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The Ultimate Aldean Friday, July 21st "Spread The Fear" Dead City Clowns Movie Premier Saturday, July 22nd Stardust Pixies Burlesque to "Rock of Ages" Soundtrack Friday, July 28th Fuel with Special Guests Marcy Playground and Dishwalla Saturday, August 5th Kane Brown with Special Guest Wednesday, August 16th Donna The Buffalo with Special Guest Friday, August 18th Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute Thursday, August 31st Saving Abel with Special Guest Friday, September 8th Lonestar with Special Guest, Military & First Responder Appreciation Concert Friday, September 15th Jackyl with Special Guest Friday, September 22nd THE WEIGHT BAND

Lyfe Jennings Saturday, July 15th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

JJ Grey & Mofro with SPECIAL GUEST

Thursday, July 20th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Ultimate Aldean Friday, July 21st

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Marcy Playground & Dishwalla

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(former members of The Band, Levon Helm Band & Rick Danko Group)

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Outlaws with Special Guest Scooter Brown Band Saturday, October 7th

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Wednesday, August 15th

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Sorry Not Sorry: Coming to America SAT 7.15

Join improv team Sorry Not Sorry as they journey down the path of a night of improvised comedy inspired by Coming to America. Using music and quotes from the movie as inspiration, they will create one-of-a-kind, comedic scenes, guaranteed to make your soul glow. 8-9:15 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. $10

WEDNESDAY 7.12 BroadwayHD: The Woodsman

BroadwayHD is an online streaming service on a mission to promote and preserve live theatre, extending the reach of Broadway and Broadway caliber shows to anyone, anywhere. Based on the beloved writings of L. Frank Baum, The Woodsman, an imaginative retelling of the origins of Oz’s Tin Woodsman, is the story of the Tin Man, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15

Film: Demonstone

Jan-Michael Vincent stars alongside F. Lee Ermey as one of a pair of U.S. Marines in the Philippines who battle supernatural forces contained in an ancient religious amulet while trying to rescue a beautiful TV news reporter from a powerful curse. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $7

Savannah Bananas Strike Out Cancer Night FRI 7.14

Join the Bananas in honoring area cancer survivors and caretakers. The team will be wearing personalized jerseys, which will be auctioned off to raise money for cancer research. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr.

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Theatre: Working, A Musical

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Based on Studs Terkel’s bestselling book of interviews with American workers. “Working” paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. 8 p.m. The Space Station at Starlandia, 2436 Bull St. $15 or pay what you can savannahstagecompany. com

Randall Bramblett FRI 7.14

Randall Bramblett’s distinguished body of work is defined by a triple threat career as an acclaimed solo artist, an in-demand songwriter and a first call sideman. 8 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Reserved Seating $25, premium $30 912-472-4790. info@ tybeeposttheater.

Key Change Cabaret presents Get Happy: A Tribute to Babs and Judy

JJ Collins and Natasha Drena will join forces to pay tribute to two of the greatest singers of all time. Kim Steiner and Marc Chesanow will accompany them making sure this show will entertain “Come Rain or Come Shine.” 8:30 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive. $25

Savannah LGBT Center Grand Opening

Savannah’s LGBT Center opens with food, drink, entertainment, and an open house of the new facility. 6 p.m. Savannah LGBT Center, 1515 Bull St.

Theatre: The Underpants

Carl Sternheim provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shat-


tered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. 7:30 p.m. Armstrong State, 11935 Abercorn St. $12

FRIDAY 7.14 Film: Trolls

Part of the Girl Scouts QuestFest. All proceeds benefit the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $11

Randall Bramblett

Randall Bramblett’s distinguished body of work is defined by a triple threat career as an acclaimed solo artist, an in-demand songwriter and a first call sideman. 8 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Reserved Seating $25, premium $30

Savannah Bananas Strike Out Cancer Night

Join the Bananas in honoring area cancer survivors and caretakers. The team will be wearing personalized jerseys, which will be auctioned off to raise money for cancer research. 7:05 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9 912-712-2482

Theatre: The Underpants

Carl Sternheim provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. July 13-15, 7:30 p.m. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. $12

Theatre: Working, A Musical

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers. “Working” paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. 8 p.m. The Space Station at Starlandia, 2436 Bull St. $15 or pay what you can

SATURDAY 7.15 Cash Unchained: The Music of Johnny Cash

Performed by James Tamelcoff and his amazing band. James captures Cash’s trademark baritone voice, while his band delivers the infectious, driving rhythm of the Tennessee Three. 8 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $20

Film: Monster Trucks

Part of Tybee Island’s Movies in the Park summer series. 8:45 p.m. Memorial Park, 403 Butler Ave. Free

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

Gardening Session

Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public


Lyfe Jennings

The R&B artist performs. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $30

Maddie & Tae

Benefit concert for the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. 7 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $20

Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans

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

Paws for a Cause Fundraiser

Join One Love Animal Rescue for their annual fundraiser featuring live music, a bake sale, local vendors, and more. noon The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. CONTINUES ON P. 6

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Sorry Not Sorry Does the ‘80s: Coming to America

Join improv team Sorry Not Sorry as they journey down the path of a night of improvised comedy inspired by Coming to America. Using music and quotes from the movie as inspiration, they will create one-of-a-kind, comedic scenes, guaranteed to make your soul glow. 8 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. $10

Theatre: The Underpants

Carl Sternheim provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. 7:30 p.m. Armstrong State, 11935 Abercorn St. $12

Theatre: Working, A Musical

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers. “Working” paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. 8 p.m. The Space Station at Starlandia, 2436 Bull St. $15 or pay what you can

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Walking Dead Zombie Bar Crawl

This zombie-themed bar crawl downtown will help raise funds for a kidney transplant for Liam Budgell, a 23-year-old with end stage renal disease and in need of a kidney transplant to survive. 3-11 p.m. $15 912-665-5527

SUNDAY 7.16 Film: Robin Hood

The Lucas Theatre is proud to present the Disney Summer Classics series. Come see these timeless classics all summer long. 3 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8

The Music of My Heroes

The Coastal Jazz Association’s July concert is an intimate portrait of the music and lives of the musicians that most influenced Jody Espina. 5 p.m. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. Free for Coastal Jazz Association members, $20 for guests

Sunday Supper: From Ethiopia to South Africa

Celebrate Haile Selassie and Nelson Mandela with the Grey’s Sunday Supper. Meal includes mealie bread, Kenyan goat stew with ugali, ayibe, sauteed greens with peanut and African spice, and coffee panna cotta. 5:30 p.m. The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $40

Theatre: The Underpants

Carl Sternheim provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. 3 p.m. Armstrong State, 11935 Abercorn St. $12

MONDAY 7.17 Business of Being a Writer

Raleigh, North Carolina freelance writer Tara Lynne Groth visits Savannah to lead a complimentary seminar on the business of writing. 7 p.m. Islands Library, 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Free

Savannah Bananas St. Patrick’s Day in July The Bananas will be embracing Savannah’s favorite holiday by getting decked out in green commemorative jerseys. 7:05 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9

TUESDAY 7.18 Film: Life on the Reef

This popular weekly film series features the extraordinary wonders of the ocean and Georgia coast. Suggested donation: $5 7 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave.

WEDNESDAY 7.19 Film: Terror at London Bridge

The Psychotronic Film Society tips its hat to the one and only Knightrider himself, David Hasselhoff, with a rare public screening of one of his least-known (yet most entertaining) made-for-TV movies. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8



A YEAR AGO to the day from last week’s horrific and surreal tragedy in City Market, I wrote a column headlined “The new normal of crime downtown.” I could write virtually the same column in the wake of the deaths this past Fourth of July holiday of Scott Waldrup, Gabriel Magulias, and Spencer Stuckey in a bizarre shooting/car chase in the tourist district. All the sage social critics in town have weighed in with various hot takes on what they think is the single, game-changing solution to all our problems — if only the world would take note! However, I’ve long said that the solution to crime here will involve a multi-pronged approach incorporating many ideas from many different points of view. In that spirit, all I have this year is a list of observations, sage or otherwise: • Everyone hates lenient judges until they’re the one on trial. Savannah’s favorite parlor game now is blaming the legal system for failing to imprison accused killer Jerry Chambers for an armed robbery in the Savannah Mall parking lot in June 2016, which supposedly set the stage for his actions in City Market. People with little knowledge of the legal system — nor apparently of basic Constitutional rights — have decided Chambers’s crime last week was the fault of a bad judge and a too-good defense attorney in 2016. It is certainly true that Chambers’s lawyer at the time, former Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm, has been a strong advocate of leniency for first offenders, especially for young African Americans like Chambers, 16 at the time. Recorder’s Court Judge Harris Odell, at one point involved with the Chambers case, was harshly called out by name a year ago by Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin as being particularly soft on crime. That said, Chambers has the same right to due process as anyone else. It’s entirely possible that there simply wasn’t enough evidence to convict. There was a strong case against him, but apparently not quite strong enough. Which leads us to point number two: • This is what leniency for juvenile offenders looks like. For those who support a less-harsh juvenile justice system in order to avoid the school-to-prison pipeline for young black men like Chambers — a noble goal, to be sure — this case serves as a sobering rebuttal.

Chambers seems to have been fortunate in getting an opportunity in 2016 to avoid the justice system and turn his life around. He allegedly chose to disregard that reprieve, and three people are now dead. Does this mean everything would have worked out great if Chambers had been sentenced to time for the Savannah Mall robbery? Not by any means. He might have rehabilitated himself. Or he might have come out a more hardened, budding career criminal. The point is that if we even have to face a choice between rehabilitation or resignation, we’ve already lost the battle. Which leads us to point number three:

More than one in four Savannahians lives in poverty. We’ve known this for decades and done almost nothing effective about it. • Fighting poverty won’t fix everything, but it will fix a lot of things. Sometimes young people make terrible decisions regardless of what you do to help them. Children from great backgrounds can do awful things, and children from awful backgrounds can do great things. But sometimes society makes it very difficult for young people to make the right decisions in the first place. More than one in four Savannahians lives in poverty. We’ve known this for decades and have done almost nothing effective about it. It’s hard to “lift yourself up by the bootstraps” when the only educational system available to you is one of the worst public school districts in the country. It’s a lot to expect young African Americans to just ignore all the negative social and cultural messages all around them and behave themselves, when people with far more resources are often rarely able to do that (cough, Shia LaBeouf, cough).

Whether we set Jerry Chambers free or put him to death, until poverty is addressed more seriously there will just be another Jerry right behind him. And another. And another after that. Adding surcharges and hiring “ambassadors” and surrounding City Market with gates and metal detectors may all happen. But none of them will solve a thing. Which leads us to point number four: • People say they want grassroots until they see the grassroots. There is frankly some disgruntlement in Savannah about the amount of mourning being shown for the late Scott Waldrup, beloved employee of The Grey. Where’s the march and vigil for all the other homicide victims in Savannah, some ask. What’s so special about Waldrup that he, among the dozens murdered here each year, gets this kind of outpouring, they want to know. Social justice activists, take note: This is a grassroots effort of the type you always say you want to see more of. The effort to memorialize Scott Waldrup was organic. It wasn’t driven by money or politics or race. It was driven by concerned citizens. It was driven by the LGBTQ community. It was driven by young people. It was driven by the food and beverage community, i.e., the service workers that activists always say they care about. That’s the thing about grassroots: They grow their own way. Does this incident expose serious fault lines in Savannah? Yep. Are we going to have to talk about these fault lines at some point? Yep. Which leads us to the final point: • Savannah is deeply dysfunctional. Almost nothing here works well. The schools are terrible. City and County government is mostly a nepotistic and corrupt circus. Racial discord is off the charts. Taxes are too high for services received. The regulatory system only works for those with pockets deep enough to manipulate it. Water bills were screwed up for a whole year. Savannah is considering setting up a new municipal court because the people at Recorder’s Court can’t get along. Think about that, and about the ramifications for efforts to decrease crime. Our local society has largely failed at almost every level. Everyone at some point has played a part, and I certainly include the media on that list. Is it really so surprising that our collective dysfunction would play out at the individual level as well, and that totally innocent people would pay the price? CS

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100 years of gratitude: A century in the life of Marion Mendel BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

ONE OF the things I love best about Savannah, besides fresh shrimp and the lemony-grandma scent of just-wilted magnolias, is how everyone has an opportunity to be a part of its story. Ask anyone how they got here, and their answer will not only involve logistical details but where they fit into the grander scheme. Whether their family came by boat generations ago or they’re a student who stepped off the bus yesterday, there is a sense of belonging for all who care to claim it. Children of immigrants from all over the world have served as leaders and power brokers, and those whose ancestors were brought here by force continue to shape the historical narrative. (The newly launched Underground Tours of Savannah can provide deeper knowledge of overlooked truths.) Ms. Marion, with Sheftall Sheftall’s cocked Creative newcomers—Yankees, even— hat. PHOTO BY LIBERTY LEBOS steer our arts, culture and foodie scenes alongside the friendly natives responsible for our reputation for supreme hospitality. Juliette Gordon Low to become one of the first troop leaders of the Girl Scouts But few of us—even those flaunting of America. Her father, Edmund Abratheir superior Savannahness on reality hams, was an early partner of what is now TV—have as unequivocal a connection to the Bouhan Falligant law firm, which Savannah’s origin story as Marion Abrafamously occupied the former Armstrong hams Levy Mendel. College building on Forsyth Park for 30 A direct descendant of Benjamin years before relocating to its new digs at Sheftall, one of the 41 Jewish settlers who Park and Bull streets. joined General Oglethorpe in the first few (Though the grand gray edifice has been months of wrangling some civilized order rumored to be shanghaied as yet another on this Godforsaken, mosquito-ridden, boutique hotel, word on the street now is humidity-cloaked bluff, Ms. Marion has a that it will instead serve as hotelier Richpersonal legacy that comes straight from ard Kessler’s private residence. One of the history books. them, anyway.) Benjamin’s Georgia-born son, MordeAbrahams also chaired the advisory cai, became a highly-decorated Revoluboard that decided upon the sites for the tionary War hero, financing the colony’s nascent National Parks system, and in the troops and helping to fight off the British 1920s took his wife and young daughter on before the city was overtaken in the Siege several trips out west to visit places under of Savannah. consideration. He and his son, Sheftall Sheftall (two Ms. Marion herself never once rested names, so Southern!), were captured on the family name or her laurels, exceland taken to Antigua as prisoners of war, ling in her classes at the 35th Street Junior returning in 1782 to wield great influHigh (now Arnold Hall on Bull Street) and ence in the governance of the city and the attending Smith College, rolling bandages newly-minted United States of America. with the American Red Cross during A little over a century later, Marion’s WWII, and serving on the boards of the mother, Mildred Guckenheimer Abrahams, was invited by her dear friend Bethesda Home for Boys, the Savannah



Symphony and the Telfair Academy. For the Living Memories Project in 2012, Ms. Marion recounted marching to Grayson Stadium for Savannah’s 1933 Bicennential, where the keynote speaker was Franklin D. Roosevelt. Along the way she married B.H Levy, another deep-rooted Savannahian, and raised two fine, civically-minded citizens, Bouhan Falligant attorney B.H. Levy, Jr., and Joan Levy Levy (her husband, Gary, happened to have the same last name, yielding what is possibly the most Jewishly Southern name ever.) After B.H. passed, Ms. Marion married childhood pal Calmon Mendel and was widowed a second time in 1998. She turns 100 years old this Saturday, July 15, coinciding with the 284th anniversary of the synagogue that her great-tothe-nth-power grandfather helped found, Congregation Mickve Israel. There isn’t enough space to detail all of the ways this woman of valor carried the torch forward for Savannah’s Jewish community, though her first cousin, legendary local reporter Jane Kahn, does a wonderful job of it in this month’s temple newsletter. The public is invited to wish her a “Happy Birthday” as part of the Sabbath service, no worries if you can’t follow the Hebrew.

But few of us—even those flaunting their superior Savannahness on reality TV—have as unequivocal a connection to Savannah’s origin story as Marion Abrahams Levy Mendel. Now, I’d never heard of Mickve Israel until I met a cute fellow from Savannah who boasted he’d been bar mitzvahed at the third-oldest synagogue in America. As the granddaughter of an Eastern European immigrant who lost her entire extended family in the Holocaust, I grew up steeped in the verity that Jews had spent millennia never belonging anywhere. It blew my mind to realize that in Savannah, Georgia—of all places!—we always have. The first time I stood in the back of the Gothic sanctuary on Monterey Square, I knew I wanted nothing more than to be part of its story. And I have been—from our wedding to our kids’ rites of passage to my dear mother-in-law’s name lit on the wall that honors the dead. Yet I am still awestruck to sometimes share a pew with the living links to its past history.

Touching the stiff, worn leather, I felt abstract history collapse into a tangible thread back through the generations, one that includes me and my children—maybe not by blood or by birth, but by a sense of stewardship and pride. (Yes, I’m aware that does not entitle me to an inheritance.) Though material wealth afforded her myriad opportunities (“Looking back, I realize that I led what is termed a ‘privileged life,’” she wrote in 2012 of growing up It was an honor to visit with the soonan only child on Victory Drive, doted upon to-be centenarian last week in her private by relatives and enjoying music and horse apartment in the Desoto, a three-minute riding lessons), it is the spiritual and civic walk from the temple. Accompanied in wealth passed down from her ancestors the elevator by congenial doorman Larry that she values most. Perkins, I met up with Joan, B.H and On the eve of America’s celebration as daughter-in-law Margie to join Ms. Maran independent nation, I asked her what it ion in her lovely living room, sitting in a meant to be approaching her 100th birthpeach-colored upholstered chair wearing a day. She considered a moment, looking out at the views of garden rooftops and the quilted jacket and gold earrings. golden dome of City Hall. Among the glowing antiques and ori“I’m just grateful to have lived in Savanental rugs are the family’s original land grants deeded from the British Crown and nah all these years,” she said, turning a glass coffee table displaying ancient silver Sheftall’s three-cornered hat in her lap. “You know, just working for everything pieces, including the shoe buckles worn by in the city and being a part of it all.” Mordecai Sheftall, all perfectly polished. That sounds to me a formula for belongBut the heirloom to top them all was Sheftall Sheftall’s cocked hat, the most rec- ing that anyone can follow: No matter who we are or where we came from, we can get ognizable symbol of the eccentric patriot out there, do the work and be a part of it and a favorite topic in my lessons for the all. CS Shalom School kindergarteners.

