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PFS 100th Birthday Tribute to Dean Martin WED 6.7

The Psychotronic Film Society celebrates the life and legacy of beloved Rat Pack member Dean Martin with a 90-minute compilation of comedy sketches and musical performances culled from Dean’s gloriously cheesy 1970s TV variety show, and featuring tons of amazing celebrity guest stars. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8

Juneteenth Lecture THURS 6.8

This Juneteenth lecture recounts the fascinating story of Reverend Georgia Lisle, an African American preacher who was born enslaved, became a pastor in Savannah, and immigrated to Jamaica, where his teachings formed the basis of Rastafari faith. Jamaica-based lawyer and scholar Miguel A. Lorne will tell this story that connects Savannah to Jamaica. 6 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Free and open to the public

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Make new friends with the Sesame Street gang. 6:30 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $17

WEDNESDAY 6. 7 Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Tybee Post Theater screens a special series of recently released familyfriendly movies weekdays throughout the summer. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under

PFS 100th Birthday Tribute to Dean Martin

The Psychotronic Film Society celebrates the life and legacy of beloved Rat Pack member Dean Martin with a 90-minute compilation of comedy sketches and musical performances culled from Dean’s gloriously cheesy 1970s TV variety show, and featuring tons of amazing celebrity guest stars. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8

THURSDAY 6. 8 Film: The Jungle Book

The Tybee Post Theater screens a special series of recently released family-friendly movies weekdays throughout the summer.. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under

Lecture: From Savannah Baptist to Rastafari This Juneteenth lecture recounts the fascinating story of Reverend Georgia Lisle, an African American preacher who was born enslaved, became a pastor in Savannah, and immigrated to Jamaica, where his teachings formed the basis of Rastafari faith. Jamaicabased lawyer and scholar Miguel A. Lorne will tell this story that connects Savannah to Jamaica. 6 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Free and open to the public

FRIDAY 6. 9 Dangermuffin Album Release

Charleston, SC’s Dangermuffin releases its newest studio album to the Coastal Empire in this special show at the Post. 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $15


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Vintage Market Days

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, seasonal plantings and a little more. June 9-11 lSavannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. savannah@vintagemarketdays.com

SATURDAY 6.10 Contra Dance

Local callers Bob Beattie and Joyce Murlless will teach and call the dances and “The Glow in the Dark String sBand”will play tunes. Come join in the fun of contra and squares and a couple of waltzes. Newcomers welcome. Easy to learn, no experience or partner needed, stwo left feet accepted, come early for beginner lesson, casual dress, teens and up. Friendly and alcohol free setting. 7:30 p.m. Garden City United Methodist Church, 62 Varnedoe Ave. $9/$6 students at door 912-234-8891. d79vincent@gmail.com. savannahfolk.org

Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park forsythfarmersmarket.com

Free Family Day: Juneteenth

Juneteenth Festival

Celebrate the ending of slavery in the United States at this festival. Dr. Carolyn Jordan, the great granddaughter of Richard Wright, one of the first presidents of Savannah State University, will speak. 11 a.m. 38th Street Park, 38th Street

Telfair Museums celebrates Juneteenth, the oldest commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, with a presentation of culture, storytelling, and dance at the Jepson Center. Enjoy storytelling by Jamal Toure and Queen Quet, artist demonstrations, hands-on activities, and more. 1 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Free

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Gold Heart

Celebrate Prince’s birthday with The Imprincenator, DJ OB-1 Benobi of 25 Shades of Purple, and Service Brewing’s Purple Party Beer brewed with blackberries and locally harvested mulberries from the Old Dairy Farm. A portion of the proceeds benefits the SD Gunner Fund. 8 p.m. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. $15

The five-piece band featuring the Gold sisters have earned great appreciation and respect from the bluegrass and acoustic communities. Their award-winning instrumental ability and their accomplished, harmony-laden vocals are sweetly unique and rootsy. 8 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 East Hwy. 80. $23

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

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Toast of the Town

Central Animal Hospital and Southbound created a refreshing Raspberry Witbier to be tapped the day of the event. Matt Eckstine performs, and Chazito’s Latin Cuisine will provide food. A portion of the proceeds benefit One Love Animal Rescue. 2 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. $20, includes beer samples, guided toor, and a souvenir koozie

Rescue Round-Up

Find your new furry friend from a wide selection of dogs from six local pet rescue organizations. 11 a.m. The Hipster Hound, 115 Echols Ave. hipsterhound.net

Savannah Art Walk

Savannah Art Walk is an opportunity to explore the plethora of exquisite and diverse galleries of the Historic District. second Saturday of every month, 3-6 p.m. savannahartwalk.com

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Second Saturday Presentation Series

Each second Saturday of the month, the Wildlife Refuge hosts a presentation by staff, volunteers, and local conservation partners to help the public learn more about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. second Saturday of every month, 1-2 p.m. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170. Free 843-784-2468

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Jazz in the Garden

Performance by the Coastal Jazz Quintet, refreshments, tour of the Museum’s main floor, and membership in both Friends of the Davenport House and Coastal Jazz Association. 6 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $60

TUESDAY 6.13 Film: Turtle, The Incredible Journey

This popular weekly film series featuring the extraordinary wonders of the ocean Although Americana goth pop and roots and Georgia coast returns to the Tybee Post Theater on Tuesdays through Aug. 1. has surfaced as a description, songwriting is what defines American Hologram’s Benefits the Tybee Post Theater and the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. music. Payne Bridges’s soulful, acoustic Suggested donation: $5 sound has been heard on stages all around Savannah and the surrounding low 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne country. 8 p.m. Film: Storks The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. The Tybee Post Theater screens a special $15 series of recently released family-friendly 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater.org. movies weekdays throughout the summer. tybeeposttheater.showare.com/ The series features the biggest blockbustTybee MLK Juneteenth Wade-In ers from the past year. Celebrate Juneteenth with a reading of the 3 p.m. Emancipation Proclamation, spoken word The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. by Savannah youths, and a community $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under hand-in-hand wade-in. GreenDrinks Savannah 3 p.m. A happy hour networking gathering for North Beach, Tybee Island folks who want to save the Earth. Second SUNDAY 6.11 Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. Check the David J Living Room Show “GreenDrinks Savannah” facebook page. Musician David J from Love & Rockets second Tuesday of every month, 5 p.m. and Bauhaus performs songs from his Whole Foods Market, 1821 E Victory Drive. latest album along with others from his Free to attend. Cash bar. lauded solo career at Bonaventure Funeral Sesame Street Live: Make a New Home Chapel at Bonaventure Cemetery. Friend Limited to 50 tickets. The Hot Place opens. Partial benefit for One Love Animal Make new friends with the Sesame Street gang. Rescue of Savannah. 6:30 p.m. 7-10 p.m. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $17 $25

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DeSoto Grille Farewell Brunch

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Nearing the end of its multimillion-dollar renovation, the DeSoto Hilton is preparing for one of the last major changes to take place as part of the total transformation into one of Sotherly Hotels’ signature properties. The DeSoto Grille will serve its final Sunday brunch, a traditionally popular service for the restaurant for both locals and visitors. 11:30 a.m. Desoto Hilton, 15 E. Liberty St. $21.95 for full buffet spread

Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

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

WEDNESDAY 6.14

Film: The Invisible Man Appears (1949, Japan)

A few short years after the iconic Hollywood feature “The Invisible Man,” Japanese filmmakers made their own unofficial remake. 8 p.m. Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $6


NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE

BY JIM MOREKIS

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JUST TWO DAYS after the incredibly ugly spectacle of last week’s censure hearing of Alderman Tony Thomas, City Council entered a retreat to come up with a strategic plan for all of Savannah. There’s no punchline — that’s the joke. Yes, the same almost cartoonishly argumentative and mutually mistrustful group attempted, with a consultant’s help, to map the course of a city that hasn’t really had a strategic plan since the days of Oglethorpe. Good luck, Savannah! You’re gonna need it.

The unmistakable subtext: If I’m going down, you’re all going down with me. And in that effort, I’m afraid Thomas may have actually succeeded. While few of his individual attacks left a mark —his attempt to portray Alderman Julian Miller as being similarly intoxicated this past St. Patrick’s Day was shot down quickly when Miller said, “You don’t even know how you got to the Hilton that day” — the fact that Thomas was able to hold his own censure hearing hostage proves that the leadership vacuum in City Council is much more profound than most of us originally thought. In the end, the unanimous 7-0 vote to censure Thomas wasn’t only toothless, it was watered down to the point of meaninglessness.

essentially enabled Johnson to do just that: Cover up for Tony. Thomas wasn’t quite done. In another outtake from a bad mafia movie, he would say to Mayor DeLoach: “I want to know who you’re working with.” A meeting that began as a black eye for Savannah ended up giving Savannah two black eyes. And amazingly, Thomas may have left his own censure stronger than he went in. But as the dust settled and the full impact of the day’s debacle set in, a different question came to my mind: Where are all the local activists when we really need them? Here we have Van Johnson, widely rumored to be a likely mayoral candidate in the next election, openly and plainly

Thomas publicly threatened Mayor DeLoach in Council chambers, and also accused him of his own substance abuse problems. If you read a gangster movie script with this scene, you’d say it was too unbelievable to be filmed. As last week’s censure meeting showed, the fractures existing on the current City Council are much worse than even the most cynical observers among us feared. (My recap of the meeting is also in this week’s issue.) How much worse? In a meeting which was supposed to be about Thomas calling a reporter the C-word and passing out drunk in the DeSoto Hilton this past St. Patrick’s Day, instead the Alderman publicly threatened Mayor DeLoach in Council chambers: “You need to be very careful, Mr. Mayor.” Thomas also accused Mayor DeLoach of substance abuse problems of his own, with a bizarre wager that he would take the same drug tests the Mayor would. If you read a gangster movie script with this scene, you’d say it was too unbelievable to be filmed. For some reason, Thomas was given an extraordinary amount of time to not only defend himself — which I suppose was the right thing to do — but to mount aggressive personal attacks on literally every Council member in attendance, one after the other. With the exception of Alderman Van Johnson, that is. More on that later. Again like a bad movie script, Thomas — sitting in his usual Council chair and acting as if he, not the Mayor, were running the meeting — went down the line attempting to expose everyone else’s dirty laundry, at a meeting which was supposed to be about his dirty laundry.

When Van Johnson showed up conspicuously “late” to the meeting and immediately began trying to defang the censure resolution, the collective cry of “the fix is in” and “Tony’s got something on Van” began to go up in Facebook comment threads all over Chatham County. To viewers’ stunned amazement, Johnson methodically began dismantling the censure resolution, first insisting that the clause censuring Thomas for St. Patrick’s Day be stricken. Johnson then began an oddly lawyerly discussion of the clause demanding an apology to the woman reporter, saying Thomas had already done that. Mayor DeLoach, incredibly, capitulated to both of Johnson’s demands in order to get his vote. You see, the censure must be unanimous to pass. I have long called for Mayor DeLoach and Council to be more outspoken about the effect Thomas’s antics have had on the Council’s, and the City’s, credibility. There’s no question in my mind that Mayor DeLoach did the right thing by his constituents in calling for the censure of one Frank Anthony Thomas. But the best thing would have been for the Mayor to say, “Van, if you want to vote no, then vote no. And you can deal with the consequences of that vote. But we’re not changing a word of this resolution.” Instead, just a few minutes after DeLoach accused Johnson of “another attempt to cover up for Tony,” DeLoach

seeking to minimize the use of the C-word against WTOC’s Georgiaree Godfrey, for reasons which are thus far unfathomable. While Johnson said Thomas’s use of the word was “dead wrong,” almost in the same breath he excused its use when he said, “We all have bad days,” and “I don’t believe in kicking a man when he’s down.” In this case... why the hell not? We live in an environment where the slightest injudicious use of a word or image brings instant outcry on social media, with instant demands for firing, censure, etc. This is especially true on the topics of race and gender. And WTOC’s Godfrey happens to be an African American woman. So to recap: A white Alderman called an African American woman the C-word on tape. A leading local “progressive” Alderman openly sought to minimize it. And all we hear are crickets from local activists. Why aren’t local liberal groups up in arms about such blatant misogyny? Isn’t what Johnson did — not to mention Thomas — sort of, well, Trump-like? Could it be they are giving Johnson a pass because they see him as most likely getting their support in the next election, whether against DeLoach or someone else? If your idea of a “progressive” is someone who not only seeks to excuse a woman being called the C-word, but quashes a demand to apologize to her….. How progressive is that? CS

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NEWS & OPINION THE (CIVIL) SOCIETY COLUMN

49 Lives in Portraits: A Pulse Memorial BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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I DON’T always cry on the job, but when I do, it’s a several-tissue situation. People think this writing business requires a steady hand and a stone cold heart, but I’m living proof that it can be done with smeared mascara and a lot of snot. Sometimes talking about hard things is just hard. When I’m asking total strangers questions about their tragedies and challenges, I can get overwhelmed by their courage and heroics, or sometimes just by the sheer shittiness of the world we all have the fortuity to share. I’ve sobbed sitting across from refugee families and ex-cons, triggered by the emotion-steeped telling of their own stories. I’ve blubbered with parents of sick kids and bawled at the beauty of a pristine watershed threatened by greedy developers. I’ve made sure to keep extra Kleenex packets in my purse ever since I was a cub reporter interviewing my first big celebrity, veteran and Born on the Fourth of July author Ron Kovic, who patted my hand and sniffled along with me when I burst into tears as he was describing how his newfound love for painting had helped heal his soul. Ron assured me that I shouldn’t be embarrassed at having an ooey-gooey marshmallow center, and that while fairness and adherence to facts were essential qualities in a writer, staying human was

The individual faces of all 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016 have been captured by 49 artists as part of collaborative exhibit at the City of Orlando’s City Hall.

the most important. I took that advice to heart and have ugly-cried my way plenty through the past two decades, red nose and all (thankfully, I didn’t choose a career in live television.) The events of the past year have reduced a lot of us to puddles on a regular basis, and

