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Start off the 2017 Savannah Music Festival season with this free concert. 7:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free 912-525-5050
PetSmart Charities Weekend Adoption Event
Wednesday 11. 9 Film: The Mask of Kriminal
This ultra-mod sequel to the 1966 Italian crime comedy “Kriminal” finds the costumed super-criminal in more hijinks. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $6
Focusing on a remote 15-man outpost, Restrepo, considered one of the most dangerous postings in the military, directors Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington present a combination of labor and camaraderie as soldiers push back the Taliban. 6 p.m. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. $15 mountainfilmsav.org/festival/events/
Savannah Food & Wine Festival
Experience all things gourmet at legendary locations such as the Mansion at Forsyth Park and the Georgia State Railroad Museum. Through Sunday Nov. 13 Georgia Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd savannahfoodandwinefestival.com
Save the life of a rescued pet by adopting from one of several rescue groups. There is no charge to look, but each rescue group sets its own adoption fees. 10 a.m. PetSmart, 11132 Abercorn St.
Thursday 11.10 Coastal Empire Fair
Petting zoo, a livestock show, rides. Nov. 3-13 Coastal Empire, 4801 Meding St. coastalempirefair.com
This film stars Burt Reynolds and was made on Tybee Island. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $7 adults, $5 children
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This film documents the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. Focusing on a remote 15-man outpost, “Restrepo,” which was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the Military, directors Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington present a surreal combination of back-breaking labor and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban. 6 p.m. Service Brewing Company 574 Indian St. $15 864-804-0960 email@example.com mountainfilmsav.org/festival/events/
Film: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World In collaboration with Cinema Savannah, Telfair presents the new documentary about the internet by Werner Herzog. 7 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. $8 912-790-8880
Savannah Music Festival Season Announcement w/ Flatt Lonesome
Start off the 2017 Savannah Music Festival season with this free concert. 7:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free
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Theatre: Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief
Having slept with Othello’s entire encampment, Desdemona revels in her bawdy tales of conquest. Nov. 10-12, 7:30 p.m. Armstrong State, 11935 Abercorn St. $12
Guests can taste the region’s best grilled creations and BBQ and sip a variety of beer. Proceeds benefit Tiny House Project for Homeless Veterans. 8 p.m. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. $59 savannahfoodandwinefest.com
Theatre: Henry V
Armistice Day Commemoration
Savannah Shakes presents its production of Henry V, directed by Sheila Lynne Bolda and starring Zachary Burke. Nov. 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 & 20 at 3 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $15 general, free for Vietnam War veterans
The Art and Photographs of Savannah Square by Square
Local church bells will ring 11 times at 11 am. Representatives of four faith traditions will bring messages of peace--Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Chippewa Square
Exclusive selection of numbered prints from the full-color photos in the book “Savannah Square by Square” available for sale. 10% of proceeds donated to the Veterans Council of Chatham County. 5:30 p.m. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St.
Art by Everyday Heroes
This pop-up exhibition features the work of 14 local veterans who attend a painting class at the VA Outpatient Clinic. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. 912-355-2289
Opening preview party features music, food, and beverages, and gives Arty Party Patrons and guests an exclusive opportunity to view and purchase artists’ work. 7 p.m. Telfair Square $85-$175 912.790.8866. telfair.org/artfair
Climate Change & the Future of Georgia’s Coast
The Center for a Sustainable Coast (CSC) is hosting a public forum. 5-7 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Free
Love Beats Hate: A Rally to Remember
A gathering of local citizens, dignitaries, companies, and organizations who want to remember individuals who lost their lives in acts of terror. Candlelight vigil. 7:30 p.m. Starland District, 40th and Bull.
I Grew It My Way Book Signing
Jane Fishman will give a talk on her new book and sign copies. 6:30 p.m. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St. Free and open to the public
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22nd Annual Telfair Art Fair
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Featuring 85 artists displaying and selling works in a variety of disciplines and for a wide range of budgets, this year’s Telfair Art Fair presents an array of genres. Sat., Nov. 12 10am-5pm, Sun., Nov. 13 noon-4pm Telfair Square Free telfair.org
As Christmas time approaches what better way to get ready for the holiday season than buying American-made treasures crafted with creativity. You'll find pottery, jewelry, metal sculpture, sculpture,woodworking, glass, photography, fine art, delicious gourmet delights and so much more!
The excitement of watching a team of artists painting at electric speed! 7 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $30 marstheatre.com
Children’s Book Festival
Welcome New York Times Bestselling Author of the Fancy Nancy childrenâ’s series, Jane O’Connor to the festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.
Concert: Larry Stephenson Band
Entertaining audiences for over 25 years including on the Grand Ole Opry. 7:30 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 East Hwy. 80. $28
Come early for a workshop at 7:15 p.m. if you’ve never contra danced before. Music by Glow in the Dark String Band. 7:30 p.m. Garden City UMC, 62 Varnedoe Ave. $6 members, $8 general
Dog Lovers’ Walk
Embrace the arrival of fall by joining the Humane Society for a walking fundraiser. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Road humanesocietysav.org
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Film: Paying the Price for Peace
Veterans For Peace Savannah Chapter 170 invites the public to this film featuring Vietnam veteran and VFP member S. Brian Willson, killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. 7-9:30 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Free
Forsyth Farmers Market
Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park forsythfarmersmarket.com
PetSmart Charities Weekend Adoption Event
Save the life of a rescued pet by adopting from one of several rescue groups. No charge to look. 10 a.m. PetSmart, 11132 Abercorn St.
Find your new furry friend from a wide selection of dogs from six local pet rescue organizations. second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Hipster Hound, 115 Echols Ave. hipsterhound.net
Savannah Art Walk
Gather for the free welcome reception at the River Street Inn, meet some sponsoring artists, grab your map and begin. Experience the tour on foot or by Old Savannah Tour Trolley. second Saturday of every month, 3-6 p.m. savannahartwalk.com
A family-friendly hit of lit. Quraysh Ali Lansana reads and discusses his new picture book, “A Gift from Greensboro,” and poet Samantha Thornhill will also read and perform. 6:30 p.m. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St.
Stopover in the Yard w/ Amythyst Kiah and Her Chest of Glass
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This concert benefits the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home and opens up with a Mardi Gras-style party with the Sweet Thunder Strolling Band. Tickets include southern fare prepared on the outdoor grill by Chef Mashama Bailey. noon The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $25
Veteran’s Day Weekend Fall Festival This free, family fun event will have a Trebuchet Cornhole Competition, local vendors, food trucks, raffles, Christmas gift making classes sign ups and more. 10 a.m. Maven Makers, 415 West Boundary Street.
Sunday 11.13 Keith Sweat
The R&B singer-songwriter comes to Savannah. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.
Music and the Mind
Violinist Ricardo Ochoa and pianist Paolo Gualdi will present a lecture recital examining the psyches of great classical composers. 5-6 p.m. Skidaway UMC, 54 Diamond Causeway. Free 912-598-8460. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry Not Sorry
Front Porch Improv presents a long-form improv comedy show that makes the theatre experience seriously funny. 7 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. $6 frontporchimprov.com
Monday 11.14 Monday Means Community: My 80th Year
Join Emergent Savannah to hear from three locals on what they have learned from eighty years of being in community, what they’ve learned from the past, where they see the future and as how that intergenerational knowledge can be shared Featured guests include Miriam Center, A.L. Addington and Rev. Dr. Carolyn Dowse. The evening will be around 55-minutes and in lieu of a moderator, audience members will ask questions of panelists. 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.
Tuesday 11.15 Film: Sonic Sea
One Hundred Miles, Savannah Riverkeeper, and Oceana host a screening of the film Sonic Sea about current applications for seismic airgun blasting off the coast of Georgia. Sonic Sea is a documentary about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise, including seismic airgun blasting, on whales and other marine life. 6 p.m. Cha Bella Grill & Patio Bar, 102 East Broad St. Free
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‘Yuge’ loser: the mainstream media by Jim Morekis
OUR PRINT DEADLINE is Monday, which always makes election years interesting. As I write this, you have an advantage: You know who won on Tuesday and I don’t. From my vantage point here on Nov. 7, it certainly seems as if Hillary Clinton is going to win, perhaps easily. But then again, that’s why they hold elections: To see what the voters say. Seeing as I can’t comment on who won or lost since I don’t know, I’ll reserve my judgment this week for something I’m a bit better briefed on: The state and performance of the modern mainstream media. As an alt-weekly editor I’ve made my
The networks — fully knowing what was going on — promoted the debates as if they were one of Trump’s old business ventures, pro wrestling. They would even make sure Trump’s podium was right in the middle, lest you forget what you were supposed to be reacting to, who was the focal point, who was the star. The mainstream media created the Republican debates as an amusing circus sideshow, and happily helped sell the idea of Trump as an all-beating, dominant alpha male running roughshod over weaker opponents. Trump being Trump, he happily took advantage. He took the taunting, bullyboy persona he and the media both crafted and took it on the road to Flyover America, in raucous, crowded rallies which often took
Of most concern to me isn’t any negative impact that might have had on Trump itself, but for the obviously dangerous precedent it sets with regards to the public’s overall trust in the media. Once out of the bag, that cat’s going to be pretty hard to squeeze back in. Older generations had a name for partisan advocacy disguised as civic journalism: Propaganda. Autumn came. Tensions with Russia over the Syrian debacle heated up to a point generally described as literally the most dangerous since the Cold War. But you certainly wouldn’t know it reading the good ol’ Times and the Post! On any given day their homepages were still almost entirely given over to the Trump controversy du jour. If you were lucky, you might scroll down for a mention of
The monster the mainstream media helped to create turned on them. And now they decided it was too close for comfort. whole career out of being independent from the mainstream media, so I’m hardly a neutral observer. But I can say I’ve never been more distressed — disturbed even — by the mendacity and hypocrisy gleefully on display. Don’t worry: This isn’t a mere recycling of Donald Trump’s own cynical shootthe-messenger appeal to his supporters. The media’s failures represent something far more dangerous and long-lasting than Trump’s own narcissistic victimhood. Our news cycle is so compressed now, it’s difficult to remember that Donald Trump, presidential candidate, was almost purely a creation of the mainstream media. And I don’t just mean Fox News, which you might recall was originally dead-set against Trump, clearly favoring more standard conservative options such as Cruz and Rubio for many months. Back before things got real and people began speaking in apocalyptic terms about a possible Trump presidency, MSNBC — little liberal MSNBC with its tiny but dedicated audience — would routinely run 20 or 30 minutes of raw, unfiltered Donald Trump campaign appearances, not even cutting to commercials. They did so, of course, because at the time Trump got “yuge” ratings — something not exactly synonymous with MSNBC on the best of days. When it came time for the debates, each one Trump participated in was a recordbreaker in some form or fashion, the main beneficiary being not only Trump but the networks selling ad buys at top dollar.
on an air of menace. The mainstream media acted surprised when that happened. The monster they helped to create turned on them. And now they decided it was too close for comfort. Time passed, and when Trump secured the GOP nomination the mainstream media concluded that the three-ring circus they had pocketed millions from had gone on long enough. In July, the Washington Post, in an unprecedented move, issued an oddly chest-beating preemptive non-endorsement, saying that whatever happened they were never, ever going to endorse Trump because, in their words, he is a “unique threat to American democracy.” By August, the New York Times had adopted the official editorial stance, in so many words, that Trump was so phenomenally dangerous that they viewed it as a higher moral calling to abandon objectivity and cover him not as a candidate but as a threat to the republic. Now, as any fair-minded, level-headed, person can see, this is problematic regardless of your negative feelings about Trump. When the nation’s newspaper of record — which got that way presumably for being a credible arbiter of what is fact and what is not, hence its motto “All the News That’s Fit To Print” — says you can no longer trust it to be objective, and worse yet justifies it by saying it’s for your own good, it’s safe to say we’ve reached a new place in journalism that stretches the definition of journalism itself.
impending nuclear World War III at the bottom of the page. Then the WikiLeaks revelations came, and Bernie Sanders supporters in particular found confirmation of their worst suspicions. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was forced to resign as Democratic National Committee chair for tampering with the supposedly unbiased nomination process in favor of Clinton (who immediately hired her, but that’s another story). Wasserman-Schultz was replaced by Donna Brazile, longtime contributor to CNN, which has had the derisive nickname “Clinton News Network” in some quarters for literally two decades. It was learned that Brazile had at least twice fed debate and townhall questions directly to the Clinton campaign in an attempt to favor her over Sanders. Shocker, right? Far more disturbing, other WikiLeaks revelations showed that political reporters all over Washington routinely allowed Clinton campaign staff to review and even edit their “objective” analyses before publication, thus violating one of the most sacrosanct of journalistic principles. In the end, they will in all probability get what they wanted, a Clinton presidency. Or perhaps more accurately, a Trump defeat. But regardless of how it ends up, in any case the mainstream media will also be left picking up the shattered remnants of their already-shaky credibility. cs
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What we do now By Jessica Leigh Lebos
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By the time y’all read this, it’ll all be over but the shouting. The final stretch of the 2016 Presidential Election will surely go down as the most uncivil, divisive, diarrhea-inducing three months in recent history, and many of us would gladly accept any outcome as long as it means we can unclench our fists (and bowels.) “I’m ready for a shower,” shuddered my friend Jon Cohen at the end of last week as we contemplated the end of this Category 5 shitstorm. If the record-breaking early voting numbers are any indicator, we all feel the same way. Almost 40 million Americans cast their ballots with days, even weeks to spare, reflected locally in the lines snaking around the Voter Registration Main Office and the Civic Center last week. Personally, I’m a “day-of” kind of gal; I’ve grown very fond of the elderly volunteers at my neighborhood precinct at the JEA over the last decade because of their dedication and enthusiasm. Also, they always give me an extra cookie. I need all the comfort I can get in these last hours before the polls close. It feels
like the craycray has ratcheted to a whole new dimension. Everyone’s fingernails look bitten to the quick. There are still people huffing and puffing on their Facebook pages as if they’re actually going to change someone’s mind. I’m basically one missed dose of Rescue Remedy away from hysterically running through the streets wearing nothing but a couple hundred “I’m a Georgia Voter!” stickers. At least we got an extra hour to hide under the covers on Sunday morning, not that many of us have been sleeping so well in the midst of this waking nightmare. (When is someone going to run on a platform of abolishing stupid Daylight Savings, anyway?) This election has been so much more than political; it’s been personal. Some of us have lost lifelong friends, or at least temporarily blocked them, over 3 am retweets. We’ve engaged in pointless ad hominem attacks on threads so long we could knit hideous Christmas sweaters out of them. By the way, who else is looking forward to what is bound to be the most dysfunctional family Thanksgiving dinner ever? It’s been super hard to keep it civil as we’ve reduced ourselves to one side, and we’ve dug our heels in at the expense of decorum. I gave up arguing months ago and just dug an online hole to hide in; it’s sort of a virtual bomb shelter filled with tequila ads and GIFs of baby sloths eating lettuce. What for some of us has been a very clear choice between an admittedly flawed but ultimately qualified, passionate candidate and a fascist, racist, misogynistic, war-baiting, megalomaniacal narcissist who would kill the world with his climate change-denying pussy grabbing has been a more nuanced decision for others. Single issues, party loyalty and an obsession with a lot of irrelevant (and as of
Monday, totally vindicated) emails have captured the endorsement of a lot of otherwise reasonable people. The unreasonable ones ostensibly have their reasons, too, like the belief that their Orange Savior will hand out bags of gold to his followers or, perhaps, rescue their daily newspaper. That’s their right, no matter how deplorably ignorant they are regarding the Constitution and the basic tenets of democracy. Civic freedom: Kinda like a driver’s license. You don’t have to know how a car actually works to drive it. But no matter how the numbers get crunched up and spit out by those voting machines tonight, we’re going to wake up tomorrow to a new President and it’s going to seem like the end of the world to somebody. We are all are going to know neighbors, family members and friends who are going to be pissed off and possibly armed. Give them space. Be kind. Gloating is not recommended. Keep it humble, ‘cause most things won’t have changed a bit. While we’re still the same people who fed each other and neatly arranged up the debris from Hurricane Matthew at the curb four weeks ago, those piles will likely still be moldering in the parking places in front of our homes long after the new POTUS is sworn in. (The out-of-state removal crews estimate it’ll be February 2017 before the last branch is hauled away. Seems like dropping those collapsible dumpsters at the end of every block and letting us consolidate our own garbage would have been faster?) We will still have the same governor who uses the term “colored people” like it’s 1956 instead of 2016 (oh, did you miss Nathan Deal’s racist rail against people who didn’t support his school takeover amendment? Don’t worry, we won’t have to suffer
through him much longer since he’s on his second term and can’t run again in 2018.) There will still be police in riot gear bullying unarmed protestors of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the legal bullies at Kinder Morgan will still be trying to invoke eminent domain to bulldoze for the Palmetto Pipeline across our watersheds. There will still be homegrown psychopaths emboldened to shoot police officers, and 14 million refugees whose homes have been destroyed by psychopathic despots. There will still be crappy schools, not enough jobs, skyrocketing health insurance premiums, filthy water, rising sea levels, addiction, poverty, violence and too many goddamn idiots who don’t know how to properly use the left lane on an interstate. The next President isn’t going to be able to solve all of these problems, as the office does not, in fact, come with a magic wand. But there will be some so butthurt over the outcome of this election that they will continue to bluster and lay blame instead of getting down to the business of cleaning up their own yards, so to speak. Now more than ever, we must stand up for our values, our families and our country by acting like grown-ups. If we care about justice and progress, we must dig deeper than ever to reclaim our common humanity—and sanity—again. And that means accepting that what matters to each of us doesn’t matter to all of us. It’s never going to. It doesn’t have to, as long as we remember that every single citizen has the same rights as any other, like it or not. It is, to belabor a point, what makes this country great, and always has. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to take a long, hot bath. cs
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Volunteers make bikes a priority by John Bennett
Working their way north to Victory Drive with rakes and pitchforks in hand, the volunteers filled 50 lawn and leaf bags and moved huge limbs and sections of tree trunks nearly two feet in diameter. A couple hours later, the bike lanes were clear.