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A wake for Scott Waldrup Savannah’s service industry mourns the loss of one its best BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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THE WINE and whiskey flowed, but there were no toasts. Twelve hours after Scott Waldrup was killed a few blocks away, his compatriots in Savannah’s food and beverage industry gathered at the Grey, the landmark restaurant on MLK Blvd. where he tended bar and served as general manager. About 75 servers, kitchen staff and patrons came to mourn the beloved 30 year-old after Grey proprietor Johno Morisano posted on Facebook Wednesday morning that the restaurant would be closed for service, but those who wished to stop by were welcome. For now, those who make their living serving others left the dirty glasses where they were. In the earliest hours of July 5, Waldrup died at the scene after Jerry Chambers, 17, hit him with an SUV after driving onto the curb onto West Bay Street at Barnard while trying to evade police. Witnesses say someone in the car fired shots into the City Market Fourth of July celebrations at 12:13 am, and Chambers sped three blocks before crashing the vehicle. The two passengers in the car were also killed. Chambers, who made the news after shooting and carjacking a 63 year-old woman at Savannah Mall a year ago, faces three counts of murder as well as charges for the shooting. Before the impact, Waldrup heroically pushed several people out of harm’s way, according to a Facebook post by Savannah firefighter Bob Milie. Ginger-bearded with a radiant smile, Waldrup was known throughout the city for his well-crafted cocktails, exuberant hospitality and unabashed zest for life. The North Carolina native was active in the LGBTQ community and was recently installed as the development director for Savannah Pride. “Scott was everything a human being should be—hard working, generous and kind,” said Morisano, the only one busily carrying trays to the empty kitchen, his signature kinetic energy visibly dampened by the tragedy. “He will be so missed.” Offering food is the universal human 10 response to horrific loss, and the local

“Scott was everything a human being should be,” said The Grey’s Johno Morisano. PHOTO BY DAVELANDWEB.COM

restaurant community brought its best to the Grey that first afternoon of grief. Pizzas from Vinnie Van Go-Gos and boxes of colorful donuts from Rise piled up on the tables, and a cooler of single serve cups of Leopold’s Ice Cream sat on the floor near the booths. But no amount of nourishment could fill the hole left by Waldrup’s death. Grey executive chef Mashama Bailey, who had been walking “two steps behind” Waldrup at the moment of the crash, arranged and rearranged vases of flowers brought by mourners. Morisano’s gentle Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Flounder and Otter, seemed to sense the sadness, nuzzling hands and offering a soft head to pat. Waldrup’s parents, David and Terry, sat in the back of the restaurant, quietly accepting tearful condolences. A hush fell over the dining room as Waldrup’s partner, Tart Johnson, entered. The former staff of the recently-closed Florence, where Johnson had tended bar, immediately enveloped him in hugs. The personal loss is also a professional one for many who came to the Grey on Wednesday afternoon. The innovative restaurant, along with a handful of other new fine dining establishments, have set a new standard for service in Savannah in recent years, and Waldrup’s death was described as a tremendous blow to a tight-knit hospitality industry working to promote the value of high-level skills.

“People say that Savannah doesn’t have it, but there are people here who make it world class, and Scott was the best,” said a Grey regular who often sat at the horseshoe-shaped bar where Waldrup oversaw the dining room. Lamented another longtime patron, “He just got it, and there are so few people who do. He understood what it meant to serve and saw the honor of it.” Waldrup’s fellow service folk echoed the sentiment, describing what a joy it was to work with him and heralding his managerial prowess. “No one was more loved than him. Restaurants are like family anyway, and he was a true brother,” cried a co-worker. Throughout the city, the tragedy was a clarion call to demand action for a crime problem spun out of control. On Thursday, a crowd of more than 200 marched from Ellis Square to City Hall, cramming the chamber during the city council meeting to demand better protection against violence. Mayor Eddie DeLoach maintained that the City would continue with its current strategy to address crime and gang activity. Demands for a better strategy continued on Friday afternoon at a celebration of life for Waldrup in Pulaski Square. As the young man’s loved ones shared stories of his talents and warmth, Morisano also took the opportunity to address the larger social problems that created the circumstances for Waldrup’s death.

“What is going on here, it’s not a black or white issue. It’s not a gay or straight issue. It’s a Savannah issue,” said Morisano to the somber crowd. “Political and cultural loyalties don’t matter when people are dying. We can no longer stick our heads in the ground or accept the paralysis because of social, racial and class divides.” As the memorial concluded, people lingered in the square to remember Waldrup and discuss how better education, career pathways, and a higher minimum wage might be viewed as solutions to the city’s poverty and crime. Many left to don aprons for another busy dinner shift, swallowing their grief as they returned to their stations to serve meals and beverages in Savannah’s bustling restaurant scene. The Grey reopened on Friday night. “Service communities are always like families, but here, it’s special. It’s the whole community. People will always show up,” remarked a veteran local bartender and close friend of Waldrup, smiling ruefully through her tears. “It’s why we call this place home, in spite of it all.” CS Those who wish to honor Scott Waldrup are encouraged to make a donation in his name to the National Parks Foundation.


City Market shooting/ collision during Fourth of July celebration claims three dead, eight injured

IN WHAT police call a gang-related incident, a drive-by shooting in City Market turned into a deadly car chase which claimed the lives of three people in the early morning of July 5. The driver of the vehicle, Jerry Chambers, 17, has been charged with three counts of murder and has become the center of an intense debate about crime and punishment in Savannah.

At about 12:13 a.m., a white SUV was traveling north on Jefferson Street, near the intersection with West St. Julian Street, and pulled alongside a group of people. At least one occupant of the SUV began firing at the pedestrians. Three people were shot. James Armanie-Brazelton, 23, and a 16-year-old male sustained injuries from this shooting. April Dixon, 22, later arrived at the hospital with injuries from the shooting.  The 16-year-old male was critically injured. Armanie-Brazelton and Dixon suffered non-life-threatening injuries.


This public record of Jerry Chambers’s 2016 case is somewhat misleading, as much of the activity took place in Juvenile Court where records are typically sealed.

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“We know we have a gang problem but we cannot base police policy on emotions,” DeLoach said. “This is not a time ... to say I told you so.” After a description of the perpetrator’s vehicle was broadcast, officers located it near Sustainable Fellwood and a chase ensued. The vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed, crashed on West Bay Street near the intersection of Barnard Street. The vehicle struck six pedestrians when it crashed. Scott Waldrup, 30, died at the scene. The remaining five pedestrians suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Gabriel Magulias, 20, and Spencer Stuckey, 17, who were passengers in the vehicle, also died at the scene. Police say Chambers was a member of a gang called Only the Mob (OTM).  Chief of Police Joseph H. Lumpkin, Sr. expressed his condolences to Waldrup’s family and the community. “He was an innocent victim,” Chief Lumpkin said at a 3 p.m. news conference. He also expressed condolences for the loss of Stuckey and Magulias. “Although they were participants in risky behavior and violent crimes, they were human beings,” Chief Lumpkin said. “They are prime examples of what we’ve been saying in this community. If those individuals don’t stop that behavior, they are going to be dead or in jail in five years.” A second shooting happened a few minutes later, after the initial shooting, in the area of Jefferson Street and Broughton Street. Police responded to the shots and found Travis Kimble, 17, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. “Presently, Kimble has not been cooperative with police,” a police spokesperson says. Mayor Eddie DeLoach, at a press conference soon after the incident, sounded both a defiant and defensive tone. “We know we have a gang problem but we cannot base police policy on emotions,” DeLoach said. “This is not a time ... to say I told you so.” At the regular City Council meeting a few days later, DeLoach said something similar: “We will stay focused on our long range plan for public safety. We can’t change plans based on emotions. We will stick with the strategic plan,” in coordination with Chief Lumpkin, DeLoach said at the beginning of the meeting, which had an overflow crowd of concerned citizens who had marched to City Hall from the scene of the tragedy. Perhaps feeling the same political heat over violent crime that unseated his predecessor Edna Jackson, DeLoach said that SCMPD “has a clearance rate almost

10 percent higher than the national average. Over a 100 gang members have been arrested since January 2016.” However, actual plans to counter crime—other than the ongoing effort to continue to build up staffing levels of SCMPD officers—were vague. “We will develop recreation plans to foster mentorship and positive role models,” said DeLoach. “We have to apply programs for decades to make a difference ... and not just on Facebook.” Several local citizens spoke before Council, including Melissa Swanson, longtime owner of The Rail Pub near City Market. “Instead of treating businesses as a tax base and always asking us for more money, ask us what we really need” to help fight crime, urged Swanson. Swanson said Savannah doesn’t need Savannah Serves, a.k.a., the downtown ambassador program, because “everybody has Siri now.” In the days following the tragedy, there was much discussion over how accused killer Jerry Chambers avoided an armed robbery charge for a 2016 crime in the Savannah Mall parking lot. In June 2016, a 63-year-old was accosted in the parking lot, and shot and seriously injured when she resisted. Chambers soon turned himself in to police. Three weeks later, the charges against Chambers—then 16 and a juvenile offender under the law —were all dismissed and he was free to go. While the Chatham County courts website says the presiding judge who dismissed the charges against Chambers was Recorders Court Judge Harris Odell—who had previously come under fire from Chief Lumpkin for being soft on violent offenders—more details came out which made the story more complicated. Juvenile Court Judge Tom Cole is who dismissed the charges against Chambers, and he did so primarily because the case against Chambers had flaws. In interviews, current District Attorney Meg Heap said there wasn’t enough sound evidence to support an armed robbery charge, so the charges against Chambers were downgraded to attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault. Other issues with the case included the victim being unable to identify the perpetrator, and police neglecting to inform Chambers of his rights after the arrest. CS


Bicycles as a necessity BY JOHN BENNETT

Henry Rocha is manager of Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s New Standard Cycles program, which provides refurbished bicycles to deserving people in our community.

entire county,” Dewey said. “For some, riding a bike to work is a choice. For some it is not.” The Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s New Standard Cycles program is based on Bike Athens’ model and the same need is evident here. Volunteers refurbish donated bicycles, which are then given — with lights, helmets, and locks — to people identified by a dozen local nonprofit partners. “We’ve given lots of bikes to folks working the early morning or overnight shift who must use a bike to get to work,” Dewey said. “Folks are riding in the dark, with little choice of which route to take.” Things are no different in Savannah. Some of the distribution center employees I met last month probably find themselves in similar predicaments every workday. Economically disadvantaged areas are often the most dangerous places to walk and ride. A study by Governing magazine found, “poorer neighborhoods have disproportionately higher rates of pedestrian deaths. In the nation’s metro areas, the bottom third of Census tracts, in terms of per capita income, recorded pedestrian fatality rates twice that of higher income tracts.” Dewey said, “The need for inexpensive transportation is overwhelming. These people are part of our community. They are as deserving of safe, comfortable streets as any of us. To suggest bike lanes, trails, and sidewalks are luxuries is to discount the lives of so many. Not to be hyperbolic, but a bike lane can be a life saver.” Improving infrastructure for people who ride bikes and walk (including those who use wheelchairs and other assistive devices) has proven again and again to reduce crashes that result in injuries and death. This benefit extends to people who drive. As our local officials are making difficult budgetary decisions, it’s important to remember that safer streets are urgently needed by our most vulnerable citizens. This is a necessity, not a luxury. CS


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THEY SAY you shouldn’t bring work with you on vacation. I agree, but as a guy whose PowerPoint clicker fell out of his bag at a recent family gathering in Florida, I can’t say I’m good at abiding by that advice. That clicker follows me around because I make a lot of presentations on bicycling, walking, and Complete Streets to neighborhood associations, Rotary clubs, and other organizations. Late last month I was invited to make two presentations to a different sort of audience: warehouse workers at a large distribution center in West Savannah. After some announcements about projected arrival times of trucks and a reminder about the procedure for handling forklift propane tanks, I was on. I usually begin by asking how many people ride bikes for recreation. Hands went up. How many depend on their bikes for daily transportation? More hands. Afterward, several warehouse workers lingered to talk with me about trail systems they’d used in California, Indiana, and other places before they moved to Savannah. They wondered why we don’t have comparable facilities here. There’s a persistent myth that bike lanes, multiuse trails, and even sidewalks are extravagances that we can’t afford. Or that there’s something elitist about the desire for safe, family friendly streets. In Athens last week, Tyler Dewey was facing this mindset at a hearing in advance of a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax vote coming up in November. Dewey, executive director of Bike Athens, encountered a citizen who had a dismissive opinion of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. He described her stance this way: “Since she believed sidewalks and bike lanes and paths are only recreational amenities for people who have the time to use them, she felt they were luxuries.” She asserted that better biking and walking infrastructure “would not benefit the poor.” Dewey knows this is absolutely incorrect because of his work assisting lower income residents through Bike Athens’ bicycle recycling program. “We work with social service partners to donate approximately 70 adult bikes a year to Athenians with a critical need for inexpensive transportation. Athens Transit does an admirable job with the resources they are provided, but they do not run 24 hours a day, and they do not serve the

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Peggy Riggins: Sounding the alarm on coal ash

A rare success story as a small town is victorious in its fight against toxic waste BY ORLANDO MONTOYA


and PR types. Many of these people donated services worth tens of thousands of dollars. “Those people just seemed to appear out of nowhere. It’s really almost miraculous,” she says. “Sometimes I just shake my head and go, ‘How did this even happen?’” How? When people realize that “they can.” They have power. That “environmentalism” isn’t some esoteric urban liberal agenda. That it matters in conservative South Georgia. As far as I’m concerned, Riggins had all the training she needed to lead the fight against anything terrible: She was alive in the world. And she gave a damn. That’s all it takes. As to the blow-by-blow of how exactly Republic in April came to revoke its application to haul coal ash in Wayne County, there’s a book in that story, one larger than space here.And Riggins, now ever the cynic, doesn’t believe the story is over. The company hasn’t put anything in writing yet. Its statement on the landfill matter amounts to a short e-mail.

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I’M HERE to tell you that the good guys sometimes win. The bad guys are on a roll right now. But sometimes they lose. Or in this case they back down. Just how bad was Republic Services’ proposal to dump 10,000 tons of toxic coal ash per day into a landfill near Jesup in the Altamaha River watershed not far from here? Do I really have to answer that question? Coal ash contains lead, arsenic and mercury. It can leach into the water and waft into the air. And yet, regulators are powerless to stop it. Peggy Riggins, a retired school teacher who until last year hardly followed politics and certainly wasn’t an activist, didn’t think she was powerless. She wasn’t going to accept it.

“It was just the idea that some company could come into our home and mess it up and we would not be able to do anything about it,” she says of her decision to fight Republic. “I did not feel like it was true that we could do nothing about it,” she says. So buoyed by a community in shock, she organized the resistance. Part of this resistance included newspaper publisher Dink NeSmith, whose tiny Press-Sentinel in Jesup showed just why we need “enemies of the people” (what President Trump calls journalists) now more than ever. “If some smart people who care about this community had not been doing research on this, it would have never been uncovered,” Riggins says of evidence that the landfill already had taken toxic coal ash and leaked it. The Press-Sentinel published story after story, at times sounding like a broken alarm bell. For her part, Riggins brought together other “alarm ringers”: biologists, lawyers

14 Retired teacher Peggy Riggins of Jesup led a year-long fight to keep more coal ash from coming to the Altamaha River watershed.

She’s still waiting to see what a more official response will look like. But still, “It gave us a big sigh of relief,” she says of that brief message. She started crying when she read it. Now by the measuring sticks of the Savannah harbor deepening, the Ogeechee fish kill or the ongoing mess on Cumberland Island, this battle ended with an activist in happy tears. But I’ll leave you with these thoughts. If not here, then where does this waste go? How do we prevent other places from going through this with maybe a different ending? Riggins says, strengthen coal ash regulations for one and “develop more energy sources so we don’t have to use coal” for two. Harness the power of the wind and the sun. Large investors already know that the smart money today is in clean energy. And I have another investment tip for you: Bet on anything Peggy Riggins does next. And bet on yourself, while you’re at it. You have everything you need. CS

How did bread come about? I can imagine a pig falling into fire inspiring steaks, or a forgotten stash of grapes found in a time of extreme drought being the idea for wine. But how would anyone see some grain growing and decide they have to reap it, dry it, pulverize it, mix it with water, let it sit, and on and on all the way to a loaf of bread?— Anna Entrambasaguas TRY THIS on for size, Anna: it’s evidence of a divine plan. Bread is surely among the most obvious food products on earth. (How obvious? I’ll get to that.) I’m not saying our CroMagnon ancestors, on first noticing amber waves of grain, immediately thought: Whoa, artisanal baguettes! There were, naturally, some intervening steps. But none of them required any great insight, the addition of yeast possibly excepted. I’m confident that if I gave you a sheaf of harvested wheat and said, here, kid, make something edible out of this, you’d succeed after some trial and error in coming up with a serviceable if unleavened . . . well, “loaf” might be a bit grand. But I bet you’d cook up a fair approximation of a graham cracker. Yes, you’d grind wheat into flour because you had prior knowledge that’s how it was done. But in principle it’s not hard. OK, but how would anyone know to harvest wheat in the first place? Here we may posit the hand of providence. One imagines the Creator thinking: I’d better give these dim beings a way of feeding themselves they can’t possibly overlook. That brings us to the story of wheat, the world’s most obvious crop. For background we turn to Jared Diamond, one of the Straight Dope’s

foundational thinkers, and his landmark work Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997).
 The (now) seven-plus billion instances of H. sapiens, Diamond informs us, rely for their daily sustenance on a remarkably small number of plants, among them the several domesticated species of wheat, genus Triticum. He writes, “Of the 200,000 wild plant species, only a few thousand are eaten by humans, and just a few hundred of these have been more or less domesticated.” Of those, Diamond continues, “a mere dozen species account for over 80 percent of the modern world’s annual tonnage of all crops.” Five of the twelve are cereals, wheat included, which provide more than half of all calories consumed by humans. Wheat is, after corn, the second-most produced crop on earth. With hundreds of thousands of potential wrong turns, how did we find this miracle plant? Again: trial and error. Ancient huntergatherers, we surmise, were often hungry. If you’re desperate you’ll eat anything remotely foodlike. Maybe you find something nutritious. Maybe you puke and die. Either way you’re an example to others. By such means hunter-gatherers acquired detailed knowledge of the local flora and fauna. From there it’s no great leap to farming and stock-raising. Farming requires domesticated plants. Here it’s helpful to compare wheat with corn (maize). The process by which corn was domesticated is, frankly, baffling. We’re reasonably sure corn originated as the wild Mexican grass called teosinte and was domesticated in prehistoric times. But the two plants bear minimal resemblance. How did ancient farmers patiently breed one into the other without knowing what they’d wind up with or whether it’d be worth it? No one knows. Wheat, in contrast, was easy. The domesticated plant is similar to the wild version, which grew abundantly in the Fertile Crescent, extending from the Mediterranean to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Iraq. And you know what? Early farmers doubtless already knew how to make bread out of it, breadmaking being even more obvious than wheat cultivation. Archaeological evidence shows European huntergatherers had been grinding primitive

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flour (typical ingredient: cattails) for at least 20,000 years before wheat domestication, circa 9000 BC. Even more providentially, wheat was a component of what Diamond calls a food package (some grains, some legumes, some future livestock), all found in the Fertile Crescent. Collectively they provided a balanced diet—if you had a food package, you had the makings of civilization. The Fertile Crescent’s food package spread throughout much of the world. Point is, while the evolution of global food production had its challenges, the invention of bread wasn’t among them. The future staff of life might as well have had EAT ME written on it. (OK, writing hadn’t been devised at that point. You know what I mean.) It’s as if a benevolent Force were laying out a development path so obvious even we couldn’t screw it up. Or not. Confession: I don’t believe in a divine plan, Anna; it was a ruse to walk you through the process of progress. Sure, genius or insane dedication or both have their uses; maybe that’s how we got to corn from teosinte. Other times it’s just ordinary people making no-brainer improvements, one baby step at a time. CS BY CECIL ADAMS

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NEWS & OPINION BLOTTER 2017 Sav/Chatham County Crime Stats through Sunday July 9

Detectives are investigating the shooting of Elliot Richardson, 23, on July 9. At about 3:50 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of West 34th Street and (10 SOLVED) found Richardson suffering from non-lifethreatening injuries. He was transported to the hospital for treatment. “Richardson was uncooperative with investigators, and refused to provide them with details surrounding the incident. Investigators do not believe the shooting took place at the location from which it was reported,” police say. Investigators say they do not believe this to be a random Shia LaBeouf’s local mugshot shooting.

