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‘SHIMMERS’ Post-grunge icons play The Stage On Bay

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LISA RING THE SURFARIS LINDA WILDER BRYAN VOICE FESTIVAL

SEE INSIDE for Tybee Island events happening this month!


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Fuel with Special Guests Marcy Playground and Dishwalla Saturday, August 5th Kane Brown with Special Guest Wednesday, August 16th “Uplifting Comedy Date Night" Thursday, August 17th Donna The Buffalo with Special Guest Friday, August 18th The Charlie Fog Band Saturday, August 26th David Allan Coe w/Special Guest Peewee Moore Wednesday, August 30th 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

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

Saturday, September 30th

Outlaws with Special Guest Scooter Brown Band Saturday, October 7th The LACS Big Smo, Demun Jones Saturday, October 14th Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Saturday, October 21st Corey Smith with Special Guest Friday, October 27th Mother’s Finest w/Special Guest Thomas Claxton Friday, October 27th

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Marcy Playground & Dishwalla

Saturday, August 5th

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

Country’s Hottest New Star!

Kane Brown

Wednesday, August 16th

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

Uplifting Comedy Date Night Thursday, August 17th

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

Donna The Buffalo with SPECIAL GUESTS

Friday, August 18th

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

The Charlie Fog Band with SPECIAL GUESTS

Saturday, August 26th

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

Live @ The Stage! Live @ The Stage! Live @ The Stage! Live @ The Stage! Live @ The Stage! Live @ The Stage!

Concert Tickets On Sale @ www.stageonbay.com or Buy At the Door!

1200 W. Bay Street, Savannah

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George Romero was a talented filmmaker, social satirist, and creator and director of “Night of the Living Dead.” To pay tribute to his memory, the Psychotronic Film Society will show one of his best, yet most overlooked feature films. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $9

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Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free

Presentation on the Recovery of the Civil War Ship CSS Georgia

First Friday in Starland

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Marcy’s Playground Photo by DeepSouth2010

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Stage on Bay brings back the ‘90s with these classic bands. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $29 savconcerts.com

WEDNESDAY 8. 2 Film: Memorial Tribute to George Romero

First Friday Fireworks

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A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Starland District, 40th and Bull. Free

Renowned underwater archaeologists Stephen James and Dr. Gordon Watts will present up-to-date details on the recovery of the Confederate ironclad, and will highlight the numerous and amazing artifacts discovered. Also enjoy a preview of portions of the soon-to-be released film documentary on the CSS Georgia project, by award-winning filmmaker Michael Jordan. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St,. Free

THURSDAY 8. 3 Discussion: The Jasper Ocean Terminal

Dr. Thomas G. Anderson, Captain, USN, Ret. discusses a new container ship terminal being planned for the Port of Savannah. 6 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Free

Key Change Cabaret presents Go Your Own Way: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Pay tribute to everyone’s favorite British American band with Cecilia Tran Arango, Christopher Blair, Natasha Drena, and Jenny Woodruff singing the greatest hits and accompanied by Kim Steiner, Bill Smith and Marc Chesanow. 8:30 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. $25 keychangecabaret.com

Savannah Bananas

Vs. the Asheboro Copperheads. 7:05 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9


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FRIDAY 8. 4

Edgar Loudermilk Band w/ Jeff Autry Third-generation bluegrass bass player,

Film: Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of singer and songwriter, Edgar Loudermilk, the Ring is joined by Jeff Autry and band to bring

First Friday Fireworks

an unforgettable night of Bluegrass & Hard Country. 8 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 East Hwy. 80.

Everybody Gets Lei’d Bar Crawl

Come dressed in your favorite Luau Celebrate the end of the week and the themed attire for the summer’s hottest beginning of a new month with First Friday event. Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. 4 p.m. first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. PS Tavern, 11 W. Bay St. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Fidget Spinner Festival Free The festival will include tournaments, conFirst Friday for Folk Music tests of skill and design, giveaways, prizes, Monthly folk music showcase hosted music, and more. by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a 1 p.m. friendly, alcohol-free environment. Hosted Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. by Clark Byron. Free and open to all who love to fidget August’s performers are Song Bandits and Film: Lord of the Rings: The Two Ricky Standard. Towers 7:30 p.m. The Lucas Theatre is proud to present the First Presbyterian, 520 Washington Ave. Celebrate the Trilogy series. $5 donation 2 p.m. savannahfolk.org Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. First Friday in Starland $8 A monthly art walk featuring galleries, Forsyth Farmers Market restaurants, boutiques and more. Local and regional produce, honey, meat, 6-9 p.m. dairy, pasta, baked goods. Starland District, 40th and Bull. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free Forsyth Park, Georgia Born Brews and Booze forsythfarmersmarket.com Edgar’s Proof & Provision, Savannah’s Free Family Day: William Wegman newest bourbon bar and gourmet eatery overlooking historic Liberty Street, will be Say goodbye to dog days of summer and celebrating the beers and spirits produced kick off the start of the school year with a family day devoted to the art of William right here in Georgia. In addition to discounted drink specials, there will be food Wegman. Participate in gallery activities, specials throughout the weekend. make your own altered photos and postAug. 4-6 cards, and find out more about Savannah 15 E. Liberty St. dogs available for adoption. 1 p.m. Show Me Yours Silent Art Auction Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Celebrate the opening of Location Gallery Free at the LGBT Center with a silent art auction with 12 local artists. Gallery profits Front Porch Improv are donated to First City Network for the You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh at other Center. people crying. 7 p.m. Featuring Very Very Important from Savannah LGBT Center, 1515 Bull St. Charleston 8 p.m. SATURDAY 8. 5 The Space Station at Starlandia, 2436 Bull St. $15

Art on River Street

Local artists display and sell their art on the river. first Saturday, Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free

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PRESENTS

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.

Enjoy the best of London’s West End in Savannah.

Spend Sunday afternoons with your family and these animated classics.

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Plays and musicals stream straight from the Great White Way.

Visit lucastheatre.com for events, details and tickets.

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The Lucas Theatre is proud to present the Celebrate the Trilogy series. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8

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Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lucas Theatre is proud to present the Celebrate the Trilogy series. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8

Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans

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

Pints and Punches

2 hours of reality based self defense training, by FitToFightGA.com, focusing on the basic skills needed to protect yourself in today’s highly charged environment. Afterwards, wind down with some of Savannah’s best local brew and a tour of Service Brewing. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. $39

Savannah Bananas

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Vs. the Florence Red Wolves. 7:05 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9 912-712-2482

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SUNDAY 8. 6 Film: The Great Mouse Detective

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

Savannah Songwriters Series

Featuring Nathan Rodriguez, Greg Williams, and Tim Warren. 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $5

MONDAY 8. 7 Savannah VOICE Festival: Death, by Aria I

Before the VOICE Program Artists take their musical journey, meet & hear them all in a night of arias and songs. 5:30 & 8 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive. $35 savannahvoicefestival.org

Savannah VOICE Festival: To ‘Die’ For Buffet Dinner

No need to go anywhere or pack a snack. The festival offers its “die-hard” patrons a chance to grab a delicious buffet dinner before the next “Death, by Aria” Savannah VOICE Festival: ‘Shave installment. and a Haircut’ 7 p.m. To launch the 2017 Festival themed Funny Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive. at Five , Festival Director, Maria Zouves, $50 has built a show to introduce this seasavannahvoicefestival.org son’s gems: The Barber of Seville and The Savannah VOICE Festival: Milnes Marriage of Figaro , two classical comedies based on the Beaumarchais brilliant Master Class Legendary baritone and artistic leader of plays. the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the 5 p.m. wisdom and experiences with audiences Asbury Memorial UMC, 1008 Henry St. while working with the 2017 Studio Artists, $52 who perform for the Master for feedback savannahvoicefestival.org and instruction. Somewhere Called Now 1 p.m. Georgia native and three-time Grammy Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive. nominee Daniel Cowan, aka Dan Random, Free has released Somewhere Called Now, his savannahvoicefestival.org debut science fiction novel with original music soundtrack. The Somewhere Called WEDNESDAY 8. 9 Now show at Tybee Post Theater will be a Film: Shadows in an Empty Room unique reading and listening experience, The PFS salutes the life and legacy of the which weaves excerpts from the science one and only Martin Landau,. Made by fiction novel with original music from the soundtrack performed by the Dan Random an Italian director and crew on location Band. in Canada, this film is a blast of non-stop 8 p.m. action and suspense that blends the The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. Eurocrime and Giallo (murder thriller) $10 general admission genres, and features one of the greatest tybeeposttheater.org car chase scenes ever filmed. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8


NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE

BY JIM MOREKIS

jim@connectsavannah.com

THE CIRCUS-LIKE ATMOSPHERE currently dominating the Trump White House seems to be getting some local competition, if last week’s wild and woolly political news at home is any indication. Savannah politics has a seedy and ugly underbelly. That we already knew. The ongoing chaos surrounding Alderman Tony Thomas, for example, is just one episode of the long and messy reality TV series we call local politics. Tensions over the 2018 Congressional midterm elections — still a year and a half away! — have been running high here since last February’s town hall meeting with Congressman Buddy Carter.

some issues would bother running as a Democrat. Unflattering interactions from campaign staff with people who showed up at the Thursday announcement triggered further hard feelings. By this past Saturday, things had reached a fever pitch, as internet sleuths discovered that Jarvis had apparently flirted with political runs in his home of Bryan County before, only as a Republican, and seemingly under a slightly different name. Jarvis’s former campaign manager Michael Shortt was defending the candidate as late as Saturday afternoon against charges he had run as a Republican. On Jarvis’s now-defunct Facebook page, the candidate issued a statement containing the following garbled response:

— though we made it clear that we would be interviewing as many candidates in the race as possible in order to keep things fair. (We are endeavoring to interview another candidate for the First District, Adam Bridges, as soon as we can. So get your poison pens ready!) Savannah’s unofficial motto seems to be, “No good deed goes unpunished.” But we don’t apologize for doing our jobs and interviewing people running for office as much and as often as we can. An interview isn’t the same as an endorsement, though apparently some folks don’t agree. The way I see it, our interview was a public service in that it gave readers a chance to see Jarvis’s policy positions, in his own words, for what they were — basically conservative.

The trouble had already begun before Jarvis’s official announcement last Thursday (which perhaps symbolically took place during a heavy thunderstorm). That event at the Armstrong Center garnered national coverage for the raucous intensity of opposition to the Republican incumbent, who represents Chatham County in Georgia’s First Congressional District. But turns out that wild affair was just a prologue. The latest round of recrimination doesn’t involve Buddy Carter so much as it does bizarre internal strife in the Democratic Party ranks. Or maybe not so much in the actual party ranks after all? In this issue you will find Jessica Leigh Lebos’s interview with Lisa Ring, one of the candidates who has announced a bid for the Democratic nomination in order to challenge Carter in November 2018. As of this writing, Lisa could have one less opponent to worry about. In the prior issue we ran my interview with another Democratic candidate, Steve Jarvis, whose campaign immediately melted down in ugly fashion even by Savannah standards. The trouble had already begun before Jarvis’s official announcement last Thursday (which perhaps symbolically took place during a heavy thunderstorm). Jarvis’s admittedly quite conservative positions, as he openly stated in our interview, immediately drew fire from local Democratic activists, who wondered why someone who echoes Donald Trump on

“Several years ago, friends in Bryan County (which is 92% Republican) did try to draft me to run, I declined. If they filled out any forms, it’s news to me. But even if they did, and if I had, which I didn’t, and even if I had been an R instead of a D. So what?” The statement then went on to try and make the case that many folks with Republican leanings — citing Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren as examples — went on to run as Democrats. As you might expect, the campaign’s response only added fuel to the fire, and made a bad situation that much worse. Negative comments on Jarvis’s Facebook page came in fast and furious, with many deleted as fast as they were posted, some with parting shots to the commenters calling them “socialists.” By Monday morning the Facebook page was no more. About an hour later the campaign website itself followed it into oblivion. By noon Monday, Shortt had officially jumped ship, and he issued this terse statement to the media: “I and my businesses (Tandem, Carbon Media) are no longer representing or affiliated with the Congressional campaign of Steve Jarvis (Bernard Stefan Jarvis) for philosophical and professional reasons.” Meanwhile, I found myself on the receiving end of various personal attacks just for running the Jarvis interview at all

Jarvis may have misrepresented a few things, but apparently he was telling the truth about his conservative positions. It’s a free country, and what you do with that information is up to you. Which I guess includes coming up with unhinged conspiracy theories about the hidden evil agenda of the local alt-weekly editor. All that said, the First District is a very conservative one, and running on a conservative platform is far from the craziest idea if you want to represent it in Congress. In the meantime, Buddy Carter is planning to hold another town hall meeting, this one on Thursday, Aug. 10, at Bible Baptist School in Savannah. Except this time, it is a ticketed event. Free to attend, but you have to sign up first. “We are using a ticketing system to ensure constituents of the First District are able to attend town hall meetings in an orderly fashion,” says Congressman Carter’s office. Will limiting admission make things more orderly? Or will it invite even more opposition? Will the next Buddy Carter Town Hall be a circus like the last one? And will the media be blamed for everything that goes wrong? Stay tuned for the next episode! It’s must-see stuff, even though some players so far have clearly not been ready for prime time. CS

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Anatomy of a political meltdown

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NEWS & OPINION THE (CIVIL) SOCIETY COLUMN

In lockstep with Linda Wilder Bryan BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

jll@connectsavannah.com

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I’M GONNA go ahead and admit that the first time I met Linda Wilder Bryan, she kind of scared me. It was during the sparky 2015 City Council elections, in the midst of what would be Savannah’s bloodiest year in decades, with 53 homicides and hundreds of shootings. Nationally, the Ferguson protests continued to echo in the deaths of Eric Garner and Sandra Bland, and the rising Black Lives Matter movement stepped to the national stage. It was rousing to witness an empowered, organized uprising, yet unnerving to imagine what could happen if the tinderbox blew. Linda was challenging incumbent Carol Bell for Alderman-at-Large Post 1, and the political newbie came to the Connect office for a candidate interview. I’d been asking the same ol’ questions I asked everyone else when she slammed her hand on the conference table. “You want to call me an angry black woman? Fine. Because that’s exactly what I am.” She had damn good reason to be furious. Her 23 year-old son, Lawrence Bryan IV, had been murdered just two months before, and no arrest had been made. Through the support group Mothers of Murdered Sons (MOMS), she had discovered that there were over 200 other killings of young black men that remained unsolved throughout the city. A lifelong Savannahian, Linda understood that poverty and lack of opportunity are the roots of crime here, and she’d had enough of leaders examining their fingernails as the bullets flew. “A lot of the departments aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do. I want to hold them accountable,” she declared to me back then. “I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel, just hold people responsible.” Though at first startled by her outrage, I recognized the intelligent irreverence of an effective change agent and the fierce agony of a mother in distress. By the end of our interview, I was holding back tears and hugging her. (I cannot say the same for the rest of that year’s candidates.) Linda lost the election by a few thousand votes, but she quickly gained solid footing as a community influencer to be 8 reckoned with. In addition to forming the

LB4 & After Foundation with her husband, Lawrence Bryan III, in 2016, she led several “die-in”s around the city for all those murdered sons that hit national newsfeeds, much to local chagrin, and helped herd hundreds of Savannahians to the Women’s March on Washington earlier this year. A sandspur in the side of the status quo, she’s not afraid to speak her mind or type it out in all caps on social media, usually accompanied by a barrage of emojis (fistbumps and “I’m watchin’ you” eyeballs are well-employed favorites). I’ve come to know Linda as a generous, committed activist who tempers her anguish with faithful admonitions to “Watch God, Be God” and big belly laughs that shake the oaks. This week marks the second anniversary of Lawrence IV’s death. Cultural and political tones have not improved in this great new America, and Savannah is still raw from the horror of the shootings and killings on the Fourth of July. Yet somehow, it feels less like a tinderbox than a country full of communities like ours that are seeking, beseeching, for solutions. I met Linda for lunch last week to talk about the solutions she has championed since our last official interview. She’s traded out the candidate suits and styled hair for a T-shirt bearing her son’s face and natural gray baby locs, a look that makes her seem softer and more serious all at once. “The election was never really about winning, it was about having a voice,” she explains. “The goal is to improve the quality of life for all of Savannah’s children in measurable ways.” True to her admonition not to reinvent any wheels, she’s pounded the streets and keyboard to create partnerships with established entities, notably Operation Beacon, a new program calling for citizens to volunteer in local schools. She joined the board of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs to advocate for more art and enrichment activities for local kids, and last year she and MOMS helped convince SCMPD to establish a Cold Case Unit dedicated to pursuing justice for those unsolved murders. There’s also the LB4 & After Foundation, which is sponsoring its second annual Celebration of Life Festival and Back to School Giveaway this Saturday, August 7 at Forsyth Park. All are invited to come make a plate and delight in the bouncy houses, and those in need can pick up new and gently used uniforms, school supplies and free haircuts.

The Notorious LWB isn’t afraid to speak her mind—or type it out in all caps.