I didn’t even try to keep it together when I sat down at Foxy Loxy with Mia Merlin, the organizer and curator of the 49 Portraits Project. The Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando on June 12, 2016 may already seem like a long time ago in this surreal cycle of sick, senseless tragedies we

seem stuck in, but as the first anniversary of the horror nears, I can’t help but choke up anew. The violent invasion of Pulse’s LGBT safe space remains an affront to all who believe in love, and the beautiful innocents shot down are a reminder of a world gone mad. “It’s OK,” Mia tells me as I pretend like I have something in my eye. “I still get upset, too.” For her, the faces of the 49 men and women murdered that night have not faded. If anything, they’ve only become clearer: The artist and art lecturer at Armstrong State University has been looking at every dimple, eyelash and cheekbone every day for almost a year, first as pixelated Facebook and Instagram profiles and later in acrylics and oils on canvas as the 49 Portraits Project evolved from a tentative wish to a country-wide collaboration. Inspired by New York artist Rudy Shepherd’s evocative homages to the nine victims of the Mother Emanuel AME Church 2015 shootings in Charleston, Mia (pronounced “My-ah”) wanted to memorialize the Pulse dead in a similar way as a gift for their families. The sheer number of faces to paint and the toxic slog of the election season might have crushed the idea. But after a single exploratory Facebook post, she started receiving messages from other artists clamoring to take part. “Within a few days, I was getting emails from Washington, Texas, California,” she recalls, both of our eyes filling for the instant boomerang of support. “It was the antidote to the poison.” Still, the project was fraught with uncertainty at every turn: Would enough

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artists deliver? How would the portraits be framed and shipped? Most importantly, would the families even want them? A Go Fund Me page quickly took care of the financial logistics, and stronger validation came from the City of Orlando when it chose to exhibit 49 Portraits in City Hall, where they have been on display since May 1 and will be distributed after June 14 to the victims’ loved ones by the Orlando United Assistance Center. In some cases, the artists painted copies so that parents and partners left behind could each have a portrait, and the curator hopes the likenesses will bring solace. “The images were all publically shared, but we didn’t have permission, we didn’t have their blessings,” confesses Mia. “I wasn’t sure how they would be received.” Most of the families accepted the artists’ efforts with gratitude, and in the one instance that one father didn’t like the final portrait, Mia helped facilitate communication between him and the artist that yielded a deeper understanding that changed his mind. Last Saturday, hundreds showed up to an emotional public reception in Orlando City Hall, one of many Pulse memorials the city—and the nation—will be hosting in the coming week, in the midst of a bittersweet Pride month.

Savannah artist and Armstrong State University lecturer Mia Merlin coordinated the 49 Portraits Project as a gesture of love.

“We received more proposals than we could have ever imagined, and this show struck the right tone,” confirms Shannon Fitzgerald, Director of Public Art for the City of Orlando. “It’s very thoughtful, very contemplative, it’s quiet but it still resonates.” Mia traveled to Florida to meet the loved ones and artists for the first time, and a man came up who was close to many of the victims, deeply moved by how the project honored their distinct personalities . “He said, ‘what I love the most about it is that it is about each person as an individual, and recognizing and celebrating their individuality,’” she shared afterwards. A year after the Pulse killings, we seem to have more reasons to despair than ever as hatemongers slash more innocents and society spirals downwards towards Game of Thrones barbarism. We shed buckets of tears over how hair-tearingly unfair it is that progress towards peace can be shredded by a few psychopaths, and that our LGBT and other marginalized siblings still struggle every day for acceptance, safety and basic dignity. However, to paraphrase Pope Francis, the only future worth building is one that includes everyone, and I keep trying to remember that the only truly useful response to violence and insanity is love. (If you need some extra, there will be a lot

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of love going around at the Rally for Equality this Sunday, June 11 at 2pm in Johnson Square—check the First City Network Facebook page for more information.) Thankfully there are those who remind us, channeling compassion and generosity through skilled hands wielding brushes and paint. Art is love made manifest, and each of the artists of the 49 Portraits project have brought their whole hearts to the canvas to show us up close the souls we have lost, kindred now. “When you paint someone, you’re loving every part of their face,” describes Mia as I open another pack of tissues. “By the time you’re done, they’re not a stranger anymore.” Something similar happens, I think, when we cry with each other. We humans carry so much within, hiding our vulnerability from the evils of the world, yet having our soft centers witnessed with empathy may be the only true healing there is. Even if we end up puffy-eyed, feeling the splash of tears on a table and the heat of grief fosters a familiarity that can never be replaced by clicks and memes. My friend Ron helped me understand a long time ago that sharing our heartbreak isn’t to be ashamed of: It is what helps give us the courage to blow our noses, meet each other’s eyes and face another day. CS


NEWS & OPINION POLITICS

Tony Thomas censured after contentious hearing; Van Johnson speaks in support of accused alderman BY JIM MOREKIS

jim@connectsavannah.com

Tony Thomas, above, aggressively defended himself at the special Council meeting. He was aided in his effort by Alderman Van Johnson, left. PHOTOS BY ORLANDO MONTOYA

the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police. “Did you know what was going on?” Thomas asked Miller. Miller shot back, “Mr. Thomas, no one’s buying what you’re selling. You don’t even know how you got to the Hilton that day.” Thomas then set his sights directly on Mayor DeLoach, accusing the mayor of substance abuse problems of his own: “I want to challenge you publicly to submit to any alcohol or drug test that I will.

This is a smokescreen for your own personal issues,” Thomas said to the mayor. Thomas then turned to Alderwoman Carol Bell and mentioned a “controversy” he claims she’s involved in regarding scholarships. After Thomas had finished his rounds against his fellow Council members, Van Johnson — who had been conspicuously late to the meeting — spoke up in Thomas’s support. “I don’t believe in kicking a man while he’s down,” said Johnson. “The St. Patrick’s incident shouldn’t be in this resolution,” he said, pointing out that Thomas had already apologized for that. “The apology to reporter is a moot issue,” Johnson added, but clarifying that “What Tony said to the reporter was dead wrong, not cool, not appropriate.” Mayor DeLoach then accused Johnson of “another attempt to cover up” for

Thomas, and the two went toe-to-toe debating the particulars of the resolution. At one point during the exchange, Tony Thomas chimed in, in a low voice: “You need to be very careful, Mr. Mayor.” Johnson was victorious over DeLoach in having the St. Patrick’s Day incident stricken from the resolution. Johnson then succeeded in getting the clause about the apology to the TV reporter stricken as well.  As the meeting confusingly wrapped up and rushed to a final vote, Alderman John Hall — who had been silent up to that moment — pleaded to no one in particular, “Why are we being put through all this?” The censure passed unanimously and Mayor DeLoach immediately adjourned the meeting, with all parties getting up from their seats very quickly.  Alderwoman Estella Shabazz was the only Council member not in attendance.  CS

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IN WHAT was almost certainly the most contentious City Council meeting in recent memory, Council voted last Wednesday to censure Alderman Tony Thomas for “sexist, vulgar comments” to a female TV reporter. But with censure being an almost completely toothless punishment of a defiant Thomas — who attended his own hearing, sitting in his usual seat — the greater cost might have been to the rest of Council. The resulting scene was something much closer to a reality TV episode than to the deliberations of a government body. The original censure resolution mentioned two offenses: Thomas calling a WTOC reporter a “c**t” on video this past weekend — for which the resolution called for an apology — and a widely publicized incident involving Thomas being publicly intoxicated this past St. Patrick’s Day.  Mayor DeLoach opened the special called meeting, with censure its only agenda item, by rehashing his press conference from the other day.  Referring to the St. Patrick’s Day incident at the Desoto Hilton, DeLoach added, “I stood up for [Tony] at St. Patrick’s Day and asked everybody to go for one more chance. But I also told him, Tony, this is your chance but if this happens again I have no other choice but to call you on it.” Before the vote could be taken, Thomas insisted on his parliamentary right to speak. And speak he did, variously threatening members of council including the mayor, often in intensely personal terms.  “This whole thing is political and this bill was originally introduced at county level to try and censure a former County Commissioner,” Thomas said, referring to former Commissioner Yusuf Shabazz.  Thomas accused Mayor DeLoach of having “secret meetings in Atlanta and in the capitol without full knowledge of all council members,” with regards to that state legislation permitting censure, which only passed the legislature just last year.  About the St. Patrick’s Day incident, Thomas said, “Drinking with me after the parade were two members of this council, Julian Miller and Brian Foster, at the same location.” Foster responded, “That is a lie.” Thomas went on to accuse Alderman Miller of covering up for the now-imprisoned former Police Chief Willie Lovett while Miller was the head spokesman for

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I WILL begin with a lurid and perhaps illadvised metaphor. You have been warned: There is a certain small, problematic group of sexual outliers that enjoy public masturbation. “Enjoy” may be the wrong word, but anyway. While some of these troubadours may be of menace-to-society magnitude (this predilection being just the tip of a more injurious iceberg) others are just sad, lonely people who are perhaps bad with boundaries and/or temporarily not of their right mind (hello, Paul Reubens). (I wrote the rough draft of this column before the news broke about the arrest of a certain Savannah Fire official. That’s what you call serendipity, folks.) Regardless of where the public masturbator falls on this spectrum, from harmless but gross to potential or actual maniac, this is not behavior a polite society can tolerate. Therefore, as we all know, masturbation has been outlawed entirely. To preempt a few bad actors, we have prohibited a popular, very personal activity that is harmless. Further, to make sure citizens are not secretly masturbating without government permission, we now employ public servants to scour browser histories for evidence of titillating content.

Wait — what?! That would be an absurd response to the problems created by a few public masturbators, right? True. But that is basically how the City of Savannah currently treats the practice of home-sharing (renting out a spare bedroom, short-term, within your own home — NOT an STVR). Because of mostly-imagined problems that could occur with irresponsible homesharing, the entire practice has been banned throughout most of the city. AND, a public servant (perhaps more than one at this point) spends a great deal of time scouring online booking sites searching for transgressors. When it comes to public masturbation, we deal with the modifier “public,” not the base activity which it modifies. However, when it comes to home-sharing, the City has decided to prohibit the entire base activity, rather than find a way to curb any potential problems, which can probably be handled by enforcing laws and regulations already on the books. Instead, we get a blanket taking of property rights from home-owners. Home-sharers are often empty-nesters, lonely widows or widowers, single-parents, poorly paid teachers, or people that just enjoy the novelty of hosting travelers and showing them their city through their own eyes. Proper home-sharing, employing a room already intended as a bedroom, adds no new activities to the home (eating, sleeping, bathing, etc).


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Home-sharing adds no un-anticipated stress to the property or the neighborhood, because once again, done properly it is only filling a room that was already a bedroom. I’m on the provisional board of the newish Thomas Square Neighborhood Association (its full name is more of a mouthful, and it covers the entire Historic District, not just MidCity zoning). A recent survey to residents included this question: Generally, do you support a home-owner’s ability to rent out a spare bedroom on a short-term basis, if the owner is living in the home?

Of 43 respondents, only one answered with an outright “no.” Thirty-eight said “yes” (also there were 2 “maybes” and 2 “others”). That’s an 88.4 percent outright approval rate, from the same respondents that were 66.7 percent against STVRs as a “by right” use in Thomas Square. These residents understand the distinction, and obviously favor one model over the other. Want home-sharers to pay the hotel/motel tax? Fine. Want to limit homesharing to one spare bedroom? Also fine. But home-sharing should be allowed, everywhere, and there is no need for a complex regulatory framework — just enforce existing laws on occupancy, noise, and litter. Let people do what they want in their homes, if it doesn’t bother others. STVRs deserve more careful attention and regulation, and they are getting it. The STVR Ordinance enacted in 2015 is at this very moment being looked at by stakeholders with a mind towards revisions that could improve its performance (the above survey was part of that). However, the City has hobbled these efforts from the start by imposing three restrictions. First, the City insists on an arbitrary 30-day deadline for recommendations. The original STVR Ordinance took

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months to craft, and still resulted in a very flawed regulatory framework. Second, the City refuses to consider expanding the STVRs use to areas outside the Landmark District, the Victorian District, and the MidCity zoning area. It may seem counter-intuitive to some, but the “clustering” of STVRs could be lessened by broadening the geography that they can operate in (though likely with owner-occupancy restrictions). Third, the City will not at this time consider broadening home-sharing rights, even though this has been promised since the STVR Ordinance was being drafted in 2014. More home-sharing could be of HUGE benefit to curbing the proliferation of STVRs, through market forces. It would open up an immense, competing pool of flexible accommodation for visitors, overseen by onsite owner-operators, directly profiting the tax-payers and mortgage-holders of Savannah. It could even scare off future hotel developments. Are you paying attention yet? But the City says this cannot be considered. They must stick to the restricted scope and arbitrary timeline of 30 days. Really? Is that the right strategy if you want to solve this problem holistically? Remember that there is also a Tourism Management Plan being crafted by paid outside consultants right now—why not give them time to weigh these issues as well? There is a hypothetical answer that is logical, if not ethical. The City might have already considered the wants and desires of the only constituency it cares to listen to in regards to STVRs — the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA). Therefore, the “public process” of listening to other stakeholders is really just window-dressing to satisfy the state Zoning Procedures Law (ZPL). In that case, the 30-day restriction and refusal to broaden the scope of revisions makes perfect sense. I hope that this is not the case. *** Just to remind everyone, I started this column by comparing home-sharing to masturbation, in order to defend it. Airbnb, I await your call about my very special award. CS

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WHEN President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that granted freedom to America’s slaves in September of 1862, it was supposed to go into effect January 1, 1863. Out on the westernmost outposts of the Civil War, however, no one got the memo for another two and a half years. With sketchy communication channels and not enough Union troops to enforce the order even when it arrived, the slaves of Texas didn’t know they were free until Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston to announce the end of the war on June 19, 1965. “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,” read Gordon from General Order No. 3. “The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages.” Most chose not to heed that advice, tossing aside their tasks and spilling into the streets to sing and rejoice that the cruelty and inhumanity of slavery had finally come to an end. Their joy was so memorable that the date became an annual holiday known as “Juneteenth,” a new tradition for a people tentatively exercising autonomy for the first time. Some headed back to the former Confederate states to seek out family members they’d been ripped away from, others headed north to start new lives. In many cases, they were met with difficulty and bigotry, but the memory of Juneteenth served as beacon of hope. “Settling into these new areas as free men and women brought on new realities and the challenges of establishing a heretofore nonexistent status for black people in America,” writes Cliff Robertson on Juneteenth.com. “Recounting the memories of that great day in June of 1865 and its festivities would serve as motivation as well as a release from the growing pressures encountered 14 in their new territory.”