woman who parks her Buick Enclave in the Street south of DeRenne Avenue, where the lanes are still blocked a month after the Lincoln Street bike lane every Thursday storm. evening while her child attends a dance class. They are not a priority for our daily newspaper, which published an editorial affirming the rights of people who ride bikes, after a hit and run driver killed Dr. Deborah Ann Wilkowski, then promptly resumed making clickbait from Vox Populi comments denying those same rights. On Oct. 30, however, people who ride bikes were a priority for 13 volunteers. They gathered at the corner of Washington Avenue and Habersham Street with a mission in mind. Working their way north to Victory Drive with rakes and pitchforks in hand, they filled 50 lawn and leaf bags and moved huge limbs and sections of tree trunks nearly two feet in diameter. A couple hours later, the bike lanes were clear. Some of the volunteers lived nearby. Others came from Gordonston, Thomas Square, Baldwin Park and other neighborhoods to help out in Ardsley Park. Among them was Paula Kreissler, who singlehandedly cleared the Lincoln Street bike lane from Victory Drive all the way to Liberty Street the week after the storm. (1 International Dr., Savannah, GA) Some debris has reappeared since these citizens did their good deeds, but city officials suggest they may be more responsive now. Am I making a big deal out of nothing? Can’t people on bikes just steer around the debris like the guy on the bike described above, just more skillfully? Yes. They will have to on Habersham
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FOR THE MAN on the bicycle, the crash probably seemed like it happened in an instant. But from my perspective, viewing it through the windshield of my car, it transpired in slow motion. As he tried to steer around debris blocking his way, he began to wobble, and finally tumbled into the center of the lane. I recognized him as a regular bicycle commuter, no stranger to riding on Savannah’s streets. The debris that took him down likely would have had gotten me, too, I thought. He and his bike were mostly unscathed. As a driver, I add a generous multiplier to Georgia’s “Three Foot Passing Law” when following or passing people on bikes. Had a more typical Savannah motorist been following him, this scenario could have ended much differently. This incident illustrated the predicament many have faced since Hurricane Matthew: As our community recovered from the storm, conditions grew worse for those who travel by bike. Bike lanes and other areas of roadways used by cyclists, that were clear immediately after the storm, were soon being filled with debris from yards and parking lots. Pedestrians, and particularly wheelchair users, faced similar situations all over the city. City crews and contractors have done heroic work at a task of truly staggering scale. And city leaders have wisely tried to keep the clean-up schedule from becoming politicized, from pitting neighborhood against neighborhood. That’s why, I was told, the tiny fraction of city streets that have bike lanes were not given elevated priority. The unfortunate and unintended result? Debris was cleared from two parking spaces on my block, which my neighbors and I got along just fine without, while nearby bike lanes that are used by thousands of people from dozens of neighborhoods every week remained blocked. In the wake of the storm, I was reminded that people who ride bikes are often not a priority. Not that I needed a reminder. They are not a priority for the film crew who blocked access to the CAT Bike station and bike racks in Ellis Square one morning last week. They are not a priority for the
State law permits people on bikes to move to the center of the lane to avoid hazards and stay there until it is safe to return to the right side of the roadway. But just because this practice is legal, doesn’t mean drivers agree. People who responsibly and legally “take the lane” should not be surprised by yelling, blaring horns, and other delightful behavior exhibited by impatient drivers. I try to reassure people that if someone is screaming at you, at least that means they see you. But for some folks, it’s just not worth it. I talk with people all the time who have given up cycling — an otherwise enjoyable and healthy activity —because of encounters with aggressive drivers. For the thousands of Savannahians who use bikes as their primary mode of transportation, they have no choice but to “share the road,” with motorists who have no intention of returning the favor. Still, thanks to 13 volunteers, for whom the safety of others is a priority, they now face fewer hazards. cs
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Five stars for the new VA Bigger clinic means better care for veterans by Jessica Leigh Lebos
NOV 9-15, 2016
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While health care for veterans in other parts of the country remains seriously compromised by long wait times and patient neglect, Major Jennifer Anderson has no complaints. The 34 year-old former Black Hawk pilot and company commander sought help at Savannah’s VA clinic earlier this year for PTSD-related sleep issues and reports no trouble getting an appointment with a psychiatrist who provided more than just a prescription. “I was extremely pleased with the care. It wasn’t just, ‘here’s some meds, see ya,’” says Maj. Anderson, who adds that she “felt like a robot” after three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. “The doctor spent time with me, and really understood what vets go through. I never had to wait.” That’s the kind of specialized attention that the staff of the Savannah VA Outpatient Clinic aims for and is anticipating more of as it moves to its new, state-ofthe-art facility this week, just in time for
Veteran’s Day. The Savannah clinic is one of five community satellites of the Ralph H. Johnson Medical Center hospital in Charleston, SC, where veterans can receive a full range of care, from chemotherapy to heart surgery. The Savannah VA clinic has provided primary care for local veterans from a 34,000 square-foot space tucked off of Middleground Road for over 25 years, often referring patients often to the main office in Charleston for more complex procedures. “We are offering so much more now,” said Nurse Manager Susan Robertson, her keys still sticking a bit as she unlocked the front door of the two-story, 56,000 squarefoot shining edifice on Shawnee Road, just a half-mile away from the old clinic. “The things people used to have to drive three hours for are going to be available VA Nurse Manager Susan Robertson stands right here, right away.” in the sunny alcove of the new clinic, seen Built from the ground up and walled above. Photos by Jon Waits/@jWaitswith windows around an airy central photo atrium, the new clinic manages to feel grand without wasting an inch of space. control services. Cream-colored hallways lead to crisp, The patient flow is centralized around clean exam rooms and comfortable waiting areas, including a women-only section open work stations, where twelve priwith dedicated gynecological and birth mary care teams consisting of a doctor, a
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registered nurse (RN) and a licensed practical nurse (LPN) share information and collaborate on patient plans. “Every time a veteran comes in, they see the same team. They have their own doctor, their own nurses. They don’t have to keep telling their story over and over to a different person every visit,” says Robertson. “Plus, they get at least 30 minutes with their doctor, an hour for new appointments.” Among the new machinery is a CT scanning machine, a spacious laboratory and a fully-equipped audiology department to address hearing loss due to detonation exposure, the most common health issue for veterans according to the VA. The cardiology, pulmonary, prosthetics and physical therapy departments have been expanded, and for the first time, a full-time radiologist will be on staff to read X-rays and scans. The new clinic also brings the concept of Telehealth to the forefront of care, allowing veterans to videoconference with specialists from the main office in Charleston, saving them the drive. One thing that’s not new is a high level of communication between clinics. While the civilian medical community is still struggling with sharing records
electronically, the VA has been doing it for years. “The VA has actually led the way in computer technology,” says Robertson, nodding towards a row of monitors on rolling carts. “A vet can be visiting from a different state and need to fill a prescription, and we can pull up their history immediately.” Quality mental health care remains a high priority as PTSD and suicide rates among veterans continue to soar. Psychiatrists as well as social workers and peer support specialists are part of the team, and the Savannah clinic continues to treat local veterans for PTSD as part of its groundbreaking Prolonged Exposure/Setraline Study (PROGrESS). The research department is also expanding to offer treatment for Prolonged Grief Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma in addtition to PTSD and is currently enrolling patients who are interested in receiving treatment through those studies. In spite of a report last month that the Department of Veterans Affairs doesn’t have the capacity to address the shocking disrespect to sick veterans that was exposed in 2014, the Savannah VA and its parent Ralph H. Johnson Medical Center are celebrated for its lower-than-average wait times and a high level of satisfaction among patients.
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“We don’t really have those issues in Savannah,” says Robertson, who has been on staff since 2009. “We’ve had a four-tofive star rating as long as I’ve been here, and I hope it will be five-star consistently with this new facility and services.” Maj. Anderson has health insurance through her current job,and says she sleeps pretty well these days. But she says she’ll continue to use the VA for mental health services and possibly other care now that she know she doesn’t have to drive to Charleston—and she plans to spread the word. She’s also the Senior Vice Commander at the VFW in Thunderbolt, where veterans of three generations gather every month for comradery and conversation. Over 25,000 veterans from WWII, Vietnam, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom live in the Savannah area, but only about half of them use the VA. “A lot of vets don’t seek treatment at the VA because they don’t know what’s available or they think they’re not going to be treated well,” says the former helicopter pilot with over 600 combat hours. “This new clinic is really impressive and is going to make a big difference.” cs The new VA clinic is at 1170 Shawnee Street.
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Sea levels rising. Glaciers melting. Rampant wildfires, lingering droughts, widespread flooding. Ten straight years of record-breaking temperatures, and it’s only getting hotter. If anyone still has any doubts about climate change, they’re willfully ignoring the hard proof. The planet’s seasonal cycles have been seriously disrupted, and the dependence of six billion humans on fossil fuels is most certainly the problem. More than 70 countries have agreed to reduce their carbon emissions under the Paris Agreement, which launched full force last week in an urgent attempt to stave off the worst effects. Yet most Americans don’t equate the sweltering weather with energy usage, and the topic of climate change was barely touched during the presidential debates. That, says environmental activist David Kyler, is inexcusable. “When it comes to adaptation and resilience, there wasn’t a single discussion about reducing the amount of greenhouse gases by regular consumers,” laments Kyler, who is the founder and executive director of Center for A Sustainable Coast. “Agencies and public officials act as if adapting to climate change is an act of God. Instead, what they should be doing is actively reducing emissions and leading by example.” Holding local, regional and national leaders accountable for climate change and inspiring meaningful action is the mission of CFCS, which is headquartered on St. Simons Island and tackles environmental
issues at the state level. To help Savannahians understand what’s at stake and what can be done, the group will host “Climate Change and the Future of Georgia’s Coast,” a free forum on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Coastal Georgia Center. Kyler believes counteracting the flooding and hotter summers already plaguing coastal areas must begin at home. While not everyone can switch to a hybrid vehicle or install solar panels, small acts like using less electricity and buying local produce reduce greenhouse gases. “Energy efficiency is an effort anyone can make, and it adds up, when others do it, too. It’s like compounding interest,” he says. “A modest reduction in one household might not do much. But multiplied by several million, that becomes significant.” While personal actions and the EPA’s Clean Power Plan can help slow the amount of carbon spewing into the atmosphere, Kyler admonishes the government for continuing to support the oil and gas industries while underfunding the development of solar, wind and other alternative energy sources. “What we really need is consistent federal policy. The U.S. still has lavish subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, something like $50 billion in tax credits and write offs,” he says, adding that fracking for “clean burning” natural gas has just as dire an effect on the environment as burning coal with the added risk of poisoning the water supply. “That’s more than six times what’s being subsidized for clean energy efforts.” As elected officials drag their heels, activists say it’s necessary to hold our own feet to the fire. Corporate greed and its wanton destruction present formidable
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challenges, but they’re not irreversible—if citizens can overcome apathy and mobilize. To inspire such momentum, Friday’s forum will screen The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community, an award-winning documentary that examines what keeps us from acting in the best interest of ourselves, the planet and the future. Heralded as a “stirring call to arms,” The Wisdom to Survive first screened in 2013 and has grown long legs in the documentary film world as the data gets more disturbing. The NOAA recently released a report that methane emissions from gas and oil production are as much as 60 percent higher than previously thought and now estimates that mid-century sea level rise may double its earlier predictions. “Turning this around is going to take fast action by people who are aware of the urgency of the matter and are willing to take radical steps,” says the film’s co-director John Ankele. “What we’ve discovered in screenings around the country is that the same question is raised over and over: what can people who aren’t in positions of power do?” The film clearly presents climate change as the crisis that it is, but its popularity has been in the empowerment of grassroots groups to tap into a global momentum while addressing the issue at the local level—and across agendas. “There is movement building around the world, what you’re seeing is the movements are connecting,” explains one of the film’s interviewees. “The environmental movement is connecting to the sustainable food justice movement. The food justice movement is connecting to the women’s movement. The women’s movement is connecting to the LGBTQ movement. So we cannot just simply look at these problems in silos.” The common thread for all of these groups is the survival of humanity on a planet where large swathes of coastal areas will become inhabitable over the next century. Collaboration is not only possible, but necessary.
“One of the things the film does is show how the pieces can come together to focus that power to make policy, or at least push policymakers to make climate change a priority concern,” reiterates Ankele. The 55-minute doc follows longtime climate change activists including journalist Bill McKibben, author Joanna Macy and biologist Roger Payne as they tirelessly educate and advocate while maintaining an unflagging hope for the future. “One of the things about this film that I feel is impressive is that all of these people are not giving up,” says Ankele. “When you hear these strong voices together, you realize there’s a lot being done—and that there’s a place for everyone, wherever you interests and energies lie.” That place can be found at Friday’s forum, where Kyler, environmental activist Steve Willis and others will explore possible long range strategies for Savannah, Brunswick and other coastal communities. While South Carolina and Florida have outlined policies, Georgia’s elected leaders, including Rep. Buddy Carter, continue to deny climate change as a factor in future economic growth and infrastructure projects. “Thirty-four states— and almost all coastal states—have a climate change action plan—but not Georgia,” says Kyler with disbelief. “We’re trying to make up for that lack of initiative at the state government level by doing it in the private sector.” In addition to rallying residents and consumers, local activists hope to bring insight and opportunity to the area’s business community about the flooding and other effects coming to the coast sooner or later. “We may not be able to stop climate change, but we’ve got to do as much as we can to find out,” declares Kyler. “Doing nothing isn’t really an option.” cs
“One of the things the film does is show how the pieces can come together to focus that power to make policy, or at least push policymakers to make climate change a priority concern...”
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Children’s Book Festival promotes magic of reading Forsyth Park hosts popular free family event this weekend by jim morekis
ONE of the largest events of its kind in the nation, the Savannah Children’s Book Festival is one of the most popular of Savannah’s fall events. It’s also extremely important to the folks who organize it: Live Oak Public Libraries. “It’s our focal point, our biggest event of the year,” says Karen Franklin, Development Coordinator of LOPL. “It has two goals—it’s a celebration of the joy of reading, and it also highlights the joy of encouraging young readers,” she says. “They grow up to be adult readers, and every study shows the earlier you learn to read the better you do in school.” With average attendance of more than 30,000 people each year, Franklin says, “We have the distinction of being one of the largest one-day book festivals in the country.” While unlike many other local fall events, the Children’s Book Festival didn’t ‘It’s still very important for young kids to read actual books, to have that tactile experience,’ have to reschedule due to Hurricane Matsays LOPL’s Karen Franklin. thew, its location in Forsyth Park was briefly a reason for concern. “We’ve been on some walks to make than ever to keep real, physical books in Highlights this year include a visit by sure the debris has been removed so people Jane O’Connor, author of the Fancy Nancy the hands of kids. can get around. The landscape’s changed “There seems to be a lot of research book series. Other standouts are Keith a little bit but everything still looks amazdiscouraging children from spending too Hemstreet (“Travels with Gannon and ing,” Franklin says. Wyatt”), Ame Dyckman (“Boy + Bot”), and much screen time. It’s still very important “It still doesn’t get any better than the for young kids to read actual books, to have Young Adult author Varian Johnson. picturesque nature of Forsyth Park and that tactile experience. And even younger Franklin says it’s more important now the magic of Savannah.”
children like to be read to. Growing a vocabulary before age of three is vital,” she says. While Live Oak Public Library has been coping with some unfortunate headlines this year involving various allegations of financial mismanagement, Franklin says that hasn’t deterred the library itself from planning and putting on the Children’s Book Festival, nor in staying up to speed with the latest development in information technology. “Live Oak Public Library is still trying to meet everyone’s needs full circle. that includes audiobooks and downloadable material. We want to reach readers of every format. But it will always be important to put books in young hands.” Speaking of technology, there is a Savannah Children’s Book Festival app on Apple and Android “so Festival goers can navigate all of the activities and Forsyth Park so they don’t miss out out on their favorite authors or activities,” Franklin says. “Hot spots have been ordered to allow for digital surveys throughout the park on the day of the Festival. This was another challenge we have met from the requirements in our grant that we go greener and collect more thorough information in a format that is easy-to-manage and examine,” she adds. cs
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I recently had to put down our dog. Despite my turmoil, I couldn’t help but notice the lack of pain, trauma, and stress our dog experienced, and how quickly it was all over. Why do there seem to be ongoing issues whenever we execute people by lethal injection that we never see when dogs get put to sleep? —Mike Hogan EVERY DOG must someday romp off into the great beyond, and when its owner decides that the time has come, a licensed vet will be there to administer a lethal shot, typically of pentobarbital. Delivered in sufficient dosage, this barbiturate, most widely marketed in the U.S. as Nembutal, zips through the bloodstream to knock out brain and heart functions pretty much simultaneously. The end is instant and painless, the process so far from cruel and unusual that even the Humane Society grudgingly recommends it if euthanasia is unavoidable. With an even bigger hit of pentobarbital you can put down a horse—or end a human life with little muss or fuss. Next time you’re looking for reasons to grumble that we Americans treat our pets better than our fellow human beings, contrast that frictionless procedure with the dysfunctional workings of death row. As of 2010, about seven percent of lethal injections conducted in the U.S. resulted in some shameful, often headline-snagging
snafu. And that incompetence hasn’t abated in the years since—capital punishment has if anything become an even less professional undertaking, as reputationprotecting drug manufacturers and physicians edge away from the institution and states grow cagier about what happens in the death chamber. The irony here is that the earliest advocates of chemical execution actually got the idea from animal euthanasia. “We kill animals more humanely than people,” pathologist Jay Chapman recalls thinking circa 1977, while Gary Gilmore was awaiting death by firing squad. It was in that year that Chapman, then Oklahoma’s chief medical examiner, whipped up the lethalinjection protocol that still bears his name. His three-drug cocktail—sodium thiopental as a sedative, pancuronium to still the lungs, and potassium chloride to stop the heart—was eventually adopted nationwide. The Illinois-based drug manufacturer Hospira slammed the brakes on the Chapman protocol in 2011 when it ceased production of sodium thiopental. Scrambling about for a substitute, death-penalty states turned to the drug that vets had been using for years: pentobarbital. But once word got out that Nembutal was being used for capital-punishment purposes, public outcry in executionaverse Europe led to a pledge from its Danish manufacturer, Lundbeck, to stop selling it to states that practiced lethal injection. Undeterred, some corrections departments started buying compounded barbiturates from unregulated smaller pharmacies. When in 2014 a lethal-injection recipient in Oklahoma protested, “I feel my whole body burning,” there was no way for reporters to determine where the crucial dose of pentobarbital had come from. Undependable drugs notwithstanding, the bigger problem may lie in . . . well, in the execution. Someone has to do the injecting, and it matters quite a bit who that someone is.
