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WEDNESDAY 3.15 20 Ride: Zac Brown Tribute Show

Start your St. Patrick’s weekend early celebrating the music of Georgia icons, The Zac Brown Band, as performed by 20 Ride, the nation’s pre-eminent Zac Brown Tribute Band. 8 p.m. Music Vault, 8082 Speedway Blvd. $15

Film: Surprise St. Pat’s Special

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Psychotronic Film Society screens this surprise Irish-made cult film that was unreleased in the USA. Exact title is a secret until showtime. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8

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The show will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $55-$95 912-525-5050

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Kick off St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah right with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the second largest in the United States behind New York. 10:15 a.m. Downtown Savannah

Ready to bike to the St. Patrick’s Day Festivities? Savannah Bicycle Campaign will offer free bicycle safety inspections, tire inflation, chain lubrication, and minor adjustments. 7-9:30 p.m. 1301 Lincoln St. (Corner of Lincoln and Henry streets). Free

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This year, the Food Truck Festival will feature Low Country Lobster, Chazito’s, 6 Gear Dog House, and Molly MacPherson’s. March 16-18, 10-midnight Barnard and Bay Streets savannahdba.com

Film: 13th

“13th” unveils the context and moral urgency behind some of today’s most pressing public issues, from mass incarceration and the current state of race relations, to immigration detention centers and private prisons. This screening is being organized by the Savannah Comrades and local members of the Imam Jamil Action Network, and will feature a panel discussion to discuss how the issues of the film are relevant to our community. 6:45 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Free


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Film: Fences

“Fences” tells the story of Troy Maxson, a 1950s Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $7 adults, $5 children tybeeposttheater.org/events/

Jasper Green Ceremony

Members of the Irish community will gather to honor our military, past and present at the Sergeant William Jasper Memorial Ceremony. 5 p.m. Madison Square, West Harris Street.

Lecture: Bangladesh: A Political History Since Independence

The Savannah Council on World Affairs presents this lecture by Dr. Ali Riaz. 8 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. $10 for non-members

Grand Re-Opening w/ Tyler Farr

Tyler Farr is a country music singer and songwriter. 8:30 p.m., doors 7 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $39

SATURDAY 3.18 Corey Smith

Indie country artist Corey Smith performs. 8 p.m., doors 7 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $25-30

Film: La La Land

This Best Picture frontrunner is the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. 3 & 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $7 adults, $5 children tybeeposttheater.org/events/

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Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Savannah Live 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Savannah Live is a high-energy 2 hour Forsyth Park variety show that features everything from forsythfarmersmarket.com pop to Broadway and Motown to rock n’ roll, featuring a live band and eight singers. Odd Lot Improv An improv comedy show in the style of 8 p.m. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” It’s their first The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. performance at their new venue, the $37 Loft on Liberty (above Savannah Coffee FRIDAY 3.17 Roasters). 8 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Parade Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W Liberty St Kick off St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah $10 right with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the second largest in the United States behind Savannah Live Savannah Live is a high-energy 2 hour New York. variety show that features everything from 10:15 a.m. pop to Broadway and Motown to rock n’ Downtown Savannah roll, featuring a live band and eight singers. Theatre: 9 to 5 8 p.m. Collective Face Theatre Ensemble with The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. Savannah State Performers By The Sea $37 unite for this beloved musical comedy. Sorry Not Sorry This is the first Collective Face show at Join improv team Sorry Not Sorry as they the new venue. journey down the unknown and mysteri8 p.m. March 17-18, 3 p.m. March 19 ous path of a night of improvised comedy Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium, SSU campus inspired by legendary musician and pop $25 general, $20 discount icon, Prince. The audience will be invited Film: Fences to suggest their favorite Prince songs, The story of Troy Maxson, a 1950s lyrics and eccentricities. These inspiraPittsburgh sanitation worker who once tions will be used to create one of a kind, dreamed of a baseball career, but was too comedic scenes. old when the major leagues began admit- 8 p.m. ting black players. Space Station at Starlandia, 2436 Bull St. 7 p.m. $8 Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. CONTINUES ON P. 6 $7 adults, $5 children

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Join Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and the rest of your friends from The Hundred Akre Wood on the adventure of a lifetime. Perfect for kids of all ages. 3 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E Victory $12-$15 912-238-9015 Collective Face Theatre Ensemble with Savannah State Performers By The Sea unite for this beloved musical comedy. This is the first Collective Face show at the new venue. 8 p.m. March 17-18, 3 p.m. March 19 Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium, SSU campus $25 general, $20 discount

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Collective Face Theatre Ensemble with Savannah State Performers By The Sea unite for this beloved musical comedy. This is the first Collective Face show at the new venue. 3 p.m. March 19 Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium, SSU campus $25 general, $20 discount

Odd Lot Improv

An improv comedy show in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” 8 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. $10

The TEN Tenors

The TEN Tenors are Australia’s premier classical-crossover group, and the tour His incredible journey spans five-and-amarks their 20th anniversary. half decades. A musician’s musician, 7 p.m. Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed in- Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe struments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), Ave. 912-651-6556 and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. TUESDAY 3.21 4 & 8 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 East Hwy. 80. Savannah Live $55 Savannah Live is a high-energy 2 hour Film: La La Land variety show that features everything from This Best Picture frontrunner is the story pop to Broadway and Motown to rock n’ of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, roll, featuring a live band and eight singers. 8 p.m. a dedicated jazz musician, struggling The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. to make ends meet while pursuing their $37 dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. WEDNESDAY 3.22 3 & 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. The Price is Right $7 adults, $5 children The world famous daytime game show 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater.org. will give audience members a chance tybeeposttheater.org/events/ to ‘Come on Down’ to win. Prizes may Theatre: The House at Pooh Corner include appliances, vacations and possibly Join Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and a brand new car. the rest of your friends from The Hundred 7:30 p.m. Akre Wood on the adventure of a lifetime. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Perfect for kids of all ages. 3 p.m. Rewind! Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Rewind back to the first time that you Victory Dr. pushed play. 8 singer/dancers and a live $12-$15 band perform a fast moving production 912-238-9015 that features 2 hours of the music of your lifetime. Whether you heard it first on vinyl, 8-track, cassette or CD, the award-winning Savannah Theatre cast revisits over 40 years of Top 40. 8 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. $37

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Tourists in our own hometown? BY JIM MOREKIS

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THIS YEAR’S St. Patrick’s Day celebration comes at a time of both great promise and great uncertainty in Savannah. Downtown has never been more engaging and more lively with visitors. There has never been such a wide range of retail and eating and drinking establishments catering to such a wide range of tastes.

of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This year’s wristband price hike to $10, while understandable given the associated costs which need to be funded, won’t exactly help the situation. Each wristband purchase is potentially a meal or a drink not bought from a local business which employs local people and pays local taxes. Meanwhile, big corporate chains continue to invest here with an eye toward a local system that increasingly favors them over locally owned small businesses.

regardless of how overgrown the tourist sector has become. But the fact remains that for many locals, downtown is becoming a place they, also, just visit. Tourists in our own hometown. I was a bit amused to see the plans for the “new and improved” Savannah River Landing. For those of you new-ish in town, Savannah River Landing (SRL) is the great expanse of concrete and soil just to the east of the Marriott.

But this is the first year I can remember when I’ve heard some business owners say they are actually not looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day, that in some ways it’s now more trouble than it’s worth. As you can tell from the array of construction sites around town, the recession is long gone from Savannah. Our economy, or at least the sector of it involving tourism and corporate investment, is in robust good health. But this very success has many of us questioning the nature of that success, who is benefiting, how we got here, and what do we do next. While at least a quarter million people will visit downtown for this weekend’s festivities, filling our many hotels, oddly enough for a lot of locals the celebration might not be the dependable cash cow it once was. Since last year’s celebration, I’ve spoken with several local bar owners who said their revenue was down significantly in 2016. They cited, among other things, the proliferation of cheap beer tents near the waterfront area, which directly compete with brick and mortar establishments which pay taxes and fees all year. For years, the downtown food & bev community has said they make their entire profit for the year during the few days of the St. Patrick’s celebration. It’s that important. But this is the first year I can remember when I’ve heard some business owners say they are not looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day, that in some ways it’s now more trouble than it’s worth. While certainly there’s a bit of hyperbole in that — perhaps more than just a bit — within that sentiment is a grim harbinger for a city with so much invested, both financially and emotionally, in the success

It’s a problem. Downtown is now ringed with hotels, many of which have been allowed to rise significantly higher than traditional building designs we’re used to in the historic district. Like tree branches competing with each other for sunlight, this “race to the top” means the Savannah skyline, especially near the waterfront, is increasingly like living inside a walled city. Or, as some critics observe, a gated community for tourists. One of the wonderful things about our St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Savannah is how it celebrates our own unique culture and history, specifically the contribution of the Irish Diaspora to local life and folkways since the colony’s founding. It began as a completely organic celebration, mostly religious in nature. Its authenticity and genuine roots are prime reasons why it has become so popular for so many visitors for so long. For as long as I can remember, folks have complained that such-and-such will “kill the goose that lays the golden egg” in Savannah, i.e. our St. Patrick’s Day parade and festivities. None of those pessimistic predictions quite came true, and Savannah continues to be as attractive to visitors and investors as ever, and more so every year. Hopefully that will continue, and my own pessimistic warnings will also fail to be fully realized. It could very well be that downtown Savannah has attained the critical mass necessary to sustain economic health

Over a decade ago, the land was cleared for an ambitious planned mixed-use community which was set to be literally as big as the entire Historic District itself, sharing some design elements with Gen. Oglethorpe’s original town plan. And then the Great Recession happened. SRL went idle, only recently being purchased by a new developer with a new plan. The City of Savannah made a rare wise decision in not letting the Sand Gnats talk us into paying for a new stadium for the single-A ball club to go into the SRL space. However, the newest plan still calls for more of a focus on larger-scale development. In my mind, I read that as “more hotels.” In other words, the great sucking sound you hear — of actual residents leaving and/ or being priced out of downtown by tourism development, Airbnb rentals, etc. — will probably continue regardless. Meanwhile, since the recession, the vast momentum of residential growth in Chatham County is nowhere near downtown. Pooler has exploded, its businessfriendly environment attractive not only for residents looking for affordable, safe housing, but for small business owners sick and tired of the runaround and obstacles in the City of Savannah proper. St. Patrick’s Day will always live in Savannah. It will always be close to our hearts, and will always be a time of great celebration and good times. But it will also serve as a yearly reminder of how decisions have consequences, some intended and some not. CS


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Erin go BALD? BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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“OH my god, you look like a thumb,” cried my mother. “What did you do to your hair?” My dad’s reaction wasn’t as dramatic, but no less incredulous. “Did you lose a bet?” he asked, circling my shorn head. I explained in my best academia-speak that now that I had finally graduated from college, I was claiming my destiny independent of societal definitions of beauty and identity and that shaving my head with my roommate’s dog shears was a symbolic action of personal liberation. “Well, at least no one can deny the family resemblance,” snorted Dad, rubbing his own bald pate. 10 Let’s just say it wasn’t a great look, what

with the massive ancestral frontal lobe going for me. The growing-out process was also hideous, due to an abundance of cowlicks and the fact that Bumble & Bumble hair paste had not yet been invented. With the freedom of adulthood also came the tangled tresses of real life, and I have not been tempted to shave my head again since. That is, until I talked to Dr. Yael Elfassy-Conner. As the lead coordinator for the Savannah chapter of St. Baldrick’s, the non-profit that raises money for childhood cancer research via head-shaving events around the world, the local pediatrician offers a seriously solid reason to lose one’s locks. “Only four percent of the total funding for cancer research in the U.S. goes towards childhood cancers,” explains Dr. Yael, who serves patients at the Curtis V. Cooper Primary Care clinic and has seen her share of little ones with leukemia, lymphoma and brain tumors. “But the way we treat cancer in kids is

totally different than in adults—there are different protocols, different meds, and the more research that’s done, the more lives that are saved.” St. Baldrick’s became a St. Patrick’s season tradition in 2000, when three successful stockbroker buddies in New York City made a bet to see who could raise the most money, putting their Jameson bender and clippers to work for the greater good. They ended up raising $104,000 for the Children’s Oncology Group, which has over 200 locations, including Memorial University Medical Center. Since watching people get their heads shaved is marvelously entertaining, dozens more benificent buzzfests sprouted up in the first year. In March 2016, more than 1200 St. Baldrick’s events pruned over 46,000 noggins and netted $38 million—70 percent of which went to increase clinical trials and bring the combined 5-year survival rate of childhood cancer to 80 percent. Not since Delilah fleeced Samson has a pile of hair

St. Baldrick’s raises funds for childhood cancer research by taking it down to the scalp. PHOTOS COURTESY OF ST. BALDRICK’S SAVANNAH

been so powerful! Dr. Yael oversees the annual mass shearing event in City Market, taking place this year on March 25. She also does bald beautifully herself. “I’ve shaved my head every spring for the last seven years for this cause,” says the good doctor, the mass of curls currently springing adorably near her ears to be offered up for sacrifice once again. “Plus, I don’t have to do anything else with my hair for the rest of the year.” It’s an alluring idea not to have to purchase shampoo for a few months, but it takes a brave heart to go bald on the regular. More than a local hundred men, women and children dared to give up their hair last St. Pat’s season, and a good number were repeat shavees. Muralist Morgan Webb can’t remember if it’s five or six times that she’s bowed her head to the blades, but she plans to do it again next week.

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“You get up there, and people are smiling, it’s so joyful. It’s a little shock when you look in the mirror, but I never have any regrets,” says the Effingham County art teacher, who has amassed a collection of big earrings to complement her look. “It can also be incredibly emotional.” Like many of the saintly shorn, Morgan participates in St. Baldrick’s in honor of and in solidarity with children whose names she knows well. One of her students, Ella Boswell, was the honored child for the event last year and passed away shortly afterwards from a rare form of brain cancer. Since then, four more of her students have been diagnosed with other types of cancer. “It’s impossible to not to want to do it once you start meeting these kids,” sighs Morgan, whose murals adorn the pediatric oncology unit at Memorial. “My days of long hair are probably gone.” While the gravity of its purpose is never far from people’s minds, she promises that the tone of St. Baldrick’s is overwhelmingly celebratory—of the tens of thousands dollars raised that stay local, of the strides towards a cure, of life itself. Crowds gather to watch the hirsute spectacle, and WTOC’s Mike Cihla keeps up the banter, enticing passersby to make a donation and maybe even offer up their own manes. (Dr. Yael says at least a dozen take him up on it.) But you don’t have to personally embrace baldness to take part. Hairdresser Nancy Moore has brought her skills to St. Baldrick’s ever since her son, Dylan, was diagnosed with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2010. “Dylan didn’t have hair for 18 months,” recalls the mother of three who coordinates the event’s volunteer barbers.

Dr. Yael Elfassy-Connor (top, center) heads up the annual mass shearing in City Market, where Nancy Moore and her son, Dylan, (above, left) volunteer their shaving and sweeping skills for passersby as well as repeat shavees like art teacher Morgan Webb (above, right).