Former national PTA president Otha Thornton, SCCPSS superintendent Ann Levett, and Sheriff John Wilcher will speak to the importance of education in addressing community violence, and there are 30 shiny new bikes for the winners of an essay contest focusing on how crime has impacted their lives. (Donations for the giveaway are still being accepted.) The festival is in memory of Lawrence’s death, and Linda admits that her prodigious organizing helps stave off the sadness. “It’s all kept me very busy, so I still really haven’t had the time to grieve,” she sighs. Though the heartache will never quite heal, the Bryans have finally had some closure: This July, convicted felon Timone Hooper, already serving a six-year sentence in a federal penitentiary in Jesup for illegally possessing a firearm, was convicted of their son’s murder. “We want the families to know we never give up,” lead detective Sgt. Robert Santoro told WSAV after Hooper’s arrest last February. Now that the case is closed, Linda has no intentions of letting go of her dogged pursuit of justice for other parents. She supports the recent dissolution of the county and city police departments, saying it will allow each to focus on its particular problems, and she made the news again recently for her Facebook takedown of Judge Harris Odell, Jr., who has been criticized for granting low bonds to felons caught with guns. On Jul. 20, Judge Harris’ attorney issued a demand for a public retraction of Linda’s “slanderous” post, which castigates the judge for letting off repeat offenders to

commit more crimes and includes a string of poop emojis. Linda stands by her judgment and has no intention of stepping back from what she says is hard truth. “Hell no, I’m not taking down the post. You know how many people who’d like me to apologize to them for calling them out? she snorts. “Get in line.” Then, more quietly, she adds, “There isn’t anything anyone can do to hurt me that hasn’t already been done.” That unflinching stance has won her more community support than censure, and the Notorious LWB promises to continue the work of bridging black and white, wealthy and poor, politically active and staunchly apathetic and stake out the common ground for real solutions. While the pain of loss remains, it has not made her bitter. Our lunch is punctuated with uproarious laughter, and we spend a good bit of time talking about the joy she gets from spending time with her grown daughters, Logan and Lindsey, and Lawrence IV’s four year-old son, who she calls “lil’ LB5.” “I’m still mad, but love and faith are bigger,” she says, nodding upward. “And my faith is in Savannah. People care about each other here, and we will prevail.” CS

LB4 & AFTER CELEBRATION OF LIFE FESTIVAL When: noon-5pm, Sat., August 6 Where: Forsyth Park Info/donations: (912) 306-4183 and lb4foundation@gmail.com


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NEWS & OPINION POLITICS GEORGIA’S District 1—stretching from the Sea Island up to Warner Robbins—has been a Republican stronghold since the mid-1990s, when Jack Kingston was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Earl “Buddy” Carter took the helm in 2015, touting the party line and sticking fast to a platform of seeking to make abortion illegal, put prayer back in schools and deny the science of climate change. After running unopposed in 2016, he’s up for reelection in November of 2018. One of the first to challenge him is Lisa Ring of Richmond Hill. A former political canvasser and campaign worker who served for a time as a corrections officer, Ring chairs the Bryan County Democratic Committee, serves as Vice Chair of the Georgia Democratic Rural Council and was a delegate for Bernie Sanders at the DNC in 2016. Ring’s husband serves in the National Guard, and her son—one of their four children—is scheduled to leave for the Army “any day now.” We spoke with her to discuss grassroots change, a living wage and how flipping a district isn’t always about money. Why this election and why now?

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‘People are looking for answers’

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Talking with District 1 Congressional candidate Lisa Ring BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS jll@connectsavannah.com Photo by Molly Hayden

Lisa Ring: I’ve watched how things have developed over the years—particularly in the last year—and people are looking for answers. They’re looking for action. And we’re all tired of the political posturing and partisan politics that have affected our daily lives. Legislation is being passed that negatively affects us because we’re not paying attention. We’re being distracted by the less important issues, the tweets. We’re missing a whole lot. The most important issue has been healthcare, and fortunately that’s been getting a lot of attention lately. That’s the number one issue to me and the number one issue in this district. Everyone is afraid they’re going to lose their healthcare and there’s going to be no alternative. But what isn’t being highlighted are budget cuts that we’re facing for 2018 that amount to close to $105 million in this district. One of those cuts is the Federal Impact Tax, which makes up for the military bases where people don’t pay property taxes but schools still need to be funded. We’re talking about losing $23 million in that alone. Just in Liberty Country, that’s $10 million of funding for their schools. We’re going to lose important social programs and education. And we need to talk about that. Did Buddy Carter vote for those cuts? He did, proudly. If you follow him on social media, you’ll see that everything the current administration is proposing, my opponent


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proudly supports. He not only votes for it, he advocates for it and says how great it is for the district. And it’s just not true. How has being a military spouse and wife influenced your platform? The myth out there is that military families are well taken care of, when it actuality there are many, particularly younger and new families, that need to get food assistance because they aren’t making much money at all. All of these increases in military spending we’re hearing about? None of that translates to service people. There’s a huge problem with veterans not receiving benefits, we have a problem with homeless veterans, veterans whose claims that aren’t heard for years. We have veterans who have returned who are disabled, but their claims are denied for disability. There are so many veterans’ issues, and they are big part of our population in the First District. If you count military families, we have over 200,000 military-related constituents. It’s a community I believe has been neglected. We just saw Jon Ossoff challenge a historically Republican district, but he wasn’t able to “flip the 6th” in spite of receiving over $23 million in campaign contributions. What did you and your team learn from that? What I learned is something I already knew—that money is not always the deciding factor in an election. My approach in this campaign is going to be the exact opposite. What I need to do is reach out to people directly, especially in rural areas and urban areas where others aren’t paying attention. The Ossoff campaign did that, but then people were canvassed over and over again, to the point that they were just sick of hearing about it. I don’t want to do that. I want to talk about real issues with people who thank me for coming to their area because nobody ever does. I think the difference is connecting with people, not making it about the candidates but about the issues and what’s relevant to people’s lives. You’ve been a local leader in the Democratic party. How do you propose to bridge the divisions within the party? Yes, there’s been an ongoing divide in the party between people who don’t want change and people who want to force change. That has been difficult to bridge and I have not always been successful. Here where I live, we started the Bryan County Democratic Committee about a year and half ago. When we were working to do that, I said to myself, we are not going to let this county be destroyed by what’s going on in the party nationally.

So we focused on issues and we focused on growing. We didn’t have the discussions about Hillary versus Bernie and all that because it wasn’t relevant to what we doing. I’ve found that most people agree that it’s not relevant anymore. What we have to do is find what we can agree on when it comes to issues and what we can work or and believe in. We’ve got to grow our strength from the grassroots level to get those things accomplished. Do you still stand with the tenets of the Sanders campaign? The progressive issues? Yes, that is my platform. Keith Ellison and Nina Tuner are pushing these issues at the national level, and they are issues I stand behind: Medicare for all, and at least a $15/hour minimum wage. A living wage is most important because when we invest in people, we are investing in the economy. Everybody wins. And people agree—not just Democrats but independents, even a few Republicans. There’s starting to see that party isn’t as important as what we can accomplish on the issues. How do activism and politics relate? They are two separate things, but they need each other. We need the politicians in Washington voting for the legislation that the activists are rallying for. You have to have someone with a voice out there unifying the people, and then you need the legislators to enact that voice. Are you prepared to step from one role to the other? It’s a learning process. What we need are people who can look with the eyes of the average person and not as a career politician and see what our needs are. How I do that is by listening to what people have to say and learning from those with experience. I don’t have all the answers, but I’m stepping into a role where I think I can have a huge impact. What’s the timeline from here? We have 16 months until the election, and we’re taking one step at a time. We’re really working on gaining momentum, getting my name out there. I’ve been going to events every day in every area—today I’m driving to Ware County. We hope to gain support over the next few months until the point of qualifying, and then we’ll know whether there will be a primary. Once I make it through that, then it’s about concentrating on the race against Buddy Carter, and that will be full force. I hope to get into some debates—if he’ll participate. CS

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Gen. Oglethorpe’s original Savannah city plan was designed for walking.

Pedestrians are our native species BY JOHN BENNETT

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SAVANNAH’S RELATIONSHIP with tourism is complicated. Lately tension has centered on the ongoing hotel construction boom, as it seems ground is broken on a new property every 48 hours, and the proliferation of short term vacation rentals. The STVR discussion has been punctuated by tales of the unsavory comportment of some short term vacation renters. In the background, however, there remains room for an older complaint about visitors: We don’t like the way they walk. The clueless tourist who mindlessly wanders into the street is a popular

archetype in the local imagination and a regular target of Facebook rants, comments called into the daily newspaper’s gripe line, grousing in grocery store checkout lines, and grumbling at public meetings. A typical complaint might go something like, “These tourists are meandering around like they think this is Disney World or something.” The fact is Savannah is like Disney World to many Americans who spend their lives in increasingly homogenous suburban landscapes. It’s a scenario James Howard Kunstler described in his 1994 book “The Geography of Nowhere,” a cantankerous critique of “America’s evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is

a wasteland of cartoon architecture and parking lots.” If you live in one of these types of places, as millions of Americans do, Savannah is indeed a Magic Kingdom and a Land of Endless Enchantment. Visitors are intoxicated by our city, even if their lips never touch a to-go cup. In such an environment it’s unreasonable to expect tourists, including Girl Scouts and other varieties of human children, to be on constant alert. No, the onus falls squarely on those of us who drive in Savannah’s historic neighborhoods. It is we who must exercise increased caution and careful concentration on the task at hand. Even if we have (sadly) become immune to Savannah’s charms, we should recognize many people walking our streets are hopelessly bewitched by our city’s powerful spell. For more than 20 years I’ve listened skeptically to Savannahians describing constant close calls with wayward walkers, as if pedestrians were dropping out of live oaks or leaping out of azalea bushes, causing them to slam on their brakes again and again. Here’s a tip: If people are magically appearing in front of our cars as often as some of us claim, we are either driving too fast or not paying enough attention to what’s happening on the other side of our windshields. Or both. Have I seen people behaving unwisely while they explore our city on foot? Of course. However, I know that when I am driving around Monterey Square, there’s a good chance a visitor will walk backwards into the street as he attempts to frame the Mercer House in his camera’s viewfinder. When I see a family on a street corner, gathered around a map, I anticipate the possibility that little Tommy will become

impatient and scamper over to get a closer look at the nice horsey hitched to a carriage across the street. I adjust my speed accordingly and prepare to stop if necessary. And when I do slow or stop, I can count on at least one fellow citizen to register disapproval by laying on the horn. The very presence of people walking downtown seems to irk some residents. It’s like driving through the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and complaining about seeing too many animals. In our city’s historic core, pedestrians are the native species. Those of us who drive are the invasive creatures and relatively recent arrivals at that. For almost 200 years cars were absent from the city and not until the middle of the last century did they begin to exist in significant numbers in Savannah. Gen. James Oglethorpe’s city plan, which serves as a model for planners around the world today, was designed for walking. Attempts to retrofit Savannah to accommodate the speed and storage of private automobiles nearly destroyed the city, or to further the analogy, these misguided measures came close to crashing the delicate historical, social, and cultural ecosystems that make Savannah a place like no other. Had efforts to modernize Savannah for the motor age been more successful, we wouldn’t have enough tourists to bother complaining about. Yet the desire to maximize the convenience of drivers, even in the heart of what’s often regarded as one of the most walkable cites in North America, persists both in our attitudes toward the guests strolling our streets and distracts us from the need to create safer conditions for visitors and residents alike. CS

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WITH A BIG HEART Willie Johnson reminisces on a career spent serving the stomachs and souls of Savannah

WHEN Willie Johnson quits farming – and at 73, the owner of Port Wentworth’s Promised Land Farms knows he has to – he says he’ll miss plowing and watching things grow. But after a few minutes of talking to him, it’s clear that his favorite part of his profession doesn’t have anything to do with corn, okra, collards or anything vegetable or mineral. “I’ll miss all the good customers that see us out here and also at Butterbean Beach,” he says. Johnson has sold vegetables out near the Skidaway Island bridge for 27 years.

Mr. Willie Johnson now needs a kidney transplant.

His friends started a Go Fund Me page to help with the expenses. He’ll visit doctors soon to learn more. But his health is unclear enough that he knows his farm days are over.

“I know I got to give it up,” he says. “But it’s hard.” And even more so considering the farm days that he’s seen. Just think about it. He moved to his farm, in Montieth, in 1965.

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“They show a lot of love for me and my wife,” he says. “Some people come just to see us.” He sold to Mrs. Wilkes and M&M Supermarkets, which became Kroger in the 80’s. He and his brother Robert also gave away vegetables free at their annual Collard Greens Festival, which started in 1997 and ended a few years ago. In short, he’s a blessing. A blessing of goodness from the earth. A blessing of smiles. But not even blessings can delay the body’s inevitable decline. “It’s hard for me to get on the tractor now,” he says. “My legs and knees are going.” He’s had four strokes. And now his one kidney (he had a kidney removed because it was covered with cancer) is shot and needs to be replaced.

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He remembers good years and bad, equipment old and new, children going off and doing their own thing (no one wants to continue farming anymore) and changes in the business. “The big man ate up the little man,” he says of the biggest change, the one that clobbered small farms, like his 20 acres, when local supermarkets became national supermarkets. “If you’re a little person like we are, big stores don’t give you a break,” he says. He also saw that cultural shift from when people once thought of farmers as society’s backbone. Today, a few young and hip people are bucking the trend, thankfully. But largely, people don’t want to work the dirt and sun. They only want to get sweaty in nightclubs. “People look down on us but we got one of the best jobs there is,” says Johnson, proud in his overalls and cap. “People think it’s dirty work but everything comes from the farm.” Once an elementary school class came to visit his farm. (Do teachers even take kids to farms anymore?) And one girl said she thought vegetables grew in the grocery store. Yes, our farming knowledge is minimal – just like our organ donation rate. Twentytwo people die each day waiting for a transplant of some kind, mostly kidneys.

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“Living donors” made only about 6,000 transplants last year, compared with 33,000 “deceased donors” and a waiting list of 117,000 people in the United States alone. I know that parting with a kidney is serious business. (Friends have asked me to be an organ donor and I politely declined.)

And I know that lots of worthy causes need funding. But Johnson literally has nourished and sustained people here in a most important way, our bodies. He made us healthy. Now how will Savannah help him stay healthy? CS


Why are Navy SEALs currently the “it” special forces? Why was SEAL Team Six called upon to assault the Bin Laden house, and not another SEAL team, or the Rangers or Green Berets? —David WELL, if there’s some quarter in which SEAL Team Six isn’t perceived as the “it” special-ops team, it’s not for lack of trying on their part. I draw your attention to a 2011 Washington Post piece in which an anonymous member of ST6 describes his cadre as follows: “We’re the dark matter. We’re the force that orders the universe but can’t been seen.” Whatever aura currently surrounds the SEALs, I’d suggest, can be traced to the kind of identity cultivation on display here, this macho-mystique thing that American audiences seem to love reading about and reporters seem to love perpetuating. And for a group of closed-mouthed toughs, ST6 members can display an impressive capacity for self-promotion. One former SEAL who wrote a book about the bin Laden raid, for instance, wound up having to forfeit $6.8 million in royalties and appearance fees because he forgot to ask his supervisors for approval. The story the Post was reporting, meanwhile, is the bigger deal here: how specialoperations forces like the SEALs are increasingly relied on to fight America’s wars. In places like Iraq and Afghanistan, what we’re up against aren’t traditional armies but extremist ideologies, represented by decentralized bands of non-state actors who aren’t exactly wild about the Geneva Agreements. Though Team Six may get the marquee coverage, there are in fact, as you suggest, a bunch of special-ops forces in the field today, from all branches of the military— the Army’s Special Forces regiment, aka the Green Berets, helped Afghans topple the Taliban, for instance. Special-ops forces gained a foothold in the U.S. military in the mid-20th century, as leaders realized that increasingly unconventional wars—think Korea and Vietnam—would require unconventional techniques. The Berets were organized in 1952; the SEALs—named and trained for effectiveness on sea, air, and land—were established in ’62.