Though lethal injection superficially resembles a medical procedure, inducing death in the healthy is something many doctors and other licensed pros choose to steer clear of. The American Nurses Association is “strongly opposed” to its members taking part in an execution, and the American Medical Association’s code of ethics states flat out that physicians shouldn’t get involved. In 2010 the American Board of Anesthesiology went further, reserving its right to revoke certification for lethal-injection participants. With the pool of experienced injectors thus limited, it’s maybe unsurprising how often execution personnel can’t manage to find a vein. Stanley “Tookie” Williams got jabbed like a pincushion by California injection techs for almost 20 minutes in 2005; four years later in Ohio, executioners fumbled around so ineffectually that Romell Broom is still alive to appeal. And in the most notoriously botched injection of recent years, the IV line that was at length inserted into Oklahoma prisoner Clayton Lockett in 2014 pumped sedative into his flesh rather than the intended blood vessel; he was apparently at least semiconscious when the potassium chloride hit, and it took him nearly 45 torturous and bloody minutes to finally die. As Jay Chapman himself said in 2007, “It never occurred to me when we set this up that we’d have complete idiots administering the drugs.” To be fair, not every instance of animal euthanasia goes off without a hitch either. In 2010, a Detroit man brought his apparently lifeless Rottweiler home from the vet believing she’d been put to sleep, planning to bury her the next day; come morning, she was up and about, the recipient of an insufficient barbiturate dosage. If plans go awry even when we dote on the creature we’re killing, small wonder that issues arise when injecting humans we’ve decided don’t deserve to live. cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com
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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Accident Investigations Team have located the body of Andrew Barnes, 17, in connection with a submerged vehicle accident on Nov. 6. Metro responded to the Skidaway Narrows Boat Ramp at about 1:40 a.m., after a Chrysler 200 was found submerged into the water. Reportedly, the driver of the vehicle was unfamiliar with the area and drove down into the boat ramp. Three of the occupants — Delaion Woodbury, 20, Matthew Barnes, 21, and Michael Barnes, 19 — were all able to swim back to safety. The fourth occupant, Andrew Barnes, did not return. The vehicle was recovered from the water and searched. There were no occupants inside. SCMPD divers searched the area and were originally unable to locate Andrew Barnes. SCMPD Aviation Unit, Chatham County Marine Patrol, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Coast Guard all responded to the area to search for Andrew Barnes.
Police investigate W. Gwinnett shooting that leaves one injured
Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 500 block of West Gwinnett Street on Nov. 6. Metro responded to the scene at about 1:20 a.m., finding a 15-year-old female suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Reportedly, she was standing outside when shots were fired. The victim was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment.
“The suspect is described as a black male with a low hair cut standing between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing approximately 120 to 140 pounds. During the incident he wore dark clothing,” says Darnisha Green of the SCMPD Public Affairs Office.
3 wounded in E. 33rd Street shooting, Metro investigates
Detectives are investigating a shooting that injured three people at approximately 12:30 p.m., Nov. 3. Metro responded to the 1500 block of E. 33rd Street finding a 15-year old male and Nathan Sparks, 19, suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Tyresheona Brigham, 19, was also located on scene with a graze wound. The teen and Sparks were both transported to Memorial University Medical Center and treated for their injuries. Reportedly, the victims were standing outside of a residence when shots were fired. The suspect in this incident is described as a short black male of a slim build. He wore all black during the incident.
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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a shooting that injured a man, Nov. 3. Metro responded to Memorial University Medical Center at approximately 1:30 p.m. where Sean Brooks Jr., 26, arrived in a personally owned vehicle suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Reportedly, he was shot in Frazier Homes near Anderson Street. Brooks did not cooperate with detectives. Detectives are working to determine the actual location of the shooting. This incident remains under investigation. All cases from recent local law enforcement incident reports. Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 912/234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using keyword CSTOP2020.
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claiming it was his girlfriend, and not he, Researchers in Poland reported in who was the aggressor in alleged stalking August the “survival” of a colony of ants incidents. that wandered unsuspectingly into an Names in Florida News old nuclear weapon bunker and became Arrested in October and charged with trapped. When researchers first noticed kidnapping a 4-year-old girl in Lakein 2013, they assumed the ants would land: a truck driver, Mr. Wild West Hogs. soon die, either freezing or starving to Arrested in West Palm Beach in August death, but, returning in 2015 and 2016, and charged with tresthey found the population passing at a Publix superstable. Their only guess: market (and screaming at New ants were falling into employees), Mr. Vladimir the bunker, “replacing” Round Up The Usual Suspects Putin. And in August, at the the dead ones. Thus, ants (“Youth Pastors”) dedication of a new unit at condemned to the bunker Sentenced to six years in prison for sex ARE YOU NOT Tampa General Hospital’s slowly starve, freezing, in ENTERTAINED with teenage girls (September): former pediatric center, longtime total darkness, until newly Youth Pastor David Hayman, 38 (Hacksatisfied patients attended, condemned ants arrive and ensack, New Jersey). Sentenced to six including Maria Luva, who freeze and starve in total months in jail for sending inappropriate told guests her son, now 8 darkness -- and on and on. texts to teenage boys (August): former years old, was born there: Judicial Activism Youth Pastor Brian Burchfield (Shawnee, Ywlyox Luva. Jackson County, MichiOklahoma). Charged and awaiting trial for Perspective gan, judge John McBain impregnating a 15-year-old girl (October): In 1921, researchers for briefly gained notoriety in Youth Pastor Wesley Blackburn, 35 (New the California Department Paris, Pennsylvania). Sentenced to 10 years October when a Michigan of Fish and Wildlife stated news site released courtin prison for sexual abuse of a 16-year-old categorically in a journal room video of a December girl (September): former Youth Pastor that “the one predatory 2015 hearing in which Brian Mitchell, 31 (North Olmsted, Ohio). animal” inspiring practiCharged and awaiting trial for luring teen- McBain felt the need to throw off his robe, leap from the bench and cally nothing “good” is the mountain lion, agers into prostitution (October): Youth but recent research in the journal ConserPastor Ron Cooper, 52 (Miami). Sentenced tackle defendant Jacob Larson, who was vation Letters credits the animal for savresisting the one court officer on hand to to 90 days in jail as part of a sex assault ing the lives of many motorists by killing restrain him. Yelling “Tase his ass right case involving a 13-year-old girl (Septemdeer, thus tempering the current annual now,” McBain is shown holding on until ber): former Youth Pastor Christopher help arrived -- with Larson perhaps under- number (20,000) of driver-deer collisions. Hutchinson, 37 (Parker, Colorado). Even killing deer, mountain lions still mining his earlier courtroom statements trail pussycats as predators; researchers in Nature Communications in 2013 estimated that “free-ranging (U.S.) domestic cats” kill at least 1.4 billion birds and 6.9 billion small mammals annually. Kids as young as 6 who live on a cliff top in China’s Atule’er village in Sichuan province will no longer have to use flexible vine-based ladders to climb down and up the 2,600-foot descent from their homes to school. Beijing News disclosed in October, in a report carried by CNN, that a sturdy steel ladder was being built to aid the 400 villagers after breathtaking photographs of them making the treacherous commute surfaced on the internet earlier this year
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On the way to the police station in Youngstown, Ohio, on Oct. 19, after being arrested for, among other things, being a felon in possession of a gun, Raymond Brooks, 25, asked an officer (apparently in all seriousness) whether, after he got booked at the station, he could have his gun back. (The police report did not specify whether the officer said yes or no.)
• Sovereigns! The director of the Caribbean Cultural Center at the University of the Virgin Islands, facing foreclosure of her home by Firstbank Puerto Rico, decided she was not really “Chenzira Davis-Kahina” but actually “Royal Daughter Sat Yah” of the “Natural Sovereign Indigenous Nation of ... Smai Tawi TaNeter-Awe,” and she and her equally befuddlingly named husband have sued the bank for $190 million in federal court (and begun the flood of incomprehensible paperwork). The couple’s law of “Maat” conveniently holds that attempts by
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Mayor Paul Antonio of Toowoomba, Australia (pop. 100,000), admitted he had picked an uphill fight, but still has recently been handing out cards to men on the street asking them to help the city (in unspecified ways) become completely free of pornography. Though the city has several tax-paying sex businesses (even a strip club and a brothel), Antonio’s message (augmented by public confessions of men burdened by their porn habits) is directed at the internet’s ease of access to images of male “dominance and power” over females.
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Tiny Thrills: (1) The town of Warley, England, announced it has applied to the Guinness people for the honor of having the world’s smallest museum. The Warley Community Association’s museum, with photos and mementoes of its past, is housed in an old phone booth. (So far, there are no “hours”; visitors just show up and open the door.) (2) The recent 100th anniversary of America’s National Park Service drew attention to the park in Guthrie, Oklahoma -- 10 feet by 10 feet, behind the post office and dating from the original Land Office on the spot in 1889. (According to legend, the city clerk, instead of asking the government for land “100 foot square (100 feet by 100 feet),” mistakenly asked for “100 square feet.”)
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“Baby, do you like to dance?” Heather McEntire quips. “Do you like it slow or sorta fast?” The Mount Moriah singer-songwriter’s voice is a vessel of experience with its elegant country waiver, vulnerable tremor, and triumphant power. Melody blazes the trail on How to Dance, the band’s third album, held up by keyboard swells, meditative space, and guitars with just the right touch of twang. Mount Moriah’s latest LP—dedicated to “anyone who has ever felt the cold shadows of oppression or discrimination; to the misfits, the outcasts, the loners, the
misunderstood, the underdogs; to the activists who devote their lives fighting for social justice; the artists how exist to create and create to exist, even when the fruits of their labor are threatened; to the animals of the world who teach us unconditional love; to the healers and counselors who follow our pain and show us how to heal; to the community leaders who seek not to divide us, but to unite us in compassion and humanity; to those who pursue the expansion of mind and emotion; to the cosmos and to the magic; to the seekers”— is the perfect salve for the days following the election. The North Carolina-based alt-Americana band has long been revered for its tender indie-folk renderings, but McEntire, guitarist Jenks Miller, and bassist/ keyboardist Casey Toll have kicked a new
intensity into their sound, bringing country grit and a little rock to How to Dance. Through ten elegant yet homespun tracks, McEntire engages the darkness head-on, and, in doing so, illuminates a path for her listeners. McEntire, who’s currently touring as a member of Angel Olsen’s band, returns home just to hit the road once more in support of How to Dance. We spoke with guitarist Miller about the project’s growth, intention, and the struggles and joys of being a progressive artist in the South. This is your third album, and y’all have really found your groove. Do you feel this is Mount Moriah at its best? continues on p. 22
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I think that’s fair. I think we definitely feel best about the way this one turned out. I think it’s the one that most closely resembles the original idea for the record and the hopes we had for it.
distinctive aspects to their performance, so it was more about communicating what we wanted the arrangements to do as a whole, and they could interpret the emotion behind the songs how they wanted to.
What was the original idea like?
In the liner notes, How to Dance is dedicated to the oppressed, outcast, and discriminated against. Can you talk a little about that?
We wanted to make a record that was a little more upbeat than the previous two, that had more grit to it and more rocking songs. We have a lot more fun playing that kind of thing live, and we wanted to write a record that would play into that. You come from a heavier music background; does it feel more familiar, playing these rowdier numbers? I love so much different music. I don’t necessarily only like heavy music. I think that, especially being onstage, and I think Heather would agree, that’s it’s a lot more fun to be able to harness that energy, and Heather especially is such an active performer. She moves around a lot as a result. She wanted to be able to get into the music more that way. It’s a little closer to the other projects I’ve been most involved in, but it’s still in a different ballpark. Do you feel like the new songs fit in with the older material in the live set?
Did the new direction impact the way you recorded the album?
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As far as it feels to get to play a set that feels really cohesive, we’ve been concentrating on the rocking songs from each record. We’re not playing the slowest and saddest songs anymore. Most of what we had in our set were depressing in artistic way. The set has definitely changed and we’re more of a rock band.
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It did, and part of that was because we decided to do a lot of it on our own this time. We recorded basic tracks and also we worked with a really good friend, Heather’s roommate, to record the drum tracks. And he’s played with me, he’s somebody we all know and like. Then we really did most of the rest of the stuff on our own, so it felt more organic in that way. It felt more hands-on. It was also more stressful at times, because we weren’t in a nice studio. The record felt different to make. You had some great guests, like Angel Olsen and Amy Ray and Mirah. What’s it like when guests come in, do you provide them with a lot of direction or keep it open? We usually have a good idea of what we want in terms of arrangement. All of the guests we had on there have pretty
So Heather wrote those, and they definitely speak in a lot of ways where all of our heads are at these days. I don’t know how things are in your state, but in North Carolina, this has been a really tough year politically. I think, especially with Heather coming from the LGBT community, she has really felt the need to speak out against pretty repressive measures from our state government, HB2 being the big one, and just the environment leading up to that and this kind of clash in our state. I think it’s also just reaffirming the value of those things to ourselves in our own lives, that there’s just a kind of feeling sometimes that things get lost in this kind of digital ether, and being able to pinpoint what our values are and what we’re working toward in a really explicit way is empowering. Y’all are very candid about being a progressive band in the South. Growing up here, did you imagine yourself staying and playing music in your home state? Did you feel that need to ‘get out’? Yeah, probably. I’ve always really loved it here, and it does feel like home. We’ve been a band for almost a decade, and being on the road pretty frequently has reaffirmed how much I like it here. There is a sense of needing to exert our influence in order to claim the positive aspects of this place in order to conserve those things. We’ve always been somewhat informed by this kind of thing—we’re not an explicitly political band, it’s more about the identity that Heather’s expressing in her lyrics—it’s not as much about policy as it is about identity and what it means struggling with this idea of what it means to be a Southerner today. I plan to stay here—I don’t know that I can speak for anybody else—but it does feel like home to me. CS
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Jonny! Jonny Couch returns to Savannah with ‘Animal Instinct’ by anna chandler
Couch crooner. Photo by Michael Benabib
A peek into one music video, and it’s clear: Jonny Couch is an animal. Belting over synths in a bubble bath, clad in a signature leather fisherman’s cap, dishing out wildly exaggerated facial expressions, cracking whips, downing a slice of pizza on the toilet: perhaps the “Animal Instinct” video shows Couch at his most vulnerable, but it’s also his most overzealous, and his most entertaining. As the VHS tracking adjusts, it’s easy to slip into the Tim and Eric absurdity of Couch’s aesthetic, but for all the ‘80s-lampooning and cartoonish acting, there’s a genuine heart to the tunes on Couch’s debut EP, “Animal Instinct.” Over five tracks, cut at Savannah’s own Dollhouse Productions, New Yorker Couch unveils a character that’s often misunderstood: untamable, too hard to handle, restless. “I thought you knew the deal with me,” he woefully croons to a lover in the album’s title track. By the final seconds of closer “State of Mind,” one should have a clear picture of Couch’s deal: on a bed of pillowy, ‘80s-style synth ballads and boisterous power-pop, all silliness is reflected back with a true sense of musicianship and earnestness. Being the center of attention is new for seasoned player Couch. “I started out as a drummer, just a drummer, in bands, basically doing whatever people told me to do, playing drums to their songs,” he explains. In the mid-2000s, Couch formed The Choke, a pop-infused punk band with vintage flair. “I finally became a writer,” he shares. “I was the drummer in that band, but I co-wrote all the material with the guitar player and became more of a songwriter.” Now that he’s “gone solo,” Couch has moved from behind the drum kit and to the edge of the stage. “I have a full backing band, so I can go crazy and just sing and jump on audience members,” he laughs. Stepping into the spotlight was a little nerve-wracking in the beginning. “I’m not used to being the lead singer,” he says. “It came out of necessity, to just want to do my own music. This particular album is more me than anything else I’ve done, because I’m writing all the material myself. Luckily, I’ve done standup in college, and that’s actually worse, because then you don’t even have a band backing you up onstage. You’re vulnerable. Because I’ve done standup, I was able to become a frontman with a backing
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“I’ve been getting in trouble with Peter for a long time... When I started this new project, I thought I’d try to record a song down there with him... I think the solo project happened by accident as a result of us having such a good time in the studio.”
