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We take STEM education seriously, but that doesn’t mean our campers can’t have a lot of fun! STEAM is just STEM with an ‘A’ for art, because we make our campers use both sides of their brains. Rising 4th-9th grade students. Monday-Friday / 9AM - 4PM. Early drop-off. Late pick-up. Two-week sessions all summer: May 21 August 10. Two locations: The Guild Hall (Downtown) and St. Andrew’s School (Wilmington Island).
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WEDNESDAY 4.18 Film: How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman
Earth Day Festival
It doesn’t get more rare and obscure than this bizarre and unforgettable South American dark comedy. Brought to you by the Psychotronic Film Society. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8
This year marks the first year the festival is produced by the Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition (SCSC) with the support of the City of Savannah and other sponsors. Featuring exhibitions, a tree walk, workshops, and more. 11 a.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.
GreenDrinks Savannah is a social networking group initiated by local non-profits and businesses to engage community members in an informal setting. 5:30 p.m. Atlantic, 102 E. Victory Dr. Free to attend. Cash bar.
Savannah Race for the Cure SAT 4.21
The 10th annual Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure raises funds for local programs and research to save lives. Registrants who donate or fundraise $100 or more will receive a special 10th Anniversary Commemorative Pin on Race Day. Register and donate at www. komencoastalgeorgia.org/race. 7 a.m. Ellis Square $35-$100 firstname.lastname@example.org. komencoastalgeorgia.org/race
THURSDAY 4.19 Boxed In/Break Out Artist Talk
Ron Longsdorf will discuss his exhibition A Sense of Home, a site-specific installation in the Jepson Center’s Barnard Street windows. 6 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.
Coastal Jazz Jitterbug Kick-Off Event
Attendees will enjoy a great mini-concert, learn about Savannah’s jazz history and genres, play jazz trivia for great prizes, and enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers. 5:30 p.m. The Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Free 912-657-3501
Film: My Neighbor Totoro
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Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15
This acclaimed animated tale by director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli follows schoolgirl Satsuke and her younger sister, Mei. 8 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. $8
Film: The African Queen
The Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn classic remains thrilling, funny and effortlessly absorbing. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $10 912-472-4790. email@example.com
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Going Bananas! How Fans First Entertainment Saved Baseball in Savannah
Learn how marketing, social media, hilarious videos, human resources strategies, and a crazy dancing first base coach have taken a brand from skepticism to selling out and making national news. Savannah Bananas president Jared Orton will be the speaker. y8 a.m. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle.
The Odd Lot Odd Time Radio Hour
A throw back to the days when families gathered around the radio to listen to thrilling tales. All recorded for broadcast on WRUU 107.5. 8 p.m. The Loft on Liberty, 215 W. Liberty St. $10
South Islands Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market The South Islands Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market offers a variety of vendors, from vegetables to fine art. 3 p.m. Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave.
SATURDAY 4.21 A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival
This hands-on, family-friendly celebration of live art, music, and food truck cuisine includes a robust lineup of musical guests. 12-10 p.m. Indian Street $25 A-TownGetDown.com
Salsa lesson from 7-8 PM taught by Omar Rodriguez. Social dancing from 8-10 PM. Refreshments appreciated. 7 p.m. USA Dance Chapter#6069, 301 HWY 80. Members $10, non $15 single $25 couple. usadancesavannah.com
Early Bird’s Preservation Walking Tour of the Landmark Historic District’s East Side
Take an early morning walk through one of the oldest and most varied neighborhoods to learn how historic preservation has revitalized downtown Savannah. 8 a.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $21 plus tax
What in the Well is Going On with Our Water? Earth Day Festival
FRIDAY 4.20 Banff Mountain Film Festival
Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, the World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15
Featuring exhibitions, a tree walk, workshops, and more. 11 a.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.
Film: Sweet Country
This Aborigine-produced and directed Australian western is presented by CinemaSavannah. 4 & 6:30 p.m. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 West Henry. $8, cash only
Forsyth Farmers Market
Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park
Ying Yang Twins
Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans
The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band. 8 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 East Hwy. 80. $23 From the window to the wall. 9 p.m. Club Elan, 301 Williamson St. $10
Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public
An improv comedy show in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” 8 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W Liberty $10
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Forever Tybee, a non-partisan community organization, hosts a potluck dinner and program featuring panelists Dr. Clark Alexander, Deatre Denion, Kevin Clark, and Mayor Jason Buelterman. 6:30 p.m. Old Tybee School (Cafeteria), 204 Fifth Street.
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Reptile and Amphibian Festival
Meet reptiles and amphibians, play games, make crafts, get face paintings, and do archery with a park ranger. 10 a.m. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking pass
Savannah Blues Festival
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Featuring Sir Charles Jones, Tucka, Latimore, Pokey Bear, Clarence Carter and Theodis Ealey. 7 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.
Savannah Derby Devils Roller Derby
Watch the Savannah Derby Devils and the Hostess City Hellions take roller derby teams from across the area. 5 & 7 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.
Savannah Philharmonic: All You Need Is Love
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Celebrate Earth Day with a paddle through the marsh. 9 a.m. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. $20
Theatre: Senior Moments
This talented troupe takes decades of dance and meld them into a two-hour fun-filled show. 3 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $15 adults, $10 children
MONDAY 4.23 Odd Lot Improv: Monday Night Madness
Built around a series of improv games, the show relies on audience suggestions. 7:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty, 215 W. Liberty St. $5
Join the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus for an evening of love songs to stir the soul and fill the heart with joy. 7:30 p.m. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern $25 savannahphilharmonic.org
Savannah Spoken Word Festival
Savannah Race for the Cure
The 10th annual Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure raises funds for local programs and research to save lives. 7 a.m. Ellis Square $35-$100
Sorry Not Sorry Improv: Saved by the Bell
kids (4-12)-$2 adults-$12 family-$25
Earth Day Paddle Trip
Get ready for a night of improv comedy inspired by Zach, Lisa, Screech, Kelly, A.C. and Jessie. 8 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. $10
7 days jam packed with open mics, poetry slams, artist showcases and more. For more information, visit the Facebook page. April 23-29 Various locations
National Theatre Live: Hamlet (Encore)
Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15
Sir Mix-A-Lot comes to the Stage on Bay. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $25
Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market
Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey
Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: Giselle
Film: Intrepidos Punks
Locally grown produce, baked goods, and a variety of artisan creations. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Free
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15
A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.
Violent, weird and visually compelling, this punk rock biker flick from South of the Border is a cult gem that should appeal to fans of low budget exploitation flicks. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $7
NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE
BY JIM MOREKIS
AT LAST WEEK’S City Council meeting, the most telling exchange was one that got almost no attention. Longtime local businessman Milin Patel was there for a hearing about transferring liquor licenses for two of his Quick Stop stores in working class neighborhoods. Patel ran into problems when City Council pointed out that he had too much advertising on his store windows. More than ten percent coverage of your window is a code violation, because it blocks visibility into the store. Alderman Van Johnson told Patel – and this is a direct quote – that his store “looks like the ‘Hood.”
Building, which they are renovating into a boutique hotel. (The developers claim to be “unaware” of what happened to the building’s original circa 1915 historic wooden-frame windows, which I believe in this case to be a euphemism for “We already sold them to someone else.”) The proposed change would apply to all buildings five stories and over in the Landmark District – and only those buildings — and would overrule local ordinance in favor of generally less-strict federal standards. As is usually the case, the real nuggets of wisdom come not from pundits like myself or from politicians, but from regular citizens who choose to speak out about issues close to their hearts. Addressing Council, citizen Ken Zapp eloquently summed up the proposal’s basic unfairness:
I’ve been taken aback by the ferocity of the City and tourism industry’s PR pushback on the study. I’m not even sure I’ve seen murders and violent crime provoke this much political unrest at the top. The City has issued defensive press releases insisting that the NPS has no intention of downgrading the District’s status, as the study recommends. They’re probably right. But how would they know either way? That’s up to the federal government, not City Hall. City Manager Rob Hernandez penned an indignant op-ed in the daily paper lauding the City’s and SCAD’s preservation track record, and seeming to mock widespread local concern about the new study. While nothing Hernandez wrote was inaccurate, his op-ed missed the point: It’s precisely because of our good track record in the past that the new NPS study is so disturbing to so many people.
Just a few minutes later, City Council took the complete opposite attitude toward windows, as they seemed to bend over backwards to benefit a large developer. Johnson lectured Patel that, “these businesses are in neighborhoods, so they should add to the character of the neighborhoods.” When Patel quite reasonably suggested that it would have been nice if someone had told him this before the hearing, Johnson admonished him: “There’s a responsibility that you understand what’s going on with the property that you own… we have to make sure we’re abiding by the rules.” So to recap, a local small businessman was told that: A) His windows didn’t meet existing code; B) His business had features out of keeping with neighborhood aesthetics; C) He shouldn’t be in business unless he is willing to abide by already-existing local regulations. Some of you already see where I’m going with this. Just a few minutes later in the same meeting, City Council took the complete opposite attitude toward windows, as they seemed to bend over backwards to benefit a large developer who also ran afoul of items A, B, and C listed above. The background: 7 Drayton Hotel wants the Historic District Zoning Ordinance changed to allow them to put double-pane aluminum-clad windows in the American
“When a person or company buys property in the Historic District, that buyer is responsible for understanding the existing codes, regulations, and requirements” in the District, he said, in an echo of the argument Council had just finished using against a different business. “I don’t think it’s our job to sacrifice some of our standards here” to increase profits for a developer, Zapp said. “Let’s look at the Landmark District — is there any dearth of renovation and building going on?” Zapp asked. “This regulation is not deterring economic development or business, therefore there is no objective reason to eliminate or amend the existing regulation.” David Altschiller told Council that “Savannah will not suddenly become a city that was once great. It will lose its greatness little by little… compromise by compromise, window by window.” If Council allows the hotel to change current regulations, he said, “A historic building will have lost its integrity, and we will have lost a piece of ours.” What made last week’s fireworks especially bizarre was that all this took place in the wake of a recent study commissioned by the National Park Service (NPS) recommending that Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District be placed on the “Threatened” list.
A small show of empathy for the many citizens clearly concerned about the way things are trending might have been a better use of the City Manager’s time and of the daily paper’s newsprint. Most alarming is the City and tourism industry’s tactic of directly attacking the study itself as bogus or somehow tainted. It is indeed a third-party study, but it was definitely commissioned by the National Park Service. Attacking the study seems dangerously close to an ill-advised attack on the NPS itself. While the City Manager and tourism leaders might want you to think the study is illegitimate, the National Park Service is clearly comfortable putting its name on the study. The NPS itself described it recently as “the most extensive study we have conducted since the district received federal designation in 1966.” In any case, Mayor DeLoach wisely pushed the vote on the windows down the road two weeks, to give the Downtown Neighborhood Association a chance to meet further with the hotel developer. NPS will hold local public meetings next month about their new Landmark District assessment. They happen May 10 from 1- 3 p.m. and May 11 from 5- 7 p.m. at the Metropolitan Planning Commission, Mendonsa Hearing Room, 112 E State St. CS
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Poverty Simulation, Part Two: What’s fair? BY PAT LONGSTRETH
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Editor’s Note: Connect contributor Pat Longstreth participated in the most recent Poverty Simulation, a frequent event organized by Step Up Savannah for over a decade. He was inspired to file a three-part special report on his experiences. Here is Part Two.
IN PART ONE of the simulation, I stumbled more than a few times playing the role of my assigned character, Rita Rodgers, a 20-year old new mother who lives with her Dad and brother. My family ran out of transportation passes (required with every transaction), I failed an exam at “College,” and my 1-year old, Ryan, and brother, Roland, were picked up by child services because I left them home alone. I was determined to turn things around and get started at my part-time job. But first, I had to drop off Ryan at childcare, which required either a voucher or $85 per week, which I couldn’t afford. I headed back to Social Services to see if my application for a voucher had been approved. The woman in charge at Social Services was sitting there gazing around the room and appeared not busy. In haste, I approached her directly. “Hey, can I get my voucher now?” I demanded. “I’m sorry, Ma’am, but you’ll need to wait in line and see my secretary first,” she responded with a smile. I looked over and saw a line of people and the “Secretary” staring at me. I apologized profusely and then waited patiently while reflecting on my rude behavior. What had happened to my usual respectful demeanor with customer service people? How had the demands of this game turned me into a frenzied boor? When I got to the front of the line the Secretary collected my “transpo pass” and I suddenly realized I was about to run out of them once again. In order to drop off Ryan at childcare and then get to work, I would need at least two more passes. As the Secretary handed a childcare voucher into my right hand, I used a magician’s sleight to grab a transpo pass off the table with my left hand. It was a desperate
Top: It’s alarmingly easy to find yourself evicted in the simulation. Bottom: Participants learn to be resourceful and share responsibilities.
snap decision that I justified for the greater good of my family. “We see criminal activity almost every time,” said Kate Blair, Director of Development and Communications at Step Up Savannah. “In our corporate events, I’ve seen CEOs turn to crime very early in the simulation.” When you sense the game is rigged, cheating becomes the only path to success. With a few minutes left in the week, I finally arrived at my part-time job at the Food Super Center. My boss reviewed my paperwork and informed me that the pay was $50 per week. “Now go back there and stock some cans or whatever,” he said. There were no actual cans to stock (or any physical work) so I stood behind the table and observed. Across the room I could see “Dad” and other people joking around at the General Employer. They were getting paid a lot more than
me for their skilled labor. Working there required forklift certification, an associate’s degree, or specialized training. Jealousy turned to hopelessness as I did the math in my head and realized my paycheck wouldn’t contribute enough to our rent. We would probably get evicted like some of the other families whose chairs had been turned upside down. After the simulation, Step Up Savannah lead a group discussion about possible solutions for real-life poverty. One woman remarked, “employers shouldn’t just pay people the minimum they can get away with. They should try as hard as possible to pay their employees a living wage.” Blair noted that for a single adult with two children in Savannah, the living wage is $28 per hour. CS Tune in next week for part 3 of 3, where Rita gets a gun.
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EARTH DAY has been celebrated in Savannah for decades. But this year is really the first time it’s been organized and run by a nonprofit organization dedicated to putting it on. The Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition (SCSC) debut their inaugural Earth Day this Saturday in Forsyth Park, with a wide variety of events, free and open to the public as always. The City of Savannah itself founded the local Earth Day celebration and ran it for many years, and they’re still the major sponsor. But this year’s launch by SCSC marks the beginning of a new chapter for the local event. Joanne Morton is SCSC’s Director of Sustainable Events, and she spoke to us about the group’s efforts and new outlook. “One thing we talked about in 2017 was that we should start a nonprofit specifically to run Earth Day in Savannah. The festival shouldn’t be privately run. We wanted more of a community engagement event, with an organization that could promote and organize the Earth Day Festival year-round,” Morton says. The partners and directors of SCSC comprise an impressively diverse group who are very active at the grassroots level. For example, Cynthia Hopson, vice president of the Edgemere-Sackville Neighborhood Association, is SCSC’s Director of Sustainable Neighborhoods and also active
with the Savannah Shines project. Board member George Seaborough works with Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy and is president of the Twickenham Neighborhood Association; board member Rob Hessler is co-chair of the Parkside Neighborhood Association and is a local artist. Two SCSC partners are under 30, Matthew Grady and Elizabeth Rhaney. None of this is an accident, Morton says. “If we’re going to be talking about sustainability, we have to get to know each other – we have to make sure all communities are represented,” Morton says. “We have a broad spectrum of different communities involved. We’re not just focused on hugging the trees.” Morton says the group expressly avoids any overt political message, but at some point one has to talk about issues in a rational way. “If you really want a sustainable community you have to eventually bring in economics, education and social justice,” she says. “Without working with all of them, it may not matter if you have a clean park. We have to heal the people before we heal the earth.” While of course political candidates can come to the event as they please, Morton says, “I don’t think anything about sustainability or the environment should be political anymore. We have to change the way we talk about these issues – there shouldn’t be anything political about our future or our health.”
PHOTOS COURTESY OF SAVANNAH CHATHAM SUSTAINABILITY COALITION
That idea fits perfectly into one of Morton’s other labors of love, her Magic Passion Love Manifesting Mobile vision board. Sort of a moving art exhibit, Morton started that project nearly ten years ago in an effort to raise awareness of the connected vision all humans share. “We have to bridge the gaps and keep talking to people. Of course that goes hand in hand with what I’ve been trying to do with the Manifesting Mobile display – the idea that we’re all more alike than not alike,” she says. A wide range of community groups will host talks, displays, and presentations. One of the most interesting is Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, a business which helps small organizations recycle and reduce their footprint and get tax deductions. “We are an eco-friendly junk removal company. Our main goal is to keep debris out of the landfill,” says Junkluggers’ Trevor Hess. “We have 130 or so partners we work with. We focus at the micro level. Instead of working with a really large organization, we might work with a nonprofit that’s had the same chairs for 30 years,” he says. At this year’s Earth Day, Hess says,
“We’ll be doing e-waste collection – things like computers and TVs, including TVs with the old CRTs. These are mostly recyclable components, for example the gold and silver in the parts can be extracted.” Hess and Junkluggers will also give a presentation on the “Three Rs”: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse. “Recycling and reusing are pretty easy. People have more difficulty with reducing. That’s something we really try to work with people on,” says Hess. Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools are participating in Earth Day this year as always, with an appearance by the Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s OWLS program. Owned and operated by the school district, Oatland Island is a mostly outdoor educational campus with an impressive array of wildlife and a great trail system. “The OWLS program is new, this is our first year,” says Elize Zador, a teacher who works at Oatland Island. “The students range from grades 7-12. It’s for students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of what we do at Oatland Island. Their activities can range from from guest services to gardening.”