Juneteenth celebrations waned in the early 1900s as new generations cleaved to Fourth of July to celebrate independence, but the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s brought a renewed fervor in African American communities to commemorate the day their enslaved ancestors claimed their freedom. Savannah’s Juneteenth traditions continue to follow the emphasis to educate about and promote African American culture and history through a variety of events that remind reminders of all that has been accomplished since the shackles fell. Telfair Museums begins its annual Juneteeth program every year with libations poured on the steps of the Jepson Center to acknowledge those ancestors, followed by an afternoon of storytelling, song and interactive activities that bring history into the hands of all who attend. This year’s Free Family Day on Saturday, June 10 cedes the stage to the fast feet and rollicking rhythms of the Abeni Cultural Arts Performing Dance Studio, followed by the sonorous reverence of the Men of St. John “The Mighty Fortress” choir. To connect Savannah’s history to the African diaspora, the Telfair will also

Clockwise from left: Hip hop artist Torion Sellers will perform June 17 at 38th Street Park; the week of June 8, the Telfair hosts its annual Juneteenth program, featuring Jamaican attorney Miguel Lorne who will discuss a Savannah free preacher’s connection with the Caribbean.

welcome a special guest on Thursday, June 8: Jamaican author, attorney and activist Miguel Lorne will deliver a lecture about Rev. George Liele, a former slave freed before the Revolutionary War who went on

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Church and the First African Baptist Church—both of which still exist downtown—before moving to Jamaica to do missionary work in 1782, where he helped lay the groundwork of the Rastafari faith. The lecture is free and open to the public. The following week on Saturday, June 17, the Juneteenth Festival at 38th Street Park will also link history to present day triumphs. Sponsored by the Daughters of Mary Magdalene, this homegrown celebration brings together local griots to recount the story of Juneteenth along with hip hop artist and actor Torion Sellers, who has under his belt a part in Barbershop 2: The Next Cut and a hit single, “Twerk Don’t Hurt.” Toots for Books will be collecting good reads to donate at the family-oriented park picnic, and all attendees are

encouraged to make a plate and eat for free. The outdoor atmosphere is casual and welcoming, meant to bring Juneteenth’s inspiring message to one of Savannah’s oldest African American neighborhoods. “Our main focus is to always keep the Juneteenth Festival in the urban community because most of our people are living in the underserved community and need cultural events like [this],” explains Ivan Cohen, one the event organizers. “We honor local ordinary people who exemplify extraordinary character.” Later that Saturday, some of the local ordinary people who showed extraordinary courage during the Civil Rights era will be back at the beach. In 1960, Savannah icon and activist W.W. Law led a group of African American teenagers to Tybee Island to exercise their right to swim in the ocean. Over

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Was there ever any determination as to the dangerousness of Agent Orange? The concern in the mid-’80s seemed to be the lingering nature of the symptoms. Any ideas? —Eric Lee “LINGERING” is certainly the mot juste— 45 years after we quit spraying it around, we’re still trying to figure out what Agent Orange’s effects on the body are. If it seems surprising that the U.S. has yet to fully flush a Vietnam-era toxic agent from its system, consider that nobody’s figured out how to get rid of Henry Kissinger either. First, to recap: Faced with a peasant army fighting out of the dense forests of South Vietnam, the U.S. military resolved to simply destroy the forests via mass herbicide spraying, thereby forcing the guerrillas out into the open. A simple plan.

What could go wrong? For this initiative—codenamed Operation Ranch Hand, and running from 1962 until 1971—the military relied on a few different herbicides, identified by a color and differentiated by their chemical composition. The most heavily used, to the tune of 12 million gallons dispersed, was Agent Orange. Agent Orange contained equal parts of two plant-killing chemicals, 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. The manufacture of 2,4,5-T, it turns out, also produces a contaminant: the dioxin TCDD, a notably persistent chlorine compound that’s been linked— but, as we’ll see, with varying degrees of confidence—to spina bifida and related neural birth defects, cancer, skin disease, and a host of other unpleasant conditions. As early as the mid-’60s, scientists were warning against the long-term uncertainty of what might be wrought by herbicidal warfare. By 1969 researchers had discovered the dioxin in Agent Orange, and in 1970 the surgeon general issued a warning about it. The Vietnamese, meanwhile, were seeing these fears come to life—local dispatches reported rising rates of birth defects, stillbirths, premature births, and miscarriages. You asked about U.S. troops, and that’s where we’ll confine our discussion here, but the Vietnamese-civilian angle is

another, frankly ghastlier, story. Servicemembers’ exposure was incidental; noncombatants on the ground were the ones being hosed down with the stuff. What was gradual was an understanding of the exact link between Agent Orange and the afflictions that started showing up in Vietnam vets and their children—a devilish connection to make, even over decades of study. Why so tricky? An array of factors: for one, early research didn’t track things like alcohol and tobacco use, which can also cause natal health problems. Another reason was a poor understanding of the paternal relationship to birth defects, and yet another is the presence of dioxins in some commercial herbicides—who’s to say for sure where the exposure happened? Nonetheless, after years of veteran activism, and plenty of anecdotal data— namely a lot of veterans getting sick— enough dots had been connected that in 1991 Congress passed the Agent Orange Act. This established a few conditions suspected of being linked to dioxin exposure, such as soft-tissue sarcoma, as “presumptive diseases”—that is, if a Vietnam vet was diagnosed with one of them, the connection to herbicide exposure could be presumed without anyone having to prove it, and Veterans Affairs would provide

compensation. Through the 1990s and 2000s, cycles of Congressional hearings, further study, and legislation followed, lengthening the list of presumptive diseases and thus broadening eligibility for VA money and care. The government remained reluctant, though, to spell out any links between defoliant and health trouble: a benefits act passed in 2000, granting compensation to female vets whose kids had birth defects, didn’t mention Agent Orange, dioxin, or herbicides at all—it just talked generally about service in Vietnam. In 2010 the Obama administration issued a rule further expanding the presumptive-disease circle to include Parkinson’s, ischemic heart disease, and other conditions; it estimated that an additional 150,000 vets would be able to submit claims. Any chance a President Trump will take up the cause? Well, he has promised to beef up the VA, and there are opportunities here—Congress has lately been considering extending benefits to “blue-water sailors,” personnel who served on ships off the Vietnamese coast where Agent Orange may have been handled, but never got any closer to where it was used. CS BY CECIL ADAMS

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Metro detectives continue to investigate a deadly shooting at a residence on the 12900 block of Stillwood Drive June 1. Officers were called to the residence about 7:30 p.m. and discovered a man with a fatal injury. At press time the man is not being identified pending notification of next of kin. “Violent crimes detectives also responded to the scene and could not immediately made a determination about the nature of the shooting,” police say. “This is not a random shooting, and all parties involved are cooperating with Jacquelyn Brinas the investigation,” police report.

Man sought in rape investigation

SCMPD is asking for the public’s help in its search for a man involved in a rape at a residence on Tuesday. “The female victim claimed she was with a friend at a residence in the Hitch Park area Tuesday afternoon when an unknown man forced her into a bedroom and raped her,” police say. “He was described as a heavyset black man who is about 6-feet tall and has four gold front teeth,” police report. A confidential tip line directly to the investigators is open at (912) 525-3124.

Metro seeks auto theft, kidnapping suspect and witness

Savannah-Chatham Police detectives “ask the public’s help identifying a male suspect and a witness in an auto theft and kidnapping that occurred Tuesday, May 23,” police say. At about 6:00 p.m., Metro officers responded to an auto theft report outside a store in the 5400 block of Abercorn Street. “Reportedly, the victim went into the store, leaving her children in the unlocked and running vehicle. While the victim was in the store, the suspect got into the vehicle, driving off with the children inside. Shortly thereafter, the children were let out, and officers located and reunited them with the victim,” police say.

The victim’s vehicle is a blue 2007 Jeep Compass with Georgia tag, PXD8998. The suspect is described as a white male with dark hair standing about 5 feet 8 inches. The witness is described as a white male with a full beard standing about 6-feet-tall.

Metro seeks woman for questioning Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance locating a female subject for questioning in reference to an ongoing theft investigation. Jacquelyn “Jackie” Brinas, 28, is a white female with blue eyes and curly, blonde hair. She is 6-feet tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds. She has a heart tattoo on her left chest area.Brinas may be driving an older-model, blue Saturn. A line to investigators is open at (912) 525-3100 ext. 1296.

Suspect arrested in Largo shooting

Detectives arrested Jamar Davis, 18, for the May 4 shooting of Javari Price, 17. At about 2:50 p.m., officers responded to the 12400 block of Largo Drive and found Price suffering from serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the hospital for treatment. Investigators identified Davis as the suspect. Davis was arrested on May 30 in Pooler.

W. 38th Street shooting

Police continue to investigate the shooting of a man on W. 38th Street around 11 p.m. May 29. “Police responded to reports of shots fired on the 800 block of W. 38th Street and found Leonard Washington, 37, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital for serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. Washington told police the shots were fired from an unknown vehicle occupied by several young men. A nearby residence was also struck by bullets,” police say.

Metro seek pair for pickpocketing

Investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying a pair suspected of a theft that occurred in the 8100 block of Abercorn Street on April 24. “The suspects are a heavyset black female and a thin black male, who worked together to pickpocket an elderly victim under the guise of offering her assistance while shopping. The female suspect appears to be in her late-thirties to midforties,” police report. This pair is suspected in another theft incident as well.

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permitted, but written in invisible ink legible via the UV light on her pen. (2) On testing day in March for Romania’s 14and 15-year-olds, administrators of the country’s popular DEX online dictionary, acting on suspicion, changed the definitions of two words likely to be improperly looked up by cheaters during the exam. “(H)undreds” of school searches for the words took place that morning, but administrators were still mulling an appropriate punishment for the cheaters (who were, of course, easily identified by their misapplication of the suspect words). • With limited trade, investment and ownership rights, many Cuban producers are forced to improvise in order to bring products to market—like Orestes Estevez, a Havana winemaker, who finds condoms indispensable, according to an April Associated Press dispatch. The “most remarkable sight” the reporter saw was “hundreds of (open) bottles capped with condoms,” which inflate from gases as the fruit ferments. When fermentation is done, the condom goes limp. (The AP also noted that fishermen use condoms to carry bait far from shore and which also increase tugging resistance when nibbling fish fight the line.)

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he owns the land behind the bar, too, he had constructed a “serpentine” wooden maze in back and front that requires any entering customer to take the equivalent number of steps it would take to walk 500 meters. (A tax office official reluctantly accepted the arrangement.) • Canadian Anton Pilipa, 39, who suffers from schizophrenia, was discovered—safe—in the Amazon rainforest state of Rondonia, Brazil, in November 2016, which was the first sighting of him since his disappearance in March 2012. He was unable to communicate well and had no ID or money, but his family has actively been searching for him and believe the only way he could have traveled from the family home in Scarborough, Ontario, to Brazil (6,300 miles) was by hitchhiking or walking. (Bonus: The area in which he was found is noted for alligators and snakes.)

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Secrets of Highly Successful Business Owners: When Michelle Esquenazi was asked by a New York Post reporter in September (2013) why her all-female crew of licensed bounty hunters (Empire Bail Bonds of New York) is so successful at tricking bail-jumpers into the open, she offered a (five-letter-long) euphemism for a female body part. “It’s timeless,” she counseled. “Of course he’s going to open his door for a nice piece of (deleted).” “The thing about defendants is no matter who they are (of whatever color), they’re all dumb. Every single last one of them is stupid.” CS

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HAS ANY Savannah singer come as far, and as fast, as Laiken Love? Barely five years after taking voice lessons and starting her own band and two years after she says she “turned a corner,” she’s one of our city’s most in-demand female vocalists. Jazz, funk, blues, classical, pop, you name it, her style and talent emerged in a short time through karaoke bars, open mics and choirs. It didn’t have to turn out this way. She wanted to forge a legal career. And her early performances were rough. “It definitely didn’t come naturally,” Love says. “I knew that I possessed a talent. It was just like buffing out silver.”

Born and raised in a rural Coffee County town that she describes as mostly “gas stations and churches,” Love (a.k.a. Williams), arrived in Savannah as an Armstrong political science student in 2004. There, she joined the Armstrong University Chorale. Somewhere between books, she discovered karaoke, a dangerous weapon. I do it most Friday nights at Jerry’s Lounge. But my voice is only good for radio announcing. Love thought otherwise of her voice. She tried out for the Philharmonic choir in 2009. “I had to audition with Peter,” she says of Peter Shannon, the Philharmonic’s exacting artistic director. “And he was like, ‘You wouldn’t win a sight reading competition!’” 