“Helping people participate in this feels symbolic and powerful.” Thanks to advances in pediatric oncology treatments made possible by organizations like St. Baldrick’s, 15 year-old Dylan is strong and healthy, pushing around a broom to sweep up the fallen strands. The biggest worry he gives his mama these days is learning to drive, but Nancy holds her arms wide open for parents going through the fear and heartbreak of a sick child. “I know how they feel,” she says, her voice quiet. “We’ve seen a lot of kids come and go.” There’s plenty of time to join one of the fundraising teams, and if the mirror is

telling you you need a haircut, consider donating the fee and maybe even more: Qualifying ponytails will be sent off to Wigs for Kids. I’ll definitely stop by City Market next Saturday, though I’m not sure I’m ready to see my lopsided skull ever again. But whether I toss in a few bucks in the bucket or go full Baldrick, either way it’s a bet I can’t lose. CS

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Biking into downtown? Get prepped! BY JOHN BENNETT

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AS St. Patrick’s Day approaches, some Savannah folks are talking about catching something much less elusive than a Leprechaun. They’re figuring out how to catch a CAT. Instead of poring over treasure maps, they are studying bus schedules and routes. A portion of the heightened interest in public transit is surely related to people anticipating their diminished capacity to safely operate a car at the end of the day, and wisely concluding someone else should be behind the wheel. But even the abstemious know driving a car in the Landmark Historic District on St. Patrick’s Day is a fool’s errand. The staff of Chatham Area Transit see this coming from miles away, of course, and offer St. Patrick’s Day travel information for the newly bus curious on their website: www.catchacat.org/ maps-and-schedules/st-patricks-day/. Shuttles into the Historic District will run from Whitemarsh Island, Savannah Mall, and Westside Shopping Center in Garden City, offering round trips for $5. There’s no surge pricing at CAT. In fact, the opposite. Local routes will be

free thanks to CAT’s partnership with the City of Savannah. Take that, Uber! In addition to vibrant discussions of the merits of the 14 Abercorn on my neighborhood’s Facebook page, someone helpfully suggested bikes as the best way to go (it wasn’t me, I promise). Another asked, “Why not just walk?” I’m encouraged by the annual spike in enthusiasm for transportation options, but I have to admit I also find it amusing. For all the complaining we do about downtown parking scarcity and traffic congestion, it takes an event of St. Patrick’s-level magnitude to coax us out of our single occupant motor vehicles. If parking and traffic was as awful as some folks say, many of us would be taking CAT every day.I don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth, however, and I welcome having company in the Lincoln Street bike lane on Friday morning. And, no, I don’t mean cars parked in it. It pleases me to see people of all ages and abilities, on bikes of all ages and abilities, making their way downtown on St. Patrick’s Day. On Friday morning the sound of unlubricated bicycle drivetrains will fill my heart with joy. (The best description of this sonic phenomenon comes from author and blogger Eben Weiss: Their chains sound like pillowcases full of mice.) If you are planning to pedal to the parade on Friday, definitely a smart choice,

I offer some suggestions for making your trip a more satisfactory experience. Make sure your bicycle is still a bicycle. If you have not ridden your bike in a long time, be aware that extended periods of disuse can cause mutations. Since you last used it, your bicycle may have devolved into a bicycle-shaped object. Sure, it still looks like a bike, but has ceased to function as such. As soon as you can — don’t wait until Friday morning to do this — drag the bike out of its carport catacomb. Dust it off and evict any spiders that may have taken up residence. Let’s start with the tires. They are flat, aren’t they? Pump them up. Holding air? Great! But make sure that’s still the case tomorrow. “Air” is the first step in the “ABC Quick Check,” an essential preflight ritual, especially for bikes that have been slumbering for months or more in garages, sheds, and storage rooms. Here’s a helpful video to walk you through a basic bike check: bikeleague.org/ content/basic-bike-check. Afraid you’re in over your head? Bring your bike to Savannah Bicycle Campaign headquarters (1301 Lincoln St.) on Wednesday, March 15 from 7-9:30 p.m. for a free ABC Quick Check. Stow before you go. Make sure you have everything you need for a day downtown.

Will it be sunny? Hat and sunscreen! Cloudy and/or rainy? Hat and raingear! What else? • A comfortable and secure bag or other vessel in which to safely transport these items and everything else you need. • A helmet in which to safely transport your brain. • Lights for the ride back home. • A lock to make sure you still have a bike to ride back home. I want everyone to travel without incident into the National Landmark Historic District, have a wonderful time, then enjoy a similarly uneventful bike ride home. But I also have an ulterior motive. I want the good feelings people derive from the annual Great St. Patrick’s Day Bicycle Migration to be the gateway drug that convinces them to try bicycle commuting. I want to see the throngs of smiling people riding bikes on St. Patrick’s Day, every day. A trouble-free ride on Friday, I hope, can convince downtown workers to try it again on Monday. CS Savannah Bicycle Campaign will offer free bicycle safety inspections, tire inflation, chain lubrication, and minor adjustments on Wednesday, March 15 from 7-9:30 p.m. at 1301 Lincoln St. (Corner of Lincoln and Henry streets). Bring your bike down to make sure it’s ready to roll on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Parker’s renovations:

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Tony Thomas:

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Personally, I couldn’t possibly care less. The only thing that I buy from that place is beer, anyway. However, the general consensus is that it’s kind of a shit show design. When you first walk in, there’s that awkward pastry-thing wall, or whatever it’s called. You’re forced to go left or right. To the left is that fountain drink/ slushie station, followed by that salad bar, and then that heartburning breakfast bar. To the right is the lame-ass wine selection. That area is also where you’ll find the new checkout area, enclosing the blatantly disgruntled cashiers. My favorite thing about Parker’s is sitting on one of their outside benches, while drinking beer and LAUGHING MY ASS OFF at the late night pandemonium of people trying to figure out how to get in and out with their vehicles. Factor in the pedestrians from McDonough’s, the hotel construction next door, and it’s complete bedlam— trust me. Speaking of hotel construction…


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New hotel construction:

Easy to find, because they are EVERY-F#$%IN G-WHERE! But that’s an entire topic of discussion in itself, which I’ll reser ve for another day.

Ben Carter:

guy???? Whatever happened to this Savannah histor y. racter I can recall in recent cha e isiv div st mo By far, the le’s Broughton uck y 50/50 on this moose-kn I mean, this town was literall Street buyout— still is. py shit show now, ughton looks like a big, slop Any way, he bailed. I think Bro but that’s probably just me.

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in Savannah is among the sloppiest Where do I even begin? St. Patrick’s Day also a world class blast. of shit shows in the entire world, but it is , but the general population is So, yes. I love St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah Beware, not only of the said day. that WAA AAY more stupid than usual on kulous (pretty sure I invented that jackassed people, but also of the city’s ricoc descriptor) wristband rule. k alcohol inside the wristband You have to purchase a wristband to drin rs of the zone. zone, so make sure you know the paramete recommend following my lead, dn’t Me? I don’t wear wristbands, but I woul I want anyway. hell the ever what do because I pretty much just

THE ORIGINAL PINKIE MASTER’S:

Yes. You heard it here firs t. My pals at The Origina l have legally obtained rights, and by St. Paddy’s the Day the bar will officially be re-named “The Origi Pinkie Master’s.” New nal PBR sign outside and all . Early Friday morning (St . Patrick’s morning ), Jim my Carter’s grandson, Jason, will be here (I say “here” because I’m actua lly here writing this rig now) to personally place ht President Carter’s plaqu e back into the bar where was for decades. Much it of the old memorabilia is headed back here as we Pure awesomeness. I’ll ll. be there Friday morning at 8. You should, too.

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SURE, but Patty is a girl’s name. If you insist on abbreviating it, at least go with “St. Paddy’s Day.” Though “Paddy” is often a derogatory term for the Irish, not to mention pretty disrespectful to a saint.

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Cool story, broseph. So in Savannah you can just walk around with your drink and get lit? Southerners are crazy.

MAYBE, but we don’t consider to-go cups crazy. They are one of the most enlightened things about our fair city, an admirable legacy of the days when Americans were trusted to be capable, competent citizens responsible for their own decisions. Anyone over 21 can enjoy an alcoholic drink in public areas throughout most of downtown north of Jones Street. To-go cups must be paper, plastic or styrofoam, and 16 ounces or less. No other alcoholic containers are allowed, cans or bottles. You guessed it: There are special rules on to-go cups just for this Festival and for this Festival Area. More on that later.

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“Festival Area.” How does it work?

HERE’S the deal: For this three-day “Festival Period” from Thursday-Saturday, the rules change in the “Festival Area,” aka “The Control Zone.” To use to-go cups between East Broad on the east, the Savannah River on the north, MLK Jr. Boulevard on the west, and Broughton Lane to the south (from MLK to Drayton, where it moves north to Bay Lane), you must buy a wristband at $10 a day. The cost of the wristbands goes to pay bands and pay for cleanup and other things which make our fine Festival possible. Wristbands needed Thurs. 10 a.m.-midnight: Friday, March 17, post-parade until midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight. See map this issue for purchase locations.

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We’ll just get turnt inside my car. That’s my “Festival Area,” lol.

NO. That’s actually called the “DUI Area.”

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YASSS QUEEN! Scored a parking spot right on the parade route. We’ll just take this yellow bag thingie off the meter. No one will know, right?

NO one except the police and the tow truckdriver. You can’t park on the parade route. Owners of towed cars must get a release form from police HQ at Habersham and Oglethorpe. Good luck!


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OK, OK. How about on street parking?

WE have what’s called in the business a Crap Ton of portable toilets. Most are along the route itself or nearby adjacent squares. Bull Street, Abercorn Street, and Bay Street are your best bets. River Street will have nearly 100 from one end to the other, and City Market will have about 20. There’s actually a map at savannahga. gov/DocumentCenter/View/6960

FRIDAY, March 17, parking is prohibited on the parade route and in the marshaling areas. Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police will tow vehicles parked in the prohibited zones and parade route beginning 6am on Friday, March 17. Meters & Time Zones will NOT be enforced Friday-Sunday. However, ALL other violations will be cited.

No worries, I’ll just whip it out

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NO! Please refrain from relieving yourself al fresco—public urination is the single most “popular” reason to get arrested on St. Patrick’s Day here.

What about parking garages? We can tailgate and party our ass off in the garage right?

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NOPE, tailgating from vehicles & loitering in the garage is prohibited. Bryan Street Garage, Curtis Cooper Lot, Liberty Street Garage, the Robbie Robinson Garage, State Street Garage, Visitors Center Lot, and the Whitaker Street Garage underneath Ellis Square will be open to the public during the festival for $20 a day. Garage parking for the public on Thursday, March 16, will be limited to make sure monthly passholders can secure a space. Garage parking will be open to the public

at 6 a.m. Friday, March 17. Monthly passholders are guaranteed a space until 8 a.m. The Civic Center Parking Lot is closed for the duration for staging. Visitor Day Passes are NOT valid in City parking garages & lots during March 16 – March 19. Residents must pay to park in the garages whether they have a residential permit or not. Vehicles parking in the garages will not be allowed to exit until after the parade ends.

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parade. We had the brilliant and totally unique idea to put a green bandana on him. No one else will think of that on St. Patrick’s Day, I’m sure. NOT actually questions. But no, dogs aren’t allowed in the Festival Area. The only exceptions are service dogs and residents walking their own dogs.

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Hey, I gotta pee, any porta–potties in this town?

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THE City of Savannah is tweeting breaking festival updates at @savstpat Savannah Metro PD tweets at @scmpd For real-time road closing/opening info, go to scmpd.org/roadclosures/ Our Twitter and Insta handle is: @connectsavannah But just as you don’t drink and drive, don’t text and drive either! CS

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Getting there from here:

Parade day transportation in a nutshell

HERE is some practical advice on how to get downtown and out in one piece, with as little actual driving/parking as possible. Savannah Metro Police and the City are running a real-time map of road closures and openings during the festival, which will refresh regularly. It’s cool, it works, and it’s at scmpd.org/roadclosures

The Parade Itself

OUR St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts a little after 10 a.m. Friday. It lasts several hours, so pace yourself. The “official” viewing area for dignitaries and such is on Abercorn near Lafayette Square. Lafayette Square is itself one of the more popular places to watch the parade, and is one of the places where the bands perform their best in order to show their stuff for the TV cameras. Just don’t think about camping out in any of the squares the night before. You can’t set up your party station in parks and squares until 6 a.m. Friday. NO grills, amplified sound, kegs, advertisements, barriers, or personal bartenders. All your stuff has to be out of the square by 6 p.m. Friday. In an interesting twist, this marks the third year that the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade will go the “wrong” way around all six downtown squares it negotiates on its route. The stated reason is for crowd control and safety, to make things easier for any emergency vehicles and also so that festivalgoers won’t be as tempted to cross the parade route to make their way to the many City-installed Porta-Potties.

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CITY garage parking for the public on Thursday, March 16, will be limited to make sure monthly passholders can secure a space. Garage parking will be open to the public at 6 a.m. Friday, March 17. Monthly passholders are guaranteed a space until 8 a.m. The Civic Center Parking Lot is closed for the duration for staging. Visitor Day Passes are NOT valid in City parking garages & lots during March 16–March 19. Residents must pay to park in the garages whether they have a residential permit or not. Vehicles parking in the garages will not be allowed to exit until after the parade 18 ends.

How ‘bout Hutchinson?

THE Savannah International Trade & Convention Center across the river offers another option at $20 per day per vehicle. Trade Center parking lot hours are: Thursday, March 16, 4-11 p.m. Friday, March 17, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 4-11 p.m. For those parking on Hutchinson Island, Chatham Area Transit offers the farefree Savannah Belles Ferry service to bring you directly to River Street. There is also a complimentary shuttle to Indian & Fahm Streets at the west end of River Street. City Hall Landing will NOT be in service. ALL ferry service will go from Trade Center Landing to Waving Girl Landing (by the Marriott), every 20 minutes. Friday, March 17: Ferry hours 6:30 a.m. – 12:20 a.m. between Trade Center Landing and Waving Girl Landing ONLY. Free shuttle between the Trade Center and Indian & Fahm, 1 p.m.-3 a.m. This shuttle picks up hourly at Indian & Fahm starting at 1 a.m. Saturday, March 18: Regular ferry hours from 7 a.m.-12:20 a.m. between Trade Center Landing and Waving Girl Landing ONLY. Free shuttle between the Trade Center and Indian & Fahm, 8 a.m.-3 a.m.. This shuttle picks up hourly at the Trade Center starting at 8 a.m.

The main bike paths north into downtown are on Lincoln Street (northbound traffic only) and Habersham Street. Lincoln Street is a heavily trafficked route on Parade Day morning, so keep your head on a swivel. Note: The Lincoln Street bike path is unusual in that the lane is on the left side of this one-way, northbound road. The main bike path south out of downtown is on Price Street (southbound traffic only). This is a more standard bike path than Lincoln Street, but you should still keep aware that not all auto drivers realize it’s there, especially when they want to turn right and think it’s a turn lane. Washington Avenue is a well-designed east/west corridor to use to get to the aforementioned north/south routes. Our good friends at the Savannah Bicycle Campaign also offer this sage advice: “If you are planning to ride your bike on the big day, make sure to bring lights, in case you stay out later than you thought you would, and your lock to protect your bike from mischief. And, of course, wear a helmet and stay alert for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers.”

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SO YOU’RE thinking: Wouldn’t it be awesome not to have to drive into downtown to see the parade? Yes. Yes it would be Get On Your Bike so awesome. DON’T forget about the option to just That’s why Chatham Area Transit (CAT) ride your bikes into town! It’s so easy that a will provide a $5 round–trip park ‘n’ ride lot of people forget to think about it. St. Patrick’s Day shuttle March 17.