Special-ops assignments fall into two main categories: direct action, including behind-the-lines combat, manhunts, hostage rescues, etc.; and indirect action, which covers (e.g.) coaching foreign forces on fighting their own wars. Through the ‘70s, the various units constituted a loosely organized mosaic, each accountable to its own chain of command. Two events help explain what’s changed. First was the failed attempt to rescue the U.S. embassy hostages in Tehran, during the Carter administration—for the military, an unthinkable black eye. Its response was to gather all special forces under one operational umbrella, the U.S. Special Operations Command, or SOCOM. Under that umbrella you’ll find the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, which includes elite groups like SEAL Team Six, its Army counterpart Delta Force, and the Air Force’s 24th Special Tactics Squadron. The second event was, perhaps needless to say, 9/11. The budget for special-ops forces has quintupled since 2001, and the troop count at JSOC’s disposal has ballooned from around 1,800 to more than 25,000. As we got into Afghanistan, Donald Rumsfeld basically gave JSOC carte blanche, pre-approving them for a laundry list of operations in 15 countries. Barack Obama relied heavily on special forces; like drone assassinations, they jibed with his preference for keeping military action small and containable. (And free from meaningful oversight, not to mention legally questionable and morally troublesome—however one may miss the guy, his record here is no snap to defend). We note, however, that the intellectual seeds of this shift were planted back in the Clinton administration. At some point following the U.S. embassy bombings of 1998 the president was heard to speculate, “You know, it would scare the shit out of alQaeda if suddenly a bunch of black ninjas rappelled out of helicopters into the middle of their camp.” Cue the SEALs. Created after the 1980 hostage debacle, Team Six wasn’t in fact the sixth SEAL outfit to suit up, just the third; the nickname was chosen to psych the Soviets into thinking we had more specialized forces than we really did. The team was conceived as an agile, fastmoving counterterrorism unit—ninjas who rappelled out of helicopters, basically, and with the war on terror their moment had clearly arrived. That moment hasn’t been without some complication; various news accounts have raised alarm over alleged extrajudicial killings, unaccountability, abuse of authority, etc. But the omelette-egg ratio, apparently, is one the U.S. government can live with. CS BY CECIL ADAMS Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com

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Savannah-Chatham Metro have arrested two people after police responded to a vehicle crash involving a stolen vehicle on Victory Drive this morning. Douglas Wineglass, 19, was charged with theft by receiving stolen property, improper lane usage, leaving the scene of an accident and no license. Sean Boyd, 19, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was charged with obstruction of an officer and party to theft by receiving. “Officers responded to Victory Drive at Ash Street about 8 a.m. after a blue Toyota Tacoma crashed into a tree. Witnesses provided descriptions of two black males who were seen running from the vehicle following the crash,” police say. “The vehicle had previously been reported stolen from a Lovett Drive home

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Yamacraw Village shooting

Savannah-Chatham Metro detectives are investigating the shooting of juvenile late Thursday on the 600 block of Yamacraw Village. “Officers were called to the area about 11 p.m. where they found a 13-year-old male with a non lifethreatening injury. Detectives believe the shooter left the area in a black Chevrolet Equinox with tinted windows,” police say.

One arrested in South Street shooting

Metro officers arrested a suspect after responding to a shooting in the 700 block of South Street Saturday evening. Officers responded to the location about 7 p.m. and discovered Xavier Hamilton, 55, with gunshot-related injuries. He was transported to a hospital for treatment. Donald Lee Fickling, 63, was taken into custody at the scene. He has been charged with aggravated assault.

Entering Auto suspects sought

Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects in an entering auto incident June 28 in the 4700 block of Waters Avenue. Reportedly, a male and female suspect entered a vehicle, taking two bags with items of value inside. One suspect is described as a white male standing 5-foot-10 and weighing approximately 230 pounds. During the incident, he wore an orange shirt and black shorts. The second suspect Entering auto suspect 1 Entering auto suspect 2 is described as a white female with blonde hair, standing 5-foot-5 and weighing approximately 145 pounds. Shooting on Alpine Drive She wore a black and grey jacket and cheeSavannah-Chatham Metropolitan tah print tights during the incident. Police’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a shooting near the intersec- Metro, FBI probe Bank Robbery Savannah-Chatham Metro’s Robbery tion of Alpine Drive and White Bluff Road Unit are seeking a man who robbed Wells on July 25. At about 10:20 p.m., Nicholas Lipsey, 34, Fargo, 10422 Abercorn St., last week. “The man came into the bank wavarrived at the hospital by private vehicle with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers ing a gun in the air about 10:45 a.m. and demanded cash. After receiving money determined the incident occurred near the intersection of Alpine Drive and White from the tellers, he left the scene in a silver 2000s model Toyota Corolla,” police Bluff Road. report. The subject was described as a The circumstances leading up to the slender black male who is about 5-foot-6. shooting are still under investigation. He was wearing a blue hoodie, which was Investigators do not believe this to be a pulled up over the bottom of his face. random shooting.


MUSIC INTERVIEW

Fuel still ‘Shimmers’

A talk with frontman Brett Scallions BY ANNA CHANDLER

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Brett Scallions shreds for the Fuelies.

celebrate with fans, or “Fuelies,” as they’re called. Scallions shares his thoughts on singing the music of The Doors, pre-show rituals, and the state of rock ‘n’ roll. On his approach to songwriting:

On his first stage performance: The first time I performed onstage with a band in the middle of nowhere in Tennessee. There were maybe five people at a little shitty club and I didn’t care about that, I didn’t care that anybody’s not there. I was so psyched to be able to perform songs with a group of guys, I might as well have been at Madison Square Garden!

Sit down and write the best song you can. Try not to be anyone else by any means. We’re always going to have our inspiration, On warming up his iconic voice: I guess, but basically write from the heart and as real as you possibly can. Write about These days, I do my vocal warmups for a the moment. good 20 minutes. I start an hour before On leaving Fuel in 2006 and returning the show, have a rough moment before the actual show, sip some Jameson, get ready in 2010: for the gig, head out, and play it. It’s different, for sure. I took a long period of time off doing a number of other things. On touring today versus the early days: I was performing with Robby Kriger and Ray Manzarek from The Doors for a num- I try to spend less time on the road than I ber of years. Those guys taught me so much used to. Back in the day, we’d go six, eight months straight. We’d take a week off, about the true freedom of being onstage and performing together as a band and not do it again. I’m not capable of doing that anymore! I’m 45 years old. I’ve got to take necessarily sticking to guidelines of what breaks. When you get married and have was recorded, just the freedom of playing together and watch each other and waiting kids...your priorities change in a rapid way. I love being a musician and touring and for changes. I try to distill that same freeplaying for the fans, but it comes second dom with the latest incarnation of Fuel. these days. First and foremost, it’s my wife and kids. Everything I do now is for them.

On touring with fellow ‘90s kings Dishwalla and Marcy Playground: We’ve done tons of shows and festivals together over the years. This is the first tour we’ve all agreed to go out and do shows together. We’ve been on the bus with these guys, and they’re such sweethearts. The music is great. On today’s pop-dominated radio and claims that rock is dead: Everything comes back around at times. We live in a different time now with record sales plummeting and downloads taking over and then free downloads. It’s been a major adjustment in the music business. I wouldn’t say rock has been dead. There are some people who speculate that rock is dead, but I think rock lies dormant at times and resurges. They’re not getting rid of us. CS

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THIS WEEKEND, three alt-rock sensations take over The Stage on Bay for a hit-packed night. Alongside Dishwalla (responsible for the 1996’s “Counting Blue Cars”) and Marcy Playground (“Sex and Candy,” anyone?), radio favorite Fuel is ready to rock Savannah. Once a little cover band from Henderson, Tennessee, Fuel climbed the charts in 1998 with their debut LP Sunburn. The lead single “Shimmer,” which took textural inspiration from grunge and injected it with a brightly building tempo, strong melody line, and subtle bed of strings, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks charts and became an instant favorite. Fuel broke into the new millennium with Something Like Human and another smash hit, “Hemorrhage (In My Hands),” which stayed at No. 1 on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart for 12 weeks straight. It’s considered a defining song of the decade and helped inform the direction and sound of rock of the time. The band’s third album, Natural Selection, took some time to release but was worth the wait: “Falls on Me” was a powerful, heavy ballad for the band, and Natural Selection received a Grammy Award nomination for best engineered album. Frontman Brett Scallions’ dynamic voice hooked fans in its ability to carry an enormous chorus while keeping its blistering, grunge-influenced qualities. Scallions left Fuel in 2006, but returned in 2010 after time spent playing the music of The Doors with original Doors members Robby Kriger and Ray Manzarek. He also performed in World Fire Brigade with Smile Empty Soul’s Sean Danielsen. While Scallions was exploring other outlets, Fuel continued to perform and release one album, 2000’s Angels & Devils, before largely becoming inactive. During that time, Scallions and original bassist Jeff Abercrombie got together to play songs from Sunburn and Something Like Human as Re-Fueled, performing with guitarist Yogi Lonich (Chris Cornell, Buckcherry) and drummer Ken Schalk (Candiria). In 2010, Scallions reformed Fuel. The band released an album, Puppet Strings, in 2014, and continues to happily tour and

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legend of surf rock who inspired countless kids to pick up an instrument or hit the waves—and, sometimes, both. These days, The Surfaris is a family affair, featuring Berryhill’s wife Gene on bass and sons Deven and Joel on guitar and drums respectively. “You gotta be careful what you do when you’re

young—you might stick with it!” Berryhill laughs, remembering the early days. His parents were country musicians whose friends often jammed at the house. Berryhill found himself being handed a guitar and instructed to play along. When he was 13, the family took a vacation to Hawaii; while there, Berryhill saw a great ukulele player and fell in love with the instrument.


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“The next morning,” he recalls, “I saw the young man that had played the ukulele walking across the lanai. I ran up and said, ‘Hey, can you pick out a ukulele for me? I want to learn to do this.’” The musician agreed. He and Berryhill went downtown to a music store and chose the perfect model. For the rest of the trip, Berryhill sat in the hotel lounge playing the ukulele with his case open. “I had candy money for the whole trip!” he chortles. When he returned to California, Berryhill wanted to learn more. When his local music store told him they didn’t have a ukulele teacher, he was pointed in the direction of a guitar teacher, a woman with a blonde Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. For two years, he learned and played in recitals. Eventually, Berryhill’s teacher invited the budding musician to perform in bands. “I was really excited about playing instrumental rock music,” he says. He wasn’t the only one; many kids Berryhill’s age were forming garage bands and playing Fender instruments, which Berryhill’s played his whole life and continues to rock to this day. “The garage was the only place our parents would let us play,” he says. “We played so loud we had to shut the garage door before the cops showed up! There were lots of kids playing drums, kids in marching bands, kids who played saxophone, trumpets. And Fender started as an economical way for kids to get into music…the Strat, Tele, Jag, all designed so kids could afford it. Kind of like surfboards—they started big and heavy, then made them small so kids could ride them. It was a guitar that was simple and tough and could be beat up. It was loud, it was inexpensive, but fun. We’d sit around and play music for all hours.” The Surfaris—Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller, and Ron Wilson—played their first gig at a high school sock hop (they hadn’t played with Wilson, the drummer, until the event itself). “We showed up and we just hit it off,” Berryhill says. “It happened naturally.” In December 1963, the band headed to neighboring Cucamonga to record an original song, “Surfer Joe.” “Once ‘Surfer Joe’ was recorded, [the producer] said, ‘Boys, you need a second song for your 45!’” Berryhill recounts. “We’d never written a second song! So Ronnie starts playing this drumbeat, which was exciting. I put some chords, we got a bass, melody line—gotta be more than a drum solo—and we start playing.” Fuller pulled a switchblade from his pocket and clicked it open over the microphone. “‘He said, ‘Let’s call it ‘Switchblade!’” says Berryhill. “Then the recording engineer said, ‘Why don’t you go out, get a piece of wood, break it over the mic, and get a

real noise?’” Berryhill’s dad did just that. “It sounded like a busting surfboard,” he explains. “But there was already a song called ‘Bustin’ Surfboards.’” That’s when the studio owner, Dale Smallen, ripped a big laugh and cried, “Wipe out!” “Two weeks later, we had a 45,” Berryhill remembers. “‘Surfer Joe’ on one side, ‘Wipe Out’ on the other. It came out January 1962. In April, it was Number One in L.A.” Life changed quickly for the California teens. “You look at any boy band today, it’s the same,” says Berryhill. “Suddenly, your phone starts ringing—they want you to come play with The Beach Boys, come on TV shows. It’s a whole lifestyle change. Suddenly, you’re going to Hollywood—razzamatazz! Suddenly, you’re hanging out with old people! With Glen Campbell, with stars! You create something, it’s like inventing the hula hoop—it changes a guy’s life.” “Wipe Out” rose to No. 2 on the Billboard charts and spent four months total on the national Billboard chart. It’s considered one of the greatest instrumental songs of all time and has been played on the radio over five million times. This year, Berryhill’s 1962 Fender Reverb Unit was featured in the Musicians Hall of Fame Museum. To this day, “Wipe Out” can be heard in countless movies and television shows, including Dirty Dancing, Surf’s Up, The Sandlot, and more, which Berryhill loves. “I just love the creativity,” he says admiringly. “People take the song and put it in so many creative endeavors.” After all these years, Berryhill still enjoys shredding and even teams up with old surf pals like The Ventures; they’ll tour Texas and the Midwest once The Ventures return from their Japan tour. Above all, Berryhill loves meeting fans and hearing the stories of “Wipe Out.” “We really love playing and really want to hear their stories,” he says. “People love this song. Guitar teachers, drum teachers come up and say, ‘I teach this—it’s a cadence that’s really straight-forward that my students need to learn.’ It’s beautiful, well-thought out, well-orchestrated music, and it’s very entertaining. We look forward to spending the next ten years giving everybody a dose of what it really sounds like to make this dance surf music.” CS

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RAISE A VOICE, crack a laugh: Savannah VOICE Festival is back for its fifth season. The annual celebration of opera, musical theatre, and popular song highlights rising stars of the vocal world, honors the art’s roots, and educates future vocalists. This year, the festival has decided to take a humorous twist. Every year, the Festival is inspired by a theme—2016’s was “Romance”—and in 2017, the Festival is “Funny@Five.” “I feel like when you say ‘opera,’ people think it’s very serious stuff, very intense, very heavy,” says VOICE Festival CoFounder and Director Maria Zouves. “We’ve always had two missions: one is to educate and build artists, and the other is to educate and build artistic communities, meaning audiences. Those two marry. Those two work together. VOICExperience is the educational component; The VOICE Festival is the producing arm that provides outreach to the community. Those things put together really have to make it accessible to everyone.”

Zouves aims to welcome not only opera fans, but young people and community members who might not be familiar with the festival’s stylings. “We have to engage young minds who want to come and pursue singing,” she says. “We want to engage our patrons who love opera and for them to bring their children and grandchildren. We want to engage students in the Chatham County schools and say, ‘Hey, listen, this is cool, it’s funny, it’s totally a place to have fun and to be entertained.’ Looking at the theme for year five, we said, ‘We need to make this the best ever.’ What better way than to be funny? I’m about as cheesy as they get, so I love this theme! It speaks to me and my sensibilities.” In previous years, the festival spanned two weeks. For their fifth year, it became clear that a three-week festival would strike the perfect chord. “Two weeks just became so dense and so difficult to do everything we wanted to do,” Zouves explains. “Last year, we realized it made sense to expand the whole thing, and it’s been great.” The Westin Savannah Harbor has worked with the festival to transform a

section of the hotel and resort into a veritable vocal conservatory. Artists will stay and learn on the grounds, while patrons will visit to witness the incredible talent taking the stage downstairs. Hotel beds have been replaced with pianos for faculty rooms on the third floor. On the fourth floor, the singers reside. Zouves is pleased that, with a third week, the artists can truly feel at home in the Westin and in Savannah. “I think they’re really excited to get the opportunity to spend a couple nights in rehearsal and enjoy Savannah, too,” she says. “They work so hard, and it’s really nice to have a less crazy schedule. Last year we maxed out, and that’s what we want—to keep maxing out is our goal!” The festival launches with “Shave and a Haircut,” a prelude to festival operas The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. Starring VOICE Festival cofounder and opera legend Sherrill Milnes and the 2017 Festival artists, audiences will hoot and holler as they’re led through 90 minutes of Rossini, Mozart, musical theatre, song, and even a little Bugs Bunny. It’s a great introduction to opera for folks of all ages.