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Shia LaBeouf arrested after disorderly behavior downtown

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officers arrested actor Shia LaBeouf after he became disorderly in City Market in the early morning hours on July 8. Around 4 a.m., LaBeouf, 31, “approached a bystander and an SCMPD officer near the intersection of Barnard Street and West St. Julian Street, asking for a cigarette,” police report. “When LaBeouf wasn’t given a cigarette, he became disorderly, using profanities and vulgar language in front of the women and children present. He was told to leave the area and refused, becoming aggressive toward the officer,” police say. Police report that when the officer attempted to place LaBeouf under arrest, LaBeouf ran to a nearby hotel. LaBeouf was arrested in the hotel lobby, where his disorderly behavior continued. LaBeouf was charged with obstruction, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Strategic Investigations Unit (SIU) arrested a man for a 2016 shooting on Oak Forest Drive. Around 7:45 p.m. on June 10, 2016, officers responded to the 2500 block of Oak Forest Drive and found Edward Blount, 50, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators determined Earnest Lowe, 20, to be the suspect in this shooting. Lowe is a documented gang member. Around 12:40 p.m. on July 9, SIU and SCMPD K9 located Lowe in the 2400 block of Mississippi Avenue, and took him into custody. At the time of his arrest, Lowe was in possession of a stolen gun. Due to this fact, he was charged with theft by receiving a stolen firearm. Lowe was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime for the 2016 shooting.

Suspect arrested in Southbridge homicide

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police detectives arrested Charles Berger, Jr., 39, for the domestic cutting death of his father, Charles Berger, Sr., 73, in the 400 block of Southbridge Boulevard on July 2. At about 8:40 a.m., officers responded to the area and found Berger, Sr. suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to those injuries. Investigators determined this incident to be domestic in nature. Investigators identified Berger, Jr. as the suspect in this incident, and he was arrested at the scene. Berger, Jr. was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and criminal attempt to commit murder. Additional charges are forthcoming.

West 61st Street shooting

Detectives are investigating the shooting of Tevin Turner, 24, near the intersection of West 61st Street and Montgomery Street on July 2. At about 6:20 a.m., officers responded to the area and found Turner suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the hospital for treatment. Investigators do not believe this to be a random shooting.

Emerald Drive shooting

Detectives are investigating the shooting of Dominique Matthews, 30, in the 500 block of Emerald Drive on July 1. At about 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area. About 45 minutes later, Matthews arrived at the hospital in a private vehicle. Matthews’s injuries are non-life-threatening. Investigators do not believe this to be a random shooting.

MUSIC SUPERSUCKERS Rock ‘n’ roll lifers Supersuckers are headin’ our way. PHOTO BY HARMONY GERBER

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THEY’RE THE self-proclaimed Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World, and they’re coming to a stage near you. The Supersuckers have been dishing out their one-of-a-kind blend of straight-up rock and outlaw country since Seattle’s grunge heyday, spent time on the iconic Sub Pop label, toured the world’s dive bars, fought cancer, beat it, acted as Willie Nelson’s backing band, and released 10 fine albums of high-octane rock and roll music. Founded in 1988 by bassist Eddie Spaghetti, guitarists Dan “Thunder” Bolton and Rontrose Heathman, drummer

Dancing Eagle, and lead vocalist Eric Martin as The Black Supersuckers, the band’s lineup has shifted over the years. When Martin left the band and Spaghetti took over vocal duties, he became a beloved voice of the underground, a hero for up-and-coming bands, and icon in his own right. The Supersuckers’ roots are in Tucson, Arizona, but the group headed to Seattle a year after forming and discovered a thriving rock scene. Soundgarden, Nirvana, and Mudhoney ruled and grunge was rising. Supersuckers, however, created songs that were distinctly un-Seattle: their brazen embrace of trashy rock ‘n’ roll, a hardpartying attitude, and tongue-in-cheek sense of humor was a stark contrast to the

seriousness and brooding nature of their city’s hottest acts. Supersuckers’ sound made them a peculiar fit on Sub Pop, but their first album with the label, The Smoke of Hell, produced “Coattail Rider,” a song that would announce the Supersuckers to the rock lovin’ world with anthemic choruses, fourletter words, devilish guitar licks, and furious drumming. 1994 saw the release of the fan favorite album La Mano Cornuda; that record produced set list essentials “Creepy Jackalope Eye” and “She’s My Bitch.” The rollicking The Sacriligious Sounds of the Supersuckers, produced by the Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary, followed in 1995— track two, “Born With a Tail,” became a

Supersuckers classic. In 1997, the band threw fans for a loop with Must’ve Been High, a full-on country record. They even got Willie Nelson to contribute vocals to a song, and released an EP at the same time with country singersongwriter legend Steve Earle fronting the Supersuckers. Though his stylistic range goes from pedal-to-the-medal rock to traditional country, Spaghetti clings to the classic Harlan Howard adage for songwriting. “They’re all just three chords and the truth,” he says. “And that’s the bottom line. If the song’s good, it doesn’t matter if it’s a country song, rock song, pop song. If it’s good, I like it.”

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It wasn’t until later in life that Spaghetti came around to the country sound. “I was kind of a new wave kid when I first got turned onto music,” he shares. “It was Blondie, the Knack, The Cars, that sort of vibe. Then I got older, I got into hard rock and finally embraced country. They say once you stay around rock ‘n’ roll long enough, you get there!” 2015’s Holdin’ the Bag gave country music a full embrace. The band’s always had a little honky-tonk in ‘em, but from Holdin’ the Bag’s first wistful harmonica strains, it’s clear that Spaghetti’s black cowboy hat is more than just a signature look. From the hooky lead single “Let’s Bounce” to the album’s closer, a fitting cover of Hank Williams Jr.’s classic “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down),” the record’s saturated in twang and bootscuffed glory. The band even invited two leaders of the anti-country radio country music movement, Hayes Carll and Lydia Loveless, to collaborate on the songs “This Life…With You” and “I Can’t Cry” respectively. “It seems like there are a lot of cool country artists right now,” Spaghetti observes. “It’s a cool thing. There are lots of good artists out there anyway—we see new bands almost every night, and they don’t always suck!” Holdin’ the Bag was Supersuckers’ first recording as a trio. Spaghetti, bassist Edward Daly, and drummer Chris Chango brought in many guests to contribute to the album in-studio and took an additional member on the road when they toured the record. Since then, tours have been done as a three-piece. The year that Holdin’ the Bag was released, Spaghetti discovered a lump on his neck and was diagnosed with stage three cancer of the oropharynx. Touring was halted and the Supersuckers’ devoted fan base stepped up, pitching in to the Eddie Spaghetti Cancer Fight Fund.

Old pals like Eddie Vedder and Mudhoney donated their support and encouragement to the fight, too. Eight months later, after surgery and radiation treatments, Spaghetti’s family, friends, and fans rejoiced: he was declared cancer-free. Right now, Supersuckers are working on new material and hope to release a record next year. After 30 years, life on the road isn’t that different than the early days. “The shit holes are the same,” Spaghetti laughs. “But life is about the same. It hasn’t changed that much.” It’s a much different time for music, however. When asked what advice he’d give up-and-coming bands, Spaghetti, who’s inspired countless musicians and bands over the years, laughs and declares, “Give up!” “I couldn’t imagine starting a band now,” he says. “First of all, there’s no real reason to get together with dudes to play anymore, because you can hear anything in the computer at home, put your song ideas together at home, so why even bother messing with other personalities?” “That’s my hopeful, positive advice,” he chuckles. “If you’re really going to do it, you have to have something special to offer. You have to have someone in the band be a really good songwriter. We still do it—it’s not like the world needs another song, but it’s a worthwhile pursuit.” Throughout the years, Spaghetti still finds it rewarding to hit the stage and deliver an unforgettable rock ‘n’ roll show. “I still get a kick out of making up a song and hearing people react positively,” Spaghetti says. “It always feels good. It’s a good job, and I’m lucky to have it.” CS


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While serving a ten-year prison sentence for arson, Lyfe Jennings found his voice as a songwriter. Inspired by Erykah Badu—her Baduizm found its way into Jennings’ cell in 1997—Jennings was released in 2002 and immediately recorded a demo and began performing in clubs. His signature falsetto, insightful lyrics, and acoustic guitar caught the eye of Columbia Records; the label released Jennings’ debut album in 2004. He followed with 2006’s The Phoenix, which featured guests like Three 6 Mafia and Young Buck. Jennings claimed 2010’s Sooner or Later would be his last album and invited spcial guests like Ludacris, Fabolous, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jazmine Sullivan, and more for features on the tracks. He released the Billboard-charting Lucid in 2013 and followed up with 2015’s Tree of Lyfe. SATURDAY, JULY 15, DOORS AT 7 P.M., SHOW AT 8 P.M., $30-52 VIA SAVCONCERTS.COM, ALL-AGES


21st century jazz in the luxe golden halls of El-Rocko? Yes, please! Savannahians know Jeff Crompton from the high-energy 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra; recently, the saxophone player has become more involved in formal composition. He leads The Edgewood Saxophone Trio, a saxophone/tuba/congas trio Three Way Mirror, and his own trio, Jeff Crompton Trio, which he’ll bring to El-Rocko this weekend. Crompton is accompanied by Evan Lipson on bass and Bob Stagner on drums. Lipson is a creator of discordant rock, free improvisation, modernist composition, jazz, outsider pop, noise, and more. He has played with the saxophonist Jack Wright in the ensembles Wrest and Roughhousing. Stagner is a proud legend of the “Old-Timey Southern Avant-Garde” and co-founded The Shaking Ray Levis. He has worked with everyone from Reverend Howard Finster to Derek Bailey. The group has received high acclaim for its immersive and unusual compositions. Their album Magic Word, released in December 2016, was the only jazz album on Creative Loafing’s “Top 10 Atlanta Albums of 2016.” FRIDAY, JULY 14, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+


If you missed Athens hero Randall Bramblett at the big Night Flight Café reunion back in May, don’t fear: he’s coming back! The treasured Southern songwriter brings his original sound and incredible band to the Tybee Post Theater stage this weekend. For 40 years, Bramblett has worked as a sideman, collaborator, and solo act to be reckoned with. The prolific artist releases his eleventh album, Juke Joint at the Edge of the World, this month via New West Records and will celebrate with a CD release party on Tybee. Bramblett gave fans a taste of the record’s sound with “Devil’s Haircut,” his unique, bluesy take on the signature Beck track. It’s the first time Bramblett’s released a cover song on a solo record, but the undercurrent of darkness and whimsical lyricism is a smart fit in his catalog. The multiinstrumentalist has said the new record is inspired by the soul and R&B music of his childhood. FRIDAY, JULY 14, 8 P.M., $25-30 VIA TYBEEPOSTTHEATER. COM, ALL-AGES

JULY 12-18, 2017


Nashville all-American rock and rollers Maradeen hit Congress Street this week. In 2014, guitarist Whit Murray, keyboardist Kaitlyn Connor, and bassist Sterling Miller began jamming, bringing their classical and jazz backgrounds to a refreshing rock sound. Their first LP, Mirage, arrived in 2015, boasting Southern Rock inflection, smooth harmonies, and up-tempo, sing-along melodies penned by Murray and new collaborator Thomas Galloway. After some heavy touring, the band recorded a second LP, Above the Horizon, with MOON TAXI’s Wes Bailey in the producer’s chair. The album features hardrocking elements (“Deal with the Devil”) balanced with folky Lumineers-style ease (“Livin’ for the Weekend”), offering a well-rounded tour of their American music influences. THURSDAY, JULY 13, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+

Savannah’s Neurosound Booking has rounded up three mind-bending acts for the latest chapter in its Psych Night series: Athens band Dream Culture, Orlando’s Timothy Eerie, and Savannah’s Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks. Formed in 2013, Dream Culture left the Atlanta sprawl for Athens after releasing their very first EP. The band shared an EP laden in vintage psych-pop bliss, “Post Habitual,” to critical acclaim in 2015. Timothy Eerie returns to Savannah with jangly, groovily danceable sounds. Savannah’s Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks bring a heavier garage edge to the night. THURSDAY, JULY 13, 8 P.M., FREE, 21+





Country duo Maddie & Tae are coming to Savannah to benefit Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. Members Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye met seven years ago through their vocal coach, and moved to Nashville together after completing high school. They were the first signees to Dot Records, Big Machine’s revived imprint. Their bro-country-harpooning hit “Girl in a Country Song” spoke out against the marginalization of women in the genre with sharp wit and a hooky chorus. The group received two Academy of Country Music Award nominations at the 52nd annual awards, including “Vocal Duo of the Year.” Fans keep coming back for favorites like “Fly,” “Shut Up And Fish,” and “Sierra.” The concert is a part of QuestFest, a festival that welcomes Girl Scouts from across the country for four days of expos, friendship-building, camping, tours of Savannah, and much more. SATURDAY, JULY 15, 7 P.M., $20, ALL-AGES








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JULY 12-18, 2017






Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown, 10 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. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ricky Standard, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Stan Ray, 7 p.m. PS Tavern Trivia, 7 p.m. The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. Sulfur Studios Reptile Chapel, Beatles Haircut, Big Nitty, Rich Animals, 8 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.


The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo, 10 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Team Trivia, 8:45 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Tubby’s Trivia, 7 p.m. World of Beer Trivia, 7 p.m.


Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Hercules Bar & Grill Karaoke, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke hosted by K-Rawk, 8 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.


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


Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.


Barrelhouse South Maradeen, 9 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Music, Munchies and Martinis w/ Erica Franklin, 5:30 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Psych Night w/ Dream Culture, Timothy Eerie, Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks, 8 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Free Spirits ft. the Violin Twins of Kazakhstan, 6:15 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Danielle Hicks Duo, 7 p.m. The Jinx Peter’s Going Away Party feat. Garden Giant, 10 p.m.

Cash Unchained: The Music of Johnny Cash @THE MARS THEATRE (SPRINGFIELD)

Experience the legacy of The Man in Black at the Mars Theatre in Springfield. Cash Unchained tours the nation sharing the songs of the American legend. Frontman James 3 is a dead ringer for Cash with his baritone vocals and will hook the crowd with classic songs like “Ring of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Walk the Line,” and more. SATURDAY, JULY 15, 8 P.M., $20, ALL-AGES Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Brian Bazemore, 7 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) The Connellis, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Matt Eckstine, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa Key Change Cabaret presents Get Happy: A Tribute to Babs and Judy, 8:30 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Lauren Lapointe, 7 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.


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. Tybee Island Social Club Trivia, 7:30 p.m.


Applebee’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Blueberry Hill Trivia and Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. Flashback Karaoke, 8 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m.

Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Karaoke Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Karaoke, 8 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar 80s and 90s Karaoke, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 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.


Club One GUNT: Peaches Edition, 10 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m.


Barrelhouse South Tweed, Summer Survivors, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, High Velocity, 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 Jeff Crompton Trio, 9 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy Alan Band, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar MS3, 9 p.m. The Jinx Songwriters in the Round w/ A.M. Rodriguez, Britt Scott and Abby

Posner, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Stan Ray, 7 p.m. Messiah Lutheran Church Greg Zelek, 7:30-9 p.m. Molly McGuire’s Ember City Trio, 7 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 At Sundown Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Live Music Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater Randall Bramblett, 8 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Voodoo Soup, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Isaac Smith Band, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse Eric Britt, Jubal Kane, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Everchange, Bill Hodgson, Chillakaya, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Chuck Courtenay, 9:30 p.m. The Wormhole Pussy Launcher, Pyre, 10 p.m. The Wyld Dock Bar Payne Bridges, 7:30 p.m.


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


Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m.


Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Sunny’s Lounge Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ, 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 Liquid Live DJ, 9 p.m. 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


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


17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Barrelhouse South Gang of Thieves, Aquaducks, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Hitman Blues Band, 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 Bad Royale, Styles & Complete, 9 p.m. Coach’s Corner Cranford Hollow w/ Tell Scarlet, 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge DJ Precisa Fannie’s on the Beach Ember City Trio, 8 p.m. The Foundery Coffee Pub Paws For A Cause 2017: A Benefit for One Love Animal Rescue, 12 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar @Sundown, 9 p.m. The Jinx Supersuckers, COEDS, Blood on the Harp, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Zach Wilson, 7 p.m. Mars Theatre Cash Unchained: The Music of Johnny Cash, 8 p.m. Molly McGuire’s Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center Maddie & Tae, 7 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Live Music The Stage on Bay Lyfe Jennings, 8 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Danielle Hicks and the Resistance, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club City Hotel, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, Fig Neutrons, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, Bill Hodgson, Individually Twisted, The Michael Terry Duo, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) 8 Mile Bend, 9:30 p.m.


Applebee’s Karaoke, 10 p.m.

Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & 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.


Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m. Sulfur Studios Improv Comedy: Sorry Not Sorry Does ‘Coming to America,’ 8 p.m. The Wormhole Christmas in July, 9 p.m.


Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Liquid Live DJ, 9 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


Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. Downtown Savannah Walking Dead Zombie Bar Crawl, 3 p.m.


17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. City Market Christy Alan Band, 5:30 p.m. The Club at Savannah Harbor The Music of My Heroes with Jody Espina, 5 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Claudia Nygaard, 4 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jeff Beasley, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Sunbury Crab Company Royal Johnson Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m.


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


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


Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.


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


Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 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 Stan Ray, 8 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m.


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


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.


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


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


Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe City Hotel Solo Sessions, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Eric Britt, 7 p.m. The Jinx Hip Hop Night: Emcee Game Nite w/ Deejay Skypager, 11 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Stan Ray, 7 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. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m.


Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:3010 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Battle of The Sexes Game, 9 p.m. Mellow Mushroom Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia, 9 p.m. The Wormhole Trivia, 10:30 p.m.


Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Rail Pub Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.


SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m.

JULY 12-18, 2017




Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic, 9:30 p.m.




SOUNDBOARD DIRECTORY 17 Hundred 90 Restaurant 307 E. President St. 912-236-7122

Abe’s on Lincoln 17 Lincoln St. 912-349-0525

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

Barrelhouse South 125 W. Congress St. 912-662-5576

Basil’s Pizza and Deli 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912-897-6400

Bay Street Blues 17 E. Bay St. 912-236-6655

Bayou Cafe 14 N. Abercorn St. 912-233-6411

Billy’s Place at McDonough’s 20 E. Perry St.


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Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina 1611 Habersham St. 912-231-2385

Blueberry Hill 546 Dean Forest Rd. 964-8401

Serving Breakfast 'Til Noon LUNCH & DINNER ANYTIME

Happy Hour

$4 Wells, Local Craft Brews & Ciders $3 House Wines

Karaoke Daily Voted best


The Britannia British Pub 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912-898-4257

Casimir’s Lounge 700 Drayton St.


The Chromatic Dragon 514 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912-289-0350


Club 309 West 309 W. River St. 912-236-1901

Mon & Thurs Nights @7pm!

The Club at Savannah Harbor #2 Resort Dr.



Chuck’s Bar 305 W. River St.



Boomy’s 409 W. Congress St.



Club Elan 301 Williamson St. Club One 1 Jefferson St. 912-232-0200

CO/Savannah Cocktail Company 10 Whitaker Street 912.234.5375

Coach’s Corner 3016 E. Victory Dr.

Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub 117 West River St.

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

Liquid 307 W. River Street Little Lucky’s 6 Gateway Blvd. E.



coffee deli 4517 Habersham St.


Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd. Congress St Social Club 411 W. Congress St. 912-238-1985

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

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

Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St. 912-352-7100

Downtown Savannah downtown none

Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St.

(912) 200-3652

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

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

Fannie’s on the Beach 1613 Strand Ave. 912-786-6109

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



Lizzy’s Tequila Bar 417 East River St. 912-341-8897

McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St.



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

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub 311 W. Congress St. 912-239-9600

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

Molly McGuire’s 216 Johnny Mercer Boulevard


Nickie’s 1971 1513 Butler Ave. Tybee Island 912-786-4444

The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St.

Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave. Richmond Hill


PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St.

Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St.

Rachael’s 1190 1190 King George Blvd.

Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd.

The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St.





Rancho Alegre 402 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St.


The Jinx 127 W. Congress St.


Jukebox Bar & Grill 3741 US Hwy 17 Ste 500 Richmond Hill





Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill 65 Fairmont Ave. SEED Eco Lounge 39 Montgomery St. 912-349-5100

The Stage on Bay 1200 West Bay St.


Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St.

The Islander 301 Johnny Mercer Blvd.


Mellow Mushroom 11 W. Liberty St.




Savannah Taphouse 125 E. Broughton St.

Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St.


(912) 238-2426

Mediterranean Tavern 125 Foxfield Way



Savannah Coffee Roasters 215 West Liberty Street

Rusty Rudders 303 W. River St. Ruth’s Chris 111 W. Bay St. The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave. Tybee Island 912-786-8304

Sulfur Studios 2301 Bull St. Sunbury Crab Company 539 Brigantine Dunmore Rd. Midway Sunny’s Lounge 5630 Ogeechee Rd. 912-234-6628

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

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

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

Tijuana Flats 1800 E. Victory Dr. 912-344-9111

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

Tree House 309 W. St. Julian St.


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

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

Vic’s on The River 26 E. Bay St. 912-721-1000

The Warehouse 18 E. River St.


Wet Willie’s 101 E. River St. 912-233-5650

Wild Wing Cafe 27 Barnard St. 912-790-9464

Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) 417 Pooler Pkwy. Pooler 912-208-3700


Four actors carry out 26 speaking roles in Savannah Stage Company’s latest production. PHOTOS BY MELANIE GOLDEY

SAVANNAH STAGE COMPANY GETS TO WORK Summer musical shares everyday stories of life and labor

WHEN IT COMES to putting in the work, nobody does it quite like Savannah Stage Company. After sweeping Connect Savannah’s Best of Savannah 2017 awards, fetching Best Local Theatre Director (Jayme Tinti), Best Local Actor (Wesley Pridgen), and Best Local Actress (Ashley Cooke), the crew savored their moment, but then, it was back to the grind. “We don’t get to enjoy our award,” Tinti laughs. “We had that one night at the party and that was it, that was all we were allowed to relish in!” There’s too much to do—too many challenges to explore, too many audiences to reach. The troupe is ready to present their ambitious summer musical: Working. “[We asked] ‘How do we ask more of ourselves?’” Tinti poses. The answer? Trying new things with bravery and gusto. Actor Pridgen, for instance, as a new role as Working’s choreographer. “We’re always trying to make things as difficult for us as possible,” says Tinti.

“He’s riding high of the Best Actor award so, ‘Hey, here’s something you’re not good at, let’s do that!’” While SSC typically focuses on shows that can tour local schools, the company is using summer break to present a show with more mature content. Based on the 1974 book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, in which author Studs Terkel interviewed folks across various regions and occupations, Working debuted at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in 1977. It opened on Broadway the following year. “The show works as vignettes,” Tinti explains. “For just a couple of minutes, you will be in an office. Transition: fast food restaurant. Transition: factory. We have 26 speaking parts but because of the way we do everything, everyone’s playing even more than that. They’re going to be absorbing in and out of characters very quickly without the help of costumes or props. It’s all done as imaginative, simple, and bold as we can, focusing on acting and movement and how that can tell a story.” Tinti notes that this is also the first time SSC has done anything with “spicy language or content.”

“One of the vignettes is a prostitute, and as a company, we’re not shying away from that,” she says. “Make this one a date night: this isn’t one we’re doing for kids. And that’s been a good challenge for our company to handle material like this.” Over the years, the musical has undergone revisions; most recently, lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz updated the material and added two new songs by Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda. “They updated the bulk of the jobs,” says Tinti, “and brought in Lin-Manuel—he does the ‘Delivery’ song, and he does this new song in the play about a nanny.” That number is near and dear to Tinti, who nannies for her day job. “That’s something so special about this show,” she says. “All the songs were composed by different people, which allows you to really get a good taste of that job. James Taylor writes the factory person song, how good is that? The show doesn’t get stuck in a feeling; not everything sounds the same, all the songs are so different, and it’s even more accessible for the audience because there are so many opportunities to connect with it.” The talented cast includes founding member Bryan Pridgen, back onstage with

SSC for the first time since 2013, McKenna Lyons, who acted in SSC’s The Call of the Wild, company member Melinda Davis, and new member Sandie Lee, a SCAD MFA candidate who appeared on American Idol. With so many stunning songs, Working’s message will shine through SSC’s strong and versatile cast. “The reason Working fits so perfectly is because they are not stories of witches and tornadoes and dogs in Alaska,” Tinti says. “These are the stories of actual people and actual work taken from actual interviews. There’s a song about a server, and almost every person who comes to see the play will have a connection to being or having been a server, or one of the other jobs— delivery person, teacher. These are stories of working Americans being reflected back to you in a way that doesn’t happen very often. We go to theatre to see extraordinary circumstances, and this play is not extraordinary circumstances. This is true in a way that is very bold.” CS


The Space Station at Starlandia July 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 8 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2 p.m. $15 or pay-what-you-can

JULY 12-18, 2017




The Gunts Wanna Be Her

Drag collective honors Peaches in new Club One series BY ANNA CHANDLER

JULY 12-18, 2017

ALL SUMMER long, Savannahians can turn up the heat with House of Gunt. Thanks to a fresh partnership with Club One, the Savannah drag collective will celebrate Garbage, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talons every second Thursday of the month at the downtown club. “[Club One] has the stage, the spotlight, and the space,” explains Gunt co-founder Maxine Fishpaw. “It’s helpful because it’s more of a queer safer space, and this is an idea we’ve been throwing around for a while. It’s a good way to experiment with other ideas we’ve had and add outside entertainers.” This week, Gunt members and guests will honor a queer icon: the artist Peaches. Drag performers around the world regularly host tribute shows for iconic LGBTQ artists—Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Dolly Parton—but despite her undeniable impact on queer culture, Peaches isn’t necessarily considered canon. “No one’s ever going to do Peaches,” says Fishpaw. “She’s been so important to anything involving gender identity and music.” Peaches has been braiding desire, subversion, and grimy dance beats together since 1995. Her imagery and brazenness certainly had an influence on the early conception of House of Gunt. A musician and performing artist, Peaches harpoons the cis male gaze, champions queer sex and body hair, and injects politics and avant-garde visuals into her sound with a tough-as-nails attitude and plenty of humor. In 2017, she still manages to shock and delight with her albums, live performances, and music videos. In addition to her sound and style, Peaches’ commitment to her artistry and expression is respected by many performers and artists. “She was dropped from her label for the video for ‘Set It Off,’” Fishpaw points out. “In the video, her armpit and pubic hair would just grow and grow and grow. That’s totally up our alley!” Peaches—born Merrill Beth Nisker— first played music in Mermaid Café, a folk trio from her native Ontario in the 1990s. 24 Her sound took a different direction when

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she formed a rock ‘n’ roll band, The Shit, in 1995; she debuted a solo album, Fancypants Hoodlum, that year under the name Merrill Nisker. That record featured dance rhythms with an experimental lo-fi rock sound. With her entirely self-penned and selfproduced sophomore album, The Teaches of Peaches, released in 2000, Peaches was born in all her electroclash, raw feminist glory. She chose her new moniker from the Nina Simone song “Four Women,” which Simone closes by singing, “What do they call me? My name is Peaches!” The Teaches of Peaches opener “Fuck the Pain Away” would become the artist’s signature song and is considered one of the greatest slutwave anthems of all time. Peaches followed her success with 2003’s Fatherfucker (the lead single, “Kick It,” was a collaboration with iconic rock provocateur Iggy Pop), and in 2006, she created one of the most unforgettable album titles of all time: Impeach My Bush. On that seminal album, the underground star welcomed guest musicians like Joan Jett, Beth Ditto, longtime collaborator and former roommate Feist, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, and more. “When she was releasing those major albums during the Bush presidency, she was just a powerful figure in the community,” Fishpaw says with admiration. “She

was always shocking, and it was all very simple, the way it was concepted.” Since 2009, the multitalented Peaches has starred in films, collaborated with artists ranging from Christina Aguilera to R.E.M., staged a one-woman version of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, been highlighted in the concert film Peaches Does Herself, collaborated on a book of photographs, and much, much more. Her most recent studio album, RUB, arrived in 2015. The House of Gunt’s own Influenza Mueller, Lazanya Ontre, Edna Allan Hoe, and Toyota Mitsubishi will perform at “GUNT: Peaches Edition.” Special guests include Club One Cabaret’s Jordan Sophia Alexander and Atlanta’s Brigitte Bidet. Bidet has been working with House of Gunt since the troupe’s early days, performing at the “Legendary Children” show at Dollhouse Productions and “Platonic Friends” at Hang Fire with RuPaul’s Drag Race alums Dax Exclamationpoint and Violet Chachki. Back home in Atlanta, Bidet hosts “Tossed Salad,” a show that features new performers each week, at Burkhart’s Pub. Fishpaw is excited that Thursday’s performers are selecting a wide range of Peaches tracks for their performances. “We don’t like to try and pigeonhole anyone into doing anything,” Fishpaw explains. “A lot of people latched onto the newer and more obscure stuff. It’s good

for the audience to get a couple classics, and there are a few songs from the latest album.” Tracks like “Hanky Code” are a perfect fit for the show. “If you’re not familiar, it’s all the different colored handkerchiefs used for cruising and hookups in gay culture,” Fishpaw explains. “Black and white, BDSM; blue, safe sex. That’s such a huge thing in gay culture, but it took someone assigned female at birth to make the song about that whole thing, which I love about [Peaches]. She’s included in the culture, not totally stealing from it. And she’s 50 years old!” After the show, guests can hit the dance floor and keep the high energy going. The House has big plans for their Club One residency, so stay tuned for show announcements in the coming months. “This show is inspired by one of, I think, the most underrated gender benders of all time,” says Fishpaw. “She’s still working and doing it in the underground side of it more than the mainstream. It’s really a perfect marriage, a dream, for House of Gunt.” CS


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IF YOU were to tell your story with objects, which ones would you choose? Which artifacts best represent you and your life? That’s the question Luciana Spracher set out to answer for Savannah in the “Small Treasures” exhibition, open now at City Hall. “The Library and Archives manages several small exhibition cases and spaces in City Hall to show our archival collections and Savannah’s history,” Spracher explains. “Based on the size of our cases, I started mulling on the idea of ‘small’ and that good things sometimes come in very small packages.” Spracher, the director of the City of Savannah’s Research Library and Municipal Archives, reached out to seven local organizations that are also members of the










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Coastal Museums Association, an organization of cultural heritage institutions. “I thought this would be a great way to reach out to them and showcase all the wonderful things they have in their collections,” Spracher says. “Part of the purpose of CMA is that together we are stronger, helping to support each other through education, advocacy, and outreach.” The seven participating organizations are Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Telfair Museums, Davenport House Museum, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, Coastal Heritage Society, Nancy and Lawrence Gutstein Museum of Congregation Mickve Israel, and the Georgia Historical Society. Representatives from those organizations spoke at the exhibition’s opening program to discuss the artifacts they chose and why they’re important to Savannah’s history. Telfair Academy’s contribution to the exhibition was Mary Telfair’s silver teapot, circa 1861. As Shannon Browning-Mullis,





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The items span the 18th through 20th centuries and cover a wide range of topics, from politics to slavery to religion and many more. “I really got sucked in by each loaned artifact’s story,” Spracher says. “As I was Telfair’s Curator of History and Decorative preparing their labels, I did additional Arts, explained, the reason for choosing research to find more information and the teapot was two-fold. images to support the object, and each “It belonged to the Telfair family, and it’s item has a great story to go with it. I don’t a nice example of our decorative art collec- think I was prepared for how much time I tion, but the other thing that’s wonderful would spend with each item, but they drew about it is not only because it was owned by me in. I struggled to prepare concise labels a Savannah family, but it was cared for and to fit in the case because that meant I had maintained by a Savannah family,” Brown- to cut part of the stories out.” ing-Mullis explained, showing a photo of Spracher’s work for this exhibition is George Givens, a young black man. incredibly important, as it’s a step in get“George was enslaved by the Telfair ting Savannah’s whole story told. family and lived in the Telfair Academy “We don’t have just one story, but many from the time he was ten years old for the interwoven together to form a colorful rest of his life,” she said. “The Telfair’s fabric,” Spracher muses. “From far away, it fortune, like most wealthy families in this may look homogenous, but up close there area, was built on slavery. One of the most are lots of people, events and sites that important things we do at the Telfair is make Savannah special. All of those stories talk about that and research that and try need to be celebrated and told. In many to make sure that we represent the city ways, we are just scratching the surface.” CS and its fully encompassing history that is reflective of the times.” “Small Treasures” will be on display at City Hall This effort to tell every Savannah story is evident in this wide-reaching exhibition. through December and is available to the public Artifacts range from a folk art doll donated through City Hall’s First Tuesday Tours and by the Davenport House to a township plan special programming requests through the City provided by the City of Savannah to a cam- of Savannah Research Library and Municipal Archives. To take a tour, register online at paign pin for Herman Myers, Savannah’s first Jewish mayor.


ANIMAL INSTINCT — The diversity of animal imagery in Animal Instinct reveals the wide-ranging roles animals inhabit in an anthropocentric world. This exhibition offers a chance to reflect on our relationships with animals and how they are an intrinsic part of our lives. July 15-Nov. 26. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

ABSTRACT NARRATIVES — Celebrate the work of Kenny Ward, Farnaz K. Jahani and Jennifer Moss in the group exhibition “Abstract Narratives,” featuring work that is tied together by complex texture, subtle colors, and reference to personal narratives that are at once abstract and familiar. In Vino Veritas, 102 E. Liberty St. 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. Through July 28. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. ATOMIC II - A STUDIO RENTER SHOW — Visit twenty of Sulfur’s artists in this studio renter show. Through July 15. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. BIKES IN PRINT — Mike Dale presents his linocuts of bicycles. Through July 30. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull 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. Through Sep. 10. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. GENERATION — This exhibition brings together two generations of Iraqi-Canadian women artists--mother Sawsan Al Saraf and her daughters Tamara and Sundus Abdul


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MIXED MEDIA — Liza Crowley Judson, Christina Edwards, and Doris Grieder present their mixed media works. July 13-Sep. 30. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.