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OWLS members can also run the “discovery cart” on the trails at Oatland Island, an activity Zador compares to a docent at a museum. This year, the OWLS are participating in the Savannah Earth Day celebration as part of their “environmental action project.”
Zador says the focus this year lines up with the larger Earth Day goals of reducing plastics, especially single-use plastics. They will also be doing three talks throughout the day, with an “animal encounter.” The theme for the ‘big’ Earth Day is to end plastic pollution.
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“Locally, we’ll be focusing on zero waste. Especially with regards to single-use plastic,” says SCSC’s Morton. “The other thing is to get rid of Styrofoam — that’s just embarrassing. If we’re bringing in all these international tourists it’s just embarrassing for people to still see us using Styrofoam,” she says. “There are solutions now! And the great thing is, the more restaurants and bars that participate and buy compostable cups, the cost will go down. There are other ways to keep your 59 oz Coke cold!” she laughs. CS
SAVANNAH EARTH DAY FESTIVAL Sat. April 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in Forsyth Park
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE TENT ONE – Energy & Recycling
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11 am – Energy Efficiency with GA Power Noon – Waste to Wealth: How to Use the Three R’s (Reducing, Reusing and Recycling) to Your Advantage; Presented by Trevor Hess of Junkluggers of Coastal Empire 1 pm – City Recycling, Presented by Gene Prevett of the City of Savannah 2 pm – Summer Heat is almost here! Presented by Bryant Dunn of McCalls HVAC .
TENT TWO – Bees, Snakes, Mermaids and Trash Monsters!
11 am – Protect our Pollinators, Presented by Laura Liu of Coastal Empire Beekeeping Association Noon – Dispelling the Fear of Snakes! Presented by Oatland Island Wildlife Center 1 pm – Miraculous Miranda the
Mermaid, Presented by Talisa White of Miss Southeast Earth United States/ Eco Ambassadors 2 pm – Trash Monsters, Presented by Krystal Skolosis of The Revival Society
TENT THREE – Gardening
11 am – Basic DIY Mushroom Cultivation and Composting, Presented by Robert Kiser of C-Port Mushrooms Noon – Grow Your Own Food Year Round with Hydroponics, Presented by Andrew Morris of Savannah Hydroponics & Organics 1 pm – Permaculture Gardening 101, Presented by Victory Gardens 2 pm – Breaking down the pallets, Presented by Stephen Langford of E. 34 Greenhouse
TENT FOUR – Healthy Choices
11 am – 50 Ways to Save the Planet without Leaving your Kitchen, Presented by Chef Amber Marie of Clean Cuisine Noon – A Tea Primer – Unlocking the Power of Tea, Presented by Peter Brodhead of Brighter Day Natural Market 1 pm -Wild Medicinal Mushrooms, Presented by Marty Colvin of Green Freedom Farms 2 pm – Zero Waste Clean Food Choices, Presented by Carla Golden of Palmetto Plant Eaters and Lowcountry VegFest 3 pm – Alchemystic, Presented by Thailia Chee of Alchemystics
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Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah and Burton 4-H offers an afternoon of environmental education. Presentations begin at 11:30.
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The Revival Society @Earth Day BY RACHAEL FLORA
BE HONEST —how often do you recycle? Recycling can often be a tedious task, so you’re forgiven if you’re not a habitual reuser. But the Revival Society has set out to change the attitudes surrounding recycling. The Revival Society is a group of creative makers in Savannah who focus their talents on ecological design. Their first project, Bottle Monsters, allows students at Derenne Middle School to use reclaimed materials to build a monster that eats plastic bottles. The monsters, along with a large dome installation, will be at the Earth Day Festival in Forsyth Park on April 21. We sat down with team members Krystal Sokolis, Jeromy Ross, and Tara Garrigan last week.
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1. How did the Revival Society get started?
2. Tell me about the Bottle Monsters project and how that came about.
KS: I met with the recycling facility and they can’t give us any material because it’s government property. Once it is in that trash can, I can’t take it. We have to think of a creative way to collect bottles and get excited about recycling. That’s where the Bottle Monsters came in. It was a quirky way of getting people to recycle and it was sort of funny watching people react to them. People really like them! And I didn’t realize this, but it bridges a gap between ages. The kids build it and the parents get just as excited about it. They’re almost transforming the parents’ ideas about recycling.
4. What can we expect from the
Revival Society for the Earth Day festival?
Jeromy Ross works on the dome that will appear at Earth Day and A-Town, along with the Bottle Monsters created by Derenne Middle School students. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE REVIVAL SOCIETY.
JR: We give them total creative freedom—they can make anything as long as you can fit a bottle in it. KS: We went to Derenne Middle School and we have the kids building 20 monsters there. It overtook everything I was doing and consumed all my time, but the kids really needed it. They really rolled their eyes in the beginning, but we presented it as, “We’re really idiots in the way we designed the world for you. You’re the ones who have to deal with the waste we created. The recycling facility is sort of a figment of being good.”
3. Why is that?
KS: It’s so toxic to burn plastic. They’re saying the melting of plastic is very
profitable for them right now, but it hurts the Earth. So, where is the profit? You’re decaying our world and then paying for it later. It’s only profit in your pocket, but hurts the next generations to come. As cheesy or as hippie as it sounds, that’s truth. You can’t deny it. You can make money off recycling, that’s the thing. JR: Even just to make a profit to sell reclaimed material, it’s not a hippie thing anymore. KS: The original design of plastic was never meant to be for a second life. Making plastic into something else is actually more toxic than just making something new. When people are like, “Yay, I bought a recycled rug!” I’m like, “Ooh, you really shouldn’t have.” They’re pumping more fumes into the environment.
JR: The dome sculpture will be in the middle of the field at the park. It’ll be like a big fuzzy Afro that’ll move in the wind. I’m curious as to what it’ll sound like. We’ve reclaimed steel for it. We’re trying to use as little new material as possible, but we did use some new steel. TG: Basically, this CNU project is our first project all together. Krystal and Jeromy had this sculpture planned already. It’s also going to be displayed at A-Town. KS: We’ll have all the Bottle Monsters, so like an army of Bottle Monsters, and then a photo booth.
What do you hope is the biggest takeaway of your project? KS: Reality. The reality of the situation. Recycling systems aren’t working. The only way we can do it, because the top’s not doing it, is to rise from the bottom and make changes. People like to laugh about it and then they do something about. “Ha ha, we’re recycling! Look at this thing!” And it’s not merely, “Ugh, I gotta split plastics.” This town is too cute to not be sustainable. CS
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KS: I always knew I wanted to start a group, but I didn’t know with who. Then I met everyone and it just felt so right and spiraled from there. Everything fell into place—people really want ecological design. Not everybody was geared towards sustainability—I probably am the most obsessed with it—but we now challenge each other so it’s like we’re keeping each other accountable. It’s not that there’s a specific owner. I might have founded the idea and the name, but it’s sort of a culmination of all our ideas and we brainstorm the next way to go about things.
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Where did two-letter postal abbreviations come from? Why did the USPS decree a two-letter abbreviation for states? With three letters you can not only have an unambiguous designation, but one that can be recognized without memorizing an arbitrary two-letter code. What nefarious plot brought this plague upon us? —Richard Trombley
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IF YOU FEEL overwhelmed by two-letter state abbreviations, wait’ll you hear about 13-letter city abbreviations. I pray you never have to use it, Richard, but yes, the United States Postal Service publishes a list of approved city-name truncations, for those emergencies when you need to send something to Rancho Santa Margarita, California, but your address template permits only so many spaces. And that’s the limiting factor here: it’s not ink the USPS is worried about but mailing-label real estate. If need be, they figure, everything on the bottom line of an address should fit into 28 character positions: according to Publication 28, their addressing-standards bible, that’s 13 characters for the city, a space afterward, two characters for the state, two spaces (“preferred”) between state and ZIP, and ten characters (including hyphen) for the ZIP+4. This wasn’t always a concern, of course. In the abbreviation-happy 1800s, when every James or Robert was a Jas. or Robt., the Post Office Department (as it was then known) just needed some way of guessing where these people wanted their mail to go. Until the mid-20th century, the P.O. preferred that senders write out state names in full, but was willing to meet the abbreviating public halfway by providing an occasionally updated list of suggested short forms. These were all over the place lengthwise, from two or three letters up: Massachusetts was “Ms.” on the 1831 list, but had settled out at “Mass.” by 1874; Michigan evolved from “Mic. T.” (for “Michigan Territory”) to “Mich.” and stayed for 90 years. Meanwhile, mail delivery tended to be circuitous and inefficient, because we lacked an orderly sorting method. A letter might be handled by as many as ten carriers on its voyage from sender to recipient;
one addressed to Charleston, South Carolina, could well make an errant stop in Charleston, West Virginia. And the mail system became taxed by ever-greater usage, booming along with everything else post-WWII: between 1940 and 1965, Americans’ use of the mail grew by nearly 160 percent. What nefarious plot was cooked up to solve this problem? The Zone Improvement Plan, introduced in 1963, in which geographical areas were assigned a numeric code for easier sorting and delivery. Along with this came the now-familiar all-caps, no-periods state abbreviations, which were rolled out twice that year. The first batch, in June, contained lots of three- and even four-letter entries: IDA, OKLA, MONT, etc. But by October the postal service, looking to preserve more character space for the new codes, published a revised list using a consistent two letters per state. It’s been emended only once since: Under the second 1963 scheme Nebraska was given NB, which inspired objections—polite ones, we’ll assume— from Canadian postal authorities fearing potential confusion with New Brunswick. In 1969 Nebraska became NE. ZIP codes evolved more significantly: ZIP+4 was added in 1983 to identify a particular side of the street, or an office building; starting in ’93, 11-digit ZIPs allowed for mail to be sorted in order of the carrier’s route. As demanding as some may find those two-letter abbreviations, AL, AK, and the rest are the least significant facet of the Zone Improvement Plan, which transformed mail delivery in the U.S. For a deeper dive on this subject, I’ll refer you to a 2013 report by the USPS’s Office of the Inspector General, The Untold Story of the ZIP Code. ZIP codes are nonproprietary, we’re reminded, and so have been available for societally beneficial use by demographers, public-health officials, emergency workers, and insurance providers alike. As calculated by the authors, the ZIP scheme adds about $10 billion annually to the economy, and yet it exists only “out of pure good will.” Seriously, you will never love anything as much as the USPS Inspector General’s office loves ZIP codes. The report also suggests avenues for future growth—notably linking ZIPs with geocoding, to make routes yet more efficient and facilitate better communication with people in high-risk areas like flood or wildfire zones. “This is the opportunity to innovate anew on an old innovation frontier,” the IG’s office says: “This is our 1963.” Which seems like kind of a weird call to arms. Innovation’s great and all, but the invention of the ZIP isn’t exactly the first thing that year’s remembered for. CS BY CECIL ADAMS
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Fatality on East 41st Street investigated as homicide
Savannah Police’s Violent Crimes Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 33-year-old Kareem Palmer on E. 41st Street on Saturday. Officers responded to a residence in the 2200 block of E. 41st Street about 7:45 p.m. and discovered an adult male deceased from unknown injuries. The circumstances that led to those injuries remain under investigation. The case is being investigated as a homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Savannah Police detective tip line at (912) 525-3124. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
Savannah Police seek bank robbery suspect
Heroin and pot bust on Southside
Robbery detecOne person is in tives are seeking custody following information on an an operation conafternoon robbery ducted by the ChaApril 10 at SunTrust tham-Savannah on Abercorn Street. Counter Narcotics “About 12:50 Team (CNT). p.m. an unknown On April 5, CNT black male entered arrested 23-yearBank robbery suspect SunTrust, 2505 old Quran “Donnie” Abercorn St., and Hilliard of Savangave the cashier a note demanding cash. nah. Hilliard was arrested outside his resiThe note indicated the man had a weapon, dence on Fiddler’s Court. but he did not display one. After receiv“CNT conducted a search warrant at ing cash, the subject fled the store,” police the residence resulting in the seizure of report. an undisclosed amount of heroin and The subject was estimated to be about marijuana and items commonly associated 6-feet-tall and was wearing a light brown with the distribution of controlled subjacket and khaki pants. stances,” CNT reports. Anyone with information on the inci“More than $63,000 in U.S. currency dent or the suspect is asked to contact and one vehicle were also seized. Hilliard the Savannah Police tip line by calling is charged with various felony drug-related (912) 525-3124. Information can also be charges to include Sale of a Controlled forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234Substance (Heroin) and Possession of 2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and a Controlled Substance with Intent to may qualify for a cash reward. Distribute.” CNT’s investigation into Hilliard began in February 2018.
“Undercover CNT agents identified Hilliard as a person selling heroin. As the investigation furthered, CNT agents made at least one purchase of heroin from Hilliard. CNT also observed Hilliard selling heroin in the presence of his two juvenile children,” CNT says.
Service member arrested, explosive materials found
About 10 p.m. on April 11, Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) received a call for service in Georgetown at the Trellis Apartment Complex on Brasseler Blvd. Police arrested one individual, who is active military member, for aggravated assault. The identity of the suspect is being withheld. “When police officers secured the residence, they found items which led them to call in the U. S. Army’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team for support. CCPD has turned over the subsequent investigation of those explosive materials to the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID),” CCPD reports. CS ALL CASES FROM RECENT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT INCIDENT REPORTS. GIVE ANONYMOUS CRIME TIPS TO CRIMESTOPPERS AT 912/234-2020 OR TEXT CRIMES (274637) USING KEYWORD CSTOP2020.
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Around 4:30 a.m. on March 22, High Point, North Carolina, 911 dispatchers received a surprising call from a man informing them he had broken into a business. “Yes, this is Jesus Christ, and I just broke into the Pizza Hut,” claimed 46-year-old Richard Lee Quintero of Greensboro, according to WFMY TV. “Jesus is here, he’s back to Earth. I just broke in and had a pizza. I’m Jesus,” Quintero told dispatchers. “Because I’m Jesus, I can do whatever I want.” He also complained that “everybody’s been treating me mean.” High Point police officers arrested Quintero and charged him with breaking and entering and larceny. Shannon Dean Egeland, 43, of Kuna, Oregon, was found guilty Feb. 28 in an elaborate scheme to delay a prison sentence and collect insurance. The Idaho Statesman reported that shortly before Egeland was to begin a 10-year jail term in 2014 for his role in a $20 million housing scandal, he took out a disability insurance policy and talked his then-17-year-old son into shooting him in the legs with a 20-gauge shotgun, which would delay his prison term -- not to mention let him collect on the new insurance policy. After the teenager shot him, Egeland called police and said he’d been assaulted, but police became suspicious when they found Egeland’s wallet and BMW were still at the scene. U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown tacked three years and 10 months of additional time onto Egeland’s original sentence. Egeland, who eventually lost his left leg, stood before the judge on his prosthetic leg and said he’d had a lot of time to reflect on his crimes and realized he needs mental health counseling. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Bradford called him a “menace to society.”
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It’s been a twisty, U-turny road for Brittany Ann Koerselman, 19, and her first (soon-to-be second) husband, Jeremie Rook, 24, of Little Rock, Iowa. The two originally married in 2014, when Koerselman, then 15, was pregnant with Rook’s child. But they divorced when she was 18. “He just wasn’t ready to be all of that,” Koerselman told Metro News. “The parent, the husband, the responsible person.
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A traditional March wedding at Peckforton Castle in Tarporley, Cheshire, England, was briefly interrupted when an owl trained to deliver the rings to a waiting best man changed its mind about where to land. The betrothed Jeni Arrowsmith and Mark Wood of Wrexham watched as the barn owl flew down the aisle toward the best man, but a seated groomsman then pointed at the bird, which it took as a signal to fly to his hand. “The owl just dived in and hit the guy -- who is terrified of birds!” said wedding photographer Stacey Oliver. “He fell off his chair.” “Everyone was absolutely hysterical,” the bride later told the BBC. “It made the wedding because we were talking about it all night.”
and Antler’s co-owner, Michael Hunter, had had enough of the “murder” signs and “You’ve got blood on your hands” chants. So on March 23, he told the Globe and Mail, he figured, “I’m going to have my own protest. ... This is who we are and what we do. So I went and got a deer leg.” Hunter brought a cutting board, knife and the hindquarter of a deer into the front window and butchered the meat while the protesters looked on. As a result, Hunter and the protesters are now trying to open a dialogue, and reservation requests at Antler have increased. • Neighbors in Gainesville, Florida, called police on March 11 after finding a set of stairs barricaded in their condominium complex. The Gainesville Sun reported that Derrick Lamar Walker, 34, told officers on their arrival that his neighbors had been stomping in the stairwell outside his apartment to “get back at him for his several (insurance-related) lawsuits,” according to a police department report. In retaliation, Walker had covered the stairs with fishing line, thin rubber gaskets, duct tape and cooking oil to try to keep the neighbors away. He was arrested on a criminal mischief charge and was held at the Alachua County Jail.
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He just wasn’t ready for that.” She said she and Rook have gotten back together and split up seven times since their divorce, but they can’t stand being apart, so they’re planning a “f-ing princess wedding” for this summer. “The last time I got married, I got swollen on the way to Missouri -- it’s six hours (drive), so my shoes didn’t fit,” Koerselman recalled. “We’re reusing (the) old engagement ring. He’s different this time,” she told (herself).