Thankfully, he wasn’t auditioning her on her ability to read notes. Shannon liked her voice. And the first set of notes he put in front of her was that of Brahm’s “Requiem,” a difficult German piece. Love says that first orchestral piece was overwhelming but she eventually fit in and found a community of friends in the choir. She ventured out of the safety of choirs into solo work, both with the Philharmonic and others. And in 2012, she started taking voice lessons with local voice coach Paul Fisher to polish her technique and learn correct breathing. It was voice boot camp. “A year later, my range went from being a contralto to being more of a mezzo with some lyric features,” she says. “And


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I knew that I possessed a talent. It was just like buffing out silver.” [Fisher] was like, ‘I’ll tell you now because you’ve come a long way and take things in stride that when you first came in, you were a train wreck.” She laughs now, especially since 2015 marked a point in her career when she started noticing more calls coming in than going out. She’s in demand now. When she’s not singing with her own band, Fellowship of Love, she sings for weddings and corporate events. Her collaborators include some of our city’s finest musicians, including Velvet Caravan, Eric Jones and the Lucas Cabaret players. With The Garage Savannah’s Matt Collett, she co-wrote “Promise,” with her lyrics, a song that buzzed through her head after she buzzed her hair. “Every time a female goes through something, they cut their hair off,” she says. “I was going through my ‘musician crossover’ and I wanted a new look! But there’s a breakup, a heartache, a life

change, you cut your hair off. You’re shedding the dead for re-growth.” “Promise” is about female empowerment and overcoming obstacles. And I didn’t dwell on it, but it goes without saying that Love’s being “the new kid” for a while wasn’t easy. With inspirations like Etta James, Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, Amy Winehouse, Alabama Shakes and Michael Jackson, you’ll find something to love in her music. For my radio show, she also sang Backstreet Boys, a certain fancy that I can appreciate. You might say that Love is on the rise in Savannah. I’m tempted to go with her boy band song, “I Want It That Way.” CS

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LIVING ROOM shows are all the rage, but a Goth legend is taking the format to a whole new level. David J of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets fame will perform an entirely unique and distinctly Savannah concert at the Bonaventure Funeral Home Chapel. Poised at the entrance of historic Bonaventure Cemetery, it’s a perfect backdrop for the icon to perform an array of solo material and songs from past projects. The evening was organized by local tour guide and storyteller Shannon Scott, who offers regular tours of the historic cemetery. “I’ve been doing stuff out there for 14 22 years, including the Bonaventure After

Hours program,” he explains. “I think this is the next level.” Inspired by Tunes from the Tombs, a concert series at Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery, Scott is excited to use the landmark area to showcase songwriting. “David J’s using people’s living rooms and anywhere that has a quirky, unorthodox vibe,” Scott explains. “With his Gothy past, thematically, it makes a great show.” J was a founding member of Northampton, England band Bauhaus along with guitarist/vocalist David Ash and J’s brother Kevin Haskins. Named after the German art movement, the trio added vocalist Peter Murphy and released a debut single, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” in 1979 on the label Small Wonder. Recorded live in Beck Studios during a six-hour session, the song clocks in at over nine minutes, teeming with eerie guitars, post-punk unease,

and Haskins’ tremoring, haunting vocals delivering J’s lyrics. The song is considered the very first Goth rock single, inspiring countless imitations and odes for years after. The band released a second album, Mask, in 1981, adding keyboards and additional instrumentation to enrich their sound. After releasing their third album, The Sky’s Gone Out, the band’s cover of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” reached No. 15 on the British charts; it would be their biggest hit. A Top of the Pops appearance pushed the single to its peak at No. 4. They released their fourth album, Burning from the Inside, in 1983, and broke up that same year; “Rest in peace,” J said from the stage at their farewell concert at Hammersmith Palais. At one point, Ash and J expressed interest in reuniting Bauhaus. They arranged

a rehearsal, but Murphy didn’t show up to practice. In his absence, Ash, J, and Murphy discovered the unique chemistry they had as a trio and formed the group Love and Rockets in 1985. The band’s song “So Alive” was a hit in the United States in 1989, and the group survived for 14 years, releasing seven records. Bauhaus has played several reunion shows, including 2005’s Coachella Festival and a subsequent tour in North America and Europe. They hit the studio together in 2008; though the session time resulted in an album, Go Away White, it didn’t last. Haskins references “an incident” that awakened the band’s differences, and no promotional tour was scheduled. Throughout the years, J was writing and making music outside of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets. Bauhaus was still together


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when he started writing solo material time in Atlanta and have seen him four for two albums, Etiquette of Violence and times now since that,” he recounts. Crocodile Tears and the Velvet Cosh. He was At one Atlanta show, J performed with also busy acting as a producer and played The Hot Place, a band of Athens musibass on two Jazz Butcher albums. He even cians featuring members of The Swimjoined Alan Moore, the comic writer, and ming Pools Q’s. Scott conversed with saxophonist Alex Green for a short-lived the band (he and the lead singer, bassband called The Sinister Ducks; later, ist, and keyboardist, Lisa King, attended J wrote an EP of songs intended to be a SCAD together) and expressed his intersoundtrack for Moore’s graphic novel V for est in hosting them and J in Savannah. Vendetta. He’s performed with and written with artists including Jane’s Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Strange Attractor, George Sarah, Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra, The Dandy Warhols’ Courtney Taylor-Taylor, and more. In addition to his musical abilities, J is a playwright. His first play, Anarchy in the Gold Street Wimpy, was staged by Atlanta’s Dad’s Garage Theatre Company in 2004, and he wrote and directed Silver for Gold (The Odyssey of Edie Sedgwick), restaged in Los Angeles in 2011. J is currently touring in support of Vagabond Songs, a double LP release on Last Hurrah Records. “I think he’s a real troubadour,” says longtime fan Scott. “He’s embraced the life of some of his heroes and has been doing shows continually for years.” Scott fell in love with Bauhaus as a teenager and has embraced Love and Rockets David J in 2014. PHOTO BY MILA REYNAUD and David J’s solo work. “I saw him in 2003 or 2004 for the first

After hearing that Savannah marketing guru Scott West had hosted events in the Bonaventure Funeral Home, Scott was inspired. “It’s not every funeral home that would be that colorful,” he notes. “They are really excited about doing events there; I was kind of taken aback by their enthusiasm! I feel like they have a more festive approach. The next generation of clientele sees the celebration aspect, and this way, the mausoleum isn’t just collecting dust and mildew.” The event will also be a fundraiser for One Love Animal Rescue; Scott encourages attendees to check out the nonprofit’s wish list on their website, oneloveanimalrescue.com, and bring items or scope out the financial donation list. Scott hopes that the unusual show will be the first of many that merge luminary artists and Savannah’s historic setting. “This is kind of my stab at trying to bring something culturally to Savannah that will hopefully be a beacon for others to get inspired,” he says. CS

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If your ears are still ringing out in nostalgia for Aura Fest, not to worry: the great team behind the day-long fest is back! Get your fix at Halfway to Aura Fest, a minifest in the heart of Starland District. Saturday’s lineup features a mix of touring and local talent across a variety of rock genres. Baton Rouge band To Speak Of Wolves creates driving rock/hardcore; they most recently released an EP, ‘New Bones,’ via Cardigan Records. Orlando band Makari, who find inspiration in artists like Circa Survive, Two Door Cinema Club, and Beach House, create progressive rock with ex-VersaEmerge and Decoder vocalist Spencer Pearson delivering soaring, melodic choruses. Henrietta, a Savannah favorite, head up from Orlando to share their experimental indie. Pick up a copy of their latest release, Paper Wings, released in April on Animal Style Records. Atlanta progressive rock/metal outfit Icaria are due to release a debut album, Transcendent, this month on Cardigan Records. Savannah boys Between Symmetries are always a treat to see live; local gigs are a bit of a rare occurrence for the band these days, so catch ‘em while you can. Savannah’s HOTPLATE just released an album, Any Surface Can Be Your Death Bed. As heavy and unusual as ever, the instrumental release is one complete song, clocking in at 22:24, and was recorded at The Garage Savannah by Matt Collett and Colin Motlagh. Leave it to HOTPLATE to create a winding, immersive thing of such intensity. Savannah emo/melodic hardcore four-piece Amor///Exitium round out the bill along with oh sweet apathy, a Savannah-based emoviolence two-piece. Moe’s Southwest Grill and Jennie’s Treats on the Street will be on site with snacks, and The Wormhole will give 10 percent off their bar and food with an AURA Fest wristband. SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 6 P.M., ALL-AGES, $10 ADVANCE VIA 24 BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM, $12 DAY-OF

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Charleston alt-country/Americana quartet Dangermuffin is heading back to the beach! The band brings a new album, Heritage, with them. Released on March 31, the record is a continuation of Dangermuffin’s Lowcountry-inspired roots rock sound with some mountain-picking tendencies. Thematically, Heritage stays true to its title, contemplating the human family, interconnectedness, ancestry, and spirituality with sea salt texture and breezy grooves. Six out of the album’s eight tracks were recorded acoustically and the vocals were recorded in Charleston’s historic Unitarian Church, making it a perfect laidback, goodtimin’ summer record. FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 8 P.M., $15, ALL-AGES

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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. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Matt Eckstine, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Jason Courtenay, 9 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 Tybee Island Social Club Wine Club w/ Charlie Sherrill, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.

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Enjoy an evening of original songwriting with local singer-songwriter Payne Bridges, pictured, and Savannah Americana band American Hologram. SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 8 P.M., $15, ALL-AGES Mic, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Hearts of Pine, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Matt Eckstine, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Justin Curtis, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Tell Scarlett, 6 p.m., Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Tony Richards, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

The Britannia British Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Butt Naked Trivia with Kowboi, 7 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia, 10 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar 80s and 90s Karaoke, 8 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

KARAOKE

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.

DJ

Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. The Jinx Live DJ, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Mediterranean Tavern DJ Kirby Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One The G.U.N.T. Show, 10 p.m., Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m.

FRIDAY 6. 9 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South The Groove Orient, Roshambeaux, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Jerry Zambito and the Bayou Blues Band, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Casimir’s Lounge Tradewinds, 9 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Zigtebra, Too Much, Street Clothes, McLeod, 9 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Ben Lewis Reggae, 8 p.m. Flashback Guns 4 Hire, 9 p.m. The Jinx Drunk Tank Soundsystem, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Justin Morris, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Young Americans, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Cyril Durant, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Hitman Blues Band The Rail Pub In For A Penny, 7-10 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rocks on the Roof Fellowship of Love,

TRIVIA & GAMES

Coach’s Corner Trivia, Movies & Music Trivia, 8 p.m.

KARAOKE

Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, Karaoke, 9 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Sunny’s Lounge Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/ DJ, 10:30 p.m.

DJ

Congress Street Social Club DJ Square One, 10:30 p.m. Club 309 West DJ Zay Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge DJ D-Frost Hercules Bar & Grill DJ Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show PS Tavern 80s and Ladies

SATURDAY 6.10 LIVE MUSIC

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. bar.food Midtown Pickers Summer Nights Party, 7 p.m. Barrelhouse South Dave Jordan & The NIA, 9 p.m., Morning Fatty, 11:30 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio, 9 p.m. Club Elan BAILO Congress Street Social Club The Georgia Flood, 10:30 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge DJ Precisa Elan Savannah Bailo, 10 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach The Mercers, 8 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Willie Jackson Blues, 7 p.m.


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Flashback Clear Daze, 9 p.m. The Jinx The Pine Box Boys, Cold Heart Canyon, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Zach Wilson, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Heart of Pine, 10 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars Gold Heart, 8 p.m. Rocks on the Roof @Sundown, 8 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Live Music Space Station @Starlandia Half Way to AURA Fest 2018, 6 p.m. Sulfur Studios Half Way to AURA Fest 2018, 6 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater Tybee City Limits with Payne Bridges, American Hologram, 8 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Voodoo Soup, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Eric Culberson Blues Band, 9 p.m. Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers, second Friday, Saturday of every month The Warehouse Jason Bible, Jubal Kane, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, Liquid Ginger, Bill Hodgson, La Bodega, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) James Lee Smith, Daniel Marshall The Wormhole DJ Serendipity

KARAOKE

Applebee’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Karaoke, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Karaoke, 9 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

COMEDY

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Comedy Night, 9 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m.

DJ

Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Press Play Boombox Brunch, 12-3 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m.

SUNDAY 6.11 LIVE MUSIC

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Bonaventure Cemetery David J Living Room Show, 7-10 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Davenport House Jazz in the Garden, 6 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Jason Bible, 7:30 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson The Sentient Bean Sincerely, Iris, 8 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Joe Wilson, 12:30 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, Liquid Ginger, 1 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m.

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.

DJ

Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Exclusives Bar & Grille Open Mic Poetry Night, 7 p.m.

MONDAY 6.12 LIVE MUSIC

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 9 p.m.

Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Monday Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Rachael’s 1190 Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Justin Curtis, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Eric Britt, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m., 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

KARAOKE

Boomy’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

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COMEDY

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Molly Mondays, 10:30 p.m.

DJ

The Jinx DJ Lucky Bastard, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m.

TUESDAY 6.13 LIVE MUSIC

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe The Hummingbirds, 7-10 p.m. The Jinx Hip-Hop Night, 11 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Brian Bazemore, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Nickie’s 1971 Open Mic hosted by Willie Jackson, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey, second Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m.