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Zouves is thrilled to share two operas this year. “These are great, successful plays,” she explains. “They were comedies, they were farce, and they made the aristocracy crazy because it was the maids and servants one-upping the aristocracy. The audiences loved it! The comedy is as modern as any Adam Sandler movie. You could watch it, and it’s very current and accessible to everyone.” VOICE Festival fans will be pleased to see some familiar faces at 2017’s events: Meechot Marrero and Santiago Ballerini— last year’s Romeo and Juliet in Romeo et Juliette—reunite in Barber of Seville, and Jessica Ann Best is back and teaming up with gypsy-jazz band Velvet Caravan for “Funny Girl with a Gypsy Swing.” With three weeks of offerings, Savannah can meet rising artists and learn about musical history in a variety of venues. “There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of talent,” says Milnes. “Were grateful, but more than that, there seems to be an inexhaustible mount of desire and enthusiasm from Savannah about what we’re doing.” “Savannah is the perfect place to nurture our vision,” Zouves agrees. “It’s a European city with American standards with great food, great music, great fun. We have artists from China, Puerto Rico, France—they’re all coming to take in Savannah and take in the music of Savannah. Sherrill and I are very excited and very dedicated to the city and feel like we’re the city’s own.” CS

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Key Change Cabaret’s fifth season wraps with a loving ode to beloved rock sensation Fleetwood Mac. In “Go Your Own Way,” vocalists Cecilia Tran Arango, Christopher Blair, Natasha Drena, and Jenny Woodruff will croon their favorites from Rumors and beyond as Kim Steiner, Bill Smith and Mac Chesanow accompany them. Listen up for “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” “Silver Springs,” and many more. Key Change’s season has been selling out quickly, so secure those tickets now. Drape yourself in your finest Stevie Nicks-worthy fringe and dance over to Hutchinson Island for a journey to the past! THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 8:30 P.M., 22 $25 VIA CITYSPIN.COM, ALL-AGES

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Blues, funk, soul and rock collide at Barrelhouse this weekend. N.W. Izzard brings a melting pot Florida sound to the stage. Frontman Nicholas William Izzard, a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, teamed up with drummer Tyler Watts and bassist Nathan Ranew to grow his solo sound into a live sonic experience. The band released a debut record, No Sleep, in 2016, and shared an EP, “Midnight Magic,” in June 2017. “Made Man” off of the latter stands out with sultry swagger, Izzard’s grooving vocals, and swamp-dirty guitar work. The band’s set to release a second full-length album in spring 2018. Isaac Corbitt is a harmonica icon and will join N.W. Izzard onstage. Asheville’s Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats join in the fun. The five-piece began as a street busking project and has evolved into a rollicking experience of rock and blues. An entertaining live show has earned the band opening slots with The Blind Boys of Alabama, Drivin N Cryin, and more. FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+

It’s time to get weird! The dip-themed duo DIP is back after hitting the stage with reigning King of the Bizarre, Corey Feldman, at The Masquerade in Atlanta. Dot.s, which began as a solo project, is a five-piece Atlanta electronic band with danceable beats, dreamy harmonized melodies, and ambient swells. The band released an LP, We Swim, in November 2016, via Deer Bear Wolf. The album was reissued on cassette through Bear Kids Recordings in June. Salsa Chest is an electronic/dance duo from Atlanta. Head to Quality Faucet Records’ Soundcloud to get a taste of their tunes. Uke-slingin’ SAV punks The Gumps join in the fun. FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+

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Edgar Loudermilk, a leader of the contemporary bluegrass movement, brings his band and the great guitarist Jeff Autry to Bloomingdale. The seasoned bass player and tenor and bass vocalist followed in the musical footsteps of his father and grandfather, singing in his family’s band when he was just nine years old. Loudermilk stuck with his family band until he was 20 and went on to join Carolina Crossfire. Over the years, he’s earned a following by playing with Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, and IIIrd Tyme Out. Loudermilk has released two solo albums, My Big Chance Tomorrow and Georgia Maple, and a duo record with Dave Adkins, Adkins & Loudermilk. The latter project earned an International Bluegrass Music Association Emerging Artist nomination. From originals to bluegrass standards, Loudermilk, Glen Crain, Zach Autry, and Jeff Autry show top chops with a deep love of tradition in their concerts. SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 8 P.M., ALL-AGES

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Flashback Karaoke, 8 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. PS Tavern Karaoke Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Totally Awesome Bar 80s and 90s Karaoke, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.

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Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Stan Ray, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Jason Courtenay, 9 p.m. PS Tavern Trivia, 7 p.m. The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Tybee Island Social Club Jefferson Ross, Stan Ray, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves, Last Band Standing: Silversel vs. La Bodega, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.

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Barrelhouse South The Sound Experiment, 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 Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee, 10:30 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. The Jinx Jeff Two Names and the Born Agains, Loser’s Circle, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Brian Bazemore, 7 p.m.

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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 Adults Only Trivia, 9 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.

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The Wormhole The Surfaris, Laramie Dean, the Wave Slaves, 8:30 p.m.

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The Britannia British Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7:30 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.

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Applebee’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Blueberry Hill Trivia and Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m.

A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning, 7 p.m. Barrelhouse South N.W. Izzard, Isaac Corbitt, Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats, 9 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 7 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. Congress Street Social Club Jess Goggan, 10:30 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge DIP, Dot.s, Salsa Chest, The Gumps, 9 p.m. The Jinx Cory Chambers Jazz Band, Aaron Zimmer, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Rachael Shaner, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Jeremy Riddle, The Mercers, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) James Lavine, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Austin Williams 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 Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Jon Lee and the Apparitions, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright The Warehouse Eric Culberson Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Bill Hodgson, The Cam Band, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Nickel Bag of Funk, 9:30 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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Club 309 West DJ Zay Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge DJ D-Frost Hercules Bar & Grill DJ Liquid Night Club 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

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

SATURDAY 8. 5 LIVE MUSIC

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning, 7 p.m. Barrelhouse South Groove Town Assault, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Jon Lee and the Hextones, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Boomy’s Liquid Ginger Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio, 9 p.m. Club Elan Protohype, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Werd Life, 10:30 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge DJ Precisa The Jinx Damon and the Shitkickers, 4 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Zack Wilson, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Danielle Hicks Band, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Joe Bayer, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Hitman The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars Edgar Loudermilk Band w/ Jeff Autry, 8 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House Eddie Wilson Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Stage on Bay Fuel, Marcy Playground, Dishwalla, 10 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater Dan Cown Presents: Somewhere Called Now, 8 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Keith & Ross, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright The Warehouse Tony Brown Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, Bill Hodgson, Chase Thomas, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Draucker, 9:30 p.m.

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m. The Space Station at Starlandia Front Porch Improv, Featuring Very Very Important from Charleston, SC, 8 p.m. The Wormhole Comedy Planet with Marcus Crespo, 8 p.m.

DJ

Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Liquid Night Club 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

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. PS Tavern Everybody Gets Lei’d Bar Crawl, 4 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Good Ol’ Guntry BBQ, 10 p.m.

SUNDAY 8. 6 LIVE MUSIC

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning, 7 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Rachael Shaner, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson The Sentient Bean Savannah Songwriters Series, 7 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Lyn Avenue, 1 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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

DJ

Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

MONDAY 8. 7 LIVE MUSIC

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Club Elan Comedy Roast, 7 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 Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

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

DJ

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

TUESDAY 8. 8 LIVE MUSIC

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Acoustic Tuesday w/ Southern Holiday Jazz Band, 7 p.m. The Jinx Hip-Hop Night, 11 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 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. The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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. 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.

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

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


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

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

A-J’s Dockside 1315 Chatham Ave. Tybee Island 912-786-9533 ajsdocksidetybee.com

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

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

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

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

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

912-231-9049 billysplacesavannah.com

Blowin’ Smoke 1611 Habersham St.

912-231-2385 blowinsmokesavannah.com

Blueberry Hill 546 Dean Forest Rd. 964-8401

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

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

Casimir’s Lounge 700 Drayton St.

912-721-5002 mansiononforsythpark.com

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

Chuck’s Bar 305 W. River St. 912-232-1005

Club 309 West 309 W. River St. 912-236-1901 club309west.com

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

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

CoCo’s Sunset Grille 1 Old U.S. Hwy. 80 Tybee Island 912-786-7810 cocostybee.com

coffee deli 4517 Habersham St.

Mellow Mushroom 11 W. Liberty St.

The Sentient Bean 13 E. Park Ave.

Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd. Congress St Social Club 411 W. Congress St.

Melody’s Coastal Cafe 2518 Hwy 17 Richmond Hill

The Space Station at Starlandia 2436 Bull St. The Stage on Bay 1200 West Bay St.

912-352-7818 savannahcoffeedeli.com

912-238-1985 congressstreetsocialclub.com

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

Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St.

(912) 200-3652 dubspubriverstreet.com

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. Tybee Island 912-786-6109 fanniesonthebeach.com

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

912-495-0705 mellowmushroom.com

912-459-6357 melscoastalcafe.com

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

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

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

The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St.

912-232-4286 www.plantersinnsavannah.com

Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St. 912-232-5778

PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St. 912-495-5145

Rachael’s 1190 1190 King George Blvd.

Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St.

912-920-7772 rachaels1190.com

Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave. Richmond Hill

912-238-1311 therailpub.com/

912-236-4440 fiveoakstaproom.com

912-428-1643

Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St. 912-401-0543 foxyloxycafe.com

Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd. 912-966-5790

The Islander 301 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912-897-6137

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

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

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

Liquid Night Club 307 W. River St. Little Lucky’s 6 Gateway Blvd. E. Savannah-Southside 912-925-1119

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

McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St.

912-233-6136 mcdonoughssavannah.com

The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912-292-1656 ranchoalegrecuban.com

Randy Wood Guitars 1304 East Hwy. 80

912-748-1930 www.randywoodguitars.com

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

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 111 W. Bay St. 912-721-4800 ruthschris.com

The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave. Tybee Island 912-786-8304

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

Savannah Smiles 314 Williamson St. 912-527-6453

Savannah Taphouse 125 E. Broughton St. 912-201-8277 savannahtaphouse.com

SEED Eco Lounge 39 Montgomery St. 912-349-5100

912-232-4447 sentientbean.com

savconcerts.com

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

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

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

The Tybee Post Theater 10 Van Horne Ave. Tybee Island

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

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

Tree House 309 W. St. Julian St.

912-239-0095 treehousesavannah.com

Tubby’s Tank House 2909 River Dr. Thunderbolt

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

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

The Warehouse 18 E. River St.

912-234-6003 thewarehousebarandgrille.com

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa 1 Resort Drive 912-201-2000 www.westinsavannah.com/

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CULTURE THE ART•BEAT OF SAVANNAH

THIS WEEK IN ART

Jam-packed weekend of art exhibitions and events BY RACHAEL FLORA

Whatever the reason, there’s no reason for you not to get out there and check out the art around town. Let’s get to it!

WHEN IT RAINS, it pours, right? Fortunately for us all, this weekend has more art events than you can shake a rainstick at. Some of them are in conjunction with the First Fridays in Starland, the monthly party in that section of town. Some galleries are just breaking out of the summer slump.

Lovely Little Things @Foxy Loxy Austin native Caitlin B. Alexander’s collection of illustrations highlights the lovely little things in life. The prints, which draw from the aesthetic of the 1940s and 50s, are at once modern and nostalgic. The opening reception coincides with First Friday, and her prints will remain at Foxy through September 24.

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Planets and Aerials @Starland Café Becca Cook’s out-of-this-world exhibition hosts its closing reception this week, so it’s your last chance to see her work. Her abstract paintings reference cosmic elements and are inspired by her childhood, where she watched the shuttle come into Edwards Air Force Base in south California. The last day to see Becca’s work is August 9. Show Me Yours @Location Gallery, LGBT Center Location Gallery opens its second location at the Savannah LGBT Center this Friday evening with a silent art auction. Twelve local artists contribute to the auction, and gallery profits will be donated to First City Network for the Center. It’s the perfect way to support the center, the gallery, and your LGBT neighbors. Afterbeing @20 W. State St. Where do we come from, and what will we become? Let SCAD graduates Mafe Soltero, Rob Summerlin, and Robert Cameron help you find that answer in Afterbeing, an immersive multimedia show that’s an abstract homage to the human timeline. The three artists work in different media—Soltero is a fiber artist, Summerlin is a figurative painter, and Cameron a photographer—ensuring this show is diverse as it is challenging. Afterbeing is only open through Sunday, Aug. 6.

paintings feature superheroes and blend Western and Eastern cultures, and Liu’s paintings showcase femininity. The exhibition only runs through the weekend. Nada Bo Bada @20 W. Duffy St. You won’t find much information about Nada Bo Bada, but maybe it’s better that way. The artists listed as hosts on the Facebook event page are Georgia Nicholas, Brynna Hall, and Nico Bohorquez, and they describe it as “a sensory explorative art experience,” but that’s about all the information you’ll uncover. It all goes down Friday night at 7 p.m., and it looks like you’ll have to see it to believe it. Art on River Street @Rousakis Plaza Hosted by the organization Savannah River Street Arts, this monthly event allows local artists to display and sell their art down by the river. It all happens Saturday and Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. Free Family Day @Jepson Center Before the first full week of school (it’s really that time already?), let the kids celebrate the dog days of summer with William Wegman’s beloved Weimaraners. They’ll get to create their own altered photos, see Wegman’s dogs in the exhibition, and learn about Savannah’s dogs available for adoption—all for free. Museum admission is free from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 5.

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Inside Out: Outside In @Oglethorpe Gallery The Creative Mixture of Art @SulYu Xia curates this exhibition of paintfur Studios ings by Chenyi Sun, both SCAD graduate SCAD Graduate students Hanting students. Chenyi’s paintings explore interZhang and Siqiao Liu’s paintings combine personal relationships in our society and art forms and cultures in this show, prehis feelings of being an outsider looking in. sented by fellow student Siyi Qian. Zhang’s This exhibition is only up for the weekend.

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“Afterbeing” is jam-packed with art that wants you to question your own existence.


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Barbara Northrup’s photography captures the romance, not the hassle, of Spanish moss.

Surreal Savannah @Sentient Bean Presented by Sulfur Art Services, Britton Dockery’s surreal acrylic paintings create imagery that is truer than the literal truth. He is a self-taught artist, inspired by Magritte and Dali, and is inspired by the heart of Savannah’s city. The exhibition hosts its opening reception during First Friday in Starland and will run through October 3. Live Oaks Illuminated @Grand Bohemian Gallery St. Simons Island resident Barbara Northrup captures the mystery and beauty of the Southern live oak in this collection of photography. Her exhibition opens Friday evening and is open through August 31.

The Animal Alphabet @Henny Penny Art Space & Café Strawberry Moth’s Jessie Duthu presents her small works show featuring the alphabet illustrated with playful animals. The opening reception on Friday is the perfect place for kids to grab a snack, participate in a free craft project, and get in the photo booth.

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Manifesting Mobile @Sulfur Studios Joanne Morton describes herself as a Positive Energy Artist, and with her Magic Passion Love Manifesting Mobile, it’s easy to see why. Since 2010, she’s invited people from all over the country to decorate a small cardboard circle with their vision for humanity. She’ll unveil it on First Friday, so if you’re looking for a jolt of inspiration and positivity, head that way. CS

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Chenyi Sun’s paintings capture the feeling of being an outsider in today’s world.

William Wegman, Eye On, 1997; color Polaroid; 24 x 20 inches. © William Wegman, Courtesy Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York.

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OPENINGS & RECEPTIONS

AFTERBEING — Mafe Soltero, Rob Summerlin, and Robert Cameron Connelly present an immersive tour of varying media, examining where we come from, what we are and will become. Afterbeing is an abstract homage to the human timeline, drawing meaning from the mythos of existence and through exploratory thought, searching to illustrate the human experience. Fri., Aug. 4, 6-9 p.m., Sat., Aug. 5, 12-5 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 6, 12-5 p.m. 20 W State St, 20 W State St. THE ANIMAL ALPHABET — Celebrate the work of artist Jessica Duthu in this small works show featuring the complete Animal Alphabet as part of the #100dayproject. Fri., Aug. 4, 6 p.m. Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe, 1514 Bull St. ART ON RIVER STREET — Local artists display and sell their art on the river. Free first Saturday, Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St.

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THE CREATIVE MIXTURE OF ART — This exhibition will showcase 30 artworks from two SCAD Graduate students, Hanting Zhang and Siqiao Liu, who are majoring in Painting. Hanting Zhang’s pop mixture portraits combine the western and eastern cultures to use superheroes as subject to uphold justice. Siqiao Liu’s mixed media paintings combine different cultures and art forms to show femininity through charming, confident, and beautiful women bodies. Aug. 4-6. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.

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‘The Creative Mixture of Art’ is a two-person show by two SCAD graduate painting students.

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themes. Through Sep. 10. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

ANIMAL INSTINCT — The diversity of animal imagery in Animal Instinct reveals the wide-ranging roles animals inhabit in an anthropocentric world. 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.

AQUA VISTA 2017 — “Aqua Vista 2017” is a small works show across a variety of mediums depicting a life on the water. Gallery profits benefit the Ogeechee Riverkeeper. Through Aug. 11. Location Gallery, 417 Whitaker St.

INSIDE OUT: OUTSIDE IN — The exhibition will showcase oil paintings of Chenyi Sun, a SCAD Graduate Oil Painting student from China. Aug. 4-6. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

BRITTON DOCKERY — Inspired by Dali and Magritte, Britton has continued his artistic endeavors over the years as a self taught artist, transcending techniques and liberal views have made his art what it is today. Through Sep. 21. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

LIVE OAKS ILLUMINATED — Join in unveiling Barbara Northrup’s latest series exploring the ubiquitous trees of our region. Free Aug. 4-31. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St.

CAROL FLEISCHAKER COHEN — Carol’s life’s passion has always included searching for ways her art can express her life’s journey. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street.

SHOW ME YOURS SILENT ART AUCTION — Celebrate the opening of Location Gallery at the LGBT Center with a silent art auction with 12 local artists. Gallery profits donated to First City Network for the Center. Fri., Aug. 4, 7 p.m. Savannah LGBT Center, 1515 Bull St.

FILM: HER + HIM — Akram Zaatari’s film tells the story of Egyptian studio photographer Van Leo and a woman known only as Nadia, who entered Studio Van Leo in 1957 and asked to be photographed in the nude. The film explores the entire series of the images, which documents Nadia undressing in 12 poses. Through Sep. 10. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

SURREAL SAVANNAH - NEW WORK BY BRITTON DOCKERY — A native of Savannah, Dockery is a self-taught artist who began his artistic endeavors as an adolescent. Early inspirations included surrealist painters such as Dali and Magritte, which opened his pathway to fine arts. Gaining inspiration from the heart of the city has been a recurring theme for the young artist. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

GENERATION — This exhibition brings together two generations of Iraqi-Canadian women artists--mother Sawsan Al Saraf and her daughters Tamara and Sundus Abdul Hadi--offering a dialogue between their artworks as to how three members of the same family respond artistically to complex

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.org. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. HEATHER RINIKER: EMBROIDERED MAGNOLIA LEAVES — This art encompasses Heather’s passions of handmade and nature, her values in resourcefulness and simplicity, all while being able to express her creativity in an intricate and unique manner. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. I’M TRYING TO TELL YOU — Maggie Mullin O’Hara is a multimedia artist from Pittsburgh based in Columbia, SC, and Savannah. Her exhibition will incorporate the mediums of video, performance, photography, sculpture, and installation. The show will include a sitespecific sculptural video installation Through Nov. 5. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York 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. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.