• When an intoxicated man arrived at the Delaware State Police Troop 1 station in Wilmington on March 20, looking for a ride home, officers thought he seemed familiar. Turns out he was Christopher McDowell, 34, a suspect in a Feb. 22 shoplifting incident at a local Kohl’s store, according to the News Journal. McDowell was charged with shoplifting and arraigned, then released on $1,000 bail. After he made a phone call to a friend for a ride home, his Kohl’s accomplice, April Wright, 48, showed up -- and she too was arrested and charged. • John Silva and Derrick Irving thought they had a foolproof plan to cover their tracks after breaking into a mutual acquaintance’s apartment on March 13 in DeLand, Florida. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office told News 6 the men stole appliances and a flat-screen TV from the home, then stopped before leaving to set a pot of spaghetti sauce on a hot burner and place a washcloth nearby so it would catch fire and destroy evidence. The victim had been alerted to the break-in by security cameras and called police, who stopped the two and found among the stolen goods in their car an empty jar of Ragu spaghetti sauce. Both men were charged with unarmed burglary, grand theft and arson.
• In Toronto, a group of animal rights advocates started protesting outside a restaurant called Antler in early December. By March, the protests had grown,
• A young driver in Buffalo, Minnesota, wasted no time earning an EPIC FAIL on her driver’s test on March 21 when she rammed the car into the examination station before she’d even pulled out of the parking space. As the driving test began, the 17-year-old shifted her 2014 Chevy Equinox into drive instead of reverse and hit the accelerator, causing the car to lurch forward, jump the curb and crash through the window of the station, located in a strip mall. While the driver was not hurt, the examiner, 60, was taken to a hospital with noncritical injuries. Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that no charges would be filed. • Presumably in the throes of a serious case of munchies, Lizabeth Ildefonso, 44, drove up to the security booth at the Suffolk County (New York) jail at 10:12 a.m. on March 16 and tried to order a “bacon, egg and cheese” sandwich. Deputy Sheriff Yvonne DeCaro explained that she was at the jail, but Ildefonso “insisted that she really wanted a sandwich,” the Riverhead News-Review reported. The deputy noticed Ildefonso’s eyes were dilated and glassy, and that she had white powdery residue in her left nostril. DeCaro also checked her license and found it was not valid. After failing a field sobriety exam, Ildefonso was charged with felony driving while ability impaired by drugs and driving without a valid license. CS
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A-Town headliner Chuck Leavell on trees, the Stones, and his mama’s piano BY ANNA CHANDLER
CHUCK LEAVELL has spent the morning in the spotlight. As one of the world’s most acclaimed sidemen, that feels a little strange. But for someone with a legacy that includes playing with the Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, and George Harrison, launching a solo career, and advocating for sustainable forestry, Chuck Leavell has a story to tell, and a documentarian is ready to hear it. “It’s more than a little embarrassing that this is even happening for me,” Leavell chuckles after a day of filming at his home. “It’s a little awkward…my main motivation
is for my family and grandkids way down the road...something that documents it for posterity.” Leavell’s shared the wild and wondrous moments of his musical life before—in a memoir, Between Rock And A Home Place, and in interviews over the years—but this time, he’s telling the full story with plenty of length and detail. The tale begins in Birmingham, where Leavell was born and discovered music. “When I was very young, I learned to play piano with my mother,” he says. “She was not a professional teacher—she played for family enjoyment.” Leavell, the youngest sibling, would tug on his mother’s skirt and ask her to play; she’d oblige, and eventually began sharing musical tips.
“She would say things like, ‘Chuck, what would it sound like if there was a big storm outside? If you hit a home run? What would it sound like if you got mad at one of your friends?” Leavell explains. “Music has always been about emotions, feelings and colors for me.” That intuition became invaluable. Leavell started a band, The Misfitz, which segued into session work. It was the late ‘60s, and Leavell recorded on his very first gold single, Freddie North’s “Don’t Take Her She’s All I’ve Got.” He moved to Macon in 1969 to work at Capricorn Records as a studio musician and producer, and his at that legendary studio there led to tours with James Taylor’s brother, Alex Taylor. Before he knew it, Leavell was playing with Dr. John. While on tour with that icon, Gregg Allman took notice of Leavell’s unique musical prowess and invited him to play on Laid Back, Allman’s first solo record. Leavell officially joined The Allman Brothers in September 1972. Using the skills his mother taught him, Leavell was the guy who could pull something special out of Allman Brothers records like Brothers and Sisters and Win, Lose or Draw. “When I go into a recording studio, I listen to what that song is saying,” he explains. “If it has lyrics, I see what the theme is, what are we trying to do, how can I help paint this picture, what is this song asking me to do? Those are the things I think and I try my best to accomplish that.” Leavell continued to record and tour with the Allman Brothers until their 1976 breakup. When the influential group disbanded, Leavell created his own project, Sea Level, and stepped up to the microphone, transforming into a frontman (Sea Level? C. Leavell? See what he did there?). Ever the ambitious player, Leavell auditioned to be the Rolling Stones piano player on their 1981 United States tour and found immense “Satisfaction” in the gig. He went on to become the unofficial musical director for the biggest band in the world. “Sometimes it’s a big challenge to keep everybody happy, but I do my best,” Leavell says. “I enjoy my role. I’ve been with the band 36 years now, and through all those years I’ve done my best to do a lot of documentation. When we have rehearsals, we have two huge notebooks of A-Z notes about songs and rehearsals…I’ve become the go-to guy for writing these things down.” No, he’s not running out in the middle of the stage for a big, flashy feature solo, but Leavell likes the subtle, challenging art of being the glue that holds the Rolling Stones together. “Here’ an organization that’s stayed together for over 55, 56 years...it’s been a fascinating journey,” he says. “The guys are all passionate about what we do. They
don’t have to work—they could sit at home if they chose to. But what are they gonna do—watch TV?! This is a group of guys that love playing and writing music and recording and love being in front of an audience and getting that wonderful feedback. It’s an incredible body of work, and it’s just phenomenal to explore that catalog and bring various songs from the past out front and try to arrange some surprises here and there. It’s a joy to be involved—and let’s not forget the work ethic that it takes to have that long of a career. Man, these guys are dedicated!” Soon, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and the whole gang will be back on their eighthour rehearsal day schedule, getting ready to tour Europe. Leavell’s looking forward to peppering some songs from their last record, the Grammy-winning Blue and Lonesome, into the set lists he co-writes every night. He’s not green in the music industry, but in the 1980s, Leavell began to develop his green thumb, creating Charlane Plantation with his wife, Rose. The Dry Branch, Georgia tree farm and hunting preserve has earned the Leavells two Georgia Tree Farmers of the Year awards and even a National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year award. Over the years, they have become tremendous advocates for sustainable forestry and environmental protection; Leavell currently sits on the Georgia Land Conservation Council and has served on the boards of the American Forest Foundation, and the United States Endowment for Forestry and Communities. Soon, Leavell’s passion for conservation will come to television in the form of America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell, a limitedrun program on PBS stations across the country. “It’s a dream come true for me,” he shares. “We shot the first episode out in Oregon, and the second was in Colorado. We’re negotiating for one in the Southeast—hopefully that will come together.” He’s also mixing a record from a live performance in Germany with a 17-piece big band. The track list features songs from across Leavell’s career and time with the Allman Brothers, Sea Level, and more. Leavell looks forward to his A-Town Get Down debut, linking up with old pal Randall Bramblett, and sharing songs. “I’m not going to spill all the beans,” he laughs, “but when I do my shows, it’s a celebration of the career of some of the songs of the artist is work with and some of my own music. We’ll have a good ole time.” CS
CHUCK LEAVELL AT A-TOWN GET DOWN ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 21, 9 p.m. Indian Street between Fahm and Warner Street $20 adult general admission, $15 military/student, $85 VIP, free for children 12 and under
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A-Town Get Down is back on Indian Street with visuals, sounds, and soul BY ANNA CHANDLER
A-TOWN Get Down Art and Music Festival returns to celebrate the beautiful ties of art and community. Through musical performances, interactive art clinics, colorful projections, pumped-up DJs, and more, the day-long festival honors the life of Alex “A-Town” Townsend. A SCAD student who was taken from this world too soon, Townsend was a beacon of creative encouragement during his time in Savannah, and the festival continues to share that energy with new generations. Whether you’re a seasoned A-Towner or a newbie, the festival’s vibrant and loving environment is a can’t-miss for artists, dreamers, and families; plus, seeing the festival transform Indian Street into a wanderable fairground of non-stop entertainment and innovation is a truly unique experience. Block off your schedule: we’ve got the details on all the festivities you don’twant to miss.
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Open Jam (Queensboro Stage) Adobe Arts Lab (Adobe Arts Lab) Face Painting by Scribble Art Studio (Indian St.) Creative Coast: Mural Wall Timelapse (Indian St.) Collabostation (Indian St.) Slices of Creativity (Indian St.) Totally Awesome Tote Bag (Indian St.) SCAD Fashion: Fashion Illustrations (Indian St.) Portrait Post (Indian St.) Blick Block (Indian St.) ArtPort Shuffle (McGuire St.) When the clock strikes noon, the paint starts to fly! Get to Indian Street early to see murals painted live and in person. Get a new look at the face painting station, make your own tote bag, or watch numerous talented artists create new works before your very eyes.
Trouble the Water (SVEC Jam Stage) Folk, blues, and rockabilly fans will be hooked by Blake Schneider’s uniquely shadowy take on Midwestern Americana. Guitarist Schneider will be accompanied by a violist and percussionist.
Phoebe Elliott (SVEC Jam Stage) Prolific Nashville songwriter Phoebe Elliot brings her pop sensibilities to the stage.
Savannah Children’s Choir (Queensborough Stage) Savannah Children’s Choir continues to make Chatham County proud, and the Choir’s A-Town appearance is a yearly favorite.
Britt Scott (SVEC Jam Stage) Savannah-based singer-songwriter Britt Scott performs her darkly soulful songs accompanied by a full band.
The New Familiars (Queensborough Stage) Appalachian roots and experimental, Southern-style rock ‘n’ roll intertwine in the sounds of favorites The New Familiars.
Tom Townsend and Walter Parks (SVEC Jam Stage) Walter Parks is no stranger to A-Town Get Down—check him out with festival cofounder Tom Townsend.
Walter Parks. PHOTO BY CHRIS BRINES
use vocals, harmonium, Shahi Baaja, guitars, Bouzouki, Dulcinet, percussion, and ambient effects to make a neo folk that finds inspiration in Sufi, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, and Balkan folk music.
performance troupe The Stardust Pixxies spin fire and perform while visual artists capture it all on paper right before your eyes.
Art Shuffle Art Silent Auction Ends (Queensborough Stage) All day, a handful of visual artists have collaborated on a completely one-of-a-kind work. If you put in a bid for a panel of the piece, stick around to hear if you won!
Southern Avenue (Queensborough Stage) Memphis, Tennessee’s own Southern Avenue dishes out blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll as a powerful five-piece band.
Walter Parks, Bernard Purdie and Vivian Sessoms (Queensborough Stage) For his second set of the day, Walter Parks is joined by the inimitable percussionist Bernard Purdie (you’re heard him on Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady,” Hall and Oates’ “She’s Gone,” and Steely Dan’s “Home at Last”).
Trouble The Water (SVEC Jam Stage Did you miss ‘em earlier? Never fear! Trouble The Water plays two sets at A-Town.
Phoebe Elliott (SVEC Jam Stage) Phoebe Elliott returns to the stage with a second set.
Webb Wilder (SVEC Jam Stage) Raw rock ‘n’ roll with Mississippi swagger and British grit? Yes, please. Learn more about Wilder in our interview, exclusively on connectsavannah.com.
Bloodkin (Queensborough Stage) They’re back! The pride and joy of Athens, Georgia, Bloodkin has been creating inspired rock ‘n’ roll for 15 years.
Randall Bramblett (Queensborough Stage) A Southern icon, Randall Bramblett has played with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic, Steve Winwood, and more. In his own project, the multi-instrumentalist keeps it eclectic and funky.
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HuDost (SVEC Jam Stage) Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines
Gesture Jam (Queensboro Stage) As a DJ provides the tunes, Savannah
Chuck Leavell (Queensborough Stage) You’ve heard Chuck Leavell jamming with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, The Allman Brothers, John Mayer, and many, many more. CS
THE 8TH ANNUAL A-TOWN GET DOWN ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 21, begins at noon Indian Street between Fahm and Warner Street $20 adult general admission, $15 military/ student, $85 VIP (includes a private VIP event at Service Brewing the night before the festival, meet and greets with performers, complimentary VIP area at festival compliments of Ghost Coast Distillery, VIP seating and swag bag), free for children 12 and under Tickets via cityspin.com
Record Store Day 2018
Max Zukof, host of Backseat Tunes (Saturdays, 11 p.m. – midnight)
BY ANNA CHANDLER
IT’S A hot wax holiday, y’all! Record Store Day, the occasion when vinyl collectors rush their local music shops in search of limited edition treasures, is upon us once more. In lieu of Black Friday roughhousing—wouldn’t want to shatter a jackalope antler at Graveface or crack a KISS bobble head at Rody’s—lies friendly competition and communing between musically-minded Savannahians. Best of all, Record Store Day, which was created in 2007 by a group of independent record store owners, literally exists to support small, local businesses and communities. It’s a way to celebrate the way music brings folks together through special events, rare picks, and killer sales. Among the pickers at this year’s participating locations, you’re sure to rub elbows with Savannah’s listening elite: the DJs of WRUU 107.5, Savannah Soundings Community Radio. We asked the station’s spinners to share their top RSD 2018 picks.
Keith Baudry, host of Savannah Listeners Club (last Wednesday of the month, 9 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Dylan & The Dead, Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead Keith, who interviews local musicians about the songs that inspired them, selects a must-have for collectors. Fans of both legends will love hearing The Dead back Dylan on their legendary 1987 tour.
Tom Murray, host of Way Left of the Dial (Mondays, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.) Rarities Vol. 2, Blue Oyster Cult Tom’s ready to hear the disc of Blue Oyster Cult rarities dating from 19751988. Those who scoop it up will also get a “golden ticket” photo autographed by the band’s own Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma.
Pat Shaw, host of Crucial Riddems (Thursdays, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
The Search for Animal Chin Soundtrack, Powell Peralta Fans of the classic skateboard movie get to hear the iconic soundtrack on vinyl for the very first time.
Ian McCarthy, host of In The Pocket (Sundays, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.) “Impeach The President”/ “The Monkey That Became a President,” The Honeydrippers/Brotherhood “I’ve played this track on my show a couple of times already,” Ian says. “I’m
Fed, Plush “It’s a criminally underrated record with unique quirks that make it a cult classic with a vibrant history,” says Max. “It has a timelessly erratic soul that we will never see the likes of again.”
especially tickled to see what Tuff City has decided to do with the cover of this repress (originally a 1973 release). They clearly aren’t pulling any punches, and I love it.”
Dave Lake, host of Evening Eclectic (Sundays, 10 p.m. – midnight)
Live At Grimey’s, The Lone Bellow Dave’s picks also include The Fear by The Shins V. Los Lobos, Rubberband by Miles Davis, and The Weight of History + Only Once Away My Son by Brian Eno with Kevin Shields.
Brandy Kennedy Koch, co-host of The Kennedy Koch Show (Wednesdays, 10 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
Larry Dane-Kellogg, host of Classic Jazz Mondays (Mondays, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.) The Cymbals/Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973, Sun Ra “Since I am a huge Sun Ra fan, I always look forward to seeing releases by Sun Ra,” says Larry, who recommends every Sun Ra release on Record Store Day’s official list (there are six total!). “I am glad to see the current Sun Ra revival taking hold, as he did not get his due while he was alive.”
Jon Rushing, host of Something You Might Have Missed (Mondays, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.) and Pizza & Whine (Monday – Thursday beginning at 2 p.m.)
P A I N, Tennis System “I saw these guys play at Graveface Girls In The Garage Vol. 2 and 3, Vari- Records & Curiosities awhile back and they ous Artists really blew me away,” says WRUU resiBrandy’s picks feature forgotten garage dent indie rock guru Jon Rushing. “I really rock gems from the genre’s early femme enjoy the noise and fuzz Tennis System troubadours. was able to produce and was stoked to hear about this release. Knowing Graveface, it Big Tex, host of Rigor Mortis should be a pretty-looking disk as well!” (Thursdays, 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.) An avid Beat Happening/Calvin Johnson “Looking At You”/”Borderline,” MC5 fan, Jon’s also planning on snagging Mac “This year is MC5’s celebration of 50 DeMarco and Shamir’s ‘Beat Happening years since they first started kicking out Covers’ 7”. the jams, and guitarist Wayne Kramer is touring with a band called The MC50 to Rody’s Records will open at 8 a.m. and celebrate,” says Big Tex. “I’m excited to add plans to have plenty of RSD inventory and these two pieces of Detroit proto-punk his- special RSD promotional gifts for early tory to my vinyl collection!” bird shoppers.
Ryan Koch, co-host of The Kennedy Koch Show (Wednesdays, 10 p.m. – 11 p.m.) “I Can Only Give You Everything”/“I Just Don’t Know,” MC5 WRUU DJs are going to be neck-andneck for MC5’s RSD releases! Ryan, a Detroit native, shows off some hometown pride with his selection.