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band. It made it much easier.” The lineup of Couch’s backing band varies from town to town when he tours. “Right now I have three different backing bands,” he explains. “East Coast, West Coast, and the Southern band.” Couch looks forward to returning to the Southern band, aka his “Savannah All-Star
Band,” featuring members of Street Clothes, Wet Socks, and Dollhouse’s own Peter Mavrogeorgis. The producer/engineer/Twisty Cats member and Couch go all the way back to New York City. “I’ve been getting in trouble with Peter for a long time,” Couch says with a grin. “He’s one of the first people I met when I moved to New York in the early 2000s. We always kept in touch; I always wanted to do more recording with him, I never got to work with him as much as I wanted. When I started this new project, I thought I’d try to record a song down there with him. The collaboration went so well I decided we
had to put a whole album together. I think the solo project happened by accident as a result of us having such a good time in the studio.” “Animal Instinct” was a true collaboration between Couch and Mavrogeorgis, with Couch handling all of the drums on the album and Mavrogeorgis playing all the guitars and bass and contributing backing vocals. Listen closely, and you’ll detect more familiar voices: that’s Blake Olmstead Mavrogeorgis chiming in on backing vocals and harmonies and Laiken M. Williams on closer “State of Mind.” “He’s an amazing guitar player,” Couch says of Mavrogeorgis. “I’m terrible at
guitar and bass! I write everything on keyboards and guitar, but I’m a terrible guitar player. I’m a great drummer, so I do the drums. [Mavrogeorgis] brings out the flavor of the song with his musicianship, and he’s also a great engineer. So technically, he knows how to do everything, and he has a great sense as a producer. If, on one song, I’m looking for a feel, I want it to sound like this record from the ‘70s or ‘80s, he’ll know how to do that, and he’ll have his own idea of what a song should sound like. He’ll help me craft the songs to get the feeling of whatever album, whatever song we’re trying to emulate in each recording.” “Animal Instinct” is available on vinyl through Get Hip distribution the day before Couch’s El-Rocko show. Having spent time here while recording the EP, Couch is looking forward to his Georgia return. “My first show in Savannah was at ElRocko,” he remembers. “I was one of the first acts to ever play there. I’m excited to be back and hang out with all my Savannah friends.” CS
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Savannah Music Festival Season Kickoff Concert @Charles H. Morris Center It seems wild that we’re already thinking about March 2017, but here we are: it’s time to hear the initial 2017 Savannah Music Festival and celebrate all the great talent that heads our way in the spring. Ring in the festivities for free (!!!) with the sounds of bluegrass band Flatt Lonesome. The project of siblings Kelsi Robertson Harrigill, Buddy Robertson, and Charli Robertson, Flatt Lonesome has become a Grand Ole Opry favorite and has fetched a number of International Bluegrass Music Awards, including Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. Game of Thrones fans, be sure to check out their cover of the show’s main theme, recorded for Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction station earlier this year. Thursday, November 10, doors at 7 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m., free
Mothers @The Jinx
When Mothers played this year’s Savannah Stopover, the hype was already high. Since the spring, the Athens-based band has enjoyed immense critical acclaim from The New York Times, Pitchfork, and NPR. With gentle folk pickings and strummings pinned beneath singersongwriter Kristine Leschper’s gorgeously vulnerable vocals, the band possesses that timeless Athens indiecool prowess with open-book lyricism and atmospheric unwindings. It’s pretty safe to say that their debut album, When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired, will be a constant on yearend lists everywhere. Don’t miss this chance to catch them in the old home state. Locals Sunglow and Jeff Zagers kick off the evening. Saturday, November 12, 9:30 p.m., $10 advance, $12 day of, 21+
Larry Stephenson Band @Randy’s Pickin’ Parlor (Bloomingdale)
27 years ago, Larry Stephenson formed a band that would become one of modern bluegrass’s most heralded acts. With years of experience performing with Cliff Waldron, Bill Harrell and His Virginians, and the Bluegrass Cardinals, Stephenson captured artists with his sepia-toned tenor vocals. Stephenson’s father had him learning mandolin at five years old, and the traditional sound runs through his blood. The band has performed on the Grand Ole Opry and fetched numerous awards, including the 2015 SPBGMA Album of the Year Award for their gospel project, Pull Your Savior In. Stephenson boasts numerous trophies on his own, including a Virginia country Music Hall of Fame induction and five SPBGMA Male Vocalist of the Year awards. Saturday, November 12, 7:30 p.m., $28, all-ages
The Funk Ark @Congress Street Social Club
The Funk Ark is making its Savannah debut this weekend, but it’s a Hostess City return for frontman Will Rast. The Daptone Records keyboardist has been coming to Savannah since he was just eight years old, performing at Jazz’d and the now-defunct Kokopelli’s with his jazz quartet. The late Ben Tucker had a tremendous influence on young Rast. The legendary bassist even invited Rast to join him onstage numerous times, and the two stayed close until Tucker’s tragic death. The Funk Ark employs an instrumental afro jam sound with jazz and funk influences. With composer and keyboardist Rast at the helm, the band commands a unique, time-traveling sound that evokes the greats while adding modern, avant-garde flourishes. Saturday, November 12, 9 p.m., free, 21+
It’s the perfect sweater weather for dining al fresco, and Savannah Stopover has planned an afternoon devoted to good food and great tunes in the yard at The Grey. For the Stopover in the Yard season kickoff, Stopover welcomes festival alums Amythyst Kiah and Her Chest of Glass for a daytime concert. Kiah and her band (featuring members of Stopover/Revival Fest favorites this mountain) are always a hit in Savannah thanks to Kiah’s powerful and soulful vocals, Southern Gothic lyrics, and rootsy Americana glow. The band’s touring in support of Kiah’s debut EP; they recently had the honor of playing at The Kennedy Center. Sweet Thunder Strolling Band will kick off the event with a Mardi Gras-style parade. For their new season, Stopover in the Yard has decided to benefit a local charitable organization through each event. November’s show celebrates the work of The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home. Each ticked includes a meal of grilled Southern fare, prepared by award-winning Chef Mashama Bailey, your choice of beer, wine, or Chatham Artillery Punch, and the concert. Not hungry? It’s just $15 for the show—and that includes a drink. Saturday, November 12, doors at 11:30 a.m., concert at 12 p.m., $25, all-ages
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Soundboard is a free service - to be included, please send your live music information weekly to email@example.com. Deadline for inclusion is noon monday, to appear in Wednesday’s edition. We reserve the right to edit or cut listings due to space limitations. The Jinx Isaac Smith, Mount Moriah, 10 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Magic Rocks Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Stan Ray, 7 p.m. Mansion on Forsyth Park Tradewinds, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Zale, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Daniel Marshall Rachael’s 1190 Oblivious Signal, Days to Come, 10 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rocks on the Roof Fellowship of Love Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth & Kim Polote, 8 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Military Appreciation Veterans Day Concert w/ Rockalicious, 8 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse Matt Eckstine, Jubal Kane, 2 p.m. The Wormhole The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, 9 p.m.
Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Thea, piano/vocals, 6 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. Cocktail Co. VuDu Cocktail Acoustic Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Happy Hour w/ Anders Thomsen, 6 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jeff Beasley, 7 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Cory Chambers, 7 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Jeremy Riddle, 10 p.m. The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.
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Coach’s Corner Trivia, Movies & Music Trivia, 8 p.m.
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The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo, 10 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Team Trivia, 8:45 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m. World of Beer Trivia, 7 p.m.
Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, Karaoke, ongoing, 9 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Sunny’s Lounge Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ, 10:30 p.m.
Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Hercules Bar & Grill Karaoke, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke hosted by K-Rawk, 8-11 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.
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Electronic dance music hero Riot Ten makes a stop in Savannah on his latest tour. When he was just 15 years old, Chris Wilson began producing hip-hop songs; now, the seasoned pro dishes out EDM that’s a unique blend of trap and dubstep. With support from favorites like The Chainsmokers, A$AP Ferg, Migos, and more, Riot Ten is dominating the bass scene. His debut EP is available now on Firepower Records. Special guests Midnite Panda and Ellen Degenerate join in the fun. thursday, november 10, 10 p.m., $15-20 via etix.com, vip packages available, 21+
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7 p.m. The Jinx Hillbilly Casino, The Wave Slaves Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 7 p.m. Rocks on the Roof CC Witt SEED Eco Lounge Riot Ten, 10 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Levi Moore, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Acoustic Thursday, 6 p.m.
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The Britannia British Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Butt Naked Trivia with Kowboi, 7 p.m.
Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia, 10 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar 80s and 90s Trivia, 8 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
Applebee’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Blueberry Hill Trivia and Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. Flashback Karaoke, 8 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke, 8 p.m.
Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Karaoke, 8 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.
The Sentient Bean Open Mic Comedy Night, 8 p.m.
Congress Street Social Club DJ Blackout, 10 p.m. The Jinx Live DJ, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao Mediterranean Tavern DJ Kirby Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.
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Barrelhouse South Sumilan, Atlas Road Crew, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Brett Barnard and the Hitman Band, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Cocktail Co. James Lee Smith, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee, 10:30 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Bask, The Death Hour, 10 p.m. Fiore Italian Bar and Grill Anne Allman, 6:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jon Lee and the Canebreaks, 9 p.m.
Club 309 West DJ Zay Cocktail Co. Cocktails & Beats, 10 p.m. Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Hercules Bar & Grill DJ Little Lucky’s DJ Sweet Treat Melissa Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star
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17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Barrelhouse South Jimkata, Little Stranger, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton and the Myth, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Funk Ark, 10:30 p.m.
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Boomy’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.
The Jinx DJ Lucky Bastard, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m.
Hillbilly Casino @The Jinx
Nashville’s Hillbilly Casino blend blues, honky-tonk, rockabilly, and punk rock to make their own kind of all-American rock ‘n’ roll. Hit The Jinx for a rowdy, high-energy set. Savannah’s own surf rockers The Wave Slaves join the bill. thursday, november 10, doors at 9 p.m., show at 10 p.m., $10, 21+ The Grey Stopover in the Yard w/ Amythyst Kiah and Her Chest of Glass, 12 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar The MS2, 9 p.m. The Jinx Mothers, 10 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Justin Morris, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub City Hotel, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Live Music The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars Concert: Larry Stephenson Band, 7:30 p.m. Rocks on the Roof Hitman Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Rock-A-Licious, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, At Sundown, 2 p.m.
Brunch, 11:30 a.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Eric Britt, 7 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Matt Eckstine The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson The Savannah Civic Center Keith Sweat Skidaway United Methodist Church Music and the Mind, 5-6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, 12:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m.
Trivia & Games
Lulu’s Chocolate Bar Sunday Afternoon Trivia, 3 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m.
Applebee’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Karaoke, 8 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.
Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ, 10:30 p.m.
Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic with Craig Tanner and Mr. Williams, 9 p.m. Barrelhouse South Dale and Z Dubs, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Cocktail Co. Monday Night Live, 8 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Dad Joke #31: Paint Fumes, Cray Bags, Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks, 10 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Painter & Poet, 7 p.m. Skinny Gallery Upliftment Open Mic w/ Clay Hodges, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Stan Ray, 8 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m.
Cocktail Co. Cocktails & Beats, 10 p.m. Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s DJ Sweet Treat Melissa Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star
Bar & Club Events
Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday 11.13 Live Music
17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Aqua Star Restaurant (Westin Harbor Hotel) Equinox Trio Jazz
Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.
Monday 11.14 Live Music
Trivia & Games
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Tuesday 11.15 Live Music
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Full Metal Henry
Vietnam-themed production of Shakespeare’s Henry V opens Veterans Day by jim morekis
“When you’re doing cultural mashups like this you want to look for the threads that tie them together...” Zachary Burke plays the young warrior king, updated as a combat leader in Vietnam.
FIRST OFF, Henry V isn’t about the fat king who chomped on big turkey legs and beheaded two of his six wives. That would be Henry VIII. Not the same Henry. “It’s funny how many people get this confused with Henry VIII. And the two men are so vastly different,” says Sheila Lynne Bolda, director of the upcoming Savannah Shakes production of William Shakespeare’s Henry V, opening at Muse. No, Henry V is the happy warrior king who, in two immortal speeches, urges his “band of brothers” to go “Once more unto the breach” before defeating the French in the Battle of Agincourt, one of history’s pivotal military engagements. Two of the greatest Shakespearean actors of all time, Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh, have famously assayed the role on the big screen. Zachary Burke follows in their footsteps as the eponymous young king, torn between his duties to his family and country on one hand, and the reality of his own soldiers’ tribulations and sacrifices on the other. “Nope, no pressure at all,” Burke jokes. “I try to not let the weight of a role intimidate me and instead focus on the actual lines Shakespeare wrote, the flow of it and the word choice. There’s a lot of guidance in the way he writes.” With Shakespeare, Burke says, “The emotion comes from two places: directly from the text and from your scene partner. If I just focus on those two things — and remember to breathe! — I’m doing OK,” he laughs. This production is a continuation of Savannah Shakes’ ongoing chronological play cycle setting the Bard’s work in modern times. They kicked it off last year with Taming of the Shrew, set after WWII. Most recently they did Much Ado About Nothing, in the Swinging Sixties.
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This time, Henry V is set in the Vietnam War, and all the king’s men carry M-16s instead of swords and wear GI helmets instead of armor. “When you’re doing cultural mashups like this you want to look for the threads that tie them together,” Bolda says. “When I was looking at the Battle of Agincourt, the thing that stuck out for me was the French knights being buried in the mud. In this case they equate with the Vietnamese, and of course Vietnam was a French colony at one time.” That said, the play as written is a bit dense with period references to the Hundred Years War. So Bolda says, “We’ve trimmed a lot of the politics and retained a core of familiarity.” Another connection, Bolda says, is that “in the very beginning there are some political and religious figures saying, ‘We’ll trick them into going into war, to distract the people from these other issues.’ Pretty sure you could draw some parallels there.” Bolda opted to make the Chorus character representive of a Vietnam war correspondent, played by Savannah Shakes regular Travis Spangenberg. There’s even a parallel with humble draftees. Henry, his identity concealed, walks through camp on the eve of battle and hears his men complain they are just
From left: Marshall Frey; Kevin Santana; Na Swana Moon all also star in Savannah Shakes’ Henry V. Photos by megan jones
fodder for royal adventures. “We were looking for a tagline to help promote the show. And we decided that ‘The King is but a man’ is the truest line for this,” Bolda says. “Henry is actually the one who says it, when he’s making his case to the draftees.” “Henry is very genuine in his desire to do right by God and by his subjects,” says Burke. “When he’s making these big speeches, there are usually good reasons for them.” Burke says the Vietnam setting has informed some of his characterization of King Henry.
“Some scenes might feel different in England in the cold. We were doing one scene and I had this idea it would be really freezing out. But then I realized, hey, we’re in the jungle with bugs! So I started slapping away mosquitoes instead.” Fittingly, the show opens on Veteran’s Day, and Bolda says Vietnam vets get in free and there are military discounts throughout the run. “We used the expertise of some veterans in putting together the look and feel of the show, including my father, who served in Vietnam,” says Bolda.