Purchase at shuttle locations using Debit/Credit Card or Cash. Locations: Westside – Pickup at Westside Shopping Center, Hwy 80 in Garden City. Drop off at the Transit Center. Eastside – Pickup at Island Towne Centre, Hwy 80 on Whitemarsh Island. Drop off at Oglethorpe & Houston. Southside – Pickup at Savannah Mall, Abercorn & Apache. Drop off at Transit Center. Times: 7-11 a.m. Going To Downtown Noon-4 p.m. Leaving From Downtown Purchase of a shuttle wristband entitles you to return on the shuttle, the late-night Savannah Mall shuttle, or any regular route on Friday. To Westside Shopping Center – 3B Augusta Ave stops about a block away To Island Towne Centre – 10 East Savannah To Savannah Mall – 14 Abercorn Local, or take numerous other routes to the Oglethorpe Mall and then transfer. To return on fixed route buses, catch a CAT from the Transit Center or from other regularly marked bus stops not affected by the parade reroutes. To return to Savannah Mall on the late-night shuttle, pick it up at the Transit Center ONLY, starting at 8 p.m. and hourly until 2 a.m. The last trip to Savannah Mall will leave the Transit Center at 2 a.m. This shuttle will travel nonstop to Savannah Mall. CS


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WRISTBANDS: What to Know DURING the St. Patrick’s Day Festival from Thu.-Sat., a designated “Entertainment Zone” will be established where wristbands for outside alcohol consumption will be sold for $10 per person per day. The purpose of the wristbands is to help defray the cost of entertainment and support services within this area. Here are the key bullet points to know: • You do NOT need to purchase a wristband simply to enter the Entertainment Zone; it is only needed for those over 21 to

consume alcohol on public property. • Wristbands will NOT be required to consume alcohol inside restaurants or bars. Connect encourages you to patronize the city’s many fine food and beverage establishments and help support the local economy. • Are you a smoker? You should stop! But if you haven’t quit yet, restaurant and bar customers who step outside the establishment to smoke will be allowed to have togo-cup in hand WITHOUT wristband. 

• The fine for violation of the wristband requirement is $100 (court costs included). There will be more than 20 fixed stations selling wristbands throughout the Entertainment Zone, as the map indicates, as well as a number of roving sellers. • The Entertainment Zone, i.e., the wristband zone, is bounded by East Broad Street on the east, the Savannah River on the north, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard on the west, and Broughton Lane to the south, from MLK to Drayton Street,

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Keeping a green eye on the coast

Georgia’s shores threatened by development, coal ash pollution and more “We go from room to room, educating anyone who will listen about the importance of protecting the coast.” WHILE the rest of us are donning our The most recent legislative session has emerald-colored duds this week, local yielded several bills requiring their dilienvironmentalists do their best to stay gence, including HB 271, which redefines green around here all year long. the boundaries of the 1979 Shore ProtecBut a myriad of challenges—including tion Act. The current boundary prohibits recent legislation concerning shoreline development along the network of beaches, erosion and polluted run-off from coal ash barrier islands and sand dunes collectively ponds—are keeping them busier than a known as the coast’s “sand-sharing sysbunch of leprechauns at a shoe factory. tem” that serves as a buffer from hurriIn order to raise awareness and expand canes and erosion. its vigil over Georgia’s coast and marshes, Co-sponsored by Rep. Jesse Petrea Brunswick-based advocacy group One (R-Savannah), a new line would be based Hundred Miles recently opened a sunny on a straight 25 feet from the most landnew satellite office in Savannah’s Starland ward of three common coastal features: district, and it couldn’t have come at a the back of a sand dune, a human-built stabetter time, according to Chief of Coastal bilizing structure like a seawall, or in the Advocacy Paulita Bennett-Martin. absence of the first two, the ordinary high “One Hundred Miles has been around water mark. Considering the increasing since 2013, and our membership has grown regularity of which high water marks are all over the state,” says Bennett-Martin, surpassed, critics of the bill argue that 25 who came on board last July after stints feet is not nearly enough space to accomat Emory University and the National modate new structures on one of the most Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rapidly deteriorating areas of the coast. (NOAA). They acknowledge that while the exist“Being in Savannah makes us more ing boundary is a convoluted jigsaw puzzle accessible to more people.” based on trees and old buildings, the proThe new spot gives physical space to posed law isn’t much of an improvement One Hundred Miles’ already-established when it comes to protecting property ownpresence in town, forged by alliances with ers from the ocean. other local environmental groups and its “Some communities have mandatory participation in the effort to ban plastic setbacks in their local ordinances, but bags on Tybee Island. The non-profit was many do not. For those communities that also highly vocal in the multi-state protest lack setbacks, the Shore Protection Act against seismic testing and offshore drillis the front line of defense from property ing along the Atlantic Coast that resulted damage resulting from erosion,” warns in the temporary halt of permits issued to Desrosiers, who continues to operate from oil companies in 2016. OHM’s home base in Brunswick. A significant bulk of One Hundred “If this bill passes as is, property ownMiles’ work takes place 250 miles inland ers along our most highly-eroding shoreat the state capitol, where Bennett-Martin lines will be at risk of building in this most and CEO Megan Desrosiers have been lob- dynamic, highly eroding area of our coast. bying representatives every week as of late. Additionally, the structures built 25 feet “It’s almost impossible to get things from the ordinary high water mark would done unless you’re on the ground,” compromise the coast’s sand sharing sysexplains Bennett-Martin of the weekly tem by preventing eroded dune systems from reestablishing.” drive to Atlanta.

HB 271 passed the House unanimously earlier this month and has been referred to the Senate. OHM and other activists will continue to lobby for its defeat, One Hundred Miles’ Paulita Bennett-Martin has brought the organizacalling for a larger tion’s efforts to Savannah. PHOTOS BY JON WAITS/@JWAITSPHOTO buffer based on sea for a private spaceport across the water has level rise data. activists ready for a fight. The One Hundred Miles team—in partJust over the South Carolina border, the nership with the Georgia Water Coalition—has also been actively advocating for proposed Jasper Ocean Terminal is also in OHM’s watchful crosshairs, as that projlegislation to protect ground and surface ect’s developers consider increasing ship water across the state from the poisonous traffic from the Port of Savannah and Elba spoils leftover from coal production, only to see those efforts peter out in the current Island expansions. But it’s not all political gloom and doom Georgia Assembly session. HB 387 and HB 388 would have required at One Hundred Miles. The sun’s rays are likely to shine bright when the organizaGeorgia Power and municipal landfills tion collaborates with Tybee Island conto notify residents when toxic water was released from standing pools used to store servationists once again for the Plastic Pollution art show and awareness event on coal ash and large intakes of solid waste April 8, and Bennett-Martin is heading up were brought in, and SB 161 would have held accountable out-of-state utilities stor- the plans for the local March for Science on ing their coal ash in Georgia for any future April 22. For those looking to extend their St. contamination. Patrick’s Day celebrations, several local None of the bills made it past the state restaurants are hosting OHM’s ever-popNatural Resources and Environment ular “Spartini” cocktail contest starting committee. this week through April 30, inspired by “Because HB 387 failed to pass, utilities can continue to dewater ash ponds and put the Georgia’s native marsh grass, spartina alterniflora. billions of gallons of contaminated water There’s also the new Savannah office, a into our lakes, streams, and rivers without bright and spacious gathering place to host amending permits or notifying the public strategy sessions and serve as an “environor water utilities,” laments Desrosiers. She and Bennett-Martin are pressing for mentalist clubhouse” for the growing number of local citizens concerned about the a better outcome for SB 191, which limits future of nearby beaches, uninhabited barthe ability for pipeline companies to use eminent domain and would outright forbid rier islands and pristine maritime forests. “We’re lucky that the Georgia coast the construction of a petroleum pipeline remains relatively undeveloped,” reminds within the Georgia coastal zone manageBennett-Martin, sitting in a sunny spot ment system. There’s more on the coastal vision board: among the greenery in the conference room. Development remains a contentious issue “Let’s get behind the effort to protect as Camden County considers a building variance for Cumberland Island, and plans what’s ours.” CS 21

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A Tara Feis to remember Pics from this past Saturday’s festival

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SUNNY weather greeted the 26th annual Tara Feis in downtown Savannah this past Saturday. The yearly festival celebrating authentic Celtic culture traditionally comes the weekend before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Over the years the family-friendly event has come into its own as an important date on Savannah’s festival calendar. Local Irish music stalwart Harry O’Donoghue (bottom, right) was on hand as always to provide excellent traditional tunes and storytelling as only he can.

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â€œâ€Ś I’d think the difference would be great enough that an average, uneducated drinker could pick out the ultraexpensive bottle from a $30 one in a blind test. What can science tell us about why an extremely high-quality and typically older alcohol would be so much more pleasant to drink, and thus much more valuable?â€? I was in the Costco liquor section when I happened upon a locked display case with three bottles inside (one whisky, one cognac, one I can’t remember), each priced upwards of $2,500. I imagine anyone who bought and drank one of these would be heavily influenced by “buyer’s biasâ€? regarding the actual taste of the product; still, I’d think the difference would be great enough that an average, uneducated drinker could pick out the ultra-expensive bottle from a $30 one in a blind test. What can science tell us about why an extremely high-quality and typically older alcohol would be so much more pleasant to drink, and thus much more valuable? —Morton Christopher SCIENCE can tell us plenty about booze, Mort. However, the relevant discipline shifts as we rise in the price scale. At the low end, where we’re talking about beverages commonly drunk from paper bags, chemistry can easily demonstrate what separates rotgut from the decent stuff. Above a certain point, however, we find more useful insight in psychology, if you take my meaning. The question is where that shift occurs. In bitter moments I tend to say it’s around ten bucks a bottle, although having had a tasty if somewhat pricey Chateauneuf-du-Pape the other night I can see where you might objectively demonstrate that $100 was money well spent. But $2,500? Sorry, this is prima

facie evidence of the madness of crowds. With the exception of pure ethanol, alcoholic beverages are complex mixtures of chemicals derived from the raw materials plus the containers they’re aged and stored in. Variations in taste generally arise from differences in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which readily vaporize at room temp when the container is opened and give the brew, vintage, or what have you its characteristic smell — not the common term, particularly among wine enthusiasts, but let’s call a spade a spade. The VOCs potentially found in alcoholic beverages make for a long list. Still, while we know in a general way which VOCs are associated with what taste, that’s a long way from saying we can detail with any confidence the chemical differences separating an award-winning beverage from an OK one. In many cases these differences are minute. For example, the subtle taste of “greenness� in a Sauvignon Blanc, an undesirable quality in other varieties of wine, arises from methoxypyrazine compounds, detectable by humans in the parts per trillion. It’s surely also true that taste is a result of the interplay between multiple VOCs, some of which chemists have yet to identify. The best means of judging quality, therefore, remains the human nose and palate. These make for an imperfect instrument. Nowhere is this more evident than in the world of wine tasting:

• In 2005 judges at the California State Fair Wine Competition were unknowingly served certain wines three different times on different days. Individual tasters’ scores for the same wine varied widely, in some cases from 87 points (nothing special) to 95 (primo). • In a blind tasting, 54 students in the wine program at the University of Bordeaux were tricked into perceiving a white wine as a red simply by adding food coloring to it. Does that mean alleged differences in alcoholic beverages are BS? Depends on what you consider differences. When nonprofessional tasters were trained to use a standardized whisky-tasting vocabulary and then given samples of 40 blended Scotch whiskies, their assessments generally corresponded with the four categories of whisky being tested (deluxe, standard, cheap, and West Highland). In a separate study, the four categories were themselves found to have distinctive chemical signatures. In other words, it was possible to sense broad variations in quality, and those variations had a chemical basis. CS

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Homicide Total

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16-year-old shot, killed on Crosby Street

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the 800 block of Crosby Street at approximately 5 p.m. on Monday, March 6. The victim is Kevin Jackson, 16. “According to investigators it appears Jackson was approached by a black male with dreadlocks and was shot,” police say. “The suspect may have left the scene in a black pickup truck. At this time detectives believe this was not a random shooting and the investigation is ongoing.”

Two shot in vehicle-to-vehicle melee

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is investigating “a shooting and a vehicle crash in West

Savannah at the intersection of W. Bay Street and Graham Avenue on Monday, March 6, 2017 around 8:00 p.m.,” a department spokesperson says. The victims, Shawn Jivens, 37, and Nikolas Lipsey, 33, were driving in a red vehicle. “Purportedly, the occupants of an unknown white or silver vehicle pulled in front of the victims and began shooting. Jivens and Lipsey attempted to flee the area but were involved in a traffic crash at Graham Avenue. The unknown vehicle stopped and fired several more shots,” police say. Jivens and Lipsey were both shot and are listed in stable condition at an area hospital. The occupants of the other vehicle in the traffic crash were treated and released on the scene, police say. At this time in the investigations, detectives say they do not believe this was a random shooting. 

Officers and neighbor save people from burning building

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s West Chatham Precinct responded to a fire in the 200 block of Shad Road at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Mar. 4. When Officers Andrew Jenkins and Joshua Chatting arrived, one home was

already engulfed in flames safety. and another was catching “If he didn’t assist us,” fire. Neighbor James Parker, Officer Chatting said, “We 44, had already pulled four may not have been able to children out of the second pull the women to safety.” home. “Officer Andrew Jenkins “I was trying to get the and Officer Joshua Chatting Jenkins and Chatting babies out of the house,” exemplified extreme bravery Parker said. “ I was handing in rescuing these citizens them off to one of the adults and helping to secure a chawho got out. As I was getting otic scene,” said the officers’ the last baby out, I glanced supervisor, Sergeant Charles over my shoulder and saw Pugh. “They fully underthose two officers. When I stood the imminent threat saw them I knew I had help to their safety, and chose to James Parker and it was going to be okay.” act eagerly and honorably Officers Jenkins and Chatregardless.” ting were on their way to No life-threatening injucheck on a homeless camp ries were reported. Several when they saw the home on residents were treated on fire. “Once I found out there scene, and three were transwere people still in side, my ported to the hospital for goal was to get them out and treatment. The house get them to safety. I was not Assistant Chief Julie Tolthinking about my safety.” bert thanked Parker for his The wheelchair ramp to the home was heroic actions and presented him with the on fire and impassable, so Parker helped Citizen Award of Commendation. CS lift Officer Chatting into the home. Officer ALL CASES FROM RECENT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT Chatting found two disabled women in INCIDENT REPORTS. GIVE ANONYMOUS CRIME TIPS TO the home, struggling to exit. Parker and CRIMESTOPPERS AT 912/234-2020 OR TEXT CRIMES Officers Jenkins and Chatting pulled the women from the home and moved them to (274637) USING KEYWORD CSTOP2020.

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sounds made over a four-month period by various species of dolphins (“whistles,” echolocation “clicks,” and “burst pulses”) and can, they believe, distinguish the sounds to match them to a particular dolphin species (among the five most prevalent)   with 84 percent accuracy. The team built a computer algorithm to also make estimating dolphin populations much easier.