FOOD & DRINK COMMON CONNOISSEUR

KITCHEN 320

helps to transform Savannah into a culinary destination

OVER THE past few years, Savannah has accumulated a collection of diverse eateries that, perhaps unwittingly, all serve the same purpose. With each new restaurant, restaurateurs and chefs seek to influence the food scene and its consumers by either going back to their roots, innovating with avant-garde flavors or concocting an amalgamation of both. This upsurge is not only broadening palates but also forging Savannah into a culinary destination. “The food scene in Savannah is starting to blossom; we are about to pop. This is something the city needs to take it to the next level. We are on a trajectory to be one of the best culinary scenes in the country,” reports Executive Chef William Herrington of Kitchen 320. Kitchen 320 is the signature restaurant and bar in the B Historic Hotel that resides on Montgomery Street. It may be downtown, but its off-the-beaten-path location

Above: Executive Chef William Herrington of Kitchen 320.

“It is a blessing to be able to cook the food I grew up with,” he says. Now, Herrington utilizes Lowcountry nostalgia as a foundation for his upscale and cultured cuisine. By doing so, he seeks to incorporate influences from other regions while simultaneously modernizing southern dishes. When entering the B Historic Hotel, its grandiose space is lavished with rich tones and textures, radiating with refinement. Just past a charcoal slate wall, embedded with wooden logs, resides Kitchen 320. A rustic warm wood community table lies in the center of the room, surrounded by intimate candlelit marble tabletops. Camel leather chairs, purple scripted art, grey brick walls, golden chandeliers, and soft grey tufted cushions all pander to the modernized farm-to-table concept. As of last week, Kitchen 320 showcased a new summer menu that capitalizes on farm-fresh simplicity. A majority of the menu items are composed of small bites at approachable prices. These dishes are created for sharing, serving as a conversation piece. At the menu tasting, Chef Herrington delivered each dish to the table, describing

its humble ingredients and personal inspiration. The first course was a Tomato and Watermelon Salad that emulated the refreshing flavors of summer. Herrington partnered with Canewater Farm in Darien, GA to provide the freshest heirloom tomatoes for the dish. The tomatoes were pickled in sherry and rice wine vinegar, offering a briny and bright flavor. This was paired with grilled watermelon, lending a subtle sweetness. They were served on top of a horseradish, mascarpone and goat cheese whip that was creamy and tart with a slight pungency. These ingredients were showered with bright basil blossoms and crystalized mint. The mint provided tings of invigorating sweetness with each bite. Overall, this dish was reminiscent of a southern caprese salad. The second course was Golden Scallops served over a swoosh of smoked fennel puree and garnished with pickled green garlic, pickled ramps, fennel fronds and shaved Canewater Farm radish. The fennel puree was the star, providing a subtle smoky flavor that complimented the sweetness of the scallops. This dish was balanced, harmonizing each ingredient in its truest form. The third course was Hoe Cakes n’ Field Peas, a southern summertime classic, that was inspired by Herrington’s childhood. He incorporates zipper peas with chicken stock and house-cured bacon sourced from Hunter Cattle Co. in Brooklet, GA.

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brands Kitchen 320 as a best-kept secret among locals. Chef Herrington has been with Kitchen 320 since its conception, opening the restaurant in November 2016. Since then he has contributed to Savannah’s evolving food scene by serving sophisticated soul food inspired by his upbringing. Kitchen 320’s seasonal menu boasts Lowcountry influences described as elevated humble dishes. As a child growing up in Waynesboro, GA, Herrington was no stranger to Lowcountry cuisine. With a population of 5,700, restaurants of any kind were scant, making going out to eat a rarity. Herrington reminisced about helping his mother cook meals like Hoppin’ John and field peas, never realizing its impact on his future. “It resonated with me…I was always enamored with cooking.” After receiving a culinary degree, Herrington gleamed experiences from a variety of cities working with a range of fare including French, Italian, German and Caribbean. Yet, when the opportunity to establish Kitchen 320 came, Herrington saw it as a dream come true.

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The peas were served with hoe cakes, essentially thin corn-meal flapjacks. Herrington pointed to the golden fried cakes and said, “Those are used as your sopping device.” The scent of comfort wafted from the cast iron skillet of peas. The familiar flavors of chicken broth, rendered bacon, sweet corn bread and tender peas embodied nostalgic coziness. Chef Herrington took a dish that is typically served as side and elevated it to main status. My only critique? More hoe cakes, please! The fourth course was the Lowcountry Paella. Chef Herrington incorporated as many ingredients from Savannah as possible, serving his own rendition of the classic. This dish was comprised of zipper peas, Carolina gold rice, Hunter Cattle sausage, Georgia white shrimp and smoked Sapelo clams served in a fish fumet broth. This dish was hearty and well rounded with a welcomed heat that lingered on my taste buds. The dessert course had two finales. The first was a creamy scoop of Leopold’s ice cream with Savannah Bee Wildflower

honey, candied ginger and blueberry sauce. Herrington partnered with the chef from Leopold’s to create an ice cream that is unique to Kitchen 320. The zippy ginger balanced the sweetness of the honey and blueberries. It was everything a summer ice cream should be, decadent yet refreshing. The final course was a riff on an adult friendly dunk-a-roo. Sorghum spiced cookie sticks were served with a banana buttercream dip. For the cookie flavor, imagine a ginger bread cookie without the ginger. This was a delightful way to end a fantastic meal. After a dining experience like this, it is clear that Chef Herrington seeks to commemorate not only the Lowountry, but also specifically Savannah. He continues to partner with local farms and host events that build and boost our community. He aspires to continue his contribution to Savannah’s culinary future at Kitchen 320. “It’s a pleasure and honor to be in the food scene in Savannah at this point in time.” CS KITCHEN 320 IS AT 320 MONTGOMERY ST.


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International IPA Day is here again! BY RAYMOND GADDY

HOP HEADS rejoice! Your day to celebrate is here. The first Thursday of August (August 3 this year) is designated as International IPA Day. An India Pale Ale, or IPA, is a style of beer that has been around for a long time but recently became one of the most popular, if not the most popular, beer styles on the craft beer market. IPAs accounted for 271 of the entries in the 2016 World Beer Cup, the largest beer competition in the world. That was the most of any beer style and almost 100 more than the next largest group. Just about every craft brewer has an IPA in their lineup, so hunting down a good one will not be difficult. But with such a large number of beers available, it can be hard to know what to look for. Today’s IPAs are heavily hopped and often bitter in flavor, but this was not always the case. The earliest IPAs were

closer to what we would call pale ales, meaning they were brewed with light or pale malts and lightly hopped. One exception was the so called October beer. October beers were heavily hopped pale ales and intended for cellaring for up to two years. A version of an October beer brewed by the Bow Brewery in England is generally considered the earliest IPA. Not everyone agrees with this story but it’s as likely as any other: In the late 1700s Bow Brewery was located near the docks of the East India Dock Company. Owner George Hodgson used his connections, and a generous credit line and location made them popular with sailors and traders heading to India. Though probably not as high in alcohol as many think, Bow Brewing’s October beer seems to have not only fared well, but improved, in the long trip from England around Africa to India. Remember, October beers were intended to be aged already. Bow’s beers became popular not only in England but in India as well. Later Hodgson’s son, who had taken

over Bow Brewing, over-reached and made a series of unpopular changes to his businesses practices, ending Bow’s IPA supremacy. Other breweries were commissioned to match Bow’s October beer. The water in England’s Trent Valley was harder than London’s water and produced a brighter beer than could be made in London. This new bright, hoppy beer based on Bow Brewing’s original was soon being shipped not only to India but to North America, where IPAs have been popular ever since. The first regularly produced modern IPA was Anchor Brewing’s Liberty Ale, which set the standard for West Coast IPAs. West Coast IPAs are hoppier than their East Coast rivals, which tend to have more malt flavors to balance the hops. The West Coast’s love of intense hops is often attributed to the proximity to the hops fields of the Pacific Northwest, where most U.S. hops are grown. The double IPA is said to be an American invention, but is merely an IPA with a greater than 7% ABV. While August 3 is International IPA Day, there are plenty of local IPA options you can enjoy: Battlewagon, Service Brewing. Biscuit and caramel malts balance out the numerous hops added to this brew. Cascade, Chinook, Galena and Mosaic give a variety of citrus and hop flavors. Newly released in cans, Battlewagon is readily available now. Inshore Slam IPA, Coastal Empire Beer Company. A blend of four hops keeps this beer from being too bitter. Inshore Slam clocks in at 75 IBUs. IBUs are International Bittering Units and are a measure of how bitter a beer is. The higher the number, the more bitter it is. Hoplin’ IPA, Southbound Brewing. Five different hops make for a blend of citrus and pine in Southbound’s medium-bodiedIPA. Swamp Fox IPA, Moon River Brewing. Named after Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion, the malt flavors are the defining characteristic of Swamp Fox. CS

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Ultimatum and 300, made his directorial OOO debut (albeit uncredited) alongside Chad The logical companion piece to the Stahelski on 2014’s John Wick, but his work summer hit Baby Driver, Atomic Blonde on Atomic Blonde is far more impressive. is another movie largely defined by its There’s a lengthy fight sequence in this piccool-as-ice characters, its action-packed ture that’s among the best of recent times set-pieces, and its awesome mix tape of – filmed in one uninterrupted take, it’s less classic tunes readily available for iTunes fanciful and more realistically sloppy than download. many such filmic fisticuffs, as characters But whereas Baby Driver (the better pic- can barely stand even as they continue to ture, though not by much) loses some tread wallop each other. during its final act, this adaptation of the As noted, the soundtrack is superb, graphic novel The Coldest City feigns in the even if it isn’t always as hardwired into opposite direction, getting off to a rocky the action as cleverly as the songs in Baby start before blossoming into something Driver. For instance, After the Fall’s “Der rousing and rejuvenating. Komissar” figures Charlize Theron, newly minted action prominently in star thanks to her fast and Furiosa turn in one scene, the Mad Max: Fury Road, is equally as kick-ass sole reason here – she’s Lorraine Broughton, an MI6 apparently agent operating in Berlin at the tail end being that – of the Cold War. Landing in the divided whaddaya city just as the Berlin Wall is about to colknow! — lapse, Lorraine must find out who killed a the song fellow operative while also locating an title is in explosive list that contains the names German of double agents. and this She’s ordered by her MI6 superiors movie is (Toby Jones and James Faulkner) set in to hook up with the department’s agent in Berlin, a live wire named David Percival (James McAvoy), but she also comes into contact with a gruff CIA agent (John Goodman), a mysterious woman (Sofia Boutella) who’s been following her, and assorted other players in the spy game. Atomic Blonde is the sort of movie in which nothing is as it seems, as scripter Kurt Johnstad serves up a full menu of doublecrosses, triplecrosses, false identities, and startling character revelations. Some of it doesn’t work (the film reveals its hand regarding McAvoy’s Percival far too soon), but the flurry of activity at least is consistent with the rest of the movie’s kinetic approach. Atomic Blonde: This adaptation of the graphic novel The David Leitch, a Coldest City gets off to a rocky start before blossoming former stuntman into something rousing and rejuvenating on such films as The Bourne

Germany. Then again, the film does open with one brilliant David Bowie song — “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)” – and closes with another brilliant Bowie tune (not telling), so let’s not be too harsh on Leitch for turning to his iPod to score the picture. Like his personal playlist, Atomic Blonde rocks.

A GHOST STORY

OOO If the minds behind The Guinness Book of World Records ever elect to add a category called “Most Walkouts For A Single Movie,” then I expect writer-director David Lowery’s A Ghost Story might have a shot at grabbing the tarnished-brass ring. Moving at the speed of molasses trying to drip up a wall, the movie clocks in at just over 90 minutes, yet many fidgety viewers will swear it runs at least four hours. One five-minute scene consists of nothing more than Rooney Mara’s character eating an entire chocolate pie, and if there’s any sequence in the movie likely to leave an audience member shrieking in frustration and bolting for the adjacent auditorium showing The Emoji Movie, it’s probably this one. Yet for those who get attuned to its leisurely approach, A Ghost Story proves to be a fascinating watch. Lowery’s decision to have his film move with the speed of a turtle with four broken legs is deliberate, tying into themes regarding love, loss, identity, and time. Especially time. At its center is a young couple identified only as C (Casey Affleck) and M (Mara). The two are in love, with one of their relatively few conflicts coming from the fact that M wants to move from their present house while C wants to remain there. One day, C is killed in a car accident just outside the home, but he soon returns as a ghost. Intriguingly, the ghost isn’t some CGI specter or a Patrick Swayze hunk but rather a figure in a white sheet, the sort seen in Peanuts strips and in costume shops come Halloween. C remains in the house over the years/decades/centuries, and just when it seems the movie can’t possibly get any more existential, a leap is taken (both literally and figuratively) that spins it in a new direction. Aside from one interlude with a chatty hipster (Will Oldham), the dialogue is kept to a bare minimum, another tactic that makes the movie feel longer than its actual running time. Yet Lowery’s approach is key in providing the picture with its melancholy mood, and he’s backed by a score from Daniel Hart that only emphasizes the pervading wistfulness. A mournful rumination on not only what it means to be human but also what it means to be something else entirely, A Ghost Story is a haunting experience no matter how you slice it.


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serviceable, and late-inning appearances by Rihanna and Ethan Hawke are properly entertaining. But it’s ultimately all for naught when balanced against the dead weight at the center of the film. That would be DeHaan and Delevingne, neither of whom are especially convincing in their trite roles.

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DUNKIRK

OOO Dunkirk is already being hailed in some quarters as one of the greatest war films ever made and in other corners as a typically overrated Christopher Nolan endeavor. Neither claim is accurate, although it should be noted that the enthusiasts are closer to the mark than the Nolan naysayers. Certainly, Dunkirk hardly belongs in the same class as Apocalypse Now, Saving Private Ryan or any of the other superb combat flicks that have been produced over the past 100-odd years. Focusing on the unlikely — some would say miraculous — evacuation of over 300,000 surrounded Allied soldiers from the French beaches over the course of a few days in 1940, the movie is stripped down in terms of its characterizations. Various players are represented in only scattered scenes, and character names are often hard to come by. A few recognizable actors appear here and there — Tom Hardy as a courageous pilot, Cillian Murphy as a shell-shocked soldier, Kenneth Branagh as a concerned officer, and Bridge of Spies Oscar winner Mark Rylance as a British citizen commandeering one of the rescue boats — but most of the cast is comprised of up-and-comers whose boyish faces are often hard to distinguish in the darkness and under the dirt. Worse, Nolan’s decision to tinker with time won’t bother those who can keep up but is certain to anger and irritate those whose knives are already unsheathed. Yet to suggest that Dunkirk is a movie lacking in emotion because it’s lacking in sharply etched players is incorrect. Nolan’s strength here is his ability to place audiences right into the thick of the various struggles taking place by air, land and sea. Backed by Hans Zimmer’s forceful score as well as sound effects that deserve this

year’s Oscar, he comes up with a movie that works beautifully as an aural and visual assault. This in turn heightens the senses in terms of what’s at stake for all these soldiers and civilians, and viewers with any semblance of empathy will easily be engaged, enraged and, ultimately, inspired.

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

OO The latest eye-candy achievement from director Luc Besson, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets should be seen on a large movie screen — preferably in 3-D — or not seen at all. Based on the influential French comic series Valerian and Laureline, the movie opens with a clever and amusing prelude that spans the centuries (backed, of course, by David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”) before shifting to a lengthy segment in which the visual effects dominate everything else. But rather than the CGI distancing viewers (as if too often the case), they prove to be completely immersive and instead invoke sympathy for the alien creatures placed front and center. Unfortunately, the movie then switches over to the human protagonists, and all magic is quickly dispelled. Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne), two 28th-century government agents doing their part to make the universe a safe place to live, are introduced as they flirt with one another, and the witless banter recalls Katherine Heigl and Gerald Butler far more than it stirs memories of Stanley Kubrick and Ridley Scott. From there, the film blazes through one frenetic episode after another, all featuring cutting-edge effects that are especially striking in 3-D. The storyline involving a rogue commander (Clive Owen) isn’t particularly inspired but it is perfectly

OOO Moviegoers who endured a rough night watching the recent Rough Night will fare significantly better with Girls Trip, another comedy about four college friends who reunite years later for a raucous, noholds-barred weekend. Ryan Pierce (Regina Hall) is a bestselling author, Sasha Franklin (Queen Latifah) runs her own TMZ-style website, Lisa Cooper (Jada Pinkett Smith) is a divorcee with two kids, and Dina (Tiffany Haddish) — well, Dina defies description. The four reunite in New Orleans during the Essence Festival, where they hobnob with celebrities, hook up with an old college pal (Larenz Tate), and learn that Ryan’s husband (Mike Colter) is having an affair. Friendships are tested, romances are ignited, copious alcohol is consumed, and grapefruits are employed in an interesting way. Like most modern comedies, Girls Trip occasionally goes overboard with the raunch (the zipline incident is funny the first time, unpleasant the second), and all problems are neatly resolved with predictable precision. Yet the movie dishes out a generous portion of huge laughs, and all four actresses are aptly cast and enjoy an easy rapport. Best of all is Haddish, whose breakout performance is not unlike that of Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids or Kate McKinnon in Ghostbusters. Best known for her TV roles, she proves to be utterly fearless in this film, diving into her part with both confidence and ferocity. It’s an invigorating performance, but, kids, don’t try the grapefruit at home.

