the foster family. LSG Foster families have been evaluated to ensure that children in care will be provide a safe and nurturing home that can provide care and attention to children’s medical,
emotional, educational and social needs. ongoing. (912)228-7873. tamiekahayes@ lsga.org. lsga.org. Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lessons and tours. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. email or call for info. ongoing. 912-4843200. eastcoastpaddleboarding.com. Tutoring Volunteers Needed Education majors, retired reading teachers or community residents sought to volunteer for a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students. Call for info. ongoing. 912-4476605. sjchs.org/body.cfm?id=399. AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Tutors Sought for Adult Learners (GED Prep and Literacy Needs) The Adult Community & Education Program at Royce Learning Center seeks volunteer tutors to assist adult learners. Monday - Thursday, 5pm-7pm. Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-11am. Classes at Royce Learning Center and at Wesley Community Center. Free tutor training. Email or call for info. ongoing. 912-354-4047. kmorgan@ roycelc.org. Urban Hope An after school program for inner city children seeking adult volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, and more. See website or email for info. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. urbanhopesavannah.org. Volunteer at the Forsyth Farmers’ Market The market occurs each Saturday morning at the South End of Forsyth Park, from February through December. To volunteer, see website for contact info. ongoing. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Volunteer for Meals on Wheels There are seniors in our community who are hungry. You can make a difference by volunteering one hour a week to delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. We have routes throughout Savannah, so we can match you to an area that is convenient. Training included. Volunteers use their own vehicle. Gas stipend is optional. There are over 500 seniors on the waiting list to receive meals, and the number continues to grow. For more information, contact Lauren at Volunteer@ seniorcitizens-inc.org or 912-236-0363 Mondays-Fridays, 10:45 a.m. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. Volunteers Needed for the EOA Share your time and special talents with others; join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of EOA. We need your help to help others. Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations from 1 to 40 hours per week. Make your choice of where you want to serve from the many local agencies we are affiliated with. Qualifications are to be 55, want to enjoy life and have the desire to share your personal talents with others. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.
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2 & 3BR, 1 Bath Apts. Newly Renovated, hardwood floors, carpet, ceiling fans, appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups. $595-$765/month for 2bdrs and $715-$850/month for 3bdrs.
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2BR Duplex: Living Room, W/D Connections, Large Yard, Fresh paint. $500/month, $500/dep. Application fee required. 912-303-5960 EXT 102 American Realty Property Mgt. FURNISHED APTS. STARTING AT $170/WK. Private bath and kitchen, cable, utilities, washer furnished. AC & heat, bus stop on property. No deposit required. Completely safe, manager on property. Contact Gail, (912)650-9358; Linda, (912)690-9097.
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2BR/1 Bath Apt. Upstairs or Downstairs. $600/ month plus $600 deposit. Application fee $40 per adult. Please call 912-9274383 SOUTHSIDE - 4BR, 2.5 BATHS. Refrigerator and Stove, CH/A, $1150/Per Month, $600/Deposit. Section 8 Preferred. Call 912-5073796
SAVANNAH’S HOUSE OF GRACE
SENIOR LIVING AT IT’S BEST FOR AGES 50 & BETTER Shared community living for full functioning seniors ages 50 & above. Nice comfortable living at affordable rates. Shared kitchen & bathroom. All bedrooms have central heating/air and cable. Bedrooms are fully furnished and private. Make this community one you will want to call home. SAVANNAH’S HOUSE OF GRACE also has community housing with its own private bath. Different rates apply. Income must be verifiable. We accept gov. vouchers. Prices starting at $550.
SHARED LIVING: Fully Furnished Apts. $170 weekly. No deposit. All utilities included. Call 912-844-5995 SINGLE, Family Home w/ Room for Rent: Furnished, includes utilities, central heat/air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen & bath. Shared Kitchen & bath. Call 912963-7956, leave message
STUDIO APARTMENT AVAILABLE: $800/month + $200 deposit. Nice/clean environment with THUNDERBOLT LOCATION private kitchen and bath. Utilities Room available, across from SSU. Shower, toilet, sink included in included. Call 912-428-4722 room, washer/dryer available. $135/week. $100/deposit. $25/ Room for Rent mo. cable. 912-844-3990 or 912655-9121 ROOMS FOR RENT $75 MOVE-IN SPECIAL ON 2ND WEEK Automotive Clean, large, furnished. Busline, cable, utilities, central heat/air. $100-$130/weekly. Rooms with Cars/Trucks/Vans bath $145. Call 912-289-0410. *Paycheck stub or Proof of FENDER BENDER ?? income and ID required. Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call CLEAN, QUIET, NICE ROOMS 912-355-5932. & EFFICIENCIES from $100-$215. Near Bus lines. Refrigerator, Stove, Washer Service Directory & Dryer. For More Info, Call 912-272-3438 or 912-412Business Services 2818
FOR ALL TYPES OF MASONRY REPAIR ROOMS FOR RENT - Ages 40 & better. $150 weekly. No Brick, Block, Concrete, Stucco, deposit. Furnished rooms. All Brick Paving, Grading, Clearing, utilities included. On Busline. etc., New & Repair Work. Call Michael Mobley, 912-631-0306 Call 912-844-5995 Let me create a nutritional lifestyle ROOMS FOR RENT
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Westside / Eastside Savannah: 37th, 38th, & 42nd Streets. Adult Living. Furnished, all utilities included. Washer/Dryer on premises, cable TV, WiFi/ Internet. $130-$150/weekly. Requirements: Pay stubs/ID. Call 912-677-0271
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JULY 13-19, 2016
this week: Friday, July 15th at 8pm Join us for a very special screening of The Wizard of Oz! Weâ€™re presenting the feature in conjunction with Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, and proceeds go to benefit local Girl Scouts initiatives! Tickets are $11 general admission.
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BENEFITING THE GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA
Thursday, July 21st at 8pm
7 & 21 are lucky numbers on the Vegas Strip and we feel so lucky to be in our 4th season that we added this special reunion show with our Season One cabaret veterans Natasha Drena, Trae Gurley, and Roger Moss with Kim Steiner on the Steinway. They will tribute the Vegas greats from Elvis Presley and the Rat Pack to Burt Bacharach.