DJ Wildlyfe Beezy host of Wildlyfe Radio Show (Saturdays, 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
It Takes Two (30 Anniversary Edition), Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock DJ Wildlyfe Beezy, who showcases indie R&B and rap, picks a hip-hop classic. th
Graveface Records & Curiosities opens at 9 a.m. and will have practically every RSD release. Tables will be set up outside the store at 8 a.m. stocked with used LPs that shopkeeper Ryan Graveface has been saving especially for April 21. Peruse while you wait for the doors to open. At noon, a series of one-hour flash sales will begin that will only be announced via Graveface’s Record Store Day event page on Facebook. Starting at 2 p.m., live music will fill the shop with sets from Skippy Spiral, Rude Dude & The Creek Freaks, and more. CS
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THE Savannah Philharmonic Chorus has a lot of love to go around. Led by Dr. Monica Dekle, Chorusmaster, the talented voices of Savannah’s choir will pull heartstrings with favorite numbers like “Danny Boy,” “If Music Be the Food of Love,” “What the World Needs Now,” and more at their upcoming performance, All You Need Is Love. “Peter [Shannon] asks me every year what I’d like to see for the chorus concert,” Dekle explains. “There’s so much turmoil in the world right now and so many hateful acts that I wanted to counter that with music filled with love—what the world needs a lot of right now!” In creating the program, Dekle selected songs that she herself would want to sing. The evening includes odes to romance from across all genres. Attendees get the pleasure of seeing student conductor Tenyah Brown, a senior at Savannah State University, lead the Chorus. “She saw a lot of potential to make a career in music,” Dekle says of the Philharmonic intern. “We threw her in the lion’s den and said, ‘Hey, I want you to try conducting.’” Brown had previously conducted Savannah State University’s Chorale, but the process was relatively new to her. “She jumped right up there in front of the whole chorus,” Dekle remembers. “I gave her ‘Moon River’ to conduct and ‘If You Love Me,’ which is very classical, very different, a Capella. She’s done a great job. The chorus is mostly adults—we have a few students—and they have been really good teachers to her, but she’s taught them a lot, too. She is a little piece of dynamite!” All You Need is Love is particularly special for Dekle as it will be one of her last appearances with Savannah Philharmonic. The prize-winning musician moved back to Georgia, her home, in 2011 to become Director of Music and Organist at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. Three years later, she was
appointed Chorusmaster of Savannah Philharmonic—the Orchestra’s first. “For Peter Shannon, handing over the Chorus to me was like handing over his baby—no parent wants to do that!” Dekle says of the Philharmonic’s Artistic Director and Conductor. “But it helped me because he told me, ‘I fully trust you to do whatever you want to do.’ And actually, he was pretty hands-off—he just totally trusted me, which makes me respect him a lot. He’s a great leader and good mentor.” Dekle is proud of the Chorus’s growth in her time as Chorusmaster. She’ll remain in Savannah, working at Wesley Monumental and building the church’s children’s choir. “I work very, very fulltime at Wesley,” she explains. “A lot of people don’t realize that the Philharmonic is a second, parttime job. The Philharmonic has grown and is doing very well, and the Chorus division has grown, too.” She will bid farewell at the end of the season and is particularly looking forward to the Philharmonic’s season finale. “We’re performing Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in that concert, and the chorus is singing completely from memory in German,” she shares excitedly. “That’s a standout for me…it’s a really awesome piece of music, and singing totally from memory, it’s going to be the greatest thing they’ve ever done. The Chorus members feel that way, too. When people sing from memory, you know the music is in their heart and it comes across to the audience…you’ll sense it coming from the heart rather than from the notes on the page.” Mark your calendars for Beethoven’s Immortal Ninth on May 5, and warm your soul this weekend with All You Need Is Love. “People singing about love makes people feel good,” Dekle says. “They are feel-good songs, and a lot of people know them, so they can sing along and leave happy.” CS
SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE April 21, 7:30 p.m. Armstrong State University Auditorium $25-35 via savannahboxoffice.com All-ages
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The nomadic sludge deathdrone of Jucifer returns to The Jinx. The two-piece, consisting of Gazelle Amber Valentine on guitar and vocals and Edgar Livengood on drums, has been destroying eardrums since 1993 with their impenetrable White Wall of Death, a towering backdrop of speakers that Jucifer assembles and tears down before and after every show. During their Florida and Georgia tour, the band is offering copies of limited handmade reissues of their signature record Throned in Blood, presented in appropriately bloodsplattered packaging. Savannah-based noise duo Pointless Honey opens the show. SATURDAY, APRIL 21, DOORS AT 9 P.M., SHOW AT 10 P.M., 21+
SIR MIX-A-LOT @THE STAGE ON BAY
Happy Nomad Booking presents an eclectic lineup in an all-ages environment. Baltimore indie-rock band Jim Shorts comes to town with a new album. The solo project of David Haynes, who used to play in band Cautious Beverly, Jim Shorts recently released Halo Repair, a collection of weirdo-pop songs that recall the best of ‘90s indie and noise rock. Mastered by Jamal Ruhe (Built to Spill, Titus Andronicus, Diarrhea Planet) at West West Side Music, Halo Repair is interpreted live by Haynes with Evan Braswell, Charlotte Wood, and Mike Barth. Jim Shorts is joined by Savannah’s own Bero Bero, the new indie dance-pop project from Veronica and David of Street Clothes, and experimental rock group Mr. Wait. MONDAY, APRIL 23, 8 P.M., $5, ALL-AGES
6TH ANNUAL SAVANNAH BLUES FESTIVAL @SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER
That’s right. THE Sir Mix-a-Lot is coming to Savannah, so get ready for an evening of nostalgia and nonstop dancing. The Seattle native founded the record label Nastymix with partner Nasty Nes in 1983. He released his first single, “Posse on Broadway,” via that label in 1987. Mix-A-Lot debuted with Swass in 1988. The record went platinum, and he followed it with Seminar in 1989. It was his third album, Mack Daddy, released via Def American, that produced the now-classic hit “Baby Got Back.” The song won the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, was a number-one hit, and went double platinum. “Many artists love to claim they knew they were writing a hit before they write lyric 1,” Sir Mix-A-Lot states on his website. “Bullshit. Actually, I never expected ‘Baby Got Back’ to hit. 25 years ago, the climate was so different. Beauty was defined by magazines selling clothes nobody could afford. So, when I wrote ‘BGB,’ I assumed only like-minded would listen. Who’d a thunk 25 years later…” Since the release of “Baby Got Back,” Mix-A-Lot’s teamed up with Mudhoney, The Presidents of the United States of America, and Puscifer, released three albums, created his own radio show, and appeared as himself on an episode of Bojack Horseman. And, of course, an immortal line from “Baby Got Back” got new life when Nicki Minaj sampled the song for her hit single “Anaconda.” TUESDAY, APRIL 24, DOORS AT 7 P.M., SHOW AT 8 P.M., $25 VIA SAVCONCERTS.COM, ALL-AGES
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A tradition continues with the sixth year of the Savannah Blues Festival. This year’s headliner is Sir Charles Jones, acclaimed blues and soul singer. The “Undisputed King of Southern Soul” was born in Ohio, raised in Alabama, and eventually found his way to Georgia. Songs like “Friday” and “Is There Anybody Lonely” helped land Jones on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. “King of Swing,” the Louisiana-based Tucka, channels the spirit of the 1970s, 1980s, and 2010s in songs like “Don’t Make Me Beg,” “Candy Land,” and more. Blues Hall of Famer Latimore brings his signature blend of soul and blues to the stage. Pokey Bear will sweep the audience with his James Brown-influenced mix of bayousteeped soul. “Slip Away,” “Back Door Santa,” “Patches,” and “Strokin’” singer Clarence Carter, age 82, will share songs from his storied career. Rounding out the lineup is the great blues guitarist and vocalist Theodis Ealey. “The Bluesman Lover” himself spent time as a sideman before becoming a frontman and breaking out with the R&D single “Stand Up in It.” SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 7 P.M., $52-71 VIA ETIX.COM, ALL-AGES
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Brooklyn-based producer and vocalist Negative Gemini returns to Savannah celebrating the release of a new EP, ‘Bad Baby.’ Following the release of the acclaimed self-produced debut album Body Work, ‘Bad Baby’ takes French’s established dance beats and hooks and leans into the pop influences and cloudy vaporwave dream states. Lead single “You Weren’t There Anymore” won the attention of the likes of SPIN, Pitchfork and beyond when it was released in 2017; the title track, “Bad Baby,” has become another favorite for tastemakers. Negative Gemini is currently touring with George Clanton, acclaimed producer of ‘80s-influenced electronic-pop. Clanton recently shared a new single, “Make It Forever.” FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 11 P.M., FREE, 21+
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TRIVIA & GAMES
The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m.. The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Trivia Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Bingo, 7 p.m. World of Beer Trivia, 7 p.m.
Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Hercules Bar & Grill Karaoke, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.
The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Wacky Wednesday Stafford’s Public House Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Open Mic Comedy, 8:30 p.m.
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Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
The Stage on Bay Trap n’ Paint, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY 4.19 LIVE MUSIC
1304 East Highway 80, Bloomingdale
Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Ray Tomasino, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Material Girls, Pleasure Point, Rude Dude & The Creek Freaks, 9 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Laiken Williams, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar CC Witt, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Rachael’s 1190 Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center Big Daddy Weave, 7 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.
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Barrelhouse South The Main Squeeze, 7 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Ray Tomasino, 6:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m.
House of Gunt Presents: House of Blunt @THE JINX
Your friends will be green with envy when they hear how you spent your 4/20. Savannah drag collective House of Gunt hosts a series of smokin’ performances from Edna Allan Hoe, Vegina George, Raine Raine, Influenza Mueller, and new member Xandra Ray. C Powers will spin 420-friendly sounds while Greg’s Zesty Visual Services provides the eye candy. The evening also features sets from Pensacola electronic noise act Nail Club, Verhalten, WE4P0NSZ, and Divorce Ring. FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 10 P.M., $10, 21+ Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Precisa, 10 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Gina Rene, 7 p.m. House of Strut House Boogie Presents: Funk & Soul, 10 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ramona Quimby, 7 p.m. The Jinx The Brass, Amuse, Jeff TwoNames and the Born Agains, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia PS Tavern Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. River House Jon Hill Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean King Taylor Project, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Josephine Johnson Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Just Groove: Rob Corbett, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Jason Courtenay, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
The Britannia British Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia, 10 p.m.
Southbound Brewing Company Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia, 8 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
Blueberry Hill Trivia and Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. Flashback Karaoke, 8 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Totally Awesome Bar 80s and 90s Karaoke, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.
The Loft on Liberty The Odd Lot Odd Time Radio Hour, 8 p.m.
Barrelhouse South Tauk, 8:30 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Christy Alan 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. Club Elan Ying Yang Twins, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club South Hill Banks, 10 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. Dub’s Pub Keith & Ross El-Rocko Lounge Negative Gemini, George Clanton, 9 p.m. Flashback @Sundown, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Cynthia Utterbach, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Bottles & Cans, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Josephine Johnson Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub American Hologram Molly McGuire’s Tell Scarlett, 7 p.m. Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars Special Consensus, 8 p.m. River House Georgia Kyle Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Murphy Elmore, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean Spirit Wing, 8 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint w/ City Hotel, 5:30 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Rachael Shaner Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Eric Culberson, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Johnny Octane, Ford Natirboff, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Matt Hill, Individually Twisted, Ember City, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Voodoo Soup, 9:30 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
The Jinx Live DJ, 10 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 Cesar, 10 p.m.
Coach’s Corner Trivia, Movies & Music Trivia, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m.
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Sunny’s Lounge Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/ DJ, 10:30 p.m.
Club One Tied and Tasseled Fetish Cabaret w/ Cosplay Nerdlesque, 8 p.m., Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Vinyl Appreciation, 7-10 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Open Mic, 9 p.m.
The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Friday Funnies, 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay Instafunny Comedy
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Show w/ Dulo, Robii World, Juhan Jones, I.K. Amadi, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Drunk/Sober/High Comedy Show, 8 p.m.
Club 309 West CoolJay the DJ Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. 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 The Jinx House of Blunt, 10 p.m.
SATURDAY 4.21 LIVE MUSIC
Barrelhouse South Tribal Hoose, 9:30 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Free Spirits Band, 7 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Jerry Zambito and the Bayou Blues Band, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Club Elan Snails, Blunts & Blondes, 9 p.m. Coach’s Corner Bucky & Barry, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club New Familiars, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Faux Ferocious, Old Money, Santi, 9 p.m. Graveface Records & Curiosities Record Store Day Live Music ft. Skippy Spiral, Rude Dude & The Creek Freaks, more, 12 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Quentin Baxter Quintet, 8 p.m. Indian Street A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival, 12 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Fundamentals, 9 p.m. The Jinx Pointless Honey, Jucifer, 10 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre Savannah Blues Festival, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Rachael Shaner Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Just Ford The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River House Ricky Standard Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Saddle Bags Filmore, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean Dirty Bird and the Flu, 8 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Stafford’s Public House DJ Rudy Lui, 9:30 p.m. The Stage on Bay Savannah Silent Party, 9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Hitman, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Magic Rocks, Georgia Kyle, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay and Uncle Buck, Ben Torres, Bill
Hodgson, DJ Race, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Wingstock w/ Daniel B Marshall, Brian Fuller, Lyn Avenue, 8 Mile Bend and the Hypnotics, 4 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
MONDAY 4.23 LIVE MUSIC
Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music The Sentient Bean Mr. Wait, Jim Shorts, Bero Bero, 8 p.m. Sulfur Studios Savannah Spoken Word Festival: Speak Easy Benefit ft. Laiken Love, Deep, and more, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon Wild Wing Cafe Josh Johansson, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m., Open Mic, 6 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Bull Street Labs Sorry Not Sorry Improv: Saved by the Bell, 8 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m.
Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Britannia British Pub Bingo, 8 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo
Boomy’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.
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.
SUNDAY 4.22 LIVE MUSIC
Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Flashback Open Jam, 5 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Gina Rene, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Sarah Poole, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson River House Ricky Standard The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris 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, High Velocity, 1 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Trivia, 8 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m.
Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ, 10:30 p.m.
Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Exclusives Bar & Grille Open Mic Poetry Night, 7 p.m. Saddle Bags Bar Olympics
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Molly Mondays, 10:30 p.m.
The Jinx DJ Lucky Bastard, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m.
Downtown Savannah Savannah Spoken Word Festival, -29
TUESDAY 4.24 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/ Clouds & Satellites, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Claire Frazier Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jeff Beasley, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Nickie’s 1971 Open Mic hosted by Willie Jackson, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey, 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay Sir Mix-A-Lot, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Matt Hill, 6 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. McDonough’s Bingo, 7 p.m.
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SOUNDBOARD DIRECTORY Abe’s on Lincoln 17 Lincoln St. 912-349-0525 abesonlincoln.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.
Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina 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
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Bull Street Labs 2222 Bull St.
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The Chromatic Dragon 514 MLK Jr. Blvd.
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Chuck’s Bar 305 W. River St.
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Club 309 West 309 W. River St.
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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. 80 912-786-7810 cocostybee.com
coffee deli 4517 Habersham St.
Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd. 912-355-3336
Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St. 912-238-1985 congressstreetsocialclub.com
Cottonwood Suites 301 Governor Treutlen Dr. 912-748-6464
Dockside Seafood 201 West River St. 912-233-3810
Doodles 586 S. Columbia Ave. 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. 912-786-6109 fanniesonthebeach.com
Fia Rua Irish Pub 10132 Ford Ave. 912-459-4160 fiaruairishpub.com
Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St. 912-236-4440 fiveoakstaproom.com
Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave. 912-428-1643
Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St. 912-401-0543 foxyloxycafe.com
Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant 107 W. Broughton St. Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd. 912-966-5790
The Islander 301 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912-897-6137
Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St.
The Jinx 127 W. Congress St. 912-236-2281
Johnny Mercer Theatre 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. 912-651-6556 www.savannahcivic.com
Jukebox Bar & Grill 3741 US Hwy 17 Ste 500 912-756-6997
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. 912-925-1119
Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill 417 East River St. 912-341-8897
The Loft on Liberty 215 W. Liberty St.
McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St.
Mellow Mushroom 11 W. Liberty St. 912-495-0705 mellowmushroom.com
Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina 2518 Hwy 17 912-459-6357 melscoastalcafe.com
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub 311 W. Congress St. 912-239-9600 macphersonspub.com
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) 110 Towne Center Dr. 912-348-3200 macphersonspub.com
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) 3742 US-17 Molly McGuire’s 216 Johnny Mercer Boulevard
Nickie’s 1971 1513 Butler Ave. 912-786-4444
The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St.
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. 912-920-7772 rachaels1190.com
The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St. 912-238-1311 therailpub.com/
Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912-292-1656 ranchoalegrecuban.com
Randy Wood Guitars 1304 East Hwy. 80
River House 125 W. River St.
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
Saddle Bags 317 West River St.
The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave. 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
The Sentient Bean 13 E. Park Ave. 912-232-4447 sentientbean.com
Service Brewing Company 574 Indian Street The Shrimp Factory 313 East River Street
Southbound Brewing Company 107 East Lathrop Ave. Stafford’s Public House 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk The Stage on Bay 1200 West Bay St. savconcerts.com
Sulfur Studios 2301 Bull St. 912-231-7105 sulfurstudios.org
Sunny’s Lounge 5630 Ogeechee Rd. 912-234-6628
Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill 11215 Abercorn St. 912-921-2269
Taste of India 401 Mall Blvd. 912-356-1020
Tijuana Flats 1800 E. Victory Dr. 912-344-9111 tijuanaflats.com
Totally Awesome Bar 107 B Whitaker St. 912-349-1707
Tree House 309 W. St. Julian St.
Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) 2909 River Dr. 912-354-9040 www.liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt
Tybee Island Social Club 1311 Butler Ave. 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.