The Continuing Crisis

• Compelling Explanations: (1) Oklahoma state Rep. Justin Humphrey, justifying his proposed bill to require a woman seeking an abortion to first identify the father, told a reporter in February that the father’s permission is crucial because, after all, the woman is basically a “host” who “invited that (fetus) in.” (2) After the North Dakota House of Representatives voted yet again in January to retain the state’s Sunday-closing “blue laws,” Rep. Bernie Satrom explained to a reporter: “Spending time with your wife, your husband, making him breakfast, bringing it to him in bed” is better than going shopping. • Small-Town Government: The ex-wife of Deputy Sheriff Corey King of Washington County, Georgia (largest town: Sandersville, pop. 5,900), filed a federal lawsuit in January against King after he arrested her for the “crime” of making a snarky comment about him on Facebook (about his failure to bring the couple’s children their medicine). King allegedly conspired with a friendly local magistrate on the arrest, and though the prosecutor refused the case, King warned the ex-wife that he would still re-arrest her if she made “the mistake of going to Facebook with your little (excrement) ... to fuss about.”

Leading Economic Indicators

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The Weirdo-American Community

Stephen Reed, the former mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on the eve of his January trial on corruption counts stemming from the approximately 10,000 items of “Wild West” and “Americana” artifacts worth around $8 million that he had bought with public funds during 28 years in office. For some reason, he

had a single-minded obsession with creating a local all-things-cowboy museum, and had purchased such items as a stagecoach, stagecoach harnesses, a “Billy the Kid” wanted poster, a wagon wheel and a totem pole. Somehow, he explained, as he was leaving office after being voted out in 2009, the items he had purchased (theoretically, “on behalf of” of Harrisburg) had migrated into his personal belongings.

A News of the Weird Classic (May 2013)

Caribou Baby, a Brooklyn, New York, “eco-friendly maternity, baby and lifestyle store,” recently (2013) hosted gatherings at which parents exchanged tips on “elimination communication”   the weaning of infants without benefit of diapers. Parents watch for cues, such as a certain “cry or grimace” that supposedly signals the need to hoist the tot onto a potty. The little darlings’ public appearances sometimes call for diapers, but can also be dealt with behind a tree, they say. Said one shocked parent, “I have absolutely been at parties and witnessed people putting their baby over the sink.” (Update: The maternity store is now called Wild Was Mama, and “elimination communication” meetings are not mentioned.)

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David Bromberg’s American Blues

Americana godfather returns to Randy’s Pickin’ Parlor

The “musician’s musician” is right at home at worldfamous luthier Randy Wood’s place.

HE FORMED a career performing with the likes of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, Willie Nelson, Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, John Prine, and Gordon Lightfoot. He was even a guest at The Band’s legendary concert The Last Waltz. Then, in 1980, he bid farewell to music. With his ability to play lead and rhythm guitar simultaneously and stun audiences with his abilities on a variety of instruments, David Bromberg helped define Americana in the ’60’s-‘60s heyday of folk and roots rock. But after so many years on the touring circuit, he hit a wall. After studying violin making in Chicago, he opened a shop, David Bromberg Fine Violins, in his new home of Wilmington, Delaware, settling into a new life away from the stage, studying and repairing beautiful stringed instruments from around the world. But playing those strings is in Bromberg’s blood. In 2007, he returned with a new solo LP, Try Me One More Time, his first studio recording in almost 18 years. The album—just Bromberg, his guitar, and vocals—earned the living legend a 2008

Grammy Award nomination for Best Traditional Folk Album. The songwriter followed up with 2011’s Use Me, a collection of songs written and produced by Bromberg’s A-list circle of musical friends. He even invited those pals to perform on the record, resulting in a talent-packed LP with the likes of Dr. John, Vince Gill, The Band’s Levon Helm, Jon Hiatt, Tim O’Brien, Linda Ronstadt, and Widespread Panic supporting Bromberg. His latest release is devoted to the multiinstrumentalist’s first love: the blues. Bromberg returns to Randy’s Pickin’ Parlor to perform those songs and more with his Quintet. We chatted with the folk hero about calling it quits, learning to sing, and the power of the blues.

How did you make your song selections?

They were tunes I’ve liked for a long time, so I made a list of them and went over them with Larry Campbell who produced the recording, and it was kind of interesting, because one of the songs in there, ‘How Come My Dog Don’t Bark When You Come ‘Round?’—there is a different song with the same title that was written in 1955 by Prince Patridge and has been recorded by everybody and everybody’s brother. But the latest was by Dr. John. It was a great recording, but a different song. So when Larry saw it on my list he thought it was the same song. I explained it and he said, ‘We gotta do it.’ But the verse was all I could remember. I figured we’d find the rest of the lyrics online, but they’re not online! Not only The Blues The Whole Blues and Nothdid I not record it way back when I learned ing But the Blues almost works like a primer for American blues music. Was from a lead sheet when preparing for an album that went a different and I didn’t that your intention when you started record it—no one else did. the project? There’s a guy who has a recording of pretty much every live show I ever did, and Most of my recordings have had a variety of genres on them, so if I was going to do an I asked him, and he had it—‘Oh yeah! The album of all-blues, since blues creeps into a show in Minneapolis!’ variety of genres, I decided to try and cover the territory.

Wow, that’s fortunate! And I still don’t know who wrote it! How wild! So were a lot of these songs you had played in the past like that, or songs you’d been wanting to cover? Some of them were things I’d been playing before, some are things I wanted to play for quite a while. There’s a couple others that have an interesting background. I’d been doing an old country song, ‘900 Miles,’ and we’d been doing it as a country or old time song and I wanted to do a Howlin’ Wolf tune, but all my favorites had been done to death. So we decided to change ‘900 Miles’ and make it into a Howlin’ Wolf-style, and it worked well. The first two on the album might be my favorite, the old Robert Johnson tune ‘Walkin’ Blues.’ I wanted to do something different using that lick that kind of dominates the song, and Larry had just produced Levon [Helm] not too long ago doing the song I wanted to do. I couldn’t do that with Larry, and I wanted to work with Larry, so why not use the tune the lick originally came from?

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I understand you took vocal lessons a while ago. You demonstrate a real range and variety on this album. My singing has gradually gotten better and better. From where I started from, that was the only way it could go! It’s at a point where I’ve begun singing viscerally.

You quit music to learn how to make violins. There’s something almost poetic about that—it must be a very different way to look at and interact with an instrument.

It sounds like it’s a true collaboration with y’all.

I got burned out. There was a point where I was on the road for two years straight without being home for as long as two weeks. I was too dumb to realize it was burnout, or I would have taken off a few months, you know? I just realized that when I was on the road, I wasn’t writing, practicing, or jamming, I wasn’t doing anything a musician does. So I thought I had to find another way to live my life. I didn’t want to be a guy who drags himself onstage like a bitter imitation of something he used to love. I got into something else I love to do. Like music, there’s no bottom to violin identification, which is part of the violin world I was aiming for and why I went to school to learn how to build them. It’s wonderful because I get to handle beautiful things all day.

I’m proud to collaborate with him. He’s a phenomenal producer.

You’ve truly done it all. When do you feel the most fulfilled as a musician?

As you said, the blues filters into so many different styles of music. What makes a song a true blues song?

There’s a thing when you’re playing at your best where the music seems to come from somewhere else and float through you. That’s the best feeling in the world, and it comes in different times and ways. CS

Perfect for the subject matter. These are classics and standards on the record, and they sound so fresh. When you hit the studio, how do you make these your own? It happens in all different ways. I may have a clear picture of exactly what I want to do, and inevitably Larry will come up with an idea to change it. Say I want to do this tune—Larry will suggest a way to position it, and usually it’s perfect. Sometimes I say no and we switch it around, but Larry is pretty extraordinary.

There are a lot of things that can. There are certainly chord structures that are typically blues, but for me, the thing that defines the best blues is always irony. If there’s no irony in it, I don’t see any reason to do it.

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Cowpunk meets performance art on Pussy Launcher’s first EP

Amy Wormhole, KleoKatt, and Al Random. PHOTO COURTESY OF PUSSY LAUNCHER

BY ANNA CHANDLER

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WASHING ketchup and mustard out of your clothes for a week after a show where every band member vomited Vienna sausages onstage might not be ideal for many musicians. But for Nicole Edge (KleoKatt), Alex Mitchell (Al Random), and Amy Stafford (Amy Wormhole) of Savannah trio Pussy Launcher, picking canned meat out of one’s hair, tending to burned clothes, and cleaning up blood are just the proud marks of a great show. “Burns Alley in Charleston told us, ‘Anything goes, but don’t light the curtains on fire, because someone lit the curtains on fire last week,’” says drummer and band founder Edge, recounting their last smashing success of a gig. Pussy Launcher’s Holy City debut was anything but holy—at least in the JudeoChristian sense. Edge, who finished the show wearing only pasties and underpants, slathered in ketchup, mustard, and pickle relish, explains the band’s mess was a sacrifice to the hot dog gods.

“I was summoning them, got naked, covered myself in mustard, relish, and Vienna sausages, and proceeded to have communion with a three-dollar bottle of wine,” she states matter-of-factly. “People were coming up and taking [the sausages], then I started feeding Alex Vienna sausages.” “One,” Mitchell clarifies. “One sausage. That I stomached. Amy threw it up onstage.” By the end of the gig, the tarpless stage was absolutely trashed. “And they paid us and asked us back!” Mitchell beams. Pussy Launcher’s antics and fascination with gas station foods are a natural complement to their sound, a raw kind of cowpunk that encourages participatory sing-alongs and standing on dudes as if they’re bearskin rugs. The show and the songs are confrontational, horribly irreverent, and now, the band finally has recordings for their foul-mouthed legacy. “We’ve been called everything,” says Edge. “We were called ‘Savannah’s Worst Band’ for a while. Now we’re playing places and people are like, ‘I’m surprised you actually sound good. You’re actual musicians.’”

“I think it’s ‘cause we’re very gimmicky and fun,” Stafford says. “Now they’re saying it’s fun, gimmicky, and good music.” In their own words, Pussy Launcher plays “Southern degenerate rock” featuring country rhythms and a lot of two-beats. Mitchell, who often performs on upright bass, would bring her giant axe to PL gigs to keep the Southern vibe, but it would limit her mobility and access to Vienna sausages. “Nicole dictates that I have to play the electric,” she says wryly. Pussy Launcher began as a collaboration between Edge and her ex-boyfriend Ty Watkins. The duo eventually invited Mitchell to join on bass, and when Watkins and Edge’s relationship ended, Crystina Parker took his place as guitarist. Parker recently departed the band, and Stafford joined on guitar. “I was really nervous at first, because I hadn’t played in a band in a long time,” Stafford shares. “But everybody’s so nice, and I really warmed up to it now, I think.” “And,” she adds, “It’s cool that Nicole manages everything, because I already do too much! I’m so happy to have someone else be the leader.”

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Pussy Launcher boasts a storied history for its three-year existence, and the debut EP is a kind of tribute to that. The majority of the songs on the CD are early PL tunes composed by Edge and Watkins, and Edge, Mitchell, and Parker played on the recording. The latest iteration of the band—Edge, Mitchell, and Stafford—will play the album at the release show. “It turned out a lot cleaner than we would be live,” Edge says of the recordings, tracked and mastered by Wormhole soundman Jeff Neugebauer. “There’s a lot more clarity to it. You can hear the dirty lyrics!” The trio wants to offer a Saint Patrick’s Day alternative to downtown-avoiding locals—but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a messy, debauched time. A Pussy Launcher show is an experience, and their album release party is no different. The band encourages their fans to wear ponchos, or clothes they don’t care about, or drag clothes they don’t care about. “Pretend you’re going to a Gallagher show,” Edge says. Attendees can show off their artistic skills in a phallus drawing competition inspired by a fresh PL track. There’s a drag contest, naughty piñatas, and Valore, Too Much, American Lesion, and Mammoth Cannon opening the show. Every dude performing onstage will be dressed in drag. “We wanted to have all-girl bands,” says Mitchell. “But we couldn’t get them and had all these guys who wanted to play. So, we said, ‘Under one stipulation—you gotta dress in drag.’ It’s not necessarily an antiSt. Patrick’s Day party, because we’re running all the snakes out of Savannah!” Guests can also sip special Pussy Launcher cocktails, served in martini glasses with three variations available. “Mine, the KleoKatt, is well vodka, ‘cause I’m cheap,” says Edge with a wicked grin. “The garnish is going to be a cherry and lime garnish. If you get The Al Random, you go for the random—you have gin. If you have the Amy Wormhole, you’re going to have to have classier vodka, so that one has Stoli. Amy’s the fancy lady!” The band will have fresh shirts, printed by 13 Bricks, and CDs available for purchase at the show. “If you like to be entertained and offended at the same time, come on out,” Edge invites. “If you’re easily offended, don’t even walk through the door. That’s my best advice!” CS

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Corey Smith.

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BY ANNA CHANDLER

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MAR 15-21, 2017

AFTER SOME wild back-and-forth with City Council, The Stage on Bay, Savannah’s newest music venue, has been granted its alcoholic beverage license and will open its doors to the public this weekend. Located just over the Bay Street viaduct, the mid-sized venue has a wealth of entertainment in store for Savannah and its visitors. “We’re getting shot out of the cannon, opening on Saint Patrick’s Day,” chuckles CEO Charlie Schmitt. Right now, Schmitt and his team are putting the finishing touches on the allages venue. The Stage’s location on the west side of Savannah poses a unique convenience for folks from all over Chatham County—it’s a quick drive from downtown and is easily accessible coming off of I-16. And hey, if you’re coming from that direction, you won’t even have to interact with downtown’s wild St. Patrick’s Day antics. Opening weekend showcases a rising country star and one of Georgia’s favorite sons. Singer-songwriter Tyler Farr took off with his hit single “Redneck Crazy” in 2013, hitting number two on Billboard’s country charts and, thus, going platinum. His album of the same name debuted at number five on the Billboard Top 100, producing a second single, “Whiskey in My 30 Water.”

Young Farr, raised on a 150-acre cattle farm in Garden City, Missouri, fell in love with country music due to his father’s role as lead guitarist in the legendary George Jones’ touring band. When he was 16, the aspiring musician headed to Nashville to immerse himself in the business, working as a bouncer at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. Eventually, he worked his way onstage, singing at the famed establishment four nights a week while still manning the door. Farr was discovered by “That Ain’t My Truck” singer Rhett Atkins and landed a publishing deal with ATV/Monument Publishing. The gig ushered him into a recording deal with Song Music Nashville’s BNA Records. Schmitt notes that Farr is the perfect performer the kickoff of a drinking holiday, thanks to the themes of his most tremendous hit. “Tyler Farr’s big song is ‘Guy Walks into a Bar.’ For Saint Patrick’s night, there’s not a more appropriate song!” he says. Next up, it’s Georgia’s own Corey Smith, playing The Stage on March 18. Smith’s about as Georgia as pecans and live oaks. Born in right outside of Athens in the town of Jefferson, the singer-songwriter attended Gainesville State College, University of West Georgia, and transferred to University of Georgia, where he began to truly delve into his craft and gain a loyal following. While going to school for Social Studies, Smith would break out his guitar at parties and play his original songs for friends and classmates.

When he graduated, he went on to teach at North Gwinnett High School, but when he turned 28, Smith decided it was time to devote himself fully to music. The DIY guy released his own self-produced albums through his own imprint, Undertone. 2011’s The Broken Record, released on the Average Joe’s Entertainment label, cracked the country charts at number 17. Smith released his latest album, While The Gettin’ Is Good, in 2015. With intimate lyrics, Southern flavor, and a breezy vibe, the Georgia boy’s a Savannah favorite, and Schmitt recommends snagging a ticket to the rapidly-selling show in advance before they’re all gone. Both Tyler Farr and Corey Smith’s concerts will be general admission shows. “Fans want to be up close so they can move around, dance, and have that party atmosphere,” Schmitt explains. Thanks to a modular setup, The Stage on Bay can adjust to suit the needs of both audience and artist, creating a more intimate environment or a spot for folks to stand and dance, with arena-style seats which can be reserved, as well. There’s also a VIP mezzanine featuring a service bar, waitress service, 20 high-top tables, padded leather barstools, couches, and private restrooms for an elegant listening experience. The venue has 210 secured parking spaces, but Schmitt encourages attendees to carpool or use a taxi service to keep it simple; the venue even has a dedicated cab/Lyft/Uber lane for easy drop-off and pickup.