“Ironically, there’s a character named Westmoreland in the play, and of course in Vietnam there was actually a Gen. William Westmoreland. He visited my dad’s unit one time... Dad says he was a real jerk,” she laughs. cs
Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. When: Nov. 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 8 p.m., Nov. 13 & 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 for seniors, students and active military; free for Vietnam War Veterans
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‘Sometimes people feel that art is not accessible or relevant, but when you go to this Art Fair, you’ll see earrings, or a bracelet, or a piece of pottery, or you’re listening to the band, or you see a live Bird Girl walking around–all of that is art and it’s readily accessible and relevant to the community we serve,’ says the Telfair’s Vicki Scharfberg. Photos courtesy of telfair museums
Telfair Art Fair fills the square with beauty By Kayla Goggin
ART COMES ALIVE this weekend in Telfair Square during Telfair Museums’ 22nd Annual Art Fair. On Saturday, November 12 (10am–5pm) and Sunday, November 13 (noon–4pm) make your way down to the square for live music, art activities, and—most impressively—a chance to check out all types of artwork from 85 different artists. The events kick off on Friday, November 11 with the annual Arty Party from 7 to 9pm, where ticketholders ($85 for Telfair members; $130 for non-members) will get to mingle with the artists, enjoy chic
cocktails and generally have an extremely classy time. The rest of the weekend’s events are more casual, family-oriented and (best of all) free. BLICK Art Materials will be in the square with art activities for the kids, there’ll be a community mural in the style of Keith Haring for everyone to paint, and I’m told that Mary Telfair, William Jay (architect of the Telfair Academy and the Owens-Thomas House) and the Bird Girl will all make appearances for your photoop pleasure. (Well, costumed versions of them will anyway.) Seven bands will provide the soundtrack for the weekend: The Skiples, The Missionary Two, Robbie Cooper & Ben Wells,
Payne Bridges, Peter Love/Crazy Chester, Bottles & Cans, and Roll On Rodney. And while you’re sitting in the grass enjoying the music with the sun at your back and a cool breeze in your hair, you can even treat yourself to a special Telfair-themed popsicle from Savannah Square Pops or some gourmet chocolate by local chocolatier Adam Turoni. “The Art Fair is a celebration of creativity and community,” Vicki Scharfberg, Director of Marketing for Telfair Museums, told me. “It expands on the question of what art is. Sometimes people feel that art is not accessible or relevant, but when you go to this Art Fair, you’ll see earrings, or a bracelet, or a piece of pottery, or you’re listening
to the band, or you see a live Bird Girl walking around—all of that is art and it’s readily accessible and relevant to the community we serve.” Of course, the big star of the weekend is the veritable smorgasbord of visual art on display. This year, the Art Fair will showcase the work of 85 artists, all carefully chosen by a jury of curators, artists and community members. The museum has worked hard to ensure this year’s event represents a strong cross-section of works from artists and craftspeople of all types. “It’s a great mix of ten or fifteen local artists who everyone will know, some returning artists, and then about fifty
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The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University
2nd Anniversary Celebration
Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. A Chinese opera from the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University Featuring Beijing Opera excerpts, instrumental music and a magician Presented in partnership with Armstrong State University Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium 11935 Abercorn Street
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The Art Fair is a perfect way to enjoy Savannah’s loveliest squares in teh company of some of the coolest art you’ll see this year.
artists who are new to the Art Fair,” explained Austin Wright, Special Events Manager for Telfair Museums. “We’re covering eleven different disciplines of art, so there’s everything from painting to furniture to glass to textiles. There’s something for everyone and the price points are really varied, from $50 for a bracelet all the way up to $20,000 for a painting. There’s a wide range of prices for art and different styles for everyone to choose from.” If, for some reason, you get tired of wandering the artist booths in the square, you can always step inside the Jepson Center for the Arts or the Telfair Academy for a taste of something different. On Saturday, the Jepson Center will be open for a Free Family Day from 1 to 4pm. Check out stellar exhibitions like Complex Uncertainties (a personal favorite and a great primer exhibition for those unfamiliar with the museum’s incredible collection) and Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography. Local artists will get another chance to shine during the Trunk Show in the Jepson Center’s atrium all weekend. Five Savannah artists will have artwork available for sale to complement the local art already on display in the museum’s gift shop. If you’re in the market for holiday gifts, this is your chance to pick up some beautiful, one-of-akind items.
As the weather (blessedly) cools off, the Art Fair is the perfect opportunity to enjoy one of Savannah’s loveliest squares in the company of some of the coolest art you’ll see this year. Best of all, you’ll be able to meet the artists behind the works, chat with them and put a face to the piece that will soon hang over your mantle for years to come. cs
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The Art and Photographs of Savannah Square by Square — An exclusive selection of numbered prints from the more than 300 full-color photographs appearing in the book “Savannah Square by Square” will be available for sale. 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork and photographs will be donated to the Veterans Council of Chatham County, in support of their work with area veterans. Fri., Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Art by Everyday Heroes — This pop-up exhibition features the work of 14 local veterans who attend a painting class at the VA Outpatient Clinic. Fri., Nov. 11. 912-355-2289. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Chuzhan Du — Nov. 11-15. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Jean Claude Roy Tour 2016 — Mon., Nov. 14 and Tue., Nov. 15. grandbohemiangallery.com/. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. S.M.A.S.H – Savannah Mind, Attitude, Soul, and Heart — This group exhibition features four male artists: Royce Best, La’Darius Chester, Kyle Driskel, and Christman White. Free and open to the Public Thu., Nov. 10, 5-8 p.m. 912-358-3443. email@example.com. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St.
Bill Rousseau and Deborah Mueller — Bill Rousseau paints vibrant and detailed scenes of Savannah’s classic architecture and flora. Deborah Mueller creates Asian-inspired ceramics which are both beautiful and functional. Through Nov. 30. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. Face to Face: American Portraits from the Permanent Prints from Michael Jordan and Mick McKay’s new book available Collection — Spanning the period from the at Moon River on Friday. Proceeds benefit area veterans. American Revolution to World War II, the paintShe Said, She Said — Tiffany O’Brien and ings in this exhibition demonstrate the broad Lisa Ocampo, two half-sisters, both artists range of American portraiture found in Teland wordsmiths, exchange memorably fair’s permanent collection. Telfair Academy clever titles. Then they both paint the same of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. titles, without seeing what the other created Gestalt: An Installation by Chris until the opening. Profits from this show Nitsche — A large interactive installation benefit Lindsey’s Place Camp. Nov. 11-26. by local artist and SCAD professor Chris Location Gallery, 417 Whitaker St. Nitsche, and a selection of his preliminary sketches will be on display in the Museum Telfair Art Fair — Art Fair is an outdoor atrium. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin event in the heart of historic Savannah featur- Luther King Jr Blvd. ing 85 national and local artists set up around Telfair Square. The Fair showcases a wide Jennifer Levonian: Shake Out Your variety of original art for sale in a broad range Cloth — Jennifer Levonian’s work transof prices and media, offering something to forms the fabric of the everyday into the suit every taste and budget. Sat., Nov. 12, fantastical—or at the very least, the hilarious. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 13, 12-4 p.m. Through Nov. 20. Jepson Center for the Arts, Telfair Square, President and Barnard streets. 207 West York St.
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A Mile in My Shoes — Lisa Rosenmeier paints portraits of runners expressed through their shoes. Through Nov. 29. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Oksana Gruszka Harmouche — Harmouche paints in watercolors and oils. Through Nov. 30. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. One Hundred Years of Harmony: Paintings by Gari Melchers — Artist Gary Melchers played an invaluable role in shaping the collection Telfair Museums as fine arts advisor from 1906 to 1916. Telfair purchased Melchers’s The Unpretentious Garden, anow one of the most beloved works in their collection. Through Dec. 11. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Phytophilous: An Exploration of Land Plants Through Line and Value — This exhibit by Nea Hanna will comprise of a collection of illustrations, paintings and drawings in black and white to highlight the beauty in the organic forms that plants possess. Through Nov. 30. galleryespresso. com/. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Robert Moran Isley — Robert Moran Isley is best known for his out-doors (plein-air) pieces, but all his paintings display a similar loose brushstroke and an exquisite understanding of light and composition. Through Dec. 31. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Scribble Art Studio: Terrariums — Painted, sewn and hand-constructed, this year’s art show celebrates the mini wonders
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food & drink festival feature Last year’s crowd enjoying the many tastes and temptations.
Food & Wine Fest storms the floor in Savannah’s delicate culinary dance Event seeks to infuse foodie mystique by way of Charleston and New Orleans ticket: $59 for Sunday’s Taste of Savannah extravaganza at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, not far from the posh “CHARLESTON’S relentlessly docunew chains on Broughton’s west leg, which mented restaurant scene in every way increasingly and unapologetically mimics eclipses the one in Savannah.” Charleston’s King Street. So goes a 2015 Eater.com snapshot Revenge is best served atop a slab of foie of The Florence, “Top Chef” judge Hugh gras, apparently. Acheson’s needle-moving Victory Drive But if the festival borrows a little someeatery that recalls “the culinary gumpthing from the Holy City’s staid opulence, tion that’s been apparent since early it’s by design. last decade,” according to the esteemed “Culinary tourism is the hottest thing reviewer, in that less-interesting city to right now,” points out organizer Jan Gourour north. ley, invoking Charleston and New Orleans The analysis was written several as cities that have done it right. “You months before last year’s Savannah Food become part of that national food scene by & Wine Festival, which by all accounts was bringing in chefs from all over.” a knockout success, attracting more than Chefs like Acheson, whose Florence 15,000 people in just over a week. kicked off the festival with a dinner In the words of Savannah’s noisiest party Monday night ($125). Like Laufoodie, Eat It and Like It’s Jesse Blanco, the ren Teague, formerly of 22 Square at the festival’s culminating show was “the best Andaz Hotel, whose new spot Atlantic just food-related event this city has ever seen.” debuted at the corner of Victory and DrayThis week’s return of Food & Wine Fest ton Street and who’s part of the festival’s may have you salivating, too, assuming Wednesday celebrity chef tour ($185). 34 you can afford to attend. Its best-value In opening her own place, Teague has
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spoken of a desire to be “affordable and approachable.” “What do they say? High tides float all boats,” Gourley says of Acheson’s influence. “It’s neat to see this happen because as a festival we want to be on the forefront so people can start recognizing how culinarily advanced Savannah is.” At the same time, tides also have a tendency to sweep things away. Charleston can attest to that. One of its most celebrated restaurants, chef Sean Brock’s Husk, has made a name for itself in reviving and puffing up Gullah staples like Hoppin’ John and field peas to heavenly, perhaps pretentious heights, while the city’s renaissance has largely pushed out the people of color who originated those recipes. Will the same thing happen in Savannah? An arm of Husk is slated to open next year on West Oglethorpe Avenue, half a block from the recently shuttered doors of Angel’s BBQ. Is it happening already? With building moratoriums on city leaders’ lips, in an age when tasting menus show increasing fondness for the words “heritage” and “plantation,” such questions are worth asking. “There’s definitely enough room when you factor in tourism,” Gourley says of the Savannah food scene in general. “Our little city changes dramatically throughout the year. All those people don’t want to eat at really upscale places all the time. ... We’ve got the low end to the high end and everything in between, the Zunzi’s and the whatever. “That sums up how Savannah is,” she continues. “Everybody’s getting into their own niche, and it’s exciting.”
In part recognizing those divisions, the 2016 festival is making a big point of giving back. “Whisky at the Whitman is donating 100 percent of the proceeds to the Two Hundred Club,” notes Jackie Schott, a Food & Wine Fest volunteer for four years, “and Chefs + Vets is an event that was created to support The Tiny House Project,” which builds homes for veterans in need. Whisky ($150) takes place Tuesday night, while the new Q-Masters, Chefs + Vets ($59) is Friday and offers a military discount for Veterans Day ($49). The latter features Service Brewing Co. beers and “legendary pitmasters” from all over the South. “Many people don’t realize there is a strong charitable component to this festival,” Schott says. Praise should be heaped on those who can afford to set an extra place at the table and do. Still, in this economy, one wonders how many Chatham County residents have the luxury to budget $45 for a master class on “autumnal broths.” For most of human history, eating was an act of desperation. In many Lowcountry kitchens, it still is. Between craft cocktails and oyster slurps this weekend, those for whom eating has become an act of aspiration might look to our neighbors and ask, “What are we aspiring to be?” cs
2016 Savannah Food & Wine Festival
When: Through Sunday, Nov. 13 Where: Various locations Cost: $45 and up For more info, including full schedule and tickets, visit savannahfoodandwinefest.com.
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Food & Drink A Slice of Thyme
Intentional cuisine A new foodie cornerstone is laid at Victory and Drayton By Jared A. Jackson
NOV 9-15, 2016
I FEEL like I picked up this food writing gig exactly at the right moment. Savannah has always had new restaurants opening up, but unfortunately we’ve also seen a lot of turnover. There are a ton of factors that go into the success or failure of restaurants in any city. But generally speaking, the people will respond well to great product and great service. So, when I start seeing extremely talented chefs passionate about bringing great food and culture to our city, I feel the shift in our food industry as we speak. These new places we are seeing pop up during this wave will be here to stay as we help our city continue to evolve into a place that will bring the type of tourism we all want to see. This time around, there is a new restaurant that opened this week that decided to continue to push the envelope in how we can engage with a menu, and taste things executed and prepared with intention. Ironically enough, I had a conversation with a friend of mine about the experiences created behind the walls of some of
these local restaurants and bars. The intention felt in places like The Grey or Circa 1875 is so authentic that we often don’t flinch at the price tag. But, there are locals interested in an experience in a restaurant that brings elevated cuisine at a price that would allow them to come more than once a week. If that sounds like you, take a trip down Victory, hang a right at Drayton, and right on the corner is one of Savannah’s newest and highly anticipated restaurants, The Atlantic. They couldn’t be in a better location, right between downtown and midtown. The Atlantic aims to be a cornerstone for the city, and they are going to that via passion, intention, and some bomb-ass food. Wanting to try a new approach, this spot seems designed with locals in mind. Their menu is filled with some of the most artfully designed flavor profiles, and they have something for everyone. Removing entrees from the canvas left room to create opportunities for us to try more than one thing, and have fun almost designing your own courses as they help navigate you through their concepts. I sat down with the brain, heartbeat, and soul of the restaurant, Chef Lauren Teague, to talk about her inspiration in creating this space and menu, along with her love of food.
Wanting to try a new approach, this spot seems as if it was designed with locals in mind. The menu is filled with artfully designed flavor profiles. Photos by melissa delynn
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Most of the chefs I interview I haven’t met before. However, there are a select few who I’ve been fortunate enough to get the chance to work under. Chef Lauren happens to be one of them. One of the most influential people to me in the kitchen, and in life, Chef Lauren is one of my favorite people on the planet. Her love for life is infectious, and everyone who knows her knows exactly the vibration I speak of. “Originally I’m from Paterson, New Jersey, and grew up in happy family. My parents were always good to the people of their community,” Chef Lauren explained. “Food became a part of my life through family, because our vacations were to restaurants when I was a kid. Additionally my parents loved to help raise money in our community, and we’d do that through auctioning off tickets to dinner parties at our house. We’d eat delicious Moroccan food with our hands on the floor and give people a true experience.” And creating an experience is such a pivotal part of creating a restaurant, that people will want to continue to spend their hard earned money coming to. “We’re blessed to be able to create an authentic experience of our vision, and I love to be able to say I can do that, without having anything over twenty bucks on my
Chef Lauren Teague says, ‘We are blessed to be able to create an authentic experience of our vision, and I love to be able to say I can do that, without having anything over twenty bucks on my menu.’ Photo by melissa delynn
menu,” she said. “Having a great team is another vital part of creating a successful restaurant, which is why I never hire through an ad. I want to cook next to people I know can handle our kitchen, and because we are aiming to be a neighborhood eatery, we’ve
made a point to not spend money on advertisement, and allow our reputation to bring people to us,” she explained. Which is exactly what you want to do, when you have the opportunity to be here for the long haul. Positioning yourself the right way and executing your vision with
passion will allow people to find you, and that is exactly what is happening at The Atlantic. “I love the word ‘intentional’,” Chef said. “ We love why we are doing these things, which truly makes all the difference. We buy really great ingredients, and keep it simple, which allows us to show love to each plate.” Her intention in the flavor combinations feel familiar, even if you’ve never tried them before. From the simplicity of their classic grilled cheese which serves as the side note to the star of the dish, which is truly the tomato jam. To the creamy risotto, served with asparagus and sweet peas, every menu item is its own piece of expression. Pork belly and brussel sprouts, duck with sweet potatoes and curry. Simple yet deliciously creative sandwiches. The whole thing is designed through love and delivered with passion, which is something you can taste. The neighborhood spot we’ve all be waiting for has arrived. Next time you are thinking about grabbing a bite, don’t play yourself and go try some of the many delicious flavors and pairings they have created at The Atlantic. Let’s keep stirring that pot, people. cs
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Food & Drink Common Connoisseur
Savannah Rum Runners Bakery & Café is 20 years strong
Owner is committed to the future while honoring the past by Maria Whiteway
NOV 9-15, 2016
THE Savannah food scene has certainly transformed over the years. Chefs are introducing modern takes on Southern classics and diversifying the city’s repertoire. However, it’s not just the new restaurants that are making changes, some that have been here for decades have shifted with the times as well. Savannah Rum Runners Bakery and Café has been owned and operated by Meggan Hartley, Ohio native, since 2010. Named after the smugglers during the Prohibition era, this bakery was established in 1997 out of a small space on Wilmington Island. It was there that the previous owners served only one kind of traditional Rum cake. From hotel service to five-star restaurants, Sullivan University Culinary Arts graduate, Hartley, gained valuable experiences in a variety of settings. In 2005, when Hartley’s parents moved to Savannah, they stumbled upon an opportunity to commandeer the Savannah Rum Runners Bakery. Shortly after, they convinced their daughter to not only become a baker, but a bakery owner as well. With only a culinary background, Hartley, a novice baker, sought training from the Rum Runner’s previous owners, who willingly shared their valuable secret recipes and techniques. The bakery was first relocated to Habersham Village for only two years. Then, in 2012, moved again to their “final desti38 nation,” in the Victorian District, on the
Katie Bryan holds a loaf of homemade whole wheat sourdough sold at the Farmer’s Market earlier that day. Photos by Maria Whiteway
corner of West Bolton Street and Montgomery Street. Hartley explains, “The reason for the move was I wanted to evolve with times. I did not want to just be a bakery. I wanted to actually use my degree.” With that, the Bakery was expanded and a Café was added, serving PERC espresso, artisan sandwiches on freshly baked bread, house-made soups and hearty salads. Yet the innovative and inspired Hartley did not stop there. Heeding to the “alcohol theme,” she enhanced the original rum cake recipe to a different level, infusing baked goods with liquors like vodka and Kahlua and beers like Yuengling. This neighborhood Bakery and Café stands among homes, in a stately teal Victorian house trimmed in white. Outside, those who pass by will find a quaint back yard patio, with the Café’s herb garden mounted on the exterior of a house. Tables and chairs are set up in this charming space, between two buildings, giving customers a place to breathe the fresh air while sampling the Café’s bounty. Inside, sitting at one of the three bistro
The Monte Cristo, made with rum-battered Challah bread.
tables, sits a blushing bride-to-be, surrounded by family, enthusiastically designing her wedding cake with Hartley’s mom. As part owner, her mother seeks to help Hartley out when she is not working her full-time job. At another table, placed snugly beside a bay window and highlighted by beams of
sunlight, sit two college-aged girls, sipping seasonal lattes and checking social media. A few feet away a middle-aged gentleman selects a personal quiche from a glass display case filled with daily made cakes, breads, and other confections. Behind this case of goodies is the remaining two-thirds of the Bakery and
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Café, the kitchen. There you can find Hartley designing cakes and employee Katie Bryan crafting loafs of bread. From Focaccia to Challah and Buttercrust to Sourdough, Bryan bakes fresh bread daily, sold by the loaf. They also star in the Café’s gourmet sandwiches. Take the Cuban for example. This robust sandwich is served on their French loaf, made with lard instead of butter, giving it moist and supple mouth feel. Although the Cuban’s bread is divine, the pulled pork and house-brined pickles seal the deal. The meat is rubbed with special spices including cocoa powder and slow-cooked until fork tender for 14-hours. The pickles are brined in rum; yes, you read that correctly, giving them a sweet but snappy flavor that contrasts the rich meat. All of this, combined with salty ham, Swiss cheese, and Dijon mustard, is pressed between warm slices of Bryan’s fresh bread. You will not want to share. Another sandwich worth noting is the Monte Cristo, made with rum-battered Challah bread. Warm ham, turkey and melted Swiss cheese are sandwiched between two pieces of this egg-rich bread, which is prepared like French toast. The sandwich is then garnished with powdered sugar and served with raspberry preserves, balancing the savory elements of the dish. If lunch is not what you are after, the Café offers handcrafted coffees as well.