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TUES: Open Mic 10pm

WED: Trivia@7:30pm/Whiskey Wed. 8pm-Close ($4 whiskey shots)

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THURS: Ladies & Lassies Night (Wine, 3 Olives & Martini Specials) Live Music w/ Liv Annalise

FRI 6/9: Young Americans SAT 6/10: Heart of Pine

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SOUNDBOARD DIRECTORY 17 Hundred 90 Restaurant 307 E. President St. Savannah-Downtown 912-236-7122 17hundred90.com

Abe’s on Lincoln 17 Lincoln St. Savannah-Downtown 912-349-0525 abesonlincoln.com

Applebee’s 1492 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville 912-369-4909 applebees.com

bar.food 4523 Habersham St. Savannah-Midtown

912-355-5956 www.barfoodsavannah.com

Barrelhouse South 125 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-662-5576 barrelhousesouth.com

Saturday, June 10th 8:00PM CALL

912.748.1930 FOR TICKETS BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!

Club One 1 Jefferson St. Savannah-Downtown 912-232-0200 clubone-online.com

CO/Savannah Cocktail Company 10 Whitaker Street Savannah-Downtown 912.234.5375 www.eatatco.com/

Coach’s Corner 3016 E. Victory Dr. Savannah-Eastside 912-352-2933 coachs.net

coffee deli 4517 Habersham St. Savannah-Midtown

912-236-6655

Bayou Cafe 14 N. Abercorn St. Savannah-Downtown 912-233-6411 bayousavannah.com

Billy’s Place at McDonough’s 20 E. Perry St. Savannah-Downtown 912-231-9049 billysplacesavannah.com

Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina 1611 Habersham St. Savannah-Midtown 912-231-2385 blowinsmokesavannah.com

Blueberry Hill 546 Dean Forest Rd. Savannah-Westside 964-8401

Bonaventure Cemetery 330 Bonaventure Rd. Savannah-Eastside

912-651-6843 www.savannahga.gov/cityweb/ cemeteriesweb.nsf/cemeteries/ bonaventure.html

Boomy’s 409 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-436-6660 boomysbar.com

Casimir’s Lounge 700 Drayton St. Savannah-Midtown

912-721-5002 mansiononforsythpark.com

JUN 7-13, 2017

912-236-1901 club309west.com

Bay Street Blues 17 E. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown

912-898-4257

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Club 309 West 309 W. River St. Savannah-Downtown

CoCo’s Sunset Grille 1 Old U.S. Hwy. 80 Tybee Island

The Britannia British Pub 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Wilmington Island

RANDYWOODMUSIC.COM 1304 East Highway 80, Bloomingdale

912-232-1005

Basil’s Pizza and Deli 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Wilmington Island 912-897-6400 basilsonline.com

Gold Heart

Chuck’s Bar 305 W. River St. Savannah-Downtown

The Chromatic Dragon 514 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah-Downtown 912-289-0350 chromaticdragon.com

912-786-7810 cocostybee.com

912-352-7818 savannahcoffeedeli.com

Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd. Savannah-Midtown Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-238-1985 congressstreetsocialclub.com

Davenport House 324 East State St. Savannah-Downtown

912- 236-8097 www.davenporthousemuseum.org

Dockside Seafood 201 West River St. Savannah-Downtown 912-233-3810

Doodles 586 S. Columbia Ave. Rincon 912-295-2536

Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah-Southside 912-352-7100

Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St. Savannah-Downtown (912) 200-3652 dubspubriverstreet.com

El-Rocko Lounge 117 Whitaker St. Savannah-Downtown 912-495-5808

Exclusives Bar & Grille 2003 Greenwood Street Savannah-Eastside 912-695-2116

Fannie’s on the Beach 1613 Strand Ave. Tybee Island 912-786-6109 fanniesonthebeach.com

Fia Rua Irish Pub 10132 Ford Ave. Richmond Hill 912-459-4160 fiaruairishpub.com

Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown

The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St. Savannah-Downtown

912-236-4440 fiveoakstaproom.com

912-232-4286 www.plantersinnsavannah.com

Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave. Richmond Hill

Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St. Savannah-Downtown

Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St. Savannah-Downtown

PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown

912-428-1643

912-401-0543 foxyloxycafe.com

Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd. Savannah-Westside

912-232-5778

912-495-5145

Rachael’s 1190 1190 King George Blvd. Savannah-Southside

912-966-5790

912-920-7772 rachaels1190.com

The Islander 301 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Wilmington Island

The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown

912-897-6137

The Jinx 127 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-236-2281

Jukebox Bar & Grill 3741 US Hwy 17 Ste 500 Richmond Hill 912-756-6997

Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub 117 West River St. Savannah-Downtown 912-233-9626 www.kevinbarrys.com

Little Lucky’s 6 Gateway Blvd. E. Savannah-Southside 912-925-1119

912-238-1311 therailpub.com/

Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah-Downtown 912-292-1656 ranchoalegrecuban.com

Randy Wood Guitars 1304 East Hwy. 80 Savannah-Westside

912-748-1930 www.randywoodguitars.com

Rocks on the Roof 102 W. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown

912-721-3901 bohemianhotelsavannah.com

Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill 11215 Abercorn St. Savannah-Southside 912-921-2269

Taste of India 401 Mall Blvd. Savannah-Southside 912-356-1020

The Tybee Post Theater 10 Van Horne Ave. Tybee Island 912-472-4790

Tijuana Flats 1800 E. Victory Dr. Savannah-Midtown 912-344-9111 tijuanaflats.com

Totally Awesome Bar 107 B Whitaker St. Savannah-Downtown 912-495-5945

Tree House 309 W. St. Julian St. Savannah-Downtown

912-239-0095 treehousesavannah.com

Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) 2909 River Dr. Thunderbolt 912-354-9040 www.liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt

Tybee Island Social Club 1311 Butler Ave. Tybee Island 912-472-4044 tybeeislandsocialclub.com

Vic’s on The River 26 E. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown

Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill 417 East River St. Savannah-Downtown

Rusty Rudders Tap House 303 W. River St. Savannah-Downtown 912-944-6302

912-721-1000 vicsontheriver.com

McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St. Savannah-Downtown

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 111 W. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown

The Warehouse 18 E. River St. Savannah-Downtown

Mediterranean Tavern 125 Foxfield Way Pooler

The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave. Tybee Island

Wet Willie’s 101 E. River St. Savannah-Downtown

912-341-8897

912-233-6136 mcdonoughssavannah.com

912-988-1052

Mellow Mushroom 11 W. Liberty St. Savannah-Downtown 912-495-0705 mellowmushroom.com

Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina 2518 Hwy 17 Richmond Hill 912-459-6357 melscoastalcafe.com

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub 311 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-239-9600 macphersonspub.com

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) 110 Towne Center Dr. Pooler 912-348-3200 macphersonspub.com

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) 3742 US-17 Richmond Hill Nickie’s 1971 1513 Butler Ave. Tybee Island 912-786-4444

912-721-4800 ruthschris.com

912-786-8304

Savannah Coffee Roasters 215 West Liberty Street Savannah-Downtown (912) 238-2426

912-234-6003 thewarehousebarandgrille.com

912-233-5650 wetwillies.com

Wild Wing Cafe 27 Barnard St. Savannah-Downtown

Savannah Taphouse 125 E. Broughton St. Savannah-Downtown

912-790-9464 wildwingcafe.com

Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill 65 Fairmont Ave. Savannah-Southside SEED Eco Lounge 39 Montgomery St. Savannah-Downtown

912-208-3700 wildwingcafe.com

912-201-8277 savannahtaphouse.com

912-349-5100

The Sentient Bean 13 E. Park Ave. Savannah-Downtown 912-232-4447 sentientbean.com

Sulfur Studios 2301 Bull St. Savannah-Downtown 912-231-7105 sulfurstudios.org

Sunny’s Lounge 5630 Ogeechee Rd. Savannah-Southside 912-234-6628

Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) 417 Pooler Pkwy. Pooler World of Beer 112 W. Broughton St. Savannah-Downtown 912-443-1515 worldofbeer.com

The Wormhole 2307 Bull St. Savannah-Midtown 912-713-2855 wormholebar.com


CULTURE THE ART•BEAT OF SAVANNAH

SUMMER LOVIN’ at the Paris Market Utah artist Mary Sinner presents ‘Strangely Familiar’

In “Strangely Familiar,” Mary Sinner presents a bright take on summertime. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY SINNER

THE official start date of summer is still a few weeks away, but it’s never too early to dream of sandy beaches, family vacations and riding around with the top down. Luckily, The Paris Market’s latest exhibition, “Strangely Familiar” by Mary Sinner, compiles all the best moments of summer in a neat, bright package to get you in the spirit. “The common thread is summer, but I wouldn’t say the paintings are too obviously connected,” says Sinner. Using an impressionistic style and bright colors, Sinner’s oil paintings capture the capricious feel of summer. Her figures swing, float in the pool, surf, go to fairs—all the standard warm-weather activities show up in her work. Sinner collected her reference images at thrift stores and estate sales, hence the title of the show. “The family photos feel very familiar, like something we’ve all seen in Grandma’s photo album,” she says. “Half of the fun is sifting through other people’s family photos.” Sinner notes that she’s interested in “iconic symbols that migrate through the cultural strata,” an idea she picked up in graduate school when she couldn’t think of anything to paint. “I decided to paint something completely different and personal,” she remembers. “I painted a giant portrait of my dad’s old copper El Camino and my childhood dog, Cookie.” Her graduate committee didn’t quite understand the connection between the car and the dog, but to Sinner, it couldn’t

JUN 7-13, 2017

BY RACHAEL FLORA

rachael@connectsavannah.com

have been clearer. “I saw this painting as a visual metaphor for my childhood, and they saw a giant ode to a strange truck muscle car,” she says. “That painting demonstrates the idea that the image of a muscle car conjures a recognized set of associations, but that it can also become a symbol for something much different depending on the context and/or the viewer.” The paintings of “Strangely Familiar” all fall in line with that thought process. The works encapsulate the feeling of a vintage summer with muscle cars, cateye sunglasses, and surfboards—like the artistic rendering of a Beach Boys song— but they also give the viewer the power to make their own associations within their own memories. Sinner’s thick brush strokes and bright colors give the paintings a summery whimsical feel. “I’m drawn to paintings that [bear] a likeness to the reference and have visual evidence of brush strokes and paint,” she explains. “Sounds silly, but sometimes the actual surface of the painting can be as interesting as the image. I’ve always played a little fast and loose, but I think I’m getting better at balancing the detailed areas with the more painterly abstracted bits.” In many of the works, Sinner uses an abstract background to bring detail to the forefront. Sinner lives and works in Utah; this will be her first time in Savannah. “Paula [Danyluk, owner of The Paris Market] saw my work at a collector’s house,” Sinner recalls. “We connected through her and set up the show from there.” “Strangely Familiar” opens Thursday, June 8 at 5 p.m. and will remain up through the end of July. CS 29


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Savannah Art Museum curator Billie Stultz (r.) and assistant Rafaela Johnson have placed a bronze slave procession from Benin (l.) up front, to address slavery “first thing.” Below, a Congolese nkisi represents the spiritual pleas of the village.

Explore the new Savannah African Art Museum

Vast private collection of artifacts goes public BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

jll@connectsavannah.com

JUN 7-13, 2017

IN THE tranquil Thomas Square neighborhood, the cream-colored, Spanish-style manse stands out among the historic Victorians. But what’s inside sets it apart even further—an entire continent apart, in fact. The Savannah African Art Museum opened quietly a few months ago in this century-old former residence, its sunny rooms now filled with hand-forged bronze 30 sculptures, ceremonial beaded masks and

exquisitely carved wooden totems created by artisans in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and 19 other African countries. Over a thousand artifacts representing 130 individual cultures offer a sense of Africa’s vast size and multi-layered history, providing new contexts and dispelling myths as soon as the front door opens. Greeting visitors in the foyer are a pair of regal figures in the ceremonial costumes of the Kuba kingdom in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the dyed textiles covered in the ubiquitous small, white cowrie shells associated with African art.

“We see a lot of cowrie shells, and they were historically used for trade and currency,” explains the museum’s curator, Billie Stultz. “What’s really interesting is that cowrie shells aren’t indigenous to Africa— they’re from the Indian Ocean.” Before visitors move on to explore the rest of the house, they encounter the museum’s most important piece, front and center in the living room: A metal sculpture from the Kingdom of Benin in Nigeria depicting a line of soldiers leading captors in chains, some on their knees, to slave ships bound for America. “When we talk about African art in this country, in this city, we must acknowledge how Africans came here,” says Stultz. “We want to address it first thing.” From there opens a reintroduction to the tribes and traditions obscured by slavery and mainstream history, the artistry of the Yoruba, Dogon and other people represented amongst the masks, pots, shields and figurines lining the fireplace mantles and windowsills. A fine-featured bronze princess from Burkino Faso rears back on a horse; a king and his wives are carved into a single, massive piece of wood. The breadth of the collection is amplified when it is considered that all of it was collected over three decades by one person. Local businessman and philanthropist Don Kole became fascinated with artisanship of Africa after a visit to the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC more than 30 years ago. Always an avid art collector, he then shifted his passion almost exclusively to objects originating from the complicated continent, amassing a body of work brokered by trusted sources. “The craftsmanship is just spectacular,” marvels Kole. “They created without power tools, without electricity, by the light of a fire.” Except for an exhibit of metal works at Armstrong State University in 2014, the collection—now consisting of thousands of items—has been stored at the Kole Management offices and not been on display to the public. But when the house across the street next door to the Masjid Jihad mosque became available, Kole felt it was the perfect location to showcase the artistic and cultural treasures with the community. “I’ve always wanted to share this, especially with young people,” he says, sitting next his favorite wooden totem pole. “I’ve done it slowly, because I wanted to do it right.” To help curate and manage the space, he hired Stultz, who graduated from SCAD with a double degree in Art History and Museum Studies. She was already aware of the nuanced nature of the work and welcomed the opportunity to bring it to others. “I started off being interested in Egyptian art, but once I began studying the art

of Africa, I realized how deeply rooted it is, and how it has influenced everything else,” says Stultz, citing Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. “You can’t really talk about art without coming back to Africa.” She estimates the museum contains around sixty percent of the entire collection, which is constantly being rotated as new pieces come in. Arranged currently by function—i.e., bowls with bowls, statues with statues—the art will soon be grouped by geographical origin to give visitors a more complete picture of where, when and why it was created. One context the museum’s coordinators hope to resolve is that African art is merely decorative and rarely without higher intentions. “Everything here had a purpose in the community, usually a spiritual one, involving protection or honoring the ancestors,” Stultz clarifies, pointing to the careful beadwork of an egungun, a mask employed by the Yoruba people to connect with departed loved ones, and a life-sized icon called a nkisi by the Congolese people that contains pouches sewn into its shoulders and chest for medicinal herbs. “The act of creating was seen as an act of spiritual worship. There was no separation of artistry and spirituality.” A partnership with the public schools is planned for the fall, and to help with the increased audience the museum recently hired curatorial assistant and registrar Rafaela Johnson. A world traveler with a background in art therapy and youth programming, Johnson is excited about the prospect of working with students who may know very little about Africa. “As an African American, I find this so important because it draws the connection of ‘this is who we were before slavery, this is who we were before the colonists came.’ We were an advanced people,” she avows. “We aren’t really taught that in school. It’s empowering.” Admission to the Savannah African Art Museum is free, and the organization is seeking docents to train for operating hours, currently 11am-4pm, Thursday through Saturday. In the meantime, Kole continues to add to the collection, seeking out pieces that have worldwide relevance, especially the work of renowned Yoruba carver Owole of Ise. “These artistic traditions go back thousands of years, but people don’t realize it,” says the museum founder. “I want it to bring pride to people’s hearts.” CS

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THE ART OF PUPPET PEOPLE FROM THE STUDIO OF ANGELA BEASLEY — Angela Beasley has been a professional puppeteer since 1976. She now owns Angela Beasley’s Puppet People located in Savannah, where she also serves as Director, Instructor, and Master Puppet Maker. June 9-July 28. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. STRANGELY FAMILIAR — Utah-based artist Mary Sinner embraces her sense of curiosity and is interested in iconic symbols that migrate through the cultural strata. Thu., June 8, 5 p.m. theparismarket.com/. Paris Market & Brocante, 36 West Broughton St.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS BIKES IN PRINT — Mike Dale presents his linocuts of bicycles. Through July 30. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. BOHEMIAN BOTANICAL — Displaying an arrangement of styles and mediums, Bohemian Botanicals showcases flora as imagined by Marilyn Sparks, Barbara Northrup, Martha Olson, Jeannine Cook, Hayley Gaberlavage, Tori Anderson, Anna Fox Ryan, and Leah Lopez. Through June 15. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. FILM: HER + HIM — Akram Zaatari’s film “Her + Him” tells the story of Egyptian studio photographer Van Leo and a woman known only as Nadia, who entered Studio Van Leo in 1957 and asked to be photographed in the nude. The film explores the entire series of the images, which documents Nadia undressing in 12 poses, and also includes an in-depth interview with Van Leo about conventions related to his work. Through Sep. 10. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. FRAN THOMAS AND DONNA BOUCHILLON — Two local painters, Fran Thomas and Donna Bouchillon, exhibit their work. Through June 30. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

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GENERATION — This exhibition brings together two generations of Iraqi-Canadian women artists--mother Sawsan Al Saraf and her daughters Tamara and Sundus Abdul Hadi--offering a dialogue between their artworks as to how three members of the same family respond artistically to complex themes of representation, identity, and displacement in a contemporary global world. Through Sep. 10. Jepson Center, 207 West York St.