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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 for the Arts, 207 West York St. GOD AND MODERN MAN — What is the relationship between God and modern man? Through Oct. 15. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. HARMONY/THE GENTLE SOUL OF DANETTE SPERRY — The self-taught artist’s first solo exhibition in Savannah. Addressing mythical, natural, interpersonal and domestic scenes, the show will feature paintings such as the fairytale-like tableau “Forest Angel” and also showcase a number of Ms. Sperry’s larger formats that have enabled the artist to achieve new levels of detail. Through July 18. Roots Up Gallery, 6 E. Liberty Street. HATTIE SAUSSY: REDISCOVERY OF AN ARTIST — Savannah artist Hattie Saussy (1890-1978) distinguished herself as a great American painter by effortlessly fusing elements of impressionism into her realist compositions, formulating her own traditional yet unique painting aesthetic. Through Sep. 24. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. KAHLIL GIBRAN AND THE FEMININE DIVINE — Renowned for his literary masterpiece “The Prophet,” Lebanese-American artist and writer Kahlil Gibran began experimenting with the visual arts at a young age. Telfair Museums proudly boasts the largest public collection of visual art by Kahlil Gibran in the United States. Through Jan. 2, 2018. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

MARILYN HARTNESS AND EDWARD JONES — Marilyn Hartness is a ceramic sculptor from North Carolina. Edward Richard Jones is a sculpture artist. Through July 31. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. SMALL TREASURES — Small Treasures, an exhibit on display at City Hall through December, brings together a unique sampling of artifacts from eight of Savannah’s premier cultural institutions. Each “small treasure” has a unique story to tell, and together all highlight Savannah’s rich and diverse history. Through Dec. 31. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.





STRANGELY FAMILIAR — Utah-based artist Mary Sinner embraces her sense of curiosity and is interested in iconic symbols that migrate through the cultural strata. Through July 31. Paris Market & Brocante, 36 West Broughton St.


WHEN I SAY IT OUT LOUD, IT ALL FALLS APART — A collection of abstract paintings by Ashley Paulk. He uses every type of paint he can get his hands on to create vivid, breathtaking works that are playful yet profound. Through July 17. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

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Rise & Shine, Savannah! Award-winning made-from-scratch biscuit sandwiches and house-made doughnuts are Rise Biscuits Donuts’ specialties BY MARIA WHITEWAY

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ON July 1, Savannah became Georgia’s first location for the Rise Biscuits Donuts franchise. Rise Biscuits Donuts has been sweeping the Southeast since the opening of its first store in Durham, N.C., in 2012. With fourteen sites and more under contract, the sweet and savory menu concept has won various awards and appeared on an episode of Food Network’s Donut Showdown. Now, Broughton Street serves up Rise’s acclaimed made-from-scratch biscuit sandwiches and house-made doughnuts from 7 a.m.–2 p.m. daily. When it comes to the food industry, the word franchise is marred with the stigma of mass-produced, freezer burned, low-grade fare. As for Rise, owners and mother-son duo Cristol and Shane Johnson set the record straight: “What drew us to Rise was that everything is handmade from scratch. There is no freezer because everything is fresh.” Cristol explains their mindset as Savannah natives: “Even though Rise is a franchise, we are trying to bring local flair because we are both local. We want to incorporate local elements to make it Savannah.” As a chef himself, Shane found that Rise catered to both the chef and employees. The menu is chef driven, allowing for creativity—a word not typically uttered among franchisees. Even more, the hours differed from a typical restaurant, allowing “people to go home early and enjoy their families.” Each location has a distinctively different menu, with elements that represent the location and the originality of the chef. The Johnsons hired former head chef at SCAD, Trey Delamar, as their kitchen leader. Every morning at midnight, bakers make a batch of donuts. Mixing, kneading, proofing, frying and glazing, the donut making process takes about three hours. The donut menu for all sites is divided into three categories: Old School, New School and Our School.

Old School represents traditional flavors that are ironclad like glazed, sprinkles and old-fashioned cake with lemon icing. The New School donuts, including pineapple-basil with pistachios and maplebacon bars, are chosen by cooperate. The Our School offerings change monthly, as they are chef-focused, relying on what is seasonal, local and inspiring. This month Chef Delamar introduced Savannah to flavors like Cheerwine, lemon-blueberry meringue bullseye, and Butterfinger. Equally fresh, small batches of biscuits are made daily from scratch, every half-hour. “We don’t hold them past 30 minutes,” he says. Flaky and buttery biscuit sandwiches are made to order with mouthwatering meats like fried bologna, bacon and fried chicken. Pile on premium toppings such as egg, pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, or avocado. Pickled jalapenos, arugula, Comeback sauce, roasted peppers and buttermilk ranch can be added as complimentary toppings to seal the deal. Rise also offers special biscuit sandwiches like the Huevos Rancheros with a fried egg, pico de gallo, cheddar cheese, avocado and black bean spread. The speA New School Pineapple-Basil Donut with Pistachios cials change monthly. Given that everything at Rise is prepared daily and made fresh, the biscuits and doughnuts may sell out. However, the fast-casual atmosphere makes it easy to grab a quick donut from the walk-up case or wait in line along the wall for a biscuit sandwich. Patrons can bump knees, if they choose to eat in-house, by sitting at the counter in the narrow corridor beside the kitchen. Either way, all the biscuits and donuts are bagged to go. When patrons enter Rise, the bright orange hue, friendly demeanor of the staff, bake case filled with vibrant confections and vivacious bustle of sugar-induced customers all lend to the Johnsons’ overall aspiration, “We want to be all about smiles. Rise is a fun place.” CS For more on Rise Biscuits Donuts in Downtown Savannah, visit:

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Spider-Man: Homecoming swings and scores.


OOO It’s remarkably easy and completely understandable to complain about superhero fatigue, until one realizes that the superheroes are the ones saving the day – and the box office. While this summer’s other franchise pictures have been performing below expectations – regardless of whether they’re good (Alien: Covenant), bad (Transformers: The Last Knight) or just downright ugly (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) – it’s the efforts from the cinematic branches of Marvel and DC that have prevented this movie season from being a total washout. More importantly, in terms of quality, both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and especially Wonder Woman have proven to be among the few bright spots – and now here comes Spider-Man: Homecoming to further strengthen the argument. The best Spider-Flick since 2004’s Spider-Man 2, this one finds Tom Holland justifying the goodwill generated by his supporting stint in last year’s Captain America: Civil War. As the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man, he’s an utter delight, emerging as less cocky than Andrew Garfield and even more self-effacing than Tobey Maguire. For that, credit not only Holland but also director Jon Watts and a sextet of scripters (including Watts), who

collectively serve up an interpretation of the web-slinger that capitalizes on the character’s teenage roots. Wisely, the origin story isn’t replayed for the umpteenth time – yup, the kid was bitten by a radioactive spider; let’s move on! – allowing for more time to focus on Peter as he faces the horrors of high school life when he’s not facing real-world horrors. In fact, much of the charm of Spider-Man: Homecoming is how it adheres closer to vintage John Hughes than trademark Stan Lee, with many of the brightest moments centering around Peter’s taxing school days. Still, it’s hard for our friendly neighborhood hero to concentrate on chemistry classes when there are villains out there to vanquish. Anxious to tackle the bad guys – but kept in a holding pattern by mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Stark’s right-hand man Happy (Jon Favreau) — Peter finally strikes out on his own when he gets wind of the dastardly maneuverings of one Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture. As Toomes, Michael Keaton is excellent, showing us two sides of a complicated individual who allowed the big, bad world to corrode his soul. The final battle royale gets too convoluted and continues for too long (a problem also in GotGV2 and WW), and my pet peeve of two people in a city of 8.5 million coincidentally turning out to be related

receives a major workout here. Then there’s Tony Stark/Iron Man, whose “guest appearance” occasionally feels more like a crutch — it’s not unlike, say, Henry Winkler’s Fonz from Happy Days and Penny Marshall’s Laverne from Laverne & Shirley both turning up in the pilot episode of Mork & Mindy to give the fledgling show a blessing and a boost. But these carps are ultimately mere asides. In most respects, Spider-Man: Homecoming swings and scores.


OOO Guaranteed to reign as the hipster fave of 2017, Baby Driver comes tearing off the starting line and leads the summer-movie field for the duration of the ride. Only when it hits the final stretch does it become clear that a little more maintenance while still in the shop might have subsequently allowed it to enjoy a few more victory laps. Nevertheless, this style-over-substance endeavor does itself proud as one of the few worthwhile achievements in what’s turning out to be a rather desultory cinematic season thus far. Writer-director Edgar Wright deserves the lion’s share of the kudos, not only for assembling a noteperfect cast but also for providing them with dialogue that’s often a pleasure to encounter.

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Landing many of the best lines is Kevin Spacey, cast as a verbose crime boss who masterminds a series of bank heists. Spacey’s Doc likes to use different players for different jobs, but he always keeps one constant on the team: Baby (Ansel Elgort), a taciturn getaway driver who choreographs all of his moves (both in and out of the car) to the tunes emanating from his iPod. (In this manner, Baby is not unlike Guardians of the Galaxy’s Peter Quill, who similarly shimmies to the beat of his Walkman.) Baby is so quiet and reserved that his demeanor endears him to some of his accomplices while enraging the rest. For their part, lovebirds Buddy (Jon Hamm) and Darling (Eiza Gonzalez) like the kid; conversely, Griff (Jon Bernthal) and Bats (Jamie Foxx) do not. As for Baby, the only person who interests him is Debora (Lily James), the new waitress down at his favorite diner. Between the character dynamics, the vehicular stuntwork (much of it <I>not<P> CGI), and the carefully chosen soundtrack, Baby Driver clicks on all cylinders — at least until it hits the homestretch. Suddenly, a storyline that had admirably been kept edgy and unexpected turns careful and conventional, with unlikely character pirouettes and an overextended climax — one, I might add, featuring a villain seemingly as indestructible as Terminator 2’s T-1000 — emerging as the primary, 30 predictable culprits. That’s a shame.

Certainly, Baby Driver establishes its own irresistible rhythm — one which deserves a sizable audience — but when it perhaps matters most, it turns out that the song remains the same.


OO Based on Thomas Cullinan’s novel, Don Siegel’s 1971 drama The Beguiled cast Clint Eastwood as John McBurney, a wounded Union soldier who gets nursed back to health at a remote all-girls school in the South during the Civil War. All of the women, from the middle-aged head of the institute (Geraldine Page) down to the precocious preteen (Pamelyn Ferdin), are drawn to the male in their midst, leading to jealousy, mistrust and violence. Between the poor marketing by Universal Pictures and an atypical role for Eastwood, The Beguiled was a box office flop, yet its status as a complicated and intriguing work remains undisturbed. Writerdirector Sofia Coppola has now chosen to offer her own interpretation with a new picture, also titled The Beguiled. But what’s baffling is her decision to strip the piece of all nuance and all complexity. Colin Farrell is fine as McBurney, but whereas the ’71 model fascinatingly presented the character as fundamentally rotten but blessed with the ability to compliment, cajole and con at will, this version offers basically a nice guy who eventually

snaps and turns into a raging psychopath. As Martha (Page’s old role), Nicole Kidman also delivers a strong performance, but her character is less layered than before – all touches of madness have been removed, leaving only a character whose actions don’t always make sense within the context of what’s presented. Two of the women who become involved with McBurney remain front and center, but both Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning are miscast in these roles. Missing completely — to the project’s great shame — is the character of the slave (Mattie in the book, Hallie in the previous movie) who works for Miss Martha — unlike all the school teachers and schoolgirls draping themselves over him, she alone sees McBurney in his true light. For reasons too spoilerish to blurt out, Hallie (superbly played by Mae Mercer in ’71) is integral to key revelations revealed late in that film. For her part, Coppola simply drops the character altogether, marking this as a particularly unpleasant example of whitewashing. Then again, such an excision isn’t exactly shocking. Since her out-and-out masterpiece, 2003’s Lost in Translation, Coppola has only written and directed middling movies about the inconveniences faced by privileged white women. The old axiom states that one should “write what you know,” but in Coppola’s case, that’s proving to be unfortunate career advice.

O A constantly ka-chinging cash register disguised as a major motion picture, the utterly banal and utterly boring Despicable Me 3 is largely the animated equivalent of the current Transformers: The Last Knight. While it may not be as stridently idiotic as the Michael Bay dud, it’s similar in that it also merely goes through the motions expected from an established and profitable franchise. It’s full of rote sound and fury, but while it’s tempting to say it signifies nothing, that wouldn’t exactly be correct. It signifies the continued standing of Hollywood as the ultimate babysitter, providing harried parents an opportunity to dump off their little darlings somewhere, anywhere. If Minions are involved, so much the better. What made Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) unique in the 2010 original was that he was a villain, only softening toward the end of the film. That sharp edge was filed down in 2013’s Despicable Me 2, since he was now a full-fledged good guy. In this latest outing, he’s only grown more uninteresting as a character, so the filmmakers compensate by introducing a twin brother named Dru (also Carell). Unfortunately, he’s even more bland than his sibling. The sop to adults who are unfortunate enough to accompany their kids to see this comes courtesy of the villain. Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a former child star in the 1980s, is now a mullet-topped super-villain, committing his crimes while backed by Top 40 hits from the era (Michael Jackson, Dire Straits, a-ha, etc.). It’s calculated rather than clever, and it’s just one more sign of the crushing laziness that this picture proudly if perversely displays at every conceivable turn.


O As a filmmaker, Michael Bay has never seemed particularly interested in coherency or linear thinking or anything else that carries an idea from Point A to Point B. With that in mind, here’s my own stream-of-consciousness look at Bay’s latest bray, Transformers: The Last Knight. At 7 hours 15 minutes, the fifth film in the robotic series surpasses the 4-hour8-minute Gettysburg as the longest theatrical feature ever made. Keep in mind that I did not have a watch or cell phone on me during the screening, so my estimate of the running time might be slightly off, with a margin of error of plus or minus 5 hours. But it certainly felt that long. If nothing else, T5 is the first movie in the franchise that could be described as educational. For starters, it’s ascertained that not only did King Arthur and Camelot exist, but Arthur and his Round



Table companions all had Transformer knights watching their backs. (The recent King Arthur: Legend of the Sword failed to mention this, which is probably why it bombed.) In addition, the Transformers were responsible for the tide turning in favor of the Allies during World War II; they were responsible for the mystery surrounding Stonehenge; and they were responsible for the 2016 presidential election being hacked (or was that the Russians? I forget). Mark Wahlberg returns for his second appearance as Cade Yeager, the Transformers’ BFF. Here, Cade’s the one who best embodies the spirit of King Arthur and thus is chosen to save all of humanity. Back in 2012, Wahlberg stated that 9/11 wouldn’t have happened had he been on one of the hijacked airplanes. “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did,” he told Men’s Journal. “There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.’” While most Americans were offended by Wahlberg’s imbecilic statement, Bay apparently gurgled and cooed over such a shining display of machismo – hence, we now have Dirk Diggler as The Chosen One. The latest distinguished actor to opt to

slum in this series for the sake of a gargantuan payday is Anthony Hopkins. Unlike, say, past players Frances McDormand and John Malkovich, he does not seem embarrassed by his appearance. Then again, Hopkins already has a long tradition of swooping down on paychecks like a hawk targeting a bunny rabbit – see, for instance, Alexander, Bad Company and that daft werewolf movie with Benicio Del Toro. One scene features a pair of bickering Transformers voiced by John Goodman and Steve Buscemi. With John Turturro also appearing in the film, it’s safe to say this is the reunion movie that The Big Lebowski devotees were eagerly awaiting. Fans of Walter and Donny, be sure to thank Michael Bay in your prayers tonight.


OO Never a Bridesmaids but always a Bridesmaids wannabe, Rough Night stars Scarlett Johansson as Jess, whose political campaign gets put on hold for one weekend as she heads to Miami for her bachelorette party. Set to marry sweet Peter (Paul W. Downs, who also co-wrote the script with director Lucia Aniello), she’s joined on her outing by her best friends from her college days: needy Alice (Jillian Bell), sophisticated Blair (Zoe Kravitz), outspoken


Summer 2017 events Plays and musicals from the stage and screen, Disney animated classics and more are coming to the Lucas Theatre for the Arts — all summer long.

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Frankie (Ilana Glazer), and, from her studies abroad, eccentric Aussie Pippa (Kate McKinnon). After much consumption of alcohol and cocaine at a nightclub, it’s determined that a male stripper should be summoned to the house for Jess’s pleasure. But in her state of perpetual horniness, Alice ends up killing the dude, and the five ladies spend the rest of the picture determining how best to cover up the crime. Rough Night never gets as ugly as 1998’s comparable Very Bad Things, but even acknowledging (semi-spoiler, I guess, though it’s pretty easy to guess where the movie is heading) that it will eventually be revealed that this man deserved his gruesome fate, the filmmakers never find the proper degree at which to pitch their black comedy, making the scenario more lurid than intriguing. Moving beyond the killing, the remainder of the picture just isn’t very funny, with the great McKinnon largely wasted and Bell receiving far too much screen time while playing a truly odious character.