While there, we savored the seasonal flavors of salted caramel and raspberry coconut lattes, both of which were bold and comforting. You cannot leave without trying the pièce de résistance, the Rum Cake. It can be bought in the full size or miniature version. The dessert’s light and airy texture pleasantly contradicted the bundt cake’s traditional dense quality. Hartley explained she substitutes half of the water with half alcohol to ensure this consistency. Savannah Rum Runners Café and Bakery has been serving our city for about 20 years. The staff is dedicated to catering to customer’s needs, accommodating budgets and wish lists. This is the reason why some original customers, from the first shop, still frequent the current bakery and café. Nevertheless, Hartley has dedicated herself to grow with Savannah’s food scene, while maintaining the integrity of the original bakery. They also serve patrons at the Farmer’s Market and plan on diving into the Food Truck revolution. Hartley’s commitment to the future, while honoring the past, makes it almost a certainty that this Savannah delight will be here another 20 years. cs Savannah Rum Runners Bakery and Cafe is at 324 W. Bolton St.
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Benedict Cumberbatch (and his very stylish hair) star in the perfectly unsurprising Doctor Strange.
// It’s the R2-D2 of the MCU. It’s Wilson the volleyball in fabric form. It’s the rampaging refrigerator from Requiem for a Dream, if the fridge had only been cuddly and cute instead of monstrous and menacing. It’s the Cloak of Levitation, and without uttering a single word, growl or beep, it’s a veritable scene-stealer in Doctor Strange, a fairly entertaining but largely unexceptional addition to the cinematic superhero canon. This cape crusader doesn’t appear until a significant portion of the picture has passed. Before that, there’s plenty of expository material to relate, beginning with a look at the unmitigated arrogance of Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a brilliant neurosurgeon who knows he’s brilliant and wants everyone else to know it as well. An automobile accident (his fault, because he’s arrogant) destroys his hands but only enhances his unbecoming personality, as he cruelly shuts out his girlfriend, fellow doctor Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams), and takes up residence in the sanctum of self-pity. But upon hearing of a healer in the Far East who might be able to cure him, he cashes in his frequent flyer miles and soon finds himself taking instruction from The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), who trains him in the mystical arts. She’s assisted by her prized pupil Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), the gruff librarian Wong (Benedict Wong, sharing sceneswiping duties with that cape) and various
other underlings, all required to remain alert against Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen), a former student who opted to move over to the Dark Side of the Force – excuse me, the Dark Dimension. With Marvel’s decision to absolutely glut our theaters with all things excelsior, it’s a given that some efforts will be less, uh, marvelous than others — that’s certainly the case with Doctor Strange, which feels more like a conveyor-belt product with the expected rinse-lather-repeat beats. The picture has three credited screenwriters (including director Scott Derrickson), but it truly feels like an endeavor in which a committee oversaw every aspect of its genesis. Even Ant-Man, generally not ranked in the upper echelons of the MCU flicks, offers more freewheeling fun than this by-the-numbers assignment, which fails to breathe much life into the origin story (this one feeling similar to the one from Batman Begins) and relying too heavily on visual effects rather than character dynamics (usually, the mix is more balanced in these pictures). The decision-making is most infuriating with the character of The Ancient One. It doesn’t bother me that this male figure has been turned into a female one, and others have already been protesting the fact that an Asian wasn’t given the role (George Takei has some choice words on this subject). No, what’s heinous is the complete Orwellian removal of Tibet as both the character’s nationality and the film’s setting (it’s been swapped out for Nepal), simply because China is the world’s largest market for American films, and
Disney-Marvel suits (and apparently their lawyers) didn’t want to even acknowledge the existence of Tibet lest it upset the Chinese overlords who approve the country’s film slate (co-scripter C. Robert Cargill even stated this before taking back his comments, presumably on Disney’s command). It’s an awful if predictably capitalist reason, and it makes one wonder if, had Marvel Studios existed at the time and had Germany not disallowed the import of American films, the studio would have excised any Jewish characters from its movies during the late 1930s for fear that the German market would have frowned upon them. Rote storytelling and pesky politics aside, the film does offer its rewards, particularly in Cumberbatch’s fine performance, some twisty visuals (many cribbed from Inception), and the occasional dabs of gentle humor. As for the Cape of Levitation, it makes its presence known during one of Strange’s many skirmishes with Kaecilius and his minions. Like Harry Potter’s broom, it chooses Strange rather than the other way around, and it remains busy saving his life, dragging him toward useful weapons, and even taking it upon itself to beat up a lackey. These scenes are among the movie’s most enjoyable ones, and they help disguise the more mundane stretches that otherwise would leave the faithful feeling hoodwinked.
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/ This is the third Dan Brown book to be turned into a major motion picture directed by Howard and starring Tom Hanks, and it’s the lamest one yet. The three films showcasing Hanks as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon position themselves as brainy action yarns. But as a character, Langdon has even less dimensions than animated sleuth Carmen Sandiego, and it’s sad seeing Hanks wasting his talents in such a gossamery role. The central thrust of Inferno is that Bertrand Zobrist (Ben Foster), a wealthy motivational speaker, decides that the only way this overpopulated planet can be saved is by unleashing his own mix of a virus, one designed to serve as another Black Plague. Since the movie would only run 10 minutes if Zobrist did the logical thing and released it ASAP, he instead plots out an alternate course of action that his groupies are to follow if he dies. But he illogically crafts a needlessly complicated puzzle wherein even his followers have to piece together clues to ascertain the whereabouts of the deadly strain. This protracted plan allows not only Langdon and World Health Organization suits to have a shot at locating and neutralizing the virus but also opens the door for nefarious characters to nab it first and sell it to the highest bidder. When it’s not being dense, Inferno settles for being dull, since the pattern has been largely the same in all three films: See Langdon run! See Langdon solve puzzles! See a hottie (in this case, Felicity Jones) trot along behind Langdon! At least the locales are lovely (lots of shots of Venice), and there’s an interesting performance by reliable Irrfan Khan as the head of a clandestine outfit that traffics in assassinations as well as in sleight-of-hand scenarios more suited to a Now You See Me romp. In all other respects, though, Inferno quickly goes down in flames.
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK
/ Here’s Tom Cruise once again showing he has no intention of issuing a cease-anddesist on properties that present him in the absolute best light possible: saintly, heroic, indestructible, and able to leap cavernous plotholes in a single bound. Here’s the thing about 2012’s Jack Reacher, the first picture based on one of Lee Child’s popular novels: While it made “only” $80 million stateside (pocket change for a superstar whose films usually cross the $100 million line), it was actually a good fit for Cruise, allowing him to play his strong and silent routine in the service of a twisty and gripping thriller. But all such viewing niceties have fallen by the wayside for this dreary sequel, which seems to exist for the sole purpose
of serving as a vanity project for its aging star (who also produced). The first film featured the sweet line-up of Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyewolo and Robert Duvall – clearly, that was too much A-list talent taking the spotlight away from Cruise. Said actress, Colbie Smulders, is the one whose character gets the narrative ball rolling for Reacher, as she’s framed for espionage and wrongly imprisoned. No problem for our hero, who finds that breaking her out of jail is no more difficult than flipping a light switch and proceeds to do so in about the same amount of time it takes the rest of us to comb our hair. Now on the run, the pair are accompanied by a teenage girl (Danika Yarosh) who may or may not be Reacher’s daughter from a long-ago tryst. JR:NGB manages to be both ludicrous and lethargic, always a deadly one-two punch. The principal villains (a government official and a skilled assassin) are both so nondescript that I honestly wouldn’t be able to pick the actors playing them out of a police lineup. Even Cruise seems bored, going through the sort of mechanical, megalomaniacal moves that thankfully haven’t yet crippled the sturdy Mission: Impossible franchise. If he doesn’t care about this project, why should we?
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES
// So is the new comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses unwatchable because it cruelly wastes the efforts of a solid cast, or is it watchable because a solid cast blessedly saves it from itself? That’s the question du jour when it comes to a picture graced with four bright performances but hampered by a plot that felt recycled. Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher play the Gaffneys (Jeff and Karen), the sort of suburban caricatures whose lives are so dull, they decide having sex is too much effort and opt instead to watch TV. Jon Hamm and the Gal Gadot play the Joneses (Tim and Natalie), the sort of suave, gorgeous creatures who move into the neighborhood and immediately stick out like a carrot in a bowl of ice cream. Jeff accepts the newcomers at face value, but Karen has her growing suspicions, particularly when she sees the couple surreptitiously sneaking out of the cul-de-sac at odd hours. Eventually, it’s revealed that the Joneses are spies, but are they on the side of right or wrong? Gadot is appropriately silky and sinewy, Fisher again proves her worth as a firstrate (and underrated) comedian, and this might be Galifianakis’s best role to date. Hamm again reveals the prankster’s soul buried underneath the matinee-idol looks.
As the cherry on top, the villain is played by a stand-up comic who really should be getting more film work, and he contributes a few expertly executed zingers. Even with that cast, I can’t quite recommend anyone spending movie-theater prices to keep up with these Joneses. But as a Netflix rental down the line? That’s the ticket.
// Smart movies tend to offer intriguing setups, unique central characters, and plot pirouettes. By those standards, The Accountant is a smart movie. But smart movies also tend to avoid offering obvious patterns, imbecilic narrative coincidences, and imploding third acts. Unfortunately, The Accountant isn’t that smart. Ben Affleck scores again in this vein as Chris Wolff, who as a child had a supporting if abusive father (Robert C. Trevelier) who wasn’t about to let his son’s autism stand in the way of a productive life. As an adult, Chris has directed his abilities as a math savant into a career as an accountant. Because of his pop’s tough love, Chris is as skilled at combat as he is at the numbers game, proficient with his hands and with all manner of firearms. These qualities come into play once he accepts a seemingly ordinary assignment of looking into the books at a robotics company. After he uncovers some discrepancies in the ledgers, people start getting bumped off, and it appears that an innocent accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) might be next. Meanwhile, Chris’ criminal activities are being investigated by two Treasury Department agents (J.K. Simmons and Cynthia Addai-Robinson), and just who is the mysterious assassin (Jon Bernthal) who keeps lurking in the shadows? After The Girl on the Train, the multiplexes could have used a sharp and taut thriller that’s consistent from first frame to last. But while The Accountant is certainly preferable to that tepid murdermystery, it jumps the tracks right at the very moment it should be picking up speed.
THE BIRTH OF A NATION
/// Now as always, it’s important to separate the artist from the art, although in the case of Nate Parker and his motion picture The Birth of a Nation, that’s often difficult to do. In 1994’s Bullets Over Broadway, a scandal-plagued Woody Allen has one of his characters declare that “An artist creates his own moral universe.” Great movie, ludicrous and self-serving line. And now, Parker and co-scripter Jean Celestin, both at the center of controversy for the college rape of a girl who then suffered from depression and committed suicide years later (Parker was
acquitted while Celestin was initially convicted before being acquitted as well), has made sure to include the scene where Nat Turner offers forgiveness and baptism to a white man seeking to atone for all his sins. “I forgive you” is the message to the man from Turner. “I forgive myself” is Parker’s message to himself. The Birth of a Nation is problematic in other ways, as well. It tells the story of Turner from his childhood to his execution, and it details how this man who initially was rented out by his owner (Armie Hammer) to quote from the Scriptures in an effort to assuage unruly slaves later found Biblical words to support his growing belief that the atrocities being committed against blacks needed to be stopped by any means necessary. Historical record asserts that his decision to lead an uprising stemmed wholly from his belief that it was a mandate from God, yet in the movie, it’s turned into a Death Wish scenario, with Turner largely motivated by the rape and beating suffered by his wife Cherry (Aja Naomi King) at the hands of white crackers. Employing a non-documented rape for this purpose is, at best, queasy and tonedeaf and, at worst, heinous and insensitive. And while the picture shows Turner’s army slaughtering scores of white men and even some women, it’s careful not to show any children getting murdered, even though several were. It’s an understandable omission, but also a misleading one. And yet, to deny the power and importance of The Birth of a Nation as its own entity would be equally misleading. While not in the same class as the excellent, Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave, this picture nevertheless has plenty of merit, starting with a title that brilliantly recalls the one for D.W. Griffith’s 1915 racist opus and throws it back in its face. It’s a film that’s about as subtle as a sledgehammer to the groin area, and yet its righteous anger helps rather than hinders the piece, particularly in the ghastly sequences in which Turner stands by helplessly as enormous evils are committed against his fellow sufferers. Most crucially, though, this is a movie for the here and now, a document that nicely supports the BlackLivesMatter movement. Once the rebellion is quelled and whites start slaughtering blacks by the dozens (even ones who had nothing to do with the uprising), Cherry cries, “They’re killing people everywhere, for no reason but being black” — a chilling line in an era in which black males are being systematically gunned down at an alarming rate. Nate Parker may be a vile and unrepentant abuser, but whatever one thinks of the messenger, the delivered movie is worthy of attention. Now, whether you want to support his career through ticket sales is entirely up to you. CS 41
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Activism & Politics
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13th Colony Patriots Conservative political activists that meet the 13th of each month. Dedicated to preserving the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. See Facebook page for meeting location. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-604-4048. liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Armistice Day Commemoration Veterans For Peace commemorates Armistice Day, a celebration of the end of World War I and a call for an end to all war. Local church bells will ring 11 times at 11 am. Representatives of four faith traditions in coastal Georgia will bring messages of peace from their traditions-Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant. Public welcome. Free Fri., Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-572-3470, 303-550-1158. firstname.lastname@example.org. https://facebook. com/vfpsavannah. Chippewa Square, Bull and McDonough Streets. Green Party of Chatham County People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. Love Beats Hate: A Rally to Remember This rally is a gathering of concerned local citizens, dignitaries, companies, and organizations who want to remember individuals who lost their lives in acts of terror. Lady Mahogany and Magic Marc Dunston will host the event, which features a candlelight vigil march after the remembrance of victims. Fri., Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. email@example.com. Starland District, 40th and Bull. Monday Means Community: My 80th Year What is there to learn from a lifetime of learning? Join Emergent Savannah to hear from three locals on what they have learned from eighty years of being in community, what they’ve learned from the past, where they see the future and as how that intergenerational knowledge can be shared Featured guests include Miriam Center, A.L. Addington and Rev. Dr. Carolyn Dowse. The evening will be around 55-minutes and in lieu of a moderator, audience members will ask questions of panelists. Mon., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. One of the Guys Guys, have you found yourself in a social rut, or just have a need for the art of conversation? Make a change in 2016. The past decade a diverse group of guys have been getting together about every two weeks to share dinner and opinions on just about any topic. No membership 42 requirements or dues. Just an open mind
Coastal Empire Fair
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Area Young Republicans Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. Savannah Libertarians Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook.com/groups/SAVlibertarians. Young Democrats Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.