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

OOO The third chapter in the latest incarnation of the venerable monkey-movie series, War for the Planet of the Apes follows last week’s Spider-Man: Homecoming as an example of how to allow a franchise to continue to expand and breathe rather than trying to keep it mired in by-the-numbers numbness. While it doesn’t quite match its immediate predecessor, 2014’s masterful Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, this latest entry admirably opts to forge its own path rather than slavishly cut and paste past formulas. While the series opener, 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, spent slightly more time

on the humans and Dawn divided its focus equally between humans and apes, War almost completely adopts the point of view of the simians. At its center, of course, is Caesar (a motion-captured Andy Serkis), who doesn’t actively seek conflict but instead wants apes to be left alone. Unfortunately, the members of a nearby military outfit don’t share Caesar’s separatist policy – led by an imposing figure known only as The Colonel (Woody Harrelson), they seek to completely obliterate all apes. Harrelson is generally employed in roles that provide plenty of opportunities for sarcastic asides (The Hunger Games, The Edge of Seventeen, etc.), so it’s almost startling to see him tackling a character as savage and single-minded as the one he essays here. Serkis again excels in the role that arguably will surpass Gollum as his most iconic, and while I could have used a bit less of Bad Ape (Steve Zahn), a lonely and simple-minded simian, writer-director Matt Reeves and co-scripter Mark Bomback are nevertheless careful to avoid turning him into merely a one-note figure who pops up at regular intervals to offer strained comic relief.  Instead, War for the Planet of the Apes remains rigidly dank and dour – for those seeking mirthful monkeyshines, there’s always Clint’s pal Clyde.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

OOO 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. CS

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Cemetery. Volunteer hours are 10 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Training for the visitors center and to become a BHS tour guide provided. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at ewoalo@hotmail.com or go to our website, www.bonaventurehistorical. org. ongoing. savannahga.gov/cityweb/ cemeteriesweb.nsf/cemeteries/ bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. A gathering of Liberals for an informal discussion of politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and the world around us. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. first Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. (912) 341-7427. livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/GA/ savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR DOG FOSTER CARE GRRR (Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation and

Relocation) is in need of volunteers for its dog Foster Care Program. Fostering gives animals a second chance at life and allows them to receive temporary care from loving foster parents before finding their forever homes. It is a rewarding experience for both humans and pets in need. Please contact Kathryn at 912-656-5900 for more info. ongoing. No physical address given, none. GREEN PARTY OF CHATHAM COUNTY People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR GEORGIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL’S COMMUNITY GARDEN Georgia Regional Hospital is in need of volunteers for their community garden. Contact Jessica Mathis at 912-356-2826 or email her at jessica.mathis@dbhdd.ga.gov.

ongoing. Georgia Regional Hospital, 1915 Eisenhower Drive. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPICE ANGELS Do you have a big heart and time to share? Hospice Savannah is currently looking for amazing volunteers to make a difference in the lives of Hospice patients. Some of these patients have no family and would be forever grateful for the time you could share with them. Become a Hospice Angel to help individuals that are seriously ill and/ or Homebound. If you are interested in volunteering, call 912-748-6000 or email hospiceangels@affinishospice.org. ongoing. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPICE SAVANNAH Share your love, friendship and empathy with caregivers and hospice patients in their homes or nursing homes. Hospice Savannah is seeking caring volunteers to provide companionship and caregiver respite throughout Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. There are also opportunities to volunteer in our Hospice House on Eisenhower Drive, in our administrative offices or at Full Circle Grief and Loss Center off Chatham Parkway. Please complete an application on-line at www.HospiceSavannah.org/volunteer or call the volunteer department at 912.355.2289 for more information. No prior experience is needed - just a loving heart. Volunteer training will be offered Monday, May 10 in the community education room at the rear of Hospice House from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Pre-registration is required. ongoing. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE TYBEE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND LIGHTHOUSE Volunteers are the backbone to the Tybee Island Historical Society and Lighthouse. Because we are a non-profit we rely on volunteers to help us succeed everyday. If you’re interested in volunteering at the lighthouse please call Gus Rehnstrom at 912-785-5801 or email lhvolunteers@ yahoo.com. For more information visit: www.tybeelighthouse.org. ongoing. tybeelighthouse.org/. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. VICTORIAN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS Open to all residents, property owners and businesses located between Anderson and


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Gwinnett, M.L.King,Jr. Blvd to East Broad Street. Free second Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-233-0352. 1308 West, Henry St. and Montgomery St. DOCENTS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FLANNERY O’CONNOR HOUSE YOUNG DEMOCRATS Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home seeks additional volunteers and volunteer docents to help on Fridays and Saturdays, 1p-4pm, and for possible extended hours. Duties: greet visitors, handle admissions, conduct merchandise sales and help with tours. Docent training and written narratives for reference during tours are provided. ongoing. 912-233-6014. haborrello@aol. com. flanneryoconnorhome.org. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

AUDITIONS AND CALLS FOR ENTRIES

DOLPHIN PROJECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Dolphin Project needs boat owners, photographers, and other volunteers to help with scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along coastal Georgia. Must be age 18 or older. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-232-6572. thedolphinproject.org. AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. Info is also available at www.savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR ARTISTS TO TEACH AT STUDIO SCHOOL The studio school in downtown Savannah seeks qualified artists interested in joining the team during spring and/ or summer sessions 2017. Seeking artists to present workshops for adult programming and/or teach short term summer classes for youth programming. Through Aug. 31. 912-5963873. info@thestudioschoolsavannah. com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. GOOD SAMARITAN HEALTH CLINIC St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The clinic serves people without insurance and those whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Call to volunteer. ongoing. 912-964-4326. CALL FOR AUDITIONS FOR THE DOWNTOWN DELILAHS DANCE CABARET The Downtown Delilahs dance cabaret are holding auditions for several upcoming

shows. To set up an audition, contact Jade Bills at 912-272-7601. Through Nov. 1. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE SAVANNAH Are you a student living fabulously in a studio apartment or a creative with an efficient yet stylish workspace? Maybe you’re renewing your space after Hurricane Matthew, decorating your home for the holidays for the first time, or just want to share the character & charm of your historical home? Whatever your space, Vignette Savannah would love to feature you. Vignette Savannah is a web presence that features the most creative and eclectic living, leisure, and work spaces in Savannah. Tell us about yours at vignettesavannah@ gmail.com, and check us out in the weeks to come at vignettesavannah.com. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR JESUS-YESHUA PRODUCTION CLUB AND VIDEO CREW HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN CHATHAM AND OTHER COASTAL COUNTIES Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at revbrendalee@yahoo.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. Island Hospice, THA Group’s nonprofit hospice service, seeks volunteers for patient socialization and caregiver respite. Also seeking nonpatient contact volunteers who can contribute by providing services including, but not limited to, office work, crafting, sewing, light yard work, housekeeping, playing guitar for patients, and licensed hairdressers. Serving patients in Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, Liberty, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, and Screven Counties in Georgia, and Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Charleston, Colleton Counties in South Carolina. See website or email or call for info. ongoing. 888-8424463. kbuttimer@thagroup.org. thagroup. org. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS IN PTSD STUDY Are you a recent combat veteran experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR REGISTRATION FOR MAXINE PATTERSON SCHOOL OF DANCE Maxine Patterson School of Dance announces registration for the 2017-18 Season. Locations and times are: Pooler Rec Center, July 27, 5:30-8 p.m, Studio at 2212 Lincoln Street (at 39th), August 4, 4-8 p.m., Aug 5, 2-6 p.m., Aug 6, 2-6 p.m. Ages 3 and older are accepted for classes in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, and hip-hop. For info: 352-3156, 604-8745, 247-4491. Come join us for fun and learning. Through Aug. 6. Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St.

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. 912-652-3661. liveoakpl.org. CALL FOR VENDORS FOR SAVANNAH ZINE FEST PULP Books & Gallery is now accepting vendor applications for the first annual Savannah Zine Fest, taking place October 7th. The Savannah Zine Fest aims to bring together DIY enthusiasts, zine makers and independent publishers across the Southeast for a day of selling, buying and trading. We are taking applications from independent publishers of all forms of printed matter, including zines, comics, artists’ books, magazines, etc. Interested in becoming a vendor? Visit www. savannahzinefest.com to reserve your table. Please email info@savannahzinefest.com for more information. Through Oct. 7. PULP Bookstore and Gallery, 412 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. CALL FOR WORLD WAR I ITEMS FOR CITY EXHIBIT 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 Lspracher@ savannahga.gov or (912) 651-6411. ongoing. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS EXHIBIT MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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 aid of artists to demonstrate in a visceral, yet authentic way the local and global effects of water pollution. Submission deadline is 30 October 2017. For more information please see our website at: shipsofthesea.org Through Oct. 30. 912-232-1511. wendymelton@ shipsofthesea.org. shipsofthesea.org. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. 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. RELIGIOUS ETHNIC ARTISTS NEEDED Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 2363154; email: revbrendalee@yahoo.com

ongoing. No physical address given, none. OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER TELL US YOUR GHOST STORY? Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. amchclub@yahoo.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

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PRE-SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Seeking early childhood education majors, retired elementary teachers and/or community residents to help 3 & 4 year olds with language development skills. Mon.-Fri., 9am-12noon. Call for info. ongoing. 912447-0578. sjchs.org/1969.cfm. St. Mary’s Community Center and Health Center, 812 W 36th St. SCMPD ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@ savannahga.gov. WESTERN THEME DANCE TO SUPPORT CASA Dance at “Wild Bill’s Dance Hall” Benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Line Dance and 2-Step Lessons, Open Dancing, Nursery available ($8), Prizes for Best Dressed Western Hero, Pot Luck Dinner, Silent Auction and Family Fun! Tickets at door $10 per person or $20 per Family Aug. 3-25, 6:30-10 p.m. 912-6049087. dhargroves@gmail.com. facebook. com/events/2349076355317414/. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Share time and talents through the RSVP program of the Equal Opportunity Authority. Seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations. Call for information. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x123.

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families of hospitalized children. Volunteers needed to provide home-cooked meals for families at the house. Volunteer internships available for college students. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-356-5520. rmhccoastalempire.org. rmhccoastalempire. org/. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. $8 COMMUNITY GENTLE POWER YOGA 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. savannahpoweryoga.com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. $8 COMMUNITY POWER MAX 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. 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 enjoy some stillness. You will leave 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. savannahpoweryoga. com. savannahpoweryoga.com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING Lessons and tours. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. email or call for info. ongoing. 912-4843200. eastcoastpaddleboarding.com. ADULT CAKE DECORATING CLASSES: BUTTERCREAM 101 In this class participants will learn to make buttercream from scratch, properly spread their frosting, and pipe a border on a 6” cake like a pro. This class is geared towards people who’d like to learn the basics of buttercream. Participants must complete Buttercream #101 before advancing to #102. Materials and refreshments provided. This Class is held monthly (Every 1st Sat.) $50.00 Sat., Aug. 5, 5-7 p.m. 912-826-3976. rinconsweets@gmail.com. eventbrite. com/o/the-cake-mix-academy-8551975696. The Cake Mix Academy, 5936 Georgia 21. AERIAL SILK CLASSES Come fly with us and try something new this summer. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks all while suspended in the air. Increase strength and flexibility in a different way. Weekly classes held on Fridays. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. Youth Classes 4:30-5:30 Adult Classes 5:30-7:00 $20 Fri., Aug. 4, 4-7 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse. thestudio@yahoo.com. thestudiosav.net/ aerial-silk-arts.html. thestudiosav.net. The STUDIO, 2805-b Roger Lacey Dr. 36 ART, MUSIC, PIANO, VOICE COACHING

Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. BASIC SELF DEFENSE Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. TUTORING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Education majors, retired reading teachers or community residents sought to volunteer for a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students. Call for info. ongoing. 912-447-6605. sjchs. org/body.cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. BEADING CLASSSES AT EPIPHANY BEAD & JEWELRY STUDIO Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. epiphany.indiemade.com. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. BRIDGE LESSONS Competitive Bidding (BB2), Saturday, February 4 at 10AM. Defensive Signals (BB5), Monday February 6. They are 4 week classes. Intermediate and advanced workshops continue on Fridays at 10AM. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave, Sandfly. Also, games are held in the afternoon and/or evening almost every day. There is something for players at all levels. Check our website for fees and schedules of games and other classes. ongoing. 912-228-4838. bridgewebs.com/ savannahclubs. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. TUTORS SOUGHT FOR ADULT LEARNERS (GED PREP AND LITERACY NEEDS) The Adult Community & Education Program at Royce Learning Center seeks volunteer tutors to assist adult learners. Monday Thursday, 5pm-7pm. Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-11am. Classes at Royce Learning Center and at Wesley Community Center. Free tutor training. Email or call for info. ongoing. 912-354-4047. kmorgan@roycelc. org. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. CLAY CLASSES Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav..

claystudio@gmail.com. BOATING CLASSES URBAN HOPE Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. savannahaux.com. 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. urbanhopesav@aol.com. urbanhopesavannah.org. CREATIVITY COACHING Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at www.laurenl.com/creativity_ coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. 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. VOLUNTEER AT THE FORSYTH FARMERS’ MARKET The market occurs each Saturday morning at the South End of Forsyth Park, from February through December. To volunteer, see website for contact info. ongoing. forsythfarmersmarket.com. DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. FREE BEGINNER BRIDGE LESSONS Dates are August 14, 21, 28, and September 11. Games are held in the afternoon and/ or evening almost every day. There is something for players at all levels. Check our website for fees and schedules of games and other classes. 912-228-4838. www.bridgewebs.com/savannahclubs. Through Sep. 11, 7 p.m. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. GENTLE BABIES- ESSENTIAL OILS CLASS Learn about therapeutic grade essential oils and how to use the oils during pregnancy, labor, birth and in babies and children. The class is free of charge. Since this class is extensive, children are discouraged. Nurslings welcome. Seating is limited.

The “Gentle Babies Book” will be available for purchase at the class. Registration is required. Ask for Melody. FREE Tue., Aug. 8, 7-9 p.m. 912-421-8683. hakunamatataoils@ hotmail.com. Family Health and Birth Center, 1692 Chatham Parkway. HISTORICAL WRITERS GUILD OF RICHMOND HILL MONTHLY WORKSHOP In addition to the regular meetings offered on the second and fourth Monday of each month as a writing feedback group, the Historical Writers Guild of Richmond Hill will begin offering its members a writing skills workshop on the first Monday of each month. This monthly workshop will address topics such as: show versus tell, conflict, how to build your story, fiction strategy and structure, characterization, and other topics as chosen by the group. The mission of the Historical Writers Guild (HWG) of Richmond Hill is to improve members’ writing skills and to help each writer become published. first Monday of every month. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. VOLUNTEER FOR MEALS ON WHEELS There are seniors in our community who are hungry. You can make a difference by volunteering one hour a week to delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. We have routes throughout Savannah, so we can match you to an area that is convenient. Training included. Volunteers use their own vehicle. Gas stipend is optional. There are over 500 seniors on the waiting list to receive meals, and the number continues to grow. For more information, contact Lauren at Volunteer@seniorcitizens-inc.org or 912-236-0363 Mondays-Fridays, 10:45 a.m. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha.com/NRC. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE EOA Share your time and special talents with others; join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of EOA. We need your help to help others. Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations from 1 to 40 hours per week. Make your choice of where you want to serve from the many local agencies we are affiliated with. Qualifications are to be 55, want to enjoy life and have the desire to share your personal talents with others. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For


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appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. THE YOGA ROOM visit the website or call for a schedule of classes, times, and fees. ongoing. 912898-0361. thesavannahyogaroom.com. thesavannahyogaroom.com/. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr. MUSIC LESSONS--MULTIPLE INSTRUMENTS AND STYLES Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels for Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass, classical, jazz), Piano, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Voice as well as Music Theory/ Composition/ Ear Training. We teach public, private and home school students as well as adults at all experience levels. Located at 15 East Montgomery Crossroads in Office #205 near White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA. ongoing. 912388-1806. smisavannah@gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. NEW HORIZONS ADULT BAND PROGRAM Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. NOVEL WRITING Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES Photography Workshops: Beginner to Advanced level. 4-hour sessions. $250 per student. See website for complete list. 410251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography. com. chrismorrisphotography.com/learn. PIANO VOICE-COACHING Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. POWER SELF DEFENSE Get fit and develop powerful selfdefense skills. For active adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. hlamont70@yahoo.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. REIKI TREATMENT Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail request for appointment/ Fee base at revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) 912-

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The festival will include tournaments, contests of skill and design, giveaways, prizes, music, and more. FREE AND OPEN TO ALL WHO LOVE TO FIDGET SAT., AUG. 5, 1 P.M. STARLANDIASUPPLY.COM. STARLANDIA CREATIVE SUPPLY, 2438 BULL STREET. 429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE AND COACHING Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SAMBA SAVANNAH DRUMMING WORKSHOP Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with drumming instructor Andrew Hartzell. All ages. $10 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. starlandiasupply.com. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and learn a choreographed routine to today’s hottest hits. Mondays at 7:30 pm. $15 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. YOUTH AND TEEN AERIAL SILK CLASSES Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks

and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. elyse. thestudio@yahoo.com. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP Become the writer you were meant to be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based writing workshops founded and led by awardwinning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at info@myzonarosa.com. Also ask about the week-long, intensive Sixteenth Annual Zona Rosa Writing and Living Retreat,Tybee Island, July 22-29, 2017. ongoing. No physical address given, none.