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GESTURE STUDIES — We aren’t all bad. Rubi McGrory explores and illustrates simple acts of kindness in the show “Gesture Studies,” at Beetnix Gallery. Inspired by signs at recent marches and protests demanding kindness and compassion, McGrory set out to find

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as many examples of that behavior as possible. She collects and illustrates true stories of random kindnesses from all over the world, from toads with hats to birthday parties and public transportation adventures. Beetnix Superfoods & Juice Bar, 18 East Broughton St. GOD AND MODERN MAN — What is the relationship between God and modern man? Through Oct. 15. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. JIM CONE — Savannah’s Picasso hosts this exhibition featuring over 100 works, including “Tybee Nudes” ‘The Art of Puppet People’ at the City’s Cultural Arts Gallery features and “Street People.” Through June 25. 24e, the life and work of Angela Beasley. 24 E. Broughton St. folio of 15 photographs from 1979. Through JOSHUA HILL — For over twenty years July 9. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West Joshua Hill has been raising a family and York St. painting in Savannah. Working as a muralist and faux finisher, he has always sought OBJECTIFIED: STILL LIFES FROM THE a new inspiration. Surrounded by “leftover” PERMANENT COLLECTION — Objectified paints from his many projects, he began to considers the traditional genre of still life as paint canvas with the acrylics. Continuing his represented in the works of Telfair Musesearch for a voice for his creativity, he studied ums’ permanent collection. Presenting still the conversations begun by Claude Monet lifes from the late 19th century through the and the Impressionist movement. Through present day, this exhibition invites viewers to June 30. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educaconsider the genre as a form ripe for artistic tional Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. exploration. Through June 11. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. KAHLIL GIBRAN AND THE FEMININE DIVINE — Renowned for his literary masterPROPAGANDA OF WAR — The posters, piece “The Prophet,” Lebanese-American art- designed and realized by Wendy Melton, the ist and writer Kahlil Gibran began experiment- Curator of Exhibits and Education, retain the ing with the visual arts at a young age. Telfair style and flavor of historic referents, which Museums proudly boasts the largest public are included in the exhibition. Wendy has collection of visual art by Kahlil Gibran in the reinforced the connection to Savannah by United States. Through Jan. 2, 2018. telfair. including exhibits featuring Ocean Steamship org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 Company of Savannah ships sunk in both West York St. world wars by German submarines. Through Oct. 15. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea LAW AND MUSIC — Through this exhibit, the Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd City hopes to continue Law’s legacy of education and encourage others to discover music SHOCKED AND AMAZED: VINTAGE PHOthey may not be familiar with. The exhibit TOGRAPHS — PULP Bookstore and Gallery features content from W. W. Law’s music, celebrates its opening with an eye-popping book, periodical, and photograph collections. exhibition of vintage circus sideshow, mediThrough Jan. 1, 2018. Beach Institute, 502 E. cal and crime and punishment photographs Harris St. from the 1880s to 1960s. Over 80 original images plus a pictorial tribute to 50s pinup icon NEAL SLAVIN: GROUPS IN AMERICA — Bettie Page. Through July 8, 6 p.m. PULP Neal Slavin is a celebrated photographer Bookstore and Gallery, 412 Martin Luther well known for his keen portraits of various King Jr. Drive. groups of people in the United States and abroad. This installation comes from a port-


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THE SAVANNAH community is evergrateful for the heady pours of craft beer served down at Southbound Brewing Company. As a local business, the brewery finds it important to celebrate the folks, nonprofits, and companies that make Savannah the city we love. Enter Toast of the Town, a recurring event that invites local do-gooders to brew a special one-off beer and raise a souvenir glass to their achievements. “The idea was to, once a month, give back to the community somehow and team up with something local at Southbound and try to bring in as many local people as we can,” explains Natalie Alexander, Southbound’s Manager of tours and events. “Usually it’s kind of like a local celebrity, like the Rock 106.1. guys. But there are lots of people in town and lots of charities.” Since its inception, Toast of the Town has saluted local social media favorite The Stone Stairs of Death to benefit St. Jude’s Pediatric Cancer Center, Lutheran Services of Georgia’s Refugee Services Program, Chive On Savannah as a benefit for 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, and many more. Each event is a unique opportunity for locals to learn about charities and support their causes, get to know their neighbors, and enjoy a very special brew. This month, Southbound is throwing a bash for Central Animal Hospital in celebration of their sixth Best of Savannah win. The Starland-based business has been voted Best Veterinary Clinic for six years in a row in Connect Savannah’s reader poll, and in the eyes of Southbound, that calls for a party with a cause. “It’s a congrats to Central since they got Best Vet, but we want to give back too, so that’s where One Love [Animal Rescue] comes into play,” says Alexander. “Central and One Love go hand-in-hand…and, we love puppies!”

Central’s Dr. Cara Ann Hammons is appreciative of the Best Of win, noting that Central strives to make customers comfortable in their hip, welcoming space. “We have a really modern feel,” she says. “It’s not a stuffy vet clinic! We’re really down-to-earth and there’s a cool vibe to it, especially being in Starland. It fits in with everything, and I think people flock to that.” The evening will serve as a benefit for One Love Animal Rescue. Central often teams up with the local nonprofit and opens its doors for One Love’s found critters. “When the find fosters, they’ll bring them in to us to get them up-to-date before or after adoption,” Dr. Hammons says. Jeremy Hammons, Small Batch Coordinator at Southbound, has brewed a Raspberry Witbier called “Rock & Roll Doctor” to be tapped on the day of the event. “We wanted to do something light and very drinkable and refreshing,” explains Alexander. “It gets kind of warm in here! It’s something everyone can enjoy that has some flavor and is still light and crisp.” Southbound is always dog-friendly, but Saturday’s event will have some special VIPs: Very Important Pooches. “One Love is going to bring some dogs that are available for adoption,” Alexander says. Get to know the pups, get a bite from Chazito’s Latin Cuisine food truck, parked outside, and savor a 36-ounce beer and a koozie or a six-pack on your way out. ‘Everyone can enjoy the evening and learn more about One Love,” says Alexander. CS

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OF ALL the equipment in the kitchen, the chef’s knife is the most personal and useful tool you’ll ever want for. Its general shape hasn’t changed since the Middle Ages. The standard European design was meant to be as utilitarian as possible to slice, dice, and butcher. The chef/cook’s knife cost a lot of money back then as is true today, and so had to perform many tasks well to warrant the expense. It used to be that carbon steel knives were the ones to get. They could be easily sharpened to a razor edge. The best Japanese knives still are but they are prone to rust if you are not meticulous in their care. Then came stainless steel knives. They kept an edge longer then the softer carbon steel blades and didn’t rust but they were heavy and brittle. When they go dull they have to be professionally sharpened, unless you happen to own a belt grinder. In more recent times we have the best of both worlds in high carbon stainless steel blades. The worst is the stamped “Never Sharp” knives sold in a block to unsuspecting newlyweds, college students, and thrifty minded home cooks. Relax, if bludgeoning a chicken or two with some vegetables works for you, then save your money. Buyer beware, even the good brands sell these knife-like substitutes. As far as quality goes, it comes at a price. For a good chef knife, be prepared to drop a

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minimum of $120. There are the different weights, length and styles to consider for your perfect knife but much of that is personal taste. As a general rule, a good quality knife is balanced between the blade and handle. This is why you hold the knife in the middle to keep in full balanced control, more like shaking hands and less like auditioning for the next Psycho movie. First rule in knife skills is always know where the blade is, and your fingers. Being able to count to ten after cutting up a carrot is not only impressive but somehow reassuring to your guests and employers. In the professional role, we tend to go for the 10-inch bladed chef’s knife as our work horse. It’s big enough to take on most tasks in the kitchen without having to change knives too often. I recommend for the home cook three knives: the 8-10- inch chef’s knife, a 3-inch paring knife and a 6-inch boning knife, plus a 10-12 inch Steel (more on that in a moment). Those are really all you need to accomplish the lion’s share of knife work in most kitchens. I recommend buying them individually and not in a set or block. The sets sell you what they want to sell not necessarily what you need.  On the TV and in cookbooks they’ll show you how to hold the food with your curled fingertips as the side of the knife blade brushes against your fore knuckles. You make a sawing motion with your blade and move the food into the knives’ path. Feel awkward and unnatural? Good, you’re doing it right, as long as you keep your finger tips out of the way. After practice this will feel more natural but it takes time. Speed will come with that time, don’t force it. Remember how good it will feel being able to count to ten. With speed comes better uniformity in your cuts, for some reason going too slowly people tend to over think the cut. You’re using a sawing motion to optimize the cutting force of the knife. A straight-edge knife, on a microscopic level is serrated with many tiny teeth, just like a saw.  This brings me to a very misunderstood tool, The Steel. It’s also known as a honing rod and a sharpening steel. Let me be perfectly clear, a Steel does

not sharpen. If your knife is dull, no matter how Harry Potter you get, the steel doesn’t sharpen! Its function is to hone the edge of the knife. What that means is that through the course of usage those tiny little teeth have come out of alignment and the edge isn’t as effective. Running both sides of the knife edge at a 15-20 degree angle on a steel say 8 to 10 times each side realigns the teeth, sometimes called bringing up the edge. To better maintain the edge of your knife, it’s a good practice to get into steeling your knife before you use it. As a starter knife let me suggest to you the practical multitasker of the Far East. I speak of the Chinese Chef Knife. Yes, it looks like a meat cleaver. Once you get over the intimidation factor you’ll appreciate its utilitarian design. It’s easy to learn knife skills with its deep blade. It’s simple to maintain and affordable, $20+. The wide blade was designed to crush garlic/ginger and scoop up the chopped food and convey it to your hot pan. The handle was designed to grind spices in a mortar. Its spade-like blade is perfect for finely chopping fresh herbs or mincing onions. The takeaway here is for you to discover what works better for you and to question what you really need. I suggested getting a boning knife but if you never break down whole chickens or other butchering projects, you can save your money. A decent paring knife can do double duty for the small tasks of the butchering you will do, like trimming silver skin or cutting away excess fat. I’ve also suggested getting a steel to better maintain the knife’s edge. While these are not expensive, they’re like home exercise equipment. You may have all the best intentions but if it’s just sitting in a drawer only to be brought out for show on Thanksgiving, save your money.  As more and more people are getting into cooking for health, creativity, and fun, its easy to see why many people hate to cook. It can easily be a frustrating and unrewarding experience in the kitchen as you slowly press the life out of that poor Vidalia in a fog of tears. I well remember those days. A sharp knife would have helped. CS


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OOO Wonder Woman is the right movie at the right time—and for all the right reasons. Following the underwhelming trio of Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and especially Man of Steel, it’s the first movie in the DC Expanded Universe worthy of its guaranteed box office riches. Following the desultory likes of Catwoman, Elektra and (going waaaay back) Supergirl, it’s the first decent superhero film centered on a female protagonist. Following a rash of genre flicks that mistake nihilism for gravitas, it’s one of the few to unequivocally maintain that there’s still a place for uncompromised champions in our world. Following…well, nothing, actually…it’s the first major superhero film directed by a woman (unless one wants to make the argument that Punisher: War Zone, helmed by Lexi Alexander, was “major”). And following a seven-month (and counting) period which could be tagged Orange Is the New Bleak—during which a misogynistic Cretin-In-Chief and his army of racists, rapists, rednecks and reprobates continue to ratchet up the war on women— it proudly showcases a remarkable Gal who doesn’t suffer foolish men gladly. Just try grabbing her by the *ahem* and she’ll break your arm in three different places. In the grand scheme of all things cinematically superheroic, Wonder Woman takes its cue from the greatest of all such films. Like 1978’s Superman, this new movie views its central figure as someone to admire without reservation. In true origin-story fashion, it begins with Diana still a little girl on Themyscira, the island home

of the Amazonians. Diana basically has two mommies: her actual mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), and her aunt Antiope (Robin Wright), who trains her to become a fierce warrior princess. It’s after Diana has become an adult (played by Gal Gadot) that she receives her first glimpse of the outside world. That’s due to the sudden appearance of Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), an American pilot whose plane goes down in the surrounding waters. Rescued by Diana, he explains of the global conflict—World War I—that’s devastating the rest of the planet and how he himself was working undercover in order to infiltrate a German factory where a new strain of deadly gas was being manufactured.  Believing that Ares, the God of War as well as the Amazonians’ Public Enemy #1, is behind this terrible conflict, Diana agrees to accompany Steve back to civilization in order to personally slay Ares and thus stop the war. What follows are some of the most involving sequences seen in a superhero saga in many a multiplex moon. As perfectly embodied by Gadot, Princess Diana (tagged Diana Prince by Steve in an attempt to make her not stand out so much; good luck with that!) is compassionate and curious – a winning combination in any person.  Her “Crocodile” Dundee-like introduction to bustling London life leads to some amusing interludes (a baby! ice cream! revolving doors!), and Pine expertly plays off her delight at new discoveries by having Steve respond with a disarming mix of

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amusement and admiration. Directed by Patty Jenkins (who previously guided Charlize Theron to a Best Actress Oscar for 2003’s Monster) from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, Wonder Woman is more straightforward in its narrative spinning than most superhero flicks of late, with (aside from the bookend scenes) none of the cross-pollination that has lately been turning these films into the big-screen equivalents of DallasKnots Landing or Buffy the Vampire Slayer-Angel. In many ways, though, this streamlining places more urgency on the matters at hand, in effect charging them with greater emotional weight. The “No Man’s Land” sequence is superb not only in its staging as an action set-piece but also in its sociopolitical ramifications, as a visibly distraught Diana wages a battle for the displaced refugees that everyone else is either unable or unwilling to help. If there’s a crucial flaw in Wonder Woman, it’s one that plagues the vast majority of these superhero yarns. After approximately two hours of smoothly mixing action and exposition, the end buckles under the weight of CGI overkill. Here’s another battle royale that wears out its welcome, and trimming it by even five minutes would have been appreciated.  Still, that’s about the only complaint that can be lobbed at Wonder Woman, an exciting and empowering film that stops the current trend of only DC’s competition producing marvelous entertainment.