After Tyler Farr and Corey Smith welcome The Stage to Savannah, there’s plenty to look forward to. Through March and April, favorites like country musician Rodney Atkins, pop-country duo LOCASH, ‘90s faves Sister Hazel, “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” hitmakers C+C Music Factory, and even Quiet Riot will hit the Hostess City. Molly Hatchet and David Allan Coe are on the books, too, and Schmitt’s keeping a close eye on the Southern tour circuit to scoop up artists heading to and from festivals like Welcome to Rockville, Daytona 500 Memorial Day Weekend, and The Music Farm in Charleston. He looks forward to bringing a variety of entertainment to Savannah. “We want to be very broad,” Schmitt explains. “We know the Southern Rock is strong, people really want older country. We’ll try alternative and metal as well. We want to get stronger in our R&B, too.” Schmitt, who’s new to Savannah, is grateful for the support locals have shown his business as they waited approval for a liquor license. “The people of Savannah have been absolutely wonderful,” he attests. “The support has been beyond belief.” CS

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Every year, Savannah Waterfront Association brings a variety of local and regional acts together to entertain downtown revelers. Put your party pants on and get downtown to check out the talent! Thursday, March 16 West End Stage (Jefferson and Congress Street) 3 p.m. – Hitman Blues Band: A Savannah treasure, Hitman and his band brings an electrifying, rollicking classic blues sound to the stage. 7 p.m. – Thomas Claxton Rousakis Plaza 3 p.m. – Laiken Williams 6 p.m. – Cranford Hollow: Our Hilton Head neighbors dish out psychedlic Lowcountry rock that’s found favor with fans all across the region. There are two chances to see them at Savannah Waterfront Assocation’s celebration this year; they’ll be over on the River Street West End Stage on Friday, too. 9 p.m. – Top Jimmy MAR 15-21, 2017

Morrell Park 5 p.m. – The Hypnotics 9 p.m. – Voltage Brothers: This tremendous show band performs Carolina beach music, R&B, swing, disco, funk, 34 hip-hop, Motown, and much more,

traveling the world to perform with the likes of Frank Sinatra, The Temptations, The Commodores, and even Earth, Wind & Fire. Their talents have taken them to nine Super Bowls, two presidential inaugurations, and the Olympic Games! Wild Wing Café City Market 3 p.m. – Liquid Ginger 6 p.m. – The New High: A four-piece from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, The New High plays fresh favorites like Shawn Mendes’s “Stitches,” Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill in Ibiza,” and DNCE’s “Cake By The Ocean” for the crowd to enjoy. 8 p.m. – DJ Unieq

Friday, March 17 West End Stage (Jefferson and Congress Street) 2 p.m. – Cranford Hollow 5 p.m. – Space A 7 p.m. – Eric Culberson Band: The hard-gigging Eric Culberson always offers an explosive blues set for his local fans and visitors alike.

9 p.m. – Bottles & Cans Rousakis Plaza 3 p.m. – In For A Penny: It wouldn’t be Saint Patrick’s Day in Savannah without our resident Celtic rockers In For A Penny! 5 p.m. – Lindsy Says 7 p.m. – Lyn Avenue: The talented young country band bring a fresh sound to the stage with their originals and breathe new life into country classics with their charisma and sharp musicianship. 9 p.m. – Liquid Ginger Morrell Park 5 p.m. – Cole Taylor: Southwest Georgian Cole Taylor has penned hits for the likes of Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chase Rice, and more. Taylor’s been writing since he was 14 years old, self-releasing two albums while attending Valdosta State University and scoring a publishing deal with Universal Publishing Group when he was just 22. His talents have landed him on stages alongside Luke Bryan, .38 Special, and Sammy Kershaw.

8 p.m. – Lance Stinson Wild Wing Café City Market 11 a.m. – Dave Landeo 12:30 p.m. – The Midnight City: Top entertainers The Midnight City perform an eclectic range of favorites for dancing, including the hits of Bob Marley, The Beatles, Elton John, Tom Petty, Michael Jackson, and fresh favorites like The Weeknd and Avicii.

Saturday, March 18 West End Stage (Jefferson and Congress Street) 11 a.m. – Andrew Gill & Jim Marshall Duo 1 p.m. – Lauren Lapointe: Savannah’s own Lauren Lapointe writes hooky, country-tinged songs that’ll have you tapping your toes. Her latest album, Superhero, debuted at Number 6 on the Cashbox/Magazine/Roots Music Report’s Georgia Airplay chart and has been played on over 100 stations in the United States. CS


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Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. CO/Savannah Cocktail Company VuDu Cocktail Acoustic Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. The Crab Shack Junkanoo Driftaway Cafe Chuck Courtenay Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ricky Standard, 7:30 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Luke Lander, 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts Gordon Lightfoot, 8 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Daniel Marshall Music Vault 20 Ride: Zac Brown Tribute Show, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Trivia, 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. White Rabbit Wobble Wednesdays w/ CLVLND Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Tubby’s Trivia, 7 p.m. World of Beer Trivia, 7 p.m.

KARAOKE

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 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

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Totally Awesome Bar Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy, 9 p.m.

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Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.

THURSDAY 3.16 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South The Norm w/ Opposite Box and Universal Sigh, 7 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Josh Johansson, 6:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m.

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Glammy Atlanta four-piece Starbenders return to The Jinx with Burns Like Fire and COEDS this Thursday. The band’s recently released a string of new singles, including the shiny, hooky “Down and Out.” Their tune “So High” is in heavy rotation on Spotify’s “Women of Rock” playlist. THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 9 P.M., $7, 21+

The Crab Shack Junkanoo Driftaway Cafe Junkyard Angel w/ Monkey Man El-Rocko Lounge Doc Otis Band, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Laiken Love Duo, 7:30 p.m. The Jinx Burns Like Fire, COEDS, Starbenders, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson, Carroll Brown, Harry O’Donoghue Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 7 p.m. Morrell Park The Hypnotics, 5 p.m., Voltage Brothers, 9 p.m. The Rail Pub In For A Penny, 7 p.m. Rousakis Plaza Laiken Williams, 3 p.m., Cranford Hollow, 6 p.m., Top Jimmy, 9 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Luke Lander Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Jimmy Frushon West End Stage Hitman Blues Band, 3 p.m., Thomas Claxton, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Liquid Ginger, The New High, DJ Unieq, Ellen Drive, 3 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Acoustic Thursday, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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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.

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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 & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Karaoke 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.

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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.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One 1, 2, 3, Tease! Improv Burlesque Game Show, 9 p.m., Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Vinyl Appreciation, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m.

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FRIDAY 3.17 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South CBDB, The Norm, Little Stranger, Porch 40, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Keith & Ross, 7 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, Ben Keiser Band, Brett Barnard and the Hitman Band, 1 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Casimir’s Lounge Tradewinds, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Versatile, Turtle Folk, DJ Werd Life The Crab Shack Junkanoo Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. Driftaway Cafe Charlie Fog Band El-Rocko Lounge Doc Otis Band, 8 p.m. Fiore Italian Bar and Grill Anne Allman, 6:30 p.m. Flashback Moss City Groove, 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Waits & Co., 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Hextones, 9 p.m. The Jinx The Ex-Husbands, Pee-Wee Moore, Bottles & Cans, Damon and the Shitkickers, Pee Wee Moore, The Train Wrecks, noon Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson, Carroll Brown, Harry O’Donoghue, Seldom Sober Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Jock the Box, -19, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Jupiter Highway, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub

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Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show

LIVE MUSIC

Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club The Train Wrecks, Basik Lee Doc’s Bar Crazy Chester, 9:30 p.m. Driftaway Cafe Chuck Courtenay Band El-Rocko Lounge DJ Precisa Flashback Rock-A-Licious, 9 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Hextones, 9 p.m. The Jinx Clouds and Satellites, Pee Wee Moore, Damon and the Shitkickers, The Ex-Husbands, In For a Penny, Bottles & Cans, Jeff Two Names and the Born Agains, 12:30 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson, Carroll Brown, Harry O’Donoghue Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Jock the Box, 10 p.m. Morrell Park Tyler Boone, 1 p.m., Coty James, 3:30 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rachael’s 1190 ABC Party, 9:30 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rousakis Plaza Keith & Ross, 11 a.m., Owen & Pace, 1 p.m., The Train Wrecks, 3 p.m., Sound A, 7 p.m., Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Silversel & Special Guest The Stage on Bay Corey Smith, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright West End Stage Andrew Gill and Jim Marshall Duo, 11 a.m., Lauren Lapointe, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe DJ Unieq, Lyn Avenue, U-Phonik, Liquid Ginger, 12:30 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Wood & Steel, 9:30 p.m. World of Beer In For A Penny, 3 p.m. The Wyld Dock Bar Marshall Brothers, 5 p.m.

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17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Cosmo Duo, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Jock the Box, 10 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Randy Wood Guitars David Bromberg Quintet, 4 & 8 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Tim Ochoa, 1 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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KARAOKE

Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ, 10:30 p.m.

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MONDAY 3.20 LIVE MUSIC

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic with Craig Tanner and Mr. Williams, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Monday Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Wave Slaves Johnny Mercer Theatre The TEN Tenors, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson Skinny Gallery Monday Night Upliftment Open Mic, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon

The Warehouse Luke Lander, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Britannia British Pub Bingo, 8 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo

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Photography show at Gallery Espresso pushes back against cigar-and-cars stereotype BY RACHAEL FLORA

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THERE’S something tantalizing about looking in on an unknown world. What will we find? What do we expect to find? It’s no secret that Cuba has always had a complicated relationship with the United States, but it’s that complication that attracted Kim Huffman to the country. “I’ve always had a fascination with Cuba since it seemed so close yet so far away from what we as Americans think of as a country,” he muses. Huffman’s solo photography show, “Me imagino Cuba,” opened at Gallery Espresso last week and will continue to hang through April 3. The work comes from a two-week trip to Cuba Huffman took last year. Before President Obama repealed the “wet foot, dry foot” policy in January, Cuba was largely closed off to Americans. Diplomatic relations were restored between the nations nearly two years ago, but Obama’s

repeal saw an uptick in American tourism to Cuba. The country is often depicted as looking frozen in the 1960s, a stereotype famously jumped upon by the Kardashian family on their trip to Cuba last year when they toured the city in a fleet of vintage, brightly-colored Cadillacs. The antiquated vibe is all thanks to the embargo the United States placed on Cuba in 1958. “Really nothing has happened in the country since the revolution in the early ‘60s, in terms of infrastructure,” Huffman explains. “It’s frozen in time. And of course, the embargo we imposed on them kept cars from coming in.” However, Huffman chose not to focus on the cigars-and-cars aesthetic many photographers use when visiting the country. Instead, he photographed real people in their everyday habitat. “They’re very open to being photographed if you’re respectful and show them what you’re doing and that they’re interesting to you,” he explains. One of the photographs, “Malecón Man,” shows a man lying on a ledge at the Malecón esplanade in Havana. Another,

“School Friends,” shows a big group of school kids in uniform sitting outside waiting on their bus. Shots like these play a big part in humanizing the Cuban people and culture, since a country under communist regime is puzzling to people who haven’t seen it before. Huffman’s personal favorites of the collection, though, are of the boxers and ballerinas. “The shots of the boxers that I took were very interesting for the mere fact that these guys are out there really working hard, determined to endeavor in their athletic ability the best they can,” Huffman says, “as well as the ballerinas who are absolutely stunningly gorgeous and beautiful in their art and sophistication. You realize how much skill it takes and how much dedication to that particular craft it takes. It’s a very studied thing they do. You develop a great appreciation for the human body and its ability to do things, whether it’s punch or dance or twist or turn.” “Cedro” shows a boxer mid-stance, focused completely on training. The background is blurry, but Cedro is completely

in focus, creating an intense and powerful shot. In “Bebe and Dayma - Hold,” the lead ballerina sustains a pose as the ballerina in back holds her up. While it’s not obvious from Huffman’s photos that the people live under a communist regime, he says it is definitely not the “Disney World experience” some people might expect. “Poverty is a common theme,” he explains. “I think the thing I learned from older Cubans is that before the revolution, they were unhealthy, uneducated and poor. After the revolution, they were healthy, educated, and poor. Consequently I think a lot of Cubans don’t necessarily see the American way as a good way of life for them. They’re not consumed by technology; they have the time to enjoy their culture. That impressed me.” Above all, Huffman hopes that the takeaway from “Me imagino Cuba” is that we are all humans and deserve respect. “People are people, no matter where you’re from or what the government opposes,” he says. “It’s a politics thing that divides us, not the people.” CS

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THE ART OF DR. SEUSS — A Visitors will view works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books and explore “The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss,” a collection based on decades of artwork that Dr. Seuss created at night. March 15-20. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS ALT-AI — Telfair features selections from Alt-AI, an exhibition that explores artificial intelligence and machine learning through art. Presented works at Telfair include Gene Kogan’s “Cubist Mirror,” which transforms the viewer’s image into the style of a cubist painting, as well as Melanie Hoff and Druv Mehrotra’s “Dopplecam,” an app that matches your photograph with an image pulled from the Internet. Through March 26. telfair.org. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. ARTCADE — Featured works include Londonbased Robin Baumgarten’s ingenious, internationally-exhibited “Line Wobbler,” an abstract dungeon crawler game played with a spring controller and a 15-foot-long LED strip. Through March 26. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. BUILT: SAVANNAH — Built: Savannah is about the built environment in Savannah. Whether the structure is a celebrated landmark, a piece of history, or an eyesore (or all of these combined), Location Gallery is showing 16 different artists’ own interpretation of what makes Savannah intriguing. Gallery profits are donated to the Historic Savannah Foundation Revolving Fund. Through March 24. Location Gallery, 417 Whitaker St. DEFFECTIVE: DISNTINCTIVE IMPRESSION — Kurt Marsh Jr’s wood carvings impress upon the viewer the beauty found in nature’s imperfections. The holes, cracks and inclusions skillfully embraced by Kurt’s forms elevate, rather than spoil, the impact of these gorgeous carvings. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. FACE TO FACE: AMERICAN PORTRAITS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION — Spanning the period from the American Revolution to World War II, the paintings in this exhibition demonstrate the broad range of American portraiture found in Telfair’s permanent collection. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. KOBO: A TEN YEAR RETROSPECTIVE — This expansive show features over thirty of Savannah’s best artists. Each artist added their own touch to help shape and define what the gallery has become. Through March 16. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,.