Wet Willie’s 101 E. River St. 912-233-5650 wetwillies.com
MUSIC A-TOWN GET DOWN
Webb Wilder: True believer
Veteran set to rock A-Town Get Down 1991’s “Doo Dad,” before returning to indie labels, including Landslide, which, three years ago, released his latest studio outing, DECADES AFTER he was baptized by “Mississippi Moderne,” the big beat Webb Wilder remains a true The albums are eclectic affairs - somebeliever in the church of rock ‘n’ roll times rolling together R&B, blues, country, “The rock ‘n’ roll thing, the music thing, garage rock, rockabilly and ‘60s rooted there’s a real spirituality there,” Wilder pop -- and sometimes more focused, like tells us. the R&B-rooted “Mississippi Moderne” “The majesty of rock and all those focused a single style. Together, however, things. It isn’t a joke. My spirituality is all they add up a distinctive brand of rock ‘n’ tied in up it. Actually, I call it rock ‘n ‘ roll. roll. When I got in the game, if you had long “It’s roots music for rock fans and rock hair and were making music, drawing on music for roots fans,” Wilder says. “That’s all these eclectic sources -- like Van Morthe Rolling Stones, right? The Faces, rison, doing his version of r&b -- it was rock Badfinger, the Beatles, the Stones, Hank ‘n ‘ roll.” Williams, Merle Haggard, Arthur Conley For the in-crowd, it’s still called rock ‘n’ and ‘Sweet Soul Music’ are never off of my roll. And Wilder’s played it for years and mind… The Band, NRBQ, the Fabulous years. Thunderbirds, Rockpile. All of them...I Three decades ago, Wilder turned loose realized a one point that all my heroes are “It Came From Nashville,” a ear-catching anti-heroes and I’m aspiring to something slab o’ wax that instantly made him a rock that doesn’t exist in the music world, the ‘n’ roll contender. Nine albums, a handful middle ground.” of movies and a stint as one of the first satAnd Wilder has never stopped working ellite radio disc jockeys later, Wilder is still at his craft, whether it’s songwriting -- he out playing shows. recently spent a week writing with the legJohn Webb McMurray, the man who endary Dan Penn -- or playing guitar. became Webb Wilder, grew up in Hatties“Some of it is inclination, but I think burg, Miss., was hooked on music and cow- obsession is a lot of it,” he says. “If you look boys as a kid, got a $17.50 mail-order Sears at the great songwriters, they’re obsessed guitar from his mom and, by the late ‘70s, with writing songs. The great guitar playwas in a band called The Drapes. ers are obsessed with playing guitar. I’m After a short-lived move to Austin, not putting myself in that category. But McMurray settled in Nashville in 1982 my hand hurts right now from playing where he starred in a friend’s short mysguitar. I have this awful habit of slouchtery/comedy, “Webb Wilder: Private ing in this arm chair that wasn’t meant for Eye” that became a hit on the USA Netplaying guitar and sitting there and playwork’s “Night Flight” show -- and a rock ‘n’ ing, watching TV. I’ve always been a singer, roll persona was born. a frontman, a clown of sorts who plays “I think I kind of knew I would always guitar.” do it then,” Wilder says. “By the time I He’s still a disc jockey of sorts. One of donned the hat and became Webb Wilder, the first deejays hired by XM Radio, where I’d waffled a couple times. But by that time, he worked on the progressive country I’d been through the looking glass a little channel, Wilder now hosts an Americana and kind of knew what I’d be doing. countdown show on WMOT, the Nashville “It’s tough to have a life and a career. area’s first Americana station. His show, The best thing you can do is make them “The List” can be heard at 2 p.m. Fridays one and the same. It think of the old coun- and 7 a.m. Saturdays streaming at rootsratry singers who had nice homes here, but dio.com. they lived on the bus in their driveway,” Wilder ventures regularly ventures out he said. “The irony is I thought it would be of Nashville, mostly to the east and north. impossible. You had a better chance then He made his first trip to the West Coast in than you do now.” more than two decades last year -- “On the Living by his credo -- “Work Hard, way there, I have images from ‘Lonesome Rock Hard, Eat Hard, Sleep Hard, Wear Dove’ with the arrows and Conestoga wagGlasses If You Need ‘Em,” -- funny showons” he says. man Wilder rode the late ‘80s/early ‘90s And he says, like any true believer, he’ll roots rock scare with a pair of major take those journeys to spread the faith in rock n’ roll. CS label outings, 1989’s “Hybrid Vigor” and
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BY L. KENT WOLGAMOTT
PHOTO BY DAVID MCCLISTER
CULTURE THE ART•BEAT OF SAVANNAH
saturation BY RACHAEL FLORA
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BETSY CAIN has lived on the edge of the marsh on Bonaventure Road for over twenty years. Her proximity to the marsh informs her work in “saturation,” up now at Laney Contemporary. “The marsh is one of the phenomenal ecosystems of the world,” Cain asserts. “It affects us all.” “saturation” presents a variety of different methods Cain uses in her paintings, including some experimentation with shredded yupo paper that happened completely by accident. “I was playing around with the paper and I got a blob, so I took a razor blade to get the blob off and I ended up scraping the first layer,” Cain explains. “I thought, that looks really good!” Yupo is a laminate paper, so the shreds come from lifting both the laminate and the painted surface. The shredded paper hangs down in rivulets that clump together. “I’ve been experimenting with different 24 widths of the shreds,” she says. “Activating
the effect of that, in relationship to the painted image, it has its own physics. You can groom these; you can straighten the shreds out somewhat. I like it when it’s a little tangled—it simulates the marsh rack.” One of her oil paintings uses broad, swirling strokes of silver and graphite to simulate the depth of the marsh. “This is very much a marsh painting,” Cain explains. “We swim in our creek and for years have removed rack from the marsh that smudges the marsh grass. It collected a lot of dead rack that comes. This is very much about walking through that channel at low tide. You can’t walk in the marsh without water or you’ll get stuck. People panic when they sink—it feels like quicksand.” One of her latest experiments is painting gouache on primed d’arches paper, a technique that allows for easy layering. “The linear aspect, I can see my paintings going in this direction. Look how much you can say with line,” she enthuses. “To me, it looks like a landscape. I do gouache every now and then—it’s just an exploratory thing with line. I like what it Clockwise from top left: under water, confluence, my forest #1, an installation shot of the suggests spatially.” gallery, and when the foxes get married. PHOTO S COURTESY OF LANEY CONTEMPORARY. Cain likes to pair up pieces or present them in groups.
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the piece for presentation. “I think my works have a figurative component even when they’re abstract. When it’s turned sideways, it looks like a silhouette,” Cain says, gesturing to a painting. “Invariably, the painting ends up working almost in all directions. I finished it like this, but I posted it on Facebook and asked which way, and the interaction is very curious. People are really strong about which choice they make.” Cain also worked on the mirrored wall room in Laney Contemporary, an invitation extended to all artists who show there. “Some artists may not be able to work with it because it’s challenging, but it’s also exciting,” she notes. “I knew immediately that I would soap it.” Using a mixture of Ivory soap and distilled water, Cain painted the mirrored surface to create a smudged, dreamy look.
Experience this Savannah landmark at the Jepson Center in the Historic District!
“saturation” is up through April 21. Cain will give a talk April 19 at 6 p.m. Laney Contemporary is at 1810 Mills B Lane Blvd and is open Wed.-Fri. 11 am.-5 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
TELFAIR.ORG/BONAVENTURE Jack Leigh; Midnight, Bonaventure Cemetery, 1993; gift of the artist, 2002.2.1; © Jack Leigh Gallery. Jeff Markowsky; Path of Light, 2017; loaned by the artist. O. Pierre Havens; Bonaventure, after 1869; stereograph, loaned by Bill Raines.
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“There’s a relationship established, but they’re like fraternal twins,” she explains. “If you get stuck on one painting, you can move to the next. Whatever’s working here, this panel kind of informs this panel. It extends the narrative. I usually separate them at the end and look at the painting as a final piece. I add touches that make it its own. I like the dialogue, I like the film quality. You can read it like that so it has a span of time and motion.” The use of color is particularly striking. “The palette sometimes just starts with one color laid down as an undertone or a series of random marks.” Cain muses “The choice of that color, depending on the type of color, determines what’s added to it. The palette comes from that. Sometimes the choices come randomly. I’m very interested in limited palettes that have a real resonance. I call them retinal resonances—if you close your eyes, sometimes you get a duality.” Cain’s willingness to shake things up helps keep her work fresh. She occasionally posts pictures of her work on Facebook and solicits opinion on how she should rotate
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OPENINGS & RECEPTIONS
the corner and floor, and even found in unexpected places like the museum’s front desk and staircase. Through July 1. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
EXPLORATIONS IN PRINTMAKING: THE SOUTHERN FLOWERS SERIES — Laurie Derby’s show comes from a love of flowering plants. April 18-June 5. starlanddining.com/ index2.php#/home/. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st St.
MOVING MOUNTAINS — SCAD Museum of Art presents “Moving Mountains,” an exhibition by artist Yang Fudong. An important figure in the contemporary art scene and independent cinema movement in China, Fudong’s films and photographic work, often derived from traditional Chinese painting, examine tensions between urban and rural, historic and present, worldliness and intellectualism. Through July 8. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
OUT OF EDEN- MY LYME: SCAD MFA THESIS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION — In her Out of Eden – My Lyme body of work, Ora Hasenfratz investigates the therapeutic function of photography and explores ways to reveal a disease that has no visible signs. free Sat., April 21, 6-9 p.m. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. SOMETHING WE SHOULD KNOW — “Something We Should Know” exposes a real current problem that U.S. combat veterans have for a long time. Their bodies have left the war but they have to continuously fight against PTSD. Fri., April 20, 6 p.m. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. THE ART OF RICHARD LAW WITH A SPRING OF SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY — Richard Law presents his work. April 22-June 22. firstname.lastname@example.org. Raw IImage, 113 E. Montgomery Cross Rd.
CONTINUING EXHIBITS BETTY NATHAN: JEWELS FROM THE PAST — As the daughter of a junk man, collecting became natural for Betty Nathan. Building upon detail after detail became part of each story. Weaving her collectibles into her drawings became her passino, and creating her unique style of collaging became her legacy. Through April 30. Roots Up Gallery, 412-C Whitaker Street.
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BONAVENTURE: A HISTORIC CEMETERY IN ART — Steeped in art and history, Bonaventure Cemetery is one of Savannah’s most scenic locales, attracting visitors since the early 19th century. Drawn from Telfair’s and others’ collections, this exhibition includes paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture inspired by or connected to the cemetery. Through Sep. 23. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. CANVAS — An exhibition celebrating the artistic talents of Savannah’s youth will open to the public at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center on April 15. Over a dozen works in mediums ranging from painting to live performances will be presented. Through May 18. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.
CARRIE MAE WEEMS: SEA ISLAND SERIES — Considered one of the most influential contemporary artists, Carrie Mae Weems (American, b. 1953) has continued 26 to explore the African American experience
‘Something We Should Know’ show at Sulfur Studios highlights veterans’ struggles with PTSD.
throughout her career. The Sea Islands series made between 1991-1992 comprises blackand-white photographs with lyrical, folkloric texts devoted to Gullah-Geechee communities. Through May 6. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. COME RAIN OR COME SHINE — The artwork by Elmer Ramos and Ben Tollefson is a whimsical interpretation of local weather patterns such as short bursts of afternoon rain, common in the summer months in Savannah. Through May 6. judgerealty.com/. Judge Realty, 347 Abercorn St. EAST MEETS WEST: THREE WEAVERS IN THE SAORI WAY — Explore the work of Suzanne Hokanson, Treesa Germany, and Deborah Brooks. Each weaver independently encountered free-style weaving or Saori where self-expression, experimentation and serendipitous discovery are valued. While in traditional weaving regularity and uniformity are important, in Saori weaving there are no mistakes- only beauty without intention. Through June 30. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. FADE INTO BLACK — Pia Camil lives and works in Mexico City. “Fade into Black” is curated by Humberto Moro, SCAD curator of exhibitions. Through July 15. May Poetter Gallery (SCAD), 342 Bull St. GROUNDED — Telfair Museums will feature a commissioned work titled Grounded by Adolfo Alvarado, a Savannah-based artist whose work incorporates calligraphic text, expansive swirls, and multiple layers of paint to create complex compositions that reference both medieval illuminated texts and graffiti culture. Grounded will explore a resident alien’s journey through past and present experiences, influenced by Alvarado’s upbringing in
Mexico’s Ciudad Juaréz, a city whose vibrant culture and notorious violence continue to impact his work. Through Aug. 19. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. HUSH — Toni-Lyn Keller’s series portrays the silencing of strong women. Through May 23. In Vino Veritas, 102 E. Liberty St. I DID IT AGAIN — SCAD Museum of Art presents “I Did It Again,” an exhibition of four re-configured installations by Italian multimedia artist Paola Pivi. The artist works in many international contexts and uses various media, including photography, video, sculpture and installation, often employing a playfulness in her practice to explore darker themes. Through Aug. 19. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. ISOLAND — Chenyi Sun’s exhibition explores the experience of loneliness as it relates to the modern urban environment. Sun’s meticulously rendered subjects and environments are an examination into the phenomenon of isolation despite the increasing population in urban centers. Through April 27. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. KAREN BRADLEY — Karen Bradley is a contemporary, figurative realist oil painter based in Savannah. Her paintings focus on portraiture and figurative subject matter. Through April 30. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. LIVESTRONG SAVANNAH — SCAD Museum of Art presents “LIVESTRONG Savannah,” an installation by New York-based artist Christopher Chiappa. The artist transforms the museum lobby into an all-consuming invasion of eggs; thousands of illusionistic, hand-made sculptures of sunny-side-up, fried eggs are suspended on the walls, dripping to
MYRTLE JONES: HER SAVANNAH EXPERIENCE — Myrtle Jones (January 23, 1913 – February 15, 2005) was an artist whose paintings commonly featured streetscapes and architecture of Savannah, Georgia, as well as portraits. These are the last remaining works from the Myrtle Jones estate. Through May 11. Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty, 417 Whitaker St. NO ACCESS — SCAD Museum of Art presents “No Access,” a large-scale outdoor installation by artist Tom Burr. The artist draws contextual links to urban aesthetics and subcultures, minimalist art and avantgarde film. Through Sep. 17. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. PAUL STEPHEN BENJAMIN: REINTERPRETING THE SOUND OF BLACKNESS — Paul Stephen Benjamin (American, b. 1966) is a conceptual artist whose work is a meditation on the color black, specifically as an entry point into discussions of identity, race, and masculinity. Benjamin creates multilayered and large-scale sculptures and video installations, incorporating history, text, and popular culture. This solo presentation at Telfair Museums will be the artist’s largest presentation to date and includes largescale video installation, sculpture, and new site-specific works. Through May 6. telfair. org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PSYCHIC KNIFE — Stephen Napoles utilizes vintage magazines from all over the world to create surreal, kaleidoscopic and sometimes comical collages. Through May 27. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. REMEMBERING THE GREAT WAR — In honor of the centennial anniversary of the signing of the Armistice of World War I, the City of Savannah presents “Remembering the Great War.” On display at City Hall through December 2018, “Remembering the Great War” commemorates the contributions and sacrifices made by citizens of Savannah during World War II. Through Dec. 31. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.
FOOD & DRINK EPICUROPEDIA
Cow by Bear: Pop-up perfection
BY LINDY MOODY
You guessed it: That’s Chef Po Bear himself. At right, ‘Beauty and the Beets,’ and below it the ‘Hawaii P-O’ pork belly dish.