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13TH COLONY SOUND (BARBERSHOP SINGING) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. ABENI CULTURAL ARTS DANCE CLASSES Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio,

8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. AVEGOST LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail.com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY MEETING Are you interested in Ham Radio? This month Coastal Amateur Radio Society will be hosting a presentation, ‘All about Baluns.’ Find out what a balun does for you. What happens if you don’t use one? And does using a balun really make a difference? We will cover examples of the different kinds of baluns, and when you might use one vs the other. Our meetings are open to the public and you do not have to be a licensed ham operator to attend. We hope you will join us. Mon., Aug. 7, 7 p.m. coastalamateurradio@ gmail.com. coastalamateurradiosociety. net. whitebluffpc@bellsouth.net. White Bluff Presbyterian Church, 10710 White Bluff Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions,

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and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. honorflightsavannah.org. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. KNITTERS, NEEDLEPOINT AND CROCHET Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. LOW COUNTRY TURNERS A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LADIES AUXILIARY Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. PHILO CAFE Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. athenapluto@yahoo.com. R.U.F.F. - RETIREES UNITED FOR THE FUTURE RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. SAFE KIDS SAVANNAH A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. SAVANNAH AUTHORS WORKSHOP If you’re a writer, and you’re serious about it, Savannah Authors Workshop is looking for you and has space for a few new members. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at 630 East Victory Drive. We have members of all standards, from multiple-published to never-tried. Have a look at our website www. savannahauthorsworkshop.com and call Christopher Scott, President, 912-272-6309. 38 ongoing. No physical address given, none.

Auditions for Armstrong Youth Orchestra

Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. INFO IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT WWW.SAVAAYO.ORG. AYO IS SPONSORED IN PART BY THE SAVANNAH FRIENDS OF MUSIC, WWW. SAVANNAHFRIENDSOFMUSIC.COM ARMSTRONG STATE UNIVERSITY, 11935 ABERCORN ST. THE SAVANNAH CHINESE CORNER The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. facebook.com/groups/ SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH COUNCIL, NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. savannahnavyleague.us. SAVANNAH GO CLUB This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

SAVANNAH GO GREEN Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. SAVANNAH KENNEL CLUB Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub.org. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH NEWCOMERS CLUB Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. savannahnewcomers.com. ongoing. SAVANNAH PARROT HEAD CLUB Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing.

savannahphc@yahoo.com. savannahphc. com. SAVANNAH TOASTMASTERS Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SAVANNAH VEGGIES AND VEGANS Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, in Savannah, Atlanta, and Hong Kong. Tours allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. Free MondaysSaturdays. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/ daily-tours. scad.edu/. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. vvasav.com. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.

CONCERTS

FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. Hosted by Clark Byron. $5 donation August’s performers are Song Bandits and Ricky Standard.. first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 912-4843936. savannahfolk.org. fpc.presbychurch. net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. KEY CHANGE CABARET PRESENTS GO YOUR OWN WAY: A TRIBUTE TO FLEETWOOD MAC Pay tribute to everyone’s favorite British American band with Cecilia Tran Arango, Christopher Blair, Natasha Drena, and Jenny Woodruff singing the greatest hits and accompanied by Kim Steiner, Bill Smith and Marc Chesanow. $25 Thu., Aug. 3, 8:30 p.m. keychangecabaret.com. westinsavannah. com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL: DEATH, BY ARIA I Before the VOICE Program Artists take their musical journey, meet & hear them all in a night of arias and songs. $35 Mon., Aug. 7, 5:30 & 8 p.m. savannahvoicefestival.org. westinsavannah.com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL: MILNES MASTER CLASS


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Legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2017 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. Free Mon., Aug. 7, 1 p.m. savannahvoicefestival.org. westinsavannah. com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL: ‘SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT’ To launch the 2017 Festival themed “Funny at Five”, your Festival Director, Maria Zouves, has built a show to introduce this season’ s gems: “The Barber of Seville” and “The Marriage of Figaro”, two classical comedies based on the Beaumarchais brilliant plays. $52 Sat., Aug. 5, 5 p.m. savannahvoicefestival.org. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St.

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1ST THURSDAYS PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING MIXER The 100 Black Men of Savannah present a mixer for all Professionals in the Greater Savannah area. This is a great event for networking as well as a chance for newcomers to the coastal empire to meet new fun and interesting people. No admission cost. Food and drinks for purchase on your own. Dress attire is business casual. Door prizes, live music. free to attend..food & drink own your own first Thursday of every month, 6-9 p.m. oglesbyh@gmail.com. 50TH REUNION OF GROVES HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ‘67 Contact Lynette Brady at lynettebrady62@ gmail.com to RSVP. Sat., Aug. 5, 6 p.m. crosswindsgolfclub.com/. Crosswinds Golf Club, 232 James B. Blackburn Dr. AUDIO TOUR OF SAVANNAH’S HISTORIC DISTRICT Take a self-guided audio tour right on your smartphone to learn about the architecture of Savannah’s Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. The tour is developed by the American Institute of Architects Savannah Chapter. Local architecture firms’ award-winning restoration projects are featured alongside contemporary residential buildings that stand in harmony in the city’s colonial-era squares. Also included in the tour are civic and government projects that introduced new architectural styles with buildings in the International and Modernist styles, from the 1970s to 1990s. To access the tour, download the free Geotourist app on the Apple iTunes and Google Play app. Free Through Sep. 5, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. info@ geotourist.om. aiasavannah.org/. Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street. CARS AND COFFEE Coffee is provided by Espresso Hill. Car owners can bring in a car and interact with other automobile enthusiasts. Visitors can bring the family to view the cars and tour the Richmond Hill History Museum. Coffee can be purchased for 25 cents with a $1 donation to the museum. first Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. COMMON GROUNDS Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist

Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. facebook.com/commongroundssavannah. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. DISCUSSION: THE JASPER OCEAN TERMINAL Dr. Thomas G. Anderson, Captain, USN, Ret. discusses a new container ship terminal being planned for the Port of Savannah. This terminal, called the Jasper Ocean Terminal, will be located near the mouth of the Savannah River and will have the capacity to serve the largest container ships in the world. When fully operational, this new terminal should put the Port of Savannah on the track to become the busiest container port on the east coast of the United States. ​ Free Thu., Aug. 3, 6 p.m. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/Drinksafter-work/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at savannahexchange.org or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. ddewitt30@yahoo.com. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. FIRST FRIDAY FIREWORKS Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. Free first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. info@riverstreetsavannah.com. riverstreetsavannah.com/event/first-fridayfireworks. Rousakis Plaza, River St. FREE FAMILY DAY: WILLIAM WEGMAN Say goodbye to the “dog days” of summer and kick off the start of the school year with a family day devoted to the art of William Wegman. Participate in gallery activities, make your own altered photos and postcards, and find out more about Savannah dogs available for adoption. Free Sat., Aug. 5, 1 p.m. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS

Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or mchandle@lucastheatre.com. ongoing. 912525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. KINGDOM BUSINESS NETWORKING ALLIANCE Our mission is to Grow, Encourage, Inspire, Ignite & Equip Christian Business owners on how to do business with a Kingdom mindset. We promote and celebrate excellence in the business arena while developing the future generations of leaders through Christian values, disciplines, honor, integrity and expression of skills. Register early before the event closes out and please share this event by inviting a guest. Free first Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. 912-257-6248. info@kbnalliance.com. kbnalliance.com/. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Savannah Airport - Pooler, 103 San Drive. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ PANTRY A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. POP-UP CREATIVE OVERNIGHT STAY Spend three days making art on Ossabaw Island, Georgia’s first Heritage Preserve. Bring your own materials to paint, sketch, write, compose music or shoot photos on this unspoiled barrier island on Georgia’s coast. Fees include two nights and three days on the island, transportation to and from Ossabaw and on the island, and five meals. $225-$450 Through Aug. 3. Ossabaw Island, 1 Cane Patch Rd. PRESENTATION ON THE RECOVERY OF THE CIVIL WAR SHIP CSS GEORGIA What ever happened to that Confederate shipwreck being excavated in the Savannah River? Learn about the latest discoveries from the final, July 2017 excavations and preview portions of the film documentary about the project. In “Dredging Up the Past: Recovery of the CSS Georgia Shipwreck” renowned underwater archaeologists Stephen James and Dr. Gordon Watts will present up-to-date details on the recovery of the Confederate ironclad, and will highlight the numerous and amazing artifacts discovered. Also enjoy a preview of portions of the soon-to-be released film documentary on the CSS Georgia project, by awardwinning filmmaker Michael Jordan. Free Wed., Aug. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-652-5777. cesas-cco@usace.army.mil. sas.usace. army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/SavannahHarbor-Expansion/CSS-Georgia/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St,.

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 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https://www. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/dailytours. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY TOURS AND TASTES Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. UNDER THE RAINBOW On Thursday nights come out to the coolest spot in Pooler for Under The Rainbow. Every week we will host a different event that will cater to those that play over, around and under the rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way.

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FIDGET SPINNER FESTIVAL The festival will include tournaments, contests of skill and design, giveaways, prizes, music, and more. Free and open to all who love to fidget Sat., Aug. 5, 1 p.m. starlandiasupply.com. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. FIRST FRIDAY IN STARLAND A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Free first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Starland District, 40th and Bull.

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organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912349-2756. AERIAL YOGA CLASSES Increase flexibility and strength using aerial yoga, a relatively new approach to a traditional yoga practice. We use a silk fabric called a ‘hammock’ to support the weight of our bodies, helping us achieve various postures with more depth, ease and excitement. Every Saturday. Class size limited. Required to register online ahead of time. $25 Saturdays, 12:30-1:45 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. com. thestudiosav.net/schedule.html. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. AIKIDO CLASSES Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, ‘O Sensei’ or (‘Great Teacher’). On a purely physical level it is an art involving throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and Kenjutsu (open hand and weapon based techniques). Beyond the self defense aspects of the art its true goal is to challenge its practitioners to discover their best selves. $50/month for JEA Members, $70/month for NonMembers, or $80/8-class punch card Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-6040958, 912-346-2650. AikiNorm@aol.com, AikidoBilly@hotmail.com. CoastalAikido. com. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. BALLET BODY TONING Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BALLROOM FIT Always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance? Don’t have a partner? Want to get in shape and have fun in the process? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you! Learn how to ballroom dance and get a great workout in the process. We use all styles of music that are modern or traditional. Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble, Foxtrot, Waltz, Hustle, and more! Check out our schedule for more details. 4 classes for $40, 10 classes for $80, UNLIMITED for $120 Sundays, 5-6 p.m., Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Wednesdays, 12:30-1 & 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:30-1 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. 40 BEACH BODY WORKOUTS WITH LAURA

MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. BEASTMODE FITNESS GROUP TRAINING Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. BEGINNING POLE FITNESS Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. BLUE WATER YOGA Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. BREEMA Join us October 3 and every first Saturday 10-12. Discover a practical and transformative approach to life and health. Receiving Breema bodywork releases deeply held tension in the body, mind and feelings. Breema is a way to practice being present. Taught by Laura Ike. Open to community. Donation jar. Call 912 658-5592 with questions. first Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. CANDLE(LIT) COMMUNITY FLOW Catherine Mulligan teaches this vinyasa flow yoga class in efforts to raise money for local charities in the Savannah community. The class is heated, candlelit, and set to upbeat music. Charities are rotating and chosen based on feedback from the students who show up. $8 Thursdays. The HUB Savannah, 4505 Habersham St. DANCE DYNAMIX Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. FIT4MOM SAVANNAH STROLLER STRIDES A group of moms that meet with strollers and workout at Savannah Mall, Daffin Park and on occasion Hull Park. Also offer HIIT Classes to other Moms who have any age children. The HIIT program is a kid free program. 1 hour long stroller based workout with kiddos. Moms- Pre and Post Natal,

and kids of stroller age. Savannah Mall (M,W,F). Daffin Park (T,Th), Hull Park (Sat) ongoing. ashleyyoungblood@fit4mom.com. savannah.fit4mom.com. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. FITNESS CLASSES AT THE JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. FREE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CLASS Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. GET EXCITED AND MOVE This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. DUDE’S DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. HIKING & BIKING AT SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. KUNG FU SCHOOL: VING TSUN Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial

classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-5150. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. MOMMY AND BABY YOGA Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. PILATES CLASSES Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. pilatessavannah.com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. PREGNANCY YOGA Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga. com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. PREGNANCY YOGA CLASSES Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. $120 - six week session Thursdays. 912-704-7650. ann@ douladeliveries.com. douladeliveries.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. QIGONG CLASSES Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 ongoing. qigongtim.com/. RENAGADE WORKOUT Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. RICHMOND HILL ROADIES RUNNING CLUB A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly


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training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. LADIES DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. SAVANNAH DISC GOLF Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. SAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. STUDIO DANCE PARTY Free lesson at 7:30 p.m. Social dancing, light refreshments, and fun. All ballroom dances, Argentine Tango, Hustle, West Coast Swing, and more. $15.00 first Saturday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 612-4706683. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com.

salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. TURBO KICK CARDIO WORKOUT Lose calories while dancing and kick-boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. ZUMBA FITNESS Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. facebook.com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St.

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1 “Just Putting It Out There” comedian Nancherla 7 Org. associated with the John Tesh song “Roundball Rock” 10 Diamond headgear 13 Mandrill relative 14 Cartman’s first name 16 Record collector’s platters 17 The economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan, to economists 19 Ecol. watchdog (we can hope) 20 Bering or Messina, for short 21 Greedy person’s mantra 23 “Glengarry Glen Ross” dramatist 25 “Hold ___ your hat!” 26 City in Utah County, Utah 27 Escapes artfully 29 Bottomless pit 30 “Tic ___ Dough” (TV game show) 31 Reason to write your name on your food, maybe 36 Uptempo song by The Cure 40 Spray can contents 41 Opp. of SSE 43 Bathroom unit 46 And others, in citations 48 Silly fool 49 Beijing skyline feature

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(2006 film) 22 Maguire who played Spidey 23 Held a session 24 Old Toyota compact model 28 Ride an updraft 29 Alamogordo experiments, for short 32 “Bed-in for Peace” activist 33 Geog. high points 34 “Ay, dios ___!” 35 Empowered 37 1945 meeting place for Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt 38 Article accompanier, often 39 It only requires one to ride 42 “Do ___ Diddy Diddy” (1964 #1 hit) 43 Cloud layers 44 Cheesy 45 Points toward 47 One small sip 49 “Ten Summoner’s Tales” singer 50 Dolphins’ habitat? 51 Exeunt ___ (Shakespearean stage direction) 52 Figure out 55 Many a charitable gp. 56 Some members of the fam 60 “Aw, hell ___!” 61 Altoids container

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ZUMBA FITNESS (R) WITH APRIL Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

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ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. ruedejeansavannah.com. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND Each week, this popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. merrin.slocombe@bethesdaacademy.org. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. info@foxyloxycafe.com. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FIRST FRIDAY OYSTER ROASTS First Friday Oyster Roasts return to The Westin Savannah Harbor for all of Savannah to enjoy. We invite everyone to take the Free Ferry from River Street or park at the hotel to enjoy this local favorite. Guests will delight in specialty cocktails, enjoy coastal cuisine like oysters, Lowcountry boil and BBQ, dance to live music on the Riverfront Esplanade and catch the best views of the sunset and fireworks! Attendees can also shop with some of Savannah’s finest local artists, right on the Savannah River! 912201-2000. westinsavannah.com/firstfriday. westinsavannah.com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. GEORGIA BORN BREWS AND BOOZE Edgar’s Proof & Provision, Savannah’s newest bourbon bar and gourmet eatery overlooking historic Liberty Street, will be celebrating the beers and spirits produced right here in Georgia. In addition to discounted drink specials, there will be food specials throughout the weekend. Edgar’s Proof and Provision, 15 E. Liberty St. 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 42 spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6

(last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday: 11-8 (last tour starts at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 298-0071. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. HAPPY HOUR 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/promotions/. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@ savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. PINTS AND PUNCHES 2 hours of reality based self defense training, by FitToFightGA.com, focusing on the basic skills needed to protect yourself in today’s highly charged environment. Whether you’ve never thrown a punch or feel like you can “hold your own,” this training will add something useful to your defensive skill set. Afterwards, we’ll all wind down with some of Savannah’s best local brew and a tour of Service Brewing. $39 fittofightgeorgia@gmail.com. mkt.com/fitto-fight-ga/. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. 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. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave. WINE SAMPLING Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St. WING AND WHISKEY WEDNESDAY Join us Wednesday for $1 Wings, $3 and $5 Whiskey tiers. $1-$10 912.657.6856. Kitchen

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BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. speechandhearingsav.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. NAMI EDUCATION Second Tuesday of every month NAMI Savannah presents professionals from the community sharing current topics of interest and resources. FREE second Tuesday

of every month, 6-8 p.m. 912-353-7143. namisavannah.org. The Reed House, 1144 Cornell Street. PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. THE SAVANNAH 7-DAY DIABETES REPAIR If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. SPAP/NMA $4,000,000 GOLF TOURNAMENT Sponsored by Ghost Coast Distillery With help from Alphamedia, Southbound National Movement Alliance is pleased to announce that the proceeds from this year’s tournament will be used to establish the NMA Minority Outreach Awareness Program. Join NMA, Savannah Parkinson’s Awareness Program, Ghost Coast Distillery, ReWind 107.9, BOB 106.9, Rachael’s 1190, and a host of sponsors and participants at the Annual $4,000,000 Shoot-Out on Aug 4th. Lunch at 11 am, Shotgun at 12:30. Lots of prizes, lots of swag, great food and drinks, and support for a great area cause $100/person; $400 per team Fri., Aug. 4, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 912-341-6953 ex 102. sarah@nationalmovementalliance.org. wesupportmovementdisorders.org/spsgnma-annual-golf-tournament. Bacon Park Golf Course, 1 Shorty Cooper Dr.