OO The previous pictures are perhaps Pixar’s most underrated offerings — 2006’s Cars offered a lovely look at Route 66 mythology while 2011’s Cars 2 was an engaging espionage caper — but I daresay this one will probably be rated about right. Resolutely sweet-natured and marked by some compelling visuals, it’s still the weakest of the trio, with Lightning McQueen (again voiced by Owen Wilson) and other old-school race cars finding themselves becoming obsolete with the emergence of newer and sleeker models. Chief among the upstarts is Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), who usurps Lightning’s position as the sport’s reigning champion. Combatting both injury and depression, Lightning falls into a funk during the off-season, requiring his friends (including Bonnie Hunt’s Sally and Larry the Cable Guy’s Mater) to talk him off the

DESPICABLE ME 3: A constantly ka-chinging cash register disguised as a major motion picture,

mental and emotional cliff. With his optimism and enthusiasm restored, he undergoes a vigorous training regime, aided by his new coach Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo). Narratively, Cars 3 spends too much of the early going in idle, repeating familiar beats about how it sucks to get old (a sop to aging adults in the audience?) while fetishizing shiny new cars and accessories that will look great on Target shelves. Still, the movie is always agreeable if rarely exciting, and it does kick into high gear for the final stretch, which offers a pleasing plot pirouette that’s right in line with the usual Pixar philosophies of solidarity and self-worth. If this turns out to be the final Cars film – only the studio bean counters know for sure – there are worse ways for the franchise to ride off into the celluloid sunset.   


OOO 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 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”). 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 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 the global conflict— World War I—that’s devastating the planet and how he was working undercover in order to infiltrate a German factory where a strain of deadly gas was manufactured.  Believing that Ares, the God of War, is behind this terrible conflict, Diana agrees to accompany Steve back to civilization in order to slay Ares and stop the war. What follows are some of the most involving sequences seen in a superhero saga in many a multiplex moon. As 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.  CS

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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, and check us out in the weeks to come at ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.


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. tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr.


Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at for more information. ongoing. Online only, none.


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.


Are you a recent combat veteran experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none.


Guys, have you found yourself in a social rut, or just have a need for the art of conversation? Make a change in 2016. The past decade a diverse group of guys have been getting together about every two weeks to share dinner and opinions on just about any topic. No membership requirements or dues. Just an open mind and willingness to expand your friendship base. For more information visit us on Facebook at Savannah Men’s Club, or if you prefer, email details/questions to ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.


Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS

Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. 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. 423-6197712. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.



Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo. com. Info is also available at www. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www. ongoing.

Let’s Get Saucey: Wing Sauce Competition

Join judges Smith Mathews (Southbound Brewing Company), Corbin Parker (BowTie Barbecue Co.), Marshall (Rock 106.1) and Jim Morekis (Connect Savannah) at Southbound Brewing Company for its first annual wing sauce competition. Each sauce must incorporate a Southbound beer into its recipe and the top three winning sauces receive special prizes. Featuring live music by Cyril Durant and a dunk tank benefiting the Scott Waldrup gofundme page. $15-$25 JULY 15, 6-9 P.M.. 912-667-0033. SOUTHBOUND BREWING COMPANY, 107 EAST LATHROP AVE.

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. 912-596-3873.

The City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives is currently planning a World War I Centennial exhibit for 2018 to honor Savannahians’ role in the war. The City would like to include items from local residents and families to further personalize the exhibit. Residents are asked to share World War I related artifacts or documents with the City to help create the exhibit. To lend an item to the exhibit or to learn more about the exhibit, please contact Luciana Spracher, City of Savannah Library & Archives Director, at or (912) 651-6411. ongoing. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS EXHIBIT

Ships of the Sea Museum is now accepting submissions for a 2018 exhibit on the pollution of our waterways. Inspired by Jason deCaires Taylor’s public art piece “Plasticide,” we are seeking the Studio aid of artists to demonstrate in a visceral, School, 1319 Bull St. yet authentic way the local and global CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE effects of water pollution. Submission SAVANNAH deadline is 30 October 2017. For more Are you a student living fabulously in information please see our website at: a studio apartment or a creative with Through Oct. 30. 912an efficient yet stylish workspace? 232-1511. wendymelton@shipsofthesea. Maybe you’re renewing your space after Hurricane Matthew, decorating your home org. shipsofthesea. org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin for the holidays for the first time, or just Luther King Jr Blvd. want to share the character & charm of RELIGIOUS ETHNIC ARTISTS NEEDED your historical home? Whatever your space, Vignette Savannah would love

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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. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave.

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) 236-3154; email: ongoing. No physical address given, none.


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. 912-3494582.


Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.



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@



This class is designed to move and stretch your body at a slower pace. If you are looking for a class without any jumping or fancy arm balances, this is the class for you. We do not heat the room during this practice. Mondays, 4 p.m. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3.

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If you are looking for a practice that will challenge you physically and mentally, this is the class for you. These 75-90 minutes classes will stretch and strengthen your body, and cultivate balance. You will be wrung out and then juiced back up, ready to face any challenge that comes your way. This class is heated to 90 degrees. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. savannahpoweryoga. com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. $8 COMMUNITY POWER YOGA

In just one hour you will stretch your muscles, build strength, find your balance, open your hips, get upside down and 34 enjoy some stillness. You will leave


Each class is $50, and free to Savannah State and Armstrong students with valid ID. Saturdays. confucius. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES

The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-358-3160. confuciusinstitute@ Maggie Hayes leads this workshop for exploring natural movement and yoga for healing, freedom, and personal expression. Each workshop will spend 15-20 minutes in discussion of the readings, 15 minutes exploring movement concepts, 45-55 min- Savannah State University, 3219 College St. utes in practice, and 5-10 minutes of meditation, reflection, or journaling. CLAY CLASSES $18 PER WORKSHOP, $120 FOR WHOLE SERIES WEDNESDAYS, 6-7:30 P.M. Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers AND SATURDAYS, 11 A.M.-12:30 P.M. REVOLUTIONYOGASTUDIO.COM. handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade REVOLUTION YOGA STUDIO, 204 WEST VICTORY DRIVE. tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-3514578.

The Body Electric

feeling refreshed and invigorated. This class is suitable for all levels - from raw beginners to experienced yogis. This class is heated to 90 degrees. Thursdays, 7:15 p.m., Fridays, 6 a.m., Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, noon. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. 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 912-6671056. BASIC SELF DEFENSE

Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. 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. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES

Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940.

Saturday every month at the Savannah Mall Conference Room (lower level by Burlington Coat Factory). This course is free to the public. This is a Georgia DNR approved class that is required for anyone that was born after January 1, 1998 if they want to operate any power vessel or personnel watercraft on Georgia waterways. To sign-up for this class go to or call the Georgia DNR @912-264-7237. Class size is limited to 30 participants. Free Sat., July 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 912-264-7237. Chatham County Marine Patrol, 71 Ross Road. THE BODY ELECTRIC

Maggie Hayes leads this workshop for exploring natural movement and yoga for healing, freedom, and personal expression. Each workshop will spend 15-20 minutes in discussion of the readings, 15 minutes exploring movement concepts, 45-55 minutes in practice, and 5-10 minutes of meditation, reflection, or journaling. $18 per workshop, $120 for whole series Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Revolution Yoga Studio, 204 West Victory Drive. 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. BOATING SAFETY CLASS The Georgia DNR along with the Chatham Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave, Sandfly. Also, games are County Marine Patrol will be conducting held in the afternoon and/or evening a Boating Safety Course on the third


Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912-897-7656. savannahaux. com. CREATIVITY COACHING

Do you have a creative idea but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 ongoing. Online, ---. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS

Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@ GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO. COM. DUI PREVENTION GROUP

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/ session 912-443-0410. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP

The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a


family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-3546686. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER

Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha. com. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. INTRODUCTION TO FAUX WOOD GRAINING AND MARBLING

In this class students will discover the various materials, tools, and techniques associated with the art of painting faux woods and marbles. Used extensively throughout southern colonial architecture, these techniques allowed artisans and craftspeople to impart on local material an exotic finish. Susan Lavold, a southwestern artist, has utilized these techniques to accent her paintings and furniture pieces to highlight the natural material beauty of the south west. $75 (includes $25 material fee) Fri., July 14, 6-9 p.m., Sat., July 15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., July 16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 912.443.5864. bcurran@ savannahtech. edu/HistoricHomeownersAcademy.. HistoricHomeownersAcademy. Savannah Technical College, Historic Homeowners Academy, 5717 White Bluff Road. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240.

rewards and entries for the Grand Prize drawing. Visit your library or www. for details. Free and open to the public. Through July 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Live Oak Public Libraries, 2002 Bull Street.


The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society holds their ninth annual Camp Buddy. The camp curriculum is designed by occupational, physical, special education and speech therapists with the goal of helping children retain the educational milestones they achieved over the course of the past school year. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. Marshpoint Elementary School, 135 Whitmarsh Island Dr.




Plan a day or two to use our space and knock out some interesting pieces. Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar instruction from another studio. Are you a beginner? Contact Christina to schedule instruction during this time ($50 per session). 35.00 Wed., July 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. 770-361-0405. christina@ dreamcatstudio. com/. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. METALSMITHING: RING MAKING

Love a good stack? Knock out your first finished ring in just three hours. You’ll learn to form, solder, stamp, and texture. Add the application of a prefabricated stone setting for a little color. Tuition includes all materials for class projects. 50.00 Wed., July 12, 6-9 p.m. 770-3610405. dreamcatstudio. com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. MUSIC LESSONS--MULTIPLE INSTRUMENTS AND STYLES

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.

Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels for Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass, classical, jazz), Piano, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Voice as well as Music Theory/ Composition/ Ear Training. We teach public, private and home school students as well as adults at all experience levels. Located at 15 East Montgomery Crossroads in Office #205 near White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA. ongoing. 912-388-1806. smisavannah@

Live Oak Public Libraries presents “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program June 1 – July 31. SRP offers engaging activities and programs for children ages 0 – 18 at libraries throughout Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Participants can earn exciting reading

Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St.




Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Award-winning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. Photography Workshops: Beginner to Advanced level. 4-hour sessions. $250 per student. See website for complete list. 410-251-4421. chris@ PIANO VOICE-COACHING

Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. POLE FITNESS CLASSES

Pole dancing is a beautiful artform, and a combination of dance, flexibility and gymnastics. Pole dancing has quickly become one of the most popular forms of fun and exercise for women. It can help you lose weight, gain beautiful muscle tone, make you stronger than ever and build confidence like no other form of exercise can. Join us on Tuesday nights and get fitter and stronger than you’ve ever been, with this amazing full body workout. Schedule TBA $20 Every other Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. POWER SELF DEFENSE

Get fit and develop powerful selfdefense skills. For active adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. fit912savannah. com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street.

8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-484-0628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SAMBA SAVANNAH DRUMMING WORKSHOP

Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with drumming instructor Andrew Hartzell. All ages. $10 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. 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. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. SURVIVOR CAMP

Survivor Camp is a 4 day camp hosted by RCC designed to provide support to girls ages 8-17 who are survivors of child molestation or sexual abuse. Topics to be addressed include self-esteem, coping skills, health and wellness. Camp activities will include arts and crafts, games, poetry, and presentations from guest speakers. No cost to participate Through July 13. 912-2333000. Savannah Botanical Gardens, 1388 Eisenhower Drive. 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 R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING through the month of September only. The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Very limited space available, reserve Show Stoppers are conducting line dance your spot and register online today. $20/ classes every Monday night at the West class $75/September package ongoing. Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. nights at the John Delaware Center. Both com. classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, Become the writer you were meant to 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally 912-220-7712. acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. writing workshops founded and led by REIKI TREATMENT award-winning author Rosemary Daniell. Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes Over 180 Zona Rosans have become emotional & physical healing; reduces published authors. For information, neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail contact Rosemary at info@myzonarosa. request for appointment/ Fee base at com. Also ask about the week-long,, or Text (only) 912- intensive Sixteenth Annual Zona Rosa 429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. Writing and Living Retreat,Tybee Island, A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE July 22-29, 2017. ongoing. No physical AND COACHING address given, none. Experienced and successful voice CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS instructor is accepting students. 13TH COLONY SOUND (BARBERSHOP Nurturing and collaborative studio. SINGING) Services offered include strengthening “If you can carry a tune, come sing with the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344styles of music. Audition and competition 9768. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays,

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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, 912-631-3452, or Darowe, 912272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@

seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-596-1962.


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. HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB

Toastmasters International is an Live action role playing group that exists organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@ is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6:15BUCCANEER REGION SCCA 7:15 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs. Local chapter of the Sports Car Club org. Bull Street Labs, of America, hosting monthly solo/ autocross driving events in the Savannah 2222 Bull St. area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance KNITTERS, NEEDLEPOINT AND and a valid driver’s license is eligible CROCHET to participate. See website. ongoing. Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS 912-308-6768. Small Business Professionals Islands LOW COUNTRY TURNERS Networking Group meets first Thursday A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Steve Cook for info at number below. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 ongoing. 912-313-2230. Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE 308-6768. HEART LADIES AUXILIARY CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-786Friday evening social event at the 4508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 clubhouse. Meet Members and their Rowland Ave. families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is PHILO CAFE sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are Discussion group that meets every welcome, but Membership is encouraged Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various after several visits once interest is locations. Anyone craving good gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. conversation is invited. Free to attend. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail. Email for info, or see Facebook. com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. Island Rd. AVEGOST LARP


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. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS

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A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA.



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


RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912-344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. SAFE KIDS SAVANNAH

A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-3533148. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-4470943. 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 and call Christopher Scott, President, 912272-6309. ongoing. No physical address given, none.


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. 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. 912748-7020. SAVANNAH GO CLUB

This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-3552005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH GO GREEN

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. 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. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 671

Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, WoodvilleTompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549.

Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. CONCERTS SAVANNAH LIVE Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Savannah Live is a high-energy 2 hour SAVANNAH KENNEL CLUB variety show that features everything from Monthly meetings open to the pop to Broadway and Motown to rock public the 4th Monday each month, n’ roll, featuring a rockin’ live band and Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. Carey Hilliard’s eight singers. $37 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull SAVANNAH NEWCOMERS CLUB St. Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. EVENTS Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events COCA COLA HIRING EVENT Savannah Coca Cola in partnership with help you learn about Savannah and GDOL Savannah Career Center is hosting make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. a hiring event for multiple positions. Fri., ongoing. July 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 706-262-7267. SAVANNAH PARROT HEAD CLUB GDOL Savannah Career Center, 5520 Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check White Bluff Rd. website for events calendar or send COMMON GROUNDS an email for Parrot Head gatherings. Common Grounds is a collaboration of ongoing. the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet SAVANNAH TOASTMASTERS on Wednesday nights for open theological Helps improve speaking and leadership discussion on hot button issues. All are skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. Health University Medical Center, in the We are open and affirming of the LGBT Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484community. Order for Compline by 6710. Memorial candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at Health University Medical Center, 4700 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Waters Ave. commongroundssavannah. The Foundery SAVANNAH VEGGIES AND VEGANS Join the Facebook group to find out more Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. DRINKS AFTER WORK about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social Mondays. after work, and want to discover new SCAD DAILY TOURS places in the downtown Savannah SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta area. Come have a cocktail, make



new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH

In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912441-6559. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS


Lock and Key is the interactive and fun way to socialize, make new friends, meet your match, or just to have a great time. With your lock or key, you now have a reason to talk to anyone and everyone you want. 22.00 with code CONSAV Sat., July 15, 7-9 p.m. 941-915-6234. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DINNER AND MEETING

Membership meeting with dinner and speaker. Navy League supports our Sea Services and their families. You do not have to have been in any of the military services to join. For further information contact Jeff Zureick at 912 450 0521 $22.00 third Tuesday of every month & 5:45-8:15 p.m. 912 450 0521. piwi@ Savannah Navy League, 17 lake heron ct west. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR

One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866666-3323. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ PANTRY

A free food pantry held every Thursday,

BroadwayHD: The Woodsman

BroadwayHD is an online streaming service on a mission to promote and preserve live theatre, extending the reach of Broadway and Broadway caliber shows to anyone, anywhere. Based on the beloved writings of L. Frank Baum, The Woodsman, an imaginative retelling of the origins of Oz’s Tin Woodsman, is the story of the Tin Man, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. $15 WED., JULY 12, 7 P.M. LUCASTHEATRE.COM. LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS, 32 ABERCORN ST.

10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. RICHMOND HILL FARMERS MARKET

Come get the freshest produce, baked goods and interesting local crafts at the Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS

Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912-349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SCAD DAILY TOURS

SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare

for professional careers. For more information please visit, https://www. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St.


School are invited to attend this meeting. Meet old friends, make new friends and have a great time. Several social events are hosted throughout the year. Dues are $24 a year. third Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. Savannah Classical Academy, 402 Market Street.


On Thursday nights come out to the coolest spot in Pooler for Under The Rainbow. Every week we will host a different event that will cater to those that play over, around and under the rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way.


Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. third Saturday, Sunday of every month. River Street,

Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. All former students of St. Pius X High



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Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or mchandle@ ongoing. 912-5255023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.




River St.


Marcia Mitchell, owner and chief instructor at Revolution Ballroom in Beaufort, South Carolina, will be teaching East Coast Swing from 7pm-8pm followed by two hours of open ballroom dancing. Public is welcome. Please bring refreshments and snacks to share. No alcohol permitted. Please note that USA Dance has moved to its new location in Pooler. The ballroom is located 1/2 mile west of I-95, exit 102, directly across the street from Lovezzola’s Restaurant. $10 for USA Dance members; $15 for non-members; and $25 per couple Sat., July 15, 7 p.m. 912-547-9705. 78vette@ USA Dance Savannah, 301 U.S. 80.



Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912-349-2756. 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@ html. 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. 912604-0958, 912-346-2650. AikiNorm@, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. ART OF YOGA

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Discover the art of meditation and balance with the Art of Yoga at Telfair Museums. Led by professional yoga instructor, Kendall Beene, this class welcomes individuals of all skill levels, linking breath and movement in an exploration of yoga as a creative force. Enjoy the tranquility of the museum for a yoga experience unlike any other. 38 Please bring your own mat. This event is

co-sponsored by Beetnix, who will provide a special after-yoga delight! $20 Per Person Tue., July 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912790-8880. jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York 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 semi-private class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP

Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth. com/. 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 8pm9pm. ongoing. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St.

for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave.