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LOW COUNTRY CALLINGS: GOIN’ WITH THE FLOW — This exhibition of large-format acrylics by Carol Lasell Miller comprises a narrative of Savannah’s maritime community in portraiture, with vital and vivid almostlife-size portrayals of those who live and work here on our waterways. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. ME IMAGINO CUBA — Kim Huffman presents his recent photographs. Through April 3. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. NANCY LEBEY SOLANA — Nancy Lebey Solana’s watercolors are in honor of her father, Clifford, who spent the last six weeks of his life in Hospice House. Through March 31. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. NICK CAVE — This exhibition of Nick Cave’s work is the largest ever presented in Georgia, including work shown in the Southeast for the first time. Through April Art based on the works of Dr. Seuss is at Oglethorpe Gallery. 23. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. OBJECTIFIED: STILL LIFES FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION — Objectified considers the traditional genre of still life as represented in the works of Telfair Museums’ permanent collection. Presenting still lifes from the late 19th century through the present day, this exhibition invites viewers to consider the genre as a form ripe for artistic exploration. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL — Jjuried show of 35 artists that examines the relationship between personal experience and the political structures we navigate in our daily lives. Through March 20. artrisesavannah. org. Art Rise Savannah, 2427 Desoto Ave. RE-EMBODIED: FROM INFORMATION TO SCULPTURE — Featuring Heather DeweyHagborg’s unnerving portrait sculptures based on DNA information extracted from materials that people leave behind, like chewing gum or hair. Courtney Brown and Sharif Razzaque’s “RAWR! A Study in Sonic Skulls” builds upon scans of a hadrosaur to create a sculpture that allows participants to recreate the sounds of an extinct creature. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

RECONSTRUCTING THE NARRATIVE: ILLUMINATING SAVANNAH’S CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY — Using archival and historical photographs from the Jim Crow era and the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah preserved in the W. W. Law Collection, Trice Megginson rephotographed the original, depicted locations. The historical images are then physically pinned onto the contemporary views. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. THE STORYTELLER RETURNS: PRINTS BY ELMER RAMOS — The work in this show is process driven, and equal parts monoprint, screenprint, drawing, and collage. Consisting of shapes that bridge the divide between representational and nonrepresentational—a distinction unique to each viewer—to form a concise yet ambiguous narrative. Through March 26. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. WUNDERCAMERA: SAVANNAH — By presenting museum spaces as artistic subjects in their own right, Wundercamera: Savannah urges individuals to see these spaces with new eyes, morphing visitors into part of the art, and capturing that transformative moment when art and viewer intersect. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.


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‘A Catholic school on a Protestant island’ Exploring what remains of a Benedictine school for freedmen on Skidaway Island

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WHEN A school falls in the woods, does it make a sound? Or, to ask the question a little differently, when a school fails, when a church mission fails, when a whole community disappears into history’s ether, does it leave a legacy? That’s what happened to Skidaway Island’s short-lived Benedictine school for freedmen, a Catholic mission to educate African-Americans after the Civil War. The school lasted only 10 years, 1878-1888. It taught only 22 students. Armstrong State University archaeologist Laura Seifert is digging it up. “I haven’t found anything in the United States that compares to it,” she says of the site, next to a Landings golf course. “There’s only been one other freedmen’s school excavated.” I visited when she and her students were trowelling, sifting, bagging and generally doing the kind of archaeology that makes her profession romantic, bugs and bad weather aside. “I can sort of see where the building might have been,” she says, trying her best to match historic photos with today’s reality. “Pieces of mortar, plaster and wood, surprisingly. Lots of window glass. There’s

a deeper feature there. That might be a wall.” In the dirt. Seifert, who’s been “digging Savannah” since 2006, has much more imagination than I have. I can’t see anything but a treecovered lot, sandwiched between big modern homes. In 1878, Catholic priests imagined this as a place of learning. You have to remember that back then, lots of African Americans, former slaves and their children, lived on Skidaway Island, working the land as they did for generations. The island’s population was about 500. The Benedictines built a wooden school for them there and put it on brick piers, the only part of it that I could see. Seifert and her students have found a slate pencil, evidence of education, and a “cope hook,” part of Catholic vestments, evidence of a priestly presence. “I don’t know that there’s always one cool thing that you find,” Seifert says of the hook, something that would have held a cape during benedictions and which, she says, is the most interesting find yet. “It’s a lot of things that come together to tell the whole story.” Written documents tell us most of the story so far. The school had trouble attracting students and bled money from the Diocese. “This was a Catholic school on a Protestant island,” Seifert says. “Also, this was a


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“I haven’t found anything in the United States that compares to it. There’s only been one other freedmen’s school excavated.” manual school. Students were required to labor in the fields part of the day.” The farm’s income would support the school. Well, Protestants lobbied for a public school on the island which didn’t require manual labor. Which one would you go to? Freedmen wanted better for their children. The school closed and, eventually, within decades, all of the freedmen and their families left Skidaway Island, just as they did Ossabaw Island, after a series of hurricanes. They probably settled in places like Pin Point and Sandfly, historic black communities today. “It’s actually an avenue of research we’re

trying to pursue this semester,” Seifert says. “Where do we find the descendent communities of the folks who were out here?” Who knows? All we have are a few priestly and educational artifacts, some broken glass in the dirt and desperate letters begging for money in an archive. You might ask, who cares—for 10 years and 22 students? I do. I think about those priests, those students. But mostly, I think about the fact that we all fail and make mistakes. But our intentions are, I hope and pray, always to improve the lot of those we leave behind. Soon, the lot in question will be someone’s home, with a view of the 18th hole. CS

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ON MARCH 17, people are not just coming to Savannah for its horse-drawn carriages; they are coming to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. With that, Savannah gets to slip on her little green dress and show her guests a good time. While visitors and locals parade in the streets, donning St. Paddy’s garb with a green beer in hand, one can not help but notice that there is a history lesson here. This tale, though, is not necessarily that of Saint Patrick, the primary patron saint of Ireland, but of prohibition and revelry. For it is the repeal of Prohibition and the spirit of revelry that allows us all to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with such jubilant inebriation. Revelry, my friend, is defined as lively and noisy festivities, especially those that involve drinking a large amount of alcohol. The company whose slogan is “Born from Revelry” is none other than Ghost Coast Distillery, Savannah’s very first distillery since prohibition was lifted. This tagline is in reference to General Oglethorpe’s ban on liquor in Georgia from 1734-1755. Once it was repealed, 21 long years later, Savannah never looked back. Ghost Coast Distillery has been up and running for just over two months, producing craft vodka and bourbon in the heart of 46 downtown Savannah. They just opened to

the bourbon and vodka are hand crafted the public for tours in mid-February. and aged. Paying homage to Savannah’s haunted Given that Ghost Coast is not legally perhistory and sandy coastlines, Ghost Coast seeks to celebrate Savannah in everything mitted to sell booze on the premises, they offer two different 45-minute tours, one that they do. “It is not about us, it is about Savannah,” that ends with a tasting ($12.50) and the another with a souTony Bagnulo, direcvenir bottle of Vodka tor of marketing 261 ($32.00). and sales, stresses. The 17,000 square “We try to tell a foot distillery can be story of Savannah found on 641 Indian with everything we Street with the piclaunch.” turesque Talmadge Take their craft Memorial Bridge just vodka for example. overhead. Vodka 261 was The tour begins named after the with a 9-minute number of years video about the hisbetween the end of tory of alcohol and the first prohibition prohibition as it in Georgia and this relates to Savanyear, when the spirit nah. The goal is to was officially dis“celebrate Savannah tributed to a variety as much as Ghost of restaurants, bars Coast.” The theatre and retail stores space seats about throughout the area. 40 people, utilizing Ghost Coast DisThe heart of the operation is the 500-gallon 125-year-old refurtillery is also in the handcrafted Vendome copper pot still that bished church pews process of making as seating. and aging craft bour- was custom-made in Kentucky and purchased long before the Ghost Coast building. The video prebon. Since this is a sentation is not only 3-year process, we displayed on three large screen televisions, will have to be patient in waiting for the product’s official launch date. In the mean- but also covers all four walls, from floor to ceiling. The surround sound and video time, Ghost Coast founders, Chris Sywasimmerses viewers into the story, making sink and Rob Ingersoll, have opened the distillery’s doors to show the public how for a captivating history lesson.

Next, patrons will be shown a space that is built to hold 900 barrels of bourbon. Ghost Coast makes an average of one barrel of bourbon per day. Again, this is good and bad news. The reality is that it takes 3 years to age bourbon, and as a new company, Ghost Coast is only a few months into this process. “There is only so much we can do. Now we wait.” Bourbon aging typically happens in the mid-west in Kentucky, where it is cold and summers are not nearly as hot. Since exposure to the climate is used in the aging process, the barrel room is not climate controlled. Ghost Coast is banking on Savannah’s humid summers and salt water from the river to create a distinct and unique flavor. Bourbon has to be stored in a new American white oak barrel that has been charred. It looks much like a burned log from a fire inside. The char adds color, flavor and removes impurities. Each barrel equates to about 200 bottles of bourbon, meaning that there will be plenty for everyone in a few years. In the production area, visitors will learn how bourbon is created. A mash bill is the mix of grains used to make bourbon. These grains are cooked and fermented to begin the bourbon making process. A typical bourbon mash bill is corn, malted barley and rye. But Ghost Coast is doing a completely different take, involving two different mash bills, that will age separately and

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I’M NOT sure when or why the people in the United States decided to celebrate the death of Ireland’s patron saint with heavy drinking and parades. Whatever the reason, it’s that time of year again. The green beer will be flowing as freely as the green water in Savannah’s fountains. There may actually be a reason to connect St. Patrick with beer, but that doesn’t mean he would be too happy about the way we celebrate in his name. St. Patrick did use beer as a means to spread Christianity. It is thought that as St. Patrick seeded monasteries throughout Ireland, he would use beer as a way to insure the stability of those monasteries. Patrick would send his “head brewer,” a priest by the name of Mescan, to set up the beer production facilities at each of the monasteries. Beer production also provided a safe drink for the monks and a source of income for the monastery. In the years between Patrick’s 5th century activities and the 1700’s, Ireland’s breweries flourished to include over 200 breweries. That number dropped to 12

over the next 300 years, mostly due to the dominance of Guinness, a favorite St. Patrick’s Day drink. According to the brewery, around 7.5 million pints of Guinness are consumed on St. Patrick’s Day, twice their normal daily consumption. Fortunately Ireland is seeing resurgence in beer growth, influenced largely by the US craft beer movement. Guinness is good, but Brew/Drink/Run loves to support local, which is a little hard around St. Patrick’s Day. Most local breweries just hunker down and do their best to keep from running out

remain on until it kicks. Irish reds are pale ales brewed with a little roasted barley to get the distinctive red tone to the beer. While there is some debate as to whether Irish Red Ale is a style on its own or just a variation on an English Bitter, there is no doubt that it will be tasty. Coastal, like the other local breweries, will be closed Friday for the festivities so be sure to drop in the night before to insure you have a taste of the c3po. C3po is worth hunting down, but there is another seasonal out there also worth seeking out. Moon River Brewing has their version of a Irish style dry stout dubbed The Bomb!. Dry Irish stouts, like Guinness, are brewed with un-malted barley. The malting process gives barley a sweeter taste; unmalted barley does not have that sweetness and is “dryer.” This style came about when importing malted barley into Ireland to make the Irish’s sweet stouts was taxed. Un-malted barley was not taxed but changed the beer dramatically and created an entirely new style. Seek out these local beers and remember green beer is not a thing you should be drinking, just don’t do it. There are so many better drinking options out there on St. Patrick’s Day. Give c3po and the Bomb! A try and support the local guys at the same time. CS

“It is thought that as St. Patrick seeded monasteries throughout Ireland, he would use beer as a way to insure the stability of those monasteries.” of beer. But one local brewery did brew up something special to mark Savannah’s biggest holiday. Coastal Empire paired up with local eatery and craft beer hotspot Crystal Beer Parlor for an Irish inspired beer. Chris Haborak, co-founder for Coastal Empire, tells Brew/Drink/Run that “some team members (from Crystal) came over about three weeks ago and brewed with us on our pilot system.” This 5.2% ABV Irish red has a fun name, Coastal Celtic Crystal Parlor Original, shortened to c3po. C3po will be released on March 16 at the brewery and will

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ooo For those who don’t keep up on such matters, the new Kong: Skull Island is part of a so-called “shared universe” of movies. Just as the Marvel movies share a universe and the DC flicks operate in similar fashion, the new King Kong thriller likewise shares a MonsterVerse with 2014’s Godzilla and with the rash of M.U.T.O. (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism) motion pictures barreling our way. (Up next: Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019 and Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020.) If it all seems a little too much like the result of brand marketing and capitalist co-opting and less like a natural ebb and flow in artistic temperament and intent, that’s par for the course. The biggest fear is that shared universes will become the norm in modern cinema, leading to that awkward point when, say, the young men from Moonlight team up with the La La Land lovebirds to prevent Paul Blart from inadvertently destroying a shopping mall owned by the Tyrell Corporation. For now, though, it’s all eyes on Kong: Skull Island, an action romp that’s frequently clever, occasionally inane, and always exciting. Practically all ties to past Kong pictures have been neatly severed, from Carl Denham to Ann Driscoll to the Empire State Building. About all that remains is what’s

promoted in the title itself: the island and the ape. Certainly, the human players matter less than ever, with all but one character painted in the broadest strokes possible. The glorious exception is Hank Marlow, played with the right mix of cheer and fear by John C. Reilly. A fighter pilot who’s been stranded on Skull Island since World War II (the film itself is set in 1973, so cue the ample Creedence Clearwater Revival), Marlow proves to be the most sympathetic character in the film, the go-to figure for audience involvement. The others are the usual stock assemblage of hunky adventurer (Tom Hiddleston), feisty pacifist (Brie Larson), gung-ho military man (Samuel L. Jackson), government wonk (John Goodman), whiny company suit (John Ortiz), and various expendables in the form of scientists and soldiers. All are part of an expedition that arrives on Skull Island and proceeds to get ambushed not only by Kong but by other oversized inhabitants. Before long, though, it becomes clear that the great ape doesn’t deserve to be lumped into the same category as the isle’s other beasties: Unlike the subterranean Skullcrawlers and a particularly nasty spider, Kong has far nobler reasons for employing his berserker rage against the hapless humans. Like Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow

and Fantastic Four’s Josh Trank, Jordan Vogt-Roberts is the latest indie filmmaker automatically entrusted with a franchise blockbuster. Clearly, the director responsible for 2013’s sweet coming-of-age tale The Kings of Summer has adapted better than the others. Pacing is never an issue in Kong: Skull Island, and some of the shot selections Vogt-Roberts devises with cinematographer Larry Fong are exceptional: Note, particularly, the moments that evoke Apocalypse Now in both form and content. His helming is certainly more accomplished than the script, which passed through several sets of hands before being deemed filmable. Insipid one minute and overstuffed the next, it also never allows an incredibly talented assemblage of players to strut their stuff. Still, the people don’t matter nearly as much as the creatures, and in that respect, Kong: Skull Island offers some truly dazzling visual effects, particularly when it comes to its towering star. As with all movies occupying a shared universe, it’s imperative that viewers sit through the entire picture to be privy to the requisite coda. Just be sure not to actually read the credits that precede this tease, as it spells out (via copyright acknowledgments) exactly what this surprise addendum will contain. Then again, since no one actually reads