Girls villain Mojo Jojo, he adds tequila and lime which lends the drink a refreshing kick, and makes it a flawless introduction to the night ahead. Paired with the first course, Ode to Spring, was a light Chardonnay to match the delicate flavor of the masterpiece. Featured was creamy fennel risotto topped with confit chicken, crispy new potatoes, and a herb salad. The idea is to “dig for your potatoes like they are from the garden,” Michael said as he explained why the beautiful new potatoes were hidden beneath the bright green herb salad resting over the entire dish. The showstopper of this course was truly the fennel risotto; the fennel brightened the velvety rice and a brown butter and chicken broth au jus enveloped every grain with the sumptuous taste of succulent briny chicken gravy. The risotto is one of Chef Po Bear’s special recipes, he boasts, “I have been told I make a mean risotto, and it is one of my favorite ways to play around with new flavors.” His confidence is justified because, though an extremely difficult dish for even the most seasoned chefs to cook properly,
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HAVE YOU ever had dinner served by a bear? For a few select locals the answer, odd as it may be, is yes. But how is it possible that a bear serve you dinner, and five courses at that? Simply, Savannah’s newest and coolest pop-up restaurant: Cow by Bear. And if you are not in the know about what it means to be a pop-up restaurant, let me explain. Traditionally, a pop-up is a temporary restaurant in a secret location that serves food for a limited time period. Savannah’s newest culinary comrade, Cow by Bear, is flipping the concept on its head by offering guests an experience like no other — all five courses are created and served by a bear: Chef Po Bear himself. Savannah’s Cow by Bear is not the first location, and several other Chef Bears are hosting their own pop-ups in San Diego and Seattle. Chef Po Bear explains why Savannah was so lucky to be included in the Chef Bears’ dinners: “Savannah had the right kind of acceptance and quirkiness that makes us feel at home. With the culinary scene continuously evolving, where better than here to start something different and new?” As for Chef Po Bear’s menu, he explains that “growing up in the mountains of France, my family and I lived by the seasons. As I’ve grown into a chef, I’ve used the seasons as the place to start a foundation for a new dish.” The Welcome Course, the Hawaii P-O, is “based on Chef Po’s trip to Hawaii...and a dish that was served with Spam,” our dinner host and mixologist, Michael Peterson, explains as the course is served. Pork belly is the star of the dish, served sliced and so tender it barely stays on the fork. The nod to Spam came with the seasoning of the pork, which somehow Chef Po Bear imparts with a wink of classic salty Spam flavor without overpowering the entire dish, as the classic canned meat so often does. Paired with the fragile pork is a complex yellow curry, vibrant pickled green apple, and invigorating fresh cilantro. The drink pairing, a creation by Michael, was his take on the classic Silver Monk, a cucumber, mint, and yellow chartreuse libation. Inspired by the Powerpuff
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the risotto he created could be pictured in the dictionary next the definition. Beauty and The Beets was served as the second course, and is the favorite of both Chef Po Bear and Michael. As he proudly placed down each plate, Michael explained the Chef “tried to take on an ugly vegetable and dress it up into the belle of the ball.” Delicate hand folded tortelloni filled with a striking purple beet filling were presented wading in a shallow pool of lemon oil, and resting atop the al dente pasta was a sprinkling a poppy seeds, pea shoots, shaved candy striped beets, and pickled golden beets. The golden beets were most surprising, tricking the palate into thinking it was eating candy. As for the filling, the tender beet stuffing was nutty, without even the slightest hint of what can be an overbearing earthy taste that beets can so often have. A 21-day dry-aged ribeye cap, the Cow by Bear, was the pinnacle of the show. As the table sat and waited, drinking Chef Po Bear’s favorite rum, the sound of sizzling marbled steak drove everyone at the table crazy. With a caramelized crust and warm red medium-rare center, the prized cut of meat had a developed beef flavor due to the long dry age. Roasted sunchokes rested elegantly next to the steak, and tasted
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reminiscent of a potato; perched on the hunk of beef came a nest of crispy carrots and onions. To finish, the dessert, dubbed Milk and Honey, was that of a dream. It “features two of Chef Po Bear’s favorite flavors of all time,” Michael told the table, but it also featured almost every texture you could imagine. Crunchy, creamy, gooey, sticky, sweet, salty, are just some of the things you can expect from the symphony made with two types of honeycomb, yogurt panna cotta, crispy sweet cream, chocolate ganache, dulce de leche, and bee pollen. It is rare to find a skillful chef that can create a balanced yet delicious dessert, many restaurants have both a pastry chef for the task. Just like the seasons that Chef Po Bear so adores, the menu is set to change as seasonal ingredients change. He even plans to switch up the “Cow”, claiming “while it is still in rotation here, I’ll be mixing it up a bit and giving people a reason to come back and try something new every time.” So how do you get a seat at the select 14 person table of Cow by Bear, especially considering the location is a secret and there is not a telephone number to call? A little digging online and a quick email can get you on the list. CS
FILM LOCAL CINEMA
Banff on the road
BY JIM MOREKIS
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EACH YEAR, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada, holds one of the world’s premier film fests: The Banff Mountain Film Festival. Then they take the show on the road. With stops in over 500 communities and over 40 countries, this weekend the Banff Mountain Film Fest World Tour makes its regular visit to Savannah. For well over a decade, the main sponsor of our regional edition of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has been Half-Moon Outfitters, a Charleston S.C.-based regional chain with a store on Broughton Street in Savannah. Just down the street from Half-Moon is where the Festival is held here each year, at the historic Lucas Theatre. Katherine P. Smith works in the Charleston location of Half-Moon and is tasked with organizing this leg of the Banff Mountain Film Fest World Tour. “We like to be a part of each community we have a store in, and we want to give back to those communities,” Smith says. “It’s a really fun evening for anybody who feels inspired by the outdoors and the outdoors lifestyle. It’s not just a bunch of extreme sports, though there’s a little of that. These are inspiring adventure films that are great for students or for your 85-year-old neighbor,” she says. “Sometimes the best way to impart some environmental protection education is to inspire people to do more things outside.” While the World Tour must conform to the Banff Centre’s strict quality guidelines, regional festival organizers have some latitude. “There are hundreds of entries, and then Banff sends a number of films out on the road. We’re allowed to curate the list down further to be appropriate for the individual region,” Smith says. “For example, in Canada they really love their ski films, but we only show a couple here in the South. We could easily do several nights of nothing but ski films if we wanted,” she says. “In the Southeast, we feature anything to do with this area of course, but also
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with surfing, with paddling, and with kayaking.” Whatever the film, the focus is on the accessibility of nature all around us. “These don’t have to be epic, deathdefying challenges. I’ve always found that the best films are about everyday people,” Smith says. Because of the very high level of cinematography in the films on tour, the Banff Centre has stringent requirements as to what kinds of projection equipment can be used at World Tour venues. Depending on the location, sometimes the Banff Mountain Film Fest World Tour has to rent equipment. Luckily, Smith says, the Lucas Theatre is already good to go and no new equipment is needed. “The Lucas Theatre has always been fabulous for us,” Smith says. “They are one of our favorite venues. The facility and the staff are always so helpful.” CS
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BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR Fri., April 20, 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts
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Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs
OO Critics have often been accused of unfairly dissing a movie because it’s not the one they imagined in their head, placing the finished product at a disadvantage for not satisfying any preconceived notions of where the story should have gone. Perhaps there’s some validity in that charge. Take, for instance, the new Dwayne Johnson action spectacular Rampage. It’s based on a 1980s video game in which an enormous ape, an oversized wolf and a gigantic reptile wreak havoc on various American cities. A film version is naturally going to follow suit, but that nevertheless didn’t prevent me from wanting the filmmakers to retain the gorilla and axe the other critters. It wouldn’t have made for a very faithful movie, but it might have made for a more involving one. That’s basically because the heart of this picture rests in the relationship between Davis Okoye (Johnson), a primatologist at the San Diego Wildlife Sanctuary, and George, an albino silverback gorilla who basically qualifies as the human-hating Davis’s BFF. Through some serious pilfering from Mighty Joe Young, the early sequences establish a nice rapport between Davis and George (Jason Liles is the actor under the motion-capture CGI), and watching these two pal around in the manner of Clint and Clyde in Every Which Way But Loose wouldn’t be the worse way to spend two hours (and like Clyde, George also has a predilection for flipping that middle finger). Unfortunately for George, he’s exposed to a serum initially developed by Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to aid humankind but nabbed by ruthless CEO Claire Wyden (Malin Ackerman) to sell as a biological weapon. The serum, which not only
super-sizes its recipients but also triggers rage, ends up also infecting a wolf and an alligator. The three beastly behemoths then head to Chicago, with only Davis, Kate and a gregarious government agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, pouring a thick Southern accent onto his characterization as if it were syrup on pancakes) there to stop them from completely leveling the city. As far as video-game adaptations go, Rampage is one of the better ones, although that of course isn’t really saying anything. An amusing gag or quip manages to occasionally stick the landing, but the plot particulars are rarely more developed than those found in, well, an arcade game. Johnson coasts on his charm, the talented Harris (superb in Moonlight) is largely wasted, and Ackerman is an interesting choice to play a villain (far less successful is Jake Lacy as her simple-minded brother and partner-in-crime). George is a magnificent visual effect, but the other monsters are rather ridiculous, and watching them demolish buildings (and each other) during the climax makes for a particularly protracted slog. Rampage aspires to be dumb fun, and that’s fine – we can always use films of that nature. It’s just a shame the fun too often takes a backseat to the dumb.
ISLE OF DOGS
OOO\ It probably doesn’t need to be reiterated, but here goes anyway. Despite a rating that allows for the admission of children, despite the animated nature of the piece, and despite the focus on our cuddly canine companions, Isle of Dogs is decidedly not one for the kiddies. In a pinch, parents are in fact probably better off taking their youngsters to Fifty Shades Freed than the latest from Wes Anderson – at least in that film, there are
no shots of a dog’s skeletal remains, the result of nobody being able to get the poor mutt’s locked cage door open. On the other hand, adults are encouraged to check out Isle of Dogs at their earliest convenience. Anderson’s first film since his grandly entertaining gem The Grand Budapest Hotel is a dazzling and heady achievement, employing quirky animation to relate its tale of a futuristic Japan in which all dogs have been confiscated to nearby Trash Island after a canine-related virus has swept through the country. The fascistic ruling class ultimately seeks to kill, not just quarantine, all dogs, with only a pro-dog professor (Akira Ito), his dedicated assistant (Yoko Ono!) and his courageous students seeking to thwart this insidious agenda. For his part, a little boy named Atari (voiced by Koyu Rankin) misses his dog Spots and sets out to Trash Island on a rescue mission. Upon arrival, he encounters resistance from a gruff stray named Chief (Bryan Cranston) but receives assistance from a quartet of former pets (Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Bob Balaban). Naturally, the one student who rallies the others to save the dogs is American (Greta Gerwig), but aside from this opening for charges against the usual “white savior” syndrome exhibited in movies, Isle of Dogs is otherwise too fantastical to be compared to any real-world parallels. The stop-motion animation is even more impressive than that displayed in Anderson’s previous romp in this realm, 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, and the multifaceted plot continually branches out in imaginative and unexpected ways. Canines will understandably object to the phrase, but Isle of Dogs is clearly the cat’s meow. CS
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ACTIVISM & POLITICS
DRINKING LIBERALLY 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. third Thursday of every month. (912) 341-7427. livingliberally. org/drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. 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. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook.com/groups/SAVlibertarians.
WHAT IN THE WELL IS GOING ON WITH OUR WATER? Forever Tybee, a non-partisan community organization, hosts a potluck dinner and program featuring panelists Dr. Clark Alexander, Deatre Denion, Kevin Clark, and Mayor Jason Buelterman. Free and open to the public Thu., April 19, 6:30 p.m. Old Tybee School (Cafeteria), 204 Fifth Street. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.
AUDITIONS AND CALLS FOR ENTRIES
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. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR TEDXSAVANNAH Speaker applications open Monday, Nov. 20 for the 2018 TEDxSavannah, scheduled for May 11, 2018. For details, go to tedxsavannah.com on Nov. 20 or visit the TEDxSavannah Facebook page. Ticket sales begin March 12. Through May 11. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE SAVANNAH Vignette Savannah is looking for contributors in writing and photography! vSav’s tagline is “Indulging in Savannah’s most coveted decor, design, & awe-inspiring spaces.” Contribute to the blog and social media channels with your writing and/ or photography (credit will be given) featuring restaurants, coffee shops, or any other creative spaces and design you find inspiring! Preference will be given to students/professionals that can be consistent contributors-- build a portfolio with the vSav blog and on its social media channels and gain a reference in the
process! Visit vignettesavannah.com and email Anita at vignettesavannah@gmail. com to express your interest! ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR YOUTH ART CONTEST Young people across Chatham County ages one to eighteen are invited to submit. Artwork must be dropped off at Starlandia on or before May 1st. Winners of the Youth Art Contest will be announced on May 4th during First Fridays in Starland, May 4th from 6pm to 9pm. Categories for the Youth Art Contest include age, medium, technique, concept, and judges choice. Additionally, all participants will receive a coupon for discounts on future art supplies. Submitted artwork will be displayed at Starlandia during the contest and into May. Through May 1. starlandiasupply.com. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. CALL FOR JESUS-YESHUA PRODUCTION CLUB AND VIDEO CREW Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR LOCAL PRODUCTS AND RETAILERS FOR COHEN’S RETREAT
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Armstrong University Chorale and Vocal Chamber Ensemble Featuring Armstrong Campus students. $6.00 TUE., APRIL 24, 7:30 P.M. 912-344-2801. ARTS.MARKETING@ARMSTRONG.EDU. ARMSTRONG CAMPUS, GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, 11935 ABERCORN ST.
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Friday at the Forge
Fort blacksmiths are going to heat up some metal. Come and learn all about how a blacksmiths forge works. As they work the hot metal they will also be casting musket balls. $5-$9 FRI., APRIL 20, 4 P.M. GASTATEPARKS.ORG/FORTMCALLISTER/. FORT MCALLISTER HISTORIC PARK, 3894 FORT MCALLISTER RD.
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ONSITE BOUTIQUE SHOP Cohen’s Retreat, a historic destination for art, food and community located in Savannah’s famed Moon River District, is seeking specialty retailers interested in placing their locally or regionally-made products in its onsite boutique shop, Brown Dog Market. Cohen’s Retreat is refreshing its product lines at Brown Dog Market to feature more of a mix of mainstream local products to include with their current artisan products. Retailers who would like access to some of Savannah’s largest neighborhoods located in and near the Moon River District are encouraged to apply for shelf space. Interested retailers should reach out to Colleen Smith at email@example.com or by calling 912.355.3336, ext. 4. Please include product name(s), description, price point, availability, contact information and any other essential details. ongoing. Cohen’s 32 Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd.
CALL FOR MUSICIANS FOR EFFINGHAM COUNTY ORCHESTRA Effingham Community Orchestra is now accepting additional musicians. Instruments included are winds, orchestral strings and orchestral percussion. For information contact the Director at www. effinghamcommunityorchestra.org or call 912-826-5300 ext. 110. ongoing. No physical address given, none. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS IN PTSD STUDY Are you a recent combat veteran experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS
study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none. 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. ON::VIEW ARTIST RESIDENCY CALL FOR PROPOSALS The ON::VIEW residency will provide a free,
high visibility studio space for an artist to complete a four week project in the front lobby of Sulfur Studios. We are currently accepting applications for the following residency periods: Residency period 5: June 12th - July 8th. Residency period 6: July 10th - August 5th. Residency period 7: August 14th - September 9th. Artists may work in any medium suitable to the space. Successful applicants will propose a project that will engage the community over the course of the residency period. Applications are due May 5th, 2018 by 11:59pm. VISIT http://sulfurstudios.org/onview-residencyapp/ TOAPPLY $25 application fee Through May 5. 912. 231. 7105. info@sulfurstudios. org. sulfurstudios.org/onview-residencyapp/. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. RELIGIOUS ETHNIC ARTISTS NEEDED Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for
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sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 2363154; email: firstname.lastname@example.org ongoing. No physical address given, none. TELL US YOUR GHOST STORY? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. email@example.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.
SAVANNAH RACE FOR THE CURE The 10th annual Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure raises funds for local programs and research to save lives. Registrants who donate or fundraise $100 or more will receive a special 10th Anniversary Commemorative Pin on Race Day. Register and donate at www.komencoastalgeorgia. org/race. $35-$100 Sat., April 21, 7 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. komencoastalgeorgia.org/race. Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street.
CLASSES, CAMPS & WORKSHOPS
ART, MUSIC, PIANO, VOICE COACHING Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. BASIC SELF DEFENSE Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. BEADING CLASSSES AT EPIPHANY BEAD & JEWELRY STUDIO Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. epiphany.indiemade.com. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNER’S AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES Every Tuesday, starting on March 20th, Savannah Speech and Hearing will host Instructor Crystal Clarkson as she teaches ASL-1 beginner American sign languages classes. Classes will span March 20 through May 8, 2018 through an 8-week course every Tuesday from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. The cost is $85 for 8 weeks which does not include the book “Signing Naturally Units 1-6” by Cheri Smith. Class sizes are limited to 15 people. Register by filling out the form at http://speechandhearingsav. org/events/new-beginners-sign-languageclass-march-20th-through-may-8th-2018 and dropping it off or mailing to Savannah Speech & Hearing. $85 Tue., April 24, 6-7:30 p.m. 912-355-4601. speechandhearingsav. org/events/new-beginners-sign-language-
class-march-20th-through-may-8th-2018. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. BEGINNER’S JEWELRY STUDIO BEGINNERS JEWELERS STUDIO Our beginning class focuses on building a strong skill set for jewelry making. You will jump right into soldering, fabricate a bezel setting (one of the most popular ways to set a stone) and learn rock solid ring making strategies. Contact Christina at christina@dreamcatstudio. com for questions $300 Thu., April 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@ dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. email@example.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. BOATER SAFETY COURSE This course will cover all required equipment and laws to operate in Georgia waters. This course is a legal requirement for anyone born after January 1, 1998 that wants to operate any type of watercraft in Georgia waters. All students must bring or know their Social Security Number to receive a Boater Education Card upon passing the Boater Safety Exam. Class size is limited to 30 participates with no one under the age of 12. third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. 912-264-7237. gooutdoorsgeorgia.com. savannahmall. com/. Chatham County Marine Patrol and Georgia Department of Natural Resources Rangers will be offering a free Boater Safety Course. This course will cover all required equipment and laws to operate in Georgia waters. This course is a legal requirement for anyone born after January 1, 1998 that wants to operate any type of watercraft in Georgia waters. All students must bring or know their Social Security Number to receive an ID card upon passing the Boater Safety Exam. third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-264-7237. gooutdoorsgeorgia.com. savannahmall. com/. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. 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. CAREGIVING 101 The free one-hour class is designed to raise awareness of the importance of selfcare by exploring the physical, emotional, psychological and social components of caregiving. Learn tips to deal with the many challenges and gain useful information on community resources. Led
by an experienced clinical professor and seasoned caregiver, any person finding themselves in the role of family caregiver would greatly benefit from this free class. Free fourth Monday of every month, noon. 912-629-1331. edelcaregiverinstitute.org. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-358-3160. 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..firstname.lastname@example.org. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912-897-7656. savannahaux.com. COUNTRY TWO STEP GROUP CLASS Country Two Step: no partner needed or experience required. 4 weeks for $40 or drop in for $15. $40 for 4 weeks Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. 612-470-6683. email@example.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. 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. DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE
Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: MonFri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha. com/NRC.html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. INTERMEDIATE JEWELER’S STUDIO This class is focused on design execution. Learn to successfully combine your skills into pieces that require multiple soldering operations, forethought, and planning. Make beautiful, wearable pieces that you love to put on day after day. Perfect for the student that has some basic experience. Christina provides a project each week to inspire your own piece. $300 Thu., April 19, 6-9:30 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@ dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. JEWELER’S GUIDED OPEN STUDIO Use our space to practice your skills and knock out your personal pieces. Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar instruction from another studio. $30 Fridays, 6 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@ dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcatstudio. com. Join us for time to practice your skills and knock out some projects you’ve been dreaming up. Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar instruction from another studio. $30 Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. 912-2898337. firstname.lastname@example.org. dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. LET’S GET BIZACAL! YOGA + HIIT Are you ready to get your heart pumping and liquid awesome flowing?! Biza will lead you through a 75 minute cardio-intensive yoga sequence with bursts of high intensity interval training for added tapas. Get ready to escape your comfort zone and burn, baby, burn! This workshop is open to yogis who love (or want to love) a balance of cardio AND yoga. $18 in advance | $20 day Fri., April 20, 5:45-7 p.m. 912-3492756. email@example.com. facebook.com/events/348681418872096/. savannahpoweryoga.com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs
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that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. MICROSOFT WORD 2016 COMPUTER COURSE This 3-day Microsoft® Word 2016 Computer Course teaches you how to work with business documents such as letters, forms, and newsletters. Attendees will acquire fundamental concepts and skills and build on this foundation as they progress throughout the course. Course Topics Include: Lesson 1: Getting Started Lesson 2: Manipulating Text Lesson 3: Formatting Text and Paragraphs Lesson 4: Formatting Documents to Print Lesson 5: Distributing Documents Lesson 6: Using Tables Lesson 7: Working with Illustrations Lesson 8: Working with References $99 Sat., April 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-4433012. continuinged@savannahtech. edu. savannahtech.edu/pce-computer. savannahtech.edu/. Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd. MONTHLY SATSANG We will use The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele as our guide. Each month, one of our SPY teachers will lead the discussion and help us reflect on, discuss and assimilate their meaning into our 21st century lives. These gatherings are intended to be a dialogue and an inquiry into how we can align ourselves with these principles and bring them into our thoughts and actions. No asana practice, we will sit for discussion. Please dress comfortably, bring your ideas and a journal. $20 drop in | $150 for all ten sessions Wed., April 18, 7:15-8:30 p.m. 912-3492756. email@example.com. facebook.com/events/951706225006434/. savannahpoweryoga.com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. MUSIC LESSONS AND CLASSES: ALL INSTRUMENTS, ALL AGES Portman’s Music Academy offers private lessons on piano, guitar (electric, acoustic, classical), mandolin, ukulele, banjo, bass guitar, drums, percussion, voice, clarinet, saxophone (alto and tenor), oboe, flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, DJ, Pro Logic, Composition, Ear Training, violin, viola, and cello. Group classes for beginner piano and guitar. Music Adventures for ages 5 to 7. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic. com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. 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. 91234 388-1806. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Tuesdays 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. email@example.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 912-961-7021 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. westbroadstreetymca.org. 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 email@example.com, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE AND COACHING Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SAMBA SAVANNAH DRUMMING WORKSHOP Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with drumming instructor Andrew Hartzell. All ages. $10 Sundays, 2:30 p.m.