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KIDS NIGHT OUT! Join us for our monthly kids’ dance party. Hip hop, ballroom, games, crafts, movie & popcorn. $15.00 first Friday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. READY SET GO BACK TO SCHOOL Get ready to go back to school with supply giveaways, a health fair, dental screenings, after school programs, school bus and lunch information, entertainment, and more. Free and open to the public Sat., Aug. 5, 9 a.m. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SCHOOL YEAR HOURS SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be


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Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. TODDLER TIME Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. TODDLER TUESDAYS AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

LGBT

FIRST CITY NETWORK Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. GAY AA MEETING True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. GVNT HAVS GVNT HAVS is a free monthly drag show that houses the unique antics of the House of Gunt, a Savannah based free-form drag collective whose mission is to connect the trashy with the flashy, the kitschy with the classy, and the people of Savannah with a breath of fresh, queer air. Free first Thursday of every month, 10 p.m. houseofgunt@ gmail.com. Chuck’s Bar, 305 W. River St. SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. info@savannahpride.com. savannahpride.com. STAND OUT YOUTH A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street.

WHAT MAKES A FAMILY A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.

NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

COFFEE WITH A RANGER Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. DOLPHIN PROJECT Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. FIRST SATURDAY HIKE This moderately-paced, 3-mile hike will include a talk about the different ecosystems of the park. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellant. Parking pass is $5. $2 first Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. 912-727-2339. gastateparks.org/ FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. 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 first Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. GREENDRINKS SAVANNAH A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. Check the “GreenDrinks Savannah” facebook page. Free to attend. Cash bar. second Tuesday of every month, 5 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 1821 East Victory Drive. OVERNIGHT TURTLE TRIP During your time on Ossabaw Island, you may experience a variety of sea turtle monitoring techniques and learn more about sea turtles. Aug. 4-6. Ossabaw Island, 1 Cane Patch Rd. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.

Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.

Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. chathamsheriff.org. humanesocietysav.org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. ST. ALMO’S Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-3336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.

PETS & ANIMALS

RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL

LOW COST PET CLINIC TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin. com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. OPERATION NEW HOPE Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at www.humansocietvsav.org, and www. chathamsheriff.org. Operation New

BAND OF SISTERS PRAYER GROUP All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia. BUDDHIST MEDITATION Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. savannahzencenter.com. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CATHOLIC SINGLES A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service.

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Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ diosav.org. diosav.org/familylife-singles. COVINGTON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Registration is August 21. For further information, contact Pastor Johnny Bowen at 912-663-3753. Through Aug. 21, 5 p.m. The Crossroad Baptist Church, 8510 Middleground Rd. GRATITUDE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARES Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. facebook.com/ savannahgratitude. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St.

GUIDED SILENT PRAYER Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. JESUS YESHUA Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee @yahoo.com or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. MARITIME BETHEL “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976.

The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A NEW CHURCH IN THE CITY, FOR THE CITY Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. revwasson@gmail.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

In my astrological opinion, your life in the coming days should draw inspiration from the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia, a six-day bout of revelry that encouraged everyone to indulge in pleasure, speak freely, and give gifts. Your imminent future could (and I believe should) also have resemblances to the yearly Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena, which features a farcical cavalcade of lunatics, like the Shopping Cart Drill Team, The Radioactive Chicken Heads, the Army of Toy Soldiers, and the Men of Leisure Synchronized Nap Team. In other words, Aries, it’s an excellent time to set aside your dignity and put an emphasis on having uninhibited fun; to amuse yourself to the max as you experiment on the frontiers of self-expression; to be the person you would be if you had nothing to lose.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

It’s time to Reinvent the Wheel and Rediscover Fire, Taurus. In my astrological opinion, you’ll be wasting your time unless you return to the root of all your Big Questions. Every important task will mandate you to consult your heart’s primal intelligence. So don’t mess around with trivial pleasures or transitory frustrations that won’t mean anything to you a year from now. Be a mature wild child in service to the core of your creative powers.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

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Writing in *The Futurist* magazine, Christopher Wolf says that the tradition of eating three hearty meals per day is fading and will eventually disappear. “Grazing” will be the operative term for how we get our fill, similar to the method used by cavemen and cavewomen. The first snack after we awaken, Wolf suggests, might be called “daystart.” The ensuing four could be dubbed “pulsebreak,” “humpmunch,” “holdmeal” and “evesnack.” In light of your current astrological omens, Gemini, I endorse a comparable approach to everything you do: not a few big doses, but rather frequent smaller doses; not intense cramming but casual browsing; not sprawling heroic epics but a series of amusing short stories.

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The RIKEN Institute in Japan experiments with using ion beams to enhance plant growth. In one notable case, they created a new breed of cherry tree that blossoms four times a year and produces triple the amount of flowers. The blooms last longer, too, and the trees thrive under a wider span of temperatures. In the next eleven months, Cancerian, you won’t need to be flooded with ion beams to experience a similar phenomenon. I expect that your power to bloom and flourish will be far stronger than usual.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Leo actor Robert DeNiro once observed that most people devote more energy to concealing their emotions and longings than to revealing them. Is that true about you? If so, the coming weeks will be a favorable time to hide less of yourself and express more. There’ll be relatively little hell to pay as a result, and you’ll get a boost of vitality. Don’t go overboard, though. I’m not suggesting that you unveil every last one of your feelings and yearnings to everyone -- just to those you trust. Most importantly, I hope you will unveil all your feelings and yearnings to yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

It has almost become a tradition: Each year at about this time, you seem to enjoy scaring the hell out of yourself, and often the heaven, too. These self-inflicted shocks have often had a beneficial side effect. They have served as rousing prompts for you to re-imagine the future. They have motivated and mobilized you. So yes, there has been an apparent method in your madness -- an upside to the uproar. What should we expect this time, my dear? A field trip to a crack house or a meth lab? Some fun and games in a pit of snakes? An excursion to the land of bad memories? I suggest something less melodramatic. How about, for example, a frolic with unruly allies in a future paradise that’s still a bit unorganized?

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Before grapes become wine, they have to be cleaned. Then crushed. Then macerated and pressed. The next phase is fermentation, followed by filtering. The aging process, which brings the grapes’ transformation to completion, requires more time then the other steps. At the end, there’s one more stage: putting the wine in bottles. I’d like to compare the grapes’ evolution to the story of your life since your last birthday. You are nearing the end of the aging phase. When that’s finished, I hope you put great care into the bottling. It’s as important as the other steps.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Are you gearing up to promote yourself and your services? In my astrological opinion, you should be. If so, you could put the following testimonial from me in your résumé or advertisement: “[place your name here] is a poised overseer of nerve-wracking transitions and a canny scout who is skilled at tracking down scarce resources. He/she can help you acquire the information and enhancements you don’t quite have the power to get by yourself. When conditions are murky or perplexing, this plucky soul is enterprising and inventive.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Street. PSYCHIC MEDIUM YOUR PAL, ERIN Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin.com for more information or contact psychicyourpalerin@gmail.com today. ongoing. Online only, none. READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR

Your eyes are more powerful than you realize. If you were

standing on a mountaintop under a cloudless night sky with no moon, you could see a fire burning 50 miles away. Your imagination is also capable of feats that might surprise you. It can, for example, provide you with an expansive and objective view of your entire life history. I advise you to seek that boost now. Ask your imagination to give you a prolonged look at the big picture of where you have been and where you are going. I think it’s essential to your discovery of the key to the next chapter of your life story.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Love is your gritty but sacred duty. It’s your prickly prod and your expansive riddle, your curious joy and your demanding teacher. I’m talking about the whole gamut, Capricorn -- from messy personal romantic love to lucid unconditional spiritual love; from asking smartly for what you desire to gratefully giving more than you thought you had. Can you handle this much sweet, dark mystery? Can you grow your intimacy skills fast enough to keep up with the interesting challenges? I think you can.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

There’s an eclipse of the moon coming up in the sign of Aquarius. Will it bring bad luck or good luck? Ha! That’s a trick question. I threw it in to see if you have been learning anything from my efforts to redeem astrology’s reputation. Although some misinformed people regard my chosen field as a superstitious pseudo-science, I say it’s an imaginative art form that helps us identify and transform our subconscious patterns. So the wise answer to my earlier question is that the imminent lunar eclipse is neither bad luck nor good luck. Rather, it tells you that have more power than usual to: 1. tame and manage the disruptive and destructive aspects of your instinctual nature; 2. make progress in dissolving your old conditioning; 3. become more skilled at mothering yourself.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

August is Good Hard Labor Month for you Pisceans. It’s one of those rare times when a smart version of workaholic behavior might actually make sense. Why? First of all, it could ultimately lead to a pay raise or new perks. Secondly, it may bring to light certain truths about your job that you’ve been unconscious of. Third, it could awaken you to the fact that you haven’t been trying as hard as you could to fulfill one of your long-term dreams; it might expand your capacity to devote yourself passionately to the epic tasks that matter most. For your homework, please meditate on this thought: Summoning your peak effort in the little things will mobilize your peak effort for the Big Thing.


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A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. savannahquakers@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. TAPESTRY CHURCH A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

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“SPIDER-MAN”: HOMECOMING The perfect grand finale to our summer of Family Friendly Movies, the new SpiderMan: Homecoming is clever, fun and true to the Spider-Man spirit, according to all the positive reviews, which agree that this take on everyone’s favorite web-slinger is thoroughly entertaining. It’s a fun, tweenfriendly adventure with one of Marvel’s most enduringly popular characters. Starring an actual teen, Tom Holland, as the super-hero

high-schooler Peter Parker, the story takes young Spidey home after his experience with the Avengers, and now under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark. $7 Adults, $5 children 12 and under Wed., Aug. 2, 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. and Thu., Aug. 3, 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater. org. tybeeposttheater.org. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. FILM: LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING The Lucas Theatre is proud to present the Celebrate the Trilogy series. $8 Fri., Aug. 4, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FILM: LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS The Lucas Theatre is proud to present the Celebrate the Trilogy series. $8 Sat., Aug. 5, 2 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FILM: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO GEORGE ROMERO George Romero was a talented filmmaker, social satirist, and creator and director of “Night of the Living Dead.” To pay tribute to his memory, the Psychotronic Film Society will show one of his best, yet most overlooked feature films. $9 Wed., Aug. 2, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. FILM: THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE The Lucas Theatre is proud to present the Disney Summer Classics series. Come see these timeless classics all summer long. $8 Sun., Aug. 6, 3 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING The Lucas Theatre is proud to present the Celebrate the Trilogy series. $8 Sat., Aug. 5, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

SPORTS & GAMES

ADULT AND JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. ADULT COED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. BEARS ELITE FOOTBALL Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge.

Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SATURDAY GROUP RUN OR WALK Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live.com. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. SAV. STRIDER WEEKLY GROUP RUN OR WALK DOWNTOWN Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. savystrider.com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. SAVANNAH BANANAS Vs. the Asheboro Copperheads. $9 Thu., Aug. 3, 7:05 p.m. 912-712-2482. thesavannahbananas.com. Vs. the Florence Red Wolves. $9 Sat., Aug. 5, 7:05 p.m. 912-712-2482. thesavannahbananas.com. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. SAVANNAH BIKE POLO Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo. 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. savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. USMNT (SOCCER) AMERICAN OUTLAWS CHAPTER USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912-398-4014. savannahflipflop.com. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.

SUPPORT GROUPS

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS 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 alanon.org for daily meeting schedule. ongoing. savannahalanon.com. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER AND FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and

dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. BACK PAIN SUPPORT GROUP Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS GROUP Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc. presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. CAREGIVER’S COFFEE Caregiver’s Coffee, an informal support group for caregivers of cancer patients, meets on the second and third Wednesday of every month in the lobby of the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP), located on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. For more information, call 912-819-5704. second Tuesday of every month. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. CHILDREN’S GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. CONNECT FOR KIDS CONTINUES ON P. 46

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This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. DEBTORS ANONYMOUS For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo. com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. GAMBLING PROBLEM 12 STEP PROGRAM Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730. GEORGIA SCLERODERMA SUPPORT GROUP A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912-414-3827. 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.

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ongoing. 912-303-9442. HospiceSavannah. org/GriefSupport. HEAD AND NECK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING This group is open to individuals with cancers of the head and neck area and their caregivers. At the meetings, we have a brief discussion from experts in the treatment of head and neck cancer and allow time for group discussion. For more information, please call Suzy Buelvas at 912-350-7845. Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. 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. amkw21@gmail.com. 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 Currin-McCulloch at 912-3507845. 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. 912-3507845. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-238-5925. NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS NAMI Savannah is offering their monthly Mental Health Education meetings on the second Tuesday of every month from 6-8 PM at The Reed Clubhouse on 1141 Cornell Drive, Savannah. Connections Group which is for anyone with a Mental Health diagnosis is offered weekly on Tuesday nights from 6-8 PM at The Trinity Lutheran Church at 12391 Mercy Blvd, Savannah. Family Support Group is offered on the last Monday of the month at The Reed Clubhouse on 1144 Cornell Drive, Savannah from 6-8 PM. Please call for any further information. NAMI Savannah phone number is 912-3537143 second Tuesday of every month, 6-8 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. 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 912358-7150. ongoing. oa.org/meetings.

PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH IEP’S (INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLANS) For parents of children attending ChathamSavannah Public School System who have IEP plans, to offer mutual support through the challenges of the IEP process. Email for info. ongoing. amkw210@gmail.com. PARENTS OF ILL CHILDREN Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Case manager facilitates the meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info ongoing. 912350-5616. memorialhealth.com/backus. memorialhealth.com/backus. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Ave. PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds Street. Featuring medical and therapeutic guest speakers, join us for discussion, support, and new community activities. For more information, call Fran McCarey at 912-819-2224. ongoing. 912355-6347. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: MAN TO MAN This group is for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Meets in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. 912-897-3933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. PRYME MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP The Pryme Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital at 6 p.m. This group provides an opportunity for people with MS and their family and friends to get together to share information, develop coping strategies, receive support and become involved in community activities. For more information, please call Fran McCarey at 819-2224. second Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. RAPE CRISIS CENTER Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912-233-7273. 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. first Monday of every month, 4-5 p.m. 912-231-0123 ext. 1410. Chatham Care Center, 107 Fahm St. REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SUPPORT GROUP Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/ caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. ongoing. 912-858-2335. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St.

SBC TOASTMASTERS Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to the art of public speaking. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, members learn to speak more precisely and confidently via prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and constructive evaluations. It’s fun, informative, and a great way to network with area professionals. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. 912663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS If you believe you have a problem with sex addiction (or are wondering if you might) and you want to change your behavior, we recommend that you attend a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous. The only requirement is a desire to stop your addictive sexual behavior. Meets Mondays at 7 pm. Call for venue information. ongoing. 731-412-0183. saa-recovery.org. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SPINAL INJURY SUPPORT GROUP Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-3508900. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SPOUSE/LIFE PARTNER SUPPORT GROUP Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP 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, 912-6291089. 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. 912-819-5704. 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. parkplaceyes.org. YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION Young breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and Coastal Georgia area are invited to join this group. Meetings include presentations from local medical community and discussions. Meetings conducted in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. 912-897-3933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.


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