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. 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. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FOREVER YOUNG TONING FOR THE MATURE ADULT

A great fitness class for the mature adult or beginner. Weights & cardio. Learn proper form, while getting in shape. Promoting health, fitness, and vitality. $5 Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island, 31410 Call 912-8983320 or 410-320-9997 for more info. Plenty of free parking. Bring a mat and water. All other equipment provided. $5 Tue., July 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 410-3209997. Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd.

the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month MondaysWednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. GROUP TRAINING - BEACHBODY

Group Training at its best. Almost like having your own personal trainer. Weights, cardio, drills, and games. Ropes, kettlebells, medicine balls, and more. Every workout is different. Great as a supplement to your existing workout or a great way to start. Bring mat & water. All other equipment provided. Punch cards available. $10 Tue., July 18, 6-7 p.m. 912898-3320 or 410-320-9997. linda.socks@ Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. DUDE’S DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP

Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. HIKING & BIKING AT SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK

Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am-10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. BEGINNING POLE FITNESS FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to For anyone caring for senior citizens with 912-598-2300. get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance any affliction or illness. Second Saturday SkidawayIsland. America National Professional Champion of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Diamond Cswy. of pole dance in a safe and welcoming Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of KUNG FU SCHOOL: VING TSUN environment. Gain strength, balance and support for the caregiving they provide. Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s confidence. Beginner Classes are open ongoing. fastest growing martial arts style. Uses to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies FREE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s only (men welcome at our Intermediate St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for strength against him. Call for info on free Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-5150. 801.673.6737. p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB Suite 100. The very gentle movements St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory and breath work in this class will give Health Information and Resource Center Dr. you much needed energy, it will make offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which your body feel better, and it will give you BLUE WATER YOGA is an exercise program to encourage a mental release. This class is free to healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays Community donation-based classes, cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 and Wednesdays the classes are held Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. p.m. 912-819-8800. Candler at the John S. Delaware Center. On Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Tuesdays, the classes are held at the or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes ongoing. Talahi Island FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CLASS include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning low impact aerobics with cardio and workout class. All levels welcome. A DANCE DYNAMIX strengthening exercises (Mondays/ smooth mix of cardio and strengthening Dance DynaMix is a choreographed Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation experience required. Call 732.232.3349 downtown. Center, 1815 Lincoln St. to reserve your spot ahead of time, as GET EXCITED AND MOVE class space is limited. Stay after class This program is designed to combat LUNCHTIME DANCE FITNESS CLASSES


Always wanted to lose weight and have a blast while doing it? Try a Dance Fitness class. They offer a style that can suit your weight loss and dancing needs. No partner or experience necessary. Buy a package and receive discounts. Package prices: 4 classes for $40, 10 classes for $80, Membership: $120 Wed., July 12, 12:30-1 p.m., Thu., July 13, 12:30-1 p.m., Fri., July 14, 12:30-1 p.m., Sun., July 16, 12:30-1 p.m., Mon., July 17, 12:30-1 p.m. and Tue., July 18, 12:30-1 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebailedancestudio. com.

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. 912-495-8010. SAVANNAH DISC GOLF

Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Mondays. Call for times and fees or Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. available. See website or email for info. PILATES CLASSES ongoing. Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol DalySAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. With a one-year, $35 membership,free pilatessavannah. training programs for beginners (walkers com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 and runners) and experienced athletes. Rerguson Ave. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent PREGNANCY YOGA social events. Sign up online or look for Ongoing series of 6-week classes. the Savannah Striders Facebook page. Thursdays. A mindful approach to ongoing. pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. TURBO KICK CARDIO WORKOUT ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga. Lose calories while dancing and kickcom. Savannah boxing. No experience or equipment Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. PREGNANCY YOGA CLASSES 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, Pregnancy is a transitional time when 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 many physical and emotional changes ongoing. 586-822-1021. take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our turbokicksavannah. body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND rapidly changing body and increases the SURVIVORS ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a Free for cancer patients and survivors. more mindful approach to the challenges The classes help with flexibility and of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and balance while also providing relaxation. motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are Located at FitnessOne, on the third offered as a 6 week session on Thursday floor of the Memorial Outpatient and evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. no prior yoga experience is necessary. Memorial Health $120 - six week session Thursdays. University Medical Center, 4700 Waters 912-704-7650. ann@douladeliveries. Ave. com. savannahyoga. ZUMBA FITNESS com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull Isn’t lifting weights and running on the St. treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while QIGONG CLASSES Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena and longer life. Classes offer a time to is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 So show up early and see you soon! min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. facebook. ongoing. com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. RENAGADE WORKOUT Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 YMCA am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912- St. 376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. ZUMBA FITNESS (R) WITH APRIL Montgomery Crossroads. Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 RICHMOND HILL ROADIES RUNNING CLUB Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for MOMMY AND BABY YOGA

info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.


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. $24 5-9 p.m.. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BASTILLE DAY

Celebrate Bastille Day with French fare, cocktails, and Louis Latour wines. 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. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. FIRE & WINE

Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. info@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. 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. 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.. 912721-0595. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR

Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.. 912234-0688. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. LET’S GET SAUCEY: WING SAUCE COMPETITION

Join judges Smith Mathews (Southbound Brewing Company), Corbin Parker (BowTie Barbecue Co.), Marshall (Rock 106.1) and Jim Morekis (Connect Savannah) at Southbound Brewing Company for its first annual wing sauce competition. Each sauce must incorporate a Southbound beer into its recipe and the top three winning sauces receive special prizes. Featuring live music by Cyril Durant and a dunk tank benefiting the Coastal Conservation Association. $15-$25 912-667-0033. natalie@ facebook. com/events/120310751810951/. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. MEMORIAL BREW-HAHA

A $20 entry fee will include 36oz of beer, a guided tour, and a souvenir koozie or a 6 pack to go. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support Parker’s Emergency & Trauma Center and the Critical Care Division at Memorial University Medical Center. $20 912-3508992. memorial-brew-haha. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. PREPARE SUNDAY SUPPERS AT UNION MISSION

Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. PRESS PLAY BOOMBOX BRUNCH

Brunch is served from 11 am – 3 pm. Jason B. James Live vinyl DJ spinning classic soul, R&B, indie, rock, pop, and everything in between begins at noon. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. SUNDAY SUPPER: FROM ETHIOPIA TO SOUTH AFRICA

Celebrate Haile Selassie and Nelson Mandela with the Grey’s Sunday Supper.

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Meal includes mealie bread, Kenyan goat stew with ugali, ayibe, sauteed greens with peanut and African spice, and coffee panna cotta. $40 The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET

Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave.

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.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. $6 per person ( adults and children) Thu., July 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 912-5983345. gacoast.uga. edu/events/. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. I PLEDGE FOR ICE CREAM PROJECT

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As a way to say “Thanks for Your Patriotism,” on July 1st (and then HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY every Monday in July) from 4-7PM, Leopold’s Ice Cream will give any child Helps everyday ordinary people with (age 12 and under, accompanied by everyday ordinary problems: smoking, an adult) who can recite the Pledge of weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life WINE SAMPLING Allegiance a free child’s scoop of their coaching. Caring, qualified professional Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s help. See website or call for info. ongoing. choice in a cup, cake or sugar cone. Market has to offer. $0 Mon., July 17, 4-7 p.m. 912-399912-927-3432. savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 1845. Abercorn St. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH breast feeding support group for new/ HEALTH pledge-kicks-off-leopolds-ice-cream/. expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website Leopold’s Ice St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior for location and other info. ongoing. 912- Cream, 212 East Broughton St. offers blood pressure screenings on 897-9544. IMPROV SUMMER CAMPS FOR MIDDLE every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in html. SCHOOL STUDENTS the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB Our 5-day summer camps are a more on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is An exercise program encouraging in-depth version of our regular improv necessary; the screenings are free and classes. You will learn improv in twohealthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. open to the public. For more information, 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact hour segments for five days a week. call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Through theater games and exercises, aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, you will learn the classic improv skills: 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler 836 E. 65th St. focus, agreement, give and take, mime African American Resource Center. ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE FOR playing at the top of your game, justifying, (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE specificity, spontaneity & ​making your 6605. Free in-person, enrollment and renewal teammates look like geniuses. $100 PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE assistance for children’s health insurance First Line is a statewide hotline for Mon., July 17, 9-11 a.m. 912-659-4383. programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for women seeking information on health Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid and other ImprovHub, 42 W. Montgomery Cross services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. public benefits (SNAP and CAPS) will be Road, Warehouse F. ongoing. 800-264-7154. available. Please bring a governmentPREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS KIDS CLUB issued ID and the most recent month’s This course gives an overview of The Kids Club’s mission is to educate and income documents. third Saturday of reproductive anatomy and physiology inspire children to take part in their local every month, 10 a.m. 912-661-1272. and explains the process of labor and farmers market while enjoying nutritious Rincon Library, 17th Street & Highway 21. delivery in simple, easy-to-understand foods and empowering their families to FREE HEARING AND SPEECH terms. The four-week course includes a make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, SCREENING tour of the labor and delivery unit. This 10 a.m. Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. class is popular, so please register early Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 Island Road. website for times. ongoing. 912-355p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth. SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 4601. savannahspeechandhearing. com/. Memorial Health University Medical SCHOOL YEAR HOURS org. Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday THE SAVANNAH 7-DAY DIABETES 1206 E 66th St. REPAIR 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays FREE HEARING SCREENINGS that SCC Public Schools are not in If you are ready to take control of your The Savannah Speech and Hearing session including Labor Day. For more life and health, call today, enroll in this Center offers free hearing screenings fun but intensive seven week program to details go to savannahchildrensmuseum. every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children heal your body of diabetes. You will learn org ongoing. Savannah Children’s ages three years old to adults of all ages how changing can heal. You can reverse Museum, 655 Louisville Road. are screened on a first-come, first-serve diabetes by following a new protocol, TODDLER TIME basis by a trained audiology assistant. If even if you have been diabetic for Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, necessary, a full audiological evaluation years. Includes over a year of follow-up games and learning designed just will be recommended. Free and open support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. for them. Each week there will be a to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga. different nature-based theme. $5 parking 912-355-4601. speechandhearingsav. org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Thursdays, 10 a.m. org. Abercorn St. skidawayisland. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 1206 E 66th St. KID’S HAPPENINGS Diamond Cswy. 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 40 testing positive. Call for info. ongoing.


Explore the UGA Aquarium with your child in a unique setting perfect for inspiring wonder and curiosity. A mix of games, art, stories and animal encounters provide fun learning experiences about the ocean.


Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with

Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland. org. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.



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. GAY AA MEETING

True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC.

Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c non-profit. ongoing. info@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. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. WHAT MAKES A FAMILY

A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-3522611.



Spend your evening on the estuary with a guided tour of the UGA Aquarium during special extended hours. After the tour walk along the nature trails winding through maritime forest or watch for wildlife on the bluffs overlooking the beautiful Skidaway River. $10 per person Wed., July 12, 6-7 p.m. 912-598-3345. events/. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. AQUARIUM TOURS

Discover the animals of the Georgia coast through a tour at the UGA aquarium. Ask an educator all your animal questions and explore behind the scenes to learn about current research, education and conservation work at the UGA aquarium. $10 per person Thu., July 13, 2-3 p.m.



912-598-3345. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. COFFEE WITH A RANGER

Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. gastateparks. org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. DOLPHIN PROJECT

Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. GARDENING SESSION

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

4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland. org. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST


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A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-2368115.


TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. OPERATION NEW HOPE

Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the WALK ON THE WILD SIDE recidivism rate among Chatham County A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live and help previously unadoptable dogs native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am- find loving homes. The graduated dogs


1 Std. tee size 4 Mild cheddar cheese 9 “Cheers” and “The Good Place” network 12 Uru. neighbor 13 When some night owls go to bed 15 Dove noise 16 Overly 17 First Family of the 1980s 18 Tails do it 19 Musical subgenre for Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard 22 German magazine, with “Der” 23 Restaurant reviewer’s website 26 “___ la vie” 27 2000 World Series MVP 32 Pianist Rubenstein 34 Gillette razor brand 35 “That can’t be right!” 36 Exhibitions seen through a small hole 40 “Washboard” muscles 43 Conspire 44 Daytime programming, once 48 Gene Chandler doowop hit that starts with a solo bass voice 52 Ball of thread (whose name lent itself to a word meaning “hint”) 53 Cookbook instruction

54 “The House at Pooh Corner” author 56 “Running on Empty” singer 61 “Shine On ___ Crazy Diamond” 63 Beryl ___, head cook on “Downton Abbey” 64 Nibble on 65 Nightmarish street 66 Park, Fifth, and Q, e.g. 67 Coldplay’s label 68 Rally feature 69 Santa ___, Calif. 70 Barbie’s on-again, offagain boyfriend


1 Sardou drama on which a Puccini opera is based 2 Another word for sea bass 3 Self-absorbed person 4 Sank your teeth into 5 Divine counselor 6 Company that’s built brick by brick? 7 Jeff Bridges’s brother 8 “Life of Pi” author Martel 9 “Treasure Island” illustrator, 1911 10 Flamboyant scarf 11 Gear tooth 13 “Hamlet” genre, for short 14 Clock setting in most of AZ 20 Abate 21 Swirly bread variety

24 Spider-Man co-creator Stan 25 Get leverage, in a way 28 Reggae Sunsplash attendee, maybe 29 Numerical suffix 30 Marvel shapeshifting supervillain, leader of the Deviants 31 1975 Spielberg hit 33 Defaulter’s risk 37 Middle Earth being 38 Rue Morgue chronicler 39 Economic start 40 Halftime fodder 41 “Everything ___ the kitchen sink” 42 Winter Olympics structure 45 Frequently over an extended time, maybe 46 Robert Galbraith, e.g. 47 Jodie of “Full House” 49 “It’s the end of an ___!” 50 Expired 51 California’s ___ Tar Pits 55 G.I. rations 57 H&R Block worker 58 Intoxicating Polynesian beverage that rhymes with something flowing out of a volcano 59 WWII submachine gun 60 Defunct sci-fi magazine 61 Nope’s opposite 62 “Bravissimo!”

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are available for adoption can be viewed at, and www. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. humanesocietysav. org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr.

ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St.


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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 to start ST. ALMO’S classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting 1033. Savannah Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234PSYCHIC MEDIUM YOUR PAL, ERIN 3336. Ready to reconnect you with your loved Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St. ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL together to create the amazing new life BAND OF SISTERS PRAYER GROUP you truly desire, releasing old situations All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, that no longer serve you. Readings 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, available in person and by phone. 60 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get heart is like channels of water in the your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox 912-663-8728. for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin. com for more information or contact BUDDHIST MEDITATION today. Everyone is welcome. Experience ongoing. Online only, none. not necessary. Visit our website for READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR location, meditation periods and classes. A Bible book club for those wanting to Individual read the Bible in one year. Open to all. instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Book club format, not a traditional Bible Shin Beach at for study. All welcome, regardless of race, more information. ongoing. Online only, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. none. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. CATHOLIC SINGLES 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 Church, 622 E. 37th Street. meet frequently for fun, fellowship and SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING service. Send email or check website (QUAKERS) to receive announcements of activities Un-programmed worship. 11am and to suggest activities for the group. Sundays, third floor of Trinity United ongoing. diosav. Methodist Church. Call or email for info. org/familylife-singles. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-233GRATITUDE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARES 1772. Gather with others to share gratitude. Trinity United Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE p.m. 917-676-4280. During shares, participants take turns savannahgratitude. Bull giving and receiving universal life force Street Library, 2002 Bull St. energy via Reiki and other healing GUIDED SILENT PRAYER modalities. Present at the shares are Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. silent prayer, and minutes to receive Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, Thursday of every month at the Sweet 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign Montgomery St. See website for info. up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by ongoing. Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, JESUS YESHUA 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, Holidays and plans for 2017 underway 148 Abercorn Street. for young adults and college Christians. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Contact Reverend Brenda Lee @yahoo. Enter the stillness of another age. com or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight physical address given, none. at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night MARITIME BETHEL by the Complne Choir of Christ Church “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220- Anglican, 37th and Bull. 2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Church, 5224 Augusta Road. Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, A NEW CHURCH IN THE CITY, FOR THE 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday CITY Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine 42 Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.”

Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. TAPESTRY CHURCH

A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. ymcaofcoastalga. org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP

Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.



BroadwayHD is an online streaming service on a mission to promote and preserve live theatre, extending the reach of Broadway and Broadway caliber shows to anyone, anywhere. Based on the beloved writings of L. Frank Baum, The Woodsman, an imaginative retelling of the origins of Oz’s Tin Woodsman, is the story of the Tin Man, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. $15 Wed., July 12, 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FILM: DEMONSTONE

Jan-Michael Vincent stars alongside F. Lee Ermey as one of a pair of U.S. Marines in the Philippines who battle supernatural forces contained in an ancient religious amulet while trying to rescue a beautiful TV news reporter from a powerful curse. $7 Wed., July 12, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. FILM: MONSTER TRUCKS

Part of Tybee Island’s Movies in the Park summer series. Free Sat., July 15, 8:45 p.m. www, Memorial Park on Tybee Island, 403 Butler Ave. FILM: ROBIN HOOD

The Lucas Theatre is proud to present the Disney Summer Classics series. Come see these timeless classics all summer long. $8 Sun., July 16, 3 p.m. lucastheatre. com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FILM: TROLLS

Part of the Girl Scouts QuestFest. All proceeds benefit the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. $11 Fri., July 14, 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FILM: LIFE ON THE REEF

This popular weekly film series featuring the extraordinary wonders of the ocean and Georgia coast returns to the Tybee

Post Theater on Tuesdays through Aug. 1. Benefits the Tybee Post Theater and the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Suggested donation: $5 Tue., July 18, 7 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ tybeeposttheater. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave.



On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. ADULT COED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE

8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. BEARS ELITE FOOTBALL

Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES

Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby. com. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP

Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SATURDAY GROUP RUN OR WALK

Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. SAV. STRIDER WEEKLY GROUP RUN OR WALK DOWNTOWN

Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. SAVANNAH BANANAS

Vs. the Lexington County Blowfish. $9 Wed., July 12, 7:05 p.m. and Mon., July 17, 7:05 p.m. 912-712-2482. Vs. the Florence Red Wolves. $9 Fri., July 14, 7:05 p.m. 912-712-2482. thesavannahbananas.



com. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912Dr. 236-0363 x143. The Bananas will be embracing Savannah’s favorite holiday by getting decked out in green commemorative jerseys. Mon., July 17. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr.


Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912355-7778. BACK PAIN SUPPORT GROUP


Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing.


For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

Join the Bananas in honoring area cancer survivors and caretakers. The team will be wearing personalized jerseys, which will be auctioned off to raise money for cancer research. Fri., July 14. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. savannahbikepolo. ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.