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had purpose behind its gruesomeness— particularly the manner in which this country mindlessly cheers on anybody who can pass as a celebrity. In contrast, LOGAN the violence in Logan only has the purpose // of making 12-year-old kids all that more It’s too early to make a definitive decdetermined to sneak into the auditorium. laration, but the R rating handed by the At any rate, those who enjoyed watchMPAA to last year’s Deadpool might end ing Keanu Reeves shoot people through up being the worst thing to ever happen to the head approximately 400 times in John comic-book movies. Wick: Chapter Two will enjoy watching Certainly, Deadpool earned its R, and it Logan stick his claws through people’s wore it well: Everything about the film was skulls approximately 400 times here. gleefully over the top, and the tongue-inNaturally, fanboys who live and die bloody-cheek attitude matched the gore by the hype will love the picture—heck, that smoothly flowed like wine at a somit won’t even occur to them that they’re meliers’ convention. But the massive sucallowed to register any feelings other than cess of that film has emboldened studios absolute worship—but more discerning to eye the R when making more superhero viewers will note that even the plotline flicks, and, in the case of Logan, that turns isn’t particularly fresh. out to be an unfortunate development. The evil scientist portrayed by Grant Set in the year 2029, the movie explores and a swaggering henchman played a landscape in which practically all by Boyd Holbrook come straight from mutants have died off and (shades of ChilGeneric Casting 101—the film is crucially dren of Men) no new ones have been born missing a worthy villain of note—and when in approximately a quarter-century. The the scripters run out of ideas, they paraonly ones who apparently remain are phrase Stephen Sondheim and elect to Logan (Hugh Jackman), toiling away as a send in the clones. This latter decision renlimo driver near the U.S./Mexico border ders the action sequences even more rote (oddly, no wall seems to exist), Charles and less interesting. Xavier (Patrick Stewart), now suffering Still, Logan is extremely well-made — from dementia, and Caliban (Stephen Mer- Mangold knows how to frame a shot—and chant), tasked with looking after the forthe performances by the leads are topmer Professor X. notch. Jackman, both more wary and more But when the gang comes into contact weary than ever in his signature role, is with Laura (Dafne Keen), a little girl who, typically excellent—his pain, frustration like Logan, also has the ability to sprout and tiredness can be felt radiating off the claws and shish-kabob the opposition, screen. Stewart is equally compelling, it’s clear that the mutant lifestyle isn’t as playing a version of Xavier different than extinct as presumed. Spurred on by Laura what movie audiences have seen before. and with Xavier tossed into the back seat, There, however, rests another problem, Logan hightails it to a presumed safe haven one that will bother some (like me) more in Canada, dogged every step of the way by than others. Professor Charles Xavier is a a despicable scientist (Richard E. Grant) titan among screen heroes, and it’s unsetand his bumbling minions. tling seeing this great character reduced Superhero sagas have occasionally opted to wasting away in his own piss and vomit to go deeper and darker (The Dark Knight, while grappling with Alzheimer’s—it’s akin for instance), but Logan elects to take the to watching Indiana Jones struggle with full plunge into pitch-black nihilism. It’s putting on his Depends, or James Bond Stan Lee by way of Cormac McCarthy, but popping out his false teeth before retiring the end result—basically, No Country for for the night. Old X-Men—suffers from its own sense of self-importance. A UNITED KINGDOM There’s little joy to be had in the experi- /// ence of watching the movie, with direcThe sort of formidable true story that tor James Mangold (who also helmed The nevertheless doesn’t generally make it into Wolverine) more interested in serving up the textbooks handed out during history groovy kills for the gamers than anything classes, A United Kingdom centers on the more substantive. difficulties encountered by a loving couple Since the first X-Men film in 2000, mov- whose different skin colors meant they had iegoers have spent 17 years knowing that to deal with an astonishing amount of sociLogan/Wolverine has no problem with etal prejudices. killing, yet Logan, with its newfound ratDavid Oyelowo, terrific as Martin ings freedom, treats it like a fresh fact. Luther King in Selma, here plays another Innocents and evildoers alike are slaughcrusader for equal rights: Seretse Khama, tered with reckless abandon, and the end a prince who in the 1940s journeys from result makes Natural Born Killers look like Bechuanaland (now Botswana) to England The Sound of Music by comparison. to further his education before he returns Except that Oliver Stone piece at least CONTINUES ON P. 52

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most impossible of times, love can indeed trump hate.

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/// The Red Turtle (aka La tortue rouge) stands as the first Studio Ghibli movie that isn’t primarily a Japanese production. Instead, the outfit behind such hits as My Neighbor Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away put its faith in Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit after studio founder Hayao Miyazaki caught de Wit’s animated short Father and Daughter. It was a move that paid off, as the picture is one of the five Academy Award nominees this year for Best Animated Feature Film. Certainly, the film itself is all about tolerance and acceptance, as a man who finds himself deserted on a tropical island encounters a large turtle that becomes his constant companion. I won’t reveal exactly how the turtle becomes an integral part of his life, but it involves a transformation that transforms the direction of the film. Related with no dialogue and illustrated in an uncluttered yet often luminous style, The Red Turtle is ultimately a mediation not only on what it means to be human but, more significantly, what it means to be as one with the natural order of the world. CS

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Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. HDB.ORG. MOONRIVERBREWING.COM/. MOON RIVER BREWING CO., 21 WEST BAY ST. Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. Info is also available at www.savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SAVANNAH YOUTH AMBASSADOR SUMMER INSTITUTE The City of Savannah is now accepting applications for the 2017 Savannah Youth Ambassador Summer Institute. Interested parties should complete the online application at www.savannahga. gov/sya. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. Savannah Youth Ambassadors (SYA) is an intensive leadership training institute for high school students living in Savannah, GA. SYA is open to all rising 9th – 12th graders that reside within the incorporated city limits of the City of Savannah. Participants will be chosen through a selective application process. Space is limited to 50 participants. Through March 31. 912-651-6520. No physical address given, none. CALL FOR ARTISTS TO TEACH AT STUDIO SCHOOL The studio school in downtown Savannah seeks qualified artists interested in joining the team during spring and/ or summer

sessions 2017. Seeking artists to present workshops for adult programming and/or teach short term summer classes for youth programming. Through Aug. 31. 912-5963873. info@thestudioschoolsavannah. com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. CALL FOR AUDITIONS FOR THE DOWNTOWN DELILAHS DANCE CABARET The Downtown Delilahs dance cabaret are holding auditions for several upcoming shows. To set up an audition, contact Jade Bills at 912-272-7601. Through March 31. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE SAVANNAH Are you a student living fabulously in a studio apartment or a creative with an efficient yet stylish workspace? Maybe you’re renewing your space after Hurricane Matthew, decorating your home for the holidays for the first time, or just want to share the character & charm of your historical home? Whatever your space, Vignette Savannah would love to feature you. Vignette Savannah is a web presence that features the most creative and eclectic living, leisure, and work spaces in Savannah. Tell us about yours at vignettesavannah@ gmail.com, and check us out in the weeks to come at vignettesavannah.com. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR JESUS-YESHUA PRODUCTION CLUB AND VIDEO CREW Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at revbrendalee@yahoo.com for more

information. ongoing. Online only, none. 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: revbrendalee@yahoo.com 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. amchclub@yahoo.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

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SCMPD ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@ savannahga.gov.

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AERIAL SILK CLASSES Try something different this year by improving your strength and flexibility all while suspended from aerial silk fabric. All levels, all ages, and all beginners welcome. Class will go over basics and provide challenges for those more advanced. Classes every Friday. Fri., March 17, 5:30-7 p.m. 954.682.5694. Elyse.theSTUDIO@

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yahoo.com. thestudiosav.net/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. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. BRIDGE LESSONS Competitive Bidding (BB2), Saturday, February 4 at 10AM. Defensive Signals (BB5), Monday February 6. They are 4 week classes. Intermediate and advanced workshops continue on Fridays at 10AM. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave, Sandfly. Also, games are held in the afternoon and/or evening almost every day. There is something for players at all levels. Check our website for fees and schedules of games and other classes. ongoing. 912-228-4838. bridgewebs.com/ savannahclubs. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. CLAY CLASSES Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. claystudio@gmail.com. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. savannahaux.com. COASTAL AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY GENERAL CLASS LICENSE This is a great way to obtain or upgrade a ham radio license. Classes will be every Thursday evening for 4 weeks, with a VE test session the 2nd Saturday after. Sat., March 18, 9 a.m. whitebluffpc@bellsouth. net. White Bluff Presbyterian Church, 10710 White Bluff Rd. 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 54 richness of a creative life. See website for

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Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 SUNDAYS, 6-7 P.M. 912-349-2756. more info at www.laurenl.com/creativity_ coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-5391760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL. COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. 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 912354-6686. 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. 912921-4646. HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha.com/NRC. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. JEWELRY 2 You’ve got basic soldering skills down and are ready to try some experimenting. Focused on design execution, learn to successfully combine your skills into pieces that require multiple soldering operations, forethought, and planning. Make beautiful, wearable pieces that you love to put on day after day. $150 Thu., March 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. christina@dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcatstudio.com/. dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. 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 revfugon@gmail.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. 912388-1806. 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


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ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. NOVEL WRITING Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. PIANO VOICE-COACHING Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 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 d neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail request for appointment/ Fee base at revfugon@gmail.com, 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 techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SAMBA SAVANNAH DRUMMING WORKSHOP Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with drumming instructor Andrew Hartzell. All ages. $10 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. starlandiasupply.com. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and learn a choreographed routine to today’s hottest hits. Mondays at 7:30 pm. $15 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 323-5391760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL. COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068

Hodgson Memorial Dr. SAVANNAH STARTUP WORKSHOP SERIES Entrepreneurs will participate in interactive workshops and mentor sessions designed to walk them through best practices in planning and launching their product. The interactive program will help entrepreneurs identify and vet their target customer segments, articulate the value proposition, make financial projections, and prepare them to meet with investors. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. atdc.org/uncategorized/2017savstartup-bootcamp-schedule. Creators’ Foundry, 415 W Boundary St. UNITED COMMUNITY BANK HOME BUYER’S SEMINAR Thinking about buying a home? Find out about special loan programs. Learn how to prepare for a mortgage pre-approval. Please RSVP, space and parking is limited. Free Tue., March 21, 6-7:45 p.m. 912695-5575. karen_emartin@ucbi.com. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. 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. elyse. thestudio@yahoo.com. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP Become the writer you were meant to be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based writing workshops founded and led by awardwinning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at info@myzonarosa.com. ongoing, noon. No physical address given, none.

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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 CLASSES Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. AVEGOST LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone

with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail.com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. honorflightsavannah.org. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. KNITTERS, NEEDLEPOINT AND CROCHET Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. LOW COUNTRY TURNERS A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LADIES AUXILIARY Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. PHILO CAFE Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. athenapluto@yahoo.com. R.U.F.F. - RETIREES UNITED FOR THE

FUTURE RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. 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. 912-447-0943. 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 and has space for a few new members. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at 630 East Victory Drive. We have members of all standards, from multiple-published to never-tried. Have a look at our website www. savannahauthorsworkshop.com and call Christopher Scott, President, 912-272-6309. 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.

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savannahphc@yahoo.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. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, in Savannah, Atlanta, and Hong Kong. Tours allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. Free MondaysSaturdays. https://scad.edu/admission/ visit-scad/daily-tours. scad.edu/. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. TOASTMASTERS Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. thincsavannah.com. Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. vvasav.com. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.

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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. DIRTY WARS Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force 56 in U.S. history, exposing operations carried

out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC kill list, not even U.S. citizens. Director Richard Rowley and whistle-blower Scahill s DIRTY WARS is a chilling battle cry for the soul and conscience of an America few of us know exists. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government condoned torture occur in corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Free Sun., March 19, 6:30 p.m. 9112-507-5735. fsioab@yahoo.com. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/Drinksafter-work/ 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. 912-441-6559. ddewitt30@yahoo.com. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or mchandle@lucastheatre.com. ongoing. 912525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. JASPER GREEN CEREMONY Members of the Irish community will gather to honor our military, past and present at the Sergeant William Jasper Memorial Ceremony. Thu., March 16, 5 p.m. savannahga.gov/cityweb/p&tweb.nsf/02e6 7f6f5dc1d3e585256c2f0071940a/b3c6db5 e9ee4c77f852571f7002c8d61?OpenDocum ent. Madison Square, West Harris Street. MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DINNER AND MEETING Membership meeting with dinner and speaker. Navy League supports our Sea Services and their families. You do not have to have been in any of the military services to join. For further information contact Jeff Zureick at 912 450 0521 $22.00 third Tuesday of every month & 5:45-8:15 p.m. 912 450 0521. piwi@hargray.com. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Navy League, 17 lake heron ct west.

THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ PANTRY A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https://www. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/dailytours. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. 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. SIXTH SENSE SAVANNAH TOUR In 2002, smashing all of the barriers,the Sixth Sense Savannah tour became the first tour to go well beyond the usual touring areas and subject matter, starting in a neighborhood, where locals, family, friends, chose to share their personal ghost stories, exclusively with the company founder. 30.00 Every 55 days, 9:30 p.m. 9122920960. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY TOURS AND TASTES Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Kick off St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah right with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the second largest in the United States behind New York. Fri., March 17, 10:15 a.m. Downtown Savannah, downtown. ST. PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING All former students of St. Pius X High

School are invited to attend this meeting. Meet old friends, make new friends and have a great time. Several social events are hosted throughout the year. Dues are $24 a year. third Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. Savannah Classical Academy, 402 Market Street. TEA AT MRS. DAVENPORT’S Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House Museum. Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs. $18 Thu., March 16, 5-6:15 p.m. 912-236-8097. info@davenporthousemuseum.org. davenporthousemuseum.org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. TWO ADDISON PLACE POOLER FARMERS MARKET Come out and support your local farmers, vendors, and community. Through July 2017. Free third Wednesday of every month, 4-7:30 p.m. 912-330-0030. twoaddisonplace@ greystar.com. https://facebook.com/ TwoAddisonPlaceFarmersMarket/. Two Addison Place Pooler Farmers Market, 2 Addison Place. 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. UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. third Saturday, Sunday of every month. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St.

FESTIVALS

GREENING OF THE TANGER FOUNTAIN Join us for the 2nd annual Greening of the Tanger Fountain from 3pm to 5pm. Enjoy free refreshments, face painting and balloon art and lots of fun! At 3pm we will have a ceremony honoring the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah as we turn the fountain Green! At 4pm, experience Irish bag pipers and dancers around the Tanger fountain. Afterward, head towards the Tanger lighthouse to meet the Express Pro Clydesdales who will be on site for the Clydesdales for A Cause event benefitting The Children’s Miracle Network for Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. Free Thu., March 16, 3-7 p.m. 912-348-3125. laura.simmons@ tangeroutlets.com. tangeroutlet.com/ savannah/events/3. Tanger Outlets, 200 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, #400. ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARKING AT SHIPS OF THE SEA


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ST PATRICK’S DAY PARKING!!!!! It’s that time of year where we offer our parking lot for convenient walking distance to all the Savannah festivities! $25 per spot per day. Parking starts on Thursday, March 16 from 6PM to 1 AM, then again on Friday, St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th from 6 AM to 1 AM, and finally on Saturday, March 18, from 5 PM to 1 AM on March 19. We hope to see you! Have fun and be safe, Savannah! $25 per spot per day Thu., March 16, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Fri., March 17, 6-1 a.m. and Sat., March 18, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. 912232-1511. sarahshartzer@shipsofthesea. org. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

FITNESS

$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. AERIAL YOGA CLASSES Increase flexibility and strength using aerial yoga, a relatively new approach to a traditional yoga practice. We use a silk fabric called a ‘hammock’ to support the weight of our bodies, helping us achieve various postures with more depth, ease and excitement. Every Saturday. Class size limited. Required to register online ahead of time. $25 Saturdays, 12:30-1:45 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo.

com. thestudiosav.net/schedule.html. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. 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 semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BEACH BODY WORKOUTS WITH LAURA

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1 His treehouse inspired the “Treehouse of Horror” 5 Manufactured 9 First full month of spring 14 “On the Waterfront” director Kazan 15 Musk of Tesla Motors 16 Livelihood 17 Indy gets in his ___ and drives, only to miss a stray blowgun missile ... 19 Arcade coin 20 Pilfer 21 Kremlin denial 23 “You’re not fully clean ...” soap 24 Maya of Vietnam Memorial fame 26 Hindu prince’s title 28 BLT spread 31 Indy turns on his car radio to hear “Wild Wild West” band ___, narrowly avoiding being bludgeoned by a nearby motorist ... 37 ___ Bator (Mongolia’s capital) 38 ___ Wall (“American Ninja Warrior” fixture) 39 Before, to Byron 40 Island nation southeast of Fiji 42 “The Doors” star Kilmer 43 Mirror reflection 45 A billion years 46 Jane who played Daphne on “Frasier” 49 Rehab candidate 50 Indy orders ___ at the restaurant, only to avoid servers flinging meat ...