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Auditions for Armstrong Youth Orchestra Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course
credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: 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 Applicants for TEDxSavannah The theme for the May 19 TEDx is “Bridge,” and applicants will be asked to explain how their TEDx talk will tie into that subject. Each talk must be no longer than 12 minutes, and talks of lesser length are encouraged. TEDxSavannah is looking for speakers who can use the theme to address issues relevant to Savannah and, most importantly, offer solutions or calls to action. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 15. Selected speakers must be available for an orientation and rehearsals on March 6 and March 25, April 29 and May 18. Go to tedxsavannah.com for a link to a speaker application and speaker guidelines. Speakers cannot promote a business or endorse products during their TEDx talk. For questions or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, email email@example.com. Tickets for TEDxSavannah go on sale March 20, and as in past years, will be held
at The Jepson Center. Through Jan. 15, 2017. firstname.lastname@example.org. telfair.org/ jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Call for Artists for Boxed In/ Break Out Telfair Museums is looking for local artists to activate 6 windows at the Jepson Center. Boxed In/Break Out will highlight the work of an artist, through public display, promotional materials, and an artist talk. In addition to museum-supported promotion, the artist will receive a $1000 honorarium. The application deadline is Monday, January 16, and the installation runs from April 7 to October 15. Through Jan. 16, 2017. telfair.org/boxed2017. telfair.org/ jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Call for Artists for Gray’s Reef Film Festival Arts Resource Collective of Savannah offers all Greater Savannah Area artists an opportunity to create an image for the official poster and to exhibit their winning work for sale at the 2017 Gray’s Reef Film Festival in early February 2017. The three top submissions will be selected by a jury. Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary staff will select the top-prize winner who will receive $500 and agrees to have his or her image used for the official Film Festival continues on p. 44
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poster. In addition, the top-ranking artists will have their originals available for sale at the Film Festival. For more information and details on how to enter, email secretary@ arcsavannah.org. Through Nov. 30. email@example.com. Online only, none. Call for Entry: Modern Celebrity Sulfur Studios invites artists working in all media to submit portraits of celebrities, rock stars, pop culture icons, and literary characters for the upcoming juried exhibition “Modern Celebrity.” Whether through talent or train wreck, fame or infamy, these personalities have wormed their way into our collective conscious. What makes them so engaging and why do we care? Artists are encouraged to take an expansive view of the medium of portraiture. Three dimensional, abstract and experimental work is welcome. Entries due: November 20th, 2016 by midnight. Exhibition Runs: December 8th – 18th. TO SUBMIT: https://sulfurstudios.org/ modern-celebrity $20, $15 for Sulfur Studios Members for up to 3 works Through Nov. 20, 12-12:15 a.m. 912. 231. 7105. info@ sulfurstudios.org. https://sulfurstudios.org/ modern-celebrity. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull 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. Religious Ethnic Artists Needed Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 2363154; email: firstname.lastname@example.org ongoing. No physical address given, none. 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. email@example.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.
Classes, Camps & Workshops
Adult Tap Classes Every Tuesday 10-11am. All ages, all levels are welcome from beginner to advanced. Learn both Rhythm and Broadway style tap dance. $15 Tue., Nov. 15, 10-11 a.m. 954.682.5694. Elyse.TheSTUDIO@yahoo. com. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. Aerial Silk Classes Aerial Silk classes offered every Friday throughout November. 4:30-5:30 Youth Silks 5:30-7:00 Adult Silks Limited time offer. Limited space. Please preregister online @ www.thestudiosav.net. $20 Fri., Nov. 11, 4:30-7 p.m. 954.682.5694. Elyse. TheSTUDIO@yahoo.com. thestudiosav. net/november-schedule.html. thestudiosav. net/. Aerial Silk classes offered every Friday throughout November. 4:30-5:30 Youth Silks 5:30-7:00 Adult Silks Limited time offer. Limited space. Please preregister online @ www.thestudiosav.net. $20 Fri., Nov. 11, 4:30-7 p.m. 954.682.5694. Elyse. TheSTUDIO@yahoo.com. thestudiosav.net/ november-schedule.html. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. 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. Bungalow History and Design In collaboration with Cinema Savannah, Telfair presents the new film by acclaimed Explore the history, principles, and examples director Werner Herzog, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Herzog’s that are behind the architecture of this new documentary focuses on the internet, perhaps the most world-changing techno- proto-modern design reform movement. Explore some of the characteristic features logical development since World War II. $8 of these buildings - particularly interiors, Thu., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. 912-790-8880. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center kitchens, and porches - that we take for the Arts, 207 West York St. for granted in up-to-date houses today. Instructor: Gordon Bock $50.00 Fri., Nov. are donated to a different charity 11, 6-9 p.m., Sat., Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Benefits each month. This is a regular Bikram Sun., Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 912-443-5864. 10th Joyce Harrison Memorial Yoga class. ongoing. 912.356.8280. email@example.com. savannahtech. Bicycle Poker Run bikramyogasavannah.com. edu/HistoricHomeownersAcademy. Pedal around the island and visit Tybee’s SCMPD Animal Control seeks Savannah Technical College, Historic famous hangouts while playing poker. Volunteers Homeowners Academy, 5717 White Bluff Prizes will be awarded for the highest and Savannah Chatham County Animal Control Road. lowest hand. Food, games and raffle prizes. seeks volunteers to serve various tasks Champions Training Center Lots of awesome items including a cruiser as needed by the shelter. No prior animal Offering a variety of classes and training in beach bike, restaurant gift cards, local art shelter experience is necessary. Newly mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other and more. Musical entertainment by @ trained volunteers will be authorized disciplines for children and adults. All skill Sundown. 25.00 Sun., Nov. 13, 12-7 p.m. to serve immediately after orientation. levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. 912-224-5227. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. ctcsavannah.com. $5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins Chinese Language Classes Local Charities are welcome. Volunteers must be at least The Confucius Institute at Savannah State Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly 17-years-old. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. University offers free Chinese language Karma class to raise money for local firstname.lastname@example.org. classes starting January 17. To register, charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds 912-358-3160. confuciusinstitute@
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savannahstate.edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Clay Classes Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav..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 912-443-0410. 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. The Get Covered Georgia Tour This event helps Georgians find affordable health care. Fri., Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 866-988-8246. savtcc.com. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. The Good Witch: a weekend retreat for the postmodern priestess Join this 3-day Women’s Retreat to playfully engage in some high vibrational magic. Learn simple ways to integrate ritual & ceremony into your daily practices, uplifting and enhancing your blessed life. $333 Fri., Nov. 11, Sat., Nov. 12 and Sun., Nov. 13. 706-424-1860. info@holdingwomanspace. com. https://holdingwomanspace.com/ details/the-good-witch/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. Historic Windows, Part II Thinking about upgrading those old windows? DON’T! Learn the basic skills necessary to breathe new life into old windows. This workshop will focus on hands-on techniques such as paint stripping, repair, and glazing. Instructor: Benjamin Curran $75 (includes $25
materials fee) Fri., Nov. 11, 6-9 p.m., Sat., Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-443-5864. bcurran@ savannahtech.edu. savannahtech.edu/ HistoricHomeownersAcademy. Savannah Technical College, Historic Homeowners Academy, 5717 White Bluff Road. 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. Internet of Things - What It Is, Why You Should Care, and How It Can Boost Your Business During this session, presenters Russ Clark, co-director of the Georgia Tech Research Network Operations Center, and Bill Eason, research scientist at Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology, will demystify IoT (Internet of Things) for you. They’ll describe the incredibly rich, realtime customer and business operations data you can gather, as well as highlight fundamentals of IoT that organizations must think through. Professionals from small to mid-size businesses interested in how mobility and the Internet of Things can transform their business operations will benefit from this session. $15 Thu., Nov. 10, 7:30-9:30 a.m. 912-963-6976. william. firstname.lastname@example.org. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Internet of Things: What It Is, Why You Should Care, and How It Can Boost Your Business The Internet of Things (IoT) -- such as connected devices, vehicles, buildings, appliances, and wearables -- is a network of physical objects that is discussed constantly in the technical community. However, most business leaders know little about it. During this session, presenters Russ Clark, co-director of the Georgia Tech Research Network Operations Center, and Bill Eason, research scientist at Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology, will demystify IoT for you. $15 Thu., Nov. 10, 8-9:30 a.m. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. 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. Life Challenge Coaching In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at email@example.com, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. Music Lessons--Multiple
Instruments and Styles Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels for Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass, classical, jazz), Piano, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Voice as well as Music Theory/ Composition/ Ear Training. We teach public, private and home school students as well as adults at all experience levels. Located at 15 East Montgomery Crossroads in Office #205 near White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA. ongoing. 912-388-1806. smisavannah@ gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Award-winning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. Piano Voice-Coaching Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. R&B Soul Adult Line Dancing The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. hlamont70@ yahoo.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Reiki Treatment Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail request for appointment/ Fee base at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. 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 continues on p. 46
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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. Stained Glass - Copper Foil Technique Create your own stained glass sun catcher panel while learning basic stained glass techniques using copper foil. In this two-day workshop, students will learn the fundamental tools and techniques of scoring, cutting, soldering, and tinning - all necessary to make basic stained glass designs. Instructor: Mark McKim $75 (includes $25 materials fee) Sat., Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 912-443-5864. bcurran@ savannahtech.edu. savannahtech.edu/ HistoricHomeownersAcademy. Savannah Technical College, Historic Homeowners Academy, 5717 White Bluff Road. Veteran’s Day Children’s Camp While the kids are off from school, let them find out what Veterans Day is all about with WWI activities, lessons, art and lots of fun. Ages 6-12. Lunch is included. $30 Fri., Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-988-1832. email@example.com. mightyeighth. org. mightyeighth.org/. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave. Youth and Teen Aerial Silk Classes Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/ class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. firstname.lastname@example.org. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave.
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1 Million Cups 1 Million Cups (1MC), a program of the Kauffman Foundation, is seeking entrepreneurs to share their new business ideas with a weekly audience. Participants receive feedback and exposure with the opportunity to strengthen their idea and gain connections in the Savannah community. 1MC meets every Wednesday at the Creative Coast 9-10a. Apply to present online: www.1millioncups.com/ Savannah Free Wednesdays, 9 a.m. 1millioncups.com/savannah. Creators’ Foundry, 415 W Boundary St. 13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. Abeni Cultural Arts Dance 46 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. email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Geechee Sailing Club Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education, and fellowship.Member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. geecheesailingclub.org. liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Historic Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in
a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah.org. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Low Country Turners A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. 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. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-4470943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Authors Workshop If you’re a writer, and you’re serious about it, Savannah Authors Workshop is looking for you. We exist to encourage good writing. We meet twice a month in the relaxed atmosphere of a private home (Baldwin Park area). Our third annual Anthology has just been published. We are looking for new members. Come as a guest to our next meeting (Wednesday, September 21) and see how you like us (sorry: no poets). Contact Christopher Scott, President: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and directions. ongoing. No physical address given, none. The Savannah Chinese Corner The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. https://facebook.com/groups/ SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown.
Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Go Club This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Go Green Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub.org. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. Savannah Newcomers Club Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. savannahnewcomers.com. ongoing. Savannah Parrot Head Club Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. email@example.com. savannahphc. com. Savannah Toastmasters Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Veggies and Vegans Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. Spies and Mysteries Book Club A book club for readers who love thrillers, spy novels, and mysteries. We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm. None second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Toastmasters Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. thincsavannah.com. Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull
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St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. vvasav.com. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.
22nd Annual Telfair Art Fair Savannah’s largest, liveliest, and most celebrated open-air festival of visual art, Telfair Art Fair attracts thousands of high-end art collectors, tourists, local residents, and families. Featuring 85 artists displaying and selling works in a variety of artistic disciplines—and for a wide range of budgets—this year’s Telfair Art Fair presents an array of genres, including painting, printmaking, digital media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, furniture, glass, textiles/fiber, and mixed media. Free Sat., Nov. 12, 10 a.m. and Sun., Nov. 13, noon. 912-790-8880. Telfair Square, President and Barnard streets. Annual Holiday Boutique Southbridge Women’s Club Southbridge residents will sell handcrafted items, including homemade food items, jewelry, baby & children’s clothes, cards and stationery, photography, wreaths, plates, towels, snowmen, quilling, ceramics figurines, crocheted & knitted items, original sketches, and more. Admission and Parking are free and open to the public. Sun., Nov. 13, 2:30-5:30 p.m. 912651-5455. southbridgewomensclub.org. southbridgegolfclub.com/. Southbridge Golf Club, 415 Southbridge Blvd. The Art and Photographs of Savannah Square by Square An exclusive selection of photographs and images from the best-selling coffee table book “Savannah Square by Square” will be offered for sale, with 10% of proceeds benefiting the Veterans Council of Chatham County. Author Michael Jordan, illustrator Mick McCay, and the books photographers will be on hand to sign copies of the images and the book. Light refreshments will be served. Free Fri., Nov. 11, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-484-5962. mmccay45@ comcast.net. savannahsquarebysquare. com. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Artrageous! The excitement of watching a team of artists painting at electric speed right before your eyes is an experience your audience will never forget. Have it accompanied by amazing vocals, creative choreography, high energy live music and unforgettable audience interaction and your audience will have enjoyed the journey of a life-time. $30 Sat., Nov. 12, 7 p.m. marstheatre.com. marstheatre.com. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. Arty Party This popular opening preview party features music, food, and beverages, and gives Arty Party Patrons and guests an exclusive opportunity to view and purchase
artists’ work before Art Fair opens to the general public. Museum members $85, non-members $130, Patron Tickets $175 Fri., Nov. 11, 7 p.m. 912.790.8866. telfair. org/artfair. Telfair Square, President and Barnard streets. Be a Hero for Lincoln Help support Lincoln Groza, born with a rare genetic condition called frononasal dysplasia, by enjoying live music by the Plaid Case and the Screw City Saints, dressing as a super hero, and more. Sat., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill), 3742 US-17. 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. 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: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World In collaboration with Cinema Savannah, continues on p. 48
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Telfair presents the new film by acclaimed director Werner Herzog, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Herzog’s new documentary focuses on the internet, perhaps the most world-changing technological development since World War II. $8 Thu., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. 912-790-8880. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or email@example.com. ongoing. 912-525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Historic Savannah Foundation Annual Meeting Historic Savannah Foundation welcomes David J. Brown, executive vice president and chief preservation officer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, to deliver the keynote address on the future of preservation. Brown will discuss the future of the preservation movement and other initiatives of the National Trust — and how they relate to Savannah. The annual meeting will also include the election of officers and new members to the Board of Trustees. Thu., Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. myhsf. org. First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223 Bull St. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Navy League, 17 lake heron ct west. Novemberfest Holiday craft items, baked goods, plant sale, used book sale and children activities that include craft, games and face painting. For more information contact (912) 925-4839. No charge for event Sat., Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 912-925-4839. khanovich@hotmail. com. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. NuBarter Networking Social Take a well-deserved break after Hurricane Matthew’s cleanup and network with other NuBarter members. Bring like-minded business owners with you, and meet Ikeda Feingold and Wes Daniel, proprietors of El-Rocko Lounge. So take a break, come out and relax and hear the latest happenings in NuBarter. Thu., Nov. 10, 6 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge, 117 Whitaker St. 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 48 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 Veterans Day Ceremony The observance will honor those who have served and continue to serve our country in the armed services, along with police, firefighter and other emergency service workers who lay their lives on the line every day. The event will feature guest speakers, the Color Guard from Fort Stewart, a 21-gun salute, and a laying of the wreath. Prior to the ceremony, Bushmasters Company 2-7 Infantry, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division will be running 27 miles from Fort Stewart to Richmond Hill. Fri., Nov. 11, 6 a.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. Savannah Art Walk Savannah Art Walk is an opportunity to explore the plethora of exquisite and diverse galleries of the Historic District. Gather for the free welcome reception at the River Street Inn, meet some sponsoring artists, grab your map and begin. Experience the tour on foot or by Old Savannah Tour Trolley. second Saturday of every month, 3-6 p.m. savannahartwalk.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Council on World Affairs International Trivia Challenge Individuals or teammates will answer questions concerning current events, world culture, architecture, food, monuments, governmental affairs and more. Proceeds benefit the SWCA’s Student Study Abroad Stipends. $35 members, $45 guests Thu., Nov. 10, 6 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Savannah Sacred Harp Singers The Savannah Sacred Harp Singers present a free community singing event at 1pm on Saturday, November 12th, at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. Come and sing America’s original roots music. For more information dial 912-655-0994 or visit savannahsacredharp.com. Sat., Nov. 12, 1 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Savannah Storytellers Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. 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. 912335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Tybee Salutes Heroes This island-wide celebration of military members sees vacation rental companies donating homes to military families so they can spend time with each other relaxing and recovering. 11th of every month. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. 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. Veteran’s Day Weekend Living History Fort Pulaski National Monument will honor our nation’s veterans with a special living history weekend. The 48th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Reactivated returns once again to garrison Fort Pulaski. The 48th spent over a year in 1862-63 living on the coast of Georgia after the fall of the fort. Witness the daily routine of a regiment on garrison duty as our living historians bring the American Civil War to life. There will be a number of programs and demonstrations for the whole family to enjoy. Nov. 12-13. Fort Pulaski, US Highway 80 E. Zines and Sea Shanties Katie and Joe Haegele host a zine-reading and musical performance accompanied by Dame Darcy. Tue., Nov. 15, 6 p.m. starlandiasupply.com. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street.
Children’s Book Festival Welcome New York Times Bestselling Author of the Fancy Nancy children’s series, Jane O’Connor to the festival this year. Sat., Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Coastal Empire Fair Enjoy a petting zoo, a livestock show, rides, and more. Through Nov. 13. coastalempirefair.com. coastalempirefair. com. Coastal Empire Fairgrounds, 4801 Meding St. Savannah Food & Wine Festival Taste your way through Savannah, channel your inner sommelier, and spend time with culinary royalty at the Savannah Food & Wine Festival. Experience all things gourmet at legendary locations such as the Mansion at Forsyth Park and the Georgia State Railroad Museum. Artisanal tastings
from famous celebrity and local chefs will be abundant. Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to learn first-hand from the luminaries lined up, including James Beard Foundation award-winners, master sommeliers, and more. Wed., Nov. 9, Thu., Nov. 10, Fri., Nov. 11, Sat., Nov. 12 and Sun., Nov. 13. info@savannahfoodandwinefest. com. savannahfoodandwinefestival.com. Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Veteran’s Day Weekend Fall Festival This free, family fun event will have a Trebuchet Cornhole Competition, local vendors, food trucks, “I’m a Little Maker” Fun Zone, raffles, Christmas gift making classes sign ups and more. Sat., Nov. 12, 10 a.m. mavenmakers.com. Maven Makers, 415 West Boundary Street.