starlandiasupply.com. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and learn a choreographed routine to today’s hottest hits. Mondays at 7:30 pm. $15 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. SURFING AND UKULELE LESSONS Surfing & Ukulele Lessons and surf camps. Tybee Surf Lessons, Tybee Island/ Savannah. Email or call Turner for more info 808-385-5364. TybeeSurfLessons.com. ongoing. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. YOUTH AND TEEN AERIAL SILK CLASSES Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/ class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. firstname.lastname@example.org. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. 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 award-winning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. email@example.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, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. ongoing. fiberguildsavannah. homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah.org. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. 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.
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org. PROOFREADER’S WHISKEY CLUB Membership includes the first whiskey drink free, free monthly private whiskey tastings from various brands, 15% off the member’s bill for the year, and a personalized book card including a list of 75 whiskeys in each chapter in the DeSoto library. Library series meetings will be the last Thursday of every month and include one free guest pass per member for the year. They will pick a book from the Edgar’s P&P library to hold their personalized book card which will be used to keep track of their progress on the whiskey list. $50 ongoing. eventbrite. com/e/proofreaders-whiskey-clubtickets-42943991635. proofsavannah.com. Edgar’s Proof and Provision, 15 E. Liberty St. R.U.F.F. - RETIREES UNITED FOR THE FUTURE RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912-344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. SAFE KIDS SAVANNAH A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-4470943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. 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. careyhilliards.com. Carey Hilliard’s
6:30 p.m. 912-658-4271. l.elkin@comcast. net. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. WAVING GIRLS--SMOCKING ARTS GUILD OF AMERICA The Waving Girls welcomes smockers and all those who create fine heirloom items. At each meeting there is an opportunity to learn and share our work. The group makes over 100 “wee care” gowns for memorial hospital each year. fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912 536 1447. email@example.com. smocking.org. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.
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Attendees will enjoy a great mini-concert, learn about Savannah’s jazz history and genres, play jazz trivia for great prizes, and enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers. FREE THU., APRIL 19, 5:30 P.M. 912-657-3501. CHSGEORGIA.ORG/. THE SAVANNAH HISTORY MUSEUM, 303 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD.
(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. firstname.lastname@example.org. savannahphc. com. SAVANNAH SACRED HARP SINGERS Savannah Sacred Harp Singers welcome you to join our monthly community singing on the second Saturday of the month from 2-4pm at Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church. Sacred Harp is an American tradition of singing hymns in four part harmony. No particular religious affiliation is required or endorsed. All are welcome. No experience necessary. ongoing. Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Ave. 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. 912-656-6818. jsphmtler@ gmail.com. vvasav.com. WAVING GIRLS SMOCKING GUILD The Waving Girls Chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America the fourth Monday of the month at the Coastal Center for Developmental Services, Eisenhower and Seawright Drs. in Savannah, at 6:30 pm. Visitors are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Each month the chapter presents a program related to smocking or fine sewing. along with a “show and share” opportunity to see members creations. More information contact l.elkin@comcast. net. Free fourth Monday of every month,
ARMSTRONG UNIVERSITY CHORALE AND VOCAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT Armstrong University Chorale and Vocal Chamber Ensemble Featuring Armstrong Campus students. $6.00 Tue., April 24, 7:30 p.m. 912-344-2801. arts.marketing@ armstrong.edu. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. COASTAL JAZZ JITTERBUG KICK-OFF EVENT Attendees will enjoy a great mini-concert, learn about Savannah’s jazz history and genres, play jazz trivia for great prizes, and enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers. Free Thu., April 19, 5:30 p.m. 912-657-3501. courtney@coastaljazz. org. eventbrite.com/e/jitterbugs-kickoff-event-membership-drive-tickets43864850950?aff=efbeventtix. chsgeorgia. org/. The Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. THE LOVE & SOUL EXPERIENCE Join us Friday, April 20th at Cottonwood Suites Conference Center, Pooler, GA. for an evening of live music, entertainment, vendors, food, and more. This show will feature national recording Jazz/Soul artist Chantae Cann & Recording Artist and Founder of The Love & Soul Experience Kimberly Gunn along the LSE House Band. General Admission Tickets are $20/ VIP Tickets $40 w/food. Atriium vendors $50/ VIP vendors $75 limited spaces avaialble. Call 912-224-6084 for more information or Sponsorship opportunities. Food will be available to purchase. Local ticket outlets: Port City Pawn Shop-Hwy 80 East, Garden City, GA $25 General Admission/$40 VIP(includes food) Fri., April 20, 7-10 p.m. 912-224-6084. booking@ kimberlygunn.com. eventbrite.com/e/thelove-soul-experience-tickets-40741409653. Cottonwood Suites, 301 Governor Treutlen Dr. THE LOVE AND SOUL EXPERIENCE Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and
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Bring your dog to happy hour and get a free drink while enjoying roasted oysters in the courtyard. 4 P.M. THEGREYRESTAURANT.COM. THE GREY, 109 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD.
friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission $12 VIP third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. kimberlygunn.com. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Join the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus for an evening of love songs to stir the soul and fill the heart with joy, including Danny Boy, All You Need Is Love, If Music Be the Food of Love, The King of Love My Shepherd Is, What the World Needs Now, and other love songs from the classical, pop, and sacred genres. $25 Sat., April 21, 7:30 p.m. savannahphilharmonic.org. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St.
NRS SPRING 2018 COMPLIANCE CONFERENCE Join NRS at our Spring 2018 Conference - Compliance Agility: Risk, Resources & Technology where industry experts will address how investment adviser and brokerdealer firms can successfully navigate the disruptive currents of regulatory change and adapt agile procedures to compliance programs. Mon., April 23. 860-435-0200. accuity.lookbookhq. com/2018-nrs-spring-complianceconference/home. westinsavannah.com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive.
ALTAMAHA DELTA BIRDING EXPERIENCE Altamaha Delta Birding Experience is led by
Captain Brooks Good to the Altamaha River basin a natural area that provides a major stopping point for migrating shorebirds in spring. $75 Audubon members, $80 non-members Mon., April 23. info@ ogeecheeaudubon.org. BOXED IN/BREAK OUT ARTIST TALK Boxed In/Break Out artist Ron Longsdorf will discuss his exhibition A Sense of Home, a site-specific installation in the Jepson Center’s Barnard Street windows. Thu., April 19, 6 p.m. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. CELEBRITY DINNER & GHOST HUNT Join Chris Smith and Mike Goncalves from Destination America’s TV Show “Ghost Asylum” and “Haunted Towns” at the Moon River Brewery for dinner, autographs, meet and greet, and a live ghost hunt on every floor of the brewery.
$159 Fri., April 20, 6 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 1-800604-9101. info@ghosthuntweekends. com. ghosthuntweekends.com/moonriver. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. COMMON GROUNDS Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. facebook.com/ commongroundssavannah. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. DRINKS AFTER WORK
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This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/Drinks-afterwork/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. EARLY BIRD’S PRESERVATION WALKING TOUR OF THE LANDMARK HISTORIC DISTRICT’S EAST SIDE Take an early morning walk through one of the oldest and most varied neighborhoods to learn how historic preservation has revitalized downtown Savannah. $21 plus tax Saturdays, 8 a.m. davenporthousemuseum.org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at savannahexchange.org or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912441-6559. email@example.com. Savannahexchange.org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. FREE ADMISSION DAY Visit the historic fort for free. Sat., April 21, 9 a.m. nps.gov/fopu/. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island. FRIDAY AT THE FORGE Our fort blacksmiths are going to heat up some metal. Come and learn all about how a blacksmiths forge works. As we work the hot metal we will also be casting musket balls. $5-$9 Fri., April 20, 4 p.m. gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. GOING BANANAS! HOW FANS FIRST ENTERTAINMENT SAVED BASEBALL IN SAVANNAH Learn how marketing, social media, hilarious videos, human resources strategies, and a crazy dancing first base coach have taken a brand from skepticism to selling out and making national news. Savannah Bananas president Jared Orton will be the speaker. Thu., April 19, 8 a.m. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ongoing. 912-525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. IWORSHIP CAFE OPEN MIC NIGHT Its an evening of artistry designed to
elevate you. Come out and here positive vibes from local spoken word performers, singers, and musicians. Performers can sign up in advanced or walk-in. Free third Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. email@example.com. ticsav. com/iworship-cafe. ticsav.com. The Inheritance Center, 42 W. Montgomery Crossroads. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ PANTRY A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https://www. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/dailytours. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. SOLDIER SATURDAY The fort’s plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to spinning wool. Brace yourself as two time tested weapons face off. $5-$9 Saturdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. SOUTH ISLANDS FARMERS’ AND ARTISANS’ MARKET The South Islands Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market offers a variety of vendors, from vegetables to fine art. Thursdays, 3 p.m. Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave. 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. SPRING FLING AND FASHION SHOW The Feiler Park Neighborhood Association presents the spring fling and fashion show. $10 donation Sat., April 21, 3 p.m. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. ST. PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING All former students of St. Pius X High School are invited to attend this meeting. Meet old friends, make new friends and have a great time. Several social events are hosted throughout the year. Dues are $24 a year. third Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. Savannah Classical Academy, 705 E. Anderson. UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. third Saturday, Sunday of every month. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St. WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is a non-profit organization that provides Wilmington Island and adjacent islands’ residents with locally grown produce, baked goods, natural skincare solutions and a variety of artisan creations. Free Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. wifarmersmarket.org. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.
A-TOWN GET DOWN ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL This hands-on, family-friendly celebration of live art, music, and food truck cuisine includes a robust lineup of musical guests, including headliner Chuck Leavell, The New Familiars, Southern Avenue, Randall Bramblett, Webb Wilder, Walter Parks with Bernard Purdie, and more. Professional local and regional artists will produce live art installations and large-scale performances as well as participate in interactive workshops with attendees. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit A-TownGetDown.com. $25 Sat., April 21, 12-10 p.m. A-TownGetDown.com. Indian Street, Indian Street. EARTH DAY FESTIVAL This year marks the first year the festival is produced by the Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition (SCSC) with the support of the City of Savannah and other sponsors. Featuring exhibitions, a tree walk, workshops, and more. Sat., April 21, 11 a.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.
$8 COMMUNITY MEDITATION CLASSES Join us for breath work, guided meditation,
and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912349-2756. ADULT DANCE FITNESS Come out to the Lake Mayer Community Center and participate in “Twist & Shout.” Work out while you dance to the oldies in this fun and varied fitness class. This program is free and open to the public. Bring a yoga mat, bottled water, and a friend. FREE Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1 p.m. 912-652-6863. sedavis@chathamcounty. org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. 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. AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE Let the excitement begin as Mahogany takes you to the best staycation each and every Tuesday night to the Islands through movement and rhythm. This class will focus on the cultural movement of Afro-Caribbean dance. Get ready for hip winding and arms in the air as we explore our bodies’ rhythm through Caribbean and reggae music. $10 Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. 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 semi-private class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@ gmail.com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BALLROOM FIT Always wanted to learn how to ballroom
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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. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BEACH BODY WORKOUTS WITH LAURA 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. westbroadstreetymca.org. 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. email@example.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. BLUE WATER YOGA Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. 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. COMMUNITY TAI CHI Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art tradition that is now practiced as a 38 graceful form of exercise, performed in a
slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. All of the exercises are performed from a standing position, so please wear shoes which are comfortable for standing, and clothing which allows freedom of movement. Weather depending, the class may be held indoors or outdoors. $5 fourth Sunday of every month, 8:30 a.m. customfitcenter.com. CustomFit Center, 101-A West Park Ave. 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. email@example.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. GLUTE CAMP WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. 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 7am-10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. INSANITY LIVE WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. 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. LINE DANCE Line dance class teaches basic instructions, coordination, and dance combinations, to the rhythm of different styles of music. Line Dancing is exercise for the body & mind, and is a fun way to dance socially without a partner. Dancing styles covered in this class include Country Western, Swing, Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz & more. $10 Wednesdays, 6-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. 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. 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. POWER YOGA This is an hour of stretching your mind and body to become one, and a reset in the middle of the work week. Come experience the endless possibilities as you take yourself to the next level with Mahogany. $10 Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. PRANA YOGA Prana Yoga is a practice that integrates breathing techniques and chakra sounds into the yoga. Come experience a deep sense of grounding, learn to be present, and develop your center, passion, strength, compassion, creativity, intuition, and light. $10 Mondays, 6:45-8 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. RENAGADE WORKOUT Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. RICHMOND HILL ROADIES RUNNING CLUB A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. LADIES DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. SAVANNAH DISC GOLF Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. savannahdiscgolf.com. SAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. SHIMMY CHIC Shimmy Chic Fitness is an energetic, fun dance workout based on the ancient art of belly dance- with a modern twist. The class provides calorie-burning and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility, grace, and sense of self. No dance experience necessary. Shimmy Chic provides fun & repetitive routines suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear
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comfortable workout clothes and sneakers (you do not have to show your stomach). Open to all ages and fitness levels. $10 Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. SLIDERS WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TIMED INTERVAL TRAINING WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX CIRCUIT TRAINING WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX FUNCTIONAL TRAINING WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. VINYASA YOGA In this vinyasa yoga class you will experience dynamic movements while linking breath, building heat, and endurance. This class is open to all levels. We will explore each pose with special attention to alignment. This class will be the perfect way to start your week and stay energized. $10 Mondays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. WEIGHTED WORKOUT A 45 minute, total body workout that includes a 5 minute warm-up and a 5 minute cool-down/stretch. We will use dumbbells and steps to perform compound functional movements to maximize workout time. $10 Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. 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. YOGA WITH BIANCA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 6 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. ZUMBA Zumba Fitness is a dance fitness class for everybody and every body! With easy to follow moves, Zumba focuses on a wide variety of Latin and International rhythms. This hour long class is guaranteed to make you sweat. It’s not a workout, it’s a party. $10 Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St.
Film: The African Queen
The Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn classic remains thrilling, funny and effortlessly absorbing. $10 THU., APRIL 19, 7 P.M. 912-472-4790. ITYBEEPOSTTHEATER.ORG. TYBEE POST THEATER, 10 VAN HORNE
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/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. ZUMBA FITNESS (R) WITH APRIL Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.
FOOD & DRINK EVENTS
ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav.com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. ruedejeansavannah.com. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/. 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. email@example.com. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. FARM TRUCK 912 The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. Mercy Housing: Savannah Gardens Courtyard, 515 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410B Richards Street. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. Sheppard’s Gas and Food Mart, 1302 W. Gwinnett St. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. W.W. Law Gym, 909 E. Bolton St. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. 1 p.m. Skidaway Island, Diamond Causeway. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. 3:30 p.m. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. firstname.lastname@example.org. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.
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GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Tour & Tasting Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6 (last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday: 11-8 (last tour starts at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 2980071. 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 Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. email@example.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. OYSTER HAPPY HOUR Bring your dog to happy hour and get a free drink while enjoying roasted oysters in the courtyard. thegreyrestaurant.com. The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. PREPARE SUNDAY SUPPERS AT UNION MISSION Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. 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. WINE SAMPLING Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, 40 call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/
Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid and other public benefits (SNAP and CAPS) will be available. Please bring a government-issued ID and the most recent month’s income documents. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-661-1272. Rincon Library, 17th Street & Highway 21. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912-355-4601. speechandhearingsav. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912897-9544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services.
Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The fourweek course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. THE SAVANNAH 7-DAY DIABETES REPAIR If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. firstname.lastname@example.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. WOMENHEART OF ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER WomenHeart of St. Joseph’s/Candler welcomes women heart patients or women at risk of heart disease to its monthly support network meeting at 5:00-6:30 PM in Building #6 at the Medical Arts Center at 836 East 65th Street. For more information call 912-388-1836 or email womenheartsavannah@gmail. com Free of charge third Thursday of every month, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-388-1836. email@example.com. facebook.com/womenheartsavannah. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St.
AFTER SCHOOL DANCE BREAK YOUTH DANCE CLASS Pop in the Lake Mayer Community Center on Tuesdays and join youth dance class “After School Dance Break.” This is a recreational dance class designed to get kids moving. Dance to the latest hits and get fit at the same time. Bring bottled water and a friend. FREE Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. 912-652-6863. sedavis@chathamcounty. org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. KIDS CLUB The Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 10 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SCHOOL YEAR HOURS SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. TODDLER TIME Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature-
based theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. TODDLER TUESDAYS AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.
FIRST CITY NETWORK Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236CITY. firstcitynetwork.org. GAY AA MEETING True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. email@example.com. savannahpride.com. STAND OUT YOUTH A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912288-1034. firstname.lastname@example.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.
HISTORICAL WRITERS GUILD The HWG will endeavor to offer a variety of programs for both published and unpublished writers to promote historical fiction and creative non-fiction. All compatible and cross-genre works to historical writing are welcome. HWG is also open to hobbyist writers to enjoy a relaxed and fun environment. Annual dues $20 fourth Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m. 713907-8627. email@example.com. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave.
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NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT
BAPS CHARITIES WALK GREEN 2018 BAPS Charities Walk Green 2018 in Savannah, GA is an event to raise funds for The Nature Conservancy and other charitable activities organized by BAPS Charities. This year, BAPS Charities will support The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to plant and restore over 1.6 million acres of land by planting one billion trees by 2025 through their Plant a Billion Trees initiative. Join over 23,000 walkers in over 70 cities in North America and help us support the planting of 130,000 trees in 2018. Registration fee $5 and includes a free tshirt 5 Sun., April 22, 10 a.m.-noon. firstname.lastname@example.org. bapscharities.org/ walk18savannah. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. 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. EARTH DAY PADDLE TRIP Celebrate Earth Day with a paddle through
the marsh. Learn about our river and the coastal Georgia ecosystem and why it is important to keep it healthy. Register in advance. $20 Sun., April 22, 9 a.m. gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. FRIDAY BIRD WALKS Diana Churchill leads a migratory bird walk in Forsyth Park. Wander the park in search of migratory warblers, vireos, tanagers, buntings, flycatchers and more. Meet by the fountain at the north end of Forsyth Park at 7:45 am. Fri., April 20, 7:45 a.m. ogeecheeaudubon.org. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. GARDENING SESSION Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public third Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. GREENDRINKS SAVANNAH GreenDrinks Savannah is a social networking group initiated by local non-profits and businesses to engage community members in an informal setting. Everyone is welcome to attend and meet people interested in a more Sustainable and Greener Savannah. Check the “GreenDrinks Savannah” facebook page. Free to attend. Cash bar. third Wednesday of every month,
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5:30 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 1821 East Victory Drive. SUNSET BAT HIKE Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun. Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 Fri., April 20, 7:30 p.m. gastateparks.org/ FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.
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PETS & ANIMALS
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 Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. chathamsheriff.org. humanesocietysav. org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN FESTIVAL Meet reptiles and amphibians, play games, make crafts, get face paintings, and do archery with a park ranger. $5 parking pass Sat., April 21, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/ info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. ST. ALMO’S Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2343336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.
RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL
BAND OF SISTERS PRAYER GROUP All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. firstname.lastname@example.org. capitolcom.org/ georgia. BUDDHIST MEDITATION Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. savannahzencenter.com. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Shin Beach at email@example.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CATHOLIC SINGLES A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. diosav.org/familylifesingles. GRATITUDE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARES Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. facebook.com/ savannahgratitude. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. GUIDED SILENT PRAYER Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. JESUS YESHUA Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee @yahoo. com or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. MARITIME BETHEL “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. 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. email@example.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. PSYCHIC MEDIUM YOUR PAL, ERIN Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that
no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin.com for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org today. ongoing. Online only, none. READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, Joy Cottage behind Wesley Oak United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-233-1772. email@example.com. Wesley Oak United Methodist Church, 3124 East Victory Drive. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. and third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. 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. 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.
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. $15 Fri., April 20, 7 p.m. lucastheatre. com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FILM: HOW TASTY WAS MY LITTLE FRENCHMAN It doesn’t get more rare and obscure than this bizarre and unforgettable South American dark comedy about a Frenchman who is kidnapped by a violent tribe of Indians in Brazil, and finds himself unwillingly embroiled in their ongoing war with a neighboring tribe who is cooperating with the Portuguese. Brought to you by the PFS. $8 Wed., April 18, 8 p.m. sentientbean. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. FILM: MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO This acclaimed animated tale by director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli follows schoolgirl Satsuke and her younger sister, Mei, as they settle into an old country house with their father and wait for their mother to recover from an illness in an area hospital. $8 Thu., April 19, 8 p.m. www2. scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. FILM: SWEET COUNTRY Aborigine-produced ad directed Australian western is set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down. Presented by CinemaSavannah. $8, cash only Sat., April 21, 4 & 6:30 p.m. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 West Henry. FILM: THE AFRICAN QUEEN The Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn classic remains thrilling, funny and effortlessly absorbing. $10 Thu., April 19, 7 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater. org. tybeeposttheater.showare.com/. tybeeposttheater.org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn.
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.
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DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SATURDAY GROUP RUN OR WALK Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. firstname.lastname@example.org. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. SAV. STRIDER WEEKLY GROUP RUN OR WALK DOWNTOWN Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. savystrider.com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. SAVANNAH BIKE POLO Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo. SAVANNAH DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY Watch the Savannah Derby Devils and the Hostess City Hellions take roller derby teams from across the area. Sat., April 21, 5 & 7 p.m. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. ULTIMATE FRISBEE Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. email@example.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.
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 CONTINUES ON P. 44
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Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Join other non-paid family caregivers in a welcoming and encouraging environment on the fourth Monday of each month from 5 to 6 pm. For more information, please call 912.629.1331, or visit www. EdelCaregiverInstitute.org. fourth Monday of every month. Ruth Byck Adult Day Care Center, 3025 Bull St. This drop-in, one-hour support group provides a safe place to connect with other family caregivers who truly understand each others’ feelings, needs and concerns. Exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions, and learn about
resources available in our community. You’re not alone. fourth Monday of every month, 1:15 p.m. 912-629-1331. edelcaregiverinstitute.org. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. CHILDREN’S GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. CONNECT FOR KIDS This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.
com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. DEBTORS ANONYMOUS For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. 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
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)
In the early history of the automobile, electric engines were more popular and common than gasoline-powered engines. They were less noisy, dirty, smelly, and difficult to operate. It’s too bad that thereafter the technology for gasoline cars developed at a faster rate than the technology for electric cars. By the end of the first decade of the twentieth century, the petroleum-suckers were in ascendance. They have remained so ever since, playing a significant role in our world’s ongoing environmental degradation. Moral of the story: Sometimes the original idea or the early model or the first try is better. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you should consider applying this hypothesis to your current state of affairs.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
The Chesapeake Bay is a fertile estuary that teems with life. It’s 200 miles long and holds 18 trillion gallons of water. More than 150 streams and rivers course into its drainage basin. And yet it’s relatively shallow. If you’re six feet tall, you could wade through over a thousand square miles of its mix of fresh and salt water without getting your hat wet. I see this place as an apt metaphor for your life in the coming weeks: an expanse of flowing fecundity that is vast but not so deep that you’ll get overwhelmed.
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GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
You’ll soon arrive at a pressure-packed turning point. You’ll stand poised at a pivotal twist of fate where you must trust your intuition to reveal the differences between smart risks and careless gambles. Are you willing to let your half-naked emotions show? Will you have the courage to be brazenly loyal to your deepest values? I won’t wish you luck, because how the story evolves will be fueled solely by your determination, not by accident or happenstance. You will know you’re in a good position to solve the Big Riddles if they feel both scary and fun.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Strong softness is one of your specialties. So are empathetic rigor, creative responsiveness, and daring acts of nurturing. Now is a perfect time to summon and express all of these qualities with extra flair. If you do, your influence will exceed its normal quotas. Your ability to heal and inspire your favorite people will be at a peak. So I hereby invite you to explore the frontiers of aggressive receptivity. Wield your courage and power with a fierce vulnerability. Be tenderly sensitive as an antidote to any headstrong lovelessness you encounter.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
In 1973, Pink Floyd released the album *The Dark Side of the Moon.* Since then, it has been on various Billboard charts for over 1,700 weeks, and has sold more than 45 million copies. Judging from the astrological aspects coming to bear on you, Leo, I suspect you could create or produce a beautiful thing with a similar staying power in the next five months. What vitalizing influence would you like to have in your life for at least the next 30 years?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
I beg you to take a break sometime soon. Give yourself permission to indulge in a vacation or recess or sabbatical. Wander away on a leave of absence. Explore the mysteries of a siesta blended with a fiesta. If you don’t grant yourself this favor, I may be forced to bark “Chill out, dammit!” at you until you do. Please don’t misunderstand my intention here. The rest of us appreciate the way you’ve been attending to the complicated details that are too exacting for us. But we can also see that if you don’t ease up, there will soon be diminishing returns. It’s time to return to your studies of relaxing freedom.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Singer-songwriter Roy Orbison achieved great success in the 1960s, charting 22 songs on the *Billboard* Top 40. But his career declined after that. Years later, in 1986, filmmaker David Lynch asked him
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 Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Call for more info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. FAMILY TO FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM NAMI Savannah offers their Family to Family Education Program to families who have a loved one diagnosed with a chronic mental illness. This free 12-week class is taught by trained NAMI family volunteers, and participation and discussion is confidential. The class includes diagnosis,
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for the right to use his tune “In Dreams” for the movie *Blue Velvet.* Orbison denied the request, but Lynch incorporated the tune anyway. Surprise! *Blue Velvet* was nominated for an Academy Award and played a big role in reviving Orbison’s fame. Later the singer came to appreciate not only the career boost, but also Lynch’s unusual aesthetic, testifying that the film gave his song an “otherworldly quality that added a whole new dimension.” Now let’s meditate on how this story might serve as a parable for your life. Was there an opportunity that you once turned down but will benefit from anyway? Or is there a current opportunity that maybe you shouldn’t turn down, even if it seems odd?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You’ve been to the Land of No Return and back more than anyone. But soon you’ll be visiting a remote enclave in this realm that you’re not very familiar with. I call it the Mother Lode of Sexy Truth. It’s where tender explorers go when they must transform outworn aspects of their approach to partnership and togetherness. On the eve of your quest, shall we conduct an inventory of your capacity to outgrow your habitual assumptions about relationships? No, let’s not. That sounds too stiff and formal. Instead, I’ll simply ask you to strip away any falseness that interferes with vivacious and catalytic intimacy.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
In 1824, two British explorers climbed a mountain in southwestern Australia. They were hoping to get a sweeping view of Port Phillip Bay, on which the presentday city of Melbourne is located. But when they reached the top, their view was largely obstructed by trees. Out of perverse spite, they decided to call the peak Mount Disappointment, a name it retains to this day. I suspect you may soon have your own personal version of an adventure that falls short of your expectations. I hope -- and also predict -- that your experience won’t demoralize you, but will rather mobilize you to attempt a
new experiment that ultimately surpasses your original expectations.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Capricorn rock musician Lemmy Kilmister bragged that he swigged a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey every day from 1975 to 2013. While I admire his dedication to inducing altered states of consciousness, I can’t recommend such a strategy for you. But I will love it if you undertake a more disciplined crusade to escape numbing routines and irrelevant habits in the next four weeks. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you will have a special knack for this practical art.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Germany was one of the big losers of World War I, which ended in 1919. By accepting the terms of the Versailles Treaty, it agreed to pay reparations equivalent to 96,000 tons of gold. Not until 2010, decades after the war, did Germany finally settle its bill and fulfill its obligation. I’m sure your own big, long-running debt is nowhere near as big or as long-running as that one, Aquarius. But you will nonetheless have reason to be ecstatic when you finally discharge it. And according to my reading of the astrological omens, that could and should happen sometime soon. (P.S. The “debt” could be emotional or spiritual rather than financial.)
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
“I would rather have a drop of luck than a barrel of brains,” said the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes. Fortunately, that’s not a choice you will have to face in the coming weeks, Pisces. According to my reading of the cosmic signs, your brain will be working with even greater efficiency and ingenuity than it usually does. Meanwhile, a stronger-than-expected flow of luck will be swirling around in your vicinity. One of your main tasks will be to harness your enhanced intelligence to take shrewd advantage of the good fortune.
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crisis, relapse, medications, communication techniques, problem-solving skills, recovery, rehabilitation, and self-care. Starting date is Monday, Jan. 8 at 6pm. Reservations are necessary as space is limited. Call Lisa at 912-313-3272 or Pam at 912-401-2689. ongoing. namisavannah.org. NAMISavannah, Inc., 224 Stephenson Ave., Suite B. 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. 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. HOWARD HAND IN HAND CHILDREN’S SUPPORT GROUP Hand in Hand is a support group for children that have a family member or loved one affected by cancer. third Wednesday of every month. 912-819-5704. Hand in Hand is a support group for children that have a family member or loved one affected by cancer. For more information, call 912-8195704. third Wednesday of every month, 2 p.m. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 912-350-7845. ongoing. 912-350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave. LEUKEMIA, LYMPHOMA AND MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call or see website for info. Located in the Summit Cancer Care office at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.com. 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. 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. email@example.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. 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. 912-2337273. ongoing. 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. 912-663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS If you believe you have a problem with sex addiction (or are wondering if you might) and you want to change your behavior, we recommend that you attend a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous. The only requirement is a desire to stop your addictive sexual behavior. Meets Mondays at 7 pm. Call for venue information. ongoing. 731-412-0183. saa-recovery.org. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SISTERS NETWORK (BREAST CANCER IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY) A national organization to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer on the African American community. At the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial. Call for info. fourth Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-236-7405. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SPINAL INJURY SUPPORT GROUP Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-350-8900. 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.
BETHESDA SEEKS VOLUNTEER DOCENTS FOR NEW HISTORY MUSEUM/VISITORS CENTER Bethesda seeks volunteer docents for their new visitors center/museum. Volunteer docents needed during regular museum hours, Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Docents will share Bethesda’s rich history and inspiring legacy with visitors from across the country and around the world. ongoing. 912-3512061. Elizabeth.brown@bethesdaacademy. org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR BONAVENTURE Bonaventure Historical Society is looking for about a dozen people, each with three hours a month to spare and a willingness to meet, greet and assist visitors to Bonaventure Cemetery. Volunteer hours are 10 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Training for the visitors center and to become a BHS tour guide provided. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website, www.bonaventurehistorical.org. ongoing. savannahga.gov/cityweb/cemeteriesweb. nsf/cemeteries/bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR CARETTA RESEARCH PROJECT The Caretta Research Project still has openings for eco volunteers, ages 15 and up, to help with loggerhead sea turtle research, nesting and hatching during the busy sea turtle season, mid-May through August, on Wassaw Island in the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge near Savannah, Georgia. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old, in good health and have a positive attitude to put up with bugs, humidity and group living accommodations. The cost is $825 per person per week, which includes boat transport to and from Wassaw Island, room, board and conservation training. To
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learn more, visit carettaresearchproject. org. Through July 22. The Caretta Research Project still has openings for eco volunteers, ages 15 and up, to help with loggerhead sea turtle research, nesting and hatching during the busy sea turtle season, mid-May through August, on Wassaw Island in the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge near Savannah, Georgia. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old, in good health and have a positive attitude to put up with bugs, humidity and group living accommodations. The cost is $825 per person per week, which includes boat transport to and from Wassaw Island, room, board and conservation training. To learn more, visit carettaresearchproject.org. Sun., April 22, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 912-704-9323. wassawcrp@aol. com. carettaresearchproject.org/. Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, 694 Beech Hill Lane. 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. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ongoing. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice
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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS MARKET The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is looking for teen and adult volunteers to assist with their popular spring session. Every Saturday from now until the end of June, the WIFM will be open for local families to enjoy and the community to gather. Volunteers are needed most for Kids Club, where children color, create and play fun games. Other volunteer opportunities include preparing the market for the arrival of special guests, assisting with exciting events and closing the market after a successful day. To sign up for one of the three available time slots, please visit Sign Up Genius: WIFM Spring 2018. Through June 30. Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market, 111 Walthour Rd @ Islands Community Church. DOCENTS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FLANNERY O’CONNOR HOUSE 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. 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. 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. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN CHATHAM AND OTHER COASTAL COUNTIES 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. email@example.com. thagroup. org. 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. MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED St. Joseph’s/Candler’s St. Mary’s Health Center, a free clinic serving the uninsured, seeks physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab techs, and patient care techs. Non-clinical volunteers needed to to schedule appointments. Contact Stephanie Alston. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER 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. 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. 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. RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE Help in the “home away from home” for 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. STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING Lessons and tours. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. email or call for info. ongoing. 912-4843200. eastcoastpaddleboarding.com. 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. 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. URBAN HOPE An after school program for inner city children seeking adult volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, and more. See website or email for info. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. urbanhopesavannah.org.
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CLEAN, FURNISHED ROOMS FOR RENT: On bus line. Utilities and cable.$125 to $150/weekly. Proof of income required. Call 912-3086509 ROOM FOR RENT: 2129 California Ave. 1 room with private bath or 2 rooms. Includes washer/ dryer, cable, utilities. Must have verifiable income. Adults only. No smoking inside. $240/week or $875/month. Call 912-272-1933
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