(and why’d it have to be THIS meat?) 52 Health clinic leaflet subjects, for short 53 10th grader, for short 54 Up to this point 56 “Jeopardy!” creator Griffin 59 “The Untouchables” agent Eliot 62 Like hairpin turns 66 Adjust to fit 68 Finally, Indy’s ready to come home, turn on some cartoons, and watch ___, only to avoid his neighbor who won’t stop with the stories ... 70 When hell freezes over 71 Jai ___ (fast-paced game) 72 They’re the top brass 73 Derisive 74 Dome-shaped tent 75 Career honor not accomplished by Lin-Manuel Miranda at this year’s Oscars

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1 Hotel needs 2 In a big way 3 Take the bus 4 Girl Scout Cookie with peanut butter and chocolate 5 Rx order 6 Late “Hannity & Colmes” co-host Colmes 7 Nemo’s successor? 8 Respond in court 9 Part of D.A. 10 Drug in an Elizabeth Wurtzel title

11 Pick up debris, perhaps 12 “Julius Caesar” date 13 Time to give up? 18 Peyton’s brother 22 Finish line, metaphorically 25 Unopened in the box 27 Skywalker, e.g. 28 Shuts the sound off 29 Give it ___ 30 “Live at the Acropolis” keyboardist 32 Fix a bad situation, superhero-style 33 Lust after 34 Superlatively minimal 35 Advised strongly 36 Oktoberfest quaffs 41 Like Charlie Parker’s sax 44 Necessity 47 Sports channel owned by Disney 48 Observatory’s focus 51 Answered an invitation 55 Suffix denoting extremeness 56 “The Wrong ___” (James Corden BBC series) 57 Barbara of “I Dream of Jeannie” 58 Norah Jones’s father 60 “Star Trek” crewman 61 “The Lion King” villain 63 Character retired by Sacha Baron Cohen 64 Forfeited wheels 65 “Hey, over here” 67 “Boyz N the Hood” character 69 Model airplane purchase

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MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. BEASTMODE FITNESS GROUP TRAINING Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. BEGINNING POLE FITNESS Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. BLUE WATER YOGA Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. 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. FIT4MOM SAVANNAH STROLLER STRIDES A group of moms that meet with strollers and workout at Savannah Mall, Daffin Park and on occasion Hull Park. Also offer HIIT Classes to other Moms who have any age children. The HIIT program is a kid free program. 1 hour long stroller based workout with kiddos. Moms- Pre and Post Natal, and kids of stroller age. Savannah Mall (M,W,F). Daffin Park (T,Th), Hull Park (Sat) ongoing. ashleyyoungblood@fit4mom.com. savannah.fit4mom.com. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington 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 58 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. ann@ douladeliveries.com. douladeliveries.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. 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 price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. SAVANNAH DISC GOLF Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. SAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND

WALKING CLUB With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. TURBO KICK CARDIO WORKOUT Lose calories while dancing and kick-boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. ZUMBA FITNESS Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. https:// facebook.com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. ZUMBA FITNESS (R) WITH APRIL Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. ruedejeansavannah.com. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND Each week, this popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. merrin.slocombe@bethesdaacademy.org. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in


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the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. info@foxyloxycafe.com. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Tour & Tasting Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6 (last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday: 11-8 (last tour starts at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 298-0071. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. 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 MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@ savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. INDUSTRY NIGHT AT SOUTHBOUND BREWING COMPANY Bring in proof of service industry employment (pay stub or biz card), military ID or Gulfstream badge and receive 10% off your tours & tastings admission. Admission includes six 6 ounce samples, a guided tour and a souvenir 6 pack of one of our year round beers OR Southbound koozie. $15 | 10% off with proof 912-667-0033. natalie@ southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. 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. ST. PATRICK’S DAY FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL This year, the Food Truck Festival will feature Low Country Lobster, Chazito’s, 6 Gear Dog House, and Molly MacPherson’s. savannahdba.com. Barnard and Bay Streets, corner of Barnard and Bay.

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.

HEALTH

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. ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid and other public benefits (SNAP and CAPS) will be available. Please bring a government-issued ID and the most recent month’s income documents. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-661-1272. Rincon Library, 17th Street & Highway 21. FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASS Free 12 week course for family and caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Meets once a week for 2 1/2 hours. FREE Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m. 912-441-7724. dianebreeder@omcast.net. Wilmington

Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912-355-4601. speechandhearingsav. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St.

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home if you qualify. NO CHARGE Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. 703.989.6995. oggisavannah@ gmail.com. goodh20.yourbodyiswater.com. Nuts About Savannah, 14045 Abercorn St.(Savannah Mall). NAMI CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUP We are a Recovery Support Group for people living with mental health conditions. We provide respect, understanding, resources, encouragement and hope. We meet 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Tuesday. 912-353-7143 Free Tue., March 21, 6-8 p.m. 912-353-7143. namisavannah.org. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE

First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The fourweek course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

THE SAVANNAH 7-DAY DIABETES REPAIR If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. WOMENHEART OF ST. JOSEPH’S/ CANDLER

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The more unselfish and compassionate you are in the coming weeks, the more likely it is you will get exactly what you need. Here are four ways that can be true: 1. If you’re kind to people, they will want to be kind to you in return. 2. Taking good care of others will bolster their ability to take good care of you. 3. If you’re less obsessed with I-me-mine, you will magically dissolve psychic blocks that have prevented certain folks from giving you all they are inclined to give you. 4. Attending to others’ healing will teach you valuable lessons in how to heal yourself -- and how to get the healing you yearn for from others. I hope you will consider buying yourself some early birthday presents. The celebration is weeks away, but you need some prodding, instigative energy now. It’s crucial that you bring a dose of the starting-fresh spirit into the ripening projects you’re working on. Your mood might get overly cautious and serious unless you infuse it with the spunk of an excited beginner. Of course only you know what gifts would provide you with the best impetus, but here are suggestions to stimulate your imagination: a young cactus; a jack-in-the-box; a rock with the word “sprout” written on it; a decorated marble egg; a fox mask; a Photoshopped image of you flying through the air like a superhero.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Many Geminis verbalize profusely and acrobatically. They enjoy turning their thoughts into speech, and love to keep social situations lively with the power of their agile tongues. Aquarians and Sagittarians may rival your tribe for the title of The Zodiac’s Best Bullshitters, but I think you’re in the top spot. Having heaped that praise on you, however, I must note that your words don’t always have as much influence as they have entertainment value. You sometimes impress people more than you impact them. But here’s the good news: In the coming weeks, that could change. I suspect your fluency will carry a lot of clout. Your communication skills could sway the course of local history.

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Your world is more spacious than it has been in a long time. Congrats! I love the way you have been pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and into the wilder frontier. For your next trick, here’s my suggestion: Anticipate the parts of you that may be inclined to close down again when you don’t feel as brave and free as you do now. Then gently clamp open those very parts. If you calm your fears before they break out, maybe they won’t break out at all.

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I like rowdy, extravagant longing as much as anyone. I enjoy being possessed by a heedless greed for too much of everything that feels rapturous: delectable food, mysterious sex, engrossing information, liberating intoxication, and surprising conversations that keep me guessing and improvising for hours. But I am also a devotee of simple, sweet longing . . . pure, watchful, patient longing . . . openhearted longing that brims with innocence and curiosity and is driven as much by the urge to bless as to be blessed. That’s the kind I recommend you explore and experiment with in the coming days. You know that forbidden fruit you’ve had your eyes on? Maybe it isn’t so forbidden any more. It could even be evolving toward a state where it will be both freely available and downright healthy for you to pluck. But there’s also a possibility that it’s simply a little less risky than it was before. And it may never become a fully viable option. So here’s my advice: Don’t grab and bite into that forbidden fruit yet. Keep monitoring the situation. Be especially attentive to the following questions: Do you crave the forbidden fruit because it would help you flee a dilemma you haven’t mustered the courage to escape from? Or because it would truly be good for you to partake of the forbidden fruit?

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

I expect you will get more than your usual share of both sweetness and tartness in the coming days. Sometimes one or the other will be the predominant mode, but on occasion they will converge to deliver a complex brew of WOW!-meets-WTF! Imagine chunks of sour apples in your vanilla fudge ripple ice cream. Given this state of affairs, there’s no good reason for you to be blandly kind or boringly polite. Use a saucy attitude to convey your thoughtfulness. Be as provocative as you are tender. Don’t just be nice -- be impishly and subversively nice.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

“I want to gather your darkness in my hands, to cup it like water and drink.” So says Jane Hirshfield in her poem “To Drink.” I bet she was addressing a Scorpio. Does any other sign of the zodiac possess a sweet darkness that’s as delicious and gratifying as yours? Yes, it’s true that you also harbor an unappetizing pocket of darkness, just like everyone else. But that sweet kind -- the ambrosial, enigmatic, exhilarating stuff -- is not only safe to imbibe, but can also be downright healing. In the coming days, I hope you’ll share it generously with worthy recipients.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

WomenHeart of St. Joseph’s/Candler welcomes women heart patients or women at risk of heart disease to its monthly support network meeting at 5:00-6:30 PM in Building #6 at the Medical Arts Center at 836 East 65th Street. For more information call 912-388-1836 or email womenheartsavannah@gmail. com Free of charge third Thursday of every month, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-388-1836. womenheartsavannah@gmail.com. facebook.com/womenheartsavannah. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St.

Saturn has been in your sign steadily since September

2015, and will continue to be there until December 2017. Some traditional astrologers might say you are in a phase of downsizing and self-restraint. They’d encourage you to be extra strict and serious and dutiful. To them, the ringed planet is an exacting task-master. There are some grains of truth in this perspective, but I like to emphasize a different tack. I say that if you cooperate with the rigors of Saturn, you’ll be inspired to become more focused and decisive and disciplined as you shed any flighty or reckless tendencies you might have. Yes, Saturn can be adversarial if you ignore its commands to be faithful to your best dreams. But if you respond gamely, it will be your staunch ally.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Born in the African nation of Burkina Faso, Malidoma Somé is a teacher who writes books and offers workshops to Westerners interested in the spiritual traditions of his tribe. In his native Dagaare language, his first name means “he who befriends the stranger/enemy.” I propose that we make you an honorary “Malidoma” for the next three weeks. It will be a favorable time to forge connections, broker truces, and initiate collaborations with influences you have previous considered foreign or alien.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

EVERY relationship has problems. No exceptions. In the beginning, all may be calm and bright, but eventually cracks will appear. Here’s the corollary to that rule: EVERY partner is imperfect. Regardless of how cool, kind, attractive, or smart they may seem in the early stages, they will eventually unveil their unique flaws and troubles. Does this mean that all togetherness is doomed? That it’s forever impossible to create satisfying unions? The answer is HELL, NO! -- especially if you keep the following principles in mind: Choose a partner whose problems are: 1. interesting; 2. tolerable; 3. useful in prodding you to grow; 4. all of the above.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Would you like some free healing that’s in alignment with cosmic rhythms? Try this experiment. Imagine that you’re planning to write your autobiography. Create an outline that has six chapters. Each of the first three chapters will be about a past experience that helped make you who you are. In each of the last three chapters, you will describe a desirable event that you want to create in the future. I also encourage you to come up with a boisterous title for your tale. Don’t settle for *My Life So Far* or *The Story of My Journey.* Make it idiosyncratic and colorful, perhaps even outlandish, like Piscean author Dave Eggers’ *A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.*


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FIRST CITY NETWORK Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. GAY AA MEETING True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. info@savannahpride.com. savannahpride.com. STAND OUT YOUTH A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. WHAT MAKES A FAMILY A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.

NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

COFFEE WITH A RANGER Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. DOLPHIN PROJECT Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. GARDENING SESSION Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public third Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.

Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 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.

RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL

BAND OF SISTERS PRAYER GROUP All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia. BUDDHIST MEDITATION 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 revfugon@gmail.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. revwasson@gmail.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. PSYCHIC MEDIUM YOUR PAL, ERIN Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin.com for more information or contact psychicyourpalerin@gmail.com today. ongoing. Online only, none. READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. savannahquakers@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 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. and third Thursday of every month, 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.

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SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. TAIZÉ SERVICES Reverend Billy Hester will lead these services which provides worshippers with the opportunity to peacefully meditate on the love of Christ. Free Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. TAPESTRY CHURCH A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

FILM: SURPRISE ST. PAT’S SPECIAL In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Psychotronic Film Society screens this surprise Irish-made cult film that was unreleased in the USA. Exact title is a secret until showtime. $8 Wed., March 15, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. FILM: 13TH “13th” unveils the context and moral urgency behind some of today’s most pressing public issues, from mass incarceration and the current state of race relations, to immigration detention centers and private prisons. This screening is being organized by the Savannah Comrades and local members of the Imam Jamil Action Network, and will feature a panel discussion to discuss how the issues of the film are relevant to our community. Free Thu., March 16, 6:45 p.m. https://facebook.com/ events/1254466377999986/. sentientbean. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. FILM: FENCES “Fences” tells the story of Troy Maxson, a 1950s Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart. $7 adults, $5 children Thu., March 16, 7 p.m. and Fri., March 17, 7 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater. org. tybeeposttheater.org/events/. tybeeposttheater.org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn.

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FILM: LA LA LAND This Best Picture frontrunner is the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. $7 adults, $5 children Sat., March 18, 3 & 7 p.m. and Sun., March 19, 3 & 7 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater.org/ events/. tybeeposttheater.org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn.

SPORTS & GAMES

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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. runthecity@live.com. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. SAV. STRIDER WEEKLY GROUP RUN OR WALK DOWNTOWN Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 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 62 of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts

Fire & Wine

Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. INFO@FOXYLOXYCAFE.COM. FOXYLOXYCAFE.COM. FOXY LOXY CAFE, 1919 BULL ST. (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. USMNT (SOCCER) AMERICAN OUTLAWS CHAPTER USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912-398-4014. savannahflipflop.com. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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 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 For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd.


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AVAILABLE ROOMS: SINGLE, Family Home w/ CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Room for Rent: Furnished, Washer/dryer, air, cable, ceiling fans. $125-$145 weekly. No includes utilities, central heat/air, Comcast cable, deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 washer/dryer. Ceramic tile ROOMS FOR RENT - Ages 40 in kitchen & bath. Shared & better. $150 weekly. No deposit. Furnished rooms. All Kitchen & bath. Call 912utilities included. On Busline. 963-7956, leave message Call 912-844-5995

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

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