7th Annual Trail of Hope 5K, 1 Mile and Tot Trot Benefiting Covenant Care Adoptions. Run in your PJ’s to be entered to win a prize. $25 Early Registration, $35 after 10/12 Sat., Nov. 12, 9-11 a.m. adoptsavannah.com. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $8 Community Meditation Classes Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912349-2756. Al-Anon Family Groups An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The message of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope for friends/family of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. savannahalanon.com. Ballet Body Toning Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semi-private class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@ gmail.com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. 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.
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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. email@example.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Blue Water Yoga Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Dance DynaMix Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@ gmail.com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. Fitness Classes at the JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. Free Yoga for Cancer Patients St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Functional Training Class Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Get Excited and Move This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed
work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. Dude’s Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-5150. 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. Pilates Classes Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. pilatessavannah.com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga. com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pregnancy Yoga Classes Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. $120 - six week session Thursdays. 912-704-7650. 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. 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 continues on p. 50
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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.
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Q-Masters, Chefs + Vets Guests can taste the region’s best grilled creations and barbecue and sip a variety of beer and cold beverages. Proceeds benefit the Tiny House Project for Homeless Veterans. $59 Nov. 11, 8 p.m.. savannahfoodandwinefest.com. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. Speakeasy Social Hour Weekly Friday happy hour event, to toast one of Franklin Roosevelt’s greatest
accomplishments, the passage of the 21st Amendment which ended Prohibition in 1933. Tickets are only $10 pre-sale, $20 at the door. Admission includes a draft cocktail of your choice: Moscow Mule, Chatham Artillery Punch, or Zombie Punch with passed Pan-Asian appetizers from CO. $10 Nov. 11, 5-7 p.m.. 912-2366144. email@example.com. https:// facebook.com/events/706815492799311/. savannahcocktailco.com. Cocktail Co., 10 Whitaker St. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Fire & Wine Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. email@example.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/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/promotions/. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. Honey Tasting and Body Care Samples + Store Tour Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. 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. Taste of Lucky’s Market Sample products from all Lucky’s departments. Free luckysmarket.com/
savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St. 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. Wine Sampling Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.
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 University, 11935 Abercorn St. Blood Pressure Screenings St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. Dr. John McDougall Live Skype Talk & Q&A Come learn how powerful the foods are that we put into our bodies, often much more powerful than even prescription drugs. Tue., Nov. 15, 6 p.m. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Free Hearing and Speech Screening Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. 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. 912355-4601. speechandhearingsav.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call
for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health Care for Uninsured People Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. La Leche League of Savannah A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912897-9544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. Labor and Delivery Tour Want to take a look around before the big day? Register for a tour of our labor and delivery areas. The tour is held once a month and fills up quickly, so please register early. Call 912-350-BORN (2676). second Sunday of every month. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Living Smart Fitness Club An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. Prepared Childbirth Class This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The 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. email@example.com. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org. Wilmington Island Farmers Market, 111 Walthour Rd. Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Toddler Time Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife
Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.
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. 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
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around 53 It may be reached while binge-watching 55 “Frasier” actress Gilpin 56 “Nasty” Nastase of tennis 57 The one squinting at the clues right now 58 Candy packaged in pairs 60 Barbecue menu item, or what’s going on with the theme answers 63 Almond ___ (candy in a canister) 64 Gets the pot started 65 Commedia dell’___ 66 Woolly mamas 67 Ceases to be 68 Pigsty
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questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912288-1034. email@example.com. 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.
Historical Writers Guild The HWG will endeavor to offer a variety
of programs for both published and unpublished writers to promote historical fiction and creative non-fiction. All compatible and cross-genre works to historical writing are welcome. HWG is also open to hobbyist writers to enjoy a relaxed and fun environment. Annual dues $20 second Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m. 713-907-8627. firstname.lastname@example.org. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. I Grew It My Way Book Signing Jane Fishman will give a talk on her new book, “I Grew It My Way: How Not to Garden” and sign copies. Free and open to the public Fri., Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m.
thebookladybookstore.com/. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St. Lecture: Timeouts and Psychological Momentum in Sports: A Data-Driven Answer Dr. Ho Huynh’s lecture will review empirical literature on psychological momentum in sports and present evidence from more than 10,000 plays and 5,700 timeouts in women’s volleyball to challenge conventional wisdom that suggests that timeouts can curb opponents’ momentum. Fri., Nov. 11, noon. about.armstrong. edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.
Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Now and then you display an excessive egotism that pushes people away. But during the next six weeks you will have an excellent chance to shed some of that tendency, even as you build more of the healthy pride that attracts help and support. So be alert for a steady flow of intuitions that will instruct you on how to elude overconfidence and instead cultivate more of the warm, radiant charisma that is your birthright. You came here to planet Earth not just to show off your bright beauty, but also to wield it as a source of inspiration and motivation for those whose lives you touch.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
“How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else,” said inventor Buckminster Fuller. I don’t fully endorse that perspective. For example, when I said goodbye to North Carolina with the intention to make Northern California my new home, Northern California is exactly where I ended up and stayed. Having said that, however, I suspect that the coming months could be one of those times when Fuller’s formula applies to you. Your ultimate destination may turn out to be different from your original plan. But here’s the tricky part: If you do want to eventually be led to the situation that’s right for you, you have to be specific about setting a goal that seems right for now.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
If you were an obscenely rich plutocrat, you might have a pool table on your super yacht. And to ensure that you and your buddies could play pool even in a storm that rocked your boat, you would have a special gyroscopic instrument installed to keep your pool table steady and stable. But I doubt you have such luxury at your disposal. You’re just not that wealthy or decadent. You could have something even better, however: metaphorical gyroscopes that will keep you steady and stable as you navigate your way through unusual weather. Do you know what I’m referring to? If not, meditate on the three people or influences that might best help you stay grounded. Then make sure you snuggle up close to those people and influences during the next two weeks.
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CANCER (June 21-July 22)
The coming weeks will be a good time to fill your bed with rose petals and sleep with their aroma caressing your dreams. You should also consider the following acts of intimate revolution: listening to sexy spiritual flute music while carrying on scintillating conversations with interesting allies . . . sharing gourmet meals in which you and your sensual companions use your fingers to slowly devour your delectable food . . . dancing naked in semi-
Nature and Environment
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darkness as you imagine your happiest possible future. Do you catch my drift, Cancerian? You’re due for a series of appointments with savvy bliss and wild splendor.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
“I have always wanted . . . my mouth full of strange sunlight,” writes Leo poet Michael Dickman in his poem “My Honeybee.” In another piece, while describing an outdoor scene from childhood, he innocently asks, “What kind of light is that?” Elsewhere he confesses, “What I want more than anything is to get down on paper what the shining looks like.” In accordance with the astrological omens, Leo, I suggest you follow Dickman’s lead in the coming weeks. You will receive soulful teachings if you pay special attention to both the qualities of the light you see with your eyes and the inner light that wells up in your heart.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
The Passage du Gois is a 2.8-mile causeway that runs between the western French town of Beauvoir-sur-Mer and the island of Noirmoutier in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s only usable twice a day when the tide goes out, and even then for just an hour or two. The rest of the time it’s under water. If you hope to walk or bike or drive across, you must accommodate yourself to nature’s rhythms. I suspect there’s a metaphorically similar phenomenon in your life, Virgo. To get to where you want to go next, you can’t necessarily travel exactly when you feel like it. The path will be open and available for brief periods. But it *will* be open and available.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Modern toilet paper appeared in 1901, when a company in Green Bay, Wisconsin began to market “sanitary tissue” to the public. The product had a small problem, however. Since the manufacturing process wasn’t perfect, wood chips sometimes remained embedded in the paper. It was not until 1934 that the product was offered as officially “splinter-free.” I mention this, Libra, because I suspect that you are not yet in the splinter-free phase of the promising possibility you’re working on. Keep at it. Hold steady. Eventually you’ll purge the glitches.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Seersucker Tots A family-friendly hit of lit. Quraysh Ali Lansana reads and discusses his new picture book, “A Gift from Greensboro,” and poet Samantha Thornhill will also read and perform. Sat., Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. thebookladybookstore.com/. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St.
“Don’t be someone that searches, finds, and then runs away,” advises novelist Paulo Coelho. I’m tempted to add this caveat: “Don’t be someone that searches, finds, and then runs away -- unless you really do need to run away for a while to get better prepared for the reward you have summoned . . . and then return to fully embrace it.” After studying the astrological omens, Scorpio, I’m guessing you can benefit from hearing this information.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Go ahead and howl a celebratory “goodbye!” to any triviality that has distracted you from your worthy goals, to any mean little ghost that has shadowed your good intentions, and to any faded fantasy that has clogged up the flow of your psychic energy. I also recommend that you whisper “welcome!” to open secrets that have somehow remained hidden from you, to simple lessons you haven’t been simple enough to learn before now, and to breathtaking escapes you have only recently earned. P.S.: You are authorized to refer to the coming weeks as a watershed.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Musician and visual artist Brian Eno loves to dream up innovative products. In 2006, he published a DVD called *77 Million Paintings,* which uses technological trickery to generate 77 million different series of images. To watch the entire thing would take 9,000 years. In my opinion, it’s an interesting but gimmicky novelty -- not particularly deep or meaningful. During the next nine months, Capricorn, I suggest that you attempt a far more impressive feat: a richly complex creation that will provide you with growth-inducing value for years to come.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Do you know about the Lords of Shouting? According to Christian and Jewish mythology, they’re a gang of 15.5 million angels that greet each day with vigorous songs of praise and blessing. Most people are too preoccupied with their own mind chatter to pay attention to them, let alone hear their melodious offerings. But I suspect you may be an exception to that rule in the coming weeks. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you’ll be exceptionally alert for and receptive to glad tidings. You may be able to spot opportunities that others are blind to, including the chants of the Lords of Shouting and many other potential blessings. Take advantage of your aptitude!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Greenland sharks live a long time -- up to 400 years, according to researchers at the University of Copenhagen. The females of the species don’t reach sexual maturity until they’re 150. I wouldn’t normally compare you Pisceans to these creatures, but my reading of the astrological omens suggests that the coming months will be a time when at long last you will reach your full sexual ripeness. It’s true that you’ve been capable of generating new human beings for quite some time. But your erotic wisdom has lagged behind. Now that’s going to change. Your ability to harness your libidinous power will soon start to increase. As it does, you’ll gain new access to primal creativity.
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binoculars, use a spotting scope, categorize birds by body shape and identify habitats. Loaner binoculars will be available for those who do not have their own. The program is free and open to the public, but limited to 15 people. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center at 9am. Sat., Nov. 12, 9 a.m. 843-784-9911. email@example.com. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170. Climate Change & the Future of Georgia’s Coast The Center for a Sustainable Coast (CSC) is hosting a public forum on the topic of “Climate Change and the Future of Georgia’s Coast” featuring an acclaimed documentary on the topic, a video entitled “Wisdom to Survive.” There is no entrance fee, but tax-deductible donations to the Center are appreciated. Free Fri., Nov. 11, 5-7 p.m. 912-506-5088. SUSDEV@GATE. NET. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. 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. Hurricane History Tour and Picnic See firsthand what a Category-2 hurricane can do to an undeveloped barrier island. Learn about how hurricanes have affected the history of Ossabaw Island and the rest of Georgia’s coast. Featuring a Roger Parker catered BBQ and picnic and locally brewed beer from Moon River Brewing Company and Service Brewing Company. $195 Nov. 10-13. Ossabaw Island, 1 Cane Patch Rd. Walk on the Wild Side A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.
Pets & Animals
Dog Lovers’ Walk Raise money to help homeless animals at this 1.5-mile walk. Sat., Nov. 12, 8:30 a.m. messiahsk.com. Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Road (The Landings). Dog Lovers’ Walk
Embrace the arrival of fall by joining the Humane Society for Greater Savannah at Skidaway Island for a walking fundraiser. Sat., Nov. 12, 8:30-10:30 a.m. 912.354.9515 ext 106. fundraising@humanesocietysav. org. Classy.org/DogLoversWalk2016. messiahsk.com. Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Road (The Landings). 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. PetSmart Charities Weekend Adoption Event Save the life of a rescued pet by adopting from one of several rescue groups. There is no charge to look, but each rescue group sets its own adoption fees. Sat., Nov. 12, 10 a.m. petsmart.com. PetSmart, 11132 Abercorn St. Rescue Round-Up Find your new furry friend from a wide selection of dogs from six local pet rescue organizations. second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. hipsterhound.net. The Hipster Hound, 115 Echols Ave. 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. 912-663-8728. firstname.lastname@example.org. capitolcom.org/ georgia. Buddhist Meditation Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. savannahzencenter.com. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un
Shin Beach at email@example.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. Catholic Singles A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ diosav.org. diosav.org/familylife-singles. Gratitude Circle in the Squares Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. 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. Jesus Yeshua Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee @yahoo. com or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. Maritime Bethel “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A New Church in the City, For the City Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. 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. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Service of Compline Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. South Valley Baptist Church Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. 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,
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8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. Union Mission 2nd Annual Prayer Breakfast Join us for our second annual Prayer Breakfast in honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Speakers include Rabbi Robert Haas of Congregation Mickve Israel and Senior Pastor Ben Martin of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. Come learn more about how people of all faiths can change lives right here in Savannah. Reservations required: please call 912-236-7423 or email mlynn@ unionmission.org 0 Tue., Nov. 15, 7-8:30 a.m. 912-236-7423. mlynn@unionmission. org. unionmission.org/how-you-can-help/ events/second-annual-prayer-breakfast/. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St.
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Film: Gator This film stars Burt Reynolds and was made on Tybee Island. At this screening, meet Tybee extras with a special appearance by gator McCluskey. $7 adults, $5 children Thu., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. tybeeposttheater.org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. Film: Glory Part of the Florence’s Rooftop Reels series. Free Sun., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. theflorencesavannah.com. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive. Film: Inferno This soon-to-be-released mystery thriller is directed by Ron Howard and stars Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. $7 adults, $5 children Nov. 11-13, 3 & 7 p.m. tybeeposttheater.org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. Film: Sonic Sea One Hundred Miles, Savannah Riverkeeper, and Oceana host a screening of the film Sonic Sea to educate the public about current applications for seismic airgun blasting off the coast of Georgia. Sonic Sea is a documentary about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise, including seismic airgun blasting, on whales and other marine life. Free Tue., Nov. 15, 6 p.m. 912.650.1156. paulita@ onehundredmiles.org. https://facebook. com/events/203295336773150/. cha-bella. com/. Cha Bella Grill & Patio Bar, 102 East Broad St. Film: Tangled Part of the Florence’s Rooftop Reels series. Sun., Nov. 13, 5 p.m. theflorencesavannah. com. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive. Film: The Mask of Kriminal This fun and ultra-mod sequel to the 1966 Italian crime comedy “Kriminal” finds the costumed super-criminal embroiled in more dastardly hijinks of thievery, murder, mayhem and romance. $6 Wed., Nov. 9, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Film: Paying the Price for Peace Veterans For Peace Savannah Chapter 170 invites the public to a screening of “Paying
the Price for Peace.” This film features Vietnam veteran and VFP member S. Brian Willson, who paid the price for peace by nearly being killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. Free Sat., Nov. 12, 7-9:30 p.m. 912-572-3470, 303-550-1158. email@example.com. https://facebook. com/vfpsavannah. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Film: Restrepo This film documents the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. Focusing on a remote 15-man outpost, “Restrepo,” which was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the Military, directors Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington present a surreal combination of back-breaking labor and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban. $15 Wed., Nov. 9, 6 p.m. 864-804-0960. katherine@ mountainfilmsav.org. mountainfilmsav.org/ festival/events/. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. PBS: “And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK” Preview & Discussion Join GPB Savannah and the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum to preview selected footage from the new PBS documentary “Black America: And Still I Rise.” The two-part documentary looks at the last five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Panel discussion following the screening about Savannah’s history since MLK. Free Thu., Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m. 912-344-3563. gpbsavannah@ gmail.com. https://facebook.com/ events/1776032225969982/. Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, 460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Punk Rock Movie Night Join the Sentient Bean for a monthly series of movies directly inspired by punk music, fashion or general attitude. The movie will start promptly at 8PM. Admission is free for customers. Attendees are invited to discuss and or promote any events or shows happening around town. second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.
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Adult and Junior Tennis Clinics On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. Adult Coed Flag Football League 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. Bears Elite Football Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays,
5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. Grief 101 Support Group Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Saturday Group Run or Walk Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. 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. Savannah Bike Polo Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo. 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. 912-398-4014. savannahflipflop.com. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.
Al-Anon Family Group meeting Isle of Hope For Today Find comfort and understanding for families and friends of alcoholics. AFG is an anonymous fellowship seeking to find serenity for those impacted by the effects of alcoholism. Free Mondays, 7-8 p.m. savannahalanon.com. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave. Alcoholics Anonymous For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily
throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Family Support Group For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. Amputee Support Group Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. Back Pain Support Group Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. Brain Injury Support Group For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Breast Cancer Survivors Group Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Caregiver’s Coffee Caregiver’s Coffee, an informal support group for caregivers of cancer patients, meets on the second and third Wednesday of every month in the lobby of the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP), located on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. For more information, call 912-819-5704. 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. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Debtors Anonymous Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah. org/. Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd.
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