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OO´ The big-screen version of the imbecilic TV series that ruled ‘90s television, Baywatch is pretty much indefensible. Nevertheless, like My Cousin Vinny bucking the odds in the courtroom, allow me to defend at least parts of it. Those would be the parts involving a charismatic leading man and no small measure of knowing laughs. A movie based on a show about brainbaked lifeguards isn’t going to stir memories of, say, A Man for All Seasons or The King’s Speech or even Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but within its own parameters, Baywatch knows the territory. The plot is flimsy but enough to get the movie from point A to point B (if not much beyond): Stalwart lifeguards defend their stretch of the beach against criminals hoping to seize it for their own nefarious purposes. On second thought, flimsy might be too strong a word. The MVP is, of course, the impossibly appealing Dwayne Johnson, cast as head lifeguard Mitch. The film has fun playing off the actor’s image as everyone’s best – and best-built – buddy, and he’s equally ingratiating whether receiving or (more often) delivering the cutting zingers. 38 Mitch’s favorite target is a narcissistic

Olympian named Matt Brody, and Zac Efron surely deserves some sort of Good Sport award for allowing himself to be the movie’s version of Lou Costello. That Baywatch was written entirely by men can be deduced by simple math. There are four beautiful women in the primary cast (Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Ilfenesh Hadera as lifeguards and Priyanka Chopra as the villain) but only two beautiful men (Johnson and Efron). The inequality is partly because the other male lifeguard is the audience surrogate, a shlub who looks like Josh-Gad-with-training-wheels. The character of Ronnie (played by Jon Bass) is there for the same reason that Ron Jeremy has prevailed in porn, so that ordinary, uncool guys can excitedly point and breathlessly intone, “If he can make it with the ladies, then, by God, so can I!” This Josh Gad Jr. isn’t particularly funny or endearing, but he of course gets the girl (well, one of the girls) — this bit of wish fulfillment should add an extra five or so million to the domestic box office. On the other hand, the only nudity in the film comes not from the four beautiful women or the two beautiful men but from this guy, so maybe subtract a mil due to the expected gay panic on the part of the intended audience. Speaking of the male writers, it took three separate teams of two guys – six total writers! – to produce this script. It was probably worth the piling-on, considering one team was previously responsible for Norbit, one for Freddy vs. Jason, and one for those inane Night at the Museum flicks. Perhaps these gents were able to weed out much of each other’s rancid material, allowing several amusing bits to float to the top. On the other hand, the juvenile antics that do drag down the picture – moments like Mini-Me Josh Gad unable to conceal his erection or Efron fondling a corpse’s testicles – clearly reveal the fingerprints of man-children who have previously toiled for the likes of Kevin James, Jimmy Fallon and The Smurfs. It’s too bad a skilled comic writer like Tina Fey wasn’t tapped to drop the boyswill-be-boys drivel and beef up the potent bits that were already in place. Or how about Aaron Sorkin? I imagine Aaron Sorkin writing a Baywatch movie would pretty much be on bucket lists left and right. But I digress. Bottom line: Baywatch ain’t great, but after such duds as that King Arthur clunker and the latest Jack Sparrow droppings, you could do worse than a day at the beach.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

O´ The least sea-worthy – make that seeworthy – film in the deathless franchise,

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the sort of big-budget extravaganza that’s exhausting in the worst way. Whereas the brightest blockbusters leave audiences feeling happily drained thanks to a sense of adventure and plenty of adrenaline-pumping excitement, the poorest ones wear viewers out through a bullheaded combination of unnecessary bloat, tiresome developments, and – to paraphrase that Shakespeare guy – unrelenting sound and fury, signifying absolutely nothing at all. After sitting through a movie like Dead Men Tell No Tales, you don’t want to rush out and tell your friends to see it. You just want to take a nap. It’s been six years since the last Pirates of the Caribbean picture drifted into theaters, and a full 14 years since the original film made its debut. Like all that have preceded it, this fifth entry is primarily built around Johnny Depp and his character of Jack Sparrow, and why not? It was the first Pirates feature that turned Depp into a genuine movie star and earned him his first Oscar nomination, and he’s always been the bloodline of this franchise. Unfortunately, that blood is running thin these days – with Depp having spent the last several years playing caricatures rather than characters (The Mad Hatter, Tonto and more), there’s no longer any novelty to what was once a blazingly original creation. His Jack Sparrow is now just a Jack-in-the-box, popping out at regular intervals to amuse the kids. Brenton Thwaites, the bland hero in last year’s Gods of Egypt, is the bland hero here as well, playing the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann (original series co-stars Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley). For reasons too convoluted to explain, he’s but one of many people seeking the fabled Trident of Poseidon, joined in his quest by Jack and an astronomer named Carina (Kaya Scodelario). Captain Barbossa (returning Geoffrey Rush) is still on the scene, and there’s a new villain in the form of Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), a murderous spirit who blames Jack for his present ethereal state. For a movie that never stops moving, Dead Men Tell No Tales is astoundingly dull, choked to death by expensive CGI, lumbering set-pieces, and a script seemingly cobbled together even after production was underway. A couple of the earlier films featured Keith Richards as Jack’s father. Figuring that a Rolling Stone cameo should be matched by a Beatles cameo, this one showcases a brief appearance by Paul McCartney as Jack’s uncle. It’s an apt inclusion, since a message to the makers of this franchise can be found right there in The Beatles discography: Let It Be.

ALIEN: COVENANT

OOO To say that Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel from 2012, divided audiences would be an understatement. Championed in some quarters for expanding the franchise’s mythology and lambasted in others for being too cerebral, the film was subjected to mixed word-of-mouth and saw its box office plummet after a strong opening weekend. Perhaps mindful of the criticism yet not completely willing to dumb down the franchise, Scott has returned with Alien: Covenant, a movie that adds more action to the mix while also keeping the more philosophical points intact. Ironically, Scott will doubtless still get blasted by the naysayers, since fanboys are sure to gripe about the mixing and matching of styles. Yet more discerning viewers should find this a worthy experience, and if it recycles some beloved Alien/Aliens moments a bit too slavishly—well, so did Star Wars: The Force Awakens with the Lucas flicks, and that worked out nicely. Once again, the crew of a space vessel— in this case, Covenant, a ship transporting two thousand sleeping inhabitants to a distant planet ripe for colonization— answers a mysterious call emanating from an unknown source. Seeking its origin, the crew members—among them the resilient Daniels (Katherine Waterston), timid leader Oram (Billy Crudup) and the android Walter (Michael Fassbender)— find themselves on a planet that seems perfectly suitable for the human race. And then they meet David (also Fassbender), the android from the mission detailed in Prometheus. No significant spoilers here, but let’s just say we find out what’s up with Prometheus lead character Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace), what became of the Engineers, and how the alien monsters will again figure into the proceedings. Working in references to Milton, Michelangelo and Percy Shelley, it’s clear that Alien: Covenant isn’t a typical summer blockbuster. For that, credit the new team of writers for building on the character brought to life by Fassbender in the previous film. David is one of the most complex and fascinating characters in the entire Alien franchise. When it comes to helming suspenseful set-pieces, Scott remains at the top of his game, with at least two tremendous sequences that are directed for maximum payoff. That’s not to say there aren’t some missteps. The climactic skirmish on top of a moving vessel comes off as overkill, and there’s a plot twist so obvious that even someone with the I.Q. of a slug should be able to figure it out. Yet even the occasional flaw can’t prevent Alien: Covenant from fulfilling its obligation as sound summertime entertainment. CS


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AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.

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.

Savannah Art Walk

Savannah Art Walk is an opportunity to explore the plethora of exquisite and diverse galleries of the Historic District. Gather for the free welcome reception at the River Street Inn, meet some sponsoring artists, grab your map and begin. Experience the tour on foot or by Old Savannah Tour Trolley. SECOND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 3-6 P.M. SAVANNAHARTWALK.COM.

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 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 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

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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.

CLASSES, CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

ADULT CAKE CLASSES: 102 In this class participants will learn to pipe a variety of patterns using buttercream, make flowers, and write words with a steady flow. This class is geared towards people who’d like to learn the basics of buttercream. Participants must have completed Buttercream #101 before advancing to #102. Materials and refreshments provided. This Class is held monthly (Every 2nd Sat.). $50.00 Sat., June 10, 5-7 p.m. 912-8263976. rinconsweets@gmail.com. eventbrite. com/o/the-cake-mix-academy-8551975696. The Cake Mix Academy, 5936 Georgia 21. AERIAL YOGA CLASSES Increase flexibility and strength using aerial yoga, a relatively new approach to

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13TH COLONY PATRIOTS Conservative political activists that meet the 13th of each month. Dedicated to preserving the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. See Facebook page for meeting location. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-604-4048. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. GREEN PARTY OF CHATHAM COUNTY People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. ONE OF THE GUYS Guys, have you found yourself in a social rut, or just have a need for the art of conversation? Make a change in 2016. The past decade a diverse group of guys have been getting together about every two weeks to share dinner and opinions on just about any topic. No membership requirements or dues. Just an open mind and willingness to expand your friendship base. For more information visit us on Facebook at Savannah Men’s Club, or if you prefer, email details/questions to savannahmensclub@gmail.com. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. VICTORIAN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS Open to all residents, property owners and businesses located between Anderson and Gwinnett, M.L.King,Jr. Blvd to East Broad Street. Free second Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-233-0352. 1308 West, Henry St. and Montgomery St. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

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Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. SAV.CLAYSTUDIO@GMAIL.COM

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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 Wednesday 6:45pm and Saturday 12:30pm. Class size limited. Required to register online ahead of time 25 Sat., June 10, 12:30-1:45 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. com. thestudiosav.net/aerial-silk-arts. html. thestudiosav.net. The STUDIO, 2805-b Roger Lacey Dr. ART, MUSIC, PIANO, VOICE COACHING Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. BASIC SELF DEFENSE Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. 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. 40 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. CREATIVITY COACHING Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at www.laurenl.com/creativity_ coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Dawn Baker will sponsor this premier leadership experience, designed to empower high school sophomore and junior young ladies to explore their leadership potential, build character, and strengthen their personal confidence by identifying and prioritizing their own value and belief systems. The academy is free and open to current 9th and 10th grade young ladies in public and private schools in Chatham,

Bryan and Liberty counties. Application deadline is April 12, 2017. June 12-16. 912232-6048. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. 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. ESSENTIAL SELF DEFENSE Develop situational awareness and learn vital self defense and crime survival techniques. No experience needed. Appropriate for all adults. 30.00 Thu., June 8, 6-7 p.m. 912-236-9013. dan@ fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com/. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. 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. 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. LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES SUMMER READING PROGRAM Live Oak Public Libraries presents “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program June 1 – July 31. SRP offers engaging


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activities and programs for children ages 0 – 18 at libraries throughout Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Participants can earn exciting reading rewards and entries for the Grand Prize drawing. Visit your library or www.liveoakpl. org/srp2017/ for details. Free and open to the public. Through July 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. liveoakpl.org/srp2017/. liveoakpl.org. Live Oak Public Libraries, 2002 Bull Street. 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 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 Photography Workshops: Beginner to Advanced level. 4-hour sessions. $250 per student. See website for complete list. 410251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography. com. chrismorrisphotography.com/learn. 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. POWER FIT DEFENSE Have fun! Get fit! Develop lightning speed and explosive power. Slash your reaction time through modern “responsive” training techniques that challenge your mind, as well as your body. Recommended for active adults. No experience needed. Wear loose clothing and workout shoes. 30.00 Thu., June 8, 7-8 p.m. and Tue., June 13, 7-8 p.m. 912-236-9013. dan@fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com/. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. POWER FIT YOUTH This fun, active class for boys and girls, ages 10-14, combines traditional Taekwon-Do techniques with modern responsive training methods to develop both body and mind. Build speed, power, and coordination. Develop self-confidence and practice appropriate responses to deal with bullying and harassment. 20.00 Tue., June 13, 6-7 p.m. 912-346-9013. dan@ fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com/.

fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. POWER SELF DEFENSE Get fit and develop powerful selfdefense skills. For active adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. R & B LINE DANCING R & B Line Dance class for beginners or for those that just wanna dance. Great cardio workout and an easy way to stay in shape. no fee Thu., June 8, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-4848810- Ms. B. Liberty City Community Center, 1401 Mills B Ln Blvd. R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. hlamont70@yahoo.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. REIKI TREATMENT Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail request for appointment/ Fee base at 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. THE VINE SAVANNAH STAGHORN WORKSHOP The owners of The Vine, a landscape and event design team based in St. Simons, will lead a workshop on how to mount your very own Staghorn Fern onto reclaimed wood provided by Sons of Sawdust, a CONTINUES ON P. 42

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1 Like “der” words, in Ger. 5 “48 Hours Investigates” host Lesley 10 Bus route 14 Palindromic Italian digit 15 Jason who will play Aquaman in 2018 16 Ride-sharing app 17 “Va-va-___!” 18 Bring together 19 “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” spinoff 20 Character on a cel 23 “Unleaded” drink 24 Maker of Centipede 25 Takes much too seriously, for short? 26 “Carmen” highlight, e.g. 30 Some Italian models 33 Third-generation actress who co-starred in “Jackie Brown” 36 “The Secret ___ Success” 39 “Fences” star Davis 40 “Back in the ___” (Beatles tune) 41 Did some birthday prep work, maybe 44 Bicycle shorts material 45 Sacred promise 46 Trucker’s compartment 49 Civic’s make 52 Like theremin noises, usually 54 Toys that are making the rounds in 2017 news? 58 Waitstaff’s handout 59 Crowdfunding targets

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1 Name in men’s watches 2 Made amends 3 Zeno’s followers 4 “Girl, Interrupted” character? 5 Blue matter 6 Quality of voice 7 Enclosed in 8 Labor leader Jimmy who mysteriously disappeared 9 ___ on thick (exaggerate) 10 Extravagant 11 Portuguese, by default 12 “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Leakes 13 “___ Yes!” (1970s political placard) 21 Way out there 22 Angler’s spear 27 Break apart 28 “Oops! ... ___ It Again” 29 Disco-era term meaning “galore” 31 Six-pointers, briefly 32 Saloth ___ (Pol Pot’s

birth name) 33 Secondary result of a chemical reaction 34 Film director Kazan 35 The last U.S. president with a prominent mustache 36 X, of Twitch’s “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” marathon, e.g. 37 “Frizzle ___” (1990 Primus album) 38 Electric can openers and pencil sharpeners, e.g. 42 Guilty feeling 43 Nostalgic time, perhaps 46 Like porcelain dolls you just know are staring right at you 47 Fly guys 48 Compared with 50 “L’Absinthe” painter 51 Lagoon surrounder 53 “Return of the Jedi” moon 54 Afrobeat composer Kuti 55 “Quién ___?” (“Who knows?”) 56 “Call Mr. ___, that’s my name, that name again is Mr. ___” (jingle from one of Homer Simpson’s business ventures) 57 Unspecified philosophies 58 It might cover the continent

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woodworking team based in Athens. $60 Sat., June 10, 6 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. YOUTH AND TEEN AERIAL SILK CLASSES Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. 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. Also ask about the week-long, intensive Sixteenth Annual Zona Rosa Writing and Living Retreat,Tybee Island, July 22-29, 2017. ongoing. 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. 42 Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd.

COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. GEECHEE SAILING CLUB Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education, and fellowship.Member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. geecheesailingclub.org. liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. 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. HOW TO DOMINATE LOCAL GOOGLE SEARCH Register for NuBarter and Phoenix Consulting’s Lunch & Learn and unlock the mysteries of SEO. Find out how can you dominate Google’s Local Search. There will be an educational presentation and a valuable Q&A to help get your business on the right SEO track. While you’re having lunch and learning all these great things, enjoy the Gingerbread House and all it has to offer. Boxed lunch by Unforgettable Bakery & Café. Members$5 Trade - Non-Members-$10 Cash Thu., June 8, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bruce Beaird: 912-373-6633::Gary Field: 912-631-6808. dvineeventssavannah@gmail.com. evite. me/cdvNbRe8WY. The Gingerbread House, 1921 Bull Street. 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. R/C CAR CLUB RACE The SCORE R/C club will be having a competitive race at Phil Hurd Raceway inside of Lake Mayer Park. Typical classes are 1/10th and 1/8th scale off-road cars, buggies, and trucks. Practice starts at 9AM and the driver meeting begins at 11:45AM. The public is welcome to come watch. This event is pending weather, please see www.PhilHurdRC.com for schedule updates. $15 for the first class and $5 for each additional (Less if you’re a club member). Sat., June 10, 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m. SCOREatPhilHurdRaceway@gmail.com. PhilHurdRC.com. Phil Hurd Raceway, Lake Mayer Rd. 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. 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. 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. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/ daily-tours. scad.edu/. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. SPIES AND MYSTERIES BOOK CLUB A book club for readers who love thrillers, spy novels, and mysteries. We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm. None second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. TOASTMASTERS Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. thincsavannah.com. Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull


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St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. vvasav.com. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.

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$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. AIKIDO CLASSES Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, ‘O Sensei’ or (‘Great Teacher’). On a purely physical level it is an art involving throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and Kenjutsu (open hand and weapon based techniques). Beyond the self defense aspects of the art its true goal is to challenge its practitioners to discover their best selves. $50/month for JEA Members, $70/month for NonMembers, or $80/8-class punch card Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-6040958, 912-346-2650. AikiNorm@aol.com, AikidoBilly@hotmail.com. CoastalAikido. com. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. 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. first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BEACH BODY WORKOUTS WITH LAURA MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session

Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. BEASTMODE FITNESS GROUP TRAINING Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. 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. 912-355-

8811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. FREE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 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

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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

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)

If you chose me as your relationship guide, I’d counsel you and your closest ally to be generous with each other; to look for the best in each other and praise each other’s beauty and strength. If you asked me to help foster your collaborative zeal, I’d encourage you to build a shrine in honor of your bond -- an altar that would invoke the blessings of deities, nature spirits, and the ancestors. If you hired me to advise you on how to keep the fires burning and the juices flowing between you two, I’d urge you to never compare your relationship to any other, but rather celebrate the fact that it’s unlike any other in the history of the planet.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

The Milky Way Galaxy contains more than 100 billion stars. If they were shared equally, every person on Earth could have dominion over at least 14. I mention this because you’re in a phase when it makes sense for you to claim your 14. Yes, I’m being playful, but I’m also quite serious. According to my analysis of the upcoming weeks, you will benefit from envisaging big, imaginative dreams about the riches that could be available to you in the future. How much money do you want? How much love can you express? How thoroughly at home in the world could you feel? How many warm rains would you like to dance beneath? How much creativity do you need to keep reinventing your life? Be extravagant as you fantasize.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

“When I grow up, I’m not sure what I want to be.” Have you ever heard that thought bouncing around your mind, Gemini? Or how about this one: “Since I can’t decide what I want to be, I’ll just be everything.” If you have been tempted to swear allegiance to either of those perspectives, I suggest it’s time to update your relationship with them. A certain amount of ambivalence about commitment and receptivity to myriad possibilities will always be appropriate for you. But if you hope to fully claim your birthright, if you long to ripen into your authentic self, you’ll have to become ever-more definitive and specific about what you want to be and do.

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As a Cancerian myself, I’ve had days when I’ve stayed in bed from morning to nightfall, confessing my fears to my imaginary friends and eating an entire cheesecake. As an astrologer, I’ve noticed that these blue patches seem more likely to occur during the weeks before my birthday each year. If you go through a similar blip any time soon, here’s what I recommend: Don’t feel guilty about it. Don’t resist it. Instead, embrace it fully. If you feel lazy and depressed, get REALLY lazy and depressed. Literally hide under the

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

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covers with your headphones on and feel sorry for yourself for as many hours as it takes to exhaust the gloom and emerge renewed.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

In the early days of the Internet, “sticky” was a term applied to websites that were good at drawing readers back again and again. To possess this quality, a content provider had to have a knack for offering text and images that web surfers felt an instinctive yearning to bond with. I’m reanimating this term so I can use it to describe you. Even if you don’t have a website, you now have a soulful adhesiveness that arouses people’s urge to merge. Be discerning how you use this stuff. You may be stickier than you realize!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Ancient Mayans used chili and magnolia and vanilla to prepare exotic chocolate drinks from cacao beans. The beverage was sacred and prestigious to them. It was a centerpiece of cultural identity and an accessory in religious rituals. In some locales, people were rewarded for producing delectable chocolate with just the right kind and amount of froth. I suspect, Virgo, that you will soon be asked to do the equivalent of demonstrating your personal power by whipping up the best possible chocolate froth. And according to my reading of the astrological omens, the chances are good you’ll succeed.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Do you have your visa for the wild side? Have you packed your bag of tricks? I hope you’ll bring gifts to dispense, just in case you’ll need to procure favors in the outlying areas where the rules are a bit loose. It might also be a good idea to take along a skeleton key and a snake-bite kit. You won’t necessarily need them. But I suspect you’ll be offered magic cookies and secret shortcuts, and it would be a shame to have to turn them down simply because you’re unprepared for the unexpected.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You’re like a prince or princess who has been turned into a frog by the spell of a fairy tale villain. This situation has gone on for a while. In the early going, you retained a vivid awareness that you had been transformed. But the memory of your origins has faded, and you’re no longer working so diligently to find a way to change back into your royal form. Frankly, I’m concerned. This horoscope is meant to remind you of your mission. Don’t give up! Don’t lose hope! And take extra good care of your frog-self, please.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

People might have ideas about you that are at odds with

how you understand yourself. For example, someone might imagine that you have been talking trash about them -- even though you haven’t been. Someone else may describe a memory they have about you, and you know it’s a distorted version of what actually happened. Don’t be surprised if you hear even more outlandish tales, too, like how you’re stalking Taylor Swift or conspiring with the One World Government to force all citizens to eat kale every day. I’m here to advise you to firmly reject all of these skewed projections. For the immediate future, it’s crucial to stand up for your right to define yourself -- to be the final authority on what’s true about you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

“God doesn’t play dice with the universe,” said Albert Einstein. In response, another Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Niels Bohr, said to Einstein, “Stop giving instructions to God.” I urge you to be more like Bohr than Einstein in the coming weeks, Capricorn. As much as possible, avoid giving instructions to anyone, including God, and resist the temptation to offer advice. In fact, I recommend that you abstain from passing judgment, demanding perfection, and trying to compel the world to adapt itself to your definitions. Instead, love and accept everything and everyone exactly as they are right now.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

*Lysistrata* is a satire by ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes. It takes place during the war between Athens and Sparta. The heroine convinces a contingent of women to withhold sexual privileges from the soldiers until they stop fighting. “I will wear my most seductive dresses to inflame my husband’s ardor,” says one. “But I will never yield to his desires. I won’t raise my legs towards the ceiling. I will not take up the position of the Lioness on a Cheese Grater.” Regardless of your gender, Aquarius, your next assignment is twofold: 1. Don’t be like the women in the play. Give your favors with discerning generosity. 2. Experiment with colorful approaches to pleasure like the Lioness with a Cheese Grater, the Butterfly Riding the Lizard, the Fox Romancing the River, and any others you can dream up.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Take your seasick pills. The waves will sometimes be higher than your boat. Although I don’t think you’ll capsize, the ride may be wobbly. And unless you have waterproof clothes, it’s probably best to just get naked. You WILL get drenched. By the way, don’t even fantasize about heading back to shore prematurely. You have good reasons to be sailing through the rough waters. There’s a special “fish” out there that you need to catch. If you snag it, it will feed you for months -- maybe longer.


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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. facebook.com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. ZUMBA FITNESS (R) WITH APRIL Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.

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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. DESOTO GRILLE FAREWELL BRUNCH Nearing the end of its multimillion-dollar renovation, the DeSoto Hilton is preparing for one of the last major changes to take place as part of the total transformation into one of Sotherly Hotels’ signature properties. The DeSoto Grille will serve its final Sunday brunch, a traditionally popular service for the restaurant for both locals and visitors. $21.95 for full buffet spread desotohilton. com/. Desoto Hilton, 15 E. Liberty St. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. info@foxyloxycafe.com. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. 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. PREPARE SUNDAY SUPPERS AT UNION MISSION Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. TASTE OF LUCKY’S MARKET Sample products from all Lucky’s departments. Free luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St. TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave. WINE SAMPLING Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.

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BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah

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Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. speechandhearingsav.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. LABOR AND DELIVERY TOUR Want to take a look around before the big day? Register for a tour of our labor and delivery areas. The tour is held once a month and fills up quickly, so please register early. Call 912-350-BORN (2676). second Sunday of every month. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. MAYBE YOU’RE NOT SICK, YOU’RE THIRSTY Are You Sick of being Sick? Learn the first step in helping your body get on the road to healing itself. Every Tuesday we will educate you on the dangers of bottled, tap, reverse osmosis, distilled, spring, and yes even bottled alkaline water. See this eye opening demonstration for your safety and for your health. We will serve Kangen water, test your water and give you a sample to take home if you qualify. Free Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. 703.989.6995. oggisavannah@gmail.com. goodh20.yourbodyiswater.com. Nuts About Savannah, 14045 Abercorn St.(Savannah

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Mall). MEDICAID AND PEACHCARE FOR KIDS ENROLLMENT HELP Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid and other public benefits (SNAP &CAPS) will be available. Bring a government-issued ID and all necessary documentation including proof of income and Social Security #s for the entire household. Tue., June 13, 5 p.m. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. NAMI EDUCATION Second Tuesday of every month NAMI Savannah presents professionals from the community sharing current topics of interest and resources. FREE second Tuesday of every month, 6-8 p.m. 912-353-7143. namisavannah.org. The Reed House, 1144 Cornell Street. PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-264-7154. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912350-2676. 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. 912-5988457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.

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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. 912-236CITY. firstcitynetwork.org. GAY AA MEETING True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, 46 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 wellbeing of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c non-profit. 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.

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ASBURY MEMORIAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Volunteers will take kids on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes as they discover the qualities that make them truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic reaction, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids discover their strength in God. For kids in kindergarten through 6th grade. $15, includes nightly dinner, a T-shirt and a CD Through June 9. cbhester@comcast.net. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. 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. 912663-8728. 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/familylifesingles.

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. 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. 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. 636233-1772. 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. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH

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