Adult children of Alcoholics is a fellowship and support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. 24 Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Drive. AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS

Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? Please go to for daily meeting schedule. ongoing.


For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior



For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. CAREGIVER’S COFFEE


Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle CONTINUES ON P. 44


For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa. com.


Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave.

Caregiver’s Coffee, an informal support group for caregivers of cancer patients, meets on the second and third Wednesday of every month in the lobby USMNT is a national soccer team that of the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer represents the U.S. in international & Research Pavilion (LCRP), located on soccer competitions. American Outlaws Reynolds Street across from Candler Savannah chapter of USMNT meets Hospital. For more information, call regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912398-4014. Flip Flop 912-819-5704. third Tuesday of every month. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St. Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS

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Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. CONNECT FOR KIDS

This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. DEBTORS ANONYMOUS

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


Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP

For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224.

Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP

Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. GAMBLING PROBLEM 12 STEP PROGRAM

Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730. GEORGIA SCLERODERMA SUPPORT GROUP

A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and


It’s not your birthday, but I feel like you need to get presents. The astrological omens agree with me. In fact, they suggest you should show people this horoscope to motivate them to do the right thing and shower you with practical blessings. And why exactly do you need these rewards? Here’s one reason: Now is a pivotal moment in the development of your own ability to give the unique gifts you have to give. If you receive tangible demonstrations that your contributions are appreciated, you’ll be better able to rise to the next level of your generosity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Other astrologers and fortune-tellers may enjoy scaring the hell out of you, but not me. My job is to keep you apprised of the ways that life aims to help you, educate you, and lead you out of your suffering. The truth is, Taurus, that if you look hard enough, there are always seemingly legitimate reasons to be afraid of pretty much everything. But that’s a stupid way to live, especially since there are also always legitimate reasons to be excited about pretty much everything. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to work on retraining yourself to make the latter approach your default tendency. I have rarely seen a better phase than now to replace chronic anxiety with shrewd hope.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20)


At least for the short-range future, benign neglect can be an effective game plan for you. In other words, Gemini, allow inaction to do the job that can’t be accomplished through strenuous action. Stay put. Be patient and cagey and observant. Seek strength in silence and restraint. Let problems heal through the passage of time. Give yourself permission to watch and wait, to reserve judgment and withhold criticism. Why do I suggest this approach? Here’s a secret: Forces that are currently working in the dark and behind the scenes will generate the best possible outcome.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. “All life is an experiment.” I’d love to see you make that your operative strategy in the coming weeks, Cancerian. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, now is a favorable time to overthrow your habits, rebel against your certainties, and cruise through a series of freewheeling escapades that will change your mind in a hundred different ways. Do you love life enough to ask more questions than you’ve ever asked before?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Thank you for contacting the Center for Epicurean Education. If you need advice on how to help your imagination lose its inhibitions, please press 1. If you’d like guidance on how to run wild in the woods or in the streets without losing your friends or your job, press 2. If you want to learn more about spiritual sex or sensual wisdom, press 3. If you’d like assistance in initiating a rowdy yet focused search for fresh inspiration, press 4. For information about dancing lessons or flying lessons or dancing-while-flying lessons, press 5. For advice on how to stop making so much sense, press 6.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The cereus cactus grows in the deserts of the southwestern U.S. Most of the time it’s scraggly and brittle-looking. But one night of the year, in June or July, it blooms with a fragrant, trumpet-shaped flower. By dawn the creamy white petals close and start to wither. During that brief celebration, the plant’s main pollinator, the sphinx moth, has to discover the marvelous event and come to gather the cactus flower’s pollen. I suspect this scenario has metaphorical resemblances to a task you could benefit from carrying out in the days ahead. Be alert for a sudden, spectacular, and rare eruption of beauty that you can feed from and propagate.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

If I had more room here, I would offer an inspirational Powerpoint presentation

surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-4126675 or 912-414-3827. ongoing. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS

Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442.


designed just for you. In the beginning, I would seize your attention with an evocative image that my marketing department had determined would give you a visceral thrill. (Like maybe a photoshopped image of you wearing a crown and holding a scepter.) In the next part, I would describe various wonderful and beautiful things about you. Then I’d tactfully describe an aspect of your life that’s underdeveloped and could use some work. I’d say, “I’d love for you to be more strategic in promoting your good ideas. I’d love for you to have a well-crafted master plan that will attract the contacts and resources necessary to lift your dream to the next level.”

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is one of those rare grace periods when you can slip into a smooth groove without worrying that it will degenerate into a repetitive rut. You’ll feel natural and comfortable as you attend to your duties, not blank or numb. You’ll be entertained and educated by exacting details, not bored by them. I conclude, therefore, that this will be an excellent time to lay the gritty foundation for expansive and productive adventures later this year. If you’ve been hoping to get an advantage over your competitors and diminish the negative influences of people who don’t empathize with you, now is the time.

I advise you against snorting cocaine, MDMA, heroin, or bath salts. But if you do, don’t lay out your lines of powder on a kitchen table or a baby’s diaper-changing counter in a public restroom. Places like those are not exactly sparkly clean, and you could end up propelling contaminants close to your brain. Please observe similar care with any other activity that involves altering your consciousness or changing the way you see the world. Do it in a nurturing location that ensures healthy results. P.S. The coming weeks will be a great time to expand your mind if you do it in all-natural ways such as through conversations with interesting people, travel to places that excite your awe, and encounters with provocative teachings.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

In late 1811 and early 1812, parts of the mighty Mississippi River flowed backwards several times. Earthquakes were the cause. Now, more than two centuries later, you Sagittarians have a chance -maybe even a mandate -- to accomplish a more modest rendition of what nature did way back then. Do you dare to shift the course of a great, flowing, vital force? I think you should at least consider it. In my opinion, that great, flowing, vital force could benefit from an adjustment that you have the wisdom and luck to understand and accomplish.

You’re entering into the Uncanny Zone, Capricorn. During your brief journey through this alternate reality, the wind and the dew will be your teachers. Animals will provide special favors. You may experience true fantasies, like being able to sense people’s thoughts and hear the sound of leaves converting sunlight into nourishment. It’s possible you’ll feel the moon tugging at the waters of your body and glimpse visions of the best possible future. Will any of this be of practical use? Yes! More than you can imagine. And not in ways you can imagine yet.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

“There is a direct correlation between playfulness and intelligence, since the most intelligent animals engage in the greatest amount of playful activities.” So reports the *National Geographic.* “The reason is simple: Intelligence is the capacity for learning, and to play is to learn.” I suggest you make these thoughts the centerpiece of your life in the coming weeks. You’re in a phase when you have an enhanced capacity to master new tricks. That’s fortunate, because you’re also in a phase when it’s especially crucial for you to learn new tricks. The best way to ensure it all unfolds with maximum grace is to play as much as possible.




This group is open to individuals with cancers of the head and neck area and their caregivers. At the meetings, we have a brief discussion from experts in the treatment of head and neck cancer and allow time for group discussion. For more information, please call Suzy Buelvas at 912-350-7845. Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m. 912-350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. HEARTBEATS FOR LIFE

Free support and education group for those who have suffered from or want to prevent or reverse heart disease and/ or diabetes. One Tuesday/month, 6pm. Free and open to the public. third Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-598-8457. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. KLINEFELTER SYNDROME/47-XXY SUPPORT GROUP

For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47-XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. ongoing. LEGACY GROUP: FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ADVANCED AND RECURRENT CANCER.

Group addresses the concerns of advanced and recurrent cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for a specific session and to learn about the group, please call Jennifer CurrinMcCulloch at 912-350-7845. ongoing. 912-350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave. LEUKEMIA, LYMPHOMA AND MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call or see website for info. Located in the Summit Cancer Care office at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-2385925. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Savannah meetings Mon 6:30pm, Wed 5:30pm, Fri 6:30 p.m. See website for locations and info, or call 912-358-7150. ongoing. PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH IEP’S (INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLANS)

For parents of children attending Chatham-Savannah Public School System who have IEP plans, to offer mutual support through the challenges of the IEP process. Email for info. ongoing.


Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Case manager facilitates the meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info ongoing. 912-350-5616. memorialhealth. com/backus. backus. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Ave. PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds Street. Featuring medical and therapeutic guest speakers, join us for discussion, support, and new community activities. For more information, call Fran McCarey at 912-819-2224. ongoing. 912355-6347. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: MAN TO MAN

This group is for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Meets in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. 912-897-3933. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. RAPE CRISIS CENTER

Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912233-7273. ongoing. REAL TALK

Real Talk and Peer to Peer is a support group for the LGBT community to come together to sit, eat and socialize while talking about issues relevant to the community. Meetings are completely confidential and private. Meets in the Lecture Conference Room. third Monday of every month, 4-5 p.m. 912-231-0123 ext. 1410. Chatham Care Center, 107 Fahm St. REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SUPPORT GROUP

Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. ongoing. 912858-2335. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. SBC TOASTMASTERS

Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to the art of public speaking. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, members learn to speak more precisely and confidently via prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and constructive evaluations. It’s fun, informative, and a great way to network with area professionals. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. 912-663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS

If you believe you have a problem with sex addiction (or are wondering if you might) and you want to change your behavior, we recommend that you attend a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous. The only requirement is a desire to stop your addictive sexual behavior. Meets Mondays at 7 pm. Call for venue information. ongoing. 731-412-0183. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SPINAL INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-350-8900. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SPOUSE/LIFE PARTNER SUPPORT GROUP

Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

A support group for those whose loved ones have died by suicide. Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at Full Circle from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. third Monday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m. Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/ Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an ongoing support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912629-1089. ongoing. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. TEENS NURTURING TEENS (CANCER SUPPORT)

Support group for teens with a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. Meets at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for information. ongoing. 912-8195704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. TEENS WITH NO ONE TO TURN TO

Help for people ages 11-18, or concerned parents of teens. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-234-4048.

are invited to join this group. Meetings include presentations from local medical community and discussions. Meetings conducted in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. 912-8973933. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.



Bethesda seeks volunteer docents for their new visitors center/museum. Volunteer docents needed during regular museum hours, Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Docents will share Bethesda’s rich history and inspiring legacy with visitors from across the country and around the world. ongoing. 912-351-2061. Elizabeth. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. CALL FOR TEENAGE VOLUNTEERS FOR DAVENPORT HOUSE’S JUNIOR INTERPRETER PROGRAM

Davenport House Summer Junior Interpreter Program is open to students in grades 9 thru high school. This program develops the skills and knowledge necessary for a tour guide at the Museum. Participants may earn community service hours and receive public speaking experience. Limited number of spaces. Program dates and times: Tuesday, June 13 and Thursday evenings June 15 through July 27 (from 6 to 8 p.m.) For information: 912/236-8097 or email jcredle@ www. Through July 28. Davenport House, 324 East State St. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR BONAVENTURE

Bonaventure Historical Society is looking for about a dozen people, each with three hours a month to spare and a willingness to meet, greet and assist visitors to Bonaventure Cemetery. Volunteer hours are 10 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Training for the CONTINUES ON P. 46



Our meetings vary; we have discussions, watch documentaries, share stories, give out resources, plan community events, have social hour. Come check us out some time if you exist on the Trans* spectrum and are looking to help build community! Free third Sunday of every month. 843-368-4490. info@ YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION

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visitors center and to become a BHS tour guide provided. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at or go to our website, www.bonaventurehistorical. org. ongoing. cemeteriesweb.nsf/cemeteries/ bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd.


907-414-1236. Through July 17. prasav. org. Pegasus Riding Academy, 2828 Wicklow Street. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR QUESTFEST 2017

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia are hosting QuestFest 2017, with more than a thousand Girl Scouts and their troop leaders and parents coming to Savannah. They are in need of lots of volunteers, CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR DOG whether they have just a few hours to give FOSTER CARE GRRR (Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation and or a few days. All volunteer opportunities are listed on the official QuestFest Relocation) is in need of volunteers for website and people can register right its dog Foster Care Program. Fostering gives animals a second chance at life and from the page at http://gsquestfest. org/home/volunteer/. Through July 13. allows them to receive temporary care 912-236-1571. Downtown Savannah, from loving foster parents before finding downtown. their forever homes. It is a rewarding experience for both humans and pets in CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE TYBEE need. Please contact Kathryn at 912-656- ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND 5900 for more info. ongoing. No physical LIGHTHOUSE address given, none. Volunteers are the backbone to the Tybee Island Historical Society and Lighthouse. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPICE ANGELS Because we are a non-profit we rely on volunteers to help us succeed everyday. Do you have a big heart and time to If you’re interested in volunteering at the share? Hospice Savannah is currently lighthouse please call Gus Rehnstrom looking for amazing volunteers to make at 912-785-5801 or email lhvolunteers@ a difference in the lives of Hospice For more information visit: patients. Some of these patients have ongoing. no family and would be forever grateful Tybee Island for the time you could share with Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. them. Become a Hospice Angel to help individuals that are seriously ill and/ DOCENTS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED or Homebound. If you are interested in AT FLANNERY O’CONNOR HOUSE volunteering, call 912-748-6000 or email Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home seeks additional volunteers and volunteer ongoing. Hospice docents to help on Fridays and Saturdays, Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. 1p-4pm, and for possible extended hours. Duties: greet visitors, handle CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPICE admissions, conduct merchandise sales SAVANNAH and help with tours. Docent training Share your love, friendship and empathy and written narratives for reference with caregivers and hospice patients during tours are provided. ongoing. in their homes or nursing homes. 912-233-6014. Hospice Savannah is seeking caring Flannery volunteers to provide companionship O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. and caregiver respite throughout Bryan, Charlton Street. Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. There are also opportunities DOLPHIN PROJECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS to volunteer in our Hospice House on Dolphin Project needs boat owners, Eisenhower Drive, in our administrative photographers, and other volunteers offices or at Full Circle Grief and Loss to help with scientific research on the Center off Chatham Parkway. Please Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along coastal complete an application on-line at www. Georgia. Must be age 18 or older. Call or or call see website for info. ongoing. 912-232the volunteer department at 912.355.2289 6572. for more information. No prior experience GOOD SAMARITAN HEALTH CLINIC is needed - just a loving heart. Volunteer St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan training will be offered Monday, May Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer 10 in the community education room nurses, physician assistants, nurse at the rear of Hospice House from 8:30 practitioners, Spanish interpreters and am to 5 pm. Pre-registration is required. clerical staff. The clinic serves people ongoing. Hospice without insurance and those whose Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Call to volunteer. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR PEGASUS ongoing. 912-964-4326. RIDING ACADEMY Pegasus Riding Academy is looking for HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN CHATHAM AND OTHER COASTAL volunteers for their summer camp the COUNTIES weeks of June 5, June 19, June 26, July 10, and July 17. Camp is Monday through Island Hospice, THA Group’s nonprofit Friday, 9am-noon. Experience with horses hospice service, seeks volunteers for or children is not necessary, but patience patient socialization and caregiver is required. For more information, call respite. Also seeking nonpatient

contact volunteers who can contribute by providing services including, but not limited to, office work, crafting, sewing, light yard work, housekeeping, playing guitar for patients, and licensed hairdressers. Serving patients in Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, Liberty, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, and Screven Counties in Georgia, and Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Charleston, Colleton Counties in South Carolina. See website or email or call for info. ongoing. 888-842-4463. LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-6523661. MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s St. Mary’s Health Center, a free clinic serving the uninsured, seeks physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab techs, and patient care techs. Non-clinical volunteers needed to to schedule appointments. Contact Stephanie Alston. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St.

teachers or community residents sought to volunteer for a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students. Call for info. ongoing. 912-447-6605. cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. TUTORS SOUGHT FOR ADULT LEARNERS (GED PREP AND LITERACY NEEDS)

The Adult Community & Education Program at Royce Learning Center seeks volunteer tutors to assist adult learners. Monday - Thursday, 5pm-7pm. Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-11am. Classes at Royce Learning Center and at Wesley Community Center. Free tutor training. Email or call for info. ongoing. 912-3544047. URBAN HOPE

An after school program for inner city children seeking adult volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, and more. See website or email for info. ongoing. VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION AND OPPORTUNITY FAIR

Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia is hosting a Volunteer Appreciation and Opportunity Fair to thank their volunteer OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs supporters and offer opportunities for more involvement from the community. volunteers. Call or see website for info. Year-round volunteer needs include ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland. outreach, fundraising, administrative org. Oatland Island tasks, and Race planning. For more Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. information, please call 912-232-2535 or PRE-SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED e-mail Seeking early childhood education majors, retired elementary teachers and/ Wed., July 12, 5:30 p.m. The Gingerbread or community residents to help 3 & 4 year House, 1921 Bull Street. olds with language development skills. VOLUNTEER AT THE FORSYTH Mon.-Fri., 9am-12noon. Call for info. FARMERS’ MARKET ongoing. 912-447-0578. The market occurs each Saturday cfm. St. Mary’s Community Center and morning at the South End of Forsyth Park, Health Center, 812 W 36th St. from February through December. To volunteer, see website for contact info. RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM ongoing. Share time and talents through the VOLUNTEER FOR MEALS ON WHEELS RSVP program of the Equal Opportunity There are seniors in our community who Authority. Seniors 55 and older serve in are hungry. You can make a difference by various community organizations. Call volunteering one hour a week to delivering for information. ongoing. 912-238-2960 Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. x123. We have routes throughout Savannah, so we can match you to an area that is RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE Help in the “home away from home” convenient. Training included. Volunteers for families of hospitalized children. use their own vehicle. Gas stipend is Volunteers needed to provide optional. TFor more information, contact home-cooked meals for families Lauren at Volunteer@seniorcitizens-inc. at the house. Volunteer internships org or 912-236-0363 Mondays-Fridays, available for college students. Call 10:45 a.m. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull or see website for info. ongoing. St. 912-356-5520. rmhccoastalempire. VOLUNTEER TRAINING org. Ronald Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia is McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. seeking volunteers to help organization STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING year-round. Training provided on Tuesday, Lessons and tours. East Coast July 18 12-2 p.m. at Komen offices at Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. 2250 E. Victory Drive. Contact Julie email or call for info. ongoing. 912-484Schwartz at 912-232-2535 or julie@ 3200. Tue., July 18, 12-2 p.m. Susan G. Komen Coastal TUTORING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Georgia, 2250 East Victory. Education majors, retired reading


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